EPIPHANY

Much of the Doctrine I had accepted as fact was not traceable to any clear cut passage of Scripture but rather to the private interpretation of one man or a small group of men.

There was an epiphany in my life when, after being a member of churches belonging to three different Denominations, it occurred to me that much of the Doctrine I had accepted as fact was not traceable to any clear cut passage of Scripture but rather to the private interpretation of one man or a small group of men.  These teachings, over generations, had become denominational distinctives. These unique interpretations had become the central teaching of a particular group; that which gave the Denomination its identity and allowed its Pastors to explain why their church was different from and better than the church down the street.

These interpretations have become so entrenched and so elevated that they have become equal to or, in many cases, of greater authority than the Scripture itself. Seminaries and Bible Colleges often seem more interested in vindicating and validating traditional interpretations than in teaching young men and women to seek out the truth of Scripture. They would protest that this is not true but you need only to examine the product to see that I speak the truth. Young people from Baptist churches, graduating from Baptist Seminaries, to a man, believe in the Doctrine of Eternal Security. Methodist Pastors, graduating from Methodist Seminaries, never do. Young People coming out of the schools run by the Assemblies of God or Church of God always believe in Speaking in Tongues and Prophecy; Baptists and Methodists, seldom if ever graduate believing in these Gifts of the Spirit.

I am among a small group of Christians who believe that:

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  (2 Timothy 3:16)

We are convinced that schools, systems, seminaries, churches and Pastors who seek to divide the Church of Jesus Christ into small, splintered and hateful groups over such nonsense are tools of the Devil and have no part in the Kingdom of God. We do not believe that one passage is superior to the other or that they are mutually exclusive. Most of all, we do not have to defend a venerated Doctrine nor a long line of venerated teachers leading back to a venerated founder. We are respectful of those who believe differently and quick to point out that we, like they, may be wrong.

Lest someone jump to the conclusion that we are free to accept heresy, let me assure you that many things in Scripture are plain and unquestionable; the Doctrines of Grace, Salvation by Faith, the Deity of Christ to name a few. One who believes that Buddha is a way to Heaven is clearly wrong but heresy is a heavy label to place on one who understands the Security of the Believer or Predestination differently than I do. Those, who Worship Barrack Obama will go to Hell but no one has ever gone to Hell because he misunderstood the security of the believer as a Doctrine or failed to comprehend the relationship between free will and predestination.

David…

A Word From Mary…

What do Catholics and Muslims have in common? Mohammed’s first wife was released from her vows at a Catholic Convent and allowed to marry Mohammed. It should come as no surprise then that Mary is mentioned more than thirty times in the Koran. As a matter of fact, she is the ONLY woman mentioned in the Koran at all…

The name ISIS, shared by the Caliphate in the Middle East and the God of Fortresses or Thrones is of utmost importance. To bypass the name is to misunderstand what is happening. It is the goddess Isis to whom Daniel referred in Daniel 11:38, where, speaking of the Antichrist, he said “Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts.”

Who then is Isis? Also known as Mary, Queen of Heaven, Mother of God,  Tammuz, Semiramis, Ashtoreth, Ishtar, Eostre, Isis, Venus, Aphrodite, Astarte, Kali and Ostara. It is from Ostara and Eostre that we get the English word, Easter. Isis is the Goddess of Fortresses. She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.

So He brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the LORD’s house, and I saw women sitting there weeping for Tammuz. (Ezekiel 8:14)

Isis, married her brother, Osiris (Nimrod). Osiris was murdered by Set, cut into sixteen pieces and scattered throughout Egypt. Using her magical skills, she gathered the body parts that had been strewn about the earth by Set. His penis, however, had been swallowed by a fish and could not be recovered. Not to be outdone, Isis carved a wooden phallus and impregnated herself. The child conceived was Horus. She said that Horus was Osiris reincarnated and when he was still a preteen, she married him and took him to her bed. Thus, Isis was married to both her brother and her son.

The sons gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven, and they pour out drink offerings to other gods so that they provoke Me to anger. (Jeremiah 7:18)

The worship of Isis eventually spread throughout the Greco-Roman world, continuing until the suppression of paganism in the Christian era. She was called “Diana of the Ephesians” and is mentioned in the New Testament. In the Old Testament, she is Tammuz, for whom the women of Israel would weep and the “Queen of Heaven” spoken of by the Prophet Jeremiah in chapters 7 and 44. The popular motif of Isis suckling her son Horus lived on in a Christianized context as the popular image of Mary suckling the infant son Jesus from the fifth century onward. Isis or Diana of the Ephesians was baptized by the Catholic Church and given the name MARY, QUEEN OF HEAVEN and later crowned “MARY, MOTHER OF GOD”!

And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. (Acts 19:28)

What do Catholics and Muslims have in common? Mohammed’s first wife was released from her vows at a Catholic Convent and allowed to marry Mohammed. It should come as no surprise then that Mary is mentioned more than thirty times in the Koran. As a matter of fact, she is the ONLY woman mentioned in the Koran at all. Muslims revere Mary and hold her in high esteem. It is Isis, under her baptismal name of Mary, who will unite Islam and Catholicism, as the One World Religion comes into its fullness.

Muslims, unlike Catholics, do not openly worship Mary or pray to her. This gives us an insight into Daniel’s assertion that “he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors”. It is becoming apparent that, while Pope Francis, serving as the False Prophet, is working to unite the world’s religions, the Antichrist will come from a Muslim background and joining Islam to the Catholic Church will then worship Mary, the Queen of Heaven and the god of fortresses. He will then force the whole world to worship Mary and bow down to her image.

If you are not Catholic, you may not be aware but the world is afloat with supernatural apparitions of Mary and multiplied thousands of Mediums bring daily messages from “Mary”. A Google search for, “Messages from Mary” gave 132,000,000 (that is one hundred thirty two million) results. Mary is appearing to Muslims on a regular basis. Google gave up 1,550,000 results on Messages from Mary to Muslims. According to the site, abc.net.au, Millions of Muslims are seeing apparitions of Mary. Muslims are being prepped to accept the worship of Mary. A great miracle by the “Eternal Virgin” reviving the dead corpse of a Muslim leader would do the trick.

It is a fact that many in the Middle East believe that Barrack Obama is the 12th Imam / Mahdi. They have gone so far as to take out full page ads urging Obama to rise up and take his place as the Islamic Messiah. Here, I will speculate. What if, and this is a “what if”, Obama, having lost all respect as President, came out of the closet, declared himself Muslim and the Great Defender of Islam? What if he were to meet up with a tragic accident that left him dead of a head wound? What if, three days later, the Pope prayed for him and “Mary” showed up in physical form and breathed life into him? Would the Islamic world gather around him and worship Mary? Would he, although neither he nor his fathers have ever done so, worship Mary? Would this fit the Biblical End Times Scenario?

THINK ABOUT IT!

David…