Genesis 1:5

Night and Day

God called the light Day, and the dark­ness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morn­ing, the first day. 

God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.

The impres­sion I get from the Scrip­tures is that names are of par­tic­u­lar impor­tance to God. They often car­ried a par­tic­u­lar mean­ing, a mean­ing which should not be ignored when study­ing the Bible. Per­haps most notable was that the Mes­si­ah was called “Emmanuel,” mean­ing “God with us” — no more con­cise descrip­tion of the Incar­na­tion could be giv­en than Emmanuel! Like­wise, even the Mes­si­ah’s giv­en name, Jesus, was the Greek coun­ter­part to “Joshua,” mean­ing “sal­va­tion of the Lord.” No more apt name could have been giv­en the Savior!

Whether renam­ing Abram to Abra­ham or Simon to Peter, the Lord makes a point of the names of things. And He here names the “light” and the “dark” (which were sep­a­rat­ed from one anoth­er in the pre­vi­ous verse).

To the light the Cre­ator gave the name “Day.” The word is pos­si­bly derived from a root mean­ing “warm,” which makes sense enough; but the word itself? Well, no sur­pris­es, but it means “day.”

The dark­ness he called “Night,” and while that name also does­n’t car­ry any sort of spe­cial mean­ing, I found inter­est­ing what Strong’s Con­cor­dance said about the word, that the Hebrew word used here for “Night” comes from anoth­er word which means “to fold back,” and it says that the word for night prop­er­ly means “to twist (away of the light).”

Isn’t that inter­est­ing? The Night — the dark­ness which God sep­a­rat­ed from the light — can no longer min­gle with the light. It’s nature is whol­ly dif­fer­ent. To the ancients, the dark­ness twists and writhes away from the light; nowa­days we know that “dark­ness” isn’t a thing in and of itself but is instead the absence of light.

I think that mod­ern knowl­edge helps us to under­stand the nature of light and dark in the Scrip­tures. It’s obvi­ous enough what hap­pens at night — due to the earth­’s rota­tion, the sun’s light is no longer able to fall upon the “night” por­tion of the planet.

But light and dark are much deep­er than that. Read with me a por­tion of the Gospel of John:

And this is the judg­ment: the light has come into the world, and peo­ple loved the dark­ness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20For every­one who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21But who­ev­er does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clear­ly seen that his deeds have been car­ried out in God. 

Can you see it there? Even with­in man dark­ness hates light — it twists away from it, seeks to sup­press it, does what­ev­er it can so that its evil will not be exposed. Do you ever won­der why unbe­liev­ers despise our Sav­ior? Do you ever won­der why the world seeks to silence Chris­tians and the Gospel to which they bear witness?

It is because where the light is, dark­ness can­not exist. In nature, that works fine — day and night exist har­mo­nious­ly. With­in man, how­ev­er, light & dark will for­ev­er be at enmi­ty; they sim­ply can­not coexist!

Before we move on to the next part of this verse, it is impor­tant that it be not­ed that by nam­ing the light “Day” and the dark­ness “Night,” God pro­vides us with very sim­ple def­i­n­i­tions which we must not for­get as we progress through the chapter.

And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

The first day of Time has come to pass. What took place?

  • The Father cre­at­ed the form­less Earth & the heavens.
  • The Spir­it impart­ed ener­gy to the watery deep.
  • The Son (read: the Word) spoke light into existence.
  • God sep­a­rat­ed light from darkness.
  • God named the Day & Night.

And that first day wrapped up. Dur­ing the night, God did not act cre­ative­ly. In so doing, He was set­ting up a pat­tern for who would even­tu­al­ly be His peo­ple — work dur­ing the day, for the night comes when no man shall work. ((Times were very dif­fer­ent before the har­ness­ing of electricity!))

There are many who would make the claim that what is in view here is not a lit­er­al 24-hour day, but is instead an inde­ter­mi­nate peri­od of time. This claim is gen­er­al­ly made in order to val­i­date the Scrip­tures in lieu of sci­en­tif­ic the­o­ry. Fair enough, though it should be not­ed that is a very pour way to inter­pret the Scriptures!

Keep in mind that God has already defined for us what the “Day” is — it is when the light is shin­ing! How often does the light of the sun shine on any one point on the plan­et? Well, it varies depend­ing on where you are, but you’re cer­tain­ly not going to fit geo­log­i­cal ages into those peri­ods of light.

No, these were your typ­i­cal 24-hour days — com­plete with morn­ings and evenings.

It is morn­ing now in this cre­ation account, and we’re ready for the sec­ond day to begin and for the sec­ond account of the Lord speak­ing. Stay tuned for verse 6!

Unless oth­er­wise not­ed, all Scrip­tures quot­ed with­in this post come from the Eng­lish Stan­dard Ver­sion of the Holy Bible.

9 thoughts on “Genesis 1:5”

  1. “Let There Be Light”

    “In The Begin­ning” The Creator(Our Father) said,

    “Let There Be Light, and There Was Light”

    “The Begin­ning of The Cre­ation of GOD”

    “Let There Be Light”

    And the rev­e­la­tion that The Mes­si­ah gave unto the
    apos­tle John bore wit­ness to The Truth that The
    Mes­si­ah, was “The Begin­ning of the Cre­ation of
    GOD(Our Father, Cre­ator of ALL)”! (Rev 3:14)

    And The Mes­si­ah bore wit­ness to His Brethren
    when He tes­ti­fied, “My GOD is your GOD and My
    Father(Creator) is your Father(Creator).”(Jn 20:17)

    The Mes­si­ah tes­ti­fied “I have sent My angel to
    you with this tes­ti­mo­ny for the assem­blies. I am
    the root and the off­spring of David. I am the bright,
    Morn­ing Star(Light)”! (Rev 22:16) ) Peter testified
    “We have the more sure word of prophe­cy; and
    you do well to take heed, as to a lamp shin­ing in a
    dark place, until the day dawns, and The Morning
    Star(Light) aris­es in your hearts.”(2Pt 1:19) “But
    you are a cho­sen gen­er­a­tion, a roy­al priesthood,
    a holy nation, HIS own spe­cial peo­ple, that you
    may pro­claim the prais­es of HIM who called you
    out of dark­ness into His mar­velous Light.”(1Pt2:9)

    And the evening(darkness) and The Morning
    (Light) was the First Day.” (Gen 1:5)

    “The Begin­ning of The Cre­ation of GOD”!

    It is very impor­tant to both know and experience
    The Mes­si­ah as He Is, Was and always Will Be,
    and also to know the “glo­ry He had with Our
    Father” before He was born in “the like­ness of
    sin­ful flesh”. (John 17:5, Rom 8:3) For what The
    Mes­si­ah Was and Is, Is that which He will always
    Will Be.“The Only Begot­ten Son” of “Our Father”!

    First, let me sim­ply state that I do not believe the
    “catholic” and “chris­t­ian” theo’ry’­log­i­cal doctrines
    con­cern­ing “The Only True GOD, Father ALL”. For
    they “image“ine a three-head­ed “god” they call
    their “trin­i­ty”, or they declare their “christ” to be
    their “god and father”, or they believe that The
    Mes­si­ah was but an exalt­ed messenger(angel)
    or prophet.

    John The Bap­tist tes­ti­fied, “And I saw, and bare
    record that The Mes­si­ah is the Son of GOD(Our
    Father).”(John 1:34) Peter tes­ti­fied, “You are The
    Mes­si­ah, The Son of The Liv­ing GOD(Father of
    ALL)”!(Matt 16:16) And the Ethiopi­an eunuch
    tes­ti­fied, “I believe that The Mes­si­ah is The Son
    of GOD(Our Father)”. (Acts 8:37) “See­ing then
    that we have a great high priest, that is passed
    into the Heav­ens, The Mes­si­ah, The Son of
    GOD(Our Father), let us hold fast our profession.”
    (Heb 4:14) “These things are writ­ten so that you
    might believe that The Mes­si­ah is The Son of GOD
    (Our Father)”. (John 20:31) The Mes­si­ah testified
    that He was “The Son of GOD”, and that His GOD
    was “The Only True GOD(Father of ALL)”.
    (John 10:36,17:3)

    And The Mes­si­ah also tes­ti­fied that He was the
    “Son of man” and “The Light of the world”.
    (Matt 26:64, John 8:12)

    It is need­ful to believe that The Mes­si­ah Was, Is
    and always Will Be “The Son of The Liv­ing GOD”,
    and that there is but “One GOD, HE WHO is
    Father of ALL”. (Mat 16:16, Eph 4:6) The Messiah
    bore wit­ness to His Brethren when He testified
    after being “raised from among the dead”, “My GOD
    is your GOD and My Father(Creator) is your Father
    (Cre­ator)” (John 20:17)

    Is The Mes­si­ah’s GOD and Father your GOD
    and Father?

    Who are The Brethren of The Messiah?

    “Let There Be Light”

    Once again, It is very impor­tant to both know and
    expe­ri­ence The Mes­si­ah as He Was, Is and always
    Will Be. The Mes­si­ah sim­ply tes­ti­fied in John 17:5
    “And now O Father, glo­ri­fy Me with YOUR own self
    with the glo­ry that I had with YOU before the world
    began”.

    Pri­or to that tes­ti­mo­ny The Mes­si­ah had testified,
    “Yet a lit­tle while is The Light with you. Walk while
    you have The Light, lest dark­ness comes upon
    you: for he that walks in dark­ness does not know
    where he goes. While you have Light, believe in
    The Light, that you may be the chil­dren of Light.”
    (John 12:35–36)

    And the apos­tle John tes­ti­fied: “In the beginning
    was the Word, and the Word was with GOD, and
    The Word was GOD. (John did not tes­ti­fy that
    The Word is GOD)The same was in the beginning
    with GOD. All things were made by Him, and
    with­out Him was not any thing made that was
    made. In Him was Life; and The Life was The
    Light of men. And The Light shined in darkness;
    and the dark­ness com­pre­hend­ed it not. There
    was a man sent from GOD, whose name was
    John. The same came for a wit­ness, to bear
    wit­ness of The Light, that all men through Him
    might believe. He(John the bap­tist) was not that
    Light, but was sent to bear wit­ness of that Light.
    That was the True Light, which enlight­ens every
    man that comes into the world. He(The Messiah)
    was in the world, and the world was made by
    Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto
    His own, and His own received Him not. But as
    many as received Him, to them He gave power
    to become the sons of GOD, even to them that
    believe on His name: Which were born, not of
    blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will
    of man, but of “The Only True GOD, Father of
    ALL”.” (John 1:1–13)

    It is need­ful to real­ize that The Mes­si­ah testified
    of “The Only True GOD” in John 17:3, and so it is
    that The GOD and Father of The Mes­si­ah IS,
    WAS and always WILL BE “The Only True GOD”.

    “The Only True GOD” is “Father of ALL”.

    And “The Father of ALL” is “Our Father”, HE WHO
    IS “The Only True GOD” and Father of The Messiah
    and His Brethren.

    And the apos­tle John tes­ti­fied in John 3:17–21:
    “For Our Father sent not his Son into the world
    to con­demn the world; but that the world through
    Him might be saved. He that believes on Him is
    not con­demned: but he that believes not is
    con­demned already, because he has not believed
    in the name of the only begot­ten Son of GOD(Our
    Father). And this is the con­dem­na­tion, that Light is
    come into the world, and men loved darkness
    rather than Light, because their deeds were evil.
    For every one that does evil hates The Light,
    nei­ther comes to The Light, lest his deeds should
    be reproved. But he that does Truth comes to The
    Light, that his deeds may be made man­i­fest, that
    they are wrought in GOD(Our Father).”

    In John 12:34 the peo­ple asked, “Who is this Son
    of man? Then in John 12:35–36, “The Mes­si­ah said
    unto them, yet a lit­tle while is The Light with you.
    Walk while you have The Light, lest dark­ness come
    upon you: for he that walks in dark­ness does not
    know where he goes. While you have Light, believe
    in The Light, that you may be the chil­dren of Light.
    The Mes­si­ah spoke these things, and departed,
    and hid Him­self from them.”

    Sim­ply, “In The Begin­ning” The Only True GOD
    spoke The Word, “Let There Be Light”, “And there
    was Light”! “And there was evening(darkness) and
    there was morn­ing (Light), The First Day”. (Gen 1:5)
    Cer­tain­ly such “Light” was not “nat­ur­al” light, for
    “nat­ur­al” light, the sun, moon, and stars were not
    cre­at­ed until the “fourth day”. (Gen 1:14–19)

    “In the begin­ning”, “The First Day”, The Father of
    All cre­at­ed “The Light”, with­out which Cre­ation and
    Life, as we now know and expe­ri­ence it, could not
    have been.

    The First Day, “The Light”, The Mes­si­ah, “The
    begin­ning of the Cre­ation of GOD(HE WHO is
    The Only True GOD and Father of ALL)”!
    (Gen 1:3, Rev 3:14, John 17:3, Eph 4:6)

    And “The Only True GOD” cre­at­ed all “things” by,
    through, and for “The Light”, The Mes­si­ah, “The
    Son of The Liv­ing GOD” and “Son of man”.
    (Col 1:15, Eph 3:9, Mat 16:16, Mat 12:32)

    And “The True Light which enlight­ens every man
    com­ing into the world”, was born as a child
    des­tined to be The Mes­si­ah. (John 1:9, Mat 1:21)

    The Mes­si­ah, “The Light of the world”.
    (John 8:12, 9:5)

    The Mes­si­ah, “The first­born of every creature
    (all cre­ation)”. (Col 1:15)

    The Mes­si­ah, “Begot­ten of Our Father”,
    “The first­born among many Brethren”.
    (Heb 1:5) (Ps 2:7) (Rom 8:29)

    The Mes­si­ah, “A ser­vant of The Only True GOD
    (Father of ALL)”. (Isa 42:1–7)

    The Mes­si­ah, “The Lamb of GOD”.
    (John 1:29,36)

    The Mes­si­ah, “The first­born from among the dead”.
    (Col 1:18)

    Once again: “In The Begin­ning” Our Father, “The
    Only True GOD” spoke: “Let there be Light, and
    there was Light”! The Mes­si­ah, “The Begin­ning of
    the Cre­ation of GOD”, “the first­born of every
    creature(all cre­ation)”. (Gen 1:3, John 17:3,
    Rev 3:14, Col 1:15)

    Thanks Be To “Our Father”!

    The Mes­si­ah, The Cre­ation of “The Only True
    GOD, Father of ALL”! (Rev 3:14)

    The Mes­si­ah, “made so much bet­ter than the
    angels”! (Heb 1:4)

    The Mes­si­ah, “The Light of the world”!
    (John 8:12, 9:5)

    “The Lamb of GOD”, “The Light of The New
    Heav­en­ly Jerusalem”! (Rev 21:22–23)

    Paul expe­ri­enced “The Light ” on the road to
    Dam­as­cus. “And it came to pass, that, as I
    made my jour­ney, and came near unto
    Dam­as­cus about noon­time, sud­den­ly a great
    Light from Heav­en shone round about me.
    And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice
    say­ing unto me, Saul, Saul, why do you
    per­se­cute Me? And I answered, “Who are
    You, Mas­ter”? And He said unto me, I am
    Yehowshuwa’(Yahshua, Joshua) of Nazareth,
    Whom you per­se­cute. And they that were
    with me saw The Light, and were afraid; but
    they did not hear the voice of Him that spoke
    to me. And I said, “What shall I do, Master”?
    And He said unto me, arise and go into
    Dam­as­cus, and there you shall be told all
    things which are appoint­ed for you to do.
    And when I could not see for the glo­ry of
    that Light, I was led by the hand into
    Dam­as­cus.” (Acts 22:6–11)

    Paul also tes­ti­fied, “At mid­day I saw in the
    way a Light from Heav­en, ABOVE THE
    BRIGHTNESS OF THE SUN, shin­ing round
    about me and those who jour­neyed with me.
    And when we were all fall­en to the earth, I
    heard a voice speak­ing unto me, and saying
    in the HEBREW tongue, Saul, Saul, why do
    you per­se­cute Me? It is hard for you to kick
    against the pricks.” (The Mes­si­ah could not
    have told Paul, “I am jesus” for He spoke in
    the “HEBREW tongue”) (Acts 26:13–14)

    Paul saw “The Light” that was The Messiah
    and he was blinded(naturally, not Spiritually)
    for a time. Now when The Mes­si­ah was in
    the “like­ness of sin­ful flesh”, born as “the
    Son of man”, He could only reflect “The
    Light”, liken unto the moon which but reflects
    the light of the nat­ur­al sun.

    “Let There Be Light”

    The Mes­si­ah, “The Light of the world”!

    And con­sid­er the nat­ur­al light pro­vid­ed by
    the sun, which was Cre­at­ed on the fourth
    day. Does not the nat­ur­al light of the sun
    reveal out­ward­ly, all the earth­ly, natural
    things? Con­sid­er what hap­pens when
    that which you thought was clean is
    exposed to the light of the sun? Is not
    the least out­ward par­ti­cle of uncleanness
    read­i­ly seen in the light of the sun? And
    so it is with “The Light” that is The Messiah.
    For His Life, “The Life”, expos­es all the
    unclean­ness in the life that is of The “I” in
    all of us! The “I” is the cre­ation of mankind’s
    “imag“ination! And “The Light” penetrates
    deeply, cleans­ing even the innermost
    recess­es of the heart, “right­ly divid­ing the
    soul and spirit”!

    Yet for such a cleans­ing to begin one must
    “expe­ri­ence The Messiah(The Light) and
    The Pow­er that raised Him from among the
    dead”!(Php 3:10) Oh, there are many who
    know of a “mes­si­ah”, yet who has
    expe­ri­enced “The Light”? For “The Light”
    was “The Begin­ning of Cre­ation” both the
    old, which was nat­ur­al and earth­ly and The
    New, which is of The Spir­it and Heavenly.
    Those who “love this world and it’s things”
    yet desire that which “decayed, waxed
    old and van­ished away” (Heb 8:13) They
    are of those “whose ‘god’ is their belly,
    and whose glo­ry is in their shame, for
    they mind earth­ly things”. (Phlp 3:19)

    Sad­ly, those who “love this world and it’s
    things” yet love dark­ness more than The
    Light and they will abide in the darkness
    they loved for­ev­er ;-( (1Jn2:15,Jn3:19–20)

    Sad­der yet, sys­tems of reli­gion that are of
    this world, such as “catholi­cism”, “chris­tian­i­ty”,
    “judaism”, “islam”, etc., have so perverted
    The Tes­ti­monies, that today, as in the two
    thou­sand or so, years gone by, “The Way
    of Truth is evil spo­ken of”! All because of
    the theo’ry’­log­i­cal, hereti­cal doc­trines that
    are of men! And espe­cial­ly those
    theo’ry’­log­i­cal doc­trines which seek to
    define “The Only True GOD, Father of All”.
    (2Peter 2:1–2)

    All such doc­trines are but the prod­uct of
    mankind’s “imag“ination and mankind’s
    “imag“ination is destroy­ing and perverting
    Creation(land, air, water, crea­tures, Light,
    Truth, Love, Peace, Joy, Hope, .etc.)

    Yes, sad­ly ;-( Cre­ation is being destroyed
    by self-willed men who could care less
    about that which is of The Truth(What Is,
    Was, and always Will Be), and care even
    less about those things which they can
    not com­pre­hend apart from their
    “nat­ur­al” sens­es and men­tal processes ;-(

    And The Truth tes­ti­fies, The Cre­ator “will
    destroy those who destroy the earth(HIS
    Creation)”(Rev 11:18).

    Sad­ly, in this wicked world, those who
    seek prof­it will nat­u­ral­ly over­come those
    who do not ;-(

    Yet, There Is Hope!

    For The Life is of The Spirit!

    And Mir­a­cles do happen!

    And Faith rejoic­es against profit(greed)
    and theo’ry’logy(logic)!

    Hope is there would be those who experience
    The Mir­a­cle that is receiv­ing “a love of The
    Truth” for they will “see” “The Light”.
    (2Thes 2:10, John 8:12, 9:5)

    And they will receive peace, in spite of the
    dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this world, for
    they will clear­ly “see” that “The WHOLE
    world is under the con­trol of the evil one”.
    (1John 5:19) And they will clear­ly “see”
    things as they are and not as “imag“inative,
    world-lov­ing humans would have others
    believe them to be, for they will “see” The
    Light that is The Mes­si­ah.…… francisco

  2. Aha, Fran­cis­co! but why see The Light that you claim to be The Mes­si­ah if he is not God? If I want­ed a mere man to rec­on­cile me to God, I could embrace Judaism or Catholi­cism open­ly. Why should the Mes­si­ah, be bet­ter than a priest of the Old Tes­ta­ment as both are God-insti­tut­ed means of access to God? The Mes­si­ah thus is not exclu­sive­ly the sav­iour of the world, IF He IS NOT God.

    Fur­ther, your “logos“ic does not make any sense. Through­out you add extra-bib­li­cal def­i­n­i­tions to make your point, many of which are con­tra­dic­to­ry to clear scrip­tur­al teach­ing. On pain of being redun­dant I give just one.

    “dis-ease(no-peace)” — This def­i­n­i­tion is against scrip­ture, no mat­ter how ety­mo­log­i­cal­ly pro­found it may seem to you. Peace is the result of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion to God, even if my body is decay­ing as scrip­ture says it is, and nature punc­tu­ates for me. ‘All peace’ is in Jesus Christ and is aside from any sick­ness, cir­cum­stance, or idea of this world.

  3. I hate to sound like a killjoy, but regard­less of what­ev­er mes­sage you are try­ing to preach, if you are attempt­ing to point out that all Ortho­dox Chris­tian­i­ty is wrong, might I sug­gest writ­ing using prop­er English?

    It’s dif­fi­cult to imag­ine that you’ve come upon a truth unknown to most every­one else in Chris­ten­dom when you rat­tle off sen­tences like, “All reli­gious sys­tems, muslin, jew­ish, bud­dhist, catholic, chris­t­ian „etc„ are Anti-Mes­si­ah!” and say things like, “ ‘imag’ined.”

    On a more seri­ous note, you’re doing lit­tle more than mak­ing wild claims with­out doing a whole lot to sub­stan­ti­ate them bib­li­cal­ly. You con­clud­ed your post with 1 John 5:19, which I assume you were direct­ing at all of us “oth­er” Chris­tians while exempt­ing yourself.

    Bran­don is absolute­ly cor­rect — if the Mes­si­ah was not God in the flesh, then He would not have mat­tered. He would have been no more capa­ble of sav­ing mankind than Noah, Abra­ham, Moses, David, Ezekiel, Paul, Bud­dha, Mohamed, Will Smith, George Wash­ing­ton, or Bozo the Clown.

    The Scrip­tures state, and they do not lie, that in the begin­ning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1). Jesus Christ is that Word, and in Him is our only Hope — Hope which I pray you share.

  4. DISCLAIMER: The fol­low­ing tes­ti­mo­ny is giv­en regard­ing the reli­gious sys­tems of this wicked world, not indi­vid­u­als. Record­ed for rev­e­la­tion, not con­dem­na­tion, in hopes there would be those who would “see” and “hear”, for all who do so will “come out from among them(this world and it’s sys­tems of reli­gion) and be sep­a­rate”. They will “Come out of her” indeed and Truth!

    “The Way of Truth is evil spo­ken of” because of pagan “catholi­cism” and her har­lot pagan “chris­t­ian” daugh­ters ;-( Their “imag“ined “jesus christ” is not The Mes­si­ah! It was some five hun­dred years ago that they named one head of their three-head­ed pagan “god”, “jesus”, dur­ing a time that has been called the “ref­or­ma­tion”. Pri­or to that time there was no “j” sound in the eng­lish language.……period.……

    Yet the “ref­or­ma­tion” was an apt­ly named time! For it was a time when “catholi­cism” birthed her har­lot “chris­t­ian” daugh­ters ;-( Her “chris­t­ian” daugh­ters are of her sub­stance ;-( Her sub­stance was mere­ly “reformed” so that her “chris­t­ian” daugh­ters might appear a bit dif­fer­ent­ly out­ward­ly, yet inward­ly they remained liken unto their pagan har­lot mother ;-(

    “chris­tian­i­ty” is but the byprod­uct of the for­nica­tive rela­tion­ship pagan “catholi­cism” has always had with “the god of this world”, he who is “the father of lies”, he who is “the angel of light”, ‘d’evil spir­it that rules over this wicked world ;-(
    All reli­gious sys­tems, muslin, jew­ish, bud­dhist, catholic, chris­t­ian „etc„ are Anti-Messiah!

    Reli­gious sys­tems of this world, all alike they are,
    Their cap­tives have fought, killed and died, both near and far ;-(

    And then once a week, or mul­ti­ple times a day they may pray,
    Yet as hyp­ocrites they begin each new day ;-(

    Days that are filled with deceit and lies,
    For in a “reli­gious sys­tem” Truth can not abide ;-(

    And so the fruit of death is born of reli­gion’s way,
    Because life is but a pawn in the wicked game they play ;-(

    Faith will not cre­ate a reli­gious system!

    The Mes­si­ah tes­ti­fied of a “wicked world”, and of His dis­ci­ples being “in, not of, this world”.

    John exhort­ed those who believed “to love not the world or it’s things” for “the WHOLE world is under the con­trol of the evil one”!

    And James tes­ti­fied, “who­ev­er is a friend of this world is the ene­my of GOD(Father, Great Spir­it, Creator„)”!

    Those of this wicked world and it’s reli­gious sys­tems are destroy­ing and per­vert­ing Cre­ation and The Cre­ator, Our Father, has promised that HE “will destroy those who are destroy­ing HIS Creation(earth, air, water, crea­tures, Truth, Love, Peace, .etc.)”!

    May there be those who take heed unto The Call of The Only True GOD and “Come out of her, MY people”!

    All who heed GOD’s Call will exit “the broad­way to destruc­tion” and they will fol­low The Mes­si­ah on “The Way to The Truth of The Life”! They no longer will have their por­tion with the pagan “catholic” and “chris­t­ian” LIES, or with any oth­er reli­gious sys­tem of this world.

    The Mes­si­ah tes­ti­fied, “who­ev­er lives and believes in Me(His Teach­ings and Life exam­ple) shall nev­er die.” And then The Mes­si­ah ques­tioned, “Do you believe this?” YES!

    And you? Do you believe? Or do you believe in death?

    While there is breath(spirit) there is hope!

    For Mir­a­cles Do Hap­pen! Thank­ful­ly so!

    Hope is that there would be those who “come out” of the “strong delu­sion” that is the reli­gious sys­tems of this wicked world. Hope is that there would be those who believe in and receive of The Life. Hope is that there would be those who would “expe­ri­ence The Mes­si­ah and The Pow­er that raised Him from among the dead”.

    Hope is you will, or have expe­ri­enced The Mir­a­cle that is “receiv­ing a love of The Truth”.

    All who have “received a love of The Truth” will have:

    .……Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(religion) that is of this wicked world.……

    “For the WHOLE world is under the con­trol of the evil one”! (1 John 5:19)

  5. I guess I am just con­fused about who or what you think the Mes­si­ah is; you say, “yes, there is hope! for Mir­a­cles do hap­pen!” and I can­not help but won­der if you are plac­ing your hope in those miracles?

    The hope of Jesus Christ was and is “God with us”; He was Emmanuel, God in the flesh. Sep­a­rate­ly from Him, there is no hope for eter­nal sal­va­tion — at least none which the Scrip­tures tes­ti­fy to.

    If you want to think ill of Roman Catholi­cism and var­i­ous oth­er Chris­t­ian church­es, fine, but you’re not going to con­vince many Chris­tians of any­thing if you are not going to engage them at the scrip­tur­al lev­el. What bib­li­cal rea­sons can you give for Jesus not being the Messiah?

  6. sim­ply, “chris­tian­i­ties” “imag“ined “jesus christ” is Anti-Messiah!

    and because of pagan “catholi­cism”, and her har­lot ” chris­t­ian” daugh­ters, “The Way of Truth is evil spo­ken of” ;-(

    yet, there is hope!

    for Mir­a­cles do happen!

    hope is there would be those who expe­ri­ence The Mir­a­cle that is
    receiv­ing “a love of The Truth” for they will “see” “The Light” that
    is The Messiah!

    peace, in spite of the dis-ease(religion) that is of this wicked
    world.…… francisco

  7. sad­ly, your “god” is but the col­ored marks writ­ten on a dead tree
    in that which this world calls it’s “bible” ;-(

    The GOD and Father of The Mes­si­ah and His Brethren, HE IS
    Alive! And HE yet com­munes with HIS Children!

    As for the “imag“ined “jesus”.

    What is the name of The Messiah?

    Is it a Greek or a Hebrew name?

    Should not a dis­ci­ple of The Mes­si­ah know The Messiah’s
    GOD giv­en birth name, and it’s pro­nun­ci­a­tion, as giv­en by
    the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:31), when he proph­e­sied to
    Miri­am (Mary)?

    Or when The Mes­si­ah spoke His name from heav­en to Paul
    on the road to Dam­as­cus, what name did He use, since Paul
    said that he heard an utter­ance from His mouth? “And when
    we had all fall­en to the ground, I heard a voice SAYING to me
    in the HEBREW dialect, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting
    Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ And I said,
    ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am ??????? Whom
    you are per­se­cut­ing’ ” (Acts 22:14; 26:14–15). Sure­ly the apostle
    Paul was not puz­zled over lan­guage when told “Arise, and be
    bap­tized, and wash away your sins, call­ing on The Messiah’s
    Name” (Acts 22:16).

    What then was the utter­ance from the mouth of The Messiah
    that pro­claimed His Name, since it is very clear that HE SPOKE
    IN HEBREW? Many names are pro­mot­ed these days besides
    the “chris­t­ian” name of “jesus”: Y’Shua, Yeshua, Yahshua,
    Joshua, Yehoshua and in the Hebrew Yehowshuwa’.

    Should­n’t we be able to know His Name?

    “And there is sal­va­tion in no one else, for there is no other
    Name under heav­en giv­en among men, by which we must be
    saved” (Acts 4:12). Should not a man, espe­cial­ly The Son of
    GOD and Son of man, be called by the same Name all over
    the world?

    .……Who is “Iesous”?.……

    Hun­dreds of times in the New Tes­ta­ment the Greek name
    Iesous is trans­lat­ed as “Jesus”. But if you have ever read an
    old­er King James Bible you might have noticed something
    odd in Acts 7:45. In his speech to the Jew­ish council,
    Stephen refers to the man who led Israel into the earthly
    Promised Land as “Jesus”, not Joshua! Is this an error?

    Well, yes and no, since the Greek name in verse 45 is Iesous,
    the same word trans­lat­ed as “Jesus” every­where else. However,
    Stephen could not pos­si­bly have been refer­ring to any­one else
    but the leader Joshua who took over after Moses and led the
    israelites into the earth­ly promised land. And immediately
    after­wards, in verse 59, Stephen cried out when being stoned,
    “Lord ???????, receive my spir­it!” Again the name is Iesous in
    the Greek. Was Stephen cry­ing out to the his­tor­i­cal figure
    Joshua, long dead, to save him, or was he call­ing upon the
    Son of GOD, since both names in the Greek are Iesous?

    So what does Iesous mean, Jesus or Joshua? Was Stephen,
    a man so right­eous that heav­en opened up at his martyrdom,
    was he so over­come by the stress of the moment that he
    could­n’t tell a long-dead fore­fa­ther from The Mes­si­ah whom
    he saw stand­ing at the right hand of GOD?

    .……Jesus or Joshua?.……

    Mod­ern trans­la­tions of the Scrip­tures, and even recent revisions
    of the King James ver­sion, have noticed this con­tra­dic­tion and
    changed the name in Acts 7:45 to Joshua so that it makes sense.
    (The same prob­lem is found in Hebrews 4:8 also.) But where did
    these trans­la­tors get their author­i­ty to change the Scriptures?

    Is it through integri­ty and hon­esty that Iesous is trans­lat­ed “Jesus”,
    except when it obvi­ous­ly has to mean Joshua? Or are the traditions
    of men so strong that trans­la­tors can take lib­er­ties with the Word
    of GOD?

    At least the trans­la­tors of the orig­i­nal King James Ver­sion were
    con­sis­tent enough to trans­late Iesous as Jesus in Acts 7:45
    and Hebrews 4:8 even when it made no sense.

    So if the new trans­la­tions change Jesus to Joshua in Acts 7:45
    and Hebrews 4:8, why did­n’t they also change Jesus to Joshua
    in all the oth­er Scrip­tures where they found the name Iesous?

    In Acts 7:45 the name Iesous is obvi­ous­ly Joshua, and could
    not pos­si­bly refer to any­one else. Isn’t the name Iesous really
    Joshua every­where it is found?

    Isn’t His name real­ly Joshua instead of Jesus? If it would be
    tam­per­ing with the Scrip­tures to change Jesus the Savior’s
    name back to Joshua, would it not also be tam­per­ing with the
    Scrip­tures to change Jesus back to Joshua in Acts 7 and
    Hebrews 4? It’s all the same Greek word — Iesous!

    We want to know GOD’s mind about these things, because
    it does­n’t make sense that the trans­la­tors would change the
    Holy Scrip­tures in one place and not the other.

    Not wish­ing to dis­turb tra­di­tion, do they hang on to the name
    Jesus for the sake of sell­ing bibles? For cer­tain, one thing is
    true. Miri­am and Yoseph (Mary and Joseph in Eng­lish) named
    the child just as the angel com­mand­ed them. Did the angel
    speak to them in Hebrew or did the angel speak Greek?

    Every­thing would be more under­stand­able if he had spoken
    Greek to them. Then could be that Jesus would have come
    out of his mouth and we today pro­nounce The Messiah’s
    name exact­ly as the angel did. Except that there nev­er has
    been a “J” sound in Greek … or Hebrew … or even English
    until the 1500’s.

    So what is the answer? Why should there be confusion
    con­cern­ing the Name by which all men could be saved?

    Did not GOD reveal to HIS fol­low­ers the name HE gave
    and which was the giv­en name above all giv­en names to
    whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess?

    Will all GOD’s peo­ple gath­er around HIS throne someday
    and mum­ble but dis­tort­ed sounds as if we were gathered
    around the tow­er of Babel? Are we not speak­ing of the
    GOD who longs to speak to the human heart, to save all
    men who call upon the name of ??????? ..

    ?what name?

    .……What The Mes­si­ah’s Name Means.……

    Does the name of the Son of GOD have any mean­ing other
    than as a label? It cer­tain­ly did to Yoseph: “And you will
    name Him ???????, because He will save His peo­ple from
    their sins” (Matthew 1:21, New Cen­tu­ry Version).

    If His Name is “Jesus”, this Scrip­ture makes no sense, since
    obvi­ous­ly the Name of The Mes­si­ah means that He will save
    His peo­ple from their sins.

    But do you know what the name Jesus lit­er­al­ly means?

    No, you don’t, and nei­ther does any­one else, because it has no
    mean­ing as a word in any lan­guage. It is, at best, a mere tag.

    We might take a mere tag some­what light­ly, but not the Jews.
    When Yoseph and Miri­am brought the child to the Tem­ple in
    Jerusalem to ded­i­cate Him, they dared not even utter such a
    name as Iesous(jesus). The Jew­ish priests jeal­ous­ly guarded
    the holi­ness of the Tem­ple, and con­sid­ered Greek to be a
    loath­some language.

    If Yoseph and Miri­am had ded­i­cat­ed their child in a Greek name
    it would have been viewed as an abom­i­na­tion, and they would
    have been rough­ly eject­ed from the Tem­ple! Obvi­ous­ly, this did
    not hap­pen, and they per­formed every­thing accord­ing to the Law
    (Luke 2:21–39).

    But if the Greek Iesous real­ly is Joshua in Hebrew, the language
    that Yoseph, Miri­am, and every oth­er Jew spoke includ­ing the
    Sav­ior Him­self, then the angel’s procla­ma­tion makes total sense.

    Hebrew names in the Bible are always mean­ing­ful, and so were
    all names until recent­ly, and the name Joshua is even more than
    that. The name Joshua is prophetic.

    In John 17:11 our Mas­ter prayed, “Holy Father, keep them in YOUR
    Name, the Name which YOU have giv­en Me, that they may be one,
    even as we are.” Since accord­ing to the words of the Sav­ior, The
    Father’s Name is in His Name, it will help to know the Father’s
    Name.

    For­tu­nate­ly this is pret­ty easy, because the Old Tes­ta­ment was only
    writ­ten in Hebrew and a num­ber of vers­es are very clear in proclaim-
    ing The Father’s name, such as, “Sing to GOD … whose name is
    YAH” (Psalm 68:4). Also the Scrip­tures are full of the expression
    Hal­lelu­jah, a phrase very famil­iar to Chris­tians, but do you know what
    it means in Hebrew?

    It is actu­al­ly Hal­lelu YAH, a com­mand mean­ing, “Give praise to YAH.”

    None of this is secret stuff, for it is found in the mar­gin­al read­ings of
    many bibles today; for exam­ple, look at Psalms 116:19 in the New
    Amer­i­can Stan­dard Bible.

    So how do you say the Sav­ior’s name in His lan­guage? Well, it would
    be Joshua, except that the let­ter “J” in Eng­lish was orig­i­nal­ly a “Y”
    sound. So His name, which has His Father’s name in it, is Yahshua.
    And it has such a won­der­ful mean­ing that both Yoseph and Miriam
    mar­veled over it, because they knew full well what that name meant
    in their native Hebrew language.

    It means YAH (trans­lat­ed “I Am”, Exo­dus 3:14) Shua (“mighty and
    pow­er­ful to save”). So when the angel told this name to them, they
    were astound­ed, for His name was a dec­la­ra­tion from The GOD of
    Heav­en to mankind that there would be born a man who would be
    “mighty and pow­er­ful to save”.

    “And you shall call His name Yahshua, for it is He who will save His
    peo­ple from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

    Now that scrip­ture makes total sense.

    .……The Weight of Tradition.……

    But does it real­ly mat­ter to GOD what name we call The Messiah?

    It cer­tain­ly was impor­tant enough for the Sav­ior to cry out dur­ing the
    last hours before He was betrayed, “Holy Father, keep them in Your
    NAME, the Name which YOU have giv­en Me” (John 17:11).

    And as stat­ed before, it was clear to the Jews what that name was
    and how to pro­nounce it. Hal­leluYAH is a uni­ver­sal expres­sion, and
    YAH is the uni­ver­sal name of GOD. Yet so great is the weight of
    tra­di­tion that men have been blind­ly cling­ing to a name that has no
    mean­ing and makes the Scrip­tures men­tioned have no meaning,
    either.

    Can any­one pos­si­bly main­tain that The NAME of The Father is
    some­how incor­po­rat­ed into the name Jesus, or that the name
    Jesus means that “He will save His peo­ple from their sins”?

    Those with “eyes to see”, can see that The Mes­si­ah’s GOD
    giv­en Name at birth was Yahshua, and if you pre­fer the modern
    day Eng­lish translit­er­a­tion of The Mes­si­ah’s GOD giv­en birth
    Name, then that would be Joshua, in Spir­it and Truth.……

    The vain “imag“inations of the “catholic” and “chris­t­ian” systems
    of reli­gion have caused “The Way of Truth to be evil spo­ken of”,
    so why con­tin­ue to use their “imag“ined name for “The Son of
    Liv­ing GOD”?

    As for me, my pref­er­ence is to call The Mes­si­ah, Immanuel, for as the apos­tle Paul tes­ti­fied, “GOD was IN The Mes­si­ah”, Paul did not tes­ti­fy that “god was the messiah”.

    Immanuel(GOD with us)! The Mes­si­ah in Spir­it and Truth.……

    And if The Only True GOD is not IN you, then you are not HIS.……

    And while there is breath(Spirit) there is hope!

    For Mir­a­cles do happen!

    Hope is there would be those who expe­ri­ence The Mir­a­cle that is
    receiv­ing “a love of The Truth”, for apart from such a Mir­a­cle the words in what this world calls it’s “bible”, remain but “col­ored marks writ­ten on a dead tree”!

    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this wicked world and it’s sys­tems of religon, for “the WHOLE world is under the con­trol of the evil one” indeed and Truth.…… francisco

  8. sad­ly, your “god” is but the col­ored marks writ­ten on a dead tree
    in that which this world calls it’s “bible” ;-(

    Your posi­tion is still unclear to me: Do you or do you not accept the Scrip­tures as the Word of God? If you do not, upon what basis do you claim He who was called Emmanuel as the Mes­si­ah? If you do, then how do you trans­late the vers­es in which most ver­sions have “Jesus”?

    Also, if using “Jesus” is wrong as it’s only a “tag,” how do you get away with call­ing God “God”? At best it is just a title, His actu­al name being shroud­ed in great mys­tery. In that your posi­tion is *very* incon­sis­tent, espe­cial­ly if you do not accept the Mes­si­ah as God: If what the Mes­si­ah is called is so impor­tant to you, how much more so should you be care­ful about what you call God!

    Also, it seems as though you have copied and past­ed sev­er­al por­tions of that com­ment from else­where; whether you wrote those or not, copy/pasting does not make for very inter­est­ing dis­cus­sions; if you are not will­ing to take the time to write per­son­al respons­es, then I have lit­tle inter­est in car­ry­ing on the con­ver­sa­tion. Per­haps you could find more will­ing (and knowl­edge­able) par­tic­i­pants in #pros­apolo­gian?

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