Were The Pharisees Mystics And Kabbalists?

I originally wrote this article about 2 years ago. Recently, I have wondered about a connection between Kabbalah and Freemasonry.  I will be writing on my findings in the near future (as the Lord allows).

There have been times when I have written about Kabbalah and the Hasidic Jews who practice this mysticism, and Christian brothers and sisters have been shocked that I would cover this. But brethren, when I talk about these Kabbalist rabbis, we must remember that they have not been saved.  They are lost in their sins. Should we expect these people to act like Christians?  Rhetorical question.

We are living in the last days. God will deal with his people Israel during the Tribulation.  I am a writer of truth.  I love my people and it makes me weep when I  see those in my family who continue to be stiff-necked and will not even consider that Jesus just may have been the long awaited Messiah.

I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive”  (John 5:43) KJV

And so Israel will receive another who comes in his own name. We know that this speaks of Antichrist.

Original article from January 7, 2017

Since I began to read the Bible after I was born again in 1983, I’ve always wondered why the Lord Jesus was so harsh toward the Pharisees. I was taught that Jesus saw the hearts of these men, and knew that they were hypocrites; that they exalted themselves as teachers of the law, when they had no love for the people.  That made some sense to me, but I still wondered.  There had to be more.

Jesus was forgiving and loving towards those who gathered to hear his teaching. He was even merciful to the Roman soldiers as he hung on that horrid Cross, asking His father to forgive them:

“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots” (Luke 23:34).

But regarding the Scribes and Pharisees, Jesus said:

“And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,  And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation” (Mark 12;38-40).

“Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men”  (Matthew 15:7-9).

Jesus did show compassion toward Nicodemus. He sought out our Savior at night and had many questions for Him. Jesus explained to Nicodemus how to be born again.

The Stiff Necked Chosen People of God

How many times did my people stray from what they knew was right? Even when Moses was receiving the Ten Commandments from God, the people who had been in bondage for 400 years were busy fashioning themselves a golden calf to worship!  How this must have grieved the heart of God.

It seems like God’s Chosen were forever worshiping the false gods of foreign nations. People really need to understand that the Jewish people are “Chosen” not because of their obedience to God; but because out of these people would come the Messiah of the whole world!  God has a Covenant with my people, and because He is God – He keeps His Word.  Replacement theologians teach that the Jews had their chance as God’s Chosen and they blew it. They teach that the Church has replaced Israel as God’s people.   This is a lie from the pit of hell.

Kabbalah

I have wondered for a very long time if the Pharisees were involved in Kabbalah and mysticism.  I have researched for months – trying to find out how long Kabbalah has been practiced.  Kabbalah is practiced in Israel by many Jews. There are Kabbalist Rabbis – highly respected in the community. Kabbalah is mystical and very New Age.  Kabbalah teaches Eastern meditation, reincarnation, astrology, channeling spirits, etc etc.  It is New Age on steroids!  And you don’t have to be Jewish to join the movement.  Madonna is a Kabbalist – does that not speak volumes?

From Kabbalah.com

ABOUT THE KABBALAH CENTRE:

We teach Kabbalah, not as a scholarly study but as a way of creating a better life and a better world.

The Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit organization that makes the principles of Kabbalah understandable and relevant to everyday life. The Kabbalah Centre teachers provide students with spiritual tools based on kabbalistic principles that students can then apply as they see fit to improve their own lives and by doing so, make the world better. The Centre was founded by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922 and now spans the globe with brick-and-mortar locations in more than 40 cities as well as an extensive online presence.   (Can you say “Your Best Life Now?”)

I really do not have the stomach to place any more about Kabbalah in this piece. If you decide to go onto their site – please pray first, because it is so satanic and New Age;  just ask the Lord to protect you.

And then I found this:

From atpministry.com

THE PHARISEES, KABALA & THE END TIMES REBELLION – PART I

[This is an exciting series for me. When I discovered some of this information, – I realized that the thread of pagan / occultic rebellion that runs from Nimrod and the Tower of Babel to the Christ’s soon-anticipated return is richer than I previously thought. Jesus Himself was taking on these very same forces that first rebelled in Heaven under Lucifer. The Devil had even corrupted the practice of Biblical religion, – during Christ’s day – and would do so yet again, – in the last days, – under the Antichrist. It’s the same battle fought since the dawn of history.]

Throughout Christ’s ministry here on earth we see Him spreading the good news of God’s love, His compassion demonstrated through healing and His offer of forgiveness to all that would accept it. Yet Jesus’ confrontational attitude toward the Pharisees and religious ‘Powers-That-Be’, and His characterization of them as “whitewashed tombs” whose father was the devil himself was certainly remarkable and possibly puzzling. Now however, scholars are increasingly uncovering a link to the occult that would explain the reason for, – and the necessity of, – His unwavering attitude.

Defining The Link
“Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do.” (John 8:42, 44)

It’s at this point that we’re going to look at a concept that will go a long way toward explaining Christ’s ongoing war with the Pharisees and other religious authorities that ran throughout His earthly ministry. What we observe is Jesus reaching out in love and compassion to Jews, Samaritans, Romans and the poor, – and even the Pharisee Nicodemus and others of that party that would listen. For the Pharisaical hierarchy however he reserved His most biting commentary and attacks.

It seems there was something more going on here. Now previously we’ve documented the infiltration of Christ’s Church by pagan forces and the adoption by some Christian branches of practices that had their origins in the worship of pagan gods. The same happened to Israel through the Pharisees. Over the centuries they had let the influence of the occult sneak in. They had turned to mysticism colored by an association with Gnosticism that served as the forerunner of Kabala.

That by the way, is the same Kabala followed by some Jewish sects today and adopted by such Hollywood types as Madonna. As such, the ancient Pharisees plugged into the system of secret societies that began in Babel/ Babylon, then migrating to Egypt and across the world. It survives today in Free Masonry, Rosacrucianism, Skull & Bones, The Bildebergs, etc ad infinitum. So though the term was not yet in use, the 1st century Pharisees were the forerunners of today’s kabbalists with all of their New Age / occult baggage. That’s our starting point.

Getting Started

To understand this at all perhaps we should begin by talking just a little bit about Kabala and its relationship to both Biblical Judaism and early Christianity. Now Kabala is at its root a mystical Jewish theology that can be traced back at least to one, Isaac the Blind, considered to be the Father of Kabbalah. It was considered a search by the mystics to reach the “higher throne” of the Almighty. Its practitioners believe that it reveals the deeper and truer meaning of the Torah, the Jewish Law as contained in the first five books of Moses.  As such it is “a revelation to the Sages from a remote past, and preserved only by a privileged few.” It comprises and gives meaning to the Oral Law, such as that which was enforced by the Pharisees in Jesus’ day.

It was and remains, a religious system of secret knowledge‟ about God. Thus it was intimately entwined in the 1st century with Gnosticism, – with each influencing the other. Gershom Scholem, the leading modern scholar on Jewish mysticism confirms the occult roots of the Kabbalah. “From the beginning of its development, the Kabbalah embraced an esotericism closely akin to the spirit of Gnosticism, one which was not restricted to instruction in the mystical path, but also included ideas on cosmology, angelology, and magic.” He goes on to describe how over the centuries, this developing Jewish thought took in “the mystical, speculative elements from the occult and especially magical elements.” These later developed into “secret doctrine” and “initiation rites” that have existed “up to modern times” in Jerusalem.

So we can understand something about the Pharisees beliefs by looking at Kabbalah and can shed light on that by looking at Gnosticism. Gnostic beliefs would after Christ’s death and the founding of Church, rise up to influence and challenge early Christian doctrine. Now just like Kabbalah, Gnosticism was all about secret knowledge which only the privileged could know. Today’s Gnostic Apostolic Church tells us that “Mankind is moving toward the Omega Point” via the “Path of Transfiguration” returning to the “Treasury of Light.” Yeah, just like this sounds, these are all concepts of the New Age and Eastern religious systems, that have often just adopted the veneer of Biblically based religions as they advance their heresy.

The “Treasury of Light‟ for instance is a concept found in Zen Buddhism, the “root source of all Buddhas.”  We are told “there is no ego in the treasury of light”.  And as for the concept of a “Path of Transfiguration‟ – well that can be found in Rosacrucianism for one. It is a way that leads “humans back to their divine origin.” Remember, in all occult / New Age / and Eastern based systems, man is a part of the divine; – a little god, – if you will.

As you can see, these religious philosophies have much more in common with the occult than with the Bible on which they claim to be based. Modern Kabbalah for instance utilizes angels, magic and astrology as it attempts to influence the workings of the universe. According to Louis Berkhoff, the Apostle Paul was likely taking on these heresies in Colossians and 1st Timothy. This philosophy which had its roots in Judaism, “ultimately developed into a strange mixture of Jewish elements, Christian doctrines, and heathen speculative thought.”  It was only a few years before Paul addressed these problems, that these Jewish-fermented ideas were infecting the likes of the Pharisees who opposed Christ.

This is not such an unnatural development. Over the course of their history, the Israelites had often fallen to the sin of worshiping the gods of the land. The worship of Baal and Ashtoreth was related to the religious practices of ancient Babylon and the mystery religions of old. It is a habit that the Jews seemed not fully able to break. Now when the Israelites were in bondage in Egypt they had rubbed up against the worship of Osiris and other ancient gods. These had originated in Babylon before being imported by the Egyptians. The incident of the Golden Calves; – when the Israelites rebelled against the Great God Jehovah, to set up idols of their own making; – can be viewed as an extension of this mode of thinking that they had been exposed to while in Egypt. Next the Israelites took possession of the Promised Land, – but refused to obey God with regard to purging the land of all traces of their enemy. That opened the door to more pagan influences. So history shows that the Israelites repeatedly fell to that fatal temptation, adopting the native gods and grafting them somehow into some hybrid system. When they worshipped Baal, they sacrificed their children in a deadly form of Satanic ritualism. When they worshipped Ashtoreth, – knowingly or not, – they were paying homage to a very prince of demons.

Over time all of these religious compromises took their toll. The books of 1st & 2nd Kings chronicles a history of the Israelites in their split kingdoms of Israel headquartered in Samaria and Judah with its capital at Jerusalem. In each of these kingdoms, we find the kings alternately moving the population toward paganism and its practices or back toward God. In the end the evil triumphs and God banishes first the Northern Kingdom, or Israel and later the land of Judah from the land given to them by covenant. The Israelites had not held up their part of the bargain. Instead they had embraced the evil of these satanic pagan gods. Fast forward to the Babylonian captivity. The Israelites have been relocated to Babylon. We see in the Book of Daniel how the Babylonian system took in the vast number of Jews, moving them toward their own paganized religious system.

At the head of that Babylonian religion was a “sacerdotal caste” we call magi. In the words of  Tom Stewart, these consisted of “priests, Chaldeans, physicians, philosophers, astronomers, astrologers, soothsayers, in short the brain trust of the kingdom”. The root word from the Greek magoi has been translated wise men, but also sorcerer, magician and specifically a member of the order of Zoroasterian priests coming mainly from the Medes and Persians. (However, the secret society that is the Magi has spread throughout the region and even as far as China.)

Scripture tells how God showed the prophet Daniel, a member of the Magi caste, the King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and interpreted it for him. For that service he was promoted “chief of the governors of all the wise men of Babylon.” (Daniel 2:48) Daniel somehow became a member of this priesthood without being tainted by its pagan influences. In fact, Daniel‟s prophecies became part of the tradition for at least some of the Magi of succeeding generations. It was members of this class that looked to the Scripture for the timing and location of the coming of Messiah. They knew from the prophecy of the 70 Weeks found in Daniel 9, the approximate timing of the appearance of the Christ. Matthew tells how God gave them a sign in the heavens, “His star in the East” (Matthew 2:2) to show them the exact time and location of His entrance into the world.

Apart from Daniel’s influence this cult of the Magi was nothing more than another form of the ancient mystery religion which had spread across the region. Throw in the fact that the Northern tribes had intermarried with other ancient peoples after the Assyrian conquest, corrupting their already fragile system of worship, and leading to “the development of a syncretistic religion” that rejected everything that did not come from the Pentateuch, (the first five books of Moses).  All of this had by Christ’s day begun to congeal, expressing itself in the fact that the Jewish religious leadership had been compromised by the teachings and practices of the Middle Eastern mystery religions. – source

Could This Be the Reason?

I am asking the question:  Could this be why Jesus was so harsh with the Scribes and Pharisees?  These men were trusted to teach the people God’s Law and His Word.  They were held to a higher standard because they were teachers.

Is this why Jesus told them that their father was the devil?  This does make me wonder. Maybe we will find out when we see Him face to face.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

The Insanity of Mormonism: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About This Bizarre Cult

For a while now I have noticed that when I look up something online about Christianity, the very first website which pops up is on Mormonism.  At first I thought it was just a glitch, but soon I realized that this was manipulation on the part of the Mormon cult.  I’m not sure how they accomplish this, but it seems to be working for them.

I also noticed this on youtube.com.

So today I decided to write an article about Mormonism.  Many Christians know that Mormonism is NOT Christianity, but I hope that after you read this piece, you will understand the aberrant beliefs of these very lost people.

From exposingsatanism.org

Mormon Beliefs, are they Christian?   (with commentary and Scripture indented)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, known as the Mormons, believes and teaches that God the Father used to be a man on another planet, that he became a God by following the laws and ordinances of that God on that planet and came to this world with his wife (she became a goddess), and that they produce a spirit offspring in heaven. These spirit offspring, which includes Jesus, the devil, and you and me, are all brothers and sisters born in the preexistence.

 “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”  (Numbers 23:19) KJV

These preexistence spirits come down and inhabit babies at the time of birth and their memories of the preexistence are lost at the time.

This takes reincarnation to a whole new level!

Furthermore, faithful Mormons, who pay a full 10% tithe of their income to the Mormon church through Mormon temples, have the potential of becoming gods of their own planets and are then able to start the procedure over again.

We are called to be godly, but we will never be a god.

If you were to go to any Christian bookstore and look in the non-Christian cult section you will see numerous books on Mormonism that document Mormon beliefs as aberrant and UN-Biblical. The Mormon Church is not considered a Christian church.

Jesus warned us about such groups when he said in Matthew 24:24 that in the last days many false Christs and false prophets will arise and deceive many. Mormonism is exactly that, a manifestation of a false prophet: Joseph Smith, who taught all these things.

The Bible does not teach that God came from another planet, or that he has a goddess wife, or that we can become gods. In fact, the Bible clearly and definitely contradicts those teachings. But, the Mormon Church responds by saying that the Bible is not really trustworthy, that the true faith was lost, and that its leader, Joseph Smith, restored the so-called “true” Christian faith: god from another world, becoming gods, goddess mother, etc. Of course, the Mormon Church’s claim is not true.

Mormon Beliefs documented

Please note that these teachings are documented from Mormon writers, not anti-Mormon writers:

Book of Mormon The book of Mormon is more correct than the Bible, (History of the Church, vol. 4, p. 461.)

The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word. It was penned by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

The Devil
The Devil was born as a spirit after Jesus “in the morning of pre-existence,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 192.) Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers and we were all born as siblings in heaven to them both, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163]

The devil was not “born.”  He was a created angel (created by God) and the devil became filled with pride and wanted to be like the Most High God. Because of his pride and arrogance, God cast Satan out of heaven, and 1/3 of the “created” angels chose to follow him.

God
God used to be a man on another planet (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321; Joseph Smith, Times and Seasons, vol. 5, p. 613-614; Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p. 345; Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 333). “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as mans…” (D&C 130:22).

Father God was never a man – in fact, he is Spirit. Jesus Christ (God’s son) the Second Person of the Trinity,  had no beginning and he came to earth in human flesh to reconcile those who were separated from the Father to Him – those who would believe. Jesus lived a perfect life on earth (being the only God-man) and He gave His life on a Cross on Calvary – His blood was spilt for whosoever would believe.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17) KJV

God, becoming a god
After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345-347, 354).
“Then shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be from everlasting to everlasting, because they continue; then shall they be above all, because all things are subject unto them. Then shall they be gods, because they have all power, and the angels are subject unto them,” (DC 132:20).

Sounds very much like the Pride which got Satan cast from heaven!

God, many gods
There are many gods (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163).
“And they (the Gods) said: Let there be light: and there was light,” (Book of Abraham 4:3).

There is ONE GOD.  Our ONE GOD has three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit but He IS ONE GOD.

God, mother goddess
There is a mother god (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).
God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children (Mormon Doctrine, p. 516).

Could this cult be any more New Age?

God, Trinity
The trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. “That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine dealings with man,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35).

No – the Trinity is ONE GOD in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Heaven
There are three levels of heaven: telestial, terrestrial, and celestial (Mormon Doctrine, p. 348).

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Ghost is a male personage (A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, Le Grand Richards, Salt Lake City, 1956, p. 118; Journal of Discources, vol. 5, p. 179).

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity and is not made from flesh and bones.

Jesus
“Therefore we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body . . . of flesh and bones,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 38).

NO, Jesus and His Father are not made of Flesh and bones. When Jesus came to earth to redeem those who would believe, he was in human flesh. But before He ascended to His Father in Heaven, He was in His “Glorified Body” NOT a body of flesh and blood.

“The birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood – was begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers,” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 8, p. 115).

Mormons teach that God the Father had sexual intercourse with Mary to conceive Jesus.  The Bible says:

“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).

“Elohim is literally the Father of the spirit of Jesus Christ and also of the body in which Jesus Christ performed His mission in the flesh …” (First Presidency and Council of the Twelve, 1916, God the Father, compiled by Gordon Allred, p. 150).

Joseph Smith
If it had not been for Joseph Smith and the restoration, there would be no salvation. There is no salvation [the context is the full gospel including exaltation to Godhood] outside the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Doctrine, p. 670).

This is straight up Blasphemy!  Our Salvation comes from Jesus Christ and Him alone!

Pre-existence
We were first begotten as spirit children in heaven and then born naturally on earth (Journal of Discourse, vol. 4, p. 218).

Reincarnation with a Mormon twist.  Another term would be LIES!

The first spirit to be born in heaven was Jesus (Mormon Doctrine, p. 129).

Jesus has ALWAYS existed. He had no beginning:

The Bible teaches that Jesus was not created but was rather the Creator. “In [Jesus Christ] all things were created: . . . all things have been created through him and for him” (Colossians 1:16). The doctrine of the eternality of Christ is one of the distinguishing marks of biblical Christianity.

The Devil was born as a spirit after Jesus “in the morning of pre-existence,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 192).

Satan was created (not born) by God as God’s most beautiful of all the created angels.

Salvation
“One of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by man is that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation,” (Miracle of Forgiveness, by Spencer W. Kimball, p. 206).

Satan in no way originated how a man must be saved. GOD told us in His Word:

 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast”   (Ephesians 2:8-9) KJV

A plan of salvation was needed for the people of earth so Jesus offered a plan to the Father and Satan offered a plan to the father but Jesus’ plan was accepted. In effect the Devil wanted to be the Savior of all Mankind and to “deny men their agency and to dethrone god,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 193; Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 8).

Brethren – this is so messed up and mixed up – kind of reminds me of the author of confusion!

Jesus’ sacrifice was not able to cleanse us from all our sins, (murder and repeated adultery are exceptions), (Journal of Discourses, vol. 3, 1856, p. 247).
Good works are necessary for salvation (Articles of Faith, p. 92).

BLASPHEMY!  Our Glorious Lord Jesus who paid for our sins in full, said “It is finished.”   And whosoever believes in the finished word of Christ is saved!

There is no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet of God (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, p. 188).

It sounds as if Satan himself took residence in Joseph Smith!

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12) KJV   And we know that name is JESUS!

“The first effect [of the atonement] is to secure to all mankind alike, exemption from the penalty of the fall, thus providing a plan of General Salvation. The second effect is to open a way for Individual Salvation whereby mankind may secure remission of personal sins (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 78-79).

WHAT?

“As these sins are the result of individual acts it is just that forgiveness for them should be conditioned on individual compliance with prescribed requirements — ‘obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel,’” (Articles of Faith, p. 79).

WORKS WORKS WORKS

“This grace is an enabling power that allows men and women to lay hold on eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best efforts,” (LDS Bible Dictionary, p. 697).

“We know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do,” (2 Nephi 25:23).

The Trinity
The trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. “That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine dealings with man,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35).

NO NO NO!  The Trinity is ONE God with three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

Back to the article

Mormon beliefs are not in line with biblical truth. Because they teach things that are opposed to the word of God. It is clear that Mormonism is not Christian. (emphasis added)

Mormons, as well as Jehovah’s Witness, believe that Jesus and Satan are blood brothers

Question: “Are Jesus and Satan brothers?”

From Got Questions

Answer: No, Jesus and Satan are not brothers. Jesus is God, and Satan is one of His creations. Not only are Jesus and Satan not brothers, they are as different as night is from day. Jesus is God incarnate—eternal, all-knowing, and all-powerful, while Satan is a fallen angel that was created by God for God’s purposes. The teaching that Jesus and Satan are “spirit brothers” is one of the many false teachings of the Mormons (Latter-Day Saints) and, to some degree, also the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Both of these groups are properly labeled as cults because they deny essential Christian doctrine. While they use Christian terms such as Jesus, God, and salvation, they have heretical views and teachings on the most basic and essential Christian doctrines. (Please note that most Mormons today will vehemently deny that they believe Jesus and Satan are brothers. However, this teaching was most definitely a belief of the early Mormons.)

The teaching that Jesus and Satan are “spirit brothers” is born out of the Mormons’ misunderstanding and distortion of Scripture as well as some of the extra-biblical teachings they consider to be authoritative. Simply put, there is no way you can read the Bible using any type of sound hermeneutical principles and come away with the idea that Jesus and Satan are “spiritual brothers.” The Scriptures are very clear that Jesus is fully God, not some type of lesser god as the Mormons and other cults believe. The Scriptures are also very clear that God is transcendent above His creation, which simply means that there is no comparison between Christ the Creator and Satan His creation.

Mormons believe that Jesus Christ was the first “spirit child” born to God the Heavenly Father with one of his many wives. Instead of acknowledging Jesus as the one true God, they believe He became God, just as they will one day become gods. According to Mormon doctrine, as the first of the “spirit children” of God, Jesus had preeminence over Satan or Lucifer, who was the second “son of God” and the “spirit brother” of Jesus. It is ironic that they will use Colossians 1:15 as one of their “proof texts,” because it says that “[Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” Yet they ignore verse 16, where we see that “By [Christ] all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth. Visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. ALL THINGS were created through Him and for Him.” All things—thrones, dominions, principalities, or powers—includes Satan and his demons.

In order to believe that Satan and Jesus are “spiritual brothers,” one must deny the clear teaching of Scripture. Scripture says that it was Jesus Christ who created all things and that, as the second Person of the triune Godhead, Christ is fully and uniquely God. Jesus claimed to be God in many passages of Scripture. In John 10:30 Jesus said, “I and the Father are one.” Jesus was not claiming to be another, lesser god. He was declaring that He was fully God. In John 1:1–5 it is clear that Jesus was not a created being and that He Himself created all things. “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:3). How much clearer can it get? “All things” means what it says, and it includes Satan, who as an angel was himself a created being just like the other angels and demons are. Scripture reveals Satan to be a fallen angel who rebelled against God and Jesus to be God. The only relationship that exists between Satan and Jesus is that of creation and Creator; of the sinful created being, Satan, and the righteous Judge, Jesus Christ.

Like the Mormons, the Jehovah’s Witnesses also teach that Jesus and Satan are spiritual brothers. While some Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses might sometimes try to sidestep this teaching because it is so antithetical to what the Bible actually says, it is nevertheless what these organizations believe and is part of their official doctrine.

Mormons believe that, not only were Jesus and Lucifer “spirit children of Elohim,” but that humans are spiritual children, as well. In other words, they believe that “God, angels, and men are all of the same species, one race, one great family.” This is why they believe that they themselves will one day become as much of a god as Jesus or even God the Father. Rather than seeing the clear distinction in Scripture between God and His creation, they believe that one day they will be a gods themselves. Of course, this is the same old lie Satan has been telling us since the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:15). Apparently, the desire to usurp the throne of God is endemic in the hearts of men.

In Matthew 16:15 Jesus asked the important question: “But who do you say that I am?” This is a question that is essential to salvation and one that the Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses get wrong. Their answer that Jesus is the spirit brother of Satan is the wrong one. Jesus is God the Son, and in Him the fullness of the Godhead dwelt bodily (Colossians 2:9). He created Satan, and one day He will cast Satan into the lake of fire as the just punishment for his rebellion against God. Sadly, on that Day of Judgment those who fall for Satan’s lies will also be cast into the lake of fire with Satan and His demons. The god of the Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses is not the God who revealed Himself in Scripture. Unless these groups repent and come to understand and worship the one true God, they have no hope of salvation.

We should pray for our Mormon friends. Perhaps you should print out this article for reference.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

Democrats Will NOT Help to Protect America: That’s Okay “WE BUILD THE WALL”

From thegatewaypundit.com

SHOCK VIDEO: “We Build the Wall” Foreman: Military Cartel Specialists Are Probing Our Project – Got Within 15 Feet of Our Construction Workers

This past week and over the Memorial Day Weekend the “We Build the Wall” organization led by founder and organizer Brian Kolfage built their first major border wall section on the West Texas-New Mexico border.

Brian Kolfage and “We Build the Wall” raised over $20 million in private donations from over 260,000 individuals to build a border wall on the US southern border with Mexico.  The GoFundMe page was launched after Democrat and Republican lawmakers refused to work with President Trump to secure the border.

Foreman Mike discusses latest progress:

In the video “Foreman Mike” discussed the latest progress on the Sunland Park project.  “We Build the Wall” is closing up on their first half mile of wall.  The project is approximately 2,300 feet and they have 350 more feet to go to finish the project.

The construction team has used over 600 concrete trucks so far.  They are also pouring concrete for a 25 foot speedway behind the wall for Border Patrol agents.

Border Patrol officials say the current project when complete will cut off 19 different foot trails on Mount Cristo Rey on the border.  The cartels are bringing $100,000 to $200,000 in drugs each day through the open border in this area.

Mike added this on the effectiveness of the current project, “When I got here 17 days ago there were 450 people a night crossing.  When equipment started arriving it went to 300.   When manpower started working we went down to 200.  When we started placing the bollards it went from 70 to 30 to 0.  We’ve had no crossings in the last 8 days.”

Then Mike added this on a security situation,  “We have military clad specialists from the cartels probing our line.  The only thing stopping them is our specialists in the hills counteracting with them.  We expect to be completed late, late, late this evening or early tomorrow with the first segment of the wall. “

When asked about the security needed to deal with the drug cartels, Mike replied, “It’s extremely dangerous.  They got within 15 feet of the escavators last night.  They’re coming down and trying to probe against the new wall… We have approximately 15 guards on post, armed security individuals.”

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From the organizer of “We Build the Wall”

“My name is Brian Kolfage and I’m a triple-amputee war veteran. I take the security of the American people very seriously which is how I find myself building a wall on the southern border. If you are sick and tired of watching politicians in both parties obstructing President Trump’s plan to build a wall on our southern border, then you’ve come to the right place. We The People are coming together to start building segments of President Trump’s wall on private property and the best part is, we’re going to do it for a fraction of what it costs the government.

Since January I’ve made numerous visits to our southern border to scout potential sites, negotiate with land owners, and to help document the National Emergency that needs our immediate attention.

One of the properties we are slated to build on is GROUND ZERO for illegal drugs, migrants and human sex slaves coming across, as you can see in the video above. Your money will have a direct impact to supplement where the government is not building a wall. It’s now up to We The People to ensure that we protect this nation for future generations.

To help me get the job done I’ve attracted a team of brilliant and accomplished Americans that includes Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach who many people think will be President Trump’s next choice to head the Department of Homeland Security (which oversees the Border Wall). It’s an impressive group who I’m proud to be working with everyday to start getting your wall built. Even the New York Times had to report that President Trump gave our project his blessing.

As we prepare to break ground in a matter of days on the privately funded wall that detractors insisted could and would never happen, their desperation to derail our project from becoming a reality is setting in. Doubters have been trying to convince the American people who want a wall and helped us come this far, that they’ll never get the protection along the border that we promised. However, their efforts have failed once again. While they were trying to prevent our progress, we were several steps ahead of them in our extensive preparations to build the wall.

You may have seen misleading stories that GoFundMe kicked us off their platform and refunded everyone’s money. It’s not true which is why you can still click to donate right here on this GoFundMe page. The total amount raised represents the total amount we’ve raised in pledges and contributions on GoFundMe and from off-platform sources like checks and transfers. source

President Trump approves this message:

DON’T FORGET TO GIVE TO “WE BUILD THE WALL”  Together we CAN DO IT!

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How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!