- Religion and Philosophy
Jesus said that God MUST be worshipped in truth and spirit.
Must worship in spirit and truth.
Friends, all that we need to know and do to survive God Almighty’s soon coming judgment on this world, is available right there in His Holy Writings [Bible]. We just need to SEARCH and prepare our hearts to receive, God will ensure its success if we really TRY our BEST.
John 17:3 (King James Version)
3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Sadly, God’s opposer, Satan [Resister], has not made it easy for many, and he will NOT make it easy for us either. We NEED to be AWARE of Satan’s snares so as NOT to be FOOLED and taken in by them.
1 Peter 4:17 (King James Version)
17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Humility is NEEDED.
1 Peter 5 (King James Version)
6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Must Worship God in spirit and in truth.
John 4:24 (King James Version)
24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
God’s Holy Writings is in TOTAL HARMONY, any perceived discrepancies can be attributed to man. In fact we NEED to be aware of errors introduced in some renderings from the original tongues. Remember ONLY truth is GOOD ENOUGH.
The Comma Johanneum is a comma (a short clause) contained in most translations of the First Epistle of John published from 1522 until the latter part of the nineteenth century, owing to the widespread use of the third edition of the Textus Receptus (TR) as the sole source for translation. In translations containing the clause, such as the King James Version, 1 John 5:7–8 reads as follows (with the Comma in bold print):
5:7 "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one."
The resulting passage is an explicit reference to the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and for this reason some Christians are resistant to the elimination of the Comma from modern Biblical translations. Nonetheless, nearly all recent translations have removed this clause, as it does not appear in older copies of the Epistle and it is not present in the passage as quoted by any of the early Church Fathers, who would have had plenty of reason to quote it in their Trinitarian debates (for example, with the Arians), had it existed then. Most Churches now agree that the theology contained in the Comma is true, but that the Comma is not an original part of the Epistle of John.
Friends, it is our responsibility to SEEK truth, and TRUTH, ONLY.
Matthew 7:7 (King James Version)
7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
There are MANY, [SOME QUITE DIFFERENT] religions in TODAY'S world. Within Christendom itself there are TRINITARIANS and BINITARIANS, and, even UNITARIANS.
Who or whom are ALL these religions with their VARIED TEACHINGS serving?
Or, indeed, are they REALLY serving the TRUE God Almighty, JEHOVAH?
[Exodus 6:2, 3; Psalm 83:18]. Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 31:5.
Contamination of TRUE worship.
Almighty God's holy Writings [Bible], did make mention of a break-away from PURE worship.
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 Timothy 4: 3- 4 say: For there will be a period of time when they WILL NOT PUT UP WITH THE HEALTHFUL TEACHING, but, in accord with THEIR OWN DESIRES, they WILL ACCUMULATE TEACHERS for THEMSELVES to HAVE their EARS TICKLED, and they WILL TURN their ears AWAY FROM the TRUTH, whereas they WILL be TURNED aside to FALSE STORIES.
2 Thessalonians 2:9- 12 say: But the lawless one's presence is according to the
operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents and with
every UNRIGHTEOUS DECEPTION for those who are perishing, as a retribution
BECAUSE they DID NOT ACCEPT the LOVE of the TRUTH that they might be
SAVED. So that is why God lets an operation of ERROR GO TO THEM, that they
may get to believing the LIE, in order that they ALL MAY BE JUDGED because
they DID NOT BELIEVE the TRUTH but took PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
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 upon themselves. Furthermore, MANY WILL FOLLOW their acts of loose conduct, and on 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.
If, ANYONE, still doubts that there has been a FALL-AWAY from PURE worship, then 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.
In the book of Daniel there is mention of a CLEANSING and WHITENING in the
TIME of THE END. This CLEARLY SHOWS that SPIRITUAL DARKNESS or
a STATE OF FALSE WORSHIP would be AROUND IN THE TIME OF THE END.
The Scripture says at Daniel 12: 4; "And as for you, O Daniel, make secret the words and seal up the book, until the TIME of [THE] END. MANY will ROVE about, and the [true] knowledge will BECOME ABUNDANT." So, one can CLEARLY SEE that the interpretation and UNDERSTANDING of Scriptures and prophecies would be MADE KNOWN to MANY in the TIME OF THE END.
Verses 9 and 10 of chapter 12 of Daniel continue: And he went on to say: "Go, Daniel, because the words are MADE SECRET and SEALED UP until the TIME of [the] END. Many will CLEANSE themselves and WHITEN themselves and WILL be REFINED. And the wicked ones will certainly act wickedly, and NO WICKED ones AT ALL WILL UNDERSTAND; but the ones HAVING INSIGHT WILL UNDERSTAND."
This clearly shows that HONEST-HEARTED ones who REALLY SEARCH God's Word, the
Holy Scriptures [Bible] for TRUTH, WILL FIND IT. Not so for those who are wicked at heart, though. Proverbs 2: 1- 6; Acts 17: 11.
Most persons on earth wittingly or unwittingly serving Satan.
Revelation 12:9 reads: So down the great dragon was hurled, THE ORIGINAL
SERPENT, the one CALLED Devil [slanderer] and Satan [resister], who is misleading the ENTIRE INHABITED EARTH, he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.
Revelation 13:4 reads: And they WORSHIPPED the dragon because it gave the authority to the wild beast, and they WORSHIPPED the wild beast with the words: "Who is like the wild beast, and who can do battle with it?"
Revelation 13:8 reads: And all those who DWELL ON THE EARTH will WORSHIP it; the name of NOT ONE OF THEM stands written in the scroll of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered, from the founding of the world.
2 Corinthians 4:3, 4 read:
If, now, the good news we declare is in fact VEILED, it is VEILED among THOSE WHO ARE PERISHING, AMONG WHOM the god of THIS system of things has BLINDED the MINDS of the UNBELIEVERS that the ILLUMINATION of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might NOT SHINE THROUGH.
We should NOT feel safe in numbers, since this world is under Satan's influence; 1 John 5:19;
1 John 2:17; Revelation 12: 9; 2 Corinthians 4: 3, 4. Also, narrow and cramped is the road leading to LIFE, and FEW are the ones finding it, WHILST, broad and spacious is the road leading to destruction and MANY, are the ones going that way. Matthew 7: 13, 14.
Jehovah God's love through his Son, Jesus Christ, be with you. John 3: 16.
Friends, if we search diligently God’s Holy Writings [Bible], we cannot
fail to see God’s TRUTH [John 17:17; Psalm 119:160; John 18:37].
Take for instance the fallacy of the Trinity, misled men have even changed
parts of the Bible to try to support this FALLACY.
Revelation 1:11 (American Standard Version)
11 saying, What thou seest, write in a book and send it to the seven churches: unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamum, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Revelation 1:11 (King James Version)
11Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
The difference in the above can be clearly seen. This spurious insertion,
is only found in the King James Version, Amplified Version, Gideon Bibles
and a few others. The error can be traced to a handful of manuscripts out
of greater than five thousand available today, namely the so-called Textus
1 John 5:7 so-called Comma Johanneum
1 John 5:7 (New Century Version)
7 So there are three witnesses:[a]
- 1 John 5:7 So . . . witnesses A few very late Greek copies and the Latin Vulgate continue, "in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three witnesses agree. 8And there are three witnesses on earth:"
1 John 5:7 (American Standard Version)
7 And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth.
1 John 5:7 (New Living Translation)
7 So we have these three witnesses[a]—
- 1 John 5:7 A few very late manuscripts add in heaven—the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And we have three witnesses on earth.
1 John 5:7 (English Standard Version)
7For there are three that testify:
You need not guess what the KJV says.
1 John 5:7 (King James Version)
7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
The above addition as far as I can tell was inspired alright, but NOT by God Almighty JEHOVAH. John 8:44,
1 Timothy 4:1, 2 Thessalonians 2:9- 12 etc. come to mind.
1 Timothy 3:16
1 Timothy 3:16 (New Living Translation)
16 Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith[a]:
1 Timothy 3:16 (American Standard Version)
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen of angels, Preached among the nations, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
1 Timothy 3:16 (New International Version)
16Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great:
He[a] appeared in a body,[b]
was vindicated by the Spirit,
was seen by angels,
was preached among the nations,
was believed on in the world,
was taken up in glory.
1 Timothy 3:16 (English Standard Version)
16Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:
(A) He[a] was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated[b] by the Spirit,[c]
(B) seen by angels,
(C) proclaimed among the nations,
(D) believed on in the world,
(E) taken up in glory.
- 1 Timothy 3:16 Greek Who; some manuscripts God; others Which
- 1 Timothy 3:16 Or justified
- 1 Timothy 3:16 Or vindicated in spirit
1 Timothy 3:16 (Contemporary English Version)
16Here is the great mystery of our religion:
Christ [a] came as a human. The Spirit proved
that he pleased God,
and he was seen by angels.
Christ was preached
to the nations.
People in this world
put their faith in him,
and he was taken up to glory.
- 1 Timothy 3:16 Christ: The Greek text has "he," probably meaning "Christ." Some manuscripts have "God."
I need not state what the KJV and some other