A Hard Truth

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Keeping the Truth out of reach of the masses.

This year God has launched me into a new direction in ministry. I still encourage missionaries in Europe. My understanding is that this will not change. But without an apartment, hospitality ministry has been phased out. I don’t know if I will ever be doing hospitality ministry, or if I do, to do it on the scale that I have been doing it.

The new direction is one that God has been preparing me for since I started as a missionary in 2010 (and really, since I was a teenager). God has given me a special discernment for spotting witches and witchcraft. This is nothing that I ever asked for. Like I said, my primary calling is to encourage missionaries, in addition to that I am called also called to edify (build-up) God’s people, both missionaries and non-missionaries. Encouragement is something I do mostly one-on-one. Edification is something I do mostly through writing, and it involves a lot of research. Often God will drop a tantalizing nugget, and I will research it to learn more, and then write about it. Writing is how I process new information. Sometimes I don’t really understand a thing until I’ve written about it.

Most of the things I write about in my blog are me processing that new information. In April and May, the following is information that God doled-out to me like breadcrumbs along the Camino de Santiago. He instructed me to do the Camino backwards: starting at the cathedral and ending at the border of Portugal. This is why I titled my new book about the Camino Walking to Portugal. I started the Camino believing that the catholic church[1] is essentially Christian, but preaches a watered-down Gospel. I no longer believe this, as you will see.

To my catholic sisters and brothers:

In writing this, I understand that I might lose some precious friends who are catholic. I came to this information gradually, but I realize that I am dropping a massive Truth Bomb on you all at once. I apologize for this. I wish that there was a gentler way to do it. I wish that you could learn the things I’ve learned gradually, like I did. I wish that I wasn’t so brash and clumsy in handling this Truth Bomb. I pray that as you read these things you will hear the love I have for you, and understand how my heart breaks for you.

I know that some will reject my conclusions about the catholic church, and I accept that. But I pray that you will do some research. Please don’t take my word for any of this. The Bible says:

Test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good, (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

And that is what I’m inviting you to do. Don’t accept things just because I said it. No human being has all the revelation and all knowledge.

If you could know all the secrets of Heaven and earth, wouldn’t curiosity drive you to seek them out? Well you do have access to all the secrets of Heaven and earth. They’re all in the Bible. If you have a Bible, I urge you to open it. Read it. Read it daily. The Bible is the primary way that God speaks to people today—it’s the primary way that He speaks to me. In my blog I often quote the Bible. The Bible looks like a book, but it is so much more than a mere book. The Bible is the Living Word of God—a supernatural book. Check it out:

  • The Bible consists of 66 books, divided into 1,189 chapters made up of 31,173 verses.
  • The Bible was written by 40 writers.
    • They wrote over a period of 1,500 years.
    • The Bible writers were businessmen, tax collectors, shepherds, fishermen, soldiers, physicians, priests, kings—people from all walks of life.
    • Some of the writers lived in the northern kingdom of Israel, some in the southern kingdom of Judah, some in Egypt, some in Babylon—different cultures, different philosophies, different time periods.
    • The writers of the Old Testament didn’t know each other—couldn’t have known each other.
  • Yet the 66 books of the Bible—Old and New Testament—are in perfect harmony.
  • The longest chapter of the Bible is Psalm 119.
  • The shortest chapter of the Bible is Psalm 117.
  • The chapter in the middle of the Bible is Psalm 118.
  • There are exactly 594 chapters before Psalm 118, and exactly 594 chapters after it.
    • When you add the number of chapters before Psalms 118 and those after, the sum is 1,118.
  • The verse at the very center of the Bible is Psalms 118:8:

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people.

  • The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9.
  • The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35 – Jesus wept.
  • There are 21 epistolary letters in the Bible.
  • The King James Version of the Bible has 783,137 words.
    • 783137 is a prime number.
  • There are hundreds of versions of the Bible in the English language.
  • The Bible has been translated into more than 2000 languages.
  • The accuracy of the Bible has been proven by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
    • The Dead Sea Scrolls had every book of the Bible except for Esther.
    • The Bible from the first century is exactly the same as the Bible of today.
  • The many repetitions of the number seven—the number of perfection—in both the text and the subtext (gematria) of the Bible are too many to be a coincidence.
  • The Bible says that God formed man from the dust. Our bodies are made of the same 14 elements found in a handful of dust.
  • The Ancients taught that there were at most a thousand stars, but the Bible says that the stars are innumerable, which we now know to be true.
  • The Equidistant Letter Sequences of the Bible Code reveal some very surprising things. The ELS predicted the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin before the fact—a fact which unfortunately, he chose to ignore.
    • The name of Rabin’s assassin is found in the ELS, too.
    • In Genesis at 49 letter intervals appear these names in this order: Boaz, Ruth, Obed, Jessie, David.
      • Boaz married Ruth, they had a son named Obed, Obed had a son named Jessie, and Jessie had a son named David.
      • Genesis was written about 1000 years before the birth of Boaz, the patriarch of this family.
    • The ELS discoveries could never have been made without computers.
    • The rise of computers and the internet fulfills the prophecy in Daniel that in the End Times knowledge will increase.
    • In that same verse about the End Times the angel tells Daniel that people will be rushing about—there was no rush hour, traffic jams, or high speed travel in Daniel’s time. Check it out:

But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase.”

  • Experts from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton say that the order of creation as given in Genesis is correct.
  • The Bible has been proven to be historically correct:
    • Proof of the worldwide flood is seen in the chalk layer and the many upright trees that go through the so-called geological time layers.
    • Evidence has also been found for the story of Joseph and the seven years of famine in ancient Egyptian tablets and monuments, which recorded and verified the story in every detail.
    • Five thousand places spoken of in the Bible have been definitely located by geographers and explorers.
  • Jesus fulfilled 191 messianic prophecies in His earthly incarnation.
  • The remaining prophecies (those concerning Jesus’ return at the Rapture and His Second Coming) are lining up to be fulfilled soon.
    • For example, that Israel would be a nation once again. This was fulfilled in 1948.
    • And Jerusalem would be the capital of Israel. This was fulfilled in 1967.
    • That the Jews would return to Israel from all over the world.
    • That the Jews would fly to Israel, which was impossible when Isaiah wrote it about 700 years before Jesus was born:

Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests? (Isaiah 60:8, NIV).

There are many, many other proofs of the Bible, but this is just a sampling.

Given the supernatural wisdom found in the Bible, wouldn’t you want to share its wisdom with everyone? So why doesn’t the catholic church allow Bible reading? I’ll tell you why: because the Bible will expose this satanic institution for what it is.

  • The Bible says do not practice necromancy (consulting the dead)[2].

But the catholic church encourages prayer to dead saints.

  • The Bible says do not touch a dead body[3].

But the catholic church puts body parts of dead saints in their altars—and then bows down to them.

Putting bones of the dead on the altar defiled the altar[4].

  • The Bible says do not pray repetitious prayers[5].

But the catholic church teaches people to pray the rosary.

  • The Bible says to worship only God[6].

But the catholic church has people worship mary[7].

  • The Bible says that Jesus is the only way to God[8].

But the catholic church teaches that the church is the only way to God, and now pope francis is opening many ways to God.

  • The Bible says that salvation is a free gift[9].

But the catholic church teaches salvation by works (baptism, church membership, etc.).

The catholic church also sells or gives indulgences—as if salvation can be marketed like merchandise—another practice condemned by the Word of God[10].

  • The Bible says that Jesus paid the full price for our sins on the cross[11].

But the catholic church has people do penance.

The catholic church also has people pray for those in purgatory (a place that doesn’t exist).

  • The Bible says that it is better to marry than to burn with lust[12].

But the catholic church imposes celibacy on all of its leadership. And now is it any wonder that there are vast numbers of people (children and adults) who have been sexually abused by catholic priests? Why does the pope embrace (literally!) priests accused of pedophilia?

Except for Paul, all of the apostles were married—including Peter[13].

And speaking of Peter: Peter was not the first pope. How could he be? The catholic church didn’t come into existence until 313—almost 200 years after Peter’s death. Also, Peter’s time in Rome was not spent in the lavish lateran palace, but in prison until his public upside-down execution by crucifixion.

The actual first pope was Melchiades. In his time there were some Christians who handed over rare Scriptures to the roman government in order to escape torture. Melchiades is said to have been one. Then in 313 Constantine legalized Christianity and made Melchiades pope. He changed his name to miltiades and as his first act, he pardoned the cowards that had escaped torture through this betrayal, and made them bishops.

Constantine gave Melchiades the lavish lateran palace. To me all of this is very suspect and smacks of bribery and collusion.

Constantine only pretended to be a Christian for political motives. Constantine wasn’t baptized until he was on his deathbed some 64 years later—just in case the Christians were right.

So please forgive me for the clumsy way that I handle this Truth Bomb. I would rather be slapped in the face with a hard truth than kissed with a sweet lie. In the end, the lie will hurt far worse than the truth slap. Again, I encourage you to check all of these things for yourselves. Be aware that if you only check catholic sources, you’ll get the sweet lie. But even some of their own sources reveal truth unintentionally.

I pray that this information helps you on your journey to the Truth because only the Truth will set you free.  God is good!

[1] I refuse to capitalize institutions and practices that are steeped in witchcraft.

[2] Leviticus 19:31; 20:6; 20:27, Deuteronomy 18:11 & Isaiah 8:19.

[3] Leviticus 21:1; 11-12, Numbers 5:2; 6:6-7 & 9-11; 9:6-10; 19:11-19; 31:19, Haggai 2:13.

[4] 2 Kings 23:16.

[5] Matthew 6:7.

[6] Exodus 20:3; 34:14, Deuteronomy 5:7, 2 Kings 17:36-39, Matthew 4:10, Luke 4:8, Revelation 15:4; 19:10 & 22:9.

[7] I’ve had catholic friends tell me that they don’t worship her, but many times I see catholics on their knees in front of a statue of mary. Friends, that is worship! You wouldn’t kneel before a statue of the devil, would you? or a statue of Abraham Lincoln, even.

And by the way, I don’t capitalize the name of entities that are not God or human. The human mother of Jesus is capitalized: Mary. But the demonic entity that calls itself by that same name doesn’t deserve the right to the same respect.

[8] John 14:6. See also Acts 4:12, Ephesians 1:13; 2:8-10, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, 2 Timothy 3:15, Hebrews 2:10 & 1 Peter 1:9.

[9] Ephesians 2:8-9. See also Romans 6:23.

[10] Acts 8:19-21.

[11] Romans 6:23.

[12] 1 Corinthians 7:9.

[13] Matthew 8:14-15.

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