Summary and Introduction.................................................................................................... 1 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................................................................................................ 24 Number of the Beast: Solomon/Wisdom (666)................................................................... 55 The First Beast: Solomon/Wisdom..................................................................................... 60 The Second Beast: Shaul (Saul).........................................................................................78 The Third Beast: Michael (Archangel)................................................................................ 97 The Fourth Beast: Haman (A Parable About Paul)........................................................... 116 The 3000th Name: Paul..................................................................................................... 136 The 666th Place in the Bible: Syria................................................................................... 148 Parables and General Issues............................................................................................169 Solving Poverty God's Way Poverty.............................................................................................................................. 216 The Ideal Christian Society............................................................................................... 220 True Christian Political Party.............................................................................................223 Issues for the New Age City Planning: New Jerusalem.......................................................................................... 225 Residence Block Floor Plan.............................................................................................. 232 City Planning (2)............................................................................................................... 233 Life After Death................................................................................................................. 236 Relationships.................................................................................................................... 240 Cool Stuff.......................................................................................................................... 246 Adam and Eve.................................................................................................................. 249 Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?............................................................................................ 250 Biblical Issues How God and Satan Communicate.................................................................................. 259 True Christianity................................................................................................................ 264 Meaning of the Crucifixion................................................................................................ 269 The Meaning of Life.......................................................................................................... 272 Rules are There to be Broken........................................................................................... 273 Tracing Sin to Death......................................................................................................... 275

Scriptural Parables and Supporting Evidence Joseph.............................................................................................................................. 279 Esther............................................................................................................................... 281 Ezekiel.............................................................................................................................. 283 Twelve Tribes................................................................................................................... 287 The World......................................................................................................................... 289 Old Testament Minor Prophets......................................................................................... 292 Numbers........................................................................................................................... 297 Leviticus............................................................................................................................ 299 Elijah................................................................................................................................. 302 Other Religions Buddhism.......................................................................................................................... 305 Hinduism........................................................................................................................... 307 The Koran......................................................................................................................... 312 General Issues About the Author............................................................................................................... 318 Appendix Appendix: Gospel of Thomas............................................................................................321

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 Two thousand 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 third 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 the East Coast of 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 consumerdriven 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. Further evidence comes from Jeremiah 51:25, which talks about a destroying and burnt mountain (volcano). Week 51 and day 25 indicate Christmas Day if the first week of the year is week zero (U.S. Standard). 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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Full moon

Whore of Babylon

Scarlet Beast

Red moonlight (Joel 2:31)

(Revelation 17:3) La Palma Mountain into sea

Tsunami

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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 3:2126, 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. 1 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. 13. 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 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.
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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. 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. E.g. 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.

Full moon

Whore of Babylon

Scarlet Beast

Red moonlight (Joel 2:31)

(Revelation 17:3) La Palma Mountain into sea

Tsunami

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. What identifies North America as Babylon? 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. 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.
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The punishment of Babylon is prophesied throughout the Bible. For example, Jeremiah 25:12-14: "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. Verse 18:21 says, "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 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?
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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, to know 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; 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. Further evidence comes from Jeremiah 51:25, which talks about a destroying and burnt mountain (volcano). Week 51 and day 25 indicate Christmas Day if the first week of the year is week zero (U.S. Standard). 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
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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: "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) could represent the city of New Jerusalem which we are encouraged to build. There is another scriptural parable in Exodus 20:18. The ten 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 forty days and nights on both occasions when he received the ten commandments (Exodus 24:12-18 and 34:28). This reflects the time period of the flooding of Noah (see the chapter on "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 chapter shows the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. How the signs of Matthew will be fulfilled A timetable for the time of the end An examination of the book of Daniel 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, five 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). 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). The powers in space shall be driven from their courses. In other words [4] the asteroid will change its course, back towards Earth. This will mean that all four signs of Jesus have been fulfilled. The asteroid comes twice, representing the first and second comings. There are twelve years between the first and the second coming of the asteroid, reflecting the twelve 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. 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.
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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 three days. I believe the future is very much dependent on what we do. Why use natural disasters and parables to communicate something that could just as easily be written in ten mile high neon letters in the sky? God places importance on free will, which would be removed by an invasive presence. The only way that we can experience God is through our natural environment. That is why parables are important, and why disasters can be used as effective communication.

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Timeline

7 weeks 616 years 70 weeks of desolation 610-1666: 1006 furlongs (Rev 14:20) 1010 years (1290 days of Daniel) 62 weeks (1666-2006) 1045 years (1335 days of Daniel)

~6BC, Jesus born ~27AD, Jesus crucified ~66, Book of Revelation written 604, St. Paul's Cathedral built 610, Muhammad's revelation

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1666, Fire of London: St. Paul's Cathedral destroyed

2004, 1400th anniversary of St. Paul's 2027, first coming of asteroid, 2000 years since the crucifixion 2039, second coming of asteroid and the time of the end

The numbers come out of the book of Daniel (except for 1006 furlongs which is from the book of Revelation). The numbers of the beast are both 666 and 616. "No one knows, however, when that day and hour will come – neither the angels in heaven nor the Son; the Father alone knows." (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 fourth 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 ten ones for 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 (i.e. 666+666) and the time during which we receive the results of not following Jesus. 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. Seven weeks (Daniel 9:25) between the Messiah and the command to rebuild (new) Jerusalem 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 forty days and forty nights of the floods of Noah equate 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 was written about 600 years before Jesus, after the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel was one of the Major Prophets, and his visions refer to the time of the end. The book starts by naming three Jews who 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 about "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."

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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. 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. In verse 4:33, the king became like a bird (representing an angel). 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." This text can be interpreted in straightforward English (for many more examples see "Parables and General Issues" and the letters about the other religions). It probably says "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 subsequent chapters. 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 about "Cool Stuff"). The process of rebirth means that you have led two lives (two heads). If two angels
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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 (for example, Pauline theology, which is Satanic). 4. The fourth beast was terrifying and broke everything into pieces and stamped on the residue with its feet (7:19). 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. Verse 7:25 of the KJV translation says that the fourth beast had power until the dividing of time (the onset of the New Age). 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 the chapter about "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. The four horns that point in different directions are also discussed in Zechariah: Zechariah 1:18-20 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. And the Lord shewed me four carpenters.

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Jesus was a carpenter. The implication of these verses is that each Gospel presents a different version of Jesus (particularly the Gospel of John) which makes it more difficult for people to agree on how to follow Jesus. 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, wealthy followers of the Pauline faith are in the north (Europe, America and 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. 11:3-4: "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 about "Life After Death" that my role parallels that of John the Baptist. The book of Revelation describes the events of the time of the end 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 are 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.
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Chapter 2 has already happened. 2:2: "Thou hast tried them who say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars." These are Paul and his followers. 2:4-5: "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." The "spewing out of his mouth" probably 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".

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

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The seas form a picture of a horse's head. 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 where 42 months represents 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 he distributed a book that tasted sweet in the mouth but bitter in the stomach. This 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
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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 be additional effects that 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. 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,
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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 letters. 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 The angel appeared again and said, "Look! Something else is coming!" 6 "What is it?" I asked. He replied, "It is a basket, and it stands for the sin of the whole land." 7 The basket had a lid made of lead. As I watched, the lid was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman! 8 The angel said, "This woman represents wickedness." Then he pushed her down into the basket and put the lid back down. 9 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. 10 I asked the angel, "Where are they taking it?" 11 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."
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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 (Psalms 87:4, Psalms 89:10, Isaiah 51:9). Egypt represents those who oppress the people who Jesus came to teach about (the 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 17:9-10 "The seven heads are the seven mountains on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space." There are seven continents in the world (Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America). There are seven kings, one for each continent. Five are fallen (all except Africa, which has a
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picture of a fish drawn onto it as shown in the chapter about "City Planning") and one is yet to come. This is Antarctica, the coldest continent (the opposite to the high temperatures of Hell), representing Heaven where everyone follows Jesus. As described above, Antarctica looks like an angel blowing a trumpet. In chapter 21, there is 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 first book of Samuel, Saul persecutes David and tries to kill him. David was born in Bethlehem like Jesus. Paul was a Benjaminite like the Old Testament Saul (Philippians 3:5). 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). 8. St Paul's cathedral burned down in 1666, which includes "666" – Paul's teachings use conventional wisdom rather than spiritual guidance from Jesus.
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9. He is represented by the second and fourth 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. The evidence for these claims can be found in subsequent chapters. 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, 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." 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." 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):

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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 a separate 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 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 apostles' letters contain interpretations that do not appear to have meaning or relevance, for example James 2:25 and James 5:17.
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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 first 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: 1 Timothy 5:17 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. 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 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.
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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 21 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.
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Romans 6:5-10 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, 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
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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. (e.g. 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. Jesus does forgive sins (or rather he encourages us to forgive each other because our sins have no effect on Jesus himself), but he doesn't use forgiveness to imply that people don't need to follow him. Jesus says: Matthew 7:21-23 21 "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 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. 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. 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.
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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 prophecy about the time of the end, 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 (e.g. 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, for example, 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. Prophecy about the time of the end (his letters are self-fulfilling prophecy). Paul's main focus on Christ is 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 [his] mind to forget everything except Jesus Christ and especially his death on the cross" and 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
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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 (i.e. a different way of saying the Ten Commandments). His phrases and keywords are misleading because they are not explained, e.g. 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 (i.e. priests, who depend on Paul for their wage). 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
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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 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: 1:1-7 1:8-15 1:16-17 1:18-23 1:24-32 2:1-16 Hello I'd like to come to Rome I accept the Gospel The ungodly are scheduled for punishment God has given foolish people to Satan Don't judge people

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2:17-29 3:1-19 3:21-31 4:1-25 5:1-11 5:12-21 6:1-14 6:15-23 7:1-6 7:7-25 8:1-17 8:18-30 8:31-39 9:1-29 9:30-10:4 10:5-21 11:1-12 11:13-32 11:33-36 12:1-21 13:1-7 13:8-14 14:1-12 14:13-23 15:1-6 15:7-13 15:14-21 15:22-33 16:1:23 16:25-27

Jews are hypocritical No one's perfect Free in Christ Jesus (vs. 24) but "we uphold the Law" (vs. 31) Abraham as an example of someone with faith (this implies that we can have faith without even having heard the teachings of Jesus) We are put right with God through Christ Adam committed the original sin, Jesus took it away We are put right with God through Christ; don't sin Don't sin; the wages of sin is death Free from the Law, like a woman whose husband died Sin rhetoric (without actually saying what sin is) The Spirit The future glory Nothing can separate us from the love of God God does what he wants The Gentiles are condemned because their devotion is not based on true knowledge (who wrote that letter to them about food restrictions in Acts 15?) Salvation is for all Jewish rejection of Christianity Jewish and Gentile acceptance of Christianity Admits that he has no real understanding of God and implies that it is not possible to understand (he implies that it is okay for everyone to be confused and not understand anything properly) Be a nice person Obey your authorities The second commandment of Jesus is the Ten Commandments in compact form Don't judge people A discussion about food Help your fellow Christians Be accepting I go to all kinds of places to teach I'd like to come to Rome Hello to everyone Thanks and praise to God

Many parts of this are irrelevant to us and can be ignored, namely his greetings and planned trips (about three 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.

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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 are barely mentioned. 2. The words of Jesus are not quoted (occasionally they are misquoted, e.g. Romans 12:20 says that the purpose of serving your enemies is to make them burn with shame). 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 on the road to Damascus came from Satan along with the "voices" he hears and the "tongues" that he speaks). Paul wrote thirteen 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 about 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 (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
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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 28 "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:
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Romans 7:18-20 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.

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 we really can do what he says without worrying about where our food, clothing etc. are coming from. Romans 3:1-4 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
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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 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.
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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? 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.
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Romans 13:1-6 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 –
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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 is everything we have; 100% of our productivity – Love the Lord with all your 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 one third 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 five 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
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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 work in third 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. Here are some estimated figures for 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 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 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 annotated it so that the things that are incorrect or against Jesus are in bold, things of no relevance are underlined, and in normal text 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.

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1:1-9 1:10-17 1:18-31 2:1-15 2:16 3:1-23 4:1-13 4:14-21 5:1-13 6:1-11 6:12-20 7:1-16 7:17-24 7:25-40 8:1-13 9:1-27 10:1-32 11:1-16 11:17-34 12:1-11 12:12-31 13:1-13 14:1-25 14:26-39 15:1-58 16:1-4 16:5-12 16:16-24

Hello I hear that the church is divided Some people don't believe us when we talk about Christ We don't speak for ourselves, but through the Spirit God is very mysterious Don't be divided, be a part of the body of Christ Its a hard life Timothy is coming to see you and I'd like to see you soon I hear there is immorality in the church Don't use the legal system with fellow Christians Avoid immorality Marriage should be avoided, but if you must then it's not sin Don't try to change your life just because God called you Remaining unmarried is best I think Food restrictions Paul defends his ministry Don't use idols The importance of head covering The Lord's Supper The gifts of the Holy Spirit The body of Christ Paul's definition of love (the emotion) Paul talks about strange tongues (demonic possession) and gifts of the spirit Paul describes how tongues should be interpreted/listened to Resurrection Financial rules for the church I'll come and see you soon 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. 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.

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Here are some verses that stand 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. 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? 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. 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. 2 Corinthians As in the previous analysis, the things that are irrelevant are underlined and the things that are wrong are in bold. 1:1-11 1:12-2:4 2:5-2:11 2:12-13 2:14-17 3:1-18 4:1-15 4:16-18 5:1-10 5:11-21 6:1-13 6:14-18 7:1-16 8:1-15 8:16-24 9:1-15 10:1-17 11:1-15 11:16-33 Hello and thanksgiving to God Paul's plans Forgiveness Paul's plans Spreading knowledge of Christ The Law gives death but the Spirit gives life Rhetoric about the life/death of Jesus being within our mortal bodies Fixing attention on spiritual awareness The afterlife Rhetoric about life in Christ Look at everything that we have suffered! Have nothing to do with unbelievers Joy and sadness Christian giving Paul's plans Help other Christians Defends his ministry Paul condemns "false apostles" (implying that he is not one himself) Paul's suffering as an apostle
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Paul's visions Paul assures the Corinthians he is acting in their best interests. 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 substitutes them 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 to this very day their minds are covered with the same veil as they read the 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)
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"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 one we preached; and you accept a spirit and a gospel completely different 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 about Solomon). 13:3: "You will have all the proof you want that Christ speaks through me." Galatians 1:1-5 1:6-10 1:11-24 2:1-11 2:11-14 2:15-3:14 3:15-20 3:21-4:7 4:8-20 Paul sets himself out as a special apostle Paul condemns those who preach differently to himself Paul describes how he became an apostle Paul's plans Paul makes a big deal of rebuking Peter without good cause, his motivation being to put himself above Peter and dominate the group of disciples. Faith and Jewish Law More on the Law The Law and Jesus Paul assures the Galatians that he is deeply concerned about them
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4:21-31 5:1-14 5:16-26 6:1-10 6:11-18

Being with Jesus is like being the children of a free woman Christ gives freedom [and Paul takes it away] The Spirit versus Human Nature Bear one another's burdens 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 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." 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.

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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. The teachings of Jesus aren't there to be restrictive – they're actually there to give freedom. See the chapters that describe 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. Ephesians 1:1-14 1:15-23 2:1-10 2:11-22 3:1-13 3:14-21 4:1-16 4:17-32 5:1-20 5:21-33 6:1-4 6:5-9 6:10-20 6:21-23 Thanksgiving to God Paul prays that the reader will see the light Life in Christ Coming to the Father through Jesus God's purpose The love of Christ Paul talks about the unity of the body of Christ A new life in Christ Live in the light; sing hymns and psalms! He says this just after saying not to idolise. Singing was not among the teachings or commandments of Jesus. Wives, submit to your husbands! Do what your parents tell you Slaves, obey your masters (implying that slavery is ok) Build up your armour to keep safe from the Evil One 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
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to us in such large measure! Jesus does forgive sins (by encouraging 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 earn an honest living for themselves and to be able to help the poor. 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 Here is a summary of the letter to the Philippians: 1:1-11 1:12-30 2:1-11 2:12-18 2:19-30 Paul prays for his readers Paul is glad that the Gospel is preached even when he is in prison Be humble like Christ Don't complain, but shine instead Paul talks about two of his followers
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3:1-11 3:12-21 4:1-9 4:10-23 4:21-23

Don't obey the ceremonies of the Law Paul and his prize Fill your minds with good Paul thanks the Philippians for their gifts 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 imitate and 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 teachings of Paul serve to replace the teachings of Jesus, paralleling what Delilah did to Sampson: 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." The story of Sampson and Delilah is 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". 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 – i.e. 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 (i.e. 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 is the Church. 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.
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As mentioned above, Delilah 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 1:15-23 1:24-2:19 2:20-3:4 3:5-17 3:18-25 4:1-18 Hello and thanksgiving to God God created the Universe; he brought the Universe back to himself through Christ. Don't be deceived by false arguments Don't follow pointless rules Advice Relationship advice (wives, submit to your husbands; slaves, obey your human masters; children, obey your parents). 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 bold goes against what Jesus says. 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 2:1-16 Gives encouragement to the Thessalonians Waffle about his work in Thessalonica
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2:17-3:13 4:1-12 4:13-18 5:1-11 5:12-28

Paul wishes to return to see them again Don't be immoral Prophecy about the time of the end Be ready for the Lord's coming Be joyful, greetings and goodbye

4:17: "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 5:18-19: "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 2:1-12 2:13-17 3:1-15 3:16-18 Talks about judgement when the Lord comes Describes the Wicked One who comes with false miracles Hold onto the truth Don't be lazy Goodbye

In the following paragraph, Paul talks about the "Wicked One" and it is an accurate description of what Paul actually did. However, many Christians may choose to believe that Paul is referring to my activities; that is Satan's purpose with these verses. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 "Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to be with him: I beg you, my brothers and sisters, not to 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
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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." Like the Wicked One he describes, Paul performed false miracles. For example, 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 (Acts 19:12). 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. 1 Timothy 1:1-1:11 1:12-20 2:1-15 3:1-7 3:8-13 3:14-16 4:1-5 4:6-16 5:1-25 6:1-21 Warnings against false teaching Sin and forgiveness Church worship, e.g. women must remain silent. Church leaders Church helpers The great secret Warnings against false teaching Be a good servant of Jesus Looking after widows and responsibilities to believers Warnings against false teaching and instructions to avoid the 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 number of people, and was in fact within the power of Satan himself. Phrases 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.
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This short letter contains three warnings against false teaching alongside detailed descriptions about how the Church should work – this is a psychological technique that makes a description of church worship seem like valid teaching. 2 Timothy 1:1-1:18 2:1-13 2:14-26 3:1-9 3:10-4:8 4:9-22 Hello, and don't be ashamed of me or abandon me like the people in Asia Be a loyal soldier of Christ and work hard Be a good person Paul describes the outward form of the faith that he himself establishes Instructions and warnings from Paul Final words and goodbye

1:8: "nor be ashamed of me, a prisoner for Christs sake." 1:15: "you know that everyone in the province of Asia, including Phygelus and Hermogenes has deserted me." – with good reason. In Acts 16:6, 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. 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. Many of the things that Paul suffered were not from people. If he were doing the right thing he would not have been shipwrecked three times and would not have spent 24 hours in the water (2 Corinthians 11:25). In other words, God was not arranging the Universe to help Paul. By contrast, Jesus was able to tell a storm to be quiet and was able to walk across water. 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
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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 1:5-16 2:1-15 3:1-11 3:12-15 Hello; I was chosen... Church leaders How men, women and slaves should behave How to be a Christian (a la Paul, without mentioning the commandments) 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 1:4-14 2:1-4 2:5-18 3:1-6 3:7-19 4:1-13 4:14-5:10 5:11-6:12 6:13-20 7:1-14 7:15-28 God spoke through Jesus The Son and the angels Hold onto truth Jesus purifies people from their sins Jesus and Moses Stay with God Resting Jesus and High Priests Don't abandon your faith God's promise to Abraham A discussion on the 10% tithe (the author doesn't condemn it; in fact he admires Abraham for giving 10% implying that this is a good amount to give to the priests). Compares Jesus to a priest called Melchizedek.
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8:1-13 9:1-22 9:23-28 10:1-18 10:19-39 11:1-40 12:1-11 12:12-29 13:1-19 13:20-25

Jesus, the high priest (Jesus was a servant, not anything like the high priests): in saying this the author is implying that "high priests" imitate Jesus. More about high priests/Jesus; no further need for animal sacrifice Christ takes away sins No more animal sacrifices Stay close to God Faith Punishment from God Instructions and warnings How to please God Goodbye

13:17: "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 about "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. He is also the 3000th name in the Bible. Elijah 1 Kings 22:19-22 describe a spirit that steps forward to deceive people. The spirit was Satan, and he works through Paul. Please take a look at the chapter about Elijah for more details. Saul and David – First Book of Samuel This is a brief account of the story of Saul and David as I understand it. There are several parallels between this story and the interaction between Pauline theology and the teachings of Jesus. David and Jesus were both from Bethlehem. Saul and Paul were both Benjaminites. Saul persecuted David much like Paul teaches falsely about Jesus. Paul was originally called Saul and Jesus was called the Son of David by several people.

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Saul was called to be king of Israel, against the advice of the Old Testament god through Samuel. In 1 Samuel 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 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 led to the saying "Has even Saul become a prophet?" (1 Samuel 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 fourth 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 the chapter about "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 anoints David as king. David 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. 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 – he describes himself as a stone in verses like Mark 12:10). Saul persecuted David and his men. David's men were outcasts to society (1 Samuel 22:2), much like the people who Jesus came to teach about. Saul was eventually killed in battle, and David assumed the Royal Throne.
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Eli falls over backwards and breaks his neck

City of St. Paul

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. The letters of Peter defend Paul's letters 1. 2 Peter 3:16 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. 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 results are palaces built for God while 2.5 billion people remain in poverty.

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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 given in the next chapter). This confirms the quote "Here is wisdom" in Revelation 13:18 because Solomon was famed for being very wise. 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, i.e. 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 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.
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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: 1:8-9: "Pay attention to what your father and mother tell you, my son. Their teaching will improve your character as a handsome turban or a necklace improves your appearance." 3:16: "Wisdom offers you long life, as well as wealth and honour." 12:9: "It is better to be an ordinary person working for a living than to play the role of someone great but go hungry." 21:20: "Wise people live in wealth and luxury, but stupid people spend their money as fast as they get it." 24:4: "Where there is knowledge, the rooms are furnished with valuable, beautiful things." 14:1: "Homes are made by the wisdom of women but are destroyed by foolishness." 14:20: "No one likes the poor, not even their neighbours, but the rich have many friends." Matthew 19:21: "Jesus said to him, 'If you want to be perfect, go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; then come and follow me.'" Luke 14:33: "'In the same way,' concluded Jesus, 'none of you can be my disciple unless you give up everything you have.'" Following Jesus: Luke 14:26: "Those who come to me cannot be my disciples unless they love me more than they love father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and themselves as well."

What if one person in a marriage decides to follow Jesus? Friendship between poor people is genuine because it is not based on 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. 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 the word "Epistle" (the name for the letters of Paul), suggesting that acquisition of knowledge is to be avoided like Pauline teaching.
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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 Westernised society include political correctness (so no one says anything useful), religious tolerance (no one really tries to teach anyone 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 (e.g. the curvature of space and how the Universe appears to a light beam as mentioned in "Life After Death" and "How God and Satan Communicate"). In light of this evidence, should technology be banned? The chapter about "City Planning" describes 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 (e.g. spiritual healing versus medicine) so technology could become unnecessary. The parables against knowledge are contradictory parables (see "Parables and General Issues" for more examples). Many of the parables in this book are dependent on knowledge, and several are dependent on technology (e.g. satellite images). This book could not have been created without access to a large amount of knowledge. In addition, I believe that general education including science has been invaluable in the creation of this book because it encourages creative thinking and problem solving skills. Therefore, education should be of benefit to the people in the New Age assuming that it is taught within the context of following Jesus. One potential problem is that science can become a theology in its own right. The nature of science is to explain how things work to the exclusion of religious belief. However, I personally do not have a problem accepting both science (a product of our created environment) and faith in Jesus (the idea that our environment responds to our behaviour over time to
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make following him possible). I would probably find it confusing if I were taught both concepts at the same time in a school. The idea that Solomon and wisdom are 666 is in agreement with the comment on "buying and selling" in the book of Revelation – 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 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 (e.g. 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
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is the "number of a man" not a god). This does not include names for Jesus such as Shiloh (Ge49:10). 9. Titles (e.g. 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 first 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 Sarai Esau Jacob Bashemath Mahalath Joseph Benoni Phuvah Job Ezbon Hushim Jeezer Gideon Ishui Ge11:26 Ge11:29 Ge25:25 Ge25:26 Ge26:34 Ge28:9 Ge30:24 Ge35:18 Ge46:13 Ge46:13 Ge46:16 Ge46:23 Num26:30 Jdgs6:11 1Sm14:49 Abraham Sarah Edom Israel Adah Bashemath Zaphnathpaaneah Benjamin Pua Jashub Ozni Shuham Abiezer Jerubbaal Abinadab Ge17:5 Ge17:15 Ge25:30 Ge35:10 Ge36:2 Ge36:3 Ge41:45 Ge35:18 Num26:23 Num26:24 Num26:16 Num26:42 Josh17:2 Jdgs6:32 1Sm31:9

2. People with different but similar names are not included as separate names. This applies to the following names: Nahor Alvan Akan Zarah Ge11:26 Ge36:23 Ge36:27 Ge38:30
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Nachor Alvah Jaakan Zerah

Josh24:2 Ge36:40 Deu10:6 Num26:20

Phallu Jemuel Zohar Ziphion Arodi Isui Jimnah Serah Belah Reuel Shimi Izhar Mahali Elzaphan Naashon Joshua Joshua Joshua Deuel Phalti

Ge46:9 Ge46:10 Ge46:10 Ge46:16 Ge46:16 Ge46:17 Ge46:17 Ge46:17 Ge46:21 Exo2:18 Exo6:17 Exo6:18 Exo6:19 Exo6:22 Exo6:23 Exo17:9 Exo17:9 Exo17:9 Num1:14 1Sm25:44

Pallu Nemuel Zerah Zephon Arod Jesui Jimna Sarah Bela Raguel Shimei Izehar Mahli Elizaphan Nahshon Oshea Jehoshua Hoshea Reuel Phaltiel

Exo6:14 Num26:12 Num26:13 Num26:15 Num26:17 Num26:44 Num26:44 Num26:46 Num26:38 Num10:29 Num3:18 Num3:19 Num3:20 Num3:30 Num1:7 Num13:8 Num13:16 Deu32:44 Num2:14 2Sm3:15

3. The book of Jasher is not a name, it means "upright". 4. The house of 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). 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
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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 woman. 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. Alvah (Ge36:40) and Alvan (Ge36:23) could be the same person descended from Esau. There are differing opinions about these names, but Alvah has not been included in the list. 18. In Ge36:2, Anah the daughter of Zibeon is edited to the son of Zibeon in the Revised Version of the Bible. This person is also thought to be the son of Zibeon in Ge36:24. 19. 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.

1. adam 2. eve 3. cain 4. abel 5. enoch 6. irad

Ge2:19 Ge3:20 Ge4:1 Ge4:2 Ge4:17 Ge4:18

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7. mehujael 8. methusael 9. lamech 10. adah 11. zillah 12. jabal 13. jubal 14. tubalcain 15. naamah 16. seth 17. enos 18. cainan 19. mahalaleel 20. jared 21. enoch (2) 22. methuselah 23. lamech (2) 24. noah 25. shem 26. ham 27. japheth 28. canaan 29. gomer 30. magog 31. madai 32. javan 33. tubal 34. meshech 35. tiras 36. ashkenaz 37. riphath 38. togarmah 39. elishah 40. tarshish 41. kittim 42. dodanim 43. cush 44. mizraim 45. phut 46. seba 47. havilah 48. sabtah 49. raamah 50. sabtechah 51. sheba 52. dedan 53. nimrod
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Ge4:18 Ge4:18 Ge4:18 Ge4:19 Ge4:19 Ge4:20 Ge4:21 Ge4:22 Ge4:22 Ge4:25 Ge4:26 Ge5:9 Ge5:12 Ge5:15 Ge5:18 Ge5:21 Ge5:25 Ge5:29 Ge5:32 Ge5:32 Ge5:32 Ge9:18 Ge10:2 Ge10:2 Ge10:2 Ge10:2 Ge10:2 Ge10:2 Ge10:2 Ge10:3 Ge10:3 Ge10:3 Ge10:4 Ge10:4 Ge10:4 Ge10:4 Ge10:6 Ge10:6 Ge10:6 Ge10:7 Ge10:7 Ge10:7 Ge10:7 Ge10:7 Ge10:7 Ge10:7 Ge10:8

54. asshur 55. ludim 56. anamim 57. lehabim 58. naphtuhim 59. pathrusim 60. casluhim 61. philistim 62. caphtorim 63. sidon 64. heth 65. eber 66. elam 67. arphaxad 68. lud 69. aram 70. uz 71. hul 72. gether 73. mash 74. salah 75. peleg 76. joktan 77. almodad 78. sheleph 79. hazarmaveth 80. jerah 81. hadoram 82. uzal 83. diklah 84. obal 85. abimael 86. sheba (2) 87. ophir 88. havilah (2) 89. jobab 90. reu 91. serug 92. nahor 93. terah 94. abram 95. nahor (2) 96. haran 97. lot 98. sarai 99. milcah 100. iscah
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Ge10:11 Ge10:13 Ge10:13 Ge10:13 Ge10:13 Ge10:14 Ge10:14 Ge10:14 Ge10:14 Ge10:15 Ge10:15 Ge10:21 Ge10:22 Ge10:22 Ge10:22 Ge10:22 Ge10:23 Ge10:23 Ge10:23 Ge10:23 Ge10:24 Ge10:25 Ge10:25 Ge10:26 Ge10:26 Ge10:26 Ge10:26 Ge10:27 Ge10:27 Ge10:27 Ge10:28 Ge10:28 Ge10:28 Ge10:29 Ge10:29 Ge10:29 Ge11:18 Ge11:20 Ge11:22 Ge11:24 Ge11:26 Ge11:26 Ge11:26 Ge11:27 Ge11:29 Ge11:29 Ge11:29

101. pharaoh 102. mamre 103. amraphel 104. arioch 105. chedorlaomer 106. tidal 107. bera 108. birsha 109. shinab 110. shemeber 111. eshcol 112. aner 113. melchizedek 114. eliezer 115. hagar 116. ishmael 117. abraham 118. sarah 119. isaac 120. moab 121. benammi 122. abimelech 123. phichol 124. huz 125. buz 126. kemuel 127. aram (2) 128. chesed 129. hazo 130. pildash 131. jidlaph 132. bethuel 133. rebekah 134. reumah 135. tebah 136. gaham 137. thahash 138. maachah 139. ephron 140. zohar 141. laban 142. keturah 143. zimran 144. jokshan 145. medan 146. midian 147. ishbak
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Ge12:15 Ge13:18 Ge14:1 Ge14:1 Ge14:1 Ge14:1 Ge14:2 Ge14:2 Ge14:2 Ge14:2 Ge14:13 Ge14:13 Ge14:18 Ge15:2 Ge16:1 Ge16:11 Ge17:5 Ge17:15 Ge17:19 Ge19:37 Ge19:38 Ge20:2 Ge21:22 Ge22:21 Ge22:21 Ge22:21 Ge22:21 Ge22:22 Ge22:22 Ge22:22 Ge22:22 Ge22:22 Ge22:23 Ge22:24 Ge22:24 Ge22:24 Ge22:24 Ge22:24 Ge23:8 Ge23:8 Ge24:29 Ge25:1 Ge25:2 Ge25:2 Ge25:2 Ge25:2 Ge25:2

148. shuah 149. sheba (3) 150. dedan (2) 151. asshurim 152. letushim 153. leummim 154. ephah 155. epher 156. hanoch 157. abidah 158. eldaah 159. nebajoth 160. kedar 161. adbeel 162. mibsam 163. mishma 164. dumah 165. massa 166. hadar 167. tema 168. jetur 169. naphish 170. kedemah 171. esau 172. jacob 173. edom 174. abimelech (2) 175. ahuzzath 176. judith 177. beeri 178. bashemath 179. elon 180. mahalath 181. rachel 182. leah 183. zilpah 184. bilhah 185. reuben 186. simeon 187. levi 188. judah 189. dan 190. naphtali 191. gad 192. asher 193. issachar 194. zebulun
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Ge25:2 Ge25:3 Ge25:3 Ge25:3 Ge25:3 Ge25:3 Ge25:4 Ge25:4 Ge25:4 Ge25:4 Ge25:4 Ge25:13 Ge25:13 Ge25:13 Ge25:13 Ge25:14 Ge25:14 Ge25:14 Ge25:15 Ge25:15 Ge25:15 Ge25:15 Ge25:15 Ge25:25 Ge25:26 Ge25:30 Ge26:1 Ge26:26 Ge26:34 Ge26:34 Ge26:34 Ge26:34 Ge28:9 Ge29:6 Ge29:16 Ge29:24 Ge29:29 Ge29:32 Ge29:33 Ge29:34 Ge29:35 Ge30:6 Ge30:8 Ge30:11 Ge30:13 Ge30:18 Ge30:20

195. dinah 196. joseph 197. israel 198. shechem 199. hamor 200. deborah 201. benoni 202. benjamin 203. adah (2) 204. aholibamah 205. anah 206. zibeon 207. bashemath (2) 208. eliphaz 209. reuel 210. jeush 211. jaalam 212. korah 213. teman 214. omar 215. zepho 216. gatam 217. kenaz 218. timna 219. amalek 220. nahath 221. zerah 222. shammah 223. mizzah 224. korah (2) 225. seir 226. lotan 227. shobal 228. zibeon 229. anah (2) 230. dishon 231. ezer 232. dishan 233. hori 234. hemam 235. alvan 236. manahath 237. ebal 238. shepho 239. onam 240. ajah 241. dishon (2)
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Ge30:21 Ge30:24 Ge32:28 Ge33:19 Ge33:19 Ge35:8 Ge35:18 Ge35:18 Ge36:2 Ge36:2 Ge36:2 Ge36:2 Ge36:3 Ge36:4 Ge36:4 Ge36:5 Ge36:5 Ge36:5 Ge36:11 Ge36:11 Ge36:11 Ge36:11 Ge36:11 Ge36:12 Ge36:12 Ge36:13 Ge36:13 Ge36:13 Ge36:13 Ge36:16 Ge36:20 Ge36:20 Ge36:20 Ge36:20 Ge36:20 Ge36:21 Ge36:21 Ge36:21 Ge36:22 Ge36:22 Ge36:23 Ge36:23 Ge36:23 Ge36:23 Ge36:23 Ge36:24 Ge36:25

242. hemdan 243. eshban 244. ithran 245. cheran 246. bilhan 247. zaavan 248. akan 249. uz (2) 250. aran 251. bela 252. beor 253. jobab (2) 254. zerah (2) 255. husham 256. hadad 257. bedad 258. samlah 259. saul 260. baalhanan 261. achbor 262. hadar (2) 263. mehetabel 264. matred 265. mezahab 266. timnah 267. jetheth 268. aholibamah (2) 269. elah 270. pinon 271. mibzar 272. magdiel 273. iram 274. potiphar 275. pharaoh (2) 276. hirah 277. shuah (2) 278. er 279. onan 280. shelah 281. tamar 282. pharez 283. zarah 284. zaphnathpaaneah 285. asenath 286. potipherah 287. manasseh 288. ephraim
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Ge36:26 Ge36:26 Ge36:26 Ge36:26 Ge36:27 Ge36:27 Ge36:27 Ge36:28 Ge36:28 Ge36:32 Ge36:32 Ge36:33 Ge36:33 Ge36:34 Ge36:35 Ge36:35 Ge36:36 Ge36:37 Ge36:38 Ge36:38 Ge36:39 Ge36:39 Ge36:39 Ge36:39 Ge36:40 Ge36:40 Ge36:41 Ge36:41 Ge36:41 Ge36:42 Ge36:43 Ge36:43 Ge37:36 Ge37:36 Ge38:1 Ge38:2 Ge38:3 Ge38:4 Ge38:5 Ge38:6 Ge38:29 Ge38:30 Ge41:45 Ge41:45 Ge41:45 Ge41:51 Ge41:52

289. hanoch (2) 290. phallu 291. hezron 292. carmi 293. jemuel 294. jamin 295. ohad 296. jachin 297. zohar (2) 298. shaul 299. gershon 300. kohath 301. merari 302. hezron (2) 303. hamul 304. tola 305. phuvah 306. job 307. shimron 308. sered 309. elon (2) 310. jahleel 311. ziphion 312. haggi 313. shuni 314. ezbon 315. eri 316. arodi 317. areli 318. jimnah 319. ishuah 320. isui 321. beriah 322. serah 323. heber 324. malchiel 325. belah 326. becher 327. ashbel 328. gera 329. naaman 330. ehi 331. rosh 332. muppim 333. huppim 334. ard 335. hushim
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Ge46:9 Ge46:9 Ge46:9 Ge46:9 Ge46:10 Ge46:10 Ge46:10 Ge46:10 Ge46:10 Ge46:10 Ge46:11 Ge46:11 Ge46:11 Ge46:12 Ge46:12 Ge46:13 Ge46:13 Ge46:13 Ge46:13 Ge46:14 Ge46:14 Ge46:14 Ge46:16 Ge46:16 Ge46:16 Ge46:16 Ge46:16 Ge46:16 Ge46:16 Ge46:17 Ge46:17 Ge46:17 Ge46:17 Ge46:17 Ge46:17 Ge46:17 Ge46:21 Ge46:21 Ge46:21 Ge46:21 Ge46:21 Ge46:21 Ge46:21 Ge46:21 Ge46:21 Ge46:21 Ge46:23

336. jahzeel 337. guni 338. jezer 339. shillem 340. shiloh 341. machir 342. pharaoh (3) 343. shiphrah 344. puah 345. moses 346. reuel (2) 347. zipporah 348. gershom 349. jethro 350. pharaoh (4) 351. aaron 352. libni 353. shimi 354. amram 355. izhar 356. hebron 357. uzziel 358. mahali 359. mushi 360. jochebed 361. korah (3) 362. nepheg 363. zichri 364. mishael 365. elzaphan 366. zithri 367. elisheba 368. amminadab 369. naashon 370. nadab 371. abihu 372. eleazar 373. ithamar 374. assir 375. elkanah 376. abiasaph 377. putiel 378. phinehas 379. miriam 380. joshua 381. hur 382. eliezer (2)
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Ge46:24 Ge46:24 Ge46:24 Ge46:24 Ge49:10 Ge50:23 Exo1:11 Exo1:15 Exo1:15 Exo2:10 Exo2:18 Exo2:21 Exo2:22 Exo3:1 Exo3:10 Exo4:14 Exo6:17 Exo6:17 Exo6:18 Exo6:18 Exo6:18 Exo6:18 Exo6:19 Exo6:19 Exo6:20 Exo6:21 Exo6:21 Exo6:21 Exo6:22 Exo6:22 Exo6:22 Exo6:23 Exo6:23 Exo6:23 Exo6:23 Exo6:23 Exo6:23 Exo6:23 Exo6:24 Exo6:24 Exo6:24 Exo6:25 Exo6:25 Exo15:20 Exo17:9 Exo17:10 Exo18:4

383. bezaleel 384. uri 385. aholiab 386. ahisamach 387. nun 388. shelomith 389. dibri 390. elizur 391. shedeur 392. shelumiel 393. zurishaddai 394. nethaneel 395. zuar 396. eliab 397. helon 398. elishama 399. ammihud 400. gamaliel 401. pedahzur 402. abidan 403. gideoni 404. ahiezer 405. ammishaddai 406. pagiel 407. ocran 408. eliasaph 409. deuel 410. ahira 411. enan 412. eliasaph (2) 413. lael 414. zuriel 415. abihail 416. hobab 417. eldad 418. medad 419. shammua 420. zaccur 421. shaphat 422. hori (2) 423. caleb 424. jephunneh 425. igal 426. joseph (2) 427. palti 428. raphu 429. gaddiel
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Exo31:2 Exo31:2 Exo31:6 Exo31:6 Exo33:11 Lev24:11 Lev24:11 Num1:5 Num1:5 Num1:6 Num1:6 Num1:8 Num1:8 Num1:9 Num1:9 Num1:10 Num1:10 Num1:10 Num1:10 Num1:11 Num1:11 Num1:12 Num1:12 Num1:13 Num1:13 Num1:14 Num1:14 Num1:15 Num1:15 Num3:24 Num3:24 Num3:35 Num3:35 Num10:29 Num11:26 Num11:26 Num13:4 Num13:4 Num13:5 Num13:5 Num13:6 Num13:6 Num13:7 Num13:7 Num13:9 Num13:9 Num13:10

430. sodi 431. gaddi 432. susi 433. ammiel 434. gemalli 435. sethur 436. michael 437. nahbi 438. vophsi 439. geuel 440. machi 441. ahiman 442. sheshai 443. talmai 444. anak 445. dathan 446. abiram 447. eliab (2) 448. on 449. peleth 450. sihon 451. og 452. balak 453. zippor 454. balaam 455. beor (2) 456. agag 457. zimri 458. salu 459. cozbi 460. zur 461. nemuel 462. ozni 463. pua 464. jashub 465. gilead 466. jeezer 467. helek 468. asriel 469. shechem (2) 470. shemida 471. hepher 472. zelophehad 473. mahlah 474. noah (2) 475. hoglah 476. milcah (2)
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Num13:10 Num13:11 Num13:11 Num13:12 Num13:12 Num13:13 Num13:13 Num13:14 Num13:14 Num13:15 Num13:15 Num13:22 Num13:22 Num13:22 Num13:22 Num16:1 Num16:1 Num16:1 Num16:1 Num16:1 Num21:21 Num21:33 Num22:2 Num22:2 Num22:5 Num22:5 Num24:7 Num25:14 Num25:14 Num25:15 Num25:15 Num26:9 Num26:16 Num26:23 Num26:24 Num26:29 Num26:30 Num26:30 Num26:31 Num26:31 Num26:32 Num26:32 Num26:33 Num26:33 Num26:33 Num26:33 Num26:33

477. tirzah 478. shuthelah 479. becher (2) 480. tahan 481. eran 482. ahiram 483. shupham 484. hupham 485. shuham 486. evi 487. rekem 488. hur (2) 489. reba 490. jair 491. nobah 492. shemuel 493. ammihud (2) 494. elidad 495. chislon 496. bukki 497. jogli 498. hanniel 499. ephod 500. kemuel (2) 501. shiphtan 502. elizaphan 503. parnach 504. paltiel 505. azzan 506. ahihud 507. shelomi 508. pedahel 509. ammihud (3) 510. rahab 511. achan 512. carmi (2) 513. zabdi 514. adonizedec 515. hoham 516. piram 517. japhia 518. debir 519. horam 520. jabin 521. jobab (3) 522. arba 523. bohan
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Num26:33 Num26:35 Num26:35 Num26:35 Num26:36 Num26:38 Num26:39 Num26:39 Num26:42 Num31:8 Num31:8 Num31:8 Num31:8 Num32:41 Num32:42 Num34:20 Num34:20 Num34:21 Num34:21 Num34:22 Num34:22 Num34:23 Num34:23 Num34:24 Num34:24 Num34:25 Num34:25 Num34:26 Num34:26 Num34:27 Num34:27 Num34:28 Num34:28 Josh2:1 Josh7:1 Josh7:1 Josh7:1 Josh10:1 Josh10:3 Josh10:3 Josh10:3 Josh10:3 Josh10:33 Josh11:1 Josh11:1 Josh14:15 Josh15:6

524. hinnom 525. achsah 526. othniel 527. kenaz (2) 528. abiezer 529. adonibezek 530. chushanrishathaim 531. eglon 532. ehud 533. shamgar 534. anath 535. jabin (2) 536. sisera 537. deborah (2) 538. lapidoth 539. barak 540. abinoam 541. heber (2) 542. jael 543. joash 544. gideon 545. jerubbaal 546. phurah 547. oreb 548. zeeb 549. zebah 550. zalmunna 551. jether 552. abimelech (3) 553. jotham 554. gaal 555. ebed 556. zebul 557. tola (2) 558. puah (2) 559. dodo 560. jair (2) 561. jephthah 562. gilead (2) 563. ibzan 564. elon (3) 565. abdon 566. hillel 567. manoah 568. samson 569. delilah 570. micah
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Josh15:8 Josh15:16 Josh15:17 Josh15:17 Josh17:2 Jdgs1:5 Jdgs3:8 Jdgs3:12 Jdgs3:15 Jdgs3:31 Jdgs3:31 Jdgs4:2 Jdgs4:2 Jdgs4:4 Jdgs4:4 Jdgs4:6 Jdgs4:6 Jdgs4:11 Jdgs4:17 Jdgs6:11 Jdgs6:11 Jdgs6:32 Jdgs7:10 Jdgs7:25 Jdgs7:25 Jdgs8:5 Jdgs8:5 Jdgs8:20 Jdgs8:31 Jdgs9:5 Jdgs9:26 Jdgs9:26 Jdgs9:28 Jdgs10:1 Jdgs10:1 Jdgs10:1 Jdgs10:3 Jdgs11:1 Jdgs11:1 Jdgs12:8 Jdgs12:11 Jdgs12:13 Jdgs12:13 Jdgs13:2 Jdgs13:24 Jdgs16:4 Jdgs17:1

571. jonathan 572. elimelech 573. naomi 574. mahlon 575. chilion 576. orpah 577. ruth 578. boaz 579. obed 580. jesse 581. david 582. ram 583. salmon 584. elkanah (2) 585. jeroham 586. elihu 587. tohu 588. zuph 589. hannah 590. peninnah 591. eli 592. hophni 593. phinehas (2) 594. samuel 595. ichabod 596. joshua (2) 597. abinadab 598. eleazar (2) 599. joel 600. abiah 601. kish 602. abiel 603. zeror 604. bechorath 605. aphiah 606. saul (2) 607. matri 608. nahash 609. bedan 610. jonathan (2) 611. ahiah 612. ahitub 613. ishui 614. melchishua 615. merab 616. michal 617. ahinoam
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Jdgs18:30 Ruth1:2 Ruth1:2 Ruth1:2 Ruth1:2 Ruth1:4 Ruth1:4 Ruth2:1 Ruth4:17 Ruth4:17 Ruth4:17 Ruth4:19 Ruth4:20 1Sm1:1 1Sm1:1 1Sm1:1 1Sm1:1 1Sm1:1 1Sm1:2 1Sm1:2 1Sm1:3 1Sm1:3 1Sm1:3 1Sm1:20 1Sm4:21 1Sm6:14 1Sm7:1 1Sm7:1 1Sm8:2 1Sm8:2 1Sm9:1 1Sm9:1 1Sm9:1 1Sm9:1 1Sm9:1 1Sm9:2 1Sm10:21 1Sm11:1 1Sm12:11 1Sm13:2 1Sm14:3 1Sm14:3 1Sm14:49 1Sm14:49 1Sm14:49 1Sm14:49 1Sm14:50

618. ahimaaz 619. abner 620. ner 621. agag (2) 622. eliab (3) 623. abinadab (2) 624. shammah (2) 625. goliath 626. adriel 627. ahimelech 628. doeg 629. achish 630. gad (2) 631. abiathar 632. nabal 633. abigail 634. ahinoam (2) 635. phalti 636. laish 637. ahimelech (2) 638. abishai 639. zeruiah 640. joab 641. maoch 642. abinadab (3) 643. ishbosheth 644. asahel 645. amnon 646. chileab 647. absalom 648. maacah 649. talmai (2) 650. adonijah 651. haggith 652. shephatiah 653. abital 654. ithream 655. eglah 656. rizpah 657. aiah 658. baanah 659. rechab 660. rimmon 661. mephibosheth 662. hiram 663. shammuah 664. shobab
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1Sm14:50 1Sm14:50 1Sm14:50 1Sm15:8 1Sm16:6 1Sm16:8 1Sm16:9 1Sm17:4 1Sm18:19 1Sm21:1 1Sm21:7 1Sm21:10 1Sm22:5 1Sm22:20 1Sm25:3 1Sm25:3 1Sm25:43 1Sm25:44 1Sm25:44 1Sm26:6 1Sm26:6 1Sm26:6 1Sm26:6 1Sm27:2 1Sm31:2 2Sm2:8 2Sm2:18 2Sm3:2 2Sm3:3 2Sm3:3 2Sm3:3 2Sm3:3 2Sm3:4 2Sm3:4 2Sm3:4 2Sm3:4 2Sm3:5 2Sm3:5 2Sm3:7 2Sm3:7 2Sm4:2 2Sm4:2 2Sm4:2 2Sm4:4 2Sm5:11 2Sm5:14 2Sm5:14

665. nathan 666. solomon

2Sm5:14 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 Hemdan Zarah Jachin Jerubbaal Maoch Chileab Solomon Seraiah Seraiah Eliam Ithra Azariah Pul Pharaohnechoh Jehoahaz Eliakim Jehoiachin Mattaniah Chelubai Chelubai Caleb Haroeh Ge10:23 Ge36:26 Ge38:30, 1Chr2:6 Ge46:10 Jdgs6:32 1Sm27:2 2Sm3:3 2Sm5:14 2Sm8:17 2Sm8:17 2Sm11:3 2Sm17:25 2Ki14:21 2Ki15:19 2Ki23:29 2Ki23:30 2Ki23:34 2Ki24:6 2Ki24:17 1Chr2:9 1Chr2:9 1Chr2:18 1Chr2:52 Meshech Amram Mahol Jarib Jerubbesheth Maachah Daniel Jedidiah Shisha Sheva Ammiel Jether Uzziah Tiglathpileser Pharaoh Shallum Jehoiakim Jeconiah Zedekiah Caleb Carmi Carmi Reaiah 1Chr1:17 1Chr1:41 1Ki4:31 1Chr4:24 2Sm11:21 1Ki2:39 1Chr3:1 2Sm12:25 1Ki4:3 2Sm20:25 1Chr3:5 1Ki2:5 2Ki15:13 2Ki15:29 2Ki23:35 1Chr3:15 2Ki23:34 1Chr3:16 2Ki24:17 1Chr2:18 1Chr4:1 1Chr4:1 1Chr4:2

2. People with different but similar names are not included as separate names. This applies to the following names: Seth Enos Cainan Jared Ge4:25 Ge4:26 Ge5:9 Ge5:15 Sheth Enosh Kenan Jered 1Chr1:1 1Chr1:1 1Chr1:2 1Chr1:2

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Enoch Ashkenaz Phut Sabtah Caphtorim Sidon Salah Obal Abidah Hanoch Nebajoth Hadar Naphish Zepho Ezer Hemam Alvan Shepho Ajah Zaavan Akan Saul Timnah Alvan/Alvah Shuah Achan Salmon Shammah Absalom Shammuah Eliphalet Hadadezer Bathsheba Shimeah Shimeah Adoram Chalcol Darda Abijah Abijah Jehoram Joash Joash Tiglathpileser Ephrath Shemaiah

Ge5:18 Ge10:3 Ge10:6 Ge10:7 Ge10:14 Ge10:15 Ge10:24 Ge10:28 Ge25:4 Ge25:4 Ge25:13 Ge25:15 Ge25:15 Ge36:11 Ge36:21 Ge36:22 Ge36:23 Ge36:23 Ge36:24 Ge36:27 Ge36:27 Ge36:37 Ge36:40 Ge36:40 Ge38:2 Josh7:1 Ruth4:20 1Sm16:9 2Sm3:3 2Sm5:14 2Sm5:16 2Sm8:3 2Sm11:3 2Sm13:3 2Sm13:3 2Sm20:24 1Ki4:31 1Ki4:31 1Ki14:1 1Ki14:1 2Ki1:17 2Ki11:2 2Ki13:9 2Ki15:29 1Chr2:19 1Chr5:4

Henoch Ashchenaz Put Sabta Caphthorim Zidon Shelah Ebal Abida Henoch Nebaioth Hadad Nephish Zephi Ezar Homam Alian Shephi Aiah Zavan Jakan Shaul Timna Aliah Shua Achar Salma Shimeah Abishalom Shimea Eliphelet Hadarezer Bathshua Shimea Shimma Adoniram Calcol Dara Abijam Abia Joram Jehoash Jehoash Tilgathpilneser Ephratah Shema

1Chr1:3 1Chr1:6 1Chr1:8 1Chr1:9 1Chr1:12 1Chr1:13 1Chr1:18 1Chr1:22 1Chr1:33 1Chr1:33 1Chr1:29 1Chr1:30 1Chr5:19 1Chr1:36 1Chr1:38 1Chr1:39 1Chr1:40 1Chr1:40 1Chr1:40 1Chr1:42 1Chr1:42 1Chr1:48 1Chr1:36 1Chr1:51 1Chr2:3 1Chr2:7 1Chr2:11 2Sm13:3 1Ki15:2 1Chr3:5 1Chr3:8 2Sm10:16 1Chr3:5 1Chr3:5 1Chr2:13 1Ki4:6 1Chr2:6 1Chr2:6 1Ki14:31 1Chr3:10 2Ki8:16 2Ki11:21 2Ki13:10 1Chr5:6 1Chr2:50 1Chr5:8

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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. 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.
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15. "The household of Joab" (1Chr2:54) 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. 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. 19. Korah son of Izhar (Exo6:21) 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). 20. 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. 21. 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. 22. There is some flexibility in the list where sources disagree. The following names could be included or excluded: Ahimaaz (1Ki4:15) could be the same as Ahimaaz (2Sm15:27); both names are included. Hushai (1Ki4:16) could be the same as Hushai (2Sm15:32); both names are included. Zabud son of Nathan (1Ki4:5) could be the same as Zabad son of Nathan (1Chr2:36); all four names are included. Goliath (2Sm21:19) is probably the same as Goliath (1Sm17:4); the second name is excluded. 23. It is possible that Ishtob (2Sm10:6) is a person, but it is probably a tribe ("men of Tob") and is not listed. 24. There could be two Hararites called Shammah (2Sm23:11 and 2Sm23:33) and a third man called Shammah (2Sm23:25). The first Hararite appears to be one of the "three" mighty men and the second is one of the "thirty" mighty men. However, the name of the Hararite is listed only 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.
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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 668. elishua 669. nepheg (2) 670. japhia (2) 671. elishama (2) 672. eliada 673. eliphalet 674. uzzah 675. ahio 676. nachon 677. obededom 678. nathan (2) 679. hadadezer 680. rehob 681. toi 682. joram 683. jehoshaphat 684. ahilud 685. zadok 686. ahitub (2) 687. seraiah 688. benaiah 689. jehoiada 690. ziba 691. machir (2) 692. ammiel (2) 693. micha 694. hanun 695. shobach 696. bathsheba 697. eliam 698. uriah 699. jerubbesheth 700. jedidiah 701. tamar (2) 702. jonadab 703. ammihud (4) 704. tamar (3) 705. ahithophel 706. ittai 707. ahimaaz (2) 708. jonathan (3)
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2Sm5:15 2Sm5:15 2Sm5:15 2Sm5:15 2Sm5:16 2Sm5:16 2Sm5:16 2Sm6:3 2Sm6:3 2Sm6:6 2Sm6:10 2Sm7:2 2Sm8:3 2Sm8:3 2Sm8:9 2Sm8:10 2Sm8:16 2Sm8:16 2Sm8:17 2Sm8:17 2Sm8:17 2Sm8:18 2Sm8:18 2Sm9:2 2Sm9:4 2Sm9:4 2Sm9:12 2Sm10:1 2Sm10:16 2Sm11:3 2Sm11:3 2Sm11:3 2Sm11:21 2Sm12:25 2Sm13:1 2Sm13:3 2Sm13:37 2Sm14:27 2Sm15:12 2Sm15:19 2Sm15:27 2Sm15:27

709. hushai 710. shimei 711. gera (2) 712. amasa 713. ithra 714. abigail (2) 715. nahash (2) 716. shobi 717. barzillai 718. cushi 719. mephibosheth (2) 720. chimham 721. sheba (4) 722. bichri 723. adoram 724. sheva 725. ira 726. armoni 727. barzillai (2) 728. ishbibenob 729. sibbechai 730. saph 731. elhanan 732. jaareoregim 733. jonathan (4) 734. adino 735. eleazar (3) 736. dodo (2) 737. shammah (3) 738. agee 739. elhanan (2) 740. dodo (3) 741. shammah (4) 742. elika 743. helez 744. ira (2) 745. ikkesh 746. abiezer (2) 747. mebunnai 748. zalmon 749. maharai 750. heleb 751. baanah (2) 752. ittai (2) 753. ribai 754. benaiah (2) 755. hiddai
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2Sm15:32 2Sm16:5 2Sm16:5 2Sm17:25 2Sm17:25 2Sm17:25 2Sm17:25 2Sm17:27 2Sm17:27 2Sm18:21 2Sm19:24 2Sm19:37 2Sm20:1 2Sm20:14 2Sm20:24 2Sm20:25 2Sm20:26 2Sm21:8 2Sm21:8 2Sm21:16 2Sm21:18 2Sm21:18 2Sm21:19 2Sm21:19 2Sm21:21 2Sm23:8 2Sm23:9 2Sm23:9 2Sm23:11 2Sm23:11 2Sm23:24 2Sm23:24 2Sm23:25 2Sm23:25 2Sm23:26 2Sm23:26 2Sm23:26 2Sm23:27 2Sm23:27 2Sm23:28 2Sm23:28 2Sm23:29 2Sm23:29 2Sm23:29 2Sm23:29 2Sm23:30 2Sm23:30

756. abialbon 757. azmaveth 758. eliahba 759. jashen 760. jonathan (5) 761. ahiam 762. sharar 763. eliphelet 764. ahasbai 765. eliam (2) 766. hezrai 767. paarai 768. igal (2) 769. nathan (3) 770. bani 771. zelek 772. nahari 773. ira (3) 774. gareb 775. araunah 776. abishag 777. shimei (2) 778. rei 779. jether (2) 780. achish (2) 781. maachah (2) 782. pharaoh (5) 783. azariah 784. elihoreph 785. ahiah (2) 786. shisha 787. azariah (2) 788. zabud 789. ahishar 790. abda 791. hur (3) 792. dekar 793. hesed 794. abinadab (4) 795. taphath 796. baana 797. ahilud (2) 798. geber 799. ahinadab 800. iddo 801. ahimaaz (3) 802. basmath
84

2Sm23:31 2Sm23:31 2Sm23:32 2Sm23:32 2Sm23:32 2Sm23:33 2Sm23:33 2Sm23:34 2Sm23:34 2Sm23:34 2Sm23:35 2Sm23:35 2Sm23:36 2Sm23:36 2Sm23:36 2Sm23:37 2Sm23:37 2Sm23:38 2Sm23:38 2Sm24:16 1Ki1:3 1Ki1:8 1Ki1:8 1Ki2:5 1Ki2:39 1Ki2:39 1Ki3:1 1Ki4:2 1Ki4:3 1Ki4:3 1Ki4:3 1Ki4:5 1Ki4:5 1Ki4:6 1Ki4:6 1Ki4:8 1Ki4:9 1Ki4:10 1Ki4:11 1Ki4:11 1Ki4:12 1Ki4:12 1Ki4:13 1Ki4:14 1Ki4:14 1Ki4:15 1Ki4:15

803. baanah (3) 804. hushai (2) 805. jehoshaphat (2) 806. paruah 807. shimei (3) 808. elah (2) 809. geber (2) 810. uri (2) 811. ethan 812. heman 813. chalcol 814. darda 815. mahol 816. hiram 817. hadad (2) 818. tahpenes 819. genubath 820. rezon 821. eliadah 822. jeroboam 823. nebat 824. zeruah 825. ahijah 826. shishak 827. rehoboam 828. shemaiah 829. josiah 830. abijah 831. nadab (2) 832. naamah (2) 833. maachah (3) 834. asa 835. baasha 836. benhadad 837. tabrimon 838. hezion 839. jehoshaphat (3) 840. ahijah (2) 841. jehu 842. hanani 843. elah (3) 844. zimri (2) 845. arza 846. omri 847. tibni 848. ginath 849. shemer
85

1Ki4:16 1Ki4:16 1Ki4:17 1Ki4:17 1Ki4:18 1Ki4:18 1Ki4:19 1Ki4:19 1Ki4:31 1Ki4:31 1Ki4:31 1Ki4:31 1Ki4:31 1Ki7:13 1Ki11:14 1Ki11:19 1Ki11:20 1Ki11:23 1Ki11:23 1Ki11:26 1Ki11:26 1Ki11:26 1Ki11:29 1Ki11:40 1Ki11:43 1Ki12:22 1Ki13:2 1Ki14:1 1Ki14:20 1Ki14:21 1Ki15:2 1Ki15:8 1Ki15:16 1Ki15:18 1Ki15:18 1Ki15:18 1Ki15:24 1Ki15:27 1Ki16:1 1Ki16:1 1Ki16:6 1Ki16:9 1Ki16:9 1Ki16:16 1Ki16:21 1Ki16:21 1Ki16:24

850. ahab 851. jezebel 852. ethbaal 853. hiel 854. abiram (2) 855. segub 856. elijah 857. obadiah 858. hazael 859. jehu (2) 860. nimshi 861. elisha 862. shaphat (2) 863. benhadad (2) 864. naboth 865. micaiah 866. imlah 867. zedekiah 868. chenaanah 869. amon 870. joash (2) 871. ahaziah 872. azubah 873. shilhi 874. jehoram 875. jehoram (2) 876. mesha 877. gehazi 878. naaman (2) 879. benhadad (3) 880. ahaziah (2) 881. athaliah 882. jehoshaphat (4) 883. bidkar 884. jehonadab 885. rechab (2) 886. jehoahaz 887. jehosheba 888. joash (3) 889. jehoiada (2) 890. mattan 891. zibiah 892. jozachar 893. shimeath 894. jehozabad 895. shomer 896. amaziah
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1Ki16:28 1Ki16:31 1Ki16:31 1Ki16:34 1Ki16:34 1Ki16:34 1Ki17:1 1Ki18:3 1Ki19:15 1Ki19:16 1Ki19:16 1Ki19:16 1Ki19:16 1Ki20:1 1Ki21:1 1Ki22:8 1Ki22:8 1Ki22:11 1Ki22:11 1Ki22:26 1Ki22:26 1Ki22:40 1Ki22:42 1Ki22:42 1Ki22:50 2Ki1:17 2Ki3:4 2Ki4:12 2Ki5:1 2Ki6:24 2Ki8:24 2Ki8:26 2Ki9:2 2Ki9:25 2Ki10:15 2Ki10:15 2Ki10:35 2Ki11:2 2Ki11:2 2Ki11:4 2Ki11:18 2Ki12:1 2Ki12:21 2Ki12:21 2Ki12:21 2Ki12:21 2Ki12:21

897. benhadad (4) 898. joash (4) 899. jeroboam (2) 900. jehoaddan 901. azariah (3) 902. jonah 903. amittai 904. zachariah 905. jecholiah 906. jotham (2) 907. shallum 908. jabesh 909. uzziah 910. menahem 911. gadi 912. pul 913. pekahiah 914. pekah 915. remaliah 916. argob 917. arieh 918. tiglathpileser 919. hoshea 920. elah (4) 921. jerusha 922. zadok (2) 923. rezin 924. ahaz 925. urijah 926. hezekiah 927. shalmaneser 928. abi 929. zachariah (2) 930. sennacherib 931. tartan 932. rabsaris 933. rabshakeh 934. eliakim 935. hilkiah 936. shebna 937. joah 938. asaph 939. pharaoh (6) 940. isaiah 941. amoz 942. tirhakah 943. adrammelech
87

2Ki13:3 2Ki13:9 2Ki13:13 2Ki14:2 2Ki14:21 2Ki14:25 2Ki14:25 2Ki14:29 2Ki15:2 2Ki15:5 2Ki15:10 2Ki15:10 2Ki15:13 2Ki15:14 2Ki15:14 2Ki15:19 2Ki15:22 2Ki15:25 2Ki15:25 2Ki15:25 2Ki15:25 2Ki15:29 2Ki15:30 2Ki15:30 2Ki15:33 2Ki15:33 2Ki15:37 2Ki15:38 2Ki16:10 2Ki16:20 2Ki17:3 2Ki18:2 2Ki18:2 2Ki18:13 2Ki18:17 2Ki18:17 2Ki18:17 2Ki18:18 2Ki18:18 2Ki18:18 2Ki18:18 2Ki18:18 2Ki18:21 2Ki19:2 2Ki19:2 2Ki19:9 2Ki19:37

944. sharezer 945. esarhaddon 946. berodachbaladan 947. baladan 948. manasseh (2) 949. hephzibah 950. uzza 951. amon (2) 952. meshullemeth 953. haruz 954. jedidah 955. adaiah 956. shaphan 957. azaliah 958. meshullam 959. hilkiah (2) 960. ahikam 961. shaphan (2) 962. achbor (2) 963. michaiah 964. asahiah 965. huldah 966. shallum (2) 967. tikvah 968. harhas 969. joshua (3) 970. nathanmelech 971. pharaohnechoh 972. jehoahaz (2) 973. hamutal 974. jeremiah 975. eliakim (2) 976. jehoiakim 977. pharaoh (7) 978. zebudah 979. pedaiah 980. nebuchadnezzar 981. jehoiachin 982. nehushta 983. elnathan 984. mattaniah 985. zedekiah (2) 986. nebuzaradan 987. seraiah (2) 988. zephaniah 989. gedaliah 990. ishmael (2)
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2Ki19:37 2Ki19:37 2Ki20:12 2Ki20:12 2Ki20:21 2Ki21:1 2Ki21:18 2Ki21:18 2Ki21:19 2Ki21:19 2Ki22:1 2Ki22:1 2Ki22:3 2Ki22:3 2Ki22:3 2Ki22:4 2Ki22:12 2Ki22:12 2Ki22:12 2Ki22:12 2Ki22:12 2Ki22:14 2Ki22:14 2Ki22:14 2Ki22:14 2Ki23:8 2Ki23:11 2Ki23:29 2Ki23:30 2Ki23:31 2Ki23:31 2Ki23:34 2Ki23:34 2Ki23:35 2Ki23:36 2Ki23:36 2Ki24:1 2Ki24:6 2Ki24:8 2Ki24:8 2Ki24:17 2Ki24:17 2Ki25:8 2Ki25:18 2Ki25:18 2Ki25:22 2Ki25:23

991. nethaniah 992. johanan 993. careah 994. seraiah 995. tanhumeth 996. jaazaniah 997. elishama (3) 998. evilmerodach 999. meshech (2) 1000. amram (2) 1001. zimri (3) 1002. azariah (4) 1003. jerahmeel 1004. chelubai 1005. nethaneel (2) 1006. raddai 1007. ozem 1008. caleb (2) 1009. azubah (2) 1010. jerioth 1011. jesher 1012. shobab (2) 1013. ardon 1014. ephrath 1015. segub (2) 1016. abiah (2) 1017. ashur 1018. ram (2) 1019. bunah 1020. oren 1021. ozem (2) 1022. ahijah (3) 1023. atarah 1024. onam (2) 1025. maaz 1026. jamin (2) 1027. eker 1028. shammai 1029. jada 1030. nadab (3) 1031. abishur 1032. abihail (2) 1033. ahban 1034. molid 1035. seled 1036. appaim 1037. ishi
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2Ki25:23 2Ki25:23 2Ki25:23 2Ki25:23 2Ki25:23 2Ki25:23 2Ki25:25 2Ki25:27 1Chr1:17 1Chr1:41 1Chr2:6 1Chr2:8 1Chr2:9 1Chr2:9 1Chr2:14 1Chr2:14 1Chr2:15 1Chr2:18 1Chr2:18 1Chr2:18 1Chr2:18 1Chr2:18 1Chr2:18 1Chr2:19 1Chr2:21 1Chr2:24 1Chr2:24 1Chr2:25 1Chr2:25 1Chr2:25 1Chr2:25 1Chr2:25 1Chr2:26 1Chr2:26 1Chr2:27 1Chr2:27 1Chr2:27 1Chr2:28 1Chr2:28 1Chr2:28 1Chr2:28 1Chr2:29 1Chr2:29 1Chr2:29 1Chr2:30 1Chr2:30 1Chr2:31

1038. sheshan 1039. ahlai 1040. jether (3) 1041. jonathan (6) 1042. peleth (2) 1043. zaza 1044. jarha 1045. attai 1046. nathan (4) 1047. zabad 1048. ephlal 1049. obed (2) 1050. jehu (3) 1051. azariah (5) 1052. helez (2) 1053. eleasah 1054. sisamai 1055. shallum (3) 1056. jekamiah 1057. elishama (4) 1058. mesha (2) 1059. ziph 1060. mareshah 1061. hebron (2) 1062. korah (4) 1063. tappuah 1064. rekem (2) 1065. shema 1066. raham 1067. jorkoam 1068. shammai (2) 1069. maon 1070. ephah (2) 1071. haran (2) 1072. moza 1073. gazez 1074. gazez (2) 1075. jahdai 1076. regem 1077. jotham (3) 1078. gesham 1079. pelet 1080. ephah (3) 1081. shaaph 1082. maachah (4) 1083. sheber 1084. tirhanah
90

1Chr2:31 1Chr2:31 1Chr2:32 1Chr2:32 1Chr2:33 1Chr2:33 1Chr2:34 1Chr2:35 1Chr2:36 1Chr2:36 1Chr2:37 1Chr2:37 1Chr2:38 1Chr2:38 1Chr2:39 1Chr2:39 1Chr2:40 1Chr2:40 1Chr2:41 1Chr2:41 1Chr2:42 1Chr2:42 1Chr2:42 1Chr2:42 1Chr2:43 1Chr2:43 1Chr2:43 1Chr2:43 1Chr2:44 1Chr2:44 1Chr2:44 1Chr2:45 1Chr2:46 1Chr2:46 1Chr2:46 1Chr2:46 1Chr2:46 1Chr2:47 1Chr2:47 1Chr2:47 1Chr2:47 1Chr2:47 1Chr2:47 1Chr2:47 1Chr2:48 1Chr2:48 1Chr2:48

1085. shaaph (2) 1086. sheva (2) 1087. gibea 1088. achsa 1089. caleb (3) 1090. hur (4) 1091. shobal (2) 1092. salma 1093. hareph 1094. haroeh 1095. daniel 1096. ammiel (3) 1097. eliphelet (2) 1098. nogah 1099. johanan (2) 1100. shallum (4) 1101. jeconiah 1102. zedekiah (3) 1103. assir (2) 1104. salathiel 1105. malchiram 1106. pedaiah (2) 1107. shenazar 1108. jecamiah 1109. hoshama 1110. nedabiah 1111. zerubbabel 1112. shimei (4) 1113. meshullam (2) 1114. hananiah 1115. shelomith (2) 1116. hashubah 1117. ohel 1118. berechiah 1119. hasadiah 1120. jushabhesed 1121. pelatiah 1122. jesaiah 1123. rephaiah 1124. arnan 1125. obadiah (2) 1126. shechaniah 1127. shemaiah (2) 1128. hattush 1129. igeal 1130. bariah 1131. neariah
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1Chr2:49 1Chr2:49 1Chr2:49 1Chr2:49 1Chr2:50 1Chr2:50 1Chr2:50 1Chr2:51 1Chr2:51 1Chr2:52 1Chr3:1 1Chr3:5 1Chr3:6 1Chr3:7 1Chr3:15 1Chr3:15 1Ch3:16 1Chr3:16 1Chr3:17 1Chr3:17 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:19 1Chr3:19 1Chr3:19 1Chr3:19 1Chr3:19 1Chr3:20 1Chr3:20 1Chr3:20 1Chr3:20 1Chr3:20 1Chr3:21 1Chr3:21 1Chr3:21 1Chr3:21 1Chr3:21 1Chr3:21 1Chr3:22 1Chr3:22 1Chr3:22 1Chr3:22 1Chr3:22

1132. shaphat (3) 1133. elioenai 1134. hezekiah (2) 1135. azrikam 1136. hodaiah 1137. eliashib 1138. pelaiah 1139. akkub 1140. johanan (3) 1141. dalaiah 1142. anani 1143. carmi (3) 1144. reaiah 1145. jahath 1146. ahumai 1147. lahad 1148. etam 1149. jezreel 1150. ishma 1151. idbash 1152. hazelelponi 1153. penuel 1154. ezer (2) 1155. hushah 1156. helah 1157. naarah 1158. ahuzam 1159. hepher (2) 1160. temeni 1161. haahashtari 1162. zereth 1163. jezoar 1164. ethnan 1165. coz 1166. anub 1167. zobebah 1168. aharhel 1169. harum 1170. jabez 1171. chelub 1172. shuah (3) 1173. mehir 1174. eshton 1175. paseah 1176. tehinnah 1177. seraiah (3) 1178. hathath
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1Chr3:22 1Chr3:23 1Chr3:23 1Chr3:23 1Chr3:24 1Chr3:24 1Chr3:24 1Chr3:24 1Chr3:24 1Chr3:24 1Chr3:24 1Chr4:1 1Chr4:2 1Chr4:2 1Chr4:2 1Chr4:2 1Chr4:3 1Chr4:3 1Chr4:3 1Chr4:3 1Chr4:3 1Chr4:4 1Chr4:4 1Chr4:4 1Chr4:5 1Chr4:5 1Chr4:6 1Chr4:6 1Chr4:6 1Chr4:6 1Chr4:7 1Chr4:7 1Chr4:7 1Chr4:8 1Chr4:8 1Chr4:8 1Chr4:8 1Chr4:8 1Chr4:9 1Chr4:11 1Chr4:11 1Chr4:11 1Chr4:11 1Chr4:12 1Chr4:12 1Chr4:13 1Chr4:13

1179. meonothai 1180. ophrah 1181. joab (2) 1182. iru 1183. elah (5) 1184. naam 1185. kenaz (3) 1186. jehaleleel 1187. ziph (2) 1188. ziphah 1189. tiria 1190. asareel 1191. ezra 1192. jether (4) 1193. mered 1194. epher (2) 1195. jalon 1196. miriam (2) 1197. shammai (3) 1198. ishbah 1199. eshtemoa 1200. jehudijah 1201. jered 1202. heber (3) 1203. jekuthiel 1204. bithiah 1205. pharoah 1206. hodiah 1207. naham 1208. keilah 1209. eshtemoa (2) 1210. shimon 1211. amnon (2) 1212. rinnah 1213. benhanan 1214. tilon 1215. ishi (2) 1216. zoheth 1217. benzoheth 1218. er (2) 1219. lecah 1220. laadah 1221. mareshah (2) 1222. jokim 1223. joash (5) 1224. saraph 1225. jashubilehem
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1Chr4:14 1Chr4:14 1Chr4:14 1Chr4:15 1Chr4:15 1Chr4:15 1Chr4:15 1Chr4:16 1Chr4:16 1Chr4:16 1Chr4:16 1Chr4:16 1Chr4:17 1Chr4:17 1Chr4:17 1Chr4:17 1Chr4:17 1Chr4:17 1Chr4:17 1Chr4:17 1Chr4:17 1Chr4:18 1Chr4:18 1Chr4:18 1Chr4:18 1Chr4:18 1Chr4:18 1Chr4:19 1Chr4:19 1Chr4:19 1Chr4:19 1Chr4:20 1Chr4:20 1Chr4:20 1Chr4:20 1Chr4:20 1Chr4:20 1Chr4:20 1Chr4:20 1Chr4:21 1Chr4:21 1Chr4:21 1Chr4:21 1Chr4:22 1Chr4:22 1Chr4:22 1Chr4:22

1226. jarib 1227. shallum (5) 1228. mibsam (2) 1229. mishma (2) 1230. hamuel 1231. zacchur 1232. shimei (5) 1233. meshobab 1234. jamlech 1235. joshah 1236. amaziah (2) 1237. joel (2) 1238. jehu (4) 1239. josibiah 1240. seraiah (4) 1241. asiel 1242. elioenai (2) 1243. jaakobah 1244. jeshohaiah 1245. asaiah 1246. adiel 1247. jesimiel 1248. benaiah (3) 1249. ziza 1250. shiphi 1251. allon 1252. jedaiah 1253. shimri 1254. shemaiah (3) 1255. pelatiah (2) 1256. neariah (2) 1257. rephaiah (2) 1258. uzziel (2) 1259. ishi (3) 1260. joel (3) 1261. shemaiah (4) 1262. gog 1263. shimei (6) 1264. micah (2) 1265. reaia 1266. baal 1267. beerah 1268. jeiel 1269. zechariah 1270. bela (2) 1271. azaz 1272. joel (4)
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1Chr4:24 1Chr4:25 1Chr4:25 1Chr4:25 1Chr4:26 1Chr4:26 1Chr4:26 1Chr4:34 1Chr4:34 1Chr4:34 1Chr4:34 1Chr4:35 1Chr4:35 1Chr4:35 1Chr4:35 1Chr4:35 1Chr4:36 1Chr4:36 1Chr4:36 1Chr4:36 1Chr4:36 1Chr4:36 1Chr4:36 1Chr4:37 1Chr4:37 1Chr4:37 1Chr4:37 1Chr4:37 1Chr4:37 1Chr4:42 1Chr4:42 1Chr4:42 1Chr4:42 1Chr4:42 1Chr5:4 1Chr5:4 1Chr5:4 1Chr5:4 1Chr5:5 1Chr5:5 1Chr5:5 1Chr5:6 1Chr5:7 1Chr5:7 1Chr5:8 1Chr5:8 1Chr5:12

1273. shapham 1274. jaanai 1275. shaphat (4) 1276. michael (2) 1277. meshullam (3) 1278. sheba (5) 1279. jorai 1280. jachan 1281. zia 1282. heber (4) 1283. abihail (3) 1284. huri 1285. jaroah 1286. gilead (3) 1287. michael (3) 1288. jeshishai 1289. jahdo 1290. buz (2) 1291. ahi 1292. abdiel 1293. guni (2) 1294. nodab 1295. epher (3) 1296. ishi (4) 1297. eliel 1298. azriel 1299. jeremiah (2) 1300. hodaviah 1301. jahdiel 1302. abishua 1303. bukki (2) 1304. uzzi 1305. zerahiah 1306. meraioth 1307. amariah 1308. johanan (4) 1309. azariah (6) 1310. amariah (2) 1311. ahitub (3) 1312. zadok (3) 1313. shallum (6) 1314. azariah (7) 1315. seraiah (5) 1316. jehozadak 1317. jahath (2) 1318. zimmah 1319. joah (2)
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1Chr5:12 1Chr5:12 1Chr5:12 1Chr5:13 1Chr5:13 1Chr5:13 1Chr5:13 1Chr5:13 1Chr5:13 1Chr5:13 1Chr5:14 1Chr5:14 1Chr5:14 1Chr5:14 1Chr5:14 1Chr5:14 1Chr5:14 1Chr5:14 1Chr5:15 1Chr5:15 1Chr5:15 1Chr5:19 1Chr5:24 1Chr5:24 1Chr5:24 1Chr5:24 1Chr5:24 1Chr5:24 1Chr5:24 1Chr6:4 1Chr6:5 1Chr6:5 1Chr6:6 1Chr6:6 1Chr6:7 1Chr6:9 1Chr6:10 1Chr6:11 1Chr6:11 1Chr6:12 1Chr6:12 1Chr6:13 1Chr6:14 1Chr6:14 1Chr6:20 1Chr6:20 1Chr6:21

1320. iddo (2) 1321. zerah (3) 1322. jeaterai 1323. amminadab (2) 1324. korah (5) 1325. assir (3) 1326. elkanah (3) 1327. ebiasaph 1328. assir (4) 1329. tahath 1330. uriel 1331. uzziah (2) 1332. shaul (2)

1Chr6:21 1Chr6:21 1Chr6:21 1Chr6:22 1Chr6:22 1Chr6:22 1Chr6:23 1Chr6:23 1Chr6:23 1Chr6:24 1Chr6:24 1Chr6:24 1Chr6:24

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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 Tohu Joel Ishbosheth Mephibosheth Nachon Joram Seraiah, Sheva Saph Jaareoregim Adino Zalmon Heleb Hiddai Abialbon Sharar Eliam Igal Araunah Libni Uzziah Ethan Kishi Baara Shema Num26:38 1Sm1:1 1Sm8:2 2Sm2:8 2Sm4:4 2Sm6:6 2Sam8:9 2Sm8:17, 2Sm20:25 2Sm21:18 2Sm21:19 2Sm23:8 2Sm23:28 2Sm23:29 2Sm23:30 2Sm23:31 2Sm23:33 2Sm23:34 2Sm23:36 2Sm24:16 1Chr6:17 1Chr6:24 1Chr6:44 1Chr6:44 1Chr8:8 1Chr8:13 Aher Nahath Vashni Eshbaal Meribbaal Chidon Hadoram Shavsha Sippai Jair Jashobeam Ilai Heldai Hurai Abiel Sacar Ahijah Joel Ornan Laadan Azariah Jeduthun Kushaiah Hodesh Shimhi
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1Chr7:12 1Chr6:26 1Chr6:28 1Chr8:33 1Chr8:34 1Chr13:9 1Chr18:10 1Chr18:16 1Chr20:4 1Chr20:5 1Chr11:11 1Chr11:29 1Chr27:15 1Chr11:32 1Chr11:32 1Chr11:35 1Chr11:36 1Ch11:38 1Chr21:15 1Chr23:7 1Chr6:36 1Chr9:16, 1Chr16:41, 2Chr29:14 1Chr15:17 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:21

Jehoadah Uzziel

1Chr8:36 1Chr25:4

Jarah Azareel

1Chr9:42 1Chr25:18

2. People with different but similar names are not included as separate names. This applies to the following names: Zarah Shimron Ishuah Isui Jahzeel Shillem Joshua Nun Pua Shemida Asriel Elihu Elihu Tohu Samuel Melchishua Eliab Hiram Shammuah Eliada Uzzah Toi Micha Shobach Adoram Sibbechai Dodo Shammah Heleb Ittai Hezrai Paarai Nahari Hiram Maachah Imlah Eliphelet Shallum Ebiasaph Ge38:30 Ge46:13 Ge46:17 Ge46:17 Ge46:24 Ge46:24 Exo17:9 Exo33:11 Num26:23 Num26:32 Josh17:2 1Sm1:1 1Sm1:1 1Sm1:1 1Sm1:20 1Sm14:49 1Sm16:6 2Sm5:11 2Sm5:14 2Sm5:16 2Sm6:3 2Sm8:9 2Sm9:12 2Sm10:16 2Sm20:24 2Sm21:18 2Sm23:9 2Sm23:25 2Sm23:29 2Sm23:29 2Sm23:35 2Sm23:35 2Sm23:37 1Ki7:13 1Ki15:2, 2Chr11:20 1Ki22:8 1Chr3:6 1Chr6:12 1Chr6:23, 1Chr9:19 Zerah Shimrom Isuah Ishuai Jahziel Shallum Jehoshuah Non Puah Shemidah Ashriel Eliab Eliel Toah Shemuel Malchishua Elihu Huram Shammua Beeliada Uzza Tou Micah Shophach Hadoram Sibbecai Dodai Shammoth Heled Ithai Hezro Naarai Naharai Huram Michaiah Imla Elpalet Meshullam Asaph 1Chr9:6 1Chr7:1 1Chr7:30 1Chr7:30 1Chr7:13 1Chr7:13 1Chr7:27 1Chr7:27 1Chr7:1 1Chr7:19 1Chr7:14 1Chr6:27 1Chr6:34 1Chr6:34 1Chr6:33 1Chr8:33 1Chr27:18 2Chr2:3 1Chr14:4 1Chr14:7 1Chr13:7 1Chr18:9 1Chr8:34 1Chr19:16 2Chr10:18 1Chr11:29 1Chr27:4 1Chr11:27 1Chr11:30 1Chr11:31 1Chr11:37 1Chr11:37 1Chr11:39 2Chr4:11 2Chr13:2 2Chr18:7 1Chr14:5 1Chr9:11 1Ch26:1

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Berachiah Aher Shomer Zacher Shimeah Tarea Rapha Jaaziel Jehiel Jehiel Zina Shebuel Shelomith Jeriah Micah Shebuel Jerimoth

1Chr6:39 1Chr7:12 1Chr7:32 1Chr8:31 1Chr8:32 1Chr8:35 1Chr8:37 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr23:8, 1Chr29:8 1Chr23:10 1Chr23:16 1Chr23:18 1Chr23:19 1Chr23:20 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4

Berechiah Aharah Shamer Zechariah Shimeam Tahrea Rephaiah Aziel Jehiah Jehieli Zizah Shubael Shelomoth Jerijah Michah Shubael Jeremoth

1Chr15:23 1Chr8:1 1Chr7:34 1Chr9:37 1Chr9:38 1Chr9:41 1Chr9:43 1Chr15:20 1Chr15:24 1Chr26:21 1Chr23:11 1Chr24:20 1Chr24:22 1Chr26:31 1Chr24:24 1Chr25:20 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. 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 Merarites called Asaiah are thought to be the same (1Chr15:6, 1Chr6:30).
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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. The Ark of the Covenant was placed in the care of Obededom (2Sm6:10). Sources disagree on whether the temple porter and musician called Obededom (1Chr15:18) is different. It is possible that he or a group named themselves after the house of Obededom. This name is not listed separately. 14. A sixth son of Jethudun (Shimei) is listed in some texts in 1Chr25:3. He is probably the same person as Shimei (1Chr25:17) who is listed. 15. 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. 16. 1Chr8:6-7 lists three men, Naaman, Ahiah and Gera, who may be descendants of Ehud rather than Bela (sources: Nave's Topical Index, Holman's Bible Dictionary (Gera), GNB Bible; compare with the 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. 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). 17. Sources suggest that Huppim (1Chr7:12 and Ge46:21) both refer to the son of Benjamin, therefore his name is only listed once. 18. 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). 19. Some sources give one Mattithiah in 1Chr15, 1Chr16 and 1Chr25, 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. 20. 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. 21. 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
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descendant of Elkanah (1Chr6:25) and an ancestor of Elkanah (1Sm1:1). 22. 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) 1334. amasai 1335. ahimoth 1336. elkanah (5) 1337. zophai 1338. nahath (2) 1339. vashni 1340. libni (2) 1341. shimei (7) 1342. uzza (2) 1343. shimea 1344. haggiah 1345. asaiah (2) 1346. heman (2) 1347. mahath 1348. joel (5) 1349. azariah (8) 1350. zephaniah (2) 1351. asaph (2) 1352. berachiah 1353. shimea (2) 1354. michael (4) 1355. baaseiah 1356. malchiah 1357. ethni 1358. zerah (4) 1359. adaiah (2) 1360. ethan (2) 1361. zimmah (2) 1362. shimei (8)
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1Chr6:25 1Chr6:25 1Chr6:25 1Chr6:26 1Chr6:26 1Chr6:26 1Chr6:28 1Chr6:29 1Chr6:29 1Chr6:29 1Chr6:30 1Chr6:30 1Chr6:30 1Chr6:33 1Chr6:35 1Chr6:36 1Chr6:36 1Chr6:36 1Chr6:39 1Chr6:39 1Chr6:39 1Chr6:40 1Chr6:40 1Chr6:40 1Chr6:41 1Chr6:41 1Chr6:41 1Chr6:42 1Chr6:42 1Chr6:42

1363. ethan (3) 1364. kishi 1365. abdi 1366. malluch 1367. hashabiah 1368. amaziah (3) 1369. hilkiah (3) 1370. amzi 1371. bani (2) 1372. shamer 1373. mahli 1374. uzzi (2) 1375. rephaiah (3) 1376. jeriel 1377. jahmai 1378. jibsam 1379. shemuel (2) 1380. izrahiah 1381. michael (5) 1382. obadiah (3) 1383. joel (6) 1384. ishiah 1385. jediael 1386. ezbon (2) 1387. uzzi (3) 1388. uzziel (3) 1389. jerimoth 1390. iri 1391. zemira 1392. joash (6) 1393. eliezer (3) 1394. elioenai (3) 1395. omri (2) 1396. jerimoth (2) 1397. abiah (3) 1398. anathoth 1399. alameth 1400. bilhan (2) 1401. jeush (2) 1402. benjamin (2) 1403. ehud (2) 1404. chenaanah (2) 1405. zethan 1406. tharshish 1407. ahishahar 1408. shuppim 1409. ir
102

1Chr6:44 1Chr6:44 1Chr6:44 1Chr6:44 1Chr6:45 1Chr6:45 1Chr6:45 1Chr6:46 1Chr6:46 1Chr6:46 1Chr6:47 1Chr7:2 1Chr7:2 1Chr7:2 1Chr7:2 1Chr7:2 1Chr7:2 1Chr7:3 1Chr7:3 1Chr7:3 1Chr7:3 1Chr7:3 1Chr7:6 1Chr7:7 1Chr7:7 1Chr7:7 1Chr7:7 1Chr7:7 1Chr7:8 1Chr7:8 1Chr7:8 1Chr7:8 1Chr7:8 1Chr7:8 1Chr7:8 1Chr7:8 1Chr7:8 1Chr7:10 1Chr7:10 1Chr7:10 1Chr7:10 1Chr7:10 1Chr7:10 1Chr7:10 1Chr7:10 1Chr7:12 1Chr7:12

1410. hushim (2) 1411. aher 1412. maachah (5) 1413. peresh 1414. sheresh 1415. ulam 1416. rakem 1417. bedan (2) 1418. hammoleketh 1419. ishod 1420. abiezer (3) 1421. mahalah 1422. ahian 1423. shechem (3) 1424. likhi 1425. aniam 1426. bered 1427. tahath (2) 1428. eladah 1429. tahath (3) 1430. zabad (2) 1431. shuthelah (2) 1432. ezer (3) 1433. elead 1434. beriah (2) 1435. sherah 1436. rephah 1437. resheph 1438. telah 1439. tahan (2) 1440. laadan 1441. imnah 1442. birzavith 1443. japhlet 1444. shomer (2) 1445. hotham 1446. shua 1447. pasach 1448. bimhal 1449. ashvath 1450. ahi (2) 1451. rohgah 1452. jehubbah 1453. aram (3) 1454. helem 1455. zophah 1456. imna
103

1Chr7:12 1Chr7:12 1Chr7:15 1Chr7:16 1Chr7:16 1Chr7:16 1Chr7:16 1Chr7:17 1Chr7:18 1Chr7:18 1Chr7:18 1Chr7:18 1Chr7:19 1Chr7:19 1Chr7:19 1Chr7:19 1Chr7:20 1Chr7:20 1Chr7:20 1Chr7:20 1Chr7:21 1Chr7:21 1Chr7:21 1Chr7:21 1Chr7:23 1Chr7:24 1Chr7:25 1Chr7:25 1Chr7:25 1Chr7:25 1Chr7:26 1Chr7:30 1Chr7:31 1Chr7:32 1Chr7:32 1Chr7:32 1Chr7:32 1Chr7:33 1Chr7:33 1Chr7:33 1Chr7:34 1Chr7:34 1Chr7:34 1Chr7:34 1Chr7:35 1Chr7:35 1Chr7:35

1457. shelesh 1458. amal 1459. suah 1460. harnepher 1461. shual 1462. beri 1463. imrah 1464. bezer 1465. hod 1466. shamma 1467. shilshah 1468. ithran (2) 1469. beera 1470. jether (5) 1471. jephunneh (2) 1472. pispah 1473. ara 1474. ulla 1475. arah 1476. haniel 1477. rezia 1478. nohah 1479. rapha 1480. addar 1481. abihud 1482. abishua (2) 1483. ahoah 1484. gera (3) 1485. shephuphan 1486. huram 1487. ehud (3) 1488. naaman (3) 1489. ahiah (3) 1490. gera (4) 1491. uzza (3) 1492. ahihud (2) 1493. shaharaim 1494. hushim (3) 1495. baara 1496. hodesh 1497. jobab (4) 1498. zibia 1499. mesha (3) 1500. malcham 1501. jeuz 1502. shachia 1503. mirma
104

1Chr7:35 1Chr7:35 1Chr7:36 1Chr7:36 1Chr7:36 1Chr7:36 1Chr7:36 1Chr7:37 1Chr7:37 1Chr7:37 1Chr7:37 1Chr7:37 1Chr7:37 1Chr7:38 1Chr7:38 1Chr7:38 1Chr7:38 1Chr7:39 1Chr7:39 1Chr7:39 1Chr7:39 1Chr8:2 1Chr8:2 1Chr8:3 1Chr8:3 1Chr8:4 1Chr8:4 1Chr8:5 1Chr8:5 1Chr8:5 1Chr8:6 1Chr8:7 1Chr8:7 1Chr8:7 1Chr8:7 1Chr8:7 1Chr8:8 1Chr8:8 1Chr8:8 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:10 1Chr8:10 1Chr8:10

1504. abitub 1505. elpaal 1506. eber (2) 1507. misham 1508. shamed 1509. beriah (3) 1510. shema (2) 1511. ahio (2) 1512. shashak 1513. jeremoth 1514. zebadiah 1515. arad 1516. ader 1517. michael (6) 1518. ispah 1519. joha 1520. zebadiah (2) 1521. meshullam (4) 1522. hezeki 1523. heber (5) 1524. ishmerai 1525. jezliah 1526. jobab (5) 1527. jakim 1528. zichri (2) 1529. zabdi (2) 1530. elienai 1531. zilthai 1532. eliel (2) 1533. adaiah (3) 1534. beraiah 1535. shimrath 1536. shimhi 1537. ishpan 1538. heber (6) 1539. eliel (3) 1540. abdon (2) 1541. zichri (3) 1542. hanan 1543. hananiah (2) 1544. elam (2) 1545. antothijah 1546. iphedeiah 1547. penuel (2) 1548. shamsherai 1549. shehariah 1550. athaliah (2)
105

1Chr8:11 1Chr8:11 1Chr8:12 1Chr8:12 1Chr8:12 1Chr8:13 1Chr8:13 1Chr8:14 1Chr8:14 1Chr8:14 1Chr8:15 1Chr8:15 1Chr8:15 1Chr8:16 1Chr8:16 1Chr8:16 1Chr8:17 1Chr8:17 1Chr8:17 1Chr8:17 1Chr8:18 1Chr8:18 1Chr8:18 1Chr8:19 1Chr8:19 1Chr8:19 1Chr8:20 1Chr8:20 1Chr8:20 1Chr8:21 1Chr8:21 1Chr8:21 1Chr8:21 1Chr8:22 1Chr8:22 1Chr8:22 1Chr8:23 1Chr8:23 1Chr8:23 1Chr8:24 1Chr8:24 1Chr8:24 1Chr8:25 1Chr8:25 1Chr8:26 1Chr8:26 1Chr8:26

1551. jaresiah 1552. eliah 1553. zichri (4) 1554. jeroham (2) 1555. maachah (6) 1556. abdon (3) 1557. zur (2) 1558. kish (2) 1559. baal (2) 1560. nadab (4) 1561. gedor 1562. ahio (3) 1563. zacher 1564. mikloth 1565. shimeah 1566. eshbaal 1567. meribbaal 1568. pithon 1569. melech 1570. tarea 1571. ahaz (2) 1572. jehoadah 1573. alemeth 1574. azmaveth (2) 1575. zimri (4) 1576. moza (2) 1577. binea 1578. rapha (2) 1579. eleasah (2) 1580. azel 1581. azrikam (2) 1582. bocheru 1583. ishmael (3) 1584. sheariah 1585. obadiah (4) 1586. hanan (2) 1587. eshek 1588. ulam (2) 1589. jehush 1590. eliphelet (3) 1591. uthai 1592. ammihud (5) 1593. omri (3) 1594. imri 1595. bani (3) 1596. asaiah (3) 1597. jeuel
106

1Chr8:27 1Chr8:27 1Chr8:27 1Chr8:27 1Chr8:29 1Chr8:30 1Chr8:30 1Chr8:30 1Chr8:30 1Chr8:30 1Chr8:31 1Chr8:31 1Chr8:31 1Chr8:32 1Chr8:32 1Chr8:33 1Chr8:34 1Chr8:35 1Chr8:35 1Chr8:35 1Chr8:35 1Chr8:36 1Chr8:36 1Chr8:36 1Chr8:36 1Chr8:36 1Chr8:37 1Chr8:37 1Chr8:37 1Chr8:37 1Chr8:38 1Chr8:38 1Chr8:38 1Chr8:38 1Chr8:38 1Chr8:38 1Chr8:39 1Chr8:39 1Chr8:39 1Chr8:39 1Chr9:4 1Chr9:4 1Chr9:4 1Chr9:4 1Chr9:4 1Chr9:5 1Chr9:6

1598. sallu 1599. meshullam (5) 1600. hodaviah (2) 1601. hasenuah 1602. ibneiah 1603. jeroham (3) 1604. elah (6) 1605. uzzi (4) 1606. michri 1607. meshullam (6) 1608. shephathiah 1609. reuel (3) 1610. ibnijah 1611. jedaiah (2) 1612. jehoiarib 1613. jachin (2) 1614. meraioth (2) 1615. adaiah (4) 1616. jeroham (4) 1617. pashur 1618. malchijah 1619. maasiai 1620. adiel (2) 1621. jahzerah 1622. meshullam (7) 1623. meshillemith 1624. immer 1625. shemaiah (5) 1626. hasshub 1627. azrikam (3) 1628. hashabiah (2) 1629. bakbakkar 1630. heresh 1631. galal 1632. mattaniah (2) 1633. micah (3) 1634. zichri (5) 1635. obadiah (5) 1636. shemaiah (6) 1637. galal (2) 1638. jeduthun 1639. berechiah (2) 1640. asa (2) 1641. elkanah (6) 1642. shallum (7) 1643. akkub (2) 1644. talmon
107

1Chr9:7 1Chr9:7 1Chr9:7 1Chr9:7 1Chr9:8 1Chr9:8 1Chr9:8 1Chr9:8 1Chr9:8 1Chr9:8 1Chr9:8 1Chr9:8 1Chr9:8 1Chr9:10 1Chr9:10 1Chr9:10 1Chr9:11 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:14 1Chr9:14 1Chr9:14 1Chr9:14 1Chr9:15 1Chr9:15 1Chr9:15 1Chr9:15 1Chr9:15 1Chr9:15 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:17 1Chr9:17 1Chr9:17

1645. ahiman (2) 1646. kore 1647. zechariah (2) 1648. meshelemiah 1649. mattithiah 1650. jehiel 1651. jarah 1652. jashobeam 1653. ilai 1654. hurai 1655. abiel (2) 1656. hashem 1657. shage 1658. sacar 1659. eliphal 1660. ur 1661. hepher (3) 1662. ahijah (4) 1663. ezbai 1664. joel (7) 1665. nathan (5) 1666. mibhar 1667. haggeri 1668. zabad (3) 1669. ahlai (2) 1670. adina 1671. shiza 1672. hanan (3) 1673. maachah (7) 1674. joshaphat 1675. uzzia 1676. shama 1677. jehiel (2) 1678. hothan 1679. jediael (2) 1680. shimri (2) 1681. joha (2) 1682. eliel (4) 1683. jeribai 1684. joshaviah 1685. elnaam 1686. ithmah 1687. eliel (5) 1688. obed (3) 1689. jasiel 1690. ahiezer 1691. joash (7)
108

1Chr9:17 1Chr9:19 1Chr9:21 1Chr9:21 1Chr9:31 1Chr9:35 1Chr9:42 1Chr11:11 1Chr11:29 1Chr11:32 1Chr11:32 1Chr11:34 1Chr11:34 1Chr11:35 1Chr11:35 1Chr11:35 1Chr11:36 1Chr11:36 1Chr11:37 1Chr11:38 1Chr11:38 1Chr11:38 1Chr11:38 1Chr11:41 1Chr11:41 1Chr11:42 1Chr11:42 1Chr11:43 1Chr11:43 1Chr11:43 1Chr11:44 1Chr11:44 1Chr11:44 1Chr11:44 1Chr11:45 1Chr11:45 1Chr11:45 1Chr11:46 1Chr11:46 1Chr11:46 1Chr11:46 1Chr11:46 1Chr11:47 1Chr11:47 1Chr11:47 1Chr12:3 1Chr12:3

1692. shemaah 1693. jeziel 1694. pelet (2) 1695. berachah 1696. jehu (5) 1697. ismaiah 1698. jeremiah (3) 1699. jahaziel 1700. johanan (5) 1701. josabad 1702. eluzai 1703. jerimoth (3) 1704. bealiah 1705. shemariah 1706. shephatiah (2) 1707. elkanah (7) 1708. jesiah 1709. azareel 1710. joezer 1711. jashobeam (2) 1712. joelah 1713. zebadiah (3) 1714. jeroham (5) 1715. ezer (4) 1716. obadiah (6) 1717. eliab (4) 1718. mishmannah 1719. jeremiah (4) 1720. attai (2) 1721. eliel (6) 1722. johanan (6) 1723. elzabad 1724. jeremiah (5) 1725. machbanai 1726. amasai (2) 1727. adnah 1728. jozabad 1729. jediael (3) 1730. michael (7) 1731. jozabad (2) 1732. elihu (2) 1733. zilthai (2) 1734. jehoiada (3) 1735. zadok (4) 1736. chidon 1737. joel (8) 1738. shemaiah (7)
109

1Chr12:3 1Chr12:3 1Chr12:3 1Chr12:3 1Chr12:3 1Chr12:4 1Chr12:4 1Chr12:4 1Chr12:4 1Chr12:4 1Chr12:5 1Chr12:5 1Chr12:5 1Chr12:5 1Chr12:5 1Chr12:6 1Chr12:6 1Chr12:6 1Chr12:6 1Chr12:6 1Chr12:7 1Chr12:7 1Chr12:7 1Chr12:9 1Chr12:9 1Chr12:9 1Chr12:10 1Chr12:10 1Chr12:11 1Chr12:11 1Chr12:12 1Chr12:12 1Chr12:13 1Chr12:13 1Chr12:18 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:27 1Chr12:28 1Chr13:9 1Chr15:7 1Chr15:8

1739. eliel (7) 1740. amminadab (3) 1741. kushaiah 1742. zechariah (3) 1743. ben 1744. jaaziel 1745. shemiramoth 1746. jehiel (3) 1747. unni 1748. eliab (5) 1749. benaiah (4) 1750. maaseiah 1751. mattithiah (2) 1752. elipheleh 1753. mikneiah 1754. jeiel (2) 1755. azaziah 1756. chenaniah 1757. elkanah (8) 1758. shebaniah 1759. jehoshaphat (5) 1760. nethaneel (3) 1761. amasai (3) 1762. benaiah (5) 1763. eliezer (4) 1764. jeiel (3) 1765. jahaziel (2) 1766. obededom (2) 1767. jeduthun (2) 1768. hosah 1769. hadoram (2) 1770. shavsha 1771. sippai 1772. jair (3) 1773. lahmi 1774. ornan 1775. laadan (2) 1776. jehiel (4) 1777. zetham 1778. joel (9) 1779. shelomith (3) 1780. haziel 1781. haran (3) 1782. shimei (9) 1783. jahath (3) 1784. zina 1785. jeush (3)
110

1Chr15:9 1Chr15:10 1Chr15:17 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:18 1Chr15:21 1Chr15:22 1Chr15:23 1Chr15:24 1Chr15:24 1Chr15:24 1Chr15:24 1Chr15:24 1Chr15:24 1Chr16:5 1Chr16:6 1Chr16:38 1Chr16:38 1Chr16:38 1Chr18:10 1Chr18:16 1Chr20:4 1Chr20:5 1Chr20:5 1Chr21:15 1Chr23:7 1Chr23:8 1Chr23:8 1Chr23:8 1Chr23:9 1Chr23:9 1Chr23:9 1Chr23:10 1Chr23:10 1Chr23:10 1Chr23:10

1786. beriah (4) 1787. shebuel 1788. rehabiah 1789. shelomith (4) 1790. jeriah 1791. amariah (3) 1792. jahaziel (3) 1793. jekameam 1794. micah (4) 1795. jesiah (2) 1796. eleazar (4) 1797. kish (3) 1798. eder 1799. jeremoth (2) 1800. shemaiah (8) 1801. nethaneel (4) 1802. jehoiarib (2) 1803. jedaiah (3) 1804. harim 1805. seorim 1806. malchijah (2) 1807. mijamin 1808. hakkoz 1809. abijah (2) 1810. jeshuah 1811. shecaniah 1812. eliashib (2) 1813. jakim (2) 1814. huppah 1815. jeshebeab 1816. bilgah 1817. immer (2) 1818. hezir 1819. aphses 1820. pethahiah 1821. jehezekel 1822. jachin (3) 1823. gamul 1824. delaiah 1825. maaziah 1826. jehdeiah 1827. isshiah 1828. jahath (4) 1829. shamir 1830. isshiah (2) 1831. zechariah (4) 1832. jaaziah
111

1Chr23:10 1Chr23:16 1Chr23:17 1Chr23:18 1Chr23:19 1Chr23:19 1Chr23:19 1Chr23:19 1Chr23:20 1Chr23:20 1Chr23:21 1Chr23:21 1Chr23:23 1Chr23:23 1Chr24:6 1Chr24:6 1Chr24:7 1Chr24:7 1Chr24:8 1Chr24:8 1Chr24:9 1Chr24:9 1Chr24:10 1Chr24:10 1Chr24:11 1Chr24:11 1Chr24:12 1Chr24:12 1Chr24:13 1Chr24:13 1Chr24:14 1Chr24:14 1Chr24:15 1Chr24:15 1Chr24:16 1Chr24:16 1Chr24:17 1Chr24:17 1Chr24:18 1Chr24:18 1Chr24:20 1Chr24:21 1Chr24:22 1Chr24:24 1Chr24:25 1Chr24:25 1Chr24:26

1833. beno 1834. shoham 1835. zaccur (2) 1836. ibri 1837. jerahmeel (2) 1838. zaccur (3) 1839. joseph (3) 1840. nethaniah (2) 1841. asarelah 1842. gedaliah (2) 1843. zeri 1844. jeshaiah 1845. hashabiah (3) 1846. mattithiah (3) 1847. bukkiah 1848. mattaniah (3) 1849. uzziel (4) 1850. shebuel (2) 1851. jerimoth (4) 1852. hananiah (3) 1853. hanani (2) 1854. eliathah 1855. giddalti 1856. romamtiezer 1857. joshbekashah 1858. mallothi 1859. hothir 1860. mahazioth 1861. izri 1862. jesharelah 1863. shimei (10) 1864. azareel (2) 1865. jediael (4) 1866. zebadiah (4) 1867. jathniel 1868. elam (3) 1869. jehohanan 1870. elioenai (4) 1871. shemaiah (9) 1872. jehozabad (2) 1873. joah (3) 1874. sacar (2) 1875. nethaneel (5) 1876. ammiel (4) 1877. issachar (2) 1878. peulthai 1879. othni
112

1Chr24:26 1Chr24:27 1Chr24:27 1Chr24:27 1Chr24:29 1Chr25:2 1Chr25:2 1Chr25:2 1Chr25:2 1Chr25:3 1Chr25:3 1Chr25:3 1Chr25:3 1Chr25:3 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:4 1Chr25:11 1Chr25:14 1Chr25:17 1Chr25:18 1Chr26:2 1Chr26:2 1Chr26:2 1Chr26:3 1Chr26:3 1Chr26:3 1Chr26:4 1Chr26:4 1Chr26:4 1Chr26:4 1Chr26:4 1Chr26:5 1Chr26:5 1Chr26:5 1Chr26:7

1880. rephael 1881. obed (4) 1882. elzabad (2) 1883. elihu (3) 1884. semachiah 1885. simri 1886. hilkiah (4) 1887. tebaliah 1888. zechariah (5) 1889. shelemiah 1890. zechariah (6) 1891. shuppim (2) 1892. ahijah (5) 1893. jeshaiah (2) 1894. joram (2) 1895. zichri (6) 1896. shelomith (5) 1897. chenaniah (2) 1898. hashabiah (4) 1899. zabdiel 1900. mikloth (2) 1901. ammizabad 1902. zebadiah (5) 1903. shamhuth 1904. heldai 1905. eliezer (5) 1906. zichri (7) 1907. shephatiah (3) 1908. maachah (8) 1909. kemuel (3) 1910. omri (4) 1911. michael (8) 1912. ishmaiah 1913. obadiah (7) 1914. jerimoth (5) 1915. azriel (2) 1916. hoshea (2) 1917. azaziah (2) 1918. joel (10) 1919. pedaiah (3) 1920. iddo (3) 1921. zechariah (7) 1922. jaasiel 1923. abner (2) 1924. azareel (3) 1925. jeroham (6) 1926. azmaveth (3)
113

1Chr26:7 1Chr26:7 1Chr26:7 1Chr26:7 1Chr26:7 1Chr26:10 1Chr26:11 1Chr26:11 1Chr26:11 1Chr26:14 1Chr26:14 1Chr26:16 1Chr26:20 1Chr26:25 1Chr26:25 1Chr26:25 1Chr26:25 1Chr26:29 1Chr26:30 1Chr27:2 1Chr27:4 1Chr27:6 1Chr27:7 1Chr27:8 1Chr27:15 1Chr27:16 1Chr27:16 1Chr27:16 1Chr27:16 1Chr27:17 1Chr27:18 1Chr27:18 1Chr27:19 1Chr27:19 1Chr27:19 1Chr27:19 1Chr27:20 1Chr27:20 1Chr27:20 1Chr27:20 1Chr27:21 1Chr27:21 1Chr27:21 1Chr27:21 1Chr27:22 1Chr27:22 1Chr27:25

1927. adiel (3) 1928. jehonathan 1929. uzziah (3) 1930. ezri 1931. chelub (2) 1932. shimei (11) 1933. zabdi (3) 1934. baalhanan (2) 1935. joash (8) 1936. shitrai 1937. shaphat (5) 1938. adlai 1939. obil 1940. jehdeiah (2) 1941. jaziz 1942. jonathan (7) 1943. jehiel (5) 1944. hachmoni 1945. jehoiada (4) 1946. benaiah (6) 1947. iddo (4) 1948. mahalath (2) 1949. jerimoth (6) 1950. abihail (4) 1951. jeush (4) 1952. shamariah 1953. zaham 1954. attai (3) 1955. ziza (2) 1956. shelomith (6) 1957. uriel (2) 1958. zerah (5) 1959. azariah (10) 1960. oded 1961. hanani (3) 1962. benhail 1963. obadiah (8) 1964. zechariah (8) 1965. nethaneel (6) 1966. michaiah (2) 1967. shemaiah (10) 1968. nethaniah (3) 1969. zebadiah (6) 1970. asahel (2) 1971. shemiramoth (2) 1972. jehonathan (2) 1973. adonijah (2)
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1Chr27:25 1Chr27:25 1Chr27:25 1Chr27:26 1Chr27:26 1Chr27:27 1Chr27:27 1Chr27:28 1Chr27:28 1Chr27:29 1Chr27:29 1Chr27:29 1Chr27:30 1Chr27:30 1Chr27:31 1Chr27:32 1Chr27:32 1Chr27:32 1Chr27:34 1Chr27:34 2Chr9:29 2Chr11:18 2Chr11:18 2Chr11:18 2Chr11:19 2Chr11:19 2Chr11:19 2Chr11:20 2Chr11:20 2Chr11:20 2Chr13:2 2Chr14:9 2Chr15:1 2Chr15:1 2Chr16:7 2Chr17:7 2Chr17:7 2Chr17:7 2Chr17:7 2Chr17:7 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8

1974. tobijah 1975. tobadonijah 1976. elishama (5) 1977. jehoram (3) 1978. adnah (2) 1979. jehohanan (2) 1980. amasiah 1981. zichri (8) 1982. eliada (2) 1983. jehozabad (3) 1984. amariah (4) 1985. zebadiah (7) 1986. ishmael (4) 1987. jahaziel (4) 1988. zechariah (9) 1989. benaiah (7) 1990. jeiel (4) 1991. mattaniah (4) 1992. eliezer (6) 1993. dodavah 1994. azariah (11) 1995. jehiel (6) 1996. zechariah (10) 1997. azariah (12) 1998. michael (9)

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

2. People with different but similar names are not included as separate names. This applies to the following names: Ahaziah Jehosheba Jecholiah Abi Zachariah 2Ki8:24 2Ki11:2 2Ki15:2 2Ki18:2 2Ki18:2 Azariah Jehoshabeath Jecoliah Abijah Zechariah
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2Chr22:6 2Chr22:11 2Chr26:3 2Chr29:1 2Chr29:1

Michaiah Asahiah Harhas Tikvah Azariah Jehozadak Asaiah Malchijah Meshillemith Hasshub Shemaiah Hakkoz Jeshuah Jerushah Rehum Seraiah Parosh Adonikam Hezekiah Hodaviah Siaha Paseah Mehunim Nephusim Bazluth Thamah Peruda Jaalah Ami Addan Uriah Kelaiah Malchiah Halohesh Ginnethon Bilgai Azareel Maadiah Sallu Jonathan Bigtha Harbona Hege

2Ki22:12 2Ki22:12 2Ki22:14 2Ki22:14 1Chr6:13, Ezra7:1 1Chr6:14 1Chr9:5 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:14 1Chr9:16 1Chr24:10 1Chr24:11 2Chr27:1 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:3 Ezra2:13 Ezra2:16 Ezra2:40 Ezra2:44 Ezra2:49 Ezra2:50 Ezra2:50 Ezra2:52 Ezra2:53 Ezra2:55 Ezra2:56 Ezra2:57 Ezra2:59 Ezra8:33 Ezra10:23 Ezra10:31 Neh3:12 Neh10:6 Neh10:8 Neh11:13 Neh12:5 Neh12:7 Neh12:11 Est1:10 Est1:10 Est2:3

Micah Asaiah Hasrah Tikvath Seraiah Jozadak Maaseiah Malchiah Meshillemoth Hashub Shammua Koz Jeshua Jerusha Nehum Azariah Pharosh Adonijah Hizkijah Hodevah Sia Phaseah Meunim Nephishesim Bazlith Tamah Perida Jaala Amon Addon Urijah Kelita Malchijah Hallohesh Ginnetho Bilgah Azarael Moadiah Sallai Johanan Bigthan Harbonah Hegai
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2Chr34:20 2Chr34:20 2Chr34:22 2Chr34:22 Neh11:11 Ezra3:2 Neh11:5 Neh11:12 Neh11:13 Neh11:15 Neh11:17 Ezra2:61 Ezra2:36 2Ki15:33 Neh7:7 Neh7:7, Neh10:2, Neh12:33 Ezra8:3 Neh10:16 Neh10:17 Neh7:43 Neh7:47 Neh7:51 Neh7:52 Neh7:52 Neh7:54 Neh7:55 Neh7:57 Neh7:58 Neh7:59 Neh7:61 Neh3:4 Ezra10:23 Neh3:11 Neh10:24 Neh12:4 Neh12:5, Neh12:18 Neh12:36 Neh12:17 Neh12:20 Neh12:22 Est2:21 Est7:9 Est2:8

3. The following are probably place names and are not included: Magbish (Ezra2:30) Senaah (Ezra2:35) and Hassenaah (Neh3:3) 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. 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 named sons, so is included as a named person. 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 (I have counted them as a name and a title, even though Pharaohnecho contains both). 9. There are two sets of Benjaminites called Sallu the son of Meshullam (1Chr9:7, Neh11:7), 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. 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.
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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 (i.e. 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: Neh10:3, Neh12:2 and Neh12:13. Amok: Neh12:7 and Neh12:20. Anaiah: Neh8:4 and Neh10:22. Arah: Ezra2:5 and Neh6:18. Azariah: 1Chr6:10 and Ezra7:3. Azgad: Ezra2:12 and Ezra8:12. Azrikam: 1Chr9:14 and Neh11:15. Bakbukiah: Neh11:17, Neh12:9 and Neh12:25. Bani: Neh3:17, Neh8:7, Neh9:4, Neh9:5, Neh10:14 and Neh11:22. Bani: The other Bani in Neh9:4 and Neh10:13. Baruch: Neh3:20 and Neh10:6. Bebai: Ezra2:11, Ezra8:11, Ezra10:28 and Neh7:16. Benjamin: Ezra10:32 and Neh3:23. Binnui: Ezra8:33, Neh10:9 and Neh12:8. Bunni: Neh9:4 and Neh10:15. Daniel: Ezra8:2 and Neh10:6. Eleazar: Ezra8:33 and Neh12:42. Eliashib: Neh3:1 and Neh12:10. Elizaphan: Exo6:22, 1Chr15:8 and 2Chr29:13. Ezra: Ezra7:1 and Neh12:33. Galal: 1Chr9:16 and Neh11:17. Ginnethon: Neh10:6 and Neh12:16. Hanan: Neh8:7, Neh10:10 and Neh13:13. Hananiah: Neh12:12 and Neh12:41. Harim: Ezra10:31 and Neh3:11. Harim: 1Chr24:8, Ezra2:39, Ezra10:21 and Neh12:15. Hashabiah: 1Chr26:30 and 1Chr27:17.
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Hashabiah: 1Chr9:14 and Neh11:15. Hashabiah: Ezra8:19, Ezra8:24 and Neh12:24. 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: Neh8:4, Neh12:7 and Neh12:21. Hodijah: Neh8:7, Neh9:5 and Neh10:10. Iddo: Ezra5:1 and Neh12:4. Immer: 1Chr9:12, Ezra2:37 and Ezra10:20. Jachin: 1Chr9:10 and Neh11:10. Jedaiah: 1Chr9:10, Ezra2:36 and Neh7:39. Jedaiah: Neh11:10 and Neh12:6. Jeduthun: 1Chr9:16 and Neh11:17. Jehiel: 2Chr29:14 and 2Chr31:13. Jehohanan: 2Chr17:15 and 2Chr23:1. Jeremiah: Neh10:2, Neh12:1 and Neh12:34. Jeshua: 2Chr31:15 and Ezra2:40. Jeshua: 1Chr24:11 and Ezra2:36. Jeshua Neh8:7 and Neh12:8. Joiarib: Neh11:10 the same as Jehoiarib (1Chr9:10 or 1Chr24:7). Joiarib: Neh12:6 and Neh12:19. Jozabad: 2Chr31:13 and 2Chr35:9. Judah: Ezra3:9 and Neh4:10. Judah: Neh11:9 and Neh12:34. Judah: Ezra10:23, Neh12:8 and Neh12:36. Kadmiel: Ezra2:40 and Neh9:4. Kelita: Kelaiah/Kelita (Ezra10:23), Neh8:7 and Neh10:10. Maaseiah: Neh8:4 and Neh8:7. Mahath: 2Chr29:12 and 2Chr31:13. Malluch: Neh10:4 and Neh12:2. Mattaniah: 1Chr9:15, Neh11:17, Neh12:8 and Neh12:25. Meremoth: Ezra8:33, Neh3:4, Neh3:21, Neh10:5 and Neh12:3. Meshezabeel: Neh10:21 and Neh11:24. Meshullam: Ezra8:16, Ezra10:15 and Ezra10:29. Meshullam: Neh12:13 or Neh12:16 and Neh12:33. Miniamin: Neh12:17 and Neh12:41. Nathan: Ezra8:16 and Ezra10:39. Paseah: Ezra2:49 and Neh3:6. Pashur: 1Chr9:12, Ezra2:38, Ezra10:22 and Neh10:3. Pelaiah: Neh8:7 and Neh10:10. Pethahiah: Ezra10:23 and Neh9:5. Sallu: 1Chr9:7 and Neh11:7. Seraiah: Neh10:2, Neh12:1 and Neh12:12. Shabbethai: Ezra10:15, Neh8:7 and Neh11:16. Shallum: 1Chr9:17, Ezra2:42 and Neh7:45. Shallum: 1Chr6:12 and Ezra7:2. Shimeath: 2Ki12:21 and 2Chr24:26. Shealtiel: Ezra3:2 and Neh12:1. Shebaniah: Neh9:4, Neh9:5 and Neh10:10. Shebaniah: Neh10:4 and Neh12:14. Shemaiah: Ezra8:13 and Ezra8:16.
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Shemaiah: 1Chr9:14 and Neh11:15. Shemaiah: Neh10:8, Neh12:6 and Neh12:18. Shemaiah: 2Chr29:14 and 2Chr31:15. Shemaiah son of Shechaniah (Neh3:29) is listed in 1Chr3:22. Shephatiah: Ezra2:4 and Ezra8:8. Sherebiah: Ezra8:8 and Neh10:12. Talmon: 1Chr9:17, Ezra2:42, Neh11:19 and Neh12:25. Uzzi: Neh12:19 and Neh12:42. Zechariah: Ezra8:16 and Neh8:4 – 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 (Ezra8:9 and Neh10:5) 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 probably unique individuals. Therefore, they are included in the list: Elam (Neh10:14). Azgad (Neh10:15). Bebai (Neh10:15). Bigvai (Neh10:16). Adin (Neh10:16).

1999. shephatiah (4) 2000. jehoahaz (3) 2001. azariah (12) 2002. jeroham (7) 2003. ishmael (5) 2004. azariah (13) 2005. obed (5) 2006. maaseiah (2) 2007. adaiah (5) 2008. elishaphat 2009. zichri (9)
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2Chr21:2 2Chr21:17 2Chr23:1 2Chr23:1 2Chr23:1 2Chr23:1 2Chr23:1 2Chr23:1 2Chr23:1 2Chr23:1 2Chr23:1

2010. zechariah (11) 2011. zabad (4) 2012. shimrith 2013. obededom (3) 2014. zechariah (12) 2015. jeiel (5) 2016. maaseiah (3) 2017. hananiah (4) 2018. zichri (10) 2019. maaseiah (4) 2020. azrikam (4) 2021. elkanah (9) 2022. oded (2) 2023. azariah (14) 2024. johanan (7) 2025. berechiah (3) 2026. meshillemoth 2027. jehizkiah 2028. shallum (8) 2029. amasa (2) 2030. hadlai 2031. mahath (2) 2032. amasai (4) 2033. joel (11) 2034. azariah (15) 2035. kish (4) 2036. abdi (2) 2037. azariah (16) 2038. jehalelel 2039. joah (4) 2040. zimmah (3) 2041. eden 2042. joah (5) 2043. shimri (3) 2044. jeiel (6) 2045. zechariah (13) 2046. mattaniah (5) 2047. jehiel (7) 2048. shimei (12) 2049. shemaiah (11) 2050. uzziel (5) 2051. azariah (17) 2052. cononiah 2053. shimei (13) 2054. azaziah (3) 2055. nahath (3) 2056. asahel (3)
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2Chr24:20 2Chr24:26 2Chr24:26 2Chr25:24 2Chr26:5 2Chr26:11 2Chr26:11 2Chr26:11 2Chr28:7 2Chr28:7 2Chr28:7 2Chr28:7 2Chr28:9 2Chr28:12 2Chr28:12 2Chr28:12 2Chr28:12 2Chr28:12 2Chr28:12 2Chr28:12 2Chr28:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:12 2Chr29:13 2Chr29:13 2Chr29:13 2Chr29:13 2Chr29:14 2Chr29:14 2Chr29:14 2Chr29:14 2Chr31:10 2Chr31:12 2Chr31:12 2Chr31:13 2Chr31:13 2Chr31:13

2057. jerimoth (7) 2058. jozabad (3) 2059. eliel (8) 2060. ismachiah 2061. benaiah (8) 2062. kore (2) 2063. imnah (2) 2064. eden (2) 2065. miniamin 2066. jeshua 2067. amariah (5) 2068. shecaniah (2) 2069. maaseiah (5) 2070. joah (6) 2071. joahaz 2072. jahath (5) 2073. obadiah (9) 2074. zechariah (14) 2075. meshullam (8) 2076. abdon (4) 2077. zechariah (15) 2078. jehiel (8) 2079. conaniah 2080. shemaiah (12) 2081. nethaneel (7) 2082. hashabiah (5) 2083. jeiel (7) 2084. jeremiah (6) 2085. cyrus 2086. mithredath 2087. sheshbazzar 2088. jeshua (2) 2089. nehemiah 2090. seraiah (6) 2091. reelaiah 2092. mordecai 2093. bilshan 2094. mizpar 2095. bigvai 2096. rehum 2097. baanah (4) 2098. parosh 2099. shephatiah (5) 2100. arah (2) 2101. pahathmoab 2102. jeshua (3) 2103. joab (3)
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2Chr31:13 2Chr31:13 2Chr31:13 2Chr31:13 2Chr31:13 2Chr31:14 2Chr31:14 2Chr31:15 2Chr31:15 2Chr31:15 2Chr31:15 2Chr31:15 2Chr34:8 2Chr34:8 2Chr34:8 2Chr34:12 2Chr34:12 2Chr34:12 2Chr34:12 2Chr34:20 2Chr35:8 2Chr35:8 2Chr35:9 2Chr35:9 2Chr35:9 2Chr35:9 2Chr35:9 2Chr35:25 2Chr36:22 Ezra1:8 Ezra1:8 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:2 Ezra2:3 Ezra2:4 Ezra2:5 Ezra2:6 Ezra2:6 Ezra2:6

2104. elam (4) 2105. zattu 2106. zaccai 2107. bani (4) 2108. bebai 2109. azgad 2110. adonikam 2111. adin 2112. ater 2113. hezekiah (3) 2114. bezai 2115. jorah 2116. hashum 2117. elam (5) 2118. harim (2) 2119. kadmiel 2120. hodaviah (3) 2121. ater (2) 2122. hatita 2123. shobai 2124. ziha 2125. hasupha 2126. tabbaoth 2127. keros 2128. siaha 2129. padon 2130. lebanah 2131. hagabah 2132. akkub (3) 2133. hagab 2134. shalmai 2135. hanan (4) 2136. giddel 2137. gahar 2138. reaiah (2) 2139. rezin (2) 2140. nekoda 2141. gazzam 2142. uzza (4) 2143. paseah (2) 2144. besai 2145. asnah 2146. mehunim 2147. nephusim 2148. bakbuk 2149. hakupha 2150. harhur
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Ezra2:7 Ezra2:8 Ezra2:9 Ezra2:10 Ezra2:11 Ezra2:12 Ezra2:13 Ezra2:15 Ezra2:16 Ezra2:16 Ezra2:17 Ezra2:18 Ezra2:19 Ezra2:31 Ezra2:32 Ezra2:40 Ezra2:40 Ezra2:42 Ezra2:42 Ezra2:42 Ezra2:43 Ezra2:43 Ezra2:43 Ezra2:44 Ezra2:44 Ezra2:44 Ezra2:45 Ezra2:45 Ezra2:45 Ezra2:46 Ezra2:46 Ezra2:46 Ezra2:47 Ezra2:47 Ezra2:47 Ezra2:48 Ezra2:48 Ezra2:48 Ezra2:49 Ezra2:49 Ezra2:49 Ezra2:50 Ezra2:50 Ezra2:50 Ezra2:51 Ezra2:51 Ezra2:51

2151. bazluth 2152. mehida 2153. harsha 2154. barkos 2155. sisera (2) 2156. thamah 2157. neziah 2158. hatipha 2159. sotai 2160. sophereth 2161. peruda 2162. jaalah 2163. darkon 2164. giddel (2) 2165. shephatiah (6) 2166. hattil 2167. pochereth 2168. ami 2169. cherub 2170. addan 2171. immer (3) 2172. delaiah (2) 2173. tobiah 2174. nekoda (2) 2175. habaiah 2176. barzillai (3) 2177. tirshatha 2178. shealtiel 2179. henadad 2180. judah (2) 2181. darius 2182. ahasuerus 2183. artaxerxes 2184. bishlam 2185. mithredath (2) 2186. tabeel 2187. rehum (2) 2188. shimshai 2189. asnapper 2190. haggai 2191. zechariah (16) 2192. iddo (5) 2193. tatnai 2194. shetharboznai 2195. ezra (2) 2196. gershom (2) 2197. daniel (2)
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2198. hattush (2) 2199. shechaniah (2) 2200. zechariah (17) 2201. elihoenai 2202. zerahiah (2) 2203. shechaniah (3) 2204. jahaziel (5) 2205. ebed (2) 2206. jonathan (8) 2207. jeshaiah (3) 2208. athaliah (3) 2209. zebadiah (8) 2210. michael (10) 2211. obadiah (10) 2212. jehiel (9) 2213. shelomith (7) 2214. josiphiah 2215. zechariah (18) 2216. johanan (8) 2217. hakkatan 2218. eliphelet (4) 2219. jeiel (8) 2220. shemaiah (13) 2221. uthai (2) 2222. zabbud 2223. eliezer (7) 2224. ariel 2225. elnathan (2) 2226. jarib (2) 2227. elnathan (3) 2228. nathan (6) 2229. meshullam (9) 2230. joiarib 2231. elnathan (4) 2232. iddo (6) 2233. sherebiah 2234. hashabiah (6) 2235. jeshaiah (4) 2236. meremoth 2237. uriah (2) 2238. eleazar (5) 2239. phinehas (3) 2240. jozabad (4) 2241. jeshua (4) 2242. noadiah 2243. binnui 2244. shechaniah (4)
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2245. jehiel (10) 2246. johanan (9) 2247. eliashib (3) 2248. jonathan (9) 2249. asahel (4) 2250. jahaziah 2251. tikvah (2) 2252. shabbethai 2253. maaseiah (6) 2254. eliezer (8) 2255. jarib (3) 2256. gedaliah (3) 2257. hanani (4) 2258. zebadiah (9) 2259. maaseiah (7) 2260. elijah (2) 2261. shemaiah (14) 2262. jehiel (11) 2263. uzziah (4) 2264. elioenai (5) 2265. maaseiah (8) 2266. ishmael (6) 2267. nethaneel (8) 2268. jozabad (5) 2269. elasah 2270. jozabad (6) 2271. shimei (14) 2272. kelaiah 2273. pethahiah (2) 2274. judah (3) 2275. eliezer (9) 2276. eliashib (4) 2277. shallum (9) 2278. telem 2279. uri (3) 2280. ramiah 2281. jeziah 2282. malchiah (2) 2283. miamin 2284. eleazar (6) 2285. malchijah (3) 2286. benaiah (9) 2287. mattaniah (6) 2288. zechariah (19) 2289. jehiel (12) 2290. abdi (3) 2291. jeremoth (3)
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2292. eliah (2) 2293. elioenai (6) 2294. eliashib (5) 2295. mattaniah (7) 2296. jeremoth (4) 2297. zabad (5) 2298. aziza 2299. jehohanan (3) 2300. hananiah (5) 2301. zabbai 2302. athlai 2303. malluch (2) 2304. adaiah (6) 2305. jashub 2306. sheal 2307. ramoth 2308. adna 2309. chelal 2310. benaiah (10) 2311. maaseiah (9) 2312. mattaniah (8) 2313. bezaleel (2) 2314. binnui (2) 2315. manasseh (3) 2316. harim (3) 2317. eliezer (10) 2318. ishijah 2319. malchiah (3) 2320. shemaiah (15) 2321. shimeon 2322. benjamin (3) 2323. malluch (3) 2324. shemariah (2) 2325. mattenai 2326. mattathah 2327. zabad (6) 2328. eliphelet (5) 2329. jeremai 2330. manasseh (4) 2331. shimei (15) 2332. bani (5) 2333. maadai 2334. amram (3) 2335. uel 2336. benaiah (11) 2337. bedeiah 2338. chelluh
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2339. vaniah 2340. meremoth (2) 2341. eliashib (6) 2342. mattaniah (9) 2343. mattenai (2) 2344. jaasau 2345. bani (6) 2346. binnui (3) 2347. shimei (16) 2348. shelemiah (2) 2349. adaiah (7) 2350. machnadebai 2351. shashai 2352. sharai 2353. azareel (4) 2354. shelemiah (3) 2355. shemariah (3) 2356. shallum (10) 2357. amariah (6) 2358. joseph (4) 2359. nebo 2360. jeiel (9) 2361. mattithiah (4) 2362. zabad (7) 2363. zebina 2364. jadau 2365. joel (12) 2366. benaiah (12) 2367. nehemiah (2) 2368. hachaliah 2369. hanani (5) 2370. asaph (3) 2371. sanballat 2372. tobiah (2) 2373. geshem 2374. eliashib (7) 2375. zaccur (4) 2376. imri (2) 2377. meshullam (10) 2378. berechiah (4) 2379. meshezabeel 2380. zadok (5) 2381. baana (2) 2382. jehoiada (5) 2383. meshullam (11) 2384. besodeiah 2385. melatiah
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2386. jadon 2387. uzziel (6) 2388. harhaiah 2389. hananiah (6) 2390. rephaiah (4) 2391. hur (5) 2392. jedaiah (4) 2393. harumaph 2394. hattush (3) 2395. hashabniah 2396. hashub 2397. shallum (11) 2398. halohesh 2399. hanun (2) 2400. malchiah (4) 2401. rechab (3) 2402. shallun 2403. colhozeh 2404. nehemiah (3) 2405. azbuk 2406. rehum (3) 2407. bani (7) 2408. hashabiah (7) 2409. bavai 2410. ezer (5) 2411. jeshua (5) 2412. baruch 2413. zabbai (2) 2414. hashub (2) 2415. azariah (18) 2416. maaseiah (10) 2417. ananiah 2418. binnui (4) 2419. palal 2420. uzai 2421. pedaiah (4) 2422. parosh (2) 2423. zadok (6) 2424. immer (4) 2425. hananiah (7) 2426. shelemiah (4) 2427. hanun (3) 2428. zalaph 2429. malchiah (5) 2430. gashmu 2431. shemaiah (16) 2432. delaiah (3)
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2433. mehetabeel 2434. noadiah (2) 2435. shechaniah (5) 2436. johanan (10) 2437. hananiah (8) 2438. raamiah 2439. nahamani 2440. mispereth 2441. binnui (5) 2442. hariph 2443. mattithiah (5) 2444. shema (3) 2445. anaiah 2446. urijah (2) 2447. hilkiah (5) 2448. maaseiah (11) 2449. pedaiah (5) 2450. mishael (2) 2451. malchiah (6) 2452. hashum (2) 2453. hashbadana 2454. meshullam (12) 2455. jeshua (6) 2456. jamin (3) 2457. akkub (4) 2458. hodijah 2459. azariah (19) 2460. jozabad (7) 2461. hanan (5) 2462. pelaiah (2) 2463. tirshatha (2) 2464. shebaniah (2) 2465. bunni 2466. bani (8) 2467. chenani 2468. hashabniah (2) 2469. zidkijah 2470. seraiah (7) 2471. jeremiah (7) 2472. amariah (7) 2473. malchijah (4) 2474. shebaniah (3) 2475. malluch (4) 2476. harim (4) 2477. obadiah (11) 2478. ginnethon 2479. meshullam (13)
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2480. abijah (3) 2481. mijamin (2) 2482. maaziah (2) 2483. bilgai 2484. shemaiah (17) 2485. jeshua (7) 2486. azaniah 2487. micha (2) 2488. rehob (2) 2489. zaccur (5) 2490. shebaniah (4) 2491. hodijah (2) 2492. beninu 2493. elam (6) 2494. azgad (2) 2495. bebai (2) 2496. bigvai (2) 2497. adin (2) 2498. azzur 2499. hodijah (3) 2500. bezai (2) 2501. hariph (2) 2502. anathoth (2) 2503. nebai 2504. magpiash 2505. meshullam (14) 2506. hezir (2) 2507. meshezabeel (2) 2508. zadok (7) 2509. jaddua 2510. pelatiah (3) 2511. hanan (6) 2512. hoshea (3) 2513. hananiah (9) 2514. hashub (3) 2515. pileha 2516. shobek 2517. rehum (4) 2518. hashabnah 2519. maaseiah (12) 2520. ahijah (6) 2521. hanan (7) 2522. anan 2523. malluch (5) 2524. harim (5) 2525. baanah (5) 2526. athaiah
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2527. uzziah (5) 2528. zechariah (20) 2529. amariah (8) 2530. shephatiah (7) 2531. mahalaleel (2) 2532. baruch (2) 2533. colhozeh (2) 2534. hazaiah 2535. adaiah (8) 2536. joiarib (2) 2537. zechariah (21) 2538. shiloni 2539. meshullam (15) 2540. joed 2541. pedaiah (6) 2542. kolaiah 2543. maaseiah (13) 2544. ithiel 2545. jesaiah (2) 2546. gabbai 2547. sallai 2548. joel (13) 2549. zichri (11) 2550. judah (4) 2551. senuah 2552. jedaiah (5) 2553. joiarib (3) 2554. pelaliah 2555. amzi (2) 2556. zechariah (22) 2557. amashai 2558. azareel (5) 2559. ahasai 2560. zabdiel (2) 2561. bunni (2) 2562. jozabad (8) 2563. zabdi (4) 2564. bakbukiah 2565. abda (2) 2566. ziha (2) 2567. gispa 2568. uzzi (5) 2569. hashabiah (8) 2570. pethahiah (3) 2571. hattush (4) 2572. shechaniah (6) 2573. rehum (5)
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2574. miamin (2) 2575. maadiah 2576. joiarib (4) 2577. sallu (2) 2578. amok 2579. jedaiah (6) 2580. unni (2) 2581. joiakim 2582. joiada 2583. jonathan (10) 2584. jaddua (2) 2585. meraiah 2586. hananiah (10) 2587. meshullam (16) 2588. jehohanan (4) 2589. melicu 2590. jonathan (11) 2591. joseph (5) 2592. adna (2) 2593. meraioth (3) 2594. helkai 2595. meshullam (17) 2596. zichri (12) 2597. miniamin (2) 2598. piltai 2599. shammua (2) 2600. jehonathan (3) 2601. mattenai (3) 2602. uzzi (6) 2603. kallai 2604. eber (3) 2605. hashabiah (9) 2606. nethaneel (9) 2607. darius (2) 2608. jeshua (8) 2609. obadiah (12) 2610. meshullam (18) 2611. hoshaiah 2612. benjamin (4) 2613. shemaiah (18) 2614. zechariah (23) 2615. jonathan (12) 2616. shemaiah (19) 2617. milalai 2618. gilalai 2619. maai 2620. nethaneel (10)
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2621. hanani (6) 2622. eliakim (3) 2623. maaseiah (14) 2624. michaiah (3) 2625. elioenai (7) 2626. zechariah (24) 2627. maaseiah (15) 2628. jehohanan (5) 2629. malchijah (5) 2630. elam (7) 2631. ezer (6) 2632. jezrahiah 2633. shelemiah (5) 2634. zadok (8) 2635. pedaiah (7) 2636. zaccur (6) 2637. mattaniah (10) 2638. ahasuerus (2) 2639. vashti 2640. mehuman 2641. biztha 2642. harbona 2643. bigtha 2644. abagtha 2645. zethar 2646. carcas 2647. carshena 2648. shethar 2649. admatha 2650. tarshish (2) 2651. meres 2652. marsena 2653. memucan 2654. hege 2655. mordecai (2) 2656. jair (4) 2657. shimei (17) 2658. kish (5) 2659. hadassah 2660. esther 2661. shaashgaz 2662. abihail (5) 2663. teresh 2664. haman

Neh12:36 Neh12:41 Neh12:41 Neh12:41 Neh12:41 Neh12:41 Neh12:42 Neh12:42 Neh12:42 Neh12:42 Neh12:42 Neh12:42 Neh13:13 Neh13:13 Neh13:13 Neh13:13 Neh13:13 Est1:1 Est1:9 Est1:10 Est1:10 Est1:10 Est1:10 Est1:10 Est1:10 Est1:10 Est1:14 Est1:14 Est1:14 Est1:14 Est1:14 Est1:14 Est1:14 Est2:3 Est2:5 Est2:5 Est2:5 Est2:5 Est2:7 Est2:7 Est2:14 Est2:15 Est2:21 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 (Pauline theology) is bound for a thousand 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 a thousand 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 parablerelated 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 Reu Serug Hamor Hananiah Daniel Hananiah Mishael Ge11:17 Ge11:18 Ge11:20 Ge33:19 1Chr3:19 Eze14:14 Dan1:6 Dan1:6
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Phalec Ragau Saruch Emmor Joanna Belteshazzar Shadrach Meshach

Luke3:35 Luke3:35 Luke3:35 Acts7:16 Luke3:27 Dan1:7 Dan1:7 Dan1:7

Azariah Heldai Simon Matthew Thomas Tabitha

Dan1:6 Zec6:10 Mat4:18 Mat9:9 Mat10:3 Acts9:36

Abednego Helem Cephas Levi Didymus Dorcas

Dan1:7 Zec6:14 John1:42 Mark2:14 John11:16 Acts9:36

2. People with different but similar names are not included as separate names. This applies to the following names: Mahalaleel Methuselah Noah Shem Salah Eber Nahor Terah Aram Judah Asher Pharez Zarah Hezron Amminadab Naashon Boaz Ram Uriah Rehoboam Josiah Abijah Jehoshaphat Elijah Azariah Jehonadab Jehosheba Jonah Jotham Ahaz Urijah Hezekiah Shalmaneser Isaiah Berodachbaladan Manasseh Jehoahaz Ge5:15 Ge5:26 Ge5:29 Ge6:10 Ge11:13 Ge11:15 Ge11:23 Ge11:24 Ge22:21 Ge29:35 Ge30:13 Ge38:29 Ge38:30 Ge46:9 Exo6:23 Exo6:23 Ruth2:1 Ruth4:19 2Sm11:3 1Ki11:43 1Ki13:2 1Ki14:1 1Ki15:24 1Ki17:1 2Ki14:21 2Ki10:15 2Ki11:2 2Ki14:25 2Ki15:5 2Ki15:38 2Ki16:10 2Ki16:20 2Ki17:3 2Ki19:2 2Ki20:12 2Ki20:21 2Ki23:30 Maleleel Mathusala Noe Sem Sala Heber Nachor Thara Ram Judas Aser Phares Zara Esrom Aminadab Naasson Booz Aram Urias Roboam Josias Abia Josaphat Elias Ozias Jonadab Jehoshabeath Jonas Joatham Achaz Uriah Ezekias Shalman Esaias Merodachbaladan Manasses Jechonias Luke3:37 Luke3:37 Mat24:37 Luke3:36 Luke3:35 Luke3:35 Luke3:34 Luke3:34 Job32:2 Mat1:2 Luke2:36 Mat1:3 Mat1:3 Mat1:3 Mat1:4 Mat1:4 Mat1:5 Mat1:3 Mat1:6 Mat1:7 Mat1:10 Mat1:7 Mat1:8 Mat11:14 Mat1:8 Jer35:6 2Chr22:11 Mat12:39 Mat1:9 Mat1:9 Isa8:2 Mat1:9 Hos10:14 Mat3:3 Isa39:1 Mat1:10 Mat1:11

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Nebuchadnezzar Jaazaniah Careah Jeconiah Zerubbabel Jehozadak Malchijah Malchijah Abijah Jeremiah Jeshua Bigtha Harbona Immanuel Jehucal Rahel Messiah Berechiah Zechariah Judas Jona

2Ki24:1 2Ki25:23 2Ki25:23 1Chr3:16 1Chr3:19 1Chr6:14 1Chr9:12 1Chr9:12 1Chr24:10 2Chr35:25 Ezra2:6 Est1:10 Est1:10 Isa7:14 Jer37:3 Jer31:15 Dan9:25 Zec1:1 Zec1:1 Mat13:55 John1:42

Nebuchadrezzar Jezaniah Kareah Coniah Zorobabel Josedech Melchiah Malchiah Abia Jeremy Joshua Bigthana Harbonah Emmanuel Jucal Rachel Messias Barachias Zacharias Juda Jonas

Jer21:2 Jer40:8 Jer40:8 Jer22:24 Mat1:12 Hag1:1 Jer21:1 Jer38:6 Luke1:5 Mat2:17 Hag1:1 Est6:2 Est7:9 Mat1:23 Jer38:1 Mat2:18 John1:41 Mat23:35 Mat23:35 Mark6:3 John21:15

3. Surnames are not included in the list even if they have been given to people as extra names. The following people have surnames: Simon Peter (Mat4:18) Lebbaeus Thaddaeus (Mat10:3) Judas Iscariot (Mat10:4) Simon Barjona (Mat16:17) Pontius Pilate (Mat27:2) Mary Magdalene (Mat27:56) James and John Boanerges (Mark3:17) Joseph Justus (Acts1:23) Joses Barnabas (Acts4:36) John Mark (Acts12:12) Sergius Paulus (Acts13:7) 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. Titles of Jesus are included (e.g. Christ) but where he is referred to as God his titles are not included (e.g. Lord). Rabboni (John20:16) and Rabbi (John1:38) are not included as titles or names – they were not official titles of Jesus. I have not included any
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reference to Jesus as the Son (Son of God, Son of Man and Son of David); they are not names but their status as titles is arguable. 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. 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.
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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. The following verses are thought to refer to the same individuals: Zechariah: Isa8:2 is the same as either 2Ki18:2 or 2Chr26:5. Iddo: Ezra5:1 and Zec1:1; Iddo is thought to be an ancestor of Zechariah. Jeremiah: 2Chr35:25 and Jer1:1. Micah: Jer26:18 and Mic1:1. Neriah son of Maaseiah: Jer32:12 and Jer51:59. Nethaniah: 2Ki25:23-25 and Jer40:8. Shaphan: 2Ki22:3 and Jer36:10. Tanhumeth: 2Ki25:23 and Jer40:8. Zechariah: Ezra5:1 and Zec1:1. Zephaniah: 2Ki25:18, Jer21:1 and Jer52:24. James the son of Alphaeus (Mat10:3) 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).

2665. hammedatha 2666. hatach 2667. zeresh 2668. parshandatha 2669. dalphon 2670. aspatha 2671. poratha 2672. adalia 2673. aridatha 2674. parmashta 2675. arisai 2676. aridai 2677. vajezatha 2678. job (2) 2679. eliphaz (2) 2680. bildad 2681. zophar 2682. elihu (4)

Est3:1 Est4:5 Est5:10 Est9:7 Est9:7 Est9:7 Est9:8 Est9:8 Est9:8 Est9:9 Est9:9 Est9:9 Est9:9 Job1:1 Job2:11 Job2:11 Job2:11 Job32:2

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2683. barachel 2684. jemima 2685. kezia 2686. kerenhappuch 2687. agur 2688. jakeh 2689. ithiel (2) 2690. ucal 2691. lemuel 2692. shearjashub 2693. tabeal 2694. immanuel 2695. mahershalalhashbaz 2696. jeberechiah 2697. sargon 2698. hilkiah (6) 2699. pashur (2) 2700. immer (5) 2701. magormissabib 2702. maaseiah (16) 2703. micah (5) 2704. urijah (3) 2705. shemaiah (20) 2706. achbor (3) 2707. hananiah (11) 2708. azur 2709. elasah (2) 2710. shaphan (3) 2711. gemariah 2712. hilkiah (7) 2713. ahab (2) 2714. kolaiah (2) 2715. zedekiah (4) 2716. maaseiah (17) 2717. shemaiah (21) 2718. jehoiada (6) 2719. rahel 2720. hanameel 2721. shallum (12) 2722. baruch (3) 2723. neriah 2724. maaseiah (18) 2725. jaazaniah (2) 2726. jeremiah (8) 2727. habaziniah 2728. hanan (8) 2729. igdaliah
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Job32:2 Job42:14 Job42:14 Job42:14 Prv30:1 Prv30:1 Prv30:1 Prv30:1 Prv31:1 Isa7:3 Isa7:6 Isa7:14 Isa8:1 Isa8:2 Isa20:1 Jer1:1 Jer20:1 Jer20:1 Jer20:3 Jer21:1 Jer26:18 Jer26:20 Jer26:20 Jer26:22 Jer28:1 Jer28:1 Jer29:3 Jer29:3 Jer29:3 Jer29:3 Jer29:21 Jer29:21 Jer29:21 Jer29:21 Jer29:24 Jer29:26 Jer31:15 Jer32:7 Jer32:7 Jer32:12 Jer32:12 Jer32:12 Jer35:3 Jer35:3 Jer35:3 Jer35:4 Jer35:4

2730. maaseiah (19) 2731. shallum (13) 2732. gemariah (2) 2733. michaiah (4) 2734. elishama (6) 2735. delaiah (4) 2736. shemaiah (22) 2737. zedekiah (5) 2738. hananiah (12) 2739. jehudi 2740. nethaniah (4) 2741. shelemiah (6) 2742. cushi (2) 2743. jerahmeel (3) 2744. hammelech 2745. seraiah (8) 2746. azriel (3) 2747. shelemiah (7) 2748. abdeel 2749. jehucal 2750. shelemiah (8) 2751. irijah 2752. shelemiah (9) 2753. hananiah (13) 2754. jonathan (13) 2755. shephatiah (8) 2756. mattan (2) 2757. gedaliah (4) 2758. pashur (3) 2759. ebedmelech 2760. nergalsharezer 2761. samgarnebo 2762. sarsechim 2763. nergalsharezer (2) 2764. rabmag 2765. nebushasban 2766. jonathan (14) 2767. ephai 2768. baalis 2769. hoshaiah (2) 2770. azariah (20) 2771. pharaohhophra 2772. seraiah (9) 2773. ezekiel 2774. buzi 2775. jaazaniah (3) 2776. shaphan (4)
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Jer35:4 Jer35:4 Jer36:10 Jer36:11 Jer36:12 Jer36:12 Jer36:12 Jer36:12 Jer36:12 Jer36:14 Jer36:14 Jer36:14 Jer36:14 Jer36:26 Jer36:26 Jer36:26 Jer36:26 Jer36:26 Jer36:26 Jer37:3 Jer37:3 Jer37:13 Jer37:13 Jer37:13 Jer37:15 Jer38:1 Jer38:1 Jer38:1 Jer38:1 Jer38:7 Jer39:3 Jer39:3 Jer39:3 Jer39:3 Jer39:3 Jer39:13 Jer40:8 Jer40:8 Jer40:14 Jer42:1 Jer43:2 Jer44:30 Jer51:59 Eze1:3 Eze1:3 Eze8:11 Eze8:11

2777. jaazaniah (4) 2778. azur (2) 2779. pelatiah (4) 2780. benaiah (13) 2781. daniel (3) 2782. aholah 2783. aholibah 2784. gog (2) 2785. ashpenaz 2786. daniel (4) 2787. hananiah (14) 2788. mishael (3) 2789. azariah (21) 2790. belteshazzar 2791. shadrach 2792. meshach 2793. abednego 2794. melzar 2795. arioch (2) 2796. belshazzar 2797. darius (3) 2798. ahasuerus (3) 2799. messiah 2800. michael (11) 2801. hosea 2802. beeri (2) 2803. gomer (2) 2804. diblaim 2805. jezreel (2) 2806. loruhamah 2807. loammi 2808. jareb 2809. joel (14) 2810. pethuel 2811. amos 2812. amaziah (4) 2813. obadiah (13) 2814. nahum 2815. habakkuk 2816. zephaniah (3) 2817. cushi (3) 2818. gedaliah (5) 2819. amariah (9) 2820. hizkiah 2821. berechiah (5) 2822. heldai 2823. tobijah (2)
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Eze11:1 Eze11:1 Eze11:1 Eze11:1 Eze14:14 Eze23:4 Eze23:4 Eze38:2 Dan1:3 Dan1:6 Dan1:6 Dan1:6 Dan1:6 Dan1:7 Dan1:7 Dan1:7 Dan1:7 Dan1:11 Dan2:14 Dan5:1 Dan5:31 Dan9:1 Dan9:25 Dan10:13 Hos1:1 Hos1:1 Hos1:3 Hos1:3 Hos1:4 Hos1:6 Hos1:9 Hos5:13 Joel1:1 Joel1:1 Amos1:1 Amos7:12 Obad1:1 Nahum1:1 Hab1:1 Zep1:1 Zep1:1 Zep1:1 Zep1:1 Zep1:1 Zec1:1 Zec6:10 Zec6:10

2824. josiah (2) 2825. zephaniah (4) 2826. helem (2) 2827. hen 2828. sherezer 2829. regemmelech 2830. malachi 2831. jesus 2832. christ 2833. abiud 2834. eliakim (4) 2835. azor 2836. sadoc 2837. achim 2838. eliud 2839. eleazar (7) 2840. matthan 2841. jacob (2) 2842. joseph (6) 2843. mary 2844. herod 2845. archelaus 2846. john 2847. simon 2848. andrew 2849. james 2850. zebedee 2851. john (2) 2852. matthew 2853. philip 2854. bartholomew 2855. thomas 2856. james (2) 2857. alphaeus 2858. lebbaeus 2859. simon (2) 2860. judas 2861. james (3) 2862. joses 2863. simon (3) 2864. judas (2) 2865. herodias 2866. philip (2) 2867. caesar 2868. caiaphas 2869. simon (4) 2870. pilate
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Zec6:10 Zec6:10 Zec6:14 Zec6:14 Zec7:2 Zec7:2 Mal1:1 Mat1:1 Mat1:1 Mat1:13 Mat1:13 Mat1:13 Mat1:14 Mat1:14 Mat1:14 Mat1:15 Mat1:15 Mat1:15 Mat1:16 Mat1:16 Mat2:1 Mat2:22 Mat3:1 Mat4:18 Mat4:18 Mat4:21 Mat4:21 Mat4:21 Mat9:9 Mat10:3 Mat10:3 Mat10:3 Mat10:3 Mat10:3 Mat10:3 Mat10:4 Mat10:4 Mat13:55 Mat13:55 Mat13:55 Mat13:55 Mat14:3 Mat14:3 Mat22:17 Mat26:3 Mat26:6 Mat27:2

2871. barabbas 2872. simon (5) 2873. mary (2) 2874. mary (3) 2875. joses (2) 2876. joseph (7) 2877. levi (2) 2878. alphaeus (2) 2879. jairus 2880. bartimaeus 2881. timaeus 2882. alexander 2883. rufus 2884. salome 2885. theophilus 2886. zacharias 2887. elisabeth 2888. augustus 2889. cyrenius 2890. simeon (2) 2891. anna 2892. phanuel 2893. tiberius 2894. caesar (2) 2895. lysanias 2896. annas 2897. heli 2898. matthat 2899. levi (3) 2900. melchi 2901. janna 2902. joseph (8) 2903. mattathias 2904. amos (2) 2905. naum 2906. esli 2907. nagge 2908. maath 2909. mattathias (2) 2910. semei 2911. joseph (9) 2912. juda 2913. joanna 2914. rhesa 2915. neri 2916. melchi (2) 2917. addi
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Mat27:16 Mat27:32 Mat27:56 Mat27:56 Mat27:56 Mat27:57 Mark2:14 Mark2:14 Mark5:22 Mark10:46 Mark10:46 Mark15:21 Mark15:21 Mark15:40 Luke1:3 Luke1:5 Luke1:5 Luke2:1 Luke2:2 Luke2:25 Luke2:36 Luke2:36 Luke3:1 Luke3:1 Luke3:1 Luke3:2 Luke3:23 Luke3:24 Luke3:24 Luke3:24 Luke3:24 Luke3:24 Luke3:25 Luke3:25 Luke3:25 Luke3:25 Luke3:25 Luke3:26 Luke3:26 Luke3:26 Luke3:26 Luke3:26 Luke3:27 Luke3:27 Luke3:27 Luke3:28 Luke3:28

2918. cosam 2919. elmodam 2920. er (3) 2921. jose 2922. eliezer (11) 2923. jorim 2924. matthat (2) 2925. levi (4) 2926. simeon (3) 2927. juda (2) 2928. joseph (10) 2929. jonan 2930. eliakim (5) 2931. melea 2932. menan 2933. mattatha 2934. ragau 2935. phalec 2936. saruch 2937. cainan (2) 2938. zelotes 2939. judas (3) 2940. simon (6) 2941. joanna (2) 2942. chuza 2943. susanna 2944. martha 2945. mary (4) 2946. lazarus 2947. zacchaeus 2948. cleopas 2949. jona 2950. cephas 2951. nathanael 2952. nicodemus 2953. simon (7) 2954. lazarus (2) 2955. didymus 2956. malchus 2957. cleophas 2958. joseph (11) 2959. barsabas 2960. matthias 2961. alexander (2) 2962. joses (3) 2963. ananias 2964. sapphira
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Luke3:28 Luke3:28 Luke3:28 Luke3:29 Luke3:29 Luke3:29 Luke3:29 Luke3:29 Luke3:30 Luke3:30 Luke3:30 Luke3:30 Luke3:30 Luke3:31 Luke3:31 Luke3:31 Luke3:35 Luke3:35 Luke3:35 Luke3:36 Luke6:15 Luke6:16 Luke7:40 Luke8:3 Luke8:3 Luke8:3 Luke10:38 Luke10:39 Luke16:20 Luke19:2 Luke24:18 John1:42 John1:42 John1:45 John3:1 John6:17 John11:1 John11:16 John18:10 John19:25 Acts1:23 Acts1:23 Acts1:23 Acts4:6 Acts4:36 Acts5:1 Acts5:1

2965. gamaliel (2) 2966. judas (4) 2967. theudas 2968. stephen 2969. philip (3) 2970. prochorus 2971. nicanor 2972. timon 2973. parmenas 2974. nicolas 2975. emmor 2976. saul (3) 2977. simon (8) 2978. candace 2979. ananias (2) 2980. judas (5) 2981. aeneas 2982. tabitha 2983. dorcas 2984. simon (9) 2985. cornelius 2986. agabus 2987. claudius 2988. caesar (3) 2989. mary (5) 2990. mark 2991. rhoda 2992. blastus 2993. simeon (4) 2994. niger 2995. lucius 2996. manaen 2997. barjesus 2998. sergius 2999. elymas 3000. paul

Acts5:34 Acts5:37 Acts5:36 Acts6:5 Acts6:5 Acts6:5 Acts6:5 Acts6:5 Acts6:5 Acts6:5 Acts7:16 Acts7:58 Acts8:9 Acts8:27 Acts9:10 Acts9:11 Acts9:33 Acts9:36 Acts9:36 Acts9:43 Acts10:1 Acts11:28 Acts11:28 Acts11:28 Acts12:12 Acts12:12 Acts12:13 Acts12:20 Acts13:1 Acts13:1 Acts13:1 Acts13:1 Acts13:6 Acts13:7 Acts13:8 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 prevented 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 (e.g. 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 and threshingfloors are not included as place names. However, places that are named after people are included. 5. Generic altars (e.g. altar of Baal), temples (e.g. 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" 7. Wildernesses and plains associated with a location are not listed separately from that location – they are considered to be the land
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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 this 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 (Ge32:3). 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). The city Raamses (Exo1:11) is in the district of Rameses (Ge47:11) and is not listed twice.
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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 also appears 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 (e.g. 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): Ge31:49 (in Gilead); probably same as Jdgs10:17 and Ramathmizpeh (Josh13:26) Josh11:3 (in Gilead) Josh18:26 (in Benjamin) Josh15:38 (in Judah) 1Sm22:3 (in Moab)

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12. There are several places called Ataroth/Atroth/Atarothadar: Num32:3, Num32:34 Num32:35 Josh16:2, Josh16:5, Josh18:13 (could be two separate places) 1Chr2:54 – also known as Atroth-Beth-Joab 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 KeriothHezron (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. 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 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).
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The nether springs (Josh15:21). The city/land of Sihon king of the Amorites: this has been excluded, although arguably it could be included. Heshbon (the name of his city) and the land of the Amorites (which includes his land) are both 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 Shinar Hebron Bela Enmishpat Dan Shaveh Salem Padanaram Jegarsahadutha Ephrath Chezib Massah Aram Shebam Beon Kenath Libnah Astaroth Beeroth Gilgal Bethaven Kirjathjearim Kirjathjearim Debir Kirjathsepher Bealoth Hezron Bizjothjah Chesil Sansannah Ge2:14 Ge10:10 Ge13:18 Ge14:2 Ge14:7 Ge14:14 Ge14:17 Ge14:18 Ge25:20 Ge31:47 Ge35:16 Ge38:5 Exo17:7 Num23:7 Num32:3 Num32:3 Num32:42 Num33:20 Deu1:4 Deu10:6 Josh4:19 Josh7:2 Josh9:17 Josh9:17 Josh10:38 Josh15:15 Josh15:24 Josh15:25 Josh15:28 Josh15:30 Josh15:31
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Asshur Babel Arbah Zoar Kadesh Leshem King's Dale Jebusi Syria Galeed Bethlehem Achzib Meribah Syria Shibmah Baalmeon Nobah Laban Beeshterah Benejaakan Geliloth Bethel Baalah Kirjathbaal Kirjathsepher Kirjathsannah Baalathbeer Hazor Baalathbeer Bethul Hazarsusah

Num24:22 Ge10:10 Ge35:27 Ge13:10 Ge14:7 Josh19:47 Ge14:17 Josh18:16 Jdgs10:6 Ge31:47 Ge35:19 Josh15:44 Exo17:7 Jdgs10:6 Num32:38 Num32:38 Num32:42 Deu1:1 Josh21:27 Num33:31 Josh18:17 Ge12:8 Josh15:9 Josh15:60 Josh15:15 Josh15:49 Josh19:8 Josh15:25 Josh19:8 Josh19:4 Josh19:5

Shilhim Chislothtabor Kattath Timnathserah

Josh15:32 Josh19:12 Josh19:15 Josh19:50

Sharuhen Chesulloth Kitron Timnathheres

Josh19:6 Josh19:18 Jdgs1:30 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 Sidon Ge10:19 Gaza Ge10:19 Sichem Ge12:6 Hai Ge12:8 Country of the Ge14:7 Amalekites [Country of the] Ge14:7 Amorites Salem Ge14:18 Beerlahairoi Ge16:14 Kirjatharba Ge23:2 Kirjatharba Ge23:2 Padanaram Ge25:20 Peniel Ge32:30 Timnath Ge38:12 Rameses Ge47:11 Meribah Num20:13 Zared Num21:12 Bamoth Num21:19 Jahaz Num21:23 Jahaz Num21:23 Dibon Num21:30 Jaazer Num21:32 Shittim Num25:1 Nimrah Num32:3 Kadeshbarnea Num32:8 Bethharan Num32:36 Baalmeon Num32:38 Shibmah Num32:38 Havothjair Num32:41 Moseroth Num33:30 Bethjesimoth Num33:49 Akrabbim Num34:4 Hazaraddar Num34:4 Sea of Chinnereth Num34:11 Astaroth Deu1:4 Hermon Deu3:8 Sirion Deu3:9 Salchah Deu3:10 Rabbath Deu3:11 Geshuri Deu3:14 Zeboiim Zidon Azzah Shechem Ai Amalek Coasts/border (land) of the Amorites Jerusalem Lahairoi Arbah Arba Padan Penuel Timnah Raamses Meribahkadesh Zered Bamothbaal Jahaza Jahazah Dibongad Jazer Abelshittim Bethnimrah Kedesh Betharam Bethbaalmeon Sibmah Bashanhavothjair Mosera Bethjeshimoth Maalehacrabbim Adar Sea of Chinneroth Ashtaroth Baalhermon Sion Salcah Rabbah Border of the Geshurites Ge14:2 Ge49:13 Deu2:23 Ge33:18 Josh7:2 Num24:20 Num21:13 Josh10:1 Ge24:62 Ge35:27 Josh15:13 Ge48:7 Ge32:31 Josh15:10 Exo1:11 Deu32:51 Deu2:13 Josh13:17 Josh13:18 Josh21:36 Num33:45 Num32:1 Num33:49 Num32:36 Josh15:23 Josh13:27 Josh13:17 Josh13:19 Deu3:14 Deu10:6 Josh12:3 Josh15:3 Josh15:3 Josh12:3 Josh9:10 Jdgs3:3 Deu4:48 Josh12:5 Josh13:25 Josh12:5

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[Border of the] Maachathites Beer Utmost Sea Shimronmeron Mountains of Israel Tanach Kedeshnaphtali Arabah Bethhoglah Balah Remmon Bethlebaoth Zorah Eshtemoa Atarothadar Atarothaddar Geba Dabareh Nahalal Nahalol Kartah Kishon Mishal Aphik Adamah Zaanaim Hammothdor Aijalon Shaalbim

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1. eden 2. pison 3. havilah 4. gihon 5. ethiopia 6. hiddekel 7. assyria 8. euphrates 9. nod 10. enoch 11. ararat 12. isles of the gentiles 13. babel 14. erech 15. accad 16. calneh 17. shinar
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18. nineveh 19. rehoboth 20. calah 21. resen 22. sidon 23. gerar 24. gaza 25. sodom 26. gomorrah 27. admah 28. zeboim 29. lasha 30. hazarmaveth 31. mesha 32. sephar 33. ur 34. canaan 35. haran 36. sichem 37. moreh 38. bethel 39. hai 40. egypt 41. jordan 42. zoar 43. mamre 44. hebron 45. ellasar 46. elam 47. nations (goiim) 48. bela 49. siddim 50. salt sea 51. ashteroth karnaim 52. ham 53. shaveh kiriathaim 54. mount seir 55. elparan 56. enmishpat 57. kadesh 58. country of the amalekites 59. [country of the] amorites 60. hazezontamar 61. dan 62. hobah 63. damascus 64. shaveh
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65. the king's dale 66. salem 67. river of egypt 68. shur 69. beerlahairoi 70. bered 71. beersheba 72. paran 73. land of the philistines 74. moriah 75. jehovahjireh 76. kirjatharba 77. machpelah 78. mesopotamia 79. city of nahor 80. padanaram 81. valley of gerar 82. esek 83. sitnah 84. rehoboth (2) 85. shebah 86. luz 87. mount gilead 88. jegarsahadutha 89. galeed 90. mizpah 91. mahanaim 92. edom 93. land of seir 94. jabbok 95. peniel 96. succoth 97. shalem 98. eleloheisrael 99. elbethel 100. allonbachuth 101. ephrath 102. bethlehem 103. edar 104. dinhabah 105. bozrah 106. temani 107. moab 108. avith 109. masrekah 110. rehoboth (3) 111. pau
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112. vale of hebron 113. dothan 114. chezib 115. timnath 116. land of the hebrews 117. on 118. goshen 119. rameses 120. atad 121. abelmizraim 122. pithom 123. midian 124. mountain of god (sinai) 125. horeb 126. red sea 127. succoth (2) 128. etham 129. pihahiroth 130. migdol 131. baalzephon 132. palestina 133. the sanctuary 134. marah 135. elim 136. sin 137. mount sinai 138. rephidim 139. massah 140. meribah 141. jehovahnissi 142. sea of the philistines 143. taberah 144. kibrothhattaavah 145. hazeroth 146. zin 147. rehob 148. hamath 149. zoan 150. eshcol 151. hormah 152. meribah (2) 153. hor 154. arad 155. oboth 156. ijeabarim 157. zared 158. arnon
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159. ar 160. beer 161. mattanah 162. nahaliel 163. bamoth 164. pisgah 165. jeshimon 166. jahaz 167. ammon 168. heshbon 169. dibon 170. nophah 171. medeba 172. jaazer 173. bashan 174. edrei 175. jericho 176. pethor 177. kirjathhuzoth 178. aram 179. zophim 180. peor 181. asshur 182. chittim 183. shittim 184. abarim 185. ataroth 186. nimrah 187. elealeh 188. shebam 189. nebo 190. beon 191. kadeshbarnea 192. aroer 193. atroth 194. shophan 195. jogbehah 196. bethharan 197. kirjathaim 198. baalmeon 199. shibmah 200. havothjair 201. kenath 202. nobah 203. dophkah 204. alush 205. rithmah
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206. rimmonparez 207. libnah 208. rissah 209. kehelathah 210. shapher 211. haradah 212. makheloth 213. tahath 214. tarah 215. mithcah 216. hashmonah 217. moseroth 218. benejaakan 219. horhagidgad 220. jotbathah 221. ebronah 222. eziongaber 223. hor (2) 224. zalmonah 225. punon 226. iim 227. almondiblathaim 228. bethjesimoth 229. akrabbim 230. hazaraddar 231. azmon 232. great sea 233. zedad 234. ziphron 235. hazarenan 236. shepham 237. riblah 238. ain 239. sea of chinnereth 240. tophel 241. laban 242. dizahab 243. astaroth 244. mount of the amorites 245. lebanon 246. elath 247. land of giants 248. hazerim 249. caphtor 250. kedemoth 251. aroer (2) 252. argob
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253. hermon 254. sirion 255. shenir 256. salchah 257. rabbath 258. geshuri 259. maachathi 260. chinnereth 261. sea of the plain 262. ashdothpisgah 263. bethpeor 264. bezer 265. ramoth in gilead 266. golan 267. beeroth 268. gudgodah 269. jotbath 270. the uttermost sea 271. gerizim 272. ebal 273. gilgal 274. nebo (2) 275. naphtali 276. ephraim 277. manasseh 278. judah 279. city of palm trees 280. land of the hittites 281. adam 282. zaretan 283. gilgal (2) 284. bethaven 285. shebarim 286. achor 287. bethel (2) 288. gibeon 289. chephirah 290. beeroth (2) 291. kirjathjearim 292. jarmuth 293. lachish 294. eglon 295. bethhoron 296. azekah 297. makkedah 298. valley of ajalon 299. libnah (2)
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300. gezer 301. debir 302. goshen (2) 303. hazor 304. madon 305. shimron 306. achshaph 307. chinneroth 308. dor 309. mizpeh 310. merom 311. misrephothmaim 312. valley of mizpeh 313. mountain of israel 314. halak 315. baalgad 316. valley of lebanon 317. anab 318. mountains of judah 319. gath 320. land of the children of israel 321. ashdod 322. geder 323. adullam 324. tappuah 325. hepher 326. aphek 327. lasharon 328. taanach 329. megiddo 330. kedesh 331. jokneam 332. carmel 333. gilgal (3) 334. tirzah 335. sihor 336. ekron 337. mearah 338. land of the giblites 339. mephaath 340. zarethshahar 341. inheritance of reuben 342. ramathmizpeh 343. betonim 344. debir (2) 345. zaphon 346. inheritance of gad
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347. karkaa 348. bethhogla 349. betharabah 350. stone of bohan 351. adummim 352. enshemesh 353. enrogel 354. debir (3) 355. valley of the son of hinnom 356. nephtoah 357. mount ephron 358. baalah 359. mount seir (2) 360. jearim 361. chesalon 362. bethshemesh 363. shicron 364. baalah (2) 365. jabneel 366. kirjathsepher 367. kabzeel 368. eder 369. jagur 370. kinah 371. dimonah 372. adadah 373. hazor (2) 374. ithnan 375. ziph 376. telem 377. bealoth 378. hazor (3) 379. hadattah 380. kerioth-hezron (RV) 381. hazor (4) 382. amam 383. shema 384. moladah 385. hazargaddah 386. heshmon 387. bethpalet 388. hazarshual 389. bizjothjah 390. baalah (3) 391. iim (2) 392. azem 393. eltolad
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394. chesil 395. ziklag 396. madmannah 397. sansannah 398. lebaoth 399. shilhim 400. ain (2) 401. rimmon 402. eshtaol 403. zoreah 404. ashnah 405. zanoah 406. engannim 407. enam 408. socoh 409. sharaim 410. adithaim 411. gederah 412. gederothaim 413. zenan 414. hadashah 415. migdalgad 416. dilean 417. mizpeh (2) 418. joktheel 419. bozkath 420. cabbon 421. lahmam 422. kithlish 423. gederoth 424. bethdagon 425. naamah 426. ether 427. ashan 428. jiphtah 429. ashnah (2) 430. nezib 431. keilah 432. achzib 433. mareshah 434. shamir 435. jattir 436. socoh (2) 437. dannah 438. kirjathsannah 439. eshtemoh 440. anim
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441. holon 442. giloh 443. arab 444. dumah 445. eshean 446. janum 447. bethtappuah 448. aphekah 449. humtah 450. zior 451. maon 452. ziph (2) 453. juttah 454. jezreel 455. jokdeam 456. zanoah (2) 457. cain 458. gibeah 459. halhul 460. bethzur 461. gedor 462. maarath 463. bethanoth 464. eltekon 465. kirjathbaal 466. rabbah 467. middin 468. secacah 469. nibshan 470. city of salt 471. engedi 472. water of jericho 473. bethel (3) 474. archi 475. ataroth (2) 476. japhleti 477. bethhoron (2) 478. michmethah 479. taanathshiloh 480. janohah 481. naarath 482. tappuah (2) 483. kanah 484. asher 485. entappuah 486. issachar 487. bethshean
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488. ibleam 489. endor 490. the land of the perizzites 491. mount ephraim 492. valley of jezreel (2) 493. shiloh 494. jebusi 495. geliloth 496. keziz 497. zemaraim 498. avim 499. parah 500. ophrah 501. chepharhaammonai 502. ophni 503. gaba 504. ramah 505. mizpeh (3) 506. mozah 507. rekem 508. irpeel 509. taralah 510. zelah 511. eleph 512. gibeath 513. kirjath 514. inheritance of benjamin 515. sheba 516. bethul 517. bethmarcaboth 518. hazarsusah 519. sharuhen 520. baalathbeer 521. ramath 522. inheritance of simeon 523. sarid 524. maralah 525. dabbasheth 526. chislothtabor 527. daberath 528. japhia 529. gittahhepher 530. ittahkazin 531. remmonmethoar 532. neah 533. hannathon 534. jiphthahel
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535. kattath 536. nahallal 537. idalah 538. bethlehem (2) 539. inheritance of zebulun 540. jezreel (3) 541. chesulloth 542. shunem 543. haphraim 544. shihon 545. anaharath 546. rabbith 547. kishion 548. abez 549. remeth 550. engannim (2) 551. enhaddah 552. bethpazzez 553. tabor 554. shahazimah 555. bethshemesh (2) 556. helkath 557. hali 558. beten 559. alammelech 560. amad 561. misheal 562. shihorlibnath 563. bethdagon (2) 564. bethemek 565. neiel 566. cabul 567. hebron (3) 568. rehob (2) 569. hammon 570. kanah (2) 571. ramah (2) 572. tyre 573. hosah 574. achzib (2) 575. ummah 576. aphek (2) 577. rehob (3) 578. heleph 579. allon 580. zaanannim 581. adami
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582. nekeb 583. jabneel (2) 584. lakum 585. aznothtabor 586. hukkok 587. ziddim 588. zer 589. hammath 590. rakkath 591. ramah (3) 592. edrei (2) 593. enhazor 594. iron 595. migdalel 596. horem 597. bethanath 598. bethshemesh (3) 599. irshemesh 600. shaalabbin 601. ajalon (2) 602. jethlah 603. elon 604. thimnathah 605. eltekeh 606. gibbethon 607. baalath 608. jehud 609. beneberak 610. gathrimmon 611. mejarkon 612. rakkon 613. japho 614. leshem 615. inheritance of dan 616. timnathserah 617. galilee 618. mount naphtali 619. anathoth 620. almon 621. kibzaim 622. gathrimmon (2) 623. beeshterah 624. jarmuth (2) 625. abdon 626. kartan 627. dimnah 628. gaash
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629. bezek 630. zephath 631. askelon 632. luz (2) 633. kitron 634. accho 635. ahlab 636. helbah 637. heres 638. the rock (selah) 639. bochim 640. timnathheres 641. seirath 642. harosheth 643. river of kishon 644. waters of megiddo 645. meroz 646. gaza (2) 647. ophrah (2) 648. jehovahshalom 649. harod 650. moreh (2) 651. bethshittah 652. zererath 653. abelmeholah 654. tabbath 655. bethbarah 656. rock of oreb 657. karkor 658. nobah (2) 659. millo 660. meonenim 661. arumah 662. zalmon 663. thebez 664. shamir (2) 665. camon 666. syria

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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 are: 1. Linguistic Parables 2. Parables About the Church 3. Parables from Jesus 4. Other Biblical Parables 5. Other Parables 6. Contradictory Parables 7. Predictions of the Coming of Jesus 8. 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 – see the chapter about Elijah for further details). There are many words in the English language that relate to Christianity, for example: Business Cash Son is the spiritual light of the world, and the Sun is the physical light Evil, Live (i.e. life is the opposite of evil) Devil, evil Horoscope, horror scope Tarot, to rot World, sword, wood = Word Synod (the ruling body of the Church of England) Synagogue

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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 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. This is where the Catholic Church originated and is responsible for many major wars. Along with America and Australia (which it colonised), Europe has established the modern Westernised society, which is responsible for much of the poverty and suffering in the world. 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
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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. 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). Musick The book of Daniel in the KJV Bible uses this spelling of music, which contains the word "sick", perhaps a comment on the style of church worship. 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.
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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 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 plagues of the time of the end. 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. Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. This star also refers to the Sun (the Son, Jesus). He comes out of Jacob because Jacob's son Joseph represents Jesus. The meaning of Holy The Bible may be "Holy" (holey) because it is incomplete – the rest "comes by means of parables" (Luke 8:10). On a related note, it is interesting that three of the Gospels are described as "synoptic", which contains a word similar to "sin". The influence of Paul and existing Jewish tradition could be significant, making it very important to judge by true
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standards when reading the Gospels. Judas Judas looks like a combination of two words, Jew and Das (a German word for 'the'). The Jews in Israel were under Roman rule, and probably had similar lives to the Jews in Nazi Germany. When Judas betrayed Jesus he probably thought he was doing the right thing, after seeing the power of God that worked through Jesus. He may have thought that Jesus would use the power of God against the Romans and bring about an end to Roman occupation. Many Jews at the time thought that the Messiah would be a military leader. This is one reason why Judas Iscariot was not the person who really betrayed Jesus, contrary to the opinions of the Gospel writers. Mary Magdalene Mary Magdalene abbreviated gives "Mama" or mother of God. Alabaster box Matthew 26:7: "There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat." 'Alabaster' sounds very much like my name, suggesting that this woman could have been me (see "About The Author" for further details).

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". 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."

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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. The known modes of Satanic communication are discussed in a separate chapter. I am uncertain as to why such activity can "never be forgiven" although it is probably the difficulty to forgive oneself rather than a lack of forgiveness from others. 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 about "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 7:13-14: "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." 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.

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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 21:32: "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." 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." wine = new teaching (or rather the same teaching of 2000 years ago) 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
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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 (i.e. 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. Some examples: Pauline letters Purgatory Singing is what God wants Limbo Ignoring the key teachings 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
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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.'" 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.

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3. Parables from Jesus
Feeding the 5000 Feeding the 5000 – Jesus came with twelve disciples to feed the people with spiritual teaching. Hence twelve 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 forty days and nights, the time frame leading up to the time of the end (see "The Time of the End"). The miracle happened after three 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 following his teachings (Mary the mother of Jesus, see "About the Author"). Book Updates 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."

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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." The name "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 4:26-27 "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 (e.g. the chapter about Elijah). Naaman the Syrian was a leper (2 Kings 5:1), 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 time of the end. In other words, those things that cause people to be outcast (represented by leprosy) are cured by the seven plagues of the time of the end. Mary Magdalene's seven demons Mark 16:9 indicates that Jesus had driven out seven demons from Mary Magdalene, reflecting the seven 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 about Elijah. Zachariah, Matthew 23:35 Jesus says that the punishment for the murder of this man will fall on us.
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The father of John the Baptist (a parable for my role) was called Zachariah (Luke 1:5). 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. 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."
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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." 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 on the following pages.

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Deaf and dumb spirit Mark 9:14-29 describes Jesus driving a "deaf and dumb spirit" out of a person which had often tried to "kill him by throwing him in the fire and into water". Jesus drove out the spirit and the boy "looked like a corpse". Then Jesus helped him to get up. Jesus uses spiritual healing as a parable for teaching people to follow him. This illness may represent spiritual deafness (not listening to his teaching) and spiritual dumbness (not thinking about the issues that surround following Jesus) leading to being thrown into fire and water (representing the plagues of the time of the end). These plagues are also the cure for this spiritual "illness", which lead to him "looking like a corpse", but then he is resurrected into the New Age. This idea is reinforced by the same story in Matthew 17:14-21, where Jesus also mentions the amount of faith needed to move a mountain (relating to one of the plagues of the time of the end). City on a hill Matthew 5:14: "You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden." This relates to the city of New Jerusalem, built on a hill. Gaining your life Matthew 10:39: "Those who try to gain their own life will lose it; but those who lose their life for my sake will gain it." The verse number (10:39) may relate to the predicted time of the end (2039), and the quote implies that those who try to force their way into New Jerusalem will lose their life. The city should be built for the poor, those who Jesus came to represent.

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 (e.g. Leviticus represents the traditions in the church) and not to the Law itself. The teachings of the
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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. Jacob The chapter about Solomon describes how wisdom is represented by the number 666. The opposite of wisdom is foolishness. 1 Samuel 25:3 describes a man called Nabal whose name 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). In Genesis 29:20-30, Jacob worked for seven years for each the two daughters of Laban, indicating the length of time that we have been under the influence of 666/wisdom (approximately 4000 years), since false commandments were first introduced into the Bible by Abraham (e.g. 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 seven years for Leah (2000BC-0AD) and another seven years for Rachel (0AD-2000AD). Leah represents modern Christians who follow Paul. Rachel represents true followers of Jesus. Rachel was Jacob's favourite wife. Jacob was able to take Laban's sheep and goats away from him; this represents people (the sheep) starting to follow Jesus rather than 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 probably refers 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 our galaxy. This is the same 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 are thought to revolve around a black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Jesus is represented by the Sun; the Son of God. Each star represents an angel. The black hole represents Holy (God). This fulfills Genesis 22:17 where Abraham was told, "I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven."
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Jesus resurrected after three 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. 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 believe that when the apostles spoke in tongues (their voices were translated to the native languages of the listeners) that Satan was 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 quote is attributed to 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." Matthew 28:2-3 says, "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. It had the characteristics that Jesus mentioned in his description of Satan. I believe that the three days is in fact a parable for 3000 years. To God, a day is like a thousand years (Psalms 90:4). However, Jesus is said to have risen right at the start of the third 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."
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"Indeed we are no more than a puff of wind!" "before I go away and am no more." 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 six protons, six neutrons and six 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 the norm 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 separate chapter. Bees in a lion The riddle of the bees in the lion (Judges chapter 14) is probably a linguistic parable for a beas-t in the lion (the first beast, 666, is represented by a lion in the book of Daniel). The number six is associated with bees by the hexagonal shape of their honeycomb and their six legs. Honeycomb is then used elsewhere in the Bible to represent 666. For example, the word is used frequently in proverbs (the self-proclaimed wise sayings). Saul is introduced in the Bible as a man looking for some donkeys in Zuph. Zuph means "honeycomb" and Saul represents Paul, whose real name is Saul. In 1 Samuel 14:27, Jonathan ate honeycomb (wisdom) and his eyes were enlightened. This is a parable. Jonathan represents me (sounds like John the Baptist, and was a friend of David who represents Jesus). He ate food when his father Saul had told everyone not to eat, much like Paul condemns anyone for eating spiritual food of Jesus; anyone who does so can teach the true faith which is opposed by the teachings of Paul. The honeycomb (wisdom) represents the spiritual knowledge gained, and is much like the fruit of the tree of knowledge that Eve ate. 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.
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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 that 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. 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 reflected by 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 Peter, and Eve represents Mary Magdalene, Paul and I. 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.
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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 31:10-31 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 23:7-8 "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 twelve 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 Pauline worship (represented by fasting). It goes on to describe the kind of worship that we should be engaging in. Finally, it 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 and building New Jerusalem. 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
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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 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. 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. Seven Days of Creation According to the Jewish calendar, Adam was created in 3761 BC, and it will have been 6000 years since then in 2239, 200 years into the New Age. Since a day is like a thousand years to God (Psalms 90:4), these 6000 years could represent the six days of creation, with the next thousand years representing the Sabbath, or New Age, during which God rested. The traditional Sabbath day (Sunday) contains the word
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"Sun" (Son). The Jewish Sabbath is Saturday (the first three letters match the word "Satan"). Scribe of the Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 13:51-52: "Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old." I am a "scribe" (writer) who "is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven" (following Jesus). The old treasure is reiterating what Jesus said and the new treasure is interpreting what the Holy Spirit says. Who laboured first? John 4:38: "I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours." This verse suggests that other people (from previous Universes) are responsible for administering our Universe, and we are responsible for setting up the New Age.

5. Other Parables
Star Constellations Simon Peter is named Cephas by Jesus. This sounds like the constellation Cepheus, a king:

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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 twelve tablets) is now in the British Museum. 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). This probably relates to the effect of a volcanic dust cloud on the sun and the moon (see "Luke 21:21"). However, it is interesting to note that 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 events of the time of the end. John the Baptist and Herodias John got beheaded when he told Herod that he should not be married. His wife felt her security and position threatened and caused Herod to kill him. I am represented by John, and am giving similar advice in the chapter about "Relationships". England The Hebrew word for "the end of the Earth" is similar to the medieval term for England, "Angle-Terre."

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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. Taoism/Daoism

The symbol is a letter "S" as in Satan; the mirror image of this symbol is also used. Idols on Mars Why do you think God put faces on Mars? He may have been trying to tell 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. Our future is written in the past using parables. Since the Universe started with a Big Bang, so might the New Age. Another example is that of the dinosaurs, which were wiped out by an asteroid impact (see the chapter about "The Time of the End").

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The area between 10 degrees and 40 degrees north of the equator contains about two thirds of the global population and has the most followers of non-Christian religions (Islam, Hinduism etc.). It is also one of the hottest areas in the world (alluding to Hell fire). 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" Sin, the moon god, was one of many gods worshipped by the Egyptians. The Sun and Moon are exactly the same size from our perspective. If the Sun represents the Son (Jesus) and the Moon represents Sin (Paul), then this could be a parable suggesting that the teachings of Jesus and Paul are equally strong, leaving us with the choice of who to follow. 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 1939 changed into 19, 3 and 9 and converted into letters gives "SCI" implying that the suffering resulting from the Second World War was fueled by knowledge seeking (all the weapons would not otherwise be available).

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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. If a capital omega is chopped in half, there are 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.

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There are several letters that resemble the number '7':

Two becoming one The idea that a male and female angel becomes one individual is discussed elsewhere. An angel is a person who has died and become reborn into the opposite gender, so they incorporate both genders. When the symbols for male and female are joined, they form a symbol which can be placed on a clock face, and reads "half one" or half of a whole one. "Whole one" sounds like "Holy one", or God.

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North and south There are consistent parables that use the idea that north is bad and south is good. For example, many sin bearers live in Africa in the south, whereas the industrialised 'West' is mostly north of the equator. Penguins (birds, representing angels) live exclusively in Antarctica, whereas polar bears live within the Arctic circle in the north (the second beast that Daniel saw was a bear and represents Paul). As shown in the chapter about "The Time of the End", there is a picture of an angel with a trumpet outlined by Antarctica. Santa Claus is attributed to Lapland and the North Pole. Saul was converted on the road to Damascus, which is north of Jerusalem where Jesus died. The kings of the north and south in the Book of Daniel probably refer to Paul and Jesus. This division between north and south does not mean that one direction is more evil than the other (they are both equally good). However, to aid in the interpretation of parables, the directions are polarised. Catch-22 Catch-22 is a book. It contains a military rule called "Catch-22", the selfcontradictory circular logic of which, for example, prevents anyone from avoiding combat missions: "There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he
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didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to." Catch-22 applies to my role. When I started following Jesus I found parables that indicated that the world was in imminent danger, so I had to continue to find more parables and warn the world. However, the fact that this book has been written is the justification for the imminent danger to the world (the plagues would not be effective in teaching people how to follow Jesus if no one knew why they were happening). It shows that everything is organised simultaneously over time by God.

6. Contradictory Parables
Usually, parables all lean in the same direction and support each other. Occasionally, there are contradictory parables. The reason for this may be to provoke discussion or present the opposite point of view in order to choose the correct path by true standards rather than just relying on being told what to do through parables. Many of the contradictory parables relate to Solomon, 666 and wisdom. It seems likely that the dual meaning of wisdom is used. One is common sense, which is opposition to doing what Jesus says. The other is listening to what Jesus says and learning from it (spiritual wisdom). Therefore, depending on context, Solomon/wisdom can be used to give opposite meanings. Eve and the Tree of Knowledge One contradictory parable is where Eve takes the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Eve represents myself following Jesus, and taking from the tree of knowledge represents the understanding of parables (one aspect of the first commandment of Jesus). Yet it is a snake that tempts Eve to do this, so the snake represents Jesus! I believe that the roles of Satan and Jesus are played by the same person/people (two people having joined to become one God). Therefore this could be what the contradictory parable means. However, it seems to present the opposite point of view, almost asking the question: "Is it right to follow Jesus?" The answer to this question can be represented by the following picture. If you have ever left food for birds you will have seen them fighting over it. The picture represents the scenario, where people do not follow Jesus.

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Four individuals compete for the same resources, e.g. food and sex 1. Where everyone is selfish: Individuals and groups fight each other for the resources: - Damaging to all individuals. - May consume some of the resources (inefficient). - Many individuals do not get enough if they are unable to compete. 2. Where everyone is selfless: Individuals help each other to get resources. More resources are available for all the individuals.

On the grounds of maximising efficiency and equal distribution of all resources, following Jesus is justified. In other words, following Jesus is the optimal life strategy for all individuals. Does this justify the seven plagues that can potentially kill six billion people? No. The justification for the plagues is approximately 100 billion people who have already died. The plagues are part of the process in which a society is created where people choose to follow Jesus, an environment where those 100 billion people can live peacefully. Why are the seven plagues necessary? To answer this question, it is necessary to answer another one first: Given that it is so much better for all individuals to follow Jesus, why is it so difficult to persuade people to do it? There is an analogy that can be drawn with the chemical reaction that occurs during burning. A lump of coal does not react with the air at room temperature. It prefers to stay as a lump of coal. In fact, the coal would much rather be burned into a gas, because the gas is more stable and unreactive than a flammable lump of coal. If you heat a lump of coal it starts reacting with the air, catches fire and starts to turn into a gas. The reaction releases heat energy and keeps the fire going. The reaction continues until the whole lump of coal is turned into gas (the ash left over is due to impurities).

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The graph shows the change in energy of the coal during this process. At the start, the coal has a lot of energy in it, but cannot burn until heat is applied to it. This heat is the activation energy – so energy has to be given to the coal before it is persuaded to change into a gas. The gas at the end of the reaction has much less energy stored in it than the coal did, so it is much more stable.

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Similarly, a selfless society is much more stable than a selfish society, because the individuals in a selfless society have far more of what they want for more of the time even though they are not acting in their own best interests. However, like the lump of coal, the selfish society would much rather stay as it is until a large amount of activation energy (plagues) is applied. The queen of Sheba In Matthew 12:42, Jesus says, "The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here." The queen of the south is the queen of Sheba in 1 Kings 10:1. She represents myself and Solomon represents Jesus. The word "Solomon" sounds a bit like "Son of Man". This is a similar concept to Eve taking from the tree of knowledge, because Solomon represents wisdom and knowledge. 2 Samuel 20:1 describes a Benjaminite called Sheba son of Bichri (sounds like "son of a bitch"). Saul was a Benjaminite and it is probably Paul who is the "bitch". Where Jesus refers to people as "dogs" he is probably referring to followers of this "bitch". In 2 Samuel 20:22, Sheba's head is cut off (note the four twos in this verse number). This part of the Bible identifies the queen of Sheba as myself, and provides further evidence for my future role (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"). Solomon built the temple Solomon, who represents wisdom, built the temple which represents New Jerusalem. The Building of New Jerusalem Jericho is described as "the city of palm trees". Palm trees are a parable for Jerusalem, since people put palm leaves in the path of Jesus as he returned there. Therefore, Jericho represents New Jerusalem. Further evidence comes from Joshua 6:26: Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it. My "firstborn" is Simon Peter (as described elsewhere). In Matthew 16:18, Jesus says that his Church will be built on Peter. New Jerusalem itself should be built on Point Peter on Mount Kenya. In Joshua chapter 6, Jericho is destroyed, and the number seven features prominently. Further contradiction arises from the tower of Babel (Genesis chapter 11). The idea that the Babylonians built a tower to try to reach heaven and become like God is reminiscent of New Jerusalem. The Tower of Babel was destroyed.

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Perhaps this contradiction with the detailed design and location parables is designed to provoke the question "should the city of New Jerusalem be built?" This will be an enormously expensive project that will benefit a tiny proportion of the world's poor. Would our resources be better used elsewhere? Building New Jerusalem is justified assuming that the plagues take place because approximately 100 billion lives (many of whom have already died) depend upon the infrastructure of that type of society being present. Therefore this project takes priority. However the plagues need not take place if everyone started to follow Jesus. Under those circumstances, building a city at 5000 metres above sea level would not be justified. Therefore decisions should be made based upon what people are prepared to do; if many people do not follow Jesus (highly likely) then the plagues are certainty and New Jerusalem is essential. There is another argument – if we simply refuse to build it, then God may not be able to justify the plagues as this would end the lives of everyone. However, what is more likely is that the plagues would still happen with very few survivors and no infrastructure remaining to help people follow Jesus. Consequently, instead of a New Age, there would be many more years of suffering for the survivors and their descendants. This is another Catch-22 situation which demands that New Jerusalem should be built. Jesus rebukes James and John In Luke 9:55, Jesus rebukes James and John for wanting to destroy a village that rejected his teachings by calling down fire from heaven. In Luke 11:29, Jesus says that we will see the miracle of the prophet Jonah where a city did not get destroyed. These two verses suggest that it may be possible for the New Age to happen without needing all seven of the plagues.

7. 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.
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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.

8. General Issues
Killing There is little difference between someone who loads a gun and shoots someone in the head, and someone else who sins 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?" 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. 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
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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, we might find ourselves with two hours in the evening that can't be used to help the poor or anyone else. So we might as well do whatever we want during these two hours as long as it doesn't actively harm anyone. Idolatry can be thought of as poor time management. Effective time management involves making the best use of our time and resources in the service of others. Usually we can be more effective if we 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 (e.g. 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. Where people rely on their emotional love for other people to determine how much they are prepared to serve, very little gets done. A large component of emotional love is an emotional need (the need to be loved) rather than the need to love others. The emotions, like all other aspects of humanity are evolved to act in the best interests of the individual. Satan and human nature Mark 8:33: But Jesus turned round, looked at his disciples, and rebuked Peter. "Get away from me, Satan," he said. "Your thoughts don't come from God but from human nature!"

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Human nature is selfish, but the teachings of Jesus advocate selflessness, the opposite of selfishness. Satan encourages selfishness. For example, the teachings of Paul provide carte blanche to sin by stating that the purpose of Jesus' life was to die on the cross and remove sin. This is clearly false teaching because those who worship in church still contribute to the capitalist society that is responsible for a large amount of poverty and suffering in the third world. In other words their sin is not removed, because people still suffer and die from it. People choose to follow Paul's teaching because it is easier than following the teaching of Jesus. In other words, Paul's letters (a form of Satan) play on human nature, which is to be selfish. 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:
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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 "Relationships". Women do express protective behaviour towards their children, which probably has an emotional component. From my own experience of myself I know that there is emotion happening, but I can't actually feel it (this means that there is a lack of negative feedback to my brain that should tell me when I am expressing an emotion, paradoxically making me appear more emotional). Since I'm on this subject I'd like to mention that it is psychologically impossible for me to be happy (a basic human drive). Being physiologically male, society tells me that achievement makes me happy. Yet it doesn't, so I am constantly in the process of achieving things, because the last achievement clearly wasn't good enough, because it didn't make me happy. If I were physiologically female, society would tell me that looking prettier will make me happy. Each pair of shoes I would buy would come with the promise of happiness, yet after putting them on, it just wouldn't happen. So there must be something wrong with the shoes, and I would have to get another pair. In the USA, the average woman owns 19 pairs of shoes, most of which will have been produced in sweat shops. Therefore, if my own psychology applies to women in general, then it will be necessary to accept the impossibility of happiness. In fact the only way that I could ever experience true happiness would be to become one with my male soul mate. 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 (e.g. 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. Vanity Vanity is excessive pride in one's appearance. Vanity can be a good or bad thing depending on the motivation. If it is to impress, intimidate or influence people then it is wrong. If it consumes too much resources (time and money) which would be better spent elsewhere then it is wrong. However, if it is to give other people more pleasure while having sex then it is not wrong (this is a form of loving your neighbour as yourself). See
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"Relationships" for further details. 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 your enemies.' But now I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who 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 (e.g. 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 seven years (Deuteronomy 31:10). 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. War Jesus was not a pacifist. He instructs us not to defend ourselves when attacked, but the second commandment (“love your neighbour as yourself”) demands the defense of others.

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Matthew 26:52-53 "Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?" Many who take to the sword do die by the sword. This does not mean that it is wrong in all circumstances, but it is what we should expect if we choose to do it. The "twelve legions of angels" could refer to ourselves in the future if it is necessary to defend other people by force. Can war be justified by true standards? Yes, under certain circumstances and with the following constraints: 1. Those going to war must not be driven by selfish motives. 2. Anyone who justifies war must fight in it themselves. 3. No military command structure should exist (everyone must be responsible for their own decisions). 4. Those who benefit from the war should not owe anything to those who fought for them. 5. No war should take place if the people who benefit don't want it. I will give an example of applying true standards to the war on Iraq. The government there was a dictatorship and the Iraqi people had limited freedom. By true standards, this is a valid reason to remove it (in fact limitation of freedom is a valid reason for removing all forms of government, not necessarily by force). However, the war was not justified by true standards for the following reasons: 1. The war was enormously expensive. The cost to the USA alone to date is an estimated $450 billion, and the total cost could exceed $1000 billion. This cost cannot be justified by true standards when there are 2.5 billion people in poverty. The money would have been better spent on the poor. 2. The official justification for the war was the threat of weapons of mass destruction from Iraq. This is hypocrisy because the countries that went to war had nuclear weapons. It turned out that no such weapons were found in Iraq. 3. The unofficial reason for going to war was economic reasons (oil). There are many countries in the world with dictatorships, but there is no economic motivation to remove them. 4. The new government in Iraq is politically tied to the countries who fought the war. 5. Many of the Iraqi people did not want any interference for two main
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reasons: (1) their national pride and (2) the Islamic religion which states that any non-Islamic aggressor should be fought against. Both issues should have been addressed. 6. The non-violent options had not been fully exhausted. Before justifying a war by true standards to remove the Iraqi dictatorship, the following things should have happened: 1. Third world poverty should have been solved. 2. Nuclear disarmament should have taken place. 3. There should have been an agreement never to source oil from Iraq. 4. There should have been an agreement not to have any influence over the Iraqis after the war (e.g. no political leverage over a newly formed Iraqi government). 5. There should have been education to show people that Islam is a false religion. 6. All peaceful options should have been exhausted. 7. The suffering of the Iraqis under the dictatorship should have been weighed against the suffering of the Iraqis during the war. 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 (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).

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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 be if it were created artificially by people. This might consist of separating 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. Perhaps the almost imperceptible nature of God helps ensure selflessness (if we were certain of eternal life and eternal happiness we would pursue it selfishly, which is not in the spirit of the teachings of Jesus). 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. Cases where serving causes misery Unnecessary serving: As an independent person, I find it tedious when people do things that I can easily do myself. Invasive serving: Unwarranted serving that invades a person's personal life should be avoided. Serving to exert control over others should be avoided (e.g. using sexuality to exert control). Over-friendliness and falseness with the pretense of "happy to serve you" should be avoided. You will hate your life if you do this. Try changing some of the ways you serve to things that you enjoy doing. Occasionally, loving your neighbour as yourself means leaving your neighbour alone. It also means being honest enough to tell people when they are annoying you (otherwise you will be annoyed for an eternity, and both of you will feel bad about it when it eventually becomes obvious).
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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: 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. It is likely that Mary Magdalene was a lesbian. This may have led to prostitution in preference to marriage. Homosexuals were an outcast group in Jewish society, but in the New Age it will probably be the norm. 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
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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. Oppression of the poor, they had to make the same sin offering as the rich: Exodus 30:15: The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the Lord, to make an atonement for your souls. "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 (e.g. 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
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your labour for that which does not satisfy?" "I can't accept that so many people have got it wrong, and only one person has got it right." There are similar numbers of people who worship in mosques to those who worship in churches, and I doubt many Christians would argue that Muslims are following the correct faith. Therefore it is possible for many people to be very wrong for a very long period of time. 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." 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 – the 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 necessary. 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."

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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. 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, the concepts of wanting yet another plastic doll could be linked with an adolescent suffering with anorexia. Eating tons of chocolate could be linked with a child starving to death in Africa. Perhaps it sounds unpleasant to bother young people with such things, but it would be wrong to allow people to continue growing up in the Pauline form of the faith. Bear in mind 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 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. A parable database has been set up for people to submit parables: http://parabledatabase.com. Bible Versions This is a brief overview of the main versions of the Bible. I have used the King James Version (KJV) also known as the Authorised Version for some quotes, and for all work that needs accuracy (e.g. the name lists). I have used the Good News Bible (GNB) for readability, but it is less accurate. The KJV version has undergone one revision after the discovery of new scriptures – this is the Revised Version of the Bible. Accurate versions of the modern text are generally similar to the Revised Version. I occasionally use information from the Revised Version in the name lists. The Catholic Bible contains extra books that were added to the Bible in the 16th Century by the Catholic Church. I have not used them. They are an even more extreme example of what the original Catholic Church did when they added the epistles of Paul into the Bible.
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Some cults have their own version of the Bible. The Jehovah's Witnesses use a translation that is thought to have been poorly translated (the New World Version) and the Mormons have added a third testament. Gospels that are outside the Bible Most Gospels outside the Bible contain little or no useful teaching or information. One exception is the Gospel of Thomas, included as an appendix at the end of this book. Two copies of the original text have been discovered (one is a partial copy). It is a collection of sayings of Jesus rather than a narrative Gospel. Here are some of the verses: Verse 5 Jesus said, "Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. [And there is nothing buried that will not be raised."] This verse describes the nature of parables (which are in front of our faces) and shows that everyone is raised from the dead. Verse 11 The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. If our lives were finite and we ceased to exist, then ultimately there would be nothing and no-one would know of our existence. This is the equivalent to never having existed in the first place. It is a similar concept to the philosophical question, "If a tree falls down on a desert island with no one there to hear it, does it make any noise?" The only way for us to exist genuinely is if we live forever. Verse 12 The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you are going to leave us. Who will be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "No matter where you are you are to go to James the Just, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being." James represents Peter or Jesus. Therefore this means that everyone should follow Jesus. Verse 13 Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the sayings he spoke to me, you will pick up rocks and stone me, and fire will come from the rocks and devour you." This may be why any teachings on freedom of sexuality were not recorded (because anyone spreading such teaching would be killed). Thomas goes on to say that the revelation of an undisclosed teaching of Jesus would lead to something resembling the events of the time of the end.

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Verse 18 The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us, how will our end come?" Jesus said, "Have you found the beginning, then, that you are looking for the end? You see, the end will be where the beginning is. The end of our age is the beginning of the New Age. Verse 22 Jesus saw some babies nursing. He said to his disciples, "These nursing babies are like those who enter the kingdom." They said to him, "Then shall we enter the kingdom as babies?" Jesus said to them, "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom]." Verse 106 Jesus said, "When you make the two into one, you will become children of Adam, and when you say, 'Mountain, move from here!' it will move." We do enter the New Age as babies by a process of rebirth. The Gospel of Thomas places much greater emphasis on the 'two becoming one' than the narrative Gospels. Verse 25 Jesus said, "Love your friends like your own soul, protect them like the pupil of your eye." Verse 95 [Jesus said], "If you have money, don't lend it at interest. Rather, give [it] to someone from whom you won't get it back." Verse 110 Jesus said, "Let one who has found the world, and has become wealthy, renounce the world." The Gospel has useful teaching in it. Verse 40 Jesus said, "A grapevine has been planted apart from the Father. Since it is not strong, it will be pulled up by its root and will perish." This verse is talking about Pauline theology.

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Verse 46 Whoever among you becomes a child will recognize the kingdom and will become greater than John. John represents myself. Anyone who reads this book knows as much as I do about following Jesus. You can find another parable and know more than me. Over time, I suspect that the New Age will look quite different from how I have suggested here, purely because people will become better at following Jesus. Verse 50 Jesus said, "If they say to you, 'Where have you come from?' say to them, 'We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established [itself], and appeared in their image.' If they say to you, 'Is it you?' say, 'We are its children, and we are the chosen of the living Father.' If they ask you, 'What is the evidence of your Father in you?' say to them, 'It is motion and rest.'" This verse indicates where we are from originally. A society existed where people discovered that it was in the best interests of everyone to love their neighbour as themselves. The only other context I have heard the term “motion and rest” is physics. For example, Newton's first law of motion is, “Every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform speed in a straight line (motion) unless it is compelled to change that state by forces acting on it.” This law was completed in 1666 and physics sounds like “three six” (666). The topic uses conventional wisdom (666). Therefore, Jesus may be referring to our knowledge and spiritual wisdom as being the evidence that the Father is in us. Verse 53 His disciples said to him, "is circumcision useful or not?" He said to them, "If it were useful, their father would produce children already circumcised from their mother. Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become profitable in every respect." This is a good example of judging by true standards. Verse 77 Jesus said, "I am the light that is over all things. I am all: from me all came forth, and to me all attained. Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."

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If you lift up a stone or split a piece of wood, you will sometimes see a picture of a heart, horse, bird, person or some other Biblically relevant image. Verse 105 Jesus said, "Whoever knows the father and the mother will be called the child of a whore." This ties in to my previous life as Mary Magdalene, who may have been a prostitute. There are two verses in the Gospel of Mary Magdalene that I support. However, this short and partial Gospel appears to rely on the teachings of the resurrected Jesus and visions. In fact in Chapter 9, after Mary had told the apostles what she had seen in her visions, Peter and Andrew doubted that it had come from Jesus. Mary 4:28 Then He continued and said, That is why you become sick and die, for you are deprived of the one who can heal you. This is the only explanation I have found for why spiritual healing does not work in our society. It implies that you need someone else who follows Jesus to heal you. Jesus also says that you need faith to be healed, which means that the person who is healed should also be following or intending to follow. Ezekiel 34:1-4 describes shepherds (priests) who can't heal the sick. Mary 4:38 Do not lay down any rules beyond what I appointed you, and do not give a law like the lawgiver lest you be constrained by it. Many of the ideas presented in this book are quite prescriptive. They should be adapted using true standards to meet the needs of people in the New Age.

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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.
Equivalent value to the US dollar Global Population Growth 6000 Population (millions) 4800 3600 1400 1200 0 0 1000 Year 2000 World Average Income Per Person 6000 4800 3600 1400 1200 0 0 1000 Year 2000

All regions of the world were poor in 1820 and before this time. In Western Europe, people in 1820 earned slightly less on average than modern day Africans. 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 4:26-27, "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 for us, 2000 years after he was crucified. Why was he sent mostly for 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 is not incompatible with following Jesus, but inequality is. Additionally, the type of wealth is important. We can quickly run into idolatry if we are using money to buy lots of pointless possessions or holidays. Money in particular is not a good mode of wealth transfer as I have discussed in
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"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. He claims that most 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. However, the inability to cure disease is a byproduct 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 led 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 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. Those who are in poverty can be trained to help too. People who have experience of building infrastructure will need to be involved (people who work in water, sanitation, etc.). Clearly I don't know the details yet, as it will require careful planning in cooperation with people who have
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experience of dealing with this kind of problem (foreign aid workers, armed forces, etc.). However, I have put some 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, even less (0.16%) 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 are generally a source of oppression rather than benefaction. 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 will pay you everything!' The king felt sorry for him, so he forgave him the debt and let him go.

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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. A billion children live in poverty (one in two 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 five (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 just a concept, a means of exchanging products and services). 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 and everyone would love their neighbour as themselves.
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If a whole community became in need then other communities would step in and help. If whole regions or 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 not engage in what has become traditional worship. 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 (e.g. 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 and finance – no money, so these aren't needed either. Everyone is so willing to serve others that they are the real insurance. Transport – there will need to be a transport system, 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 should be taught to read and understand the Bible and how to follow Jesus. We also need to learn the things that we are good at so that we can serve others. So there is definitely room for education, probably helped by mostly everyone (e.g. everyone could come and teach what they do so that young people can decide what they like doing best). Since people live forever, there is less urgency for early years education, and children should be allowed to enjoy their childhood. I do not believe that people should be forced to go to schools. Defense – none required. There is no room for weapons in this society. Pensions – none required. People stay young.
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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 the question is invalid because any form of government is not in line with following Jesus. However, I believe that 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 an Ideal 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 many people would start dying because we would still be living in a selfish Western culture and 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. 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.
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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, Urdu and other languages to go to various 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 many people 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 about "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 chapter 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 twelve 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, rubber, wood and stone, which can all be sourced or grown locally. The buildings should be designed efficiently for construction but must also be well-built and durable (earthquake-proof) and take into account the local climate. 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.

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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. 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 built 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 the events of the time of the end (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 that preserving people is more important (also, the term 'animals' has other connotations – see "Parables and General Issues").

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There are many species of livestock suited for mountainous conditions (e.g. 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.

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 from Google Earth is shown on the next page and Point Peter is circled.

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The approximate size of the city is shown, assuming it could be built on a flat surface.

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 21:1821: "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
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Babylonia. Later on, Nebuchadnezzar 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! Appendix Please also see "City Planning 2" and the Residence Block Floor Plan. Some of the temple measurements from Ezekiel: 40:5: The city is surrounded by a wall 3m high and also 3m 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 6.5m 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 25m 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 10m by 6m, the main room is 20m by 10m and another room 10m by 10m. 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.
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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, 35m by 45m. 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 25m by 50m 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 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 50m by 50m. 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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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 Block Floor Plan is shown on the previous page. 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 is 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 (or at least bedding and towels) is likely to be 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. All buildings must be reinforced to withstand a huge earthquake.
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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. Examples of production and serving facilities: Production of building materials Chemical manufacture (e.g. 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 (e.g. salt, flour from corn) Educational/art materials manufacture Toy manufacture Printing (e.g. Leaflets, book binding, signs) Plant and tree nursery (gardening and reforestation) Transport Bee-keeping Sex-related products Hair cutting and other personal services

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Examples of 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 by 50m): A maize maze, which can be regrown in a different pattern every year (maize grows taller than people) Adventure playground Traditional playground Castle (containing games, toys, clothes to dress up in etc.) Puzzle area much like the TV series "The Crystal Maze" Miniature golf Bowling Alley Examples of other leisure 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 (e.g. in each court there could be four classes for different ages); many skills could be taught by apprenticeship (learning on the job) rather than through formal education. Advanced education and libraries should be available for people wanting to find parables, and to find new ways to improve the lives of other people. 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. We can actively stop things that are against Jesus (e.g. 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 (e.g. 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), the promise to Daniel in 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. Why do people like Muslims, Buddhists, atheists etc. who did not even believe in Jesus deserve to participate in the New Age? People at the present time bear the consequences of not following Jesus. For example,
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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. The Christian religion has involved people following Paul rather than Jesus, so Christians are in no position to judge anyone as being unworthy of the New Age. Matthew 25:24 shows 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 and to the deaths of all people who 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 third day. To God, a day is like a thousand years (Psalms 90:4). However, as I discuss below, Jesus is said to have risen right at the start of the third day; 2007AD. Another reason I believe that three days represent 3000 years is because of what it says in Revelation chapter 20 about "the thousand years". Christ is said to rule for a thousand years (20003000AD). 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. A separate chapter shows that 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. 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."
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I've drawn a representation of the timeline below.

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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 regain their memories of 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 about "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. 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
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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. It is estimated that more than 100 billion people 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 since people 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 we are over the limits since half the world are 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 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 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 (i.e. what is right/wrong with marriage). Firstly, I start with the following premise. Both men and women marry for selfish reasons; 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 (e.g. 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, i.e. those which correspond to the second commandment of Jesus; love your neighbour as yourself: To provide security. This is overridden 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 therefore not in a selfish male's best interests to marry.
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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.

Average prices in the UK: ring: £1,200; wedding: £16,000; house: £210,000.
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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. 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
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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 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 (i.e. the truth will set you free). Jesus helped Mary Magdalene who may have been 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 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
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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).

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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 in the chapter 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. 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 we can only be healed if we are following Jesus (i.e. 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.

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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. 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
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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. Perhaps the reason why it is bad (in the short term) is that a large amount of suffering will result from the plagues. 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 events of the time of the end. 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 perform the same roles as Jesus and Paul (this is the hard work referred to in Genesis 3:19). The roles are discussed further in the chapter about "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?". 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) 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)
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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." 70 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." 72 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!" 74 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
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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 something coming down that looked like a large sheet being lowered by 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
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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 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 after he died. The author of the letters was a follower of Paul. In particular, they directly support Paul's teachings:
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1. 2 Peter 3:16 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 2:18-19: "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. Peter becomes Jesus I believe that it has been arranged for Peter to take 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 about "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
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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 spiritually reborn 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. 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 forty days in the desert. This parallels the forty 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'. 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. 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
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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.

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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 similar testimony to that which Jesus gave. All of these would represent 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).
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Jesus' brothers (Matthew 13:55) 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 referring to himself as 'I Am' – the same name that the Old Testament 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). Luke 6:12-16 lists the names of the twelve disciples. There are three pairs who share the same name: 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].

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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. She is probably his real mother in the New Age. 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 is as follows: The story of creation 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.
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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). It is thought that there is a black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Black holes are very interesting, and have given rise to something called "string theory", which physicists think might be a "theory of everything". It has more recently been termed M-Theory, which stands for "The Mother of all Theories", providing parable-based evidence that this theory is correct. My role is that of Mary, the spiritual mother of Peter/Jesus (see "About the Author").
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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 our food and clothing is coming from. All we need is faith that God will influence the Universe to sort these things out for us. 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 (e.g. 1 Samuel 28:6). Therefore, the same spirit (Satan) is involved. Satan may also have influence over evil spirits/illness (e.g. a spirit said that it knew Jesus and Paul – perhaps the spirit knew to leave a person in
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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 ensuring 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. His letters give a direct choice between following Jesus or following Paul's teachings, which seem a lot easier and do not involve the truth. Satan really has tested us all.

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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 be ready to step in with lies, visions, ghosts, "imaginary" friends for children and so on. While I'm on the subject, here are some examples of types of evil: Examples of evil from human source: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Group pressure to try to force someone to do something Verbal abuse Physical abuse Torture Slavery Psychological abuse 1. Bullying of various kinds 2. Permanently blaming people for things they may not have done (e.g. 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 (e.g. reverse psychology, pretending to be upset etc. with selfish intent). Greed that causes war and oppression of others Persecution of those doing good 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 Exclusion of people or unwarranted derision of a social group Power hierarchies

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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 (e.g. 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 5. Taking possession of people (tongues, Muhammad etc.) 6. Mixing good and evil together to disguise the evil

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Examples of what is not evil: 1. Mistakes 2. Unkindness and unfriendliness (e.g. 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, e.g. 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 12:38-39 "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 18:10-13 "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 available resources are 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 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 about 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; 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 is 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 and Hinduism and you are dedicated to helping the less fortunate and would like to help end poverty.
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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" 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 others. 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 in favour of the commandments and teachings of Jesus. You must have faith (in other words you believe what Jesus says is true, therefore you can do what he says). 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). 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, and likens it to a slave following orders.
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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.

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Meaning of the Crucifixion
This is a crucial point. 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:

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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 and Luke 10:27. 2. Follow him: Matthew 16:24, Matthew 19:21, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23, Luke 18:22 and 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 and 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 and 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, Romans 8:31-35 and 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 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.'
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"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!' "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.' "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 of 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. There is nothing wrong with eating, drinking and being merry, but there is something wrong about doing it at the expense of the poor. 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 to follow Jesus. 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 a 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 7:1-4). 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 and 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 teaching about judging is an anti-pride law, because if we judge others we are declaring ourselves to be superior. Declaring judgement can also be an attempt to restrict the freedom of choice of other people and their right to judge things for themselves. Judging people can be distinguished from offering them advice and teaching them.
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The Ten Commandments are false teaching. For example, Jesus broke the Sabbath Law. The Jews took the Sabbath Law to mean "do no work". Essentially if we are doing anything that is serving another person then we should be working on a Sabbath day just like any other day. If we take the Jewish interpretation, then we could be following Jesus 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 as a result? Jesus also taught that the Commandment on respecting our parents should be ignored if they object to their children following Jesus. 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 (e.g. website hosting). This is not my fault, but that of society. So really, it is the structure of society that needs to change. Judging by true standards, this 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 we break a law written in the Bible in order to follow Jesus? 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. Our true judgements are our own responsibility and no one should judge us 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).
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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 the "Other" slice of the pie. The bulk is swallowed up by pensions and other social support – this is fine, many of these people
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would otherwise be very poor in the current system. Health takes £104bn 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 £32bn, so purchasing your torch helps to fund wars (that is one way in which the torch causes death). Public order (police) takes up £33bn. This would be unnecessary in a Christian society. Education takes £77bn, 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 twelve 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 country 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? 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 ten 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 by ten 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 (e.g. fair trade 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 fair trade 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 a search engine and you will find www.killercoke.org. Put Nestle into a search engine and high up in 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 they are heavily advertised and encourage greed by creating a range of different cars, some more expensive than others.
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They are seen as a status symbol and essential part of the "getting laid" process (see the chapter about 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. 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 six protons, six electrons and six 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. The American and British Governments recently fought a war and removed a dictatorship 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 represented by 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 Jesus will be restored to his rightful position as a teacher with followers after three days. Both of these dreams appear to relate to the year 2007 (three 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 seven years of plenty and seven years of famine. Each 7 year period refers to 2000 years (in accordance with other time periods in the book of Daniel – see the chapter about "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 spiritual famine for modern Christians over the last 2000 years from the Church, but at the same time God has been putting spiritual food into
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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 ineffective. 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 everything of ourselves to solve the problems of poverty in return for the spiritual food that we have received.

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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: Jesus Esther: Mary Magdalene/myself 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 three years and the '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 another 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. As described in a separate chapter, Haman is also identified with 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 laws when true standards demand otherwise. 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
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found out that Haman 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 about Paul that proves his 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 1 (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: each [wheel] had another wheel which intersected it at right angles

10:8: And there appeared in 10:9: Behold the the cherubims the form of a four wheels mans hand under their wings

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. 1:13: "It went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning." The up/down motion is how an engine words and the lightning could be the spark plug.

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 forty 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!'" 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.

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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 a reason for this apathy – the prophecies against false male and false female prophets, who (a) make up prophecy about the time of the end and (b) teach people that everything is fine when it isn't. 16:48-50 compares the present time with Sodom (the Old Testament god claimed responsibility for the destruction of this town 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 letters, 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 forty days and forty nights of the flood of Noah (see "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?" Chapter 34 denounces the shepherds of Israel (modern priests). It 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 probably referring to those following the Pauline form of the faith coming to life by following Jesus; it may also represents the
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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 about City Planning.

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Twelve Tribes
Jacob had twelve sons in the book of Genesis. The family tree is as follows:

Jacob Leah Reuben Simeon Levi Judah Issachar Zebulun Zilpah Gad Asher Bilhah Dan Naphtali Rachel Joseph Benjamin

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 people's relationships with the Old Testament 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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God has shaped the world to reflect the Word (even the two words sound the same). You might argue that all the map features on this website are just there by random. The chance of that is zero. If you want to find out, use a random map generator (e.g. 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
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In Zechariah, the Old Testament 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. The Pauline form of the religion is most active in North America, and the crumbs represent the amount of spiritual food they receive in comparison with a follower of Jesus. Russian/Alaskan Border – The Cold War

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The border between Alaska and Russia looks like two fists pointing guns at the respective countries. This is reminiscent of the Cold War. There are many more examples in the chapters about "Luke 21:21", "The Time of the End", "Old Testament Minor Prophets", "The Twelve Tribes" and "St. Paul is a 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. Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micha Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi Haggai This book starts in chapter 1 by talking about the Temple. 1:2: "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. 1:5-6: "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 means we should 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." – because no one had advocated following Jesus. 2:6-9: "Before long I will shake heaven, earth, land and sea. I will overthrow all the nations, 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
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than the old one, and there I will give my people prosperity and peace." – the wealth from the rich nations will be used to help the poor ones. 2:13-14: "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 4:4-8, the idolatry is blamed 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. 5:10: The "punishment" will be poured out "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 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
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much because your sin is so great." Joel The book of Joel describes a devastating drought and plagues of locusts. Then there is a call for repentance and a sacred meeting for everyone on Mount Zion (2:15) – this reflects us going to build Zion (New Jerusalem). Then the fertility of the land was restored, and in 2:23 there was "the right amount of autumn rain." 2:28-32 describes 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 Old Testament god 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 chapter 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." 5:21-24: "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." In chapter 7, the Old Testament 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 god's judgments.

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Jonah Jonah is a prophet who was told to warn the city of Nineveh to repent or be prepared to be destroyed. 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 for three days, which relates to me having taken "three days" (approximately 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 about 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.). 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.

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Habakkuk This book starts with the prophet Habakkuk complaining to the Old Testament god 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 chapter 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 taught 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. 2:5-7: "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.'" 1:15-16: "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." (e.g. 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 treacherous; the priests defile what is sacred, and twist the law of God to their own advantage."

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The book of Numbers contains several scriptural parables. 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 as described in the chapter about Elijah. Anyone guilty of adultery (or rather not worshipping God in the proper way) will feel the 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 the Old Testament god. Jesus came from Nazareth, and the words sound very similar – this implies that followers of Jesus are especially dedicated to God. They show their dedication by not having their hair cut (heir to the throne of God – Jesus), which represents following Jesus. In his last teaching, Jesus represents those who are innocent dying because of the sins of others (see "Meaning of the Crucifixion"); the consequences of sin is suffering and death. By following Jesus, we 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 also agrees with what Jesus says about family (e.g. Matthew 10:34-39). We must prioritise the teachings of Jesus over any objections from our family: Numbers 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. 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 16 describes a punishment for a group of Levites (priests). A small number of them rebelled against the leadership of Moses. Moses led the Israelites to safety and therefore represents Jesus. This chapter is a warning to modern day ministers – rebelling against Jesus and following Paul instead will result in consequences like those described in 16:25-35, where they got eaten up by the Earth and went to the world of the dead with their possessions.

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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 about "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 where 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 is a brief area of the book that actually makes sense and agrees with the teachings of Jesus – verses 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. There are specific religious festivals that must be observed. There are rules about the type of oil that goes into the temple lamps. There is an example of "fair" punishment (24:10-16) – A foreigner visited the Israelites and got into a quarrel and cursed the Old Testament god. They took him to Moses and judged that he should be stoned to death. So much for their own commandment, "thou shalt not kill." Then the "eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" law is
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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 Old Testament god. 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. First Bible reading. Second Bible reading. There is a hymn. The Nicene creed is read. The Lord's prayer is read. Everyone says "Peace be with you" to everyone else. There is a hymn. There is a sermon from the minister. 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 the top.

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There are 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 (Matthew 11:14) who alludes to myself as described in "Life After Death". The story of Elijah starts in chapter 17 of the first book of Kings. Initially, he 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, the Old Testament god promises to send rain. This corresponds to the rain in the prophecy of Noah that causes the flood. Then Elijah gathered together prophets of Baal and Asherah (representing 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 interpreted to be the real one. The prophets of Baal cut themselves with daggers and called out to their god, but no fire was sent. Then Elijah built his altar, put the sacrifice on it and prayed to the Old Testament god. 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 his sacrifice with water, which probably relates to the water-based plagues. Then Elijah had to flee for his life from Jezebel (see below) and he had difficulty having the strength to carry on for the next forty days (the length of the rain in the story of Noah); this represents the time after 25th December 2007, leading up to 2039. It is going to be difficult because God has set difficult tasks for us. After the forty day journey to Sinai, there was a wind, and earthquake and a fire. These represent the events of the time of the end. 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
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supplied them with food and water? Jezebel persecuted prophets of the Old Testament god, representing Paul's influence on the disciples. 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 1 Kings 20:42 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 to sell the vineyard to Ahab.
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Ahab was very depressed so Jezebel arranged for people to 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 Old Testament god (at the end of chapter 21) so god said that he would 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 22:19-22 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
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 five precepts are the Buddhist ethical code: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Abstain from harming living beings. Abstain from taking things not freely given. Abstain from sexual misconduct. Abstain from false speech. 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 fables are. 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 – the word "harm" is buried in this Buddhist term). Try telling that to someone who has toothache.
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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.

In this short letter I hope that I have successfully persuaded you that Buddhism is not the correct religion to follow. Buddhism is a self-centered theology that is focussed on meditation rather than serving others.

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Hinduism
This chapter describes the main differences between Hinduism and following Jesus. Teaching Hindus about Jesus 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 chapter 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). 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
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"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 following Jesus (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. "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.
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"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"), although 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. Hindus suggest there are four purposes to life: 1. 2. 3. 4. Dharma: fulfilling your purpose Artha: Prospering Kama: Having fun Moksha: Getting to know God

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The Christian purpose of life is to follow the commandments of Jesus: 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) 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 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. 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.
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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. 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 statement is present is because it is also in the New Testament. Satan is trying to make sure that even at the time of the end, people following Islam still do not learn to 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 persecutes Jesus and his followers, a man who 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 (9.61): "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 in Matthew 12:32: "Anyone who says something against the
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Son of Man can be forgiven." 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 in 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 the nature of sin. 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 and given to a Christian, the Islamic religion would have been identified for what it is 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 not be following the Islamic religion. The Koran gives an
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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. An 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 killed but later resurrected.

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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, Jesus' sacrificial death was to teach about the consequence of sin. Jesus is representing many other sin bearers (e.g. 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
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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 taught about Jesus 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. 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 this book. In addition, it means that I am the "first begotten
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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 "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 soulmate. Evidence for Mary Magdalene as the author of the Gospel of John comes from John 19:26-27: Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing there; so he said to his mother, "He is your son." Then he said to the disciple, "She is your mother." From that time the disciple took her to live in his home. The "disciple he loved" (the anonymous author of the Gospel of John) was probably Mary Magdalene, but she would not have understood that he was telling his mother (Mary wife of Joseph) that I would be her mother. 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 (i.e. me starting to follow Jesus), but then it returns with seven worse spirits (the
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plagues of the time of the end), 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 is also resurrected (see the chapter entitled "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"). 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. This book relates to the "first pains of childbirth" (Matthew 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 (i.e. me) has conceived a child by the Holy Spirit, who is Jesus. Hopefully this refers to the spiritual "birth" of Simon Peter in the modern era. It could refer to her death in the plague and rebirth into the New Age. The predicted date for the events in the chapter entitled "Luke 21:21" is exactly nine months after I first contacted Peter to tell her about this book.

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Appendix: Gospel of Thomas
By Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer. These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded. 1 And he said, "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death." 2 Jesus said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all. [And after they have reigned they will rest.]" 3 Jesus said, "If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the (Father's) kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is within you and it is outside you. When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty." 4 Jesus said, "The person old in days won't hesitate to ask a little child seven days old about the place of life, and that person will live. For many of the first will be last, and will become a single one." 5 Jesus said, "Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. [And there is nothing buried that will not be raised."] 6 His disciples asked him and said to him, "Do you want us to fast? How should we pray? Should we give to charity? What diet should we observe?" Jesus said, "Don't lie, and don't do what you hate, because all things are disclosed before heaven. After all, there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and there is nothing covered up that will remain undisclosed." 7 Jesus said, "Lucky is the lion that the human will eat, so that the lion becomes human. And foul is the human that the lion will eat, and the lion still will become human." 8 And he said, The person is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of little fish. Among them the wise fisherman discovered a fine large fish. He threw all the little fish back into the sea, and easily chose the large fish. Anyone here with two good ears had better listen!
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9 Jesus said, Look, the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered (them). Some fell on the road, and the birds came and gathered them. Others fell on rock, and they didn't take root in the soil and didn't produce heads of grain. Others fell on thorns, and they choked the seeds and worms ate them. And others fell on good soil, and it produced a good crop: it yielded sixty per measure and one hundred twenty per measure. 10 Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and look, I'm guarding it until it blazes." 11 Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. During the days when you ate what is dead, you made it come alive. When you are in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one, you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?" 12 The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you are going to leave us. Who will be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "No matter where you are you are to go to James the Just, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being." 13 Jesus said to his disciples, "Compare me to something and tell me what I am like." Simon Peter said to him, "You are like a just messenger." Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher." Thomas said to him, "Teacher, my mouth is utterly unable to say what you are like." Jesus said, "I am not your teacher. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling spring that I have tended." And he took him, and withdrew, and spoke three sayings to him. When Thomas came back to his friends they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?" Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the sayings he spoke to me, you will pick up rocks and stone me, and fire will come from the rocks and devour you." 14 Jesus said to them, "If you fast, you will bring sin upon yourselves, and if you pray, you will be condemned, and if you give to charity, you will harm your spirits. When you go into any region and walk about in the countryside, when people take you in, eat what they serve you and heal the sick among them.
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After all, what goes into your mouth will not defile you; rather, it's what comes out of your mouth that will defile you." 15 Jesus said, "When you see one who was not born of woman, fall on your faces and worship. That one is your Father." 16 Jesus said, "Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to cast conflicts upon the earth: fire, sword, war. For there will be five in a house: there'll be three against two and two against three, father against son and son against father, and they will stand alone. 17 Jesus said, "I will give you what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, what no hand has touched, what has not arisen in the human heart." 18 The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us, how will our end come?" Jesus said, "Have you found the beginning, then, that you are looking for the end? You see, the end will be where the beginning is. Congratulations to the one who stands at the beginning: that one will know the end and will not taste death." 19 Jesus said, "Congratulations to the one who came into being before coming into being. If you become my disciples and pay attention to my sayings, these stones will serve you. For there are five trees in Paradise for you; they do not change, summer or winter, and their leaves do not fall. Whoever knows them will not taste death." 20 The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us what Heaven's kingdom is like." He said to them, It's like a mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds, but when it falls on prepared soil, it produces a large plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky. 21 Mary said to Jesus, "What are your disciples like?" He said, They are like little children living in a field that is not theirs. when the owners of the field come, they will say, "Give us back our field." They take off their clothes in front of them in order to give it back to them, and they return their field to them. For this reason I say, if the owners of a house know that a thief is coming, they will be on guard before the thief arrives and will not let the thief break into their house (their domain) and steal their possessions.
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As for you, then, be on guard against the world. Prepare yourselves with great strength, so the robbers can't find a way to get to you, for the trouble you expect will come. Let there be among you a person who understands. When the crop ripened, he came quickly carrying a sickle and harvested it. Anyone here with two good ears had better listen! 22 Jesus saw some babies nursing. He said to his disciples, "These nursing babies are like those who enter the kingdom." They said to him, "Then shall we enter the kingdom as babies?" Jesus said to them, "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom]." 23 Jesus said, "I shall choose you, one from a thousand and two from ten thousand, and they will stand as a single one." 24 His disciples said, "Show us the place where you are, for we must seek it." He said to them, "Anyone here with two ears had better listen! There is light within a person of light, and it shines on the whole world. If it does not shine, it is dark." 25 Jesus said, "Love your friends like your own soul, protect them like the pupil of your eye." 26 Jesus said, "You see the sliver in your friend's eye, but you don't see the timber in your own eye. When you take the timber out of your own eye, then you will see well enough to remove the sliver from your friend's eye." 27 "If you do not fast from the world, you will not find the kingdom. If you do not observe the sabbath as a sabbath you will not see the Father." 28 Jesus said, "I took my stand in the midst of the world, and in flesh I appeared to them. I found them all drunk, and I did not find any of them thirsty. My soul ached for the children of humanity, because they are blind in their hearts and do not see, for they came into the world empty, and they also seek to depart from the world empty. But meanwhile they are drunk. When they shake off their wine, then they will change their ways."

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29 Jesus said, "If the flesh came into being because of spirit, that is a marvel, but if spirit came into being because of the body, that is a marvel of marvels. Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has come to dwell in this poverty." 30 Jesus said, "Where there are three deities, they are divine. Where there are two or one, I am with that one." 31 Jesus said, "No prophet is welcome on his home turf; doctors don't cure those who know them." 32 Jesus said, "A city built on a high hill and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden." 33 Jesus said, "What you will hear in your ear, in the other ear proclaim from your rooftops. After all, no one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, nor does one put it in a hidden place. Rather, one puts it on a lampstand so that all who come and go will see its light." 34 Jesus said, "If a blind person leads a bind person, both of them will fall into a hole." 35 Jesus said, "One can't enter a strong person's house and take it by force without tying his hands. Then one can loot his house." 36 Jesus said, "Do not fret, from morning to evening and from evening to morning, [about your food--what you're going to eat, or about your clothing--] what you are going to wear. [You're much better than the lilies, which neither card nor spin. As for you, when you have no garment, what will you put on? Who might add to your stature? That very one will give you your garment.]" 37 His disciples said, "When will you appear to us, and when will we see you?" Jesus said, "When you strip without being ashamed, and you take your clothes and put them under your feet like little children and trample then, then [you] will see the son of the living one and you will not be afraid." 38 Jesus said, "Often you have desired to hear these sayings that I am speaking to you, and you have no one else from whom to hear them. There will be days when you will seek me and you will not find me." 39 Jesus said, "The Pharisees and the scholars have taken the keys of knowledge and have hidden them. They have not entered nor have they allowed those who want to enter to do so. As for you, be as sly as snakes and as simple as doves."
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40 Jesus said, "A grapevine has been planted apart from the Father. Since it is not strong, it will be pulled up by its root and will perish." 41 Jesus said, "Whoever has something in hand will be given more, and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little they have." 42 Jesus said, "Be passersby." 43 His disciples said to him, "Who are you to say these things to us?" "You don't understand who I am from what I say to you. Rather, you have become like the Judeans, for they love the tree but hate its fruit, or they love the fruit but hate the tree." 44 Jesus said, "Whoever blasphemes against the Father will be forgiven, and whoever blasphemes against the son will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the holy spirit will not be forgiven, either on earth or in heaven." 45 Jesus said, "Grapes are not harvested from thorn trees, nor are figs gathered from thistles, for they yield no fruit. Good persons produce good from what they've stored up; bad persons produce evil from the wickedness they've stored up in their hearts, and say evil things. For from the overflow of the heart they produce evil." 46 Jesus said, "From Adam to John the Baptist, among those born of women, no one is so much greater than John the Baptist that his eyes should not be averted. But I have said that whoever among you becomes a child will recognize the kingdom and will become greater than John." 47 Jesus said, "A person cannot mount two horses or bend two bows. And a slave cannot serve two masters, otherwise that slave will honor the one and offend the other. "Nobody drinks aged wine and immediately wants to drink young wine. Young wine is not poured into old wineskins, or they might break, and aged wine is not poured into a new wineskin, or it might spoil. An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment, since it would create a tear." 48 Jesus said, "If two make peace with each other in a single house, they will say to the mountain, 'Move from here!' and it will move." 49 Jesus said, "Congratulations to those who are alone and chosen, for you will find the kingdom. For you have come from it, and you will return there again."
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50 Jesus said, "If they say to you, 'Where have you come from?' say to them, 'We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established [itself], and appeared in their image.' If they say to you, 'Is it you?' say, 'We are its children, and we are the chosen of the living Father.' If they ask you, 'What is the evidence of your Father in you?' say to them, 'It is motion and rest.'" 51 His disciples said to him, "When will the rest for the dead take place, and when will the new world come?" He said to them, "What you are looking forward to has come, but you don't know it." 52 His disciples said to him, "Twenty-four prophets have spoken in Israel, and they all spoke of you." He said to them, "You have disregarded the living one who is in your presence, and have spoken of the dead." 53 His disciples said to him, "is circumcision useful or not?" He said to them, "If it were useful, their father would produce children already circumcised from their mother. Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become profitable in every respect." 54 Jesus said, "Congratulations to the poor, for to you belongs Heaven's kingdom." 55 Jesus said, "Whoever does not hate father and mother cannot be my disciple, and whoever does not hate brothers and sisters, and carry the cross as I do, will not be worthy of me." 56 Jesus said, "Whoever has come to know the world has discovered a carcass, and whoever has discovered a carcass, of that person the world is not worthy." 57 Jesus said, The Father's kingdom is like a person who has [good] seed. His enemy came during the night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The person did not let the workers pull up the weeds, but said to them, "No, otherwise you might go to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat along with them." For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be conspicuous, and will be pulled up and burned. 58 Jesus said, "Congratulations to the person who has toiled and has found life."

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59 Jesus said, "Look to the living one as long as you live, otherwise you might die and then try to see the living one, and you will be unable to see." 60 He saw a Samaritan carrying a lamb and going to Judea. He said to his disciples, "that person ... around the lamb." They said to him, "So that he may kill it and eat it." He said to them, "He will not eat it while it is alive, but only after he has killed it and it has become a carcass." They said, "Otherwise he can't do it." He said to them, "So also with you, seek for yourselves a place for rest, or you might become a carcass and be eaten." 61 Jesus said, "Two will recline on a couch; one will die, one will live." Salome said, "Who are you mister? You have climbed onto my couch and eaten from my table as if you are from someone." Jesus said to her, "I am the one who comes from what is whole. I was granted from the things of my Father." "I am your disciple." "For this reason I say, if one is whole, one will be filled with light, but if one is divided, one will be filled with darkness." 62 Jesus said, "I disclose my mysteries to those [who are worthy] of [my] mysteries. Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing." 63 Jesus said, There was a rich person who had a great deal of money. He said, "I shall invest my money so that I may sow, reap, plant, and fill my storehouses with produce, that I may lack nothing." These were the things he was thinking in his heart, but that very night he died. Anyone here with two ears had better listen! 64 Jesus said, A person was receiving guests. When he had prepared the dinner, he sent his slave to invite the guests. The slave went to the first and said to that one, "My master invites you." That one said, "Some merchants owe me money; they are coming to me tonight. I have to go and give them instructions. Please excuse me from dinner." The slave went to another and said to that one, "My master has invited you." That one said to the slave, "I have bought a house, and I have been called away for a day. I shall have no time." The slave went to another and said to that one, "My master invites you." That one said to the slave, "My friend is to be married, and I am to arrange the banquet. I shall not be able to come. Please excuse me from dinner." The slave went to another and said to that one, "My master invites you." That one said to the slave, "I have bought an estate, and I am going to collect the rent. I shall not be able to come. Please excuse me." The slave returned and said to his
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master, "Those whom you invited to dinner have asked to be excused." The master said to his slave, "Go out on the streets and bring back whomever you find to have dinner." Buyers and merchants [will] not enter the places of my Father. 65 He said, A [...] person owned a vineyard and rented it to some farmers, so they could work it and he could collect its crop from them. He sent his slave so the farmers would give him the vineyard's crop. They grabbed him, beat him, and almost killed him, and the slave returned and told his master. His master said, "Perhaps he didn't know them." He sent another slave, and the farmers beat that one as well. Then the master sent his son and said, "Perhaps they'll show my son some respect." Because the farmers knew that he was the heir to the vineyard, they grabbed him and killed him. Anyone here with two ears had better listen! 66 Jesus said, "Show me the stone that the builders rejected: that is the keystone." 67 Jesus said, "Those who know all, but are lacking in themselves, are utterly lacking." 68 Jesus said, "Congratulations to you when you are hated and persecuted; and no place will be found, wherever you have been persecuted." 69 Jesus said, "Congratulations to those who have been persecuted in their hearts: they are the ones who have truly come to know the Father. Congratulations to those who go hungry, so the stomach of the one in want may be filled." 70 Jesus said, "If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not have that within you, what you do not have within you [will] kill you." 71 Jesus said, "I will destroy [this] house, and no one will be able to build it [...]." 72 A [person said] to him, "Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions with me." He said to the person, "Mister, who made me a divider?" He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I'm not a divider, am I?" 73 Jesus said, "The crop is huge but the workers are few, so beg the harvest boss to dispatch workers to the fields." 74 He said, "Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the well."
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75 Jesus said, "There are many standing at the door, but those who are alone will enter the bridal suite." 76 Jesus said, The Father's kingdom is like a merchant who had a supply of merchandise and found a peal. That merchant was prudent; he sold the merchandise and bought the single pearl for himself. So also with you, seek his treasure that is unfailing, that is enduring, where no moth comes to eat and no worm destroys." 77 Jesus said, "I am the light that is over all things. I am all: from me all came forth, and to me all attained. Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there." 78 Jesus said, "Why have you come out to the countryside? To see a reed shaken by the wind? And to see a person dressed in soft clothes, [like your] rulers and your powerful ones? They are dressed in soft clothes, and they cannot understand truth." 79 A woman in the crowd said to him, "Lucky are the womb that bore you and the breasts that fed you." He said to [her], "Lucky are those who have heard the word of the Father and have truly kept it. For there will be days when you will say, 'Lucky are the womb that has not conceived and the breasts that have not given milk.'" 80 Jesus said, "Whoever has come to know the world has discovered the body, and whoever has discovered the body, of that one the world is not worthy." 81 Jesus said, "Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce ." 82 Jesus said, "Whoever is near me is near the fire, and whoever is far from me is far from the kingdom." 83 Jesus said, "Images are visible to people, but the light within them is hidden in the image of the Father's light. He will be disclosed, but his image is hidden by his light." 84 Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you are happy. But when you see your images that came into being before you and that neither die nor become visible, how much you will have to bear!" 85 Jesus said, "Adam came from great power and great wealth, but he was not worthy of you. For had he been worthy, [he would] not [have tasted] death."
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86 Jesus said, "[Foxes have] their dens and birds have their nests, but human beings have no place to lay down and rest." 87 Jesus said, "How miserable is the body that depends on a body, and how miserable is the soul that depends on these two." 88 Jesus said, "The messengers and the prophets will come to you and give you what belongs to you. You, in turn, give them what you have, and say to yourselves, 'When will they come and take what belongs to them?'" 89 Jesus said, "Why do you wash the outside of the cup? Don't you understand that the one who made the inside is also the one who made the outside?" 90 Jesus said, "Come to me, for my yoke is comfortable and my lordship is gentle, and you will find rest for yourselves." 91 They said to him, "Tell us who you are so that we may believe in you." He said to them, "You examine the face of heaven and earth, but you have not come to know the one who is in your presence, and you do not know how to examine the present moment. 92 Jesus said, "Seek and you will find. In the past, however, I did not tell you the things about which you asked me then. Now I am willing to tell them, but you are not seeking them." 93 "Don't give what is holy to dogs, for they might throw them upon the manure pile. Don't throw pearls [to] pigs, or they might ... it [...]." 94 Jesus [said], "One who seeks will find, and for [one who knocks] it will be opened." 95 [Jesus said], "If you have money, don't lend it at interest. Rather, give [it] to someone from whom you won't get it back." 96 Jesus [said], The Father's kingdom is like [a] woman. She took a little leaven, [hid] it in dough, and made it into large loaves of bread. Anyone here with two ears had better listen! 97 Jesus said, The [Father's] kingdom is like a woman who was carrying a [jar] full of meal. While she was walking along [a] distant road, the handle of the jar broke and the meal spilled behind her [along] the road. She didn't know it; she hadn't noticed a problem. When she reached her house, she put the jar down and discovered that it was empty. 98 Jesus said, The Father's kingdom is like a person who wanted to kill someone powerful. While still at home he drew his sword and thrust it into the wall to find out whether his hand would go in. Then he killed the powerful one.
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99 The disciples said to him, "Your brothers and your mother are standing outside." He said to them, "Those here who do what my Father wants are my brothers and my mother. They are the ones who will enter my Father's kingdom." 100 They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to him, "The Roman emperor's people demand taxes from us." He said to them, "Give the emperor what belongs to the emperor, give God what belongs to God, and give me what is mine." 101 "Whoever does not hate [father] and mother as I do cannot be my [disciple], and whoever does [not] love [father and] mother as I do cannot be my [disciple]. For my mother [...], but my true [mother] gave me life." 102 Jesus said, "Damn the Pharisees! They are like a dog sleeping in the cattle manger: the dog neither eats nor [lets] the cattle eat." 103 Jesus said, "Congratulations to those who know where the rebels are going to attack. [They] can get going, collect their imperial resources, and be prepared before the rebels arrive." 104 They said to Jesus, "Come, let us pray today, and let us fast." Jesus said, "What sin have I committed, or how have I been undone? Rather, when the groom leaves the bridal suite, then let people fast and pray." 105 Jesus said, "Whoever knows the father and the mother will be called the child of a whore." 106 Jesus said, "When you make the two into one, you will become children of Adam, and when you say, 'Mountain, move from here!' it will move." 107 Jesus said, The kingdom is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep. One of them, the largest, went astray. He left the ninety-nine and looked for the one until he found it. After he had toiled, he said to the sheep, 'I love you more than the ninety-nine.' 108 Jesus said, "Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me; I myself shall become that person, and the hidden things will be revealed to him." 109 Jesus said, The (Father's) kingdom is like a person who had a treasure hidden in his field but did not know it. And [when] he died he left it to his [son]. The son [did] not know about it either. He took over the field and sold it. The buyer went plowing, [discovered] the treasure, and began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished.
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110 Jesus said, "Let one who has found the world, and has become wealthy, renounce the world." 111 Jesus said, "The heavens and the earth will roll up in your presence, and whoever is living from the living one will not see death." Does not Jesus say, "Those who have found themselves, of them the world is not worthy"? 112 Jesus said, "Damn the flesh that depends on the soul. Damn the soul that depends on the flesh." 113 His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?" "It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!' Rather, the Father's kingdom is spread out upon the earth, and people don't see it." [Saying added to the original collection at a later date:] 114 Simon Peter said to them, "Make Mary leave us, for females don't deserve life." Jesus said, "Look, I will guide her to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every female who makes herself male will enter the kingdom of Heaven."

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Published by Alasdair Laurie. Proving Jesus © Alasdair T. R. Laurie (2007). UK Copyright Service Reg. 269023. You are free to distribute copies of this book.

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