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December 2010

The Witchcraft of Selfishness: Your worst Enemy!

I believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining. To talk without real meaning does no one any good,”Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach with food every day.”

Definition of SELFISH

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: concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others 
 
 
Selfish people think that the world revolves around their needs, their purposes, their abilities and when the facts don’t follow the fantasy within it opens them up to all manner of reactions none of which is good. Look at Washington D.C. today to see where selfishness leads, the overindulgence’s, the prideful behavior, the arrogance begin to manifest.
 
Certain people who believe in Evolution will say that selfishness is a BASE GENE that makes it possible for evolutions “Survival of the Fittest” to succeed, allowing those who are the best at survival to live and propagate the species on the earth. (See below) 
 
 
 
 
 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0520265939&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  Selfishness disregards and retards YOUR innermost desire to help others unless it benefits you first and superimposes “a self preservation” that is unnatural and overdone.
 
 When you display selfish behavior you are showing the pride of life in you. If you display selfish behavior with God or your neighbor, God will not put up with you for very long. 
 
God will ultimately destroy people that continue to display selfish behavior. 
 
 1 John 2:16, “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
 

Psalms 101:4, “A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
2
: arising from concern with one’s own welfare or advantage in disregard of others selfish act>

 
 
 
 
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Definition of WITCHCRAFT

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a : the use of sorcery or magic b : communication with the devil or with a familiar
 2
: an irresistible influence or fascination
 
This is why I connect Witchcraft to Selfishness because they produce similar results despite http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B00394DLAU&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrgreat intentions! Church people are in great danger of this since we have in the past taught self defeating dogmas as a natural course of teaching, the Charismatic overindulgence’s with “emotional worship” and strange outward reactions to the Spirit’s presence has created a form of Witchcraft, a spell of emotional craft that if others don’t see you doing the same “Your in Rebellion to God” when the true rebellion is being grown in them.

The one thing we seem to miss in Worship is BALANCE, God never OVER DOES IT he is perfectly balanced and has perfect instructions concerning Life and Worship. Be careful here though, being Charismatic is not cultism or even wrong, no more than being Baptist is, BOTH can fall into this sin of selfishness. OVER doing anything becomes a selfish thing in the end and leads to Witchcraft’s from the minor to the Major .




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The “irresistible influence or fascination” that Witchcraft has is the exact same thing that selfishness produces, this influence is AGAINST human nature to be FREE from outside influences that want to control our lives. We self violate our own desires for freedom whenever we allow anything to control us including a selfish motive. Demons are behind this influence and they enjoy watching us do ourselves in with our own self preservation mechanism.

 
If we allow into our “Gates” the sight, hearing, smell and feeling centers of our mind which control our emotions, they will get overloaded with demonic influences, Satan is the Master manipulator and deceiver.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000VZWB1U&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrOur emotions are NOT saved when we are so they are susceptible to outside influence, we must separate ourselves from the Worldly influence NOT by cutting off but by training ourselves to respond differently based upon God’s will NOT ours.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1530715/Scientists-discover-brain-trigger-for-selfish-behaviour.html

 
 
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Scientists have found that they can make people selfish and egotistical by turning off a brain region at the flick of a switch, providing new insight into social behaviour.
They set out to show that activation of the area of the brain known as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) triggers self-control.
The scientists used repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on subjects, in which a weak magnetic field was used to temporarily disable the DLPFC.
Then they took part in a bargaining game in which two individuals had to agree on the division of a given amount of money.
One person proposed an offer and the other could either accept or reject it — but rejection meant that neither got any money.

The researchers found that suppressing the right side of the DLPFC made the volunteers more likely to accept unfair offers instead of rejecting them in order to punish the “proposer” for not sharing more equally.

Subjects who had the right DLPFC turned off were far less able to keep their selfish impulses under control, though they still knew what was fair and what was not.

“Our study suggests that right, but not left, DLPFC is involved in overriding selfish impulses while it does not affect subjects’ fairness judgements,” said Prof Ernst Fehr, an economist.

The insight into the brain circuits that regulate selfish impulses is published today by Prof Fehr and the neuroscientist Prof Daria Knoch, of Zurich University, with Prof Alvaro Pascual-Leone, of Harvard.

Prof Knoch dismissed fears about the unethical use of the method, saying that the effect was of only short duration and required the permission of the person undergoing the stimulation.
Earlier studies using a brain scanner method had suggested that self-control depended on the DLPFC, which is among the last brain areas to mature.

The new research, published in the journal Science, points out that the same part of the brain is not fully developed in young people, which could account for their notoriously selfish behavior.

Human society depends on fairness, co-operation, politeness, punctuality, and honesty — and on punishing those who violate these norms.

The Dynamics of Sactification 
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In Conclusion:

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0310212693&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThis last statement is IMPOSSIBLE in the light of Human Nature as it is without God, to be able to manipulate the Brain proves nothing if it cannot be used to permanently change the Heart of Man where the manipulation starts in the first place. Whatever we do to make ourselves better apart from God is like trying to wash a blood soaked Rag, the stain remains.

Entire sanctificaion: The divine purification and perfection of man 

 

Is Ghost Hunting a Dangerous Game or a Serious Ministry to be Done?

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1893788008&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrI believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining. To talk without real meaning does no one any good,”Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach with food every day.”

What’s funny in almost ALL evidence presented to prove the supernatural is the array of skeptics that line up to DISPROVE the proof just as they do to the bible. 
 
But I must honestly say that every attempt I’ve seen on U-tube  FALLS SHORT of proving http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000GB5MEC&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifranything solid, I know you can imitate what is seen by a fake copy but that proves nothing unless you can prove that THE PEOPLE involved are liars and deliberately faking the evidence. 
 
That hasn’t been done, so the evidence that has stood the test of scientific scrutiny on this film evidence is still real. Evidence and Proof it seems are fickle things, that is how its perceived is according to the beholders, This is why no one is able to be definitive because no matter who sees the same thing you saw they see it differently or make an excuse that make even less sense than the reality on film!

I thought I would write about this subject since it has always been of interest to me, Ghost Hunting at least the serious versions on T.V and the Movies SEEM fun and scary to the uninitiated and novices on the outside of the “Other Side” business!

I have been in many of the so-called Haunted Places around the U.S. and The World, and they indeed are possessed of spiritual substances of unknown origin, at least on the surface. The http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003YCL0XW&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrproblem is for some reason, we need these Ghost stories to make the places we visit come to life in our hearts and minds, a kind of Romantic interlude from the past, a rush of fearful adrenalin, yes its very real to our fleshly experience but is it all it has pretended to be? 

In some cases, we even convince ourselves of the reality of a Haunting because we what so badly to believe in an afterlife. But I would put forward that TRUTH trumps imagination any day of the week, haunted or not, ghost or no ghost what God says is of greater import than made up stories of men, even actual historical ones! Ghost Hunting: A Biblical Perspective  The Ghost Hunter’s Bible: The Definitive Edition   Having been on that side of the Darkness for a large part of my adult life as a Black Witch, I know full well the “Dangerous side of the Other Side” and all these paranormal shows on television dealing with it are only fueling an interest in “Satan’s deceptive project” called “Ghost Hunting”.  I’M NOT SAYING its fake or hogwash or even uninteresting to study as some do, what I am saying is that MOST of it is merely scratching the surface of a very dangerous world of Demonic Deception and brings us NO closer to the truth of what happens after death. 

A deception so deep and so bold as to cover a realm that ONLY God himself has the right and the honor to rule, this realm of the dead is not only ruled over by God he actually is the only one who controls it completely, so it would be of the utmost importance for us to question him on the subject don’t you think?
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000HEVZSK&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrDon’t get me wrong, I don’t believe for the most part that anyone involved in “Ghost Hunting” is willingly deceiving people BUT I do know for a fact based on what I’ve witnessed in the Craft and deeper dark secrets of the Occult that no one seems to see the dangers as I do. Those of you who have left the Craft for the Hope and caring of Christ should see it too! 

It is very important to reveal what life is like after death, BUT even more important that we have all the facts available to us, not assumptions, maybe’s or even feel good ideas about death.

First lets define just what we are talking about:

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Paranormal phenomena are distinct from certain hypothetical entities, such as dark matter and dark energy, insofar as paranormal phenomena are inconsistent with the world as already understood through empirical observation coupled with scientific methodology. 

In other words the world around you has no bearing on the world of the dead and CANNOT be understood by it apart from God’s clear explanation in Scripture revealed only to those who pass his test of Salvation all other attempts result in half truth and shadows of fact. The Paranormal is beyond mortal, flesh and blood understanding and explanation therefore to believe what our mortal logic says is FUNNY at best.

What we don’t know is far more dangerous than what we think we know about it, so there is a great need to simply stop and search out the truth found ONLY in scripture about the TRUE nature of the Spirit world and those who inhabit it. What if ALL of what Ghost Hunters believe about what they are doing is only PARTLY right, what if all the talk about the dead revisiting the areas of their earthly living is NOT TRUE AT ALL! 

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001E96KFK&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrI find the ignorance out there knowing both what I’ve experienced and what God’s word has revealed plainly to me to be beyond the pail of stupidity, it is not worth the silly “shadow figures” and “apparitions” appearing on film to be SO WRONG and put you and your families lives in such danger. These beings appearing as human spirits are VERY dangerous, and VERY powerful once you expose them to your life. They WILL follow you, taunt you and your families forever UNLESS you realize who they really are and deal them the blow of death by “Spiritual Warfare”!


So what’s haunting these areas or houses if the Ghosts of people are not really there?


http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0800794036&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThe Bible NOWHERE teaches us that we stay or visit our old life as a spirit or Ghost (UNLESS God brings us back from a near death experience or as Christ we are raised from the dead, in those cases we came back to our Bodies not as haunting spirits.) these are the only exceptions to the rule of death, ONCE DEAD the body is useless having served its purpose and the Soul and Spirit move on to their eternal destiny.
Heb 9:27  
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this {NOT Haunting a house but} the judgment:”
 
Gen 25:8 
“He died in a good old age, an old man – So God had promised him. His death was his discharge from the burdens of his age {His Times}: it was also the crown of the glory of his old age. He was full of years – A good man, though he should not die old, dies full of days, satisfied with living here, and longing to live in a better place. 
And was gathered to his people – His body was gathered to the congregation of the dead,{The Physical Grave} and his soul {Contained within his spirit} to the congregation of the blessed.{ Then it was “Abraham’s Bosom” but after Jesus was raised from the dead it became Heaven or Hell that we were destined to be.
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The question then is WHERE are our people in death? 

Is There Death After Life? 

 Most of what people believe about Death has been filtered by the circumstances of our childhood, old wives tales, or just very bad doctrines taught by well meaning churches who THOUGHT that was what God said in the bible without proper “Dividing of the truth.”


FaithFaith Lessons on the Death and Resurrection of the Messiah: The Bible’s Timeless Call To Impact Culture (Leader’s Guide) 

What the Bible Reveals About Heaven 

Death Passed Upon All Men 

Passed from Death unto Life

  Luk 20:35-36

  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0892280786&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr“But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world {Where I’m From..Heaven.}, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels {NOT become angels but are equal before God.}; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.”
ONCE in heaven why in the world of stupidity would anyone what to come back and “Haunt” their old life on earth?
 Joh 14:2 
“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. “
Much deception has resulted from mishandling this verse, What are these “Mansions” Christ speaks of here? Is Jesus really building a building for us to live in or is there something deeper to learned from here?
Heb 11:16 
“But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city {The New Jerusalem}. “
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Joh 2:19 
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple {Of my Body}, and in three days I will raise it up.
1Co 3:16-17  
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?   If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

So it would seem we have positive proof that our physical bodies are “Buildings” containing greater “Buildings” called “The Temple of God” which can be raised up when we die. 
Which begs the greater question, if our Mansions are being built where is the process being done?

2Co 6:16-18  
“And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
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2Co 5:10  
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

1Co 3:12-15  
“Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;  Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Notice that WE do the building with the materials God provides or those that Sinful living provides depending on our choices in life, our soul and spirit are the “Guts” of that “Mansion” to live in heaven or to live in Hell for eternity. We are responsible NOW in this life, for our outcome after death in the judgment, good or bad we are now building a mansion with the help of Jesus through the process of separation.



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After all who do we think we are? 

The arrogance of man is simply appalling, do we actually believe that WE can control a realm ONLY God is in charge of?


The obvious answer is NO!!! 
When I or you do die we will INSTANTLY walk or float from this existence into the next without delay, whether or not that’s good for you is your choice NOW so don’t wait to decide. You will not have time to be Haunting your former life, you will be instantly standing before your judgment for a life lived for or against The Lordship of Jesus in your life. 

The Other Side of Death: What the Bible Teaches About Heaven and Hell 

What the Bible Reveals About Heaven 

Faith Lessons on the Death and Resurrection of the Messiah (Home DVD Vol. 4) Home Pack/Bible Study Guides: The Bible’s Timeless Call to Impact Culture 


Job 16:22  
“Go – To the state and place of the dead, whence men cannot return to this life
The meaning is, my death hastens, and therefore I earnestly desire that the cause depending, between me and my friends, may be determined, that if I be guilty of these things, I may bear the shame of it before all men, and if I be innocent, that I may see my own integrity, and the credit of religion, (which suffers upon this occasion) vindicated. How very certainly, and how very shortly are we likewise to go this journey.
1Co 2:11
 “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? 
even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. “
 This realm is unknown to us for good reason, look how we’ve screwed up what little we do know about it? Sin has tainted our viewpoint of everything we once completely understood before the fall, death was a NEW thing to Adam and Eve, they didn’t know what it was or even why it happened, so its not hard to understand why we have come to wrong conclusions concerning Death and Dieing!

1Co 15:54 
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How do you know where you’ll go when you die? If you don’t even understand why your on earth in the first place, beyond the silly concepts of evolution and humanism.


Are we more than the sum of our parts as God says we are, or are we simply the by products of so much primordial soup in the beginning of time?


Eph 5:5  
“For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. “

Why is this true, why can’t just anyone get into heaven? Well would you like to live forever next to a ‘sex offender” or a “Murderer” in heaven as you may have had to do here on earth? God’s standards are much higher than ours, thank God for small favors. 

O.K. so just what are the real experiences that many of us, including me have had concerning Ghosts and shadows that we chase to find out the truth about the afterlife? Who are we dealing with in reality if they are not former people we knew or read about in the history books? 

Are we being duped into a belief system about Ghosts and Spirit’s based upon our emotional attachments to dead loved ones and old wives tales passed down religiously for decades. Why do we fall for these frauds so easily? Are we that gullible? 

 2Co 11:13-15  
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.   Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
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We live in a time when holiday’s we celebrate are more Sacrilegious than faithful, The Christmas Tree and it’s entrapment’s, Easter and the it’s entrapment’s are considered by the world as supporting a Christian religion, how stupid that is when NONE OF THAT STUFF has any resemblance to the true Christian Faith whatsoever, its based in TOTAL PAGANISM so how does it favor God at all, let alone pure Christian Faith? 

The world loves to pervert our faith WITH OUR HELP and this is a great example of just that, this subject is God’s subject not the world’s but we allow them to define what happens at death, what’s wrong with this picture?

This is happening right under the noses of real believers all the time as is the deceptions of Talking to the dead and seeking advice from dead saints.  Both are FORBIDDEN by God which is ignored completely by the Churches supporting these “illegal prayers” that mock the reality of true prayer to God alone.  

Instead in order to befriend the person involved we wrongly think we must absorb the false belief, this is what happened in the 4th century A.D. when Constantine accepted the Faith of Jesus and stopped Rome’s persecution of Christians ALONG with bringing in all the PAGAN garbage into the state church, nice trade off huh?

Satan is the greatest of the great when it comes to “Hidden Agendas”, slight of hand shadowplay were invented by him to hide behind, he uses a sacred cover to shield our investigation of the truth, because it make seeking answers look like Hating others.

Telling the Truth is not Hate Speech! 

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From what I personally have seen and heard with my own life experience I would have to say the latter is true, because no matter how much we find out concerning the paranormal there’s ALWAYS more in the shadows we can’t know ACCORDING TO THEM!  

2Co 11:3-4
 “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 
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Notice, that in Christ is SIMPLICITY but with Satan there is confusion, shadow and subtlety without end, nothing that Satan does or deceives us into is ever easy to understand or accomplish. 
The Christian faith APART from the religious mess that man has corrupted it with is simple to understand, easy to accomplish and open to examination for all but the religion is shadowed with deep holes of misunderstanding.
The real purpose of writing this is to advance an idea, an idea of adding a biblical perspective to the “Hunt” taking it away from the shadows of uncertainty. 

There is no reason to hunt what you don’t understand if the scriptures reveal clearly what your dealing with and just HOW TO CAST IT OUT. That seems to be the big hold up in most paranormal shows, they just want to REVEAL WHAT’S THERE but their definitions are limited to the limited knowledge of the afterlife. 

We have defined the afterlife by old wives tales, false stories, and incomplete experiences and have ended up with half the real story.

What are we dealing with? 
DEMONS!, how do we deal with demons? 
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O.K. first let’s do our homework on Ghost Hunting and its tools: we must understand what they use to understand the why’s and how’s of Ghost Hunting. If you as a believer are serious about this field of investigation then you need to know what God knows and what to use to do it safely.


A Short History of Ghost Hunting
Ghosts, haunting and tales of strange events go well back into ancient history.

More recently though there is a rich and documented history of ghost hunting occurring in New York around 1848 that started the spiritualist movement which continued into late 1930’s. 

These individuals along with many others played a large part in this movement albeit sometimes at opposite ends of the spectrum. 
(Either in their empathy with lost souls or their skepticism in such matters). 
More detailed information is available today on the internet or at your local library. 

Those people listed above are in part the reason for the efforts of Harry Price and the start of documented ghost hunting.

In his time, Harry Price was one of the most influential persons involved in ghost hunting. 
Harry uncovered a number of fraudulent photographers that made their money by double exposing photographic plates and then claiming the images were the dead relatives of the people being photographed. 
Harry also went to numerous seances and tried to prove or disprove their validity scientifically with gauges and measures (some instruments were crafted specifically for this purpose) and kept accurate notes and diaries at all times.


Harry Price was most recognized for his work in the Borley Rectory with his ghostly photography and evaluations of this haunted site. 

Harry’s work is still controversial and questioned by some. 
He was however the fore runner of ghost hunters and his work was the start to a more serious look into the proper use of equipment and evaluations to explain the paranormal.


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Troy Taylor and the American Ghost Society’s….


– The Ghost Hunter’s Guidebook –
 Ghost Hunter’s Guidebook: The Essential Guide to Investigating Ghosts & Hauntings

Published by Whitechapel Productions Press. 

Warning: 

This book is NOT a Christian out-look on Ghost Hunting BUT it is a very good look at the present state of it, so read it with that in mind! 

Now what about the tools of the trade?

Most of the equipment is harmless, but I seriously question the “Spirit Boxes” for allowing the dead to talk to you as this is expressly forbidden in the scriptures for good reason, if you allow a demon to speak you’ll get ONE THING a lie and the longer they talk the bigger the lie gets so this box is a tool that will not help you but harm you. 

Divining rods and spirit boards do far to much to give the advantage to the enemy your trying to CAST out, you are to speak in Authority against the manifestation, not allow it a doorway to make things worse and that’s just what the Ouija does:

http://www.allabouttheoccult.org/ouija-board.htm


In Isaiah 8:19-20,

God says this: 
“When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? …If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light…”



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I believe that we should do FAR more than hunt for Ghosts, we should be helping in a more permanent lasting way, by casting out impersonating demons that falsely take our loved ones identities

Ghost Hunting Equipment Check List

 http://www.ghost-hunting-equipment.com/

The Key is a vast knowledge of Demons and every creature invented in Satan’s evil mind so that you are never caught off guard in any situation in your personal life or your “Hunters” life.


 
Knowing how to use “Spiritual Warfare” against the devils is paramount to real success, without a clean personal life free of worldly weights and a renewed mind filled with knowledge of your enemy and a healthy fear of your failure. Remember I said “HEALTHY FEAR” not FEAR for the sake of Fear, they will and should fear the prepared hunter who knows who they are http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002X46NES&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrdealing with and uses the authority of God as a sword. The devil’s ALL fear Jesus and if we walk and talk just like”him” they can’t tell the difference, when we command in his authority, Demons in whatever form they take will flee.
Since Ghosts are in reality Demons that are impersonating those who have died, adults and children with whom they have had intimate physiological and or soulful connections, knowing the history of the person they are pretending to be is helpful only in a surface way.

What is really important is to know why they were involved with those people, get your eyes off 
the imitation before you and on what caused the devils to be attached with them?
How did they get there in the first place, why this house?
 Is it a family-line demon, attached to a particular family sin?
Is it a demon connected to the persons property or household possessions from another family line curse?
What curse brought the devil there and can it be broken once and for all, research every entrance that could hold the key to casting it out? 

Your real bread and butter so to speak is in your research team looking for the facts behind the haunting, the hunting is the fun part but its not the most important part, that comes when you can claim the person or the property FREE in Christ’s name!
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Debating False Religion:The Historical precedent to fight exists!

I believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining. To talk without real meaning does no one any good,”Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach with food every day.”

 

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Well so have I; the only problem is I didn’t listen then and since it’s an eternal issue concerning millions of souls going to Hell, I won’t listen now either!

Signs and wonders refer to the miracles produced by the Holy Spirit, such as through the Apostles, especially Paul, as a testimony to God’s power and glory.

We can see them portrayed in many places in Scripture..BUT….

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Kingdom of the Cults, The

Cults: Dangerous Devotion

Combatting Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults

Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies: The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, The Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, The New World Order, and many, many more (Vintage)

Kingdom of the Cults-Introduction to the Cults

Killer Cults: Shocking True Stories of the Most Dangerous Cults In History

Jonestown – The Life & Death of Peoples Temple

Cults in Our Midst: The Continuing Fight Against Their Hidden Menace

“That just because we agree on some things, that we should look the other way concerning the truth that God says plainly!”

It has become an epidemic in the Church to cannibalize the truth we know, acting as wolves instead of sheep!

Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing: How Unseen Need Destroys Friendship and Community and What to Do about It

Wolves in the Church

Wolves Within the Fold: Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power

In the Shadow of “Savage Wolves”: Anabaptist Munster and the German Reformation During the 1530’s (Studies in Central European Histories)

Beware of Wolves: The Rise of Psycho-Spiritual Terrorism in the Church (Volume 2)

Kingdom Zoology: Dealing with the Wolves, Serpents and Swine in Your Life (Arabic Language Edition)

Matthew 7:15 (Amplified)

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.”

Matthew 7:14-16 (in Context) Matthew 7 (Whole Chapter)

Hand in Hand with wolves in the past? No different today!

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Galatians 4:17

“Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may be zealous for them.”

The Corinthian church for example was chastised for tolerating “other gospels”–gospel accounts and religious claims that don’t come from God or his apostles.

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Christians must always be on guard against false teachers within the church.

2 Peter 2:3

“In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up.

Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.”


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“Garbage in a silver garbage-can is still trash!”

False Teachers Will be Judged and Destroyed!

Take heed, God will destroy those who are wicked; but take comfort, for He also will rescue those who are in Him.

No one is immune from the judgment of God,NO ONE.

No one will escape God’s wrath!

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Why then do we FALL hook, line and sinker for what we could have done ourselves, Satan just uses US to do his “miracle-working” and we look in amazement as if he did something wonderful!

The Devil is now busy at work in the same field in which the Lord sowed the good seed. What do you think he’s doing?

He’s planting a seed that resembles what you planted in Jesus name.

When you reap from that wrong seed that produces crap; what do YOU do?

You simply fall in devotion to YOUR way of believing, basing a new “tradition” on that “false growth” from “bad soil” and call it a blessing “From God”.

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Satan is seeking to prevent the growth of the wheat, not the planting but the growth by planting another plant, the tares, which closely resemble the wheat in appearance…but choke out it’s life-giving force.

Seducing Spirits and Doctrines of Demons: Last-Day Supernatural Confrontation 

Doctrines of demons: A Christian response to the occult 

Doctrines of Demons…Exposed: And Countered by the Word of God 

The Sins of America: Part 2: Foundation of the Nation, Agendas and Doctrines of Demons 

 

Dancing Alone: The Quest for Orthodox Faith in the Age of False Religion 

 Fast Facts® on False Teachings 

 The final flock: The final gathering of Satans false religions 

 

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The Church has fallen prey to an insidious evil called “False Devotion“, we become devoted to our Denominations, our pastors, our teachers, our VERSION of the Truth.

Fellowship: With God & His People: The Way of Christ Without Denominationalism

Denominationalism vs. Christian union

That They May Be One: The Unity of the Body of Christ

The Jesus Proposal: A Theological Framework for Maintaining the Unity of the Body of Christ

Love Covers: a Biblical Design for Unity in the Body of Christ

Unity in the Body of Christ

Father Make Them One: A Prayer of Jesus

ONE: Racial Unity in the Body of Christ

You Are a Spiritual Being Having a Human Experience

Our Oneness in Christ

This a very unhealthy practice IF we do not keep our flesh in check, flesh devotes itself to that which loves it, preserves it and otherwise supports it!

I think God is fed up with the hypocrisy of defending the indefensible doctrines in the name of “Getting Along with others”!

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“Good Works cannot save the soul or the human heart any more than the symbol of salvation, ‘water baptism” can make you born again! “

THE GREAT WITTENBERG DEBATE: LUTHER Vs. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!

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The First Commandment.


“Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.”

That is:

“Thou shalt have [and worship] Me alone as thy God.”

What is the force of this, and how is it to be understood?

What does it mean to have a god?

or, what is God?

Answer:

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If your faith and trust be right, then is your god also true; and, on the other hand, if your trust be false and wrong, then you have not the true God; for these two belong together faith and God.

That now, I say, upon which you set your heart and put your trust is properly your god.

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That is as much as to say:

“See to it that you let Me alone be your God, and never seek another,” i.e.: Whatever you lack of good things, expect it of Me, and look to Me for it, and whenever you suffer misfortune and distress, creep and cling to Me.

I, yes, I, will give you enough and help you out of every need; only let not your heart cleave to or rest in any other.

This I must unfold somewhat more plainly, that it may be understood and perceived by ordinary examples of the contrary.

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Lo, such a man also has a god, Mammon by name, i.e., money and possessions, on which he sets all his heart, and which is also the most common idol on earth.

He who has money and possessions feels secure, and is joyful and undismayed as though he were sitting in the midst of Paradise.

On the other hand, he who has none doubts and is despondent, as though he knew of no God. For very few are to be found who are of good cheer, and who neither mourn nor complain if they have not Mammon.

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So, too, whoever trusts and boasts that he possesses great skill, prudence, power, favor friendship, and honor has also a god, but not this true and only God.

This appears again when you notice how presumptuous, secure, and proud people are because of such possessions, and how despondent when they no longer exist or are withdrawn.

Therefore I repeat that the chief explanation of this point is that to have a god is to have something in which the heart entirely trusts.

Besides, consider what in our blindness, we have hitherto been practising and doing under the Papacy.

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Apollonia]; if he was afraid of fire, he chose St. Lawrence as his helper in need; if he dreaded pestilence, he made a vow to St. Sebastian or Rochio, and a countless number of such abominations, where every one selected his own saint, worshiped him, and called for help to him in distress.

Here belong those also, as, e.g., sorcerers and magicians, whose idolatry is most gross, and who make a covenant with the devil, in order that he may give them plenty of money or help them in love-affairs, preserve their cattle, restore to them lost possessions, etc.

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Thus you can easily understand what and how much this commandment requires, namely, that man’s entire heart and all his confidence be placed in God alone, and in no one else.

For to have God, you can easily perceive, is not to lay hold of Him with our hands or to put Him in a bag [as money], or to lock Him in a chest [as silver vessels].

But to apprehend Him means when the heart lays hold of Him and clings to Him. But to cling to Him with the heart is nothing else than to trust in Him entirely.

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As though He would say:

Whatever you have heretofore sought of the saints, or for whatever [things] you have trusted in Mammon or anything else, expect it all of Me, and regard Me as the one who will help you and pour out upon you richly all good things.

Lo, here you have the meaning of the true honor and worship of God, which pleases God, and which He commands under penalty of eternal wrath, namely, that the heart know no other comfort or confidence than in Him, and do not suffer itself to be torn from Him, but, for Him, risk and disregard everything upon earth.

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For no people has ever been so reprobate as not to institute and observe some divine worship; every one has set up as his special god whatever he looked to for blessings, help, and comfort.

Thus, for example, the heathen who put their trust in power and dominion elevated Jupiter as the supreme god; the others, who were bent upon riches, happiness, or pleasure, and a life of ease, Hercules, Mercury, Venus or others; women with child, Diana or Lucina, and so on; thus every one made that his god to which his heart was inclined, so that even in the mind of the heathen to have a god means to trust and believe.

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Therefore the heathen really make their self-invented notions and dreams of God an idol, and put their trust in that which is altogether nothing.

Thus it is with all idolatry; for it consists not merely in erecting an image and worshiping it, but rather in the heart, which stands gaping at something else, and seeks help and consolation from creatures saints, or devils, and neither cares for God, nor looks to Him for so much good as to believe that He is willing to help, neither believes that whatever good it experiences comes from God.

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Upon such things it depends, and of them boasts, as though unwilling to receive anything from God as a gift, but desires itself to earn or merit it superabundantly, just as though He must serve us and were our debtor, and we His liege lords.

“The Word is God and God is his Word, therefore do not tamper with its purity!”

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But this is slightly too subtile, and is not for young pupils.

But let this be said to the simple, that they may well note and remember the meaning of this commandment, namely, that we are to trust in God alone, and look to Him and expect from Him naught but good, as from one who gives us body, life, food, drink, nourishment, health, protection, peace, and all necessaries of both temporal and eternal things.

He also preserves us from misfortune, and if any evil befall us, delivers and rescues us, so that it is God alone (as has been http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=097024181X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrsufficiently said) from whom we receive all good, and by whom we are delivered from all evil.

Hence also, I think, we Germans from ancient times call God (more elegantly and appropriately than any other language) by that name from the word good as being an eternal fountain which gushes forth abundantly nothing but what is good, and from which flows forth all that is and is called good.

For even though otherwise we experience much good from men, still whatever we receive by His command or arrangement is all received from God.

For our parents, and all rulers, and every one besides with respect to his neighbor, have received from God the command that they should do us all manner of good, so that we receive these blessings not from them, but, through them, from God.

Not by Bread Alone: An Outlined Guide to Bible Doctrine

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=158736445X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThe letter to Titus: Sound doctrine and good works, a self-study course

Things Which Become Sound Doctrine: Doctrinal Studies of Fourteen Crucial Words of Faith

Sound Doctrine: The Foundation of the Faith

THE TRACT PRIMER: First Lessons in Sound Doctrine for Young Children

The Seven Judgments of the Bible

Sound Doctrine For Today’s Christians; What the bible says

 

For creatures are only the hands, channels, and means whereby God gives all things, as He gives to the mother breasts and milk to offer to her child, and corn and all manner of produce from the http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000QO42A4&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrearth for nourishment, none of which blessings could be produced by any creature of itself.

Therefore no man should presume to take or give anything except as God has commanded, in order that it may be acknowledged as God’s gift, and thanks may be rendered Him for it, as this commandment requires.

On this account also these means of receiving good gifts through creatures are not to be rejected, neither should we in presumption seek other ways and means than God has commanded. For that would not be receiving from God, hut seeking of ourselves.

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Ask and examine your heart diligently, and you will find whether it cleaves to God alone or not.

If you have a heart that can expect of Him nothing but what is good, especially in want and distress, and that, moreover renounces and forsakes everything that is not God, then you have the only true God.

If on the contrary, it cleaves to anything else, of which it expects more good and help than of God, and does not take refuge in Him, but in adversity flees from Him, then you have an idol, another god.

In order that it may be seen that God will not have this http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000CNESNA&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrcommandment thrown to the winds, but will most strictly enforce it, He has attached to it first a terrible threat, and then a beautiful, comforting promise which is also to be urged and impressed upon young people, that they may take it to heart and retain it:

[Exposition of the Appendix to the First Commandment.]

The ten commandments for children (Full-Vision books) 

 

“For I am the Lord, thy God, strong and jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me and keep My commandments.”

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Learn, therefore, from these words how angry God is with those who trust in anything but Him, and again, how good and gracious He is to those who trust and believe in Him alone with the whole heart; so that His anger does not cease until the fourth generation, while, on the other hand, His blessing and goodness extend to many thousands lest you live in such security and commit yourself to chance, as men of brutal heart, who think that it makes no great difference [how they live].

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He has also demonstrated this in all history, as the Scriptures abundantly show and daily experience still teaches.

For from the beginning He has utterly extirpated all idolatry, and, on account of it, both heathen and Jews; even as at the present day He overthrows all false worship, so that all who remain therein must finally perish. Therefore, although proud, powerful, and rich worldlings [Sardanapaluses and Phalarides, who surpass even the Persians in wealth] are now to be found, who boast defiantly of their Mammon, with utter disregard whether God is angry at or smiles on them, and dare to withstand His wrath, yet http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0521379849&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrthey shall not succeed, but before they are aware,they shall be wrecked, with all in which they trusted; as all others have perished who have thought themselves more secure or powerful.

And just because of such hardened heads who imagine because God connives and allows them to rest in security, that He either is entirely ignorant or cares nothing about such matters, He must deal a smashing blow and punish them,,so that He cannot forget it unto children’s children; so that every one may take note and see that this is no joke to Him. For they are those whom He means when He says: Who hate Me, i.e., those who persist in their defiance and pride; whatever is preached or said to them, they will not listen; when they are reproved, in order that they may learn to know themselves and amend before the punishment begins, they become mad and foolish so as to fairly merit wrath, as now we see daily in bishops and princes.

The perversion of submision [sic]: Idols in the Christian church 

Images or Idols?: The Place of Sacred Art in Churches Today 

 The Molten Calf : Idol Gods in the Church 

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Popular Piety And Art In The Late Middle Ages: Image Worship and Idolatry in England 1350-1500 

Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters 

Popery on the Continent in the nineteenth century: A warning to the Protestants of England : being a lecture delivered before the Islington Protestant Institute, on Monday, April 26, 1847 

The true and false in Christian work and worship (The evangel booklets) 

 

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This ought certainly to move and impel us to risk our hearts in all confidence with God, if we wish all temporal and eternal good, since the Supreme Majesty makes such sublime offers and presents such cordial inducements and such rich promises.

How to Recognize False Prophets and Prophecies in the Church 

Idolatry: False Worship in the Bible, Early Judaism, And Christianity 

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0979907314&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrTherefore let everyone seriously take this to heart, lest it be regarded as though a man had spoken it. For to you it is a question either of eternal blessing, happiness, and salvation, or of eternal wrath, misery, and woe. 

What more would you have or desire than that He so kindly promises to be yours with every blessing, and to protect and help you in all need?

But, alas! here is the failure, that the world believes nothing of this, nor regards it as God’s Word, because it sees that those who trust in God and not in Mammon suffer care and want, and the devil opposes and resists them, that they have neither money, favor, nor honor, and, besides, can scarcely support life; while, on the other hand, those who serve Mammon have power, favor, honor, possessions, and every comfort in the eyes of the world.

For this reason, these words must be grasped as being directed http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002RYXA3Q&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifragainst such appearances; and we must consider that they do not lie or deceive, but must come true.

Reflect for yourself or make inquiry and tell me:

Those who have employed all their care and diligence to accumulate great possessions and wealth, what have they finally attained?

You will find that they have wasted their toil and labor, or even though they have amassed great treasures, they have been dispersed and scattered, so that the themselves have never found happiness in their wealth, and afterwards never reached the third generation.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0805464336&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrInstances of this you will find a plenty in all histories, also in the memory of aged and experienced people. Only observe and ponder them.

Saul was a great king, chosen of God and a godly man; but when he was established on his throne, and let his heart decline from God, and put his trust in his crown and power, he had to perish with all that he had, so that none even of his children remained.

David, on the other hand, was a poor, despised man, hunted down and chased, so that he nowhere felt secure of his life; yet he had to remain in spite of Saul, and become king. For these words had to abide and come true, since God cannot lie or deceive.

Only let not the devil and the world deceive you with their show, which indeed remains for a time, but finally is nothing.

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Let this suffice with respect to the First Commandment, which we have had to explain at length, since it is of chief importance, because, as before said, where the heart is rightly disposed toward God and this commandment is observed, all the others follow.

Honor God’s Name: The Second Commandment 

The Ten Commandments: The Significance of God’s Laws in Everyday Life 

The Ten Offenses 

 

THE ONLY PROBLEM HERE IS THAT LUTHER NEVER MENTIONS THE TRUE SECOND COMMANDMENT….WHY?

HAVING BEEN RAISED IN CATHOLISISM HE DID NOT BELIEVE ALL OF GOD’S COMMANDMENTS , THE DECEPTION OF THE CHURCH IN REGARDS TO THE SECOND COMMANDMENT WAS SAFE FOR A TIME.


4.“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:


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6. And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”



Both Exodus and Deuteronomy list the Ten in the same order.

Luther did not believe the Second Commandment, so he omitted it in his Large and Small Catechism, this is deception at it’s greatest.

Therefore, to show ten commandments in his catechisms after eliminating the Second, he than takes the Tenth Commandment and divides it in two, showing it as number Nine and number Ten.

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The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life 

Kids’ Ten Commandments: The Complete Collection 

In order to prepare you for this deceit, he states on Page 44 of The Small Catechism the following:

NOTE: The policy of false reasoning he uses…..

“The Lord gave the Ten commandments, but he did not say which is the First, the Second, the Third, etc. Not all churches use the same order in numbering the Commandments.”

BUT THE BIBLE DOES GET IT RIGHT SO…….

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The ONLY arbiter of Truth is the Word of God not ANY denomination….period!

This statement is simply to cover Luther’s real deceit, should you notice in his catechism that the Second Commandment of the Bible is omitted by Luther.

He then takes the Third Commandment and lists it as the Second Commandment. Very sneaky by a man who claimed to believe God.

Now, let’s go to Exodus 20:1-3 and notice in Verse 3 which commandment God gives first.

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(Vs. 1,2). In Verse 3, he gives the First Commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

In refutation of Luther’s statement on Page 44 (Small Catechism), Why would God have to say this is the First Commandment when it is the First Commandment God gave, its simple Logic that it is.

In order to hide from you the fact he did not believe the Second Commandment, Luther further states that, “not all churches use the same order in numbering the commandments.”

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0197262805&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrLuther fails to name any specific church or churches that change the order of the Ten Commandments. You are just supposed to believe Luther because Luther said it, with no documentation.

Why would any Bible-believing church change the order of the commandments, from the order in which God gave them?

Maybe God should have consulted with Luther to see if He was doing it right. All of this is Luther’s smoke-screen to cover up your perception of his unbelief in God’s Second Commandment, which he omitted in his catechisms.

Let’s look again at Luther’s statement on Page 44 (Small Catechism) where he states that “God did not say which is the First, the Second, the Third Commandment and etc.”

Yet, Luther on Page 5 (Small Catechism) lists the First http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0875521983&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrCommandment as the First Commandment that God gave. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3).

Knowing this, the next commandment in Verses 4-6 would be the Second Commandment. Then follows the Third Commandment in Verse 7 which states: “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.”

But, notice when you go to Page 5 (Small Catechism), Luther takes the Third Commandment and tells you it is the Second Commandment.

This is Luther’s first lie in the deception of getting you to believe him instead of believing God’s Word concerning the Ten Commandments.

SORRY, BUT LUTHER WAS STILL PROTECTING THE CATHOLIC LIE AGAINST GOD’S WORD!

The Babylonian Captivity of the Mainline Church 

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A. The Second Lie. In Exodus 20:5, God said the Fourth Commandment is, “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” Luther says this is the Third Commandment. (Small Catechism, Page 5).

B. The Third Lie. In Exodus 20:12, God said the Fifth Commandment is “honour thy father and thy mother.” Luther says this is the Fourth Commandment. (Small Catechism, Page 6).

C. The Fourth Lie. In Exodus 20:13, God said the Sixth http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0801855985&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrCommandment is, “Thou shalt not kill.” Luther says this is the Fifth Commandment. (Small Catechism, Page 6).

D. The Fifth Lie. In Exodus 20:14, God said the Seventh Commandment is, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Luther said this is the Sixth Commandment. (Small Catechism, Page 6).

E. The Sixth Lie. In Exodus 20:15, God said the Eighth Commandment is, “Thou shalt not steal.” Luther said, “This is the Seventh Commandment.” (Small Catechism, Page 6).

F. The Seventh Lie. In Exodus 20:16, God said the Ninth Commandment is “Thou shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor.” Luther said, this is the Eighth Commandment (Small Catechism, Page 7).

G. The Eighth Lie. In Exodus 20:17, God said the Tenth Commandment is, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.” Luther divides this verse and says this is Commandments Nine and Ten. (Small Catechism, page 7).

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You talk about hypocrites and deceitful men concerning the Bible, Martin Luther is the Master of Deceit, and he BEGAN the Protestant faith we see today!

The Protestants have a LIE to start with, no wonder other lies crept in over the years. You cannot HUG the devil and Kiss God on the cheek and not be deceived!

Now let us examine what Luther says on Page 8 of his Small Catechism.

“What does God say of all these commandments?

By making the statement “all these commandments,” you are being led to believe that the Ten Commandments in Luther’s Catechism, pp. 5-7, are the same as given by God in Exodus 20.

If Luther had been an honest man, he would have come http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0829427023&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrstraightforward in his Catechism and told his followers, I do not believe in God’s Second Commandment; therefore, I have excluded it from my Ten Commandments. At least we could respect him for being honest with himself and his followers.

Luther continues on Page 8, Paragraph 2, of the Small Catechism, to warn his followers that, “God threatens to punish all that transgress these commandments.” This statement by Luther condemns himself, as he is the one who disbelieves the Second Commandment and excludes it from his Catechism.

This man has little value for the intelligence of his followers as will be seen by his next step of deception.

If you have a small catechism, I hope you will turn to Page 8, Paragraph 1, and notice what Luther quotes from the Bible, which is the Second Commandment found in Exodus 20:4-6.

Remember, this is the Commandment he excluded and didn’t believe. The following is the Second Commandment in its entirety from the Bible. What is underlined is only what Luther quoted in his Catechism. What is not underlined is what he did not believe.

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“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; (V.5). And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (V.6).

Luther does not believe all of Verse 4 and only less than half of Verse 5. In other words, Luther says he believes God’s judgment will be upon those who do not believe in the Second Commandment, which includes himself.

Notice Verse 5, how that Luther does not believe the first half of the verse; but, says he believes the last half, which he quotes on Page 8. (Small Catechism).

James 1:8 describes Luther precisely,

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The Word of God in Proverbs 30:5 tells us that,

“Every word of god is pure…”

Luther, by excluding the Second Commandment, does not believe these words. Luther only picks and chooses which parts of the Bible he wants to believe, KIND OF LIKE HIS MOTHER CHURCH?

I have talked to many, many Lutherans and I have yet to find one who is aware of Luther’s disbelief and exclusion of the Second Commandment from his Catechism. Sad to say, they don’t even care.

Luther has been dead for about 460 years, and his false teachings are as much alive today as they were when he was living. This is only one of the many false teachings and deceptions of Luther.

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Yes, Luther is unquestionably “the Master of Deceit.” Notice on Page 41, Paragraph 11 (Small Catechism) Luther’s words. “Every word of the Bible is God’s word, and therefore the Bible is without error.”

Luther lied in this statement in deleting the Second Commandment from his catechism which contains 91 words. Judge for yourself. Does Luther love God and believe that every word of the Bible is God’s Word, or is he a liar and a false teacher?

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Luthor’s 95 Thesies…What started it all?

THIS IS WHAT STARTED IT ALL WHEN MARTIN LUTHER NAILED THESE 95 THESES ON THE DOOR OF THE CHURCH HE CAME OUT OF: Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther
on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences
by Dr. Martin Luther (1517)

Published in:

Works of Martin Luther:
Adolph Spaeth, L.D. Reed, Henry Eyster Jacobs, et Al., Trans. & Eds.
(Philadelphia: A. J. Holman Company, 1915), Vol.1, pp. 29-38

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In the Name our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

1. Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, when He said Poenitentiam agite, willed that the whole life of believers should be repentance.


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Rev. Robert E. Smith

Walther Library

Concordia Theological Seminary.

E-mail:

smithre@mail.ctsfw.edu

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6600 N. Clinton St.,

Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 USA

Phone:

(260) 452-3149

Fax:

(260) 452-2126

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Rome claims it alone is the true church and that there is no salvation outside it.

This is sometimes denied by Roman Catholics, but is abundantly documented by the statements and decrees of Popes and Church Councils.

Romanism is not seen in its true light in the United Kingdom or in the United States. As long as the majority in a country does not consist of Roman Catholics, the Church can carefully disguise its true aims and beliefs.

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Non-Roman-Catholics are accursed by the Church of Rome. She does not recognise a marriage outside the Roman Church as legitimate, thereby making all married Protestants adulterers and their children bastards.

No marriage outside the Roman Church is recognised as valid. If any readers should be inclined to doubt this, we submit herewith the contract which every non-Roman-Catholic who wishes to marry a Roman Catholic is required to sign.

The Roman Church will marry a non-Roman-Catholic to a http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001P0UEXC&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrRoman Catholic (by a priest), but only upon the condition that the following contract be signed by the non-Roman-Catholic.

The contract will speak for itself:

“I [the non-Roman-Catholic party] therefore agree:

  1. That I will not interfere in the least with the free exercise of the Catholic party’s religion;

  2. That I will adhere to the sacred doctrine of the indissolubility of the marriage bond, so that I cannot contract a second http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1155333063&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrmarriage while my consort is still alive, even though a civil divorce has been obtained;

  3. That all the children, both boys and girls, that may be born of this union shall be baptized and educated solely in the faith of the Roman Catholic Church, even in the event of the death of my Catholic consort.

  4. In case of dispute I further hereby agree fully that the custody of all children shall be given to such guardians as assure this faithful execution of this covenant and promise, in the event that I cannot fulfil it myself;

  5. http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1154494756&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThat I will lead a married life in conformity with the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding birth control, realizing fully the attitude of the Catholic Church in this regard;

  6. That no other marriage ceremony shall take place before or after this ceremony by the Catholic priest.”

There you have it!

How any professing Protestant can subscribe to such an agreement only indicates that the profession is utterly false.

If a non-Roman-Catholic man marries a Roman Catholic woman, he surrenders his place as the head of the woman and the home.

He willingly commits his children to a system of Satanic deception.

Plan for the Study of the Roman Catholic and Protestant Controversy. Illustrated by a Partial Treatment of the Dogma of Peter’s Supremacy … (at head of title: Published under the auspices of John Hope, Esq.) 

 

We believe the above contract speaks for itself as to the true nature of Romanism.

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We love every Roman Catholic and would win every one to Christ.

This series on the falsehoods of Rome is written not only to inform non-Roman-Catholics about the deceptions of that Church (the harlot of Revelation 17) but also to seek to show Roman Catholics what their Church really believes.

Many Roman Catholics themselves do not know what their Church symbolizes. Its aim is to keep its members in ignorance of what the Word of God really teaches.

What Rome teaches;: A comparison of some of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church with Holy Scripture 

Watch your teaching!: A comparative study of Roman Catholic and Protestant teaching since Vatican Council II, (Christian heritage series) 

The Roman Catholic College of Maynooth; Its Immoral Teaching Exposed, in the Speeches of R. Spooner 

The growth of Luther’s teaching of justification: A http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1862042020&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrre-examination of the development of Luther’s teaching of justification from a Roman Catholic to an Evangelical understanding 

Roman Catholic or Protestant: Which follows the teachings of Jesus Christ 

A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching (Concise Guide Series) 

Catholic Social Teachiing in Global Perspective: Gregorian University Studies in Catholic Social Teaching (Gregorial University Studies) (Gregorial University Studies in Catholic Social Teaching) 

Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret 

Heart of Catholic Social Teaching, The: Its Origin and Contemporary Significance 

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Rome is Babylon, and the Pope antichrist 

 

Christ died for Roman Catholics and Protestants alike, and I would point them to the Saviour of all mankind.

Wow, if you could read that and still defend it, you’re a worse person than I. That is PLAINLY wrong from start to finish, NO religion has the right to be that insane when it comes to Children or the rights of a married couple

UNDERSTANDING THE JESUIT ORDER!

WHY THEY DO WHAT THEY DO!

I thought that it would be good to reveal some info about the Jesuit order of the Catholic church ,since they are the PROBLEM that has caused so much suffering and DEATH to both the Jews and the TRUE church of Jesus (Yeshua) in the world BOTH past & PRESENT! Extreme Oath of the Jesuits


“When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which are the Papal colors, and the other a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the word INRI, and below them the words IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOUS. The meaning of which is: It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers. Upon the floor is a red cross at which the postulant or candidate kneels. The Superior hands him a small black crucifix, which he takes in his left hand and presses to his heart, and the Superior at the same time presents to him a dagger, which he grasps by the blade and holds the point against his heart, the Superior still holding it by the hilt, and thus addresses the postulant:”

Superior:

My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant, and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope.

You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace. To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.(WOW! A real CHRISTIAN organization that follows the LOVE of Christ…or Not!)

You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to ingratiate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of Protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and the judiciaries and councils of state, and to be all things to all men, for the Pope’s sake, whose servants we are unto death.

You have received all your instructions heretofore as a novice, a neophyte, and have served as co-adjurer, confessor and priest, but you have not yet been invested with all that is necessary to command in the Army of Loyola in the service of the Pope. You must serve the proper time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors; for none can command here who has not consecrated his labors with the blood of the heretic; for “without the shedding of blood no man can be saved.” Therefore, to fit yourself for your work and make your own salvation sure, you will, in addition to your former oath of obedience to your order and allegiance to the Pope, repeat after me—

The Extreme Oath of the Jesuits:

“1, _ now, in the presence of Almighty God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul and all the saints and sacred hosts of heaven, and to you, my ghostly father, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in the Pontificate of Paul the Third, and continued to the present, do by the womb of the virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus Christ, declare and swear, that his holiness the Pope is Christ’s Vice-regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to his Holiness by my Savior, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation and that they may safely be destroyed. Therefore, to the utmost of my power I shall and will defend this doctrine of his Holiness’ right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever, especially the Lutheran of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the now pretended authority and churches of England and Scotland, and branches of the same now established in Ireland and on the Continent of America and elsewhere; and all adherents in regard that they be usurped and heretical, opposing the sacred Mother Church of Rome. I do now renounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or state named Protestants or Liberals, or obedience to any of the laws, magistrates or officers.

I do further declare that the doctrine of the churches of England and Scotland, of the Calvinists, Huguenots and others of the name Protestants or Liberals to be damnable and they themselves damned who will not forsake the same.

I do further declare, that I will help, assist, and advise all or any of his Holiness’ agents in any place wherever I shall be, in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland or America, or in any other Kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my uttermost to extirpate the heretical Protestants or Liberals’ doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, regal or otherwise.

I do further promise and declare, that notwithstanding I am dispensed with, to assume my religion heretical, for the propaganda of the Mother Church’s interest, to keep secret and private all her agents’ counsels from time to time, as they may entrust me and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstance whatever; but to execute all that shall be proposed, given in charge or discovered unto me, by you, my ghostly father, or any of this sacred covenant.

I do further promise and declare, that I will have no opinion or will of my own, or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver (perinde ac cadaver), but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the Militia of the Pope and of Jesus Christ.

That I may go to any part of the world withersoever I may be sent, to the frozen regions of the North, the burning sands of the desert of Africa, or the jungles of India, to the centers of civilization of Europe, or to the wild haunts of the barbarous savages of America, without murmuring or repining, and will be submissive in all things whatsoever communicated to me.

I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants’ heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.

In confirmation of which, I hereby dedicate my life, my soul and all my corporal powers, and with this dagger which I now receive, I will subscribe my name written in my own blood, in testimony thereof; and should I prove false or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the Militia of the Pope cut off my hands and my feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burned therein, with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth and my soul be tortured by demons in an eternal hell forever!

All of which, I, _, do swear by the Blessed Trinity and blessed Sacraments, which I am now to receive, to perform and on my part to keep inviolable; and do call all the heavenly and glorious host of heaven to witness the blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, and witness the same further with my name written and with the point of this dagger dipped in my own blood and sealed in the face of this holy covenant.”

(He receives the wafer from the Superior and writes his name with the point of his dagger dipped in his own blood taken from over his heart.)

Superior:

“You will now rise to your feet and I will instruct you in the Catechism necessary to make yourself known to any member of the Society of Jesus belonging to this rank.

In the first place, you, as a Brother Jesuit, will with another mutually make the ordinary sign of the cross as any ordinary Roman Catholic would; then one cross his wrists, the palms of his hands open, and the other in answer crosses his feet, one above the other; the first points with forefinger of the right hand to the center of the palm of the left, the other with the forefinger of the left hand points to the center of the palm of the right; the first then with his right hand makes a circle around his head, touching it; the other then with the forefinger of his left hand touches the left side of his body just below his heart; the first then with his right hand draws it across the throat of the other, and the latter then with a dagger down the stomach and abdomen of the first. The first then says Iustum; and the other answers Necar; the first Reges. The other answers Impious.” (The meaning of which has already been explained.) “The first will then present a small piece of paper folded in a peculiar manner, four times, which the other will cut longitudinally and on opening the name Jesu will be found written upon the head and arms of a cross three times. You will then give and receive with him the following questions and answers:

Question From whither do you come? Answer The Holy faith.

Q. Whom do you serve?

A. The Holy Father at Rome, the Pope, and the Roman Catholic Church Universal throughout the world.

Q. Who commands you?

A. The Successor of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Soldiers of Jesus Christ.

Q. Who received you? A. A venerable man in white hair.

Q. How?

A. With a naked dagger, I kneeling upon the cross beneath the banners of the Pope and of our sacred order.

Q. Did you take an oath?

A. I did, to destroy heretics and their governments and rulers, and to spare neither age, sex nor condition. To be as a corpse without any opinion or will of my own, but to implicitly obey my Superiors in all things without hesitation of murmuring.

Q. Will you do that? A. I will.

Q. How do you travel? A. In the bark of Peter the fisherman.

Q. Whither do you travel? A. To the four quarters of the globe.

Q. For what purpose?

A. To obey the orders of my general and Superiors and execute the will of the Pope and faithfully fulfill the conditions of my oaths.

Q. Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope. He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Vice-regent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated.” Secret Instructions of the Jesuits – Revealed at Last!!

The Secret Instructions were first discovered during the 30 Years’ War when the Duke of Brunswick plundered the Jesuit’s college at Paderborn in Westphalia and made a present of their library to the Capuchins of the same town. Soon after reprints and translations appeared all over Europe.

The text of the Secret Instructions of the Society of Jesus reproduced here was found beneath the pallet on an adobe bed in a cottage in the Andes Mountains of Peru about a century ago. Students of the Incas recall that prior to the expedition of the National Geographic Magazine under Hiram Gingham, in 1911, archaeologists from European countries probed the ruins of this people, one of the greatest civilizations in history.

In 1870 a French archaeologist slipped unobtrusively into the office of the Secretary of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in San Francisco, California. He had been sent into the remote recesses of the Andes, where Pizarro and his army had conquered the Incas more than three centuries before. He had rented a room in a tiny village. This he used as a base of his operations. To this spot he returned periodically to rest from the dangerously high altitudes and to write his reports for shipment back to France. While he was away, the family frequently rented the same room to overnight guests. One of these happened to be a Jesuit official. On his departure he forgot a little book which he had hidden under the mattress. The French archaeologist accidentally found it. It was the Secret Instructions of the Society of Jesus—the top classified manual of procedure for the trusted leaders of the Jesuit Order. It was in Latin and bore the seal, signature and attestation of the General and Secretary of the Order in Rome.

For the next few days the Frenchman labored furiously translating the work in stenographic notes into French. He then replaced the book and left. The Jesuit returned in a few days inquiring nervously about his little black packet. He also wanted to know if anyone had occupied the room since his departure. On learning of the archaeologist he began a search so relentless that the Frenchman had to leave Peru. He finally reached San Francisco and entrusted his precious but dangerous burden to Edwin A. Sherman, the Secretary of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in California. Mr. Sherman included the Secret Instructions in his book The Engineer Corps of Hell published in 1882. For several years Edwin Sherman was the Masonic Historian of California. He was highly esteemed for his great accuracy and dependability.






THE MANNER OF PROCEDURE WITH WHICH THE SOCIETY MUST BE CONDUCTED WHEN CONSIDERING THE COMMENCING OF SOME FOUNDATION.

THE MANNER WITH WHICH THE FATHERS OF THE ORDER MUST CONDUCT THEMSELVES TO ACQUIRE AND PRESERVE THE FAMILIARITY OF PRINCES, MAGNATES AND POWERFUL AND RICH PERSONS.

HOW THE SOCIETY MUST BE CONDUCTED WITH THE GREAT AUTHORITIES IN THE STATE, AND IN CASE THEY ARE NOT RICH WE MUST LEND OURSELVES TO OTHERS.

OF THAT WHICH WE MUST CHARGE THE PREACHERS AND CONFESSORS OF THE GREAT OF THE EARTH.

OF THE MODE OF CONDUCTING THE SOCIETY WITH RESPECT TO OTHER ECCLESIASTICS WHO HAVE THE SAME DUTIES AS OURSELVES IN THE CHURCH.

OF THE MODE OF ATTRACTING RICH WIDOWS.

SYSTEM WHICH MUST BE EMPLOYED WITH WIDOWS AND METHODS OF DISPOSING OF THEIR PROPERTY.

METHODS BY WHICH THE CHILDREN OF RICH WIDOWS MAY BE CAUSED TO EMBRACE THE RELIGIOUS STATE, OR OF DEVOTION.

UPON THE AUGMENTING OF REVENUE IN THE COLLEGES.

OF THE PARTICULAR RIGOR OF DISCIPLINE IN THE SOCIETY.

HOW WE MUST CONDUCT OURSELVES UNITEDLY AGAINST THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN EXPELLED FROM THE SOCIETY.

WHO MAY COME THAT THEY MAY BE SUSTAINED AND PRESERVED IN THE SOCIETY.

OF THE YOUTH WHO MAY BE ELECTED TO BE ADMITTED INTO THE SOCIETY, AND OF THE MODE OF RETAINING THEM.

UPON RESERVED CASES AND MOTIVES THAT NECESSITATE EXPULSION FROM SOCIETY.

HOW THE SOCIETY MUST BE CONDUCTED WITH THE MONKS AND NUNS.

HOW WE MUST MAKE PROFESSION OF DESPISING RICHES.

METHODS TO EXALT THE COMPANY.





from Campion-Knights Website

THE PLAN of the proposed rule follows and is this:

In our society, which we wish to be called by the name Jesus, let whoever desires to fight under the sacred banner of the Cross, and to serve only God and the Roman pontiff, His vicar on earth, after a solemn vow of perpetual chastity,-let him keep in mind that he is part of a society, instituted for the purpose of perfecting souls in life and in Christian doctrine, for the propagation of the faith through public preaching, ministering the word of God, spiritual macerations, works of charity, and especially through the teaching of the young and uninstructed in the Christian precepts; and lastly for giving consolation to believers in hearing their confessions. Let him think first of God, then of the rule of this order, which is the way to Him; and let him follow after the end proposed by God with all his strength. Let each one, nevertheless, rest in the grace given him by the Holy Spirit, and in the proper grade of his calling, and lest anyone use zeal but not discretion, let the deciding of the grade of each, of the offices, and whole arrangement be in the hands of the general or prelate selected through us, in order that the harmony so necessary in all well-governed institutions may be preserved.

Let this general, with the council of his associates, have the power in council to draw up rules suitable for the end proposed, the majority of all voters of the society always having the right of deciding. Let it be understood that there be consultation in regard to the more important or permanent questions, the majority of the whole society, that can conveniently be convoked; in the case of less important or transient matters, all those that are present where the general lives. The right of carrying out laws, however, belongs only to the general.

Let all members know, and let it be not only at the beginning of their profession, but let them think over it daily as long as they live, that the society as a whole, and each of them, owes obedience to our most holy lord, the pope, and the other Roman pontiffs, his successors, and to fight with faithful obedience for God. And however much he may be learned in the Gospel, and however we may be taught in the orthodox faith, let all Christians profess themselves under the Roman pontiff as leader, and vicar of Jesus Christ. For the greater humility of our society, and toward the complete self-mortification of each one, and in order to aid the abnegation of our own wills to the greatest extent, let each one, besides that common obligation, be devoted to this by special vow. So that whatever the present or other Roman pontiffs order that concerns the saving of souls and the spread of the faith, and to whatever provinces he shall wish to send us, this let us strive to accomplish as far as in us lies, without any turning back or excuse; whether he shall send us to the Turks, or to any other infidels, even those living in the lands that are called the Indies; or to any heretics or schismatics, or believers, whatever. Wherefore let those that are about to join us consider long and well, before they put their shoulders to this task, whether they have enough grace for good deeds to mount this citadel at the command of their superiors; that is, whether the Holy Spirit that urges them promises to them enough grace to enable them with God’s help to bear the weight of this calling. And after they have given their name, at the inspiration of the Lord, to the service of Jesus Christ, having thus girded up their loins, they will be prompt to fulfill this grand vow.

Lest in some way there arise ambition or jealousy in regard to such missions or provinces, let all agree never either directly or indirectly to interfere with the Roman pontiff in this regard, but let them leave all such concern to God, and to the pontiff himself, His vicar, and to the general of the society. And let the general himself promise the same as the others, not to take upon himself a mission in any direction unless by the council of the society, with the agreement of the pontiff.

Let each vow to be obedient to the general of the society in all things that concern the fulfillment of these our regulations.

Let him command what he knows to be opportune for the advancement of the ends proposed by God and the society. In issuing these commands, he shall always keep the memory of the kindness, gentleness, and love of Christ, Peter, and Paul, before him, whose example in this rule let the council carefully follow.

Let them have charge especially over the education of children and of the heathen in the Christian doctrine of the ten commandments, and like rudiments, whatever seems suitable to the circumstances of the individuals, and of time and place. It is in fact very necessary in providing this, that the general and council look to it sharply, since it is not possible in the first place to rear an edifice without a foundation of faith, and there may be the danger that as one may be more learned than another, such a one may perchance abandon some province that seems at first sight not promising enough for him, when really no district would be more fruitful, either for instruction, or for training in charity and humility at the same time as our duties. Briefly, then, for the sake of the never enough praised exercise of humility, let them always be held to the obedience of the rule in all things concerning the institution of the society, and let them see Christ in the general as if present, and let them venerate him as is proper.

Since we know by experience that no life is happier, purer, or more apt to aid its fellow than the one most removed from all contagion of avarice, and close to holy poverty, and since we know that our Lord Jesus Christ provides necessary food and clothing for his servants seeking the kingdom of God, let each and all vow eternal poverty, and not to acquire any civil right, either personally, or for the maintenance or use of the society to any property, wherever situated, or to its income, but to be content with the use only of what is given them for meeting their own necessities.

Let them have the power, however, to have a college or colleges at the Universities, having census returns, revenues, or possessions, to be applied to the use and necessities of the students; the thing held to be under control of the general, and the society in accordance with the common government, including the superintendence of these colleges, and students, the method of the choice of governor, or governors, or students, or their admission, dismissal, recall, or expulsion; the introduction of rules for the instruction of the students, or their correction, or punishment, their clothing, and all other government, regulation and management. Nor can the students misuse the estates, nor the society turn them to its own use, but they must be used for the necessary expenses of the students. The students may, however, be admitted to the society after enough training in spirit and in letters, and a sufficient probation.

12. All members whatsoever in holy orders, even if they do not possess church benefices or the revenues of such, are to be bound each of them privately and individually, that is, not in common with others, to repeat the services according to the rites of the church.

13. These are the rules which we have drawn up concerning our profession as a model for the approval of our aforesaid master Paul, and the Apostolic See; this we have done that by this writing we might briefly inform on the one hand those who ask concerning the nature of the life we have instituted, and on the other the future imitators of our example, if by the will of God, there should be any so disposed, how we have intended this life to be lived, since we have learned by experience how many and how great difficulties are attached thereto. No one should be admitted to this society until he has been tried and proved for a long time and very carefully. Then only may he be admitted to the service of Christ, when he has shown himself wise in the wisdom of Christ and his doctrine, and pure in Christian life; and may Christ deign to favor our weak beginnings to the glory of God the father, to whom alone be glory and honor forever in all ages. Amen.

(Papal Confirmation.)

14. But since there is nothing in the above that is not pious and holy, and since those members who have humbly petitioned us in this matter will be more zealous for a holy life if they know that they are held in the special grace of the Apostolic See, and if they see that the above rules are approved by us, we therefore from our certain knowledge approve, confirm and bless by our apostolic rules, all and singly, as being apt for the spiritual progress both of the said members and of the whole Christian flock, and we receive the same members into our special protection and that of the Holy Apostolic See, granting to them the right to establish freely and with full warrant such particular institutions among themselves as they may judge to be suited to the ends of the society, to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord, and to the advantage of all.

15. The constitutions of the general council, and of our predecessor Pope Gregory X, of blessed memory, and all other apostolic constitutions, and ordinations to the contrary notwithstanding.

16. We will, however, that in each society of this kind persons desirous of living by this rule of life to the number of sixty, and not more, may be admitted and added to the said society.

(Warning) Let no one, etc. And if anyone, etc.

Given at Rome at St. Mark’s, in the year of Incarnation of our Lord 1540, the fifth before the Kalends of October, in the sixth year of our pontificate.




BULL OF OCT. 18, 1549.
Paul, bishop, servant of the servants of God.


Although we are ever attentive and well-inclined toward our duty as shepherd to all who follow the regular life, that they may be continued and encouraged in their discipline and praiseworthy life, yet, like a loving father, directing our eyes especially toward the Society of Jesus, instituted and approved by us, which by word and deed among the Christian people has brought and brings now daily, like a fertile field, so many and so rich fruits to the Lord for the glory of the Most High King and for the increase of the faith, we have thought it proper to show especial favor to this society and to its members, who serve the Most High in the odor of sweetness, and therefore to grant them special privileges by which the society may be ruled usefully and guided profitably, and may progress in the Lord for the preservation of souls.

1. Hence it is that we have yielded to the supplications of our beloved sons the recently chosen general prepositus, and the other members of that order, and have granted to the said general prepositus who holds the position at this time, since he has been elected according to the constitutions of that society, that he is to be and is to be considered the true general prepositus of that religion, with full, general, and complete care and administration of all and every thing looking and pertaining to the happy rule and prosperous direction of said society, and that he is to begin to exercise his office in all things and to have full jurisdiction over all the members of this society and over all persons living in its obedience, wherever they may dwell, whatever exemptions they may claim, whatever property they may have.

2. The said prepositus may be and ought to be removed in certain cases in accordance with the rules of the society, by persons receiving the authority for this from the society and appointed for this, and another may and ought to be substituted in his place by the same or other persons as may seem most advantageous in the Lord to the aforesaid persons.

3. And the said prepositus has full power and warrant to go himself or to send his followers to any place whatsoever, even among the heathen, and to recall them, whenever he shall judge it expedient in the Lord, and to transfer them without fixed limit of time to other places when this shall seem to be expedient for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.

4. And we determine, decree, and ordain that neither the prepositus without the consent and permission of the society, nor any of the members without the consent and permission of the prepositus may be capable of consenting to or accepting any election or provision from anyone in the dignity of bishop or archbishop or in any dignity whatsoever, through the authority of any prince or of any decree or of any persons having authority to confer such; or to receive an advancement or office in the society itself, if he is seen to be actuated by open or secret ambition for himself.

5. No appeal may be taken from the correction made by a rule which has been instituted according to the constitutions of the society (in order that the vigor of discipline may be maintained), nor can any appeal be taken to any judge, or any absolution from the duties of the society be obtained in this way.

6. The general prepositus and the inferior prepositi of this society are not bound to delegate the members or brothers of the said society to perform any service for patriarchs, archbishops, bishops or other ecclesiastical dignitaries, except by the authority of apostolic letters making specific mention of that society and of the service in question, and if any such members be delegated they are to remain under the discipline of the order and to be recalled when it may seem expedient to the society to do so.

7. Ignatius and his successors as general prepositi of the said society holding the office at the time are to have full and free power to remove or recall those among the brothers who have been delegated to the preaching of the cross or to the inquisition into private heresy, or similar offices, and to make null what these have done in excess of their authority, and to substitute others in the place of them whenever it shall seem expedient.

8. And we grant to the said Ignatius and the general propositi in office at the time the right to absolve by their own authority or by that of those to whom they may delegate such authority, all and each of the members of the said society and all persons living in obedience to it, from all and each of their sins, committed either before or after their entrance into the society, and from all sentences of excommunication, suspension or interdict, and from all other ecclesiastical or secular sentences, censures, and penalties, imposed or promulgated by law or by men in any way whatsoever.

10. Also it is decreed that every member of the society ought to confess his sins to his own prepositus or to one or more delegated for that by his prepositus and designated by the rules of the aid society, unless he has been given the right of his prepositus to choose his own confessor.

12. The general prepositus and the inferior prepositi have full and free power to excommunicate, seize and imprison, or otherwise subject to their discipline by themselves or through others those who have left the society or have become apostates or have even been insolent in any way, or who seem in general to have merited such punishment, in whatever situation they may be found, and the right also to call upon the aid of the secular arms, when it may be necessary.

13. We exempt and absolve this society and all its members and persons and all their possessions, from any superiority, jurisdiction, or correction of any order whatsoever, and we take them under the protection of the Apostolic See.

14. It is also permitted to the general prepositus and by his authority to all the members or brothers of the society of the rank of presbyters, in the places where they live or where they chance to be stopping, to have oratories and to celebrate in them or in any honorable and fitting place, masses and other divine offices even in times of interdict imposed by apostolic authority, with closed doors, in subdued voices, all excommunicated and interdicted being excluded; and to receive ecclesiastical sacraments and to administer them to others.

18. And also any Christians of whatever condition who are present in the meetings of the word of God or at the preaching of the brothers and members of this society, or in churches where they are meeting, may on those days hear masses and other divine services and receive the ecclesiastical sacraments; nor are they bound to attend their own parish churches at these times.

20. And since these members are suffering great poverty in the name of Christ and by their pious zeal of exhortation are directing good men to better things and striving to recall the erring to the way of rectitude, we grant to them the right to dwell freely in the lands of excommunicated, heretics, schismatics, and heathen, and to converse with them (with the permission of the prepositus), and to ask and receive from such persons the necessaries of life whenever they find it expedient to pass through their lands.

21. And of our especial grace we grant by our said authority and of these presents that they are not to be bound to receive correction, visitation, or inquisition in respect to their monasteries or churches or persons, or to admit the cognition of cases or the citations of parties, or pronunciation of sentences of interdict or excommunication or to be under the supervision provided for monks and other religious persons by general apostolic letters or to be provided in the future, unless such letters make specific mention of the case and of this society.

28. Moreover, since we have learned that the people of cities, lands and districts among whom the members have had their dwelling or where they are sojourning, flock to them gladly to be confessed and to receive the holy communion from their hands, in order that they may be able to satisfy those who thus crowd to hear them, we grant to all faithful Christians the right to confess to any member of this society, without first obtaining the permission of their regular rector, and they are not to be bound to confess again those sins which they have confessed and for which they have received absolution from a member of this society.

32. And it is granted to the general prepositus of the society that he may appoint anyone of his members whom he regards as suited to the office the power to teach theology and other branches of learning, no further authorization being required.

38. And considering how great advantage the professors of this society have brought and are bringing to the exaltation of the Christian faith and of the true gospel, we approve, grant and confirm all and every one of the favors, concessions, privileges and graces which have been conceded by us in any way to the aforesaid society, its members and person.

41. And whatever favors, concessions and graces have been conceded by us to the general prepositi of the society at the time in office may be freely and with full warrant exercised by their vicars or other persons considered by the prepositi to be suitable and delegated for the time, especially in the remote parts of India and other such regions.

45. And we command the said society and each of its members in the Lord to our beloved sons in Christ, the illustrious and noble princes and temporal lords, and to our venerable brothers, the ecclesiastical prelates of whatever rank; and we exhort and command them in the Lord not only to see to it that these members are not disturbed or their privileges violated, but also to receive them in kindness and love as is fitting.

46. And we command by this apostolic writing to all and each of our venerable brothers, archbishops, bishops, and to our beloved sons, the abbots, and priors, and to other persons placed in ecclesiastical dignity, and also to all the canons of metropolitan or other cathedral churches, and to the vicars-general and other officials of these archbishops and bishops, wherever constituted, that they themselves or through their delegates solemnly publish these letters and their contents whenever necessary and as often as they are to do so by the said members or any one of them, and that they aid the aforesaid members in the matter of these privileges herein mentioned with efficacious assistance and defense, and they cause these members to enjoy peacefully the privileges granted in these letters by our authority, not permitting them or any one of them to be molested unduly, in respect to the aforesaid privileges or for any other cause by the local authorities or by any persons whatsoever, but giving them complete justice in all cases as against any persons of any condition or rank, of any dignity or authority, patriarchal, archiepiscopal, episcopal, or mundane. Let all these authorities cause to be earned out whatever is ordered by this society and let them declare and cause to be excommunicated and interdicted those who have incurred the censures and penalties of the society.

47. The constitutions and ordinances, etc. . . . notwithstanding. Given at Rome at St. Mark’s in the year of the Incarnation of our Lord 1549, fifteenth of the Kalends of November, in the fifteenth year of our pontificate.

Excerpt from The Library of Original Sources 1907. THE ANTICHRIST AND ITS FALSE PROPHET IS ALIVE AND EVIL AND HAS BEEN FOR CENTUREIES…DON’T BE FOOLED!

You have been prophetically deluded…..and The Jesuits are to BLAME!

2 Peter 1:20-21 (KJV) 20″ Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. (The JESUITS nor ANYONE else have the right to REINTERPRET Scripture) 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:

but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Before we get to The Revelation of Jesus Christ I must DISPEL a major MYTH about Daniel chapter 9, one that has FOOLED A MULTITUDE OF THE CHURCH and propagated a great lie for Centuries now.

Dan 9:23

At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to show thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The Time Period Spanned By The Seventy Weeks

In considering the time period spanned by the prophecy, it is necessary to settle three things: first, the starting point; second, the actual measurement of time cryptically revealed as “seventy weeks”; third, the ending point. Any two of these times are sufficient to establish the third.

The information concerning the starting point is disclosed by the prophet: From the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem.

At the time the prophecy was revealed to Daniel, he and his people were captives in Babylon, and the land of his nativity was occupied by foreigners.

The temple and Jerusalem itself had been laid in ruins.

The period of time prophetically indicated as “seventy weeks” was to begin when a commandment was given permitting the captive Jews to return to Jerusalem and undertake its restoration. If we can determine which commandment this was, and the year in which it was given, we shall have learned when the time period began.

The problem is that the Bible records four different decrees, all of which bear examination, and are set out in the diagram below.


The Four Decrees of the Persian Kings

There is no obvious reason for choosing one of these decrees over the others.

But one is constrained by the requirements of the case.

Seventy weeks were to elapse from the giving of the decree until Messiah the Prince’s work was complete.

On this basis, as shall be shown, it is the third decree that appears to be the starting point for the prophecy.

The Bible’s record of this decree is set out in Ezra 7:11-13.

Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel.

Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the Cod of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time. I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.

Some thirteen years later, the same Persian monarch issued a second decree, in the form of a letter given to Nehemiah. (This decree is the fourth decree on the diagram.)

It would appear that Nehemiah’s work towards the restoration of Jerusalem was only a continuation of the work originally begun by Ezra, for it is evident that they laboured together for a time (See Nehemiah 8:9).

This is one reason for concluding that the initial decree of Artaxerxes in 457 B.C. is the one intended by the prophecy, although admittedly a case can be made for his decree of 444 B.C.

In this respect, it is interesting to note that calculations using both decrees expire at approximately the same time, if different measures of years are used. In the East where Daniel was living it was more common to measure years by the number of revolutions of the moon, twelve complete cycles of the moon being taken as one year.

These years are termed “lunar years” in contrast to our more familiar “solar year” which is one complete revolution of the earth about the sun. The lunar year is about eleven days shorter than the solar year. Measuring “seventy weeks” from 457 B.C. in solar years or from 444 B.C. in lunar years results in approximately the same terminus.

This point is mentioned to draw the reader’s attention to the fact that this exposition is not seriously affected by the choice of starting point, as both the third decree, measuring “seventy weeks” in solar years, and the fourth decree, measuring the time span in lunar years, yield approximately the same ending point. Although it is not possible to decisively choose one decree above another as the starting point, the strongest case, in the writers’ view, can be made for the third decree of 457 B.C.

It is now time to settle the second detail. What period of time is actually indicated by the prophetic measure of “seventy weeks”? There is universal agreement that seventy literal weeks are not intended, for this would be a period of time little more than one year.

This leads us to a consideration of an essential principle of prophetic interpretation and a striking characteristic of prophetic revelation. In prophecy, a day is used to represent a time interval whose actual fulfilment will be one year (See Numbers 14:34, Ezekiel 4:6)

Why should this be?

The answer is that God has chosen symbols that represent in miniature things that are to happen on the earth. For example, two wild animals fighting represent the overthrow of one kingdom by another. Likewise, there has been a corresponding need to miniaturize the time associated with the event, so that it is in keeping with the character of the symbol employed. Beasts might fight for days but not for years-so that when, in prophecy, beasts symbolically enact the roles that kings and nations will later fulfil, the time associated with their activity must be expressed on a reduced scale in order to maintain the internal consistency of the revelation.

Where measurements of time are involved, the key is that each day on the miniature prophetic scale represents one year of actual time when the prophecy is worked out in history. On this well established basis, the “seventy weeks” time span, comprising four hundred ninety days, corresponds to four hundred ninety years of actual time. We are now in a position to settle the third detail concerning the time span of the prophecy-its expiry date. From Daniel 9:25 it is clear that sixty nine weeks were to elapse from the going forth of the commandment until Messiah the Prince. But what is intended by this phrase “Messiah the Prince”?

Does it refer to the time of his birth or some other time?

The answer to this question lies in the meaning of the term “Messiah”.

It simply means anointed. Jesus therefore did not become the Messiah until the time of his anointing, and this certainly did not occur at his birth.

The record of his anointing is contained in Matthew 3:16-17:

“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

This was the incident in the life of Jesus by which he was manifested to Israel. And I (John the Baptist) knew him (Jesus) not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water (John 1:31) And, it is shown in Acts 10:38, that it was at his baptism, when he received the Holy Spirit without measure, that he became the Anointed of God. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power:

“who went about doing good, and healing all that were possessed with the devil; for God was with him.”

By the phrase, “unto Messiah the Prince” is intended, therefore, the time to the baptism of Jesus, for it was not until this time that he was anointed by God, and thereafter assumed the title of Messiah. Sixty nine weeks represent four hundred eighty-three days, which, as we have shown earlier in this exposition, represent four hundred eighty three years of actual time.

Adding this time to 457 B.C., when the commandment to restore Jerusalem was given, brings us to the year A.D. 27. Was this the year in which Jesus was baptized by John?

It is recorded by Luke that at the time of his baptism, Jesus was about thirty years of age (Luke 3:23) However, it is generally recognized that Jesus was born in approximately 4 B.C., in which case he would be exactly thirty years of age in A.D. 27. (When the B.C.–A.D. calendar was formulated, the birth of Christ was misplaced by about four years.

This explains why Jesus was not thirty years old in A.D. 30.) Thus it was about A.D. 27 when Jesus was baptized, that year being exactly sixty nine weeks or four hundred eighty three years from the first decree of Artaxerxes. The three details concerning the first sixty nine weeks of the prophecy have now been settled–the starting date was the decree of Artaxerxes in 457 B.C.; the time span was four hundred eighty three years; and the ending point was the baptism and anointing of Jesus in A.D. 27.

It was noted at the outset that any two of these three details would be sufficient to establish the third. Notwithstanding the fact that an effort has been made to verify all three, it must be admitted that the main reason for choosing the third decree as the starting point–and it is the starting point that is the most difficult to fix–is that it fits in with the other two remarkably well.

The following diagram, which summarizes the prophecy, adds the seventieth and final week to the sixty nine, for it is the events of this week that shall largely concern us for the balance of this exposition.


The Time Span of the Seventy Weeks Before leaving the subject of the time spanned by the prophecy, it is worth our time to consider whether or not the prophecy had any effect on the people in the time of Christ. Four different sources indicate that the world at large was expecting Messiah to appear at that time. The first source is the Bible itself. And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ (the Messiah) or not (Luke 3: 15). The Jewish historian Josephus is the second source. Writing of this general time, within forty years of the death of Christ at the time of the Jewish wars, he notes:

“That which did especially inspire them (the Jews) to undertake this war was an ambiguous oracle likewise found in their sacred writings, how that some one of their own country, pertaining to that time, should attain the empire of the habitable earth.

(1) The Jews took their Scriptures with them as they spread throughout the Mediterranean world and two Romans, one an historian and the other a biographer, record an opinion similar to that of Josephus.

It is probable they developed this expectation as a result of their contact with Jews. Referring to the time of the Jewish war, in A.D. 66 to 70, they wrote:

“A few turned these events into a cause for alarm; the greater number were possessed with a belief that it was written in the ancient writings of the priests that it would come to pass at that very time, that the East would grow mighty, and that men proceeding from Judea would gain the empire of the world.”

(2) “A firm persuasion had long prevailed through all the East, that it was fated (i.e. contained in the Book of Fates or prophecies) at that time for the Empire of the World to devolve upon some one who should come forth from Judea.”

(3) These four sources show that there was an expectation of a Jewish Deliverer either coincident with or shortly after the appearance of Christ, and while none of them expressly trace this idea to the prophecy of the Seventy Weeks, it is apparently the source from which it was derived. One is led to conclude that the prophecy did have a noticeable effect on the world at that time.

“Why do the nations rage and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Christ…He that sitteth in theheavens shall laugh… Yet I have set my king upon my holy hill Zion.” (Psalm 2:1, 2, 4,6) A most interesting aspect of this prophetic Psalm is that the opening inquiry of the writer is left unanswered.

His searching question concerns the reason why the peoples of the earth are hostile to Christ when he returns to subject the earth to his benevolent rule. The word used in the query, “vain,” means “having no real substance.” The distinct implication of the question is that the world has imagined something that is not true, that its leaders are deceived in some way.

In this work a possible reason for the opposition to Christ, which it is believed is related to the “vain” idea those opposing him will hold, is advanced. It is the sincere desire on the part of those producing this pamphlet [Antipas in the producing of this website], to inform the public as to the nature of the expectations of many modern Bible students, and the possible consequences that these views may ultimately have when Jesus returns to this earth.

By becoming acquainted with the evidence, the reader will hopefully then be in a better position to form his own opinion on the validity or invalidity of the ideas being put forth respecting future events.In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in interest within christian circles as to what the Bible reveals about the course history will follow. One of the most prominent beliefs to emerge is the conviction that a single man will arise, the Antichrist, who will personally fulfil many prophecies in the Bible.

With many this idea has become a basic tenet of their faith.

An almost feverish anticipation has developed, fueled by a continuing stream of books and films, that this individual will soon appear in Jerusalem, demand to be worshipped and revered as a god, and quickly ascend to the position of supreme world dictator. There is almost complete agreement that these events are nearly upon us.

This presents a very sobering and arresting challenge to the reader. Where will he give his loyalty when this personage manifests himself?

Could it be, is there even a remote possibility, that Christ himself could be mistakenly identified as the Antichrist? Could the most serious blunder of history be the opposing of the real Christ as the fabricated Antichrist? Lest the reader dismiss the suggestion out of hand, we beg him/her to compare what the Scriptures reveal concerning Christ at His second coming on the one hand, with what many christian expositors believe this evil despot, Antichrist, will do, on the other.

1. Antichrist will appear suddenly. “The way in which this dictator is going to step onto the stage of history will be dramatic. Overnight he will become the byword of the world. He is going to be distinguished as supernatural…” — Lindsey, Hal, “The Late Great Planet Earth,” Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, 1970, page 108. 1. Christ will appear suddenly. “For as a snare shall it (his coming) come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.” (Luke 21:35)

2. Antichrist himself, or his chief cohort, the False Prophet, will be a Jew. “This person (The False Prophet), who is called the second beast, is going to be a Jew. Many believe he will be from the tribe of Dan, which is one of the tribes of the original progenitors of the nation of Israel.” — Lindsey, Hal, “The Late Great Planet Earth,” Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, 1970, page 112. “Several other items lead Bible students to conclude that antichrist will be a Jew. It is hard to believe that Israel would receive a Gentile Messiah. No Gentile could pose as Christ with any success.” — John L. Benson, “Will the Real Antichrist Please Stand Up?” BP Publications, Denver, 1974, page 37. 2. Jesus is a Jew. “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?” (Matt. 2:2) Among Christ’s immediate co-rulers will be Jews — the twelve apostles. “Ye also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Matt. 19:28) 3. Antichrist will claim that he is the Messiah of Israel. “The antichrist will actually pose as the Messiah, he will claim Messianic titles and privileges… The antichrist is a person who will attempt to convince Israel that he is their long-anticipated Messiah.” — Lindsey, Hal, “The Late Great Planet Earth,” Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, 1970, page 10. 3. Jesus will exercise his appointed office of Messiah. “I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.” (Ezek. 21:27) “And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” (Luke 1:33) “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” (Zech. 12:10) 4. Antichrist will perform miracles. “With (sic) the counterfeit christ arrives, he will perform miracles in order to convince Israel that he is the prophet like Moses. The man of sin sits as a priest in the temple and engages in a prophetic ministry.” — Lindsey, Hal, “The Late Great Planet Earth,” Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, 1970, page 22. “In other words, Satan himself is going to give him fantastic power. He is going to be able to work all kinds of miracles. This is one reason that Christians should not get too excited when they see a miracle. It may not be a miracle from God. Satan is a miracle worker…” — Lindsey, op. cit., page 106. 4. Christ will perform miracles. “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out and streams in the desert.” (Isaiah 35:5,6) 5. Antichrist will reside in Jerusalem. “Jerusalem … the capital and centre of the world dictator’s (i.e. Antichrist’s rule…” — John F. Walvoord, “Armageddon,” Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, 1974, page 170. 5. Jesus will rule from Jerusalem. “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets… Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” (Luke 13:34, 35) “Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.” (Psalm 2:6) “For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 2:3) 6. Antichrist will rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem and be involved with the service therein. “The Antichrist will deify himself — just like the Caesars did. He will proclaim himself to be God. He will demand that he be worshipped and will establish himself in the temple of God. (2 Thess. 2:4) There is only one place where this temple of God can be and that is on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, on the site where the Dome of the Rock and other Moslem shrines now stand. There are many places in the Bible that pinpoint this location as the one where the Jews will rebuild their Temple.” — Lindsey, op. cit., pages 109-110. “The Israelis will then be permitted to reinstitute the sacrifice and offering aspect of the law of Moses. This demands that the Temple be rebuilt, because according to the law of Moses, sacrifices can only be offered in the Temple at Jerusalem. Apparently all this will be done under the protection of the Antichrist of Rome. (P.S. The Arabs are not going to like this idea of rebuilding the Temple one bit.)” — Lindsey, op. cit., page 152. 6. Jesus will rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem and be involved with the services therein. “After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and set it up: that the residue of men might seek after the Lord…” (Acts 15:16,17) “Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is the Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.” (Zech. 6:12, 13) 7. Antichrist will form a covenant with the Jews. “The Romans under Titus did the destroying, so the coming prince would have to be someone out of the Roman culture… (Others say that Antichrist must be a Jew, rather than someone of the Roman culture — see point 2 above.

This shows the immense amount of unsubstantiated speculation that has been done.) This Roman prince will come to power just before the return of Christ. He will make ‘a strong covenant’ with the Israelis, guaranteeing their safety and protection. The word translated ‘strong covenant’ has the idea of a treaty or mutual protection pact.” — Lindsey, op. cit., pages 151-152. 7.

Jesus will be a great leader and will re-introduce the Jews into God’s true everlasting covenant. “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.”

(Romans 11:26, 27)

“Incline your ear and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.”

(Isaiah 55:3,4)

“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah.”

(Jeremiah 31:31)

“For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king …

” (Hosea 3:4,5)

8. Antichrist will somehow defeat Russia when it attacks Israel. “With the world balance of power dramatically in his favour and the world dazzled by Russia’s defeat (in its attempt to invade Israel) the Antichrist will show his true colours. He will declare himself world dictator and move to crush all opposition.” — Walvoord, op. cit., page 141. 8.

Russia will be defeated by the power of Almighty God at a time very close to, if not coincident with, Christ’s return to commence his rule on earth. “Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”

(Ezek. 38.23)

The Bible clearly teaches that God, and not a human agency will destroy Russia when it moves south; the idea that some individual will do this is totally foreign to scripture.

9. Antichrist’s rule will commence with a proclamation and those who refuse to submit to it will be crushed. “Ironically, the Mediterranean leader will begin his world government by proclamation. Using his consolidated position of power in the Middle East, he will promise a new day of peace and prosperity for all who recognize his leadership…

This man’s absolute control politically, economically, and religiously will give him power such as no man has ever had in human history.

His brilliance as a leader will be superhuman for he will be dominated and directed by Satan himself. But during his 3-1/2 year rule, he will ruthlessly crush all opposition.” — Walvoord, op. cit., page 161. [Emphasis added] 9. Christ’s rule will commence with a proclamation and those who refuse to submit to it will be crushed.

“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of judgment is come; and worship him that made heaven and earth and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”

(Rev. 14:6, 7)

“And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off…”

(Micah 4:3)

“To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written: this honor have all his saints.”

(Psalm 149:7-9) See also Daniel 2:44; 7:14; Psalm 72:7, 11.

The reader may well reflect at this juncture, “I see clearly the possibility that due to the remarkable similarity between what Jesus will do at his Second Coming and what this supposed Antichrist, according to many writers, would do, that a case of mistaken identity could certainly result:

Jesus could very definitely be opposed for the reason that many think him to be this very Antichrist that they had been told about. Two questions do arise, however:

(1) By what authority is it stated that these expositions of a Coming Antichrist are not sound?

(2) Surely it is not being implied that good christian people, many of them currently holding this Antichrist view, will be among those deceived, if the above hypothesis is, in fact, true?

Is the writer unaware that the Rapture will occur just prior to the manifestation of this Antichrist (according to present day expositions) and that they will be in heaven with Jesus during the reign of the Antichrist, and therefore could not possibly be deceived?”

Protestant expositors immediately reacted to these ideas:

“But mine anger and indignation burst out against the Jesuits.

For when I had by chance light upon Ribera, who made a commentary on this same holy Revelation, Is it even so?

said I Do the Papists take heart again; so as that book, which of a long time before they would scarce suffer any man to touch, they dare now take in hand, to intreat fully upon?

What!

was it but a vain image or bug, at the sight whereof they were wont to tremble a few years since, even in the dim light, that now they dare be bold to look wishly upon this glasse in the clear sunshine; and dare to proclaime to the world that any other thing rather is poynted at in it than their Pope of Rome?”‘

(Thomas Brightman, circa 1600) Other writers, such as Nicolas Vignier the Younger, rose up to answer the expositions put forth by the Roman writers; for example, he wrote a book entitled (loose translation from the French)

“The Theater of Antichrist:

Which is a response to Cardinal Bellarmine, Sieur de Remond, Ribera, Viegas, Sanderus and others which by their writings condemn the doctrine of the English Reformers on this Subject” (Rochelle, 1614).

And so the controversy continued:

the Protestants maintained that the book of Revelation was currently being fulfilled and the Romanists maintained that it was either in the future or the past. This ENTIRE edifice of Prophesy is built upon the SAND of man-made foolishness. There is NO proof it’s the real intent of scripture, in fact it fails the test of scripture at many turns…BUT who’s really looking anyway?

COME OUT FROM FALSE WORSHIP MY PEOPLE and touch not the unclean thing! "TALKING TO THE DEAD" A religious practice of dead religion FORBIDDEN BY God!

I believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining. To talk without real meaning does no one any good,”Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach with food every day.”
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0040JI19Y&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr“After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, ‘Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a habitation of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!'” (Revelation 18:1,2).
“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities'” (Revelation 18:4,5).
Babylon (or Babel) was the capital of an ancient empire. The name means “confusion” and originates from the confusion of languages which halted the building of the tower of Babel.
Symbolically, Babylon represents the confusion of idolatry and false religion. “And look, here comes a chariot of men with a pair of horsemen! And he answered and said, ‘Babylon is fallen, is fallen! And all the carved images of her gods He has broken to the ground'” (Isaiah 21:9).
  “Declare among the nations, Proclaim, and set up a standard; http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003MGKCIY&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrProclaim, and do not conceal it — Say, ‘Babylon is taken, Bel is shamed. Merodach is broken in pieces; Her idols are humiliated, Her images are broken in pieces'” (Jeremiah 50:2). 
 
“And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Revelation 17:5). Harlotry represents unfaithfulness to the true God through the worship of idols (Exodus 34:15,16; Leviticus 20:5; Deuteronomy 31:16; Psalm 73:27; Judges 2:17; 8:33; Jeremiah 2:20; 3:1; Ezekiel 16:15-17). In all ages, Satan — that old serpent, the enemy of God and man — has supplied the world with a confusion of false religions,BUT no Religion so GREAT AND CONFUSING AS CATHOLICISM WHICH FULFILLS THIS PROPHESY PERFECTLY!
Israel was carried away into Babylonian captivity as punishment for its apostasy and idolatry and even today is “Politically” Deceived by the Harlots lies as is the WHOLE WORLD!
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0865547203&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrFlee from Babylon! THIS IS GOD’S CRY TOWARD HIS OWN PEOPLE IN ALL THE WORLD WHO ARE DECEIVED BY THE FALSE RELIGION THAT PROMISES PEACE AND SAFETY IN IT’S ARMS,WHILE FORCING US TO DRINK FROM IT’S “CUP OF INIQUITY” the Church today has made an alliance with the “MURDERER OF THE SAINTS OF THE PAST” A CONCORDAT OF DEATH with the Master of death. 
THE PITCHER PLANT IN NATURE IS THE PERFECT REPRESENTATION OF THE VATICAN’S TRUE INTENTIONS REGARDING THE SAINTS OF GOD WITHIN IT’S GRASP TODAY,DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY IT’S BEAUTY.
 Pitcher Plant Blossom

 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1565071999&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThe inside of the tubular shaped leaf is lined with downward pointing hairs. These hairs block an insect from climbing up the tube and escaping. The fluid in the bottom of the tube contains digestive juices that will consume the insect prey. The Antichrist Church has ONLY one REASON FOR DECEIVING THE SAINTS AND THAT IS TO CONSUME THEIR LIFE FROM THE EARTH,SO DO NOT LET THE “HAIRS” of UNITY BLOCK YOU FROM ESCAPE,FOR THE “FLUID” of DESTRUCTION AWAITS THE SAINTS WHO GO TO FAR INTO IT’S DOCTRINAL ABYSS!

“Move from the midst of Babylon, Go out of the land of the Chaldeans; And be like the rams before the flocks” (Jeremiah 50:8). “Flee from the midst of Babylon, And every one save his life! Do not be cut off in her iniquity, For this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance; He shall recompense her” (Jeremiah 51:6). 
 We would have Healed Babylon (The common EXCUSE FROM CATHOLICS WHO ARE “Born Again is that they are working from within to bring change), But she is not healed (Some have come out and that’s good BUT GOD SAYS COME OUT OR SHARE IN HER DESTRUCTION). Forsake her, and (HER DOCTRINES OF DEVILS) let us go everyone to his own country; For her judgment reaches to heaven and is lifted up to the skies. The Lord has revealed our righteousness. Come and let us declare in Zion the work of the Lord our God” 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0268025711&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr(Jeremiah 51:9,10). “My people, go out of the midst of her! And let everyone deliver himself from the fierce anger of the Lord” (Jeremiah 51:45). See chapters 50 and 51.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0916938174&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrIn our time as well, God’s people are commanded to depart from Babylon. We ARE COMMANDED BY GOD not to participate in the false religion that surrounds us. God calls us out of Babylon and tells us to return to Zion:GOD’S KINGDOM “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities'” (Revelation 18:4,5).
 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0007EO7CG&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrBecause God appreciated this, He provided Cornelius with an opportunity to hear the Gospel. Just through his prayer and good works, however, Cornelius was not yet saved! He was commanded: “Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is Peter, who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved” (Acts 11:13,14).
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=091693800X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrSome people think they can compromise with a false religion. They try to serve Christ in the camp of the Antichrist! They think they can serve God inwardly although they remain in a denomination that deviates from the doctrine of Christ.
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0867169028&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrHERE ARE SOME LINKS TO ANOTHER SITE WHERE EX-CATHOLICS CONSIDER DOCTRINAL ISSUES WHICH AFFECT YOU AS A CATHOLIC!

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0742548716&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrWhat is the Catholic sacrament of Holy Eucharist? What is the Catholic definition of celebrating Holy Eucharist?


“TALKING TO THE DEAD” A religious practice of dead religion FORBIDDEN BY God!

I am coming at this problem from an angle that I personally am familiar with as a former black witch in the Occult for 8 years. You may be asking…”Is there such as thing as a sixth sense?
Is it possible to communicate with the spirit world?”
Popular television shows like Ghost Whisperer, Medium and John Edward Cross Country all seem to suggest that talking to the dead and communicating with spirits is quite possible and even normal, most of the time these shows are well made and entertaining.
I personally like to watch these shows for the pure entertainment value ALONE with the exception of John Edwards whom I believe is a fake Medium at best AND A REALLY GOOD GUESSER But what does the Bible say about talking to the dead?
The Old Testament warns against consulting (And this means in ANY FORM DIRECTLY or INDIRECTLY ) with mediums and psychics in several instances. These practices are considered detestable to the Lord.WHY?
 
Because God knows that in doing this we are really “Communicating with Demons” NOT WITH THE PEOPLE WE HAVE LOST! 
 You may be thinking…What does this have to do with the Church..both Catholic & Protestant? According to a recent study by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, 20 percent of Americans believe that the living can communicate with the dead. In an on line survey of 10,000 Beliefnet members, 77 percent said they’d felt the presence of a spirit, angel or dead soul. 
Both the survey results and the TV statistics indicate that women are more likely to believe it’s possible to interact with the spirit world. Forty-six percent of women surveyed believed that “the souls of the dead protect the living as spirit guides,” compared with 27 percent of men. Women were also more likely than men to believe that “the dead can hear our prayers or intercede with God on our behalf.”
Most interesting, people tend to view these spirits as protectors who may intervene to help in their daily lives. Forty-two percent in the Beliefnet survey said the souls protect the living by acting as guardian angels or spirit guides. Can you communicate with the dead only if you’re a psychic—or a TV star? Thirty-six percent of Beliefnet poll respondents believed that talking to the dead is “something that everyone has potential for.” 
All this interest in communicating with the dead comes despite the fact that Jews and Christians have prohibitions against it. The Bible says, “There shalhttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0801426480&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrl not be found among you any one that consults a ghost or familiar spirit, or a necromancer” (Deut. 18:10). One respondent captured a common Christian view when he said the appearance of a loved one is “the Devil in disguise.” These spirits are “simply a way to try to move us away from our close relationship with God.”

The Old Testament term for communicating with the dead is “necromancy.” (Deuteronomy 18:11, also read verse 10) It is forbidden by God: “There shall not be found among you… For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord” (an “abomination,” KJV). 

Also see: 1 Samuel 28:3-20; 2 Chronicles 10:13, 14; Isaiah 8:19-22.
The punishment for contacting the dead is very severe, if not repented of. 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1441550429&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThis must also include what Roman Catholicism claims is praying to the “saints” — the deceased who have been beatified, canonized, or placed in a position of spiritual superiority by the hierarchy. (Scripture refers to all believers as “saints.”) 
The real force at work in such “apparitions” (appearances of the deceased) is deception: demonic activity, evil spirits. I am a personal witness to these deceptive beings “Pretending ” to be humans who once lived on earth,it does happen for Satan disguises himself as “an angel of light,” it says in 2 Corinthians 11:14. (He doesn’t approach us saying, “Boo!” or we’d run & hide.) 
When prophecies or visions fail to come to pass, we know they’re not of God (Deuteronomy 18:21-22). But even if a vision or prophecy DOES COME TO PASS (and Satan can & does have the power to make THINGS COME TO PASS AS HE SAID THEY WOULD,AS LONG AS THAT THING IS WITHIN THE PLAN OF GOD;SO DON’T BE FOOLED, scripture says, we are still instructed to discern the source: if it doesn’t glorify Jesus — if it glorifies any other person, living or dead — it’s not of God. 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0975551426&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrWhen someone claims to have received a “vision” of the dead, it’s really a deception of the enemy — demon forces at work. Luke chapter 16 contains excellent instruction on the state of the dead, referring to an impassable separation between the after-life and this world. Those in the next world, saved or otherwise, simply do not return to deliver messages to the living:
“[Lazarus] died and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom,” and the rich man died and suffered torment in Hades. A “great gulf” separated the two and was “fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.” (Luke 16:19-31)
Another example is the instance in which, at the death of his son, David testified: “I shall go to him, but he shall not return unto me.” (2 Samuel 12:15-23) 
Not all miracles are of God. Satan performs lying signs and wonders (Exodus 7:9-12; 8:7, 17-19; Deuteronomy 13:1-5; Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:9; Revelation 13:13-14, 16:14; 19:20) The magicians in the times of Moses and Daniel could perform some magic (Exodus 7:9-12; 8:7; Daniel 1:20) … but their power is limited (Exodus 8:17-19; Daniel 2:2, 10, 27; 4:7; 5:7-8, 15). 
Many Roman Catholics and others, lacking discernment* and knowledge of the Scriptures (“My people perish for lack of knowledge”) — and trusting the hierarchy of man — fail to “test the spirits and see whether they be of God” (1 John 4:1). They assume the priests do that for them! Some of the primary points relative to this issue include:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1585020303&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrIf a sign or wonder predicted comes to pass, but the person is enticed to follow after another god, we are to reject it. (Deuteronomy 13:1-5) Also, if the message delivered is contrary to Scripture, it’s not from God (Isaiah 8:20; 2 Timothy 3:16). Some religious messages don’t glorify Jesus at all; rather, the “vision” is glorified and, repeated again and again, perpetuated by tradition. 
The Roman Catholic practice of praying to and for the dead can be traced in part to the Old Testament apocryphal books (2 Maccabees 12:46 “It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead.”) These books, rejected from the canon (“rule,” or “standard”) of Scripture, contain historical and geographical errors, and many teachings inconsistent with the rest of scripture: salvation by almsgiving; suicide; magic; angelic intercession; etc. Definitely nothing sturdy upon which to base one’s eternal destiny.
Matthew 24:23-27 (KJV)”Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0849905990&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrColossians 2:18 (KJV)” Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,” 
1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)” Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: “
Isaiah 8:19-20 (KJV)”And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. “
Now here is a direct reference to a Lying spirit telling us he goes into men to Lie and mislead,but in this case God is using this Demon to his advantage to bring his plan into being for Israel.
1 Kings 22:21-23 (KJV)”And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee. “

The Catholic Teaching of Praying to Saints and the virgin Mary HAVE WITCHCRAFT WRITTEN ALL OVER IT!
If you are a Roman Catholic, it would be very wise to be concerned as to why the Catholic Church teaches some things that are totally contrary to God’s word? 
One of these things the Bible clearly teaches us is that we are not to have or pray to graven images (statues).
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God”, Exodus 20:4-5a THIS GOES FOR ALL CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE PICTURES OF JESUS OR CROSSES AROUND THEIR NECKS AS WELL! 
The Truth”. Worship is a tricky thing and can be done sometimes without knowing it with Charms that we think ARE HARMLESS!

We all need to study God’s word daily so we can understand His truth. Another big difference and concern is, why do Catholics pray to saints when the Bible teaches very clearly to only pray to God?

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1609573382&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrIf you are praying to Mary or a saint; you are also practicing necromancy. Necromancy is communicating with those who are dead. It is a hideous sin that is an abomination to a holy God.Deut. 8:10-12 “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. “
Abomination is one of the strongest words used by God for something He utterly detests. ARE THE SAINTS DEAD? HAS MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS DIED? THE ANSWER IS …YES! THEY ARE ALL DEAD,THEREFORE WE ARE FORBIDDEN TO TALK TO THEM OR ASK FOR ADVICE FROM THEM! The usual argument that this a spiritual exercise to bring us closer to God does NOT WORK BECAUSE OF THIS SPECIFIC WARNING!

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1599794616&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrIn fact, you will be totally shocked and appalled to know that there is only one place recorded in the Bible where a person prayed to a saint. It was from the fiery depths of hell! Spoken from the very mouth of Jesus Himself of how a wicked man prayed in hell to a saint. Let us read the whole parable that Jesus spoke, so you cannot miss it:

“There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

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This man prayed to and called Abraham his father, and this was very wrong. We all know that Abraham was a righteous man in scripture. He was a great man of faith. If he wasn’t to be prayed to, then no other saints are to be prayed to either. If you are praying to Mary or any other saint you will also be where this rich man was one day. Jesus tells us to call no man Father except God in heaven. Why are priests called Father?
“And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” Matthew 23:9.
As he prayed to Abraham he knew where he had gone wrong. He had not repented while he had been alive. Now it was to late! But he still had mercy on his brothers, but unfortunately he was indoctrinated into believing that Abraham could help them.
The rich man in hell was telling a saint what would happen if those who rose from the dead would go to his brothers. Just like in his former life, the rich man obviously thought he knew what was best, but where did it get him? A place called hell! We need to trust in God’s word’s, not any priest’s, not our own heart; nothing… but the word of God!

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Jesus said: “repent ye, and believe the gospel” Mark 1:15. All He wants us to do is repent and believe His Gospel. Now that we know what repent means, what does it mean to believe the Gospel? This does not just mean to believe in God and believe what he did. Most people already believe in God or a higher power that they call god. Believing the Gospel is much more than this. It is to believe that much in the Lord Jesus Christ that it causes a change of heart. You become born again and set aside for God’s purposes. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”: John 1:12.

Dear Catholic friend, ask yourself the most important question; do you trust in God’s word or in man’s? As you have seen, the Bible and Catholic teachings appear to be completely different on what really matters most. Which way will you turn? Will you trust in the living and the risen savior? The One who rose from the dead so you can live again? 

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PRAY TO GOD ALONE

Now is the time to repent and pray to God the Father in heaven who is the only one that can save you from hell by His Son Jesus Christ. “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” Matthew 10:28
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Truth Left Behind: End Time Problems exposed!

Truth Left Behindby Pastor Steve Wohlberg

An Amazing Fact:

The nation was shocked by a tragedy in late March 1997 when 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult took their own lives. 

The cult members committed suicide by downing fatal doses of a lethal cocktail mixture of phenobarbital and vodka. Heaven’s Gate members sincerely believed that Hale-Bopp, an unusually bright comet, was a sign that they were supposed to leave their earthly bodies (or “containers”) and be raptured up to a spacecraft traveling behind the comet that would take them to a higher plane of existence. 

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“We are happily prepared to leave ‘this world’,” wrote cult leader Marshall Applewhite (alias “Do”), who quoted selectively from the Bible and various episodes of Star Trek to support his teachings that they would be raptured to this invisible spacecraft. 


All around the world, people are struggling to understand the Bible’s end-time prophecies. Christians everywhere sense that Jesus Christ will soon return to planet Earth.

In the 1990s, Bible scholar Tim LaHaye and storyteller Jerry Jenkins teamed up to create a fascinating series of novels designed to make the book of Revelation more real to Christians today. Their first book, published in 1995, was simply called Left Behind. This single book sold so many copies that Barnes & Noble Bookstores voted it “One of the top ten best-selling books of the 20th century.” 

USA Today has labeled it “Wildly popular-and highly controversial.”
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The Mark-The Beast Rules the World, became an immediate runaway hit. Amazingly, the entire project is now being called “The best-selling series of all time.” On February 2, 2001, Left Behind: The Movie, produced by Cloud Ten Pictures, is scheduled to open in theaters across America.
A Gripping Saga
The story begins with the sudden vanishing of Christians into thin air, which is commonly called the rapture. The rest of mankind, having been left behind, suddenly wake up to the nightmare of a world gone mad. Mass confusion hits as unmanned cars veer out of control, pilotless planes crash, fires erupt, and total hysteria sweeps over the globe.

“The disappearances” will usher the world into “a seven-year period called the Tribulation” (Tribulation Force, inside cover). In the midst of this universal panic, a mysterious and yet secretly evil Romanian man named Nicolae Carpathia (the Antichrist) rises to bring order out of chaos. “One of the most powerful and charismatic personalities ever” (Ibid., ix), Carpathia takes control of the United Nations.

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The Left Behind series follows the lives of certain fictitious characters who, having missed the rapture, are forced to struggle against the Antichrist, his global community, and ultimately against the enforcement of the mark of the beast.

Just as millions of Americans daily follow the lives of their favorite soap opera actors, even so millions of Christians are now following the lives of these imaginary Left Behind personalities as the saga continues to unfold. Even young people are being affected through a special version of Left Behind books just for kids, which includes a Tribulation Force Underground Kit.

Underneath the excitement and drama of this incredibly popular story, is it possible that something is just not quite right? Could it be that in the midst of Left Behind’s focus on missing people, important Bible truths are also missing? If so, which ones? Paul wrote, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

Accepted vs. Accurate
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0816321450&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThe Bible certainly does teach the exciting truth that Jesus Christ will return for His people. Jesus Himself said, “I will come again, and receive you unto myself” (John 14:3). The clearest text in the Bible about the rapture is 1 Thessalonians 4:17.

Countless Christians know it by heart, and it is cited in Left Behind: The Movie. Paul wrote that believers in Jesus Christ will someday be “caught up … in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:17). What we must do is to carefully examine the timing of the rapture, for this is a crucial issue.

According to Left Behind, the return of Jesus Christ actually takes place in two distinct phases. First, Jesus returns silently and secretly to catch away true believers. This begins the “seven-year period called the Tribulation.” During the Tribulation, this diabolical man known as the Antichrist rises to enforce the mark of the beast. At the end of the Tribulation, our Lord returns visibly, which is called Christ’s “glorious appearing.”

Therefore, according to Left Behind, the rapture comes first, and then, seven years later, is the second coming of Jesus Christ at the end of the world. With minor variations, this scenario is now accepted by millions of Bible-believing Christians around the globe as an accurate picture of end-time events.

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  • Pillar 1 – The rapture does not take place at the visible second coming of Jesus Christ, but seven years before it.
  • Pillar 2 – Those who miss the rapture will have a second chance to accept Jesus and be saved.
  • Pillar 3 – True believers today will not have to face the Antichrist or the mark of the beast.

We wish to follow Paul’s counsel to “Prove all things” by carefully examining these pillars, in the light of Scripture, while watching out for any signs of structural cracks.

Perfect Timing
Pillar 1 says that the rapture and the second coming do not occur simultaneously. Paul clearly states in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 that “We which are alive and remain shall be caught up.” Although the exact word “rapture” doesn’t appear anywhere in the Bible, the idea comes from those two words “caught up.” A simple comparison of verse 17 with verse 15, which says, “We which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord,” makes it very clear that believers will be “caught up” at “the coming of the Lord.”

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Right in between verses 15 and 17, Paul wrote, “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump [or trumpet] of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first” (1 Thessalonians 4:16). Left Behind describes this as a silent and secret event, yet doesn’t it sound rather loud and noisy? There is a shout, a voice, and a trumpet.

End Time Delusions

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=076842545X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrA long time ago, Jeremiah recorded a prophecy regarding the coming of the Lord that clearly parallels 1 Thessalonians 4:16. He wrote: “The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.

A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground” (Jeremiah 25:30-33).

Both Jeremiah and Paul describe a coming of the Lord during which there is a loud “voice” and “a shout.” Jeremiah provides additional information by saying that the Lord will “mightily roar,” and then he says that a “noise” shall be heard worldwide. None of this sounds like a silent and secret return of Jesus prior to the Tribulation.

A Thief in the Night
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Many interpret this to mean that Jesus will come like a silent thief to steal believers out of this world. Then cars will crash, planes will collide, sacked quarterbacks at football games will vanish, and babies will be missing from their cribs.

The popular Christian film A Thief in the Night, which is similar to Left Behind: The Movie, also presents this perspective. Yet is this really what Paul is saying?

Again, let’s take a closer look at Scripture. Paul wrote: “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3).
Do you see what Paul is saying? Jesus’ coming as a “thief in the night” does not mean He will come quietly and invisibly to steal believers out of this world, as is taught in Left Behind. Rather, it means He will come unexpectedly, bringing “sudden destruction” upon the unsaved.

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Did you catch that? Jesus does not come as a thief in the night to believers, but only to those who are of the night. Will those who are “of the night”-that is, the unprepared-be given a second chance to be saved? Paul wrote, “They shall not escape” (verse 3).

The apostle Peter also wrote about this same return of Jesus Christ as a thief in the night: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10).

According to Peter, this coming of Jesus Christ as a thief in the night is definitely not a silent and secret event that precedes a seven-year period of Tribulation. Rather, this day arrives suddenly, with “a great noise” (as also described by Jeremiah), and is clearly associated with the end of the world! A crack is forming in Pillar 1.

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Is Paul saying that believers will mysteriously vanish from the earth prior to the Tribulation, while their loved ones blink? Not at all! He is saying that the dead will be raised and their bodies will be changed “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.” But when will this “moment” take place? Paul’s answer is clear. It will occur “at the last trump,” when “the trumpet shall sound,” at the end of the world. This is that very same “great sound of a trumpet” Jesus said would be heard at His second coming (Matthew 24:31)!

Pillar 1 is disintegrating.

Waiting Until It’s Too Late

As previously noted, Pillar 2 supporting the Left Behind project is the theory that those who miss the rapture will have during the Tribulation a second chance to be saved. This idea is dangerous because it leads some people to rationalize that “If the Bible is really true and if the rapture does take place, then I’ll know for sure God is real. It may be tough, but I can still join the Tribulation Force during the seven years. Even if that Antichrist guy tries to kill me, I will resist the mark!”

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Left Behind also teaches that the Church will not be here on earth for Armageddon. Is this true?

The word “Armageddon” appears only once in the Bible. It is found in Revelation 16, the great chapter describing the falling of the seven last plagues. Between the sixth and seventh last plagues, Jesus Christ thunders: “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon” (Revelation 16:15-16).

Did you catch that? Jesus is talking to the Church! While the seven plagues are falling, and right before the battle of Armageddon, Jesus Christ has not yet come as a thief! Therefore He must come like a thief at Armageddon, and that must be the time when He comes to gather His Church.

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How can we stand in “the evil day” if we have previously disappeared? Jesus Christ also said to the believers, “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. … But he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 24:9, 13, NKJV). Paul also advised the church that “we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22).

Jesus will save His church-not from tribulation, but rather through it!

Our Lord loves us and will strengthen us in the final times. That’s why He promised: “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20). We can trust Him in this.
What About the Seven Years?

The Bible text that serves as the foundation for the entire seven-year Tribulation theory is Daniel 9:27, which is the very first verse quoted in Left Behind: The Movie. It says: “He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week; and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice … to cease.”

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What many don’t realize is that there is a more logical interpretation that has far more biblical support. It has been taught by many credible Bible scholars who have written respected commentaries that are now in the libraries of pastors across America.

One example is the world-famous Matthew Henry’s Bible commentary. It doesn’t apply Daniel 9:27 to the Antichrist at all, nor does it apply the “one week” to a seven-year period of Tribulation after the rapture. Rather, it applies the prophecy to Jesus Christ, who, after three and a half years of loving ministry, died “in the midst of the week,” which ultimately caused all animal sacrifices to cease!

Here’s the quotation from Matthew Henry’s famous commentary: “By offering himself a sacrifice once and for all he [Jesus] shall put an end to all Levitical sacrifices.”1 Another excellent Bible commentary written by Adam Clarke says that during the “term of seven years” (Daniel 9:27), Jesus Christ would “confirm or ratify the new covenant with mankind.”2 Here’s one more from the much-respected Jamieson, Fausset and Brown commentary:

“He shall confirm the covenant-Christ. The confirmation of the covenant is assigned to Him.”3
Take a careful look at Daniel 9:27 itself. God’s Word says, “He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week.” Notice that Jesus Christ Himself said, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many” (Matthew 26:28, NKJV). A perfect fit!

Both use the words “covenant” and “many.”

Left Behind Deception: Revealing Dangerous Errors About the Rapture, the Antichrist, and the Mark of the Beast

Hour of the Witch: Harry Potter, Wicca Witchcraft, and the Bible [VHS] 


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In my earlier book, Exploding the Israel Deception, Chapter 5 is called “The 70th Week of Daniel Delusion.” There I give many more solid reasons why Daniel 9:27 doesn’t apply to the Antichrist at all, but to Jesus Christ alone.

The entire Left Behind idea of a seven-year period of Tribulation after the rapture may go down in history as the greatest evangelical misinterpretation of all time. The whole concept is like a gigantic bubble. Once Daniel 9:27 is correctly understood and the pointed pin of truth is inserted, “Pop goes the seven years!”

A Life-or-Death Matter
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That’s because the mysterious mark of the beast is a life-or-death matter.

It concerns the destiny of the human soul. Admitting that the Church will still be on earth during the final great Tribulation means that Christians must someday face the Antichrist and the mark of the beast-issues over which they could lose their souls. Many people are deeply afraid of this, so they conclude there must be a secret rapture before the Tribulation. There just has to be!

A deep-seated fear of the mark plagues many people, though it need not be so. True Christians can learn a lesson from popular bumper stickers that say “Fear No Evil.” We don’t need to be afraid. We can trust in Jesus Christ, for He has promised, “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20).

If the fictitious Tribulation Force in the Left Behind novels can overcome the Antichrist and the mark of the beast with God’s help, then so can we!

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The result?

Truth is left behind.

Spiritual Israel

Detonando el Engano Acerca de Israel

End Time Delusion

Decoding the Mark of the Beast

Dejados Atras: La Decepcion

 From Hollywood to Heaven

Using Harry to get to Christ: muggles know the story of that Potter kid better than the story of Jesus.(The Hour of the Witch and The Gospel According … An article from: Presbyterian Record


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  1. Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, Vol. IV-Isaiah to Malachi, Complete Edition. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co. 1712, notes on Daniel 9:27, p. 1095.
  2. The Holy Bible with a commentary and critical notes by Adam Clarke, Vol. IV-Isaiah to Malachi. New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, notes on Daniel 9:27, p. 602.
  3. Rev. Robert Jamieson, Rev. A. R. Fausset, and Rev. David Brown, A Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Complete Edition. Hartford, Conn.: S.S. Scranton Co., notes on Daniel 9:27, p. 641.

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