The Rosary: An Invention of Fools Fooling Other Fools

3/28/2015 61 Comments


Many people are highly educated and yet they pray the Rosary. Did they know its history? Have they even questioned how it came to be? The truth is, it takes a fool to fool another fool. Once again, the concept of “veiled eyes” or “mind blinded by the god of this world” that the Bible talks about is proven true. The Rosary is an invention of fools fooling other fools, and yet they don’t know it! 

A sacred item for Catholics but at the same time a commercial commodity, the Rosary is used by almost all devout Catholics, from the poorest of the poor to the richest pope in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. Here’s how the Modern Catholic Dictionary defines the rosary and talks about many other rosaries in different names, allowing for more inventions as recommended by the popes. 

Obvious features of the rosary are: 1) Repetition of ready-made prayers, which is why there is counting, 2) Veneration of Mary, and 3) Introduction of the concept, “Blessed Mother of God.” 

If we base our belief on the definition written in the Modern Catholic Dictionary, we must first believe that there is a "mother of God" to whom devotional prayer is said through the rosary.“Mother” in the Bible means “the origin.”

GENESIS 3:20 
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

The term, "mother of God" will mean that Mary is the mother of all gods or the origin from where all gods came from! What an atrocious lie invented by the Roman Catholic Church! 

The belief that Mary is the "mother of God" did not come from Christ or from the Apostles! It is a doctrine invented in the year 431 by the Council of Ephesus, 400 years after the ascension of Christ, 300 years after the death of the apostles, the very time foretold by the apostles when heresies and doctrines of devils will abound. (http://www.biblestudysite.com)

I TIMOTHY 4:1-2 
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

The God of the Bible has declared that he is first being and with the last generation!

ISAIAH 41:4 
Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

If God has a mother, He cannot be the first being! The inspired song of Moses that will be sung even unto eternity states that God is from everlasting and unto everlasting!

PSALMS 90:2 
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

REVELATION 15:3 
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Mother of God is different from “Mother of my Lord.”Indeed, the term "mother of God" is a disgrace to Mary, and an insult and blasphemy to God! Specifically,Mary was called by her kin, Elisabeth, as "the mother of my Lord".

LUKE 1:41-43 
41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: 
42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 
43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

The word "Lord" is not always used to denote God but respect as in the case of Sarah. She called Abraham her lord as respect to him.

I PETER 3:6 
Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

Employers of Christians are also called "lords".

COLOSSIANS 4:1 (Literal Translation) 
Lords, give what is just and equal to the slaves, knowing that you have a Lord in Heaven also.

The Greek word used in this verse is κύριος (kurios) that means "Lord".

G2962 
κύριος 
kurios 
koo'-ree-os 
From κῦρος kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title): - God, Lord, master, Sir.

When Elisabeth used the term, "mother of my Lord," she did not mean in her heart and mind as that implied by Catholic authorities when they devised the concept, "mother of God.” The Lord Jesus Christ is Lord because His Father, who is God, made Him Lord and Christ.

THE ACTS 2:36 
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

That which was made Lord by God the Father, is the human person of the Son of God, which at the time of Elisabeth's salutation was in the womb of Mary.

MATTHEW 1:18-20 
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

To sum it up, there is no such thing in the Bible as "mother of God." Nowhere in all Bible translations can any Catholic authority find this term! 

In the face of this truth, the intent of the use of the rosary falls! 

Furthermore, the Lord Jesus Christ prohibits Christians to pray repetitiously.More so, counting them as though numbers would matter.

MATTHEW 6:7 
But when ye pray,use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

And it is surely vain repetition to utter phrases and praises again and again – especially so that they are not found in the Bible. "Holy Mary, Mother of God" is not found in the Bible! 

When Jesus entrusted the care of Her mother to the beloved disciple John, He said -

JOHN 19:26-27 
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

Note that He did not call Mary "mother" but "woman.” The same thing happened in Cana of Galilee.

JOHN 2:1-4 
1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 
2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

Throughout His earthly ministry, the Lord Jesus practicing His Lordship over Christians, never called Mary his "mother.”

MATTHEW 12:46-50 
46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Mary never regarded this thing though as disrespect on her by her son, Jesus, because she knew who dwelled in that human body she bore.

LUKE 2:42-51 
42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 
44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 
46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? 
50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. 51And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

The first century Christians did not use any form of rosary. Let us consider research on the history of the Rosary to understand it better. 

As claimed by Louis De Montfort in the book, “The Secret of the Rosary” (17th Century),a Catholic priest allegedly “received a rosary from the Blessed Virgin.” The Rosary allegedly was given to the Church by Dominic who received it from the Blessed Virgin.However, as sources point out, this claim is dubious. 

Montfort writes in his book that the rosary is made up of mental prayer and vocal prayer, with beads assisting memory and completion. Accordingly, it has been in use since the time of Jesus but it was in the year 1214 that the “Holy Mother Church” received it in its present form. 

How do we know these are lies? Nothing is said in the Bible about Mary appearing again and again in visions, much more arrogating unto herself some power and therefore promising salvation through a bead of repetitions called rosary (Angelic Psalter). 

We’ve seen how just a simple bean counter is tied to repeated prayers, is tied to venerating Mary who is as human as people are, is tied to a Dominican priest whose biography does not even accommodate that story as true. Yet a book (Montfort’s in the 17th Century) is written about how that bean counter is passed on to Dominic. A Dominican priest named Alanus claims to have received the Blessed Mother's "15 Promises" through Jesus, based on the use of the Rosary, but the fact is that there are 250 years gap between Alanus and Dominic. With those supposed 15 promises “received by Alanus,” the belief on the Rosary gets more glue. Finally, Cardinal Patrick J. Hayes, the then Archbishop of New York orders the printing of those 15 so-called mysteries, with the note that one is free to believe or not.Not to be outdone, Pope Pius XI declares that praying the Rosary is how salvation is obtained. Baloney of all baloneys! Is that how truth comes about? 

Lies really do reinforce each other. They are jolly cousins, attesting to blinded minds that the Bible talks about. 

On this score, I challenge all Catholic authorities! If they are sport enough to accept the truth, they should confess that the rosary is an invention of Catholic authorities. 

The Rosary has no purpose other than to fool other fools. 

Know more about the history of the rosary in a separate article that follows: https://kotawinters.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/questions-on-the-history-of-the-rosary/

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Catholic Teachings are from Man: Confused and Chaotic

3/21/2015 51 Comments


The teachings of the Catholic Church clearly came from man, depending on their poperies. They do not come from the Bible, and the sorry result is confused and chaotic. This syndrome is expected when teachings do not reflect the God of the Bible. His Law is perfect, whole, complete, sound. Man therefore only has to peg his steps on His words. Otherwise, we can only see chaos as expressed in the thoughts of our esteemed friend –

Pope Francis (I do not know if your side of Religion even believes in the Pope or for that matter THE VATICAN) has had to make dramatic and drastic changes in the 'ways of the Lord' that one realizes how imperfect "man" is and how ignorant we are in matters of interpretation.

I, for one, have had to tailor my own beliefs to be able to survive the thousand questions that I have been asking myself over so many years.

This is the part of the question of the friend that caught my deepest attention. 

To begin with, I am a person who was raised to believe in almost everything my beloved mother would tell me. From childhood to adulthood, I believed that my mother was the trustworthiest person I knew. She introduced her God to me telling me to fear Him by being a respectful child to everyone older than I was. I have learned to trust her belief in God because in countless occasions I had seen her praying with tears while she presumed that nobody was watching her. Most of all, I have learned also from her that when I pray I must do it in secret, giving me a sense that the God she prays to is a spirit, all powerful, and befitting all reverence.

MATTHEW 6:6 
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

This verse and my experiences seeing my mother pray in tears as secretly as possible convinced me beyond doubt that my mother believed in God. The same thing happened to Timothy, a respected minister of Christ in the first century church.

II TIMOTHY 1:5 
When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

With age enough to understand, I remember asking my mother the name of the church she attended. She answered with certainty and firmness, "the Church of God, the only church written in the Bible!” She got her Bible and showed me the verse in Acts 20:28.

THE ACTS 20:28 
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

After reading the verse she volunteered the rationale proving that "Church of God," is the name of the true church in the Bible. She used Daniel 9:19 in explaining that everything that is of God must be called in His name.

DANIEL 9:19 
O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

ISAIAH 43:
7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

I was astonished every time my mother showed me the verses of the Bible especially in those years that I have learned how to read. 

In my young mind, I had so many questions about the God of my mother, but every time I asked her, she was always prompt and ready to answer. There were times also when she forgot the exact verse, but consulted a church worker to show me the verse. And really there are such verses expressing the thoughts she had! 

The principles of faith I have learned from my mother since childhood are up to now deeply embedded in my heart and memory. I say deeply because when I started reading the Bible with full curiosity at age 17, I have verified that all of those I have learned from my mother since childhood are undeniably biblical and irrefutable.

TITUS 2:7-8 
7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

This virtue I have acquired from the biblical knowledge of my mother is at present a "trust" among the Members of the Church of God International. From the early 1930's up to now, members of the Church of God are witnesses to the fact that the teachings in the Church of God are irrefutable! [Note: By teachings, we are affiliates of the true church; we did not start a new group]. 

Belief and teachings in the true church must not be or cannot be tailored to fit or at least appease the doubt popping from an inquisitive mind. Whatever is true, there is no contradiction in it.

PROVERBS 8:8-9 
8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. 
9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Contradictions are found only if a supposed truth is mixed with human perceptions and lies! Thus, the Bible says -

JEREMIAH 26:2 
Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD's house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word: meaning nothing must be deducted and added.

PROVERBS 30:5-6 
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

The teachings of the true church were ordained to be taught without change until the consummation of this age. In contrast, the teachings of the Catholic Church or the Vatican for centuries have not only been drastically unsound but off base - simply because they are an amalgam of man’s notions and lies. And if there were reforms, they had been slow in coming. This has been so as leader changed for leader.

MATTHEW 28:19-20 
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The true teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ or "true Christianity,” must not be changed by anybody.

GALATIANS 1:8 
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Therefore, the discipline is to learn nothing beyond what is written!

I CORINTHIANS 4:6 (RSV) 
I have applied all this to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brethren, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.

With this verse we may examine the topsy-turvy teachings of the Catholic Church, but with caution: we must learn from what was written, no more, no less! 

QUESTION: Is the Pope speaking "ex-cathedra" truly infallible? 

More than 260 popes spoke about limbo. If these popes were infallible, how come they were wrong and Pope Benedict XVI is right? If the one who declared that limbo does not exist is right, then the inevitable conclusion is, one (1) is right and the 260 were wrong! 

One proof that there is no limbo is:

MATTHEW 19:14 
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

This statement of the Savior may qualify also those that are childlike in thinking and behavior - those who are mentally and physically incapacitated persons.

MATTHEW 18:3 
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mongoloids or people with Down syndrome are not condemned to go to hell and deprived of entry into heaven by the most compassionate God of the Bible as he declares that He made them too.

EXODUS 4:11 
And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

Restricting little children from going to heaven like the 260 popes of the Catholic Church is being anti-Christ! 

Opposing this cruel doctrine, Pope Benedict has in effect declared that all those popes before him are wrong! Not infallible! 

There are other teachings that must be considered by the investigative mind of a believer. 

For example, is the use of rosary biblical? Is there purgatory? Will the novena being done by Catholic faithfuls help in the salvation of souls? Is the "mass" biblical? Is it true that the "host" made from literal flour turns into the real body and blood of the Lord Jesus upon the pronouncement of a priest before the altar? Is it true that the "sign of the cross" is the most potent weapon against satan? Is it true that Mary is forever a virgin? Did she really ascend to heaven "body and soul" and was crowned as the "Queen of heaven?" 

And many, many more doctrines and dogmas of the Catholic Church that are not Bible-based. 

I guess these are some of the questions that for so many years have accumulated unanswered in the mind of our friend, the subject of this blog. And that is why he said "I, for one, have had to tailor my own beliefs to be able to survive the thousand questions that I have been asking myself over so many years." 

I am thankful to God that the belief passed on to me by my mother is biblical and not the kind of belief that I have to tailor by myself to believe! 

I am ready to discuss in the next issues of this blog, the doctrines aforementioned. 

I'll be waiting for my readers' response. May God bless you. 

Sincerely yours, 
Brother Eli

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The Author of the Bible is Clearly the Wisdom of God: Christ

3/14/2015 , 58 Comments


Foretold in prophecy by almost all the prophets of old is the Jesus of the Bible: Christ. Christ is a title, meaning“the Messiah,”or “the anointed one.”


I PETER 1:10-11 
10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 
11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

Two dictionaries point to Christ as synonymous with Jesus of Nazareth: One is “An Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies” by Orlando Espin (2007) and “A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations” by Edward Prager (2005). 

Prophetic Psalms and figures portrayed by the things of the law were fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ.


LUKE 24:44 
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

“Me” talking here is Christ. All things concerning him that were written: 1) in the law of Moses, 2) in the prophets, and 3) in the psalms must be fulfilled. As such, He has an important role to play in the writing of these parts. 

Actually, the paschal lamb being offered by the Israelites throughout the centuries before Christ is an antitype of Him. An antitype is something that corresponds to or is foreshadowed in a type.


I CORINTHIANS 5:7 (RSV) 
Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed.

The Son of God who became Jesus Christ in the flesh existed from eternity with the Father.Notice the time element involved here: “before the world was.”


JOHN 17:5 
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

When He was born in the flesh, the prophecy explicitly clarified His origin.


MICAH 5:2 
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

He is called the "Son of God" because He was born of God - before anything else came into existence.


HEBREWS 1:4-5 
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

PSALMS 2:7 
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

HEBREWS 5:5 
So also Christ glorified not himself to be made a high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee.

Everything was created in Him, through Him and for Him. Him here is Christ.


COLOSSIANS 1:16-19 (RSV) 
16 for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities--all things were created through him and for him. 
17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 
18 He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent. 
19 For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell,

Christ is the power behind the creation of everything. For believers,Apostle Paul described Christ as the power and wisdom of God.


I CORINTHIANS 1:24 
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

He is the force behind every work of the Father Almighty.


JOHN 1:2-3 (RSV) 
2 He was in the beginning with God; 
3 all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.

Jesus Christ, as the power of God, is the unseen worker in everything that the Father does! The Prophets and the Apostles preached and wrote with Christ being the unseen force that directed them, without which they can do nothing.


LUKE 11:49 
Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

JOHN 15:5 
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

The truth is, the power or energy that moved the Apostles and the Prophets to preach and to write is the Lord Jesus Christ. Profoundly speaking, He is the author of the entire Holy Book! 

What is written in the paper pages of the Holy Scriptures is really intended by the Lord Jesus Christ to be written in the four chambers of the human heart!


II CORINTHIANS 3:3 (NRSV) 
and you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

II CORINTHIANS 3:3 
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.


Christ, the beloved Son of God, is the center of the scriptures. Yet, He is the most debased personage in the Scriptures!


I CORINTHIANS 2:6-8 
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught: 
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Christ is the Lord of glory.


JAMES 2:1 
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

He is the wisdom of God ordained before the creation of the world. The wisdom by which everything came into existence is the very wisdom that caused the writing of the entire Bible.


PSALMS 104:24 
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Let us take an example of the wisdom that was caused by the Wisdom of God to be written in the Bible. Long before human science discovered the cell, the building block of living things, with the intricate universe of activities, information, and mysteries within it, the Bible tells us the difference between cells of humans, animals, birds, and fishes.


I CORINTHIANS 15:39 
All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

It is wonderful to note recent discoveries about the DNA and the chromosomes in man as different from those in apes. This discovery proves the accuracy of the information given by the Wisdom of God in the Bible! Apes are different from man, belying the theory of evolution! 

Science found DNA differences in human and chimp. 

Long before the invention of the Hubble Space Telescope and modern knowledge in astronomy, the Bible carried an advanced record of things that at the time of the writing of the Scriptures is impossible for a man to fathom and understand!


I CORINTHIANS 15:41 
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Notice that some stars are a million times brighter than the sun – allowing for the fact that God made the sun just right for the benefit of man and his needs. 



The Bible even informs us of a fact written almost 3,000 years ago but understood only very recently by human science:the cause and the existence of black holes.


HEBREWS 1:10-12 
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

Stars do age and become decadent.When a star grows old and dies, a black hole is formed.It means God did not intend stars to remain forever. Stars are God’s handiwork and he “folds them up” when the time comes. The decay of a star involves a black hole forming.Here’s an artist’s rendering of black hole. (http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2011/cygx1/cygx1_ill.jpg) 



The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. Here’s its explanation about black hole. 

These scientific discoveries prove the wisdom written in the Bible. These prove the accuracy of the Holy Scriptures. There is a purpose being worked out here on earth and someone is in charge. 

Something accurate does not become inaccurate. Something accurate must not be tailored to pacify the conflicts popping up in the inquisitive human mind. But the friend asking these questions said:


" I, for one, have had to tailor my own beliefs to be able to survive the thousand questions that I have been asking myself over so many years.”

We shall soon discover the wisdom that will answer these doubts in the next episode of our blog. 

God bless.

58 comments:

Where to Start Thinking About What is True

3/07/2015 61 Comments



A favored man has many questions. Educated as he is, he was puzzled by what he sees, and hear, comparing reality to some irreconcilable religious teachings around him. For almost a lifetime of search and consideration in trying to admit what almost every preacher in religion are saying, he ended up saying that he has to tailor his beliefs in order to survive the many questions popping up from his inquisitive mind as a human. Here are excerpts of his thoughts that I believe must be made public for the benefit of millions of souls who are in search for what is true. 

This man rightly believes that “FAITH has to play a very important part in all our lives,” which is why he is seeking answers for his thoughts -


Who wrote the Bible, God the Father?

I have always wondered WHY Jesus never wrote anything. It was PAUL (later, St. Paul) who wrote about Jesus.

Fact is that the Church itself - is the product of MAN and by the changes that the Church has gone through, one can see that any interpretation made by man is imperfect.

Pope Francis (I do not know if your side of Religion even believes in the Pope or for that matter-THE VATICAN) has had to make dramatic and drastic changes in the 'ways of the Lord' that one realizes how imperfect "man" is and how ignorant we are in matters of interpretation.

I, for one, have had to tailor my own beliefs to be able to survive the thousand questions that I have been asking myself over so many years.

First, who wrote the Bible? Was it God the Father? 

Writing is an art, a science. I'm grateful first to God and secondly to history that the art of writing was learned by humanity. Humanity I say, because up to now, supposed ancestors of evolutionists like apes are still unable to write or record their history. Apparently, the ancestors of Charles Darwin and Richard Dawkins have no purpose of existence and saw no need of recording their history. Writing or recording history has for its purpose of educating succeeding generations, but we see none such for people as ancestors of “evolved animals.” 

Whenever I argue, I use God’s words for they are what are true. It is His nature that God does not lie. Here is what He had inspired to be written in Psalms -


PSALMS 102:18 
This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

The accumulated knowledge and technology that humanity has developed in our times were not at that level 5,000 years ago. Excluding those that were written and recorded at the instance of man, all sacred writings that the Almighty God had caused to be written are profitable for instruction for all generations to come.


II TIMOTHY 3:15-17 
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

So there is a man of God expected to be perfect after having been instructed in righteousness. The source is inspired Scripture and the way is through having faith in Christ Jesus. 

At this juncture we have to especially guard our thinking on writings and records made only by men. Often times they are not truthful, not sincere, and under-written or cut short - especially when the writer is influenced by an inequitable power. What do I mean? 

There are instances when truth is hidden because of pride - personal and national. Take for example the history of the Egyptian empire. Egyptologists - countless of them - have not discovered up to now records in Egypt that reveal the history of the empire recorded in the book of Exodus. We may conclude that it was intentionally not recorded by historians in Egypt who were apparently under the power of the Pharaoh. It maybe because of personal and national pride that the pharaohs prohibited the writing of such events humiliating the Pharaoh and his kingdom before the power of the God of their slaves - the Israelites. 

Even the name of Moses, given by the Pharaoh's daughter that is undoubtedly Egyptian was not found in the history of the Egyptian empire. Historians of today try to correct the lapse when they trace the identity of the Exodus Pharaoh who may have succeeded in repressing records. In “17 Reasons why Thutmoses III is the Exodus Pharaoh,” Moses name was explained as follows.


"Moses" derives his name from Thutmoses I and the "Thutmoses" dynasty of kings. Thutmoses I was the father of Hatshepsut who named Moses. This is obviously where Moses got his name, not from the 19th dynasty era of Rameses II. Because archeologists generally dismiss the exodus as a Bible myth, they actually chose any variant of the correct, "Thutmoses" that breaks any connection with "Moses". These variant spellings include: Tuthmosis, Thuthmose, Thutmose. 

Remember that the name "Thutmoses" was written in hieroglyphics (pictures), but the name Moses is written in Hebrew and Greek. (http://www.bible.ca/archeology/bible-archeology-exodus-date-1440bc.htm)

The text explained that Moses' name was spelled in English and that he got his name from the Hatshepsut, the daughter of Thutmoses I. The18th dynasty pharaohs are therefore "Thutmoses.” The Thutmoses are a dynasty of kings of Egypt!


EXODUS 2:10 
And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

HEBREWS 11:24 
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

But I have to thank God and history that there was an ancient record which was accidentally found written not by an Egyptian historian but a common man that reveals a hint of the truth and the authenticity of the record in the book of Exodus. Here’s an excerpt -


IPUWER PAPYRUS

The "Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All" is an ancient Egyptian poem preserved in a single papyrus, Leiden Papyrus I 344, which is housed in the National Archeological Museum in Leiden, Netherlands.

The sole surviving manuscript dates to the later 13th century BCE. The dating of the original composition of the poem is disputed, but several scholars, have suggested a date between the late 12th dynasty and the Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1850 BCE - 1600 BCE).

The theme of this work has previously been taken either as a lament inspired by the supposed chaos of the Second Intermediate Period, or as historical fiction depicting the fall of the Old Kingdom several centuries earlier, or possibly a combination of these. (http://www.pearlmancta.com/ipuwerpapyrus.htm)

Here’s another source that collaborates this account.


The papyrus describes violent upheavals in Egypt, starvation, drought, escape of slaves (with the wealth of the Egyptians), and death throughout the land. The papyrus was written by an Egyptian named Ipuwer and appears to be an eyewitness account of the effects of the Exodus plagues from the perspective of an average Egyptian. Excerpts from the papyrus parallels with those in the Book of Exodus. (http://ohr.edu/838)

Recorded history made by man can sometimes be lacking history or simply making tectonic of the inconsequential. In the Assyrian history there was no mention of King Sargon while the Bible mentions him.


ISAIAH 20:1 
In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;

For so long a time, historians attacked the authenticity of the Bible because of this King Sargon information that is not found in the history of the Assyrian empire. This was supposedly an evidence for their claim that what were written in the Bible areinvented. But a recent find was the 4000-year-old copper bust of Sargon the Great, the Akkadian king being housed at the Museum of Iraq. 

Note: Museum-SecurityDotOrg now claims that one of the artifacts missing as an aftermath of the Iraq war is the 4000-year-old copper bust of Sargon the Great, the Akkadian king. The report said –


More than 170,000 priceless artefacts, including a 4000-year-old copper bust of Sargon the Great, the Akkadian king, examples of humankind's first writings and other treasures from the Uruk, Sumerian and Babylonian civilisations, are thought to be missing.

Liam McDougall, an Arts Correspondent, wrote the report titled, “UK database to track stolen art treasures. World's second largest criminal industry targeted.” http://www.museum-security.org/03/057.html). 

Anyway, let’s consider this account on Bible history -


SARGON, KING OF ASSYRIA 
Isaiah the prophet, in one of God’s prophecies regarding a judgment against the nations of Egypt and Ethiopia, mentions an Assyrian king by the name of Sargon.

This posed a problem to archaeologists back in the earliest days of their field of study, because an obelisk stone with the names of all the Assyrian kings that had ruled that empire was uncovered which made no mention of Sargon. On its discovery the university of Chicago made a bold statement that they had found a glaring contradiction in the Bible. They assumed the Scripture was in error since Sargon’s name wasn’t found engraved on this stone.

But a funny thing occurred; you could say it was God’s little joke on men of science. Eventually they found the royal palace of Sargon, and a majestic one it was at that. How come they knew it was Sargon’s palace? Well, because the bricks lining the palace walls were engraved with his name.

Not only was his name found, but his capture of the city of Ashdod as mentioned in Isaiah 20, was engraved on the palace walls as well. And not only that, but digs from the city of Ashdod itself later turned up fragments from a monument which recorded this victory.

One of the inscriptions read “Sargon, king of Assyria, who conquered Samaria and the entire region of Israel, he who made captives of Ashdod.” (ANET 284) (http://.www.biblehistory.net/newsletter/sargon/htm)

Before the Bible was written, men have learned the art and the science of writing, most ancient of which were the Phoenicians, Sumerians, and Egyptians. Moses, because he was reared in Egypt by the Pharaoh's daughter, was taught in all the wisdom in Egypt.


ACTS 7:22 (KJV) 
And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

Moses knew the Egyptian way of writing and the Hebrew way also.Here’s a comparison of alphabets from Biblical Archeology Society Library (http://members.bib-arch.org/publication)

Notice that the Egyptian hieroglyphic is more pictorial than that of the Hebrew. 




Moses at Mount Sinai witnessed how the spirit of God through fire wrote the Ten Commandments on two tablets of stone.


EXODUS 31:18 
And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

DEUTERONOMY 4:13 
And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.

Such commandments that were later called the Law of Moses became an integral part of what is now known as the Book of Exodus in the Bible. Historically speaking, it was God Himself who first wrote a part of the Bible and later instructed Moses to write the statutes and judgments that would be incorporated on the two tablets of stone recorded in the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.


DEUTERONOMY 31:24-26 
24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, 
25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying, 
26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

The word Bible in English came from the word "biblion" or "biblos" in Greek, which means book. What is wonderful in the Bible is that it is not just a record of the past but also a record of information that humanity must know - of things and events that are yet to happen in the future. This is for the proper guidance and warning of those who fear and believe. In the Bible these are called prophecies.


ISAIAH 46:9-10
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

JOHN 13:19 
Now I tell you before it come, that when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

The ability to foretell the future belongs only to the Creator who is able to see the future. The prophecies in the Bible are precisely exact. This one is noteworthy: Hundreds of years before it would happen, the war that destroyed the Holy City of Jerusalem was prophesied by Daniel and Jeremiah.


DANIEL 9:2 
In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

JEREMIAH 4: 11-13, 19 
11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse, 
12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them. 
13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled. 
19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace , because thou hast heard , O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

MATTHEW 24:15 
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

It is recorded in the Roman history that General Titus destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D. And this was commemorated in the Arch of Titus in Rome. 




This is part of tangible evidences proving the exact fulfillment of the prophecies of Daniel, Jeremiah and the Lord Jesus Christ about the destruction of the holy city of Jerusalem and the temple called by Christ as the "Holy Place." 

Almost 3,000 years ago the prophet Daniel wrote in prophecy what would actually happen in our present time: the advent of technology and advancement in science, the existence of airplanes, and space aircraft were foretold by the Bible.


DANIEL 12:4 
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

ISAIAH 40:31 
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

With this concept the Bible is truly as unparalleled as a book - unequalled! There is no other book on earth that precisely foretells what is going to happen hundreds and thousands of years before they happen.


MATTHEW 24:3-8 
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

We have seen that the God Almighty has written some of what are written in the Bible - especially his injunctions - but coupled with this declaration of his love for his people. His prophecies have been seen to be fulfilled, are being fulfilled, and yet to be fulfilled as told by the Prophets. Scribes continued on to write of events that became history. 

But why did not Jesus write in the Bible? Did Jesus never write anything? 

We will deal with this in the next post. 

Stick around for more.

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