Many Hebrew Israelite men teach there will be plural marriages in the kingdom of heaven. This is not true according to what the Messiah said in Matthew 22:
23The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 24Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 25Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: 26Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 27And last of all the woman died also. 28Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. 31But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, 32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
Notice the Messiah told the Sadducees, who would have been considered scholars today, Messiah told them " Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God,"
He went on to say "For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
The scripture Hebrews use to support their multiple wives in the kingdom of God is this-
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
Now at first glance it seems as if this scripture is supporting their teaching of plural marriage in the kingdom, until further inspection. Always read scripture within it's context of surrounding scriptures, and also within the confines or rules of all scripture... This is why I posted what the Messiah said first, and then compare the false doctrine of plural marriage in the kingdom to that. But lets go ahead and inspect what the surrounding context to Isaiah 4:1 by first reading Isaiah chapter 3 for context...
In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, 19The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, 20The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, 21The rings, and nose jewels, 22The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, 23The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
24And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
25Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
26And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
Notice, The scripture says "in that day". In that day it is speaking of, the lovely things will be taken away from the woman. The jewels and beautiful things will be taken, the beautiful clothing will be taken, the normally sweet smell is turned is now become a stench, well set hair is replaced by baldness, and instead of beauty there will be burning and sackcloth. The men also shall fall by the sword, and the gates of the city lament and mourn, being desolate. These are the things that will happen "in that day" when seven women will take hold of one man.
Also note, seven women take hold of one man in verse 1 of chapter four . They will take hold of one man and will provide their own food and raiment , only asking to be called by his name (implies marriage) to take away their shame. But there of a few problems with this situation being considered as something in the kingdom of God.
1. As shown before, There will be no giving in marriage, nor will they marry in the kingdom of God, according to Messiah!
2, These women still have their shame, and there is nothing shameful in the kingdom of God.
3. These women are willing to provide their own raiment and food, but in the kingdom all these things are provided for already.
4. In the kingdom, a woman wouldn't need to take on a man's name to take away her shame
Isaiah chapter 4:1 seems to be speaking of either the time Israel was sacked in 70 AD, even to this day we live in, where many are now taught and accepting plural marriage, and the men teaching this now, many use the practice of plural marriage to line their own pockets and households, while many "wives" work outside the home, providing their own raiment and food, only in exchange for the man's name they think takes away their shame.
The Shroud of Turin, also called the Turin Shroud (Italian: Sindone di Torino, Sacra Sindone [ˈsaːkra ˈsindone] or Santa Sindone), is a length of linen cloth bearing the negative image of a man. Some believe the image depicts Jesus of Nazareth and the fabric is the burial shroud in which he was wrapped after crucifixion. Historical and scientific evidence points to it being a medieval creation. It is first securely attested in 1390, when a local bishop wrote that the shroud was a forgery and that an unnamed artist had confessed; radiocarbon dating of a sample of the fabric is consistent with this date.
It is kept in the Cathedral of Turin, which is located next to a complex of buildings which includes the Royal Palace of Turin, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud (located inside the Royal Palace and formerly connected to the Cathedral) and the Palazzo Chiablese in Turin, Piedmont, northern Italy.
The Catholic Church has neither formally endorsed nor rejected the shroud, but in 1958 Pope Pius XII approved of the image in association with the devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus. Pope John Paul II called the Shroud "a mirror of the Gospel" Other Christian denominations, such as Anglicans and Methodists, have also shown devotion to the Shroud of Turin . Diverse arguments have been made in scientific and popular publications claiming to prove that the cloth is the authentic burial shroud of Jesus, based on disciplines ranging from chemistry to biology and medical forensics to optical image analysis. In 1988, three radiocarbon dating tests dated a corner piece of the shroud from the Middle Ages, between the years 1260 and 1390. Some shroud researchers have challenged the dating, arguing the results were skewed by the introduction of material from the Middle Ages to the portion of the shroud used for radiocarbon dating. However, all of the hypotheses used to challenge the radiocarbon dating have been scientifically refuted, including the medieval repair hypothesis,
the bio-contamination hypothesis and the carbon monoxide hypothesis.
The image on the shroud is much clearer in black-and-white negative - first observed in 1898 - than in its natural sepia color. A variety of methods have been proposed for the formation of the image, but the actual method used has not yet been conclusively identified. The shroud continues to be both intensely studied and controversial
Asking whether or not the Shroud of Turin could be the image of the beast, or whether or not it will play a future role in end time deception may seem far fetched to some, but considering today's technology and the advancement in cloning, is this really as far fetched as it may seem at first?
Scripture says the second beast in Revelation causes the people to create an image unto the first beast, and then the second beast gives the image life and the power to speak.
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed
Life as defined in the bible is the breath of life and also life is in the blood. So the image will become an actual living breathing man.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood:
The bible says the 2nd beast had power to give life unto the image of the beast. It didn't say God gave the image life, but rather power was given unto the beast to give life unto the image that it should speak. I have heard many theories claiming the image will be various types of inanimate objects such as television sets , artificial Intelligence, and even the bible, but that is not what the bible says.
The image will actually have life. It doesn't matter how alive something appears to be, if it is an inanimate object, it isn't alive. Again, life as defined in the bible is the breath of life and life is found in the blood. So, how will the second beast be able to give the image life? Will the image be a clone?
Most theologians believe the first beast of Revelation is Rome. If Rome is in fact the first beast, why would the second beast want people to worship Rome unless it has a kinship to Rome? Rome is the 1st beast and the image the second beast will commission to be created in the image of the first will be in the likeness of Rome and a living breathing image of a man perhaps?
We know there has been an image of a false messiah worshiped in the so-called church throughout the world for several centuries. This false image is promoted in the churches as the savior is a gentile image. This is not about race necessarily, but it is about a mindset. The gentile mindset refuses to repent and is a proud mindset of superiority.
What you are proud of, you can not repent of, but will create a false idol in your own likeness. Many gentiles today, instead of allowing themselves repent of their ways, truly being born again, allowing the process of being recreated in God's own likeness, instead hold to the mindset of grafting their culture and traditions into messiah rather than simply repenting of their own dead works. I believe continuing in that mindset will prepare the world to accept the counterfeit Christ, created as an image or representation to the beast. Whether that image is the Shroud of Turin, or some other image. Although many scientist believe the shroud to be a fake, this may not stop the image from being cloned someday and even worshiped.
Revelation 1:14 is one of the scriptures some will use as their last checkmate when trying to prove G-d is a white man. First I would like to address what should be the obvious, and that is the fact that G-d isn't a man, but is a spirit.
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
ANOTHER SCRIPTURE SHOWING DESTINCTION BETWEEN GOD AND MAN
Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
So to set it straight, "God" is not a black man, nor is he a white man no matter what color his head and hairs were!
Now I will address the verse in Revelation 1:14 about head and hairs being white like wool; as white as snow...
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
The simple answer is- The bible often makes reference to something called a "hoary head". Leviticus 19:32 explains that “hoary head” is connected to “old man.” In fact, “hoary” is defined as “white or gray haired; aged.” In other words, the expression “hoary head” actually refers to the gray hair of the elderly.
When the bible speaks of his head and his hairs being white, it is only speaking of the hairs of his head, and the facial hairs such as the beard , eyebrows, mustache...It is not meant to imply God is a white man, nor that his face itself is white, nor more than when someone is called a hoary head in the bible, is it referring to their face being gray, but only the head (hairs on head) and the facial hair of that person.
When you think of the word "holiday" you most likely don't think of it as a holy day unless you are a practicing pagan, Satanist, or witch.
The word holiday comes from the Old English word hāligdæg (hālig "holy" + dæg "day"). The word originally referred only to special religious days. The modern use varies geographically. In North America, it means any dedicated day or period of rest or relaxation.
Just as Israel had holy days which were established by YhWh, the ancient pagans (Gentiles), had the holy days which were established based upon their belief system of idol worship, and seasons. Most pagan holy days involved an offering or sacrifice of some sort, whether it be a burnt offering of animals, or humans, or the participation in some type of feast of revelry with drink offerings that the congregants would themselves consume. Even in today's modern-day observance of these pagan holy days, participants naively hold feasts, partake of alcoholic beverages, give gifts to one another, and in the more plainly obvious celebration of Halloween, the giving of gifts (sacrifices) to demons and the dead as a type of appeasement
Many people would argue these holidays (holy-days) are harmless fun, but what does the bible say about partaking in these gentile holy days?1 Corinthians 10:20
“But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.”
So according to 1 Corinthians 10:20, the Gentiles sacrifice to devils and not to God. So think about this for a moment if you will, Even though man will profess loudly, "Jesus is the reason for the season" during Christ-mass time on December 25th, Is Jesus really the reason for the seasonal celebration observed during the winter solstice, a pagan holy day... Of course not! Again, according to the bible, it is a sacrifice to devils or fellowship with devils
I have often mistakenly thought King Agrippa was paying Paul sort of a compliment in the passage below. I thought Agrippa was saying or implying that Paul had preached to him so eloquently, so persuasively, that Agrippa was sitting on the fence between doubt and belief. But looking further into the passage and the etymology of the word "Christian" has convinced me otherwise.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
What does Christian mean?
EcretinPronunciation /ˈkrētn/ /ˈkritn/ Translate cretin into Spanish
But what does the Bible say about these Cretians?
12One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
WAIT! Before anyone becomes offended remember, the wisdom of this world is foolishness to G-d, and the wisdom of G-d is foolishness to this world.
So, although it seems to turn out the term "Christian" was meant in a derogatory way, those who obey the gospel , although looked upon by the world as idiots, ought not be ashamed for their faith and obedience .
1 Peter 4:15-17
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Although the Cretians were often seen as evildoers, Peter in the above scripture is telling the believers to not suffer as a person who is an evildoer, but if you are to suffer as a Christian, or someone thought of as an (idiot/fool), don't be ashamed.
1 Peter 2:12
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
No wonder the Apostle Paul said these things-