Category Archives: Apologetics

Answering Questions About The Trinity

The claim that the Trinity is of pagan origin is ridiculous. First, this question of origin is a non-issue when the inspired, infallible text of Scripture is clear that:

 

The Father is God

“Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath sealed.” (John 6:27)

 

The Son is God

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” (1 Timothy 3:16)

 

The Holy Ghost is God

“But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.” (Acts 5:3-4)

 

There is only one, true God

“Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.” (Romans 3:30)

 

God is eternally in three persons

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (1 John 5:7-8).

 

Satan Counterfeits The Real Thing

Second, it is no less true that Satan (who has SEEN God–Job 1:6 & Isaiah 14:12-14) is fully aware of the Triune nature of God. Therefore, it is expected that he would counterfeit the trinity–which explains the different pagan traditions. Satan has produced false bibles, false religions, false spirits and will soon unveil a false Christ for the end times.

(You should also note that NONE of Satan’s counterfeits are the same as Biblical Christianity’s Trinity. They are actually a representation of Tri-theism, which is pantheism–three gods or three headed gods.)

 

Our Awesome God: Beyond Description or Comprehension

The Trinity is difficult to explain because it is an attempt to explain the nature and essence of the Almighty God. If I were to say that this Universe is beyond our understanding, I am speaking a truth. Then how much beyond our understanding is the Creator God who made that Universe that itself is beyond our comprehension?

Any definition of God that is simple and understandable is obviously a man-made fiction. And every definition of God, outside of Biblical Christianity, is small and simple–an obvious scam.

 

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Here is an article that just scratches the surface, but is filled with undeniable facts about the Triune nature of God.

 

The Biblical Basis of the Doctrine of the Trinity

Answering Questions About The Sabbath

We frequently are asked about the issue of Sabbath and usually for one of the following reasons:

–A 7th Day Adventist is accusing Christians of having the “mark of the beast” for meeting on Sunday.

–A “Messianic Jew” claims that Jewish believers ought to continue Saturday Synagogue and Sabbath law observance.

–A Catholic or one of the various Protestant off-shoots teaches that Sunday is a Sabbath day and applies various rules and regulations to members.
The basic answer to the question of a Saturday Sabbath and our reason for not observing ANY Sabbath is:

1. There is no commandment to keep ANY Sabbath given to the churches in any epistle (this includes any idea of a so-called “Sunday Sabbath”).

2. The apostles only followed Sabbath law for the purpose of reaching Jews in the Synagogue during the transitional period recorded in the Acts. You never find Christians meeting on Sabbath, except for this one purpose of reaching Jews who were still meeting in the Synagogue.

3. The Bible tells us not to allow anyone to condemn us regarding holy days or sabbaths: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.” (Colossians 2:16)

4. Exodus 31:13-17 gives us the exact purpose of the sabbath and it is a matter between God and the Jew under the Covenant of Law. “It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever.” (verse 17)
Cultic Foundation of Sabbath Movements
This idea of Saturday Sabbath was rarely an issue for nearly 1900 years. But in the 19th century, it became an issue largely due to the influence of the cultic “Seventh Day Adventists”. This sect began when William Miller (no relation!) falsely predicted the return of Jesus Christ. After the Lord obviously did not return before or during the Civil War when the false prophecies were made, Miller’s followers remained faithful to “the cause” and formed the new cult in 1863.

One of the 1863 founders was another false prophetess named Ellen G. White who penned what is blasphemously labeled by Adventists as “divinely inspired writings”. She formulated the theology behind this lie about a Christian requirement to keep Saturday Sabbath and the false information about Sunday worship being instituted by Constantine.

This Sabbath cult movement had a profound influence on the founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Charles Taze Russell, and coinncided with an explosion of western cults that has now ballooned to over 30,000 individual groups. The Sabbath cult is made up of a large number who actually accuse those of us who meet on Sunday as having “the mark of the beast”. They falsely claim that Constantine established Sunday worship but this is a blatant lie contradicted by the historical facts.

Constantine established a false Sabbath. That is true. He declared Sunday the new Sabbath. But the error is in his declaration of ANY Sabbath, not the choice of Sunday.
* Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday (Matthew 28:1).

* Jesus first appeared to believers on Sunday (John 20:19)

* Believers during the time of the Acts met on Sunday (Acts 20:7)

* The epistles teach that the early church met on Sunday (1 Corinthians 16:2)
We follow the practice of the apostles of meeting on Sundays. We do not regard it as a “sabbath” and we certainly are not under the Mosaic Sabbath law intended for circumcised Jews prior to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I would recommend that you read this 33 page report on the Sabbath cult and share it: SDA Exposed

The Davinci Code Fraud

“The DaVinci Code” is a novel written by Dan Brown. It is FICTION and it is nothing short of blasphemy. Even though the British courts exonerated Brown of charges for violating copyright law and plagiarism, many critics will continue to point out that little outside of the plot and historical background of the novel originated with Mr. Brown. He really showed very little originality and seems to have simply capitalized upon the spiritual darkness that rules in the hearts of the majority of people alive today.

You Call These Facts?

There are two basic problems with this novel. First, as we mentioned, it is presented to the purchasing public as a fictional novel of which is supposedly based upon historical fact. The first page of the novel claims, ”FACT:…All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.” But that is a lie.

I’ll leave it to the Roman Catholic writers to expose the ridiculous claims Brown makes regarding Opus Dei, the Knights Templar and the supposed “hidden codes” in Catholic cathedrals that, in reality, do not exist at all. But the more serious fabrications in regard to “all descriptions of… documents” concern us most.

For example, Brown relies heavily upon rejected books of the Bible that he falsely claims were rejected as a result of some “conspiracy” by the early Church in an effort to cover up some “hidden truth” regarding Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene and the basic doctrines of Christianity. In reality, these Gnostic Gospels are ridiculous fabrications that were rejected for numerous reasons, such as the fact that they were known to have been authored by people who not only were NOT apostles of Christ, but signed someone else’s name to them. For example, the Gospel of Thomas wasn’t written by Thomas. The Gospel of Peter wasn’t written by Peter. That’s different from using a “pen name”. That is just outright dishonest.

In addition, these Gnostic documents contain numerous historical errors and contradict the other 27 books of the accepted New Testament canon. In some cases, the writing is so sporadic and without any real flow of thought, that they weren’t even recommended for reading, let alone accepted for inclusion in the canon of Scripture. Dan Brown demonstrates a horrible ignorance of the facts when he suggests that these Gnostic Gospels are anything more than contrived forgeries not worthy of any serious consideration as the word of God. Ironically, Brown’s “The Davinci Codes” novel is quite comparable to the corrupt nonsense found in the Gnostic “gospels”.

Secondly, this book of fiction is full of blasphemy, heresy and complete lies against Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was the sinless Son of God, not a fornicator impregnating Mary Magdalene. Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven from the Mount of Olives, he did not run to France and begin a dynasty bloodline.

Even the enemies and opponents of Jesus Christ must have been in on this “conspiracy” that Dan Brown claims to have discovered. Tacitus was a Roman historian and no friend to Christianity, yet talks in his writings of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and fails to mention a sordid relationship with Mary or the offspring of Jesus and Mary living under Rome’s authority in Europe. Josephus is the Jewish historian who seems to have never converted to Christianity, yet he talks in some detail of the life, death and resurrection of Christ without mentioning even a RUMOR of some relationship between Jesus and Mary, or any sort of escape to Europe by Mary to raise offspring.

Dan Brown’s blasphemy is fiction and he will stand before the real, live Jesus some day to give an account.

A Sad Comment On Modern Literature and Culture

This work of fiction by Brown is so distorted, dishonest and blasphemous that we find it incredible that it must be dealt with in a serious manner. The DaVinci Code is right up there with Alice In Wonderland and The Book of Mormon. But this book of fictional tripe has sold more than 40 million copies and netted Dan Brown more than 400 million dollars to spend enjoying this life in the flesh before he is judged and damned to an eternity in Hell. He will find that it just wasn’t worth it.

We pray that you will not make Brown any more wealthy than he already is by buying the literary garbage he has created or by buying other paraphernalia related to the book. We also pray that all who still have a conscience that is not already seared as with a hot iron will not waste money on a ticket to Ron Howard’s cinematic version of the book. Instead, spend that same money on a handful of the economy-priced books or DVD’s listed below. Read and/or watch it for yourself and share them with others.

1. “Behind The Da Vinci Code: A Challenging Response To The Best-selling Novel,” Richard Abanes.

2. “The Da Vinci Deception (DVD Documentary),” by Grizzly Adams Films.

3. “The Da Vinci Deception: Credible Answers…,” by Erwin Lutzer.

4. “Breaking The Da Vinci Code,” by Darrell L. Brock

5. “The Da Vinci Code Breaker,” James L. Garlow