Bible Believers' Newsletter #325
"We focus on the present Truth -- what Jesus is doing now . . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible. . . Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Rumsfeld and Myers approved Torture Program, Bush informed
The abuses at Abu Ghraib were exposed on January 13th, when Joseph Darby, a young military policeman assigned to Abu Ghraib, reported the wrongdoing to the Army's Criminal Investigations Division. He also turned over a CD full of photographs. Within three days, a report made its way to Donald Rumsfeld, who informed President Bush.
Full story: globalfire.tv globalfire.tv
After 60 Years and Many More Billions!
To: The Simon Wiesenthal Center Library & Archive
Sent: 05/11/04 09:11AM
Subject: List of names?
Dear Simon Wiesenthal Center,
I was looking for the online database of the 6 million names of people who died at the Nazi death camps. I figured that there has to be such a site in today's information age and with the careful documenting of such things. I was wondering if you could give me this link?
From: "Library Mailbox" <email@example.com>
Date: 2004/05/11 Tue PM 08:06:02 GMT
Subject: Re: List of names?
Thank you for your email inquiry. As of this writing, there is no database of 6 million names. Yad Vashem is planning to release approximately one million names on a database sometime this year and has plans to include several million more in the future. Please go to: www.yadvashem.org.il for details.
Very truly yours,
The Simon Wiesenthal Center Library & Archives
Comment: A fool and his money are soon parted. The auditors are still "out to lunch."
Jewish Killers massacre 66 Million in Soviet Gulag
Commenting on "Together For Two Hundred Years," the suppressed book of Nobel Prize-winning historian and writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Texe Marrs asks,
Isn't it also time we demand construction of a Christian Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., to be erected next door to the existing taxpayer-funded Jewish Holocaust Museum? Or is only the suffering of Jews worthy of being memorialized? What about the pain and suffering endured by so many other ethnic and religious groups, including that of Russian and Eastern European Christians during the Jewish Bolshevik era? Don't these tens of millions of Gentiles killed and tortured deserve to be remembered as well? Full story: texemarrs.com
Comment: How about building a Holocaust Museum for Palestinians being murdered by the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic self-styled "Jews" as you read these words? And locating it right next door to the holocaust museum of their killers?
Six Israeli Soldiers Killed in Fierce Gaza Battles?
According to Jewish Newspapers (May 11, 2004) -- In one of the fiercest battles in Gaza for months, Palestinian militants blew up an Israeli armoured vehicle today and said they killed at least six soldiers, while troops shot dead five Palestinians and wounded 88. For more than 12 hours, explosions and machine gun fire from tanks and helicopters were heard across Gaza City, and white smoke rose into the air.
But the photographic evidence shows: The six dead IDF Jews had an accident with explosives they were rigging to demolish Palestinian homes. . . Israel is using this accident as justification for the slaughter of hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza City. Full story: home.att.net
For the past 3 years, the United States Government has defined what your truth is:
This comprehensive coverage of the 9/11 coup was not shown on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, or FOX. Full story: 911uncovered.com also EricHufschmid.net and prisonplanet.tv
Jewish Supremacists Decimate Palestinians' Homes
During the past three and half years close to 3,000 homes have been destroyed by Israeli forces - in the Gaza Strip ALONE. Most of these are homes of refugees. The strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world (it covers an area of 360 sq.km. and is home to some 1.3 million Palestinians. Palestinians are barred from more than a third of the land in the Gaza Strip, which is used exclusively by some 6,000 illegal Israeli settlers).
The destruction in the Rafah refugee camp has been strategic and progressive, targeting row after row of houses - contrary to claims by the Israeli authorities that only houses used by Palestinians to shoot at Israelis are demolished. . . According to medical personnel at the Abu Yousef al Najar Hospital, thirteen corpses have been received, four of which were the bodies of children. . . Full story: palestinemonitor.org palestinemonitor.org
Joe Vialls Banned by Yahoo!
Being barred by Rumor Mill News for "The Impossible Beheading of Nicholas Berg" is trivial, by comparison with fraudulent excommunication at the hands of this US multinational juggernaut! Full story: joevialls.altermedia.info
Berg decapitation Video was filmed inside the Abu Ghraib Prison
Los Angeles (ACN) May 16, 2004 -- There is now ample evidence that the video showing the decapitation of 26 year old Nicholas Berg of Philadelphia by purported Al Queda members is a complete fraud. The real Nick Berg may or may not be dead, but the heavily edited video is nothing but a fake. Full story: aztlan.net
Comment: Real video evidence shows the genocide of white farmers in South Africa today!
Full story: stopboergenocide.com
Planning for World War III
The US Air Force has dedicated the 70,000 sq.ft. Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs which has 200 computer stations to manage traffic, a blast-hardened safe room where human remains are scanned for embedded and unexploded ordnance, rack storage for 380 caskets and 24 autopsy and embalming stations. (Airforce Times, November 10, 2003). And,
March 11, 2004 (AP) -- Tulane University in New Orleans has been selling donated human cadavers in excess of their needs to the US Army for destructive testing of footwear against land mines.
Sodom & Gomorrah - also known as USA
Cambridge Mass. -- In the days leading to Monday's deadline for same-sex weddings to begin, opponents looked to the federal courts for help in overturning the ruling. On Friday, the US Supreme Court declined to intervene . . . making the United States one of at least four countries where homosexuals can legally wed. Full story: msnbc.msn.com
Comment: Will people begin lobbying to make bestiality legal, and legally rid America of statutory rape? Will the US military legalise homosexuality in Iraq? Photographic evidence proves they are already performing such acts on innocent unwilling Iraqi prisoners.
The New 'American Way'
9/11 was an inside job covered up by elected politicians and media we read every day.
The anthrax attacks came from our own government, but no one was prosecuted.
The Patriot Act was a clearly provable act of treason in which virtually all of our Congress participated.
Afghanistan was target practice on hapless nomads to reestablish the drug trade that is run by the CIA.
And Iraq. Poor Iraq. The American presence in Iraq is what? What do you want to call it?
A deliberate attempt to show the world what will happen to it if it opposes American financial totalitarianism? Your residents will be shot down in cold blood. Those who survive will be stripped naked and raped if they're female, humiliated if they're male. Ghoulish American soldiers will trifle with the corpses of your relatives and make photographs to send home to their friends to prove they're insane.
America robbed Iraq of everything it had, its riches, its dignity, its health, its future. This is the real message America is sending to the world. If the rest of the world doesn't stop America in its tracks, right now, the world has no future. Or, the future it has will be the rubble of the Gaza strip and the makeshift cemeteries of Fallujah. Full story: rudemacedon.ca
The Book of Esther
It appears beyond doubt that the Hebrew Masoretic Text (MT) - the text upon which the King James Version is based - is a counterfeit. This opinion was voiced by scholars soon after publication of the MT back in the 15th century AD. The Masoretes were unregenerate Jews working entirely in the Christian era; thus, they could not possibly have enjoyed covenantal relationship with the Eternal under either the Old Covenant (if they had been Hebrews descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, which they were not), or under the New.
The impetus for creation of the MT appears to have been the desire of the Masoretes to revive the Hebrew language, which for all purposes died with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70. The Masoretes appear to have worked at the creation of the MT between roughly AD500 and AD1427, when it first was published.
It is debatable whether the MT was derived directly from the paleo-Hebrew text or from the Septuagint; inasmuch as the MT is entirely a product of the Christian era, it is entirely possible that the MT was translated from the Greek of the Septuagint. There are no known extant paleo-Hebrew manuscripts, so this question appears impossible to resolve. In any case, scholars have established that the language of the MT - that is, Masoretic Hebrew - is a complex language which is distinct from paleo-Hebrew (which is quite simple in comparison); it would be very much an understatement to say that Masoretic Hebrew is as far removed from paleo-Hebrew as is contemporary English from Old English.
Jesus and the apostles authenticated the Septuagint by quoting from it.
Scholars have established that most of the quotations of Old Covenant Scripture by Jesus and the apostles agree with the Septuagint but disagree with the MT. Moreover, comparison of the quotations (for example, comparison of Hebrews 1:6 with Deuteronomy 32:43) reveals that the MT has been selectively edited, particularly in Messianic passages; material has been deleted, and material has been added. Finally, the early Church used and preserved the Septuagint, rather than the paleo-Hebrew text. The MT did not even exist during the apostolic age.
The point of all the foregoing is simply to say that the version of the Book of Esther which is found in the MT should not be considered authentic. The same, of course, applies to any Book of the Old Covenant canon. It is not simply a matter that the Book as it appears in the MT is "missing a few verses"; rather, the Book which appears in the MT is, like EVERY book which appears in the MT, a counterfeit. Like any counterfeit, there is, in large measure, agreement with the genuine. But why should we spend any time whatsoever inspecting a known counterfeit, or attempting to recreate the genuine from the counterfeit, when the genuine is readily available?
So close, it would almost deceive the very elected if that were possible.
There are reports of several new translations of the Septuagint into English which currently are in progress. But for the moment, the only readily-available translation is that of Brenton, which was made in England about a hundred and fifty years ago. Facsimiles of the Brenton edition are readily available.
At ccel.org you will find the Brenton edition on-line in a variety of forms, including facsimile (which is the form you probably want if you have any knowledge of Greek). The site also provides a ASCII text version you can cut and paste into documents.
Scientific Reasoning, or Faith?
Romans 11:33 - 12:2, "O the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His choice of means past finding out!"
Truly, "All things work together for good to those who love the Lord; to them who are the called according to His purpose . . . For who shall bring a charge against God's elect?" (Romans 8:28,33).
God causes redemption to arise from His acts of judgment. After He had cursed the Serpent and the earth's fruitfulness, placed woman under a covenant wherein her free moral agency is limited by the authority of her husband and her children are born in pain, God placed the first couple under the blood of an innocent and acceptable substitute sacrificed in their stead.
The Flood which destroyed a world of sinners brought deliverance to Noah and his family. The plagues that befell the Egyptians brought deliverance to the children of Israel. The Babylonian Captivity brought reformation to Jerusalem; Christ's death brought redemption to God's elect, and the apostasy of the denominations that have not seen Him return "as a thief in the night" has brought the calling-out and rapture of His Bride.
As the peculiar and unpredictable nature of God's ways are past finding out we trust His Word implicitly and we walk by Supernatural faith, not natural sight. God warned Noah He would destroy the world by a great flood, yet to the scientific mind rain was an unknown and absurd concept, but Noah believed God and built His Word into a vessel that saved his family. God has warned us He will rain hundred pound hailstones on our generation, but in measuring His mind against their own today's scientists, unable to explain His means do not believe His Word. He also promised Fire from heaven will destroy all life on earth but scientists whose absolute is their finite knowledge have become "as gods, knowing good and evil" and deny what they cannot understand (Genesis 3:5).
His elect follow the leading of the Holy Spirit through byways, circuitous paths, apparently contrary, even impassable roads, safely to the fulfillment of His Word of promise. "For who has known the mind of the Lord? (Isaiah 55:8-9) or what man has ever been His counselor? Or who has first enriched or given anything to God whereby he could claim a recompense? For all things originate with God and come from Him alone. Everything lives by His power, and everything is for His glory that He may become all in all. To Him be glory forevermore. Amen."
All things serve God's purposes and His perfect will for man's destiny, not merely His own honor. God's glory is revealed in Jesus Christ, and by Him in His children, His inheritance, the elect Church in whom God will be the "all in all" in the new heavens and new earth whereby He will be worshipped in them throughout eternity in the form of His glorified Family.
"Therefore I exhort you by the mercies God has shown to His elect, in that being redeemed, you present the holiness of your (human) bodies (the vessel and symbol of your present life's qualities) in complete resignation and readiness to God as a living sacrifice - the kind He can accept - signifying the renunciation of everything earthly and temporal which is your reasonable service. And not to be conformed to this ("Jewish" pre-messianic and relatively anti-messianic) world (in its perverted course): but be transfigured by the renewing of your mind, (the inward man of the regenerated soul bringing the mortal spirit and outward man of corruptible flesh subject to the Word), that you may test and prove by personal experience what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God".
Without faith, which is the mind of Christ, it is impossible to please God. We cannot presume to 'figure out' God's ways, but since we are born-again the mind of Christ is revealed to us as we have need (John 14:26; 16:13-15). The mind of Christ is God's perfect will inspired by a clear understanding of the present Truth, for God and the soul that is joined together with God is one Spirit, and we align our motives and objectives with His Word (I Corinthians 2:16; 6:17; Ephesians 4:13).
God's will is His Word. His revealed Word rightly placed and applied will produce what it declares. When He began to manifest His Word He created the universe, and prepared earth with its lush verdure for our use. He formed Adam, then He formed and brought the creatures to Adam to name. And each specie could only reproduce after its own spoken Word kind unless scientific minds had bred it into a sterile hybrid. God's pure creative Word is indestructible, immutable and when properly placed must bring forth what was spoken.
God made man in His own image, a soul or Spirit like Himself. Man was cast as an amateur god, or small 'e' elohim, in that he was given free moral agency and dominion over this earth. "And the Lord God took Adam, and put him into the garden of Eden (which was heaven made manifest in material form), to work and to guard it." He instructed Adam in His will and laid out the penalty for disobedience.
Man was to mature in faith through fellowship with God until he 'grew' or changed into the glorified form of his destiny. God's first creation was complete; man had the Word of God by which to live, govern and guard his dominion, and God did not interfere in the management of man's heaven or the sovereign exercise of his free moral agency.
Adam needed a companion so God made Eve as a byproduct from his flesh and bone. Woman is not another creation but a continuation of the same creation. With the exception of woman, Adam and every one of God's creatures was a spoken Word of God. So they could not sin (or unbelieve the revealed Word) because they were God's Word manifest. Only the by-product, woman, was capable of sin.
Lucifer, the sum of wisdom and beauty, was God's right-hand man and His original archangel before Michael who became Jesus Christ. (Note the similarity between the usurpers Lucifer and Cain). Lucifer incarnate the man-like creature called the Serpent to deceive Eve by perverting God's Word, then seduce her. His 'scientific' reasoning caused Eve to fall by just one added word, "surely." And when Adam took her back to himself that one word destroyed the earthly heaven on which God had labored 6,000 years to prepare a paradise where He could dwell throughout eternity in fellowship with the Attributes of His nature and character expressed in the flesh of His glorified Family.
One word of doubt transformed God's Word from Spirit and Life to death and destroyed 6,000 years of creation. After He placed Adam and Eve under the blood of lambs God began a further 6,000 year's work, unconditionally restoring His fallen children into an eternal union with Himself, and their ruined paradise into a new heavens and new earth that will never pass away. However, it was not until the birth of Jesus Christ that He began manifesting Himself in this new creation.
"O the unfathomable depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and undiscoverable His choice of means!" God did not destroy Adam and Eve, end their progeny, or substitute another creation. He saved them and began 6,000 years of longsuffering patience with Adam's race as we labored against sin and strove to survive in fallen and increasingly morbid nature, being tested by the enmity of Cain's race and the spiritual Serpent's seed who reason against God's revealed Word (Genesis 3:15).
The Fall began the struggle between God and Satan, between the Sons of God and the children of disobedience, (physical and spiritual Serpent's seed). God has been incarnating Himself in "whomsoever will" die to their ten worldly senses and become alive to His Word, while Satan has been incarnating himself in those who rebel against God's revelation.
The new world order that rose out of the chaos of the Fall was so evil that God baptized Earth, washing away her past sins and sinners with the Flood, a type of our justification. When Noah and his sons emerged from the ark, God blessed them. He renewed the Adamic covenant, and lightened the burden of a still-cursed earth by permitting man to eat the flesh of every moving thing - clean and unclean - as well as the vegetation initially ordained (Genesis 9:3-4). Now man's dominion over the animals was by fear and dread because the original harmony that existed between man and nature has been taken away by the Fall and its consequences. Now nature is an unwilling servant to its lord as man became the unwilling servant of his Lord, both are to be restrained by effort and subjugated by force as evident in the Law of sin and death (I Timothy 1:9-10) subsequently instituted on mount Sinai.
God began anew from an election within Noah's family, for sin was in the ark in the person of Noah's Serpent seed wife, Naamah, and his unbelieving son, Ham. The election passed through Abraham to Jacob and his thirteen sons from whom Levi was separated as a type of Christ's Bride. But Israel's unbelief in God's Word brought them under the curse of the Law, a harsh schoolteacher under whose tutelage the nation was to receive correction and learn God's ways so that their exemplary lives might shine His Light to draw the Gentiles unto Him that they too may participate in the blessings of obedience.
Sadly, Israel did not live according to God's commandments but intermarried with the physical Serpent's seed, and rather than attract the nations to God by the blessings of their obedience they became an execration and have been expelled from at least 80 godly nations. Making themselves gods and a master race above the Gentiles they manifest the filthy wickedness of their holy book, the Babylonian Talmud, whose horrors manifest in present-day Zionism and in the vicious ungodliness of Israel and the Gentile nations over which they rule today.
Israel rejected God's Promise to Abraham and the patriarchs realized in Jesus Messiah, so He put away His servant in divorce, turning to we Gentiles to call a people for His Name, a Bride. Since Israel was a type of the church which has fallen from grace to apostasy we may learn from her history and recognize the lateness of the present hour, turning to Romans 11 which draws a parallel with the seven Church Ages of Revelation 1-3 as the warnings of David and Isaiah compliment the warnings of Paul and Jesus Christ (II Timothy 3-4; II Thessalonians 2; Revelation 3:17-20).
In the Old Testament the congregation of Israel brought a red heifer without spot or blemish that never wore the yoke and gave her to the high priest to murder as a sin offering and burn inside a pyramid-shaped pyre of wood in a pit outside and in front of the temple, and sprinkle her blood seven times on the ground towards the sanctuary.
The red heifer represented Jesus Christ who was never yoked with sin (Luke 1:35; John 8:34; Hebrews 9:13-15; 10:1-10) but delivered up by all of Israel and murdered in the presence of the high priest, and His Blood sprinkled on the ground towards the sanctuary for a purification from sin for all seven Church Ages. Ephesians 5:25-27, "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word (i.e. the waters of separation made from the ashes of Christ by faith and the baptism with the Holy Ghost), that He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish".
Brother Branham taught the Seven Church Ages were typed by God's dealings with Israel. He said, "From the time God made the promise to Abraham, Genesis 12:3, to the time of Christ being rejected in AD33, by the Jews (Acts 15:14), according to Galatians 3:16 and 17, and according to Usher's Chronology of the Hebrews, the power of God was with the Jews exactly 1954 years. . . God has dealt with us exactly the same amount of time that He dealt with the Jews from the time He gave Abraham the promise until the rejecting of the Messiah in AD33, was 1954 years" (The Seventy Weeks of Daniel, 131:195,198).
God commenced His dealings with the Hebrews when He called Abraham out from among the heathen to journey by faith to an unseen destination and made His covenant of Promise to Abraham and his Seed through Isaac and Jacob. As God called and separated Abraham from his people He called the saints of the original Pentecostal dispensation to separate from Israel and its strange gods, and walk by faith to the unseen Land of a new heavens and new earth.
After Israel's sojourn in Egypt which types the worldliness they forsook, Moses led the children through the wilderness where they were sanctified (Acts 7:37-41). In the Land of Canaan they had to overcome by the Holy Ghost and take possession of their rights, a type of the journey of the Church. When Israel rejected the theocracy, God allowed them His permissive will as chastisement, sending them judges and giving them kings. And when the church rejected the theocracy He allowed them archbishops and popes as chastisement. As the Hebrew religion organized and united with the state, the 'nicolaitanes' organized and united with Rome at the First Nicea Council in the Pergamean Church Age.
After King Solomon the nation divided into two kingdoms under Rehoboam and Jeroboam as the nominal church would split between the Orthodox in the East and Rome in the West. Israel sank into idolatry in the days of Omri and his son Ahab, who married the heathen princess Jezebel, and became a mere puppet in her hands. The first effect of her influence was the immediate establishment of the Phoenician worship on a grand scale in Ahab's court, as Rome would invade the Royal courts of Europe. At her table were no less than 450 prophets of Baal and 400 of Astarte. Under her orders the prophets of God were attacked and put to the sword as Rome would put over 68 million Christian ministers and saints to the sword, and worse. Ahab's reign typed the Dark Ages of the Thyatira Church Age.
God sent Sennacherib to destroy Israel and disperse her people, and Nebuchadnezzar to burn Jerusalem's temple and transport the residents of Judea. After the Captivity He sent reformers like Ezra, Nehemiah and Zerubbabel, and the prophets Haggai and Malachi. The Maccabees also had a zeal, but not according to knowledge, and John Hyrcanus assimilated the Edomites into Judea. Under Edomite kings and priests Judea ended in apostasy which is the mark of the beast. Finally John the Baptist, the Elijah of Malachi 3:1, laid the ax to Jewish denominational traditions, and just before the close of their dispensation God gave a great portion of the Holy Spirit to Israel alone when "Jesus came to His own saying, Go not in the way of the Gentiles, but to the lost sheep of Israel . . ." but His own knew Him not and "there they crucified Him".
God sent mighty men like Luther and Wesley to reform the Roman Catholic system of worship, but like Judea it was rotten to the core. Lastly William Branham, the Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6 laid the ax to all Christian denominational traditions. Crying, "Come out of Babylon, and be filled with the Spirit"!, giving a huge portion of heaven to denominational lost sheep alone by introducing Christ's 'parousia' Coming, for under our Edomite monarchs, popes and presidents we forsook the Tree of Life to make love to the Tree of Knowledge (Daniel 12:3; Romans 11:32).
God spent 6,000 years preparing His paradise in Eden then rested the seventh to watch His spoken Word bring forth. But His enemy sowed the seed of discrepancy, devastating His first creation. Now Satan spent the next 6,000 years bringing the whole world to the eve of destruction through civilization, culture, materialism, communism, humanism. denominational religion, other derivatives of rational thought and dependence on community and man rather than God's Word and Spirit. Satan has made God's Word of no effect by intellectual reasoning as surely as by 'multiculturalism' in Eden he ensured it could not bring forth of its own kind.
God spent the next 6,000 years calling for His elect. In the end of time He has "restored the fullness of the Word spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began . . . and finished the mystery of God" to incarnate an end-time Bride who will not fall, even to physical death, but enter the seventh millennium of unbroken rest (Malachi 4:5-6; Acts 3:21; Revelation 10:7). So when the last member of Christ's Bride is born into the Family of God, the Gentile election will be completed and crowned by the manifestation of the Sons of God, for we are the City of God made without human hands.
Cain built a city in the land of Nod ('wandering in exile') and named it Enoch ('dedication') after his son. This was the first step in the founding of the spiritual world city ("Satan's seat") upon which the carnal can fix their affections as their lasting home (e.g. Jerusalem, Rome or Mecca - Psalm 49:11), instead of seeking the heavenly City and continuing as pilgrims on this earth after the example of Abraham. To make up for his loss of unity in the fellowship of God and Adam's race, Cain created an earthly centre of unity for himself, a civilization without God but which developed polygamy, the nomadic life, musical instruments, metallurgy, engineering, murder and poetry (Genesis 4:16-24). All of this allied with godlessness, violence and luxurious self-indulgence, prepared the world for the consummated corruption which brought down judgment, in the Flood, as it shall soon bring down Fire from heaven. (Already impersonated by the United States - Revelation 13:13).
As Brother Branham explained, "The Tree of Knowledge produced death. Cain killed his brother, Abel. The wicked killed the righteous. It set a pattern. It will keep that pattern until the restoration of all things as spoken by the prophets."
"The Tree of Knowledge produced clever men; men of renown. But their ways are the ways of death. God's people are simple but spiritual minded, leaning toward God and nature, calmly tilling the soil, caring for truth rather than wealth. The seed of the Serpent has brought tremendous commerce, wonderful inventions, but with it all comes death. Their gunpowder and atomic bombs kill in war; and in peace time their mechanical inventions, such as the car, kill even more in a time of peace than do the inventions of war destroy in times of trouble. Death and destruction are the fruits of her labors."
(You will notice that all of these attainments are attributed to the one race who were religious but went out from the Presence of the Lord. A people with no conscience of sin like their father, Cain, who did not repent of murdering his step brother but complained of the severity of his own punishment, or victim hood, a condition vigorously traded today by his 'persecuted' descendants).
"But they are religious. They believe in God. They are like their father, the devil, and their ancestor, Cain. Both of them believed in God. They go to church. They mingle with the righteous as do tares mingle with the wheat. In so doing they corrupt and produce a Nicolaitane religion. They spread their poison in every effort to destroy the seed of God even as Cain killed Abel. There is no fear of God before their eyes."
"But God loses none of His own. He keeps them even in death, and has promised that in the last day He will raise them up" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 107:1-4).
Civilization and science produces death. I was speaking with a neighbor after inspecting an adjoining farm that was up for auction. On both farms the weeds were scientifically poisoned before sowing (along with the natural bacteria in the soil) - my organic farmer friend scarifies his fields and obtains a superior crop.
Brother Branham spoke against hybreeding which is changing God's Word from Spirit and Life to reasoning and death, and the effects of penicillin and antibiotics which while fighting some disease or infection, weaken our immune system, making us susceptible to other more serious infections. Healthy human beings eating fresh, naturally grown food should produce antibodies within themselves capable of coping with disease attacking from without.
Brother Branham said, "Did you know Satan was coequal with God one day? Sure was, all but a creator; he was everything, stood at the right hand of God in the heavens, a great leading cherubim" (Marriage and Divorce, p. 16:104).
Satan was God's confidant who knew all of God's plans but sought to usurp His eternal purpose which was to create Himself into the glorified form of His Family, which is His Attributes expressed through Jesus Christ the author and first-born of this new creation. Without faith Satan perverted his intellectual knowledge of God's plan by his own evil thoughts, severing his relationship with God and losing his measure of co-equality.
Eve was co-equal in nature with Adam sharing free moral agency under God. But when she listened to Satan's reasoning against His Word she cohabited with the Serpent. God ordained that from that point woman was no longer co-equal with man, that her husband should rule over her, and that she must obey him in everything.
Eve's proud aim was to usurp her husband's authority by gaining secret intelligence she could teach him. Scientific knowledge! Her lust after the Tree of Knowledge rather than the Tree of Life brought the Fall (I Timothy 2:11-15). Daniel prophesied that "at the time of the end . . . knowledge shall be increased," and here we are.
Satan said in his heart, "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars (or saints) of God: I will sit on the mount of the congregation (Zion), in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High" (Isaiah 14:13-14).
That's what Satan did in Jerusalem. What Ariel Sharon and his non-Semitic, anti-Semitic tribe want to do, what their church has done in Rome and will yet do on Zion as prophesied by Isaiah and confirmed by Paul and Jesus (II Thessalonians 2:3-3; Revelation 13:8).
By His pure Word God made a perfect Eden. There was no death, no sickness, and all nature worshipped Him by expressing the Life in His Word. But in Satan's Eden of perverted Word, everything worships man (and the outward beauty of women) through science, culture, music, engineering, and hybreeding of plants, animals and human beings, not by faith but through the intellectual reasoning of education and civilization . . . "as it was in the days of Noah".
Masonic spiritual chaos is returning the world to the natural chaos that prevailed before God began to establish order for His garden of Eden. Under this alchemy Satan plans to build his scientific Eden with massive depopulation and a return to serfdom for the few non-elite survivors.
As it was in Eden, men and women are naked and know it not. Churchgoers are spiritually bankrupt, wretched and miserable, naked of the Blood, blind to the faith, and know it not (Revelation 3:14).
Most people have walked over God's Word into judgment and know it not? How like Israel on their journey. God had vindicated Moses with mighty signs and wonders in Egypt, granted them release, opened a path through the Red Sea, fed and preserved them from sickness and their enemies. But the moment a more eloquent but hireling prophet and false teacher arose and encouraged Israel to unite with a related people who worshipped the same God by the "letter" without vindication by the Spirit, they committed fornication.
Israel was a type of the Church. Just before the consummation of the world God sent us the greatest prophet since Enoch, and vindicated by the same signs that identified God in Christ so that he discerned the thoughts and intents of people's hearts "as it was in the days of Lot," raised the dead, restored sight to the blind, cast out demons, and "finished the mystery of God." Yet the minute some apostate self-styled "Jew" comes peddling a computer Bible code that is a proven fraud, men desert THUS SAITH THE LORD to buy his magic 'science,' or rush to fellowship with a bunch of Trinitarians whose religion has NEVER received a prophet, and who reject the Word for reasoning. God hides in simplicity as He hid behind Abel, John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. This simplicity unrecognized by the wise and prudent in those days, is now unrecognized by their children "in the days of the Voice of the seventh angel".
Balaam and Moses were both vindicated prophets, but only one of them taught according to the Word. Compare the teachings of your denominational friends with the Word for this hour and the ministry of God's vindicated Prophet, William Branham, if you wish to know whether you share the nature of Cain or Abel. Restore your soul and bring it to maturity in the faith and by God's transforming power into the image of God Who is Jesus Christ. nl325
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in other countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.