DO ALL PATHS LEAD TO THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD?
As a child I used to marvel at all the names of the many churches: The Mount of Olives, The Holy Mount, The Church of JC, The Tabernacle of GOD, etc., etc.. But the one I saw just about every day was this huge Church of GOD that stood on the corner of where I used to live. I had to pass it every single day walking to and from school. The Church of GOD - now, that was a very catchy title for a church and one that should have brought in folks out of the woodwork. But it didn’t. It was packed on Easter Sunday and on Mother's Day and a few other times throughout the year, but people just were not interested in joining "The Church of GOD" regardless of its magnificent name. Maybe people knew that it wasn't a church of GOD.
I also recall the scores of churches on Cottage Grove. They, too, had their own little unique names. Those of you who lived on Chicago's South Side know what I am talking about. There were probably dozens of other streets with zillions of churches, as well, in Chicago and in all major cities. But I just couldn't understand why all those churches, one and two in every block, lined Cottage Grove from 20 something street to 63rd street. Why couldn't they come together under one name? Why couldn't they establish their own church building instead of a cheap looking, ghetto-style storefront church? Couldn't they see that these churches were eyesores and in no way matched their names? And much worse, couldn't they see that they caused children and young adults to question the need for all these different churches? Not only did I question the need for all these churches, but I questioned their names, as well. How could a preacher call his church The Tabernacle of GOD or The Mount of Olives? If you know anything at all about Scripture, then you know that GOD's Tabernacle is not in the United States. You know that it is impossible for even the largest church in the World to be called the Mount of Olives. And how could a reverend call his church, The Church of GOD if GOD HIMSELF did not establish it? And if HE had, it wouldn't have been looking like those did. These were just some of the questions that plagued me before I learned of THE ONLY PATH THAT LEADS TO GOD.
I have used every possible means to try to get people to research their religion, i.e., the foundation or start of Christianity or any religion that was organized by man. But folks flatly refuse to do so. Consequently, I am left to wonder if people really want to know the Truth. Don't people care if they are worshipping the likes of man's imagination? Isn't it important to see and understand that Christianity, in particular, is a very well organized and man-made religion? Unfortunately, because Christianity has been around for 2,000 years, most elders and mature adults think that it was truly established by GOD HIMSELF. This could not be further from the Truth. They don't care that this is all a lie and that the story of Christianity is fabricated and full of mystery.
Children attend church because their parents make them go. The parents attend because their parents, grandparents, and great grand parents, etc, were members, and it seemed like the right thing to do. But few have researched the "right thing to do" and continue to perpetuate a lack of knowledge. Few know exactly what GOD's Righteous Path consists of, and don't care that the "Church" has nothing whatsoever to do with it.
I am not giving up yet, as too many of My People are grossly mislead and are extremely brainwashed and indoctrinated in a religion that was not founded by GOD to save souls, but rather to punish the Nation of Israel for their worshipping false gods when they resided in the Land of Canaan (Deuteronomy 28:64).
The very Church or Christian doctrine that most Blacks accept, gives very little credence to the use of the "Old Testament," and professes that its teachings are outdated and done away with. But before we touch on whether this is true or not, let us examine the origins of Christianity. And hopefully, as information is presented, folks will consider seeking to find GOD's Truth and HIS Paths, i.e., what HE in fact did say was what we should be learning to do that will gain us favor with HIM.
The 1st century Christians made two very big mistakes. The first is that they did not use GOD's Word for their foundation to establish their "new religion," but they used so-called inspired minds. The second big mistake was that they did not follow the lead of the righteous men in the "Old Testament." What were the credentials of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? Who were they, anyway? Did GOD select them? If so, why didn't GOD put HIS Words in their mouths as it is written in Deuteronomy 18:18? Why didn't GOD command these men as HE had commanded the Prophets of the "Old Testament?" And if HE did, then why weren't these men talking the same rhetoric as the "OT" Prophets? And didn't GOD say that Israel's leaders should come from their Brethren? Luke was definitely NOT an Israelite. And there is also a valid question about Paul's extraction. However, to really throw a wrench into this 1st century Christian theology, GOD had long since dealt with sending messages to HIS Servants the Prophets:
"Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the Lord." Lamentations 2:9
Looks like those men who established this Christian theology have some tall explaining to do! You see, GOD does not lie! THE NATION OF ISRAEL - ALL 12 TRIBES WERE ALREADY IN CAPTIVITY AT THE TIME OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, AND SO WERE GOD'S PROPHETS some 300 plus years before. So, who were those folks calling themselves Jews? And who was this "man" calling HIMSELF the "Son of GOD" and claiming to be the "Saviour of the World?" The evidence shows that the Seed of Abraham had long since gone into captivity, so those "Jews" occupying Israel at the time of the Roman Era were imposters with a so-called King of the Jews to boot! But let's do find out about how these different Christian religions came about, anyway.
THE FORMULA FOR GOING TO HEAVEN
As we all know, a formula is an exact method of using words, statements, a recipe, or a mixture for a desired end. Christianity has its own unique "formula" for "salvation" or rather for "going to heaven." And even though all Christian denominations place belief in JC, what's peculiar about them is that they are all different. Some churches say you can do this and that but not the other. Other churches say you can do the other but not this and that. With so many different denominations, we surely must wonder which one is the correct one for "salvation" or as the Christians believe, "going to heaven." And if you ask ten different ones from ten different denominations, they will all tell you that only their church is going to heaven. I kid you not. I was stupid enough to ask them! But when you think about it, why wouldn't they say that their church is the only one going to heaven? This would justify why they are of their Christian denomination, right?
Keep in mind that Christianity teaches that after death one's spirit goes to heaven to be with JC. Hey, what do I know? This is what I am told by folks who attend church EVERY SUNDAY. You can't make this stuff up! I take that back; actually you can. Folks did, in fact, do just that - they made it all up!
What's so incredible is that some people, many with college degrees, will believe that every single Christian denomination - regardless of the different theologies - is representative of the True and Living GOD. Because "man" is so aggressive, controlling, and faltering, must we believe that GOD is also just as unstable and precarious? Why don't we want to believe that this Great GOD that created the Heavens and the Earth and man is full of wisdom, intelligence, and reason? Why must we depict HIM as being a GOD of mystery and confusion? Whether we admit it or not, by having all these different doctrines and idolatry for religions that exist all over the World, we are certainly confusing the masses. And if you have never given Christianity much thought, which I doubt, let's do just that, right now - starting with the "New Testament."
THE "NEW TESTAMENT"
This "NT" Book is made up of twenty-seven (27) books - four biographies of JC, supposedly written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Many other entries consisting of epistles (or letters) are written by so-called St. Paul. Others are written by GOD alone knows who. This is true, and there are many historical scholars to provide you with the same facts.
But what's really interesting is that most Christians do not know that the "New Testament" was not published until around 367 C.E. and that JC had absolutely NOTHING to do with this compilation and printing. It was St. Athanasius, under the watchful eye of Rome who manifest this famous Christian document. And did you also know that the Councils of Constantinople (four ecumenical councils of the Roman Catholic Church) established the orthodox teaching of the Trinity in about 325 C.E.. And from this "NT" Book, many Christian denominations evolved. Obviously, JC didn't have a thing to do with this conception either.
Before we get into these denominations, let's define Christianity:
Christianity is based on the teachings of JC who is supposed to be "the second person of the Trinity," and the "Saviour of mankind." [Whether he knew this or not, and whether he wanted it to be or not.] This Christian religion was founded in the 1st century by disciples of JC (NOTE: founded by disciples of JC - NOT by JC - there is a difference).
BTW, I have learned that many Christians do not know the relevance of their own religion. Some will call themselves Christians, but will say that they have a problem with the "Trinity" because they don't understand exactly what it means. Others have told me that they do not believe that JC is GOD, but they believe in JC all the same. Go figure!
At this point, it should be stressed that all this Christian planning was organized by re-structuring Hebrewism and changing GOD's Ordinances and Precepts previously outlined in GOD's Book of the Law. And no where - NO WHERE in this "New Testament" does GOD tell anyone to write anything. You just can't find it there as it is only written in the "Old Testament." But we will get into that later.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH / CATHOLICISM
"Roman Catholic" was coined by the 19th century British. All members of this religion accept the gospel of JC as handed down by the church, the teachings of the Bible, and the church's interpretations of those teachings. Members must believe that GOD conveys HIS Grace directly to humanity through the sacraments. [We all know that idolatry is a major component of this religion, right? Hence, the reason for Catholics accepting the "church's interpretations" and ignoring GOD's very First Commandment.] Mass is considered the center of Catholic worship, Priests, Bishops, and nuns must answer to the papal court at Rome. The 19th century Pope Pius IX proclaimed the doctrine of papal infallibility. [I guess that's another good reason why Catholics must accept "the church's interpretations."] In the 19th and 20th centuries, the church moved to adjust to modern political and social conditions. [Doesn't that mean that the church made changes in this religion? Was this upon the advice of GOD? And if not, doesn't this prove that Christianity is man-made?] Communion is also recognized in the Catholic religion. It entails a sacrament or the consumption of bread and wine that "repeats the actions of JC at the Last Supper." Some folks believe that this "miraculously becomes the body of JC. Others believe that it's symbolic when taking this bread and wine. But all believe that this "communion" mystically unites them with JC. [Looks like the "Old Testament" Israelites will never meet JC if this communion business pans out to be Truth!]
This is a form of Christian faith that originated with the principles of the Reformation. This is a term for those who are not members of the Roman Catholic Church or of an Orthodox Eastern Church.
Two Branches of Protestantism grew out of the Reformation. The evangelican churches of Scandinavia and Germany were followers of Martin Luther.
Martin Luther, born in 1483 was a German leader who established the Lutheran religion. His ideals about Chrisitianity are based on faith alone and not by works. [In other words, GOD's Book of the Law was of no significance whatsoever. Hey, if I made up some religion and wanted folks to accept it, I guess I'd tell them they'd have to have faith that this belief would work, too, right?]
The Baptist denomination started in 1608 as a practice of baptizing "believers" in JC by immersion. This denomination was started by Separatists in Amsterdam. The first American congregation was founded in 1639 by Roger Williams in Providence, Rhode Island. Baptism is defined as being required for membership in church. It is a rite of purification by water, invoking the grace of GOD to regenerate a person and cleanse the individual of sin. [If this is a sinful World, how can polluted waters cleanse anyone even if they were baptized a hundred times? But isn't it only an act of GOD that can sanctify individuals? Personally, I'd rather be cleansed by HIM!]
This Protestant denomination was started in England by John Wesley and others in 1729 at Oxford. Later George Whitfield broke away in 1741 and formed the Calvinist and Methodists. This denomination stressed repentance, faith, sanctification, and full, free salvation for all. [Hmmm, just like that!] Methodism began in America in 1766.
Not all Christian denominations are listed herewith, as I couldn't find them all. However, if you assume that they were all pretty much started in the same manner as those listed above, then you're apt to be correct. The very first dictatorial Christian denomination of any significance was the Roman Catholic Church. Mostly all other Christian denominations that exist today, were created and established due to some dissatisfaction or disagreement from within the Roman Catholic Church or a denomination that had already broken away from it.
What amazes me is that intelligent people will embrace this Christian religion without knowing beans about its illogical and flimsy inception and without questioning its contrived and fabricated origin that is based solely on man's inspiration of another man. Thus, the formula for going to heaven, according to the Christian religion, is "belief" in JC and having "faith" that your belief is real and then dying to get there! Don't hold your breath.
The information on these Christian denominations was taken from "The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia."
GOD'S FORMULA FOR INHERITING THE EARTH
"Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
"O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help." Hosea 13:4,9
If the Children of Israel, GOD's "Firstborn," were formed to show forth HIS Praises, and given the very First Commandment, I do not see how JC, Christianity, and the "New Testament" or any other deity or religion will have a part to play in GOD's Divine Plan for Peace on this Earth.
"…Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:" Exodus 4:22
"This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise." Isaiah 43:21
"And God spake all these words, saying,
"I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me." [I THINK THIS INCLUDES JC.] Exodus 20:1 - 3
Consistently and without wavering and fluctuating or making the slightest "adjustments" for modern times, the "Old Testament" is all about GOD, the Creator, that is the GOD of Israel, and HIS Chosen People, Israel. It is also about these Israelites keeping GOD's Laws, Statutes, and Judgments and their respecting HIS Ordinances and Precepts for HIS Praise, Glory, and HIS Everlasting Exaltation, and their being cursed if they don't.
The same GOD that created the Heavens and the Earth and man and chose Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the same GOD that yet lives and still beckons HIS Chosen People to return to HIM and to HIS Holy Laws, Statutes, and Judgments for HIS Holy Name's Sake and for Israel's Sanctification and Deliverance.
"And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him…" I Kings 18:21
The Most High GOD of Israel of the "Old Testament" does not have a myriad of different religious denominations established for worship of HIM. HE has only ONE, and that is the one HE made known to HIS Prophet Moses that he should teach to the Children of Israel. And by the way, this Great and Dreadful GOD told Moses to write all that HE wanted the Children of Israel to know and do in a Book. This was excellent thinking on GOD's part, as today all this information is still written in a "Book" just for us to investigate and learn how to serve our GOD.
Even though there are hundreds of years between the time that GOD gave HIS Law to the Prophet Moses (13th century B.C.E.) and the time of the Prophet Malachi (5th century B.C.E.), the message was always the same: Remember GOD's Law to do it in righteousness.
PROVE THAT GOD INTENDED FOR HIS LAWS TO BE KEPT, AND PROVE THAT JC AND THE "NEW TESTAMENT" HAVE NO BEARING ON ANYONE!
NO PROBLEM! I LOVE WRITING ABOUT MY GOD!
"Hear, O israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." Deuteronomy 6:4,5
"And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
"To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?" Deuteronomy 10:12,13
"Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him." Deuteronomy 13:4
"This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
"Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice:
"And the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;" Deuteronomy 26:16 - 18 [THE PROOF IS IN THIS SCRIPTURE RIGHT HERE THAT WE ARE TO CLEAVE TO OUR GOD AND OBSERVE HIS LAWS.]
"…thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
"For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
"It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
[GOD DIDN'T EVEN GIVE JC THIS JOB TO FULFILL.]
"Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
"But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
[GOD has done HIS Part. The rest is all up to us.]
"See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
"In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it." Deuteronomy 30:10 - 16
Given all the above Scripture concerning cleaving to the Most High GOD of Israel and fearing, loving, walking in HIS Ways and serving HIM with all our hearts and soul, how can there be room left for belief and faith in JC? When a man loves a woman and she becomes his wife, she is to have eyes and love for only him. The Most High GOD of Israel is the same way about HIS Chosen People. Just as a wife must cleave to her husband, so also must the Nation of Israel cleave to their Jealous GOD and without exception.
WE CANNOT GET AROUND IT; WE ARE BOUND TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB AND TO HIS LAW!
"I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God.
"For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God." Leviticus 25:38,55
MOVE OUT OF THE WAY, JC AND LET THOSE WHO SEEK TO FOLLOW THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM LEAD AND SHOW FORTH HIS PRAISE - AS IT IS WRITTEN!
"For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain." Isaiah 66:22
"And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed." Isaiah 61:9
"And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there." Isaiah 65:9
SO, I GUESS THE "OLD TESTAMENT" ISN'T DONE AWAY WITH AFTER ALL, RIGHT?!
"For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:
LOOKS LIKE THOSE 1ST CENTURY INSPIRED CHRISTIANS HAD IT ALL WRONG, AFTERALL!
"Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name:" Amos 5:4,8
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION THAT WE HAVE GOT TO SEEK AND BELIEVE IN THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL - NO QUESTION!
"Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you." Exodus 31:13
IF IT IS THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM THAT SANCTIFIES US, THEN WE DO NOT NEED JC OR ANY OTHER DEITY, IMAGE, IDOL, ETC., ETC.!
YES,YES, YES!! HALLELUYAH! HALLELUYAH! HALLELUYAH!
"Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
[IF GOD'S SABBATH IS TO BE KEPT PERPETUALLY, THEN WHO CHANGED GOD'S ORDINANCE? DOESN'T THIS MAKE THIS CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY SUSPECT EVEN MORESO?]
"It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed." Exodus 31:16,17
IT LOOKS LIKE THE "ADJUSTMENTS" THAT WERE MADE BY WHOMSOEVER WERE IN GROSS ERROR - AS GOD'S SABBATH IS A SIGN BETWEEN HIM AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL "FOREVER!" BTW, DID I MENTION THAT GOD'S SABBATH IS THE SEVENTH DAY OF THE WEEK AND THAT HE NEVER CHANGED IT TO SUNDAY?
This brings us to question who wrote the Torah and the "Old Testament?" Unlike the "New Testament," GOD had HIS Servants the Prophets to write HIS Book of the Law and many other Books of the "Old Testament."
"And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,
"That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying,
"Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
"For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the Lord; and how much more after my death?" Deuteronomy 31:24 - 27
EVEN THE KINGS OF ISRAEL HAD TO READ OUT OF GOD'S BOOK OF THE LAW! SO, WHAT MADE THE 1ST CENTURY CHRISTIANS THINK FOR ONE MOMENT THAT THEY WERE EXEMPT FROM GOD'S LAW AND WERE BOUND BY "BELIEF" AND "FAITH" IN A "MAN" CALLED JC?
"And it shall be, when he [the King of the Nation of Israel] sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
"And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
THANK GOD FOR THIS DOCUMENTATION!
"That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel." Deuteronomy 17:18 - 20
MY PEOPLE, THE MOST HIGH GOD MEANT FOR HIS LAWS TO BE KEPT AND IN RIGHTEOUSNESS BY EVERYONE, EVEN THE STRANGER JOINED UNTO THE NATION OF ISRAEL!
"One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you." Exodus 12:49
"Now go, write it before them in a table, and not it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
"That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord:" Isaiah 30:8,9
"Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
"For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it." Jeremiah 30:2,3
BUT YOU CAN BE SURE THAT THOSE FORTUNATE ONES WHO RETURN WILL BE RETURNING TO SERVE AND CLEAVE TO THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL AND NONE ELSE!
"It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man." Psalm 118:8
The false worship of the Gentile Nations is expected of them, but false worship is not expected of the Nation of Israel. GOD chose Israel for HIMSELF to be a "Light " to the Gentiles:
"I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
"I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." Isaiah 42:6,8
"And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising." Isaiah 60:3
Can you JC worshippers still honestly say that GOD's Law is no more after reading all these Scriptures acknowledging HIM, HIS Law, and HIS Love for the Nation of Israel? Can you still say that all Paths lead to GOD? If you still hope in JC and believe that he has already saved you, take serious note of the following, as you have also been deceived in this matter, as well:
"Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel.
"The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up." Amos 5:1,2
Do you see that? "There is none to raise her up." That means JC was of no significance or purpose, and according to the fabricated story, he lied, BIG TIME! Israel went straight into captivity and JC was unable to do a thing about it. Actually, if there was none to raise her up, don't look like he was even there!
But there is hope in our end. Some of us will return to the Most High GOD of Israel and HIS Holy Law and don't you just know that therein lies our Salvation!
"The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him." Exodus 15:2
"And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border." Jeremiah 31:17
"And David spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:
"And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
"The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
"I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies." II Samuel 22:1 - 4
King David was a man after GOD's own heart. Therefore, let us all emulate his steadfast love and devotion for the Most High GOD of Israel.
"Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the Lord into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
"Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
"Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
"Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
"Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.
"Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
"O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
"He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
"Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;
"Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;
"And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
WHAT MORE COULD WE ASK FOR? ALL WE NEED DO IS BE OBEDIENT TO HIS LAW!
"Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;" I Chronicles 16:7 - 18
GOD's Law is not done away with as Christian Ministers teach. The "New Testament" teaches that JC came to fulfill the Law but yet there is much effort to make it void. GOD loves judgment (Isaiah 61:8), but JC avoids it (John 8:7). And yet folks are to believe that GOD and JC are one and the same. Think about this: Why would the Holy ONE of Israel, a most Jealous GOD, want to take attention from HIMSELF and have HIS Beloved, Chosen People give HIS Glory to JC and have the Nation of Israel worship this "man." It does not make sense - especially not in view of all the history of GOD making a Covenant with HIS Chosen People, Israel, giving them the Land of Israel, and cursing them into captivity for worshipping other (false) gods. IT MAKES NO SENSE! It stands to reason that since the Earth will be filled with the Glory of the Lord (Numbers 14:21) that JC and his "New Testament" will have to fade off into the sunset. May My GOD, the GOD I fear and love, have nothing to do with our calling and seeking counsel of anyone or anything but HIM!
I am here to tell you that Our Jealous GOD still wants all the Praise and all the Glory, and HE wants us to call on no one but HIM - not JC, not the Prophets, not the Angels, not anyone but HIM! YIHOVAH is our refuge in times of trouble while we are the oppressed people, and only HE can deliver us as HE it is that has afflicted us.
"In that day, saith the Lord, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;
"And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion from hence forth, even for ever." Micah 4:6
YES, JUST LIKE I SAID, WE DON'T NEED JC! WE, HEBREW ISRAELITES, NEED OUR MAKER, OUR GOD THAT IS OUR DELIVERER FOR NO ONE ELSE CAN OR WILL HELP US.
"And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the Lord." Jeremiah 31:28
WE DO NOT NEED JC! WE NEED OUR GOD. WE NEED THE GOD THAT CHOSE US AND THAT PUNISHED US FOR FORSAKING HIM AND HIS LAW. WE NEED THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL!
I am so very satisfied and confident that belief in the Creator, the GOD of Abraham, the GOD whose Law will last forever, is our only chance for Deliverance out of captivity and oppression. Since finding my GOD and cleaving to HIM, HE directs my way to HIS Paths. HE enlightens me and gives me the wisdom and knowledge that I need to understand HIS Law. And HE gives me the knowledge that I seek that will keep me believing in ONLY HIM. YIHOVAH does this for me because I hope in HIS Mercy and seek HIS Ways and not the ways of the heathen. And for all my trust in HIM, HE also protects me and keeps me safe.
As I previously stated, the entire "Old Testament" focuses on the All-Mighty GOD of Israel, HIS Law, and HIS Chosen People. The very last book of the "OT" reminds us to remember GOD's Law. We cannot make light of this advice. And those who do, will most certainly fall prey to false worship.
"Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments." Malachi 4:4
Our Merciful GOD also advises us that HE will send to us HIS Prophet Elijah - not JC, but Elijah. Hmmm something else for you to ponder:
"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:" Malachi 4:5
It would appear that the Holy ONE is not aware of this "man" called JC. Otherwise, wouldn't he have mentioned his coming instead of the Prophet Elijah? Well, I mean, isn't JC supposed to make some kind of dramatic entrance??? If so, why wouldn't the Most High GOD make mention of it since JC is supposed to be sitting right at his side??? If this won't make you start thinking, then nothing will. My People, JC, Christianity, and the "New Testament" were established for the rebellious Nation of Israel because they chose to worship false gods.
"And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone." Deuteronomy 28:64
Our forefathers knew nothing of a "man" called JC - ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! The Holy ONE of Israel sent the Nation of Israel scores of Prophets and Angels, but none of them were called JC. And actually, GOD's Angels would not tell those to whom they were sent, their names. Thank goodness they didn't, or rebellious and idolatrous Israel would have been creating an image and calling it by the names of GOD's Angels. Hey, we were something else, and STILL ARE!
Why can't we just worship the GOD that saved us out of Egypt and look to HIM? What is wrong with HIM being our ONLY GOD? Didn't HE prove HIMSELF? Weren't HIS Signs, Wonders, and Miracles enough? Wasn't our being saved in the Passover enough? Why must we look to another saviour when the Holy ONE of Israel says that HE is our Savior and that there is none else AND HAS PROVEN IT! How many countless times did the GOD of Israel deliver the Israelites from their enemies in the "Old Testament?" Isn't this evidence enough that we should serve and worship ONLY HIM?
"Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
"Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time: who hath told it from that time? Have not I the Lord? And there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
"I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
"Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.'
"In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory." Isaiah 45:20 - 25
THE ABOVE VERSE ALONE ELIMINATES JC OUT OF THE PICTURE ALTOGETHER!
Did you ever stop to think that if GOD is GOD, then why would HE need a "man" to also be called GOD to confuse the issue??? This is a question that needs an answer for those of you who acknowledge a "Trinity" and who look to JC to believe and worship him.
Look around you! This Heaven and Earth and all that is therein was not created by a "man." Man has polluted it and defiled this magnificent Earth and its peoples, but he created nothing - nothing but dangerous intentions bent to destroy for his gain. My GOD YIHOVAH is All-Mighty and has sent HIS Prophets and HIS Angels in the past and will send them again. And again they know their place and take care of their business because they fear GOD just as I do.
"Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings." Psalm 9:11
Obviously, the only path that leads to GOD is but one, and it is paved with HIS Holy Law.
"Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls…" Jeremiah 6:16
THIS "NEW TESTAMENT" IS NOT GOD'S "OLD PATHS" BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION! And the mere fact that it is called "New" when GOD said ask for the "old" paths, should wake a few more "dry bones."
"For since the beginning of the word men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him." Isaiah 64:4
"And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the Lord." Ezekiel 36:11
The All-Mighty GOD, HIMSELF, has provided you with information concerning one of the dominant man-made religions of this world. HE has also provided you with "Thus Saith the Lord." I strongly urge everyone to inquire and study both for credibility and authenticity to be sure that what you are advised is indeed the GOD's Truth. And do know of a surety that if you seek the True and Living GOD that you will find HIM but not in church. And if you seek JC, you will find him, also and only in church. But do know that if you seek the Most High GOD of Hosts, and HE is in your heart, then it is HE that will be with you always - not JC.
"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
"And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again in the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive." Jeremiah 29:13,14
Our GOD will be with us, if we are sincere. GOD does not play games with people's hearts. Therefore, let us all be true to HIM. Again, and again, we do not need JC. He did nothing for us. We need Our GOD that promises us HIS Salvation! Let us seek to follow and call upon HIM.
"Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name;
"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
"And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.
"And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me." Jeremiah 33:2,3,7,8
This is all the more reason why we must return to Our GOD, the Most High GOD of Israel, and cleave to ONLY HIM, love and fear ONLY HIM to do HIS Law. Without a doubt, HE is the GOD that we so desperately need!
"That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them." Deuteronomy 30:20
We can never forget that the Nation of Israel went into captivity because we forsook Our GOD and HIS Law. Therefore, (what you don't learn in church) we must return to this Holy Law in order to find Our GOD and obtain HIS Mercy (Deuteronomy 30th Chapter). Most of us have given JC a chance - a 2,000 year chance, nonetheless, and we are still counting. Now, let's give Our GOD a chance. Let's return to HIS ONLY Path of Righteousness before it is too late.
GLORY YIHOVAH, OUR ONLY LORD AND SAVIOR!
Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel