Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Tale of Two Women representing Two Cities


           Bible Believers' Newsletter 980

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship in God's unchanging Word.

We have a full house of news; in due course we will see how the Machiavellian dialectic being imposed upon Qatar turns out, bearing in mind that the 'hot stage' of this war is designed to exhaust political Islam and political Zionism in controlled conflict. Our main article focuses upon women, ultimately the Bride of Jesus Christ and the bride of Satan.

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ
Anthony Grigor-Scott

UN Report Most Refugees were Targets of US Intervention

Television is a WMD
June 24, 2017 — A UN report has shown that more than 65 million people were forced to leave their home countries last year, becoming refugees due to deadly conflict. The top nations from which refugees fled have one thing in common, they were all targets of US intervention . . . The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which drafted the report, put the figure into perspective, stating that increasing conflict and persecution worldwide have led to "one person being displaced every three seconds—less than the time it takes to read this sentence" . . . what the UN report failed to mention was the role of US foreign intervention, indirect or direct, in fomenting the conflicts responsible for producing most of the world's refugees. According to the report, three of the nations producing the highest number of refugees are Syria (12 million refugees created in 2016), Afghanistan (4.7 million) and Iraq (4.2 million) . . . It is worth noting that each US soldier in Afghanistan costs US taxpayers $2.1 million . . . The report ranks Colombia as the world's second-largest producer of refugees, with 7.7 million Colombians displaced in 2016. Like Syria, the US has not directly invaded Colombia, but is known to have extensively funded paramilitary groups, also known as "death squads," in the country since the 1980s . . . Full story:

Comment: Speaking at the Herzliya conference on Thursday, Israel's intelligence and transportation minister Yisrael Katz asked King Salman to invite Prime Minister Netanyahu to Riyadh and to send newly appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Tel Aviv in return . . . You can also send your heir, the new one, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He's a dynamic person. He is an initiator. And he wants to break through . . . They know we have to create an access vis-a-vis Iran . . . A peace deal must be reached with "moderate Arab Sunni countries"... ( Three Jew-ruled countries—USA, Israel, and Saudi Arabia want to destroy peaceful Iran.

Hersh: Trump Ignored Intel before Bombing Syria

June 26, 2017 — The Syrian strike on a jihadist meeting place in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4 was closely coordinated beforehand between Russian and US intelligence agencies. The US were well apprised of what would happen and tracked the events . . . [If you review past news items you will discover the 'victims' of the false flag so-called sarin gas attack were not locals but civilians who had been kidnapped, murdered and transported by Jihadists] . . . Full story:

Comment: US Military Officials: there was no chemical weapons attack in Syria . . . Trump bombed Syria DESPITE advice from military and intelligence chiefs. . . On April 6, United States President Donald Trump authorized an early morning Tomahawk missile strike on Shayrat Air Base in central Syria in retaliation for what he said was a deadly nerve agent attack carried out by the Syrian government two days earlier in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. Trump issued the order despite having been warned by the US intelligence community that it had found no evidence that the Syrians had used a chemical weapon . . . I learned of the total disconnect between the president and many of his military advisers and intelligence officials, as well as officers on the ground in the region who had an entirely different understanding of the nature of Syria's attack on Khan Sheikhoun. I was provided with evidence of that disconnect, in the form of transcripts of real-time communications, immediately following the Syrian attack on April 4 [Here's one of the transcripts] . . . media blackout was so strong that . . . Hersh's story appeared yesterday in a German publication, Welt am Sonntag.

The jihadists (agents of the Sauds) in Syria know that if they again set up a chemical attack so as to blame it on Assad, the US and its allies have already committed themselves to go to war to overthrow Syria's government (for 'humanitarian reasons'). Any jihadist group there could thus pull the trigger even prior to the G20 Summit. Full story:

Israel's Fire Support for its Al-Qaeda Mercenaries started Three Years Ago

June 26, 2017 — Al-Qaeda attacked a Syrian Arab Army position in Madinat al-Baath (map) next to the Israel occupied Golan heights. Al-Qaeda requested Israeli fire-support by launching some mortars towards empty space in the Israel occupied area. The Israeli DefenCe Force accepted the request and destroyed two Syrian Arab Army tanks. Two Syrian soldiers were killed. The SAA held steady and the al-Qaeda attack on its position failed.

This was very easy to predict. Israel has supported al-Qaeda in the area since at least 2014. The al-Qaeda fire-request-by-mortar scheme has been in place for at least three years. In October 2014 the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which back then still covered the area, reported to the UN Security Council . . .

The Wall Street Journal, also three years late, reported last week that Israel had set up a special IDF unit to advise, train, support and control al-Qaeda in the Golan area: Israel Gives Secret Aid to Syrian Rebels . . . Full story:

Seven Secrets about the World—revealed through the Proxy War on Syria

  • June 23, 2017 — Media all around the world are controlled by the same interests . . . With the exception of Russia's RT, every influential newspaper and TV channel in the world has repeated the same propaganda, talking points, and the narratives with impeccable coordination . . .
  • Media-Entertainment can peddle the biggest whoppers . . . media wouldn't even think about revealing the geopolitical and financial reasons behind the Syrian war—Qatar oil/gas pipeline through Syria to Europe, Israel's land and oil grab in Golan Heights, Saudi Arabia's obsession with preventing a Shiite Crescent (Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon) etc. . . . media's job is to sell the war . . . The difference between Assad and the rebels can be summed up in this one picture comparing school girls in Syria with school girls under ISIS.
  • Entire political establishment can lie about something . . . shows how strong the military-industrial complex and the globalists are.
  • Wars can be easily manufactured . . . America is in a perpetual state of war.
  • Any foreign leader can be demonized, any nation can be destroyed . . .  just believe one-dimensional caricatures for foreign leaders, so the verdict against a foreign leader/country will always be guilty.
  • Wars can be a secret project of multiple nations . . . the verdict against a foreign leader/country will always be guilty.
  • Islamic terrorists are proxy tools for the West . . . 2 min. video. Full story:

Another Step toward a Devastating War: Washington's Pretence that it is fighting ISIS

June 19, 2017 — There is no intelligence in Washington. Only arrogance and hubris. The quarter century I spent there was with the most utterly stupid people on the face of the earth.

I expect Russia to win this, because Russia has intelligent leadership, and Washington does not.

Nevertheless, perhaps mistakenly, as no one can know everything, I blame Russia for letting the Syrian crisis develop. Russia and Syria would have won the war long ago, except Russia kept declaring premature victory, pulling out, having to go back, always hoping to reach an agreement with Washington. Indeed, reaching an agreement with Washington was more important to the Russian government than winning the war or anything else.

Regardless of the evidence, the Russian government's hope simply could not die that Russia and Washington could reach an agreement to fight terrorism together. What utter nonsense. The terrorism in the Russian province of Chechnya was instigated by Washington. The Russian government does not seem to understand that there are no independent terrorists. Terrorism is a Washington weapon. So how can the Russian government make a pact against terrorism with the country that is using terrorism as a weapon against Russia?

What does Russia think the neoconservatives' plan to conquer Syria and Iran is about if not to bring more terrorism to Russia . . .

Little doubt that Putin is a moral leader who is opposed to war and wants the best for all countries. However, by sacrificing the advantage every time he gains it to the nonsensical idea of making an agreement with Washington simply conveys to Washington weakness. Washington thinks Putin is just another person who Washington can walk over. This is a miscalculation, and it will result in war. It would be much better if Putin laid down the gauntlet and made it completely clear that "if you want war, it will be there in 30 minutes." Suddenly, Russia would be taken seriously . . . Putin, the leader of the free world, should not be on the defensive from a bankrupt, two-bit punk, washed up government in Washington that wallows in evil. Full story:

Comment: Daniel 2:43.

The US Escalation in Syria and the Threat of World War

June 21, 2017 — [Jewess] Kimberly Kagan, who now heads the Institute of the Study of War . . . stated, One of the aims of the American intervention would be to "energize Sunni populations in the Euphrates River zone . . ." In other words, Washington will seek to reignite the sectarian war for regime change based on Sunni Islamist militias, but this time with American "boots on the ground" . . . prepared—behind the backs of the American people and without any debate, much less a shred of legality—is another full-scale Middle East war directed not just at Syrian regime change, but at confronting Iran and nuclear-armed Russia . . .
Full story:

In first, Pope Francis names Rabbis to Pontifical Academy of Life

Papal Keys
June 18, 2017 — Two rabbis, one from Israel and one from Argentina, were appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Life, the first time rabbis have been invited to be members of the academy. Pope Francis appointed 45 new ordinary members and five honorary members to the academy's advisory body, the Vatican announced last week.

Israeli rabbi Avraham Steinberg, who won the Israel Prize in 1999 for original rabbinic literature, and Argentinean rabbi Fernando Szlajen were designated on June 13 as members of the institution that "exists for the promotion and defence of human life, especially regarding bioethics as it regards Christian morality". . . Full story:

Comment: Pope Francis has vowed a "spirit of renewed collaboration" with Jews which is scriptural and timely, (Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11; Isaiah 28:18-22; Revelation 6:8; 17:11 – 18:20).

The Dönmeh: the Middle East's Most Whispered Secret

October 25, 2011 — The Dönmeh sect of Judaism was founded in the 17th century by Rabbi Sabbatai Zevi, a Kabbalist who believed he was the Messiah . . . the rabbi's followers, known as Sabbateans, but also "crypto-Jews," publicly proclaimed their Islamic faith but secretly practiced their hybrid form of Judaism . . . Modern Turkey: a secret Zionist state controlled by the Dönmeh . . . support for Zionism, the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, after World War I and during Nazi rule in Europe that endeared Turkey to Israel and vice versa . . . Knowledge that it was Dönmeh, in a natural alliance with the Zionists of Europe, who were responsible for the deaths of Armenian and Assyrian Christians, expulsion from Turkey of Greek Orthodox Christians, and the cultural and religious eradication of Turkish Islamic traditions, would issue forth in the region a new reality . . . Greek and Turkish Cypriots . . . Armenians . . . would realize that they had a common foe that was their actual persecutor [the Dönmeh Jews]. . .

British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour, in a letter to Baron Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Zionists, stated: "His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people . . ." The deal had the tacit backing . . . from Dönmeh Jews who supported the Zionist cause, Kemal Ataturk and Ibn Saud. The present situation in the Middle East should be seen in this light . . . the Dönmeh and their Zionist brethren in Israel and elsewhere are worried about Dönmeh and Zionist historical revisionism, including their role in the Armenian and Assyrian genocide . . . With reformist governments in Turkey and Egypt much more willing to look into the background of those who have split the Islamic world, Ataturk in Turkey and Mubarak in Egypt, the Sauds are likely very much aware that it is only a matter of time before their links, both modern and historical, to Israel will be fully exposed. Full story:

House Panel takes First Step towards Military 'Space Corps'

June 20, 2017 — Lawmakers on Tuesday took the first step towards establishing a 'Space Corps' within the Air Force—similar to the way the Marine Corps functions in the Navy—by drafting legislation that would require the new organization to be set up by January 1, 2019 . . . Current Air Force leadership opposes setting up a Space Corps . . .

Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said he believes the move would only cause confusion. "I don't support it at this time" . . . Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said . . . "I could not agree more that now is the time to address the threats our nation faces in space, which is why the Air Force has proposed a 20 percent increase in space funding in this year's budget, and announced last week a reorganization that integrates, elevates and normalizes space" . . . Full story:

Yellowstone Supervolcano hit by 878 Earthquakes in just over Two Weeks

June 28, 2017 — A swarm of 878 quakes has been recorded over the past fortnight at Yellowstone. When the earthquakes started on June 12, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said it was the highest number of earthquakes at the park within a single week in the past five years . . . The strongest quake of 4.4 magnitude hit on Thursday, June 15. 'The swarm consists of one earthquake in the magnitude 4 range, 5 earthquakes in the magnitude 3 range, 68 earthquakes in the magnitude 2 range, 277 earthquakes in the magnitude 1 range, 508 earthquakes in the magnitude 0 range, and 19 earthquakes with magnitudes of less than zero,' the report said. 'Earthquake swarms are common in Yellowstone and, on average, comprise about 50 per cent of the total seismicity in the Yellowstone region'. Full story:

The Tale of Two Women representing Two Cities

The Prophet of Malachi 4:5-6 said, "the woman is made so she can deceive and be deceived. A good woman is a jewel in a man's crown. She should be honoured. The best thing God could give a man besides salvation is a good wife".

"King Solomon found more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters; he who pleases God will escape her; but the sinner will be ensnared by her. Behold, this is what I have found, says the Preacher, step by step I searched for the conclusion. What my heart sought continually I did not find: one man among a thousand I found; but a woman among all these I have not found. Only this have I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many means to follow their own downward path"  (Ecclesiastes 7:26-29).

Did you know that the Bible mentions the names of only four women from the antediluvian world?
    Genesis 3:20, "And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living." Adam did NOT father Eve's first born.

    The Word of God is forever settled in heaven. Before one speck of stardust was made, that Word [God's law] was there EXACTLY AS IT IS WRITTEN IN OUR BIBLE. Now the Word teaches us that if a woman leaves her husband and goes with another man she is an adulteress and is no longer married and the husband is not to take her back. That Word was true in Eden as it was true when Moses wrote it in the Law. The Word can't change. Adam took her back (Deuteronomy 24:1-4; Romans 5:12-21). Hence we are all "born in [Adam's] iniquity [taking Eve back to himself when she should have been burnt (Leviticus 21:9)]; and in sin [Eve's unbelief in God and trust in the Devil-incarnate Serpent's lie] did my mother conceive me, and come into the world speaking lies" (Psalm 51:5-6).

    Had Eve not allowed herself to be seduced, Adam's race would have reproduced by the knowledge of God's holy Word revealed to her prophet husband—not by Satan's wisdom and the Serpent's lust. God introduced polygamy after the fall because a man's unregenerate soul found it difficult to overcome his mortal spirit.

Job & his comforters
Job observed: "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble . . . Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one." Job was elect of God, so despite his physical discomfort and the discouragement of his "comforters" Job recognized that man must be re-born by a Man. "I know that my KINSMAN Redeemer lives, and at the last day He will stand upon the earth: and after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my [glorified resurrected] flesh I shall see God: whom I myself shall see, whom my own eyes shall behold, and not another; my heart fails within me as I wait in hope" (Job 14:1, 4; 19:25-27).

The original law of marriage is that two only should be one flesh (Genesis 2:24). The last Adam Jesus Christ laid open the iniquity of fornication, and restored marriage to its first form (Matthew 5:27-32; 19:8-9; Revelation 17:1 – 19:2). The new creation of God-men is the seed of Jesus Messiah—our second birth begotten by the spoken Word apart from human male instrumentality like the first and the last Adam.

Whereas our flesh was conceived by the physical union of our parents, our soul was "dead in trespasses and sins" (Ephesians 2:1; Psalm 51:5-6). Our second birth is the spiritual quickening of our soul from darkness into Light by a clear understanding of "the present Truth" through our invisible union with our heavenly Bridegroom (II Peter 1:12).

We are not our body that must change in the atoms, or our mortal spirit that will be replaced by our theophany. "As we have borne the image of the earthy first man, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly second Man . . . flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption . . . [God's elect] shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last Trump: for the Trumpet of God shall sound and the dead [in Christ] shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed [into glorified flesh]" (I Corinthians 15:47-52).

I John 3:5-10, "Jesus Christ appeared in visible form and became man to take away sins [i.e. unbelief in the revealed Word]; and in Him is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin [or disbelieve the revealed Word, which is to reject the Holy Spirit]: whoever sins has neither known or understood Him. Little children, let no one deceive you: he who practices righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. He who practices sin [unbelief] is of Satan; for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared that He might destroy the works of the Devil. Whoever is born of God does not commit sin; for His seed remains in him (Luke 8:11; I Peter 1:23-25): and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are distinguished from the children of the Devil: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother".

Nowadays Cain's descendants claim a matriarchal lineage to Eve who was of Adam's race but as the genealogies of Adam and Cain are both patriarchal and distinct (Genesis 4-5) the ruse fails. The other three antediluvian women named in the Bible were all of Cain's race:
    Genesis 4:19-22, "Lamech [meaning powerful by virtue of the implements of bronze and iron of (his son) Tubal-cain's craftsmanship] took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah [meaning adornment or beauty], and the name of the other Zillah [which means shade, implying comfort and coolness]".

    "And Adah bore Jabal [meaning flowing stream, wanderer]: he was the father of those who dwell in tents, and have cattle [nomads with no inheritance in this world; distinguished from Abel who was a pastoralist and homesteader]. And his brother's name was Jubal [music player]: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ]. And Zillah, she also bore Tubal-cain, a whetter of every artificer in bronze and iron. [Tubal the coppersmith invented bronze, a hard alloy of copper and tin]: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah".

    How the seed of the Serpent crossed from the antediluvian ageNaamah (Naomi) meaning loveliness or pleasantness, was renowned for her beauty and demeanour. These beautiful refined women were hardly drudges and household slaves, nor the men coarse and boorish but prosperous, educated people, not only in the arts, engineering and science, but also in the elegancies of life. The names of the three women are indicative of sensual attractions or intentions of the worldly mind of the Cainites. Lamech's three sons are the authors of inventions which show how the mind and efforts of the Cainites inclined toward beautifying and perfecting their earthbound existence. Our Laodicean immoral, amoral physical and spiritual Cainite civilization likewise is "materially rich, increased with goods, in need of nothing, yet spiritually it is wretched, and miserable, bankrupt of faith, blind to what Peter called "the present Truth" and naked of the Blood of Christ" (Revelation 3:17-20; II Timothy 3:1 – 4:4).

    The chart above shows that Naamah the Serpent's seed was the wife Noah took with him in the Ark (Genesis 6:4). She was not the mother of his three sons, who along with their three wives and Noah were perfect in their Adamic lineage. Naamah, a direct descendant of Cain, was the mother of Ham's illegitimate son Canaan (Genesis 6:9-10; 9:18-29). Contrary to some cults there were no 'pre-Adamites'; Genesis 1 and 2 teach that Adam was formed before the animals and ignoring the effect of exposure to sunlight, melanin is the primary determinant of skin colour.
As Jesus prophesied, "the conditions of the days of Noah have repeated in the days of the (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming of the Son of man . . . as a thief in the night" (Matthew 24:37; I Thessalonians 5:2; II Thessalonians 2:1-3; Revelation 3:3; 16:15). For the past fifty-four years the Lord has been "taking one from the field, and leaving one; taking one from the mill, and leaving one; taking one from the great whore, and leaving one; taking one from her (once) Protestant daughter churches, and leaving one. Where to, Lord? Wheresoever the carcase of the living Body of Word of Christ is, there will the eagles be gathered together" (Matthew 24:27-28; 37-51; 25:1-13; Revelation 17:1-5; 18:4; Genesis 6:1-13).

"As it was in the days that were before the flood" our committed hedonists, epicurean oligarchs, effete plutocrats, the best politicians the City of London can buy, and talking heads, are eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, and know not that God has sent "a Prophet as thoroughly vindicated, or even more thoroughly vindicated than was any prophet in all the ages from Enoch to this day, because this man of necessity had the capstone prophetic ministry, and God has shown him forth. He did not need to speak for himself, God spoke for him by the voice of the sign" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 329; Luke 17:28-30; Genesis 18; Hebrews 4:12; 13:8).

As we shall see, there are two women representing two cities.

The apostle and prophet Peter whom the Judaeo-Roman Universal church claim was their first pope pastored the circumcision in his Church at Jerusalem and was never in Rome. Besides, the Judaeo-Roman Universal church organized at the First Nicaea Council of AD325, and her first pope was Boniface III, crowned in 607.

Peter cautioned "be mindful of the Words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour."

Peter prophesied: "Know this first, that in the last days scoffers will come, following after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same Word are kept in store, reserved unto nuclear fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men" (II Peter 3:2-7).

VaticanSpeaking of women: "The Catholic Church is the only religious institution that can enter into diplomatic relations and that interests itself in international rights, acting through the Holy See, an international sovereign subject of singular characteristics" (Monsignor Pietro Parolin, Undersecretary for Relations with States, 2007). In this amazing quote the Catholic undersecretary unwittingly confirms the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church is the whore of Babylon! It is the ONLY religious institution that can enter diplomatic relations with the "kings of the earth and of the whole world" (Isaiah 24:21; Jeremiah 25; Revelation 6:15; 16:14; 17:2, 18; 18:3-20; 19:9; 21:24). "With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made incapable of sober judgment by the wine [teachings] of her fornication [idolatry]"  (Revelation 17:2; 14:8; 16:19; 18:3). Not only are over a billion Catholics deceived by her teachings but her (once) Protestant harlot daughter churches follow Catholic dogma—her Babylonian trinity of gods, a false baptism in three titles, sprinkling and pouring instead of immersion, organized religion led by committees of men, a nicolaitane priesthood, the false Apostles' Creed (so-called), christening, confirmation, godparents, and pagan Babylonian festivals like Christmas and Easter.

The papacy is so influential and powerful that nearly every major country consults her before making major policy moves. "Her large diplomatic corps maintains relations with more than 100 nations" (US News and World Report, October 30, 1978, p. 24). In 2011, she had diplomatic relations with 178 countries, only about 20 remain for her to have full union with the whole world.

Brother Branham said, "Now I want you to be very careful here and see this. God has promised that at the end time Malachi 4 is going to be fulfilled. It has to be for this is the Spirit-quickened Word of God spoken by the prophet Malachi. Jesus referred to it. It is just before Christ comes the second time. By the time Jesus comes all Scripture must be fulfilled. The Gentile dispensation will be in its last Church Age when that messenger of Malachi comes. He will be right with the Word. He will take the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation. He will start at the serpent's seed and carry on to the Messenger in the latter rain. But he will be rejected by the denominations".

[This is mostly history; the Laodicean or "last Church Age" ended in 1963. Brother Branham's Message has restored the apostolic faith (Malachi 4:5, 6b; Matthew 17:11) and "finished the mystery of God" veiled from the foundation of the world by the mysteries of the seven thunders in Revelation 10 and Daniel 12 which are the revelations contained in the Seven Seals. Christ is the Logos and fullness of the Word, the mystery of God revealed by the former (or teaching) rain of the Prophet's Message that introduced His second or 'parousia' Coming as Son of man and Judge (John 5:27). Christ in us will be "the Messenger in the latter (or harvest) rain" to manifest that they are "the Sons of God"].

"He has to be [rejected] for that is history repeating itself from the time of Ahab. Israel's history under Ahab is happening right here in America where the prophet of Malachi appears. As Israel left Egypt to worship in freedom, pushed out the natives, raised up a nation with great leaders like David, and then put an Ahab on the throne with a Jezebel behind him to direct, we have done the very same in America. Our forefathers left for this land to worship and live in freedom. They pushed back the natives and took over the land. Mighty men like Washington and Lincoln were raised up but after awhile other men of such poor calibre succeeded these worthy men that soon an Ahab was set in the presidential chair with a Jezebel behind him to direct him".

[America's 'Ahab' was Roman Catholic President John Kennedy who was married to a Jewish wife and influenced by the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church. Israel's Ahab was weak and misled by his evil physical and spiritual Serpent's seed wife, Jezebel, daughter of king Ethbaal of Sidon, who murdered his way to the throne and was high priest of Ashtoreth (the deified Semiramis, Astarte, Cybele, Venus, Diana, etc., the moon-goddess, Baal's consort whom Roman Catholics worship as the deified Virgin Mary).

Under Jezebel's influence Ahab introduced the impure worship of the sun-god Baal, adding other gods besides Jehovah (Exodus 20:2), veiling their real idolatry with flimsy pretexts as does Rome].

"It is at such a time as this that the messenger of Malachi [William Branham] must come. Then in the latter rain will come a Mount Carmel showdown [by the 'third pull' of Christ's end-time Bride in the manifestation of the Sons of God typed by Elijah when he confronted Jezebel's prophets of Baal in I Kings 18]. Watch this carefully now to see it in the Word. John was the forerunner of Malachi 3. He planted the former rain and was rejected by the organizations of his day. Jesus came and had a Mount Transfiguration show down [when God vindicated Him as the Word who spoke through Moses and Elijah, who were each rejected by Israel]. The second forerunner of Christ [William Branham] will sow [the former rain] for the latter [or harvest] rain. Jesus will be the showdown between denominations and creeds, for He will come to back up His Word and take His Bride in the rapture. The first showdown was Mount Carmel; the second was the Mount Transfiguration, and the third will be Mount Zion" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 174:1-2).

As on Mount Carmel the "showdown" will be between the false prophets of Baal and Christ's end-time Bride; between creeds and traditions and God's revealed Word. As Fire came down from heaven and consumed Elijah's sacrifice, the Pillar of Cloud and Fire will vindicate and receive the Sons of God in the translation. Jesus will be the showdown between the denominations and creeds, for He will come to back up His Word and take His Bride in the rapture. In the Mount Transfiguration showdown, Moses typed the resurrection of the Church Age saints, while Elijah typed "we who are alive and remain" to be glorified without death and meet the Lord in the Air.

The Prophet said, "I believe it was Elijah, one time, up on Mount Carmel, after the showdown, in a great hour of the crisis that we're just about to come to right now. Perhaps, it may be to you or I, tonight, that we make this choice, like the Mount Carmel experience. Frankly, I think it's going on, worldwide, now. But there will soon be a time where that you'll have to make a choice.

And you men here, of your denominational churches, just believe this, that the hour is right on you, when you're going to make a choice. You're either going to go into the World Council, or you're not going to be a denomination anymore.
You're going to have to do that, and that choice is coming soon.

And it's a dangerous thing to wait till that last hour, too, because you might take on something that you could never shake out of it. You know, there is a time when you can be warned, then, if you step across that line of warning, then you're already marked on the other side, branded (Joshua 24:15; Hebrews 3:15-19; Revelation 13:15).

Remember, when the jubilee year come, and the priest rode with his trumpet sounding, that every slave could go free. But if they refused to accept their freedom, then he had to be taken to the temple, to a post, and an awl bore him through the ear, and then he served his master always (Exodus 21:6; Deuteronomy 15:17). It was placed on his ear as a type of hearing. "Faith cometh by hearing." He heard that trumpet, but he didn't want to listen to it.

And many time, men and women hear God's Truth, and see it vindicated and proven Truth, but yet they don't want to hear it. There's some other reason. There's some other choosing that they have, than to face up to Truth and fact, therefore their ears can be closed to the Gospel. They'll never hear it again. My advice to you, when God speaks to your heart, you act right then.

Elijah gave them a choice which they should: "Choose you this day whom you shall serve. If God be God, serve Him. But if Baal be God, serve him" (I Kings 18:21; Choosing a Bride, p. 6:39-44).

Now YOU have to make your choice, if Jesus Christ were in your shoes would he follow your footsteps? Are we following Him? Mount Zion is the true dwelling place of God and His elect Children. He lives in us, for we are New Jerusalem, the antitype of the earthly Zion where His House was situate in old Jerusalem. John, who signified Christ's end-time Bride "saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great Voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God" (Revelation 21:2-3). Have you caught the vision?

In II Corinthians 11:2-4 Paul declared, "I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the Serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you too might be seduced".

Natural Eve was deceived and surrendered her virginity to the Serpent before her espoused husband Adam could know his bride. On this account Adam called her "the mother of all that is living." The oldest profession is indeed prostitution.

Spiritual Eve prostituted herself with creeds and traditions against her espoused Husband the revealed Word before He could take her to Himself. This took place at the Hegelian dialectic of the First Nicaea Council in AD325. There nominal Christians were made to choose between the false oneness doctrine of the heretic Arius which denied the deity of Christ, and the polytheistic dogma of the heretic Athanasius which renamed the Babylonian trinity of gods "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" supported by unscriptural baptism in those Titles.

Trinitarianism is "the mark of the beast." When Israel adopted the trinity God sent Sennacherib and Shalmaneser to dissolve the nation and transport the ten tribes. When Judah adopted the trinity He sent Nebuchadnezzar to transport the Judeans to lifelong captivity, raze His Temple and commence the times of Gentile dominion over Judah and Jerusalem that will last to the consummation.

God is known by sovereign revelation to individuals, not by committee decisions; the majority is always WRONG in spiritual matters (Matthew 7:14; Luke 12:32). Jesus prophesied the judgment of the Judaeo-Roman Universal church as "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" during John's incarceration on Patmos Island from AD95 to 95 "for the Word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ," and condemned the prostitute church to be burned with nuclear fire 209 years before it organized (Revelation 2:20-24; 17:1-5, 16; 18:16-18).

The natural types the spiritual, the first Eve was the mother of the physical Serpent's seed whilst the second Eve is the mother of spiritual Serpent's seed, her harlot daughter churches that have prostituted themselves against their espoused Husband, the last Adam—"teaching for doctrines the commandments of men they have made the Word of God of none effect" (Matthew 15:1-9).

In II Thessalonians 2:1-12 Paul cautioned: "Although religious fanaticism will abound concerning the Coming of our Lord, let no one in any way deceive you: for the day of the Lord will be preceded by worldwide apostasy, then that man of sin will be revealed, the son of perdition; the Adversary who opposes and rises against every so-called God or object of worship, so that he seats himself in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God [remitting sins]".

Rome's pope is Judas' apostolic successor as "the son of perdition" (II Thessalonians 2:3), whose blasphemous claims include:

Gregory IX (1227 – 1242) stated, "Wherefore, if those things that I do be said to be done not of man, but of God; what can you make me but God?"

Boniface VIII decreed in 1303, "Temporal authority [of kings] must be subject to spiritual power [of the pope]".

Pope John XXII (1316 – 1328) stated, "To believe that our Lord God the Pope has not the power to decree as he is decreed, is to be deemed heretical" (The Gloss of Extravagantes of Pope John XXII, Cum. Inter, title 14, chapter 4, "Ad Callem Sexti Decretalium," Column 140, Paris, 1685. (In an Antwerp edition of the Extravagantes, the words, "Dominum Deum Nostrum Papam" (i.e. "Our Lord God the Pope") can be found in column 153).

Pius V (1566 – 1572) said, "He that reigneth on high made him [the pope] alone prince over all people and all kingdoms, to pluck up, destroy, scatter, consume, plant and build" (Bull published against Queen Elizabeth I). "The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth" (Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218, 'Cities Petrus Bertanous').

Leo XIII 1878-1903) asserted, "There is no allegiance to Christ without submission to the Pope" (Michael Malone, Apostolic Digest, Book 4: "The Book of Christians," Chapter 4). And,

"We hold upon this earth the place of God almighty" (Encyclical Letter, June 20, 1894). And,

"Remember and understand well that where Peter is, there is the Church; that those who refuse to associate in communion with the Chair of Peter belong to Antichrist, not to Christ. He who would separate himself from the Roman Pontiff has no further bond with Christ"  (Satis Cognitum, quoted in "Acts of Leo XIII: Supreme Pontiff," Rome: Vatican Press, 1896).

In 1662 when "Peter's chair" was being cleaned in order to set it up in some conspicuous place of the Vatican, the twelve labours of Hercules appeared on it (Bower's History of the Popes, Vol. i. p. 7), it had been borrowed from the pagans and so it had to be laid aside. The next chair appears to have been purloined from Muslims; for when the French soldiers under General Bonaparte took possession of Rome in 1795, they found on the back of it, in Arabic, this well-known sentence from the Koran, "There is no God but God, and Mahomet is His Prophet" (Lady Morgan's Italy, Vol. iii. p. 81; Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons).

Pius X (1903-1914) stated, "The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ Himself, hidden under the veil of the flesh. Does the Pope speak? It is Jesus Christ who speaks. Does the Pope accord a favour or pronounce an anathema? It is Jesus Christ who pronounces the anathema or accords the favour. So, when the Pope speaks we have no business to examine. We have only to obey" (Catholic National, July 1895).

"The Pope is the spiritual father of all Christians . . . The Pope is the Shepherd and Teacher of all Christians" (A Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, Revised edition, 1985).

Here are but some of the papal titles which confirm his identity as "the" antichrist throughout modern history:

"Most divine of all Heads." "Holy Father of Fathers." Pontiff Supreme Over Prelates." "Overseer of the Christian Religion." "Pastor of Pastors." "Christ by Unction." "Abraham by Patriachate." "Melchisedec in Order." "Moses in Authority." "Samuel in the Judicial Office." "High Priest, Supreme Bishop." "Heir to the Apostles; Peter in Power." "Key-bearer of the Kingdom of Heaven." "Pontiff Appointed with Plenitude of Power." "Vicar of Christ." "Vicar of the Son of God." "Sovereign Priest." "Head of all the Holy Churches." "Chief of the Universal Church." "Bishop of Bishops." "Ruler of the House of the Lord." "Apostolic Lord and Father of Fathers." "Chief Pastor and Teacher." "Physician of Souls." "Rock against which the proud gates of hell prevail not." "Infallible Pope." "Head of All the Holy Priests of God".

Jesus said identifying antichrist who will become "the beast" calls for Spiritual "wisdom. Let he who has understanding count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, his number is 666" (Revelation 13:18). We "count the number of the beast" by adding the Roman numerals that constitute the Latin papal title, VICARIVS FILII DEI: "vicar—deputy or substitute for Christ" or substitute for the Holy Spirit. Thus: 5 + 1 + 100 + 1 + 5 + 1 + 50 + 1 + 1 + 500 + 1 = 666.

Behind the scenes you should discern Jezebel directing America's weak 'Ahab' to curry Jewish favour for ratification of the covenant of Daniel 9:27 which will refinance the US dollar and build a new temple. The invasion of Ukraine prepared a place of escape and refuge for Israeli Jews and provided a beachhead from which they can re-communize Russia. The defeat of Iraq has extended the eastern boundary of the Old Roman Empire and the invasions of Afghanistan, Syria and potentially Iran will "prepare the way of the kings of the east" (Revelation 16:12).

The 'hidden hand' has manoeuvred the apostate united States into an economical conquest. Having expatriated her productive economy to countries she will soon alienate, she cannot trade herself out of debt much less prosperity. Her one asset then will be, as Brother Braham suggested, her surrendered military. Remember? In covenant with Jewish banksters Rome will refinance the US dollar. The (once) Protestant united States will unite church and state as "an image to the beast," and when the world economy has stabilised her military will enforce Rome's edicts and "the mark of the Beast" as formerly Imperial legions enforced her trinity. But far from reproducing the Dark Ages the 'exceptional country' will bring nuclear annihilation upon herself and Vatican City State, then Armageddon will produce the consummation of life (Revelation His Wife13:14-18).

The mark of the beast is the mark of Cain; not a microchip but carnal wisdom reasoning against faith in God's revealed Word, which is vicarious worship of Satan. Brother Branham said, "Anything contrary to the precepts of God, the Word of God, is not God. What is it? What is sin? Righteousness perverted. What is death? Life perverted. What is the kingdom of Satan? Anything that's setting something to take the place of the Word, anything, any teaching. One word, just one word. You might believe every bit. Eve believed every bit of it to that one Word. That one Word's all she needed to disbelieve. That one Word is all you need to disbelieve"  (Oneness, p. 11:55).

There are two women and two cities. The one is Christ's blood-washed Bride, a virgin to the Word, called out from the apostate world church system which "God has [already] concluded in unbelief that He might have mercy upon His servant Israel" (Romans 11:32; II Thessalonians 2:3; Revelation 18:4). After the millennium, the general resurrection and White Throne Judgment she will come down from God out of heaven onto this renewed earth as New Jerusalem, a Bride adorned for her Husband. The other is Satan's bride, "drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus." This is mystery Babylon; having received the mark of the beast and served his image she is not written in the Book of Life and will be cast into the Lake of Fire. nl980.htm

Pass it on . . . please send this article to someone you knowBrother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Let's talk about Jesus

Bible Believers' Newsletter 979

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
ISSN 1442-8660
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us again in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.

Android PhoneToday we will devote ourselves to remembering the faith, love and holiness whence we have lapsed, and in true humility and sorrow with lively conviction before God, earnestly desiring pardon and renewal, do again "the first works" love made us do in order to regain our first love (Revelation 2:4-5; 3:15). Our study centers upon Christ's proposal to His invisible marriage union announced by Peter on the Day of Pentecost, and Jesus Christ, the mystery of God revealed. Our English is confirmed in Greek and Hebrew so please dedicate time and prove all things in your own Bible, for "the just shall live by faith".

LeviathanThe 'squeeze' is becoming more pronounced as the Judaeo-Roman Universal church, the Black Nobility, City of London and Judaeo-Capitalism (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 13:1-10; 17:1 – 18:20) tighten their grip on the nations until they "fall like over-ripe fruit" into Judaeo-Communist hands (Revelation 16:13-16; 17:16-20; 19:11-19) for Armageddon. The most obvious symptoms are the overt apostasy of (once) Christian churches, the dishonesty of the best politicians money can buy to privatise national wealth and subdue nations by an economical conquest, the rape and rapine of defenceless states reminiscent of the Bolshevik blood bath of Russia by the (once) Protestant US "image unto the beast" (Revelation 13:11-18), false flag black ops and thought control by "fake news," death of print media, thought control by suppression of free speech, censorship and universal spying on telecommunications.

Big Brother is watching you in public places and recording your movements, purchases, email and 'phone communications in private places. So many laws have been enacted, wherever you are and whatever you do you are in breach of pending police state law.

Other news items reveal how the US image unto the beast and neo-Roman Empire regular forces and their terrorist proxy armies, having invaded Syria, are indiscriminately killing innocent civilians in order to divide and conquer the nation into the Balkanised 'Greater Israel' envisaged by the Oded Yinon-Bernard Lewis plan en-route to invading Iran, and a pre-emptive nuclear attack upon Russia and China. God's Word prophesied the utter defeat and abandonment of the modern Israel state of the self-styled, and the invasion of mainland USA. When men reject the revealed Word of God, their names are removed from the Book of Life and they become lower than brute beasts that have no soul.

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ
Anthony Grigor-Scott

Who is Interfering in US Politics? Russia or Israel?

Mason Washington
June 20, 2017 — Part of the ineffable reality of American democracy as Helen Thomas—American reporter, author, and longtime front row member of the White House press corps—once observed, is that "you cannot criticise Israel in this country and survive." Thomas was subsequently obliged to step down from her job as a columnist for Hearst News after a rabbi and independent filmmaker videotaped her outside the White House calling on Israelis to get "out of Palestine." It is equally true that while the imposing United States Capitol Complex on the left is theoretically the seat of the US government, it is in fact in the building at 251 H St. North Washington—the soon to be dramatically expanded American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) headquarters—where much of America's domestic and foreign policy is determined (The US Congress: a Metonym for AIPAC).

This unmentionable reality was highlighted by a recently published article in The Duran, which reported that during an interview on The Late Show by host Stephen Colbert, Oliver Stone remarked that Israel had far more influence over U.S. elections than any of the surmised influence Russia may have had. When Stone referred to the alleged and yet to be substantiated Russian interference: "Israel had far more involvement in the US election than Russia, why don't you ask me about that?" . . . Full story:

US Backed YPG Kurds are ethnically cleansing Arabs from Raqqa, & World is Silent

June 15, 2017 — The Race for Raqqa is over, and the US-backed "Syrian Democratic Forces," the majority of which are comprised of the Kurdish YPG militia, are on the verge of capturing Daesh's self-declared "capital." The operation is proceeding at a lightning pace after the Pentagon and its proxies carefully squeezed the terrorists for months, but it must also be said that the rapid battlefield "successes" are also due in part to the Kurds cutting a deal with Daesh . . . a documented fact reported by Sergey Surovikin, the commander of Russia's forces in Syria, who told the media just last week that:
    "According to available reliable information, in early June ISIL terrorists entered into collusion with the command of the Kurdish armed units, which are part of the Democratic Forces Union, left the populated localities of Tadia and al-Hamam located 19 kilometers southwest of Raqqa offering no resistance and headed toward Palmyra" . . .
US white phosphorus fire
Reports have come out that the US is supporting the SDF-YPG through the illegal use of white phosphorus, which is a banned chemical weapon. Combined with the heavy and indiscriminate airstrikes being carried out against the city, 160,000 civilians have been forced to become refugees and flee their homes as internally displaced people. This works out to more than half of the city's pre-war population of 220,000, and it confirms what independent journalist and associate editor at Vanessa Beeley told RT just recently about how the US is making no attempt whatsoever to protect civilians. In fact, it can be cynically suggested, the large-scale population exodus taking place in Raqqa is actually a deliberate ethnic cleansing of the majority-Arab population of the city on a much larger scale than any of the similar crimes that the Kurds have been accused of before . . . what's happening in Raqqa right now is the large-scale ethnic cleansing of the city's majority-Arab population through chemical weapons and indiscriminate bombing in order to create the on-the-ground conditions for "legitimizing" the expansion of the Kurds' "federalized" statelet (the "second geopolitical 'Israel'"). The Mainstream Media is holding back from openly announcing the obvious in a frail attempt to obscure its grand strategic plans until the day arrives when they're undeniable, but also of course out of the self-interested pursuit to avoid being implicated in worsening the Immigrant Crisis . . .
Full story:

Comment: It's been 30 years since Iran has fired missiles at targets outside of its own borders. Iranian missile launch into Syria against ISIS puts US in precarious position . . . based on successive US aggressions inside Syria, the Pentagon is probing both Syrian and Russian defences, testing their level of patience, perhaps in the hope that either Syria or Russia might retaliate . . . Washington . . . simply not able to dictate facts on the ground in Syria.

In 2012, the Defense Intelligence Agency, then under the direction of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, warned that the US strategy would give rise to "a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria."

Flynn went further in a 2015 interview when he said the intelligence was "very clear" that the Obama administration made a "wilful decision" to back these jihadists in league with Middle East allies . . . the neocons want the Trump administration to continue violating international law, which forbids military invasions of sovereign countries, and keep the bloodshed flowing (

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter become the Gatekeepers

December 8, 2016 — News that Google, Microsoft, and Facebook will collaborate to censor their definition of terrorism on their collective networks signals Orwellian times to come. New EU legislation, hints at McCarthyism in America and Europe, and the proven collusion in between Silicon Valley and governments should signal a counter-revolution. Here's a look at why.

Facebook, a DARPA, CIA, Information Awareness, Dept. of Defense, National Security Agency, Dept. of Justice, Dept. of TreasuryA couple of years ago my colleagues and I helped uncovered a Ukraine "kill list" supported by NATO, the British Embassy in Ukraine, and by neo-Nazis bent on condemning pro-Russians in the Ukraine civil war. The so-called "Peacekeeper" movement was traced to NATO servers in 2015. Since that time we have all witnessed a dizzying barrage of lies, propaganda, and a controlled message of unprecedented scale. WikiLeaks revelations from the Clinton and Podesta files showed the world the depth of collusion, graft, and draconian measures on behalf of the elites in control of western society. Google and the others as tools of the security machine cannot be controverted. And now the same people who tried to buy the presidency of the United States, who fuelled the Arab Spring, ISIL, the refugee crisis, the economic crisis, and endless war, they're out to close the gates on a billion free people. Twitter's blog post from yesterday gives us the underpublicized announcement ...

For those users of these networks who are not so aware, this disguised censoring apparatus probably seems as harmless and positively idealistic as Google's "Do no evil" dogma from bygone years. Disguised as an anti-terror collaboration, this latest Orwellian move by the establishment is nothing of the kind. WikiLeaks' Julian Assange explains the extraordinary role of Google, Google Ideas, and other contravening evidence here, on the WikiLeaks site. For those who may remain unconvinced, Assange laid out how Google's Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas Director Jared Cohen, helped plan for just such collaborations as we see today . . .
Full story:

Comment: Read the full article, especially the link to Julian Assange's excellent and informative interview, and click on CIA/NSA's Facebook logo.

The 'Squeeze'

June 13, 2017 — It almost certainly entails the use of algorithms and machine learning to censor content. With this sort of automated takedown process, the companies instruct the algorithms to behave in certain ways. Given the economic and reputational incentives on the companies to avoid fines, it seems highly likely the companies will go down the route of using hair-trigger, error-prone algorithms that will end up removing unobjectionable content . . . Full story: UK and France propose automated censorship of online content

June 5, 2017 — The last vital truth-telling space, threatened if content is censored or controlled . . . wants a free and open Internet eliminated by getting rid of FCC legal authority to enforce Net Neutrality rules—adopted in 2015 . . . If current rules are abandoned, ISPs no longer will have to treat all web content equally . . . Full story: Net neutrality's days are numbered: Trump and Theresa May want Internet freedom curbed

May 4, 2017 — The UK government has secretly drawn up more details of its new bulk surveillance powers—awarding itself the ability to monitor Brits' live communications, and insert encryption backdoors by the backdoor.

In its draft technical capability notices paper [PDF], all communications companies—including phone networks and ISPs—will be obliged to provide real-time access to the full content of any named individual within one working day, as well as any "secondary data" relating to that person . . . The Home Office ran a short public consultation earlier this year on a code of conduct for government snoops. Full story: UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on Internet, phones & backdoors

Let's talk about Jesus

Exodus 20:1-3, "Then God [(Heb.) Elohim] spoke all these words, saying, I am the LORD [(Heb.) YHWH "the self-existent One"] your God" [(Heb.) Elohim]. This applies to all mankind, showing that the reasonableness of the Law is founded in our eternal relation as creatures to our Creator, and our mutual relations to one another.

This applies specifically to the Israelites:
"who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage."

This applies to all mankind and is the First Commandment:
"you shall have absolutely no other gods [(Heb.) Elohim] besides Me."

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 is an exposition of the First Commandment and Deuteronomy 6:4, "Hear, O Israel! The LORD [(Heb.) YHWH "the self-existent One"] our God [(Heb.) Elohim] is one LORD [(Heb.) YHWH "the self-existent One"]. This to the Israelite (and every true Christian) is the quintessence of his faith. Verse 5, "And you shall love the LORD [(Heb.) YHWH "the self-existent One"] your God [(Heb.) Elohim] with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might."

Jesus declared, "This is the first and great commandment" (Matthew 22:36-38; Mark 12:28-30; Luke 12:27; Ephesians 4:5).

Our Lord Jesus Christ was an Old Testament Prophet, and the four Gospels are primarily Old Testament history recording what He said and did under the Old Covenant. The New Covenant could not come into force until after the death of the Testator (Hebrews 9:16-17), and the New Testament Church was not inaugurated until the Day of Pentecost—fifty days after Calvary (Acts 2:2).

Each of the Old Testament prophets was filled with the Holy Spirit. I Peter 1:9-11, "The prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you enquired and searched diligently as to this salvation, inquiring what Person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when It prophesied the sufferings of Christ, and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in these things which now have been declared to you by those who have preached the Gospel to you by the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven—things into which the angels desire to look".

A Word is a thought when it is expressed in speech, and God's Word is Absolute (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; Matthew 24:35); God's thoughts are eternal for He is unchangeable in both essence and behaviour. God is infinite in His abilities so He as God must be omniscient. If He is omniscient He is not now learning, nor is He taking counsel even with Himself, nor is He at any time adding to His knowledge. If He can add to His knowledge, then He is not omniscient. He IS omniscient. He is not now thinking and He has never had a new thought about anything because all His thoughts He has always had and always will have, and He knows the end from the beginning because He is God. THUS THE THOUGHTS OF GOD ARE ETERNAL. THEY ARE REAL, and will come to pass in their designated, decreed season and time.

God means "object of worship" thus before creation the Eternal Spirit was alone with His eternal thoughts and as there was nothing to worship Him He was only potentially God. Time and creation began when He expressed the fullness of His eternal thoughts as the (Gk.) Logos which means "thought in speech" or concept, translated 'word' in our English Bibles. Were we watching over the banisters of heaven we would have seen the Logos as the Shekinah, an amber Pillar of Fire Ezekiel 1:28 calls "the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord".

In John 17:5-6 Jesus said, "Now, O Father, glorify Me in Your own Presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was. [As Emmanuel begotten in flesh] I have manifested [(Gk.) phaneroo—made what was previously hidden and unseen actual and visible], Your Name [YHWH "the self-existent One" as Jehovah-Saviour, (Deuteronomy 4:35, 39; Isaiah 44:24; 45:21-22)] to the men which You gave Me out of the world: Yours they were, and You gave them Me; and they have kept Your Word".

Jesus Messiah is the Word or Logos manifest in virgin-born flesh as the last Adam to fulfil the part of KINSMAN Redeemer for the first Adam and his seed on Calvary. The Logos is the glory Jesus had with the Father before the world was; it is the One Person of God beginning the process of condescending to flesh as the last Adam—Jesus Messiah the Author and Beginner of the NEW CREATION of God-men—to redeem an election from the first creation (II Corinthians 5:16-21; Galatians 6:15; Colossians 1:12-23; Revelation 3:14).

I John 1:1-2, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word [(Gk.) Logos] of [eternal] Life [(Gk.) zoe]; (For the Life [(Gk.) zoe] was manifested [(Gk.) phaneroo], and we have seen It, and bear witness, and show you that eternal Life [(Gk.) zoe], which was with the Father [as a thought], and was manifested [(Gk.) phaneroo] to us)".

John 1:1-3, 10-14, "In the beginning was the Word [(Gk.) Logos], and the Word [(Gk.) Logos] was with God [Gk.) theos Supreme Deity—as the sum of His eternal thoughts], and the Word was God [Gk.) theos Supreme Deity]. The same was in the beginning with God [Gk.) theos Supreme Deity—as the sum of His eternal thoughts]. All things were made by Him; and without Him nothing was made that was made . . . He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But to as many as received Him, He gave power [Gk.) exousia, authority] to become the Sons of God [Gk.) theos Supreme Deity, re-born by faith in "the present Truth" for their day into the NEW CREATION of God-men], even to them that believe on His Name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh [sexual desire], nor of the will of man, but of God [who's will is His revealed Word]. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth".

I Timothy 3:16, "Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God [Gk.) theos Supreme Deity] was manifest [(Gk.) phaneroo] in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." The Son, the Man, was not eternal but begotten. John 3:16 says, "He is the only begotten Son".

The greatest revelation is the Supreme Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the ONE Person of God manifest in flesh. The Bible is the story of God unfolding Himself or changing His form from the Holy Spirit ALONE with His eternal thoughts to their manifestation of in the flesh of His glorified Family as we have quoted from the Hebrew, Greek and English. John 1:18, "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him" [(Heb.) exegeomai—unfolding His character and nature in virgin-born flesh]. Please review The Creation of God and His One Eternal Purpose.

Godhood/GodheadNow there cannot be an eternal Father because father is the title or office of one who has begotten, and until His first Son Adam was formed and "became a living soul" on the seventh day God was only potentially a father (Genesis 2:7; Luke 3:38). Likewise there cannot be as eternal sonship, the Logos was God's Son. There is eternal godhood or godhead, but not an eternal sonship because a son is begotten, therefore he has a beginning. When God appeared to Abraham in Genesis 14 "He was without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life" (Hebrews 7:3). As the Man Jesus He had "as was supposed" both father and mother being born of the virgin Mary in about 4BC; so He had a time He began, and a time that died, and now He is alive evermore.

So who was Jesus' Father? Matthew 1:18, 20, "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows. When His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Ghost . . . the Angel of the Lord appeared unto Joseph in a dream, saying, fear not to take Mary as your wife: for that which has been begotten in her is of the Holy Ghost".

The Judaeo-Roman church and her (once) Protestant harlot daughters teach that 'God the Father' was His Father! Well, if 'God the Holy Spirit' and 'God the Father' are two persons, Jesus has two fathers and He is illegitimate and disqualified from being the Saviour. The fact is, as Jesus explained to the elect Samaritan prostitute at the well, "God is one Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth" (John 4:24).

God is one Spirit; He is not two spirits and one Man. The Devil is one spirit, I, my soul, is one spirit, as is each and every human being; God is the "Holy Spirit." Holy Spirit is WHAT God is and forever will be. "Father" is a Title or office He received when His first son, Adam was formed (Luke 3:38). "Son" is a Title or office He received when Mary gave birth to the Word delivered by the Angel Gabriel. Baby Jesus was "the beginning or the creation of God [Himself]" as part of creation, the first God-man in the new creation of God-men (Revelation 3:14). Jesus was not the beginning of God's creation, which was the universe, mountains, rivers and trees.

Matthew 28:18-20, "Jesus spoke to His disciples on the Mount of Olives just before His assumption, saying, ALL power is given unto Me in heaven and on earth." Then where is this big Fellow God? There cannot be two ALL-Mighties. "Because ALL power is given unto Me in heaven and on earth, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you all the days, even to the end of the age." Jesus Messiah, the ALL-Mighty, was and is the Holy Ghost manifest in flesh who will be with and in His saints to the consummation.

Ephesians 2:20, "The Body of Christ is built upon the foundation of the [unchanging faith] of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone." And every revelation must be established by two or three witnesses of the Scripture, but as you search the Scriptures and you will not a single instance where even one person was baptized in the Titles Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Now Luke accompanied Jesus on the Mount of Olives along with the other disciples (Luke 24:47-53; Acts 1:1-13). In his record of the Great Commission Jesus said, "That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but you are to remain in the city of Jerusalem, until you are endued with power from on high." Now Jesus' Name is not "Father, Son," and/or "Holy Ghost".

Before Jesus led Peter, James and John up upon Mount Transfiguration He told Peter His Church would NOT be built on the scholarship of "flesh and blood" but on the Rock of Spiritual revelation from Above, and promised Peter that he would give him the keys of revelation from Above to unlock His Kingdom. The apostle Peter was also on the Mount of Olives when Jesus "was taken up into heaven" (Acts 1:1-13), and after the inauguration of the Church it was Peter who led the saints from the upper room and declared "let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made that same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ".

"Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do [to be saved, we've murdered our Messiah]?"

"Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you [Israelites], and to your children [Israelites], and to all that are afar off [Gentiles], even as many as the Lord our God shall call [both Israelites and Gentiles]. And with many other words he solemnly testified and exhorted them, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then those who gladly received his word were baptized: and that day there were added about three thousand souls"
(Acts 2:1-41).

It was Peter whose ministry unlocked the Kingdom to the Samaritans, "they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus" (Acts 8:14-17), and it was Peter who turned the Keys of faith to unlock the Kingdom to Gentiles in the house of Cornelius "and commanded them to be baptized in the Name of the Lord" (Acts 10:34-48).

The sole prescription for the remission of past sins—that is unbelief in the revealed Word of God—is obedience to Peter's revelation, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost".

If you are not baptized in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ you are not "baptized in the NAME (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" as Jesus commanded.

Scriptural Water Baptism according to recorded History:

Jesus' baptismIf you have any false ideas that history can prove water baptism otherwise than in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I advise you to read the histories and find out for yourself. The following is a true record of a baptism which took place in Rome AD100 and was reproduced in TIME Magazine, December 5, 1955. "The deacon raised his hand, and Publius Decius stepped through the baptistery door. Standing waist-deep in the pool was Marcus Vasca the woodseller. He was smiling as Publius waded into the pool beside him. 'Credis?' he asked. 'Credo,' responded Publius. 'I believe that my salvation comes from Jesus the Christ, Who was crucified under Pontius Pilate. With Him I died that with Him I may have Eternal Life.' Then he felt strong arms supporting him as he let himself fall backward into the pool, and heard Marcus' voice in his ear—'I baptize you in the Name of the Lord Jesus'—as the cold water closed over him".

Right up until the truth was lost (and did not return until this last age—that is from the First Nicaea Council in AD325 where the Judaeo-Roman Universal church organized under pagan Emperor Constantine and "Them which say they are Judeans, and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan" (Revelation 2:9) till the turn of the 20th Century) they baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. But it has come back. Satan can't keep the revelation down when the Spirit wants to give it.

Yes, if there were three Gods, you might very well baptize for a Father, and a Son, and a Holy Ghost. But the revelation given to Peter was that there is one God and His Name is Lord Jesus Christ, and you baptize for one God and only one. That is why Peter baptized the way he did at Pentecost. He had to be true to the revelation which was, "Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made that same Jesus, Whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ." There He is, "The Lord Jesus Christ".

If Jesus is both Lord and Christ, then He (Jesus) is, and cannot be else but "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" in one Person manifested in the flesh. It is not "God in three persons, blessed trinity," but One God, one Person with three major Titles, with three offices manifesting those Titles. Hear it once more. This same Jesus is "both Lord and Christ." Lord (Father) and Christ (Holy Spirit) are Jesus, for He (Jesus) is both of them (Lord and Christ).

"The triune and trinity formula was not uniformly used from the beginning, and up until the third Century, baptism in the Name of Christ only was so widespread that Pope Stephen, in opposition to St. Cyprian, said that baptism in the Name of Christ was valid. But Catholic missionaries, by omitting one or more persons of the Trinity when they were baptized, were anathematized by the Roman Church. Now the formula of Rome is "I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost" (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition., Vol. 3, p. 365-366).

"Everywhere in the oldest sources, it states that Baptism took place in the Name of Jesus Christ" (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 3. p. 82).

"Whoever has received this sacrament bares indelible to all eternity the mark of Christ" (Ibid, Vol. 3, p. 84).

"The early church always baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus until the development of the Trinity doctrine in the 3rd Century; afterward they were baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" (Canney Encyclopedia of Religion, p. 53).

"Persons were baptized at first in the Name of Jesus Christ, or 'in the Name of the Lord Jesus.' Afterwards, with the development of the doctrine of the Trinity, they were baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."

"It must be acknowledged that the formula of the threefold name does not appear to have been employed by the primitive Church, which, so far as our information goes, baptized 'in' or 'into' the name of Jesus, or Jesus Christ (or the Lord Jesus), without reference to the Father or the Spirit" (Canney Encyclopedia of Religions, p. 53).

"The true doctrine of the sacrament of baptism is not taught by the Roman Church. Baptism given by heretics in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost with the intention of performing what the Church performs, is not true baptism" (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 259).

"Catholics acknowledged that Baptism was changed by the Catholic Church" (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 263).

The New Catholic Encyclopaedia on page 59 states that until the 11th Century, baptism throughout Christendom was by immersion according to Acts 2:38 and elsewhere in the Bible, and that it was not until after AD325 that sprinkling in three Titles was practiced.

"The original form of words were into the Name of Jesus Christ, or Lord Jesus. Baptism into the Trinity was a later development" (Dictionary of the Bible by Scripture, Vol, 1, p. 241).

"Christian Baptism was administered using the words "in the Name of Jesus." The use of a Trinity formula of any sort was not suggested in the early Church history. Baptism was always in the Name of the Lord Jesus until the time of Justin Martyr when Triune Formula was used" (Hastings Encyclopedia of Religion, Vol. 2, p. 377-378, 389).

"Name was an ancient synonym for "Person" (Numbers 1:18; Acts 1:15). Payment was always made in the name of some person referring to ownership. Therefore one being baptized in Jesus' Name became His personal property. "You are Christ's" (ibid, Vol. 2, p. 377 on Acts 2:38).

"The early Church always baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus until the development of the Trinity. Afterward they were baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost" (Hastings Dictionary of the Bible, p. 83).

It has been customary to trace the institution of the practice to the words of Christ in Matthew 28:19, but the authenticity of this passage has been challenged on historical as well as textural grounds. It must be acknowledged that the formula of the threefold name, which is here enjoined, does not appear to have been used by the primitive church, which so far as our information goes, baptized "in" or "into" the Name of Jesus, or Jesus Christ, or the Lord Jesus, without any reference to the Father or the Spirit" (Ibid, p. 88).

"The original form of words were into the Name of Jesus Christ or Lord Jesus. Baptism into the trinity was a later development" (Scribners Dictionary of the Bible, Vol. 1, p. 241).

"The term "Trinity" was originated by Tertullian [c—AD160-220], a Roman Catholic Church Father" (New International Encyclopedia. Vol. 22, p. 477).

"The term Trinity was used by Theophilus of Antioch in AD180" (Encyclopedia America, International Edit. Vol. 27, p. 116).

The Trinity doctrine of the Catholic church is this:

"We worship one in trinity, but there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. The glory equal—the majesty co-eternal." The doctrine is not found in its fully developed form in the Scriptures. Modern theology does not seek to find it in the Old Testament. At the time of the Reformation, the Protestant Church took over the doctrine of the Trinity without serious examination" (New International Encyclopedia, Vol. 22, p. 476).

"The doctrine of the Trinity did not form part of the Apostles' preachings, as this is reported in the New Testament" (International Encyclopedia, 1st Edit. Vol. 18, p. 226).

"No record of the Trinitarian formula can be discovered in the Acts of the Apostles" (New International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 396).

"The Catholics made this statement concerning their doctrine of the Trinity to defend the dogma of the assumption of Mary in an article by Graham Green: 'Our opponents sometimes claim that no belief should be held dogmatically which is not explicitly stated in the Scripture but the Protestant churches have themselves accepted such dogma as the Trinity for which there is no conformity in the Gospels'" (Life Magazine, October 30, 1950, Vol. 29, No. 18, p. 51).

Scriptural Water Baptism according to Church Leaders:

Martin Luther, "Baptism is a Greek word and may be translated 'Immerse.' I would have those who are to be baptized, to be altogether dipped".

John Calvin, "The word 'baptize' signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion . . . was the practice of the Primitive Church".

John Wesley, "The Bible term, 'Buried with Him by baptism' alludes to the ancient manner of baptizing by immersion".

Wall, "Immersion was in all probability the way in which our blessed Saviour, and for certain, the way in which all early Christians were baptized".

Brenner, "For the first thirteen hundred years, baptism was an immersion of the person under water".

Stoudza, "The verb 'baptize' has only one meaning. It signifies to plunge. Baptism and immersion are identical. To say baptism by sprinkling would be to say immersion by sprinkling".

Jeremiah, "The ancients did not sprinkle the candidate, but immersed him".

Whitfield, "It is certain that the word 'buried' in the text, Romans 6:4, alludes to the matter of baptizing by immersion".

The True Oneness of the Godhead:

God revealed His Attributes in the Old Testament which would later identify Him in Messiah:
    Jehovah-Jireh - the Lord our Provider (Genesis 22:14; Matthew 14:15-21).
    Jehovah-Rapha - the Lord our Healer (Exodus 15:26; Matthew 4:23).
    Jehovah-Nissi - the Lord our Banner (Exodus 17:8-15; Revelation 19:11-16).
    Jehovah-Shalom - the Lord our Peace (Judges 6:22-24; Luke 19:38).
    Jehovah-Raah - the Lord my Shepherd (Numbers 27:17; Matthew 26:31).
    Jehovah-Tsidkenu - the Lord our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6; Romans 10:4).
    Jehovah-Shammah - the Lord is Present (Ezekiel 48:35; Revelation 21:3).
    Jehovah-Saviour - the Lord Jesus Christ, Kinsman Redeemer for Adam and his race (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7; Matthew 1:21-23).
Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus of the New. None of the Old Testament saints at any time implied a trinity from these Titles.

"Jehovah," means "the Self-existent One," not two or three. This one Lord of the Old Testament Who was many things to His people finally became our Saviour, manifesting all of these Attributes in "Jesus," Whose Name means "The Self-existent Saviour." "You shall call His Name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21 and Isaiah 45:15, 21). The great Jehovah became our Saviour, and all God's fullness dwelleth in Him.

In the Old Testament, a new revelation on the Name of God or a different appearance (as in the burning bush) did not mean another God, but merely the One God revealing Himself to man. What better way could there have been for God to reveal His true nature and love for man than to prepare Himself a "body of flesh" to dwell among men (Hebrews 1:1-3).

Jesus is Prophet, Priest and King, Son of man, Son of God, Son of David, and Son of Abraham, not three persons or gods, but three distinct Offices reflecting dispensation claims at different times from His birth to the Millennium. We believe in three—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost—manifestations or dispensation claims of One God (Isaiah 41:4; Revelation 1:8, 17-18).

Trinitarianism is Unscriptural Babylonian Paganism; the Mark of the Beast that will be forced in the Tribulation (as in the Dark Ages):

Small wonder Trinitarianism leads to Confusion. "The chief and fundamental difference between Judaism and Christianity is that the former is committed to pure and uncompromising monotheism and the latter subscribes to the belief in the trinitarian nature of the divine Being—to the unconditional monotheism of Judaism the doctrine of the Trinity is profoundly objectionable, because it is a concession to polytheism or, at any rate, an adulteration of the idea of the one, unique, indefinable, and indivisible God."

"The revolutionary feat of early mosaicism was the complete break with the cults of the many deities and the unconditional and unreserved espousal of the only God. God is one as a unity of oneness that cannot be divided" (Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, Judaism and Christianity: the Differences; Jonathon David Publishers, 1943, p. 15).

(That author is mistaken, Christianity does not believe in the "trinitarian nature of the divine Being," and Judaism is Pharisaic so it does not follow Moses and the prophets but the Talmud and the Kabbala. As such it is pantheistic rather than "uncompromisingly monotheistic." Jesus Messiah was "Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us" Matthew 1:23).

"The word Elohim is one of the more general words for God and is plural in form. This is what is usually known as the plural of 'majesty or eminence', or the plural of 'fullness or greatness'." It is not uncommon in the East to use the plural to express the idea of the singular in an intensified form. The singular of Elohim means strength, power, or might, and the plural is simply an intensifying of the singular meaning. There is no idea of making God more than one by the use of the plural form Elohim" (Ralph E. Knudsen, Christian Beliefs, 1947, p. 26).

"By far the most frequent form used by Old Testament writers is the plural Elohim, but they use it regularly with singular verbs and adjectives to denote a singular idea" (The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, p. 1254).

"The plural form of Elohim has given rise to much discussion. The fanciful idea that it referred to the Trinity of persons in the Godhead hardly finds now a supporter among scholars. It is either what grammarians call the plural of majesty, or it denotes the 'fullness of divine strength, the sum of the powers displayed by God'." Colossians 2:9-10 states, "For in Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power" (Dr. William Smith, Dictionary of the Bible, p. 216).

"In this very ancient (Syriac Peschito) Version which is believed by good authorities (Gwilliam, Boners, and others) to represent a text much older than that of the Greek manuscript from which our English New Testament was largely derived, 'the Name of the Lord Jesus Messiah or Christ' appears in all four readings given." Acts 2:38; 8:16, 10:48, 19:5. This would indicate that there was a uniform mode of baptism in the early church, namely the Lord Jesus Christ (William Phillips Hall, A Remarkable Discovery, p. 70).

The Uniqueness of the Son of God:

Comprehension of the godhead can only be attained when one realizes the uniqueness of the marvellous Personage depicted in the Gospels as the Son of God. The Trinitarians have succeeded in convincing much of the world that the Son of God is an eternal second person of the Godhead. This Sonship, however, was neither eternal nor does it refer to a second Person. In simple terms, the Son of God is the expression used to describe the vessel that God ordained to manifest Himself in. To repeat: The term used to describe this Man, or shall it be said this flesh that God dwelt in, is the Son of God. Whenever and wherever you find the expression, "Son of God," it is speaking of the Man, Jesus Christ.

This marvellous creation was as much man as He was God. He was a Divine fusion of Deity and humanity. Through Him, God was made flesh and became a Kinsmen Redeemer. No revelation is more fundamental to the understanding of the Godhead, the Mediatorship of Jesus Christ and even our position as redeemed sons and daughters of God.

Where and when did this Son of God come into existence? Notice the Words of Paul to the Galatians as he describes this Son of sons: "God sent forth His Son, made of a woman" (Galatians 4:4). Thus the Son of God was made of a woman just 2,021 years ago. Don't fail to see His humanity.

In Luke 1:35 when the angel came to Mary with the announcement of the miraculous birth she was soon to have, He described the Son in a most revealing way: ". . . therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God."

Who then was this Son of God? The angel said that He was that holy thing which was soon to be born to a virgin named Mary. That baby, that flesh, that man-child, was called the Son of God.

The Son of God is never mentioned in the Old Testament except in a prophetic sense. He is never mentioned because He did not exist except in the mind of God as One who was to come. No Scripture speaks of an eternal son; the begotten son is familiar to all. In John 14:10, Jesus clearly explains who He is, "Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The Words that I speak to you I speak not of Myself: but the Father who dwells in Me, He does the works." What could be clearer or more directly stated. Our Father, condescended and revealed Himself in His Son, a man born of a virgin. A God and a man. A God-man. Jesus said, "He that has seen Me has seen the Father." To see the Son is to see the Father. To know the Father is to know the Son.

The Bible is the story of the eternal Spirit unfolding Himself (His thoughts) through the Word to the Flesh of His Family. So when God says "us" He is speaking of Himself and the Logos or Word, which is the expression of His eternal thoughts. Understand this marvellous concept and the mystery of the Godhead becomes wonderfully clear (Genesis 1:26-28; John 1:1-3,14).

Jesus said, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last" (Revelation 22:13). He is "the Beginning of the creation of God," the Word made flesh, the first God-man just 2,000 years ago (Colossians 1:18; Revelation 3:14), and the end or last of the creation of God is the fullness of Christ reproduced in the New Testament saints who will be vindicated in the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation during the first resurrection.

"No man can say that Jesus is the Christ but by the revelation of the Holy Ghost" (I Corinthians 12:3).

The warnings and promises of Leviticus 26 like the blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience in Deuteronomy 27-30 show "the goodness and severity of God: on Israel which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness: otherwise you also shall be cut off" (Romans 11:22). Only the other day a Brother said to me, I believe Israel's "eye for an eye, and a life for a life" is barbaric, but this remains God's unchanging Law. Where there is sin there must be restitution. If a chicken is killed or one hundred dollars is stolen, that fowl or money must be replaced with an identical substitute chicken or hundred dollars. This is justice and plain common sense, or would be if the missing chicken or money was your own.

So when Eve brought death into the world as the consequence of her sin, and sin is unbelief in the revealed Word of God which was instructing the pair to partake of faith in God's Word manifest as the Tree of Life, not intellectual wisdom from Lucifer manifest as the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; that life could only be restored if an identical innocent and acceptable life was substituted as restitution in its stead. Thus we have the Law of the Kinsman Redeemer. The only acceptable life that could substitute for the stolen chicken was another identical bird. A canary or an eagle would be unacceptable. And the only acceptable substitute life for Adam's race was the Life of another sinless son of God. God never changes His mind, and His Word is His mind expressed. Today He requires "an eye for an eye and a life for a life." Either we die to our own life and its worldly desires to receive Christ's Life in us by faith, or surrender our soul to Satan and lose our life.

"Whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the Gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also will the Son of man be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels".

In the Spirit John was translated into Lord's day and he heard the Voice of the Lord Jesus as a trumpet announcing His second or (Gk.) 'parousia' Coming saying, "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last [not a second or third person, but the only Person]. I am both Alpha and Omega, [before I reveal myself as the mystery of God, I want to let you know who I am]!" (Revelation 1:10-20).

The greatest of all revelations is the Supreme Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. You can't get to first base until you believe that. That's what Peter said, "Repent of your previous ignorance and unbelief, then see the Deity and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, and then you're ready to enter into the Spirit." The first thing you have to know is the Deity of Christ. "I am Alpha and Omega! I am from A to Z, there's no more but Me. I was at the beginning, I'll be at the end. I'm He that was, which is, and shall come, the Almighty." Think of it! That's what the trumpet said.

The first of all revelations is the Supreme Deity of Jesus Christ. You must know who He is when you hear the Voice. The same Voice that sounded on Mount Sinai, the same Voice that sounded on Mount Transfiguration, the same, "One like the Son of man" Daniel 7:13; Matthew 26:64; Mark 14:62; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 4:1; 10:3-6, 8-11; 18:4. nl979.htm

Pass it on . . . please send this article to someone you knowBrother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.
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