Please watch this video from the beginning as it will prepare you for what’s to come. Otherwise you may not see the deception.
This is a diary-style update about some things about my life, the strangest video that I’m soon going to release, and some advice on Bible study.
This post deals with the issue in the second chapter of the second Paul’s epistle to Thessalonians. Here’s the entire chapter:
In the third verse we read “Let no man deceive you by any means (…)”. When you encounter such warnings of the Holy Spirit, pay attention, because it’s likely we were already deceived about what follows. And that’s the definitely the case!
Here’s the third verse:
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
This chapter’s keyword is contained in this verse. And it was mistranslated. This word is “aspostasia” which is translated as “falling away”.
Nowhere in Greek lexicons do we find this word meaning “falling away”.
This word is usually translated as “departure”.
This word can also be translated as:
Defection – which means desertion of one’s country in favor of another one.
It can also mean:
The noun apostasiah is used only twice in the New Testament; the second instance is translated as “forsake” and is found in Acts 21:21 where it’s about forsaking the commandment of God given through Moses to circumcise children.
The verb form of apostasiah, however, is used sixteen times in the NT, and only three times it’s to do with departing from faith. The three verses that use this word in this told manner are:
1. Luke 8:13 which mentions the verb “fall away” and in this verse Jesus tells about what happens to certain persons when the word of God is sown in their hearts. It’s told that some receive the word gladly but in the time of temptation they “fall away”.
2. The next verse that mentions this verb in connection with departure from faith is found in 1 Timothy 4:1, which is supposed to refer to the very falling away that Paul talks about in his second epistle to Thessalonians. Yet in the epistle to Timothy Paul simply explains what the Holy Spirit expressly told about the future Christians – that many will fall away because they will be seduced by the doctrines of demons.
Nothing is mentioned about the revealing of the man of sin, or that it’s the first sign of the coming horrors, which shows that the actual falling away predicted by Paul in his epistle to Timothy is not a sign but a prophecy that came true already and has nothing to do withapostasiah, the departure, mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.
3. The last chapter which mentions falling away in relation to departure from faith is found in Hebrews 3:12, where it’s rendered as “depature from the Living God” because of the evil heart of unbelief.
Now the next few verses that have the verb form of apostasiah (which is aphistemi) are these:
- It’s translated as departure from iniquity in 2 Timothy 2:19.
- It’s translated as withdrawal from the men of corrupt minds in 1 Timothy 2:19.
- It’s translated as not departing from the temple of God in Luke 2:37.
- It’s translated as “depart” in relation to Satan’s messenger in Paul’s flesh in 2 Corinthians 12:8.
- It’s translated as the departure of an angel in Acts 12:10.
- It’s translated as Satan’s departure from Jesus after failing to tempt him for forty days in Luke 4:13.
- It’s translated as Paul’s departure from unbelievers in Acts 19:9.
As you see, in the vast majority of instances this verb is translated as to do with spacial departure and not a departure from an idea or faith.
The verb form of apostasiah usually means a literal change of place, and we find that this very meaning also applies to 2 Thessalonians 2:3! The word “departure” perfectly fits the context, and it explains the whole letter!
This word, of course, refers to our departing out of here – the Holy Spirit filled born-again Christians will be raptured and only then the man of sin will be revealed!
The further proof of that is the fact that KJV predecessor Bibles used exactly this word!
Five Textus-Receptus-based Bibles translated the apostasiah word as “departing” or used its equivalents:
- 1519 Greek Latin Erasmus New Testament mentions the Latin word “defectio” which means “defection” – desertion of one’s country in favor of another one.
- Tyndale Bible of 1534 – “Let no man deceive you by any means, for the Lord cometh not, except there come a departing first, and that that sinful man be opened, the son of perdition”.
- Coverdale Bible of 1535 – mentions the archaic word form of “departing”.
- Cranmer Bible of 1539 – “(…) for the Lord shall not come except there come a departing first (…).”
- Geneva Bible of 1557 – “(…) except there come a departing first (…).”
This word apostasiah comes from the word aphistemi which means to:
- cause to withdraw
- go away
- withdraw from one
- absent one’s self from…
Aphistemi comes from two root words – “apo” and “histemi”.
“Apo” means “away”, “deserting”, “distance”, “from”, “separation of one thing from another”.
“Histemi” – means “to set up”, “in the presence of others”, “in the midst”, “to place”, “to make firm”, “to fix”, “to establish”, “to cause a thing or person to keep his place”, “to stand”, “to be kept intact”.
So the original word clearly means departure from something that’s established, or being taken from the midst.
Verse seven further proves that the whole chapter is about rapture, and that the mentioned “falling away” is the departure of the Holy Spirit from the earth. It again confirms what has been already covered, which makes this sentence the third one mentioning rapture in this chapter!
Here are all three instances, with the third one explained below:
As you can see, the correct translation of the verse seven should be something like this:
(…) but at this moment it’s holding back until it’s taken out of the midst.
What’s holding back the iniquity? The Holy Spirit! That’s why Paul says in the sixth verse “Now you know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time” – he says “now you know” because he has already told that the man of sin can only be revealed after our rapture!
If the word apostasiah would indeed mean “falling away from faith”, the “now you know” part of the letter would not make sense, since Paul didn’t mention departing from faith in the letter, or in the previous one. But in both cases he mentioned rapture.
The whole letter, when apostasiah is translated correctly, becomes clear. It’s main focus is rapture. But since the word is mistranslated, the letter is confusing and vague.
So now it becomes clear that the thing that holds the iniquity back is the Holy Spirit!
It’s us, the born-again Christians that are filled with the Holy Spirit that hold the iniquity back. When we are gone, all the horrors will start on the earth, so that even people’s hearts will fail them.
We are called the salt of the Earth by Jesus for a reason. Once we are gone, there will be nothing to stop the corruption.
We are called the salt because salt stops corruption. I’m sure that the fishermen disciples of Jesus salted their fish so that it’s kept fresh longer. So they must have clearly understood what Jesus meant by that word.
When we are no longer there, all sorts of demons and demonic entities will come out, and people who looked civilized, like the elite, will show their true colors as blood drinkers and not human. I’m sure they will openly kill people and drink their blood, and there will be many other horrors, and that’s why people’s hearts will fail them.
So as you can see, this word is definitely mistranslated. It doesn’t mean “falling away” because Greek Lexicons never mention such a possible translation. But they do mention the word “departure” as its most likely translation, which, in the second epistle of Thessalonians, means leaving this earth to be caught up with Jesus, departing the earth to go to the place better.
Does that mean we should mistrust the KJV Bible? No! Judging from their introduction letters to the Bible, those KJV translators were saved. But the Holy Spirit gradually leads each born-again Christian to the whole truth; He doesn’t reveal everything at once but only gives what we can handle. (Our hearts would also fail us if we are revealed all the truth at once!!). They did their best, but this word was definitely mistranslated.
But this does mean that we should carefully read the Scripture and forget the traditions of men, so that instead of wresting the Scripture to suit our own ideas about it, we allow it to speak to us.
Bible can teach us as it’s the Word of God – it’s not a dead-letter book but it’s the Living Word that can lead you to all the truth. But most people don’t allow it to teach them because they impose their own understanding on it.
We should not automatically assume that the accepted way of interpreting some particular word is the truth. We should look at the context and, most importantly, we should allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and point out inconsistencies and errors in the understanding of verses.
The more I understand the Bible, the more interesting it gets to study it further. God’s Word is full of mysteries, comfort and joy. May your eyes be opened to the treasures that it has!
In this article I share my research about pagan origins of the Santa Claus character, his chariot and reindeer, Christmas traditions, and the holiday itself.
Santa Claus is closely associated with bishop Nicholas, who was the bishop of Myra (modern Turkey), a city in the Roman Empire.
Unfortunately, the Byzantine church was built on the ruins of the temple of Poseidon, which should have never been done since God told us to have nothing to do with the heathen.
The bishop of that church got possessed with the spirit of Poseidon, and therefore acquired powers of this sea-god.
He was able to manipulate nature and do all sorts of miracles. He would also go out secretly at night on his white horse and leave gifts in people’s homes.
When the Catholic church heard about this miracle man, they canonized him as a saint. And thus, Saint Nicholas was born. He wore, like bishops did, traditional red bishop’s outfit trimmed in white ermine, and the pointed bishop’s hat.
The Dutch still have festivals associated with this saint, mainly St. Nicholas’ Eve which is celebrated on 5th of December and the following day which they call Saint Nicholas Day.
He’s accompanied by two black-faced companions often wearing feathered caps called Zwarte Piet.
Their faces are told to be black due to the soot of the chimneys.
Some researchers, like Helene Adeline Guerber assert that the origin of Sinterklaas and his helpers is linked with the Wild Hunt (I write about it further down) of the Germanic god Woden.
Woden had two black helper ravens who would listen and observe what’s happening in the world and report to their master what they’ve heard of seen. Likewise the black-faced helpers of Sinterklaas report what they’ve heard children say.
Odin and His Eight-Legged Horse
Odin (Oden, Oddin) was a widely revered god in pagan Nordic countries, especially among the Germanic peoples.
It’s believed that this figure was derived from the ancient Germanic god of the wind and the dead, Wodan (Woden).
This one-eyed long-bearded god who is sometimes revered as an ancestral spirit was associated with healing, death, royalty, knowledge, war, sorcery, poetry and frenzy.
He was also known in Old English as Woden who had a female counterpart Freya.
Odin traveled on his eight-legged horse across the sky as well as to the underworld called Hel, which is the same as English hell, derived from the same proto-Germanic noun meaning “the underworld”.
The name of his eight legged flying horse was Sleipnir in Old Norse mythology, which meant “slippy, or “the slipper”.
The horse was a child of a Loki and Svadilfari, a god of the race of giants of Norse mythology, who turned into a mare and mated with a stallion by the name of Svadilfari meaning “unlucky traveler”.
That wasn’t the only animal companion of Odin; he also sometimes was accompanied by two wolves or two ravens who seemed to be familiar spirits as they brought him information from other places.
The wolves named Geri and Freki, translated “the greedy one” and “the hungry one” would roam the field greedy for the corpses of those who have fallen in battle.
The two ravens Huginn and Muninn whose names mean “thought” and “mind” or “memory” flew all over the world to report everything they saw and heard to their master Odin.
He was afraid to lose these two precious companions, because they caused him to appear very wise and all-knowing.
Because of these messengers he was sometimes called the god of ravens. Ravens are also associated with Apollo, the Greek god of music. Some believe that Lucifer was a chief musician in heaven.
Upon more research I came to the conclusion that the Norse god Odin was nothing less than Satan himself, since he was always in search for information (probably of how to usurp the throne of God), he also boasted of creating the world by slaying the original Creator which well ties in with Hindu and Greek myths.
Oden also appears as a leader of the wild hunt, a ghostly procession of the dead through the winter sky.
Wild hunt involved a ghostly or supernatural group of huntsmen passing in wild pursuit.
They were believed to be either be elves, or fairies, or the dead. Their leader was usually Oden.
Seeing wild hunt often thought to presage some catastrophe such as war or plague, or at best the death of the one who witnessed it. It was believed that people encountering the hunt might be abducted to the underworld or the fairy kingdom.
So in ancient days seeing ghost-like beings in chariots with horses in the sky were a sight of dread; these days children desire to see Santa Claus in the sky!
It was also believed that people’s spirits could be pulled away during their sleep to join the wild hunt. This ghostly procession was also called wild army, ghost riders or furious army.
Could that be the relic of a true story of how disobedient angels of God descended to copulate with human women, and therefore for this transgression were not allowed to ascend back into the heavens and thus for the time being roamed the earth, until being sent to the underworld? Or this could be the evil spirits of giants, the offspring of human women and fallen angels, who were told to do only evil in the world.
Whatever it is, it’s definitely associated with evil beings that were mistakenly called “gods” by pagans and in many countries’ myths we find their descriptions of battles between each other, riding chariots in skies, and causing grief to humans.
Some tales associate the hunter Oden with dragon or the devil himself, whilst some associate him with giants. Sometimes this hunter is depicted not as riding the horse but a horse-drawn carriage.
Usually the prey of the wild hunt were young women, which, in this case, would make the members of the furious army most likely to be fallen angels. Sometimes they would slay humans or animals.
People would try to avoid these supernatural huntsmen by lying at the ground level as it was believed that Odin would not descend so low. This seems to have given birth to the belief that lighting is less likely to strike people who lie at the ground level, which also might point to the fact that the wild hunt was associated with lightning. Lightning is associated with Lucifer in the Bible, and demons themselves have electrical nature as I’ve already explained in one of my videos.
Odin was also associated with charms and other forms of magic, as well as disguise, and for this reason one of his symbols was a mask.
Further evidence that Odin and Satan is one and the same being could be found in Jacob Grimm’s interpretation of the Wild Hunt. He argued that the male figure who appeared in it was a survival of folk beliefs about the god Wodan who had…
(…) lost his sociable character, his known features, and assumed the aspect of a dark and dreadful power… a ghost and a devil.
Isn’t that similar to the Biblical account of how Lucifer was once the most beautiful being in Heaven and because of his pride he wanted to lift himself above God and was struck down to the ground and is now a fallen creature?
Since Satan loves being worshiped and is worshiped in many forms, why would it be surprising that he managed to get worship even under the disguise of a Christian holiday?
Sometimes people would bring gifts when encountering wild hunt, probably to appease the furious army so that they wouldn’t kill them. Children to this day offer milk and cookies for Santa Claus, and this might also be related to the pagan custom of leaving food offerings for the dead.
Nordic Yule Celebration
In Nordic countries the celebration connected with wild hunt is called Yule or Yuletide. It was later christianized and became known as Christmastide. Some pagan traditions have been adopted from Yule and brought into the celebration of Christmas, such as Christmas log which was called Yule log and is very likely to be the relic of ancient Celtic human sacrifices.
Yule goat is another Christmas symbol that’s pagan.
It’s likely connected with the Nordic god Thor, which was the hammer-wielding God associated with lightning, thunder, storms, oaks and fertility, so this seems to be yet another manifestation of Satan.
God Thor rode in the sky in a chariot drawn by two goats.
The tradition with the Yule Goat shifted through time. It’s sometimes associated with small straw goats hung on Christmas tree. In the past people would dress up in a rowdy way to look like a scary creature who would demand gifts.
Only during the nineteenth century the role of the Yule goat shifted to a benevolent gift-giving role. In Scandinavia the Yule Goat is best known as a Christmas ornament and a giant Yule goat made of straw is erected in towns and cities around Christmas time.
Yule boar is yet another pagan element incorporated into the celebration of Christmas known as Christmas ham.
Among the Germanic peoples the wild pig was a tribute to their god Freyr which was pictured as a phallic fertility god.
The wild pig was sacrificed for this god in the hope that he would show them favor in the coming year.
The boar’s head with an apple in its mouth was carried on a gold or silver platter to the sounds of trumpets and songs to be offered to this pagan deity.
Yule singing also got incorporated into Christmas as caroling. Originally it was the tradition of visiting cider-producing orchards reciting incantations and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year.
Yule was the time of feasting, drinking alcohol, and animal sacrifice. Ancestor spirits were likely to have been venerated at that time too. Children would leave their boots by the chimney filled with carrots and hay to feed Odin’s eight legged horse Sleipnir.
The furious host mentioned in connection with Odin is also encountered in the myths of other countries.
Bhagavata Purana (India) mentions a similar furious army led by the demon Shiva who was accompanied through the skies with horrible-looking ghosts called bhutaganas.
They were also known as ghostly hosts.
He sat on his Nandi bull. When he was seen in the sky with the ghostly procession, it was considered the most inauspicious time. (This is mentioned in Bhagavata Purana, Canto 3, Chapter 14, verses 23-24.)
We encounter the accounts of the wild hunt in Ireland and Scotland also.
In Irish and Scottish folklore such wild hunt is associated with evil spirits that neither the earth, nor heaven, nor hell welcomes which might be the evil spirits mentioned in the Book of Enoch begotten of the fallen angels and human women.
They are always depicted as troublesome and destructive and fly in groups. They attempt to snatch away the souls of dying people. They are seen as fighting battles between each other.
They are called Sluagh. They can shape-shift and thus appear as human beings. They like to walk in the air above the areas where mortals dwell. They carry sharp weapons and sometimes ride skeletal horses.
Sluagh become strongest at around the time of Halloween when the veils between the realms of humans and spirits are the thinnest.
Saturnalia – a Roman Celebration of Drunken Frenzy
Saturnalia is another celebration that’s blended with Christmas. The poet Lucian of Samosata (AD 120-180) has the god Cronus (in Ancient Rome known as Saturn) say in his poem Saturnalia:
During my week the serious is barred: no business allowed. Drinking and being drunk, noise and games of dice, appointing of kings and feasting of slaves, singing naked, clapping of tremulous hands, and occasional ducking of corked faces in icy water – such are the functions over which I preside.
Publius Papinius Statius, a 1st century AD Roman poet, recounts in his work Silvae:
December tipsy with much wine, and laughing Mirth and wanton Wit,” remembering “the glad festival of our merry Caesar and the banquet’s drunken revel.
It was lawful to be drunken, slaves could hate their masters, loot their friends’ tables, elect the kings and acknowledge them for royalty.
Lawlessness, cruelty and drunken frenzy was compared to how things were in the Golden age when Cronus was told to be the ruler of humanity.
All public and private business dealings were prohibited unless they were connected with the celebration, like cooking and baking.
No discourse shall be either composed or delivered, except it be witty and lusty, conducing to mirth and jollity.
Zeus, Hermes and Apollo were worshiped on the eve of the feast. People were giving gifts to each other. If a rich person didn’t accept the lesser gift of a poor person in exchange, Cronus threatened to murder him with his sharp sickle.
During Saturnalia people sacrificed suckling pigs at the temple of Saturn, gambling was encouraged, masters provided table service for their slaves, candles were lit everywhere.
People were role-playing and wearing masks. Overeating and drunkenness became a rule, and a sober person – an exception. Since it was the celebration connected with fertility, lust ruled – it was normal for people to engage in excessive sex.
About the Ruler of Saturnalia Celebration
Saturn, the ruler of the celebration of Saturnalia, is associated with the underworld.
During or close to Saturnalia celebration Saturn demanded human sacrifices in the form of dead gladiators.
The decapitated gladiator heads were received as offerings for the underworld god connected with Saturn, and the dead bodies were received by Saturn.
This practice was changed due to the influence of a demigod Hercules (in Bible terms we would call such a demigod a giant begotten from fallen angels and human women).
Instead of decapitated gladiator heads, Romans from then on were to offer effigies or masks, and candles were offered instead of the taking of gladiators’ lives. Therefore there’s still the custom to bake human-shaped gingerbread cookies in some countries like the US and Great Britain during Christmas.
Saturnalia was celebrated from around 17th till 23rd of December. Later it shifted to reach its climax on December 25th, as the rules of the Roman empire changed.
Saturn was usually depicted as an old wise man with a long, grey beard and a sickle in his hand. Sometimes he’s shown with children as he was known to devour his own children.
Mistletoe and Other Sacred Pagan Trees
In 1851, Pastor Henry Schwan of Cleveland, Ohio, appears to have been the person responsible for decorating the first Christmas tree in an American church. His parishioners condemned the idea as a pagan practice; some even threatened the pastor with violence. But objections soon dissipated.
Trees were always worshiped by pagans. Sometimes branches of evergreen fir trees were taken home and decorated at around Christmas time.
During Saturnalia evergreen trees were decorated and paraded through the streets. They were decorated with lit candles. The reason they chose evergreen trees is because they represented fertility. Those trees were also brought into the temple of Saturn during the celebration.
According to some sources, garlands, wreaths and other ornaments made of greenery (that could also be mistletoe since it’s the symbol of fertility as it’s ever-green) were hung over doorways and windows, as well as stairways.
Ornaments that were hung on trees were sun symbols, stars, and faces of god Janus and other gods, as well as edible treats shaped like fertility symbols, suns, moons, stars, babies and animals.
Since during Saturnalia the Sun god was worshiped too, the gold color was very common.
Gold stars and ornaments, sun faces, nuts and pine cones nestled among the wreaths of greenery were usual, as well as decorations with lamps, as theologian Tertullian notes.
Mistletoe was the most sacred plant of the Druids. It was given great reverence because it grows on the venerated oak. The custom of kissing under the mistletoe comes from the ancient idea that mistletoe is the oak’s genitals. And so it was believed that an embrace under its red berries would guarantee a fruitful union.
The Egyptians used a date palm in their celebrations of the winter solstice, which commemorated Isis, the “queen of heaven” giving birth to Osiris. Early Scandinavians worshiped the oak tree as their god Woden, but later started worshiping evergreens due to the Christmas influence.
As you see, Christmas is a blend of pagan holidays and gods. It was first started to be celebrated in 336 AD in the Roman Empire and it absorbed into itself other pagan fertility celebrations occurring at similar times in order to make it easier for pagans to be converted to Catholicism.
I don’t call those pagans Christians since their conversion was more political than for the reasons of saving them, so it’s likely that Roman Empire was full of unsaved converted pagans that continued their christianized pagan traditions.
Before that date nobody celebrated this festival. Since its roots lie in a country that invented a hybrid of Christianity and paganism called Roman Catholicism, real Christians should stay away from this celebration. It’s most likely celebrated in veneration of Satan himself, looking at gods that this celebration sprang from.
It’s false to assume that we should celebrate this date as Jesus’ birthday. Firstly, Jews did not celebrate birthdays, and nowhere in the Bible it’s told to celebrate the day of Jesus’ birth.
Next, we don’t even know when He was born, though it’s least likely that He would be born at the cold night of December, since at that night shepherds came to adore baby Jesus, and they wouldn’t stay out during the cold winter time with their sheep in the fields.
The real reason Christmas is celebrated during this cold month is probably to do with the diminishing of sun light during this month. Pagans thought that during this month the god of darkness won over the Sun god, and that they had to help him out with human and animal sacrifices as well as offerings in order for nights to get shorter and days longer and so that they are assured the fertility of the land.
As we are told by God not to learn the way of the heathen, we should stay away from this pagan holiday no matter how dear it might be to us. We were deceived by Satan in celebrating this unchristian holiday, but since now we are no longer ignorant about its origins, we should not continue celebrating something that has nothing to do with Jesus.
Due to the increased demonic activity people are loaded with demons these days. Most people will never know that they are, because of the reasons discussed in the video.
Christians shouldn’t worry if they have demons, though they should try to cast them out as much as possible. In this video I also talk about demonic Hindu practices of yoga and meditation.
In this video I give two reasons why it’s impossible for born again Christians to get the mark of the beast. The first reason is to do with God’s assurances, and the second – with time.
My favorite story from the Book of Jasher is found in chapter 11. It’s about Abram’s relationship with his idolatrous father.
The first time I heard it, I couldn’t stop laughing, so it was on my mind for quite a while to illustrate the story and share it with you.
The Book of Jasher is an apocryphal book useful for untold details about the lives of the persons mentioned in the Bible as well as in order to better understand the culture at the time, though it should not be taken as Scripture.
We find this book mentioned in the Bible in Joshua 10:13, which, by the way, is one of my favorite verses of the Bible:
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
This apocryphal book is also mentioned in 2 Samuel 1:18:
(Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold it is written in the book of Jasher.)
I hope you will enjoy watching the video. Here is the story about Abram and his idolatrous father (chapter 11, verses 13 to 49):
And in the fiftieth year of the life of Abram son of Terah, Abram came forth from the house of Noah, and went to his father’s house.
And Abram knew the Lord, and he went in his ways and instructions, and the Lord his God was with him.
And Terah his father was in those days, still captain of the host of king Nimrod, and he still followed strange gods.
And Abram came to his father’s house and saw twelve gods standing there in their temples, and the anger of Abram was kindled when he saw these images in his father’s house.
And Abram said, As the Lord liveth these images shall not remain in my father’s house; so shall the Lord who created me do unto me if in three days’ time I do not break them all.
And Abram went from them, and his anger burned within him. And Abram hastened and went from the chamber to his father’s outer court, and he found his father sitting in the court, and all his servants with him, and Abram came and sat before him.
And Abram asked his father, saying, Father, tell me where is God who created heaven and earth, and all the sons of men upon earth, and who created thee and me. And Terah answered his son Abram and said, Behold those who created us are all with us in the house.
And Abram said to his father, My lord, shew them to me I pray thee; and Terah brought Abram into the chamber of the inner court, and Abram saw, and behold the whole room was full of gods of wood and stone, twelve great images and others less than they without number.
And Terah said to his son, Behold these are they which made all thou seest upon earth, and which created me and thee, and all mankind.
And Terah bowed down to his gods, and he then went away from them, and Abram, his son, went away with him.
And when Abram had gone from them he went to his mother and sat before her, and he said to his mother, Behold, my father has shown me those who made heaven and earth, and all the sons of men.
Now, therefore, hasten and fetch a kid from the flock, and make of it savory meat, that I may bring it to my father’s gods as an offering for them to eat; perhaps I may thereby become acceptable to them.
And his mother did so, and she fetched a kid, and made savory meat thereof, and brought it to Abram, and Abram took the savory meat from his mother and brought it before his father’s gods, and he drew nigh to them that they might eat; and Terah his father, did not know of it.
And Abram saw on the day when he was sitting amongst them, that they had no voice, no hearing, no motion, and not one of them could stretch forth his hand to eat.
And Abram mocked them, and said, Surely the savory meat that I prepared has not pleased them, or perhaps it was too little for them, and for that reason they would not eat; therefore tomorrow I will prepare fresh savory meat, better and more plentiful than this, in order that I may see the result.
And it was on the next day that Abram directed his mother concerning the savory meat, and his mother rose and fetched three fine kids from the flock, and she made of them some excellent savory meat, such as her son was fond of, and she gave it to her son Abram; and Terah his father did not know of it.
And Abram took the savory meat from his mother, and brought it before his father’s gods into the chamber; and he came nigh unto them that they might eat, and he placed it before them, and Abram sat before them all day, thinking perhaps they might eat.
And Abram viewed them, and behold they had neither voice nor hearing, nor did one of them stretch forth his hand to the meat to eat.
And in the evening of that day in that house Abram was clothed with the spirit of God.
And he called out and said, Woe unto my father and this wicked generation, whose hearts are all inclined to vanity, who serve these idols of wood and stone which can neither eat, smell, hear nor speak, who have mouths without speech, eyes without sight, ears without hearing, hands without feeling, and legs which cannot move; like them are those that made them and that trust in them.
And when Abram saw all these things his anger was kindled against his father, and he hastened and took a hatchet in his hand, and came unto the chamber of the gods, and he broke all his father’s gods.
And when he had done breaking the images, he placed the hatchet in the hand of the great god which was there before them, and he went out; and Terah his father came home, for he had heard at the door the sound of the striking of the hatchet; so Terah came into the house to know what this was about.
And Terah, having heard the noise of the hatchet in the room of images, ran to the room to the images, and he met Abram going out.
And Terah entered the room and found all the idols fallen down and broken, and the hatchet in the hand of the largest, which was not broken, and the savory meat which Abram his son had made was still before them.
And when Terah saw this his anger was greatly kindled, and he hastened and went from the room to Abram.
And he found Abram his son still sitting in the house; and he said to him, What is this work thou hast done to my gods?
And Abram answered Terah his father and he said, Not so my lord, for I brought savory meat before them, and when I came nigh to them with the meat that they might eat, they all at once stretched forth their hands to eat before the great one had put forth his hand to eat.
And the large one saw their works that they did before him, and his anger was violently kindled against them, and he went and took the hatchet that was in the house and came to them and broke them all, and behold the hatchet is yet in his hand as thou seest.
And Terah’s anger was kindled against his son Abram, when he spoke this; and Terah said to Abram his son in his anger, What is this tale that thou hast told? thou speakest lies to me.
Is there in these gods spirit, soul or power to do all thou hast told me? Are they not wood and stone, and have I not myself made them, and canst thou speak such lies, saying that the large god that was with them smote them? It is thou that didst place the hatchet in his hands, and then sayest he smote them all.
And Abram answered his father and said to him, And how canst thou then serve these idols in whom there is no power to do any thing? Can those idols in which thou trustest deliver thee? can they hear thy prayers when thou callest upon them? can they deliver thee from the hands of thy enemies, or will they fight thy battles for thee against thy enemies, that thou shouldst serve wood and stone which can neither speak nor hear?
And now surely it is not good for thee nor for the sons of men that are connected with thee, to do these things; are you so silly, so foolish or so short of understanding that you will serve wood and stone, and do after this manner?
And forget the Lord God who made heaven and earth, and who created you in the earth, and thereby bring a great evil upon your souls in this matter by serving stone and wood?
Did not our fathers in days of old sin in this matter, and the Lord God of the universe brought the waters of the flood upon them and destroyed the whole earth?
And how can you continue to do this and serve gods of wood and stone, who cannot hear, or speak, or deliver you from oppression, thereby bringing down the anger of the God of the universe upon you?
Now therefore my father refrain from this, and bring not evil upon thy soul and the souls of thy household.
And Abram hastened and sprang from before his father, and took the hatchet from his father’s largest idol, with which Abram broke it and ran away.
In this video I answer a common question which I get in my inbox as well as comments about why would a good God send people to hell. I use Scripture and personal experience to answer this question.
I also address certain passages about hell that are misunderstood and prove from Scripture that no child of God would be lost.
The worship of the Mother Goddess was popular all over the world since ancient times and is popular today.
Mother Goddess was usually associated with fertility.
Different cultures worshiped her in different ways, attributing to her aspects similar to their own.
For example, black people would worship the black Mother Goddess, and Egyptian people would give to her their own religious attributes, and so did Hindus.
In Africa the Divine Mother is worshiped in many aspects. We find the same to be the case in India. Ancient Greece, Egypt and Babylon also had their own mother goddesses.
In Catholicism we find Mother Mary representing different aspects of the Mother Goddess. One deity manifesting as many is a very usual trait in Hindu pantheon. Of course, the idols representing Virgin Mary in actuality represent the Mother Goddess of pagans.
The Mother Goddess of ancient Sumer was Inanna. Her Babylonian equivalent was Ishtar. She was the goddess of love, beauty, sexual desire, wisdom, war and fertility.
We find a similar representative of this goddess in Haiti voodoo religion too, who was called Ezili Dantor.
Haiti slaves who were forced to convert to Catholicism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries continued to worship their voodoo gods under the disguise of the worship of catholic saints and Virgin Mary.
They found it easy to worship the black Madonna because they, I assume, recognized her to be their own deity – even the facial scratches attested to it.
Ezili Dantor, the black Madonna equivalent, was a fierce goddess who was a patron of homosexuals, single mothers, abused women and children.
She was the goddess of passion, sex and war.
People who are used to invoking her report that she needs few sacrifices to do one’s bidding and therefore she’s evoked by many.
She is described as being fond of knives. This particular deity belongs to the family of water spirits.
She has seven children, as some sources suggest. One of the children is told to be her husband which is similar to the Tammuz and Semiramis story.
She can be fierce, wild, aggressive, and difficult to control. She is independent and strong.
Here’s a popular song in her honor:
Seven stabs of the knife, seven stabs of the sword,
Hand me that basin, I am going to vomit blood,
The blood runs down…
Although she vomits blood, she continues on. This demonstrates that she would avenge her enemies despite the sustained injuries. When during voodoo rituals a person becomes possessed by this evil spirit, they might start vomiting blood.
Ezili Dantor myth tells that there was a long time rivalry between her and her sister Ezili Freda. Her sister represents lasciviousness, flirtation, dissatisfaction in love and pain. Her Catholic equivalent is the Weeping Mary (Our Lady of Sorrows) with a pierced heart. The reason she’s represented with a pierced heart is as follows.
These two sisters could not stand each other.
There was a strong jealousy between them. They both were in love with Ogou Lwa.
They fought over this man and during the battle Ezili Dantor took her dagger which she always carried with her and stabbed Freda in the heart.
That’s, I assume, where we get the Weeping Mary idol from – the stabbed heart was the sign of Ezili Freda.
Freda, in turn, removed the dagger and cut Ezili Dantor’s face, thus scarring her. Thus you can see the scars on the Santa Barbara Africana image, which was painted from the inspiration of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa painting.
I don’t know if the scratches on the Black Madonna painting indeed point to her voodoo origins since the official story is different, but this particular image of Madonna indeed looks like that of a fierce tribal warrioress.
This particular spirit, Ezili Dantor, was conjured up in a voodoo ritual carried out by Haiti slaves in 1791.
A black pig was sacrificed to evoke her and drunk by the ritual participants.
Some sources suggest that during this ritual voodoo priests also made a deal with the devil by writing the contract with pig’s blood in which they dedicated themselves and Haiti to him for 200 years in return for his protection.
When the spirit of Ezili Dantor was conjured up and possessed the voodoo high priestess Marinette, she ordered to kill the French oppressors. This caused the slave revolution.
Her own people cut out her tongue as they were afraid of her disclosing voodoo secrets if she was caught by the French. She was eventually burnt up alive. On January 1, 1804, the nation of Haiti was born.
This particular spirit likes black pig and black hen blood sacrifice, the offerings of wine, rum and some beers, daggers and strong unfiltered cigarettes.
Her days are Tuesday and Saturday. Her Catholic saint associations are: Our Lady of Czestochowa, Mater Salvatoris, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our Lady of Prompt Succor and she is also associated with the Hindu divinity Parvati in her Kali or Chandi aspect.
This last association is also proved by the fact that the gypsy people see their goddess Parvati in Black Madonna paintings. They worship Parvati in a catholicized way under the pretext of worshiping a girl who helped early Christian missionaries (they say Mary herself too) when they were persecuted by Romans in France.
But they themselves know that it’s just a story to continue their Hindu religion abroad, since they themselves unofficially acknowledge to be worshiping their Mother Goddess Parvati as seen from their personal websites. Quoting:
St. Sarah, Kali Sara, Sara Kali, Sara-la-Kali, Sati-Sara, The Black Madonna, The Black Mother… many names for one Goddess-Saint sacred to Roma all over the world. She is the Goddess of Fate, good fortune, fertility, and protection– and Roma honor her in pilgrimage, by worshiping her statue, through dance and community… so many ways, so many incarnations of the goddess who accompanied the Roma all the way from India.
They attend the pilgrimage to Les Saintes Maries in France and other related ceremonies elsewhere honoring black female divinities.
They even worship the black mother in the same way that they do back in India – they give offerings to her and during festivals they take her idol into the sea just like the Sati-Sara idol of India which is carried into the waters of the Ganges river.
The North Indians who migrated to Europe and now are called gypsies or Roma people worship their warrior goddess Parvati as they did when they were in their home country.
Parvati in some Hindu myths is told to have given birth to all the other female goddesses. Sometimes those other goddesses are told to represent Parvati’s aspects. For example, her fierce aspect is Kali and her demon-killing form is Durga. Gypsies consider her to be their protectress.
Gypsies simply took their Hindu religion and now worship the same idol they worshiped in their country under the disguise of Catholicism so that their religion is preserved.
The same has been done in Brazil and Cuba to preserve the worship of African ocean spirits such as Yemaya.
These ocean spirits have been blended with the catholic figure of Virgin Mary and are now represented by her “Our Lady of Regla” aspect.
So that is quite funny. Catholicism is all about the worship of pagan deities under the pretense of a Christian religion, and then the converted pagans continue worshiping the same demons under the pretense of Catholic religion not knowing that they don’t need to pretend because these are the very same demons that they worship in their religions. Some of them, I assume, recognize their own worshiped idols in the idols of Catholics, so the transition to another religion becomes almost non-existent.
The Virgin Mary of Catholicism, therefore, is not the mother of Jesus but the Queen of Heaven, the Mother Goddess that was worshiped by pagans for thousands of years. She is worshiped in many cultures in different ways, and therefore we have differences of her appearance. She’s also worshiped according to her different aspects, which are sometimes represented as different goddesses.
Therefore the worship of Mary embodies these variations of the Mother Goddess appearance also, and points to the fact that it’s not the human being Mary that is worshiped, but the Mother Demoness who can shape-shift and is the female aspect of the god of fertility who is called Moloch, Baal, Satan, Shiva, Saturn, Cronos and by many other names in different cultures. His phallus is worshiped by Hindus to this day.
So these two gods (together with their many aspects and manifestations) are the gods of fertility, sex and war.
That’s what we see people worshiping today when they watch violent movies with sexual content and when they pay money to attend satanic music concerts.
The same gods are worshiped to this day, though the way they are worshiped has been made more subtle, though children and animals are still sacrificed to these demons by some.
Dear readers, please don’t think that Virgin Mary that Catholics worship is the same Mary through whom our Savior has come into this world. It’s the Mother Goddess that’s worshiped and not Jesus’ mother (who shouldn’t be worshiped anyway since she was only a human being).
I advise you to stay away from any place that has the statue of Mother Mary as it’s a place dedicated to demons. Supernatural events can indeed take place in such locations like they are reported to do. But that’s not because those places are sacred, but because Satan, too, can transform himself into an angel of light and cause many great miracles.
Jesus gave the only sign for his death, burial and resurrection – the sign of Jonah, who was in the belly of a fish for three days and three nights:
“And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.”
Also in Matthew 12:39-40 we read Jesus’ prophesy of his burial that leaves no doubt about the full 72-hour period of His burial:
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Since it is believed that Jesus was crucified on Friday afternoon, was buried just before the sunset the same day, and rose from the dead on Sunday morning, that cannot make up 72 hours by any stretch of imagination.
Since Jesus himself prophesied to be in the heart of the earth for three full days and nights, either Jesus didn’t fulfill the prophesy and thus failed to save the world, or we misread the details of his burial days.
The Argument about the Fullness of 72 Hours
Some Bible teachers say that by saying “three days” Jesus didn’t mean exactly three days. They say that sometimes Jewish people would say “three days” or “three years” without meaning exactly that time period.
This is true – sometimes when Jewish people would say “three years” they could mean less than three years or more than three years, and the same applies to “three days”. However, if they say “three days and three nights”, this means the specific time period of 72 hours, because the inclusion of nights was meant to convey the exactness of that time period.
We find this proved from the scripture too. For example, in Ezekiel 28:2 people are asked to fast for three days and three nights – so that they observe full 72 hours of fasting.
Therefore if Jesus gave the story of Jonah spending three days and three nights in the belly of a fish as the only sign of what was about to happen to him, we must take it literally.
Jewish People Knew about the Fulfilled Time Period
Since this prophesy was fulfilled, scribes and pharisees had to invent some other lie denying His resurrection, so they paid the Roman soldiers to lie that His body was stolen from the tomb by His disciples:
And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
If Jesus wouldn’t have spent full 72 hours in a grave, they would definitely use this against Him to prove that He wasn’t the Messiah; because they desperately sought to deny Him in every way possible – of course they would use such an obvious failure of prophesy fulfillment against Him.
But they didn’t. That’s because they knew Him to have fulfilled the prophesy.
Jesus’ apostles couldn’t find anything wrong with the burial date either – because they also knew it to be fulfilled. That’s why there’s no talk in the Bible about Jesus failing to fulfill His own prophesy. It was known that He did fulfill it.
So this points us to the fact that it’s not the date that’s at fault, but our understanding of the Bible.
The Reason for the Miscalculation of Jesus’ Burial Period
There are a few reasons why people miscalculate Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection times.
Firstly, people aren’t aware of other Sabbaths apart from the weekly ones. Secondly, they aren’t aware of how time was calculated in the Jewish culture.
Thirdly, the Roman Catholic Church pagan festivals of “Good Friday” and “Easter Sunday” were Christianized. Popes squeezed Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection events into their pagan feast period to continue celebrating the fertility of their mother goddess under the disguise of Jesus worship.
Let’s address all these topics more in detail.
High Days and Jewish Time
Most Christians know about the weekly Sabbaths that the Jewish celebrate, which are our Saturdays. However, not many are aware of high Sabbaths – the high feast days, the three annual celebrations that are:
These are three annual feast days that are also called Sabbaths or high days; during them people aren’t allowed to do servile work in the same way like during weekly Sabbaths.
These feast days are more important than weekly Sabbaths; that’s why they are called high days. In the Gospel of John we find the apostle mentioning that the preparation day during which Christ was crucified followed the high day:
The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
Though Jesus legs weren’t crushed to fulfill the prophesy of Psalm 34:20:
He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
So this means that Jesus was crucified on the preparation day before the Passover – the High Sabbath. This day was the fourteenth day of the first Jewish month Nisan – our April. Therefore we have this sequence of events:
- 14th Nissan – Wednesday – Preparation Day – Jesus Crucified and buried. He gave up the ghost at around 3pm our time and was buried at around 6pm – before the sunrise. Jewish calculated their hours from the sunrise; so the first hour of the day began at around 6 to 7 am.
- 15th Nissan – Thursday – Passover – High Sabbath – full day and night in the tomb.
- 16th Nissan – Friday – full day and night in the tomb (Jewish weekly Sabbath starts from this day till our Saturday evening – thus the women couldn’t get to the grave until Sunday).
- 17th Nissan – Saturday – weekly Sabbath – Jesus resurrected at around 6pm, thus spending 72 hours “in the heart of the earth” – in a tomb.
- 18th Nissan – Sunday – Mary with other women (Mary and Salome) comes to the empty tumb early in the morning.
Poisonous Roman Catholic Leaven
Another reason people miscalculate the crucifixion and resurrection days is because of the poisonous leaven of the Roman Catholic doctrines. They introduced the celebration of Good Friday and Easter Sunday, which have nothing to do with Jesus. These celebrations were fertility celebrations taken from pagans.
They are celebrated for the worship of the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn whose name was “Eostre”.
I believe she’s the same Queen of Heaven that was worshiped throughout thousands of years in all pagan cultures under different names, like Ishtar and Isis.
The hot cross buns may also be dedicated to her if she was indeed the Queen of Heaven, as the Bible mentions this heathenish practice in Jeremiah 7:18 and 44:19.
What’s more, eggs and rabbits have nothing to do with Jesus but all to do with fertility. Rabbits procreate frequently and bring forth many offspring; eggs, of course, represent fertility too.
So Easter Sunday is the festival to worship the procreative powers of nature and has nothing in common with Christ.
Prophet Joel’s Eclipse and Blood Moon Prediction
Prophet Joel predicted the eclipse that would occur during the crucifixion.
In Acts 2:19-21 Peter quoted prophet Joel’s prophesy:
And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Ancient historian Phlegon of Tralles (born in the 2nd century AD in the Roman Empire, modern day Turkey) in “Olympiades” writes that:
In the fourth year of 202 Olymbiad [AD 32 – 33] a failure of the sun took place greater than any previously known, a night came on at the sixth hour of the day [noon] so that stars actually appeared in the sky; and a great earthquake took place in Bthynia and overthrew the greater part of Niceaea.
Thallus wrote a history of the eastern Mediterranean world since the Trojan War. His original writings are lost, but he’s quoted by Julius Africanus, a renowned third century historian. Africanus writes that:
Thallus, in the third book of his histories, explains away the darkness as an eclipse of the sun – unreasonably as it seems to me.
Thus historians prove the incredible events that followed Jesus’ death – the darkening of the sun, the blood moon, and the earthquake that followed, which fulfilled Joel’s prophecy.
Comma Location in a Verse “Proving” Sunday Rising
Original Bible manuscripts didn’t contain commas. Therefore we do not have to agree with their placement in our English Bible translations. So the Bible verse of Mark 16:9 that’s traditionally read in this way:
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
Could also be read in this way:
No when Jesus was risen, early the first day of the week he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, (…).
…Thus denying the Sunday morning resurrection.
Conclusion and Resources
All the necessary dates confirming the full 72 hours of Jesus burial period are in the Bible. People don’t see this because they are blinded by the false doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church of “Good Friday” and “Easter Sunday”. We also may not understand the dates correctly if we are ignorant of the high feast days and the way that Jews calculated time.
Here are some good resources that may shed some additional light to this topic:
Excellent explanation of dates associated with Jesus’ death, burial and resurection: E. W. Bullinger Appendix 156: http://www.therain.org/appendixes/app156.html
Short explanation: https://www.thebereancall.org/content/august-2000-q-and-a-1
Long explanation (they mark the start of the prophesy at 3pm though, when Jesus gave up the Ghost, and I would mark it at 6pm – when Jesus was buried in the tomb): CGI.org/Three-Days