Thursday, 24 April 2014

Catholic twisting of scriptures

In Mathew 12:38-42 Jesus says this-12:38- Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 
12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seek after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 
12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 
12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 
12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.” (Matthew 12:38-42)…these are words of Jesus in gospel of Mathew and if it is true Jesus should be died for 3 days and 3 nights(72 hours). 

But catholic church has twisted all this saying he died on a Friday and rose on a Sunday morning,which makes 42 hours at the most. 

Besides this,in Mathew 26:17 and certain other scriptures they omitted the word “before”. Mathew 26:17 now reads “Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?”. But when “before” is added as in the original manuscripts it should have read like this-Now before the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 

In Leviticus 23 it’s clearly written that passover day comes before the 1st day of feast of unleavened bread. 

In Luke23:54-56 it says- 54 It was the preparation day and sabbath was about to begin.55 The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid; 56 then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment. 
Note that preparation day always comes before a high sabbath day particularly first day of week of unleavened bread.Normal sabbath days do not have preparation day. 


In Gospel of John 19:31 it says- Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Here “high sabbath” means 1st day of feast of unleavened bread.So from this verse it’s clear that Jesus was crucified on the passover day which is also the preparation day before the 1st day of feast of unleavened bread. 
So the women with Jesus had to rest on “high”sabbath day. 

Also scriptures tells us they had to rest on another “normal” sabbath day.(Mark 16:1). After that sabbath day on the first day of the week which is also the day of 1st fruits,the women came to the tomb saw it was open and witnessed resurrected Jesus(Mark 16:2-9 & other gospels) .This day symbolizes the coming great harvest on Pentecost which comes 50 days after and on this day resurrected Jesus appeared to women and his disciples.50 days after that on Pentecost day(alias harvest day) 120 disciples were assembled on the upper room and holy spirit came on them and thus the church was given birth and also the start of the great harvest. 


So from all this it’s clear that Jesus was crucified on passover day(wednesday-9th hour that is 3PM-because Jewish calendar calculated day from 6PM onwards for 12 hours till 6AM ,and 12 hours from 6AM to 6PM make the 24 hour day,that is from 6PM on one day till 6PM on the next day was considered the full 24 hour day by Jews.The creation account also confirms this in Genesis 1:5,8,13,19,23,31 where evening comes before morning to form a full day) rose from the dead 72 hours later.That is on normal sabbath day(Saturday) 9th hour(3PM),and appeared to his followers on the following day morning-which was the day of 1st fruits. 

Also its clear that catholic church omitted the ‘before ‘ from the scripture Mathew 26:17 which now reads “Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” ,when it actually read in the original manuscript like this-when “before” is added as in the original manuscripts it should have read like this-Now before the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 
In Leviticus 23 it’s clearly written that passover day comes before the 1st day of feast of unleavened bread. 
Why did catholic ‘church’ do this?To make it in conformity with ancient pagan festival of Ishtar(modern Easter) so the majority pagans of roman empire can be converted easily to ‘Christianity’ without any conversion.

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  2. You stated the following:

    "But catholic church has twisted all this saying he died on a Friday and rose on a Sunday morning,which makes 42 hours at the most. "

    I'm not sure why the Catholic Church has been singled out on this matter when most of Christendom follows this (which would make sense because Protestantism arose from Catholicism historically).

    "Besides this,in Mathew 26:17 and certain other scriptures they omitted the word “before”. Mathew 26:17 now reads “Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?”. But when “before” is added as in the original manuscripts it should have read like this-Now before the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” "

    Usually when I see discrepancies like this, I think it's always best to go back to the original texts in the Hebrew or the Greek to see what they actually say.

    From the Bible Hub Website (The verse in Interlinear Greek-English w/ Strong's Concordance References):

    Mt 26:17: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/matthew/26-17.htm

    Lk 23:54: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/luke/23-54.htm

    Lk 23:55: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/luke/23-55.htm

    Lk 23:56: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/luke/23-56.htm

    Jn 19:31: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/john/19-31.htm

    Mk 16:1 (NOTE: To see the rest of the verses in the Interlinear Greek-English, just click on the arrows to the left/right of the verse title):

    http://biblehub.com/interlinear/mark/16-1.htm

    You stated the following: "Why did catholic ‘church’ do this? To make it in conformity with ancient pagan festival of Ishtar(modern Easter) so the majority pagans of roman empire can be converted easily to ‘Christianity’ without any conversion."

    I honestly don't believe it had anything to do with paganism, & without any evidence, this unsubstantiated statement is being promoted as truth. I don't think this assumption is correct & needs historical review & correction.

    Please have a look at the following articles:

    "Was Jesus Crucified on Friday? Was Easter on Sunday? Was Jesus in the tomb literally 72 hours?"
    http://catholicbridge.com/catholic/was_jesus_crucified_on_friday.php

    "Crucifixion Wednesday?"
    https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/crucifixion-wednesday

    I would strongly recommend that you read "The Didache". It would dispel any ideas of Protestantism having been the early church. In fact I would argue that apart from perhaps the Anglican Church, other Protestant denominations do not look like the early church in practice or appearance.

    The Didache Online:

    http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/didache-roberts.html

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    2. Catholic idolatrous heretic sect created Jesuit freemason sub organisations to deceive and confuse non catholics and finally present catholic idolatry as a solution to them so that they can get them also to burn in eternal hell fire along with them, just as satan does. All idolaters will burn eternally in hell fire - Revelation 21:8 unless they repent and trust Lord Jesus Christ.
      So kainosktisis777 and all idolatrous liars, leave your idolatry and lies and join the true God's Church which is represented by the Church of East (Assyrian and Chaldean Churches) which are continously in existense for the last 2000 years and abstained from catholic idolatry of intercession /veneration of saints that deceived mankind for last 1600 years.
      So come out boldly with faith ,leaving aside your sins and trust Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life.

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    3. What is your evidence in support of your claim?

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    4. This is from Wikipedia on Freemasonry:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry

      "Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients. The degrees of freemasonry retain the three grades of medieval craft guilds, those of Apprentice, Journeyman or fellow (now called Fellowcraft), and Master Mason. These are the degrees offered by Craft (or Blue Lodge) Freemasonry. Members of these organisations are known as Freemasons or Masons. There are additional degrees, which vary with locality and jurisdiction, and are usually administered by different bodies than the craft degrees."

      The Catholic Church's position on Freemasonry also on Wikipedia:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_ban_of_Freemasonry

      "The Catholic Church first prohibited Catholics from membership in Masonic organizations and other secret societies in 1738. Since then, at least eleven popes have made pronouncements about the incompatibility of Catholic doctrines and Freemasonry.[1] From 1738 until 1983, Catholics who publicly associated with, or publicly supported, Masonic organizations were censured with automatic excommunication.[2] Since 1983, the prohibition on membership exists in a different form.[3][2][4] Although there was some confusion about membership following the 1965 Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), the Church continues to prohibit membership in Freemasonry because it concluded that Masonic principles and rituals are irreconcilable with Catholic doctrines. The current norm, the 1983 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's (CDF) Declaration on Masonic associations, states that "faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion" and membership in Masonic associations is prohibited.[6] The most recent CDF document about the "incompatibility of Freemasonry with the Catholic faith" was issued in 1985.[7]"

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  3. On the point accusing the Catholic Church of paganism, here is an interesting article from the Catholic Answers Website:

    https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/did-the-catholic-church-have-its-origin-in-paganism

    Regarding Hislop's publication, "The Two Babylons:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Babylons

    "Criticism[edit]
    In the note by the editor of the 7th edition, which was published in 1871, it was claimed, "that no one, so far as we are aware, has ventured to challenge the accuracy of the historical proofs adduced in support of the startling announcement on the title page." Since then however there have been many who have challenged the accuracy of Hislop's claims. For example, Lester L. Grabbe has highlighted the fact that Hislop's entire argument, particularly his association of Ninus with Nimrod, is based on a misunderstanding of historical Babylon and its religion.[1] Grabbe also criticizes Hislop for portraying the mythological queen Semiramis as Nimrod's consort, despite the fact that she is never even mentioned in a single text associated with him,[1] and for portraying her as the "mother of harlots", even though this is not how she is depicted in any of the texts where she is mentioned.[1]

    In 2011 a critical edition was published.[14] Although Hislop's work is extensively footnoted, some commentators (in particular Ralph Woodrow) have stated that the document contains numerous misconceptions, fabrications, logical fallacies, unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, and grave factual errors.[15]

    Influence[edit]
    Some fundamentalist Protestants still regard Hislop's book as proof that the Roman Catholic Church is, in fact, the continuation of ancient Babylonian religion.[1] Jehovah's Witnesses periodical The Watchtower frequently published excerpts from it until the 1980s.[16] The book's thesis has also featured prominently in the conspiracy theories of racist groups such as The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord[17] and other fringe groups.[18] Author and conspiracy theorist David Icke incorporates Hislop's claims about Semiramis into his book The Biggest Secret, claiming that Semiramis played a key role in the establishment of a global conspiracy run by Reptilian aliens, whom he asserts is secretly controlling humanity.[19]"

    I would strongly encourage you to read Rodney Stark's book, "Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History".

    It may help to bring light on some things that are historical misconceptions or misrepresentations of the Church. In all honesty, I would agree that there are always things that can & do happen to bring blots on the faith, & that can occur no matter where & no matter which professing church. That said, I would hope that where the truth is revealed, & where offense has actually occurred & acknowledged, that in accordance with God's will, one would act as Christ would will, & forgive - & where possible, reparation made. Wouldn't you agree...?

    I say this as a sister...

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