If you do a quick search on the Googles for any topic in religion, you quickly find a discordant cacophony of answers for any question you can ask.
Do a quick search for the true meaning of the name Jesus. What do you find? One person says it means hail Zeus, while others say it is the Greek
Iēsous, while others say it is Yeshu‘a and not Yeshua or Yahushua. Depending on the question you ask, you will receive a plethora of answers.
Do a quick search of God's Google (Bible/Babel) and you receive the same answers. Do a quick search of any version of the Bible and you see different
interpretations leading to vastly differing answers.
Given the average human's limited capacity to understand, is it any wonder we are deceived? Given the average human's lifespan, is it any wonder we
leave this place unsure of where we have been or where we are headed? Given the nature of fading memory, is it any wonder we forget most of what we
have known? Given the nature of involution, is it any wonder inconscience (amnesia) is the robber leaving us with nothing to show for our experience
here in this place?
I have finally reached conclusions regarding religion, God and salvation. After several years of searching out the answers, I am left with two
conclusions. With any form of information exchange, the quality of communication is the response you get. Entropy in information leads us to one
place: poor communication. Of course, so is our response poor. Take a look at any average Christian and you see one thing: general apathy regarding
their own scriptures. If a believer has moved away from apathy, you see confusion from what is examined. If confusion turns into perceived
understanding, you see self-righteousness and dogma leading to judgment of others. To be honest, this is the state of most humans, religious or not.
Atheism ends in the same state. Agnosticism leads to the same. In all cases, these are degrees of ignorance manifesting as inner turmoil and pride
I agree with Qoheleth in Ecclesiastes 12. His words were selected carefully. His conclusion has been my conclusion in these last few threads. The
ONLY name to call on is Elohim (Father). Any other name is a corruption of the original Genesis 1 creation. Consider these verses:
9 Besides being wise, the spokesman also taught the people what he knew. He very carefully thought about it, studied it, and arranged it in many
proverbs. 10 The spokesman tried to find just the right words. He wrote the words of truth very carefully.
11 Words from wise people are like spurs. Their collected sayings are like nails that have been driven in firmly. They come from one shepherd
12 Be warned, my children, against anything more than these
. People never stop writing books. Too much studying will wear out your body. 13
After having heard it all, this is the conclusion: Fear Elohim
, and keep his commands, because this applies to everyone. 14 Elohim
certainly judge everything that is done. This includes every secret thing, whether it is good or bad.
It all boils down to one name. That name engaged the whole of creation in Genesis 1. From that starting point, a cacophony of words and books can
only lead you back to the Father of it all. That name is Elohim / EL and his image is both male and female. He is both strength and a loving nature.
God IS Love and Love keeps no records of wrongs. When this cacophony of archetypes and images fades, all of us will be translated back to the source
from which we came. As Qoheleth tells you, every secret will be revealed. Good or bad, it will all all be known.
Live accordingly. Only the good you do will be remembered. Only the love you share will return. Suffer on purpose. The robe (body) you will wear in
the future, and the future crown (mind) you possess will depend on the quality of your walk with God the Father. One God. His will is to give and
receive only. Thieves take. Jesus said it best:
34 When the Pharisees heard that Yeshua had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 One of them, an expert in Moses’ Teachings, tested
Yeshua by asking, 36 “Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in Moses’ Teachings?”
37 Yeshua answered him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and
most important commandment. 39 The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ 40 All of Moses’ Teachings and the Prophets
depend on these two commandments.”
Yahweh is the Lord from the OT. Jesus is the Lord (Adonai) from the New Testament. The verses above say to love the Lord. Which Lord? We know that
the Lord of the Old Testament is difficult to love. Why? He shed blood. Can we know if the Lord of the OT is the same as the Son of God in the NT?
No. The cacophony of discordant babel disallows us from this conclusion. We can speculate, but not know for sure. As you have seen from my threads,
the best speculation from my examination is to say that Yahweh is the Son of God and Elohim is the Father. Ruach Elohim is the Mother, or Holy Spirit
of God. According to Genesis 9, Elohim said that shedding of human blood would demand an accounting. As we follow Yahweh's wars on humanity, we see
them end on the cross. After the cross, the wars have continued. What can we determine from this?
My only conclusion can possibly be that the cross has yet to fully solve the problem in Yahweh. That is to say, if Yahweh is the Son of God. The
deceiver comes to steal, kill and destroy. We know this. We know that the adversary of man accuses man. Name one entity that has spoken in
scripture that fits this description and you come to one name: that name is Yahweh.
As bad as this appears, we can say one thing: Jesus seems to flip this in a mirror. He points back to a Father, but never names the Father. He calls
the Spirit of God the Holy Spirit, but never names the Spirit Ruach Elohim. Jesus says to love your enemies. He says to forgive enemies. He points
back to the Lord, but does not name him Yahweh. Yahweh is not mentioned by name in the entire New Testament.
What can our conclusion be at this point regarding the Lord we must love with all our hearts? Communication is not sufficient to know.
My question to you if you have made it to this point: how can we answer the second conclusion, which is entirely inconclusive?
The last time Ruach Elohim is mentioned in the OT:
23 Yahweh’s glory left the middle of the city and stopped above the mountain east of the city.
24 In this vision from the Ruach Elohim, the Ruach lifted me and brought me to the exiles in Babylonia. Then the vision I saw left me.
25 I told the exiles everything Yahweh had shown me.
The last time Yahweh was mentioned:
5 “I’m going to send you the prophet Elijah before that very terrifying day of Yahweh comes. 6 He will change parents’ attitudes toward their
children and children’s attitudes toward their parents. If not, I will come and reclaim my land by destroying you.”
Was His day the day on the Cross? We can't know. It is either possible he didn't know, or he wasn't the one on the cross. I return to the top of this
thread. We can't know. It's not for us to know. Is it a struggle using us as pawns on a larger chess board?
What say you?
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