I remember as a child I ran away from home. As I walked out into the woods, got far enough away that I didn’t see the house anymore. I sat down much like the little girl in this stock image. Clutching my teddy bear, while darkness started to descend upon the woods where I had sat. After a while of trying to prove my point, I realized I didn’t know where I was. I was now frightened, and this caused me to try to find my way back home. This I feel is where we as people are. A portrait of a small child sitting down in the wilderness.
Better yet, there was this young man who wanted to leave with his inheritance and did so. But in the time that followed he lost it all. He found himself among the pigs, the unclean animals desiring their food. Luke 15:11-32. We know that we are a society that has become lost. All we have to do is look around and we see the results of giving away our identity. Violence, hate, immodesty, immorality, loss of family unit, loss of sanctity of marriage, loss of gender, loss of morals and values, mass shootings, and divorces, adultery, murder, rape, people dressing up as animals and superhero’s, stuck in a fantasy childhood state, and so much much more.
As a trained investigator I asked myself “Michael, how did we get this way”? Since being a former Security Officer, Public Safety Officer, trained in Private Investigation, I feel that I can search this out. Also as a person who loves history and the Bible, I feel that if anybody can answer this…… I can. So let’s take on the question, of how did we become lost children sitting down in the woods losing our direction? How did we get to women desiring to be men, men desiring to be women, both men and women desiring to be children, and the children desiring to run away from home until the got lost in the woods?
It’s not an easy story to unfold. I found in the Bible Gods Chosen People…. Nation Israel would continually stray from God and after enough pain had passed, or after they all cried out in repentance they would make it back home….. eventually. I traced this back to the Garden and the moment of sin. Then I identified what sin is according to the Bible.
1 John 3:4 tells us that “sin is the transgression of Gods Torah” (Commands, or Instructions).
Once you known this and armed with the knowledge of Adam and Eve’s FALL, eating from the tree YAWEH (God) said not to, we see that Adam and Eve “sinned”, they broke His Instruction. We see after that they were banished from the garden, had a bunch of pains and strife handed down to them and us, and things went from being perfect to laborious work just to survive. Ugh!
This sin explains a little, but we need to go beyond that don’t we?
Adam and Eve witness the first murder, one of their sons kills the other. Ouch!!! We see over and over the people walking with God Rebel and return. This concept runs right up to the first century when Yeshua (Jesus) walked the earth as a Hebrew Rabbi. The thing is the religious leaders of the day the Pharisees were walking in hypocrisy. We see Yeshua tell the religious leaders of that century along with those today the same message.
“Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.”
Yeshua tells the people to do what the religious leaders say to do, but do not follow their example. This is huge. The religious like to “look the part”, but not actually walk it out. Then and now it would seem. In today’s world it’s popular to declare being a Christian. However to live as one, as a disciple of Christ, that is very unpopular. It’s just the label people desire, few seem to actually desire doing what Yeshua (Jesus) says to do, live how He lied. DWJD (Do What Jesus Did), not GWJWD (Guess What Jesus Would Do).
If the Pharisees had this problem and they were the Jewish Religious Leaders, meaning they had the Tanakh (Old Testament), had the experiences first hand of all that is written, if they had the Torah (Gods Instructions or Commands) yet only “did them” and failed to “become them” as we are commanded to, deviating from scripture and becoming hypocrites…. Them being closer to God then us Christians of modern times, don’t you think that we Grafted In would suffer the same error as they did? The answer is sadly YES!!!
We know that in the first century Yeshua and His Telmidim (Jesus and His disciples) we’re walking out the Bible as written. As Jesus taught to them. We know that after Yeshua ascended the disciples still walked it out, still kept the Festivals (Leviticus 23) and the Sabbath. They did as the Bible says. We know that it was around the third century that man decided that the way of God, Christ, and the Holy Bible was “Just for the Jew”. Let’s take a look at this transition.
So if we use the Catholic History we see that they say their history began with the teachings of Jesus around the first century and then settle on one of His disciples as being the “first Pope” Peter. They claim this by the passage,
“Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”” Matthew 16:17-19
They say that this is Yeshua calling Peter the first Pope. Why would I be going back to this and running though Catholic history? Simple, we need to see the diversion from the Bible. That will help us understand what’s wrong from there on out. Trust me, let’s keep digging.
Bt the second century these religious leaders begin to gather in Synods (gatherings, assemblies) basically councils to resolve doctrinal, and policy issues facing their denomination. They would gather and make the doctrines that many churches (like it or not) use for their base of doctrinal policy. For instance, Sunday Worship not the biblical Saturday (Seventh Day) REST, which YAWEH (God) Commands. Man’s pagan based Holidays over the biblical commanded Holy Festivals YAWEH (God) commanded. The belief that Yeshua (Jesus) voided Gods Torah (Instructions or Commands) though the Bible teaches that God NEVER CHANGES. Also that Yeshua (Jesus) nailed sin to the cross, canceling sin. Though the Bible teaches we are sinners and need Jesus even today. From here we can see that this deviation was not without consequence.
By the third century we have these changes made due to the fact that the leaders didn’t want to be Jewish or even associated with the Jew. It was a widely held belief that the Jew killed Jesus and thus was guilty of that sin. Let’s look at two quotes from those early church leaders.
John Chrysostom (344-407 A.D.) – One of the “greatest” of church fathers; known as “The Golden Mouthed.” A missionary preacher famous for his sermons and addresses.
The synagogue is worse than a brothel…it is the den of scoundrels and the repair of wild beasts…the temple of demons devoted to idolatrous cults…the refuge of brigands and dabauchees, and the cavern of devils. It is a criminal assembly of Jews…a place of meeting for the assassins of Christ… a house worse than a drinking shop…a den of thieves, a house of ill fame, a dwelling of iniquity, the refuge of devils, a gulf and a abyss of perdition.”…”I would say the same things about their souls… As for me, I hate the synagogue…I hate the Jews for the same reason.
Martin Luther – 1543
On The Jews and Their Lies
What then shall we Christians do with this damned, rejected race of Jews? Since they live among us and we know about their lying and blasphemy and cursing, we can not tolerate them if we do not wish to share in their lies, curses, and blasphemy. In this way we cannot quench the inextinguishable fire of divine rage nor convert the Jews. We must prayerfully and reverentially practice a merciful severity. Perhaps we may save a few from the fire and flames [of hell]. We must not seek vengeance. They are surely being punished a thousand times more than we might wish them. Let me give you my honest advice.
First, their synagogues should be set on fire, and whatever does not burn up should be covered or spread over with dirt so that no one may ever be able to see a cinder or stone of it. And this ought to be done for the honor of God and of Christianity in order that God may see that we are Christians, and that we have not wittingly tolerated or approved of such public lying, cursing, and blaspheming of His Son and His Christians.
Secondly, their homes should likewise be broken down and destroyed. For they perpetrate the same things there that they do in their synagogues. For this reason they ought to be put under one roof or in a stable, like gypsies, in order that they may realize that they are not masters in our land, as they boast, but miserable captives, as they complain of incessantly before God with bitter wailing.
Thirdly, they should be deprived of their prayer-books and Talmuds in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught.
Fourthly, their rabbis must be forbidden under threat of death to teach any more…
Fifthly, passport and traveling privileges should be absolutely forbidden to the Jews. For they have no business in the rural districts since they are not nobles, nor officials, nor merchants, nor the like. Let them stay at home…If you princes and nobles do not close the road legally to such exploiters, then some troop ought to ride against them, for they will learn from this pamphlet what the Jews are and how to handle them and that they ought not to be protected. You ought not, you cannot protect them, unless in the eyes of God you want to share all their abomination…
To sum up, dear princes and nobles who have Jews in your domains, if this advice of mine does not suit you, then find a better one so that you and we may all be free of this insufferable devilish burden – the Jews…
These are just two such writings along the bumpy road of Christianity. Let’s see what Paul says on this subject of Christianity and the Jews.
“Did God’s people stumble and fall beyond recovery? Of course not! They were disobedient, so God made salvation available to the Gentiles. But he wanted his own people to become jealous and claim it for themselves.” Romans 11:11
“But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree—some of the people of Israel—have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree. But you must not brag about being grafted in to replace the branches that were broken off. You are just a branch, not the root. “Well,” you may say, “those branches were broken off to make room for me.” Yes, but remember—those branches were broken off because they didn’t believe in Christ, and you are there because you do believe. So don’t think highly of yourself, but fear what could happen. For if God did not spare the original branches, he won’t spare you either.” Romans 11:17-21
There are Christians because of the Jew. We gentiles have been grafted in and are not the root. That root is Hebrew going back to Abraham. Going back to Noah. Going back to the garden. Christians need to realize that we need to be like Ruth. Who stated so eloquently to Naomi who was a member of Nation Israel the following,
“But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.” Ruth 1:16
The Christian needs to remember that it’s “your people are my people” and “your God is my God” from Ruth’s statement. The Jewish God is ours, like it or not. This is something that the early church leaders in Christianity couldn’t accept, and brought hate to their churches. Used scripture much the same way Hitler used it. Sadly this is nothing new.
The early church leaders failed to grasp WHO killed Jesus. Rome, was forced into it by the Jewish religious leaders. Not the people as a whole. The “high priest” of that time working with the Roman Governor basically from the moment they formed a kind of partnership took faith from faith to a mere religion.
Jewish Law (Torah, Commands, Instruction) Prohibited murder, which killing an innocent man is that. Torah Prohibited the night time trial that the Pharisees used. Those same religious leaders had to bribe Judas with money to betray Christ. And they would use Rome to execute the innocent Yeshua (Jesus).
The Pharisees violated Torah often, failing to help those in need and take care of people. They also didn’t “be Torah” they just “did Torah”.
This is important because most denominations of churches today get their practices and doctrines from Rome till this very day. Not from the Bible as they believe. This is also important because Rome deviated from Gods Commands within the third century council when the separation from sabbath to sunday, from holy festivals of God to holidays happened.
This separation caused man to forgo Gods Word. Without God’s Instruction (Torah) man was free to do as man wanted to do.
From this an issue became that once people could begin to have a Bible in their possession and own one, reading it and teaching it among themselves the very church who views itself as a direct link to Christ and had their first Pope in the Apostle Peter issued fourth this decree…
The Council of Trent (1545-1564) placed the Bible on its list of prohibited books, and forbade any person to read the Bible without a license from a Roman Catholic bishop or inquisitor. The Council added these words:
“That if any one shall dare to read or keep in his possession that book, without such a license, he shall not receive absolution till he has given it up to his ordinary.”
The issue is that you cannot have a average person read the Bible because you would have people say, “Christmas and Easter” are not in the Bible why do we do them? Or “why is it we keep Sunday, but the Bible says to keep the seventh day Sabbath”. Or “the Bible says rest, but we say worship”…. the list goes on from there. Thus the Bible was in Latin and only the priests could read it, you had to believe what they said. It was really that simple. The authority of man governing the church, not the Word of God. According to John 1 Yeshua (Jesus) is the Word made Flesh, this means all of the Bible, including the Old Testament is Jesus. Man had then taken control.
Also interesting enough is this continued suppression of the truth,
Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846) railed “against the publication, distribution, reading, and possession of books of the holy Scriptures translated into the vulgar tongue (English as at this point they were all in Latin).” Pope Leo XII, in January 1850, condemned the Bible Societies and admitted the fact that the distribution of Scripture has “long been condemned by the holy chair.”
Why would the “church” suppress the Bible? Ban it as hurtful? To suppress the truth of who we are. “Grafted In and Not The Root”.
A word of caution!
Much in the way those early church leaders hated the Jew, we cannot afford to hate the Catholic for this equally powerful rejection of Christ. The Orthodox Jew rejects the person of Jesus as Messiah. The Christian rejects the Torah or Gods Instruction. Being Jesus is the “word made flesh” rejecting Torah (His Fathers Instructions) which Yeshua (Jesus) taught, they too reject Christ, This time as the Word.
One religion cannot place blame on the other, claim to be superior than the other any longer. This division is all of satan. The Christian cannot rightly hate the Jew, nor can the Jew rightly hate the Christian. Without the Hebrew there would be no Christianity, the Jew descends from the original Hebrew. This is their book first, ours second. Without them there would be no foundation for us to stand on, because without their lineage we would not have Jesus.
This deviation from Gods Word caused man to drift from Gods ways, Instruction, Commands Torah. This lead to all sorts of sin making its way into society.
It is believed the Bible was being partially translated into English from as far back as the 7th century. The Bible was not the book we know today. It was in sections being translated into the Old English.
In the 10th century the Gospels were translated into the “lindisfarne gospels”. In the 11th century the Old English Hexateuch came into being. This was the Old Testament that is, in English.
Between 1500-1800 we have common English start to emerge in bible translations. There were at least four before the “Bishops Bible” in 1568. We see in 1611 the Authorized King James hits the scene. So we can figure that from the moment these books began to hit the scene the suppression started from the church from above. This is huge. From here we can tell that once the 1900’s came there were an influx in printing and translating the Holy Bible into the many copies we have today.
From here we know that in the modern age we have unlimited access thanks to the internet and bible apps, concordance apps, and all kinds of study tools made available free of charge. This modern age is the age of people looking to follow Christ seeking to actually read the Bible, study Hebrew and Greek, and learn for themselves. Not leaning on a man to teach the lies and traditions, but to see what the biblical truth is. However there are just as many seeking to suppress the truth and keep us religious, not faithful. Some just as deceived as we are, others knowingly looking to do it in the same as the Pharisees, to keep control over their livelihood.
Now that we know some of the history of the Word of God, we need to see from the 1900’s up. Looking at us as people, not just the Bible.
From the third century on we see that we have been walking out doctrines not biblical teachings. Doing things man’s way not Gods. This has cost us. Once we got to the 1900’s we decided to grow farther away from Gods way.
Let’s see some powerfully impactful movements that pushed us farther from Gods Word causing the issues within society today. As a person who loves history there is a lot to cover here. I’m not looking to get labeled upon, hated upon, or called any kind of phobic or perhaps even a word ending is “ist” here. I am pointing out a few events that changed society. That’s all I’m doing, like someone looking from the outside in. Like an investigation.
In the early 1900’s we had the First World War. It happened from 1914-1918. Then after this followed the Great Depression in the 1920’s. On the heels of this came the Second World War this was from 1939-1945.
This flow of events caused a chain reaction that would start us going in the direction we now are walking in. For better or worse we are the product of many things.
Coming out of the Great Depression the jobless rate was at a all time high, bankruptcies were the norm, and it is estimated that the standard of living for most Americans was 60% lower than before the 1929 stock market crash. When the war began so too did the boom for making military supplies. This was seen as a huge help.
With this help those who lost jobs, quickly found them again. On the assembly lines. Since many had been out of work for several years this was seen as a good thing. However with history, good things can cause bad to follow suit as in this case.
The men went to war, and gradually more and more men were needed. Besides the obvious cost of loosing the “man of the house” this left the wives at home to find ways to survive or lose everything they had. All the while trying to raise her children. However as more and more men were needed on the front lines to fight and possible die…. there was a huge need to fill the jobs being vacated by the men called up to serve their country.
Soon the factories were suffering, this meant troops were suffering, and this caused more pains. Then the jobs that were strictly for men, opened up for the women. This started the change of things.
Once the war ended the men left the war and returned from the fields. This was a huge transition period. Many attempted to resume “normal life” so to speak. New suburbs were built and “Family” became the focus. The men going to work, the women remaining at home raising the children and keeping the home going. The economy boomed with the middle class being able to “buy in”. It was about fun and family and yet now consumerism was in full swing. The “American Dream” began. Buy it, or charge it, and credit started.
“White collar” jobs or “company men” was the new way of doing business. More people took to those type of jobs and that caused skylines to change with buildings reaching skyward. Suit and tie meant “you made it”. Then the auto industry kicked off. It was really a boom. This was around the 1950’s. Malls, drive ins, fast food drive ins, and all was in play. 1959 brought 65 million televisions had been sold and radio was not old technology.
The 1960’s then comes on the scene and we have yet more changes. The Cold War comes and people attempt to return back to God. It was believed that faith in God would keep those safe from those godless communists. “In God we trust” gets its place on paper money, and “under God” is placed in the pledge that happened in the late 50’s early 60’s.
Now we have a time between the 50’s and 60’s where the young could stay in school and not get jobs right away. This was due to the boom going on. Thus those who stayed in school got a label “teenagers”.
However also during this time rock and roll arrived to keep us all entertained, and the “hippie” cane on the scene. It was during this time that racism was also at an all time high. Sadly. Though many would work hard to overcome it. And today, this is still present as many seem to desire to make it return.
However during this time came the feminist movement in the 1960’s. The goal was simple, make it so a woman was equal to a man. See women had been at home running it, while the men were the workforce. Then after the war it was slightly mixed. Now it was the women wanting to join the men within the workforce. They had been the workers while the men were at war. They missed being the breadwinner. Who could blame them, society had began to change.
The roles of men and woman had now become blurred for better sure, and equally for worse also. Take a moment and relax, I’m not dissing anybody. We are looking at history only. Not bringing our biases, fears, doubts, or thoughts in. We have women desiring to be men, and men wondering what to do with this. Jobs once a man could go and get, He now had more competition. Men, and women. This was harder in the job market for the man. Slowly over time men, started to lose their identities. Not fully, little by little. This was not the only thing changing.
Once the roles of man and women had been blurred it would become easier to blur social roles and biblical principles.
We had coming out of the war, men marrying women, having sex, and babies. Lots of babies arrived. Mostly early on sex was had by the married couple. Then as time progressed sex became something you could do without fear of being labeled. The sexual revolution began.
This movement spawned a few other movements along the way. The sexual revolution or “sexual liberation” was the freedom to express sex as “Love” irregardless of marriage, and lasted from the 1960’s long into the 1980’s, depending who you talk to. This movement gave way to the biblical definitions and restrictions of sexual activity making the act of sex, which was a product of the love between a married man and married woman a thing of the past. Now anybody who wanted to have sex was.
This kind of perceived sexual freedom would give rise to the normalization of homosexuality, contraception, abortion, public nudity, immodesty, pornography, masterbation, and all things normally kept out of the public eye. From here abortion became legal.
Once sin was a movement larger than morals could keep back, the dam busted open and from there we have the very issues we do to this day. Man was now fully in control.
We need to grasp something else as well. During this time period we also saw a stronger push to get God away from our young. I remember saying prayer and pledge in the grade school grades, and as a real young boy being handed a small red New Testament Bible, we even discussed parts of it in grade school. I was born in 1971 just for the record. Then almost weeks after that, I can equally remember being told to leave it at home. It became a matter of punishment if it was carried into class. Yeah I remember that clearly.
Today teachers are fired for talking on the Bible yet we discuss the false teachings of evolution instead of creation and all things and religions non biblical are pushed. Funny thing.
Once we denounced God and took His hand from our young, the young had no more moral and value compass in school to cling to and the “everything goes” mentality began.
From these early days and having left Gods Commands so long ago, we have inherited society as we know it today. We, today live in a culture that blatantly and openly embraces all the things Sodom and Gomorrah did. All we do is 180 degrees from the Word of God. We say we love God and Jesus, yet make them bow to our ways, when it is supposed to be the other way around. I want to make a partial list of what God’s Word says and what we do, just to establish my point.
The Bible says in Exodus 20 the following. ““You must not have any other god but me.” Exodus 20:3. Man says there are many gods and all roads lead to heaven. The Bible says, ““You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea.” Exodus 20:4. Man says, it’s ok to worship any god or these created images and call them “icons”. The Bible says the following, ““You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.” Exodus 20:7. Just in swears alone “JC, and GD” are used in most music, movies, television shows, video games, and main stream speak today. But using His name in vain is deeper then that, it’s when you declare an oath or to do something by His name then fail to. Or saying Jesus did something the Father did not teach etc. The Bible says the following, ““Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work,” Exodus 20:8-9. Man says, and Christianity teaches that we don’t want to rest but “do something” Worship, not on the Seventh day God Commands, but on the first day. The Bible says ““Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12. Man says “F U” to mom and dad. The Bible says, ““You must not murder.” Exodus 20:13. Yeshua (Jesus) says, in Matthew 5:20-21 that anger (hate) is murder in your heart. However man says “I hope that guy dies” or “F that person”. Then we have adultery which we do frequently as people, lying which we as people do all the time, coveting which we do all the time and so on. God says one law for Jew and gentile, we say one law for the Jew and us Christians have no laws. We do in all things the exact opposite of what our Creator says to do.
All this walking away from God, doing our own thing, and justifying our sin is making sin legal. Costing us our prayers not to be answered, causing the acceptance of and glorification of sin, and all these issues with our children pre teen desiring to be a different gender, sleep with the same sex, and further degrade our morality.
Look, when I was worldly I played all the violent videos games. One game allowed the in game play of picking up hookers, running from and killing the police, fbi, and even the secret service. GTA 1. That was years ago when games where tame.
We have a culture that seeks to one up the generation before. Just think if you punish your children, they can get you in jail for grounding them. Every kid gets a trophy just for showing up, and the history of the homosexual and transgender is required studies in school. Just like evolution, billions of years, and everything is ok today.
Nowadays if you explain sin your called bigoted, phobic, hate speech user, and soon anybody standing up for the Bible, within five to fourteen years will be arrested imprisoned and even killed for their beliefs.
There is more bowing to Nebuchadnezzar’s statue to come. We saw in Israel during this biblical account. Three men, only three men remained standing. Which will you be.
The church will bend and worship sin, it does already. It will do so in the future. The Christian will walk out all that the Bible calls abominations and appear to look the part of religious. All the while continuing to degrade until the point they fail to walk into the biblical kingdom of God.
The Bible teaches cycles. We see from our history how far we have fallen in the last 100 years. Under the banner of modern convenience, tolerance, and love we have done the following,
Walked away from Gods Commands, given up the sanctity of marriage, given into our sexual immorality, lost our ability to be modest, taken the Lords name in vain, embraced sex as a act not requiring love, forgotten loves meaning, changed our genders, changed our times and days from the Lord to ours, and and and……
Welcome to Sodom. Hope you enjoy your stay. When death comes, and the resurrection happens, few will go into the Kingdom but many will face the second death.
Where you stand is based on your want and desire to REPENT AND RETURN. DO SO NOW WHILE YOU CAN, soon you won’t be able to.
I leave you with Jesus own words.
““Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’” Matthew 7:21-23
“Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”
Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. And remember, my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me.”
John 14:21, 23-24
And lastly John tells us this,
“Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.
Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is.”
1 John 3:4, 6
History and the Bible have warned you this day, your iniquity will be your downfall at the day of judgement. WAKE UP FOR THE TIME IS EXCEEDINGLY SHORT
My goal is to warn the church before it’s too late to repent.