Who do you Worship?

So, Who do You Worship and Why?
 

It's a valid question. Who do you worship? Here's some interesting points to consider.

Do you do it in a way that is acceptable to the one you worship?
How would you know?  Would you do it in the way he instructed or in a way you prefer or like?

Here's some interesting points to consider.

In the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, I was sitting in my house. The elders of Judah were sitting before me. There the hand of Adonai fell on me. 2 I looked, and behold, a form resembling fire—from the appearance of his waist downward, fire; and from his loins and waist upward, something like the appearance of brightness, as glowing metal. 3 Something like the form of a hand stretched out, and took me by the hair of my head. The Ruach lifted me up between the earth and the heaven. He brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the gate of the inner court facing north—where the idol that provokes furious jealousy was.

4 Behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the valley. 5 He said to me: “Son of man, lift your eyes toward the north.” So I lifted up my eyes toward the north. Behold, north of the gate of the altar, was this image provoking jealousy in the entrance. 6 He said to me: “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel is committing here, that drives me far off from My own Sanctuary? But you will see even greater abominations.” (Ezekiel 8;1-6 TLV)

Let’s look at what they were doing with some context; this begins further back in time to the time of Nimrod of Babylon. Then it will become obvious how it applies to today and what is commonly referred to as “the church” and its practices. King Nimrod of Babylon, (the same one the Bible speaks of), created a society of one system, one religion, one “collective” society. The “Tower of Babel” was being constructed of bricks. These bricks were in essence “uniform”, they were all molded to be the same as each other. The Hebrew word for the mortar used has a double meaning and can refer to “materialism”. The cookie cutter bricks are symbolic of uniformity of the people being created by Nimrod. He would be their “god-king” and they would “uniformly” worship and obey him. His shooting the arrow up to Heaven, “at God” was his vain attempt to kill off the True God and put himself in His place.

When Nimrod died his body was hacked into over 300 pieces and scattered throughout the lands of Shinar (Babylon or modern day Iraq). His wife Samurais, not wanting to lose her power and authority as Queen, declared Nimrod wasn’t dead but instead he had ascended into the heavens and became the Sun God. Well, some time passed and she became pregnant. Obviously, such an important person would not have been impregnated by just an average person. Her claim was she was made pregnant by her formerly deceased husband, who was now the Sun God, impregnated through the rays of the Sun. She gave birth to a son and named him Tamuz. He was thereby the “son” of the Sun God. His birth was on the common Mid Winter day of Dec 25th. (sound familiar?)

Now Tamuz liked to hunt and is frequently depicted in such ways wearing a Phrygian cap, this
resembled a “stocking like” cap with a cloth ball on the end. (A similar version can be seen today around Christmas, most often red with a white ball on the end.) Well, as fate would have it, he was killed, gored to  death by a wild boar, a “boar gore” as it were. He was forty years old. In memorial celebrations, people would fast one day for each year Tamuz lived. Their reasons were their self sacrifice would be passed on as a better existence to Tamuz in the afterlife. This became a forty day period of fasting which was preceded by a day of heavy partying and debauchery. Well again as fate would have it Nimrod’s wife Samurais died. But the story went she didn’t actually die but again “ascended” into heaven. Not wanting to be out done, she returned to earth in a giant egg; this crashed and broke in the river Euphrates. 
Her name upon arrival was changed to “Ishtar”. She came out of the egg and to prove her Divinity, she turned a bird into an egg laying rabbit.

She became depicted as a bare breasted goddess of fertility. She was celebrated by having the priests of her cult  impregnate virgins on her feast day, then nine months later they would give birth. These children born to Ishtar would then be three months old when they were slain on her feast day. Eggs (a symbol of fertility) would then be colored in the blood of these sacrificed infants. They died eggs in the blood of infants killed in her honor. (any of this sounding familiar yet?)

On that same day, which was the first SUNday after the Spring Equinox, in retribution to the wild boar which killed her son Tamuz, the animal is killed and eaten. Lent is the old English word for Spring. The old English word for Isthtar is Easter. Now all the “faithful” Christians can readily understand WHY they celebrate “Mardi Gras” before forty days of Lent, ending on Easter Sunday (Sunday = day of the Sun God); and why they have the Easter Ham and colored eggs.

It also explains why we celebrate Dec 25th as the birthday of the Son of (the Sun) God. When God looked down at Nimrod and his tower, God rebuked this “false religion of man” and the attempt at recreating man into a cookie cutter one size fits all creature. God made us all different individuals, just as no two leaves are exactly the same on a tree, so too no two people are the same.

But we all through our individuality support the tree. So God scattered the peoples, cast down Nimrod and confounded the languages. However this did not stop Satan and the spread of the false religion.This ancient Sun God worship form  can be seen in ancient Greece and Rome with Mithra, their version of Tamuz; in Ancient Egypt with Osiris, Isis and Horus; in India with Krishna and others. In every case the son of the “Sun God” is born on Dec 25! 

Who forced these changes?

How did these changes come about?  Some may want to blame the Roman Catholic Church. In part this is true. However, it was not the Church itself, nor was it a Pope since there was no real Pope at the time, at least not as we understand it today.  

Under the direction of Emperor Constantine, a council was formed. We know it as the Council of Nicea. This was comprised of a number of Bishop leaders of the various congregations around the Christian world. However, in Constantine's selection of the Bishops, none of the Jewish Bishops were allowed to participate and were deliberately excluded. This despite they were in the line of the original Apostolic and Discipleship founders of the faith which originated in Jerusalem. 

Emperor Constantine was demonstrably anti-Semitic, resulting in horrendous acts of persection and the wall of division between Christianity and Judaism and the Jewish believers.

 

Constantine is said to have adopted the Cross as his battle standard after seeing a cross during the morning sun rise. I ask you, yourselves next morning sun to look directly at the rising sun and while naturally squinting, see what symbol is seen. In the adoption of the “Cross” symbol what is not mentioned is the symbol of the Cross was an earlier symbol of the personage of Mithra, the Roman variation of the son of the Sun God. It predated the birth of Yeshua (Jesus) by at least one hundred years.

Constantine had stamped on the back of the Roman coins during his rule a dedication to Mithra, the son of the Sun God the "Solar Invictus". These were continued to be minted long after he allegedly adopted “Christianity”. When he was said to have adopted Christianity, all he really adopted was the name of Jesus from the early Christians.

At the time his first and most important edict was the eradication of the Hebraic foundations of “Christianity” and super imposed the names onto the pre- existing practices of Mithraism and Sun God worship. This included the change of the appointed day of the Sabbath, the seventh day when God rested, to the first day known as “SUN” day. (Is this sinking in yet?)


God said in the Bible the Sabbath Day was to be a sign of His Covenant between He and His people FOREVER, not until a "New Testament" came, or when He changed His mind (something He doesn't do), but FOREVER. The Sabbath Day was NEVER changed by Jesus or any of His Disciples or Apostles. That was done by later interpreters and the Roman Government; especially under Constantine.

In Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the statue of Mithra still stands to this day. So who do you supposed Christians worship today; the Son of the True and Living God of Abraham,Isaac and Israel, or Tamuz/Mithra/Ra (et al) the son of the “Sun God”?

Bear in mind, Ishtar was also known as the “Queen of Heaven”. This accolade was thus given over to Miriam, the mother of Jesus, with the usual name alteration. Nowhere in the Bible is there a “queen of heaven” mentioned or alluded to as a means of salvation or communicating with the One True God. There is only one Ruler of Heaven, the Lord our God. Even in the depictions of the great Throne of God, there is only One Throne and only One who sits upon it. There is no “his and hers”,“king and queen” thrones in Heaven.

The Bible says, and Jesus reiterates, not one jot, not one tittle will be removed from the law (Torah) until ALL is fulfilled. And how nothing was to be added or removed from the Word of God. Remember, when He spoke those words, the New Testament HAD NOT BEEN WRITTEN YET! So HE was talking only and exclusively of the Old Testament! Has Christ returned yet? Then ALL has NOT been fulfilled has it?! So put back the Teachings or rather "Instructions" (Torah) of God as HE Commanded.

It was explained in previous chapters when the Lord God literally COMMANDED how and when He was tobe worshipped (Lev23). These again are the “moedim”, the appointed days! 

God appointed the correct days and ways to be worshipped, none of which resemble the pagan worship ofthe Sun God or any other gods. The Bible states repeatedly and was reinforced by Jesus Himself that nothing of the Commands of God is to be removed, nor were they to be added to. This means no adding of little nuances of worship to make things allegedly more “meaningful” or “fun”.

No watering down of what God wanted. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees (the precursors of today’s orthodox Rabbinical Judaism) for doing exactly that, adding so many practices and nuances that they made the Commands of God of no effect. The Book of Matthew details this emphatically. All of the Sun God worship practices have become the foundation of Western Christianity and Christian worship. It was later commanded by the Roman Catholic Church that on Friday’s fish was to be eaten. This resembles the sacred day for the worship of the Fish God Dagan. (Please do not take any of what is written or said personally, or as some kind of an attack. This is to inform those who may not be aware of why things are done the way they are.)

 

 

The history, teachings and practices of “Modern Christianity” speak for themselves and serve as evidence that Jesus is not the Messiah of Israel. This is a harsh statement, but by the mere teaching He changed ANYTHING of the Tanak (Old Testament), He is immediately precluded from being the Messiah / Christ. That is a critical test of any prophet or would be messiah.

The Torah states that all mitzvot (commands) remain binding forever, and anyone coming to change the Torah is immediately identified as a false prophet. Deut 13 “If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has spoken in order to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of bondage, to entice you from the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall put away the evil from your midst. (Deut. 13:1-4)

Throughout the New Testament, it is portrayed as if Jesus (allegedly) contradicts the Torah and states that its commandments are no longer applicable.

For example, John 9:14 records that Jesus made a paste in violation of Shabbat, which caused the Pharisees to say (verse 16), "He does not observe Shabbat!"

 

This claim shows He must be but a fanciful manipulation of Scripture to further spread the paganism which brought down Israel and Judah almost three thousand years ago and continue to plague God’s people to this day.


To further stress this point here are a number of violations of Scripture which Christianity teaches
on a regular basis and has for over a thousand years.

 

 

The pagans worship a deity known as the “Queen of Heaven”, her name, or at least one of themwas “Astarte”. "Astarte" just like "Easter" is a variant of Ishtar; so too "Astaroth", all come from thesame root. Even the Roman Catholic Church has elevated and recognizes Miriam or as known by herGreek-English variation “Mary”, to this position as “Queen of Heaven”. The title “Queen of Heaven” ismentioned in Scripture and God rebukes His people for burning incense to her.

Note :  As for the word that you spoke to us in the Name of Adonai, we are not going to listen to you! 17 Instead we will definitely do every word as went out of our mouth—burning incense to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, just as we did, we and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem—for then we had plenty of food, were well off, and saw no calamity. 18 But since we stopped burning incense to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have lacked everything and have been consumed by the sword and by famine. (Jeremiah 44:16-18 TLV)


The women also said, “And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, did we make cakes for her, to worship her, (Today we call them Hot Cross Buns) and pour out drink offerings to her without our husbands’ permission?”

Then Jeremiah said to all the people, to the men and the women, to all the people that were giving him such an answer, saying: 21 “The incense-burning that you offered in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem—you and your fathers, your kings, your officials, and the people of the land—Adonai did remember them, they did come into His heart. 22 Then Adonai could no longer endure it, because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations that you committed! So your land has become a wasteland, a desolation and a curse, without inhabitant, as it is this day. 23 Because you have burned incense, because you have sinned against Adonai and have not listened to the voice of Adonai, nor walked in His Torah, nor in His statutes, nor in His testimonies—that is why this calamity has befallen you, as it is this day.” (Jeremiah 44:20-23 TLV)

Jeremiah was rebuking them for worshiping the queen of heaven, and they replied defiantly they would continue to do so regardless of what Jeremiah or God for that matter, said. Would the Son of the God of Israel command you to do that which is against His own Instructions or Torah? Something which is as the prophet points out, an abomination bringing about the desolation of the land and people?

Where have we worshiped the queen of heaven one may ask? Only the Catholics do such impieties. Not so! The Queen of heaven, the wife of the Babylonian Sun god was known by many names, Astarte, Ashteroth, Ishtar and in the English “Easter”. Her feast day was the Spring Equinox on the first day of the week, the day her husband the sun god, was worshiped, SUN-DAY! Ishtar Sunday is the day the Queen of Heaven is worshiped.

Would the True Messiah actually go against the Prophets? The very same prophets which proclaim His coming? No, that would make the Bible, the Holy Word of God contradict itself.  And since that cannot be the case, your Jesus cannot be the True Messiah.

Consider: “When Adonai your God cuts off before you the nations that you are going in to dispossess, when you have dispossessed them and settled in their land, 30 be careful not to be trapped into imitating them after they have been destroyed before you. Do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods? I will do the same.’ 31 You are not to act like this toward Adonai your God! For every abomination of Adonai, which He hates, they have done to their gods—they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. (Deut.12:29-31 TLV)

The practice of sacrificing children to Ishtar goes back thousands of years. You may claim “But we have not burned or killed our children to other gods”. When the babies were sacrificed to Easter, eggs were died red in the blood of those slain babies.

That practice literally continues to be celebrated and venerated to this day. Yes, it may not be blood of sacrificed infants you are using, but the practice is remembered and venerated by its modern counterpart.

Such practice of sacrificing babies to the foreign gods of stone, wood and precious metals was abhorred by God, a thing hated which makes one empty and barren, by definition an “abomination of desolation”. Would the God of Israel send His Son, the Messiah and King, of the lineage of David to institute that which God has repeatedly said is an abomination of desolation? Of course not; therefore what the "church" today has you doing in Jesus' name tends to show He is not the True Messiah.

This horrific process continues today as millions of babies are sacrificed for the benefit of the parents futures life. Only today we've renamed it as "choice", or "procedure", or "Abortion. The motive and the results are the same. The baby is murdered for the sake of the comfort of the parents. 

If  you have not checked it out already, read   The Sin Paradox, the case against Adam, Eve, and the Serpent

Tammuz
You worship and weep for Tammuz, not the Messiah of Israel. Who is Tammuz?
Tammuz is the son of the Sun God of ancient Babylon and his wife Ishtar and was worshiped by venerating his birthday of Midwinter on December 25. Then later during the Spring with 40 days of fasting after a night of drunken debauchery. The old English word for “Spring” is “Lent”. One day of fasting for each year he was alive, 40 years, 40 days of fasting. Having been killed in a hunting accident by a wild boar, the animal was killed and eaten as the ceremonial ham for the day after the period of fasting on his mother’s annual feast day of Ishtar Sunday, the “Easter Ham”.

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He brought me to the door of the gate of Adonai’s House, which was toward the north. Behold, the women sat there weeping for Tammuz. 15 He said to me, “Have you seen this, son of man? You will again see even greater abominations than these.” (Ezekiel 8:14-15 TLV)

Tammuz is the pagan messiah, also known as Horus to the Egyptians, Mithra to the Romans, Attis to the Phoenicians, Adonis to the Greeks; different languages but the same personage; only now you have named him “Jesus”. Long before Jesus arrived on the earth, Tammuz, the pagan messiah was represented by a symbol that of what we would describe as the capital letter “T”, or rather a “cross”. This symbol was also later used by the Hellenists in representing the so called “new religion of Christianity”.

 

The “Cross” came to be worshiped, venerated, incense burned to it. A graven image made of wood, stone, silver, gold and just about anything else man can carve something out of. Does this symbol worship not violate the Second Commandment regarding graven images? Would God actually send His Son, to institute a religion which violates the very Commandments of God? Absolutely not! It is stated over and over again not to worship,

burn incense to, make offerings to, or venerate any graven image of wood, stone, gold, or silver. This very practice shows Jesus is nothing more than a rehash of a pagan deity and “Christianity” is nothing more than a modern variation of pagan sun godworship.

Ezekiel continues:

He said to me, “Have you seen this, son of man? You will again see even greater abominations than these.”

16 So He brought me into the inner court of Adonai’s House. Behold, at the door of the Temple of Adonai, between the porch and the altar, were about 25 men, with their backs toward the Temple of Adonai and their faces toward the east—and they were bowing in worship eastward toward the sun.


As you can see, what Christians do and teach is purely sun god worship, as was done by ancient Israel just before God allowed it to be destroyed. The prophet Ezekiel clearly points it out as sun worship. He tells how God hates it and punishes Israel and Judah for such practices. But we do it all in the Name of the True God of Israel whose Son is really named Jesus you may say. But as the God of Israel, of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob clearly states in Deuteronomy “take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.

If “Jesus” was the Messiah, the God of Israel incarnate, why would He have a Greek name from a land that spoke Hebrew and Aramaic; and then instruct you to worship against His own Scriptures and commands? Why would He tell you to commit acts of worship which are abominations to God, His own Father? No, sorry, but your Jesus is not the true Messiah. He is obviously a pagan deity you have planted in place of the True Messiah of God’s people.


Rabbi Sha’ul, also known as Paul, who went about teaching about the Nazarene called Jesus, did he really say to no longer worship on the Sabbath day, thus changing Scripture? Scripture as just noted clearly states not to add or take away anything. Even your Jesus said not one jot or tittle would be changed or removed until all things have been fulfilled. Yet what you teach and say about them shows they have done exactly that, changed the days the Lord God commanded, the appointed days of Leviticus 23, the “moedim”; changed the teachings of the Lord your God from not following the practices of the other nations to immersing in those abominable practices; taking them to whole new levels of commercialism, merchandising, materialism, greed and selfishness. These are not of the True Moshiach, God’s Salvation or in the Hebrew Yashua.

Daniel speaks of an evil one who will come who will change times and laws.
 

He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. (Daniel 7:25)

The word used here in the original language for times is “moedim” the very same word for God’s appointed days; the word for “law” in the original language is Torah. As can be seen, that is exactly what your Jesus Christ and Paul did, did they not? They have changed Scripture, changed the appointed times from Leviticus 23 to  Babylonian sun god worship festivals. Changed the Sabbath from the Lord’s Sabbath to the day the sun god is worshiped “Sun Day”. In so doing they have changed the commands of God, changed the “law” or Torah. Would the “True Messiah” of Israel do such a thing, violating Scripture’s instruction to not change, take away or add to Scriptures? Would your Jesus fulfill the prophecy of Daniel as being the evil one who changes the appointed days and torah if he were the True Messiah? Would the True Messiah want to be worshiped as other religions worshiped their pagan messiah, violating Deutermony’s instruction NOT to worship as other nations did? The answer is simple; No. Therefore your Jesus Christ is not the Moshiach, he is just another concoction of man’s fancy and worship of vain false gods; he is therefore a false messiah.

 

Thus says the Lord: “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls. (Jeremiah 6:19)


O Lord, my strength and my fortress, My refuge in the day of affliction, The Gentiles shall come to You From the ends of the earth and say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, Worthlessness and unprofitable things.” (Jeremiah 16:19)

A few questions about the teachings of Jesus: If He is the Messiah, and He rebuked the Scribes and Pharisees for breaking the Torah and keeping their own traditions instead; WHY do you feel you’re permitted to do the same?


However, in closing, it needs to be asked or said, if Jesus IS the Son of God, then He cannot have taught or instructed any of these practices or teachings. It must be asked then, why are they allowed to be continued? Why do you celebrate “Easter Sunday”, venerate the Queen of Heaven, have a “Sunday Ham”, “Weep for Tammuz” in the Spring or Lent, color eggs, worship on Sun Day.


There are only two possibilities to this situation: 1) Jesus is NOT the Son of God, the True Messiah of the world and mankind, and what we call “Christianity” is purely a pagan religion; or 2) He is the True Messiah and those who claim to believe in Him are spreading false teachings and practices in His Name, violating Scripture on a regular basis and leading others to do so.

 

Quoting from the third Indiana Jones film “The Last Crusade”, “It’s time to ask yourself doctor Jones,
just what it is you believe”.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:8)


“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. (Ex 20:8)

 

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts. (Lev 23:23)

 

The Sabbath
3 ‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

 

Everyone who keeps sinning is violating Torah — indeed, sin is violation of Torah. (1John 3:4)

Repeatedly throughout the Bible God rebukes all nations, including Israel for worshiping false Gods, angels and saints. On a number of occasions God commanded ALL idols and graven images to be destroyed as well as their places of worship. Some of those made and offered to Ishtar the fertility Goddess were (without going into detail) of a “sexual nature and purpose”.

The Bible, the true Word of God compares or likens idolatry to a form of spiritual adultery. We are to have NO OTHER GODS but Him. And the third Commandment in the ORIGINAL Hebrew Bible is we are NOT to make ANY GRAVEN IMAGES to be worshiped. Worship includes bowing down to, lighting candles to, burning incense to and praying to. We are NOT to pray to “saints” and “angels” or any of the “hosts of heaven” as the Bible describes them. It is in the Ten Commandments!

The next question, which emphasizes the misuse of pagan sun god practices comes with the ability to understand time and simple math. Can you all count to “three”? If so, then please explain how you get three days and three nights into Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. Why doesn’t this mathematically work? Because we are trying to squeeze Biblical prophesies and truths into a pagan Sun God scenario and form of worship. These are just some things to ponder the next time you are sitting in “Church” looking at the ancient symbols strewn about as “Holy” decorations.


Get BACK to the Bible, "study to show yourself approved", (2Tim2:15) the time is getting late to get right with our Creator. Yeshua is returning and the day is close at hand!. Israel is preparing to build the Third Temple. How much later does it need to be before people realize what is happening? Do not let the Master close the door to His wedding on you, in your face. Many who claim to call upon His Name will be told by Him “I never knew you”. Those are the words of Jesus Himself as a stern warning to get to know him and let Him know you. Turn from the pagan ways, turn to Him, call upon Him with prayers and thanksgiving! He wants all of His children to come to Him. There is no time like the present.

Get BACK to the Bible, "study to show yourself approved", (2Tim2:15) the time is getting late to get right with our Creator. Yeshua is returning and the day is close at hand!. Israel is preparing to build the Third Temple. How much later does it need to be before people realize what is happening? Do not let the Master close the door to His wedding on you, in your face. Many who claim to call upon His Name will be told by Him “I never knew you”. Those are the words of Jesus Himself as a stern warning to get to know him and let Him know you. Turn from the pagan ways, turn to Him, call upon Him with prayers and thanksgiving! He wants all of His children to come to Him. There is no time like the present.

It's time to ask yourself Doctor Jones, just what is it you believe.......

If it seems bad to you to worship Adonai, then choose for yourselves today whom you will serve—whether the gods that your fathers worshipped that were beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will worship Adonai!” (Joshua 24:15 TLV)

(The historicity of some of the information contained here has been challenged and in question. There is no doubt the practices described are of pagan origins; just their inter-relationships and archaeological foundations are not quite as black and white as this discussion appears to present. As always, everyone should research everything on their own. Be true "Bereans" as you study Scriptures, History, Cultures and other related subjects. There is no doubt or question as to the Biblical practices described.)