Why isn’t Jesus back yet?

The last recorded words of Jesus were “Surely I come quickly.” That was 2000 years ago. So why hasn’t’ He come back yet?

Rev 22:20 He [Jesus] which testifies these things says, “Surely I come quickly.” Amen…

Jesus did not make a mistake when He said this. He was ready. But the church wasn’t.

God makes decisions sometimes on how man is responding. He moves quickly when He sees faith, and He stops when He sees unbelief. This was dramatically seen when God delivered His people out of Egypt, and was ready to move them into the Promised Land. Then, they rebelled and complained, and expressed unbelief. To punish them for their unbelief, He made them wander in the desert for 40 years. When they expressed unbelief and rebellion against His commandments, God also sent in their enemies to punish them, and they ended up several times, in captivity.

Man has created his own delays. Scripture says that if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. The problem has never been God.

The early church was on fire for God. People were spreading the gospel, and many times giving up their lives for their faith. Multitudes were coming to faith in Jesus. Not even persecution, or death by wild lions, and could stop the conversions. The world exploded with a new faith and power.

The sick were being healed, the dead raised from the dead, the blind could see, the deaf could hear, the lame could walk, the lepers were healed, the sinners were forgiven. The power of God flowed, and people ministered in all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. God seemed to have a critical number of salvations in mind, and would return soon, if that number was met. The world was no longer the same, and Jesus was ready to return to a glorious church.

But man’s unbelief, sin and disobedience became prevalent. The gospel stopped. Faith stopped. Paganism, materialism, and carnality crept into the church, including the Jezebel spirit. The church had lost its glory, because it left its first love, and became satisfied with worldly definitions of success.

Jesus lost His bride. Selfishness and pride replaced love. People quenched the Spirit.

Christians’ rejection of Israel has also been a factor, in my opinion.

The return of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah is dependent upon the Jewish remnant coming back to their homeland. There have been countless times when the Jews could have returned, but were hindered by the Christians and Muslims.

Anti-Semitism over the 2000 years blocked the necessary return of the remnant, which grew smaller and smaller, during long periods of persecution. Christians failed to accept the fact that Jesus was not just returning for them, but for His people, Israel as well. Jesus wept over Jerusalem. He said he could not come back until they blessed his coming. How could they do this, if Jesus represented suffering and persecution to them? They were afraid of Him, not in love with Him.

Christianity, in its pure form, is good and wonderful. But the Christians have failed as Christians. They put the world through the Dark Ages literally with their lack of understanding, and coldness. Banning the common use of the Bible, and keeping it out of the common language, and in the hands of the corrupt few, also prevented the spreading of the gospel. Shunning the command, “to the Jew first, and then the Gentile” was an act of rebellion and hatred. Sterile doctrine, and legalism, replaced the passionate love of God.

Jesus will return when we demonstrate the same passion that the early church did. He may not see it in most, or many of us. But He is looking for those who love Him.

He is not returning for the church. The church is man’s business.

He is returning for his beloved Bride. The bride is His passion.

The bride is the one who waits breathlessly for her beloved Prince. She adoringly obeys his commands, because she wants to. The covenant is in her heart, not on stone, or in a book. She is ready to die for the One she loves. She is willing to forsake everything to be with Him. He is in her thoughts always, and on her bed she thinks of Him. She is filled with the fragrance of his Spirit. She cannot live without Him. Every day she looks for Him, and calls out His name. She feels alone without Him, and cries for His presence. Her prayers are not just words. They are acts of adoration, worship and communion.

Jesus cannot come back until He can find His bride again on earth – the one He lost 2000 years ago, and he hears the blessing of His name by His people Israel.

May He find his bride soon, and may He hear the words He has longed to hear for centuries!!!!

Are you His bride?

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41 Responses to “Why isn’t Jesus back yet?”

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  2. Well said! Dr. Marianne that was a beautiful picture! May i copy and paste it and send it to me???

  3. Ani

    I will send you both pictures on this page.

    blessings
    marianne

  4. Dear Marianne,
    Jesus actually said “I return suddenly”. Look it up – there is a whole discussion on it somewhere. It boils down to the fact that the Greek word used means quickly, soon, and suddenly, and with the context of the words it means suddenly in this case.

    Keep on trucking
    Ron

  5. Hi Ron,

    I guess it would have sounded better if he had spoken in the future tense, rather than present tense. Instead of I come quickly ( suddenly)…it would be more realistic if he had said I WILL come suddenly….so much for translations. Thanks for your insight.

    blessings
    marianne

  6. Jayzus isn’t coming back. He is a myth like all the other virgin born crucified nutjobs. Only imbeciles believe in fairtales as truth.

    • Hi Jake

      How do you know he is not coming back? Can you prove this? Or do you just go by stuff you read on the internet? So far, Jesus has kept every promise he made.

    • jake, idk who you are, but Jesus is coming back and he is knocking at yor heart and you just need to open your heart and accept him.

  7. Jesus told the people that some of them would not taste death until they saw him return. He also made it very clear he came only for jews and referred to a sick little Samaritan child as a dog. Even the pope has announced that he now believed Jesus and John the Baptist were both Essenes, the group that produced and hid the dead sea scrolls. They were another fanatical apocalytic group of jews whe thought they were the new chosen. If Jesus was an Essenes and one of the 3 messiahs this goofy group was expecting, he was a radical lunatic at best. That would explain his family thinking he was out of his mind and him telling his band of goons to arm themselves at all costs. It would also explain why the Roman army took 600 men to arrest ‘one’ man. He had much more that a few disciples that night, not to mention the naked teen he had been humping. If the remainder of those scrolls are ever published the world is in for a surprise. Doesn’t it piss you people off that the RCC has refused for 60 years to release much of them? It was only in the early 90’s that the Hunington Library released the photo copies they had to the public so all translators worldwide could have access to them. Some of the original translators, most were RC priests, developed drinking problems, left the team, left the church and married. All due to what they saw in the scrolls. One of them who was also the lead translator was Josef Milik. Hell, look it up! John Strugnel was the translation editor for 40 years and he also developed quite a drinking problem. He had one too many before an interview and stated that the religion of the jews was a horrible religion. Look it up! He was fired immediately. If there is nothing to hide what is being hid? Wake the hell up.

  8. BTW, I find it somewhat repulsive to read the writings of men who claim to be the ‘bride’ of a dead man and proclaim love for him. More naked men in the garden huh? Have you ‘fellows’ picked out your gowns and veils yet?

    • Hi Jake

      I think many priests, as well as other people, have developed drinking problems.

      The content of the scrolls is a different issue.

      It was proper to chastise the priest for his antisemitism.

      The scrolls are only original texts, or valid copies, of the Old Testament, which is available to read today.

      True, the Jews were not always what they should have been, but neither are any of us.

      blessings
      marianne

  9. this is to jake,ever think that different people understand things differently? some of us know that Gods word is true,yet you have to be careful reading outside of Gods word unless you know how to discern

  10. “The early Church was on fire for God” I think I would much rather give up all my modern conveniences and go back in time to live in such a world where people were spreading the gospels and giving up their lives for their faith. Where the world was on fire with faith and love. It would probably have its share of hardships and difficulties but for me it would be a better world to live in. Still God wishes us to be born and live in todays world and we have to honour and accept his will for us.

  11. Jake is asking for something!!!!! ….and You’l get it:):):): that is every believer and JESUS prayer for you to be saved..Some will just have to hit it hard for you to come and accept the knowledge of GOD!!!!! Even the those in “Hell” know that Jesus is Just…Even so the dead could do a much better job in explaining that Jesus is return and who are much ALIVE then YOU and ME are Today!!!!

  12. of course he’s not coming back – he was just a man, and nobody’s cracked that problem yet. There are no supernatural beings, get with the real – you obviously have minds, use them!

  13. The enemy has conspired against this great God fearing nation and the nations of the earth:
    There is none to stand in the gap and intercede for the people of the Lord. All seek their own gain. People roam over the mountains like sheep without a Sheppard. But the Lord God of Hosts will not allow the mischief of the evil one.
    The people relied on Corporate America for an unfailing check and have not prepared for these times. Corporate America became greedy, therefore transferring all the work the people had to places where they can profit not a 100% but over a 1000% if possible. They used the people to extract the sketches of what it took to build this great nation. Your children engineered the trains, the factories, the mining machines. Yet all has been taken, and the people are left to be slaves to greed and be consumed.
    The Government needs complimentary support we can provide. Governance is countered by selfish interests, legal manipulation and corruption. Blindly and unwilling they have been used in the exodus of Jobs, manufacturing and wealth to greener pastures.
    Where there is no vision the people perish. The country suffers for lack of knowledge to decipher the times. Where is the Church, the Body of Christ, and the Leadership of the Church?
    Church arise encourage the people. The state does not want to stand with you but you can stand for the People. Provide Manufacturing skills, help reopen factories, restore trade with developing countries. Quit criticizing the Government; use the little support they provide grow the country. “Occupy till I come” said the Lord Jesus Christ, engage for God’s sake.
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    Help the people with raw material procurement, import and exporting. The world still buys and sells, or else China would not still be in business, we alone willow in politics and speculative financial demagogies. You can still afford homes, if only there were jobs and home values were not manipulated. China prizes our products, Africa, Asia and Mediterranea still need what we make, and Europe wants a competitor.
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  14. Yeshua church cannot be found in the world today, that’s how little the church is that exists today, the Bible refers to Christ followers today as the Little Flock. This mean that the Church today is being deceived. The true followers of Christ is so small they cannot be found in this world of a mess. The Church is no where in line with the true word of God. That’s why the Bible also says, even the very elect will be deceived.
    God Bless.

  15. I am the bride of Jesus. I am the Madonna and my son Michael is the holy child. The Madonna and child are a separate entity from Mary and Jesus. Jesus is returning for the MAdonna and Child. He is returning to marry me.
    The pope is aware. Jesus waits as I make myself ready. I have been guided through heaven and hell too. I saw each of the 7 deadly sins. He took special time to show me an extreme case of vanity. I am really only comfortable leaving my house now with my face covered. I am the woman that sits next to him in the last supper painting. I am a humble woman who knows that I am only worthy through JEsus’ love for me and for my child too. I spent all of my life in service work for Jesus. This is true. As I said the catholic church is aware and they have watched me closely for the past nine years. Pray for my son Michael. This is real. If you wish to contact me only with serious cases pls. do. I have seen the Lord. He has come to my bedside and he is coming shortly. Sincerely, Colleeharding@gmail.com

    • Um…… geez I’m not sure how to break this news to ya, but there are no women in Leonardo’s piece titled “The Last Supper”.

      The Last Supper specifically portrays the reaction given by each apostle when Jesus said one of them would betray him.
      All twelve apostles have different reactions to the news, with various degrees of anger and shock. The apostles are identified from a manuscript (The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci p. 232) with their names found in the 19th century. (Before this, only Judas, Peter, John and Yeshua (Jesus) were positively identified.) From left to right, according to the apostles heads:

      * Bartholomew, James son of Alphaeus and Andrew form a group of three, all are surprised.

      * Judas Iscariot, Peter and John form another group of three. Judas is wearing green and blue and is in shadow, looking rather withdrawn and taken aback by the sudden revelation of his plan. He is clutching a small bag, perhaps signifying the silver given to him as payment to betray Jesus, or perhaps a reference to his role within the 12 disciples as treasurer.
      He is also tipping over the salt shaker. This may be related to the near-Eastern expression to “betray the salt” meaning to betray one’s Master. He is the only person to have his elbow on the table and his head is also horizontally the lowest of anyone in the painting. Peter looks angry and is holding a knife pointed away from Christ, perhaps foreshadowing his violent reaction in Gethsemane during Jesus’ arrest. The youngest apostle, John, appears to swoon.

      * Yeshua, (Jesus).

      * Thomas, James the Greater and Philip are the next group of three. Thomas is clearly upset; James the Greater looks stunned, with his arms in the air. Meanwhile, Philip appears to be requesting some explanation.

      * Matthew, Jude Thaddeus and Simon the Zealot are the final group of three. Both Jude Thaddeus and Matthew are turned toward Simon, perhaps to find out if he has any answer to their initial questions.

      There are 13 individuals in the painting and not one of them is a intended to be understood as a woman. Sorry to be the one to burst your bubble regarding this, but hey, look on the bright side, you can continue on with respects to the rest of your fantasy to your hearts content.

      SIGH.

  16. The rapture will be the 1st March 2013

  17. Allmusic, the rapture can NOT be on 1st March 2013. Here’s one reason why. I think God has given me the following insight which I’m passing on to you…

    The Song of Solomon in the Bible contains hidden prophecy about Christ and His Church. You can easily see how this matches with some New Testament parables given by Jesus. For example, read Song of Solomon 1:6, where the Woman (the Church) is depicted as being sunburned (or black) because she has born the heat of the day, then look at how that matches exactly with Matthew 20:12.

    Interesting, isn’t it?

    Now, understand that Jesus marries the church just AFTER the Great Tribulation (see Rev. 19:7) and just AFTER a nuclear, financial, and volcanic WINTER that’s spoken about in both Song 2:11 and Mark 13:18.

    Read these verses and study them. Do you think they match up?

    This means that, although protected “in the clefts of the rock” (Song of Solomon 2:14) the church can NOT be raptured to heaven before this time to marry Jesus, or else what these verses would not say what they do.

    I have a little more about this on my website, which you could read also.

    Do you think this makes sense?

    • I have profetic pictures since 1995,the last one is the rapture.
      There´s a clock in one of the pictures,it´s a view of a hundred houses forming a heart.
      The 15 th January 2013 I saw this group of a hundred house forming a heart just in front me.I remembered the picture,the clock and I asked for an answer to the Lord.
      The next day I had the explanation:

      The clock in your picture is a countdown clock to the rapture.This clock marks days,yesterday was the 15 th day of the year and the clock marked tehe day 15.When this clock will mark the day 60(minute 60) the rapture will take place.

      If the day 15 was the 15th January 2013,the day 60 will be the 1st March 2013.

      Mattew20:12:They worked only AN HOUR(AN HOUR OF DAYS=60 DAYS=THE DAY 60 TH OF THE YEAR=THE 1ST MARCH 2013).

      God bless you bro.

  18. Good article, as always. Thank you very much for sharing the Word of God! I learned so much, and always kept these valuable knowledge to my heart.

    God Bless You 🙂

  19. “The early church was on fire for God. People were spreading the gospel, and many times giving up their lives for their faith. Multitudes were coming to faith in Jesus. Not even persecution, or death by wild lions, and could stop the conversions. The world exploded with a new faith and power.”

    And yet he never returned. So much for the theory that when the church is faithful, he will return.

  20. Prophets come, prophets go, so has the month of March. Awwwww. I still have to pay my SMUD bill.

  21. 42 PRINCIPLES OF MAAT 2000 YEARS BEFORE THE
    10 COMMANDMENTS

    The Ten Commandments, eight of them at least, were taken from the Egyptian Principles of Ma’at written at least 2000 years earlier.

    Written at least 2,000 years before the Ten Commandments of Moses, the 42 Principles of Ma’at are one the world’s oldest sources of moral and spiritual instruction. Ma’at, the Ancient Egyptian divine Principle of Truth, Justice, and Righteousness, is the foundation of natural and social order and unity.

    One aspect of ancient Egyptian funerary literature which often is mistaken for a codified ethic of Ma’at is Chapter 125 of the Book of the Dead, often called the 42 Declarations of Purity or the Negative Confession. These declarations varied somewhat from tomb to tomb, and so can not be considered a canonical definition of Ma’at. Rather, they appear to express each tomb owner’s individual conception of Ma’at, as well as working as a magical absolution (misdeeds or mistakes made by the tomb owner in life could be declared as not having been done, and through the power of the written word, wipe that particular misdeed from the afterlife record of the deceased).

    Many of the lines are similar, however, and they can help to give the student a “flavor” for the sorts of things which Ma’at governed—essentially everything from the most formal to the most mundane aspect of life.
    LAWS OF THE GODDESS
    For 3500 years of recorded history before the advent of Christianity, the Pagan Egyptians lived by a moral and ethical code that has never been surpassed. Western civilization rejected the laws of the Goddess, made abstenance from sex the touchstone by which morals would be judged and thus chose the christianization of the Mosaic Law which includes the so called, “Ten Commandments.” Fortunately, most modern governments have rejected all of the so-called commandments, except for the proscriptions against murder, stealing and perjury, which were common to all civilized nations long before the Jews.

    The religion of The Goddess does not accept the Ten Commandments as either god-given, or as a code by which men should govern their lives. And for good reason. Under Mosaic Law, violation of any of the Ten Commandments was punishable by death. When the Ten Commandments are compared with the principles by which the ancient Egyptians governed their lives, the laws of the Judaeo- Christian-Moslem world are barbaric and meaningless. The principle that governs the “True Egyptian” is Maat–a religious principle which is more than justice, it is Divine-Justice, personified in the Goddess, (NTRT) Maat, who exemplifies the eternal laws of the universe as, Right and Truth.

    In the weighing of the wrongs man does in this life against the intent of his heart, Maat makes a distinction between sins and transgressions. A sin is a violation of the laws of the Gods and Goddesses. That is, laws pertain to the ordinances and requirements which the Gods and Goddesses have given for their worship. This also extends to the commitment one makes to the Neters or Gods and the respect one holds for their gifts. Transgressions on the other hand, are offenses against our fellow mortals, their possessions, or the earth–or that portion of the earth on which we live. Thus, one sins against God or Goddess, but one transgresses against mortals.

    All transgressions may be forgiven by the priestesses of The Goddess, but not all sins. As one progresses in knowledge in the religion of The Goddess, one is taught the principles of Maat. The further one progresses, the more he or she is expected to incorporate those principles into his or her life. That knowledge, or understanding, is of course gained while performing the sexual rituals of The Goddess.

    Egyptologists have termed these principles “Negative Confessions” because they usually begin with the negative, “I have not.” In the principles of Right and Truth, they are in fact affirmations of what one has not done in his life to live by Maat.

    MAAT – Right and Truth
    Transgressions Against Mankind

    1. I have not committed murder, neither have I bid any man to slay on my behalf;
    2. I have not committed rape, neither have I forced any woman to commit fornication;
    3. I have not avenged myself, nor have I burned with rage;
    4. I have not caused terror, nor have I worked affliction;
    5. I have caused none to feel pain, nor have I worked grief;
    6. I have done neither harm nor ill, nor I have caused misery;
    7. I have done no hurt to man, nor have I wrought harm to beasts;
    8. I have made none to weep;
    9. I have had no knowledge of evil, neither have I acted wickedly, nor have I wronged the people;
    10. I have not stolen, neither have I taken that which does not belong to me, nor that which belongs to another, nor have I taken from the orchards, nor snatched the milk from the mouth of the babe;
    11. I have not defrauded, neither I have added to the weight of the balance, nor have I made light the weight in the scales;
    12. I have not laid waste the plowed land, nor trampled down the fields;
    13. I have not driven the cattle from their pastures, nor have I deprived any of that which was rightfully theirs;
    14. I have accused no man falsely, nor have I supported any false accusation;
    15. I have spoken no lies, neither have I spoken falsely to the hurt of another;
    16. I have never uttered fiery words, nor have I stirred up strife;
    17. I have not acted guilefully, neither have I dealt deceitfully, nor spoken to deceive to the hurt another;
    18. I have not spoken scornfully, nor have I set my lips in motion against any man;
    19. I have not been an eavesdropper;
    20. I have not stopped my ears against the words of Right and Truth;
    21. I have not judged hastily, nor have I judged harshly;
    22. I have committed no crime in the place of Right and Truth;
    23. I have caused no wrong to be done to the servant by his master;
    24. I have not been angry without cause;
    25. I have not turned back water at its springtide, nor stemmed the flow of running water;
    26. I have not broken the channel of a running water;
    27. I have never fouled the water, nor have I polluted the land;
    Sins
    28. I have not cursed nor despised God, nor have I done that which God does abominate;
    29. I have not vexed or angered God;
    30. I have not robbed God, nor have I filched that which has been offered in the temples;
    31. I have not added unto nor have I minished the offerings which are due;
    32. I have not purloined the cakes of the gods;
    33. I have not carried away the offerings made unto the blessed dead;
    34. I have not disregarded the season for the offerings which are appointed;
    35. I have not turned away the cattle set apart for sacrifice;
    36. I have not thwarted the processions of the god;
    37. I have not slaughtered with evil intent the cattle of the god;
    Personal Transgressions
    38. I have not acted guilefully nor have I acted in insolence;
    39. I have not been overly proud, nor have I behaved myself with arrogance;
    40. I have never magnified my condition beyond what was fitting;
    41. Each day have I labored more than was required of me;
    42. My name has not come forth to the boat of the Prince;
    It should be obvious that the Forty-two Affirmations of Right and Truth are far more inclusive than the so-called Ten Commandments. Even when the rest of the Jewish laws are considered, they pale in the light of the Pagan Egyptian Law. Punishment for the Personal Transgressions was reserved for the judgment of the Gods–not in this life, but in the judgment of Maat. The punishment for sins in ancient Egypt was banishment from the religion–which in Egypt usually meant banishment from the community where the God was worshiped. That could mean banishment from the nation, depending on the God against whom the sin was committed. As for the Transgressions against mortals, the punishment was exacted to fit the crime. In ancient Egypt, the death penalty was seldom used, and then only under unusual circumstances. Periods as long as 150 years went by without a single execution. Yet Egypt, for the most part, was without crime. Crime rose only when immigrants brought their barbaric customs into Egypt, which, because Egypt was the America of the ancient world, occurred more often that the Egyptians wished.

    The Egyptian solution to a rising crime rate was not to pass harsher punishments, or to make it a crime to carry a weapon. No! The solution was to eliminate the root cause of crime. In the 20th Dynasty, during the rule of Rameses IX (1121-1112 BCE), crime was so rampant that even the graves of the Pharaohs were being robbed. To combat this problem, the Pharaoh expelled 260,000 Semites from the country. This expulsion would become the Exodus of the Jews. The expulsion virtually eliminated crime in the country–while the Hebrews who were expelled, would claim that they had borrowed the gold and silver they had robbed from the graves. It is only after this so-called-exodus, that archaeologists find any evidence of massive Hebrew occuppation the land of the Palestinians who had migrated to that portion of the Mediterranean coast two generations earlier. This exodus occurred a mere 20 years before Jewish tradition has Saul establishing the Jewish kingdom, not the 400 years claimed in the Bible. It was, again, the Jewish god who, according to the Bible, ordered the genocide of the Philistines, which is the Greek name for the people who called themsleves Palestinians. And it is the same genocide order of the Jewish god that would be out today if it were not for the outrage of more civilized nations.

    THE MOSES MYSTERY
    The Moses Mystery: The Egyptian Origins of the Jewish People
    Where is the historical evidence for ancient Israel’s Exodus from Egypt?
    Sure to cause controversy in both academic and religious circles, The Moses Mystery examines the troubling question of why ancient Israel has no archaeological or documentary presence prior to and just after the Exodus from Egypt and challenges the conventional wisdom on the origins of the pre-Exodus Bible stories.
    Although the bible says that Israel’s formative history took place in ancient Egypt, biblical scholars and Egyptologists have steadfastly refused to explore the role of Egyptian history and literature on the origins of Jewish religion. Greenberg attempts to set the record straight. Marshaling an astounding amount of research in the fields of biblical archaeology and Egyptian history, literature, and mythology, Greenberg shows that the first Israelites were native Egyptians and that the history of Israel before the Exodus is based almost entirely on Egyptian mythology.
    Some of the many intriguing revelations in The Moses Mystery include
    ● The Twelve Tribes of Israel never existed.
    ● Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were characters from Egyptian mythology. The biblical story of Jacob and Esau, for example, draws together several myths about the Egyptian gods Horus and Set (the feuding twin brothers who fought even in their mother’s womb) and weaves them into a story about biblical patriarchs.
    ● The first Israelites were Egyptians, followers of Pharaoh Akhenaten, whose attempts to introduce monotheism into Egypt engendered rage among the religious establishment.
    ● Moses served as chief priest in Akhenaten’s cult and, after Akhenaten’s death, had to flee Egypt to avoid execution.
    ● Pharaoh Horemheb waged a bitter campaign to eradicate all vestiges of Akhenaten’s heresy, eliminating the evidence stone by stone and word by word. As a result, Akhenaten remained lost to history until nineteenth-century Egyptologists discovered the ruins of his capital city.
    ● When Horemheb died, Moses returned to Egypt, united his followers with other enemies of Egypt, and attempted to seize the throne from Ramesses I. The coup failed, but to avoid a civil war Moses and his allies were allowed safe passage out of Egypt. This was the real Exodus.
    ● After entering Canaan, the Egyptian followers of Moses formed military alliances with local Canaanite kings and with some of the recently arrived Greek invaders known as the Sea Peoples. This non tribal alliance of small kingdoms and city-states became biblical Israel.

    • this is pretty elaborate, but mostly wrong

      in VERY ancient times, everyone knew who YHVH God was….which could explain any set of behavioral standards passed down

      fallen angels mated with daughters of men, and produced offspring, which were vile creatures, who set themselves up as gods and goddesses.

      this was the reason for the flood.

      the philistines were human / fallen angel hybrids who sacrificed their children to Baal and were vile violent creatures.

      any modern claimant to the land of Israel should be ashamed if they are related to philistines, because it means they are demonic in nature….and actually the behavior is the same, they still sacrifice their children to their false god.

      you can deny the history of the ISraelites, but their geneology and history go back to adam and eve, not egypt

      you think the egyptians were holy? they enslaved, persecuted and killed people, and worshiped snakes and demons

      everything the egyptians did was an abomination to the true god, which is why God destroyed pharaohs’ army in the red sea. they were a bunch of devil worshipers.

      until they find the true god, they will face his wrath in the near future

  22. Jesus prayed:

    “I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.”

    I DESIRE MERCY, NOT SACRIFICE

    Have you never questioned the idea of killing a man to appease God?

    Jesus says:

    MATTHEW 9

    [13] Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

    MATTHEW 12

    [7] And if you had known what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.
    The prophet says:

    Hosea.6

    [6] For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings. . ..

    The above are true witnesses. Now, here are some examples of the many false witnesses:

    The likes of Billy Graham and Co state:

    In ancient Judaism the shedding of blood was to make atonement for sin. The word “blood” in the Old and the New Testaments symbolized a life that was given. Jesus Christ became the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world for the sins of the world.

    Another witness testifies as follows:

    By His death on the cross, the Lord Jesus made a perfect atonement for sin, by which the wrath of God against sinners is appeased and a ground furnished upon which God can deal in mercy with sinners. He redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse in our place. He Who Himself was absolutely without sin was made sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

    And yet another testifies:

    Jesus—We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.

    Of the many false doctrines of Christendom, none can be more heinous to the Father than this — that He required His innocent Son, Jesus of Nazareth, to atone for the sins of humans by suffering the horrible death of crucifixion, thus becoming a vicarious, sacrificial atonement. It is heinous because it renders men —

    1. Blind to the true message of the Old Testament scriptures,
    2. Deaf to the voice of Jesus,
    3. Utterly ignorant as to the merciful nature of God and
    4. Seals their condemnation who might otherwise have found salvation.

    This is a very serious charge and it is not made lightly.

    Let us examine each element briefly.

    I. Blindness to the Old Testament Scriptures

    The voices of many prophets were raised in Israel against the practice of sacrifice as a means of reconciliation with God. Listen to them.

    1 SAMUEL 15

    [22] And Samuel said, “Has the LORD
    as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
    as in obeying the voice of the LORD?
    Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
    and to hearken than the fat of rams.
    Psalm 40
    [6] Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire;
    but thou hast given me an open ear.
    Burnt offering and sin offering
    thou hast not required.
    [7] Then I said, “Lo, I come;
    in the roll of the book it is written of me;
    [8] I delight to do thy will, O my God;
    thy law is within my heart.”
    Psalm 50
    [9] I will accept no bull from your house,
    nor he-goat from your folds.
    [10] For every beast of the forest is mine,
    the cattle on a thousand hills.
    [11] I know all the birds of the air,
    and all that moves in the field is mine.
    [12] “If I were hungry, I would not tell you;
    for the world and all that is in it is mine.
    [13] Do I eat the flesh of bulls,
    or drink the blood of goats?
    [14] Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,
    and pay your vows to the Most High;
    [15] and call upon me in the day of trouble;
    I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
    Psalm 51
    [15] O Lord, open thou my lips,
    and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
    [16] For thou hast no delight in sacrifice;
    were I to give a burnt offering, thou wouldst not be pleased.
    [17] The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
    Isaiah 1
    [10] Hear the word of the LORD,
    you rulers of Sodom!
    Give ear to the teaching of our God,
    you people of Gomor’rah!
    [11] “What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?
    says the LORD;
    I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
    and the fat of fed beasts;
    I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
    or of lambs, or of he-goats.
    [12] “When you come to appear before me,
    who requires of you
    this trampling of my courts?
    [13] Bring no more vain offerings;
    incense is an abomination to me.
    New moon and sabbath and the calling of assemblies —
    I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly.
    [14] Your new moons and your appointed feasts
    my soul hates;
    they have become a burden to me,
    I am weary of bearing them.
    [15] When you spread forth your hands,
    I will hide my eyes from you;
    even though you make many prayers,
    I will not listen;
    your hands are full of blood.
    [16] Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
    remove the evil of your doings
    from before my eyes;
    cease to do evil,
    [17] learn to do good;
    seek justice,
    correct oppression;
    defend the fatherless,
    plead for the widow.
    [18] “Come now, let us reason together,
    says the LORD:
    though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
    though they are red like crimson,
    they shall become like wool.
    [19] If you are willing and obedient,
    you shall eat the good of the land;
    [20] But if you refuse and rebel,
    you shall be devoured by the sword;
    for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

    ISAIAH 66

    [1] Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is my throne
    and the earth is my footstool;
    what is the house which you would build for me,
    and what is the place of my rest?
    [2] All these things my hand has made,
    and so all these things are mine, says the LORD.
    But this is the man to whom I will look,
    he that is humble and contrite in spirit,
    and trembles at my word.
    [3] “He who slaughters an ox is like him who kills a man;
    he who sacrifices a lamb, like him who breaks a dog’s neck;
    he who presents a cereal offering, like him who offers swine’s
    blood;
    he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like him who
    blesses an idol.
    These have chosen their own ways,
    and their soul delights in their abominations;
    [4] I also will choose affliction for them,
    and bring their fears upon them;
    because, when I called, no one answered,
    when I spoke they did not listen;
    but they did what was evil in my eyes,
    and chose that in which I did not delight.”

    HOSEA 8

    [11] Because E’phraim has multiplied altars for sinning,
    they have become to him altars for sinning.
    [12] Were I to write for him my laws by ten thousands,
    they would be regarded as a strange thing.
    [13] They love sacrifice;
    they sacrifice flesh and eat it;
    but the LORD has no delight in them.
    Now he will remember their iniquity,
    and punish their sins;
    they shall return to Egypt.

    AMOS 5

    [21] “I hate, I despise your feasts,
    and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
    [22] Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and cereal
    offerings, I will not accept them,
    and the peace offerings of your fatted beasts
    I will not look upon.
    [23] Take away from me the noise of your songs;
    to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
    [24] But let justice roll down like waters,
    and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

    MICAH 6

    [6] With what shall I come before the LORD,
    and bow myself before God on high?
    Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
    with calves a year old?
    [7] Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
    with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
    Shall I give my first-born for my transgression,
    the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
    [8] He has showed you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the LORD require of you
    but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

    All of these voices and more were raised in Israel to declare that the Lord does not desire sacrifices of flesh and blood upon the bloody altars of Israel. The prophets sometimes sought to explain this as being due to the great iniquity of the nation, with the implication that the Lord would desire and accept their sacrifices if only they would repent and mend their ways.

    This is illogical if the only remedy for sin is the blood sacrifice. On this basis, it is only the sinner who requires the sacrifice, and there is no repentance from sin apart from the sacrifice, and the sacrifices of the righteous are needless. The greater the iniquity, the greater the need of sacrifice! Therefore it is unreasonable to think that God refused to accept their sacrifices because they were so sinful if it is only by the sacrifice that the sin can be atoned or forgiven.

    Yet Moses, in the Pentateuch, especially in Leviticus, presents God as commanding Israel to make many different sacrifices. Moses even goes into great detail as to how the altar of sacrifice is to be prepared, how the priests are to qualify to offer sacrifices, and exactly how the offerings are to be performed. Many of the different kinds of sacrifices required of the people are listed in this one verse:

    LEVITICUS 7

    [37] This is the law of the burnt offering, of the cereal offering, of the sin offering, of the guilt offering, of the consecration, and of the peace offerings,
    Did not God therefore desire of Israel that they offer sacrifices?

    Not if one can believe the testimony of Jeremiah:

    JEREMIAH 7

    [22] For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices.
    [23] But this command I gave them, `Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’

    This surely refers to the words spoken to Moses by the Lord “on the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt, for on that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai (Exodus 19:1).” Then the Lord said this to Moses.

    EXODUS 19

    [5] Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all peoples; for all the earth is mine, . . ..
    It was on the third day after this that the Lord delivered the Decalogue to Moses on Sinai. Then, we read that God immediately proceeded to command Moses concerning sacrifices:

    EXODUS.20

    [24] An altar of earth you shall make for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause my name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you.

    Is not this a gross contradiction? Did God command the people to offer sacrifices when he brought them out of the Land of Egypt, or did he not, as he stated through Jeremiah?

    We can reconcile this seeming contradiction if we refer to the words of Jesus concerning another of the commandments that God supposedly delivered to the people through Moses:

    MATTHEW.19

    [8] He said to them, For your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.
    We have here the clear case of Moses issuing a permit for divorce as though it were the commandment of God, but Jesus has the explanation. It was only because of the hardness of their hearts that Moses issued this permission; it was never the will of the Father, which is true from the beginning.

    The commandment to offer sacrifices was given under a similar permission. It was not desired from the beginning but Moses allowed them to offer many sacrifices because of the hardness of their hearts. It was a practice arising in darkest antiquity and the Israelites were not inclined to discontinue such a time honored custom.

    This presupposes that the offering of sacrifices was already an established custom among the people of Israel, one they continually adhered to due to their hardness of heart. Is there biblical evidence of this?

    Yes; before the Israelites left Egypt, we find the practice among them:

    EXODUS.10

    [24] Then Pharaoh called Moses, and said, “Go, serve the LORD; your children also may go with you; only let your flocks and your herds remain behind.”
    [25] But Moses said, “You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

    We can conclude that the offering of sacrifices and burnt offerings to God was nothing new to the people who left Egypt, or to Moses. It can, in fact, be traced all the way back to their patriarch, Abraham, who was proceeding to make a living human sacrifice of his son, Isaac, when God called him and made a covenant with him. It was an established part of their pre Moses religion. God, through Moses, allowed them to maintain it due to the hardness of their hearts.

    PSALM 95

    [7] For he is our God,
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    and the sheep of his hand.
    O that today you would hearken to his voice!
    [8] Harden not your hearts, as at Mer’ibah,
    as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
    [9] when your fathers tested me,
    and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
    [10] For forty years I loathed that generation
    and said, “They are a people who err in heart,
    and they do not regard my ways.”
    [11] Therefore I swore in my anger
    that they should not enter my rest.

    Can there be any clearer diagnosis of the heart condition of the Israelites during the entire forty years they spent in the wilderness, when Moses gave them all that legislation regarding the sacrifices? Not divorce only, not only the sacrificial practices also, but many things Moses permitted those hard hearted ones in the wilderness.

    The message of the Old Testament is clear with regard to sacrifices:

    1. God never commanded them.

    JEREMIAH 7

    [22] For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices.
    [23] But this command I gave them, `Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’

    2. Through the prophets, God made it known that he did not require their sacrifices; rather, he always required of them only that they should obey him — his true commandments — and attend to mercy, justice, and the condition of their hearts.

    MICAH 6

    [6] With what shall I come before the LORD,
    and bow myself before God on high?
    Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
    with calves a year old?
    [7] Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
    with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
    Shall I give my first-born for my transgression,
    the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
    [8] He has showed you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the LORD require of you
    but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?
    This, then, is the message of the Old Testament, with allowances granted by Moses due to the hardness of their hearts. Now, when we come to Christendom, we find the multitudes are yet unprepared to give up their sacrifices. They continue to insists that Jesus was their sacrifice for sin, offered up on the altar of the cross. Why?

    2. Deafness to the Voice of Jesus

    It should not surprise us that it was from the prophets that Jesus drew his profound utterance concerning the desire of God. The words quoted in the introduction above from both Jesus and Hosea show that he verified the prophet as the spokesman of God and affirmed, in the name of the Father, that He does not desire sacrifices.

    MATTHEW 9

    [13] Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

    Now look to the first phrase of this verse: Go and learn what this means . . .. It is so easy to overlook such a simple thing, and only recently did its significance come to me and I felt rather blind not to have noted it the first time I read it. It was addressed to his enemies, the Pharisees, who were expert in the prophetic texts and would have known exactly where Jesus found this — the Prophet Hosea 6:6. He was telling them to go to Hosea to learn what it means. So if we go to Hosea, we learn that the prophet is often involved in rebuking both Judah and Israel due to their idolatry and iniquity. Then we come to this in Chapter 8:

    HOSEA.8

    [13] They love sacrifice; they sacrifice flesh and eat it; but the LORD has no delight in them. Now he will remember their iniquity, and punish their sins; they shall return to Egypt

    What does God desire if not sacrifices? Jesus said it, I desire mercy. Is this not the common denominator of all the desires of God as expounded by the prophets? Look at them again:

    ISAIAH 1

    [16] Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
    remove the evil of your doings
    from before my eyes;
    cease to do evil,
    [17] learn to do good;
    seek justice,
    correct oppression;
    defend the fatherless,
    plead for the widow.
    Amos 5
    [23] Take away from me the noise of your songs;
    to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
    [24] But let justice roll down like waters,
    and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

    MICAH 6

    [6] With what shall I come before the LORD,
    and bow myself before God on high?
    Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
    with calves a year old?
    [7] Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
    with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
    Shall I give my first-born for my transgression,
    the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
    [8] He has showed you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the LORD require of you
    but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

    It is mercy, mercy, mercy that the Lord requires. Why does Christendom not hear him so as to see that it is not sacrifices that He wants, nor has he ever wanted such. Always, under the Old Covenant and the New, his one desire of man is mercy, mercy, mercy! Therefore we have this wonderful admonition:

    LUKE.6

    [36] Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
    We have also this precious beatitude:

    MATTHEW.5

    [7] Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
    We know why those Jews who had believed in him did not hear him. Jesus has told us:
    John.8
    [31] Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples,
    [32] and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
    [43] Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.
    [44] You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
    [45] But, because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.
    [46] Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?
    [47] He who is of God hears the words of God; the reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God. . ..

    His Word is astonishingly clear and uncomplicated. The Father does not desire sacrifice, but mercy is his desire. Jesus has spoken; human beings have only to hear him. If Jesus of Nazareth was and is the Truth (and he surely was and is), then trusting in a sacrifice, and especially in a sacrifice to Him who states that He does not desire a sacrifice, is a most heinous doctrine before the Father. It is one that insures the condemnation of all who do not repent of it, because they have been deaf to the voice of Jesus.

    3. Utter Ignorance as to the Merciful Nature of God

    All who subscribe to the heinous doctrine of vicarious atonement can reasonably do so only due to the fact that they have a monstrous blind spot that obscures the relevant factors. We will seek here to expose that blind spot in the most direct way. We begin with a basic premise that underlies the false doctrine of sacrificial atonement.

    A. The Father who is in heaven requires that every sin be atoned for or “made right” by the shedding of blood of an innocent victim. The most concise biblical statement of this is as follows:

    HEBREWS 9

    [22] Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
    [23] Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
    [24] For Christ has entered, not into a sanctuary made with hands, a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
    [25] Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the Holy Place yearly with blood not his own;
    [26] for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
    [27] And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment,
    [28] So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. We have this statement of the case from the prophet:

    ISAIAH 53

    [4] Surely he has borne our grief’s
    and carried our sorrows;
    yet we esteemed him stricken,
    smitten by God, and afflicted.
    [5] But he was wounded for our transgressions,
    he was bruised for our iniquities;
    upon him was the chastisement that made us whole,
    and with his stripes we are healed.
    [6] All we like sheep have gone astray;
    we have turned every one to his own way;
    and the LORD has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

    Having this scriptural support as the basic premise for their doctrine, the Christians who also believe in the inerrancy of the Bible suppose that they have a powerful case for their heinous doctrine of vicarious atonement. It is ironic that this case also conceals the monstrous blind spot that renders them utterly ignorant of the Truth revealed by Jesus of Nazareth. They then proceed to make the reasonable (and correct) assumption that our sins and iniquities are comparable to debts owed to God. Then follows the false assumption that human beings cannot be reconciled to God until the debt has been paid, and this can only be performed by one who has no debt (sin) of his own!

    Enter then the “lamb of God” who has, by shedding his blood in our behalf, supposedly paid the debt for all mankind contingent on the individual acceptance of this offering in one’s behalf. What love! What grace! What mercy that He would do such a thing for us helpless sinners!

    B. Now let us consider the implications of the above as to the character of God. It says specifically that no sin can be forgiven until the debt has been paid, for without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sin. This consideration alone should be sufficient to wrench our minds from behind that blind spot so as to begin to ask some questions, such as:

    WHY?

    Shouldn’t it be obvious to all that no one has a justifiable excuse for failing to comprehend? It does not say that God has loved the world so as to send his Son (John 3:16) but it says that God does not forgive sin but will gladly accept the payment of our debts from one who is not indebted to him. What creditor would not do the same? What does a creditor care about the source of the payment, provided only that it is paid? In this case, God does not forgive any sin whatsoever.

    What does God (or any creditor) do in this case? He simply accepts payment, which terminates the obligation. To repeat the obvious, this is not forgiveness. To state the obvious yet again, a debt is forgiven only when it is canceled unpaid.

    All who believe in this heinous doctrine therefore also believe in a god who is of such a character as to be both merciless and unforgiving, for this god does not cancel any sin or debt until it has been fully paid.
    This is only part of the picture of the character of a god who requires the shedding of blood for the remission of sin. There is another factor that must be considered, which is the justice of God. All who believe this heinous doctrine believe also in a god who is absolutely unjust, because he punishes the innocent one (Jesus) for the sins of the guilty ones!

    Any reasonable person can see the truth of this assertion. Nevertheless, let us take an idealized look at the situation that prevails in the case of Christian theology. What we have is a god who is saving his children from their sins and redeeming them to himself. It is therefore a family affair. But we have one child of this god, his only begotten son and the elder brother of all the other children, who has forever been with the father and always does what is pleasing to HIm. He is without sin.

    This father looks about and discovers that he has a multitude of disobedient, disowned children, children who are willful and never pay any heed to his word, and a single Son who always does his bidding. This father loves them all, they say, and he longs to draw them back to himself. Yet, as explained above, he does not have it in his heart to forgive their sins and indebtedness to him and is determined that somebody must suffer. So, he takes hold of the perfectly obedient Son and punishes him with the suffering of a horrible death in the hope that some of the disobedient ones will accept this as their punishment and will come back forgiven! And does he have the consent and approval of the good Son for this gross injustice? Absolutely not!

    JOHN.8

    [42] Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.

    Hey! It wasn’t my idea!

    So, what we have here is a father who commands and requires his dutiful and obedient son to suffer the penalty of the sins of all the disobedient children, against the will and desire of the single obedient one.

    Just imagine yourself in the place of the good son. Do you see any justice whatsoever here? Come, now, be honest with yourself and God. There is no justice here and you know it. No merely human judge in a true court of justice would do such a thing. No just parent would do such a thing to his faithful son.

    But all who believe this heinous doctrine of vicarious atonement by blood sacrifice are blind to blatant injustice. Their god is an unjust god. They are therefore completely ignorant of the true character of God the Father, who is just to perfection.

    It gets worse. We must go the next step and assert that this god . . . yes, this god who tortures the innocent child for the disobedience of all the guilty children . . . yes, this god and father, so called, is utterly merciless. He is unforgiving. He is unjust. Then, as the worst of the torture is being applied to the devoted son, this god and father, so called, will not look on the scene that he has himself ordained. He turns his back on the suffering of the innocent one who, in that terrible hour, is found to cry out with his last, tortured breath:

    MARK.15

    [34] E’lo-i, E’lo-i, la’ma sabach-tha’ni?” which means, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
    I do not mean to imply that poor Christians who go about trusting in this heinous doctrine actually acknowledge that their god is thus deficient in character. To the contrary, they proclaim to the entire world that their god is forgiving, just, and merciful. Therein is their utter blindness exposed, because most of them truly believe this fiction that is defined by the character of a god that does not forgive sin and is unjust and merciless.

    All these deficiencies in the character of their god sum up to reveal yet another trait: he is completely without love for his children. Surely, a god who is unforgiving, unjust and merciless must also be without love. Let’s add them up, then, and state them once more so as to rule out any misunderstanding. The god of the these Christians who believe this heinous doctrine of atonement via vicarious sacrifice is:

    1. Without forgiveness

    2. Without justice

    3. Without mercy

    4. Without love.

    All of this is obvious to any one who is unencumbered by a monstrous blind spot!

    It is all completely contrary to the character to the true God and Father of the Lord Jesus.

    4. The Sealing of Their Condemnation Who Might Otherwise Have Been Saved

    We do not need to expand on this final element of the case, because we have already pointed out the cause of the blindness of the Christians who believe this heinous doctrine, and how it utterly conceals from them the true God and Father of our Lord Jesus. Trapped as they are in the bondage of their error, it is not possible that they see and acknowledge the truly miserable state of their condition. Here is the diagnosis:

    JOHN 9

    [39] For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”
    [40] Some of the Pharisees near him heard this, and they said to him, “Are we also blind?”
    [41] Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, `We see,’ your guilt remains.

    CONCLUSION

    We must finally attend to the question that surely has arisen in your minds: These things being so, and if God the Father and creator did not commission the institution of a vicarious, atoning sacrifice, what is its origin?

    The simple fact is that we do not know. Its origin is rooted in the shadowy prehistory of man from which no record has survived to testify to the first ritual sacrifices of a human being. Ancient pagan Canaanites performed ritual human sacrifice in the Valley of Hinom that is just south of Jerusalem. They were making their offerings to the god, Molech..

    There is evidence of this sacrifice ritual in every ancient culture, from the Andes to the Nile, including human sacrifice to the god. The evidence reaches back into the remotest recesses of pre-history. It was practiced by the ancient Egyptians and the peoples of ancient Mesopotamia. The patriarch, Abraham, brought it with him from the Tigris-Euphrates delta when he journeyed with Terah to Haran and thence into Canaan. The Hebrews in Egyptian captivity found the practice flourishing in the Nile delta and continued offering sacrifices to the gods. It was ubiquitous in Greek and Roman religion.
    Where was it? It was very likely in Egypt that the sacrificial rituals later codified in the Pentateuch began to be developed by the Hebrews according to which animals, not humans, were offered up to Yahweh. The practice continued and was eventually focused on the Temple in Jerusalem, which became the center of all Hebrew sacrifices. And so it continued until AD 70 when the last temple was destroyed by Titus. It continues even today among the most primitive peoples, and in those institutions known as Christian Churches.

    The Jews were not unique in the First Century. Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Syrian, and Persian religions continued the practice of ritual sacrifice. This was the custom throughout the world when Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, so that it was a natural and normal thing for his followers to think that he may have been a human sacrifice to the God of the Jews. When their temple was destroyed some forty years later and the Jewish sacrifices ceased for lack of temple, alter and priesthood, the thought that Jesus had been offered up as the last sacrifice became very attractive to certain of his Jewish disciples.

    The evidence indicates that some early disciples, of whom Saul of Tarsus seems most prominent, began to develop a theological scheme that tied the crucifixion of Jesus to the Jewish prophets and selected teachings of Jesus in such a way as to build a case for the false doctrine that his crucifixion was a vicarious, atoning sacrifice providing forgiveness of sin. The scheme proved to be attractive to the many Gentile nations also, for it contained unique elements in addition to many common elements that were practically and intellectually superior to the sacrificial schemes of the pagan religions of the time, primarily those of Greece, Rome, and Persia. The unique evangelical zeal of the early Christians then provided the grease that lubricated the rails of the new religion as it moved out into the Gentile world.
    The rest is history!

    But the Father has stated through Jesus and the prophets:

    I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.

    • do not copy and paste verbage here that you do not understand and have no proof for.

      do not spam this website

      you obviously have never read the bible, and don’t know what is really said and meant.

      it was god’s will that Jesus sacrifice his self for us….jesus said so….and voluntarily laid down his life for us.

    • Is your pic the 12th Imam? I’ve been sending him beer, and hot pork skins for ever down in that well. All I get is letters describing how infidels will be beheaded, and made to pay a tax. He’s so funny. He also wrote I would be one of the first to meet him.

      You think he likes me?

  23. Great piece. I’ve become disinterested in the corporate church and am trying to find fellowship with true followers. I don’t claim to know exactly what to do or how to be, but I know I want the real Jesus Christ and not American Churchianity. And I’m outlining–based on scripture–what faith and ekklesia and the bride truly are.

    • dear keith

      I hope you find the fellowship you are looking for. many that come here to comment are also disenchanted with the modern church, and want more of the word as well.

  24. This is an easy question to answer, because he either never existed or if he did he did not have magical powers so he cannot return. So you want me to prove that? First you prove to me that the rest of the world’s religions are wrong? So how do you know that they are all wrong and you are right? You are an Atheist when it comes to the rest of the world’s religions. People from other religions believe you are going to hell because you don’t believe in their religion, so how would you convince them that they are all wrong and you are right?
    You might say that people have been healed because of prayer so that proves Christianity. So put it to the test and instead of praying for something you can’t prove like an illness that you can’t see try something you can prove. Pray for an amputated man for regeneration of his missing leg, and if you are successful then I will be a Christian. Put the same question to other religions and see which one, if any, is successful. If one of the other religions can regenerate this man’s missing leg would you covert to that religion or remain Christian? Lastly what would you think if after all that prayer from every religion in the world, including Christianity, the man’s leg still remains missing?
    Your answer to the original question was nothing more than a lot of worthless drivel and even some other more intelligent Christians were probably rolling their eyes when they read it. So here is my opinion, the reason that there is less faith today than in ancient times is because logic and reason are winning the battle over religion, superstition, faith and ignorance. Education has been the biggest enemy of religion and the more intelligent we become as a society the less we need the simple comfort of ignorant dogma.

    • Both religious and securer sources document the man called Jesus was murdered by the Roman governor Pilot. The part about rising from the dead is what most in the world are unable to believe in.

      Those who actually believe in a risen Christ who holds the deed to Heaven and earth will not be back to earth until G-d the Father allows it. Therefore, for true Christians it is important to set an example for others to follow.

      For example: Loving one another, helping the poor, or not cutting your head off for not believing as most who post here do.

      Works are just an example of an inner peace with G-d. They will not get you into Heaven. Plus, G-d will not perform Miraculous signs because some human wants G-d to do so.

      Seek G-d the Father who died for human sin and he will seek you. For G-d proved he loved you and his laws are righteous.

      BTW, Christianity, the real kind, is a relationship with G-d the Father through Jesus. Not dogma.

      Peace.

    • I think UNBELIEF is winning over FAith and reason and logic.

      JEsus raised people from the dead, and arose from the dead himself.

      that is not enough for you?

      there is only one figure in history that could prove his divinity, and that is jesus…

      and I agree with leatherneck….

      Jesus taught a relationship with God, not a religion.

      the bottom line is someday you will die.

      what will happen to you?

      if you believe nothing will happen, how can you say for sure this is true?

      spend about 5-10 minutes thinking about where you will go when you die, and get serious about what is true and not true..

      attitude will not keep you out of hell

      only Jesus can do that

      • I like to revisit old blogs and answer some of the criticisms. I realize that trying to make people see the truth is next to impossible especially when their minds have been infected with religious stupidity since they were children. I’ve often said that to argue with a fool is pointless and to agree with a fool is worthless so why do I bother? My answer to that is that I value the truth and I don’t like people being fooled by pedophile priests and smooth talking con artist televangelists but this is small in comparison to the big reason. That reason being that all religions, not just Christianity, are driving people apart and closer to total war. So I will say it in a simple way so that even you people of questionable intelligence can understand. If you honestly and truly believe that there are invisible people living in the sky with magical powers, then you are a total and absolute imbecile. You are destroying this world, our world, with your stupidity

        • elmore

          you are quite bitter.

          to have a balanced view, you also have to consider that atheism is also indoctrination / infection from childhood, or from influences around you

          I do not see “all” religions driving people close to war, although I do see Islam doing that.

          I agree organized religion is corrupt, because man tries to take God’s place, and rule over others…in the true way, God rules, not man, then everything is fair

          this has nothing to do with intelligence, although it helps to be smart.

          I am a Master level Biochemist, so I do not think I am stupid to believe in a God in heaven.

          the evidence is all around us.

          man is a savage beast without divine guidelines.

          atheistic regimes like communism have historically documented brutal treatment of others, and then failed in time…because man was made for more than slavery to others

          I see godless rulers today destroying their countries with illegal immigrants, economic failures, immoral choices and laws, and run away spending…I find that quite stupid.

          the bible has proven true over time with its prophecies from God.

        • using a fake email address also says something about your credibility

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