Seek Christ, Seek Truth, Seek Life

A True Witness

 

As far back, as I can recall I have been conscious of an Intelligent Designer of the physical world. As I got older and learnt of the physical laws that govern our galaxy and the universe it was obvious to me that there MUST be a POWERFUL Creator of all things visible. The Bible offered answers, but the TRUTHS in its pages were sometimes hidden from me SINCE I did NOT SEARCH its pages as for HIDDEN TREASURES [Proverbs 2:1 – 6].

Then my younger brother brought a wife from a foreign country who knew little of Christianity. The Christianity that she knew of she rightly condemned as a FALLACY, but I have since PROVEN the Bible to be ACCURATE, and TRUTH from God Almighty, JEHOVAH.  Our discourse began via E-mails quite inadvertently and  progressed to literature, CD’s etc.  My earnest SEARCH for TRUTH revealed and confirmed MANY things. Allow me to numerate a few.

 

1.      The PERSONAL NAME OF God has been replaced by LORD or God in MOST Bible translations.

2.       In the masoretic texts [ancient Hebrew] God’s NAME occurs nearly 7,000 times from Genesis to Malachi. When these texts have been quoted by Jesus and others God’s divine NAME would also appear in the Greek Scriptures [so-called New Testament].

3.      There are thousands of manuscript copies in Hebrew, Aramaic[less so] , and Koine Greek from which Bibles have been translated.

4.      Unless you speak these ancient languages, your best opportunity for accuracy lies in reading and comparing CONTROVERSIAL TEXTS in as MANY DIFFERENT TRANSLATIONS of the Bible as possible. Please compare Revelation 1:11, 1 John 5:7 [Comma Johanneum],  and 1 Timothy 3:16 to begin with.

5.      There are MANY DIFFERENT denominations WITH DIFFERENT TEACHINGS, this is contrary to the teachings of the Christ [Anointed One] whom ALL Christians CLAIM to follow.     

6.     Sanctify them by means of the truth; your word is truth. Just as you sent me forth into the world, I also sent them forth into the world. And I am sanctifying myself in their behalf, that they also may be sanctified by means of truth. "I make request, not these only, but also concerning those putting faith in me through their word; in order that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in union with me, and I am in union with you, that they also may be in union with us, in order that  the world may believe that you sent me forth. John 17:16-21.  

7.     Sadly, my sister-in-law mentioned earlier, like the professed Christians she condemns, does NOT HAVE the truth. The God who she acknowledges is ALL POWERFUL she has accepted the words of man and think that God is incapable of preserving his TRUTH as recorded by Moses and others [about 40 persons] over a period of some 1610 years.

 1 Timothy 4: 1 reads: However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and TEACHINGS of DEMONS.

 

2 Peter 2: 1 – 3 read: However, there also came to be FALSE PROPHETS among the people, as there will also be FALSE TEACHERS among you. These very ones will QUIETLY bring in DESTRUCTIVE SECTS and will disown even the OWNER that bought them, bringing speedy destruction among themselves. Furthermore, MANY will FOLLOW their acts of LOOSE CONDUCT, and account of these the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. Also, with covetousness they will EXPLOIT you with COUNTERFEIT WORDS. But as for them, the judgment from of old is not moving slowly, and the destruction of them is not slumbering.   

 

8.     Truth is God’s Word as recorded in the Bible [John 17:17, Psalm 119:160].

9.     Those who want to live must follow the One of whom Deuteronomy 18:18, 19 and supported by John 3: 35-36, 6:14, 7:40; Acts 3:19- 23 refer to. Yes,

10.   Jesus Christ, was sent by Almighty God [John 8:42] and spoke ONLY what

11.   he was told to [John 5:30, 12:49]. As Adam was the father of all mankind, Jesus is the father of all who benefit eternally from his sacrificial death [1 Corinthians 15:45, Romans 5:12, 6:23]. This is not to be confused though with the One who is Creator of all things [including Jesus himself [Revelation 3:14, Colossians 1:15, Proverbs 8:22-31, Galatians 4:14] and who CANNOT DIE [Revelation 4:10, 11].

12.   We bend our knees and do obeisance to Christ as God's appointed King [Luke 1:31- 33] who will rule over a cleansed earth [Philippians 2:5- 8] and who existed in heaven prior to his assignment on earth [Micah 5:2, John 17: 24, 25]. But, we worship ONLY the Father of  all things, Almighty God, Yahweh/ Jehovah [Matthew 4:10, Psalm 83:18, Exodus 6:3].     

13.   Those who refuse to render exclusive devotion [Deuteronomy 6:4] to Almighty God [whom we approach in the name of his Son] then Jesus will say to them what is recorded at Matthew 7:21- 23.

14.   It is not for naught that the scriptures mention that the entire world is being

15.   deceived by a malevolent force spearheaded by Satan, this is borne out at

16.   Revelation 12:9, 13:4, 8; 1 John 2:17, 1 John 5:19 etc. All honest- hearted

17.   persons need to be aware that certain fundamental truths essential for salvation as taught by scripture have been substituted by Neo-platonic, pagan influenced fallacies. The very validity of the Bible has been questioned due to incorrect renderings in certain Bible translations in order to lend support to one such fallacy. Compare 1 John 5:7, Revelation 1:11 and 1 Timothy 3:16 in the KJV vs. NIV for instance.

18.   While speaking to persons about the Bible from time to time a few seem to be confused as regards my conviction. I am a witness of  Jesus the Christ and the One who sent him [John 8:42, 1 Corinthians 11:3], Almighty God, JEHOVAH. When I sought to be baptized in water, this I did in August 2006, as a Jehovah’s witness.

 Proverbs 4:18 (New Century Version)

 18 The way of the good person is like the light of dawn,
       growing brighter and brighter until full daylight. Proverbs

4:18 (American Standard Version)

 18 But the path of the righteous is as the dawning light, That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

19.    If you would find LIFE then, please, read CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING, AND DO.

 

 He that has my commandments and observes them, that one is he who loves me. In turn he that  loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and plainly show myself to him." John 14: 21.

 

Righteous Father, the world has, indeed not come to know you, but I have come to know you, and these have come to know that you sent me forth. And I have made your NAME known to them and will make it known in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them."  John 17:25-26.

 

As for the believers from among the nations, we have sent out, rendering our decision that they  should keep themselves from what is sacrificed to idols as well as from blood and what is strangled and from fornication. Acts 21:25.

see also Acts 15: 28, 29.

.......... the fruitageof the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23. 

 

But we think it proper to hear from you what your thoughts are, for truly as regards this sect it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against. Acts 28:22

 

If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, on this account the world hates you. John 15:19.  see also 1 Peter 4:4.

 

Subject yourselves, therefore to God, but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you indecisive ones. James 4:7-8.

 

2 Peter 1:5 (English Standard Version)

5For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith(A) with virtue,[a] and virtue(B) with knowledge6and knowledge with self-control, and self-control(K) with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7and godliness(L) with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection(M) with love. 8For if these qualities[f] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or(N) unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he(O) is blind, having forgotten that he was(P) cleansed from his former sins. 10Therefore, brothers,[g] be all the more diligent to make your calling and(Q) election sure, for if you practice these qualities(R) you will never fall. 11For in this way there will be richly provided for you(S) an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 12Therefore I intend(T) always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in(U) the truth that you have.

Romans 10: 9 – 15 NWT

For if you publicly declare that ‘word in your own mouth,’ that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one exercises faith for righteousness, but with the mouth one makes public declaration for salvation.

11 For the Scripture says: “None that rests his faith on him will be disappointed.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for there is the same Lord over all, who is rich to all those calling upon him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.” 14 However, how will they call on him in whom they have not put faith? How, in turn, will they put faith in him of whom they have not heard? How, in turn, will they hear without someone to preach? 15 How, in turn, will they preach unless they have been sent forth? Just as it is written: “How comely are the feet of those who declare good news of good things!”

 

 

Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21 (American Standard Version)

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Joel 2:32

 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those that escape, as Jehovah hath said, and among the remnant those whom Jehovah doth call.

 

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Acts 2:21

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 21 And it shall be, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

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True Truthseeker 6 years ago Author

There have been MANY speculations as to the IDENTITY of Babylon the Great as

depicted in the inspired Book of Revelation, as described in chapters 17 and 18. The

identity of this entity is REVEALED in the Scriptures however.

Revelation 17: 3- 6:

And he carried me away in [the power of the] spirit into a wilderness. And I caught sight

of a woman sitting on a scarlet-coloured wild beast that was full of blasphemous names and

that had seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and

was adorned with gold and precious stone and pearls and had in her hand a golden cup that

was full of disgusting things and the unclean things of her fornication. And upon her

forehead was written a name, a mystery. "Babylon the Great, the mother of the harlots and of the disgusting things of the earth." And I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of

the holy ones and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. Well, on catching site of her I wondered with great wonderment.

Babylon the Great Revealed.

Revelation 17:9- 11 read: "Here is where the intelligence that has wisdom comes in. The

seven heads mean seven mountains, where the woman sits on top. And there are seven

kings, five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet arrived, but when he does arrive he

must remain a SHORT WHILE. And the wild beast that was but is not, it is also an eighth

[king], but springs from the seven, and it goes off into destruction.

The existing world power at the time of writing of Revelation was Rome. The five that

have fallen are:

1. Egypt

2. Assyria

3. Babylon [Chaldeans]

4. MedoPersia

5. Greece [first Alexander the Great, then his four generals]

The seventh world power is the Anglo-American power [UK and USA]

Whilst the eighth that sprung from number seven is the United Nations [UN],

{Formerly, League of Nations; Re 17:8}. Revelation 13:1, 11, 14, 15.

Babylon the Great, is an ENTITY that has figured PROMINENTLY with ALL these

"kings". It is NOT commercial since Revelation 18: 15 describes those mourning its

destruction as including the commercial elements. It is NOT political since Revelation 18:9 describes the political elements as committing fornication with Babylon the Great.

Babylon the Great, then, represents a symbolism for ALL FALSE RELIGION.

Please compare Ezekiel 23. God's Holy Writings, contain examples, where PROSTITUTION is used to DENOTE, IMPURITY IN WORSHIP AND/OR IDOLATRY. For example in the Book

of Ezekiel, Oholah, and Oholibah are referred to as PROSTITUTE cities. Ezekiel 23.

There is evidence of PRECEDENCE [and there are MANY], when Almighty God has exacted punishment on WAYWARD people, an example is below.

And Jehovah will cut off from Israel head and tail, shoot and rush, in ONE day. The AGED and HIGHLY RESPECTED one is the HEAD, and the PROPHET giving FALSE INSTRUCTION is the TAIL. And those who are LEADING this people on prove to be the ones causing [them] to WANDER, and those of them who are being led on, the ones who are being CONFUSED. That is why YHWH [Yahweh, traditionally rendered, Jehovah] will NOT rejoice even over their young men, and upon their fatherless boys and upon their widows he will have NO MERCY, because ALL of them

are APOSTATES and EVILDOERS and every mouth is speaking SENSELESSNESS. In view of ALL this his ANGER has NOT turned back, BUT his hand is stretched out STILL.

Isaiah 9: 14 - 17.

Here we see an example of God's INTOLERANCE to FALSE WORSHIP.

Indeed, woe to FALSE PROPHETS, Jeremiah 23: 20 - 32.

In the Book of Revelation we read at chapter 17:1 - 2: And one of the seven angels that had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying: "Come, I will show you the judgment upon the great HARLOT [prostitute] who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, whereas those who inhabit the earth were made drunk with the wine of her FORNICATION.

Revelation 18 describes Babylon the Great in greater DETAIL, verse 4 reads: And

I heard another voice out of heaven say: "Get OUT of her, MY PEOPLE, if you DO NOT want to SHARE with her in her SINS, and if you DO NOT want to RECEIVE PART OF HER PLAGUES.

Consistent with God’s Holy Writings, the Bible, the ardent student will SEE that the Book of Revelation identifies Babylon the Great as a symbolism of corrupt and evil INFLUENCE over EVERY individual on the face of the earth. The discerned will WITHOUT FAIL, agree that the EMPIRE of FALSE RELIGION is represented by Babylon the Great.

Historical Facts. [There are MANY more].

On July 20, 1933, the Vatican’s interest in the rising power of NAZISM was displayed when Cardinal Pacelli (who later became Pope Pius XII) signed a concordat in Rome between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. Von Papen signed as Hitler’s representative and Pacelli there conferred on von Papen the high papal decoration of the Grand Cross of the Order of Plus. [William L. Shirer’s historical work The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich states that von Papen was “more responsible than any other individual in Germany for Hitler’s coming to power.”].

In his book SATAN IN TOP HAT, Tibor Koeves writes of this, stating: “The Concordat was a great victory for Hitler. It gave him the first moral support he had received from the outer world, and this from the most exalted source.” You are ENCOURAGED to continue your research. Start by READING the ENTIRE account on Babylon the Great as recorded in the Book of Revelation. Clergy from opposing sides in the two WORLD WARS and indeed in MANY other conflicts have SUPPORTED opposing SIDES. So WITHOUT a DOUBT, the HYPOCRITICAL professed Christianity [Christendom], PAGANISM, and INDEED, ALL false RELIGIONS are INCLUDED in Babylon the Great.

Christendom is steeped in FALSE TEACHINGS, many, paganistic in origin.

CAREFULLY RESEARCH teachings such as TRINITY [Deut. 6:4; John 14:28;

John 5:19, 30; John 8:42; John 20:17, 31; 1Corinthians 11:3; 15:28 etc.]

IMMORTALITY of the soul [Ezekiel 18:4] etc., HELL-FIRE [Re 21:8; Job36: 6] etc.,

ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED [Matt. 24:13] etc., predestination [Deut. 30:19] etc.,

USE OF PAGAN, GRAVEN IMAGES e.g. ANKH and other CROSSES, ETC. in worship.

[1 Corinthians 10:14; 1 John 5:21; Exodus 20:4, 5; Acts 17:29; Isaiah 42:8; Psalm 65:2].

John 4: 23, 24.

If you are honested-hearted, you WILL heed the call at Revelation 18:4.

And I heard another voice out of heaven say: "Get OUT of her, my people, if you DO NOT

want to SHARE with her in her SINS, and if you DO NOT want to RECEIVE part of

her PLAGUES. ...."


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Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

Your hubs are inspiring.But i seek God through

Jesus Christ.Part of His mission was to lead us to the

Father AND TO EXPRESS THE WORD'S GIVEN TO HIM BY

BY THE ALMIGHTY God for our salvation and

reconciliation with the Almighty God.2 cor.5v19...

John 17,18...John 15v1-10


True Truthseeker 6 years ago

Irrefutably, Christ is the way [John 3:34- 36;

John 14:6], and when we obey and follow Christ, we do likewise of the Father [1 Corinthians 11:3].

However, we should have Christian fellowship [Hebrews 10:25].

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