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People say “what’s in a name?” to imply that name does not matter. Also, William Shakespeare (Wikipedia) has his own version “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet“, which “is a popular reference to his play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet seems to argue that it does not matter that Romeo is from her family’s rival house of Montague, that is, that he is named “Montague”. The reference is often used to imply that the names of things do not affect what they really are. This formulation is, however, a paraphrase of Shakespeare’s actual language. Juliet compares Romeo to a rose saying that if he were not named Romeo he would still be handsome and be Juliet’s love. This states that if he were not Romeo, then he would not be a Montague and she would be able to get married with no problem at all.”
How about if dragon fruit flower is named rose? Will name not matters? Good, if the dragon fruit flower smell as sweet as rose, assuming that rose is still smelling sweet. Also, why is there ‘blasphemous name‘ in Revelation 13:1, if name does not really matter?
Simply put therefore, there are at least two (2) kinds of believers, to wit; 1) believers of Juliet or in a ‘rose’ or Shakespearean doctrine and 2) believers of the words in the Book of Revelation. (more…)
There are different views on the two beasts in Revelation 13. But none of them points to Emperor Constantine I and his political-religious empire and Jesus Christ and Christianity, which are, in reality, being referred in the verses.
Objectively, the identity of the two beasts was ascertained through review of history and connecting it to the verses. For example, Revelation 13:1-2 (KJV) gives us the clue on the first beast. The verses state:
13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Verse 1 describes the rising up of the first beast out of the sea, which is a figurative description of the origin of the first beast. This is better understood, if co-related to the description of the second beast in Revelation 13:11, where it is described to “come up out of the earth“. Obviously, sea is liquid or unsolidified or not stable. In contrast, earth or land is solid or firm. These two describe the condition of the predecessor empire, where the first and second beast emanated, respectively. Notice that the description of the predecessor of the first beast (more…)
Based on historical facts, no Jesus name ever existed, when the messiah was here in earth. Hence, despite it is written in the bible and strong delusions of professing biblical scholars, the rejection of Jesus Christ name as the only way to the Father is justified, because, spiritually, the Jesus Christ entity is virtually impossible to have existed, when the messiah was here on earth. What is then the name of the right way to the eternal Father? The applicable verses in this case is John 14:6-7, stating that:
6 Yahushua (
Jesus) said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.[a] From now on you do know him and have seen him.”(John 14:6-7, ESV Revised)
in relation to Zechariah 6:11-12, stating that:
11Then take some silver and gold to make a crown and set it on the head of Yahushua (
Joshua) son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 12 Then say to him, ‘The Lord who rules over all says, “Look – here is the man whose name is Branch, who will sprout up from his place and build the temple of the Lord.(Zechariah 6:11-12, NET bible Revised)
Before discussing the “The Only Way to the Father“, let’s review the “What’s in a Jewish or Greek-Roman Name” sub-article, which is the first sequel of the (more…)
If asked to point any of the following as his church, namely; A) Roman Catholicism B) Christianity C) Orthodox Church D) Islam E) Judaism F) Iglesia ni Cristo, what will be the answer of the returning messiah? Of course, he is compelled to manifest or answer ‘none of the above’, even if, there is no such choice, as an answer.
It is because, those claiming to be the ‘Church’ are merely ‘rock‘, upon which the returning messiah will set up his own church. You see, it is not easy to establish a church, especially during the time, when the messiah was no longer with the apostles and his followers, because human nature, especially in gentiles and pagans, really makes it hard for the laws of the Father to be instilled in their hearts and minds, as what happened to Israelites.
Related to the issue, readers have to be aware of what’s happening today. As of date of writing, January 23, 2018 , magnitude 7.9 earthquake is noted in 280 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska, magnitude 6.00 earthquake noted in 49 km S of Binuangeun, Indonesia, Mayon Volcano in Albay, Philippines is erupting, including the other eight volcanoes, namely, Fuego volcano in Guatemala, Karymsky in Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, Dukono in Halmahera, Turrialba in Costa Rica, Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia, Sabancaya in Peru, Kadovar in Papua New Guinea and Sakurajima in Japan. So far, one death was noted in Japan. The earthquake in Alaska is also coupled with (more…)
Byzantine Emperor Constantine the Great is nicely featured by some writers as the first Emperor, who was Christianized and the one who stopped Christian persecution, which was brutally done by his predecessor Roman Emperor Diocletian. However, if Daniel 7 is thoroughly reviewed by relating it to history, it will show that he was actually the little horn prophesied in Daniel 7:8.
In Daniel 7:6, the third beast, which looks like a leopard, is described as having four wings and four heads, which was given authority to rule. It states:
6 “After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.
This part of the prophecy squarely refers to what (more…)
If Sabbath law is taken into account, who is the real author of Catholicism in particular and the present Christianity in general? Many will say that Jesus Christ is the moving force behind or the author. Could it really be true? With all due respect to Catholics and Christians, this can not be true, at all, because there was no Jesus name that ever existed when the messiah was here on earth. That being so, even if everybody would shout that the force behind these belief systems is him, it would simply fail because Jesus Christ is a fictitious entity who was just created by the bible.
Who is Jesus Christ by the way?
All those defending the name Jesus justify the name to have originated from Yeshua, which is an Aramaic name. However, assuming that said name is in Hebrew, which others claim to be, the theory of those defending the name to have originated from Aramaic or Hebrew does not deserve any merit because in so far as name is concerned, what applies is transliteration and not translation, when converting it from one language to another.
Transliteration is defined as follows:
“Systematic transliteration is a mapping from one system of writing into another, typically grapheme to grapheme. Most transliteration systems are one-to-one, so a reader who knows the system can (more…)
Assuming that Jesus Christ is not a fictitious person that was just created by the Christian bible, even his knees will bow to ‘Yahushua’ upon hearing his name. This proposition is based on Philippians 2:10-11, which psychologically caused political uproar of the Roman Empire, when it was in power, thus, the empire changed the name of the Son into Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous) in Greek. It was changed in order to alleviate the fear of kneeling down upon hearing his name.
Notice also that the name of the Father in the old testament was changed when the Hebrew scripture was translated to Koine Greek, which finally resulted to English Lord as noted in Isaiah 42:8. Although, there were various translations from Hebrew to Greek, Septuagint translation prevailed and, based on prevailing history, became the basis of early writers in compiling the old testament in Greek. (more…)
Firmly and faithfully believing in the name Jesus as ‘The Christ’ is a sure way to hell. This proposition is based on the fact that the Greek name Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous), which is pronounced as ‘Yah-Zeus’ and origin of English name Jesus, was merely created by ancient Greek writers in 321 AD, when Emperor Constantine of the Roman Empire decreed the formation of Christianity.
Notably, under Emperor Constantine, Christianity was formed based on the combination of Hebrew and pagans’ belief that also combined the name of their respective God-YHWH and Zeus, which was adopted as the name of the messiah.
In their report, the The Nazarean Way Internet Ministry and The Essene-Nazarean Church of Mount Carmel in Missouri found out that the intention of adopting the Greek name Iēsous, as the name of Christ, was to peacefully unite the YHWH and Zeus believers. This is quoted as follows:
In other words, no matter the language spoken – Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, Greek, et. al. – “He is always called by the name ‘Iēsous,’” pronounced YaH-Zeus; He was never called the common Jewish names “Joshua,” “Yeshua,” or “Yehoshua.” His name is “Iēsous” and it identifies the members of just one Royal Family prominent in Jewish history.