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Who are the families that have been wielding power behind the scenes for thousands of years?
Did they write the Bible to cower the plebs into thinking that there was a "god" that controlled and could see everything, an entity that placed them in charge?
Are they using the Bible as a playbook when it comes to influencing world events? If so, why?
Originally posted by Elsha
The accounts of the Old Testament are also documented by historians such as Josephus. There are other accounts of history such as sumerian etc but the one in Genesis is unique to Moses and hence the Jews.
The scriptures were well preserved by the Jews as also evidenced by the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The charge that the bible is not trustworthy or has been changed is a complicated area to defend in this setting. However it is not as easy to dismiss the bible as corrupted as people like to think. I can't go into it here very much but the fact remains: The textus Receptus contains over 5000 manuscripts of the original writings of the New testament. Some of these copies are within 100 years of the originals. The New Testament is a very trustworthy book.
Originally posted by Elsha
reply to post by DarkKnight21
I John says that many antichrists are....but this is a little different than the Beasts of Revelation 13. The Beast and False Prophet in Revelation 13 take over the entire world which has never happened before. There is an entire teaching dedicated to the Roman Catholic Church being the antichrist but much of this is derived from the Protestant Reformers
Originally posted by DarkKnight21
The beast's power comes from Rome.
The word "Pope" means "Father." The word "Father" as a title was forbidden by Jesus Christ. (Matthew 23:9)
The Pope is currently calling for a New World Order.
The Pope has been meeting with several religious authorities recently under the guise of peace, and we could see a one world interfaith religion as early as next year.
VICARIUS FILII DEI - the official title of the Pope - literally means "in place of/substituting for the Son of God". The letters in the Roman alphabet are also used in the numerical system.
V I C A R I U S
5+1+100+0+0+1+5+0 = 112
F I L I I
0+1+50+1+1 = 53
D E I
500+0+1 = 501
112+53+501 = 666
The word of God is truth. Mathematics is truth. Religion always distorts truth. Satan lives under a facade. Even Jesus was criticized by the religious leaders of his time for healing a sick person on the day of the Sabbath.edit on 27-12-2011 by DarkKnight21 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
reply to post by OldCorp
I believe the Bible was originally written to convey the history of man as it was described in the Sumerian tablets and the Vedic writings. There are many similarities that coincide all too well.
That being said, I think the teachings of Jesus and his movement were hijacked by the Council of Nicea in order to manipulate the new testament into a tool of control. Flawed men were able to pick and choose what writings would be included, and let's not forget that Rome had their dirty hands in it.