Originally posted by Selahobed
reply to post by autowrench
Oh please educate me and show me the error of my ways kind sir
Happy to. First of all, 'God' is not a Name, like 'Peter' or 'John', but a Title - although most believers seem to think that the Name of the
Most High is "God". If it is not a name, then there can be no question of whether it is a 'holy' Name or not, in the same sense as the titles:
Priest, Master, Judge, etc. do not necessarily refer to exclusively holy offices, but may even be used in idol worship or devil worship. The Bible
itself refers to Satan as 'the god of this world . . .' (2 Cor. 4:4; 1 Jo. 5:1).
Many religious believers today, having discovered the True and original NAME of the Almighty, i.e. YHVH (and of the Hebrew Messiah YAHU'SHUAH),
claim that He should not be referred to as "God", for "God" is an ancient NAME, they say, which was applied to a pagan deity of old.
We shall first consult a dictionary and then turn to the Bible for a definition of "God".
The Oxford Dictionary - God: "Superhuman being worshipped as having power over natural and human fortunes; image or animal worshipped as symbolising
or embodying or possessing divine power; idol ... Supreme Being, Creator and Ruler of universe."
Young's Concordance www.dtl.org...
gives a proper and detailed account of the different original Hebrew words which refer to the Almighty and which our modern Bible translations render
as 'God' or 'gods'.
1. "EL" - Mighty One - 225 times. e.g. Gen. 14:20, "Blessed be the Most High EL".
2. "YHVH" (His Personal Name) - 248 times. e.g. Is. 40:10, "The Lord YHVH will come with a strong hand."
3. "Tzur" - A Rock - once. e.g. lsa. 44:8, "Yes, there is no Tzur, I know not any.".
4. "Elah" - An object of Worship - 88 times. e.g. Ezra 5:11, "We are the servants of Elah of heaven".
5. "Elohim" - Object of Worship - 2222 times. (Note: Plural used in Hebrew to denote plenitude of might). e.g. "EL" - Mighty One - 225
times. e.g. Gen. 14:20, "Blessed be the Most High EL". Gen. 1:1, "In the beginning Elohim created."
6. "Eloah" - An object of Worship - 55 times. e.g. Deut. 32:17, "They sacrificed unto devils, not to Eloah".
7. "Theos" Greek - Object of Worship - 1 274 times. e.g. Matt. 1:23, "They will call Him (the Messiah) Emmanuel, a Name which means "Theos is
It is interesting to note that of the 4163 times that 'God' is used in the Bible, 3639 times it refers to "an Object of Worship". Which other
English word then shall we use for the Most High, to denote: "Object of Worship?" Titles like "Mighty One", does not necessarily refer to a
Being Who is worthy of worship - Nimrod, ancient opposer of YHVH, proclaimed himself as "mighty one" also.
The Bible tells us in 1 Cor. 8:5.6, "For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth - as indeed there are many "gods" ... yet for
us there is one God, the Father..." So, which is it?
Indeed, the Titles 'God' and 'Lord' were also given to Pagan Gods, and systematically, it became regarded as NAMES for the idols. Similarly.
Christianity, lacking the knowledge about the Sacred Names, have been deluded into believing that the Almighty's Name is 'God' or 'Lord'. Not
only were idols named or referred to by titles, but, it seems, also by many or most words referring to religious worship, like the words: holy,
sacred, faith, hope, success, etc.
Even the word "Worship" means, "To work for." And yes, early man did WORK for the Gods! Christian prayers are most always ended with the word,
'Amen,' which gives tribute to the Egyptian God Amun-Re. Amun-Re was the Sun God. Are not all Christians most interested in the Son, or Sun? Sun
worship goes way back in history.
"Yahweh appears to have been originally a sky god - a god of thunder and lightning. He was associated with mountains and was called by the enemies of
Israel 'a god of the hills'. His manifestation was often as fire, as at Mount Sinai and in the burning bush." - Great Events of Bible Times
"Originally, these four consonants [in YHWH] represented the four members of the Heavenly Family:
"Y" represented El the Father;
"H" was Asherah the Mother;
"W" corresponded to He the Son; and
"H" was the Daughter Anath.
And yet, Christians still believe the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are all male. So how do three males know how to form such a beautiful creature as a
woman? Goddess worship dates back to the Paleolithic Age
The Palaeolithic Age, or Old Stone Age, is a prehistoric era distinguished by the development of the first stone tools, and covers roughly 99% of
human history. It extends from the introduction of stone tools by hominids such as Homo habilis about 2.5 million years ago, to the introduction of
agriculture and the end of the Pleistocene around 10,000 BC.
Many anthropologists speculate the first "God " or gods of the peoples were feminine. This coincides with ancient creation myths and beliefs that
creation was achieved through self-fertilization. Within the concept of creation the participation of the male principle was not known or recognized
yet. The Goddess was believed to have created the universe by herself alone. The Romans and later the Christians have done everything possible to
stamp out any mention of the Goddess. Why is this, do you think?
Among the first human images discovered are the "Venus figures", nude female carvings having exaggerated sexual parts that date back to the
Cro-Magnons of the Upper Paleolithic period between 35,000 BC and 10,000 BC.
Some artistic depictions of the Goddess throughout history
I know what you are thinking, but the Goddess existed for thousands of years before any Gods were know of. She didn't just go away.
The Bible. 50 different Bibles. No wonder there are many denominations each teaching different things, there are many different versions of the Bible.
When the Protestants split from the Catholic church, they omitted 7 books from the Bible. Even in the Christian tradition, there are the NIV, NAS,
RSV, LB, NLT, and NKJV. A careful student of the New Testament may notice, either through notes in a reference Bible, through using different
translations, or by reading commentaries, that there are variations in the Greek text of the New Testament. That is to say, all of the manuscripts do
not have the exact same wording at every point. These variants arose during the long period when, the only way to produce a copy of any document was
to write it by hand (prior to the invention of the movable-type printing press by Johann Gutenberg in 1452). People are not capable of copying a any
lengthy document by hand without making mistakes, as witnessed by the fact that no two of the approximately 5,400 Greek manuscripts of the New
Testament that have survived are identical. They all have at least minor variants from all other manuscripts. While Biblical scholars have been aware
of transcription errors since the early days of the Church, most laymen have had scant knowledge of their existence.And lest not forget the Discordia
Apocalyptica, and the Kabbala. And the "P" document, and the "Q"document.
From the beginning of human civilization Priests and Holy Men have invented pious things. For the priesthood the rewards have been immense: power,
prestige and wealth. They have fused with, and become part of, the ruling elite. Today the Vatican is a Nation unto it's own, and one of the richest
places on Earth. Every book banned by the Holy Roman Church is said to stored in the Vatican archives.
The Jesus story - A case of plagiarism
Is the story about Jesus in the Bible just a serious case of plagiarism? Yes if you acknowledge the fact that the story of Horus (Egypt) came first;
and that it did. The life of Jesus and his miracles and crucifixion were largely derived from ancient legends of Krishna and Buddha. Some scholars
claim that the Bible is very much plagiarized from other sources.
Few Christians among the many are even aware of the true meaning of the word Christ; and those of the clergy who happen to know it (for they are
brought up in the idea that to study such subjects is sinful) keep the information secret from their parishioners. They demand blind, implicit faith,
and forbid inquiry as the one unpardonable sin, though nothing of that which leads to the knowledge of the truth can be aught else than holy. For what
is "Divine Wisdom," or Gnosis, but the essential reality that God is within us all, and not just Christians?
The term Christ is an English derivative of the New Testament Greek word christos, which means "anointed." The equivalent Hebrew word in the Old
Testament is mashiach. This term is transliterated in the King James New Testament as messias (John 1:41; 4:25), a word that has come down into modern
English, including many Bible versions, as "messiah." Both Christ and Messiah mean "anointed" or "anointed one." In ancient time, all Kings were
anointinted with oil, are they too the messiah? Me thinks not. The Greek name "Jesus" is a translation of the Hebrew name Yehoshua or Yeshua, the
English form of which is "Joshua." This name literally means God is salvation.The symbol of the “Jesus fish,” (or vesica pisces) is held as the
ultimate representation of the Christian faith, with many followers proudly boasting the symbol on everything from bumper stickers to keychains.
However, what is now so commonly viewed to represent the meaning of the fish in the New Testament did not always carry such restrictive religious
meaning, even for early Christians. Its supposed origins are derived from the Greek emblem ΙΧΘΥΣ, or Ichthys.(the Fish)
The Father God named El
Annunaki in the Bible Codes- Genesis 25:32
Also known as Jedi or Nephilim
Known Members: Tiamat (ancestor), Anu (god of heaven), Apsu (ancestor), Aqhat, Baal (god of storms), Dagon/Enlil/El (god of wind & air), Ea
(Enki), Eriskegal/Ereshkigal (goddess of the dead), Inanna/Ishtar (goddess of love & war), Lilith, Marduk (god of judgment & magic), Martu (possibly
Demon of the Dunes), Nergal (god of death & pestilence), Ningal (god of metal), Ninhursag (Gaea), Pazuzu, Shamash (Utu), Saja (god of messengers),
Tammuz (god of shepherds & fertility), Ullikumis
Affiliations: Moloch, other races of Gods
Aliases: Assyrian Gods, Babylonian Gods, Canaanite Gods, Hittite Gods, Hurrian Gods, Mesopotamian Gods, Philistine Gods, Phoenician Gods, Sumerian
Some of these Gods are mentioned in Biblical Texts, surely they were real Gods of the time, what happened to them? Did the God Yahweh kill them all
off,or did they just go away?
Genesis 6:1-4 reads:
“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters
of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose... There were Nephilim in the earth in those days; and also after that,
when the sons of God came in unto (had sex with) the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old,
men of renown.” Nephilim is often translated as “Giants”, a legitimate and appropriate interpretation, but one which may be only partly
accurate. A better definition might be “those who from Heaven came down”, “those who descended”, or “those who were cast down.” The
Anunnaki of Ancient Sumerian texts is similarly defined as “those who from heaven to earth came”. Sitchin, Gardner, and Bramley have all
identified the Nephilim as the Anunnaki.
Is God an Alien?
This hypothesis can easily explain all of the events in the Bible and in other ancient religious documents all throughout the world. If it is assumed
that it is possible for ETs to travel a number of light years to Earth in the first place, then a number of the stories in the Bible can be explained
in terms of extra-terrestrial intervention. (Moses, Ezekiel) We are told in the Bible that the three wise men (Mages) followed a moving star, which
led them to the location of baby Jesus. Calculations suggest that maybe this star was really Haley’s Comet, that the comet was in the sky at the
time; however, a comet would be difficult to follow. Believers of the “ancient astronaut” theory have suggested that the star could have been a
UFO, which the wise men were compelled to follow via telepathic communication with the aliens. This makes perfect sense to me. There is nothing new
about aliens / UFO since the beginning of human-race . We knew them , live among them , interact with them , since the beginning of mankind on earth
7.000 years ago.
Archeology is Demolishing the History of the Bible
Exodus never happened and the walls of Jericho did not come a-tumbling down. How archaeologists are shaking Israel to its biblical foundations.
The Exodus Never Happened
One possibility is to interpret the Biblical Exodus from Egypt is to set it against the known historical context of the Kingdom of Israel and the
fall of Samaria to the Assyrians in 721 BC. In other words, the Exodus could have been modeled on the people of Samaria who were forcibly deported by
their Assyrian conquerors. It could have reflected the circumstances, experiences and hopes of these people. Mostly, they needed a leader such as
Moses. Moyses (correct spelling) was actually a Sumerian, and a Magi,(Magician)as was Solomon, the so called "Wise King."
The Sword of Moses
The Key of Solomon (Clavicula Salomonis)
The Lesser Key of Solomon
CLASSIFIED LIST OF THE 72 CHIEF SPIRITS OF THE GOETIA, ACCORDING TO RESPECTIVE RANK.
Religions of the world: Information about 40 organized religions and faith groups (Who can be certain which is the right one?)
"Religion: A general term used... to designate all concepts concerning the belief in god(s) and goddess(es) as well as other spiritual beings
or transcendental ultimate concerns."
—Penguin Dictionary of Religions (1997).
"Religion: Relation of human beings to God or the gods or to whatever they consider sacred or, in some cases, merely supernatural."
—Britannica Concise Encyclopedia (online, 2006)
"Religion: Human beings' relation to that which they regard as holy, sacred, spiritual, or divine."
—Encyclopædia Britannica (online, 2006)
"Religion: (2) a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices; (4) a cause, principle, or system of
beliefs held to with ardor and faith."
—Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (online, 2006)
There are actually some 200 gospels, epistles and other books concerning the life of Jesus Christ. Writing such material was a popular literary form,
particularly in the 2nd century. The pious fantasies competed with Greek romantic fiction. Political considerations in the late 2nd century led to the
selection of just four approved Gospels, and the complete rejection of the others. After 300 years of arguing, 23 other books were accepted by the
Church as divinely inspired. The rest were declared 'pious frauds'. In truth, the whole lot belongs to a genre of literary FICTION.
Where Did Mary Magdalene Die?
Legend has it that in the year 42, a little boat landed in Les Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer, France. They had no oars, having been caught in a storm. Both
Marys were in the boat as well as friends (including Lazarus the healed leper and St. Maximin) and a young girl named "Sarah" who was very dark.
According to legend, Mary Magdalele had been pregnant by Jesus and first ran to Egypt with those closest to her. Then they crossed to France to find a
safer place to live. Of course the village didn't have that name at the time, the name came later because of the boat landing)
Was Jesus Married to Mary Magdalene?
Here's a quote from the Gospel of Philip -
And the companion of [the Savior is] Mary Magdalene. The [Savior] loved her more than all his disciples, and frequently kissed her on the [mouth]. The
rest of [the disciples] [got close to her to ask]. They told him: "Why do you love her more than all of us?" The Savior responded and said: "Why do
I not love you as I love her?" (Gospel of Philip 63-64).
I have to say yes, they were husband and wife, for many reasons. In those days, a man alone in the company of only other men would surely be stones as
a homosexual. Jesus is said to have kissed Mary on the mouth many time, his men were plainly jealous of her. When Jesus turned water to wine at the
wedding feast, whose wedding was he at? surely his own, the groom had to furnish the wine, after all.
Did Jesus die? Some say Jesus was taken from the cross before death, that the famous "sponge" was soaked in something that made him appear dead.
Some say he was taken from the tomb by the Jewish Underground and hidden, to add to the legend of a risen Christ, right in the face of the ruling
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