Monday, July 14, 2014

What is this Secret The apostle Paul wrote so much about?

Rom 16:25 reads, "Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the secretwhich was kept secret since the world began, KJV

1 Cor 2:7 says, "But we speak the wisdom of God in a secret, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: KJV

Eph 3:1-5 says, "For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to youward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the secret; (as I wrote afore in few words,whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the secret of Christ) which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

     Why did God keep The Secret a secret until he revealed it to the Apostle Paul?  Answer:
1 Cor 2:8 "Which none of the princes of this world (The devil and his devil spirits) knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. KJVt

     As you can see from the quote in Ephesians the Administration of Grace to which you and I belong is part of The Secretmusterion.  There is a lot more to The Secret than what I am going to say now, because it is not the point I want to make now.  The point I want to make now, is that the Angels of Heaven and Jesus didn't know it; Peter, John, Matthew, Mark and Luke didn't know it either, until it was revealed to Paul after the Day of Pentecost (June 12th,) the greatest day in the history of the church to which you and I belong.

     Since they didn't know it, they could not speak of anything concerning it.  This is why Paul's Gospel, everything he wrote, is so-o important for us to be super-knowledgable of.  His epistles are the gospel of Jesus Christ, because he received them by revelation from our risen Lord and Savoiur!  My main point, is whatever we read anywhere besides these places, does not relate to the times which we now live in, because the time which we now live in were kept SECRET from everyone else.  The "gathering together" of all born again believers, known as the rapture, is only pertinent to those of us in this administration of grace, because it is part of The Secret.  The return of Christ we read about in the other Gospels and the Book of Revelation has nothing to do with us.  This is why I entitled my previous teaching the "3rd Coming of Christ." 

     THIS IS THE BIGGEST DEAL OF ALL TIME, to understand, which is why I feel the conviction that I do about this subject, as Paul did:

Eph 6:19-20  "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the secret of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. KJV
God bless,

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Myth # 2 of the Cross Christ Bore

MYTH-- The Cross that Christ bore was made of 2 pieces

TRUTH-- It was a single piece of wood like the bottom portion of a tree.

The Greek word translated "cross," is stauros, which means an upright pale or stake. Here is what Vines says:

Topic: Cross, Crucify

denotes, primarily, "an upright pale or stake." On such malefactors were nailed for execution. Both the noun and the verb stauroo, "to fasten to a stake or pale," are originally to be distinguished from the ecclesiastical form of a two beamed "cross." The shape of the latter had its origin in ancient Chaldea, and was used as the symbol of the god Tammuz (being in the shape of the mystic Tau, the initial of his name) in that country and in adjacent lands, including Egypt. By the middle of the 3rd cent. A.D. the churches had either departed from, or had travestied, certain doctrines of the Christian faith. In order to increase the prestige of the apostate ecclesiastical system pagans were received into the churches apart from regeneration by faith, and were permitted largely to retain their pagan signs and symbols. Hence the Tau or T, in its most frequent form, with the cross-piece lowered, was adopted to stand for the "cross" of Christ.

As for the Chi, or X, which Constantine declared he had seen in a vision leading him to champion the Christian faith, that letter was the initial of the word "Christ" and had nothing to do with "the Cross" (for xulon, "a timber beam, a tree," as used for the stauros, see under TREE). See 1 Peter 2:24.

As you can clearly see, the symbol that Christians use to represent "the Cross" did not become associated with the crucifixion until 200 some years after the eventand is in reality a pagan symbol of another god. In other words, in their/your attempt to identify yourself /themselves as Christians you, they and them are ignorantly glorifying the Chaldean god, Tammuz.

Sometimes I wonder why I even bother writing things of this nature since no one if anyone at all will be changed by what I write. The reason I continue to do it is to expose the error that is being believed and practiced by religious Christians and expose unbelievers to the real truth of what the Bible says about itself.

Furthermore, since Christ was not crucified on 2 cross-membered pieces of wood, his hands were over his head. It only took 2 nails to do the job. If anyone comes up with the 3 nails that were used you will know it is not true.

Do the the things I write about here in this blog make any difference to you?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


MYTH-- He carried a physical piece of wood

TRUTH-- He carried a spiritual Cross

     Much like my last post where we saw that 4 were crucified with Christ instead of 2, we will soon learn that Jesus was too abused to carry an 8-12' timber on his shoulder, so the Roman soldiers made someone else do it.
     Matt 27:31-32 tells us:
And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. KJV

     Mark 15:20-21 tells the same story:
And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

     And Luke 23:26 says the same thing:
And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

     Here we have three very clear accounts of who carried Jesus' cross, where he came from, who his sons were and the fact that he followed Jesus on the way to Golgotha. Whenever there are a majority of clear verse on a given subject, the seemingly ambiguous verse or verses must fit with the majority of clear ones, not vice versa. 

     John 19:16-18 gives us the seemingly contradictory verse:
 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

     Most of the Commentaries say that they believe that Jesus initially carried his own cross but then they made Simon carry it for some unknown reason. Keep in mind that Jesus had just been through roughly 40 hours of torture and beatings and initially took him in the night. He probably had not had any sleep in over 2 days. It is my belief, because of the lack of any other evidence to the contrary, that he never carried his own cross. What he did carry was the figurative cross of our sins that were laid upon him
1 Peter 2:24
   Who his own self bare (carried) our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Heb 9:28
 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Furthermore, the morning after they had taken him he was bound and led away to be delivered to Pontius Pilate: Matt 27:1-2
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. The common way to bind someone believed to be a criminal is to tie up their hands or feet or both. Here they led him away so we must assume he was walking and probably being pulled along with a rope.

     All 4 gospel accounts show Jesus being led away just as livestock would be led to water:
Luke 13:15
 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? These words in the Greek, apago, is the same 
word used in all the above passages. Jesus' hands were bound and he was being led about, keeping him from being able to carry anything upon his shoulders.

Regardless of any suppositions on my part, the 3 three clear verses above on the same exact event should be enough to convince anyone that the cross Christ bore was not a physical one.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

What does the Bible really say about those crucified with Jesus?

MYTH-- There were 2 Crucified with Jesus

TRUTH-- There were 4 Crucified with Jesus

     Legend has it, as well as every movie ever produced, shows two other people crucified with Jesus, when in fact there were four. 

Luke 23:32 says,  And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
Luke 23:32
 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. KJV

     The word malefactors here is the word is kakourgos, or evil doers. These 2 individuals accompanied Jesus to Golgatha. As we know from verse 33 one was put on Jesus' right and the other on his left.
Luke 23:33
 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. KJV

In verse 39, we see that one of the kakourgos, spoke blasphemously to Jesus. In vs. 40 the other malefactor rebuked, admonished, the one who reviled Jesus. Here in Luke we have two unspecified evil doers, one of which who rebuked the other for reviling Jesus.

In Mt. 27:35 Jesus was crucified 
Matt 27:35
 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. KJV
John 19:23-24 has this to say about it:
Then (the time word) the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. KJV

Then, they sat down and watched him a while, Matt 27:36, And sitting down they watched him there;

In vs. 37 they got up and set the accusation over his head: Matt 27:37,  And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Matt 27:38, Then (after all this time) were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

2, duo, thieves, liestes, were crucifed with him. Liestes means plunderers, which is a specific type of malefactor They were also placed 1 on Jesus' left and the other on his right. In vs. 39, spectators reviled Jesus; in vs. 41 the chief priests, scribes and elders reviled him; in vs. 44 Both of the thieves also “cast the same in his teeth.”
Matt 27:44, The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. KJV This fact alone should be enough to remove any doubt you have that there were more than 2 crucified with Jesus. Here we have 2 who reviled Jesus while in Luke only 1 did. How can you possibly reconcile this distinct difference in these 2 sets of 2 without coming up with 4? These 4 cannot be just 2.

Furthermore, let us look at the two following translations:
John 19:18
 where they crucified him, and with him two others, on this side, and on that side, and Jesus in the midst.

John 19:18
where they crucified him, and with him two others, [one] on this side, and [one] on that, and Jesus in the middle.
The word "one" is not in any Greek texts and was added by the translators as the above translations indicate. Here we also have 3 peculiar words “enteuthen kai enteuthen” which means on both sides, or on each side. It literally means “on this side and on that side!” enteuthen (ent-yoo'-then); (literally or figuratively); (repeated) on both sides: (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

If this is not enough to convince you of another myth that has permeated itself into the fabric of Christianity, consider this:

John 19:32-33 “Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first (one of the thieves), and of the other which was crucified with him. "Was crucified with," is the Greek word sustaurooo which means
to crucify along with; This is one of the malefactors that was led "with" and crucified at the same time "with" Jesus.
Now, verse 33: But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

 But when they came to Jesus----If there were only 2 crucifed with Jesus, the soldiers would have come to him second, right? So, here is what we have:

  •  kakourgos were led w/him and 
  •  Liestes came later;
  • 3 reviled him and 1 didn't; 
  • the 2 who got their legs broken were on one side of him.
  •  It looked like this: | | | | | with Jesus in the “midst!” 

Are you convinced now?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Financial Giving--the Myth About

MYTH-- You owe God 10%, your tithe.

TRUTH-- You don't owe God anything.

     Financial giving is one of the greatest keys to financial freedom, but this type of giving has nothing to do with tithing. If you have read anything I have written you will know that the true New Testament begins with the book of Romans. You will also know that the 4 Gospels conclude the Old Testament.

     The word "tithe" is not mentioned in the Bible later than Luke 11:42. It is only mentioned one other time in what is called the New Testament in Matthew 23:23. The tithe was instituted for Israel, the Jews, for the sake of the Levites. Members of the Church of the Body of Christ, to which all believers belong, are not Israel, Jews or Levites. We are under no obligation to give any percentage of our income to anyone for any reason.

     But, your church would probably wilt away like a prickly pear cactus before the annual monsoons. They literally cannot afford to teach what is true; or so they think. Unfortunately, Christians who have had this pseudo obligation ingrained into them, would find themselves in self-condemnation if they quit. But, there is an easy way around it, by reading what is written "to" them, particularly 2 Corinthians chapters 8 and 9.
2 Cor 8:3-4
 For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,

2 Cor 8:7-8
 But just as you abound in everything,....see that you abound in this gracious ($$) work also.

2 Cor 8:8-9
 I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.

2 Cor 9:1-2
For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;

2 Cor 9:6-8
6 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace ($$) abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;

2 Cor 9:10-14
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; 11 you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God. 13 Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all, NASU

     Whatever you choose to sow, you will reap accordingly. You are under no commandment to do so, not to do so greviously or under any constraint or custom.

     The primary purpose of the service of financial giving is to supply the needs of the saints, your fellow believers. Yes, it can be used to supply the needs of everyone who labors in the Word as well, such as myself and your pastor, but not to the point where the needs of everyday believers go unmet.
1 Tim 5:17-19
aThe elders who rule well (rightly, honorably) are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching. 18 For the Scripture says, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING," and "The laborer is worthy of his wages." NASU

What thinkest thou?