The English translation of biblical text quoted in this book is that of the King James Version (KJV). When a more in depth understanding of scripture is necessary the “Masoretic Hebrew Text” and the “Received Greek Text” are used.
It will be necessary to talk about many pagan “gods” and “goddesses” as sun worship is discussed. As the purpose of this book is to make a clear distinction between the worship of pagan “gods” and the God of the Bible, we must also clearly distinguish between the title of the God of the Bible and other “gods.”
GOD / god: When the word “god” is spelled with a small “g” it will refer to the Satanic “gods” of paganism; those that oppose the true worship of the God of the Bible.
When the word “God” is spelled with a capital “G” it will refer to the “God” of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This word “God” was chosen by King James translators to represent the Hebrew word “ELOHIM”, the creator of Genesis 1:1. The word ELOHIM is the plural form of the God of the Bible (Gods). This confirms the fact that Christ, one with the Father, created all things just as indicated in New Testament Scripture.
“In the beginning God (ELOHIM) created the heaven and the earth.”……..Genesis 1:1
“For by him (Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible
and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things
were created by him, and for Him” ……Colossians 1:16
LORD: The word LORD spelled with all capital letters was chosen by King James translators
to represent the same Hebrew word
for YHWH or the shorter form as used in Psalms 68 YAH: who revealed His name to His
chosen people and established His covenant with them. Recognizing and distinguishing God’s name from the name of pagan gods is very important. He revealed His name to Moses and told him to tell His chosen people that (YHWH) was His name forever and His memorial from generation to generation: (See Exodus 3:15)
THE COMMANDMENT GIVER: Before pronouncing the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, God made sure that there was no mistake about who He was:
And God (ELOHIM) spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord (YHWH) thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage………Exodus 20:1-2
It is important to note that (ELOHIM), the plural form of “God” which included Christ, spoke the commandments on Mount Sinai.
GREEK TRANSLATION: In the Greek text the word (THEOS)
and its derivatives, represents the God of the Bible. King James translators chose the word
“God” spelled with a capital “G” for the New Testament representation of the Biblical God
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God (THEOS), and the Word was God (THEOS).” ……John 1:1
The same Greek word (THEOS) was also used to represent other gods. When spelled with a small “g” pagan gods or Satan himself is indicated.
“…..the god (THEOS) of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not.
……..2 Corinthians 4:4
SEPTUAGINT: The Hebrew text of the Old Testament was translated into Greek in the third
century before Christ. The translation was known as the Septuagint. In early manuscripts the
name of God (YHWH) was not translated into the Greek (THEOS); but remained in the Hebrew letters.
SUMMARY: “God” spelled with a capital “G” means the God of the Bible. “LORD” spelled with all capitals means the God of the Bible. “god” spelled with a small “g” means Satanic pagan gods.
EXCEPTION: The only exception to this rule is when presenting the inscriptions of the worshippers of pagan “gods.” A capital “G” may be used as did their proclamations.
JOSHUA: was the word chosen by the King James translators to represent the Hebrew spelling of the Biblical Joshua before Ezra and Nehemiah. This word is pronounced YAH HO SHUA by those living in Israel today. It seems that the HO pronunciation is due to the addition of the vowels of Adonay to the word YHWH, in order to remind the reader to pronounce Adonay instead of YHWH, and that the most pure pre- Babylonian Hebrew pronunciation would be YA-hu-SHOOa. The word is a combination of YAH and Oshea. The word means YAH is Salvation.
“I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” ……John 5:43
We read in in the King James version of Numbers 13:8-16 : Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan,… of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun. ……And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.
After the Babylonian captivity the Hebrew spelling changed. Linguists indicate that this is the “short form” of the name of Joshua that appears in earlier scripture. This word is pronounced YES SHUA by those living in Israel today.
IESOUS: was the word chosen by the writers of the Greek New Testament to represent both the Hebrew Old Testament Joshua and the English New Testament Jesus.
This word was derived by way of transliteration (the representation of the sounds of the Hebrew word Yeh Shua with the Greek letters having the closest corresponding sound.)
JESUS: was the word chosen by the King James translators to represent the Hebrew spelling of the Biblical Joshua Yeh Shua after Ezra and Nehemiah. This word was also derived by way of transliteration ( the representation of the sounds of the Greek word IESOUS with the English letters having the closest corresponding sound.)
JESUS – ZEUS
IT HAS BEEN STATED THAT THE ENGLISH NAME JESUS
IS DERIVED FROM THE GREEK NAME ZEUS
THAT IS NOT TRUE !
There is a terrible thing taking place among believers who have learned that aspects of pagan sun worship have had a great influence upon modern day Christianity. Believers are now beginning to imagine problems lurking within every precept of the Christian faith. These imaginations are being presented as fact when in reality there is no factual evidence to support them – imaginations that are sowing discord among the brethren.
There are those who are saying that the writers of the New Testament had an agenda, an agenda to intentionally pervert the name of Messiah. Some are saying that the name Jesus is derived from the name of the pagan god Zeus when in fact there is no evidence to support that premise. Deceptive theory is being presented as fact and the integrity of the entire New Testament is being called into question, causing some to reject its life giving truths. A rejection of truth based on the imaginations of men who regard conjecture with greater esteem than fact.
Our adversary as a roaring lion seeketh whom he may devour. He is the father of lies and it makes him no difference whether we believe the lies of paganized traditional Christianity or whether we reject the veracity of New Testament scripture. Either way he has accomplished his goal of deception, which always leads away from the Creator.
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. …2Timothy 3:14-17