Evangelical Christianity spends a tremendous amount of money
and energy spreading its doctrines and influence throughout the
world. Their goal is to convince everyone that they must believe
what evangelical Christians proclaim as "truth".
People are told that they need Jesus because they are lost hopeless wretches that will face the wrath of God unless they believe what Christianity tells them.
The use of both fear and reward are commonly employed tactics used by evangelicals to manipulate people and suck them into the cult called Christianity.
When asked for proof that their claims are valid, evangelicals will point to the Bible, trumpeting that it displays perfect harmony, contains no inconsistencies, and reflects accurate history.
Unbelievers are told that they must accept the Bible as the Word of God, and that it represents the ultimate source of authority.
According to the advertising of evangelicals, Christianity represents a belief system far superior to all other forms of spirituality. Christians are God's official mouthpieces on earth.
This is true because Christians say so, and because they claim the Bible backs them up.
In other words, Christianity is reality and everyone must accept it or perish.
While assertions such as these seem to be filled with universal absolutes and appear to be backed by Biblical authority, they are in actuality a fraud.
Christianity is not at all well supported by the Bible if all of the scriptures are to be taken seriously.
Although fundamentalist Christians constantly claim that they want to serve God, they often laugh in the face of the Bible God, discarding any scripture that interferes with their version of what God should be.
They most certainly do not serve the Bible God that is found in the Hebrew scriptures, but instead worship and pray to a deity of an alternate construction.
It should also come as no surprise that the Christian version of God, particularly the "Trinity", conveniently matches up with both their fears and preferences.
However, despite all the attempts by evangelicals to scare and indoctrinate people into accepting this hybrid theology as reality, half-baked assertions and popular propaganda are not binding on anyone other than those that want it to be binding on them.
Despite all the fluffy talk about how people can find great peace and freedom by believing in fundamentalist Christianity, it represents a form of nervous slavery, where a Godly ultimatum drives the decision making process and sets the agenda.
While evangelicals present Christianity as being based on "facts", it is a belief system built largely on dreams, visions, and personal revelation.
These dreams occur as part of New Testament "history", and serve to launch Christian doctrine as well.
A dream of Joseph serves as a key part of the birth narrative for Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew.
A dream or angelic encounter involving Mary serves to reinforce the birth tale told in the Gospel of Luke.
A dream or vision of Peter serves to justify abandoning some of God's stipulations and requirements concerning the law in Acts 10: 9-23.
A dream of John serves to bolster a tale about Jesus coming to rule earth in the Book of Revelation.
Perhaps most importantly are the vision(Acts 9:3-6) and mystical, dreamy revelations of a Jewish apostate called "Paul", which serve as primary justification to launch a new religion.
The teachings of Paul often contradict the Word of God but are used in almost every sermon delivered from the pulpits of Christian preachers.
Christianity routinely takes the Hebrew scriptures and uses bits and pieces of them to serve as "proof" or validation for Christian beliefs, in an attempt to create a supreme, authoritative religion.
A devious Christian dreamer called Paul ripped pieces out of the Hebrew scripture and used them to promote and advertise Jesus as the authority that people should worship.
In the following passage, Paul takes a section from Isaiah and writes Jesus into the script.
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Christian evangelicals love to quote this passage from Paul and often smirk and grin while they laud it over the "unsaved" wretches that they're attempting to covert.
The goal of evangelicals is to make the unsaved wretches feel guilty and hopeless at the same time.
Persuading people to join the Cult of Jesus often involves mind games and peer pressure.)
However, the passage from Philip 2:10-11 is built on fraud and petty theft, and provides a classic example of why Christianity is not nearly as divine and holy as it pretends to be.
The actual passage from Isaiah says absolutely nothing about Jesus, and refers to Jehovah.
I(Jehovah) have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
As the verse states, every knee will bow unto God, or Jehovah. Jesus is nowhere to be found in this.
Jesus is not Jehovah, although Christianity has worked mightily to convince the world otherwise.
The scripture is quite clear about whom the ultimate God and savior is, and it isn't a god-man called Jesus.
I, I am Jehovah; and besides me there is no saviour.
Jehovah will not give his glory to another. That includes the character called Jesus.
I am Jehovah, that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
There are no others beside God. The Christian Trinity or 3 person in one God concept is not valid.
I am Jehovah, and there is none else; there is no God beside me: I girded thee, and thou hast not known me;
God doesn't call himself Jesus, nor does he refer to Jesus when talking about what rules supreme over creation.
That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
Christianity relies heavily on the assertions of dreamers and false prophets, combined with various claims that are not in line with prior teachings from God.
To get around this problem, Christianity declares that God's prior word is outdated and the new religion represents God's latest revelation to humanity, a type of updated program.
Although this updated program is referred to as the New Covenant by Christians, their version of it does not conform to the new covenant which is defined by God in Jeremiah 31:31-34.
In God's original version of the new covenant, belief in a human sacrifice does not replace the law of God, nor are any of the laws done away with. The existing laws are reaffirmed under a new contract.
There are no doctrinal surprises in Jer 31 that say anything about faith in a human sacrifice replacing or repealing the laws of God. There is no "Jesus" in the new covenant as defined by Jeremiah 31.
But Paul would have none of this and he redefined the definition of the new covenant to serve his agenda, which was to devalue the law and promote Jesus in its place.
Paul proclaimed the law as a ministry of death(2 Cor 3:7), while inserting a dreamy new "spirit" as its superior replacement.
2 Cor 3:5-6
our competency is of God;
who has also made us competent, as ministers of the new covenant; not of letter, but of spirit.
For the letter kills, but the Spirit quickens.
Despite Paul's concoctions about the law being a "ministry of death", God's word says otherwise.
The law is perfect, converting the soul and making people wise.
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
God's law is a pathway to salvation.
I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
In truth, Christianity revolves mainly around Paul, a man that never met Jesus except in a vision.
Paul made all sorts of absolute and pious sounding claims, having deemed himself to be an ordained authority on what proper doctrine was.
His authority came from his vision and special personal revelations (Col 1:25, Gal 1:1,11-12, 1 Thess 2:4).
Like many of the vain fundamentalist Christian preachers found today, Paul considered himself to be divinely ordained as God's mouthpiece on earth.
The goal of Paul was to garner converts to his new doctrine, which claimed that faith in a human sacrifice replaced the need to keep the law.
Paul couldn't have salvation coming from obeying the law, as that would eliminate the need for Jesus as savior, and that need for Jesus was the product that Paul was selling to people.
Like a good salesman advertising a product on television, Paul would pretend to be what he felt his audience wanted him to be, in order to make the sale.
1 Cor 9:20-23
And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
Paul was a skilled sophist and he had no problem giving lip service to the law, pretending to honor it if it suited his immediate purpose. He would give an appearance of respecting the law and then claim it was obsolete.
Some examples follow:
Pro-law verse #1
For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
This verse is then undermined by the following:
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Pro-law Verse #2
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
This verse is then undermined by:
But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
Pro-law Verse #3
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
This verse is then undermined by:
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Paul taught against the food law(Rom 14:14), he taught against the law of the 7th day Sabbath (Col 2:16), and he taught against the law on circumcision(Gal 6:15).
As noted earlier, Paul's new doctrine could have nothing good coming from the law, and he repeatedly told people that the law brought death and curses.
However, if disobeying the law brought death, obeying it brought blessings and life, and Paul conveniently ignored that aspect of God's word.
The law brings blessings to those that observe it.
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
It was also Paul who claimed that Jesus/Christ/Messiah was the end of the law in Rom 10:4.
However, there is no verse in the Hebrew Bible that confirms this doctrine.
On the contrary, the scriptures state that an expected king messiah would usher in an era of great compliance with the law.
And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
Paul also vilified the religious competition, namely the Jews, by claiming that they killed Jesus, displeased God, and worked against humanity. (1 Thess 2:15).
Anyone that disagreed with Paul and what he taught was to be cursed.
As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
The goal of Paul was to do away with the "old" system, and replace it with a new concoction, one that relied on faith in a human sacrifice, a Gospel of his choosing, and backed by the authority of his personal visions.
A fine example of this new propaganda can be found in the following, where Paul attempts to convince people that they need Jesus and to turn their backs on the "old" system:
1-And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2-Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3-Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4-But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5-Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6-And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7-That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
This is essentially a church pep rally.
Paul recaps for the followers all the wonderful things that have been accomplished by believing in Jesus.
8-For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9-Not of works, lest any man should boast.
This is a keystone of Paul's new religion, where faith
alone(in Jesus) saves a person,.
But it does not comply with God's word in the Hebrew scriptures, nor does it comply with the instructions from Jesus and those found in the New Testament Book of James.
Jesus stated that at least some good works must be performed for people to enter into his kingdom(Matt 25:32-46).
In James, it clearly stipulates that faith alone will not save a person.
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Water baptism is also required for salvation and that classifies as a work that is performed (Acts 2:38).
Even Paul was baptized in water and he urged people to imitate him (1 Cor 4:16).
For those Christians that deny water baptism is needed for salvation, they'll have to explain on judgment day why they denied the example that Jesus set for his followers when he was baptized in water by John the Baptist.
10-For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11-Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Paul's audience here is comprised of Gentiles, not Jews.
He tells them that as Gentiles, they were not part of God's people and were regarded as heathens by the Jews.
12-That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Paul has just lied to his audience, and this lie is
His goal is to convince people that the only solution to their problem of being hopeless heathen wretches is to believe in a pagan human sacrifice called Jesus.
Paul claims that Gentiles, being without Jesus, and not being Jews, have no hope and are without God.
This is utter deception and shows how Paul would manipulate people.
(Christianity today does exactly the same thing, having no conscience about lying to gain converts and power.)
The Hebrew scriptures, known by Christians as the "Old Testament", do not restrict Gentiles from coming into God's fold and receiving the same blessings and salvation that Jews have.
The instructions are clear and unambiguous, and require that Gentiles adopt the covenant that Jews observe.
Paul ignored these verses and Christianity naturally follows right along as good sheep are known to do.
The instructions for obtaining admission into God's fold are found in Isaiah 56.
The following titles for this chapter in Isaiah are from various Christian Bibles, and they all serve to expose Paul's statement in Eph 2:12 as a LIE.
These verses describe how hope is manifested and how salvation is obtained for Gentiles.
Isaiah 56:1-7 Chapter Titles:
Salvation for Others (NIV Bible)
Salvation for the Gentiles (NKJV Bible)
Salvation for Foreigners (ESV Bible)
In Isa 56:1-7 God states that Gentiles and those not born into God's fold can take part in the blessings to his people if they serve God, keep from doing evil(which involves keeping the law), observe the sabbath, and take hold of the covenant that Jews adhere to.
The "outsiders" that do this will be welcomed into the house of God, which will be called a house for all people.
Detailed text follows:
Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
Salvation is offered to Gentiles and Jesus has nothing to do with it, being completely absent from this teaching.
Paul's speech to the Gentiles about having no hope except through belief in Jesus is a religious scam.
13-But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
There is no need for Christ Jesus or his blood.
The blood of a human sacrifice doesn't atone for sin according to the law of God.
People save themselves by repenting and keeping the laws of God (Ezek 18:20-27).
14-For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15-Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Here is where Paul drops his doctrinal bomb on the audience.
Paul claims that the death of Jesus abolished the law of God, bringing in a new system..
This is another lie if the Bible is to be taken seriously.
While apologists attempt to rationalize this verse by claiming it doesn't really mean the law was abolished,
other translations yield the same results as the KJV.
The Contemporary English Version Bible translates Eph 2:15 by saying that Jesus gave his body to destroy the law of Moses with all its rules and commands.
The Amplified Bible translates Eph 2:15 by saying that Jesus abolished and annulled the Law.
The Message Bible translates Eph 2:15 by saying that Jesus repealed the law code and created a new system.
The New Century Version Bible translates Eph 2:15 by saying that Jesus ended the Jewish law, which had many commands and rules.
There is simply no escaping what Eph 2:15 is saying about the status of the law after Jesus died.
However, long before Paul came along and concocted this doctrine about the law being done away with by a human sacrifice, God told his people that an expected king messiah would reign over an era where the law would be upheld and observed in great degree (Ezek 37:24).
There is nothing in the Hebrew scripture that states an expected messiah would end the law.
The law is everlasting, not temporary.
Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
As noted earlier, the new covenant in Jer 31 says nothing about a messiah repealing the law or being sacrificed to bring in a new system.
The act of tampering with the law by attempting to add to it, or subtract from it, is forbidden by God.
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
The popular Christian doctrine, claiming that Jesus (who was supposed to be a devote Jew), did away with the law given to the Jews by their God Jehovah is ludicrous when one stops to consider the matter instead of relying on the wishful thinking and expedient preaching of Christian evangelicals.
16-And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17-And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18-For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
As shown by Isa 56:1-7, Ezek 18:20-27, and Jer 31:31-34, there is no need for Jesus to reconcile people with God.
19-Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
This is more propaganda and congratulates the Christian sheep
for trusting in something that is fraudulent.
A person doesn't need Jesus to be accepted into the household of God.
A Gentile can be accepted by adopting the covenant and honoring it.
Isa 56:1-7 makes this point abundantly clear, but at the same time it wrecks the core doctrine of Christianity.
Christianity screams that everyone needs and must have Jesus in order to be "right" with God.
However, there is no salvation to be found by belief in a pagan human sacrifice, but instead it is found by repenting of wrongdoing and keeping the laws of God (Ezek 18:20-27).
Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
Christianity rejects God's alleged word in the Hebrew scriptures and prefers the words of Paul, a man that turned his back on Jehovah and went after a false savior named Jesus.
20-And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
There is no cornerstone named Jesus to be found in the
foundation of the Hebrew scriptures.
That's why Christians have to put forth their imaginings and wishful thinking as being better than relying on the dusty Old Testament, whose stipulations about salvation and the law are deemed outdated and not relevant for believers today. In essence, Christianity hijacked the Hebrew scriptures, lifted parts from it that served their agenda and story line, and then cast it aside.
21-In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22-In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
There is nothing holy about subterfuge and deception.
Throughout Ephesians 2 Paul has distorted, lied, and practiced deception.
He asserted that Faith alone provides salvation when even Jesus and the New Testament disagree with him.
He asserted that Gentiles were without hope of being accepted by God unless they believe in Jesus.
He asserted that Jesus abolished the law of God as transmitted through Moses.
And he asserted that Jesus Christ is a foundation to be found in the Hebrew scriptures.
When Paul gave testimony about his teaching activity he also lied.
But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
If Paul truly believed all things that were written in the law and by the prophets, he wouldn't have tried to foist a false doctrine of salvation upon people by making claims that conflicted with the Hebrew scriptures.
If he really believed what was written, he certainly would not have not have tried to declare that the law was no longer relevant or binding.
However, Paul considered his personal visions and revelations to be far superior to the alleged word of God as found in the Old Testament.
According to God, those that do not speak according to the law have no light in them. Paul and Christianity are not a beacons of light or truth.
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
The Bible God warned his people in Deut 13 and Deut 18 not to be taken in by spiritual hustlers and defined such false teachers as those that attempted to turn people away from God to follow new doctrines and saviors.
Jehovah even warned Jeremiah about false prophets and teachers that would try to fool people by putting words into God's mouth, claiming that God said certain things.
These warnings from God are particularly apt where the dreams, visions, and devious teachings of Paul-centered Christianity are concerned.
Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.
Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.
Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.
Paul is a poster boy for the type of vain false prophet/teacher that Jehovah describes and warns people about.
Paul attempted to pass off his theological concoctions and revelations as coming straight from God.
Paul attempted to convince people that Jesus was their savior instead of Jehovah.
Paul tried to turn people away from the law of God, and instead instructed them to adore and give spiritual energy to Jesus under the guise of a new covenant based on "spirit".
In 1 Cor 4:15-16, Paul also tried to convince people that he was their father figure and that believers should emulate and follow his teachings.
However, Jehovah makes it clear that he did not send such charlatans and they do not speak for him.
Yet, Christians lap up the words of Paul like honey, ignoring
Jehovah while declaring that they want to serve and worship God.
They accept the things dreamed up by characters and writers in
the New Testament and ignore the very Word of God from the Hebrew
scriptures that was written long before Paul came along.
They scold others about not believing that the Bible is the Word of God and at the same time laugh in Jehovah's face, proclaiming his word as outdated and replaced by new improved doctrines.
If Christians really believe in the Bible God, then they have deluded themselves into believing they are "saved" and blessed for believing in a character called Paul and Jesus.
They're living in a dream world of candy-coated salvation and empty promises.
Christians have no standing with Jehovah, and they'll have no great reward waiting for them when they die.
Substituting a bogus and invalid sacrifice called Jesus for the hard work of listening to the law and obeying it will earn nothing but wrath from Jehovah.
Even their prayers are useless and are an insult to God.
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Whenever an unbeliever is approached by a Christian evangelical, who has sized the unbeliever up as a good target for a standard sermon on why a person needs Jesus, the unbeliever only needs to walk away.
Nobody needs to have their reality defined for them by dreamers of dreams and seers of self-serving visions.
Since the Bible can mean whatever believers want it to mean, the subjective nature of apologetics will perform whatever gymnastics are needed to explain the scriptural conflict away.
However, keep in mind that every qualifier used to reconcile the scriptural inconsistencies in the Bible, also serves to cumulatively undermine the credibility of the Bible as the Word of God.
As the rationalizations pile up, in attempts to explain what the scriptures "really" mean, the Bible is increasingly reduced in authority and as a source of absolute truth.
While the various explanations put forth by apologists serve to provide them with lifetime employment and also serve to reinforce the faith of believers, they do little to enhance the status of the very deity they defend.
The allegedly all-powerful God of the Bible couldn't clarify his word well enough to avoid blatant inconsistencies in his scriptures, and requires apologists to explain what he really meant to say all along.
The fact that apologists will often differ in their explanations of the same Biblical problem only adds more instability to the structural concept that fundamentalist Christians work so hard to sell.
In the final analysis, their claims about the Bible being the word of an all-powerful being that rules the universe, are neither absolute nor are they factual because these claims are perched on a sandy foundation of subjective human interpretation. Clerics and apologists insert themselves into the Godly equation and then assert that their explanations and musings are just as valid as the scriptures they attempt to sell as God's word.
It's layer upon layer of human perception that wears a divine mask and flaunts itself as "holy" and absolute.
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