WARNING! Get Out of Her – My People!

WARNING TO GET OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE

“…….Babylon The Great…….
‘Come away from her, my people.
Do not take part in her sins,
or you will be punished with her.
For her sins are piled as high as
heaven, and God is ready to judge 
her for her evil deeds.’ “
(Revelation 18:1,4)(NASB)-
BibleGateway

We are warned to “Flee” From False Religion.
The entire empire of false religion is likened to a whore..
She is unclean in God’s eyes, and she will be the first 
element to be judged and punished by God.
Therefore – we have all been issued a warning.
“Flee” – before it is too Late. 
 

“…….Babylon The Great…….
‘Come away from her, my people.
Do not take part in her sins,
or you will be punished with her.
For her sins are piled as high as
heaven, and God is ready to judge 
her for her evil deeds.’ “
(Revelation 18:1,4)(NASB)-
BibleGateway

Get Out of Her – My People !

GET OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE

GET OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE !!!

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN ?

WHO IS SHE ? 

“…….Babylon The Great…….
‘Come away from her, my people.
Do not take part in her sins,
or you will be punished with her.
For her sins are piled as high as
heaven, and God is ready to judge 
her for her evil deeds.’ “
(Revelation 18:1,4)(NASB)-
BibleGateway

COME AWAY FROM HER.

WHO IS SHE ?

WHO IS THIS “BABYLON THE GREAT”?

BIBLE BOOK OF REVELATION

The highly symbolic book of Revelation, 
like so many other prophesies in the Bible, 
is filled with many puzzles pieces.  

By taking each piece of the puzzle and 
placing them together, we get an entire picture;
that will be easy to recognize.

Are you ready to build the puzzle?

Who is the Female Prostitute ?

Who is the female prostitute that we are told
to run away from – to flee from – to get out of ?

GET 1

IS SHE THE ACTUAL CITY OF BABYLON?

NO – FOR THAT CITY DID NOT EXIST
AT THE TIME WHEN JOHN WROTE 
THE BOOK OF REVELATION.

Literal Babylon was no longer a great city 
when Revelation was written at the end of 
the first centry C.E. .

ANCIENT BABYLON THEN 
Ancient Babylon

“The city (of Babylon) was taken by
the Persians under Cyrus the Great
in 539 B.C. .  Later Alexander the Great 
planned to make Babylon the capital of
his eastern empire, but after his death 
Babylon gradually lost importance.”
–The Encyclopedia Americana 
(New York; 1956),    Vol III, p.7

“Although the Persian Kings made Babylon 
their residence, nothing was done for the restoration
of the city;  and Alexander the Great, who, on his 
entrance, in 331 B.C., had promised the inhabitants
to rebuild the ruined temple, was unable even to 
clear away the rubbish, although he employed 
10,000 workmen for two months.  After his death
Babylon went rapidly to decay.”
— The New Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia
    (New York; 1950), Vol. 3, pg. 872) 

So who is – “Babylon The Great” ? 
Could she be the world’s people? 

FALSE RELIGION RIDES THE POLITICAL WILD BEAST

No,  because the nations were said to be made
drunk with the wine of her fornication.

“…..and the inhabitants of the earth
were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
(Revelation 17:2)(NIV)-BibleGateway

Could she be the political element ?

FALSE RELGION FORNICATED WITH THE KINGS

No,  for the scriptures say that she committed
adultery with the kings of the earth.

“With her the kings of the earth
committed adultery…….”
(Revelation 17:2)(NIV)-BibleGateway

HITLER SHAKES HANDS WITH CATHOLIC PRIESTS

In fact, she rides the back 
of the political wild beast.

WHORE RIDES THE BEAST

“I will explain to you the mystery of the woman 
and of the beast she rides”
(Revelation 17:7)

Could she be 
the merchants of the earth?

MERCHANTS BECAME RICH DUE TO RELIGION AND HER HOLIDAYS

No,  because the Bible says that the merchants
were made rich because of her shameless luxuries.

Think of the money that is made by merchants
around the world – due to religious events,
and religious holidays, like Easter, Christmas,
Halloween, Communions, Weddings, Christenings,
Baptisms, Birthdays, and the list goes on.

Think of the money that is spent by chuches
in order to impress people.  The marble, and 
precious stones, gilded art, gold finishings, 
copper urns, and very expensive garbs, mitres,
robes, vestments, tonsures, chalices, altars,
gables, and even the buildings themselves.

Think of the money that is spent for a Church
Wedding, or a church baptism.  Think of the
oils, and fabrics used in church services, and
the list  goes on.

“The merchants who sold these things 
and gained their wealth from her…..”
(Revelation 18:15)(NIV)-BibleGateway

SO WHAT IS LEFT ?

RELIGION.

THE WEALTH OF THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD

How can we be sure that this harlot –
is  relgion ???

That’s where the smaller pieces of the puzzle
fit in.

Where do brides and bridegrooms usually take 
their wedding vows?

Inside of religious institutions !!!

WEDDING VOWS ARE TAKEN IN RELIGIOUS CHURCHES

“Babylon the Great” is said to have had
the bride and the bridegroom inside of her.

“The voice of bridegroom and bride
       will never be heard in you (her)  again.”
(Revelation 18:23)(NIV)-BibleGateway

WHAT OTHER CLUES DO WE HAVE ?

“Babylon the Great” – 
indeed –  amassed Much wealth –

“The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet,
and was glittering with gold,
precious stones and pearls.”
(Revelation 17:3)(NIV)-BibleGateway


Has religion amassed such wealth ???

Pope John XXIII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


One has only to look at the buildings erected
in the name of religion –
Also looking at the religious leaders themselves.

John XXIII Pontifex Maximus 
John XXIII Pontifex Maximus
Maryknoll Fathers, Maryknoll, N.Y. “

And how did these institutions amass this wealth?

Holy Wars, Holy Crusades, Holy Inquisitions, torture,
trickery, murder,plunder, raping, pillaging,
forgery, false promises, stealing, selling of indulgences, 
colloboration with rulers and governments, politics,
selling way into heaven, simony, illegal means, etc.

WHY IS SHE CALLED
“BABYLON THE GREAT”?

Evidently there was something in ancient Babylon
that would be a very strong identifying mark of
this harlot.

Her religion.

According to Genesis 10:8-10,
Nimrod established a kingdom for himself in Babylon.
Apart from the fact that it was a political kingdom,
it also became a powerful pagan religious centre
from where idolatry spread across the world. 

“Advantageous as was Babylon’s geographical 
position, other factors helped to make her a 
dominant city for a long period.  Throughout the 
whole history of Mesopotamia (Babylon)….religion 
has played an important part in giving prestige 
and power to a city…”
–The Encyclopedia Britannica 
  (Chicago; 1946)
    Vol. 2, pg. 841

Babylon was the home of Nimrod –
the first opposer of Jehovah God.

“He was a mighty hunter
before(against)Jehovah:
wherefore it is said,
Like Nimrod a mighty hunter
before(against)Jehovah.”
(Genesis 10:9)(ASV)-BibleGateway

It was under the direction of Nimrod that false religion
got its start.  Before that time, all people on the earth
were worshippers of the Omnipotent Creator; Jehovah God.

Historians such as Wilkinson and Mallett
have proven conclusively from ancient documents
that at one time all the peoples of the earth
believed in ONE GOD, supreme, eternal, invisible, holy.

“The researches of modern writers….. uniformly regard
Babylon… as the cradle of the ancient Paganism.”
–The Worship of the Dead (London; 1904),
   Colonel J. Garnier,  pg. 8

Evidently then, “Babylon The Great” would be the
entire religious empire that rejects JEHOVAH God.

Yes, any religion that worships anything or anyone
other than Jehovah God – Is part of “Babylon the Great”.

WHAT RELIGIOUS FEATURES OF ANCIENT BABYLON
ARE FOUND IN MODERN-DAY ‘BABYLON THE GREAT’?

Unlike early Christianity, where all followers of Christ
were to be ministers of the faith – Ancient Babylon
had a Clergy/Laity distinction.

ALL FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST WERE REQUIRED TO BE PREACHERS

“The distinction between priest and layman
is characteristic of this (Babylonian) religion.”
–The Encyclopedia Britannica (Chicago; 1946),
     Vol. 2  pg. 861

All of Jesus’ Followers were required to preach –
even the women.  (Matthew 24:14) (Matthew 28:19)

Unlike early Christianity, where Christ and his followers
refused political involvement – Ancient Babylon’s 
religious element were deeply involved in politics..

So too, Apostate Christendom is deeply involved
in the world’s political affairs.  Like a whore who
has prostituted herself to the Political wild beast,
Babylon The Great is pictured as riding the back 
of the political beast.  How unlike Christ and his Apostles,
and the early Christians who refused political involvement.

LEADERS OF CHRISTENDOM SUPPORTED HITLER 

Apostate Christendom like ancient Babylon
prostitutes herself with the kings of the earth.

HITLER AND BISHOPS AND POPES

“Church and State (in ancient Babylon) were so 
inextricably mingled that while the State has to be
regarded as a theocracy, the Church must in part
at least be judged as a political institution 
and the state religion as a politcal instrument.”
–The Sumerians (Oxford; 1929), C. Leonard Woolley,
    pg. 129

THE RELIGIOUS WHORE RIDES THE BACK OF THE POLITICAL WILD BEAST

The religious Whore rides the Back
of the Political Wild Beast

Unlike early Christianity, where hope for the dead was
in a resurrection – Ancient Babylonian religion taught
a belief in an immortal soul that lived on – after death.

“After death the souls of men were supposed to 
continue in existence…..”(Beliefs of Ancient Babylon)”
–The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
   (Grand Rapids, Mich.; 1960), Vol. I, pg.373

Unlike early Christianity, which needed no images or 
visual aids – Ancient Babylon was noted for its use of 
images in its worship.

“Babylon….is a land of graven images.”
(Jeremiah 50:35,38)

“Once I saw the silver image, larger than life, 
of the Virgin Mary laden with rings, precious stones,
gold and silver as votive offerings, being carried by
fourteen men on a litterl out through the portal
of the Syracuse Cathedral.  It seemed to flat high
over the heads of the teeming throng as it was 
brought forth, to the accompaniment of ecstatic 
music and the crowd’s stormy prayers, into the 
Gardens of the Stone-cutters.  A procession of 
Marduk, I think, must have looked the same 
when the god was carried in triumph out of 
E-sagila, perhaps through the peribolos and 
along the great Procession Street [of Babylon].”
–Archaeologist Robert Koldewey, l
           Leader in excavation  
   of the ruins of Babylon  (1898-1917),
  as quoted in “Gods, Graves, and Scholars”
  (New York 1954), C.W. Ceram,  pp. 296,297 

THE TRINITY WAS A MAJOR FEATURE
OF ANCIENT BABYLONIAN WORSHIP

The trinity got its start with Nimrod – 
Tammuz – and Semiramis.
Semiramis demanded worship for both 
her husband and her son as well as herself.  
She claimed that her son, was both the father 
and the son.  Yes, he was “god the father” 
and “god the son” – The first divine 
incomprehensible trinity.

Semiramis introduced something that was
completely new and foreign to the people –  
the worship of the father (Nimrod), the son (Ninus), 
and the Holy Spirit (the womb of Semiramis).  
Semiramis replaced the emperorship of Nimrod 
with this new Trinitarian religion.  She indoctrinated 
her “divine son” into this religion, teaching him
the Babylonian mystery of the three-gods-in-one.  
The ones she indoctrinated became her priests, 
thus creating the first clergy class. Semiramis set 
up her son as the first Pontifex Maximus, 
or Shepherd King, and this person is known 
today as the Pope.”
–The Two Babylons ; 
  Alexander Hislop; p.51

2 Th 2:3 
Let no man deceive you by any means:
 for that day shall not come, except there 
come  a falling away first, and that man 
of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2 Th 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth 
himself above all that is called God, 
or that is worshipped;  so that he as 
God sitteth in the temple of God,
 showing himself that he is God.

Yes, Ancient Babylon was noted for its
“HOLY TRINITY” – The very  first time in 
human history that a trinity god was worshipped.  
And from there it spread around the earth.

All pagan religions have their trinity gods.
Even apostate Christendom requires 
worship of the Trinity as a requirement 
for membership in the World Council
of Churches.

“The Trinity is a corruption 
borrowed from the heathen religions,
and engrafted on the Christian faith.”
– (A Dictionary of Religious Knowledge. 
Lyman Abbott; 1875.
section on ‘Trinity’ p944)

“…..conception of the divine trinity . . .
can be found in all the ancient 
[pagan] religions.”
(Dictionnaire Lachatre)

TORMENT AFTER DEATH
WAS A MAJOR BELIEF 
IN ANCIENT BABYLON

Unlike Early Christianity; which believed
in the resurrection and  in eternal life 
on a paradise earth, as the supreme reward 
(Mat.5:5) – and everalsting destruction
as the final punishment(Mat.7:13,14) – 
Ancient Babylon’s religion espoused a place
 of eternal torment.

Ancient Babylon’s religion believed 
in  a place  of eternal torment.

In ancient Babylon “the nether world…is pictured
as a place full of horrors, and is presided over by
gods and demons of great strength and fierceness.”
–The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria; 
        Boston, 1898
   Morris Jastrow Jr., p.581 

ANOTHER CLUE

“Babylon the Great” is held responsible 
for all the blood that has been spilled 
upon the earth.

“In her was found the blood of prophets
 and of the saints,  and of all who have
been killed on the earth.”
(Revelation 18:24)(NIV)-BibleGateway

Looking at the history of both pagandom
and apostate Christendom, t he blood guilt 
is tremendous.  All the wars and atrocities 
done in the name of religion have filled 
many a history book.

Apostate Christendom holds a tremendous 
blood-guilt,from the days of the Holy Roman 
Empire – down till this very day.  The leaders
of Apostate Christendom have prostituted 
themselves to the Kings of the Earth,
by becoming involved in its bloody wars, 
and in its politics, something that neither 
Christ nor his Apostles ever did – nor ever 
would.

The Holy Crusades, the Holy Inquisitions, 
the Massacre of entire nations such as the 
Albigenses, the Waldenses,the Lollards,
and Cathars – were all done in the name of
Christ – by Apostate Christendom and her 
leaders.

Torture, pillaging, murdering, and rape 
were all committed in the name of Christ
by apostate Christendom.

Ethnic murder and mass genocides were
commited with full consent and aid by 
apostate Christendom during the Jewish 
and Serbian Holocaust, and in 1994 in 
Rwanda, and numerous other countries.

Lynchings, mob violence, and evil deeds 
have been done in the  name of Christ for
many centuries by apostate Christendom.

“The church was responsible for persecuting 
Jews,  for the Inquisition, for slaughtering 
heretics by the thousand, for reintroducing 
torture into Europe as part of the judicial 
process. . . .Popes appointed and sacked 
even emperors, and demanded that they 
impose Christianity on their subjects 
under the threat of torture and death. .. 
The cost to the Gospel message was 
horrendous.  It comes as a shock to 
discover that, at a stroke, a pope killed 
far more Christians than (pagan) Diocletian. . 
[Pope Innocent] had no qualms about using 
Christ’s name to do everything that Christ 
objected to.”
—The Dark Side of the Papacy 
      by (Peter De Rosa)

Both Pagandom and Apostate Christendom
 – will be held accountable by God. 
 Neither one nor the other, will escape
 his wrath for what they have done to mankind.
They will receive their due reward for alienating
mankind from Jehovah God.

As a composite group – called “Babylon the Great”,
she will receive the reward due for her evil deeds. 

“…Babylon the Great,
which made all the nations drink
the maddening wine of her adulteries.”
(Revelation 14:8)(NIV)-BibleGateway 

“…..God remembered Babylon the Great
and gave her the cup filled
with the wine of the fury of his wrath.”
(Revelation 16:19)(NIV)-BibleGateway

The religious whore will be destroyed
by the Political Wild Beast
that she has been fornicating with.

The Kings of the Earth
Will turn upon 
their religious paramour

BABYLON BLUE HARLOT ATTACKED 77

The Kings of the Earth
Will turn upon 
their religious paramour

“Come, I will show you the punishment 
of the great prostitute,  who sits on many 
waters. With her the kings of the earth 
committed adultery and the inhabitants 
of the earth were intoxicated with the wine
of her adulteries.  Then the angel carried 
me away in the Spirit into a desert.
There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet 
beast…..The woman was dressed in 
purple and scarlet, and was glittering 
with gold, precious stones and pearls.
She held a golden cup in her hand, 
filled with abominable things 
and the filth of her adulteries.
This title was written on her forehead – 
A MYSTERY – BABYLON THE GREAT 
THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES 
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF 
THE EARTH.  I saw that the woman 
was drunk with the blood of the saints, 
the blood of those who bore testimony
to Jesus.  When I saw her, I was greatly
astonished.   Then the angel said to me:
“Why are you astonished? 
I will explain to you the mystery of the 
woman and of the beast she rides
Then the angel said to me,  
“The waters you saw,  where the prostitute 
sits,  are peoples, multitudes, nations 
and languages.  The beast and the ten 
horns you saw – will hate the prostitute. 
They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked;
 they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
For God has put it into their hearts
to accomplish his purpose 
by agreeing to give the beast their power 
to rule, until God’s words are fulfilled. 
The woman you saw is the great city 
that rules over the kings of the earth.”
(Revelation 17:1-18)(NIV)-BibleGateway 

“Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!
She has become a home for demons 
and a haunt for every evil spirit….
For all the nations have drunk the 
maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed 
adultery with her, and the merchants 
of the earth   grew rich from her 
excessive luxuries.  Then I heard 
another voice from heaven say:
“Come out of her, my people, 
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of 
her plagues; for her sins are piled 
up to heaven, and God has r
emembered her crimes.
Give back to her as she has given; 
pay her back double for what she has done.
Mix her a double portion from her own cup.
Give her as much torture and grief 
as the glory and luxury she gave herself.
Therefore in one day her plagues will 
overtake her:  death, mourning and famine. 
She will be consumed by fire,
for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
When the kings of the earth  who 
committed adultery with her and 
shared her luxury see the smoke 
of her burning, they will weep and 
mourn over her. Terrified at her torment,
 they will stand far off and cry:
 ” ‘Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, 
city of power!    In one hour your doom 
has come!’   The merchants of the earth 
will weep and mourn over her because 
no one buys their cargoes any more– 
cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones
and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and
scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood,
and articles of every kind made of ivory,  
costly wood, bronze, iron and marble;
cargoes of cinnamon and spice, 
of incense, myrrh and frankincense, 
of wine and olive oil,  of fine flour and 
wheat; cattle and sheep;horses and 
carriages;  and bodies and souls of men.
They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for 
is gone from you.   All your riches and 
splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’ 
The merchants who sold these things 
and gained their wealth from her 
will stand far off, terrified at her torment. T
hey will weep and mourn  and cry out:    
‘Woe! Woe, O great city,  dressed in fine linen, 
purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, 
precious stones and pearls!
In one hour such great wealth 
has been brought to ruin!’
Every sea captain, and all who travel
by ship,  the sailors, and all who earn
their living from the sea, will stand far off.  
When they see the smoke of her burning, 
they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city 
like this great city?’  They will throw dust 
on their heads, and with weeping and 
mourning cry out:  ‘Woe! Woe, O great city,
where all who had ships on the sea
 became rich through her wealth!
In one hour she has been brought to ruin!
Rejoice over her, O heaven! 
 Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets!
God has judged her for the way she treated you.’ 
Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder
the size of a large millstone and threw it 
into the sea, and said:  “With such violence
the great city of Babylon will be thrown down,
 never to be found again.  The music of
harpists and musicians,  flute players and
trumpeters, will never be heard in you again.  
No workman of any trade will ever be found
in you again.  The sound of a millstone 
will never be heard in you again.  
The light of a lamp will never shine in you again.
The voice of bridegroom and bride 
will never be heard in you again.
Your merchants were the world’s great men.
By your magic spell all the nations 
were led astray.  In her was found 
the blood of prophets and of the saints,
and of all who have been killed on the earth.”
(Revelation 18:1-24)(NIV)-BibleGateway

GOD’S OWN PEOPLE WILL BE JUDGED FIRST

GODS JUDGMENT WILL START WITH HIS OWN PEOPLE FIRST

The Bible makes it clear that God’s Judgment against
mankind will start with his own people.  Yes, God’s
chosen people will be judged first.  This sounds very
serious, and it is.

GOD  WILL  JUDGE  HIS  PEOPLE FIRST

“Yes, God will judge his people…”
(Deuteronomy 32:36)(MSG)-BibleGateway

“For Jehovah will judge his people…”
(Psalm 135:14)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“For Jehovah will judge his people…”
(Dueteronomy 32:36)(ASV)-BibleGateway 

“…This is no light matter. God has warned us
that he’ll hold us to account and make us pay.
He was quite explicit: “Vengeance is mine, and
I won’t overlook a thing” and “God will judge
his people.” Nobody’s getting by with anything,
believe me.”
(Hebrews 10:26-31)(MSG)-BibleGateway 

“We know that God has said he will punish and
take revenge. We also know that the Scriptures
say the Lord will judge his people. It is a
terrible thing to fall into the hands of the
living God!”
(Hebrews 10:30,31)(CEV)-BibleGateway 

 “For it is time for judgment
to begin with the household of God;”
(1Peter 4:17)(NASB)-BibleGateway 

“It’s judgment time for God’s own family.
We’re first in line.”
(1Peter 4:17,18)(MSG)-BibleGateway 

“It is time for people to be judged.
It will begin with the family of God.”
(1Peter 4:17,18)(NIRV)-BibleGateway

THE  HARVEST  TIME
“Weeding” out the Weeds
from Christ’s Kingdom

The Bible speaks of a weeding work, where Christ
will separate the weeds from the wheat in his
Kingdom.  The weeds have been allowed to grow
alongside of the wheat, until some point in time,
when the time is right for Christ to pluck them
out of his Kingdom.  These weeds that Satan planted
for the purpose to cause “stumbling” will be
removed.  Have you ever wondered how he will do that?
What event or group of events could cause some of
God’s people to be identified by Christ – as weeds?  

“The harvest is the end of the age,
and the harvesters are angels.
The Son of Man will send out his angels,
and they will “WEED OUT”  of his kingdom 
everything that causes sin and all who do
evil.”
(Matthew 13:36-41) (NIV)-(BibleGateway) 

“…so shall it be in the end of the world.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels,
and they shall gather out of his kingdom
all things that cause stumbling, and them
that do iniquity.”
(Matthew 13:40-41) (ASV)-(BibleGateway) 

“After Jesus left the crowd and went inside,
his disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us
the story about the weeds in the wheat field.”
Jesus answered:
   The one who scattered the good seed is
the Son of Man…the good seeds are the people
who belong to the kingdom. The weed seeds are
those who belong to the evil one, and the one who
scattered them is the devil. The harvest is the
end of time, and angels are the ones who bring
in the harvest… That’s how it will be at the
end of time.  The Son of Man will send out his
angels, and they will gather from his kingdom
everyone who does wrong or causes others to sin.
(Matthew 13:36-41) (CEV)-(BibleGateway) 

“…in the completion of the age…The Son of man
shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of
his kingdom all offences (offenders)…”
(Matthew 13:40,41) (DARBY)-(BibleGateway)  

WEEDS  AND  WHEAT
GROWING TOGETHER FOR AWHILE
Until it’s time For “The Harvest”

“‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked.
 “‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat
if you do.  Let both grow together until the harvest.
Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the
weeds…’ “
(Matthew 13:28-30) (NLT)-(BibleGateway) 

“The servants said to him, Then do you want us
to go and weed them out?  But he said, No,
lest in gathering the wild wheat (weeds resembling
wheat), you root up the [true] wheat along with it.
Let them grow together until the harvest; and at
harvest time I will say to the reapers, Gather the
darnel first and bind it in bundles to be burned,
but gather the wheat into my granary.”
(Matthew 13:28-30) (AMP)-(BibleGateway)

“God enters the courtroom.
He takes his place at the bench
to judge his people.”
(Isaiah 3:13)(MSG)-BibleGateway 

“For the time is come for judgment
to begin at the house of God….”
(1Peter 4:17)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“It’s judgment time for God’s own family.
We’re first in line. If it starts with us,
think what it’s going to be like for those
who refuse God’s Message!….”
(1Peter 4:17,18a)(MSG)-BibleGateway

“The Mighty One, God, Jehovah, hath spoken…
Our God cometh, and doth not keep silence:
A fire devoureth before him, And it is very
tempestuous round about him. He calleth to the
heavens above, And to the earth, that he may
judge his people.”
(Psalm 50:1,3,4)(ASV)-BibleGateway 

“…The Lord will judge his own people.”
(Hebrews 10:30)(NLT)-BibleGateway  

RETURNING  TO  CHRIST’S  TRUE  NAME 

An Issue that will “DIVIDE”  God’s People?

When the knowledge of Christ’s true name becomes
evident on a world-wide basis; then what will
God’s people do?  Will they remain stagnant,
in fear of what other’s might think – or will
they agree to the new evidence that cannot be
denied?

Just because someone does something for years and
years, and years – does not mean that it is right
or correct.  How often have God’s people espoused
wrong holidays, wrong doctrines, and even the
denying of God’s name “Jehovah”?  It was not
until light was shed on these subjects that changes
were made even in Christ’s true congregation.

We have seen people give up Easter and Christmas,
and abandon belief in the “trinity” and the use of
the “cross” in worship, etc. because of new light
from research into these topics.  When the pagan
origins were recognized, then God’s people abandoned
their usage in true worship.  This principal applies
also to the return to God’s true name “Jehovah” and
to Christ’s true name “Jehoshua”.

Even though God’s name was removed from the Bible
almost 7,000 seven thousand times, and replaced by
the title “LORD” by translators – that did not
make it right.   And so too, we are faced with the
same dilemma today with Christ’s true name.

Christ’s name had also been removed in favor of a
Greek slur that is dishonoring to the Jewish Messiah.
Even Rome admitted to the burning of old books and
manuscripts that still contained his true name.

With mankind facing the Harvest that Christ foretold,
where weeds will be removed from Christ’s True Church,
one is left to wonder – Is the decision to call Christ
by his real name – going to be a cause for God’s people
to be separated one from another, Just as weeds are
separated from Wheat ?  Only time will tell.

AND THE EVIDENCE IS –

“Originally, the name of the Messiah
was , pronounced Yehoshua.
This is the Messiah’s original name,
and meant ‘Jehovah is salvation’.
It is quite evident that the modern
form “Jesus” does not even remotely
resemble the original name that the
disciples used.. This is fact. “
 -Encyclopedia Americana 
    (Vol.16, p. 41) 

“It is simply amazing to think that all
these years, hundreds of years, mankind
has been calling the Saviour by the wrong name!!”
-Gospel of The Kingdom
True Names and Title
Dr. Henry Clifford Kinley
    1931 – Ohio USA

” ‘Jesus’ was not the Messiah’s name
when He walked the earth.”
-The True Name of The Messiah
  by Neil Bornhoft

“It is interesting that throughout his life,
Jesus Christ never did hear himself called
by that name.”
— “Man’s Great Adventure,”
by Edwin W. Pharlow, professor of history,
Ohio State University.

“The founder of Christianity never heard
Himself called ‘Jesus Christ’ during His life.
He was known by His Hebrew name Jehoshua. 
– Colliers magazine of Sept. 11, 1937
   Paul Parnell  

 “IN 1415,THE CHURCH OF ROME TOOK
AN EXTRAORDINARY STEP TO destroy
all knowledge of two Second Century
Jewish books that it said contained
‘the true name of Christ.’
-What Was The Church Trying to Hide?
  by Tony Bushby 

“The plan of the Greeks was simple,
they merely dropped the Hebrew
terminology of names which referred
to the Hebrew deity, and substituted
the name, or letters, referring to the
name of the supreme deity, Zeus.”
-The Faith Magazine
    Volume 69 

“Now our modern translated scriptures say
Christ’s name is Jesus.  The name Jesus
is a compound word made up of Ie and Sous
(Hail Zeus).”
-The Origin of Christianity
by A.B. Traina 

“This name of the true Messiah,
was objectionable to the Greeks and
Romans, who hated the Judeans (Jews),
and so it was deleted from the records,
and a new name inserted…Ie-Sous
(hail Zeus), now known to us as Jesus.”
-The Origin of Christianity
by A.B. Traina

“It is simply amazing to think that all
these years, hundreds of years, mankind
has been calling the Saviour by the wrong name!!
It’s hard to give up the name of Jesus
because it’s so deeply ingrained in us
and much has been said and done in that name.”
-Gospel of The Kingdom
True Names and Title
Dr. Henry Clifford Kinley
    1931 – Ohio USA

“It is known that the Greek name
endings with sus, seus, and sous
were attached by the Greeks to names
and geographical areas as means to
give honour to their supreme deity, Zeus.”
-Dictionary of Christian Lore and Legend
   Professor J. C. J. Metford  

“The Messiah’s name was replaced with Iesus
(Greek)…Further, the Greek “Iesus”
comes from the name Zeus, the ruling God
in the Greek pantheon.”
-Gospel of The Kingdom
True Names and Title
Dr. Henry Clifford Kinley
    1931 – Ohio USA

“Some authorities, who have spent their
entire lives studying the origins of names
believe that “Jesus” actually means –
“Hail Zeus!”  For Iesous in Greek IS
“Hail Zeus.”  “Ie” translates as “Hail”
and “sous” or “sus” translates as Zeus.
The English name “Jesus”, therefore, stems
etymologically from “Jupiter-Zeus” the chief
god of the ancient Greek Olympus.”
-“Yeshua” or “Jesus” — Which?
Biblical Research Institute; 1996
  by Les Aron Gosling  

“research reveals that the name “Jesus”
is linked to the Greek Sun-god “Zeus” “
-COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE,
   by C. J. Koster

“Originally, the name of the Messiah
was , pronounced Yehoshua.
This is the Messiah’s original name,
and meant ‘Jehovah is salvation’.
It is quite evident that the modern
form “Jesus” does not even remotely
resemble the original name that the
disciples used.. This is fact. “
 -Encyclopedia Americana
    (Vol.16, p. 41)

“Jehoshua” means
‘whose help is Jehovah’;
‘Help of Jehovah’
or ‘savoiur of Jehovah’.”
-Smith’s Bible Dictionary
 under ‘Jehoshua” 

“the construction of theophoric names,
starting with the letters “Jeho” is evidence
that God’s name is actually ‘Jehovah’
(and that Christ’s name is actually Jehoshua)”
– Smith’s 1863
“A Dictionary of the Bible”
 Section 2.1 

THE ‘ JEWISH’  NAME  OF MESSIAH  WAS  REJECTED 

“The traditional Christian Church has forgotten,
and even rejected, her Jewish roots.”
-The History of The Church vs The Synagogue
by Wayne Bedwell 

“Later, in a similar manner,
Pope Alexander VI ordered all copies
of the Jewish Talmud destroyed.
The Council of the Inquisition required
as many Jewish writings as possible to
be burned.”
-What Was The Church Trying to Hide?
  by Tony Bushby  

“The mass destruction of Jewish books
included hundreds of copies of the Old
Testament. In an attempt by the church
to remove Rabbinic information about Christ
from the face of the earth, the Inquisition
burnt 12,000 volumes of the Talmud.”
-What Was The Church Trying to Hide?
  by Tony Bushby

“In the mass destruction of Jewish writings,
the church attempted to destroy all documents
that recorded ‘the true name of Christ ’.”
-What Was The Church Trying to Hide?
  by Tony Bushby

“the Talmudic evidence indicates that
historically the Jews regarded the name
of  Christ as ‘Yehoshua’            .”
– The Names Yeshua and Yehoshua
Yehoshua in the Septuagint
Yehoshua in the Hebrew Bible
by Dr. James Price, professor of Hebrew 

“In order to make the previously despised cult
of the Early Christians acceptable to Constantine,
emperor of Rome – the new (pagan) Church Fathers
had to remove from its teachings certain doctrines
which they knew were objectionable to Constantine.
To accomplish this, certain “correctors” were
appointed, whose task it was to rewrite the Gospels.”
-Apollonius the Nazarene Part 1:
The Historical Apollonius Versus
the Mythical Jesus
By: Dr. R. W. Bernard, Ph.D.  

“Learned men, so called Correctores were,
following the church meeting at Nicea 325 AD,
selected by the church authorities to scrutinize
the sacred texts and rewrite them in order to
correct their meaning in accordance with the views
which the church had just sanctioned.”
-Prof. Eberhard Nestle
`Introduction to the Textual Criticism
of the Greek Testament,’
Einfhrung in die Textkritik des
griechischen Testaments: Eberhard Nestle 

“the (biblical) manuscripts were carefully
revised by the correctores.”
-“Manuscripts” by Louis Bréhier
in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IX
(New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910)
 
“…theological disputes, specifically disputes over
the trinity (Christology), prompted Christian scribes
to alter the words of scripture in order to make them
more serviceable.”
-The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture
Prof. Bart D. Ehrman 

“after the Council of Nicea, A.D. 325,
the manuscripts of the New Testament
were considerably tampered with by scholars,
called `correctores’, who were appointed by
the ecclesiastical authorities, and actually
commissioned to correct the text of the Scriptures
in the interest of what was considered orthodoxy.”
-Archdeacon Wilberforce  

THE  DECEPTION  OF  TRANSLATORS
REGARDING  CHRIST’S  NAME

“The issue IS how to transliterate the real name,
Yeshua (or Jehoshua), from the Hebrew, into English.
We certainly don’t need to go through Greek into
Latin and then from Latin into English. Why would
anyone want to take such a circuitous route,
unless he’s trying to “prove” the validity of
the erroneousness,”Jesus?”
–IS JESUS a PAGAN NAME?
YHWH is Elohim – Yahushua is the Messiah
by Yahkov Hartley 

“The change of the Messiah’s name from Yeshua
(Yahushua) to Jesus (a mistranslation) certainly
serves the purpose of obscuring his Jewish identity
and his Jewish ministry. The true ministry of
Yahushua the Messiah is and was dedicated to
finding the “lost sheep of the House of Israel.”
–IS JESUS a PAGAN NAME?
YHWH is Elohim – Yahushua is the Messiah
by Yahkov Hartley  

 “The English name “Joshua”  is a rendering of the Hebrew
 language “Yahoshua”, meaning “Yehowah” is salvation”.
-^ A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament
Francis Brown, with S.R. Driver and C.A. Briggs,
based on the lexicon of William Gesenius. Oxford:
Clarendon Press. p. 221 & 446 

“Yehoshua may refer to: Yehoshua, the Hebrew
name of Joshua, the son of Nun or of Jesus,
the Christ; since both hebrew names are identical.
Joshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎‎ Yehoshuaʿ; and both have
the same meaning.  Why do some Bible’s translate
it as ‘Joshua’, while others translate it as ‘Jesus’?
There is a definite inconsistency here.”  

“Jehoshua, meaning ‘Jehovah is Salvation’.”
-The Catholic Encyclopedia
Vol. 8, p. 374 

“To transliterate the Hebrew name ‘Yeshua’
(or ‘Yehoshua’) into English, we merely go
to (another man with the same name as Christ),
‘Yeshua’ (or Yehoshua) (who was the son of Nun)
(He is mentioned in The Old Testament as well as
The New Testament.  Thus his name is pronounced
Yeshua (or Yehoshua) both in Hebrew and in English
– a perfect transliteration. What could be simpler?”
(The letter ‘J’ replaces the letter ‘Y’ in English).
–IS JESUS a PAGAN NAME?
YHWH is Elohim – Yahushua is the Messiah
by Yahkov Hartley  

“History, both religious and secular, is clear that
the “Church” has expended a vast effort to distance
itself from the true nature, origins, and purpose of
this Jewish messiah!”
–IS JESUS a PAGAN NAME?
YHWH is Elohim – Yahushua is the Messiah
by Yahkov Hartley 

“This name, Yahshua, being Hebrew,
was objectionable to the Greeks and Romans,
who hated the Judeans, and so it was deleted
from the records, and a new name inserted.
Yahshua was thus replaced by Ie-Sous,
now known to us as Jesus. They had worshipped
Zeus, or Jupiter, as the supreme deity,
so now they were told the new name was Theos,
or Dios, or God.  Their savior was Zeus,
so now they were to accept Jesus (Iesous,
or Zeus).”
– Chapter 3
  THE ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY
  By A. B. Traina

Blessed is he – Who comes in the name of Jehovah

BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF JEHOVAH

Blessed is he – Who comes
in the name of Jehovah

“Blessed is he that cometh
in the name of Jehovah…”
(Psalm 118:26)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“I have come in my Father’s name….”
(John 5:43)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“As for the crowds, those going ahead
of him and those following kept crying out…
Blessed is he that comes in Jehovah’s name!”
(Matthew 21:9)(NWT)

Christ said – “For I say to YOU,
YOU will by no means see me from henceforth
until YOU say, ‘Blessed is he that comes
in Jehovah’s name!’”
(Matthew 23:39)(NWT)

“Blessed is the One coming as the King
in Jehovah’s name!”….
(Luke 19:38)(NWT)

“The next day the great crowd….took the
branches of palm trees and went out to meet him.
And they began to shout: “Save, we pray you!
Blessed is he that comes in Jehovah’s name,
even the king of Israel!”
(John 12:12,13)(NWT)

JEHOSHUA

“For I have come to you
 in my Father’s name….”
(John 5:43a)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“the Hebrew name…..Jehoshua,
means ‘Jehovah is Salvation’. “
-The Catholic Encyclopedia
    Vol. 8,   p. 374

“Joshua (or Jehoshua) not only means
‘Jehovah is salvation’ –  but also suggests
deliverance….”
— Luke: That You May Know the Truth
       by R. Kent Hughes – 1998

“Messiah’s original name was…”salvation.”
This was…Jehoshua or Joshua,
“the salvation of Jehovah*….”
-The Book of Joshua
by George Frederick Maclear – 1897

CHRIST  DECLARED :
“I have come in My Father’s name
and
with His power…”
(John 5:43)(AMP)-BibleGateway

“Christ….Matthew (1:21) interprets
the name originally as Joshua, that is,
‘Yahweh (Jehovah)  is Salvation,'”
-Encyclopedia Americana
    (Vol.16, p. 41)

The first letters of Christ’s Name – start
with the very same letters of God’s Name,
Jehovah.  This was not by mere coincidence.
It is a purposeful way of Jehovah identifying
his son – as the saviour that he had promised.

“…for they shall cry unto Jehovah
because of oppressors,
and he will send them a saviour,
and a defender, and he will deliver them.”
(Isaiah 19:20)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“the name of Christ in the New Testament
means “Jehovah is salvation.” This comes
from the same Hebrew word translated Joshua
or Jehoshua in the Old Testament. It also
means “Jehovah is salvation.” This means
that the name of Jesus should have been
translated into English as “Joshua” or “Jehoshua.” “
-Jesus and Joshua Had the Same Hebrew Name *
The Name Of Jesus;  By Paul Rusnak

“Christ name….In the Septuagint was the
common Hebrew name Joshua (Jehoshua);”
-Encyclopedia Britannica – 15th Edition

“The name Joshua (Jehoshua) derives its
greatest importance and highest sanctity
from the fact that it was sacredly chosen as the
name to be borne by the Messiah. This name was
corrupted and altered in time into the name Jesus.”
–Personal Names in the Bible
by Dr. W.F. Wilkinson, M.A.
Joint Editor of Webster and Wilkinson’s
Greek Testament:  pages 342-343.
    (Vol. 10  p.149)

Jehoshua – The Salvation of Jehovah

“There is salvation in no one else!
God has given no other name under heaven
by which we must be saved.”
(Acts 4:12)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever shall call
on the name of Jehovah
shall be delivered…”
(Joel 2:32)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“…this is what was said
through the prophet Joel,
‘“And in the last days,” God says…
everyone who calls on the name
of Jehovah will be saved.”’”
(Acts 2:16,17,21)(NWT)

“For the Scripture says…
‘everyone who calls on the name
of Jehovah will be saved.'”
(Romans 10:11,13)(NWT)

“…in the name of (Jehoshua) Christ
the Naz·a·rene´,  whom YOU impaled but
whom God raised up from the dead,
by this one….there is no salvation in anyone else,
for there is not another name under heaven
that has been given among men by which we
must get saved.”
  — (Acts 4:10,12)

“Only (Jehoshua) has the power to save!
His name is the only one in all the world
that can save anyone.”
(Acts 4:12)(CEV)-BibleGateway

Jehovah’s Name is “Embedded”
within the name of  Jehoshua

A Name Within A Name.

Jehovah’s name is “embedded” within the name of
Christ – “Jehoshua” (Jehovah’s Salvation). 
Whenever God’s Name is embedded within another
name, it is known as a “Theophoric” Name.

“The name Jhvh (Jehovah) enters into
the composition of many names of persons
in the Bible, as the initial element,
in the form Jeho- (as in Jehoram),”
-The Encyclopedia Britannica,
11th edition; 1910-11, vol. 15, pp. 312,
in the Article “JEHOVAH”

“Jesus….is taken from the Hebrew
name ‘Yehoshua’,  which in English
is translated as Joshua. or Jehoshua,
from the Hebrew – which means
“Yehovah Saves”. “
-Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance

“Jehoshua” means – “whose help is Jehovah”;
Help of Jehovah or savoiur of Jehovah.”
-Smith’s Bible Dictionary
 under ‘Jehoshua”

If Christ’s name were altered and deprived of
his Jewish connection to the Jewish God, Jehovah,
then so many prophecy’s concerning the Messiah,
would lose their meaning and would virtually
become null and void.

Christ was foretold to come in Jehovah’s Name.
Yes, the Messiah was to be the Salvation that
Jehovah God would send to mankind.  And how
appropriate that Jehovah named his son after
himself.  Think of how many worldly Fathers
seek to name their fleshly sons after themselves.
So, too, Jehovah arranged to have His Only
Begotten Son, to bear Jehovah’s Name within the
framework of the Name of His Chosen Messiah.

“the construction of theophoric names,
starting with the letters “Jeho” is evidence
that God’s name is actually Jehovah,
(and that Christ’s name is actually
Jehoshua) …..”
– Smith’s 1863 “A Dictionary of the Bible” 
       Section 2.1


Joel 2:32 – Calling upon Jehovah


 
Joel 2:32 prophetically declares that those
calling upon Jehovah will receive Salvation.
Then in the New Testament book of Acts – this
same prophecy is re-affirmed as being truth.
Those calling upon “Jehoshua” – will be saved.

Both prophecies will be fulfilled when we call
Christ by his True Name – “Jehoshua”.

Jehovah’s name is “embedded” within the name of
Christ – “Jehoshua” (Jehovah’s Salvation). 
Whenever God’s Name is embedded within another
name, it is known as a “Theophoric” Name.

Since Jesus real name – “Yehoshuah” literally
means – the Salvation of Jehovah – we can see
why Jesus said that he came in his Father’s
Name.  We can also see why Jehovah chose
this name for his son – because Jesus (Joshua)
was to be the means by which Jehovah would
provide Salvation to Mankind.

This is in total harmony with the prophet Joel,
who said that only those calling upon the name
of “Jehovah” would be saved.  Those calling
upon Jehoshua – would at the same time be
calling upon “Jehovah” – since the name of
Jesus (Jeho-shuah) has Jehovah’s divine name
imbedded in his son’s name.  How clever and
how appropriate.

“And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever shall call
on the name of Jehovah
shall be delivered…”
(Joel 2:32)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“…this is what was said
through the prophet Joel,
‘“And in the last days,” God says…
everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah
will be saved.”’”
(Acts 2:16,17,21)(NWT)

“For the Scripture says…
‘everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah
will be saved.'”
(Romans 10:11,13)(NWT)
 

“And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever shall call
on the name of Jehovah
shall be delivered…”
(Joel 2:32)(ASV)-BibleGateway

Jehovah Sends His Son
“Jehoshua”  (Jesus)

“…for they shall cry unto Jehovah
because of oppressors,
and he will send them a saviour,
and a defender, and he will deliver them.”
(Isaiah 19:20)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“…At the time that God
has already decided,
he will send Jesus Christ
back again.”
(1Timothy 6:15)(CEV)-BibleGateway

JESUS (Jehoshua)  DECLARED :
“I have come in My Father’s name
and with His power…”
(John 5:43)(AMP)-BibleGateway

“I will come with the mighty acts
of the Lord Jehovah…”
(Psalm 71:16)(ASV)-BibleGateway

USING  CHRIST’S  “REAL”  NAME
IS FULFILLING  THE  WORDS
OF  THE  PROPHET  JOEL

“JEHOSHUA” in Fulfillment
         of  (Joel 2:32)

All the above scriptures will be
fulfilled – only in the name of
“Jehoshua” or “Jahshua”.  Since
Jehovah’s name is embedded in
Christ’s name –  One can call
upon the Messiah – and still be
calling upon Jehovah’s name as well.

Is HELL a place of Torment?

HELL 5

HELL FIRE  TORMENT IS  A  PAGAN  IDEA

“In ancient Babylonian and Assyrian beliefs
the “nether world …is pictured as a place full of
horrors, and is presided over by gods and demons
of great strength and Fierceness.”
-The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
 Boston, 1898, Morris Jastrow, Jr., p. 581

“The idea of suffering after death
is found among the pagan religious teachings
of ancient peoples in Babylon and Egypt…
they portray the “Other World” as featuring
“pits of fire” for “the damned.”    
=(The Book of the Dead)
with introduction by E. Wallis Budge,
1960, pp. 135,144, 149, 151, 153, 161

“The ancient Roman Emperors kept power over the
ignorant masses by creating myths of the afterlife
to keep them locked up in fear.”
-Source- What the hell is “Hell”
                by Gary Amirault  

“The (pagan) belief in immediate transit of individual souls after death
to a state of perfect blessedness (heaven),
or to a state of continuous punishment (hell),
or to an intermediate state of purification (purgatory)
has greatly weakened the expectation of Christ’s Coming.”
-Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D.
Retired Professor of Theology, Andrews University 
 

“Pagan ideas of a fiery underworld
date back as far as Nimrod.
By the third century AD, many distortions
of Bible doctrine had resulted from the church
carelessly allowing pagan beliefs to mix with
Apostolic teachings.”
-Shedding Light on Dark Age Doctrines:
Eternal Torment
Bible Students.com  

“The traditional concept of Hell
does NOT come from the inspired Hebrew
or Greek manuscripts.  It is a pagan myth
adopted as Christian doctrine in the third
century by church fathers.”
– The Traditional Concept of HELL
 by Anthony V. Gaudiano  

“The traditional concept of sinners being
tormented for all eternity in a fiery hell
is clearly from the imaginations of PAGANS!”
– The Traditional Concept of HELL
 by Anthony V. Gaudiano 

“The main features of hell as conceived by Hindu,
Persian, Egyptian, Grecian, and Christian theologians
are essentially the same.  The Western religious
from Roman times through the Middle Ages borrowed
the doctrine of eternal torture from the Pagan
Philosophers.”
-Encyclopedia Americana
under Article – “HELL” 

“The Traditioal Concept of Hell is A Myth.”
– The Traditional Concept of HELL
 by Anthony V. Gaudiano 

PAGAN DOCTRINES ADOPTED BY CHRISTENDOM

“It must not be forgotten that contact with the
heathen had corrupted the opinions of the Jews,
at the time of our Savior.  By receiving the traditions
and fables of paganism, they had made void the
word of God. 
.”
– THE BIBLE HELL; by J.W. Hanson, D.D.
     Fourth Edition; Boston; 1888 

THE  DEAD  ARE  ASLEEP

“…for when a man dies,
“His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth;
in that very day his thoughts perish.”
(Ps. 115:17; 146:4).

“For the living know that they shall die:
but the dead know not anything ….
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;
for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom,
in the grave,  whither thou goest.”  
(Ecclesiastes 9: 5 and 10)

“The living at least know they will die,
but the dead know nothing….”
(Ecclesiastes 9:5)(NLT)-BibleGateway

THE  WAGES  OF  SIN  IS  DEATH
“NOT”  ETERNAL  TORMENT

“For the wages of sin is DEATH,
but the gift of God is eternal life.”
(Romans 6:23)(NIV)-BibleGateway  

HELL  AND  BIBLE  TRANSLATORS

“Much confusion and misunderstanding has been caused
through the early translators of the Bible
persistently rendering the Hebrew ‘Sheol’
and the Greek ‘Hades’ and ‘Gehenna’ by the word ‘hell’.
The simple transliteration of these words
by the translators of the revised editions of the Bible
has not sufficed to appreciably clear up this confusion
and misconception.”
-The Encyclopedia Americana (1942), Vol. XIV, p. 81. 

 ‘Hell’ is not a translation. It is a word that has been
inserted by translators into the Bible because of their
preconceived ideas about a place of eternal torment.
This idea is fast losing ground today as modern translators
realise that Hebrew words like ‘sheol’, simply meant –
the grave to the original inspired writers of the  Scriptures
and “NOT” a place of torment.

The prevailing pagan idea, at the time of the translation
of the King James Version, about hell being a place
where the wicked are being tormented, had influenced
the translators’ interpretation of the Hebrew word “Sheol”.

Translation Use of “HELL”

Old

Testament

New

Testament

Total

King James Version

31

23

54

New King James Version

19

13

32

American Standard Version

0

13

13

New American Standard Version

0

13

13

Revised Standard Version

0

13

13

New Revised Standard Version

0

13

13

New International Version

0

12

12

Revised English Bible

0

13

13

Derby Translation

0

12

12

Amplified Bible

0

13

13

New Century Version

0

12

12

New Living Translation

0

13

13

Rotherham Emphasized

0

 

0

New American Bible (1986)

0

 

0

World English Bible

0

 

0

J.B. Philips

0

 

1

Young s Literal NT

 

 

0

John Wesley s NT

 

 

0

New Covenant (1884)

 

 

0

Western NT (1959)

 

 

0

NT of Our Lord and Savior anointed (1958)

 

 

0

Concordance Literal NT (1983)

 

 

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Christian Bible (1991)

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“There are in fact so many strong biblical, doctrinal,
and logical arguments against the existence
of a literal hell that this question naturally arises:
Why do the churches teach it and why do people often believe it?”
– U.S. Catholic magazine 
 

HELL  AND  PURGATORY
USED  FOR  RELIGIOUS  EXTORTION

“An ancient custom of the Church
is the offering of a daily Mass
for 30 days for a soul in Purgatory.
After the Masses are said, the soul
would immediately be freed from
Purgatory and enter Heaven.”
-Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls
 PWHS; a Catholic Apostolate
The AHS is under the care of the
MONASTERY PIUS XII in Fatima, Portugal. 
 

“The excruciating pain,
the burning agony and the intense
longing for God. All these, and more,
torment the poor souls in Purgatory.
It is a misty place full of fire,
a prison of suffering.  It is a
cleansing process they have to
undergo before they are accepted
into the Kingdom of God. Many think
that it is practically impossible for
the ordinary Christian to avoid Purgatory.
The poor souls wait for their release
through prayers, masses and acts of
charity offered by the living. The poor
souls cannot pray for themselves.
-Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls
 PWHS; a Catholic Apostolate
The AHS is under the care of the
MONASTERY PIUS XII in Fatima, Portugal. 

“You will notice that it is not just
any ordinary indulgence which would only
knock a bit off of your term of punishment
in Purgatory for sins committed during
your life. Pope Benedict XVI is offering
the gold-card plenary indulgence which
remits all purgatorial punishment.
Do not hang about in Heaven’s
detention centre; proceed directly
to the Pearly Gates.”
-Source- “Need a free pass out of
Purgatory?”-The Lourdes will provide TOM
The Sunday Herald,  Dec 9, 2007 
  by TOM SHIELDS 

“Just as in the 15th and 16th centuries
you could sleep with your sister and kill
and lie without fear of eternal damnation,
today you can live exactly as you please
as long as you give your ducats (money) to
one of the companies selling indulgences.”
-Selling Indulgences
  By George Monbiot.
Published in the Guardian
 18th October 2006 

WHY IS GOD’S NAME MISSING FROM MANY BIBLES ?

 

THE  REASON  GOD’S  NAME
IS  MISSING  FROM  MANY  BIBLES

“…the distinctive Hebrew name for God
– usually transliterated Jehovah,
is in this translation
represented by “LORD.”
– Today’s English Version (preface)

There are many different reasons why God’s name
was removed from the Bible.  I will attempt to
briefly discuss them here.

First off, it was a MISTAKE to remove God’s Name
from the bible.

WHY ?

As Author of the Bible, Only God himself has the
right to change or alter the Bible.  God himself
gave mankind a warning – in his own Word – The Bible;
to NOT add to – NOR take away from his Words.

“I warn everyone who hears the words
of the prophecy of this book:
If anyone adds anything to them,
God will add to him the plagues
described in this book.
And if anyone takes words away
from this book of prophecy,
God will take away from him
his share in the tree of life.”
(Revelation 22:18,19)(NIV)-BibleGateway 

     – A  MISTAKE –

“…the suppression
of The Name (Jehovah)

has entailed upon the reader,
and especially upon the hearer,
irreparable loss
its suppression was a  MISTAKE…” 
–Rotherham, 1, Ch. IV, 22-29 

“…the most common “ERROR” made by most
translators in the last 3500 years…is their
elimination of heaven’s revealed Name of
the Most High, Yahweh (Jehovah)” 
– A. B. Traina;
in the Preface of the Holy Name Bible  

“The substitution of the word “Lord” is most unhappy;
for…it in NO WAY represents the meaning of the
sacred name (Jehovah)…”
– The 1872 edition of Smith’s Bible Dictionary 

THE  BASIC  REASONS THAT TRANSLATORS
REMOVED  GOD’S  NAME  FROM  THE  BIBLE : 

1. Anti-Semitic Feelings
   The Jewish God of the Jewish Messiah
   was hated and despised by the Greeks and Romans.
   When Christianity became a State Religion of Rome –
   All attempts to blot out the Hebrew origins of Jesus
   were employed – and Removing God’s Name from the Bible
   was a major attempt to obscure Jesus’ Jewish heritage.

“Well, be assured that the God that the Jews
worship – is the very same God that we worship
.
Their sacred writings, the Law and the Prophets,
we revere and read aloud in our meetings.
And because we worship this God of the Jews,
the one thing we cannot be accused of is novelty.”
–Glimpses Issue #139 :
Why Early Christians Were So Despised;
Ken Curtis PH.D., Beth Jacobson,
Diana Severance Ph.D.,
Ann T. Snyder and Dan Graves. ©2003
by Christian History Institute.
“The Octavius of Minicius Felix” ;
2nd century A.D.

2. Support of Trinitarian Doctrine
   When Rome voted to adopt the Trinity doctrine of
   the numerous Pagans in her empire – The Name of
   God – YHWH (translated Jehovah in English) –
   interfered and hindered the Newly Adopted teaching
   That Jesus was the Almighty God – Jehovah.
   Rome paid her translators to remove God’s name
   almost Seven Thousand Times (7,000) from the Bible.

“In the first two centuries nearly all the
various readings of the New Testament came
into existence, the majority of them by
deliberate alteration of the text…in the
interests of (the trinity) dogma…”
-the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics;
 The Bible in the Church

“Codex B (Vaticanus)…was altered by a later hand
in more than two thousand places.  Eusebius, therefore,
is not without grounds for accusing the adherents
of….the newly-risen doctrine of the trinity
of falsifying the Bible…”
-(Fraternal Visitor 1924, p. 148;
translated from Christadelphian Monatshefte).

“The removal of the Tetragrammaton (Jehovah)
from the New Testament and its replacement
with the surrogates KYRIOS and THEOS
blurred
the original distinction between the Lord God
and the Lord Christ,
and in many passages
made it impossible which one was meant. 
As time went on…it was often impossible
to distinguish between them. Thus it may be
that
the removal of the Tetragrammaton (Jehovah)
contributed significantly to the later…Trinity “
– George Howard,  Bible Scholar ;
The Name of God in the New Testament,
BAR 4.1 (March 1978), pg 15 
`
It was they who demanded, in effect,
that Christianity be “updated”
by blurring
or even obliterating the long-accepted
distinction between the Father and the Son
.”
– When Jesus Became God
by Richard E. Rubenstein, p.74 

3. MONEY
   Because the God of Christ – The Jewish God, Jehovah,
   was not popular with the world of mankind, they
   sought to remove him from their Bibles.  Bible
   translators knew that for their Bibles to be purchased
   they would need to appeal to their readers.  They
   also knew, that if they used God’s Divine Name Jehovah,
   then people would not purchase their Version and thus
   they would lose money.

God’s name Jehovah/Yahowah appears in the original hebrew
text about 7000 times, but the NIV fails to mention it even once.
When asked about this,   Edwin H. Palmer, Th.D.,
Executive Secretary for the NIV’s committee wrote :

Here is why we did not :  You are right – that Jehovah is
a distinctive name for God
and ideally we should have
used it.
 But we put 2 1/4 million dollars into this
translation and a sure way of throwing that
down the drain is to translate
,
for example,
Psalm 23 as, ‘Yahweh (Jehovah) is my shepherd.
 Immediately, we would have translated for nothing. 
Nobody would have used it (or purchased it).
Oh, maybe you and a handful [of] others. 
But a Christian has to be also wise and practical.  
We are the victims of 350 years of the King James tradition.
It is far better to get two million to read it-
that is how many have bought it to date-
and to follow the King James, than to have two thousand
buy it and have the correct translation of Yahweh(Jehovah)
. . . It was a hard decision, and many of our translators
agree with you.”
– The Reason NIV removed Jehovah’s Name
      Edwin H. Palmer, Th.D.,
    Executive Secretary for the NIV‘s committee 

“The situation today, where many translations…
exists largely because of the amount of money
to be gained…”
-(The Preservation of the Bible By Faithful Churches)
      –By Charles V. Turner

4. MAN MADE “TRADITION
   It was a tradition of the Jews to avoid using God’s
   name altogether.  They stopped all mention of him.
   No longer using God’s Divine Name, they no longer used
   it in their prayers, even making it a sin to say his
   name out loud.  They considered it “blasphemy” to
   utter the name of God, Jehovah.  Many translators
   admit to following this “Jewish Tradition” and have
   thus removed Jehovah’s name and replaced it with Titles
   such as “LORD” and “GOD” – all in capitals – to show
   that they have removed God’s name in those places.
   Jesus condemned the man-made tradition of the Jews.
   Following their lead in this – would be directly against
   Jesus’ Teachings on this issue.

“…Yahweh (Jehovah), is the proper personal name
of the God of Israel…the term Adonai,  ‘My Lord’
was later used as a SUBSTITUTE.  The word  LORD
 in the present version represents
the TRADITIONAL usage.”
– New American Bible (Catholic)
   Introduction to the O. T., Page XI.

“In this translation
we have followed
the orthodox Jewish TRADITION
and substituted ‘the Lord’
for the name ‘Yahweh’ (Jehovah)”
— Preface – 1935 Bible ;
   J. M. Powis Smith and Edgar J. Goodspeed

“Jesus replied,
“And why do you break the command of God
for the sake of your tradition?
Thus you nullify the word of God
for the sake of your tradition. “
(Matthew 15:3,6)(NIV)-BibleGateway 

5. SUPERSTITION
   During the time when Israel was in slavery to Babylon,
   she absorbed and adopted many Babylonian customs and
   ideas.  One of these was the “Superstition” against using
   the name of a God – for fear that bad things would
   happen to them.  As the Babylonians called their Chief
   God – Marduk by the title “LORD” so as not to offend
   him, so too – the Jews adopted this idea in reference
   to Jehovah God.

When the Yisraeli (Israelites) came out of Babylonian
captivity, they brought along with them
the Babylonian
culture, and
along with it Babylonian beliefs and
superstitions.
 
One of these pagan Babylonian practices
or beliefs was called “ineffability.”
This was the SUPERSTITION  against using the name
of a deity for fear of something bad happening to them.
The idea was that if you said the name of a deity
he or she would notice you.
The pagan practice of
ineffability was further reinforced by Greek
Hellenization.”
-(b.Pes. 50a) (b.Kidd. 71a). 

“The avoidance of the original name of God (Yehowah) 
both in speech and,  to a certain extent, in the Bible…..
first arose…..in Babylonia.  According to Dalman
(l.c. pp. 66 et seq.),”
-The Jewish Encyclopedia
TETRAGRAMMATON; by
Crawford Howell Toy, and Ludwig Blau 

“The idea that only the priest could utter
The NAME of The HEAVENLY FATHER, and that he
was to disguise or hide it from the common people,
came from the idea that the NAME was “ineffable”
or “unutterable”. However this was a pagan doctrine
that they adopted from the Egyptians, Babylonians,
and the Greeks
…”
-THE FINAL REFORMATION; KOSTER P.54, P112

Marduk was, therefore, a very important god of Babylon.
In the first millennium BCE, his name was considered
so holy, that it was almost never pronounced
;
instead, people said and wrote Bêl, ‘LORD’.

Herodotus correctly calls the supreme god of Babylon
Bêl (“lord”), because his real name was not pronounced.
-[Herodotus, Histories 1.181-2;
tr. Aubrey de Sélincourt]

“The ineffability of divine names
was on old idea in Egypt…
the name of Osiris himself was said
to be ineffable…the name Marduk of Babylon
was also declared ineffable
. The Greeks
avoided the names of their deities
and preferred to call them by
the  titles Kurios and Theos.”
-The Final Reformation
By Dr. Koster; pp. 54 and 112 

“…But at least by the third century B.C.E.
the pronunciation of the name YHWH (Jehovah)
was avoided, and Adonai, the Lord,”
was substituted for it…”

– Encyclopedia Judaica (p. 679).

“The Hebrews considered The Name of God
to be ‘ineffable’ and substituted in reading
Adonai (My Lord).”
-Columbia Encyclopedia Vol. 2
  under the subject ‘God’ 

6. “JEHOVAH” IS NOT THE HEBREW WAY TO SAY GOD’S NAME
   Some Bible Translators say that they have removed
   God’s name from the Bible – because Jehovah is not
   the proper way to say God’s name in Hebrew.
   This reasoning is merely an excuse and not a reason
   at all.  For if this reason was valid, then we
   would also have to remove Jesus name from the Bible,
   since the name “Jesus” is not the way that it was
   written or spoken in Hebrew either.  Many Hebrew
   names are written in the Bible – which are not as they
   were in Hebrew and yet we do not remove them. 
   Therefore this reasoning is truly invalid.  Examples
   of Jewish names in the Bible which are translated
   into English – much differently than their original
   Hebrew couterparts  – are :  Jesus, Jeremiah, Jonah,
   Joel, Jerusalem, Joshua, etc.

“… the Committee… is, omitting the name of God
(because)
the word ‘Jehovah’ does not accurately
represent any form of the Name ever used in Hebrew…”
– The Preface of the Revised Standard Version 

Thus, the Hebrew  “ye-ru-sha-LA-yim
became “Jerusalem“;
ye-ri-HO”  became  Jericho;
and “yar-DEN”  become  “Jordan”.
Hebrew personal names such as
yo-NA”  became  “Jonah”,
yi-SHAI”  became  “Jesse
and “ye-SHU-a”  became  “Jesus“.

Likewise “YHWH, Yahweh, or Yehowah”
became  “Jehovah” in english.

7. GOD  DOESN’T  NEED  A  NAME
  
God does not need to be distinguished from other gods.
   Some translators have made this statement.  Who are
   we to say that God doesn’t need a name ?  God deemed
   it necessary to name all the stars in the heavens, and
   to place his name upon people that he liked, and upon
   places that were important to him.  His own word the
   Bible – emphasizes the importance of a name.  The
   translators of the Bible did not remove Satan’s name
   from the Bible – nor did they remove the names of
   numerous false gods from the Bible.  

“the use of any proper name
for the one and only God…
is entirely inappropriate
for the universal faith
of the Christian Church.”
-the preface of the Revised Standard Version;
 Under reasons (excuses) for the removal of
 God’s personal name – Jehovah

“He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.”
(Psalms 147:4)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“Lift up your eyes on high,
and see who hath created these,
that bringeth out their host by number;
he calleth them all by name
The everlasting God, Jehovah,
the Creator of the ends of the earth…”
(Isaiah 40:26,28)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
(Proverbs 22:1)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“A good name is better
than oil of much worth…”
(Ecclesiastes 7:1)(NLV)-BibleGateway 
  
“…The Sacred Name Yahovah
was revealed to man by Yahovah Himself
and is not a man-given name”
-(see II Apol., 10, 13; Trypho, 126, 127).

In the Bible, refusing to mention the name of a god
means refusing to worship this god (Ex 23:13)
and that is why Satan incited the Israelites,
by means of the prophets of Baal,
not to use the Name of Jehovah (Jr 23:27).

“Yahweh (Jehovah) is the name
that indicates the God of the Hebrews.
Where the Philistines worshipped Dagon,
the Egyptians, Amon, and the Ammonites, Milcom,
the Hebrews worshipped YAHWEH (Jehovah).
The title ‘god’ (elohim) is ALSO applied to false deities
in the Scriptures as well as Yahweh (Jehovah),
hence is NOT a term by which one can be
distinguished from the others.
When the voice said, ‘I am Yahweh (Jehovah),’
there was no doubt in any listener’s mind
as to the identity of the speaker.
He was the God of the Hebrews.
So far as is known, no other peoples
called their god by this name.”
– Review and Herald, December 16, 1971 

“In the Scriptures there is the closest possible relationship
between a person and his name, the two being practically
equivalent, so that to remove the name
is to extinguish the person. (Num. 27:4; Deut. 7:24)
To forget God’s name is to depart from Him.”
Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary, p. 571 (1964) 

JEWISH  BIBLES  FAVOR  THE  NAME “JEHOVAH” 

Non-superstitious Jewish translators always favored
the name “Jehovah”
in their translations of the Bible.
On the other hand one can note that there is no
Jewish translation of the Bible with “Yahweh”.

NAME OF VERSION
(JEWISH)
TONGUE PUBLISHED
IN:
DIVINE NAME
RENDERED
Immanuel Tremellius Latin 1579 Jehova
Baruch Spinoza Latin 1670 Jehova*
Samuel Cahen French 1836 Iehovah
Alexander Harkavy English 1936 Jehovah**
Joseph Magil (see below) English 1910 Jehovah
Rabbi L. Golschmidt (see below) German 1921 Yehovah

“non-superstitious Jewish translators
always favored the name Jehovah
in their translations of the Bible.
On the other hand one can note that
there is NO Jewish translation of the Bible
with Yahweh.” 
M. Gérard GERTOUX; a Hebrew scholar,
  specialist of the Tetragram;
  president of the Association Biblique
  de Recherche d’Anciens Manuscrits

THE  EARLY  CHRISTIANS
USED  THE  NAME – “JEHOVAH”

As a follower of Christ,
Peter used Gods name, Jehovah
.
When Peters speech was put on record
the Tetragrammaton (YHWH / Jehovah) was here used
according to the practice during the first
century B.C.E. and the first century C.E.”
– Paul Kahle; Studia Evangelica, edited by Kurt Aland,
F. L. Cross, Jean Danielou, Harald Riesenfeld
and W. C. van Unnik, Berlin, 1959, p. 614
(See App 1C §1.) 

The early Christian scholars therefore
easily learnt the true pronunciation
.”
The 15th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica,
 volume 12, p. 995, under the heading “Jehovah” 

REMOVING “JEHOVAH”
ALMOST SEVEN THOUSAND TIMES

“The ASV (American Standard Version)
has “Jehovah”  in it about 6,823 times,
just like the original Hebrew,
but the NASB removed it every time.
This makes for some awkward situations
like Psalms 110:1, “The LORD said to my lord.” “
-Jason Beduhn
 Northern Arizona University
 Department of Humanities Arts and Religion

Jesus’ name appears only 500 some times in the Bible;
whereas Jehovah’s Name appears almost 7,000  times.

Obviously Jehovah is proud of his name.

So how does he feel about mankind removing HIS Name
from the Bible ?

HOW  DOES JEHOVAH FEEL ?

“Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached,
 O Jehovah, And that a foolish people
hath blasphemed thy name.”
(Isaiah 74:18)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“And now this admonition is for you, O priests.
If you do not listen,
and if you do not set your heart to honor my name,”
says  Jehovah Almighty,
“I will send a curse upon you,
and I will curse your blessings.”
(Malachi 2:1) (ASV)

“How long, O God,
will you allow our enemies to mock you?
Will you let them dishonor your name forever?”
(Psalm 74:10) (NLT) -BibleGateway

And all day long
my name is constantly blasphemed.
Therefore my people will know my name;
therefore in that day they will know
that it is I who foretold it.
(Isaiah 52:5,6) (NIV) -BibleGateway

“Therefore, behold, I will cause them to know,
this once will I cause them to know
my hand and my might;
and they shall know
that my name is Jehovah.”
(Jeremiah 16:21) (ASV) -BibleGateway

“And I will sanctify my great name,
which hath been profaned among the nations,
which ye have profaned in the midst of them;
and the nations shall know that I am Jehovah.”
(Ezekiel 36:23) (ASV) -BibleGateway 

“And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever shall call
on the name of Jehovah
shall be delivered…”
(Joel 2:32)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“…this is what was spoken
by the prophet Joel:
‘In the ‘last days’…..
everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord (Jehovah)
will be saved.'”
(Acts 2:16,17,32)(NIV)-BibleGateway 

FOLLOW  CHRIST’S  EXAMPLE

So rather than follow the Jewish Traditions –
that Jesus Condemned –
We should follow Christ’s
example in making his Father’s name known.

“Our Father in the heavens,
let your name be sanctified.”
(Matthew 6:9) –  BibleGateway

Jesus used his father’s name –
 and told us to do the same.

In prayer to his father, Jesus said:

“O righteous Father,
even though the world does not know you,
I know you, and these know that you have sent me.
I made known to them YOUR NAME
and I will continue to make it known…
“I have manifested Your name
to the men whom You gave Me out of the world.”
(John 17:25,26,6)(ESV)-BibleGateway

“I will praise thy name for ever and ever..
Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised;
And his greatness is unsearchable.”
(Psalm 145:2,3)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“That men may know that thou,
whose name alone is JEHOVAH,
art the most high over all the earth.”
(Psalm 83:18) (King James Version) -BibleGateway

 

 

“Contradictions” or “Correctores” ? Which is the Culprit ?

ALTERING THE BIBLE 2

“Contradictions” or “Correctores” ?
Which is the Culprit ?

Have you ever come upon a scripture that seemed to
Contradict other scriptures that you have read ?
Have you ever wondered why ?

Some people get discouraged when that happens, since
they begin to doubt the Bible’s Divine inspiration.

When a discrepancy suddenly appears, before getting
disheartened, several things must be remembered.
Often, if you continue reading, the scriptures themselves,
will give you more insight and understanding and may
clear up what you have misunderstood.

Unfortunately, there is another factor that needs to
be taken into consideration.  And what is that ?

CORRECTORES !

What or Who are Correctores ?

“Correctores” were hired, to change or “alter”
the verses of the Bible, so as to make the “off color” puzzle
pieces of paganism – FIT into the Bible scriptures. 

These alterations of the Bible, can often leave the reader confused.
Because they were not part of the original text – they frequently
contradict other writings about the same subject.  It makes the
Bible look like double talk.  It takes away the feeling of uniformity
and harmonious thought.  Since these alterations were made to
support the pagan doctrines of Rome, it is quite understandable why
they seem to contradict other scriptures – because they DO“.
They are not divinely inspired, and were forced to fit – but they DON’T“. 

How and Why Did This Happen ?

When the Christian Faith was ripped out of the hands
of Christ’s early followers – it was rudely taken over
by the Powers of Rome.  The Roman Empire could not
succeed in destroying the Early Christians, and began
to fear their widening popularity.  As a politcal ploy,
Rome turned Christianity into a “State” Religion,
and decided to confer upon it, all the beliefs of
her entire empire. Unfortunately for Christianity,
this meant a gelatinous mixture with all sorts of sordid
doctrines and beliefs.  Both gods and goddesses of the
pagan Empire of Rome were thus forcibly absorbed into
this “NEW” Christendom in order to satisfy all the
subjects of Rome’s new “Universal” Religion.  Hence,
the name “CATHOLIC” was adopted, since it’s name means,
UNIVERSAL. 

“Aware that the old religion of Rome
was in a state of advanced decay and was
daily losing its hold on the people…
Constantine saw that by adopting Christianity
they could take advantage of the popular prestige
created by the martyrdom of the early Christians.
Thereby, Constantine could cover up his own
past crimes, gain increased public favor and
extend and consolidate his empire.”
-Apollonius the Nazarene Part 1:
The Historical Apollonius Versus
the Mythical Jesus
By: Dr. R. W. Bernard, Ph.D.

“In the year 325 A.D. was perpetrated
one of the most colossal frauds and deceptions
in the annals of history. This was the date of
the Council of Nicea, whose task it was
to create a new religion that would be
acceptable to Emperor Constantine…”
-“The Historical Apollonius
Versus the Mythical Jesus”
By: Dr. R. W. Bernard, Ph.D.

“The Council of Nicea
was a pivotal event in the history of Christianity.
The sudden adoption of a quasi-philosophic term
to define the historic Jesus as equal to God
was a major departure from scripture and tradition. 
Further, the use of this term “trinity” in a Creed meant that,
from 325 on,  Nicenes could and did proclaim other
dogmas that have no basis in Scripture.”
– State Church of the Roman Empire; Ben H. Swett; 1998

The Pagans were happy, but what about the remnants of
Christ’s true followers?  How would they swallow the
pill of compromise that was against everything that
Jesus Christ taught?   They wouldn’t.
But it was take it or die.   There was no choice.

“The day was to come when the Nicene party
won out completely and then the emperors…
decreed that one who denied the Trinity
should be put to death.”
-The Church of our Fathers – 1950, pg. 46

Along with forceful measures; Rome had to think fast
of other trickery and contrivance.  Bible’s were banned
and burned; to prevent people from checking God’s book,
and comparing it with the new Universal Faith of Rome.
When it became apparent that even burning the Bible
would not eradicate it – then “Correctores” were hired,
to change or “alter” the verses of the Bible, so as to
make the “off color” puzzle pieces of paganism – FIT
into the Bible scriptures.  Rome could not expect a
“Perfect Fit” – but at least enough false insertions,
to keep most of the people happy.

“In order to make the previously despised cult
of the Early Christians acceptable to Constantine,
emperor of Rome – the new (pagan) Church Fathers
had to remove from its teachings certain doctrines
which they knew were objectionable to Constantine.
To accomplish this, certain “correctors” were
appointed, whose task it was to rewrite the Gospels.”
-Apollonius the Nazarene Part 1:
The Historical Apollonius Versus
the Mythical Jesus
By: Dr. R. W. Bernard, Ph.D.

And Here – my Friend – is where we find the many
contradictions that have kept Christians in hours of
debate and confusion.  After all these years, it is
difficult to say for sure – which parts were altered
and which were not; even though we do have some
“apochrypha” insertions that most scholars recognize
as being false insertions that came through Rome’s
corruption influence on the Bible.

A Prime Example

A prime example of the work of the “Correctores”
is the Doctrine of the “Trinity”.

Prior to the conquest of Christianity by Rome, all early
Christians worshipped the God of Jesus Christ.
He was a single God that did NOT share equality
with anyone.

“Hear, O Israel:
Jehovah our God is one Jehovah:
and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God
with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy might.”
(Deuteronomy 6:4,5)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“Praise be to the God…
of
our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(Ephesians 1:3)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“At first the Christian faith
was NOT Trinitarian…”
(Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics)

“Jesus declared…’salvation is from the Jews.
… the true worshipers will worship THE  FATHER.’ “
(John 4:23,24)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“As a follower of Christ,
Peter used God’s name, Jehovah…..
according to the practice during the first
century B.C.E. and the first century C.E.”
– Paul Kahle; Studia Evangelica, edited by Kurt Aland,
F. L. Cross, Jean Danielou, Harald Riesenfeld
and W. C. van Unnik, Berlin, 1959, p. 614
(See App 1C §1.)

“Well, be assured that the God that the Jews
worship – is the very same God that we worship.”
–Glimpses Issue #139 :
Why Early Christians Were So Despised;
Ken Curtis PH.D., Beth Jacobson,
Diana Severance Ph.D.,
Ann T. Snyder and Dan Graves. ©2003
by Christian History Institute.
“The Octavius of Minicius Felix” ;
2nd century A.D. 

But, since the Roman empire was filled with
polytheistic gods that were worshipped in groups
of three – a compromise was sought by Rome.
Therefore, Rome turned the worship of the one God,
Jehovah, into a “Triune” Deity with His son.

“So we see the earliest forms of various
pagan religions were really derivations of
the One True God, Jehovah.  The more that people
crept away from faith in God, the more elaborate
the concoctions became regarding their view of God,
until a “trinity” of three persons was invented.”
– The Pagan Influence Upon the Development
   of the Doctrine of the Trinity -Michael F Blume 

The Work of the “Correctores”

Rewriting the Bible to Support the Trinity Doctrine:
“Learned men, so called Correctores were,
following the church meeting at Nicea 325 AD,
selected by the church authorities to scrutinize
the sacred texts and rewrite them in order to
correct their meaning in accordance with the views
which the church had just sanctioned.”
-Prof. Eberhard Nestle
`Introduction to the Textual Criticism
of the Greek Testament,’
Einfhrung in die Textkritik des
griechischen Testaments: Eberhard Nestle
 
“the (biblical) manuscripts were carefully
revised by the correctores.”
-“Manuscripts” by Louis Bréhier
in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IX
(New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910)
 
“…theological disputes, specifically disputes over
the trinity (Christology), prompted Christian scribes
to alter the words of scripture in order to make them
more serviceable.”
-The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture
Prof. Bart D. Ehrman

“after the Council of Nicea, A.D. 325,
the manuscripts of the New Testament
were considerably tampered with by scholars,
called `correctores’, who were appointed by
the ecclesiastical authorities, and actually
commissioned to correct the text of the Scriptures
in the interest of what was considered orthodoxy.”
-Archdeacon Wilberforce
 
“What these `correctores’ did was to cut out
of the Gospels with minute care, certain teachings
of our Lord which they did not propose to follow.”
– “Gospel of the Holy Twelve,”
   by Rev. G. J. Ouseley  

Should We Toss The Bible ?

Many contend that we should throw the Bible away,
simply because Rome has altered so many Bible verses,
to support her “Man-Made Dogmas”.  But should we ?

Look at it this way.

Suppose you received a long letter from someone that you
loved very much.  Imagine that one of your children
spilled chocolate ice cream on the letter and stained
several places so that some of the letter was unreadable.
Would you throw the entire letter away as a result ?
Of course NOT !  Instead you would read what had not
been touched – and try to gain as much information as
you could from what was left.

This should be our same attitude toward the Bible. 

 The End of Contradictions

With this information in mind, Christians no longer
have to say that the Trinity is a “Mystery” that we
cannot comprehend or understand, but rather that it
is a falsehood that was placed into the Bible text
to further Constantine’s greed for power.

the Trinity “is a corruption
borrowed from the heathen religions,
and ingrafted on the Christian faith.”
-Dictionary of Religious Knowledge

Jesus never contradicted himself.  He didn’t say,
one minute – “The Father is Greater than I” and
then the next minute – infer that he was both God
the Father and God, The son.

“The doctrine
that Jesus Christ the Son of God
was God the son
was decreed by worldly
and ecclesiastical powers.
Men were forced to accept it
at the point of the sword or else,
Thus, the error of the trinity
was propounded to the end
that ultimately people believed it
to be the truth.
Thus Christianity became in essence
 like Babylonian heathenism,
with only a veneer of Christian names.”
— Forgers of the Word -1983 Victor Paul Wierwille

Jesus was not a ventriloquist – neither did he play
mind games with his followers. It truly was Jehovah
God – whose voice thundered from heaven, telling the
world how proud he was of His son.

“And he received honor and glory
from God the Father
when God’s glorious, majestic voice
called down from heaven,
‘ This is my beloved Son;
I am fully pleased with him. ‘ “
(2Peter 1:17) (NLT) -BibleGateway

” ‘ Behold, my servant,
whom I uphold; my chosen,
in whom my soul delighteth:
I have put my Spirit upon him,
He will bring forth justice to the nations. ‘
Thus saith God Jehovah….”
(Isaiah 42:1,5) (ASV)(NIV) -BibleGateway

“Then  a voice came out of the cloud, saying,
‘ This is My Son, My Chosen One;
listen to Him ! ‘ “
(Luke 9:35) (NASB) -BibleGateway

 

 

Proof of The Bible’s Divine Inspiration

Proof of Divine Inspiration

Biblical inspiration is defined as the work
of the Holy Spirit by which, without setting
aside their personalities and literary or human
faculties, God so guided the authors of Scripture
as to enable them to write exactly the words
which convey His truth to men, and in doing so
preserved their judgements from error in the
original manuscripts.

The Word of God as given to us in the Bible
is a product of two free agents, human and divine.
Through (fallible) human authors, God manifested
the infallible and errorless writings, which
convey His messages.

A natural question is, why God chooses to have
humans write the Bible; couldn’t He write the
Bible Himself much like what He did in inscribing
the Ten Commandments on the tablets?

Wouldn’t  this have been an easier way of preserving
the accuracy of the Bible, instead of through the
hands of fallible men?

Although God is sovereign and can do anything
by Himself, He chooses to have humans interact
in His plan. This is one of the biggest
differences between Christianity and other
religions; with God reaching down to man,
instead of man reaching up to Him.

We have seen many examples in the Bible,
which God chooses to have human interaction.

We learn from 2 Timothy 3:16 that the entire
Bible is inspired by God, not just partially.

The process of inspiration is described in
2Peter 1:21, ‘for prophecy never came by the
will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they
were moved by the Holy Spirit.’

The word ‘moved’ in 2 Peter 1:21 is the same word
used in Acts 27:15-17, meaning that the boat was
‘moved’ or ‘borne’ by the wind.  While the crews
(human authors) on the boat have full freedom of
steering the boat, the motion of the boat is
entirely borne by the wind (God’s holy spirit)
in a storm.  The use of this word indicates that
the Holy Spirit completely superintended the
human author in the process of recording His words.

It is important to point out that inspiration was
not a mechanical dictation of the Scripture to the
authors.  The authors are free to express their
emotions and style in the writing.  It is also
important to mention that only the Autographs
(the original written documents) are inspired.

Throughout the Old Testament it was mentioned
repeatedly that the Scripture is the word of God
(Jer 1:9, 31:2; 2 Sam 23:2; 1 Kings 20:13). 

God also instructed His spokesmen to write the
message down (Ex 17:14; Jer 30:2). 

Another strong proof for the inspiration of
the Bible is the fulfillment of the prophecies,
particularly those relating to Jesus
(His birth- Isaiah 7:14, Micah 5:2;
His impalement- Psalm 22:16-17, Isaiah 53:12;
and His resurrection- Psalm 16:10, 22:22).

Jesus taught that the entire Bible, both the
Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament)
(Matt 21:13, 26:31, 5:18 and Luke 4:27)
and the Christian Greek Scriptures (New Testament)
(John 14:24, 16:12-13) is the infallible and
inerrant word of God.

The apostles also attested the inspiration of the
Scriptures, in both the Old Testament (Rom 3:2)
and the New Testament (2 Peter 3:15,16). 
Moreover, they proclaimed their own writings
as God’s words (1 Cor. 14:37), and their messages
as God’s words (Gal 1:12; 1 Thess. 2:13).

“The first christians relied on the Old Testament
as their chief religious book. To them it was of
divine origin and authority.”
-Dr. Samuel Davidson; The “Canon”
The Encyclopedia Britannica

Scientific Proof
of the Bible’s Inspiration

Scientific Knowledge found
in the Bible, before mankind was
even aware of it.

Suspended Upon Nothing

In ancient times when the Bible was being written,
there was much speculation about how the earth
was held in space. There were various mythological
explanations as to how the earth was situated.
It was thought at that time, that the earth rested
upon other objects and was supported by various
contrivances.

Even before the invention of telescopes and scientific
gazing devices – Bible writers were divinely inspired
to record accurate scientific data concerning the earth.

Rather than reflect the mythological views existing
at the time of its writing, the Bible simply stated
(in about the year 1473 B.C.E.):
“[God is] hanging the earth upon nothing.”
(Job 26:7)

In the original Hebrew, the word for “nothing”
used here means “not any thing,” and this is
the only time it occurs in the Bible.

The picture it presents of an earth surrounded
by empty space is recognized by scholars as a
remarkable vision for its time. Surely, only the
creator of the earth and the universe would have
known at that time, that the earth was being held
in space upon “Nothing” –

The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament
says: “Job 26:7 strikingly pictures the then-known
world as suspended in space, thereby anticipating
future scientific discovery.”

Yes, nearly 3,500 years ago, the Bible correctly
noted that the earth has no visible support,
a fact that is in harmony with the more recently
understood laws of gravity and motion.

“How Job knew the truth,” said one scholar,
“is a question not easily solved by those who
deny the inspiration of Holy Scripture.” 

A Circle – The shape of the earth.

You may be surprised to learn that the Bible
revealed that the earth is round.
Job 26:10, Prov 8:27, Isaiah 40:22, Amos 9:6.

Today, we chuckle at the people of the
fifteenth century who feared sailing because
they thought they would fall over the edge
of the flat earth. Yet the Bible revealed the
truth in 1000 B.C. – 2500 years before man
discovered it for himself!

The Encyclopedia Americana said:
“The earliest known image that men had
of the earth was that it was a flat,
rigid platform at the center of the universe…”

The concept of a spherical earth was NOT widely
accepted until the Renaissance.

Some early navigators even feared that they
might sail off the edge of the flat earth.

But then the introduction of the compass and
other advancements made possible longer ocean
voyages. These “voyages of discovery,” another
encyclopedia explains, “showed that the world
was round, not flat as most people had believed.”

Yet, long before such voyages, about 2,700 years ago,
the Bible said: “There is One who is dwelling
above the circle of the earth.” (Isaiah 40:22)

The Hebrew word here translated “circle” can also
mean “sphere,” as various reference works note.
Other Bible translations, therefore, say,
“the globe of the earth” (Douay Version)
and, “the round earth.”—Moffatt.

Thus, the Bible was not influenced by the
unscientific views prevalent at the time
regarding the earth’s support and its shape.
The reason is simple: The Author of the Bible
is the Creator of the universe.

He created the earth, so he should know what
it hangs on and what its shape is.

Hence, when he inspired the Bible, he saw to it
that no unscientific views were incorporated in it,
however much they may have been believed by others
at the time of the Bible’s writing.

This, too, gives invariable evidence of the Bible’s
Divine inspiration.

PATHS OF THE SEA

Matthew Maury (1806-1873) is considered
the father of oceanography. His wife was reading
a portion of the Bible to him. While listening,
he noticed the expression “paths of the sea”
in Psalms 8:8. Upon his recovery, Maury took God
at his word and went look ing for these paths.

We are indebted to his discovery of the warm
and cold continental currents. His book on
oceanography is still considered a basic text on
the subject and is still used in universities.
Maury used the Bible as a guide to scientific
discovery. This is yet another evidence of the
Divine Wisdom contained in Bible scriptures that
were written by men who were inspired beyond the
limited knowledge of the times.

The Hydrologic Water Cycle

The water cycle was not fully understood
until about 30 B.C. by a Roman engineer
named Marcus Vitruvius. Yet every aspect of
the water cycle was fully revealed to mankind
in 1600 B.C.! The Bible’s description is in
perfect harmony with modern science.
Eccl 1:6-7; 11:3; Job 26:8; Amos 9:6.
Vitruvius was 1600 years too late!

Yet, just another proof of the Bible’s Divine
Inspiration. 

MEDICAL ADVICE

Laughter is good for your health.
Laughter is good for your heart. 
Proverbs 17:22, 

“A merry heart doeth good like a MEDICINE.” 
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, 
but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” 
(Proverbs 17:22)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“If you are cheerful, you feel good;
if you are sad, you hurt all over.”
(Proverbs 17:22)(CEV)-BibleGateway

“A relaxed attitude lengthens life;
jealousy rots it away.”
(Proverbs 14:30)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“A calm and undisturbed mind and heart
are the life and health of the body,
but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like
rottenness of the bones.”
(Proverbs 14:30)(AMP)-BibleGateway

Not only has it been proven by medical science
that laughter is good medicine for the heart
and even for cancer patients that have been
known to go into remission after watching
many hours of comedy – But even medicine
has proven that certain personality types
are more prone to stroke, heart attacks and
cancer.

An article in The Birmingham News,
titled ‘Laughter’ says :

“the LATEST medical evidence reveals that,
“At some point during laughter,
your body issues A PRESCRIPTION
from the pharmacy in your brain.”

How did the writer of Proverbs know that
– 3000 YEARS AHEAD OF MEDICAL SCIENCE? 

The Life of the Flesh is in the Blood 
Leviticus 17:11, 

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood.”

That is the most accurate, scientific statement
ever written about the blood!

For thousands of years, doctors treated people
by a practice called “bleeding.” They thought
that all illnesses could be cured by removing blood.

In 1799, a little more than 200 years ago, George
Washington was literally bled to death. They bled
poor George four times, the last time they took over
a quart of his blood! They didn’t know it at the time,
but they were literally draining away his life by removing
his blood.

It wasn’t until the early 1900’s that a man named
Dr. Lister discovered that the blood provides the
bodies entire immune system –
Indeed – THE LIFE OF THE FLESH IS IN THE BLOOD!

Again this is amazing proof that the Creator
of all mankind – did indeed inspire the writing of those
basic truths about blood,  long before mankind
was aware of those facts.

What Moses wrote in 1490 B.C.,
as recorded in Leviticus – is just now being
discovered in the past one hundred years. 

Yes, mankind is just now discovering
what had been revealed to Moses almost six thousand
years ago.  

The Wisdom of God’s Laws on Blood 

AND  WHAT   ADVICE  IS  THAT ?

“This is a lasting ordinance
for the generations to come,
wherever you live :
You must NOT eat… any BLOOD.”
(Leviticus 3:17)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“You must not eat the blood of any creature,
because the life of every creature is its blood;
anyone who eats it must be cut off.”
(Leviticus 17:14)(NIV)-BibleGateway

“…according to the hand of Jehovah…
Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven,
let it be done exactly…”
(Ezra 7:6,23)(ASV)-BibleGateway

“You must abstain from eating food
offered to idols, from consuming blood
…and from sexual immorality.
If you do this, you will do well.  Farewell.”
(Acts 15:29)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“…they should keep themselves from things
offered to idols,  from blood…
and from sexual immorality.”
(Acts 21:25)(NKJV)-BibleGateway 

HOW  THAT  ADVICE  PERTAINS –  TODAY

“Many of those contributing to blood banks are people
you might not desire to drink from the same cup with,
let alone consume their blood into your circulatory
system.  Some critics of transfusions argue that it is
nothing more than a modern form of cannibalism.”
– JAMA, July 25, 1990:476.
The New England Journal of Medicine, 322-11:777. 

“Similar is the receiving of alien blood from
a cut vein, either through the mouth or by
instruments of transfusion…
…the divine law, prohibits the eating of blood,
Yet, either manner of taking blood accords with
one and the same. “
-Thomas Bartholin (1616-80), 
  Professor of anatomy
  at the University of Copenhagen

GOD’S  WISDOM  IS  VINDICATED

“We should be grateful to Jehovah’s Witnesses
because by raising this issue, they have not only
drawn attention to their own rights but also
helped the entire medical community to understand
the dangers of blood transfusions.”
-Michel de Guillenchmidt, professor of law in France
The medical newspaper Meditsinskaya Gazeta 

“The Patient Rights Act-1991 has repeatedly
echoed the same theme that Jehovah’s Witnesses
have sounded for years. Adult patients have the
right to decide for themselves what type of
medical treatment to accept or reject.
Few treatments in modern medicine have the
escalating risks of blood transfusions. The
history of the use of blood products is dismal
and does not promise to get any better.
Is it any wonder that not only Jehovah’s
Witnesses but the community-at-large demands
that physicians and hospitals offer medical
and surgical care without the use of blood
or blood products.”
-Sharon Vernon, RN ; Director, CBMS
St. Vincent Charity Hospital,
Cleveland, Ohio 

“Our patients who have chosen to receive non-blood
medical care have found that the benefits outweigh
the risk of transfusion.”
– Joan Karnell Cancer Center; 
at Pennsylvania Hospital
The University of Pennsylvania
Health System @2004 

“As a physician, I am absolutely thrilled
with the results we are seeing from bloodless
surgery,” says Dr. Burzon. “Our patients are
doing extremely well..”
– Meridian Health; July 3, 2003

“The excellent results of major surgery
without blood transfusion is a powerful argument
for transfusion-free surgery. We have performed
hundreds of open-heart operations without a drop
of blood.  Our success is due to careful planning
and execution of sound principles to avoid
transfusion.”
-Manuel Estioko, M.D.
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Good Samaritan Hospital
Los Angeles, CA 

“Bloodless medicine and surgery is a
driving force in the practice of medicine today.
It is quite possible that in the very near future
transfusion will be eliminated altogether.”
– Ciril Godec
Professor, Clinic of Urology
University of New York 

“Because of consistent success in
Jehovah’s Witnesses and the fact that blood
transfusion carries a risk of serious complications,
we are currently performing most of our pediatric
cardiac operations without transfusion.”
-Circulation, September 1984.

“…due to the efforts of the Witnesses, 
hospitals around the country have started
bloodless surgery units, said Dr. Jeffrey Carson,
medical director of the Center for Innovations
in Bloodless Surgery and Medicine at
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
in New Brunswick, N.J.  Studies have shown that
patients who refuse transfusions often gain
significant medical benefits,
Carson said”
-Steve Ellman; Miami Daily Business Review
     03-04-2004 

“No blood ! If you think that statement is
solely linked with Jehovah’s Witnesses,
then you are well behind the times.
Today, there is an ever increasing groundswell
of disdain for blood transfusions and the
dangers associated with them.  More and more
people, from all walks and life, are actively
seeking safer medical treatment. Worldwide there
are more than 90,000 doctors who specialise
in non-blood treatment.  The tragedy of AIDS
has made the public aware that the blood supply
can never be completely safe. In fact, a recent
poll in Canada showed that 89 % of people there
would prefer an alternative to donated blood.”
– Blood transfusion complications and alternatives;
   Copyright 2001 by PageWise Inc. 

“largely due to the stand of Jehovah’s Witnesses –
bloodless medicine and surgery has reached an
advanced level of development and is the preferred
treatment of many informed people. “
– Blood transfusion complications and alternatives;
   Copyright 2001 by PageWise Inc. 

“The practice of bloodless medicine
involves the delivery of medical and surgical
care without the transfusion of blood products.
This technique has long been applied to
Jehovah’s Witness patients, but it is now
experiencing widespread popularity with other
patients due to the lessened risk of infection
and immunologic complications.”
– University of Southern California
  Department of Surgery

So we see that even the Bible’s Divine wisdom
on the use of Blood was far ahead of its time.

Like blood letting – it might very well be that
in the next one hundred years, mankind will look
back at blood transfusions with horror, when they
realize fully, the true dangers of feeding patients
through intravenous pints of blood.

Indeed the Bible has proven over and over,
the Divine Wisdom and inspiration that
Jehovah God has given to its writers.