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On the Epistles of John, Part 2: The Propitiation for Sin

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On the Epistles of John, Part 2: The Propitiation for Sin

In our opening presentation in this commentary, discussing 1 John chapter 1, we saw the apostle repeat particular themes from his Gospel in relation to the nature of Christ, that, among other things, He is the Word of Life, and He is the true Light come into the World. Doing that, we used an accompanying illustration which seeks to describe the various ways in which Yahweh, the Invisible God, chose to manifest Himself in the world. Among these are the burning in the bush which appeared to Moses, the pillars of cloud and fire which led the Israelites out of Egypt, the Rock in the desert, and finally, as the man Yahshua Christ, who is also the Son. Sadly, there are trinitarians who also call themselves Christian Identity, but who do not realize that the concept of the trinity is contrary to the truth of God.

It is not that Yahweh God became or made Himself into a pillar of smoke or a pillar of fire, but that He used the pillars of smoke and fire as signs indicating that He was present with the children of Israel to lead them out of Egypt. So from the perspective of man, we read in Exodus chapter 13 that “21… the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:” Likewise, in Exodus chapter 3, while the burning in the bush was initially called an “angel”, an angel is only a messenger, and an angel does not have to be a sentient being, as even the elements of Creation may be used by God to send a message. So after Moses wrote that “the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire”, as it is in the King James Version, in that same place we then read: “4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.” It was not an angel who spoke to Moses, but Yahweh God Himself, described as being in the flames in the bush. Therefore the flames themselves were the angel, as they were employed to attract the attention of Moses and to represent to presence of the Invisible God. Perhaps trinitarians may imagine Moses to have been speaking to a man with wings and a white garment sitting in the flames in a bush, but that is not what the Scripture implies.

TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 38

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TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 38

In our last presentation in this series we began to discuss the admonitions of a corrupted priesthood in the words of the prophet Malachi, and again we should note how that corresponds with the warnings of Peter and Jude, that a certain caste of intruders and infiltrators had corrupted the assemblies and doctrines of the people of God in ancient times. They also warned that they would continue to do so in the Christian era. As we have also recently discussed, both Paul of Tarsus and the apostle John had described those same infiltrators in different terms, even labeling them as Satan and as Antichrists. Now, in keeping with this same theme, we are going to continue our discussion of the prophecy of Malachi and the corruption of the priesthood for which he had admonished the priests of his own time several centuries before the ministry of Christ. Doing that we may see that Malachi prophesied concerning the very circumstances in Judaea of which Christ had spoken, for which He condemned His adversaries and of which the apostles of Christ had written. As we shall also see, some of these prophecies were fulfilled quite explicitly during the ministry of Christ.

51) Malachi and the corrupted priesthood, Part 2

Once again, many of my notes here this evening are condensed from parts 2 and 3 of my early 2017 commentary on the prophet Malachi, which were titled The Corrupted Priesthood and Universalism Rebuked. Last week we discussed Malachi chapter 1, and now we will discuss chapter 2 in respect of this same topic, the corrupted priesthood. Once we see how the priesthood was corrupted, we must once again acknowledge the racial message of the Scripture, which leads to the conclusion that the Israelites were White. This will not be an entire commentary, which is far too long for our purposes here.

We have already given the historical background necessary to understand the words of the prophet, how Jacob, speaking of the people collectively, had greater concern for Esau than for himself, how the priests had become contemptible and how Yahweh God would no longer accept their sacrifices, how they have operated in their priesthood for their own gain, just as Christ had condemned the priests of His Own time. We discussed the conversions of the Edomites to Judaism as many as 160 years before the start of the ministry of Christ, and how even many of the priests were also Edomites. However the race-mixing fornication perpetrated by the priests had actually started long before that, in the days of both Nehemiah and later Ezra, and although those men made many admonishments, the correction never lasted long.

On the Epistles of John, Part 1: Light and the Word of Life

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See the full article for the opening notes to this presentation.

On the Epistles of John, Part 1: Light and the Word of Life

Now, turning our attention to the first epistle of John, for our translation we have either followed or considered the readings of the 4th century Codices Sinaiticus (א) and Vaticanus (B), the 5th century Codices Alexandrinus (A), Ephraemi Syri (C) and Vaticanus Graecus 2061 (048), and the 6th century Codices known only as Uncial 0245 and Uncial 0296, all of them as they are presented in the 27th edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece. Additionally, there is one ancient papyrus that was also considered, which is known as P9 in the Nestle-Aland editions. In this papyrus are preserved fragments of several verses of 1 John chapter 4, and it is esteemed to date to the 3rd century. The earliest surviving witness to any of the text of 1 John may be the Muratorian Fragment, or Canon, which dates to approximately 170 AD and which cites the opening three verses of this epistle.

As I have said in the past, while we possess a copy of the 28th edition of the Novum Testamentum Graece, which was first published in 2012, I have not yet had the opportunity to compare its Greek text and critical notes to these translations. Our translation and notes are based on the 27th edition, which was first published in 1993. The 28th edition does add 29 recently discovered papyri to the catalog of 98 New Testament papyri fragments from which readings were included in the 27th edition. But none of the newly added papyri fragments contain any portion of the epistles of John.

Among the early Christian writers, 1 John is mentioned in the surviving fragments of Papias, a bishop of Hierapolis who died about 130 AD. So Papias attests to 1 John only decades after it was written. Both Clement of Alexandria, who died circa 215 AD, and Origen who died perhaps 23 years later, had written commentaries on the epistles of John. In his commentary, Clement expressly considered the John of the Gospel to have been the same John to whom the epistles are attributed. Origen also mentioned or cited 1 John in both his de Principiis and his commentary on Matthew. 1 John is mentioned frequently in Cyprian's Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews. Cyprian was a bishop of Roman Carthage in the first half of the 3rd century. So far as we have seen, authorship of the epistles is not disputed in any of these writings.

TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 37

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TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 37

Over the last several presentations in this series we have discussed the warnings of Peter and Jude, that a certain caste of intruders and infiltrators had corrupted the assemblies and doctrines of the people of God in ancient times, and that they would continue to do so in the Christian era. These infiltrators were clearly linked by both apostles to the fallen angels, and described as a race which is both distinct from and hostile to the children of Israel. Doing that, we had cited passages from Paul of Tarsus where he had described those same infiltrators in different terms, even labeling them as Satan. Then finally, where we had last left off, we discussed these infiltrators once again from the perspective of the apostle John, how he had described them as a race of antichrists who came from among the Judaeans, but who were not actually of the same origins as the Christians of Judaea, and therefore they could not have been true Israelites. Now, in keeping with this same theme, we are going to discuss the prophet Malachi and the corruption of the priesthood which he had prophesied centuries before the ministry of Christ, and thereby we may see that Malachi prophesied concerning the very circumstances in Judaea of which Christ had spoken, and the apostles of Christ had written, and some of these prophecies were played out explicitly during the ministry of Christ.

51) Malachi and the corrupted priesthood, Part 1

At least many of my notes here this evening are condensed from parts 2 and 3 of my early 2017 commentary on the prophet Malachi, which were titled The Corrupted Priesthood and Universalism Rebuked. While we are eager to discuss the opening verses of the prophet, concerning Jacob and Esau, we will leave most of that for a subsequent discussion of Jacob and Esau in prophecy. However here it is important to note that the words of the prophet attribute great significance to the distinction between Jacob and Esau, as he opens his book with a hypothetical dialogue between Yahweh God and the children of Israel which begins in verse 2 with Yahweh telling Jacob “I have loved you” but attributing to the children of Israel the questions: “Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother?” So Yahweh responds by stating that: “yet I loved Jacob, 3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.”

Open Forum Discussion, May 2021

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Taking a brief hiatus between the Wisdom of Solomon and our coming commentary on the epistles of John, this evening we had a long discussion with some of our friends. Several different topics were discussed. Thanks to all who participated, you certainly are appreciated. Praise Yahweh!

 

 

 

On the Wisdom of Solomon, Part 30: Requiem for the Wicked

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On the Wisdom of Solomon, Part 30: Requiem for the Wicked

While this last presentation in our commentary On the Wisdom of Solomon is titled Requiem for the Wicked, we certainly are not going to sing dirges for bastards. However we are compelled to illustrate the overarching theme in this Wisdom of Solomon which was purposely designed to impart an essential lesson, a lesson which in itself also contains many smaller lessons. Solomon’s intention here has not been to ramble on about unrelated subjects, where he may appear to have forsaken his first comparisons of the wicked and the righteous and had randomly changed to a discussion of the beginnings of idolatry and its consequences, and then again to a discussion of the Exodus account while presenting the initial prayer in which he had supplicated Yahweh for wisdom. Rather, his prayer illustrates what true wisdom is, which is the fear and the knowledge of God, and culminates by comparing the destinies of two nations, one of them wicked and one of them righteous, at least, in the eyes of God. In the end what is righteous is what Yahweh considers righteous, and not what men consider righteous.

As we read in the 111th Psalm, “10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.” This is the lesson which Solomon conveys throughout this work, while making illustrations of the motives, methods and folly of all of those who depart from it. Therefore all of the changes of course throughout this work were calculated, and all of the themes which he presented here are woven together into a single cohesive lesson. However for reason of its length, for the many analogies which it contains, and for its frequent turns of course, the overarching lesson may be easily overlooked by casual readers. But clearly, by enveloping this work with discourses concerning the beginnings and the ends of the wicked, we see that the Exodus account has been set forth here as an example for both men and nations, that the ungodly, or impious, put themselves on a path to destruction, that wicked men who desire to rule by their own strength become unrighteous rulers, and they ultimately bring entire nations down that same destructive path, where in the end, the righteous will escape their destruction only by the grace of God, as the righteous are in the hand of God whether they themselves realize it or not.

TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 36

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TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 36

Here we shall continue in our endeavor to show that the apostle John had described the antichrist as men who were not of his own people, but who were among his people and had denied Christ. Then at the end of 1 John chapter 2 where he described these men to his readers as “them that seduce you” it becomes evident that he was describing men who had been surreptitiously infiltrating the body of the people of God and corrupting it with false teachings. Doing this, it is further evident that he was essentially describing the same men that the apostles Jude, Peter and Paul had also warned Christians about in their own epistles, men who were infiltrators and corrupters of the body of Christ.

While Jude and Peter used similar terms to describe these men, although they used those terms in their own words, both Paul and John had employed quite different terms. Yet all four apostles were speaking of the same men and describing them in the same manner. In each of their various descriptions, once they are correlated, we see that they are all speaking of the same entities, men who were long ago condemned, who had long ago began infiltrating the Body of Christ in their attempts to corrupt it, and who would continue to infiltrate and corrupt it from the first century and into the future. These men are also described by each apostle as having been innately corrupted themselves, as they were bastards, and therefore corruption is a part of their intrinsic character, for which they have no choice but to produce its fruits. For that same reason, having not the Spirit of God, they can never be redeemed and Christianity was never offered to them as an option. So just as it was in Jude, Peter, and Paul, it was also stated here in John that these men are described as a different race of people, men who could not have been of Israel because they were born into corruption and destruction, as Peter had said. That had also become evident here in John where we would translate verse 18 of 1 John chapter 2 to read: “18 Little children, it is the last hour, and just as you have heard that the Antichrist comes, even now many Antichrists have been born, from which we know that it is the last hour.”

On the Wisdom of Solomon, Part 29: Born From Above

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On the Wisdom of Solomon, Part 29: Born From Above

In the last portion of this commentary, throughout chapter 18 of the Wisdom of Solomon, we saw a description of The Emergent World, as Solomon himself had described the world as being represented by the long garment of the high priest of Israel which had contained twelve gemstones representing each of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. The breastplate of the garment contained little else besides those gemstones and the Urim and Thummim, which ostensibly represented the twelve tribes under the judgment and counsel of Yahweh their God. Yet Solomon described that as “the whole world” where he said in verse 24: “For in the long garment was the whole world, and in the four rows of the stones was the glory of the fathers graven, and thy Majesty upon the diadem of his head.” This world, referring to the particular κόσμος or society and not to the entire planet, was formed by God Himself as He chose the children of Israel, the seed of Abraham, to endure the trials which they had experienced in Egypt, and coming out of Egypt to be established in His laws and to be organized according to His Word. Solomon will repeat that same profession in another way here in Wisdom chapter 19, whereby he also reveals the meaning of the phrase “born from above”.

In Genesis chapter 15, Abraham was forewarned of this by God, where after Yahweh God had made many other promises to him, we read “13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.” The four hundred years, as it had been reckoned by Paul of Tarsus and as it is evident in the historical narrative of Scripture, included the time from Abraham’s arrival in Canaan to the subsequent sojourn of Jacob in Egypt and the period during which the Israelites were actually enslaved by the Egyptians, which was only something less than 180 years. This method of counting is verified where in verse 16 of that same chapter of Genesis, it says that “in the fourth generation they shall come hither again”, and in the genealogies it is evident that when Jacob went to Egypt with Levi, his son Kohath was already born, and Kohath was the father of Amram, the father of Moses. So Moses was the fourth generation from Jacob, and although several generations were born after him, he led them back “hither” to the land of Canaan.

TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 35

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TruthVid's 100 Proofs that the Israelites were White, Part 35

Over the past two weeks we discussed the racial aspects of the messages of the apostles found in 2 Peter chapter 2 and in the epistle of Jude. In those chapters, we believe it is quite clear in the context of their remarks that the apostles had described a different race of people, men who could not have been of Israel because they were born into corruption and destruction, men who had surreptitiously infiltrated the body of the people of God and corrupted it with false teachings. Both apostles also warned that in their own time as well as in the future, men connected with those same intruders of old both were and would be infiltrating Christian assemblies and acting in that same manner. Now we shall endeavor to show that the apostle John had described these same men in different ways, something which Paul of Tarsus had also done.

50) The nature of the antichrist according to the racial message of the apostle John

In our long discussion of Proof #45 and the mistranslations or misunderstandings found in the epistles of Paul, we presented Paul’s view of Satan as it is described in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2. Here I will present the relevant passage from that chapter, from the Christogenea New Testament, as we had also explained how the verbs are rendered much more accurately in our version: “3 You should not be deceived by anyone, in any way, because if apostasy had not come first, and the man of lawlessness been revealed; the son of destruction, 4 he who is opposing and exalting himself above everything said to be a god or an object of worship, and so he is seated in the temple of Yahweh, representing himself that he is a god. 5 Do you not remember that, yet being with you I had told these things to you? 6 And you know that which now prevails, for him to be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already operating, he prevailing only presently, until he should be out of the way, 8 and then will the lawless be revealed, whom Prince Yahshua will destroy with the breath of His mouth, and abolish at the manifestation of His presence.”

On the Wisdom of Solomon, Part 28: The Emergent World

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On the Wisdom of Solomon, Part 28: The Emergent World

Throughout these late chapters of Wisdom, Solomon had described at length particular elements of the account of the Exodus and the punishments which had come upon Egypt, while contrasting those to the various trials and blessings which were experienced by the Israelites both during and after their own flight from Egypt. Making this comparison, Solomon asserted that Yahweh God had punished the Egyptians for their destruction. However in the process of doing so, He had sheltered Israel from those plagues, although in the preservation of Israel they were also often chastised for their correction. So in his analogy, and especially the manner in which he described the account of the serpents which had beset the children of Israel in the desert, or how they were once fed with the strange-tasting meat of quail-mothers, Solomon conveys the lesson that even when Israel is punished it is to effect their ultimate preservation.

Now, in this 18th chapter of Wisdom, Solomon remains focused on that first Passover upon which the Egyptians had suffered the death of their firstborn. So where he presented an account of this event as an analogy, which continues throughout this chapter, we see that the Egyptians had died of fear in darkness while in the dark of night the children of Israel were preserved in a great light. That light evidently represents the presence of Yahweh God over Egypt, as He both punished the Egyptians and preserved His people Israel. So where we had left off midway through the chapter in our last presentation in this commentary, we had also concluded that: “once The Dark of Night had stricken the Egyptians, the nation never again recovered its former glory, but instead had entered a long period of stagnation and decline. At that same time, the Israelites having enjoyed The Light of Day went on to become a great kingdom.” As Solomon concludes this chapter, we shall indeed see that this was the emergent world, and that in this manner Egypt, representing the old world, also stands as a type, or model, for the future.

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