Bible Believers' Newsletter 668
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
This week we continue our teaching on The Mark of the Beast from the Garden of Eden to the present day.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
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Obama to hand Commerce Dept. Authority over Cybersecurity ID
January 8, 2011 White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt told the website it is "the absolute perfect spot in the US government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet.
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is currently being drafted by the Obama administration and will be released by the president in a few months. . . Schmidt stresses that anonymity will remain on the Internet, saying there's no chance that "a centralized database will emerge. . ." Full story: cnet.com
Comment: As Obama begins re-focusing his forces from fighting America's foreign enemies, to those opposed to him in his own country, it is important to remember the warning about the impending Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act given by the former CIA official, Philip Giraldi, who had previously warned of the Bush-Cheney plan to attack Iran with nuclear weapons, and who said:
'The mainstream media has made no effort to inform the public of the Act which was sponsored by Jewish Congresswoman Jane Harman of California and passed in the House by an overwhelming 405 to 6 vote last October 24 and is awaiting approval by the Senate Homeland Security Committee, headed by Jewish Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut. . .
As an example of those American's Obama will be targeting, Giraldi further writes that The Simon Wiesenthal Center, in testifying before the US Congress in support of this new law, swore that an organization called 'Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth' was an example of a homegrown terrorist organization, leading one Russian diplomat in this report to state:
"If 1,200 of America's top architectural and engineering professionals are deemed terrorists simply because they question their governments propaganda then truly no one is safe in the United States anymore".
As another example of how dictatorial the Obama regime has become, and as the Gulf of Mexico oil debacle has now become the worst ecological disaster our World has ever seen, the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, this past week slammed American reporters for 'asking too many questions about BP.' The US police state has become "The land of the slave, and the home of the coward", and Americans have only themselves to blame. Keep watching as authority over the internet and freedom of expression is abdicated to the UN quasi world government.
As it was in the Days of Lot
January 12, 2011 In yet another politically-correct, social progressive sleight-of-hand, the Obama State Department has surreptitiously degenderized parenthood in the United States. The terms "Father" and "Mother" have been removed from US Passport applications and replaced with gender-neutral terminology. . .
"These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child's parents and in recognition of different types of families. . . The words in the old form were mother and father. They are now 'parent one' and 'parent two'." Full story: newswithviews.com
Gentile Sperm leads to Barbaric Offspring
January 12, 2011 Rabbi Dov Lior, a senior authority on Jewish law in the Religious Zionism movement, asserted recently that a Jewish woman should never get pregnant using sperm donated by a non-Jewish maneven if it is the last option available . . . a baby born through such an insemination will have the "negative genetic traits that characterize non-Jews."
"If the father in not Jewish, what character traits could he have? Traits of cruelty, of barbarism! These are not traits that characterize the people of Israel." Lior identified Jews as merciful, shy and charitablequalities that he claimed could be inherited. "A person born to Jewish parents, even if they weren't raised on the Torahthere are things that are passed on (to him) in the blood, it's genetic," he explained. "If the father is a gentile, then the child is deprived of these things."
"Our public has been influenced by a part of the Western culture in which every woman, instead of becoming a mother, needs to get a Masters Degree," he lamented. "The role of womenchild rearingis not less important than an academic degree." Lior noted that there is nothing wrong with attaining a profession, but it should not be a priority.
Full story: ynetnews.com
EU sends out £4.4m Diaries to Schools which list Muslim, Chinese and Hindu Holidays . . . but miss out Christmas and Easter
January 14, 2011 The European Union has sent millions of diaries to schools which list the dates of Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Chinese festivalsbut omit any mention of Christian celebrations. In an extraordinary move, three million 2011 notebooks were printed at a cost of £4.4million to the taxpayer. Full story: dailymail.co.uk
Jesus of the New Testament is YHWH of the Old
Genesis 2:4 – The LORD God – in Hebrew – is YHWH Elohim.
Yahweh is Messiah Jesus in His pre-incarnate state.
LORD, throughout the Old Testament, is YHWH when printed with small capitals.
Genesis 12:4 – "Now the LORD had said to Abram . . ."
John 8:58 – "Jesus said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM".
Exodus 3:14-15 – "And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent Me to you. Moreover, God said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent Me to you".
Yahweh, Jesus, in His pre-incarnate state, is the One speaking to Moses.
This gives added significance to Philippians 2:9-11 – "Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Messiah is Lord, to the glory of God the Father".
Messiah is the translated word. Christ is the transliterated word.
The word Christ appears 577 times in the New Testament. It should be Messiah, the translated word (John 1:41; 4:25). If you want people to say Messiah, they must think Messiah. The word Christ does not have the spiritual impact as Messiah although both words mean "the anointed One".
John 4:25-26 – "The woman said to Him (Jesus), I know that Messiah is coming (who is called Christ). When He comes, He will tell us all things. Jesus said to her, I AM the one speaking to you".
"I AM" is 'ego eimi' in Greek.
'Ego eimi o lalon soi.' "I AM the One speaking to you."
Jesus is saying, "I AM the Messiah," the One you are looking for.
This is the most simple and direct way of translating the Greek.
There is another emphasis that needs to be made:
John 18:4c-8 – "Whom are you seeking? They answered Him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said to them, I AM. [ego eimi. The word "he" is not in the Greek]. And when He had said to them I AM, they drew back and fell to the ground." (The temple officers being on the one hand the instruments of a godless, Satanic plot, but also, on the other, the ministers of an existing order of things and the instruments of Divine Providence, were overcome by the revelation of His Divine Majesty and calm voluntary surrender that confronted the consciousness of their sinfulness (Daniel 10:10; Revelation 1:17). When the Spirit of God said through Brother Branham: "Because you've challenged the Spirit of God, tonight you'll fall over my feet" the maniac at Portland drew his fist back to hit the Prophet and said, "I'll show you whose feet I'll fall over." And when he did, Brother Branham said, "Satan, come out of the man." And he fell and pinned his feet to the floor so that the policeman had to roll him off his feet).
"Then Jesus asked them again, whom are you seeking?"
"And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered: I have told you that I AM."
Jesus is making the direct claim that He is Lord and Redeemer just as God the Father is. Jesus' use of "I AM" indicates that He is Yahweh, that He is God and LORD of history, and that He is the Spiritual Redeemer of Israel, the One whom they had rejected and would crucify.
This emphasizes the seriousness of Jesus having been rejected and crucified by the Judahites. This also emphasizes the harsh reality and finality of Jesus' pronouncements in Matthew 21:43 and Luke 21:22-24:
Matthew 21:43 – "Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation [people] bearing the fruits of it".
Luke 21:22 – "For these are days of vengeance [AD66 to the consummation] that all things (regarding Jerusalem and Israel) which are written (in the Law and the Prophets) may be fulfilled" (Deuteronomy 28; Daniel 9:26-27). Hebrews 1:1-14 also gives credence to Jesus being the YHWH of the Old Testament.
Jesus is YHWH manifest in flesh, the I AM, the Messiah, whose 'parousia' Coming was in 1963, and who is present now. When the 144,000 elect Israelites recognize His 'parousia' Coming to them, "They will see the Son of Man coming in a Cloud with power and great glory" (Luke 21:27).
Comment: If you are worshipping a Trinity, no matter how dearly you love God, you are worshipping God in vain.
The Mark of the Beast Part II
The Holy Bible is God's unchanging Word: it is the LogosHis eternal thoughts expressed as Spirit and eternal Life in a form we can receive by faith (John 6:63). It is the Book of Life which is the natural genealogy of the first Adam that contains the Lamb's Book of Life which is the Spiritual genealogy of the last Adam. I John 5:9-11 says, "He who does not believe God's witness that Jesus is His Son makes Him a liar because he has not believed the record of evidence that He has borne to His Son. And this is the record, that God has granted us eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son." Jesus said in John 5:40, "Yet you will not come to Me, [the KINSMAN Redeemer of the first Adam's race], that you might have Life." Thus the record, God's Word, states plainly and clearly that Life, eternal Life, is in the Son. It is no other place. I John 5:12, "He who has the Son has that Life; and he who does not have the Son of God does not have eternal Life" (Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22; John 14:6).
In Part I of this series we found Lucifer, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Adversary of Michael, who is Christ, the Tree of Life, side by side in the Garden of Eden, and witnessed how anything counter to the Word of God is sin and death. When the righteousness of the Word of God and Life is perverted it brings death. We saw how Satan laid the foundation of His kingdom when he substituted his thoughts for God's Word, and Jesus named him Death (Revelation 6:8). Eve believed everything God had said but when she compromised one Word she brought Death, and anything you believe that is just one word contrary to the mind of God is the kingdom of Satan. One Word disbelieved can cause your name to be struck from the Book of Life (Revelation 22:18-19).
We learned that the mark of the beast is reasoning against the revealed Word of God and that the original beast, a man-like creature called the Serpent, was incarnate by Satan and seduced Eve who bore Satan's vicarious son Cain, who is cursed of God as are his offspring (Genesis 2-5; Ezekiel 28). II Corinthians 11:2-4, "I feel a divine jealousy for you, because I have espoused you to Christ to present you as a chaste virgin to one Husband. But I fear that as the Serpent beguiled Eve through his cunning, so your thoughts may be led away from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. You seem so gullible that if someone comes and preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you accept a different spirit from what you have received, or a different gospel from the one you have accepted, you readily submit to it".
Genesis 3:16, "Cain went out from the Presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, [banishment or wandering], on the east of Eden." The natural types the spiritual, so as the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West, the Light of the Gospel also has traveled from the East to the West, and this accursed race which must make this world its home is the worldly inventor of every important advance in worldly culture, trades and arts. By the seventh generation only Noah is found both Spiritually and genetically pure, for the whole hybrid antediluvian civilization is immersed in music, revelry, science, commerce, luxury, corruption, violence and outward show like the Hollywood illusion in which we dwell (Genesis 6:1-13; Matthew 24:37-51). Genesis 4:25-26, "And again Adam knew his wife and she gave birth to a son, whom she named Seth [meaning 'Compensation']: for "God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, because Cain killed him. And to Seth also a son was born, whom he named Enosh [meaning 'mortal man']: then began men to call upon the Name of the Lord".
Man is a spirit dwelling in a house of flesh and blood, and whose attitude and behaviour is governed by the Spirit of God or the spirit of this world which is presently ruled by Satan. Evil became so great the righteous lineage was reduced to just one family in a global population equivalent to or greater that what we have today, so God allowed mankind to cause the Great Flood by atomic powers, destroying all life outside Noah's Ark. Thus a remnant of Adam's race was preserved, as was a remnant of Cain's race through Noah's wife, Naamah, (meaning 'lovely'), the sister of Tubal-Cain who bore Ham's illegitimate son, Canaan (Genesis 9:18-26).
Noah's renegade son, Ham, revived the antediluvian philosophy and religion on this side of the Flood. "Babel is the original name for Babylon. It means confusion. It was literally started by Cush, the son of Ham, but was brought to a kingdom of power and grandeur under his son, Nimrod, the mighty hunter. Nimrod, according to the Genesis eleven account and also according to profane history, set out to accomplish three things. He wanted to build a strong nation, which he did. He wanted to propagate his own religion, which he did. He wanted to make a name for himself, which he also accomplished. His accomplishments were so monumental that the kingdom of Babylon was called the head of gold amongst all world governments. That his religion gained prominence is proven by the fact that Scripture identifies it with Satan completely in Isaiah Chapter 14 and in Revelation Chapters 17-18. And by history we can prove that it invaded the whole world and is the basis for every system of idolatry, and the theme of mythology, though the names of the gods differ in various sections of the land according to the language of the people. That he made a name for himself and his followers goes without saying, for as long as this present age goes on (until Jesus reveals Himself to His brethren) he will be worshipped and honored, though under a different name from Nimrod, and in a temple slightly different from the one in which he was originally adored . . .
Egypt received her science and mathematics from the Chaldeans and in turn Greece received them from Egypt. Now since the priests were in charge of teaching these sciences, and since these sciences were used as a part of religion, we already know the key as to how the Babylonish religion gained its strength in these two countries. It is also true that whenever a nation was able to overcome another nation, in due time the religion of the subduer became the religion of the subdued. It is well known that the Greeks had the very same signs of the Zodiac as did the Babylonians; and it has been found in the ancient Egyptian records that the Egyptians gave the Greeks their knowledge of polytheism. Thus the mysteries of Babylon spread from nation to nation until it appeared in Rome, in China, India and even in both North and South America we find the very same basic worship.
[This shows where the Serpent's seed, who feed from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, migrated following the confusion of tongues and propagated the Satanic religion (Genesis 10:18, 25; 11:8-9). Interestingly, this dispersion began 325 years after the Flood as the doctrinal Babel between Arianism, Trinitarianism and other cults caused the dispersion from the doctrine of the apostles and prophets at the First Nicaean Council where the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church organized 325 years after the nominal birth of Christ].
The ancient histories agree with the Bible that this Babylonish religion was most certainly not the original religion of earth's early peoples. It was the first to drift away from the original faith; but it was not itself the original one. Historians such as Wilkinson and Mallett have proven conclusively from the ancient documents that at one time all the peoples of the earth believed in ONE GOD, supreme, eternal, invisible, Who by the Word of His mouth spoke all things into existence, and that in His character He was loving and good and just. But as Satan will always corrupt whatever he can, we find him corrupting the minds and hearts of men so that they reject the truth. As he has always attempted to receive worship as though he were God and not the servant and creation of God, he drew worship away from God to the end that he might draw it unto himself and so be exalted. He certainly did accomplish his desire to spread his religion throughout the whole world. This is authenticated by God in the Book of Romans, "When they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, until they became vain in their imaginations, and through darkness of heart accepted a corrupted religion to the extent that they worshipped creatures and not the Creator." Remember, Satan was a creature of God (Son of the Morning). Thus we find that where once truth was disseminated amongst men, and all held to that one truth, there later came a day when a vast group turned from God and spread a diabolical form of worship around the world. History bears it out that those of the tribe of Shem that stood with the unchanging truth were in solid opposition to those of Ham [meaning 'to enflame'] who turned away from truth to the Devil's lie. There is no time to engage in a discussion of this; it is merely introduced that you may see there were two religions and two only, and the evil one became worldwide.
Monotheism turned to polytheism in Babylon. The devil's lie and the devil's mysteries rose up against the truth of God and the mysteries of God in that city. Satan truly became the god of this world and exacted worship from those that he had duped; causing them to believe that he was truly the Lord.
The polytheistic religion of the enemy began with the Trinitarian doctrine. It was way back there in antiquity that the "one God in three persons" idea came into existence. How strange that our modern theologians have not spotted this; but evidently just as duped by Satan as their forebears were, they still believe in three persons in the Godhead. Let us be shown just one place in Scripture where there is any authority for that doctrine. Is it not strange that while the descendants of Ham went on their way in Satanic worship which involved a basic concept of three gods that there is not one trace of the descendants of Shem believing such a thing or having any ceremonial worship that involved even a type of it? It is not strange that the Hebrews believed, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord thy God is ONE God," if there were three persons in the Godhead? In Genesis 18 Abraham, the descendant of Shem saw only ONE God with two angels" (William, Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 182:1 184:1; See also Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons p. 13-40).
God called Abraham to separate from his country and his people to a land to which he would be led by his faith. He promised to make him a blessing, his natural seed a great nation, and that through his Seed of promise, Jesus Messiah, all nations of the Earth will be blessed. The birthright passed to Isaac thence to Esau, the firstborn of twins. But Esau marred his inheritance by marrying into Cain's race of physical Serpent's seed and became spiritual Serpent's seed. He exchanged his birthright with his younger brother, Jacob, for a bowl of soup, and having taken the mark of the beast found no place of repentance (Hebrews 12:17).
Jacob fathered the patriarchs of the Israelite nation whom Moses led out of Egypt, but before he had descended mount Sinai with the tables of the Law, Israel had violated their Covenant with the Lord and turned to idolatry, for which many were blotted from the Book of Life (Exodus 32:33).Moses led Israel to Kadesh-Barnea, the border of the Promised Land but when the spies brought their report the nation doubted God's Promise, and taking the mark of the beast, the names of the adults were blotted from the Book of Life (Numbers 14; Psalm 95:10-11; John 6:49; Hebrews 3:7-19; 6:4-8; Jude 5). Likewise, after Brother Branham had led the Laodiceans to Revelation 4, the border between the Church Ages and the Seals, which he called the "breach," he stood in the gap and introduced Christ's 'parousia' Coming as the Son of man, the Pentecostals and all of the denominational churches clung to their substitute creeds and rejected the Word. Those who took the mark of the beast were struck from the Book of Life and their churches wander in a denominational wilderness where they will perish while Christ's end-time Bride is translated to our Promised Land of the Millennium.
After crossing the Jordan Joshua defeated Jericho and Ai, he was deceived by the Gibeonites, a Serpent's seed people the Lord had commanded Israel to "utterly destroy" (Deuteronomy 7:2), and without consulting the Lord he made a covenant with them, to let them live, and did not repent even though the Gibeonites covenanted in breach of faith like a woman who takes her wedding vows with unconfessed fornication.
Three hundred and twelve years after settling Canaan Israel rejected faith in unseen heavenly Leadership and demanded the visible rulership of an earthly king. A similar destiny befell Christendom in AD312 after Constantine declared himself a Christian based on a pledge, not faith, following his victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge and proclaimed the Edict of Milan in 313 which granted religious freedom to all. As emperor he was the head of all religions and thereby patron of the Roman churches, so this heathen, who was baptized shortly before his death a quarter of a century later, presided over the Hegelian dialectic of the First Nicene Council in 325 where the pagan Trinity dogma and false baptism were mandated and the Judaeo-Roman Catholic false church was organized. Constantine was a politician, not a Christian, and united Rome's pagan ceremonies with Christian superstitions into a universal religion to strengthen his kingdom as Herod the Great had gorgeously adorned the Temple with greater than Solomonic splendour while degrading the Judaic religion into a tool of political ambition.
From Ham came Cush and Nimrod, who built natural Babylon and brought back the antediluvian Trinitarian cult that would pollute Israel and Judah and revive as "MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF [APOSTATE ONCE PROTESTANT] HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" when emperor Constantine organized the Judaeo-Roman Catholic false church at Nicaea thus transforming Imperial Rome to Papal Rome (Revelation 13:1-3; 17:5). Natural Israel had seven dispensations like spiritual Israel's Church Ages. The period of the Judges was a type of Pentecost, after which the election of King Saul to whom Brother Branham likened Billy Graham as "our son of Kish," typed the Ephesian Church Age which became lukewarm and fell away from her "first love," Christ the Word. David's reign typed Smyrna, and Solomon's reign after which (931BC) his kingdom was divided between the ten Tribes of Israel in the North and the tribes of Judah and Benjamin in the South, typed the Pergamean Church Age where Rome divided between East and West. Ahab's marriage to the pagan Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel as Christians married Catholicism and brought idolatry into the church in the Thyatira Age (Revelation 2:18-26). Ahab's rule types the Dark Ages brought upon Europe by the Roman Catholic church. The faith was revived through the dispensations of Martin Luther, John Wesley, and Pentecost which apostatized, and God spewed the Laodiceans out of his mouth. Since 1963 God has been calling the wise and foolish virgin out from Rome and her harlot daughter churches into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation before He returns to Israel (Matthew 25:6; I Corinthians 13:10; I Thessalonians 4:14-16; Revelation 10:1-7; Romans 11:32). So the Old Testament is a type of the New.
". . . the establishment of Christianity as the state religion became a CURSE. Everybody sought membership in the church, and nearly everybody was received. Both good and bad, sincere seekers after God and hypocritical seekers after gain, rushed into the communion. Ambitious, worldly, unscrupulous men sought office in the church for social and political influence . . . The services of worship increased in splendor, but were less spiritual and hearty than those of former times. The forms and ceremonies of paganism gradually crept into the worship. Some of the old heathen feasts became church festivals with change of name and of worship" (Jesse Hurlbut, The Story of the Christian Church, p. 79).
That mark of the beast became ingrained in Israel when they adopted Trinitarian Baal worship from their pagan neighbours, and the Lord "rent Israel from the house of David . . . so Israel was carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day" (II Kings 17 as also foretold by Amos 7:11). Jeremiah 17:1, "The idolatry (16:19-21) of Judah is engraved on the table of their stony hearts, and on the horns of their [idol] altars with a diamond-tipped iron pen" (Habakkuk 2:18-19). Under the Old Covenant God is represented as Israel's husband, and idolatry as unfaithfulness or spiritual adultery as found in Israel and Judah (Jeremiah 3; Ezekiel 23; Hosea 1).
Hosea 1 prophesies the dispersion of Israel and God's abandonment of Judah until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in and Christ's end-time Bride has made herself ready for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. Not until then will Israel and Judahnot Jewryreturn to the land of the Covenant. Hosea 1:10-11, "Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and in the place where it was said to them, You are not My people, they will be called, Sons of the living God. Then the children of Judah and Israel shall be gathered together, and unite under One Head [Jesus Messiah], and come up out of the land of their exile: for great shall be the day of Jezreel [when God will sow His people in the fertile soil of their own land again]".
Hosea 3:1-5, "Again the Lord said to me, Go, love a woman who is beloved of a paramour, herself an adulteress; such is the way the Lord loves the children of Israel, even though they keep turning to other gods, and love raisin cakes [a festive offering to idols]. So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver, and an homer and a half of barley: and I said to her, "For many days you will remain here quietly at home with me; no more will you play the harlot, or belong to another man; and so will I also be to you." For the children of Israel shall continue many days without a king or a prince, and without sacrifice or altar, and without an image, and without an ephod, and or even idols: afterward the Israelites will turn to seek the Lord their God, and David [Jesus Messiah] their king; and shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days." Clearly, "for fear of the Jews," neither Israel nor Judah will return to the land of the Covenant until the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Psalm 17:7; Isaiah 6:10-13; 11:11-16; 27:13; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15; 23:8; 31:8; Ezekiel 37:14; 39:27; Micah 5:3; Zechariah 10:9-12; Matthew 24:29-31; Revelation 12:14, etc.,).
Moses foretold the Captivity (Deuteronomy 28:36-37 as did Isaiah 39:7). Jeremiah prophesied Jerusalem's destruction (Jeremiah 1; 4) and the transportation of her people (10; 11; 13:19) for seventy years (25) because, like her sister Israel, Judah played the harlot against God in the Trinitarian religion of Baal (2; 3; 5; 9), even offering their children by fire (19:4-5). Ezekiel 4:1 7:27 also prophesied the catastrophic destruction of Jerusalem because of idolatry (II Chronicles 36:14-21).
Trinitarianism was such an abomination to God, He dispersed the Northern Kingdom to this day, and had Nebuchadnezzar destroy Jerusalem, raze His Temple and carry the Judeans into exile for a lifespan. Since the revelation of the Seven Seals has "finished the mystery of God," Christ is no longer a Mediator for this pagan ignorance; so what is to be the fate of this generation that persists in worshipping the Babylonian trinity? "Jesus will destroy them with unquenchable Fire" (Matthew 3:12).
The New Catholic Encyclopedia acknowledges: "The formulation 'one God in three Persons' was not solidly established, certainly not fully assimilated into Christian life and its profession of faith, prior to the end of the 4th century. . . Among the Apostolic Fathers, there had been nothing even remotely approaching such a mentality or perspective" (1967, vol. 14, p. 299).
Catholicism is the mark of the beast, for Christianity is "built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone" (Ephesians 2:20).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia gives this surprising admission: "The term 'Trinity' is not a Biblical term, and we are not using Biblical language when we define what is expressed by it. . . In point of fact, the doctrine of the Trinity . . . embodies a truth which has never been discovered, and is indiscoverable, by natural reason" (Trinity, vol.5, p. 3012).
The trinity is not faith but human reasoning against the revealed Word of God which is the mark of the beast. Revelation 19:20-21, "And the beast [or Devil-incarnate last pope] was taken, and with him the false prophet [or pope of the day] who wrought miracles in Satan's presence with which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast, and those who worshipped his image. These were cast alive into a lake of Fire that burns with sulphur. And the rest were slain with the sword that issues from the mouth of He who sits upon the horse: and all the birds were gorged with their flesh".
It has been estimated by scholars that about 50,000 people were marched into captivity in Babylon. Daniel records a deportation of Judean nobility that occurred around 605BC in the reign of Jehoiakim who was made a vassal (Daniel 1:1-6; II Chronicles 36:6-7). Jeremiah 52:28-30 notes three distinct deportations. The first was in the reign of Jehoiachin in 597 when the Temple was despoiled and the leading citizens removed (II Kings 24:10-13). The second was in the reign of Zedekiah in 586 when he violated his oath and revolted; then Nebuchadnezzar razed the city and Temple and deported the rest of the people (II Kings 25:1-21). Lamentations 5:11-13, "They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah. Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured. They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood." The third deportation followed the assassination of governor Gedaliah in 581 (Jeremiah 52:30).
In Babylon, the Judeans prospered and multiplied, and after her defeat by Persia (Iran), Cyrus encouraged the priests and their people to return to Jerusalem. 42,360 Israelites, 7,337 servants and maids, and 200 singers completed the journey of four months (Ezra 2:64-65; Nehemiah 7:66-67) with a second return 1,754 males plus their wives and children, many of whom were Serpent's seed Ezra 8 10).
However, most Judeans chose to remain in Babylon, and so Babylon, not Jerusalem, became the hub of Jewish scholarship until about AD1200. Here they adopted the Babylonian calendar, mercantile law and fractional reserve system of usury. Becoming increasingly worldly, they adopted the Cabbala, a compendium of magic whose roots are Chaldean, and devised the synagogue form of worship wherein rabbis usurped the Levitical priesthood, and eventually codified the Babylonian Talmud, the antithesis to Moses and the prophets that "makes the Word of God of no effect" (Matthew 15:1-9). This is the dogma of Pharisaism, known as Judaism today. It killed the Lord of glory and is at enmity with the children of the first and of the last Adam to this day (Genesis 3:15).
Satan never changes his tactics. In the garden of Eden he incarnate the Serpent, a giant man-like beast, to deceive and seduce Eve with the objective of hybridizing Adam's race through "multiculturalism" into a mob of mamzers of mixed or spurious origins not in genealogy of Adam, which is the Book of Life, and without redemption. A mamzer is specifically prevented by Divine Decree from entering the congregation of the Lord even to his tenth generation: that is, never. So one born of incest or adultery, even in Adam's race, is precluded from the election (Deuteronomy 23:2-3). Miscegenation with the physical Serpent's seed is genocide to Adam's race, for the offspring is Serpent's seed and can never breed back. By hybridizing God's Word manifested in Adam and the Serpent, Satan conspired to eliminate the potential for Michael ever to possess a kingdom and instead breed his kingdom of perpetual lifebirth, life, DEATHlike trees.
The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil hybrid the fruit of the Tree of Life and the original sin was celebrated every year at the Winter Solstice by the worship of evergreen trees as a symbol of perpetual life. West Germans decorated their houses with a paradise tree hung with apples as in the Garden of Eden on December 24, which was the religious feast day of Adam and Eve. Houses were decorated with Christmas trees to drive away evil spirits, and after the commencement of the New Year, the pagan Europeans would set the decorated Christmas tree aflame in remembrance of the past year.
By Noah's day global population was either natural and/or Spiritual Serpent's seed (Genesis 6:1-13). One becomes spiritual Serpent's seed by hybridizing God's unchanging Word with carnal reasoning, which is the mark of the beast and Spiritual genocide. Satan hunts the people of Adam's race (Genesis 3:15), especially those in the circle of God's elect, who were the children of Israel in the post-diluvian era under the Old Testament. This is why the history of the Adamic descendents of Ham and Japheth is scant in the Old Testament. Today Satan attacks the people of all three Adamic races in the circle of this Message, "And all who will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (II Timothy 3:12; Matthew 24:37).
The Pharisee John Hyrcanus, high priest and prince of the Hasmonean (Maccabee) family, hired foreign mercenaries and defeated and forcibly assimilated the Edomites who are Serpent's seed and belonged to the family of the Herodians, who brought about the ruin of the Hasmoneans through intermarriage. In 129BC Ammouius wrote, "The Idumeans were . . . subdued by the Jews [i.e. Judahites under John Hyrcanus in 123] and compelled to be circumcised, and to unite into one nation, and be subject to the same laws, they were called Jews." Numerically greater and predominantly Serpent's seed, these Edomites "were hereafter no other than Jews" (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, XIII, 9:1). Hence in the days of his flesh Jesus lived in "Galilee of the Gentiles; He would not live in Jewry because the Jews sought to kill Him" (John 7:1). I believe it was to preserve the life of His Prophet and his Message that the Lord had His prophet speak in the vernacular and not in the more precise terms of a teacher.
Like Jesus, Brother Branham spoke under inspiration in colloquial speech using such general terms the Enemy of God, men and Israel will not understand but the wise will understand. For example, he referred to the people and nation as Israel but I have only three records in which he referred to the land as Israel rather than Palestine or Canaan. And he generally used the modern word "Jew," not Israelite, yet this unscriptural word, unknown in any Bible prior to the latter part of the eighteenth century, has an entirely different meaning to the two words it has replaced. One refers to Judahites of the tribe of Judah, while the other refers to residents of Judea regardless of their race or religion. Most modern so-called Jews are neither, nor are they Semitic but descendants the Serpent's seed whom Moses and the Israelites were commanded to "utterly destroy, against whom the Lord has indignation forever" (Genesis 3:15; 4:11-15; Deuteronomy 7:2; Isaiah 34; 63; Malachi 1:4).
Satan's program of "multiculturalism"a euphemism for miscegenation which is forbidden by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israelwas so successful that in the days of Noah, "The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at His heart." And although He destroyed all life outside the ark, "also after that, the sons of God came in to the daughters of man [Cain's descendents], and bore [mamzers, Serpent's seed children] unto them" (Genesis 6:1-7). Thus Mariamne, the granddaughter of Hyrcanus married the Edomite "Jew," Herod the Great, who became king of Judea and sought still to recover from Jacob Esau's forfeited birthright and blessing (Genesis 27:29-31). So in the days of Israel's Messiah, our Lord Jesus Christ would not walk among Jewry, for "as it was in the days of Noah," the nation was apostate and Jewry either natural and/or Spiritual Serpent's seed.
So the spirit of antichrist that had enflamed king Ahab entered into Judas Iscariot, the only Judean among Jesus' disciples, and driven by the mark of the beast, he sold his master for thirty pieces of silver, and betrayed Him with a kiss. nl668.htm
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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 overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.