Many Nations

Many times the scripture uses the phrase many nations. It has been common to understand that phrase in a general way to include various nations of the world or all of the different nations of the world.

Let me suggest that the context of that phrase has been ignored. Let me suggest that if one carefully checks the Greek and the context that at times that phrase does not represent a general world wide group of all nations.

We are told three times in scripture that Israel would fulfil these prophecies.

To Abraham.

Genesis 17:4-6, “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. And your name no longer shall be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham. For I have made you a father of many nations. And I will make you very fruitful, exceedingly. And I will give you for nations. And kings shall come out of you.”

To Jacob.

Genesis 35:11 “And God said to him, I am God Almighty; be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall be from you. And kings shall go forth from your loins.”

To Ephraim.

Genesis 48:19 “And his father refused and said, I know, my son, I know. He also shall be a people, and he shall become great. But his younger brother shall become greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.”

In Genesis 48:19 the word translated multitude actually means a fullness of nations. Interesting. Those are all very physical promises. Spiritualizing those verses adds to or changes the original meaning. To do so is another gospel.

With people falsely believing the Jews are Israel, this prophecy has been ignored and forgotten just like the promise of a new promised land outside of the old home of Israel, 2 Samuel 7:10.

My suggestion is that when you see the phrase many nations in the new testament, consider that the many nations are the nations of Israel. I know in some verses this is the answer. Now I plan to look at all of the instances of the phrase many nations.

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Who Gives the Increase

John 6:44 “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

This is a some what ignored verse. Preachers and missionaries like to brag about how many people they have saved. They tend to ignore this verse. We are to preach, but only God can give the increase. It is not a real increase when incentives are offered.

1 Corinthians 3:7 “So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.”

So for almost 2000 years God has seen to it that He has given the increase to one people. For the most part only one people have followed the Christian religion more than any other people. There are many scriptures that support who are the true physical people of God based on what they would do, such as take the Gospel to the world while forming many nations. Has anyone wondered why there are so few Jews who claim Christ and will state that Christ is the Son of God?

Consider that the world is up side down and that the Jews are not Israelites. God, the Potter, has not called them. Christ told them they can not hear His voice and follow Him.

John 10:26 “But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.”

Jacob’s brother Esau, who is Edom, was at the time of Christ and is also today found in Jewry. It is Edom, who is also known as Mount Seir, who is the the subject of Ezekiel 35.

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Why is Interracial “Marriage” not Taught as Sin

Are your morals from the Christian Bible or are they from society or political correctness? Are you sure?

If I use as an example the command “Thou shall not kill”, only the most left leaning politically correct person today would argue that there are times when murder, for that is what we are really discussing, would be acceptable. They have already been calling for the murder or re-education of political opponents, namely Christians. Most of us though would agree that murder is always wrong. Killing is only permitted as scripture judges.

How about Thou shall not commit adultery? This one may be more difficult for Christians to believe. In the Hebrew and Greek the word translated adultery means to adulterate, to mix, to miscegenate. At this point many Christians will have a reaction to the idea that mixed race “marriages” are not marriages at all before God. Scripture in fact calls for the death penalty for intercourse between the races.

My preacher has never taught that will be one response. Another having nothing to do with marriage is “We are all one in Christ”. By the way, if that were a valid response then one should consider that men can marry men and women can marry women. The reason your preacher was not taught this is two fold. One is the tax status 501c3. Churches are not required to have it and at one time it was the wrong status for churches. Regardless it requires that any teaching done from that church not violate public policy. Same sex and interracial “marriages” are public policy.

Your preacher at your 501c3 tax churches may speak against public policy, but let me tell you what can and has happened. A visitor may come in and tape record your preacher teaching against same sex marriage or find some literature against it. Monday morning he goes down to the IRS and files a complaint against your church. If found true the IRS can take everything. They can seize all assets of your church. To add insult to injury, the guy who turned your church in, gets ten percent of the proceeds.

So why send out newly trained preachers ready to lose it all. The other reason it may not be taught is that because one hundred years ago no one in their right mind would have even suggested same sex or interracial marriages. To preach against either would have been considered redundant and disgusting.

Either way the Hebrew and Greek tell us the truth. Adultery includes miscegenation. The Hebrew word translated bastard has the meaning to alienate, a mongrel. Between those two words and several other instances, some hidden in the Greek throughout the scripture no one would ever consider either interracial “marriage” nor same sex “marriage” as righteous.

Let me suggest one find the article “What is a Cake Not Turned” here at this site. Also watch in scripture for all the occurrences of mixed or mingled people. Here is what the Greek actually says in one verse.

Philippians 2:15 “That you may be blameless and unmixed, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse race, among whom you shine as lights in the world.”

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No Need for a Spiritual Israel

The Bible is a legal document. It contains several contracts. The contracts were made by God with specific individuals or groups of people. Some contracts include conditions on actions taken or behavior by a party to the contract.

Let’s say that you are 60 years old and you just found out that an enormous inheritance was supposed to have been yours when you were 20. The inheritance had been stolen by some people that not only hate your family, but have been murdering some of them for years.

This is what has been going on in scripture. Those who are anti-Christ have falsely claimed the inheritance. To make you feel better about it they have taught us that we qualify for a spiritual inheritance after we die.

The inheritance is ours now. However in order to access it we must follow the terms of the contract made with our people by God. Follow God’s Law and we will be blessed in the here and now.

Scripture teaches that we as a people would forget that we are the heirs, that we are Israel.

Isaiah 42:19a “Who is blind, but my servant?”

Isaiah 1:3 “The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.”

Romans 11:25 “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the nations be come in.”

The false heirs, the fake Israelites hate Christ and Christians. With people thinking they are Israel an entire new teaching had to be created spiritualizing verses to try and make sense of scripture and creating a new people, a spiritual Israel. A great deal of scripture is ignored because of this.

God never changed or modified any contract in scripture to change the people with whom it was made. For someone to teach that the contracts made with Israel, promises made to Israel alone, are now for another people are participating in the robbery of the inheritance.

Daniel 2:44 “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.”

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Basic Bible Truth

The bible teaches some truths that apply to God’s people. All of this was logically accepted truth many years ago. The fact that it even needs to be discussed is a sorry reflection on our current society. The fact that people argue with you and deny the facts when presented with clear scripture is a stain on the preachers who speak lies to their congregations.

Jeremiah 13:23 “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.”

Romans 9:17 “For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.”

Could Pharaoh have been saved? Did God give him the opportunity? Scripture says that Pharaoh hardened his heart, but Scripture also says that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart.

Romans 9:21 “Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?”

The scripture twice says that God hates Esau, Malachi 1:3 and Romans 9:13. It also says that God would have continual warfare with Esau’s children. Genesis 36 twice says Esau is Edom. “Edom is in modern Jewry” is a quote from the Jewish Encyclopedia. So among today’s Jews is the forever enemy of God and Christians.

There are several instances in the scripture where God told Israel to totally destroy an entire city or people leaving no one alive. None of them were offered salvation. In Ezra and Nehemiah, Israel sent away the mixed multitude and their wives and children who were foreigners. No one tried to convert them or just divorce them. Divorce is only valid for marriages recognized by God.

Ezra 9:1-2 “Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.”

Nehemiah 13:3 “Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.”

Have any of you ever asked what Law in scripture requires the separation of other people? Many say, Oh, no they were sent away because of religion, not that they were foreign or mixed peoples. Scripture makes a point to show that these were foreign or mixed people and never mentions their religion. If it were only a religious issue then why was there no effort to convert or simply divorce these people?

Thou shall not commit adultery. Exodus 20:14

The Hebrew and Greek words translated adultery mean, to adulterate, to mix, to miscegenate.

In John 8 there were some Judeans who believed Christ and others who did not. Christ told the ones who believed that the truth would make them free. The ones who did not believe said,

John 8:33 “We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?”

From this we know that they were not Israelites, but the forever enemy of God, the Edomites. All Israelites had been in bondage many times, but the Edomites had not. Christ also said to them

John 8:47 “He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.”

There was no attempt to convert them. There was no attempt to convert Pilot nor Herod for that matter. The reason is simple. They were not Israelites. They were not sheep. One must only use scripture’s definitions for words. Scripture defines sheep as Israelites.

Christ said, John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”

John 10: 26-27 “But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me”.

By the way in John 10:16 Christ referenced the other sheep (Israelites) of the Ten Tribes.

John 10:16 “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.”

This was fulfilled in Ephesians chapter 2. It is very important in understanding scripture to know about the two separate Houses (Nations), the House of Judah and the House of Israel. The Nations (Gentiles) of Ephesians 2:11 were of the ten tribes as Paul showed in Romans 9:24-26. It is there that Paul connected the dots of Nations (Gentiles) to the “Not a People” of Hosea 1. He also showed these same people in Romans 2:14-15 with the Law of God written on their hearts. According to Jeremiah 31:31-33 and Hebrews 8:8-10 only Israelites have the Law of God written on their hearts. Reading Hosea further tells one that those “Not a People” along with the House of Judah would be Christians under Christ. All of this has happened.

The Greek word translated nation is ethnos. It is where we get our English word ethnicity and ethnic. The word nation is a single ethnicity sharing a common heritage, language, religion and social custom.

So many here say, that was for the Jews. We Christians are adopted in. Why do you believe the Jews are Israelites? Do they behave as Israelites? Scripture says that the true physical Israelites would take the light of the gospel to the world. Have they ever done that? Don’t believe they’re Israel just because they say so. Believe the scripture only. The modern day Jews are not Israelites. Scripture proves that in over one hundred prophecies about Israel.

There is no spiritual adoption in scripture. To believe so makes Paul and thus God who inspired Paul to write liars.

Romans 9:4 “Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises”.

Do you believe what Paul said here or the world? Scripture is true and every man a liar. Find the people who have taken the scripture to the world for the last almost 2000 years and you will have found true physical Israel.

Yes, many of us came from different countries such as England, Ireland, Germany, the Scandinavians and related peoples. All of those countries had a common heritage as God’s people. There is well documented history on both the Jewish people and true Israel. It is just not taught in today’s politically correct churches.

So now the last question. What about all the other people? The answer is I don’t know. Scripture doesn’t really say very much about them when you ignore all the supposed verses that are used to teach the God loves everyone and everyone can be saved untruths. Articles have already been written here dealing with some of those verses, but here is one article written from those. Read that and be amazed as I was concerning what the Hebrew and Greek scriptures actually teach.

From the time of Jacob/Israel to the end of Revelation scripture is only concerned about one people, true Israel.

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Food: Scripture’s Definition

Scripture defines all of its own terms. An example is the word food. Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 mostly list items that are not food. Basically that is all scavengers. The scripture is very precise in this. In the Hebrew and Greek it never once uses the word food in regard to a non-food item often called an unclean thing. In 2 Corinthians 6:17 the unclean mentioned is people.

Romans 14:14 “I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is common of itself; except that to him who considers anything to be common, to him it is common.”

In Romans 14:14 the word unclean was incorrectly translated three times. The Greek actually says common which is what you see above. Common basically lets us know that the food may have been offered to an idol.

1 Timothy 4:3 “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats (food), which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”

In 1 Timothy 4:3-5 the word food or meats is found which means that what was being discussed is scripturally considered food. Scripturally defined food is what one is to receive with thanksgiving. Verse 5 emphasizes the point by telling us that what is discussed is only scripturally approved. Churches distort the meaning of this verse to suggest one ignore God’s definitions.

I have dealt with Acts 10 in the past. There is not one mention during the entire event that suggest that God was telling Peter to ignore God’s Health Laws. That is after all what the Law is mostly all about. The Law is there to protect life and health.

Every instance that people use to try to justify eating non-food items is easily dealt with in scripture. You can eat what you want, but be prepared to suffer poor health. Scavengers were placed on the earth to help clean it up. You are what you eat, you know.

There is an interesting Hebrew word translated abominable in the following verse. If you look in the dictionary for the word pig it says that it is of unknown source. Well perhaps this is from whence it came? Here is the Hebrew for this instance of the word abominable from Strong’s.

pig-gool’, pig-gool’ From an unused root meaning to stink; properly fetid, that is, (figuratively) unclean (ceremonially).

Isaiah 65:4-5 “Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou.”

Proverbs 23:3 “Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.”

Interesting verse. The Hebrew word behind deceitful is falsehood. This verse always makes me think of sugary pastries or the dinner scene at the Temple of Doom in the second movie of Indiana Jones.

Christ did not die to make scavengers clean. Find the source quote and the context of the chapter in the old testament quote to fully understand 1 Peter 1:16. Can you be holy if you eat unclean things?

1 Peter 1:16 “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

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Strong’s Concordance

Have you ever read the instructions for use of Strong’s Concordance? James Strong wrote instructions for the use of his Hebrew and Greek dictionaries. The first word in the definition is believed to be the most accurate. The final word is considered the most radical. Anything after the punctuation :- is not a part of the definition.

Strong did a good job considering that the Koine Greek was unknown for another ten years after he published this work. However it is much of the reason we see phrases such as: Of uncertain derivation, Probably akin to, From a presumed compound of, Of uncertain affinity and Probably from.

It is always good to look at the Greek word when looking at the definition. Further understanding can be had when one realizes that a particular Greek word is where we derive certain English words.

In a few situations the definition is vague or suspect. In these cases it can help to do a search of how all the instances a particular Hebrew or Greek word was used. One method is to open e-Sword with the KJV+ and search using the Strong’s number. Examples are H1471 or its Greek equivalent G1484. By obtaining a list of all the words translated from these Hebrew and Greek words you will see several variations. Some of these variations were motivated by existing church doctrine.

Always check the meaning of the root words if any. Check the parts of speech. Several times in the KJV you will find a verb translated as a noun or an adjective for example which can compromise the understanding. Other sources to check are Liddell and Scott as they have a good concordance. Thayer may have been into the occult and probably should be avoided.

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The New Promised Land

Most people focus on the old land of Palestine and the country that is officially named Israeli today as the promised land of Israel. That is so old news.

During the time of King David, Nathan the prophet told of a new land where Israel would be regathered in the future.

2 Samuel 7:10 “Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime”.

Ephesians 2 mentions this regathering under Christ of those then near, House of Judah and those afar off, the House of Israel, then called nations [Gentiles] in scripture. Many believe this new land is America. It does fit the prophecies including being a great wilderness when found and a land of unwalled villages.

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The Bible is Exclusive to Israel. The Greek Word Pas

The Greek word pas (G3956) when applied to a group means “all of that part”, or “every one of that part”, or “whosoever of that part”. A lot of the verses that people use to teach a very inclusive gospel actually teach an exclusive Gospel.

Verses that include the Greek word pas include: Revelation 5:9, 7:9 and 1 Timothy 2:4. These verses were discussed recently as they had been taken out of context to teach universalism or an inclusive gospel. If you need to, reread the previous articles to see the context of the three verses mentioned. Then read these verses considering the partial meaning of the word every kindred, all nations and all men found in each verse. I am adding Acts 17:26 as it also uses the Greek word pas.

Revelation 5:9 “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation”.

Revelation 7:9 “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands”.

1 Timothy 2:4 “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

Acts 17:26 “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation”.

All of these examples have the Greek word pas. In Acts 17:26 the “all nations” can be understood as “a part of all nations”.

The truth of scripture is an exclusive Gospel for God’s true Israel people. Yes we are to take the Gospel to the World, but we are not to give away the children’s blessings in doing so. By the way, I am still checking, but the word World, to whom we take the Gospel, is from the Greek kosmos which means a portion of or part of society. It is not the entire planet. The modern day Jews are not Israelites. Let the scripture speak for itself. Believe the scripture, question the world.

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Paid Preachers

I remember a Bible student coming to our dorm and saying goodbye. Any guesses on the number of preaching school students who quit after learning enough Greek to know that what they have been taught all of their lives isn’t what the scripture teaches? Most of them realize that if they taught what the scripture really says they would be without a job. Some hang in there and try to preach it after a time. Mostly they lose their job or are told to stop teaching it.

“That this is a rebellious people… Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits”. Isaiah 30:9-10

Most people have no idea that students in preaching schools get a little Bible, a little doctrine, a little training on refuting anything that is different from their particular doctrine and a whole lot of business management and speaking skills. It does make one wonder about the guys who went ahead and are preaching considering the guys who quit. Billy Graham stuck with what he was paid to do and before too long he was quoted many times as saying some very unscriptural teachings.

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