The love of the truth
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan,
with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish,
because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion,
that they should believe the lie,
12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth
but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Both Yeshua (Jesus) and the early followers of Yeshua (Jesus)
were persecuted for their faith by both Jewish and Roman leaders.
In 64 AD Emperor Nero blamed followers of Yeshua (Jesus)
for a fire that broke out in Rome.
Many of them were brutally tortured and killed during this time.
Under Emperor Domitian (81–96 AD), it was illegal to follow Yeshua (Jesus).
If a person confessed to be a follower of Yeshua (Jesus), he or she was executed.
Starting in 303 AD, the followers of Yeshua (Jesus) faced the most severe
persecutions to date under the co-emperors Diocletian and Galerius.
This became known as the Great Persecution.
Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Constantinus) 272–337 AD
The Roman Empire that Constantine was born into was one of chaos and anarchy.
Civil wars, invasions and diseases were rending the empire so badly that
the era is regarded as the Crisis of the 3rd Century.
Constantine became Roman Emperor in 306 AD and ruled for 31 years.
At the time, Rome ruled the world and pagan practices were the norm.
Most of the civilized world worshipped Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite-
and other pagan gods.
Drunkenness and festivals were common in day-to-day life.
But also Constantine had a problem.
What was he to do with the followers of Yeshua (Jesus) who were
spreading rapidly ??
They did keep their strong faith even if they were tortured and killed.
So far all Roman Emperors had persecuted the early followers of Yeshua (Jesus)-
but were not capable of stopping them.
Constantine realized that he cannot stop them either.
He did not join them but he gave birth to a new religion around another
counterfeit Greco- Roman Jesus side of them.
With another spirit and another gospel.
It was not Yeshua (Jesus) or the first apostles but Constantine who gave birth
to a new religion called Christianity.
The Christianity was born in Rome and became the official religion of Rome
in 324 AD.
Constantine also made Christianity the main religion of Rome.
The Christianity became the Roman Empire’s sole state religion through the
Edict of Thessalonica 380 AD as decreed by the emperor Theodosius I along
with co-emperor Gratian.
Soon Constantine also started to built churches-
Rome’s earliest churches date from the 4th century.
Constantine also began claiming land in the Promised Land for the
Christian Church through his mother Helena.
During her visit in 326 to 327 AD, Helena identified where key events may
have taken place in Yeshua’s (Jesus`) life and Constantine built churches
at those locations.
Congregation stood firm
But the followers of Yeshua (Jesus) met as congregation every day secretly
in their houses- they literally lived their lives together.
They never were part of the new religion Christianity.
Unfortunately, Our God Yahweh or Yeshua (Jesus) have never commanded anyone
to found a church or churches: denominations, organisations or buildings.
The Solomon`s Temple in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) once was the only one building
Yahweh our God did command to build and to go to.
You don’t need to go to church.
You are the church.
3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,
4 who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks,
but also all the assemblies of the Gentiles.
5 Likewise greet the assembly that is in their house.
Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:4
4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus
we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received,
or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
2 Corinthians 11:14
14 And no wonder!
For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
In the group of Constantine`s closest advisers there were bishops such as
Hosius, Lactantius and Eusebius of Caesarea.
Most probably the real 1st Christian Pope in Rome was St. Sylvester I with almost
22 years of papacy (Jan 314- Dec 335 AD)- and he also was a church-builder.
In general, Rome’s earliest churches date from the 4th century.
Constructions began 324-325 AD and under St. Sylvester I was built
(by order of Contantine):
- The Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest public church in Rome.
- The Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, in Rome (despite of the name), earlier the temple of Sol Invictus.
- Old St. Peter’s Basilica (4th-16th centuries), was in Vatican City.
The Pantheon was built around 118 AD and was originally a temple dedicated
to all the Roman gods.
In the 7th century the Pantheon was transformed into a Christian church.
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva was once a temple to the Egyptian goddess Isis,
though at the time it was thought to be to the Greco-Roman goddess Minerva-
also a Christian church since 8th century.
Ancient Rome was full of temples dedicated to pagan gods.
The Romans just put crosses on the roofs, lots of icons and at least one jesus hanging
on the cross inside the pagan temple and voilà; the Christian churches were ready.
Preaching for the money also started
Constantine also appointed the group of converted Christians to high positions
in many parts of his empire.
His new Christian ministers had special privileges.
He also extended many benefits to pagan priests who got up to Christian ministers.
For example, they received monetary support from the Empire and didn’t pay taxes.
The Roman Emperor Constantine established himself as the head of the
Christianity around 313 AD, which made this new religion the official religion
of the Roman Empire.
Constantine envisioned Christianity as a religion that could unite the Roman Empire,
which at that time was beginning to fragment and divide.
Somehow, the Christianity served as a revitalization movement
that arose in response to the misery, chaos, fear, and brutality of life
in the urban Greco-Roman world.
As head of this new religion, Constantine merged Christianity with pagan beliefs,
myths and traditions to be suitable as many as possible.
Ever wondered, how did pagan Romans accepted Christianity even if they
executed Yeshua (Jesus) the Jewish Messiah and many Jews after that ??
Constantine outwardly supported the new religion Christianity,
but still worshiped the sun (the sun god Sol Invictus= the unconquered sun),
pagan symbols and was devoted to Mithraism.
In 321 AD Constantine legislated that the celebration of the Day of the Sun
should be a state holiday- a day off for everybody.
Pope Sylvester I (314–335 AD) finally decreed that “the rest of the Sabbath
should be transferred to Sunday”.
Constantine also had his eldest son Crispus, 2nd wife Fausta and the husband
of his favorite sister executed.
First 300 years after Yeshua (Jesus)
Rome was heavily influenced by Greek mythology and
the practice of Emperor worship (also known as the Imperial Cult).
For example, Julius Caesar was a god then, and as his heir,
Augustus was the son of a god.
Thus, most inhabitants of Rome were polytheistic- they worshiped several different
gods and demigods depending on their own situations and preferences.
Constantine also desired to blot out any links between Christians and Jews.
Even so that Yeshua (Jesus) was a Jewish Messiah.
When theological differences began dividing Constantine’s Christian empire,
he called together the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD.
The first manmade doctrines and explanations of the Bible were born.
Same intention continued at the Council of Constantinople 381 AD-
among other things, the non-biblical doctrines as Trinity and
Replacement Theology were officially born.
For the first 300 years the Gentile followers of Yeshua (Jesus) kept also the Passover.
One of the earliest entrances of Sun Worship into the Christian church was through
the spring pagan festival celebrated in honor of Eostre.
Old English Eostre continues into modern English as Easter.
The festival honored a goddess Ishtar.
Ishtar was a goddess of war and sexual love in Mesopotamian religion.
Ishtar is the Akkadian counterpart of the West Semitic goddess Astarte.
This spring festival eventually became the Christian festival of Easter,
completed with eggs and rabbits- both ancient pagan symbols of fertility.
At the Council of Antioch in 345 AD,
Christians were banned from celebrating the Passover.
Then at the Council of Laodicea in 363–364 AD,
the Biblical Sabbath was outlawed.
By this time, all things Jewish were understood to be totally incompatible
The biblical faith of “The Way” that the Jewish Messiah and His Jewish
followers started was officially buried over these 300 years,
and the new religion called Christianity arose.
The Roman Catholic Church has many many myths.
They have crying statues and Yeshua`s (Jesus`) shrouds…
One of them involves with Constantine:
“Constantine suddenly saw a bright flaming cross in the sky
and upon it the inscription:
In hoc signo vinces- In this sign conquer.
Constantine orders his soldiers to inscribe crosses on their shields.
By the way, millions were killed later during the bloody Crusades (1095 AD-1230 AD).
These soldiers have also the same mark (cross) on their shields…
However, Yeshua (Jesus) died on Roman execution stake, not on a cross.
Facts –> Cross or Stake ??
Another RCC`s myth
Constantine ended Roman persecution of Christians.
Pagan Romans persecuted the followers of Yeshua (Jesus).
And of course Jews- but not Christians.
This is impossible, because Constantine just now created Christianity.
Later also Christians persecuted Jews.
Link –> Persecutions of Jews
Christians and the Bible
Could there be the word Christian in the Bible ??
The New Testament was written during the 1st century.
Constantine gave birth to Christianity in the 4th century.
So, the answer is NO- it would be simply infeasible.
If there is the word Christian in the Bible,
it is an inclusion; a change of a word.
People were called Nazarenes in the Bible,
because they followed Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth.
The faith of the Jewish and Gentile followers of Yeshua (Jesus)
was originally called the Way.
8 So I answered, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said to me,
‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.’
14 But this I confess to you,
that according to the Way which they call a sect,
so I worship the God of my fathers,
believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets.
The Dark Ages 500-1500 AD
During the Dark Ages the Roman Catholic Church burned Bibles along
with their owners.
Many people are unaware of the fact that there was a long period of time,
when the Roman Catholic Church forbid the reading of the Bible.
Not only did the Mother Church forbid the reading of the Bible,
but the Roman Catholic Church also forbid having possession of a Bible
in one’s own home.
The thought was that the less knowledge that people had,
the more easy it would be to rule them.
Otherwise they might question some of the Roman Catholic Church’s actions
The Roman Catholic Church also commanded in the Church Council of
Toulouse 1229 AD:
“the laity should not be permitted to have the books of the Old or New Testament;
we most strictly forbid their having any translation of these books.”
Christianizing the Jewish Messiah
If Christians had access to the Bible in its entirety,
not only the limited editions that the clergy presented,
they might have noticed that:
The word “Jew” appears 202 times in the New Testament,
with 82 of these citations in the Gospels.
The term “Christian” never appears in the Gospels at all,
for the obvious reason that there was no Christianity during
the life of Yeshua (Jesus)- only Judaism.
Readers of the Gospels might also have noted
that when Yeshua (Jesus) wasn’t addressing the multitudes of Jews,
He was teaching in synagogues and was attending Jewish Holy Days.
And His disciples called him rabbi.
Since the Gospel writers couldn’t keep Judaism out of Yeshua`s (Jesus’) life story
and ministry- without the Judaism there would be no story-
they invoked the ban on the Bible while Christianizing Yeshua (Jesus) with
selective and edited stories that they conveyed to the public.
The Christianizing process, along with erasing Yeshua`s (Jesus’) Jewish identity,
continued throughout the Medieval and Renaissance periods.
Some deadly dangerous Christian lies
You are not saved by becoming a member of a Christian church or
converting to Christianity (or Judaism or any other religion).
The Bible does not tell that Christians go to heaven or are saved.
The Bible tells that born-agains are saved:
3 Jesus answered and said to him,
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again,
he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to Him,
“How can a man be born when he is old?
Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered,
“Most assuredly, I say to you,
unless one is born of water and the Spirit,
he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh,
and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Do not marvel that I said to you,
‘You must be born again.’
Sinner`s prayer & more lies
In the New Testament you will not find that salvation is about accepting Jesus.
Nowhere in the New Testament you are called to accept Jesus into your heart.
In the New Testament you will not find anything like sinner`s prayer.
The sinner`s prayer only leads people to Christianity and in a Christian church
but nowhere else further- people stay in unsaved status and without the Holy Spirit.
Nowhere in the New Testament you are called to convert to Christianity-
nor Judaism or any other religion.
The Bible does not tell that once saved, always saved would be true.
King Saul lost his salvation and King David was about to lose his salvation;
what makes you think that you are always saved ??
5 Jesus answered,
“Most assuredly, I say to you,
unless one is born of water and the Spirit,
he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
38 Then Peter said to them,
“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;
and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
A Prayer of Repentance
A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him,
after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Link –> Salvation
Link –> Only 1 Gospel
Today, Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the world with
more than 2 billion followers.
But nothing else; just a religion among others.
The Christian teachers teach and the Christian preachers preach Christianity-
not from the Bible- because their manmade doctrines come from the Christian
And they lead many many astray and to hell.
The real gospel is totally missing.
But true love does not tell you what you want to hear.
True love always tells you the truth !!!!
There are numerous denominations within Christianity, many of which differ
in their interpretation of the Bible and understanding of the church.
The Christianity also has many sects having differing views, uphold separate
traditions and worship in distinct ways- just to be suitable as many as possible.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven say:
Come out of her, my people,
so that you will not share in her sins,
and so that you will not receive any of her plagues,
5 because her sins have reached heaven
and God has remembered her crimes.
What to do ??
Pray for desire for the Word.
Read your Bible much and regularly.
There is no shortcut.
Let the Holy Spirit teach you !!
In a year, your life renews totally !!!!
20 You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them,
And did not withhold Your manna from their mouth,
And gave them water for their thirst.
12 For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in My name,
He will teach you all things,
and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
1 Corinthians 1:10
Divisions in the Church
10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you,
but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
1 John 2:27
27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you,
and you do not need that anyone teach you;
but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things,
and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you,
you will abide in Him.
If you bro or sis read this far,
be strongly blessed in Yeshua`s (Jesus`) name.