Friday, March 24, 2017

How Did Judas Really Die? Shedding Light On Apparent Bible Contradictions.

Did you know that there are two apparently conflicting accounts, of Judas's death, in the Bible?

In Matthew 27:3-5, Matthew tells us that Judas hung himself after betraying Jesus. However, in Acts 1:16-19, Luke tells us that Judas fell headlong and his guts burst out.  

Which one is correct? Can both of them be correct?  

As always, the truth is found in the details. Unfortunately there are many Christians that will proclaim that both are true, without having an explanation, for the apparent conflict. There are also Atheist and Nonbelievers that disingenuously use this apparent contradiction, as a tool to lead uninformed Bible readers, away from the faith. So, what is the truth?  

Well, a reading of the Greek in Matthew, reveals that after Judas' guilt got too much for him, he tried to returned the 30 pieces of silver, for betraying Y'shua, Jesus, back to the chief priests. In turn, the priests, unable to put the money back in the treasury, due to the law, bought a burial place in the nearby Potters Field, for strangers. A reading of the Greek shows that most English translations properly interpreted Matthew. 

As for Acts 1, most English Translations go like this: 

"Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his insides gushed out."

The NIV and Berean Bibles actually put Judas' name in the verse, solidifying the apparent contradiction.

However, a closer look at the Greek, behind these translations, reveals what the actual verse says.

"Now, therefore, they purchased a piece of ground, out of the unrighteous reward and it came to pass, he was put head first into it, with a crack, and all his bowels gushed out."

Now, what is the whole story? As in Matthew, Judas went and hung himself, most likely hanging there for days. His body would begin to decompose and swell from the gases inside. Once found, he barely was recognizable and his body was most likely turned in, as a dead stranger. They would have taken his body and thrown it into the Potters Field, for strangers. This swelled up and decomposing body would have cracked and split wide open, upon hitting the bottom of the grave. Much care would not have been given to an already unclean body. 

So, in reality, the true scriptures are correct and complimentary to each other.

This is another great example of why serious Bible readers should get back to the original Scriptures, in order to find the real truth of God's Word, instead of reading someone else's erroneous translation.

And that's what you're find When You Search For The Truth.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Incredible Expanding.....Earth? Another Bible First!

Did you know that the earth is expanding? Yes, scientists estimated the average growth change in Earth's radius to be 0.004 inches (0.1 millimeters). The reasons, as why this is happening, are included what is called, “The Expanding Earth Theory”. Most scientists have concluded that the core of the earth is most likely growing in size. I find this very amusing, since it wasn’t too long ago that Atheists and other non-believers and even some “Christians” made fun of literal Bible believers, for believing Isaiah 5:14, where it states, “The Underworld enlarges itself.” They laughed and poked fun at literalists, for the mere thought that the earth is growing in size. Well, lo and behold, the earth doth grow and now it’s the scientists, atheists, non-literalist, etc., that has to eat their own words and admit that the Bible, once again, got it correct, and was the first to do so.

…and that’s what you’ll find, When You Search For The Truth.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Just A Coincidence? Or Design?

Did you know that the oxygen level, within our air, is just enough to support combustion and human life?

Science has shown us that our air contains 20.9% oxygen. Other studies have shown that fire combustion can be initiated at approximately 16% oxygen, but cannot develop into and actually sustain fire, until the oxygen level rises to 18.9%. However, optimal usable combustion does not occur until oxygen level rises to, you guessed it, 20.9%. Another amazing scientific discovery is the if you raise the oxygen level to between 21.9% and 30%, combustion becomes unstable and explosive.

The other interesting thing is that the minimum oxygen concentration for human breathing is 19.5 percent. Below that brain and body cells began to die. For humans and many animals to sustain normal functions, the percentage of oxygen in our breathing environment must be within a small range. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, determined the optimal breathing range to be between 19.5 and 23.5 percent oxygen. As a matter of fact, once a human begins breathing oxygen levels above 23.5%, numerous health issues arise. With all that said, there are human activities, such as jet pilots, divers, etc. that breath higher levels of oxygen, but they require special training to do so.
Isn't amazing that our oxygen levels are exactly what we need to survive and propagate? You have to decide whether it's coincidence or design?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jews Originally Believed The Messiah Was The Son of God

Did you know that Jews originally believed that the Messiah would be the Son of God? Shelomoh (Solomon), actually referred to him, in the Proverbial Prophesy, Proverbs 30:4.

Who has gone up to heaven and come down?
Who has cupped the wind in the palms of his hands?
Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak?
Who established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is his son’s name?
Surely you know!

Obviously,  Shelomoh (Solomon) was writing about God. However, he slips in that God has a son, towards the end. You see, originally, the Jews believed that there would be a Gentle Messiah and Kingly Messiah and that Messiah would be the Son of God. However, in the same way, that the modern day church has given themselves over to the ways of the Nicolaitans, so did the Jewish Heirarchy depart from God’s Word.  Their desire for a deliverer began to push out the gentle Messiah until the Jewish Heirarchy taught strictly about the Conquering King Messiah and they missed the Son of God.

Today’s church has done the same thing. They have pushed out the Biblical Messiah for a Messiah of their own liking. Satan has always had great success with perverting God’s way, by emphasizing that Man knows better than God. Don’t miss out on the real Messiah, the Son of God. Get back into the Word of God and find out the Truth.

…and that’s what you’ll find, When You Search For The Truth.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The True Pathway To God???

Did you know there are numerous intriguing things in the Bible? One is where Y'shua (Jesus) makes this offhanded comment to Natan’el (Nathaniel) about the amazing things that he will see. This is documented in John 1:49-51.

Natan’el (Nathaniel) said, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Isra’el!” Yeshua (Jesus)answered him, “you believe all this just because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than that!” Then he said to him, “Yes indeed! I tell you that you will see heaven opened and the angels of God going up and coming down on the Son of Man!”

Most well-adjusted Bible readers will read right on past and not think anything about this. However, some of us think back to Ya'akov's (Jacob) dream, at Bethel, where in a dream, Ya'akov's (Jacob) is treated to a behind the scenes look at the inter-dimensional reality, in which we live. Genesis 28:10-14

Ya'akov (Jacob) went out from Be'er-Sheva (Beersheba) and traveled toward Haran. He came to a certain place and stayed the night there, because the sun had set. He took a stone from the place, put it under his head and lay down there to sleep. He dreamt that there before him was a ladder resting on the ground with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of YHWH (Yahweh) were going up and down on it. YHWH (Yahweh) was standing at the top; and he said, "I am YHWH (Yahweh), the God of Avraham (Abraham), your [grand]father and the God of Yitz'chak (Isaac). The land on which you are lying I will give to you and to your descendants. Your descendants will be as numerous as the grains of dust on the earth. You will expand to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. By you and your descendants all the families of the earth will be blessed.

Not only was Ya'akov (Jacob) treated to a one on one summit meeting with God, he foresaw the future interdimensional pathway, by which, not only the Angels of YHWH would travel, but, we too would travel back to the presence of God, himself. That pathway is Y’shua (Jesus).

In the book of John, Y’shua (Jesus) gave us another Tanakh (Old Testament) forshadowing / glimpse at how the Bible is a collection of books, that together is a Supenatural Intergrated Message System, designed as both a personal and corporate Love Letter, to the Remnant of Yah (YHWH, Yahweh).

…and that’s what you’ll find, When You Search For The Truth.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

For Whosoever Shall Call Upon The Name Of The Lord Shall Be Saved???

Did you know that many Christians misunderstand the meaning behind, "All, Who Call Upon The Lord, Will Be Saved."?

For most Christians, who are active in evangelism, Romans Road is a very familiar set of references. One of those references is the above Romans 10:13. However, when asked, not very many Christians can give an explanation, as to the meaning of the verse. This is due, in part, to this verse being mistranslated. The actual Word for Word translation, for Romans 10:13 is:

For each who, subjecting themselves to, and calls the Master, are restored to health.
You see, sin is a sickness of the soul, which is causing us to physically die. Because of the sickness, we cannot be in the presence of God. Therefore, we are condemned to an everlasting life without God, which is called Hell, in the Bible. However, if we go to the Master Physician, through who God gave the remedy, for this sickness, we can be healed and be forever, in the presence of the Lord.

Getting back to the Bible verse, if we subject ourselves, wholly to the Great Physician, Y'shua, Jesus, we can be healed. But, how do we subject ourselves? Well, It's not just about calling upon his name, it's by trusting him to give us the remedy, when asked we for it. Once the remedy has been given, the evidence of us getting better, is that we gradually become one with God and his will, for us. It's as simple as that. This can happen in a twinkling of an eye or take our whole life. It's all about how much we trust in him.

...and that's what you'll find, When You Search For The Truth.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Are The Apocryphal Books Part Of God's Word?

Did you know that the Apocryphal Books were originally part of the King James Bible?

As a matter of fact, they were a part of the KJV for 274 years, until being removed in 1885 A.D. Also, they were part of the Jewish Tanakh, The Old Testament, during the time of Y'shua, Jesus, but disappeared from the Jewish Bible, the Masoretic Text, between the 7th and 10th century AD. If you research it, you'll find that not only did Y'shua and his disciples quote it, so did the early church. So, why did it disappear from the Masoretic Text and eventually the Christian Bible?

Well, the reason, for Apocryphal Books not being in the Masoretic Text, is that a very influential group of Jewish scribes took it on the themselves, to remove a lot of Messianic references, from the scriptures. This was in response to the ever-growing movement of Christian on Jew violence and Jews accepting Y'shua, Jesus, as the true Messiah.

So in response to the Christian movement, within the Jewish communities, they slowly began removing Messianic references and prophesies, from the Scriptures, including whole books. This continued for approximately 400 years, until the Jewish leadership decided that there will be no more tampering with the Word of God. However, the damage had been done. Even though most Christians can quote over 300 prophesies, concerning the Messiah, there are a lot more. One, of the most amazing prophesies, can be found, within the Apocryphal Book of Wisdom?

Let us lie in wait for the righteous man,
because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions;
he reproaches us for sins against the law,
and accuses us of sins against our training.
He professes to have knowledge of God,
and calls himself the Son of God.

He became to us a reproof of our thoughts;
the very sight of him is a burden to us,
because his manner of life is unlike that of others,
and his ways are strange.
We are considered by him as something base,
and he avoids our ways as unclean;
he calls the last end of the righteous happy,
and boasts that God is his father.

Let us see if his words are true,
and let us test what will happen at the end of his life;
for if the righteous man is God’s son, he will help him,
and will deliver him from the hand of his adversaries.
Let us test him with insult and torture,
that we may find out how gentle he is,
and make trial of his forbearance.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death,
for, according to what he says, he will be protected.

However, that's not the end of the story. Remember, the Apocryphal Books were also part of the original King James Bible. So, why, after 274 years did they disappear, from the King James? Well, honestly, nothing less diabolical, than what the Masoretic Jews did. Evangelical Christian Scholars decided that there wasn't enough difference between the Evangelical and Catholic faiths. Therefore, they removed it and called them non-canonical.

Isn't it sad when man changes the Word of God, based on man-made doctrines, hatred towards other Christians and downright Pride? Sounds like Satan is alive and well, on planet Earth. Lord, is it time to come home, yet? Shame on those who change the Word of God, to fit their ideas, and Shame on those who perpetuate the lies.

...and that's what you'll find, When You Search For The Truth.