Monday, February 7, 2011

Who Is GOD, What Is HE Like?

Knowing why GOD created us is very crucial for us to understand what type of relationship GOD wants us to have with HIM. For thousands of years nearly the whole of both Judaism and ‘professed’ Christianity held an erroneous fearful reverence of this same GOD through not understanding why HE created them.  This is not to say that appropriate fearful reverence is erroneous but the type that they taught were. They were not able to maintain the correct relationship with GOD teaching all kinds of lies and twisted truth about HIM created in the imaginations of their corrupt minds.

Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,
Isaiah 29:13

They taught all kinds of reverence for GOD’s name some of which were so extreme it had bordered on superstitions. Many among the religious authorities of the ancient nations of Judah and Israel even considered HIS ‘real’ name too sacred to for them to write or mention  and did not understand the concept from GOD’s perspective that names are definitive. To them if the name of GOD is written it cannot (or must not) be erased or destroyed. So they skip the vowels whenever they write words that are representative of the name of GOD.

Names as used by the GOD were meant to tell us something about the person so named and that there is no sacredness to a name, any name. But when we use relevant names to refer to our CREATOR GOD we should do so with the proper attitude of due respect and with proper decorum. Even as they held this near superstitious reference for their MAKER’s name they totally never kept or honor the Covenants their fathers made with HIM. So while they correctly considered it blasphemy to improperly use the name of GOD or utter words disrespectful of HIM, they totally blasphemed against HIM continuously breaking their Covenants with HIM harboring attitudes of distrust and bad faith expressed through the conduct of their relationship with HIM and with one another.

The same hold true with professed “Christianity” teaching all kinds of almost ridiculous lies about GOD. If you were to thoroughly research the historical records of the Christmas religion from their early years after ancient Rome had embraced “Christianity” and from then throughout the centuries you can easily confirmed all that I wrote here. Even to this very day these professed "Christians" taught all kinds of lovely platitudes and wonderful things about GOD and HIS SON JESUS. But they also went and totally trampled underfoot the sacrifice of the life of HIS SON through which HE redeemed mankind from the death penalty. They totally trampled the SON of GOD underfoot counting the blood of the New Covenant a worthless thing. This they did through fabricating a ridiculous lie to purportedly commemorate JESUS CHRIST'S resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
Hebrew 10:29
 
 
I put it to you which is the better thing to do: to faithfully and loyally obey GOD; or to totally disregard GOD’s instructions to and requirement of you while going around getting all hot and indignant screaming 'death to the blasphemers' when you hear some words by some persons which you regard as blasphemous against GOD acting as if you really care for GOD or love HIM. And that was how the Jews and religious authorities at the time of the Gospel records acted. That too is the way many if nearly all of mankind who considered themselves pious and religious are acting today and have been acting all through the recorded history. All these behaviors are the hallmark of hypocrites and bigots glorifying in their false pretentious religiousness, piousness, humility and zeal for GOD:

Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:
‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth,
And honor Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.
Matthew 15:7 – 9


The Scriptures Did Not Record It!

Today most experts and authorities of the Christian religion stated that the Christian Bible did not specifically tell us why GOD created mankind. Yet this same experts and authorities are quite very certain that Christians are to commemorate the resurrection of JESUS CHRIST which they purport was on Easter Sunday when it was nowhere written in the Holy Scriptures, implicitly or otherwise. Also they are also quite certain the Christians are to celebrate Christmas as JESUS CHRIST's birthday where it was no where written in the Holy Scriptures. How do you explain that?

Similarly these same experts are totally certain that the Christian Sabbath is on Sunday changed from the original Saturday. The Sabbath which falls on every Saturday and was kept by JESUS CHRIST WHO actually confirmed that HE is the LORD (meaning OWNER and MASTER) of the same Sabbath confirming that HE made it when HE made the first human family of Adam and Eve. Again how do you explain that?

In the last article of this blog I have shown not only very clearly but absolutely conclusively that the Christian Bible clearly indicated the purpose for which GOD had created us, now having begotten us (those who are of HIS Elect) by HIS HOLY SPIRIT. But these self expedient experts and authorities screaming blasphemy in fake zealousness and self deceiving humility refused to believe. They are so totally drunk from the doctrines of the Mystery Babylonian religion (Revelation 17:2) that they just aren’t able to correctly put two and two together without seeing “pink elephants.”

But that is not all. The Mother Harlot and the daughters harlots, of the Babylonian Mystery religion had also gotten the whole world drunk with their doctrines that almost all who reads the Holy Scriptures are unable to believe what is literally written. You don’t think this is true? Let me give you just some examples.


Number One.

For hundreds to thousands of years, professed Christianity had taught that GOD is omnipresence. And just like they never understood what believing in GOD means, so also they never understood what the word ‘omnipresence’ means. That is the reason they had doctrines for hundreds of years that taught that the fall from grace happened when Satan unknown to GOD, ‘sneaked’ into the Garden of Eden disguised as a serpent to deceive Eve into “having sex with her husband Adam.”

So what does that make of the word omnipresence when Satan can so easily out maneuvered GOD carrying out his dastardly deeds without GOD being aware.


Number Two.

The same professed Christianity had taught for the same hundreds of years that GOD is all knowing and all powerful (omnipotent). Again they do not appear to understand what those words mean. That was the reason they have been advancing that GOD has been watching helplessly totally powerless while Satan run riot deceiving near the whole of mankind to sin and rebelled against HIM for thousands of years until HE finally sent JESUS to make Grace available so that through this message of grace mankind can receive salvation. Now if you know how to count, following on that granting of this Grace for all mankind until this very day those who are actually "saved" by this Christmas religion at the most still total less than a third of the human race at any point of time.

So it seems according to the beliefs of the Mother Church of the Christmas religion, Satan continues to win the battle against GOD’s effort to save all mankind. All knowing and all powerful GOD if you believed these lies of the Christmas religion is quite the incompetence when pitted against Satan.

Again then what does that make of the words all knowing and all powerful?


Number three.

GOD is righteous. Yes the same Christmas religion also taught that GOD is righteous and good and Holy yet in their doctrines of what sin is they had quite clearly without the shadow of a doubt implicitly advanced that GOD is far from righteous. These they taught in their doctrines of imputed sin, original sin and also that sin is falling short of the 'perfection' of GOD.

Some may protest that both these doctrines were actually taught by the Apostle Paul in his epistles. Well let us examine what the Apostle Paul actually wrote that had been twisted by the masters and experts of the Christmas religion. For indeed the writings of the Apostle Paul do sometimes contain things that are a little bit more complicated as also the Apostle Peter wrote (2 Peter 3:15).


Sin and the Glory of GOD.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 3:23

Notice the verse stated the reason man fell short of the Glory of GOD is because they ‘all have sinnedand not that the definition of sin is of man ‘falling short of the glory of GOD.’


Read these verses below and tell me you really don’t understand what they mean:

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Genesis 1:26

Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.
Genesis 9:6

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.
1 Corinthians 11:17


Imputed Sin.

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned
Romans 5:12

Again noticed the verse stated that the reason death spread to all men was ‘because all sinned’ and not that sin was imputed to all man because of Adam’s sin. Read the article on Bad Faith to understand what the verse meant when it recorded that ‘through one man sin entered the world’.


Read the following verses and then tell me you really don’t understand what they mean:

The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one.
Psalm 14:2 – 3 (also Psalm 53:2 – 3)


There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”
“Their throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit”;
“The poison of asps is under their lips”;
Romans 3:11-13


Number four.

Near every professed "Christian" claims they are under Grace and under the New Covenant. Yet not a single one of these professed "Christians" have been honoring the New Covenant but  breaking it. They had claimed and continued to claim that they are under Grace, receiving forgiveness for their sins, having the penalty of these sins wiped out through the mercy of GOD in the Grace that came in the New Covenant which JESUS CHIRST died shedding HIS blood to institute. Yet none of them keep this New Covenant. Instead they chose to advance a lie that the Passover Covenant is to be celebrated to commemorate CHRIST's resurrection on Easter Sunday. Now tell me where in the Christian Bible was it recorded that instead of commemorating HIS death in the Passover (Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23 - 25), we are to commemorate HIS resurrection, which incidentally was not on Sunday. Neither did JESUS CHRIST die on a Friday. Only those who do not know how to count from one to three could have advanced such an outrageously ridiculous lie.


These examples above are just the very tip of a giant iceberg of the lies and twisted truths advanced by the Christmas religion and near all of professed “Christianity” had swallowed them.

And today even many who are members of the Elect of GOD, the very Saints of GOD had swallowed some of these lies because they did not truly love GOD but loved only themselves.

So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.
Ezekiel 33:31


For those of you who have been following my articles in all of my religious blogs you may have noticed that I have singled out the daughters churches of the Babylonian Mystery religion as the main enemy of true Christians, advancing all kinds of twisted truths and outright lies to prevent man from learning the truth about JESUS CHRIST's message which was focused primary but not exclusively on the Grace that came through the New and Forever Covenant in the commemoration of the Passover. Indeed starting from some five hundred years ago, increasingly the daughters of the Great Harlot had been the one undermining the work of the Church of GOD throughout her journey after the hidden years.

During the last hundred or so years the Church of GOD for the first time since its founding on Pentecost in 30 C.E. took on a truly global focus. This work through the Philadelphia era brought the true message of the Gospel for the very first time to a global audience. Immediately followed on this Satan began a new initiative to undermine the message of the Church of GOD just as he had the Great Harlot of the Babylonian Mystery religion spawn her daughters just as the Church of GOD began to surface into the view of the world as prophesied from her hidden years (Revelation 12:13 - 14).

Slowly but surely and more than ever (since the Protestant Reformation) in the last fifty or more years the daughter churches of the Christmas religion and many other Antichrist's Churches started to wised up that some of their doctrines were too ridiculous to be believed and began to incorporate many of the teachings of the Church of GOD into their doctrines just as the Mother Church of the Christmas religion had similarly done in her founding years, incorporating the Gospel message into the practices of the Mystery Babylonian religion (Acts 8:9 – 23). This you can easily verify by researching on the teachings of these various denominations from the days prior to the nineteen thirties (1930's) and comparing them to their teachings today. And if you have the eyes to see it you will note that while incorporating many of the teachings of the Church of GOD yet they have sinisterly left out all those that are essential to receiving the Grace that comes through the New Covenant in CHRIST's blood commemorated in the Passover. Aside from not honoring and keeping the New Covenant, they have continued to disregard the commandments of GOD and not just the Ten Commandments and the Sabbath observation but the very spirit and intent of the commandment of love, the love that fulfills the royal law.

But be warned that the time will be soon upon us when the Mother Church of the Christmas religion will again be the main adversary of all who love GOD and seek to have the correct relationship with HIM. Most of the denominations of the daughters of the Babylonian Mystery religion have been advocating that salvation is through Grace alone without the need to observe or perform anything meaning implicitly that the laws and commandments of GOD need not be kept. But the Mother Church had never advanced such doctrines but had insisted that the commandments need to be honored and obeyed. Only catch is they have their own very cleverly crafted twists to the commandments as well as their versions of the teachings and doctrines taught by JESUS CHRIST. This makes this Mother Church a much greater and far more deceptive and formidable foe than all her daughters combined as the deceiver of all mankind. That was why the Scripture of Truth prophesied of the great deception that this Mother Church will orchestrated through her liaison with the Beast fully empowered by their God, Satan the Devil. This Mother Church through her representative, the False Prophet will even perform power miraculous signs (Revelation 13:13 - 16) that will deceive near the whole of all mankind.

Some of the teachings held for hundreds and hundreds of years by both the Great Harlot and by her daughters have evolved in the last fifty or so years. Quite a few no longer holds to the doctrine of eternal hell of torment for the unconverted sinners (those who have not accept JESUS as their Savior by the point of their death) teaching instead that hell is a state of being cut off from GOD. Most no longer openly teach that sex was the original sin of mankind. There are many more subtle changes that are not discernable without an in dept study by the seeker of truth. If you so wished you can check literatures on doctrines written prior to the last fifty years and compare these with the many evolved doctrines of today that are available on the internet.


Also be sure that many of the truths revealed and published by this author will find their way twisted and perverted into the doctrines of the Christmas and other Antichrist religion just as the doctrines and teachings taught by the Church of GOD had been over the last fifty or more years ago. This started slowly some four to five hundred years ago not long after the Church of GOD emerged from her hidden years. What this author wrote concerning all these Antichrist religions, whether these are the various sects of the Christmas religion or others independent from them, are essentially true at the time of publishing. Some may soon no longer be true as these near ridiculous doctrinal lies highlighted by this author will be amended by those who had advocated them but without the essential changes that would make available the Grace that comes through the blood of JESUS CHRIST in believing and obeying GOD seeking HIS will and honoring and keeping all HIS commandments and ordained institutions.


Why Did GOD Create Man?

Many people who believed in the Christian GOD believed that HE created mankind to worship HIM without knowing what worship actually means.

The word translated into the English word ‘worship’ from both the Hebrew and Greek text is a generalization of the original texts in both the Old Testament and the New Testament records and do not carry the connoted meaning that is associated with the word in used by mankind in general. The word translated into ‘worship’ came from several different words from both the Hebrew and Greek text.

In the simplest of context the word used in both the Hebrew and Greek text translated into the English word ‘worship’ carries the meaning of paying correct fearful respect due to GOD as the absolute SOVEREIGN POWER and JUDGE (ELOHIYM), as one who exercise absolute authority, the one who rules totally, including making the deciding judgment call, so the word also applies as one who judges. Read the full discussion of the definition of the word ‘GOD’ as is used in Scripture of Truth to describe the CREATOR GOD of all things in the chapter ‘GOD IS’ of Bible 101*1.

The word 'worship' describes the proper conduct in our approach towards GOD in our relationship with HIM.

And this approach is all of that which both the Hebrew and Greek text described that we may know how to conduct ourselves with proper decorum towards our MAKER and MASTER, the ALMIGHTY CREATOR GOD.


The Hebrew and Greek Text.

In the Hebrew text the main word translated into the English ‘worship’ in the New King James Version of the Christian Bible refers to ‘bowing down’ or ‘prostrating of oneself’ as a gesture of deep reverence or respect or to pay homage to. While the same Hebrew word which was translated as worship when it was used in instances where it recorded the approach to pay reverence and respect to GOD, was also used throughout the Old Testament records to refer to paying reverence and respect to masters, elders, leaders and Kings.

The translators of the Christian Bible from the Hebrew text had selectively selected to translate the same word as 'to bow down' when the Holy Scriptures spoke of paying respect or reverence to elders, leaders, masters and kings while translating the same word into 'worship' when it refers to the same when it comes to GOD.

The Greek text translated as worship comes mostly from a word that spoke of a similar meaning but more exclusively used mainly to denote the type of reverence towards deities or Spirit personages. In some context some other words translated as ‘worship’ were closely associated with the word translated as religion or concepts pertaining to religion. Additional discussion on both the word ‘worship’ and ‘religion’ by this author can be found at ‘A Christian Pilgrimage’.


Many Forms of the Word GOD.

The word translated as GOD comes from several words. A few (Yĕhovih, Yĕhovah) refers to GOD only while others ('elohiym, 'el, 'adown) refer to roles of personages and includes GOD as definitive of HIS role as a ruler or judge or master. Words such as rock or eternal or the EXISTING ONE or I AM are also representations illustrative of HIS attribute. It is important to understand that common and proper names used in the Holy Christian Scriptures are definitive or descriptive. There is no special sacredness in all the words used to refer to GOD whether in the Old Testament or New Testament records. But anyone who uses these word or words to reference GOD should accord the proper respect and decorum when doing so. The reason this author capitalized (wrote in uppercase) all words he used to refer to the GOD of the Christian Holy Scriptures is to differential these from the general term that others used to describe the deity they believe in and/or worship, this is so that it is clear that this author is referring to the GOD of the Christian Holy Scriptures. See also 'Called or Named By Their Fruits' entry in 'The Keys To Unlocking The Mystery Part IV' of Bible 101*1.



Next The Attributes of GOD.

THE FAITH THAT PLEASES GOD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Comments and questions on issues of doctrines and facts raised here can be directed to chquah@gmail.com.  Only sincere non malicious comments and questions seeking clarification and understanding will be entertained.

Note:
1. Words in italic referenced titles or proper names where this applies, otherwise these are personal notes to selected people who are familiar with them.
2. I have intentionally left out many scriptural references as anyone who wants to prove or disprove what is written here should read the Christian Bible thoroughly and extensively (from cover to cover at least three or more times).
3. The various chapters and articles discussed here are by no means exhaustive of the doctrines, prophesies, subjects and answers to questions on the Christian Holy Scriptures.
4. Scriptures quoted are from New King James Version unless otherwise indicated.
5. Please bear in mind that this stuff here is for foundation understanding and some 'deeper' verses and advanced doctrines are skipped.
6. The word or term 'man' is used throughout as a reference to man specifically as well as to all mankind (male and female) according to the context in the same way as the Bible used the term.
7. For the complete listing of titles and discussions of this author on the Christian faith (or religion) please refer to the Start or Home page of 'The Holy Bible Expounded'. Also listed in this post page are the latest published posts of all the Christian topic blogs of this author.

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