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The Angel Gabriel sure does seem to start a lot of different religions…

Posted in Religions, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by telltheworldtheword

Angel-Gabriel-Light

2 Corinthians 11:14

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

 

[Religions that claim they started though contact with “Angels” ]

Black Hebrew Israelites

Biography of Ben Ammi, founder of the Black Hebrew Israelites

When ordained[by whom?] as a rabbi at the age of 22, he took the name Ben Ammi Ben-Israel. In 1966, Ben Ammi claims to have received a vision from the angel Gabriel.[1] In the vision, he claimed he was instructed to: “Lead the children of Israel among African Americans to the promised land, and establish the long-awaited Kingdom of God.

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LDS (Mormons)

On Moroni (Angel) first appearance: on the night of September 21, 1823,  Joseph Smith recorded in the Book of Mormon:

After I had retired to my bed for the night, I betook myself to prayer and supplication to Almighty God for forgiveness of all my sins and follies, and also for a manifestation to me, that I might know of my state and standing before him. While I was thus in the act of calling upon God, I discovered a light appearing in my room, which continued to increase until the room was lighter than at noonday, when immediately a personage appeared at my bedside, standing in the air. He had on a loose robe of most exquisite whiteness. It was a whiteness beyond anything earthly I had ever seen. His hands were naked, and his arms also, a little above the wrist; so, also, were his feet naked, as were his legs, a little above the ankles. His head and neck were also bare. His whole person was glorious beyond description, and his countenance truly like lightning [JSH 1:29-32].

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Islam

On Muhammad’s encounter with “Gabriel” (an angelic being of Light)

The angel that Muhamamd was supposed to have met in the cave while meditating and who brought down the Qur’an for recitation. In the first encounter, Aisha related that when Muhammad did not recite, Gabriel caught him (forcefully) and pressed him so hard that he could not bear it any more, and this was repeated three times. Gabriel left Muhammad terribly shaken. Muhammad feared that something might have happened to him, returned and asked Khadija to cover him until his fear was gone. Muhammad thought that the spirit was a jinn. (Sahih Bukhari 1.3) He even contemplated commiting suicide by throwing himself down a mountain.

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Buddhism

“There were stars all around me and I felt a profound sense of peace. Then a Goddess appeared before me. She was sitting on a lotus and had her right hand up with her open palm facing me. It was glowing with bright white light. Her facial features were so gentle, so compassionate and loving. I knew her to be Kwan Yin. I spent some time connecting with her and letting her nurturing energy fill me up. She gave me several messages, the most memorable being to take care of myself”

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Seventh Day Adventist  (Vision of Ellen White)

Her hands were clasped, her eyes uplifted, as she clearly said, “Glory to God.”Then with a quick movement she threw aside the blankets with which she was wrapped and stepped forward, her eyes looking upward as if viewing something of greatest interest. Wringing her hands, and with a look of intense sorrow, she exclaimed, “Dark, dark, so dark!”Later, her face brightened and she exclaimed, “Light! A little light! More light! Much light!”

By now I’m sure you could’ve guessed that this so-called “Angel Gabriel” or “being of light” or “entity” has been making its rounds to many different times and cultures. The so-called ‘visions’ are indeed real however the intention of these visitors are no doubt fraudulent.

So why is it that the “Angel Gabriel” always seems to be at the beginning points of these radical denominations? His name is invoked everywhere from Native American folklore, to strange offshoots of Christianity, to cults like David Koresh and even well-known groups like Islam?

So what is really going on here? Is the angel Gabriel really going rogue and starting all these numerous alternative religions? The bible tells us in Galatians: “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!”

So what are we to believe? Is it actually him, or are the people he contacts being deceived? If it is not Gabriel that is doing theses things who else could it possibly be?

Letusreason.org writes, “When one looks at history we find many major religion’s that have been started from angel’s. The Jehovah’s Witnesses, Buddhism Seventh Day Adventist, Mormonism, Black Hebrew Israelites, Hinduism, Islam and almost anything new is no exception to this. The whole New Age movement receives their information from Spirit guides through channeling and automatic writing. The psychics also receive their impressions by familiar spirits who would be identified as fallen angels.

All these and other religions have had communion with angels for their extra-biblical books or are given new revelation for a new interpretation on the Bible. Can the same angel say several different things on the same subject and they both be true? Obviously not, yet this is exactly what Islam claims has transpired in the Koran. They believe the Koran was verbally dictated by the angel Gabriel based on eternal tablets that are in heaven. Naturally, if there is a conflict it must be in the Bible and not their own book. However there something else operating here that proves it is not the angel Gabriel as they claim.”

So with that in mind are we simply to accept that this supposed Angel, is genuinely spreading numerous different contradictory appeals?

take for example

In the Bible when the angel “Gabriel” gives his announcement of the birth of Christ to Mary, she is told he would be called the Son of God (which means having the same nature as God) Lk.1:35 also in Mt.1:23 he would be called “Emmanuel”, (God with us.) Are we then to accept that this is the same angel  “Gabriel” that specifically told “Mohammed” that God has no son, and that God is unable to incarnate as a man.

Obviously, these are two contradictory accounts of a major doctrine, the incarnation and the nature of God. How can God be the author of so many different accounts yet not be the author of confusion as stated in 1 Corinthians 14:33? How can the angel “Gabriel” give so many differing revelations, several hundred years apart?

The answer to this question seems to be the most simple. That is, that one is not truly the angel Gabriel and is a liar masquerading to be of God. In the Bible we hear of a similar account, it is about an Angel that wanted to become as God, Satan. We are told specifically not to worship angels in Col.1:18. Obviously, the early church had a lot of problems trying to address these exact types of issues. The appearance of an angel can be awesome and cause fear in their heavenly form. John The apostle mistakenly fell down to worship this creature as recorded in Rev.22:8-9. He is told not to do that, but to worship God only. 

The bible warns about false prophets that will go out into the world 2 John 1:7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.

The subject of angels, and “other gospels,” are specifically mention as something to be weary of. Galatians 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!

1 timothy 4:1 Now the Holy Spirit tells us, clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons.

Jerimiah 23:6 How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds?

John pleads with us to test these spirits against the word. Because not every spirit is from God.

John 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

By this, we know that the general antichrist message that Satan is to focus his confusion to us is in the “true Gospel Message” that christ came in the flesh to die in the place of our condemnation concerning sin.
Matthew 24:5 For many will come in my name, claiming, to teach the true Christ, and will deceive many.

We are certainly in the last days, and nearing the tail end; the culmination. This is the final struggle for Gods people and the battle is getting vicious.

1 John 2:18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. These people left our churches, but they never really belonged with us; otherwise they would have stayed with us. When they left, it proved that they did not belong with us.

James 3:1Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the de
If that doesn’t paint the exact picture of what we are seeing with the twisting of scripture nowadays I don’t know what does.

BUT..

It’s up to us to get our heads in the game and our nose in the scriptures.
Our thoughts can be of the glory to come, but our vigilance must be for the salvation of people today, which is what we are all called to.

Acts 20:30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.

Satan is nearing his final curtain call in having any kind of persuasion
in these end days so he’s pulling out all the stops.
revelation 12:12 But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury because he knows that his time is short.

1 john 2:18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come.

This is how we know we are approaching the last hour

Demonic activity will increase as we get closer to the end:
Rev 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

It’s one more reason to get yourself educated in the word:
Hos 4:6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge
2 timothy 2:12-15 If we endure, we will reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

We must learn to renew our mind so that you can more easily discern the truth from the lies of the devil:
Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Our goal is not just to survive, or make it, but to overcome. He has a great gift for those of us that overcome. As the bible calls the Kingdom of Heavens belonging to the overcomers.
Revelation 2:7 …. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
Revelation 2:11 …..He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death. Rev 21:7 All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.

Test those spirits friends..and as always

Be Blessed.

Jesus is not A GOD!

Posted in Apologetics, Atheism, Biblical Archeology, Biblical Studies, Biblical Topics, Current Events, Religions, Statistics/ Studies, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2012 by telltheworldtheword

JESUS IS GOD!

For anyone to understand this, in a biblical context you have to start at the begining with the prophecies in the old testiment like Isaiah 53

but for this we are going to begin at the revelation of GOD by Moses at the burning bush.

we are focusing on why Jesus ALWAYS refers to himself as I AM. because it was a prophecy of the understanding of who he IS to the jews.

MOSES AND THE BURNING BUSH
(Exodus 3:13-15)

Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you’: this is my name for ever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations

No one has ever seen God keep this in mind.

Jn.5:37: “And the Father himself, who sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.‘Jesus gives the source of his commission, which is from the Father personally. It is the Fathers voice and form they have not seen, yet Christ has.

When did Moses write of him?
Deut.18:15-19: “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, “according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God,nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ “And the LORD said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. ‘I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. ‘And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.”

Jesus CLEARLY claims to be the prophet Moses spoke of that should listen to. Notice that it saysthey did not want to hear the voice of the Lord anymore or see his glory in Horeb. Then God says he will put his words in a future prophets mouth if they do not listen to his words, God will require it of him.” This very thing Jesus said of himself in:
Jn.8:24 “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am (He), you will die in your sins

See why his is so important yet….

….Now lets look at some the statements Jesus Made, of himself being I AM in scriptures

John 6:51:”I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever;”

John 8:23: And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I AM from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

John 8:12: Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

John 10:9: “I AM the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”

John 10:11: “I AM the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

John 10:36: “do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?

John 11:25: Jesus said to her, “I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

John 14:6: Jesus said to him, “I AM the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 15:1: “I AM the true vine,and My Father is the vinedresser.

John 19:2: Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews.”‘”

Acts 7:32: Stephen speaking of Moses’ encounter at the burning bush “saying, ‘I am the God of your fathers– the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and dared not look.”

Acts 9:5: And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And the Lord said, “I am Jesus,whom you are persecuting.” 

The I Am In the Old Testament was whatever man needed. He became, he was his all in all. Jesus in the New Testament uses all these examples to show who He is.

The most important of all the statements is in John 8:24 after he tells them I am not of this world. “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am [He], you will die in your sins.” ( he is not in the original).

He is communicating to them he is the same I AM that Moses met at the burning bush which commissioned his life into a flesh for our sake. HE WAS THE VOICE OF THE BURNING BUSH.
now here is telling us JESUS was the one that brought the israelites out of the land of EGYPT

Jude 1:5 So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus[a] first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful.

Footnotes:
[a]Jude 1:5 As in the best manuscripts; various other manuscripts read [the] Lord, or God, or Christ; one reads God Christ.

There is no way around this. Jesus is not a man void of divinity, Jeus is not A GOD among GOD.  JESUS IS GOD.

extra biblical references of who HE [Christ] IS

Titus 2:13 states clearly: “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus.” (Paul makes plain here that Jesus is God our Savior.)

2 Peter 1:1 Peter declares about Jesus Christ that He is our “God and Savior.”

Jesus claims to be the Light of the world, thus the Creator, God Himself (John 9:5).

revelations 7:15
Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

Isa 9:6, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon hisshoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 

Heb. 1:2-3, “the brightness of his glory and the express image of his person.”

john 18:4
‘Who is it that you want?’ ‘Jesus of Nazareth,’ they replied. ‘I AM,’ Jesus said

1timothy 3:16
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” 

john 16:18
I came forth from the Father, and have come to the world; again I leave the world, and go on unto the Father.’
John 8:24. “I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I AM, you will indeed die in your sins.”

john 18:5
They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. 6As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

Rom. 1:23, states that Jesus was, “the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made unto corruptible man. 

Philippians 2:6-11
6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God

john 10 27-30
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than alld; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30I and the Father are one.”

jews want to stone him for it and explain why
john 10:33
33“We are not stoning you for any of these,” replied the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man,claim to be God.”
Acts 14:12
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Jesus claims to have life in Himself, immortal life (John 5:26). Paul tells us that only God possesses immortality (1 Tim 6:16)

“I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!”-Revelation 1:17-18

john 5:18
For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God

luke 5:20
When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”

5:21
But the Pharisees and teachers of religious law said to themselves, “Who does he think he is? That’s blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!

phillipian 2:9-11
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

The LORD says to my lord:[a]“Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”(here he is saying he will sit upon the throne of Israel’s God and share God’s very glory)

Worship belongs only to GOD
Matt 4:10″Begone, Satan!” Jesus replied; “for it is written, ‘To the Lord thy God thou shalt do homage, and to Him alone shalt thou render worship

yet jesus allows worship of him
Matthew 28:9
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

John 9:38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him

Mark 5:6 When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him.

Matthew 15:25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”

Matthew 2:11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with 
Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

hopefully youll have that lightbulb moment after this. Because I believe the point is now rendered in stone.

and just to give another perspective on the same issue please take a few minutes and listen to Chris White

Thank You.

Are psychics really speaking to your dead relatives? How else could they know?

Posted in Religions, Uncategorized with tags , , on March 31, 2012 by telltheworldtheword

Hello World,

So I’ve been noticing more and more frequently T.V. shows that are based on supernatural, paranormal, aliens, and specificly what I wanted to discuss to day were psychics.

So are these psychics a real phenomenom? Do they really have an accute sense of the spiritual world? Are they talking to your great grandfather..or something else?

Truth is Yes, some Pshycics can actually access the spirit world. But they are decieved to believe that the spirits they are contacting, or more correctly conjuring are passed friends and realatives. What these psychics are actually doing is allowing the spirit to posses them. This is why they also refer to themselves as “mediums” they are acting as a medium, a vessel, for evil spirits to make contact. Its our understanding that the spirits that are actually at work here are classified “familiar spirits”, which in fact is usually the ones people encounter in many of these paranormal shows and activities.

Much like the kindom of heaven and heirarchy of angels, the kingdom of darkness also operates with an authority structure similar to military rankings

Satan – 1 Chron. 21:1, etc.

Spirits, Familiar spirits  2 Chron. 18:20 – 

Serpents and Scorpions – Luke 10:19

Power of Darkness – Luke 22:53

Principality, Power, Might, Dominion – Eph. 1:21

Principalities, Powers, Rulers of Darkness of This World,

Spiritual Wickedness in High Places – Eph. 6:12

Power of Darkness – Col. 1:13

Thrones – Col. 1:16, etc.

Dominions – Col. 1:16, etc.

The bible talks about Kings that would search out and enlist the help of pshycics. One such time was (1Samual 28:7) when king Saul grieved the holy sirit, and God refused to answer his prayer requests. Saul then sought out a witch who operated under the force or pessesion of a “familiar spirit” which Saul assumed was Samual. It  even took on characteristics of the person, (looked, and sounded) to aid in the deception.

The Bible is very clear about not engaging or being around anyone that practices witchcraft, sayonces, soothsayers, anyone that interpates omens or sorcerers. So the bible seems to see it as a real phenomenon and for christians to stay away. These are not activities for people let alone christians to dabble in, in doing so your opening up yourself to these spirits.

As the supernatural increases and we get closer to the end times, the prominance of spirtual, and supernatural themes, are becoming more and more mainstream, and you are to be aware. Psychics are not of God, which only leaves one alternative. Its nessicary that we as the body of christ are aware of things like this as they become more prevelant. Its the final curtain call for satan and hes pulling out all the stops. Now more than ever we need to have a solid foundation in christ, and a knowledge of the bible, and undestanding of the armor and weaponry we’ve been given in christ so that we can combat all the different things popping up in sheep costumes.

Be vigilant my friends.