Christmas: The Truth Your Pastor Refuses to Tell You Concerning the Pagan (Nimrodic) Roots of Christmas(s)

Please ask your pastor about the Pagan (Nimrodic) roots of Christmas. Ask your (a) Christian pastor why he celebrates a holiday that honors the Babylonian trinity of Nimrod, Tammuz and Semiramis? Please ask your favorite Christian leader or organization why they celebrate a known Pagan holiday from the Babylonian trinity of Nimrod, Tammuz and Semiramis that is now called ‘Christmas.’ Thank you, you may be very glad you did. :)

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I Call A Blessing Upon on the Earth, To Those and Their Households Who Esteem Elohim (YHWH [Eloah]/Yahush[u]a Messiah [Mashiach])

I, Dennis Brenden Rice, Call A Blessing Upon on the Earth, To Those and Their Households Who Esteem Elohim (Eloah [YHWH]/Yahush[u]a) so that whosoever gives or whosoever does not give tender mercies for humans for the esteem of Elohim, may they also be blessed with the exact same tender mercies from Elohim that they gave to humans for the esteem of Elohim, I pray, in the Name of YAHUAH’s Son, Yahusha/Yahushua (my) Messiah (Ha-Mashiach), Amein (pronounced like: ‘awe main’). HalleluYah!

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How to Become Saved by Immersion Water Baptism through the Belief in the Perfect Blood Atonement Provided By Elohim Through His Sinless Son, Yahusha/ Yahushua Messiah (Mashiach)

If you died today or “tomorrow,” will you then be in some sort of state of non-existence? Love, hate and the question of where all matter came from that exists have not been properly answered in the context of a belief in a non-created universe. If there is a Creator, then, assuming He is not schizophrenic and opposes Himself, there must be at least one opponent, since there is true evil in the world. Satan is the enemy of all souls, with Hell created for Satan and one third of the messengers of Elohim who followed him in rebellion against the Most High El [Yeshayahu (Isaiah)14:3-27.] Being perfect, Elohim required a perfect sacrifice in order for any flesh to be redeemed, as Scripture records in Romans 3:10-26:

As it has been written, “There is none righteous, no, not one! There is no one who is understanding, there is none who is seeking Elohim. They all have turned aside, they have together become worthless. There is none who does good, no, not one.” “Their throat is an open tomb, with their tongues they have deceived,” “The poison of adders is under their lips,” “Whose mouth is filled with cursing and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood, ruin and wretchedness are in their ways, and the way of peace they have not known.” “There is no fear of Elohim before their eyes.”

19. And we know that whatever the Torah says, it says to those who are in the Torah, so that every mouth might be stopped and all the world come under the judgment before Elohim. Therefore by the works of the Torah no flesh shall be declared right before Him, for by the Torah is the knowledge of sin. But now, apart from the Torah, a righteousness of Elohim has been revealed, being witnessed by the Torah and the Prophets, and the righteousness of Elohim is through belief in Yahusha Anointed One [Editor’s Note: Hebrew — Yahusha] Messiah to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the esteem of Elohim, being declared right, without paying, by His favour through the redemption which is in Messiah Yahusha Anointed One, whom Elohim set forth as an atonement, through belief in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His tolerance Elohim had passed over the sins that had taken place before, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He is righteous and declares righteous the one who has belief in Yahusha Anointed One.

Yahusha Messiah was sinless, yet He, Himself, was baptized by John the baptizer, whom was immersing people in the Jordan River to “wash” away their sins as recorded in Scripture in Yohanan (John) 3:1-36 and Yohanan 1:1-37 below:

Yohanan (John in “Christian Bibles”) 3:1-36 And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nakdimon was his name, a ruler of the Yahudim. This one came to Yahusha Anointed One by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from Elohim, for no one is able to do these signs You do if Elohim is not with him.” Yahusha Anointed One answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born from above, he is unable to see the reign of Elohim.” Nakdimon said to Him, “How is a man able to be born when he is old? Is he able to enter into his mother’s womb a second time and be born?”

3. Yahusha Anointed Oneanswered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he is unable to enter into the reign of Elohim. That which has been born of the flesh is flesh and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You have to be born from above.’ “The Spirit breathes where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who has been born of the Spirit.” Nakdimon answered and said to Him, “How is it possible for this to take place?”

10. Yahusha Anointed One answered and said to him, “Are you a teacher of Yisra’el and do not know this? Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak what We know and witness what We have seen and you do not receive Our witness. If you do not believe when I spoke to you about earthly matters, how are you going to believe when I speak to you about the heavenly matters? And no one has gone up into the heavens except He who came down from the heavens — the Son of Adam. And as Mosheh lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so the Son of Adam has to be lifted up, so that whoever is believing in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.

16. “For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life. For Elohim did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not judged, but he who does not believe is judged already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only brought-forth Son of Elohim. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world and men loved the darkness rather than the light, for their works were wicked. For everyone who is practicing evil matters hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But the one doing the truth comes to the light, so that his works are clearly seen, that they have been wrought in Elohim.”

22. After this, Yahusha Anointed One and His taught ones came into the land of Yahudah and He remained there with them and was immersing. And Yahanan was also immersing in Ayim near Salim, because there was plenty of water there. And they were coming and were being immersed, for Yohanan had not yet been put into prison. Then a dispute arose between some of Yohanan’s taught ones and the Yahudim about cleansing, and they came to Yohanan and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Yarden, to who you have witnessed, see, He is immersing and all are coming to Him!”

27. Yohanan answered and said, “No man is able to receive any matter unless it is given to him from the heavens. You yourselves are witness for me that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but I am sent ahead of Him.’ He that has the bride is the bridegroom, but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the voice of the bridegroom. so this joy of mine is complete. It is right for Him to increase, but me to decrease. He who comes from above is over all, he who is from the earth is of the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from the heavens is over all.

32. And what He has seen and heard, that He witnesses. He who receives His witness has set his seal that Elohim is true. For He whom Elohim has sent speaks the Words of Elohim, for Elohim does not give the Spirit by measure. The Father loves the Son and has given all into His hand. He who believes in the Son possesses everlasting life but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of Elohim remains on Him.”

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Yohanan 1:1-37 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with Elohim and the Word was Elohim. He was in the beginning with Elohim. All came to be through Him and without Him not even on came to be that came to be. In Him was life and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from Elohim, whose name was Yohanan. This one came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all might believe through Him. He was not that Light, but that he might bear witness of that Light. He was the true Light, which enlightens every man, coming into the world. He was in the world and the world came to be through Him and the world did not know Him. He came to His own and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of Elohim, to those believing in His Name, who were born, not of blood nor of the desire of flesh nor the desire of man, but of Elohim.

14. And the Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us and we saw His esteem, esteem as of an only brought-forth of a father, complete in favour and truth. Yohanan bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has become before me, because He was before me.'” And out of His completeness we all did receive and favour upon favour, for the Torah was given through Mosheh — the favour and the truth came through Yahusha Anointed One Messiah.

18. No one has ever seen Elohim. The only brought-forth Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He did declare. Now this was the witness of Yohanan when the Yahudim sent from Yerushalayim priests and Lewites to ask him, “Who are you?” And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.” And they asked him, “What then, are you Eliyahu?” So he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”

23. He said, “I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH,’ as the prophet Yeshayahu said.” And those sent were of the Pharisees, and they asked him, saying, “Why then do you immerse if you are not the Messiah, nor Eliyahu, nor the Prophet?”

26. Yohanan answered them, saying, “I immerse in water, but in your midst stands One coming after me, who has become before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loosen.” This took place in Beyth Anyah beyond the Yarden, where Yohanan was immersing.

29. The next day Yohanan saw Yahusha Anointed One coming toward him and said, “See, the Lamb of Elohim who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who has become before me, for He was before me.’ And I did not know Him, but that He might be revealed to Yisra’el, therefore I came immersing in water.”

32. And Yohanan bore witness, saying, “I have seen the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove and remain on Him. And I did not know Him, but He who sent me to immerse in water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit coming down and remaining on Him, this is He who immerses in the Set-Apart Spirit.’ And I have seen and have witnessed that this is the Son of Elohim.”

35. Again the following day, Yohanan was standing with two of his taught ones, and looking at Yahusha Anointed One walking, he said, “See the Lamb of Elohim!” And the two taught ones heard him speaking and they followed Yahusha Anointed One.

So, the question may arise? ‘Is baptism necessary for salvation?’ The answere is yes, according to Scripture. See here.

Another question may arise, such as, “Can I baptize myself?” Since Scripture says in Mattithyahu (Matthew) chapter 18 verse 19-20, “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning any matter that they ask, it shall be dome for them by My Father in the heavens. For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there I am in their midst,” then it seems to me that there only needs to be one other person present with you there, which is your baptizer. It doesn’t say that the other person has to be saved, though. So, you plausibly can have someone who is not a Believer, and who has not been saved, immerse someone else under water in the Name of Yahusha/Yahushua Messiah. Any water where the entire body (hair not necessary) can be immersed under water, like a large bath tub, swimming pool or any deep body of water like a river, lake or ocean, can be used.

The one who is baptizing shall put his hand upon the one he or she is baptizing and help them to completely immerse under water, saying, “I baptize you in the Name of Yahusha (or Yahushua) Messiah (or Savoir, Redeemer, Mashiach or Anointed One, but I do not recommend “Christ,” since this name is Greek and has as its main-root definition as another sovereign) and in the Name of the Father, YHWH (or YAHUAH or Elohim). 

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Are Today’s Christian “Leaders” Really Just Con-Men and Con-Women For the Babylonian Trinity of Nimrod, Tammuz and Semiramis? You Decide

Are today’s Christian “leaders” really just con-men and con-women working for the Babylonian trinity of Nimrod, Tammuz and Semiramis? To answer this question, we must ask what the Christian leaders are doing to promote the Mystery Religion of Semiramis, Nimrod and Tammuz, and what is it that they are NOT revealing (suppressing the Truth) to their followers about this conning of others for mammon for this trinity. For this, all we do is have to provide historical evidence that the holidays of Christmas, Easter, St. Valentines Day, All Saints Day and Halloween all have their roots in the Babylonian Trinity, and that the Christian leaders are REFUSING to inform their followers of the Babylonian inspiration of these holidays for fear that they would get LESS MAMMON when they INVOKE these holidays (please notice the difference between so-called “Christian holidays” and “Jewish festivals”) when they ask for mammon.

And, it is the truth that I have already written an article concerning these holidays and their connection to the Babylonian trinity — and also true that I shared this information via many times a direct link to the article through electronic communication to many major Christian organizations and their leaders thereof — and even providing some with a phone call or two. I got almost ZERO follow-up, though their written words told me they were concerned about “every” person. These Christians leaders and their organizations were warned to the tune of over approximately 700 contacts with them, with the vast majority going to major — and a smaller amount going to minor — Christian organizations.

So, what DO you call someone who is WILLING to invoke Babylonian-inspired holidays for mammon, all the while SUPPRESSING THE Truth to their followers for fear that they would get LESS mammon? I would call them Truth Suppressors working as con-men and con-women for the Babylonian trinity of Tammuz, Semiramis and Nimrod.

I called the 700 Club, and I believe Pat Robertson was on a recording quoting FROM  this passage in the Scriptures at Yeshayahu 8: 13 (Isaiah)  :”YAHUAH of hosts, Him you shall set-apart. Let Him be your fear and let Him be your dread.” Now, let’s continue with that very Scripture; “And He shall be for a set-apart place, but a STONE OF STUMBLING and a rock that makes for FALLING to both the houses of Yisra’el, as a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim. And many among them shall STUMBLE and FALL and be BROKEN and SNARED and TAKEN.” Bind up the witness and seal the Torah among My taught ones. And I shall wait on YAHUAH YHWH, who hides His face from the house of Ya’azob…Look, I and the children whom Yahuah has given me — for signs and wonders in Yisra’el from Yahuah of hosts, who dwells in Mount Tsiyon. And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter, “should not a people seek their Elohim? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? To the Torah and to the witness! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because they have no daybreak. And they shall pass through it hard pressed and hungry. And is shall be, when they are hungry, that they shall be wroth and curse their sovereign and their Elohim, looking upward. And they shall LOOK TO THE EARTH and see DISTRESS AND DARKNESS, GLOOM OF HARD TIMES and be DRIVEN INTO THICK DARKNESS.

Now let’s go to the very beginnings of that passage that Pat Robertson quoted; Yeshayahu 8:9 “Be shattered, O YOU PEOPLE’S and BE BROKEN IN PIECES! GIVE EAR, ALL YOU FROM THE FAR PLACES OF THE EARTH. Gird yourselves, but be broken into pieces. Take council, and it comes to ruin, speak a word and it does not stand, for El is with us.” For Yahuah spoke thus to me with a strong hand and instructed me that I should NOT WALK IN THE WAYS OF THIS PEOPLE, SAYING, “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, nor be afraid of their threats, not be troubled.”

And I say that these con-men and con-women Christian leaders ARE CONSPIRING to SUPPRESS the Truth about these Nimrodic holidays to their followers, spreading their falsehoods around the globe, all the while uplifting OTHER SOVEREIGNS that originally were somehow connected to the falsehoods that Semiramis started.

So, to be sure, when I was a Christian, I was spreading falsehoods to others about these holidays, but did not know I was doing so. But, when I inform a Christian or their organizations and their leaders thereof about the historical evidence that these holidays are from Babylon, they not only SUPPRESS THE Truth, but become Pathological Liars for the Trinity of Tammuz, Nimrod and Semiramis, wanting to hear no evil, see no evil and tell no evil about how these holidays are abomination to Yahuah according to Scripture.

So, now I will bring the historical facts concerning these holidays to light so that the truth can finally be told to everyone, and that hearing this it will either set people free, or condemn them as Truth Suppressors;

Here are the historical facts concerning the holidays of Christmas, Easter, All Saints Day, Halloween and St. Valentines Day:

  •  In Rome, feast of Sol Invictus (the Unconquerable Sun), or Mithra’s birthday, was celebrated on December 25.
  • In the 4th century A.D., Pope Julius officially made December 25 the day for Christians to celebrate the birth of the Jewish Messiah Yahusha Mashiach,  calling it the Feast of the Nativity, though birthdays were not celebrated by the followers of the Way of Yahusha Mashiach Messiah, and Messiah’s birthday was not only not celebrated, no record can be even be found noting His actual birth.
  • In the 8th century A.D., the Feast of the Nativity had gained popularity across most of the world, but replacing the hedonistic celebrations in name only. Most Puritans that came to America outlawed the holiday, and it wasn’t common to celebrate it until after the Civil War.
  •  “A broad element of English Christianity still considered Christmas celebration a pagan blasphemy. The Puritans, Baptists, Quakers, Presbyterians, Calvinists and other denominations brought this opposition to early New England and strong opposition to the holiday lasted in American until the middle of the 18th century.” — The Origins of Christmas, Rick Meisel, Dec. 19, 1993, p.4.
  • Semiramis’ son Tammuz was born at the winter solstice around December 25.  Tammuz became a sovereign in the eyes of the people.
  • The Christmas tree and the Yule log used today were first used to celebrate the birth of Tammuz, and became an annual religious festival in ancient pagan Babylon.  The celebration of the birthday of Tammuz was always a wild drunken orgy — a favorite festival among the Pagans.
  • Many Santa researchers agree that some traits of Santa were borrowed from Norse / Scandinavian Mythology. The Norse sovereign Oden or Woden is described as riding through the sky on an eight-legged white horse named Sleipnir.  Odin lived in Valhalla (the North) and had a long white beard.  Odin myth had him flying through the sky during the winter solstice (December 21-25), rewarding good children, while punishing naughty ones.
  • Santa can also be traced to the Norse sovereign Thor.  Thor was the sovereign of the peasants and the common people, and was represented as a heavy-build, jovial, elderly man, with a long white beard.  His element was the fire and his color red, and the fireplace in every home was set-apart to him, and mythology says that he would come down through the chimney into his element, the fire.  Thor drove in a chariot drawn by two white goats called Cracker and Gnasher, and he fought the giants of ice and snow so he became known as the Yule-sovereign.  He lived in the Northland, where he had his palace among icebergs.
  • The origins of many Christian customs comes from Babylonian sun-worship and  have been cleverly absorbed into the religion of Christianity.
  • The Nimrod Tree is now the ‘Christmas Tree, but originated in Babylon, along with the wreaths, branches and boughs that were used by the ancient pagans as emblems of Nimrod, because it was believed they were thought of as the re-birth of the sun.  Trees were decorated during the winter solstice.
  • In Babylonian Mythology, after Nimrod’s death, he became the sun-sovereign and was worshiped as Baal (Baal mean ‘Lord’), Marduk, Mithras, Ahura, Mazda, Gott, Aton, and Dagon.
  •  Pagans were absorbed into Christianity, and brought with them their Pagan religious festivals, and the truth was cleverly suppressed, while Christians continued to support these abominations.
  • Different forms under different names of the original son of the Sun-sovereign Tammuz of Babylon, which is the land from which sun worship originally spread, can all be traced back to Babylon and the birthday of Tammuz.
  • Nativity worship is actually about the sovereign Tammuz (also known as Nimrod), and was performed with carved idol images that were set up in chamber rooms (manger sets) and prayed to.  The figures in the modern nativity sets have been given names such as Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise Men, shepherds, etc., but these are  evolved and false, with the real person originally being worshiped being Tammuz.
  •  The Christmas wreath comes from the worship of Tammuz, and the wreaths were round and came from evergreen trees to symbolize the sun (just as  halos in most Christian art) — the eternal sun named Tammuz by the ancient Pagans.
  • The earliest known inhabitants of Mesopotamia were the Sumerians, whom the Scriptures refer to as the people of the “land of Shinar” (Gen 10:10). Nimrod united the people of Babylonia under his rule about 2300 B.C.
  •  The Scriptures speak much about the Babylonians all the way back from the time of Hammurapi (2000 BC) to the fall of Babylon (about 500 BC). Throughout the Old Covenant there are references to the Babylonians, their people, culture, religion and military power.
  • Consider the following quote from The Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, December 1984: “The Roman festival of Saturnalia, Dec. 17-24, moved citizens to decorate their homes with greens and lights and give gifts to children and the poor. The Dec. 25 festival of natalis solis invicti, the birth of the unconquered sun, was decreed by the emperor Aurelian in A.D. 274 as a Winter Solstice celebration, and sometime (later)…was Christianized as a date to celebrate the birth of the Son of Light.”
  • “The early Romans were not celebrating Christmas but rather a pagan feast called the Saturnalia. It occurred each year around the beginning of winter, or the winter solstice. This was the time when the sun had taken its lowest path across the sky and the days were beginning to lengthen, thus assuring another season of growth. — Dr. William Gutsch, chairman of the American Museum of Natural History
  • The Saturnalia celebrated Saturn—the fire sovereign who was said to also to be a sovereign of sowing (planting), since heat from the sun was necessary to allow for planting and growth of crops. He was worshipped so that he would come back (as he was supposed to be the “sun”) and warm the earth again so that spring planting could occur. Also, the planet Saturn was later named after him because of its rings and bright red color, best representing the sovereign of fire.
  • Virtually every civilization has/had a fire/sun sovereign, with the Egyptians calling him Vulcan, the Greeks calling him Kronos, as did the Phoenicians—but they also called him Saturn. The Babylonians called him Tammuz (as Tammuz was said to be Nimrod, resurrected in the person of his son), Molech or Baal, and all were the various names for NIMROD who was considered to be the father of all the Babylonian sovereigns.
  • “Now, this is in exact accordance with the character of the Great Head of the system of fire-worship. Nimrod, as the representative of the devouring fire to which human victims, and especially children, were offered in sacrifice, was regarded as the great child-devourer…he was, of course, the actual father of all the Babylonian gods; and, therefore, in that character he was afterwards universally regarded. As the Father of the gods, he was, as we have seen, called Kronos; and every one knows that the classical story of Kronos was just this, that, ‘he devoured his sons as soon as they were born.’ (Lempriere Classical Dictionary, ‘Saturn.’)…This legend has a further and deeper meaning; but, as applied to Nimrod, or ‘The Horned One,’ it just refers to the fact, that,as the representative of Moloch or Baal, infants were the most acceptable offerings at his altar. We have ample and melancholy evidence on this subject from the records of antiquity. ‘The Phoenicians,’ says Eusebius, ‘every year sacrificed their beloved and only-begotten children to Kronos or Saturn.’” — The Two Babylons, Alexander Hislop, page 231
  • Continuing: “…he who approached the fire would receive a light from divinity” and “through divine fire all the stains produced by generations could be purged away.” Therefore, “children were made to pass through the fire unto Molech” (Jer. 32:35).
  • “And it was a principle of the Mosaic law, a principle no doubt derived from the patriarchal faith, that the priest must partake of whatever was offered as a sin-offering (Numbers xviii. 9, 10). Hence, the priests of Nimrod or Baal were necessarily required to eat of the human sacrifices; and thus it has come to pass that ‘Cahna-Bal,’ the ‘Priest of Baal,’ is the established word in our own tongue for a devourer of human flesh.” — The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop, page 232
  • The Bibliotheca Sacra states, “The interchange of presents between friends is a like characteristic of Christmas and the Saturnalia, and must have been adopted by Christians from the pagans, as the admonition of Tertullian plainly shows” — Vol. 12, pp. 153-155
  •  “An old Babylonish fable told of an evergreen tree which sprang out of a dead tree stump. The old stump symbolized the dead Nimrod, the new evergreen tree symbolized that Nimrod had come to life again in Tammuz! Among the Druids the oak was sacred, among the Egyptians it was the palm, and in Rome it was the fir, which was decorated with red berries during the Saturnalia!” — Walsh, Curiosities of Popular Customs, p. 242.
  • Frederick J. Haskin’s Answers to Questions states; “The Christmas tree is from Egypt, and its origin dates from a period long anterior to the Christian Era.”
  • “European pagans brought holly sprays into their homes, offering them to the fairy people of the forests as refuges from the harsh winter weather. During the Saturnalia, the Roman winter festival, branches of holly were exchanged as tokens of friendship…”
  • The modern term for merging false pagan customs with the worship of Elohim is called syncretism.
  • “…all ranks devoted themselves to feasting and mirth, presents were exchanged among friends, and crowds thronged the streets, shouting ‘Lo Saturnalia.’ An offering was made beneath a decorated evergreen tree, according to the pagan poet, Virgil. Figurines and masks—called‘oscilla’—were hung on the tree, as are Christmas decorations today. History admits…there can be no doubt that we have in these ‘oscilla’ a relic of human sacrifice” — the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, “Oscilla” 3rd edition, volume II
  • “For a time, coins and other monuments continued to link Christian doctrines with worship of the sun, to which Constantine had been addicted previously. But even when this phase came to an end, Roman paganism continued to exert other, permanent influences, great and small…The ecclesiastical calendar retains numerous remnants of pre-Christian festivals, notably Christmas, which blends elements including both the feast of the Saturnalia and the birthday of Mithra. But, most of all, the mainstream of Western Christianity owed ancient Rome the firm discipline that gave it stability and shape.” — Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, volume 10, pages 1062-3
  • “How much the date of the festival depended upon the pagan Brumalia (December 25) following the Saturnalia (Dec. 17-24), and celebrating the shortest day of the year and the ‘new sun’…cannot be accurately determined. The pagan Saturnalia and Brumalia were too deeply entrenched in popular custom to be set aside by Christian influence…The pagan festival with its riot and merry-making was so popular that Christians were glad of an excuse to continue its celebration with little change in spirit and in manner. Christian preachers of the West and the Near East protested against the unseemly frivolity with which Christ’s birthday was celebrated, while Christians of Mesopotamia accused their Western brethren of idolatry and sun worship for adopting as Christian this pagan festival.” — New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge
  • “Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the church…Certain Latins, as early as 354, may have transferred the birthday from January 6th to December 25, which was then a Mithraic feastor birthday of the unconquered SUN…The Syrians and Armenians, who clung to January 6th, accused the Romans of sun worship and idolatry, contending…that the feast of December 25th, had been invented by disciples of Cerinthus…” — The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1946 edition
  • It can be said that the entirety of traditional Christianity is actually built around the worship of Nimrod/Saturn/Molech/Baal, with the modern mother/child “Mary/Jesus” push,  including actual worship of Mary, representing a parallel with Nimrod and his mother, Semiramis.
  • Christmas Tree – The set-apart tree of the winter-sovereign, of which the Druids believed the spirit of their sovereigns resided in the tree. Most ancient pagans knew the tree represented Nimrod reincarnated into Tammuz, and also looked upon the tree as a phallic symbol.
  • The star – Pentalpha, is the five-pointed star, and a powerful symbol of Satan, second only to the hexagram. The star is the set-apart symbol of Nimrod.
  • Candles (like the modern “Christmas lights”) represents the sun-sovereigns newly-born fire.
  • Mistletoe is the set-apart plant of the Druids, symbolizing pagan blessings of fertility, with the kissing under the mistletoe being the first step in the reproductive cycle. Also, Witches use the white berries in potions.
  • December 25 is known as the “nativity” of the sun, and is the birthday of Tammuz, the son of Semiramis, and Nimrod reincarnated. December 21 is known as Yule, and the Roman Catholic Church moved the celebration of Yule to December 25.
  • “It was on or about December 21st that the ancient Greeks celebrated what are known to us as the Bacchanalia or festivities in honor of Bacchus, the god of wine. In these festivities the people gave themselves up to songs, dances and other revels which frequently passed the limits of decency and order”.
  •  “Later, when this adulterous and idolatrous woman gave birth to an illegitimate son, she claimed that this son, Tammuz by name, was Nimrod reborn.” Easter/Ishatar “claimed that her son was supernaturally conceived [no human father] and that he was the promised seed, the ‘savior’” “However, not only was the child worshipped, but the woman, the MOTHER, was also worshipped as much (or more) than the son!”.
    In the old fables of the Mystery cults, their ‘savior’ Tammuz, was worshipped with various rites at the Spring season. According to the legends, after he was slain [killed by a wild boar], he went into the underworld. But through the weeping of his mother… he mystically revived in the springing forth of the vegetation—in Spring! Each year a spring festival dramatically represented this supposed ‘resurrection’ from the underworld.”
  • Babel was the origin of an idolatrous system that was adopted by the world, with the Scriptures warning, . The Scriptures say of her, “Babylon…the nations drank her wine; Therefore the nations are deranged” (Jeremiah 51:7).
  • The ancient Greek historian Herodotus “witnessed the Mystery religion and its rites in numerous countries and mentions how Babylon was the primeval source from which ALL systems of idolatry flowed.” Austen Layard commented “that we have the united testimony of sacred and profane history that idolatry originated in the area of Babylonia—the most ancient of religious systems.”
  • As the people scattered from Babel with their different languages, they used different names for Nimrod, Tammuz and Semiramis. Some called the Mother sovereigness “ISHTAR” (originally pronounced “Easter”) In other lands, she was called Eostre, Astarte, Ostera, and Eastre. Other names for Semiramis are Wife of Baal, Ashtaroth or Ashtoreth, and Queen of Heaven, with the Mother sovereign frequently worshipped as the sovereigness of fertility, and called  Mother Nature and sovereigness of Spring, sexual love and birth. 
  • The Easter bunny symbolizes the Mother sovereign, while annual Spring time fertility rituals are associated with the worship of the Mother Goddess and Tammuz, the reincarnation of her husband Nimrod.
  • The egg was a sacred symbol among the Babylonians. They believed an old fable about an egg of wondrous size which was supposed to have fallen from heaven into the Euphrates River. From this marvelous egg—according to the ancient story—the Goddess Astarte (Easter) [Semiramis], was hatched. And so the egg came to symbolize the Goddess Easter.”
  • “About 200 B.C. mystery cults began to appear in Rome just as they had earlier in Greece. Most notable was the Cybele cult centered on Vatican hill …Associated with the Cybele cult was that of her lover, Attis (the older Tammuz, Osiris, Dionysus, or Orpheus under a new name). He was a god of ever-reviving vegetation. Born of a virgin, he died and was reborn annually. The festival began as a day of blood on Black Friday and culminated after three days in a day of rejoicing over the resurrection.” — Gerald L. Berry, author of “Religions of the World
  • In 469, emperor Gelasius declared February 14th a set-apart day in honor of Valentinus, instead of the pagan sovereign Lupercus, which allowed Christianity to take over some of the celebrations of love and fertility, which had previously occurred in paganism settings. 
  • “After the conversion of the Imperial city (Rome), the Christians still continued, in the month of February, the annual celebration of the Lupercalia; to which they ascribed a secret and mysterious influence on the genial powers of the animal and vegetable world. ” —  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbons
  • The Greeks copied most of their mythology from the Romans, with Lupercus known as Pan, the sovereign of light. The Phoenicians worshipped the same sovereign as Baal, the sun-sovereign, and was one of many names or titles for Nimrod, who was a mighty hunter.
  • Cupid was the son of Venus, Roman sovereigness of beauty and love, and also known as Eros in ancient Greece, he was the son of Aphrodite. According to myth, he was responsible for impregnating numerous sovereignesses and human mortals. Cupid was a child-like archer ( Nimrod was a skilled archer), with mythology describing him as having both a cruel and happy personality. Using his invisible arrows tipped with gold to strike unsuspecting men and women, he caused them to fall deeply in love. But, he did not do this for their benefit, but instead to drive them crazy with intense passion, in order to make their lives miserable, and to then laugh at the results.
  • All Saints’ Day is followed by All-Souls’ Day, November 2, unless is a Sunday, which then it was November 3, another Catholic adaptation of pagan festivals for the dead. Prayers for the dead are an integral part of the traditional All Saint’s Day services on November 1, and on the next Sunday. Halloween gets its name from the Catholic holiday, it is a Hallowed evening, because it precedes All Hallows’ Day, thus: Hallow’en. Halloween is nothing more than a pagan holiday to honor the dead and evil spirits.

The Christians who continue to spread falsehoods about these pagan holidays claiming that Heaven supports them — all the while seeing no evil, hearing no evil and speaking no evil of these Nimrodic holidays — have thusly CHOOSEN to become Pathological Liars, of which Heaven does not condone.

Philemon — “Favour to You and peace from Elohim our Father and the Master Yahusha Messiah”

Philemon

1. 1. Sha’ul, a prisoner of Messiah Yahusha Anointed One and Timothy the brother, to Philemon our beloved one and fellow worker,

2. and Apphia our sister and Archeppos our fellow soldier and the assembly at your house:

3. Favour to you and peace from Elohim our Father and the Master Yahusha Anointed One.

4. I always thank my Elohim when I mention you in my prayers,’6. hearing of your love and the belief which you have toward the Master Yahusha Anointed One and toward all the set-apart ones.

6. so that the sharing of your belief might become working in the knowledge of all the good which is in you toward Messiah Yahusha Anointed One.

7. For we have much joy and encouragement in your love, because the tender affections of the set-apart ones have been refreshed by you, brother.

8. Therefore, although I have much boldness in Messiah to command you what is fitting,

9. because of love, I rather appeal — being such a one as Sha’ul, the aged and now also a prisoner of Yahusha Anointed One Messiah.

10. I appeal to you for my child Onesimos, whom I brought forth while in my chains,

11. who formerly was of no use to you, but now is of good use to you and to me,

12. whom I wished to keep with me, that on your behalf he might serve me in my chains for the Besorah.

14. But without your opinion I wished to do none at all, so that your good deed should not be by the way of necessity, but voluntary.

15. For he parted from you for a while, possibly because of this, so that you might have him back forever,

16. no longer as a slave, but more that a slave — as a beloved brother — especially to me, and how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Master.

17. So, if you regard me as your partner, receive him as you would me.

18. But, if he has wronged you or owes you whatever, put that on my account.

19. I, Sha’ul, wrote with my own hand. I shall repay — not to mention to you that you, indeed, owe yourself to me also.

20. Yea, brother, let me derive pleasure from you in the Master, refresh my tender affections in the Master.

21. Trusting in your obedience, I wrote to you, knowing that you shall do even more than I say.

22. And at the same time, also prepare a place for me to stay, for I trust that through your prayers, I shall be given to you.

23. Epaphras, fellow prisoner of me in Messiah Yahusha Anointed One, greets you,

24. and Mark, Aristarchos, Demas, Luke, my fellow workers.

25. The favour of our Master Yahusha Anointed One Messiah be with your spirit. Amen (pronounced Amein [awe-main])

Origins and Definitions of Words; Holy, Hallowed, Sacred, Sanctified, Bible, Grace, Luck, Lucifer, Divine, Divinity, Deity, Theos, God, Christ, Jesus, Church, LORD, Gospel, AMEN, Glory

The following are the origins and definitions of words and names that Christianity has adopted into its vocabulary — much of it related to Pagan sovereigns that trace their roots back to Babylon and the Trinity of Nimrod, Tammuz and Semiramis — while at the same time Christianity refuses to reveal and proclaim the Name above all names, and His Father’s Name, YHWH, and the true names Elohim gave his prophets and others in the Scriptures of Elohim.

The Hebrew word qodesh and the equivalent Greek word hagios, together with their derivatives, have been translated with one of three words, or derivatives, in our older English versions, namely: holy, hallowed, or sanctified. Another word is also used in modern versions, and generally in ecclesiastical literature, namely: sacred. Most of us have the idea that this word has the meaning of piety, or being pious, or to be devout. However, this conception is refuted when we read in Isa. 66:17 of the idolatrous people “who sanctify (qadash) themselves and purify themselves, to go to the gardens after an idol in the midst, eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse…” This refutation of the incorrect idea that “holy” means “to be pious”, is further confirmed by the shocking discovery that one of the Hebrew words for a harlot (whore) is qedeshah, a derivative of qadash! Likewise, a male prostitute (or sodomite) is called a qadesh in Hebrew. This then causes us to seek for the real meaning of the word qodesh (its verb being qadash) and its Greek equivalent hagios. The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 2, p. 817, summarises what most authorities say about qodesh and hagios, “…the meaning of ‘separation’ is paramount…the more elemental meaning seems to lie with ‘separation’.” The same dictionary, in vol. 4, p.210, says, “The basic sense of the Hebrew root qadash, as of its Greek equivalent in the Bible—hagios, seems to be ‘separateness‘.” Likewise, Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words repeatedly emphasises the fact of the fundamental meaning of the word to be: “separation” (see under “holiness” and “sanctification”). With the discovery of the true meaning of this word, namely, separate and separation, we can now understand why qodesh is used in a positive sense, a good sense, and that it can equally be used in a negative and evil sense. Someone is, or something is separated unto YHWH, or he/it is separated unto evil. Thus, the word qodesh applies to both.

Why then, if the Hebrew word qodesh as well as the Greek hagios both mean “separation, why has the word “holy” been used instead? Is it possible that the father of all lies, the Great Deceiver, had cunningly proceeded with his master plan of bringing idolatrous worship into True Worship? Indeed, we do find evidence of his veiled, his hidden, his mysterious work. In The Oxford English Dictionary, vol. 5, p. 345, under “Holy”, we read, “…the primitive pre-Christian meaning is uncertain…Its earlier application to heathen deities is found in ON [Old Norse].” Likewise, we read in the big Netherland’s Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal, vol. 6, p. 455 (I translate), “An explanation of the original meaning, that makes it clear as to how this adjective has obtained the meaning of the Latin sanctus, has not yet been given — For speculations, see e.g. KLUGE, FRANCK AND MURRAY.” But we did discover the origin of the word “holy”. In G. Jobes, Dictionary of Mythology Folklore and Symbols, p. 781, we read, “HOLY: In practically all languages, the word for holy has been derived from the divinely honored sun.” We found confirmation in Forlong’s Encyclopedia of Religions, as follows, “HOLI: The Great Hindu spring festival…held in honour of Krishna, as the spring sun-god…a personified woman called Holi…Holi had tried to poison the babe Krishna…” Further revealing evidence was yet to come. In Strong’s Concordance, in the Greek Lexicon No. 1506, we found the following: “heile (the sun’s ray)”—this is pronounced: heilei. This form is almost identical to the German and Dutch equivalent of the English “holy”. The meaning of “halo“, the ring on top of a saint’s head, now became clear to us. And this was confirmed in J.C. Cooper, An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols, p. 112, “NIMBUS, HALO, or AUREOLE: Originally indicative of solar power and the sun’s disk, hence an attribute of sun-gods.”

The truth of this most disturbing find stunned us. We simply could not handle it. Gradually we came to understand. The Great Deceiver will not make the mistake of diverting the worship towards himself. By just diverting it to the innocent sun, Satan would succeed in his master plan by firstly veiling, and then bringing into the Temple the “wicked abomination”, as Elohim had called this Sun-mixed worship (Eze. 8:9-16). It is well known how pictures of our Messiah, of Mary, and of a great number of saints were adorned with a sun-disc (nimbus), or halo, or sun-rays, thereby identifying him/her with the Sun-(sovereign)

With the word “holy” being applied to the Spirit of YHWH, called in Hebrew Ruach ha Qodesh, the enormous challenge was put to us: Can we continue to use the word “Holy Spirit”? Ruach ha Qodesh simply means: “The Spirit of Separation”? Can we continue bringing homage to the Sun, once the truth has been revealed to us, and be found guilty of participating in the “wicked abominations” of Eze. 8:9-16?

In the Scriptures we are warned of Job’s similar predicament in Job 31 :26-28, in which Job warns us of this “an iniquity worthy of judgment, for I would have denied Elohim who is above.” Have we not been warned in Jer. 10:2, “Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed (awed) at the signs of heaven for the Gentiles are dismayed (awed) at them.”? Can we ignore the disastrous result of Israel’s disobedience to the Law which caused Elohim to have “turned and gave them up to worship the host of heaven,” Acts 7:42? We who have entered into the New [Covenant], having the Law of YHWH written into our hearts (Heb. 8:10 and 10:16), can we delight in His Law, His Words? Do we accept His warning which comes to us in Deut.4:19, “And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you fee driven to worship them and serve them, which YHWH your Elohim has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage”? If it has been revealed to US having been led by the Spirit of Truth, that the word “holy” has been derived from the…sun can we ignore it? In direct contrast to this “sun-origin” of the word “holy”, the Hebrew qodesh and the Greek hagios have nothing to do with the sun or sun-rays at all. The Spirit of Truth put the challenge before us: If we love Him Who first loved us, we will worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. If we love the Spirit of YHWH, we will call Him: The Spirit of Separation, and not “the spirit of the sun”. The former is the truth, the latter is a lie if it is meant to be a translation of Ruach ha Qodesh. If the term “spirit of the sun” is devoid of all Scriptural truth, how much more is the term “spirit of the divinely honoured sun”?—or “the spirit that solarises”, or “the solarised spirit”?

Identical to the above is another derivative of this word originating from the “divinely honoured sun.” In our versions the word “hallowed” is also a translation of qodesh or qadash, and hagiazo. The word is also found in “halloween” or “Hallow-even”, an old pagan British festival which was adopted by the church. The great Sun-image of the Krom-druach was specially worshipped at this season.119 Here again, this word “hallowed” in our versions should be “koshered” to read: “separated“.

Although this word is not found in the King James Version, it has been used in some instances in the more recent English versions (e.g. Moffatt’s Translation, NIV, GNB, NASB) to translate the Hebrew qodesh and the Greek hagios. In the literature and preaching of the churches, however, it is frequently used, as well as in the word “sacrament”. Much of the English language, which is one of the Indo-European languages, viz. Sanskrit. Similarly, the English word “sacred” can be traced back to the Sanskrit “Sakra”. What or who was “Sakra”? Larousse, World Mythology, pp. 229, 233, reveals to us that Indra was one of the 12 forms of the Sun-[sovereign], and that he was also known as: “Sakra”. This startling information is found in other sources too.120 In this [sovereign], and in the twelfth form, he is called: Mitra, the origin of the later Persian and Roman Mithra or Mithras, who at first was only associated with the Sun-[sovereign], but later on became the Sun-[sovereign] himself as Sol Invictus, the unconquered Sun-[sovereign].

Another word that translates the Hebrew qodesh and the Greek hagios, is the word “sanctified”, which, according to the dictionaries, originates from the Latin ‘sanctus.’ According to Pauly-Wissowa, Realencyclopaedie, under “Sanctus”, the primary meaning and origin is not certain. However, this article quotes a source mentioning Santus as a [sovereign], named deus sanctus, and also states that Sanctus was often used as an epithet or surname of (See also this same book’s entry: “Sancus”). Augustine in his ‘City of God’,121 reveals to us that the Sabine chief [sovereign], Sancus, was called by some: Sanctus. In the Realencyclopaedie, under “Sancus”, we read of a statue of Sancus, representing an archaic type of Apollo, the great Sun-[sovereign]. At the end of the article it states that, originally, Semo Sancus was Jupiter itself. Another cognate form Sancius was also identified as Jupiter.

Although we have fewer witnesses here than in the case against the words “holy”, “sacred” and “hallow”, we still have enough evidence that “Sancuts was the name of a pagan deity, even identified with Jupiter and Apollo. Another “wicked abomination“, in the form of the words “sanctified” and “sanctuary”, had been fused with the pure Messianic Faith, and we must eliminate them. 

This precious book, the Scriptures, that we dedicatedly love, is called “Scriptures” whenever the book is spoken of as a whole. This was the name given to it by Yahushúa and His apostles, and once by Daniel in Dan. 10:21. We find it designated as such in no less than 54 places, of which, therefore, 53 appear in the New Testament. “Scripture” was the word used by Luther as a designating title for his German translation of the Scriptures. It is true that parts of Scripture, or individual books, are called “books” or “scrolls”, which arebiblos or biblion in Greek. But biblos or biblion both only refer to individual books or sections of the Scriptures, and is nowhere used Scripture to designate the complete writ, the Scriptures.

This word for the Scriptures was not used in the first few centuries of this era, and was first used ca. 400 C.E.217. Thus, this designation for the Scriptures was a later introduction. Why then was the Scriptural designation for the complete book, namely “Scriptures”, substituted with the Hellenized word, “Bible”? The common story that has been told us, is that biblion, or plural biblia, denotes any kind of written document, originally written on papyrus. This Egyptian papyrus reed cam from Egypt and was imported through the Phoenician seaport Gebal, which the Greeks called Byblos or Byblus. This seaport Byblos was the home of the Phoenician Sun-[sovereign], according to S.H. Langdon, Mythology of All Races, vol. V. p. 351. This seaport or city was also known to be a city which was founded by Baal Chronos, as well as the real seat of Elohim, 218 where a large temple of Elohim once proudly stood. The Isis and Osiris could, both Sun-[sovereigns], also became popular in this city later on.218 Further evidence was found when we read that, “The Sun-god is associated with the ‘Lady of Byblos‘ in a letter from Tell el-Amarna (116:65, Kn.).”219 In our research, up to this point, we were suspicious, but had no proof or incriminating evidence. and then, it was revealed to us. W.H. Roscher in his Ausfuhrliches Lexikon der Griechischen und Romishen Mythologie, vol. 1, pp. 839-840, states that this ancient city Byblos in Phoenicia, as well as the city Byblis, in Egypt, was named after the female [sovereign] BYBLIS, also called BYBLE, also called BIBLIS! This female [sovereign] was the grand-daughter of Apollo, the well-known Greek Sun-[sovereign]!220 Moreover – pagan worship was generally known to have some sensuality to draw the carnal minds of the masses. And here again, we find that this female [sovereign], Biblis, was described as nymph (Gilbert Meadows, An Illustrated Dictionary of Classical Mythology, as well as Edward Tripp, Crowell’s Handbook of Classical Mythology, both under “Byblis”). This very book, the Scriptures, which we so dearly love and cherish, has been given a name derived from the female [sovereign] who was the grand-daughter of the Sun-[sovereign], Apollo.

We then understood the great sign given to John in Revelation 12, the Sun-clothed woman. Indeed, the faith of the New [Covenant], originating from the pure Hebrew Faith, had become clothed with Sun-worship. Because the Church had rejected the Eternal [Covenant]…just like Old Testament Israel so often did (as described in Acts 7:38 to 42), therefore the same verdict came upon us: “The Mighty One turned and gave them up to worship the host of heaven…” The Church was mixed with, and fused with sun-worship, to such an extent, that The Mighty One gave her up to receive the name derived from CIRCE, the daughter of the Sun-[sovereign], and that her most precious heritage, the Scriptures, became clothed with a cover on which is a name derived from the grand-daughter of the Sun-[sovereign] Apollo, namely : BYBLE or BYBLIS or BIBLIS.

At this point you may ask: But the word biblos, meaning “book”, is in the Greek New Testament; it is an innocent word, simply meaning “book”? The reply to this is: Firstly, “Bible” almost identically resembles the name of this female deity, Byble, while it resembles less the Greek biblos, biblion, or biblia. And secondly, there are quite a number of other Greek word in the Greek New Testament which are derived from, or, later on given to, idol’s names. Whether they were derived from, or later given to, idol’s name, can be disputed, but the former was the case in the vast majority of instances. A thorough study of the subject impresses upon us the ancient existence of these names of pagan [sovereigns].

Hebrew was the only heavenly language spoken from Sinai, and all of Israel heard and understood it. Again, in the New Testament we read how Yahushúa spoke to the apostle Paul on the road to Damascus in the Hebrew language, Acts 26: 14. On the other hand, Greek, like all the languages of the nations, was a pagan language, its vocabulary being in existence long before the Glad Tidings reached them. Like all the languages of the pagan nations, its vocabulary consisted of many names of their [sovereigns]. The reason? They were not guided by the Law of YHWH that prohibited His people, “Make no mention of the names of other mighty ones, nor let it be heard from your mouth,” Exod. 23;13. Even after the Greeks and other pagan nations heard the Glad Tidings, and accepted the Messiah, the majority of them were anti-Judaistic, some little and some much, and therefore did not have the same reverence for the Law that was given in the Old Testament, as was expected from Israel, and from us too. Secondly, in their enthusiasm to win converts, they did compromise much. This is called “syncretism“.

b) Charis – In the Hebrew of the Old Testament we find a very common word Chen, which simply means: favour. This word Chen was correctly rendered “favour” in the Old Testament of the American translations (American Standard Version, New American Standard Bible, Smith-Goodspeed Translation, Rotherham Version, New International Version, New World Translation), as well as in the English Ferrar Fenton Translation and New English bible. However, when this same word is used in the Greek of the New Testament, we find the word charis. This word was also known as grace, better known in its Latin form gratia.

From the English word “grace”, “charismatic” and “charity” have come to us. Why was the generally accepted rendering “favour” (unmerited favour) not extended into the New Testament as well? The New Testament is based on the Old Testament is it not? The New Testament is but a continuation of the Old Testament. Its authors were Hebrews, they spoke Aramaic and or Hebrew, just like the authors of the Old Testament. Why then was a foreign word introduced which was unashamedly adopted from (or identified with) the name of a female (sovereign)? Yes, any dictionary or encyclopaedia will verify this. This Greek (sovereign’s) name, Charis, is found in the Greek New Testament, no less than 127 times, translated as “grace” in the English translations instead of “favour”, as it should have been, and as has correctly been done, indeed, in 6 places in the King James Version’s New Testament, namely, Luke 1:30, Luke 2:52, Acts 2:47, Acts 7:10, Acts 7:46, and Acts 25:3. Who was this Charis? She was the wife of Hephaistos the fire-[sovereign].221 She is identified with Aphrodite, both being names for the glistening dawn similar to the Sanskrit Ushas,221 the Dawn [sovereign] of the Indians, similar to the Greek Eos and daughter of Zeus and Here.222 In the plural form, Charites, we find the commonly known “Three Charites” or “Three Graces”, three pretty young female [sovereigns], either stark naked or else very scantily dressed,223 being the three daughters of Helios, the Sun-[sovereign].223

Before we proceed to this “luck” as a word, we would like to emphasis the fact that the idea of “luck” in itself is totally un-Scriptural, just like “fortune”. This is the reprimand of Isa. 65:11, namely, that “good luck” and “fortune” are being relied on, instead of us relying on YHWH . We should be entirely dependent on His blessings, which we can only receive from him if we live a life dedicated to Him and in obedience to His Word — His Son.

The word “Luck”, derived from a name for the Sun-[sovereign], is not found as such in the older English translations of the Scriptures, but the words “lucky” and “un-lucky” appear seven times in the Good New Bible. However, it is most frequently used in our everyday language. In the German, Netherlands and Afrikaans versions the word is used indeed as gluck or geluk, the latter, and probably the former too, being a word derived from the original form, luk. This fact can be verified in Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal, vol. VIII, part II, pp. 3304 – 3306. We read here that luk was originally a vox media, a spiritistic medium. Also, that luk was also written luck, luc, lucke, lok, lock (pp. 3304 and 3306). On p. 3305 it states that Luk was also the name of a “personified Goddess of Luck.” In The Oxford English Dictionary, vol. VII, p. 486, we read that the ultimate etymology of “Luck” or middle High Dutch gelucke, or Middle High German gelucke, is “obscure”. Walshe, a Concise German Etymological Dictionary, under “Gluck”, also states that the origin of this word is obscure. So, once again, “the [sovereign] of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4), Satan, has blinded the eyes, has deceived the whole world (Rev. 12:9).

The common everyday saying “One for luck“, is most probably just a continuation of the old pagan Nordic expression, “One for god and one for Wod (Wodin or Wodan), and one for Lok“, of which we read of in Karl Helm, Altgermanische Religions geschichte, p. 265. Please remember that the above quoted Netherlands dictionary stated that luck, luk and lok are just different spellings for the same word. Forlong, Encyclopedia of Religions, vol. 2, p. 463, says that Luk is an ancient root for “light” and related to Loki. In Gray’s Mythology of All Races, vol. IX, p. 253, we read of “Luk the highest deity, as he was known in the Caroline Islands.” Jobes, Dictionary of Mythology Folklore and Symbols, on p. 1024, states that Luk was the highest primordial deity of the Caroline Islands. On the same page we read of “Lug, the Sun-deity himself” and again of “Lugus, Gaelic Sun-deity.” Jacob Grimm, Teutonic Mythology, reveals more of the obscure origin of this mysterious [sovereign]. The names Logi and Loki were merged in times of old.225 He further points out the apparent roots for these names to be: lucere, luken.226 He also reveals that Locke was the Danish for the burning sun, and the Jutland’s Lokke was the heat of the sun, and that “Loki, is by turns taken…for sun, fire, giant or devil.”226 Luka was also known as the fire-[sovereign], as we read on p. 242.

What does the word “Lucifer” basically mean? All dictionaries tell us it means luc or luci, plus fer or ferre, that means: light-bringer. According to some mythologists, Lucifer was the son of Zeus (Sky-[sovereign])and Eos (Dawn-[sovereign]).227 In the King James Version we read only once of Lucifer, and that is in Isa. 14:12 where the king of Babylon is called: Lucifer. This was taken over from the Latin Vulgate, and many scholars prefer to use other words which more correctly translate the Hebrew Helel, pronounced: Hailail or Heileil. This word basically means “the shining one” or “the bright one”. Apart from the interpretation of this king of Babylon as being “Lucifer”, we find some calling him “morning star”. Others, with good documented evidence, believe that Helel (Heileil) is Jupiter…which later became the sun-[sovereign], also called Marduk-Jupiter228 – Marduk being the well-known Babylonian Sun-[sovereign]. J.W. McKay made a thorough study of this Helel in his article, Helel and the Dawn-[sovereignness], in Vetus Testamentum, XX (1970), pp. 451-464, and he also mentions the strong evidence for Helel (Heileil) being the Sun-deity or being Jupiter. According to Isa. 14:12, Helel is the son of Dawn or Daybreak. Most pagan nations have the myth of the female Dawn-[sovereign] giving her birth to her son, the Sun-[sovereign]. Thus, this Scripture reveals to us that the “king of Babylon” is indeed the Shining One, the Sun, or Jupiter. We must remember that the [sovereigns] of Babylon were made kings, and also that their kings were named after their [sovereigns], who were (in almost all cases) Sun-[sovereigns]. We must not be misled by any man-made interpretation of Isa.14. The emphasis is on the “king of Babylon” and not on Satan. The [sovereignness of the] Sun may be a symbol of — or even an adopted guise — of Satan. It could be that Satan used the Sun to catch the masses with, and to detract YHWH’s people from their Creator, the One who is to be worshiped — the One who created the sun. The sun is to be regarded only as part of the creation, and nothing more — and certainly not to be worshiped. Identifying Lucifer with Satan is an idea that came later.

Let us first see what and who this Helel (Heileil, Hailail) of Isa. 14:12 is. In verse 4 he is called “the king of Babylon”. This Shining One, Heileil, is the one who has said in his heart, “I will ascend into heave, I will exalt my throne above the stars of The Mighty One; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation…I will be like the Most High.”

We should therefore repent of the idea of depending on “luck”, of wishing one another “good luck” (the GD of Isa. 65:11), and should rather speak of the blessing, and seek the blessing, of YHWH. Also, the revealed evidence of the Sun- or Sky-[sovereign] being the origin of Luk, Lok, Luck, Lug, Loki and Lucifer, should inspire us to worship the Father in the Spirit and in Truth, John 4:23-24. We should also be alerted to the Scriptural revelation of Helel (Heileil), the Shining One, being the King of Babylon, and rather seek to serve the “King of the Jews” – the title which was given to our Messiah and which is found no less than 18 times in Scripture!

The Hebrew word “The Mighty One” (as well as “el” and “eloah”), has been translated theos in Greek, similar to the related dios in Greek, deus in Latin, related to the similar dius and divus in Latin.134 The Latin dies (day) also originates from the same word, namely, dieu or its related deieu and diuos. 134 Related to this are the Greek Dieus or Zeus, the Teutonic Ziu, the Roman Diovis or Jovis, and the Roman equal of Zeus, namely Jupiter, formed from Dies-piter.135 Most linguists trace these words back to the Vedic deva, corresponding to the Latin deus, meaning “bright”, and the Indo-European Djeus, also meaning “bright” or “shining”. And this Djeus gave rise to the Old Indian Dyaus and Greek Zeus.136 Dr. A.B. Cook, Zeus – A Study in Ancient Religion, vol. II, p. 276, relates that Hellenic names which are derived from Zeus, e.g. Diodoros, Diogenes, Diomedes, have for their element Dio- and others have Deo-or Deos. Jacob Grimm, Teutonic Mythology, translated by J. Stallybrass, chapter IX, traces all these words back to “the root div, which, while enabling us to make up a fuller formula div, tiv, zio yield the meanings ‘brightness, sky, day, god’. Of sanskrit words, dyaus stands the closest to the Greek and German gods’ names Zeus, Tius.” Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, p. 16, relates, “Deva…is derived from the Sanskrit Div, ‘to shine’…when Sun-worship was engrafted on the Patriarchal faith, the visible splendour of the deified luminary might be suggested by the name.” In the same book, pp. 323 and 20, we read that Demeter, the Great Mother, was called Deo by Sophocles, and she was the mother of Bacchus. Bacchus, the Sun-[sovereign], is also identified with Attes, the son of Cybele, and Attes was also known as Deoius. On p. 95 we also read that the Moon-(sovereign) was known as Deus Lunus. The feminine Moon-[sovereignness] was also known as Diana.137

With the root div or deva or diu all meaning “bright”, or to “shine”, it is easy to comprehend the heathen nations’ affinity for, and worship of, the Sun, the bright sky, the Sky-deity – the deity that brings the day of daylight. These roots are still found in the English words “divine”, divinity” and deity” – all derived from the bright Sky-(sovereign) or Sun-(sovereign). Does it matter? Yes, if the ancient tribes called their mighty ones: Deva, Dyaus, or anything similar, traceable to the Sky-[sovereign], or Sun-[sovereign], we should eliminate from our vocabulary the words “divine” and “deity”, which we have erroneously been taught to apply to the One that we love and His Son. He commanded us, “make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, not let it be heard from your mouth,” Exod. 23:13. Secondly, the word “The Mighty One” means: mighty one, just as “The Mighty One” means Mighty One, and it has nothing to do with “shining” or “brightness” or “daylight” or “day” or “sky”. Thirdly, we should be careful not to fall away from the True Worship, namely, worshiping YHWH, and His Son. We must be in the Eternal Covenant with the Law of YHWH written into our hearts — and written in our minds, Heb. 8:10 and 10:16. If not, the same destiny will be our heritage, as we are warned of, “Then The Mighty One turned and gave them up to worship the host of heaven,” Acts 7:42.

Donaldson in his New Cratylus points out that “Th” is frequently pronounced as “Dh” in Greek, thus Theos and Dheos could be the same, if only in pronunciation. Further, B.C. Dietrich, The Origin of Greek Religion, p. 288, reveals to us a pair of deities, Theos and Thea. This proves that Theos is not only a title, but also the name of a Greek idol. The origin of the word (or name) Theos is disputed, but Prof. F. Max Muller feels very strongly that “Theos must remain part of the same cluster of words a Zeus, Dios, Dione,…Sanskrit Dyaus, Deva, Latin Jupiter, Diovis, Jovis, Diana, Deus, Lithuanian diva, Old Netherlands tivar…The Greek Theos, if not derived from the root div, has found no other root as yet from which it could have been derived, so as to account for its meaning, as well as its form.”138

Although the word Theos is admittedly mostly used as a title, it has been used as a name, and therefore we dare not call our The Mighty One by the name of a pagan ‘mighty one,’ Exod. 23:13. But even as a title, the word theos is not acceptable, even if it does appear in the Greek New Testament. There are many scholars who are convinced that most of the New Testament was originally written in Hebrew or Aramaic, and that the Greek New Testament is only a translation of the Hebrew/Aramaic original. Other scholars have been less radical and have proposed that, if the New Testament was originally written in Greek, our oldest manuscripts contain substitutions in its rewritten form, because of the evidence that the Tetragrammaton was used in the original New Testament, but has since then been substituted in the oldest extant manuscripts. The Tetragrammaton has been substituted in texts of the New Testament which are quoted from the Old Testament. Sometimes it is substituted by Kurios, such as Matt. 21:9 (quoted from Ps. 118:26), or substituted by Theos, such as Matt. 4:4 (quoted from Deut. 8:3). However, for the most part, Theos is used in the New Testament as a translation of the Hebrew The Mighty One (or el or eloah), such as Heb. 1:9 (quoted from Ps. 45:7). The word theos should not have been used, because, in many instances this word as a title has been used as a substitute for the Name of YHWH, and this is explicitly forbidden in Deut. 4:2 and Deut. 12:4. Secondly, the word The Mighty One means: Mighty One, whereas Theos is probably derived from the root div (see above), which means: to shine. Thirdly, the word theos has been used as an important means of merging Zeus-worship with the Messianic Worship. Dr. A.B. Cook in his monumental research on Zeus – A Study in Ancient Religion, vol. I, p. 233, remarks on how “the gentiles conceived Jehovah (as Cook called Him) as Zeus.” Zeus was also called Theos, for instance, and Zeus Hypsistos was also known as Theos Hypsistos (pp. 882, 883, 884, 886, 969).

With the Jewish tradition of hiding YHWH’s Name and the Greeks calling all mighty ones theoi (plural of theos), the assimilation and merger of the two mighty ones was made easier – especially if they both can be identified as being “the Great Sky-deity”, or both can be identified as the Sun. We have already seen how the Patriarchs of Alexandria and Rome began calling Yahushúa “The Sun of Righteousness”, even “the True Sun“. By that time all the idols of the mediterranean countries were identified with the Sun -Apollo, Hercules, Adonis, Mithras, Dionysus, Serapis, Osiris, Horus, Jupiter, Zeus, Hades, Helios, Sol, Oannes, Hermes, Bacchus, Attis, Orpheus, Ixion, Amen, Amen-Ra etc.

It is well known that at some stage the Greeks were trying to identify all the idols with Zeus. It is also known that for a long time, they were avoiding the names of their idols by just calling them by the title, or generic name, theos. In L.H. Gray’s Mythology of All Races, vol. 1, p. 312, we read, “Only in a few localities, notably in Crete, does any form of the name of Zeus survive, but the god still lives under the title Theos (‘God’), a title so conveniently equivocal that the Christian can use it without heresy and at the same time square perfectly with the ancient pagan belief.” What a clear testimony of religious syncretism! Our Mighty One, or His Son, is called Theos, and so is Zeus called Theos. What does it matter? Just this: the words Theos and Zeus are derived from the Sky-[sovereign] or the Sun-[sovereign], and therefore unacceptable to our Mighty One.

Any form of Sun-worship, or any derivative of Sun-worship which has been adopted into Pure Worship, has been designated by Him to be a “wicked abomination“, Eze. 8:9. Apart from Prof. F. Max Muller’s statement as to the origin of the word “Zeus” (see above), we also read Dr. A.B. Cook’s scholarly conclusion, “The supreme deity of the ancient Greeks, during their historical period at least, was Zeus. His name, referable to a root that means ‘to shine’ may be rendered ‘the Bright One‘. And since a whole series of related words in the various languages of the Indo-European family is used to denote ‘day’ or ‘sky’, it can be safely inferred that Zeus was called ‘the Bright One’ as being the god of the bright or day-light sky.”139 Dr. Cook then says in a foot note on the same page, “The Greek Zeus and the Old Indian Dyaus represent an Indo-European dieu-s from the root di: die : deia, ‘to shine’.” Later on, as we have previously mentioned, Zeus became more directly identified with the Sun. Osiris, the Sun-[sovereign] of Egypt, was later identified with Serapis, the Sun-[sovereign] in Alexandria. Helios, of course, was the Sun-[sovereign] of the Greeks. Zeus was identified with all of them, and the phrase “Zeus Helios Great Serapis” was well known to be an exceedingly common formula in the 2nd and 3rd centuries C.E. 140

Many scholars have pointed out the similarity between Zeus-worship and Serapis-worship, as both were identified with the Sun-[sovereign]. But more so, the Serapis statues most resemble those of Zeus.141 Serapis, the Sun-idol of Alexandria – the same city where Clement and Origen were leaders of the “first theological seminary” – was assimilated to all other Sun-[sovereigns].141 The christian apologist Minucius Felix, writing in the 2nd or 3rd century, comments that this Egyptian (Alexandrian) cult of Serapis has been completely adopted by the Romans.142 Not only did the statues of Zeus and Serapis resemble each other, but we, like others,143 are alarmed at the striking similarity between these statues and that of the images of our Messiah which have been made by the Church! 

Further evidence of the fusion of the worship of Yahushúa with that of Serapis comes from the historical record of the Roman emperor Hadrian who worshiped Serapis as well as Christ when he visited Alexandria.144 But, even worse, whenever a Christian church was erected on the site of the Serapeum (temple of Serapis), Jerome would exclaim, “The Egyptian Serapis has become Christian!”145 Such was the spirit of syncretism, of identifying pagan idols with Yahushúa.

Instead of “deity”, “divinity”, or “god”, we should use the Scriptural “The Mighty One” or “mighty one” or “mighty”. This latter word, which is an adjective, could well be used as a noun. Instead of “divine”, we should say “as of The Mighty One”, or “as of the Mighty One”, or “Mighty – like”.

A prophecy for the end-time is given in Isa. 65:11 wherein our Mighty One warns of the apostasy of His people, “But you are those who forsake YHWH…who prepare a table for Gad, and who furnish a drink offering for Meni.” – Revised Authorized Version. All commentators agree that Gad is a pagan deity, and so is Meni. Gad is usually interpreted as the well-known Syrian or Canaanite [sovereign] of “Good Luck” or “Fortune“, and Meni the [sovereign] of “Destiny”. This Gad is written in the Hebrew as GD, but the Massoretes afterwards vowel – pointed it, adding an “a”, to five us “Gad”. However, we find other references in Scripture to a similar [sovereign], if not the same one, also spelled GD in the Hebrew text, but this time vowel – pointed to read “Gawd” or “God“, in Jos. 11:17, 12:7, 13:5, where we find: “Baal-Gawd” or “Baal-God“, according to the vowel – pointed Masoretic Hebrew text. This Baal – Gawd or Baal – God was obviously a place named after their [sovereign].159

The astrologers identified Gad with Jupiter,159 the Sky-[sovereign] or the Sun-[sovereign]. Other sources of research also testify of “Gad” being the Sun-[sovereign]. Rev. Alexander Hislop wrote, “There is reason to believe that Gad refers to the Sun-godThe name Gad…is applicable to Nimrod, whose general character was that of a Sun-(sovereign)…Thus then, if Gad was the ‘Sun-(sovereign)’, Meni was very naturally regarded as ‘The Lord Moon.’ “160 Keil and Delitzsch, Commentaries on the Old [Covenant], comments on Isa. 65:11, “There can be no doubt, therefore, that Gad, the god of good fortune,..is Baal (Bel) as the [sovereign] of good fortune…this is the deified planet Jupiter…Gad is Jupiter…Mene is Dea Luna…Rosenmuller very properly traces back the Scriptural rendering to this Egyptian view, according to which Gad is the sun-[sovereign], and Meni the lunar goddess as the power of fate.”161 Isa. 65:11 tells us than that YHWH’s people have forsaken Him, and in the end-time are found to be serving Gad, the Sun-deity of “Good Luck”, and Meni, the Moon-deity of “Destiny”.

As pointed out above, this Gad (GD with and “a” vowel – pointing) is probably the same deity as we read of in the book of Joshua, GD with a vowel-pointing of “aw” or “o”, Massoretes cannot always be relied on, but we can rely on the Hebrew Scriptures before the vowel-pointing was done. It could well be that the GD of Isa. 65:11 is the same as the “Gawd” or “God” of the book of Joshua. But, let us not try to establish a fact on an assumption. Let us rather do some research on the word “God”.

The word “God” (or god), like the Greek Theos (or theos) is used in our versions as a title, a generic name, usually. It translates the Hebrew The Mighty One (or The Mighty One), El (or el), and Eloah. However, in quite a few places it is used as a name whenever it is used as a substitute for the Tetragrammaton, the Name of our Father, e.g. Matthew 4:4 etc. If the word “God” is then used as a substitute for the Name, it must be accepted that the word “God” has become a name, again. How and when did this title or name become adopted into our modern languages? Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition, says, “GOD – the common Teutonic word for a personal object of religious worship…applied to all those superhuman beings of the heathen mythologies. The word ‘god’ on the conversion of the Teutonic races to Christianity was adopted as the name of the one Supreme Being…” Webster’s Twentieth Century Dictionary, Unabridged, 1st edition, says, “The word is common to Teutonic tongues…It was applied to heathen deities and later, when the Teutonic peoples were converted to Christianity, the word was elevated to the Christian sense.” James Hastings, Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, vol. 6, p. 302, reads, “After the conversion of the Teutons to Christianity the word came to be applied also to the Christian Deity…Its etymology and its original meaning are obscure, and have been much debated.” J.G.R. Forlong, Encyclopedia of Religions, on “God”, says, “It is remarkable that philologists are unable to decide the origin of this familiar Teutonic word.” There is much confusion in the European languages between the words gud (good) and god. The Scandinavian languages, like the old Anglo-Saxon, called god gud and called gud (good) god. Calling good god and god gud is bad enough to confuse us. Even worse is that the Old Nether lands languages regarded god as an idol and gud as the correct [sovereign]! Jacob Grimm recorded162 this for us, as well as Julius Pokorny and Jan de Vries.163 This inconsistency of spelling confuses us, as it must have confused the people in those early centuries who were still completely or partially ignorant of the True Mighty One and His Name. Jacob Grimm asserts that this was done because of fear, “Such a fear may arise from two causes: a holy name must not be abused, or an unholy dreaded name, e.g., that of the devil, has to be softened down by modifying its form”, and then gives examples.162 Other modifying its form”, and then gives examples.162 Other scholars have explained that the names of national [sovereigns] were either hid, or modified, in order to prevent their enemies getting hold of these names — enemies who might use it…against them. Another reason for this changing of spelling of idols’ names was the ritual of abrenuntiatio, i.e. a solemn renouncing of the names of major [sovereigns], whenever a pagan became converted to Christianity. One of the three major idols of the Teutonic tribes was called Saxnot. It is well documented how this name was renounced and later on came back in a disguised form, Saxneat. We even found that some idols’ name were spelt 17 different ways.

We found further evidence that “gott” or “god” was not only a title, but used as a name too, amongst the Teutonic tribes. Simrock discovered songs wherein “Gott” was used as a beiname for the [sovereign] Odin.164 In German, beiname means: surname (or epithet, or appellation). We further found “Goda” as a proper name of an idol.165 Moreover, the same author relates how Wodan (or Woden), “the name of the highest god”, also called Wotan and Odan, was also called Godan.166 The Teutonic masculine deities each had its female consort or counterpart. Thus we read that this [sovereign’s] female consort was frau Gode.167 It is commonly known that our Wednesday was named after (Woden) or Wotan. In Westphalian we find this day being called Godenstag.168

If the Teutonic pagans called all their idols by the generic name “gott” or “god“,  shall we continue to call the One that we love by the same generic name/title/or name? Why do we not translate the title The Mighty One (or El or Eloah) with it proper meaning: Mighty One or Mighty? Also, in those places where “God” has become a substitute name for “YHWH”, shall we continue to invite the wrath of The Mighty One by doing this? He has commanded us that we should not destroy His Name (Deut. 12:3c and 4, KJV or RSV), [and]…is sorely displeased with those who have forgotten His Name for Baal (Jer. 23:27), remembering that Baal really was the Sun-deity. “Therefore My people shall know My Name,” Isa. 52:6. “YHWH’s voice cries to the city – wisdom shall see Your Name,” YHWH 6:9. “For The Mighty One will save Zion.. and those who love His Name shall dwell in it,” Ps. 69:35-36. Also, and even more applicable to this present study, we will stop substituting His Name with Baal (Jer. 23:27 and Hos. 2:16) – that great Sun-[sovereign], also known as Bel, who was the primary deity of Babylon – whether “Baal” applies to the name of the Sun-[sovereign], or whether “Baal” became a title. We are to stop substituting His Name with anything that pertains to a Sun-[sovereign], or even only a title with an idolatrous origin, notwithstanding attempts to justify the “changed meaning of the word”.

They called upon His Name right back in Gen. 12:8 and 13:4, and as “Abraham” again in Gen. 21:33. Abraham called the place in Moria “YHWH Yireh”, Gen. 22:14. Isaac called upon the Name YHWH, Gen. 26:25. Jacob used the Name, Gen. 28:16. Leah used it, Gen. 29:33 and 35. Moses proclaimed the Name of YHWH, Deut. 32:3. David declared YHWH’s name, Ps. 22:22, and so did our Messiah, Heb. 2:12, John 17:6 and 17:26. 

The Jews developed a superstitious belief, after their Babylonian captivity, that the Name of YHWH should be avoided, except for certain occasions i n the Temple at Jerusalem. This was done in fear of profanation of the Name, and to avoid the use of the Name by others. This lead to the idea that the Name is “ineffable”.

However, this was a pagan doctrine. We read n Legge, Forerunners and Rivals of Christianity, p. 37, “The ineffability of divine names was an old idea in Egypt, especially in the Osirian religion…The name of Marduk (Sun-idol) of Babylon is in the same way declared ineffable in an inscription of Neri…The Name of Yahweh became ineffable directly after Alexander. See Halevy, Revue des Etudes juives, t. IX (1884), p. 172. In every case, the magical idea that the god might be compelled by utterance of his secret name seems to be at the root of the practice.”

 When the Messianic Faith was proclaimed, the same thing happened. Maximus of Madaura wrote in approximately 390 C.E., “There is only one God, sole and supreme, without beginning or parentage, whose energies, diffused through the world, we invoke under various names, because we are ignorant of his real name.”146 This is in direct contrast to what YHWH commanded us in Exod. 20:3 and Exod. 23:13, and what Paul tried to rectify in Acts 17:23.

 Scholars attest to their findings that many of the Greek idols, or their names, originated in Egypt. Other idols, or their names, are traceable to their Vedic or Sanskrit roots. In our study of the Indo-European languages, we trace many words, names, as well as idols’ names, in many of the European languages. One is astonished to notice how some of them are only found in the southernmost countries and only again in the Nordic countries. This will help us in our search for the origin of Herr, the German word for “Lord” — both of them being the substitute for the Name, YHWH…This substitution has no Scriptural ground. Indeed, it is directly in contrast to our The Mighty One’s command in Deut. 4:2 and Deut. 12:3c and 4…

The Latin and Greek names for a certain Egyptian Sun-Sun-[sovereigns] are Horus, Horos. However, in the Egyptian language his name is written Hr and pronounced: Her,147 or Heru – the ancient Sky-[sovereign] or Sun-[sovereign] of Egypt. Budge, From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt, p.6, clearly states, “the sun as a god was called HER at a very early period.” Other Sun-[sovereigns] were to follow, bearing the name Her as the first part of their names: Hercules, the well-known Sun-[sovereign], Hermes, the Greek name for Mercury and in whose name a strong religion became established in Alexandria and Egypt just before Christianity came. Some Teutonic deities’ names also started with Her, namely Hermod and possibly Hermann, too. Amongst, the Teutons we find the names of a deity Er or Heru.148 Thorr, the great thunder-[sovereign], was also called hergot, 149 and again Herre Got.150 This same author, Jacob Grimm, perhaps the greatest scholar of Germanic languages, as well as of Germanic mythology, comments on an inscription “‘der herre’ seems to mean the sun.”151 it becomes obvious to all that this word was later used as a title and “here is said of heathen gods, angels, emperors.” 152 Other evidence as to Her or Har originating as a name, is found where the Teutonic [sovereign] Odinn is called Har,153 as well as Har or Herjan.154 Other scholars trace the origin back to the Sanskrit Svar (heaven), and the Zendic Hvar, which is the Sun.155 Har also means “bright”,156 and Herman-sul is a Sun-[sovereign].156

But again, Zeus, the great Sky-[sovereign], who later became identified as the Sun-[sovereign], was involved. Zeus was known as Herros in the Aeolian dialect, 157 or as Heros.158 The feminine of this word is Here, also known as Hera. She was the Queen of the Sky, and the sister as well as wife of Zeus, and known as Juno in Rome.

Whether it be the male Her, Herr, Herros, Heros or Heru — it all originates from Sun- or Sky-worship. Similarly, the female Here or Hera also originates from Sky-worship. Our Heavenly Father’s Name has been substituted with a so-called title. but this title traces back to the name of the Sun-[sovereign]. Likewise, Yahushúa has also been called Herr or Heer. Therefore, He also became identified with the Sun-[sovereign].

At this stage we would also like to look at the dutch Heere and the Afrikaans Here. These are plurals of Heer, even if only as a “plural majesty”, but they also trace back to the Sun-[sovereign] Her or Heru. but in its plural form the Afrikaans Here is being spelt exactly like the Queen of Heaven’s name.

Although it is commonly taught that Herr, Heer and Here are titles, the Indogermanische Etymologishes Worterbuch or Julius Pokorny, on p. 615 of the 1st volume, admits that these three words probably originated as “names of gods”.

What does Scripture say will happen in the end-time?

* “For I will take from her mouth the name of the Baals, and they shall be remembered by their name no more,” Hosea 2:17. the name Baal became a title later on, but most commentators and scholars reveal its origin: the Sun-[sovereign].

* “O YHWH…the Gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, ‘Surely our fathers have inherited lies, worthlessness and unprofitable things.’ Will a man make The Mighty One for himself, which are not The Mighty One? Therefore behold, I will this once cause them to know My hand and My might; and they shall know that My Name is YHWH ,” Jer. 16:19-21.

* “Therefore My people shall know My Name,” Isa. 52:6.

* “For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the Name of YHWH ,” Zeph. 3:9.

* “‘It shall be in that day’, says YHWH of hosts, ‘that I will cut off the names of the idols…”Zech. 13:2.

* “They will call on My Name and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people'; and each will say, ‘YHWH is my The Mighty One,'” Zech. 13:9.

* “And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the Name of YHWH shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as YHWH has said, among the remnant whom YHWH calls,” Joel 2:32.

* “For I will make My Separated Name known in the midst of My people Israel,” Eze. 39:7.

* “If we had forgotten the Name of our The Mighty One, or stretched out our hands to a foreign The Mighty One, would not The Mighty One sear this out?” Psalm 44:20-21.

* “Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek Your Name O YHWH…That men may know that You Whose Name alone is YHWH, are the Most High over all the earth,” Psalm 83:16-18.

* Has our Messiah not clearly stated in John 17:26b that He will make His Father’s Name known to us? Are we allowing Him, Who works in us, to do this work of restitution, of restoring, or giving us pure lips, “a pure language, that they all may call on the Name of YHWH”? Zeph. 3:9.

Similar to the foregoing components of Sun-worship which had been adopted into the church, we have similar proof of the adoption of a pagan word or name, although less convincing of its absolute solar origin. However, we can clearly see that, with the Greeks using both the Greek words Messias (a transliteration) and Christos (a translation) for the Hebrew Mashiach (Anointed), the word Christos was far more acceptable to the pagans who were worshiping Chreston, Chrestos, and perhaps also those worshiping Krista. But we will come to that later.

The Hebrew word Mashiach has been translated in the Old Testament of the King James Version as “Anointed” in most places, but as “Messiah” in two places, namely Dan. 9:25 and 26. This word is a title, although it was used as an appellative (name) later on. Thus, this word was faithfully translated as “Anointed” in the Old Testament and only in Dan 9:25 and 26 was its Hebrew character retained in the transliterated “Messiah”. Likewise, we find that the Greeks also admitted their transliterated form Messias in the Greek New Testament in John 1:41 and John 4:25. Why then did they introduce or use the word Christos in the rest of the Greek New Testament? Even if they had preferred Christos to Messias, why did our translators transliterate the word as “Christ”? Why did they not transliterate the word, as was done in Dan 9:25 and 26, as “Messiah”, seeing that the Greeks had also accepted their Greek transliteration of the word, namely Messias in John 1:41 and John 4:25? Ferrar Fenton’s translation, The Complete Bible in Modern English, used “Messiah” instead of “Christ” in most places where the word is used alone, except when used as the combination “Jesus Christ”. Similarly, the New English Bible has used “Messiah” in its New Testament in many places. The Good News Bible has restored the word “Messiah” in no less than 70 places in its New Testament. The New International Version gives the alternative “Messiah” in almost all places, by means of a footnote. Dr. Bullinger in The Companion Bible, appendix 98 IX, says, “Hence, the Noun (Christos) is used of and for the Messiah, and in the [Scriptures] should always be translated ‘Messiah‘”. Also, Benjamin Wilson in his Emphatic Diaglott has restored the words “Anointed” and “Messiah” in many places.

Yahushúa Himself said in John 4:22, “For salvation is from the Jews,” NASB. Not only was our Messiah born from a Hebrew virgin, but also all of His Saving Message, the teachings, “the root and fatness” (Rom. 11:17), the Glad Tidings, “spiritual things” (Rom. 15:27), “the citizenship of Israel” (Eph. 2:12, Rotherham), “covenants of promise” (Eph. 2:12), “the spiritual blessings” (Rom. 15:27, NIV and TEV) – are all from the Jews! That well-known scholar of the Old Testament, as well as New Testament, Prof. Julius Wellhausen, who in all his works expressed his hatred towards Pharisaical Judaism, nevertheless wrote the following bold words, “Jesus…was a Jew. he proclaimed no new faith, but He taught that the Will of God must be done. The Will of God stands for Him, as for the Jews, in eh Law, and in the other holy Scriptures that are classed with it.”200 Yahushúa could not have been known as Christos amongst His people. His title was known as Mashiach in Hebrew, and Mesiha in Aramaic – to those who accepted Him as such, Matt. 16:16, John 6:69 etc. This title is easily transliterated as “Messiah”, and is generally accepted, and has been accepted, just like the Greek Messias. Why then have they not persisted with it? Even if they wanted to translate it, why have they not translated it as “Anointed“, as was done in the English translation of the King James Version’s Old Testament?

Our research into this matter has produced some revealing similarities between Christos and certain pagan names and titles. F.D. Gearly, writing in The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 1, pp. 571-572, says, “the word Christos…was easily confused with the common Greek proper name Chrestos, meaning ‘good.” He also quotes a French theological dictionary which says, “It is absolutely beyond doubt that Christus and Chrestus, Christiani and Chrestiani, were used indifferently by the profane and Christian authors of the first two centuries of our era.” He continues, “in Greek, ‘e’ and ‘i’ were similarly pronounced and often confused, the original spelling of the word should be determined only if we could fix its provenance (origin)…The problem is further complicated by the fact that the word Christianos is a Latinism…and was contributed neither by Jews nor by the Christians themselves.” He quotes various scholars to support his proposition that the word Christianos was introduced from one of three origins: (a) The Roman police (b) The Roman populace (c) Unspecified pagan provenance (origin).” he then proceeds, “The three occurences of ‘Christian’ in the NT suggest that the term was at this time primarily used as a pagan designation. Its infrequent use in the NT indicates not so much lateness of origin as pagan provenance (origin).”

This almost sensational admission as to the confusion and uncertainty between Christos and Chrestos, Christus and Chrestus, Christiani and Chrestiani, is well documented and shared and published by other scholars too, 201 as well as by the Early Fathers: Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Lanctantius and others.201

Who was this Chrestos or Chreston with which Christos became confused with? We have already seen that Chrestos was a common Greek proper name, meaning “good”. further, we see in Pauly-Wissowa, Realencyclopaedie, under “Chrestos”, that the inscription Chrestos is to be seen on a Mithras relief in the Vatican. We also read in J.M. Robertson, Christianity and Mythology, p. 331, that Osiris, the Sun-[sovereign] of Egypt, was reverenced as Chrestos. We also read of the heretic Gnostics who used the name Chreistos.202 The confusion, and syncretism, is further evidenced by the oldest Christian building known, the Synagogue of the Marcionites on Mt. Hermon, built in the 3rd century, where the Messiah’s title or appellation is spelt Chrestos.203 Justin Martyr (about 150 C.E.) said that Christians were Chrestoi or “good“. Tertullian and Lactantius inform us that “the common people usually called Christ Chrestos”. Clement of Alexandria, in the same age, said, “all who believe in Christ are called Chrestoi, that is ‘good men.'”203

The word Christos could even have been more acceptable to the Krishna-worshipers, because the name of Krishna was pronounced, and still is to the present day, as Krista, in many parts of India.204 Thus, we can readily see that the word Christos was easier to convert the pagans with than the word “Messiah”, especially because of the anti-Judaism that prevailed among the pagans. The syncretism between Christos and Chrestos (the Sun-[sovereign] Orsiris), is further elucidated by the fact of emperor Hadrian’s report, who wrote, “There are there (in Egypt) Christians who worship Serapis; and devoted to Serapis, are those who call themselves ‘Bishops of Christ‘.”198 Serapis was another Sun-[sovereign] who superseded Osiris in Alexandria. Once again, we must not falter nor stumble over this confusion among the Gentiles. Rather, we must seek the truth, primarily from the faithfully preserved Old [Covenant] Scriptures – see 2 Tim. 3:16, John 17:17, Ps. 119:105, Isa 40:8. We must worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth, as well as His Son, Yahushúa the Messiah, Who is sitting at His right hand. We do accept every word in the New [Covenant], but we do desire to return to the original Scriptures of the New [Covenant], as far back as we possibly can. As previously mentioned, the Greeks changed Elijah into Helias in the Greek New [Covenant], and the Helios-worshipers must have been overjoyed because of their Sun-deity being assimilated to the Elijah of the Scriptures. To avoid the confusion between Helias and Helios, we should abide by the Hebrew “Elijah”. Likewise, to avoid confusion between Christos and Chrestos, we should abide by the word Anointed – remembering that Osiris the Sun-deity, amongst others, was called Chrestos. Mithras, too, was possibly called Chrestos (see above).

There is not a single authoritative reference source which gives the name Jesus or Iesous as the original name of Yahushúa. All of them admit that the original form of the Name was Jehoshua or Yehoshua to Jesus?

Many Hebrew names of the Old Testament prophets have been “Hellenised” when these names were rewritten in the Greek New Testament. Thus, Isaiah became Isaias, Elisha became Elissaios or Elisseus (Eliseus),and Elijah became Helias in the Greek New Testament. The King James Version ahs retained some of these Hellenised names. Since the King James Version was published, the newer English versions have ignored these Hellenised names of the Greek New [Covenant], and have preferred , quite correctly, to render them as they are found in the Hebrew Old [Covenant], namely: Isaiah, Elisha and Elijah. Incidentally, the similarity between the Hellenised Helias (instead of Elijah) and the Greek Sun-deity Helios, gave rise to the well-known assimilation of these two by the Church. Dr. A.B. Cook, in his book, Zeus – A Study in Ancient Religion, vol. I p. 178 – 179, elaborates on this, quoting the comments of a 5th century Christian poet and others, on this. Imagine it, Elijah identified with Helios, the Greek Sun-deity! Returning to our discussion on the reluctance of the translators to persist with all of the Hellenised names in the Greek of the New [Covenant], one could very well ask: But why did they persist with the Hellenised Iesous of Yahushúa’s Name, and its further Latinised form Iesus? It is accepted by all that His Hebrew name was Yahushúa. So why did the translators of the scriptures not restore it, as they did with the names of the Hebrew prophets? It is generally agreed that our successor to Moses, Joshua. But “Joshua” was not the name of the man who led Israel into the Promised Land. The Greeks substituted the Old Testament “Yehoshua” with Iesous, the same word they used for Yahushúa in the New [Covenant]. Subsequently the Latins came and substituted it with Josue (Iosue) in the Old [Covenant] (which became Josua in German and Joshua in English), but used Iesus in the New [Covenant]. In the Hebrew Scriptures we do not find the word “Joshua”. In every place it is written: Yehoshua. However, after the Babylonian captivity we find the shortened form “Yeshua” in a few places -shortened, because they then omitted the second and third letters, namely: Everyone who sees the names Yehoshua and Iesous will agree: there is no resemblance between the names Yehoshua and Iesous or Iesus.

Before we continue with our study of the word Iesous and Iesus, we would like to point out that we have been led to believe that the correct Name is Yahushúa. He said in John 5:43, “I have come in My Father’s Name”. Again, in John 17:11 He prayed to His Father, “…keep them through Your Name which You have given Me”. Therefore, in John 17:11, Yahushúa states that His Father’s Name had been given to Him. Again He repeats this irrefutable fact in the next verse, John 17:12, “…in you Name which You gave Me. And I guarded them (or it).” So, we have Yahushúa’s clear words, in three tests, that His Father’s name was given to Him. Paul also testifies to this in Ephesians 3:14-15. 

Two factors contributed greatly to the substitution and distortion of Yahushúa’s Name. The first was the un-Scriptural superstitious teaching of the Jews that the Father’s Name is not to be uttered, that it is ineffable, that others will profane it when they use it, and that the Name must be “disguised” outside of the temple of Jerusalem.182 Because of the Father’s name being in His Son’s Name, this same disastrous suppression of the Name resulted in them (? the Greeks) giving a Hellenised, in fact a surrogate name for Yahushúa. he did warn us in John 5:43, “I have come in My Father’s Name…if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.” The second factor was the strong anti-Judaism that prevailed amongst the Gentiles, as we have already pointed out. The Gentiles wanted a saviour, but not a Jewish one. They loathed the Jews, they even loathed the The Mighty One of the Old Testament. Thus, a Hellenised Saviour was preferred. The Hellenised theological school at Alexandria, led by the syncretising, allegorising, philosophying, Gnostic-indoctrinated Clement and Origen, was the place where everything started to become distorted and adapted to suit the Gentiles. The Messianic Faith, and its Saviour, had to become Hellenised to be acceptable to the Gentiles.

Where did Iesous and Iesus come from? In Bux and Schone, Worterbuch der Antike, under “Jesus”, we read, “JESUS: really named Jehoshua. Iesous (Greek), Iesus (Latin) is adapted from the Greek, possibly from the name of a Greek healing goddess Ieso (Iaso).” Like all authoritative sources, this dictionary admits to the real true name of Yahushúa: Jehoshua (more precisely: Yahushúa). It then states, as most others, that the commonly known substitute, non-original, non-real name “Jesus” was adapted from the Greek. We must remember that Yahushúa was born from a Hebrew virgin, not from a Greek one. His stepfather, His half-brothers and half-sisters, in fact all His people, were Hebrews, Jews. Furthermore, this dictionary then traces the substitute name back to the Latin Iesus, and the Greek Iesous. It then traces the origin of the name Iesous back as being possibly adapted from the Greek healing goddess Ieso (Iaso). To the uniformed I would like to point out that Iaso is the usual Greek form, while Ieso is from the Ionic dialect of the Greeks. This startling discovery, the connection between Ieso (Iaso) and Iesous, is also revealed to us by the large unabridged edition of Liddell and Scott, Greek-English Lexicon, p. 816, under “Iaso”. The third witness comes to us in a very scholarly article by Hans Lamer in Philologische Wochenschrift, No.25, 21 June 1930, pp. 763-765. In this article the author recalls the fact of Ieso being the Ionic Greek goddess of healing. Hans Lamer then postulates, because of all the evidence, that “they changed Ieso into a regular masculine Iesous. This was even more welcome to the Greeks who converted to Christianity.” He then continues, “If the above is true, then the name of our Lord which we commonly use goes back to a long lost form of the name of a Greek goddess of healing. But to Greeks who venerated a healing goddess Ieso, a saviour Iesous must have been most acceptable. The Hellenisation was thus rather clever.” This then is the evidence of three sourced who, like us, do not hide the fact of the Greek name Iesous being related to the Greek goddess of healing. The Hellenisation of Yahushúa’s Name was indeed most cleverly done. To repeat Yahushúa’s words of warning in John 5:43, “I have come in My Father’s Name and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.” There is no resemblance or identifiability between the Name, Yahushúa, and the Greek substitute for it, Iesous. The Father’s Name, Yah- or Yahu-, cannot be seen in the Greek Iesous or in the Latin Iesus, neither in the German Jesus, nor in the English Jesus. President Reagan’s name remains the same in all languages. Hitler’s name remains the same in all languages. Even Satan has seen to it that all nations know him by his name: Satan. Satan has seen to it that his own name has been left unmolested!

However, let us further investigate the names Ieso (Iaso) and Iesous. According to ancient Greek religion, Apollo, their great Sun-[sovereign], had a son by the name of Asclepius, the [sovereign] of healing, but also identified with the Sun. This Asclepius had daughters, and one of them was Iaso (Ieso),183 the Greek [soverenness] of healing. Because of her father’s and grandfather’s identities as Sun-[sovereigns], she too is in the same family of Sun-[sovereigns]. Therefor, the name Iesous, which is possibly derived from Ieso, can be traced back to Sun-worship.

We find other related names, all of them variants of the same name, Iasus, Iasion, Iasius, in ancient Greek religion, as being sons of Zeus.184 Even in India we find a similar name Issa or Issi, as surnames for their [sovereign] Shiva.185 Quite a few scholars have remarked on the similarity between the names of the Indian Issa or Issi, the Egyptian Isis and the Greek Iaso.186 In our research on the [sovereign] Isis we made two startling discoveries. The one was that the son of Isis was called Isu by some 187. However, the second discovery yielded even further light: The learned scholar of Egyptian religion, Hans Bonnet, reveals to us in his Real lexikon der Agyptischen Religions geschichte, p. 326, that the name of Isis appears in the hieroglyphic inscriptions as ESU or ES. No wonder it has been remarked, “Between Isis and Jesus as names confusion could arise.”187 This Isis also had a child, which was called Isu by some.187 This Isu and Esu sound exactly like the “Jesu” that we find the Saviour called in the translated Scriptures of many languages, e.g. many African languages. Rev. Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, p. 164, also remarked on the similarity of Jesus and Isis, “IHS – Iesus Hominum Salvator – But let a Roman worshiper of Isis (for in the age of the emperors there were innumerable worshipers of Isis in Rome) cast his eyes upon them, and how will he read them, or course, according to his won well-known system of idolatry: Isis, Horus, Seb.” He then continues with a similar example of “skillful planning” by “the very same spirit, that converted the festival of the Pagan Oannes is not the feast of the Christians Joannes.” (The Hebrew name of the baptizer, and that of the apostle as well, was Yochanan or Yehochanan).

Thus, by supplanting the Name of Yahushúa with that of the Hellenised Iesous (in capitals: IHSOUS), which became the Latinised Iesus, it was easy to make the pagans feel welcome – those pagans who worshiped the Greek Ieso (Iaso), of which he masculine counterpart is Iesous (in capitals: IHSOUS), as well as those who worshiped the Egyptian Esu (Isis). Further evidence of syncretism with the Isis-system is found in A. Kircher, Oedipus Aegypticus, wherein the name of the son of Isis is revealed to us as “Iessus, which signifies Issa, whom they also called Christ in Greek.” Another pagan group of worshipers could also be made to feel at home with the introduction of this surrogate name Iesous (IHSOUS) or Iesus, namely the worshipers of Esus. Jan de Vries hold that Esus was a Gallic [sovereign] comparable to the Scandinavian Odin.188 Odin, of course, was the Scandinavian Sky-[sovereign]. This Gallic or Celtic [sovereign], Esus, has also been identified 189 with Mars, and by others with Mercury, and was regarded to by the special [sovereign] of Paris.189 Just as Iaso, Ieso, Iesous are derived from the Greek word for healing, iasis, we similarly find Isis (more correctly: Esu) and her son Horus (more correctly: Her), regarded as [sovereigns] of healing as well as cosmic [sovereigns],190 or Sun-[sovereigns], by others.

The most disturbing evidence is yet to follow. The abbreviated form of the name Iesous is: Ies or in capitals: IHS, or in Greek the capital for “e” id “H”. This is to be found on many inscriptions made by the Church during the dark Middle Ages. This fact is also well documented and is generally admitted by scholarly sources and ordinary English dictionaries.191 These dictionaries bear witness to the fact if IHS (Ies) being an abbreviated form of IHSOUS (Iesous).

Furthermore, the shocking fact has also been recorded for us that IHS was a mystery surname of Bacchus, and was afterwards taken as initials for Iesous, capitals: IHSOUS.192 We discovered this in a dictionary of mythology and in an encyclopaedia of religion.192 This revelation was confirmed by a third witness, Dr. E.W. Bullinger, The Apocalypse, footnote p. 396, “Whatever meanings of…IHS may be given, the fact remains that it was part of the name of Bacchus…” We then realized, most painfully, that our beloved Messiah was identified with the Greek [sovereign] Bacchus, by giving Yahushúa the surname or other name of Bacchus, namely: IHS or Ies! Bacchus was well known to be a Sun-[sovereign]. Bacchus was also a commonly known name for Tammuz among classical writers.193 Tammuz, as you will remember, was known to be the young returning Sun-deity,194 returning in spring. Bacchus, also known as Dionysus, was expressly identified with the Egyptian Osiris,195 the well-known Egyptian Sun-[sovereign]. Bacchus was also called Ichthus, the Fish.196 So, yet another group, the worshipers of Bacchus, the Sun-[sovereign], alias Ies (IHS), were conciliated, were made welcome, with the foreign-to-the-Hebrew name of Iesous (IHSOUS) or Iesus. This most appalling revelation startled us, indeed. After being enlightened about the solar origin of the word IHS and its fuller form IHSOUS (Iesous), we are no longer surprised to find the ecclesiastical emblem, IHS, encircled by sun-rays, commonly displayed on church windows:

 No wonder that we read the testimony of the learned Christian advocate, M. Turretin, in describing the state of Christianity in the 4th century, saying “that it was not so much the (Roman) Empire that was brought over to the Faith, as the Faith that was brought over to the Empire; not the Pagans who were converted to Christianity, but Christianity that was converted to Paganism.”197 A further witness to this paganisation of the Messianic Faith is that of emperor Hadrian, who, in a letter to the Consul Servianus, wrote, “There are there (in Egypt) Christians who worship Serapis; and devoted to Serapis are those who call themselves ‘Bishops of Christ.'”198 Another testimony comes to us from the letter of Faustus, writing to Augustine, “You have substituted your love-feasts for the sacrifices of the Pagans; for their idols your martyrs, whom you serve with the very same honours. You appease the shades of the dead with wine and feasts; you celebrate the solemn festivals of the Gentiles, their calends, and their solstices; and as to their manners, those you have retained without any alteration. Nothing distinguishes you from the Pagans, except that you hold your assemblies apart from them.”199

Yahushúa, in His final message to us, the book of Revelation, has warned us of this in Rev. 17, Rev. 18, Rev. 19, and also in Rev. 13, Rev. 14, and Rev. 16 -Babylon, Mystery Babylon. The Great Harlot has made “the inhabitants of the earth drunk with the wine of her fornication,” out of the “golden cup” in her hand, “full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication,” Rev. 17:1-5. The is also described as “sitting on a scarlet beast, full of names of blasphemy,” verse 3. Tammuz, alias Bacchus, had a surname: Ies or IHS. He was also known as the fish (Ichthus), and had the Tau, the cross, as his sign. These three things have survived, and are still with us!

In Acts 4:12 we read, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” This verse clearly tell us that there is only one Name whereby we can be saved – there is none other. It cannot be Yahushúa as well as Jesus, Iesous, Iesus, or Ies (Bacchus). There is no resemblance between the names of Yahushúa and Jesus. The one is correct and the other one a substitute. The one contains our Father’s Name and the other one not. Yahushúa has said that He came in His Father’s name, John 5:43. In the newer translations of the Scriptures, we read in two places, John 17:11 and 12, that Yahushúa said that His Father’s Name was given to Him. If we believe the Scriptures, if we believe our Messiah, if we believe what Peter said in Acts 4:12, we cannot be satisfied with any substitute name. We must believe, accept, and be baptized into the only saving Name: Yahushúa. In the end-time, according to Joel 2:32, calling on the Name of YHWH will be necessary for salvation and deliverance. By believing on, calling on, and being baptized in the Name of Yahushúa, we do “call on the Name of YHWH”, through His Son, “Who had His Father’s Name given to Him, by His Father. “I have come in My Father’s Name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive,” John 5:43. The writer of Proverbs challenges us in Prov. 30:4, “What is His Name, and what is His Son’s Name, if thou canst tell?” KJV. a very interesting alternate rendering for Psalm 72:17 is given to us in the centre column of the Reference Kin James Version, speaking about he promised Messiah, “His Name shall be as a Son to continue His Father’s Name for ever.”

As I have stated, there is no resemblance between the Name Yahushúa and the name Jesus. Neither is there any resemblance between their meanings. Yahushúa means: “the Salvation of Yah or Yahu (pdf).” “Jesus” is derived from Iesus, derived from Iesous (IHSOUS) derived, most probably, from the Greek [sovereignness] of healing, Ieso or Iaso. her name was derived from iasis ,which means “healing”. Further, the short form, or original source of the name Iesous (IHSOUS) is Ies (IHS), the very surname of Bacchus, the Sun-[sovereign]. Therefore, the two names differ completely in their origin, and in their meaning. And more important: Yahushúa’s name contains the Name of His Father, which the substitute name does not. Further proof of the Father’s Name being in the Son’s Name is found in Eph. 3:14-15, “For this reason I bow my knees to the Father…from Whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.” Surely, if His family received His Name, His only begotten Son will also have His Name.

Another proof is Rev. 14:1, but this should be read in the newer translations, because the King James Version and the Revised Authorized Version have it both wrong. Rev. 14:1-5, in the NASB reads, “And I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Name and the Name of His Father written on their foreheads…These are the ones who have not been defiled…These are the ones who follow the Lamb where ever He goes. These have been purchased…as first-fruits…And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.” The translators of the King James version must have realized the meaning of this passage in Rev. 14:1, namely, the similarity between the Lamb’s Name and His Father’s Name. Therefore they took the liberty, even if wrongfully, to omit the words “His Name and”. The King James Version therefore only speaks about the Father’s Name, while the Greek Text reads, “having His Name and the Name of His Father written on their foreheads.” Do we wish to be part of this first fruit company? Then we are to make quite certain that we have the Father’s Name and the Lamb’s Name on (or in) our Foreheads. The similarity between their Names is obvious. Whether it will be just one Name, Yah, or whether it will be both YHWH and Yahushúa, is not clearly indicated, and is less important – as long as we have the essential part of the Name, Yah, which transmits its etymological concept of life, everlasting life. Verses 4-5 warn us against defilement, spiritual defilement — the lies that we have inherited, including the lies about the Names. “O YHWH,…the Gentile shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, ‘Surely our fathers have inherited lies…’ Therefore behold, I will this once cause them to know…; and they shall know My Name is YHWH ,” Jer. 16:19-21, a prophecy for the end-time. “Therefore My people shall know My Name,” Isa. 52:6. “I will bring the one-third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My Name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people'; and each one will say, ‘YHWH is my Mighty One,'” Zech. 13:9. “For then will I restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the Name of YHWH , to serve Him with one accord,” Zeph. 3:9. “And YHWH shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be – ‘YHWH is one,’ and His Name one,” Zech. 14:9. he will no longer be called by all those hundreds of names, by which He is known today. His Name will be “one”. And His Son, in Whose Name the Father’s Name is contained, will subject Himself to His Father in that day, 1 Cor. 15:28.

The Name YHWH has been substituted in our translations of the Scriptures with the title “Lord” some 6823 times. The short form, Yah, has also been substituted 48 times with “Lord (pdf)”, and only in one place was it retained as: Yah, in Ps. 68:4 (Jah, in the KJV). Further, wherever we read “GOD” in capital letters, that too is a substitute for “YHWH”. This title, “lord”, is applied to all heathen deities, if the word “god” is not used for them. In most cases “lord” and “god” are used interchangeably for pagan idols. For instance, Hare Krishna is popularly known as “Lord”, and nowadays we hear much about “Lord Maitreya”. In 1 Cor. 8:5 Paul says, “There are many (mighty ones) and many (masters)”. So, who then, do we worship? Surely there is only One that we should worship, with His Son sitting on His right side. “What is His Name, and what is His Son’s Name, if you know?” – Prov. 30:4. Why have Their Names been hidden from us?

Let us investigate this most common substitute for the Name YHWH, namely, “Lord”. What is its etymology? Dictionaries tel us that it originated from the Old English hlaford, which in turn came from hlaf-weard = loaf-keeper. This may be true, but you do have to stretch your imagination to see a connection between “lord” and hlaf-weard. Nevertheless, even if we do accept it, I would like to propose that, in accordance with the spirit of syncretism, i.e. making your deity acceptable to others, we can readily see how the worshipers of three pagan deities with names similar to “lord”, were accommodated by means of compromise. These three pagan [sovereigns] were Larth, Loride and Lordo. The Church, which evolved after Constantine fused the Messianic Faith with Sun-worship, was enthusiastic to win as many followers as they could, even if it meant compromise or assimilation. Let us do some research on these three idols:

(a) LARTH: There was an Etruscan house [sovereign] whose name was Lar, which signified “Lord”, also known as Larth,169 who later on became very popular n Rome and became known as Lares (plural), because as idol statues they were usually in pairs. This [sovereign] was invoked together with Janus, Jupiter, Mars, Quirinus and Bellona.170 The Greek equivalent of this name was Heros,171 which was another name for Zeus, as we have seen previously in this article. A feminine form was known as Lara,172 who was the beloved of Mercury, the Sun-[sovereign]. Another name for Zeus was Larissaeus,173 which also was another name for Apollo. Zeus was also known as Larasios 174 or Lariseus,174 while Larasios was also a surname of Helios.174 Typical of the syncretism and polytheism of those days, we read of emperor Alexander Severus (222 – 235 C.E.) who “had images of Abraham, Christ and Alexander the Great among his household Lares.”175 These Lares are to be found in the East as well, seen in niches in Hindu houses.176 However, what is the analogy between Larth (Lar) and Lord? Firstly, all sources agree, that this Lar or Larth means: Lord. Secondly, it is well documented that “the” and “d” were virtually interchangeably used, varying from nation to nation. Thirdly, in Old English and Middle English it was common to find the “o” and “a” interchangeably used too. In the Middle English Dictionary, editor S.M. Kuhn, we read 177 that lord was earlier spelt lard; that lor became lord; that lor was spelt lar in Old English (meaning: the action or process of teaching or preaching); that Lore-fader was also spelt Larfaderr or Larefadir or larfadir (meaning:teacher); that lorspel was lar-spel in Old English (meaning: that which is taught in religion); and that lor-theu was previously also spelt lar-theow, lardewe, lardewen, lauerd, lordeau (meaning: teacher or spiritual or theological teacher). Thus we can easily see the ease of identifying Lard, Lord, Larth, Lor, Lar, Lortheu, Lartheow, Lardewe with one another. In fact, it is easier to trace the origin of “Lord” according to this well documented evidence, rather than the commonly held belief that it originated from hlaf-weard.

(b) LORIDE: Thor was the well-known Teutonic war-[sovereign]. he was also known as a Sun-[sovereign].178 His surname was Hlorridhi, 179 or Loride, 180 The latter also taken to be Thor’s son, who had a wife with the name “Gloria”.180 This Loride could easily have been contracted to the form “Lord”, or perhaps it could only have served to establish religious syncretism with Larth, and Lortheu, and Lard, and Lordeau, and Lord.

(c) LORDO: Lordo181, or Lordon, was another [sovereign] or daimon, the daimon of “lodosis“, the curvature of the spine or body, which also had a sensual meaning.181

If all this evidence is considered, once can resolve that, apart from the various names which contributed toward the assimilation or syncretism, the most likely origin of the word “Lord” seems to come from Larth (Lard) and Lor-theu (lardewe, lordeau, laured). Thus, although the word “Lord” is not so clearly related to, or originated from, frank Sun-worship, we have enough evidence to trace its roots back to idolatrous worship in the form of Loride, being a surname for Thor (the Sun), and also Lortheu or Lardewe or lordeau (connected with theos or deos or deva), as well as Larth or Lar which was somehow linked with Mercury (the Sun-[sovereign]) and Zeus, the Sky-[sovereign] who later on became the Sun-[sovereign].

As a confirmation of the conclusion to which we came, we afterwards discovered the following findings of the scholar of English names, Robert Ferguson, in his Surnames as a Science. On pp. 157 and 189 he emphatically states that “Lord” could not have had its origin from hlaford, which was said to come from hlaf-weard. Like us, he states that the origin of “Lord” is from lar lore, and Loride.

What then, should we use instead of “Lord”? The word “Master” is an exact rendering of the Hebrew Adonai and the Greek Kurios. For our Saviour or His Father we can use “Sovereign”. The latter word is used in many places in teh Old Testament of the New International Version. If we love the Name of YHWH, as is expected from us (Ps. 69:32, Ps. 119:132, Isa. 56:6), can we be content with this word “Lord” which man has dared to substitute His Name with? Can we say with David in Ps. 5:11, “But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You…Let those also who love Your Name, be joyful in You.” The Mighty One’s end-time prophecy of Isa. 56:6-7 could mean a blessing, or an exclusion to us, “Also the sons of the foreigner, who joined themselves to YHWH, to serve Him, and to love the name of YHWH to be His servants -everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and holds fast My Covenant – even them I will bring to My Separated Mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer.” Again, He prophecies about this time in Hosea 2:16-17, “And it shall be, in the day,” says YHWH, ‘That you will…no longer call Me: My Baal; for I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, and they shall be remembered by their name no more.'” The prophecy of Zeph. 3:9 must be fulfilled, “For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the Name of YHWH, to serve Him with one accord.”

This is the word used in most English versions as a rendering of the New Testament’s Greek word ekklesia. Ekklesia really means “a calling out”, a meeting or a gathering. Ekklesia is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew qahal, which means an assembly or a congregation. Neither ekklesia nor qahal means a building. Tyndale, in his translation, uniformly translated ekklesia as “congregation” and only used the word “churches” to translate Acts 19:37 for heathen temples! Whence the word “church”, then? Ecclesiastical sources give the origin as kuriakon or kyriakon in Greek. However, to accept this, one has to stretch your imagination in an attempt to see any resemblance. Also, because kuriakon means a building (the house of Kurios=Lord), and not a gathering or meeting of people, as the words ekklesia and qahal imply, therefore this explanation can only be regarded as distorted, even if it is true. Our common dictionaries, however, are honest in revealing to us the true origin. They all trace the word back to its Old English or Anglo-Saxon root, namelyirce. And the origin of circe? Any encyclopaedia, or dictionary of mythology, will reveal who Circe was. She was the (sovereigness)-daughter of Helios, the Sun-[sovereign]! Again, another form of Sun-worship, this time the daughter of the Sun-[sovereign], had become mixed with the Messianic Faith.

circe church daughter of Sun-sovereign HeliousCirce, daughter of the well known Sun-[sovereign] Helios. This”Circe” is the identical Old English word for “Church”—see any dictionary.

Some interesting facts emerge from the study of the word circe. The word is related to “circus”, “circle”, “circuit”, “Circean”, “circulate”, and the various words starting with “circum-“. The Latin pronunciation could have been “sirke” or “sirse”. The Old English word circe may have been pronounced similarly to “kirke”, or even “sirse “.

However, Circe was in fact originally a Greek [sovereignness] where her name was written as: Kirke, and pronounced as such—just as in numerous similar cases of words of Greek origin, e.g. cyst and kustis, cycle and kuklos, cylinder and kulindros. The word “church” is known in Scotland as kirk, and in German as Kirche and in Netherlands as kerk. These words show their direct derivation from the Greek Kirke even better than the English “church”. However, even the Old English circe for “church”, reveals its origin.

Let us rather use the Scriptural “Assembly” or “Congregation“, and renounce the word that is derived from Circe, the daughter of the Sun-[sovereign]!

The Hebrew of the Old Testament reveals to us that the Scriptural Hebrew word (which means: so be it, or verily or surely) is “Amein” and not “Amen”. Likewise, the Greek equivalent in the Greek New Testament is also pronounced: “Amein”. Anyone can check on this in Stong’s Concordance, No. 543 in its Hebrew Lexicon, and No. 281 in its Greek Lexicon, or in Aaron Pick’s Dictionary of Old Testament Words for English Readers. Why then, has this Scriptural word “Amein” been rendered as “Amen” in our versions? Again we can see how the pagans have been made welcome, been conciliated, by adopting the name of pagan (sovereign) into the Church.

The Egyptians, including the Alexandrians, had been worshiping, or been acquainted with, the head of the Egyptian pantheon, Amen-Ra, the great Sun-(sovereign), for more than 1 000 years, B.C.E. Before this (sovereign) became known as Amen-ra, he was only known as Amen among the Thebians. This substitution of “Amen” for “Amein” was greatly facilitated by the fact that this Egyptian (sovereign’s) name was pelt in Egyptian hieroglyphic language with only three letters: AMN, just as we find a similar poverty of vowels in the Scriptural Hebrew, which prior to its vowel-pointing by the Massoretes, also only spelt its AMEIN as : AMN. However, with the vowel-pointing by the Massoretes the Scriptural word has been preserved for us as AMEIN. On the other hand, the Egyptian (sovereign) AMN is rendered by various sources as AMEN, or AMUN, or as AMON. However, the most reliable Egyptologists and archaelogsits, such as Sir E.A. Wallis Budge,112 Dr. A.B. Cook,113 Prof. A Wiedemann, 114 Sir W.M.F. Petrie,115 and A.W. Shorter,116 as well as some authoritative dictionaries,117 all render the name of this Egyptian (sovereign) as AMEN. This AMEN was originally the Theban “hidden god who is in heaven”112 “the hidden one, probably meaning hidden sun”.118 Funk and Wagnalls, Standard College Dictionary, describes it, “AMEN: In Egyptian mythology, the god of life and procreation…later identified with the Sun-[sovereign] as the supreme [sovereign], and called ‘Amen-Ra‘.” James Bonwick, Egyptian Belief and Modern Thought, repeatedly and frankly calls the Sun-(sovereign) of Egypt by its correct name: AMEN. He states on pp. 123-125, “AMEN…is in a sense, the chief deity of Egypt – supreme divinity. Whatever else he be, he must be accepted as the sun…the hidden god, the solar aspect is clear…there is the disk of the sun…the sun Amen…His identification with Baal…establishes him as a solar deity…” Smith’s Bible Dictionary expresses AMEN as, “an Egyptian divinity…He was worshiped…as Amen-Ra, or ‘Amen the Sun‘.” Herodotos recorded for us how the Greeks identified their Zeus with Amen-Ra.113

Yahushúa calls Himself “the Amein” in Rev. 3:14. Substituting a title or name of Yahushúa with the name o of the great hidden Sky-(sovereign) or the great Sun-(sovereign) of the Egyptians, Amen, is inconceivable! The difference is subtle, but it is there. By ending our prayers “Amen” instead of “Amein”, one could very well ask: Have we been misled to invoke the name of the Egyptian Sun-(sovereign) at the end of our prayers?

 The origin of the word “obelisk“: (The following definition is from The Assembly of IaHUShUA’ MaShIaChaH)

The well-known pointed obelisks or sun-pillars of Egypt are found in the Scriptures in the Hebrew words matzebah and hammanim. The former word is best translated as “pillars” or as “sun-pillars”, and the latter as “sun-images”. In Jer. 43:13 this matzebah (sun-pillars) are identified as those obelisks found in Beth-shemesh (in Greek: Heliopolis) in the land of Egypt. Unfortunately, the King James Version rendered this word matzebah in most places as “images,” instead of “obelisks” or “pillars”, as the other English versions correctly do. In Exod. 23:24 Israel was commanded to break down these pillars of the heathen nations. he repeated this in Exod. 34:13, deut. 7:5 and Deut. 12:3. And in many other places n Scripture these pillars or sun-pillars are emphatically described as an “abomination” by our Mighty One. Israel was not only commanded to break down these pagan pillars or sun-pillars, they were strictly commanded not to erect them, Deut. 16:22 and Lev. 26:1. in Deut. 16:22 our Mighty One says that He “hates” them.

Diodorus spoke of an obelisk 130 feet high which was erected by Queen Semiramis in Babylon.207 In Babylon the phallic symbolism seems to have been the more important aspect. However, in Egypt more emphasis was put on its sun-symbolism seems to have been the more important aspect. However, in Egypt more emphasis was put on its sun-symbolism, pointing upwards to the sun, and also described as a sun-ray. These obelisks were commonly erected at the entrance to the temples of Isis or other temples of the numerous Sun-(sovereigns) of Egypt, especially in the city of Heliopolis (Beth-shemesh), for its sun-symbolism as well as for its phallic meaning. Ezekiel chapter 8 clearly describes to us the mixture of Israel’s’ True Worship with that of Sun-worship in the form of Tammuz-worship (Tammuz being the young Sun-[sovereign]) in verse 14, as well as the 25 elders worshiping the Sun towards the East, verse 16. In verses 3 and 5 we read of “the image of jealousy” which was erected in the entrance to the Temple. Scofield regards this “image of jealousy” to be phallic.208 The Lamsa Bible as well as the New English Bible have rendered this as “image of lust”. Travellers to Rome all know about the famous Obelisk at the entrance of St. Peter’s in Rome. It is not a mere copy of an Egyptian obelisk, it is one of the very same obelisks that stood in Egypt in Heliopolis in ancient times! When the mystery religion came to pagan Rome, Egyptian obelisks, especially from helipolis, were hauled, at great expense, and erected by the Roman emperors. Caligula, in 37-41 B.C.E., had this very same obelisk brought from Heliopolis, Egypt, to his circus on the Vatican Hill, where now stands St. Peter’s is 83 feet high (132 feet with its foundation) and weighs 320 tons. Pope Sixtus V ordered it to be moved a little in 1586, in order to centre it in front of St. Peter’s. the sun-pillar from Heliopolis, which the Mighty One has ordered to be destroyed, was not destroyed. Rather, it was erected right in the entrance to St. Peter’s – a memorial to the fusion of Sun-worship with the Messianic Faith.

The majority of church buildings that have been built over the centuries have a tower. Each generation of church builders has copied the former generation, probably never questioning the origin of the idea. The Scriptural Temple of YHWH does not have a pointed tower or pointed pillar in its design. Similar to the sun-pillar or obelisks, these pointed towers of churches can be traced back to Babylon. Many of the towers that were built in the Babylonian empire were not watchtowers, but were religious towers. In those times, a stranger entering a Babylonian city would have no difficulty locating its temple, we are told, for high above the flat roofed houses, its tower could be seen.210 We are also told by The Catholic Encyclopedia, “It is a striking fact that most Babylonian cities possessed a…temple-tower.”211 Whether it be a tower, a steeple or a spire, they are all un-Scriptural. Several writers think, and not without some justification, the towers, steeples and spires with the ancient obelisk. “There is evidence,” says one, “to show that the spires of our churches owe their existence to the uprights or obelisks outside the temples of former ages.”212 Another says, “There are still in existence today remarkable specimens of original phallic symbols…steeples on churches…and obelisks.”213

However, this will continue only till the time of the end-time, for we read, “the Asherim and the sun-images shall rise no more,” Isa. 27:9 ASV. Indeed The Mighty One Himself will destroy them in the end-time, “and I will cut off your carced images and your pillars out of the middle of you, and you shall no more worship the work of your hand.” (Micah 5:13 ASV).

Origin of the Christian “fish” symbol: (The following definition is from The Assembly of IaHUShUA’ MaShIaChaH)

There was an upheaval against iconalotry (image worship) in the 8th – 9th centuries, and again by the Puritans in the 16th – 17th centuries. This sin has crept in again and those who love Yahushúa and His Father are again crying out against this sin, which has become less obvious due to the explanations offered in an attempt to justify this practice. Let us investigate the symbol of the fish so commonly displayed on the back of cars.

This symbol is used because Christians are told that…we are called to be “fishers of men”. However, another popular explanation is offered: It represents our Messiah, because of Augustine’s attempt to justify the adoption of another element of pagan worship the Church’s syncretism, “Christianising” pagan practices, emblems and even pagan deities. Paganism was mixed with the Messianic Faith. Rev. Hislop states that our Messiah “began to be popularly called ICHTHYS for ICHTHUSI, that is ‘the Fish’, manifestly to identify Him with Dagon.”122 Dagon was the Fish-[sovereign]. Augustine, the celebrated Church Father, rather childishly gave his reason for doing this, “If you combine the initial letters of the five Greek words, which are Iesous Chreistos Theou Uios Soter, Jesus Christ the Son of god the Saviour, they make the word ichthus, meaning fish, and the mystic meaning of this noun is Christ, because he had power to exist alive, that is, without sin, in the bottomless pit of our mortal life, as in the depths of the sea.”123 But Tertullian was even more frank in his blasphemous identification of our Messiah with a fish, by calling Him, “our Fish” . Tertullian wrote, “But we, little fishes, are born in water according to our Fish (Ichthus), Jesus Christ.”124 Why were these Church Fathers so keen to identify Yahushúa with a fish? In The Two Babylons, pp. 252 and 270, we read, “that Ichthus, or the Fish, was one of the names of Bacchus.” Bacchus was just on the name for Tammuz,125 the Sun-[sovereign]. the adoration or veneration of the fish emblem is clearly and emphatically forbidden in Deut. 4:15-19; and even more so once the hidden truth of the 3rd and 4th century’ idolatrous syncretism with the Fish-deity (identifying our Messiah with the Fish-[sovereign], has been revealed to us. 

Furthermore, the fish, as a pair of fishes, is part of the Chaldean (Babylonian) zodiac, as one of the signs of astral worship with the Sun at the centre of the zodiac. It therefore formed part of, and was a sign of, Sun-worship.126 Also, Hippolyt of Rome tells us that the Brahmans (sect of Indians, from whom some pagan idolatrous worship originated) regarded the sun to be as a fish.127 Further, the son of the Syrian [sovereignness] Atargatis was known as Ichthus too.128 Another Fish-[sovereign] was the Babylonian Ea, who became known amongst the Greeks as Oannes, similar to the Fish-[sovereign] of the Philistines, Dagon, half man and half fish.129 We also read the following findings of scholars, “The Fish is also associated with the sunthe god of the sunas a fish“, 130 also being an Egyptian phallic emblem,131 as well as a sign of fecundity, or the female generative organ, or of female [sovereignness].131

The Harlot Woman, Mystery Babylon of Rev. 17, has made the inhabitants of the earth drunk with the wine of her fornication, Rev 17:2, giving the inhabitants of the earth to drink out of the golden cup in her hand “full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.” Rev. 17:4. (In verse 5 we read that she is the Mother of Harlots.) This means spiritual fornication with idolatrous practices. Do read our Mighty One’s clear warning on “the likeness of any fish” in Deut. 4:18. [end of definition]

Origin and definition of the word ‘glory’ (the following definition of ‘glory’ can be found HERE at the iahushua.com web site)

No fewer than 25 Hebrew words are rendered by doxa in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament. Of these 25 words, 7 are more common, the most important being kabad. This Greek word doxa of the Greek translation of the Old Testament, and the doxa of the New Testament, are usually rendered “glory” in the English versions, a translation of the Latin gloria. If we first look at the Hebrew Old Testament, we find that kabad has usually been rendered “honour” when applied to man, but rendered “glory” when applied to our Heavenly Father. Why were they so keen to apply the word “glory” to our Mighty One? What is the meaning of the word “glory”?

Funk & Wagnalls, New Standard Dictionary of the English Language, under “glory”, gives the religious symbolic meaning, “In religious symbolism, the complete representation of an emanation of light from the person of a sanctified being consisting of the aureole and the nimbus;” and further on, “The quality of being radiant or shining; brilliancy brightness; luster; as the glory of the sun;” and further on, “A sunburst; any ring of light; a halo.” John Ogilvie

The Comprehensive English Dictionary, under “glory”, explains it as, “splendour, as of the sun.” Similar statements are made by The Oxford English Dictionary and Webster’s New International Dictionary. The latter states, “glory is the general term for the aureola and the nimbus”—aureola being the halo or ring round the sun, and nimbus being the sun-disc.

This meaning, as well as the word itself, would be acceptable if the commonly used Hebrew words of the Old Testament, and the Greek word doxa, have had the same meaning of sun-radiance or circles of light. However, we do not find any trace of sun-radiance or emanation of light in any of these Hebrew words, nor in the Greek doxa. Once more we are rudely awakened to the fact of the adoption of Sun-worship into the Church, the fusion of Sun-worship and the Messianic Faith. In the dictionaries, encyclopaedias and ecclesiastical books, we find many illustrations of our Saviour, the Virgin, and the saints, encircled with radiant circles or emanations of light around them.

What are the meanings then of the Scriptural Hebrew words? Kabad means honour, dignity or esteem in its figurative sense, as well as weight, in its literal sense. Pa’ar means repute. Halal means praiseworthiness or praise. Adar and hadar means to make great. Tipharah means repute. Shavak means to esteem. The Greek word doxa simply means opinion, estimation, esteem, repute or dignity, coming from the verb dokeo, which means “to seem”.

Thus, the ecclesiastical symbolic meaning of the word “glory”, being that of radiance or emanation of light as from the sun, is totally un-Scriptural. It is strong evidence of the Church’s solarisation of our Messiah and of His Father. The Church identified Elohim with the Sun (sovereign), which was the prevailing (sovereign) of the Roman emperors, the Roman capital and its empire. However, not only does the concept of “glory” stem from Sun-worship, but we also find proof of “glory” (gloria) as having been a Roman (sovereigness), discovered in the form of an icon personified by a woman, the upper part of her body almost naked, holding a circle on which are the zodiac signs.

Pauly-Wissowa also defines Gloria as a personification of fame, the word being found very frequently on the coins of Constantine and his successors. Besides the frequent occurrence of the word Gloria on the coins, the image of this (sovereigness) is found on two coins, one of Constantius II and one of Constantine II.

We should therefore eliminate the word “glory” from our religious vocabulary for three reasons:
1) We have been commanded in Exod. 23:13 to “make no mention of the names of other mighty ones, nor let it be heard from your mouth”—especially in our worship, applying these names to the One we love, and His Son.
2) The concept of the word “glory” in religious symbolism, as we read in Funk & Wagnalls Dictionary, is that of the emanation or radiance of light, as of the sun. This is proof of the solarisation of our beloved Saviour, identifying Him, as well as His Father, with the Sun-(sovereign).
3) The Hebrew words, as well as Greek word doxa, do not carry the meaning of sun-radiance or sunlight at all. Therefore the word “glory” is an incorrect rendering of those words.
What then should we use instead of the word “glory”? Simply what the Hebrew words and the Greek word mean: “esteem”, or “high esteem” or “repute”. These words carry the meaning of the Scriptural words and do not stem from the names of deities as far as we know, and should be used wherever our versions have “glory”.

Now that we have explored (from The Assembly of IaHUShUA’ MaShIaChaH) the words above that Christianity has adopted, let’s turn to some names that Elohim has given to people that have since been changed through Hellenization (Greek opposed to Hebrew roots) by Christianity. The interesting fact to note about what Elohim has done to proclaim His Name and His esteem is that nearly all of the Prophets carry a part of YAHUAH’s Name in their names. And also, whenever His Name is found in one of their names, it gives a “witness” and “testifies” to and about Who YAHUAH is! 

Acts 10:43- “To Him all the Prophets witness that, through His Name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

IMPORTANT: The correct “title” for the Creator is “Eloah.”

Names of the books of the Scriptures:

Joshua- Real Name is YAHUshua= “YAHUAH is Salvation”

Samuel- Real Name is ShamAHuel= “Listen to YAHUAH your Eloah”

Isaiah- Real Name is YeshaYAHU= “Salvation is YAHUAH”

Jeremiah- Real Name is YirmeYAHU= “The Resurrection/Rising is YAHUAH”

Ezekiel- Real Name is YAHchezqel= “YAHUAH is a Righteous Eloah”

Daniel- Real Name is DaniYAHel “The decision is YAHUAH’s our Eloah”

Hosea- Real Name is HosheAH= “The Deliver is YAHUAH”

Joel- Real Name is YAHel= “YAHUAH is Eloah”

Amos- Real Name is AHmoce= “YAHUAH’s Burden”

Obadiah- Real Name is ObadYAHU= “The Servant of YAHUAH”

Jonah- Real Name is YonAH= “YAHUAH provides Warmth”

Micah- Real Name is MiykahYAHU= “Who is like YAHUAH”

Nahum- Real Name is NachUm= “Comfort comes from YAHUAH”

Habakkuk- Real Name is ChabaqUq= “Embrace YAHUAH”

Zephaniah- Real Name is TsphanYAHU= “The Secret is YAHUAH”

Haggai- Real Name is ChaggaYAH= “The Celebration is YAHUAH”

Zechariah- Real Name is ZacharYAHU= “YAHUAH Remembers”

Malachi- Real Name is MalakiYAH= “Messenger of YAHUAH”

Job- Real Name is YAHshub= “YAHUAH Will Return”

Ezra- Real Name is EzrAH= “Our Help is YAHUAH”

Nehemiah- Real Name is NechemYAH= “Consoled by YAHUAH”

Matthew- Real Name is MatithYAHU= “The gift is YAHUAH”

Mark- Real Name is MarkU= “Man of YAHUAH”

Luke- Real Name is LukAH= “The Light is YAHUAH”

John- Real Name is YAHUchanon= “YAHUAH is Grace”

Timothy- Timotheos= “Dear to ELOAH”

Titus- Titos

Philemon- “Friendly”

James- Real Name is YAHcob= “YAHUAH rises up”

Peter- Real Name is KephAH= “The Rock is YAHUAH”

Jude- Real Name is YAHUdAH= “YAHUAH’s Worshipers and Followers”

Now, let’s continue on by showing how the first Chapter of MatithYAHU (sn- Matthew), which gives the genealogy from AbrAHam to the Savior YAHUsha, the Mashiach (MessiYAH), esteems YAHUAH and/or is a “witness” and does “testify” of, and, or about YAHUAH:

1ST Chapter of MatithYAHU (The Gift is YAHUAH) verses 2-16:

Abram- AbrAHam- “The Father YAHUAH of a Multitude”

Isaac- YAHsaac- “YAHUAH Laughs”

Jacob- YAHcob- “YAHUAH Succeeds”

Judah- YAHUdah- YAHUAH’s Worshipers and Followers

Perez- means “A Break”

Zerah- ZerAHk- “The Rising of Light is YAHUAH”

Hezron- Chetsron

Ram- RaAHm “YAHUAH Is the Highest”

Amminadab- AmiynAHdaab- “People of YAHUAH are at Liberty”

Nashon- NAHchshon- “YAHUAH’s Enchanter”

Salmon- SalmAH- “Clothing Provided by YAHUAH”

Boaz- Bo’az

Rahab- RAHchaab- “YAHUAH is Proud”

Obed- Owbed- Serving

Ruth- RUth- “YAHUAH’s Friend”

Jesse- YeshAHy “The Existence of YAHUAH Continues”

David- Da’ud- “Love YAHUAH”

Solomon- ShalomAH “The Peace of YAHUAH”

Uriah- UwriYAHU- “The Flame of YAHUAH”

Rehoboam- RachAHbam “The people of YAHUAH has Enlarged”

Abijah- AbiYAHU “Fathered by YAHUAH”

Asa- AHca “YAHUAH Heals”

Jehoshaphat- YAHUshaphat- “YAHUAH is the Judge”

Joram- YAHUram “YAHUAH Raised”

Uzziah- UzziYAHU- “Strength of YAHUAH”

Jotham- YAHtaam- “YAHUAH is Perfect”

Ahaz- “AHchaaz- YAHUAH is the Possesor”

Hezekiah- YAHchizqiYAHU- “Strengthened of YAHUAH”

Mannasseh- ManAHshah- “YAHUAH Made Me Forget”

Amon- AHmon “YAHUAH Trains”

Josiah- YoshiYAHU- “Founded of YAHUAH”

Jeconiah- YakonYAHU- “YAHUAH Will Establish”

Shealtiel- ShaltiYAHel- “I have asked YAHUAH Eloah”

Zerubbabel- Zarubaabel

Abiud- AbiyhUd “Renowned is YAHUAH”

Eliakim- ElYAHqiym “Eloah YAHUAH is Raising”

Azor- AzzUr “Helpful is YAHUAH”

Zadok- TsAHdoq “YAHUAH is Right”

Achim- YAHqiym “YAHUAH Rises”

Eliud- EliUd “God YAHUAH of Majesty”

Eleazar- ElAHzaar “Eloah YAHUAH is Our Helper”

Matthan- Mattan “A present”

Jacob- YAHqob- “YAHUAH Succeeds”

Joseph- YAHceph “YAHUAH Increases”

YAHUsha “YAHUAH is Salvation”

-End of Names from MattithYahu 1:2-16

Here are even more names

Adam- Real Name is AHdam= “YAHUAH’s Mankind”

Eve- ChavAH= “The Life-Giver is YAHUAH

Joseph- YAHceph= “YAHUAH Increases”

Samuel- ShamAHuel= “Listen to YAHUAH your Eloah”

Job- YAHshub= “YAHUAH Will Return”

Moses- MoshAH= “The Rescuer is YAHUAH”

Aaron- AHaron= “YAHUAH is Exalted”

Elkanah- ElqanAH= “YAHUAH Eloah has Obtained”

Jeroham- YAHrocham= “YAHUAH is Compassionate”

Hannah- ChanAH= “Favor of YAHUAH”

Amoz- AHmots= “YAHUAH is Strong”

Jotham- YAHtaam= “YAHUAH is Perfect”

Ahaz- AHchaaz= “YAHUAH is the Possesor”

Hezekiah- YAHchizqiYAHU= “Strengthened of YAHUAH”

Joab- YAHab= “YAHUAH Fathered”

Jehoshaphat- YAHUshaphat= “YAHUAH is the Judge”

Abiathar- EbYAHtaar= The Father YAHUAH of Abundance”

Seraiah- SeraYAH= “The Prevailer is YAHUAH”

Benaiah- BenaYAHU- “The Builder is YAHUAH”

Saul- ShaUl= “Ask YAHUAH”

Jonathan- YAHUnataan= “YAHUAH Gives”

Hilkiah- ChilqiYAHU= “Portion of YAHUAH”

Benjamin- BinYAHmiyn= “Son of YAHUAH’S Right Hand” (prophesies the Savior)

Jehoiakim- YAHUyaqiym= “YAHUAH will Raise”

Zedekiah- TsidqiYAHU= “The Right of YAHUAH”

Gedaliah- GedalYAHU= “Great is YAHUAH”

Hizkiah- YechizqiYAHU= “Stengthened of YAHUAH”

Amariah- AmarYAHU= “Promise of YAHUAH”

Josiah- YoshiYAHU= “Founded of YAHUAH”

Josedech- YAHUtsadaq= “YAHUAH Righted”

Berechiah- BerekYAHU= “The Blessing of YAHUAH”

Asahiah- AsaYAH= “The Maker is YAHUAH”

Shallum- ShallUm= “The Reward is YAHUAH”

Shebaniah- ShebanYAHU= “The Prosperer is YAHUAH”

Benaiah- BenaYAHU= The Builder is YAHUAH”

Jesiah- YishshiYAHU= “The Lender is YAHUAH”

Zebadiah- ZebadYAHU= “ The Giver is YAHUAH”

Joelah- YoelAH= “The Ascender is YAHUAH”

Obadiah- ObadYAHU= “Serve YAHUAH”

Pelatiah- PelatYAHU= “The Deliverer is YAHUAH”

Hananiah- ChananYAHU= “Favor from YAHUAH”

Rephaiah- RephaYAHU= “The Cure is YAHUAH”

Shechaniah- ShekanYAHU= “The Dweller is YAHUAH”

Shemaiah- ShemaYAHU= “The Listener is YAHUAH”

Neariah- Ne’arYAHU= “Servant of YAHUAH”

Elioenai- ElYAHehnay= “Towards Eloah YAHUAH are my eyes”

Hodaiah- HowdavYAHU= “Majesty of YAHUAH”

Eliashib- ElYAHshiyb= “Eloah YAHUAH will Restore”

Pelaiah- PelaYAHU= “The Distinguisher is YAHUAH”

Dalaiah- DelaYAHU= “Lifted by YAHUAH”

Reaiah- Re’aYAHU= “Seen by YAHUAH”

Kolaiah- QowlaYAHU= “Voice of YAHUAH”

Maaseiah- Ma’aseYAHU= “The Work of YAHUAH”

Noah- NoAHch= “The Rest is YAHUAH”

Shephatiah= ShephatYAHU- “The Vindicator is YAHUAH”

Ahaziah= AchazYAHU- “Seized by YAHUAH”

Amaziah= AmatsYAHU- “Strength of YAHUAH”

Azariah= AzarYAHU- “The Helper is YAHUAH”

Jecamiah= YaqamYAHU- “The Riser is YAHUAH”

Nedabiah= NadabYAHU- “Free Offer of YAHUAH”

Pedaiah= PedaYAHU- “Redeemed by YAHUAH”

Now, let’s see about the words AHLLELUYAH vs (sn- Hallelujah)

Here it is spelled in Ibrim (sn-Hebrew):“hywllh”;  So, which word is correct? Did you know that in 2,400 Languages this word is pronounced virtually the same!YAHUAH left us evidence” of what His Name is. But, Christianity has taught us that Ahlleluyah (they spell “Hallelujah) means “Praise the LORD,” but this is a lie of Satan. The first part of the word “Ahllelu” means “Praise Be Unto,” with the second part clearly showing the Father’s Name of “Yah.” So,  it should be “Praise Be Unto Yah!”
The following are some Hebrew Names and titles and descriptions of YHWH (Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH) Elohim [Elohim is the Plural of El (Eloah), and is the first Name given to YHWH in the Tanakh (Tanakh is an acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the Masoretic Text’s three traditional subdivisions: The Torah (“Teaching”; also known as the Five Books of Moses), Nevi’im (“Prophets”) and Ketuvim (“Writings”)—thus, TaNaKh)]:
  • “Abram of the Most High El, the  Possessor of the heavens and earth” — Bereshith (Genesis) 14:22
  • “I Am El Shaddai” — Bereshth (Genesis) 17:1
  • “Master Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH” — Bereshith (Genesis) 15:2
  • “the Elohim of Shem” — Bereshith (Genesis) 9:26
  • “I Am that which I Am” — Shemoth (Exodus) 3:14
  • “I Am” — Shemoth (Exodus) 3:14
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abrahim, the Elohim of Yitshaq and the Elohim of Ya’azob”  — Shemoth (Exodus) 3:15
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH Elohim of hosts” — 
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH the Elohim of Yisra’el” — Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 34:13
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH Elohim of Yisra’el — Ezra 6:21
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH your Elohim” — Yahusha (Joshua) 1:13
  • “El Elohim Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, El Elohim Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH
  • “my Rock” — Tehillim (Psalms) 18:46
  • “the Elohim of my deliverance” — Telhillim (Psalms) 18:46
  • “The El who avenges me” — Telhillim (Psalms) 18:47
  • “The El” — Tehillim (Psalms) 18:30
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, the One” — Tehillim (Psalms) 18:3
  • “the Most High” — Tehillim (Psalms) 18:13
  • “Master Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH of hosts” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 22:12
  • “Light of Yisra’el” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 10:17
  • “Greatness on high” — Ibrim (Hebrews) 1:3
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, Sovereign of Yisra’el” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 44:6
  • “I Am the First and I Am the Last” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah)44:6
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, the Set-Apart One of Yisra’el” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 10:20
  • “the living Elohim” — Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 10:10
  • “the everlasting Sovereign” — Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 10:10
  • “I Am Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH — Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 9:24
  • “Eloah of Ya’aqob” — Tehillim (Psalms) 114:7
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, Master” — Tehillim (Psalms) 109:21
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, my Elohim” — Tehillim (Psalms) 109:26
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, our Elohim” — Tehillim (Psalms) 113:5
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH your Elohim” — Debarim (Deuteronomy) 10:17
  • “Elohim of mighty ones” — Debarim (Deuteronomy) 10:17
  • “Master of masters” — Debarim (Deuteronomy) 10:17
  • “the great El, mighty and awesome” — Debarim (Deuteronomy) 10:17
  • “I Am Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, your Elohim” — Debarim (Deuteronomy) 5:6
  • “Most High” — Tehillim (Psalms) 92:1
  • El of vengeance” — Tehillim (Psalms) 94:1
  • “great El” — Tehillim (Psalms) 95:3
  • “jealous El” — Debarim (Deuteronomy) 6:15
  • “Yah” — Tehillim (Psalms) 89:8
  • “El” — Tehillim (Psalms) 89:7
  • “Father” — Yohanan (John) 10:29
  • “your Master, Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH and your Elohim” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 51:22
  • “Father, Master of the heavens and earth” — Mattithyahu (Mathew) 11:25
  • “Yah, Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, is a Rock of ages” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 25:4
  • “righteous One” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 25:7
  • “the Elohim of Yisra’el” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 45:3
  • Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH is an Elohim of right-ruling” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 30:18
  • “Master Behold Nail Behold Hand =YAHUAH, the Set-Apart One of Yisra’el” — Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 30:15

Thanks for listening, 777denny 

Titus: “For There Are Many Unruly Men, Senseless Talkers And Deceivers…Teaching…For The Sake Of Filthy Gain.”

Titus

Chapter 1

1. Sha’ul, a servant of Elohim and an emissary of Yahusha Anointed One Messiah, according to reverence,

2. in expectation of everlasting life which Elohim, who does not lie, promised before times of old,

3. but in its own times has manifested His word through preaching, with which I as entrusted according to the command of Elohim our Saviour,

4. to Titus, a genuine child according to our common belief: Favour, compassion, peace from Elohim the Father and the Master Yahusha Anointed One our Saviour.

5. The reason I left you in Crete was that you should straighten out what was left undone and appoint elders in every city as I cammanded you.

6. If anyone is unreprovable, the husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of loose befaviour, or unruly.

7. For an overseer has to be unreprovable, as a managing one of Elohim, not selfpleasing, not wroth, not given to wine, no brawler, not greedy for filthy gain,

8. but kind to strangers, a lover of what is good, sensible, righteous, set-apart, self controlled,

9. clinging to the trustworthy word, according to the teaching, in order to be able both to encourage by sound teaching and to reprove those who oppose it.

10. For there are many unruly men, senseless talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

11. whose mouths have to be stopped, who upset entire households, teaching what they should not teach, for the sake of filthy gain.

12. One of them, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”

13. This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, in order for them to be sound in the belief,

14. not paying attention to Yehudite fables and commands of men who turn from the truth.

15. Indeed, all matters are clean to the clean, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving no matter in clean, but both their mind and conscience are defiled.

16. They profess to know Elohim, but in works they deny Him, being abominable and disobedient and unfit for any good work.

Chapter 2

1. But you, speak what is fitting for wound teaching:

2. the older men are to be sober, serious, sensible, sound in belief, in love, in endurance, 

3. the older women likewise are to be set-apart in behaviour, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of what is good,

4. in order for them to train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

5. to be sensible, blameless, workers at home, good, subject tot their own husbands, in order that the word of Elohim is not evil spoken of.

6. Likewise, urge the young men to be sensible.

7. Show yourself to them an example of good works in all matters. In teaching show uncorruptness, seriousness,

8. soundness of speech beyond reproach, shame, having no evil word to say about you.

9. Servants should be subject to their own masters, to be well-pleasing in every way, not back-talking.

10. not stealing, but showing all good trustworthiness, so that they adorn the teaching of Elohim our Saviour in every way.

11. For the saving Gift of Elohim has appeared to all men,

12. instructing us to renounce wickedness and worlds lusts and to live sensibly, righteously and reverently in the present age,

13. looking for the blessed expectation and esteemed appearance of the great Elohim and our Saviour Yahusha Anointed One Messiah,

14. who gave Himself for us, to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people, His own possession, ardent for good works.

15. Speak these matters, urge and reprove with all authority. Let no one despise you.

Chapter 3

1. Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,

2. not to slander anyone, not to be quarrelsome, to be gentle, showing all meekness to all men,

3. For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, led astray, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in evil an envy, being hated and hating one another.

4. But when the kindness and the love of Elohim our Saviour toward man appeared,

5. He saved us, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His compassion, through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Set-Apart Spirit,

6. which He poured out on us richly through Yahusha Anointed One Messiah our Saviour,

7. that having been declared right by His favour, we should become heirs according to the expectation of everlasting life.

8. Trustworthy is the word and in this regard I wish you to strongly affirm that those who have believed in Elohim should keep their minds on maintaining good works. This is good and profitable to men.

9. But keep away from foolish questions and genealogies and strife and quarrels about the Torah, for they are unprofitable and useless.

10. Reject a divisive man after the first and second warning,

11. knowing that such a one has been perverted and sins, being self-condemned.

12. When I shall send Artemas to you or Tuchikos, do your best to come to me at Nikopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.

13. Do your best to send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey, so that they lack none at all.

14. And our brothers should also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, so that they shall not be without fruit.

15. All those with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the belief. Favour be with you all. Amen.

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