Have You Been to Hell and Back?
by Clifford Besson

About twenty or more years ago I bought or was given a very interesting booklet about the testimony of the above mentioned man who fell dead into a pool of water at a log processing mill in Oregon on July 1, 1924. It took the other workers about one hour to find his body at the bottom of the pool, with one of those long logging poles. He was pulled out of the water with his head bashed in and with broken ribs and perhaps some other injuries from logs that hit him as he fell with a number of logs down off a chute for logs from a mountain stream.
Anyways, the wife of the manager of the saw mill found out that he had been killed. She rushed to his side and prayed, telling God that they had not shared with the dead man how to get saved. She therefore prayed that God would give the man a chance of life again, so she or her husband could share with him the way of salvation. As she continued to pray earnestly at his side, suddenly his eye lids started to flicker. The man was therefore rushed to the local hospital, scull fragments straightened out and was bandaged up and left in a hospital bed to himself.
In the meantime, the Holy Spirit or an angel of God spoke to him and told him why this accident and his experience in Hell or in Sheol was allowed to happen. It was because of people like you who worked at the mill and in his area who have been lied to or deceived by philosophers of religion, who thought they understood God and His mind better than the writers of the Bible.
I found a web site that has a copy of that book, so that you can read it yourself, if the Devil will permit you:
http://spiritlessons.com/dreams_and_visions/The_Thomas_Welch_Story.htm . If you do not check it out, you yourself are bound by a spirit of pride and of deception.
Consider John Bunyan (the preacher who wrote Pilgrim's Progress)and his Vision of Heaven and Hell, where he saw the Devil chained to a real hot seat, a throne that got hotter every time he cursed God as the human being, who was given a tour by an angel, walked by and saw him during his one thousand years in imprisonment. I believe that thousand year period ended in 1926 though. I found the link to this booklet that I have had for years: http://www.hissheep.org/messages/visions_of_heaven_and_hell.html
As I mentioned in my previous letter, my friend Bob Stonham felt the flames of Hell around him as he was dying. I have also met a few other people who died too but did not go to Hell but went to Heaven or hung around for a moment until doctors got their heart pumping again or something else was done or happened that they lived again. Praise God.
Remember that Jesus is the one who dared to tell a story that according you was not true but just a fabricated story to make a point and that you claimed was used by the Devil to mislead people to think that people would be in a hot place of Hell thirsting for water, when it was not true. This is according to you and your philosopher friends, who may not even be born again or if so, have never been filled with the Spirit of God to speak through the Holy Ghost in tongues they did not know or see fantastic results of healing, through prayers to God in Jesus' name. I have and so have a number of my friends.
You have been a blessing to me in a number of ways. Now here I am trying to be a blessing to you, to help you and your loved ones find the truth about punishment in a place called Hell for those who do not love God more than their loved ones and themselves. A punishment adjusted to fit for whatever life or crimes done by those who end up down there and as a deterrent to others so they would start living for God rather than themselves and the world.
Please don't be so foolish to think you know better than those who like pastor Thomas Welch and others like George Godkin of Alberta, who I talked to on the phone many years ago and who nearly died in a house fire, trying to save one of his children. I found an article of his experience on the Internet as well and here is the link http://www.lovinglight.com/bbain/terrifying/terrifying.htm along with another article relating to G. Godkin, concerning a false doctrine of the Seventh-day Adventist, of which church I attend in Dauphin, Winnipeg. Here is that link: http://www.bibleprobe.com/SDA.htm .
Last Saturday I was disgusted with them because they never mentioned anything of the Crucifixion or of the resurrection of Jesus during the last two Sabbaths. I mentioned to them about this last Saturday.
Yours in Christ Jesus,

On 15/04/2012 12:07 PM, H K wrote:
Hi Clifford,

Sad to see that you can not see through this old, old deception tool of the clergy to hold sway and power of the people. It also makes our Creator to be worse by a million fold (greatly under stated) then all of histories most criminal leaders. They could only torture their victims only up to the point of death. No, the wised mind in the whole universe, indeed, the very Mind responsible and designer/creator of everything is to be that stupid and cruel??? Who is perfectly just and righteous can only think of torturing people in an eternal barbeque pit is just the most heinous, blasphemous doctrine ever conceived to darken the name and character of our God.

Furthermore, He would not be able to hide that from His knowledge and sight for all eternity. You think He could look on that with the character He has??? Do some serious thinking and FORGET about church doctrine and learn the Father's true doctrine(s).

Search the net, for therein I have found excellent studies to show that this is truly as false as it appears to many people and have a number of excellent works that clearly prove that this is FALSE doctrine in the highest order.



-----Original Message----- From: Clifford Besson
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:49 AM
Subject: Well to Hell hoax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I did a search on the Internet as I asked you to do but you did
not. Here is what I found on that supposed well that was drilled so deep
that the sounds of hell could be heard with a microphone.
Hell is part of the unseen world like Heaven and only the gifted or
very sick, like one on DTs (delirium tremors) are allowed to see or hear
that part of Sheol, the Unseen World.
Two of my friends told of people experiencing the flames of Hell
around their bed or body as they were dying and going to Hell. One was
Irene Houle about her adopted devilish mother and the other was Bob
Stonham when he was bad, got sick, was dying and going to Hell. As this
was happening, he cried out to God and repented of his sins. God stopped
the flames and his dying, He got well and now serves God beautifully in
Welland, Ontario.
We must check things like the above mentioned hoax better otherwise
people will not believe us when we mention things that we know are so
from our own experience or from reliable witnesses.

Yours truly,


What about
the Two Witnesses?

There is much misunderstanding as to who or what the two witnesses are about. We pray that we shall be able to shed much light on this subject.

Question: "Who are the two witnesses in the book of Revelation?”

Answer: It seems to me that if we were to attempt to identify the two witnesses in Revelation 11:3-12, Enoch and Elijah would be the two most obvious choices. The two witnesses are eventually killed in Revelation 11:7. Since Enoch and Elijah never died (Genesis 5:23; 2 Kings 2:11), and Hebrews 9:27 indicates that a person can only die once – they would seem to be the only exceptions to Hebrews 9:27. Those who argue for the two witnesses being Moses and Elijah do so as a result of their appearing to Christ in the transfiguration (Matthew 17:3) and because of the types of miracles they perform (Revelation 11:5-6). However, Moses would seem to be eliminated as a possibility by Hebrews 9:27, since He did die (Deuteronomy 34:5). Still other interpreters think the two witnesses are simply two people God chooses to be His witnesses in the Tribulation. In any case, it is impossible to be dogmatic on the identity of the two witnesses. (http://www.gotquestions.org/two-witnesses.html) So says one of 6,620,000 sites on the internet according to a search through Google.com

Truth and Light Bible Commentary,

Endeavouring to Reveal the Best and Most Logical Readings From Amongst the Ancient Versions of the Holy Bible

As indicated in the title, with God’s help, we have endeavoured to find the best renderings in the ancient versions and in some cases, deduce what most likely was the original reading because of slight errors that could have occurred in transcribing. We try to prove these points through the help of the writings of other scholars and of their commentaries or from other ancient writings concerning similar matters.

Book Two of Kings

18:26 *Syrian language] #0762. for 'Aramaic' ('Aramiyth') in the Hebrew. Also found at Ezr 4:7; Isa. 36:11; and Dan 2:4. See Nehemiah 13:24.

Book of Proverbs

4:25 [CTSept. "Let thine eyes look straight forward and thine eyelids wink justly." Sir Launcelot Lee Brenton Sept. (BSept) "Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids assent 'to' just 'things'." Consider this, that the eyelids do not look, as they are blinds for the eyes. On considering further the definition of yashar or jasher in Strong's, quoted below, the Sept. readings are the most logical as they indicate being "upright(-ly)".

*eyelids] 06079. Pepe `aph`aph, af-af' from 5774; an eyelash (as fluttering); figuratively, morning ray:--dawning, eye-lid. See Hebrew 05774 (`uwph)

*look straight] 03474. rvy yashar, yaw-shar' a primitive root; to be straight or even; figuratively, to be (causatively, to make) right, pleasant, prosperous:--direct, fit, seem good (meet), + please (will), be (esteem, go) right (on), bring (look, make, take the) straight (way), be upright(-ly).

5:1 [CTSept "My son, attend to my wisdom, and incline thine ear to my {words, that thou mayst keep a good} understanding." The words in the {...} are apparently missing in the Hebrew and Aramaic texts.

The Book of Isaiah

9:6 CTSept. “Because for us a child is born, and to us a son is given, whose government is on his own shoulder; and his name is called ‘The Messenger of Great Counsel’. For I will bring peace on the rulers and health for him.” Bsept. has the same but with a footnote: “. . . counsel (footnote: ‘Alex.’ + Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty One, Potentate, Prince of Peace, Father of the age to come. Compare Heb. 2.2.”).” Lamsa’s translation has

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder: and his name is called Wonderful Counsellor, The Mighty One, The Everlasting [One of] God, The Prince of Peace.

The Hebrew of the Masoretic text could also be translated something like this: “For a child is born to us; a son is given to us; and the government is on his shoulder; and his name is called Wonderful Counsellor of God, Mighty One of an everlasting Father, a Ruler of Peace.” (Victory Version). In other words, this verse is no proof that Jesus is a Father at all, the Father God, or God the Father.

The principle for translating the above, as just done in the Victory Version is that of following the Hebrew rules of grammar for the Genitive Case: word combinations that are in a construct relation, which corresponds to our English expression “of”. The first of two Hebrew nouns that are placed next to each other, that is, to the right, is said to be a substantive in a construct state,

while the second one is in an absolute state.

The governing substantive always stands first, never takes the article, and must be followed immediately by the substantive in the absolute state. They form a compound word . . . .

The word in the construct state cannot be indefinite while the word in the absolute state is definite. Either both states are definite or they are both indefinite.1

Note also the minor differences between the Hebrew words for Wonderful (אלפ) and Messenger (ךאלמ). Also note that the words for Wonderful Counsellor of God follow each other like this: לאץעויאלפ, in other words, what may have been Messenger of Great Counsel could have very easily been mistaken for Wonderful Counsellor. All it would take would be a poor writing of the מ that would have made it look like a פ. In turn the וי could have been mistaken for the ך.

The vowel markings that are presently in the Hebrew texts that might try to make out something different from what we are suggesting were just recently added since the New Testament times. They therefore cannot be used to force the verse to say that the child is the everlasting Father or some other wording that is not consistent with other teachings in the Bible. They indicate that Jesus is a separate individual from his Father but who is in a unity with the Father as we disciples are supposed to be in unity one with another and with Christ Jesus.

The Book of Daniel

12:7 [CTSept.> And I heard the man clothed with {the fine robes} who was over the water of the river. He lifted up his right and his left hand to heaven and swore by Him Who liveth forever and ever that it will be until a time of times and the half of a time. When {an end is put to the dispersion, they will know all these things.} [Lamsa> And I heard the man clothed in costly array who stood above the waters of the river. He held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by him who lives for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half a time; and when holy people are delivered, all these things shall be fulfilled. *time ... half] 3 1/2 years or 1260 days but each day may represent a year.

Gospel of John

5:2 *Hebrew tongue] In Greek 'Hebraisti'. Lamsa simply has 'Hebrew'.

Acts of the Apostles

11:19 *Jews only] This indicates that the Gospel was being first preached to Jews wherever they were.

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1 Kyle M. Yates, The Essentials of Biblical Hebrew, rev. ed. John Joseph Owens (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1954), p. 29.

Proof found in the Aramaic New Testament
that the Crucifixion Now Remembered was
Too Soon
by Clifford Besson
    Note that all Christendom regard that the Crucifixion of their Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah was on the first day of Passover but a clue is found in St. John 19:31 which suggests otherwise. It says,
   John 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high [#3173 in Strong’s Greek Dictionary] day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. (KJV)
    Joh 19:31 The Jews, therefore, that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, since it was the preparation, (for that sabbath day was a great one,) asked of Pilate that their legs may be broken, and they taken away. (Young’s Literal Translation (YLT))
    Joh 19:31 Therefore the Jews, because it was the Preparation Day, so that the bodies wouldn't remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special one), asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. (World English Bible)
   Joh 19:31 And because it was the eve of preparation, the Jews said: These bodies should not stay on their crosses, because the Sabbath was dawning, and the day of that Sabbath was a special [#2908 in The Way International Aramaic Dictionary] day. And they asked from Pilate that they might break the legs of those crucified, and take them down. (Joseph Pashka’s The Aramaic Gospels and Acts: Text and Translation)
   Joh 19:31 Now the Judeans, because it was the day of preparation, said, “These bodies should not remain on their crosses, because the SABBATH is dawning, for the day of that SABBATH was a high [#2908 in The Way International Aramaic Dictionary] day. And they begged Pilate that they might break the legs of those [who were] crucified and take them down. (Janet M. Magiera’s Aramaic Peshitta New Testament Translation)
    Dr. James Murdock’s translation from the Aramaic Peshito has great day.

    Here are some commentary comments on this high day [or great, special day or one]:

Adam Clark’s Commentary (ACC)
For that Sabbath day was a high day] 1. Because it was the Sabbath. 2. Because it was the day on which all the people presented themselves in the temple according to the command, Ex 23:17. 3. Because that was the day on which the sheaf of the first fruits was offered, according to the command, Le 23:10,11. So that upon this day there happened to be three solemnities in one.-Lightfoot. It might be properly called a high day, because the passover fell on that Sabbath.

Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible
Was an high day. It was, 1st. The Sabbath. 2nd. It was the day on which the paschal feast properly commenced. It was called a high day because that year the feast of the Passover commenced on the Sabbath. Greek, "Great day."

Jamieson, Fausset and Brown (JFB)
on the sabbath day, for that sabbath day was an high day--or "great" day--the first day of unleavened bread, and, as concurring with an ordinary sabbath, the most solemn season of the ecclesiastical year. Hence their peculiar jealousy lest the law should be infringed.

John Wesley’s Notes on the Old and New Testaments (JWN)
For that Sabbath was a great day-Being not only a Sabbath, but the second day of the feast of unleavened bread (from whence they reckoned the weeks to pentecost:) and also the day for presenting and offering the sheaf of new corn: so that it was a treble solemnity. (Above quotes are from the Power Bible CDRom)

   Now take note as to what St. John 7:37 says:  
       John 7:37 In the last day, that great [#3173 in Strong’s Greek Dictionary] day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. [great is sometimes translated as high, exceedingly, large, loud, mighty, and strong in the AV](AV)
      Joh 7:37 And on the high [#2908 in The Way International Aramaic Dictionary] day, which is the last [day] of the feast, Jesus was standing and he cried out and said, “If anyone is thirsty, he should come to me and drink. (Janet M. Magiera)
     Joh 7:37 And on the last and greatest [#2908 in The Way International Aramaic Dictionary] day of the festival, Jesus stood there and shouted: If any man thrists, let him come to me and drink. (Joseph Pashka)
      Joh 7:37 And on the great day, which was the last of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, and said: If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink. (Dr. James Murdock)
       John 7:37 Now on the greatest day, which is the last day of the feast, . . . (Lamsa)

    Now notice that the above sentences are not from commentary guesses but from the very words of the Holy Bible through a variety of authoritative translators of the same Holy Scriptures. They basically say the same thing that that special day of the feast was either a great, greatest or high day of that festival and most likely of all the Biblical festivals. So what we are trying to point out then is that the crucifixion must have been done on the sixth day of the festival for the last day was on the Sabbath, the day after the preparation day when Jesus was crucified. Now note what Mark 14:1-2 says:

    Mr 14:1 ¶ And the passover and the unleavened food were after two days, and the chief priests and the scribes [like the news media] were seeking how, by guile, having taken hold of him, they might kill him; 2 and they said, `Not in the feast, lest there shall be a tumult of the people.' (YLT)

    In other words, after Jesus was arrested and put in prison a number of days, possibly in an underground prison cell and the feast of unleavened bread was almost over, the Judean leaders took their chances. They had by now, audiences with both Herod and Pilot and they now felt that they could safely go ahead with their original plans to kill Jesus. So they crucified him on the sixth day of the unleavened bread festival, just before the high and last day.

   A further confirmation of this interpretation can be found in The Lost Gospel According to Peter.

Paragraph 13 And they went and found the tomb opened, and coming near they looked in there; and they see there a certain young man [a previous soul from Earth but now as an angel from Heaven] sitting in the midst of the tomb, beautiful and clothed in a robe exceeding bright; who said to them, Wherefore are ye come? Whom seek ye? Him that was crucified? He is risen and gone. . . . Then the women feared and fled. 14 Now it was the last day of the unleavened bread, and many were going forth, returning to their homes, as the feast was ended. But we, the twelve [?] disciples of the Lord, wept and were grieved: and each one, being grieved for that which was come to pass, departed to his home. But I Simon Peter and Andrew my brother took our nets and went to the sea; and there was with us Levi the son of Alphaeus, whom the Lord . . . (Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden (Nashville, Tennessee: World Bible Publishers, Inc., 1927) pp. 285-6).

The Meaning of Numbers in Relationship to the Crucifixion and the Resurrection

   With regards to the number six, consider that the Sixth Commandment relates to the worst sin,— murder. (E. W. Bullinger, D. D. In his Number in Scripture (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publicagtions, 1973), p. 150.) With regards to the number 22 regarding the 22nd day of the month when Jesus rose from the dead has the meaning of light (Evangelist Ed. F. Vallowe) and making manifest (Don Kistler & consider that the Hebrew alphabet consists of 22 letters [E. W. Bullinger])

   Now on making more clearly that the twenty-second day of the Hebrew month of Abib or Nisan is very significant with the meaning of light or making manifest, consider this study on light in relationship to the Jewish people and the Messiah:

    Isa 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. Isa 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

   See "The Report of Pilate the Governor" from the above mentioned Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden which is cited below:

"Now when he was crucified, there was darkness over all the world, and the sun was obscured for half a day, and the stars appeared, but no lustre was seen in them; and the moon lost its brightness, as though tinged with blood; and the world of the departed was swallowed up;
"And the terror of the earthquake continued from the sixth hour of the preparation until the ninth hour; and when it was evening on the first day of the week, there came a sound from heaven, and the heaven became seven times more luminous than on all other days. And at the third hour of the night the sun appeared more luminous than it had ever shone, lighting up the whole hemisphere. And as lightning-flashes suddenly come forth in a storm, so there were seen men, lofty in stature, and surpassing in glory, a countless host, crying out, and their voice was heard as that of exceedingly loud thunder, Jesus that was crucified is risen again: come up from Hades ye that were enslaved in the subterraneous recesses of Hades. And the chasm in the earth was as if it had no bottom; but it was so that the very foundations of the earth appeared, with those that shouted in heaven, and walked in the body among the dead that were raised. And He that raised up all the dead and bound Hades said, Say to my disciples He goeth before you into Galilee, there shall ye see Him.

"And all that night the light ceased not shining. And many of the Jews died in the chasm of the earth, being swallowed up, so that on the morrow most of those who had been against Jesus were not to be found. Others saw the apparition of men rising again whom none of us had ever seen. One synagogue of the Jews was alone left in Jerusalem itself, for they all disappeared in that ruin.

"Therefore being astounded by that terror, and being possessed with the most dreadful trembling, I have written what I saw at that time and sent it to thine excellency; and I have inserted what was done against Jesus by the Jews, and sent it to thy divinity, my lord." pages 274-5.

Then from "The Report of Pontius Pilate," also from Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden pp. 276-277

"Now when he was crucified darkness came over all the world; the sun was altogether hidden, and the sky appeared dark while it was yet day, so that the stars were seen, though still they had their lustre obscured, wherefore, I suppose your excellency is not unaware that in all the world they lighted their lamps from the sixth hour until evening. And the moon, which was like blood, did not shine all night long, although it was at the full, and the stars and Orion made lamentation over the (p. 277) Jews, because of the transgression committed by them.

And on the first day of the week, about the third hour of the night, the sun appeared as it never shone before, and the whole heaven became bright. And as lightnings come in a storm, so certain men of lofty stature, in beautiful array, and of indescribable glory, appeared in the air, and a countless host of angels, crying out and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men: Come up from Hades, ye who are in bondage in the depths of Hades. And at their voice all the mountains and hills were moved, and the rocks were rent, and great chasms were made in the earth, so that the very places of the abyss were visible.

And amid the terror dead men were seen rising again, so that the Jews who saw it said, We beheld Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob, and the twelve patriarchs, who died some two thousand five hundred years before, and we beheld Noah clearly in the body. And all the multitude walked about and sang hymns to God with a loud voice, saying, The Lord our God, who hath risen from the dead, hath made alive all the dead, and Hades he hath spoiled and slain.

Therefore, my lord king, all that night the light ceased not. But many of the Jews died, and were sunk and swallowed up in the chasms that night, so that not even their bodies were to be seen. Now I mean, that those of the Jews suffered who spake against Jesus. And but one synagogue remained in Jerusalem, for all the synagogues which had been against Jesus were overwhelmed.

Through that terror, therefore, being amazed and being seized with great trembling, in that very hour, I ordered what had been done by them all to be written, and I have sent it to thy mightiness."

Then from "The Lost Gospel According to Peter" from the same Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden, p.282

". And Herod said, Brother Pilate, even if no one has asked for him, we purposed to bury him, especially as the sabbath draweth on: for it is written in the law, that the sun set not upon one that hath been put to death.

3 And he delivered him to the people on the day before the unleavened bread, their feast. And they took the Lord and pushed him as they ran, and said, Let us drag away the Son of God, having obtained power over him.

5 And it was noon, and darkness came over all Judæa: and they were troubled and distressed, lest the sun had set, whilst he was yet alive: [for] it is written for them, that the sun set not on him that hath been put to death. And one of them said, Give him to drink gall with vinegar. And they

   Then see p. 284

mixed and gave him to drink, and fulfilled all things, and accomplished their sins against their own head. And many went about with lamps, supposing that it was night, and fell down. And the Lord cried out, saying, My power, my power, thou hast forsaken me. And when he had said it he was taken up. And in that hour the vail of the temple of Jerusalem was rent in twain.

6 And then they drew out the nails from the hands of the Lord, and laid him upon the earth, and the whole earth quaked, and great fear arose. Then the sun shone, and it was found the ninth hour: and the Jews rejoiced, and gave his body to Joseph that he might bury it, since he had seen what good things he had done. And he took the Lord, and him, and rolled him in a linen cloth, and brought him to his own tomb, which was called the Garden of Joseph.

9 And in the night in which the Lord's day was drawing on, as the soldiers kept guard two by two in a watch, there was a great voice in the heaven; and they saw the heavens opened, and two men descend from thence with great light and approach the tomb. And that stone which was put at the door rolled of itself and made way in part; and the tomb was opened, and both the young men entered in.10 When therefore those

   Then see p. 285

soldiers saw it, they awakened the centurion and the elders; for they too were hard by keeping guard. And as they declared what things they had seen, again they see three men come forth from the tomb, and two of them supporting one, and a cross following them: and of the two the head reached unto the heaven, but the head of him who was lead by them overpassed the heavens. And they heard a voice from the heavens, saying, Thou hast preached to them that sleep. And a response was heard from the cross, Yea.

11 They therefore considered one with another whether to go away and shew these things to Pilate. And while they yet thought thereon, the heavens again are seen to open, and a certain man to descend and enter into the sepulchre. When the centurion and they that were with him saw these things, they hastened in the night to Pilate, leaving the tomb which they were watching, and declared all things which they had seen, being greatly distressed and saying, Truly he was the Son of God. Pilate answered and said, I am pure from the blood of the Son of God: but it was ye who determined this. Then they all drew near and besought him and entreated him to command the centurion and the soldiers to say nothing of the things which they had seen: For it is better, say they, for us to be guilty of the greatest sin before God, and not to fall into the hands of the people of the Jews and to be stoned. Pilate therefore commanded the centurion and the soldiers to say nothing.

12 And at dawn upon the Lord's day Mary Magdalene, a disciple of the Lord, fearing because of the Jews, since they were burning with wrath, had not done at the Lord's sepulchre the things which women are wont to do for those that die and for those that are beloved by them—she took her friends with her and came to the sepulchre where he was laid. And they feared lest the Jews should see them, and they said, Although on that day on which he was crucified we could not weep and lament, yet now let us do these things at his sepulchre. But who shall roll away for us the stone that was laid at the door of the sepulchre, that we may enter in and sit by him and do the things that are due? For the stone was great, and we fear lest some one see us. And if we cannot, yet if we but set at the door the things which we bring as a memorial of him, we will weep and lament, until we come unto our home.

13 And they went and found the tomb opened, and coming near they looked in there; and they see there a certain young man sitting in the midst of the tomb, beautiful and clothed in a robe exceeding bright; who said to them, Wherefore are ye come? Whom seek ye? Him that was crucified? He is risen and gone. But if ye believe not, look in and see the place

   Then see p. 286

where he lay, that he is not [here]; for he is risen and gone thither, whence he was sent. Then the women feared and fled.

14 Now it was the last day of the unleavened bread, and many were going forth, returning to their homes, as the feast was ended. But we, the twelve disciples of the Lord, wept and were grieved: and each one, being grieved for that which was come to pass, departed to his home. But I Simon Peter and Andrew my brother took our nets and went to the sea; and there was with us Levi the son of Alphæus, whom the Lord . . .
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A Bible Version Check-List
adapted from The Bible Version Check-list of Al Hughes
by Clifford Besson

Mr. Al Hughes mentioned that there are over 150 various versions of the English translations of the Bible. He believes the numerous versions are because of the love of money. Some people figure they can make more money making so-called improvements of the Bible over what is already available.
One of the main problems for the confusion over what translations are more correct than another is due to the interference of Satan in the Roman Catholic Church to have it promote their versions of inferior Greek and Latin manuscripts. These were ones which were more supportive of their religious beliefs.
In 1881 their stooges, B. F. Westcott and F. J. A. Hort. published their New Testament in the Original Greek text from some editions of texts of the New Testament that differed quite differently from the Received Greek Text, from which the Authorized Version (King James Version) was based on. The press in those days and even today, promote the translations which are based mostly on that same different and inferior type of texts, which is promoted largely by the United Bible Society.
Note too that Westcott and Hort said their N. T. Was In the Original Greek. This is another aspect of the problem about so many translations. Obviously, the New Testament would not have been originally written in a foreign language to the disciples of Jesus, that of Greek rather than their mother tongue of Aramaic or of Hebrew. Almost every Aramaic manuscript is almost exactly the same as each other, whereas the translated Greek manuscripts differ quite widely and differently from each other in a number of key passages. This thus shows the difference of opinion of the different translators into Greek from the Aramaic or Hebrew New Testament manuscripts and errors that can easily happen through copying over hundreds of years.
The following table of comparisons of a number of key texts of the New Testament should help reveal the best translations and versions that uphold the real Gospel of the Saints of old and the holiness and demands of God.
Note in the table below what happens to the words underlined in the A. V. Note too that the A. V. Is more similar to the translations from the Aramaic than most of the modern English translations.

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The Corruption of 2 Timothy 3:16


    Most Christians now-a-days, think the new translations are a great improvement from the classic King James or Authorized version of the Bible but do not realize that even the so-called experts on translations of the Scriptures are not all experts and do not even realize that the original New Testament manuscripts were not in Greek but in the very language of the writers, which was Hebrew for the Gospel of Matthew and for the Letter to the Hebrew people by the Apostle Paul and in Aramaic for the rest of the New Testament writings. See our other articles on this at our website of http://tlm79.org.

    Where do we ever read in the New Testament that the apostles studied Greek in order to write their letters to fellow Judeans who spoke Aramaic or Hebrew throughout the Mediterranean area? That is nonsense. Once the Judeans or the Hebrews in the new Christian assemblies throughout that same area got their letters in their mother tongues, they could then translate them into the languages of their Gentile neighbours. This is exactly what we believe happened. Common sense tells us this. Does it not?

    This essay is also to encourage you to question all the doctrines in your respective churches that may be questionable or do not appear to be completely supported by the Holy Bible.

    We are therefore showing in this study or essay, a sample of ways in which we have been deceived, with a sample regarding a very well known verse of 2 Timothy 3:16.


    Note that from following the two sets of Scripture, the word for any writing by hand in Bible times was in Greek called scripture. In other words that are scriptures or writings which are not inspired. The writer Paul knew this obviously and that is why he specified what kind of writing he was specifying. The Greek words for writings and their adjectives in these passages are in the nominative or subject case. That is, the following word after scripture in Greek is simply an adjective describing the subject, saying that “Every scripture [meaning obviusly, only writings or scriptures which are]God inspired.

2Ti 3:16 EveryG3956 scriptureG1124 is God inspired,G2315 andG2532 beneficialG5624 forG4314 teaching,G1319 forG4314 reproof,G1650 forG4314 correction,G1882 forG4314 instruction--G3809 the oneG3588 inG1722 righteousness;G1343 (Apostolic Bible Polyglot with Strong's Numbers)

2 Timothy 3:16 πασαG3956 γραφηG1124 θεοπνευστοςG2315 καιG2532 ωφελιμοςG5624 προςG4314 διδασκαλιανG1319 προςG4314 ελεγχονG1650 προςG4314 επανορθωσινG1882 προςG4314 παιδειανG3809 τηνG3588 ενG1722 δικαιοσυνηG1343 (Apostolic Bible Polyglot Greek with Strong's Numbers)

    The following versions from the Aramaic show this obvious true meaning:

2Ti 3:16 FOR all scripture which from the Spirit is written, is profitable for doctrine, and for rebuke, and for correction, and for instruction [Or, discipline.] which is in righteousness:(Etheridge)

16 All scripture, written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness: (Lamsa)

2Ti 3:16 All scripture that was written by the Spirit, is profitable for instruction, and for confutation, and for correction, and for erudition in righteousness; (Murdock)

2Ti 3:16 Every writing which is written by The Spirit* is profitable for teaching, for correction, for direction and for a course in righteousness, (Original Aramaic NT in Plain English)

   There are a few versions from the Greek which also show this same meaning:

2Ti 3:16 Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. (American Standard Version)

2Ti 3:16 Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness: (1965 Bible in Basic English)

2Ti 3:16 All scripture, given by divine inspiration, is indeed profitable for doctrine, for conviction, for reformation, for instruction in righteousness, (Charles Thomson NT)

2Ti 3:16 All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice: (1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

2Ti 3:16 Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness: (Revised Version)

2Ti 3:16 For all scripture given by inspiration of God, is profitable to teach, to improve, to amend, and to instruct in righteousness (Modern Spelling Tyndale/ Coverdale Bible).

2Ti 3:16 For all scripture given by inspiration of God, is profitable to teach, to improve, to inform, and to instruct in righteousness, (William Tyndale New Testament)

    Versions from the Coptic are as such:

2Ti 3:16 All scriptures of inspiration of God are profitable unto [a] doctrine, unto [a] reproof, unto [a] correction, unto [an] instruction which is in [the] righteousness: (Coptic NT, Northern Dialect in English)

2Ti 3:16 For every scripture [part missing] God [ part missing] unto the teaching [ part missing] unto the doctrine, unto the righteousness: (Coptic NT, Southern Dialect inEnglish)

Tricks Being Played in Translations

    Note that almost every other version from the Greek is distorted and untrue except where they capitalize the word Scripture but in the Greek there was no differentiation of that. This capitalization should be noted as a footnote in order to be honest to the readers. Another added word which distorts the meaning of the Greek version is this word: is :

2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, (Jubilee Bible [probably from the Greek])

Note that in the above, the word is, is in italics. In the Authorized Version this practice was to show not emphasis but to indicate that this word was added by the translators and has no backing in the manuscripts from which they have translated.

    The above therefore shows that the best translations are from the Aramaic and almost every one from the Greek is distorted and not true. There are many other distortions of the truth in Bible versions today so please check out for the truth on doctrine from our website of http://truthandlightministries.org or http://tlm79.org. We may make mistakes at times from misunderstanding God's leading, so if you find something that may be wrong. Please let us know.


These Last Days

What Happens to People When They Die?

                This essay is adapted from a Seventh-day Adventist Bible Study Lesson 9: Edited by Cliff Besson, whose comments are in script writing or below the quoted scriptures. (Cliff has used the World English Bible rather than the Authorized Version which is not as accurate as the newer version. For some New Testament passages, he has used versions from translations from the Aramaic, which is the very language that Jesus and his disciples spoke and wrote their Gospels and epistles, except for the Gospel of Mathew and the Letter to the Hebrews which would have been originally in Hebrew. This would have been necessary to get the Rabbis, priests, lawyers, and scribes to find those writings acceptable for them to read.)


1.      When a man dies, where does he go?

Job 21:32 A man’s body often goes into a grave. See below Psa. 49:14; Ez. 32:21-32; Lk. 16:22. The Hebrew here for grave is qeber’ and is translated graves in Young's Literal Translation and it is mentioned as such in Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge for this verse. Consider the earlier part of this chapter of Job though:


“Job 21:9 Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, and grow mighty in power? 13 They spend their days in prosperity. In an instant they go down to Sheol (grave in the AV but as in the Hebrew it is really Sheol, the place of the Unseen after their deaths or “place of departed spirits”(American Tract Society Dictionary) and “It means really the unseen world, the state or abode of the dead, and is the equivalent of the Greek Haides, by which word it is translated in Septuagint.”(International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)26 They [good and bad] lie down alike in the dust. The worm covers them. 30 that the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity, That they are led forth to the day of wrath? 31 Who shall declare his way to his face? Who shall repay him what he has done? 32 Yet he will be borne to the grave. Men shall keep watch over the tomb. (World English Bible = WEB)


    Regarding this same verse 32: from Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary grave--literally, “graves”; that is, the place where the graves are. Remain in--rather, watch on the tomb, or sepulchral mound. Even after death he seems still to live and watch (that is, have his “remembrance” preserved) by means of the monument over the grave. In opposition to Bildad (Job 18:17).


    Ps 49:14 They are appointed as a flock for Sheol. Death shall be their shepherd. The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning. Their beauty shall decay in Sheol, far from their mansion. (WEB)


   Ezekiel 32:1 It happened in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first [day] of the month, that the word of [Jeh-wah][1] came to me, saying, 2 Son of man, take up a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt, and tell him, You were likened to a young lion of the nations: yet are you as a monster in the seas; and you did break forth with your rivers, and troubled the waters with your feet, and fouled their rivers. 3 Thus says the Lord [Jeh-wah]: I will spread out my net on you with a company of many peoples; and they shall bring you up in my net. 4 I will leave you on the land, I will cast you forth on the open field, and will cause all the birds of the sky to settle on you, and I will satisfy the animals of the whole earth with you. 5 I will lay your flesh on the mountains, and fill the valleys with your height. 6 I will also water with your blood the land in which you swim, even to the mountains; and the watercourses shall be full of you. 7 When I shall extinguish you, I will cover the heavens, and make the stars of it dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give its light. 8 All the bright lights of the sky will I make dark over you, and set darkness on your land, says the Lord [Jeh-wah]. 9 I will also vex the hearts of many peoples, when I shall bring your destruction among the nations, into the countries which you have not known. 10 Yes, I will make many peoples amazed at you, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for you, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of your fall. 11 For thus says the Lord [Jeh-wah]: The sword of the king of Babylon shall come on you. 12 By the swords of the mighty will I cause your multitude to fall; the terrible of the nations are they all: and they shall bring to nothing the pride of Egypt, and all the multitude of it shall be destroyed. 13 I will destroy also all the animals of it from beside many waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of animals trouble them. 14 Then will I make their waters clear, and cause their rivers to run like oil, says the Lord [Jeh-wah]. 15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate and waste, a land destitute of that of which it was full, when I shall strike all those who dwell therein, then shall they know that I am [Jeh-wah]. 16 This is the lamentation with which they shall lament; the daughters of the nations shall lament therewith; over Egypt, and over all her multitude, shall they lament therewith, says the Lord [Jeh-wah]. 17 It happened also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth [day] of the month, that the word of [Jeh-wah] came to me, saying, 18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, to the lower parts of the earth, with those who go down into the pit. 19 Whom do you pass in beauty? Go down, and be laid with the uncircumcised. 20 They shall fall in the midst of those who are slain by the sword: she is delivered to the sword; draw her away and all her multitudes. 21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of Sheol with those who help him: they are gone down, they lie still, even the uncircumcised, slain by the sword. 22 Asshur is there and all her company; her graves are round about her; all of them slain, fallen by the sword; 23 whose graves are set in the uttermost parts of the pit, and her company is round about her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who caused terror in the land of the living. 24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who are gone down uncircumcised into the lower parts of the earth, who caused their terror in the land of the living, and have borne their shame with those who go down to the pit. 25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude; her graves are round about her; all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for their terror was caused in the land of the living, and they have borne their shame with those who go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of those who are slain. 26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all their multitude; their graves are round about them; all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword; for they caused their terror in the land of the living. 27 They shall not lie with the mighty who are fallen of the uncircumcised, who are gone down to Sheol with their weapons of war, and have laid their swords under their heads, and their iniquities are on their bones; for [they were] the terror of the mighty in the land of the living. 28 But you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised and shall lie with those who are slain by the sword. 29 There is Edom, her kings and all her princes, who in their might are laid with those who are slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with those who go down to the pit. 30 There are the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Sidonians, who are gone down with the slain; in the terror which they caused by their might they are put to shame; and they lie uncircumcised with those who are slain by the sword, and bear their shame with those who go down to the pit. 31 Pharaoh shall see them, and shall be comforted over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army, slain by the sword, says the Lord [Jeh-wah]. 32 For I have put his terror in the land of the living; and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised, with those who are slain by the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the Lord [Jeh-wah]. (WEB)

    Lu 16:22 It happened that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. (WEB)


1.                The wicked are reserved there until they will be brought forth to what?

Job 21:30 a day of wraths The wicked are reserved there until they will be brought forth to what?

Job 14:12 so man lies down and doesn’t rise. Until the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, nor be roused out of their sleep. (WEB)


3.   Job said he would wait in the grave until what came?

Job 14:13, 14 (13) "Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would keep me secret, until your wrath is past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me! (14) If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare would I wait, until my release should come. (WEB) Note that it is not waiting in the grave or a grave but in Sheol, the unseen world.


1Co 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. (WEB)

 But see 1Co 15:50 Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood can’t inherit the Kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption. (WEB)

4. At what event will they that are Christ's be made alive?

1 Corinthians 15:22, 23 (22) For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. (23) But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ's, at his coming. (WEB) But General William Booth of the Salvation Army was shown in two or more visions that as Christians or Believers die and go to heaven, a moment after they die, that they end up in heaven awaiting the coming of Jesus with his cloud of witnesses.


2Co 5:8 We are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord. (WEB) Heb 12:1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, (WEB)


5. Has David already gone to heaven?

Acts 2:34 For David didn't ascend into the heavens, but he says himself, 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit by my right hand, (WEB)


(Psalm 110:1 <<A Psalm by David.>> [Jeh-wah] says to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool for your feet." (WEB) Note that King David wrote the Psalm while he was still living down on Earth and at that time, he had not had the privilege of going into the Heavens. The Bible reveals though that he must be in Heaven now, just as much as the holy patriarchs of old, for God is not a respecter of persons ( Deut. 10:17; 2 Chron. 19:7; Job 34:19; Acts 10:34; Rom. 2:11; Gal. 2:6; Eph. 6:9; Col. 3:25; 1Pet. 1:17). Do not the Holy Scriptures teach and reveal that holy people are in Heaven right now and that they are lively (speaking and doing things for others and for God) and not sleeping as some men philosophize: Moses and Elijah (Mt. 17:3, 4), like Abraham and Lazarus (Lk. 16:23-25), an unnamed fellow servant who was a brother in the Lord to the Apostle John (Rev. 19:10), another one who was a messenger who revealed some things to John (Rev. 22:8,9), a innumerable number of souls or people wishing that God would avenge the wrongs done to them (Rev. 6:9-11; 12:10-12), people of the nations, sitting down in Heaven (Rev. 20:4), and beheaded souls or people living and reigning (having a good time with the Messiah) for a thousand years in Heaven (Rev. 20:4). Did not Jesus say that his God was the God of the living (zao in Greek which has also been translated as lively [Acts 7:38) and quick (Acts 10:42) but not certainly meaning sleepers or the unconscious as some philosophers teach-- see Mt. 22:32; Mk. 12:27; Lk. 20:38.


6. Where is David now?

Ac 2:29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. {let me: or, I may}

 As shown above though, from the Holy Scriptures, David, as a holy person, one after God's own heart, must be in Heaven, reigning with the other saints with the Messiah. The topic at hand here was not the state of people in general who get sick and die but of the Messiah being the one who rose from the dead and is alive at that time, in contrast to the Psalmist King David who obviously died years ago and accordingly is still dead to them according to the evidence of his sepulchral and the Scriptures. 1Ki 2:10 So David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David. But a cross reference to this verse is Deut. 31:16 which is about God telling Moses that he is going to sleep with his fathers. A note to that verse says that the

Hebrew for sleep here means lie down. Matthew Poole's Commentary adds this:


Deut. 31:16. The death of men, both good and bad, is oft called a sleep, because they shall certainly awake out of it by resurrection. See Ps 76:5; Da 12:2; 1Th 4:13, &c.; 2Pe 3:4. This people will go a whoring: God certainly foresees all things to come, yea, even those which depend upon the wills of men, or contingencies of the things, as this unquestionably did.


The greatly misunderstood doctrine here is the timing of the resurrection of the dead. Since the Bible teaches that the wicked go to hell after they die and that the souls and spirit (invisible) bodies of the real saints, being absent from their Earthly bodies are present with their Lord (2 Cor. 5:8 and Philip. 1:23) then each one’s resurrection is a moment after each one dies. 1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.


1Co 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at [our] last trump: for [our] trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

It is common in New Testament Greek for the definite article before a noun or adjective to be translated as a personal pronoun, such as my arm or my face or their food. Check and see that this is so. Therefore, the above translation of our instead of the regular the is very plausible. Besides this, everyone who dies or lies down for the last time will have heard his or her last trumpet, whenever that may have been.

1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we tell you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left to the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, 17 then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words. (WEB)


Note that in verse 14 above, the ones who laid down, slept in Christ or died, will be in Heaven at the time when God will send His son to the Heavens above the Earth at his special coming. In verse 15, it says that those who die before those who are still on Earth when Jesus comes again will get to Heaven before the others (every man in his own order 1Cor. 15:23). Verse 16, would have been better and more logically translated will have risen first rather than will rise first because the saints go almost instantly in their “own order” to the Lord in Heaven upon each one’s own death as explained above. In verse 17, we see that Christ Jesus will not be coming down to the Earth at all to start a kingdom but his kingdom of saints on Earth will be caught up by angels of God (Mat. 24:31; Mk. 13:27).


7. What has become of him?

Acts 13:36 For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw decay. (WEB).


This is of course talking about his Earthly body but his spirit body or invisible body and his soul (real being that continues to live after the Earthly body dies (1 Cor. 15:35-50)) goes to live with God and the angels in Heaven or in the holy part of Sheol.


8. How will God awaken the dead?

1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God's trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, Mt 24:31 He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. (WEB).


The above verse is suggested in this study, but this verse does not say anything about awakening anyone up with either a shout of a certain archangel or with a trumpet of God. It just says that Jesus would be descending from Heaven with the above noise or sounds. According to a number of people who died while being awake they immediately started to go to Heaven, saw loved ones close by or at their bedside, went to Paradise or Heaven, or went flying off into space, pass the moon and the planets while they zoomed off towards Heaven (Pastor Henry Gruver, who was killed during a vehicle accident). This last person was dead at the side of the road with a bolt hole at the top of his head where blood was pouring out as a patrol officer tried to revive him. After about twenty minutes through the prayers of his wife and daughter, he suddenly revived and got up to tell of his amazing trip. All these people, one was being operated on in a hospital in Toronto when he died and started to immediately rise slowly out of his Earthly body into a cloudy room with a number of his friends in the spirit world, looking on very sadly at the operation that was going on. A moment later, the doctors or nurses got his heart going again and his soul and spirit body went back into his Earthly body. I met this man in Toronto while working for the Salvation Army and he told me of this experience. Several others could tell of seeing the doctors and nurses operating or attending to their bodies while their souls and spirit bodies hovered around near the ceilings of their operating rooms. Suddenly, they too were back in their regular bodies. One of my friends, who backslid terribly from being a fine Christian, was dying on his bed when he felt the flames of Hell all around his bed. He started to cry out to God and repented strongly. The flames stopped and he regained his health.


Besides above, there are several Scriptures that teach that the dead are being resurrected all the time. Consider these Scriptures: Joh 5:21 (WEB) For as the Father raises {is rousing}[1] the dead and gives them life {vivifying}, even so the Son also gives life {is vivifying}to whom he desires. 1Co 15:15 (WEB) Yes, we are found false witnesses of {the}God, because we testified about {the}God that he raised up {the}Christ, whom he didn't raise up, if it is so that the dead are not raised {being roused}. 1Co 15:23 (YLT) and each in his proper order, a first-fruit Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ's, in his presence, 2Co 1:9 (YLT) but we ourselves in ourselves the sentence of the death have had, that we may not be trusting on ourselves, but on {the}God, who is raising the dead, 1Th 3:13 (YLT) to the establishing your hearts blameless in sanctification {holiness}before our God and Father, in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. Mt 22:23 (YLT) In that day there came near to him Sadducees, who are saying there is not a rising again, and they questioned him, saying, 24 `Teacher, Moses said, If any one may die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife, and shall raise up seed to his brother. 25 `And there were with us seven brothers, and the first having married did die, and not having seed, he left his wife to his brother; 26 in like manner also the second, and the third, unto the seventh, 27 and last of all died also the woman; 28 therefore in the rising again, of which of the seven shall she be wife--for all had her?' 29 And Jesus answering said to them, `Ye go astray, not knowing the Writings, nor the power of God; 30 for in the rising again [note: not in the later rising again] they do not marry, nor are they given in marriage, but are as messengers of God in heaven. [Did not Jesus make or let them think at that very time that the rising again and the living like angels was happening right at that time?] 31 `And concerning the rising again of the dead, did ye not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying, 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not a God of dead men, but of living.' [Not sleeping or unconscious men but of living men. This was shown in Jesus' account of an unnamed rich man and a beggar called Lazarus:


Lu 16:19 (YLT) `And--a certain man was rich, and was clothed in purple and fine linen, making merry sumptuously every day, Lu 16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, Lu 16:21 and desiring to be filled from the crumbs that are falling from the table of the rich man; yea, also the dogs, coming, were licking his sores. 22 `And it came to pass, that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the messengers to the bosom of Abraham--and the rich man also died, and was buried;Lu 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Lu 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. Lu 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.


Adam Clarke's Commentary (on the above):

Verse 19. There was a certain rich man] In the Scholia of some MSS. the name of this person is said to be Ninive. This account of the rich man and Lazarus is either a parable or a real history. If it be a parable, it is what may be: if it be a history, it is that which has been. Either a man may live as is here described, and go to perdition when he dies; or, some have lived in this way, and are now suffering the torments of an eternal fire. The account is equally instructive in whichsoever of these lights it is viewed. Let us carefully observe all the circumstances offered hereto our notice, and we shall see-I. The CRIME of this man; and II. His PUNISHMENT.


There was a certain rich man in Jerusalem. Provided this be a real history, there is no doubt our Lord could have mentioned his name; but, as this might have given great offence, he chose to suppress it. His being rich is, in Christ's account, the first part of his sin. To this

circumstance our Lord adds nothing: he does not say that he was born to a large estate; or that he acquired one by improper methods; or that he was haughty or insolent in the possession of it. Yet here is the first degree of his reprobation-he got all he could and kept all to himself.


British Family Bible:

There was a certain rich man, &c. Jesus having rebuked the Pharisees for their hypocrisy and covetousness, returns to his discourse concerning the true use of riches, and the great evil of a worldly and voluptuous life. To which purpose he adds the following parable. Dr. S. Clarke.


John Wesley's Notes on the Old and New Testaments:

 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, (according to the Greek pronunciation) or Eleazer. By his name it may be conjectured, he was of no mean family, though it was thus reduced. There was no reason for our Lord to conceal his name, which probably was then well known. Theophylact observes, from the tradition of the Hebrews, that he lived at Jerusalem.


Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible

Lu 16:1. A wicked man, and one that will be for ever miserable, in the height of prosperity (Lu 16:19): There was a certain rich man. From the Latin we commonly call him Dives-- a rich man; but, as Bishop Tillotson observes, he has no name given him, as the poor man has, because it had been invidious to have named any particular rich man in such a description as this, and apt to provoke and gain ill-will. But others observe that Christ would not do the rich man so much honour as to name him, though when perhaps he called his lands by his own name he thought it should long survive that of the beggar at his gate, which yet is here preserved, when that of the rich man is buried in oblivion. Now we are told concerning this rich man,


William Burkitt's Notes on the New Testament:

Our Saviour in his parabolical history of Dives and Lazarus, instructs us concerning the right use of riches, which is to capacitate us to do good to others; declaring that in the life to come, the pious poor man shall be eternally happy, while the unmerciful rich man shall be intolerably miserable.


9. Until then, where do the dead wait?

Job 17:13 If I wait--Sheol is my house, In darkness I have spread out my couch. Note that it is not in a grave but in a place called Sheol which is regarded by Job to be a house. (YLT)


10. Where did Jesus say the dead are?

Joh 5:28 Don't marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice, (WEB)


Jesus here was not talking only to theologians but to the mankind on the streets. 5:14 says that Jesus was in the temple speaking to a man he had previously healed on the Sabbath. The man went away and told the Judeans that it was Jesus who healed him. The Judeans were then upset with him and wanted to kill him. So then by verse seventeen he must have been on the street or in a field talking to them. Note that in 5:21 he said, “For just as the Father is raising the dead and giving them life, even so the Son is giving life to those whom he will. (VV)At 5:24


Joh 5:24 "Most certainly I tell you, he who hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has eternal life [like right now], and is not coming into judgment, but has passed out of death [in other words the people were spiritually dead] into life. 25 Most certainly, I tell you, the hour comes, and now is, when the dead [the previously speaking spiritually dead walking around people] will hear the Son of God's voice; and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, even so he gave to the Son also to have life in himself. 27 He also gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man. 28 Don't marvel at this, for an hour is coming [when? 2000 years later or shortly after his crucifixion death?], in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice, 29 and will come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment. [an amended version of the WEB by this writer]. Mt 27:52 The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.


            Does not Mt 27:52 tell us when John 5:28, 29 was to happen?


             On this topic why not also consider The Gospel of Nicodemas Chapters xII:14-24 and XVI:10 (from http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob10.htm)?


XII:14 It is indeed a thing really surprising, that he should not only himself arise from the dead, but also raise others from their graves, who have been seen by many in Jerusalem. (footnote 3) 15 And now hear me a little: We all knew the blessed Simeon, the high-priest, who took Jesus when an infant into his arms in the temple.16 This same Simeon had two sons of his own, and we were all present at their death and funeral.17 Go therefore and see their tombs, for these are open, and (p. 80 in the Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden) they are risen: and behold, they are in the city of Arimathæa, spending their time together in offices of devotion. 18 Some, indeed, have heard the sound of their voices in prayer, but they will not discourse with any one, but they continue as mute as dead men. 19 But come, let us go to them, and behave ourselves towards them with all due respect and caution. And if we can bring them to swear, perhaps they will tell us some of the mysteries of their resurrection. 20 When the Jews heard this, they were exceedingly rejoiced. 21 Then Annas and Caiaphas, Nicodemus, Joseph, and Gamaliel, went to Arimathæa, but did not find them in their graves; but walking about the city, they bound them on their bended knees at their devotions: 22 Then saluting them with all respect and deference to God, they brought them to the synagogue at Jerusalem: and having shut the gates, they took the book of the law of the Lord, 23 And putting it in their hands, swore them by God Adonai, and the God of Israel, who spake to our fathers by the law and the prophets, saying, If ye believe him who raised you from the dead, to be Jesus, tell us what ye have seen, and how ye were raised from the dead.24 Charinus and Lenthius, the two sons of Simeon, trembled when they heard these things, and were disturbed, and groaned; and at the same time looking up to heaven, they made the sign of the cross with their fingers on their tongues.


XVI: 5 The King of Glory, dead and alive, though once slain upon the cross? 6 Who layest dead in the grave, and art come down alive to us, and in thy death all the creatures trembled, and all the stars were moved, and now hast thou thy liberty among the dead, and givest disturbance to our legions? 7 Who art thou, who dost release the captives that were held in chains by original sin, and bringest them into their former liberty 8 Who art thou, who dost (p. 85) spread so glorious and divine a light over those who were made blind by the darkness of sin? 9 In like manner all the legions of devils were seized with the like horror, and with the most submissive fear cried out, and said, 10 Whence comes it, O thou Jesus Christ, that thou art a man so powerful and glorious in majesty, so bright as to have no spot, and so pure as to have no crime? For that lower world of earth, which was ever till now subject to us, and from whence we received tribute, never sent us such a dead man before, never sent such presents as these to the princes of hell. 11 Who therefore art thou, who with such courage enterest among our abodes, and art not only not afraid to threaten us with the greatest punishments, but also endeavourest to rescue all others from the chains in which we hold them? 12 Perhaps thou art that Jesus, of whom Satan just now spoke to our prince, that by the death of the cross thou wert about to receive the power of death. 13 Then the King of Glory trampling upon death, seized the prince of hell, deprived him of all his power, and took our earthly father Adam with him to his glory.


 (Joh 5:14-19) . Jesus had to speak to the people as to how they understood things and then take them to where he wanted to lead them. This is the same way good teachers and preachers help people to understand things. From verse 19 and 21, we should understand that the dead, that is, the ones whose bodies now lie in the tombs or graves are rising all the time and are able to hear the Father or the son to whom so ever they speak. This was shown when Jesus spoke to Lazarus and raised him from the dead


(Joh 11:11-43), a twelve-year-old girl (Mark 5:41), a young man on a funeral bier (Luk 7:14), and a maid (Luk 8:52). Jesus, remember was doing these things as his Father was also doing these things, that is, raising the dead (Joh 5:21). Look also at what happened during the crucifixion of Jesus. Just after Jesus died, there was an earthquake (Mt 27:52) and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who have fallen asleep, arose, 53 and having come forth out of the tombs after his rising, they went into the holy city, and appeared to many. (YLT) There are also Scriptures of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, (Luke 16:22-30, Mt 22:32 & Mk 12:26) being alive as well as this amazing passage: (Lu 20:37) `And that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the Bush, since he doth call the Lord, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; 38 and He is not a God of dead men, but of living, for all live to Him.' There is also Mr 12:26 `And concerning the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the Book of Moses (at The Bush), how God spake to him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; 27 he is not the God of dead men, but a God of living men; ye then go greatly astray.' (YLT) Elijah, Moses, (Mt 17:3-4; Mr 9:4-5; Lk 9:30-33) and two Israelites (Rev 19:10 & 22:9) being all very much alive, even years or perhaps months after they died. What about this passage:


Re 6:9 And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony that they held, 10 and they were crying with a great voice, saying, `Till when, O Master, the Holy and the True, dost Thou not judge and take vengeance of our blood from those dwelling upon the land?' 11 and there was given to each one white robes, 

and it was said to them that they may rest themselves yet a little time, till may be fulfilled also their fellow-servants and their brethren, who are about to be killed--even as they. (YLT) and Re 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them, and the souls of those who have been beheaded because of the testimony of Jesus, and because of the word of God, and who did not bow before the beast, nor his image, and did not receive the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand, and they did live and reign with Christ the thousand years;


Note that as they were beheaded they must have been reigning with Christ Jesus in Heaven. This is believed to have been from A. D. 926 to the end year of 1926, which is a year in the end times mentioned in a poem of prophecy by the English saint Mother Shipton who was born around the year A. D. 1488 and died in Clifton, Yorkshire in 1561. That year of 1926 was mentioned as a year of motion pictures, of planning of wars, of submarines, and of airplanes .[1] The #926 is the year in the Thompson Chain Reference Bible on the End Times.


Re 7:9 After these things I saw, and lo, a great multitude, which to number no one was able, out of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands, 10 and crying with a great voice, saying, `The salvation is to Him who is sitting upon the throne--to our God, and to the Lamb!' 11 And all the messengers stood around the throne, and the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell upon their face, and bowed before God, 12 saying, `Amen! the blessing, and the glory, and the wisdom, and the thanksgiving, and the honour, and the power, and the strength, are to our God--to the ages of the ages! Amen!' 13 ¶ And answer did one of the elders, saying to me, `These, who have been arrayed with the white robes--who are they, and whence came they?' 14 and I have said to him, `Sir, thou hast known;' and he said to me, `These are those who are coming out of the great tribulation, and they did wash their robes, and they made their robes white in the blood of the Lamb; 15 because of this are they before the throne of God, and they do service to Him day and night in His sanctuary, and He who is sitting upon the throne shall tabernacle over them; 16 they shall not hunger any more, nor may the sun fall upon them, nor any heat, 17 because the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters, and wipe away shall God every tear from their eyes.'(YLT)


Mt 27:52 and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who have fallen asleep, arose, 53 and having come forth out of the tombs after his rising, they went into the holy city, and appeared to many.


The Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge on Luke 20:37 has this:

* even. Ex 3:2-6; De 33:16; Ac 7:30-32

* when.

There is a remarkable passage in Josephus, which proves that the best informed among the Jews believed in the immateriality and immortality of the soul, and that the souls of righteous men were in the presence of God in a state of happiness. "They who lose their lives for the sake of God, live unto God, as do Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the rest of the patriarchs." Not less remarkable is a passage in Shemoth Rabba, "Why doth Moses say, (Ex 32:13) Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? R. Abin saith, The Lord said unto Moses, I look for ten men from thee, as I looked for that number in Sodom. Find me out ten righteous persons among the people, and I will not destroy thy people. Then saith Moses, Behold, here am I, and Aaron, Eleazar, and Ithamar, Phinehas, and Caleb, and Joshua; but, saith God, there are but seven: where are the other three? When Moses knew not what to do, he saith, O Eternal God, [hayim hem ha-metim,] do those live who are dead? Yes, saith God. Then saith Moses, If those that are dead do live, remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."


The Gospel of Nicodemus mentions the names of the sons of Simeon, who blessed Jesus as a baby. The two sons were of the ones who rose from the graves at the resurrection of Jesus. Their names are Charinus and Lenthius. When questioned by the high priests, they explained what was going on in the place of Sheol where the people were not sleeping at all but rather were living and talking to others in a dark world.[2]


Oregon's Amazing Miracle by Thomas Welch is about the author being dead for about a whole hour at the bottom of a pool of water at a sawmill. During that time of death the man was alive but in hell with other people where he saw a Lake of Fire[3] until a lady prayed for a miracle of restoration of the man's life. While in Hell he saw an uncle of his who died years before and a boy he knew years ago that had also died years before. Thomas never saw anyone in the Lake of Fire at that time of his death experience (page 8).


Here are a number of other books about people who also experienced death for a moment or more (one or more may have also been dead as long as the above): The Evidence for Life After Death by Martin Ebon, Bergenfield, New Jersey: The New American Library, Inc., 1977; A Critical Examination of The Belief in a Life After Death by C. J. Ducasse, (Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island), Publisher: Charles C. Thomas: Springfield, Illinois, U. S. A., 1961; Touching Incidents and Remarkable Answers to Prayer, edited by S. B. Shaw, Publisher: S. B. Shaw, Dutton, Mich. , 1894. This was has one incident ("Death of a Soul-Sleeper") where the person, while dying saw Heaven and her Pa, who had died previously. Glimpses of the Beyond by Jean-Baptiste Delacour, Delacorte Press, New York, 1974; Life After Life by Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M. D., Bantom Books, 1975; Death: the Final Stage of Growth by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1975; A Look at Life After Life by Charles C. Ryrie, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1978. Three Worlds by H. A. Baker, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Osterhus Publishing House, n. d.


One gospel tract had a case of a prisoner who died the day before and was in a wooden coffin, being carried out to the cemetery of the prison yard, when one of the guards tripped and the two guards dropped the coffin onto the ground. The prisoner fell out alive. He later told how his mother had been praying for his salvation but when he died he was lost and therefore went to Hell. The earnest prayers of his mother got God to give the young man a second chance on life, which he then apparently, went on to live for God.


In the book, Caught Up into Paradise, by physician and surgeon, Richard E. Eby, D. O., the doctor tells of how he fell off a second story balcony onto a sidewalk with his head down. His cracked open and as his feet were caught up in a bush, his blood drained out as he died. A neighbour or two noticed the accident, an ambulance was called, a prayer chain was started almost immediately, and after some time in the hospital, while a priest was saying the last rites over a corpse, the doctor came back to life. While he was dead though, he got to experience the amazing beauties of paradise. This doctor can verify that he certainly was not soul-sleeping until Jesus came. Jesus came already and appeared to him while he was in the hospital and told him, "My peace I give unto you. . . .With your hands you will heal." (p. 211).


11. What words did Jesus use to say that his friend was dead?


John 11:11   These things said Jesus, and afterwards he said to them: Lazarus our friend reposeth. But I go to awake him. (Murdock) These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. (AV)


Jesus said that Lazarus was sleeping but when we put it into context, we find that to him it was as if his friend was just asleep when he was really dead., for Jesus knew he could easily bring the man back to life again as easy as someone else might wake up someone that was dead. He was using the word sleep as a euphemism, so it would not sound so harsh to his disciples, when it would be no big deal to him to revive his friend from death. 


Joh 11:12   Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. 13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. 14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.


There are many other places where sleep is also used figuratively of death: from the Power BibleCD[4] -Rom we can get these enlightening comments:


* sleepeth. Joh 11:13; De 31:16; Da 12:2; Mt 9:24; Mr 5:39; Ac 7:60; 1Co 15:18,51 1Th 4:14; 5:10 (Treasury of Scriptural Know­ledge,) 


The Jews used a milder kind of speech and called death "sleep", and this same manner of speech is found in other languages, who call the place of burial where the dead are laid waiting for the resurrection a "sleeping place". (1599 Geneva Bible Notes)


Verse 11. Lazarus sleepeth] It was very com­mon among the Jews to express death by sleep; and the expression, falling asleep-sleeping with their fa­thers, &c., were in great use among them. The Hebrews probably used this form of speech to signify their belief in the immortality of the soul, and the resurrection of the body. (Adam Clark’s Commen­tary


Verse 11. Lazarus sleepeth. Is dead. The word sleep is applied to death, 1st. Because of the resem­blance be­tween them, as sleep is the "kinsman of death." In this sense it is often used by pagan writers. But, 2nd. In the Scriptures it is used to intimate that death will not be final: that there will be an awaking out of this sleep, or a resurrection. It is a beautiful and tender expression, removing all that is dreadful in death, and filling the mind with the idea of calm repose after a life of toil, with a reference to a future resurrection in increased rigour and renovated powers. In this sense it is applied in the Scriptures usually to the saints, 1Co 11:30; 15:51; 1Th 4:14; 5:10; Mt 9:24.{i} "sleepeth" De 31:16; Ac 7:60; 1Co 15:18,51 (Albert Barnes’ NT Commentary)


-- Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, He means, that Lazarus was then dead, and that He intended to go and restore him to life; which, to the Divine power, was as easy a thing as that of raising a man out of his sleep. Dr. S. Clarke. It is usual with the Hebrews to speak of death under the name of sleep, not only with reference to good men, De 31:1­6; 2Sa 7:12; Ps 13:3; but also, to bad men, Ps 76:5; Da 12:2. Dr. Whitby. (British Family Bible)


The symbol of "sleep" for death is common to all languages, and familiar to us in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, however, a higher meaning is put into it, in relation to believers in Jesus (see on JFB for 1Th 4:14), a sense hinted at, and clearly, in Ps 17:15 [LUTHARDT]; and the "awaking out of sleep" acquires a corresponding sense far transcending bare resuscitation. (Jamieson-Faucet-Brown Commentary)


 Sleepeth-­Such is the death of good men in the language of heaven. But the disciples did not yet understand this language. And the slowness of our understanding makes the Scripture often descend to our barbarous manner of speaking. (John Wesley’s Notes on the Old and New Testament


There is such an analogy between death and sleep, that there is nothing more ordinary than to express death by sleep in Scripture, De 31:16; 2Sa 7:12; 1Ki 1:21; 2Ki 20:21; Job 7:21; 14:12 Da 12:2, and in a multitude of other texts, both in the Old Testament and in the New; so as it was evident our Saviour meant he was dead, which he knew as he was God, though as yet he had received no relation of it from the friends of the deceased. But I go (saith our Saviour) to raise him up again from the dead, which he calls awaking him; pursuing the former metaphor, where he had compared death to a sleep. (Matthew Poole’s Commentary)


 Our friend Lazarus sleepeth. Jesus before called death a sleep (see Mt 9:24; Mr 5:39; Lu 8:52), because it was only a temporary slumber. (People’s New Testament Commen­tary)


12. How did David refer to his death? 

Psalm 13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death. See the Gospel of Nicodemus XII:14 – 24 and XVI:10.


13. What words did Paul use to say that some of those who saw Jesus were now dead?

1Co 15:6   and after that, he was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once; many of whom survive at the present time, and some of them sleep.  (Dr. James Murdock from the Aramaic)


14. If there were no resurrection, what would happen to all who have fallen asleep?

1Co 15:16 For if the dead do not rise, not even Christ has been raised. (Aramaic Peshitta New Testament Translation [APNT])


15.When Jesus awoke from death, how did he say that He had not yet been to heaven?

Joh 20:17 Jesus said to her, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brothers and tell them [that] I ascend to my Father and your Father, and [to] my God and your God."


16. How much does a dead man know?

Ecc 9:5  For the living know that they will die, but the dead don’t know anything, neither do they have any more a reward; for their memory is forgotten. 


Note that the writer goes on to say in verse six that this refers to this life or area under the Sun. (World English Bible [WEB])


17. What happens to his feelings and emotions?

Ecc 9:6  Also their love, their hatred, and their envy has perished long ago; neither have they any more a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun. (WEB)


18. What happens to all his thoughts?

Psa 146:4  His spirit departs, and he returns to the earth. In that very day, his thoughts perish. (WEB) His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth, in that very day his thoughts perish. (Lamsa)


Other passages though which mention of the dead speaking to one another as in Luke 16:24, this passage in the Psalms is just referring to the dead body which cannot think anymore.


19. What can we do while we are alive?

Psa 146:2   While I live, I will praise [Jeh-wah]. I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist.  WEB


20. Can dead people praise the Lord?

Psa 115:17   The dead don’t praise [Jeh]Yah, neither any who go down into silence; 


This is especially so if they were spiritually dead while on Earth, then they would also be spiritually dead in death as well and would not think of praising God that would put them in torment.


21. Can the dead thank God or even remember Him?

Psa 6:5   For in death there is no memory of you. In Sheol, who shall give you thanks? 


As David had not died as yet (while he was writing the Psalm) he gives his opinion here concerning his body once it dies and if he goes to Sheol, to the bad area, he knows he would not be giving God thanks.

22. Why will many people perish?

2Th 2:10 and with all the deception of wickedness that is in the perishing [ones], because they did not receive the love of the truth by which they should have life. (APNT)


23. If we haven’t learned to love the truth while we are alive, can we get it in the grave?

Isa 38:18   For Sheol can’t praise you. Death can’t celebrate you. Those who go down into the pit can’t hope for your truth.  WEB Isa 38:18   For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. KJV o AV


Note that it is Sheol not the grave here.


24.  How then should we use the short time in which we are alive?

Ecc 9:10  Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor plan, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going. 


This was Solomon’s ideas for it does not say thus says God Almighty to the people as the Bible often says through the mouths of prophets like Isaiah, Moses, Jeremiah, and others.


25. Why is it so important to do it now?

Ecc 9:10  Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor plan, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going. 


In the Light of God’s Word . . . I understand that the dead are unconscious in the grave, awaiting either the resurrection of life or the resurrection of damnation.  Yes  or No? 


NO, for if the living soul is in a grave, they are really dead and cannot think, but their soul and spirit bodies go to their maker right at death to be judged according to their works. Much of this was revealed in the above notes.



[1]Mother Shipton's Prophecies, gospel tract, possibly by Pilgrim Tracts. Also see the Internet.

[2]Nicodemus, p. 80.

[3]Mt. 13:40-43; Rev. 19:19,20; 20:10, 14, 15; and 21:8

[4] Power BibleCD is Copyright 2006 by Online Publishing, Inc.,128 E Chicago St, PO Box 21, Bronson, MI 49028, bible@mail.com


Words in these kind of brackets are from the Concordant Literal New Testament by A. E. Knoch: Concordant Publishing Concern, 1966.


WEB had Yahweh as their guess for a translation of the Hebrew word for the Most High God but it was revealed a few years ago through a miracle of supernatural utterance to this editor that Jēh-wah was the proper pronunciation. The editor asked God to give the pronunciation to a friend who was regularly hearing the voice of his guardian angel guide him out of Roman Catholicism into becoming a good strong Bible Christian and help him understand the Bible better. Instead, God used the editor's mouth to pronounce God's name, which has the same initial pronunciation as Jesus' name.


Good Books to Supplement your Bible Readings

C. Besson

The Book of Jasher (the 1840 edition) This is a history book translated from one or more of thirteen Hebrew copies on the upright people from Adam and Eve to the first Judges after Joshua died. It mentions that Cainan, son of Enosh, son of Seth, son of Adam and Eve was wise and when he was forty years old ruled over spirits and demons. He also learned how to write and read. This was when his grandparents, Adam and Eve were about 265 years old. Cainan apparently taught them to do likewise for they wrote two books, after their names.

The Book of Jubilees, is said to have been written by Moses from information provided by one or more angels. Book of Enoch and the Secrets of Enoch plus The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden (translations of some books such as The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, some of which prophesied about Jesus; also the First and Second Books of Adam and Eve and the Letter of Aristeas on the translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into the Greek Septuagint Version of the Old Testament. The Fourth Book of the Maccabees is also included in the latter half. In the first half there are interesting accounts of Pilate, the Gospel of Peter, the Epistle of Barnabas, and writings of other saints.

Other writings of more recent times are The Pilgrim's Progress. Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is about The Pilgrim's Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. and Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe The Actes and Monuments, popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, is a work of Protestant history and martyrology by John Foxe, first published in English in 1563 by John Day.

Some very good Bible handbooks and commentaries are Halley's Bible Handbook, Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, and the Thompson Chain-reference Bible. Then there is the Nave's Topical Bible and Strong's Complete Word Study Concordance.

Most English Bibles and New Testaments are translations from the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testaments but there are also available a number of translations from the Aramaic New Testaments and two from the Aramaic Old Testament. There also a few translations into English from the Greek Septuagint Old Testaments. Most modern day English Bibles are from inferior or watered down Greek versions of the New Testaments. I believe the best are those similar to the Authorized or King James Version Bibles, like the New King James Version and those translated from the Aramaic New Testaments.

For a quick check up, see if your translations include fasting in these places: Matthew 17:21; Mark 9:29, and 1 Cor. 7:5. Most modern day ones, influenced by the Devil, I am sure, leave out fasting because he is afraid of people who regularly fast and pray.

My favourite New Testament is the Aramaic Peshitta New Testament Translation by Janet M. Magiera of Light of the Word Ministry. There is the Lamsa translation from the whole Aramaic Bible is quite nice to have as well. Rev. Glenn David Bauscher has also translated the whole Aramaic Bible into English with a lot of helpful notes proving the Aramaic supremacy as the first version of the New Testament rather than the Greek translation. See Lulu Publishing for his works at https://www.lulu.com/.




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First Published December 2004

Truth and Light Ministries, Inc., [Raised by God to earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered to the Saints (Jude 3b)], P. O. Box 79 Ethelbert, Manitoba, R0L 0T0 Canada. Phone (204) 742-3306. Crbes­son@mts.net Director: Cliff Besson, Asst.: Rev. Wilhelm Janzen (Winnipeg), Treas.: Fred McClellan.


This treatise is dedicated to the glory of God and for his righteousness,

to try to correct false teach­ings and to help bring unity to

the Church of God.


This has been prepared with much guidance from God the Father; Jesus, his only begotten son; and the Holy Spirit. This work was also greatly aided by the many scholars who previously prepared lexicons; concordances; commentaries; various translations from the Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, and Greek texts; and other Bible helps on understanding the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek languages. Much thanks also to Mr. Fred McClel­lan, Gary and Sidney Cher­nov, and Remi Labos­sière for their help when need­ed.

Introductory Notes

Unless otherwise mentioned, the English translations are from the regular old common version, the King James Authorized Version (KJV or AV) of 1769. As was the practice in this version so it is in this treatise, the word ‘God,’ as a rule, actually represents in the Hebrew and Greek texts ‘the god’ or ‘the God’; the word ‘LORD’ represents the tetragrammaton, or four letter Hebrew word for the personal name of the Living God, יהוה. This is sometimes written as JHWH, YHWH, JHVH, YHVH, Jehovah, Yahweh, Jehwah, and other ways.

The use of italics in the KJV means that in the Hebrew, Aramaic (of the Old Testament), and Greek texts that they have used, there are no words in that immediate area of the text to substantiate the placing or adding of that word or words. Often the meanings at these points in the originals were just understood or inferred from the immediate context or from a verse or more before or after. In most cases, the words in italics are very applicable but not always.

Sometimes though, according to Mr. Robert Young of the Young’s Literal Translation Bible, in the KJV there should have been words in italics but there are not. So in important points of doctrine, where one uses certain verses of Scripture to establish that doctrine, one should verify the meanings of each of the words as to the original manuscripts.

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Table of Contents

Pages with Subject or Topic Headings

1 Introduc­tion; Did Not Jesus Warn of False Teachings from His Own Church People? Later, Jesus Warned us Again through the Writings of St. Paul; 2 Note here the Technicality in Hebrew 13:7; Denominational Teachings; The Godhead; 3 The Real Meaning of Trinity; Tri-unity with Angels; 5 Tri-unity with the Spirit; 6 Summary of the Above Facts; 7 Angels and Spirits; 8 God or Angels = Voice or Holy Spirit; 9 What Can We Conclude? Problems Though! 1. Angels are Created Beings; 10 2. The Special Nature of God Most High; 3. What about Jesus? 12 4. What is an Image? 5. Was Jesus Therefore Really Just a God? 13 a. Examples of the God in the Greek Texts; 14 b. Examples of a God in the Greek Texts; 6. Humans are Sometimes Regarded as Gods; 15 7. Misunderstood Verses on Jesus; 16 8. A Oneness with the Father and the Son; 9. Now No Trinity or Tri-unity; 10. What Does the Bible Say? 17 11. Just One God! 12. Is There Only Jesus? 18 a. All Power, Better Translated as Authority; 19 b. Power is a Good Translation in the Following Case; 20 13. Big Errors in Doctrine? 21 14. Most Studies in Theology are Based on a Lie! 15. Honour to Jesus as to God? 16. God is Greater than Jesus; 22 17. The God Can Not Be Seen by us Mortals; 18. The God, the Father is a Jealous God; 23 What Can We Now Conclude? Special Precautions with Regards to the Christ; 24 Special Precautions with Regards to the Spirit; Big Problem Though! 26 Examples of Problems: 1. A Witch Doctor in America; 27 2. Radio Talk-show Host; 28 3. Get­ting Supernatural Help with Problems; 29 4. The Disillusioned Pastor; What Proof of Demonet­tes? 30 1. Do Not Use Praise the Lord! 2. The Nothingness of a Backslid Preacher; 31 3. A Phoney Spirit of The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; 32 4. More Unseen Fly-like Spirits; 5. Son of Morris Cerullo; What other Forms? 1. Night Creatures; 33 2. All Things are Parallel; 34 The Only Baptism that Counts; More Cases of Deception: 1. Not All Voices are Voices of God; 35 2. An Apparent Attempt at Suicide; 3. A Novice; 36 4. A New Name for God? Insight from The Book of Jasher; 37 5. Does God Hate or Love Piety? 39 Notice for Over Sanctuary Doorways; Following Who and What? 40 What about Hell? Who is Running things in this World? 41 Miracle Visitation? Bible Knowledge and Study is Very Important! 42 Traits of False Prophets and Spirits: 1. Pride; 43 2. More Traits of False Prophets; 3. Detecting False Prophets, Preachers, and the Spirits of the Devil; 45 Some Types of Evil Spirits Mentioned in the Bible; 46 Medical Problems are Sometimes Factors; Signs of the True Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth; 47 Some Types of Holy Spirits Mentioned in the Bible; 48 A Special Greatness and Respect is Due to Jesus; 49 1. Jesus as a Lord or a Ruler; 2. Jesus as King of Kings; 50 3. Jesus is to be Worshipped as King of Kings; 51 Final Conclusion; 52 Help Needed Please!

The God­head and

the Trinity:

What is the Truth?


Jeremiah 28:15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the pro­phet, Hear now, Hanani­ah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie. 29:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.

Did Not Jesus Warn of False Teachings from

His Own Church people?

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jo­nas. And he left them, and departed.

5 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 7 And they reasoned among them­selves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. 8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ [the anointed one, that is, the best church lead­er promised by God]; and shall deceive many. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 24 For there shall arise false Christs [Anointed or ordained ones], and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Later, Jesus Warned Us Again through

the Writings of St. Paul.

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Hebrews 13:9, Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

Note Here the Technicality in Hebrew 13:7

“Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.” (Be mindful of those leading you, who did speak to you the word of God, whose faith--considering the issue of the behaviour--be imitating, (Young’s Literal Translation (YLT))

What technicality? It is the one about, only the rulers who have spoken to you the word of God. It is only these teachers, pastors, and church and political leaders that you should follow.

Denominational Teachings

The ones who speak to you their denominational teachings, which cannot be found clear­ly or precisely in the Bible and be backed up by two or three wit­nesses of its veracity as sound Bible teaching, do not follow.

Unfortunately, because of many unsound teachings in the Church over the last two thousand years, some errors have crept into the Bible translations. Thank God though, even though the King James Authorized 1769 edition Bible (our common King James Version Bible that is used today) has many words that are out of date, it still can be used to often come to the truth of what God really meant in the original autographs.

So because of the many warnings of the dangers of false doctrines or teachings coming into the Church, even from those who were ordained, prophesied, and made out that they were scholars, all their teachings must be re-examined for truthfulness as to the Bible. This even must apply to all the past teachings of the Church since the closing of the Old and New Testaments. Their teachings must be regarded as just viewpoints or opinions of men that were fallible. Their teach­ings, even of saints, scholars, and popes, could very well be just as theoretical as any other student or schol­ar of any subject under the sun. Their writings should therefore be checked out like any other theories and opinions of other disciplines of study.

The Godhead

Let us first consider the term Godhead. Is it a Biblical term or a philosophical imaginary term? According to the Greek, Godhead at Acts 17:29 (θειον) should really be translated divine or “that ‘which is’ divine.”1 At Ro­mans 1:20, (θειο­της) it should be translated as “divinity, (the characteristic or property of Θεος).”2 At the only other place in the New Testament, at Colos­sians 2:9, the word in the Greek is θεοτος, of a deity, or of the bright ones of the heavens. This is shown from considering the word trans­lated Brimstone, θειον, “fire from hea­ven.”3 Notice that it is the exact same spel­ling as the first word translated Godhead and the similarity to the next one.

When one considers the words for Godhead in each of the above references from the Aramaic or Syriac rather from the Greek, it is simply the word for Godhood or divinity. The spelling in Hebrew letters is אתוהלא. The same three last letters (the ones on the left, as Hebrew and Aramaic read from right to left) are in the words for fatherhood; essence or substance (Hebrews 1:3); broth­erhood or broth­erly (2 Peter 1:7); and humanity or mankind (James 3:7), and the people (Acts 17:13).4

The Real Meaning of Trinity

As seen from the definitions above, it appears that the most likely meaning of a trinity is just tri-unity, that is, three things teamed up together, like a mother, father, and a son or a daughter. These three make up a family and provided they all love each other and team up together at doing things, they are a unit and make up a tri-uni­ty. With all the divorces going on now-a-days though, at any moment their tri-unity could break up or later on in life, death or marriage of the child will bring their tri-unity to an end.

According to the theologians though, this could never happen to their Trinity or Tri-unity or could it?

One preacher friend of this writer, Gerald Bernard, who was a Trinitarian, had a strange dream of seeing a triangle in a bonfire in the middle of a circle of fire that was in a field. The triangle itself was even being burnt and was in danger of being entirely de­stroyed.

He did not understand the dream but this preacher did and now he has just discovered the origin of the mean­ing of the word bonfire. First of all, the meaning is “an open-air fire lit to burn rubbish or as a celebration. -ORIGIN originally denoting a fire on which bones were burnt, or for burning heretics.” (Oxford University Press Dictionary).

Could it mean that the teaching of the Trinity is heretical and needs to be de­stroyed for one reason or another?

Note that with regards to the family tri-unity, they are of the same substance, that is, all of human flesh and blood but is this so with regards to the so called heavenly Trinity or Tri-unity?

We must therefore study some more facts and the facts should be based on what the Bible actually says, where it does not say it, and on general logic as we would do with questions on science or on modern day languages.

On search­ing the Bible, on the surface, there appears to be a Tri-unity which includes God’s Holy Angels along with God the Father and the Son, Jesus, the Christ. So let us first check out what the Bible has to say about this uni­ty, a partnership, or a team-ship that includes God the Father, His Son, and the Holy Angels.

Tri-unity with Angels

(1) Matthew|16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (2) Mark 1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. (3) 1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. 14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, (4) Mark|8: 38 Whosoever therefore shall be asham­ed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. (5) Mark|12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? 25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. (6) Luke| 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: 10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: 11 And in ®their̅ hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. (7) Luke|20: 34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the chil­dren of God, being the children of the resurrection. (8) John| 1:51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heav­en open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. (9) Acts|7:53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept ®it.̅ 54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with ®their̅ teeth. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up ­stedfast­ly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, [this one could be for the Holy Ghost too.] (10) Galatians |3:19 Wherefore then ®serveth̅ the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; ®and it was̅ordain­ed by angels in the hand of a mediator. 20 Now a mediator is not ®a mediator̅ of one, but God is one. 21 ®Is̅ the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. (11) 2 Thessaloni­ans| 1:6 Seeing ®it is̅ a righteous thing with God to recompense trib­ulation to them that trouble you; 7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heav­en with his mighty angels, (12) 1 Timothy|3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou ought­est to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God [Greek actually or literally says a god] was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit , seen of angels, preach­ed unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. [This one could be used for the Holy Spirit as well.] (13) 1 Tim­othy|5:21 I charge ®thee̅ before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. (14) He­brews|2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crown­ed with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. (15) He­brews|2:16 For verily he [Jesus] took not on ®him the nature of̅ angels; but he took on ®him̅the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto ®his̅ brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things ®pertaining̅ to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. (16) He­brews|12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than ®that of̅ Abel. (17) 1 Pe­ter|3:21 The like figure whereunto ®even̅ baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good con­science toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. (18) Mat­thew|24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no ®man,̅ no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. [In this one, the word ‘my’ refers to Jesus, who is speaking and he shows that he is in a tri-unity or unity with his father’s wishes (not with his supernatural being) or spirit, along with the angels of hea­ven. There is a problem though! Jesus appears to be more in unity with the angels of Heaven than with his father because Jesus and the angels did not know the day and the hour when he is to come back. The Father then seems to be quite independent and on his own.] (19) (19) Mark| 13: 31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 32 But of that day and ®that̅ hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heav­en, neither the Son, but the Father. [see the note in the above] (20) Mat­thew|18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. [The ‘I’ refers to Jesus in this tri-unity.] (21) Mat­thew|26:53 Think­est thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? (22) He­brews|1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? [The first ‘he’ refers to Jesus.] (23) Revelation|3:4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 5 He that overcom­eth, the same shall be cloth­ed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.5 [The ‘me’ and ‘my’ refer to Jesus.]

The words Holy Ghost are just old English words for the now preferred wording of Holy Spirit.

Tri-unity with the Spirit

(1) Matthew|3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and light­ing upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (2) Mat­thew|4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. [This could be regarded as not really a tri-unity with God the Father, as he is really not there. Just the term God, in relation to the son.] (3) Matthew|12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. (4) Mark|1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And straight­way coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spir­it like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, ®say­ing,̅ Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 12 And immediately the Spirit driv­eth him into the wilderness.[A spiritual dove is like an angel or messenger, so this one could be used for the one for angels as well.] (5) Luke|4: 12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. (6) Luke| 11: 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall ®your̅ heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 14 And he was casting out a de­vil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. [The ‘he’ here is Jesus.] (7) John|3:33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure ®unto him.̅ 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. (8) John|15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, ®even̅ the Spirit of truth, which proceed­eth from the Father, he shall testify of me: [The Comforter means one that is called to one’s aid or assistance. Jesus is the one speaking here so he is the ‘me.’] (9) John|16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, ®that̅ shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show ®it̅ unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show ®it̅ unto you. (10) Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, 56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. (11) Acts|8:37 And Philip said, If thou believ­est with all thine heart, thou may­est. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Phi­lip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. (12) Romans|15: 18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, 19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyri­cum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. (13) 1 Corinthi­ans|6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are wash­ed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (14) 2 Corinthians|3:3 ®Forasmuch as ye are̅ manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart. (15) Acts|2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. making mention of you in our prayers; (16) 1 Thessalonians |1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. 5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: (17) 1 Timothy 3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God [the Greek here actually says a god] was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. (18) 1 John| 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, ®even̅ Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spir­it is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in hea­ven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spir­it, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.6

Summary of the Above Facts

Now what do the above facts and studies reveal? For one thing, note that exactly the same method that was used to find tri-unities with angels was used for the finding of tri-unities with the Holy Ghost and the Holy Spirit. Note that there were found twenty-three (23) groups of Holy Scripture that prove that there is more a tri-unity of Angels with God the Father and the Son Jesus than there is for a tri-unity with the Holy Spirit, as only eighteen were found (18) upon using exactly the same method.

What else does it show? Does it not show that in the above tri-unities, or three things or beings or groups of beings to­gether, that as two are always the Father God and the Son of God, that the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit must be the equivalent of the Holy Angels? In other words, when the Holy Angels are invisible they are simply called the Holy Spirit or the Holy Ghost.

Angels and Spir­its

Hebrews 1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Psalm 104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: Zechariah 6:5 And the angel answered and said unto me, These [four chariots with horses] are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

Another proof of this is shown in the experience of Philip the evangelist and his successful efforts at winning a eunuch for Christ Jesus.

Acts 8:26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

A similar example occurs with the experience of the Apostle Peter and the centurion Cornelius. In fact, it was this incident in the life of Peter that God used to open this writ­er’s understanding about the Holy Spirit. This happened in about the year 1968 (about thirty-six (36) years ago). It was also this revelation that got him expelled as a preach­er and pastor from his favourite church and denomination.

Acts 10:3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornel­ius. 4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. 5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: 7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; 13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleans­ed, that call not thou common. 16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. 19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. 22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee. 30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

Once again we have a passage of Scripture where it should be obvious that at times an angel carries on his assignment with mankind sometimes invisibly, so that God the Father will get the glory rather than the angel. When an angel or more than one are invisible or unseen, (in fact that is what is the meaning of spir­it, invisible or unseen but usually of a real substance, rather than just imaginary) they are simply called Spirit or the Spirit. This last term should be the one that is used when referring to the one Spirit that was just previously mentioned or with reference to not just any spirit but to an invisible entity that is holy and represents the Holy God and/or his son, Jesus.

The word spirit in English, simply appears to mean something or things that appear to be real because of its force or affects on people and things but is usually not seen, such as one’s breath unless it gets quite cold. Our word pneumatic, as in a pneumatic tire (a tire filled or inflated with invisible air) is from the same word in the Greek language that is translated as spir­it and Spirit. It is the Greek word pneuma, wind, breath, air, and spir­it.

Now when the pneuma or the invisible talks and appears to be holy because it lifts up or promotes (1) the Holy God, (2) the Lord Jesus, and (3) the reading of the Holy Scriptures, then it is no longer just an it or a force but a Holy Being that is invisible. We therefore call this type of invisible or spirit, Holy Spirit, or the Holy Spirit.

While the Holy Spirit is invisible, ra­ther than being visible like an angel, God is more revered. As God’s angels, as spirits, can be all over one’s church, city, country, and the world as God’s messengers, they represent God to help us or to give us messages from Him. They also pass on our messages and the requests of our pray­ers to God Almighty and His Son Jesus. As they have eyes, ears, hands, feet, or wings and they belong to God, then they are God’s eyes, ears, hands, feet, and wings for God but they are also to minister to us on behalf of God. Praise God.

Here are some more examples of passages where it should be obvious that the angel speaking is also the voice, the invisible Spirit, the Holy Spirit, or the Holy Ghost.

God or Angels = Voice or Holy Spirit

(1) Judges|13: 19 So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered ®it̅ upon a rock unto the LORD: and ®the angel̅ did wonderous­ly; and Mano­ah and his wife looked on. 20 For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on ®it,̅ and fell on their faces to the ground. 21 But the angel of the LORD did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he ®was̅ an angel of the LORD. (3) Isaiah|63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old [see Exodus 33:2, 14, 15; Psalm 51:10-12 and 139:7]. 10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spir­it: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, ®and̅ he fought against them. 11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, ®and̅ his people, ®saying,̅ Where ®is̅ he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where ®is̅ he that put his holy Spirit within him? 12 That led ®them̅ by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name? 13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, ®that̅ they should not stumble? 14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name. (4) Zechariah|4:1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, 2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all ®of̅ gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which ®are̅ upon the top thereof: 3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right ®side̅ of the bowl, and the other upon the left ®side̅ 4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talk­ed with me, saying, What ®are̅ these, my lord? 5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This ®is̅ the word of the LORD unto Zerubba­bel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. (5) Acts| 23:7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. 8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spir­it: but the Pharisees confess both. 9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes ®that were̅ of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God. (6) Revela­tion|1:12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks ®one̅ like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14 His head and ®his̅ hairs ®were̅ white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes ®were̅ as a flame of fire; (7) Revela­tion|1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.(8) Revelation|3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spir­its of God [see Rev. 1:4], and the seven stars [see Rev.1:16, 20]; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. (9)Revelation|14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed ®are̅ the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit [this may refer to God the Father who is invisi­ble or Spirit to us who are in the Flesh], that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. 14 And I look­ed, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud ®one̅ sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sick­le, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reap­ed. 17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sick­le, and gather the clust­ers of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast ®it̅ into the great winepress of the wrath of God. (10) Revelation|22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David,®and̅ the bright and morning star. 17 And the Spirit [this may refer to God the Father] and the bride say, Come. And let him that hear­eth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. (13) Mark| 1: 10 And straight­way coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spir­it [normal­ly an invisible representative exten­sion and outreach of God, a messenger] like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, ®saying,̅ Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 12 And immediately the Spirit driv­eth him into the wilderness. 13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempt­ed of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.7

What Can We Conclude?

There is definitely a tri-unity of spir­it, goal, and team effort, between and with each of them. Another way to look at it, is that there is simply a holy unity of the angels and the Holy Spirit with the Father and the Son.

Is there a Trinity in the Holy Spirit or the heavenly realm with and between the physical attributes of the very nature of God the Father, Christ Jesus his son, and the invisible and seen Holy Angels? We believe not because of the problems to this belief which are listed and mentioned below.

Problems Though!

1. Angels are Created Beings

One of the problems is that we know that angels are created beings:

Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.Ps 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 103:21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Lu 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Col 1:16 For by [or through] him [Jesus] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him [These last three words are not in the Syriac Aramaic manuscripts. These words may have been added by either the Greek translator or by a copyist]:

2. The Special Nature of God Most High

While the angels can be proved to have been created by God, the Father, He though, is an altogether different type of being. He is the most high or supreme God and is the self-existing one, the Be-er, the always living Superior One. In other words he was not created by any being. This can be seen from the following verses: “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” (Exodus 3:14) (KJV)

“HE who IS and who WILL BE what he IS. This is a proper characteristic of the Divine Being, who is, properly speaking, the only BEING, because he is independent and eternal; whereas all other beings, in whatsoever forms they may appear, are derived, finite, changeable, and liable to destruction, decay, and even to annihilation. When God, therefore, announced himself to Moses by this name, he proclaimed his own eternity and immateriality . . . .” [Adam Clark’s Commentary at Exodus 3:22]

According to Mr. Clark, God’s own defini­tion of his name Jehovah (more correctly Jeh­wah), which is commonly written LORD, Lord, Jehovah, or Yah­weh, was revealed to Moses and recorded in

Exodus 34:6 And [Jehwah] passed by before him, and proclaimed, [Jeh­wah], [Jeh­wah] God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. 8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

3. What about Jesus?

Where did Jesus come from? What does the Bible say?

Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? 1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Proverbs 8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. 30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was Divine [there is no definite article before the theos to make it God or the God]. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. [God the Father is excluded here] Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephra­tah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting [or “From the days of all time” (Adam Clark’s Commentary = ACC). Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. Colos­sians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God [see 2 Cor. 4:4], the firstborn of every creature: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.[God the Father is not a thing so he is excluded.] 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; Revelation 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow ser­vant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. [Is this the angel just saying this about himself or was he as a messenger speaking on behalf of God the Father or of Jesus? Rev. 1:11-18; 2:8; and 21:6 suggest that it was Jesus speaking of himself.] Isai­ah 11: 1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name [Does not Jesus’ name include the first part of his Father’s name Jeh? (Ps 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH,[Just an al­ternative spelling for Jeh and Yeh or Yah] and rejoice before him.)]: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Hebrews 3:2 Who was faithful to him that ap­pointed [or literally made. The Greek here is poieo. It was never translated elsewhere in the New Testament as appointed but very often as Made, as in Mt. 19:4; Mk. 10:6; and Lk. 11:40.] him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. 5:5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 89:24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. 25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. 26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. 27 Also I will make him my first­born, higher than the kings of the earth. Mat­thew 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. Mark 1:11 And there came a voice from heav­en, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleas­ed. 1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. Luke 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from hea­ven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleas­ed. 4:34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. {Let...: or, Away} 41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ. John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. {taketh away: or, beareth} Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Note the difference here with regards to Jesus of Nazareth in the last reference as to the description of God his Father, who is said to be from everlasting to everlasting (Ps. 90:2). Why does the Bible say that Jesus is only the same from yesterday? What was he like before yesterday or yesteryear? He must have been different and before that, only in the mind of God, just like the rest of us. Does not Ps. 2:7 say “. . . this day have I begot­ten thee?”

The verses above say that he was God’s servant, an Apostle, a High Priest, a pro­phet, a beginning of God’s creation, the messenger of the covenant, the Holy One of God, and son but of the most high God. He is also the Christ, the head of the Body, the Church and the Lamb of God, that God used to redeem us (John 1:29).

4. What is an Image?

Jesus is also said to be “the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15). What does that mean? First of all, what is an image? Is it not just a re­flection of the real substance or being that one can see in a mirror? Do we not only see through a glass darkly at the moment but later we shall see him as he really is (see 1 Cor. 13:12 and 2 Cor. 3:18)?

So Jesus is therefore not God or the God, but just an image, like a reflection of what the real God or self-existing one is really like. So seeing Jesus is not the Be-er or self-existing one, we must there­fore con­clude that Jesus was created by God the Father.

Perhaps this was for fellowship as Proverbs 8:22-30 spoke about but then God apparently had Jesus, as his Word or as a living letter sent down to us on Earth, as a living letter like we are supposed to be for Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 3:2,3).

God apparently shared the creation experience with Jesus, by apparently inviting him to speak the worlds into existence, as a Father would most likely do. He did things in a similar way years later to Moses to command the sea to part and water to come out of a rock and to Ezekiel in Ezekiel 37, in the vision of the valley of dry bones.

5. Was Jesus Therefore Really Just a God?

Let us see what the Holy Scriptures of the New Testament has to say. Please note that in Greek as in English they use the definite article in similar ways but origin­ally they did not make use of capital letters at the beginning of people’s names and that of countries, cities, towns, and villages like we do now. They often would therefore put their definite article in front of the noun to indicate this nature of importance.

At the following places the Greek Recep­tus Receptus literally says “the Paul and the Barnabas” at Acts 13:43, 46, 50; 15:2 while it has “the Paul and Barnabas” at only Acts 15:22 and then it has “Paul and Barnabas” at only 15:35 in that area of the Bible. Regarding just the name of Paul alone, it has “the Paul” at Acts 13:45; 14:9, 11, 19; and 16:8 while it has only “Paul” without a definite article at Acts 14:12, 14; 15:12 and 25 in the same area of the Bible. Of course, as mentioned above, as there was no capitalization at first in the Greek, we added the capital letters to the proper names. From this short example of the use of the definite article with proper names, more often than not, the definite article is used. It appears even more so with regards to regular nouns, such as with the words spirit and God.

In most other cases, they used the definite article similarly as we do, indicat­ing the specific animal, house, or thing just mentioned by the use of their definite articles. They agree also in number and in gender to the proper noun being specified. If there was to be no specific item or thing being men­tioned, then the definite article, as a rule, would have to be left out.

At times though, with regards to God, the defi­nite article would be left out, when it was obvious in general statements that it did refer to the most high God, as in a phrase like the Spirit of God.8 It would be obvious that most likely it would not be referring to a spirit of a god, because everything comes from the God. At times though, the defi­nite article is not used in front of the Greek word for spir­it, thereby indicating it is not a specific spirit or the one just mentioned, like the Holy Spirit that was just mentioned. Sometimes it may refer to just the invisible nature of the person being mentioned, like a spirit of happiness or of joy. Mind you, it could also be referring to a special spirit being from God, the Holy Spirit that was being called a spirit of happiness or of joy.

To understand their regular use of the definite article then, let us examine the Scriptures to see if Jesus is ever called the God or a god. Note here, that in the Greek they do not have a word to indicate indefiniteness as we do in English (a or an), they just do so by not using the definite article to indicate this. The ancient Aramaic language of which Jesus and all his apostles spoke9 was different though. There is generally no use of a defi­nite article in their language. If it is very important to indicate some special emphasis on a certain word, the emphatic state could be used, which is spelled similarly or exactly like the feminine state or gender of the word. It could be that because of this factor of no general use of a definite article in the Aramaic, that God allowed the misunderstanding to take place that the New Testament was originally written in Greek. That would have been, so that points of theological doctrine and discussion could be decided upon much easi­er and more precisely as to the point of view of the original New Testament or New Covenant Church. In the Aramaic, one has to really examine very carefully the context, in order to determine wheth­er a word was indefinite or definite but it is not so difficult with regards to the Greek because of their generally consistent use of the definite article or of not using it, as illustrated above.

Paul the Apostle and perhaps some of the other apostles and other Aramaic Chris­tians, that went into the Greek speaking areas, may have eventually become quite fluent in both the Aramaic and the Greek languages and perhaps even in the Old Latin language of Italy at that time. We therefore can be confident that most of what we have in the Greek Scriptures should be basically reliable. This should be so, even though they are a transla­tion according to the Aramaic and Syriac speaking Christians of the middle Eastern countries.

In many cases though, the Judaic or Aramaic speaking Christians would probably never read the Greek Scriptures, even the Septuagint because they were not written in their language. They would not know of any mistakes therefore in the Greek unless someone asked them or false doctrines started to occur in certain parts of the Church which used the Greek translations.

a. Examples of the God in the Greek Texts

In the following places, according to the textus receptus or the Greek Received Text10 there are definite articles at these places, concerning the Greek word Θεος, for god or God: Mt. 1:23; 3:9; 5:8; 6:30; Spirit of the God: 3:16; The God is a Spirit or a Spirit is the God: John 4:24; son of the God: 4:3,6; thy God: 4:7,10; throne of the God: Mt. 5:34 and “but unto the Son Thy Throne, O God, is for ages and ages”: Heb. 1:8.

As far as we know, this is the only place in the New Testament where there is a definite article before God where it refers to Jesus. If we are wrong, please let us know? Now in this case of Heb. 1:8, following the rules of Greek grammar and syntax, since the speaker here, who is apparently God Almighty, is speaking to a specific god or superior one of his created beings, it was necessary to place a definite article in front of the word for clarification as to which person or being to whom the God most high was speaking. He was speaking to his only begotten son Jesus, according to most commentators, for it is said to be a quotation from Psalm 45:6, 7, a Messianic Psalm. Another way to look at it is if God wanted to stipulate the word “O”, to show the vocative state, for a later translation into our English language, he would have to use the definite article in the Greek along with the vocative case of the word god in the Greek, which in the Attic Greek is the same as the nominative case11. This is also the only way to faithfully quote “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows..” (Psalm 45:6).

Now notice in verse seven above, this important one who was appointed to be a king over God’s people, that this king or superior one has a Superior One over him. That Superior One must be the Most Superior One or Most High God or the Almighty God. Therefore this king is just really a god or a Superior One over all those like you and I who are not superior.

b. Examples of a God in the Greek Texts

There are no definite articles at these places: the mouth of God: Mt. 4:4; children of God: Mt. 5:9; serve God: 6:24; the Word as a god: John. 1:1; sons of God: John 1:12; (Jesus, mani­fested as) a god: 1 Timothy 3:16; Jesus, in the form of a god: Philippians 2:6; and Jesus, to be equal with a god: 2:6.

The above are just samples of illustra­tions that one can show from perhaps 1172 places where the word for God is mentioned in the Received Text.

A similar study can be done with the Spirit versus a spirit of God, showing that the words the Spirit in the Bible often refers to the one just mentioned before or to the Angel of God just mentioned.

So the evidence from the Bible indicates that Jesus was regarded as a god or a superior one, like the judges, kings, prophets, giants, and angels in the Old Testament.

6. Humans are Sometimes Regarded as Gods

Exodus 22:28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people. {gods: or, judges}

Family Bible Notes:

“The gods; magistrates, judges, and other civil rulers, officers under God.

Ps 82: 1 <<A Psalm of Asaph.>> [Superior ones] stand­eth in the congregation of the [Superior One]; he judgeth among the gods. {of Asaph: or, for Asaph}

Family Bible Notes:

A psalm in which unjust rulers and judges are rebuked, and their duties set forth.

“The gods; rulers; called gods on account of their having received from God authority to act as his representatives and in his behalf. Ex 22:28

“Although rulers are elevated to a resemblance in authority and power to the Most High, yet they are dependent upon God for their influence, and to him must render an account for the manner in which they employ it.”

Psalm 82: 2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. 6 I have said, Ye are gods12; and all of you are children of the most High. Isa 41:23 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together. John 10:33 The Judeans answered him, saying, For a good work we do not stone you; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, make yourself a god. 34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods13? 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of the God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, you blasphem­ed; because I said, I am a Son of the God? (Victory Version) Deuteron­omy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: (AV) For Jehwah of your superior ones [their protective and guiding angels, their Patriarchs, leaders, and judges] is the Superior of Superior Ones [or most Superior], and Lord [ruler] of lords [rulers], a great Superior One, a mighty, and a terrible one, who does not regard persons, nor takes reward: (Victory Version)

7. Misunderstood Verses on Jesus

In the Hebrew Old Testament there are also these verses that some use to try to show that Jesus is the God most high or something to that effect.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Jeremiah 23: 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (AV) Isaiah 9:6 For a Child has been born to us, A Son has been given to us, And the rulership power is on his shoulder, And He does call his name Wonderful, Counsellor of the Mighty God of the Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace. (Victory Version) 6 For a Boy is born to us; a Son is given to us, and the chieftainship shall come to be on His shoulder, and His name is called "Marvellous14." Counsel to the master shall He bring, to the chief of the future, welfare. (Concordant Literal Version). For . . . his name is called Wonderful Counsellor, The Mighty One [of] The Everlasting God, The Prince of Peace. (Lamsa Version from the Aramaic Peshitta Version).

As can be seen in the above three alternative versions of Isaiah 9:6, the King James Authorized Version cannot be used to prove that Jesus is the everlasting Father or God. In the Hebrew, to show the genitive case, that is, the grammatical case of relationship of one thing or person from or to another, one just places one noun in front or next to the other as “son Mary Jesus” or in English we would say “son of Mary, Jesus” or “Mary’s son Jesus.” In Hebrew it could also be placed something like this: “Jesus son Mary.” The context would often have to be used though, to understand the right relationships in some cases but in most cases it is quite clear as to what is meant.

With regards to the phrase in the other verse of “the LORD our Righteousness,” this is simply referring to the name of Jesus, which means Jehwah [is] our Saviour or Jehwah [is] our means of righteousness. This is just similar to the formation of the names of many people in the Bible, for example: Elijah (My God is Jehwah), Joab (Jehwah is father), Nehemiah (Jehwah comforts), Uriah (Jehwah is my light), Joshua (Jehwah is salvation), Ahaziah (Jehwah seizes), Jehoahaz (Jehwah seized), Jehoash and Joash (Jehwah is strong), Zechariah (Jehwah remembers), Josiah (Jehwah heals), Isaiah (Salvation of Jehwah), Jeremiah (Exalted of Jehwah), and others.

There is of course the fact though that Jesus said, “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” (John 17:5) indicating as other verses do in the letters to the Colossians and Hebrews, that God created the worlds through Jesus but as shown in other places as mentioned elsewhere in this treatise, God first created Jesus.

So therefore, even from the Old Testament, Jesus is still just a god or a superior one but who has been given kingship over all rulers of the Earth. Praise God.

8. A Oneness with the Father and the Son

There is another problem. Jesus prayed that we believers, even in the twenty-first century would also be one with him and his Father, just as he was one with his father. He also prayed that his glory would also be in us. What did he mean by that?

John 17:11 Hereafter I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I am coming to thee. O Holy Father, protect them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are. [Lamsa transla­tion] 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. [I with them and thou with me, that they may become perfected in one; so that the world may know that thou didst send me, and that thou didst love them just as thou didst love me. (Lamsa)] Hebrews 2: 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

Do not the above verses make it clear that Jesus is talking about a oneness or unity of purpose and spirit of co-operation, with the thoughts of God his Father in him superna­turally or as thought radio waves? Then too, with his Father’s thoughts in him and Jesus’ words, teachings, and a supernatural spirit in us from him, by having the mind of Christ, we therefore have God the Father also in us (1 Cor. 2:16). Also, see John 15:15; 16:13-16; 17:6-8.

9. Now No Trinity or Tri-unity

Note that in the above verses there is no mentioning of the Holy Spirit but there is a mentioning that we are to be part of a Holy Unity with God the Father and with his Son Jesus. That makes us a Holy Tri-unity with God the Father and with Jesus or a Holy Foursome with the Holy Spirit or a Holy Quartet. Do we therefore become a Quartinity, Quarto-unity or would it be Quart-unity? Could it also be or rather be a Poly-unity or Plural-unity?

10. What Does the Bible Say?

Deuteronomy 4:35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that Jehwah15, [it is] he of [all] the gods [literally: Elohim, which = gods or superior ones] [that] there is none else beside him. 6:4 Hear, O Israel: Jehwah of our Gods, Jehwah is one: 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there are no gods with me . . . . Isaiah 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD [or Jehwah], and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God [or Superior One] form­ed, neither shall there be after me. 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. 8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. 45:21 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 [lit­erally: elohim, which is plural, so there are no gods] else beside me; a just God [singular] and a Saviour; there is none beside me. 22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. Romans 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumci­sion through faith. 1Corithi­ans 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. {in: or, for} Ephesians 4: 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6:15 Which in his times he shall show, ®who is̅ the blessed and only Potentate [almighty God (Lamsa transaltion from the Aramaic)], the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom ®be̅ honour and power everlasting. Amen. James 2:19 Thou believ­est that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

11. Just One God!

Note what the Bible really teaches, that there is really just one god, the Father of all the righteous ones and one Lord Jesus, the Christ. This one Lord Jesus is also the one mediator, between us Earthlings and the one God.

Note also that God does not regard Jesus as God to himself and neither does Saint Paul. Therefore who are we and who do the Church leaders think they are to say that Jesus is God16? Since God the Father says that there are no gods and that there is not even a god beside him or before him or will be after him, why does the Roman Catholic religion and its daughters (the main line and regular Protestant churches) insist that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are also great or chief Gods? Are they trying to make out that they know better and that God is a liar?

Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou might­est be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. Psalm 138: 2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

12. Is There Only Jesus?

Some try to deny the existence of the Father and make out that there is only Jesus. If there is no Father God, what happened to him? Do they think Jesus swallowed up the Father in order to replace Him, or something else, like God the Father dying? Here is what the Bible says:

1John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknow­ledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Jude 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Just because it is said that God gave all power to Jesus, does not make him God or the God. See the study below on this topic and this theological error.

a. All Power,

Better Translated as Authority

This phrase of all power is only found twice in the Holy Bible (AV). One of them is in Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” In this particular case the word all in both places is from the same Aramaic word ‘kul,’17 that is listed with the meanings of all and every. The word power though, are from different words. In this case, the word 'power' is #3138, sultana18 in Aramaic. Only the meanings of 'power' and 'authority' are listed in the Concordance to the Peshitta Version. The word power here has the meaning of a ruler under God as with Moslem sultans.

Most English translations from the Greek texts, which were translated at times from the original Aramaic or Syriac autographs or copies of them (the Peshitta and Peshitto Versions), use the Greek word exous­ia, the Greek word for authority. The following English versions use this choice of authority: Revised Version; The Emphasis­ed Bible of J. B. Rother­ham; Today’s English Version; Concordant Literal New Testament; James Mof­fat; Amplified Bible but with the additional meaning of “all power of rule”; The Sacred Scriptures, Bethel Edition of Assemblies of Yahweh (1993); New English Bible; New Living Transla­tion; New American Standard Bible; King James II Version; New World Translation; Jerusalem Bible; Contemporary English; Numeric English (Ivan Panin’s); Numerical Bible; Jewish New Testament; The Original NT (Hugh J. Schonfield); William’s; and the New International Version (twenty versions).

The Greek word exousia, is said to mean “delegated authority, liberty or authority to do anything”19 This word is always translated as authority in the Concordant Version.

So here it very likely should have been translated 'authority' to do one thing or another on behalf of God, his father, just as Joseph of Egypt, was given all authority over the land except for the Phar­aoh's throne. So it is with Jesus. Another example is like a secretary being given authority to sign her boss’s name on any cheque for their company. So it was for Jesus, he was given authority to order the services of any angels as necessary in heaven and on Earth and to take authority over any sicknesses and over any demons.

Acts 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speak­eth the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

Note that Acts 2:36 says “both Lord and Christ” not “God and Christ.” As noted before, God is certainly not a thing and note too, that there is an exception or exemption clause, as found in the verses below:

1 Cor. 15:27 For he [God the Father] hath put all things under his [Jesus’] feet. But when he [God] saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he [God] is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him [Jesus], then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him [God] that put all things under him [Jesus], that [the20] God may be all in all.

b. Power is a Good Translation

in the Following Case

The other instance of its use is in 2 Thessaloni­ans 2:9 “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.” This is about Satan's head man, "the mystery of iniquity."21 The word power is different though in the Aramaic from the all power in Mt 28:18. With all is #1425 (pg 169b), kul, the same as in the above. Here in this verse the word power is #985 pg. 120b, chaila. It is sometimes translated or has the meaning of mighty, energy, be able, and force.

In Acts 6:8, “And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.” The word power is the same one in the Aramaic as above in 2 Thes. 2:9. The words in the Greek are dunamei and dunameos, and in the Authorized Version these words are translated power seventy-seven times and in forty-three other places by words of similar meaning, such as mighty work, miracle, strength, and might.

13. Big Errors in Doctrine

It is apparent that the people that first made up the philosophy of a Trinity did not know the Bible well enough. They may have been converts from pagan religions who must have just adopted their pagan ideas into their Roman Catholic religion. There were already tri-unity beliefs in the pagan world at that time, such as in Assyria, India, and Japan22.

Another thing is that most theologians are just like some prejudicial police officers or detectives, lawyers or prosecuting attorneys trying to prove their cases in a court and sometimes like some judges as well.

In Canada late­ly, it has come to light, through DNA testing that a number of men that have been charg­ed and jailed for murders were totally innocent of their crimes. It has been found, for example, that when any evidence that did not fit into the prosecutor’s efforts to try to pin a murder case on his prime suspect, it was being often discarded or suppressed. Often these pieces of evidence were withheld from the court cases and the juries were not given a proper chance to make informed decisions on the prime suspect. They therefore found these suspects guilty when they were not. A most recent case in Kenora, Ontario lately (November 2004), regarding the murder of Max Kakagemic, a son of a friend of this writer, one of the suspects of this murdered young man, was a nephew of one of the investigating officers. So any clues suggesting this nephew got suppressed and a wrong man went to trial for murder.

So it has been with our theologians, rather than gather all the evidence on each person of the so-called Trinity, they only picked and chose the facts that supported their theories of one multi-headed or multi-faceted God. They most likely got those ideas from pagan converts that were forced to become Roman Catholics by the Roman ruler Constantine and by the Church leaders of the church of Rome over the last many centuries.

14. Most Theologies are Based on a Lie

One other thing is that they have been basing their theology on a lie, that the New Testament was originally all written in the language of the Greeks rather than in the language of the Hebrew people. At the time of the apostles of Jesus, Aramaic was their language. It was the lingua franca of that area for hundreds of years and it even went into what was called Asia Minor, which is now Turkey. The Greek and Roman languages were the languages of commerce at the Mediterranean and of the Roman government but not the languages of the Hebrew people, who often did not think much of their people who learned the tongues of the pagans or gentiles (See the writings of Flavius Josephus, the Jewish historian).

If this is so, then the Greek Scriptures are only a secondary source rather than a primary source of the teachings of Jesus and of his disciples. The Greek manuscripts are only translations of the real writings that had to be written to the Jew first and then in the gentile tongues (Mt. 10:5; Acts 1:8; Ro. 1:16; and 2:10). Knowing what the New Testament Aramaic Scriptures say, therefore, is one of the keys to getting our doctrines correct. (See our chapter “Inspiration of the Bible As Proved through Ivan Panin’s Methods.)

15. Honour to Jesus as to God?

John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: (KJV) 22 For the Father judges no one, but he has given all judgment to the Son, (World English Bible (WEB)) 22 For the Father does not judge any man, but he has entrusted all judgment to the Son; (Lamsa Version (LV)) 23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. (KJV) 23 that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who doesn't honor the Son doesn't honor the Father who sent him. (WEB) 23 So that every man should honor the Son, just as he honors the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. (LV)

Note that in the verses above that the Greek in verse twenty-three has apparently they rather than the he of the Aramaic. When one considers that it was Jesus here speaking and that he knows mankind better than they do themselves, he therefore must have known how poor mankind sometimes honour the Father. Because of this, he could not have said even as or just as they honour the Father. That would mean that he would be calling on people to honour him just as inconsistently as they honour the Father. He would certainly not want that nor would his Father have told him to say that.

Jesus therefore must have meant that his disciples were to honour him consistently and respectfully as one greater than themselves as he was doing regarding his Father. Remember that this must have been God giving him those very words to say, for he said he does not do anything without his Father telling him (John 5:19, 20, 30; 8:28; 12:49; 14:10).

One other thing, God tells us many times to prove and verify things with two or three witnesses. As this passage in the Greek is only found here and no where else, as far as we know, we cannot make a doctrine of the Greek wording, especially when it is cancelled out by the reading in the Aramaic language, the very language that Jesus spoke and in which that very gospel was most likely written.

16. God is Greater than Jesus

This is one of the facts that does not fit at all into the theory or philosophy of three beings being equal. If God is greater than even Jesus, he must be of a different substance or entity than Jesus, angels, and all other things. We mentioned earlier that God’s name of Jehwah means self-existing one. Everyone and everything else came from him and depended on him for their very existence.

John 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is great­er than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. 1 Cor. 15: 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Note too that Jesus said that he did not do anything that his Father did not show him, nor did he say anything that his Father did not tell him to say . He was ever dependant on his Father and without him he could do nothing (John 5:19-30; 8:28; 12:49; 14:10).

The above verses alone should be convincing proof that Christ Jesus could not be God but just a Son of God or just a messenger (Malachi 3:1) or an apostle as Hebrews 3:1 says: “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;”

Jesus of course is more than just an ordinary apostle or messenger (angel) for Hebrews 1:4 says that he was made “so much better that the angels.” See the whole chapter of Hebrews one and of Colos­sians one to see the superiority of Jesus over angels and ourselves but certainly not over God his Father.

17. The God Can Not be Seen by us Mortals

Ex 33:20 And he said, Thou [Moses] canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. Ps 84:11For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. John 1: 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. 1Ti 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. 1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

As God cannot be seen while Jesus could be , they must be two different entities and two different classes of beings. Thank God for Jesus though, for he has declared God his Father to us to be a loving caring God and to be greater than himself.

18. The God, the Father is a Jealous God

Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Deuteronomy 4:24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. De 5:9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, De 6:15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth. Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. Nathan 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD reveng­eth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. {God ...: or, The LORD is a jealous God, and a revenger, etc} {is furious: Heb. that hath fury} (KJV)

What Can We Now Conclude?

We had better not worship Christ Jesus as God at all nor the Holy Spirit but give them both due reverence as they are God’s special messengers for him and to us. They also are used of God, to take our requests or prayers to heaven.

Special Precautions with Regards to the Christ

Did not Christ Jesus of Nazareth say that some would come in his own name to deceive people that he was their Christ, Messiah, or a or the special Anointed One? Note that the word Messiah (from the Hebrew) or Christ (from the Greek), simply meant in those Bible days, someone who was ordained by a prophet of God or anointed with oil by a prophet or by one of his representatives to be a king, a priest, a prophet, or preacher for God.

Matthew 24: 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am [the]Christ; and shall deceive many. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is [the] Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Mark 13: 21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is [the] Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: 22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. 1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that [the] antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time23.

Note that Mt. 24:5 does not necessarily mean that people will come saying I am Jesus Christ, Christ Jesus, or the Messiah Yeshua or some other spelling, to deceive you or I, even though that has probably been done. It probably means that some preachers or leaders will claim that they have come to your home through television, your computer, your church or city in Jesus’ name to bless us and the church, when actually they are wolves in sheep clothing to fleece the flock of our wealth. CBC television in Canada lately (perhaps last October 2004) had a documentary on a very well known evangelist who was living like an earthly king in between his crusades and was not praying for the really sick cases on the stage, lest people would see that there was no power of God in him or in his prayers.

Please see the context of the above verses and also see 1 Jn 4:3 and 2 Jn 7. Note too that from the above verses, it says that false Christs were already making their appearances in the Church years ago. What about today? From the way the world is in so much sin and unrest, it appears that there are plenty of Anti-christs, false prophets, pastors, priests, and other Church leaders. We must therefore check their fruits to see whether they are of God (Mt 7:16, 20). Every now and then a program may be on television or someone will come to your door saying that they are from the local Kingdom Hall or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before you invite them into your home for a visit, check up on their beliefs and background with that of Freemasonry and see if there is any similarity. Check up on the religious beliefs of their churches to see if they agree with the Holy Bible. If they do not agree on the fundamentals of the Christian faith, that of salvation by faith through the shed blood of Christ Jesus and the necessity of living of a holy life once one has become born again, they are not a Christian church. We should check up on all other main line churches and religions in similar ways.

So please read the Bible so that you will be able to very easily recognize the phoneys. Even if you read the Bible though, you may not be able to recognize a phoney until you repent of your sins and become a genuine follower of the Christ Jesus of the Bible. Then you will be given God’s Holy Spirit who will then guide you into all truth. See below for more about the true Holy Spirit.

Special Precautions with Regards to the Spirit

The Holy Spirit though, seems to be due extra special reverence as well, in fact even more so than with Jesus, for he is God’s most usual way to communicate with us beside through the Bible. Note that as God the Father is Spirit (John 4:24; 2 Cor. 3:17; 1 Tim. 1:17), that is, invisible to us but very real, holy and awesome, so are his Holy Spirits that represent him and talk to us as if they were God themselves. That is why we dare not blaspheme the Holy Spirit, for if we do so, we cut our phone line to heaven, there is no other way then to communicate to God to be forgiven of our sins. We are therefore in danger of eternal damnation. See the verses below.

Mark 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. 28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: [Also in Math 12:29-33] Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gather­eth not with me scatter­eth abroad. Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

Big Problem Though!

False and deceiving spirits can make out that they are the Holy Spirit and deceive the very elect if possible.

1 Jo 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 2 Jo 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 1 Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Mt 8:28-34 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with [very small demons, like flies 24], coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

Mr 1:23-26 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

Mr 16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils25.

Mt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, [who are being led by unclean spirits] and [they] shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

It therefore can be seen from the above, there is a great danger in not checking the spirit that might be leading us or even talking to us at times.

In other words, believers can have unclean and clean spirits in them at the same time. This is a sample of what the Bible says on this topic:

1Co 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. Jas 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Right now, almost all of us have friendly good bacteria which God uses to help break down our food in our intestines but if we get some bad bacteria or other pathogens in it as well, a little to major warfare will go on, indigestion happens and later, often diarrhea results. So it is spiritually, when a person repents of his major sins but may have forgotten about some of them, the ones that were repented and the demonettes or spirits that specialized in them get ousted out by the holy spirits of God. The evil filthy ones get ousted out of the brain and other areas of the body in which they had been dwelling but the other ones remain to still cause trouble now and then. See the illustration below for how Jesus explained it.

Matthew 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh [travels (from the Aramaic in the Lamsa Version (LV))] through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept [warm (LV)], and garnished [well furnished (LV)]. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Note that the demonette returned to find his house or home empty, warm, and well furnished. Could that not mean that the man, woman, or older child, the host of the body had perhaps decided to turn over a new leaf, like to say to stop drinking or smoking but he only did it on his own? If he had invited Jesus into his heart and mind, Jesus would have sent in his Holy Spirits to help him clean house thoroughly, of even other sins he did not even know he had. God’s Holy Spirits would then remain in the host’s body to occupy and help him make sure that the spirits of alcohol or smoking do not come back to mess up his relationship with God and his fellow mankind and to ruin his health.

Our bodies are made up of millions of cells and science now knows that microscopic organisms can get into our cells, live there for awhile and replicate themselves or reproduce themselves to the point that they start damaging the cell so much that they cannot perform their regular duties. They will sometimes swell up or simply die because of the pathogen that got into the cells. Well it appears that the pathogens, though they live in this real world of ours, can be influenced upon by the spirit world. The evil spirits work together with these pathogens to make us sick.

Examples of Problems:

1. A Witch Doctor in America

One medical doctor in the U. S. A., milked one family of $40,000 a year about two or three years ago by knowing how to kill or expel parasites and also how to give the mother and her child new and different parasites through pills or other medication that he would provide them. The woman started to bring her son in because of a certain sickness of parasites. The doctor prescribed something that appeared to eliminate the problem in a short time. About six weeks later though, the child would come down with something else. A similar thing would happen as before but the mother started to get sick as well. These cycles went on for more than a year until she met a Christian woman who directed her to perhaps a Christian Naturopathic Physician. She gave her a certain parasite cleansing treatment for her son and herself which never had any so-called side effects of other sicknesses or reactions. The mother, upon becoming a Christian herself, realized that her family medical doctor must have been a witch or sorcerer. So evil spirits were in the doctor who knew about this devilish game and they encouraged the doctor to take advantage of the poor woman and child (Rick Wiles former short wave radio program, American Freedom News on 12.160 MHz).

In the absence of a devilish money loving leech as that doctor was, people who are not filled with the Holy Spirit will very likely have evil spirits in them that will try to get people to eat certain foods to make them more likely to eat parasites or other pathogens, or to overeat or eat certain food that will make them fat, epileptic, diabetic, psychotic or something else that is abnormal.

From personal experience and reports we have heard or read, at times some evil spirits are just like regular human beings but some can be real big, because of puffing themselves up or something, to try to make you think that they are all powerful but most often, they are just the small demonettes, imps, or other small animal-like creatures. They are of course not powerful at all, in comparison to Jesus but without Jesus you will probably be deceived and tricked to be destroyed or injured badly in one way or another, and worst of all, lose your soul.

Remember that the Bible says that one third of the heavenly beings were put out of the heavens. As the Bible describes heavenly beings as seraphim, cherubim, angelic looking men, birds, and other animals (read the Book of Revelation) then the evil ones who were once in heaven centuries ago must be like the heavenly ones, but not as powerful. See the incident of Moses in the palace in Egypt with the Pharaoh and his number of magicians. They could also make snakes or serpents (apparently spirit ones) out of their staffs as Moses did but there was a big difference, Mose’s staff or serpent swallowed up all the other ones (Ex. 7:9-12).

2. Radio Talk-show Host

One radio talk-show host, while riding his motorcycle, nearly got killed in a terrible crash with an automobile. The radio host had thought that he had no need to repent of his sins and submit to the kingship of Jesus on this Earth and had made fun of two or more other Christians that did. He also rejected the counsel of this writer. The radio host had at times mentioned how a voice, guide, or an angel had helped him in the past on more than one occasion in perhaps dangerous predicaments. So he probably felt he was just as good as the two Christians that he criticized, as well as this preacher. He may have also thought that St. Paul made out that Jesus was God as some Christians make out but he did not do so at all. The radio host then put down the writings of St. Paul in the Bible as being suspect or not worthy to be in the Bible. What an error for him to make.

Why would this radio show host do such things, would it not be because of spirits of pride and of stubbornness that influenced him to do those stupid things. But do not laugh at him because we all have to fight such spirits now and then, especially if we find God has gifted us in one way or another, as God gifted that talk-show host. Pray for him please.

From all these sins that he had committed, God must have felt that he met this criteria, that of touching God’s anointed, when the host should have had more respect for those who love God. The Bible says, “Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.”(1Ch 16:22 ; Ps 105:15). Notice that this warning is found twice in the Bible. This means it is very important and that a doctrine can be made with it. God then gave the man over to Satan to smarten up but he apparently told Satan, that you can try to kill him and mess him up in a hospital for months but you can not kill him outright, for I still have some work for him to do for me and perhaps he might yet submit to my Holy Spirit and my Son Jesus.

Remember also Ananias and Sapphira, who lied to Peter and died a moment after (Acts 5:1-11).

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? {to lie to: or, to deceive} 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

Note that Peter must have perceived that it was Satan was behind this deception and had encouraged the man and his wife to deceive the disciples and then to lie to Peter. As Peter was just being an avenue and a mouth piece for the Holy Spirit and God though, he realized that they were lying mainly to God. Peter, being filled with the Holy Spirit, also happened to have the Spirit of discernment, which apparently went in for good measure plus he had the Spirit of truth, the Comforter (see John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; 1 Joh 4:6).

3. Getting Supernatural Help with Problems

Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Note that in the verses above, it says that the world cannot receive the Spirit of truth because it does not see him. Why is that? They do not have the faith that believers in Jesus and in God the Father do. We see with our faith but they cannot. See the Letter to the Hebrews, 11:1-3, especially in the Lamsa Version from the Aramaic, which also has “. . . as it was the substance of things which have come to pass . . . .” We see with our faith as a blind man says, “I see what you mean.” when we tell him something and he understands what we mean.

Whenever people truly realize how awful sinners they are and truly repent of all their sins of which they could think and also ask God in Jesus’ name for help and forgiveness of any other sins of commission or omission, then God will move in with his Holy Spirit to help them clean up. If the person also wants to really be a blessing to God and others, he should ask God for an infilling of the Holy Spirit with some evidence of God’s answer to prayer. He should tell God that he would like to be able to pray better for God and others by being able to double pray and to double sing, through the gift of tongues. “What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” (1 Cor. 14:15). In other words we will be able to pray in our minds for people we know about or ourselves and whatever needs that are known, while letting the Holy Spirit use our tongues and lips to pray for others or ourselves about needs only he may know. Only then can we be twice as effective as Christians in God’s spiritual army.

Do not be guilty though of misunderstanding this particular verse as many tongue talking believers do:

1 Cor. 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. {understandeth: Gr. heareth} 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

Some people, on realizing that they are often down in spirits, they want the gift of speaking in tongues in order to lift themselves up or to edify themselves as the Bible says in the first part of the above verse four (4) but what about what the rest of the verse says. Does it not say: “but he that prophesi­eth edifies the church?” In other words it is better to desire a gift for the purpose of edifying the Church than in just edifying yourself. The author here is therefore saying that it is wrong to want to get the gift of speaking in tongues in order to edify ourselves. The Bible says that this gift is not the best thing to pray and wish for. It is to be so holy that God will be able to prophesy or preach through us (1 Cor. 14:24, 39). Remember though 1 Cor. thirteen, the love chapter of the Bible. It says that if we speak in tongues or prophecy without love, we are like sounding brass, tinkling cymbals, or nothing at all (1 Cor. 13:1, 2). The below mentioned incident proves these points.

4. The Disillusioned Pastor

In the summer of 1968, this preacher was on a student internship assignment in Nanaimo, British Columbia. He met a man who had been a pastor up to perhaps one or two weeks before. He felt that he had to resign his position apparently after a strange experience at his church. After he and perhaps some others had apparently p/rayed for three people to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to receive the gift of speaking in tongues, it appeared that God had answered their prayers. According to him, three people had fallen to the floor under the power of the Holy Ghost and were now talking amazingly in tongues or unknown languages and were rolling on the floor. He suddenly saw a fourth person though, standing off to one side laughing at the people rolling on the floor. There was also streaks of lightening coming from above and was apparently empowering the people on the floor to speak in tongues and to roll about. He also saw though, the reddish very angry looking face of Jesus at the front of the church.

On that particular day, some days or more after that strange event, and having resigned his position as pastor, he still could not figure out what he had done wrong or what had really happened. Do you know? Some time after speaking to the pastor or as he was being told this, these thoughts came to this born-again student preacher about this incident.

The pastor and his associates were encouraging the church people to seek the gift of speaking in tongues for self edification rather than to please God and to get more of him or more of Jesus. As they did not, Jesus let them have a strong delusion that they were being filled with the Holy Spirit when they were not. They were being filled with demonettes, unclean, filthy26 parasitic spirits of the Devil. For some reason or anoth­er Jesus decided to intervene and put a stop to that pastor’s foolishness and also reveal to this preacher some more false teaching that was being practised in the Church. They were the teachings that all speaking in tongues are from God and that it is proper to seek the gift of tongues for self edification.

The fourth man that was laughing was probably a lord over the flies (Baalzebub) or other small demons (demonettes) that were inside the seekers and were ruining the lives of the foolish selfish people rolling on the floor.

Proofs of Demonettes?

About twenty years ago, this preacher was called to the aid of a friend who worshipped Mary and had conversations, at least she thought she did, with Mary. She got a bit sick though during the night and wanted to be taken to the hospital. Before taking her though, this preacher wanted to know in what way was she sick and what had been happening. She told him that she had been hearing voices and that she woke up feeling very itchy and that she felt something else was very wrong and unusual.

He therefore dealt with her, concerning the voices and tried sharing the Bible with her. One voice though, told her to not listen to her friend who was trying to counsel her at that moment. This preacher then started to command the false spirit of errors in her to leave in Jesus’ name. They started to leave but because this preacher had back slid a bit at that time, he was quite weak, like a nominal Christian and was far from being strong in Jesus and God as he had been in the past. There was some struggle in the spirit world and every now and then the deceiving sickening spirits would go back into the woman. After quite some time, this preacher finally found out what was going on, he had been commanding the unclean spirits to leave mostly but not entirely in Jesus’ name and in the blood of the Lamb. They would only come out though, as he repeated those words but as he got tired of saying those same words, he varied things a bit by saying “Hallelujah, Hallelujah!” repeatedly for a number of times. During all this time the unclean spirits kept on coming out of the woman, according to her feelings and perceptions until the words were changed to something else.

Suddenly the spirits stopped coming out and went back in. The woman suddenly told me, “What did you say that for?” At that time, this preacher did not even know what he had said wrong. In time, this guy figured it out. He would have figured it out sooner but because he had back slid into desiring the things of this world, more than the things of heaven, it took about an hour, more or less of counselling and deliverance time before he finally realized what he was saying wrong. Then even once the woman and he had learned what was being said wrong, it still came out wrong now and then from a force of habit.

This was because the preachers of his day were often encouraging their congregations to say things that were not really Biblically sound. Two or more, even wrote books on it because they thought things improved so much for them, their congregations, and people that they had counselled.

1. Do Not Use Praise the Lord!

Yes, they were teaching people to say “Praise the Lord!” and “Praise the Lord anyhow!” when things went wrong. If they were strong Christians, God knew who they meant and he blessed them now and then for what they were saying and meaning, in spite of their ignorance. It is high time now though that the Church smarten up as to what the Bible really says and learn about the tricks of the devil.

What was wrong you say with saying “Praise the Lord!”? Well, you are probably forgetting that the Bible says that there are lords many? (1 Cor. 8:5). This woman had been worshipping a lord of demons and demonettes that resided at times on a branch on a tree in her yard in Winnipeg. She would talk to it at times, thinking it was the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. At other times she would talk to Mary and another false deceiving lord, who would then talk to her as well. So when this preacher and the woman would agree with the demanding of the filthy spirits in her to leave in Jesus’ name and such other words as mentioned above, they would leave. When this preacher though would say even accidentally, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” the demonettes would suddenly start heading back into her mouth and body, that is, according to the woman who was demon oppressed. She even had a spirit snake wrapped around her left leg and another one wrapped around her head of hair, according to her words.

2. The Nothingness of a Backslid Preacher

At one point, this preacher was so back slid that there must have been next to no Spirit of God in him at all. Why? He must have just been working so far on head knowledge for the woman saw a demon, apparently the size of a man walk right through him. Upon hearing this, the preacher man considered his own spiritual state. He realized that he had back slid badly and had desired the desires of the flesh more than the desires of holiness and fellowship with God. He then repented right there and then and asked God to forgive him and give him another chance to live for God.

God answered his prayers for shortly after this, this preacher got tired of this battle in the spirit world that was going on. He therefore prayed and asked God to see what he was dealing with, to see some of those things that the tormented woman was feeling and seeing. This preacher had to patiently wait about ten minutes before he finally saw what was going on. In the woman’s kitchen where they were having their deliverance session at that moment, he suddenly saw a number of speck’s of light27, about eight or nine of them or so in about the kitchen at about eye level over a spread of about five feet across. One of them, perhaps the closest one to himself was screaming away as if it was being burnt alive. Finally after some more struggles in deliverance, the woman finally got set free, at least we thought.

3. A Phoney Spirit of The Father,

Son, and Holy Spirit

The next morning, this preacher visited the lady again and saw her with hands outstretched to her ceiling in her bedroom. Here she was worshipping the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who she thought had just been speaking to her. After about twenty minutes of her prayers in the absence of no holy feelings at all (at least to this preacher) in the room or suite, she finally got tired and put her arms down.

As can be seen, this woman like many Roman Catholics, realized that they were sinners and wanted to be holy. They therefore worshipped God as best as they could but without proper knowledge, as they hardly ever read the Bible. They mostly relied on their priests to tell them how to worship God and get right with God but if you speak to many priests about their Bible readings, you will find that until just lately, not many priests even read the Bible for they were encouraged not to read it. They were also told to dissuade their people from reading the Bible and especially the King James Authorized Version, which they feared.

The Vatican is also fearful of the Charismatic Movement, for sometimes the truth comes out and people are encouraged to start reading the Bible and have fellowship with real born again Christians.

After a further talk with her, we knelt down at her bedside with a Bible before us and read passages here and there as the Holy Spirit led this preacher. She soon got delivered and as far as this preacher knows, she has never been troubled again in such a like manner.

So here we have a case where a woman experienced swarms of very small like spirits or demonettes coming out of her at commands in Jesus’ name. A preacher that was dealing with her also saw them as small specks of light, smaller than fire flies. There is also a verse at 2 Cor. 11:14, which says that the Devil transforms himself into an angel of light and the Bible speaks much of a lord called Baalzebub or Beelzebub (lord of flies).

4. More Unseen Fly-like Spirits

A year or more after this incident, while dealing with a young man who had back slid badly and who wanted some help with his sinful condition, the preacher and the younger man knelt all alone with God, at a kneeling bench or Mercy Seat at a Salvation Army worship centre and prayed together. They demanded in Jesus’ name, that the unclean spirits come out right away and while kneeling down, they started to come right out of the back of the man’s neck as this preacher prayed over the man and had his hands on his back and head.

This is possible as they are spirit beings like Jesus who was able to walk right through walls and suddenly appear in front of his disciples (John 20:19, 26).

5. Son of Morris Cerullo

This experience reminds this preacher of hearing or reading of how the son of the Evangelist Morris Cerullo of San Diego, California, got sick while on a mission trip with his father to India. His father must have been more prayed up for the trip than the son, who may have been relying on the spirituality or faith of his father for his Father did not get sick of the air like his son. According to brother Morris, it was demonic spirits in the air there that were making his son sick. It was because of the presence of so many followers or believers in the pagan religion of Hinduism. There was next to no Spirit of the Living Superior One to drive them away or to send them to hell at the demands of Christian believers.

Of course there are other reasons to believe that there are demonettes and that is because the Greek New Testament uses the diminutive tense of the word demon. Did you know that? If you were a Greek scholar, you should have but because most are not, no wonder preachers and their parishioners know next to nothing about the spirit world, how the devil has been tricking and deceiving the Church, and how they themselves have been deceived so much.

2 Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

What other Forms?

This should be an easy one to figure out. As the Bible teaches that everything came from God, that God created the angels and that he makes them spirits and his ministers flames of fire (Heb. 1:7), that one third of them got put out of heaven (Rev. 12:4), then whatever angels of God looked like then, angels of the devil must look very similar or the same. It also must stand to reason that whatever angels of the devil, or demons and demonettes look like, then God’s ministers must look like them as well. Why? It is because they were once brothers or members of the same family of God.

It appears that the large evil spirits are lords or captains over the small miniature ones that are small enough to indwell us like the man who was called Legion (Mk. 5:9, 15; Lk. 8:30). Remember too about Moses who got so much of the Holy Spirit that some of what was on or in him, blessed seventy-two others of the Israelites in the wilderness to the point that they were all able to prophecy for God (Num­bers 11:16-29).

1. Night Creatures

Some people think that many evil spirits are like the animals of the night, like frogs, owls, vermin, as well as sneaky animals like snakes and serpents. When this preacher was dealing with that woman, a spirit pretended or seemed to have been speaking to the lady through a ceramic frog in her kitchen, that was being used to hold a pot scrubber.

In most churches today though, most people have only some good spirits in them along with some unclean spirits that battle things out in their conscience now and then, trying to see who will get control of the throne of the so-called believer or make-believer. See James 3:10-12. In other words just as the unclean or filthy spirits of the enemy are mostly very small beings, so are the Holy Spirits of God. That means that a lay person or even a preacher or pastor, who could have gotten saved and born again from above (John 3:3) years ago, could slowly allow some sinful habits or things to come into his life, things that are even shameful.

These sinful things come with evil devilish spirits to try to make the saint sin to the point that they stop listening to God’s Holy Spirit and become hopelessly lost. Some, who try to be good Christians suddenly flare up like mad men or women for a moment or so, because of the influence of the unclean spirits in them, getting the victory over the few little but strong Holy Spirits. Has this ever happened to you? Has this happened to a loved one? If so pray, repent, and be baptized in Jesus’ name and be filled with the Holy Spirit. “Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Ac 2:38).

2. All Things are Parallel

One other thing, the Evangelist Morris Cerullo once said that all things are parallel. He may have been referring to the spirit world and our world or he may have been referring to symbolism and patterns of prophecies. If he was referring to the Spirit world and ours, then whatever we find down here, then we will find things similar in the unseen world (Sheol in the Hebrew). In heaven, it will be more beautiful and amazing while in hell ( the bad dark part of the unseen world) it will be likely ugly, dark, and unappealing. It means too though, that just as there are parasites in this world under the sun, then there are parasites in the unseen world that will try to get into us, to live off of our energy and strength.

How about you? Do you think you may have some parasites living in you, from this world28 or from the unseen world? Consider this in relation to the above section on flies and the paragraphs below.

So when the Bible said that the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus like a dove, then there are spirit-beings in both the holy and bad spirit kingdoms that look like doves. Some look like horses (2 Kings 2:11--Elijah and the chariot of fire and the horses of fire) while some others look like frogs (Rev. 16:13). In some cases though, all spirits of a certain kind may have all decided to follow the Devil when he opposed God in heaven. In that case, all snakes or frog like species may have all been expelled from heaven at the same time. The symbolism that God uses in the Bible are a clue as to what the spirit world creatures look like and to whose side that they belong. See the books of Daniel and Revelation for more.

The First and Second Books of Adam and Eve also relate cases where the demons appeared like regular people and sometimes like beautiful maidens. The Bible says, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (2 Co. 11:14) “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” (Heb 13:2). In other words you or I may have met a demon in disguise lately, who appeared to you or me as a regular human being according to our weaknesses. We may have also met a holy angel of God too tough.

Another way this scenario happens is that the man, woman, or an older child that we may have just met, may have simply been a regular human who was indwelt by spirits of the Devil to try to trip us up or make us sin. An example might be of someone just showing up shortly after we made up our mind to quit over-eating, smoking, drinking alcohol, gambling, illicit sex, watching porno movies, or whatever else has been our hang up from being a good person. What does that person do? He or she may even be your old buddy. He or she wants you to once again have a great time with him or her, in that very sin that you resolved to never do again. Has this not happened to you? We are sure it has at one time or another. That was the devil working to destroy you and me. He has assigned familiar spirits to us to find out our every weakness and to play on them to destroy us (Lev. 19:31; 20:6; Deut. 18:11; 1 Sam. 28:3, 9; 2 Kg 21:6; 23:24; Isa. 8:19; 19:3). He especially uses your none Christian friends and neighbours to get at you.

The Only Baptism that Counts

What we need to do is to repent of all our sins, whatever they are, whatever that separates you or me from being close to God. Pray to God the Father in Jesus’ name, ask God in faith, that through the shed blood of Jesus and your repentance and confession of your faith, that God would cleanse your entire body, mind, and soul through using his Holy Spirit (the only baptism that counts). Ask him too, to fill you with the Holy Spirit so that there will be no room for any spirit of the enemy. Ask him that every cell in your body that once had an evil spirit or parasite of the enemy will now be cleansed and occupied by holy Spirits of God instead. Then as you obey all of God’s words of advice, love him, and try to serve him, his holy Spirit will help you and keep you continually from the evil ones. The Bible says: 2 Th 3:3, But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. Jude 1:24, Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. Also see Isaiah 1:18; Jer. 4:14; John 3:5; 2 Cor. 7:1; Eph. 5:25, 26; 2 Tim. 2:21; Titus 3:5; Heb. 9:14; 10:22; 1 Pet. 3:21; and 1 John 1:7 on the baptism that counts.

More Cases of Deception:

1. Not All Voices are Voices of God

About seventy years ago in Winnipeg, Manitoba, an apparently well respected preacher by the name of Valdez had great numbers of people coming to his meetings. At one of his meetings, a friend of mine saw a miniature leg suddenly grow to full growth on a young boy who was being prayed for by the preacher and the audience. Another person that this preacher met was also at the same meetings. She was there with her husband. They may have just become Christians during his meetings. Upon getting home from one of the services, they apparently both heard what they thought was God or the Holy Spirit talking to them. He said, apparently something like this: that they were to prove their love to God by sacrificing their son. Her husband agreed that they should do that very thing, seeing God had just spoken to them. It never apparently occurred to them that there might be another spirit that could also speak to them like the Holy Spirit. They therefore sacrificed their child. The next day or so, the police found out about it and locked them up. After quite a stir in the city, Valdez had to quickly leave29. Later the married couple ended up in a psychiatric institution in the province. After some years, they apparently were released and then this writer met the lady at church one day and learned of this incident.

2. An Apparent Attempt at Suicide

There was another case, where a young man was in Toronto, who was possibly on alcohol and drugs. He too heard what he may have thought was the voice of God talking to him. The voice told him though, that seeing things were going so bad for him, he might as well use the knife he had in his hand and jab himself in the stomach and end his life. His left hand that held the knife started to jab himself in the stomach. He had to struggle terribly hard with his other hand to keep himself from getting hurt and killed. Later this same man became a good wise Christian believer. This writer met this person as well, but on a street in Winnipeg.

3. A Novice

Another but more recent case is that of another man, who also claims to hear God speaking to him every day. He claims that he hears God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit talking to him in conversational style as you and I might talk to a friend or a family member. Quite often a voice that he has been hearing has been teaching him things about the Bible in a topical fashion, that is, on one topic at a time. The voice had also been revealing Scripture references to prove or support what he was teaching the man. When the man shared some of these supposed revelations to this preacher, some of them definitely were consistent with what the Bible really says and some of his revelations or insights on how to understand God and the Bible were already known by this preacher.

One message he got from the Spirit about ten years ago, was most definitely of God, that is, in the opinion of this preacher, who have known many people who have left the Roman Catholic religion. This novice asked the Spirit, if he should leave his Roman Catholic religion30. He said that the Spirit or a voice told him that if he did not, he would likely lose his soul. On another occasion, while also being guided by the Holy Spirit, it was revealed to him that many miracles of bleeding crucifixes and weeping statues of Mary were miracles of the Devil. These were being done to convince the deceived followers of their parent’s religions 31 to keep in them and away from the true Bible-based religions and their followers.

At times though, he obviously had been getting messages from the spirit of error but he is not the only one. On now seeing and hearing of so much deception going on in different aspects of religion and life in general, it appears that we have all been tricked at one time or another.

Consider the story of how Joshua and all his military men and elders got tricked. See Joshua 9:3-27. You will see in this story that the spirit of the devil can come in people and will speak to you to deceive you through other people.

When this certain novice got quite elated that he was the only one to whom a certain bite of information or fact may have been revealed, he got quite proud and would not take correction and started to come up with new, supposed insights that started to belittle Christ Jesus and the power of the blood of the lamb. He also started to see relationships of phrases in the Bible that just were not there, in order to prove his new pet doctrine that he had thought the Spirit of God had revealed to him.

4. A New Name for God?

What was that pet doctrine? It is that the name of Melchizedek is really God’s forgotten and real name and that it should be used in prayer and in casting out spirits instead of the name of Jesus. This is not scripturally sound at all, for there are no Scriptures in the Old Testament to support this and only possibly one in the New Testament that appears to suggest that it is God’s name. This teaching was never taught or even mentioned as such in the Old Testament.

For a while, this preacher was not going to mention this misunderstanding but on hearing that this new false prophet has started to spread his false beliefs into Ontario, to a well-known preacher of that area and to Christians, to Moslems, and possibly to Jehovah Witnesses in Winnipeg, it was felt that this misunderstanding should be straightened out right from the start.

Where did this novice get such a wacky belief? He claimed that God told him that this Melchizedek name was really God’s name but it is not even a name. It is really just a title of the social standing of a person who held the positions of a priest and of the king of Salem, which later became Jerusalem.

Insight from The Book of Jasher

The misunderstanding started with Saint Paul. He apparently did not know the real name of the priest and king of Salem at that time. When he checked out the genealogies for the word Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18; Ps. 110:4; Heb. 5:6; 6:20; and 7:1), he could not find it mentioned, though he realized that it meant “king of righteousness and again, king of Salem, which means king of peace” (Heb. 7:2 Lamsa Version). If Paul had only read the Hebrew Book of Jasher (see Joshua 10:13; 2 Sam. 1:18), he would have read that it was simply Shem, one of the sons of Noah, from which the Hebrew people originated. There are copies available even today in Hebrew and in English of this book as the Book of Jasher, but one has to make sure it is the one first published in English in 184032. Saint Paul may have not read this book though, for during Rome’s conquest of Jerusalem in seventy A. D. or C. E. there apparently were not many copies of it around. It is mentioned in the introduction of the English translation, that there was perhaps only one existing in Jerusalem at that time and only thirteen Hebrew copies were known to be existing in synagogues throughout the world.

In this same book, it mentions that Abraham was raised in Shem’s household until he was about twelve years of age. Shem was therefore his well respective ancestral father who still hung to his father’s love for God. He therefore became a priest for God on behalf of his people in his area of Salem (later named Jerusalem). Seeing he was their ancestral father and elder and was very likely well respected, his family made him their king.

According to the Bible, this same Shem lived for 502 years after the deluge of Noah (Gen. 11:11). He must have been very much alive during all the years of Abraham, as he only lived for 175 years (Gen. 25:7). According to our studies and findings in Bible chronology, the deluge of the whole world in Noah’s time started in 2225 B. C.33, while Abraham was born in 1933 B. C. (Ivan Panin says 1939 or possibly 1953 B. C.). So if these years are even close to the right years, Shem must have still been alive, possibly even till thirty-five years after Abraham died, possibly in 1758 B. C.

If the above is true, then why would Shem not be ruler of Salem, especially since some of the Hebrew people of Shem were destined to live in Jerusalem and later have an everlasting king there? All the people in that area were his and his wife’s descendants anyways.

Paul made the following statement, as translated from the Greek: “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” (Hebrews 7:3) but from the Aramaic it says: “Neither his father nor his mother is recorded in the genealogies; and neither the beginning of his days nor the end of his life; but, like the Son of God, his priesthood abides for ever.” (Lamsa Version)

The above was the result of looking up that descriptive title of Melchize­dek rather than the name of Shem. It appears that the devil knew that the novice would get highly elated on learning something new that no one else seemed to know. So it appears an unclean spirit, working for the Devil of course, told him that God had hidden his name from people and that he would discover it under the name of Melchizedek. The novice then found the above-mentioned description in Hebrews 7:3. He also thought that Melchizedek was really God the Father speaking through Jesus and that Jesus was a priest after Melchizedek or that Jesus is that Melchizedek today.

As you can see he is quite simple minded and acts like a mental case at times but many might not realize this soon enough and get swayed by his overbearing and persuasive nature at times.

It is true though that both God the Father and his son Jesus, could claim the term Melchizedek, to describe themselves, as they are both kings of righteousness and of peace but again, it is not a personal name. See our chapters on the names of God and of Jesus.

The other part of his mixed up belief is that Jesus was a priest after Melchizedek. No. He was a priest after the priestly order of Melchizedek (Ps. 110:4). It was a priest and kingship order and one of righteousness. In Shem’s case, it included the position of king of Jerusalem as well. It also appears to have been without the many technical regulations of the Levitical order of priests. Jesus of course was of this order because he was to become our high priest and our king of righteous and king of the Judeans (Mt. 27:37; Mk. 15:26; Lk. 23:38; and John 19:19) and therefore over Jerusalem, just like Shem. The Levitical order was only for that of priests of the family of Levi and for them to only be ordained priests, not kings as well.

5. Does God Hate or Love Piety?

Another false teaching from one of the voices that this same lone ranger heard, was that God hates piety. From the many Bible stories of the piety of Enoch, of Noah, of Jabez, of Hezekiah, of Christ, of Cornelius, of Barnabas, of Ananias, of Timothy, and of Daniel praying at certain times of the day and fasting and praying at other times for specific answers to prayer, it appears that God must have loved their sincere reverence to him. It also appears from the way many people go to church now-a-days that they too have been listening to the same spirit of error, for they often just go to church in casual clothes, as if they were just going to a friend’s house for fun and games.

The Bible speaks of us someday going to the marriage supper of the lamb of God (Rev. 19:9). That means dressing up for a wedding, does it not? So it was for those foolish and wise virgins (Mat. 25:1-13). Let us consider the case of the man that was caught at a wedding without a special suit (Mat. 22:2-14)? It is really about someone who did not have the clean beautiful robes of righteousness, the garments of salvation (Isa. 61:10; Rev. 16:15; 19:8) as required to go to heaven. He was therefore cast out into outer darkness where there is gnashing of teeth. So let us dress up for a fitting occasion of having fellowship with God, with his holy son Jesus, the holy angels, and/or with departed saints (Heb. 12:1). Let us also prepare our hearts through repentance and prayer, forgiving one another of our many short comings, remembering that we have had either the same or similar problems.

In other words, when we go to church or go to have fellowship with believers in God and in his son Christ Jesus, we should go well dressed up, as if to meet a special person, like at a wedding.

If we do not have any fancy or really good clothing, we should just go as clean and as tidy as we can. God is no respecter of persons (1 Pet 1:17). He will understand. If we go in clean sharp clothing only to show off or to make a good impression on other Church members, God will see that and we will lose his favour and a reward. If we go nicely dressed up and clean, out of respect of going to a house of God or to a house of prayer, then we will receive due favour and a blessing from him.

God can perceive our hearts or minds and he knows whether our piety is genuine or not and whether our casual clothing is out of disrespect to his holiness and awesome power, whether they are the best clothes we have, or whether through a genuine misunderstanding of what God expects of us. God knows and understands. Just do what is right and proper with respect to God.

Take note of the following verses about standing on holy ground and on being in the presence of God.

Exodus 3:5 And he said [to Moses], Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Acts 7:33 Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground. Ex 20:24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. Joshua 5:14 And he said [to Joshua], Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? {captain: or, prince} 15 And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so. Mt 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Hebrews 12: 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 1 Cor 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. {ordinances: or, traditions} 3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. (KJV) 10 because of this the woman ought to have a token of authority upon the head, because of the messengers [or angels]; (YLT).

Notice for Over Sanctuary Doorways

What would happen to our churches if we had a note on our doorways into our sanctuaries that read something like this?

Please remove all footwear before entering the sanctuary, our worship area. Men, take off your hats and women wear a head covering because of the presence of the angels and possibly of a cloud of witnesses. We also ex­pect to be in the presence of Jesus and to be walking and kneeling on holy ground.”

See the above verses. Surely on following those instructions there would be more reverence and expectation of meeting God in our sanctuaries? The Moslems appear to feel quite comfortable­ about removing their footwear in their places of worship as did Moses and Joshua. They also kneel down. Why do we not? Are we better than them in God’s eyes, that we should not have to do that? Are they sinners and we are not? Are we not just sinners saved by grace or hoping to be saved by grace? Could God be trying to show us something through the practise of the Moslems? Could the Holy Spirit be trying to tell us that we are not respectful enough of God, of Jesus, of the Holy Spirit, and of the Holy Bible, through these people who are also loved by God. Did not Jesus die for them too?

Along with showing greater reverence and expectation of being in God’s presence, would come God’s power for conviction for salvation and faith for healing. No wonder there is hardly any power and conviction of sin in our churches today. We almost all go into church with our shoes on, not expecting at all to be on holy ground. Some men even wear their hats on in church, while hardly a woman wears a head covering, not believing perhaps that there would be any angels present or that Jesus would possibly be there at any moment. Did he not say he would be with us? (Mt. 18:20)

Following Who and What?

We appear to want to follow the traditions of men about us and fear more the opinions of men today, than the advice of holy men of God and of Bible tradition as found in the Holy Bible. Is that right? Do we have to continue this way? Can we not change? What good to the world has our present practice been doing? Not much it seems? We say we are men and women of the Bible but when do we follow it?

What a big change in the Church during the last forty-five years or so. Where and when are the prayer meetings and the fasting before the weekend Church meetings? Where are the Friday evening and Sunday evening services? Where is the Sunday afternoon praise and worship? Do we not need them now as we did before? Should we not be praising God in worship services as we once did? Where are the people who once were willing to self-deny their pleasures for times of prayer and fasting? Are there any left? We could sure use some new ones. We need to please God and others that are worse off than ourselves. We need to be concerned for our unsaved neighbours, our government, people of other religions, and our land. We need more preaching from the Bible about hell and on the need for holiness as well. When we did have these things, people got healed right in their seats at church or when they went up to pray at the sinners bench, alter, or mercy seat during the worship services. O God help us!

What about Hell?

Some may mock about preachers trying to scare hell out of people by preaching about it but it apparently worked and people stopped their drinking of alcohol, of cheating on their spouses, of lying, of cheating, and of neglecting God’s place of worship. Hell is awaiting all lovers of pleasure, the preachers who do not want to preach about it, and all who neglect to worship and obey God. As Christ Jesus preached about it, perhaps more than any other topic, how can any preacher, who will not preach and warn people of it, even be considered a Christian? Could he therefore be just a hireling?

Obviously those who do not preach about hell or sheol, or who belittle people that do, must be either ignorant of the teachings of Jesus and the Bible or they have more dirty evil spirits in them controlling the throne of their life than they have holy Spirits. Whatever is the case, they either must repent, get right with God, and then study to see all that God has to say about hell. He should also read some of the several testimonies of people like John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, who had a vision of a man going to hell and seeing the Devil chained to a throne in the bottomless pit, cursing God and possibly the angel that was showing John Bunyan his predicaments in hell during, apparently the thousand years of the beheaded Christians reigning with Christ in heaven (Rev. 20:1-4).34 If the preachers that will not preach about hell do repent and get right with God, they should either resign or be fired. Why not get someone is really concerned about the souls of the people in Church and of those outside the Church?

Christ Jesus spoke of a rich man in hell (Luke 16:23-28); of everlasting punishment (Mt. 25:46); of everlasting fire (Mt. 18:8; 25:41); of a furnace of fire (Mt. 13:38-42); of unquenchable fire (Mt. 3:12; Mr. 9:43-48; Lu. 3:17); of a hell for the devil (Mt. 25:41); of bodies suffering there (Mt. 5:29,30; 10:28; 13:30); of the soul suffering there (Mt. 10:28); of gates of hell (Mt. 16:18); of hell fire (Mt. 5:22, 29, 30; 18:9; Mr. 9:47); of children of hell (Mt. 23:15); of damnation of hell (Mt. 23:33); of people being cast into hell (Lu. 12:5); of hell as being down (Mt. 11:23); of an outer darkness with torment (Mt. 8:12; 22:13; 25:28-30). Christ Jesus must have surely thought it was real and he must have realized that he was giving his listeners the impression that it must be real. They must have also believed that he was concerned for their welfare in the now and hereafter. Are you?

As a Christian is one who is like Christ and as Christ preached much about hell then any preacher who does not believe in nor preach about some kind of punishment in a hell, Sheol, Gehenna, Tartarus, or Hades, he cannot be a Christian. He should not be behind any pulpit in any Christian Church.

Who is Running things in this World?

By the terrible number of crimes and murders going on in Winnipeg this year, it is obvious that the Christians are not running things in this city. This city has just experienced possibly its thirty-third (33rd) homicide. This is a record for this city and the highest rate per capita in Canada at this moment. It is almost as if this is Sodom and Gomorrah because of this city having had a homosexual for a mayor lately and then so many men and women wanting to marry partners of the same sex. Things are crazy here.

Christ Jesus said that we are supposed to be salt and light in this world around us. It appears we have lost our saltiness and we are either hiding our lights under bushels or in closets. It used to be that homosexuals used to hide their so-called sexual preferences in the closet but it appears that we Christians are in the closet instead. We should be getting out of our closets and tell the homosexual community that God loves them, we love them, and that God wants to give them a new life in Christ Jesus. It is a life where there is next to no chance of ever getting AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases. It is a great life of freedom from the dangers of getting those diseases and of going to hell.

Is it not time for Christians in this city and in all our cities and towns of crime and of sin to start repenting of their sins and to pray and fast for a revival of sanity, holiness, and peace for our cities and our land?

2 Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. {which...: Heb. upon whom my name is called} (Also see 2 Ch 6:37-39; Deut. 30:1-6; Ez.33:11; Jas. 4:9, 10; Pr. 28:13; Isa. 55:6; 59:20; Ez. 18:27-30).

Miracle Visitation?

On Sunday, November 28, 2004, this writer went to the same church group in Winnipeg (they now meet in a different building) where his mother was dedicated to God and the Salvation Army as a baby or child, about ninety years ago (she passed away or was promoted to glory about seven years ago). That church just happened to be having a dedication service of a new baby boy. Well, this writer, having come in a little late, just wanted to slip into one of the back rows during the opening announcements. He saw a vacant seat in the second last row. Upon sitting down next to Michael, a stranger, this writer noticed that the lady in the seat immediately in front of him was a Flora, the same first name as his mother, who usually was known by her middle name Ella.

During the opening prayer, having only about four hours of sleep, this writer dozed off for a moment. Suddenly he saw his dear mother, smiling very happily with bright wide eyes and looking very healthy and young. She was apparently pleased to see her number two son still going to the Salvation Army. She was likely very happy to see him dressed up in a nice three-piece suit, for the purpose of being in a place of worship where one should be expecting to meet Jesus, angels, or members of the cloud of witnesses that are sometimes allowed to visit us (Heb. 12:1; Moses and Elijah in Mt. 17:3,4; Mk. 9:4,5; Lk. 9:30,33; two men: Rev. 19:10; 22:8; C. S. Lewis to J. B. Phillips, mentioned in his book Ring of Truth; Jesus to a Salvation Army lady, Mrs. Oaks, when she was in St. Boniface Hospital in a burn ward, and an Uncle to Robert Brady of Winnipeg).

Could it be that God was showing to this writer his stamp of approval of the writer inserting into this chapter, the need to show respect in the houses of worship and of prayer? In what better way could he have shown it to this writer, than to be allowed to see his dear departed mother once again? She may have also been quite concerned for her son.

Praise God for his great kindness.

Bible Knowledge and Study is Very Important!

Also, read the Bible more to understand and discover the true ways of God and the true Spirit of God and then you will be able to please him daily.

The problem with this novice is that though he may have been an ardent follower of God in the Roman Catholic religion and may have been a true believer at that time and meant well, he was doing so without a true knowledge of the Holy Scriptures. he had only been studying the Holy Bible for about six months. As most followers of the Roman religion, he never even read the Bible until about eight months ago, as of Nov 29, 2004, even though he is presently in his late sixties. Most people of the Roman religion and many of other religions, usually leave it up to their pastors or priests to study and know the Bible for them but many of the pastors and priests often do not know enough of the Bible for themselves, never mind enough for their parishioners as well. He was therefore wrong to think he could be any authority on whom or what God is and what the Bible truly teaches and says. When the novice tried to make out that whatever he was saying was of God and that this preacher was terribly wrong to not believe whatever God was saying through his mouth, this preacher had to say something like this “I believe God but I do not believe you, for you are only human and you are just a novice.”

Traits of False Prophets and Spirits:

1. Pride

When this novice was speaking as if he was God or as a Divine messenger or Prophet of God, he reminded me of the pope of Rome, who also claims to speak as if he is God or God’s special representative, when he speaks officially for his church of Rome. At that time, his church says that he cannot be in error. In this way, is he not making himself out to be a god like this former Roman Catholic man? The trouble with this novice though, when he spoke proudly as God’s spokesman, he immediately turned off the Holy Spirit, as he cannot use a proud vessel to speak on behalf of God.

Job 37:24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart. Ps 73:6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain . . . . Ps 101:5 . . . The high of eyes and proud of heart, him I endure not. (YLT). Ps 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. Pr 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: Pr 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, Pr 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Pr 10:17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth. Pr 11:2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. Pr 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. 2 Thes. 2.4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

In the last verse, all the underlined words of God are without a definite article while the one in bold print has the Greek definite article before it. The Lamsa Version from the Aramaic has it like this: “Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is reverenced; so that even in the temple of God, he sits as a god, and shows himself, as though he were a god.” So what does this indicate? Does it not indicate that God does not like anyone making out that they are better than anyone else in the Church? Every pastor then should be careful to not put themselves higher or as more important than their congregation. If the congregation wants him or her to preach from a higher place than the floor of the congregation that is fine, because they want it so. It would also be easier for people in the back rows to see the pastor in this way and for the pastor to see most, if not all of the congregation.

A similar thing should be in the Church of God as a whole, no man should be making out that he is better than anyone else in the Church of God. If a group of churches wants to have a leadership under one person to be perhaps their bishop or overseer of their individual pastors and churches, that is fine if the people want it that way but no bishop or overseer should be domineering himself or herself over the rest. It may be best for them to be just like chairmen or chair women, just overseeing the business of the Church.

It would be nice also to have spiritual and wise property managers to look after the everyday business of the church and its buildings while leaving the pastor to handle the preaching and spiritual aspects of the Church. Of course in small churches, the pastor has to be almost everything. The pastors and other church elders or leaders need our prayers and wisdom from God.

For Church business of any type, the Church leaders should request the prayers of their members and then pray and come to decisions as to what they have found or believe that God wants. It of course, has to be according to the Scriptures and as to how God’s Holy Spirit may lead and convince them.

The novice, therefore was speaking as a false prophet and so does anyone else who makes out that they are better than the rest of us in the Church. We must pray for him and all those who are proud, that they will realize they have been deceived and have sinned.

2. More Traits of False Prophets

A pastor in Winnipeg, who also met this same person, pointed out that he was un-submitted [to a church leadership perhaps] and did not regularly fellowship at any church. When the pastor would not believe his revelations that he had claimed had come from God, he cursed the pastor in Jesus’ name.

This is a bit ironic though, for this same lone ranger, as the pastor called him, had told this preacher that we should not use Jesus’ name in praying to God or in casting out demons. The evil or unclean spirit in him though, sure knew what name had power when it came to cursing.

This novice also would go to church only in casual clothes, like a jump suit and was quite over weight, indicating perhaps that he had disciplinary or dietary problems. It could also mean that he has evil spirits in him that are trying to make him overweight and sick. At times he would speak as if he was a psychiatric patient, claiming that God was speaking when he was speaking, even though, his words were sometimes contradictory to the Bible. He was sometimes generous but often wanted to get things for nothing. He often seemed to expect everybody was to serve him (see Mt. 23:11; Mt 20:26,27; Mr 10:43,44; Lu 22:26,27; Joh 13:14,15; 1Co 9:19; 2Co 4:5 2Co 11:23; Ga 5:13; Php 2:5-8).

3. Detecting False Prophets,

Preachers, and Spirits of the Devil

How can we know when we ourselves or others are being led by a spirit of error and when a person is a false prophet or preacher? Here are some instruction from Jesus on this matter plus some further suggestions from our study of the Bible and of life about us.

Mt 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: {strait: or, narrow} 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. {Because: or, How} 15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

1. Become a lover of God and study his love letters to Earth, Jesus, and the Holy Bible. Then God will give his Holy Spirit to help and guide the enquiring mind into the knowledge of the truth. Upon knowing the truth then one should be able to quickly detect error. It is like detectives who have been assigned to check counterfeit bills. They do not study the counterfeits, they study the genuine so much, that when a counterfeit gets into their hands, they notice right away that it is not the real thing.

2. A false prophet may say that God said that something would happen, a sign or wonder but later on, it did not happen, as he said that God said it would happen. Sometimes this is a sin of presumptuousness so do not be afraid of him (Deut. 18:22).

3. A false prophet may say that God said that something would happen, a sign or wonder and later on, it does happen but then he goes on to try to lead you from the teachings of the saints of the Bible (Deut. 13:1-5).

4. A voice or spirit, being heard by the so-called prophet, speaks or guides contrary to the truths as found in the Holy Bible.

5. A person speaks or shares words given to him from a spirit of error who also speaks contrary to the Bible.

6. The spirit or human speaks lies, is unforgiving and spiteful.

7. The spirit or person speaks and acts without love and compassion for individuals and without due consideration of the overall effects his actions may have on others. An example of this would be of a leader who claims to be a Christian or God’s representative, but encourages or forces his people to try to force other people with threats of torture or death to follow his religion or his type of philosophy or democracy. The real test in things like this is to ask, “What would Jesus do?”

8. The spirit or false prophet puts down Christ Jesus as less than what the Bible actually says. For example, if the spirit says that Jesus must not be even worshipped or bowed down too as a king or ruler, then that is of the spirit of error, for the Bible says he is to be worshipped in that way. If the Spirit says that Jesus is not to be worshipped as God then that is according to the Bible.

9. A false prophet will exhibit and encourage a spirit of selfishness for things of this world. This might be seen in the emphasis of regarding the church congregation that he helped to build or was made overseer as his own, rather than that of being God’s Church or part of God’s overall Church of the whole world, which includes churches of many denominations and religions.

10. One moment, the spirit of the man is kind and considerate but the next moment, he is like a devil, as if he is harbouring guilt and likes to entertain himself in sin while making out he is a nice guy. When his ego his hurt though, he rebels.

11. Bad harmful habits like smoking, drug addiction, alcoholism, and sexual permissive sins to super fussiness about being excessively clean.

12. Phobias and other mental disorders, though often these have been brought about through poor nutrition and through fussiness about what they will eat. This very fussiness may be caused by a spirit of the devil to make the person sick. They are not stupid and they most likely know of many foods that are good or bad for us. They then try to get us to avoid the very foods that are good for us.

13. Often though, a false prophet is simply someone preaching or teaching as if he was God’s spokesman when he or she is not. This could apply to any pastor, preacher, evangelist, prophet, missionary, elder, rabbi, brother, sister, priest, bishop, cardinal, or pope who claims to be working for God and for you, when really he or she only has that position because he needed a job or a career. These types are only in it for the love of money. Often members of a church become a priest or pastor and then find out that their church or denomination is preaching doctrines of demons or that which is not according to the Holy Scriptures. Some stay in their church of their ancestors, even though their religion and they are just taking advantage of the people, playing them for suckers (1 Cor. 10:33; Titus 1:11; 1 Pe. 5:2-5; 2 Pe. 2:3).

14. See also these references, regarding any religions, even your own that sometimes experience wonders and miracles: Mt 7:22; 24:24; 2 Th 2:9-11.

15. A false prophet will often lift up himself or preach himself, as if he is more important than you or I (2 Cor. 4:5; see also John 7:18; Ac 8:9; 1Th 2:5,6; 1Pe 5:2-5; and 2Pe 2:3).

16. A false prophet believes and calls every other prophet, preacher, or teacher of God as false.

17. The one in question appears undisciplined and is unable to refrain from many bad habits such as overeating or gluttony, carelessness, laziness, and other annoying problems or sins.

18. The false prophet or teacher tries to control everyone and gets quite upset when people do not follow his or her directions. He tries to get everyone to work but himself while Jesus taught that if we want to be leaders in his kingdom, we have to be servants of men like he was (Mt. 20:27; 23:11; 25:21, 23; Mr. 9:35; 10:44).

19. The false prophet emphasizes prosperity for himself and tries to get big offerings from the congregation or audience with an incentive that God will bless his followers with great riches too, as they give to him or her, in spite of Jesus’ teachings that appear to teach otherwise (Mt. 10:38: 16:24-26;Mk. 10:21, 28; Lu. 18:29, 30; Ro. 8:13; 15:1; Ph. 3:8). Beware though that not all these instructions may apply to you. Read them in their context and pray much as to what God would have you do. Also speak to your pastor and loved ones before giving all that you have to a preacher, prophet, or any organization, for if Christ was running it, he would have made it clear that the message was not for everybody and that it was not meant for you or he may give it all back to you because he knows you probably need it more than the preacher, prophet, or organization. It is your responsibility to first look after your young children, spouse, and home and to give away God’s tithe (one tenth), to the Church and/or ministry that is really blessing you and your family or to who ever may be really in need, not all your income so that your family will have nothing.

20. The false prophet or spirit says or suggests that there are no spirits, demonettes or demons nor is there any hell.

21. The prophet will also exhibit one or more of the following sins of the flesh.

Galations 5:19. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

For some of the above, the Lamsa translation from the Aramaic has impurity, enmity, jealousy, and stubbornness.

Some Types of Evil Spirits

Mentioned in the Bible

These sins and all the above mentioned traits and sins can all be caused by evil spirits that specialize in those types of sins, for example, these are mentioned in the Bible: a perverse spirit (Isa. 19:14), unclean devil (Lu. 4:33), and then spirits of jealousy (Nu. 5:14, 30), slumber (Ro. 11:8), heaviness (Isa. 61:3), whoredoms (Ho. 4:12; 5:4), infirmity (Lu. 13:11), divination (Ac. 16:16), bondage (Ro. 8:15), the world (1 Cor. 2:12), fear (2 Tim. 1:7); anti-Christ (1 John 4:3), and error (1 John 4:6).

All of us, at one time or another, have had one or more of the above sin problems besides the poor lone ranger that was just mentioned. He needs our sympathy, understanding and prayers and all others that are also having similar troubles. Pray for one another, that all of us who have the problems of sinning, will see the error of our ways before it is too late. Pray especially for your church leaders and the leaders and all people of influence in our governments at all levels. Pray for our police forces and our military that all may serve their country and God well. Pray that if any of the above have any of the above traits, that they will seek God’s help and deliverance, through Jesus’ name.

Medical Problems are Sometimes Factors

The novice and others that quite often hear voices may not realize that there is a common medical condition whereby, when there is a simple imbalance of potassium phosphate and sometimes other bio-chemic tissue salts35, trace minerals, or other nutrients, some people will often hear voices speaking to them. The common medical term for this is called schizophrenia. The people with this problem will sometimes become very perceptive to the other unseen world about us and in us. They sometimes also get their dreams, hallucinations, and visions mixed up with reality. They will sometimes see, feel, and hear things that may be about them that no one else can perceive. This sometimes allows them and alcoholics and others going through delirium tremors and other withdrawal symptoms, to see ghosts of departed people, demons, demonettes (very small demons), weird things crawling up walls and other strange things happening. Sometimes schizophrenia is a problem of split or multiple personalities that are in the process of being sorted out. Better nutrition though will speed up this process and the person will become normalized much quicker.

If one has any of the above symptoms, one should first pray for God’s help in Jesus’ name and if felt led go to an alternative type of health care professional, as most of the medical profession seem to be clueless in cases of nutritional deficiency diseases. There are some excellent medical doctors but they are often ignorant of the nutritional aspects of health and wellness. See health food stores for good books and for suggestions as to possibly good alternative professionals or see the yellow pages of the phone books.

These conditions appear to be just some natural phenomena from God as a warning to the victims of such conditions , to turn from their wicked ways and to seek God in repentance and to cry out for his mercy.

Signs of the True Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth

Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. [Thus also showing some of the purposes of the Holy Spirit.]

1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth [God’s] commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.. 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. Ga 5:22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Ro 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Ro 8:14-17 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Lu 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Some Types of Holy Spirits

Mentioned in the Bible

Just as in the Devil’s kingdom, there are ranks of demons and specialties of assignments of demons and demonettes, so there are in God’s kingdom. The above mentioned Comforter appears to be simply a large type of Spirit like a guardian Angel on the outside of us while smaller Holy Spirits are in the cavities or cells of our bodies, to protect us from parasitic evil spirits of the Devil. Here are some sample verses that indicate different specialties of the Holy Spirits of God:

Ex 35:31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship (See also Ex. 31:3-6); 2 Ki 2:15 . . . The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. . . . Job 20:3 . . . the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer. Job 32:18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me. {matter: Heb. words} {spirit...: Heb. spirit of my belly} Pr 18:14 ¶ The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? Pr 20:27 ¶ The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. {candle: or, lamp} Ec 3:21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? {of man: Heb. of the sons of man} {goeth upward: Heb. is ascending, etc} Isa 4:4 . . . the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. Isa 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; Isa 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, . . . .Isa 40:7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: . . . Isa 57:15 . . . I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Eze 1:20 . . . the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. {of...: or, of life} Da 4:9 . . . I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, . . . Mic 3:8 . . . I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin. Hag 1:14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel,. . . and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God, Zec 12:10 . . . the spirit of grace and of supplications: . . . Mt 3:16 . . . the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: . . . 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: Ac 5:9 . . . ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? . . . 8:39 . . . the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, . . . . Ro 1:4 . . . the spirit of holiness . . . . 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption . . . . 1Co 4:21 . . . the spirit of meekness? 14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 2Co 3:3 . . . the Spirit of the living God . . . 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith . . . . Ga 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 6:1 . . . the spirit of meekness . . . . Eph 1:13 . . . holy Spirit of promise 17 . . . the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: {in...: or, for the acknowledgement} Heb 10:29 . . . the Spirit of grace? 1Pe 1:11 . . . the Spirit of Christ which was in them . . . . 4:14 . . . the spirit of glory and of God . . . . 1 Jo 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: Re 19:10 . . . the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

A Special Greatness and Respect is

Due to Jesus

Eph. 1:21 [Jesus is far] above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image 36of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they37. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the first begot­ten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him38. {again ...: or, when he bringeth again} 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. {And of: Gr. And unto} 8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O [superior one], is for [ages and ages]: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom39. {righteousness: Gr. rightness, or, straightness} 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

1. Jesus as a Lord or a Ruler

See Isaiah 49:3-12 where it appears to speak as if Jesus is the Israel in prophecy. The word Israel appears to mean Overcomer of a Superior One. Jesus can therefore be our Overcomer over the Devil and everything else that troubles us. Israel is said to be God’s firstborn son (Ex. 4:22). This could apply to Jesus as well.

2 Corinthians|11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. 1 Timothy|1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;1 Timothy|6:14 That thou keep ®this̅ commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Revela­tion|19:16 And he hath on ®his̅ vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Revela­tion|22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Revelation|22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ ®be̅ with you all.

2. Jesus as King of Kings

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. Daniel 7: 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. Zechariah 9: 9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daugh­ter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. Matthew|2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. 21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 27:11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. 27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band ®of soldiers.̅ 27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put ®it̅ upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 27:30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 27:31 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.̅ 27:37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. Mark|15:2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest ®it.̅ 15:9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? Luke 19:38 Saying, Bless­ed ®be̅ the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 23:37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. 23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. John|1:49 Nathana­el answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. 6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. 12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed ®is̅ the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. 12:14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat there­on; 19:3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. as it is written, 12:15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. 18:33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews? 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. 18:39 But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 19:14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! 19:15 But they cried out, Away with ®him,̅ away with ®him,̅crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. 19:21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. 19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. Ac 17:7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus. Revela­tion|19:16 And he hath on ®his̅ vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

3. Jesus is to be Worshipped as King of Kings

These verses indicate that Jesus was created: Prov. 8:22-30; Ps. 2:7; 89:27; Joh. 1:14; 3:16; Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:5, 6; 3:1, 2 (appointed though should be read as made); and 5:5. and these following verses indicate he was made superior to his fellow angels and fellow sons of men on Earth (Heb. 1:4, 6, 9). As he is just a son of God though and not the God, but one who was given a kingdom (verse 8) on the Earth, he must be just worshipped as a king or ruler (lord) over all his fellows. Remember the exception or exemption in 1 Cor. 15:27 about God the Father. Verse nine (9) reminds us that once again he is just a les­ser one than God his creator or maker. He is therefore only to be worshipped as a king who has to be accountable to the God like all the rest of us. The angels and us, of course are all under Jesus. Remember what Saint Paul said, “To us there is One God the Father” (see Rom. 3:30; 1 Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:6; and 1 Tim. 2:5) and then James, very likely one of the brothers of Jesus, said that the demons know that there is one God but they tremble, knowing his fearfulness on any sinner.

Regarding Jesus, Saint Paul says that to us believers he is not God but our Lord Jesus Christ and our one mediator between God and mankind (see 1 Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:5; and 1 Tim. 2:5).

Consider too, the verses below about whether a person should or may bow down to someone other than God Almighty.

Joshua 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? {captain: or, prince} 15 And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so. 6:2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.

Also see the following about the phrase captain of the host: Gen 18:2; Ex 23:20-22; Isa 55:4; Da 10:13; 12:1; Heb 2:10; Re 12:7; and Re 19:11-14. About Joshua falling on his face and worshipping the captain see Ge 17:3,17; Ge 18:2; Le 9:24; Nu 16:22,45; Mt 8:2; Lu 5:12; Ac 10:25,26 Re 19:10; and 22:8,9. Concerning my lord, see Ps 110:1; Mt 22:44; Lu 1:43; 20:42; Joh 20:28; and Php 3:8.

From reading the above, the captain, ruler, lord, or Lord of the host of [Jehwah] must have been such a highly trustworthy representative of Jehwah that he was given command of the military wing or all of the heavenly beings besides God the Father. Because of his great service and faithfulness to God, Jehwah even insists that we on Earth bow down to or worship great heavenly rulers like this, not as the God but just as a lord or ruler representing him. It must be because the captain is really the general of all his military and is a Lord or ruler just under Jehwah himself, like an archangel of God. This general, representing God so well, then has Jehwah speak through him to Joshua, as if he was Jehwah himself (Joshua 6:2). It has to be this way though because the glory and light of God the Father, Jehwah, is so bright not one of our fleshly bodies would be able to see and even live to tell of it. We would have to be divinely protected or be in heaven in a new body to be able to see the God and live.

It might be said that we would be not bowing down to the General, Captain, or Jesus but really to the God in the general or in Jesus but if one of us in a church assembly prophesies exact words from God Almighty as he gives them to the person or prophet speaking them, it would be wrong to bow down to that person. Even though the true Spirit of God was dwelling in that person and was speaking to us as with the prophets of old or as with the two men in Rev. 19:10; 22:9 it would be still wrong to bow down to them just as it was wrong to bow down to those two men. That is not the case though with that Captain of the Host of God and with Jesus as can be seen from the previous Scripture references.

Final Conclusion

There is no Godhead but rather a head God or chief God of gods. There is also no Trinity or Tri-unity of gods or Gods nor of a Quarto-unity or Poly-unity or whatever you want to call it with God. The Bible just does not teach those things. Instead it teach­es that there is one God, so to be true to the Holy Bible, we must teach the same thing. What is that again? There is only One God the Father and one Lord Jesus Christ and we should be in oneness or unity with them in order to have eternal life.

Let us therefore worship Christ Jesus as King of kings and God as God of Gods.

Are you a part of that Holy Unity or that Oneness with God the Father and his Holy Son, Christ Jesus? If not, why not? Please join up today by repenting of your sins, ask God to forgive you and then start following Jesus and his teachings every moment, every minute, every hour, every day.

Note too that God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34) and to him, it does not matter what denomination or religion you presently belong to, as long as you come to him as you are now, in humbleness, in repentance, seeking his mercy and grace for forgiveness of your sins. Remember though that God has paid for our redemption of our sins though, through the sacrifice of his only begotten son Jesus of Nazareth (John 3:16). Through this way, God met his requirements of justice for wickedness of sin, in that Jesus took our punishment of death on our behalf (Rom. 3:24). So we all owe Jesus our gratitude, admiration, and our lives as he died that we might live. Let us all follow and obey him as he follows and obeys his God and our God the Father, Jehwah, the living God.

Matthew 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. 2 Co 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Mt 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Mr 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

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11 Ethelbert W. Bullinger, D. D. , A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament (London: Samuel Bagster and Sons Ltd., 1971), p. 335.

22 Ibid.

33 Ibid. p. 114.

44 William Jennings, M. A., rev. Ulric Gantillon, M. A., Lexicon to the Syriac New Testament (Peshitta) (New York: Oxford University Press, 1926). pp. 22, 13, 21, 18, 25.

55 These references were obtained through the search engine of The Bible: A Multimedia Experience of SoftKey of The Learning Company, Inc. , One Athenaeum Street, Cam-bridge, MA 02142 USA. Compuserve Incorporated (part # SKU HYB3344AE)

6 These references are also from The Bible: A Multimedia Experience CDRom.

7 All the Scripture print outs with the | just before the chapter and verse references and have the ® and the before and after a word that is usually in italics in the AV is from The Bible: A Multimedia Experience.

8This was apparently used at times for indicating special meanings numerically by the God Most High. The people who originally spoke Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, and Latin often used their letters of their alphabets to express numbers. Therefore each word had a specific value and each sent­ence had a specific total. This can be seen in the Latin language with their Roman numerals: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, etc. while in Hebrew a study of this phenomena is sometimes ex­pressed by their term Gema­tria.

9in which the New Testament writers all spoke and apparently all wrote their original autographs of their literature, according to the Aramaic speaking Chris­tians of that area of the world.

10The majority of Greek manuscripts agree with this type of text. The King James Authorized Version was also translated from it.

11Adam Clark’s Commentary.

12According to Adam Clark’s Commentary, some manuscripts say “Ye are like gods;”.

13No definite article before gods.

14The spelling in our computer program of this text at this word is actually marvelous.

15See our chapter on the Name of God the Father and the evi-dence for this spelling of Jehwah.

16Note that here is another trick or game that the theologians and translators have been playing on the ignorant. When the word god is with a Capital or higher case first letter, as a rule it means the god. At times though, when it refers to Jesus, the editors make the word god with a capital G even when there is no definite article, thus deceiving the readers of what was really said in the ancient manuscripts.

17 The Way International, The Concordance to the Peshitta Version of the Aramaic New of Testament (New Knoxville, Ohio: Ameri-can Christian Press, 1986, #1425 page 169b).

18Ibid. page 364a.

19E. W. Bullinger, A Critical Lexicon and Concordance (London England: Samuel Bagster and Sons Limited, 1971), p. 593.

20The Greek has the definte article the, indicating a specific one.

21Some say that he is the Polish Pope John Paul II. Is it also true that his mother, Emilia Kaczo­rowka (perhaps now spelt as Katz) was Jewish and that Karol Jozef Wojtyla (the pope’s name before he took on the title of John Paul II) used to always play on the Jewish soccer teams when he was a teenager. Could it also be true that he used to wear the usual Jewish skullcap, like what he now wears. (See http://www.cin.org/archives/cintuus/199905/0011.html)?

In the book AA1025 (the Autobiography of a Communist Agent that infiltrated the Roman Catholic priesthood) the anonymous author mentioned that in 1938, when he joined up the Anti-Apostolic division of the International Communists of Russia, this division already had an agent as a Bishop already. Mr. AA1025 was also quite annoyed that there had already been 1024 members that joined up before him and had been sent into either the Roman Catholic Church or dispersed through the general Christian Church. So it could be that seeing Karol J. Wojtyla was brought up in Communist Poland, could he also be another AA agent? AA1025 was the major agent who brought about the big changes in the Vatican II Council meeting, to prepare the Roman Catholic Church for a one world religion with its Protestant sisters or its “separated brethren.” (See our chapter on Communist Goals).

Jeremiah 12:6 For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee. {they have called...: or, they cried after thee fully} {fair ...: Heb. good things} Obadiah 1: 7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him. {that were...: Heb. of thy peace} {they...: Heb. the men of thy bread} {in him: or, of it}

If this is true, he may be still regarding himself as a Communist or a Jew and would be thus favouring anything that would promote Israel and the Jewish or Zionist causes. Those causes though, coming from people who deny Christ Jesus as their Messiah, lord, and Saviour, must therefore be of the Anti­-Christ spirit.

22Rev. Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons or Papal Wor-ship (Neptune, New Jersey: Loizeaux Brothers, 1959) pp. 17, 18.

23According to the Epistle of Barnabas, mankind is only meant to be on the Earth for six of God’s days, which days are each the equivalent of one thousand of mankind’s years. The disciple Barnabas and his co-worker St. Paul, based this on what St. Peter also believed: 2 Pe 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thou-sand years, and a thousand years as one day. They apparently got this from Psalm 90:4. So as man-kind has been here since 3888 B. C. (See our chapters on Rosh Hasha­nah and the End of the World) and at the time of the above John’s writing, he was in the fourth day (One thousand year-day of God’s timing), he was in the latter half of a seven thousand year-day week and of the six thousand year-days of mankind to be on Earth. We at this very time are in the sixth and last thousand year-day and it is almost up. Remember though that the last day will be shortened, see Mt. 24:22; Mk 13:20 and our comments on the Books of Adam and Eve, whereby it is revealed that the last day will be shortened by a fraction of one tenth off of God’s thousand year-day which amounts to one hundred years of ours.

This tenth seems to suggest that God planned to take a tithe of the last day to spare mankind from too much persecution and troubles.

24Lu 11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out [very small demons] through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. {Beelzebub: Gr. Beelzebul} According to the Hebrew, Baalze­bub, just another spelling of the same word, simply meant Master or God of flies. The term -zebub is an onomatopoeia word descriptive of the sound of flies at a dung hill or anywhere else where they are active. In other words some demonettes, that is, very small demons or spirits, could be as small as flies or even small­er, like bacteria and viruses, blowing in the wind or in one’s breath.

25 Those spirits may have been some of the common spirits of jealousy, envy, theft, lying, laziness, pride, and fornication.

26 According to Bible usage, when a thing or person is called “un-“ or “not . . .”, it does not mean partly but totally. Like an unseen angel means totally not seen or completely invisible, which in turn means not vi-sible at all. So here, unclean spirits must be dirty or filthy spirits. Remember also when some one called Jesus, “Good master.” Jesus said that there were none good but the God. Jesus therefore did not regard himself totally good, whereas his Father was.

27These specks of light are similar to what one sometimes sees upon fasting during the first two or three days. During that time, if the one fasting quickly bends or sits down fast or quickly stands up, they will often see lots of specks of light and nearly lose their balance. These specks of light are apparently from an imbalance of potassium phosphate, caused by the fasting. After another day of so, things balance out and usually there is no more of this experience upon moving quickly.

It also may be during this time though, of a slight sickness of this type of imbalance, that the one fasting is allowed to see some of the Holy and evil spirit beings in the Spirit world. Sometimes people who have this same imbalance on perhaps a long term basis, will be seen to be swatting invisible flies, at least invisible to us but not to them. See books on Dr. Schuessler’s Biochemistry and the Biochemic Tissue Salts.

28 It is best very likely to go to your local health food store for remedies to get rid of parasites of this world.

29Some may have believed that Valdez was at fault here but it is generally the whole Church’s ignorance of the Scriptures, which shows that evil spirits can speak to people as well as angels from heaven. Valdez should have had counsellors at each of the services though, to warn new converts of some of the tricks of the devil, for example:

2 Cor. 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”

30The Roman Catholic religion is mostly that of good works, of man’s traditions, and of many false doctrines. See Eph 2:8, 9. Those practising it need our love and prayers. See our chapter on False Ver-sus True Religions.

31 This preacher has heard personally from a young man in British Columbia, Canada that he believed that his mother could see us talking at that very moment. She was into the religion of witchcraft. A woman from India, now living in Winnipeg, claimed that her religion was just as good as Christianity because it too produced miracles.

32 The four other ones are either phonies or cases of misunderstandings, for they just happen to have used the same word, be-cause the word jasher means upright or uprightness, righteous, or righteousness.

33 From our unpublished treatise on a chronology of the Old Testament times, written about twenty-five years ago while this author was a student at the University of Winnipeg. The Book of Jasher was a great help on this project and essential to get a proper chronology of those times.

34See our chapter on the Millennial Reign in The Day of the LORD is at Hand!

35See books on Dr. Schues­sler’s biochemic tissue salts or The Biochemic Handbook.

36Note: just an image of what God looks like. He is not God or the God.

37Jesus has his Father’s name Jeh, which is as the first part of his own.

38The Greek word proskuneo has the meaning of pro-strating oneself in homage. It is the same word translated as for worshipping and bowing the knee to a king and to God .

39This gives us a clue as to how we are to worship Jesus.


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