It is the responsibility of the body of Yahshua to be a light to this dark world (Matthew/Matit’Yah ha Levi 5:14 – 16; Ephesians 5:11; Revelation 1:20). By our example and by our words (Matthew 12:36) we are to lead to and proclaim Yahshua the Messiah the Lamb of Yahveh (John/Yahanan 1:29). We cannot ignore the deception that Satan has put on this whole earth (Revelation 12:9). It is our calling to put our house in order, and examine ourselves (I Corinthians 11:28; II Cor. 13:5) so that we can remove the “mote” out of our own eye, to help our brothers in Yahshua (and those Yahveh has yet to call) remove the “mote” out of their eye (Matthew 7:3 – 5).
Today we have clear evidence that the “Mother of Harlots” (Revelation 17:5) and the two horns like a lamb in Revelation 13:11 is speaking about the Catholic "Church" in the west/Orthodox "Churches" in the east and Protestant “Churches” scattered around the world. If we are founded on the Apostles/the Messengers, Prophets/Nabiym and Yahshua Mashiyach the chief corner stone (Ephesians 2:20) we will believe what the Word of Yahveh stirred Daniy'Yah/Daniel to write down by inspiration of the Kodesh Ruach (II Peter/Kefa 1:21). Daniel wrote that “...knowledge shall be increased” at “the time of the end”:
Daniel: 12:4: But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
The accumulation of that knowledge is what we now know as history. From the historical evidence that has been saved and collected since man could write, and especially since the time of ancient Yisrael, and when Yahshua Ma-shiy-ach walked on the earth in the flesh (I John 4:2), the body of Yahshua knows clearly by what organizations Satan has used to deceive the whole world (Matthew 24:5; Revelation 12:9; 13:11). To deny the historical record would also mean for those who claim they believe in Yahshua the Messiah (Matthew 24:5), they would have to deny the historical record of Yahshua and the miracles He did. It is this denial of the past that leads people to believe that the holocaust never happened (which is an outright lie). It’s the denial of Yahshua as the Messiah by the children of Yisrael: [House of Yisrael by their fruits (Mat. 7:20 “Traditional Christianity”) denies Him (John 6; Ezekiel 4:13), the House of Yahudah who out right denies Him (John 6: Ezekiel 4:13)], that Yahveh has blinded the heathen world not to remember the holocaust, which will lead to the “Great Tribulation”/"Ya'akob's Trouble".
The clear proof of Baal worship by the Catholic/Orthodox and Protestant “Churches” is irrefutable by those who love and seek the truth (Psalm 119:142; John 17:17; Exodus 20; 31:18; I Kings 8:9; Revelation 11:19; 12:17; 14:12). If you do love the RabbiYahshua, which He is the truth (John 16:6) than you MUST “...come out of her...” (Revelation 18:4).
This is from Easton’s Bible Dictionary:
(1.) The name appropriated to the principal male god of the Phoenicians. It is found in several places in the plural BAALIM (Judg. 2:11; 10:10; 1 Kings 18:18; Jer. 2:23; Hos. 2:17). Baal is identified with Molech (Jer. 19:5). It was known to the Israelites as Baal-peor (Num. 25:3; Deut. 4:3), was worshipped till the time of Samuel (1 Sam 7:4), and was afterwards the religion of the ten tribes in the time of Ahab (1 Kings 16: 31-33; 18:19, 22). It prevailed also for a time in the kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 8:27; comp. 11:18; 16:3; 2 Chr. 28:2), till finally put an end to by the severe discipline of the Captivity (Zeph. 1:4-6).
The priests of Baal were in great numbers (1 Kings 18:19), and of various classes (2 Kings 10:19). Their mode of offering sacrifices is described in 1 Kings 18:25-29. The sun god, under the general title of Baal, or "lord," was the chief object of worship of the Canaanites. Each locality had its special Baal, and the various local Baals were summed up under the name of Baalim, or "lords." Each Baal had a wife, who was a colourless reflection of himself.
(2.) A Benjamite, son of Jehiel, the progenitor of the Gibeonites (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36).
(3.) The name of a place inhabited by the Simeonites, the same probably as Baal-ath-beer (1 Chr. 4:33; Josh. 19:8).
I want you to notice in Easton’s description he said the “priest of Baal were in great number.” See how Yahshua the Messiah speaks about future events in Matthew 24:5 about people coming in His name claiming they represent him (like the Messengers did) and how they have a will deceive “many”:
Matthew: 24:5: For many shall come in My name, saying, I am "Christ"; and shall deceive many.
It is “Traditional Christianity” through the Catholic/Orthodox and Protestant “Churches” that the whole world has primarily been introduced to the Messiah. The Catholic “Church” alone claims 1.1 billon followers. This was very clear when I witness the deceived masses on television and newspaper flocking to respect the death of their leader (Matthew 16:26) John Paul II. There were even Protestant organizations for the first time going to respect this man (Luke 6:26).
Next notice that the “priest of Baal” were in “various classes”, I’m not totally sure if these “various classes” are broken down into rank or by wealth or by both. What comes to my mind when I think of this is the way economic classes are split up today. You have your High class (the wealthy), Middle class (Those getting by) and Low class (the poor). You will see this today with the various temples that “Traditional Christianity” builds (Hosea 8:14) in “various classes” of neighborhoods. Compare this to the early Ekklesia/called out/moed of YaHVeH we see they sold all their goods and shared and distributed as needed:
Acts: 4:32: And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Acts: 4:33: And with great power gave the Messengers witness of the resurrection of the Rabbi Yahshua: and great favor was upon them all.
Acts: 4:34: Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
Acts: 4:35: And laid them down at the Messengers feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
I believe as time approaches closer and closer to the “Great Tribulation” that the body of Yahshua will have to return to this form the early Ekklesia/congregation practiced, primarily because of the persecution we will be receiving for proclaiming the truth (Matthew 24:9; 10:17 – 20). I believe the “two witnesses” and 144,000 will be the last “Chosen” (Matthew 22:14) men of the body of Yahshua that will have the chief responsibility of going to leaders of this worlds government (many leaders in this worlds government in the west are of Catholic and Protestant organizations).
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Easton’s description of what the worship of Baal really is, is made clear when he says:
“The sun god, under the general title of Baal, or "lord," was the chief object of worship of the Canaanites.”
It is obvious that “Traditional Christianity” is carrying on the traditions of men, of unbelieving men (Mark 7:7) when they continue in Sunday worship, Easter, Christmas... and many other pagan customs they keep today. They have learned the way of the heathen (Jeremiah/YirmiYah 10:2).
This is the historical record we find written by Edward Gibbon in his book THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE VOLUME I Chapter XX
The Motives, Progress, and Effects of the Conversion of Constantine.
Legal Establishment and Constitution of the Christian, or Catholic, Church
“…The Christianity of Constantine must be allowed in a much more vague and qualified sense; and the nicest accuracy is required in tracing the slow and almost imperceptible gradations by which the monarch declared himself the protector, and at length the proselyte, of the church. It was an arduous task to eradicate the habits and prejudices of his education, to acknowledge the divine power of Christ and to understand that the truth of his revelation was incompatible with the worship of the gods. The obstacles which he had probably experienced in his own mind instructed him to proceed with caution in the momentous change of a national religion; and he insensibly discovered his new opinions, as far as he could enforce them with safety and with effect. During the whole course of his reign, the stream of Christianity flowed with a gentle, though accelerated, motion: but its general direction was sometimes checked, and sometimes diverted by the accidental circumstances of the times, and by the prudence, or possibly by the caprice, of the monarch. His ministers were permitted to signify the intentions of their master in the various language which was best adapted to their respective principles; (7) and he artfully balanced the hopes and fears of his subjects, by publishing in the same year two edicts; the first of A.D. 321. which enjoined the solemn observance of Sunday, (8) and the second directed the regular consultation of the Aruspices. (9) While this important revolution yet remained in suspense, the Christians and the Pagans watched the conduct of their sovereign with the same anxiety, but with very opposite sentiments. The former were prompted by every motive of zeal, as well as vanity, to exaggerate the marks of his favour and the evidences of his faith. The latter, till their just apprehensions were changed into despair and resentment, attempted to conceal from the world, and from themselves, that the gods of Rome could no longer reckon the emperor in the number of their votaries. The same passions and prejudices have engaged the partial writers of the times to connect the public profession of Christianity with the most glorious or the most ignominious era of the reign of Constantine…(11) But the devotion of Constantine was more peculiarly directed to the genius of the Sun, the Apollo of Greek and Roman mythology; and he was pleased to be represented with the symbols of the god of Light and Poetry…”
REMEMBER THE WORSHIP OF BAAL IS RELATED TO SUN GOD WORSHIP!
Do you remember what the Messenger Paul/Saul said?
2Corinthians: 11:14: And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an malak of light.
The Messenger Saul was not stupid! He knew the history of ancient Yisrael, and he knew what they fell into and what lead to the House of Yisrael and eventually the House of Yahudah’s defeat as a nation, and House of Yisrael being hidden (House of Yisrael = USA and UK are the shepherd tribes Psalm 83:3/"YOUR hidden ones") and scattered around the world (John 7:35). The House of Yahudah is NOT hidden they are call "YOUR people" in Psalm 83:3 .
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