Who or What to Believe?

Truth will set you Free

 It is precisely the subjectivity of man, why there are so many
variants of ideas, philosophies, with their accompanying disputes, bloodshed and hate.

Know this, whatever you have acquired as knowledge today, result from a net pool of information. Within this pool, are facts, fallacies, and outright lies.
It is therefore very important, not to accept any and every information as indisputable facts. The Bible, of all ancient Books, is a Source of information that is the most attested. This is so because of the large pool of manuscript copies [MSS], in ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek. In addition, there are many MSS in Syriac and Latin. A careful detailed comparison of the earliest of these MSS, reveal remarkable accuracy.
Detailed careful study of the MSS, reveal, their original Source, as being Yahweh/ Jehovah {He Who Causes To Become], the Creator.
This is so because of:

1. Historical accuracies
2. Internal Harmony
3. Prophetic accuracies
4. Although not a science book, where it touches on matters that are scientific, it has proven to be way ahead of man's scientific progress.
5. Its preservation despite concentrated opposition.
6.Its message is clear, its theme distinct.
7. It departs from other ancient books, in key concepts, such as Immortality of the Soul, Eternal Torment, Trinity, even though professed  Christianity agree with these fallacies.

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True Truthseeker 6 years ago Author

The Greek word a-po’kry-phos is used in its original sense in three Bible texts as referring to things ‘carefully concealed.” (Mr 4:22; Lu 8:17; Col 2:3). As applied in writings, it originally referred to those not read publicly, hence “concealed” from others. Later, however, the word took on the meaning of spurious or uncanonical, and today is used most commonly to refer to the additional writings declared part of the Bible canon by the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Trent (1546). Catholic writers refer to these books as deuterocanonical, meaning “of the second(or later) canon,” as distinguished from protocanonical.

These additional writings are Tobit, Judith, Wisdom (of Solomon), Ecclesiasticus (not Ecclesiastes), Baruch, 1 and 2 Maccabees, supplements to Esther, and three additions to Daniel: The Song of the Three Holy Children, Susanna and the Elders, and The Destruction of Bel and the Dragon. The exact time of their being written is uncertain, but the evidence points to a time no earlier than the second or third century B.C.E.

Evidence Against Canonicity

While in some cases they have certain historical value, any claim for canonicity on the part of these writings is without any solid foundation. The evidence points to a closing of the Hebrew canon following the writing of the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Malachi in the fifth century B.C.E. The Apocryphal writings were never included in the Jewish canon of inspired Scriptures and do not form part of it today.

The first-century Jewish historian Josephus shows the recognition given only to those few books (of the Hebrew canon) viewed as sacred, stating: “We do not possess myriads of inconsistent books, conflicting with each other. Our books, those which are justly accredited, are but two and twenty [ the equivalent of the 39 books of the Hebrew Scriptures according to modern division] and contain the record of all time.”

Jerome, who is described as “the best Hebrew scholar” of the early church and who completed the Latin Vulgate in 405 C.E., took a definite stand against the uninspired Apocryphal books and was the first, in fact, to use the word “Apocrypha” explicitly in the sense of noncanonical as referring to these writings.

Later Apocryphal Works.

Particularly from the second century C.E. forward there has developed an immense body of writings making claim to divine inspiration and canonicity and pretending to relate to the Christian faith. Frequently referred to as the “Apocryphal New Testament,” these writings represent efforts at imitating the Gospel, Acts, letters, and the revelations contained in the canonical books of the Christian Greek Scriptures.

These writings manifest an attempt to provide information that the inspired writings deliberately omit, such as the activities and events relating to Jesus’ life from his childhood on up to the time of his baptism, or an effort to manufacture support for doctrines or traditions that find no basis in the Bible or are in contradiction to it. Thus the so-called Gospel of Thomas and the Protevangelium of James are filled with fanciful accounts of miracles supposedly wrought by Jesus in his childhood. But the whole effect of the picture they draw of him is to cause Jesus to appear as a capricious and petulant child endowed with impressive powers. (Compare the genuine account at Lu 2:51, 52).


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Matthew 7:7 (English Standard Version)

Ask, and It Will Be Given

7(A) "Ask,(B) and it will be given to you;(C) seek, and you will find;(D) knock, and it will be opened to you.

Cross references:

A. Matthew 7:7 : For Matthew 7:7-11, Luke 11:9-13

B. Matthew 7:7 : Matthew 18:19; 21:22; Mark 11:24; John 14:13; 15:7, 16; 16:23, 24; James 1:5, 6, 17; 1 John 3:22; 5:14, 15

C. Matthew 7:7 : 1 Chr 28:9; 2 Chr 15:2; Prov 8:17; Jer 29:13; Isa 55:6

D. Matthew 7:7 : Rev 3:20

Proverbs 2 (American Standard Version)

Proverbs 2

1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee;

2 So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart to understanding;

3 Yea, if thou cry after discernment, And lift up thy voice for understanding;

4 If thou seek her as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures:

5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, And find the knowledge of God.

6 For Jehovah giveth wisdom; Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding:

7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to them that walk in integrity;

Acts 17:11 (King James Version)

11These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Psalm 111:10 (American Standard Version)

10 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all they that do his commandments: His praise endureth for ever.

Proverbs 9:10 (American Standard Version)

10 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 8:13 (American Standard Version)

13 The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil: Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, And the perverse mouth, do I hate.

Jeremiah 17:5 (American Standard Version)

5 Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.

6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

Jeremiah 17 (New Living Translation)

5 This is what the LORD says:

“Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans,

who rely on human strength

and turn their hearts away from the LORD.

6 They are like stunted shrubs in the desert,

with no hope for the future.

They will live in the barren wilderness,

in an uninhabited salty land.

Numbers 23:19 (New Living Translation)

19 God is not a man, so he does not lie.

He is not human, so he does not change his mind.

Has he ever spoken and failed to act?

Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

Titus 1:2 (King James Version)

2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Christendom is a name given to the entirety of those who claim to be Christians. It can be said that those within this group worship Jesus Christ, as God.

I hastily add, that there are some who call themselves Christians who ARE DIFFERENT from those within Christendom, one such movement is referred to as Jehovah's Witnesses.

The disunity of those who profess Christianity dates back from the first century C.E. As a matter of FACT the very doctrine of Trinity [not Biblical] came about from the efforts of Roman emperor Constantine's attempt to unite the 'factions' [supported by his 'converted' mother Helena].

Although there is available today an abundance of information to show the pagan attributes of the Trinity doctrine, this article shall use the Bible, the ONLY TRUE AUTHORITY of TRUE CHRISTIANS to distinguish The Only Living God Almighty [YHWH, translated

JEHOVAH in English] and the One whom God SENT [John 8:42], Jesus the anointed One [Christ] or Messiah.

John 8:42 reads: Jesus said to them: "If God were your Father, you would love me , for from

God I came forth and am here. Neither have I come of my own initiative at all, but that

One sent me forth.

Firstly, the Tetragrammaton YHWH, which is translated as Yahweh and Jehovah, means; He

Causes To Become.

It should also be noted that God's personal Name represented by YHWH is ALMOST ALWAYS rendered as LORD or GOD in MOST Bible translations {even though it exists nearly 7,000 times in the manuscripts from which Bibles were translated [Hebrew text also called Old Testament by Christendom]} .

Jesus means Jehovah is Salvation, as does, Isaiah.

The Wikipedia states:

The editors of the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon state that YHWH occurs 6518 times in the Masoretic Text . While YHWH occurs 6518 times in the Masoretic Text that underlies all editions of the King James Bible, JEHOVAH [in all capitals letters] only occurs 4 times in current editions of the King James Bible : Exodus 6:3 and Psalm 83:18 and Isaiah 12:2 and Isaiah 26:4 (and three more times in place-names). (The King James Bible which is commonly sold in bookstores is an 18th century spelling and punctuation revision of the King James Bible of 1611) Instead of YHWH or Jehovah, the expression "The Lord" (with the word "Lord" in all capital letters) has commonly been used in most English-language Bible translations.

Why Jesus is NOT JEHOVAH?

1. By his own admission. John 5:19, 30; John 7:17, John 8:42, John 12:49, John 14:28,

John 20:17, Matthew 24:36, Matthew 4:10, Matthew 7:21 etc.

2. Psalm 110:1 and 4 compared with Hebrews 6:20, 8:1, 2, 4:15, Matthew 22:41- 46.

These Scriptures show that Jesus Christ is High Priest to God. God CANNOT be

High Priest to himself can he?

3. Deuteronomy 18:18, 19 compared with John 1:19-21, 25-27; 6:14; 7:40; Acts 3:19-26

Jehovah God mentioned a Prophet that was to come similar to Moses [would liberate the people from any entanglement so they can pursue true worship of God]. This Prophet was to SPEAK only TRUTH from God himself. John 12:49, John 8:42; John 18:37, Matthew 21:9 - 11.

4. When Jesus Christ was tempted by the Devil [slanderer] to do an act of worship to him, Satan [resister], Jesus directed Satan to God's Word [Bible] saying this privilege was

God's ONLY.

Matthew 4:10, compare with Deuteronomy 6:13- 15.

5. At Matthew 27: 46 we read: And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" NKJV.

Who was this God? Yes, my friends, Jesus was speaking to Almighty God, Jehovah.

Compare Psalm 22:1.

6. There are various references of the God and Father of Jesus Christ. Please read; 1 Peter 1:3, Romans 15:6, 2 Corinthians 1:3, Ephesians 1:3, John 20:17, Revelation 1:6, 3:12, 2 Corinthians 11:31.

NOTE PLEASE that EVEN when Jesus is glorified and in heaven he refers to his God [Revelation 3:12]. N.B. God Almighty JEHOVAH, is THE MOST HIGH

[Psalm 83:18]

he CANNOT BE ELEVATED ANY HIGHER SINCE HE IS AND HAS

ALWAYS BEEN THE MOST HIGH. [Re 4:8 - 11; Hebrews 12:18 - 29 compared with Philippians 2:5 - 11.

7. Jesus is identified as taking the scroll from the hand of the One seated on the throne in the heavens [that is from God's hand]. Revelation 5: 7.

8. Jesus is compared to an angel of God, at Galatians 4:14. This is supported by Proverbs 8:22-31, Hebrews 1: 5; Hebrews 8: 1, 2; Philippians 2: 5- 11; Revelation 3:14; 1 Thess. 4: 16. Col. 1:15, John 3:13, Daniel 7: 13, 14, Micah 5: 2.

9. Almighty God is from everlasting to everlasting [Psalm 90:2, Revelation 4:10,11], He

CANNOT DIE, Jesus had to die for redemption to be a reality [John 3:16, etc.]

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