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Summary and Introduction....................................................................................................

Press Releases

Tsunami to Hit the East Coast of America, 25th December 2007........................................ 3


St. Paul is a False Apostle.................................................................................................... 5

Proof and Prophecy

Luke 21:21 - The East Coast of America.............................................................................. 7


The Time of the End........................................................................................................... 11
St. Paul - the False Apostle................................................................................................ 23
Number of the Beast: Solomon/Wisdom (666)................................................................... 55
The First Beast: Solomon/Wisdom..................................................................................... 59
The Second Beast: Shaul (Saul).........................................................................................78
The Third Beast: Michael (Archangel)................................................................................ 98
The Fourth Beast: Haman (A Parable About Paul)........................................................... 118
The 3000th Name: Paul..................................................................................................... 140
The 666th Place in the Bible: Syria................................................................................... 153
Parables and General Issues............................................................................................175

Solving Poverty God's Way

Poverty.............................................................................................................................. 207
The Ideal Christian Society............................................................................................... 211
True Christian Political Party.............................................................................................214

Issues for the New Age

City Planning: New Jerusalem.......................................................................................... 216


Residence Block Floor Plan.............................................................................................. 224
City Planning (2)............................................................................................................... 225
Life After Death................................................................................................................. 228
Relationships.................................................................................................................... 233
Cool Stuff.......................................................................................................................... 239
Adam and Eve.................................................................................................................. 242
Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?............................................................................................ 244

Biblical Issues

How God and Satan Communicate.................................................................................. 253


True Christianity................................................................................................................ 258
Meaning of the Crucifixion................................................................................................ 263
The Meaning of Life.......................................................................................................... 266
Rules are There to be Broken........................................................................................... 267
Tracing Sin to Death......................................................................................................... 269
Scriptural Parables and Supporting Evidence

Joseph.............................................................................................................................. 273
Esther............................................................................................................................... 276
Ezekiel.............................................................................................................................. 278
Twelve Tribes................................................................................................................... 282
The World......................................................................................................................... 284
Old Testament Minor Prophets......................................................................................... 287
Numbers........................................................................................................................... 293
Leviticus............................................................................................................................ 295
Elijah................................................................................................................................. 298

Other Religions

Buddhism.......................................................................................................................... 301
Hinduism........................................................................................................................... 304
The Koran......................................................................................................................... 309

General Issues

About the Author............................................................................................................... 315

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Last updated 12/08/07.


Introduction

2000 years ago, Jesus came to teach


us to love and serve each other. He
told us to love our neighbour as
ourselves.

But the teachings of Jesus were soon


changed into a system of rules and
taxation.

Palaces were built for people to


worship, but this was not how God
wanted to be worshipped at all.

Evil was allowed to roam freely in the


world leading to greed, consumerism
and wars.

But now all this has to change

2000 years ago, Jesus came to teach us how to live. He was crucified after a
three year ministry. The disciples continued to teach, but a false teacher
(Paul) came into the group and his teachings have been recorded in the
Bible. His letters are responsible for the Church, a rule based system that is
in opposition to people following Jesus. Where people do not follow Jesus,
the results are poverty, suffering and war. To help save a people who would
otherwise be lost in their sins, God has prepared an end. This will allow
people to repent and redeem themselves, as well as providing for those who
are presently in suffering.

This book presents the case for following Jesus using parable-based
evidence and social/ethical considerations emphasizing poverty in the 3rd
world. Issues such as Pauline letters, the true faith, other religions, Heaven
and personal relationships are discussed. The book stresses the urgent need
for change in a society that is ideologically opposed to following Jesus.
Parable-based evidence is used to predict future events such as a tsunami
predicted to hit the East Coast of America.

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This book contains:

 Evidence in favour of following Jesus


 Evidence to show that people have been worshipping the Pauline
religion for the last 1800-2000 years
 An explanation as to why this has happened
 A plan of action for people hoping to make a difference and to follow
the true faith

The book also describes the main ideologies in opposition to following Jesus:

 'Common sense' (666).


 Pauline theology and the Church.
 Greed, selfishness and consumerism
 The institution of marriage
 False religions
 Governments and power hierarchies

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Tsunami predicted to hit America, 25/12/2007
Parable-based evidence has accumulated over several months to warn the East Coast of
America of an imminent tsunami. The date was first predicted by showing that the 666th
name in the Bible is Solomon, the number of the beast.

Solomon is famed for his wisdom, and it is "common sense" that is identified as the beast.
Why? Our common sense wisdom is in direct opposition to teachings such as ‘give up
what you have and follow Jesus’. In fact, Jesus’ teachings are perceived as foolishness by
our consumer-driven society. Consequentially, All Fools’ Day (April 1st 2007) was the
predicted date for an event that will herald an end to the capitalist ideology that is in
opposition to following Jesus.

A tsunami hit the Solomon Islands on this date indicating that God is in support of this line
of argument, but is giving extra warning to the Americans. The volcanic island of La
Reunion (the name implying ‘second coming’) erupted during the following week. This also
parallels the method by which the tsunami is predicted to be generated, from the unstable
volcanic island of La Palma.

The East Coast of America was not affected during the Easter Week, which agrees with
the quote "the bridegroom was late in coming" (Matthew 25:5). The additional warning
events agree with Matthew 24:27 "for the Son of Man will come like the lightning which
flashes across the whole sky from the east to the west" (the Solomon Islands in the East to
La Reunion to La Palma to America in the West).

A month before April 1st, the volcanic island of Sicily erupted followed by a lunar eclipse
that turned the moon red. The dust cloud from La Palma is also predicted to turn the moon
red. The most likely date for this event is Christmas Day (25th December) 2007. The night
of the 24th is the date of a full moon and Christmas Day celebrates the birth of Jesus.

As stated previously, the "Whore of Babylon" is outlined by Hudson Bay (Canada), riding
on the Scarlet Beast (Labrador) as described in the Book of Revelation. This suggests that
North America is the Biblical Babylon which is predicted to fall when an angel throws
something like a large millstone into the sea. When La Palma erupts, the unstable part of
the island will fall into the sea resulting in a mega-tsunami that will devastate the East
Coast of America. This amounts to a strike at the heart of the culture of capitalism and
consumerism that causes widespread poverty and suffering in the world.

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St. Paul is a False Apostle
What is false teaching when referring to Christianity? False teaching is
anything that tells us how to live in a way that contradicts with how Jesus
teaches us how to live. Additionally, false teaching is that which supports
false teaching or allows others to teach falsely, for example 1 John 4:2 is
false teaching about how to find out if someone else's teaching is valid
(anyone could lie through the test that John proposes).

Paul was not an eyewitness of Christ's teaching, yet the modern church
system is based entirely on his letters. Consequently, cathedrals and
monasteries were built, while those who Jesus came to teach about (for
example, the poor) are left to fend for themselves. The overall effect of Paul's
teaching is to stop people from following Jesus' teaching. Paul rarely quotes
the words of Jesus, and serves to misrepresent what Jesus said. Paul's real
name is Saul – in the Old Testament Saul was an evil character who
persecuted David. A summary of major errors in Paul's teaching is given
here.

False ideas, statements and major omissions:

1. Grace (contradicts with "follow Jesus"): (1) God sent Jesus to die (2)
His sacrifice removes your sin. (3) It's a free gift; you don't have to do
anything about it except believe it happened, because he died on the
cross and rose from the dead; Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:21-26,
Romans 5:6-11, Romans 6:5-10 and Romans 8:31-35, Ephesians 1:6-
8.
2. Paul omits the first commandment of Jesus (Love the Lord with all you
heart, mind, strength and spirit) because "using all your strength"
contradicts with "grace".
3. Paul rarely mentions the poor or quotes the words of Jesus.
4. Paul's letter to Philemon is irrelevant (it contains no teaching at all).
5. Hypocrisy: Romans 1:18-32 judges people then just afterwards in 2:1
Paul condemns people for judging.
6. Corinthians 5:4-5: Encourages condemnation of an individual.
7. 1 Timothy 5:17: Promotes payment of priests (Jesus says give up all
you have and follow him).
8. Acts 15:23-29 contains a letter to the Gentiles from the apostles, which
replaces the teachings of Jesus with three dietary restrictions and a
command to refrain from immorality.
9. Romans 7:18-20 claims that he is not responsible for his own sin.
10. Romans 12:3 wrongly implies that we can't choose ourselves to have
faith and follow Jesus (doing what he says requires faith, in other words
trust in God).
11. Romans 14:1-12 is all about dietary restrictions and faith (faith has
nothing to do with dietary restrictions).
12. Romans 3:1-4 states that circumcised Jews have an advantage over
Gentiles.

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13. 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 talks about the importance of head covering.
14. 1 Corinthians 14:1-39 talks about strange tongues (demonic
possession – Jesus did not talk about strange tongues).
15. 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 gives financial rules for the church.
16. 1 Corinthians 11:1: Paul tells people to follow him.
17. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18: tells us to have nothing to do with unbelievers.
18. Galatians 1:6-10: Paul condemns those who preach differently to
himself.
19. In Galatians 1:12: Paul admits that no one actually taught him the
Gospel (he was not an eyewitness, and he did not get his teaching from
eyewitnesses).
20. Ephesians 5:21-33: Wives, submit to your husbands!
21. Ephesians 6:1-4: Do what your parents tell you.
22. Ephesians 6:5-9: Slaves, obey your masters (implying that slavery is
okay).
23. Ephesians 4:28: Encourages people to do ordinary jobs – Jesus calls
for people to give up what they have and follow him.
24. Colossians 3:18-25: Relationship advice (wives, submit to your
husbands; slaves, obey your human masters; children, obey your
parents).
25. 1 Timothy 2:1-15: Church worship. Eg. women must remain silent.
26. 1 Timothy 3:1-7: Church leaders.
27. 1 Timothy 3:8-13: Church helpers.
28. Titus 1:5-16: Church leaders.
29. Titus 2:1-15: How men, women and slaves should behave.

As a comparison, here are some verses that contain the words of Jesus:

1. The commandments (Love the Lord with all your heart, mind, strength
and spirit; Love your neighbour as yourself): Matthew 19:19, Matthew
22:37-39, Mark 12:30- 33, Luke 10:27.

2. Follow him: Matthew 16:24, Matthew 19:21, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23, Luke
18:22, John 12:26.

3. Sell your possessions, give the money to the poor and follow him: Luke
14:33, Mark 10:21, Luke 18:22, Matthew 19:21 and Luke 12:33. Give to
the poor: Luke 11:41, Luke 14:13.

4. Faith: Did the disciples lack anything when Jesus sent them out? Luke
22:35. Don't worry about where your food or clothing is coming from.
Matthew 6:25-31, Luke 12:22-23.

5. Criticising the teachers of the Law: Matthew 6:5, Matthew 15:7,


Matthew 23:13-29, Mark 7:6, Luke 13:15.

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Luke 21:21
"those who are in Judea must run away to the hills;
those who are in the city must leave, and
those who are out in the country must not go into the city."

We are given these three instructions by Jesus for the time of the end. This document
relates the meaning of those instructions, and this picture gives a summary.

North America is identified as the Biblical Babylon, which is discussed in several parts of
the Bible. This chapter discusses the parables that point to a tsunami hitting the East
Coast of America. The reasons for it are discussed in more detail elsewhere. In summary,
North America is the wealthiest country in the world. It devoutly worships and spreads the
religion of St. Paul, but ignores the teachings of Jesus. The main results are war and
economic oppression. 2.5 billion people live in poverty while those in the West live in
affluence.

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What identifies North America as Babylon? For a start, there is the whore
of Babylon outlined into Hudson Bay (a Canadian body of water) riding on
the scarlet beast (outlined by Labrador) as described in Revelation 17:3-8
and shown in the picture above. Revelation chapter 18 discusses the fall
of Babylon. Much earlier in the Bible in Genesis 11:4, Babylon built a
tower to try to reach heaven. Perhaps this refers to the skyscrapers in
America.

The East Coast is a particularly wealthy area of the USA. Florida looks like
a snake's head (with lake Okeechobee as the eye and Florida Keys – a
series of islands – as the tongue). The State also looks like a gun.

The punishment of Babylon is prophesied throughout the Bible. For example, Jeremiah
24:12-14: "After that I will punish Babylonia and its king for their sin. I will destroy that
country and leave it in ruins for ever. I will punish Babylonia with all the disasters that I
threatened to bring on the nations when I spoke through Jeremiah — all the disasters
recorded in this book. I will pay the Babylonians back for what they have done, and many
nations and great kings will make slaves of them.’ " The punishments in Jeremiah are
directed towards North America. Isaiah also describes what happens to Babylon
throughout his book. Here are two quotes:

Isaiah 13:19 "Babylonia is the most beautiful kingdom of all; it is the pride of its people. But
I, the Lord, will overthrow Babylon as I did Sodom and Gomorrah!"

Isaiah 46:1 "This is the end for Babylon's gods! Bel and Nebo once were worshipped, but
now they are loaded on donkeys, a burden for the backs of tired animals."

Revelation chapter 18 discusses how the merchants will weep because of the sudden loss
of all the wealth of Babylon (Baby London – the East Coast cities) in just 1 hour. In 18:21
"And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying,
Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no
more at all."

There is also mention of something like a huge mountain on fire being thrown into the sea
(Revelation 8:8), which refers to a volcano. The island of La Palma is volcanic, and it is
said that in the event of an eruption, part of the island could fall into the sea causing a
huge tsunami which would affect the East Coast of America (the richest area in the world).
Remember that the end is predicted to "come like a flood" by Jesus.

There is a recent precedent for Biblical tsunamis. The Indonesian tsunami had an
epicentre around the island of Sinabang (indicating the reason for the earthquake; if we sin
we get a bang).

Matthew 21:21, the same verse number as Luke 21:21 which is mentioned at the start of
this chapter, says:

Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, if you have faith, and don't doubt, you will

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not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, 'Be taken up
and cast into the sea,' it would be done. I certainly have faith and effectively you can argue
that I've told it to throw itself in the sea in that I believe it will happen.

So we have a geographical location (the East Coast) and a predicted tsunami, but when
will the tsunami occur?

Originally the date was set at 1st April 2007. At first sight this may seem like an unlikely
date, as it is April Fools Day. However, as shown in a separate chapter, Solomon is the
666th name in the Bible. 666 is the number of the Beast, and in Revelation it is said to be
the number of a name. Solomon was famed for his wisdom, and Revelation also says
"here is wisdom" when referring to 666 (Revelation 13:18).

Wisdom is 666 because common sense-type reasoning is in direct opposition to following


Jesus. Following Jesus requires faith; for example that everything will be perfectly okay
even if you give up everything you have and follow him. Teachings like these are seen as
"foolishness" by Christians and non-Christians alike – ie. they defy common sense which
is directed towards wealth generation. Therefore, it was quite reasonable that April Fools’
Day – a day of foolishness – should be the date for this event.

April 1st was also Palm Sunday. This celebrates the return of Jesus to Jerusalem. The
island of La Palma contains the word "Palm". Linguistic markers like these are common
and discussed in more detail in the "Parables and General Issues" chapter.

In fact, a different tsunami happened on this date. The Solomon Islands were hit instead.
This implies that God has given an extra warning to the Americans. The most likely date
for this event is Christmas Day (25th December) 2007. The night of the 24th is the date of
a full moon and Christmas Day celebrates the birth of Jesus.

The volcanic island of La Reunion (the name implying ‘second coming’) erupted during the
Easter week of 2007. This also parallels the method by which the tsunami is predicted to
be generated, from the unstable volcanic island of La Palma.

The East Coast of America was not affected during the Easter Week, which agrees with
the quote "the bridegroom was late in coming" (Matthew 25:5). The additional warning
events agree with Matthew 24:27 "for the Son of Man will come like the lightning which
flashes across the whole sky from the east to the west" (the Solomon Islands in the East to
La Reunion to La Palma to America in the West).

Additional evidence arose from events a month before April 1st. A volcano on the island of
Sicily erupted on the 1st of March 2007, which coincided with a lunar eclipse which turned
the moon red. The volcanic dust cloud from the eruption is also predicted to turn the moon
red, fulfilling the sign predicted in Joel 2:31. Sicily sounds a lot like "Silly", which relates to
the concept of foolishness. In other words these events parallel the predicted events.

There is a scriptural parable in Genesis chapter 19, where Sodom and Gomorrah are
destroyed (representing the time of the end). Two angels came to warn Lot and his family
that the city was about to be destroyed, and encouraged them to rush to the hills. 19:17

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"Run for your lives! Don't look back and don't stop in the valley. Run to the hills so that you
won't be killed." 19:20 "Do you see that little town? It is near enough." I believe that the
little town (Zoar) is the city of New Jerusalem which we are encouraged to build.

There is another scriptural parable in Exodus 20:18. The 10 commandments were given to
Moses on a smoking mountain, paralleling the return to the commandments of Jesus
following the volcanic eruption of La Palma. Moses spent 40 days and nights on both
occasions when he received the 10 commandments (Exodus 24:12-18 and 34:28). This
reflects the time period of the flooding of Noah (see the "Time of the End" for further
details).

I recommend that people follow the instructions given by Jesus in Luke 21:21. The city is
Babylon; the East Coast of America.

"those who are in Judea must run away to the hills;


those who are in the city must leave, and
those who are out in the country must not go into the city."

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The Time of the End
This document shows the following:

1. How the signs of Matthew will be fulfilled


2. A timetable for the end times
3. An examination of the book of Daniel
4. An examination of the book of Revelation

The signs

Matthew 24:29-30
"Soon after the trouble of those days,
[1] the sun will grow dark,
[2] the moon will no longer shine,
[3] the stars will fall from heaven,
[4] and the powers in space will be driven from their courses.

Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky; and all the peoples of
earth will weep as they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven
with power and great glory."

There will be [1] a symbolic solar eclipse of Egypt on 02/08/2027, 5 days before the
closest point of contact with the asteroid 1999 AN10 (07/08/2027), which is due back
in 2039 (although currently not thought to be a threat by scientists) - see
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/TSE2027google.html.

The solar eclipse verifies what Jesus says about the sun being darkened.

There is also [2] a new moon on 02/08/2027. In other words the moon does not give
her light. Due to the proximity of the asteroid there may also be [3] a meteor shower
(stars falling from the sky).

You can download a moon phase calculator from


"http://www.softaddress.com/moon_phase_calculator/download.php" or search the
internet for an online calculator.

The powers in space shall be driven from their courses. In other words [4] the
asteroid will change its course, back towards Earth (see
"http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news017.html" and
"http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news037.html"). This will mean that all four signs of
Jesus have been fulfilled.

The asteroid comes twice, representing the first and second comings. There are 12
years between the first and the second coming of the asteroid, representing the 12
disciples and tribes of Israel. 2027 turned into letters gives BBG (baby Jesus) and is
2000 years since his crucifixion. From this year (2006) to 2039 is 33 years, the age
of Jesus on his crucifixion.

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Jesus refers to this asteroid in the following quotes:

Matthew 24:30
Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky; and all the peoples of
earth will weep as they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven
with power and great glory.

Luke 20:9-18
Then Jesus told the people this parable: "There was once a man who planted a
vineyard, let it out to tenants, and then left home for a long time. When the time
came to gather the grapes, he sent a slave to the tenants to receive from them
his share of the harvest. But the tenants beat the slave and sent him back
without a thing. So he sent another slave; but the tenants beat him also,
treated him shamefully, and sent him back without a thing. Then he sent a third
slave; the tenants wounded him, too, and threw him out. Then the owner of the
vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my own dear son; surely they will
respect him!’ But when the tenants saw him, they said to one another, ‘This is
the owner's son. Let's kill him, and his property will be ours!’ So they threw him
out of the vineyard and killed him.
"What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to the tenants?" Jesus asked.
"He will come and kill those men, and hand the vineyard over to other tenants."

When the people heard this, they said, "Surely not!"


Jesus looked at them and asked, "What, then, does this scripture mean?
‘The stone which the builders rejected as worthless
turned out to be the most important of all.’
Everyone who falls on that stone will be cut to pieces; and if that stone falls on
someone, it will crush him to dust."

Where people do not follow Jesus an event like this is justified, otherwise God would
be guilty of allowing 2.5 billion people to remain in poverty indefinitely. Conversely,
the event would not be justified if we were all to start following Jesus, eliminate
poverty and the ideologies that are in opposition to following him. The vast majority
of relevant parts of the Bible are in favour of this event happening. There are a few
verses that suggest that events may happen differently. For example, in Luke 11:29,
Jesus says that the only miracle we will see is that of the prophet Jonah; in the book
of Jonah a city did not get destroyed by God, but he could be referring to the miracle
of someone being reborn after 3 days. I believe the future is very much dependent
on what we do.

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Timeline

The numbers come out of the book of Daniel (except for 1006 furlongs which is from
the book of Revelation). Note that the numbers of the beast are both 666 and 616.
"No one knows the day and hour" (Matthew 24:36, Mark 13:32). However, given that
this is my future role (see "Cool Stuff") then it is possible for me to predict the time of
the end.

All timescales are converted from "Daniel time" into real time by the following simple
equality:

1000 years of real time = 42 months (3.5 years) of "Daniel time". This means that:

1335 days = 1045 years (Daniel 12:12)


1290 days = 1010 years (Daniel 12:11)
2300 days = 1800 years (Daniel 8:14)

The first two timescales are included on the timeline. The 1800 years refers to the
time during which Paul's teachings have had their greatest influence (orthodoxy
started to develop early and the widely accepted New Testament was formed in the
4th century). This is the time during which the "sacrifices will not be offered" (Daniel
8:14).

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These three encoded timescales in Daniel can be derived as follows and it is
possible to assign meaning to them – for example there are 10 ones in 1335,
possibly indicating the ten horns of the fourth beast.

11*11*11+1+1+1+1=1335
6*6*6*6-6=1290
7*7*7*7-101=2300

They can also be derived as follows:

666+666+3=1335
666+666-42=1290
666+666+666+666-364=2300

Paul is described in Daniel as the "fourth beast" (see below). The time period of his
influence (2300 days) contains four beasts (four 666s). The second beast (as
described below) is a bear with the bones, or "bare bones" of the Christian religion.
The time scales for 2004-2039 (1290 days and 1335 days) contain two beasts (ie.
666+666) and the time during which we receive the results of abandoning the
religion.

Daniel chapter 9 contains more time frames (note this is from the KJV version; other
translations like GNB have different time frames):

70 weeks of desolation = 610 – 994AD (from the time of St. Paul's cathedral and
Muhammad to the turn of the millennium) – Daniel 9:24.

62 weeks = 1666-2006 – Daniel 9:26.

7 weeks between the Messiah and the command to rebuild (new) Jerusalem (as
described on this book) is the time between the death of Jesus and when Revelation
was written (about 27AD-66AD). Revelation contains prophecy about the city of New
Jerusalem.

The 40 days and 40 nights of the floods of Noah equates to 31.3 years. I believe this
time period starts in December 2007 (coinciding with the predicted tsunami) and
ends in 2039.

Book of Daniel

The books of Daniel and Revelation are the main prophetic books in the Bible. This
section takes a look at the book of Daniel. The book of Daniel was written about 600
years before Jesus. Daniel was one of the Major Prophets, and his visions refer to
the time of the end. In brief, the book was written after the fall of Jerusalem to the
Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. Three Jews were chosen to serve in his Royal
court, including Daniel.

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Daniel then showed the King his dream (because he
could not remember it) and interpreted it for him. He
dreamed that there was a large image made of
various metals, with feet partially of iron and partially
of clay. A stone broke the toes and the whole statue
fell. In this case, Daniel represents me who interprets
the dream for the resurrected Simon Peter, who
presently can’t remember the dream or the
interpretation because he hasn’t got his memories
back yet (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?" for
further details about Simon Peter and "Life After
Death" for further details about rebirth).

The King’s image refers to Europe (and the West generally), and particularly the
empire that it created around the world. It became very rich, so there were lots of
precious metals in it. But it became spiritually poor, so it broke easily.

You can actually see a picture of the foot and the stone that broke it in a map of
Europe. The stone is Sicily, which had a volcanic eruption on the 1st of March (see
the chapter on "Luke 21:21").

In chapter 3, the King set up a golden image which people had to worship when the
music played. Similarly in Exodus 32:17-18 the Israelites were singing and dancing
in front of the bull calf. "Joshua heard the people shouting and said to Moses, 'I hear
the sound of battle in the camp.' Moses said, 'That doesn't sound like a shout of
victory or a cry of defeat; it's the sound of singing." Both cases refer to modern
Christian worship, and the King (Simon Peter) did help to set this up.

Daniel was faithful to God and refused to bow down and worship the golden image
that the King (followers of St. Paul) had set up. Anyone who refused to worship in
this way was told that they would be thrown into the burning fiery furnace (the threat
of Hell given by modern church), and that is what happened to Daniel and his
friends. Similarly in chapter 6, Daniel got thrown into a pit of lions. But God protected
them and they came back out unharmed. In other words if we now stop worshipping
the golden image and follow Jesus even in the face of persecution, then we will be
protected like Daniel and his friends.

In chapter 4, the King had a dream about a large tree that covered the whole Earth
and was loaded with fruit. This is the same dream/teaching that Jesus gave about
the Kingdom of God, with him as the base of the tree, and everyone being served by
him. However, an angel came down from heaven and cut the tree down. 4:15-16
"Now let the dew fall on this man, and let him live with the animals and the plants.
For seven years he will not have a human mind, but the mind of an animal."

The seven year time frame represents the 2000 years between the death of Simon
Peter, and his rebirth into the modern era. The tree represents what happened
immediately after Jesus died. Paul cut down the tree and put a band of iron and
bronze around it; in other words his teachings stopped people following Jesus.

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Daniel explains the dream to the King, and tells him that this is what will happen to
him. Daniel says that this is to make sure that the King acknowledges the Supreme
God and that He can give power to anyone he chooses. After his seven years of
living like this, the King says in 4:34 "my sanity returned. I praised the supreme God
and gave honour and glory to the one who lives forever."

At the start of chapter 5, the King participates in a "Defilement of the Temple


Vessels" and brings along his princes, wives and concubines to share in the drinking
of the Temple Wine. This refers to Holy Communion, which churchgoers take and
then go off to praise "the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood and of
stone." I have also participated in this "defilement of temple vessels". In addition, I’m
an ex-scientist and former atheist, which means that literally no-one should be put off
following the true faith.

Then in chapter 5, the King saw the writing on the wall. This literally means the
commonly used phrase "he saw the writing on the wall" (the end).

The writing was "MENE MENE TE'KEL U-PHAR'-SIN."

As always, such things are meant to be interpreted in straightforward English (for


many more examples see "Parables and General Issues" and the chapters about the
other religions). If you do this, you get the phrase "mean men to kill you for sin".

Daniel then had a vision of four beasts. Revelation describes the number of the
beast as being 666. The first beast is represented by 666, the second by
2x666=1332, the third by 3x666=1998 and the fourth by 4x666=2664. Each number
is the name of a person in the Bible. For example, the 666th name is Solomon.
These are described in the chapters about the four beasts.

1. First beast: A lion, the king of the beasts. The 666th name is King Solomon -
the king of the four beasts.

2. Second beast: A bear with the bones represents the bare bones of the religion.
There are three of them representing the trinity. The 1332nd name is Shaul
(Saul) because Paul (Saul) is responsible for the false teaching that has
resulted in the bare bones of the religion.

3. Third beast: The leopard had four wings and a look of authority about it.
Leopard sounds like "leper" (sin bearer) and the spots represent a skin
disease. The leopard had four heads and four wings. This is a reference to the
process of rebirth followed by "two becoming one" (see the chapter on "Cool
Stuff"). The process of rebirth means that you have led two lives (two heads). If
two angels become one, then that individual has led four lives (four heads).
Creatures with four wings and four faces are also mentioned in Ezekiel. The
1998th name is Michael, suggesting that this leopard represents the Archangel
Michael who fights Satan (Pauline theology).

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4. The fourth beast was terrifying and broke everything into pieces and stamped
on the residue with its feet (4:19). It had ten horns on its head, and one horn
came up and made three of them fall. This horn had eyes and a mouth
boasting proudly. This horn made war on God's people and conquered them. I
believe the ten horns represent the Ten Commandments, the three that fall are
the Trinity and the one horn that boasts is Paul who sets up the church
institution that wages war on God's people and conquers them. Paul reforms
something similar to Jewish Law (and supports the Ten Commandments by the
implications of his teachings), which is in opposition to following Jesus. The
2664th name is Haman. In the book of Esther, Haman tries to exterminate the
Jews who represent followers of Jesus. Haman's activities are a parable about
Paul.

As an aside point, the fourth beast representing Paul appears to take the form
of a dinosaur (which became extinct due to an asteroid, much like that which is
threatened for us). It is interesting to note that birds evolved from small
dinosaurs that survived. These birds can be thought to represent angels, or
those who did not worship the golden image and survived.

In chapter 8, Daniel had a vision of a goat attacking a ram. The ram had two horns
(one longer and newer than the other), suggesting the first and second coming. The
goat in that case is Paul and his followers. At the height of his power, the goat’s horn
is broken (tradition has it that Paul was beheaded) and four horns came up pointing
in different directions. Paul wrote letters before the four Gospels were written, and
may have influenced the Gospel writers, especially on the subject of immorality (see
"Relationships" for more evidence). Out of one of these four horns, another smaller
horn came out (John wrote letters in addition to the Gospel according to John). This
little horn (all the letters after the Gospels) was responsible for causing true religion
to be thrown to the ground. The time period 2300 days is recorded, which represents
the last 1800 years.

Daniel 9:11 "All Israel broke your laws and refused to listen to what you said. We
sinned against you and so you brought on us the curses that are written in the Law
of Moses, your servant." This verse is 9/11, the date of the twin towers disaster
(which is also referred to in John 9:11 which talks about Siloam, and Luke 13:4
which talks about a tower falling there as described in "Parables and General
Issues"). The "curses" refer to Leviticus 26:14-46.

Chapter 11 is difficult to understand, but it describes what happened after Christ. The
"King of Syria" (or "King of the North" depending on the version of the Bible you
have) is Paul (whose real name was Saul). He is the "King of Syria" because he was
converted on the road to Damascus (the capital of Syria). The "King of the South"
represents Jesus and his followers (Bethlehem and Jerusalem are south of
Damascus). In modern times, followers of the Pauline faith are in the North (Europe,
America, Russia) and those who Jesus represents are mostly in the South
(especially Africa). "Egypt" seems to refer to general people/places which have
wealth; the links to Exodus mean that it represents those who oppress the poor.

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11:3 "And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do
according to his will. And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and
shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor
according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even
for others beside those." This refers to the ministry of Jesus, whose actions were
recorded in four Gospels. However, by the time that the four Gospels were included
in the New Testament, Pauline theology was established, and the letters of Paul
were included. In other words when there was a book with "four winds" in it, his
Kingdom had already been plucked up. This quote also suggests that Paul had some
influence over the Gospel writers.

The Revelation to John

I have mentioned in the chapter on "Life After Death" that my role parallels that of
John the Baptist. The book of Revelation describes the end time events which are
outlined more explicitly by this book. In other words, this book is much like another
Revelation to another "John".

Revelation stops just before 22:22 (the last verse is 22:21). The numbers 2, 22, 222
and 2222 is often highly relevant and I point this out in other chapters including
"About the Author". The last paragraph of Revelation is a warning against anyone
adding to the book (if they do then the plagues will happen to them). The fact that
Revelation stops at verse 22:21 implies that I have continued the book, starting at
verse 22:22.

Chapter 2 has already happened. 2:2 "Thou hast tried them who say they are
apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars." This is Paul and his followers. 2:4
"I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember
therefore from whence thou art fallen and repent, and do the first works; or else I will
come unto thee quickly and move thy candlestick out of its place, except thou
repent." In other words, people are not interpreting the commandments of Jesus
correctly, and we now need to repent and do what he originally taught. 2:9 "I know
the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews but are not and are the synagogue of
Satan." Jews cannot be Jews because they do not have a temple of sacrifices any
more. However, this comment really refers to the Pauline form of the Christian faith.
2:10 "Ye shall have tribulation ten days." - this may mean the time period 2008-2016
(using the previous calculation). 2:14 "Thou hast them there who hold to the doctrine
of Balaam". Balaam is a hybrid word of Baal and Islam. Baal was a false god in the
Old Testament. 2:15 "So hast thou also them that hold to the doctrine of the
Nicolaitanes" followers of St. Nicolas, or Santa (Satan).

3:16 "So then because thou art lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee
out of my mouth." Spewing out of his mouth refers to Jonah, who was sent to warn a
city of impending doom, but ran away to Spain instead. While on a boat, there was a
big storm, and he was thrown overboard. A whale swallowed him and spat him out
three days later. The whale is actually drawn on the map as the USA (below). The
parable of Jonah is described in the chapter about Old Testament Minor Prophets.

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Chapter 8 talks about the seventh seal being broken. The seven seals appear to
refer to the seven seas. The traditional seven seas were as follows and note there
are also seven oceans.

Adriatic Sea
Aegean Sea
Arabian Sea
Black Sea
Caspian Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Red Sea

The seas form the picture of a horse with wings. In chapter 6, riders appear on four
horses as four seals are broken. The first was a white horse who went to conquer.
The second was a red horse which brought war on the Earth. The third was a black
horse which held a pair of scales. The fourth horse was a pale horse whose rider
was named "Death and Hades". "Red" and "black" correspond to two of the named
seas.

At the end of chapter 8, there are seven trumpet blasts


from seven angels. I suggest that there is a picture of
one of them in Antarctica.

On each blast of the trumpet, there was a plague sent to


the Earth. There is mention of a large star, burning like a
torch, being dropped from the sky (8:10); an asteroid
impact. There is also mention of a five month period (9:6)
during which people will want to die. This is 119 years
(using the calculation 42 months=1000 years as above).
This same time period is mentioned in the story of Noah
(Genesis 7:24). The flood waters did not start going
down for 150 days. In other words, this time period starts
in 2039 and refers to the recovery period of the Earth
after the asteroid impact.

An aside point is given in 10.1; there was an angel with a rainbow on his head, and
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book proves that Christianity is genuine, there really is a Heaven (which is sweet in
the mouth) but people follow Paul when they should be following Jesus (this is the
bitter part). When John had eaten it, he was told in 10:11 "Once again you must
proclaim God's message about many nations, races, languages and kings."

Another aside point is given in 11:10 "The people on Earth will be happy because of
the death of these two. They will celebrate and send presents to each other,
because those two prophets brought much suffering upon the earth." The two
prophets are probably Jesus and the Holy Spirit, who "died" and people celebrated
their death at Christmas by sending presents to each other – Christmas itself is a
symptom of the death of the true faith.

Chapter 12 describes a woman giving birth to a son – this refers to the birth of Jesus.
The dragon that eats the son probably refers to Paul and his teachings. The chapter
goes on to describe how "Michael and his angels fought against the dragon who
fought back with his angels, but the dragon was defeated, and he and his angels
were not allowed to stay in heaven any longer. The huge dragon was thrown out –
that ancient serpent called the Devil or Satan, that deceived the whole world. He was
thrown down to earth and all his angels with him." Satan being "thrown down to
Earth" relates to the story of Adam and Eve who get thrown out of the Garden of
Eden, because it is their job to take on the roles of Jesus and Paul (Satan) for a new
Earth in a new Universe.

13:18 describes how Paul is given authority and false miracles to deceive the world.
It also gives the number of the beast (666 or 616), and clues are left all over creation
regarding this number. Principally the number refers to Solomon, but also to Paul
and Muhammad.

14:14 "And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the
cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a
golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle." You can also
see this on a map. It is on the East Coast of Russia; he is
riding a horse.

13:17 and 15:2: One (minor) interpretation of the "mark of the beast" is this. The
Mark of the Beast (Markov the Beast) is a mathematical modelling system called the
Hidden Markov Model, which will tell you (to a high degree of probability) that no
asteroid will hit the Earth. However, God works in such a way that it is impossible for
scientists to predict anything that he does. Scientists cannot predict accurately how
the rotation of an asteroid will affect the interaction with the gravitational forces of the
moon, Sun and the Earth. There may also be additional effects to cause it to change
its course. If you believe the scientists, then you have received the mark of the
beast. The number of the beast represents wisdom as described in the chapter
about Solomon. Science uses this type of conventional wisdom.

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In chapter 15, John sees those who have won victory over Paul. They were standing
by a sea of glass and had harps. In 15:5, he saw the temple in heaven open (New
Jerusalem). In chapter 16, there were seven final plagues. The seventh plague
caused a terrible earthquake. 16.18 "And there was a great earthquake such as was
not since men were upon the earth". The earthquake is caused by an asteroid
impact. This is accompanied by "huge hailstones each weighing as much as 50kg,
fell from the sky on people." (16:21).

In chapter 17, there is a woman riding a scarlet dragon (pictured above). The woman
is the body of water, and the head of the dragon is Quebec/Labrador. There are two
hands in front of the dragon – one is touching the dragon's lips. The other hand
points to an island. She is described as having a gold cup in her hand full of obscene
and filthy things. 17:5 says that "Upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery,
Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth." In fact
there is "Prince Charles" and "Air force" written on her forehead (these are the
Islands that are located there). The significance of this image is discussed in detail in
other chapters. Essentially, the whore is a representation of Paul as discussed in the
chapter about Elijah. North America devoutly worships and spreads the religion of St.
Paul while ignoring the teachings of Jesus. This is best summarised in Zechariah
5:5-11:

The Vision of the Woman in the Basket


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The angel appeared again and said, "Look! Something else is coming!"
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"What is it?" I asked.
He replied, "It is a basket, and it stands for the sin of the whole land."
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The basket had a lid made of lead. As I watched, the lid was raised, and there
in the basket sat a woman!
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The angel said, "This woman represents wickedness." Then he pushed her
down into the basket and put the lid back down.
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I looked up and saw two women flying towards me with powerful wings like
those of a stork. They picked up the basket and flew off with it.
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I asked the angel, "Where are they taking it?"
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He answered, "To Babylonia, where they will build a temple for it. When the
temple is finished, the basket will be placed there to be worshipped."

There is another parable that describes this woman. Rahab is a prostitute in Joshua
chapter 2 who helps some Israelite spies and is an ancestor of Jesus (Matthew 1:5).
Rahab is also a symbolic name for Egypt (Psalm 87:4, Psalm 89:10, Isaiah 51:9).
Egypt represents those who oppress the people who Jesus came to teach about (the

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poor, oppressed and outcasts), because the Egyptians oppressed the Israelites in
the Book of Exodus. Egypt therefore represents the Western Nations who oppress
the poor. Hence a prostitute (Rahab) represents Western countries including
America which has a picture of a prostitute drawn onto it.

Isaiah 51:9 contains a prophesy about Rahab and also refers to the dragon which is
also drawn onto America: "Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord;
awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut
Rahab, and wounded the dragon?"

Revelation 17:9: "The seven heads are the seven mountains on which the woman
sitteth" - there are seven continents in the world (Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Asia,
Europe, North America, and South America). The seven Kings are one for each
continent. Five are fallen (all except Africa, which has a picture of a fish drawn onto it
as shown in the chapter on "City Planning") and one is yet to come (Antarctica – the
coldest continent, representing an opposite to Hell, ie. a shift in the way the world
behaves). As described above, Antarctica looks like an angel blowing a trumpet.

In chapter 21, there was a new Heaven and a new Earth which contain the Holy City,
New Jerusalem. 21:3-4 "Now God's home is with human beings! He will live with
them, and they shall be his people. God himself shall be with them, and he will be
their God. He will wipe away all the tears from their eyes. There will be no more
death, no more grief or crying or pain. The old things have disappeared."

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St Paul

Paul Jesus

These are two pictures from the Introduction to this book. It is often said that
Jesus founded the religion and Paul founded the Church. That is correct, but
there is much more to this statement than you might think. Jesus was against
all traditions and his ministry focused on the disadvantaged and outcasts to
society. Paul did not teach this. In fact, Paul did not teach people to follow
Jesus. False teaching has been around since the very beginning of the faith.
Now that we know the truth we can go back to how we should be. I am now
going to make a critical analysis of Paul's teachings using the words of Jesus
and the clues left by God. I would like to start by mentioning a few things:

1. Paul advocates payment for priests.

2. Paul sets up the church system.

3. Paul was not an eyewitness of Jesus – he only heard a voice.

4. Philemon is completely useless – it is the only book in the Bible that


very obviously has no purpose.

5. Paul's real name is Saul. In the 1st book of Samuel, Saul pursues
David and tries to kill him. David was born in Bethlehem like Jesus.

6. There are things he says that are obviously not in line with following
Jesus, for example, 1 Corinthians 5:4-5 "As you meet together, and I
meet with you in my spirit, by the power of our Lord Jesus present with
us, you are to hand this man over to Satan for his body to be destroyed,
so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord."

7. There were weird miracles done through Paul (his used handkerchiefs
made people better).

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8. St Paul's cathedral burned down in 1666, which includes "666" - Paul's
teachings use conventional wisdom rather than spiritual guidance from
Jesus.

9. He is represented by the 2nd and 4th beasts of Daniel in addition to


being the 3000th name in the Bible (a parable that relates to Satan
being let loose after a thousand years - Revelation 20:3). The 666th
place in the Bible is Syria. Paul was on the road to Damascus when he
received his vision.

10. Just after his 'conversion', he was in the house of Judas (Acts 9:11).
The name 'Judas' represents betrayal of Jesus.

Here is a simple observation: You only need the Gospel message to follow
Jesus. If you follow any other part of the Bible then this is following someone
other than Jesus. The other parts of the Bible certainly have their uses, but
they are not for following.

Another observation: It would have been better if all the apostles had been
eyewitnesses of Jesus because they were in a better position to teach. Why
was Paul called? Jesus said that Peter was the rock on which he would build
his church; Jesus made no mention of Paul in the Gospels.

Satan is an extremely intelligent evil force that can only be identified through
analysis using the words of Jesus. For example, you can see that these three
people (Moses, Paul and Muhammad) were clearly influenced by Satan:

Moses Leviticus 24:13-14 The Lord said to Moses, "Take that man out of the
camp. Everyone who heard him curse shall put his hands on the man's head
to testify that he is guilty, and then the whole community shall stone him to
death.

Paul Corinthians 5:4-5 "As you meet together, and I meet with you in my
spirit, by the power of our Lord Jesus present with us, you are to hand this
man over to Satan for his body to be destroyed, so that his spirit may be
saved in the Day of the Lord."

Muhammad The Cow (2.191): "Kill them wherever you encounter them, and
drive them out from where they drove you out, for persecution is more
serious than killing".

Compare these to the words of Jesus:

Jesus John 8:7: As they stood there asking him questions, he straightened
himself up and said to them, "Whichever one of you has committed no sin
may throw the first stone at her."

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A possible reason for Satanic influence on commandments in the Bible is as
follows: Moses and his followers spent a lot of time killing people and taking
their land, much like the European Nations after the death of Christ to form
their empires. Both were given pointless laws to follow by Satan (through
Moses and Paul respectively):

Jeremiah 7:22
I gave your ancestors no commandments about burnt offerings or any
other kinds of sacrifices, when I brought them out of Egypt.

Ezekiel 20:25
Then I gave them laws that are not good and commands that do not
bring life. I let them defile themselves with their own offerings, and I let
them sacrifice their own firstborn sons. This was to punish them and
show them that I am the Lord.

A more detailed analysis of the purpose of Satan is described in another


chapter.

What is false teaching? This is an essential question to ask. False teaching


is anything that tells us how to live in a way that contradicts with how Jesus
teaches us how to live. Additionally, false teaching is that which supports
false teaching or allows others to teach falsely, for example:

1 John 4:2 "This is how you will be able to know whether it is God's Spirit:
anyone who acknowledges that Jesus Christ came as a human being has the
Spirit who comes from God." - is false because anyone can say that, and
then teach whatever they like.

1 John 2:4 "Those who say that they know him, but do not obey his
commands, are liars and there is no truth in them." - is the correct test but
someone like Paul can still give the appearance of following his
commandments, then teach people to do other things (like set up church
traditions).

The teachings of Paul are false because they tell us how to live and they are
different from how Jesus teaches us how to live. However, the Book of Daniel
is not false teaching, because it does not tell us how to live and it doesn't
allow false teaching or support it.

Another classification of teaching is irrelevant teaching; that which doesn't


teach anything at all. Philemon comes under this category. Irrelevant
teaching can drown out true teaching and for this reason it should be
discounted.

Another classification of teaching is interpreting God's word and a related


concept identifying communication from God. That is what some of this book
does. Interpretations can be either (a) true, (b) false or (c) irrelevant. In my

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experience, true interpretations have inbuilt proof to show that they are true,
and they correspond with the words of Jesus in relation to how society is
shaped. It is possible that the Bible could adopt different interpretations at
different points in time depending on how society is shaped. Irrelevant
interpretations drown out true ones. For example, the fact that many people
have been predicting the time of the end with no basis whatsoever has made
people apathetic. Many of the apostle's letters contain interpretations that do
not appear to have meaning or relevance, eg. James 2:25, James 5:17.

False teaching can be very subtle – it can consist of omissions of important


things, incorrect emphasis of less important things, inventing religious
terminology that has no real meaning or is misleading, essentially anything
that deviates from the teaching of Jesus in such a way to encourage people
not to follow him. One example is that Paul omits to mention the 1st
commandment of Jesus (love the Lord with all your heart, strength, mind and
spirit) because using "all your strength" contradicts with Pauline "grace" - a
word to which he assigns the following meaning:

Grace (definition according to Pauline theology): (1) God sent Jesus to die
(2) His sacrifice removes your sin. (3) It's a free gift; you don't have to do
anything about it except believe it happened, because he died on the cross
and rose from the dead.

Paul does mention in his letters that you should follow Jesus (although he
also tells people to imitate himself because he imitates Christ), but because
he teaches "grace" it is very misleading. That is why his teaching is hard to
identify as false, because he does mention the truth, but in the context of
subtly misleading statements. The overall effect is to encourage people to
think that they don't need to follow Jesus in the sense of actually doing all the
things he said.

It's as if Jesus came with detailed instructions on how to build a house, and
then Paul said that Jesus had already built it, so you don't have to.

Here is an example of Paul's false teaching:

Paul says "The elders who do good work as leaders should be considered
worthy of receiving double pay, especially those who work hard at preaching
and teaching." - 1 Tim 5:17.

Jesus says give up what you have and follow him in verses like Luke 14:33,
Mark 10:21, Luke 18:22, Matthew 19:21 and Luke 12:33. A paid priest cannot
teach people to follow what Jesus says in these verses because it would be
hypocritical – consequentially priests lean towards Paul and so propagate
Pauline theology.

Paul also creates church traditions, after Jesus denounced existing teachers
of the Law as hypocrites, and identified people wearing fancy clothes as

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living in palaces (a perfect description of the modern day cathedral).

Here is another example of false teaching from Paul

1 Corinthians 14:33-38
"As in all the churches of God's people, 34 the women should keep quiet
in the meetings. They are not allowed to speak; as the Jewish Law
says, they must not be in charge. 35 If they want to find out about
something, they should ask their husbands at home. It is a disgraceful
thing for a woman to speak in church.
36
Or could it be that the word of God came from you? Or are you the
only ones to whom it came? 37 If anyone supposes he is God's
messenger or has a spiritual gift, he must realize that what I am writing
to you is the Lord's command. 38 But if he does not pay attention to this,
pay no attention to him."

So after oppressing women he then states that he is the supreme authority


on the teachings of Jesus! Yet Jesus was quite happy to talk with a
Samaritan woman and associate with a prostitute.

Here is another example of a teaching from Paul that is false.

Paul treats Jesus as an idol of forgiveness - a replacement for animal


sacrifices. This is his "grace" according to Paul which is defined above. For
example:

Romans 3:21-26
How We are Put Right with God
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But now God's way of putting people right with himself has been
revealed. It has nothing to do with law, even though the Law of Moses
and the prophets gave their witness to it. 22 God puts people right
through their faith in Jesus Christ. God does this to all who believe in
Christ, because there is no difference at all: everyone has sinned and is
far away from God's saving presence. 24 But by the free gift of God's
grace all are put right with him through Christ Jesus, who sets them
free. 25-26 God offered him, so that by his blood he should become the
means by which people's sins are forgiven through their faith in him.
God did this in order to demonstrate that he is righteous. In the past he
was patient and overlooked people's sins; but in the present time he
deals with their sins, in order to demonstrate his righteousness. In this
way God shows that he himself is righteous and that he puts right
everyone who believes in Jesus.

Romans 6:5-10
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For since we have become one with him in dying as he did, in the
same way we shall be one with him by being raised to life as he was. 6
And we know that our old being has been put to death with Christ on
his cross, in order that the power of the sinful self might be destroyed,

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so that we should no longer be the slaves of sin. 7 For when people die,
they are set free from the power of sin. 8 Since we have died with
Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that
Christ has been raised from death and will never die again — death will
no longer rule over him. 10 And so, because he died, sin has no power
over him; and now he lives his life in fellowship with God.

Romans 8:31-35
God's Love in Christ Jesus
31
In view of all this, what can we say? If God is for us, who can be
against us? 32 Certainly not God, who did not even keep back his own
Son, but offered him for us all! He gave us his Son — will he not also
freely give us all things? 33 Who will accuse God's chosen people? God
himself declares them not guilty! 34 Who, then, will condemn them? Not
Christ Jesus, who died, or rather, who was raised to life and is at the
right-hand side of God, pleading with him for us! 35 Who, then, can
separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble do it, or hardship or
persecution or hunger or poverty or danger or death?

So are these people also dying to put us right with God?


"http://www.wdm.org.uk/deathcounter/" This website shows a live update on
child deaths from poverty. Jesus came as a representative of the poor and
those who bear the sins of others. (eg. he says if you give a drink to the least
person, then you give it to him). People like those in this link are dying
because of the sins of rich Western nations - they are taking on the role of
Jesus. Jesus is not an idol of forgiveness - he was teaching what happens to
people who bear the sins of others. If you believe your sins vanish, which is
the implication of Paul's teaching, then there is no reason to follow Jesus -
consequently the poor continue to suffer. Note that Jesus does forgive sins,
but he doesn't use forgiveness to imply that people don't need to follow him.

Jesus says:

Matthew 7:21-23
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"Not everyone who calls me 'Lord, Lord' will enter the Kingdom of
heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them
to do. 22 When Judgement Day comes, many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord!
In your name we spoke God's message, by your name we drove out
many demons and performed many miracles!' 23 Then I will say to them,
'I never knew you. Get away from me, you wicked people!'

And he says:

Matthew 7:13-14
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"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate to hell is wide and
the road that leads to it is easy, and there are many who travel it. 14 But
the gate to life is narrow and the way that leads to it is hard, and there
are few people who find it.

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And Jesus insists that people should follow him (Matthew 16:24, Matthew
19:21, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23, Luke 18:22, John 12:26), in other words do
what he teaches.

Paul's false teaching is extremely difficult to identify because

1. He constantly asserts himself as a specially chosen apostle of Christ


2. He continually tells people not to judge and to "accept his foolishness"
3. He goes to great lengths to make himself appear harmless
4. He repeatedly insists that he is not lying
5. He constantly warns against false teaching
6. He uses many different keywords and phrases things very eloquently
7. He was actually a forerunner in spreading the Gospel! But how clever
of Satan to put an inside man into the heart of the process.
8. Paul talks about Satan as an enemy
9. Paul claims he imitates Jesus
10. Paul's letters contain end times prophecy, so people look elsewhere
(not at him) as the source of the end, because he is seen as an
authority on the subject.
11. His letters are in the New Testament itself forming part of the scripture.
12. Paul emphasizes his own suffering and martyrdom to give his teaching
further credence.
13. Paul is labelled as a Saint
14. He condemns those who preach a gospel message different from the
one that "they" (he) preaches eg. In Galatians 1:8.
15. He continually denounces the Law but subtly introduces a new one
16. He asserts that he is the least apostle and the least of all people (this is
what Jesus says you have to be in order to be the greatest. Eg.
Ephesians 3:8 "I am less than the least of all God's people." - He is
saying that he is greater than Jesus in the Kingdom of Heaven)
17. All of Paul's greetings at the ends of his letters to many people make
him sound very popular. People gravitate towards popular people, even
if Paul might not actually have been as popular as he makes out!

His defensiveness is telling in itself. The Koran uses similar methods to


defend itself; it constantly says that Satan is the sworn enemy of Muslims,
thus disguising the fact that Satan had actually written it. Paul's letters are
consistent in style and nature. There are many of them, and compete with the
Gospels for attention.

Paul's letters consist mostly of

1. Faith in Jesus (without addressing what faith means) and discussions


on Jewish Law
2. Instructions for church institutions (this goes against Jesus)
3. Marriage/immorality
4. Rhetoric (his style of writing became accepted as the norm)
5. End times prophecy (his letters are self-fulfilling prophecy)

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 In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Paul is talking about himself as the
"wicked one" who comes with many miracles by the power of
Satan (Satan withdrew evil spirits when a handkerchief of Paul
was brought to a sick person without having to instruct the spirit to
leave in the name of Jesus – note that one evil spirit said "I know
Paul and I know Jesus, but who are you?" - Acts 19:15). The evil
spirits knew Paul, and must have known that they should leave a
person if it made Paul look like a man of God.

 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (the "outward form" of the faith) was established


by him in Corinth.

Paul's main focus is on Christ as a replacement for animal sacrifice (he


doesn't do Christ justice in his letters, and treats him as an idol of forgiveness
rather than a teacher) – he says himself that he "made up my mind to forget
everything except Jesus Christ and especially his death on the cross" yet he
mentions Christ only as an object or concept not as a person. Paul teaches
his own theology completely independently of Jesus. Jesus hardly mentions
the things that Paul talks about; his emphasis is on helping the sick, poor and
disadvantaged people who are around him and teaching others to do the
same. Paul's focus is not on the poor; he rarely mentions them. He views the
teachings of Jesus as fulfilling the whole Law (ie. a different way of saying
the Ten Commandments).

His phrases and keywords are misleading because they are not explained,
eg.

1. Accepting God through the Spirit


2. The glory of God
3. The grace of Jesus ("grace" is interpreted to mean that you don't have
to do what he says)
4. Holiness (only picture perfect people are acceptable – what about the
tax collectors and prostitutes?)

This is extremely damaging to the Gospel. In the absence of clear


explanation, people have had to invent meanings for all of Paul's phrases.
Some people interpret them differently, leading to denominations and cults.
Mostly they are just used as blanket phrases – a kind of comfort zone that
people can exist within; as long as the right language is used then
understanding what is said is less important. The work involved in
interpreting Paul's keywords and phrases in itself takes you away from
Jesus. Romans is a difficult book to read – so if you've spent a lot of hard
work on something then there is a tendency to assume it must be right,
otherwise what was all that hard work for? Some people might not bother
with it at all, but just accept other peoples' interpretations of it (ie. priests,
who depend on Paul for their wage).

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It is a well known fact that interpersonal communication is only about 8%
content - the rest is delivery, confidence, body language, intonation and
emphasis. As long as someone like Paul looked convincing then people
would accept whatever he said, particularly as miracles were performed
through him. In turn, he spawned many other people who know how to say
the right keywords in the right way to sound convincing. Thus the Christian
religion became based on a series of key phrases rather than on substance
and understanding, resulting in a rule/tradition based system rather than a
group of disciples following Jesus.

Philemon – the one book that is very obviously of no use to us

From Paul, a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus, and from our brother
Timothy — To our friend and fellow-worker Philemon, and the church that
meets in your house, and our sister Apphia, and our fellow-soldier Archippus:
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
[Dear Philemon...]

Brother Philemon, every time I pray, I mention you and give thanks to my
God. For I hear of your love for all God's people and the faith you have in the
Lord Jesus. My prayer is that our fellowship with you as believers will bring
about a deeper understanding of every blessing which we have in our life in
union with Christ. Your love, dear brother, has brought me great joy and
much encouragement! You have cheered the hearts of all God's people. [I
like you, Philemon]

For this reason I could be bold enough, as your brother in Christ, to order you
to do what should be done. But because I love you, I make a request instead.
I do this even though I am Paul, the ambassador of Christ Jesus, and at
present also a prisoner for his sake. So I make a request to you on behalf of
Onesimus, who is my own son in Christ; for while in prison I have become his
spiritual father. At one time he was of no use to you, but now he is useful.
The Greek name Onesimus means "useful" both to you and to me. [There's a
man, called Onesimus...]

I am sending him back to you now, and with him goes my heart. I would like
to keep him here with me, while I am in prison for the gospel's sake, so that
he could help me in your place. However, I do not want to force you to help
me; rather, I would like you to do it of your own free will. So I will not do
anything unless you agree. It may be that Onesimus was away from you for a
short time so that you might have him back for all time. And now he is not just
a slave, but much more than a slave: he is a dear brother in Christ. How
much he means to me! And how much more he will mean to you, both as a
slave and as a brother in the Lord! [...and I'm sending him to you, into
slavery]

So, if you think of me as your partner, welcome him back just as you would
welcome me. If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it

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to my account. Here, I will write this with my own hand: I, Paul, will pay you
back. (I should not have to remind you, of course, that you owe your very self
to me.) So, my brother, please do me this favour for the Lord's sake; as a
brother in Christ, cheer me up! I am sure, as I write this, that you will do what
I ask — in fact I know that you will do even more. At the same time, get a
room ready for me, because I hope that God will answer the prayers of all of
you and give me back to you. [do you have a spare room?]

Epaphras, who is in prison with me for the sake of Christ Jesus, sends you
his greetings, and so do my fellow-workers Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and
Luke. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. [Bye for now,
Paul]

Perhaps the only thing that can be gained from this letter is to note Paul's
eagerness to send a free man back into slavery.

Romans is the "Gold Standard" of Paul's teaching. I'm not going to copy and
paste the whole thing, but I will summarise it here:

1:1-8 Hello!
1:8-15 I'd like to come to Rome
1:16-17 The Gospel is great!
1:18-23 The ungodly are scheduled for punishment
1:24-32 God has given foolish people to Satan
2:1-16 Don't judge people
2:17-29 Jews are hypocritical
3:1-19 No one's perfect!
3:21-31 Free in Christ Jesus (vs. 24) but "we uphold the Law" (vs 31)
4:1-25 Abraham as an example of someone with faith
5:1-11 We are put right with God through Christ
5:12-21 Adam committed the original sin, Jesus took it away
6:1-14 We are put right with God through Christ; don't sin
6:15-23 Don't sin; the wages of sin is death
7:1-6 Free from the Law, like a woman whose husband died
7:7-25 Sin rhetoric (without actually saying what sin is)
8:1-17 The Spirit
8:18-30 The future glory!
8:31-39 Nothing can separate us from the love of God
9:1-29 God does what he wants
The Gentiles are condemned because their devotion is not
9:30-10:4 based on true knowledge (who wrote that letter to them about
food restrictions in Acts 15?)
10:5-21 Faith versus Law
11:1-12 Jewish rejection of Christianity
11:13-32 Jewish and Gentile acceptance of Christianity
11:33-36 God is very mysterious!

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12:1-21 Be a nice person
13:1-7 Obey your authorities
The 2 laws of Jesus are the 10 commandments in compact
13:8-14
form!
14:1-12 Don't judge people
14:13-23 A discussion about food
15:1-6 Help your fellow Christians
15:7-13 Be accepting
15:14-21 I go to all kinds of places to teach
15:22-33 I'd like to come to Rome
16:1:23 Hello to everyone
16:25-27 Bye for now

Many parts of this are irrelevant to us and can be ignored, namely his
greetings and planned trips (about 3 chapters of text). Much of his letter is
rhetoric (text with little meaning or importance) like Jews versus Christians –
it isn't relevant because all people are equal under the sight of God (this is
his main point, but it goes on and on). In fact, his letters are a difficult read,
mostly because you have to wade through a lot of text to get to a meaning
that could be written much more concisely.

Paul's main emphases in Romans are

1. Faith in Christ (but not in terms of needing faith to follow his teachings)
2. The Jewish Law versus faith
3. Don't judge
4. Be nice, helpful and obedient to authorities

Paul does not quote from the Gospels; he is offering a different (much more
Jewish) theology, but it is difficult to see unless you look at some major
omissions:

1. The poor aren't mentioned.


2. The words of Jesus are not quoted.

Romans 3:7-8 "But what if my untruth serves God's glory by making his truth
stand out more clearly? Why should I still be condemned as a sinner? Why
not say, then, 'Let us do evil so that good may come?' Some people, indeed,
have insulted me by accusing me of saying this very thing! They will be
condemned, as they should be." Paul sets himself up as "The Authority" on
God, and says that anyone who questions his teaching will be condemned.
Paul has two large sections on "not judging" in Romans. Essentially he is
giving himself blanket authority to write whatever without being questioned
about it. His letters were the earliest Christian writings, and therefore had
influence over many other people, even those who were eye witnesses of
Jesus. He continually asserts that he is a chosen apostle of Christ (his vision
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"tongues" that he speaks).

Paul wrote 13 epistles in total. In his other epistles a major emphasis is the
setting up of church traditions. Paul was the source of the church and the
inclusion of his letters in the New Testament made the matter fixed. Jesus
said nothing about church traditions; he condemned the Pharisees for that
very thing. In fact the only institution he set up was Holy Communion (a
simple bread and wine tradition), and one purpose of that was to show that
the church was in fact doing the wrong thing (see the chapter on Joseph).

One thing that should strike you when you start reading Romans is this. In
1:18-32 Paul says how bad everyone is, condemning them for their
immorality and so on (note that at the time the Jews did not have the benefit
of teaching from Jesus, so on what basis did he judge them?). Then just
afterwards in 2:1 he says "Do you, my friend, pass judgement on others?"

So he spends half a chapter judging others, then condemns others for


judging. Most of the judging he does is for sexual immorality, yet Jesus
doesn't seem especially bothered about that given his friendship with Mary
Magdalene and also says that the prostitutes and tax collectors are going to
the Kingdom ahead of those he was teaching. The teachings of Jesus are
focused on helping the poor and outcasts to society.

Matthew 21:28-32
The Parable of the Two Sons
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"Now, what do you think? There was once a man who had two sons.
He went to the elder one and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard
today.' 29 'I don't want to,' he answered, but later he changed his mind
and went. 30 Then the father went to the other son and said the same
thing. 'Yes, sir,' he answered, but he did not go. 31 Which one of the two
did what his father wanted?"
"The elder one," they answered.
So Jesus said to them, "I tell you: the tax collectors and the prostitutes
are going into the Kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John the
Baptist came to you showing you the right path to take, and you would
not believe him; but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him.
Even when you saw this, you did not later change your minds and
believe him.

Another thing that stands out is this paragraph:

Romans 7:18-20
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I know that good does not live in me — that is, in my human nature.
For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. 19
I don't do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want
to do. 20 If I do what I don't want to do, this means that I am no longer
the one who does it; instead, it is the sin that lives in me.

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In other words, he is saying that because his intentions are good then if he
does something sinful then it isn't really his fault, but something separate
from him that lives inside him (as if sin is a free living organism). Sin is what
people choose to do that goes against the teachings of Jesus - people have
free will and we can't attribute our choices to sin itself.

A related verse is this one:

Romans 12:3
"judge yourselves according to the amount of faith that God has given
you." It isn't up to God to give us faith – it is up to us to do what Jesus
said and to have faith in order to be able to do it.

Romans 14:1-12 is all about faith and dietary restrictions. Faith has nothing
to do with dietary restrictions. Faith is knowing that what Jesus says is true,
so you really can do what he says without worrying about where your food,
clothing etc. are coming from.

Romans 3:1-4
1
Have the Jews then any advantage over the Gentiles? Or is there any
value in being circumcised? 2 Much, indeed, in every way! In the first
place, God trusted his message to the Jews. 3 But what if some of them
were not faithful? Does this mean that God will not be faithful? 4
Certainly not! God must be true, even though every human being is a
liar. As the scripture says,
"You must be shown to be right when you speak;
you must win your case when you are being tried."

So according to Paul then his own letters are invalid - there is no advantage
in being circumcised.

Romans 5:6-11
6
For when we were still helpless, Christ died for the wicked at the time
that God chose. 7 It is a difficult thing for someone to die for a righteous
person. It may even be that someone might dare to die for a good
person. 8 But God has shown us how much he loves us — it was while
we were still sinners that Christ died for us! 9 By his blood we are now
put right with God; how much more, then, will we be saved by him from
God's anger! 10 We were God's enemies, but he made us his friends
through the death of his Son. Now that we are God's friends, how much
more will we be saved by Christ's life! 11 But that is not all; we rejoice
because of what God has done through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has
now made us God's friends.

The underlined text goes against the Old Testament prophecies. God has
given us the truth and put a lot of effort into it; surely then not following Jesus
would warrant more anger not less?

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Romans 6:19
I use everyday language because of the weakness of your natural
selves.

Paul does not use everyday language, far from it. This verse also highlights
Paul's superior attitude.

Romans 9:16
So then, everything depends, not on what human beings want or do,
but only on God's mercy.

This is misleading. Humans are given free will by God. We can choose to
follow Jesus, or not to follow Jesus. God arranges the Universe across time
according to what we choose to do.

Romans 13:1-6
1
Everyone must obey the state authorities, because no authority exists
without God's permission, and the existing authorities have been put
there by God. 2 Whoever opposes the existing authority opposes what
God has ordered; and anyone who does so will bring judgement on
himself. 3 For rulers are not to be feared by those who do good, but by
those who do evil. Would you like to be unafraid of those in authority?
Then do what is good, and they will praise you, 4 because they are
God's servants working for your own good. But if you do evil, then be
afraid of them, because their power to punish is real. They are God's
servants and carry out God's punishment on those who do evil. 5 For
this reason you must obey the authorities — not just because of God's
punishment, but also as a matter of conscience. 6 That is also why you
pay taxes, because the authorities are working for God when they fulfill
their duties. Pay, then, what you owe them; pay them your personal
and property taxes, and show respect and honour for them all.

By contrast, in Mark 8:15, Jesus says "Be on your guard against the yeast of
the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod." The Pharisees represent priests and
Herod represents rulers and governments.

Authorities are put their either by voters (who tend to vote selfishly) or by
dictators, neither of which have anything to do with following Jesus. Jesus
does say in Luke 20:25 "pay the Emperor what belongs to the Emperor, and
pay God what belongs to God", but in his other teachings Jesus tells people
essentially to stay out of the taxation system in the first place (Matthew 6:31
"So do not start worrying: 'Where will my food come from? or my drink? or my
clothes?'"; Matthew 10:10 "do not carry a beggar's bag for the journey or an
extra shirt or shoes or a stick. Workers should be given what they need."). In
other words, the Emperor and his taxation system don't have anything to do
with God, so it really was a trick question that the teachers of the Law asked.
Most people lean towards paying the Emperor, but then not paying God (this
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strength, heart, body and soul).

In Matthew 17:24-26, Jesus tells a parable about taxes: "When Peter went
into the house, Jesus spoke up first, 'Simon, what is your opinion? Who pays
duties or taxes to the kings of this world? The citizens of the country or the
foreigners?'
'The foreigners,' answered Peter.
'Well, then,' replied Jesus, 'that means that the citizens don't have to pay.' "

Following Jesus keeps us out of the taxation system because we are not
earning; therefore citizens (of the Kingdom of God) do not have to pay taxes.

I will give an example of where it goes wrong for a modern Christian. An


average Christian might work for a bank. The majority of their time is spent in
finance. The infrastructure of society is set up by a minority of very rich
people to make as much money as possible while spending the least - this
means that the poor are oppressed (in sweat shops etc. all over the world). In
working for a bank, the employed Christian does much to support this (loans
to the companies involved etc.). They are then paid (of which 1/3 goes in
taxes, funding wars etc.). Out of their pay comes a car, mortgage etc. The
car burns petrol (over which wars are fought) and cost a fortune and needs
replacing after 5 years. The remaining money is divided between the church
and charitable giving. Money that goes to the church is spent on the church
building and ministerial wage. The minister is employed to do baptisms,
weddings, funerals and church services (singing hymns, praying and
collecting money). The poor do not see any of this money. So the only part of
the life of this average Christian that involves following Jesus is the charitable
giving and possibly some voluntary work. This is a relatively small part of
their contribution to society, even though it might feel like a big contribution –
their main contribution is towards the bank and taxation. In other words, this
means that for every 100 Christians, there is perhaps one foreign aid worker
who uses the money generated by them to do good work in 3rd world
countries. So instead of a self-sacrificial lifestyle, the church system is set up
so that perhaps 1% of Christian productivity goes to where it is needed the
most.

I'll put some guesstimate figures on it, out of the total productivity of this
Christian:

35-40%: advancing the priorities of the bank


15%: taxes (advancing the priorities of the government including war)
15%: mortgage
15%: transport (car)
10%: other costs (food, clothes)
5%: church and charitable giving
0-5%: voluntary work

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If you follow Jesus, you sell your possessions and give to the poor. You
follow him instead of advancing the priorities of non-Christian organisations.
The church does nothing to address this, because it is part of the capitalist
system itself (it requires money to finance the church building and ministerial
wage). It also promotes singing hymns as an "alternative" to following Jesus.
These problems stem from the acceptance of the letters of Paul. The church
has actually arisen from oppression of the poor; English cathedrals were built
by people poorer than average modern day Africans, yet they were also
required to give 10% of their income; by contrast, the priest was often the
second eldest son of the local landowner.

Romans 16:19
"Everyone has heard of your loyalty to the gospel, and for this reason I
am happy about you. I want you to be wise about what is good, but
innocent in what is evil."

You have to know about evil in order to avoid it.

1 Corinthians

The Corinthians were a mirror of the modern day church. They had a strong
economy, idols, a theatre, a fractured church and "immorality". Paul sent
them a letter to address these issues. I'm going to summarise it like I did with
Romans. This time I have colour coded it so that red are the things that are
incorrect or against Jesus, blue are things of no relevance, and in black are
the things that are not as contentious or that people will argue about
(probably because they correspond to the teachings of Jesus, but their
emphasis will be very different). Again the poor are not mentioned.

1:1-9 Hello
1:10-17 I hear that the church is divided
1:18-31 Some people don't believe us when we talk about Christ!
2:1-15 We don't speak for ourselves, but through the Spirit
2:16 God is very mysterious!
3:1-23 Don't be divided, be a part of the body of Christ
4:1-13 Its a hard life
4:14-21 Timothy is coming to see you and I'd like to see you soon
5:1-13 I hear there is immorality in the church!
6:1-11 Don't use the legal system with fellow Christians
6:12-20 Avoid immorality
7:1-16 Marriage should be avoided, but if you must then it's not sin
7:17-24 Don't try to change your life just because God called you!
7:25-40 Remaining unmarried is best I think
8:1-13 Food restrictions
9:1-27 Paul defends his ministry
10:1-32 Don't use idols

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11:1-16 The importance of head covering
11:17-34 The Lord's Supper
12:1-11 The gifts of the Holy Spirit
12:12-31 The body of Christ
13:1-13 Paul's definition of love (the emotion)
Paul talks about strange tongues (demonic possession) and
14:1-25
gifts of the spirit
14:26-39 Paul describes how tongues should be interpreted/listened to
15:1-58 Resurrection
16:1-4 Financial rules for the church
16:5-12 I'll come and see you soon
16:16-24 Greetings to several people, and bye for now.

Any "rule" that Paul invents is wrong by default. The fact that his letters were
made scripture means that Paul is "God's chosen King", which is how David
describes Saul in the First Book of Samuel. Paul's real name was Saul. Note
that Paul only became the "King" because the people asked for him, just like
they did for Saul – his letters were popular, and he won the popular vote to
the extent that they were later included in the New Testament. Just because
someone is popular doesn't mean that they are right!

David never dreamed of killing God's chosen King, much like Christians have
never dreamed of removing Paul's letters from the Bible (even though Saul
persecuted David for no reason). However, Saul does die in battle (of
Armageddon) and David assumes the throne.

One verse in particular stands out – 2:16 "As the scripture says: 'Who knows
the mind of the Lord? Who is able to give him advice?' We, however, have
the mind of Christ."

This makes the reader feel good, and increases the popularity of Paul's
letters.

1 Corinthians 3:11 "For God has already placed Jesus Christ as the one and
only foundation, and no other foundation can be laid." So what are Paul's
letters doing in the scripture?

1 Corinthians 6:15 "You know that your bodies are parts of the body of
Christ. Shall I take a part of Christ's body and make it part of the body of a
prostitute? Impossible!"

As I mentioned earlier, Jesus came to help the poor and outcasts to society.

1 Corinthians 11:1 "Imitate me, then, just as I imitate Christ."

Paul claims to imitate Christ, then tells people to follow himself. This is
completely different from telling people to follow Jesus.

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2 Corinthians

Again, blue is that which is irrelevant and red is that which is wrong.

1:1-11 Hello and thanksgiving to God


1:12-2:4 Paul's plans
2:5-2:11 Forgiveness
2:12:14 Paul's plans
2:14-17 Spreading knowledge of Christ
3:1-3:18 The Law gives death but the Spirit gives life
Rhetoric about the life/death of Jesus being within out mortal
4:1-15
bodies
4:16-18 Fixing attention on spiritual awareness
5:1-10 The afterlife
5:11-21 Rhetoric about life in Christ
6:1-13 Look at everything that we have suffered!
6:14-18 Have nothing to do with unbelievers
7:1-16 Joy and sadness
8:1-15 Christian giving
8:16-24 Paul's plans
9:1-15 Help other Christians
10:1-17 Defends his ministry
Paul condemns "false apostles" (implying that he is not one
11:1-15
himself)
11:16-33 Paul's suffering as an apostle
12:1-10 Paul's visions
Paul assures the Corinthians he is acting in their best
12:11-21
interests.
13:1-13 I'll come and see you soon – make sure you are up to scratch.

2:10-11 "I do it in Christ's presence because of you, in order to keep Satan


from getting the upper hand of us; for we all know what his plans are." Do
we? Paul says things like this without explaining them. If he had said
something like "Satan plans to put someone in the group of apostles as a
false teacher and lead to the time of the end" then we would have been much
clearer on what his plans were.

3:16 "His veil was removed when he turned to the Lord" - Paul does nothing
to remove any veil. In fact he puts a veil over the teaching of Jesus and
replaces "helping the poor" with endless waffle. A lot of his text says nothing
at all and he is very skilled in doing this. He invents many phrases to do with
the Spirit and Christ; these phrases become meaningless when they are
analysed properly.

For example 2 Corinthians 3:14-18: "Their minds, indeed, were closed; and
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books of the old covenant. The veil is removed only when a person is joined
to Christ. Even today, whenever they read the Law of Moses, the veil still
covers their minds. But it can be removed, as the scripture says about
Moses: "His veil was removed when he turned to the Lord." Now, "the Lord"
in this passage is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is present, there
is freedom. All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces;
and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us
into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory."

Here's a break down of what he says:

Closed minded people don't understand things properly (he complements the
reader for their great understanding of his waffle). You only understand when
you are "joined to Christ". "Joined" is the wrong word. You don't "join" to
Christ you follow him. Paul defines the Lord as being the Spirit, which he
then does not go on to talk about. In other words according to Paul you must
be "joined" to something that is invisible and undefined in his letters. When
you achieve this state then you are free and the Spirit will go on to transform
you into the likeness of Jesus.

Paul's paragraph should really be written like this: Follow Jesus. Follow his
commandments. Don't worry about the Spirit (if He wants to communicate,
then He will).

2 Corinthians 8:13-14 talks about Christian giving "I am not trying to relieve
others by putting a burden on you; but since you have plenty at this time, it is
only fair that you should help those who are in need. Then, when you are in
need and they have plenty, they will help you. In this way both are treated
equally." There are two words here that I don't like (1) "burden" and (2) "it is
only fair" which reads as "giving is burdensome, but it is only fair to do it".
Love your neighbour as you love yourself! This is actually how we should
give thanks to God, not through words and language as Paul teaches; God
was not establishing a business-like environment where he is "The Boss" and
everyone else just has to grin and bear it and constantly tell him how great he
is.

2 Corinthians 8:8: "I am not laying down any rules." He does create rules. In
this letter he creates the "have nothing to do with unbelievers" rule.

Paul justifies himself:

4:2 "nor do we falsify the word of God."


7:7 "How ready you are to defend me." (it's Jesus we defend, not Paul)
7:9 "we caused you no harm"
11:1 "I wish you would tolerate me even when I'm being a bit foolish. Please
do!"
11:4 "For you gladly tolerate anyone who preaches a different Jesus, not the
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from the Spirit and the gospel you received from us!" Paul himself preaches a
completely different Jesus to what Jesus himself says.
11:16 "I repeat, no one should think that I am a fool. But if you do, at least
accept me as a fool, so that I will have a little to boast of." I do not believe he
is a "fool" in the way that God means it (see the chapter on Solomon).
13:3 "You will have all the proof you want that Christ speaks through me."

Galatians

1:1-5 Paul sets himself out as a special apostle


1:6-10 Paul condemns those who preach differently to himself
1:11-24 Paul describes how he became an apostle
2:1-11 Paul's plans
Paul makes a big deal of rebuking Peter without good cause,
2:11-14 his motivation being to put himself above Peter and dominate
the group of disciples.
2:15-3:14 Faith and Jewish Law
3:15-20 More on the Law
3:21-4:7 The Law and Jesus
Paul assures the Galatians that he is deeply concerned about
4:8-20
them
4:21-31 Being with Jesus is like being the children of a free woman
5:1-14 Christ gives freedom [and Paul takes it away!]
5:16-26 The Spirit versus Human Nature
6:1-10 Bear one another's burdens
6:11-18 Goodbye, Paul.

1:8 "If we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel that is
different from the one we preached to you, may he be condemned to hell!"
Verse 1:12 is an important point: "I did not receive it [the Gospel] from any
human being, nor did anyone teach it to me. It was Jesus Christ himself who
revealed it to me." So he was with a group of eyewitnesses, and he did not
listen to any of them! Remember that the Gospels had not actually been
written at the time. He received his teaching straight from Satan.

3:1 "You foolish Galatians! Who put a spell on you? Before your very eyes
you had a clear description of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross!" Paul
implies that just a description of a death is sufficient understanding of Jesus.
He comes across as obsessive about the death of Christ and barely
mentions his teachings or his life.

Galatians 3:11-12
11 Now, it is clear that no one is put right with God by means of the
Law, because the scripture says, "Only the person who is put right with
God through faith shall live." But the Law has nothing to do with faith.
Instead, as the scripture says, "Whoever does everything the Law
requires will live."

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This is an example of very complex and misleading false teaching. Different
translations give slightly different versions of these verses, and the false
teaching may not be present in all translations. However I have included it as
an example.

1. Yes, the Law has nothing to do with faith.


2. The scripture does imply that doing what the Law requires is right.
3. However, the emphasis on doing what the Law requires implies that
faith does not involve doing anything.
4. Faith itself isn't an activity. However, you do need faith in order to do
what Jesus says.

Hence through subtle implication, this paragraph in Galatians implies that you
don't need to follow Jesus because faith is implied not to involve doing
anything unlike the Law.

Galatians 3:20
But a go-between is not needed when only one person is involved.

Paul's letters act as a go-between.

Galatians 5:17
For what our human nature wants is opposed to what the Spirit wants,
and what the Spirit wants is opposed to what our human nature wants.
These two are enemies, and this means that you cannot do what you
want to do.

I disagree. Jesus' laws aren't there to be restrictive – they're actually there to


give freedom. See the chapters on the ideal Christian society and New
Jerusalem; they are not only the ideal Christian society, but the ideal human
society.

Paul justifies himself:

1:20 "What I write is true. God knows I am not lying!"


1:23 "The man who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith that he
once tried to destroy."
6:17 "To conclude: let no one give me any more trouble, because the scars I
have on my body show that I am the slave of Jesus."

Satan's plan: 2:21 "But if a person is put right through the Law, it means that
Christ died for nothing!" That is essentially Satan's plan with Paul, to ensure
that Christ died for nothing by reforming something similar to the Law. Don't
let Satan win! The fact that Paul himself says it means that it is difficult for the
reader to identify that Paul is doing precisely this. The term for it is called
"spiking the ammunition of your enemies" a common tactic used by Satan,
and is clearly evident in his writings and in the Koran.

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Ephesians

1:1-14 Thanksgiving to God


1:15-23 Paul prays that the reader will see the light
2:1-10 Life in Christ
2:11-22 Coming to the Father through Jesus
3:1-13 God's purpose.
3:14-21 The love of Christ
4:1-16 Paul talks about the unity of the body of Christ.
4:17-32 A new life in Christ
Live in the light; sing hymns and psalms! He says this just
5:1-20
after saying not to idolise. Jesus never told anyone to sing.
5:21-33 Wives, submit to your husbands!
6:1-4 Do what your parents tell you
6:5-9 Slaves, obey your masters (implying that slavery is ok)
6:10-20 Build up your armour to keep safe from the evil one!
6:21-23 Goodbye

Ephesians 1:6-8
Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in
his dear Son! For by the blood of Christ we are set free, that is, our sins
are forgiven. How great is the grace of God, which he gave to us in
such large measure!

Jesus does forgive sins (by encouraging and enabling us to forgive each
other's sins), but he doesn't use forgiveness to imply that people shouldn't
follow him or his teachings.

Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by God's grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not
the result of your own efforts, but God's gift, so that no one can boast
about it.

Again this implies that you don't need to follow Jesus.

Ephesians 3:3-4
God revealed his secret plan and made it known to me. (I have written
briefly about this, and if you will read what I have written, you can learn
about my understanding of the secret of Christ.)

This implies that Paul has superior knowledge and encourages people to
read his letters so that they will also learn this superior knowledge.

Ephesians 4:28
Those who used to rob must stop robbing and start working, in order to
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Working as a sales representative, a management consultant, a bank
manager, in stocks and shares, in fact most every type of work in our society
is not in line with following Jesus because it serves bad purposes rather than
good ones.

3:13 "I am suffering for you." - Paul makes himself out to be a surrogate
Messiah.
4:1 "I who am a prisoner because I serve the Lord."
4:25 "No more lying then!"
4:27 "Don't give the Devil a chance." Yet the Devil is given every chance
through his teaching.

Philippians and Samson and Delilah

Mark 3:27 "No one can break into a strong man's house and take away his
belongings unless he first ties up the strong man; then he can plunder his
house." This is what the teachings of Paul essentially do.

Here is a summary of the letter to the Philippians:

1:1-11 Paul prays for his readers


Paul is glad that the Gospel is preached even when he is in
1:12-30
prison
2:1-11 Be humble like Christ
2:12-18 Don't complain, but shine instead
2:19-30 Paul talks about two of his followers
3:1-11 Don't obey the ceremonies of the Law
3:12-21 Paul and his prize
4:1-9 Fill your minds with good
4:10-23 Paul thanks the Philippians for their gifts
4:21-23 Goodbye

Philippians 3:17
Keep on imitating me, my brothers and sisters. Pay attention to those
who follow the right example that we have set for you.

We should follow Jesus not Paul.

Again, Paul justifies himself:


1:8: "God is my witness that I am telling the truth."
1:13: "I am in prison because I am a servant of Christ."

The following is an aside point using a scriptural parable from Judges


chapters 13-16, which uses linguistic markers, for example, "Delilah" sounds
like "the liar". Linguistic markers are common and many are described in
"Parables and General Issues". The story of Samson and Delilah parallels

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the story of Jesus and the Church. Samson is a Nazerite (sounds like
Nazareth where Jesus was born) and never had his hair cut (sounds like heir,
to the throne of God - ie. Jesus). Samson was very strong and killed a lion
and many Philistines. Unfortunately he met Delilah who was paid by the
Philistines to find out what gave Samson his strength so they could capture
him. Eventually she found out that it was his hair (ie. Jesus) that gave him his
strength, so she cut it off when he was sleeping and gave him to the
Philistines. In 16:22 his hair started growing again. He regained his strength,
and when the Philistines wanted Samson to entertain him in front of Dagon
(Dragon) their god, he pushed against the pillars of their building, collapsed it
and killed the Philistines along with himself.

Delilah represents the letters of Paul, and the


corresponding Pauline form of the Christian faith.
The result of following Paul's teachings are the
Church, its traditions and other institutions that sold
out Jesus. In Mark chapter 5, 2000 pigs rush off a
cliff (indicating the approximate date of the time of
the end). In the map you can see Delilah
(Philippines), a pig (Malaysia/Borneo) and Samson
(Indonesia) with his long hair. Philippines sounds a
lot like Philippians, which is where the link is made
between the story of Sampson and Delilah and the
letters of Paul.

I'd now like to deal with the quote I made above "Samson was very strong
and killed a lion and many Philistines. Unfortunately he met Delilah who was
paid by the Philistines to find out what gave Samson his strength so they
could capture him." Delilah represents the epistle of Philippians. There is one
verse that stands out in particular: Philippians 4:17 "I want to see profit added
to your accounts." In fact it is elsewhere that Paul discusses payment for
church leadership. 1 Timothy 5:17-18: "The elders who do good work as
leaders should be considered worthy of receiving double pay, especially
those who work hard at preaching and teaching. For the scripture says, 'Do
not muzzle an ox when you are using it to thresh corn' and 'Workers should
be given their pay.'" Jesus does not advocate that his followers need to be
paid a regular wage (in fact he says the exact opposite). Those who put
Paul's letters into the Bible, and priests since that time have therefore had a
vested interest in teaching Pauline theology over that of Jesus, purely
because they depend on the words of Paul to earn a wage. In fact God looks
after those who follow the words of Jesus (but you need faith to follow them,
and to depend on God when you have no money left).

Colossians

1:1-14 Hello and thanksgiving to God


1:15-23
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himself through Christ.
1:24-2:19 Don't be deceived by false arguments
2:20-3:4 Don't follow pointless rules
3:5-17 Advice
Relationship advice (wives, submit to your husbands; slaves,
3:18-25
obey your human masters; children, obey your parents).
4:1-18 Be wise, persistent, greetings and goodbye!

2:4 "Do not let anyone deceive you with false arguments no matter how good
they seem to be." What about the arguments of Jesus himself? What I
highlight in red goes against what Jesus says. Is Paul suggesting that the
arguments of Jesus are not true arguments?

1 Thessalonians

1:1-10 Gives encouragement to the Thessalonians


2:1-16 Waffle about his work in Thessalonica
2:17-3:13 Paul wishes to return to see them again
4:1-12 Don't be immoral
4:13-18 End times prophecy
5:1-11 Be ready for the Lord's coming
5:12-28 Be joyful, greetings and goodbye

3:17 "we will meet the Lord in the air." Paul makes the time of the end sound
desirable, when in fact it has to do with plagues and results from a complete
separation from God; a separation which Paul himself instigates.

In fact Paul is the one who really puts "the day of the Lord" across as a
positive thing, when in fact the entire Old Testament disagrees. For example,
Amos 5:18 "How terrible it will be for you who long for the day of the Lord!
What good will that day do you? For you it will be a day of darkness not of
light. It will be like someone who runs from a lion and meets a bear! Or like
someone who comes home and puts his hand on the wall, only to be bitten
by a snake!" Paul was bitten by a snake at the end of the book of Acts.

2 Thessalonians

1:1-1:11 Talks about judgement when the Lord comes


Describes the wicked one who comes with false miracles
2:1-12
(himself)
2:13-16 Hold onto the truth
3:1-15 Don't be lazy
3:16-18 Goodbye

2:1-12 "Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being
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be so easily confused in your thinking or upset by the claim that the Day of
the Lord has come. Perhaps it is thought that we said this while prophesying
or preaching, or that we wrote it in a letter. Do not let anyone deceive you in
any way. For the Day will not come until the final Rebellion takes place [Paul
caused the rebellion away from Jesus] and the Wicked One appears, who is
destined for hell. He will oppose every so-called god or object of worship and
will put himself above them all [in Ephesians 3:8 he describes himself as
"less than the least"; or in other words greater than God in the Kingdom of
Heaven]. He will even go in and sit down in God's Temple and claim to be
God. Don't you remember? I told you all this while I was with you. Yet there is
something that keeps this from happening now, and you know what it is. At
the proper time, then, the Wicked One will appear. The Mysterious
Wickedness is already at work, [a reference to Paul's teachings] but what is
going to happen will not happen until the one who holds it back is taken out
of the way. Then the Wicked One will be revealed, but when the Lord Jesus
comes, he will kill him with the breath from his mouth and destroy him with
his dazzling presence. The Wicked One will come with the power of Satan
[he did] and perform all kinds of false miracles and wonders, and use every
kind of wicked deceit on those who will perish [he did]. They will perish
because they did not welcome and love the truth [people choose Paul's
theology over that of Jesus] so as to be saved. And so God sends the power
of error to work in them so that they believe what is false. The result is that all
who have not believed the truth, but have taken pleasure in sin, will be
condemned."

In this paragraph, Paul talks about himself as the "Wicked One" and it is an
accurate description of what he did. However, many Christians may choose
to believe that Paul is referring to my activities; that is Satan's purpose with
these verses.

1 Timothy

1:1-1:11 Warnings against false teaching


1:12-20 Sin and forgiveness
2:1-15 Church worship. Eg. women must remain silent.
3:1-7 Church leaders.
3:8-13 Church helpers
3:14-16 The great secret
4:1-16 Be a good servant of Jesus
5:1-25 Looking after widows and responsibilities to believers
Warnings against false teaching and instructions to avoid the
6:1-21
love of riches

1:20 "Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have punished by
handing them over to the power of Satan; this will teach them to stop their
blasphemy." Apart from not being Christian, Paul has done this to a huge
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like this are designed to throw you off the scent, implying that Paul's doctrine
is not within the power of Satan.

2:7 "I am not lying, I am telling the truth!" This phrase was in the middle of a
detailed description of church worship.

5:20 "Rebuke publically all those who commit sins, so that the rest may be
afraid." Paul uses intimidating tactics.

6:16 "He lives in the light that no one can approach." Anyone can approach
the light, but Paul prevents people from finding it.

This short letter contains two long warnings against false teaching!

2 Timothy

Hello, and don't be ashamed of me or abandon me like the


1:1-1:18
people in Asia
2:1-13 Be a loyal soldier of Christ and work hard
2:14-26 Be a good person
Paul describes the outward form of the faith that he himself
3:1-9
establishes
3:10-4:8 Instructions and warnings from Paul
4:9-22 Final words and goodbye

1:8 "nor be ashamed of me, a prisoner for Christs sake."


1:11 "God has appointed me as an apostle"
1:15 "you know that everyone in the province of Asia, including Phygelus and
Hermogenes has deserted me." - with good reason. In Acts16:6, the apostles
were forbidden by what they thought was the Holy Ghost to preach in Asia.
Satan restricted the spread of the teaching of Jesus to the places that would
accept the teachings of Paul.

3:11 "You know all that happened to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra – the
terrible persecutions that I endured!" Jesus doesn't say "the greater the
masochist you are the better Christian you are" although you might think that
this is the case from what Paul says. Paul seems to think that suffering is
what God wants to see in his followers, and the more combat wounds you
get, the higher your rank in the kingdom of heaven. There are two reasons
for suffering:

1. Punishment (bearing the consequence of your own sins)


2. Unjust suffering (bearing the sins of another); persecution falls under
this category because you are bearing the sins of another persons false
beliefs and idolatries.

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of the things he suffered were not from people (he was in shipwrecks for
example). If he were doing the right thing he would not have been
shipwrecked three times and once spent 24 hours in the water (2 Corinthians
11:25).

1:12 "But I am still full of confidence, because I know whom I have trusted,
and I am sure that he is able to keep safe until that Day what he has
entrusted to me." The Day was entrusted to him in the sense that he caused
the Pauline form of the faith and a complete separation from the teachings of
Jesus.

3:10 "But you have followed my teaching" - note Paul's teaching, not that of
Jesus.

4:8 "And now there is waiting for me the victory prize of being put right with
God."

Titus

1:1-1:4 Hello; I was chosen...


1:5-16 Church leaders
2:1-15 How men, women and slaves should behave
How to be a Christian (a la Paul, without mentioning the
3:1-11
commandments)
3:12-15 Goodbye

1:10 "For there are many, especially converts from Judaism, who rebel and
deceive others with their nonsense." This implies that Paul isn't deceiving
anyone himself.

3:1 "Submit to authorities".

The omissions are worse than the content – if you follow this letter rather
than what Jesus says, you are not following Jesus. Find someone who has
never heard of Jesus. Then give them Titus to read. Then ask them to
explain who Jesus is. Do you think they would be able to? What do you think
their belief system would be like?

Hebrews

Although Hebrews is not a Pauline letter, the author is equally against the
theology of Jesus.

1:1-1:3 God spoke through Jesus


1:4-14 The Son and the angels
2:1-4 Hold onto truth
2:5-18 Jesus purifies people from their sins

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3:1-6 Jesus and Moses
3:7-19 Stay with God
4:1-13 Resting
4:14-5:10 Jesus and High Priests
5:11-6:12 Don't abandon your faith
6:13-20 God's promise to Abraham
A discussion on the 10% tithe (the author doesn't condemn it;
7:1-14 in fact he admires Abraham for giving 10% implying that this is
a good amount to give to the priests).
7:15-28 Compares Jesus to a priest called Melchizedek.
Jesus, the high priest (Jesus was a servant, not anything like
8:1-13 the high priests): in saying this he is implying that "high
priests" imitate Jesus.
More about high priests/Jesus; no further need for animal
9:1-22
sacrifice
9:23-28 Christ takes away sins
10:1-18 No more animal sacrifices
10:19-39 Stay close to God
11:1-40 Faith
12:1-11 Punishment from God
12:12-29 Instructions and warnings
13:1-19 How to please God
13:20-25 Goodbye

13:7 "Obey your leaders," that is to say "Obey this letter!"

13:9 "Do not let all kinds of strange teachings lead you from the right way." -
asserts that this teaching in Hebrews is not "strange" and should therefore be
followed. The opposite is true.

5:4: "No one chooses for himself the honour of being a high priest. It is only
by God's call that a man is made a high priest — just as Aaron was." Actually
it is Satan who maintains false ideologies such as calling priests.

Paul in Daniel and Revelation

Revelation 12:4 "He stood in front of the woman in order to eat her child as
soon as it was born."

Paul is discussed in the book of Daniel as described in the chapter on "The


Time of the End". Paul is the second and fourth beasts that Daniel saw and is
also represented by a goat that attacks a ram.

Elijah

In the chapter about Elijah, I describe a spirit that steps forward to deceive

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people. The spirit was Satan, and he works through Paul. Please take a look
at the chapter on Elijah for more details.

Acts

In chapter 27, Paul is sent to Rome but he is shipwrecked. In 28:4, a


poisonous snake bit Paul, and everyone expected him to die, but he cast it
into the fire and was unharmed; this was one of the false miracles – the fact
that it was a snake suggests the involvement of Satan.

Saul and David - First Book of Samuel

This is a brief account of the story of Saul and David as I understand it.
Remember that Paul was called Saul before his conversion. During this time
he persecuted Christians. He continues to do so to this day.

Saul was called to be King of Israel, against the advice of God through
Samuel. In chapter 8, Samuel warns the people that the King would charge
them 10% taxes and make soldiers of their sons (putting them to work in war
chariots etc; all the pointless tasks that go on in churches in addition to a
10% tithe). However, the people wanted a King, so God agreed and told
Samuel to anoint Saul in the 1 Samuel chapter 10. Then Saul was told what
would happen next (who he would meet) as proof that he would be King
(similarly, Paul was told he would meet Ananias). A group of prophets met
Saul and he joined in with their ecstatic dancing and shouting (reflecting
modern day Christianity) which lead to the saying "Has even Saul become a
prophet?" (1 Sam 10:12) because people were not expecting it, much like
they were not expecting Paul to become an apostle.

In chapter 12, Samuel reminds the people that they committed a sin in asking
for a King. The people did this in the 4th century, when Paul's letters were
incorporated into the New Testament and treated as scripture, equal in
importance to the Gospel message.

Saul's son Jonathan ate some food during the time that the Israelites were
starving because of Saul's curse (chapter 14). Jonathan represents me
(Jonathan sounds like John the Baptist whose actions are a parable for this
book as described in "Life After Death"), because I am eating the spiritual
food of Jesus. Paul does indeed condemn anyone who "eats spiritual food"
because anyone who follows Jesus is not following what Paul says.

15:35 "The Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king of Israel." In verse
16:13, Samuel anointed David as King. David came from Bethlehem and
represents Jesus. He was the son of Jesse (which sounds like 'Jesus'). Later
in chapter 16, an evil spirit (Satan) is sent to torment Saul and it made him go
mad. So a man who knew how to play the harp (David) was sent for to calm
Saul.

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Chapter 17 describes the Philistine army which had a huge warrior called
Goliath (another representation of Paul). He challenged the army of Saul to
find a man that could defeat him – if anyone could then the Philistine army
would become slaves of the Israelites. Otherwise, the Israelites would
become slaves of the Philistines. In 1 Samuel 17:16, Goliath challenged the
Israelites every morning and evening for 40 days (the same time period as
the flood of Noah). Saul promised that any Israelite who could defeat Goliath
would not have to pay taxes (1 Samuel 17:25). This is because when Goliath
is defeated, temple tax (or "the collection") will be abolished.

Later in chapter 17, David killed Goliath. He did it using only a sling shot and
a stone (representing Jesus, the corner stone).

Saul persecuted David, but Saul was eventually killed in battle, and David
assumed the Royal Throne.

Eli falls over backwards and breaks his neck

I look at the great lakes of America and I see a picture of Eli having fallen
over backwards and broken his neck having heard that the covenant box had
been stolen (1 Samuel 4:18). The city of St. Paul is marked on the map. Eli
represents the priesthood (his sons stole from the congregation). His falling
over backwards is symbolic of the fall of the priesthood and modern church
system upon finding out the Paul has stolen the 'covenant box' (true
teachings of Jesus).

1 Chronicles 13:3 says "Then we will go and fetch God's Covenant Box,
which was ignored while Saul was king" reinforcing the idea that the true
teachings of Jesus have been ignored due to the teachings of Paul.

The covenant box had been stolen by the Philistines, who found that they
were punished for it. They eventually returned the box to the Israelites along
with a gift of gold. In other words, the resources of the rich should be used to
help the poor alongside teaching people to follow Jesus.

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Peter's letters defend Paul's letters

1. 2 Peter 3:10 defends Paul's letters even though they are not in line with
the Gospels. "This is what [Paul] says in all his letters when he writes
on the subject. There are some difficult things in his letters which
ignorant and unstable people explain falsely, as they do with other
passages of the Scriptures. So they bring on their own destruction."
Our destruction has been brought on by those letters being there in the
first place.

2. The author describes himself as a "Church Elder" in 1 Peter 5:1. Peter


was not anything like a "Church Elder" while he was following Jesus as
a disciple. It suggests a change in the way he practiced Christianity
after Jesus died.

To conclude, Paul's teachings are Satanic and he used his influence and
false miracles to twist the Gospel message into a tradition-based church
system. Later on his epistles were collected into the New Testament as
scripture, competing with the Gospel message in modern times. This is the
primary method by which Satan has stopped people following Jesus. The
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Number of the Beast: Solomon/Wisdom (666)
Revelation 13:18 "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the
number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six
hundred threescore and six." Solomon is the 666th name in the Bible (the list
of names is in the next chapter). This confirms the quote "Here is wisdom" in
Revelation 13:18 because Solomon was famed for being very wise. Note that
1 Kings 10:14 says that "the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year
was six hundred threescore and six talents." This provides further evidence
for Solomon as 666, and is suggestive of the material wealth that he gained
through his wisdom.

Why is Solomon 666? This requires careful definitions of both wisdom and
knowledge.

 Spiritual wisdom (distinguishing good from evil) is not necessary for


following Jesus – you only need to do what Jesus said (an ability to
follow instructions).

 Spiritual wisdom is essential for identifying things that are against the
teachings of Jesus, which are often difficult to identify. The letters of
Paul are an example. Spiritual wisdom must therefore be good, despite
the suggestion to the contrary in the story of Adam and Eve (where Eve
gained the knowledge of good and evil).

 Conventional wisdom (similar to "common sense") is quite different


from spiritual wisdom. It is described well in Proverbs – wisdom brings
wealth. This is the type of wisdom that Solomon had, since some of his
sayings are in Proverbs.

 Knowledge is different from wisdom, but related to it. If you live in the
world, then you can gain a lot of "common sense" type knowledge
(science, mathematics etc.). You can know a lot of things, but still
choose to follow Jesus. Knowledge is discussed below.

 Foolishness is the opposite of conventional wisdom, ie. that which


defies common sense. If you follow Jesus, then you are seen to be
foolish by modern society because your actions are not directed
towards the acquisition of wealth (quite the opposite).

The reason that Solomon (conventional wisdom and common sense) is


the number of the beast is because it is in direct opposition to following
Jesus.

Proverbs are the self-proclaimed wise teachings. They give a good


description of what wisdom is, what it stands for and why it has the number of
the beast. The wise teachings go against those of Jesus, and are directed
towards "getting on" in society and making wealth. Many of the statements

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actually declare the actions of followers of Jesus as foolish, so by the
standards of proverbs it is best to aim to be a fool. Proverbs describe the
differences between two kinds of people: righteous and wicked; wise and
foolish. This disguises the fact that commonly accepted "wisdom" and
"common sense" go against the Truth.

Proverbs say Following Jesus:


1:8-9 "Pay attention to what your Luke 14:26 "Those who come to me
father and mother tell you, my son. cannot be my disciples unless they
Their teaching will improve your love me more than they love father
character as a handsome turban or and mother, wife and children,
a necklace improves your brothers and sisters, and
appearance." themselves as well."
3:16 "Wisdom offers you long life, as
well as wealth and honour."
Matthew 19:21 "Jesus said to him,
12:9 "It is better to be an ordinary 'If you want to be perfect, go and
person working for a living than to sell all you have and give the
play the role of someone great but money to the poor, and you will
go hungry." have riches in heaven; then come
and follow me.'"
21:20 "Wise people live in wealth
and luxury, but stupid people spend Luke 14:33 "'In the same way,'
their money as fast as they get it." concluded Jesus, 'none of you can
be my disciple unless you give up
24:4 "Where there is knowledge, the everything you have.'"
rooms are furnished with valuable,
beautiful things."
14:1 "Homes are made by the
What if one person in a marriage
wisdom of women but are destroyed
decides to follow Jesus?
by foolishness."

14:20 "No one likes the poor, not Friendship between poor people is
even their neighbours, but the rich genuine because it is not based on
have many friends." wealth.

Knowledge is different from wisdom. It incorporates mathematics, technology


and science. Technology is the practical application of science; science is the
systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through
observation and experimentation.

There are parables that suggest that knowledge is a derivative of wisdom.

 The first Apple Computer went on sale for $666.66.


 Newton's Three Laws of Motion were completed by 1666.

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 Oil is composed mostly of carbon atoms, which contain 6 protons, 6
neutrons and 6 electrons (666). Oil has driven the technology
revolution.
 Epistemology is the study of knowledge. It sounds like Epistle, the
letters of Paul, suggesting that acquisition of knowledge is to be
avoided like Pauline teaching.
 Physics sounds like "three six" (666).

Science and technology can be used for both good and bad purposes. Our
society develops technologies for both purposes. Some examples of our
technology and its results are described below:

 Advertising
 Consumerism
 Global economy
 Expensive and polluting personal transport
 Many ways to waste money
 Advanced weapons

The side effects of a modern society include political correctness (so no one
says anything useful), religious tolerance (no one really tries to convert
anyone to the correct faith) and 2.5 billion people in poverty despite
overwhelming wealth particularly in Western countries. Science and
technology also have the effect of taking people away from God in our
modern society - there are many more atheists than in previous generations;
arguably science reinforces conventional wisdom. However, there are
parables that do come out of science (eg. the curvature of space and how the
Universe appears to a light beam as mentioned in the chapters "Life After
Death" and "How God and Satan Communicate").

In light of this evidence, should technology be banned? The chapters on "City


Planning" describe the plans for New Jerusalem - the ideal Christian society.
Initially, the city is designed to be very low-tech to make sure that everything
that the city uses can be produced there. However, later on I believe that it
may be possible to re-introduce some technologies if people want them. This
would require judging each technology by true standards, ensuring that they
are completely safe and do not damage the environment. In a non-
commercially driven society, there would be no time limits on the research
and development process. If problems arose with any technology then it
would be withdrawn. However, it is likely that there are faith-based methods
to do things better than technology can (eg. spiritual healing versus
medicine) so technology should become unnecessary.

The idea that Solomon and wisdom are 666 is in agreement with the
comment on "buying and selling" in the book of Revelation - note that a
feature of the ideal Christian society is that there is no buying and selling
unlike our own society. Revelation 13:17 "And that no man might buy or sell,
save that he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his
name." In other words everyone who buys or sells has received the mark of

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the beast.

This is a description of the rules used to find the names of the four beasts
(there are four beasts in Daniel chapter 7). The first beast is Solomon, the
666th name in the Bible. The second is Shaul (Saul), the 1332nd name
(666+666). The third beast is Michael, the 1998th name (666 x 3). The fourth
beast is Haman, the 2664th name (666 x 4). In addition, I found that the
3000th name is Paul.

I found them by writing a computer program to identify all non-dictionary


capitalised words in the KJV Bible. I used the computer program to get a list
of names from the Bible (cities, people etc.). I went through the Bible
manually to identify which were the names of people. I added back in those
names that are also in the dictionary (eg. On) and checked names using
sources including Holman's, Easton's and Nave's Bible dictionaries. I applied
the following rules:

1. Only the first use of a name is included in the list, and the list is placed
in the order in which the names are found in the Bible.

2. Different people with the same name are included as separate names.

3. If people are renamed or have two different names, they are included
as separate names.

4. Slightly different versions of the same name are not counted


separately. Different versions of the Bible can give different spellings. I
have used the KJV version.

5. Surnames are excluded when a first name is given; they are only found
in the New Testament. For example, Mary Magdalene is counted as
one name, not two.

6. Tribes named after people are included.

7. Place names are not included unless they are named after a founder
identified in the scripture.

8. No names of gods or demons are included (the number of the beast is


the "number of a man" not a god). This does not include names for
Jesus such as Shiloh (Ge49:10).

9. Titles (eg. Pharaoh, Agag and Abimelech) are included, but unnamed
kings and people are not included.

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The First Beast: Solomon/Wisdom (666)
The first beast is Solomon, famed for his wisdom. His name is the 666th in
the Bible. This is in agreement with the first of the four beasts in Daniel
Chapter 7. Daniel saw a lion with wings stripped off it and given a human
mind. In the animal kingdom, the lion is the king of the beasts. Solomon was
a king, and he is therefore the king of the four beasts. The significance of
Solomon as the 666th name is discussed in the previous chapter - he
represents common sense and wisdom that are in direct opposition to
commandments of Jesus such as 'give up what you have and follow him'.

The number of the beast in some texts is 616. The 616th name is Michal.
She represents myself, the nominally female half of the Archangel Michael.
This supports the chapter "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?", where it is argued
that Peter assumes the role of Jesus in the future, and I assume the role of
Paul. Michal is the daughter of Saul (the real name of Paul), and is married to
David, who represents Jesus. The other beasts for 616 do not appear to
have any parable-based significance.

The list below shows the names of people in the Bible from the 1st to the
666th name, using the rules specified in the previous chapter. The following
points were taken into account when compiling this list:

1. People with two or more different names and people who are renamed
are listed separately. This applies to the following names:

Abram Ge11:26 Abraham Ge17:5


Sarai Ge11:29 Sarah Ge17:15
Esau Ge25:25 Edom Ge25:30
Jacob Ge25:26 Israel Ge35:10
Bashemath Ge26:34 Adah Ge36:2
Mahalath Ge28:9 Bashemath Ge36:3
Joseph Ge30:24 Zaphnathpaaneah Ge41:45
Benoni Ge35:18 Benjamin Ge35:18
Phuvah Ge46:13 Pua Num26:23
Job Ge46:13 Jashub Num26:24
Ezbon Ge46:16 Ozni Num26:16
Hushim Ge46:23 Shuham Num26:42
Jeezer Num26:30 Abiezer Josh17:2
Gideon Jdgs6:11 Jerubbaal Jdgs6:32
Ishui 1Sm14:49 Abinadab 1Sm31:9

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2. People with different but similar names are not included as separate
names. This applies to the following names:

Nahor Ge11:26 Nachor Josh24:2


Alvan Ge36:23 Alvah Ge36:40
Akan Ge36:27 Jaakan Deu10:6
Zarah Ge38:30 Zerah Num26:20
Phallu Ge46:9 Pallu Exo6:14
Jemuel Ge46:10 Nemuel Num26:12
Zohar Ge46:10 Zerah Num26:13
Ziphion Ge46:16 Zephon Num26:15
Arodi Ge46:16 Arod Num26:17
Isui Ge46:17 Jesui Num26:44
Jimnah Ge46:17 Jimna Num26:44
Serah Ge46:17 Sarah Num26:46
Belah Ge46:21 Bela Num26:38
Reuel Exo2:18 Raguel Num10:29
Shimi Exo6:17 Shimei Num3:18
Izhar Exo6:18 Izehar Num3:19
Mahali Exo6:19 Mahli Num3:20
Elzaphan Exo6:22 Elizaphan Num3:30
Naashon Exo6:23 Nahshon Num1:7
Joshua Exo17:9 Oshea Num13:8
Joshua Exo17:9 Jehoshua Num13:16
Joshua Exo17:9 Hoshea Deu32:44
Deuel Num1:14 Reuel Num2:14
Phalti 1Sm25:44 Phaltiel 2Sm3:15

3. The book of Jasher – Jasher is not a name, it means "upright".

4. The house of Millo – Millo is a fortification not a person.

5. Naomi said "call me Mara" in the book of Ruth – I have not included this
as a name (she was just saying "call me bitter, because I am bitter").

6. "Sons of Sheth" means "sons of tumult" and there is no evidence for a


proper name here, so it is not included.

7. "King Arad" is a mistranslation of "King of Arad" and is not included as


a name.

8. Duke Aholibamah (Ge36:41) is thought to be a different person to


Aholibamah (Ge36:2).

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9. Benjamin is described as having both sons and grandsons called Ard,
Naaman (Ge46:21 and Num26:40) and Gera (Ge46:21 and 1Chr8:3).
They are assumed to refer to the same people and are included only
once in the list.

10. Gera the son of Bela (Ge46:21 and 1Chr8:3) is probably the father of
Ehud (Jdgs3:15); both are described as Benjaminites.

11. There are two king Agags, two Jabins, three Abimelechs and four
Pharaohs (in Exodus, Moses waited until one Pharaoh had died before
returning to Egypt). There may have been an additional Pharaoh during
the exodus, but this is not recorded in the Bible and is not included in
the list.

12. Korah (Ge36:5) is the son of Esau, and Korah (Ge36:16) is the son of
Eliphaz and grandson of Esau. They are listed separately.

13. Sources suggest that Hur (Exo17:10 and Exo31:2) refers to the same
man.

14. Sources suggest that Timna (Ge36:12 and Ge36:22) refers to the same
man.

15. Josh15:6 refers to the valley of the son of Hinnom. Hinnom is treated as
a name.

16. Jonathan son of Gersom son of Manasseh (Judges 18:30, KJV) is


listed in some texts as being Jonathan son of Gersom son of Moses.
This is plausible because Jonathan was a priest (like Moses), and
Moses did have a son called Gershom. Therefore, their names are not
included in the list.

17. Esau may have had four wives (see


http://www.rae.org/esauswives.html), two of which are nicknamed
Bashemath (which means 'fragrant'):

 Judith, daughter of Beeri the Hittite


 Adah, "the Fragrant" (Bashemath), daughter of Elon the Hittite
(possibly deceased or divorced)
 Mahalath, "the Fragrant" (Bashemath), daughter of Ishmael and
sister of Nebajoth
 Aholibamah, granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite

Therefore, 'Bashemath' is included twice because two women have


been renamed.

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1. adam Ge2:19
2. eve Ge3:20
3. cain Ge4:1
4. abel Ge4:2
5. enoch Ge4:17
6. irad Ge4:18
7. mehujael Ge4:18
8. methusael Ge4:18
9. lamech Ge4:18
10. adah Ge4:19
11. zillah Ge4:19
12. jabal Ge4:20
13. jubal Ge4:21
14. tubalcain Ge4:22
15. naamah Ge4:22
16. seth Ge4:25
17. enos Ge4:26
18. cainan Ge5:9
19. mahalaleel Ge5:12
20. jared Ge5:15
21. enoch (2) Ge5:18
22. methuselah Ge5:21
23. lamech (2) Ge5:25
24. noah Ge5:29
25. shem Ge5:32
26. ham Ge5:32
27. japheth Ge5:32
28. canaan Ge9:18
29. gomer Ge10:2
30. magog Ge10:2
31. madai Ge10:2
32. javan Ge10:2
33. tubal Ge10:2
34. meshech Ge10:2
35. tiras Ge10:2
36. ashkenaz Ge10:3
37. riphath Ge10:3
38. togarmah Ge10:3
39. elishah Ge10:4
40. tarshish Ge10:4
41. kittim Ge10:4
42. dodanim Ge10:4
43. cush Ge10:6
44. mizraim Ge10:6

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45. phut Ge10:6
46. seba Ge10:7
47. havilah Ge10:7
48. sabtah Ge10:7
49. raamah Ge10:7
50. sabtechah Ge10:7
51. sheba Ge10:7
52. dedan Ge10:7
53. nimrod Ge10:8
54. asshur Ge10:11
55. ludim Ge10:13
56. anamim Ge10:13
57. lehabim Ge10:13
58. naphtuhim Ge10:13
59. pathrusim Ge10:14
60. casluhim Ge10:14
61. philistim Ge10:14
62. caphtorim Ge10:14
63. sidon Ge10:15
64. heth Ge10:15
65. eber Ge10:21
66. elam Ge10:22
67. arphaxad Ge10:22
68. lud Ge10:22
69. aram Ge10:22
70. uz Ge10:23
71. hul Ge10:23
72. gether Ge10:23
73. mash Ge10:23
74. salah Ge10:24
75. peleg Ge10:25
76. joktan Ge10:25
77. almodad Ge10:26
78. sheleph Ge10:26
79. hazarmaveth Ge10:26
80. jerah Ge10:26
81. hadoram Ge10:27
82. uzal Ge10:27
83. diklah Ge10:27
84. obal Ge10:28
85. abimael Ge10:28
86. sheba (2) Ge10:28
87. ophir Ge10:29
88. havilah (2) Ge10:29

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89. jobab Ge10:29
90. reu Ge11:18
91. serug Ge11:20
92. nahor Ge11:22
93. terah Ge11:24
94. abram Ge11:26
95. nahor (2) Ge11:26
96. haran Ge11:26
97. lot Ge11:27
98. sarai Ge11:29
99. milcah Ge11:29
100. iscah Ge11:29
101. pharaoh Ge12:15
102. mamre Ge13:18
103. amraphel Ge14:1
104. arioch Ge14:1
105. chedorlaomer Ge14:1
106. tidal Ge14:1
107. bera Ge14:2
108. birsha Ge14:2
109. shinab Ge14:2
110. shemeber Ge14:2
111. eshcol Ge14:13
112. aner Ge14:13
113. melchizedek Ge14:18
114. eliezer Ge15:2
115. hagar Ge16:1
116. abraham Ge17:5
117. sarah Ge17:15
118. ishmael Ge16:11
119. isaac Ge17:19
120. moab Ge19:37
121. benammi Ge19:38
122. abimelech Ge20:2
123. phichol Ge21:22
124. huz Ge22:21
125. buz Ge22:21
126. kemuel Ge22:21
127. aram (2) Ge22:21
128. chesed Ge22:22
129. hazo Ge22:22
130. pildash Ge22:22
131. jidlaph Ge22:22
132. bethuel Ge22:22

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133. rebekah Ge22:23
134. reumah Ge22:24
135. tebah Ge22:24
136. gaham Ge22:24
137. thahash Ge22:24
138. maachah Ge22:24
139. ephron Ge23:8
140. zohar Ge23:8
141. laban Ge24:29
142. keturah Ge25:1
143. zimran Ge25:2
144. jokshan Ge25:2
145. medan Ge25:2
146. midian Ge25:2
147. ishbak Ge25:2
148. shuah Ge25:2
149. sheba (3) Ge25:3
150. dedan (2) Ge25:3
151. asshurim Ge25:3
152. letushim Ge25:3
153. leummim Ge25:3
154. ephah Ge25:4
155. epher Ge25:4
156. hanoch Ge25:4
157. abidah Ge25:4
158. eldaah Ge25:4
159. nebajoth Ge25:13
160. kedar Ge25:13
161. adbeel Ge25:13
162. mibsam Ge25:13
163. mishma Ge25:14
164. dumah Ge25:14
165. massa Ge25:14
166. hadar Ge25:15
167. tema Ge25:15
168. jetur Ge25:15
169. naphish Ge25:15
170. kedemah Ge25:15
171. esau Ge25:25
172. jacob Ge25:26
173. edom Ge25:30
174. abimelech (2) Ge26:1
175. ahuzzath Ge26:26
176. judith Ge26:34

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177. beeri Ge26:34
178. bashemath Ge26:34
179. elon Ge26:34
180. mahalath Ge28:9
181. rachel Ge29:6
182. leah Ge29:16
183. zilpah Ge29:24
184. bilhah Ge29:29
185. reuben Ge29:32
186. simeon Ge29:33
187. levi Ge29:34
188. judah Ge29:35
189. dan Ge30:6
190. naphtali Ge30:8
191. gad Ge30:11
192. asher Ge30:13
193. issachar Ge30:18
194. zebulun Ge30:20
195. dinah Ge30:21
196. joseph Ge30:24
197. shechem Ge33:19
198. hamor Ge33:19
199. deborah Ge35:8
200. israel Ge35:10
201. benoni Ge35:18
202. benjamin Ge35:18
203. adah (2) Ge36:2
204. aholibamah Ge36:2
205. anah Ge36:2
206. zibeon Ge36:2
207. bashemath (2) Ge36:3
208. eliphaz Ge36:4
209. reuel Ge36:4
210. jeush Ge36:5
211. jaalam Ge36:5
212. korah Ge36:5
213. teman Ge36:11
214. omar Ge36:11
215. zepho Ge36:11
216. gatam Ge36:11
217. kenaz Ge36:11
218. timna Ge36:12
219. amalek Ge36:12
220. nahath Ge36:13

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221. zerah Ge36:13
222. shammah Ge36:13
223. mizzah Ge36:13
224. korah (2) Ge36:16
225. seir Ge36:20
226. lotan Ge36:20
227. shobal Ge36:20
228. zibeon Ge36:20
229. anah (2) Ge36:20
230. dishon Ge36:21
231. ezer Ge36:21
232. dishan Ge36:21
233. hori Ge36:22
234. hemam Ge36:22
235. alvan Ge36:23
236. manahath Ge36:23
237. ebal Ge36:23
238. shepho Ge36:23
239. onam Ge36:23
240. ajah Ge36:24
241. dishon (2) Ge36:25
242. hemdan Ge36:26
243. eshban Ge36:26
244. ithran Ge36:26
245. cheran Ge36:26
246. bilhan Ge36:27
247. zaavan Ge36:27
248. akan Ge36:27
249. uz (2) Ge36:28
250. aran Ge36:28
251. bela Ge36:32
252. beor Ge36:32
253. jobab (2) Ge36:33
254. zerah (2) Ge36:33
255. husham Ge36:34
256. hadad Ge36:35
257. bedad Ge36:35
258. samlah Ge36:36
259. saul Ge36:37
260. baalhanan Ge36:38
261. achbor Ge36:38
262. hadar (2) Ge36:39
263. mehetabel Ge36:39
264. matred Ge36:39

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265. mezahab Ge36:39
266. timnah Ge36:40
267. jetheth Ge36:40
268. aholibamah (2) Ge36:41
269. elah Ge36:41
270. pinon Ge36:41
271. mibzar Ge36:42
272. magdiel Ge36:43
273. iram Ge36:43
274. potiphar Ge37:36
275. pharaoh (2) Ge37:36
276. hirah Ge38:1
277. shuah (2) Ge38:2
278. er Ge38:3
279. onan Ge38:4
280. shelah Ge38:5
281. tamar Ge38:6
282. pharez Ge38:29
283. zarah Ge38:30
284. zaphnathpaaneah Ge41:45
285. asenath Ge41:45
286. potipherah Ge41:45
287. manasseh Ge41:51
288. ephraim Ge41:52
289. hanoch (2) Ge46:9
290. phallu Ge46:9
291. hezron Ge46:9
292. carmi Ge46:9
293. jemuel Ge46:10
294. jamin Ge46:10
295. ohad Ge46:10
296. jachin Ge46:10
297. zohar (2) Ge46:10
298. shaul Ge46:10
299. gershon Ge46:11
300. kohath Ge46:11
301. merari Ge46:11
302. hezron (2) Ge46:12
303. hamul Ge46:12
304. tola Ge46:13
305. phuvah Ge46:13
306. job Ge46:13
307. shimron Ge46:13
308. sered Ge46:14

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309. elon (2) Ge46:14
310. jahleel Ge46:14
311. ziphion Ge46:16
312. haggi Ge46:16
313. shuni Ge46:16
314. ezbon Ge46:16
315. eri Ge46:16
316. arodi Ge46:16
317. areli Ge46:16
318. jimnah Ge46:17
319. ishuah Ge46:17
320. isui Ge46:17
321. beriah Ge46:17
322. serah Ge46:17
323. heber Ge46:17
324. malchiel Ge46:17
325. belah Ge46:21
326. becher Ge46:21
327. ashbel Ge46:21
328. gera Ge46:21
329. naaman Ge46:21
330. ehi Ge46:21
331. rosh Ge46:21
332. muppim Ge46:21
333. huppim Ge46:21
334. ard Ge46:21
335. hushim Ge46:23
336. jahzeel Ge46:24
337. guni Ge46:24
338. jezer Ge46:24
339. shillem Ge46:24
340. shiloh Ge49:10
341. machir Ge50:23
342. pharaoh (3) Exo1:11
343. shiphrah Exo1:15
344. puah Exo1:15
345. moses Exo2:10
346. reuel (2) Exo2:18
347. zipporah Exo2:21
348. gershom Exo2:22
349. jethro Exo3:1
350. pharaoh (4) Exo3:10
351. aaron Exo4:14
352. libni Exo6:17

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353. shimi Exo6:17
354. amram Exo6:18
355. izhar Exo6:18
356. hebron Exo6:18
357. uzziel Exo6:18
358. mahali Exo6:19
359. mushi Exo6:19
360. jochebed Exo6:20
361. korah (3) Exo6:21
362. nepheg Exo6:21
363. zichri Exo6:21
364. mishael Exo6:22
365. elzaphan Exo6:22
366. zithri Exo6:22
367. elisheba Exo6:23
368. amminadab Exo6:23
369. naashon Exo6:23
370. nadab Exo6:23
371. abihu Exo6:23
372. eleazar Exo6:23
373. ithamar Exo6:23
374. assir Exo6:24
375. elkanah Exo6:24
376. abiasaph Exo6:24
377. putiel Exo6:25
378. phinehas Exo6:25
379. miriam Exo15:20
380. joshua Exo17:9
381. hur Exo17:10
382. eliezer (2) Exo18:4
383. bezaleel Exo31:2
384. uri Exo31:2
385. aholiab Exo31:6
386. ahisamach Exo31:6
387. nun Exo33:11
388. shelomith Lev24:11
389. dibri Lev24:11
390. elizur Num1:5
391. shedeur Num1:5
392. shelumiel Num1:6
393. zurishaddai Num1:6
394. nethaneel Num1:8
395. zuar Num1:8
396. eliab Num1:9

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397. helon Num1:9
398. elishama Num1:10
399. ammihud Num1:10
400. gamaliel Num1:10
401. pedahzur Num1:10
402. abidan Num1:11
403. gideoni Num1:11
404. ahiezer Num1:12
405. ammishaddai Num1:12
406. pagiel Num1:13
407. ocran Num1:13
408. eliasaph Num1:14
409. deuel Num1:14
410. ahira Num1:15
411. enan Num1:15
412. eliasaph (2) Num3:24
413. lael Num3:24
414. zuriel Num3:35
415. abihail Num3:35
416. hobab Num10:29
417. eldad Num11:26
418. medad Num11:26
419. shammua Num13:4
420. zaccur Num13:4
421. shaphat Num13:5
422. hori (2) Num13:5
423. caleb Num13:6
424. jephunneh Num13:6
425. igal Num13:7
426. joseph (2) Num13:7
427. palti Num13:9
428. raphu Num13:9
429. gaddiel Num13:10
430. sodi Num13:10
431. gaddi Num13:11
432. susi Num13:11
433. ammiel Num13:12
434. gemalli Num13:12
435. sethur Num13:13
436. michael Num13:13
437. nahbi Num13:14
438. vophsi Num13:14
439. geuel Num13:15
440. machi Num13:15

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441. ahiman Num13:22
442. sheshai Num13:22
443. talmai Num13:22
444. anak Num13:22
445. dathan Num16:1
446. abiram Num16:1
447. eliab (2) Num16:1
448. on Num16:1
449. peleth Num16:1
450. sihon Num21:21
451. og Num21:33
452. balak Num22:2
453. zippor Num22:2
454. balaam Num22:5
455. beor (2) Num22:5
456. agag Num24:7
457. zimri Num25:14
458. salu Num25:14
459. cozbi Num25:15
460. zur Num25:15
461. nemuel Num26:9
462. ozni Num26:16
463. pua Num26:23
464. jashub Num26:24
465. gilead Num26:29
466. jeezer Num26:30
467. helek Num26:30
468. asriel Num26:31
469. shechem (2) Num26:31
470. shemida Num26:32
471. hepher Num26:32
472. zelophehad Num26:33
473. mahlah Num26:33
474. noah (2) Num26:33
475. hoglah Num26:33
476. milcah (2) Num26:33
477. tirzah Num26:33
478. shuthelah Num26:35
479. becher (2) Num26:35
480. tahan Num26:35
481. eran Num26:36
482. ahiram Num26:38
483. shupham Num26:39
484. hupham Num26:39

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485. shuham Num26:42
486. evi Num31:8
487. rekem Num31:8
488. hur (2) Num31:8
489. reba Num31:8
490. jair Num32:41
491. nobah Num32:42
492. shemuel Num34:20
493. ammihud (2) Num34:20
494. elidad Num34:21
495. chislon Num34:21
496. bukki Num34:22
497. jogli Num34:22
498. hanniel Num34:23
499. ephod Num34:23
500. kemuel (2) Num34:24
501. shiphtan Num34:24
502. elizaphan Num34:25
503. parnach Num34:25
504. paltiel Num34:26
505. azzan Num34:26
506. ahihud Num34:27
507. shelomi Num34:27
508. pedahel Num34:28
509. ammihud (3) Num34:28
510. rahab Josh2:1
511. achan Josh7:1
512. carmi (2) Josh7:1
513. zabdi Josh7:1
514. adonizedec Josh10:1
515. hoham Josh10:3
516. piram Josh10:3
517. japhia Josh10:3
518. debir Josh10:3
519. horam Josh10:33
520. jabin Josh11:1
521. jobab (3) Josh11:1
522. arba Josh14:15
523. bohan Josh15:6
524. hinnom Josh15:8
525. achsah Josh15:16
526. othniel Josh15:17
527. kenaz (2) Josh15:17
528. adonibezek Jdgs1:5

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529. chushanrishathaim Jdgs3:8
530. eglon Jdgs3:12
531. ehud Jdgs3:15
532. shamgar Jdgs3:31
533. anath Jdgs3:31
534. jabin (2) Jdgs4:2
535. sisera Jdgs4:2
536. deborah (2) Jdgs4:4
537. lapidoth Jdgs4:4
538. barak Jdgs4:6
539. abinoam Jdgs4:6
540. jael Jdgs4:17
541. heber (2) Jdgs4:17
542. joash Jdgs6:11
543. gideon Jdgs6:11
544. jerubbaal Jdgs6:32
545. phurah Jdgs7:10
546. oreb Jdgs7:25
547. zeeb Jdgs7:25
548. zebah Jdgs8:5
549. zalmunna Jdgs8:5
550. jether Jdgs8:20
551. abimelech (3) Jdgs8:31
552. jotham Jdgs9:5
553. gaal Jdgs9:26
554. ebed Jdgs9:26
555. zebul Jdgs9:28
556. tola (2) Jdgs10:1
557. puah (2) Jdgs10:1
558. dodo Jdgs10:1
559. jair (2) Jdgs10:3
560. jephthah Jdgs11:1
561. gilead (2) Jdgs11:1
562. ibzan Jdgs12:8
563. elon (3) Jdgs12:11
564. abdon Jdgs12:13
565. hillel Jdgs12:13
566. manoah Jdgs13:2
567. samson Jdgs13:24
568. delilah Jdgs16:4
569. micah Jdgs17:1
570. abiezer Josh17:2
571. jonathan Jdgs18:30
572. elimelech Ruth1:2

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573. naomi Ruth1:2
574. mahlon Ruth1:2
575. chilion Ruth1:2
576. orpah Ruth1:4
577. ruth Ruth1:4
578. boaz Ruth2:1
579. obed Ruth4:17
580. jesse Ruth4:17
581. david Ruth4:17
582. ram Ruth4:19
583. salmon Ruth4:20
584. elkanah (2) 1Sm1:1
585. jeroham 1Sm1:1
586. elihu 1Sm1:1
587. tohu 1Sm1:1
588. zuph 1Sm1:1
589. hannah 1Sm1:2
590. peninnah 1Sm1:2
591. eli 1Sm1:3
592. hophni 1Sm1:3
593. phinehas (2) 1Sm1:3
594. samuel 1Sm1:20
595. ichabod 1Sm4:21
596. joshua (2) 1Sm6:14
597. abinadab 1Sm7:1
598. eleazar (2) 1Sm7:1
599. joel 1Sm8:2
600. abiah 1Sm8:2
601. kish 1Sm9:1
602. abiel 1Sm9:1
603. zeror 1Sm9:1
604. bechorath 1Sm9:1
605. aphiah 1Sm9:1
606. saul (2) 1Sm9:2
607. matri 1Sm10:21
608. nahash 1Sm11:1
609. bedan 1Sm12:11
610. jonathan (2) 1Sm13:2
611. ahiah 1Sm14:3
612. ahitub 1Sm14:3
613. ishui 1Sm14:49
614. melchishua 1Sm14:49
615. merab 1Sm14:49
616. michal 1Sm14:49

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617. ahinoam 1Sm14:50
618. ahimaaz 1Sm14:50
619. abner 1Sm14:50
620. ner 1Sm14:50
621. agag (2) 1Sm15:8
622. eliab (3) 1Sm16:6
623. abinadab (2) 1Sm16:8
624. shammah (2) 1Sm16:9
625. goliath 1Sm17:4
626. adriel 1Sm18:19
627. ahimelech 1Sm21:1
628. doeg 1Sm21:7
629. achish 1Sm21:10
630. gad (2) 1Sm22:5
631. abiathar 1Sm22:20
632. nabal 1Sm25:3
633. abigail 1Sm25:3
634. ahinoam (2) 1Sm25:43
635. phalti 1Sm25:44
636. laish 1Sm25:44
637. ahimelech (2) 1Sm26:6
638. abishai 1Sm26:6
639. zeruiah 1Sm26:6
640. joab 1Sm26:6
641. maoch 1Sm27:2
642. abinadab (3) 1Sm31:2
643. ishbosheth 2Sm2:8
644. asahel 2Sm2:18
645. amnon 2Sm3:2
646. chileab 2Sm3:3
647. absalom 2Sm3:3
648. maacah 2Sm3:3
649. talmai (2) 2Sm3:3
650. adonijah 2Sm3:4
651. haggith 2Sm3:4
652. shephatiah 2Sm3:4
653. abital 2Sm3:4
654. ithream 2Sm3:5
655. eglah 2Sm3:5
656. rizpah 2Sm3:7
657. aiah 2Sm3:7
658. baanah 2Sm4:2
659. rechab 2Sm4:2
660. rimmon 2Sm4:2

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661. mephibosheth 2Sm4:4
662. hiram 2Sm5:11
663. shammuah 2Sm5:14
664. shobab 2Sm5:14
665. nathan 2Sm5:14
666. solomon 2Sm5:14

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The Second Beast: Shaul (Saul)
The second beast is Shaul, an alternative spelling of Saul. His name is the
1332nd in the Bible (2 x 666 = 1332, the second beast). This is in agreement
with the second of the four beasts in Daniel Chapter 7. Daniel saw a bear
with three bones in its teeth representing the bare bones of the Christian
religion, the results of the teachings of Paul (whose real name is Saul).

The list below shows the names of people in the Bible from the 667th to the
1332nd name, using the rules specified in the chapter about Solomon. The
following points were taken into account when compiling this list:

1. People with two or more different names and people who are renamed
are listed separately. This applies to the following names:

Mash Ge10:23 Meshech 1Chr1:17


Hemdan Ge36:26 Amram 1Chr1:41
Ge38:30,
Zarah Mahol 1Ki4:31
1Chr2:6
Jachin Ge46:10 Jarib 1Chr4:24
Jerubbaal Jdgs6:32 Jerubbesheth 2Sm11:21
Maoch 1Sm27:2 Maachah 1Ki2:39
Chileab 2Sm3:3 Daniel 1Chr3:1
Solomon 2Sm5:14 Jedidiah 2Sm12:25
Seraiah 2Sm8:17 Shisha 1Ki4:3
Seraiah 2Sm8:17 Sheva 2Sm20:25
Eliam 2Sm11:3 Ammiel 1Chr3:5
Ithra 2Sm17:25 Jether 1Ki2:5
Azariah 2Ki14:21 Uzziah 2Ki15:13
Pul 2Ki15:19 Tiglathpileser 2Ki15:29
Pharaohnechoh 2Ki23:29 Pharaoh 2Ki23:35
Jehoahaz 2Ki23:30 Shallum 1Chr3:15
Eliakim 2Ki23:34 Jehoiakim 2Ki23:34
Jehoiachin 2Ki24:6 Jeconiah 1Chr3:16
Mattaniah 2Ki24:17 Zedekiah 2Ki24:17
Chelubai 1Chr2:9 Caleb 1Chr2:18
Chelubai 1Chr2:9 Carmi 1Chr4:1
Caleb 1Chr2:18 Carmi 1Chr4:1
Haroeh 1Chr2:52 Reaiah 1Chr4:2

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2. People with different but similar names are not included as separate
names. This applies to the following names:

Seth Ge4:25 Sheth 1Chr1:1


Enos Ge4:26 Enosh 1Chr1:1
Cainan Ge5:9 Kenan 1Chr1:2
Jared Ge5:15 Jered 1Chr1:2
Enoch Ge5:18 Henoch 1Chr1:3
Ashkenaz Ge10:3 Ashchenaz 1Chr1:6
Phut Ge10:6 Put 1Chr1:8
Sabtah Ge10:7 Sabta 1Chr1:9
Caphtorim Ge10:14 Caphthorim 1Chr1:12
Sidon Ge10:15 Zidon 1Chr1:13
Salah Ge10:24 Shelah 1Chr1:18
Obal Ge10:28 Ebal 1Chr1:22
Abidah Ge25:4 Abida 1Chr1:33
Hanoch Ge25:4 Henoch 1Chr1:33
Nebajoth Ge25:13 Nebaioth 1Chr1:29
Hadar Ge25:15 Hadad 1Chr1:30
Naphish Ge25:15 Nephish 1Chr5:19
Zepho Ge36:11 Zephi 1Chr1:36
Ezer Ge36:21 Ezar 1Chr1:38
Hemam Ge36:22 Homam 1Chr1:39
Alvan Ge36:23 Alian 1Chr1:40
Shepho Ge36:23 Shephi 1Chr1:40
Ajah Ge36:24 Aiah 1Chr1:40
Zaavan Ge36:27 Zavan 1Chr1:42
Akan Ge36:27 Jakan 1Chr1:42
Saul Ge36:37 Shaul 1Chr1:48
Alvan/Alvah Ge36:40 Aliah 1Chr1:51
Shuah Ge38:2 Shua 1Chr2:3
Achan Josh7:1 Achar 1Chr2:7
Salmon Ruth4:20 Salma 1Chr2:11
Shammah 1Sm16:9 Shimeah 2Sm13:3
Shammuah 2Sm5:14 Shimea 1Chr3:5
Eliphalet 2Sm5:16 Eliphelet 1Chr3:8
Hadadezer 2Sm8:3 Hadarezer 2Sm10:16
Bathsheba 2Sm11:3 Bathshua 1Chr3:5
Shimeah 2Sm13:3 Shimea 1Chr3:5
Shimeah 2Sm13:3 Shimma 1Chr2:13
Adoram 2Sm20:24 Adoniram 1Ki4:6
Zabud 1Ki4:5 Zabad 1Chr2:36
Chalcol 1Ki4:31 Calcol 1Chr2:6
Darda 1Ki4:31 Dara 1Chr2:6

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Abijah 1Ki14:1 Abijam 1Ki14:31
Abijah 1Ki14:1 Abia 1Chr3:10
Jehoram 2Ki1:17 Joram 2Ki8:16
Joash 2Ki11:2 Jehoash 2Ki11:21
Joash 2Ki13:9 Jehoash 2Ki13:10
Tiglathpileser 2Ki15:29 Tilgathpilneser 1Chr5:6
Ephrath 1Chr2:19 Ephratah 1Chr2:50
Shemaiah 1Chr5:4 Shema 1Chr5:8

3. The names Abiathar and Ahimelech appear to have been accidentally


transposed in 2Sm8:17 and 1Chr18:16. These verses should read
"Abiathar son of Ahimelech" rather than "Ahimelech son of Abiathar".
Their names are not included twice.

4. Jehu is referred to as both son (1Ki19:16) and grandson (2Ki9:2) of


Nimshi. Jehu is not listed twice.

5. King Maacah (2Sam10:6) means "King of Maacah" and is not included


on the list.

6. Rimmon (2Ki5:18) is a Syrian idol.

7. The prophecy about Josiah (1Ki13:2) refers to King Josiah (2Ki21:24),


so his name is not listed twice.

8. The following are treated as place names and are not included in the
list of names, even though the KJV Bible states that someone is a
"father" of each:

 Tekoa (1Chr2:24)
 Madmannah (1Chr2:49)
 Machbenah (1Chr2:49)
 Hemath (1Chr2:55)
 Gedor (1Chr4:4, 1Chr4:18)
 Bethrapha (1Chr4:12)
 Irnahash (1Chr4:12)
 Socho (1Chr4:18)
 Zanoah (1Chr4:18)

In addition, The House of Ashbea (1Chr4:21) is a place name (called


Bethashbea in many texts) and is not listed.

9. Etam and Jezreel (1Chr4:3) are treated as the names of people rather
than places; they have two brothers and a sister.

10. Nodab (1Chr5:19) is a tribe descended from Ishmael and it is assumed


to be named after a person. It is included in the list.

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11. Achsah daughter of Caleb son of Jephunneh (Josh15:16) is listed as a
different name to Achsa daughter of Caleb son of Hezron (1Chr2:49).

12. Rechab (1Chr2:55) is the same as the father of Jehonadab (2Ki10:15);


the evidence for this is in Jeremiah chapter 35. Therefore, Rechab is
listed only once.

13. Hur and Shobal (1Chr4:1) are mentioned in 1Chr2, and are not
included twice in the list.

14. Eshtemoa son of Mered (1Chr4:19), and Eshtemoa son of Ishbah


(1Chr4:17) are listed as two separate names. There is also a place
named Eshtemoa.

15. "The household of Joab" (1Ch 2:54) is the same as Joab (1Sm26:6).

16. The "children of Eden" (2Ki19:12) refers to traders or a marketplace.


Eden is not a person.

17. 2Ki21:18 mentions the "garden of Uzza." Uzza is listed as a name.

18. Zabud son of Nathan (1Ki4:5) and Zabad son of Nathan (1Chr2:36) are
thought to be the same people and are listed only once.

19. Hiram of Tyre (1Ki7:13) is a different person to Hiram the King of Tyre.
Both men are listed. Both men are also called Huram, but this
alternative spelling is not listed.

20. Korah son of Izhar (Exo 6:21) is listed as a different person to Korah
son of Kohath (1Chr6:22). The three sons of the first Korah (Assir,
Elkanah, and Abiasaph, Exo6:24) are listed separately from three of the
brothers of the second Korah (Assir, Elkanah and Ebiasaph, 1Chr6:22-
23).

21. Nahash the king of Ammon who fought against Saul (1Sm11:1) is
probably the same as the one who showed kindness to David
(2Sm10:2). Nahash is only listed once.

22. Azariah is either the son of Zadok (1Ki4:2) or the son of Ahimaaz
(1Chr6:9) the son of Zadok (2Sm15:27). Azariah is only listed once.

23. Goliath (2Sm21:19) could be the same as the man David killed.
However, the original text lacks the words "brother of" Lahmi (these are
interpolated from 1Chr20:5). The identity of this second Goliath remains
an uncertainty, and he could be included or excluded from the list.

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24. There are two Hararites called Shammah (2Sm23:25 and 2Sm23:33).
The first appears to be one of the "three" mighty men and the second is
one of the "thirty" mighty men. However, the name is only listed once.

25. Benhadad (1Ki15:18) has a son called Benhadad (1Ki20:1). There is a


third person called Benhadad (2Ki6:24) who is king of Damascus during
the time of Elisha and a fourth (2Ki13:3) who is the son of Hazazel.

26. Although Elishama (2Ki25:25) is "of the seed royal", he is not David's
son because this part of the Bible is after the time of David.

667. ibhar 2Sm5:15


668. elishua 2Sm5:15
669. nepheg (2) 2Sm5:15
670. japhia (2) 2Sm5:15
671. elishama (2) 2Sm5:16
672. eliada 2Sm5:16
673. eliphalet 2Sm5:16
674. uzzah 2Sm6:3
675. ahio 2Sm6:3
676. nachon 2Sm6:6
677. obededom 2Sm6:10
678. nathan (2) 2Sm7:2
679. hadadezer 2Sm8:3
680. rehob 2Sm8:3
681. toi 2Sm8:9
682. joram 2Sm8:10
683. jehoshaphat 2Sm8:16
684. ahilud 2Sm8:16
685. zadok 2Sm8:17
686. ahitub (2) 2Sm8:17
687. seraiah 2Sm8:17
688. benaiah 2Sm8:18
689. jehoiada 2Sm8:18
690. ziba 2Sm9:2
691. machir (2) 2Sm9:4
692. ammiel (2) 2Sm9:4
693. micha 2Sm9:12
694. hanun 2Sm10:1
695. shobach 2Sm10:16
696. bathsheba 2Sm11:3
697. eliam 2Sm11:3

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698. uriah 2Sm11:3
699. jerubbesheth 2Sm11:21
700. jedidiah 2Sm12:25
701. tamar (2) 2Sm13:1
702. jonadab 2Sm13:3
703. ammihud (4) 2Sm13:37
704. tamar (3) 2Sm14:27
705. ahithophel 2Sm15:12
706. ittai 2Sm15:19
707. ahimaaz (2) 2Sm15:27
708. jonathan (3) 2Sm15:27
709. hushai 2Sm15:32
710. shimei 2Sm16:5
711. gera (2) 2Sm16:5
712. amasa 2Sm17:25
713. ithra 2Sm17:25
714. abigail (2) 2Sm17:25
715. nahash (2) 2Sm17:25
716. shobi 2Sm17:27
717. barzillai 2Sm17:27
718. cushi 2Sm18:21
719. mephibosheth (2) 2Sm19:24
720. chimham 2Sm19:37
721. sheba (4) 2Sm20:1
722. bichri 2Sm20:14
723. adoram 2Sm20:24
724. sheva 2Sm20:25
725. ira 2Sm20:26
726. armoni 2Sm21:8
727. barzillai (2) 2Sm21:8
728. ishbibenob 2Sm21:16
729. sibbechai 2Sm21:18
730. saph 2Sm21:18
731. elhanan 2Sm21:19
732. jaareoregim 2Sm21:19
733. goliath (2) 2Sm21:19
734. jonathan (4) 2Sm21:21
735. adino 2Sm23:8
736. eleazar (3) 2Sm23:9
737. dodo (2) 2Sm23:9
738. shammah (3) 2Sm23:11
739. agee 2Sm23:11
740. elhanan (2) 2Sm23:24
741. dodo (3) 2Sm23:24

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742. shammah (4) 2Sm23:25
743. elika 2Sm23:25
744. helez 2Sm23:26
745. ira (2) 2Sm23:26
746. ikkesh 2Sm23:26
747. abiezer (2) 2Sm23:27
748. mebunnai 2Sm23:27
749. zalmon 2Sm23:28
750. maharai 2Sm23:28
751. heleb 2Sm23:29
752. baanah (2) 2Sm23:29
753. ittai (2) 2Sm23:29
754. ribai 2Sm23:29
755. benaiah (2) 2Sm23:30
756. hiddai 2Sm23:30
757. abialbon 2Sm23:31
758. azmaveth 2Sm23:31
759. eliahba 2Sm23:32
760. jashen 2Sm23:32
761. jonathan (5) 2Sm23:32
762. ahiam 2Sm23:33
763. sharar 2Sm23:33
764. eliphelet 2Sm23:34
765. ahasbai 2Sm23:34
766. eliam (2) 2Sm23:34
767. hezrai 2Sm23:35
768. paarai 2Sm23:35
769. igal (2) 2Sm23:36
770. nathan (3) 2Sm23:36
771. bani 2Sm23:36
772. zelek 2Sm23:37
773. nahari 2Sm23:37
774. ira (3) 2Sm23:38
775. gareb 2Sm23:38
776. araunah 2Sm24:16
777. abishag 1Ki1:3
778. shimei (2) 1Ki1:8
779. rei 1Ki1:8
780. jether (2) 1Ki2:5
781. achish (2) 1Ki2:39
782. maachah (2) 1Ki2:39
783. pharaoh (5) 1Ki3:1
784. azariah 1Ki4:2
785. elihoreph 1Ki4:3

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786. ahiah (2) 1Ki4:3
787. shisha 1Ki4:3
788. azariah (2) 1Ki4:5
789. zabud 1Ki4:5
790. ahishar 1Ki4:6
791. abda 1Ki4:6
792. hur (3) 1Ki4:8
793. dekar 1Ki4:9
794. hesed 1Ki4:10
795. abinadab (4) 1Ki4:11
796. taphath 1Ki4:11
797. baana 1Ki4:12
798. ahilud (2) 1Ki4:12
799. geber 1Ki4:13
800. ahinadab 1Ki4:14
801. iddo 1Ki4:14
802. ahimaaz (3) 1Ki4:15
803. basmath 1Ki4:15
804. baanah (3) 1Ki4:16
805. hushai (2) 1Ki4:16
806. jehoshaphat (2) 1Ki4:17
807. paruah 1Ki4:17
808. shimei (3) 1Ki4:18
809. elah (2) 1Ki4:18
810. geber (2) 1Ki4:19
811. uri (2) 1Ki4:19
812. ethan 1Ki4:31
813. heman 1Ki4:31
814. chalcol 1Ki4:31
815. darda 1Ki4:31
816. mahol 1Ki4:31
817. hiram 1Ki7:13
818. hadad (2) 1Ki11:14
819. tahpenes 1Ki11:19
820. genubath 1Ki11:20
821. rezon 1Ki11:23
822. eliadah 1Ki11:23
823. jeroboam 1Ki11:26
824. nebat 1Ki11:26
825. zeruah 1Ki11:26
826. ahijah 1Ki11:29
827. shishak 1Ki11:40
828. rehoboam 1Ki11:43
829. shemaiah 1Ki12:22

85
830. josiah 1Ki13:2
831. abijah 1Ki14:1
832. nadab (2) 1Ki14:20
833. naamah (2) 1Ki14:21
834. maachah (3) 1Ki15:2
835. asa 1Ki15:8
836. baasha 1Ki15:16
837. benhadad 1Ki15:18
838. tabrimon 1Ki15:18
839. hezion 1Ki15:18
840. jehoshaphat (3) 1Ki15:24
841. ahijah (2) 1Ki15:27
842. jehu 1Ki16:1
843. hanani 1Ki16:1
844. elah (3) 1Ki16:6
845. zimri (2) 1Ki16:9
846. arza 1Ki16:9
847. omri 1Ki16:16
848. tibni 1Ki16:21
849. ginath 1Ki16:21
850. shemer 1Ki16:24
851. ahab 1Ki16:28
852. jezebel 1Ki16:31
853. ethbaal 1Ki16:31
854. hiel 1Ki16:34
855. abiram (2) 1Ki16:34
856. segub 1Ki16:34
857. elijah 1Ki17:1
858. obadiah 1Ki18:3
859. hazael 1Ki19:15
860. jehu (2) 1Ki19:16
861. nimshi 1Ki19:16
862. elisha 1Ki19:16
863. shaphat (2) 1Ki19:16
864. benhadad (2) 1Ki20:1
865. naboth 1Ki21:1
866. micaiah 1Ki22:8
867. imlah 1Ki22:8
868. zedekiah 1Ki22:11
869. chenaanah 1Ki22:11
870. amon 1Ki22:26
871. joash (2) 1Ki22:26
872. ahaziah 1Ki22:40
873. azubah 1Ki22:42

86
874. shilhi 1Ki22:42
875. jehoram 1Ki22:50
876. jehoram (2) 2Ki1:17
877. mesha 2Ki3:4
878. gehazi 2Ki4:12
879. naaman (2) 2Ki5:1
880. benhadad (3) 2Ki6:24
881. ahaziah (2) 2Ki8:24
882. athaliah 2Ki8:26
883. jehoshaphat (4) 2Ki9:2
884. bidkar 2Ki9:25
885. jehonadab 2Ki10:15
886. rechab (2) 2Ki10:15
887. jehoahaz 2Ki10:35
888. jehosheba 2Ki11:2
889. joash (3) 2Ki11:2
890. jehoiada (2) 2Ki11:4
891. mattan 2Ki11:18
892. zibiah 2Ki12:1
893. jozachar 2Ki12:21
894. shimeath 2Ki12:21
895. jehozabad 2Ki12:21
896. shomer 2Ki12:21
897. amaziah 2Ki12:21
898. benhadad (4) 2Ki13:3
899. joash (4) 2Ki13:9
900. jeroboam (2) 2Ki13:13
901. jehoaddan 2Ki14:2
902. azariah (3) 2Ki14:21
903. jonah 2Ki14:25
904. amittai 2Ki14:25
905. zachariah 2Ki14:29
906. jecholiah 2Ki15:2
907. jotham (2) 2Ki15:5
908. shallum 2Ki15:10
909. jabesh 2Ki15:10
910. uzziah 2Ki15:13
911. menahem 2Ki15:14
912. gadi 2Ki15:14
913. pul 2Ki15:19
914. pekahiah 2Ki15:22
915. pekah 2Ki15:25
916. remaliah 2Ki15:25
917. argob 2Ki15:25

87
918. arieh 2Ki15:25
919. tiglathpileser 2Ki15:29
920. hoshea 2Ki15:30
921. elah (4) 2Ki15:30
922. jerusha 2Ki15:33
923. zadok (2) 2Ki15:33
924. rezin 2Ki15:37
925. ahaz 2Ki15:38
926. urijah 2Ki16:10
927. hezekiah 2Ki16:20
928. shalmaneser 2Ki17:3
929. abi 2Ki18:2
930. zachariah (2) 2Ki18:2
931. sennacherib 2Ki18:13
932. tartan 2Ki18:17
933. rabsaris 2Ki18:17
934. rabshakeh 2Ki18:17
935. eliakim 2Ki18:18
936. hilkiah 2Ki18:18
937. shebna 2Ki18:18
938. joah 2Ki18:18
939. asaph 2Ki18:18
940. pharaoh (6) 2Ki18:21
941. isaiah 2Ki19:2
942. amoz 2Ki19:2
943. tirhakah 2Ki19:9
944. adrammelech 2Ki19:37
945. sharezer 2Ki19:37
946. esarhaddon 2Ki19:37
947. berodachbaladan 2Ki20:12
948. baladan 2Ki20:12
949. manasseh (2) 2Ki20:21
950. hephzibah 2Ki21:1
951. uzza 2Ki21:18
952. amon (2) 2Ki21:18
953. meshullemeth 2Ki21:19
954. haruz 2Ki21:19
955. jedidah 2Ki22:1
956. adaiah 2Ki22:1
957. shaphan 2Ki22:3
958. azaliah 2Ki22:3
959. meshullam 2Ki22:3
960. hilkiah (2) 2Ki22:4
961. ahikam 2Ki22:12

88
962. shaphan (2) 2Ki22:12
963. achbor (2) 2Ki22:12
964. michaiah 2Ki22:12
965. asahiah 2Ki22:12
966. huldah 2Ki22:14
967. shallum (2) 2Ki22:14
968. tikvah 2Ki22:14
969. harhas 2Ki22:14
970. joshua (3) 2Ki23:8
971. nathanmelech 2Ki23:11
972. pharaohnechoh 2Ki23:29
973. jehoahaz (2) 2Ki23:30
974. hamutal 2Ki23:31
975. jeremiah 2Ki23:31
976. eliakim (2) 2Ki23:34
977. jehoiakim 2Ki23:34
978. pharaoh (7) 2Ki23:35
979. zebudah 2Ki23:36
980. pedaiah 2Ki23:36
981. nebuchadnezzar 2Ki24:1
982. jehoiachin 2Ki24:6
983. nehushta 2Ki24:8
984. elnathan 2Ki24:8
985. mattaniah 2Ki24:17
986. zedekiah (2) 2Ki24:17
987. nebuzaradan 2Ki25:8
988. seraiah (2) 2Ki25:18
989. zephaniah 2Ki25:18
990. gedaliah 2Ki25:22
991. ishmael (2) 2Ki25:23
992. nethaniah 2Ki25:23
993. johanan 2Ki25:23
994. careah 2Ki25:23
995. seriah 2Ki25:23
996. tanhumeth 2Ki25:23
997. jaazaniah 2Ki25:23
998. elishama (3) 2Ki25:25
999. evilmerodach 2Ki25:27
1000. meshech (2) 1Chr1:17
1001. timna (2) 1Chr1:36
1002. amram (2) 1Chr1:41
1003. zimri (3) 1Chr2:6
1004. azariah (4) 1Chr2:8
1005. jerahmeel 1Chr2:9

89
1006. chelubai 1Chr2:9
1007. nethaneel (2) 1Chr2:14
1008. raddai 1Chr2:14
1009. ozem 1Chr2:15
1010. caleb (2) 1Chr2:18
1011. azubah (2) 1Chr2:18
1012. jerioth 1Chr2:18
1013. jesher 1Chr2:18
1014. shobab (2) 1Chr2:18
1015. ardon 1Chr2:18
1016. ephrath 1Chr2:19
1017. segub (2) 1Chr2:21
1018. abiah (2) 1Chr2:24
1019. ashur 1Chr2:24
1020. ram (2) 1Chr2:25
1021. bunah 1Chr2:25
1022. oren 1Chr2:25
1023. ozem (2) 1Chr2:25
1024. ahijah (3) 1Chr2:25
1025. atarah 1Chr2:26
1026. onam (2) 1Chr2:26
1027. maaz 1Chr2:27
1028. jamin (2) 1Chr2:27
1029. eker 1Chr2:27
1030. shammai 1Chr2:28
1031. jada 1Chr2:28
1032. nadab (3) 1Chr2:28
1033. abishur 1Chr2:28
1034. abihail (2) 1Chr2:29
1035. ahban 1Chr2:29
1036. molid 1Chr2:29
1037. seled 1Chr2:30
1038. appaim 1Chr2:30
1039. ishi 1Chr2:31
1040. sheshan 1Chr2:31
1041. ahlai 1Chr2:31
1042. jether (3) 1Chr2:32
1043. jonathan (6) 1Chr2:32
1044. peleth (2) 1Chr2:33
1045. zaza 1Chr2:33
1046. jarha 1Chr2:34
1047. attai 1Chr2:35
1048. ephlal 1Chr2:37
1049. obed (2) 1Chr2:37

90
1050. jehu (3) 1Chr2:38
1051. azariah (5) 1Chr2:38
1052. helez (2) 1Chr2:39
1053. eleasah 1Chr2:39
1054. sisamai 1Chr2:40
1055. shallum (3) 1Chr2:40
1056. jekamiah 1Chr2:41
1057. elishama (4) 1Chr2:41
1058. mesha (2) 1Chr2:42
1059. ziph 1Chr2:42
1060. mareshah 1Chr2:42
1061. hebron (2) 1Chr2:42
1062. korah (4) 1Chr2:43
1063. tappuah 1Chr2:43
1064. rekem (2) 1Chr2:43
1065. shema 1Chr2:43
1066. raham 1Chr2:44
1067. jorkoam 1Chr2:44
1068. shammai (2) 1Chr2:44
1069. maon 1Chr2:45
1070. ephah (2) 1Chr2:46
1071. haran (2) 1Chr2:46
1072. moza 1Chr2:46
1073. gazez 1Chr2:46
1074. gazez (2) 1Chr2:46
1075. jahdai 1Chr2:47
1076. regem 1Chr2:47
1077. jotham (3) 1Chr2:47
1078. gesham 1Chr2:47
1079. pelet 1Chr2:47
1080. ephah (3) 1Chr2:47
1081. shaaph 1Chr2:47
1082. maachah (4) 1Chr2:48
1083. sheber 1Chr2:48
1084. tirhanah 1Chr2:48
1085. shaaph (2) 1Chr2:49
1086. sheva (2) 1Chr2:49
1087. gibea 1Chr2:49
1088. achsa 1Chr2:49
1089. caleb (3) 1Chr2:50
1090. hur (4) 1Chr2:50
1091. shobal (2) 1Chr2:50
1092. salma 1Chr2:51
1093. hareph 1Chr2:51

91
1094. haroeh 1Chr2:52
1095. daniel 1Chr3:1
1096. ammiel (3) 1Chr3:5
1097. eliphelet (2) 1Chr3:6
1098. nogah 1Chr3:7
1099. johanan (2) 1Chr3:15
1100. shallum (4) 1Chr3:15
1101. jeconiah 1Ch3:16
1102. zedekiah (3) 1Chr3:16
1103. assir (2) 1Chr3:17
1104. salathiel 1Chr3:17
1105. malchiram 1Chr3:18
1106. pedaiah (2) 1Chr3:18
1107. shenazar 1Chr3:18
1108. jecamiah 1Chr3:18
1109. hoshama 1Chr3:18
1110. nedabiah 1Chr3:18
1111. zerubbabel 1Chr3:19
1112. shimei (4) 1Chr3:19
1113. meshullam (2) 1Chr3:19
1114. hananiah 1Chr3:19
1115. shelomith (2) 1Chr3:19
1116. hashubah 1Chr3:20
1117. ohel 1Chr3:20
1118. berechiah 1Chr3:20
1119. hasadiah 1Chr3:20
1120. jushabhesed 1Chr3:20
1121. pelatiah 1Chr3:21
1122. jesaiah 1Chr3:21
1123. rephaiah 1Chr3:21
1124. arnan 1Chr3:21
1125. obadiah (2) 1Chr3:21
1126. shechaniah 1Chr3:21
1127. shemaiah (2) 1Chr3:22
1128. hattush 1Chr3:22
1129. igeal 1Chr3:22
1130. bariah 1Chr3:22
1131. neariah 1Chr3:22
1132. shaphat (3) 1Chr3:22
1133. elioenai 1Chr3:23
1134. hezekiah (2) 1Chr3:23
1135. azrikam 1Chr3:23
1136. hodaiah 1Chr3:24
1137. eliashib 1Chr3:24

92
1138. pelaiah 1Chr3:24
1139. akkub 1Chr3:24
1140. johanan (3) 1Chr3:24
1141. dalaiah 1Chr3:24
1142. anani 1Chr3:24
1143. carmi (3) 1Chr4:1
1144. reaiah 1Chr4:2
1145. jahath 1Chr4:2
1146. ahumai 1Chr4:2
1147. lahad 1Chr4:2
1148. etam 1Chr4:3
1149. jezreel 1Chr4:3
1150. ishma 1Chr4:3
1151. idbash 1Chr4:3
1152. hazelelponi 1Chr4:3
1153. penuel 1Chr4:4
1154. ezer (2) 1Chr4:4
1155. hushah 1Chr4:4
1156. helah 1Chr4:5
1157. naarah 1Chr4:5
1158. ahuzam 1Chr4:6
1159. hepher (2) 1Chr4:6
1160. temeni 1Chr4:6
1161. haahashtari 1Chr4:6
1162. zereth 1Chr4:7
1163. jezoar 1Chr4:7
1164. ethnan 1Chr4:7
1165. coz 1Chr4:8
1166. anub 1Chr4:8
1167. zobebah 1Chr4:8
1168. aharhel 1Chr4:8
1169. harum 1Chr4:8
1170. jabez 1Chr4:9
1171. chelub 1Chr4:11
1172. shuah (3) 1Chr4:11
1173. mehir 1Chr4:11
1174. eshton 1Chr4:11
1175. paseah 1Chr4:12
1176. tehinnah 1Chr4:12
1177. seraiah (3) 1Chr4:13
1178. hathath 1Chr4:13
1179. meonothai 1Chr4:14
1180. ophrah 1Chr4:14
1181. joab (2) 1Chr4:14

93
1182. iru 1Chr4:15
1183. elah (5) 1Chr4:15
1184. naam 1Chr4:15
1185. kenaz (3) 1Chr4:15
1186. jehaleleel 1Chr4:16
1187. ziph (2) 1Chr4:16
1188. ziphah 1Chr4:16
1189. tiria 1Chr4:16
1190. asareel 1Chr4:16
1191. ezra 1Chr4:17
1192. jether (4) 1Chr4:17
1193. mered 1Chr4:17
1194. epher (2) 1Chr4:17
1195. jalon 1Chr4:17
1196. miriam (2) 1Chr4:17
1197. shammai (3) 1Chr4:17
1198. ishbah 1Chr4:17
1199. eshtemoa 1Chr4:17
1200. jehudijah 1Chr4:18
1201. jered 1Chr4:18
1202. heber (3) 1Chr4:18
1203. jekuthiel 1Chr4:18
1204. bithiah 1Chr4:18
1205. pharoah 1Chr4:18
1206. hodiah 1Chr4:19
1207. naham 1Chr4:19
1208. keilah 1Chr4:19
1209. eshtemoa (2) 1Chr4:19
1210. shimon 1Chr4:20
1211. amnon (2) 1Chr4:20
1212. rinnah 1Chr4:20
1213. benhanan 1Chr4:20
1214. tilon 1Chr4:20
1215. ishi (2) 1Chr4:20
1216. zoheth 1Chr4:20
1217. benzoheth 1Chr4:20
1218. er (2) 1Chr4:21
1219. laadah 1Chr4:21
1220. lecah 1Chr4:21
1221. mareshah (2) 1Chr4:21
1222. jokim 1Chr4:22
1223. joash (5) 1Chr4:22
1224. saraph 1Chr4:22
1225. jashubilehem 1Chr4:22

94
1226. jarib 1Chr4:24
1227. shallum (5) 1Chr4:25
1228. mibsam (2) 1Chr4:25
1229. mishma (2) 1Chr4:25
1230. hamuel 1Chr4:26
1231. zacchur 1Chr4:26
1232. shimei (5) 1Chr4:26
1233. meshobab 1Chr4:34
1234. jamlech 1Chr4:34
1235. joshah 1Chr4:34
1236. amaziah (2) 1Chr4:34
1237. joel (2) 1Chr4:35
1238. jehu (4) 1Chr4:35
1239. josibiah 1Chr4:35
1240. seraiah (4) 1Chr4:35
1241. asiel 1Chr4:35
1242. elioenai (2) 1Chr4:36
1243. jaakobah 1Chr4:36
1244. jeshohaiah 1Chr4:36
1245. asaiah 1Chr4:36
1246. adiel 1Chr4:36
1247. jesimiel 1Chr4:36
1248. benaiah (3) 1Chr4:36
1249. ziza 1Chr4:37
1250. shiphi 1Chr4:37
1251. allon 1Chr4:37
1252. jedaiah 1Chr4:37
1253. shimri 1Chr4:37
1254. shemaiah (3) 1Chr4:37
1255. pelatiah (2) 1Chr4:42
1256. neariah (2) 1Chr4:42
1257. rephaiah (2) 1Chr4:42
1258. uzziel (2) 1Chr4:42
1259. ishi (3) 1Chr4:42
1260. joel (3) 1Chr5:4
1261. shemaiah (4) 1Chr5:4
1262. gog 1Chr5:4
1263. shimei (6) 1Chr5:4
1264. micah (2) 1Chr5:5
1265. reaia 1Chr5:5
1266. baal 1Chr5:5
1267. beerah 1Chr5:6
1268. jeiel 1Chr5:7
1269. zechariah 1Chr5:7

95
1270. bela (2) 1Chr5:8
1271. azaz 1Chr5:8
1272. joel (4) 1Chr5:12
1273. shapham 1Chr5:12
1274. jaanai 1Chr5:12
1275. shaphat (4) 1Chr5:12
1276. michael (2) 1Chr5:13
1277. meshullam (3) 1Chr5:13
1278. sheba (5) 1Chr5:13
1279. jorai 1Chr5:13
1280. jachan 1Chr5:13
1281. zia 1Chr5:13
1282. heber (4) 1Chr5:13
1283. abihail (3) 1Chr5:14
1284. huri 1Chr5:14
1285. jaroah 1Chr5:14
1286. gilead (3) 1Chr5:14
1287. michael (3) 1Chr5:14
1288. jeshishai 1Chr5:14
1289. jahdo 1Chr5:14
1290. buz (2) 1Chr5:14
1291. ahi 1Chr5:15
1292. abdiel 1Chr5:15
1293. guni (2) 1Chr5:15
1294. nodab 1Chr5:19
1295. epher (3) 1Chr5:24
1296. ishi (4) 1Chr5:24
1297. eliel 1Chr5:24
1298. azriel 1Chr5:24
1299. jeremiah (2) 1Chr5:24
1300. hodaviah 1Chr5:24
1301. jahdiel 1Chr5:24
1302. abishua 1Chr6:4
1303. bukki (2) 1Chr6:5
1304. uzzi 1Chr6:5
1305. zerahiah 1Chr6:6
1306. meraioth 1Chr6:6
1307. amariah 1Chr6:7
1308. johanan (4) 1Chr6:9
1309. azariah (6) 1Chr6:10
1310. amariah (2) 1Chr6:11
1311. ahitub (3) 1Chr6:11
1312. zadok (3) 1Chr6:12
1313. shallum (6) 1Chr6:12

96
1314. azariah (7) 1Chr6:13
1315. seraiah (5) 1Chr6:14
1316. jehozadak 1Chr6:14
1317. jahath (2) 1Chr6:20
1318. zimmah 1Chr6:20
1319. joah (2) 1Chr6:21
1320. iddo (2) 1Chr6:21
1321. zerah (3) 1Chr6:21
1322. jeaterai 1Chr6:21
1323. amminadab (2) 1Chr6:22
1324. korah (5) 1Chr6:22
1325. assir (3) 1Chr6:22
1326. elkanah (3) 1Chr6:23
1327. ebiasaph 1Chr6:23
1328. assir (4) 1Chr6:23
1329. tahath 1Chr6:24
1330. uriel 1Chr6:24
1331. uzziah (2) 1Chr6:24
1332. shaul (2) 1Chr6:24

97
The Third Beast: Michael (Archangel)
The third beast is Michael. His name is the 1998th in the Bible (3 x 666 =
1998, the third beast). This is in agreement with the third of the four beasts in
Daniel Chapter 7. Daniel saw a leopard with four wings and four heads and a
look of authority about it. The word "leopard" sounds like "leper" and the
spots on the cat represent the skin disease leprosy. Lepers were outcasts
from society; they were sin bearers who Jesus came to teach about. The four
heads represent four lives, namely those of mine, my previous life and Simon
Peter's two lives. The four wings are those of two angels. The name Michael
refers to the Archangel in Daniel Chapter 10 and Revelation Chapter 12 who
fights against Satan; this represents the fight against the teachings of Paul.

The list below shows the names of people in the Bible from the 1333rd to the
1998th name, using the rules specified in the chapter about Solomon. The
following points were taken into account when compiling this list:

1. People with two or more different names and people who are renamed
are listed separately. This applies to the following names:

Ahiram Num26:38 Aher 1Chr7:12


Tohu 1Sm1:1 Nahath 1Chr6:26
Joel 1Sm8:2 Vashni 1Chr6:28
Ishbosheth 2Sm2:8 Eshbaal 1Chr8:33
Mephibosheth 2Sm4:4 Meribbaal 1Chr8:34
Nachon 2Sm6:6 Chidon 1Chr13:9
Joram 2Sam8:9 Hadoram 1Chr18:10
2Sm8:17,
Seraiah, Sheva Shavsha 1Chr18:16
2Sm20:25
Saph 2Sm21:18 Sippai 1Chr20:4
Jaareoregim 2Sm21:19 Jair 1Chr20:5
Adino 2Sm23:8 Jashobeam 1Chr11:11
Zalmon 2Sm23:28 Ilai 1Chr11:29
Heleb 2Sm23:29 Heldai 1Chr27:15
Hiddai 2Sm23:30 Hurai 1Chr11:32
Abialbon 2Sm23:31 Abiel 1Chr11:32
Sharar 2Sm23:33 Sacar 1Chr11:35
Eliam 2Sm23:34 Ahijah 1Chr11:36
Igal 2Sm23:36 Joel 1Ch11:38
Araunah 2Sm24:16 Ornan 1Chr21:15
Libni 1Chr6:17 Laadan 1Chr23:7
Uzziah 1Chr6:24 Azariah 1Chr6:36
1Chr9:16,
Ethan 1Chr6:44 Jeduthun 1Chr16:41,
2Chr29:14

98
Kishi 1Chr6:44 Kushaiah 1Chr15:17
Baara 1Chr8:8 Hodesh 1Chr8:9
Shema 1Chr8:13 Shimhi 1Chr8:21
Jehoadah 1Chr8:36 Jarah 1Chr9:42
Uzziel 1Chr25:4 Azareel 1Chr25:18

2. People with different but similar names are not included as separate
names. This applies to the following names:

Zarah Ge38:30 Zerah 1Chr9:6


Shimron Ge46:13 Shimrom 1Chr7:1
Ishuah Ge46:17 Isuah 1Chr7:30
Isui Ge46:17 Ishuai 1Chr7:30
Jahzeel Ge46:24 Jahziel 1Chr7:13
Shillem Ge46:24 Shallum 1Chr7:13
Joshua Exo17:9 Jehoshuah 1Chr7:27
Nun Exo33:11 Non 1Chr7:27
Pua Num26:23 Puah 1Chr7:1
Shemida Num26:32 Shemidah 1Chr7:19
Asriel Josh17:2 Ashriel 1Chr7:14
Elihu 1Sm1:1 Eliab 1Chr6:27
Elihu 1Sm1:1 Eliel 1Chr6:34
Tohu 1Sm1:1 Toah 1Chr6:34
Samuel 1Sm1:20 Shemuel 1Chr6:33
Melchishua 1Sm14:49 Malchishua 1Chr8:33
Eliab 1Sm16:6 Elihu 1Chr27:18
Hiram 2Sm5:11 Huram 2Chr2:3
Shammuah 2Sm5:14 Shammua 1Chr14:4
Eliada 2Sm5:16 Beeliada 1Chr14:7
Uzzah 2Sm6:3 Uzza 1Chr13:7
Toi 2Sm8:9 Tou 1Chr18:9
Micha 2Sm9:12 Micah 1Chr8:34
Shobach 2Sm10:16 Shophach 1Chr19:16
Adoram 2Sm20:24 Hadoram 2Chr10:18
Sibbechai 2Sm21:18 Sibbecai 1Chr11:29
Dodo 2Sm23:9 Dodai 1Chr27:4
Shammah 2Sm23:25 Shammoth 1Chr11:27
Heleb 2Sm23:29 Heled 1Chr11:30
Ittai 2Sm23:29 Ithai 1Chr11:31
Hezrai 2Sm23:35 Hezro 1Chr11:37
Paarai 2Sm23:35 Naarai 1Chr11:37
Nahari 2Sm23:37 Naharai 1Chr11:39
Hiram 1Ki7:13 Huram 2Chr4:11

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Maachah 1Ki15:2, Michaiah 2Chr13:2
2Chr11:20
Imlah 1Ki22:8 Imla 2Chr18:7
Eliphelet 1Chr3:6 Elpalet 1Chr14:5
Shallum 1Chr6:12 Meshullam 1Chr9:11
1Chr6:23,
Ebiasaph Asaph 1Ch26:1
1Chr9:19
Berachiah 1Chr6:39 Berechiah 1Chr15:23
Aher 1Chr7:12 Aharah 1Chr8:1
Shomer 1Chr7:32 Shamer 1Chr7:34
Zacher 1Chr8:31 Zechariah 1Chr9:37
Shimeah 1Chr8:32 Shimeam 1Chr9:38
Tarea 1Chr8:35 Tahrea 1Chr9:41
Rapha 1Chr8:37 Rephaiah 1Chr9:43
Jaaziel 1Chr15:18 Aziel 1Chr15:20
Jehiel 1Chr15:18 Jehiah 1Chr15:24
1Chr23:8,
Jehiel Jehieli 1Chr26:21
1Chr29:8
Zina 1Chr23:10 Zizah 1Chr23:11
Shebuel 1Chr23:16 Shubael 1Chr24:20
Shelomith 1Chr23:18 Shelomoth 1Chr24:22
Jeriah 1Chr23:19 Jerijah 1Chr26:31
Micah 1Chr23:20 Michah 1Chr24:24
Shebuel 1Chr25:4 Shubael 1Chr25:20
Jerimoth 1Chr25:4 Jeremoth 1Chr25:22

3. Asuppim (1Chr26:15) means storehouse; it is not a name.

4. Shimei (1Chr23:10) is described as having different sons to Shimei


(1Chr23:9), who is first mentioned in Exo6:17. Therefore, two men
called Shimei are listed.

5. Isshiah (1Chr24:21) is thought by some sources to be the same as


Ishiah (1Chr7:3). However, the first appears to be a Levite, whereas the
second is of the tribe of Issachar. Therefore they are listed separately.

6. Jahaziel (1Chr16:6) is not thought to be the same as Jaaziel


(1Chr15:18).

7. Amram (1Chr24:20) is the father of Moses. His descendant Shubael


(Shebuel) is the son of Gersom, son of Moses (1Chr23:16). Amram is
not listed twice.

8. Elihu (1Chr27:18) is probably the same as Eliab (1Sam16:6) because it


says that he is "one of the brethren of David". Therefore, this name is
not included in the list.

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9. It is thought that Zelophehad (1Chr7:15), the second son of Machir is
the same person as Zelophehad son of Hepher, great grandson of
Machir. In both instances, Zelophehad is described as having only
daughters.

10. Two Kohathites called Uriel are thought to be the same (1Chr15:5,
1Chr6:24). Similarly, two Merirites called Asaiah are thought to be the
same (1Chr15:6, 1Chr6:30).

11. A singer called Asaph is referred to in 1Chr6:39 and 1Chr9:15 and is


only listed once. This singer is also referred to elsewhere.

12. Shimei (1Chr6:42) is a grandson of Gershon, whereas the man referred


to in Exo6:17 is a son of Gershom. They are listed separately.

13. Nathan (1Chr11:38), brother of a mighty man may be the same as


Nathan (2Sm23:36) father of a mighty man. However, they are listed
separately.

14. 1Chr8:6-7 lists three men, Naaman, Ahiah and Gera, which may be
descendants of Ehud rather than Bela (sources: Nave's Topical Index,
Holman's Bible Dictionary (Gera), GNB Bible; compare with KJV Bible).
All three are listed separately even though Bela has similarly named
sons, two of whom are first mentioned as descendants of Benjamin in
Ge46:21. Note that Ehud in 1Chr8:6 is different from other men in the
Bible called Ehud, and is possibly the same as Ehi (Ge46:21) and
Ahiram (Num26:38).

15. Sources suggest that Huppim (1Chr7:12 and Ge46:21) both refer to the
son of Benjamin, therefore his name is only listed once.

16. It is possible that Malchijah in 1Chr9:12 and 1Chr24:9 is the same man
(Holman's). However, they are listed separately (Nave, Easton's).

17. Some sources give one Mattithiah in 1Chr15/16/25, and some give two.
It is possible that the musician in 1Chr25 is separate from the one in
1Chr15, and it is possible that the porter in 1Chr15:18 is separate from
the musician in 1Chr15:21. To resolve this, one is listed for 1Chr15:18,
and one is listed for 1Chr25:3.

18. It is possible that Jehoiada (1Chr12:27) leader of the Aaronites could


be the same as the father of Benaiah (2Sm8:18), but they are listed
separately.

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19. There are several references to people called Elkanah in 1Chr6. This is
how they are listed:

 Exo6:24 refers to Elkanah son of Korah.


 1Chr6:23 refers to Elkanah son of Kohath (a different Elkanah).
 In 1Chr6:25, there is a different Elkanah who is repeated in
1Chr6:36 with Amasa his son.
 Elkanah (1Chr6:26) is the same as Elkanah (1Chr6:35) and is a
descendant of Elkanah (1Chr6:25) and an ancestor of Elkanah
(1Sm1:1).

20. It is thought that the following names refer to one person in these
verses:

 Gera: Ge46:21 and 1Chr8:3.


 Naaman: Ge46:21 and 1Chr8:4.
 Azmaveth: 2Sam23:31, 1Chr11:33 and 1Chr12:3.
 Elhanan: 2Sm21:19 and 1Chr20:5.
 Azariah: 1Chr6:13 and 1Chr9:11.
 Heman: 1Chr6:33 and 1Chr15:17.
 Hashabiah: 1Chr25:3 and 1Chr25:19.
 Hashabiah: 1Chr26:30 and 1Chr27:17.
 Obededom: 2Sm6:10, 1Chr15:21 and 1Chr15:18.

1333. elkanah (4) 1Chr6:25


1334. amasai 1Chr6:25
1335. ahimoth 1Chr6:25
1336. elkanah (5) 1Chr6:26
1337. zophai 1Chr6:26
1338. nahath (2) 1Chr6:26
1339. vashni 1Chr6:28
1340. libni (2) 1Chr6:29
1341. shimei (7) 1Chr6:29
1342. uzza (2) 1Chr6:29
1343. shimea 1Chr6:30
1344. haggiah 1Chr6:30
1345. asaiah (2) 1Chr6:30
1346. heman (2) 1Chr6:33
1347. mahath 1Chr6:35
1348. joel (5) 1Chr6:36
1349. azariah (8) 1Chr6:36
1350. zephaniah (2) 1Chr6:36
1351. asaph (2) 1Chr6:39
1352. berachiah 1Chr6:39

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1353. shimea (2) 1Chr6:39
1354. michael (4) 1Chr6:40
1355. baaseiah 1Chr6:40
1356. malchiah 1Chr6:40
1357. ethni 1Chr6:41
1358. zerah (4) 1Chr6:41
1359. adaiah (2) 1Chr6:41
1360. ethan (2) 1Chr6:42
1361. zimmah (2) 1Chr6:42
1362. shimei (8) 1Chr6:42
1363. ethan (3) 1Chr6:44
1364. kishi 1Chr6:44
1365. abdi 1Chr6:44
1366. malluch 1Chr6:44
1367. hashabiah 1Chr6:45
1368. amaziah (3) 1Chr6:45
1369. hilkiah (3) 1Chr6:45
1370. amzi 1Chr6:46
1371. bani (2) 1Chr6:46
1372. shamer 1Chr6:46
1373. mahli 1Chr6:47
1374. uzzi (2) 1Chr7:2
1375. rephaiah (3) 1Chr7:2
1376. jeriel 1Chr7:2
1377. jahmai 1Chr7:2
1378. jibsam 1Chr7:2
1379. shemuel (2) 1Chr7:2
1380. izrahiah 1Chr7:3
1381. michael (5) 1Chr7:3
1382. obadiah (3) 1Chr7:3
1383. joel (6) 1Chr7:3
1384. ishiah 1Chr7:3
1385. jediael 1Chr7:6
1386. ezbon (2) 1Chr7:7
1387. uzzi (3) 1Chr7:7
1388. uzziel (3) 1Chr7:7
1389. jerimoth 1Chr7:7
1390. iri 1Chr7:7
1391. zemira 1Chr7:8
1392. joash (6) 1Chr7:8
1393. eliezer (3) 1Chr7:8
1394. elioenai (3) 1Chr7:8
1395. omri (2) 1Chr7:8
1396. jerimoth (2) 1Chr7:8

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1397. abiah (3) 1Chr7:8
1398. anathoth 1Chr7:8
1399. alameth 1Chr7:8
1400. bilhan (2) 1Chr7:10
1401. jeush (2) 1Chr7:10
1402. benjamin (2) 1Chr7:10
1403. ehud (2) 1Chr7:10
1404. chenaanah (2) 1Chr7:10
1405. zethan 1Chr7:10
1406. tharshish 1Chr7:10
1407. ahishahar 1Chr7:10
1408. shuppim 1Chr7:12
1409. ir 1Chr7:12
1410. hushim (2) 1Chr7:12
1411. aher 1Chr7:12
1412. maachah (5) 1Chr7:15
1413. peresh 1Chr7:16
1414. sheresh 1Chr7:16
1415. ulam 1Chr7:16
1416. rakem 1Chr7:16
1417. bedan (2) 1Chr7:17
1418. hammoleketh 1Chr7:18
1419. ishod 1Chr7:18
1420. abiezer (3) 1Chr7:18
1421. mahalah 1Chr7:18
1422. ahian 1Chr7:19
1423. shechem (3) 1Chr7:19
1424. likhi 1Chr7:19
1425. aniam 1Chr7:19
1426. bered 1Chr7:20
1427. tahath (2) 1Chr7:20
1428. eladah 1Chr7:20
1429. tahath (3) 1Chr7:20
1430. zabad (2) 1Chr7:21
1431. shuthelah (2) 1Chr7:21
1432. ezer (3) 1Chr7:21
1433. elead 1Chr7:21
1434. beriah (2) 1Chr7:23
1435. sherah 1Chr7:24
1436. rephah 1Chr7:25
1437. resheph 1Chr7:25
1438. telah 1Chr7:25
1439. tahan (2) 1Chr7:25
1440. laadan 1Chr7:26

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1441. imnah 1Chr7:30
1442. birzavith 1Chr7:31
1443. japhlet 1Chr7:32
1444. shomer (2) 1Chr7:32
1445. hotham 1Chr7:32
1446. shua 1Chr7:32
1447. pasach 1Chr7:33
1448. bimhal 1Chr7:33
1449. ashvath 1Chr7:33
1450. ahi (2) 1Chr7:34
1451. rohgah 1Chr7:34
1452. jehubbah 1Chr7:34
1453. aram (3) 1Chr7:34
1454. helem 1Chr7:35
1455. zophah 1Chr7:35
1456. imna 1Chr7:35
1457. shelesh 1Chr7:35
1458. amal 1Chr7:35
1459. suah 1Chr7:36
1460. harnepher 1Chr7:36
1461. shual 1Chr7:36
1462. beri 1Chr7:36
1463. imrah 1Chr7:36
1464. bezer 1Chr7:37
1465. hod 1Chr7:37
1466. shamma 1Chr7:37
1467. shilshah 1Chr7:37
1468. ithran (2) 1Chr7:37
1469. beera 1Chr7:37
1470. jether (5) 1Chr7:38
1471. jephunneh (2) 1Chr7:38
1472. pispah 1Chr7:38
1473. ara 1Chr7:38
1474. ulla 1Chr7:39
1475. arah 1Chr7:39
1476. haniel 1Chr7:39
1477. rezia 1Chr7:39
1478. nohah 1Chr8:2
1479. rapha 1Chr8:2
1480. addar 1Chr8:3
1481. abihud 1Chr8:3
1482. abishua (2) 1Chr8:4
1483. ahoah 1Chr8:4
1484. gera (3) 1Chr8:5

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1485. shephuphan 1Chr8:5
1486. huram 1Chr8:5
1487. ehud (3) 1Chr8:6
1488. naaman (3) 1Chr8:7
1489. ahiah (3) 1Chr8:7
1490. gera (4) 1Chr8:7
1491. uzza (3) 1Chr8:7
1492. ahihud (2) 1Chr8:7
1493. shaharaim 1Chr8:8
1494. hushim (3) 1Chr8:8
1495. baara 1Chr8:8
1496. hodesh 1Chr8:9
1497. jobab (4) 1Chr8:9
1498. zibia 1Chr8:9
1499. mesha (3) 1Chr8:9
1500. malcham 1Chr8:9
1501. jeuz 1Chr8:10
1502. shachia 1Chr8:10
1503. mirma 1Chr8:10
1504. abitub 1Chr8:11
1505. elpaal 1Chr8:11
1506. eber (2) 1Chr8:12
1507. misham 1Chr8:12
1508. shamed 1Chr8:12
1509. beriah (3) 1Chr8:13
1510. shema (2) 1Chr8:13
1511. ahio (2) 1Chr8:14
1512. shashak 1Chr8:14
1513. jeremoth 1Chr8:14
1514. zebadiah 1Chr8:15
1515. arad 1Chr8:15
1516. ader 1Chr8:15
1517. michael (6) 1Chr8:16
1518. ispah 1Chr8:16
1519. joha 1Chr8:16
1520. zebadiah (2) 1Chr8:17
1521. meshullam (4) 1Chr8:17
1522. hezeki 1Chr8:17
1523. heber (5) 1Chr8:17
1524. ishmerai 1Chr8:18
1525. jezliah 1Chr8:18
1526. jobab (5) 1Chr8:18
1527. jakim 1Chr8:19
1528. zichri (2) 1Chr8:19

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1529. zabdi (2) 1Chr8:19
1530. elienai 1Chr8:20
1531. zilthai 1Chr8:20
1532. eliel (2) 1Chr8:20
1533. adaiah (3) 1Chr8:21
1534. beraiah 1Chr8:21
1535. shimrath 1Chr8:21
1536. shimhi 1Chr8:21
1537. ishpan 1Chr8:22
1538. heber (6) 1Chr8:22
1539. eliel (3) 1Chr8:22
1540. abdon (2) 1Chr8:23
1541. zichri (3) 1Chr8:23
1542. hanan 1Chr8:23
1543. hananiah (2) 1Chr8:24
1544. elam (2) 1Chr8:24
1545. antothijah 1Chr8:24
1546. iphedeiah 1Chr8:25
1547. penuel (2) 1Chr8:25
1548. shamsherai 1Chr8:26
1549. shehariah 1Chr8:26
1550. athaliah (2) 1Chr8:26
1551. jaresiah 1Chr8:27
1552. eliah 1Chr8:27
1553. zichri (4) 1Chr8:27
1554. jeroham (2) 1Chr8:27
1555. maachah (6) 1Chr8:29
1556. abdon (3) 1Chr8:30
1557. zur (2) 1Chr8:30
1558. kish (2) 1Chr8:30
1559. baal (2) 1Chr8:30
1560. nadab (4) 1Chr8:30
1561. gedor 1Chr8:31
1562. ahio (3) 1Chr8:31
1563. zacher 1Chr8:31
1564. mikloth 1Chr8:32
1565. shimeah 1Chr8:32
1566. eshbaal 1Chr8:33
1567. meribbaal 1Chr8:34
1568. pithon 1Chr8:35
1569. melech 1Chr8:35
1570. tarea 1Chr8:35
1571. ahaz (2) 1Chr8:35
1572. jehoadah 1Chr8:36

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1573. alemeth 1Chr8:36
1574. azmaveth (2) 1Chr8:36
1575. zimri (4) 1Chr8:36
1576. moza (2) 1Chr8:36
1577. binea 1Chr8:37
1578. rapha (2) 1Chr8:37
1579. eleasah (2) 1Chr8:37
1580. azel 1Chr8:37
1581. azrikam (2) 1Chr8:38
1582. bocheru 1Chr8:38
1583. ishmael (3) 1Chr8:38
1584. sheariah 1Chr8:38
1585. obadiah (4) 1Chr8:38
1586. hanan (2) 1Chr8:38
1587. eshek 1Chr8:39
1588. ulam (2) 1Chr8:39
1589. jehush 1Chr8:39
1590. eliphelet (3) 1Chr8:39
1591. uthai 1Chr9:4
1592. ammihud (5) 1Chr9:4
1593. omri (3) 1Chr9:4
1594. imri 1Chr9:4
1595. bani (3) 1Chr9:4
1596. asaiah (3) 1Chr9:5
1597. jeuel 1Chr9:6
1598. sallu 1Chr9:7
1599. meshullam (5) 1Chr9:7
1600. hodaviah (2) 1Chr9:7
1601. hasenuah 1Chr9:7
1602. ibneiah 1Chr9:8
1603. jeroham (3) 1Chr9:8
1604. elah (6) 1Chr9:8
1605. uzzi (4) 1Chr9:8
1606. michri 1Chr9:8
1607. meshullam (6) 1Chr9:8
1608. shephathiah 1Chr9:8
1609. reuel (3) 1Chr9:8
1610. ibnijah 1Chr9:8
1611. jedaiah (2) 1Chr9:10
1612. jehoiarib 1Chr9:10
1613. jachin (2) 1Chr9:10
1614. meraioth (2) 1Chr9:11
1615. adaiah (4) 1Chr9:12
1616. jeroham (4) 1Chr9:12

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1617. pashur 1Chr9:12
1618. malchijah 1Chr9:12
1619. maasiai 1Chr9:12
1620. adiel (2) 1Chr9:12
1621. jahzerah 1Chr9:12
1622. meshullam (7) 1Chr9:12
1623. meshillemith 1Chr9:12
1624. immer 1Chr9:12
1625. shemaiah (5) 1Chr9:14
1626. hasshub 1Chr9:14
1627. azrikam (3) 1Chr9:14
1628. hashabiah (2) 1Chr9:14
1629. bakbakkar 1Chr9:15
1630. heresh 1Chr9:15
1631. galal 1Chr9:15
1632. mattaniah (2) 1Chr9:15
1633. micah (3) 1Chr9:15
1634. zichri (5) 1Chr9:15
1635. obadiah (5) 1Chr9:16
1636. shemaiah (6) 1Chr9:16
1637. galal (2) 1Chr9:16
1638. jeduthun 1Chr9:16
1639. berechiah (2) 1Chr9:16
1640. asa (2) 1Chr9:16
1641. elkanah (6) 1Chr9:16
1642. shallum (7) 1Chr9:17
1643. akkub (2) 1Chr9:17
1644. talmon 1Chr9:17
1645. ahiman (2) 1Chr9:17
1646. kore 1Chr9:19
1647. zechariah (2) 1Chr9:21
1648. meshelemiah 1Chr9:21
1649. mattithiah 1Chr9:31
1650. jehiel 1Chr9:35
1651. jarah 1Chr9:42
1652. jashobeam 1Chr11:11
1653. ilai 1Chr11:29
1654. hurai 1Chr11:32
1655. abiel (2) 1Chr11:32
1656. hashem 1Chr11:34
1657. shage 1Chr11:34
1658. sacar 1Chr11:35
1659. eliphal 1Chr11:35
1660. ur 1Chr11:35

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1661. hepher (3) 1Chr11:36
1662. ahijah (4) 1Chr11:36
1663. ezbai 1Chr11:37
1664. joel (7) 1Chr11:38
1665. nathan (4) 1Chr11:38
1666. mibhar 1Chr11:38
1667. haggeri 1Chr11:38
1668. zabad (3) 1Chr11:41
1669. ahlai (2) 1Chr11:41
1670. adina 1Chr11:42
1671. shiza 1Chr11:42
1672. hanan (3) 1Chr11:43
1673. maachah (7) 1Chr11:43
1674. joshaphat 1Chr11:43
1675. uzzia 1Chr11:44
1676. shama 1Chr11:44
1677. jehiel (2) 1Chr11:44
1678. hothan 1Chr11:44
1679. jediael (2) 1Chr11:45
1680. shimri (2) 1Chr11:45
1681. joha (2) 1Chr11:45
1682. eliel (4) 1Chr11:46
1683. jeribai 1Chr11:46
1684. joshaviah 1Chr11:46
1685. elnaam 1Chr11:46
1686. ithmah 1Chr11:46
1687. eliel (5) 1Chr11:47
1688. obed (3) 1Chr11:47
1689. jasiel 1Chr11:47
1690. ahiezer 1Chr12:3
1691. joash (7) 1Chr12:3
1692. shemaah 1Chr12:3
1693. jeziel 1Chr12:3
1694. pelet (2) 1Chr12:3
1695. berachah 1Chr12:3
1696. jehu (5) 1Chr12:3
1697. ismaiah 1Chr12:4
1698. jeremiah (3) 1Chr12:4
1699. jahaziel 1Chr12:4
1700. johanan (5) 1Chr12:4
1701. josabad 1Chr12:4
1702. eluzai 1Chr12:5
1703. jerimoth (3) 1Chr12:5
1704. bealiah 1Chr12:5

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1705. shemariah 1Chr12:5
1706. shephatiah (2) 1Chr12:5
1707. elkanah (7) 1Chr12:6
1708. jesiah 1Chr12:6
1709. azareel 1Chr12:6
1710. joezer 1Chr12:6
1711. jashobeam (2) 1Chr12:6
1712. joelah 1Chr12:7
1713. zebadiah (3) 1Chr12:7
1714. jeroham (5) 1Chr12:7
1715. ezer (4) 1Chr12:9
1716. obadiah (6) 1Chr12:9
1717. eliab (4) 1Chr12:9
1718. mishmannah 1Chr12:10
1719. jeremiah (4) 1Chr12:10
1720. attai (2) 1Chr12:11
1721. eliel (6) 1Chr12:11
1722. johanan (6) 1Chr12:12
1723. elzabad 1Chr12:12
1724. jeremiah (5) 1Chr12:13
1725. machbanai 1Chr12:13
1726. amasai (2) 1Chr12:18
1727. adnah 1Chr12:20
1728. jozabad 1Chr12:20
1729. jediael (3) 1Chr12:20
1730. michael (7) 1Chr12:20
1731. jozabad (2) 1Chr12:20
1732. elihu (2) 1Chr12:20
1733. zilthai (2) 1Chr12:20
1734. jehoiada (3) 1Chr12:27
1735. zadok (4) 1Chr12:28
1736. chidon 1Chr13:9
1737. joel (8) 1Chr15:7
1738. shemaiah (7) 1Chr15:8
1739. eliel (7) 1Chr15:9
1740. amminadab (3) 1Chr15:10
1741. kushaiah 1Chr15:17
1742. zechariah (3) 1Chr15:18
1743. ben 1Chr15:18
1744. jaaziel 1Chr15:18
1745. shemiramoth 1Chr15:18
1746. jehiel (3) 1Chr15:18
1747. unni 1Chr15:18
1748. eliab (5) 1Chr15:18

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1749. benaiah (4) 1Chr15:18
1750. maaseiah 1Chr15:18
1751. mattithiah (2) 1Chr15:18
1752. elipheleh 1Chr15:18
1753. mikneiah 1Chr15:18
1754. jeiel (2) 1Chr15:18
1755. azaziah 1Chr15:21
1756. chenaniah 1Chr15:22
1757. elkanah (8) 1Chr15:23
1758. shebaniah 1Chr15:24
1759. jehoshaphat (5) 1Chr15:24
1760. nethaneel (3) 1Chr15:24
1761. amasai (3) 1Chr15:24
1762. benaiah (5) 1Chr15:24
1763. eliezer (4) 1Chr15:24
1764. jeiel (3) 1Chr16:5
1765. jahaziel (2) 1Chr16:6
1766. obededom (2) 1Chr16:38
1767. jeduthun (2) 1Chr16:38
1768. hosah 1Chr16:38
1769. hadoram (2) 1Chr18:10
1770. shavsha 1Chr18:16
1771. sippai 1Chr20:4
1772. jair (3) 1Chr20:5
1773. lahmi 1Chr20:5
1774. ornan 1Chr21:15
1775. laadan (2) 1Chr23:7
1776. jehiel (4) 1Chr23:8
1777. zetham 1Chr23:8
1778. joel (9) 1Chr23:8
1779. shelomith (3) 1Chr23:9
1780. haziel 1Chr23:9
1781. haran (3) 1Chr23:9
1782. shimei (9) 1Chr23:10
1783. jahath (3) 1Chr23:10
1784. zina 1Chr23:10
1785. jeush (3) 1Chr23:10
1786. beriah (4) 1Chr23:10
1787. shebuel 1Chr23:16
1788. rehabiah 1Chr23:17
1789. shelomith (4) 1Chr23:18
1790. jeriah 1Chr23:19
1791. amariah (3) 1Chr23:19
1792. jahaziel (3) 1Chr23:19

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1793. jekameam 1Chr23:19
1794. micah (4) 1Chr23:20
1795. jesiah (2) 1Chr23:20
1796. eleazar (4) 1Chr23:21
1797. kish (3) 1Chr23:21
1798. eder 1Chr23:23
1799. jeremoth (2) 1Chr23:23
1800. shemaiah (8) 1Chr24:6
1801. nethaneel (4) 1Chr24:6
1802. jehoiarib (2) 1Chr24:7
1803. jedaiah (3) 1Chr24:7
1804. harim 1Chr24:8
1805. seorim 1Chr24:8
1806. malchijah (2) 1Chr24:9
1807. mijamin 1Chr24:9
1808. hakkoz 1Chr24:10
1809. abijah (2) 1Chr24:10
1810. jeshuah 1Chr24:11
1811. shecaniah 1Chr24:11
1812. eliashib (2) 1Chr24:12
1813. jakim (2) 1Chr24:12
1814. huppah 1Chr24:13
1815. jeshebeab 1Chr24:13
1816. bilgah 1Chr24:14
1817. immer (2) 1Chr24:14
1818. hezir 1Chr24:15
1819. aphses 1Chr24:15
1820. pethahiah 1Chr24:16
1821. jehezekel 1Chr24:16
1822. jachin (3) 1Chr24:17
1823. gamul 1Chr24:17
1824. delaiah 1Chr24:18
1825. maaziah 1Chr24:18
1826. jehdeiah 1Chr24:20
1827. isshiah 1Chr24:21
1828. jahath (4) 1Chr24:22
1829. shamir 1Chr24:24
1830. isshiah (2) 1Chr24:25
1831. zechariah (4) 1Chr24:25
1832. jaaziah 1Chr24:26
1833. beno 1Chr24:26
1834. shoham 1Chr24:27
1835. zaccur (2) 1Chr24:27
1836. ibri 1Chr24:27

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1837. jerahmeel (2) 1Chr24:29
1838. zaccur (3) 1Chr25:2
1839. joseph (3) 1Chr25:2
1840. nethaniah (2) 1Chr25:2
1841. asarelah 1Chr25:2
1842. gedaliah (2) 1Chr25:3
1843. zeri 1Chr25:3
1844. jeshaiah 1Chr25:3
1845. hashabiah (3) 1Chr25:3
1846. mattithiah (3) 1Chr25:3
1847. bukkiah 1Chr25:4
1848. mattaniah (3) 1Chr25:4
1849. uzziel (4) 1Chr25:4
1850. shebuel (2) 1Chr25:4
1851. jerimoth (4) 1Chr25:4
1852. hananiah (3) 1Chr25:4
1853. hanani (2) 1Chr25:4
1854. eliathah 1Chr25:4
1855. giddalti 1Chr25:4
1856. romamtiezer 1Chr25:4
1857. joshbekashah 1Chr25:4
1858. mallothi 1Chr25:4
1859. hothir 1Chr25:4
1860. mahazioth 1Chr25:4
1861. izri 1Chr25:11
1862. jesharelah 1Chr25:14
1863. shimei (10) 1Chr25:17
1864. azareel (2) 1Chr25:18
1865. jediael (4) 1Chr26:2
1866. zebadiah (4) 1Chr26:2
1867. jathniel 1Chr26:2
1868. elam (3) 1Chr26:3
1869. jehohanan 1Chr26:3
1870. elioenai (4) 1Chr26:3
1871. shemaiah (9) 1Chr26:4
1872. jehozabad (2) 1Chr26:4
1873. joah (3) 1Chr26:4
1874. sacar (2) 1Chr26:4
1875. nethaneel (5) 1Chr26:4
1876. ammiel (4) 1Chr26:5
1877. issachar (2) 1Chr26:5
1878. peulthai 1Chr26:5
1879. othni 1Chr26:7
1880. rephael 1Chr26:7

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1881. obed (4) 1Chr26:7
1882. elzabad (2) 1Chr26:7
1883. elihu (3) 1Chr26:7
1884. semachiah 1Chr26:7
1885. simri 1Chr26:10
1886. hilkiah (4) 1Chr26:11
1887. tebaliah 1Chr26:11
1888. zechariah (5) 1Chr26:11
1889. shelemiah 1Chr26:14
1890. zechariah (6) 1Chr26:14
1891. shuppim (2) 1Chr26:16
1892. ahijah (5) 1Chr26:20
1893. jeshaiah (2) 1Chr26:25
1894. joram (2) 1Chr26:25
1895. zichri (6) 1Chr26:25
1896. shelomith (5) 1Chr26:25
1897. chenaniah (2) 1Chr26:29
1898. hashabiah (4) 1Chr26:30
1899. zabdiel 1Chr27:2
1900. mikloth (2) 1Chr27:4
1901. ammizabad 1Chr27:6
1902. zebadiah (5) 1Chr27:7
1903. shamhuth 1Chr27:8
1904. heldai 1Chr27:15
1905. eliezer (5) 1Chr27:16
1906. zichri (7) 1Chr27:16
1907. shephatiah (3) 1Chr27:16
1908. maachah (8) 1Chr27:16
1909. kemuel (3) 1Chr27:17
1910. omri (4) 1Chr27:18
1911. michael (8) 1Chr27:18
1912. ishmaiah 1Chr27:19
1913. obadiah (7) 1Chr27:19
1914. jerimoth (5) 1Chr27:19
1915. azriel (2) 1Chr27:19
1916. hoshea (2) 1Chr27:20
1917. azaziah (2) 1Chr27:20
1918. joel (10) 1Chr27:20
1919. pedaiah (3) 1Chr27:20
1920. iddo (3) 1Chr27:21
1921. zechariah (7) 1Chr27:21
1922. jaasiel 1Chr27:21
1923. abner (2) 1Chr27:21
1924. azareel (3) 1Chr27:22

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1925. jeroham (6) 1Chr27:22
1926. azmaveth (3) 1Chr27:25
1927. adiel (3) 1Chr27:25
1928. jehonathan 1Chr27:25
1929. uzziah (3) 1Chr27:25
1930. ezri 1Chr27:26
1931. chelub (2) 1Chr27:26
1932. shimei (11) 1Chr27:27
1933. zabdi (3) 1Chr27:27
1934. baalhanan (2) 1Chr27:28
1935. joash (8) 1Chr27:28
1936. shitrai 1Chr27:29
1937. shaphat (5) 1Chr27:29
1938. adlai 1Chr27:29
1939. obil 1Chr27:30
1940. jehdeiah (2) 1Chr27:30
1941. jaziz 1Chr27:31
1942. jonathan (7) 1Chr27:32
1943. jehiel (5) 1Chr27:32
1944. hachmoni 1Chr27:32
1945. jehoiada (4) 1Chr27:34
1946. benaiah (6) 1Chr27:34
1947. iddo (4) 2Chr9:29
1948. mahalath (2) 2Chr11:18
1949. jerimoth (6) 2Chr11:18
1950. abihail (4) 2Chr11:18
1951. jeush (4) 2Chr11:19
1952. shamariah 2Chr11:19
1953. zaham 2Chr11:19
1954. attai (3) 2Chr11:20
1955. ziza (2) 2Chr11:20
1956. shelomith (6) 2Chr11:20
1957. uriel (2) 2Chr13:2
1958. zerah (5) 2Chr14:9
1959. azariah (10) 2Chr15:1
1960. oded 2Chr15:1
1961. hanani (3) 2Chr16:7
1962. benhail 2Chr17:7
1963. obadiah (8) 2Chr17:7
1964. zechariah (8) 2Chr17:7
1965. nethaneel (6) 2Chr17:7
1966. michaiah (2) 2Chr17:7
1967. shemaiah (10) 2Chr17:8
1968. nethaniah (3) 2Chr17:8

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1969. zebadiah (6) 2Chr17:8
1970. asahel (2) 2Chr17:8
1971. shemiramoth (2) 2Chr17:8
1972. jehonathan (2) 2Chr17:8
1973. adonijah (2) 2Chr17:8
1974. tobijah 2Chr17:8
1975. tobadonijah 2Chr17:8
1976. elishama (5) 2Chr17:8
1977. jehoram (3) 2Chr17:8
1978. adnah (2) 2Chr17:14
1979. jehohanan (2) 2Chr17:15
1980. amasiah 2Chr17:16
1981. zichri (8) 2Chr17:16
1982. eliada (2) 2Chr17:17
1983. jehozabad (3) 2Chr17:18
1984. amariah (4) 2Chr19:11
1985. zebadiah (7) 2Chr19:11
1986. ishmael (4) 2Chr19:11
1987. jahaziel (4) 2Chr20:14
1988. zechariah (9) 2Chr20:14
1989. benaiah (7) 2Chr20:14
1990. jeiel (4) 2Chr20:14
1991. mattaniah (4) 2Chr20:14
1992. eliezer (6) 2Chr20:37
1993. dodavah 2Chr20:37
1994. azariah (11) 2Chr21:2
1995. jehiel (6) 2Chr21:2
1996. zechariah (10) 2Chr21:2
1997. azariah (12) 2Chr21:2
1998. michael (9) 2Chr21:2

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The Fourth Beast: Haman (A Parable about Paul)
The fourth beast is Haman, who is described in the chapter about Esther as a
representation of Paul who wanted to wipe out the Jews (who represent
followers of Jesus). His name is the 2664th in the Bible (4 x 666 = 2664, the
fourth beast). This is in agreement with the last of the four beasts in Daniel
Chapter 7. The fourth beast was terrifying and broke everything into pieces
and stamped on the residue with its feet. It had ten horns on its head, and
one horn came up and made three of them fall. This horn had eyes and a
mouth boasting proudly. This horn made war on God's people and
conquered them. I believe the ten horns represent the Ten Commandments,
the three that fall are the Trinity and the one horn that boasts is Paul who
sets up the church institution that wages war on God's people and conquers
them. Paul reforms something similar to Jewish Law (and supports the Ten
Commandments by the implications of his teachings), which is in opposition
to following Jesus.

The list below shows the names of people in the Bible from the 1999th to the
2664th name, using the rules specified in the chapter about Solomon. The
following points were taken into account when compiling this list:

1. People with two or more different names and people who are renamed
are listed separately. This applies to the following names:

2Chr21:17;
Ahaziah 2Ki8:24 Jehoahaz
2Chr25:23
Jozachar 2Ki12:21 Zabad 2Chr24:26
Shomer 2Ki12:21 Shimrith 2Chr24:26
Achbor 2Ki22:12 Abdon 2Chr34:20
Salathiel 1Chr3:17 Shealtiel Ezra3:2
Zerubbabel 1Chr3:19 Sheshbazzar Ezra1:8
Jahzerah 1Chr9:12 Ahasai Neh 11:13
Maasiai 1Chr9:12 Amashai Neh11:13
Obadiah 1Chr9:16 Abda Neh11:17
Mizpar Ezra2:2 Mispereth Neh7:7
Reelaiah Ezra2:2 Raamiah Neh7:7
Bani Ezra2:10 Binnui Neh7:15
Ahasuerus Ezra4:6 Artaxerxes Ezra4:7
Geshem Neh2:19 Gashmu Neh6:6
Hadassah Est2:7 Esther Est2:7

2. People with different but similar names are not included as separate
names. This applies to the following names:

Ahaziah 2Ki8:24 Azariah 2Chr22:6


Jehosheba 2Ki11:2 Jehoshabeath 2Chr22:11

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Jecholiah 2Ki15:2 Jecoliah 2Chr26:3
Abi 2Ki18:2 Abijah 2Chr29:1
Zachariah 2Ki18:2 Zechariah 2Chr29:1
Michaiah 2Ki22:12 Micah 2Chr34:20
Asahiah 2Ki22:12 Asaiah 2Chr34:20
Harhas 2Ki22:14 Hasrah 2Chr34:22
Tikvah 2Ki22:14 Tikvath 2Chr34:22
1Chr6:13,
Azariah Seraiah Neh11:11
Ezra7:1
Jehozadak 1Chr6:14 Jozadak Ezra3:2
Asaiah 1Chr9:5 Maaseiah Neh11:5
Malchijah 1Chr9:12 Malchiah Neh11:12
Meshillemith 1Chr9:12 Meshillemoth Neh11:13
Hasshub 1Chr9:14 Hashub Neh11:15
Shemaiah 1Chr9:16 Shammua Neh11:17
Hakkoz 1Chr24:10 Koz Ezra2:61
Jeshuah 1Chr24:11 Jeshua Ezra2:36
Jerushah 2Chr27:1 Jerusha 2Ki15:33
Rehum Ezra2:2 Nehum Neh7:7
Neh7:7,
Seraiah Ezra2:2 Azariah Neh10:2,
Neh12:33
Parosh Ezra2:3 Pharosh Ezra8:3
Adonikam Ezra2:13 Adonijah Neh10:16
Hezekiah Ezra2:16 Hizkijah Neh10:17
Senaah Ezra2:35 Hassenaah Neh3:3
Hodaviah Ezra2:40 Hodevah Neh7:43
Siaha Ezra2:44 Sia Neh7:47
Paseah Ezra2:49 Phaseah Neh7:51
Mehunim Ezra2:50 Meunim Neh7:52
Nephusim Ezra2:50 Nephishesim Neh7:52
Bazluth Ezra2:52 Bazlith Neh7:54
Thamah Ezra2:53 Tamah Neh7:55
Peruda Ezra2:55 Perida Neh7:57
Jaalah Ezra2:56 Jaala Neh7:58
Ami Ezra2:57 Amon Neh7:59
Addan Ezra2:59 Addon Neh7:61
Uriah Ezra8:33 Urijah Neh3:4
Kelaiah Ezra10:23 Kelita Ezra10:23
Malchiah Ezra10:31 Malchijah Neh3:11
Halohesh Neh3:12 Hallohesh Neh10:24
Ginnethon Neh10:6 Ginnetho Neh12:4
Neh12:5,
Bilgai Neh10:8 Bilgah
Neh12:18

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Azareel Neh11:13 Azarael Neh12:36
Maadiah Neh12:5 Moadiah Neh12:17
Sallu Neh12:7 Sallai Neh12:20
Jonathan Neh12:11 Johanan Neh12:22
Bigtha Est1:10 Bigthan Est2:21
Harbona Est1:10 Harbonah Est7:9
Hege Est2:3 Hegai Est2:8

3. The following are probably place names and are not included:

 Magbish (Ezra2:30)
 Telharsa (Ezra2:59)
 Telmelah (Ezra2:59)

4. The name list in 1Chr9:12 is very similar to that of Neh11:12. Similar


names are not repeated (Adaiah, Jeroham, Malchia, Pashur, Immer
and Meshillemoth).

5. The descendant list in 1Chr9:15 is very similar to Neh11:17 and


Neh12:35; the only main difference is the name of the son of Asaph
(Zichri, Zabdi and Zaccur respectively). These names are all listed, but
Mattaniah and Micah/Micha/Michaiah are only listed once. Note that
Zaccur is first mentioned in 1Chr25:2.

6. Harim (Ezra10:31, Neh3:11) could be a town called Charim near Joppa.


However, Harim is described as having sons, so is included as a name.

7. Barzillai (Ezra2:61) is an ancestor of a clan who took the name of


Barzillai (2Sm17:27). His name is listed separately.

8. Necho (2Chr35:20) is not included, because Pharaohnecho and


Pharaoh have already been listed (which count as a name and a title,
even though Pharaohnecho contains both).

9. There are two sets of Benjaminites called Sallu the son of Meshullam
(Neh11:7; 1Ch9:7), but they have different ancestry and are listed
separately.

10. Conaniah and Shemaiah (2Chr35:9) are thought to be different people


from Cononiah and Shimei (2Chr31:12).

11. Azariah son of Obed (2Chr23:1) and Azariah son of Oded (2Chr15:1)
are not thought to be the same people.

12. Parosh (Neh3:25) is thought to be different from a man of the same


name in Ezra2:3.

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13. Esther 2:5-6 implies that Mordecai was carried away into captivity
(Ezra2:2), but it is probably one of his ancestors who were placed in
captivity (sources suggest that the man referred to in Ezra2:2 would be
too old to appear in Esther).

14. There are two sets of Kohathites, Mahath son of Amasai (1Chr6:35 and
2Chr29:12) and two sets of Joah son of Zimmah (1Chr6:20,
2Chr29:12). However, sources say these are probably different people,
and they are listed separately. Similarly, Kish (2Chr29:12) and Kishi
(1Chr6:44) (both son of Abdi) are listed separately along with a
Kohathite called Azariah.

15. There are four references to 'Shemaiah' in Neh12:34-42. The


assumption is made that there are two men called Shemaiah because
there are two men described as following the princes of Judah;
Neh12:33 and Neh12:35. The priest in Neh12:35 is first mentioned in
Neh12:34 as having a son.

16. Three people called Mattaniah (1Chr9:15, 2Chr20:14 and 2Chr29:13)


are thought to be different people even though they are all descendants
of Asaph.

17. Seraiah (Ezra7:1), the father of Ezra is probably the same as the chief
priest taken into exile (2Ki25:18) and is not listed separately.

18. The following people are thought to be the same and included only
once in the list. The Easton's Bible Dictionary, Holman's Bible
Dictionary and Nave's Topical Index were used to determine the names
that refer to the same people. A reductionist approach has been used
(ie. where at least 2 sources agree that a name refers to the same
person, it is only listed once; where there is significant disagreement or
little evidence from sources then names are listed only once if it looks
plausible from the text).

 Abijah: Neh10:7, Neh12:4 and Neh12:17.


 Akkub: 1Chr9:17, Ezra2:42, Neh7:45, Neh11:19 and Neh12:25
 Amariah: Neh12:13, Neh12:2 and Neh10:3.
 Amok: Neh12:20 and 12:7.
 Anaiah: Neh10:22 and Neh8:4.
 Arah: Neh6:18 and Ezra2:5.
 Azariah: Ezra7:3 and 1Chr6:10.
 Azgad: Ezra2:12 and Ezra8:12.
 Azrikam: 1Chr9:14 and Neh11:15.
 Bakbukiah: Neh12:9, Neh11:17 and Neh12:25.
 Bani: Neh3:17, Neh8:7, Neh9:4, Neh9:5, Neh10:14 and
Neh11:22.
 Bani: Neh10:13 and the other Bani in Neh9:4.
 Baruch: Neh10:6 and Neh3:20.

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 Bebai: Ezra2:11, Ezra8:11, Ezra10:28 and Neh7:16.
 Benjamin: Neh3:23 and Ezra10:32.
 Binnui: Neh12:8, Neh10:9 and Ezra8:33.
 Bunni: Neh10:15 and Neh9:4.
 Daniel: Neh10:6 and Ezra8:2.
 Eleazar: Neh12:42 and Ezra8:33.
 Eliashib: Neh12:10 and Neh3:1.
 Elizaphan: 2Chr29:13, Exo6:22 and 1Chr15:8.
 Ezra: Neh12:33 and Ezra7:1.
 Galal: Neh11:17 and 1Chr9:16.
 Ginnethon: Neh12:16 and Neh10:6.
 Hanan: Neh13:13, Neh10:10 and Neh8:7.
 Hananiah: Neh12:41 and Neh12:12.
 Harim: Neh3:11 and Ezra10:31.
 Harim: 1Chr24:8, Ezra2:39, Ezra10:21 and Neh12:15.
 Hashabiah: 1Chr26:30 and 1Chr27:17.
 Hashabiah: Neh11:15 and 1Chr9:14.
 Hashabiah: Neh12:24, Ezra8:24 and Ezra8:19.
 Hashum: Neh8:4 and Neh10:18.
 Hattush: Ezra8:2, Neh3:10 and Neh10:4.
 Heman: 1Chr6:33 and 2Chr29:14.
 Henadad: Ezra3:9, Neh3:18, Neh3:24 and Neh10:10.
 Hilkiah: Neh12:21, Neh12:7 and Neh8:4.
 Hodijah: Neh10:10, Neh9:5 and Neh8:7.
 Iddo: Ezra5:1 and Neh12:4.
 Immer: Ezra2:37, Ezra10:20 and 1Chr9:12.
 Jachin: Neh11:10 and 1Chr9:10.
 Jedaiah: 1Chr9:10, Ezra2:36 and Neh7:39.
 Jeduthun: Neh11:17 and 1Chr9:16.
 Jehiel: 2Chr29:14 and 2Chr31:13.
 Jehohanan: 2Chr23:1 and 2Chr17:15.
 Jeremiah: Neh10:2, Neh12:1 and Neh12:34.
 Jeshua: Ezra2:40 and 2Chr31:15.
 Jeshua: Ezra2:36 and 1Chr24:11.
 Jeshua Neh8:7 and Neh12:8.
 Joiarib: Neh11:10 the same as Jehoiarib (1Chr9:10 or 1Chr24:7).
 Joiarib: Neh12:19 and Neh12:6.
 Jozabad: 2Chr31:13 and 2Chr35:9.
 Judah: Ezra3:9 and Neh4:10.
 Judah: Neh11:9 and Neh12:34.
 Judah: Neh12:8, Neh12:36 and Ezra10:23.
 Kadmiel: Neh9:4 and Ezra2:40.
 Kelita: Neh10:10, Neh8:7 and Kelaiah/Kelita (Ezra10:23).
 Maaseiah: Neh8:7 and Neh8:4.
 Mahath: 2Chr29:12 and 2Chr31:13.
 Malluch: Neh12:2 and Neh10:4.
 Mattaniah: Neh12:25, Neh12:8, Neh11:17 and 1Chr9:15.
 Meremoth: Ezra8:33, Neh3:4, Neh3:21, Neh10:5 and Neh12:3.
 Meshezabeel: Neh10:21 and Neh11:24.

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 Meshullam: Ezra8:15, Ezra10:15 and Ezra10:29.
 Miniamin: Neh12:41 and Neh12:17.
 Nathan: Ezra10:39 and Ezra8:16.
 Paseah: Neh3:6 and Ezra2:49.
 Pashur: Ezra2:38, Neh10:3, Ezra10:22 and 1Chr9:12.
 Pelaiah: Neh8:7 and Neh10:10.
 Pethahiah: Neh9:5 and Ezra10:23.
 Sallu: Neh11:7 and 1Chr9:7.
 Seraiah: Neh12:1, Neh12:12 and Neh10:2.
 Shabbethai: Ezra10:15, Neh8:7 and Neh11:16.
 Shallum: 1Chr9:17, Ezra2:42 and Neh7:45.
 Shallum: 1Chr6:12 and Ezra7:2.
 Shealtiel: Ezra3:2 and Neh12:1.
 Shebaniah: Neh9:4, Neh9:5 and Neh10:10.
 Shebaniah: Neh12:14 and Neh10:4.
 Shemaiah: Ezra8:16 and Ezra8:13.
 Shemaiah: Neh11:15 and 1Chr9:14.
 Shemaiah: Neh12:18 and Neh12:6, Neh10:8.
 Shemaiah: 2Chr29:14 and 2Chr31:15.
 Shemaiah son of Shechaniah (Neh3:29) is listed in 1Chr3:22.
 Shephatiah: Ezra2:4 and Ezra8:8.
 Sherebiah: Neh10:12 and Ezra8:8.
 Talmon: Neh12:25, Neh11:19, Ezra2:42 and 1Chr9:17.
 Uzzi: Neh12:42 and Neh12:19.
 Zechariah: Neh8:4 and Ezra8:16 - the same as Ezra8:3 or
Ezra8:11.
 Zechariah: Ezra5:1 and Neh12:16.

There is a small amount of flexibility in the list. Sources suggest that


there could be more than one Jeremiah, Amariah and Abijah in the
book of Nehemiah from the list above. In addition, Obadiah (Neh10:5
and Ezra8:9) could be the same and Maaseiah (Neh10:25 and
Ezra10:30 and/or Neh8:7) could be the same, although sources
disagree.

The following people have the same name as the ancestor of their clan
in a list of names and are not included in the list:

 Ater (Neh10:17).
 Pahathmoab (Neh10:14).
 Parosh (Neh10:14).
 Zatthu (Neh10:14) - same as Zattu.

The following also share their name with an ancestor, but sources
report that they are most likely unique individuals. Therefore, they are
included in the list:

 Elam (Neh10:14).
 Azgad (Neh10:15).

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 Bebai (Neh10:15).
 Bigvai (Neh10:16).
 Adin (Neh10:16).

1999. shephatiah (4) 2Chr21:2


2000. jehoahaz (3) 2Chr21:17
2001. azariah (12) 2Chr23:1
2002. jeroham (7) 2Chr23:1
2003. ishmael (5) 2Chr23:1
2004. azariah (13) 2Chr23:1
2005. obed (5) 2Chr23:1
2006. maaseiah (2) 2Chr23:1
2007. adaiah (5) 2Chr23:1
2008. elishaphat 2Chr23:1
2009. zichri (9) 2Chr23:1
2010. zechariah (11) 2Chr24:20
2011. zabad (3) 2Chr24:26
2012. shimrith 2Chr24:26
2013. obededom (3) 2Chr25:24
2014. zechariah (12) 2Chr26:5
2015. jeiel (5) 2Chr26:11
2016. maaseiah (3) 2Chr26:11
2017. hananiah (4) 2Chr26:11
2018. zichri (10) 2Chr28:7
2019. maaseiah (4) 2Chr28:7
2020. azrikam (4) 2Chr28:7
2021. elkanah (9) 2Chr28:7
2022. oded (2) 2Chr28:9
2023. azariah (14) 2Chr28:12
2024. johanan (7) 2Chr28:12
2025. berechiah (3) 2Chr28:12
2026. meshillemoth 2Chr28:12
2027. jehizkiah 2Chr28:12
2028. shallum (8) 2Chr28:12
2029. amasa (2) 2Chr28:12
2030. hadlai 2Chr28:12
2031. mahath (2) 2Chr29:12
2032. amasai (4) 2Chr29:12
2033. joel (11) 2Chr29:12
2034. azariah (15) 2Chr29:12
2035. kish (4) 2Chr29:12
2036. abdi (2) 2Chr29:12

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2037. azariah (16) 2Chr29:12
2038. jehalelel 2Chr29:12
2039. joah (4) 2Chr29:12
2040. zimmah (3) 2Chr29:12
2041. eden 2Chr29:12
2042. joah (5) 2Chr29:12
2043. shimri (3) 2Chr29:13
2044. jeiel (6) 2Chr29:13
2045. zechariah (13) 2Chr29:13
2046. mattaniah (5) 2Chr29:13
2047. jehiel (7) 2Chr29:14
2048. shimei (12) 2Chr29:14
2049. shemaiah (11) 2Chr29:14
2050. uzziel (5) 2Chr29:14
2051. azariah (17) 2Chr31:10
2052. cononiah 2Chr31:12
2053. shimei (13) 2Chr31:12
2054. azaziah (3) 2Chr31:13
2055. nahath (3) 2Chr31:13
2056. asahel (3) 2Chr31:13
2057. jerimoth (7) 2Chr31:13
2058. jozabad (3) 2Chr31:13
2059. eliel (8) 2Chr31:13
2060. ismachiah 2Chr31:13
2061. benaiah (8) 2Chr31:13
2062. kore (2) 2Chr31:14
2063. imnah (2) 2Chr31:14
2064. eden (2) 2Chr31:15
2065. miniamin 2Chr31:15
2066. jeshua 2Chr31:15
2067. amariah (5) 2Chr31:15
2068. shecaniah (2) 2Chr31:15
2069. maaseiah (5) 2Chr34:8
2070. joah (6) 2Chr34:8
2071. joahaz 2Chr34:8
2072. jahath (5) 2Chr34:12
2073. obadiah (9) 2Chr34:12
2074. zechariah (14) 2Chr34:12
2075. meshullam (8) 2Chr34:12
2076. abdon (4) 2Chr34:20
2077. zechariah (15) 2Chr35:8
2078. jehiel (8) 2Chr35:8
2079. conaniah 2Chr35:9
2080. shemaiah (12) 2Chr35:9

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2081. nethaneel (7) 2Chr35:9
2082. hashabiah (5) 2Chr35:9
2083. jeiel (7) 2Chr35:9
2084. jeremiah (6) 2Chr35:25
2085. cyrus 2Chr36:22
2086. mithredath Ezra1:8
2087. sheshbazzar Ezra1:8
2088. jeshua (2) Ezra2:2
2089. nehemiah Ezra2:2
2090. seraiah (6) Ezra2:2
2091. reelaiah Ezra2:2
2092. mordecai Ezra2:2
2093. bilshan Ezra2:2
2094. mizpar Ezra2:2
2095. bigvai Ezra2:2
2096. rehum Ezra2:2
2097. baanah (4) Ezra2:2
2098. parosh Ezra2:3
2099. shephatiah (5) Ezra2:4
2100. arah (2) Ezra2:5
2101. pahathmoab Ezra2:6
2102. jeshua (3) Ezra2:6
2103. joab (3) Ezra2:6
2104. elam (4) Ezra2:7
2105. zattu Ezra2:8
2106. zaccai Ezra2:9
2107. bani (4) Ezra2:10
2108. bebai Ezra2:11
2109. azgad Ezra2:12
2110. adonikam Ezra2:13
2111. adin Ezra2:15
2112. ater Ezra2:16
2113. hezekiah (3) Ezra2:16
2114. bezai Ezra2:17
2115. jorah Ezra2:18
2116. hashum Ezra2:19
2117. elam (5) Ezra2:31
2118. harim (2) Ezra2:32
2119. kadmiel Ezra2:40
2120. hodaviah (3) Ezra2:40
2121. ater (2) Ezra2:42
2122. hatita Ezra2:42
2123. shobai Ezra2:42
2124. ziha Ezra2:43

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2125. hasupha Ezra2:43
2126. tabbaoth Ezra2:43
2127. keros Ezra2:44
2128. siaha Ezra2:44
2129. padon Ezra2:44
2130. lebanah Ezra2:45
2131. hagabah Ezra2:45
2132. akkub (3) Ezra2:45
2133. hagab Ezra2:46
2134. shalmai Ezra2:46
2135. hanan (4) Ezra2:46
2136. giddel Ezra2:47
2137. gahar Ezra2:47
2138. reaiah (2) Ezra2:47
2139. rezin (2) Ezra2:48
2140. nekoda Ezra2:48
2141. gazzam Ezra2:48
2142. uzza (4) Ezra2:49
2143. paseah (2) Ezra2:49
2144. besai Ezra2:49
2145. asnah Ezra2:50
2146. mehunim Ezra2:50
2147. nephusim Ezra2:50
2148. bakbuk Ezra2:51
2149. hakupha Ezra2:51
2150. harhur Ezra2:51
2151. bazluth Ezra2:52
2152. mehida Ezra2:52
2153. harsha Ezra2:52
2154. barkos Ezra2:53
2155. sisera (2) Ezra2:53
2156. thamah Ezra2:53
2157. neziah Ezra2:54
2158. hatipha Ezra2:54
2159. sotai Ezra2:55
2160. sophereth Ezra2:55
2161. peruda Ezra2:55
2162. jaalah Ezra2:56
2163. darkon Ezra2:56
2164. giddel (2) Ezra2:56
2165. hattil Ezra2:57
2166. pochereth Ezra2:57
2167. shephatiah (6) Ezra2:57
2168. ami Ezra2:57

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2169. cherub Ezra2:59
2170. addan Ezra2:59
2171. immer (3) Ezra2:59
2172. delaiah (2) Ezra2:60
2173. tobiah Ezra2:60
2174. nekoda (2) Ezra2:60
2175. habaiah Ezra2:61
2176. barzillai (3) Ezra2:61
2177. tirshatha Ezra2:63
2178. shealtiel Ezra3:2
2179. henadad Ezra3:9
2180. judah (2) Ezra3:9
2181. darius Ezra4:5
2182. ahasuerus Ezra4:6
2183. artaxerxes Ezra4:7
2184. bishlam Ezra4:7
2185. mithredath (2) Ezra4:7
2186. tabeel Ezra4:7
2187. rehum (2) Ezra4:8
2188. shimshai Ezra4:8
2189. asnapper Ezra4:10
2190. haggai Ezra5:1
2191. zechariah (16) Ezra5:1
2192. iddo (5) Ezra5:1
2193. tatnai Ezra5:3
2194. shetharboznai Ezra5:3
2195. ezra (2) Ezra7:1
2196. gershom (2) Ezra8:2
2197. daniel (2) Ezra8:2
2198. hattush (2) Ezra8:2
2199. shechaniah (2) Ezra8:3
2200. zechariah (17) Ezra8:3
2201. elihoenai Ezra8:4
2202. zerahiah (2) Ezra8:4
2203. shechaniah (3) Ezra8:5
2204. jahaziel (5) Ezra8:5
2205. ebed (2) Ezra8:6
2206. jonathan (8) Ezra8:6
2207. jeshaiah (3) Ezra8:7
2208. athaliah (3) Ezra8:7
2209. zebadiah (8) Ezra8:8
2210. michael (10) Ezra8:8
2211. obadiah (10) Ezra8:9
2212. jehiel (9) Ezra8:9

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2213. shelomith (7) Ezra8:10
2214. josiphiah Ezra8:10
2215. zechariah (18) Ezra8:11
2216. johanan (8) Ezra8:12
2217. hakkatan Ezra8:12
2218. eliphelet (4) Ezra8:13
2219. jeiel (8) Ezra8:13
2220. shemaiah (13) Ezra8:13
2221. uthai (2) Ezra8:14
2222. zabbud Ezra8:14
2223. eliezer (7) Ezra8:16
2224. ariel Ezra8:16
2225. elnathan (2) Ezra8:16
2226. jarib (2) Ezra8:16
2227. elnathan (3) Ezra8:16
2228. nathan (5) Ezra8:16
2229. meshullam (9) Ezra8:16
2230. joiarib Ezra8:16
2231. elnathan (4) Ezra8:16
2232. iddo (6) Ezra8:17
2233. sherebiah Ezra8:18
2234. hashabiah (6) Ezra8:19
2235. jeshaiah (4) Ezra8:19
2236. meremoth Ezra8:33
2237. uriah (2) Ezra8:33
2238. eleazar (5) Ezra8:33
2239. phinehas (3) Ezra8:33
2240. jozabad (4) Ezra8:33
2241. jeshua (4) Ezra8:33
2242. noadiah Ezra8:33
2243. binnui Ezra8:33
2244. shechaniah (4) Ezra10:2
2245. jehiel (10) Ezra10:2
2246. johanan (9) Ezra10:6
2247. eliashib (3) Ezra10:6
2248. jonathan (9) Ezra10:15
2249. asahel (4) Ezra10:15
2250. jahaziah Ezra10:15
2251. tikvah (2) Ezra10:15
2252. shabbethai Ezra10:15
2253. maaseiah (6) Ezra10:18
2254. eliezer (8) Ezra10:18
2255. jarib (3) Ezra10:18
2256. gedaliah (3) Ezra10:18

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2257. hanani (4) Ezra10:20
2258. zebadiah (9) Ezra10:20
2259. maaseiah (7) Ezra10:21
2260. elijah (2) Ezra10:21
2261. shemaiah (14) Ezra10:21
2262. jehiel (11) Ezra10:21
2263. uzziah (4) Ezra10:21
2264. elioenai (5) Ezra10:22
2265. maaseiah (8) Ezra10:22
2266. ishmael (6) Ezra10:22
2267. nethaneel (8) Ezra10:22
2268. jozabad (5) Ezra10:22
2269. elasah Ezra10:22
2270. jozabad (6) Ezra10:23
2271. shimei (14) Ezra10:23
2272. kelaiah Ezra10:23
2273. pethahiah (2) Ezra10:23
2274. judah (3) Ezra10:23
2275. eliezer (9) Ezra10:23
2276. eliashib (4) Ezra10:24
2277. shallum (9) Ezra10:24
2278. telem Ezra10:24
2279. uri (3) Ezra10:24
2280. ramiah Ezra10:25
2281. jeziah Ezra10:25
2282. malchiah (2) Ezra10:25
2283. miamin Ezra10:25
2284. eleazar (6) Ezra10:25
2285. malchijah (3) Ezra10:25
2286. benaiah (9) Ezra10:25
2287. mattaniah (6) Ezra10:26
2288. zechariah (19) Ezra10:26
2289. jehiel (12) Ezra10:26
2290. abdi (3) Ezra10:26
2291. jeremoth (3) Ezra10:26
2292. eliah (2) Ezra10:26
2293. elioenai (6) Ezra10:27
2294. eliashib (5) Ezra10:27
2295. mattaniah (7) Ezra10:27
2296. jeremoth (4) Ezra10:27
2297. zabad (4) Ezra10:27
2298. aziza Ezra10:27
2299. jehohanan (3) Ezra10:28
2300. hananiah (5) Ezra10:28

130
2301. zabbai Ezra10:28
2302. athlai Ezra10:28
2303. malluch (2) Ezra10:29
2304. adaiah (6) Ezra10:29
2305. jashub Ezra10:29
2306. sheal Ezra10:29
2307. ramoth Ezra10:29
2308. adna Ezra10:30
2309. chelal Ezra10:30
2310. benaiah (10) Ezra10:30
2311. maaseiah (9) Ezra10:30
2312. mattaniah (8) Ezra10:30
2313. bezaleel (2) Ezra10:30
2314. binnui (2) Ezra10:30
2315. manasseh (3) Ezra10:30
2316. harim (3) Ezra10:31
2317. eliezer (10) Ezra10:31
2318. ishijah Ezra10:31
2319. malchiah (3) Ezra10:31
2320. shemaiah (15) Ezra10:31
2321. shimeon Ezra10:31
2322. benjamin (3) Ezra10:32
2323. malluch (3) Ezra10:32
2324. shemariah (2) Ezra10:32
2325. mattenai Ezra10:33
2326. mattathah Ezra10:33
2327. zabad (5) Ezra10:33
2328. eliphelet (5) Ezra10:33
2329. jeremai Ezra10:33
2330. manasseh (4) Ezra10:33
2331. shimei (15) Ezra10:33
2332. bani (5) Ezra10:34
2333. maadai Ezra10:34
2334. amram (3) Ezra10:34
2335. uel Ezra10:34
2336. benaiah (11) Ezra10:35
2337. bedeiah Ezra10:35
2338. chelluh Ezra10:35
2339. vaniah Ezra10:36
2340. meremoth (2) Ezra10:36
2341. eliashib (6) Ezra10:36
2342. mattaniah (9) Ezra10:37
2343. mattenai (2) Ezra10:37
2344. jaasau Ezra10:37

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2345. bani (6) Ezra10:38
2346. binnui (3) Ezra10:38
2347. shimei (16) Ezra10:38
2348. shelemiah (2) Ezra10:39
2349. adaiah (7) Ezra10:39
2350. machnadebai Ezra10:40
2351. shashai Ezra10:40
2352. sharai Ezra10:40
2353. azareel (4) Ezra10:41
2354. shelemiah (3) Ezra10:41
2355. shemariah (3) Ezra10:41
2356. shallum (10) Ezra10:42
2357. amariah (6) Ezra10:42
2358. joseph (4) Ezra10:42
2359. nebo Ezra10:43
2360. jeiel (9) Ezra10:43
2361. mattithiah (4) Ezra10:43
2362. zabad (6) Ezra10:43
2363. zebina Ezra10:43
2364. jadau Ezra10:43
2365. joel (12) Ezra10:43
2366. benaiah (12) Ezra10:43
2367. nehemiah (2) Neh1:1
2368. hachaliah Neh1:1
2369. hanani (5) Neh1:2
2370. asaph (3) Neh2:8
2371. sanballat Neh2:10
2372. tobiah (2) Neh2:10
2373. geshem Neh2:19
2374. eliashib (7) Neh3:1
2375. zaccur (4) Neh3:2
2376. imri (2) Neh3:2
2377. meshullam (10) Neh3:4
2378. berechiah (4) Neh3:4
2379. meshezabeel Neh3:4
2380. zadok (5) Neh3:4
2381. baana (2) Neh3:4
2382. jehoiada (5) Neh3:6
2383. meshullam (11) Neh3:6
2384. besodeiah Neh3:6
2385. melatiah Neh3:7
2386. jadon Neh3:7
2387. uzziel (6) Neh3:8
2388. harhaiah Neh3:8

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2389. hananiah (6) Neh3:8
2390. rephaiah (4) Neh3:9
2391. hur (5) Neh3:9
2392. jedaiah (4) Neh3:10
2393. harumaph Neh3:10
2394. hattush (3) Neh3:10
2395. hashabniah Neh3:10
2396. hashub Neh3:11
2397. shallum (11) Neh3:12
2398. halohesh Neh3:12
2399. hanun (2) Neh3:13
2400. malchiah (4) Neh3:14
2401. rechab (3) Neh3:14
2402. shallun Neh3:15
2403. colhozeh Neh3:15
2404. nehemiah (3) Neh3:16
2405. azbuk Neh3:16
2406. rehum (3) Neh3:17
2407. bani (7) Neh3:17
2408. hashabiah (7) Neh3:17
2409. bavai Neh3:18
2410. ezer (5) Neh3:19
2411. jeshua (5) Neh3:19
2412. baruch Neh3:20
2413. zabbai (2) Neh3:20
2414. hashub (2) Neh3:23
2415. azariah (18) Neh3:23
2416. maaseiah (10) Neh3:23
2417. ananiah Neh3:23
2418. binnui (4) Neh3:24
2419. palal Neh3:25
2420. uzai Neh3:25
2421. pedaiah (4) Neh3:25
2422. parosh (2) Neh3:25
2423. zadok (6) Neh3:29
2424. immer (4) Neh3:29
2425. hananiah (7) Neh3:30
2426. shelemiah (4) Neh3:30
2427. hanun (3) Neh3:30
2428. zalaph Neh3:30
2429. malchiah (5) Neh3:31
2430. gashmu Neh6:6
2431. shemaiah (16) Neh6:10
2432. delaiah (3) Neh6:10

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2433. mehetabeel Neh6:10
2434. noadiah (2) Neh6:14
2435. shechaniah (5) Neh6:18
2436. johanan (10) Neh6:18
2437. hananiah (8) Neh7:2
2438. raamiah Neh7:7
2439. nahamani Neh7:7
2440. mispereth Neh7:7
2441. binnui (5) Neh7:15
2442. hariph Neh7:24
2443. mattithiah (5) Neh8:4
2444. shema (3) Neh8:4
2445. anaiah Neh8:4
2446. urijah (2) Neh8:4
2447. hilkiah (5) Neh8:4
2448. maaseiah (11) Neh8:4
2449. pedaiah (5) Neh8:4
2450. mishael (2) Neh8:4
2451. malchiah (6) Neh8:4
2452. hashum (2) Neh8:4
2453. hashbadana Neh8:4
2454. meshullam (12) Neh8:4
2455. jeshua (6) Neh8:7
2456. jamin (3) Neh8:7
2457. akkub (4) Neh8:7
2458. hodijah Neh8:7
2459. azariah (19) Neh8:7
2460. jozabad (7) Neh8:7
2461. hanan (5) Neh8:7
2462. pelaiah (2) Neh8:7
2463. tirshatha (2) Neh8:9
2464. shebaniah (2) Neh9:4
2465. bunni Neh9:4
2466. bani (8) Neh9:4
2467. chenani Neh9:4
2468. hashabniah (2) Neh9:5
2469. zidkijah Neh10:1
2470. seraiah (7) Neh10:2
2471. jeremiah (7) Neh10:2
2472. amariah (7) Neh10:3
2473. malchijah (4) Neh10:3
2474. shebaniah (3) Neh10:4
2475. malluch (4) Neh10:4
2476. harim (4) Neh10:5

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2477. obadiah (11) Neh10:5
2478. ginnethon Neh10:6
2479. meshullam (13) Neh10:7
2480. abijah (3) Neh10:7
2481. mijamin (2) Neh10:7
2482. maaziah (2) Neh10:8
2483. bilgai Neh10:8
2484. shemaiah (17) Neh10:8
2485. jeshua (7) Neh10:9
2486. azaniah Neh10:9
2487. micha (2) Neh10:11
2488. rehob (2) Neh10:11
2489. zaccur (5) Neh10:12
2490. shebaniah (4) Neh10:12
2491. hodijah (2) Neh10:13
2492. beninu Neh10:13
2493. elam (6) Neh10:14
2494. azgad (2) Neh10:15
2495. bebai (2) Neh10:15
2496. bigvai (2) Neh10:16
2497. adin (2) Neh10:16
2498. azzur Neh10:17
2499. hodijah (3) Neh10:18
2500. bezai (2) Neh10:18
2501. hariph (2) Neh10:19
2502. anathoth (2) Neh10:19
2503. nebai Neh10:19
2504. magpiash Neh10:20
2505. meshullam (14) Neh10:20
2506. hezir (2) Neh10:20
2507. meshezabeel (2) Neh10:21
2508. zadok (7) Neh10:21
2509. jaddua Neh10:21
2510. pelatiah (3) Neh10:22
2511. hanan (6) Neh10:22
2512. hoshea (3) Neh10:23
2513. hananiah (9) Neh10:23
2514. hashub (3) Neh10:23
2515. pileha Neh10:24
2516. shobek Neh10:24
2517. rehum (4) Neh10:25
2518. hashabnah Neh10:25
2519. maaseiah (12) Neh10:25
2520. ahijah (6) Neh10:26

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2521. hanan (7) Neh10:26
2522. anan Neh10:26
2523. malluch (5) Neh10:27
2524. baanah (5) Neh10:27
2525. harim (5) Neh10:27
2526. athaiah Neh11:4
2527. uzziah (5) Neh11:4
2528. zechariah (20) Neh11:4
2529. amariah (8) Neh11:4
2530. shephatiah (7) Neh11:4
2531. mahalaleel (2) Neh11:4
2532. baruch (2) Neh11:5
2533. colhozeh (2) Neh11:5
2534. hazaiah Neh11:5
2535. adaiah (8) Neh11:5
2536. joiarib (2) Neh11:5
2537. zechariah (21) Neh11:5
2538. shiloni Neh11:5
2539. meshullam (15) Neh11:7
2540. joed Neh11:7
2541. pedaiah (6) Neh11:7
2542. kolaiah Neh11:7
2543. maaseiah (13) Neh11:7
2544. ithiel Neh11:7
2545. jesaiah (2) Neh11:7
2546. gabbai Neh11:8
2547. sallai Neh11:8
2548. joel (13) Neh11:9
2549. zichri (11) Neh11:9
2550. senuah Neh11:9
2551. jedaiah (5) Neh11:10
2552. joiarib (3) Neh11:10
2553. pelaliah Neh11:12
2554. amzi (2) Neh11:12
2555. zechariah (22) Neh11:12
2556. amashai Neh11:13
2557. azareel (5) Neh11:13
2558. ahasai Neh11:13
2559. zabdiel (2) Neh11:14
2560. bunni (2) Neh11:15
2561. jozabad (8) Neh11:16
2562. zabdi (4) Neh11:17
2563. bakbukiah Neh11:17
2564. abda (2) Neh11:17

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2565. ziha (2) Neh11:21
2566. gispa Neh11:21
2567. uzzi (5) Neh11:22
2568. hashabiah (8) Neh11:22
2569. pethahiah (3) Neh11:24
2570. hattush (4) Neh12:2
2571. shechaniah (6) Neh12:3
2572. rehum (5) Neh12:3
2573. miamin (2) Neh12:5
2574. maadiah Neh12:5
2575. joiarib (4) Neh12:6
2576. sallu (2) Neh12:7
2577. amok Neh12:7
2578. jedaiah (6) Neh12:7
2579. unni (2) Neh12:9
2580. joiakim Neh12:10
2581. joiada Neh12:10
2582. jonathan (10) Neh12:11
2583. jaddua (2) Neh12:11
2584. meraiah Neh12:12
2585. hananiah (10) Neh12:12
2586. meshullam (16) Neh12:13
2587. jehohanan (4) Neh12:13
2588. melicu Neh12:14
2589. jonathan (11) Neh12:14
2590. joseph (5) Neh12:14
2591. adna (2) Neh12:15
2592. meraioth (3) Neh12:15
2593. helkai Neh12:15
2594. meshullam (17) Neh12:16
2595. zichri (12) Neh12:17
2596. miniamin (2) Neh12:17
2597. piltai Neh12:17
2598. shammua (2) Neh12:18
2599. jehonathan (3) Neh12:18
2600. mattenai (3) Neh12:19
2601. uzzi (6) Neh12:19
2602. kallai Neh12:20
2603. eber (3) Neh12:20
2604. hashabiah (9) Neh12:21
2605. nethaneel (9) Neh12:21
2606. darius (2) Neh12:22
2607. jeshua (8) Neh12:24
2608. obadiah (12) Neh12:25

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2609. meshullam (18) Neh12:25
2610. hoshaiah Neh12:32
2611. judah (4) Neh12:34
2612. benjamin (4) Neh12:34
2613. shemaiah (18) Neh12:34
2614. zechariah (23) Neh12:35
2615. jonathan (12) Neh12:35
2616. shemaiah (19) Neh12:35
2617. milalai Neh12:36
2618. gilalai Neh12:36
2619. maai Neh12:36
2620. nethaneel (10) Neh12:36
2621. hanani (6) Neh12:36
2622. eliakim (3) Neh12:41
2623. maaseiah (14) Neh12:41
2624. michaiah (3) Neh12:41
2625. elioenai (7) Neh12:41
2626. zechariah (24) Neh12:41
2627. maaseiah (15) Neh12:42
2628. jehohanan (5) Neh12:42
2629. malchijah (5) Neh12:42
2630. elam (7) Neh12:42
2631. ezer (6) Neh12:42
2632. jezrahiah Neh12:42
2633. shelemiah (5) Neh13:13
2634. zadok (8) Neh13:13
2635. pedaiah (7) Neh13:13
2636. zaccur (6) Neh13:13
2637. mattaniah (10) Neh13:13
2638. ahasuerus (2) Est1:1
2639. vashti Est1:9
2640. mehuman Est1:10
2641. biztha Est1:10
2642. harbona Est1:10
2643. bigtha Est1:10
2644. abagtha Est1:10
2645. zethar Est1:10
2646. carcas Est1:10
2647. carshena Est1:14
2648. shethar Est1:14
2649. admatha Est1:14
2650. tarshish (2) Est1:14
2651. meres Est1:14
2652. marsena Est1:14

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2653. memucan Est1:14
2654. hege Est2:3
2655. mordecai (2) Est2:5
2656. jair (4) Est2:5
2657. shimei (17) Est2:5
2658. kish (5) Est2:5
2659. hadassah Est2:7
2660. esther Est2:7
2661. shaashgaz Est2:14
2662. abihail (5) Est2:15
2663. teresh Est2:21
2664. haman Est3:1

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The 3000th Name: Paul
Paul is the 3000th name in the Bible, which relates to the year 3000AD. In
Revelation 20:1-3, Satan (Paul's teachings) is bound for 1000 years;
approximately 2000-3000AD. Revelation 20:3 says "after that [Satan] must
be let loose for a little while." This relates to the order in which people are
resurrected (see "Life After Death" for further details). People who have
followed Paul will be resurrected on or after 3000AD. This corresponds to the
idea that God separates people into two groups, those who have followed
Paul and those who have not. Those who follow Paul know what Jesus wants
us to do, but they choose not to do it. As a result of their activities, they
exclude everyone else from finding the true faith. In other words those who
follow Paul sin against those who don't by making it much more difficult to
know how to follow Jesus. However, those who follow Paul in turn are sinned
against by Paul. For this reason, followers of Paul actually get what they
believe in - direct transportation to Heaven 1000 years in the future. This
delay in their entry to the New Age means that their false beliefs will have no
impact on the members of society who follow Jesus. The infrastructure of the
New Age will be built by those who Jesus came to represent - the sin bearers
of our society. This fulfills the following verses:

Matthew 25:37-40: "The righteous will then answer him, ‘When, Lord, did we
ever see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? When did
we ever see you a stranger and welcome you in our homes, or naked and
clothe you? When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?’ The
King will reply, ‘I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important
of these members of my family, you did it for me!’"

Tradition has it that God is responsible for Heaven, yet it is sin-bearers who
will build it. Therefore, sin-bearer will be like gods (Jesus) to those who will
enter the New Age after 3000AD.

There are about 150 names after Paul, which appear to have no parable-
related significance. Therefore there is nothing stopping us from removing
the letters of the apostles from the Bible. The list below shows the names of
people in the Bible from the 2665th to the 3000th name, using the rules
specified in the chapter about Solomon. The following points were taken into
account when compiling this list:

1. People with two or more different names and people who are renamed
are listed separately. This applies to the following names:

Peleg Ge11:17 Phalec Luke3:35


Reu Ge11:18 Ragau Luke3:35
Serug Ge11:20 Saruch Luke3:35
Hamor Ge33:19 Emmor Acts7:16
Hananiah 1Chr3:19 Joanna Luke3:27

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Daniel Eze14:14 Belteshazzar Dan1:7
Hananiah Dan1:6 Shadrach Dan1:7
Mishael Dan1:6 Meshach Dan1:7
Azariah Dan1:6 Abednego Dan1:7
Heldai Zec6:10 Helem Zec6:14
Simon Mat4:18 Cephas John1:42
Matthew Mat9:9 Levi Mark2:14
Thomas Mat10:3 Didymus John11:16
Tabitha Acts9:36 Dorcas Acts9:36

2. People with different but similar names are not included as separate
names. This applies to the following names:

Mahalaleel Ge5:15 Maleleel Luke3:37


Methuselah Ge5:26 Mathusala Luke3:37
Noah Ge5:29 Noe Mat24:37
Shem Ge6:10 Sem Luke3:36
Salah Ge11:13 Sala Luke3:35
Eber Ge11:15 Heber Luke3:35
Nahor Ge11:23 Nachor Luke3:34
Terah Ge11:24 Thara Luke3:34
Aram Ge22:21 Ram Job32:2
Judah Ge29:35 Judas Mat1:2
Asher Ge30:13 Aser Luke2:36
Pharez Ge38:29 Phares Mat1:3
Zarah Ge38:30 Zara Mat1:3
Hezron Ge46:9 Esrom Mat1:3
Amminadab Exo6:23 Aminadab Mat1:4
Naashon Exo6:23 Naasson Mat1:4
Boaz Ruth2:1 Booz Mat1:5
Ram Ruth4:19 Aram Mat1:3
Uriah 2Sm11:3 Urias Mat1:6
Rehoboam 1Ki11:43 Roboam Mat1:7
Josiah 1Ki13:2 Josias Mat1:10
Abijah 1Ki14:1 Abia Mat1:7
Jehoshaphat 1Ki15:24 Josaphat Mat1:8
Elijah 1Ki17:1 Elias Mat11:14
Azariah 2Ki14:21 Ozias Mat1:8
Jehonadab 2Ki10:15 Jonadab Jer35:6
Jehosheba 2Ki11:2 Jehoshabeath 2Chr22:11
Jonah 2Ki14:25 Jonas Mat12:39
Jotham 2Ki15:5 Joatham Mat1:9
Ahaz 2Ki15:38 Achaz Mat1:9
Urijah 2Ki16:10 Uriah Isa8:2

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Hezekiah 2Ki16:20 Ezekias Mat1:9
Shalmaneser 2Ki17:3 Shalman Hos10:14
Isaiah 2Ki19:2 Esaias Mat3:3
Berodachbaladan 2Ki20:12 Merodachbaladan Isa39:1
Manasseh 2Ki20:21 Manasses Mat1:10
Jehoahaz 2Ki23:30 Jechonias Mat1:11
Nebuchadnezzar 2Ki24:1 Nebuchadrezzar Jer21:2
Jaazaniah 2Ki25:23 Jezaniah Jer40:8
Careah 2Ki25:23 Kareah Jer40:8
Jeconiah 1Chr3:16 Coniah Jer22:24
Zerubbabel 1Chr3:19 Zorobabel Mat1:12
Jehozadak 1Chr6:14 Josedech Hag1:1
Malchijah 1Chr9:12 Melchiah Jer21:1
Malchijah 1Chr9:12 Malchiah Jer38:6
Abijah 1Chr24:10 Abia Luke1:5
Jeremiah 2Chr35:25 Jeremy Mat2:17
Jeshua Ezra2:6 Joshua Hag1:1
Bigtha Est1:10 Bigthana Est6:2
Harbona Est1:10 Harbonah Est7:9
Immanuel Isa7:14 Emmanuel Mat1:23
Jehucal Jer37:3 Jucal Jer38:1
Rahel Jer31:15 Rachel Mat2:18
Messiah Dan9:25 Messias John1:41
Berechiah Zec1:1 Barachias Mat23:35
Zechariah Zec1:1 Zacharias Mat23:35
Judas Mat13:55 Juda Mark6:3
Jona John1:42 Jonas John21:15

3. Surnames are not included in the list. The following people have
surnames:

 Lebbaeus Thaddaeus (Mat10:3)


 Judas Iscariot (Mat10:4)
 Simon Barjona (Mat16:17)
 Pontius Pilate (Mat27:2)
 Mary Magdalene (Mat27:56)
 Joseph Justus (Acts1:23)
 John Mark (Acts12:12)
 Sergius Paulus (Acts13:7)

In addition, the following people have been given surnames. These are
counted as different names and are listed separately, since the names
Peter and Barnabas are sometimes used without the corresponding
first names.

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 James and John Boanerges (Mark3:17).
 Joses Barnabas (Acts4:36)
 Simon Peter (Mat4:18)

4. Paul is considered to be a renaming of Saul because he stops using


the name Saul and starts using the name Paul. Therefore Paul is
included in the list.

5. Zorobabel and Salathiel are in both Matthew's and Luke's ancestry lists
and are not counted twice.

6. No names of gods are included in the list. The angel Gabriel (Dan8:16)
is not included but the 'prince' Michael (Dan10:13) is included.

7. The Pharaoh referred to by Ezekiel (Eze17:17) is probably


Pharaohnecho who has already been listed (2Ki23:29; 2Ki23:35).

8. Pharaohhophra (Jer44:30) is probably the Pharaoh listed in 2Ki18:21.


Therefore, further references to the title 'Pharaoh' by Jeremiah are not
included in the list.

9. Amminadib (Ssol6:12) is unique to the KJV version of the Bible, and


has not been included.

10. Huzzab (Nahum2:7) is either the Queen of Nineveh or a place. It has


not been included in the list.

11. Zephaniah (Zec6:10) is probably the same as the person of the same
name in Zec6:14. They have different sons (Josiah and Hen
respectively) but Zephaniah is only listed once.

12. There are three Caesars; three titles and three names are included in
the list:

 Augustus (Luke2:1) Caesar (Mat22:17)


 Tiberius Caesar (Luke3:1)
 Claudius Caesar (Acts11:28)

13. Hammelech (Jer36:26) may simply mean "the king", but it is probably
meant to be taken as a proper name, so is included in the list.

14. Pashur father of Gedaliah (Jer38:1) is listed separately from Pashur


son of Malchiah (Jer38:1 and Jer21:1), first referred to in 1Chr9:12.

15. Aholah and Aholibah (Eze23:4) are included even though they are
names of imaginary people.

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16. Gomer (Eze38:6) is thought to be a people descended from Gomer
(Ge10:2). Similarly, Togarmah (Eze38:6) is a people descended from
Togarmah (Ge10:3).

17. Ammi (Hos2:1) is a name given to the people of Israel, with the
opposite meaning to Loammi (the name of Hosea's son). Similarly,
Ruhamah (Hos2:1) is a name given to the people of Israel with the
opposite meaning to Loruhamah, daughter of Hosea. Ammi and
Ruhamah are not included in the list.

18. The House of Aphrah (Mic1:10) is a place also known as Bethelaphrah,


and is not included in the list.

19. The House of Achzib (Mic1:14) is a place and is not included in the list.

20. Eli (Mat27:46) means "my God" and is not included in the list.

21. Mary (John19:25), wife of Cleophas, is probably the same as the


mother of James and Joses (Mat27:56) and is not included twice in the
list.

22. Cleophas (John19:25) is listed separately from Cleopas (Luke24:18).

23. Jesurun/Jeshurun (Isa44:2) is a poetic name for Israel and is not listed
as a name.

24. Rabboni (John20:16) and Rabbi (John1:38) are not included as titles or
names – they were not official titles of Jesus.

25. The following verses are thought to refer to the same individuals:

 Zechariah: Isa8:2 same as either 2Ki18:2 or 2Chr26:5.


 Iddo: Zec1:1 and Ezra5:1; Iddo is thought to be an ancestor of
Zechariah.
 Jeremiah: Jer1:1 and 2Chr35:25.
 Micah: Jer26:18 and Mic1:1.
 Neriah son of Maaseiah: Jer51:59 and Jer32:12.
 Nethaniah: 2Ki25:23-25 and Jer40:8.
 Shaphan: Jer36:10 and 2Ki22:3.
 Tanhumeth: 2Ki25:23 and Jer40:8.
 Zechariah: Zec1:1 and Ezra5:1.
 Zephaniah: Jer21:1, Jer52:24 and 2Ki25:18.
 James the son of Alphaeus (Mat 10:3) is also thought to be
James "the less" son of Mary (Mat27:56; Mark15:40). There is a
parable here indicating that Jesus is the least in the Kingdom of
Heaven (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul" for further details).

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2665. hammedatha Est3:1
2666. hatach Est4:5
2667. zeresh Est5:10
2668. parshandatha Est9:7
2669. dalphon Est9:7
2670. aspatha Est9:7
2671. poratha Est9:8
2672. adalia Est9:8
2673. aridatha Est9:8
2674. parmashta Est9:9
2675. arisai Est9:9
2676. aridai Est9:9
2677. vajezatha Est9:9
2678. job (2) Job1:1
2679. eliphaz (2) Job2:11
2680. bildad Job2:11
2681. zophar Job2:11
2682. elihu (4) Job32:2
2683. barachel Job32:2
2684. jemima Job42:14
2685. kezia Job42:14
2686. kerenhappuch Job42:14
2687. agur Prv30:1
2688. jakeh Prv30:1
2689. ithiel (2) Prv30:1
2690. ucal Prv30:1
2691. lemuel Prv31:1
2692. shearjashub Isa7:3
2693. tabeal Isa7:6
2694. immanuel Isa7:14
2695. mahershalalhashbaz Isa8:1
2696. jeberechiah Isa8:2
2697. sargon Isa20:1
2698. hilkiah (6) Jer1:1
2699. immer (5) Jer20:1
2700. magormissabib Jer20:3
2701. maaseiah (16) Jer21:1
2702. micah (5) Jer26:18
2703. urijah (3) Jer26:20
2704. shemaiah (20) Jer26:20
2705. achbor (3) Jer26:22
2706. hananiah (11) Jer28:1
2707. azur Jer28:1
2708. elasah (2) Jer29:3

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2709. shaphan (3) Jer29:3
2710. gemariah Jer29:3
2711. hilkiah (7) Jer29:3
2712. ahab (2) Jer29:21
2713. kolaiah (2) Jer29:21
2714. zedekiah (4) Jer29:21
2715. maaseiah (17) Jer29:21
2716. shemaiah (21) Jer29:24
2717. jehoiada (6) Jer29:26
2718. rahel Jer31:15
2719. hanameel Jer32:7
2720. shallum (12) Jer32:7
2721. baruch (3) Jer32:12
2722. neriah Jer32:12
2723. maaseiah (18) Jer32:12
2724. jaazaniah (2) Jer35:3
2725. jeremiah (8) Jer35:3
2726. habaziniah Jer35:3
2727. hanan (8) Jer35:4
2728. igdaliah Jer35:4
2729. maaseiah (19) Jer35:4
2730. shallum (13) Jer35:4
2731. gemariah (2) Jer36:10
2732. michaiah (4) Jer36:11
2733. elishama (6) Jer36:12
2734. delaiah (4) Jer36:12
2735. shemaiah (22) Jer36:12
2736. zedekiah (5) Jer36:12
2737. hananiah (12) Jer36:12
2738. jehudi Jer36:14
2739. nethaniah (4) Jer36:14
2740. shelemiah (6) Jer36:14
2741. cushi (2) Jer36:14
2742. jerahmeel (3) Jer36:26
2743. hammelech Jer36:26
2744. seraiah (8) Jer36:26
2745. azriel (3) Jer36:26
2746. shelemiah (7) Jer36:26
2747. abdeel Jer36:26
2748. jehucal Jer37:3
2749. shelemiah (8) Jer37:3
2750. irijah Jer37:13
2751. shelemiah (9) Jer37:13
2752. hananiah (13) Jer37:13

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2753. jonathan (13) Jer37:15
2754. shephatiah (8) Jer38:1
2755. mattan (2) Jer38:1
2756. gedaliah (4) Jer38:1
2757. pashur (2) Jer38:1
2758. ebedmelech Jer38:7
2759. nergalsharezer Jer39:3
2760. samgarnebo Jer39:3
2761. sarsechim Jer39:3
2762. nergalsharezer (2) Jer39:3
2763. rabmag Jer39:3
2764. nebushasban Jer39:13
2765. jonathan (14) Jer40:8
2766. ephai Jer40:8
2767. baalis Jer40:14
2768. hoshaiah (2) Jer42:1
2769. azariah (20) Jer43:2
2770. pharaohhophra Jer44:30
2771. seraiah (9) Jer51:59
2772. ezekiel Eze1:3
2773. buzi Eze1:3
2774. jaazaniah (3) Eze8:11
2775. shaphan (4) Eze8:11
2776. jaazaniah (4) Eze11:1
2777. azur (2) Eze11:1
2778. pelatiah (4) Eze11:1
2779. benaiah (13) Eze11:1
2780. daniel (3) Eze14:14
2781. aholah Eze23:4
2782. aholibah Eze23:4
2783. gog (2) Eze38:2
2784. ashpenaz Dan1:3
2785. daniel (4) Dan1:6
2786. hananiah (14) Dan1:6
2787. mishael (3) Dan1:6
2788. azariah (21) Dan1:6
2789. belteshazzar Dan1:7
2790. shadrach Dan1:7
2791. meshach Dan1:7
2792. abednego Dan1:7
2793. melzar Dan1:11
2794. arioch (2) Dan2:14
2795. darius (3) Dan5:31
2796. ahasuerus (3) Dan9:1

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2797. messiah Dan9:25
2798. michael (11) Dan10:13
2799. hosea Hos1:1
2800. beeri (2) Hos1:1
2801. gomer (2) Hos1:3
2802. diblaim Hos1:3
2803. jezreel (2) Hos1:4
2804. loruhamah Hos1:6
2805. loammi Hos1:9
2806. jareb Hos5:13
2807. joel (14) Joel1:1
2808. pethuel Joel1:1
2809. amos Amos1:1
2810. amaziah (4) Amos7:12
2811. obadiah (13) Obad1:1
2812. nahum Nahum1:1
2813. habakkuk Hab1:1
2814. zephaniah (3) Zep1:1
2815. cushi (3) Zep1:1
2816. gedaliah (5) Zep1:1
2817. amariah (9) Zep1:1
2818. hizkiah Zep1:1
2819. berechiah (5) Zec1:1
2820. josiah (2) Zec6:10
2821. zephaniah (4) Zec6:10
2822. heldai Zec6:10
2823. tobijah (2) Zec6:10
2824. helem (2) Zec6:14
2825. hen Zec6:14
2826. sherezer Zec7:2
2827. regemmelech Zec7:2
2828. malachi Mal1:1
2829. jesus Mat1:1
2830. christ Mat1:1
2831. abiud Mat1:13
2832. eliakim (4) Mat1:13
2833. azor Mat1:13
2834. sadoc Mat1:14
2835. achim Mat1:14
2836. eliud Mat1:14
2837. eleazar (7) Mat1:15
2838. matthan Mat1:15
2839. jacob (2) Mat1:15
2840. joseph (6) Mat1:16

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2841. mary Mat1:16
2842. herod Mat2:1
2843. archelaus Mat2:22
2844. john Mat3:1
2845. simon Mat4:18
2846. peter Mat4:18
2847. andrew Mat4:18
2848. james Mat4:21
2849. zebedee Mat4:21
2850. john (2) Mat4:21
2851. matthew Mat9:9
2852. philip Mat10:3
2853. bartholomew Mat10:3
2854. thomas Mat10:3
2855. james (2) Mat10:3
2856. alphaeus Mat10:3
2857. lebbaeus Mat10:3
2858. simon (2) Mat10:4
2859. judas Mat10:4
2860. james (3) Mat13:55
2861. joses Mat13:55
2862. simon (3) Mat13:55
2863. judas (2) Mat13:55
2864. herodias Mat14:3
2865. philip (2) Mat14:3
2866. caesar Mat22:17
2867. caiaphas Mat26:3
2868. simon (4) Mat26:6
2869. pilate Mat27:2
2870. barabbas Mat27:16
2871. simon (5) Mat27:32
2872. mary (2) Mat27:56
2873. mary (3) Mat27:56
2874. joses (2) Mat27:56
2875. joseph (7) Mat27:57
2876. levi (2) Mark2:14
2877. alphaeus (2) Mark2:14
2878. boanerges Mark3:17
2879. jairus Mark5:22
2880. bartimaeus Mark10:46
2881. timaeus Mark10:46
2882. alexander Mark15:21
2883. rufus Mark15:21
2884. salome Mark15:40

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2885. theophilus Luke1:3
2886. zacharias Luke1:5
2887. elisabeth Luke1:5
2888. augustus Luke2:1
2889. cyrenius Luke2:2
2890. simeon (2) Luke2:25
2891. anna Luke2:36
2892. phanuel Luke2:36
2893. tiberius Luke3:1
2894. caesar (2) Luke3:1
2895. lysanias Luke3:1
2896. annas Luke3:2
2897. heli Luke3:23
2898. matthat Luke3:24
2899. levi (3) Luke3:24
2900. melchi Luke3:24
2901. janna Luke3:24
2902. joseph (8) Luke3:24
2903. mattathias Luke3:25
2904. amos (2) Luke3:25
2905. naum Luke3:25
2906. esli Luke3:25
2907. nagge Luke3:25
2908. maath Luke3:26
2909. mattathias (2) Luke3:26
2910. semei Luke3:26
2911. joseph (9) Luke3:26
2912. juda Luke3:26
2913. joanna Luke3:27
2914. rhesa Luke3:27
2915. neri Luke3:27
2916. melchi (2) Luke3:28
2917. addi Luke3:28
2918. cosam Luke3:28
2919. elmodam Luke3:28
2920. er (3) Luke3:28
2921. jose Luke3:29
2922. eliezer (11) Luke3:29
2923. jorim Luke3:29
2924. matthat (2) Luke3:29
2925. levi (4) Luke3:29
2926. simeon (3) Luke3:30
2927. juda (2) Luke3:30
2928. joseph (10) Luke3:30

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2929. jonan Luke3:30
2930. eliakim (5) Luke3:30
2931. melea Luke3:31
2932. menan Luke3:31
2933. mattatha Luke3:31
2934. phalec Luke3:35
2935. ragau Luke3:35
2936. saruch Luke3:35
2937. cainan (2) Luke3:36
2938. zelotes Luke6:15
2939. judas (3) Luke6:16
2940. simon (6) Luke7:40
2941. joanna (2) Luke8:3
2942. chuza Luke8:3
2943. susanna Luke8:3
2944. martha Luke10:38
2945. mary (4) Luke10:39
2946. lazarus Luke16:20
2947. zacchaeus Luke19:2
2948. cleopas Luke24:18
2949. jona John1:42
2950. cephas John1:42
2951. nathanael John1:45
2952. nicodemus John3:1
2953. simon (7) John6:17
2954. lazarus (2) John11:1
2955. didymus John11:16
2956. malchus John18:10
2957. cleophas John19:25
2958. joseph (11) Acts1:23
2959. barsabas Acts1:23
2960. matthias Acts1:23
2961. alexander (2) Acts4:6
2962. joses (3) Acts4:36
2963. barnabas Acts4:36
2964. ananias Acts5:1
2965. sapphira Acts5:1
2966. gamaliel (2) Acts5:34
2967. judas (4) Acts5:37
2968. theudas Acts5:36
2969. stephen Acts6:5
2970. philip (3) Acts6:5
2971. prochorus Acts6:5
2972. nicanor Acts6:5

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2973. timon Acts6:5
2974. parmenas Acts6:5
2975. nicolas Acts6:5
2976. emmor Acts7:16
2977. saul (3) Acts7:58
2978. simon (8) Acts8:9
2979. candace Acts8:27
2980. ananias (2) Acts9:10
2981. judas (5) Acts9:11
2982. aeneas Acts9:33
2983. tabitha Acts9:36
2984. dorcas Acts9:36
2985. simon (9) Acts9:43
2986. cornelius Acts10:1
2987. agabus Acts11:28
2988. claudius Acts11:28
2989. caesar (3) Acts11:28
2990. mary (5) Acts12:12
2991. mark Acts12:12
2992. rhoda Acts12:13
2993. blastus Acts12:20
2994. simeon (4) Acts13:1
2995. niger Acts13:1
2996. lucius Acts13:1
2997. manaen Acts13:1
2998. sergius Acts13:7
2999. elymas Acts13:8
3000. paul Acts13:9

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Syria: The 666th Place
The 666th place name in the Bible is Syria. Paul was traveling towards
Damascus (the capital of Syria) when he had a vision that he claimed was
from God. The visions, voices and "tongues" that he received were from
Satan, and his letters are responsible for false teaching that has stopped
people from following the teachings of Jesus. The place names after the
666th position do not appear to have any parable-based significance, and
are not included. There are insufficient place names in the Bible to define a
"second beast" (666+666).

The following rules have been used in compiling the list of place names.
They are very similar to the rules used to generate the list of people's names:

1. Only the first instance of a unique place name is used, and the names
are placed in the order in which they are found in the Bible.

2. Place names are not necessarily capitalised, and they are not
necessarily official names. For example, "the land of the
Hebrews" (Caanan) is listed as a place name.

3. If more than one name is used to describe the same place, they are
listed separately. Similar spellings of place names are not listed
separately. If a place name is included within another name for the
same place (eg. townname and alpha-townname), the additional name
is excluded. This does not apply when two place names each have a
different part; alpha-townname and beta-townname are classed as
different names.

4. People's houses, fields, winepresses, threshingfloors are not included


as place names. However, places that are named after people are
included.

5. Generic altars (eg. altar of Baal), temples (eg. house of Dagon), towers
and other buildings are not included as place names unless they are
specifically named.

6. If the same name is used to describe different places or landmarks,


they are included separately in the list. If the same name is used to
describe the same place but with a different description, it is not
repeated in the list; for example:

 "wilderness of" and "desert of"


 "river/brook of" and "valley of"
 "mountain of" and "valley of"
 "springs of" and "mountain of"
 "mountains of" and "hill country of"

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7. Wildernesses and plains associated with a location are not listed
separately from that location – they are considered to be the land
surrounding a place, rather than a place in their own right. For example:
the wilderness of Sinai and mount Sinai are not listed separately.
However, the hill of Moreh (Jdgs7:1) and the plain of Moreh (Ge12:6)
are listed separately, because they are in different locations and are not
related to each other.

In the case where the wilderness around a location appears in the Bible
before the location itself, the wilderness is included, but the location is
not included. This includes land and districts associated with a town.
Valleys, rivers, lakes and other features are considered to be places in
their own right even if they take their name from a nearby place.

8. Place names include landmarks such as named wells, altars and rocks.
They also include named seas, mountains, cities, towns, countries,
districts, rivers, brooks, fords and so on. They do not include unnamed
features such as rivers described to be near to another place. The
names of tribes and races are not listed as place names unless their
name is preceded by "land of", "inheritance of" or similar.

There are a number of specific points:

1. The following are not listed twice:

 The brooks of Arnon (Num21:14) are not listed separately from


the river Arnon (Num21:13).

 Moab (Exo15:15) is not listed separately from the field of Moab


(Ge36:35).

 Tabor (Josh19:22) and mount Tabor (Jdgs4:6) refer to the same


mountain.

 The "valley of Eshcol" (Num32:9) and the "brook of


Eshcol" (Num13:23) which flows through the valley refer to the
same place.

 Mount Gilead (Ge31:21) and the land of Gilead (Ge37:25) refer to


the same mountain range.

 The field of Edom (Jdgs5:4) is not listed separately from Edom.

 The ford Jabbok (Ge32:22) is not listed separately from the river
Jabbok (Num21:24).

 The land/environs of Tappuah (Josh17:8) is not listed separately


from the city of Tappuah (Josh16:8).

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 The city Raamses (Exo1:11) is in the district of Rameses
(Ge47:11) and is not listed twice.

 Goshen is a town (Josh15:51) and district (Josh10:41) in Judah


and is not listed twice.

2. The plain/valley of Jezreel (Josh17:16) is a large region to the west of


the city Jezreel (Josh19:18), and is considered to be a separate place
name.

3. The plain of Mamre is land owned by Mamre in Genesis, but appears


also to be named after this person. Therefore, it is included in the list as
a place name.

4. Havilah is thought to refer to areas of Arabia but the exact location is


unknown. Holman's Bible dictionary suggests that Havilah (Ge25:18)
may be a similar or same location to the place listed in Ge2:11.
Therefore, it is not listed twice.

5. The city of Nahor (Ge24:10) is referred to in Mari texts, and is thought


to be a place name rather than simply the place where Nahor lives.

6. Jeshimon (Num21:20) may just mean "wilderness" or "waste-land", but


it is included as a place name.

7. Atad is referred to as "the threshingfloor of Atad" (Ge50:10). Atad is a


place rather than a person, so it is included in the list.

8. Most of the names in the "table of nations" (Genesis chapters 10 and


11) are the names of people or ancestors of tribes; some have
corresponding place names elsewhere in the Bible which are included
in the list (eg. Caanan). However, Hazarmaveth (Ge10:26) is a place
name and is not mentioned elsewhere, so is included in the list.

9. There are two towns called Bethel in the south of Judah, both close to
Ai; the evidence comes from Josh12:9-16 (there are two Bethels in this
list).

10. Ed (Josh22:34) is a named altar, but the Easton's Bible dictionary


claims that it is not in the original text but added later. There is a
parable here - "Ed" is an abbreviation for "editor" sometimes seen in
magazines and newspapers. An "editor" added this place name to the
Bible. It has not been included in the list.

11. There are several places named Mizpah/Mizpeh (it means look-out or
watch-tower):

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 Ge31:49 (in Gilead); probably same as Jdgs10:17 and Ramath-
mizpeh (Josh13:26).
 Josh11:3 (in Gilead)
 1Sm22:3 (in Moab)
 Josh18:26 (in Benjamin)
 Josh15:38 (in Judah)

12. There are several places called Ataroth/Atroth/Atarothadar:

 Num32:3, Num32:34
 Josh16:2, Josh16:5, Josh18:13 (could be 2 places)
 1Chr2:54 – also known as Atroth-Beth-Joab
 Num32:35

13. Two cities close to each other called Bethhoron are distinguished by
Bethhoron "the upper" and "the nether".

14. It is not known how many places called Gilgal are identical. The
following are included:

 Deu11:30
 Josh4:19, Josh9:6, Josh15:7 (this could be two or three separate
places).
 Josh12:23

15. Beeroth (Deu10:6) and Beer (Jdgs9:21) are thought to be the same by
some sources. Therefore, Beer is not listed.

16. Tidal King of Nations (Ge14:1) is the King of Goiim in the RV Bible.
Therefore, Nations is included as a place name.

17. Eber (Num24:24) refers to the Hebrew race, not to a place.

18. Hazor (Josh15:23) and Ithnan (Josh15:23) could be Hazor-Ithnan.


However, both are listed separately.

19. Kerioth (Josh15:25) and Hezron (Josh15:25) are listed as Kerioth-


Hezron (as in the Revised Version).

20. Shechem (Josh20:7) is identified by Nave's Topical Index as a separate


place from the Shechem of Genesis. However, Easton's and Holman's
Bible dictionaries disagree. This Shechem is not listed separately.

21. The following are not listed as place names. Note that the first five lack
a plane of reference. For example, the upper springs of Mount
Rushmore would be included as a place name, but the upper springs
on their own cannot be classed as a place name. Another example
would be a name like "the valley", which would not be included, but a

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name like "the valley of Mount Rushmore" would be included.

 The south country (Ge24:62).


 The east country (Ge25:6).
 The hill country (Josh13:6).
 The upper springs (Josh15:20).
 The nether springs (Josh15:21).
 City/land of Sihon King of the Amorites: this has been excluded
much like the "House of Sihon" would be excluded from the list.
Heshbon and the land of the Amorites are included in the list.
 The great river, the river Euphrates (Deu1:7): a description of the
Euphrates rather than a name for it.
 Jeshurun (Deu32:15) refers to the people of Israel rather than the
land of Israel.
 Heaven.
 Earth.

22. The following list shows pairs of different names that refer to the same
place. Both names in each pair are included in the list unless they are
also found in the next list (Arbah).

Assyria Ge2:14 Asshur Num24:22


Shinar Ge10:10 Babel Ge10:10
Hebron Ge13:18 Arbah Ge35:27
Bela Ge14:2 Zoar Ge13:10
Enmishpat Ge14:7 Kadesh Ge14:7
Dan Ge14:14 Leshem Josh19:47
Shaveh Ge14:17 King's Dale Ge14:17
Salem Ge14:18 Jebusi Josh18:16
Padanaram Ge25:20 Syria Jdgs10:6
Jegarsahadutha Ge31:47 Galeed Ge31:47
Ephrath Ge35:16 Bethlehem Ge35:19
Chezib Ge38:5 Achzib Josh15:44
Massah Exo17:7 Meribah Exo17:7
Aram Num23:7 Syria Jdgs10:6
Shebam Num32:3 Shibmah Num32:38
Beon Num32:3 Baalmeon Num32:38
Kenath Num32:42 Nobah Num32:42
Libnah Num33:20 Laban Deu1:1
Astaroth Deu1:4 Beeshterah Josh21:27
Beeroth Deu10:6 Benejaakan Num33:31
Gilgal Josh4:19 Geliloth Josh18:17
Bethaven Josh7:2 Bethel Ge12:8
Kirjathjearim Josh9:17 Baalah Josh15:9
Kirjathjearim Josh9:17 Kirjathbaal Josh15:60
Debir Josh10:38 Kirjathsepher Josh15:15
Kirjathsepher Josh15:15 Kirjathsannah Josh15:49
Bealoth Josh15:24 Baalathbeer Josh19:8
Hezron Josh15:25 Hazor Josh15:25

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Bizjothjah Josh15:28 Baalathbeer Josh19:8
Chesil Josh15:30 Bethul Josh19:4
Sansannah Josh15:31 Hazarsusah Josh19:5
Shilhim Josh15:32 Sharuhen Josh19:6
Chislothtabor Josh19:12 Chesulloth Josh19:18
Kattath Josh19:15 Kitron Jdgs1:30
Timnathserah Josh19:50 Timnathheres Jdgs2:9

23. The following list shows pairs of similar names that refer to the same
places. Only one name per pair is included in the list.

Zeboim Ge10:19 Zeboiim Ge14:2


Sidon Ge10:19 Zidon Ge49:13
Gaza Ge10:19 Azzah Deu2:23
Sichem Ge12:6 Shechem Ge33:18
Hai Ge12:8 Ai Josh7:2
Country of the
Ge14:7 Amalek Num24:20
Amalekites
[Country of the] Coasts/border (land) of
Ge14:7 Num21:13
Amorites the Amorites
Salem Ge14:18 Jerusalem Josh10:1
Beerlahairoi Ge16:14 Lahairoi Ge24:62
Kirjatharba Ge23:2 Arbah Ge35:27
Kirjatharba Ge23:2 Arba Josh15:13
Padanaram Ge25:20 Padan Ge48:7
Peniel Ge32:30 Penuel Ge32:31
Timnath Ge38:12 Timnah Josh15:10
Rameses Ge47:11 Raamses Exo1:11
Meribah Num20:13 Meribahkadesh Deu32:51
Zared Num21:12 Zered Deu2:13
Bamoth Num21:19 Bamothbaal Josh13:17
Jahaz Num21:23 Jahaza Josh13:18
Jahaz Num21:23 Jahazah Josh21:36
Dibon Num21:30 Dibongad Num33:45
Jaazer Num21:32 Jazer Num32:1
Shittim Num25:1 Abelshittim Num33:49
Nimrah Num32:3 Bethnimrah Num32:36
Kadeshbarnea Num32:8 Kedesh Josh15:23
Bethharan Num32:36 Betharam Josh13:27
Baalmeon Num32:38 Bethbaalmeon Josh13:17
Shibmah Num32:38 Sibmah Josh13:19
Havothjair Num32:41 Bashanhavothjair Deu3:14
Moseroth Num33:30 Mosera Deu10:6
Bethjesimoth Num33:49 Bethjeshimoth Josh12:3
Akrabbim Num34:4 Maalehacrabbim Josh15:3
Hazaraddar Num34:4 Adar Josh15:3
Sea of Chinnereth Num34:11 Sea of Chinneroth Josh12:3
Astaroth Deu1:4 Ashtaroth Josh9:10
Hermon Deu3:8 Baalhermon Jdgs3:3

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Sirion Deu3:9 Sion Deu4:48
Salchah Deu3:10 Salcah Josh12:5
Rabbath Deu3:11 Rabbah Josh13:25
Border of the
Geshuri Deu3:14 Josh12:5
Geshurites
[Border of the]
Maachathi Deu3:14 Josh12:5
Maachathites
Beeroth Deu10:6 Beer Jdgs9:21
Uttermost Sea Deu11:24 Utmost Sea Deu34:2
Shimron Josh11:1 Shimronmeron Josh12:20
Mountain of Israel Josh11:16 Mountains of Israel Josh11:21
Taanach Josh12:21 Tanach Josh21:25
Kedesh Josh12:22 Kedeshnaphtali Jdgs4:6
Betharabah Josh15:6 Arabah Josh18:18
Bethhogla Josh15:6 Bethhoglah Josh18:19
Baalah Josh15:29 Balah Josh19:3
Rimmon Josh15:32 Remmon Josh19:7
Lebaoth Josh15:32 Bethlebaoth Josh19:6
Zoreah Josh15:33 Zorah Josh19:41
Eshtemoh Josh15:50 Eshtemoa Josh21:14
Ataroth Josh16:2 Atarothadar Josh18:13
Ataroth Josh16:2 Atarothaddar Josh16:5
Jebusi Josh18:16 Jebus Jdgs19:10
Gaba Josh18:24 Geba Josh21:17
Daberath Josh19:12 Dabareh Josh21:28
Nahallal Josh19:15 Nahalal Josh21:35
Kattath Josh19:15 Kartah Josh21:34
Nahallal Josh19:15 Nahalol Jdgs1:30
Kishion Josh19:20 Kishon Josh21:28
Misheal Josh19:26 Mishal Josh21:30
Aphek Josh19:30 Aphik Jdgs1:31
Adami Josh19:33 Adamah Josh19:36
Zaanannim Josh19:33 Zaanaim Jdgs4:11
Hammath Josh19:35 Hammothdor Josh21:32
Ajalon Josh19:42 Aijalon Josh21:24
Shaalabbin Josh19:42 Shaalbim Jdgs1:35

1. eden Ge2:8
2. pison Ge2:11
3. havilah Ge2:11
4. gihon Ge2:13
5. ethiopia Ge2:13
6. hiddekel Ge2:14
7. assyria Ge2:14
8. euphrates Ge2:14

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9. nod Ge4:16
10. enoch Ge4:17
11. ararat Ge8:4
12. isles of the gentiles Ge10:5
13. babel Ge10:10
14. erech Ge10:10
15. accad Ge10:10
16. calneh Ge10:10
17. shinar Ge10:10
18. nineveh Ge10:11
19. rehoboth Ge10:11
20. calah Ge10:11
21. resen Ge10:12
22. sidon Ge10:19
23. gerar Ge10:19
24. gaza Ge10:19
25. sodom Ge10:19
26. gomorrah Ge10:19
27. admah Ge10:19
28. zeboim Ge10:19
29. lasha Ge10:19
30. hazarmaveth Ge10:26
31. mesha Ge10:30
32. sephar Ge10:30
33. ur Ge11:28
34. canaan Ge11:31
35. haran Ge11:31
36. sichem Ge12:6
37. moreh Ge12:6
38. bethel Ge12:8
39. hai Ge12:8
40. egypt Ge12:10
41. jordan Ge13:10
42. zoar Ge13:10
43. mamre Ge13:18
44. hebron Ge13:18
45. nations (goiim) Ge14:1
46. ellasar Ge14:1
47. elam Ge14:1
48. bela Ge14:2
49. siddim Ge14:3
50. salt sea Ge14:3
51. ashteroth karnaim Ge14:5
52. ham Ge14:5

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53. shaveh kiriathaim Ge14:5
54. mount seir Ge14:6
55. elparan Ge14:6
56. enmishpat Ge14:7
57. kadesh Ge14:7
58. country of the amalekites Ge14:7
59. [country of the] amorites Ge14:7
60. hazezontamar Ge14:7
61. dan Ge14:14
62. hobah Ge14:15
63. damascus Ge14:15
64. shaveh Ge14:17
65. the king's dale Ge14:17
66. salem Ge14:18
67. river of egypt Ge15:18
68. shur Ge16:7
69. beerlahairoi Ge16:14
70. bered Ge16:14
71. beersheba Ge21:14
72. paran Ge21:21
73. land of the philistines Ge21:32
74. moriah Ge22:2
75. jehovahjireh Ge22:14
76. kirjatharba Ge23:2
77. machpelah Ge23:9
78. city of nahor Ge24:10
79. mesopotamia Ge24:10
80. padanaram Ge25:20
81. valley of gerar Ge26:17
82. esek Ge26:20
83. sitnah Ge26:21
84. rehoboth (2) Ge26:22
85. shebah Ge26:33
86. luz Ge28:19
87. mount gilead Ge31:21
88. jegarsahadutha Ge31:47
89. galeed Ge31:47
90. mizpah Ge31:49
91. mahanaim Ge32:2
92. edom Ge32:3
93. land of seir Ge32:3
94. jabbok Ge32:22
95. peniel Ge32:30
96. succoth Ge33:17

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97. shalem Ge33:18
98. eleloheisrael Ge33:20
99. elbethel Ge35:7
100. allonbachuth Ge35:8
101. ephrath Ge35:16
102. bethlehem Ge35:19
103. edar Ge35:21
104. dinhabah Ge36:32
105. bozrah Ge36:33
106. temani Ge36:34
107. moab Ge36:35
108. avith Ge36:35
109. masrekah Ge36:36
110. rehoboth (3) Ge36:37
111. pau Ge36:39
112. vale of hebron Ge37:14
113. dothan Ge37:17
114. chezib Ge38:5
115. timnath Ge38:12
116. land of the hebrews Ge40:15
117. on Ge41:45
118. goshen Ge45:10
119. rameses Ge47:11
120. atad Ge50:10
121. abelmizraim Ge50:11
122. pithom Exo1:11
123. midian Exo2:15
124. mountain of god (sinai) Exo3:1
125. horeb Exo3:1
126. red sea Exo10:19
127. succoth (2) Exo12:37
128. etham Exo13:20
129. pihahiroth Exo14:2
130. migdol Exo14:2
131. baalzephon Exo14:2
132. palestina Exo15:14
133. the sanctuary Exo15:17
134. marah Exo15:23
135. elim Exo15:27
136. sin Exo16:1
137. mount sinai Exo16:1
138. rephidim Exo17:1
139. massah Exo17:7
140. meribah Exo17:7

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141. jehovahnissi Exo17:15
142. sea of the philistines Exo23:31
143. taberah Num11:3
144. kibrothhattaavah Num11:34
145. hazeroth Num11:35
146. zin Num13:21
147. rehob Num13:21
148. hamath Num13:21
149. zoan Num13:22
150. eshcol Num13:23
151. hormah Num14:45
152. meribah (2) Num20:13
153. hor Num20:22
154. arad Num21:1
155. oboth Num21:10
156. ijeabarim Num21:11
157. zared Num21:12
158. arnon Num21:13
159. ar Num21:15
160. beer Num21:16
161. mattanah Num21:18
162. nahaliel Num21:19
163. bamoth Num21:19
164. pisgah Num21:20
165. jeshimon Num21:20
166. jahaz Num21:23
167. ammon Num21:24
168. heshbon Num21:25
169. dibon Num21:30
170. nophah Num21:30
171. medeba Num21:30
172. jaazer Num21:32
173. bashan Num21:33
174. edrei Num21:33
175. jericho Num22:1
176. pethor Num22:5
177. kirjathhuzoth Num22:39
178. aram Num23:7
179. zophim Num23:14
180. peor Num23:28
181. asshur Num24:22
182. chittim Num24:24
183. shittim Num25:1
184. abarim Num27:12

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185. ataroth Num32:3
186. nimrah Num32:3
187. elealeh Num32:3
188. shebam Num32:3
189. nebo Num32:3
190. beon Num32:3
191. kadeshbarnea Num32:8
192. aroer Num32:34
193. atroth Num32:35
194. shophan Num32:35
195. jogbehah Num32:35
196. bethharan Num32:36
197. kirjathaim Num32:37
198. baalmeon Num32:38
199. shibmah Num32:38
200. havothjair Num32:41
201. kenath Num32:42
202. nobah Num32:42
203. dophkah Num33:12
204. alush Num33:13
205. rithmah Num33:18
206. rimmonparez Num33:19
207. libnah Num33:20
208. rissah Num33:21
209. kehelathah Num33:22
210. shapher Num33:23
211. haradah Num33:24
212. makheloth Num33:25
213. tahath Num33:26
214. tarah Num33:27
215. mithcah Num33:28
216. hashmonah Num33:29
217. moseroth Num33:30
218. benejaakan Num33:31
219. horhagidgad Num33:32
220. jotbathah Num33:33
221. ebronah Num33:34
222. eziongaber Num33:35
223. hor (2) Num34:7
224. zalmonah Num33:41
225. punon Num33:42
226. iim Num33:45
227. almondiblathaim Num33:46
228. bethjesimoth Num33:49

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229. akrabbim Num34:4
230. hazaraddar Num34:4
231. azmon Num34:4
232. great sea Num34:6
233. zedad Num34:8
234. ziphron Num34:9
235. hazarenan Num34:9
236. shepham Num34:10
237. riblah Num34:11
238. ain Num34:11
239. sea of chinnereth Num34:11
240. tophel Deu1:1
241. laban Deu1:1
242. dizahab Deu1:1
243. astaroth Deu1:4
244. mount of the amorites Deu1:7
245. lebanon Deu1:7
246. elath Deu2:8
247. land of giants Deu2:20
248. hazerim Deu2:23
249. caphtor Deu2:23
250. kedemoth Deu2:26
251. aroer (2) Deu2:36
252. argob Deu3:4
253. hermon Deu3:8
254. sirion Deu3:9
255. shenir Deu3:9
256. salchah Deu3:10
257. rabbath Deu3:11
258. geshuri Deu3:14
259. maachathi Deu3:14
260. chinnereth Deu3:17
261. sea of the plain Deu3:17
262. ashdothpisgah Deu3:17
263. bethpeor Deu3:29
264. bezer Deu4:43
265. ramoth in gilead Deu4:43
266. golan Deu4:43
267. beeroth Deu10:6
268. gudgodah Deu10:7
269. jotbath Deu10:7
270. the uttermost sea Deu11:24
271. gerizim Deu11:29
272. ebal Deu11:29

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273. gilgal Deu11:30
274. nebo (2) Deu32:49
275. naphtali Deu34:2
276. ephraim Deu34:2
277. manasseh Deu34:2
278. judah Deu34:2
279. city of palm trees Deu34:3
280. land of the hittites Josh1:4
281. adam Josh3:16
282. zaretan Josh3:16
283. gilgal (2) Josh4:19
284. bethaven Josh7:2
285. shebarim Josh7:5
286. achor Josh7:24
287. bethel (2) Josh8:7
288. gibeon Josh9:3
289. chephirah Josh9:17
290. beeroth (2) Josh9:17
291. kirjathjearim Josh9:17
292. jarmuth Josh10:3
293. lachish Josh10:3
294. eglon Josh10:3
295. bethhoron Josh10:10
296. azekah Josh10:10
297. makkedah Josh10:10
298. valley of ajalon Josh10:12
299. libnah (2) Josh10:29
300. gezer Josh10:33
301. debir Josh10:38
302. goshen (2) Josh10:41
303. hazor Josh11:1
304. madon Josh11:1
305. shimron Josh11:1
306. achshaph Josh11:1
307. chinneroth Josh11:2
308. dor Josh11:2
309. mizpeh Josh11:3
310. merom Josh11:5
311. misrephothmaim Josh11:8
312. valley of mizpeh Josh11:8
313. mountain of israel Josh11:16
314. halak Josh11:17
315. baalgad Josh11:17
316. valley of lebanon Josh11:17

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317. anab Josh11:21
318. mountains of judah Josh11:21
319. gath Josh11:22
320. land of the children of israel Josh11:22
321. ashdod Josh11:22
322. geder Josh12:13
323. adullam Josh12:15
324. tappuah Josh12:17
325. hepher Josh12:17
326. aphek Josh12:18
327. lasharon Josh12:18
328. taanach Josh12:21
329. megiddo Josh12:21
330. kedesh Josh12:22
331. jokneam Josh12:22
332. carmel Josh12:22
333. gilgal (3) Josh12:23
334. tirzah Josh12:24
335. sihor Josh13:3
336. ekron Josh13:3
337. mearah Josh13:4
338. land of the giblites Josh13:5
339. mephaath Josh13:18
340. zarethshahar Josh13:19
341. inheritance of reuben Josh13:23
342. ramathmizpeh Josh13:26
343. betonim Josh13:26
344. debir (2) Josh13:26
345. zaphon Josh13:27
346. inheritance of gad Josh13:28
347. karkaa Josh15:3
348. bethhogla Josh15:6
349. betharabah Josh15:6
350. stone of bohan Josh15:6
351. adummim Josh15:7
352. enshemesh Josh15:7
353. enrogel Josh15:7
354. debir (3) Josh15:7
355. valley of the son of hinnom Josh15:8
356. nephtoah Josh15:9
357. mount ephron Josh15:9
358. baalah Josh15:9
359. mount seir (2) Josh15:10
360. jearim Josh15:10

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361. chesalon Josh15:10
362. bethshemesh Josh15:10
363. shicron Josh15:11
364. baalah (2) Josh15:11
365. jabneel Josh15:11
366. kirjathsepher Josh15:15
367. kabzeel Josh15:21
368. eder Josh15:21
369. jagur Josh15:21
370. kinah Josh15:22
371. dimonah Josh15:22
372. adadah Josh15:22
373. hazor (2) Josh15:23
374. ithnan Josh15:23
375. ziph Josh15:24
376. telem Josh15:24
377. bealoth Josh15:24
378. hazor (3) Josh15:25
379. hadattah Josh15:25
380. kerioth-hezron (RV) Josh15:25
381. hazor (4) Josh15:25
382. amam Josh15:26
383. shema Josh15:26
384. moladah Josh15:26
385. hazargaddah Josh15:27
386. heshmon Josh15:27
387. bethpalet Josh15:27
388. hazarshual Josh15:28
389. bizjothjah Josh15:28
390. baalah (3) Josh15:29
391. iim (2) Josh15:29
392. azem Josh15:29
393. eltolad Josh15:30
394. chesil Josh15:30
395. ziklag Josh15:31
396. madmannah Josh15:31
397. sansannah Josh15:31
398. lebaoth Josh15:32
399. shilhim Josh15:32
400. ain (2) Josh15:32
401. rimmon Josh15:32
402. eshtaol Josh15:33
403. zoreah Josh15:33
404. ashnah Josh15:33

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405. zanoah Josh15:34
406. engannim Josh15:34
407. enam Josh15:34
408. socoh Josh15:35
409. sharaim Josh15:36
410. adithaim Josh15:36
411. gederah Josh15:36
412. gederothaim Josh15:36
413. zenan Josh15:37
414. hadashah Josh15:37
415. migdalgad Josh15:37
416. dilean Josh15:38
417. mizpeh (2) Josh15:38
418. joktheel Josh15:38
419. bozkath Josh15:39
420. cabbon Josh15:40
421. lahmam Josh15:40
422. kithlish Josh15:40
423. gederoth Josh15:41
424. bethdagon Josh15:41
425. naamah Josh15:41
426. ether Josh15:42
427. ashan Josh15:42
428. jiphtah Josh15:43
429. ashnah (2) Josh15:43
430. nezib Josh15:43
431. keilah Josh15:44
432. achzib Josh15:44
433. mareshah Josh15:44
434. shamir Josh15:48
435. jattir Josh15:48
436. socoh (2) Josh15:48
437. dannah Josh15:49
438. kirjathsannah Josh15:49
439. eshtemoh Josh15:50
440. anim Josh15:50
441. holon Josh15:51
442. giloh Josh15:51
443. arab Josh15:52
444. dumah Josh15:52
445. eshean Josh15:52
446. janum Josh15:53
447. bethtappuah Josh15:53
448. aphekah Josh15:53

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449. humtah Josh15:54
450. zior Josh15:54
451. maon Josh15:55
452. ziph (2) Josh15:55
453. juttah Josh15:55
454. jezreel Josh15:56
455. jokdeam Josh15:56
456. zanoah (2) Josh15:56
457. cain Josh15:57
458. gibeah Josh15:57
459. halhul Josh15:58
460. bethzur Josh15:58
461. gedor Josh15:58
462. maarath Josh15:59
463. bethanoth Josh15:59
464. eltekon Josh15:59
465. kirjathbaal Josh15:60
466. rabbah Josh15:60
467. middin Josh15:61
468. secacah Josh15:61
469. nibshan Josh15:62
470. city of salt Josh15:62
471. engedi Josh15:62
472. water of jericho Josh16:1
473. bethel (3) Josh16:1
474. archi Josh16:2
475. ataroth (2) Josh16:2
476. japhleti Josh16:3
477. bethhoron (2) Josh16:3
478. michmethah Josh16:6
479. taanathshiloh Josh16:6
480. janohah Josh16:6
481. naarath Josh16:7
482. tappuah (2) Josh16:8
483. kanah Josh16:8
484. asher Josh17:7
485. entappuah Josh17:7
486. issachar Josh17:10
487. bethshean Josh17:11
488. ibleam Josh17:11
489. endor Josh17:11
490. the land of the perizzites Josh17:15
491. mount ephraim Josh17:15
492. valley of jezreel (2) Josh17:16

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493. shiloh Josh18:1
494. jebusi Josh18:16
495. geliloth Josh18:17
496. keziz Josh18:21
497. zemaraim Josh18:22
498. avim Josh18:23
499. parah Josh18:23
500. ophrah Josh18:23
501. chepharhaammonai Josh18:24
502. ophni Josh18:24
503. gaba Josh18:24
504. ramah Josh18:25
505. mizpeh (3) Josh18:26
506. mozah Josh18:26
507. rekem Josh18:27
508. irpeel Josh18:27
509. taralah Josh18:27
510. zelah Josh18:28
511. eleph Josh18:28
512. gibeath Josh18:28
513. kirjath Josh18:28
514. inheritance of benjamin Josh18:28
515. sheba Josh19:2
516. bethul Josh19:4
517. bethmarcaboth Josh19:5
518. hazarsusah Josh19:5
519. sharuhen Josh19:6
520. baalathbeer Josh19:8
521. ramath Josh19:8
522. inheritance of simeon Josh19:8
523. sarid Josh19:10
524. maralah Josh19:11
525. dabbasheth Josh19:11
526. chislothtabor Josh19:12
527. daberath Josh19:12
528. japhia Josh19:12
529. gittahhepher Josh19:13
530. ittahkazin Josh19:13
531. remmonmethoar Josh19:13
532. neah Josh19:13
533. hannathon Josh19:14
534. jiphthahel Josh19:14
535. kattath Josh19:15
536. nahallal Josh19:15

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537. idalah Josh19:15
538. bethlehem (2) Josh19:15
539. inheritance of zebulun Josh19:16
540. jezreel (3) Josh19:18
541. chesulloth Josh19:18
542. shunem Josh19:18
543. haphraim Josh19:19
544. shihon Josh19:19
545. anaharath Josh19:19
546. rabbith Josh19:20
547. kishion Josh19:20
548. abez Josh19:20
549. remeth Josh19:21
550. engannim (2) Josh19:21
551. enhaddah Josh19:21
552. bethpazzez Josh19:21
553. tabor Josh19:22
554. shahazimah Josh19:22
555. bethshemesh (2) Josh19:22
556. helkath Josh19:25
557. hali Josh19:25
558. beten Josh19:25
559. alammelech Josh19:26
560. amad Josh19:26
561. misheal Josh19:26
562. shihorlibnath Josh19:26
563. bethdagon (2) Josh19:27
564. bethemek Josh19:27
565. neiel Josh19:27
566. cabul Josh19:27
567. hebron (3) Josh19:28
568. rehob (2) Josh19:28
569. hammon Josh19:28
570. kanah (2) Josh19:28
571. ramah (2) Josh19:29
572. tyre Josh19:29
573. hosah Josh19:29
574. achzib (2) Josh19:29
575. ummah Josh19:30
576. aphek (2) Josh19:30
577. rehob (3) Josh19:30
578. heleph Josh19:33
579. allon Josh19:33
580. zaanannim Josh19:33

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581. adami Josh19:33
582. nekeb Josh19:33
583. jabneel (2) Josh19:33
584. lakum Josh19:33
585. aznothtabor Josh19:34
586. hukkok Josh19:34
587. ziddim Josh19:35
588. zer Josh19:35
589. hammath Josh19:35
590. rakkath Josh19:35
591. ramah (3) Josh19:36
592. edrei (2) Josh19:37
593. enhazor Josh19:37
594. iron Josh19:38
595. migdalel Josh19:38
596. horem Josh19:38
597. bethanath Josh19:38
598. bethshemesh (3) Josh19:38
599. irshemesh Josh19:41
600. shaalabbin Josh19:42
601. ajalon (2) Josh19:42
602. jethlah Josh19:42
603. elon Josh19:43
604. thimnathah Josh19:43
605. eltekeh Josh19:44
606. gibbethon Josh19:44
607. baalath Josh19:44
608. jehud Josh19:45
609. beneberak Josh19:45
610. gathrimmon Josh19:45
611. mejarkon Josh19:46
612. rakkon Josh19:46
613. japho Josh19:46
614. leshem Josh19:47
615. inheritance of dan Josh19:48
616. timnathserah Josh19:50
617. galilee Josh20:7
618. mount naphtali Josh20:7
619. anathoth Josh21:18
620. almon Josh21:18
621. kibzaim Josh21:22
622. gathrimmon (2) Josh21:25
623. beeshterah Josh21:27
624. jarmuth (2) Josh21:29

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625. abdon Josh21:30
626. kartan Josh21:32
627. dimnah Josh21:35
628. gaash Josh24:30
629. bezek Jdgs1:4
630. zephath Jdgs1:17
631. askelon Jdgs1:18
632. luz (2) Jdgs1:26
633. kitron Jdgs1:30
634. accho Jdgs1:31
635. ahlab Jdgs1:31
636. helbah Jdgs1:31
637. heres Jdgs1:35
638. the rock (selah) Jdgs1:36
639. bochim Jdgs2:1
640. timnathheres Jdgs2:9
641. seirath Jdgs3:26
642. harosheth Jdgs4:2
643. river of kishon Jdgs4:7
644. waters of megiddo Jdgs5:19
645. meroz Jdgs5:23
646. gaza (2) Jdgs6:4
647. ophrah (2) Jdgs6:11
648. jehovahshalom Jdgs6:24
649. harod Jdgs7:1
650. moreh (2) Jdge7:1
651. bethshittah Jdgs7:22
652. zererath Jdgs7:22
653. abelmeholah Jdgs7:22
654. tabbath Jdgs7:22
655. bethbarah Jdgs7:24
656. rock of oreb Jdgs7:25
657. karkor Jdgs8:10
658. nobah (2) Jdgs8:11
659. millo Jdgs9:6
660. meonenim Jdgs9:37
661. arumah Jdgs9:41
662. zalmon Jdgs9:48
663. thebez Jdgs9:50
664. shamir (2) Jdgs10:1
665. camon Jdgs10:5
666. syria Jdgs10:6

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Parables and General Issues
These are some things that I have observed in the Bible and the world. There
are many examples of how God communicates with us. The most important
things about following Jesus are:

1. Love the Lord your God with all your strength, heart, mind and soul
2. Love your neighbour as yourself

In identifying some of God's communication, I am following one aspect of the


first commandment of Jesus. The contents of this chapter is as follows:

1. Linguistic Parables
2. Parables About the Church
3. Parables from Jesus
4. Other Biblical Parables
5. Other Parables
6. Predictions of the Coming of Jesus
7. General Issues

1. Linguistic Parables

Possible linguistic markers


These are where I think that God has made words sound similar to Christian
terms (Satan etc) to give hints about their nature. It has nothing to do with
evolution of language, and a term is not "Satan" just because it sounds like
"Satan". For example, "sex sex sex" sounds a bit like "666," which wrongly
implies that sex is evil (note however, that sex, adultery, immorality and
prostitution are used in the Bible as parables for worshipping false ideologies,
especially Pauline theology).

There are many words in the English language that relate to Christianity, for
example business; cash; medicine; Son is the spiritual light of the world, and
the Sun is the physical light, Evil, Live (ie. life is the opposite of evil); Devil,
evil; Horoscope, horror scope; tarot, to rot; World, sword, wood = Word,
Synod and synagogue.

Note that there is no sin in taking medicine, but there is sin in the research
process. It involves animal testing, £500 million funding for each drug that is
released onto the market and concentrates on diseases that affect the rich.

Feet have souls


In John 13:5-14 Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, and told them that
they would not understand this when it was done for them, but they would
understand later. Jesus was washing the soles of their feet; in other words

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Jesus was teaching the disciples to 'wash' the souls of others. The full
meaning can only be understood at the present time.

Ears of Corn
In Matthew 13:1-9, Jesus tells the parable of the man who sows corn. He
finishes with "Listen, then, if you have ears!" Ripe stalks of corn have ears. In
other words Jesus is telling us to listen to parables such as these linguistic
markers.

Revelation 2:17: "If you have ears, then, listen to what the Spirit says to the
churches! To those who win the victory I will give some of the hidden
manna." The 'hidden manna' refers to parables such as these linguistic
markers.

Europe = Your rope


(historically, Europe has been the rope to hang ourselves with - world wars
etc.)

Santa Claus
Santa Claus = Satan's Claws

Mountains:
Jesus taught on the mount of olives (mountain of life).
Moses received the commandments on Mount Sinai

Saints
"Saint Paul" is really "Satan Paul".

Stan
All the countries that end in "stan"

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan,


Kyrgyzstan

They are under the rule of Stan (Satan).

Sikhism
The correct pronunciation of Sikh is "sick"
The festival of Divali - Devilly
The Sikh God is Satguru - Satan
Their last name is Singh - Sin
Guru Nanak's writings are called shabads - Bad
The founder of the religion was Nanak Dev - Devil

Islamabad
The Capital City of Pakistan - Islam is Bad.

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Hellmand province
There's been a lot about the Hellmand province in the news - it is part of
Afghanistan and contains the word "Hell".

Divine
Divine = The vine

Emmanuel = A Manuel (a guide to living)

Physics = three six (666)


Atheist = A thirst

Dogma
Dogma has the word dog in it. Priests wear a dog collar. Dog is the reverse
spelling of God, suggesting that the priesthood and the church system are
anti-God.

Mormonism
They trust in a modern day prophet called
Joseph Smith = Joseph's Myth.
Their "3rd Testament" contains books called Helaman (Hell) and Ether
(nothingness).

Chrysalis
The process by which a caterpillar turns into a butterfly is a parable for how a
person turns into an angel. The word "Chrysalis" contains a word sounding
like "Christ".

Archangel
Archangel = Angel of the Ark (of Noah). The story of the great flood and
Noah's Ark refers to the time of the end.

Sadducees
They do not believe that people will rise from the death. The word contains
the word "Sad".

Listen then if you have ears!


A phrase used by Jesus throughout his teachings to indicate the presence of
a parable as described above.

Mark 4:22
"Whatever is hidden away will be brought out into the open, and
whatever is covered up will be uncovered. Listen then if you have ears!"

The things being uncovered refer to parables such as this one.

Matthew 11:14-15
"John is Elijah, whose coming was predicted. Listen, then, if you have

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ears!"

Elijah called fire from heaven; this book gives an asteroid impact warning. I
am represented by John as described elsewhere in this book.

Luke 14:34-35
"Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, there is no way to make it salty
again. It is no good for the soil or for the manure heap; it is thrown
away. Listen, then, if you have ears!"

"Salt" refers to true teaching and the ability to have faith. Pauline theology
has made the salt worthless, so it is thrown away. This is a reference to the
end-time plagues.

Matthew 13:40-43
"Just as the weeds are gathered up and burnt in the fire, so the same
thing will happen at the end of the age: the Son of Man will send out his
angels to gather up out of his Kingdom all those who cause people to
sin and all others who do evil things, and they will throw them into the
fiery furnace, where they will cry and grind their teeth. Then God's
people will shine like the sun in their Father's Kingdom. Listen, then, if
you have ears!"

The parable here is that 'sun' sounds like 'Son' - in other words when people
follow Jesus, they will 'shine like the Son'. Similarly, the three wise men saw
the star of Jesus come up in the east (Matthew 2:2). The star that comes up
every day in the east is the Sun.

2. Parables About the Church

Declaring publicly that you belong to Jesus


In Matthew 10:32-33, Jesus says "For those who declare publicly that they
belong to me, I will do the same before my Father in heaven. But if anyone
rejects me publicly, I will reject him before my Father in heaven."

Attending church is a public declaration that you follow Paul, or in other


words a public declaration that you reject Jesus.

The moneychangers in the temple


In Matthew 21:12, Jesus overturned the tables of the moneychangers. The
modern church has a system of collecting money, and this money is used for
purposes other than caring for the poor, sick and others that Jesus came to
teach about (for example, it goes into repairing the church buildings and
paying the wages of the priests). This is what he means by a "hideout for
thieves".

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Being ashamed of Jesus' teaching
In Mark 8:38, Jesus says "If a person is ashamed of me and of my teaching
in this godless and wicked day, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of him
when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."

He is implying this of churchgoers - those who know what his teaching is, but
follow Pauline theology instead.

Similarly, in Mark 3:29, Jesus says "But whoever says evil things against the
Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, because he has committed an eternal sin."

An example of this includes the propagation of Pauline theology. Satan


pretends to be the Holy Spirit, and propagating satanic teaching is what
Jesus means in Mark 3:29. See the chapter on "How God and Satan
Communicate" for details of how Satan communicates.

Spiritual blindness
John 9:41: Jesus answered, "If you were blind, then you would not be guilty;
but since you claim that you can see, this means that you are still guilty."

In other words those who claim they can see but can't (especially
churchgoers) are more guilty of sin than those who don't attend church and
don't claim to see. The false pretense of Christianity is one of the main
ideologies that are in opposition to following Jesus.

Curing a man born blind


In John chapter 9, Jesus cures a man born blind. This parallels the teachings
of Jesus curing my own spiritual blindness (I was born blind into a blind
society).

Being thrown into the sea


Mark 9:42: "If anyone should cause one of these little ones to lose his faith in
me, it would be better for that person to have a large millstone tied round his
neck and be thrown into the sea."

This statement refers to anyone who propagates Pauline theology. The


'millstone' is the same tool that an angel uses to destroy Babylon in
Revelation - in other words this refers to many of the people who could die in
the plague described in the chapter "Luke 21:21". He is implying that it is
better for a priest to die in such a plague than to suffer the shame of having
taught people to follow Paul.

The narrow gate


Matthew 7:13: "Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate to hell is
wide and the road that leads to it is easy, and there are many who travel it.
But the gate that leads to life is narrow and the way that leads to it is hard
and there are few people who find it."

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There is nothing difficult about church worship other than trying to stay in
tune with the hymns and knowing when to stand up and sit down. By
contrast, following Jesus is hard - this is the narrow gate.

Sitting down at a feast


In Luke 14:7-14, Jesus instructs people not to sit down in the best place at a
feast (which is a parable for following him and eating his spiritual food)
because if someone more important were invited (for example, the 2.5 billion
people in poverty), then they would have to go down to the lowest place. He
is referring to the priesthood who have tried to sit themselves in the best
place, but are now being asked to move.

Jesus predicts the reaction of people to this book


Matthew 11:18: When John came, he fasted and drank no wine, and
everyone said, ‘He has a demon in him!’

Jesus predicts that many people, especially churchgoers will not


believe this book

 Matthew 21:23: "For John the Baptist came to you showing you the
right path to take, and you would not believe him; but the tax collectors
and the prostitutes believed him. Even when you saw this, you did not
later change your minds and believe him." As discussed elsewhere,
John the Baptist refers to my role.

 Matthew 17:11-13: " 'Elijah is indeed coming first,' answered Jesus,


'and he will get everything ready. But I tell you that Elijah has already
come and people did not recognise him, but treated him just as they
pleased. In the same way they will also ill-treat the Son of Man.' Then
the disciples understood that he was talking about John the Baptist."

 Luke 5:39: "And no one wants new wine after drinking old wine. ‘The
old is better,’ he says."

 Matthew 24:38-39: "In the days before the flood people ate and drank,
men and women married up to the very day Noah went into the boat;
yet they did not realise what was happening until the flood came and
swept them all away."

Mark 2:22
"Nor does anyone pour new wine into used wineskins, because the wine will
burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins will be ruined. Instead, new
wine must be poured into fresh wineskins."

The "2s" suggest a particular relevance for the present time (which I mention
in other chapters).

wine = new teaching (or rather the same teaching of 2000 years ago)

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skins = people

The wine, 2000 years after Jesus, will go into fresh wineskins (people not
having previously been religious); in other words they will be open to new
ideas.

The Awful Horror


The Awful Horror (Matthew 24:15) - "You will see the Awful Horror of which
the prophet Daniel spoke. It will be standing in the Holy Place." What stands
in the Holy Place? A Cathedral. The Awful Horror may also refer to Paul's
letters - they should not be in the Bible.

EC4M 8AD
The postcode of St Paul's Cathedral has MAD written in it (ie. people were
mad to build a palace for God).

The Peace
Jeremiah 6:14 and 8:11:

"They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace,
peace,' they say, when there is no peace."

"The Peace" is an institution in many churches where people say "peace be


with you" to each other. Where is this illusive peace?

Take out your eye?


Matthew 18:9 "And if your eye makes you lose your faith, take it out and
throw it away! It is better for you to enter life with only one eye than to keep
both eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell."

So if Paul's letters make us lose our faith then we should remove them from
the Bible. In Matthew 5:28-30, a similar statement is linked to adultery, a
common parable for the worship of Paul as discussed elsewhere.

Mark chapter 5
This chapter relates to the time of the end. Jesus sends out a mob of demons
into 2000 pigs (the year 2000) and they rush off a cliff into the sea and are
drowned.

The pigs are swine (= wine), the demons have gone into the wine (creating
the type of teaching heard in a modern church) and they rush into the sea
(floods of Noah).

Mark 14:53-65
This paragraph describes what happened to Jesus before the council as they
tried to find a way to put him to death. Essentially, he was put to death by lies
against him – people telling false tales about him. This is very much what
Pauline theology and the modern Church has done.

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Some examples:

Pauline letters
Purgatory
Singing is what God wants
Limbo
Relaxation/replacement of the commandments of Jesus
Building Cathedrals

The teachers of the Law tried to put Jesus to death secretly


In Mark 14:1-2, the teachers of the Law tried to think of a way to kill Jesus in
secret. The priesthood found a way to do it; by teaching Pauline theology.

Isaiah 5:13-14
"Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no
knowledge: and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude are
dried up with thirst. Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her
mouth without measure: and their glory and their pomp and he that rejoiceth,
shall descend into it."

I have highlighted the phrases that refer to the Pauline form of the Christian
religion.

Isaiah 5:4-6
"What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it?
wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild
grapes? And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take
away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall
thereof, and it shall be trodden down: And I will lay it waste: it shall not be
pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also
command the clouds that they rain no more upon it." That passage refers to
the last 1800-2000 years - God left the vineyard (Christian faith) unchecked
but now the rain has come.

Mark 14:27
Everyone ran away and left Jesus. This did indeed happen – no one followed
him until now.

The parable of the weeds


Matthew 13:27-30: The man's servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, it was
good seed you sowed in your field; where did the weeds come from?’ ‘It was
some enemy who did this,’ he answered. ‘Do you want us to go and pull up
the weeds?’ they asked him. ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because as you gather the
weeds you might pull up some of the wheat along with them. Let the wheat
and the weeds both grow together until harvest. Then I will tell the harvest
workers to pull up the weeds first, tie them in bundles and burn them, and
then to gather in the wheat and put it in my barn.’ "

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Paul sowed the weeds (his followers). The harvest refers to the time of the
end and the wheat represents future followers of Jesus.

The parable of the sower


Matthew 13:19: Those who hear the message about the Kingdom but do not
understand it are like the seeds that fell along the path. The Evil One comes
and snatches away what was sown in them.

The Evil One is Paul.

3. Parables from Jesus

Feeding the 5000


Feeding the 5000 - Jesus came with 12 disciples to feed the people with
spiritual teaching. Hence 12 baskets were taken up at the end.

Feeding the 4000


The feeding of the four thousand refers to the spiritual food that people will
receive at the time of the end:

 The seven loaves represent the seven plagues (they draw attention to
the spiritual food in this book in addition to helping destroy the
ideologies that are in opposition to following Jesus).

 This miracle was performed in the desert - the same location where
Jesus was hungry for 40 days and nights, the time frame leading up to
the time of the end (see "The Time of the End").

 The miracle happened after 3 days, representing the time period 0-


2000AD as discussed below. In other words, this spiritual food is made
available at the present time.

 After this miracle, Jesus went to the territory of Magadan (Matthew


15:39), a word sounding like "Magdalene" (see "About the Author").

Walking on water
Jesus walks on water - this shows that following him will stop you sinking in
the flood (of Noah).

Rising on the third day


Jesus was raised on the third day. There is a parable in Luke 2:41-52 about
the three days. When Jesus was a boy, his parents lost him. They found him
again after searching for three days (Luke 2:46). He was in the Temple and
he told his parents "Didn't you know that I had to be in my Father's
house?" (Luke 2:49). This parable means that after three days, Jesus is in
Heaven. It also parallels the idea that his spiritual parent searches for him by

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following his teachings (Mary the mother of Jesus, see "About the Author").

Updates for this Book


This book is constantly updated, reflecting what Jesus says in Luke 8:18: "Be
careful, then, how you listen; because those who have something will be
given more, but those who have nothing will have taken away from them
even the little they think they have." The second group of people refers to
followers of Paul.

Jesus also says in Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will
find; knock, and the door will be opened to you."

Violent attacks against the Kingdom of God


Matthew 11:12 "From the time John preached his message until this very day
the Kingdom of heaven has suffered violent attacks, and violent men try to
seize it."

John refers to myself and this book as discussed elsewhere. Jesus is


warning that New Jerusalem and the ideas in this book will come under
attack.

Every stone thrown down


In Mark 13:1-2, Jesus says that every stone of the surrounding Jewish
buildings will be thrown down. This is a parable about the time of the end.

The parable of the mustard seed


Matthew 13:31-32: Jesus told them another parable: "The Kingdom of
heaven is like this. A man takes a mustard seed and sows it in his field. It is
the smallest of all seeds, but when it grows up, it is the biggest of all plants. It
becomes a tree, so that birds come and make their nests in its branches."

The 'mustard seed' relates to the amount of faith required to tell a mountain
to throw itself in the sea (see "Luke 21:21") and by extension, the amount of
faith required to write this book.

Luke 4:26
"Elijah was not sent to anyone in Israel, but only to a widow living in
Zaraphath in the territory of Sidon. And there were many people suffering
from a dreaded skin disease in the time of Elisha, yet not one of them was
healed, only Naaman the Syrian."

This is a parable - both Elijah and Naaman the Syrian refer to myself, as
there are representations that tie together Eve, John the Baptist, Elijah, Paul
(converted on the road to Damascus in Syria), the whore of Babylon and
other Biblical characters with myself as described elsewhere in this book (for
example, see the chapter on Elijah).

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Naaman the Syrian was a leper (2Ki5:1), who was cured of his leprosy by
washing in the river Jordan seven times. John the Baptist used this river to
do baptisms. John's role is a parable for my own, and the number seven
refers to the plagues of the end times. In other words, those things that cause
people to be outcast (represented by leprosy) are cured by the seven
plagues of the end-times.

Mary Magdalene's 7 demons


In Mark 16:9, Jesus drove 7 demons out of Mary Magdalene, reflecting the
seven end-time plagues that will drive people away from Pauline theology. A
representation of Mary as the whore of Babylon is used to indicate where
people follow the teachings of Paul as described in the chapter on Elijah.

Zachariah, Matthew 23:35


Jesus says that the punishment for the murder of this man will fall on us. The
father of John the Baptist (a parable for my role) was called Zachariah
(Luke1:5). Since our Father is God (Jesus), he is referring to the murder of
himself.

Four corners of the Earth


Matthew 24:31 says: "The great trumpet will sound, and he will send out his
angels to the four corners of the earth, and they will gather his chosen people
from one end of the world to the other." The four corners mean four
dimensions (space and time) and do not refer to a flat earth.

Widow's Mite
Mark 12:41-44 describes a widow who put the last coins she had into the
temple treasury. Jesus said that this person had put more in than anyone
else because she had given all that she had to live on. He was not
encouraging people to give to the church. He was indicating that using all
your resources in the pursuit of following Jesus (even if you have very little) is
of more value than a very rich person giving a proportion of their wealth to
the poor. A case in point is this book, which was created with few material
resources, but did take a lot of time to write. Following Jesus is not just about
giving money to the poor; in fact Jesus instructs us to sell our possessions,
give the money to the poor then follow him, implying that giving money to the
poor is only a precursor to following him. Jesus tells us to do this directly
several times, but also tells us through parables (Matthew 13:44-46):

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure


The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man happens to find a treasure
hidden in a field. He covers it up again, and is so happy that he goes
and sells everything he has, and then goes back and buys that field.

The Parable of the Pearl


Also, the Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man is looking for fine
pearls, and when he finds one that is unusually fine, he goes and sells
everything he has, and buys that pearl.

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Resurrecting people who have not followed Jesus
Luke 15:11-32 relates a parable of a man who had two sons. One asked for
his inheritance early and then spent it all in reckless living. Later, he returned
to his father, who prepared a banquet for him and killed the prize calf. His
other son was jealous, but his father said: " ‘My son,’ the father answered,
‘you are always here with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to
celebrate and be happy, because your brother was dead, but now he is alive;
he was lost, but now he has been found.’ " This parable that means that the
son was resurrected and accepted into heaven.

Passover meal
In Luke 22:15-16, Jesus says "I have wanted so much to eat this Passover
meal with you before I suffer! For I tell you, I will never eat it until it is given its
full meaning in the Kingdom of God."

The first Passover was eaten in the Book of Exodus on the night when the
Egyptian first born sons were killed before the Israelites were allowed to go
free. Similarly, the spiritual food in this book warns us about the seven
plagues. Eating the spiritual food and following Jesus is like eating the
Passover meal (the Israelites who participated were protected from the
plague that affected the Egyptians - God 'passed over' their families and left
them unharmed). The Passover meal involved the sacrifice of a lamb,
representing the sacrifice that Jesus made.

Jesus says that he will wait on people when he returns (Luke 12:37). He is
referring to the preparation of this spiritual meal.

Water into wine


In John 2:1-12, Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding. Jesus uses
weddings and feasts to represent eating the 'Passover meal' or the spiritual
food in this book. I believe the water in this miracle represents the water-
based plagues. One purpose of the plagues is to draw attention to the true
teachings about Jesus - the wine. In other words water turns into wine.

Hell - our society


Luke 12:5: "I will show you whom to fear: fear God, who, after killing, has the
authority to throw into hell. Believe me, he is the one you must fear!"

This refers to people who are born into our society, and are later reborn into it
again. Examples include myself and Simon Peter.

Jesus has come to call outcasts


Matthew 9:12-13: Jesus heard them and answered, "People who are well do
not need a doctor, but only those who are sick. Go and find out what is meant
by the scripture that says: ‘It is kindness that I want, not animal sacrifices.’ I
have not come to call respectable people, but outcasts."

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The people who are well are the outcasts who he has come to call. The
people who are sick are the so-called respectable people who don't follow his
teachings. The animal sacrifices represent the sacrifices made by people in
churches (payment of priests etc).

Jesus was born in a stable with animals because there was no room in the
inn. The inn represents heaven, which is not yet built. The 'animals' represent
the social behaviour traits of people in our society (selfishness, greed etc.).
The animals on Noah's Ark represent the same thing. People in the modern
workplace behave in much the same way as apes in a jungle, although the
interactions are much more complex. The same behaviours are seen in
churches. People have many reasons for going to church, but one of them is
to be allowed into heaven. People are selfish in nature and most expend the
minimum possible effort that they think is required to get into heaven. In
reality, 'Love your neighbour as yourself' incorporates a rejection of selfish
instincts which is discussed below.

4. Other Biblical Parables

The Old Testament God was Satan


The Old Testament creates a theology that advocates killing under many
circumstances, and encouraged the Jews to fight and take the land of other
people. The Old Testament God is shown to encourage war in many
instances. In addition, he appears to use disasters and wars against the
Jews to imply that this is punishment for not following the Old Testament
Laws.

The real God (Jesus) talks through the Old Testament using parables. In
other words, the Universe has been arranged so that the text is relevant even
though the teaching is false.

In Matthew 5:17, Jesus says that he did not come to do away with the Law
and the teachings of the prophets but to make their teachings come true. He
is referring to the parables in the Law (eg. Leviticus represents the traditions
in the church) and not to the Law itself. The teachings of the prophets contain
parables and information about the time of the end as discussed in other
chapters.

Moses and the parting of the Red Sea


The sea allowed the Israelites to escape, but drowned the Egyptians who
wanted to keep them as slaves. This reflects the purpose of the plagues that
involve the sea.

Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac


This parallels God being prepared to sacrifice his only son Jesus.

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Jacob
The chapter on Solomon describes how wisdom is 666. The opposite of
wisdom is foolishness. 1 Samuel 25:3 describes a man called Nabal which
means 'a fool'. The opposite of 'Nabal' by switching the letters around is
'Laban'. Therefore Laban represents wisdom/666. Laban is also a Syrian,
and Syria is used to represent Paul (for example Syria is the 666th place in
the Bible).

Jacob worked for 7 years for each the two daughters of Laban, indicating the
length of time that we have been under the influence of 666/wisdom (~4000
years), since false commandments were first introduced into the Bible by
Abraham (eg. circumcision, the tithe etc.) who was alive in 2000BC. Seven
years represents 2000 years as described in the chapter about "The Time of
the End".

Jacob worked 7 years for Leah (2000BC-0AD) and another 7 years for
Rachel (0AD-2000AD). Leah represents modern Christians who follow Paul.
Rachel represents true followers of Jesus - Jacob's favourite wife.

Jacob was able to take Laban's sheep and goats away from him; this
represents people (represented by sheep) following Jesus rather than 666-
ideologies such as the teachings of Paul.

Earlier in the book of Genesis, Jacob was able to take his brother Esau's
birthright as the firstborn son just by feeding him some food. This refers
either to me feeding Peter spiritual food, or Peter (as Jesus) feeding me
spiritual food (see the chapter about "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?").

Jacob's favourite son was Joseph who represents Jesus. This parallels the
spiritual relationship between the Father and Jesus.

The number of stars in the sky


There are an estimated 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. This is the same
number as the total number of people estimated to have lived on the Earth.
Like our solar system (where everything revolves around the Sun), the stars
all revolve around the centre of the Galaxy. If a star represents an angel
(Jesus is the Sun; the Son of God), then we are all potential angels. This
fulfills Genesis 22:17, where Abraham was told "I will multiply thy seed as the
stars of heaven."

Jesus resurrected after 3 days?


Personally, I am uncertain about whether the apostles saw Jesus three days
after he was crucified. The reason is that the endings to the four Gospels
differ so widely. Additionally, it is said that Jesus "opened their eyes to the
scripture" – this clearly did not happen, otherwise they would have taught
people to follow Jesus.

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Luke 24:31-32
Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he
disappeared from their sight. They said to each other, "Wasn't it like a
fire burning in us when he talked to us on the road and explained the
Scriptures to us?"

The fire may have significance (fire alludes to Hell and Satan). Satan is a
spirit that can appear as a ghost, and they could easily have seen Satan.
Additionally, I think it is possible that when the apostles spoke in tongues
(that is their voices were translated to the native languages of the listeners)
that Satan could have been doing the translating – in other words giving
Satan a free hand to say whatever he wanted.

Further evidence comes from Mark 16:17-18 "Believers will be given the
power to perform miracles: they will drive out demons in my name; they will
speak in strange tongues; if they pick up snakes or drink any poison, they will
not be harmed; they will place their hands on sick people, who will get well."
This is a quote of the resurrected 'Jesus' which mentions two things that he
did not say while he was alive (the closest is in Luke 10:19 where Jesus says
"you can walk on snakes and scorpions and overcome the power of the
Enemy, and nothing will hurt you"). Both of these things refer directly to Paul
(he spoke in tongues and was bitten by a snake and was unharmed). I
strongly advise that followers of Jesus do not rely on this teaching - drinking
poison is not advisable.

Additional evidence comes from Luke 10:18 where Jesus said "I saw Satan
fall like lightning from heaven." In Matthew 28:2-3 "an angel of the Lord came
down from heaven, rolled away the stone and sat on it. His appearance was
like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow." This apparition did not
claim to be Jesus, but it did tell the women at the tomb that he had been
raised.

I believe that the 3 days is in fact a parable for 3000 years. To God, a day is
like 1000 years (Psalms 90:4). However, Jesus is said to have risen right at
the start of the 3rd day; 2007AD. See "Life After Death" for further details.

Psalm 39
This Psalm is a discussion about death.

"Lord, how long will I live? When will I die? Tell me how soon my life will
end."

"I am about to die from your blows."

"Indeed we are no more than a puff of wind!"

"before I go away and am no more."

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The number "39" refers to the time of the end, 2039 (see "The Time of the
End").

Number of the beast


There are many places where you can find the number of the beast. 666 can
be found in Oil (responsible for war, pollution and the advancement of
technology) and Diamonds (misuse of money and exploitation of Africa). Both
are made of carbon atoms, which contain 6 protons, 6 neutrons and 6
electrons.

Oil may be referred to in Genesis (in some versions of the Bible) and the Ten
Commandments as the "water under the Earth", specifically "Do not make for
yourselves images of anything in heaven or on Earth or in the water under
the Earth." In fact, idolising cars (which burn water from under the earth) is
common in modern times.

In 1666 the fire of London destroyed St Paul's Cathedral.

There are two numbers of the beast, 616 and 666. That is perhaps because
there are two primary false prophets: Muhammad and St. Paul. However,
666 primarily refers to Solomon as described in a previous chapter.

Probabilities
This calculation is a very rough estimate of the probability that two numbers
of the beast (616) have occurred at random chance in prominent places
within Islam.

There are 616 years between the birth of Jesus and the revelation that
Muhammad received.

Verse 61:6 in the Koran falsely quotes Jesus saying that he will be followed
by a prophet called Ahmed.

These are just about as prominent positions for 616 as you can get.

If you assume that they are random, what is the probability that the both
occurred?

Say Islam could have formed anywhere between 200AD and 1800AD. There
are 6234 verses in the Koran. The significant verse could have been either
61:6 or 6:16.

Therefore, the probability of occurrence is approximately

(1/1600)*(2/6234)=0.0000002

or one in five million

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Siloam and 9/11
John 9:11 talks about Siloam. Luke 13:4 talks about a tower falling there. It
explains why the Twin Towers fell.

In Luke 13:4 Jesus asked if the disciples thought that the people who died
when the tower fell were any worse than anyone else in Jerusalem. In John
9:11 Jesus tells someone to wash their eyes in the pool of Siloam to restore
their sight. So the Towers fell to cure spiritual blindness and indicate where a
problem was.

9/11 is also the same as the phone number for the American emergency
services. It is as if God dialed 911 to say, look America there's a big
emergency here.

Peter's denial
Peter denied Jesus 3 times, during which he "warmed himself" by the fire -
this suggests that denial of Jesus puts you in danger of Hell fire.

Eve formed out of Adam


Genesis story of Adam and Eve – Eve was formed out of a rib taken from
Adam. It is prophetic about the discovery of XY (male) and XX (female)
chromosomes – men have a 'rib' missing.

The story also has additional implications. Eve was formed out of Adam in
the sense that I am following Jesus - see the chapter about Adam and Eve.
Adam represents Jesus and Simon-Peter and Eve represents me, Mary
Magdalene and Paul.

The Authenticity of Revelation


Not only does Revelation state the number of the beast (666) but it is also the
66th book of the Bible.

Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon is a love letter that reflects the relationship between Jesus
and his followers. Verses 1:5-6 suggest that the "keeper of the vineyard" will
be "black", reflecting the population of New Jerusalem, the sin bearers of our
society who are mostly in Africa. "Mother's children were angry with me" -
"mother" refers to Paul (via me - see "About the Author" and "Who is Jesus?
Who is Paul?"), and Paul's children are churchgoers.

Verse 4:8 refers to mount Hermon/Zion as the "mountain of the leopards." As


described in the chapter about the third beast, leopards represent lepers, a
stereotypical outcast group. Mount Zion represents the mountain on which
New Jerusalem is to be built (Mount Kenya).

Wives in Proverbs
Wives are often used as a parable for followers of Jesus. Unfaithful wives
and adultery are often used as a parable for following Paul. Proverbs 31:10-

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31 talks about a good wife who "plants a vineyard" (this is where wine comes
from, representing spiritual teaching).

Proverbs 25:24 talks about a "nagging wife" used as a parable for people
who pray to God about disasters but do little in terms of practical help - this is
like "nagging at God".

Proverbs 30:20 "This is how an unfaithful wife acts: she commits adultery,
has a bath, and says 'but I haven't done anything wrong!'" This is a parable
for a church baptism.

Jeremiah 23:7
"The time is coming," says the Lord, "when people will no longer swear by
me as the living God who brought the people of Israel out of the land of
Egypt. Instead, they will swear by me as the living God who brought the
people of Israel out of a Northern land and out of all the other countries
where I had scattered them." Between 600BC and 300BC the people of
Israel migrated towards the West and to other countries. It is more than likely
that you are a descendant of the 12 tribes of Israel. In addition, this quote
refers to the nominally Christian countries, many of which are in the North.

Isaiah 58:3-12
This passage describes what happens when we pursue our own interests
(spiritual fasting). God then goes on to describe the kind of fasting (sacrifice)
he wants to see. Finally, He ends with the assurance that we "will be known
as the people who rebuilt the walls, who restored the ruined houses" which is
a reference to alleviating poverty by building proper housing among other
things.

The people ask, "Why should we fast if the Lord never notices? Why
should we go without food if he pays no attention?"

The Lord says to them, "The truth is that at the same time you fast, you
pursue your own interests and oppress your workers. Your fasting
makes you violent, and you quarrel and fight. Do you think this kind of
fasting will make me listen to your prayers? When you fast, you make
yourselves suffer; you bow your heads low like a blade of grass and
spread out sackcloth and ashes to lie on. Is that what you call fasting?
Do you think I will be pleased with that?

"The kind of fasting I want is this: Remove the chains of oppression and
the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free. Share your food
with the hungry and open your homes to the homeless poor. Give
clothes to those who have nothing to wear, and do not refuse to help
your own relatives.

"Then my favour will shine on you like the morning sun, and your
wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my

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presence will protect you on every side. When you pray, I will answer
you. When you call to me, I will respond.

"If you put an end to oppression, to every gesture of contempt, and to


every evil word; if you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are
in need, then the darkness around you will turn to the brightness of
noon. And I will always guide you and satisfy you with good things. I will
keep you strong and well. You will be like a garden that has plenty of
water, like a spring of water that never goes dry. Your people will
rebuild what has long been in ruins, building again on the old
foundations. You will be known as the people who rebuilt the walls, who
restored the ruined houses."

Barabbas
Matthew 27:16: "At that time there was a well-known prisoner named Jesus
Barabbas."

Barabbas was released instead of Jesus before the crucifixion. Barabbas


was actually called Jesus in some versions of the Bible. There are two
possible reasons: (a) Barabbas was one of the people who Jesus came to
teach about (imprisoned and about to be executed) (b) Barabbas was a rebel
involved in a riot against the Roman government (Mark 15:7); the teachings
of Jesus are also directed towards (peaceful) rebellion against governments
and ideologies such as Pauline theology and consumerism.

5. Other Parables

Salty sea
The plagues that involve the sea are there to make us ‘salty’.

Flood stories
The story of a great flood was common in many ancient beliefs, including the
Egyptians and the Assyrians. In fact the Assyrian version of the story was
found on a stone tablet in Nineveh (the city that Jonah was sent to warn).
This tablet (part of the epic of Gilgamesh; written on 12 tablets) is now in the
British Museum.

John 19:29
When Jesus was crucified, he was given vinegar. Vinegar is what results
from when wine goes off (the alcohol turns into vinegar).

Wine is used to represent true teaching. After his death, teaching about him
did become bad.

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Dark day
"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the
great and the terrible day of the Lord comes." Joel 2:31. There was a dark
day on 19th May 1780 in America (New England), which was not an eclipse.
It was during the American War of Independence. The War of Independence
did indeed pave the way for a more complete separation from God
(Babylonia was born).

An earthquake after the death of Jesus


Matthew 27:54 describes an earthquake that took place after the death of
Jesus. This parallels the end time events that will occur due to the death of
true teaching about him.

John the Baptist and Herodias


John got beheaded when he told Herod that he should not be married,
because his wife got angry and caused Herod to kill him. I am represented by
John, and am giving similar advice in the chapter about Relationships.

England
Apparently, the Hebrew word for "England" is the same as the Hebrew word
for "End". (source: http://www.leaderu.com/common/british.html).

British
The word British is Hebrew. It means "the People of the Covenant" or in other
words "the People of Israel."

St. George
St George is the patron saint of England. He is famous for killing a dragon,
and his flag is the cross. I am English and I am helping to kill evil
(represented by a dragon).

1616
Shakespeare died in 1616. That contains the number of the beast.
Shakespeare is often compared to the Bible in terms of importance. It isn't
important at all - it's idolatry if we take it too seriously.

Taoism/Daoism

The symbol is a letter "S" as in Satan; the mirror image of this symbol is also
used.

Idols on Mars
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the people at NASA that they were guilty of idolatry.

Fate
Fate and Father are right next to each other in the English Dictionary.

Luck
Luck is the word after Lucifer in the English dictionary.

Big Bang
According to scientists, the Universe started with a Big Bang.

Like the Dinosaurs (see the chapter about "The Time of the End") our future
is written in the past. Our world ends with a Big Bang.

Hot parts of the world

The area in the "10/40" window (10 degrees to 40 degrees north of the
equator) contains about 2/3 of the global population and has the most
followers of other religions (Islam, Hinduism etc). It is also one of the hottest
areas in the world (alluding to Hell fire). Yellow=Buddhism, Green=Hinduism,
Brown=Islam, Pink=Paulism/Christianity. The fish drawn on Africa is in the
Southern region where many sin-bearers live (see the chapter about New
Jerusalem to see the fish).

Moon god "Sin"


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Rainbow
A rainbow has seven colours (one for each plague) and is arc shaped (Ark of
the Covenant and Noah's Ark). The rainbow is mentioned in the story of
Noah as a promise from God that a flood will never happen again (note
however that it hasn't happened yet).

Destruction of the temple


Jesus came to fulfill the Jewish faith. In AD70 (shortly after the death of
Jesus), the Romans invaded Israel dismantled it and destroyed the temple
for sacrifices (which has never been rebuilt) showing that Jesus is for
everyone (see John 11:48).

First World War


if you take the number 1914 (start of World War 1) - 19, 9, 14 - and turn
these into letters of the alphabet you get SIN.

The 2nd World War and knowledge


If you convert the numbers 1939 to numbers 19, 3, and 9 you get "SCI"
implying that the suffering resulting from the Second World War was fueled
by knowledge seeking (all the weapons would not otherwise be available).

Colombia shuttle crash


This happened on 01/02/03. What happens just before a shuttle launch? "3,
2, 1, lift off" The symmetry of the numbers probably represents sin = death,
which is what has happened here. The huge resources put into space flight
would be much better put into feeding the poor.

Hot blue flame


Very hot flames are blue in colour. This is because the fires of Hell take the
form of water (tsunami etc.) and is blue. The fires of Hell are particularly hot.

Alpha and Omega


Jesus says that he is alpha and omega, the beginning and the ending. Chop
a capital omega into two halves and you get two twos facing each other; the
significance of the number "two" in relation to the time of the end is discussed
elsewhere. A lowercase alpha looks like a fish.

αΩ
Queen Mary and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
The first English female monarch and prime minister were called Mary and a
similar name Margaret. This relates to Mary Magdalene (see "About the
Author") – the first angel.

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6. Predictions of the Coming of Jesus

Saviour predicted
It wasn't only the Jewish religion that predicted Jesus. The Zoroastrians had
the concept of the Saoshyant, or 'world saviour'. A being would be born from
the Prophet's seed to a virgin mother. This person would save the world.

Isaiah 7:14
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall
conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." A clear
prophecy of Jesus. There are more predictions in Isaiah 9:6, 11:2-4, 19:20,
28:16 and 32:1. In Isaiah 32:8, it is said that Jesus will stand for "liberal
things" (KJV version) and this includes sexuality. Isaiah 14:12-17 is a
prediction about Paul.

More predictions about the coming of Jesus


Zechariah chapter 11 predicts that he is betrayed for 30 pieces of silver.
Chapter 9 predicts him coming on a donkey.

Psalm 22
This Psalm prophesies how Jesus would be taken to the cross and crucified.
It begins with his last words "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
It talks about how he was mocked and how "they have pierced my hands and
feet", mentions that he would be "poured out like water" (a spear was thrust
into his side and blood and water came out) and predicts that "they divide my
garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots" which did indeed
happen. The number 22 has relevance as discussed elsewhere.

7. General Issues

Thou shalt not kill


Do you think there any difference between someone who loads a gun and
shoots someone in the head, and someone else who sins all the time in other
(less high profile) ways, which also results in death?

Judge by true standards


True standards are the essence of the Gospel message. You can apply them
to any situation in every day life. They are summarised by the two
commandments of Jesus.

Luke 12:57
"Why do you not judge for yourselves the right thing to do?"

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Fasting
By true standards, fasting has no purpose. If you have food, eat it (although
feel free to share it). When Jesus said that his followers would fast when he
was taken away, he meant spiritual fasting (fasting from the bread of life). In
other words there has been an absence of true teaching.

Matthew 9:15: "Jesus answered, 'Do you expect the guests at a wedding
party to be sad as long as the bridegroom is with them? Of course not! But
the day will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then
they will fast.' "

Ghost stories
Most ghost stories are probably true. Satan can pretend to be a ghost to give
people the false belief that the dead walk the Earth in "ghost" form.

The Nicolaitans
Revelation 2:6 "You hate what the Nicolaitans do as much as I do".
Worshipping at the altar of St. Nicolas (Father Christmas) is idolatry.

How to explain no more Santa to Children


People put a man in charge of Christmas called Santa. He was supposed to
give presents to everyone across the world. But Santa was lazy. He only
gave presents to people in certain countries (like America and England), and
missed out Africa and hoped no one would notice! God realised what was
going on, and he was angry and banished Santa from the world forever. He
looked at all the Christmas days that had gone by when Santa had missed
out those children in Africa and He was very sad. He thought carefully about
how he could make it up to them. "I know!" He said, "At Christmas I will tell
people to give presents to people in Africa to help them to make up for this
very bad thing that Santa has done." And so it was.

Paying tax
Matthew 17:24-26: "When Peter went into the house, Jesus spoke up first,
'Simon, what is your opinion? Who pays duties or taxes to the kings of this
world? The citizens of the country or the foreigners?'
'The foreigners,' answered Peter.
'Well, then,' replied Jesus, 'that means that the citizens don't have to pay.' "

Following Jesus keeps us out of the taxation system because we are not
earning; therefore citizens (of the Kingdom of God) do not have to pay taxes.

Idolatry
Just a quick look at this concept. Generally I use the term to mean doing
something other than following Jesus. However, following Jesus means
different things depending on the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
For example, while there are 2.5 billion people in poverty, they should be the
priority. However, you might find yourself with 2 hours in the evening that
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whatever you want during these 2 hours as long as it doesn’t actively harm
anyone. I think of "idolatry" in a similar way to how I think of "time
management" – how to make the most effective use of your time and
resources in the service of others. Sometimes you can be more effective if
you take a break occasionally!

Everyone is Selfish
All living creatures are selfish by nature. Sometimes it isn’t obvious. For
example, social bonding is innate in human behaviour because it is to the
advantage of the individuals involved (eg. mutual back scratching). True
selfless behaviour requires an individual to intellectually override selfish
behaviours. This is very difficult to do. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that
you are a bad person just because you find following Jesus an uphill
struggle.

Love: the emotion. What is it?


Opinion is divided on this subject. Some people think it does not exist, some
think it is unnecessary for a relationship and some think it is essential. No
one seems able to quantify it very accurately. Paul gives the following
definition:

1 Corinthians 13:1-10
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I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of
angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong
or a clanging bell. 2 I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may
have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith
needed to move mountains — but if I have no love, I am nothing. I may
give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burnt but
if I have no love, this does me no good.
4
Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; 5 love
is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of
wrongs; 6 love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. 7 Love
never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.
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Love is eternal. There are inspired messages, but they are temporary;
there are gifts of speaking in strange tongues, but they will cease; there
is knowledge, but it will pass. 9 For our gifts of knowledge and of
inspired messages are only partial; 10 but when what is perfect comes,
then what is partial will disappear.

According to Paul's definition of love, I am 'nothing'. I am not capable of


feeling the emotion of love towards anyone. This is probably because my
psychology is female (see "About The Author"). I believe that the emotion
'love' is gender-specific, only felt by men; an emotional dependence on
women. What women mean by 'love' is quite different, something more like 'I
feel protected by you'. From an evolutionary standpoint, the survival strategy
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from predators and other tribes. An emotional attachment would (a) inhibit
the selection of the fittest male and (b) interfere with the maintenance of his
service to her.

Note there is absolutely nothing wrong with having men serving women (in
fact it is demanded by 'love your neighbour as yourself'). However, it must be
completely voluntary and not maintained by the various psychological, sexual
and social techniques that amount to psychological abuse. Wife-beating is
common despite the fact that men are not naturally aggressive towards
women. This type of male-female interaction can be avoided by following the
advice in the chapter about Relationships.

Given that love is gender-specific, the commandments of Jesus cannot be


referring to the emotion otherwise this would exclude many people.

Love the Lord your God.


Love your neighbour as yourself.

As described above, loving your neighbour as yourself can be achieved


through overriding selfish instincts (extremely difficult to do) so that you
prioritise the wellbeing of others in the same way that you prioritise the
wellbeing of yourself. This is quite different from ingratiation, and may even
involve rejecting people (eg. family members) who try to stop you from
helping the poor. Loving the Lord our God involves following his teachings,
learning from parables and rejecting false teaching. No emotional attachment
is required; hymn singing to show 'love' or 'praise' to God is not necessary.

Praying
Personally, I don't pray. It makes me feel self conscious. Long prayers are
certainly not an effective use of time - God knows what we need before we
ask (Matthew 6:8). If we are prepared to do good, I believe that the Universe
is arranged to maximise the amount of good that we do. I don't believe that
traditional prayer makes any difference at all to what God will do.

"Prays" sounds exactly like "praise", and Jesus says that he is not looking for
human praise (John 5:41).

Saying Grace before meals


In the time it takes to say Grace, several people die of poverty-related
causes. The way to give thanks to God is to feed the poor, not to say Grace.
"Grace" is also a Pauline term which is used to imply that we don't have to do
what Jesus says because he died on the cross and rose from the dead. Both
uses of the term 'grace' encourage us to give thanks to God in a way other
than through following the teachings of Jesus.

Forgiveness
Matthew 5:43-48 "You have heard that it was said 'love your friends, hate
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persecute you so that you may become the children of your father in heaven.
For he makes his sun shine on bad and good people alike, and gives rain to
those who do good and to those who do evil. Why should God reward you if
you love only the people who love you? Even the tax collectors do that! And if
you speak only to your friends, have you done anything out of the ordinary?
Even the pagans do that! You must be perfect - just as your father in heaven
is perfect!"

Forgiveness means that we should not retaliate when sinned against (eg. by
putting people in prison, injuring them, excluding them, etc.). It means that
we should not hold people to anything (no one should owe us debts, favours
etc.). It also means that we should serve people we don't like in the same
way that we serve people we do like. An emotional love is not possible for
people we don't like, but we should still apply the commandment "love your
neighbour as yourself" as described above.

The Jews had a rule that all debts must be cancelled after 7 years
(Deu31:10). Seven years represents 2000 years as described in the chapter
about "The Time of the End". This reflects that those resurrected into the
New Age should be forgiven for any sins that they have committed.

Animals

 How similar are animals to humans?


 Do animals sin?
 Can animals go to heaven?

God has created an environment in which guided evolution takes place;


evolution is a valid theory, but it is not the guiding principle behind life. Given
that humans have evolved out of animals, we can assume that animals are
very similar to ourselves. Mammalian brain structure is very similar to human
brain structure. As a rough guide, those most similar to ourselves (in order)
are (a) primates (b) other mammals (c) air-breathing vertebrates excluding
amphibians (reptiles, birds) (d) other vertebrates (fish and amphibians) (e)
invertebrates (insects and aquatic animals). Species that do not have a
central nervous system (plants, fungi and single-celled organisms) can be
discounted as they are not conscious.

Animals do sin against each other; they fight for food, territory and sexual
partners. The only species that come close to loving their neighbour are
insect species that form colonies such as ants, wasps, bees and termites.
They do not have eternal life, suggesting that insects can be discounted.
Insects may be just clever robots that only work on instinct. That leaves (a) to
(d).

Animals cannot be taught to follow Jesus because they are not intelligent
enough. The only way they could exist in a heaven-like environment would
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them from predators, putting them in a stimulating environment and making
sure they have enough food. This idea has many problems, including
population expansion.

Jesus says that we are "worth many sparrows"; loving our human neighbours
as ourselves is therefore the priority.

Why is the Universe like it is?


It is difficult to know exactly why the Universe has been set up in the way that
it has. It is clearly the answer to a problem, which has incorporated several
design specifications. These must include a way to optimise the interactions
between people so that we are happy. There are many incentives for us to
love our neighbours as ourselves, including the direct benefits of doing so,
eternal life and Cool Stuff. Loving our neighbour has probably been linked to
eternal life because our survival instinct is so strong. Our survival instinct can
help us to override our selfish instincts and follow Jesus. Paradoxically, our
survival instinct can override itself; the certainty of the truth behind what
Jesus says means that we are more able to sacrifice ourselves for others if
necessary, knowing that we will be resurrected.

Why do the teachings of God hide away in the background even though it is
crucial information for us to know about? This is probably to maintain
maximum individual freedom while also placing the onus on us to discover
the right thing to do for ourselves, maintaining our independence. As eternal
beings it may also help to have several years experience of Hell (our own
society) to know the true benefits of following Jesus.

Spiritual healing
Evil spirits (manifestations of Satan) do exist. In our society they are labelled
as schizophrenia and similar conditions. I do not believe that physical injury
or other forms of illness are derived from any satanic source. However, the
inability to cure them like Jesus did is caused by people not following Jesus. I
believe that people have to be following or willing to follow Jesus in order to
be healed. In Matthew 8:4, Jesus ordered a man to make the sacrifice that
Moses ordered after being healed. The role of Moses is a parable for the role
of Jesus (he led the Israelites to freedom). In other words people should be
prepared to follow Jesus if they want to be healed in his name.

The Christian Defense


Here are some common arguments that are used to defend the status quo:

 "I can't accept that God would allow anything bad into the Bible. Paul's
theology must be right."

The following "rules" have made it into the Bible, proving that it is
possible for such things to happen:

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 Exodus 21:15: And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall
be surely put to death.

 Exodus 21:17: And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall
surely be put to death.

 Exodus 21:23-25: "And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give
life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

 Exodus 22:18: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

 Exodus 22:20: He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the
Lord only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

 Leviticus 20:13: If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a


woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall
surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

 Leviticus 20:14: And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is


wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that
there be no wickedness among you.

 Leviticus 20:18: And if a man shall lie with a woman having her
sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered
her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood:
and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.

 Leviticus 20:27: A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or


that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them
with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

 Leviticus 21:9: And the daughter of any priest, if she profane


herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall
be burnt with fire.

 Creation of outcast groups: Leviticus 21:18-21: For whatsoever


man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind
man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing
superfluous, Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded, Or
crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be
scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken; No man that hath a
blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer
the offerings of the Lord made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall
not come nigh to offer the bread of his God.

 Exodus 30:15: The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not
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Lord, to make an atonement for your souls. - oppression of the
poor, they had to pay the same amount.

 "I can't accept that the words of Jesus and the Gospels may not be
accurate in some instances." The four Gospels give four different
eyewitness and second-hand accounts - in some cases, they disagree
with each other about events, particularly about the resurrection.

 "I think that people have more than just physical needs, they have
spiritual needs too." This is a defense against the argument that there
are 2.5 billion people in poverty, therefore the rich nations cannot
possibly be following Jesus. It means that the individual prioritises
Pauline worship (eg. singing and praying in church) over the physical
needs of those who are in poverty.

 "I can't see any difference between what Paul says and what Jesus
says." Please refer to the chapter about Paul to see a clear difference.

 "The church does lots of work to help the poor." The church does some
good work, but this is vastly outweighed by the fact it stops people from
following Jesus by providing an alternative theology. It consumes
resources and uses them to pay priests and upkeep expensive
buildings while the poor remain in poverty. Isaiah 55:2 "Why do you
spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that
which does not satisfy?"

Although these are all correct arguments against the views of the Church,
Jesus advises us not to try to teach followers of Paul (see quotes below).
Anything that attacks their beliefs is met with anger or dismissiveness; people
rarely like being told they are wrong, but it will be much harder for followers of
Paul to accept the truth than for anyone else. The way to teach followers of
Paul how to follow Jesus is by example, by actually doing the things that
Jesus says. When people in churches see others doing this, the desire to be
a member of a church will diminish.

Matthew 7:6
"Do not give what is Holy to dogs - they will only turn and attack you.
Do not throw your pearls in front of pigs - they will only trample them
underfoot."

Matthew 15:14
"Don't worry about them! They are the blind leaders of the blind; and
when one blind man leads another, both will fall into a ditch."

Matthew 22:8
"My wedding feast is ready, but the people I invited do not deserve it."

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Ceremonies
In general, ceremonies are a waste of time, money, and effort. Here are
some ceremonies to avoid in their current form.

Marriage
The ceremony is a legal matter and an excuse to waste money (£16,000 on
average, which would be better given to the poor) and has nothing to do with
God (see also – chapter about Relationships).

Baptism
Baptism is for the forgiveness of sins, and it is a tradition started by John the
Baptist not Jesus – I believe it is not really essential. Jesus referred to his
baptism as being his death; the phrases "sin causes death" and "death is for
the forgiveness of sins" are two sides of the same coin. A person's death
may be caused by their own sin or that of someone else.

Bibles for Kids


Luke 2.40 "The child grew and became strong; he was full of wisdom and
God's blessings were upon him."

The Bible is a hard read for adults, never mind children. Much of the Bible is
irrelevant for children. They have no need for four Gospels. They don't need
to know about lust or adultery. The Old Testament stories are not relevant to
them (making an Ark in Sunday school is fun, but the story of Noah is a
complex prophecy about the time of the end and of no value to a child). The
Acts and letters of the apostles are not relevant to them either. Teachings
about buying and selling possessions are not relevant, because they are out
of the child's control – the parents are responsible for this.

So why not make cut down versions of the Gospel stories/key messages for
children of various ages? Such books could be tuned into the needs of a
child and relevant issues that a child faces (sharing toys etc). Perhaps
something like "What makes Jesus smile?" (With a picture of a big happy
face), a picture of a nasty red dragon to represent evil, basic concepts like
helping each other, eternal life (with a picture of lots of young angels in New
Jerusalem) and Hell (perhaps being chased by the nasty red dragon).

For older age groups it would be useful to define in outline the nature of sin,
punishment and unjust suffering. For example, you could link the concepts of
wanting yet another plastic doll with an adolescent suffering with anorexia.
You could link eating tons of chocolate with a child starving to death in Africa.
Perhaps it sounds unpleasant to bother young people with such things, but I
don't want people to continue growing up in the Pauline form of the faith. And
remember that it is unpleasant for the young people who actually suffer.

The key messages could be put into comic book form for very young people.
Clearly the emphasis should be on the commandments and teachings of
Jesus, preferably with modern real life examples that are particularly

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applicable to the day to day life of a child.

Parable Database
There are many more parables in the world than the ones recorded here. It
would be useful to set up a database for people to submit parables that they
notice.

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Poverty
Lets look first at global population growth history and the history of people's
average income to see if poverty can be defined in absolute terms.

All regions of the world were poor in 1820 and before this time. In fact in
Western Europe, people in 1820 earned slightly less on average than
modern day Africans. So people have been historically poor (with the
exception of a few monarchs, land owners and church ministers). Therefore,
the vast majority of people have been represented by Jesus (suffering
because of the sins of a minority of rich people). Next time you walk past an
old church building, consider who actually built it – it was the oppressed
peasants.

The situation is now quite different. One sixth of the world are super-rich.
One sixth are in extreme poverty (living on less than $1 or 50p a day). A
further one third are in less extreme poverty (living on $1-$2 or 50p-£1 a day)
and the other third are on a moderate income. Bear in mind that in an ideal
Christian society, money should not even exist, so I'm not really proposing an
economic solution to the problem (making everyone rich money-worshippers
would disfavour everyone with God). However, it is essential to fight poverty
using the vast resources available – physical and spiritual. Jesus himself said
in Luke 4:26 "Elijah was not sent to anyone in Israel, but only to a widow
living in Zaraphath in the territory of Sidon. And there were many people
suffering from a dreaded skin disease in the time of Elisha, yet not one of
them was healed, only Naaman the Syrian." He was saying that he has been
sent mostly to us, 2000 years after he was crucified. Why was he sent mostly
to us? Probably because we need it the most. We are the ones who have the
potential for self-destruction, but also an overwhelming potential to heal the
world. We also have a relatively huge population, and many people will
benefit from his teaching. It therefore makes sense that the actions and
teachings of Jesus should be targeted especially at us.

Perhaps it would be better if everyone was poor. Wealth and Christianity are
not incompatible, but inequality and Christianity are. Additionally, the type of
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buy lots of pointless possessions or holidays. Money in particular is not a
good mode of wealth transfer as I have discussed in "Tracing Sin to Death"
because we can't see where that money actually ends up, or what it is used
for. An ideal Christian society would not be based on money, but instead it
would be based on mutual service. We in the West have a responsibility to
set up this kind of society for those who are currently in poverty.

While writing this chapter I was reading a book by Jeffrey Sachs, which
claims that for the most part poverty is not caused by exploitation from the
richer countries. He goes on to say that poverty comes as a result of climate
problems and disease such as AIDS and malaria. Disease is a consequence
of sin, because followers of Jesus (who avoid sin) should be able to perform
and receive spiritual healing. Climate problems such as global warming are
made worse by Western consumerism and pollution. Kenya is one of the
countries worst affected by global warming but produces hardly any carbon
dioxide gas in comparison to Western Nations.

Additionally, his claims that poverty is not caused by oppression do not stand
up to the evidence. Historically, Africa has been colonised and exploited.
Even today, countries such as Zambia and the Congo are being exploited for
their mineral resources by China, which uses raw materials such as cobalt
and copper ore to produce consumer electronics sold to the West (Source:
Unreported World, Channel 4). Workers can earn less than 50p a day and
the trade uses child labour.

However, it isn't all the fault of the Western nations. Warfare (particularly civil
war) and governmental corruption are also major causes of poverty. It is
possible to trace some present day wars to some kind of sin originating from
the West. For example colonialism and apartheid has lead to the problems in
Zimbabwe. The war in the Congo is particularly unpleasant and involves child
soldiers. It will be essential to teach people in these regions to follow Jesus in
addition to helping to eliminate poverty.

There are some interesting statistics on global poverty in the book. For
example, the numbers of extremely poor people in Africa (living on less than
$1 a day) has actually doubled in the period 1981-2001, and about half the
population of Africa live in extreme poverty. People who live in extreme
poverty cannot meet the basic needs for survival. They are chronically
hungry and lack access to sanitation and safe drinking water and basic items
of clothing (such as shoes). One sixth of the global population (1 billion
people) live like this, and a further 1.5 billion live in less extreme poverty ($1-
$2 per day) making a total of 2.5 billion people in poverty. This is clearly a
huge and complex problem to solve, but it should be possible with the efforts
of everyone in the West. Wouldn't it be amazing to solve it? No more poverty.

How to solve it? It will probably need rapid on-the-job training of a very large
number of people who volunteer to go where there is need. Clearly those
who are in poverty can be trained to help too. People who have experience of
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sanitation, etc.). Clearly I don't know the details yet, as it will require careful
planning in cooperation with people who have experience of dealing with this
kind of problem (foreign aid workers, armed forces, etc.). However, I have put
some good preparatory suggestions in the chapters "True Christian Political
Party" and "Ideal Christian Society". When enough people are behind the
movement to end poverty, then it will be possible to act. We should aim to
end poverty as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In brief, the following needs to be set up:

Proper housing
Sanitation
Water systems
Faming and irrigation
Training for trades like plumbing, building and making clothes
The ability to manufacture all replacement parts

In the mean time, we can help by supporting the charities that are already
helping poverty-stricken countries, like Christian Aid, Oxfam, Farm Africa,
Care, Concern Worldwide, Save the Children, Brooke, Child Sponsorship
and many others (search the Internet – it is good to give money to several
charities as many specialise in different areas or countries). Remember that
governments will not take responsibility to do it for you (in the past there have
been no votes in it for them, other than to appease the campaigners) – only
1% of American funds are spent on foreign aid (www.one.org), even less
(0.16% - http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0526/p07s03-woeu.html) if you
don't count the relief that the American military provides. About 0.5% of rich
western European funds are allocated for foreign aid.

In fact governments often do the exact opposite of helping. For example,


"The world's most impoverished countries are forced to pay over $100 million
every day to the rich world in debt repayments, while poverty kills millions of
their people." - "http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk". Clearly this is wrong
– all debts should be cancelled where countries have people dying because
of poverty. I quote the Bible, Matthew 18:21-35, a parable about forgiveness,
although it is also relevant for the present discussion:

"Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, if my brother keeps on


sinning against me, how many times do I have to forgive him? Seven
times?' 'No, not seven times,' answered Jesus, 'but seventy times
seven, because the Kingdom of heaven is like this.

Once there was a king who decided to check on his servants' accounts.
He had just begun to do so when one of them was brought in who owed
him millions of pounds. The servant did not have enough to pay his
debt, so the king ordered him to be sold as a slave, with his wife and
his children and all that he had, in order to pay the debt. The servant
fell on his knees before the king. 'Be patient with me,' he begged, 'and I

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will pay you everything!' The king felt sorry for him, so he forgave him
the debt and let him go.

Then the man went out and met one of his fellow servants who owed
him a few pounds. He grabbed him and started choking him. 'Pay back
what you owe me!' he said. His fellow servant fell down and begged
him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back!' But he refused;
instead, he had him thrown into jail until he should pay the debt.

When the other servants saw what had happened, they were very
upset and went to the king and told him everything. So he called the
servant in. 'You worthless slave!' he said. 'I forgave you the whole
amount you owed me, just because you asked me to.' You should have
had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you.' The king
was very angry, and he sent the servant to jail to be punished until he
should pay back the whole amount.

And Jesus concluded, 'That is how my Father in heaven will treat every
one of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.'"

If the Western nations expect to be forgiven, then they have to forgive the
debts of poor nations who owe them money.

Finally, here are some statistics from "http://www.globalissues.org":

 Half the world — nearly three billion people — live on less than two
dollars a day.

 The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the poorest 48 nations (i.e. a


quarter of the world’s countries) is less than the wealth of the world’s
three richest people combined.

 Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book
or sign their names. Less than one per cent of what the world spent
every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by
the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.

 1 billion children live in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world).

 640 million live without adequate shelter, 400 million have no access to
safe water, 270 million have no access to health services. 10.6 million
died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5 (or roughly 29,000
children per day).

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The Ideal Christian Society
Take the Gospel message to its natural conclusion. What does society look
like? The two commandments of Jesus are

1. Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength
2. Love your neighbour as yourself

Our society at the moment is set up as follows. The economy is based


around money. Money is earned by selling some of our time to an
organisation. Money is then used to buy services and products, thus paying
other people's wages. We can't serve both God and money. So what is so
bad about money?

1. In general, it prevents us from seeing the people we serve or are


serving us. It isolates us, so that we can't see the sweat shops that
make our clothes for example.

2. Money is an incentive for greed and idolatry (people can worship


money itself, even though it is really just a concept – it doesn't really
exist at all).

3. It promotes huge inequality.

4. It can easily be used for bad purposes and we often do not realise it.

5. It promotes the relationship culture where women marry for money.


This in turn encourages men to earn more. A lot of money in this kind of
relationship culture is spent on self-image enhancements (ranging from
shoes and handbags to fast cars).

6. When someone serves us it is because they are paid to do it; they don't
do it because they want to. We feel that it is our right to buy their
services with our money, so we don't appreciate what they do for us. If
people don't have to serve us but still do so, then we appreciate it; it is
difficult not to appreciate a completely selfless act. Money stops us
from caring about what we do for others and what others do for us.

A Christian economy would not be based around money. There would be no


taxes, because there would be no health service, armed forces, pension
service or anything else that taxes pay for. Instead, there would be a system
of local communities. Every person in the local community would be
dedicated to serving everyone else. One way of doing this would be to have
a central meeting place perhaps with request boards in it. If anyone needed
anything (like a bedroom, transport, spiritual healing etc.) then other people
in the community would do their best to fulfill the request of the person. Food
products from local farms would also be brought there, and people would
take what they needed. No one would take any more than they needed.

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Everyone would serve everyone else, so everyone would be perfect in the
sight of God.

If a whole community became in need (which shouldn't happen because no


one would sin there, so there should never be any
punishment/consequences) then other communities would jump in to help.
And if other countries needed help, then people would go to help them.

There are many advantages that will result from organising society in this
way. No one would be working a 70 hour week in management consultancy.
95% of current job types would become completely unnecessary. People
would have more free time, everyone would be their own boss; the Truth
would set everyone free (because everyone would choose what types of
things they can do to serve) and there would be no inequality. No one would
have authority over anyone else.

One might think that a Christian society would spend all its time worshipping.
In fact a Christian society would never engage in what has become
"traditional worship". Certainly people could gather together (not necessarily
every Sunday) to talk about what kinds of things need doing to follow Jesus,
perhaps some evil has crept in and needs sweeping out. Jesus has no
interest in being sung to or having large cathedrals built for him (in John 5:41,
Jesus says "I am not looking for human praise"). Special emphasis would be
placed on teaching younger people to follow Jesus.

Practicalities:

Electricity – In our society, electricity generation is often polluting (eg. coal, oil
and gas) or dangerous (nuclear). Initially I do not believe that electricity
should be used. There's always wood for fires and candles for lights, which
are renewable sources of light and heating.

Health service – completely unnecessary. Anyone in the community could


heal anyone else.

Police – again not necessary.

Banks, insurance, finance – no money, so these aren't needed either. In any


case, because everyone is so willing to serve others, they are the real
insurance.

Transport – there may need to be a system of public transport, but it should


not be run on oil or electricity. There are many problems with our modern
transport systems. In the ideal Christian society, transport would be based
initially around traditional methods (animals) and perhaps bicycles.

Education. People need to learn to read so that they can read the Bible. We
also need to learn the things that we are good at so that we can serve others.

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So there is definitely room for practical education, probably helped by mostly
everyone (eg. everyone could come and teach what they do so that young
people can decide what they like doing best).

Defense. None required. There is no room for weapons in this society.

Pensions. None required. People stay young.

There would only be one job in this society and that would be servant.
Everyone would serve the needs of others.

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True Christian Political Party
If the British Government was replaced with a True Christian government
tomorrow, what would it do? Perhaps you think the question is wrong
because a democratic system of hierarchical top-down government is not
really Christian anyway (a bottom up system would be much better).
However, changes need to be made from within the current social structures,
otherwise no change can be effected.

So would it be a good idea to establish a True Christian Society in Britain?


Lets think about this from true standards. If we wanted to do that then we
would have to gradually phase out the NHS, Police, Defense etc. and
eventually put a donation system in for social security and phase out taxes.
The legal system would have to be reformed into a sin/forgiveness system
and prisons would be abolished. The transport system would be replaced
with bikes or animals, and money would eventually be phased out and
replaced with mutual service as described in "The Ideal Christian Society".

Would this work? What would happen if we tried to do this? Phasing out the
NHS would mean that loads of people would start dying (because we would
still be living in a selfish Western culture so spiritual healing would be
difficult). Phasing out the police and legal system (a necessary step in
becoming a Christian society) could lead to anarchy (everyone for
themselves rather than everyone for each other) in a society filled with wealth
and inequality.

Why would this happen? Because a lot of super rich people suddenly got
scared of God and tried to change themselves...but completely forgot about
Africa and other poor nations. Trying to change this country into an ideal
Christian society would actually be extremely selfish! This sounds
paradoxical but it is true. What should we be doing instead?

We have a lot of resources in this country. All the defense spending over the
years means that we have a well trained army which has been equipped with
the ability to build as well as destroy. We have the ability to move large
numbers of people and large amounts of equipment to anywhere in the world
very quickly. Thus I am advocating a war against poverty, using much the
same resources as one would use to fight a real war, except the methods
would be quite different. The whole country would be unified in the same
cause (much like how they were in the Second World War). Effectively, the
UK would become a servant to the poor nations in the world and in doing so,
would fulfill the demands of true Christianity. While doing this, our country
can make changes to itself. For example, changes that can be made straight
away include nuclear disarmament and the release of prisoners from prisons.

Clearly, those living in poor nations can collaborate with the building projects
very quickly once they are trained, and they would then maintain the
infrastructure. Only nations that give permission would receive this help.

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When one area is finished, then the war on poverty would move to another
area. This would continue until all the poverty had been removed.

A war on poverty would give the British public the correct serving ethic, and
by the time all the poverty had been removed, this country would also be able
to function as an Ideal Christian Society. It would be much more difficult for a
rich developed nation to make the required changes (and let go of all the
wealth) than a poor nation (who have never had wealth).

Another task is to teach members of other Nations to follow Jesus. This will
require teachers who have learned the Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic,
Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu languages to go to the countries and teach people. It
will be necessary to make sure that plenty of Gospels in the appropriate
languages reach people in these nations. This should be done in parallel with
a war on poverty, and hopefully several countries would offer their support in
helping to fight poverty.

Given the reduced global resources post-tsunami, I am uncertain as to


whether a total end to poverty can be achieved. Since we have a deadline of
2039 to build New Jerusalem, we should concentrate efforts on this project,
which will ultimately serve everyone who has ever lived in addition to raising
many people out of poverty. The deadline itself is there to bring a total end to
all forms of evil and its results (including war, oppression and poverty) if we
are not able to achieve this on our own - see the chapter on "The Time of the
End."

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City Planning: New Jerusalem
The end of the Book of Revelation describes a new Heaven and a new Earth
with a new city of Jerusalem in it. The city is square and has twelve gates,
one for each tribe of Israel. In fact this is the outline of town planning for the
Ideal Christian Society. The cities are square and based on repeating
patterns because this is the most economical and efficient way to build them.
There are no traditional "temples" or "churches" in the city.

There are some detailed measurements at the end of Ezekiel, which have
been included at the end of this document as an appendix. From these
measurements you can work out what an individual court looks like, what a
community would look like, and what a city would look like.

This is an individual courtyard. The buildings are on


three floors with two staircases at each end. Each
building is 50m by 10m. As described in Ezekiel, there
are 30 rooms on each floor (room size about 3m by
3m) and each floor is terraced, so the rooms facing the
courtyard have balconies (about 2m wide). There is a
shared kitchen/dining area on the bottom floor (about
20m by 10m). Each block contains 75 rooms. The
buildings are community based rather than family
based (although it is likely that families will occupy
rooms close to each other).

This is a picture of a local community. It is


about 250m by 250m as described by
Ezekiel. The central region holds the
community centre. People bring their
produce from farms, clothes they make and
other household items to the community
centre. People collect what they need
when they need it, and no money is
required. There are other smaller buildings
in the centre such as small manufacturing
centres, perhaps for shoes, clothes etc
(see "City Planning 2" for more detail).
People can go and volunteer to work in
them as and when there is a need for it.
Each local community contains 2700
rooms.

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The following picture shows a city:

The city consists of 12 blocks of four local communities, plus four blocks of
three local communities (60 local communities in total) potentially housing
144,000 people (the number stated in Revelation, 12,000 per tribe; 60
communities x 8 courts x 4 residence blocks x 75 rooms = 144,000 rooms).
Jesus describes who we should invite in Luke 14:13, "When you give a feast,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind" - the sin bearers of our
society.

The town is designed so that it can make for itself anything that it needs, so
that long distance transport of items is not necessary. The town is therefore
as low-tech as possible. All household interiors can also be made in the town
(bathroom and kitchen fittings, etc.). In fact, it will be possible to build an
entirely new building from the resources within the city. The city should not
use plastic or other oil-based products. Building materials will include metal,
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Normally the surrounding district would be fields (although this may not be
possible for the first city due to the location). The buildings should be
designed efficiently for construction but must also be well-built and durable
(earthquake-proof) and taking into account the local climate.

Some method of getting rid of mosquitoes or stopping them entering houses


will be essential in Africa.

The location of the first city has been identified as the top of Mount Kenya as
follows:

1. The Great Rift Valley creates a picture


looking like a fish. This area is the Valley of
Judgement (or Jehoshaphat) mentioned in
Joel 3:2.

2. God says that he is on Mount Zion. The


highest point in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro,
and the second highest is Mount Kenya.

3. Kenya looks like a bird.

4. Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, a more Muslim


country (especially in Zanzibar) and
building New Jerusalem on Tanzanian soil
could create tensions.

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5. Kilimanjaro is potentially unstable (the
molten magma is thought to be very close
to the surface) so we should not build near
here.

6. The city should be build on a rock


foundation rather than on a desert plain
(rock foundations are emphasized in the
Bible).

7. Mount Kenya is located on the equator


(suggesting equality).

There are regions in Kenya called Mara (bitter) and Hells Gate National Park
where we don't want to build. Jesus said in Matthew 16:18 "And I say also
unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and
the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." These words of Jesus have yet
to come true, since the current church is built on the ideals of Paul.

There is a place called "Point Peter" near the top of Mount Kenya.
Additionally, Genesis chapter 6 describes how Noah built the Ark. It was built
on three levels, just like the buildings in New Jerusalem. Noah's Ark ended
up on top of a mountain. God also says that he is on the top of Mount Zion.
Therefore, for protection against end time events (against a huge tsunami
resulting from an asteroid hitting the ocean) the city should be built on the top
of Mount Kenya, on Point Peter.

Topographically, the peak of this mountain is


not flat or easy to build on, but there is
enough room for the city of the described
size. The story of Noah's Ark also includes
the instructions to preserve animal species,
although I think preserving people is more
important (also, the term 'animals' has other
connotations - see "Parables and General
Issues"). There are many species of
livestock suited for mountainous conditions
(eg. alpacas). I think that some animal
species should be preserved but some top
predators (especially those that are
dangerous to humans) should not be kept:

Ezekiel 34:25 "I will make a covenant with


them that guarantees their security. I will get
rid of all the dangerous animals in the land,
so that my sheep can live safely in the fields
and sleep in the forests."

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On the surface of Mount Kenya you can see a picture
of a bird and of a dinosaur (satellite image from
Google). As I mentioned in the chapter about "The
Time of the End", dinosaurs became extinct due to an
asteroid impact, but those that survived evolved to
become birds. Similarly, the people who are in the city
will be like the angels in heaven.

Revelation says that the length, width and height of the city are the same
length. The city must therefore be built on the slope of the mountain. Jesus
says to dig deep when making foundations; Luke 6:48 "He is like a man who,
in building his house, dug deep and laid the foundation on rock. The river
overflowed and hit that house but could not shake it, because it was well
built. "

An image of the peak using Google Earth is shown below. Point Peter is the
flatter peak labelled in the picture closest to us.

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Point Peter is labelled on the map and
the approximate size of the city of New
Jerusalem in shown in yellow.

Since we are carving out of a mountain, there will be mineral and possibly
gold deposits, so the city walls will be as described in Revelation 21:18-21:

"And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure
gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city
were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation
was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an
emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite;
the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the
eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were
twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the
city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass."

The book of Ezra is also about the rebuilding of the temple and of the city of
Jerusalem. 5:12 "But because our ancestors made the God of Heaven angry,
he let them be conquered by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia, a king of
the Chaldean dynasty." - the Babylonians represent America, the West and
Pauline theology (see the chapter about "Luke 21:21"). The original Temple
was destroyed, and the people were taken into exile in Babylonia. Later on,
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia allowed the cups and bowls that he had
removed from the temple of Jerusalem to be taken back for the rebuilding of
the temple - in other words the city building will require resources from rich
countries. 3:1 "And when the seventh month was come, and the children of
Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one
man to Jerusalem." Chapter 4 describes opposition to the building of the
temple, because followers of Jesus would "stop paying taxes" (4:13). These
people temporarily halted the building of the temple. In verse 6:21-22 the
inhabitants celebrated with the Passover (the feast of the Kingdom of
Heaven) because they had been freed from captivity.

Psalms 118:22
The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the
most valuable of all. This was done by the Lord: what a wonderful sight
it is! This is the day of the Lord's victory; let us be happy, let us
celebrate!

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Appendix

Please also see "City Planning 2" and "Residence Block Floor Plan".

Some of the temple measurements from Ezekiel:

40:5 The city is surrounded by a wall 3 metres high and also 3 metres thick.
However Zechariah 2:4 says "Run and tell that young man with the
measuring line that there are going to be so many people and so much
livestock in Jerusalem that it will be too big to have walls."

40:11 The main roads in and out of the city are 6.5 metres wide; they are
between houses to provide shade.

40:16 there were palm trees carved on the wall. This represents the second
coming (the return of Jesus to Jerusalem; celebrated in the Church calendar
as Palm Sunday).

40:17 There were 30 rooms built against the outer wall of the inner courtyard,
and the outside of it was paved with stones.

40:25 The gateways are 25 by 12.5m and there is 50m between each one.

40:38 describes an annex for sacrifices to take place near the North Gate (a
series of workshops where people can serve the city).

40:47 The inner courtyard is 50m by 50m. The entrance room is 10x6m, the
main room is 20x10m and another room 10x10m. There were a series of 30
small rooms each 2m wide. These are similar to the measurements given in
the Residence Block Floor Plan.

41:6-7 There are two wide staircases to access all three floors.

41:8 There is a terrace 2.5m wide going all round the courtyard (an external
corridor rather than an internal one).

41:12 A large building in the centre 35x45m.

41:13 The temple is 50m by 50m.

41:26 The central building is decorated with palm trees.

42:2 Describes two residence blocks. They are 25mx50m with a path running
between them 5m wide; each block is 10m wide. The rooms at the top are
narrower than the middle and bottom blocks because they are offset. The
rooms on all three levels are on terraces but not supported by columns. The
top level is set further back from the other levels. On one side it faces the

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central building (10m away). On the other side it faced the courtyard. The
lower level of the block is solid for 25m (containing communal kitchen/dining
rooms).

42:16 It is 250m by 250m in total. This describes a local community: three


courtyards by three courtyards with a central area 50x50m.

48:18 Anyone can farm the surrounding lands.

The first book of Kings gives slightly different measurements. In chapter 6,


Solomon is building the temple. He also describes a three tiered block of
rooms. The lowest block had rooms 2.2m wide, the middle one had rooms
2.7m wide and the top floor had rooms 3.1m wide.

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2 Store room (eg. firewood)
2 Terrace and bedrooms
2 Store room (eg. firewood) 2.64 2.64
2.4 3
1.5
3.6
3
1.5 4.8
2 3.08 Terrace and bedrooms 1.5 1.5
6.2 8
Dining room with central open fire 2.64
2
4.4 Kitchen
Bathrooms

3
to Cellar
1 10
Clothes Store
Clothes 3
Wash 2.6 room
Storage
1.4 1.4 3 2 5 Terrace and bedrooms 2
3.08 10.8 15 All measurements are given in metres 21.12
City Planning (2)
These are the basic design plans for New Jerusalem. The structure and
mechanisms for mutual service (love your neighbour as yourself) are
described here. As discussed in the chapter on "City Planning", the city is
comprised of 60 local communities built on Mount Kenya accommodating
144,000 people. Each local community will look something like the picture
below. Here, three flat sections have been carved out of the mountain to build
one local community on the mountainside.

Each residence court has dimensions of approximately 70m by 70m. The


residence blocks are on three levels plus a cellar. All bedrooms are the same
size (2.6m by 3m) and are terraced - two metres from the outer wall which is
composed of arches like a viaduct or held up by columns. The bedrooms are
only large enough to contain a bed and perhaps a small desk and chair. Each
room has an open fireplace (dark grey areas indicate chimneys). The block
looks like a boat with a deck, which is where the idea of Noah’s Ark ties in.

On the ground floor there is a dining room, kitchen, bathroom and clothes
washing and storage facilities. This creates opportunities to serve others – by
cooking meals, washing clothes etc. People can serve in the city as they
choose to do and may do many different things.

Water will be taken up directly into the kitchen either from a well or a
mountain spring. The parts of the building that need water (kitchen, clothes
washing and bathrooms) are close together to keep plumbing relatively
simple. Clothing is likely to be very simple and shared so that people take
dirty items to be washed and clean items straight out of storage without
having to store any in their own room.

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All buildings must be reinforced to withstand a huge earthquake.

The buildings at the centre of the community may change in size according to
their function, however two buildings of 50m by 25m by 9m and two buildings
of 25m by 20m by 9m have been drawn. Each building is about three levels
high but not necessarily divided into three levels. One of the buildings would
act as a storage warehouse for the things made by the community (grain,
clothes, firewood etc.).

The smaller buildings may contain several small production/serving facilities.


For example, one could be a bakery providing sandwiches, meaning that
fewer meals would need to be provided at each residence block.

The city should be able to produce everything it needs. I have included a list
of possible facilities here. Not all are enclosed by a building and some could
fit into a smaller building. Some of these facilities may not be suitable for the
climatic conditions on the top of a mountain unless housed inside some kind
of greenhouse.

Production facilities:

Production of building materials


Chemical manufacture (eg. ink, cleaning fluids, soap, toothpaste, paint)
Leather (tanning)
Manufacture of other materials (linen, wool)
Shoe and clothing manufacture
Metalwork (tool manufacture etc.)
Rubber
Carpentry
Glass
Plumbing equipment and fittings
Manufacture of tools and equipment needed by other production facilities
Manufacture of farming and gardening equipment
Sports equipment
Musical instrument manufacture
Recycling
Candle/lamp/match manufacture
Bakery
Pottery
Paper and tissue paper manufacture
Stationery manufacture
Cleaning equipment
Boxes, containers and bags
Food processing (eg. salt, flour from corn)
Educational/art materials manufacture
Toy manufacture
Printing (eg. Leaflets, book binding, signs)
Plant and tree nursery (gardening and reforestation)
Transport

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Bee-keeping

Leisure facilities:

I think there should be a relatively large number of these. Child orientated


facilities such as the following (taking up at least 50 x 50m):

1. A maize maze, which can be regrown in a different pattern every year


(maize grows taller than people).
2. Adventure playground
3. More traditional playground
4. Castle (containing games, toys, clothes to dress up in etc.)
5. Puzzle area much like the TV series "The Crystal Maze".
6. Miniature golf.
7. Bowling Alley

Other facilities:

Sports halls
Theatre/music halls
Swimming pools
Museums giving a cross section of our society

Education system: Perhaps done in the large rooms in the residence blocks
for young children (eg. in each court there could be four classes for different
ages); skills taught by apprenticeship (learning on the job) rather than through
formal education – hence no centralised college buildings should be needed.

Music: I have criticised the church for using music as a form of worship.
However, music of itself is perfectly fine providing it isn’t acting as pretence
for following Jesus.

The society has no means of financial transaction or any prescribed legal


system other than what Jesus says; you can actively stop things that are
against Jesus (eg. he drove out the money changers from the temple).
"Turning the other cheek", repentance and forgiveness are ideal for sins
directed at individuals. Many sins/crimes no longer apply (eg. theft and
adultery). People serve in the ways and times that they choose and everyone
is free.

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Life After Death
What is meant by "the dead will rise" (Matthew 22:30, Mark 12:25, Revelation
20:13) and the promise to Daniel 12:13 and life after death in general? I
believe that life after death on this world is possible because Jesus rose
people from the dead while he was alive, for example:

John 11:43-44
After he had said this, he called out in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come
out!" He came out, his hands and feet wrapped in grave clothes, and
with a cloth round his face. "Untie him," Jesus told them, "and let him
go."

Mark 5:39
He went in and said to them, "Why all this confusion? Why are you
crying? The child is not dead — she is only sleeping!"

In addition, God is the God of the living, not of the dead (Mark 12:27) – so
everything can be expected to happen on our Earth, which can also be made
into Heaven (a state of being free due to following Jesus).

This chapter suggests a possible meaning for the following paragraph in the
Gospel of John:

John 14:2-3
There are many rooms in my Father's house, and I am going to prepare
a place for you. I would not tell you this if it were not so. And after I go
and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so
that you will be where I am.

In the distant future, while the population increases, more cities like New
Jerusalem will be built for the dead to rise and live in.

Why would this work?

1. Due to the process of re-birth (described below), the dead are actually
the children of the people in this society, so it will be perfectly normal
for people to provide accommodation for them.

2. The cities would be built by those who were historically oppressed, so it


would involve forgiveness of past sins by those who Jesus came to
represent.

3. Those who rose would greatly appreciate (a) finding that there is life
after all, and (b) that the people there had taken the trouble to build a
city for them. Consequently, people should follow Jesus.

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You may now ask – why do people like Muslims, Buddhists, atheists etc. who
did not even believe in Jesus deserve to participate in the New Age? I
believe that the lives of people in the current society have inbuilt
"punishment" (or consequences) of not following Jesus. For example,
Muslims have harsh Islamic authorities to contend with and Satan has played
a significant role in tricking everyone through all possible means. Many
people have died in horrific wars. It is literally true that if people sin then they
are a slave to sin because they do not achieve the state where the truth sets
them free. Remember that the Christian religion itself has involved people
following Paul rather than Jesus, so Christians are in no position to judge
anyone else.

Matthew 25:24 proves that everyone goes to Heaven: "Then the servant who
had received one thousand coins came in and said, 'Sir, I know you are a
hard man; you reap harvests where you did not sow, and you gather crops
where you did not scatter seed.' " The harvest refers to the time of the end
(or to when people have died before this time) - people are 'gathered up' in
this harvest even if they have never heard of Jesus.

What timescale am I thinking of? I'm thinking of 3000 years, and there are
several reasons for this.

Jesus said that he would lay down his life and rise again on the 3rd day. To
God, a day is like 1000 years (Psalms 90:4). However, as I discuss below,
Jesus is said to have risen right at the start of the 3rd day; 2007AD. Another
reason I believe that 3 days represent 3000 years is because of what it says
in Revelation chapter 20 about "the thousand years". Christ is said to rule for
1000 years (2000-3000AD). It also says that "Satan must be let loose a little
while" after this time. I believe that those who will rise from the dead during
2000-3000AD will have been sin bearers in their previous lives, and those
who will rise after this time will have been sinners in their previous lives.

The 3000th name in the Bible is Paul. This is a parable that indicates that
followers of Paul are resurrected on or after 3000AD. This corresponds to the
idea that God separates people into two groups, those who have followed
Paul and those who have not. Followers of Paul and the rich will be very
unsuited to the new environment at first. However, those who have lived in
poverty or sickness will be extremely suited to the environment, and they are
the people who are represented by Jesus along with those who follow his
teaching. Raising other people from the dead would require forgiveness and
acceptance from the people of the New Age.

Matthew 20:1-16 describes a parable in which workers were called into a


vineyard at various points during a single day, and were each paid a silver
coin at the end of the day. I believe this day refers to 2000AD-3000AD, and
those being called to work in the vineyard are people resurrected into the
New Age.

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Revelation 20:6
"Happy and greatly blessed are those who are included in this first
raising of the dead. The second death has no power over them; they
shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they will rule with him for a
thousand years."

I’ve drawn a representation of the timeline below.

Instead of a straight timeline, imagine that the timeline is a circle which is


infinitely big, with God in the middle of it who sees and arranges the whole
Universe at once. Perhaps that is why space-time is curved as Einstein
discovered (or perhaps its curvature is a parable).

People are raised from death by re-birth. This is a normal birth by parents
who are living in an ideal Christian society. However, the child has lived
before but initially has no memories of their previous life. They are raised into
the opposite gender to their original one and at some point they remember
their memories from their previous life. On the timeline shown above, both
Mary Magdalene and Simon Peter are resurrected by rebirth into the modern
era representing John the Baptist and Jesus respectively. Simon Peter's
spiritual rebirth coincides with the events in the chapter on "Luke 21:21",
predicted for 25th December 2007 (Christmas day, the traditional celebration
of the birth of Jesus). Further details are in the chapter "About The Author".
John the Baptist taught a little before Jesus and his teachings represent
those found in this book.

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This theory provides the meaning for the following verses:

Matthew 18:10
"See that you don't despise any of these little ones. Their angels in
heaven, I tell you, are always in the presence of my Father in heaven."
This means don't despise people because their angels (themselves in
the future) are following Jesus.

Luke 16:25-26
But Abraham said, "Remember, my son, that in your lifetime you were
given all the good things, while Lazarus got all the bad things. But now
he is enjoying himself here, while you are in pain. Besides all that, there
is a deep pit lying between us, so that those who want to cross over
from here to you cannot do so, nor can anyone cross over to us from
where you are." The deep pit is a gulf of time between the past and the
New Age.

The theory creates a problem: population growth and overcrowding. There


are an estimated 100 billion humans who have been alive on the Earth. The
problem of overcrowding may also arise out of general population increase,
especially if people adopt the relationship structure that I have advised.
Potentially the population could double every 50 years making the population
in 3000AD anything up to about 150 billion people from the initial population
of 144,000 especially when the survivors become "like the angels in heaven
and cannot die".

The present population of the Earth is about six billion. How many people can
it support in theory? At present, because of consumerism and greed we are
at the limits – in fact over the limits since half the world are actually in
poverty. However in the ideal society, where people consume very little, the
Earth would be able to support a much larger population.

The total surface area of the land on the Earth is about 135,000,000 square
kilometres, of which about 31,000,000 square kilometres is habitable. Each
city occupies 5 square kilometres of land plus the land it farms. However,
current guidelines suggest that at least 0.001 square kilometres of crop land
is required to feed one person, meaning there would only be enough land to
support about 30 billion people. Clearly a miracle will be required to sort out
this problem.

Another version of New Jerusalem should be designed so that new cities can
be built easily (perhaps out of wood) by those who are going to live in New
Jerusalem. They will also need to be trained in building, farming, and all other
necessary skills. People who are raised from the dead (their children) will
then be taught the same things by them.

Life after death is one way in which to love your neighbour as yourself –
loving your neighbour across time. In the New Age there should be no such

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thing as poverty, so the first commandment (love the Lord) will mean
following God's plan for us and the second commandment (love your
neighbour as yourself) will consist of healing, serving and even just small
things like making each other happy. Friendships would be genuine with
people actually prepared to die for each other (not that anyone should have
to). That is why the New Age will be Heaven. The Kingdom of God is not
really a series of buildings or cities - it is within you (Luke 17:21). The cities
will only help provide the right infrastructure to make following Jesus as easy
as possible.

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Relationships
Relationships and marriage are complex issues. I'm going to write an
analysis of relationship principles and how they are affected by Biblical
principles. They are based on study of gender psychology and real world
observations along with what the Bible says and true judgement (ie. what is
right/wrong with marriage).

Firstly, I start with the following premise. Both men and women marry for
selfish reasons, ie. they do what they think is in their own best interests. The
alternative premise is that two people marry because they love each other
(by implication they must be marrying out of the best interests of the other
person).

Why do men have relationships and marry?

1. Sex
2. Social/cultural expectations and conditioning
3. Things that his wife does better than him (perhaps cooking)
4. Things that he doesn't want to do (eg. ironing)

Why do women have relationships and marry?

1. Money, assets, position, power, security


2. Attraction (sexual/personality)

Modern women are far more independent than in previous times, and
security is less of an issue. However, women in general still marry for the
same reasons. So if these are the selfish reasons for relationship formation,
there must be corresponding selfless relationships, ie. those which
correspond to the second commandment of Jesus; love your neighbour as
yourself.

To provide security. This is overriden by the commandment "give


up what you have and follow Jesus." In other words it is not
possible to provide financial security and follow Jesus.

To provide sex, but not to use it as a mechanism of control.

Let's look at relationship formation in more detail. A primary motivator for


relationships on the male side is sex. Why? From an evolutionary perspective
it is advantageous for a male to spread his genes as far as possible.
Therefore the selfish thing for a male to do is to be as promiscuous as
possible, in doing so perhaps leaving many women with a baby. It is

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therefore not in a selfish male's best interests to marry.

On the other hand, it is absolutely in a selfish female's best interests to marry


because the legalities of marriage ensure that she is given security. This
security is increased by having children. In fact for a selfish female, it is in her
best interests to get married, have children then get divorced and then get
remarried to another man – that way she gets the income of two men.

In the case where both men and women act purely selfishly, how does a
selfish woman get a selfish man to marry her? With great difficulty, hence a
huge and complex social ritual has developed to confuse and "train" the
selfish male. Effectively relationships are organised so that women use
various mechanisms (sex, "being emotional", etc.) to control the actions of
the male.

Jesus implies that adultery can be as simple as wanting to possess, own or


control another person, which applies to both genders.

Matthew 5:28
But now I tell you: anyone who looks at a woman and wants to possess
her is guilty of committing adultery with her in his heart.

I will now rewrite it so that it reads better for women:

Matthew 5:28 (for women)


But now I tell you: anyone who looks at a man and wants to possess
him is guilty of committing adultery with him in her heart.

So how does this all work? Given that women want men to have money,
power, security and assets, men do their best to have those things. A selfish
male strives for this:

In other words, the sexual selection criteria of women drives people away
from following Jesus, because men put money into things that demonstrate
their money, power and assets. This continues before, during and after
marriage.

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Ring cost: £1000, wedding cost: £16,000, house cost: £2,000,000. Men are
encouraged by women to carry on spending money on what they want in
order to keep them happy. Now imagine what would happen if the male in
that relationship suddenly decided to follow Jesus. His wife will be absolutely
against it. In other words in this instance marriage is preventing people from
following Jesus. Conversely if the female decided to follow Jesus and
encouraged her husband to do the same, there would be less of a problem.
Imagine if women selected men on the basis of their ability to follow Jesus –
society would look completely different. This shows how much influence
female selection criteria has on the shape of society.

Now let's look at how relationships are formed. The Bible would have you
believe that God brings people together. Ultimately He does in the sense of
controlling how the Universe is shaped, but in 90% of cases it is women who
initiate a relationship based on the criteria described above. So how does
that happen? Various techniques are used, which can include "random
behaviour" to confuse a man and using several female friends to help in the
relationship formation process. The process is not straightforward for the
male, who is required to "perform" in the desired manner, and it can continue
for a long time.

There are three reasons why marriage in modern society go against Jesus:

1. It stops men from following Jesus


2. It causes money and productivity to be used in the wrong way
3. It involves ownership/control over men

Was the same true 2000 years ago? No, quite the reverse. Oppression of
women was common – women had to obey men. However, men and women
still married for much the same reasons as in modern times.

Would the same apply in New Jerusalem? That is an interesting question.


Everyone in New Jerusalem would have security, so the requirements of
women would already be met. Additionally, no men would have power,
position, money or assets so women would not be able to apply these
selection criteria. This would lead to one of the following outcomes:

1. No one would have relationships or marry


2. People would marry, but much more honestly without the need for all
the pretenses, and certainly no ownership/control involved
3. No one would marry, but would still have relationships

It would be interesting to see how relationships develop in New Jerusalem,


because they will be nothing like what they are in our culture.

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This paragraph suggests that people don't marry in the age to come.

Luke 20:34-38
Jesus answered them, "The men and women of this age marry, but the
men and women who are worthy to rise from death and live in the age
to come will not then marry. They will be like angels and cannot die.
They are the children of God, because they have risen from death. And
Moses clearly proves that the dead are raised to life. In the passage
about the burning bush he speaks of the Lord as ‘the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ He is the God of the living, not
of the dead, for to him all are alive."

This paragraph in Luke suggests that the whole Law has been invalidated
since the time of John the Baptist (which actually refers to the teachings in
this book), goes on to mention how difficult it is to get rid of the Law, and then
mentions adultery.

Luke 16:16-17
"The Law of Moses and the writings of the prophets were in effect up to
the time of John the Baptist; since then the Good News about the
Kingdom of God is being told, and everyone forces their way in. But it is
easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the smallest detail of
the Law to be done away with. "Any man who divorces his wife and
marries another woman commits adultery; and the man who marries a
divorced woman commits adultery."

What I see to be the ideal would be that sexual relationships would be seen
as normal rather than sinful, no one would marry, prostitution would not be
looked down upon (quite the opposite) and everyone would help bring up the
children in a safe and secure environment – that way everyone is served,
happy with their own relationship requirements fulfilled, while ensuring that
personal relationships do not interfere with people following Jesus. No one
would have any control over anyone else and everyone would be free (ie. the
truth will set you free).

Jesus helped Mary Magdalene who was a prostitute – clearly he had nothing
against her prostitution. Additionally, he defended a woman accused of
adultery in John 8:4-11:

Teacher," they said to Jesus, "this woman was caught in the very act of
committing adultery. In our Law Moses commanded that such a woman
must be stoned to death. Now, what do you say?" They said this to trap
Jesus, so that they could accuse him. But he bent over and wrote on
the ground with his finger.
As they stood there asking him questions, he straightened himself up
and said to them, "Whichever one of you has committed no sin may
throw the first stone at her." Then he bent over again and wrote on the
ground. When they heard this, they all left, one by one, the older ones

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first. Jesus was left alone, with the woman still standing there. He
straightened himself up and said to her, "Where are they? Is there no
one left to condemn you?"
"No one, sir," she answered.
"Well, then," Jesus said, "I do not condemn you either. Go, but do not
sin again."

At the time Jesus could not have told the teachers of the Law to reject
adultery laws, because he would have been put to death (this is why the
teachers were asking him). But he did write on the ground. Where else has
God written on the ground? He has written on the whole Earth as shown in
other letters.

So why did he specifically write twice on the ground? There are two sexual
references on the Earth, both to do with the whore of Babylon. There is the
whore herself, and then there is a 666 mile long penis stuck into Mexico
(proving that she is a whore).

Jesus is quoted as saying that adultery and immorality are sinful. However,
the Holy Spirit is using 666 and the "whore of Babylon" to indicate that
Pauline theology is responsible for these New Testament teachings (the
whore of Babylon is a representation of Paul as described the letter about
Elijah). In John 14:26, Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would help us
remember what he taught us. This is happening now, but at the time it would
have been Satan that "helped" people remember. This suggests that the
Gospel eyewitness accounts cannot be used as reliable evidence in some
cases, making it even more important to judge by true standards.

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Applying true standards to sex: 1. Sex makes people happy (and therefore
comes under the category of 'loving your neighbour as yourself'). 2. If two
people have sex in the UK, no one in the third world is oppressed by it. It
causes no suffering. The exception is where it passes on a sexually
transmitted disease. However, I do not believe that such diseases are
punishment for "immorality" any more than malaria is punishment for living in
Africa. I have not yet tried spiritual healing with anyone, however faith in
Jesus (not Paul) should heal people. I invite people to try it – I believe that
you can only be healed if you are following Jesus (ie. doing what he says,
which requires faith). If you are extremely poor, you might have faith by
default, because you already do rely on God to provide means of survival.
You will need someone else to heal you in the name of Jesus.

This relationship culture would work in the context of following Jesus on the
understanding that:

1. People don't treat those they have sexual relationships with any
differently to anyone else; ideally everyone would be friends and would
be there to help/serve anyone who needed it.

2. That women do not use sex to get more service/attention etc. from men
or use sex to get what they want (this is what many present day women
do) – relationships would have to be completely free. Clearly both men
and women could choose whether or not to have sexual relationships.

3. That no one tries to possess anyone else, although people could also
be very good friends. The culture of marriage in present day society
means that friendships between people are actually quite limited
because everyone worries that their husband or wife might go off and
have an affair.

It is difficult to predict how people will interact socially in New Jerusalem


because (a) the African culture is different from the Western culture (b)
everyone following Jesus would be completely different to what I see in my
own culture and (c) there is the problem of HIV/AIDS in Africa. However, it
should be noted that immorality and immortality are very similar words.

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Cool Stuff
Luke 18:17
Remember this! Whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a
child will never enter it."

Matthew 17:20
"It was because you haven't enough faith," answered Jesus. "I assure
you that if you have faith as big as a mustard seed, you can say to this
hill, ‘Go from here to there!’ and it will go. You could do anything!"

I'm going to fulfill one aspect of the second commandment of Jesus by


suggesting some cool stuff to do in the New Age. I'm going to give some
examples here, but don't let it restrain your imagination!

 Live forever

 Heal people

 Raise people from the dead

 Run across some water (Jesus did!)

 Fly; We are meant to be angels – and there are lots of references to


wings.

 Swim like a fish; If we can be healed of illnesses, then there is no


reason why we can't grow gills and be able to see properly in salty
water.

 Walk on the moon

 See the stars

 Become tiny

 Visit the neighbours:

John 10:16
There are other sheep which belong to me that are not in this
sheepfold. I must bring them, too; they will listen to my voice, and
they will become one flock with one shepherd.

Other species of sentient beings (aliens) might already have been


visited by God, or we might have to teach them.

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I think the planet we are looking for looks a lot like this one:

Saturn (sounds like 'Satan'), our sixth planet.

 Go backwards in time to see the dinosaurs and the teachings of Jesus;


time travel should be possible if everything happens at once, although I
doubt that we would be able to interact with the past. Perhaps it would
be like watching a recorded video of past times.

 'Become one' with another person:

Mark 10:6-9
But in the beginning, at the time of creation, ‘God made them
male and female,’ as the scripture says. ‘And for this reason a
man will leave his father and mother and unite with his wife, and
the two will become one.’ So they are no longer two, but one. No
human being then must separate what God has joined together.

I believe that when you get to a point where you genuinely love
someone as yourself and want to share your entire being with that
person then it is possible to do it – so two separate individuals join to
become one (perhaps a form of telepathy). "Leaving our father and
mother" probably refers to leaving our Universe to create a new one
(see below).

This is the relationship between Jesus and the Father (who also takes
on the role of Satan; Paul). John 10:30 "The Father and I are one." I
believe that this is also my future role in a new Universe (see below),
and that is why I can predict the time of the end (because no one
knows except the Father, which is my future role).

Although there is a sense in which Jesus and the Father are the same,
there is also a sense in which they are separate. For example, my
future role is that of Paul, whereas the future fole of Peter is that of
Jesus (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"). Perhaps it is possible to
separate back into two people after becoming one.

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An implication of the "two becoming one" is that when you sin against
someone else, you could in fact be sinning against yourself. I believe
that this kind of thinking will play a big role in the future. For example,
your parents or children might turn out to be people you sinned against
or who sinned against you. This would help with the forgiveness
process and teach people about the nature of sin and how it really
affects us. This is also the reason why we are resurrected into the
opposite gender - to give us an alternative point of view and to make
things fair.

Luke 12:2
Whatever is covered up will be uncovered, and every secret will
be made known.

Dan 12:2
Many of those who have already died will live again: some will
enjoy eternal life, and some will suffer eternal disgrace.

Secrets could be made known either through viewing our own history
(as described above), by 'becoming one' with another person, or simply
by feeling the need to tell other people what we did.

 Creating our own Universes: this is described in more detail in "Who is


Jesus? Who is Paul?" - I believe that every pair of people who have
'become one' will have the opportunity to do this.

John 10:34
Jesus answered, "It is written in your own Law that God said, ‘You
are gods.’

This idea is supported by Matthew 19:25-26:

When the disciples heard this, they were completely amazed.


"Who, then, can be saved?" they asked.

Jesus looked straight at them and answered, "This is impossible


for human beings, but for God everything is possible."

In other words followers of Jesus should expect to take on the role of


Jesus. This statement also has implications for the first follower; it is
only possible to save yourself if you also make it possible for everyone
to be saved (love your neighbour as yourself). Making it possible for
everyone to be saved is the role of God, which is why this book has
developed in the way that it has.

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Adam and Eve
The Genesis story is a parable for the creation of the New Age. In particular,
taking from the tree of knowledge of good and evil is the same thing as
following Jesus. Yet this is portrayed as a negative thing in the story of
Genesis. Why? I have drawn a graph below.

The reason why it is bad (in the short term) is that a large amount of suffering
will result. In the long term it means that everyone who has ever lived will be
in a state of happiness.

Genesis 3:16
And he said to the woman, "I will increase your trouble in pregnancy
and your pain in giving birth. In spite of this, you will still have desire for
your husband, yet you will be subject to him."

This is a reference to the end time events. The 'pregnancy' is described in


"About the Author". Eve’s role is a parable for what I am doing.

Genesis 3:17-19
And he said to the man, "You listened to your wife and ate the fruit
which I told you not to eat. Because of what you have done, the ground
will be under a curse. You will have to work hard all your life to make it
produce enough food for you. It will produce weeds and thorns, and you
will have to eat wild plants. You will have to work hard and sweat to
make the soil produce anything, until you go back to the soil from which
you were formed. You were made from soil, and you will become soil
again."

This is a reference to what happens to Peter. Adam and Eve are then sent
out of the Garden (this Universe), and the tree of life is protected so that no
one can get to it. In other words Peter and Mary create and go into a
completely new Universe and do the same jobs as Jesus and Paul did (this is
the hard work referred to in Genesis). The roles are discussed further in the
chapter about "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?".

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Adam and Eve have children called Cain and Abel. Cain was a farmer and
Abel was a shepherd. Cain brought some of his harvest as an offering to
God, and Abel gave his firstborn lamb as a sacrifice. God was pleased with
Abel's offering but not with Cain's.

Jesus refers to Satan (Paul) as being like a farmer, who has received
permission to separate the good from the bad, like separating the wheat from
the chaff (Luke 22:31). The harvest refers to the time of the end, and is
'brought in' in part by the teachings in this book. Therefore, Cain represents
both Paul and myself (the farmer and someone who helps bring in the
harvest; see also "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"). Abel represents Jesus (the
'lamb of God' - John 1:29) who sacrificed himself in order to teach people
how to live. The teachings and sacrifice of Jesus are acceptable to God, but
the teachings of Paul are false and are rejected. Cain killed Abel; this
represents the teachings of Paul having prevented people following Jesus.

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Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?
Jesus and Peter seem to have a special relationship. Peter is Jesus’ chief
disciple who is called his "rock" and Jesus assures him that he will build his
church on that rock. Yet Peter is repeatedly shown to deny Jesus and there
are letters in his name that support Paul’s teaching.

This chapter attempts to answer the question of who Jesus is and where he
came from. Jesus says:

John 3:13
And no one has ever gone up to heaven except the Son of Man, who
came down from heaven.

Heaven is the future, but this does not mean that Jesus has come from the
future. I believe that it means that Jesus has come from a Universe like our
own that is in a much later stage of development.

When eating the Passover meal with his disciples, he says this:

Matthew 26:23
Jesus answered, "One who dips his bread in the dish with me will
betray me. The Son of Man will die as the Scriptures say he will, but
how terrible for that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would have
been better for that man if he had never been born!"

Who denies Jesus? There are two possible people – Peter and Paul. Paul
creates a theology independently of Jesus – he cannot be said to betray
Jesus because he never followed him in the first place. However, Peter is
constantly labeled as the person who denies Jesus. He changes from a
follower of Jesus to a follower of Paul. The passages that identify Peter's
denial of Jesus are outlined below.

Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial (Matthew 26)


31
Then Jesus said to them, "This very night all of you will run away and
leave me, for the scripture says, ‘God will kill the shepherd, and the
sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I am raised to life, I will go
to Galilee ahead of you." Peter spoke up and said to Jesus, "I will never
leave you, even though all the rest do!"
34
Jesus said to Peter, "I tell you that before the cock crows tonight, you
will say three times that you do not know me."
35
Peter answered, "I will never say that, even if I have to die with you!"
And all the other disciples said the same thing.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane (Matthew 26)


36
Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane,

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and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." 37 He
took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee. Grief and anguish
came over him, 38 and he said to them, "The sorrow in my heart is so
great that it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch with me."
39
He went a little farther on, threw himself face on the ground, and
prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, take this cup of suffering from me!
Yet not what I want, but what you want."
40
Then he returned to the three disciples and found them asleep; and
he said to Peter, "How is it that you three were not able to keep watch
with me even for one hour? 41 Keep watch and pray that you will not fall
into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
42
Once more Jesus went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cup of
suffering cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done." 43
He returned once more and found the disciples asleep; they could not
keep their eyes open.
44
Again Jesus left them, went away, and prayed the third time, saying
the same words. 45 Then he returned to the disciples and said, "Are you
still sleeping and resting? Look! The hour has come for the Son of Man
to be handed over to the power of sinners. 46 Get up, let us go. Look,
here is the man who is betraying me!" [Peter fell asleep three times]

Peter Denies Jesus (Matthew 26)


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Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard when one of the High
Priest's servant women came to him and said, "You, too, were with
Jesus of Galilee."
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But he denied it in front of them all. "I don't know what you are talking
about," he answered, 71 and went on out to the entrance of the
courtyard. Another servant woman saw him and said to the men there,
"He was with Jesus of Nazareth."
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Again Peter denied it and answered, "I swear that I don't know that
man!"
73
After a little while the men standing there came to Peter. "Of course
you are one of them," they said. "After all, the way you speak gives you
away!"
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Then Peter said, "I swear that I am telling the truth! May God punish
me if I am not! I do not know that man!"
Just then a cock crowed, 75 and Peter remembered what Jesus had told
him: "Before the cock crows, you will say three times that you do not
know me." He went out and wept bitterly. [Peter denied knowing Jesus
three times].

Acts 10:9-15
9
The next day, as they were on their way and coming near Joppa,
Peter went up on the roof of the house about noon in order to pray. 10
He became hungry and wanted something to eat; while the food was
being prepared, he had a vision. 11 He saw heaven opened and
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its four corners to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of animals, reptiles,
and wild birds. 13 A voice said to him, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat!"
14
But Peter said, "Certainly not, Lord! I have never eaten anything
ritually unclean or defiled."
15
The voice spoke to him again, "Do not consider anything unclean that
God has declared clean." 16 This happened three times, and then the
thing was taken back up into heaven. [Peter was warned three times in
a vision about "unclean food"]

A short while later, the apostles wrote this letter:

Acts 15:22-29: The Letter to the Gentile Believers


22
Then the apostles and the elders, together with the whole church,
decided to choose some men from the group and send them to Antioch
with Paul and Barnabas. They chose two men who were highly
respected by the believers, Judas, called Barsabbas, and Silas, 23 and
they sent the following letter by them:
"We, the apostles and the elders, your brothers, send greetings to all
our brothers of Gentile birth who live in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. 24
We have heard that some who went from our group have troubled and
upset you by what they said; they had not, however, received any
instruction from us. 25 And so we have met together and have all
agreed to choose some messengers and send them to you. They will
go with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul, 26 who have risked their
lives in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 We send you, then,
Judas and Silas, who will tell you in person the same things we are
writing. 28 The Holy Spirit and we have agreed not to put any other
burden on you besides these necessary rules: 29 eat no food that has
been offered to idols; eat no blood; eat no animal that has been
strangled; and keep yourselves from sexual immorality. You will do well
if you take care not to do these things. With our best wishes."

The apostles wrote a letter with three laws regarding food, essentially a
denial of Jesus three times, since Jesus has the following to say about food:

Matthew 15:11
"It is not what goes into a person's mouth that makes him ritually
unclean; rather, what comes out of it makes him unclean."

Despite this quote, I believe that loving your neighbour as yourself when
applied to animals implies dietary restrictions. I also believe that buying foods
such as chocolate that involve child labour is wrong. In other words, I believe
that the two commandments of Jesus are more important than any other
arguments that are applied to eating food.

Peter’s letters also contain teaching that denies Jesus. It is possible that
Peter himself did not write them. Many people believe that they were written

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after he died. The author of the letters was a follower of Paul. In particular,
they directly support Paul's teachings:

1. 2 Peter 3:10 defends Paul's letters even though they are not in line with
the Gospels. "This is what [Paul] says in all his letters when he writes
on the subject. There are some difficult things in his letters which
ignorant and unstable people explain falsely, as they do with other
passages of the Scriptures. So they bring on their own destruction."
Our destruction has been brought on by those letters being there in the
first place.

2. The author describes himself as a "Church Elder" in 1 Peter 5:1. Peter


was not anything like a "Church Elder" while he was following Jesus as
a disciple. It suggests a change in the way he practiced Christianity
after Jesus died.

3. The letters advocate slavery. There is a difference between "turning the


other cheek" (Jesus) and quotes like these:

 1 Peter 1:18 "You servants must submit to your masters and


show them complete respect, not only to those who are kind and
considerate, but also to those who are harsh. God will bless you
for this, if you endure the pain of undeserved suffering."

 1 Peter 3:1 "In the same way you wives must submit to your
husbands." 1 Peter 3:6 "Sarah was like that; she obeyed
Abraham and called him his master."

The truth is supposed to set you free, but quotes like this are in direct
opposition to freedom.

It is not clear what the significance of the number "three" in Peter's denials is
a parable for. Peter was not the only apostle involved in writing the letter to
the Gentiles, and the vision he received (a Satanic form of communication)
may be a red herring. In addition, he is probably not the author of the letters
written in his name and there are only two letters, not three. The three
denials may refer to something not recorded in the Bible, to future events
and/or possibly to my own activities as Mary Magdalene (see "About the
Author"). There is a sense in which Peter has been "sent to Hell" (resurrected
into our modern society). Therefore, he must have chosen to follow an
ideology other than that of Jesus.

Jesus uses the term "sleeping" as a parable for death. It is possible that
Peter falling asleep three times could refer to three deaths that happen while
not following Jesus. These could refer to Peter and Mary Magdalene's
original deaths plus one future death.

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Peter becomes Jesus

I believe that it has been arranged such that Peter actually takes on the role
of Jesus in the future. This tallies with the idea that the King set up the
Golden Image in the Book of Daniel (see the chapter on "The Time of the
End") – in other words Jesus himself as Peter helped to set up the modern
church system. It also corresponds to the idea that Jesus builds his church
on Peter:

Matthew 16:18
And so I tell you, Peter: you are a rock, and on this rock foundation I will
build my church, and not even death will ever be able to overcome it.

Peter is living in our time and is "born" (spiritually) through the events that are
described in this book. I do not believe that Peter becomes the Jesus in our
Universe, but in another "daughter" Universe – in other words I believe that
he does the same job as Jesus did, but for a different set of people. This
would fulfill the commandment "love your neighbour as yourself"; Jesus did
this for us, so Peter can do the same thing for others. This idea is supported
by the chapter about "Adam and Eve." Further evidence in support of these
ideas is as follows:

 Peter is the son of John (John 1:42). This parallels the 'parent/child'
relationship between myself (represented by John) and Peter. Note that
in some versions of the Bible, the father of Simon is called Joses
instead of John.

 After being baptised by John the Baptist, Jesus spends 40 days in the
desert. This parallels the 40 days of Noah as described in "The Time of
the End", which occurs after the 'baptism' of Peter in the modern era.

 A man called Simon is forced to carry Jesus' cross when Jesus is taken
to be crucified (Matthew 27:32).

 John 21:18-19: "I am telling you the truth: when you were young, you
used to get ready and go anywhere you wanted to; but when you are
old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will bind you and
take you where you don't want to go." (In saying this, Jesus was
indicating the way in which Peter would die and bring glory to God.)
Then Jesus said to him, "Follow me!"

The 'young' Peter is in Heaven, but the 'old' Peter is encouraged by


Jesus to take on the same role that he himself did. His future sacrificial
death will 'bring glory to God'. Note that this quote is attributed to the
resurrected form of Jesus. I do not believe that the resurrected form is
really Jesus (see "Parables and General Issues") so this quote is less
reliable than the others.

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 The Transfiguration

Luke 9:28-36
About a week after he had said these things, Jesus took Peter,
John, and James with him and went up a hill to pray. While he
was praying, his face changed its appearance, and his clothes
became dazzling white. 30 Suddenly two men were there talking
with him. They were Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in
heavenly glory and talked with Jesus about the way in which he
would soon fulfil God's purpose by dying in Jerusalem. 32 Peter
and his companions were sound asleep, but they woke up and
saw Jesus' glory and the two men who were standing with him. 33
As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, "Master, how
good it is that we are here! We will make three tents, one for you,
one for Moses, and one for Elijah." (He did not really know what
he was saying.)
34
While he was still speaking, a cloud appeared and covered
them with its shadow; and the disciples were afraid as the cloud
came over them. 35 A voice said from the cloud, "This is my Son,
whom I have chosen — listen to him!" When the voice stopped,
there was Jesus all alone. The disciples kept quiet about all this,
and told no one at that time anything they had seen.

James and John were brothers. The name John alludes to myself, as
does the role of Elijah. Peter is my spiritual brother (also represented by
James) who takes on the role of Jesus.

Jesus has this to say about Moses: John 5:45-47 "Do not think,
however, that I am the one who will accuse you to my Father. Moses, in
whom you have put your hope, is the very one who will accuse you. 46 If
you had really believed Moses, you would have believed me, because
he wrote about me. 47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how
can you believe what I say?"

The transfiguration parable suggests that Jesus is talking about Peter in


this quote about Moses. In John 5:36, Jesus says "I have a witness on
my behalf which is even greater than the witness that John gave: what I
do, that is, the deeds my Father gave me to do, these speak on my
behalf and show that the Father has sent me." He is talking about
Peter. Peter's testimony might come when he gets his memories of
Jesus back, or perhaps he performs miracles in the name of Jesus. The
quote could also refer to Peter taking on the role of Jesus to give a
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a greater testimony than this book (represented by 'John' in the quote).

In Mark 1:44, Jesus healed a man and told him that he should offer the
sacrifice that Moses ordered. He did not mean that the man should
sacrifice an animal - he was using a parable to tell the man to follow
him.

Peter is described as being sound asleep during the transfiguration,


which probably relates to him having been dead for 2000 years (sleep
is a parable for death - see Luke 8:52).

 Jesus' family

Jesus' brothers all represent Peter and his roles and relationships.
Simon (Peter) who is my spiritual brother (he is represented by James
who was the brother of the disciple John, who represents myself)
betrayed Jesus (represented by Judas) but later takes on the role of
Jesus (represented by Joseph). Joseph is also the father of Jesus. In
other words, Peter also takes on the role of the Father in the creation of
a new Universe.

There is further evidence for the idea that Jesus is the Father:

 Jesus says that he is in the Father and the Father is in him. (John
14:11)
 John 8:58 quotes Jesus refering to himself as 'I Am' - the same
name that God used in Exodus 3:14.
 The chapter about Joseph describes how the Old Testament
Joseph is used to represent Jesus. Joseph's father was Jacob.
According to Matthew 1:12-16, Jesus' grandfather was also called
Jacob (the ancestor list given in Luke is different). Therefore,
Jesus' father Joseph represents himself - ie. the Father and Jesus
are the same (see also - "Cool Stuff").

 Luke 6:12-16 lists the names of the twelve disciples. There are three
pairs who share the same name:

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 2x Simon (representing Peter and Jesus).
 2x James (James is the brother of John; John represents me;
Peter is my spiritual brother, therefore James represents Peter).
 2x Judas (representing betrayal).

These sets of pairs represent Jesus having led a similar life to Peter. In
other words there are two Peters (or two Jesuses) in the group.
Additional evidence is as follows:

 One Judas [Peter] is the son of James [Jesus].


 The other Judas [Peter] is the son of Simon [Jesus] (John 13:2).
 One James [Peter] is the son of Alphaeus [Jesus].

All of these represent Peter as the spiritual son of Jesus, or the Son of
God. The names James, Judas, Simon and Joseph can be used
interchangeably to represent both Peter and Jesus. Alphaeus
represents Jesus, as Revelation 1:8 says that Jesus is the alpha and
the omega.

 In Matthew 12:48-50, Jesus says "Who is my mother? Who are my


brothers?" 49 Then he pointed to his disciples and said, "Look! Here are
my mother and my brothers! 50 Whoever does what my Father in
heaven wants him to do is my brother, my sister, and my mother." I
assume that Mary Magdalene and Peter were among the group. Mary
is Peter's spiritual mother, sister and brother!

Who is Paul?

Paul’s letters are so perfectly evil that it is difficult to imagine that an ordinary
person could have written them. What is the function of the letters of Paul? I
believe that they are there to make sure that most false teachings are all in
one place so that they can be identified and discarded more easily.
Somehow, Paul’s letters help create Heaven by showing how easy it is to
teach falsely and believe false ideas; it means that when Heaven comes,
people will defend their freedom against false ideas much more fiercely,
making it a stable and eternal society. It also means that the blame for not
following Jesus can be attributed to Paul; in other words he takes the blame
for something that would have happened anyway through the actions of other
people. This means that everyone can participate in the New Age without
feeling that they were solely responsible for the 2000 year delay in its
inception.

I believe that Paul’s role is my own future role for a daughter Universe.
Paradoxically, such an evil role could be an instance of loving your neighbour
as yourself, but only when your neighbour is a group of people to whom you
are trying to teach the nature of evil. In other words the role of Satan can only
be done by someone who is a follower of Jesus – someone who was
genuinely evil could not be trusted in the role. The evidence for this argument

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is as follows:

 The story of "Adam and Eve," says that both Adam and Eve (Jesus and
Paul - through their opposed teachings) and their children (followers of
Jesus and followers of Paul) will hate each other. Adam and Eve
represent Peter and myself.

 There is a picture of the Whore of Babylon on Canada; North


Americans are the most devout followers of Paul and the "whore"
alludes to myself as described in the chapter about Elijah. In other
words the picture represents both Paul and myself.

 Paul is thought to have been beheaded, which is also the fate of John
the Baptist whose role is a parable for my own.

 The 616th name in the Bible is Michal. She represents myself, the
nominally female half of the Archangel Michael. Michal is the daughter
of Saul (the real name of Paul), and is married to David, who
represents Jesus.

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How God and Satan Communicate
I'm going to theorize about the mechanism by which God communicates and
acts so that we are better able to respond and have faith. While I was
thinking about this, two images appeared. Additionally, previous images had
appeared involving bits of string (one had a person on the end of the string).

If you're interested the first image appeared in a bowl of pasta/sauce that I


was eating, and the second appeared in some spilled water. God often puts
little pictures into things (or sometimes great big ones as in the case of map
images in the world). He may also put things in numbers, dates of birth, and
other representations (for example St. Paul's tomb was opened recently,
which has spiritual meaning). This type of communication by God does not
involve deliberate human intervention. God does not talk through people or
speak in dreams or visions or appear as an angel/ghost (possible exceptions
are in the Bible itself, but not since it was written). This is the sole province of
Satan.

God speaks through the whole world and He does so across time. For this
reason, I can say that La Palma will erupt because I know that God can and
will influence the Universe in the past so that this happens. God can answer
prayers yesterday, a year ago or thousands of years ago. It makes no
difference to Him because He sees everything at the same time (time has no
meaning to Him).

An analogy is a light beam (light of course is a Biblical representation in


itself). As you approach the speed of light, (a) time slows down and (b)
distances get shorter. In fact if you travel at the speed of light, time is frozen,
and the Universe appears flat (in two dimensions). So you have a picture of
the whole Universe frozen in time, which is much like how it must appear to
God.

The two pictures that I showed you above are (a) a Black Hole and (b) a Holy
heart (a heart with a hole in). In the centre of our Galaxy there is a Black
Hole. Black Holes are very interesting, and have given rise to something
called "string theory", which physicists think might be a "theory of everything".

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I'm not a physicist, and I don't understand string theory mathematics.
However, God certainly uses something like this – it is likely that everything
in the Universe is linked to everything else across time by strings. Therefore,
your actions as an individual now affect people not only in your present and
future but also in the past, and also shape how the Universe has developed.
The strings must ultimately be controlled by God – and this is how He
communicates and directs the Universe.

I often get a sense of time having no meaning to God. For example, I said a
few months ago that I thought that the extinction of dinosaurs paralleled us
today – big dinosaurs were like people with big sin and died, but little
dinosaurs survived and became birds. Later, I found pictures of them on a
satellite image of Mount Kenya - images that would have been formed
through geological events over millions of years.

If you have ever played the game called Pictionary then you will be familiar
with the skills involved in discerning communication from God. This game
involves one person drawing something that has been shown on a card, and
the other person has to guess what it is. However, it is much more than just
pictures, it can literally be anything and everything in the Universe from
concepts like the speed of light to the whore of Babylon drawn into Canada to
a tiny drawing of David and Saul in some used crockery or a shape of a
horse imprinted into the floor. It just requires that you use some imagination
about representations – remember that Jesus always spoke in parables.

Luke 8:10
and he answered, "The knowledge of the secrets of the Kingdom of
God has been given to you, but to the rest it comes by means of
parables, so that they may look but not see, and listen but not
understand.

The ability to interpret parables is therefore essential in discerning the will of


God.

Since God can influence the Universe to take any shape He wants, it is
perfectly possible to do what Jesus says without having to worry about where
food and clothing is coming from. All you need is faith that God will influence
the Universe to sort these things out for you.

Communication by Satan

Satan is an autonomous evil non-corporeal entity which appears not to be


constrained by time and can influence people through other people (by
speaking through them), giving dreams/visions, speaking to people directly
and actually appearing as angels/ghosts etc. Christians claim that this is how
they receive communication from God, in the same way that the Jews did
(eg. 1 Samuel 28:6). Therefore, the same spirit (Satan) is involved.

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Satan may also have influence over evil spirits/illness (eg. a spirit said that it
knew Jesus and Paul - perhaps the spirit knew to leave a person in the name
of Paul to make Paul look like someone following Jesus). The sole purpose
of Satan is to provide convincing "alternatives" to Jesus, and Paul certainly
manages to do this. Other examples include Muhammad, Nostradamus,
ghost stories and the occult, even UFOs - anything in fact that Satan has the
capacity to do to encourage alternative beliefs while still making sure that
people don't identify the true source.

Why does Satan exist at all, given that he is so evil (pure evil in fact)? What
would happen if Satan did not exist? Humans would still behave in much the
same way. The Gospel message of Jesus would have been corrupted like it
was by Paul – although perhaps not so spectacularly, perhaps by many
people over a long period of time. In other words I do not believe that the evil
that results from Satan is any worse than the evil that would result from
humanity anyway if Satan did not exist. That may be why Jesus says

Matthew 16:23
Jesus turned around and said to Peter, "Get away from me, Satan! You
are an obstacle in my way, because these thoughts of yours don't come
from God, but from human nature."

He also says:

Luke 22:31
"Simon, Simon! Listen! Satan has received permission to test all of you,
to separate the good from the bad, as a farmer separates the wheat
from the chaff."

There is another reason why I think that Satan does not cause any more evil
than would occur through ordinary people. North America has a picture of the
"Whore of Babylon" riding the Scarlet Beast, as shown below.

The link between the whore and the teachings of Paul is described in the
chapter about Elijah. This means that there is a representation of Paul riding
a dragon. The dragon can be thought to represent the evil that comes from
humanity. Paul is riding that evil, in other words he is concentrating the false
teachings that allow evil into one place. Paul's letters gave a direct choice
between following the truth and following something that seemed a lot easier

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and did not involve the truth – Satan really did test us all.

Having a spirit around that is pure evil may help us to recognise evil, and
therefore learn to reject it. It should also prevent us from becoming
complacent, because Satan will still be ready to jump in with lies, visions,
ghosts, "imaginary" friends for children and so on given half a chance.

While I'm on the subject, here are some examples of types of evil:

Examples of evil from human source:

1. Group pressure to try to force someone to do something


2. Verbal abuse
3. Physical abuse
4. Torture
5. Slavery
6. Psychological abuse
1. Bullying of various kinds
2. Permanently blaming people for things they may not have done
(eg. blaming a child for a mother's death in childbirth)
3. Subtle linguistic techniques to confuse someone with malicious
intent
4. Subtle techniques to try to force people to do something (eg.
reverse psychology, pretending to be upset etc. with selfish
intent).
7. Greed that causes war and oppression of others
8. Persecution of those doing good
9. In relationships:
1. Trying to control the life of another person
2. Using another person only for selfish reasons (a wage etc.)
3. Pretend friendships that only exist to use people
4. Relationships built only on the exchange of gifts and possessions
10. Exclusion of people or unwarranted derision of a social group
11. Power hierarchies

Examples of evil from Satan:

1. Pretend communication from God


1. Dreams
2. Visions
3. Voices
4. Apparitions/angels/ghosts
5. Other unusual sensory experience (eg. touch, smell)
6. "Prophecy"
2. Evil spirits (illness) especially psychological conditions like
schizophrenia (delusions, voices, visions).
3. Lies about how to follow Jesus (Pauline theology etc.)
4. Talking "through" people

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5. Taking possession of people (tongues, Muhammad etc.)
6. Mixing good and evil together to disguise the evil

Examples of what is not evil:

1. Mistakes
2. Unkindness and unfriendliness (eg. if you have a headache or if you
are being persecuted for doing good).
3. Sexual relationships
4. Jokes and humour (with no malicious intent)
5. Lying (without malicious intent, eg. to protect someone)
6. Being human
7. Teaching and helping people (as compared with controlling people)
8. Breaking any rule or law if it is demanded by true standards.

I'm sure that God can communicate in the same way that Satan can, but
because Satan can't communicate by arranging the world, this is a reliable
method of communication for God to use.

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True Christianity
There is a big difference between following Jesus and following Paul. I
classify Christianity as follows: People who worship in a church follow Paul.
Some people follow both Jesus and Paul - they worship in church and do a
lot to help the poor. Some extremely orthodox Christians also follow Moses,
and many Christians follow the Ten Commandments. A true Christian is
someone who follows only Jesus, not anyone else in the Bible or anyone else
in modern society. There are descriptions of modern day worship in the Bible
as described below.

Psalm 150
Praise God in his Temple!
Praise his strength in Heaven!
Praise him for the mighty things he has done!
Praise his supreme greatness.
Praise him with trumpets.
Praise him with harps and lyres.
Praise him with drums and dancing.
Praise him with harps and flutes.
Praise him with cymbals.
Praise him with loud cymbals.
Praise the Lord all living creatures!
Praise the Lord!

Psalm 150 is the very last Psalm in the Bible (occasionally you get an extra
Psalm 151 – which describes David slaying Goliath). The placement right at
the end of the book of Psalms suggests a relationship to the time of the end.

Amos 5:21
"The Lord says, 'I hate your religious festivals! I cannot stand them!'....'Stop
your noisy songs; I do not want to listen to your harps. Instead, let justice flow
like a stream, and righteousness like a river that never goes dry.'" 6:5 "You
like to compose songs like David did, and play them on harps. You drink wine
by the bowlful and use the finest perfumes, but you do not mourn over the
ruin of Israel."

Mark 12:38
"Watch out for the teachers of the Law who like to walk around in their long
robes and be greeted with respect in the market place, who choose the
reserved seats in the synagogues and the best places at feasts. They take
advantage of widows and rob them of their homes."

This refers to modern ministers who teach people to follow Paul rather than
Jesus. As described in "Parables and General Issues", wives are used to
represent followers of Jesus. Widows represent those who have lost their
'husband' Jesus because priests take advantage of them and rob them of
their homes in the kingdom of God.

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Matthew 23:13
"How terrible for you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees! You hypocrites!
You lock the door to the Kingdom of heaven in people's faces, and you
yourselves don't go in, nor do you allow in those who are trying to enter!"

Chapter 23 of Matthew gives a detailed description of the priesthood and why


we should avoid it.

John 5:41
"I am not looking for human praise."

Matthew 21:16
So they asked Jesus, "Do you hear what they are saying?" "Indeed I do,"
answered Jesus. "Haven't you ever read this scripture? ‘You have trained
children and babies to offer perfect praise.’ "

Isaiah 29:13-14
The Lord said, "These people claim to worship me, but their words are
meaningless, and their hearts are somewhere else. Their religion is nothing
but human rules and traditions, which they have simply memorized. So I will
startle them with one unexpected blow after another. Those who are wise will
turn out to be fools, and all their cleverness will be useless."

Exodus 32:17-18
Joshua heard the people shouting and said to Moses, 'I hear the sound of
battle in the camp.' Moses said, 'That doesn't sound like a shout of victory or
a cry of defeat; it's the sound of singing. The Israelites were singing and
dancing in front of the bull calf. This idol represents modern church worship.

Luke 18:10
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other
a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank
thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even
as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto
heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

I believe that the converse is now true. Saying "I'm a sinner" is now the
equivalent of praying loudly in the street corner. Why? Prevailing views in
some churches imply that if you're open about how sinful you are, Jesus will
have no problems with you even if you aren't actually following his teachings.

Isaiah 66:6
Listen! That loud noise in the city, that sound in the Temple, is the sound of
the Lord punishing his enemies! - this refers to the loud hymns sung in
church and it contains the number of the beast (666).

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The Pauline form of the Christian faith adopts the following characteristics:

1. Most money put into church buildings and ministerial wage


2. Ministerial waffling
3. Hymn singing
4. Little mention of actually following what Jesus said
5. Not following the commandments of Jesus (although some Christians
follow the commandments outside church to some extent)
6. Not understanding why Jesus died on the cross (following Paul's "idol
of forgiveness")
7. Following many pointless church traditions

Christians following Paul generally have no problems with

1. Owning/buying expensive cars, houses, horses, fashion clothing etc.


2. Flying off to exotic places on holidays.
3. Working for a sinful organisation, or for sinful purposes

Christians following Paul do not

1. Teach the true faith


2. Perform spiritual healing except in the few cases where Satan decides
to heal people (see also - the chapter on Hinduism).

The Pauline form of the faith is exclusive (it implies that you have to like
singing in order to be saved from an eternity of torture) and directly prevents
people from finding the Truth. Therefore the good deeds that a modern
Christian does is often outweighed by the idolatrous pretense of Christianity
which actually causes death (idolatry is sin; sin causes suffering and death).
In fact, the pretense of Christianity is the biggest enemy to those trying to
follow the true faith (far more so than say Islam, which presents another
"alternative" to the Truth, but is far easier to identify as being false than what
goes on in a church).

Europe and America are non-Christian countries; I thought that I should


make that very clear – if you view Christianity to be what happens in a
church, then you are worshiping that which is not God. You might use the
word "Jesus" several times during a church service – this does not actually
mean that it is he whom you worship. Imagine that the word "Jesus" is
replaced with "Paul" - that is a reasonable description of what has happened.

True Christianity is very different. Here are some bullet points which you
can use as a simple checklist to see if you are following the true faith.

 You follow Jesus and his two commandments above all else, and you
understand them correctly. You strive to defeat evil and death. You
teach the true faith, teach against false religions like Islam, Buddhism
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would like to help end poverty.

 Love the Lord your God with all your strength, body, mind and
spirit
 Love your neighbour as yourself

 You understand the other teachings of Jesus and you keep in touch
with the Bible to make sure you understood them properly.

 For example "He died on the cross to save us from our sins, he
made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf." This is true, but unless
you think about it carefully you can come to the Pauline
conclusion that Jesus is an "idol of forgiveness", which would
mean that you are free to sin. Jesus died on the cross to show
that innocent people suffer and die because of the sins of the
guilty. They still do so today in their thousands – they are our sin
bearers.

 You don't go near a church, at least not in their present state. You
could change the style of worship such that it becomes a staging post
for organising people into useful service (for example, you could
change the building into a homeless/refugee shelter).

 You judge by true standards (this means that you imagine what Jesus
would do/say in a given situation, and then do it). You place little
importance on rules and traditions and are not frightened to break rules
in the scripture (eg. those of Paul or the Ten Commandments) in favour
of the commandments and teachings of Jesus.

 You must have faith (in other words you believe what Jesus said, and
you believe in him).

Note that God will resurrect you whether you have faith or not.

So what is faith for?

Faith is relevant for general life. Phrases like "take no thought for
yourself, what you will eat or clothe yourself with" imply that God will
provide, or step in on your behalf. Having faith also means that if you
ask for something that is right, and you believe it, you will get it. In my
opinion, faith is entirely for day to day living in this world, being
dependent on a God you can't see, but certainly communicates. Faith
does not mean having a vague belief in an afterlife (although it might
help you just before you die, or if you are required to give up your life as
Jesus was to teach many people the right path).

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Matthew 8:9-10
"I order this one 'Go!' and he goes; and I order that one 'Come!'
and he comes; and I order my slave, 'Do this!' and he does it."
When Jesus heard this, he was surprised and said to the people
following him, "I tell you I have never found anyone in Israel with
faith like this."

In saying this Jesus means that faith is needed to do what he says, in a


similar way to the officer who gave orders to his soldiers.

Faith does not mean to take unnecessary risks. One example is this: A
man at a zoo announced to everyone that he would prove the existence
of God by going into the lion cage like Daniel did. He did so, and the
lions ate him. Do not put the Lord your God to the test! The only reason
that the lions did not eat Daniel is because he was doing what God
wanted him to do – he did not go voluntarily into the lion's den.

A few words about belief:

What does Jesus say about belief? John 11:25 "Jesus said to her, 'I am
the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will live even
though they die; and all those who live and believe in me will never die.
Do you believe this?"

So all you need to be saved is to believe in Jesus? The people who


crucified Jesus believed in him, because he was there when they
crucified him. So belief in this sense must be more than a vague sense
of "yes I believe he was a real person." Those who believe must follow
him.

If you do these things, then you are following the true Christian faith!
Congratulations and welcome to the Kingdom of God!

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Meaning of the Crucifixion
This is a crucial teaching. Why did Jesus die on the cross? I do mention it in
other chapters, although it is so important that it really needs a chapter of its
own. Here is the summary:

Our sins have an effect here and now on those who Jesus came to
represent. Our sin bearers are people such as those starving in Africa. Jesus
uses his own death to show that sins cause death and suffering of others.

There is a big difference between what Paul, the apostles and the modern
day Church think about this and what Jesus intended by the following verses:

Matthew 20:28, Mark 10:45


"like the Son of Man, who did not come to be served, but to serve and
to give his life to redeem many people."

John 10:11
"I am the good shepherd, who is willing to die for the sheep."

What does Jesus mean in this next verse by his betrayal?

Matthew 26:24, Mark 14:21


The Son of Man will die as the Scriptures say he will, but how terrible
for that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would have been better for
that man if he had never been born!"

Clearly we don't want to betray Jesus. Betrayal is as simple as not following


his teaching. And what is his teaching?

1. The commandments (Love the Lord with all your heart, mind, strength
and spirit; Love your neighbour as yourself): Matthew 19:19, Matthew
22:37-39, Mark 12:30- 33, Luke 10:27.

2. Follow him: Matthew 16:24, Matthew 19:21, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23, Luke
18:22, John 12:26.

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3. Sell your possessions, give the money to the poor and follow him: Luke
14:33, Mark 10:21, Luke 18:22, Matthew 19:21 and Luke 12:33. Give to
the poor: Luke 11:41, Luke 14:13.

4. Faith: Did the disciples lack anything when Jesus sent them out? Luke
22:35. Don't worry about where your food or clothing is coming from.
Matthew 6:25-31, Luke 12:22-23.

Paul has quite a different theology. He defines a concept called "grace"


which implies that life through Jesus is a free gift that does not require
following him. Here's a definition of "grace": (1) God sent Jesus to die (2) His
sacrifice removes your sin. (3) It's a free gift; you don't have to do anything
about it except believe it happened, because he died on the cross and rose
from the dead; Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:21-26, Romans 5:6-11, Romans
6:5-10 and Romans 8:31-35, Ephesians 1:6-8.

So what happens if we don't follow Jesus?

John 8:21
Again Jesus said to them, "I will go away; you will look for me, but you
will die in your sins. You cannot go where I am going."

Not following Jesus means that we die. Conversely, following Jesus means
that we do not die:

John 8:51
I am telling you the truth: whoever obeys my teaching will never die.

This doesn't just mean that when we die, we are raised and then don't die
any more. It actually means that we don't die in the first place. However, for
those who have already died, it is possible for people who follow Jesus to
bring them back from the dead just like Jesus did for Lazarus.

Jesus was without sin, and he certainly followed his own teachings, so by his
own words he did not have to die. He chose to die. Why? In his teachings,
Jesus uses himself as a representative of the poor and outcasts to society.
For example, he says things like this:

Matthew 25:31-46
31
"When the Son of Man comes as King and all the angels with him, he
will sit on his royal throne, and the people of all the nations will be
gathered before him. Then he will divide them into two groups, just as a
shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the
righteous people on his right and the others on his left. 34 Then the King
will say to the people on his right, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my
Father! Come and possess the kingdom which has been prepared for
you ever since the creation of the world. 35 I was hungry and you fed
me, thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you received

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me in your homes, 36 naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you
took care of me, in prison and you visited me.’
37
"The righteous will then answer him, ‘When, Lord, did we ever see
you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? 38 When did
we ever see you a stranger and welcome you in our homes, or naked
and clothe you? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit
you?’ 40 The King will reply, ‘I tell you, whenever you did this for one of
the least important of these members of my family, you did it for me!’
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"Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Away from me, you that are
under God's curse! Away to the eternal fire which has been prepared
for the Devil and his angels! 42 I was hungry but you would not feed me,
thirsty but you would not give me a drink; 43 I was a stranger but you
would not welcome me in your homes, naked but you would not clothe
me; I was sick and in prison but you would not take care of me.’
44
"Then they will answer him, ‘When, Lord, did we ever see you hungry
or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and would not help
you?’ 45 The King will reply, ‘I tell you, whenever you refused to help
one of these least important ones, you refused to help me.’ 46 These,
then, will be sent off to eternal punishment, but the righteous will go to
eternal life."

So Jesus uses himself as a representative of the social groups listed here


(hungry people, sick people, thirsty people, imprisoned people etc.) and
continues to do so at his death.

Half of our world's population is in poverty. Many of them die from poverty
related causes. Their poverty can be attributed to a failure of the rich half of
the world to help them through following Jesus. In other words about half the
world bears the sins of the other half, and the sin-bearing half often dies as a
result. That is what the teaching really means (because Jesus died as a
result of the sins of the people around him) and that is why we should follow
Jesus – to help those in the world who are in extreme poverty.

We can help in a number of ways. Jesus advocates selling possessions and


giving the money to the poor. This is certainly one good way to follow Jesus.
Another way is to teach others to do the same, and to teach against anything
that goes against what Jesus says (for example, the teachings of Paul).

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The Meaning of Life
People often wonder what the purpose of life is. Why are we here?
Ecclesiastes is a book in the Old Testament. He was a king of Jerusalem,
and attempted to answer exactly this question, but no matter how hard he
tried, he couldn't figure it out. He tried everything – working, not working,
partying, relaxing, but nothing made him happy, and he found no purpose in
it. Eventually he came to the conclusion that life is useless, but since we're
here we might as well eat, drink and be merry.

Do you associate with Ecclesiastes? Do you just eat, drink and be merry
because you can't think of anything better to do? In fact there is a verse in his
book that suggests that people have been associating with Ecclesiastes for
the last 2000 years, which also bears a truncated mark of the beast (because
the beast has been hanging around for that long), Ecclesiastes verse 6:6:
"though he live a thousand years twice told, yet has he seen no good."

The two commandments of Jesus are:

1. Love the Lord your God – this includes rejecting idolatry and all forms
of ideological evil.

2. Love your neighbour as yourself – this includes self-sacrifice, service,


selflessness and teaching other people not to do evil.

The commandments of Jesus are directed towards defeating evil. Once evil
is defeated, then the consequences of evil (death) are also defeated. So by
extension:

The purpose of life is to defeat death.

Or to put it another way; the purpose of life is to live, but not just for ourselves
- for other people. Life in all its fullness can only be achieved in the ideal
Christian society where everyone follows Jesus.

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Rules are There to be Broken
We have all kinds of rules and regulations in the Bible, many of which are
outdated or seem to make little sense. Even some of the sacrosanct ones
become inconvenient at times (like when you're trying to help people).
Following Jesus can sometimes feels like we are being tested; how able are
we to serve others in the correct way, how selfless are we, how do we react
to testing by Satan and do we stick rigidly to rules or do we try our best to do
the right thing? The Old Testament Pharisees were condemned by Jesus
and John the Baptist for being wrapped in red tape (or as Jesus put it in
Matthew 23:24, "Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the
camel!"). Matthew 15:2 "Why is it that your disciples disobey the teaching
handed down by our ancestors?" This implies that we should be breaking the
rules handed down by our ancestors too.

I'm probably a leading rule breaker, so I'll summarise some of the things that
I do that the Bible says we shouldn't – and I'll tell you why I do them.

Firstly, Jesus said "Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least
commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the
Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called
great in the Kingdom of Heaven." (Matthew 5:19). At first glance, this
statement seems to suggest that breaking rules in the Old Testament is the
wrong thing to do because it will make you the "least". However, elsewhere
Jesus describes the greatest as being the least; perhaps this dichotomy
stems from the equality of the New Age, meaning that no one is "greater"
than anyone else. Jesus himself broke the rules by encouraging people to
judge by true standards and not by Old Testament laws. True standards
means that we should actively break any rule, law or social convention if our
actions will reduce suffering.

Jesus said, "Don't judge, so that you won't be judged. For with whatever
judgement you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you
measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your
brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye? Or how
will you tell your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye;' and
behold, the beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam
out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of
your brother's eye." (Matthew 7:1). I am guilty of making judgements about
people by indicating that Christians are not following the true faith. In doing
so, I will also bring the same judgement onto myself (through my previous life
as Mary Magdalene or through Simon Peter). However, I am doing this to
reduce suffering, so by true standards I am justified in doing this. If no one is
prepared to say anything then nothing gets done, and we would continue on
our Lemming-like paths of following people who throw themselves off the
metaphorical cliff; the log in the eye of a modern Christian is Pauline
theology. The law on judging is really an anti-pride law, because if you judge
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is not my motive.

The Ten Commandments are inhibitory, especially the Sabbath law. The
Jews took the Sabbath to mean "do nothing". Jesus himself broke this law.
Essentially if you're doing anything that is serving another then you can
easily justify working on a Sabbath day (otherwise you might find that you do
more real Christian work on every day except the Sabbath, which is
ridiculous. What if aid workers in Africa suddenly stopped doing anything on
Sunday, and five African children died of starvation in the meantime?). Jesus
also taught that the Commandment on respecting your parents can be
overridden by following Jesus if parents object to it. I subscribe to Jesus'
teaching here. I also sin just by virtue of living in modern society. For
example, if I turn on a light, then oil is burned in a power plant, which
contributes to war and suffering. I have to use money to buy food and other
things that I use to follow Jesus (eg. website hosting). This is not my fault, but
that of society. So really, it is the structure of society that needs to change,
and judging by true standards, that is a very good area for followers of Jesus
to concentrate their efforts.

I believe that "morality" and "moral values" are completely different from true
standards. I have no moral values; I do not regard sex to be sinful and I
believe that poverty should be tackled by any and all means necessary.
There is no rule or law that I would not break if true standards demanded it
for a given set of circumstances.

So when should you break a law written in the Bible in order to follow Jesus?
Remember what the two commandments of Jesus were –

1. Love the Lord your God with all your strength, body, mind and spirit
2. Love your neighbour as yourself.

These two laws override anything else. Your true judgements are your
responsibility and no one should judge you for making them.

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Tracing Sin to Death
Jesus said that the wages of sin is death, or at least implied it by saying that
his commandments give life. Can we trace where the sin goes and at what
point it causes death?

Consumerism

Consumer sin often follows the path of money. If you trace where the money
goes, then the sin seems to follow it. It is almost like a sin pipeline. Buy at this
end, death at the other. For example I will try to trace the sin of buying a 50p
plastic torch from a hardware store. It doesn't sound very sinful does it? That
is because you don't see the sin pipeline, only the product at the end.

The immediate sins are easy to identify. For example, you could have forgone
buying that torch and instead given the 50p to charity or to a poor person. This
would help to ease the suffering of people who are at the rough end of bearing
the punishment for the sins of others. The hardware store is set up such that
the cashiers are on the minimum wage (£8,000 a year), the shop manager
earns £35,000 per year, the CEO of the company earns £300,000 a year and
the shareholders just got a big dividend. So you are supporting massive
inequality. Additionally, the shop is very well lit and air conditioned and uses
up a lot of energy, which burns oil, gas and coal in power stations. This causes
a lot of pollution, as well as directly encouraging war through oil (see below).

17.5% of the money you spent on the torch goes on VAT (tax), which is
absorbed into the government funds. Government spending is shown in the
graph. The first thing to notice is that foreign aid isn't even listed. It is buried in
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social support – this is fine, many of these people would otherwise be very
poor in the current system. Health takes £96bn a year and serves to take
people away from God by providing an "alternative". Spiritual healing is better
and free, although I have yet to see it done. Defense takes £29bn, so
purchasing your torch helps to fund the war on terrorism (that is one way in
which the torch causes death). Public order (police) takes up £32bn. This
would be unnecessary in a Christian society. Education takes £73bn, which it
is largely directed towards making students suited to our capitalist society. The
emphasis is on maths, science and business. Religious education might
occupy 30 minutes a week or less, and certainly when I was learning it at
school, was completely ineffective. It was taught from an agnostic point of view
(there are six major religions, we won't bother to determine if any are correct,
here are their ceremonies, no mention of right and wrong). The government
spending policies are very far from the Ideal Christian Society. Jesus told us to
render unto Caesar those things which are Caesar's, but the taxation system
itself is an ideology opposed to following Jesus. A follower is generally out of
the taxation system anyway. With regards to government policy, the sin is at
the level of the voter as well as the government. People tend to vote selfishly
in their own interests. Voting for sin means that the government will carry it out
on behalf of the voter.

Back to the torch. Where did it come from? Well it had to be delivered to the
shop. That was in a long distance lorry from the distribution centre, which
burned up some diesel fuel. The torch was delivered to the distribution centre
from a sea port, because it had been delivered from China by a cargo vessel
(which also used up fuel to get it from China to England). The torch was
assembled in a factory in China which uses sweat shop workers. They are
paid fractionally more than average, but they work 12 hours a day. The worker
who assembled your torch has never seen a Bible because the Chinese
government is so oppressive. Even if he had, it is unlikely that he would have
the time to read it. He is starting to get osteoarthritis in his hands because of
the repetitive movements that he has to make in order to assemble all the
torches. Some parts of the torch are made in different factories (for example,
the light bulbs), and the parts are transported to the assembly plant. The
assembly plant moulds the plastic itself. It buys plastic sheets from another
factory, which uses oil to produce the plastic. China is growing quickly, and the
demand for oil is increasing hugely. The Chinese government has never been
influenced by Christian theology, and has low ethical standards. It buys its oil
from wherever there is oil to be bought. It sources a lot of oil from Iran, which
provides economic strength for a regime that is developing nuclear weapons.

So buying your 50p torch has fed a capitalist sin pipeline which inevitably
leads to suffering. Can you ever justify buying anything at all? Yes – if it is
necessary for following Jesus. You have to judge by true standards – will the
benefit of what you can do with the thing that you are buying outweigh the
inevitable suffering that will be derived from it? Note that the suffering caused
by one torch is very small, but a lot of torches builds up a lot of sin, and the
result is suffering and death.

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Clothing

Imagine that you walk into your local supermarket-owned clothes outlet and
buy a T-shirt for £2.99 which you thought was a very good buy. The label says
it is 75% cotton, 25% polyester and Made in Indonesia. Did you know that it is
a sin to wear clothes with mixed fibres? (Leviticus 19:19. It's safe to ignore this
commandment by true standards). There is no sin in wearing this T-shirt.
However, the money used to buy this T-shirt was used to transport it across
the globe from the sweat shop that made it. The farmer that grew the cotton is
dependent on an American pesticide company and he is in debt because he
has to purchase these pesticides. 200,000 farmers commit suicide each year
due to debts built up by pesticide companies (source: People Tree). Did you
commit a sin by buying this cheap T-shirt? If so what was the sin? Perhaps it
was greed, because you already had 10 T-shirts in the draw. But the fact is
that the T-shirt was so cheap that you hardly noticed any change go out of
your wallet. So whose is the sin? Did you notice the flashy advert on TV for the
store that you bought the T-shirt from? Did you know that the share price of
that company had just jumped 10 points? In general, you do not commit sin by
buying clothing, because it is an essential of life – there are better ways to buy
it (organic cotton shops) but for the poorest in society this would not be an
option, and certainly they would commit no sin by buying such a T-shirt if they
needed it. The sin is caused by the greed of the shareholders and company
managers who make the most money out of selling you that T-shirt. Their sin
of greed combined with the greed of those managing the pesticide companies
causes death through suicide of cotton farmers. You can do something about
this though – if possible, don't buy from these shops, buy from companies who
stock organically grown cotton or from charity shops.

Big brand products

Many foods are responsible for poverty and suffering. For example, half of the
world’s cocoa beans are sourced from the Ivory Coast in Africa, which uses
child slaves (source: BBC News 24). Put coke into the Google search engine,
the second page that comes up is www.killercoke.org. Put Nestle into the
Google search engine, the fourth on the list is a page on boycotting Nestle
because of their baby milk abuses. Both websites suggest things you can do.
Perhaps the best way to make sure your food is alright is to buy it from an
organic/fair-trade food shop (although fair-trade is far from being perfect). If
you do this, much less money goes to supporting big brands.

Cars

These are one of the worst ways to spend money. Think of all the sin
associated with cars. They burns oil, they cost a fortune to run, and the sins
that are associated with them result in death in road traffic accidents and in oil-
derived wars. They cause pollution. They were manufactured using many
different factories in different countries to build them, almost certainly using
sweat shop workers. They are like the 50p torch on a grand scale. In addition
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different cars, some more expensive than others. They are seen as a status
symbol and essential part of the "getting laid" process (see the chapter on
Relationships) because women are generally more attracted to men with cars
than men without. Cars act as a sin-multiplier, and almost everything
associated with them is wrong (insurance, excessive tax, pollution etc). And
what happens to them when they are disposed of? Where does all the toxic
lead from the car battery go? If you take everything into account, I wonder how
much death, on average, is caused by the purchase and daily use of one car
instead of giving that money to help the poor. Taking into account additional
consequences (like an asteroid in 2039, see "The Time of the End"), my guess
is a one-to-one ratio.

Consumer electronics

I am writing this document on a computer, and I use the Internet to publish


what I write. I can justify this by true standards. However, like cars, consumer
electronics depreciate in value very rapidly, so you need to be spending a lot
and constantly replacing them to keep up with the latest trends. Many
electronic products are made in sweat shops, particularly the printed circuit
boards.

Oil

Oil carries the mark of the beast. It is composed of carbon atoms which
contain 6 protons, 6 electrons and 6 neutrons (666). It is used to fuel the
economy of the industrialised nations. Oil is used for transport and plastic, and
is found in virtually every consumer product. Most oil reserves are
concentrated in the Middle Eastern countries. That means that the Western
industrial economies are essentially dependent on countries in an unstable
region of the world. As a consequence, the American and British Governments
fought a war and removed a regime in Iraq that could have threatened their oil
supply. Anything we buy that has plastic in it or any time we use electricity or
transport, we are contributing to the overall sin. Clearly there are basic needs
to be addressed (like cooking, lighting, clothing etc.) and we can't live without
these things, so we can justify using and buying certain things by true
standards. Some things we should perhaps think more carefully about. We
can always support action groups that campaign against the global economy,
pollution, oil companies etc.

So Jesus was right when he implied that the wages of sin is death. It may not
be immediately obvious where the sin is, but carefully looking down a sin
pipeline reveals what the sin is and where it causes suffering and death. We
live in a globalised world, and the effect of sin in one country can lead to death
on the other side of the planet.

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Joseph
The story of Joseph (Genesis chapters 37-50) is a complex scriptural
parable. There are themes that clearly link to Jesus and the disciples. Joseph
had eleven brothers and was a sheep farmer. Jesus uses "sheep" to refer to
his followers, and refers to himself as the good shepherd. Joseph told his
father how badly his brothers were treating the sheep. He also dreamed that
his brothers would eventually bow down to him.

Joseph represents Jesus and his brothers represent the disciples and people
in general. His brothers became jealous of Joseph and they sold him into
slavery in Egypt for silver. Jesus was also sold out for silver (both literally by
Judas and through the collection of money by priests). Egypt represents
modern day society; in Exodus, the Egyptians oppressed the Israelites much
like the West oppresses the poor. Since Jesus is resurrected into our modern
day society as Peter (see "Life After Death"), this fulfills the quote in Matthew
2:15: "I called my son out of Egypt".

Joseph worked as a slave for a man called Potiphar, but was falsely accused
of rape and sent to prison. While in prison, Joseph interpreted the dreams of
two men who used to work for the king of Egypt. One was a wine steward
and one was the chief baker (the bread and wine was the tradition set up by
Jesus in the Last Supper).

In the bakers dream, the baker had three baskets of bread which he was
taking to the king on his head. The birds were eating them and Joseph said
that in three days, his head would be cut off. This sounds like what happened
to Paul.

The wine steward told Joseph his dream in Genesis 40:9. He held the king's
cup and squeezed juice out of grapes from a grapevine with three branches
on it. He then gave the cup to the king. Joseph told the wine steward that his
dream meant that he would be restored to his former position in the king's
Palace in three days. This means that through the sacrifice and teachings of
Jesus and his resurrection after 3 days, humanity would be redeemed.

Both of these dreams appear to relate to the year 2007 (3 days represents
3000 years, but Jesus was resurrected at the start of the third day, 2007).
People are taught to follow Jesus, so he is restored to his rightful position,
whereas Paul's letters are proved to be false teaching.

The king of Egypt had dreams in Genesis 41. Seven thin cows ate seven fat
cows and seven thin ears of corn swallowed seven full ears of corn. Joseph
interpreted this to mean that there would be 7 years of plenty and 7 years of
famine. Each 7 year period refers to 2000 years (in accordance with Daniel –
see the letter on "The Time of the End"); they may refer to the same 2000
year period (0 to 2000AD) but from different perspectives. There has been a
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Church, but at the same time God has been putting spiritual food into
storage, being kept for the present time. In the past, people have stuck to the
Pauline form of the faith so rigidly, that for the last 2000 years all the spiritual
food has been to null effect.

Joseph was taken out of the prison and interpreted the king’s dreams. The
king put him in charge of Egypt to prepare for the famine. Similarly, the words
of Jesus should soon rule over our modern society and we are facing much
worse disasters than the Egyptians were. Joseph was 30 years old when he
started serving the king of Egypt, much like Jesus was 30 years old when he
started teaching (Genesis 41:45-46) suggesting that Jesus was working for
modern Western society.

Joseph’s brothers came to buy food from him, but he pretended that he didn’t
recognise them. He wanted to test them to see if they had changed and
repented from selling him into slavery. He put them in prison for three days
(perhaps referring to the length of time the disciples have been dead – see
"Life After Death") and demanded that the youngest brother be brought to
Egypt. The youngest brother was later sent away with a sack of corn
containing Joseph’s silver cup.

The silver cup may refer to Holy Communion, a ceremony performed by the
Church that continues the tradition set up by Jesus in the Last Supper. The
purpose of this ceremony is to show that the Church "takes the wine away
from Jesus" or rather from those that Jesus came to represent.

Mark 14:22-25: "And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and
brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took
the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all
drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament,
which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit
of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God."

Jesus uses the term "wine" to mean "true teaching". Those who Jesus came
to represent (the poor and outcasts) were drinking the wine of his teaching
while Jesus was alive, but they have not done so since then. The Church has
been responsible for this lack of true teaching, so it has taken the wine away
from Jesus. The results are poverty, starvation and war.

Joseph’s brothers (especially Judah) did show Joseph that they had
repented. Judah offered to become Joseph’s slave in the place of Benjamin,
the youngest brother who had become their father’s favourite son. Joseph
then revealed his identity to his brothers and the family was reunited.

In Genesis 47:13-25, the Egyptians spent all their money, then gave all their
livestock, then sold all their fields to the king of Egypt in return for food
because the famine was so severe. This reflects the fact that we must give
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spiritual food that we have received.

Finally in Genesis 50:19-20: But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid; I can't
put myself in the place of God. You plotted evil against me, but God turned it
into good, in order to preserve the lives of many people who are alive today
because of what happened."

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Esther
This book in the Old Testament describes how the king of Persia replaced his
Queen with another woman called Esther, who subsequently helped to save
her people the Jews from extermination. The book is a scriptural parable,
where the characters represent other people:

King Xerxes: Jesus/God


Jews: Followers of Jesus
Mordecai and Esther: Two followers of Jesus
Haman: St. Paul
Queen Vashti: Followers of Paul who should be following Jesus

King Xerxes represents God. In the third year of his reign, he threw a
banquet lasting seven days in his palace (1:5) – Jesus' ministry lasted 3
years and seven days could refer to the Genesis story. The banquet
represents the teaching of Jesus. The king was generous with the Royal wine
(1:8).

On the seventh day of his banquet, the king demanded that his Queen
appear before the court so that he could show off her beauty. However, the
Queen refused to appear. The Queen represents followers of Paul who
refuse to do what Jesus says. When she refused to come, the king decided
to replace her with a better woman.

Esther was one of many women who the king could choose from. She was a
Jew. In verse 2:16, Esther became Queen.

Esther had been brought up by a man called Mordecai, a Jew who worked in
the Royal palace. He refused to bow to the king's Prime Minister (Haman,
who represents St. Paul) because Haman belonged to a Nation who were
enemies of the Jews. Haman is also the fourth beast that Daniel saw.

Haman was very angry about Mordecai, and he plotted to kill not only
Mordecai, but all the Jews in the king's empire. Haman told the king that the
Jews "observe customs that are not like those of any other people. Moreover,
they do not obey the laws of the empire, so it is not in your best interests to
tolerate them." Followers of Jesus do not to obey the laws of the empire
(traditions, etc). Haman went on to promise that he would be able to put
10,000 talents of silver into the king's treasury (because they would charge
everyone a 10% temple tax for going to church). The king agreed with
Haman's proposal and ordered the eradication of the Jews. Haman’s
proposal reflects that Paul’s teachings are a primary cause of the time of the
end because they take people away from Jesus.

Haman built gallows to hang Mordecai on. However, Mordecai had previously
succeeded in overthrowing an assassination attempt of the king by two of his
Eunuchs, and was in the king's favour. When the king found out that Haman

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had plotted to kill Mordecai, Haman was hung on the gallows instead.

Esther requested that her people, the Jews (representing followers of Jesus)
not be killed because she had revealed Haman to be evil. This relates to the
chapter that proves that Paul's teachings are evil. However, the king had
already issued the order and put the Royal Seal on it; this refers to God
having already ordered the time of the end. Esther was allowed to write
whatever she wanted to the Jews and the Royal Seal was put on it
(representing the chapters in this book). 8:10 "Mordecai had the letters
written in the name of king Xerxes, and he stamped them with the Royal
Seal." The letters told the Jews to prepare to fight back against their
enemies.

8:17 "In every city and province, wherever the king's proclamation was read,
the Jews held a joyful holiday with feasting and happiness."

In chapter 9, the Jews fought and destroyed their enemies whenever anyone
tried to harm them. Finally in chapter 10, Mordecai was given the property
that belonged to Haman, and was given a position second only to that of the
king. This refers to the ultimate triumph of Jesus and the followers of the true
Christian faith.

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Ezekiel
Ezekiel is one of the four Major Prophets. His book starts in chapter one (and
continues in chapter 10) with a description of modern vehicles, described as
Ezekiel's "vision of God." Perhaps Simon Peter is a car driver. I also hold a
driving license.

10:10 "And as for their appearances, they


four had one likeness, as if a wheel had
been in the midst of a wheel." This is
sometimes translated as a wheel
intersecting them at right angles (GNB
version of the Bible). It is the axle, which
gives the wheels one likeness.

The creatures each have four wings with a


human hand under each wing. Cars have
two wings, one on each side. Since the
drivers are angels, they also have two
wings. The creatures have four wings
altogether.

1:10 "As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and
the face of a lion on the right side; and they four had the face of an ox on the
left side; they four also had the face of an eagle". Like the leopard in "The
Time of the End", these refer to two angels that can become one person as
described in "Cool Stuff". An angel leads two lives because of the process of
rebirth; two angels means four lives altogether so has four faces. In relation
to cars, the description of the faces is reminiscent of logos of expensive cars.

10:6 "And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed
with linen, saying Take fire from between the wheels". This is a reference to
the engine.

1:12 "And they went every one straight forward and


turned not when they went."

1:13 "As for the likeness of the living creatures, their


appearance was like burning coals of fire and like the
appearance of lamps."

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1:22 "And the likeness of the firmament upon the
heads of the living creature was as the colour of a
terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads
above". All the windows of the car are on the top
side of the car.

1:24 "And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings [it sounds like a
car door shutting], like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty,
the voice of speech, as the noise of an host; when they stood, they let down
their wings." [they open the door to get out of the car].

1:26 "And upon the likeness of the throne there sat a man upon it." This is
the driver in the driver's seat.

10:16 "when the creatures rose up into the air and moved, the wheels went
with them." This is an aeroplane.

Chapters 2 and 3 describe Ezekiel being called to be a prophet. Chapter 4


describes a siege on Jerusalem. Ezekiel is told in 4:4 that he will suffer for
390 days because of their guilt, one for each year of their punishment. A
quick calculation of 2006-390 gives 1616 (containing the mark of the beast)
implying that the last 390 years have been punishment (two World Wars and
a huge number of other bad things that have happened). Then in 4:6, he is
told to suffer for the guilt of Judah for a further forty days, one for each year
of their punishment. The 40 days represents the forty days of the flood of
Noah. As mentioned in "The Time of the End", this represents 31.3 years,
ending in 2039.

8:10 "So I went in and looked. The walls were


covered with drawings of snakes and other
unclean animals and of things that the Israelites
were worshipping." 8:12 "Mortal man, do you
see what the Israelite leaders are doing in
secret? They are all worshipping in a room full of
images. Their excuse is 'The Lord doesn't see
us! He has abandoned the country!'"

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20:24 "they had rejected my commandments,
broken my laws, profaned the Sabbath, and
worshipped the same idols that their ancestors
served." This is comparing church ministers and
church worship to Pharisees and Jewish Law.

12:22 "'Mortal man,' he said, 'why do the people of Israel repeat this proverb:
Time goes by, and predictions come to nothing? Now, tell them what I the
Sovereign Lord have to say about that. I will put an end to that proverb. It
won't be repeated in Israel any more. Tell them instead: the time has come,
and the predictions are coming true!"

Chapter 13 gives the reason and also the solution for this apathy – the
prophecies against false male and false female prophets, who (a) make up
things about end times prophecy and (b) teach people that everything is fine
when it isn't.

16:48-50 compares the present time with Sodom (a town which God
destroyed in Genesis). "As surely as I am the living God," the Sovereign Lord
says, "your sister Sodom and her villages never did the evil that you and your
villages have done. She and her daughters were proud because they had
plenty to eat and lived in peace and quiet, but they did not take care of the
poor and the underprivileged. They were proud and stubborn and did the
things that I hate, so I destroyed them, as you well know."

18:1-2 "The Lord spoke to me and said, 'What is this proverb people keep
repeating in the land of Israel? The parents ate the sour grapes, But the
children got the sour taste. As surely as I am the living God,' says the
Sovereign Lord, 'you will not repeat this proverb in Israel any more. The life
of every person belongs to me, the life of the parent as well as that of the
child. The person who sins is the one who will die."

As mentioned in other chapters, Egypt refers to the Western Nations,


because they oppressed the Israelites in Exodus:

29:11 "For forty years nothing will live there." The number forty suggests that
it means the same as the 40 days and 40 nights of the flood of Noah (see the
"The Time of the End").

29:12 "I will make the Egyptians refugees. They will flee to every country and
live among other peoples."

33:11 "I do not enjoy seeing sinners die. I would rather see them stop sinning
and live. Israel, stop the evil you are doing. Why do you want to die?"

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Chapter 34 denounces the shepherds of Israel (modern priests). He also
talks about the flock, for example 34:18-19 "Some of you are not satisfied
with eating the best grass; you even trample down what you don't eat! You
drink the clear water and muddy what you don't drink! My other sheep have
to eat the grass you trample down and drink the water you muddy." In other
words the actions of those in rich countries adversely affect those in poor
countries.

Chapter 37 describes "The Valley of Dry Bones" in which Ezekiel prophesies


to the dry bones and they come back to life. This chapter in Ezekiel is
referring to those following the Pauline form of the faith coming back to life by
following Jesus; it also represents the resurrection. 37:10: "There were
enough of them to form an army." This is the army that builds New
Jerusalem.

Chapters 40-48 describe the temple (or rather the city of New Jerusalem).
There is mention of Palm trees in several verses (as in Palm Sunday, the
return of Jesus to Jerusalem). Please refer to the chapters on City Planning.

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Twelve Tribes
Jacob had twelve sons in the book of Genesis. The family tree is as follows:

Leah and Rachel were sisters. Jacob had worked for their father for seven
years for each sister. Zilpah was Leah's slave and Bilhah was Rachel's slave.
Rachel was Jacob's favourite wife, and Joseph was his favourite son.

Each son represents a commandment. The two sons of Rachel represent the
two commandments of Jesus:

Love the Lord with all your strength body mind and spirit.
Love your neighbour as yourself.

The other ten sons represent the Ten Commandments:

Six Commandments are about relationships with other people (do not kill, do
not steal, do not commit adultery, do not covet and honour your parents).
These correspond to Leah's sons. The other four are to do with peoples'
relationships with God (worship only Him, do not idolise, keep the Sabbath
Holy and do not blaspheme). These are represented by the other four sons.

This relates to the idea that the teachings of Jesus supersede and replace
the Ten Commandments and teachings of Moses, because Joseph and
Benjamin (representing Jesus' commandments) were the children of his
favourite wife.

God was just as much involved in maps then as he is now; if you look at the
outline of the land of the tribes, you can see a head.

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The World
God has shaped the world to reflect the Word (even the two words sound the
same). You might argue that all the map features in this book are just there
by random. The chance of that is zero. If you want to find out, use a random
map generator (http://www.lysator.liu.se/~johol/fwmg/fwmg.html) and see if
you can generate any Biblically relevant shapes comparable to these. You
need to change the "random seed" number and "number of iterations" to get
different maps – you should make the size of the generated map large
enough to see detail (increase the "height of generated bitmap" to 300 or
more). I would be surprised if any map you generate creates much that
resembles anything, yet our own map reflects the Word, and it is perfect first
time round. It does make sense that God should design the world to reflect
his religion, and this is graphic evidence for it.

China the Dragon


China has a small contingent of people following
the Pauline form of the Christian faith, however, it
has never been a Christian nation and instead is
symbolised by a dragon, which also happens to
be the shape of its country. It is at the leading
edge of manufacturing and is a major economic
power despite the relative poverty of many of its
people.

Norway and Sweden: the Beast


You almost feel sorry for poor little Denmark (a little
lamb). The eye of this beast is in Sweden – it is the lake
that you can see on the map, and the huge mouth is
about to eat the little lamb. Denmark (or Danmark as
they call it) is a hybrid word of Dan(iel) and Mark
(Gospel), which is not to say that Denmark is any better
than anywhere else.

Bangladesh – a man in flames


The capital is Dhaka (sounding like Darker). The
population is extremely poor, and are sin bearers, but
they (and similar countries) need to be taught the true
faith (Bangladesh is an Islamic country).

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Galapagos Islands – a horse sent to inspect the Earth

In Zechariah, God sent horses to inspect the Earth. The head of this horse is
right on the equator, so it is looking for equality among people.

Gulf of Mexico – a dog

Matthew 15:27 - But she said, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs
which fall from their masters' table." The Gulf of Mexico borders North and
South America.

Russian/Alaskan Border – The Cold War

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the respective countries. This is reminiscent of the Cold War.

There are many more examples in the chapters on "Luke 21:21", "The Time
of the End", "Old Testament Minor Prophets", "The Twelve Tribes" and "Paul
the False Apostle".

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Old Testament Minor Prophets
The Minor Prophets are a group of twelve small books at the end of the Old
Testament. Despite being labelled "minor" what they say is very important.
Like the very long books written by the Major Prophets, all the books have a
bearing on what is currently happening. The Minor Prophets' books are listed
below and some of them are discussed in this chapter. Please read them for
yourself.

Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micha
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi

Haggai

This book starts of in chapter 1 by talking about the Temple. In 1:2, the Lord
says "These people say that it is not the right time to rebuild the temple", in
other words modern Christians think it is not the right time for the second
coming. 1:5 "Don't you see what is happening? You have sown much corn,
but have harvested very little. You have food to eat but not enough to make
you full. You have wine to drink, but not enough to get drunk on! You have
clothing, but not enough to keep you warm. And a worker cannot earn
enough to live on. Can't you see why this has happened? Now go up into the
hills, get timber, and rebuild the Temple; then I will be pleased and
worshipped as I should be." 'Go up into the hills' is a reference to the time of
the end – Jesus also says that people will have to rush to the mountains. See
the chapter about "Luke 21:21" to find out what that means. We have to
rebuild the Temple – that is go and fight a war on poverty which includes the
building of New Jerusalem. There is a lot of corn sown (lots of people going
to church) but a small harvest (because people follow Paul).

1:9 "You hoped for large harvests, but they turned out to be small. And when
you brought the harvest home, I blew it away. Why did I do that? Because my
temple lies in ruins while every one of you is working on your own house." -
Jesus' temple is New Jerusalem and the ideologies that this city supports.
Jesus' temple is left in ruins (it hasn't ever been built) while people in
Western countries rejoice and sing in churches. 1:10 "That is why there is no
rain and nothing can grow." - that is to say no true teachings. 2:6 "Before
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and their treasure will be brought here, and the Temple will be filled with
wealth. All the silver and gold of the world will be mine. The new Temple will
be more splendid than the old one, and there I will give my people prosperity
and peace." - all the wealth from the rich nations will be used to rebuild the
poor ones.

2:13 "Then Haggai asked, 'Suppose someone is defiled because he has


touched a dead body. If he then touches any of these foods, will that make
them defiled too?' The priests answered, 'Yes.' Then Haggai said, 'The Lord
says that the same thing applies to the people of this nation, and to
everything they produce; and so everything they offer on the altar is defiled.'"
In other words modern day ministers and Christians have "touched" the dead
body of Christ (or rather follow/teach Pauline theology), so the results of their
worship are ineffective. Most of the collection money goes towards ministerial
wages and the upkeep of buildings rather than to the poor.

Hosea

This book is about a prophet who has an unfaithful wife. The unfaithfulness is
compared with the idolatry of Israel. 4:1-3: 1 The Lord has an accusation to
bring against the people who live in this land. Listen, Israel, to what he says:
"There is no faithfulness or love in the land, and the people do not
acknowledge me as God. 2 They make promises and break them; they lie,
murder, steal, and commit adultery. Crimes increase, and there is one
murder after another. 3 And so the land will dry up, and everything that lives
on it will die. All the animals and birds, and even the fish, will die."

In 4:4, the Lord blames the idolatry on the priests. "My complaint is against
you priests. Night and day you blunder on, and the prophets do no better
than you. I am going to destroy Israel, your mother......You grow rich from the
sins of my people, and so you want them to sin more and more."

4:11 "Wine old and new is robbing people of their senses!" - in other words
people misrepresent both the Old and New Testaments. 5:1 "Listen you
priests! Pay attention people of Israel! Listen you that belong to the Royal
Family! You are supposed to judge with justice."

5:6 "They take their sheep and cattle to offer as sacrifices to the Lord, but it
does them no good. They cannot find him because he has left them." Giving
to the church collection on Sunday goes to pay the Minister's wage, the
upkeep of the church building, the insurance and the bills. This does not help
the poor.

5:8-15 talks about the start of a war (Armageddon). 5:8 "Into battle, men of
Benjamin!" - the tribe of Benjamin represents us. The Lord will pour out
punishment "like a flood". 5:15 "I will abandon my people until they have
suffered enough for their sins and come looking for me. Perhaps in their
suffering they will try to find me." 7:13 "I wanted to save them but their

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worship of me was false."

9:7 "The time for punishment has come, the time when people will get what
they deserve. When this happens, Israel will know it! 'This prophet', you say,
'is a fool. This inspired man is insane.' You people hate me so much because
your sin is so great."

Joel

The book of Joel describes a devastating drought and plagues of locusts.


Then the Lord calls for repentance and a calling together of a sacred meeting
for everyone on Mount Zion (2:15) – this represents us going to build Zion
(New Jerusalem). Then God restored fertility to the land, and in 2:23 he
"gives the right amount of autumn rain." 2:28-32 describe the events of the
Day of the Lord.

"Afterwards, I will pour my Spirit out on everyone: your sons and daughters
will proclaim my message; your old people will have dreams, and your young
people will see visions. At that time I will pour out my Spirit even on servants,
both men and women. I will give warnings of that day in the sky and on the
earth; there will be bloodshed, fire and clouds of smoke. The sun will be
darkened, and the moon will turn as red as blood before the great and terrible
day of the Lord comes. But all who ask the Lord for help will be saved. As the
Lord has said, 'Some in Jerusalem will escape; those whom I choose will
survive."

In chapter 3, the Lord describes how he will judge his people. He also says
we should "prepare for war" - Armageddon and a war against poverty.

Amos

This book was written at a time when religious worship was insincere; it is
particularly relevant for the present time. It was written two years before an
earthquake. 2:8 "In the temple of their God they drink wine which they have
taken from those who owe them money." This relates to the discussion about
Holy Communion in the letter about Joseph.

2:11 "I chose some of your sons to be prophets and some of your young men
to be Nazerites." Jesus came from Nazareth. 3:7 "The Sovereign Lord never
does anything without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets." 5:21
"The Lord says, 'I hate your religious festivals! I cannot stand them!'....'Stop
your noisy songs; I do not want to listen to your harps. Instead, let justice flow
like a stream, and righteousness like a river that never goes dry.'" 6:5 "You
like to compose songs like David did, and play them on harps. You drink wine
by the bowlful and use the finest perfumes, but you do not mourn over the
ruin of Israel."

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In chapter 7, God considers destroying his people three times, once by
locusts, once by fire and the third time by using a plumb line to show his
people how far out of line they are. He changed his mind the first two times,
but the third time he decided to go ahead. The result of the plumb line is this
book. In 8:7, there is an earthquake (time of the end) followed by the Lord's
judgments.

Jonah

Jonah is a prophet who was told to warn the city of Nineveh to repent or be
prepared to be destroyed by God. Instead, he ran away to Spain, so God
sent a storm to the ship he was using to escape. The storm was so bad that
the sailors had to throw Jonah off the boat (because they found out what he
had done). The storm calmed immediately, but Jonah got swallowed by a
whale and was inside it for three days until he got spat back out again. Then
he went to Nineveh and warned the inhabitants that God would destroy it in
forty days (which is also the length of the rain in the story of Noah). They
repented and God did not destroy it. This story gives hope to regions of the
world that do repent (they may be less affected by the plagues).

This is a complicated parable involving many concepts. Jonah sounds a lot


like "John" (the Baptist) who alludes to myself as described in "Life After
Death". Jonah was in the whale 3 days, which relates to me having taken "3
days" (~2000 years) to be resurrected – into a society whose identity is
defined by consumerism and capitalism, driven mostly by the USA (the whale
– see below). North America also has the picture of the Whore of Babylon
drawn onto it; the story of Jonah therefore suggests that Mary Magdalene
(my previous life) followed Paul ('ran away to Spain') instead of following
Jesus and teaching others to do the same ('warning Nineveh'). The links
between the Whore of Babylon, myself and the teachings of Paul are
described in the chapter on Elijah. Now we should teach others to follow
Jesus and fight the war on poverty, like we were meant to do in the first
place. You can see the whale that swallowed Jonah on a map:

The outline of the USA is shaped like a whale, with the Great Salt Lake as
the eye. The whale represents everything that has blotted out the true faith
(wealth, idolatry, etc).

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Nahum

You might be thinking from the story of Jonah that everything is okay
because Nineveh did not get destroyed. Unfortunately, Nineveh got
destroyed a bit later on in the book of Nahum. Nineveh was cruel, arrogant
and full of wealth. Nineveh was the capital city of Assyria (Israel's enemy).
The modern day people of Israel (people of Jesus) are mostly in Africa, and
their enemies (through ignorance and greed) – the people of Assyria – are
mostly in developed Western countries.

Habakkuk

This book starts with the prophet Habakkuk complaining against the Lord for
allowing the injustices that he sees. In particular, he refers to the Babylonians
in 1:15 "The Babylonians catch people with hooks, as though they were fish.
They drag them off in nets and shout for joy over their catch! They even
worship the nets and offer sacrifices to them, because their nets provide
them with the best of everything." As described in the chaoter about "Luke
21:21", Babylon (Baby London) represents the cities of the USA, especially
the East Coast. The catching of fish is a reference to a phrase used by Jesus
to mean converting people to Christianity. Unfortunately, they are not really
converted to "follow Jesus", and the nets that are worshipped are the church
traditions which bring them the best of everything (money). 1:17 "Are they
going to use their swords for ever and keep on destroying nations without
mercy?" This refers to US foreign policy.

Micah

The author's name sounds like Michael (the Archangel who fights Satan in
Revelation). Chapter 2 talks about the fate of those who oppress the poor.
2:5 "So then, when the time comes for the land to be given back to the Lord's
people, there will be no share for any of you. The people preach at me and
say, 'Don't preach at us. Don't preach about all that. God is not going to
disgrace us. Do you think the people of Israel are under a curse? Has the
Lord lost his patience? Would he really do such things? Doesn't he speak
kindly to those who do right?'"

Zephaniah

This book starts off with an ultimatum in 1:2 "The Lord said, 'I am going to
destroy everything on earth, all human beings and animals and birds and
fish. I will bring the downfall of the wicked. I will destroy the whole human
race and no survivors will be left. I, the Lord have spoken.'" 1:15 "It will be a
day of fury, a day of trouble and distress, a day of ruin and destruction, a day
of darkness and gloom, a black and cloudy day, a day filled with the sounds
of war trumpets and the battle cry of soldiers attacking fortified cities and high
towers." (eg. the Twin Towers). 1:18 "He will put an end – a sudden end – to
everyone who lives on earth." 3:4 "The prophets are irresponsible and

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treacherous; the priests defile what is sacred, and twist the law of God to
their own advantage."

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Numbers
Numbers is a collection of parables that relate directly to now. Chapter 5
describes an unusual ceremony for husbands who are suspicious that there
wives are having an affair. She is given some Holy Water (which has been
made bitter). If she is guilty of adultery, then she suffers pain. Otherwise she
is completely fine. This is a parable for the present time. The woman being
accused of adultery represents followers of Paul (see the chapter about
Elijah). Anyone guilty of adultery (or rather not worshipping God in the proper
way) will feel "pain" (guilt/despair/anger/regret etc.). Those who have been
worshipping in the correct way (aid workers etc.) will not feel the pain.

Chapter 6 describes rules for the Nazerites. Nazerites were people who were
especially dedicated to God. Jesus also came from Nazareth, and the words
sound very similar – that is to say that Christians are supposed to be
especially dedicated to God. They show their dedication by not having their
hair cut (heir to the throne of God – Jesus). That is to say that they follow
Jesus. In his last teaching, Jesus represents those who are innocent dying
because of the sins of the guilty; the consequences of sin is suffering and
death. By following Jesus, you are not guilty of putting him (or rather those
who he represents in his teachings) to death. Modern day sin bearers include
those who are dying of poverty.

Interestingly, the Nazerites are not supposed to drink any wine at all; this
perhaps indicates who the people of God are – those who are too poor to
afford the wine. This chapter verifies what Jesus says about family (eg.
Matthew 10:34-39) – you must prioritise his teaching over them: 6:6-7: "Their
hair is a sign of dedication to God, and so they must not defile themselves by
going near a corpse, not even that of their father, mother, brother or sister.
As long as they are Nazerites, they are consecrated to the Lord."

6:17-20 describes what happens when a Nazerite stops being a Nazerite (or
rather if they start going to church). It describes Holy Communion – this is
what must be done for the Nazerite if they complete their vows and stop
being a Nazerite (and follow the Pauline form of the faith instead). 6:19 "the
priest shall take it and put it, together with one thick loaf of bread and one
biscuit from the basket, into the hands of the Nazerite." 6:20 "After that the
Nazerite may drink wine."

Chapter 9 describes the Second Passover (the feast of the Kingdom of God).
Bear in mind what the Passover meal actually celebrated (when God killed all
first born Egyptian males; the last plague before the Israelites were allowed
to go free). Remember also who the Egyptians and Israelites represent in
modern terms. The Israelites are those who are oppressed (in poverty) and
the Egyptians are the oppressors (especially in the West).

14:18 "I, the Lord, am not easily angered, and I show great love and
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and grandchildren down to the third and fourth generations."

Chapter 16 describes a punishment for a group of Levites (priests). A small


number of them rebelled against the leadership of Moses. Moses is the one
who lead the Israelites to safety (and represents Jesus in modern day terms).
It is essentially a warning to modern day ministers – rebelling against Jesus
and following Paul instead will result in punishment like that described in
16:25-35, where they got eaten up by the Earth and went to the world of the
dead with their possessions.

18:1-2: "The Lord said to Aaron, 'You, your sons and the Levites must suffer
the consequences of any guilt connected with serving in the Tent of my
presence."

In chapter 20, the Israelites were in a desert with no water to drink. Moses
struck a rock and water came out. The rock may represent the island of La
Palma (see the chapter on "Luke 21:21").

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Leviticus
Leviticus is one of the few parts of the Bible that can be considered boring.
And it is deliberately so. It is the rule book for the Jews. I summarise those
rules here.

 Animal sacrifices must be burnt whole, they must have no defects and
must be arranged in a certain way, draining out the blood first.
 Grain offerings must be ground into flour and have olive oil and incense
added
 If the grain offering is turned into bread, then there's a special way to
cook it
 Fellowship offerings have to be treated in a slightly different way, and is
also dependent on the type of animal offered
 There are special rules regarding offerings for unintentional sins
 There are certain occasions when it is necessary to make offerings
during legal proceedings and they are listed.
 There are special offerings if you fail to pay your Temple tax on time.
 Then there are regulations on the role of the priests in these offering
ceremonies.
 There are special regulations for ordaining a priest
 There are special rules for priests
 There are certain animals that may not be eaten
 Women must be purified after childbirth
 There are pages of regulations regarding skin diseases (depending on
the type of skin disease)
 There are special laws regarding mildew on clothing and houses.
 There's a chapter on unclean bodily discharges
 There are laws regarding "the Most Holy Place" in the Temple and who
may enter it
 There's the scapegoat law (to transfer sins to the goat)
 There are laws on the sacredness of blood

Then there's a brief area of the book that actually make sense and agree with
the teachings of Jesus – Chapter 18:1 to 19:18. There is advice like "do not
take advantage of anyone". In 19:18 there is even the second commandment
of Jesus. "Love your neighbour as yourself". Unfortunately the next line is
"Do not cross-breed domestic animals." So the crucially important
commandment has got completely buried in endless pages of pointless laws.
Does that sound familiar to you?

The book continues with more laws:

 There are penalties for disobedience


 Specific religious festivals that must be observed
 Rules about the type of oil that goes into the temple lamps
 An example of "fair" punishment (24:10-16) – A foreigner visited the
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Moses and judged that he should be stoned to death. So much for
"thou shalt not kill". Then the "eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" law is
established.
 There are regulations on money and loans
 There are regulations on the release of slaves (which incorrectly implies
that slavery is okay.)
 Finally there are rules on special gifts to the Lord.

Clearly I have missed out a lot of the detail, although feel free to read the
book yourself. I will now draw a comparison with modern day church:

 The church should be a cross shaped building with a high altar (the
Most Holy Place) with a high place for the minister to stand on while he
delivers his sermons
 The church building should be decorated with lots of imagery,
particularly stained glass windows
 The church building will contain rows of uncomfortable wooden pews
 The church building will have a bell in a tower
 A church building is generally named after a Saint
 There will be two church services on a Sunday, one in the morning and
one in the evening
 The church service will take place as follows:

 The organ will play in the background as people enter


 The minister and assistants will enter and everyone will stand in
respect
 There is a hymn
 There are readings from the Bible
 There is a hymn
 There is a sermon from the minister
 The Nicene creed is read
 Everyone says "Peace be with you" to everyone else
 There is a hymn, during which Temple Tax is collected
 There is Holy Communion
 There is a hymn
 There is the final blessing
 There is tea and coffee afterwards

 There are special rules and regulations about carrying the Holy
Communion bread and wine
 There are special rules about the clothing of the minister and the
assistants
 Love your neighbour as yourself.
 There are special rules about ordination of ministers.
 There is a special hierarchy of ministers, with an Archbishop or Pope at
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 There laws regarding special ceremonies for example:

 A Christingle service requires that everyone be supplied with an


orange with a candle in it, with a red ribbon wrapped around it and
four cocktail sticks put into the orange with sweets on them
 Christmas requires the purchasing of presents for friends and
family, and also the sending of cards. There are special rules
about what must be eaten for Christmas dinner.
 Easter requires the purchase of Easter eggs for family members,
and Easter day is carefully calculated from moon cycles. It is
ironic that Easter eggs are produced from cocoa beans; half the
world’s cocoa beans come from the Ivory Coast which uses child
labour.

 Other special days include:

 All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day


 The Feast of the Annunciation
 Ascension Day
 Candlemas
 Corpus Christi
 Epiphany
 Holy Week
 Lent
 Mothering Sunday
 Pentecost
 Feast of the Assumption
 Feast of the Immaculate Conception

 A variety of denominations each have their own special regulations to


make themselves different from everyone else (in fact there are over
30,000 different Christian denominations and cults)
 Certain denominations chant certain things at certain times
 Monks have extra special rules to keep them busy, otherwise they
would have nothing to do all day.
 Catholics have invented the concept of purgatory and need to pray for
those who are in this imaginary place to encourage God to let them out

Did you notice the second commandment of Jesus tucked away in that list of
rules? Here is how it should really be:

1. Love the Lord with all your strength, body, mind and spirit
2. Love your neighbour as yourself

Do you see? There's a reason why the crucial part of Leviticus is verse 19:18
– the second commandment of Jesus. What happened in 1918? The First
World War ended. Wars like that are a consequence of burying the teachings
of Jesus into endless pointless rules.

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Elijah
The story of the prophet Elijah is in the first book of Kings. He is also referred
to at the end of Malachi (the very last words of the Old Testament).

"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and
dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall turn the heart of the children to their
fathers, lest I come and smite the Earth with a curse." Jesus refers to Elijah
as John the Baptist who alludes to myself as described in "Life After Death".

The story of Elijah starts in chapter 17 of the first book of Kings. He initially
says that no rain will fall on the land for two or three years until he says so.
The "rain" refers to true teaching about Jesus. Elijah was sent to a widow and
managed to last out on a bowl of flour and a drop of oil. While Elijah was
staying with the widow, her son became very ill and stopped breathing.

At the beginning of chapter 18, God promises to send rain. It is the same rain
in the prophecy of Noah which causes the flood. Then he gathered together
prophets of Baal and Asherah (false religions) and arranged for two bull
sacrifices to be prepared, which were not set on fire. The idea was that the
false prophets would pray to their gods for fire, and then Elijah would do the
same – the god who answered was the real one. So the prophets of Baal
were there all morning cutting themselves with daggers calling to their god,
but no fire was sent.

Elijah then built his altar and put the sacrifice on it, prayed to the Lord and fire
came down from Heaven and burned up the sacrifice (I believe this refers to
the predicted asteroid – see "The Time of the End"). The false prophets were
then seized and taken down to a river to be killed – this means that false
religions are destroyed. Elijah covered the sacrifice with water - a parable for
the water-based plagues.

Then Elijah was fleeing for his life from Jezebel and he had difficulty having
the strength to carry on for the next 40 days (the length of the rain in the story
of Noah); it is going to be difficult because God has set difficult tasks for us.
After the 40 day journey to Sinai, there was a wind, and earthquake and a
fire. These are the end-time events.

Jezebel refers Paul and his teachings:

1 Kings 18,13
Haven't you heard that when Jezebel was killing the prophets of the
Lord I hid a hundred of them in caves, in two groups of 50, and supplied
them with food and water?

Jezebel persecuted prophets of the Lord, representing Paul's influence


on the disciples.

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Revelation 2:20
But this is what I have against you: you tolerate that woman Jezebel,
who calls herself a messenger of God. By her teaching she misleads
my servants into practising sexual immorality and eating food that has
been offered to idols.

The "immorality" relates to the whore of Babylon drawn on America. It


refers to following the teachings of Paul. The Americans are particularly
devout followers of Paul, which is why the picture of the whore is
located there. The chapter "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?" describes
where Paul has come from. Given that I was Mary Magdalene in my
previous life, and that I perform a similar role to Paul in the distant
future, this is where the idea of "following a whore" ties in (because
Paul himself will have led a similar life to mine). This is why Jezebel,
whores, adultery and "immorality" (when referred to in parable form)
represent following the teachings of Paul.

Jezebel's husband Ahab also represents Paul. The name Ahab is


perhaps most famous in the story of Moby-Dick. Captain Ahab wanted
to kill the whale that had eaten his leg. The outline of the USA is in the
shape of a whale, and Americans are devout followers of Pauline
theology.

King Ahab is warned and condemned by three prophets. In 20:37 a prophet


condemns him for letting a man escape because he got busy with other
things. This may refer to Christians who have been too busy to keep a close
eye on Satan, and he "escaped". So then Ahab, realising his mistake tried to
buy his way into the vineyard which was owned by Naboth. Naboth refused
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Ahab was very depressed so Jezebel arranged for people to publically
accuse Naboth of blasphemy. Naboth was killed and Ahab took possession
of the vineyard by force. This sounds like the way Jesus was killed (after
being publically accused of blasphemy) and then Paul took over the
'vineyard' by influencing the disciples and established churches. It may also
refer to future attacks on New Jerusalem by people who want to buy their
way in. Elijah then warned Ahab "In the very place that the dogs licked up
Naboth's blood, they will lick up your blood." Ahab then humbled himself
before the Lord (at the end of chapter 21) so the Lord decided not to take it
out Ahab himself but his sons (a later generation).

In chapter 22, the prophet Micaiah warns Ahab. Micaiah sounds a lot like
Michael (an Archangel). Micaiah was the only prophet out of all the prophets
who would speak out and warn Ahab of the truth that a bad thing would
happen to him. In 22:19 Micaiah explains this: "The Lord asked, 'who will
deceive Ahab so that he will go and be killed at Ramoth? Some of the angels
said one thing and others said something else, until a spirit stepped forward,
approached the Lord and said, 'I will deceive him.' 'How?' the Lord asked.
The spirit replied, 'I will go and make all Ahab's prophets tell lies.' The Lord
said, 'You go and deceive him, you will succeed.'" Indeed, the spirit did
succeed (through the teachings of Paul) in making Christian ministers across
the world profess the Pauline form of the faith. So Satan (the spirit that
stepped forwards) succeeded in deceiving everyone.

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Buddhism
This document is intended to convert Buddhists to Christianity. Buddhists
follow the teachings of the Buddha, who believed that the quest for
enlightenment was the purpose of life.

Buddhism shares many concepts with Hinduism. One difference is a much


greater emphasis on reincarnation. Buddhists believe that people are
endlessly reincarnated until they reach such a state of enlightenment that
they are allowed to be destroyed. This immediately raises the theological
argument of what god would ever create a Universe in which to torture its
subjects endlessly then destroy them? It makes no sense. Another
theological argument against Buddhism is this. Buddhists require a huge
amount of time to reach their state of enlightenment. Thus, the poorest in
society are excluded because they would not be able to afford to spend their
whole lives effectively doing nothing but meditation.

The quest for enlightenment is effectively a retreat from society – it places


emphasis on yourself rather than on the needs of others, which is the
Christian focus.

The five precepts are the Buddhist ethical code:

1. Abstain from harming living beings.


2. Abstain from taking things not freely given.
3. Abstain from sexual misconduct.
4. Abstain from false speech.
5. Abstain from intoxicating drinks and drugs causing heedlessness.

Additionally there are a further five precepts for those following a monastic
life:

1. Abstain from taking untimely meals.


2. Abstain from dancing, music, singing and watching grotesque mime.
3. Abstain from the use of garlands, perfumes and personal adornment.
4. Abstain from the use of high seats.
5. Abstain from accepting gold or silver.

There are actually far more rules than this in the Vinaya (Buddhist monastical
rule book) – hundreds in fact. The main theological argument against these
precepts is this: What is the Buddhist response to the starvation and poverty
in Africa? To sit and mediate. Through false teaching, Buddhists actively
harm living beings (other humans) by causing others to suffer for their sins
(the concept of sin is absent from Buddhist teaching).

With regards to the Buddhist teaching itself, it takes a similar form to Aesop's
fables. Both are quite interesting (although frequently give incorrect advice).
Fortunately, Aesop's fables are not a formal religion, but the Buddha's are.

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I find Buddhist thinking to be very perverse. For example, "I have toothache"
is apparently a meaningless statement because "I", "have" and "toothache"
are not counted in the ultimate facts of existence (dharmas – note that the
word "harm" is buried in this Buddhist term). Try telling that to someone who
has toothache.

Buddhism shares a similar set of terms to Hinduism. God is everywhere and


leaves clues about false ideologies in language itself. See "Parables and
General Issues" for more examples.

"Deva" - Buddhist term for god, but sounds like "Devil".

"Satori" - pure awareness (sounds like Satan).

"Stupa" - Buddhist monument, sounds like stupor (drunk).

"Losar" - The fifteen day ceremony, which celebrates the Buddha’s life and
enlightenment. The word sounds a lot like "loser" (or failure).

"Chokhor" - A ceremony celebrating the first Buddhist sermon sounds like the
words "Joker" and "Choker".

"Dharma" - Buddhist teachings contain the word "harm".

"Sangha" - Buddhist community contains a word similar to "anger".

"Sinhalese" - The main ethnic group of Sri Lanka (a Buddhist Nation)


contains the word "Sin".

There are six samsaric realms in the Tibetan wheel of life – the number six
generally refers to Satan.

The ceremony of the Buddha's birth (Hana Matsuri) is mythological, and


involves a young white elephant (an English phrase for "complete waste of
time") with six tusks (six is a Satanic number) that descended into the womb
of Buddha's mother. A picture of a celebratory white elephant is shown
below. The infant Buddha stood up as soon as he was born and said "I am
the chief in the world, I am the best in the world. This is my last birth, I will not
be born again." This summarises the theological standpoint of Buddhism - "I
am the best." This is pride, which is in direct opposition to Christian teaching.

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I hope in this short chapter I have successfully persuaded you that Buddhism
is not the correct religion to follow. Please look at the Gospel messages to
find the Truth.

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Hinduism
This document is intended for the conversion of Hindus to Christianity. This is
a tough job because Hindus already have 33 million gods, so what difference
does one more make? An idol of Jesus ("Isha") is easily added to the vast
array of gods currently on offer. In fact, Hindus make a good argument – they
say that they cannot accept a God who would damn all their ancestors to
eternal Hell just because they had not heard of Jesus. They are right. God
will not burn anyone with eternal Hell-fire for not knowing about Jesus.
However, for those who do sin against others, they will spend eternity
knowing that they did it, and will spend that eternity with those who they
sinned against - the very same people who are responsible for building
Heaven. Additionally, Jesus says that every secret will be made known, so
the sins that people commit will not remain private.

Perhaps one could come to the conclusion that there is no point in following
Jesus if there is not the threat of Hell-fire to pay. However, where people do
not follow Jesus they are subject to being ruled by Satan and the forces of
evil. That is why India and Pakistan only narrowly escaped nuclear conflict –
being subject to Satan makes for an unpleasant existence, especially for
those bearing the suffering for the sins of others (sin still exists even if people
are not aware of it or do not believe in it). The Hindu perception of poverty
(discussed below) causes millions of people to suffer both physically and
psychologically in a society that treats them as outcasts. Raising awareness
of Jesus and what he did gives enormous benefit to the whole of humanity.

Hindus make another argument for rejecting Jesus. They claim that God
receives prayer however we conceive him, even if we just invent a god for
ourselves. Clearly God is everywhere and sees everything we do, but praying
to an idol is rejecting the true faith. The Hindu argument implies that the true
God would not bother to make himself known to his people, and just leave
them to make up their own laws and gods.

Hindus claim enlightenment, the ability to heal, the ability to communicate


with the dead and the ability to predict the future using astrology. This is the
evidence they use to support their religion. In this document I will argue from
a Christian perspective how these events actually happen, but not through
the power of God.

The Hindu sacred texts are known as the Vedas – historically, Hindu tradition
meant that the priests thought that they were so holy that only the top three
classes of Indian society were allowed access to them. The Hindu religion
was (and still is) exclusive, the exact opposite of Christian inclusivity.
Christianity does not advocate a hierarchical class system – in fact the
opposite is true (the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven is the one who
serves the most people – i.e. Jesus himself).

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The Hindu Caste system still affects modern day India. It is a system of social
class - in other words your opportunities in Indian society are dependent on
your family origin. Some Castes are outcasts or "untouchables" - in other
words the classification system creates a group of sin-bearers; exactly the
type of people that Jesus came to teach about. The inequality in India is
obvious; cities have shanty towns alongside modern high-tech buildings.

Here is a view of poverty from a Hindu sacred text.

Poverty is a state of sinfulness


From the Mahabharata, Santi Parva, Section VIII
Translated by Sri Kisari Mohan Ganguli

Arjun Said: It is seen that a poor man, even when he stands near, is
accused falsely. Poverty is a state of sinfulness. It behoveth thee not to
applaud poverty, therefore. The man that is fallen, grieves, as also he
that is poor. I do not see the difference between a fallen man and a
poor man. All kinds of meritorious acts flow from the possession of
great wealth like a mountain. From wealth spring all religious acts, all
pleasures, and heaven itself. Without wealth, a man cannot find the
very means of sustaining his life. The acts of a person who, possessed
of little intelligence, suffers himself to be divested of wealth, are all dried
up like shallow streams in the summer season. He that has wealth has
friends.

He that has wealth has kinsmen. He that has wealth is regarded as a


true man in the world. He that has wealth is regarded as a learned man.
If a person who has no wealth desires to achieve a particular purpose,
he meets with failure.

The underlined text blames the poor for their poverty. This may be one
reason why the suicide rate among indebted farmers is so high in India. The
Indian economy is growing at 9% a year, the second fastest in the world.
However, the prevailing view on poverty means that the Indian Government
repossesses land belonging to subsistence farmers to make way for new
businesses and industry. The increased wealth in India is at the expense of
the poor.

God leaves a lot of clues around creation about the incorrect nature of
ideologies other than Christianity (see "Parables and General Issues" for
some examples). Hinduism is no exception, and many Hindi words are filled
with Christian references.

"Sanatana Dharma" – this is the traditional Indian term for Hinduism, contains
the words "Satan" and "harm".

"Sindhu" - This is the original word for Hindu contains the word "Sin" which is
also a Christian term.

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"Deva Loka" - Sounds like Devil, and is the Hindu heaven where
exceptionally pure souls are claimed to go. "Deva" means "a god". "Deva
rishis" - Sounds like "devilish" and means "god-like seers".

"Divali" - Sounds like "Devilly" and is the Indian festival of lights.

"Sat" - as in "Satan" is the Hindu term for pure truth.

"Ashram" - A Hindu Temple, contains the word "ash" (relating to death).

"Shiva" - Shivering is something you do in response to a cold feeling of dread


in a horror movie. It is also the Hindu state of Supreme Consciousness (it is
actually possession by an evil spirit).

"Allahabad" - not actually anything to do with Hinduism, it is a city in India,


which has in its name "Allah is bad" (Allah is the Islamic god). Similarly the
capital city of Pakistan is Islamabad.

"Sadhu" - Hindu holy man. Contains the word Sad.

"Madhyama" - the Hindu term for hearing voices in your inner ear. Madhya
yogis may become so engrossed in enlightenment that it becomes difficult to
bring them back into the world. They may lose the ability to speak coherently.

"Ishvara" - Hindus believe in one Supreme Lord who speaks through the
Guru. The name of the Hindu Supreme Lord contains the Hindi word for
Jesus ("Isha"). Note I am not implying that Jesus speaks through Gurus.

God is everywhere, and He has influenced the Hindu tradition. For example,
the story of Noah is in the Hindu tradition – Manu was told that a flood would
come and destroy the planet. He was told to build a boat and put two of every
kind of creature into it and every kind of seed. Another Hindu story is that of
the "Demon Slayer" in which Durga battles with an assortment of evil
demons, and all the demons are killed. It is said that anyone who hears the
stories will be cleansed of their sins. Arguably, both stories relate to the
information in this book.

The Hindu religion is very liberal – in other words it is easy to follow. You
might argue that it is difficult to understand, but essentially it does not make
huge demands of you if you don't want to spend time doing it – it is
sufficiently vague on this point that it really makes little difference. Concepts
of Satan, sin and repentance are absent, and the emphasis is placed on
enlightenment and imagery. There are vague concepts of doing good (good
karma and bad karma) but the Christian religion is actually far more difficult
to follow, and has an absolute definite truth.

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Hindus suggest there are four purposes to life:

1. Dharma: fulfilling your purpose


2. Artha: Prospering
3. Kama: Having fun
4. Moksha: Getting to know God

The Christian purpose of life is to follow the commandments of Jesus, ie.

1. Love the Lord your God with all your strength, mind, body and spirit.
2. Love your neighbour as yourself.

The second commandment (loving your neighbour as yourself – or more


specifically as Jesus loved you) is not part of Hindu teaching. "Prospering" is
a self-motivated purpose, i.e. it revolves around oneself rather than another
person or around God. The quest for enlightenment is also a selfish pursuit.
The need for selflessness is what makes the Christian religion difficult to
follow.

Hinduism has an ethical code:

Ahimsa: Do not harm anyone.


Satya: Do not lie.
Asteya: Do not steal.
Brahmacharya: Do not overindulge.
Aparigraha: Do not be greedy.
Saucha: Cleanse yourself.
Santosha: Be content.
Tapas: Discipline yourself.
Svadhyaya: Study.
Isvara Pranidhanan: Surrender to God.

In addition, Hindus are encouraged to respect their parents (a need to repay


debts).

Hinduism traditionally involved the sacrifice of animals. This has now


changed although sacrifice of herbs, grains etc into fire is still practiced.
"Sacrifice" in Christian terms means using your time or resources to help
someone in need – so it is practical and useful.

Vedics (Hindu teachers) are known for their ability to cure disease (similarly
Chinese acupuncture is known for its therapeutic benefit). How do you think
this works? It is certainly not Jesus driving any disease out. Satan can decide
to withdraw evil spirits if it is to his overall advantage. If he sees people
practicing incorrect religions, he is perfectly capable of encouraging them by
providing such an incentive.

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Hindus invite their dead relatives to special events, and may even feed them.
Those who communicate with the dead are in fact communicating with Satan
who is pretending to be the dead person. This is how Satan gives the false
impression that the dead walk the Earth in ghost-form. Satan is also
responsible for ghost stories. If there is any false teaching that Satan can
encourage, he will do it.

Vedics use astrology to predict the future. They use a horoscope (Horror
Scope). Possession by an evil spirit can sometimes allow people to predict
the future. This is how false prophets arise and spawn new false religions –
Muhammad is a classic example of demonic possession leading to the
formation of a new religion, and the Islamic theology is cleverly written to
advocate killing.

There are many other superstitious beliefs in Hinduism that have been
encouraged by Satan. Satan is an evil spirit who can give the appearance of
an angel of God. He can pretend to be whatever people want in order to
discourage people from following Jesus. In the case of Hinduism, a highly
evolved enlightenment-based religion has been encouraged to hide an
undercurrent of stigmatism against the poor, causing widespread poverty and
suffering among the Indian people.

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The Koran
This is a description of the teachings of the Koran from a Christian
perspective. Some of the things written here will be difficult for a Muslim to
accept. This is understandable, as many Islamic children are taught to
memorise the text from an early age. Note that the Koran is quite different
from the Islamic religion in the same way that the Gospel is different from
Church worship. We are fortunate that the majority of Islamic people choose
not to do what the Koran says.

I would like to start from Jesus. He is mentioned all over the Koran (indeed
much of the Koran is given over to re-hashing the Old and New Testaments).
The reason for this will become clear shortly. The Koran states very clearly
several times that Jesus is not the Son of God. It says there is no Trinity, but
there is just one God. This is false – there is both one God and a Trinity
(although it is actually more complicated than that).

The Old and New Testaments were written before the Koran. Muhammad
received his revelation in 610AD (exactly 616 years after the birth of Christ)
and declared himself to be a prophet of Allah in 616AD. Please also examine
Chapter 61 (Solid Lines) verse 6 of the Koran:

"Jesus son of Mary said, "Children of Israel, I am sent to you by God,


confirming the Torah that came before me and bringing good news of a
messenger to follow me whose name will be Ahmed".

That is verse 61.6, and it is a lie – Jesus never said this. In fact he warned
against the coming of false teachers and prophets. I emphasize the number
616 here because Revelation 13:18 states that the number of the beast is
616 or 666, depending on the version of the text. Followers of Islam might
argue that the Koran insists that Satan is our sworn enemy. In fact this line is
in nearly every chapter to make it look like the Koran is not written by Satan.

Satan is responsible for writing the Koran. He has done this to provide
another alternative to following Jesus. For example, the Koran insists that
Jesus was not really the Son of God. Instead he is referred to as the Son of
Mary. No mention is made of his teachings, even though the Koran lays claim
to him and most of the other major Biblical characters. Women 4.76: "Fight
the allies of Satan: Satan's strategies are truly weak." Satan's strategies are
dangerous and extremely convincing. They can only be identified using the
words of Jesus.

The Koran continually refers back to the stories of Moses and Abraham. It
does this to gain credibility. Satan has done this deliberately to make the text
seem to come from God when it hasn't. It also repeats in many chapters text
to the effect of "Muhammad is not mad". I quote from the introduction to the
Oxford English edition of the Koran translated by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem:

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"When he experienced the 'state of revelation', those around him were able
to observe his visible, audible and sensory reactions. His face would become
flushed and he would fall silent and appear as if his thoughts were far away,
his body would become limp as if he were asleep, a humming sound would
be heard around him, and sweat would appear on his face, even on winter
days". "The prophet's adversaries explained them as being magic or as a
sign of his 'being possessed'." They were right. Muhammad produced no
miracles, gave few teachings about right and wrong (unlike Jesus) and his
prophecy was limited to "There will be a day of Judgement and there will be
an Earthquake". The reason that this is in there is because it is also in the
New Testament – Satan is trying to ensure that even at the time of the end,
people following Islam still do not repent and follow Jesus.

The Koran does contain some good advice, although it's very hard to come
by and buried in a lot of text. There are no real parables or stories that aid
understanding. Satan has put some good advice into the Koran to make sure
that people accept the religion. His principal aim is to take people away from
Jesus. His secondary aim is to sanctify things that appeal to people who want
to do evil, for example:

The Cow (2.191): "Kill them wherever you encounter them, and drive them
out from where they drove you out, for persecution is more serious than
killing". This is hypocrisy – the Koran itself persecutes Jesus and his
followers, a man that the Koran itself insists was a messenger of God. "If
they do fight you, kill them – this is what disbelievers deserve". "Fight them
until there is no more persecution." "Violation of sanctity [calls for] fair
retribution." I'm curious to know who would want to spend an eternity with a
god like this. The Christian religion shows love to everyone, even those who
persecute followers of Jesus. Many early followers of Jesus were killed by
their persecutors. They did not sacrifice themselves to cause death, which is
what the Koran teaches people to do. Women 4.88-91 "Seize and kill them
wherever you encounter them." This statement is repeated and followed
quickly by "God is most forgiving and merciful" to create links in people's
minds between the two, trying to convince people that killing is okay
providing it is in a good cause.

Most of the "kill people" commandments are at the front of the book (although
there are some in chapter 9 – entitled Repentance). This is because most
people read from beginning to end, so the impact of these statements are
lost by the time someone has finished reading it, so people come away with
the impression, "Oh, its not that bad really." Satan is extremely clever and is
familiar with psychological tricks. It continuously does something called
"spiking the ammunition of your enemies" in which it accuses people who
criticize Muhammad as being wrong or stupid or 'doing what people did to
Moses.' Repentance (9.62) "An agonizing torment awaits those who insult
God's messenger." - And many Islamic states really do make sure that this is
enforced. Contrast this with what Jesus says (Matthew 12:32) "Anyone who
says something against the Son of Man can be forgiven."

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Following Jesus is a difficult thing to do. It means that we must love our
neighbour as ourselves and love the Lord with all our mind, soul, body and
strength. The Islamic religion is much easier to follow – "God is very merciful
and forgiving" is a phrase repeated many times, often with reference to "kill
people who persecute you" and similar such commandments. God forgives
those who follow his commandments – and they came from Jesus not
Muhammad. God never commanded anyone to kill even in self defense.
Jihad is not from God. Those who want to sacrifice their lives should do it for
a good cause (Jesus) rather than an evil one (Jihad).

The Cow (2.216) "Fighting is ordained for you, though you dislike it". No it
isn't. The Family of Imran (3.140) "...choose martyrs from among you – God
does not like evildoers" - this and statements like it are very dangerous
because they put 'kill people' close to 'God likes that' or 'God hates evil', thus
sanctifying murder. The Cow (2.217): "Persecution is worse than killing" - all
this does is prevent people from making sensible comments about the
Islamic religion because they are too frightened of the death penalty from
harsh Islamic Governments. That is Satan's intention for the Islamic people.
"An eye for an eye" is maintained (The Feast 5.45), some foods (pig) are not
allowed to be eaten, and animal sacrifice is still advocated in some cases.
The teachings of Jesus dispensed with all of these because they are
unnecessary. Muhammad barely mentions, or omits to mention sins like
stealing, killing etc. The nature of sin is mostly absent from his teaching. The
phrases are there, but they are buried in partial accounts of Old Testament
Bible stories and threats of Hell if you don't believe in the Islamic religion.

Women (4.34) "If you fear high-handedness from your wives...then hit them."
The Koran advocates violence against women.

The Old and New Testaments were both written in Hebrew and were given to
the same group of people, so that it was obvious that the New Testament
fulfilled the Old. The Koran was written in Arabic, given to a different people
and no real contact was made between the "Children of Israel" and the
followers of Muhammad. Thus in no way does the Koran fulfill the Bible or act
as a third testament. Had the Koran been written in Hebrew given to a Jew or
Christian, the Islamic religion would have been identified for what it was more
easily.

The Cow (2.268) "Satan threatens you with the prospect of poverty." The
Christian ethic is to live in a self-sacrificing way. This phrase in the Koran is
designed to encourage people to think of the Truth as being wrong.

The Koran uses Biblical references to earn credibility, for example:

The Cow (2.136): "We believe in God and what was sent down to us and
what was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, and
what was given to Moses, Jesus and the prophets." The Koran claims that it
accepts the Gospel message, yet anyone who accepts this message would

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not be following the Islamic religion. The Koran gives an explanation for itself
in The Feast (5.13) - "The Children of Israel....broke their pledge, so We
distanced them [from us] and hardened their hearts." The teachings of Jesus
did not suddenly become invalid by the coming of Muhammad.

The Koran attacks the Christian religion and makes errors or omissions
from Biblical stories as follows:

The Cow (2.135): The Koran makes numerous references to Abraham and
Ishmael. A really important story (that is omitted) is Abraham being prepared
to sacrifice his only son Isaac, which parallels God being prepared to
sacrifice Jesus.

The family of Imran (chapter 3) says that the angels were arguing about who
should have sex with Mary to give rise to Jesus:

The Family of Imran (3.42) "The angles said to Mary 'Mary, God has chosen
you and made you pure: He has truly chosen you above all women. Mary, be
devout to your Lord, prostrate yourself in worship, bow down with those who
pray. This is an account of those things beyond your knowledge that we
reveal to you [Muhammad]: you were not present among them when they
cast lots to see which of them should take charge of Mary, you were not
present when they argued [about her]."

The angels did not argue or cast lots to see which of them should father
Jesus. Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit (God). Thus it is true to say
that he is the Son of God, contrary to what the Koran says.

The Family of Imran (3.71) "People of the book, why do you mix truth with
falsehood?" The Koran itself does this. Satan has put in false statements that
are in his interests to do so. They are buried in partial accounts of Biblical
stories, but the key parts are often missing. Thus the Koran is the bare bones
of Biblical stories with false statements mixed in. However, I'm sure that
Satan (being capable of this) makes regular appearances and gives lots of
signs to followers of the Islamic religion, making sure that the Islamic religion
is maintained. He has no authority to answer prayers or heal people.

The Family of Imran (3.84) "We believe in what has been given to Moses,
Jesus and the prophets from their Lord." Yet in the next verse, it says "If
anyone seeks a religion other than [Islam] complete devotion to God, it will
not be accepted from him." In verse 86, it says that the Islamic people have
been shown "clear proof" of the validity of the Islamic religion. There is no
such proof. The Islamic people are bullied into believing a false religion by
dictatorial governments and strict traditions.

Women (4.157): "They said, 'We have killed the Messiah Jesus, son of Mary,
the Messenger of God.' (They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him,
though it was made to appear like that to them)." Jesus was crucified and

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killed but later resurrected.

Women (4.171): "The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, was nothing more than a
messenger of God, His word, directed to Mary, a spirit from Him. So believe
in God and his messengers and do not speak of a 'Trinity' – stop [this], that is
better for you – God is only one God, He is far above having a Son." The
Koran says "Who could do more wrong than someone who invents lies about
God?" (Hud 11.18), this is exactly what the Koran does itself.

The Feast (5.17): "Those who say 'God is the Messiah, the son of Mary' are
defying the truth." This lie is repeated in 5.72.

The Feast (5.51): "You who believe, do not take the Jews and Christians as
allies, they are allies only to each other." Jews killed Jesus and many of his
disciples. Christians want Jews to accept the Messiah. Jews want a Messiah
just for the Jewish people. Anti-Semitism (such as that in the Second World
War) also proves that Christians and Jews are not traditional allies.

The Heights (chapter 7) messes up Genesis, and invents a new character


"Iblis". The Moses story is brought up in this chapter and in several
subsequent chapters – an attempt to gain credibility. The accurate versions
of the Old Testament stories are in the Old Testament, and are only told
once. They are not repeated at length in the Gospels because there is too
much new information. The opposite is true of the Koran.

Repentance (9.20) "those who believe, who migrated and strove hard in
God's way with their possessions and their persons are of much higher rank."
This suggests that collecting possessions is a good thing. This is the exact
opposite of the teachings of Jesus. Jesus teaches people to sell their
possessions and give the money to the poor.

Mary (19.88) "The disbelievers say "The Lord of Mercy has offspring. How
terrible is this thing you assert: it almost causes the heavens to be torn apart,
the earth to split asunder, the mountains to crumble to pieces, that they
attribute offspring to the Lord of Mercy." This is the most graphical denial that
Jesus is the Son of God - and despite the assertion that the Koran accepts
the Gospel message.

The Pilgrimage (22.17) "As for the believers, those who follow the Jewish
religion, the Sabians, the Christians, the Magians, and the idolaters, God will
judge between them on the Day of Resurrection". This implies that followers
of Jesus are along the same lines as idolaters.

The Spider (29.12) "Those who disbelieve say to the believers 'Follow our
path and we shall bear [the consequences for] your sins', yet they will not do
so, they are liars." This is a misleading statement. Those who follow Jesus
are not really asking to bear the sins of others; teaching people to follow
Jesus means that they can participate in an ideal human society. However,

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Jesus’ sacrificial death was to teach about the consequence of sin. Jesus is
representing many other sin bearers (eg. 2.5 billion people living on less than
$2 a day). The Koran gives no clear message about forgiveness of sins, only
that "God is very merciful and forgiving."

Ornaments of Gold (43.57) "When the son of Mary is cited as an example,


your people [prophet] laugh and jeer, saying, 'Are our gods better or him?'
they cite him only to challenge you: they are a contentious people – but he is
only a servant We favoured and made an example for the Children of Israel"
followed quickly by "do not let Satan hinder you, he is your sworn enemy.
When Jesus came with clear signs..." This places Jesus in close proximity to
Satan – trying to link the two in people's minds.

And finally

Verse 61.6: "Jesus son of Mary said, "Children of Israel, I am sent to you by
God, confirming the Torah that came before me and bringing good news of a
messenger to follow me whose name will be Ahmed". The Gospel says the
exact opposite of this and warns against the coming of false teachers and
false prophets.

The Koran is a Satanic response to the Gospel message which should be


obvious to anyone familiar with the teachings of Jesus, including followers of
Paul. Perhaps the overt nature of these evil teachings has helped maintain
people's belief in Paul because they are under the false impression that
Satan will advertise his presence. By contrast to the Koran, Pauline theology
is an extremely subtle Satanic intervention that stops people from following
the teachings of Jesus.

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About the Author

Alasdair Laurie

This book is an analysis of Bible text and general issues using the words of
Jesus and interpretation of parables.

The book was created following my conversion to Christianity and


subsequent development of a charity for homeless people. The idea was that
churches could supply homeless people with Gospels to sell to the public and
keep half the money. The other half could be used to buy useful things for
homeless people (like tents) and to buy more Gospels. In this way many
people could be converted to Christianity and homeless people could be
supplied with many useful things.

After trying hard to get churches interested, the project failed. This book grew
out of a leaflet that I was hoping to distribute with the Gospels, a way to try to
convert people to what I saw to be true Christianity. It contained a small
amount of proof in favour of following Jesus. I continued to follow and this is
the result.

I have had a strong sense of the "time of the end" ever since I started to
follow Jesus. I have been able to prove that it is indeed the time of the end,
and also the reasons for it. I hope this information will prove very valuable
and I believe that it contains the essence of what Jesus said when he
declared that he had defeated the world!

Some personal information about me: I was born on 22/02/1982, and the ‘2’s
have significance relating to the second coming. I’m told through parables
that I have previously lived as Mary Magdalene, so I have already died and
been reborn. However, I have no memories of it whatsoever.

Isaiah 65:15 "I will give a new name to those who obey me."

Revelation 2:17 ""To those who win the victory I will give some of the
hidden manna. I will also give each of them a white stone on which is
written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it."
The 'hidden manna' refers to parables such as those interpreted in this
book.

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Since I have lived previously as Mary who may have been a prostitute, I am
not being hypocritical in advocating the relationship structure proposed in the
book. In addition, it means that I am the "first begotten from the
dead" (Revelation 1:5).

Before following Jesus, my job was to do research into simulated biology.


This may be a parable for what Jesus has done; Jesus (our Creator) has set
up an environment that uses simulated biology and/or virtual reality. This
means that anything is possible for those who have faith.

So why has it been arranged for Mary to do what I am now doing? The most
likely explanation is that she could have supported the teachings of Paul or
have been influenced by existing Jewish tradition. She is being given the
opportunity to fix a problem that she was partially responsible for. Evidence
for this is in Revelation 21:8, "the second death" which is described as a lake
burning with fire and sulphur which represents the final plague. She has
already died once, so dying again would be a second death. There is a
sense in which she has been "sent to Hell", a society in which people do not
follow Jesus. Further evidence comes from the story of Jonah (see the
chapter about the Old Testament Minor Prophets).

It is possible that Mary could be the anonymous author of the Gospel of John
and the three letters of John. The name "John" is used to describe my role
through the activities of John the Baptist. The Gospel of John is the weakest
of the four Gospels. It describes many parables, miracles and activities of
Jesus but has little teaching about how we should live and follow him. If Mary
wrote the three letters of John, these could be the three denials of Jesus - not
committed by Peter himself but by his soul-mate.

Mary may have been arranged to do what I am now doing simply because I
am willing to do it. The chapter about Elijah shows how the Whore of Babylon
relates to Mary Magdalene. The name "Prince Charles" (Prince Charles
Island) written onto the forehead of the Whore of Babylon has significance.
Revelation 17:5 says that this name has a hidden meaning. It feels like I have
"inherited" this role, much like Prince Charles is supposed to inherit the
throne of England.

The parable of the return of the evil spirit (Luke 11:24-26) probably refers
only to me. It describes an evil spirit coming out of a person (ie. me starting
to follow Jesus), but then it returns with seven worse spirits (the plagues of
the end times), the number driven out of Mary Magdalene by Jesus (Luke
8:2).

My role is very similar to that of John the Baptist. Simon Peter (see the
chapter "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?") is also resurrected. I do know who
she is, but I would prefer to tell her before telling anyone else. This is in
agreement with the ends of the Gospels; Jesus is said to have appeared first
to Mary Magdalene.

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This book relates to the "first pains of childbirth" (Mark 24:8) - I’m fulfilling
what the Bible says in Matthew 1:20-25:

While he was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him
in a dream and said, "Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to
take Mary to be your wife. For it is by the Holy Spirit that she has
conceived. She will have a son, and you will name him Jesus —
because he will save his people from their sins." Now all this happened
in order to make what the Lord had said through the prophet come true,
"A virgin will become pregnant and have a son, and he will be called
Immanuel" (which means, "God is with us"). So when Joseph woke up,
he married Mary, as the angel of the Lord had told him to do. But he
had no sexual relations with her before she gave birth to her son. And
Joseph named him Jesus.

So a virgin called Mary (ie. me) has conceived a child by the Holy Spirit, who
is Jesus - referring to the spiritual "birth" of Simon Peter in the modern era.
The predicted date for the events in the chapter "Luke 21:21" is exactly nine
months after I first contacted Peter to tell her about this book.

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