No matter what your personal beliefs are, it's indisputable that Christianity has played a major role in influencing human culture over the last two thousand years. In this booklet we will examine the evidence for and against the truth of Christianity. A fair-minded assessment of the Christian era will open the mind of believers and skeptics alike.
Have you wondered why there are so many differing denominations in Christianity? If they were all true, they would all be of one mind and one accord, but they are not, so we need to seek out the truth, and it will be in keeping with the same teachings that are in the Holy Bible. We must align our will to His and not follow false religious traditions made by man.
Why are the churches being closed down during corona virus and not considered an essential service? Is it a sinister plot to destroy the Christianity? Or is it because God wants them closed down? The answer is both of these. How important is it to know the truth and obey His commandments? Why do Christians worship on Sunday? Why do Christians worship with Christmas and Easter and not the Lords Festivals? Why do many Christians say they don’t need to keep the commandments and that they can worship how they like? John 14:15-21 (KJV) 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Jesus/Yahshua’s Letters to the 7 churches.
Jesus/Yahshua (Jewish name) speaks to the last church of our time, naming it as the Laodicean church. Revelation 3:14-21 (KJV) 14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. The current church, are making the Lord feel sickened by its teachings!
Who is He referring to?
History shows that it was almost 336 AD before the official substitution of Sunday for the Sabbath was orchestrated by the Roman Emperor Constantine. He took control of the then known biblical church and named his new found religion of Christianity the official state religion. This move was to secure political advantage over a defeated contender for the office of Emperor. His rival supported a policy of persecuting and killing followers of the early church believers.
Constantine was quick to grasp the political advantage of accepting and supporting believers, but that acceptance came with a price:
It gave him State control over all, religious matters.
The Roman Emperor Constantine claimed, he saw a vision of a cross before a battle, believing it was of God he converted to the church and it became known as Christianity, bringing into it, his pagan beliefs and established himself as the head of the Roman Catholic Church around 313 A.D., which made this new "Christianity" the official religion of the Roman Empire. This ungodly system ushered in the darkest period of history known to man, properly known as the "Dark Ages" (500-1500 A.D.). Through popes, bishops, and priests, Satan ruled Europe, and Biblical works became illegal, bibles confiscated, and a false doctrine was contrived and enforced. At The Council of Laodicea. This was a regional synod of approximately thirty clerics from Asia Minor that assembled about 363–364 AD in Laodicea, Phrygia Pacatiana. It was at this council that the books that would be included in the bible were decided upon along with other added laws and regulations pertaining to Christians. Millions of believing disciples had been slaughtered by the pagan Roman religion, those who did not conform to its doctrine were hung on crosses outside of Jerusalem and set on fire to burn as an example to those who tried to defy it. Home groups were banned, scriptures burned. The church was punishable by death during this era, yet pardon was available to those willing to renounce their religion, by offering sacrifice to the emperor or Roman gods. Honouring Rome's gods and goddesses was considered a civic obligation and, it was the law. Thousands of believers refused to break with their faith and they had been executed. The apostles had been continually threatened and pressured to deny their Lord during their ministry; especially as they faced torture and martyrdom. However, none of these men who spent time with Jesus/Yahshua chose to save their lives by denying their faith in Him. History reveals that not one of the men, who knew Jesus/Yahshua personally, ever denied their testimony about Him, despite the threat and reality of imminent death.
This proves to any fair-minded observer that they possessed an absolute unshakable personal knowledge about the truth of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus/Yahshua.
Each of the Apostles were called upon to pay the ultimate price to prove their faith, affirming with their life's blood that Jesus/Yahshua was the true Messiah, the Son of God, and the only hope of salvation for a sinful humanity.
A close examination of the history of Christianity will show precisely what has happened. They have established their own self-righteous religions and have rejected the true righteousness of God. True worship, as originally taught by Yahshua Ha Mashiach and His apostles, was subverted from within by false teachers of lawlessness.
The Protestant, Reformation.
The protestant church broke away from Catholicism, but did they take up the true biblical teachings?
Protestant churches keep Sunday worship which was changed by the Roman Emperor Constantine in 336 AD. Clearly throughout the entire New Covenant we read that Jesus/Yahshua and the apostles kept the fourth commandment, seventh day Sabbath.
Do not think that I am claiming that seventh day Adventist is the true church because it has many false teachings which makes it a false religion, and Ellen White a false prophet. I am merely following the bible and not religion. Acts 18: 4-11 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. Every Sabbath Paul reasoned with both Jews and Greeks. This shows that there was, no differing days for gentile converts to the church, so there is no different day for us today. Paul confirms Sabbath day did not change! KJV. Hebrews 4:8, For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. Clearly telling us that there is no other day for worship and Jesus did not authorize another day because he did not once speak of it being changed. He did not do this and therefore Paul tells us verse 9 tells us….. 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Paul is showing us that Jesus only did as He saw the Father do, he did not come to change Gods unchangeable laws. Paul then exhorts us to enter into the rest that is given us by God and do not fall into unbelief. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. We are commanded to do what we see Jesus/Yahshua do, so we must ask ourselves the question did we see Jesus going to church on Sunday? Did Jesus order huge church buildings full of statues (idolatry) to be constructed?
What did church look like in the Old and New Covenant?Exodus 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.
Within thy gates. (Meaning they remained at home and included all who were within their property at that time, including servants, visitors and even your animals rested.) Disciples of the New Testament kept the Sabbath in their own homes, many built rooms alongside of their home or above it. Jesus/Yahshua and the apostles went from house to house to preach and teach. We see that Paul left a synagogue (meaning gathering place) and then went next door to another synagogue. Acts 18: 7 Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. 8 Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized. “Let No Man go out of His own place on the seventh day!”
“Let No Man go out of His own place on the seventh day!”
Exodus 16:29 See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. Many will argue this is only for Israel. When we accept Jesus/Yahshua as our Lord and Savior we are grafted into Israel. If it were for Israel only, then why did Jesus/Yahshua and the apostles keep it and tell us to keep it as God kept it. Why did Paul teach both Greeks and Jews in their homes on the Sabbath? Acts 18:4. Paul cleared up this matter by preaching to both Jews and Greeks in the synagogues on the seventh day Sabbath. He confirmed that the day did not or will not change at any time and that we are to remain faithful and not fall into unbelief about it Hebrews 4:8, as read on page 7 of this booklet. Yet it appears the entire western world has done just that. It has over the many generations come to believe the day changed and even though they cannot find one scripture to change it, they come up with a myriad of excuses and reasons why it happened. We are not to add man mad theories or traditions to our God given commands, yet Christians now worship how they want and not how God commanded them to. Reminiscent of the golden calf episode where they just went to their pagan practices and did it their own way and 3000 died on the day and the rest of them had their names removed from the book of life. Exodus 32:31-3431 And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. 32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. 33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. 34 Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them. Christianity has made gods of gold and have sinned a great sin. They teach a false grace, they do not keep the fourth commandment and they worship through festivals such as Christmas and Easter, thus removing the Lords festivals, even though Paul told us to keep them. 1 Corinthians 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Clearly Christianity is outside the bounds set by God in the Old and New Testament. We are forbidden to remove or add to His word, yet it seems Christianity has removed a good deal of the teachings and added their own ideas of worship to the mix. What does the Lord say about following false prophets and adopting the traditions of men? Matthew 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? Does it matter now if we continue on in our false style of worship, following false prophets and the false man made rules and traditions?
False Prophets. (Graham Greene, (celebrated Catholic Author,) Life Magazine, 30Oct. 1950. The Roman Catholic Church understands that the Bible specifically sanctifies the seventh-day weekly Sabbath. Furthermore, it also admits and boasts that the establishment of Sunday worship is based solely on the ecclesiastical authority of the Roman Catholic Church and not on the authority of the Scriptures. One of the many rules of the council of Laodicea that was instituted and forced for Christians to work on the Sabbath (sat) and to worship on the (Sunday). Constantine removed anything Jewish (Israel) from his new found religion.
“CHRISTIANS must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, (Sat) but must work on that day, rather honoring the Lord's Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ.”
Anathema meaning: A formal curse by a pope or a council of the Church, excommunicating a person or denouncing a doctrine.
Constantine had a distinct distaste for anything Jewish. We can safely conclude that the one true God impressed Him, but there was no way He was going to be told how to worship a Jewish God, therefore he forced his Roman law on how and when this God will be worshipped, thus changing it to fit in with Rome’s pagan sun god worship day. Removing the festivals which were clearly kept all throughout the New Testament by the believers, and calling for his pagan gods birthdays that were celebrated on the 25th December, and simply lumped Jesus/Yahshua into that celebration.
Some famous statements made by Catholic officials, in regard to the seventh-day weekly Sabbath and the first day of the week--Sunday. "You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify" (Cardinal Gibbon, Faith of Our Fathers, 1892, p. 111). "Sunday is a Roman Catholic institution, and its claims to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles...From the beginning to the end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first" (Catholic Press [Sydney Australia], August 25, 1900).
The Roman Catholic Church boasts that by its authority alone they changed the day of worship from the Sabbath to Sunday:
“Question: Which is the Sabbath day? Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Question: Why do we worship [on] Sunday instead of Saturday? Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 336), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.
No man has that authority on this earth, nor in the heavens above. Any religion, man or culture, who states that they have the authority to change the laws of God are of the devil. The Catholic Church does not have authority, and no other self-professed prophet or saint can change the Laws of God.
"The observation of the first instead of the seventh day rests on the testimony of the Catholic church, and the Catholic church alone!" (Hobort Church News [Episcopalian], July 2, 1894).
The overwhelming evidence of the Bible and history proves that the Seventh day Sabbath—is the true day of rest and worship of God. The Roman Catholic Religion has no difficulty in admitting that they are responsible for the change from the biblical Sabbath to Sunday worship.
They do not hide this fact, so why are so many still deceived by this incredible admission and why don’t the Christian’s wake up and repent and turn to the true teachings and keep the true Sabbath? Maybe it is too hard to change back? Or they may lose their congregation and their financial means of support? Or just too complacent in a comfort zone and think that God does not care what day it is, as long as they have a worship day. However God commanded that we work 6 days and rest on the 7th day as He did at creation.
God puts His presence into the seventh day. He fellowships with His people on that day, as well as, the annual Holy Feast days which, He has commanded to be observed in worship of Him. Should we risk our lives being blotted out of the book of life as they did in the golden calf scenario? If God doesn’t change and Jesus/Yahshua kept it in accordance with the Old Testament boundaries then the answer is obvious to any fair minded person. We need to keep the 7th day Sabbath and this was prophesised by Isaiah stating that salvation depended on our observance and reverence and keeping of Gods true biblical Sabbath Day.
Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
What is God’s mark, sign or symbol of authority?
Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover, also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.
Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, And I will write them on their minds.”
The scriptures above tells us that He gave us His Sabbath as a glorious sign of His power to create and His power to sanctify, convert and save us. In the bible, the words seal, sign, and mark are used interchangeably: God’s sign, the Sabbath, represents His Holy power to rule as Creator and Saviour.
Revelation 7:1-3 says it will be written upon the foreheads, minds, of His people.
Hebrews 10:16 It will signify that they are owned by Him and have His character.
Hebrews 4:4-10 confirms this by saying that when we enter His rest, we should keep His seventh-day Sabbath Holy as a symbol, or mark of salvation.
The good news is…. The Church is awakening!
In the parable of the ten virgins we see that they are all waiting and all grew drowsy due to the long wait, then just as HE returns 5 woke up and trimmed their lamps.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins.
Matthew 25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ 9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. The Wise are waking up!
A great multitude is waking up and trimming their lamps, no longer satisfied with false Christianity. They are stepping away from the worldly church systems and its false beliefs and turning their attention back to their Fathers as prophesised by Elijah that at the very end many will turn their hearts back to. the Fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
What should we do?
We keep the commandments and we follow the biblical church and not the falseness of the Christian church era.
Those great and famous pastors and theologians who are drawing the crowds and taking offerings whilst teaching false doctrine will be removed from the world stage and the righteous overcomers will come forward and the seemingly unknown will be exalted to direct the Lords Church in its final moments before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord.
With Covid-19 lock down the church has been closed to the public. It was not considered a vital service to the world but rather shut down and shunned. Is this Satan, or is it God who has shut down the Sunday keeping false churches?
What does the bible say about Christmas celebrations?
We read below about the queen of heaven and how the pagans worshipped her with decorated trees and silver and gold, baking cakes and drink offerings.
We could be excused if we think the following verses from Jeremiah are describing a work Christmas party in our present day.
Jeremiah 7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
Jeremiah 10:2 This is what the LORD says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by the signs in the heavens, though the nations themselves are terrified by them. 3. For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut down a tree from the forest; it is shaped with a chisel by the hands of a craftsman. 4. They adorn it with silver and gold and fasten it with hammer and nails, so that it will not totter…. The pagan ritual of celebrating the queen of heaven, including Mary worship is a big part of the Roman Catholic religion, and it has filtered down into our modern day churches and we accept these rituals (Christmas celebrations, sun day worship and an Easter bunny, which represents fertility gods) without question.
What does the Lord say about our celebrations?
Isaiah 1:14-16 KJV 14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. 15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. 16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
The Lords festivals consist of three major festivals celebrated annually and are required not only now that we celebrate them but also during the millennial reign.
Zechariah 14:16And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
The church in the New Testament kept all of these festivals.
The festivals are a time when all the home churches in the area, come together for fellowship. It is a great celebration and time of learning and a joyful time to make friendships and be of one accord. God is the same, yesterday today and forever then we should also be participating in His festivals and not our man made traditions.
Matthew 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
They are not just Jewish festivals. There were 12 tribes and Yahshua came to gather in the lost tribes through the church, Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. All 12 tribes need to participate in these festivals. We are told via scripture to do this in the land that has been given us and therefore it is up to us to have meet-up points where we can participate and celebrate. There is more information about the 12 tribes on the website Ephraim and Manasseh. www.glendamclachlan.com All who are born again are adopted sons and daughters of Elohim. We become Israel the moment we acknowledge and turn to the Messiah the King of Israel.
How should we worship our God?
We cannot worship how we decide. The Lord set down His festivals as a shadow of things to come. Each festival has a past event to commemorate and a future event leading to the millennial reign of which we are advised will be kept during the one thousand year reign, making the bible and it teachings relevant to all Israel and not to just Jews as the Christians are led to believe.
We see the protestant and catholic great church buildings and the red carpet and the choir dressed in glorious robes and beautiful songs of praise but there is one thing missing from these great Christian Camp Meetings.
The one thing missing is the true teachings of the Savior.
Jesus/Yahshua speaks to the Ladoceian church…….
Revelation 3: 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have grown wealthy and need nothing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.
18. I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, white garments so that you may be clothed and your shameful nakedness not exposed, and salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
19Those I love, I rebuke and discipline. Therefore be earnest and repent.
He can’t get in past the idolatry and traditions set down by the Roman Catholic Religion and carried through into the protestant worship. Not even resembling the early church and the true festivals of which the whole story of creation through to the millennial kingdom is played out and rehearsed every year and Jesus/Yahshua and the apostles took part and told us to keep these feasts as well. It is a very false claim to say they are only for Jews or only for Israel. They are not called Israel’s feasts or Jewish Feasts, they are the Lords Festivals and when we accept the Lord we accept all that He has for us. The plan of salvation is in the Feasts and all who come unto Him are now Israel. They kept all the festivals during the New Testament Church and we should also be keeping them.
1 Corinthians 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
“The Catching Away.”
The rapture, “catching away,” is close and much of the book of revelation has played out before our eyes and only the wise will enter there-in. The great whore-ish church (Roman Catholic) of the book of Revelation and her harlot daughters, (Protestant) will find the door shut if they don’t repent and come out of the false religious system.
Just as the foolish virgins were waiting at the door to enter in with the bridegroom, the false sun-day Christian churches all think they are going into the rapture and they are eagerly watching for it, but they are foolishly following the traditions set down by the false pagan Roman religion, and are not keeping His Holy Sabbath day, but are worshipping their god with the false prophet Constantine’s sun day, sun god worship.
Yahshua (Jewish name) is not a Roman and was never head of the Roman church. He is King of Israel, the great High priest. He did not change His day to Sunday worship or pagan idolatry of Christmas and Easter? May all come out of religion and into the WORD of God. By His stripes you are healed and only by obedience to His commandments are you born again. By His grace we are saved, but we have no promise if we are breaking His commandments and following false prophets with damnable heresies.
He warned that if you love Him you will be keeping His commandments when He comes.All of the Ten Commandments which includes the forth, to keep His Holy Sabbath day.John 14:15-21(KJV) 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. A Pastor teaching at Sunday churches and worshiping and celebrating Christmas and Easter is a false preacher and in these last moments of time I urge all to wake up and trim your lamps, the bridegroom is about to “catch away” His ‘little flock’ and He is not coming for a Roman pagan origin church with Sunday worship and false festive traditions of men.
He is coming for His Bride, the true overcomers and disciples, who follow Him and are not of this world’s religious system but are obedient and about their ‘Fathers Business’ living as Yahshua and the apostles lived in the biblical church of the New Covenant. This true church is growing and is standing up in these last days to be leading the world as the wise ones, a small remnant, who know their bridegroom and have their lamps full of oil.
Being in lock down and unable to attend the Sunday churches is a blessing to us, God does not want us out in buildings worshipping Him on a Sunday. He wants us worshipping at home, with our families on the correct biblical Sabbath, with His church re-instated just as He set it in Exodus 16:29 See, for that the LORD hath given you the Sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. YHWH does not change. He does not break His own commandments!
“Let no one go out of their place on the Sabbath!” Sabbath was intended to be a day at home with family and extended family and somewhere to invite friends so they can be sanctified and to praise and worship on the seventh day of the week. We must start speaking and following the correct biblical word and come out of false religions/denominations, who are simply teaching what they have taught for generations and that is….. “The traditions of men.” The sleeping Church has to wake up and trim their lamps and fill them with the ‘Good Oil.’ Get determined right now. Take a firm stand with us that things must change. We must start speaking about our church and country by faith instead of going around sprouting bad news all the time. So much brain washed, fear mongering and it is destroying souls of many. One handful of believers who are listening to, trusting in, obeying and speaking out the good news of YHWH are more powerful than all the devils on earth. Are you seeking fellowship but not sure where to find bible believing followers of biblical truths? We welcome all who are searching and maybe confused by the many religions/denominations or have realized that the truth is not in the main stream churches. Please get in touch and we would love to answer any questions and provide you with information, and fellowship.
May God bless you and bring you into His truth, Glenda McLachlan.
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