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The Ordering and Chronology of the Ministry and Epistles of Paul, Part 2: The Prison Epistles

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The Ordering and Chronology of the Ministry and Epistles of Paul, Part 2: The Prison Epistles

As I had explained in the opening presentation in this short series, I had hoped to gather into one place my interpretations of the time and place of the writing of each of the epistles of Paul of Tarsus, as well as a general chronology of the events recorded in the Book of Acts. I had also originally hoped to do that in a single presentation, but it was just not possible. So while we have discussed what I have called Paul’s “travelling epistles”, now we shall discuss the time and place, and also the circumstances, of the writing of the 6 epistles that were written while Paul was a prisoner. Once again, for much of this presentation I am drawing on information which I had already presented in our commentaries for each of the epistles of Paul and in our earlier commentary on the Book of Acts. There are also some new perspectives.

This is important to us for several reasons. First, it is an important reference tool, because in my opinion no other such reference exists which has a truly accurate chronology of the events of the ministry of Paul, the writing of his epistles, and the Book of Acts. As I had also said, there is much misinformation in many popular and supposedly authoritative academic sources concerning the ministry of Paul and the writing of his epistles, and it is convenient to have our own opinions of these things in one single article, or perhaps more accurately, one single source of reference.

But there is one further reason. Once it is realized that we can indeed know where Paul was throughout nearly his entire ministry, that it can all be accounted for in the records of his epistles and in Acts, then we also know where Paul was not. Paul of Tarsus never wrote an epistle to the Egyptians or to the Arabians, or to any other race, and he never visited or preached among them either. There is no Roman Catholic universalism in the ministry or the epistles of Paul, and taking the words “all men” out of context and twisting them into a universalist interpretation is not sufficient evidence. But on the other hand, Paul of Tarsus was never in Britain or Spain, although he had expressed a hope that he may reach western Europe, and the so-called “29th” or “Lost” chapter of Acts is a complete hoax which was perpetrated in recent centuries and used to patronize and to deceive many British Israel and American Christian Identity adherents. We do not need lies to support our assertions or the basis of our faith.

The Ordering and Chronology of the Ministry and Epistles of Paul, Part 1: The Travelling Epistles

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The Ordering and Chronology of the Ministry and Epistles of Paul, Part 1: The Travelling Epistles

Here I hope to gather into one place my interpretations of the time and place of the writing of each of the epistles of Paul of Tarsus. Here we shall discuss the travelling epistles, a name which I am giving to Paul’s first 8 epistles in order to distinguish them from the other 6 which were written while Paul was a prisoner. So for this endeavor, I have collected at least most of the information from what I had already presented in our commentaries for each of the epistles of Paul and in our earlier commentary on the Book of Acts, all of which spanned about a hundred and fifty-five podcast presentations from April, 2013 through December, 2017. This I believe is important as a reference guide, first because we have had a skeleton article on the Ordering and chronology of the epistles of Paul in the References section at Christogenea since August of 2015 which I have long hoped to complete. But more importantly, there is much misinformation in many popular and supposedly authoritative academic sources concerning the ministry of Paul and the writing of his epistles, and it is convenient to have our own opinions of these things in one single article.

Doing this it will seem as if we are taking it for granted that Paul had written all fourteen of the epistles which are commonly attributed to him. But the truth of that assertion should become even more evident as we proceed here, giving our reasons detailing both when and from where each of the epistles were written, and, in certain cases, also as to why they were written. Furthermore, while for different reasons the Christogenea New Testament generally presents Paul’s epistles in the traditional order found in other Bibles, we made exceptions, especially with Hebrews and placed it before the four personal epistles which were addressed to Timothy, Titus and Philemon. That we did in order to make a statement confirming our belief that Paul was indeed the author of the epistle to the Hebrews. But here we shall begin with the earliest epistle which Paul had written, and proceed in the chronological order in which we believe he had written them all.

Globalism is Judaism, a review of a pair of sermons by Bertrand Comparet

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Globalism is Judaism, a review of a pair of sermons by Bertrand Comparet

Actually, Globalism as it is practised these last few decades is Satanism, it is Communism, and it is also Judaism, but in reality those last three terms are merely synonyms. However in these two sermons which we are about to present and critique, Bertrand Comparet himself did not use the terms globalism or Judaism, and in fact, he only mentioned Jews once in one of them, where he associated them with communism. Nevertheless, he certainly was describing and addressing them all. So here we are going to discuss two of Comparet’s sermons, both of them relatively short, which are titled Like All the Nations and The Covenant with Death. When we are done, we hope to have elucidated the fact that international treaties with aliens and non-Christians certainly are a covenant with death, and from the observable state of world politics today, the assertion is proven beyond dispute.

Because it has been so long since I read Jeanne Snyder’s publication of Comparet’s sermons, which is not necessarily complete, in preparation for this program I visited the Comparet project at Christogenea to search out what Bertrand Comparet had said about Adolf Hitler. That is because, of all the notable political figures of the 20th century, it was Adolf Hitler more beyond other who had stood against Globalism. He saw Globalism as a vehicle of both Jewish Capitalism and Jewish Marxism, and correctly understood that all of these are just different arms of the same beast. Hitler had understood that the Jew, an international creature, has forever sought to subvert every nation, and was effective at that subversion through the command which he has of international finance. For that same reason, he also understood that the Jew is the destroyer of the integrity of all creation, and especially of our White Christian race.

While Comparet was certainly no National Socialist, at least in the mainstream sense that the enemies of God like to label as Nazi, surprisingly he did not express antipathy for Hitler, but rather seemed neutral and objective, and neither did he accept the charges of genocide known by the Jewish trademark Holocaust. In fact, speaking of the second world war in his sermon Babylon’s Money, Comparet said “The worst things that Hitler was ever accused of doing, and they were lies, weren't half as bad as what we did as a matter of government policy.” Then, even better, he went on to explain that “You know what the Jews want to do to Christian civilization, I don't have to give an hour's sermon on that subject, and you should know these facts by now.” We wish he had given an hour’s sermon on the subject, as I am certain Comparet was before his time on that issue as well. There are glimpses in some of his other sermons. Then he continued and said: “We have allowed these Jews to get this power over us. Yahweh warned us never to let a Jew live in our land. I will say this for Hitler, if he did what he is accused of doing; he wasn't doing anything wrong at all. He was obeying the laws of Yahweh when he started cleaning these blood-sucking parasites out of Germany.”

Adamic Eternity: The Greatest Discovery

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Adamic Eternity: The Greatest Discovery

Here I am going to make a solitary presentation on a subject which I have discussed quite often in many of our longer series of Biblical commentaries. There is nothing more disappointing than seeing an Identity Christian, or at least, someone who professes to understand Christian Identity truths, who still carries the baggage of the denominational churches and their false doctrines, doctrines which were constructed centuries ago by a priesthood which sought little else but to maintain its own control over the minds of the people, usually in concert with various governments. This is especially true where those doctrines are persistently maintained by such Christians, but are clearly contrary to the plain word of Scripture.

So one result of false Church doctrine is that we have White men who seek to condemn one another to the fires of eternal destruction for some sin which they themselves think is too horrible to forgive, or which is far more grievous than their own sins. Yet only Yahweh God can judge men, because only God knows the hearts of men, which is to say that only He can know why men did certain things at certain times, rather than merely just what they did, and all the factors which drove them to do such things. To understand that, He must know everything that a particular man had learned throughout his own life, which led him to make such choices.

We naturally make decisions based on what we believe is right or wrong at any given time, or by what benefits ourselves, and how many of us were taught perfectly, or even sufficiently? Quite often, we do not even realize the gravity of our own errors, the consequences of our own sins for those around us or even for ourselves. So speaking of his own sin, Paul of Tarsus had exclaimed in Romans chapter 7 that: “24 I am a miserable man! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” When Paul, working for the priests of the temple in Jerusalem, had delivered some of his own kinsmen up to be executed, he believed that he was acting justly in the defense of what he thought was truth, so once he had learned differently, he later admitted to having been a murderer. On account of this man more than any of the other apostles, we are Christians today, because Yahweh had judged him differently than many of us would judge him today.

The “Little Horn” of Daniel chapter 7, a review of a paper by Clifton Emahiser

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The “Little Horn” of Daniel chapter 7, a review of a paper by Clifton Emahiser

In his monthly Watchman’s Teaching Letters for 2002, Clifton Emahiser had sought to explain elements of the books of the prophet Daniel and the Revelation in an endeavor to refute the fallacies of what we call Futurism and Preterism, and to demonstrate the importance of the historical, or Historicist interpretation of prophecy as a key to understanding the Word of Yahweh our God. Doing that, Clifton had many other digressions as he progressed, and he discussed the two different descriptions of a “little horn” in Daniel in different ways. This shorter paper, The "Little Horn" of Daniel 7:8, was compiled from those studies.

Among denominational Christians, there are many foolish ways to interpret Scripture, and many ways to describe or label them. There is futurism, full preterism, partial preterism, millennialism or chiliasm, amillennialism or chillegorism, premillennialism and postmillennialism, and some of these overlap or encompass one another. There are even panmillennialists, who apparently believe that in the end, eschatology is not important at all because evidently, they also believe that everyone gets a participation trophy from God.

Nearly all of these labels mean nothing to us, as they only represent insidious refinements of three basic ideas. To describe them briefly, futurists maintain that all so-called “end times” prophecy is yet to take place, generally over a seven-year span at some distant time in the future. But preterists believe that all prophecy was fulfilled by 70 AD, and therefore I can only assume that they also think that ever since then Jesus has been hanging around in some sort of limbo helplessly waiting for us to come to Him. But historicists understand that prophecy has been unfolding all along, and as time has passed it has been incrementally fulfilled. As various of the apostles had testified on more than one occasion, we are already in the so-called “end times”, or the “last days”, ever since the first incarnation of the Christ. These descriptions may not be perfect or satisfy everyone, but they are generally accurate.

All the Kindreds of the Earth

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All the Kindreds of the Earth

One of the most misunderstood passages of Scripture is found in Genesis chapter 12, where Yahweh had said to Abraham that “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Today, denominational Christians naively believe that this statement which God made to Abraham somehow applies to Jews. The misunderstanding of this passage is the driving force behind the wicked phenomenon which we know today as Christian Zionism, and its abuse has perhaps been even more dangerous to true Christendom than the popular misunderstanding of John 3:16. Christian Zionism is wicked, because its attitude towards Jews is absolutely contrary to the attitude which Christ Himself had towards Jews. Jesus hated Jews, and now Christians worship Jews instead of Jesus. Many Christians await the rule of an anti-Christ, while in reality the anti-Christ already rules over them while they themselves remain ignorant of it, and their churches are in collusion with the devil.

But there is another problem with the common interpretations of this passage, and that is where Christians imagine negroes, yellow and brown orientals, American and Australian aboriginals, Pacific islanders and other aliens to be reckoned among “all the families of the earth”, which is a concept that Scripture itself never expresses, and in some places even refutes. So here we shall present a two-part series of essays produced by Clifton Emahiser and titled as a question, All The Kindreds Of The Earth Be Blessed?, parts 1 and 2. From his records, it is evident that Clifton first wrote part 1 of this series in May of 2007, but finalized both parts in January of 2009, when they were apparently published to his mailing list. That is the same month that I started Christogenea, and I created the first version of his website just a short time later, perhaps in March or April of that year.

Divers Seed Defiles Families, or How Angels Become Chained in Darkness

 

This was not recorded with my usual equipment, and I apologize for the often-audible feedback squeal.

Divers Seed Defiles Families, or How Angels Become Chained in Darkness

This evening I am going to present a paper by Clifton Emahiser titled Divers Seed Defiles Families, which he had first written in February of 2012. Clifton had originally added a notice to the title which indicated that this would be part one of a series, and that is how it is published at his website. But he never sent me a second part, he never really elaborated on the subject which is suggested by the title, and I have no further evidence that he attempted to do so among any of his papers. Clifton was often diverted from subjects to address things which he felt were more important, or at least more urgent, and often he never went back. He did create an abbreviated version of this paper that could serve as a one-page handout, which added a couple of ideas and made some minor clarifications of what he had written here. Presenting this here, we shall include Clifton’s clarifications, and add his new additions at the end of this expanded version of his paper.

This paper discusses an important Biblical concept which is found only in the meanings of words in the original Hebrew language of Scripture, but which is not explicitly spelled out in the language of Scripture itself. However, I am convinced, as Clifton had also pointed out here, that an understanding of this concept serves to clarify certain remarks by the apostles, where Peter and Jude had both referred to angels “chained in darkness”. Here Clifton expresses the realization that certain references to seed or kind in Scripture actually have a deeper meaning than the English or Greek translations suggest. Until this time, neither Clifton nor I had taken the time to elaborate outside of this paper on the importance of this realization in relation to how it substantiates other aspects of our work. But the fact that Clifton certainly realized the implications shall be fully evident as we proceed with his discussion of a certain Hebrew word for seed which appears in just a couple of passages in Deuteronomy and Leviticus.

John 3:16, What It Says And What It Doesn't

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This evening, rather than present my commentary on the balance of John chapter 3, something which I am not yet quite prepared to do, I decided to present a related paper by Clifton Emahiser, and offer an expanded commentary on that. The paper is titled John 3:16, What It Says And What It Doesn't, and was finalized by Clifton on March 8th, 2004. Doing this, I will necessarily repeat several things which I said in Part 9 of my commentary on the Gospel of John, and also some things which I hope to state in Part 10, which is soon forthcoming. Doing this, the evolution of our opinions on John 3:16 may also be better understood, although I wish that Clifton were here to share that. In this paper, Clifton employed several of my own notes which I had sent to him on the subject, but also, because he was copying something I wrote to him in a letter, he referred to several other of my writings, which I shall endeavor to include or elaborate upon here.

John 3:16, What It Says And What It Doesn't

Most of Clifton’s pamphlet-sized essays were written in response to someone that he had questions from, or someone whom he questioned, or sometimes something he saw in the media. I do not remember the specific reason why Clifton had written this essay, but because he included a couple of paragraphs from a letter I wrote to him on the subject, and because they discussed the errors of a certain individual whom Clifton addresses here, we must have had an ongoing dialog leading up to this publication. As the impetus for this essay, Clifton recalls a trip he made to Louden, Tennessee, for a Christian Identity gathering in 1996. During the course of his nearly 20-year ministry, Clifton had made quite a few responses to what he had seen and heard at that particular gathering, and this was perhaps the last of them. Among those responses, he was compelled to write his papers on the Ephraim-Scepter Heresy, a Defense of Matthew & Luke and more significantly, the first 21 of his Watchman’s Teaching Letters, which were all subtitled with the question Just Who is This Patriarch, Judah? So it might even be safe to say that the single gathering in Louden was also the real impetus for Clifton’s starting his ministry.

Identifying the Biblical “Beast of the Field”, Part 7

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As long as eighteen centuries ago, certain men who were highly influenced by Jews as well as by pagan Greek philosophies had become Christians, and began writing voluminous works, many of which have been preserved to our time, although no one can claim with any great degree of confidence hat they are without corruption as we have them today. A couple of the more notable of these men are Justin Martyr and Clement of Alexandria. We mention these two here as examples. While it is always beneficial to see how some early Christians understood the faith of Christ, we must understand their writings in the context in which they were made, and can never accept them as replacements for Scripture in the formulation of Christian doctrine. They were never even universally recognized or disseminated for that purpose in their own time, and they were often disagreed with by other early Christian writers. But in these aspects, they were not alone: Tertullian, Irenaeus and others also shared this same plight, and deservedly so. There was no commonly accepted doctrine among the Christian assemblies until it was forced, for political expediency, beginning in the early 4th century at Nicaea and culminating with the decrees of Justinian establishing the Papacy as we know it in the 6th century, which elevated the bishop of Rome to primacy, and the bishop of Constantinople to the second place among all the bishops of the empire. Five hundred years later, the bishop of Constantinople led the first Protestant uprising against the Papacy, forming the separate Orthodox Church.

Identifying the Biblical “Beast of the Field”, Part 6

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It has been nearly a month since my last presentation here, which was the last monthly End Times Update with Don Fox back on October 6th. I am still not ready to produce much new material, still having far too many tasks to attend to, but here I am in spite of the circumstances caused by the recent hurricane.

As for Melissa and I, we are fine. Our house is badly damaged, but Yahweh has blessed us with another place to live. My library, computer equipment, and most of our other possessions are all safe, and we suffered relatively minimum losses which should be fully covered by our insurance. So I fully expect my work and ministry to be back on a regular schedule as soon as I can finish getting moved and settled in and getting my other affairs in order, such as dealing with the insurance companies and smaller chores such as obtaining a new PO Box.

The building where we had our post office box, which was actually a UPS store, was badly damaged in the storm. A large portion of the roof caved in and several stores were destroyed in the strip mall where it was located. So I have not been able to get my mail in nearly a month. If anyone has sent me anything, including the payments which we await for new book orders, I probably won’t have it at least until the end of next week. Soon I will publish a new PO Box address on the Contact page at Christogenea...

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