He has already paid the price on the cruel tree on Golgotha, not only to save us but also to “redeem us from all lawlessness”, Titus Greek text. The people of Yahúweh are forbidden to participate in these things which are the customs of the Gentiles. He is “the Father of lights, with Whom there is no variation or shadow of turning, ” James 1: 17. Elagabalus, Nero, Diocletian and Aurelian were each involved in Sun-worship, especially Elagabalus and Aurelian.
However any contributions received, will be used exclusively for the reprinting of further copies and distribution thereof. Being secretly enticed by the sun or the moon, or any homage paid to them, is an iniquity and a denial of Elohim—Job 28. 8:3-16 we see the most alarming description of how idolatrous worship is fused with True Worship, especially in verses 14-16 where Sun-worship has been brought into the House of Yahúweh. 14 is just one form of Sun-worship, Tammuz being the incarnate Sun, the young rising Sun as a deity.2 In verse 16 the prophet was also shown the twenty-five men worshipping the Sun towards the East, and that is exactly what started happening in post-apostolic Christianity. The civil laws of the Scriptures are not being applied today, but Yahúweh has not changed and will still mete out the just penalty. Likewise, Constantine’s family had been Sun-deity worshippers, and so was Constantine himself.
This fact soon becomes very obvious to anyone who starts reading on the subject. Simply by responding to His call “to be Separate” from the sins of the world. 12 Some have called these documents the “Edict of Milan”.
This is revealed to us in the book of Revelation by our Saviour, in Rev. The second table is the basis of our love towards our neighbour, our fellow-man (Matt. At the end of this article we shall study Revelation chapters 12 to 22 in full detail, wherein we shall discover numerous facts that witness to this, proving that we too have been “given up to worship the host of heaven”. 233, states, “Constantine combined veneration for the ‘Unconquered Sun my companion’ with that of Christ.” This frank and honest statement is confirmed by the three other authoritative sources. importance thus given to the worship of the material sun, which henceforth forms the centre of adoration in all non-Christian religions . Even the Christians could not long hold out against the flood, and the marks of the compromise to which the Catholic Church came in the matter may perhaps be seen in the coincidence of the Lord’s Day with Sunday and the Church’s adoption of the 25th day of December, the birthday of the Unconquered Sun-god, as the anniversary of the birth of Christ. However, his objection was ignored and they continued with this in the basilica up to the year 1300, as we shall see later. The Law cannot forgive and save us, but the purpose of the Law is to tell us what sin is – 1 John 3:4, Exod. Let us get complete clarity on the attempts made to justify these adoptions, this “canonization”, this “Christianization” or ”sanctification” of heathen customs, deities or festivals. Because the Sun was god, the Lord par excellence, Sunday came to be called the Lord’s day, as later was done by Christianity.” Our Saviour was called “Lord” and the Sun-deity was also called “Lord” (Kurios), the “Lord par excellence”.
12:1—the woman (the Church), “clothed with the sun . We have not allowed the Mediator, Yahushúa, to mediate His Father’s Law into our hearts and in our minds, especially not the first four Commandments or Words, the religious law, the love towards Yahúweh. One of the most knowledgeable scholars in this field, Franz Cumont, candidly states on p. It is certainly by no accident that the emperors whose reigns immediately preceded the establishment of Christianity all turned towards the worship of the Sun-god who was looked upon as the peculiar divinity of the family to which Constantine belonged.” Pagan worship is forbidden to the people of the Almighty, even if mixed with True Worship. Another voice in the wilderness was crying out against this practice, that of Eusebius of Alexandria, who wrote, “and not only Sun-worshippers and heretics do this, but also Christians, departing from the faith, mingle with heretics.” These important facts are all well documented in Dr. The Scriptures are very clear on this: These things cannot be “sanctified” – only repentant sinners, humans, can! So, the name-titles being easy to unite, it made it easier to identify our Saviour’s “day” with the day of the Sun-deity!
10:8 and 16-17 Daniel further recorded the sickening effect these revelations had upon him, “I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless . Our Elohim was verily fulfilling His promise of Eze. Secondly, a thorough study of the New Testament, together with a knowledge of how the Pharisees had brought in added burdens in Sabbath-observance, will clarify any argument. These traditional laws are still upheld by the Jews today and are commonly known to them as the “oral law”. When it eventually became available to them, because of the Reformation and the invention of the printing press, the supreme authority of the Scriptures was contested.
he said he “fainted and was sick for days.” In Dan. The Spirit was truly declaring to us our transgression and our sin (Micah 3:8). When the time of His trial had come, they were no longer attempting to raise this accusation against Him, which had been proven false by Him. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” During the many centuries of the Dark Middle Ages the ordinary people had no access to the Scriptures.
PREFACE Ever since the Reformation began at the beginning of the 16th century, there have been steps taken, in response to directions from the Mighty One, to restore “the Faith which was once for all delivered to the saints,” Jude verse 3 RAV. However, this criticism can be refuted on the very Scriptural example of the Almighty even speaking through an ass (Numbers ), and even using stones (archaeology), as Messiah has predicted in Luke . When Christianity came to Rome a struggle between Sun-worship and Christianity ensued, for by then the Sun-deity had taken over from the older pantheon of Rome.
This book, which you are now reading, is the Final Reformation, “the restitution of all things,” Acts KJV. ), will be found to be standing in the “Holy Place”. ) and all the things “what will be in the latter days” (Dan. It is well known that the Church, from the 4th century onwards, had accepted many pagan festivals, images, idol’s names etc., into the Church, with the apology that these things of idolatry have been “sanctified”. This struggle eventually ended when Constantine fused Christianity and Sun- worship.
We do not profess that further Light will not come, for indeed, our Savior will complete that which He has now started, “He will thoroughly purge His threshing-floor … 17:5, of which much is said in the final eleven chapters of the book of Revelation. In fulfilment of Messiah’s promise in Luke , it unseals the important things that were revealed to Daniel in visions and dreams. 12:4, “But you Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end.” This command to Daniel was repeated to him in Dan. This sealing of the book was only up to the time of the end-time, “until the time of the end; many shall push forth, and knowledge shall increase,” Dan. The German, Dutch and Afrikaans translations have preferred the figurative meaning of the Hebrew (push forth), namely: “do research”, and it fits in perfectly with the context of this verse The revelation of the “Abomination of Desolation” (Dan. Therefore, much of the frank idolatrous origin of these things became suppressed, ignored, or explained away. Even before Constantine fused these two religions, Christianity had already been joined by unconverted pagans and the half-Christian Gnostic sects were thriving.
He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire,” Matt. This book serves to unveil the Great Apostasy (as Bible translators like to call it) as is described in 2 Thess. It reveals to us the “Mystery of Lawlessness” of 2 Thess. It unmasks the “Abomination of Desolation”, which our Messiah said (in Matt. However, honest historians and archaeologists recorded these facts for us, for they were unbiased and merely related their findings. These Gnostic sects were, in a variety of forms, an admixture of Christianity, Neoplatonic philosophy, Sun-worship and the worship of some of the older idols.
The Spirit of Truth was indeed guiding us into all Truth (John 16: 13), convicting us of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:8). We cannot over-emphasise Yahushua’s statement, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth,” Matt. First of all, the Pharisees’ accusations did not hold against Yahushua’s authoritative replies. 89, says, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday.
That is exactly how we too felt when the Abomination of Desolation, the Great Apostasy, the Mystery of Lawlessness, and Mystery Babylon were unveiled to us! Whoever therefore breaks one of these Commandments the least, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches [them], he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” This word “fill” in v.17 (Greek like others, suggests: complete, confirm, meeting the full requirements, corroborate, establish, totalise or even: fully preach (the best rendering for Col. Others have suggested: execute, or live up to, or comply with, as the best rendering, especially in Matt. In Luke Yahushua confirms the permanent validity of the Law: “And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the Law to fail.” Dare we appeal to any other human authority in an attempt to evade Commandment-keeping, including the Fourth – the Sabbath? He is the only Head (authority) of His Body, the congregation or assembly. What about the many allegations made through the centuries that Yahushua annulled the Sabbath?
Although they are still found in Christianity, they are not found in the Scriptures, Old Testament or New Testament. E.), who worked with Constantine, admits the Church’s decision to change from Sabbath to Sunday, “All things whatsoever that it was duty to do on the Sabbath, these we have transferred to the Lord’s day.” (Eusebius, vol.