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SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT THE TRUTH

SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS OF OTHER RELIGIONS

The purpose of this writing is to show the common misconception of many people about the truth. I did not indicate the name of religions because it speaks of the general but perhaps as you may read you may be able to find to whom people it speaks the misconception of the teachings of those religions.

JESUS IS GOD?

There is no writing in the Bible that speaks Jesus as God coequal with the Father. John 1:1 speaks of the Word who is a “god” and not as the God.

Proverbs 8:12 – 32 speaks of the Wisdom which is the personification of Jesus. In verse 22 Wisdom was said to be created or founded. He is the first of God’s works. Jesus was made in the very beginning, at the first before the world began. Verse 30 and 31 mentioned that he was like an architect or master worker or a craftsman and he was beside Jehovah God. Wisdom of God is not created. It was in him from the eternity as he exist eternity. See for his eternal qualities at Psalms 90:2 wherein one of his qualities that he possesses from eternal is his wisdom. See Revelation 3:15 in which Jesus was called the very beginning of the creation of God or the origin of all God’s creation (TEV). Here we can clearly see and understand plainly that Jesus was the firstborn of all creation (first created who belongs to the class of creation and preeminent to all creation of God) – Colossians 1:15.

For further proof of Jesus is not God but “a god”, please see the links below.

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/trinity-a-false-doctrine-of-a-false-church/

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-underlying-truth-in-john-11/

JEHOVAH IS NOT THE NAME OF GOD?

Many people of the so-called Christianity speaks that Jehovah is not the name of God. However, many Bible versions not only NWT writes the name of God as Jehovah. Please see the link here (https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/the-divine-name). In King James Version (original) you can see that Jehovah is the name of God in Psalms 83:18 and in Psalms 68:4 it has a short form of his name as Jah (Yh in Hebrew) which is coined word of the praising word “hallelujah” in the book of Revelation. If Jehovah is not the name of God, then what name it should be given to him when Romans 10:13 requires by God to call him upon his name? Some people say that it is the Lord Jesus Christ. Again, the Trinity have proven faulty based on above and the links above so is it really Jesus Christ who is separated from Jehovah? No. This quote of Paul was taken from Joel 2:32. Why is TEV like that? It is so far with the exact translation? Sounds being biased again with their doctrine, aren’t they? Here is interlinear bible of the said verse: (http://www.interlinearbible.org/joel/2.htm) Notice verse 31 it says that before the Great Day of God has come or the Armageddon, there are still signs to be seen and that in verse 32 that whoever CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED. Who is the one spoken about that? It is none other than Jehovah, the God Almighty. Thus, it is require for the people to call the name of God in order to have salvation in the coming Great Day of Jehovah. So, does the name of God require us to have salvation? If Jehovah (YHWH or JHVH) is not correct then what name should we call upon to have salvation which is a requirement of God? Read Isaiah 40:26; Psalms 147:4 wherein the names are important to Jehovah that even stars he had given names and he call all of them according to their names. Acts 15:14 speaks of the people called for the name of Jehovah. Is it for only first Christians before? No. These also refer to the modern Christians today. You can read Isaiah 43:5 – 10. Verse 5 speaks that the witnesses of God will be from the east unto the west thus it includes the entire earth. Read Mark 13:10 in which it speaks that it is needed first to preach the good news to all nations. Verse 7 speaks again of those who call upon the name of God. Who are those people who call the name of God that teaches true word of God?

Psalms 33:12 NWT

JESUS IS ONLY A MAN?

Some people believe that Jesus is only a man or a prophet of God who has no pre-existence. Is he really a man? Or was he came from heaven and identified as the Son of God? The following are proofs that show that he has pre-existence in heaven.

Micah/Mikas 5:2

The one spoken about here is Jesus who was born in Ephrath or Bethlehem. Jesus was said to come from the beginning or indefinite time.

John 1:14

The Word was said to became a flesh (a man) that is Jesus became human when he came on earth in which in John 1:1,2 he was identified as the one who is with God.

John 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.

John 10:36 do YOU say to me whom the Father sanctified and dispatched into the world, ‘You blaspheme,’ because I said, I am God’s Son? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, do not believe me.

1 Corinthians 15:45 – 47

45 It is even so written: “The first man Adam became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46Nevertheless, the first is, not that which is spiritual, but that which is physical, afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is out of the earth and made of dust; the second man is out of heaven. 

John 3:13 Moreover, no man has ascended into heaven but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man.

John 6:38 because I have come down from heaven to do, not my will, but the will of him that sent me. 

John 6:62 62 What, therefore, if YOU should behold the Son of man ascending to where he was before?

ALL RIGHTEOUS WILL BE ON HEAVEN?

Many religions in Christendom believe that the righteous people will live in heaven and does not believe on a paradise earth. Some people believe that the paradise is in heaven and others believe that there is a literal new earth. Are these teaching really uphold the truth?

In Corinthians 15:35 – 50 speaks of resurrection. Verse 35 questions of what kind of body will the resurrected will have. Paul gave a firm answer in verse 38 and 40 to which he mentioned that there is a kind of heavenly bodies and there is a kind of earthly bodies. Verse 50 speaks of resurrection who will be on heaven and those are the ones who must die first (verse 43 – 44) since resurrected for heaven will become spiritual being in relation to Colossians 1:18, 1 Corinthians 15:49; Romans 8:29, here resurrected people will have the image of Christ just as he died they will also die and resurrected in order Jesus to be called the firstborn of all the brothers (in heaven). Jesus is also the firstborn from among the dead who became spiritual being. The same would happen with those who have heavenly hope. They will die and be resurrected as spiritual beings. Now what shows that they are special ones? The next paragraph talks about those who have earthly hope. There is no resurrection for heaven that discusses resurrection for heaven but there is one in Psalms 68:18 which states, 18 “You have ascended on high;
You have carried away captives;
You have taken gifts in the form of men,
Yes, even the stubborn ones, to reside [among them], O Jah God.

The one ascended on high and have taken men to live on heaven is none other than Jesus for he is the one who revealed the purpose of God in those who will live on heaven. It is identified as Jesus in Ephesians 4:8 – 10 which states, 8 Wherefore he says: “When he ascended on high he carried away captives; he gave gifts [in] men.” 9 Now the expression “he ascended,” what does it mean but that he also descended into the lower regions, that is, the earth? 10 The very one that descended is also the one that ascended far above all the heavens, that he might give fullness to all things.

EARTH WILL BE RESTORED

Proverbs/Kawikaan 2:21, 22

21 For the upright are the ones that will reside in the earth, and the blameless are the ones that will be left over in it22 As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth; and as for the treacherous, they will be torn away from it.

It says the upright and blameless ones are the ones who will remain on earth. They are the ones who will remain in the land (still on earth).

Psalms/Awit 37:9, 11

9 For evildoers themselves will be cut off,
But those hoping in Jehovah are the ones that will possess the earth.

11 But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth,
And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.

It says the meek ones will inherit the earth.

Psalms/Awit 104:5  He has founded the earth upon its established places;
It will not be made to totter to time indefinite, or forever.

It says that earth will remain forever.

Genesis 13:15 because all the land at which you are looking, to you and to your seed I am going to give it until time indefinite.

Genesis 48:4 And he went on to say to me, ‘Here I am making you fruitful, and I will make you many and I will transform you into a congregation of peoples and I will give this land to your seed after you for a possession to time indefinite.’

Ezekiel 37:25 And they will actually dwell upon the land that I gave to my servant, to Jacob, in which YOUR forefathers dwelt, and they will actually dwell upon it, they and their sons and their sons’ sons to time indefinite, and David my servant will be their chieftain to time indefinite.

Joel 3;19, 20

But as for Judah, to time indefinite it will be inhabited, and Jerusalem to generation after generation. 21 And I will consider innocent their blood that I had not considered innocent; and Jehovah will be residing in Zion.”

Matthew 5:5  “Happy are the mild-tempered ones, since they will inherit the earth.

Isaiah 24:6 That is why the curse itself has eaten up the land, and those inhabiting it are held guilty. That is why the inhabitants of the land have decreased in number, and very few mortal men have remained over.

Isaiah 24:13 – 16

13 For thus it will become in the midst of the land, in among the peoples, like the beating off of the olive tree, like the gleaning when the grape gathering has come to an end. 14 They themselves will raise their voice, they will cry out joyfully. In the superiority of Jehovah they will certainly cry out shrilly from the sea. 15 That is why in the region of light they must glorify Jehovah, in the islands of the sea the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel. 16 From the extremity of the land there are melodies that we have heard: “Decoration to the Righteous One!”

LITERAL HELL OF FIRE and IMMORTAL SOUL?

Please see the link below.

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/the-truth-about-soul-and-hell/

Genesis 2:7 7 And Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man came to be a living soul.

Ezekiel 18:4, 20

4 Look! All the souls—to me they belong. As the soul of the father so likewise the soul of the son—to me they belong. The soul that is sinning—it itself will die.

20 The soul that is sinning—it itself will die. A son himself will bear nothing because of the error of the father, and a father himself will bear nothing because of the error of the son. Upon his own self the very righteousness of the righteous one will come to be, and upon his own self the very wickedness of a wicked one will come to be.

The interlinear for these verses are below. Please look the Strong’s number for the Hebrew word in verse 20 of the word person which is also soul.

http://www.interlinearbible.org/ezekiel/18.htm

James 5:20 know that he who turns a sinner back from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

http://www.interlinearbible.org/james/5.htm Thus, the soul is subject to death when someone is wicked.

Please see this link for complete biblical proofs:

https://fromthesunrising.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/the-truth-about-soul-and-hell/

IMAGES AND IDOLS

Exodus 20:4,5

4 “You must not make for yourself a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above or that is on the earth underneath or that is in the waters under the earth. 5 You must not bow down to them nor be induced to serve them, because I Jehovah your God am a God exacting exclusive devotion, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons, upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation, in the case of those who hate me;

Deuteronomy 5:8, 9

8 “‘You must not make for yourself a carved image, any form like anything that is in the heavens above or that is on the earth underneath or that is in the waters under the earth. 9 You must not bow down to them or be led to serve them, because I Jehovah your God am a God exacting exclusive devotion, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons and upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation, in the case of those who hate me;

Isaiah 42:8 “I am Jehovah. That is my name; and to no one else shall I give my own glory, neither my praise to graven images.

Psalms 115:4 – 8

4 Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of the hands of earthling man.

5 A mouth they have, but they cannot speak;
Eyes they have, but they cannot see;

6 Ears they have, but they cannot hear.
A nose they have, but they cannot smell.

7 Hands are theirs, but they cannot feel.
Feet are theirs, but they cannot walk;
They utter no sound with their throat.

8 Those making them will become just like them,
All those who are trusting in them
.

We can see that those who are making those images will be just like them what more with those who use them for worshiping.

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THE FALSE PROPHET AND THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS

IDENTIFYING THE FALSE PROPHET IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION

Revelation16:13 And I saw three unclean inspired expressions [that looked] like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the wild beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 They are, in fact, expressions inspired by demons and perform signs, and they go forth to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.

Verse 14 shows that they are the ones who inspired by demons and making signs and wonders around the world. Well, certainly there is no single person or group that would refer to these identities. How do we say that? It says they are going forth to the kings of the entire inhabited earth. Who’s group represented by a single person would go to kings all over the earth and would lead or deceive them or whose person would lead the world against the truth? Continents have different religions. There are Islams, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christian denominations etc. So definitely, no single group or a single person can conquer or deceive the heart of the people of the world. Islam is different with the teachings of Christianity, so as the Buddhism to Hinduism. So by this the false prophet can refer to another identity. So let us identify the identity of the False Prophet.

Mark 13:21 “Then, too, if anyone says to YOU, ‘See! Here is the Christ,’ ‘See! There he is,’ do not believe [it]. 22 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will give signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, the chosen ones. 23 YOU, then, watch out; I have told YOU all things beforehand.

This is also the same in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 where the Man of Lawlessness or the Son of Destruction were used by Satan to give signs and wonders to misled the people. Please read my other blog below entitled “The man of Lawlessness as the False Prophet”.

The actions of the false prophets mentioned by Jesus in Mark 13:21 were the same in the Revelation 16:13. They are both performing signs. Giving wonders to the eyes of the people.

Matthew 7:15 “Be on the watch for the false prophets that come to YOU in sheep’s covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves.

Why there is a single false prophet mention in the Revelation, when in fact there are lots of false prophets in the world who are making wonders and signs in the sight of the people? Would it make a difference against the other false prophets? There is no difference between these verses. They all fall to as the false prophet. All preachers who tell lies or unscriptural teachings belong to Satan for Satan is the Father of Lie. – John 8:44. Those false prophets tell lies as what mention in 1 Timothy 4:1 – 2 which says, “However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons, 2 by the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, marked in their conscience as with a branding iron; …”

So the False Prophet mention in Revelation was already foretold in 1 Timothy 4:1. These people were inspired by the teachings of demons. He is not just a single person but referred to people who belong to “the hypocrisy of men who speak lies”. We can definitely agree on it through the words of Jesus in Mark 13:21.

Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean inspired expressions [that looked] like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the wild beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

Some people may think that this unclean inspired expressions show as in speaking of vulgar or obscene words. People are seeking for a false prophet that would speak of vulgar or obscene and bad words. I doubt if there is a false prophet claims to be a real prophet who would speak of vulgar and obscene words in public. Well, these false prophets would definitely speak in gentle words to gather many people. Just like Satan is portraying as an angel of light. So how come the false prophet speak of unclean words or expressions? Clean words don’t show only decency of words but rather showing purity and truthfulness. The words of God are clean for he never lie (Titus 1:2). Once a person teaches of things he thinks and never consider the truth in the Bible, then can you say his words are pure and clean? Of course it is not. A true preacher follows the verse below.

Titus 2:6 Likewise keep on exhorting the younger men to be sound in mind, 7 in all things showing yourself an example of fine works; showing uncorruptness in your teaching, seriousness, 8 wholesome speech which cannot be condemned; so that the man on the opposing side may get ashamed, having nothing vile to say about us. And also this verse.

2 Peter1:2 May undeserved kindness and peace be increased to YOU by an accurate knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 for as much as his divine power has given us freely all the things that concern life and godly devotion, through the accurate knowledge of the one who called us through glory and virtue. 4 Through these things he has freely given us the precious and very grand promises, that through these YOU may become sharers in divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Of course if you have an accurate knowledge from God and from Jesus, then certainly you will also have an accurate knowledge to teach with the other people.

God’s people have talked and wrote the Scriptures through the Holy Spirit of God. They were inspired by Jehovah. – 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16.

On the other hand false prophets were inspired by demons and Satan – spreading false teachings to people.

Identifying the Man of Lawlessness as the False Prophet

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no one seduce YOU in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. 4 He is set in opposition and lifts himself up over everyone who is called “god” or an object of reverence, so that he sits down in the temple of The God, publicly showing himself to be a god. 5 Do YOU not remember that, while I was yet with YOU, I used to tell YOU these things? 6 And so now YOU know the thing that acts as a restraint, with a view to his being revealed in his own due time. 7 True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work; but only till he who is right now acting as a restraint gets to be out of the way. 8 Then, indeed, the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of his presence. 9 But the lawless one’s presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents 10 and with every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth that they might be saved. 11 So that is why God lets an operation of error go to them, that they may get to believing the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.” – NWT

Verse 4 of the said chapter shows he is ready to oppose gods and to an object of reverence [object of worship in other translations]. Well some people could be gods both good and bad – 1 Corinthians 8:5. Now, let us focus on the highlight word “object of reverence” or “object of worship”. Definitely reverence is a word which determine for a good thing. A person can acquire reverence or respect if he can show and earn a status which is acceptable to Jehovah. So by this we can be sure that this lawless man is against the good things or simply not giving respect on the truth in the Bible. My first understanding before here is that this person is used by Satan to denounce the false religion. But I have changed my conception. If this is a single person that will be killed by Jesus on Armageddon (see the preceding verse of it) then how come he, with a false teachings in himself, would used by Satan against the false teachings? It was said in Mark 3:22 – 26 that Satan could not be against himself or a kingdom cannot stand against the kingdom itself.

9 But the lawless one’s presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents 10 and with every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth that they might be saved.

We know a lie cannot correct another lie. Thus a deception would not lead to truth but leading again to another deception of false teachings. We also know that anyone who is against the truth is a transgressor. Therefore, the word “deception” here refers to the deception of the false prophets that bring perish to those who listen to them. Thus the son of destruction in verse 3 is not a single person. Satan would not be against himself. Would Satan give a chance for the other strayed people to get out from the false religion and let them enter to a true congregation of God? I don’t think he would do in favor of the truth because Satan is the Father of lie. – John 8:44 Why would Satan give a chance for the other people to find the truth? The truth is he would do everything to mislead the people. Verse 11 shows God is allowing the error to the strayed people for them to believe the lie so that they will be judged by God. Who is the “son of destruction”? If you are going to look what Jesus said on John 17:12 which states, ” When I was with them I used to watch over them on account of your own name which you have given me; and I have kept them, and not one of them is destroyed except the son of destruction, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled.”

He mentioned that none of his apostles have been destroyed except with the son of destruction. We know that one of his apostles namely Judas Iscariot betrayed him. This was the one whom Jesus referring to. The term destroy means there is no life after all, life had ceased already, no chance of having life again. Satan is the cause of death beginning from Adam and Eve. He is the reason for the death of mankind. The wicked people were considered as the sons of the wicked one, none other than Satan. – Matthew 13:38.

Verse 9 and 10 says that the lawless man one is under the power of Satan. Also Satan would not allow the truth to be seen by the people. He would always want to mislead the people. So this transgressor identified as “the lawless man” that Satan is telling lies to other people and bringing them all through the judgment of Almighty God. So I would also agree with the JW that these are the false prophets around the world.

2 Corinthians 11: 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps transforming himself into an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing great if his ministers also keep transforming themselves into ministers of righteousness. But their end shall be according to their works.

Verse 10 says the payment or retribution came to them (judging them by God) because they did not accept the love of truth for them to be saved. People around the world are rejecting the word of God which is being brought by his people, the Jehovah’s Witnesses. They believe on what most people say about JW and not examining the truth on the Scriptures that they present. These people who are in false religion were tickled their ears by the teachings of the false prophets. Jehovah would not let a person be misled if this person is really seeking for the truth. He would always send a minister or find a way to let this people be on his congregation. However, a person who is against JW and never listen or entertain them would not have the truth even he prayed for a million times to Almighty God because that person himself keeps rejecting the truth.

The links below talks about 666 and the Wild Beast.

http://www.watchtower.org/e/20040401/article_01.htm

http://www.watchtower.org/e/20040401/article_02.htm

The links below talks about the Anti-Christ.

http://www.watchtower.org/e/20061201/article_02.htm

http://www.watchtower.org/e/20061201/article_01.htm