The Lord’s Sabbath
(The Truth About It)
Tom Forbes, a servant of Jesus Christ
2270 Glendale Rd., Adamsville, Tennessee
Greetings in the Lord Jesus Christ,
The following material contains more than five hundred references to scripture and should be read with the Authorized King James bible in hand. This letter briefly examines many of the various and absurd arguments used against the fourth commandment, and exposes the considerable fraud involved in substituting Sunday for the seventh day of the week. The sabbath day is almost entirely rejected by modern Christianity“and there is no new thing under the sun” (Ecc 1:9).
Powerful forces are at war against the churches (Eph 6:12), but the truly defining battles take place within these organizations where human nature confronts Satan’s agenda on a personal level. From the beginning, the human race has chafed at the idea of serving a holy and righteous God, and many Christians today erupt with considerable anger at having to defend cherished religious turf against the authority and power of God’s word; yet the futility of fighting against God is easily avoided by simply accepting the Lord’s invitation to separate from the world (2nd Cor 6:17) and thereby escape the religious circus altogether (1st Cor 1:10-13). The corporately trained religious “professionals” who preside over today’s denominational pagan orthodoxy quite naturally resent God’s word because it contradicts their apostate opinions and exposes them as hypocrites (Mt 23:13). These men leave in their wake a landscape littered with ignorant bible critics who collect tithes, wave the federal flag (Heb 11:13-16), and pretend to speak Greek (while faking difficulty with English). For a hundred years American seminaries have not produced God-fearing men who tremble at God’s word and preach accordingly – while the churches do not give a thought as to who is teaching doctrine to their teachers of doctrine, and remain placidly unconcerned that their own institutions of “higher learning” are run by “ravening wolves” who think the gospel of Jesus Christ has something to do with attacking the King James bible and sucking up to Rome.
Failing to grasp that Satan is in the religious business, Christian parents are oblivious to the raging spiritual war and blissfully send their children to the same “highly acclaimed schools” where the devil sends his professors. Anyone unwisely seeking academic credentials in aspiring to preach is forced to submit to a Machiavellian process that demands he give up his childhood trust of the bible in exchange for politically-correct proof-text dogmas extracted from corrupt versions of scripture which, in turn, are considered fair game for further “re-translation” based on any occasional need to fool the crowd or win points in an argument. By the time he acquires his church home the new pastor will have lost all confidence in the bible, which (by his training) he now views as dangerous to cash flow in its tendency to “cause division” (Lk 12:51); yet he will readily recommend his alma mater to anyone in “his flock” who wants to preach, and so on it goes. This is the dismal reality of incorporated, “mainstream” state religion in the final stages of American apostasy.
Christians who reject the biblical sabbath day fall into two broad categories – one part imagining that they keep the commandments and the other part bragging that they do NOT keep them (as proof of their spiritual maturity). If forced to discuss this issue, both camps begin babbling nonsense about “early Christians,” and then taper off with the obligatory mantra that the fourth commandment is only “ceremonial” and really doesn’t matter anyway!” (Mk 7:9). The “tradition” of keeping Sunday is justified by numerous anecdotes and fairy tales which, in the interest of brevity, will receive only cursory examination here through a small sampling to show the extent to which “sound doctrine” and common sense are abandoned in trying to maintain a righteously indignant defense of official “church position” on this subject.
A Baptist “doctor” sent us a railing letter declaring that we could not keep the sabbath for the reason that it “begins six hours earlier in Jerusalem than it does here.” While the doctor is correct that a biblical day begins “in the evening” (Lev 23:32), he apparently thought that by dazzling us with his knowledge of time zones it might go unnoticed that reducing the geographical issue to the city of “Jerusalem” not only eliminates the Eastern Front, but ignores the fact that Israel (in better days) extended “from the river of Egypt unto the . . . Euphrates” (Gen 15:18) – which circumstance (in God’s opinion) did NOT prevent Israel from keeping the sabbath day! The doctor emphatically preaches that a man is in danger of hellfire if he “goes fishing on Sunday,” thus begging the question as to whether the doctor means Sunday “in Jerusalem?” – or does he mean “Sunday” where the fish are biting in Pensacola, Florida? (Lk 16:15).
A common argument against the sabbath day is that, “It doesn’t make any difference what day we keep because the calendars are all confused and nobody really knows what day it is.” Although this fantasy is mindlessly accepted by atheists and Christians alike, the simple reality is that regardless of past calendar systems and their historical usage the weekly rotation of seven days is never affected. Israel had it right a mere two thousand years ago, as was confirmed by the Lord himself (Mk 1:21; 6:2) – and, of course, the Jews still know what day it is, as does any Gentile who is not on drugs. Those who propose this absurdity invariably argue that they “keep the FIRST day of the week because that’s when Jesus rose from the dead!” – a “delusion” which requires the awkward conclusion that everybody in the world lost track of the week as concerning the seventh day, but that with respect to keeping the first day of the week this global amnesia never posed a problem.
More to the point in the matter, the word of God clearly reveals that the Lord did NOT rise from the dead on Sunday morning; but, rather, at the end of the seventh day (Saturday evening), which was seventy two hours after his burial at the same time of the evening “three days” earlier (Lk 23:50-54; Mt 27:46,57,63; Mk 15:34,42), exactly as the Lord said:
An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: for as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth [Mt 12:39-40].
The “Friday-evening-to-Sunday-morning” scenario (one day and two nights) is utterly without biblical foundation; and survives only by the rabidly repeated assertion that “three days and three nights” – the ONE sign given to that wicked generation – “really does NOT mean three days and three nights!” Corporate religion deceives itself in this manner because, like all financial enterprises, its first priority is to “just get along” with the world; yet God’s perfect word exposes the evil behind the ongoing fraud, and justifies the Lord:
. . . 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 [Rom 3:4].
The intent of this letter is to edify in doctrine and shed as much light as possible on an elaborate conspiracy of spiritual deception, and in this effort it may offend readers who are not fully submitted to the authority of scripture (Gal 4:16).
While most Christians are aware that the Lord was crucified on “the day before the sabbath” (Mk 15:42; Lk 23:54), less widely known is that the sabbath day at issue was not, in fact, the weekly sabbath; but the “passover,” a “high sabbath” (Jn 19:14,31). The passover sabbath is not reckoned as a day of the week; but, rather, as “the fourteenth day of the first month” (Lev 23:5). While God-fearing Jews were making final passover preparations at home (Ex 12:5,6,11,46), their priests were preparing the slaughter of the real “Lamb of God” (Jn 1:29; 19:6); and Jesus Christ became the true passover Lamb on this high sabbath day (1st Cor 5:7). A darkened world is made blind to this marvelous truth through centuries of Catholic propaganda. (Don’t bother with your “new bible version” to prove Mark 16:9 contradicts this truth, because you will only prove that you don’t have a bible, and wouldn’t believe it if you did.) Mark 16:9 in the God-breathed “King James” does not state that the Lord was “RAISED” on the first day of the week; but only that he “was risen” when he “appeared” to Mary Magdalene on the first day of the week. When Mary arrived at the tomb (on Sunday morning) he was ALREADY “risen!” This verse is corrupted in all the “new” bible versions (2nd Cor 2:17) so as to declare that the Lord “ROSE” on the first day, or “after he HAD risen on the first day,” or “HAVING risen on the first day.” These Jesuit “bibles” are unanimous against themselves in revealing that none of them is the word of God (Mt 7:16). (If English grammar is not your favorite subject you may think this difference in Mark 16:9 is inconsequential, but it is not.) The words, “was risen” (which indicate “state of being”), declare only that the Lord was in a risen state when he appeared to Mary Magdalene: they say nothing to indicate “when” the Lord was “RAISED.” The object of Mark 16:9 is to declare that the Lord “appeared first to Mary Magdalene,” and that being thus “risen,” he “APPEARED” to her “early on the first day of the week.”
To justify the change in the sabbath day, it is nearly always claimed that the Lord was “raised from the dead on Sunday morning,” yet the sabbath has nothing to do with “resurrection!” The sabbath day memorializes the historical fact that the Lord created the universe in six days (Gen 2:4; Jn 1:1-3), and then “rested” on the “seventh day” (Heb 4:4). Modern arguments in support of Sunday are con jobs based on bald fabrications, such as, for example, the claim that, “The sabbath day is unknown”; however, when the Lord confounded human speech at Babel (Gen 11:1-9) he rendered the word for the seventh day of the week in several languages as a variation of “sabbath”; as, for example, “sabado” in Spanish, which is “Saturday” in the pagan English vernacular; and today, the week still begins with Sunday and ends with Saturday – one through seven in any language.
Many of today’s Christians are taught to believe the lie that, “Getting people saved is the main thing!” (Ecc 12:13), and thus they dismiss the present subject with a shrug; yet the truth of the sabbath day concerns “the love of God,” as “love” is defined by the “word of God” (1st Jn 5:2-3) that makes men “free” (Jn 8:32). The substance of the Sabbath issue involves “obedience” (Rom 6:16), “faith” (Jms 2:20), “judgment” (1st Ptr 4:17), and moving beyond “milk” unto the “meat” (1st Cor 3:1-2) – which topics are anathema to those who reject scripture and sound doctrine in favor of denominational platitudes.
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe [Heb 5:12-13].
A mature Christian led by the Holy Spirit will seek to glorify Jesus Christ (Jn 16:13-14) by obeying him in “all things” (Mt 28:20) – and while arguments concerning “how to get saved” have their place, they do not to any extent justify a life of self-righteous rebellion on the part of those who claim to be saved already (Prov 17:11). In trying to avoid the sabbath problem it is routinely asserted that the ten commandments (and even the old testament) are simply “done away with” – while Christians uncomfortably disposed by passages that directly contradict their religious beliefs occasionally opine that scripture has been entirely done away with and that we should now be led by our “heart” (Prov 28:26), or “by our feelings” (Prov 14:12).
What so rudely and most often insults modern religious orthodoxy in this matter is the blunt clarity of scripture concerning the question of “obedience” – and because nobody wants to be reminded that he is a religious hypocrite, “obedience” is rarely a subject of preaching (except as applied to “tithing”). Paul stated that the Lord “became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him” (Heb 5:9), and further declared his intent “to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed” (Rom 15:18). This subject is controversial because it involves a personal war to the death; and does not result from any failure on the Lord’s part to make himself clearly understood in the matter (1st Ptr 4:17; Eph 5:6; 2nd Thes 1:8; 3:14; Rom 6:16; Mt 7:21).
The prophet Samuel reproved King Saul that “to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams” (1st Sam 15:22); whereupon Saul admitted: “I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice” (v. 24). For two thousand years it has been exactly the same with unconverted “Christians” for whom the “voice of the people” has real power (1st Sam 8:7), while the words of the Lord are viewed as comparatively inconsequential. Like all unconverted men, Saul (a king) and Pontus Pilate (a governor) feared public disapproval more than being naked on main street (Prov 29:25). The inconvenient truth of this issue is that obedience is not a matter of following the crowd; but, rather, it hinges upon “that which is written,” as the Lord so often declared (1st Cor 4:6; Mt 4:10; etc.). In the gospel of John the Lord cried out: “He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God” (Jn 8:47). Going beyond that plain statement, the Lord also declared:
My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it [Lk 8:21].
Herein the Lord exposes a flaw in unconverted man, as he had also described it much earlier to the prophet Ezekiel:
they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness [Ezek 33:31].
While such men pay lip-service to “love,” they openly reject the true love of God, as the apostle John made clear:
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous [1st Jn 5:2-3].
As John declared this to be true, so the Lord did also:
If ye love me, keep my commandments [Jn 14:15].
But, as the Lord said in Ezekiel, “they will not,” as they imagine themselves to be the spiritual center of the universe.
Concerning the issue of “works,” there is a thorough corruption of doctrine by “lukewarm” churches (Rev 3:14-16) whose revealed works betray their true condition more accurately than their opinion of themselves (2nd Cor 10:12). “Works” are merely those things that are done by faith (or by lack of faith), and refusing to do what the Lord commanded is just as evil as doing what he said “thou shalt not” do; as it is written: “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (Jms 4:17).
The entire bible, both old testament and new, clearly exhorts concerning the keeping of the commandments; yet a twisted and devilish doctrine is preached today to the effect that if Christians do what the Lord commanded, they make “the work at the cross of no effect.” Innumerable of Satan’s “ministers” (2nd Cor 11:13-15) repeat such diabolical perversions of Galatians, chapter 5, ignoring that the actual issue as stated concerns a man being “circumcised” (v. 3) and “justified by the law” (v. 4), which “law” is “contained in ordinances” having no connection whatsoever with the ten commandments (Eph 2:15). (As the devil boldly misapplied scripture to the Lord (Mt 4:5-6), his “deceitful workers” will certainly not hesitate to do the same with you.)
Modern corporate religion serves Satan’s agenda by its fundamental reliance upon “private interpretation” and universal resentment of biblical authority; and in defense of its false doctrine there is always an assault of some form made on the integrity of God’s word, either by calling into question what “God said” (Gen 3:1), or by arbitrarily (and often ambiguously) narrowing the range of verses allowed for examination in any given matter; yet, as Paul declares:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works [2nd Tim 3:16-17].
Bearing no resemblance to an actual Spirit filled life in Christ, apostate Christianity now revels in pagan traditions, affiliations with Rome, corrupt doctrine, and fake spiritual gifts: “slaying” in the spirit, “holy” rolling, “holy” barking, “holy” dancing, and absurd “worship services” that blatantly mock God and defy scripture (1st Cor 14:26-28, 40). These religious social clubs tolerate unrepentant “fornicators” (5:9,13), “effeminate” (6:9), “sodomites” (Rom 1:24-27; Lev 18:22), occultists (Ex 22:18), pedophiles, and murderers of unborn children – who gravitate to the pulpit, preside over the day care (1st Cor 5:6; Gal 5:9), and delude themselves that their imagined “love” and “faith” justify their own personal wickedness while they condemn those who eschew evil as “depending on works.” It is fairly axiomatic that “Christians” who can be led to ignore the commandments will instinctively assume that those who obey the Lord are spiritually defective in some way for doing so.
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD [Prov 17:15].
All denominations adopt various “works” which (if nothing else) serve so as to distinguish themselves from “outsiders” – such as abstaining from wine and shaving the beard (Baptists); or NOT shaving the beard (Mennonites); abstaining from meat (Adventists); rejecting the use of musical instruments (“Church of Christ, Inc.”); baptizing babies (Lutherans, Methodists, etc.); simultaneous mass “tongues”; religious use of poisonous snakes; and so on. Denominational fanatics who think nothing of slandering the bible will zealously defend the dogmas of their religious franchise against contrary beliefs, typically denouncing works they do not subscribe to by simply labeling them as “works” – for example: “We don’t believe in water baptism because that’s works!” (Anything that one does, of course, is “works”; but this discussion skirts the issue.) Whereas the “house of Israel” was water baptized “unto repentance” (Mt 3:11; Acts 2:36-38), converted Gentiles respond with water baptism as “the answer of a good conscience” (1st Ptr 3:20,21); and while both were commanded to baptize, neither was saved by the act of getting wet (all sacerdotalist opinion notwithstanding). The real issue here is obedience and “works” is not a dirty word. The Lord said: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven” (Mt 5:16) – as he also said: “For the Son of man shall . . . reward every man according to his works” (Mt 16:27). “Good works” are the spiritual fruit of those who in newness of life and by the Spirit of God obey the Lord, in contrast with the religious hypocrisy of systematically ignoring him:
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? [Lk 6:46].
To escape the consistent clarity of scripture concerning the sabbath day, religious deceivers typically circumvent the issue by quickly announcing that, “Salvation is not of ‘works’” – and then let nature take its course concerning the sabbath day. (Do you see how that works?) The question before us now, however, is NOT: “How do I get saved?”; but, rather: “What do you intend to DO with the rest of your life now that you ARE ‘saved?’” (I’m asking you.)
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. . . . But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? [Jms 2:17-20].
This passage is typically swept away with slick theatrics such as, “If we do works we DENYYYYY faith! We’re FRRREEEEEEEEEE in Christ!” (Rom 6:18,22; 1st Ptr 2:16). Consider what is written of these deceivers:
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption [2nd Ptr 2:19].
In James, chapter 2, verse 22, it is said of Abraham, “Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?” James does not imply “salvation by works” or that works made “Abraham” perfect; but, rather, that Abraham’s “faith” was “made perfect” by his works.
All denominations claim “faith” – however, the faith of their membership is dead faith when it fails to bear “good fruit” (Mt 7:17-21; Jn 8:39; Col 1:9-10). James makes this point clear by repeating himself: “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (2:26). While the bible does NOT teach salvation by works, it does strongly promote “works” – and while it is true that no one is “saved” by his works (Eph 2:8-9), this has nothing to do with the subject at hand. Church of Christ, Inc. “elders” (Mt 16:21), for example, exalt the biblical “work” of “water baptism” as being the “Gentile plan of salvation” – and do so under the rank heresy that the Christian salvation formula is found in Acts 2:38 – imagining “water” at every use of the word, “baptize” (Mt 3:11; 20:22; etc.); yet hypocritically describe sabbath keepers as “trying to get saved by works” who (being “saved” already) see it as blatantly evil to promote the breaking of the Lord’s commandments (Mt 5:19). Using Titus 3:5 to show that “we’re not saved by works,” such deceivers ignore Paul’s exhortation in the very same passage to “be careful to maintain good works.” In this same way, the topic of Ephesians 2:8-9 is trotted forth to demonstrate the undisputed truth concerning “how to get saved,” while refusing to even consider Paul’s statement immediately following that directs our walk in the Lord to be “unto good works”:
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them [Eph 2:10].
The same Paul who wrote verse 9 in Ephesians 2, also wrote verse 10, and the same Lord who converted Paul also gave us James. The purpose of the bible by its entirety is that men would not be deceived in doctrine, either by ignorance or design, through the wresting of partisan proof-texts (2nd Tim 3:16). Those who “have a problem with works and faith” simply cannot read: James does not “add works to salvation,” or “do away with faith” – just as Paul does not “do away with works” for the perfection “of faith.” Scripture is perfectly consistent that salvation is “by grace through faith” (not of works); but is equally clear that “works” are the fulfilment of faith so as to make a man’s faith complete, which faith is “dead” in their absence! (Jms 2:17). Those who deny this truth, whether out of ignorance or otherwise, co-operate in Satan’s oldest agenda (Job 41:34; Lk 17:5-10).
The Lord blasted Israel’s religious leaders who in their ignorant and foolish wickedness were exactly as their Gentile counterparts today who “do err, not knowing the scriptures” (Mt 22:29). Modern apostasy does not fight “the good fight” of 1st Timothy 6:12; but, instead, fights against God; while the true warfare is in “bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2nd Cor 10:5) who has in “readiness to revenge all disobedience” (v. 6). As the Lord said: “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” (Mt 7:20). The glaring problem is that today’s Christians are so altogether unaware of sound biblical doctrine that they do not discern the evil entrenched within their own religion:
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock [Acts 20:29-32].
The Lord praised “the church of Ephesus” by saying:
. . . thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate [Rev 2:6];
thereby showing that the servant of the Lord must not tolerate “them which are evil” within the church. Further, religious liars are to be EXPOSED as “liars”:
I know . . . thou canst not bear them which are evil: and . . . hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars [v. 2].
It is true, as Paul said in Romans 6:14: “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace,” but Paul continues:
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? [vs. 15-16]
When the complete passage is read to so-called “love-gospel” Christians, they have a tendency to carry on like they belonged to a street gang. These people can frequently quote Romans 6:14 from memory, but refuse to read a single verse anywhere else in the chapter. At the beginning of chapter 6 in the book of Romans Paul said:
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? [vs. 1-2];
as he also said:
Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame [1st Cor 15:34];
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins [Heb 10:26].
The grace of God is not a license to sin, and the Lord straightly calls mankind to cease from sin (Jn 5:14; 8:11) – and so, religious deceivers must simply ignore the fact that the word “sin” has a biblical definition:
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law [1st Jn 3:4].
In regard to the word, “law,” professional deceivers absolutely refuse to read this word in scriptural context. What was “contrary to us” and nailed to the cross is the “handwriting of ordinances” (Col 2:14), while the “commandment” law will never be done away with until “heaven and earth pass” (Mt 5:18-19). This biblical truth is held in contempt by those who lust after money and “respect” yet care nothing about “sound doctrine” (2nd Tim 4:3). Satan’s agenda is readily observed in the “new bibles” that entirely remove the word, “commandments,” from the text by substituting the meaningless word, “commands,” resulting in godless bibles and lawless churches – all according to plan. Many professing Christians simply refuse to consider the implications in the fact that the devil, “the god of this world” (2nd Cor 4:4), still reigns supreme over his primary domain, RELIGION – and so they follow after blind men, and bring about their own destruction (Mt 15:14).
The “heart” of the problem in rebelling against God (1st Sam 12:14-15) has to do with the way a man THINKS (Prov 23:7), regardless of whether he is claiming Christ in the process. If the spiritual dimension is ignored (Eph 6:12), it becomes impossible to determine what all the fuss is about, because the sabbath day is a benefit to man (Mk 2:27), God calls it “a delight” (Isa 58:13-14), and it is manifestly simple: if a man is a servant of the Lord, then he and his house will rest on the seventh day because the Lord said to do so. There would be no problem here at all if “Christians” were not in love with the world (1st Jn 2:15):
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it [Ex 20:8-11].
As seen, the fourth commandment contains no “legalisms” whatsoever; although religious charlatans often use this non-biblical buzz-word to insinuate error in keeping the sabbath day simply because, despite the lack of substance to this accusation, no mental effort is required in repeating it.
Most religious Americans are tragically comfortable ignoring the Lord’s word and feeling “saved” while living a life of rebellion (Jer 44:16-17; 13:10); and rarely give a thought as to the pagan roots of their religion, although its Catholic origins and traditions are obvious for all to see. Modern “Protestant” denominations were easily led to fall at the feet of Rome in the so-called “ecumenical” movement because they were nothing but clones of their spiritual “mother” from the beginning: “As is the mother, so is her daughter” (Ezek 16:44). In spite of God’s warnings, the human race universally acknowledges the “MOTHER OF HARLOTS” (Rev 17:5) as the sole repository of the “Christian” religion on earth. The amazing “blindness” (Eph 4:18) surrounding this world-wide phenomenon can not be contemplated without acknowledging a massive global “conspiracy”; while the bible completely exposes this “great whore” of Revelation 17 that openly promotes “idols” as “aids to worship” (1st Jn 5:21) and Mary as “our mother” (Gal 4:26), “mediatrix” (1st Tim 2:5), “intercessor” (Rom 8:26), and “queen of heaven” (Jer 7:18) – with legions of black-robed, pedophile “Fathers” (Mt 23:9) led by a blaspheming “Pope” (Jn 17:11) at Rome (Rev 17:9,4) that pretends to “take the place of Jesus Christ!” (Mk 3:28-29).
Those who rightly speak against this pagan idolatry are now routinely dismissed as “too judgmental” and “lacking in love” by a satanically compromised “Protestant” clergy who fanatically accommodate Satan’s “new world order” agenda in its rapidly developing one-world-religion. These wolves in sheep’s clothing go to “prayer lunches” with the degenerate priests of that “harlot” church (1st Cor 6:15-16) and in turn invite them to preach from the pulpit their subtle priestcraft poison to the children of their own ignorant congregations. Woe to these wicked and treacherous hirelings! (Mt 18:6).
O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths [Isa 3:12].
My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray [Jer 50:6].
In America’s brief past, as during the dark ages of Europe, a “Protestant” was someone who protested against the abominations of Rome, but such men are now hard to find. (A “Lutheran” minister explains that, “‘Protestant’ doesn’t MEAN that anymore”; and to emphasize this claim further declares that his personal “best friends are all Jesuits from seminary school!”) Being altogether “drunken” under the spell of the “great whore” (Rev 17:1), the corporate churches today blindly “trust” the very men whose training was specifically designed to deceive them (Jer 17:5) – their “blind leaders of the blind” justifying the ungodly, pagan idolatry and salvation-by-works in Catholicism as “harmless” and “insignificant,” while insisting that a person is into “legalisms” if he fellowships on the sabbath day (Jude 11-13). “Protestants” now defend “THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS” in this manner because they consciously submit to being “daughters of Rome” (as they indeed always were) and therefore seek to justify themselves. Foreseeing this apostasy, the Lord instructed concerning the issue of the commandments being done away with:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil . . .
“Orthodox” apostates invariably interrupt at this point with the defensive spiel: “Yea, and he did fulfill it! It’s fulfilled!” – but, whereas these heretics SAY “fulfilled” they’re actually THINKING “destroyed,” and typically blurt out: “done away with” before the reader can finish quoting the passage:
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven [Mt 5:17-19].
Professional religious deceivers are taught through their various seminaries to claim that these words by the Lord can be safely ignored because he “wasn’t talking to born again Christians” at that particular time, or was “talking to mostly Jews!” – but if anyone really accepted this sophistry he would not believe anything the Lord said; which, of course, is exactly the purpose behind this nonsense. In considering such devilish assertions it must be realized that in his entire ministry – which was exclusively to the Jews (Mt 15:24) – the Lord never said anything to a “born-again Christian.”
For example, the Holy Spirit through Philip eliminated every rationale for “infant sprinkling” when an Egyptian asked him: “See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?” Philip responded: “If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest” (Acts 8:36-37). This, of course, is the believer’s baptism, in clear contrast with the pagan baptism of Rome. (There is nothing more embarrassing than a Methodist minister trying to explain how a month-old baby can believe on Jesus Christ “with all his heart.”) The point here is that in Acts 8, when Philip provided the doctrinal requirement for receiving water baptism, he gave it to a eunuch! (Do you think this instruction on baptism applies only to castrated Egyptians? Can you not see the can of worms you’re in if you refuse to confront this issue?)
Portraying himself as a “bible-believer,” a doctor with a Baptist newsletter insists that, “The book of James wasn’t given for new testament Christians!” – and rather than actually “believe” the doctrine provided by James (which he refuses to reconcile with his denominational training), the doctor simply removes James from the New Testament canon on the basis that it was addressed “to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad” (Jms 1:1). By this incredibly ignorant objection, the doctor declares the book of James to be “only for the Jews,” a subterfuge which doctrinally avoids the fact that Gentiles who receive Jesus Christ as Lord are “graffed in . . . to Israel” (Rom 11:13-25); and further fails to recognize that, whereas James was ADDRESSED “to the twelve tribes” (1:1), it nonetheless applies to the “beloved brethren” (v. 16); just as Peter’s letter addressed to “strangers” in “Asia” (1st Ptr 1:1) applies to “all that are in Christ Jesus” (5:14), whether they live in Kansas City or Timbuktu (2nd Tim 3:16).
The Lord sent “the gospel of the kingdom” (Mt 4:23) first to “the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (10:5-6), but this SAME gospel then went out to the Gentiles (Rom 1:16). This gospel was not “another gospel” for there is no “other gospel” (Gal 1:6-9) – just as there is only “one body” in Jesus Christ (Eph 4:4), thus making genealogy irrelevant (Acts 15:7-9). The “Gentiles” – which is to say, “the heathen” (Gal 2:8-9) – become “fellowheirs, and of the same body . . . by the gospel” (Eph 3:6), so that, in Christ, “there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek” (Rom 10:12). This is precisely the reason that the “ordinances” which previously separated spiritually unconverted Jews (Lk 22:32) from Gentiles are now “abolished” (Eph 2:15). Paul repeatedly explained that although “ye were Gentiles” (1st Cor 12:2) “in time past” (Eph 2:11), this is no longer true “in Christ Jesus . . . who hath made both one” (vs.12-15). Gentiles, by faith in Christ, become “the children of Abraham” (Gal 3:7) and are no longer “Gentiles” at all (Eph 2:16-19; Gen 21:12; Isa 59:20). Those who reject scripture on the basis that it was “given to the Jews” simply bear witness against themselves that they are NOT part of that “one body” (1st Cor 12:13).
Religious professionals typically insist that the Lord’s upholding of his commandments in the new testament is irrelevant because this took place “before the resurrection” – an assertion that is both meaningless and absurd (as nearly everything the Lord said was before the resurrection). The Lord, in fact, not only repeatedly upheld the sabbath day, but confirmed his commandments to the end of scripture (Rev 22:14), which was well past the resurrection! As in apostate Israel, so now the churches are led by deceiving hypocrites (Mt 15:7-9) whose doctrinal agenda is based on issues of personal advantage (Isa 56:11); and the Lord well described these wicked men (Mt 15:14) who, as Paul warned, would sow their “heresies among you” (1st Cor 11:19) in leading the churches to follow the “tradition of men” (Col 2:8). In response to the Lord’s clear words on this issue (Jn 14:15, 21; 15:10), deceived Christians immediately begin babbling nonsense about the “early fathers” or the “original Greek” in a vain effort to justify their heresies (as taught them by devils) to the effect that “the law is done away with!” – often becoming considerably enraged as the Lord bluntly contradicts their opinions (Mt 5:17-19; 15:7-9).
A Baptist freemason rushes forward to de-fuse the Lord’s statement with the bawling objection, “Yea, well, not one jot or tittle will be done away with till all be fulfilled, and Jesus fulfilled everything at the cross,” the trusting listener being apparently expected to believe that because “everything” is thus “fulfilled,” the commandments must be “done away with.” (This theory, like the fraud of “evolution,” is accepted by nearly everyone through the magic of its being repeated ad nauseam.)
The Lord fulfilled many biblical prophecies, but certainly did not fulfill “ALL.” Those who claim otherwise make the Lord a liar by denying his return in power, the first and second resurrections, the “new earth,” the “new Jerusalem,” the restraint of Satan, the thousand year reign, and “the judgment” (Rev 20:1 – 22:15). Today’s corporate churches flatly reject the idea of a “new earth” because their “hope” lies in “this present world,” and their “confidence” is firmly lodged in “man” (as witnessed by America’s religious love affair with “science,” socialist bureaucracy, the United Nations, and international agreements). In Mark 13:4 the disciples asked the Lord: “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?” The Lord answered by revealing the events of the “great tribulation” and his return to earth in glory, as he said: “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Mt 5:18-19); and further stated that,
it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail [Lk 16:17].
In a frenzied attempt to overcome his“commandment problem” in Matthew 5:19, a Baptist doctor preaches the ridiculous doctrine that the “kingdom of heaven” (for Jews) is a different kingdom than the “kingdom of God” (for Gentiles), and crafted a catchy slogan to sell the absurdity of his thinking to the public: “Things different are not the same!” If this nonsense were true, of course, then it would follow that “the King of glory” (Ps 24:7-10), “King of peace” (Heb 7:2), “King of saints” (Rev 15:3), “King of Kings” (17:14), and “King of the Jews” (Mt 2:2) identified FIVE different kings – being only five examples among more than three hundred different names of Jesus Christ, “the King!” While the bible makes perfectly clear that the terms, “kingdom of heaven” and “kingdom of God,” are entirely synonymous, the two terms selected by the doctor are only a small part of a much greater list, all of which variously refer to that ONE and very SAME “kingdom” – including also: “the kingdom” (Mt 13:19), “the kingdom of Christ and of God” (Eph 5:5), “the everlasting kingdom” (2nd Ptr 1:11), and “my Father’s kingdom” (Mt 26:29) – which by the doctor’s logic would give us “SIX different kingdoms,” not “two!” Where Matthew uses “kingdom of heaven” in the parable of the sower (13:11), for example, both Mark and Luke use “kingdom of God” (Mk 4:11; Lk 8:10); and where Matthew employs both of these terms in the camel-through-a-needle parable (19:23-24), only “kingdom of God” is used by all others (Mk 10:24; Lk 18:24). The simple fact is that the term, “kingdom of heaven,” is not used by anyone except Matthew, who is clearly not referring to a different “kingdom” than the one acknowledged by the other apostles (Mt 12:25). Such mental gymnastics on the part of religious professionals serve to demonstrate the desperation of their twisted motives, while highlighting the significance of the very commandment that they insist is of no importance.
Blatantly wresting scripture to sweep away the fourth commandment, the tactics of these “experts” reveal the satanic nature of their agenda (Mt 7:16); who create artificial definitions for biblical words to allow alaternative application, a fraud long used to justify all manner of heresy. Thus, the churches pretend to believe in two “tongues” (leaving only one “tongues” subject to 1st Corinthians 14, while providing “a different ‘tongues’” for those who wish to babble on in “confusion”); and two “kingdoms” so that those who reject the commandment-keeping “kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5:19) can fantasize a “less Jewish” kingdom “of God” for themselves in order to avoid the issue of the sabbath day. This methodology created not only two sabbath days, but two resurrections (in support of a “pre-trib rapture” for those who cannot think in terms of suffering for Christ) (Philip 1:29; 1st Ptr 3:14); and so “Protestants” now follow perfectly in the tradition of their spiritual mother; who, for her part, created two “mediators” (1st Tim 2:5) (resurrecting “Mary” from the grave to become “our Mediatrix”), two “Holy Fathers” (one “in heaven” and another at Rome), two “sacrifices” (at Golgotha and at “mass”), two “Rocks” (the Lord and “Peter”), two “authorities” (scripture and “tradition”), two “who take the place of Jesus Christ” (supplanting the Holy Spirit by an antichrist “Pope”), and two “mothers” “of us all” (Gal 4:26) – the “new Jerusalem”(Rev 3:12; 21:2) being replaced by “Mary” to satisfy that devilish sentiment which views the city of God’s affection as entirely “too Jewish,” and so insists upon a more Gentile “MOTHER” of its own imagination. This circus of false doctrine notwithstanding, the Lord’s elect have but ONE sabbath day, ONE resurrection, and ONE kingdom (Jn 18:36) – the only “other kingdom” belonging to “Satan” (Mt 12:25-26) and those who follow after him (Rev 20:10,15).
The great bulk of corporate Christianity is content with the absurd lie as taught by Jesuit professors in “Protestant” seminaries, that, “Early Christians changed the sabbath day to the first day of the week.” Christians who accept this devilish lie simply justify Rome – which brutally forced this substitution on mankind – and they are strangely undisturbed by the fact that the commandments they reject as “old testament” are re-stated and repeatedly confirmed in the new testament:
1st Jn 5:21
Before departing the planet, the Lord said to his disciples:
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations . . . to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you [Mt 28:19-20].
Brushing aside all scripture that inconveniently contradicts their religious opinions, legions of orthodox professionals and millions of self-professing “new testament Christians” blindly ignore the new testament in their carnal attempt to distance themselves from the hated commandments – as the Lord’s words pierce through the darkness:
. . . but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments [Mt 19:17].
In trying to escape such clear language, it is typically asserted that the Lord invented “two NEW commandments” – thus allowing the word, “commandments,” to not actually refer to the “ten commandments” at all. This perverse wresting of scripture first ignores the Lord’s own words (Mt 19:17-19) to create the notion that the Lord did away with his own commandments, and further ignores the fact that he specifically cautioned not to think such a thing! (5:17-19).
When the Lord responded to a lawyer’s erroneous question as to “the great commandment in the law” (Mt 22:34-40), the Lord answered this request for ONE by instead giving TWO commandments which are the backbone of ALL the law (v. 40). The Lord gave NOTHING NEW here: he merely quoted Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18, both of which commandments were from “the law” and “given to the Jews.” Religious hypocrites simply prefer these “two commandments” recited in Matthew 22 because they are not specific and can be imagined to mean anything! These people speak of “love” in this context, but they are THINKING “money” and “reputation” (1st Tim 6:5). The Lord did not say that Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18 replace the ten commandments; but that on these two verses “hang all the law and the prophets” – the same “law” and “prophets” which “the salt of the earth” (Mt 5:13) and “light of the world” (v. 14) should both “do and teach” (v.19). To love God with the whole heart AND love neighbors as ourselves (the Lord’s answer to the lawyer’s question) is the most brief foundational re-statement possible of ALL ten of the commandments, which is why the Lord refused to separate them by giving only ONE “great commandment” as requested. How clearly the Lord was aware of “Satan’s devices” and how completely the denominational churches today remain willingly “ignorant” of them (2nd Cor 2:11).
Where the last six of the ten commandments only relate to men with each other, the first four pertain to man in his relationship with God; nevertheless, the Lord will not have them divided, which is exactly what “educated” religious hypocrites do, referring arbitrarily to the “sabbath” and “graven image” commandments as “ceremonial” to justify their apostate opinion that these two commandments went south. Nearly all worldly churches stand in agreement against God (Ps 2:1-4) in their argument that some of the Lord’s commandments are “done away with” or “changed” (Rom 1:25); although, their opinions change nothing because “all” the commandments are “faithful” (Ps 119:86), “truth” (v. 151), and “righteousness” (v. 172) – as it is written:
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments [v. 6].
Scripture repeatedly testifies against worldly religion by certifying the immutability of “all” ten commandments:
. . . all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness [v. 7].
Because the wisdom in the ten commandments is obvious they are not easily attacked as a whole; and so the devil, applying the strategy of “divide and conquer,” has picked away at them individually over the years; but, as any thief hates having something stolen from him and godless social engineers know exactly what happens to civilization when children do not honor their parents (Hos 8:7), Satan’s ministers of “religion” were forced to phrase their propaganda carefully. The glaring defect in the “lukewarm” churches (Rev 3:16) is that (like the world) they are self-centered (Philip 2:21) and “humanistic” (or, man-centered); and those who live comfortably in this environment naturally view the first four commandments as irrelevant – while, for those who love God, these are not the least, but the most important of all (1st Jn 5:2-3). Apostate ministers who wrest scripture to justify Sunday are exactly like federal lawyers who wrest the Bill of Rights to obtain “gun control” – they are liars and murderers at heart (Jn 8:44).
In a brief moment of mental clarity, a Baptist pastor pointed out the idolatry of Catholicism on the basis of its openly flaunting “the second commandment”; but when suggested to him that he breaks the fourth commandment by ignoring the sabbath day he roars back indignantly that, “The law is done away with in Christ!” This same thinking (or lack of thinking) is openly displayed by the publisher of a Baptist newspaper who declares to his readers that America is in decline because it “took the ten commandments out of the schools”; yet, in a more isolated discussion about the sabbath day, angrily declares that the commandments “don’t apply to Christians,” and follows with a railing fit in the same paper against those who preach they should be kept! (Prov 11:9). (Such hypocrisy is not at all unusual on this issue.) Observe how clearly the line was drawn by the angel of God whose words today in the churches are widely perceived as manifestly unthinkable:
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus [Rev 14:12].
As an example showing the extent of the war raging on this subject, the reader may observe that the last blessing in the bible (at the very end of Revelation) is an exhortation to “do” the Lord’s commandments, which is replaced in ALL of the “new translations” with various perverted renderings to the effect of “laundering their robes.” The true reading for Revelation 22:14 is found ONLY in the “received text” that is now published only in the Authorized King James Bible:
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city [Rev 22:14].
Believing lies has consequences. Those who reject the sabbath day are easily led to reject all the commandments; thus perfectly conditioning themselves to believe that “the saints” in Revelation 14:12 are “not true Christians,” despite the fact (to their much embarrassment) that the described “saints” not only “keep the commandments of God,” but also “the faith of Jesus.” Satan’s “pre-tribulation rapture” hoax has ensnared the carnal churches in a false hope which was sucked up like cocaine to satisfy the pathological need to distance themselves from the commandment-keeping “saints” who are killed during the tribulation (Rev 13:7; Dan 7:21). Thus, the deceivers who promote the false doctrine that “tribulation saints” are “separate from the body of Christ” partake of the same deceit as used to explain away “the sabbath day” (Mt 24:20) – rejecting all scripture that describes persecution of the saints during “great tribulation” – so that by wilfully ignoring the very scripture intended to warn them (1st Thes 3:4) they make themselves blind to the coming wickedness. These two deceptions – “pre-trib rapture” and the teaching that “the commandments are done away with” – are each necessary in order to support the other, and those who wish to believe either of these lies will eventually believe both; and so the trap is set (2nd Thes 2:11). As Satan comes to unrestrained power in the tribulation (Dan 7:21; Rev 13:5-8), deceived Christians will assume they “missed the rapture” and, in their ignorance, will yield to Satan’s new world order and accept “the mark of the beast” (Rev 13:16). The reality of this future is now denied in one way or another by ALL of the denominational churches (Rev 14:9-11).
The pre-tribulation “rapture” deception ignores even the verse from which the term “blessed hope” is taken (Titus 2:13), so that whereas it is clearly given that the “blessed hope” comes at the Lord’s “glorious appearing,” this is transformed by satanic genius into a “secret rapture” at which the Lord “DOESN’T APPEAR” at all! The bible declares, however, that the true resurrection comes “Immediately after the tribulation of those days,” and also that the world will “see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” (Mt 24:29-30). Not only will he be seen, but “every eye shall see him” (Rev 1:7). It is impossible to maintain that this is a “secret appearance.” The Lord comes “with the trump of God” wherein “the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain” are “caught up” (1st Thes 4:13-18). Because the deceived churches deny their part in this resurrection of “the elect” (Mt 24:22) where the dead are raised “at the last trump” (1st Cor 15:51-52), they must exclude Paul as being part of the church because Paul includes himself in this resurrection! (1st Thes 4:17; 2nd Thes 2:1). (See also: Jn 6:39-40,44,54.)
Among the many doctrinal obstacles for the theory of multiple “raptures” is that there is only ONE “resurrection of life” (Jn 5:29), just as there is only one “resurrection of damnation.” Thus the corporate churches teach that the Lord’s body is “divided” (Mt 12:25), and, again, they are made “liars.” It cannot be thought strange that the Lord would have but one “sabbath” and one “resurrection” for his “one body” (1st Cor 12:13). Millions of self-professing Christians deceived under the popular “You’re special!” gospel simply assume themselves to be more important to God than Job, Daniel, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and David; and thus reject everything in the bible that contradicts their presumptuous delusions (Acts 10:34). The false churches which now emphatically disavow persecution for themselves no longer even pretend to be “servants” of the Lord:
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you [Jn 15:20].
In rendering empty lip-service to the Lord (Mt 15:18), today’s fallen churches occasionally speak theoretically concerning “obedience” as a general concept, yet they deny any biblical standard as to when such theories ought to apply.
Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you [Mt 21:28-31].
Led by spiritual forces “crept in unawares” and working within, the corporate churches are seduced by wicked men to give no thought to actually obeying the Lord pursuant to scripture. The pied pipers who orchestrate this apostasy provide breathtaking sound bites to the effect that, “We must NOT look to the LAAAAAAW, but to JeeeeSUSSSaa, and be led by the Spirittttttaaaa,” as they preach “another Jesus” and openly manifest “another spirit” (2nd Cor 11:4). Such false pastors (for their own protection) routinely ridicule the authority of the bible, typically insisting that, “If you love the Lord, the commandments don’t matter!” – yet the Lord stated exactly the OPPOSITE opinion:
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me [Jn 14:21].
While this verse is clear to any third grader, religious “experts” often pretend not to understand it and are simply determined to ignore it. The notion is often expressed that, “The Father gave the commandments, but the Son did away with them!” – however, this claim is false on both counts:
And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them [Ex 24:12].
When this Exodus passage is viewed in the light of Matthew 5:17-19, it is completely obvious why seminary educated deceivers are taught to claim that, “Jesus himself never actually wrote anything.” In fact, the Lord openly “wrote on the ground” at Jerusalem (Jn 8:6,8), twice wrote his law in “tables of stone” at mount Sinai (Ex 34:1), and now writes the same commandments again in men’s hearts (Heb 8:10; 10:16; 2nd Cor 3:3). This “law” that was “written with the finger of God” – which is to say, written by “the LORD” himself (Deut 9:10; Jn 1:3) – is upheld throughout the bible. In Matthew 5:21-28, for example, the Lord quoted both the sixth and seventh commandments; not only affirming the law against adultery, but further enlarging it so as to include even the desire of adultery. Thus, the Lord both magnified and exalted the law exactly as Isaiah the prophet said he would:
The LORD . . . will magnify the law, and make it honourable [Isa 42:21].
“Christians” who declare God’s law to be “done away with” simply show themselves as “carnal,” and reveal that in their minds they are at “enmity against” God (Rom 8:7-8).
Many religious people tend to think of their chosen denomination as having come to spiritual perfection (even if they admit to not having reached this condition personally) and when confronted by the sabbath problem they often assert that, “Here at the [Blah Blah Blah] Church, we don’t worry about doctrine!” (1st Tim 4:1,13,16). In one of such typical “charismatic centers,” the false pastor conducting the spiritual entertainment recognized a few bible-believers as they entered his palace of spiritual shenanigans, and immediately launched into an ancient spiel: “Friends, we don’t have to study the bible [2nd Tim 2:15]: we can just be leddddddd by the spirit!” Several hundred people there began waving their arms, shouting in phoney “tongues,” and voicing their approval of this devilish statement. The tragedy is that this deceiver cares nothing about the people he destroys, and he is personally in love with nothing except “money” (1st Tim 6:10); while the mob in his care, for their part, are completely comfortable with fraud (2nd Tim 4:3-4).
In the same way, Jim Jones, a “Black Ops” agent of the CIA, convinced his naive cult followers that they were “in the spirit” as he led them to abandon the bible, and they paid heavily for their foolishness. Jones was filmed at one of his sermons holding up a bible and asking: “Is this where we put our faith?” He then threw the book on the floor, saying: “No, that is not where we put our faith!” (In the aftermath of the Guyana atrocity, the mainstream press repeatedly described Jones as a “fundamentalist Protestant minister.”) Jones, in fact, was raised Catholic, was trained by Jesuits, and had as his handler “confessor” a Jesuit priest named “Father” Divine. Jones was conspicuously promoted among many remarkably influential politicians; while the CIA filled his pews with San Francisco mental patients, and later provided him full use of CIA property in Guyana as part of MK-Ultra. Contrary to media propaganda, Jones and his lieutenants were not among the dead, and there were in fact no “suicides”; but a systematic mass murder in eliminating witnesses to CIA treason and Satanism. The press universally censored the reason for Congressman Ryan’s trip to Guyana which was to personally investigate the CIA in its Jonestown project; and Ryan’s threatening intent was well known by agency bosses. After hastily murdering Ryan, the agency rushed in to prevent Guyanese investigation and forestall forensic examination of the dead, who had all been previously hunted down in the jungle, forcibly injected with lethal drugs, and piled in heaps. This Luciferian atrocity was effectively covered up by the lap-dog media’s running of the “Kool-Aid/suicide” story – the bloody cult of “Mary” now completely controlling the press and Congress, as it has always controlled the CIA.
While the avowed intent of the Jesuits is to force the entire world to submit to the “Pope,” quite tellingly they have murdered “Popes” when it suited their agenda. Any country which they cannot control through its Catholic population, or by war and assassination, they ultimately conquer by infiltration of its government. The American public is quite incapable of really understanding why government officials encourage illegal immigration across the Mexican border – this Catholic influx constituting not only a major “political” coup; but, more importantly, a national “religious overthrow!” Understanding this treason brings clarity to the question: “Who’s really behind the shadow government?” In Nazi Germany, for example, the Jesuits ran Hitler’s death camps; drafted the lists of Jews and Protestants to be rounded up; and made the day to day decisions as to who would be worked to death, tortured to death, or sent to the gas chambers. This “blessing from the Vatican” was answered by Hitler’s grateful promise to “Pope Pius” XII that he would “return Europe to the dark ages.” As a side note, Adolph Hitler had only one “Nuncio” serving as liaison to the Vatican, compared with every American president since Ronald Reagan having two! (Imagine the outrage in the U.S. press if Protestant clerics were quartered in the white house to instruct the Executive branch of government in its policy decisions!) “Separation of church and state,” as chanted by American politicians, is a myth for the naive and the ignorant – the U.S. government being controlled by Rome as completely as any third world dictator installed by the CIA.
Before Nazi blitzkriegs overran Germany’s neighbors – to identify, round up, and liquidate Jews and Protestants – the Jesuits first prepared the soft underbelly of the masses with massive propaganda to influence the political dimension, even to the extent of ghost-writing Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” (as they also penned “Das Capital” for Karl Marx). Conflicting stories are told about the cruelty of Hitler’s invasions, the differences based primarily upon the religion of their victims. Polish Catholics, for example, related that their Nazi masters were somewhat civilized to them, but this opinion was not shared by Polish Protestants who were savagely slaughtered and buried in mass graves. When Hitler’s tanks thundered into Paris, French Catholics threw flowers in front of his motorcade to welcome him. This is not understood at all in America due to the universal ignorance achieved through public “education.” Hitler had the same “fifth column” in France that Franco had in Spain – both fascist overthrows being facilitated from within by Catholic priests promoting these tyrants before hand at Sunday “mass.” French culture, as a prime example – altogether atheistic, humanistic, and Catholic – enables Satan’s plan for totalitarian world government; as, throughout history, French mobs and kings were manipulated by the priests to commit national genocide against their “saints” (Rev 14:12). Thus has it always been when Rome controlled the king (17:18); and, as occurred in nearly all of Europe, Christians were repeatedly and systematically EXTERMINATED:
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus [Rev 17:6].
Europe is not Catholic merely because Rome’s pagan doctrine is intellectually appealing (or because the “Pope” looks particularly spiritual wearing the image of a Philistine fish-god on his head). What took place in apostate Nazi Germany followed precisely the plan used earlier throughout medieval Europe; and this same agenda is even now, step by step, being accomplished in apostate, fascist America (Ecc 1:10). The difficulty in perceiving this subversion (apart from simply believing the bible) is that understanding the conflict depends upon learning something from history, and men simply refuse to do this. America was not “robbed” of its bible-believing heritage; its people were tricked out of it – while at the same time, exactly as in Germany prior to WW II, politically-incorrect historical events were methodically stripped from school books and covertly removed from public libraries.
“Papal” ambitions have always been ultimately achieved by intrigue and murder, a pattern clearly revealed in Rome’s history of genocide, wars, and staged political assassination of those in high office – even of other Catholics who were “not Catholic enough,” or who resisted the agenda of the “holy office.” John F. Kennedy, for example, despite his many sins, did not in the end believe that “Cardinal” Spellman’s determination to forcibly install a Roman Catholic government in Buddhist Vietnam (following the failure of France to do so) was worth the collapse of America to accomplish – and so Kennedy began the military groundwork to withdraw American troops. Of the forces arrayed against Kennedy, the most fanatic were those Catholic insiders, who (as they saw it) had finally managed to place one of their own in the white house and he refused to obey them. “Spelly’s war” was about to be brought to an end by a fellow Catholic! This outrage was too much for Jesuit General Jansen (the “Black Pope”) to bear, and so JFK was executed by the unseen hand – a conspiracy that included agents within Kennedy’s own secret service; with the whole affair swept under the rug through the various secret Jesuit societies (to which every member of the appointed Warren Commission belonged). Lyndon Baines Johnson, a ruthlessly ambitious man – having obtained an “audience” with “Pope” Paul VI – then did exactly as he promised by dramatically increasing the fighting in Vietnam. (Johnson, like Hitler before him, ended his life a raving maniac, hidden away from public view by his handlers who well understood that he had to be kept quiet.) Millions of Americans are vaguely aware of the massive conspiracy surrounding the Kennedy assassination, yet fail to understand why the perpetrators were never brought to justice, or why it is that the intelligentsia pretends to believe the deluge of government lies surrounding the cover-up; for example, Arlen Specter’s “magic bullet” theory for which this Vatican puppet was well rewarded. (A nation that believes in “magic bullets” could not possibly send a man to the moon.)
Although Rome perpetually strives to portray Israel as the driving force of the “new world order,” this conspiracy is actually partnered by Rome and its minions, and is entirely devoid of true Jews (Rev 3:9). Mayer Amschel Rothschild, for example, who was “Jewish” by birth, quickly converted to Catholicism in his bid for world power – and the dynasty of evil which followed after him remains Catholic to this day. Modern Nazi sympathizers simply ignore the fact that the Jewish people were mercilessly annihilated during every fascist AND communist struggle for national overthrow in the elitist quest for control of the planet.
The blatantly apostate “Southern Baptist” denomination was created by financial fiat through John D. Rockefeller (a clone of the Rothschilds) for the single purpose of diluting the somewhat conservative Baptist denomination with a more “flexible” form of Christianity. This convention is run by Jesuits, and was from the beginning set up as a tool for their agenda – the heretical doctrine and compromising influence of this franchise being solely the result of Jesuit genius and Rockefeller money. Following this religious coup, the more biblically-minded “Independent Baptists” who remained Protestant to any degree found themselves surrounded by aggressive apostasy on the part of spiritually compromised “liberals” who were decidedly soft on Rome and even less committed to the authority of scripture than themselves. The treasonous hirelings who preside over this organized spiritual decline are instrumental to the ambitious global designs that would have been impossible in an environment of faithful belief in God’s word (Mt 23:13,15).
As Satan seduced Eve, convincing her to disobey God in the garden (Gen 2:16-17), he prevailed by simply telling her exactly what she wanted to hear (3:4-5). The devil perfectly understands man, his trained deceivers typically phrasing it like this: “We’re under grace: the law is done away with: let the spirit guide you!” – as THEY then pretend to speak for “that spirit” (1st Jn 4:1). Those who live by the authority of God’s word are not so easily taken in by such offers of “liberation,” yet religious schools today teach conformity with the world as though it were a Christian virtue. This inclination is specifically denounced by Paul:
And be not conformed to this world [Rom 12:2];
as King David also declared:
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God [Ps 119:115].
It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law. Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold [vs. 126-127].
While many Americans today are outraged that their politicians trample America’s founding principles of law, it is instructive to see the matter from God’s perspective; seeing that America’s religious leaders commit the same treason against the Lord, altogether eviscerating his law in exchange for personal gain. There are few evils perpetrated by politicians against their constituency which religious professionals have not already committed against God – even as today’s false shepherds hold the sabbath in contempt, which day was established as a blessing to mankind, specifically for the purpose of causing men to: “Remember” (Ex 20:8) that the Lord created everything and thereafter, on the seventh day, “rested” – yet, while public “education” officials conspire to convince America’s children that they evolved from monkeys, flag-waving American churches do nothing but make it easy for them.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day . . . and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made [Gen 2:1-3].
The Lord established the sabbath day and “rested” while Adam and Eve were still naked and without sin in the garden, and he gave no option to “choose their own day” based on “personal preferences” (as modern Christians fantasize). The Lord established this day himself, for reasons of his own choosing; and because the sabbath day was “blessed” and “sanctified” long before the descendants of Jacob were on earth, any conclusions drawn from the fact that the ten commandments were later “made known” to the Jews (Neh 9:14) are entirely irrelevant in regard to negating Gentile application. (The world’s first family was not Jewish, and Israel’s later receiving of the Sabbath day was decidedly half-baked.) It must be understood that the Jews refused to obey the Lord concerning the fourth commandment (Neh 13:17-18), and so it is not surprising that Gentiles would do the same – yet the sabbath day was an underlying condition of the covenant with Israel, as it was also in the subsequent extension of that covenant to include the Gentiles:
Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; even them will I bring to my holy mountain . . . for all people [Isa 56:6-7].
As to the “covenant . . . for all people,” many Christians are vaguely aware that a covenant was made with Israel; yet, almost without exception, they are completely ignorant as to the covenant itself – and absolutely refuse to accept that the “new covenant” (exactly as the first) specifically includes ONLY “the house of Israel” and “Judah” (Jer 31:31), as repeated later by Paul in the new testament:
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. . . . I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts [Heb 8:7-10].
There is no “Gentile covenant” (a contradiction in terms); rather, those who are “born again” in Christ Jesus (Jn 3:7) are “graffed in” to Israel (Rom 11:13-27) and thus enter into the “new covenant” made “with the house of Israel” (Jer 31:31-33). The “words” of the first “covenant, the ten commandments” (Ex 34:28; Deut 4:13), are the same words as now in the “new covenant” (Jer 31:31) – being just the “old commandment” as it was “from the beginning” (1st Jn 2:7), now “written . . . not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart” (2nd Cor 3:3). The only thing NEW about the “new covenant” (Mt 5:18) is the change in location as to where the Lord’s commandments are “put” (Jer 31:33; Heb 8:10; 10:16) – being now written in the “inward parts” and “hearts” of men (Jer 31:33; Heb 8:10). In the first instance the Lord wrote the words of his covenant on tables of stone placed in an ark (2nd Chron 5:10); and in the second he writes those same words onto the hearts and minds of whosoever will have him as “Lord” (Lk 19:14). The “law of God” is not “OVER” us, for the simple reason that it is “IN” us. If God’s law is NOT “in” a man (Jer 31:33), then he is at “enmity against God” (Rom 8:7) and cannot please him (v. 8). As it is written, “Blessed is the man that doeth this . . . that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it” (Isa 56:2); which pertains not only “to the Jews,” but to “the stranger” and “every one that keepeth the sabbath . . . and taketh hold of my covenant” (v. 6). The so-called “Gentile churches” (another contradiction in terms) (1st Cor 12:2) accepted the bald lie that, “The new covenant replaced Israel with the Gentile church and did away with the law!” – when, to the contrary, the Lord calls to himself the “heathen” (Gal 2:9; 3:8) who, by the Spirit of Christ, become “fellowheirs, and of the same body” (Eph 3:6) – “graffed in” to Israel (Rom 11:17,19,23,24) – “the work of the law written in their hearts” (Rom 2:15).
Contrary to perversions of modern apostasy, it is not the ten “commandments” that were “against us” and therefore “blotted out”; but, rather, “the handwriting of ordinances” (Col 2:14), “the book of the law of Moses” (Josh 8:31) – an administrative set of regulations that was indeed “against” Israel – and, as merely a temporary “tutor” (Gal 4:1-2), would pass away. The “ministration” of Moses was “done away” by the Lord (2nd Cor 3:7) because it relied upon a covenant written outside of man, thus leaving Israel blind “in the reading of the old testament” (v. 14), which “vail is done away in Christ.”
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second [Heb 8:7].
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away [1st Cor 13:10].
We now live “under” the perfect “ministration” of Jesus Christ who, as our “high priest” (Heb 8:1), writes his “new covenant” (the “old commandment”) “IN” us. This law was never “against us,” but given by God “for man” (Mk 2:27).
There are three options available in response to the sabbath issue: one can accept the truth and obey the Lord, or pretend that all scripture on this subject pertains to somebody else, or just ignore the matter and walk away. When the tactics of the opposition are considered, it becomes clear that Satan is the author. The slick platitudes and false arguments of mainstream religion may provide some feeble comfort to the carnal man, yet they are vacuous in doctrine and require the honest observer to ignore the sheer scale of the ongoing conspiracy. Not until recently was the typical American home without the ten commandments on the kitchen wall, and it was unthinkable to suggest they were “done away with.” No fairy tales were needed to explain that, “Early Christians changed the sabbath day to Sunday” until the churches began to confront the fact that Sunday is not – and never was – the sabbath day. As the truth became gradually more well known, establishment defenders scrambled to put together a plausible denial and counter attack. Those who support this global heresy were never concerned about the truth, but with keeping their “place” (Jn 11:48) and saving face.
Consider, for example, the term, “Jewish sabbath.” This satanic expression (which is not contained in scripture) was fabricated to justify the satanic term, “Christian sabbath” (which is also not in scripture). The “sabbaths” of the bible are neither Christian nor Jewish! (Ezek 20:12). While a few of today’s professing Christians acknowledge being grafted into Israel through Jesus Christ, most nonetheless excuse themselves in rejecting the sabbath day under the theory that, “The fourth commandment is for the Jews!” – and while claiming they can keep any day they like, many furiously insist under this reasoning that the seventh day must NOT be kept! (Jesuit sophistries such as these are presently taught by Protestant pastors as though the very essence of the gospel.) Being ignorant of history and sound doctrine, modern Christians refuse to consider the absurdity of such thinking against the person of Christ who is himself a “Jew” (Heb 7:14), “the Lion of the tribe of Juda” (Rev 5:5), “the King of the Jews” (Mt 27:11) and a revenger against those who despise “Judah and . . . Jerusalem” (Zech 12:1-3).
Warnings on this subject are perceived as strange in these last days because they are so very rare. Apostate, hireling ministers, altogether educated at the feet of Rome, do not “watch” (2nd Tim 4:5) and “warn” (Acts 20:31); but, to the contrary, these traitorous “guard dogs” lull their drunken congregations into a sleepy stupor while the “thief” lurks within “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy!” (Jn 10:10).
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark [Isa 56:10].
Apostate Christianity is utterly unconcerned with Rome’s evil history, while the old whore is slavishly shielded in its wickedness by the American “educational” system and “news” syndicate. Today’s Christians are almost entirely unaware of the fact that “Pope Pius” XII made an official “concordat” with the Nazis, personally blessing Hitler in his effort to exterminate the Jews; while the fascist diatribes of propagandists such as “Father” Coughlin were aired throughout the U.S. in the Vatican effort to convince the world to join with Hitler as “God’s man of the hour.” Ecumenical (Catholic) “Christians” consider it rude to mention such major events of history, and now brush aside seventeen hundred years of horror during the dark ages with: “Oh, you’re just Catholic bashing!” (Gal 4:16).
Of the two women portrayed in the book of Revelation, the “woman” of God’s affection, “Israel” (Rev 12:1-16), has played the whore (Jer 2:19-28); but, nonetheless, “Zion” is the Lord’s “people” (Isa 51:16) and greatly “beloved for the fathers’ sakes” (Rom 11:28). The second “woman” (Rev 17:3) is that “great whore” (v. 1) that rides “the beast” (v. 3) – “THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS” (v. 5) now ruling in “Satan’s seat” (2:13) at Rome (17:9,18). This woman is “drunken with the blood of the saints” (v. 6), yet accuses Israel of the global treachery of which she herself is guilty. The “whore of Revelation” (Israel’s most vicious enemy) has from the beginning enviously coveted to exercise an illegitimate and perverted form of Israelite priesthood as though her own – when, in fact, what she actually practices is the esoteric, chameleon, “MYSTERY” religion of ancient Babylon (v. 5). The Roman harlot is hated by God and will be utterly destroyed by fire (v. 16; 18:8) – while every true Christian, on the other hand, is “Abraham’s seed” (Gal 3:29) and “a Jew” (Rom 2:29) by “adoption” (9:4; 11:25). It is manifestly ignorance and confusion for those claiming the name of Christ to despise “the apple of his eye” (Zech 2:8-11).
It is true that Israel’s priests “caused them to go astray” (Jer 50:6) – just as America’s pastors now lead America to destruction (Acts 20:29) – yet, the future course of the world will revolve around Israel as the Lord completes their restoration (Ezek 36:24,28) and glorifies himself in their nation (Isa 49:3). Even if all men were to judge the Jews as an unrighteous people, this is of little consequence for, as it is written, “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom 3:9-10); and, moreover, Israel is the “chosen” people of the Lord,
. . . a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth [Deut 7:6].
And so, “all Israel shall be saved” (Rom 11:26), which includes the true church that is “graffed in” to her (vs. 11-24).
It is foolishness to claim (as many Christians do) that, “The Jews keep the seventh day, so we should keep another day.” Those who worship God “in spirit and in truth” will obey the Lord in all things, regardless of perceived failures by Israel. While it is true that the Jews suffer “blindness in part” (v. 25), who keep the sabbath day but continue to reject their own messiah; yet, where they partially obey God and refuse to know him, millions of milky Christians partially know him but refuse to obey him. It is true that the Jews had priests who misled them and destroyed the way of their paths (Isa 3:12), yet “the churches” now tolerate wicked pastors whose sole ministry is to diminish and corrupt the Lord’s “words” (Jn 14:23; 2nd Cor 2:17), although the Lord personally defined his word as “truth” (Jn 17:17-19) and raised it above his own name! (Ps 138:2).
In response to the issue of the sabbath day it is often asserted that, “Keeping the sabbath is works and we’re saved by faith!” (although the question of “getting saved” was never part of the conversation). While it is true that salvation is not by works, it is also NOT “by faith” alone; but, rather, “by grace . . . through faith” (Eph 2:8), and the frivolous tactic of changing the subject here only avoids the real issue, which is “the obedience of faith” (Rom 16:26). A man’s “reward” is “according as his work shall be” (Rev 22:12) and, more to the point, real “faith” produces good “fruit” (Mt 7:16), not hot air.
Most religious folks are aware that if they keep the sabbath day the world will treat them like lepers, but nobody who loved God would be upset by this (Lk 6:26; 1st Cor 3:18; 4:10). The Lord said: “I receive not honour from men” (Jn 5:41) – while he said to those who obey him:
Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed [Isa 66:5].
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake [Lk 6:22].
The ocean of false pastors who reject the sabbath day nearly always argue that, “The commandments were in the OLD testament and were done away with because now we have the NEW testament” – yet when it comes to the question of tithing, these Pharisees universally claim that, “The church is commanded to tithe!” This claim is made in spite of the fact that the “tithe” was:
1. instituted in the OLD testament (Gen 14:13,20),
2. commanded ONLY to “Israel” (Lev 27:30-34),
3. received only by the priest tribe of Levi (Deut 14:22-29),
4. NEVER presented in the new testament,
5. NEVER applied to the church and, finally,
6. DISANNULLED in the new testament (Heb 7:5,18).
Ignoring the facts in this matter, legions of religious prostitutes dogmatically preach to their congregations that tithing applies “to the church,” while insisting that the fourth commandment is “only for the Jews!” To justify this fraud, Hebrews 7:18 is misquoted and removed from context by reading the word, “commandment,” as plural to make the verse appear to disannul the “ten commandments” – when Hebrews 7, in fact, emphatically announces the specific “disannulling” of the former “commandment to take tithes of the people” (v. 5). These religious “vipers” simply cannot be trusted to “interpret” scripture (Mt 23:33), who pretend that the new testament “transferred” to themselves the “tithe” that belonged to the priest tribe of Levi, but “did away with” the old testament from which issued everything!
Being perfectly comfortable with the old testament in regard to tithing, professional hypocrites display rage and contempt at NEW testament instructions to “keep the commandments” (Mt 19:17; Rev 12:17; 14:12), thus clearly revealing their corrupt spiritual nature (Mt 7:16). They CLAIM that they “don’t keep the sabbath because the old testament is done away with,” but readily go back to the old testament to extract proof-texts for tithing. In a desperate effort to show the “tithe” as valid in the new testament, they absurdly paraphrase and misquote Matthew 23:23 so as to avoid the plain reference to keeping “the law,” while fanatically “interpreting” this rebuke of “hypocrites” as an instruction for the church to “pay tithe” – thus indulging in the same hypocrisy as the Pharisees before them:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe . . . and have omitted the weightier matters of the law . . . [Mt 23:23].
Following after the Pharisees in their heresy (1st Cor 11:19), modern church leaders systematically reject all inconvenient reference to “law” as NOT applicable “to Gentiles!”
The “tithe” was first paid by “Abraham” directly to the Lord (Gen 14:19-20), and then reaffirmed in his grandson, Jacob (later re-named “Israel”), who, in bargaining with God, offered to return to God “the tenth” of all that God would give to him (Gen 28:22). The Lord accepted this arrangement (Lev 27:32) – an outrageously good deal for Jacob – the kindness of which the Lord passed on to Jacob’s descendants as an obligation to support the priest tribe of Levi whose office was to do the “service” of the Lord (Num 7:1-5). The tithe was made the priestly inheritance of Levi, which tribe received no land (18:23-24); but, instead, received ten percent of the income of the other tribes who took title to the “promised” real estate (Ex 12:25). The tithe is now disannulled for the stated reason that the Lord removed Levi from office (Heb 7:5-19) and took to himself personally the office of “high priest” (7:28; 8:1). The tithe – formerly received by the descendants of Levi and paid by the other tribes – has no foundation whatsoever in the new testament; yet self-claimed “Gentile” clergy presume to “take the place” of Levi in collecting ten percent of church income (“under grace”); and are never heard to complain that tithing is “done away with” or “old testament” or “denies Christ,” when this is exactly the case in every instance!
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel [v. 24].
The new testament takes away the feast day ordinances, for example, which foreshadowed the coming of Christ and separated Jews from Gentiles; but absolutely did NOT “do away” with the old testament. The new testament does in fact “establish” (Rom 3:31) and “fulfil” (Mt 5:17) the old testament, thereby making the word of God “complete” (Lev 23:15). It is true that Israel did not keep the law, and that the law is “weak through the flesh,” brings death, and cannot save us; yet the problem lies with man, not the law:
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul [Ps 19:7].
The curse of the law lies in the fact that the Lord’s “perfect” law is “the strength of sin” (1st Cor 15:56); and while Satan’s “deceitful workers” scarcely grasp this truth they utterly refuse to accept that, while the Lord indeed overcame the curse, he did not take away the law:
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law [Rom 3:31].
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love [Jn 15:10].
The crafty scribe runs to Romans and reads: “Owe no man anything, but to LLLLOVE one another: for he that loveth another hath FULFILLLLLLLED the LAAAAAAWWW” (13:8) – and then falsely explains that the word, “fulfilled,” in this passage “means done away with!” However, the word “fulfilled” never indicates “done away with”; not as used by Paul or anyone else (Rom 8:4; 13:10; 2nd Cor 10:6; Gal 5:14; Eph 2:3; Jms 2:23; Jn 3:29; 12:38; 13:18; 15:25; 17:12,13; 18:9,32; 19:24,28,36; Mt 1:22; 2:15,17,23; 3:15; 4:14; etc.).
Paul begins Romans 13:8 with the words, “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another,” because Paul, in this context, only concerns himself with what mankind owes to MEN. What man owes to God is to honor “the Son” (Jn 5:23) not only as “Saviour” (1st Jn 4:14) and “Lord” (2nd Jn 1:3); but also as “Creator” (Ecc 12:1; Jn 1:3). The Lord appointed “the seventh day” of every week to pause and reflect on his having created the universe in “six days” (Ex 20:11), a memorial of his genius and power. The Lord said: “Train up a child in the way he should go” (Prov 22:6) “in the fear of the LORD” (Acts 9:31); but, instead, Christian parents turned over their children to the high priests of government “education” who push sexual perversion, abortion, and the ravings of Darwinism. The hoax of evolution is no longer taught as “theory,” but is now dispensed by arrogant “fools” (Rom 1:22; Ps 14:1) as though undisputed “science” (1st Tim 6:20). “Christian” parents corrupt their own children with pagan tales of “Santa Clause” and “Christmas” trees under the twisted excuse that this slop serves as a reminder of the Lord’s birth – when, in plain point of fact, the Lord never told anyone to remember his birth, but rather to remember his “DEATH!” (1st Cor 11:26). In the same way, deceived “experts” teach that Sunday and Easter “remind us of the resurrection” (a notion not in scripture), while openly despising the commandment to “Remember the sabbath day” so as to memorialize the Lord’s work of creation! (Ex 20:11). Christians ignored this commandment and accordingly their children now believe that the world and its diversity of life resulted from a series of random accidents following a great cosmic “EXPLOSION!” (Gal 6:7).
Because various “ordinances” of the old testament are plainly disannulled in the new testament, it is typically asserted (without support) that “commandments” and “ordinances” are “the same thing.” Thus, the Baptist doctor who claims that, “Things different are not the same” – to force the “kingdom of heaven” and the “kingdom of God” to be two different kingdoms (so as to escape Matthew 5:19) – now simply ignores his own rule and pretends that “ordinances” and “commandments” are exactly the same thing! “Since Paul did away with the ordinances . . .” the doctor insists, “then the commandments are done away with, too!” – quoting the doctor: “You can’t distinguish between them.” Yet, scripture makes just this distinguishment, and does so repeatedly:
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God [1st Cor 7:19].
When “salvation” went out to the Gentiles (Rom 11:11), the “ordinances” (which kept Israel separate from the Gentiles) became meaningless (Eph 2:12-19; Gal 3:7), and thus scripture merely emphasizes what should be obvious, that the ten “commandments” are not “ordinances” and are not “Jewish!”
Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, thou shalt not covet [Rom 7:7].
God’s law makes “sin” to be SEEN as sin! This is not a fault in the law; but, to the contrary, this is exactly its purpose:
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful [Rom 7:12-13].
Paul states: “For I delight in the law of God” (v. 22), and again: “So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin” (v. 25). When broaching the issue of “law” modern seminary trained “bible scholars” non-comprehensively attack chapter seven in Romans so as to extract absurd “proof-texts” (without regard to context) from Paul’s extensive examination of this subject. Those taught to wrest scripture in this devilish fashion typically insist that “the LAAAAAWW of SINNNNNAA and DEATHTHTHAA” discussed by Paul is a reference to “the ten commandments!” In plain point of fact, however, Paul here distinguishes between two opposing laws (v. 23) of which he “delights” in one, “the law of God” that he does indeed “serve” (v. 25) “with the mind,” while admitting that his “flesh” serves “another law” (“the law of sin and death”) that resides “in” his “members” (v. 23) – the law of his flesh! (v. 18). Paul’s clarity of doctrine in regard to “the law of the LORD” is entirely wasted on such wicked men whose interest lies in disposing of God’s law with false argument and mindless perversion of scripture (Jn 8:44). In contrast with these vipers Paul’s clear intent was:
that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit . . . [while, on the other hand] the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be [Rom 8:4-7].
If a man is “converted” he gets the “mind of Christ” (1st Cor 2:16), while the “carnal mind” remains against God because it is in rebellion against his law. By claiming that “Christians” are “not subject to the law” a person testifies against himself that he is still “carnal” and unconverted! (If you don’t understand this simple point, it may be that you don’t want to understand it.) Paul declares that those “in Christ Jesus” against whom there is “no condemnation”
walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit [Rom 8:1];
while, in turn, those who are “after the flesh” are defined (in verse 6) as being “carnally minded”; and the fact that “the carnal mind is enmity against God” is expressly stated as being for the reason that,
it is not subject to the law of God [v. 7].
Those who “are after the flesh” often feel the need to pretend they are “after the spirit” (v. 5) by manifesting all manner of faked “spiritual gifts” because “the righteousness of the law” is indeed “fulfilled in us,” but not in them (v. 4). Modern denominational Christians are taught the lie that, “The spiritual man is NOT subject to the law” – when, in fact, the truth is just the OPPOSITE:
the carnal mind . . . is not subject to the law . . . , [and] neither indeed can be [Rom 8:7].
Desperate for a defense against the biblical clarity of the sabbath issue, religious con-artists frequently resort to Colossians 2:16 as a means to titillate the ignorant and the gullible when attacking the fourth commandment; however, the present discussion is completely unrelated to this verse:
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days [Col 2:16].
nbsp; Chapter two in Colossians does not involve itself with “commandments,” but “ordinances” – and Paul in this chapter lists various “ordinances” concerning which the church is not to allow itself to be judged by anyone. “Circumcision” (v. 11), for example, and “meat” (v. 16) – as to whether “clean” or “unclean” – no longer serve any purpose because there is no need for outward distinction between Jew and Gentile in the Lord (1st Cor 12:13). Seventh Day Adventists, for example, utterly deny this truth by promoting various vegetarian “doctrines of devils” (1st Tim 4:1-4), thus plainly exposing the satanic foundation of their religion and showing themselves personally “weak in the faith” (Rom 14:1-3); and while it is true that no man is defiled by what goes “into” his “mouth,” the Adventist defiles himself by the devilish doctrine that issues OUT of it (Mt 15:11). The term, “sabbath days,” in Colossians refers to the “feast days” of yearly celebration which the Jews intermingled with pagan traditions (just as many Christians do today with “Easter” and “Christmas”) which apostasy is complained of by God in the book of Isaiah:
. . . the new moons and sabbaths . . . [are] iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth. . . . I am weary to bear them [Isa 1:13-14].
These monthly and yearly “sabbaths” of “iniquity” were Israel’s “appointed feasts,” or feast day “sabbaths” (Hosea 2:11), that Israel corrupted, and the Lord thus HATED, even in the days of Isaiah, Hosea, and Amos:
I hate, I despise your feast days [Amos 5:21].
Israel’s observance of these annual “sabbaths” was equivalent to America’s celebration of “Mardigras” (associated with the Catholic “Lent”); and accordingly, in Colossians, Paul instructs Christians not to be caught up in or be persuaded by Jewish pagan traditions that the Lord holds in contempt. The Lord had much earlier instructed as to the proper keeping of these “sabbaths” and “new moons” (Ezek 46:3; Neh 10:33); but the Jews ignored this, and so these feast days became unbearable to the Lord by reason of Israel’s carnal observance of them – and the “educated” deceivers who wrest Colossians 2:16 as a means to down-play the fourth commandment KNOW this! The corporate religious establishment simply ignores the context for the passage in Colossians: “blotting out the handwriting of ordinances” (Col 2:14). The Lord’s “commandments” are distinguished from “ordinances” by the fact that they are NOT handwritten, but “written with the finger of God” (Ex 31:18; 32:16), which is to say: “without hands” (Col 2:11). The continual intermixing of “ordinances” and “commandments” is not just sloppy scholarship, but a strategy of “evil men and seducers” in a satanic global deception (2nd Tim 3:13). Because Isaiah strongly upholds the weekly “covenant” sabbath day (56:2,6; 58:13-14), it should be obvious to anyone that Isaiah in the first chapter of Isaiah is not “doing away with the fourth commandment” anymore than Paul is doing so in Colossians.
Galatians 4:7-10 is often used as a proof-text against the sabbath day under the perverted theory that Paul’s stated opposition to “observing days” serves to disannul the fourth commandment (but does NOT apply to “Christmas” trees, “Easter” bunnies, and “birthday” cakes). This absurd logic forces an impossible contradiction in the bible and makes hypocrites of those who observe Sunday, mother’s day, “Halloween,” and the 4th of July! The truth is that anyone who rejects the Lord’s commandment while claiming to be “born again,” regardless of his excuse, is simply a “liar”:
. . . hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him [1st Jn 2:3-4].
For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. . . . There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God [Heb 4:4-9].
Mainstream religion now contradicts the Lord by insisting that the Lord’s “rest” is “done away with” and so the churches reveal themselves to be filled with liars (Rom 3:4).
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk, even as he walked. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning [1st Jn 2:5-7].
Satan’s desire to cripple scripture by forcing division between the old and new testaments is commonly expressed by the argument that, “The Jews were under the law in the old testament, but we’re under grace in the new testament” (a half-truth that warps the thinking of millions of deceived Christians). To the contrary, as the ten commandments remain intact in the new testament, so also Israel found grace in the old testament: Noah “found grace” (Gen 6:8), Lot found grace (Gen 19:19), Moses found grace (Ex 33:12,17), Gideon found grace (Judges 6:17-23), and “all the families of Israel . . . found grace” (Jer 31:1-2). Deceived Christians consider God’s grace to be some NEW thing that only applies to themselves due to their conceited false belief that they’re “SPECIAL” (Deut 7:6); while they insist that the fourth commandment does NOT apply to themselves based upon their ignorant assumption that they are still “Gentiles” (1st Cor 12:2) – which is to say: “heathen” (Gal 1:16; 2:9; 3:8).
Whereas the Lord established the sabbath day in the very beginning, strongly emphasized it in the ten commandments and throughout both testaments, and then completed the new testament with a clear instruction to “do his commandments” (Rev 22:14); it is simply staggering to contemplate that anyone could view himself as a “bible-believer” while rejecting the sabbath day. The truth behind this matter is that unconverted men deeply resent having the Lord “reign over them” (Lk 19:14,27). Orthodox religion resents even the Lord’s invitation for mankind to “call upon” him as “Lord,” viewing the Lordship of Christ as an unthinkable contradiction against notions of “democratic” sensibilities, and a threat to cherished pagan traditions – and so the proselyte is taught to pray: “Jesus, come into my heart,” when what he desperately needs is to receive a “new heart” (Ezek 36:26) and become a true “servant” of the Lord (Jn 12:26). The greatest potential for failure in stewardship lies in a man’s inability to make up his silly mind about WHOM he is actually going to “serve” (Mt 6:24; Lk 16:13; Rom 6:16; 1st Cor 7:23; Ecc 12:13). This problem is the result of a “heart condition” left to mankind by Adam (Ezek 36:26; Ps 51:10) and is manipulated from birth by Satan – a condition that persists in many who claim to be “born again.”
O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always [Deut 5:22-29].
Within the text of the fourth commandment itself the Lord emphasized his reason for choosing the seventh day, as opposed to another day (Ex 20:11), commanding to “rest” on that day because, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen 1:1) – not the Jewish heaven and earth – and then “rested on the seventh day” (Gen 2:2-3). The day in question will not CHANGE unless the God of “creation” changes it. Many “Christians” presumptuously claim that, “In Christ, ALL days are holy!” – and while the purveyors of this “vain jangling” (1st Tim 1:6) clearly seek for themselves a certain spiritual aura, they completely avoid the issue. The commandment not only states: “Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy” (Ex 20:10), but it also commands that on this day “thou shalt not do any work” – yet Paul declares that, “if any would not work, neither should he eat” (2nd Thes 3:10) – as it is written: “Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work” (Ex 20:9) – and so it is impossible for “all days” to be kept “holy” as suggested.
In trying to justify the change of the sabbath, it is often claimed that all days are now “the same,” yet those who pretend to hold this opinion nevertheless make it perfectly clear that they do not consider every day the same at all. From Communism to “women’s lib,” Satan’s “equality” strategy has been used to achieve his goals, but his views on “equality” are certainly not equal. Consider, for example, how easily the bible was removed from the schools by claiming a desire to merely teach evolution in the classroom “equally along with creation” – as was done for a brief interim – but when the fraud of evolution became somewhat accepted through lies, propaganda, intimidation, and bribery; the bible was summarily kicked to the curb. Those who accept Sunday as a valid alternative to the sabbath day are strangely consistent in using the identical tactic, and their arguments are flatly rejected by the Lord:
Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men [Mt 15:6-9].
Things never change because the hearts of men remain the same, and they who lead the churches in their apostasy are the spiritual descendants of those whom the Lord rejected, who justify themselves in their heresies by appealing to human tradition. The Lord described them perfectly:
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men. . . . Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition [Mk 7:6-9].
Today’s “Christian” bias against the Lord’s commandments is adequately expressed by the declaration: “I like a lot less law and a lot more grace!” (a carnal opinion that would be gleefully applauded by many); however, those who love the “truth” (Jn 18:38) do not get particularly excited about what they “like”; rather, the attraction lies with those things that “are true” (Philip 4:8; Ps 19:9). The spiritually significant question is: “What does the Lord LIKE?”
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man [Ecc 12:13].
The World Council of Churches (a religious front for the Communist International of the CFR) labors tirelessly to get sexual perverts and women into the pulpits without loosing “church” membership; while its doctors, priests, scholars, “reverends,” and lawyers ignore the fact that the Lord has addressed these issues and said that he was not going to have it! He said it in the old testament (Lev 20:13; 18:22; Deut 23:17; 22:5) and he said it again in the NEW testament (1st Tim 2:11,12; Rom 1:27,32; 1st Cor 6:9-10; 1st Tim 1:10; Jude 7). Of course, like all politicians, Satan’s religious experts cite Galatians 3:28 (concerning “salvation”) as a proof-text in the matter, while ignoring all scripture involving “SEX,” which is the issue. If the point is raised that such heresies cannot be combined with Christian doctrine, these hypocrites launch into a tirade about “loving our fellow man” – and while these “New Age” apostles pay lip-service to the bible as a tactical measure, their fruit reveals that they care nothing about what God actually said: they are the enemies of Christ, and their intent is not even remotely connected with “love” or scriptural truth.
It is frequently argued that the sabbath day is done away because “Jesus ‘harvested’ on the sabbath,” a claim that demonstrates both ignorance and contempt of God’s word. This satanic false accusation has been used for two thousand years, yet the bible does not state that the Lord “harvested” on the sabbath day, but that “his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat” (Lk 6:1). Further, the Lord did NOT say that the sabbath is done away with, nor even hint at such an idea; but, rather, he defended his disciples against the false accusation that they had done “that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days” (v. 2). The law of Israel did not forbid anyone to “EAT” on the sabbath, but only not to “work” on that day. Eating in a field is perfectly lawful (Lev 23:22) and would only be “unlawful” if the disciples had taken a “sickle” to the corn (Deut 23:25) or put it in a “vessel” (v. 24). If they had in fact been “harvesting” their act would constitute theft on any day. Thus, the Lord is accused of breaking two of his own commandments (Ex 20:15); who stated: “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments . . . shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5:17). In the stubborn effort to discredit the sabbath day the Lord’s words are ignored entirely while focusing on the claims of those who hated him! It is argued, for example, that, “Jesus did away with the sabbath by healing on that day,” thus repeating the accusation of the Pharisees who fabricated this absurdity against the Lord, NOT because they were “in love with the law” (as claimed today); but because they wished to APPEAR holy while plotting the Lord’s murder (Mt 26:4):
And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him [Lk 6:7].
The assumption that it is not lawful to “heal” on the sabbath day was contradicted by the Lord personally who stated that it is indeed “lawful on the sabbath days to do good. . . . And they were filled with madness!” (Lk 6:9-11). The ruling bureaucrats hated the Lord because he healed on any day, however they could not bring criminal charges on this basis, so to accomplish their agenda they created the pretext of his violating the sabbath day, which fraud is still being repeated today! Whereas the Lord taught the doctrine that love and mercy are acceptable with God seven days a week; the Pharisees found the Lord offensive, just as deceived Christians today are taught to find the sabbath day offensive. The charge of “breaking the sabbath” is nonsense, and the Lord is innocent of all such accusations – both then and now.
Because the Lord kept the sabbath by teaching on that day in the synagogues, legions of professional religious hypocrites who babble at length about the Lord being “our example” are forced to avoid the obvious in this issue:
And [the Lord] came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read [Lk 4:16].
Again, in Luke 13:10, when the woman came to him to be healed, he “was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath,” as also in Luke 6:6 concerning the man who came to him with the withered hand. There is a pattern here which religious hirelings and deceivers simply refuse to consider!
He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked [1st Jn 2:6].
At this point, enraged hypocrites typically begin tearing pages from their phoney bibles as they race to Acts 20:7 to prove that Paul “held ‘services’ on Sunday!” (but succeed only in demonstrating that they can not read). The simple truth of this passage in Acts is that the disciples came together to “break bread” (NOT “share the communion”) when the sabbath ended, and the biblical sabbath became the first day of the week at sundown (Lev 23:32). Because he was leaving town the next day, Paul on this occasion continued his preaching until late into the evening. We learn in this passage that Paul preached “until midnight,” yet none of the hypocrites who uses Acts 20 as a Sunday proof-text ever concludes as a result of this verse that the church should congregate in the middle of the night. (Of course, if this verse were really as pivotal for them as they claim, being willing on the strength of it to reject the fourth commandment in favor of the DAY mentioned under this particular circumstance, it is revealing that they care nothing about the TIME given.) Paul in fact makes no change of any kind in regard to anything here, and clearly did not intend to do so:
And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight [Acts 20:7].
Further, whereas Paul did not handle money on the sabbath day (Neh 10:31-32), there is the opposite inclination in false churches today which shamelessly grovel for money every week, their error forming the underlying basis of the “money gospel” that adores this heresy and so wrests 1st Corinthians 16:2 to justify the notion that, “Paul shifted tithing to the first day of the week” to make Sunday the “new Christian sabbath” – when, for exactly the opposite reason, Paul said what he did so as to keep “holy” the sabbath day (Ex 20:8) wherein money is not to be collected at all! (Neh 13:18-22). This truth is foundational in understanding Paul’s statement:
Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come [1st Cor 16:2].
It is completely clear that, “Upon the first day of the week” (which is to say, immediately AFTER the sabbath day) is the ideal time for each saint to “lay by him in store” for the persecuted Jerusalem church, so that money would NOT be handled on the sabbath day! This truth never occurs to the corporate professionals for whom the collection of money is the main Sunday event; and, by their criminal distortion of Paul in justifying the change of the sabbath day, they well demonstrate that they cannot be trusted with doctrine. The deceivers who point to Acts 20:7 as indicating Paul “held Sunday services” will tenaciously avoid other passages in the book of Acts which show this to be untrue; and by their disingenuous tactics they reveal that they are fully aware that Paul, the apostle “to the Gentiles” (Rom 15:16), regularly preached in fellowship with Gentiles on the sabbath day:
And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God. And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God [Acts 13:42-44].
And [Paul] reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks [18:4].
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures . . . of the devout Greeks a great multitude [17:2-4].
When Satan’s agents run to Acts 20:7 to justify the claim that Paul “changed the sabbath to the first day of the week,” they only prove that they have an agenda other than “the truth” and that they are comfortable “walking in craftiness” and “handling the word of God deceitfully” (2nd Cor 4:2).
If something SIGNIFICANT is desired in comparing “one” with “seven,” it is noteworthy that Noah’s ark “rested in the seventh month . . . upon the mountains of Ararat” (Gen 8:4); that a “servant . . . in the seventh [year] . . . shall go out free” (Ex 21:2); that in “the seventh year” the “land” should “rest” (Ex 23:10-11; Lev 25:4); that for a man who is “unclean” (Num 19:11-12), “on the seventh day he shall be clean”; that “manna” should not be gathered and would not be found “on the seventh day” (Ex 16:26); that in Ezra, chapter seven, verse seven, “the children . . . went up . . . unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of . . . the king”; that Enoch, resurrected without ever having seen death, was “the seventh from Adam” (Jude 14); and twenty times “on the seventh day thou shalt rest” (Ex 23:12, etc.). Joshua compassed Jericho “seven times” on “the seventh day” (Josh 6:15) with “seven priests” bearing “seven trumpets” (6:4), who “brought the walls down” at the “seventh” trump (1st Cor 15:52) at which there was a “great shout” (Josh 6:5,20; 1st Thes 4:16-17; Jer 25:30; Isa 42:13; Ps 47:5) at which the people “ascend” (Josh 6:5) “so that the people went up” (v. 20; Rev 11:12) – after which the place was destroyed “with fire” (Josh 6:24; 2nd Thes 1:8; Mt 3:10-12), exactly as the Lord had done before (Gen 19:24) and will do again on a world scale (2nd Ptr 3:7-12). These verses wonderfully foreshadow both the resurrection and the day of the Lord’s glory in the last days as revealed in the book of Revelation where the “seven angels which had the seven trumpets” (Rev 8:6) prepare to sound under the “seventh seal” (v. 1), and “in the days of the voice of the seventh angel” (10:7), after “the seven angels” pour out “the seven vials full of the seven last plagues” (21:9), it is “finished” (11:15); which is the beginning of the SEVENTH and LAST “thousand years” of earth inhabited by man (20:2-7). The seventh day is “the example and shadow” (Heb 8:5) of this thousand-year reign of Christ, wherein the world will finally have “rest” after six thousand years of rule by Satan.
There are many sabbath keeping churches today that are faithful to God’s word (not to be confused with the cult of Ellen White), although this will be strenuously denied by the numerous apologists and partisans of mainstream religion. Bible-believing Christians have always been hated by those who are “drunk” on fornication with Rome (Rev 17:1-2; 18:3; Jn 17:14); and keeping the sabbath day does not “seem right” to a carnal man simply because he naturally trusts his “feelings” concerning what he thinks IS “right.”
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death [Prov 14:12].
The problem for most people in regard to what “seems” right is that “the love of the truth” (an acquired taste) is generally seen as less rewarding than the comfort of being counted among the majority (Mt 7:13). Carnal Christians uniformly tend to reject what is perceived as minority opinion (v. 14) because their fleshly priorities overshadow any personal desire to actually serve the Lord; and in exchange for weekly sermons on “tithing” and “mistakes in the bible,” such persons can be happily insulated from the burden of having to THINK, or “study” God’s word (2nd Tim 2:15); and, like the world they love (1st Jn 2:15), they prefer the honor and acceptance OF MEN. Concerning this, the Lord asked:
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? [Jn 5:44].
Throughout history, faithful Christians who viewed the contempt of this world a small thing next to “the truth” did not accept the absurd lie (as taught today) that God allowed his law to be changed by men; much less by a Roman “Pope!” During the span of two thousand years of spiritual darkness – devilish propaganda, false imprisonment, torture, and methodical extermination under the iron fist of Rome – a remnant of bible-believing Christians kept the sabbath day (1st Kings 19:18). They suffered the slaughter of their families, were forced into hiding, starved to death, and hunted for sport like animals. Where Christians today discard the sabbath day without giving the matter a single thought, true “early Christians” were viciously persecuted for their faith simply because they refused to cast aside the Lord’s word; and so they were burned alive, buried alive, boiled alive, disemboweled, left hanging from trees by the thousands, pulled apart in the rack, and pushed off cliffs onto sharp stakes; having first been made to watch their wives and children go before them.
In the face of these atrocities, early Christians continued through the centuries to keep the commandments until they were nearly all hunted down and murdered. Men, women, and children accepted this fate rather than deny the clearly given biblical truth – in stark contrast with today’s pathetically false and compromised Christians who cling to the lie of “pre-trib rapture” under the delusion that, “A loving God wouldn’t let his people suffer!” (Ps 44:22; 79:2). With fifteen hundred years of history now buried by a corrupt federal education system in league with an elitist press of cloned talking heads, apostate churches are unrestrained in repeating the absurd lie that the sabbath day was changed “by early Christians!” (the label of “Christian” being dutifully bandied by the press to mean “Catholic” while describing true Christians in terms that imply “cult” status) (Acts 28:22). As America becomes increasingly controlled by those who despise Jesus Christ and his word, the Lord is ever more conspicuous in withdrawing his blessing from this nation that openly flaunts its rabid hatred of “the truth” while wallowing in the ravages of false doctrine, perversion, corruption, perplexity, confusion, and debt (Hosea 8:7).
If the truth of this matter were sought in the light of God’s word as led by the Holy Spirit, it is completely obvious that no “change” is made to the fourth commandment. The facts are clear: the commandment to keep the sabbath day was set forth by the Lord in the strongest possible terms (Num 15:32-35), there was never any question in regard to which day was the seventh day, and there is no history provided in the bible whatsoever in support of “changing” it. Historical evidence abounds, however, as to exactly how the sabbath day was “changed”: (1) “early Christians” did NOT change it; (2) early Christians were condemned to death by Constantine and later “Popes” for KEEPING the Lord’s sabbath; and (3) Satan has been the author of all attempts to “change” the sabbath day, as he has from the beginning sought to corrupt everything connected with the Lord’s kingdom.
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws [Dan 7:25].
Because the Lord said, “meddle not with them that are given to change” (Prov 24:21), true Christians (by definition) would not have “changed” the sabbath day – and neither would they now be justifying those who did. “Early Christians” moved in different circles than those who think in this manner, and had no part with worshipping the “queen of heaven” (Jer 44:17-19, 25), “adoring” idols, saying “novenas,” thumbing beads, and “crossing” themselves. Early Christians were not “celebrating the mass,” professing the glories of Mary, or seeking intercession with God through graven images, “the Mother of God,” or dead “saints” – and they paid no regard to Roman “Popes” who claimed to “take the place of Christ.” True God-fearing servants of Jesus Christ did not ignore God’s word in favor of what any unholy “Fathers” had to say about anything (Mt 23:9); and neither were they “praying for the dead,” buying “indulgences,” or keeping Sunday. How bizarre it is that modern “Christian” pastors find these gross heresies to be “only a minor problem,” yet view the keeping of the sabbath day as a threat to Christian civilization (v. 24).
Seventeen hundred years ago, the devil proselytized by chains and fire, and thumbed his nose at the God of heaven through the Roman tyrant, Constantine. Christians within his reach were ultimately forced by law to rest “on the venerable day of the Sun,” and further forbidden on pain of death to be idle on the seventh day. Constantine (like the Roman Caesars before him and the “Popes” after him) was utterly pagan and antichrist; and his religion, the ancient Babylonian cult of the “sun” god (now called “Catholicism”) existed for two thousand years before him. The Babylonian sun god is still honored throughout the world by the same pagan sunburst as remains today on the Catholic altar, and the public pagan rituals exalting this “visible god” (the so-called “Eucharist”) are openly flaunted in nations where by reason of Catholic power no pretense of appearing “Christian” is required at all. Today, Constantine’s adopted religion is consistently labeled as “Christianity” by the prostitute network of Roman harlotry that collaborates in lock-step to protect the image of Sunday as the “Christian sabbath.”
Historically, the Babylonian whore at Rome has kept all of her pagan practices while deceptively clothing her many blasphemous traditions with “Christian” terminology, repeatedly turning against true Christians who remained faithful to scripture by forcing them at the point of a sword to become Catholic or die as martyrs. This was the method that “evangelized” native populations from Mexico to South America by black-robed priests and their fascist military escorts; as also in Spain, Italy, Poland, and throughout the world. The “universal church” (“Catholicism”) has been the religious stepping stone of choice used by Satan’s elite dynasties to acquire their wealth and ascend to personal power. While it is often claimed that, “Rome fell”; but it did not! The throne of Caesar was simply moved across the street to a more luxurious location at the Vatican – the Roman “god-man” becoming the Roman “Pope,” claiming infallibility and “taking the place of Christ” (“antichrist”); with nothing of any substance changing in the least.
The “MYSTERY” religion (Rev 17:5) of Rome (v. 9) relentlessly expanded its dominion “over the kings of the earth” (v.18) through its Jesuit Generals, “Popes,” Nuncios, politicians, secret societies, and assassins. Deception, murder, and spiritual drunkenness (vs. 1-2) are still the tools of her trade; and her agenda is still implemented by bribery, propaganda, intimidation, and manipulation of secular government. During the “dark ages” (the “golden years” for papists, or “middle ages” for those who wish to remain “neutral”), the “blood of the saints” was spilled in torrents, exactly as stated in the bible (v. 6); yet, in spite of her service to Satan, the harlot will in the end be tossed aside by the elite. (Such has always been the fate of hookers when no longer needed.) The tricky thing about viewing a “whore” riding a “beast” (vs. 1-3) is that, under casual scrutiny, it is not immediately obvious who is really in control and who is only being temporarily “used” – yet the Lord’s elect know exactly how this turns out (vs. 15-18).
Throughout history, lazy churches which failed to fully comprehend the wicked craftiness of the Roman Leviathan would become tempted by ecumenical offers of “peace” (Dan 8:25) and “unity” with Rome (2nd Cor 6:14-17) during those occasional times of the harlot’s inability to entirely annihilate them through warfare and genocide; yet many Christians refused these offers and continued to keep the sabbath day in spite of unending persecution. It is the nature of warfare, however, that those who conquer also write the history books; and, thus, the labels of “Christian” and “cult,” were politically determined by the Catholic dynasty that owned the sheriff – and, today, the Roman whore has television, newspapers, radio, Hollywood, and “Protestant churches” to promote her lying propaganda.
Modern corporate religion (like its Roman “MOTHER”) is determined to establish a global political kingdom, and under this agenda the issue of truth is simply irrelevant. (Men, of course, can repent of their evil, but bureaucracies are famously unable to do this.) In the present apostasy, denominational orthodoxy is seen as much more attractive than any “narrow” reliance upon God’s word (Mt 7:14); and for those who incline toward the path of least resistance when the truth is involved it is a nearly universal sentiment that the sabbath day is an “unnecessary burden,” yet the Lord said:
And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God [Jer 23:36].
For those who consider the things of the Lord a “burden,” the Lord clearly does not want to hear about it – as he said: “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Mt 11:30).
Sylvester, the pagan bishop of Rome (314-335 A.D.), sought to legitimize the “day of the Sun god” (the first day of the week) by labeling it “the Lord’s day,” intending to justify Constantine’s brutal replacement of the sabbath day as though having a scriptural basis; yet the term, “the Lord’s day” (used by the apostle John in Revelation 1:10), has nothing to do with Sunday, and neither was it a reference to ANY day of the week; rather, John revealed that he was taken to see the great “day of the Lord” (Acts 2:20; Isa 13:6,9; etc.) which is described throughout the bible by more than twenty different terms, and John simply referred to this “day of the Lord” as “the Lord’s day.” Sylvester slickly applied this title to the first day of the week in order to exalt Sunday as having a “Christian” halo around it; exactly as the Babylonian “queen of heaven” that God hates (Jer 7:18) was provided the veneer of “Mary” to make Rome’s idolatry appear “more Christian.” (Those who think “the Lord’s day” is a biblical term for “Sunday” are duped by a childishly stupid hoax.)
By referring to Sunday as “the Lord’s day,” the devil sought to silence dissent concerning the immutability of the true sabbath, while at the same time he obscured the real “day of the Lord” – that “great and dreadful day” (Mal 4:5) in which “the heavens . . . pass away with a great noise, and the elements . . . melt with fervent heat” (2nd Ptr 3:10,12), a day of “darkness” (Acts 2:20; Amos 5:18), and “destruction from the Almighty” (Joel 1:15) wherein the Lord comes in “vengeance” (Jer 46:10) and “power and great glory” (Mt 24:29-30) to resurrect his “elect” (v.31) and kill all his enemies (Ps 110:5-6). This “day” of the Lord’s glory will “burn as an oven” (Mal 4:1), the most spectacular and “terrible day” ever seen on earth (Joel 2:31). Worldly and apostate churches do not wish to think about a day like this so they carefully avoid every reminder of it. The false churches under the influence of Rome are deceived in this matter because they foolishly imagine that they can have the God of heaven and at the same time keep their cherished lies, pagan traditions, and false doctrine; but it is impossible to serve two masters (Mt 6:24). This is an ancient problem:
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him [1st Kings 18:21].
For two thousand years, true Christians have lost friends, family (Lk 21:16; Mt 10:34-37), and fortunes because they actually did “come out” (Rev 18:4) of this pseudo-Christian religious system of Baal worship – while the steeples, crosses, stained glass windows, and corrupt doctrine of the various daughter harlot churches bear stark witness against themselves as to their pagan roots and Roman heritage. Most religious persons who see the increasing wickedness in the world, assume by comparison that their denominational affiliation (whether carefully chosen, randomly fallen into, or inherited from parents) is approved by God;
. . . but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise [2nd Cor 10:12].
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth [v. 18].
Approval from the Lord involves an enduring standard of truth concerning which mankind is woefully unfamiliar.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth [Jn 4:23-24].
Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart [1st Sam 12:24].
Faithful churches in the Lord will not typically be found as most Americans imagine (1st Cor 3:9); but, according to the Lord’s grace and mercy they do still exist – even as they have always existed (Rom 16:5; 1st Cor 16:19; Col 4:15). In seeking fellowship in the Lord it would be rare to find a scripturally faithful church by looking in the yellow pages; but more likely, by simply doing as instructed (Mt 5:14-16), those who love the Lord “in truth” will find others who are like-minded; and such a collection of souls is “the church” as the Lord defined it (Acts 8:3). Such men recognize each other through “the foolishness of preaching” (in the jungle or on a street corner) by their mutual love of God’s word and faithfulness to his doctrine (1st Tim 4:16). (If what you love is your “religion” your spiritual condition will show up like a two pound pimple and you will certainly have the “fellowship” you deserve.) (See: 1st John 1:5-7.)
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them [Eph 5:11].
Twentieth century “Christians” fancy themselves too “wise” (Rom 1:22) and too “educated” (2nd Tim 3:7) to be deceived by Satan (Rev 12:9); yet, the sad truth is that America’s churches are, for the most part, blasphemous, ignorant, proud, pagan, and ready for slaughter. Their blind religious leaders and media gurus by the thousands are in love with the world (Jms 4:4) and utterly manipulated by “the love of money.” Politically entangled “false teachers” – the “beloved and admired” institutional Philistines of American religion – openly flaunt their ecumenical heresies and ill-gotten wealth, while gauging their personal spiritual potency on the basis of how quickly they conform to politically mandated delusions of the moment.
With America now entrenched in godless religion and hopelessly corrupt politics, American bumper stickers declare: “Feel the power of pride” and “We’re number one!” – clearly indicating the nation’s impending doom! (Prov 16:18). Racing toward bankruptcy, slavery, and genocide; Americans pretend they are only in a “temporary slump” as they trade away their former God-given “liberty” for the false hopes of international agreements, global partnerships, and treasonous government “security” measures (1st Thes 5:3). The Lord has spoken concerning this classic downward spiral of apostasy, national blindness, and self-deception:
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: they would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices [Prov 1:25-31].
The corrupt churches that eagerly led the way in abandoning God’s word were the first to be deceived by the onslaught of propaganda issuing from the puppet masters of the new world order. These compromised institutions were specifically targeted for this role in the effort to sabotage belief in the bible prior to dissolving America’s sovereignty and remaining liberty. The daughter harlot churches now return to their spiritual “MOTHER” as they slavishly pursue the elitist course of universal world religion, making possible a world government of absolute tyranny over the human race. As compromised churches had earlier submitted to Hitler in Nazi Germany, they now acquiesce to the same fascist power in America, again holding in contempt the true servants of the Lord who will not follow their lead. As Cain hated Abel, so has it been throughout history (Isa 59:15).
But . . . there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies. . . . And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of [2nd Ptr 2:1-2].
With America increasingly like the rest of the world in its thinking and becoming rapidly insignificant in the rising global plantation, the American people are being maneuvered into total slavery by a satanic partnership of corporate government, national press, and state churches (Mt 15:14). The satanic cronies who work within this elitist consortium of power defend themselves against public exposure by knee-jerk accusations of “conspiracy theory” (Ezek 22:25), a lame accusation mechanism that is now leveled in the U.S. with increasing frequency. The once-great American Republic has finished its role in Satan’s master plan by providing the revenue and military might necessary to forcibly implement a seamless network of integrated fascist control throughout the planet; and America’s national sovereignty will now be dismantled and its people reduced to poverty. This can not be hidden, of course; but, as a practical matter, there is no need to hide it. For their part, America’s churches are blind to their wretched condition (Rev 3:17) and are in utter denial of their own central role in bringing about the religious cancer that made possible the destruction of their nation from within.
It is far too late for America to save itself through politics or revolution; and, as dismal as the political outlook becomes, the spiritual future for those not born again in Jesus Christ is infinitely worse – though the millions of deceived are patriotic, prosperous, proud, and religiously confidant:
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. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not . . . in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity [Mt 7:19-23].
Two thousand years ago Paul perfectly described today’s generation, and exactly diagnosed the problem:
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ . . . preach . . . reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables [2nd Tim 4:1-4].
This saying is now fulfilled and the day quickly approaches.
It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law [Ps 119:126].
The Lord’s disciples understood precisely how that men ought to think in this matter, although this knowledge for the most part is scarcely considered today at all (Hos 7:2):
We ought to obey God rather than men [Acts 5:29].
As the Lord punished and scattered Israel because of her rebellion against him (Lev 26:15-17), the denominational churches now stand at the same abyss (Rom 2:9-13) whose false shepherds and lukewarm congregations refuse to simply obey the Lord according to his revealed word – preferring (as did ancient Israel) to bow down before the gods of “mammon” (Mt 6:24) and “hypocrisy” (Lk 12:1).
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves [Jms 1:22].
Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel [Isa 5:24].
The scoundrels who preside over mainstream religion today apparently assume that the God of heaven does not observe their hatred of the truth (2nd Thes 2:10-11), and that he does not care about the scattering of his people through their lies (Jer 23:1); but the eyes of the Lord are not nearly so dim as they imagine (Rev 1:14) and their chosen course of holding the Lord’s word in contempt will be a witness against them in the hour of their visitation (Mk 8:38).
Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and . . . choose you this day whom ye will serve . . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD [Josh 24:14-15].
I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,
and hast revealed them unto babes. . . .