DID MICHAEL BECOME SATAN

I got into this a bit in “Unanswered Questions…”,but thought I’d elaborate more about it. This is one of those examples where people at some point just started making things up on their own to impress themselves. I have no idea who was the first to put this forth, nor am I going to look. Whoever it was, it was probably someone with some charisma, because it did spread. Even though the Bible says the complete opposite, people really believe Satan was once known as Michael. I am astonished at how things so biblically clear can be spun to have people believe the complete opposite.

Revelation 12:7-9 “And there was (will be) war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,” “and prevailed not; neither was their place found anymore in heaven.” “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent (from Genesis 3), called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast onto the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” So let me get this straight- Satan and his angels fights against his own angels? How much more clear can it be? I guess the clarity doesn’t matter when someone is making themselves out to be an ubergenius who’s thoughts about the Bible are more true than the Bible itself.

Satan’s name was Helel, which was translated into Lucifer, which is Latin. It is written in Isaiah 14. Some believe Isaiah was talking about a former king of Babylon, but that isn’t true. The Bible speaks of a future king of Babylon, who is Satan, and Isaiah was describing how he fell long ago.

I really wish people would stop making things up based on nothing written. It is even worse when people believe things that completely contrast with what is written, which I have dealt with too much here. Read and take the Word word for word. Don’t omit. Don’t add. Don’t dismiss. Just read.

THE BEHEADING PROPHECY

As you may have seen, there is a lot of news about people being beheaded for their faith, or simply because certain Muslims see their victims as their enemies. Both the Bible and the Quran speak of beheading people, but with vastly different viewpoints. The Bible says Christians will be beheaded, while the Quran says nonbelievers will be beheaded. With many saying that Islam has been taken out of context by radical nutjobs, I thought I would take the Quran by its word. Here are some verses from Satan’s book:

2:191 “And kill them (infidels) wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they drove you out, and persecution is more severe than slaughter, but do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight you inside it. But if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the payback of the nonbelievers.”

9:5 “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you see them”

5:33 “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam.”

47:4 “Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.”

8:12 “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Quran.”

8:60 “Muslims must master all weapons to terrorize the infidels.”

So when you hear those who say Islam has been hijacked by those who pervert the religion, keep these verses in mind. All that these Islamic terrorists are doing is doing their god’s service right from the book. Are all Muslims evil? No, they’re not. God has put a spirit of loving the neighbor inside everyone, which is a law that all have been judged by for generations. Romans 2:12-16 says “For as many have sinned without the Law shall also perish without the Law: and as many as have sinned in the Law shall be judged within the Law.” “(For not the hearers of the Law are just before God, but the doers of the Law shall be justified.” “For when the Gentiles, which do not have the Law, do by nature the things contained in the Law, these not having the Law, are a law unto themselves.:” “Which shows the works of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts meanwhile either accusing or justifying one another.)” “In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to the Gospel.” Those who did not know the laws and religion of Moses still had one of the two great laws, according to Jesus, inside them, which is “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Those who love their neighbor as they love themselves, even if they do not know the real God or His Word, are justified by their actions. Those who show hatred for their neighbor are condemned, even if they don’t know the real God or His Word. A far cry from the Quran.

If you have heard ISIS forcing Christian infidels to convert, die, or pay a tax, it’s from 9:29, which says “Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and his apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgement of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.” This is called the Jizya law. What is perverted, the religion or the people who exercise it? All they have done is expel the Law God wrote in their hearts because they would rather believe God would want them to kill those that don’t believe in Him. This is satanic in every which way.

In the latter time, according to Islam, the infidels are gone after the struggle. Muslims will behead and murder because they are told to, especially in the latter days. Late in the latter days, according to the Bible, beheaded Christians will be justified in heaven. Revelation 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and they that sat upon them, and judgment was given to them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and had not worshipped the Beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark in their foreheads or in their hands; and they reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

Let’s see, the older New Testament says believers will be beheaded while the younger Quran says the nonbelievers will be beheaded. Coincidence? It’s hard to pervert a religion that tells its followers to spread the faith by the sword. Next time you hear someone claim there is a minority of Muslims perverting the religion of Islam, ask what words exactly are they perverting?

WHEN JESUS WAS BORN

It is tradition that teaches us that Jesus Christ was born around the 25th of December, but tradition gets it wrong. It says in Luke 2:8 that when He was born there were shepherds in the field at night tending to their flock. Obviously shepherds would not be in the field at night in the brutal cold of winter. For sheep to be in the field at night, there would have to be food for them to eat there. To keep watch over them, the shepherds most likely had a full moon to use for light.

It is most likely that this was during the Harvest Moon, which would be around late September. This would also be during a very important time of year to the Jewish people, which is the feast of ingathering. Our Lord was probably born at this time of year. Having said that, nine months beforehand would be around December 25th where the real miracle occurred. Our Lord was conceived in the virgin Mary’s womb, which would be the real miracle.

It is right that one wishes our Lord Jesus Christ a happy birthday around October 9th this year, which will be a full moon. It’s good to celebrate His conception and life on Christmas, but keep in mind He was not born around that time. Keep His life, ways, and sacrifice in mind everyday. He suffered not for Himself, but for all of us. May all find Him and bless Him.

THE CLAY JESUS

There is, and has been, an epidemic of people desiring to make Jesus out to be some piece of clay where they can mold Him into whatever they want Him to be. The issues and methods are as wide as the horizon because people love to think their sins are okay in His eyes. It is much easier to mold Jesus and turn Him into something He is not than confronting their desire to sin. If they confront their desire to sin, then they might stop doing something they like to do, no matter how sinful it is. Some know it is wrong, but keep doing it, like I did. Some try to turn a sinful act into something that isn’t sinful because Jesus didn’t directly confront that particular sin, but there is no way that in their heart of hearts that they think their sins are anything but sins.

Jesus was not here to condemn, but to be merciful. He knew the nature of people to sin, but wanted people to confront their sins and sin no more. A woman about to be stoned for adultery was saved by Jesus from those whose sins would also be punishable by death, which is why He said “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” Did Jesus say to her “It’s okay what you did”? No, He said “Go and sin no more.” Men Jesus healed were told by Him to not sin anymore and they have been forgiven. Forgiven for what? In today’s world those men just might ask Him that because they might have turned Him into a piece of clay too. It would be interesting to see His response. It wouldn’t be pretty.

Of the Old Testament laws, Jesus said expressly that He didn’t come to destroy, but fulfill. His life, death, and resurrection did not obliterate those laws. The harsh punishments for those laws, except those of the violent variety would be changed. Because of His sacrifice, it was time to forgive the sinner.

The apostle Paul reiterated those old laws, saying those who do not abide by them have no place in heaven. 1st Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the UNRIGHTEOUS shall not inherit the kingdom of God? BE NOT DECEIVED: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,” “nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor violent, nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of heaven.” The words “abusers of themselves with mankind” in the KJV was the Greek word “αρσενοκοίτης” (ar-sen-ok-OY-teece), which are two Greek words put together, meaning “male cohabitation”. This meant in a sexual way, as the word “αρσενοκοίτης” means a male homosexual in the Greek.

I heard rdiculous notions that Jesus was fine with homosexuality because He never spoke out against it. I even heard one person on some socialist radio program bring up the centurion Jesus spoke with was a homosexual, and Jesus didn’t condemn him. He brought up that the servant that was ill the centurion asked Jesus to heal was “λαίς” (pah-EECE) in the Greek, which means “servant boy”. The centurion showed great faith by saying to Jesus that He can heal his servant without visiting him. He didn’t want Jesus to go too far out of His way. Jesus saw that this centurion displayed great faith in Him, so He was impressed enough to say He hasn’t seen such great faith in Israel as his. The radio show guy said it was common for centurions to have these servant boys basically as sex toys, and this is true because Rome was an ultra-permissive society. That was part of their downfall, but that’s neither here nor there. While it was common, it was not a rule. Not every centurion had a young male sex slave. Here is something that this radio show guy or anyone else spreading this garbage can’t explain away though: that aforementioned adulteress woman Jesus said to sin no more- why didn’t He say the same of the centurion? Whether it is homosexual or simple fornication, it would be a sin if the centurion was having sex with his servant boy, right? So why didn’t Jesus, who knows the hearts of all men, say to the centurion “Sin no more?” Because he wasn’t having sex with his servant. That is the only explanation.

There are sadly going to be many who will be condemned after this life who accept Jesus was the Christ. Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone that says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. But He that does the will of My Father which is in heaven.” “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? And in Your name have cast out devils? And in Your name done many wonderful works?'” “And then I will profess to them, ‘I never accepted you: depart from Me, YOU THAT WORK INIQUITY.'” Iniquity is sin. The will of our Father is not to sin, among other things. These will be those who swear up and down they are Christians, but will be condemned forever. Why?

All of these sins listed in the Old Testament and in 1st Corinthians by Paul are forgiveable. In order to be forgiven for them, one must admit to them. If one thinks their sins are not sins at all because they molded Jesus into how they want Him to be, then there can’t be forgiveness. They will wear their sins until they either humble themselves, or they will wear them forever. Jesus is not your piece of clay.

HOW DOES ONE TAKE GOD’S NAME IN VAIN?

The commandment which says “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain”, is broken by some basically everyday. It’s hard to avoid seeing it on television also. Taking His name in vain simply means saying His name for no real reason. Some will say that God isn’t His name, but His title as God is also a name. When you say “God this” or “God that”, without talking to Him or about Him, you are taking His name in vanity. Our Lord Jesus Christ is also our God, so the same is true about His name.

When you say their names, you are drawing their attention. If you draw it for no reason, then you take their attention away from those who might need their help. The Lord God mentioned on at least a few occasions about hearing the cries of people and then acting on their behalf, from the Israelites as slaves in Egypt to oppressed widows and fatherless children (Exodus 22:22-24).

This is also a matter of reverence to not use their names for any flippant expression. It’s very disrespectful to do so. Show them the respect they deserve and do not say their names in vain expressions. You exist by God, and you are saved by Jesus Christ. Show them the respect they deserve.