INTRODUCTION TO GOD
Virtually everyone in the
world has heard about that book called ‘The Bible‘; which supposedly is
a written account, produced by several people, and chronologically compiled,
over several thousand years, about a supernatural being whom, supposedly,
is the creator of heaven and of earth and, supposedly, has the power to
torment, destroy or preserve menkind, as he deems fit.
first book of this compilation, this entity, whom is referred to as ‘God’,
is revealed to us as the creator of the earth, beast and men.
same book we can also read how this entity creates a garden he names ‘The
Garden of Eden’, then reveals himself to a man named ‘Adam‘: according
to the writer, the first human this God created, from clay, placing him
in this ‘Garden of Eden‘, to keep it.
God then forbids Adam to eat from, or even touch, a tree which is positioned
in the centre of ‘The Garden of Eden’, which he called ’The Tree of Knowledge
of Good and Evil’; for if he would eat from it, he would surely die.
and for Adam, this God then proceeds to create a female, using a rib from
his first creation, Adam. We are then told that Adam, having named all the animals
created by God, named this creature ‘Wo-man’, for, said he, she was taken
from Man. And he then named her, now his wife, Eve.
One day, as Adam and
Eve walk through the Garden of Eden, a speaking snake persuades Eve
to eat from the forbidden tree; for, said the snake, God was deceiving
her and she would be like God, if she ate from the tree, knowing good and
evil. Eve eats from the tree and gives also Adam to eat, and he eats
also. Now their eyes are opened; they become aware of their nakedness,
and feel shame. So from vegetation they make clothing and get dressed.
then walk in the garden, God calls upon them and demands an explanation
for what they have done, and they answer. God then curses the snake that
it from hence forth must crawl over the earth. The punishment of
Eve is that her suffering shall increase greatly and that she shall give
birth to her children in sorrow and that she shall be servant to her husband
and that he shall rule over her. The penalty of Adam is that the
ground shall be cursed because of his transgression, and that in sorrow
he shall eat thereof, all the days of his life. Do note that the
penalties the snake, Adam and Eve here received are carried forth unto
all snakes and humans unto this day and beyond.
This God, according to the
writers, now having revealed himself as ‘Almighty’ to men and beast, proceeds
to reveal himself to humans through the calling and charging of chosen
man, woman, and even an entire nation (the Jews), a small nation enslaved
by the Egyptians. We read that those that follow him, his instructions
and commandments they call ‘saints’ and his personal messengers they called
‘prophets’. According to the writers, this God vocally spoke to his
chosen prophets, though they could not see him; the prophet then told the
Jewish people what this God had told them to tell them.
We are told story after story, written by the Hebrews, as this God leads
them to what he calls ’The Promised Land’ which is the land we today know
as Israel. Throughout this journey they are given more and more laws by
this God and, to further affirm his authority as ‘supreme commander‘, not
only to the present but also to coming generations. This God also gives
to one of his prophets (Moses) ten commandments which first his people
(the Jews) and later the whole world must obey: and if they do not they
receive earthly punishment and eternal damnation.
We read how the Jewish people
follow this God they claim to be above all other Gods, visible or invisible.
In fact, they claim this God to be the only God and all other Gods fictional
write how, on their own request, this God appoints kings to govern the
Jews, which he calls ‘His People’, his chosen nation. He also appoints
a heritable line of priests, from the family of Aaron, to perform his ceremonies,
such as sacrifices and the anointing of a king with oil, which is poured
over the kings head, and only then is he King of Israel.
We read how one king (Solomon) was granted the privilege to ask for anything
he desired and it would be granted by this God. Solomon asked for
‘Wisdom’ and received that from this God; and hence he supposedly became
the wisest man in the world. Then we read that this Solomon also
breached commandments of this God and received punishment.
They tell the story of a man stronger than a whole army, (Samson) fighting
hundreds of man alone and defeating them every time, until he is betrayed
by a woman with whom he commits fornication. She discovers the secret of
his strength and destroys it. This man is now taken through severe
suffering by his God; but regains strength and destroys an entire palace,
taking many lives, including his own , by removing weight-holding pillars
with his bare hands.
Another of their stories is the story of Job, according to this God, the
only man without sin ever to have lived (sin being that which this God
forbids). This man, obeying his every law, was laid bare before the devil
to do with as he pleased, and so did Satan made him very ill, destroyed
his herds, caused his friends to ridicule him as he yet followed this God
and moved not, until this God restored him in greater glory.
The writers tell us how the
Jews followed their God, and how those Jews that did not follow were punished.
They sinned, served and suffered as they followed their leaders to the
land of Israel (The Promised Land). They produced written records
of what they claim to have occurred and they wrote songs and prayers.
These records are now bound in a book they know as the ‘Hebrew Bible‘,
the first five books of which are known as ‘The Thora‘ (the law); and all
these books, with added historic books, not included by the Hebrews but
by the Christians, and the ‘New Testament’, are known as ‘The Christian
We read how the prophets
of Israel predict many things to the Jews and how all are killed
in Jerusalem. We read how one such a prophets begs this God for mercy
to make him die rather than to continue with his calling and how his wish
is mercifully grated by this God.
We read how Isaiah, in both Judaism and Christianity, regarded as the greatest
prophet this God has ever called to mediate between him and men, tells
the Hebrews about the coming of a Messiah (a saviour) whom shall be off-spring
from one of the past kings of Israel - King David. He also
reveals this man’s name as the name ‘Joshua’ (Jesus) and tells of a man
that shall come before this Jesus, referring to this man as ’One crying
in de wilderness’, he also gives to the people another few signs in an
attempt to reveal to future generations, without doubt, the man whom they
claim was born in Bethlehem and appeared in Nazareth as Jesus, as the one
this Isaiah prophesised, the Messiah.
Jesus, The Messiah (the
saviour), The Christ (the anointed one), Christ
This God, having passed many
laws to the Hebrews in the Old (The First) Testament, now selects a virgin
from amongst them to bring his son (Jesus) upon the earth; according to
this God, only so that he could reveal to the people ‘The New Testament‘,
suffer, then die for the sins of not only his chosen people, the Hebrews,
but for the sins of all mankind; because the testament this Jesus revealed,
was not only for the Hebrews, but for all the nations.
One now considers how somebody can die for another’s sins (sin being what
this God defines it to be)? Reading the accounts given, one can only
conclude that if the people of the earth did not transgress as they did
this Jesus would never had to come with a new testament and would never
have to die because of it; so this God reveals that this man died for that
which he defines as ‘our sins‘.
We read how this baby Jesus
was born and was saved from the Romans, whom were seeking to kill him,
killing many newborn babies in this attempt.
The story reads that a man prophesied to come before this Jesus cried aloud
through the dessert, calling the people to Repent and Baptise in the name
of Jesus Christ: this meaning they should believe in Christ, feel sorrow
for their sins, then be immersed by one of his followers in water.
Then we read how Jesus himself came to this man named John, known as ‘John
the Baptist’ and was baptized by him.
After his baptism, Jesus
begins to preach his Gospel, declaring it 'The New Testament', containing
a new doctrine and a new law which, according to his God, replaces the
‘Old Testament’, doing away with many of the old laws given to the Jews
to observe and much of the old doctrine.
According to all the records known to have been written, he initially selects
twelve man whom they call his ‘Disciples’ and later ‘Apostles’ and they
call him Rabbi (Teacher) and all that follow them they referred to as “Saints”
and later also as “Christians“.
As he teaches, this Jesus speaks much in parables and proverbs; he confirms
that the Ten Commandments given in the Old Testament still ought to be
observed but that the Sabbath day of rest no longer needs not be observed
by men, where this is not desired as, he states, “The Sabbath was made
for men and not men for the Sabbath”.
He also ads two commandments to the ten commandments given to Moses upon
Thus making the commandments
to be followed by his followers not ten but 12 commandments.
His doctrine discards of the priesthood and, moreover, next to the new
doctrine he also gives new sacraments to be observed by all that follow
him (and not only by the now absolved priest of Israel): the sacrament
of ‘Breaking of bread’ also called Communion or Eucharist, and that of
‘Repentance and Baptism‘.
Later, nearing his crucifixion, he also selects forty random people to
preach his Gospel to all that would hear and promised the people that followed
him that they would receive all that they, asked him for and believed they
received. He promised them everlasting life in heaven, and stated that
they shall be priest of his God after heir resurrection into heaven.
The Jewish priest of the
temple and many of the people were infuriated and plotted with the Romans
to kill him. So this Jesus travelled and preached his Gospel to his disciples
and to many of the people they moved among on their journey.
The Gospel this Jesus thought was a new doctrine; teaching that his followers
must love their neighbours and their enemies, be forgiving, and that they
must not judge others on transgression of the commandments
- the latter as a group new Christians were about to stone Mary Magdalene
Dwelling among thieves, harlots,
fornicators and all manner of sinners, preaching his Gospel, this man was
mistaken for several dead and living persons: Elias - a prophet;
one of the dead Saints; and John the Baptist. He used the self
reference: The Son of Men (from God and a human); and his disciples used
the name first mentioned by the old testament prophet, Isaiah -The Anointed
One : Christ (the anointed one), Messiah (the saviour), Rabbi (religious
During his journey this man, is said to have cured the ill instantly,
divided five loafs of bread between five thousand people and called a dead
man back to life in front of many witnesses.
Much of the doctrine of this
Jesus was lectured in fairly plain language, but in parts of his lectures
he used proverbs or sayings. And though his disciples plead with him to
use plain language, he did not heed them but continued using clouded lines
to pass on his message. For example, we read: “whoever believes in
me shall never die“. But yet we are given a range of commandments, by the
pain of exclusion from his protection on earth and eternal death, meaning
the second death, as this God calls it (death of the spirit through burning
in ever-lasting fire); for not following these commandments he also regards
a sin. Moreover, he tells the Christians that to transgress against one
of these commandments is to transgress against all of these commandments.
By now the reader will also chew over the meaning of “Believe in me” in
this context; but one can only conclude that it does not mean to
say that one only has to believe that this God exists to receive that which
he is promising his followers, but also follow his doctrine and commandments.
Amid a sea of proverbs and parables from his own mouth, this Jesus, through
an Apostle, also quotes: “They that lay with mankind (homophiles) shall
not inherit the kingdom of heaven”, and his followers decided that it was
logic that if this is true for mankind it is also true for womankind: meaning
that gays and lesbians engaging in gay-sex shall not inherit the kingdom
Note that Jesus told the
Apostles that he shall spiritually inspire them what to say and write,
so that the bible could be produced.
Jesus, knowing when and where
he was to die, mentioned this to his disciples, much to their regret. They
vowed to defend him, but he eased them assuring them that he must die.
We also read how Jesus pleads with God to, if at all possible, spare
him this faith.
after this we read how Jesus and his Apostles sit at supper
- this is called 'The Last Supper' by the Christians.
Before the supper begins, Jesus addresses the Apostles and tells them that,
in memory of him, they should do the following: break a piece of
bread and drink a sip of wine, for the wine is his blood shed for them
and the bread is his body in The New Testament'.
In the book of Acts we read how the Christians follow this command in their
houses before they started to eat supper.
We read how this Jesus is
chased by the Romans and betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas.
He is taken to Jerusalem and crucified by the Romans.
At either side of Jesus were also crucified a murderer and a thief, they
admitted that they believed he was the son of God and that he was innocent
but that they were guilty and deserved the punishment. He pardons
them and guarantees them that they shall be in heaven with him that very
We read how in the ninth hour Jesus screams out " My God, my God, why have
you forsaken me!?". Then he screams once more and dies. Simultaneously
an earthquake occurs, the temple wall splits in two and the dead Saints
arise from their graves and walk among the people. Those who executed
him behold all these things and are overcome by fear, one of them now verbally
admitting that this truly was the son of God.
We next read of the turmoil
that follows and how Jesus resurrects from the dead and first appears to
Mary Magdalene, one of his disciples. We must believe that is body
has vanished from the grave where it was protected by a guard and a huge
stone, so heavy it could only be moved by the combined strength of several
After his miraculous resurrection
Jesus then appears and delivers to his Apostles the baptism with fire,
which he promised them. The twelve are there baptized with flames
of fire, receive the holy ghost and now suddenly speak the languages of
all the nations 'Speaking in Tongues', Christ called this.
After this the Apostles had the power to pass on the Holy Ghost by laying
their hands on the people whom were baptized with the baptism of John
- the Apostles called it the baptism of repentance.
Having read this whole book called 'The
New Testament / The Gospel' one can only conclude the following:
1) to be a Christian
is to follow Jesus Christ as a repented, baptized person: a ‘Christian‘.
2) one whom believes
that Jesus Christ is the son of God, but does not follow him as a repented and baptized
person, is a believer.
3) one who does not
believe that Jesus was The Messiah i.e. the Son of God, can not be baptized:
for save one believes all and everything about Jesus, and what he taught
to be the truth, they cannot repent: and Jesus says that the lukewarm shall
not enter heaven.
a) the entity which
those who believe proclaim by the name of God, commands that all people
follow the doctrine of his son, Jesus, whom was/is the embodiment of him:
God. And those who refuse to do so are condemned to everlasting fire upon
the burning earth after the second resurrection, which is the resurrection
of the unbelievers.
According to this man, Jesus, the dead shall arise from their graves and
live again. They shall hear their judgement: and after this they either
live forever in heaven as 'priest of God' or burn in the everlasting fire
which shall consume the earth.
b) the followers of
Jesus (Christians) must very seriously live by the 12 commandments and
the doctrine of Christ or else they are condemned.
JAM 2: 10
For whosoever shall keep
the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
c) believers must
repent, then baptize in the name of Jesus Christ in order to be re-born
and become a ‘Christian‘. Now they receive a better live on earth and evelasting
live in heaven.
d) once believers
have baptized they are Holy, for once they are born again of water, they
are ready to receive the Holy Spirit also, and it shall be sent as they
have prayed for it.
ACT 26: 18 To
open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the
power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and
inheritance among them which are sanctified (made holy) by faith
that is in me.
e) Christians of today,
unlike those whom back then received the holy ghost through the hands from
the Apostles, or from one whom received the holy ghost from an Apostle,
must pray for the holy ghost, their master, Jesus, told them. LUK
11: 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit
to them that ask him?
f) Jesus does nat
teach that Christians must wed Christians, and Paul gives his own opinion
on the matter, with the following instruction:
CO1 7: 14 For the unbelieving
husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified
by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
g) after the baptism
Christians may not divorce their partners, save for adultery, for sodoing
they would force their partner to commit adultery - and they would
also commit the same offence.
h) baptized Christians
whom have divorced may not engage in sexual intercourse with married or
engaged persons, for that would be fornication and they would be condemned.
Thus they must be extremely cautious.
i) the followers of
Christ (those baptized) may not commit fornication, nor adultery, adultery
being one of the ten commandments, first given to the Jews in the old testament
and fornication given to Christian under inspiration of Christ through
one of his Apostles, as a warning in the new testament. Fornication is
sexual intercourse with engaged persons and adultery sexual intercourse
with married persons. All are equal as Christians: thus this stands for
CO1 6: 9
Know ye not that the unrighteous
shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves
j) Christians ( the
baptized believers ) whom deliberately, willingly sin after their baptism
HEB 10: 26 For
if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth,
there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
HEB 10: 27 But
a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which
shall devour the adversaries.
k) this new testament
explains that the only forgivable transgressions (not sisns) are 'accidental
transgressions' (missing the mark) , such as feelings of hatred towards
evil people, for God acknowledges that none is righteous.
ROM 3: 10 As it is
written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
l) the followers of
Christ may not be lukewarm but must seriously follow all the commandments
and the whole doctrine, else they are (spewed out) condemned.
REV 3: 16 So
then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee
out of my mouth.
Surely, this is a serious
burden to bare for those who become Christians. But Christ tells them:
MAT 11: 29 Take
my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and
ye shall find rest unto your souls.
MAT 11: 30 For
my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Of course it is of utmost importance
that you read the whole paragraphs to which each of my ‘reference text
cuts’ pertain; so that you may confirm that I have used these ‘reference
cuts’ appropriately: within their context.
any organization defining themselves as 'Church', but yet reject,
what I in my conclusion have demonstrated to be the truth, as an
is not a 'Church of Christ', but a 'Church of men'.