QUESTION: What is “this?” (The important question really is: “Who is this?”)
Matthew 21:10 “And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?”
8:23-27 “What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!” (You better figure this out!)
ANSWER: [This question is answered a thousand times by the word of God.] (and the answer is usually rejected!)
Matthew 3:1-3 “For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet. . . .” (Who is “this”?)
vs. 13-17 “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Who is “this”? John? The dove?)
17:1-5 “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” (Who is “this”? Peter?)
[It is not good enough to be able to read English. You must understand the gift of God.]
(See: Matthew 13:10-16,19,23; & 15:10 “And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand. . . .”
(Your dog or cat can HEAR the words of God!)
IT ISN’T ALWAYS CLEAR WHO “THIS” IS. (and it’s intentional!)
(1) John 2:19-22 “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. . . . But he spake of the temple of his body.”
(Matthew 26:59-61 “This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.”)
(27:40 “Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself.”)
(Don’t you hate to be misquoted?)
Λ 2nd Thessalonians 2:10-12 “. . . because they received not the love of the truth . . . God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. . . .” (And they will probably build an entire religion based on that lie!)
(2) Acts 8:29-35 “I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?” (Phillip knew!)
(3) Matthew 12:1-6 “But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.”
(In case you didn’t know it, “this place” need only be a 12” diameter circle on the ground under the Lord’s feet.)
(4) Matthew 16:13-18 “. . . and upon this rock I will build my church. . . .” (It was never Peter, and never could be.)
QUESTION: Is “this rock” Peter (the first “pope”?) who then passed his “authority” on to his political successors, the popes, who murder true Christians and make a mockery of the word of God for seventeen hundred years?
HINT #1 “ See v. 23 (Five verses later Peter has a devil in him and the Lord is rebuking him for being unspiritual.)
HINT #2 “ See Matthew 7:24-28 “I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock. . . .”
[If you built your house upon Peter, you blew it!]
(A few examples follow concerning who the “rock” is, always was, and always will be, praise the Lord Jesus!)
Λ 2nd Samuel 22:1-3 “The Lord is my rock. . . .” (Yea, Lord!)
v. 32 “For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God?”
Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock. . . .” (So who is your “rock”?)
v. 31 “For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?” (You were asked a question!)
Λ (Matthew 6:24 “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other: or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”)
[Satan understood this perfectly when he designed Catholicism.]
Psalm 28:1 “Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock. . . .”
31:3 “For thou art my rock. . . .”
42:9 “God my rock”
Λ 62:2 “He only is my rock and my salvation. . . .” (Build your house on Peter, did you?)
v. 6 “He only is my rock and my salvation. . . .”
71:3 “. . . for thou art my rock. . . .”
78:35 “And they remembered that God was their rock. . . .” (Finally!)
89:26 “He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.”
92:15 “. . . the Lord is upright: he is my rock. . . .”
94:22 “But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.”
95:1 “. . . let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”
Λ 1st Corinthians 10:1-4 “. . . for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”
Deuteronomy 32:3-4 “He is the Rock . . . a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”
v. 15 “. . . then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.” (Exactly!)
v. 18 “Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.”
Λ vs. 29-31 “For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.” (Exactly!)
Λ (Romans 1:25 “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature [Mary, or Peter, or “Peter’s successor”] more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”)
Λ 1st Corinthians 3:10-11 “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
(again) Matthew 16:18 “. . . and upon this rock I will build my church. . . .”
[“This rock” is the foundation of the church!] (So who would you think the real “Christian” church was built upon?)
QUESTION: Why did the Lord address Peter in Matthew and then refer to himself as “this rock”? (Matthew 16:18)
HINT: Why did the Lord stand in the temple and then refer to himself as “this temple”? (John 2:19)
ANSWER: To confuse you and send you to hell, if you have rejected the truth!
ANSWER: Luke 8:10 “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” (They weren’t supposed to get it.)
Λ If you’re not happy that Jesus Christ is the foundation of the church, then you’re looking for something else. Most of the so-called “Christian” world is blinded by this doctrine of Peter being the rock, and it is not just because of Satan or the “pope” that they are deceived: the Lord himself has deluded them! (See 2nd Thessalonians 2:10-12 again.)
Ephesians 4:18 “Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart. . . .” (Compare to 1st John 5:20)
[The Lord never made a big deal out of Peter.] (Everybody lied to you!)
See: John 20:19-23 “Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted . . . and whose . . . ye retain, they are retained.”
Also: Matthew 18:1,17,18 “Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. . . .”
(These statements were made to the disciples, not Peter, and it was given to the true church, not the “popes”!)
(Incidentally, how does the “pope” figure he’s related to Peter?)
(a) Peter denied the Lord three times, but at least he repented of it later. (The “popes” never repented of anything.)
(b) Peter was possessed with a devil at one time, but he was born again in the end. (The “pope” still has his devils.)
(See: Matthew 16:23; Mark 8:33; & Revelation 18:2)
(c) Peter never molested young boys. (Leviticus 18:22)
(d) Peter didn’t have any use for Italians and never set foot in Rome. (See: Titus 1:12)
(e) Peter never claimed he was the “vicar of Christ” (Antichrist) a day in his life.
(See: Matthew 12:31; Mark 3:29; & Luke 12:10)
(f) Peter never worshipped “the queen of heaven”. (See: Jeremiah 7:18 & 44:17-25)
(f) Peter never had a throne. (See: Matthew 19:27, Mark 9:35, & Matthew 20:16)
(g) Peter never had a crown. (Although Peter will get one later.) (The “popes” will be naked and get hellfire!)
(h) Peter was married. (Matthew 8:14 & 1st Timothy 3:2) (The popes had sex with people they weren’t married to.)
(i) Peter said there was no such thing as the “perpetual suffering of Christ at the sacrifice of the mass”.
(See: 1st Peter 3:18 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins. . . .”)
(5) Matthew 26:20-29 (v. 28) “For this is my blood of the new testament. . . .” (You don’t know what “this” is?)
(“this” is the blood in his veins which would the following day be shed, but was then being signified by the wine.)
[If you’re having trouble with this, think back to what you were instructed by:
John 2:19-22 “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. . . . But he spake of . . . his body.”
(a) One thing (#1), which is literal and has power, is symbolized by another thing (#2) which is only figurative, and provided by association for “remembrance” of the first thing. In summation:
(1) They are related (or associated), but NOT the same.
(2) They are confusing, only if “the truth” is not important to you. (2nd Thessalonians 3:11-12)
Luke 22:19 “And he took bread . . . and gave unto them, saying, This [#1] is my body which is given for you: this [#2] do in remembrance of me.” (“This” #1 is not the same as thing as “this” #2.)
v. 20 “Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.”
QUESTION: What does “Likewise” mean here?
ANSWER: It means in the same way as the bread before, which was done “in remembrance”!
1st Corinthians 11:24 “And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this [#1] is my body, which is broken for you: this [#2] do in remembrance of me.”
v. 25 “After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup [#1] is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.”
v. 26 “For as often as ye . . . drink this cup, [#2] ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.”
QUESTION: Why would “This cup” be literal just because there is a literal cup in the Lord’s hand when he says it?
(b) Referring again to Luke 22:20 (“This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.”)
The metal “cup” (“this cup” [#2]) cannot be “shed for you”; it was his blood that would be “shed for you.”
(Historically, Catholic “priests” produced a literal cup and claimed that it WAS “the blood of Christ.”)
(c) Drinking Jesus Christ has been done before, and it was not a literal drinking then either:
1st Corinthians 10:1-4 “. . . they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”
(d) Luke 22:42 “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will. . . .”
QUESTION: What is “this cup” here?
ANSWER: It is his crucifixion, which is planned for him by Satan, the Scribes and Pharisees, and the Lord’s Father.
(If “this cup” IS “the Lord’s blood” then the Lord is here asking his Father to suck out his blood.)
(e) The literal consumption of blood is forbidden throughout the bible. (See: Acts 15:20,28-29; 21:25; )
(f) Those that make a big fuss over the power of a “priest” to “transubstantiate” a glass of hooch, simply manifest their contempt for the work and death of Jesus Christ on the cross and the shedding of his blood.
(See: Hebrews 10:29 “Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?”)
(g) The drinking of the “blood of the gods” is a heathen practice . . . (See: Jeremiah 10:2 & Ezekiel 20:32)
(h) . . . as is the abomination of the Catholic “mass”, by the “priests” who mimic Levi while cursing him.
Hebrews 9:25 “Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest . . . with blood of others. . . .”
13:12 “. . . Jesus . . . that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.”
Λ (i) What the Lord did with his literal blood he would do only ONCE!
Romans 6:9-10 “Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.”
10:6 “But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:). . . .”
(Catholic “priests” bring Christ “down from heaven for a true sacrifice” only in their sick imagination.)
Hebrews 7:23-27 “Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.”
9:11-12 “. . . by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” [Catholic deceivers do not “misinterpret” this verse, they simply ignore it.]
vs. 24-26 “For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”
v. 27-28 “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. . . .” (Is this too complicated for you?)
10:10 “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
(Catholicism places a curse on anyone who believes this, so be careful what you believe.)
[The passage given in Matthew 26:28 is given in plain English, but it is not literally given: it is figurative!]
John 6:63 “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
Mark 7:19 “Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught. . . .”
1st Corinthians 11:23-30 “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.” (In case you didn’t know, “discern” means being able to tell the difference in two things.)
(6) Acts 4:7-12 “This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.”
QUESTION: Who is “This” here? (Is it the man who is standing there whole in verse 10?)
HINT: The rules of English don’t help you with the answer.
(7) John 1:32-34 “And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”
QUESTION: Who is “this”? (Is it the “dove”, the “Spirit”, or the “Holy Ghost”?)
HINT: If you think Peter is “this rock” then you have no idea what the answer is!
(8) Matthew 24:32-35 “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”
QUESTION: What is “This generation”? (The one the Lord was talking to, or the one that sees these things?)
HINT #1 One answer makes a liar out of the Lord, and the other answer is prophecy.
HINT #2 Romans 3:4 “. . . let God be true, but every man a liar. . . .”
(9) Revelation 20:4-5 “. . . But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.”
QUESTION: What resurrection is “This” in verse 5?
HINT: (What has just been described in verse 5 is the SECOND resurrection!)
(Before you get mad and throw something, the “first resurrection” was described previously in verse 4 which you know only if you understand what you’re being told, and not because of the order in which you’re told it.)
[The first half of verse 5 is parenthetical, and the second half of the verse does not refer to the first half.]
(Our English teachers and our religious instructors taught us rules, but God doesn’t have to obey them!)