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They think because of their traditional 'exceptions' to God's commandments which they normally do not consider to be exceptions that they are not partakers of the 'mystery of lawlessness. Contrary to the views of many, Jesus said He spoke in parables so that many would not understand what He was saying:. And He said to them, 24 "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity. Now, although God has a plan for all e. Satan has blinded people's minds so they really do not understand the truth. Instead nearly all people reason around it! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. That is part of the mystery of iniquity--many are deceived and have convinced themselves that they are NOT following Satan, but God when they follow Satan's ministers.

The idea that leaders who often sound nice and have certain public works actually being led by Satan is something most dismiss as absurd. Although the Bible says, "all Your commandments are righteousness" Psalms Satan's ministers try to appear righteous, but they really do not obey all that God's commands! The Apostle Paul wrote that when it comes to Satan, Christians "are not ignorant of his devices" 2 Corinthians 2: Subtle mixing, confusion, inuendo, vanity, lust, peer pressure, twisting the word of God, persecution, and deception.

Adam and Eve disobeyed God's command. Notice the logic of Adam's wife Eve whom Satan deceived:. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Eve fell for Satan's tactics, as did Adam the Bible says he was not deceived in 1 Timothy 2: Satan deceived Eve and Paul warned that a different Jesus and a different gospel would be preached that he was afraid many would accept!

Notice that people were prophesied to arise who would "draw away disciples after themselves. To start a new denomination or church! The elders or ministers were especially assembled because, immediately after Paul would leave Ephesus, there would come within the local Church congregations false ministers, wolves in sheep's clothing, to make a prey of Christians; and even from those elders already in the Church congregations some would pervert the doctrine of Jesus to secure a following for themselves.

There were false teachers among Christians who would bring in heresies.

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And there are even claimed Church of God leaders today that are fulfilling those prophecies. But also there were teachers that would combine more direct paganism with what they claimed to call Christianity. At the time of the original apostles, the Roman world was being filled with numerous mystery religions which stemmed from the old sun-worshipping mysteries. False teachers secretly professed to giving a hidden, yet easy, way to evade the consequences of breaking God's Law. Jude had to include in his letter the admonition that every Christian "should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

By the time the Apostle John wrote his epistle, he had this sad note to include about those preachers who at first crept in unawares:. It is well documented in early church history that there were those who followed the Apostle John related to Passover and those who chose to do something else. Although numerous deceivers, like those called Gnostics, left the Church, drawing away disciples after them, there was an even more dangerous apostasy which infiltrated the true Church. In instructing the evangelist Timothy, the apostle to the Gentiles instructed him:. Be ready in season and out of season.

Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. This was in the days of the apostles and evangelists. MANY who fellowshipped in the local congregations of the early Church, after about two generations, did not endure sound doctrine because they had not repented and received the Holy Spirit.

They elected teachers who, for the sake of money, pleased their wishes by preaching fables — the enticing fables of mysticism, sun-worship, and other aspects of paganism that were engulfing the Roman Empire. To this day, many believe fables over the Bible, especially when it comes to holidays vs. Many also believe twisted understandings of scriptures, which have misled many. But instead of leaving the local congregations and forming their own sects, as some Gentiles did at first, some of the false preachers remained within the congregations and soon began to expel the true Christians.

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In the letter of the Apostle John to Gaius, we read:. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church. The true Christians, who alone comprised the true Church, were being put out of the visible, organized congregations. Because many did not know what Jesus really taught and how He really expected His followers to live, most in the world do not recognize true Christians to this day!

Both Paul and John warned Christians against being improperly involved with the those of the "other" group:. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? For you are the temple of the living God.

As God has said:. I will be their God, And they shall be My people. Notice that Christians are NOT to be linked with practices associated with idols. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you. In the Western Roman Empire, where Paul died, the state of Christianity was even more advanced along the paths of error. The name Christian was being borne away by leaders who crept into the fellowship of the Church of God and who, in the name of Christ, deceived the MANY into following their false teachings. The truth was obscured by error!

Paul as Timothy, Apollos and Titus, but all these. For fifty years after St. Paul's life a curtain hangs over the church through which we strive vainly to look; and when at last it rises, about A. Why So Many Denominations? Tomorrow's World magazine, April, But that was how the Greco-Roman-Protestants viewed what they saw. If they would pay more attention to the Bible and selected early Church writings, it would be clear that several of the major claimed 'Christian' groups to appear in the second century, in places like Alexandria, Rome, and even Jerusalem, were NOT contending for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Many people who started to profess Christ ignored this warning. People Simon Magus Acts 8: It has been claimed that this Simon was high priest of the Babylonian-Samaritan mystery religion Stump K. Plain Truth, June Peter said to him, "Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money! And it appears that Simon Magus directly influenced Rome. The religion of Mithraism also had some of these same practices and Rome was highly influenced by the follower of Mithras, Emperor Constantine.

It should be noted that versions of many of the teachings that Roman and Eastern Orthodox Catholic saints condemned Simon Magus for were later adopted by their churches, and some of those also by the Protestant churches. There were faithful Christian leaders in Rome in the first and second century, though sometime in the second century the leading leaders were affected by heresy. But it was not just Simon Magus who affected Rome and other lands.

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Many false leaders and teachings crept in through various means. Many were confused and remain do today.


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In the first century, a heretic named Cerinthus arose and taught allegorizing of scripture, that non-biblical tradition was more important than scripture, blended Gnostic teachings with the Bible, claimed to be an apostle, and claimed that angels gave him messages. Irenaeus taught that John was very seriously opposed to the heretic Cerinthus:. There are also those who heard from him that John, the disciple of the Lord, going to bathe at Ephesus, and perceiving Cerinthus within, rushed out of the bath-house without bathing, exclaiming, "Let us fly, lest even the bath-house fall down, because Cerinthus, the enemy of the truth, is within.

John, thus, really opposed Cerinthus and those who had teachings like him. It is also reported that Cerinthus was the first to come up with the idea of a December 25th Christmas , though Rome did not adopt that until centuries later.


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  8. While the Church of Rome considers Cerinthus and Simon Magus heretics, they ended up with certain doctrines which were similar to what those leaders taught. Gnostics claimed to have special intellectual knowledge that made them better than others. This phenomena of intellectual vanity was a problem that the Apostle Paul himself warned the evangelist Timothy about:. Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge — 21 by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith.

    It has been said that Satan is not much of an original thinker, because he continues to use what he has found to work repeatedly with each generation.

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    Even today, many claim that their own knowledge justifies them not being real Christians though they do not word it that way--and, like the Pharisees of old, many consider themselves to be true followers of God. Many Protestants believe that because of their acceptance of the knowledge of Jesus' sacrifice, that they are true Christians, despite them not willing to live as He instructed cf. While many consider that Alexandria, Egypt was an early Christian center, research shows that little, if any, real Christianity was in that region.

    It remains to decide to what type of community Clement's Elders belonged. It seems to have been very different from that of the Asiatic Elders. There is no trace of millenarianism among them It must have been founded, in part at least, by Essene Christians who came from Palestine after A. This would explain their theology The Theology of Jewish Christianity.

    Translated by John A. The Westminster Press, , p. Allegedly they "did not believe in the remission of sins via Jesus' sacrificial death" http: Whether or not that is strictly the case, it does need to be understood that, in the first century, Philo reported that there were problems with those who were in Alexandria.

    Here is some of what Eusebius said Philo taught about the ascetic followers who he seems to improperly allege followed Mark in Alexandria any bolding mine:. He then adds the reasons for such a name, explaining it from the fact that they applied remedies and healed the souls of those who came to them, by relieving them like physicians, of evil passions, or from the fact that they served and worshiped the Deity in purity and sincerity. Whether Philo himself gave them this name, employing an epithet well suited to their mode of life, or whether the first of them really called themselves so in the beginning, since the name of Christians was not yet everywhere known, we need not discuss here Philo bears witness to facts very much like those here described and then adds the following account: For it was fitting that both Greek and Barbarian should share in what is perfectly good.

    But the race particularly abounds in Egypt, in each of its so-called nomes, and especially about Alexandria And then a little further on, after describing the kind of houses which they had, he speaks as follows concerning their churches, which were scattered about here and there: They bring nothing into it, neither drink nor food, nor any of the other things which contribute to the necessities of the body, but only the laws, and the inspired oracles of the prophets, and hymns and such other things as augment and make perfect their knowledge and piety.

    For they read the holy Scriptures, and explain the philosophy of their fathers in an allegorical manner, regarding the written words as symbols of hidden truth which is communicated in obscure figures. They have also writings of ancient men, who were the founders of their sect, and who left many monuments of the allegorical method. These they use as models, and imitate their principles" None of them may take food or drink before sunset, since they regard philosophizing as a work worthy of the light, but attention to the wants of the body as proper only in the darkness, and therefore assign the day to the former, but to the latter a small portion of the night.

    But some, in whom a great desire for knowledge dwells , forget to take food for three days; and some are so delighted and feast so luxuriously upon wisdom, which furnishes doctrines richly and without stint, that they abstain even twice as long as this, and are accustomed, after six days, scarcely to take necessary food.

    For they say that there were women also with those of whom we are speaking, and that the most of them were aged virgins who had preserved their chastity Then after a little he adds still more emphatically: For the whole law seems to these men to resemble a living organism, of which the spoken words constitute the body, while the hidden sense stored up within the words constitutes the soul. This hidden meaning has first been particularly studied by this sect, which sees, revealed as in a mirror of names, the surpassing beauties of the thoughts" In addition to this Philo describes the order of dignities which exists among those who carry on the services of the church, mentioning the diaconate, and the office of bishop, which takes the precedence over all the others Eusebius.

    Translated by Arthur Cushman McGiffert. Edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. So Eusebius claims that Philo c. This seems to have been where a major departure from the true faith occurred.

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    But if any one, "doting about questions," do imagine that what the apostles have declared about God should be allegorized, let him consider my previous statements, in which I set forth one God as the Founder and Maker of all things, and destroyed and laid bare their allegations; and he shall find them agreeable to the doctrine of the apostles, and so to maintain what they used to teach Irenaeus. Excerpted from Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 1. The Apostle Peter had warned about people who twisted scriptures to give another meaning than intended:.

    And from such people turn away! When the Alexandrians first had a bishop who had successors is not clear--and if Anianus was such a bishop, it appears that he led a group that did not teach the Bible the same way that the apostles did. Since the Orthodox Church claims an unbroken link of bishops here, they are apparently including individuals who overly allegorized scriptures and taught other doctrines contrary to those of the apostles. It perhaps should be noted that there is a document, claimed but often doubted to be from the Roman Emperor Hadrian in roughly A. Whether or not that letter is authentic Walter Bauer claimed that some, like Harnack accepted it, while others did not; see Bauer W.

    Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christianity, 2nd ed. Sigler Press, Mifflintown, PA, , pp. Alexandria was the original home of the heretic Valentinus who later went to Rome , and it seems like some of the leaders in Alexandria adopted some of his traits. The historian HOJ Brown noted:. Alexandria was the home of the celebrated gnostic Valentinus. Valentinus adopted Philo's method of allegorical interpretation For a time, Valentinus and his followers existed with the orthodox Christians of Alexandria. Heresy and Orthodoxy in the History of the Church.

    Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody MA , , p. Valentinus, even though condemned by Polycarp of Smyrna , when Polycarp visited Rome, ca. One man who was affiliated with Valentinus was Marcus also can be spelled Markos in English. Notice what Irenaeus wrote:. I showed thee, my very dear friend, that the whole system devised, in many and opposite ways, by those who are of the school of Valentinus, was false and baseless. I also set forth the tenets of their predecessors, proving that they not only differed among themselves, but had long previously swerved from the truth itself. I further explained, with all diligence, the doctrine as well as practice of Marcus the magician, since he, too, belongs to these persons Irenaeus.

    In Alexandria Marcus was appointed pastor, after Eumenes had filled the office thirteen years in all Eusebius. Marcus, the seventh bishop listed by Eusebius, could just as well have been the famed disciple of the second-century Valentinus Coulter Fred. York Publishing, Hollister, CA, , p. And that is possible. Marcus The name of three leading Gnostics The founder of the Marcosians and elder contemporary of St.

    Irenaeus, from whom St.


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    Transcribed by Joseph P. Nihil Obstat, October 1, Farley, Archbishop of New York. Developers of the Eucharist? Irenaeus even condemned the Gnostic Marcus who had been acquainted with Valentinus for coming up with some type of a "eucharistic -like" mystery. In the first book, which immediately precedes this, exposing "knowledge falsely so called," I showed thee, my very dear friend, that the whole system devised, in many and opposite ways, by those who are of the school of Valentinus, was false and baseless. But there is another among these heretics, Marcus by name, who boasts himself as having improved upon his master Pretending to consecrate cups mixed with wine, and protracting to great length the word of invocation, he contrives to give them a purple and reddish colour, so that Charis, who is one of those that are superior to all things, should be thought to drop her own blood into that cup through means of his invocation, and that thus those who are present should be led to rejoice to taste of that cup, in order that, by so doing, the Charis, who is set forth by this magician, may also flow into them.

    Again, handing mixed cups to the women, he bids them consecrate these in his presence Irenaeus. Adversus haereses, Book I, Chapter If these two Marcus's are the same person, it is clear that one in the list of Alexandria's Orthodox successors was condemned by Irenaeus as a heretic for more information on him, please see Marcus and the Marcosians: And even if they are not, the practice of consecration with mysterious invocations was condemned in the second century--even though this is a practice somewhat adopted by the Roman and Orthodox Churches.

    And very similar to practices associated with Mithraism, as Tertullian noted:. By the devil, of course, to whom pertain those wiles which pervert the truth, and who, by the mystic rites of his idols, vies even with the essential portions of the sacraments of God…Mithra there, in the kingdom of Satan, sets his marks on the foreheads of his soldiers; celebrates also the oblation of bread, and introduces an image of a resurrection, and before a sword wreathes a crown The Prescription against Heretics, Chapter Translated by the Rev.

    In spite of claims from the Orthodox Church of Alexandria, little is known about those it claims as early leaders, but possibly they were influenced by followers of Mithra and Egyptian gods. The Bible tells of a vain leader named Nimrod who founded ancient Babel Genesis Those in Babel, under Nimrod's leadership, rebelled against God Genesis From there something known as the Babylonian mystery religion formed and affected much of the world, after God confounded people's languages to get them to spread out as He commanded. The ancient Babylonian mystery religion affected Egypt and much of the world.

    Many were comfortable with a religion that was truly not God's. For more on Nimrod and early civilization, see the article on the Mystery of Civilization. The false often appears as true. It is made to resemble the genuine. Edward Carpenter, in Pagan and Christian Creeds, p.

    He also quotes Tertullian, one of the early church fathers living between A. Since the practices of today's churches are not the same as the early true Church recorded in the New Testament, it is vital to know if there has been a purposeful mixing of the false practices of paganism with the true teachings of Christ, the apostles, and the Bible.

    The important question, then, is this: As the churches are teaching beliefs and customs not commanded by God and which, although similar, do not really lead to our placing ourselves as obedient servants to Him — being ruled over by Him now so that we may be eligible to obtain eternal life — it is vital that we know it, so that we may return from the counterfeit to the right way.

    Satan's Great Deception, Part 1, The Greek mind, dying, came to a transmigrated life in the theology and liturgy of the Church; the Greek language, having reigned for centuries over philosophy, became the vehicle of Christian literature and ritual; the Greek mysteries passed down into the impressive mystery of the Mass. Other pagan cultures contributed to the syncretist result. From Egypt came the ideas of a divine trinity… and a personal immortality of reward and punishment; from Egypt the adoration of the Mother and Child, and the mystic theosophy that made Neoplatonism and Gnosticism, and obscured the Christian creed; there, too, Christian monasticism would find its exemplars and its source.

    From Phrygia came the worship of the Great Mother; from Syria the resurrection drama of Adonis; from Thrace, perhaps, the cult of Dionysus, the dying and saving god. Christianity was the last great creation of the ancient pagan world. Groups like the Church of Rome dismiss this by claiming that the pagan Greek philosophers and pagan religions were preparing people for Jesus. Notice the following from CatholicOnline:. Because the Catholic feasts are in continuity and fulfill the meaning of the pagan ones. This is why C. Lewis said that Christianity was the fulfillment of paganism.

    Catholic Online International News. The Apostle Paul warned about using demonic practices instead of the biblical ones for Passover:. Are we stronger than He? Protestants who do not believe that they need to keep the Ten Commandments falsely considered themselves stronger spiritually than people who believe they do need to keep them.

    Peer pressure is something Satan used since he got Adam to sin. But we are not to walk in the pagan ways, even if we did before:. The Gnostics felt that they could do whatever they pleased as they felt that they were stronger, and that those who disagreed were weak. The Apostle Paul apparently ran into that device of Satan already and warned about it. But that remains part of the mystery of iniquity--reasoning around what God expects.

    Does that sound like God wanted humans to accept Satanic worship practices? But notice that James warned of desires leading to sin. Satan uses desires for self, lust, money, family, security, etc. How Alexandria developed claiming Christ is not clear, but it did not develop as it did directly from teachings from Mark the gospel writer as many there claim. Eusebius who calls Annianus, the immediate successor of Mark Harnack is perhaps right in saying that the worst gap of our knowledge of early Church History is our almost total ignorance of the history of Christianity in Alexandria and Egypt till A.

    William J, Wand C. A history of the early church to A. Serapion of Antioch thought a group near Alexandria was faithful, then concluded otherwise when he visited them:. For we, brethren, receive both Peter and the rest of the apostles as Christ Himself. But those writings which are falsely inscribed with their name, we as experienced persons reject, knowing that no such writings have been handed down to us. When, indeed, I came to see you, I supposed that all were in accord with the orthodox faith Serapion of Antioch. Translated by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson.

    So the false Gospel of Peter was being used. Relying on sources outside the actual Bible as equal or superior to the Bible was a mistake that those in Egypt and elsewhere have made. Demetrius is the first Alexandrian bishop of whom anything is known Demetrius encouraged Origen when blamed for his too literal execution of an allegorical counsel of our Lord, and is said to have shown him great favour Transcribed by Gary Mros. Demetrius is in the list of successors for the Orthodox Church of Alexandria from During that time, Demetrius encouraged the heretics Clement of Alexander and later Origen before eventually renouncing Origen with their Alexandrian Catechetical School.

    Thus, no one in the genuine Church of God would consider that those who claim to be his successor are truly successors of the apostles. Even many Protestant leaders know that the old Alexandrian Catechetical School clearly had problems as the noted Protestant theologian John Walvoord has pointed out:. In the last ten years of the second century and in the third century the heretical school of theology at Alexandria, Egypt advanced the erroneous principle that the Bible should be interpreted in a nonliteral or allegorical sense.

    In applying this to the Scriptures, they subverted all the major doctrines of faith Victor Books, Wheaton IL , , pp. Unlike Irenaeus who detested it, Clement refers to secret tradition, and his affinities to gnosticism seems to go beyond mere borrowing of gnostic terms. Clement was an early Greek theologian and head of the catechetical school of Alexandria. Alexandria was, in addition, one of the chief seats of that peculiar mixed pagan and Christian speculation known as Gnosticism Conservative scholars are inclined to believe that Photius has thrown the mistakes of Clement, whatever they may have been, into undue relief.

    Clement's style is difficult, his works are full of borrowed excerpts, and his teaching is with difficulty reduced to a coherent body of doctrine In the "Miscellanies" Clement disclaims order and plan God's truth is to be found in revelation, another portion of it in philosophy.

    It is the duty of the Christian to neglect neither. Religious science, drawn from his twofold source, is even an element of perfection, the instructed Christian -- "the true Gnostic" is the perfect Christian. He who has risen to this height is far from the disturbance of passion; he is united to God, and in a mysterious sense is one with Him. Such is the line of thought indicated in the work, which is full of digressions Some scholars see in the chief writings of Clement, the "Exhortation", "The Tutor", the "Miscellanies", a great trilogy representing a graduated initiation into the Christian life -- belief, discipline, knowledge -- three states corresponding to the three degrees of the neo-Platonic mysteries -- purification, initiation, and vision Photius in the "Bibliotheca" censures a list of errors drawn from his writings Benedict XIV maintained this decision of his predecessor on the grounds that Clement's life was little known that he had never obtained public cultus in the Church, and that some of his doctrines were, if not erroneous, at least suspect Havey, Francis.

    Robert Appleton Company, In other words, many scholars understand that Clement of Alexandria, who is often listed as a major leader in Alexandria held a lot of gnostic and other heretical views. Origen was one of the first major scholars to oppose the literal understanding of scripture an article of related interest may be What is the Appropriate Form of Biblical Interpretation?

    It should be noted that many historians do not believe that there was an actual succession of bishops in Alexandria prior or much prior to Demetrius see Bauer W. From Apostles to Bishops: Newman Press, Mahwah, NJ, , p. The idea that there also was NOT a succession of apostolic teachings from the apostles through any early bishops of Alexandria appears to be confirmed by the following account of Clement of Alexandria who wrote:. Now this work of mine in writing is not artfully constructed for display; but my memoranda are stored up against old age, as a remedy against forgetfulness, truly an image and outline of those vigorous and animated discourses which I was privileged to hear, and of blessed and truly remarkable men.

    Of these the one, in Greece, an Ionic; the other in Magna Graecia: The one was born in the land of Assyria, and the other a Hebrew in Palestine. When I came upon the last he was the first in power , having tracked him out concealed in Egypt, I found rest. He, the true, the Sicilian bee, gathering the spoil of the flowers of the prophetic and apostolic meadow, engendered in the souls of his hearers a deathless element of knowledge.

    Well, they preserving the tradition of the blessed doctrine derived directly from the holy apostles, Peter, James, John, and Paul, the sons receiving it from the father but few were like the fathers , came by God's will to us also to deposit those ancestral and apostolic seeds Clement of Alexandria. Excerpted from Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 2. The above account shows that Clement claims that he basically has apostolic knowledge based on him coming upon a variety of individuals who claimed to know the apostles.

    Notice that Clement never even hints that this information was preserved by a line of early bishops in Alexandria.

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    Well, amongst other reasons, because there is no proof that there ever was no real apostle to bishop to bishop transfers in Alexandria though there appears to have been proof of some heretical bishops. And even the Bible disagrees with the position that Mark could have been there much from A. It gets even worse. Eusebius recorded the following about Dionysius:.

    Some before us have set aside and rejected the book altogether, criticising it chapter by chapter, and pronouncing it without sense or argument, and maintaining that the title is fraudulent. For they say that it is not the work of John, nor is it a revelation, because it is covered thickly and densely by a veil of obscurity. In addition, this bombardment happened while Jupiter was in the constellation of Virgo, the Virgin.

    This Zodiac sign represents not only the virgin mother of Yahshua, but also the Seed of the Virgin - Yahshua and His disciples, the saints. This comet bombardment may therefore be an omen of future dire events that will hurt the figurative Body of Christ, which is the True Church. This comet bombardment lasted seven days, which is a biblical number signifying both completion and rest. Furthermore, there was one comet that became 21 fragments that bombarded Jupiter.

    Now, if we look at this event mathematically, 1 plus 21 equals The number 22 also suggests a period of time marking the onset and completion of some major prophetic event. Could this period of time be 22 years from ? Uncannily, as shown in Chapter Eight of this book, this year is also targeted by the Antechamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza as the possible year when Yahshua may return to fight the Battle of Armageddon.

    End of Excerpt 2 From My Book: As I discussed in another section of my book on prophecy, the end date in the Antechamber corresponds to June 1st, , when the Battle of Armageddon may begin. However, the Battle of Armageddon may not end in a day. In fact, since it involves many nations and it will be conventional war with troops gathering around those nations that God identifies with Israel such as the nation of Israel and the many nations in Europe, the British Commonwealth, and the USA that have Israelite ties , it could take several months to a year or more, and it will likely span the entire globe before it is finished being waged.

    It will therefore take time for the Earth to recover from this devastation. In addition, a Judgment of all the remaining mortal people on the Earth by the Body of Christ will take place before Yahshua's Millennial Kingdom will be set up to see who will be allowed to serve in the kingdom, and who will be cast out into the outer darkness surrounding the kingdom.

    Does it profit our further meaning here in this life? Or is it all together a waste of our time? Have we considered the God factor? Are we considering the hereafter, and if not, why not? Are we surrounded by spirits, some good and some bad? If so, how does that come into play in our earthly agenda? Why does one exist, and where is our thoughts on this matter? Some of us go on living daily without regarding our immediate future. Our immediate future is after death.

    Eternity cannot be compared to our short lived time here in this existence. Just as one prepares for life by going to college, should we not much more prepare for our hereafter? If we are not, why are we not? Answers to these thoughts of question and much more will be found in the chapters ahead. I believe the information found here can inspire you for a more meaningful existence and a more profitable life.

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