It is with a heavy heart that this author presents this letter to the world, today. And this author shall end his apology with those words. For we are in such sad times, today.
But, given this! GIVEN THIS . . .
Some medicines are hard to take.
Some medicines are much harder to take.
Some medicines nearly kill you, just before they save your life!
Oh, my dearest friends,
know that this letter is only about the "medicine" that today's world needs.
Until about one-hundred years ago, if a housewife wanted a cake for her family's dessert, she had to make it from scratch. But then a company invented a "box cake mix" that was quite good and very easy to make. (15-minute prep, 30-minute bake, and almost no clean-up.) But, for some reason, the idea was not readily accepted by American housewives. The manufacturer knew they had a good product and after some research and much consideration, decided to have the consumer "add one egg." All of a sudden, it was not a box cake mix, it was part of the housewife's skill-set because SHE "made the cake." Within two generations, there was barely a household in America where any person had knowledge of how to make a cake-from-scratch.
An interesting story, but sadly, we all possess this same trait of our Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers! (Nothing really changes in this world, regarding people.) Solely for the purpose of this letter, this author shall call this trait and/or disease: Pastor-itis. Every Christian Pastor practices the above trait on a daily basis: to the detriment of his/her fellow Christians, to the detriment of his/her nation, and to the detriment of GOD!
Remember the egg . . . that silly egg.
Everything was just fine before the egg.
The housewife was just not satisfied with the original package!
There are about 217 documented Christian Denominations just in North America today! Click here for a reference: see number 4 when you get there. (Oh, but the true number is exponentially higher than this, as you will learn, after this Pastor-itis has been illustrated below.) Each of these faiths teach that they (and only they!) are the true Christian faith that is described by the New Testament writers (meaning mostly, Paul). They (and only they!) are the true church of God: that "woman" found in Revelation 12. You already know the names of these churches, but here are just a few examples:
The Catholic faith teaches that any who do not follow/obey the Pope, then receive their church's Sacraments, and go to Communion: are going to hell.
The Baptist faith teaches that any who are not born-again, baptized, saved, and believe in Jesus as their Savior: are going to hell.
The Church of Latter-Day Saints teaches that any who do not obey the teachings of an American prophet named Joseph: are going to hell.
The Seventh Day Adventists teach that any who do not observe Saturday as the Sabbath: are going to hell. They also teach that the first three angels of Revelation 14 are speaking ONLY to their denomination.
The Lutheran faith was founded by Martin Luther (a German). He was a man full of hatred all of his life: toward Jews and many others. In his last publication, he stated that "it would not be a crime to kill every Jew." Adolf Hitler knew well of this publication. Indeed, the Lutheran Church was (and basically, still is) the "unofficial" Church of Germany. So how could any church (of God) today, follow the teachings of a man so full of hatred, that he was the primary inspiration for the killing of six-million Jews in Europe? What could such a religious man possibly have to teach this world anything?
The Presbyterian faith was founded by John Calvin. After breaking away from the powers in Rome, he abused his own authority to the point where he killed any who disagreed with his teachings. "Torture for the confession of heresy" was his preferred solution regarding any who disagreed with him. And there was only one penalty: death. He had a particular hatred for those forerunners of today's Baptist faith (called Anabaptists) who had the audacity to re-baptize adults (in the manner of John the Baptist) who were previously baptized as infants: these, he burned at the stake. For those Anabaptists who refused to confess, he would have their skin flayed until they confessed. Then, they would be slowly burned at the stake. It is said that he found a particular enjoyment at these events. So, what could a man, such as this, possibly understand about the teachings of Christ? And what could a man, such as this, possibly have to offer this world, regarding any Truth of God?
Similar cases can easily be made regarding the Methodist faith, the Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Church of God faiths, and all others. These are just the major faiths. There is actually one small church (a splinter group from the Church of God collection) near Oklahoma City that selfishly claims to possess ALL of God's 144,000 Elect found upon this earth. Never mind that the Bible teaches that God's Elect come from all twelve tribes of Jacob/Israel, scattered across this Earth, at the end-time. Never mind that Revelation teaches, quite clearly, that not one of God's Elect ever married during their lifetime. And never mind that Revelation never, even once, describes these Elect as being a Christian. The tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi are the Jewish tribes! Always were! Always will be! The Jews most certainly have their place in Heaven: there are plenty of God's Scriptures that prove this! But no, here we have the perfect example of a Christian denomination picking one Scripture verse from here and another Scripture verse from there, and then declaring to the world: "See! We are the one chosen church that is favored by God: and we are favored above ALL others!"
And please do remember that ALL OF THIS shall be proved (below) by the Truths which God, Himself, has placed in His Bible. And He did so, only to benefit our world, here today!
But first, let us understand how every Christian faith, today, has come to believe that: "all other" Christian faiths are most likely going to hell, all "non-Christian" faiths are certainly going to hell, and all "unbelievers" never had any option other than hell. Oh, this author could use any of the 217 faiths, but we shall make this easy and isolate just one faith. (Remember, all of the others are identical in their reverse-beliefs regarding "the other" Christian faiths most likely going to hell.)
So, a Baptist is speaking with another fellow (who has earnestly read the Bible but is not sure what he actually believes). The Baptist asks the fellow if he has accepted Jesus as his Savior and also asks if the fellow has been saved. (Supposedly, this "saved" means born-again: but sadly, the Bible does not say this anywhere.) The fellow says that he does not exactly follow any of this "saved" doctrine because it is confusing to him. He asks this Baptist to further document these statements that he made. The Baptist states that the Bible teaches that any who do not accept Jesus, as their Savior, will go to hell. Also, any person who is not baptized, saved, or born-again will go to hell. The Baptist faith has about 30 - 40 Biblical verses prepared to prove the above doctrine and this particular Baptist quotes a few of them.
Well, the fellow asks the Baptist just one question: he has read the Bible and has heard about this born-again and "saved" beliefs of some Christian faiths today. So, his question goes like this, "there is a ten-year old child in Northern Mongolia who has never heard the name of Jesus, or Christ: nor has this child ever heard the Gospel preached to them. If this child dies tomorrow, of starvation, where does the child go? To Heaven or Hell?" This is a most important inquiry for the fellow!
After the Baptist proves that this innocent child went to hell, according to several of his thirty, or so, Biblical verses, the Agnostic (who has a desire to believe, but has not gathered enough facts to satisfy himself yet) immediately sees that the Baptist faith is wrong! Why? Because when this fellow read the Bible, long ago, it became obvious to him that there could be only one Creator in this universe. He might not know much about this Creator, but the Bible verses (of 217 Christian faiths, and the Jewish faith) taught him that there was only one GOD in this universe. His plain understanding of the English language taught him this and his common sense taught him that there could not possibly be TWO (or more) GODS.
My friend, this non-religious fellow was right from day-one of his beliefs! What he knew, even before he picked up the Bible, was right: from day-one!
Please do know that there is not one verse in the Bible that says a person will go to Hell if they fail to be baptized, saved, born-again, go to communion, confess their sins to a priest, believe in a man named Jesus, or ever even accepted a man named Jesus as their Savior!
Oh, there are verses, here and there, that says if a person fails in this-or-that regard, they will not be "allowed" into the Kingdom of Heaven, but the word "Hell" will not be found in one single verse that a Christian quotes to you. You see, there is a big difference between "not being allowed in" and "going to hell." The "not being allowed in" means "not just yet, for now, until God has deemed you ready." The "going to hell" means FOREVER! So, just who gives these particular religions the authority to change God's Word or to even decide (or predict!) who shall go to Heaven or Hell?
There is barely a Christian upon this Earth who can explain the difference between Heaven and the Kingdom of Heaven. Also, there is not one Christian upon this Earth who has been authorized by God to teach that any other person is going to hell, according to God's Scriptures. Read the Bible: it is just not there!
The Baptist faith was used here merely as an example. Any other faith could have been used: all of this is so easy, in the eyes of God! The Mormon faith teaches that any who do not follow the teachings of an American prophet named Joseph will go to hell. This denomination sends out its youth in pairs (barely out of High School) to "spread the word." These youths are taught that if any reject them, they are to turn away from these folks because these folks are now going to hell for rejecting God's true church, just once.
Now . . . common sense teaches this author, that if the Mormon church was truly committed to saving this world in the name of GOD, that they would send their elderly (and more knowledgeable) folks out in pairs to spread God's truth found within their Book of Mormon. But no, they send their young, impressionable, teenagers. What can this world possibly learn from any teenager, of any faith? Imagine that: just one mistake, which took place in about 5 minutes of your life here (perhaps a 70-year long life!) and you are now destined for Hell: according to the Mormon church. To this author, at least, it does not sound like the Mormon church is all that serious about spreading God's word, saving mankind from Satan, or even teaching this world about any of God's Truths!
Also, as this author has mentioned so many times, this old author was raised as a Catholic. In my youth, I was taught that my best friend, Bobby, was going to hell merely because he was a Baptist. Well, no ten-year old boy knows anything about God, but I decided on that day, in Catechism (meaning Catholic Sunday School), that I would rather stand with my best friend, Bobby, in front of God: on Judgment Day; and accept any place where God decided that the two of us should go.
Now, here today . . . regarding the Mongolian example above, I would rather stand in front of that innocent ten-year old Mongolian child's God than ANY GOD of ANY RELIGION TODAY that teaches of that innocent child going to hell. I have not seen Bobby in fifty-years, but just as I understood some fifty-years ago, I somehow know that NO ten-year old child is an accident upon this Earth. Every child was created by God! John 1:3 teaches that it was Christ who created you (the person reading this letter) and it was Christ who created that child in Mongolia! That child was no accident! God does not make mistakes!
The concept of a rapture was created hundreds of years ago within some Christian faiths, during the Medieval times. This concept did not thrive because Bible scholars, at that time, felt that the Biblical proof was "just not there." The idea slowly moved to the back-side of history: folks continued to acknowledge its existence, but it was not given any serious consideration until a few hundred years later. In the 1800's, Biblical scholars started to realize that this world was fast approaching the two-thousand year mark after Christ's death. This is significant because all Biblical scholars understood that this would be a date to mark mankind's six-thousand years of ruling this world, after the creation of Adam and Eve. Prophecy teaches that God worked for six days and rested on the seventh. Prophecy also teaches that one day to God equals a thousand years to mankind. So, the apparent "Day of Rest" for God would be when Christ returns to this world to sit on His throne for a thousand years: thus completing the seven day schedule of God for this world; meaning the completion of God's seven-thousand years granted to mankind.
Well . . . this presented a HUGE problem for Christian leaders in the 1800's. (And it still does today!) If there is no rapture, then the Book of Revelation definitely does not bode-well for the Christian faith. Christian scholars, in the 1800's, came to realize that if Christians are still on this earth, around the year 2,000 (give-or-take a small amount), then the Book of Revelation CLEARLY teaches that all Christians will have been fooled by Satan, all Christians shall attempt to kill God's two final messengers at the end-time, and all Christians shall give gifts, one to another, when God’s last two messengers are finally destroyed.
More than this . . . it means that all Christians shall prepare for war AGAINST CHRIST, at His second coming. The Book of Revelation is this clear in its teachings: regarding all those who are upon this Earth just before Christ returns. Just as the Jews made preparations to fight/resist Jesus, some 2,000 years ago, shall the Christians in the end-days prepare to fight Christ, at His second coming. For this reason, the Christian faiths, of today, must absolutely find a Biblical escape from God's Truths placed in Revelation. "Oh, there must be a Rapture: there HAS TO BE a Rapture for Christians."
There continue to be some Christian faiths which cling to this-or-that Bible verse proving that they will be taken up to Heaven just before all of the bad things of Revelation start to happen. Well, even the Biblical scholars of five-hundred years ago dismissed all of this as nonsense: the verses for any "Christian escape" are just not there! But folks, today, bend and twist the English words of this verse or that verse. These same folks forget that their favorite verses were originally written in Greek! These Greek words CANNOT be bent or twisted into our English concepts of any sort of Rapture. Religious folks, over five-hundred years ago, figured all of this out. Easily! That is why they gave up on the idea of a Rapture!
More importantly, there are a great many Bible verses that teach the opposite of any Rapture: but Christian faiths ignore these verses that God placed in Revelation. So here is the actual Truth of God that PROHIBITS any Rapture of Christians:
In Revelation, God takes the best-of-His-best people, here on His Earth, and He calls them His Elect. He even teaches us why these folks are His Elect. (One reason He details for us is that He finds "no guile" in them. Guile means deceit, or the constant telling of lies, so as to advance one's position in life. Please do remember this "no guile" found in God's Scriptures: it will appear later in this letter!) These are His "most chosen" and "most beloved" people upon this Earth. Again, He calls them His Elect. He spends a "great many verses" in Revelation teaching that, in the end-days, His Elect will NOT be removed from this Earth. Rather they will have to pass through the entire tribulation of God's wrath: at the end of this world. God spends an incredible amount of time teaching how He will move His Elect (His true believers, called not from any certain church, but rather from all twelve tribes of Israel!) to various places of this Earth and God teaches that the Earth will help protect His Elect from Satan. Because these Elect are actually the "woman" from the twelfth-chapter of Revelation, Satan shall spend a great deal of time hunting them down, here in this world. Revelation clearly teaches that God's Elect will survive until the second coming of Christ, but they must pass through the entire period of tribulation known as the time of Jacob's Trouble.
Given the incredible amount of time God spends teaching us about His Elect (at the end of this world), we still find, today, normal and decent every-day Christians (and this author is one of you: except in this matter!) claiming that one little verse here, or one little verse there, proves that they shall be Raptured to Heaven just before the bad-times come. Well, Bible scholars came to realize all of this, well over 500-years ago. Back then, every Bible scholar knew the Greek language of the Bible. But now, here today, we have many average, ordinary, every-day religious folks who claim that THEY will be Raptured to Heaven: while every single one of God's "most beloved Elect" are left-behind to face mankind's tribulations. And please do understand that many (or even most) of these every-day religious folks truly are fine, and decent, people!
Well, this letter is not about those fine folks. This letter is about those who taught these fine folks . . . the wrong things! This letter is about that Pastor-itis disease we spoke of at the beginning of this letter.
AND NOW, WE CAN TRULY ADDRESS THAT "BROKEN EGG!"
My dearest friend, the future of this world is detailed (fully detailed!) in God's Book of Revelation. No! Forget that last sentence! It was wrong! My dearest friend, the end of this world is detailed (fully detailed!) in God's Book of Revelation. You have learned, above, how so many religious folks have come to claim a certain exemption (or Rapture) from God's Truths regarding His end of this world. Well, here is the truth of the entire matter. Every church has a pastor. That pastor went to school in order to become a preacher, minister, or priest. They spent many difficult years becoming experts at God's Word. They graduated from their school and went out to find a church. They then spent some amount of years to finally become the pastor of that church.
Know that every pastor must break an egg every day that they crawl out of their bed. It might be a funeral, a marriage, or a baptism. It will always be a visit to a few local hospitals so as to spend some time with their friends. It will frequently be a dreaded duty of a Hospice visit to one of their dying friends. It might be that one important day (every week) where hundreds of folks come to hear that pastor speak a certain wisdom to them. It takes a big cake to satisfy hundreds of folks! That is a lot of eggs to break, week-after-week and year-after-year. But, in breaking their eggs, every single day of the week, that pastor, after many years, loses sight of God's Truths in this world: and how God's Truths work in this world! They come to rest, comfortably upon the results of their efforts and upon their "particular Denomination's" core-beliefs which they learned way back when they were just barely out of High School. This makes things easier: less eggs to break. They just settle into an accepted routine (of practices and beliefs), but in doing so, they have unknowingly lowered their defenses against Satan. In all of this, they have also lowered your defenses against Satan. (Little can be done about this today, because over the past two-thousand years, their predecessors have already allowed Satan to slowly affect their church doctrine and pastoral beliefs.) Also of importance here: every pastor today, adjusts or tweaks this-or-that doctrine of their denomination: thereby turning the 217 major Christian faiths into tens-of-thousands of little Christian denominations with varying beliefs. All this: while there is only one God, one Bible, one Christ, and one set of laws that He has ever sent down to this world by way of His Scriptures. Life is so simple with God: only mankind makes life complicated. And only mankind makes God complicated.
SO NOW, WE MOVE FROM PASTORS TO THE CHURCHES!
One can see how it is easy to blame Pastors and easy to forgive Pastors. So what does one do with this Knowledge of God? One continues to learn about the Truths of God that have been placed upon this earth: meaning, in this case, the Book of Revelation. (Oh, there are a great many more places, but one must remember that the Book of Revelation does not bode-well for Christians. Revelation is the best place to begin learning the Truths of God as they apply to the Christian faiths.) My dearest friend, whether you have a Pastor or are a Pastor, know now, what God has to say about Christian faiths at the end of this world. In the Book of Revelation, God teaches this world about the Christian faiths here today: and we shall begin this discussion in just a few more paragraphs. In Revelation, you will see that God merely begins His teachings by using the Catholic Church, in Rome. (The Catholic Church denies all of this: claiming that all of these "clearly Catholic" prophetic Biblical events have already taken place, in our past.) But, by the end of Revelation, you will learn that God has truly addressed the failures of every Christian faith upon this Earth, today. Yes, all 217 of them! Remember that the Book of Revelation is only about the end of this world. Clearly, all of God's religions across this world (meaning Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and others) will take their part in causing God's wrath to be sent down to this entire world. But this letter is only addressed to the Christian realm of this world.
In Revelation, the first three chapters clearly were just "necessary church maintenance" where Christ addressed the shortcomings of not-so-young Christian churches of 2,000 years ago. In these three chapters, there are no messages for "today.” Read those words again: in the first three chapters of Revelation, there are ZERO lessons for "today!" Oh, one can sit back and painfully observe today's religious teachers verbally bend, symbolically twist, and spiritually contort God's messages in their efforts to try to make these words apply to our world today: but there is one problem in all of this; John did not begin to prophesy until he was taken up to heaven. Just read John's words: they are quite simple. And do realize that John was not taken up to heaven until the fourth chapter of Revelation. The historical truth of the first three chapters of Revelation is that John wrote his book of Revelation when he was about 92 years old. Paul, who started all of the "named" churches in these first three chapters of Revelation, was long since dead. More than twenty-five years long-since-dead! John (or God, actually!) was merely assisting these growing and now-established churches of Christ; of which Paul had loved so dearly. These churches had gone through possibly three generations of leadership (and growing membership) since Paul founded them, some forty-five-years prior; and John was attempting to get them back on the course which Paul (and God!) had intended for them. Now, after the first three chapters, once John was taken-up to Heaven, the vast majority of what he wrote was written for us, here TODAY, as we "approach" the end of this world! Of particular interest (for today's churches) are the "two women" of Revelation.
Today, all preachers, churches, and Bible scholars teach about the "two women" of Revelation. One of these women is good (Chapter 12) and the other is bad (Chapter 17). In Revelation, God does indeed teach that He has one true church: described as a woman, at the end-time.
And here is where every Christian pastor claims their church to be "that good woman of Revelation." Why? Because of that stupid "broken egg!" Every pastor MUST believe that they are "that good woman of Revelation" because they personally built their church, they personally broke all of those eggs every day: and their hard-works have NOT been in vain!
And here is where every Christian church member believes that they belong to "that good woman of Revelation." Why? Because their pastors have taught them this so-called truth for their entire lives; also, every church member really does have a "strong desire" to be a part of God’s favored church. We are all guilty of this: every one of us; in all 217 documented Christian denominations: who all believe completely different things; regarding how all like-minded church members of other denominations (including our next door neighbors!) are going to hell: but how we, ourselves, were lucky enough to be born-into (or came to accept) this particular church that is going to Heaven. We truly understand how, and why, those other Christian denominations might THINK that they are going to Heaven, but thankfully, according to our dear pastor, we KNOW that we are going to Heaven.
(This author apologizes for the poor syntax of that last paragraph, but it was done with a purpose: to emphasize nonsensical beliefs through nonsensical words and syntax.)
Quite honestly, anyone with an ounce of common-sense will quickly learn (in Revelation) that God's true church (described as a woman) is His 144,000 Elect. Indeed, these are the only good people that God describes anywhere in His Book of Revelation: there are no others! ANYWHERE! This is not even common-sense: this is just simple observation on the part of any reader. God shall scatter His Elect (meaning His Beloved) across this world so that Satan cannot find them. God clearly states that "the Earth" shall protect His Elect from Satan.
Now . . . we must learn about the bad woman of Revelation 17: for no person can understand the good woman, until they first understand the other. And yes, this is the Biblical proof that this author promised at the beginning of this long letter. Know that it is with a heavy heart that this author writes the following words: and with a great sadness. To all pastors of this world, know now that the good woman of Revelation 12 (meaning God's true Church) is comprised only of His 144,000 Elect. This good woman (church) needs no pastor because they have God, the Father. Also, where they are scattered . . . there is no mention of any pastors, church leaders, churchly practices, or even church buildings. The angels shall feed them and when Satan seeks to destroy them, the angel Michael has been assigned to protect them, until Christ returns to this world. This was just a brief synopsis of Revelation 12.
Obviously . . . every Christian faith, today, desires to be the good woman/church of Revelation 12. But again, no church can understand this woman of Revelation 12 until they learn about the bad woman of Revelation 17. You see, the woman of chapter 17 describes the vast majority (and possibly, all!) Christian faiths of today: Scripture teaches this, the actions/beliefs of mankind illustrate this, and the always politically correct, convoluted, Scripture-twisting, and self-centered beliefs of ALL CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS, detailed earlier in this letter, prove this.
FINALLY, PLEASE FIND BELOW, THE BIBLICAL PROOFS FROM GOD'S SCRIPTURES REGARDING EVERYTHING STATED ABOVE.
AND THEN, LATER, THE "WHY" PART OF ALL OF THIS. MEANING THE DETAILED FAILURES OF TODAY'S CHRISTIAN FAITHS, BY WAY OF THEIR ACTIONS HERE IN THIS WORLD.
My friend, if you do not know a lot about Scriptures (meaning especially, here, the Book of Revelation), then please do learn the short 17th chapter of Revelation: presented below, in its entirety. (Included below, are just a few explanations that all Christian faiths of today choose to ignore: and this is so very wrong, because Revelation comes from God, Himself.) There is nothing mysterious about this chapter and do understand now, that when certain Scriptures stand directly opposed to any religion, those leaders usually claim that this (or that) Bible verse is well, "just spiritual or symbolic" in nature: meaning that you are free to ignore this or that verse. Well, sorry but Revelation 17 was written in a clear language and was translated perfectly by the King James translators!
Please use the common sense you were born with to understand the very clear language God has placed in Revelation, Chapter 17. For this chapter is the CURSE of every Christian Pastor, today! Every egg, they ever broke led only to personal vanities (such as the housewife, at the beginning of this letter, possessed). But every word, spoken below, by a special angel of God regarding His Christian churches of today, shows only of God's true feelings regarding the failures of His Christian denominations, in today's world.
Revelation 17 is a fairly short chapter of the Bible. It is presented in its entirety, below:
Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
The "great whore" is a woman: this is the fabled "bad woman" of Revelation. In prophecy, a woman means a church. It does not mean this church is approved by God; it just means it is some sort of "church" that assembles on a regular basis. It might also include any other sort of group (banned by a government, or otherwise in hiding) where all hold to the same beliefs regarding their worship of God. The term "many waters" means many peoples, languages, or lands: so in this case, it means a major portion of our world. There are not too many churches that encompass "a major portion of our world!"
Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
Revelation 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Revelation 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
This woman is a church somewhere upon this earth and it encompasses nearly the entire world. Now, there is only one church, in this world, that sits amongst seven mountains. The city of Rome is surrounded by its fabled seven mountains. Know that given these undeniable truths that God, Himself, placed in these Scriptures, the Catholic church, long ago, was forced to devise a teaching that all of this happened somewhere in our past: possibly during the reign of Nero. Well, honestly, they had to invent this: they had no choice! (It is painfully obviously that God is talking about the city of Rome here. And there is only one church found in Rome.) Would you have done any different, if you led this church, today? Well, the Book of Revelation is only about mankind's end: meaning the end-times of this world we live in, today. Meaning the time preceding when Christ would return to this world to rule this world.
Revelation 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Revelation 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
Revelation 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Revelation 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Revelation 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
While the entire world clearly understands the meaning of God's words placed in Revelation 17, the Catholic church would beg to differ. Again, the Catholic church claims that all of these details happened, in our distant past.
Nearly the entire Christian realm of this world (including 216 of the 217 Christian faiths that exist in North America!) understands that this woman of Revelation 17 is describing the Roman Catholic Church. The entire Christian realm of this world ALSO believes that there are only two women found in God's Book of Revelation: the good woman and the bad woman.
Well, about that . . . sorry!
There were at least 217 "bad women" detailed in the 17th Chapter of Revelation, above. And every Christian pastor just went right past the details of their own church, being identified in this Scripture of God.
Indeed, every reader of this letter went right past verse five of Revelation 17: one of the most important lessons, from God, for this end-time!
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
My friend, there are more than 30,000 verses in the Bible. You just read the ONLY VERSE (from the entire Bible!) that was written mostly in Capital Letters. Do you think we ought to pay attention here?
Just who are the Harlots of Revelation? No religion has ever taught this world about the "Harlots of Revelation!" How can this be? Well, clearly, they came OUT OF the Mother Church, seated where the seven mountains are located: meaning Rome! NEVER MIND ROME! Rome is the great whore: this lesson is about the Harlots of Revelation. All those who came out of the Mother Church are Harlots! They are her daughters; meaning more churches: meaning all Christian churches of today.
And apparently . . . if you read verse 5 again, the Harlots are part-and-parcel of the Abominations of The Earth!
So, to spell this out slowly! Just who are the Harlots (churches) that came out of the Mother (church)? Well, that would CLEARLY be all of the Protestant churches of today. . . who came out of the Catholic church and who have CLEARLY taken their part in the abominations of the Earth. This is what GOD says in Revelation 17. What are the "abominations of the Earth?" Well, CLEARLY, they are the works of Satan upon this Earth. (You do not have to "like" this Truth of God, but God does expect you to eventually "accept" this Truth of God.)
Now, sadly, one more question here must be presented to this world: right here!
If you were Satan, and your only goal was to be God (and have mankind worship you), would you not choose to work within the churches in this world? (Given all of the above facts, the best place in this world to find Satan, at the end of this world, ought to be "within all churches of this Earth!") So, think about that for just a moment. Is this great Truth the simple lesson that God expects manking to learn from His 17th Chapter of Revelation? Well, of course it is! Please, please remember that Satan does not want to destroy us: indeed, this is one of his greatest deceptions. From the very beginning, Satan has only desired one thing: Satan wants to be God! So, Satan needs us: and Satan needs us to worship him, as our God! This is all that he asked from Jesus while they were on that mountaintop together. And where does most worshipping take place on this Earth? In churches!
PASTORS . . .
Your Biblical proofs were stated above.
Your failures are detailed below.
Walk into most any Christian church today and take note of what you see. You will probably see some sort of altar. You will most likely see, over on the sides, representations such as the stations-of-the-cross, Moses holding the Ten Commandments, a picture of Christ carrying His cross, or maybe even Mary, holding her infant, Jesus. Well, a long time ago, God sent Ten Commandments down to this world. Simple Commandments! Easy enough for every person to understand. God's second Commandment was, "thou shall not make unto thee any graven image." The word "graven" means an image or anything else, made by human hands: such as an altar, stations-of-the-cross, an image of the Ten Commandments, any image of Christ (on the cross or in his mother's arms), or even any image showing what Heaven is like. This must include any images placed within stained glass windows! And paintings on the walls! If you ever walk into such a church as this, know that they have failed God's Second Commandment.
While you are in that Christian church, see if they have kneelers in their pews. These are fold-down pads to cushion the knees of any person praying. Well, God's second Commandment included: "thou shalt not bow down to these graven images." If you ever walk into such a church that kneels and worships in the presence of graven images, know that they have failed God's Second Commandment: yet a second time, but in a second way!
Concerning any Christian denomination . . . listen carefully to the words which they "claim" that Christ/God spoke to this world. One must pay careful attention here regarding such vanities as: anyone who does not receive Communion is going to hell, anyone who does not follow the teachings of an American prophet named Joseph is going to hell, anyone who does not believe in (and also worship) the Trinity of God is going to hell, anyone who has not been born again or saved is going to hell, and the grand-daddy of them all: anyone who has not been baptized is going to hell. Every one of the aforementioned faiths is attempting to "speak in God's place" when they make these claims: God has never allowed this. God, Himself, never "proclaimed" any of these falsehoods. Oh, there might be a Scripture here, or there, that says some of these folks might not enter the Kingdom of God, but this is not exactly the same as "going to hell," is it? Know that the "hell" part of this is found nowhere in Scriptures. These folks are lying! And they are doing so IN GOD'S NAME!
So now, we come to God's third Commandment. God's third Commandment to Moses was: "thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain . . ." And here is where the Christian faiths have completely failed God: because Satan has taught them, over the years, that "in vain" merely means "to cuss or curse using God's name." The original Hebrew word, for the English word "vain" was shav'. (For Biblical scholars, Strong's Concordance for this Hebrew word is H7723: shav'. Click here to view the description of the word.) For most folks, please do understand that this simple Hebrew word translates to English as: emptiness, vanity, falsehood, lying, and especially guile. (Now, the word "guile" is kind of special to God: it defines a certain type of cunning deceit seeking an intentionally evil outcome: for any number of selfish reasons. Also, in Revelation, God teaches this entire world that He shall find no guile in His Elect.) So, think about any known Christian faiths which claim that any (no, all!) who are not of their faith are going to hell. They might also preach that any person who does not follow this-or-that doctrine is going to hell. They might also preach that any who has not "achieved" this-or-that doctrine, sacrament, or deed is going to hell. Listen carefully regarding any Scripture they choose to document: and when you go to that Scripture later, yourself (in peace and quiet), you will clearly see that their words are just not there! There is only one Hebrew word to describe these Christian lies (and vanities): that word is shav'. And quite sadly, this word is fully described above: by way of God's third Commandment. These folks have attempted to promote their personal vanities and beliefs by using the name of the LORD, your God, in their false teachings. In this, they have taken the name of the LORD, your God, in vain so as to give some sort of authority to their personal vanities and lies! They attempted to speak (or teach) falsely using God's Name here on this earth. And God, never once, gave them this authority. Search your Scriptures well: God has never given any person the authority to dictate, predict, or teach who will, or will not, go to Heaven.
If you ever encounter such a church as this, know that they have failed God's Third Commandment. Know also, that they never even understood God's Third Commandment!
Regarding any Christian church, consider the day that they gather for worship (in front of these graven images, where they also kneel down to pray, most likely in front of some sort of man-made altar). It is probably on a Sunday. Well, God's fourth Commandment was to rest on the seventh day: the Sabbath. The word "sabbath" translates to Saturday: and it does so in nearly every language found upon this earth! It is true that God never actually commanded that mankind was to "worship" on this seventh day: rather, God said we are to rest and make this day a hallowed day. And yes, God's word "hallowed" strongly indicates that we are to worship God, at least a bit more on this day, than we are already worshipping on all other days. If you ever walk into such a church that bows down and worships in the presence of graven images, and does so on a Sunday, know that they have also now failed God's Fourth Commandment.
Know now, that any church you find that cannot come EVEN CLOSE to keeping God's Second, Third, or Fourth Commandments never did keep God's First Commandment . . . IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Oh, God's first Commandment is so easy that any church ought to be able to keep it: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." It is so simple that any person ought to be able to keep it in their own home. God's first Commandment says that we are to have no other gods but HIM. One could strongly argue that this means that His next nine Commandments are meant to detail (for mankind) most of the other "things" that mankind will frequently possible, do consider the Sabbath day, just once again. For if a person cannot keep just one, little, day (ever, even once in their lifetime!) for our LORD, then that person is clearly placing many, many other priorities above our LORD.
So, here is where that "broken egg" cancer enters the picture. You see, someone, somewhere, way in the past, within this-or-that faith, decided that they knew better than God. Or they felt that God's Commandments were unnecessary. Or they felt that their new idea would just "symbolize" this-or-that: regardless of God's clear instructions to the contrary! This cancer is called LAM: it has always existed upon this earth, but this cancer appears to be in Stage 4 as of this writing in 2019. It is time for this world to understand the LAM:
God gave this world His LAMB. Christ! It was Christ who made this entire world and also made Adam and Eve: John 1:3. It was Christ who promised His Covenant to Abraham and Abraham's descendants (meaning, us, here today!).
John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
Also, it was Christ who wrote the Ten Commandments for Moses while in the desert.
John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.
Every Christian remembers the story back in Genesis: where God sent Moses to Egypt to free the Hebrew slaves. Moses told God that they were sure to ask for his God's name. Just what was God's name? God told Moses to tell the world that His name was I AM. And God told the Hebrews to remember this name until the end of this world. (Obviously, God knew that He would be using this name again, later in our history.) So, the I AM was Christ. The I AM wrote the Ten Commandments for Moses to deliver to this world. (Um, this would be those Ten Commandments that no Christian church is able to keep, today.) The I AM spoke ALL of the Laws of Moses, to Moses, while in the desert. The I AM made sure that He closed His entire Old Testament with a very important instruction for the Christians: who were to follow:
Malachi 3:6 For I AM the Lord, I change not . . .
These are the closing words to God's entire Old Testament: and it was Christ who spoke these words! Amazing!
Oh, how Christians, today, teach that "everything changed" when Jesus came to this world. Despite God/Christ emphatically stating that “He changes not,” every Christian will tell you that Jesus took all of God’s old laws onto the cross with him. You know those laws . . . the ones that Christians TODAY just do not care for: such as clean meats, keeping just a very few days holy for God: such as the Feast of Tabernacles (found being observed even when Christ returns to rule this world for 1,000 years - as taught in Zechariah 14:19), and also those punishments that Christ, Himself, "mandated" for the sins of adultery, abortion, murder, theft, etc. Quite sadly, it is Christianity’s absolute failure . . . that they never learned who Christ really was!
Now, we must never dismiss God, the Father, who is in Heaven: He is LORD! But never forget that the person we have always called God (in this world) was actually, Christ. (And clearly, Christ taught us that everything He did, in this world, was by way of His Father's permission: this is simple and understood.)
So, once again, God gave this world, His LAMB. Christ!
But Satan, after 2,000 years of hard work, has finally convinced today's world to worship (meaning to pursue, or otherwise follow) the cancer of the LAM. (Sorry, but this is true.)
For some unknown reason, nearly every person living today has the cancer of the LAM (to some sort of degree). LAM = Look At Me = see what I did! You can see this cancer and/or trait exhibited in your workplace, in our schools, on the public streets, in social media, news media, evening TV shows, newspapers, in our politicians, and yes, even in our churches.
LAM? IN OUR CHURCHES?
So, a church is built . . . possibly in your town. Folks start to come. A preacher, minister, or Pastor is needed. Whoever this person is, they soon place graven images on the walls.
LAM! Look At Me = see what I did:
"This graven image represents the crucifixion of Christ."
"This next graven image glorifies God's Ten Commandments."
"This graven image of Mary, holding her infant Jesus, portrays our church's Creed!"
"This altar commemorates my . . .” Well, we will discuss this below.
So, what did Christ say about any of this? He taught that He, Himself, was nothing! NOTHING! Oh, He created this world, He made mankind, He was the friend of Abraham, and He taught Moses. But Christ was NOTHING! Christ only taught this world to worship the Father, in Heaven! Christ taught this world to only pray to God, the Father: we are never to pray to, or worship, Christ! We are only to worship God, the Father. Christ clearly taught that everything He did, in this world, came only by way of God, the Father's permission! No person has ever seen the Father of Christ. No person has ever heard the Father's voice. But Moses did hear and see Christ. Abraham did hear and see Christ. The Jews did hear and see Christ: while He was here using the name of Jesus (for a little while). So please understand that no person understands, even the slightest detail regarding God, the Father! Any "image" that we create upon this Earth is clearly an abomination to God, the Father! Christ taught us this in His Second Commandment sent down to Moses! It is also quite important to note that depending on what you believe, this Earth might be six-thousand years old or it might be six-hundred-million years old. None of this matters today, but it is absolutely undeniable that the greatest LAM who ever stood upon this Earth, in the last millions, or so, years, was Jesus Christ (meaning God, Himself)! However, Christ chose to be just that "little lamb" who walked amongst us "for a little while."
Next, that church might need an altar. If you learn about altars, in the Bible, you will find that God (meaning Christ: as He spoke to Moses in Exodus 20:25) commanded that no tool should "touch" any altar belonging to God. (Christ understood LAM. Christ wanted no person to say, "See that altar? I made that altar." All of this leading to: "my altar is better than your altar." All of this leading to: "our altar is better than your altar." All of this leading to: "our church is better than your church." Please, please do read just one verse, Exodus 20:25, and then understand how we are talking about much more than silly altars here! Oh, Christ understands Look At Me! Christ knows that LAM all started with Satan, so long ago: regarding Satan's war with GOD, the Father, in Heaven! Oh, Christ knows that LAM so well, that with His Father's permission, He sent down Ten Commandments, a very long time ago. And Christ "designed" every one of these Ten Commandments to help us defeat that LAM within us. But Satan continues his steadfast work, this day, by attacking us through our vanities (including graven images: meaning "made by human hands.”)
My dearest friends (and my dearest pastors), that Duncan Hines cake mix was just fine when it was first introduced. But mankind rejected it. God's Word, God's Truths, and God's Scriptures are just fine as first introduced! They do not need to be changed, adapted, converted to a better language, improved, or in any other way modified for "today's world." And especially, they do not need to be ignored! DO NOT turn to the letters of Paul, James, Peter, and the others for any sort of guidance or lessons. These letters are not God's Scriptures: and they never were. These letters were written to new, upstart churches who were building upon nearly nothing but one man's name. People today cannot understand these letters (especially Paul) because people today have not just left a faith that stood opposed to everything that Paul, and the others, were teaching way back then. The words of Paul (today!) are no different than that broken egg which every housewife "feels" that she needs. Paul was not writing to the churches of today. The churches of today ARE the Pharisees and the Sadducees of Jesus' (and Paul's) day! Every Christian denomination of today is "steeped" in their own church doctrine and various creeds that are used to separate their selves from all other Christian denominations. YOU SEE, every denomination, today, can easily see the faults of all of the other denominations! Oh, this is easy! The problem is that no denomination, today, can see that "their own faults" are nearly identical to the obvious faults of all other Christian denominations! For, YOU SEE, every denomination, today, stands directly opposed to Christ's teachings: in that we must never judge others. However, Christ never said that we should not judge ourselves! Every tiny "LAM" of today's churches is exactly one of the MANY TINY "abominations" (of the Harlots) found in Revelation 17:5. (One group/denomination abominates "this way:" and one group/denomination abominates "that way." With none of them being able to judge their own ways!) This is EXACTLY what Jesus faced while he walked this Earth with the Jews! Indeed, Christ was asked, on more than one occasion, why he came to this Earth. His only answer was that he came to "save that which was lost." Simple.
Well, Revelation teaches the same simple lesson regarding Christ's return to this world in the end-time:
Revelation 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
Sadly, this can only mean that this entire world has been lost to the ways of Satan and that even God's so-called churches have been lost. With the Ways of God no longer in existence on this Earth, with the Laws of God no longer being taught on this Earth, and with the Truths of God no longer understood on this Earth (with the one exception to all of this, being: His Elect!), then the harvest of the earth truly is ripe: there is no more "good" to be found upon this Earth, regarding future generations. So once again, the main reason that Christ shall return to this world is to "save that which was lost."
Do you remember the story, above, about the 10-year old child in Mongolia? Nearly all Christian faiths teach that this child, and millions like this child, are going to hell because they were never saved, or they never knew Christ as their Savior, or they never followed an American prophet named Joseph, or they never received communion: or any other nonsense you can think of. Conduct all the research that you desire, but you will not find one single Bible verse teaching that this Mongolian child is going to hell. Oh, it might say that this child cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but this is not exactly hell, is it? IS IT?
Well . . . this author can only think of one person, on this planet, who actually desires mankind to believe that this innocent little child will go to hell, one day: at the end of time. That person is Satan!
So now . . . how could it possibly be . . . that nearly every Christian faith, here today, teaches about that little innocent 10-year old Mongolian child going to hell? Hmmm, God never taught this anywhere! But Satan has!
Actually, this is quite important! Search through all known Scriptures of God, found upon this Earth, and try to find just one single verse that teaches of any child, even remotely similar to this Mongolian child's case, EVER going to hell. Find that verse! FIND IT!
So, could it be? Could it possibly be that Satan, over the last 2,000 years, has convinced all 217 Christian faiths to follow his teachings, instead of God's teachings found in the Bible? Every one of the Harlots, mentioned above, has already failed in God's first FOUR Commandments. Could it be that Satan now owns the first Commandment? Meaning all Christian churches (Harlots) are now worshipping a false image (of Christ) which Satan now presents to this world as being the true Christ? The Book of Revelation teaches about the abomination of desolation near the end-time. (The abominator is Satan presenting himself to the world as God! The desolation is that the entire world will believe that Satan IS our god: thereby making THE LORD (our Creator) desolate, or all alone, in this world! Oh, the abominator will not look, or act, like Satan! No, he will be hiding behind, or within, a false image of Christ that he has "painted" in our minds!) If there is no Rapture, then all Christians shall succumb to this prophecy in Revelation. To understand this, we need to examine the seventh failure of Christian churches today, below.
Note by jpw: I'm sorry, but this is hard. This is very, very hard. And it is about to get harder. You see, we must never look upon the possible failures of other people, and other religions, in this world. Rather, we must look upon, and judge, our own failures! Christ clearly taught this world to never judge others: but, as stated earlier here, He never taught us not to judge ourselves! Only in this, are we able to guard our eternal lives.
PASTORS! THIS IS YOUR LETTER!
Only in these truths . . . is a pastor able to fulfill his Godly duties, according to God's Will! PASTORS! Judge yourselves! Is this easy? No. God never said life would be easy. Perhaps this is why Christ gave Moses a strict regimen concerning how Moses was to govern his people. Perhaps this was to teach the Hebrews that they answer only to God: and not to Moses. PASTORS! You do not answer to God's sheep. Yours is a particularly hazardous profession: for on Judgment Day, you shall be judged twice-over. You shall first be judged according to the life you lived (as will the rest of us) and you shall also be judged according to the Truths you maintained in your shepherding. You have chosen to answer only to the LORD! Not your church, not your denomination: neither their creeds, beliefs, nor chosen doctrines! You accepted our LORD'S Truths, according to His Scriptures; and you vowed to keep His (and only His!) Assignments upon this Earth! These must keep a higher priority over any "political correctness." Political correctness is only found in Satan's toolbox: God has never ONCE used this in His Scriptures. Now, step up! And do God's work here, on this Earth! According to His Truths, His Scriptures, and YOUR ETERNAL LIFE, as you see Him judging it one day.
The remainder of this letter is addressed, mostly, to the Christian Pastors of this world. Not entirely . . . but mostly. The Book of Revelation is not 100% inclusive in any of its words/facts/truths. In Revelation, God is giving a "general description," to John, regarding our world today: but God is using a "broad brush" in His teachings. When God reveals massive failures, on the part of mankind, He is not including everyone: there shall be exceptions! Indeed, the only reason that God gives all of these details in Revelation is so that some might just open their eyes and ears (and learn) from God's warnings. Not all shall fail God, in this world. There will be exceptions and Revelation documents some of these exceptions. So, pastors . . . your necessary works are clearly taught throughout God's Gospels; and your necessary warnings are taught throughout God's Book of Revelation. The broad details written in Revelation do not preclude your success! One could, if they so chose, actually consider "heeding" God's immense advice/warnings so as to "assist" (or even guide others to) their success in these end-times! You see, the Book of Revelation is not just a book of condemnation. No! It is actually a detailed road-map for these end-times: but only for those who have the patience and the faith of the saints.
The Bible never, ever, teaches that Satan wants to destroy mankind. (Only Satan has convinced this world of such a lie, so we will be blinded to his more important works in this world.) Oh, he keeps his Satan-worshipping business going, on the side, but this is only to distract us from his most important works regarding his attempts to trick mankind into believing that he is God. The truth-of-the-matter is that Satan absolutely needs us and he needs us to do well, according to his terms. What are Satan's terms? The Bible only teaches us one thing about Satan. Satan wants to be God! If he can't be God in Heaven, then he will try to be God on this Earth. Satan needs us! He wants us to bow down and worship him as God! This is all he desired, from God's angels, back when he lived in Heaven. This is all he asked of Jesus, on the mountaintop: for Jesus to worship him, here on this Earth. So, Satan needs us to do well enough to remain happy and he needs us to accept his many lies over the past 2,000 years. One of his lies has been convincing religious folks that any who are not of their flock are going to hell. (You see, Satan invented the "divide-and-conquer" concept. In this, he has assured that a "divided mankind" shall never be able to return to the Truths of One God.) Another of his lies was to convince us to read a Bible that he edited himself. Reference this truth by clicking here.
And we obeyed. Thanks to Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort at the link above, we joyfully obeyed, and followed Satan's lies.
Read and carefully study the link above: because we are still following Satan's Biblical lies, today!
Remember that Satan has had 2,000 years to introduce one little lie here and then one little lie there. (Oh, he started long before this, but we are only talking about the Christian faith here.) Some of his lies took hold and some did not. But 2,000 years is a very long time! Quite honestly, Satan now has this world convinced that Jesus was born in December (when He was actually born in the Fall: the Romans always took their census in the Fall, after the crops had been harvested and the farmers had the most money to tax, and also the ability to pay. This is why Mary and Joseph were required to travel to Bethlehem so urgently. Their penalty for not making the journey was death.) So, know that Jesus was actually born on the Feast of Tabernacles (which occurs in the Fall) when all Jews were supposed to live in temporary domiciles for seven days.
Today, Satan also has this world utterly convinced that Jesus died on a Friday afternoon and then resurrected on a Sunday morning: this day being called Easter. Thanks to the ancient efforts of Satan, we even have our "traditional and beloved" special religious services dedicated to Good Friday, then special sunrise services for Easter (or Sunday) Morning, and even special meals for both of these days. All this! While Jesus actually told this entire world (by way of GOD'S SCRIPTURES!) that He would be destroyed (meaning to "lay dead in the tomb") for three days and three nights. Jesus stated this quite clearly! And He vowed to then rise so as to rebuild God's church upon this world. Well, the truth of Biblical events is that Christ actually died at the ninth hour of daylight on a Wednesday: this was the beginning of the Temple Passover preparation. The Passover was not meant to merely "represent or symbolize" anything to mankind! The Passover, was ABSOLUTELY, the beginning of Moses' (and mankind's!) journey to God's Promised Land. And it was the lamb that made this entire journey possible! The Day of Passover is actually a day of work and preparation for the high Sabbath that follows: the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is a required day of rest. Jesus drew his last breath at the ninth hour of daylight (meaning three hours before the Passover was ended at sunset). As mentioned, Wednesday sunset began the Feast of Unleavened bread and was a high Sabbath: no work allowed. There is some disagreement about Thursday sunset because from all current knowledge, it was not a high Sabbath. Many speculate that Mary and Martha purchased the raw materials for the burial ointments and spices, then prepared them on that day: considerable time is required for crushing, mixing, heating, condensing, extracting, filtering through cheesecloth, and further mixing work. Friday sunset began the weekly Sabbath: no work allowed. Saturday sunset was a new day of a new week, and the world was now to get back to work. (There is another page, here at this website, that gives many highly detailed Scriptural proofs to document everything you just read above.)
But Satan has hidden all of these Godly facts and deeds from us. He has kept all of this out of our worship: in Christian churches. Indeed, barely a Christian upon this earth knows any of these Godly details. Barely a Christian upon this earth knows that God (Christ) died on the sunset of a Wednesday and was raised from the dead on the sunset of a Saturday: meaning three days and three nights! My friend, do the math yourself! Read your Scriptures, do the math yourself, and do not allow any other religious person to bend, twist, or contort God's Words so as to fit their own "beloved and traditional" religious vanities! Three days and three nights: if they begin on a Wednesday sunset, then they can only end on a Saturday sunset. Set all of your Christian beliefs aside and do the math of Jesus yourself. Christ left that tomb on a Saturday evening after the weekly Sabbath (meaning "God's rest") ended. But no . . . Satan has this entire world worshipping on a Sunday morning! Meaning three days and four nights! We shall prove, on a different page here on this website, that Mary and Martha arrived at the tomb shortly after Saturday sunset. The tomb was found empty Saturday evening and Scripture teaches this! (A hint: Strongs number G2020. Used only twice in the New Testament: once to describe the death of Jesus and once to describe the resurrection of Jesus. In both cases, it has nothing to do with the timing of a sunrise, but rather the timing of a sunset. Understand this Greek word!)
But enough about Christ here: this letter is about Satan!
One excellent way to understand Satan is to think of a company that is known worldwide: Proctor & Gamble. Many other companies would fit this description just as well (such as General Motors. Unilever, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and others.) But let us just discuss Proctor & Gamble here. They make a great many products that all serve the same purpose. For instance, laundry soap. We all need laundry soap. Just in North America, Proctor & Gamble makes Ariel, Bold, Cheer, Era, Gain, Tide, and others! If you think to yourself that "you do not care for Tide, so you purchase Cheer (because you believe it to be a better product)," then you have still become a customer of Proctor & Gamble! Think about that for a moment. When you walk into a grocery store, there is a large chance that you will be leaving with one of their detergents, one way or another. Now, think about Satan. He performs this-work-here and that-work-there. He truly cherishes his so-called Satan worshippers here on earth because they help to hide his other works. He loves religious cults who frequently make the news because of their horrible deeds. He loves Television Evangelists who are frequently found in scandals because of their various greeds caused by money issues. All of this distracts us from his primary works "elsewhere." (Satan knows us, and he knows that if we can see him working "over there," then we know we are safe "over here." Well, this is nonsense and Satan is using our stupidity to his advantage.) This "elsewhere" certainly includes his work in various churches. Revelation clearly details his works within the Catholic Church. One of these details is the Catholic Church becoming drunk in the blood of the saints. (Revelation 17:6 above.) The point of this paragraph is that just because you can clearly see Satan's works over there, do not think that you are immune to his influences in your very life. (Unless you take extraordinary measures while shopping, you will never see the name Proctor & Gamble in your grocery store. But oh, how you do give them so much of your money, seeing neither their name nor their presence in your life.) Similarly, Satan's works are nearly everywhere. Mankind tends to only see this world as one-dimensional: meaning "our little life in front of us." This one-dimension, that we see, would also include seeing Satan as only capable of working through our one-dimension: however, we cannot conceive of the immense possibilities available to him. While Satan is certainly not God, he (and his minions) are everywhere: working in so many different ways!
(The greatest failure of mankind today? The precursor of the Abomination of Desolation? This author says "YES.")
What Bible is a Christian to follow? For every "person" reading this letter, their answer shall be found at the link, a few paragraphs above. (And oh, you shall find a great lesson there: regarding the other works of Satan, in this world!)
But for every "pastor" reading this letter, their answer shall be not only found at the link, a few paragraphs above: but their answers shall also be PROVED in the Truths of God, presented below.
Please do examine the link supplied above, or just click here before continuing further.
At the link provided above, most Protestant churches will learn that they have voluntarily chosen to follow one of the many Bibles that Satan has supplied to this world. God supplied just ONE (or possibly two!). Nearly all churches, today, have chosen to follow any Bible other than the "authorized" King James Bible. At that link provided above, one can easily see how the vast majority of Bibles, today, teach of a very "broad and easy" path toward Heaven. Examples of this "broad and easy" path are given at that link! Well, Christ had something quite different to say about this in Matthew, Chapter 7.
CONSEQUENCES! Nearly all Bibles, today, teach that there are no consequences to the life we live today. Just believe! Just believe on the name of Jesus and all shall be forgiven. Just call on the name of Jesus and he shall hear you. Just believe that Jesus is Lord and you shall find Heaven! All Laws of God were "nailed to the cross," so now, just believe in the name of Jesus and all shall be forgiven. Oh, such a "wide path" to salvation! So, what did Christ, Himself, personally teach this world about consequences and our "true path" to Heaven?
Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
All Protestant faiths know this verse quite well. But Satan has BLINDED them (by way of Westcott and Hort's other bibles) to the verse just prior to Matthew 7:14:
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Oh, my dearly beloved "fellow Christians:" and pastors of all faiths! Please, please! Do not follow any teaching that states: if we "just believe in the name of Jesus Christ," then we will be forgiven and accepted into Heaven. Do not follow any teaching that states: if we "just accept Jesus as our Savior, then we will be forgiven and accepted into Heaven. These very beliefs (and many more like them) could possibly prove to be mankind's greatest failure in this LIFE: regarding Christ, and GOD! Satan wants you to fail GOD! Satan wants us all to follow the easy path that he has laid before us, by way of Westcott and Hort's other Bibles! The easy path only leads us to worship Satan: who is pretending to be GOD, here in this world! So remember that it is only Satan who waits for us at the end of the easy path. These other Bibles only show us the easy path and a wide gate. The King James Version of the Bible shows us God's true gate: and the narrow path to that gate.
These many other bibles, built upon Westcott's and Hort's wide-and-easy path, were inspired by Satan, long ago, and have placed lies within the teachings of Paul so that cause folks to IGNORE what Christ, Himself, taught. Christ's words can seem difficult (or at least challenging), but Paul's words have been made to seem effortless. Oh, how Paul's words are so enticing.
Pastors! You know that if Paul was standing here today, he would tell you that if you ever think that his words come even close to disagreeing with what Christ taught, THEN FOLLOW CHRIST! Pastors! There is enough Truth, Wisdom, and Knowledge in God's Scriptures sent down from Heaven to keep you teaching for rest of your life. Forget about Paul! Paul's teachings are NOT Scripture: and they NEVER WERE! God has sent you plenty of material within His Scriptures to keep you busy for the rest of your lives! The words of Paul cannot defeat Satan, but the Word of God can! The words of Paul cannot get mankind to Heaven, but the Word of God can! And will!
NINTH FAILURE (This world's ONLY defense to the Abomination of Desolation! OUR PASTORS!)
With all of these documented failures above, we still have Pastors "breaking eggs" trying to make a cake, here and there. That housewife who broke that egg at the beginning of this letter only desired to make that cake, "hers!" The cake mix was already just FINE! She really did not improve the cake mix: she was just tricked into enjoying the cake mix by way of the thoughtfully-crafted instructions!
So now we come to the instructions! The intent of this letter is to show how the cake mix comes from God. It has always been just fine, as delivered. Again, the egg never did improve the cake mix! However, the instructions (and salesmanship) come from Satan (and oh, how many church leaders has Satan fooled over the past 6,000 years.) Pastors need to follow (and only follow!) the Scriptures that God has sent down to this world. Any pastor who merely (or blindly) follows Earthly, or manmade, instructions (known as Church Doctrine, Creeds, traditions, or religious beliefs) will fail in:
Their personal beliefs being undefended from Satan,
Their religion being infiltrated by concepts opposed by God,
Their creed being based upon non-Biblical lies,
Their teachings (in church) being based upon old-fashioned and beloved falsehoods (meaning other instructions) that, long ago, found a way into a religion which had also failed to defend itself against non-Biblical lies! So these beloved falsehoods became: traditions. Oh, it is so easy to just go with tradition. (And Satan knows this.) (And God knows this.) (And every reader now knows this.)
Revelation 17:5 teaches this very lesson. It is very easy for all of the Protestant faiths of today to see the evils and lies that slowly crept into the "undefended Catholic faith," beginning some 1,700 years ago. The Catholic faith is not "evil." It never was evil! But the Catholic church (from its inception!) never made even the smallest attempt to defend itself from the wiles of Satan! The moment this church became "political," was the moment this church started following the LAM! And quite sadly, the Book of Revelation teaches the results of their lack-of-effort. However, it is a keen truth of GOD that this very same verse teaches this very same lesson about every Protestant faith of today! These Protestant faiths of today, seemingly "enjoying their ability" to sit in judgment of that great whore in Rome . . . their mother! Just imagine: the harlots are sitting in judgement of the whore! If this were not so serious, it would be quite comical.
(Did we mention, earlier, that some medicines are harder to take than others?)
So, Pastors . . . here is your wisdom regarding this entire lesson. The cake mix was sent down from God (as Scripture). Satan is absolutely unable to get rid of, or change God's ingredients placed within His cake mix (Scripture). But oh, how Satan is able to alter the instructions for the consumer. God has made certain that His true Scriptures can always and easily be found upon this Earth by any person who seeks His Scriptures and His Truths. And God has made certain that Satan has no power to change that which was written in Heaven; and then sent down to this Earth: meaning His Scriptures! But oh, how Satan can rewrite some of the letters that mankind has mistakenly placed in the Bible, but these are not (and have never been) Scripture, sent down from Heaven. Satan can certainly deceive this world according to his abilities: this is all taught by God in the Bible. This would include, but is not limited to: our traditions, our societal vanities regarding how we accept God's Laws into our so-called modern lives, and our churchly beliefs (including creeds, doctrines, and curriculums). Satan's authority and abilities are staggering. He also possesses a full third of God's Angels to assist him throughout this Earth. So, Pastors . . . here are your truths regarding this entire lesson. Do not depart from God's original Scriptures! INDEED, RETURN TO THEM! All glory belongs to God and no Pastor is worthy of even the smallest amount of glory. Stop breaking your eggs (trying to interpret God's Scriptures for today's world), stop altering God's Scriptures so as to accommodate the whims of mankind today, and stop trying to put your "personal spiritual twist" on what you think God was actually trying to say regarding today's world: so as to be "politically correct." Run away from the LAM as fast as you can: because you are as vulnerable as any other person upon this Earth. Understand that you are as vulnerable as any prior Catholic church leader: over the last 1,700 years. And know that great dangers are in store for mankind (and all of Christianity) soon!
Revelation's "abomination of desolation" is nigh upon us! The abomination is actually the Abominator. This would be Satan: attempting to be God, here on this Earth. (This is all Satan has ever desired, honestly.) Yes, he also attempted to be God, in Heaven, but he lost that fight long ago. So now, he is determined to be God, on Earth; and he is currently winning that fight. Indeed, Revelation teaches that Satan shall win this fight, right up to the point where Christ returns to this world for the second time. So, again, Satan is the Abominator! Satan shall truly stand in the holy place (probably Jerusalem, but this is not required) and he shall claim to be God! This WILL happen according to Revelation. We cannot stop this: it is written! And this entire world shall believe that Satan is God: thereby making our true God "desolate" in this world. We cannot stop this: it is written! Desolate means isolated, or all alone. Once this entire world believes that Satan is our God, then our LORD truly shall become desolate (meaning "all alone") upon this Earth and Christ shall then return to save that which was lost, once again! Also, since there is no rapture, "nearly" all Christians, in that day, shall fully take part in making God (and Christ) desolate in this world. We cannot stop this: it is written! But we CAN mitigate it: for this has not been written!
So, pastors . . . stop what you can stop in your little corner of this world. Only you can save pieces of this world, because you are the keepers of God's Scriptures. Maybe not the "keepers," but certainly you are the most knowledgeable regarding what is Scripture and what is not Scripture upon this Earth! You know this to be true and you know what your responsibility to God is as the end-time approaches! Stop breaking your stupid eggs, stop trying to improve on solid 4,000-year-old Truths, and just teach and re-teach GOD'S KNOWN SCRIPTURES!
So, pastors . . . learn from your predecessor: the Catholic church. You are not invincible! It IS possible for Satan to defeat you. But not if you adhere to GOD'S KNOWN SCRIPTURES! Leave your eggs in the refrigerator, so they won't go bad. And return to what you know to be good. There are a great many reasons that God taught this world that, "all power and glory belongs to Him." (For you see, He knows us; and He understands us.) The LAMB gave/directed all power and glory to His Father in Heaven. The LAM gives just a bit of that power and glory back to the user. Just a little bit though. Today, a little bit. Tomorrow a little bit. Just the smallest amount! This is NOT GOOD . . . NOT GOOD AT ALL! Especially after twenty, thirty, or maybe forty-years of the LAM.
TENTH FAILURE (coming to this world . . . in the near future)
Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
And sadly . . . but surely is coming later:
Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
Again, know that the Book of Revelation does not bode-well for Christians! As explained above, there is no rapture! Just as God's very Elect shall pass through the entire tribulation, the average Christian must do the same. The Book of Revelation also teaches that the entire world (including all Christian faiths) shall give gifts, one to another, when God's last two prophets are killed by Satan.
OF CRITICAL NOTE BY THIS AUTHOR:
The Book of Revelation clearly teaches that at His second coming, God's Elect shall rise to meet Christ (while He is descending). At this point, they shall be changed in the "twinkling of an eye" (after the last trump "of Revelation") and become Christ's forever. They shall then finish the descent (alongside of Christ) and rule this world with Him for one-thousand years. Well, there is a small problem here that might interest every Pastor. There are other verses in the Bible, including a few written by Enoch (outside of the Bible) that give a strong indication of a much higher number than the 144,000 Elect rising to meet Christ, half way down in His descent! Pay very close attention here. Yes, it is written that God shall seal His Elect just before the Great Tribulation. This number is exact and cannot be changed! These Elect shall be scattered across the Earth for protection. (Revelation teaches that the Earth shall protect God's Elect, to some degree. And the angel Michael shall finish this protection for God.) Again, all of this is written and cannot be changed. But there is much that has not been written regarding this great event. There are other indicators that the number of "Christ's chosen" to meet Him during His descent from Heaven is much greater than 144,000. But how could this be? Yes, many verses do teach of these higher numbers. Could it be? Could it possibly be that some do actually change their ways during the lengthy, and horrible, years of Tribulation? So, this author shall ask you a question now. How else could "God's Beloved" increase from the original sealed 144,000 to perhaps a million, or many, many more? Oh, much has truly been written by God, but there is so much more that was never written!
Speaking of God's last two prophets:
Revelation 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
My dearest friend, these events of Revelation cannot happen for quite some time yet. We are getting closer, every day, but there is a schedule of events found in Revelation. Even if the two end-time prophets were to appear today, there would still be three-and-a-half years to change your ways! And much more must happen, in this world, before these two make their appearance.
Every person needs to understand that from mankind's point-of-view, everything shall seem to be backwards when the end-days approach. This is solely because God gave us advance notice/details in His Book of Revelation and through His prophet, Ezekiel. A great many religious leaders shall truly call God's last two messengers the Anti-Christ and they shall greatly anticipate the deaths of God's messengers. (This will happen because these last two messengers will speak many bad things regarding the current religious leaders in that day. And this world shall truly listen to their religious leaders, in that day, just as they did back in Jesus' day.) A great many religious leaders shall believe that Satan (the abomination of desolation) is truly our God because Satan shall have deceived the entire world by pointing/directing their hatreds to God's final two messengers. In that day when God's two final messengers are killed, the reason that the entire world shall send gifts, one to another, is because they shall have been taught, by their religious leaders, that the Anti-Christ has finally been destroyed. (But quite sadly, Scripture actually teaches that the Anti-Christ is not defeated in this world, until after Christ returns to destroy the Anti-Christ Himself.) With everything seeming to be backwards for us, mankind, all of this shall be normal with God. For in the old days, the ancient Hebrew leaders hated and persecuted God's prophets. After the ten tribes of Israel were captured and later scattered, this left only the Jews in ancient Palestine (meaning the tribes of Judah, Levi, and Benjamin). These ancient Jewish leaders hated and persecuted God's prophets also. And when the Messiah came (using the body of Jesus), he too (along with John, the Baptist) was hated and persecuted. Do note: that in all of these ancient cases, it was never the common folks who hated and persecuted. No, it was the religious leaders and political leaders who hated and persecuted. So, regarding the events that will occur in our end-days, none of this will be new to God, our Father: indeed, He has seen it over, and over again. The Book of Revelation clearly teaches that all of this will happen again, at the end-time.
SO . . . given that the Book of Revelation does not bode-well for Christians, what is a Christian to do with the Truths of God found here? This does require an answer today (or fairly soon). So, for now, just be patient and think about the Truths of God which Christ has placed here in this world. Please do consider what you have read here, today. Study these Bible verses yourself. Do understand that Satan has written many Bibles for mankind to follow today: we have the sins of Westcott and Hort to thank for that. But after Satan finished his work with Westcott and Hort, he needed dozens of other religious leaders to follow the LAM (Look At Me): and then write dozens of "replacement" Bibles with each of these religious leaders believing that they "just wrote write a BETTER BIBLE than what God supplied to this world." (Hey! LOOK AT ME!) So, do hear what your church teaches you if you so desire: they are not entirely wrong or evil. But do learn and truly consider God's Truths placed in His Authorized Bible (the King James Version: it is no accident that God, Himself, long ago caused this world to call it the Authorized Bible). God (meaning Christ) wants us to learn His real Truths that He placed in His Bible. So just study His Word a bit (during your quiet times at home). As you are doing these two very simple things, please do live your life according to the Ten Commandments that Christ wrote-in-stone for Moses; and live your life according to the Eleventh Commandment that Christ personally delivered, using the voice of Jesus, and then just take a break . . . from it all. Quite honestly, this is all that Christ requires from us here. Quite honestly, this is all that you need to do: for if any person can truly follow God's Commandments, here on Earth, then God has assured them a place in His Kingdom.
And oh . . . that Eleventh Commandment that Christ personally delivered to this world? The one that Satan has spent 2,000 years trying to pervert into some sort of "Golden Rule" which falsely teaches: "Do unto others as you "expect" they might do unto you?" It actually states the following:
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Do notice that this is the only instance of Jesus issuing a Commandment of God using the pronoun "I." Jesus was just the temporary body that Christ, our God, used for a little while. But this was also one of the last messages that Jesus delivered to this world, before his death. This truly is God's Eleventh Commandment to this world.
And it is perhaps more difficult than any of the prior Ten Commandments. For this commandment requires us to love people we have never even met, people we would not like to meet, and people who we cannot possibly understand. You see, this includes Muslims, Mexicans, Blacks, Orientals, Asians, Whites, Browns, Arabs, Iranians, Koreans, and any sort of other term you can think of. Oh, this can be so hard: but oh, God has really made this so easy for us also. So! Has God/Christ loved you (and your sinning ways)? OK! Now, you do the same. It is easier than you think: if you honestly consider it.
This author does not make many promises in this world. But he does make ONE here: after you have considered much (and rested a bit from what you have learned), then one day when life is quiet, talk to God. Just talk to Him. I cannot promise every person will receive an answer from God, but I can promise every person in this world one thing:
If God sees that you are at least "trying" in life, then He will answer you. You don't even have to be successful. God sees everything that in your heart! Once He sees that you are asking "from your heart," He will know you are serious and that you are ready for an answer. And He will answer every question you send His way.
This author shall add to these ten failures, above, as courage allows. There are a great many more, lying in wait, but only the high priority failures have been documented thus far. It is not this author's given purpose to teach this world. But this author will go out on a limb and give one further message to this world's pastors. Honestly, it is not a message, but rather a task:
So, pastors! You know, for a certainty, that before God condemns, He always presents a solution (or an answer) to mankind. This is just how God works. So, know now, that Revelation 17, no matter how close it is to being a reality, has not yet been completed. Oh, it is close: very, very close. But it is not yet finished. God does present Christian pastors a solution to Revelation 17 in His Bible! Not at the macro-level (meaning worldwide) because worldwide, God's words regarding this Truth have been written. And God's words shall prove to be true. But at the street level (corner of 3rd and Main St.) or even the homestead level (four blocks from 3rd and Main St.) there ARE viable solutions to Revelation 17. Where? Well, honestly, they are found hidden in Revelation 17. So, pastors, here is your task:
Revelation 17 contains 18 verses. Now, this author could be wrong, but this author sees at least 10 combined solutions to the Christian crisis detailed in Revelation 17. Seven verses are major and three are minor. (A very smart pastor will be able to improve on these numbers.)
The major verses are 1, 2, 4, 13, 14, 17, and 18.
The minor verses are 6, 8, and 12.
This author's task, for any pastor, or any person, is to read the above verses and write down the solution for each verse, one-by-one. Seven major and three minor. You may improve on this if you so desire.
The Pastoral (or an individual's) solution to Revelation 17 shall be found in the words you wrote! One-by-one: verse-by-verse. There is not always one easy answer in life. The solution is a group of answers: many small tasks and things to remember, or to shy away from. God always provides a solution for this world! But you must remember one thing: if God has written a Truth, then you cannot defeat it. But there are many things in Revelation 17 that are not written. If your solutions do not violate what has been written by God, then they are freely available for you to find success.
Of great assistance for this task, would be an understanding of "the patience and the faith of the saints." It is quite possible that the task, detailed above, cannot be accomplished without understanding the patience and the faith of the saints. So, we shall include this here (from elsewhere on this website).
Revelation 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Regarding this lesson from God, please pay no attention to the exact examples that He gave. Just consider the general idea and this Truth of God becomes apparent. God is teaching us that, "whatever we choose to pursue here in this world, will eventually destroy us." So, what do you, the reader pursue here in this world? A nicer car, better paying job, a bigger house, a promotion at work, a lawnmower like your neighbor has, more money? If you sell your car that has transmission troubles, will you tell the prospective buyer? If you are selling your house that has a termite problem or foundation problem, will you tell the prospective buyer? If your employer accidentally overpays you next week, will you notify them of their error? If another person at work seems to be getting closer to the promotion that you desire, will you make them appear deficient to others? So, just what do you pursue in this world?
In the book of Genesis, Chapter 23, the wife of Abraham died. Abraham grieved greatly. Please do understand that Abraham is the only person ever identified in the Bible as "the friend of God." Well, Abraham needed to bury his beloved wife, Sarah. He attempted to purchase a cave for her burial, but the local folks would have no part in accepting his money. He had earlier saved the lives of every person in that region by destroying a combined marauding (and looting) army of four kings: thereby becoming a legend throughout the land. The people there, refused Abraham's offer of money for the cave and demanded to give him the cave for free. But Abraham would have none of it. After much arguing, they finally permitted him to purchase the cave for 400 pieces of silver: the full-and-fair value of the cave.
For his entire life, this Friend of God only pursued one thing: righteousness! He never cheated one soul. He only accepted fair value, even when it was to his detriment. The book of Genesis is quite clear in its description of the ways of Abraham throughout his life. Any reader of Genesis can clearly see what Abraham, the friend of God, pursued in his life.
So, this author must ask every person here to consider again, "What do you pursue here in this world?" You do not have to be "an Abraham" to get into Heaven, but the general direction of the road Abraham traveled would obviously be a good road for us to follow through life. Right? Christ taught this world that we cannot pursue ANYTHING that is of this world if we truly desire to only pursue the Ways of God:
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
What is mammon? Some would disagree, but honestly, mammon (to God) means: anything that you find in this world! To those who disagree, this author would direct you back to Matthew 6:25. Few people (living in today's world) can understand this verse, quite honestly. But that is only because most serve mammon and few serve God.
Now, finally, to that pastor at the corner of 3rd and Main Street! You understand what was written above! Teach it! If you completed the above task regarding Revelation 17, then read your solutions, line-by-line. The leadership of your denomination is absolutely wrong in everything they teach. Revelation 17 says so! Just one of the reasons for this is because they teach 75% from the words that Paul wrote. And they understand nothing of Paul's words. Read the Truths of God this author has presented in this very long letter. Every one of them came from God, HIMSELF! Start teaching the Truths of God, there at the corner of 3rd and Main St.
There is a reason that your denomination cannot explain the seven Spirits of God (sent to every square inch of this Earth) found in Revelation 1:4, 3:1, 4:5, and 5:6!
There is a reason that your denomination cannot explain its failure regarding God's very simple Fourth Commandment! Rules cannot get any more simple than God's Fourth Commandment. This one is as easy as tying your shoelaces in the morning.
There is a reason that your denomination cannot explain the words of Zechariah 14 where it teaches that in the end time, when Christ rules upon this Earth, that the entire world will still keep that ancient Hebrew Holy Day called the Feast of Tabernacles.
There is a reason that your denomination cannot explain why God's very Elect are called from the Twelve Tribes of Israel and not from God's favorite Twelve Christian denominations. This very reason is also why your denomination cannot explain exactly where the lost ten tribes of Israel are today.
There is a reason that your denomination cannot explain just how, and why, these old tribes of Israel even exist (let alone being described, by God, as his most beloved upon this Earth; in our fast-approaching end-time.) This very reason is also why your denomination cannot explain even the first verse of the Book of James, the brother of Jesus.
There is a reason that your denomination cannot explain why not one of God's Elect are ever mentioned as being a Christian!
There is a reason that your denomination cannot explain how it was Christ, Himself, who Personally closed God's entire Old Testament with the words, "For I am the LORD, I change not!" (Malachi 3:6) And then your same denomination leadership LOUDLY AND PROUDLY declares that ALL of the old laws of God were hung on the cross . . . by our one God who swore that He would never, but ever change! Sad. Very sad. Enough to make one cry. Even Jesus.
So, to that pastor at the corner of 3rd and Main Street! Your answers lie in Revelation 17:5, with a strong guidance coming from the last dozen, or so, sentences. And the section before that. And the prior section about Abraham.
Your abominations spoken in Revelation 17:5 are the cause of your denomination's failures with God. If you think about it, the only way that any church can commit an abomination to God is for that church to change the Word of God! SIMPLE!
One must never (but ever!) bend, twist, contort, pervert, negate, or otherwise "lessen" even one Word of God sent down to this world. This especially includes when your denomination requires you to teach that the Word of God might be just "spiritual in nature," or "symbolic in nature;" so that you can start spewing forth certain vanities to make it appear that God's teachings might agree with mankind's current whims and vanities.
This is EXACTLY what the Jewish leaders were doing when Christ came to this world as Jesus. Our LORD does not permit this and the letters (and epistles) of the New Testament writers accurately predict (and warn against) these very actions of your denominations today! Revelation 17:5 is your modern-day proof: personally sent down from God, Himself. God shall NEVER change so as to fit mankind's vanities! Mankind is always required to change so as to fit into the Truths of God placed within His Word. If there is something that you do not understand about God's Word in the Bible, then just tell God's children that you do not understand this-or-that! THIS IS EASY!
Some medicines nearly kill you . . . just before they save your life.