Proving Jesus

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.

First published online. Last updated 22/12/07.

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......................................................................................................... 7 The Time of The End....................................................................................... 11 St. Paul - the False Apostle............................................................................. 25 Number of the Beast: Solomon/Wisdom (666)................................................ 57 The First Beast: Solomon/Wisdom.................................................................. 62 The Second Beast: Shaul (Saul)..................................................................... 80 The Third Beast: Michael (Archangel)............................................................. 99 The Fourth Beast: Haman (A Parable About Paul)........................................118 The 3000th Name: Paul.................................................................................. 138 The 666th Place in the Bible: Syria................................................................151 Linguistic Markers.......................................................................................... 172 Pictorial Parables........................................................................................... 182 Parables and General Issues........................................................................ 187 Linguistic Parables................................................................................ 187 Parables About the Church................................................................... 194 Parables from Jesus.............................................................................. 200 Other Biblical Parables.......................................................................... 205 Other Parables...................................................................................... 216 Contradictory Parables.......................................................................... 227 Predictions of the Coming of Jesus....................................................... 232 General Issues...................................................................................... 233 Parables from Hebrew Words........................................................................258 Parables from Greek Words.......................................................................... 277 Solving Poverty God's Way Poverty...........................................................................................................289 The Ideal Christian Society............................................................................ 293 True Christian Political Party......................................................................... 296 Issues for the New Age City Planning: New Jerusalem....................................................................... 298 Residence Block Floor Plan...........................................................................304 City Planning (2)............................................................................................ 305 Life After Death.............................................................................................. 308 Relationships................................................................................................. 313 Sexuality........................................................................................................ 319 Cool Stuff....................................................................................................... 321

Adam and Eve............................................................................................... 324 Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?......................................................................... 326 Biblical Issues How God and Satan Communicate............................................................... 335 True Christianity.............................................................................................341 Meaning of the Crucifixion............................................................................. 346 The Meaning of Life....................................................................................... 350 Rules are There to be Broken........................................................................351 Tracing Sin to Death...................................................................................... 353 Scriptural Parables and Supporting Evidence Joseph........................................................................................................... 358 Esther............................................................................................................ 361 Ezekiel........................................................................................................... 363 Twelve Tribes................................................................................................ 367 The World...................................................................................................... 369 Old Testament Minor Prophets...................................................................... 373 Numbers........................................................................................................ 378 Leviticus......................................................................................................... 380 Elijah.............................................................................................................. 383 Other Religions Confucianism................................................................................................. 386 Buddhism....................................................................................................... 391 Hinduism........................................................................................................ 395 Islam.............................................................................................................. 400 Sikhism.......................................................................................................... 414 Paganism....................................................................................................... 416 General Issues About the Author............................................................................................ 418 Appendix Glossary........................................................................................................ 422 Appendix: Gospel of Thomas........................................................................ 423

Introduction

Two thousand years ago, Jesus came to teach us to love and serve each other. He taught us to love our neighbour as ourselves.

The teachings of Jesus were soon changed into a system of rules, traditions and taxation. Palaces were built for people to worship, but this was not what Jesus had intended for us.

Instead of the selflessness advocated by Jesus, society remained selfish, leading to consumerism, poverty 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. After his death, several things distorted his teachings, especially the theology of St. Paul whose letters have been included in the Bible. Paul's 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 encourage people to learn how to follow Jesus, and provide for those who are presently in suffering. This book presents the case for following Jesus by using parable-based evidence and by emphasizing the problem of poverty in the third world. Issues such as Pauline letters, true Christianity, 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 by following Jesus. The book also describes the main ideologies in opposition to following Jesus: Common sense (666). Pauline theology and the Church. The institution of marriage. False religions. Governments and power hierarchies. Greed, selfishness and consumerism, motivated primarily by: Sex and the desire for power and dominance (especially men). The desire for happiness. The desire to please family. The desire to have things to talk about. The desire to fit in.

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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 Solomon is the 666th name in the Bible, the number of the beast. Solomon is famed for his wisdom, so wisdom has been associated with 666. There are two types of wisdom; spiritual wisdom and conventional wisdom ('common sense'). Our common sense is in direct opposition to teachings such as, "give up what you have and follow Jesus." In fact, Jesus' teachings are perceived as foolishness by our consumer-driven society. Consequentially, All Fools' Day (April 1st 2007) was the predicted date for an event that will help to end the mindset of common sense 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 Matthew 25:5, "the bridegroom was late in coming." 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. 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 affect the east coast of America.

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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
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 that this message is true, because he died on the cross and rose from the dead; Romans 3:21-26, Romans 5:6-11, Romans 6:5-10, Romans 8:31-35, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15, Ephesians 1:6-8, Ephesians 2:8-9 and Colossians 2:13-14. 2. Paul omits the first commandment of Jesus (Love the Lord with all your strength, heart, mind, body and soul) because "using all your strength" contradicts with his concept of 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). This is a criticism of those who compiled the New Testament. 5. Paul is hypocritical; he judges people in Romans 1:18-32, but condemns people for judging in Romans 2:1. 6. 1 Corinthians 5:4-5 encourages the condemnation of an individual. 7. 1 Corinthians 9:11, 1 Corinthians 9:17, 2 Corinthians 11:8 and 1 Timothy 5:17-18 promote the payment of priests (Jesus teaches us to give up all we have and follow him). 8. Acts 15:23-29 contains a letter to the Gentiles from the apostles, which substitutes the teachings of Jesus with three arbitrary dietary restrictions and a command to refrain from immorality. 9. In Romans 7:18-20, Paul claims that he is not responsible for his own sin. 10. Romans 12:3 wrongly implies that we cannot choose for ourselves to have faith and follow Jesus (doing what he says requires faith, the ability to believe that what he says is possible to do). 11. Romans 14:1-12 talks about dietary restrictions and faith. Faith has nothing to do with dietary restrictions. 12. Romans 3:1-4 implies that circumcision is advantageous. 13. 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 talks about the importance of head covering.
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14. 1 Corinthians 14:1-39 talks about strange tongues (this is a form of demonic possession – Jesus did not talk about strange tongues while he was alive). 15. 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 gives financial rules for the Church. 16. In 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. In Galatians 1:6-10, Paul condemns those who preach differently to himself. 19. In Galatians 1:12, Paul admits that no one actually taught him the Gospel (he was not an eyewitness, and he did not get his teachings from eyewitnesses). 20. Ephesians 5:21-33 instructs wives to submit to their husbands. 21. Ephesians 6:1-4 instructs us to do what our parents tell us (compare with Luke 14:26-27). 22. Ephesians 6:5-9 instructs slaves to obey their masters, implying that slavery is acceptable. 23. 1 Corinthians 9:6, 1 Thessalonians 4:11, Thessalonians 3:10-12 and Ephesians 4:28 instruct people to do ordinary jobs – Jesus calls for people to give up what they have and follow him. 24. Colossians 3:18-25 gives advice about relationships (wives, submit to your husbands; slaves, obey your human masters; children, obey your parents). 25. 1 Timothy 2:14 incites hatred of women through the story of Adam and Eve, and verse 2:15 implies that they can only be saved by bearing children. 26. 1 Timothy 2:1-15: Church worship, e.g. women must remain silent. 27. 1 Timothy 3:1-7: Church leaders. 28. 1 Timothy 3:8-13: Church helpers. 29. Titus 1:5-16: Church leaders. 30. 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 strength, heart, mind, body and soul; 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. 3. Sell your possessions, give the money to the poor and follow him: Matthew 19:21, Mark 10:21, Luke 12:33, Luke 14:33 and Luke 18:22. 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. 5. Criticising the teachers of the Law: Matthew 6:5, Matthew 15:7, Matthew 23:13-29, Mark 7:6 and 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 chapter 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 with 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. Many Americans worship St. Paul devoutly and spread his religion, but ignore the teachings of Jesus. The main results are war and economic oppression. Two and a half billion people live in poverty, while most people in the West live in affluence. 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, reflecting the availability of guns in America. There is an image of the whore of Babylon outlined by Hudson Bay (a Canadian body of water) riding on the scarlet beast (outlined by Labrador and Quebec) as described in Revelation 17:3-8 and shown in the picture above. This identifies North America with Babylon. Revelation chapter 18
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discusses the fall of Babylon. The punishment of Babylon is prophesied throughout the Bible. For example, Jeremiah 25:12-14 says, "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 events in the book of Jeremiah are parables about 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 in just one 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 giant tsunami that would affect the east coast of America. There is a recent precedent for Biblical tsunamis. The Indonesian tsunami in 2004 had an epicentre around the island of Sinabang (i.e. if we sin we get a bang). However, the regions that were affected by this tsunami are relatively poor, and there seems to be no reason why any sin in this area should have led to a tsunami. It seems likely that the name of this island was influenced to act as a warning for the event predicted here. Matthew 21:21 has the same verse number as Luke 21:21, which is mentioned at the start of this chapter. The number '21' in these verses could refer to the 21st century, during which the plagues of the time of the end take place. Matthew 21:21 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."
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I have faith and it could be argued that I have told La Palma to throw itself into the sea because I believe it will happen. Originally, this tsunami was predicted to happen on the 1st of 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. Six hundred and sixty six is the number of the beast, and in the book of Revelation it is said to be the number of a name. Solomon was famed for his wisdom, and Revelation 13:18 also says "here is wisdom" when referring to 666. There are two types of wisdom; spiritual wisdom and conventional wisdom ('common sense'). Common sense reasoning is in direct opposition to following Jesus. Following Jesus requires faith, for example, to know that everything will be perfectly fine, 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 – was to be the predicted date for this event. April 1st was also Palm Sunday. This is the traditional celebration of 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 chapters entitled "Linguistic Markers" and "Parables and General Issues". There are many more parables associated with this island. Another word containing 'palm' is napalm (an explosive), which could be associated with the predicted plague. The main town on the island of La Palma is Santa Cruz, and a place called Jesus is associated with Santa Cruz in Bolivia. The name of the town itself sounds like 'Satan'. The Canary islands were named after the Latin for 'dog' (Canis) because there were a lot of dogs on the island. The word 'dog' is associated with Satan because it is the reverse spelling of God (representing the opposite to God). The island of La Palma therefore has strong parable-based associations with both Jesus and Satan. A different tsunami happened on the 1st of April; the Solomon Islands were hit instead of the east coast of America. The name 'Solomon' implies that God supports the arguments made here, but is giving an extra warning to the Americans and extra time for this book to be written. The most likely date for this event is Christmas Day (25th December) 2007. The night of the 24th is the date of a full moon and Christmas Day celebrates the birth of Jesus. The volcanic island of La Reunion (the name implying 'second coming') erupted during the Easter Week of 2007. This also parallels the method by which the tsunami is predicted to be generated, from the unstable volcanic island of La Palma.

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The east coast of America was not affected during the Easter Week, which agrees with Matthew 25:5, "the bridegroom was late in coming." 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 of La Palma may also turn the moon red, fulfilling the sign predicted in Joel 2:31. Sicily sounds a lot like 'Silly', which relates to the concept of foolishness. In other words, these events parallel the predicted events. There is a scriptural parable in Genesis chapter 19, where Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed (representing the time of the end). Two angels came to warn Lot and his family that the city was about to be destroyed, and encouraged them to rush to the hills. 19:17: "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, in which case the hills represent the Great Rift Valley mountain range in Africa; they are the same as the hills mentioned in Luke 21:21. There is another scriptural parable in Exodus 20:18. The Ten Commandments were given to Moses on a smoking mountain, paralleling the new emphasis on the commandments of Jesus following the volcanic eruption of La Palma (a 'smoking mountain'). 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 entitled "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 approach of asteroid 1999 AN10 (07/08/2027), which is due back in 2039 (although currently not thought to be a threat by scientists). This 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 will be driven from their courses. In other words, [4] the asteroid will change its course, back towards Earth. This means that all four signs in Matthew 24:29-30 will have been fulfilled. The asteroid comes twice, paralleling the first and second comings of Jesus. There are twelve years between the first and the second comings of the asteroid, the possible significance of which is discussed in "Parables and General Issues". If 2027 is turned into letters of the alphabet (A=1, B=2 etc.), it becomes BBG (baby Jesus). The year 2027 is 2000 years since the crucifixion of Jesus. From this year (2006) to 2039 is 33 years, the age of Jesus on his crucifixion. The number 2039 resembles the atomic mass of plutonium-239, a component of nuclear weapons; an asteroid impact is more powerful than a nuclear weapon. Jesus refers to the asteroid in Luke 20:9-18, which talks about a man who owned a vineyard and let it out to tenants. He sent slaves and his son to ask for a share of the harvest, but they were sent back or killed. Jesus says that the owner of the vineyard will kill the tenants and let it out to others; this relates to the plagues of the time of the end and the New Age.
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Jesus finishes by mentioning a stone that can kill people, representing the predicted asteroid. 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', the length of time that Jonah was in a whale. I believe that the events of the future depend upon 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, which is why parables are important, and why disasters can be used as a form of communication.

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Timeline

~6BC, Jesus born 616 years 604, St. Paul's Cathedral built 610, Muhammad's revelation 70 weeks (Dan 9:24) 1006 furlongs (Rev 14:20)

994, 1000 years since the birth of Jesus 1616 1666, Fire of London: St. Paul's Cathedral destroyed

390 years (Ezekiel 4:5) 1290 days (Dan 12:11) 1335 days (Dan 12:12) 10 days (Rev 2:10) 7 weeks (Dan 9:25) 40 days of Noah 1000 years of real time is 42 months (1277.5 days) of 'Bible time'

62 weeks (Dan 9:26)

2004, 1400th anniversary of St. Paul's 2006, Proving Jesus book started 2007, tsunami 2014 2044 2027, first coming of asteroid, 2000 years since the crucifixion 2039, second coming of asteroid and the time of the end 3000

1260 days (Rev 12:6)

"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 and 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 'Bible time' into real time by the following simple equality; 1000 years of real time is equivalent to 42 months (3.5 years) of 'Bible time'. Therefore: 10 days = 8 years (Revelation 2:10) 1260 days = 986 years (Revelation 12:6) 1290 days = 1010 years (Daniel 12:11) 1335 days = 1045 years (Daniel 12:12) 2300 days = 1800 years (Daniel 8:14) The 1800 years refers to the time during which Paul's teachings have had their greatest influence (orthodoxy started to develop shortly after Jesus died, and the widely accepted New Testament was formed in the 4th century). It spans the time period 239 to 2039. The year 239 is exactly 4000 years since the creation of the world on the Jewish calendar. Since
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a day is like a thousand years to God (Psalms 90:4), this represents the end of the fourth day of Genesis. On this day, the sun and the moon were created (Genesis 1:16), which represent Jesus and Paul as described in "Parables and General Issues". According to the book of Daniel, the time period 239 to 2039 is the time during which the "sacrifices will not be offered", due to the influence of Pauline theology. Daniel 8:14 says that the sanctuary will be restored after this time. This time period has not been included on the timeline. These encoded timescales can be derived as follows: 11*11*11+1+1+1+1=1335 (6*6*6*6)-(6*6)=1260 6*6*6*6-6=1290 7*7*7*7-101=2300 There are ten ones used in the derivation of 1335, representing the ten horns of the fourth beast. As described later in this chapter, the fourth beast "broke everything into pieces", which describes the events of 2039, the end-point of this time period. The number six refers to wisdom as described in a separate chapter. It refers to 'common sense' for 1290 (linked to St. Paul's Cathedral) and spiritual wisdom for 1260 (after the time of the end). For 2300, the sevens refer to the plagues (the end point of this time period is 2039) and the number '101' refers to spiritual teachings (this number is used in American Universities to indicate an introductory course). Daniel chapter 9 contains more time frames (these are from the KJV version of the Bible; other translations such as GNB have different time frames): The 70 weeks of desolation represents 610 to 994AD, from the time of Muhammad's revelation to the 1000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus (Daniel 9:24). The 62 weeks represents 1666 to 2006 (Daniel 9:25). Daniel 9:26 says that there will be a flood after this time, representing the first plague. Daniel 9:25 describes a seven week period from the command to build New Jerusalem (in this book, 2006) to the coming of an anointed one. This time period represents 38 years, so the anointed one is due in 2044. This is 30 years after 2014, a potential date for the resurrection of myself, since this is the date when the time period for Revelation 12:6 starts (discussed later in this chapter). Jesus was also 30 years old when he started teaching. This parable suggests that people regain their memories 30 years after rebirth. Rebirth is discussed in "Life After Death". In addition, if I were to be resurrected in 2014, I would be 25 years old when the second plague is predicted to happen in 2039. Similarly, I am 25 years old at the time of the first predicted plague.
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The forty days and forty nights of the floods of Noah equate to 31.3 years. 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 key prophetic books in the Bible. This section takes a look at the book of Daniel, which describes events that occurred around 600 years before Jesus, after the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel was one of the Major Prophets, and his visions relate to the time of the end. The book starts by naming three Jews who were chosen to serve in the king's Royal court, including Daniel. The king had a dream that disturbed him, but he wanted his sorcerers to tell him the dream so that he would know that the interpretation would be accurate. Daniel was able to tell the king his dream and interpret it for him. The king had dreamed of 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. 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, and there were lots of precious metals in it (Daniel 2:32), but it became spiritually poor, so it broke easily (Daniel 2:35). The foot and the stone that broke it is depicted by a map of Europe. The stone is Sicily, which had a volcanic eruption on the 1st of March (see the chapter entitled "Luke 21:21"). In chapter 3, the king set up a golden image, whose dimensions (60 x 6 cubits) are associated with the number 6. The people had to worship this image when the music played. This refers to the Pauline form of Christian worship. The king represents Simon Peter (this idea is supported by parables discussed elsewhere, for example the constellation Cepheus described in "Parables and General Issues"). Simon Peter did help to set up the Pauline form of the Christian religion. Simon Peter is the king because he takes on the role of Jesus in the future as described in the chapter entitled "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?" Daniel therefore represents myself, who interprets the dream (teachings) of Jesus (the king). Daniel was faithful to God and refused to bow down and worship the golden image that the king 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 the Church), and that is what happened to
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Daniel and his friends. Similarly in chapter 6, Daniel was thrown into a pit of lions, but God protected him and he came back out unharmed. Therefore, if we stop worshipping the golden image and follow Jesus, even in the face of persecution, then we will be protected like Daniel and his friends. In chapter 4, the king had a dream about a large tree that covered the whole Earth and was loaded with fruit. This is the same dream/teaching that Jesus gave about the Kingdom of God, with him as the base of the tree, and everyone being served by him. However, an angel came down from heaven and cut the tree down. 4:15-16: "Now let the dew fall on this man, and let him live with the animals and the plants. For seven years he will not have a human mind, but the mind of an animal." The seven year time frame represents the 2000 years between the death of Simon Peter, and his rebirth into modern society. 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 epistles stopped people following Jesus. Daniel explained the dream to the king, and told him that this is what would happen to him. Daniel said that this was to make sure that the king acknowledged the power of God. In verse 4:33, the king became like a bird (representing an angel). After his seven years of living like this, the king said 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 participated in a "defilement of the temple vessels" and brought his princes, wives and concubines to share in the drinking of the Temple Wine. This refers to Holy Communion, which churchgoers take and then praise "the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood and of stone." 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 chapters about other religions). There are two identical words (mene), which could be interpreted as 'too mean', but more likely 'mean two'. Therefore, the writing on the wall probably says, "Mean Two to kill you for sin." As discussed elsewhere, the number two is strongly linked to myself and relates to the second coming. It implies that I am being 'mean' by advocating the plagues of the time of the end. 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 2 x 666 = 1332, the third by 3 x 666 = 1998 and the fourth by 4 x 666 = 2664. Each number is the name of a person in the Bible, for example, the 666th name is Solomon. These are described in subsequent
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chapters. 1. First beast: Daniel saw a lion. In the animal kingdom, the lion is referred to as the 'king of the beasts'. The 666th name is king Solomon. He can be described as the king of the (four) beasts. 2. Second beast: A bear with the bones represents the bare bones of the Christian religion. There are three of them, perhaps representing the three denials of Simon Peter, since it is the denial of Jesus that has led to the bare bones of the religion. As described in "About the Author", these three denials may represent the three letters of John, whose writing is in support of Pauline theology. 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 entitled "Cool Stuff"). The process of rebirth means that everyone will have led two lives (two heads). If two angels become one, then that individual has led four lives (four heads). Creatures with four wings and four faces are also mentioned in the book of Ezekiel. The 1998th name is Michael, suggesting that this leopard represents the Archangel Michael who fights Satan. 4. 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 that spoke great things, and made war against the Saints. The ten horns probably represent the Ten Commandments. After three have fallen, seven remain, representing the seven plagues. The three fallen horns may represent the three denials of Jesus, corresponding to the three letters of John and representing the theology of the Church. The one horn that speaks great things could represent this book, since it is directed against the three denials (the letters of the apostles) and the Ten Commandments. The 2664th name in the Bible is Haman. In the book of Esther, Haman tried to exterminate the Jews who represent followers of Jesus. Haman's activities are a parable about Paul. Daniel 7:25 in the KJV Bible says that the fourth beast had power until the dividing of time (the onset of the New Age). The fourth beast representing Paul appears to take the form of a dinosaur (which became extinct due to an asteroid, paralleling the plague predicted for 2039). 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.
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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 comings of Jesus. 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 entitled "Relationships" for more evidence and "The Meaning of the Crucifixion" for a discussion about this issue). 2 Timothy 4:11 states that the Gospel writer Luke was a companion of Paul, and that Mark served him. In Daniel 8:9, a smaller horn came out of one of the four horns (John wrote letters in addition to the Gospel according to John). This little horn (all the letters after the Gospels) was responsible for the true religion being "thrown to the ground". The time period of 2300 days is recorded, which represents the time period 239 to 2039 as discussed earlier in this chapter. The four horns that point in different directions are also discussed in the book of 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. Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3). 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." The verse number is 9/11, the date of the twin towers disaster. This 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 that are written in the Law of Moses" refer to Leviticus 26:14-46, in which the number seven features prominently, suggesting that these "curses" refer to the plagues of the time of the end. Chapter 11 is difficult to understand, but it describes what happened after Jesus died. 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 religion are in the north (Europe, America and Russia) and those who Jesus teaches about are mostly in the south (especially Africa). "Egypt" seems to refer to general
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people/places which have wealth; the links to Exodus means that it represents those who oppress the poor. Daniel 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, the true Christian religion had already been "plucked up". This is another quote which suggests that Paul had some influence over the Gospel writers. The Revelation to John My role parallels that of John the Baptist, since this book acts as a prelude to the resurrection of Simon Peter and possibly Jesus himself in 2027, as discussed in "Parables and General Issues". 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 relevant because they relate to the second coming. 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. As discussed elsewhere in this book, everyone has a soul-mate who they can "become one" with. Therefore, this warning in Revelation applies to both myself and my soul-mate, indicating that at least one of us has to experience or die in each plague, being resurrected if necessary to experience all of them. Since we "become one", this means that I will have experienced all seven of the plagues. There are various parables in the Bible that support this idea, one of which is the story of David and Bathsheba described in "Parables and General Issues". The other warning at the end of Revelation applies to those who "take away" from the book; they lose their share of the Holy City. It is probably a general warning to those following the Pauline form of the religion. For example, according to www.timesonline.co.uk, the Catholic Church has officially labelled Revelation 19:20 as untrue, thus taking away from the book. The predicted date for the resurrection of followers of Paul is on or after 3000AD, so New Jerusalem (the Holy City) may be destroyed before this time. There is evidence in "Parables and General Issues" to suggest
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that it will be damaged or destroyed during the plagues, but there will be survivors (Joel 2:32). Chapter 2 of the book of Revelation 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 have not been interpreting the commandments of Jesus correctly; we should now 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." This comment refers to the Pauline form of the Christian religion. 2:10: "Ye shall have tribulation ten days." – this is shown on the timeline as the period 2006 to 2014. 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" – these are 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 entitled "Old Testament Minor Prophets".

Chapter 6 talks about six out of seven seals being broken. The seven seals appear to relate 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 the first 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, and the Caspian sea contains the prefix 'casp', which is associated with death (e.g. caspases are enzymes that are involved in cell death) and corresponds to the pale horse.

In chapters 8 and 9, there are seven trumpet blasts from six out of seven angels. I suggest that there is a picture of one of them outlined by 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 during which people will want to die (9:6). 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. Therefore, this time period starts in 2039 and refers to the recovery period of the Earth after the asteroid impact. This recovery period probably incorporates the final five plagues described in Revelation. The time period is 117 or 119 years depending on whether 150/1277.5 days or 5/42 months are used. Both 1277.5 days and 42 months are 3.5 years, which represents 1000 years as discussed earlier. 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. The rainbow is arc-shaped (representing the Archangel Michael, relating to the information in this book that fights against Satan) and is composed of seven colours representing the plagues. 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; "thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, 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 myself, since there is a connection with the plagues in 11:6. People celebrate Christmas by sending presents to each other – Christmas is a symptom of the death of the true Christian religion.

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Chapter 12 describes a woman giving birth to a son – this refers to the birth of Jesus. The dragon that eats the son may refer to the location of my soul-mate (Simon Peter) on 25th December 2007; a tsunami is predicted to hit the east coast of America on this date and the warning at the end of Revelation indicates that one of us will experience this disaster. There is a picture of a dragon outlined by America as shown later in this chapter. The woman then goes into "the wilderness" (probably Africa) for 1260 'days', where she feeds on spiritual food (continues to find parables like those recorded in this book); "And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days." This timescale is shown on the timeline as the period leading up to 3000AD, and the woman represents myself. The verse number (12:6) resembles the number of days (1260), and is also suggestive of the number of the beast (6+6:6), which represents wisdom as discussed elsewhere. The chapter goes on to describe how "Michael and his angels fought against the dragon who fought back with his angels, but the dragon was defeated, and he and his angels were not allowed to stay in heaven any longer. The huge dragon was thrown out – that ancient serpent called the Devil or Satan, that deceived the whole world. He was thrown down to earth and all his angels with him." Satan being "thrown down to Earth" relates to the story of Adam and Eve who get thrown out of the Garden of Eden, because it is their job to take on the roles of Jesus and Paul (Satan) for a new Earth in a new Universe (see the chapter entitled "Adam and Eve"). Chapter 13 describes two beasts, the first of which is Satan. The second beast represents myself and brings fire down from heaven (13:13), the second predicted plague. There is a complex interaction between the two beasts, perhaps reflecting that Satan (the first beast) is the same entity as God, and that I (the second beast) take on the role of Paul in the future (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"). 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. His picture is outlined by the coastline of the sea of Okhotsk, on the east coast of Russia; he is riding a horse. A minor interpretation of the "mark of the beast" (mentioned in 13:17 and 15:2) is as follows. The mark of the beast sounds like 'Markov the beast'. The Hidden Markov Model is a mathematical modelling system that 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 science to predict anything that he does. Scientists cannot predict accurately how the rotation of an asteroid will affect the interaction between it and 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 is rooted in conventional wisdom, a mindset that is in opposition
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to following Jesus. 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 on the previous page). 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, "Upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth." In fact there is "Prince Charles" and "Air force" written on her forehead (these are the Islands that are located there). The whore is a representation of Paul as discussed in the chapter about Elijah. The significance of the name 'Prince Charles' is linked to the idea of the inheritance of a role (Prince Charles is the first in line to the throne of England). In the future, I will inherit the role of Paul as discussed in "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?" A picture of the whore of Babylon is on America because many North Americans devoutly worship and spread the religion of St. Paul while ignoring the teachings of Jesus. This is summarised in Zechariah 5:5-11: The Vision of the Woman in the Basket 5 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.
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When the temple is finished, the basket will be placed there to be worshipped." There is another parable that describes this woman. Rahab is a prostitute described in Joshua chapter 2 who helped some Israeli spies. Rahab is also a symbolic name for Egypt (Psalms 87:4, Psalms 89:10 and Isaiah 51:9). Egypt represents the nations that 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. Therefore, Egypt represents the Western nations who oppress the poor. Hence a prostitute (Rahab) represents Western countries including America, which also has a picture of a prostitute drawn onto it. Rahab was an ancestor of Jesus (Mathew 1:5). Mary Magdalene is also predicted to be an ancestor (mother) of Jesus as described in "About the Author". Mary may have been a prostitute like Rahab (although her reputation may be a parable about following Paul). Isaiah 51:9 contains a prophecy about Rahab and also refers to the dragon that is 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 picture of a fish drawn onto it as shown in the chapter entitled "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 earlier, Antarctica looks like an angel blowing a trumpet. In chapter 21, there is a new heaven and a new Earth which contains 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 – the False Apostle

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. This is correct, but there is much more to this statement than you might think. Jesus opposed the stifling effect of 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 religion. Now that we know the truth, we can start to follow him. 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. 3. Paul was not an eyewitness of Jesus – he heard a voice, and his letters are the result of the teachings that he received from the voice. 4. Philemon contains no teaching at all – it is the only book in the Bible that is very obviously of no use to us. 5. Paul's real name is Saul. The first book of Samuel describes how Saul persecuted David and tried to kill him. David was born in Bethlehem like Jesus (1 Samuel 16:1; Matthew 2:1). Paul was a Benjaminite (Romans 11:1 and Philippians 3:5) like the Old Testament Saul (1 Samuel 9:1). 6. There are things that he says which are obviously not in line with following Jesus, for example, 1 Corinthians 5:4-5; "As you meet together, and I meet with you in my spirit, by the power of our Lord Jesus present with us, you are to hand this man over to Satan for his body to be destroyed, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord." 7. There were weird miracles done through Paul (his used handkerchiefs made people better).
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8. St. Paul's Cathedral burned down in 1666, a number that contains '666'. Paul's teachings use conventional wisdom rather than spiritual guidance from Jesus. For example, he advocates paid employment rather than giving up what you have and following Jesus (1 Corinthians 9:6, 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 and Ephesians 4:28). 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 advocates no food for Christians who don't work in the way that Paul instructs them, and goes on to say that they should earn their own living. This statement is not in line with the need to feed the poor whether they work or not. 9. Paul 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', Paul was in the house of Judas (Acts 9:11). The name Judas represents betrayal of Jesus. Here is a simple observation: we only need the Gospel message to follow Jesus. If we 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, it can be seen 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."

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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." There is a clear contradiction between what the Old Testament god told Moses to do (stone someone to death) and what Jesus taught people to do. This indicates that Jesus and the Old Testament god are different entities. The purpose of Satanic influence on the Bible is discussed in other chapters. 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 the teachings of Jesus. 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." – this is the correct test, but someone like Paul can still give the appearance of following the commandments of Jesus, and 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 (however, it is possible to misinterpret the prophecies). 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 type of teaching is interpreting the Bible and 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. Significant ideas are usually supported by several parables. 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 strength, heart, mind, body and soul) 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 that this message is true, 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 claims to imitate Jesus), 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 that 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 we 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 teaches us to give up what we have and follow him in Matthew 19:21, Mark 10:21, Luke 12:33, Luke 14:33 and Luke 18:22. 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 propagate Pauline theology. Paul also creates church traditions, after Jesus denounced the 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; Matthew 11:8). 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." In these verses, Paul oppresses women and then implies 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 Mary Magdalene, who may have been 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 on the previous page. 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
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own Son, but offered him for us all! He gave us his Son – will he not also freely give us all things? 33 Who will accuse God's chosen people? God himself declares them not guilty! 34 Who, then, will condemn them? Not Christ Jesus, who died, or rather, who was raised to life and is at the right-hand side of God, pleading with him for us! 35 Who, then, can separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble do it, or hardship or persecution or hunger or poverty or danger or death? So are these people also dying to put us right with God? http://www.wdm.org.uk/deathcounter. This website shows a live update on child deaths from poverty. Jesus came as a representative of the poor and those who bear the sins of others (for example, he says if you give a drink to the least person, then you give it to him – Matthew 25:40). People like those counted by this website 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 people believe that their sins vanish on the cross as taught by Paul, 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 and John 12:26). In other words, we should do what he teaches. Paul's false teaching is extremely difficult to identify because 1. He constantly asserts that he is a specially chosen apostle of Christ. 2. He continually tells people not to judge and to "accept his foolishness".
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He goes to great lengths to make himself appear harmless. He repeatedly insists that he is not lying. He constantly warns against false teaching. He uses many different keywords and phrases things very eloquently. He played a role in spreading the Gospel, but it was very clever of Satan to put an 'inside man' into the heart of this process. Paul talks about Satan as an enemy. Paul claims that he imitates Jesus. 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. His letters are in the New Testament, forming part of the scripture. Paul emphasizes his own suffering and martyrdom to give his teaching further credence. Paul is labelled as a Saint. He condemns those who preach a Gospel message different from the one that 'they' (he) preaches (e.g. Galatians 1:8). He continually denounces the Law but subtly introduces a new one. He asserts that he is the least apostle and the least of all people, for example, Ephesians 3:8; "I am less than the least of all God's people." Jesus says you have to be the least to be the greatest (Luke 9:48), so Paul is implying that he is greater than Jesus. All of Paul's greetings to many people at the ends of his letters make him sound very popular. People gravitate towards popular people, even if Paul might not 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 is the source of 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 is in opposition to the teachings of 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 Jesus is as a replacement for animal sacrifice (he doesn't do Jesus justice in his letters, and treats him as an idol of forgiveness rather than a teacher) – in 1 Corinthians 2:2 he says that he "made up [his] mind to forget everything except Jesus Christ and especially his death on the cross," and he mentions Jesus 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
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Paul talks about; his emphasis is on helping the sick, poor and disadvantaged people who are around him and teaching others to do the same. Paul's focus is not on the poor; he rarely mentions them. He views the teachings of Jesus as fulfilling the whole Law (i.e. a different way of saying the Ten Commandments), e.g. Galatians 5:14. His phrases and keywords are misleading and many are not explained properly, for example: Accepting God through the Spirit (e.g. Romans 8:9). The grace of Jesus ("grace" is interpreted to mean that you don't have to do what he says), e.g. Romans 3:21-26. Holiness (only picture perfect people are acceptable – what about the tax collectors and prostitutes?); Ephesians 5:27. 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 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, and 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 people's 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 comes from 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 upon a series of key phrases rather than on substance and understanding, resulting in a rule/tradition based system rather than a group of people following Jesus. Philemon – the one book that is very obviously of no use to us 'Philemon' contains the linguistic marker 'phile', which sounds like 'filler'. A 'space filler' is something that is used to fill a gap without performing any useful function. The letter to Philemon is given below: 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
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the Lord Jesus. My prayer is that our fellowship with you as believers will bring about a deeper understanding of every blessing which we have in our life in union with Christ. Your love, dear brother, has brought me great joy and much encouragement! You have cheered the hearts of all God's people. [I like you, Philemon] For this reason I could be bold enough, as your brother in Christ, to order you to do what should be done. But because I love you, I make a request instead. I do this even though I am Paul, the ambassador of Christ Jesus, and at present also a prisoner for his sake. So I make a request to you on behalf of Onesimus, who is my own son in Christ; for while in prison I have become his spiritual father. At one time he was of no use to you, but now he is useful. The Greek name Onesimus means "useful" both to you and to me. [There's a man, called Onesimus...] I am sending him back to you now, and with him goes my heart. I would like to keep him here with me, while I am in prison for the gospel's sake, so that he could help me in your place. However, I do not want to force you to help me; rather, I would like you to do it of your own free will. So I will not do anything unless you agree. It may be that Onesimus was away from you for a short time so that you might have him back for all time. And now he is not just a slave, but much more than a slave: he is a dear brother in Christ. How much he means to me! And how much more he will mean to you, both as a slave and as a brother in the Lord! [...and I'm sending him to you, into slavery] So, if you think of me as your partner, welcome him back just as you would welcome me. If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it 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. Paul also tries to dominate Philemon by using his status as "the ambassador of Christ Jesus" and the claim that Philemon "owes himself" to Paul (i.e. his soul and afterlife). He also invites himself to stay at Philemon's house.

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Romans is the 'Gold Standard' of Paul's teaching. This letter is summarised below: 1:1-7 1:8-15 1:16-17 1:18-23 1:24-32 2:1-11 2:12-20 2:21-24 2:25-3:8 3:9-19 3:21-31 Paul greets his readers Paul wishes to come to Rome Paul claims to accept the Gospel The ungodly are scheduled for punishment The ungodly have been given up by God because they are too immoral and evil Don't judge people Jews are judged according to Jewish Law Jews are hypocritical Circumcision is of value to people who obey the Law (repeated in 3:30) No one's perfect Free in Jesus (verse 24) but "we uphold the Law" (verse 31) Abraham as an example of someone with faith and as someone who was put right with God before circumcision (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 The Spirit The future glory The Spirit Nothing can separate us from the love of God Tries to justify an arbitrary selection of a small group of people by God Gentiles but not Jews have been put right with God 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 acceptable 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

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Many parts of this letter 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 his discussions about Jews and Christians. In fact, his letters are a difficult read, mostly because you have to wade through a lot of text to get to a meaning that could be written much more concisely. Paul's main emphases in Romans are: 1. Faith in Christ (but not in terms of needing faith to follow his teachings). 2. The Jewish Law versus faith. 3. Don't judge. 4. Be nice, helpful and obedient to authorities. Paul does not quote from the Gospels; he is offering a different (much more Jewish) theology, but it is difficult to see unless you look at some major omissions: 1. The poor are barely mentioned. 2. The words of Jesus are misconstrued and rarely quoted, for example, Romans 12:20 states 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 he wants without being questioned about it. His letters were the earliest Christian writings, and therefore had influence over many other people, even those who were eyewitnesses 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 that 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 this very thing. In fact, the only institution he set up was Holy Communion (a simple bread and wine tradition), and one purpose of this is to show that the Church is doing the wrong thing (see the chapter about Joseph).
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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?" 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 this issue, given his friendship with Mary Magdalene. Jesus also says that the prostitutes and tax collectors are going to the Kingdom ahead of the people he was teaching (Matthew 21:28-32). The teachings of Jesus are focused on helping the poor and outcasts to society. Another thing that stands out is this paragraph: 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.
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In other words, he is saying that because his intentions are good then if he does something sinful then it isn't really his fault, but something separate from him that lives inside him (as if sin were a free living organism). Sin is the suffering that can result from our action or inaction, if we choose not to follow 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 got 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 and other necessities of life 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 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;
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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. Elsewhere, Paul states that there is no advantage in being circumcised, but a correct statement does not excuse the presence of a contradictory and incorrect one because it creates ambiguity. Romans 5:6-11 6 For when we were still helpless, Christ died for the wicked at the time that God chose. 7 It is a difficult thing for someone to die for a righteous person. It may even be that someone might dare to die for a good person. 8 But God has shown us how much he loves us – it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us! 9 By his blood we are now put right with God; how much more, then, will we be saved by him from God's anger! 10 We were God's enemies, but he made us his friends through the death of his Son. Now that we are God's friends, how much more will we be saved by Christ's life! 11 But that is not all; we rejoice because of what God has done through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has now made us God's friends. The underlined text is in disagreement with 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's language is very different from that used in normal conversation. This verse also highlights Paul's superior attitude. Romans 9:16 So then, everything depends, not on what human beings want or do, but only on God's mercy. This is misleading. Humans are given free will by God. We can choose to follow Jesus, or not to follow Jesus. God arranges the Universe across time according to what we choose to do. Romans 13:1-6 1 Everyone must obey the state authorities, because no authority exists without God's permission, and the existing authorities have been put there by God. 2 Whoever opposes the existing authority opposes what God has ordered; and anyone who does so will bring judgement on himself. 3 For rulers are not to be feared by those who do good, but by those who do evil. Would you like to be unafraid of those in authority? Then do what is good, and they will praise you, 4 because they are God's servants working for your own good. But if you do evil, then be afraid of them, because their power to punish is real. They are God's servants and carry out God's punishment on those who do evil. 5 For this reason you must obey the authorities –
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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. This paragraph states that all governments (even dictatorships) are supported by God. 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 in place 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 the implications of his other teachings suggest that his followers should be outside the taxation system. The Emperor and his taxation system don't have anything to do with God. 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, mind, body and soul). In Matthew 17:25-26, 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, having given up what we have to follow Jesus, 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 all over the world, in sweat shops and through the use of child labour. In working for a bank, the employed Christian does much to support this by helping to provide financial support for the companies involved. They are then paid, of which one third goes in taxes, funding wars and so on – see "Tracing Sin to Death". Their wages are spent on a variety of things, the most expensive of which are often cars and mortgage repayments. A car burns petrol (over which wars are fought), costs a fortune and needs replacing after five years (the average price of a new car is about £15,000, costing an average of £500 per month to maintain and depreciating in value by about 7-14% per year). The remaining money is divided between their 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,
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praying and collecting money). The poor do not see any of this money. Therefore, the only part of the life of this average Christian that involves 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. 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. Perhaps this is the reason for the unusual quotation of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas verse 14, "if you give to charity, you will harm your spirits." The Gospel of Thomas is discussed in the chapter entitled "Parables and General Issues". Here are some figures that I have estimated for the total productivity of this Christian: 35-40%: advancing the priorities of the bank. 15%: taxes (advancing the priorities of the government). 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 Church buildings and ministerial wages). It also promotes hymn singing 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. We have to know about evil in order to avoid it. 1 Corinthians The Corinthians are claimed to be 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 his letter to the Romans. This time I have annotated it so that the things that are incorrect or against Jesus are in bold, things
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of no relevance are underlined, and in normal text are the things that are less contentious, and the things that people could argue about (this includes instances where Paul has influenced the Gospel writers; he was a companion of both Luke and Mark as mentioned in 2 Timothy 4:11). Again, the poor are not mentioned in this letter. 1:1-9 1:10-17 1:18-31 2:1-15 2:16 3:1-23 4:1-7 4:8-13 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 Paul greets his readers Paul has heard that the church is divided Some people don't believe us when we talk about Christ The Spirit teaches us what to say God is very mysterious Don't be divided, be a part of the body of Christ Paul is judged by Jesus It's a hard life Timothy is coming to see you and I'd like to see you soon Paul has heard that 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 Paul recommends remaining unmarried Food restrictions Paul describes and defends his ministry Don't use idols The importance of head covering The Lord's Supper – Paul states that misusing this ceremony causes sickness and death 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, and also oppresses women Resurrection Financial rules for the church Paul wises to visit the Corinthians soon Paul greets several people.

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.
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David never dreamed of killing Saul (because he was considered to be God's chosen king), even though Saul persecuted David. Similarly, Christians have never dreamed of removing Paul's letters from the Bible. However, Saul does die in battle and David assumes the throne, representing the widespread acceptance of Jesus in the future and the rejection of Pauline theology. Here are some verses from 1 Corinthians 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." – yet Paul's letters are 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 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 teaching 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. 1:1-14 1:15-2:4 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 Paul greets his readers and gives thanks to God Paul's plans Forgiveness Paul's plans Spreading the knowledge of Christ The Law gives death but the Spirit gives life Rhetoric about the life/death of Jesus being within our mortal bodies and the blindness of unbelievers Fixing attention on spiritual awareness The afterlife Rhetoric about grace (Jesus dying to take away our sins) Look at everything that we have suffered! Have nothing to do with unbelievers Joy and sadness
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8:1-15 8:16-24 9:1-15 10:1-17 11:1-15 11:16-33 12:1-10 12:11-21 13:1-13

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 Paul's visions Paul assures the Corinthians he is acting in their best interests. Paul wishes to see the Corinthians soon, and expects them to have followed his instructions

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 which will 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 a metaphorical 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. We don't "join" to Christ, we 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 we must be "joined" to something that is invisible and poorly defined in his letters (see 1 Corinthians 12:1-11). When we achieve this state, Paul claims that we are free and the Spirit will go on to transform us into the likeness of Jesus.
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Paul's paragraph should really be written like this: Follow the teachings of Jesus. 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 phrases here that I don't like (a) "burden" and (b) "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 in which he would be 'The Boss', and where everyone else would have to tell him how great he is at regular intervals. Paul creates rules and is encourages people to enforce them with punishment in 10:6. 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. 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 Paul declares himself to be a special apostle Paul condemns those who preach differently to himself Paul describes how he became an apostle Paul's journeys Paul makes a big deal out of rebuking Peter without good cause, his motivation being to put himself above Peter and dominate the group of disciples Faith and Jewish Law; Abraham as an example of a righteous man
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3:15-20 3:21-4:7 4:8-20 4:21-31 5:1-15 5:16-26 6:1-10 6:11-18

More on the Law The Law and Jesus Paul assures the Galatians that he is deeply concerned about them Being with Jesus is like being the children of a free woman Christ gives freedom; the second commandment of Jesus summarises the whole Jewish Law The Spirit versus human nature Bear one another's burdens Goodbye

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." He was with a group of eyewitnesses, and he did not listen to any of them. The Gospels had not been written at the time, so he received all of his teachings 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 being 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. To make matters worse, grace and faith are linked in Ephesians 2:8. Galatians 3:20 But a go-between is not needed when only one person is involved.
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Paul's letters act as a go-between. Galatians 5:17 For what our human nature wants is opposed to what the Spirit wants, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to what our human nature wants. These two are enemies, and this means that you cannot do what you want to do. The teachings of Jesus aren't there to be restrictive – they are actually there to give freedom. The chapters entitled "Ideal Christian Society" and "City Planning: New Jerusalem" describe the ideal human society, where everyone has maximum individual freedom. 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." Note that the word 'faith' here is used to mean 'religion'. The confusion surrounding the issue of faith means that the English language fails to define an unambiguous term that means 'to have faith in Jesus'. 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!" This is Satan's plan with Paul, to ensure that Jesus died for nothing by reforming something similar to the Law. 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 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 instructing people not to idolise. Singing hymns was not among the commandments of Jesus. Wives, submit to your husbands Do what your parents tell you Slaves, obey your masters (implying that slavery is acceptable) Build up your armour to keep safe from the Evil One

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6:21-23

Goodbye

Ephesians 1:6-8 Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in his dear Son! For by the blood of Christ we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven. How great is the grace of God, which he gave to us in such large measure! Jesus encourages us to forgive each other's sins, but he doesn't use forgiveness to imply that people shouldn't follow him or his teachings. Contrary to the opinion of the Church, most of us do not need forgiveness from Jesus himself because we are not responsible for the events that led to his crucifixion 2000 years ago. 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 we don't need to follow Jesus, because it suggests that no effort is required. 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 types 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.

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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 3:1-3 3:4-11 3:12-21 4:1-9 4:10-20 4:21-23 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 Avoid evildoers Paul compares his life before and after his vision on the road to Damascus 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. Philippians 3:10-11 All I want is to know Christ and to experience the power of his resurrection, to share in his sufferings and become like him in his death, in the hope that I myself will be raised from death to life. This falsely implies that not everyone is resurrected and that some people are excluded from heaven. 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 Samson: 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." Samson was a strong man who was deceived by Delilah and was captured by the Philistines. The story of Samson and Delilah is a scriptural parable from Judges chapters 13-16, which uses linguistic markers, for example, "Delilah" sounds like "the liar" and Samson
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contains the word 'Son'. Linguistic markers are common and many are described in "Parables and General Issues". Samson was a Nazarite (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 Judges 16:22 his hair started to grow again, giving him back his strength. When the Philistines wanted Samson to entertain them in front of Dagon (Dragon) their god, he pushed against the pillars of their building, collapsed it and killed the Philistines along with himself. This is a representation of the time of the end and Dagon represents Pauline theology. Delilah represents the letters of Paul, and the corresponding Pauline form of the Christian religion. 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. The pig represents the link between the letters of Paul and the time of the end. As mentioned on the previous page, Delilah was paid by the Philistines to find out what gave Samson his strength so they could capture him. Delilah represents the epistle to the Philippians. However, it is in other letters that Paul discusses payment for church leadership. 1 Corinthians 9:11: "We have sown spiritual seed among you. Is it too much if we reap the material benefits from you?" 1 Corinthians 9:17: "If I did my work as a matter of free choice, then I could expect to be paid." 2 Corinthians 11:8: "While I was working among you, I was paid by other churches. I was robbing them, so to speak, in order to help you." 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 we need faith to follow them, and to depend on God when we have no money left).

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Colossians 1:1-14 1:15-23 1:24-2:8 2:9-19 2:20-23 3:1-17 3:18-25 4:1-18 Paul greets his readers and gives thanks to God God created the Universe; he brought the Universe back to himself through Christ Paul's ministry and a warning not to be deceived by false arguments The grace of God 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? The things that are highlighted in bold are in opposition to the teachings of Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 2:1-16 2:17-3:13 4:1-12 4:13-18 5:1-11 5:12-28 Gives encouragement to the Thessalonians Waffle about his work in Thessalonica 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 that Paul himself instigates. The Old Testament disagrees with Paul's attitude towards the time of the end. 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, which may be a parable about his followers relating to this verse in the book of Amos. 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 2:1-12 2:13-17 3:1-15 Talks about judgement when the Lord comes Describes the Wicked One who comes with false miracles Hold onto the truth Don't be lazy

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Goodbye

In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Paul talks about the "Wicked One" and it is an good description of what Paul actually did. For example, the "Wicked One" is described to be the cause of a rebellion away from Jesus, which is what Paul did. However, many Christians may choose to believe that Paul is referring to my activities, which is Satan's purpose with these verses. The same is true of 1 Timothy 4:1-3. The RV Bible uses the term "lawless one" instead of "Wicked One", which would describe myself. 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 1:1-11 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 Paul says that Jesus forgives him, but in 1:18-20, Paul does not forgive two men for 'blasphemy' Church worship, e.g. women must remain silent Church leaders Church helpers The mystery of the Christian religion (Paul implies that he does not fully understand it) 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." Phrases like this are designed to throw us off the scent, by 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 is 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 (i.e. learn how to follow Jesus), 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 disguises the fact that instructions for church worship are false teaching. 2 Timothy 1:1-18 2:1-13 2:14-26 3:1-9 3:10-4:8 4:9-22 Paul requests that the reader should not be ashamed of him or abandon him like the people in Asia Be a loyal soldier of Christ, work hard and endure suffering Instructions and warnings from Paul Paul describes the outward form of the religion that he himself establishes Instructions and warnings from Paul Final words and goodbye

1:8: "Nor be ashamed of me, a prisoner for Christ's sake." 1:15: "You know that everyone in the province of Asia, including Phygelus and Hermogenes has deserted me." In Acts 16:6, the apostles were forbidden by what they thought was the Holy Spirit 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 masochist you are, the better Christian you are," although one might think that this is the case from what Paul says. Paul implies that suffering is what Jesus wants to see in his followers. There are four main reasons for suffering: 1. Bearing the consequence of our own sins. 2. Bearing the sins of another person; persecution falls under this category because we are bearing the sins of another person's false beliefs. 3. Accidents; things that cause suffering from our interaction with the environment. 4. Disease, disability and old age. I believe that the third cause of suffering can be minimised because God can influence our environment, and fourth cause can be avoided through spiritual healing, which is made possible by following Jesus. Many of the things that Paul suffered were not from people, they were from his environment. If he had been doing the right things 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
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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 of Judgement' (time of the end) was entrusted to him in the sense that he caused the Pauline form of the religion and a complete separation from the teachings of Jesus. 3:10: "But you have followed my teaching" – Paul's teaching, not that of Jesus. 3:16 claims that all scripture is inspired by God. It is not a valid argument to use a claim from Paul's own letters to suggest that they are infallible. 4:8: "And now there is waiting for me the victory prize of being put right with God." Paul implies that the religion is a competition rather than a need to love your neighbour as yourself. Titus 1:1-4 1:5-16 2:1-15 3:1-11 3:12-15 Paul greets his readers and introduces himself as a specially chosen apostle Church leaders How men, women and slaves should behave Being saved through grace and the Holy Spirit 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 we follow this letter rather than what Jesus says, then we are certainly not following Jesus. Find someone who has never heard of Jesus, and 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. 1:1-3 1:4-14 2:1-4 2:5-18 God spoke through Jesus The Son and the angels Hold onto truth Jesus purifies people from their sins

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3:1-6 3:7-19 4:1-13 4:14-5:10 5:11-14 6:1-11 6:13-20 7:1-14 7:15-28 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 and Moses Stay with God Resting and the Sabbath Jesus and High Priests Claims to be "milk", rather than "solid" spiritual food Warning against abandoning the religion God's promise to Abraham A discussion about 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 Jesus, the high priest: in saying this the author is implying that high priests imitate Jesus. Jesus was a servant, and bore no resemblance to a high priest. More about high priests/Jesus; no further need for animal sacrifice Christ takes away sins No more animal sacrifices Stay close to God; threats of punishment for not doing so (10:28-29) Old Testament characters are described as having faith Punishment from God Instructions and warnings How to please God (obey your leaders; avoid immorality etc.) 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." – this asserts that the teachings in Hebrews are 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." It is Satan who calls priests, giving the false impression that there are upper and lower class citizens of heaven. Satan also selects individuals to have a 'personal relationship' with (the phrase 'do you have a personal relationship with Jesus?' is common in churches, and is not usually explained because it involves individuals admitting that they hear voices inside their head). The same is true of tongues (people must have a 'special gift' before they can participate). Paul in the book of Daniel Paul is discussed in the book of Daniel as described in the chapter entitled "The Time of the End". Paul is represented by the second and
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fourth beasts that Daniel saw and by a goat that attacks a ram. He is also the 3000th name in the Bible. Elijah 1 Kings 22:19-22 describes 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 – The First Book of Samuel This section describes the parallels between the story of Saul and David, 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. Saul was called to be the 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 (representing all of 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 that 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 because I am eating the spiritual food of Jesus (the name 'Jonathan' also sounds like John the Baptist's name, whose actions are a parable for this book as mentioned in the chapter entitled "The Time of The End"). Paul does indeed condemn anyone who 'eats spiritual food' because anyone who follows Jesus is not following what Paul says. 15:35: "The Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king of Israel." In verse 16:13, Samuel anointed David as king. David was the son of Jesse (which sounds like 'Jesus'). Later in chapter 16, an evil spirit (Satan) was 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. Harps are often associated with angels.
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Chapter 17 describes the Philistine army which had a huge warrior called Goliath (another representation of Paul). He challenged the army of Saul to find a man that could defeat him – if anyone could then the Philistine army would become slaves of the Israelites., otherwise, the Israelites would become slaves of the Philistines. In 1 Samuel 17:16, Goliath challenged the Israelites every morning and evening for forty 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. In addition, only followers of Jesus can defeat Pauline theology, and they do not pay taxes because they are outside the taxation system. 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. Letters from the other apostles In the letters of the apostles, emphasis is placed on the importance of prayer, belief in Jesus as a replacement for animal sacrifices (this would have been a big change from Judaism), concerns about immorality, false teachers and patiently waiting for the end to come. The apostles believed that the end would be very soon (e.g. 1 John 2:18), which perhaps encouraged them to think that they did not need to do very much because the end would come quickly and sort everything out. However, 2000 years later, we are still awaiting the end. They also thought that people had individually defeated Satan (1 John 2:13), so a more holistic approach was not attempted. The apostles lived in a society that was relatively poor. They would not have been able to conceive of modern day inequality, so they did not place emphasis on helping the poor. The authors of these letters probably did not expect them to become scripture and were not writing to people 2000 years in the future. The letter from James is the best one because it emphasizes doing what Jesus says rather than just having a vague belief in him. However, it still supports the Ten Commandments (James 2:10-11) and the church system (James 5:14). In James 1:5-8, importance is placed on believing what you say in prayer (the stronger you believe, the more likely you are to receive). This is false teaching; I can pray and believe anything I choose, yet this prayer and this type of belief is totally non-functional. Believing that what Jesus says is true, and a consequent ability to do what he says is the real meaning behind 'belief in Jesus'.

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The Gospels were not written at first and many people would not have been able to read, so early Christians had to rely on memory and word of mouth for teachings about Jesus. This was distorted by Pauline theology and Satan pretending to be the Holy Spirit. Given the confusion surrounding Jewish theology, Pauline theology, direct Satanic intervention, a lack of education and extreme poverty, it is unsurprising that the teaching from the apostles does not reflect what Jesus intended for us. 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 when he was told 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 the 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 financial resources of the Church (represented by the Philistines) should be used to help the poor, and priests should not try to prevent people from following Jesus. Paul's teachings are Satanic, and he used his influence and false miracles to distort the Gospel message and establish a tradition-based church system. Later, 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 from 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, "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. 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 – we only need to do what Jesus said (an ability to follow instructions). Spiritual wisdom is essential for identifying things that are in opposition to 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). Using this meaning of wisdom, the 666 talents of gold in 1 Kings 10:14 could refer to the gold in Revelation 3:18 that represents the teachings of Jesus. Conventional wisdom ('common sense') is quite different from spiritual wisdom. It is described in the book of Proverbs – wisdom brings wealth. This is the type of wisdom that Solomon had, and some of his sayings are in the book of Proverbs. Knowledge is different from wisdom, but related to it. We can gain a lot of knowledge that is rooted in conventional wisdom (science, mathematics etc.) just by virtue of living in modern society. We can know a lot of things, but still choose to follow Jesus. Knowledge is discussed later in this chapter. Foolishness is the opposite of conventional wisdom, i.e. that which defies common sense. If we follow Jesus, then we are seen to be foolish by modern society because our actions are not directed towards the acquisition of wealth. Solomon and 666 are used to describe conventional wisdom and common sense, a state of mind that is in direct opposition to following Jesus, and the remainder of this chapter focuses on this issue. Solomon and 666 are also used to represent spiritual wisdom in some parables. The number '666' is therefore not universally bad; it is used in exactly the same way as the word 'wisdom', which has different meanings because there are different types of wisdom. Occasionally the number six is used in contexts that do not refer to wisdom, and in these cases the parable-based
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meaning has always been found to indicate Satanic influence. The book of Proverbs contains self-proclaimed wise teachings. They give a good description of what conventional wisdom is, and what it stands for. These so-called wise teachings are in opposition to those of Jesus, because they are directed towards 'getting on' in society and making wealth. Many of the statements actually declare the actions of followers of Jesus as being foolish, so by the standards of the book of Proverbs, it is best to aim to be a fool. The book of Proverbs describes the differences between two kinds of people: righteous and wicked and wise and foolish. This disguises the fact that commonly accepted 'wisdom' and 'common sense' are in opposition to the teachings of Jesus. 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. General knowledge is the awareness of specific information about a wide range of subjects. The parables on the following page suggest that some types of knowledge are rooted in conventional wisdom; 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
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and experimentation. 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). This may be a link between Paul and myself (discussed elsewhere) rather than a link between knowledge and evil. 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. The global economy, resulting in economic oppression. Expensive and polluting personal transport. Many ways to waste money and resources that should be used to help to poor. Advanced weapons. The side effects of Westernised society include political correctness (so no one says anything useful), religious tolerance (no one attempts to teach anyone the correct religion) and 2.5 billion people in poverty despite the overwhelming wealth in Western countries. Science and technology also have the effect of neutralising religious belief in our modern society – there are many more atheists than in previous generations. However, there are many parables that come out of science (for example, 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 entitled "City Planning" describes the plans for New Jerusalem – the ideal Christian society. Initially, the city is designed to be relatively low-tech to make sure that everything that the city uses can be produced there. However, later on I believe that it will be possible to re-introduce some technologies if people want or need them. This would require judging each technology by true standards, ensuring that they are completely safe and do not damage the environment. It should be taken into account that the development of some technologies can make it easier to create harmful things, such as advanced weapons. 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 could be withdrawn. The computer has been particularly valuable in helping to identify parables, so it may be of benefit to retain a stock of computers, spare parts and software resources for the New Age. It would be hypocritical to ban technology because our Universe appears to be maintained by an infrastructure that is more high-tech than we could
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conceive of. However, it is likely that there are faith-based methods to do things better than our technology could (for example, spiritual healing versus medicine). I do not believe that parables such as the eating of fruit from the tree of knowledge by Adam and Eve in Genesis are in opposition to general knowledge. Many of the parables in this book are dependent on it, and several are dependent on technology (for example, 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 make following him possible). 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. A computer program was written to identify all non-dictionary words that start with a capital letter 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 then readded the names that are also in the dictionary (e.g. On) and checked the 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.

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3. If people are renamed or have two different names, they are included as separate names. 4. Slightly different versions of the same name are not counted separately. Different versions of the Bible can give different spellings. I have used the KJV version. 5. Surnames are excluded when a first name is given; they are only found in the New Testament. For example, Mary Magdalene is counted as one name, not two. 6. Tribes named after people are included. 7. Place names are not included unless they are named after a founder identified in the scripture. 8. No names of gods or demons are included (the number of the beast is the "number of a man" not a god). This does not include names for Jesus such as Shiloh (Genesis 49:10), which are included. 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 teachings 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, and the name 'Michal' relates to the Archangel Michael. Michal is the daughter of Saul (the real name of Paul), and is married to David, who represents Jesus. This is in support of the arguments presented in "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?", where it is suggested that Peter assumes the role of Jesus in the future, and I assume the role of Paul. The other beasts for 616 do not appear to have any parable-based significance. The list on the following pages 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 (Josh10:13) is not a name, it means 'upright'. 4. The house of Millo (Jdgs9:6) is a fortification, not a person. 5. Naomi said "call me Mara" in Ruth 1:20 – I have not included this as a name (she was just saying, "call me bitter, because I am bitter"). 6. "Sons of Sheth" (Num24:17) means "sons of tumult" and there is no evidence for a proper name here, so it is not included. 7. "King Arad" (Num21:1) 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. There are two king Agags, two Jabins, three Abimelechs and four Pharaohs (in Exodus, Moses waited until one Pharaoh had died before returning to Egypt). There may have been an additional Pharaoh during the exodus, but this is not recorded in the Bible and is not included in the list. 11. Korah (Ge36:5) is the son of Esau, whereas Korah (Ge36:16) is the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau. They are listed separately.
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12. Sources suggest that Hur (Exo17:10 and Exo31:2) refers to the same man. 13. Sources suggest that Timna (Ge36:12 and Ge36:22) refers to the same woman. 14. Josh15:8 refers to the valley of the son of Hinnom. Hinnom is listed as a named person. 15. Jonathan son of Gershom son of Manasseh (Judges 18:30, KJV) is listed in the RV Bible as being Jonathan son of Gershom 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 twice. 16. The RV Bible has Matrites (a tribe) instead of Matri (a person) in 1 Samuel 10:21. Matri has been included in the list. 17. The RV Bible excludes Shiloh (Ge49:10). This is in the KJV Bible and is included in the list. 18. 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. 19. In Ge36:2, Anah the daughter of Zibeon is described as being 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. 20. Esau may have had four wives, 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. Alternatively, there could be an error in the text, with only one wife being named Bashemath. The name Bashemath could be included once or twice depending on the number of women that have been renamed. It has been included once in the list.

1. adam 2. eve 3. cain 4. abel 5. enoch
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6. irad 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
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Ge4:18 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

53. nimrod 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
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Ge10:8 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

100. iscah 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
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Ge11:29 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

147. ishbak 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
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Ge25:2 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

194. zebulun 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. eliphaz 208. reuel 209. jeush 210. jaalam 211. korah 212. teman 213. omar 214. zepho 215. gatam 216. kenaz 217. timna 218. amalek 219. nahath 220. zerah 221. shammah 222. mizzah 223. korah (2) 224. seir 225. lotan 226. shobal 227. zibeon 228. anah (2) 229. dishon 230. ezer 231. dishan 232. hori 233. hemam 234. alvan 235. manahath 236. ebal 237. shepho 238. onam 239. ajah 240. dishon (2)
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Ge30:20 Ge30:21 Ge30:24 Ge32:28 Ge33:19 Ge33:19 Ge35:8 Ge35:18 Ge35:18 Ge36:2 Ge36:2 Ge36:2 Ge36:2 Ge36:4 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

241. hemdan 242. eshban 243. ithran 244. cheran 245. bilhan 246. zaavan 247. akan 248. uz (2) 249. aran 250. bela 251. beor 252. jobab (2) 253. zerah (2) 254. husham 255. hadad 256. bedad 257. samlah 258. saul 259. baalhanan 260. achbor 261. hadar (2) 262. mehetabel 263. matred 264. mezahab 265. timnah 266. jetheth 267. aholibamah (2) 268. elah 269. pinon 270. mibzar 271. magdiel 272. iram 273. potiphar 274. pharaoh (2) 275. hirah 276. shuah (2) 277. er 278. onan 279. shelah 280. tamar 281. pharez 282. zarah 283. zaphnathpaaneah 284. asenath 285. potipherah 286. manasseh 287. 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

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

335. jahzeel 336. guni 337. jezer 338. shillem 339. shiloh 340. machir 341. pharaoh (3) 342. shiphrah 343. puah 344. moses 345. reuel (2) 346. zipporah 347. gershom 348. jethro 349. pharaoh (4) 350. aaron 351. libni 352. shimi 353. amram 354. izhar 355. hebron 356. uzziel 357. mahali 358. mushi 359. jochebed 360. korah (3) 361. nepheg 362. zichri 363. mishael 364. elzaphan 365. zithri 366. elisheba 367. amminadab 368. naashon 369. nadab 370. abihu 371. eleazar 372. ithamar 373. assir 374. elkanah 375. abiasaph 376. putiel 377. phinehas 378. miriam 379. joshua 380. hur 381. 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

382. bezaleel 383. uri 384. aholiab 385. ahisamach 386. nun 387. shelomith 388. dibri 389. elizur 390. shedeur 391. shelumiel 392. zurishaddai 393. nethaneel 394. zuar 395. eliab 396. helon 397. elishama 398. ammihud 399. gamaliel 400. pedahzur 401. abidan 402. gideoni 403. ahiezer 404. ammishaddai 405. pagiel 406. ocran 407. eliasaph 408. deuel 409. ahira 410. enan 411. eliasaph (2) 412. lael 413. zuriel 414. abihail 415. hobab 416. eldad 417. medad 418. shammua 419. zaccur 420. shaphat 421. hori (2) 422. caleb 423. jephunneh 424. igal 425. joseph (2) 426. palti 427. raphu 428. 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

429. sodi 430. gaddi 431. susi 432. ammiel 433. gemalli 434. sethur 435. michael 436. nahbi 437. vophsi 438. geuel 439. machi 440. ahiman 441. sheshai 442. talmai 443. anak 444. dathan 445. abiram 446. eliab (2) 447. on 448. peleth 449. sihon 450. og 451. balak 452. zippor 453. balaam 454. beor (2) 455. agag 456. zimri 457. salu 458. cozbi 459. zur 460. nemuel 461. ozni 462. pua 463. jashub 464. gilead 465. jeezer 466. helek 467. asriel 468. shechem (2) 469. shemida 470. hepher 471. zelophehad 472. mahlah 473. noah (2) 474. hoglah 475. 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

476. tirzah 477. shuthelah 478. becher (2) 479. tahan 480. eran 481. ahiram 482. shupham 483. hupham 484. shuham 485. evi 486. rekem 487. hur (2) 488. reba 489. jair 490. nobah 491. shemuel 492. ammihud (2) 493. elidad 494. chislon 495. bukki 496. jogli 497. hanniel 498. ephod 499. kemuel (2) 500. shiphtan 501. elizaphan 502. parnach 503. paltiel 504. azzan 505. ahihud 506. shelomi 507. pedahel 508. ammihud (3) 509. rahab 510. achan 511. carmi (2) 512. zabdi 513. adonizedec 514. hoham 515. piram 516. japhia 517. debir 518. horam 519. jabin 520. jobab (3) 521. arba 522. 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

523. hinnom 524. achsah 525. othniel 526. kenaz (2) 527. abiezer 528. adonibezek 529. chushanrishathaim 530. eglon 531. ehud 532. gera (2) 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
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Josh15:8 Josh15:16 Josh15:17 Josh15:17 Josh17:2 Jdgs1:5 Jdgs3:8 Jdgs3:12 Jdgs3:15 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

570. micah 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
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Jdgs17:1 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

617. ahinoam 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
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1Sm14:50 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

664. shobab 665. nathan 666. solomon

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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 on the following pages 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 Ge4:25 Ge4:26 Ge5:9 Sheth Enosh Kenan 1Chr1:1 1Chr1:1 1Chr1:2

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Jared 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

Ge5:15 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
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Jered 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

1Chr1:2 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

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 (2Sm10:6) 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) Gedor (1Chr4:4 and 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. 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. The RV Bible and other sources suggest that Cushi (2Sm18:21) should be Cushite. Therefore, it is not included in the list. The RV Bible also phrases 1Chr2:50 differently, giving a different family relationship for Caleb. Easton's Bible dictionary says that this is a possible interpretation of the text. However, the KJV version has been used. 13. The RV Bible gives "the captive" instead of Assir (1Chr3:17). Assir is included in the list.
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14. The RV Bible excludes the following names. They are in the KJV Bible and are included in the list: Argob (2Ki15:25) Arieh (2Ki15:25) Abiah (1Chr2:24) Jehudijah (1Chr4:18) Bithiah (1Chr4:18) Pharoah (1Chr4:18) Jashubilehem (1Chr4:22) 15. 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. 16. Hur and Shobal (1Chr4:1) are mentioned in 1Chr2, and are not included twice in the list. 17. 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. 18. "The household of Joab" (1Chr2:54) is a place name called AtrothBeth-Joab in the RV Bible and is not listed. 19. The "children of Eden" (2Ki19:12) refers to traders or a marketplace. Eden is not a person. 20. 2Ki21:18 mentions the "garden of Uzza". Uzza is listed as a name. 21. 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. 22. 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). 23. 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. 24. 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. 25. 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.
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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. 26. It is possible that Ishtob (2Sm10:6) is a person, but it is probably a tribe (it means 'men of Tob') and is not listed. 27. 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. 28. 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. 29. 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
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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

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) 709. hushai 710. shimei 711. gera (3) 712. amasa 713. ithra 714. abigail (2) 715. nahash (2) 716. shobi 717. barzillai 718. mephibosheth (2) 719. chimham 720. sheba (4) 721. bichri 722. adoram 723. sheva 724. ira 725. armoni 726. barzillai (2) 727. ishbibenob 728. sibbechai 729. saph 730. elhanan 731. jaareoregim 732. jonathan (4) 733. adino 734. eleazar (3)
85

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 2Sm15:32 2Sm16:5 2Sm16:5 2Sm17:25 2Sm17:25 2Sm17:25 2Sm17:25 2Sm17:27 2Sm17:27 2Sm19:24 2Sm19:37 2Sm20:1 2Sm20:1 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

735. dodo (2) 736. shammah (3) 737. agee 738. elhanan (2) 739. dodo (3) 740. shammah (4) 741. elika 742. helez 743. ira (2) 744. ikkesh 745. abiezer (2) 746. mebunnai 747. zalmon 748. maharai 749. heleb 750. baanah (2) 751. ittai (2) 752. ribai 753. benaiah (2) 754. hiddai 755. abialbon 756. azmaveth 757. eliahba 758. jashen 759. jonathan (5) 760. ahiam 761. sharar 762. eliphelet 763. ahasbai 764. eliam (2) 765. hezrai 766. paarai 767. igal (2) 768. nathan (3) 769. bani 770. zelek 771. nahari 772. ira (3) 773. gareb 774. araunah 775. abishag 776. shimei (2) 777. rei 778. jether (2) 779. achish (2) 780. maachah (2) 781. pharaoh (5)
86

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 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

782. azariah 783. elihoreph 784. ahiah (2) 785. shisha 786. azariah (2) 787. zabud 788. ahishar 789. abda 790. hur (3) 791. dekar 792. hesed 793. abinadab (4) 794. taphath 795. baana 796. ahilud (2) 797. geber 798. ahinadab 799. iddo 800. ahimaaz (3) 801. basmath 802. baanah (3) 803. hushai (2) 804. jehoshaphat (2) 805. paruah 806. shimei (3) 807. elah (2) 808. geber (2) 809. uri (2) 810. ethan 811. heman 812. chalcol 813. darda 814. mahol 815. hiram 816. hadad (2) 817. tahpenes 818. genubath 819. rezon 820. eliadah 821. jeroboam 822. nebat 823. zeruah 824. ahijah 825. shishak 826. rehoboam 827. shemaiah 828. josiah
87

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 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

829. abijah 830. nadab (2) 831. naamah (2) 832. maachah (3) 833. asa 834. baasha 835. benhadad 836. tabrimon 837. hezion 838. jehoshaphat (3) 839. ahijah (2) 840. jehu 841. hanani 842. elah (3) 843. zimri (2) 844. arza 845. omri 846. tibni 847. ginath 848. shemer 849. ahab 850. jezebel 851. ethbaal 852. hiel 853. abiram (2) 854. segub 855. elijah 856. obadiah 857. hazael 858. jehu (2) 859. nimshi 860. elisha 861. shaphat (2) 862. benhadad (2) 863. naboth 864. micaiah 865. imlah 866. zedekiah 867. chenaanah 868. amon 869. joash (2) 870. ahaziah 871. azubah 872. shilhi 873. jehoram 874. jehoram (2) 875. mesha
88

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 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

876. gehazi 877. naaman (2) 878. benhadad (3) 879. ahaziah (2) 880. athaliah 881. jehoshaphat (4) 882. bidkar 883. jehonadab 884. rechab (2) 885. jehoahaz 886. jehosheba 887. joash (3) 888. jehoiada (2) 889. mattan 890. zibiah 891. jozachar 892. shimeath 893. jehozabad 894. shomer 895. amaziah 896. benhadad (4) 897. joash (4) 898. jeroboam (2) 899. jehoaddan 900. azariah (3) 901. jonah 902. amittai 903. zachariah 904. jecholiah 905. jotham (2) 906. shallum 907. jabesh 908. uzziah 909. menahem 910. gadi 911. pul 912. pekahiah 913. pekah 914. remaliah 915. argob 916. arieh 917. tiglathpileser 918. hoshea 919. elah (4) 920. jerusha 921. zadok (2) 922. rezin
89

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 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

923. ahaz 924. urijah 925. hezekiah 926. shalmaneser 927. abi 928. zachariah (2) 929. sennacherib 930. tartan 931. rabsaris 932. rabshakeh 933. eliakim 934. hilkiah 935. shebna 936. joah 937. asaph 938. pharaoh (6) 939. isaiah 940. amoz 941. tirhakah 942. adrammelech 943. sharezer 944. esarhaddon 945. berodachbaladan 946. baladan 947. manasseh (2) 948. hephzibah 949. uzza 950. amon (2) 951. meshullemeth 952. haruz 953. jedidah 954. adaiah 955. shaphan 956. azaliah 957. meshullam 958. hilkiah (2) 959. ahikam 960. shaphan (2) 961. achbor (2) 962. michaiah 963. asahiah 964. huldah 965. shallum (2) 966. tikvah 967. harhas 968. joshua (3) 969. nathanmelech
90

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 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

970. pharaohnechoh 971. jehoahaz (2) 972. hamutal 973. jeremiah 974. eliakim (2) 975. jehoiakim 976. pharaoh (7) 977. zebudah 978. pedaiah 979. nebuchadnezzar 980. jehoiachin 981. nehushta 982. elnathan 983. mattaniah 984. zedekiah (2) 985. nebuzaradan 986. seraiah (2) 987. zephaniah 988. gedaliah 989. ishmael (2) 990. nethaniah 991. johanan 992. careah 993. seraiah 994. tanhumeth 995. jaazaniah 996. elishama (3) 997. evilmerodach 998. meshech (2) 999. amram (2) 1000. zimri (3) 1001. azariah (4) 1002. jerahmeel 1003. chelubai 1004. nethaneel (2) 1005. raddai 1006. ozem 1007. caleb (2) 1008. azubah (2) 1009. jerioth 1010. jesher 1011. shobab (2) 1012. ardon 1013. ephrath 1014. segub (2) 1015. abiah (2) 1016. ashur
91

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 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

1017. ram (2) 1018. bunah 1019. oren 1020. ozem (2) 1021. ahijah (3) 1022. atarah 1023. onam (2) 1024. maaz 1025. jamin (2) 1026. eker 1027. shammai 1028. jada 1029. nadab (3) 1030. abishur 1031. abihail (2) 1032. ahban 1033. molid 1034. seled 1035. appaim 1036. ishi 1037. sheshan 1038. ahlai 1039. jether (3) 1040. jonathan (6) 1041. peleth (2) 1042. zaza 1043. jarha 1044. attai 1045. nathan (4) 1046. zabad 1047. ephlal 1048. obed (2) 1049. jehu (3) 1050. azariah (5) 1051. helez (2) 1052. eleasah 1053. sisamai 1054. shallum (3) 1055. jekamiah 1056. elishama (4) 1057. mesha (2) 1058. ziph 1059. mareshah 1060. hebron (2) 1061. korah (4) 1062. tappuah 1063. rekem (2)
92

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 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

1064. shema 1065. raham 1066. jorkoam 1067. shammai (2) 1068. maon 1069. ephah (2) 1070. haran (2) 1071. moza 1072. gazez 1073. gazez (2) 1074. jahdai 1075. regem 1076. jotham (3) 1077. gesham 1078. pelet 1079. ephah (3) 1080. shaaph 1081. maachah (4) 1082. sheber 1083. tirhanah 1084. shaaph (2) 1085. sheva (2) 1086. gibea 1087. achsa 1088. caleb (3) 1089. hur (4) 1090. shobal (2) 1091. salma 1092. hareph 1093. haroeh 1094. hemath 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
93

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 1Chr2:49 1Chr2:49 1Chr2:49 1Chr2:49 1Chr2:50 1Chr2:50 1Chr2:50 1Chr2:51 1Chr2:51 1Chr2:52 1Chr2:55 1Chr3:1 1Chr3:5 1Chr3:6 1Chr3:7 1Chr3:15 1Chr3:15 1Chr3:16 1Chr3:16 1Chr3:17 1Chr3:17 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:18 1Chr3:18

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 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
94

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 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

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 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
95

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 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

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 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
96

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 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

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) 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
97

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 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

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) 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)

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 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 one of many groups of outcasts 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 on the following pages 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 2Sm8:9 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 1Chr11:38 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 1Chr26:1

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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. The RV Bible excludes the following names. They are included in the KJV Bible, and are included in the list. Vashni (1Chr6:28) Ahi (1Chr7:34) Ben (1Chr15:18) Mikloth (1Chr27:4) 4. Asuppim (1Chr26:15) means storehouse; it is not a name. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. Shimei (1Chr6:42) is a grandson of Gershom, whereas the man referred to in Exo6:17 is his son. They are listed separately. However, it is possible that this Shimei could be the same as the one mentioned above. 8. Sources suggest that Huppim (Ge46:21 and 1Chr7:12) both refer to the son of Benjamin, even though the second is stated to be the son of Ir. His name is only listed once, although arguably it could be listed twice. 9. 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.
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10. Jahaziel (1Chr16:6) is not thought to be the same as Jaaziel (1Chr15:18). 11. Amram (1Chr24:20) is the father of Moses. His descendant Shubael (Shebuel) is the son of Gershom, son of Moses (1Chr23:16). Amram is not listed twice. 12. Elihu (1Chr27:18) could be the same as Eliab (1Sm16:6) because it says that he is "one of the brethren of David". This name is not included in the list. 13. 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 (Num26:33). In both instances, Zelophehad is described as having only daughters. 14. Two Kohathites called Uriel are thought to be the same (1Chr6:24 and 1Chr15:5). Similarly, two Merarites called Asaiah are thought to be the same (1Chr6:30 and 1Chr15:6). 15. 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. 16. 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) refers to a different man. It is possible that he or a group named themselves after the house of Obededom. This name is not listed separately. 17. Nathan (1Chr11:38), the brother of a mighty man may be the same as Nathan (2Sm23:36), the father of a mighty man. However, they are listed separately. 18. 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) and the RV 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 the other men in the Bible called Ehud, and is possibly the same as Ehi (Ge46:21) and Ahiram (Num26:38). 19. It is possible that Malchijah in 1Chr9:12 and 1Chr24:9 is the same man (Holman's). However, they are listed separately in accordance with Nave's and Easton's Bible dictionaries. 20. 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.
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21. 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. 22. 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 Assir. In 1Chr6:25, there is a different Elkanah who is repeated in 1Chr6:36 with Amasai his son. Elkanah (1Chr6:26) is the same as Elkanah (1Chr6:35) and is a descendant of Elkanah (1Chr6:25) and an ancestor of Elkanah (1Sm1:1). 23. It is thought that the following names refer to the same people in these verses: Azariah: 1Chr6:13 and 1Chr9:11. Azmaveth: 2Sm23:31, 1Chr11:33 and 1Chr12:3. Elhanan: 2Sm21:19 and 1Chr20:5. Gera: Ge46:21 and 1Chr8:3. Hashabiah: 1Chr25:3 and 1Chr25:19. Hashabiah: 1Chr26:30 and 1Chr27:17. Heman: 1Chr6:33 and 1Chr15:17. Naaman: Ge46:21 and 1Chr8:4. 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)

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

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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) 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
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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 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
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1446. shua 1447. pasach 1448. bimhal 1449. ashvath 1450. ahi (2) 1451. rohgah 1452. jehubbah 1453. aram (3) 1454. helem 1455. zophah 1456. imna 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 (4) 1485. shephuphan 1486. huram 1487. ehud (3) 1488. naaman (3) 1489. ahiah (3) 1490. gera (5) 1491. uzza (3) 1492. ahihud (2)
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1Chr7:32 1Chr7:33 1Chr7:33 1Chr7:33 1Chr7:34 1Chr7:34 1Chr7:34 1Chr7:34 1Chr7:35 1Chr7:35 1Chr7:35 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

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 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)
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1Chr8:8 1Chr8:8 1Chr8:8 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:9 1Chr8:10 1Chr8:10 1Chr8:10 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

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) 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)
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1Chr8:23 1Chr8:23 1Chr8:23 1Chr8:24 1Chr8:24 1Chr8:24 1Chr8:25 1Chr8:25 1Chr8:26 1Chr8:26 1Chr8:26 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

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 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)
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1Chr8:39 1Chr8:39 1Chr8:39 1Chr8:39 1Chr9:4 1Chr9:4 1Chr9:4 1Chr9:4 1Chr9:4 1Chr9:5 1Chr9:6 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

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 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)
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1Chr9:15 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:16 1Chr9:17 1Chr9:17 1Chr9:17 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

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) 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
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1Chr11:45 1Chr11:46 1Chr11:46 1Chr11:46 1Chr11:46 1Chr11:46 1Chr11:47 1Chr11:47 1Chr11:47 1Chr12:3 1Chr12:3 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

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) 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
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1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:20 1Chr12:27 1Chr12:28 1Chr13:9 1Chr15:7 1Chr15:8 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

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) 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
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1Chr23:7 1Chr23:8 1Chr23:8 1Chr23:8 1Chr23:9 1Chr23:9 1Chr23:9 1Chr23:10 1Chr23:10 1Chr23:10 1Chr23:10 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

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 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)
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1Chr24:17 1Chr24:17 1Chr24:18 1Chr24:18 1Chr24:20 1Chr24:21 1Chr24:22 1Chr24:24 1Chr24:25 1Chr24:25 1Chr24:26 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

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 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)
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1Chr26:3 1Chr26:3 1Chr26:4 1Chr26:4 1Chr26:4 1Chr26:4 1Chr26:4 1Chr26:5 1Chr26:5 1Chr26:5 1Chr26:7 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

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) 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
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1Chr27:20 1Chr27:20 1Chr27:20 1Chr27:20 1Chr27:21 1Chr27:21 1Chr27:21 1Chr27:21 1Chr27:22 1Chr27:22 1Chr27:25 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

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) 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)

2Chr17:7 2Chr17:7 2Chr17:7 2Chr17:7 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:8 2Chr17:14 2Chr17:15 2Chr17:16 2Chr17:16 2Chr17:17 2Chr17:18 2Chr19:11 2Chr19:11 2Chr19:11 2Chr20:14 2Chr20:14 2Chr20:14 2Chr20:14 2Chr20:14 2Chr20:37 2Chr20:37 2Chr21:2 2Chr21:2 2Chr21:2 2Chr21:2 2Chr21:2

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The Fourth Beast: Haman (A Parable about Paul)
The fourth beast is Haman, who is described in the chapter about Esther as a representation of Paul who wanted to wipe out the Jews (who represent followers of Jesus). His name is the 2664th in the Bible (4 x 666 = 2664, the fourth beast). This is in agreement with the last of the four beasts in Daniel chapter 7. The fourth beast was terrifying and broke everything into pieces and stamped on the residue with its feet. It had ten horns on its head, and one horn came up and made three of them fall. This horn had eyes and a mouth that spoke great things, and made war against the Saints. The ten horns probably represent the Ten Commandments. After three have fallen, seven remain, representing the seven plagues. The three fallen horns may represent the three denials of Jesus, corresponding to the three letters of John and representing the theology of the Church. The one horn that speaks great things could represent this book, since it is directed against the three denials (letters of the apostles) and the Ten Commandments. The list on the following pages 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 Neh11:13 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 2Ki8:24 2Ki11:2 2Ki15:2 2Ki18:2 Azariah Jehoshabeath Jecoliah Abijah
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2Chr22:6 2Chr22:11 2Chr26:3 2Chr29:1

Zachariah 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

2Ki18:2 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

Zechariah 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

2Chr29:1 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

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Hege

Est2:3

Hegai

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 Neh11:12-13. 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 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 and 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 Pharaohnechoh (2Ki23:29) and Pharaoh (2Ki23:35) have already been listed (I have counted them as a name and a title, even though Pharaohnechoh contains both). 9. There are two sets of Benjaminites called Sallu the son of Meshullam (1Chr9:7 and Neh11:7), but they have different ancestries 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, but it is probably one of his ancestors who was 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 and
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2Chr29:12). However, sources say these are probably different people, and they are listed separately. Similarly, Kish (2Chr29:12) and Kishi (1Chr6:44) (both son of Abdi) are listed separately along with a Kohathite called Azariah. 15. There are four references to 'Shemaiah' in Neh12:34-42. The assumption is made that there are two men called Shemaiah because there are two men described as following the princes of Judah; Neh12:33 and Neh12:35. The priest in Neh12:35 is first mentioned in Neh12:34 as having a son. 16. Three people called Mattaniah (1Chr9:15, 2Chr20:14 and 2Chr29:13) are thought to be different people even though they are all descendants of Asaph. 17. Seraiah (Ezra7:1), the father of Ezra is probably the same as the chief priest taken into exile (2Ki25:18) and is not listed separately. 18. The following people are thought to be the same and are 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 two 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.
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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. 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.
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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. 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, but 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) – the 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)
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2007. adaiah (5) 2008. elishaphat 2009. zichri (9) 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)
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2Chr23:1 2Chr23:1 2Chr23:1 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

2054. azaziah (3) 2055. nahath (3) 2056. asahel (3) 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)
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2101. pahathmoab 2102. jeshua (3) 2103. joab (3) 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
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2148. bakbuk 2149. hakupha 2150. harhur 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. judah (2) 2180. henadad 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
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Ezra2:51 Ezra2:51 Ezra2:51 Ezra2:52 Ezra2:52 Ezra2:52 Ezra2:53 Ezra2:53 Ezra2:53 Ezra2:54 Ezra2:54 Ezra2:55 Ezra2:55 Ezra2:55 Ezra2:56 Ezra2:56 Ezra2:56 Ezra2:57 Ezra2:57 Ezra2:57 Ezra2:57 Ezra2:59 Ezra2:59 Ezra2:59 Ezra2:60 Ezra2:60 Ezra2:60 Ezra2:61 Ezra2:61 Ezra2:63 Ezra3:2 Ezra3:9 Ezra3:9 Ezra4:5 Ezra4:6 Ezra4:7 Ezra4:7 Ezra4:7 Ezra4:7 Ezra4:8 Ezra4:8 Ezra4:10 Ezra5:1 Ezra5:1 Ezra5:1 Ezra5:3 Ezra5:3

2195. ezra (2) 2196. gershom (2) 2197. daniel (2) 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)
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2242. noadiah 2243. binnui 2244. shechaniah (4) 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)
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2289. jehiel (12) 2290. abdi (3) 2291. jeremoth (3) 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
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2336. benaiah (11) 2337. bedeiah 2338. chelluh 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)
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2383. meshullam (11) 2384. besodeiah 2385. melatiah 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)
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2430. gashmu 2431. shemaiah (16) 2432. delaiah (3) 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)
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2477. obadiah (11) 2478. ginnethon 2479. meshullam (13) 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)
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2524. harim (5) 2525. baanah (5) 2526. athaiah 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)
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2571. hattush (4) 2572. shechaniah (6) 2573. rehum (5) 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
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2618. gilalai 2619. maai 2620. nethaneel (10) 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
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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 religion. 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 teach about; 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-bearers 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 on the following pages 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 Jehonadab Azariah Jonah Jotham Ahaz Urijah Hezekiah Shalmaneser Isaiah Berodachbaladan Manasseh Jehoahaz Nebuchadnezzar 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 2Ki10:15 2Ki14:21 2Ki14:25 2Ki15:5 2Ki15:38 2Ki16:10 2Ki16:20 2Ki17:3 2Ki19:2 2Ki20:12 2Ki20:21 2Ki23:30 2Ki24:1 Maleleel Mathusala Noe Sem Sala Heber Nachor Thara Ram Judas Aser Phares Zara Esrom Aminadab Naasson Booz Aram Urias Roboam Josias Abia Josaphat Elias Jonadab Ozias Jonas Joatham Achaz Uriah Ezekias Shalman Esaias Merodachbaladan Manasses Jechonias Nebuchadrezzar 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 Jer35:6 Mat1:8 Mat12:39 Mat1:9 Mat1:9 Isa8:2 Mat1:9 Hos10:14 Mat3:3 Isa39:1 Mat1:10 Mat1:11 Jer21:2

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

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 Jer31:15 Jer37:3 Dan9:25 Zec1:1 Zec1:1 Mat13:55 John1:42

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

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 Mat2:18 Jer38:1 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 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 reference to Jesus as the Son (Son of God, Son of Man and Son of
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David); they are not names but their status as titles is arguable. 7. The Pharaoh referred to by Ezekiel (Eze17:17) is probably Pharaohnechoh who has already been listed (2Ki23:29 and 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) and Jareb (Hos5:13) mean 'king'. They not included in the RV Bible, and sources disagree on whether Hammelech should be treated as a proper name. This introduces flexibility into the list. Hammelech has been included, but Jareb has been excluded from the list. 14. In Ecclesiastes 1:1, Ecclesiastes states that he is 'the Preacher'. In Hebrew, this is 'Koheleth', which could be considered to be a title. However, it has been excluded from the list. 15. The RV Bible excludes the following names. Melzar means 'guard', but has been included in the list as a title. Magomissabib (Jer20:3) Melzar (Dan1:11) Messiah (Dan9:25) Loruhamah (Hos1:6) Loammi (Hos1:9) Didymus (John11:16) Caesar (Acts11:28) 16. 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. 17. Aholah and Aholibah (Eze23:4) are included even though they are the names of imaginary people.
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18. Gomer (Eze38:6) is thought to be a tribe descended from Gomer (Ge10:2). Similarly, Togarmah (Eze38:6) is a tribe descended from Togarmah (Ge10:3). Their names are not repeated in the list. 19. 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. 20. The House of Aphrah (Mic1:10) is a place also known as Bethelaphrah, and is not included in the list. 21. The House of Achzib (Mic1:14) is a place and is not included in the list. 22. Eli (Mat27:46) means 'my God' and is not included in the list. 23. 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. 24. Cleophas (John19:25) is listed separately from Cleopas (Luke24:18). 25. Jesurun/Jeshurun (Isa44:2) is a poetic name for Israel and is not listed as a name. 26. The following verses are thought to refer to the same individuals: 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. Zechariah: Isa8:2 is the same as either 2Ki18:2 or 2Chr26:5. 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 and Mark15:40). There is a parable here indicating that Jesus is the least in the Kingdom of heaven (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul" for further details).

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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) 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)
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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 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 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
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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 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

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) 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. joel (14)
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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 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 Joel1:1

2809. pethuel 2810. amos 2811. amaziah (4) 2812. obadiah (13) 2813. nahum 2814. habakkuk 2815. zephaniah (3) 2816. cushi (2) 2817. gedaliah (5) 2818. amariah (9) 2819. hizkiah 2820. berechiah (5) 2821. heldai 2822. tobijah (2) 2823. josiah (2) 2824. zephaniah (4) 2825. helem (2) 2826. hen 2827. sherezer 2828. regemmelech 2829. malachi 2830. jesus 2831. christ 2832. abiud 2833. eliakim (4) 2834. azor 2835. sadoc 2836. achim 2837. eliud 2838. eleazar (7) 2839. matthan 2840. jacob (2) 2841. joseph (6) 2842. mary 2843. herod 2844. archelaus 2845. john 2846. simon 2847. andrew 2848. james 2849. zebedee 2850. john (2) 2851. matthew 2852. philip 2853. bartholomew 2854. thomas 2855. james (2)
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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 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

2856. alphaeus 2857. lebbaeus 2858. simon (2) 2859. judas 2860. james (3) 2861. joses 2862. simon (3) 2863. judas (2) 2864. herodias 2865. philip (2) 2866. caesar 2867. caiaphas 2868. simon (4) 2869. pilate 2870. barabbas 2871. simon (5) 2872. mary (2) 2873. mary (3) 2874. joses (2) 2875. joseph (7) 2876. levi (2) 2877. alphaeus (2) 2878. jairus 2879. bartimaeus 2880. timaeus 2881. alexander 2882. rufus 2883. salome 2884. theophilus 2885. zacharias 2886. elisabeth 2887. augustus 2888. cyrenius 2889. simeon (2) 2890. anna 2891. phanuel 2892. tiberius 2893. caesar (2) 2894. lysanias 2895. annas 2896. heli 2897. matthat 2898. levi (3) 2899. melchi 2900. janna 2901. joseph (8) 2902. mattathias
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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 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

2903. amos (2) 2904. naum 2905. esli 2906. nagge 2907. maath 2908. mattathias (2) 2909. semei 2910. joseph (9) 2911. juda 2912. joanna 2913. rhesa 2914. neri 2915. melchi (2) 2916. addi 2917. cosam 2918. elmodam 2919. er (3) 2920. jose 2921. eliezer (11) 2922. jorim 2923. matthat (2) 2924. levi (4) 2925. simeon (3) 2926. juda (2) 2927. joseph (10) 2928. jonan 2929. eliakim (5) 2930. melea 2931. menan 2932. mattatha 2933. ragau 2934. phalec 2935. saruch 2936. cainan (2) 2937. zelotes 2938. judas (3) 2939. james (4) 2940. simon (6) 2941. joanna (2) 2942. chuza 2943. susanna 2944. martha 2945. mary (4) 2946. lazarus 2947. zacchaeus 2948. cleopas 2949. jona
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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 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 Luke6:16 Luke7:40 Luke8:3 Luke8:3 Luke8:3 Luke10:38 Luke10:39 Luke16:20 Luke19:2 Luke24:18 John1:42

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 2965. gamaliel (2) 2966. theudas 2967. judas (4) 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
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John1:42 John1:45 John3:1 John6:71 John11:1 John11:16 John18:10 John19:25 Acts1:23 Acts1:23 Acts1:23 Acts4:6 Acts4:36 Acts5:1 Acts5:1 Acts5:34 Acts5:36 Acts5:37 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

2997. barjesus 2998. sergius 2999. elymas 3000. paul

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. Once exception if that of Kirjathjearim (Josh9:17), which is the same place as Kirjathbaal (Josh15:60). Kirjathbaal is not included in the list because both Kirjathjearim and Kirjathbaal are identical to Kirjath (Josh18:28). 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'
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7. Wildernesses and plains associated with a location are not listed separately from that location – they are considered to be the land surrounding a place, rather than a place in their own right. For example: the wilderness of Sinai and mount Sinai are not listed separately. However, the hill of Moreh (Jdgs7:1) and the plain of Moreh (Ge12:6) are listed separately, because they are in different locations and are not related to each other. In the case where the wilderness around a location appears in the Bible before the location itself, the wilderness is included, but the location is not included. This includes land and districts associated with a town. Valleys, rivers, lakes and other features are considered to be places in their own right even if they take their name from a nearby place. 8. Place names include landmarks such as named wells, altars and rocks. They also include named seas, mountains, cities, towns, countries, districts, rivers, brooks, fords and so on. They do not include unnamed features such as rivers described to be near to another place. The names of tribes and races are not listed as place names unless their name is preceded by 'land of', 'inheritance of' or similar. There are a number of specific points: 1. The following are not listed twice: The brooks of Arnon (Num21:14) are not listed separately from the river Arnon (Num21:13). Moab (Exo15:15) is not listed separately from the field of Moab (Ge36:35). Tabor (Josh19:22) and mount Tabor (Jdgs4:6) refer to the same mountain. The valley of Eshcol (Num32:9) and the brook of Eshcol (Num13:23) which flows through 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 Tappuah (Josh16:8).
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The city Raamses (Exo1:11) is in the district of Rameses (Ge47:11) and is not listed twice. Goshen is a town (Josh15:51) and district (Josh10:41) in Judah and is not listed twice. The valley of Lebanon (Josh11:17) is very long and several miles wide, and is not listed separately to Lebanon (Deu1:7). The land of Mizpeh (Josh11:3) is the same as the valley of Mizpeh (Josh11:8). The land (Deu2:20) and valley (Josh15:8) of the giants probably refer to the same place. 2. The KJV and RV Bibles give quite different place names. The RV Bible omits many place names and has some extra ones. Information from the RV Bible has been used for contracted place names (Atrothshophan, Hazor-hadattah, Kerioth-hezron and Adami-nekeb), Goiim (nations), Negeb (the south country), Enaim (the same as Enam), the Nile (the Hebrew word is derived from the Egyptian word for this river), Atharim, Amaw, Arabah and Gibeath-haaraloth. Waheb in Suphah (Num21:14) is not included because the meaning of this Hebrew phrase is unknown. Mahalab (Josh19:29) is not in the Hebrew text and is excluded from the list. 3. 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. 4. The plain of Mamre is land owned by Mamre in Genesis 13:18, but also appears to be named after this person. Therefore, it is included in the list as a place name. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. Jeshimon (Num21:20) may just mean 'wilderness' or 'waste-land', but it is included as a place name. 8. 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. 9. 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
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name and is not mentioned elsewhere, so is included in the 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 in both the KJV and RV Bibles. There is a parable that suggests that the text has been altered (altar-Ed) by an editor. It has not been included in the list. 11. There is a parable about Mount Hor (first mentioned in Num20:22). The number two relates to myself, and the word 'Hor' sounds like 'whore'. This is another link between myself and the whore of Babylon, discussed further in the chapter about Elijah. The word 'mount' can also be used in a sexual context. 12. There are several places named Mizpah and Mizpeh (the names mean '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) 13. There are several places called Ataroth, Atroth and Atarothadar: Num32:3 and Num32:34 Num32:35 Josh16:2 and Josh16:7 Josh16:5 and Josh18:13 14. Two cities close to each other called Bethhoron are distinguished by Bethhoron "the upper" and "the nether". 15. It is not known how many places called Gilgal are identical. The following are included: Deu11:30 Josh4:19, Josh9:6 and Josh15:7 (this could be two or three separate places) Josh12:23 16. Beeroth (Deu10:6) and Beer (Jdgs9:21) are thought to be the same by some sources. Therefore, Beer is not listed. 17. Eber (Num24:24) refers to the Hebrew race, not to a place. 18. 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. 19. Syria and Assyria are different places and are listed separately.
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20. The following are not listed as place names. The first four 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 east country (Ge25:6). The hill country (Josh13:6). The upper springs (Josh15:19). The nether springs (Josh15:19). 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. 21. 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 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
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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

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

Kirjathjearim Debir Kirjathsepher Bealoth Hezron Bizjothjah Chesil Sansannah Shilhim Chislothtabor Kattath Timnathserah

Josh9:17 Josh10:38 Josh15:15 Josh15:24 Josh15:25 Josh15:28 Josh15:30 Josh15:31 Josh15:32 Josh19:12 Josh19:15 Josh19:50

Baalah Kirjathsepher Kirjathsannah Baalathbeer Hazor Baalathbeer Bethul Hazarsusah Sharuhen Chesulloth Kitron Timnathheres

Josh15:9 Josh15:15 Josh15:49 Josh19:8 Josh15:25 Josh19:8 Josh19:4 Josh19:5 Josh19:6 Josh19:18 Jdgs1:30 Jdgs2:9

22. 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 Sidon Gaza Sichem Hai Country of the Amalekites [Country of the] Amorites Salem Beerlahairoi Kirjatharba Kirjatharba Padanaram Peniel Timnath Enaim Rameses Meribah Zared Bamoth Pisgah Jahaz Jahaz Dibon Jaazer Shittim Nimrah Kadeshbarnea Bethharan Baalmeon Shibmah Havothjair Moseroth Bethjesimoth Akrabbim Ge10:19 Ge10:19 Ge10:19 Ge12:6 Ge12:8 Ge14:7 Ge14:7 Ge14:18 Ge16:14 Ge23:2 Ge23:2 Ge25:20 Ge32:30 Ge38:12 Ge38:14 Ge47:11 Num20:13 Num21:12 Num21:19 Num21:20 Num21:23 Num21:23 Num21:30 Num21:32 Num25:1 Num32:3 Num32:8 Num32:36 Num32:38 Num32:38 Num32:41 Num33:30 Num33:49 Num34:4 Zeboiim Zidon Azzah Shechem Ai Amalek Coasts/border (land) of the Amorites Jerusalem Lahairoi Arbah Arba Padan Penuel Timnah Enam Raamses Meribahkadesh Zered Bamothbaal Ashdothpisgah Jahaza Jahazah Dibongad Jazer Abelshittim Bethnimrah Kedesh Betharam Bethbaalmeon Sibmah Bashanhavothjair Mosera Bethjeshimoth Maalehacrabbim
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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 Josh15:34 Exo1:11 Deu32:51 Deu2:13 Josh13:17 Deu3:17 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

Hazaraddar Sea of Chinnereth Astaroth Hermon Sirion Salchah Rabbath Geshuri Maachathi Beeroth Uttermost Sea Kirjathjearim Kirjathjearim Shimron Mountain of Israel Taanach Kedesh Betharabah Bethhogla Baalah Rimmon Lebaoth Zoreah Eshtemoh Atarothaddar Gaba Daberath Nahallal Nahallal Kattath Kishion Misheal Aphek Adami Zaanannim Hammath Ajalon Shaalabbin

Num34:4 Num34:11 Deu1:4 Deu3:8 Deu3:9 Deu3:10 Deu3:11 Deu3:14 Deu3:14 Deu10:6 Deu11:24 Josh9:17 Josh9:17 Josh11:1 Josh11:16 Josh12:21 Josh12:22 Josh15:6 Josh15:6 Josh15:29 Josh15:32 Josh15:32 Josh15:33 Josh15:50 Josh16:5 Josh18:24 Josh19:12 Josh19:15 Josh19:15 Josh19:15 Josh19:20 Josh19:26 Josh19:30 Josh19:33 Josh19:33 Josh19:35 Josh19:42 Josh19:42

Adar Sea of Chinneroth Ashtaroth Baalhermon Sion Salcah Rabbah Border of the Geshurites [Border of the] Maachathites Beer Utmost Sea Kirjath Kirjathbaal Shimronmeron Mountains of Israel Tanach Kedeshnaphtali Arabah Bethhoglah Balah Remmon Bethlebaoth Zorah Eshtemoa Atarothadar Geba Dabareh Nahalal Nahalol Kartah Kishon Mishal Aphik Adamah Zaanaim Hammothdor Aijalon Shaalbim

Josh15:3 Josh12:3 Josh9:10 Jdgs3:3 Deu4:48 Josh12:5 Josh13:25 Josh12:5 Josh12:5 Jdgs9:21 Deu34:2 Josh18:28 Josh15:60 Josh12:20 Josh11:21 Josh21:25 Jdgs4:6 Josh18:18 Josh18:19 Josh19:3 Josh19:7 Josh19:6 Josh19:41 Josh21:14 Josh18:13 Josh21:17 Josh21:28 Josh21:35 Jdgs1:30 Josh21:34 Josh21:28 Josh21:30 Jdgs1:31 Josh19:36 Jdgs4:11 Josh21:32 Josh21:24 Jdgs1:35

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

9. nod 10. enoch 11. ararat 12. isles of the gentiles 13. babel 14. erech 15. accad 16. calneh 17. shinar 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. negeb 41. egypt 42. jordan 43. zoar 44. mamre 45. hebron 46. ellasar 47. elam 48. nations (goiim) 49. bela 50. siddim 51. salt sea 52. ashteroth karnaim 53. ham 54. shaveh kiriathaim 55. mount seir
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Ge4:16 Ge4:17 Ge8:4 Ge10:5 Ge10:10 Ge10:10 Ge10:10 Ge10:10 Ge10:10 Ge10:11 Ge10:11 Ge10:11 Ge10:12 Ge10:19 Ge10:19 Ge10:19 Ge10:19 Ge10:19 Ge10:19 Ge10:19 Ge10:19 Ge10:26 Ge10:30 Ge10:30 Ge11:28 Ge11:31 Ge11:31 Ge12:6 Ge12:6 Ge12:8 Ge12:8 Ge12:9 Ge12:10 Ge13:10 Ge13:10 Ge13:18 Ge13:18 Ge14:1 Ge14:1 Ge14:1 Ge14:2 Ge14:3 Ge14:3 Ge14:5 Ge14:5 Ge14:5 Ge14:6

56. elparan 57. enmishpat 58. kadesh 59. country of the amalekites 60. [country of the] amorites 61. hazezontamar 62. dan 63. hobah 64. damascus 65. shaveh 66. the king's dale 67. salem 68. river of egypt 69. shur 70. beerlahairoi 71. bered 72. beersheba 73. paran 74. land of the philistines 75. moriah 76. jehovahjireh 77. kirjatharba 78. machpelah 79. mesopotamia 80. city of nahor 81. padanaram 82. valley of gerar 83. esek 84. sitnah 85. rehoboth (2) 86. shebah 87. luz 88. mount gilead 89. jegarsahadutha 90. galeed 91. mizpah 92. mahanaim 93. edom 94. land of seir 95. jabbok 96. peniel 97. succoth 98. shalem 99. eleloheisrael 100. elbethel 101. allonbachuth 102. ephrath
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Ge14:6 Ge14:7 Ge14:7 Ge14:7 Ge14:7 Ge14:7 Ge14:14 Ge14:15 Ge14:15 Ge14:17 Ge14:17 Ge14:18 Ge15:18 Ge16:7 Ge16:14 Ge16:14 Ge21:14 Ge21:21 Ge21:32 Ge22:2 Ge22:14 Ge23:2 Ge23:9 Ge24:10 Ge24:10 Ge25:20 Ge26:17 Ge26:20 Ge26:21 Ge26:22 Ge26:33 Ge28:19 Ge31:21 Ge31:47 Ge31:47 Ge31:49 Ge32:2 Ge32:3 Ge32:3 Ge32:22 Ge32:30 Ge33:17 Ge33:18 Ge33:20 Ge35:7 Ge35:8 Ge35:16

103. bethlehem 104. edar 105. dinhabah 106. bozrah 107. temani 108. moab 109. avith 110. masrekah 111. rehoboth (3) 112. pau 113. vale of hebron 114. dothan 115. chezib 116. timnath 117. enaim 118. land of the hebrews 119. nile 120. on 121. goshen 122. rameses 123. atad 124. abelmizraim 125. pithom 126. midian 127. mountain of god (sinai) 128. horeb 129. red sea 130. succoth (2) 131. etham 132. pihahiroth 133. migdol 134. baalzephon 135. palestina 136. the sanctuary 137. marah 138. elim 139. sin 140. mount sinai 141. rephidim 142. massah 143. meribah 144. jehovahnissi 145. sea of the philistines 146. taberah 147. kibrothhattaavah 148. hazeroth 149. zin
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Ge35:19 Ge35:21 Ge36:32 Ge36:33 Ge36:34 Ge36:35 Ge36:35 Ge36:36 Ge36:37 Ge36:39 Ge37:14 Ge37:17 Ge38:5 Ge38:12 Ge38:14 Ge40:15 Ge41:17 Ge41:45 Ge45:10 Ge47:11 Ge50:10 Ge50:11 Exo1:11 Exo2:15 Exo3:1 Exo3:1 Exo10:19 Exo12:37 Exo13:20 Exo14:2 Exo14:2 Exo14:2 Exo15:14 Exo15:17 Exo15:23 Exo15:27 Exo16:1 Exo16:1 Exo17:1 Exo17:7 Exo17:7 Exo17:15 Exo23:31 Num11:3 Num11:34 Num11:35 Num13:21

150. rehob 151. hamath 152. zoan 153. eshcol 154. hormah 155. meribah (2) 156. hor 157. arad 158. atharim 159. oboth 160. ijeabarim 161. zared 162. arnon 163. ar 164. beer 165. mattanah 166. nahaliel 167. bamoth 168. pisgah 169. jeshimon 170. jahaz 171. ammon 172. heshbon 173. city of sihon, king of the amorites 174. dibon 175. nophah 176. medeba 177. jaazer 178. bashan 179. edrei 180. jericho 181. pethor 182. amaw 183. kirjathhuzoth 184. aram 185. zophim 186. peor 187. asshur 188. chittim 189. shittim 190. abarim 191. ataroth 192. nimrah 193. elealeh 194. shebam 195. nebo 196. beon
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197. kadeshbarnea 198. aroer 199. atroth-shophan 200. jogbehah 201. bethharan 202. kirjathaim 203. baalmeon 204. shibmah 205. havothjair 206. kenath 207. nobah 208. dophkah 209. alush 210. rithmah 211. rimmonparez 212. libnah 213. rissah 214. kehelathah 215. shapher 216. haradah 217. makheloth 218. tahath 219. tarah 220. mithcah 221. hashmonah 222. moseroth 223. benejaakan 224. horhagidgad 225. jotbathah 226. ebronah 227. eziongaber 228. zalmonah 229. punon 230. iim 231. almondiblathaim 232. bethjesimoth 233. akrabbim 234. hazaraddar 235. azmon 236. great sea 237. hor (2) 238. zedad 239. ziphron 240. hazarenan 241. shepham 242. riblah 243. ain
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244. sea of chinnereth 245. tophel 246. laban 247. dizahab 248. astaroth 249. mount of the amorites 250. lebanon 251. arabah 252. elath 253. land of giants 254. hazerim 255. caphtor 256. kedemoth 257. aroer (2) 258. argob 259. hermon 260. sirion 261. shenir 262. salchah 263. rabbath 264. geshuri 265. maachathi 266. chinnereth 267. sea of the plain 268. bethpeor 269. bezer 270. ramoth in gilead 271. golan 272. beeroth 273. gudgodah 274. jotbath 275. the uttermost sea 276. gerizim 277. ebal 278. gilgal 279. nebo (2) 280. naphtali 281. ephraim 282. manasseh 283. judah 284. city of palm trees 285. land of the hittites 286. adam 287. zaretan 288. gilgal (2) 289. gibeath-haaraloth 290. bethaven
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291. shebarim 292. achor 293. gibeon 294. chephirah 295. beeroth (2) 296. kirjathjearim 297. jarmuth 298. lachish 299. eglon 300. bethhoron 301. azekah 302. makkedah 303. valley of ajalon 304. libnah (2) 305. gezer 306. debir 307. goshen (2) 308. hazor 309. madon 310. shimron 311. achshaph 312. chinneroth 313. dor 314. mizpeh 315. merom 316. misrephothmaim 317. mountain of israel 318. halak 319. baalgad 320. anab 321. mountains of judah 322. gath 323. land of the children of israel 324. ashdod 325. geder 326. adullam 327. tappuah 328. hepher 329. aphek 330. lasharon 331. taanach 332. megiddo 333. kedesh 334. jokneam 335. carmel 336. gilgal (3) 337. tirzah
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338. sihor 339. ekron 340. mearah 341. land of the giblites 342. mephaath 343. zarethshahar 344. inheritance of reuben 345. ramathmizpeh 346. betonim 347. debir (2) 348. zaphon 349. inheritance of gad 350. karkaa 351. bethhogla 352. betharabah 353. stone of bohan 354. debir (3) 355. adummim 356. enshemesh 357. enrogel 358. valley of the son of hinnom 359. nephtoah 360. mount ephron 361. baalah 362. mount seir (2) 363. jearim 364. chesalon 365. bethshemesh 366. shicron 367. baalah (2) 368. jabneel 369. kirjathsepher 370. kabzeel 371. eder 372. jagur 373. kinah 374. dimonah 375. adadah 376. hazor (2) 377. ithnan 378. ziph 379. telem 380. bealoth 381. hazor-hadattah 382. kerioth-hezron 383. hazor (3) 384. amam
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385. shema 386. moladah 387. hazargaddah 388. heshmon 389. bethpalet 390. hazarshual 391. bizjothjah 392. baalah (3) 393. iim (2) 394. azem 395. eltolad 396. chesil 397. ziklag 398. madmannah 399. sansannah 400. lebaoth 401. shilhim 402. ain (2) 403. rimmon 404. eshtaol 405. zoreah 406. ashnah 407. zanoah 408. engannim 409. socoh 410. sharaim 411. adithaim 412. gederah 413. gederothaim 414. zenan 415. hadashah 416. migdalgad 417. dilean 418. mizpeh (2) 419. joktheel 420. bozkath 421. cabbon 422. lahmam 423. kithlish 424. gederoth 425. bethdagon 426. naamah 427. ether 428. ashan 429. jiphtah 430. ashnah (2) 431. nezib
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Josh15:26 Josh15:26 Josh15:27 Josh15:27 Josh15:27 Josh15:28 Josh15:28 Josh15:29 Josh15:29 Josh15:29 Josh15:30 Josh15:30 Josh15:31 Josh15:31 Josh15:31 Josh15:32 Josh15:32 Josh15:32 Josh15:32 Josh15:33 Josh15:33 Josh15:33 Josh15:34 Josh15:34 Josh15:35 Josh15:36 Josh15:36 Josh15:36 Josh15:36 Josh15:37 Josh15:37 Josh15:37 Josh15:38 Josh15:38 Josh15:38 Josh15:39 Josh15:40 Josh15:40 Josh15:40 Josh15:41 Josh15:41 Josh15:41 Josh15:42 Josh15:42 Josh15:43 Josh15:43 Josh15:43

432. keilah 433. achzib 434. mareshah 435. shamir 436. jattir 437. socoh (2) 438. dannah 439. kirjathsannah 440. eshtemoh 441. anim 442. holon 443. giloh 444. arab 445. dumah 446. eshean 447. janum 448. bethtappuah 449. aphekah 450. humtah 451. zior 452. maon 453. ziph (2) 454. juttah 455. jezreel 456. jokdeam 457. zanoah (2) 458. cain 459. gibeah 460. halhul 461. bethzur 462. gedor 463. maarath 464. bethanoth 465. eltekon 466. rabbah 467. middin 468. secacah 469. nibshan 470. city of salt 471. engedi 472. water of jericho 473. bethel (2) 474. archi 475. ataroth (2) 476. japhleti 477. bethhoron (2) 478. atarothaddar
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479. michmethah 480. taanathshiloh 481. janohah 482. naarath 483. tappuah (2) 484. kanah 485. asher 486. entappuah 487. issachar 488. bethshean 489. ibleam 490. endor 491. the land of the perizzites 492. mount ephraim 493. valley of jezreel 494. shiloh 495. jebusi 496. geliloth 497. keziz 498. zemaraim 499. avim 500. parah 501. ophrah 502. chepharhaammonai 503. ophni 504. gaba 505. ramah 506. mizpeh (3) 507. mozah 508. rekem 509. irpeel 510. taralah 511. zelah 512. eleph 513. gibeath 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
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526. chislothtabor 527. daberath 528. japhia 529. gittahhepher 530. ittahkazin 531. remmonmethoar 532. neah 533. hannathon 534. jiphthahel 535. kattath 536. nahallal 537. idalah 538. bethlehem (2) 539. inheritance of zebulun 540. jezreel (2) 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
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573. hosah 574. achzib (2) 575. ummah 576. aphek (2) 577. rehob (3) 578. heleph 579. allon 580. zaanannim 581. adami-nekeb 582. jabneel (2) 583. lakum 584. aznothtabor 585. hukkok 586. ziddim 587. zer 588. hammath 589. rakkath 590. ramah (3) 591. edrei (2) 592. enhazor 593. iron 594. migdalel 595. horem 596. bethanath 597. bethshemesh (3) 598. irshemesh 599. shaalabbin 600. ajalon (2) 601. jethlah 602. elon 603. thimnathah 604. eltekeh 605. gibbethon 606. baalath 607. jehud 608. beneberak 609. gathrimmon 610. mejarkon 611. rakkon 612. japho 613. leshem 614. inheritance of dan 615. timnathserah 616. galilee 617. mount naphtali 618. anathoth 619. almon
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620. kibzaim 621. gathrimmon (2) 622. beeshterah 623. jarmuth (2) 624. abdon 625. kartan 626. dimnah 627. gaash 628. bezek 629. zephath 630. askelon 631. luz (2) 632. kitron 633. accho 634. ahlab 635. helbah 636. heres 637. the rock (selah) 638. bochim 639. timnathheres 640. seirath 641. harosheth 642. palm of deborah 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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Linguistic Markers
I use the term 'linguistic marker' to refer to a word within a word that relates to the spiritual significance of that word. These markers are not included intentionally by people (e.g. the word 'sin' in 'sinful' does not count) and they are not related to the etymology of the words. They are instances where God has influenced the evolution of language such that these markers exist. They are probably in all languages, and they cross language boundaries; a word in one language might be interpreted to have a linguistic marker in another language. To prove the validity of this theory, a standard word list has been scanned for words containing common linguistic markers (61406 words, including names of people and cities; the word list and full results are available in the HTML version of this book). This has been compared with fourteen three-letter words which are treated as if they were markers; these words were chosen at random, but care has been taken to ensure that they do not have a high frequency of occurrence (for example, constructs like 'ing' would be poor markers because they would not allow God to select specific words). The following rules were applied: Where the marker is used for its literal meaning, it is discounted. For example, 'bad' in 'badmouth' means 'bad' and is discounted, whereas 'bad' in 'Allahabad' is not used for the literal meaning of 'bad', and is therefore included. Linguistic markers are only counted if they are pronounced correctly or almost correctly within a word. Exceptions are where the marker constitutes almost all of the word, as in 'sword', or where the marker takes a prominent position within a word (e.g. the first three letters). Linguistic markers which appear within common word constructs like '-sing', '-sation', '-sate' and '-siness' (excluding 'business') are discounted. Names of places containing linguistic markers are discounted unless there is a good reason for not doing so. This is because most places could be marked in this way. All of the randomly chosen words are treated as if they have negative spiritual connotations. Related words are not counted separately (e.g. charm, charmed, charmer and charming).

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The word list was scanned for the following markers and random words: Random words Big Bug Din Far Fat Hap Nod Oak Pad Pet Put Rig Sip Tag Linguistic markers Ash Bad Dev Dog Evil Harm Live Mad Rot Sad Sat Sick Sin Syn

The following list shows the relevant words that contain the random threeletter words. The number in brackets indicates the number of related words found in the word list. A composer (a reference to music as a pretense for following Jesus). Prison. Military unit. General officer ranking below a major general. Fearsome imaginary creature, especially one evoked to frighten children. Musical instrument. Parliament of Germany. Catholic Bishop. Church building. An electronic, digital device that stores and processes information. Danish writer who lived in Kenya for 19 years and is remembered for her writings about Africa; this could relate to the writing of this book. Australian wild dog.

Borodin Brig Brigade Brigadier Bugbear Bugle (2) Bundestag Cardinal (4) Chapel (6) Computer (14)

Dinesen

Dingo

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Dingus

A person who lacks intelligence (Jesus implies that we need to use our intelligence when judging by true standards; Matthew 15:16). Large, extinct reptiles used as parables to represent sinners. Reptiles, especially snakes, are used to represent Satan. Music. Scientific unit of capacitance. The cost of a ticket or transport. A 20th century king of Egypt. An old British coin. A decree issued by a Muslim religious leader. The Norse goddess of marriage. A person nominated by the parents of a child during a baptism to help bring up the child in the Pauline form of the Christian religion. Similar to slander; it can amount to psychological bullying, especially if it leads to a woman being excluded from a female group. An excessive desire to acquire or possess more. Jesus as an idol of forgiveness; using Christ's righteousness as an exchange for our sin. Those who engage in Jihad. The Norse god of wisdom, war, art, culture, and the dead and the supreme deity and creator of the cosmos and humans. Military Chaplain. Oil-based fuel for cars. An active volcano in Mexico.

Dinosaur Fanfare (2) Farad (2) Fare (4) Farouk Farthing Fatwa Frigga

Godfather

Gossip (3)

Greediness

Impute Mujahedin (2)

Odin

Padre Petrol (6) Popocatepetl

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Rastafarian (2) Safar Saladin Strumpet Superordinate (2) Synod (5) Trigonometry (4) Trumpet (2) Undine

A religion that accepts a former Ethiopian Emperor as God. The second month of the Islamic lunar calendar. A sultan of Syria and Egypt who conquered Jerusalem in 1187. Adulteress (representing a follower of Paul). Of higher rank or status or value (inequality). The ruling body of the Church of England. Mathematics – a reference to 'common sense' wisdom, which is in opposition to following Jesus. Music. Female water spirit.

Two words in particular contains a marker which would not be expected: libidinal (5), which relates to sexuality and latitudinal (2), the refusal to accept authority and dogma. The following list shows the relevant words that contain the linguistic markers. The number in brackets indicates the number of related words found in the word list. The absinthium plant is also known as wormwood, which is how asteroid 1999 AN10 is described in Revelation 8:11. A city in India whose name sounds like 'Allah is bad'. A type of dog (the reverse spelling of God). A spiritual term from the African Yoruba religion. Jews of West European origin. Jews whose traditions and cultural practices originated in Central and Eastern Europe. Jews with origins in Europe and North America.

Absinth (2)

Allahabad Alsatian Ashe Ashkenazi Ashkenazic Ashkenazim

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Ashkhabad Ashram

Capital city of Turkmenistan. A Hindu Temple Lacking intelligence (as mentioned earlier, Jesus implies that we need to use our intelligence when judging by true standards; Matthew 15:16). The president of Syria from 1971 to 2000. A murderer who is usually hired. Injure. A potential Buddha who postpones his nirvana to stay on earth to help mankind achieve enlightenment. Work of little or no value done merely to look busy; this applies to church worship. An organisation operated with the objective of making a profit from the sale of goods or services. Money in the form of paper notes or coins. A luxury fiber. The sins associated with these institutions are (a) a cause of gambling addictions (generating poverty) and (b) a poor use of resources which would be better spent on helping to solve poverty. A magic spell. The five books of Moses. A state of conflict between people. Mathematics. Music. In a Christian context, this word is used to mean delivery from evil. Mother goddess within Hinduism. A short session of religious worship. Someone who has a strong belief in a religion.

Asinine

Assad Assassin (3) Bash (3) Bodhisattva

Boondoggle (2)

Business (7) Cash (5) Cashmere

Casino

Charm (4) Chumash Clash Cosine Crotchet Deliver (6) Devi Devotional Devout (3)

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Buddhist teachings. The title for a ruler of medieval Venice. This city is partially underwater, and may have parablebased significance relating to Pauline theology or the American Government, since the east coastline of America is predicted to be underwater on Christmas Day, 2007. A religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof. Kill by strangulation. Santa's mythological home and toy factory. The nymph or spirit of a particular tree. Musical chords. Capital of Pakistan. An area whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India. Beat severely with a whip or rod. 'Mad' implies demonic possession. Jesus taught on the Mount of Olives. An official title in Egypt and Turkey. An Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; it is the official language of Afghanistan. There is no sin in taking medicine, but it does present an alternative to spiritual healing. There is a lot of sin associated with the drugs industry. A title associated with some orchestras. A separation from Catholicism arose across Europe through the activities of people like Luther, Calvin and Henry VIII King of England; the Church of England was created so that Henry VIII could divorce one of his wives. The Catholic/Protestant divide has caused much suffering ever since, even though their traditions and beliefs are very similar. Tensions are still present in Ireland, and Sinn Fein is a political group associated with a Catholic terrorist

Doge

Dogma (6) Garrote (5) Grotto Hamadryad (2) Harmony (12) Islamabad Kashmir Lash (3) Muhammad (3) Olive (2) Pasha Pashto

Pharmaceutical (14) Philharmonic

Protestant (3)

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organisation (the IRA). Ramadan A month of fasting that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts; the rota is also one of the symbols used in the papal signature; it is also the name of a volcano that is located in Nicaragua, on the dividing line between North and South America. Born on December 25, 1918 and became President of Egypt in 1970. He shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin for negotiations that led to a peace treaty. Sadat was assassinated by Islamic fundamentalists. Several links form a parallel to current events: (1) two links to war (his name Anwar, and his birth at the end of the First World War), (2) his presidency of Egypt and a peace treaty with Israel (perhaps paralleling the war on poverty), (3) 'Al' is the first two letters of my name, (4) his birthday on Christmas Day and (5) the Israeli Prime Minister's name 'Begin' reflecting the beginning of the New Age. The term 'sad' may relate to my former atheism (similar to the Sadducees). Jews who did not believe in life after death. Gaining pleasure from inflicting pain on others. Currency in Thailand (sounds like 'Satan'). The moon is a satellite of the Earth. The moon is used as a representation for sin (for example, a moon god was called Sin). The ritual suicide of a wife after her husband’s death in Hindu/Indian culture. A luxury fiber. A state of consciousness in Buddhism beyond the plane of discrimination and differentiation. An ancient Persian provincial ruler with dictatorial powers. Jewish sabbath, and sixth day of the week. The sixth planet.

Rota

Anwar Al Sadat

Sadducee (2) Sadism (7) Satang Satellite

Sati Satin Satori Satrap Saturday Saturn

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A type of dinosaur; also a Roman festival worshiping Saturn in the week leading up to Christmas Eve. This is Gandhi's non-violent resistance, and is discussed in the context of 'turning the other cheek' and the use of force in "Parables and General Issues". A class of woodland deity. The mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments. A Mexican state adjacent to the 666 mile long 'penis' (see the chapter entitled "Relationships"). A United States writer whose novels argued for social reform. He was against capitalism and the poverty it causes. This, along with 'Sinbad', 'Tocqueville' and perhaps wormwood/Diana (discussed later in this chapter), is a contradictory parable about me (or perhaps an indication of my willingness to sin in order to solve third world poverty – sin can be justified by true standards in certain situations). Another famous man called Sinclair is a British inventor of electronic products. A character from an ancient story 'Arabian nights' who goes on seven voyages by sea, paralleling the number of plagues. A crater in one of Saturn's moons (Enceladus) is named after this character (craters are formed by asteroids, which reflects one of the plagues). There is also a crater on Mars called 'Arkhangelsky'. A mathematical function (relating to 'common sense' wisdom). Sines are linked to the moon as described in "Parables and General Issues". A paid church position to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached; an office that involves minimal duties. An early symphony; another word for sonata; a prelude or overture to a larger work. A reference to hymns. A superficial burn (a reference to hell, our society).

Satyagraha

Satyr Sinai Sinaloa

Sinclair

Sinbad

Sine

Sinecure (3)

Sinfonia (2) Sing (6) Singe

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Singspiel (2) Sinhalese (2) Sinistral (3) Sinology (2) Sinuous (3) Slash Synagogue (3) Synfuel Synod (5)

A type of German opera. Sri Lankan (a Buddhist nation). Pertaining to the left side [of God]. The study of China. Snakelike curving. Injure. Jewish Temple. Sythetic fuel: any liquid fuel derived from coal, shale or tar (sounds like 'sinful'). Ruling body of the Church of England. This word describes three of the Gospels, perhaps highlighting the importance of judging by true standards with regards to issues such as sexuality. Cards used to predict the future. Injure. French political writer noted for his analysis of American institutions (democracy, slavery, capitalism etc.). Relating to bears (the second beast that Daniel saw was a bear). A city on the east coast of America, predicted to be 'washed' in the first plague.

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There were two words in particular that should not have had linguistic markers, namely deviance (8) (not complying with prevailing religious practice) and erotic (7). Care must be taken when using linguistic markers. For example, while singing is not sinful of itself, it does relate to church worship, which is sinful.

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The following table gives an outline of the results: Random words Words identified from the word list Words remaining after excluding related words Potentially marked words (excludes words containing incorrectly pronounced markers, and words that use them for their literal meaning) Number of valid marked words (excluding related words) Success rate (%) 1254 677 Linguistic markers 1403 674

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When searching through the word list using linguistic markers, the success rate is about two times better than that for the random three-letter words. In addition, new parable-based information has been identified, namely the meaning behind the term 'wormwood' (Revelation 8:11), used to describe the asteroid predicted to cause the second plague in 2039. Wormwood is a type of plant also known as Artimisia Absinthium. Artemis was a virginal Greek goddess associated with the moon; the Babylonian moon god was known as Sin. These two references to sin indicate that the plague is sinful or that it is a consequence of sin; it is probably both of these things. However, if it leads to reduced suffering (through the creation of the New Age), then it is justified by true standards. If this plague continues to be justified by true standards, then it will happen as predicted.

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Pictorial Parables
God puts pictorial parables into our general environment. They are not put there intentionally by people, and may have been there for a long time before being noticed. There are many examples on the world atlas as shown elsewhere in this book. This chapter attempts to prove the case for these pictorial parables. Pictorial parables are very difficult to prove because they are subjective; people can disagree about what they see. In an attempt to prove the case for pictorial parables, I make the assumption that they only arise in situations that are infinitely complex. Therefore, they should not occur in a mathematically derived image because such an image is not infinitely complex (it relies on a set mathematical function). I have used the random map generator at http://www.lysator.liu.se/~johol/fwmg/fwmg.html as a baseline for comparison with images generated by God. The map generator uses a mathematical technique called fractal image generation. Although fractal patterns can be infinitely complex, they are predictable because they rely on a mathematical formula. I used the parameters '2000 iterations', '65% water', '0% ice', '135 degrees rotation' and the 'Mercator' image type. I set the 'random seed' from 0 to 99 to generate 100 images and analysed them for pictorial parables at all angles of rotation. I then took a tray with black card affixed to the base and placed one tablespoon of sugar into the tray. For each round of image generation, the tray was shaken to distribute the sugar crystals and a piece of cardboard was dragged over the surface. During image generation, my eyes were closed, and the movement was random. I took a photograph of the resulting pattern of sugar on the black card, and repeated this 100 times. I then analysed the images for pictorial parables at all angles of rotation. After doing this, I found potential pictorial parables in 30 of the images created with sugar, and only in 19 of the images generated by fractal mathematics. In addition, some of the sugar-derived pictures acted as parables or supported other parables, namely a flying pig (an expression used in English to mean that something is impossible) and an image of the whore of Babylon riding a beast. None of the images created by fractal mathematics formed parables in this way. In addition, the images found in fractal maps are generally much smaller and of lower quality than those found in the sugar. The images are also different in nature; unpleasant faces can be created at random, but I have never known God to create an unpleasant face deliberately. I have selected four of the best images from each set and displayed them here. The full sets of images are available online.

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The flying pig is a lower quality image, but still resembles a pig with small wings:

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It is very difficult to prove the case for pictorial parables because of their subjective nature. However, I have found a definite difference between pictures created where there are infinite possibilities and pictures created using a mathematical technique.

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Parables and General Issues
This chapter is a collection of 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, body 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
Linguistic markers I use the term 'linguistic marker' to refer to a word within a word that relates to the spiritual significance of that word. These markers are not included intentionally by people (e.g. the word 'sin' in 'sinful' does not count) and they are not related to the etymology of the words. They are instances where God has influenced the evolution of language such that these markers exist. They are probably found in all languages, and they cross language boundaries; a word in one language might be interpreted to have a linguistic marker in another language. Caution should be used with linguistic markers because a term is not satanic just because it sounds like 'Satan'. For example, the word 'erotic' has the word 'rot' in it, which falsely implies that sexual desire is wrong. The case for linguistic markers is proved in a separate chapter, and some examples are given here: Business. Cash. The Son is the spiritual light of the world, and the sun is the physical light. Tsunami contains the word 'sun'. Evil: live (i.e. life is the opposite of evil and has the reverse spelling). Devil: evil (these words also contain 'VI', the roman numeral for the number six). Horoscope: horror scope. Tarot: to rot.
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World and sword (e.g. Revelation 2:16): Word. Jesus was a carpenter and worked with wood, a similar word to 'Word' Synod (the ruling body of the Church of England). Synagogue (a Jewish temple). Divine: the vine. Emmanuel: a Manuel (a guide for living). Physics: three six (666). Atheist: a thirst. 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. Sole A sole is a type of fish; Jesus used fish to represent his followers. The word sounds like 'soul'. 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. Jesus is hinting that we should look for parables such as these linguistic markers. The ripeness of the corn also links with the harvest (a parable about the change from the present age to the New Age). 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 (both of which Europe colonised), it has established the modern Westernised society, which is responsible for much of the poverty and suffering in the world. Mountains Jesus taught on the mount of olives (mountain of life). Moses received the commandments on Mount Sinai. Santa Claus Santa Claus: Satan's Claws. The name Santa Claus is derived from the Dutch for St. Nicolas (Sinte Klaas). Santa is portrayed as carrying his toys on a sleigh. The word 'sleigh' is pronounced the same as 'slay', reflecting the effect of Christmas consumerism on the poor. Saints 'Saint Paul' is really 'Satan Paul'.
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Stan All the countries that end in 'stan' are under the rule of Stan (Satan): Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Islamabad The name of the Capital City of Pakistan sounds like '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'. Dogma Dogma has the word 'dog' in it. Priests wear a dog collar. The word 'dog' has the reverse spelling of 'God', suggesting that the priesthood and the church system are anti-God. Bach The most famous composer of hymns for the organ is Bach, whose name sounds like the noise that a dog makes. The BWV numbers are used as a reference number for Bach's compositions. BWV 666 is a hymn called 'Jesus Christ and our welfare'. 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. Sick also sounds like six (sick, sick, sick sounds like 666). Bishop The word 'Bishop' is a composite of two linguistic markers, 'buy' and 'shop' relating to buying and selling (666) – Revelation 13:17. Selfish The word 'selfish' is a composite of two linguistic markers, 'sell' and 'fish'. Fish represent followers of Jesus. Selling fish is a parable about what happened to Jesus (he was betrayed for silver). This represents the activities of priests (they get paid at the expense of the poor); hence this is a parable about the selfishness of priests. Heresy Heresy sounds like 'hear, see'. Babylon This represents North America, particularly the east coast. The word sounds like a contraction of 'Baby London'; North America was colonised by Western Europe including Britain, whose capital is London. Sabbath The Sabbath day is the traditional day on which Christians worship St. Paul and the Old Testament god. The word contains the marker 'bath', perhaps indicating the result of this type of worship (the water-based
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plagues). Mormons Mormons trust in a modern day prophet called Joseph Smith who was visited by an angel called Moroni. His name sounds like 'Joseph's Myth', and the angel's name sounds like 'moron'. Their 'third Testament' contains books called Helaman (hell) and Ether (nothingness). 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, and the Archangel Michael's role (killing Satan) is a parable about my role. Sadducees These were Jews who did not believe that people would rise from the death. 'Sadducee' contains the word 'Sad'. SATs SATs are two different types of educational examination that happen in the UK and USA. They share their first three letters with the word 'Satan'. Educational segregation through examination is not in line with following Jesus, because it creates inequality of status and opportunity in society. Where people live forever, there is infinite time in which people can be educated to the same standards if they choose. Peasant 'Peasant' sounds like 'pheasant', a type of bird that is hunted for sport by the rich. Birds represent angels. 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'. Ashura Ashura is an Islamic day of fasting. More ash Ashdod (place) and Asher (tribe) are associated with Israel. Madness: satanic spiritual influence Ahmad and Muhammad are popular Islamic names. Madonna: the Virgin Mary, representing myself, and the probable authorship of the Gospel of John and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene; see "About the Author". Madarosis: an abnormal loss of hair; there are parables such as the story of Samson and Delilah where hair represents the heir to the throne of God (Jesus).
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Madefy: to moisten or make wet (a link between Satanic Pauline theology and the plagues). Madrigal: a song (a link between hymn singing and Satanic influence). Listen then if you have ears! This is a phrase used by Jesus throughout his teachings to indicate the presence of a parable as described earlier. 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 are parables such as those described in this book. 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. The chemical name for salt is sodium chloride, and this reference to science links to 666, which can represent 'common sense', a mindset that is in opposition to following Jesus. 'Sodium' sounds like 'Sodom', a town that was destroyed in Genesis by a rain of fire and sulphur, indicating the way in which this salt is thrown out in the plagues of the time of the end. The chemical symbol of sodium is 'Na'. There are several words that start with 'Na' that relate to the plagues, myself and Jesus: Naaman the Syrian: a parable about myself as described later. Nard: a perfume relating to myself (see the section entitled 'Alabaster box'). Nazereth and Naboth relate to Jesus. Naomi: a harvest worker in the book of Ruth, relating to the time of the end. Nabal: this name means foolish; the original predicted date of the first plague was April Fools' day. Nahum: an Old Testament book in which a city is destroyed.

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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!" There are at least two parables here; one parable refers to the weeds. Jesus uses the term 'weeds' to refer to followers of Paul. One of the most common weeds is the dandelion, which contains the word 'lion'. The first beast that Daniel saw was a lion, and this corresponds to the number of the beast, 666. Another 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. Solomon Solomon is associated with wisdom. His name contains the word 'solo', suggesting that it is spiritually wise to follow Jesus alone, rather than to attend a church with everyone else. Cat The words cathedral, Catholic and caterpillar (mentioned earlier) contain the word 'cat'. The first beast in the book of Daniel (666) is a lion, a type of cat. Like the weeds (above), this is another parable that links the Church with conventional wisdom, an ideology that is in opposition to following Jesus. Curiosity killed the cat I am very curious, and my curiosity has helped to kill the cat (conventional wisdom). Rex A Rex is a type of cat (666). A T-Rex is a particularly vicious type of dinosaur. The dinosaurs were huge ancient lizards that represent people who sin as a result of following ideologies derived from conventional wisdom (666). They became extinct after an asteroid impact.

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Hex A hex is an evil spell or curse. 'Hex' is also a prefix meaning 'six', found in words such as 'hexagon'. 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 the existing Jewish tradition could be significant, making it very important to judge by true 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. However, the name 'Judas' is still used as a parable for betrayal. Horny Devil The horny devil or moloch is a type of lizard. It sounds like 'Molech', a god referred to by the Old Testament. The three terms 'devil', 'lizard' and 'Molech' all link to Satan. Great Horned Owl Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, is found in North and South America. Owls are traditionally associated with wisdom. The horns represent Satan, and the species name contains the word virgin. This is a similar parable to the whore of Babylon: The owl represents conventional wisdom (666) – Pauline theology. The horns represent Satan – Pauline theology. The word virgin is linked to the Virgin Mary, representing myself (see "About the Author") and by extension, Paul (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"). North America – the location where Paul is worshipped most devoutly. An owl makes a noise that sounds like 'twit-twoo'. Twit is a word meaning 'idiot' or 'foolish' (the opposite of conventional wisdom), and the number two relates to myself.

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Imam Imams are Islamic teachers. They contain the word 'mam', which relates to Satan (the term 'Mother' is used to refer to myself, and by extension, St. Paul who is Satan). Similarly, Luke 16:13 (KJV Bible) says, "you cannot serve God and mammon." 'Mammon' means 'money' but there is a linguistic marker that also suggests Pauline theology or Satan. Allah The Islamic God Allah sounds similar to the first three letters of my name (Alasdair), providing further evidence for my future role as Satan. 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). Parable The word 'parable' sounds like the word 'parabola', the term for a curve on a graph generated by a mathematical formula. The mathematical formula perhaps represents a perfect meaning behind the parables. However, we are only able to make an approximation to the perfect meaning (a 'line of best fit') which improves as more information and parables become available.

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

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The crook and the stole The stole is an item of clothing used by the priesthood in various Christian denominations (Matthew 11:8 and Luke 7:25 say, "What did you go out to see? A man dressed in fancy clothes? People who live like that live in palaces!"). The Bishop's crook or crosier is supposed to represent a shepherd's crook. Both 'crook' and 'stole' imply theft; money that should go to the poor is used to pay the wages of priests. Annual Christian feast There are many feast days associated with Christianity, one of which is the The Annual Feast of the Chair of Peter. This is celebrated on 22nd February, my birthday (a link between myself and Peter). It celebrates Peter sitting as a Bishop in Rome, although whether or not he did this is disputed. The idea of apostolic succession is the basis on which the Catholic Church justifies having a Pope, the man who wears the fanciest clothes and lives in the fanciest palace, the Vatican City. It is an independent state with a population of about 500; interestingly, the percapita crime rate of the Vatican City is the highest of any nation (mostly due to the theft of wallets and purses by pick-pockets), which reflects the other parables that link the Church with theft. Friarbird There are many parables associated with this bird. A friar is a type of priest. The word sounds like 'fry', a method of cooking, linking the priesthood with hell. The friarbird is part of the honeyeater family, and honey is associated with 666/wisdom. The scientific name for the genus is Philemon, one of the letters of Paul, although it has probably been named in this way deliberately. However, as discussed in the chapter about Paul, the letter to Philemon is very obviously of no use, suggesting that the same could be said about friars. Being ashamed of Jesus' teaching In Mark 8:38, Jesus says, "If a person is ashamed of me and of my teaching in this godless and wicked day, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." He is implying this of churchgoers; those who know what his teachings are, 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). This includes a huge number of people, but the 'eternal sin' may only refer to contributors of the New Testament, as their writing will remain on record for eternity.

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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 to know how to follow Jesus, but don't do it (especially churchgoers) are more guilty of sin than those who don't attend church and don't claim to follow Jesus. The false pretense of Christianity is one of the main ideologies that is 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 verse refers to many of the people who could die in the plague described in the chapter entitled "Luke 21:21". This relates to the predicted death of Simon Peter in the first plague, discussed later in this chapter. Mark chapter 5 This chapter relates to the time of the end. Jesus drives a mob of demons out of a man, and sends them into approximately 2000 pigs (representing the year 2000). The pigs rush off a cliff into the sea and are drowned. Pigs are also known as swine, which sounds like 'wine'. Wine represents true teachings about Jesus. The story in Mark chapter 5 implies that a mob of demons have gone into the wine (creating the type of teaching heard in a modern church) and the rush into the sea represents the consequent plagues of the time of the end. 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. Mark 14:53-65 These verses describe what happened to Jesus before the council as they tried to find a way to put him to death. People told lies about him,
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which helped the authorities justify his arrest and crucifixion; this parallels the effect of Pauline theology and the Church on the teachings of Jesus. Some examples of modern day lies about Jesus: Purgatory, and the need to pray for the dead. Singing is what God wants. Limbo. The Pauline 'grace of God', which promotes the idea that we don't need to follow the teachings of Jesus. Jesus as an idol of forgiveness. The importance of church buildings and cathedrals. The teachers of the Law tried to put Jesus to death secretly In Mark 14:1-2, the teachers of the Law tried to think of a way to kill Jesus in secret. The priesthood found a way to do it, by teaching Pauline theology. Mark 14:27 Everyone ran away and left Jesus. This did indeed happen – no one has followed him until now. 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 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 probably referring to the priesthood who have tried to sit themselves in the best place, but are now being asked to move. 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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Mark 2:22 "Nor does anyone pour new wine into used wineskins, because the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins will be ruined. Instead, new wine must be poured into fresh wineskins." The wine represents new teaching (or rather, the same teaching of 2000 years ago). The skins represent people. The wine, 2000 years after Jesus, will go into fresh wineskins (people who are not religious); in other words, modern people should be more open to new ideas. 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." The Awful Horror Matthew 24:15: "You will see the Awful Horror of which the prophet Daniel spoke. It will be standing in the Holy Place." What stands in the Holy Place? A cathedral. The Awful Horror may also refer to Paul's letters – they should not be in the Bible. EC4M 8AD The postcode of St Paul's Cathedral has the word 'mad' written into it. When this word is used as a linguistic parable, it refers to demonic possession or influence, and in this case refers to the influence of Paul on
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Christian worship. The Head of the Church of England The Head of the Church of England is the British monarch, one of the richest people in Britain. The irony should act as a clear indication that there is something seriously wrong with the church system. Cathedral Close Cathedrals are usually surrounded by a area called a Close, and the phrase 'Cathedral Close' is common. Another meaning of the word 'close' is 'to shut down'. 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." Since Paul's letters have prevented people from having faith, 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. 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 phrase that refers 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." This passage refers to the last 1800-2000 years – God left the vineyard (Christian religion) unchecked but now the 'rain' (true teachings about Jesus) has come. In the story of Noah, this 'rain' causes the floods (the
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plagues of the time of the end). Symbol of Saturn Saturn sounds like 'Satan' and is our sixth planet. The traditional symbol for Saturn is a crucifix with a number two attached to it. The number two is a reference to the second coming as discussed elsewhere (i.e. a representation of Jesus). In other words, Saturn's (Satan's) symbol is that of Jesus nailed to the cross. This is the symbol of the Church, and represents the 'idol of forgiveness' that churchgoers worship.

3. Parables from Jesus
Feeding the 5000 Jesus came with twelve disciples to feed people with spiritual teaching; twelve baskets were taken up at the end. The five loaves may relate to the four Gospels plus the Gospel of Thomas as described later in this chapter. 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 to 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 a 2000 year time period since the death of Jesus as discussed elsewhere. 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"). The verse number may relate to the time of the end (2039). Walking on water Jesus walks on water – this shows that following him will stop us from sinking in the flood of Noah (the plagues). If we all start to follow Jesus,
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tackle the problems of poverty and remove the ideologies that are in opposition to following him, then the plagues would no longer be justified and would not happen. However, this miracle may have implications for some other kind of spiritual protection against the plagues for individuals who follow Jesus. Water into wine In John 2:1-12, Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding. This happened on the "third day" relating to 2000 years since the death of Jesus. Jesus uses weddings and feasts to represent eating the 'Passover meal' or the spiritual food in this book, and the coming of the New Age. The water in this miracle probably 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 (plagues), water turns into wine (true teachings). A related parable is to note that the words 'sea' (plagues) and 'see' (curing spiritual blindness) are pronounced in the same way. Passover meal In Luke 22:15-16, Jesus says, "I have wanted so much to eat this Passover meal with you before I suffer! For I tell you, I will never eat it until it is given its full meaning in the Kingdom of God." The first Passover is described in the book of Exodus. It was eaten 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. The traditional date for this event occurs in late March or early April (around April 1st) on the day of a full moon; this links the concept of foolishness (the opposite to conventional wisdom) with eating spiritual food and following Jesus. As discussed elsewhere, conventional wisdom is a mindset that prevents people from following Jesus. 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." 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
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try to seize it." The name 'John' refers to myself as discussed elsewhere. Jesus is warning that New Jerusalem and the ideas in this book will come under attack. 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 (Matthew 17:20) and by extension, the amount of faith required to write this book. 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 churches. He was indicating that using all our resources in the pursuit of following Jesus (even if we 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. 'Widow's mite' sounds like 'widow's might' alluding to the term 'almighty', and suggests that the power of God can only be experienced fully when we are following Jesus. Jesus has come to call outcasts Matthew 9:12-13: Jesus heard them and answered, "People who are well do not need a doctor, but only those who are sick. Go and find out what is meant by the scripture that says: 'It is kindness that I want, not animal sacrifices.' I have not come to call respectable people, but outcasts."
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The people who are well are the outcasts who he has come to call. The people who are sick are the so-called respectable people who don't follow his teachings. The animal sacrifices represent the sacrifices made by people in churches (payment of priests etc.). Jesus was born in a stable with animals because there was no room in the inn. The inn represents heaven, which is not yet built. The 'animals' represent the social behaviour traits of people in our society (selfishness, greed etc.). The animals on Noah's Ark represent the same thing. People in the modern workplace behave in much the same way as apes in a jungle, although the interactions are much more complex. The same behaviours are seen in churches. People have many reasons for going to church, but one of them is to be allowed into heaven. People are selfish in nature and most expend the minimum possible effort that they think is required to get into heaven. In reality, "Love your neighbour as yourself" incorporates a rejection of selfish instincts which is discussed later in this chapter. Since animals represent people, animal sacrifices represents the money that people give to churches. 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 (i.e. curing people from the results of not following 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 a person 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 leads to a person "looking like a corpse" (death), followed by their resurrection 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). 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 present Age, and are later reborn into it again. Examples include myself and Simon Peter. Hell is our society and the fires of hell are the plagues of the time of the end. Luke 4:26-27 In Luke 4:26-27, Jesus says, "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. He was probably sent mostly for us because we have the
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greatest potential to follow him, in a free-thinking, more accepting and educated society. We 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. 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 baptise people. 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. The chapter about the third beast shows that I am represented by a leper. This 'leprosy' is cured by experiencing all seven of the plagues much like Naaman had to wash seven times. This is another parable in support of the warning at the end of the book of Revelation. Mary Magdalene's seven demons Mark 16:9 indicates that Jesus had driven out seven demons from Mary Magdalene, reflecting the seven plagues that should drive people away from Pauline theology. Mary may have been a prostitute and a representation of her as the whore of Babylon is pictured on North America. This picture indicates where many people follow the teachings of Paul as described in the chapter about Elijah. Jesus healed Simon Peter's mother In Matthew 8:15, Jesus healed Simon Peter's mother. He also healed Mary Magdalene, who is probably his mother in the New Age. Zachariah, Matthew 23:35 Jesus says that the punishment for the murder of this man will fall on us. The father of John the Baptist (a parable for my role) was called Zachariah (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. 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
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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. The prize calf that was killed represents Jesus. 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 promotes a theology where disasters and wars against the Jews are implied to act as punishment for not following the Old Testament Laws. The real God (Jesus) speaks through the Old Testament using parables. 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 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. The Israelites represent the oppressed, and the Egyptians represent the wealthy and the oppressors, paralleling the story in the book of Exodus.
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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 something Holy (i.e. God). This fulfills Genesis 22:17 where Abraham was told, "I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven." As described later in this chapter, Abraham's activities are a parable about my own. The Authenticity of Revelation Revelation was one of many apocalyptic books that could have been included in the Bible. Revelation states the number of the beast (666). It is the 66th book of the Bible and is thought to have been written in 66AD, giving parable-based evidence for its authenticity. This is in contrast to the other letters that are included after the Gospels. Number of the beast The number of the beast can be found all over creation. For example, 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. Carbon is often found in six-membered rings in organic chemicals. Oil may be referred to in Genesis (in some versions of the Bible) and the Ten Commandments as the "water under the Earth" (e.g. Exodus 20:4, KJV Bible). There are two numbers of the beast, 616 and 666, depending on the scripture used. 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 beast (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 conventional wisdom. For example, the word is used frequently in the book of 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. Bees also represent spiritual wisdom. They form colonies in which they love their neighbour as themselves (they do this because they are all sisters). In addition, every bee is prepared to die for the colony; when a bee stings something it dies. The letter 'B' sounds like 'bee', and is the second letter in the alphabet (the number two relates to the second coming, and can be thought to represent a follower of Jesus).
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In 1 Samuel 14:27, Jonathan ate honeycomb (wisdom) and his eyes were enlightened. This is a parable, where Jonathan represents myself (his name 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 religion, 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. Similarly, in Matthew 3:4, John the Baptist's food is described as being "locusts and wild honey". John the Baptist is a parable about my activities, and the honey refers to spiritual wisdom. Maccabees The books of Maccabees form part of the apocrypha supported by the Catholic Church. The word contains the marker 'bees' suggesting conventional wisdom (666). The apocrypha was added into the Bible by the Catholic Church to justify beliefs such as purgatory. 2 Maccabees 12:44-45: "For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should have risen again, it had been superfluous and vain to pray for the dead. And also in that he perceived that there was great favour laid up for those that died godly, it was an holy and good thought. Whereupon he made a reconciliation for the dead, that they might be delivered from sin." 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' (using the reverse spelling) is 'Laban'. Therefore Laban represents wisdom/666. Laban was 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 around 2000BC. Seven years represents 2000 years as described in the chapter entitled "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 may
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refer to the interaction between myself (represented by Eve) and Simon Peter (represented by Adam). The names Adam and Edom (Esau's other name) mean 'red', and this was the colour of the food that Jacob gave to Esau. It suggests that I take Simon Peter's birthright (as the original chief disciple of Jesus) by feeding him spiritual food 2000 years later; perhaps I am able to do this because I read (pronounced in the same way as 'red') and understood the Bible properly. The book of Job Job is about a man who is described as having been tested by Satan. Satan received permission to do this from the Old Testament god. Job was tested through the loss of wealth, family and health. Job remained faithful to the Old Testament god and his wealth was restored. Apart from the obvious message (remain faithful to God) there appears to be no parable-based significance to the text in this book; i.e. the book seems to have no purpose. This may be a parable in itself – Job has no purpose, meaning that modern careers (jobs) have no purpose; everything that people are currently working towards that is not in line with what Jesus says will have no relevance in a short period of time (e.g. marketing, advertising, management, consulting, law and medicine). Therefore, we have a choice between a complete waste of time in the workplace, or giving up our jobs to follow Jesus, the results of which will last for eternity. In choosing to follow Jesus, people will lose their wealth and possibly their families, giving added meaning to the book of Job. Siloam and 9/11 John 9:11 talks about Siloam. Luke 13:4 talks about a tower falling there. This is a parable about the Twin Towers disaster. 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. Therefore, God influenced the date of the attack on the Twin Towers to generate a parable that indicates spiritual blindness. The Twin Towers were a major financial centre for America. 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." Additional 9/11 verses mentioned in this book are Acts 9:11 (Paul was in the house of Judas, representing the betrayal of Jesus), 1 Corinthians 9:11 (advocates the payment of priests) and Daniel 9:11 (a warning about the plagues). John 19:29 When Jesus was crucified, he was given vinegar. Wine turns into vinegar when it has been left for a long time (the alcohol turns into vinegar, and the wine becomes bad). Wine is used to represent true teaching. This suggests that the teachings about the crucifixion are bad. His crucifixion is said to remove people's sin; this is the idol of forgiveness that the church worships. It is false teaching, because the sins that churchgoers commit still cause suffering; sins are not teleported to 27AD to vanish with Jesus on the cross. This is easily proven by asking a churchgoer to make a
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small scratch on the skin of another person; this causes the other person pain and suffering, and the action that led to this suffering was sin. This sin was not put to death on the cross with Jesus, because the scratch still remains on the other person's skin. Forgiveness from Jesus for this sin would have no meaning, because it did not cause Jesus any suffering; the forgiveness must come from the person who suffered. Hence, the true nature of sin and forgiveness is completely different to that preached by the Church. The Church tries to justify their beliefs by using analogies such as God as a parent. The argument is that if you sin against one of his children, then this makes him upset as a parent and you require forgiveness from him. However, this implies a parental bond that is a genetic consequence of human parenting, and would not be expected to be found between God and ourselves. Churchgoers also argue that they are forgiven by God even though their sins cause suffering, due to their belief in Paul's idol of forgiveness. However, phrases such as 'sins are put to death on the cross' and 'Jesus takes away our sins' are false teaching. A sin 'dies' immediately after it has caused suffering, because it is the action that causes suffering. If sins were put to death on the cross, then it would be expected that sins would 'die' before causing suffering. In fact, the idea that sins can die, cling to a person, be removed or washed away in a church baptism are false metaphors, because they are actions not objects. Peter's denial Peter denied Jesus three times, during which he "warmed himself" by the fire – this suggests that denial of Jesus puts us in danger of hell fire. 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 rebellion against governments and ideologies such as Pauline theology and consumerism. 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 probably refers to the teachings of Jesus, and the new treasure probably refers to parables from the Holy Spirit.
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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. See "Cool Stuff" for further details. Eve formed out of Adam In the 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. Song of Solomon The 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" – the term "mother" refers to Paul (via me – see "About the Author" and "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"), and Paul's children are churchgoers. 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", which could be thought to represent those who pray to God about disasters but do little in terms of practical help – this is like 'nagging at God'. 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 we are descendants of the twelve tribes of Israel. This quote refers to the nominally Christian countries, many of which are in the north. Isaiah 58:3-12 This passage describes Pauline worship and goes on to describe the type of worship that we should be engaging in. Fasting is used to represent sacrifice. Finally, it ends with the assurance that we "will be known as the people who rebuilt the walls, who restored the ruined houses," which may
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be 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 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." Psalm 39 This Psalm is a discussion about death. "Lord, how long will I live? When will I die? Tell me how soon my life will end." "I am about to die from your blows." "Indeed we are no more than a puff of wind!" "before I go away and am no more." The number '39' refers to the time of the end, 2039 (see "The Time of the End"). Seven Days of Creation According to the Jewish calendar, Adam was created in 3761 BC, and it will have been 6000 years since that time in 2239, 200 years into the New
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Age. Since a day is like a thousand years to God (Psalms 90:4), these 6000 years represent the six days of creation, with the next thousand years representing the Sabbath, or New Age, during which God rested. The traditional Christian Sabbath day is Sunday, which contains the word 'sun' (Son). The Jewish Sabbath is Saturday, the first three letters of which are shared with the word 'Satan'. Rising on the third day Jesus is said to have been raised from death 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"). Jesus resurrected after three days? Personally, I am uncertain about whether the apostles saw Jesus three days after he was crucified, because 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 the apostles 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 is associated with hell and Satan). Satan is a spirit that can appear as a ghost, and they probably saw 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, giving Satan the freedom to say whatever he wanted to people. 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 says, "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
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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. Further evidence to link Satan with the traditional resurrection is associated with the moon, discussed later in this chapter. 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; 2027AD. This is 2000 years since the death of Jesus, and there are additional parables that indicate the significance of this date, described in the next section. David and Bathsheba In 2 Samuel 11:1-26, David had a soldier called Uriah, who had a wife called Bathsheba. David liked Bathsheba so he arranged for Uriah to be in the front line of battle so that he would be killed. David then married Bathsheba and they had a son called Solomon. This is a parable where David represents Jesus/God. Bathsheba is a linguistic parable for Bath (water-based plague) and Sheba (the queen of Sheba, representing myself as discussed in a subsequent section). The Hebrew word for seven (the number of plagues) is pronounced 'sheba'. Uriah represents my soul-mate, Simon Peter. The meaning of the Hebrew name 'Uriah' is 'fire of God', which also indicates a plague. The parable suggests that God arranges for Peter to die in the first plague while I am 'married to' (following) Jesus and perhaps die in the second plague. David and Bathsheba's son Solomon may represent the spiritual wisdom that emerges from the 'marriage' between myself and Jesus. The end of the book of Revelation says that the plagues will happen to anyone who adds to the book, so they should happen to both of us. This may be to avoid hypocrisy – i.e. the person who identifies and justifies the plagues should also experience them. Therefore, one of us should die in the first plague (the predicted tsunami) and one of us should die in the second (the predicted asteroid impact), and we should be resurrected for the other five (these probably relate to the environmental changes after the predicted asteroid impact). It is quite possible that I could be killed before the time of the end. There are parables that suggest resurrections in 2014 (probably myself) and 2027 (probably Jesus; see "The Time of the End"). When turned into letters of the alphabet, the number 2027 gives 'BBG' (baby Jesus) and there are twelve years between this date and 2039. There are two women in the Bible who are healed after twelve years, namely a woman with a blood disorder (Mark 5:25) and a girl who had died at the age of twelve (Mark 5:42). They are both healed at about the same time in the Gospels. The twelve year old Jesus mentioned earlier in this chapter was also found "in [his] Father's house" (New Jerusalem) – Luke 2:49. In addition, the year 2027 is 2000 years since Jesus died, and would correspond to the idea that there is a resurrection at the start of the third day (i.e. after two full days, corresponding to 2000 years, since a day is like a thousand years to God and Jesus is God; Psalms 90:4).
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Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac This story in Genesis relates to the predictions made in the previous section. Abraham (who represents me) was told to sacrifice his son (who represents Simon Peter). However, at the last moment, Abraham was told that he did not have to sacrifice his son and a ram was sacrificed instead. 'A ram' sounds like Aram (Syria), which could refer to those who worship Paul (America). This happened after three days traveling (Genesis 22:4), which parallels the three days between the death of Jesus and his resurrection (representing 2000 years as discussed above). It is possible that this story is linked to the idea that Jesus went into the wilderness for forty days, just after being baptised by John the Baptist (Matthew 4:1). Baptism is a parable for death in the plagues, the forty days corresponds to 2007-2039 and the wilderness probably represents Africa. Therefore, it is possible that Peter could die and be reborn on the same day (25th December 2007). His rebirth would most likely be into Africa. However, it is possible that he could die in the plague but be resuscitated or revived rather than being reborn. Jesus was hungry for the forty days and nights, which is suggestive of the poverty in Africa, but also a lack of spiritual food. If Peter is born on Christmas Day 2007, then he will be 33 years old in 2039, the age of Jesus on his crucifixion. This suggests that Peter would also die in the second plague. The queen of Sheba In Matthew 12:42, Jesus says, "The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgement 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, a scriptural parable that represents learning from the teachings of Jesus (this is spiritual wisdom, represented by Solomon). 2 Samuel 20:1 describes a Benjaminite called Sheba son of Bichri (sounds like 'son of a bitch'). Paul was a Benjaminite and he is probably the 'bitch'. Where Jesus refers to people as 'dogs' he is 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 with myself, and provides further evidence for my future role (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"); both John the Baptist and St. Paul are thought to have been decapitated, and represent my present and future roles.

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

Cepheus is very close to Draco, a dragon:

The brightest star in the sky is Sirius, the Dog Star. Sirius means 'scorching' in Greek. It is in the constellation Canis Major, the Big Dog. 'Sirius' sounds like Syria (the 666th place in the Bible), the place where Paul was going when he received his vision. 'Dog' is the reverse spelling of 'God'. Therefore, both 'Sirius' and 'Dog' represent Satan, and the 'scorching' refers to hell. Stars refer to angels, and it is interesting to note that Satan is the brightest star other than the sun (the word 'sun' sounds like 'Son' and represents Jesus).
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Idols on Mars God may have put faces on Mars to tell the people at NASA that they are guilty of idolatry – they create and fly expensive spacecraft while there are 2.5 billion people in poverty.

Moon god 'Sin' Sin, the moon god, was one of many gods worshipped by the Babylonians. This god reigned over Ur, the city of Abraham. 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. Further support for the moon as a representation of sin comes from Georg von Purbach, who is credited with introducing sines into trigonometry (abbreviated 'sin'). He is also noted for producing a detailed table of lunar eclipses, and a crater on the moon is named after him. Other things associated with the moon include: Islam: the symbol of Islam is the moon and a star, and they use a lunar calendar. The Jewish, Indian and Chinese calendars are also lunar. However, the Gregorian calendar used by Christian countries is based on the sun, and the year 0AD is the approximate year of birth of Jesus (the Son, which sounds like 'sun'). Buddhism: many celebrations are on full moon days. Paul: the fourth day of creation is mentioned in "The Time of the End". The resurrection after three days, supporting the idea that the apostles saw Satan rather than Jesus: (a) The lunar calendar is used to calculate the date of Easter. (b) Easter is named after the Saxon moon goddess Eostre. The Moonies (a Christian cult founded by a man called Reverend Moon, who claims to be God). Madness has spiritual causes. Madness is traditionally associated with the moon; the word 'lunacy' is derived from the word 'lunar'. The first plague (full moon). The second plague (see the chapter entitled "Linguistic Markers").

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Myself, through parables such as the one about Rhiannon on the following page. There are many named regions and features on the moon, for example: Theophilus is a lunar crater, and is the name of the man to whom the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles are addressed. Atlas (a major source of pictorial parables) is a lunar crater and is also the name of one of Saturn's moons. The idea that this has negative associations could refer to a major parable that comes from the atlas; the whore of Babylon, who represents sin. Mare (plural, Maria) is a name used to denote the 'seas' on the moon. The word sounds like 'Mary'. One sea is called Mare Nectaris, which also includes the word nectar, a sugary liquid from flowers that bees use to make honey; this is an association with 666 as described earlier. Sinus is name that refers to lunar 'bays'. Palus (sounds like Paul) is a name for lunar 'swamps'. Catena (contains 'cat' – 666) is a name for lunar crater chains. Campbell is a lunar crater (a high profile British politician of this name is called Alastair). Aristarchus (a similar name to my own) is also a lunar crater, and a man of this name is referred to in Paul's letters. Many lunar craters are named after scientists, who are associated with conventional wisdom (666). Lunar craters are caused by asteroid impacts, paralleling the second predicted plague. The parables associated with named features of the moon are almost entirely linked to craters and regions that would contain water if it were present (bays, seas and swamps), suggesting strong links between sin (represented by the moon) and the water-based plagues of the time of the end. The planetary moons are usually named after characters from Greek mythology. One of Jupiter's moons is called Sinope. Sinope became the mother of Syrus, and a city was named after him. Syrus sounds like Syria, associated with Paul. Ancient symbols for gold and silver Ancient symbols for gold and silver are the sun and the moon. The gold represented by the sun (or Son) is probably Solomon's gold (666) mentioned in the chapter about Solomon and Revelation 3:18, which represents the teachings of Jesus. The silver represented by the moon (sin) is the money that is taken by the priesthood (this is represented by the betrayal of Jesus in exchange for silver).
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Goddess Rhiannon The name of my sister, and middle name of my soul mate (spiritual sister). Rhiannon was the Welsh Celtic Goddess of the moon who chose a prince called Pwyll (pronounced 'Paul') to be her husband. They had a baby who mysteriously vanished, and Rhiannon was blamed for its death. Rhiannon's punishment lasted for seven years until she discovered that her child was alive. Rhiannon's story seems to be a parable about my life rather than that of Simon Peter. Alastor Alastor ("avenger") is a god who the ancient Greeks called upon to gain vengeance over those who had wronged them. My name is pronounced in a similar way, implying that I am avenging the poor. Destruction of the temple In AD70 (shortly after the death of Jesus), the Romans invaded Israel and destroyed the temple for sacrifices (which has never been rebuilt), showing that Jesus is for everyone and that animal sacrifices are no longer necessary (see John 11:48). However, the Jewish religion continues to this day because Satan altered the tone of the Bible in later books to remove the need for animal sacrifices: 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. 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. This parable is supported by the extincion of the dinosaurs, which were wiped out by an asteroid impact (see the chapter entitled "The Time of the End"). Ragnarok 'Ragnarok' means the end of the world in Norse mythology. It contains the word 'rok', which sounds like 'rock', a parable about the asteroid that is predicted to impact with the Earth in 2039. 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. Adad Adad was the Mesopotamian god of storms. The word contains 'dad' (Father), implying that God has control over natural disasters. Similarly, an aoudad is a north African sheep; sheep are used by Jesus to
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represent his followers, and many of the people he teaches about are in Africa. Daddy longlegs This is a type of insect also known as a harvestman, linking daddy (the Father) with the harvest (the time of the end). 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). I suspect that an asteroid impact into the sea would put a lot of water into the atmosphere, making impressive rainbows. The first colour of the rainbow represents the first plague. It is red, which may link to the parable of Jacob and Esau described earlier. Similarly, the first plague in Exodus turned the Nile into red blood and the Egyptians were drowned in the Red Sea. These are more parables that predict the death of Simon Peter in the first plague. Salty sea The plagues that involve the sea are there to make us 'salty'. Salt is used to represent the ability to follow Jesus. 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. In Greek mythology, Deucalion, the son of Prometheus was warned that Zeus would flood the Earth. He built an Ark and went in with his wife Pyrrha. They survived the flood, and were able to repopulate the Earth by throwing stones over their heads, which became human. The linguistic marker 'lion' (666) links the flood story with wisdom. Raining cats and dogs This is an English phrase which is used to indicate a heavy downpour of rain. Cats and dogs are associated with 666 and Satan respectively. Rain refers to true teaching, so raining cats and dogs refers to true teaching about issues associated with 666 (wisdom; spiritual and conventional) and Satan. Hot blue flame Very hot flames are blue in colour. This is because the fires of hell take the form of water (tsunami etc.), which is blue. The fires of hell are particularly hot.

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Bern Switzerland is famous for its bank accounts; it is considered a safe place to bank because of confidentiality and the neutrality of the country (it does not take sides in wars). The capital city, Bern sounds like 'burn'. Global Warming Global warming is caused by greenhouse gas emissions that result from burning fuel in industrialised nations. The average global temperature has increased over a number of years. Heat represents hell, and the increasing temperature parallels the gradual approach of the time of the end. Hot parts of the world

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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. Probabilities This calculation is a very rough estimate of the probability that two numbers of the beast (616) have occurred by random chance in prominent places within Islam. There are 616 years between the birth of Jesus and the revelation that Muhammad received (6BC is the most widely accepted date for the birth of Jesus). Verse 61:6 in the Koran falsely quotes Jesus as saying that he will be followed by a prophet called Ahmed. These are very prominent instances of 616. If they are assumed to have occurred by random chance, what is the probability that they have both occurred? Say that Islam could have formed anywhere between 200AD and 1800AD. There are 6234 numbered verses in the Koran. The significant verse could have been either 61:6 or 6:16. Alternatively, if the religion had been founded 666 years after Jesus, the significant verse could have been 6:66 or 66:6. Therefore, the probability of occurrence is
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approximately: 2 x (1/1600) x (2/6234) = 0.0000004 or one in 2.5 million. 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 entitled "The Time of the End", there is a picture of an angel with a trumpet outlined by Antarctica, which is in the south. 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 difference 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. 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. Despite the creation of more freedom, the War of Independence did indeed pave the way for a more complete separation from God, and gave rise to the place represented by Babylonia in the Bible. I share my birthday with George Washington, the first President of the USA, who helped to win this war, perhaps linking with St. George (below). 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). British The word 'British' is Hebrew. It means 'the People of the Covenant' or in other words, 'the People of Israel'. 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.
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First World War If you take the number 1914 (start of World War 1) and separate it into 19, 9 and 14, and turn these into letters of the alphabet (A=1, B=2 etc.) you get SIN. The Second 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 scientific advancement; nuclear weapons were first invented and used to kill people in this war. Crimean War This war was between Russia and an alliance between France, Britain, The Kingdom of Sardinia and the Ottoman Empire. It started as a result of conflicting claims on the Holy Land (Israel) by the so-called Christian countries. The word 'Crimean' contains the word 'Crime'. Wedding anniversaries Wedding anniversaries are associated with particular items. The 6th anniversary is associated with sugar (discussed in the context of child labour in "Tracing Sin to Death") and the 60th is associated with diamond. The use of the number '6' implies negative connotations. Gemstones Each month is associated with a particular gemstone. April is associated with diamond. Diamond is associated with 666 because it is composed of carbon atoms that contain 6 protons, 6 neutrons and 6 electrons. April is associated with 666 because of the original prediction associated with April 1st, linked to foolishness. Foolishness is the opposite of 666, which represents wisdom; conventional wisdom is a mindset that is opposed to following Jesus. Seven sages of Greece There are seven wise men of ancient Greece famed for their wisdom, one of whom is Solon of Athens, whose name sounds like Solomon. He is associated with the phrase, "nothing in excess," which is in opposition to the demands of the two commandments of Jesus. The word 'sage' means wise man, but it is very similar to the word 'savage'. St. John of Damascus St. John of Damascus wrote orthodox literature such as "The Fount of Wisdom". 'Damascus', 'orthodox' and 'wisdom' relate to Paul, whereas 'John' relates to myself. This is a parable-based link between Paul and myself, described in more detail in the chapter "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?" John the Baptist and Herodias John was 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 I am giving similar advice in the chapter entitled "Relationships".
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Scilly Isles The largest of the Isles of Scilly is St. Mary's. 'Scilly' sounds like 'silly' and relates to the concept of foolishness verses wisdom. It implies that I am foolish, which is good because conventional wisdom is opposed to the teachings of Jesus. Queen Mary The first English female monarch was called Mary. This relates to Mary Magdalene (see "About the Author") – the first angel. Queen Mary had a phantom pregnancy, and was known as 'Bloody Mary' because a large number of protestant ministers were executed during her reign. Mary of Egypt Most days of the year are associated with a particular saint. The 1st of April is associated with Mary of Egypt, a parable relating to myself. Nursery Rhyme Mary had a little lamb His fleece was white as snow And everywhere that Mary went The lamb was sure to go. This nursery rhyme may relate to the concept of asking for spiritual food. I tend to find it wherever I look for it, so the lamb (Jesus and the Holy Spirit) goes where I go. 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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Catch-22 Catch-22 is a book written by Joseph Heller. It contains a military rule called 'Catch-22', the self-contradictory 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
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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 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 and the number '22' has significance as described elsewhere. When I started to follow 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 drawing people's attention to the teachings of Jesus if no one knew why they were happening). It shows that everything is organised simultaneously over time by God. Selah Selah is a place name in the Bible, meaning 'the rock' and sometimes referred to as 'the rock' in the text. It is also a term used in several Psalms, possibly meaning 'stop and listen'. Jesus and Peter are referred to as a stone (e.g. Matthew 21:42) and a rock (Cephas) respectively, so perhaps we should stop and listen to the teachings of Jesus and parables from the Holy Spirit. Prayer is speaking rather than listening. One reason I think that prayer is ineffective is the implicit selfishness (asking God to fulfill our will) rather than listening to what God says and doing it. Alpha and Omega Jesus says that he is alpha and omega, the beginning and the ending (Revelation 22:13). 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. Jesus talks about people being the least and greatest in the context of serving people. The lowercase alpha suggests that Jesus is the least person, and therefore the greatest servant (see "Rules are There to be Broken").

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Lambda Light is used as a parable for the teachings of Jesus. A property of light is its wavelength. Wavelength is represented by the Greek letter lambda, containing the word 'lamb', an animal sometimes used to represent Jesus. Lambda is also the symbol for homosexuality, a traditional outcast group.
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Arabic alphabet Arabic is the main language associated with Islam. The Arabic alphabet includes the following characters:

‫س‬ Sin ‫ش‬ Sad ‫ص‬ Dad ‫ض‬
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like listening to music. Parables in support of popular music include The Spice Girls Hit Single '2 become 1', which was number one in the UK charts on Christmas Day 1996. This is 2000 years since a popular predicted date of the birth of Jesus (4BC). Slash (Saul Hudson) was a guitar player for the rock band Gun's n' Roses; there are three links to God/Satan, namely Saul (Paul), Hudson (the whore of Babylon) and Rock (Peter). The first song/record produced by this band was called 'Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide', which is one way to describe what following Jesus is like (the amount of self sacrifice demanded by Jesus is similar to suicide, for example, "give up what you have, sell your possessions and give the money to the poor"). The Beatles' names were John, Paul, George and Starr, all of which relate in some way to God (St. Paul, John the Baptist, St. George and the sun). Their songs include 'All you need is love', 'I'll follow the Sun' and the psychedelic 'Luci[fer] in the sky with diamonds'. Dr. Who Dr. Who is a popular science fiction television series. The Doctor is a Time Lord (he can travel to anywhere in space time). He engages in selfsacrificial service to others, and can be reborn. The Doctor comes from Gallifrey, which sounds similar to Galilee. He also has two hearts, a parable about the "two becoming one" mentioned earlier in this chapter. Easter Island The inhabitants of Easter Island were religious and built many stone statues. Their enthusiasm fueled the need for the deforestation of the island. This caused an ecological disaster that led to starvation, and the entire population was wiped out. There is a parable-based warning for the present time, since Easter is associated with the resurrection of Jesus. If farmers sold their fields, gave the money to the poor and stopped farming, the population would starve. In fact, we probably need more food production to help alleviate poverty. Taoism/Daoism

The symbol for Taoism is a letter 'S' as in Satan; the mirror image of this symbol is also used. Taoism is a peaceful religion which focuses on effortlessness, harmony and simplicity and there are positive aspects to this religion. However, the focus is on finding the Tao rather than helping the poor, and this is an abstract concept that is undefined in the text. Translating the Tao Te Ching has been difficult, and has resulted in a variety of interpretations of the original Chinese. Like Confucianism, Taoism promotes governmental control. The text is poetic and pleasant to read, and is considered to be 'deep', meaning that it contains randomly linked concepts and paradoxes such as, "There are times....when a square seems to have
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corners." (chapter 41, Rosenthal's Translation). The brain has a need to make sense of its environment, so religious texts that contain statements that make no sense cause the brain major problems. One reason why religious texts like these are claimed to be enlightened is because no one fully understands them; the text includes random linking and statements that have no real meaning, and a central concept (Tao) that is undefined. Making random statements in everyday conversation is also a technique in psychological bullying because it serves to confuse the victim (people spend a long time trying to attach significance to a random phrase). Most religious texts use this technique to some extent. This contrasts with the parables of Jesus, which really do have genuine meaning attached to them, and this meaning can be shown to be consistent.

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 an opposing point of view, so that we choose the correct path by true standards rather than just relying on parables to tell us what to do. Many contradictory parables relate to Solomon, 666 and wisdom, because 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. For example, Solomon built a temple that represents New Jerusalem. This is an example of where Solomon is used to represent spiritual wisdom rather than the mindset of common sense that is in opposition to following Jesus. Contradictory linguistic markers A contradictory parable is the use of the word Psalter, the instrument associated with Psalms and an alternative name for them. It contains the word 'salt' implying that Psalms represent true teaching, when their counterparts (hymns) are actually used as an alternative to following Jesus. The book of Psalms does contain parables (which makes it 'salty'), but the word 'salt' is still unexpected and emphasizes the need for caution when using linguistic markers. There are many parables that are associated with hymns; where there is a large amount of evidence to make a certain point, individual contradictions like this can be discounted as random. Comparisons between a random effect and genuine parables are described in the chapters entitled "Pictorial Parables" and "Linguistic Markers", and the chapters that look for parables in Hebrew and Greek words. Other contradictions include Saturnalia (the festival of Saturn, conducted near Christmas), which involved a positive aspect of a reversal of roles for masters and slaves (masters would wait on their slaves). The Trill theory discussed later in this chapter has a number of parables in favour of it, but Trill contains the word 'ill' and the real meaning of the word is associated with music, a criticism of the Christian religion.
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Eve and the Tree of Knowledge One contradictory parable comes from Eve taking 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), and this could be the meaning behind the contradictory parable. 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 this type of scenario, where people do not follow Jesus.

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 the 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.

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environment where these 100 billion people can live peacefully. In addition, if the plagues did not happen, all six billion people who are presently alive would die anyway because no one would follow Jesus; this unnecessary death would continue in future generations. Since we are all going to die anyway, then we might as well give rise to heaven and eternal life in doing so. More generally, this is probably why bad things (natural disasters and so on) are allowed to happen, because there is an indifference to death where death is inevitable. In general, people who are oppressed die sooner and go to heaven faster, whereas the rich tend to stay in hell for longer. 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.

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The graph shows the change in the total energy stored by the coal and the gas during this process. At the start, the coal has a lot of energy in it, but it cannot burn until heat is applied to it. This heat is the activation energy; coal ignites at about 500 degrees Celcius, but below this temperature it will not burn. When the coal starts to burn, it stays above this temperature, and can continue to burn. The gas released while the coal is burning has much less energy stored in it than coal, 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 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 this book). 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. In addition, Jesus describes the destruction of the Temple in Mark 13:1-2. A honeymoon is a traditional holiday that two people go on after getting married. In the context of following Jesus, the 'marriage' probably coincides with the first predicted plague (a parable for people starting to follow him). The honeymoon therefore refers to the things that happen after this time, and contains two linguistic markers; honey (666/wisdom) and moon (sin).

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Perhaps these contradictions 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 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. Decisions should be based upon what people are prepared to do; if many people do not follow Jesus (parables suggest that this will be the case) then the plagues are certainty and New Jerusalem is essential. The parable of the 1800 years discussed in "The Time of The End" stretches all the way to 2039, and represents the time during which Paul has influence. The story of Elijah also suggests that Paul continues to have influence until the time of the end, because Elijah spends 40 days (20072039) escaping from Jezebel, who represents Pauline theology as discussed in the chapter about Elijah. Further evidence comes from the story of David and Goliath described in the chapter about St. Paul. Goliath represents Pauline theology and challenged the Israelites for forty days before David killed him. There is another argument – if we simply refuse to build New Jerusalem, then God may not be able to justify the plagues, since 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 a Catch-22 situation which demands that New Jerusalem should be built. Parables suggest that it will be damaged during the plagues, but Joel 2:32 says that there will be survivors. Jesus rebukes James and John In Luke 9:55, Jesus rebukes James and John for wanting to call fire from heaven to destroy a village that rejected his teachings. 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, or that regions of the world that follow Jesus could be less affected by them.

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 who would be born from the Prophet's seed to a virgin mother. This person is
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predicted to 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." This is a clear prophecy about 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 or myself. More predictions about the coming of Jesus Zechariah chapter 11 predicts that he is betrayed for 30 pieces of silver. Chapter 9 predicts him coming on a donkey. Psalm 22 This Psalm prophesies how Jesus would be taken to the cross and crucified. It begins with his last words "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" It talks about how he was mocked and how "they have pierced my hands and feet", mentions that he would be "poured out like water" (a spear was thrust into his side and blood and water came out) and predicts that "they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots" which did indeed happen. The number 22 has relevance as discussed elsewhere. This psalm links to the symbol of Saturn described earlier in this chapter.

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. The desire to kill may not be present in the latter case, but the result is still the same. Judge by true standards True standards are the essence of the Gospel message. We can apply them to many situations in every day life. We can also use them to form strategies to tackle poverty and other issues. They are summarised by the two commandments of Jesus and demand that we break any law or social convention if our actions will serve to reduce suffering in the long term. The onus is on us to judge the right things to do rather than relying too much on the Bible (Luke 12:57). 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 his spiritual food). In other words, there has been an absence of true teaching.

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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 happening, and he was angry and banished Santa from the world forever. He looked at all the Christmas days that had gone by when Santa had missed out those children in Africa and He was very sad. He thought carefully about how he could make it up to them. "I know!" He said, "At Christmas I will tell people to give presents to people in Africa to help them to make up for this very bad thing that Santa has done." And so it was. Paying tax Matthew 17:25-26: "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 Traditionally, idolatry is where people pray or sacrifice to foreign gods. It could be described as any belief system that results in the suffering of others through action or inaction, or any ideology that is accepted by people that is in opposition to the teachings of Jesus. Alternative phrases to describe idolatry would be 'ceasing to follow Jesus' or 'not following Jesus'. 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. We might as well do whatever we want during these two hours, providing that it doesn't actively harm anyone. For someone committed to following Jesus, idolatry could 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.
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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 selfish 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!" 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 because of it. People choose to follow Paul's teaching because it is easier than following the teachings of Jesus. Paul's satanic teachings play on human nature, which is to be selfish. More about selfishness If we want to be selfish and we love our neighbour as ourselves, this implies that we should be prepared to allow others to be selfish at our expense. The ideal society might consist of a mixture of selflessness and selfishness rather than everyone being selfless all the time. Imagine if two people were starving, but they were both followers of Jesus and both selfless. They had one ration of food which could save the life of only one of them, but sharing it would not work because there would not be enough. What would happen? If both were selfless, then neither would eat the food because that would be selfish, yet this would result in both people dying when one of them could survive. If both people were selfish, then they would fight for the food, and one of them would win and survive. So in this case, selfishness appears to be the better option. However, there should be a way to solve the problem while still remaining selfless. One way would be to flip a coin (this is neither selfish or selfless; it relies on random chance). Another would be to arrange some kind of contest similar to a selfish fight, but the winner would be the one who does not eat the food (a selfless objective). Potentially, this type of problem could be encountered often. For example, a social convention in our society is to
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allow another person to go through a door before us; this is considered to be a very minor selfless act. If two people wanted to get through a door, but both acted selflessly, then neither would be able go through. It could even be considered selfless to go through the door first and prevent this problem; paradoxically, this implies that it could be selfless to be selfish in certain situations. Selfish genes The selfishness of people stems from the selfishness of genes. The instructions about how to create all living things are encoded into a series of genes that are present in almost all the microscopic cells from which living things are built. Different individuals contain slightly different genes, which makes them unique. Genes can change over time, and those that provide instructions for useful features (like good eyesight, fast running and so on) are selected for by evolution, because they convey a survival advantage over other individuals. For example, a gene that contains instructions about how to make stronger leg muscles would allow a rabbit to escape from a predator more easily. This rabbit is more likely to survive and produce offspring, and these offspring may contain copies of the beneficial gene. Offspring that inherit this gene would be able to escape from predators more easily, and the gene would spread throughout the rabbit population. Evolution is where a species changes over time due to genetic adaptations to the environment, and can result in the formation of new species. This is where two groups of individuals from the same species have become so different that their genes are no longer compatible, and cross-breeding between members of the two groups does not produce fertile offspring. Although genes do not think, they adopt selfish characteristics. Genes compete with each other to spread through a population, because a gene that conveys an advantage to an individual will help them to survive and reproduce. The human population will have many genes that give rise to selfishness, particularly for aspects of life that involve survival and reproduction (passing on genes to the next generation). The genes that create the best selfish characteristics are passed on more successfully, which allows them to propagate through a population. Selfishness does not lead to satisfying relationships, but since genes do not have relationships, they don't care. When a person is past the child-bearing age, genes are indifferent to an individual growing old and dying, because genes are immortal (they survive in people's children after the parents have died). In order to become immortal ourselves, we need to act independently of the selfishness of our genes. Imagenes Ideas and religions adopt a similar 'reproductive strategy' to selfish genes. For example, religions compete with each other for followers and pieces of music compete for listeners. The word 'imagine' contains a linguistic marker that sounds like 'gene', so these ideas could be described as 'imagenes'. As described in "Cool Stuff", God would like us to pass on our imagenes to the next generation (a new Universe).

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The ideas in this book evolve continuously; selection pressure comes from judgement by true standards, and the imagination creates new ideas to compete with existing ones. There are many systems in place in our society that allow for evolution of ideas. One is peer-reviewed science. This is where one research group formulates and tests an idea, which is then written down as a research paper. This is submitted for publication and is reviewed by other scientists before being accepted and published in a scientific journal. Other forums that allow ideas to evolve include discussion groups and 'think tanks' (brainstorming sessions). For complete freedom of evolution of ideas in a book like this one, there should a system established that allows new editions to be released involving many contributors. One way of doing this is to have a database for parables that anyone can submit to (e.g. www.parabledatabase.com). Our Universe appears to be the product of a refined series of ideas that have been combined with very advanced technology. There are more parables that support the concept of imagenes: Genesis; the creation story refers to imagenes that create an ideal society. Genius; this implies a high level of intelligence and a lot of imagination. Gene Roddenberry; the creator of Star Trek, a popular television series. An idea from Star Trek is used later in this chapter. Parents Parenthood in biological terms is the process by which people pass on their genetic information to the next generation, and children are brought up with the object of passing on this genetic information to another generation. As a result, parents act in the selfish interests of their children and may try to stop them from following Jesus. From my own experience, fatherhood involves training one's male children to be slaves to society so they are seen as better protectors of women. Motherhood involves no honesty when discussing relationship issues, and male children are conditioned from an early age to expect marriage. This means that male children become enslaved into marriage, thus ensuring the continuation of the genetic blood-line of the parents. Following Jesus is a very effective means of revealing one's relationships with one's parents to be completely selfish from the perspective of their genes. What would selfless parenting be like? It might consist of bringing up children to be selfless, making sure they get lots of sex when the hormones start (and making sure they know all about it), not expecting anything back from them and being able to let go of them if necessary; I have observed many instances where children visit parents because they feel it is expected of them, not because they want to. Freedom Jesus says that the truth will set us free (John 8:32). Freedom is a state of being where a person can do whatever they want, whenever they want to.
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Following Jesus does not give this type of freedom. As selfish beings, we would use our freedom to act selfishly all the time and everyone else would have to serve us. The type of freedom that following Jesus gives is the ready availability of resources to satisfy any desires that we may have, providing that our actions do not harm others. We, in turn, are available to satisfy the needs of others (love your neighbour as yourself). In our society, a follower of Jesus has very little freedom, because true standards dictate that our activities should be directed towards alleviating poverty. 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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According to Paul's definition of love, I am "nothing". I am not capable of feeling the emotion of love towards anyone. This is probably because my psychology is female (see "About The Author"). I believe that the emotion 'love' is gender-specific, only felt by men; an emotional dependence on women and a need to be loved. What women mean by romantic love is quite different, something more like 'I feel protected by you'. From an evolutionary standpoint, the survival strategy of women is to have a male servant that hunts food for her and defends her from predators and other tribes. An emotional attachment would (a) inhibit the selection of the fittest male and (b) interfere with the maintenance of his service to her. There is a lot of evidence that men love women, including gifts of engagement rings, chocolates, flowers, love poetry, and even being willing to die for them. By contrast, women do not usually do any of these things for men.

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There is nothing wrong with men serving women (it is demanded by "love your neighbour as yourself"). However, it must be completely voluntary and not maintained by the various psychological, sexual and social techniques that amount to psychological abuse. Wife-beating is common despite the fact that most 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. Speaking from personal experience, 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 should 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 didn't seem 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. It would seem like 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 to reduce the levels of unnecessary consumerism. 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 with all your strength, heart, mind, body and soul. Love your neighbour as yourself. As described earlier, 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. Traditionally, it is labelled as a sin, but it 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
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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 "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 ways 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 in the preceding sections. 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 is the length of time between the death and resurrection of Jesus. When people are resurrected into the New Age, any sins that they have committed should be forgiven.

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Turning the other cheek This is the approach advocated by Jesus when sinned against. In violent conflict, this is an alternative to retaliation by force and has been advocated by Gandhi; he called it 'Satyagraha'. The word contains a linguistic marker that has negative connotations, so this issue should be thought about carefully by true standards. Gandhi created many rules for Satyagraha. Essentially, it advocates martyrdom. For example, Gandhi applied his rules to the Jews suffering in Nazi Germany: "If I were a Jew and were born in Germany and earned my livelihood there, I would claim Germany as my home even as the tallest gentile German may, and challenge him to shoot me or cast me in the dungeon; I would refuse to be expelled or to submit to discriminating treatment . And for doing this, I should not wait for the fellow Jews to join me in civil resistance but would have confidence that in the end the rest are bound to follow my example. If one Jew or all the Jews were to accept the prescription here offered, he or they cannot be worse off than now. And suffering voluntarily undergone will bring them an inner strength and joy which no number of resolutions of sympathy passed in the world outside Germany can. Indeed, even if Britain, France and America were to declare hostilities against Germany, they can bring no inner joy, no inner strength. The calculated violence of Hitler may even result in a general massacre of the Jews by way of his first answer to the declaration of such hostilities. But if the Jewish mind could be prepared for voluntary suffering, even the massacre I have imagined could be turned into a day of thanksgiving and joy that Jehovah had wrought deliverance of the race even at the hands of the tyrant. For to the god fearing, death has no terror. It is a joyful sleep to be followed by a waking that would be all the more refreshing for the long sleep." The main question is, would his strategy have worked in Nazi Germany, or would this have just annoyed the Nazis and provoked worse atrocities, as Gandhi himself suggests? The way that we dealt with the rising Nazi dictatorship was by fighting against it. We won, and a consequence of the resulting freedom is that a book such as this one can be written. I am very reluctant to advocate Gandhi-style martyrdom, principally because I live in the real world and I am not convinced by the effectiveness of such a technique in armed conflicts like the Second World War. I also question martyrdom as a source of "inner joy", and I suggest that one has to be a masochist to enjoy a situation such as this. I believe that 'turning the other cheek' is similar to what Gandhi describes, but should be a response to sins against individuals rather than sins against large groups of people. War True freedom means that people should be free to sin, and this freedom should be defended. However, where people use their freedom to sin and cause suffering, then the onus should be on defending those who are oppressed. Jesus instructs us not to defend ourselves when attacked, but
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the second commandment ("love your neighbour as yourself") demands the defense of others. 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 necessarily 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 (which should not arise in the New Age) 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. At the present time, political leaders decide when a country should go to war, and other people have to fight in it. 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 would 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 would be 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 have nuclear weapons. It turned out that no such weapons were found in Iraq.
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3. The unofficial reason for going to war was economic (oil). There are many countries in the world with dictatorships, but there is no economic motivation to free their people. 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 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. 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 (the word sounds like 'evil you shun'). Given that humans have evolved out of animals, we can assume that animals are very similar to ourselves. The 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) and (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
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insect species that form colonies such as ants, wasps, bees and termites. They only do this because individuals in a colony are all siblings and one parent (the queen). 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. Jainism is a similar religion to Buddhism, and it places great emphasis on not causing animal suffering. Followers of this religion are vegetarian. Strict followers of this religion only eat during sunlight hours, which may have parable-based significance (the sun represents Jesus). Jesus says that we are "worth many sparrows"; loving our human neighbours as ourselves is therefore the priority. Small talk Small talk or 'polite conversation' is a social technique used primarily by wealthy people that involves talking about things of little importance. For example: Detailed conversations about the weather. The holidays that people have been on, or are planning to go on. The virtues of a particular type of wine, sausage, computer, car etc. In an average dinner party, a person is in a room filled with people making polite conversation, but might as well be isolated in a room by themselves because no real connections are made, and the process is contrived and artificial. The need to make polite conversation can be so strong that it encourages people to make sure that they have things to talk about. This means that they go on more holidays, and buy more cars, and so on. The need for wealthy people to fill an uncomfortable silence is probably a subtle but significant drive behind unnecessary consumerism, but still fails to lead to genuine relationships with other people. A New Age tradition? I'm going to break the rules about traditions by suggesting one that would be useful to remind people about how easy it is to believe false theology; in addition I think it would be quite fun to do. I suggest that people make up their own theologies and tell them to people for the sake of learning and amusement. 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
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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. We probably start in hell so that we rebel into heaven rather than the other way around, since rebellion is part of human nature (it allows us to test the limits of our environment). The nature of the Holy Spirit Giving people privacy is a form of loving your neighbour as yourself. Therefore, it is likely that the Holy Spirit is artificial intelligence. It will have been created by people similar to ourselves, but it is unlikely that they are invasive of our personal lives. Cases where serving could cause misery This is a list of possible instances where serving others may not be loving your neighbour as yourself: Unnecessary serving: as an independent person, I sometimes find it tedious when people do things that I can easily do myself. Invasive serving: things that invades a person's personal life should be avoided. Serving to exert control over others should be avoided. False friendliness with the pretense of 'happy to serve you' should be avoided. 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 can also be useful to tell people if they do things that are annoying to yourself or to others, providing that it is phrased as constructive criticism that does not impact on the freedom of choice of that person. Hippocratic Oath Hippocrates is known as the Father of Medicine, and doctors are required to take the Hippocratic oath to do no harm. The word sounds like 'hypocrisy'; doctors often do harm their patients (for example, surgery and
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drug treatment for illnesses with spiritual causes). The alternative is spiritual healing of the type that Jesus performed. There is no sin in taking medicine or pharmaceuticals, 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. In addition, drugs often have harmful side effects. Where illnesses have spiritual causes, Satan can promote drug treatment by giving the appearance of a cure. 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 most diseases or physical injury 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). Therefore, people should be prepared to follow Jesus if they want to be healed in his name. Holistic medicine is an alternative to drug therapy that uses traditional herbal remedies, and contains a linguistic marker in favour of an alternative approach. Hypnosis Hypnosis was originally practiced by Asian and North American cultures as part of Shaman and occult religions. In modern times, this practice has been adapted by Western culture and is used for the purposes of therapy and entertainment. It is an unusual spiritual interaction that has been used to benefit people, and resembles spiritual healing. People have been hypnotised to feel no pain during surgery, and the technique is used to treat phobias and addiction. However, when in a hypnotised state, people behave in a way that suggests that they are possessed. The person who is performing the hypnosis can give instructions (such as telling the person to lower or raise their arm) and the hypnotised person responds. People can be hypnotised to be deaf, blind, hallucinate, lose intelligence, lose the ability to see a colour and pretend to be a chicken, perhaps reflecting the extent of spiritual involvement in some illnesses and disabilities. Hypnosis appears to be a Satanic interaction that was originally used to support false theologies. The technique is well documented and it would be difficult for Satan to avoid making the positive effects available to people who do not practice these religions. The Soul There are reports of people being able to survive major brain injury. For example, Phineas Gage was a railway construction worker who experienced a severe brain injury when a tamping iron was propelled through his skull:
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He regained consciousness within a few minutes and was able to speak. He survived, although was reported to have a changed personality. Another example is where brains continue to function after the connections between the left and right hemispheres are completely severed, leaving two independent halves of the brain (this surgery is occasionally used to treat epilepsy). I find it incredible that the brain can continue to function after injuries like this, and a possible explanation is that the part of us that thinks is not located in the brain. The film 'The Matrix' suggests an alternative possibility, where people are connected to a computer simulated environment. The leading female character is called Trinity, their ship is called the Nebuchadnezzar and the city is called Zion, but these are deliberately named because the film was marketed by emphasizing its quasi-religious nature. It won Saturn awards, and Saturn sounds like 'Satan', suggesting that this is not the correct theory; alternatively it may suggest that Satan is similar to the computer programs (Agents) in the Matrix that hunt free humans; they have the ability to take possession of people who are in the Matrix. 'Possession' implies that a soul is temporarily displaced and replaced with a Satanic spiritual identity; it is probably limited to instances where Satan maintains false religions and ideologies. One example is that of spiritual mediums, who claim to be able to contact the dead. A 'dead person' (Satan) can take possession of a spiritual medium and talk through them, thus maintaining the false belief that the dead exist as ghosts. Another possibility is suggested in Star Trek; the Trill are a fictional alien species that live in symbiosis with a shared consciousness. When the host dies, the Trill symbiont is transplanted into another host and retains the memories of previous hosts. The Trill are spotted like a leopard (the third beast that Daniel saw) and are noted for being unusually cold to the touch (coldness implies the opposite to hell). One episode of Star Trek is called 'Playing God', which focuses on the Trill and the birth of a new Universe. The Trill theory allows for the change in personality that Phineas Gage experienced when his brain was damaged, and for the other characterised functions of parts of the brain. However, the true nature of the soul is probably more complex than this, and it is possible that soul mates could share the same soul. The Christian Defense Here are some common arguments that are used to defend Pauline theology:

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"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. Homosexuals were an outcast group in Jewish society, but in the New Age it will probably be the norm, assuming that people retain their sexual preference when resurrected. Leviticus 20:14: And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you. Leviticus 20:18: And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people. Leviticus 20:27: A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 21:9: And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire. Creation of outcast groups: Leviticus 21:18-21: For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous, or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded, or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a
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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 a lot of work to help the poor." The church does some good work, but this is vastly outweighed by the fact it stops people from following Jesus by providing an alternative theology. It consumes resources and uses them to pay priests and upkeep expensive buildings, while the poor remain in poverty. Isaiah 55:2: "Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy?" The number of extremely poor people in Africa has doubled between 1981 and 2000. In any other profession, a failure of this magnitude would be inexcusable. The managers of any company that presided over a comparable disaster to the success of a business would be asked to resign. "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 that many Christians would argue that Muslims are following the correct religion. 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 the quotes
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below). 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 should 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 This is an expensive ceremony (£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, but it is a tradition started by John the Baptist, not Jesus. It is an unnecessary tradition and false teaching. Sin bears no similarity to dirt on the skin and cannot be washed away; sin is the suffering that can result from our action or inaction. Church baptisms do not make the poor any less poor, nor do they make the oppressed any less oppressed, and they have nothing to do with following Jesus. Jesus referred to his baptism as being his death (Mark 10:38 and Luke 12:50); death is the ultimate result of sin, so if we have died then our sin is forgiven because the results of our own actions are inflicted upon us. However, a person's death may be caused by their own sin or that of someone else. The 'baptisms' of John the Baptist (whose actions are a parable about my own) refers to death in the plagues. Bibles for Children Luke 2:40: "The child grew and became strong; he was full of wisdom and God's blessings were upon him." The Bible is a hard read for adults, never mind children. Much of the Bible is irrelevant for children. They have no need for four Gospels. 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
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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, giving the 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 and its consequences. 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 Christian religion. 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. 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. Christianity was spread by apostles such as Paul. Christians were persecuted at first, but early in the fourth century, the Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, probably to control its citizens through Pauline theology. Ornate Christian buildings stem from this period. Catholicism was firmly established, with its base in Rome. In the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries, several wars (the Crusades) were fought to recover the Holy Land (Israel) from Muslims. In addition, there was a split between Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy in the 11th century. In the 16th century, there were Protestant rebellions against Catholicism, leading to the denominations that we have today. Infallibility In the past the Pope has claimed infallibility. The Word of God (including the letters of St. Paul) is also claimed to be infallible. However, this book is not infallible because I am not infallible. 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 (RV) of the Bible. Modern translations are generally similar to the Revised Version. I use information from the Revised Version in the name lists.
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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. 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. One full and one partial copy has been discovered. 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 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." The first beast that Daniel saw was a lion, which was given a human mind. This lion is identified with wisdom for the reasons described in the chapter about Solomon. The first lion in verse 7 of the Gospel of Thomas probably represents spiritual wisdom. The human eating it probably refers to people eating the spiritual food of Jesus. The second lion probably represents conventional wisdom and common sense. This incorporates the ideology of 'getting on' in society and making wealth. People who attend churches have this mindset (they are probably represented by the second lion) and they eat a human (Holy Communion, the 'body' and 'blood' of Jesus). These lions still "become human" after 3000AD. The foul human is probably the false portrayal of Jesus as an idol of forgiveness, which the Church worships. 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
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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 verse is probably a parable instructing us to 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 one reason why any teachings on freedom of sexuality were not recorded (because anyone spreading such teaching would be killed). Thomas says that the revelation of an undisclosed teaching of Jesus would lead to something resembling the events of the time of the end. Verse 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. Fasting and praying do not involve following Jesus as discussed earlier in this chapter. Charities do help the poor. However, regular donation to charity should not be seen as an alternative to following Jesus. Charitable giving means that a relatively small amount of resources are used to help the poor, especially where most of the money is used to pay the wages of charity workers. Verse 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. This verse is in support of the section entitled 'War' earlier in this chapter. 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." Verse 19 "There are five trees in Paradise for you."

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The end of our age is the beginning of the New Age. The five trees in paradise may refer to the four Gospels in the New Testament plus the Gospel of Thomas. The same may also be referred to by the five loaves when Jesus fed the 5000; the two fish may refer to myself (i.e. this book) plus the person referred to in John 5:36 (probably Peter), which indicates that there will be a greater testimony than this book (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"). 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 28 But meanwhile they are drunk. When they shake off their wine, then they will change their ways." This is the wine of false teaching (Pauline theology).

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Verse 30 Jesus said, "Where there are three deities, they are divine. Where there are two or one, I am with that one." This verse (and the existence of this book) disagrees with the idea in 2 Peter 1:20, "Above all else, however, remember that no one can explain by himself or herself a prophecy in the Scriptures." The Gospel of Thomas also labours the point that there is one person who discovers how to follow Jesus. 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. Verse 46 Whoever among you becomes a child will recognize the [Father's] kingdom and will become greater than John. John represents myself. John represents myself. 'Greatness' is discussed in "Rules are There to be Broken". Verse 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." This probably relates to me having come from the time of Jesus. However, it is also possible that it means that I have originally come from heaven in another Universe. 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
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completed by 1666 and the word '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." This is a good example of judging by true standards. Verse 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." This verse refers to a follower of Jesus who ceases to follow him. For example, Simon Peter has been resurrected into modern society and is unable to see. 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." 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 (see "How God and Satan Communicate"). Verse 82 Jesus said, "Whoever is near me is near the fire, and whoever is far from me is far from the [Father's] kingdom." This reflects my experience of following Jesus; the fire refers to the seven plagues. Verse 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!" This quote may be directed at people in the New Age who look back at their own lives in our present Age. Verse 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
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tasted] death." This is in support of the idea that Simon Peter dies in the first plague. Verse 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." This verse quotes Jesus using the word 'dog' to describe priests. As discussed earlier, dog is the reverse spelling of God, and there are many instances where the word dog is connected with the Church. Verse 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." This is a warning that followers of Jesus will meet opposition to the building of New Jerusalem from the authorities. 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. Verse 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." This is in agreement with the parable-based images found on the map of the world. Verse 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." Mary Magdalene did indeed become male (see "About the Author"). 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.

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The following verse gives the only reason that I have found to explain why spiritual healing does not work reliably in our society. It implies that we need someone else who follows Jesus to heal us. Elsewhere, Jesus says that we need faith to be healed, which means that the person who is healed should also be following or intending to follow him. 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. Ezekiel 34:1-4 describes shepherds (priests) who can't heal the sick. This inability of the Church to do anything positive for sick people is a clear indication that there is something seriously wrong, since Jesus is described as healing people from sickness on numerous occasions. The Church does claim the ability to heal in some cases, but these will be due to Satan supporting a false ideology much like he does for Hindu healing and Chinese acupuncture. 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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Parables from Hebrew Words
Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet also represents a number, and the Hebrew counting system was based on adding up the numerical values of the letters. The letters and corresponding numbers are shown below: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 200 300 Aleph Bet Gimel Dalet He Vav Zayin Het Tet Yod Kaf Lamed Mem Nun Samekh Ayin Pe Tsadi Qof Resh Shin and and and and and

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Later, the values 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 were assigned to the following letters: 500 600 700 800 900 Kaf Sofit Mem Sofit Nun Sofit Pe Sofit Tsadi Sofit

Both types of numerical assignment were used to find words in the Biblia Hebraica (original Hebrew Bible) with values of 616, 666 and 1000. The Strong's Concordance Hebrew Bible dictionary was used to find the meanings of the identified words. Where words were hyphenated, they were considered to be part of the same word and the numerical values of all the letters were added up. The same was done for three randomly selected numbers between 500 and 1000 (573, 624 and 828) as a baseline for comparison to find out what significance should be placed on the conclusions that are drawn from the results for 616, 666 and 1000. In the results below, a chapter/verse reference is given for the first usage of each word in the Hebrew Bible. The results for the random numbers 573, 624 and 828 are shown first. Where the second numbering system is used (i.e. values of 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 are included in the summation), this is indicated by an asterisk (*). Where I have not been able to determine the meaning of a word, I have written "Unknown". The fourth column in each table is a very basic keyword recognition analysis to indicate whether I think this word could have parable-based significance based on what I have written previously. Commonly used terms are not expected to be linked to parables. I have given each word a 'Yes', 'No' or 'Maybe' and then determined if any of the terms link together or are repeated in different sections. Where I have identified new parable-based information, I have written 'New'. Words that add up to 573

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Maid-servant Son of Jonathan (the son of Saul) Sins Wonders To slice; break open or pierce Moral evil Desire Vilification; reproach, reviling Fast Nebuchadrezzar Son of Nethaniah Window Buy/sell Prophets To treat a person (well or badly)

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Broken heart Bones Moon Against Blessing Humble spirit Pure, morally innocent Ways Down The future; posterity; latter end Stripes Covenant Clean/cleanse Dig Estate Purge out Against Shadrach Down Walk Went in Gentiles Father Brethren A day (from the word meaning 'to be hot') Clothes Sacrifice Bring Clothes Hand (used figuratively here to represent power) Brought Blood Warm Laws, statutes Speak To know Beloved Hands

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Words that add up to 828 Ge10:32 Ge19:13 Exo25:29 Lev4:24 Lev15:23 Lev17:7 Lev19:28 Num30:13 Josh2:14 Josh18:6 1Sm30:28 2Sm12:19 2Sm19:24 Families Destroy Cover Kill Sit Unknown Branded mark on the skin Oath The Lord Describe Siphmoth, a place in Palestine Whispered Mephibosheth (the son of Saul) Unknown Write Bow To hear intelligently Swear by oath Spots Brass Unknown Month Male Vineyards Cloud Speak Tear/rip Bachurim, a place in Palestine Stranger To have love/compassion/mercy Lebanon Upon Dibon Merchandise To serve To press/thrust Right hand No Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes No Maybe No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No Yes No No No

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The following table shows the percentages of terms that could have parable-based relevance: Word Number 573 624 828 Yes Relevant (%) 22 22 22 Maybe Relevant (%) 22 13 3 Not Relevant (%) 56 65 76 New (%) 0 0 0

The following list shows possible links between the terms: Two sons of Saul are identified. 'Buy/sell' and 'merchandise' both relate to 666/616. 'Laws/statutes' and 'rulers' relate to 666/616. 'Valley of the mountains', 'Nebuchadnezzar', 'the latter end' and 'moon' relate to the time of the end. From these random Hebrew words it can be seen that Biblical terms are common, occasionally the same meaning is found in two different sections (e.g. 'kill') and some terms could be considered to relate to 666 and 616 (e.g. 'buy/sell') and 1000 (e.g. 'latter end'). However, most terms do not relate to these numbers and do not link to each other to form coherent parables or give support to other parables. Words that add up to 666 Ge36:26 Ge38:14 Ithran (a person's name) To turn off; one meaning is to behead Say Cry out Bars Holy crown Tithe Cords/string All this law Sethur (son of Michael); derived from the word meaning 'hidden' To turn off; one meaning is to behead To turn off; one meaning is to behead To march
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Fork (also means three) Jerusalem That fell Woman with child Horsemen Jerimoth (a person's name) Three Devils Bull, bullock or ox Sell Tremble Advice, prudence A cover, secret, hiding place Cry A cover, secret, hiding place Bones On every side; to be able to put on Chain

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To parch (through drought) A high place (as a seat of idolatry) The end Flood/river Bells Gods Emim, an early Canaanitish (or Moabitish) tribe Sodom; the same word also means 'secret assembly' (Ge49:6) God Eat A day (from the word meaning 'to be hot') Religiously unclean Aloe wood (aromatic – used to make incense) Hand Hiding place Container Fastened A day (from the word meaning 'to be hot') An abode of God To bind together; join; serve The whole (all, any or every) To call aloud; voice To call aloud; voice Sleep Shoes Prophet

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Give milk Speak Refrain Money Overhanging; excess; small rope; excellent Wall Jethro, father-in-law to Moses To snatch away Tree To join To see Bowls Board, plank or deck of a ship The Law (literally "Torah") To ascend; offer Vengeance of the Lord People Moral Righteousness (also Strong Dictionary's 6666th term). To try; choose; join Fear Desolate place; sword (same spelling for two words) Sword Course, thoroughfare Burn Mitspeh (a place name meaning 'watch tower') Oppress Shoulders An opening, i.e. door or gate A pit hole To quiver (with any violent emotion) Keilah, a place in Palestine To see Kingdom Bones

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A decree Tekoa, a place in Palestine A day (from the word meaning 'to be hot'). Adam Hand A servant Separation; also liars (Isa44:25) and linen (Eze9:2); pronounced 'bad' Idol; offering A people (e.g. a tribe) To prop, lay, lean To turn about or over One To keep in; feed Bear (the animal) The sea Right hand To bind together; join; serve Servant Who [is] like unto thee To walk Love Intelligence or consciousness; knowledge, science, thought Unknown To pour out The back

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A cornet or curved horn Cremation; burning Child is known Gate and smitten To tie; join together Ten Loosed Terror; trembling To drum; play on the tambourine The end Son of Zohar Complete; coupled together; perfect; plain Son of Achbor Tooth Plate Shine; to shoot out or have horns; pronounced 'qaran' Peace offering Burst out in rage A number (can mean 'all') Eran (an Israelite) whose name is probably related to the Hebrew for 'watchful' River/flood Name (through the idea of definite and conspicuous position) A woman; adulteress To kill To jump for joy; rejoice Reaping Eighty/eightieth (fourscore) Firmness; faithfulness Loins Rezin, king of Syria Son of Azariah Repetition; a second (in order, rank, age, quality or location) Friend Wood/tree
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Scatter Holy temple Destroy Enemies Birds Make an end Covered/conceal/clothe Make/work Bareness; a bare hill or plain; high place A stumbling-block Tree Throw out Redeem Stones Navel

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The following table gives statistics on the terms that I think may be relevant. Although I have labelled some terms as 'No' or 'Maybe', some of these are included in the linking analysis (below). Furthermore, when other parables are discovered in the future, some of these terms may relate to them. Word number 666 666 (*) 666 (all) 616 616 (*) 616 (all) 1000 1000 (*) 1000 (all) Yes Relevant (%) 58 43 54 47 48 47 82 55 63 Maybe Relevant (%) 26 38 30 21 4 17 12 15 14 Not Relevant (%) 15 19 16 32 48 36 6 28 21 New (%) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2

It can be seen that all three numbers tested (666, 616 and 1000) outperformed the three random numbers (573, 624 and 828); more than twice as many parable-related terms were found for each one. There appears to be no significant difference between the two counting systems used (designated by an asterisk, *) so both are considered to be valid. Having found a significant number of parable-related terms, the task remains to determine their significance by linking them together. Those for 616 and 666 can be linked to anything related to spiritual wisdom (and by extension, all parables) or common sense. Words with similar meanings may have added significance if they are found in more than one list. Relevant Hebrew words that add up to 1000 are linked to the events around 2000AD and 3000AD.
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There is one element of new information linked to 1000: 'to shoot out or have horns' (associated with the Devil); pronounced 'qaran' (sounds like the Koran). This suggests that followers of any religion other than following Jesus are resurrected after 3000AD, not just followers of Paul. New Jerusalem There are many terms that relate to New Jerusalem. This may be because the city design is derived from spiritual wisdom (666). The number 1000 relates to the time that the city is built (around 2000AD) and perhaps damaged or destroyed in the plagues of the time of the end as discussed in "Parables and General Issues". Jerusalem (666 and 616). Shinar (the place where the tower of Babylon was built) (666). That fell (666) – the tower of Babylon fell. Scatter (666 and 1000) – the Old Testament god scattered the people who tried to build the tower. A high place (666 and 1000), to ascend (616) and range of mountains (616) – this is where New Jerusalem is built. To flee (616) may refer to Luke 21:21 where Jesus tells us to run to the mountains. An abode of God (666). Board, plank or deck of a ship (616) – the Ark (buildings of New Jerusalem). Kingdom (616) and vineyard (666). West side (616) – it is the West who are responsible for building it. Holy temple (1000) may refer to New Jerusalem or to Pauline theology (the Church). Tree (616 and 1000) is used by Jesus as a parable for the Kingdom of God. The time of the end There are many terms that relate to the time of the end: Woman with child (666) refers to me.

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Birth (616) and child is known (1000) represents the second coming of Jesus. Horsemen (666) – in Revelation chapter 6, four of the seven seals were broken by horsemen (a horse is outlined by one of the seven seas (the Mediterranean), as shown in "The Time of the End"). Bull, bullock or ox (666) – this was the sacrifice that Elijah prepared in the first book of Kings chapter 18, leading to "fire from heaven" paralleling one of the plagues. Tremble (666 and 1000) and quiver (666 and 616) describe an earthquake. To parch (through drought) (666) – the time leading up to the floods, representing a lack of spiritual teaching. Flood/river (666 and 1000) and the sea (616) relate to the waterbased plagues. The end (666 and 1000) and make an end (1000). Sodom (666) – a place destroyed by a plague. Vengeance of the Lord (616) – the plagues. To pour out (616) – e.g. Hosea 5:10, "I will pour out punishment on them like a flood." Burn (616), cremation/burning (1000) and glow warm (616) represent the fires of hell (the plagues). The moon (616) is related to the signs of the time of the end. Cry (666) and tooth (1000) may relate to "weeping and gnashing of teeth" which happens in hell (Matthew 8:11-12). Destroy (1000), kill (1000) and throw out (1000) (out of the vineyard – Matthew 21:41; throw away useless salt – Luke 14:35) may also relate to the time of the end. Reaping (1000) relates to the harvest, a parable about the time of the end (e.g. Matthew 13:30). Reaping also relates to death (e.g. the 'grim reaper'). Pauline theology and the resurrection There are many terms that relate to Pauline theology; many of these words add to 1000, indicating a relationship with 3000AD. Followers of Paul are predicted to be resurrected after this time.
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Tithe (666 and 616). All this law (666) and The Law (Torah) (616), commandments (1000), a decree (616) and ten (1000). The number ten implies the Ten Commandments. A bear (616) and bones (666 and 616) (the second beast, representing St. Paul and the bare bones of the Christian religion). Aloe wood (666) is aromatic and used to make incense. This is used in the Catholic Church. Moral righteousness; for example the false idea that one person is so much better than another because they only have sex within marriage. This is false teaching and it is interesting that it is also the 6666th term in Strong's Concordance. Jehozadak, the king taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar (616): Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylonia (USA), therefore Jehozadak may represent Jesus in this case. Zedekiah, the 6667th Strong number (after righteousness, above): a man called Zedekiah was made the king of the Jews by the king of Babylonia (2 Kings 24:17), representing Paul. Aridatha, one of Haman's ten sons (perhaps a representation of the Ten Commandments) – 616. One of Haman's sons is also found in the set of Greek words in the next chapter. Cymbals (616), play the tambourine (1000), cornet or curved horn (1000) and rejoice (616 and 1000) relate to church worship. Bells (666) are strongly associated with churches. Lie (616), liars (616) and deceiver (1000) refer to Paul/Satan. Devils (666), den of dragons (666), wicked (616), idol (616) and religiously unclean (666) also refer to Paul, Satan and the Church. Six (1000) and six years (1000) may relate to the year 6000 on the Jewish calendar (2239AD), since a day is like 1000 years to God. We are currently in the sixth 'day'. The Hebrew word for 'day' is also found in the lists (666 and 616). The emphasis on the number three (666, mentioned twice) may refer to the three denials. And all that is therein (1000) and "a number (can mean 'all')" (1000) relate to the idea that everyone is resurrected. The Hebrew word for 'souls' also adds up to 1000.

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A deep (616) pit hole (616) is where Satan is thrown in Revelation 20:3 for a thousand years, "And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season." 'Loosed' (1000) relates to Revelation 20:7, "And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison." A woman/adulteress (1000) relates to followers of Paul. Rezin, king of Syria (1000) refers to Paul (Syria is the 666th place name in the Bible and Paul was 'converted' on the road to Damascus in Syria). A second (in order, rank, age, quality or location) (1000) relates to the idea that there are two groups of people resurrected, one before 3000AD and one afterwards. Holy temple (1000) may refer to New Jerusalem or to Pauline theology (the Church). The phrases 'burst out in rage' (616) enemies (1000), peace offering (to the poor) (616), redeem (1000), friend (1000), and birds (1000) may relate to the gradual change in the beliefs of followers of Paul. Birds represent angels. Loins (1000) – the fruit of the loins are children, the method by which people are resurrected. 666 and 616 representing the consequences of 'common sense' and not following Jesus Sell (666), profit (666 and 616), paid work (666 and 616) and money (616). Advice/prudence (666) – common sense. Intelligence or consciousness; knowledge, science, thought (616). Sleep (666), a parable for death. Old (616) age (616) and death are consequences of not following Jesus. War: Battle axe (616) and sword (616). Oppression (616).

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666 and 616 representing spiritual wisdom See/behold (666 and 616). God (666). Prophet (666). Eat (666), feed (616) and give milk (616) refer to spiritual food. An opening, i.e. door or gate (616) refers to Revelation 3:8, "I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it." Holy crown (666) and exalted (666) – for example, the star constellation Cepheus is a king with a crown, and represents Cephas (Simon Peter). Love (616) and servant (616) – the two commandments of Jesus. References to Peter and I Aridatha, a son of Haman (616) parallels Michael daughter of Saul, the 616th name in the Bible. Both Saul and Haman represent the same man, Paul. The Greek name for another son of Haman also adds up to 616 as shown in the next chapter. The word for Adam also adds up to 616. Beheading (666) is what happened to John the Baptist and Paul, my present and future role. Other points String (666 and 616), chain (666) and rope (616) support string theory as the mechanism by which God communicates by arranging the Universe over time. Join (666 and 616 and 1000), 'complete/coupled together' (1000), whole (666), one (616) and fastened (666) relate to the idea of 'two becoming one'. Stumbling block (1000) and stone (1000) relate to Jesus, particularly at the time of the end. There are several words that mean watching and guarding that add up to 1000. Mizpeh (watch tower) is in the list of words that add up to 616. Watching and guarding may relate to verse 10 of the Gospel of Thomas, "Jesus said, 'I have cast fire upon the world, and look, I'm guarding it until it blazes.'" This quote is discussed in the context of one of the purposes of Satan in "About the Author".
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There are several words that relate to hiding (666 and 1000). Perhaps this relates to parables that are hidden, the "hidden manna" of Revelation 2:17. Words for shoulder add up to 616 and 1000. Other parts of the anatomy mentioned are the head (666), back (616), bones (666 and 616) and hands (666 and 616). The significance of this (if any) is not known, although a central bone between the shoulders that connects the head to the spine (back) is the atlas bone. There are many parables derived from an atlas, or map of the world. There are several words that relate to speaking (666 and 616) which may relate to praying and Pauline theology. Final percentages of used terms After searching for links between the terms, the final number that I used is slightly different from the initial thoughts I had while marking them with 'Yes', 'No' and 'Maybe'. The final percentages of used terms (not including shoulder, head, back and hands) are as follows: Word number 666 616 1000 Used (%) 88 71 82

Overall, 79% of the terms are used after linking them into parables. This vastly exceeds the number that can be used with the random data set where very few links are present. This demonstrates the validity of the data for 666, 616 and 1000 and the links made in support of parables that have already been elucidated.

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Parables from Greek Words
Each letter of the Greek alphabet also represents a number, and the Greek counting system was based on adding up the numerical values of the letters. The letters and corresponding numbers are shown below: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 100 200 300 400 500 600 Alpha Beta Gamma Delta Epsilon Terminal Sigma Zeta Eta Theta Iota Kappa Lambda Mu Nu Xi Omicron Pi Rho Sigma Tau Upsilon Phi Chi

α β γ δ ε ς ζ η θ ι κ λ µ ν ξ ο π ρ σ τ υ φ χ

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Some Greek letters are no longer used, so the numbers 90 and 900 do not have a corresponding letter. The numerical assignment was used to find words in the Septuagint (ancient Greek Old Testament, excluding the Apocrypha) and the ancient Greek Byzantine New Testament with values of 616, 666 and 1000. Various dictionaries including Strong's Concordance were used to find the meanings of the identified words. The same was done for three randomly selected numbers between 500 and 1000 (573, 624 and 828) as a baseline for comparison to find out what significance should be placed on the conclusions that are drawn from the results for 616, 666 and 1000. In the results below, a chapter/verse reference is given for the first usage of each word in the Bible. The results for the random numbers 573, 624 and 828 are shown first. Where I have not been able to determine the meaning of a word, I have written "Unknown". The fourth column in each table is a very basic keyword recognition analysis to indicate whether I think this word could have parable-based significance based on what I have written previously. Commonly used terms are not expected to be linked to parables. I have given each word a 'Yes', 'No' or 'Maybe' and then determined if any of the terms link together or are repeated in different sections. Words that add up to 573

γυµνοι ευλογειν υπεθηκαν προσαναβηναι δειλιασητε τηκοµενοι λογου κεφαλαις εζευγµενην επιπιπτη καταθλασαι

Ge2:25 Ge28:6 Exo17:12 Exo19:23 Deu1:21 Deu32:24 Deu32:47 1Sm29:4 2Sm20:8 Job33:15 Psa42:10

Naked

Maybe

To praise; celebrate with Yes praises To place under Go on/up To be timid or fearful Melt; destroy by melting Word, saying, account, speech, Word (Christ) The head; metaphor for chief Yoke, bind fast To fall upon, to rush or press upon Unknown, probably sword No No No Yes Yes No No No Maybe

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επικαλεσησθε αναβιβασατε δοξαζοντες ηφιεν τιµησει υπελαβεν ατενισας ηµαρτηκαµεν εσταθην βληθησεται

Prv1:28 Jer51:27 Lam1:8 Mark1:34 John12:26 Acts1:9 Acts3:4 1John1:10 Rev13:1 Rev18:21

To put a name upon; to surname To cause to go up or ascend Glorify, honour, have glory To send away Honour, value Suppose, answer, receive To fix the eyes on; gaze upon Sin

No No Maybe No Maybe No No Yes

To cause or make to No stand Cast, put, thrust, cast out, Yes scatter

Words that add up to 624

πλησατε εξαναστας δουλον µεταβαλοµενοι βασανιτιν επιγνους ηρετισα νηστειαν βακχα θυσει µηρους εζητησαµεν αργουν νηπιους τηρηση δρυµοι εβδελυγµενοι

Ge44:1 Exo21:19 Lev25:44 Josh8:21 Josh13:11 Ruth2:19 1Sm25:35 2Sm12:16 1Ki4:12 1Ki13:2 2Ki19:23 1Chr15:13 Ezra4:24 Psa119:130 Prv7:5 Isa10:18 Hos9:10

To fill, swell, burn To stand; bring to a standstill A slave Bashan (a place) To know accurately, know well To choose A fasting, fast To sacrifice, immolate Thigh To seek in order to find To be idle, inactive, to linger, delay An infant, little child To attend to carefully, take care of Thicket, copse Abominable

Yes No Maybe No Yes No Yes Yes No No No Maybe Maybe No No

To change one’s opinion No

Baana (the son of Ahilud) No

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τριηµεριαν καλουµενη παρακαθισασα απεδιδουν βασανισµον

Amos4:4 Luke1:36 Luke10:39 Acts4:33 Rev18:7

Unknown To call Sit To deliver; to sell Torment, torture

No No No Yes Maybe

Words that add up to 828

εξηρχεν οσφην εξηψεν εµπεπαιχας ηκω πορευοµενη ευλογειτε εξυρησεν επεβλεψα σκηπτρον επταπλασιονα σοφην στησον επορευοµην φρονιµην εχοµενην σφραγιδι στερησει χειµερινη ξυρησιν βεβηλουται ανακαµψει συµβολοις µαταιους σκεπασθητε

Exo15:21 Lev9:19 Num8:3 Num22:29 Num22:38 Jdgs4:9 Jdgs5:2 Jdgs16:19 1Sm9:16 1Sm10:20 2Sm12:6 2Sm14:2 2Sm24:18 1Ki2:8 1Ki3:12 1Ki9:26 1Ki21:8 Psa84:11 Prv27:15 Isa22:12 Isa48:11 Jer3:1 Hos4:12 Mic1:14 Zep2:3

Rule, begin Loins Ignite; make contact Mock; delude/deceive To have come, have arrived, be present To lead over, carry over, transfer Bless, praise To shear, shave Regard, look, have respect to Walking stick Unknown Wise, skilled To stand To lead over, carry over, transfer Intelligent, wise To have A seal

Maybe No Yes Yes Maybe No Yes No No No No Yes No No Yes No Yes

To deprive, bereave, rob Maybe of Unknown Baldness To profane, desecrate Return, turn again Unknown Vain; useless, of no purpose To cover/shelter
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No No Maybe Yes No No No

δεχεσθε διεφηµισαν µαθητου διαπερασαντος ασβεστον κατηγορειται ενεφανισας σεβαστον επλεονεκτησεν φεροµενην αρτιγεννητα εγευσασθε

Zec1:6 Mat9:31 Mat10:42 Mark5:21 Mark9:43 Acts22:30 Acts23:22 Acts25:25 2Co12:18 1Pe1:13 1Pe2:2 1Pe2:3

To take up, receive Spread abroad (one’s) fame Disciple

No Maybe Yes

Pass over, go over, pass, Maybe sail over Unquenched, No unquenchable To accuse No To manifest, exhibit to No view A title for Roman Maybe emperors Make a gain, defraud, get Yes an advantage To carry Just born, newborn Taste, eat No Maybe Yes

The following table shows the percentages of terms that could have parable-based relevance: Word Number 573 624 828 Yes Relevant (%) 24 23 27 Maybe Relevant (%) 19 18 22 Not Relevant (%) 57 59 51

The following list shows possible links between the terms: Spiritual Wisdom (666/616) The Word (573). Wise, skilled (828). Intelligent, wise (828). To know accurately (624). Common sense wisdom (666/616) Value (573). To sell (624). Make a gain (828). Plagues A seal (828) could relate to the seven seals of Revelation. Melt; destroy by melting (573).
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Burn (624). Ignite (828). Pass over (828) could relate to the Passover meal, where the Israelites were not harmed by the final plague in the book of Exodus. Scatter (573); this is what happened to the people who tried to build the tower of Babel, representing New Jerusalem. Jesus The head; metaphor for chief (573). Taste/eat spiritual food (828). Disciple (828). A sacrifice (624); his crucifixion. Torment, torture (624); his crucifixion. Return (828) and to have come (828). Paul To praise (573, 828). Deceive (828). Sin (573). Fasting (624). Glorify (573). In addition, both infant (624) and newborn (828) could link to the birth of Jesus. In total, 28 out of 80 terms can be linked together (35%), which is much higher than for the corresponding random set of Hebrew words. It can be seen that a relatively large number of links can be made with a random data set, although these links would not normally be considered good enough to be included as supporting evidence for parables. Words that add up to 666

σκοτος πλευραν απεκυλιον προειλατο εκζητειται εξαπατησαι λιθουργικης χιλιαδες προτεραι

Ge1:2 Ge2:22 Ge29:3 Ge34:8 Ge42:22 Exo8:29 Exo28:11 Num1:21 Num6:12

Darkness The side of the body To roll off or away Choose To seek out, search for To deceive Unknown

Maybe No No No No Yes No

The number one Yes thousand Previous, former, before, No prior

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κορους πιστος προσκειµενοις αφειλον τερασιν θαυµασει µετοικισαι δραµουµαι χελκια υποµειναι δυνασαι ελκυσαι στειραν συναγαγη εµεθυσας διδασκοντας ειλκυσα επαιρου σκοτειναι οικουµενα καιοµενου εποτισα συηνη φρενες απειρου επτερνικαµεν ορκους

Num11:32 Num12:7 Num15:15 Num31:52 Deu4:34 Deu28:50 Jdgs2:3 2Sm18:23 2Ki22:12 Job3:9 Job10:13 Job20:28 Job24:21 Job27:16

Measure Believe To lie (down)

No Yes No

Take away, cut off, smite No off Miracle To wonder, wonder at, marvel To transfer settlers To run Hilkiah (a priest) To remain; suffer; persevere To be able to do something To draw, drag off Barren/sterile To join/gather together, join in one To be drunken; metaphor: of one who has shed blood or murdered profusely To teach To draw, drag off To lift up, raise up, raise on high; to exalt one’s self Full of darkness To dwell in To set on fire, light, burning To give to drink A city in Egypt Yes Maybe No Maybe Maybe Maybe No No Yes Yes

Psa65:9 Psa119:99 Psa119:131 Prv3:5 Prv4:19 Prv8:26 Isa4:5 Jer25:17 Eze30:16 Dan4:34 Zec 11:15 Mal3:8 Mat5:33

Maybe Yes No No Maybe No Yes Maybe Maybe

The faculty of perceiving and judging; Yes understanding Inexperienced in, without No experience of Steal/rob Oath No No

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απολλυµεθα νοµικους σκαπτειν λοιπους ευπορια εκελευσα δεσποτας τετελεκα χξς

Mat8:25 Luke14:3 Luke16:3 Luke18:9 Acts19:25 Acts25:17 1Ti6:1 2Ti4:7 Rev13:18

To destroy

Yes

Pertaining to the law, one Yes learned in the law To dig No The rest of the things that No remain Riches, means, wealth To command, to order A master, Lord To bring to a close, to finish, to end; to pay Yes Maybe Yes Yes

666 (the written number) No

Words that add up to 616

αδελφος στειρα εφραθα ισµαηλιταις αχει γαµβρου επλυναν πλευρα προσρανει θεραποντα φιλος εξοµολογησιν επισκεπηση επιβιβασατε σαναβαλλατ φαρδαθα κατεγελασαν υπνοις παραγοντες πορνοκοπος απεκρυβη

Ge4:9 Ge11:30 Ge35:16 Ge37:27 Ge41:2 Exo3:1 Exo19:14 Exo27:7 Lev4:6 Num11:11 Deu13:6 Josh7:19 1Sm20:18 1Ki1:33 Neh2:10 Est9:8 Job30:1 Psa44:23 Psa129:8 Prv23:21 Prv27:12

Brother Barren/sterile Ephrath (Bethlehem) Ishmaelites Adder/viper Son-in-law; father-in-law To wash (clothing) The side of the body To sprinkle Servant Friend Thanksgiving To look after, have care for, provide for To place upon Sanballat Poratha, one of the ten sons of Haman Laugh to scorn Sleep To lead Unknown, probably glutton To hide
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Yes Yes Yes Maybe Yes Maybe Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Maybe No No

ελαφοι αµφοδα µεγιστανας κυριοις επικαλου αντικεισθαι παρακλητος επιπρασκον απολλυε αυγασαι γευση θεσσαλονικεις

Isa34:15 Jer17:27 Jer24:8 Amos4:1 Jonah1:6 Zec3:1 John14:26 Acts2:45 Rom14:15 2Co4:4 Col2:21 1Th5:28

A deer Place where two ways meet; a road around anything, a street Lords (e.g. of a city) Lord To put a name upon, to surname To be set over against, opposite to Comforter; advocate To sell To destroy Shine Taste, eat Thessalonians

No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Words that add up to 1000

κυριου εκλειπων υπνου πλουτον πονω σω επανωθεν βεβηλωµενην µωµον κολπω µιρων λεχθεντα κυριευειν µεινωµεν πεπωκει

Ge3:8 Ge25:29 Ge28:16 Ge31:16 Ge34:25 Exo5:23 Exo25:20 Lev21:7 Lev21:23 Deu13:6 Josh18:26 Josh24:27 Jdgs9:2 Jdgs16:2 1Sm30:12

Lord Fail; to leave, quit Sleep Riches, wealth Pain Thy, thine From above, above To profane, desecrate Blemish, blot, disgrace

Yes No Yes Yes Maybe No Yes Maybe No

The front of the body between the arms; a bay Maybe by the sea Name of a city To say, to speak No No

Have dominion over, exercise lordship over, be Yes Lord of; Lords To remain, abide To drink; to receive spiritual teaching. No Maybe

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πεφευγας φουλ εµερων παυσηται ενεδρευοντες λοιµων κατενεµησατο ητοιµασατο ηβουλοντο φαγοντος αποκαταστηθι µαριµωθ οπων πιστευε πεµφθεντες προσεποιειτο γαλλιωνος χορηγησαι µακροθυµειτε βλασφηµησαι

1Ki2:29 2Ki15:19 1Chr1:41 Job14:13 Job38:40 Psa1:1 Psa80:13 Prv9:2 Isa1:29 Jer31:30 Jer47:6 Eze47:19 Zec14:12 Mark5:36 Luke7:10 Luke24:28 Acts18:12 2Co9:10 1Th5:14 Rev13:6

To flee away, seek safety Yes by flight Pul, king of Assyria Amram (son of Dishon) To make to cease or desist To lie in wait for Pest, plague Pasture To make ready, prepare Be willing; to have a purpose To eat To restore to its former state; to uphold Meribah (as in MeribahKadesh) Cave, place; through which one can see, an opening, an aperture Believe To send To take or claim a thing to one’s self; to pretend Minister, give, lead a chorus Be patient Blaspheme Maybe No No No Yes No Maybe No Yes Maybe Yes No Yes No No

Gallio (deputy of Achaia) No Yes No Yes

The following table gives statistics on the terms that I think may be relevant. Although I have labelled some terms as 'No' or 'Maybe', some of these are included in the linking analysis (below). Furthermore, when other parables are discovered in the future, some of these terms may relate to them. Word Number 666 616 1000 Yes Relevant (%) 31 55 34 Maybe Relevant (%) 22 9 20 Not Relevant (%) 47 36 46

It can be seen that all three numbers tested (666, 616 and 1000) outperformed the three random numbers (573, 624 and 828), but to a
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much lesser extent than for the Hebrew words. The quality of the data is probably not good enough to support other parables. However, the terms have been linked together as follows: Plagues: To wash (616). To sprinkle (616). To destroy (616). To set on fire (666). Plague (1000). The number one thousand (666). Sleep, a parable for death (616, 1000). From above (the source of the plague in 2039) – 1000. To run (666) and to flee away (to the mountains, Luke 21:21) – 1000. Pain (1000) and suffering (666). Meribah (this place is associated with Moses striking a rock and water coming out, perhaps representing a plague) – 1000. Pauline theology and the priesthood: Thessalonians (616). Darkness (666) and full of darkness (666). Viper (616). Deceive (666). Hilkiah the priest (666). Pertaining to the law, one learned in the law (666). Poratha, one of Haman's ten sons (perhaps a representation of the Ten Commandments) – 616. To be drunken; a metaphor for one who murders profusely (in Revelation 17:6, this is a description of the whore of Babylon) – 666. 666 ('common sense'): To sell (616). To pay (666). Riches, means, wealth (666); there is a similar word that adds up to 1000, but this has not been included. 666 wisdom The faculty of perceiving and judging; understanding (666). Jesus Lord (616, 666 and 1000, mentioned five times in total). Ephrath (Bethlehem) – 616. To look after (616) and servant (616). Comforter/advocate (Holy Spirit) – 616. Believe (666 and 1000). To teach (666).
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Miracle (666). To wonder at; marvel (666). Brother (616). Sterile (Sarah and Abraham) (616 and 666). To lead (616). To eat (spiritual food) – 616, 1000. Possibly glutton (616). To drink; figuratively, to receive spiritual teaching (1000). To give to drink (666). New Jerusalem Sanballat (616), a man who opposed the building of the temple. To make ready (1000); to restore to its former state (1000). In total, 53 out of 113 terms are linked together (47%). Although this is higher than that for the random set (35%), it would be difficult to use this data to support other parables. Many links point to Jesus, which does not occur in the analysis of Hebrew words. This may reflect that the Gospels (which talk about Jesus) were written in Greek rather than Hebrew. The letters after the Gospels were also written in Greek, which is perhaps the reason for the linguistic marker in the word 'Hellenic', which means 'Greek'. The low success rate may also indicate that the Gospels are relatively inaccurate, and not a true representation of what Jesus said. This idea is discussed elsewhere. The same test has been performed on English words (A=1, B=2, ... Y=700, Z=800) for the KJV Bible and a word list. The results were negative in both cases. Words that added up to 616, 666 and 1000 did not outperform the random data sets and linking the words into potential parables was not possible. It may be useful to test modern Hebrew and Greek words for parables.

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Poverty
The following graphs show global population growth over time and the history of average personal income.
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. In an ideal Christian society, money should not even exist, so I am not really proposing an economic solution to the problem. However, it is essential to fight poverty using the vast resources available – physical and spiritual. 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 suggest 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. The diamond trade also
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exploits African workers and keeps them in extreme poverty, despite being very expensive to purchase in the West. The trade of unregistered diamonds also promotes violent conflict. Western nations should not be blamed for all of the problems in Africa. Warfare (particularly civil war) and governmental corruption are also major causes of poverty. The war in the Congo is particularly unpleasant and involves child soldiers. A recent edition of Channel 4's Dispatches showed that bribery and corruption are a normal part of Kenyan life, and people who have any power routinely use it to exploit those with less power than themselves. A lot of foreign aid money and one quarter of African GDP is thought to be lost to corruption. However, it is possible to trace many present day problems in Africa to some kind of sin originating in the West. For example colonialism and apartheid has led to the problems in Zimbabwe. Governmental corruption is often facilitated by Western financial companies. 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. It would require the rapid training of a very large number of people who volunteer to go where there is need. Those who are in poverty could be trained to help too. People who have experience of building infrastructure would need to be involved. It would require careful planning in cooperation with people who have experience of dealing with this kind of problem (foreign aid workers, armed forces, etc.). I have put some preparatory suggestions in the chapters entitled "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. Farming 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. Bear in mind that governments will not take responsibility to do it for us (in the past there have been no votes in it
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for them, other than to appease the campaigners) – only 1% of American funds are spent on foreign aid, even less (0.16%) if the relief that the American military provides is not included. About 0.5% of rich Western European funds are allocated for foreign aid. Charitable giving does have some limitations; some charities are not politically neutral and they may not use the money correctly or be in line with the teachings of Jesus (for example, a lot of money is used to pay wages). Many poverty-stricken areas may not be reached by charities, especially the very remote areas and those in war zones. If you can think of better ways to use money, perhaps by setting up a training centre to help to solve poverty as an independent group, then this may be of more benefit than giving to charity. 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 Matthew 18:21-35, which is 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. 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.

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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 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 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 strength, heart, mind, body and soul. 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. We then use this money to buy services and products, thus paying other people's wages. Jesus says that we can't serve both God and money (Matthew 6:24), but what is so bad about money? 1. In general, it prevents us from seeing the people we serve and those who 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. 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 type of relationship culture is spent on self-image enhancements (ranging from shoes and handbags to fast cars). In addition, money is the main cause of arguments between husbands and wives. 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 that 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
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as themselves. 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 would 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 and everyone would be their own boss; the Truth would set everyone free (because everyone would be able to choose what types of things they could do to serve) and there would be no inequality. No one would have authority over anyone else. One might think that people in a Christian society would spend all their 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"). Practicalities: Electricity In our society, electricity generation is often polluting (e.g. coal, oil and gas) or dangerous (nuclear). If electricity is used, then it should be generated using renewable sources. Alternatively, there is 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 Police and prisons are in opposition to the freedom afforded by following Jesus, and would have no place in the ideal Christian society. Banks, insurance and finance There is no money, so these are not required. Everyone would be so willing to serve others that there would be no need for insurance. In addition, people would have few possessions, and nothing of financial value to insure. Transport There may need to be a transport system. There are many problems with our modern transport systems including pollution and the consumption of oil, which promotes war. In the ideal Christian society, transport could be based initially around traditional methods and bicycles. Education We should be taught how to read and understand the Bible and learn how to follow Jesus; we would also need to learn the things that we are good
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at so that we could serve others. People could be taught a range of skills by many people in society; adults could teach young people the things that they do to serve the community, so that young people could find out what they enjoy doing. 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. Pensions and Social Security No pensions are required because people stay young. Social security is not necessary, because of the nature of mutual service in the society. There would only be one job in this society and that would be servant. Everyone would serve the needs of others. There is a parable about this type of society in "The City of the Sun", by Tommaso Campanella. This was written in 1602, just after he was condemned to life imprisonment for sedition and heresy. He describes a city at the equator on a mountain about 2 miles high, paralleling the location parables in the chapter entitled, "City Planning: New Jerusalem". Here are some quotes from this book: "Three princes of equal power – viz., Pon, Sin, and Mor – assist him, and these in our tongue we should call Power, Wisdom, and Love." – 'Wisdom' is called 'Sin'. "In the most dignified position I saw a representation of Jesus Christ and of the twelve Apostles, whom they consider very worthy and hold to be great." "But in the City of the Sun, while duty and work are distributed among all, it only falls to each one to work for about four hours every day. The remaining hours are spent in learning joyously, in debating, in reading, in reciting, in writing, in walking, in exercising the mind and body, and with play." "They are rich because they want nothing, poor because they possess nothing; and consequently they are not slaves to circumstances, but circumstances serve them. And on this point they strongly recommend the religion of the Christians, and especially the life of the apostles." "To strangers they are kind and polite; they keep them for three days at the public expense; after they have first washed their feet, they show them their city and its customs, and they honor them with a seat at the Council and public table, and there are men whose duty it is to take care of and guard the guests." – the three days suggests the last 2000 years, and Jesus also washed the feet of his disciples to show that he was washing their soles (i.e. souls). "Oh, if you knew what our astrologers say of the coming age, and of our age, that has in it more history within 100 years than all the world had in 4,000 years before!" – 4000 years ago is when Abraham is thought to have lived.
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True Christian Political Party
If the British Government were to be replaced by 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 should be made from within current social structures to be most effective. Would it be a good idea to establish an Ideal Christian Society in Britain? If we wanted to do this, we would have to phase out the NHS, Police, Defense etc. and put a donation system in for social security and phase out taxes. The legal system would be abandoned and prisons would be abolished. Eventually, money would be phased out and replaced with mutual service as described in "The Ideal Christian Society". Finally, the government system would be dismantled. 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 that 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 it was 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 could 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 could collaborate with the building projects once they are trained, and they would then maintain the infrastructure. When one area is finished, then the war on poverty would move to another area. This would continue until all the poverty had been removed. A war on poverty would give the British public the correct serving ethic, and by the time all the poverty had been removed, this country would also
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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. This is a parable-based description of 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. However, this should not restrict the imagination of architects in the New Age. There are no traditional temples or churches in the city. There are some detailed measurements at the end of the book of Ezekiel, which have been included at the end of this chapter as an appendix. From these measurements it is possible to work out what an individual court would look 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 in the book of Ezekiel, there are 30 rooms on each floor (with each room 2.6m by 3m in size) and each floor is terraced so that all the rooms have balconies (about 2m wide). There is a shared dining area on the bottom floor (about 15m by 10m). Each block contains 75 rooms. The design is based around a community rather than families living in individual houses. This is a picture of a local community. It is about 250m by 250m as described in the book of Ezekiel. The central region holds the community centre. People would bring the things that they make into the community centre, such as food products from local farms. People would collect what they need, and no money would be required. Other small buildings have been included in the diagram, which could be small manufacturing centres for items such as shoes and clothes. People could volunteer to work in them in accordance with the second commandment of Jesus. Each local community contains 2400 rooms.

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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 the book of 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 city should be designed so that it can make for itself anything that it needs, so that long distance transport of items is not necessary. Therefore, the city should be relatively low-tech at the start of the New Age. It should be possible to manufacture all household interiors within the city (bathroom and kitchen fittings, etc.). In addition, it should be possible to construct any of the buildings in the city from the resources within the city. The buildings should be designed efficiently for construction, but should 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: 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. The Old Testament god says that he is on Mount Zion (e.g. Psalms 76:2). 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. Mount Kenya is located on the equator, suggesting equality. 5. Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, a more Muslim country (especially in Zanzibar) and building New Jerusalem on Tanzanian soil could create tensions. 6. Kilimanjaro is potentially unstable (the molten magma is thought to be very close to the surface) so we should not build on it. There are regions in Kenya called Mara (bitter water) and Hells Gate National Park to the west of Mount Kenya, suggesting the direction from which the floods of the predicted plague in 2039 will come. This should allow appropriate flood defenses to be constructed. 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 the top of a mountain. The Old Testament 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 a city of the described size.

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There is a picture of a bird and a dinosaur on the surface of Mount Kenya (satellite image from Google). As mentioned in the chapter entitled "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 21:16 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 tells us to dig deep when making foundations in 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."

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
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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 original Temple was destroyed (representing the teachings of Jesus being ignored and substituted by Pauline theology), and the people were taken into exile in Babylonia (representing Pauline theology and America; see the chapter entitled "Luke 21:21"). 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. These cups and bowls represent the resources of the rich Western nations that will be needed to build New Jerusalem. 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 work. 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).
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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. 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: A community is 250m by 250m in total. 48:18: Anyone can farm the surrounding lands. The first book of Kings gives slightly different measurements. Chapter 6 describes Solomon building the temple, and another three tiered block of rooms is described. 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 entitled "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. They could also have a roof terrace. All bedrooms are the same size (2.6m by 3m) and are terraced. 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 could do many different things. The parts of the building that need water (kitchen, clothes washing and bathrooms) are close together to keep plumbing relatively simple. Bedding and towels are likely to be shared so that people can take dirty items to be washed and clean items straight out of storage without having to store any in their own room. The buildings at the centre of the community may change in shape and 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
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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 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 Piece Hall in Halifax would be a good model for the centre of a community in New Jerusalem. It is a court on three levels with small shops that go all the way around it. In addition, 'Piece Hall' sounds like 'Peace Hall'. See www.piecehall.info for further details. 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 and paint) Manufacture of other materials (linen and 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 Fire safety equipment Sports equipment Musical instrument manufacture Recycling Candle, lamp and match manufacture Bakery Pottery Paper and tissue paper manufacture Stationery manufacture Cleaning equipment Boxes, containers and bags Food processing (e.g. salt and flour from corn) Educational and art materials manufacture
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Toy manufacture Printing (e.g. books and signs) Plant and tree nursery (gardening and reforestation) Transport Bee-keeping Sex-related products, e.g. contraceptives and toys Hair cutting and other personal services Examples of leisure facilities: I think there should be a relatively large number of these. Child-orientated facilities could include the following: 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 and 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, other forms of music are ways to love your neighbour as yourself, because people like to listen to music. 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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What is meant by "the dead will rise" (Matthew 22:30, Mark 12:25 and Revelation 20:13), the promise in Daniel 12:13 and life after death in general? 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). 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. People are raised from death by rebirth, by becoming the children of people who are already living in the New Age. Therefore, it will be perfectly normal for people to provide accommodation for them in the "Father's house". Cities will be built by those who have been oppressed in the present age, so it will involve the implicit forgiveness of sins by those who Jesus came to teach about. When people rise from the dead, they will greatly appreciate finding that there is life after all, and that the people there have taken the trouble to build cities for them. People will be brought up in an environment where everyone follows Jesus, making it easy to learn how to follow him. A follower of Paul might question why everyone is worthy of the New Age, even though some people have not believed that Jesus was a real person. People at the present time bear the consequences of not following Jesus. For example, Muslims have harsh Islamic authorities that punish people for minor infractions of the Koran. Many people have died in horrific wars. It is literally true that if people sin then they are a slave to sin (John 8:34), 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. Belief in the Pauline assertion that Jesus takes away our sin cannot justify the promise of heaven, and neither can the lack of this belief justify eternal hell. In addition, if sin-bearers had been given the same opportunity to sin as other people, then they would probably have behaved in an equally sinful way. Everyone is worthy of
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heaven because all people behave selfishly in the absence of true teachings about Jesus, and no-one is any more Holy than anyone else. 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. The raising from death occurs over a timescale stated in the book of Revelation: 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." The New Age is predicted to start in 2039, so this implies that the "thousand years" ends around 3000AD. There are other parables to suggest that this millennium is the thousand years referred to in Revelation 20:6. For example, 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 discussed in the chapter entitled "Parables and General Issues", Jesus is said to have risen right at the start of the third day (2000 years after his death), just before the start 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. This 'day' refers to 2000AD-3000AD, and those being called to work in the vineyard are people resurrected into the New Age. Revelation 20:7 says that when the thousand years are over, "Satan must be let loose a little while." A separate chapter shows that the 3000th name in the Bible is Paul. This parable 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. A representation of the timeline is given on the following page:

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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 independently of time. Perhaps that is why space-time is curved as Einstein discovered (its curvature may be a parable to support this concept). People are raised from death by rebirth. This is a normal birth by parents who are living in the New Age. 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. There are parables to suggest that people regain their memories when they are 30 years old (see "The Time of The End"). On the timeline shown above, both Mary Magdalene and Simon Peter are resurrected by rebirth into our society, representing John the Baptist and Jesus respectively. John the Baptist taught a little before Jesus, and his teachings represent those found in this book. The concept of rebirth 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 that we should not despise people because their angels (themselves in the future) are following Jesus. Luke 16:25-26 But Abraham said, "Remember, my son, that in your lifetime you were given all the good things, while Lazarus got all the bad things. But now he is enjoying himself here, while you are in pain. Besides all that, there is a deep pit lying between us, so that those who want to cross over from here to you cannot do so, nor can anyone cross over to us from where you are." The deep pit is a gulf of time
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between the past and the New Age. There is the potential problem of population growth and overcrowding. If women in the New Age were to have an average of one child every 25 years, the population would double every 50 years, because people become "like the angels in heaven and cannot die" (Luke 20:36). Under these circumstances, the population of the Earth would increase to around 75 billion in 3000AD from an initial population of 144,000 in 2039. The present population of the Earth is over six billion. How many people can it support in theory? Due to our consumer-driven lifestyles, we are already exceeding the limits; half of the world is 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 million square kilometres, of which about 31 million square kilometres is habitable. A city of 144,000 people occupies about five 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. This problem could be solved by building upwards, perhaps by constructing multi-layered cities such as the one drawn in the diagram. This would require advanced building technology, which supports the idea that the parables against science and technology refer to the mindset of common sense that they engender, rather than to science and technology themselves.

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be heaven. The Kingdom of God is not really a series of buildings or cities – it is within us (Luke 17:21). The cities will help to provide the right infrastructure to make following Jesus as easy as possible.

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This chapter is an analysis of relationship principles and how they are affected by Biblical principles. It is 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). 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 and 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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By contrast, it is 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 – in doing so, 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. Men want to own women to ensure that they can pass on their genes to the next generation. Women allow themselves to be 'owned', but market themselves as luxury designer items that require a huge amount of resources to upkeep. Therefore men become slaves to their desire to own women, and it is more accurate to say that women own men in relationships like these. Matthew 5:28 But now I tell you: anyone who looks at a woman and wants to possess her is guilty of committing adultery with her in his heart. I will now rewrite it so that it reads better for women: Matthew 5:28 (for women) But now I tell you: anyone who looks at a man and wants to possess him is guilty of committing adultery with him in her heart. So how does this all work? Given that women want men to have money, power, security and assets, men do their best to have those things. A selfish male strives for this:

In other words, the sexual selection criteria of women drives people away from following Jesus, because men put money into things that demonstrate their money, power and assets. This continues before, during and after marriage.

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Average prices in the UK: ring: £1,200; wedding: £16,000; house: £210,000. Men are encouraged by women to carry on spending money on what they want in order to keep them satisfied. Now imagine what would happen if the male in this 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 Church would have you believe that God brings people together. Ultimately He does in the sense of directing the shape of the Universe, but in 90% of cases it is women who initiate a relationship based on the criteria described at the start of this chapter. So how does this happen? Various techniques are used, which can include eye contact, 'random behaviour' to confuse a man and cooperation between 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 and control over men. The same was not true of relationships 2000 years ago. Oppression of women was common, and 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.
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It will be interesting to see how relationships develop in New Jerusalem, because they will be nothing like the relationships in our culture. These verses suggest that people don't marry in the age to come: Luke 20:34-38 Jesus answered them, "The men and women of this age marry, but the men and women who are worthy to rise from death and live in the age to come will not then marry. They will be like angels and cannot die. They are the children of God, because they have risen from death. And Moses clearly proves that the dead are raised to life. In the passage about the burning bush he speaks of the Lord as 'the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' He is the God of the living, not of the dead, for to him all are alive." The following 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." Ideally, 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 – in this way, everyone would be served, with their own relationship needs 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. 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?
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Is there no one left to condemn you?" "No one, sir," she answered. "Well, then," Jesus said, "I do not condemn you either. Go, but do not sin again." At the time, Jesus could not have told the teachers of the Law to reject adultery laws, because he would have been put to death (this is why the teachers were asking him). But he did write on the ground. Where else has God written on the ground? He has written on the whole Earth as shown in other chapters.

So why did he specifically write twice on the ground? There are two sexual references on the Earth, both relating to 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
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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). People who are extremely poor may have faith by default, because they already rely on God to provide means of survival. People need someone else to heal them in the name of Jesus. This relationship culture would work in the context of following Jesus on the understanding that: 1. People don't treat those with whom they have sexual relationships any differently to anyone else; ideally everyone would be friends and would be there to help and serve others. 2. That women do not use sex to get more service or attention 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 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 have an affair. Finally, it should be noted that immorality and immortality are very similar words, suggesting that sexual serving is an ideal way to love your neighbour as yourself.

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Sexuality
What men and women want from relationships is very different, and to love your neighbour as yourself, it is necessary to know what the other person wants. Women are at least as attracted by protectiveness as they are by physical appearance. In order to feel protected, women need to create some kind of bond with their male partner. This is sometimes incorrectly described as women having a more emotional need when it comes to sex. Women like: To be talked to. To be made to laugh. To be hugged (it helps that women are smaller than men to have a 'protected hug'). To be kissed. To have men lead the process. Women also like to initiate the process (through eye contact etc.), but will rarely dislike attention of this kind. This fulfills the female drive to be protected. With regards to sex, the female erogenous zone is far less sensitive than the male, so much of the sexual attraction comes from a feeling of protection. Women may take a long time to reach orgasm, so it helps if men can keep going for a long time. It is possible for men to have orgasms and not ejaculate, which is a male multiple orgasm, and allows men to continue having sex for longer (I suggest that men find out about this). Men like: To have sex. Everyone likes: To be loved. Most people like: To have attention. It is beneficial to see the professionals doing it. In modern society, with the exception of foreign aid workers, porn stars love and serve their neighbour far better than anyone else. The Internet is widely used for freely available sexual images; 25% of search engine requests are for pornography and more than 40% of Internet users search for it. Women are much less stimulated by pornography than men because it is not protective, but it is still educational for both genders. It is interesting to note that porn stars (even the men) are completely shaved. You have to admire them for it, because removing hair is a painful and awkward thing
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to do involving waxing, shaving, epilators, plucking, nasty smelling creams that burn, electrolysis, red marks, ingrowing hairs, and so on, even on their most sensitive parts. They probably do this because both men and women are generally more attractive without bodily hair than with it. Unfortunately, men have much more hair and it is much thicker and more difficult to get rid of than female hair. Other things that can make people more sexy: Smelling nice. Being clean. Having confidence. Clean teeth and fresh breath. Body tone (exercise) – especially men. Cosmetics – especially women. The alternative to the kind of relationship described here is marriage. Far from being a protector/protected relationship, this resembles a master/slave relationship. The need for protection in women is much less fulfilled, and the male need for sex is restricted to one person, and only if he is doing what his wife wants. Men may sell their mind, body and soul for exclusive access to a female, only to find that she needs extra-marital affairs to feel protected. A relationship like this can lead to constant arguments, particularly if the male is reluctant to act in a slave-like manner. Ester Vilar's 'The Manipulated Man' claims that women are airheads of very low intelligence, while men are highly intelligent people who just happen to like women. This is not true; women are perceptive social geniuses, capable of maintaining a male in a slave-like relationship for a long period of time. In addition, a man is predisposed to behave in the way that women want because of a desire to gain exclusive access to a female to ensure that he passes on his genes to the next generation. Women have other adaptations that give them an advantage over men, such as a much wider field of vision that enables them to notice when a man is showing interest in her without having to look directly at him. Additionally, I suspect that women do not feel the emotion fear, which allows them to argue with a physically stronger male without worrying about the potentially violent consequences. Emotional fear is different from hormonal fear (adrenaline). From my own experience, this emotional deficit is why women are labelled as bad drivers, purely because there is no emotional fear of the other cars (this disadvantage is negated by experience, and women's judgement is not affected by violent emotion; overall, women are safer drivers than men). Despite the adaptations that women have to take over the life of a man, and the tendency of men to submit to this for genetic reasons, men still have freedom of choice. I recommend that men take back their freedom and form relationships that are fulfilling for both genders.

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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! These things should all be possible because the whole Universe operates on the principal of loving your neighbour as yourself, and this is the relationship between God and us. This is a list of things that are impossible. However, since our own existence is equally impossible, anything is possible. 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; since 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 will resemble 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. "Leaving our father and mother" probably refers to leaving our Universe to create a new one (described on the next page). 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, 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 role 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 how it really affects us. This is also the reason why we are
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resurrected into the opposite gender – to give us an alternative point of view and to make things fair. Creating our own Universes: this is discussed in more detail in "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?" It is possible that everyone who has "become one" could play the roles of Jesus, Paul, Satan and God in their own Universe. Alternatively, the development and maintenance of the technology required to create a Universe could be so resource-intensive that it would require the cooperation of many people. If this is the case, then people would have shared responsibility for the various roles of God and Satan. 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. When we create Universes like our one, we will apply the commandment "love your neighbour as yourself" to the things that the people in our Universes can do. Anything that we would make possible in Universes for other people should be possible for us to do in this Universe, hence the long list of cool stuff.

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Adam and Eve
The creation story is a parable for the formation 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 negatively in the story of creation. 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 and the defended tree of life refers to the narrow gate in Matthew 7:14). The roles are discussed further in the chapter entitled "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?" Adam and Eve had children called Cain and Abel. Cain was a farmer and Abel was a shepherd. Cain brought some of his harvest as an offering to the Old Testament god, and Abel gave his firstborn lamb as a sacrifice. The Old Testament 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 word 'Cain' sounds like 'cainine', which means 'dog', a word associated with Satan because it is the reverse spelling of (i.e. the opposite to) God. 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
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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 from following Jesus. It also refers to the false beliefs propagated by the Old Testament having led to the crucifixion of Jesus. It may also refer to the link between this book being written and the predicted death of Simon Peter on the 25th December 2007.

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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. This idea is supported by verse 11 of the Gospel of Thomas, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away." 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 chief suspects – 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.
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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].

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Acts 10:9-15 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 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 arbitrary 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
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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: 1. 2 Peter 3:16: "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 (see Luke 8:52). It is possible that Peter falling asleep three times could refer to three deaths that happen while not following Jesus. These three deaths are suggested in "Parables and General Issues"; he was first killed by crucifixion upside
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down and is also predicted to die in the first and second plagues. 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 (the king) as Peter helped to set up the modern church system. It also corresponds to the idea that Jesus builds his church on Peter: Matthew 16:18 And so I tell you, Peter: you are a rock, and on this rock foundation I will build my church, and not even death will ever be able to overcome it. Peter is living in our time and is 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 (baptism is a parable for death as described in "Parables and General Issues"). John the Baptist represents me, and the baptisms that he carries out represent deaths in the plagues; Peter is predicted to die in the first plague. 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
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form is really Jesus (see "Parables and General Issues") so this quote is less reliable than the others. An artistic depiction of Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus is called a 'pieta', which sounds like 'Peter'. The Transfiguration Luke 9:28-36 About a week after he had said these things, Jesus took Peter, John, and James with him and went up a hill to pray. While he was praying, his face changed its appearance, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30 Suddenly two men were there talking with him. They were Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in heavenly glory and talked with Jesus about the way in which he would soon fulfill 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 is associated with myself, as is the role of Elijah. Peter is my spiritual brother (also represented by James) who takes on the role of Jesus. Jesus talks about Moses in 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, although he could also be referring to this book. 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 probably talking
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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 (a parable for death) during the transfiguration. When he wakes up, he sees Jesus talking to Elijah. This represents the Holy Spirit talking to me through parables. Therefore, his sleeping represents the last 2000 years when he was dead. Jesus' family
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Jesus' brothers (Matthew 13:55) all represent Peter and his roles and relationships: Simon (Peter) is my spiritual brother (he is also represented by James who was the brother of the disciple John, who represents myself). He 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 uses 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 1:16, Jesus' grandfather was also called Jacob, and his father was called Joseph. Hence one Joseph son of Jacob is used to represent Jesus, and another Joseph
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son of Jacob is the father of Jesus; this indicates that Jesus and the Father are the same. 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]. 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 also represents Jesus, since 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 to 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
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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. The role of Satan can only be performed by someone who is a follower of Jesus – someone who is genuinely evil could not be trusted in the role. The evidence for this argument includes the following: 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 I. There is a picture of the whore of Babylon on Canada; North Americans are the most devout followers of Paul and the whore is associated with myself as described in the chapter about Elijah. In other words, the picture represents both Paul and myself. Paul is thought to have been beheaded, which is also the fate of John the Baptist whose role is a parable for my own. The 616th name in the Bible is Michal. She represents myself, the nominally female half of the Archangel Michael. Michal is the daughter of Saul (the real name of Paul), and is married to David, who represents Jesus. There is an unusual parallel between the words Mary and Paul, and Peter and Jesus. The letters have been converted into numbers (using A=1, B=2 etc.) and the difference between the corresponding numbers has been found. M A R Y 13 1 18 25 P A U L 16 1 21 12 3 0 3 13 P E T E R 16 5 20 5 18 J E S U S 10 5 19 21 19 6 0 1 16 1

Mary and Paul yield the digits 0, 1 and 3, whereas Peter and Jesus yield 0, 1 and 6. The first three triangular numbers are 1, 3 and 6. A triangle suggests the Trinity, and all four names are associated with it. Equilateral triangles (which are inferred from the triangular numbers) have three internal angles of 60 degrees, which resembles 666 (spiritual wisdom). The 36th (6 x 6) triangular number is 666, and the 666th triangular number is 222111. The circular nature of our Universe is such that since I have proven Pauline theology to be false, then I could take on the role of Paul in the future without being hypocritical, and I would be less guilty of sin than if anyone else were to do it.
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How God and Satan Communicate
I'm going to theorise 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).

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 relating to the analysis of his theology in this book). This type of communication by God does not involve deliberate human intervention. God does not talk through people's voices or speak in dreams or visions or appear as an angel or 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 respond to us 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 is also a Biblical representation for the teachings of Jesus). As you approach the speed of light, (a) time slows down and (b) distances get shorter. If you were to travel at the speed of light, time would be frozen, and the Universe would appear flat (in two dimensions). You would have a picture of the whole Universe frozen in time, which is much like how it must appear to God. The two pictures 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 am not a physicist, and I know very little about string theory. However, God certainly uses something like this – it is possible 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 help to shape how the Universe has developed. The strings must be directed by God, and this is how He communicates and influences the Universe. I often get a sense of time having no meaning to God. For example, a few months ago, I wrote 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. Another version of Pictionary is Rapiddough, where people use dough to create threedimensional models rather than flat pictures. However, communication from God is much more varied, and can involve anything 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. Parables that can be observed by everyone are often relevant to everyone. Parables that are only visible to individuals are not usually relevant to others and may have no meaning attached to them other than to provide encouragement. Interpreting parables requires that we use some imagination about representations – bear in mind that Jesus always spoke in parables: Luke 8:10 "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
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involved. The Old Testament god (Satan) appears to know what will happen in alternate futures, and can predict exactly what effect he has on events in the future. However, I believe he only has any influence if people respond to him. Responding to Satan includes doing what he says, and deliberately doing the opposite of what he says – if he communicates then he should be ignored, and we should still judge by true standards. 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 the name of Paul to make Paul look like someone following Jesus). The 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 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.

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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. 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. Here are some examples of different types of evil: Examples of evil from human source: 1. Group pressure to try to force someone to do something. 2. Verbal abuse. 3. Physical abuse. 4. Torture. 5. Slavery. 6. Psychological abuse: 1. Bullying of various kinds. 2. Permanently blaming people for things they may not have done (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). 7. Greed that can cause war or oppression of others. 8. Persecution of those doing good. 9. In relationships: 1. Trying to control the life of another person. 2. Using another person only for selfish reasons (a wage etc.).
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3. Pretend friendships that only exist to use people. 4. Relationships built only on the exchange of gifts and possessions. 10. Exclusion of people or unwarranted derision of a social group. 11. Power hierarchies. Examples of evil from Satan: 1. Pretend communication from God: 1. Dreams. 2. Visions. 3. Voices. 4. Morphing background noise into voices or screams. 5. Apparitions/angels/ghosts. 6. Other unusual sensory experience (e.g. touch and smell). 7. Prophecy not backed up by parable-based evidence. 2. Evil spirits (illness) especially psychological conditions like schizophrenia (delusions, voices and visions). 3. Lies about how to follow Jesus (Pauline theology etc.). 4. Talking through people (this is where people hear things that are relevant to their religion when other people talk to them). 5. Taking possession of people (tongues, Muhammad etc.). 6. Mixing good and evil together to disguise the evil. Examples of what is not evil: 1. Mistakes. 2. Unkindness and unfriendliness (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).
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6. Being human. 7. Teaching and helping people (in contrast 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 most Christians follow the Ten Commandments. A true Christian is someone who follows only Jesus, not anyone else in the Bible or anyone else in our 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 there is an extra Psalm 151, which describes David slaying Goliath). The placement of this Psalm right at the end of the book of Psalms suggests a relationship between it and the time of the end. John 5:41 "I am not looking for human praise." Contrast this with Psalm 150. 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.'" 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.'" 6:5-6: "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."
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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. 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 the Gospel of Matthew gives a detailed description of the priesthood and why we should avoid it. 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 may represent modern church worship, or it may refer to the time just after 2039 (Moses returned to find the Israelites worshipping a bull calf after spending forty days on mount Sinai, representing the time period 2007 to 2039). 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 religion 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. Buying and owning 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 people to follow Jesus. 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 Christian religion 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 any good deeds that a modern Christian does are outweighed by the false pretense of Christianity which actually causes death through false teaching. In fact, the false pretense of Christianity is the biggest enemy to those trying to follow Jesus (far more so than religions such as Islam, which present other alternatives to the Truth, but are much easier to identify as being false than what goes on in a church). Anyone who practices the rituals and traditions of a church service is worshipping that which is not God (the word 'service' is misused here by the Church to justify the activities of priests). The word 'Jesus' may be used several times during a church service, but that does not mean that churchgoers worship him. Imagine that whenever the words 'Jesus', 'God' and 'Father' are used, that the word 'Paul' is used instead. This gives an accurate description of what churchgoers are doing. True Christianity is very different. Here is a simple checklist to see if you are following Jesus: You follow Jesus and his two commandments above all else, and you understand them correctly. You strive to defeat evil and death. You help people to follow Jesus, teach against false religions like Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism and you are dedicated to helping the
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less fortunate and are helping to end poverty. Love the Lord your God with all your strength, heart, mind, body and soul. 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 people would be 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 useful service to others (for example, you could change the building into a homeless/refugee shelter). You judge by true standards; for any given situation or problem, you determine the appropriate action, breaking any law or social convention if required in order to reduce suffering in the long term. Another way of thinking about true standards is by imagining what Jesus would do or say in a given situation. 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. 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; dependence on God requires the ability to interpret personal parables in some instances. 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."
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In saying this Jesus means that faith is needed to do what he says, and likens it to someone following orders. Faith does not mean taking 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 lions' cage like Daniel did. He did so, and the lions ate him. Matthew 4:7 says that we should not put God to the test like this. The only reason that the lions did not eat Daniel is because he was doing what the Old Testament god wanted him to do – he did not go voluntarily into the den of lions. 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?" This implies that all we need to be saved is to believe in the existence of Jesus. However, the people who crucified Jesus believed in his existence, because he was there when they crucified him. Therefore, belief in Jesus must be different from believing that he exists. Believing that what Jesus says is true and a consequent ability to follow his teachings is the real meaning behind 'belief in Jesus'.

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Why did Jesus die on the cross? There are three possibilities: 1. Jesus died to take away our sins. 2. Jesus was prepared to give up his life to teach us, but there was no purpose in him dying other than that he was prepared to do it. 3. The death of Jesus has parable-based significance, relating to the people he teaches about. I believe that the significance of his death is a mixture of the latter two points. The second point is possible for the following reasons. Jesus is quoted as saying, "the Son of Man came to give up his life as a ransom for many." (Matthew 20:28 and Mark 10:45). I conclude that he is misquoted, otherwise it would imply that we don't have to follow the teachings of Jesus, which would contradict with his first and second commandments. The misquotation is probably due to Satanic interference such as Pauline theology and what the disciples thought to be the resurrected Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Jesus did not come to give up his life as a ransom for many. He came to teach us to love our neighbour as ourselves; this was the purpose of his life. If not, then his commandments would be interpreted as follows: Love the Lord your God if you want to, but I died for you so that you don't have to. Love your neighbour if you want to, but I died for you so that you don't have to. This interpretation is favoured by the Church, where people do not follow the commandments of Jesus and 2.5 billion people remain in poverty. For this reason, the statement, "the Son of Man came to give up his life as a ransom for many," can be considered incorrect by true standards, because it nullifies the teachings that are directed towards reducing suffering. Jesus probably said something like, "I will save the lives of many people through my teachings, and I am prepared to die in order to teach them." There are three possible reasons for misquotation, (a) forgetting exactly what Jesus said, (b) the misinformation effect from Satan and (c) a deliberate attempt to mislead. The disciples of Jesus were clearly very devout, and it is very unlikely that there has been any deliberate attempt to mislead us. The misinformation effect is a memory bias that occurs when people are given misleading or inaccurate information about things that they have observed, often by making an inaccurate statement within a question about an event. This effect has been studied by psychologists. Studies have also been conducted to find out how quickly people forget things. The following graph shows the results of an experiment where people were asked to memorise a list of items, and to recall the list at
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different time intervals. The last test was more than 11 days after people had memorised the list; on average, about 8% of the list could be recalled. This data does not take into account people reminding each other of the teachings of Jesus (oral tradition was common in Jewish times because many people could not read).
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Our sins have an effect here and now on those who Jesus came to represent and teach about. 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. 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. However, bringing people back from the dead into the present age and preventing them from going to heaven is not loving your neighbour as yourself, and for this reason is unlikely to work at the present time. Jesus followed his own teachings, so by his own words he did not have to die. Jesus chose to die; he implied that he knew in advance how and when it would happen, so he could have avoided it. 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.' "The righteous will then answer him, 'When, Lord, did we ever see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? 38 When did we ever see you a stranger and welcome you in our homes, or naked and clothe you? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?' 40 The King will reply, 'I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these members of my family, you did it for me!'
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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 who attempted to answer 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 with 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 number 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 rejection of all ideologies that are in opposition to following Jesus. 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. By extension, one purpose of life is to defeat death. Jesus implies that the purpose of life is to live, but not for ourselves – for other people. As mentioned in John 10:10, life in all its fullness can only be achieved in the ideal Christian society where everyone follows Jesus.

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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 we'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. Jesus says, "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". In Luke 22:27, Jesus says that the one who is served is greater than the one who serves. Therefore, the least person is the one who serves the most, and is the greatest servant. Those who teach people to follow the Law or Pauline theology enter the New Age at least 1000 years in the future, and they will have been served by a huge number of people; therefore they are greater than those who break the laws and serve. Therefore, followers of Paul "shall be called great in the Kingdom of heaven." 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 says, "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 Jesus. 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 and others off the metaphorical
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cliff; the beam 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. The Ten Commandments are false teaching. For example, Jesus broke the Sabbath Law. The Jews took the Sabbath Law to mean 'do no work'. We should serve people on the Sabbath day in the same way that we do on any other day. If we were to take the Jewish interpretation, then we could be following Jesus on every day except the Sabbath, which would be 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 about 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. For example, I have been able to defraud thousands of pounds to fund the distribution and advertising of this book, which is justified by true standards. So when should we break a law written in the Bible in order to follow Jesus? The two commandments of Jesus are: 1. Love the Lord with all your strength, heart, mind, body and soul. 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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Jesus implies that sin causes death in verses like John 8:21 and by saying that his commandments (directed against sin) 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 consequences of 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; 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 (discussed on the following pages).
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17.5% of the money you spent on the torch is 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. A large amount is swallowed up by
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pensions and other social support – this is fine, many of these people would otherwise be very poor in the current system (however, note that the amounts of money involved are much greater than the GDP of most African countries). Health takes £104bn a year and serves to demotivate people from following Jesus by providing an alternative approach to healing. Spiritual healing is better and free. 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 is completely ineffective in the way that it is taught. When I was at school, it was taught from an agnostic point of view; we learned that there are six major religions without determining if any were correct, and only looked at their ceremonies and practices. 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? It had to be delivered to the shop by long distance lorry from the distribution centre. The torch was delivered to the distribution centre from a sea port, because it had arrived from China by cargo vessel. The transport of this torch burned up some diesel fuel (oil). 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 is starting to get osteoarthritis in his hands because of the repetitive movements that he has to make. 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. Therefore, buying a 50p torch has fed a capitalist sin pipeline which inevitably leads to suffering. The suffering caused by the purchase of one torch is microscopic, but a lot of torches builds up a lot of sin, and the result is suffering and death. Can we ever justify buying anything at all? Yes – if it is useful for following Jesus; by implication this includes the necessities of life, since we have to be alive and well before we can serve anybody else.

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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 deal. The label says it is 75% cotton, 25% polyester and Made in Indonesia. The Jews considered wearing clothes made with mixed fibres to be a sin (Leviticus 19:19; it is 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 paid for it to be transported 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). Many commit suicide using the pesticides themselves (the World Health Organisation estimates that there are about 3 million cases of pesticide poisoning each year, resulting in about 250,000 deaths). Did you 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 drawer. 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 television 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 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 they would not have sinned 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 from 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. If possible, please obtain clothing 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 Nestle into a search engine and high up in the list is a page on boycotting Nestle because of their baby milk abuses. Put coke into a search engine and you will find www.killercoke.org. A recent episode of Dispatches (Channel 4) showed that Coca-Cola sources sugar from farms in South America that use child labour; this work is dangerous and involves machetes to cut the sugar cane. Sugar Cane could be associated with Cain, a farmer in the book of Genesis who killed his brother Abel. Perhaps the best way to make sure that food has not oppressed anyone is to obtain it from an organic/fairtrade food shop (although fair-trade is not perfect) and to avoid foods containing ingredients that may have caused oppression (e.g. sugar and cocoa).

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Cars These are one of the worst ways to spend money. They burn oil, cause pollution, cost a fortune to maintain, and the sins that are associated with them result in death in road traffic accidents and in oil-derived wars. 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 large scale. In addition, they are heavily advertised and encourage greed by creating a range of different cars, some more expensive than others. They are seen as a status symbol and essential part of the 'getting laid' process (see the chapter 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 everything is taken 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 oneto-one ratio. I have used the term 'sin-multiplier' to describe cars. A car increases the range and extent to which one person can sin. Society is biased towards people with cars because they are generally the people who have more money. For example, large out-of-town shopping centres are often hard for people to access if they do not own a car. The convenience of having a car can lead to increased consumerism, more exotic holidays and a busier Westernised lifestyle, much of which is at the expense of the poor. Consumer electronics I am writing this document on a computer, and I use the Internet to publish what I write. I can easily 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. This means that the Western industrial economies are 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. Every time we buy something that has plastic in it, and every time we use electricity or transport, we are contributing to the overall sin.

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Sin really does cause 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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The story of Joseph (Genesis chapters 37-50) includes themes that clearly link to Jesus and the disciples. Joseph had eleven brothers and was a sheep farmer. Jesus uses the term '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 (represented by Peter) is living in our modern day society (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 had worked for the king of Egypt. One was a wine steward and the other was the chief baker. The baker had dreamed that he had three baskets of bread on his head, which he was taking to the king. The birds were eating the bread and Joseph said that in three days, his head would be cut off. This sounds like what happened to Paul. There is a link between a baker, Paul and a woman creating heaven (myself) in Matthew 13:33, the parable of the dough (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?" for other links between myself and 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 he would be restored to his former position in the king's Palace in three days. When used in parables, wine represents spiritual teachings. This parable shows that Jesus will be restored to his rightful position as a teacher with followers. Both of these dreams appear to relate to the present time (the three days represent 3000 years, but Jesus is resurrected at the start of the third day, 2000 years after his death). 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 seven year period refers to 2000 years (in accordance with other time periods in the book of Daniel – see the chapter entitled "The Time of the End"); they may refer to the same 2000
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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 storage, being kept for the present time. In the past, people have stuck to the Pauline form of the Christian religion 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 be at the heart of 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 (Genesis 41:46), much like Jesus was 30 years old when he started teaching (Luke 3:23), 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 did show Joseph that they had repented, especially Judah, whose name sounds like 'Judas', a reference to Mary Magdalene and Peter. 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.

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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 should give everything of ourselves to solve the problems of poverty in return for the spiritual food that we have received.

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Esther
This book in the Old Testament describes how the king of Persia replaced his queen with a 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. Using the idea that a day is like 1000 years to God, the 'seventh day' according to the Jewish calendar starts 200 years after the time of the end. The king's banquet represents the teaching of Jesus. The king was generous with the Royal wine (1:7). 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. This correlates with the idea that the teachings of Paul are replaced with the teachings of Jesus. Esther was one of many women who the king could choose from. She was a Jew. In verse 2:17, 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. In 3:8, 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 (reflecting that the priesthood 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 present a distorted view of the teachings of Jesus.

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Haman built gallows to hang Mordecai on. However, Mordecai was in the king's favour because he had previously succeeded in preventing an assassination attempt on the king by two of the king's Eunuchs (perhaps representing Simon Peter and Mary Magdalene). When the king 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 in this book 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 his teachings.

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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". Simon Peter is a car driver and I also hold a driving license. This provides evidence that the Old Testament is targeted at modern society.
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. Four wings may also refer to the process of "two becoming one". 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 and 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.

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1:12: "And they went every one straight forward and turned not when they went."

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 a car are in the top half of it. 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 4:5 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 seen the consequences of not following Jesus (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.

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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. 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 – it prophesies against false male and female prophets, who make up prophecy about the time of the end and 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." As mentioned in other chapters, Egypt refers to the Western nations, because the Egyptians oppressed the Israelites as described in the book of Exodus: 29:11: "For forty years nothing will live there." The number forty suggests that it refers to the same time period 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."

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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 people coming to life by following Jesus; it may also represent the resurrection. 37:10: "There were enough of them to form an army." This is the army that builds New Jerusalem, which should be built in a place called the Great Rift Valley. This could be the Valley of Dry Bones; 'dry' implies protection from the predicted plague in 2039. Chapters 40-48 describe the temple (or rather the city of New Jerusalem). There is mention of Palm trees in several verses (relating to 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 worked for their father for seven years to earn the right to marry 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, heart, mind, body and soul. 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, do not accuse anyone falsely and honour your parents). These correspond to Leah's sons. The other four are instructions for 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. The fact that they were the sons of slaves indicates that the Old Testament god (Satan) has played a significant role in preventing the Truth from setting people free. Jesus' commandments are represented by the the sons of Jacob's favourite wife, which relates to the idea that the teachings of Jesus supersede and replace the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Moses. The outline of the land of the tribes forms a picture of a head, shown on the next page.

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God has shaped the world to reflect the Word of God (even the two words sound the same). One might argue that all the map features in this book are just there by random; the chance of that is zero. If you want to find out, use a random map generator (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' 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). As shown in a separate chapter, I found a shape that resembled something in 19% of cases, but the potential pictorial parables were of very poor quality in comparison to those found on the map of the world. 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 religion. However, the traditional religions are Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism and folk religion. Chinese ceremonies and artifacts often involve dragons, and this also happens to be the shape of the country. China 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) sounds like a hybrid word of Dan(iel) and Mark (Gospel).

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The traditional religion of Japan is Shinto, a belief that everything in nature has a spirit associated with it. Japan has also been influenced by Buddhism and Confucianism. Japan is a high-tech country that is associated with electronics and engineering.

Bangladesh – A Man In Flames The capital is Dhaka (sounding like Darker). The population is extremely poor, and they are sin bearers. Bangladesh is an Islamic country.

Galapagos Islands – A Horse Sent To Inspect The Earth

Equator
In the book of 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.

Christmas Island - A Dog

'Dog' is the reverse spelling of 'God', and represents Satan. Christmas is associated with Santa, whose name sounds like Satan. Christmas represents consumerism and oppression of the poor.

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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. The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs hit the neck of this dog (Chicxulub, on the Yucatan Peninsula), and North America was worst affected by the impact. Russian/Alaskan Border – The Cold War

The border between Alaska and Russia looks like two fists pointing guns at the respective countries. This is reminiscent of the Cold War. Somalia – Seven Horns

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Somalia is in the shape of a number seven, and is situated on the horn of Africa. The seven plagues are introduced by angels with seven trumpets (Revelation 8:2). There are many more examples in the chapters entitled "Luke 21:21", "The Time of the End", "Old Testament Minor Prophets", "The Twelve Tribes" and "St. Paul – the False Apostle".

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Old Testament Minor Prophets
The Minor Prophets are a group of twelve small books at the end of the Old Testament. Despite being labelled 'minor', what they say has parablebased significance. Like the very long books written by the Major Prophets, all the books are relevant to current events. 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, many modern Christians think it is not the right time for the second coming of Jesus. 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." As described in the chapters entitled "Luke 21:21" and "City Planning: New Jerusalem", the "hills" refer to the mountain range on which we should build New Jerusalem (the "Temple"). The passage also refers to 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 in favour of following Jesus 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 has advocated following Jesus (rain represents true teaching about 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 than
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the old one, and there I will give my people prosperity and peace." – the wealth from the rich nations should 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.'" Jesus refers to dead people as being those who do not follow him (e.g. "let the dead bury their own dead" – Matthew 8:22). Priests are 'dead' people and anyone who listens to their teachings becomes 'defiled'. They also defile the spiritual food of Jesus. 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!" – this may refer to the misinterpretation of the Old and New testaments, and possibly this book. 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, representing a war against poverty and the ideologies that are in opposition to following Jesus. 5:8: "Into battle, men of Benjamin!" – the tribe of Benjamin represents us. 5:10: The "punishment" will be poured out "like a flood", relating to the plagues. 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',
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you say, 'is a fool. This inspired man is insane.' You people hate me so much because your sin is so great." Joel The book of Joel describes a devastating drought and plagues of locusts. Then 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," representing true teachings about Jesus. 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" – 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: "And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god." The wine relates to Holy Communion and the teachings of Paul. 2:11: "I chose some of your sons to be prophets and some of your young men to be Nazarites." Jesus came from Nazareth, which sounds like 'Nazarite'; in addition, Nazarites were particularly dedicated to God, indicating that the same is true of followers of Jesus. 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 (judgement by true standards) is this book.
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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 was 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 is associated with 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. 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. This whale incorporates everything that is opposed to following Jesus. Nahum You might be thinking from the story of Jonah that everything will be fine, because Nineveh did not get destroyed. Unfortunately, Nineveh got destroyed a bit later on in the book of Nahum. Nineveh was perceived to be cruel, arrogant and full of wealth. Nineveh was the capital city of Assyria, an enemy of Israel. In modern terms, the people of Israel represent those who Jesus came to teach about (they are mostly in Africa), and their 'enemies' (through the worship of Pauline theology and consumerism) 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 entitled "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 that means teaching people to follow him. Unfortunately, people are not taught to follow Jesus, and the nets that are worshipped are the church traditions that "provide them with the best of everything" (money). 1:17: "Are they going to use their swords for ever and keep on destroying nations without mercy?" This may refer 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." 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." Traditionally, a priest has a large house provided in addition to a wage.

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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, the book of Numbers says that she will suffer pain, otherwise she will be 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 this type of adultery will feel the 'pain'. Other people, especially those who lead lifestyles that are in line with following Jesus (e.g. foreign aid workers), should not feel the pain. Chapter 6 describes rules for the Nazarites. Nazarites 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 final teaching, Jesus represents those who are innocent dying because of the sins of others (see the chapter entitled "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 from poverty-related causes. Interestingly, the Nazarites were not supposed to drink any wine at all; this perhaps indicates who the people of God are – those who follow Jesus instead of attending churches and drinking Holy Communion 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 Nazarites, they are consecrated to the Lord. Jesus refers to people who do not follow him as being dead (e.g. "let the dead bury their own dead" – Matthew 8:22) and this is what is meant by a "corpse" in the passage above. The full implications of this are discussed in "Parables and General Issues" in the section about the Gospel of Thomas. 6:17-20 describes what happens when a Nazarite stops being a Nazarite (if they start attending church services). 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 Nazarite." 6:20: "After that the Nazarite 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
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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 paralleling 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. 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 entitled "Luke 21:21").

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Leviticus is the rule book for the Jews. I summarise these rules below: 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 this 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. There are regulations about the role of priests during these offering ceremonies. There are special regulations for ordaining a priest. There are more special rules for priests. There are certain animals that may not be eaten. Women must be purified after childbirth; giving birth to a female is stated to make a woman more 'unclean' than giving birth to a male (12:1-5). There are pages of regulations regarding skin diseases. 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. There are laws about forbidden sexual practices. There is a brief area of the book that agrees with the teachings of Jesus. 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." The crucially important commandment has been buried in endless pages of pointless laws. 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, got drawn into a quarrel and cursed the Old Testament god. They took him to Moses and he judged that the foreigner should be stoned to death. So much for their own commandment, "thou shalt not kill." After this, the "eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" law is established.
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There are regulations on money and loans. There are regulations on the release of slaves (which incorrectly implies that slavery is acceptable). Finally there are rules for special gifts to the Old Testament god. 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) and a high place for the minister to stand while he delivers his sermons. The church building should be decorated with lots of imagery, particularly stained glass windows. The church building should contain rows of uncomfortable wooden pews. The church building should 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 should take place as follows: The organ plays in the background as people enter. The minister and assistants enter and everyone stands 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 (the Collection) 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 the ordination of ministers. There is a hierarchy of ministers, with an Archbishop or Pope at the top. There are traditions that surround special ceremonies. For example, 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.
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Other special days include: Christmas day 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. Catholicism includes the concept of purgatory, and Catholics pray for the dead. I have hidden the second commandment of Jesus in the list of rules above. Did you notice it? Here's how it should really be: 1. Love the Lord with all your strength, heart, mind, body and soul. 2. Love your neighbour as yourself. The second commandment of Jesus is buried in Leviticus 19:18, which has parable-based significance. In 1918, the First World War ended. Wars like this are a consequence of burying the teachings of Jesus into rules and traditions such as those found in the Church.

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The story of the prophet Elijah is in the first book of Kings. He is also referred to at the end of the book 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 is identified with myself as described elsewhere in this book. 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 until he says so. Elijah was sent to a widow and managed to survive 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, but Elijah was able to revive him. At the beginning of chapter 18, the Old Testament god promises to send rain. This corresponds to the rain in the prophecy of Noah (true teachings about Jesus) that causes the flood (the water-based plagues). 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 (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 revealed to be Satanic. Elijah covered his sacrifice with water, which probably relates to the water-based plagues. The word 'heaven' is misused here because people used to believe that heaven was equivalent to outer space. Heaven is not a place, it is a future in which people follow Jesus. Then Elijah had to flee for his life from Jezebel (she represents Paul as discussed on the next page) and he barely had 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 there is the huge problem of poverty to tackle. After the forty day journey to Sinai, there was a wind, an earthquake and a fire. These represent the events of the time of the end.

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Jezebel represents Paul and his teachings: 1 Kings 18:13 Haven't you heard that when Jezebel was killing the prophets of the Lord I hid a hundred of them in caves, in two groups of 50, and supplied them with food and water? Jezebel persecuted the 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 people following the teachings of Paul. It is also why 'sex sex sex' sounds like '666', relating to the link between Pauline theology and conventional wisdom. 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.

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In 1 Kings 20:42, a prophet condemned Ahab for having been so distracted that a man escaped from him. This may refer to Christians who have been too busy to keep a close eye on Satan, and he 'escaped'. Ahab also tried to buy his way into a vineyard that was owned by a man called Naboth. Naboth refused to sell the vineyard to Ahab. 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 or force 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 religion; i.e. Satan (the spirit that stepped forwards) succeeded in deceiving everyone.

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Confucianism
Confucianism defines an ideal society to be one in which everyone knows their place. Instead of punishments for wrongdoing, this doctrine advocates a culture that is ingrained into the social consciousness, such that deviating from the accepted norm results in shame, and provides a deterrent for wrongdoing. The doctrine emphasizes the need for virtue, and progressing in society within the boundaries of authority. It advocates a hierarchical class system based on one's achievements, knowledge and wisdom. This type of thinking is particularly prevalent in Japan. The traditional religion of Japan is Shinto, which considers everything in nature to have a spiritual essence. It is related to Paganism and Shamanism. Shamanism involves beliefs and practices pertaining to communication with the spirit world. Japan is also influenced by Confucianism. For example, the Japanese bow to each other frequently, and the extent to which two people bow is dependent on their relative status in society. Redundancy or loss of status can lead to suicide due to the shame that it causes. Confucianism influenced the Samurai culture, the warrior caste of ancient Japan. If a Samurai warrior were dishonoured, he would cut open his stomach and kill himself. The idea of an honourable death still plays a part in modern Japanese society, and promotes suicide. Confucianism may also be to blame for a failure to help the poor in Japanese society. For example, the welfare system is poorly developed, and people are obliged to seek help from their families if they encounter financial difficulty. Receiving welfare is seen to be shameful. In one reported case, a woman did not apply for welfare and starved to death. Confucianism has also played a significant role in Chinese culture. China is a very old nation and has been influenced by three main theologies; Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. The Chinese culture also centers around folk religion and mythology, and their ceremonies and artifacts often involve dragons. The study of China is known as Sinology. Dragons and 'sin' have parable-based significance for the Chinese culture and theologies. The main Confucian texts are 'Confucian Analects', 'The Great Learning', 'The Doctrine of the Mean' and 'The Book of Mencius'. The Analects are a series of sayings attributed to Confucius around 500BC. The word 'mean' does apply to the application of this doctrine. Confucianism promotes accepting your place in society, and the effect on Chinese culture has probably made it more easy for the dictatorial government to remain in power. China is a communist nation, which means that most things are owned by the government. Religions are regulated by the authorities. The government actively seeks to stop any rebellion that may threaten the stability of its country and economy, and is dogged by accusations of human rights abuses. In addition, the overpopulation of China has led to strict laws about childbirth; children cannot be born without a birth permit, and this requires a marriage certificate. Without a birth permit, there is a large fine or a forced abortion, and there are allegations of forced sterilisations. There are fines for having more than one child. Many people
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cannot afford to pay the fines, and hide their child. These unregistered children are severely disadvantaged in Chinese society, and are more vulnerable to child trafficking gangs; there are an estimated 70,000 children abducted each year in China. Here are some verses from the Confucian Analects: Book 1, 2:2 "Filial piety and fraternal submission!-- are they not the root of all benevolent actions?" Emphasis is placed on knowing your place in society through relationships, particularly with family. The importance placed on family relations also led to the worship of ancestors. Book 1, 5-6 "The Master said, 'To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and sincerity; economy in expenditure, and love for men; and the employment of the people at the proper seasons.' The Master said, 'A youth, when at home, should be filial, and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all, and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies." Much of the text is about ruling over people, and promotes a society in which people are easier to rule over; emphasis is placed on respect and submission to those who are seen to be social superiors. Book 1, 8:3 "Have no friends not equal to yourself." Book 2, 3:1-2 "The Master said, 'If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try to avoid the punishment, but have no sense of shame. If they be led by virtue, and uniformity sought to be given them by the rules of propriety, they will have the sense of shame, and moreover will become good.'" A social culture is advocated to provide a deterrent for wrongdoing. Book 4, 5:1 "The Master said, 'Riches and honours are what men desire. If it cannot be obtained in the proper way, they should not be held. Poverty and meanness are what men dislike. If it cannot be avoided in the proper way, they should not be avoided.'" This advocates social progression within the boundaries of authority. Book 5, 15 "The Master said of Tsze-ch'an that he had four of the characteristics of a superior man:-- in his conduct of himself, he was humble; in serving his superiors, he was respectful; in nourishing the people, he was kind; in ordering the people, he was just.'"

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Book 6, 20 "Fan Ch'ih asked what constituted wisdom. The Master said, 'To give one's self earnestly to the duties due to men, and, while respecting spiritual beings, to keep aloof from them, may be called wisdom.' He asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, 'The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration;-- this may be called perfect virtue.'" Wisdom is defined to be doing your duties in society. Book 7, 6:1-4 "The Master said, 'Let the will be set on the path of duty. Let every attainment in what is good be firmly grasped. Let perfect virtue be accorded with. Let relaxation and enjoyment be found in the polite arts.'" Again, the importance of duty is emphasized. Book 9, 22 "The Master said, 'A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present? If he reach the age of forty or fifty, and has not made himself heard of, then indeed he will not be worth being regarded with respect.'" This emphasizes a need to make a name for yourself in society. Many people asked Confucius what 'perfect virtue' was and what constituted a 'superior man'. Every time he gave a different answer. Perhaps this is the source of a linguistic marker; 'Confucianism' sounds like 'confusion-ism': Book 12, 1:1-2 "Yen Yuan asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, 'To subdue one's self and return to propriety, is perfect virtue. If a man can for one day subdue himself and return to propriety, all under heaven will ascribe perfect virtue to him. Is the practice of perfect virtue from a man himself, or is it from others?' Yen Yuan said, 'I beg to ask the steps of that process.' The Master replied, 'Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety; make no movement which is contrary to propriety.' Yen Yuan then said, 'Though I am deficient in intelligence and vigour, I will make it my business to practise this lesson.'" Book 12, 2 "Chung-kung asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, 'It is, when you go abroad, to behave to every one as if you were receiving a great guest; to employ the people as if you were assisting at a great sacrifice; not to do to others as you would not wish done to yourself; to have no murmuring against you in the country, and none in the family.' Chung-kung said, 'Though I am deficient in intelligence and vigour, I will make it my business to practise this lesson.'" This verse looks like it contains the second commandment of Jesus, but this is misleading. By not putting a knife into my neighbour's chest, I am not doing to others what I
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would not wish to be done to myself, but this statement does not demand any positive action such as helping the poor. Book 12, 3:1-3 "Sze-ma Niu asked about perfect virtue. The Master said, 'The man of perfect virtue is cautious and slow in his speech.' Cautious and slow in his speech!' said Niu;-- 'is this what is meant by perfect virtue?' The Master said, 'When a man feels the difficulty of doing, can he be other than cautious and slow in speaking?'" Book 12, 4:1-3 "Sze-ma Niu asked about the superior man. The Master said, 'The superior man has neither anxiety nor fear.' 'Being without anxiety or fear!' said Nui;-- 'does this constitute what we call the superior man?' The Master said, 'When internal examination discovers nothing wrong, what is there to be anxious about, what is there to fear?'" Book 12, 9:1-4 "The Duke Ai inquired of Yu Zo, saying, 'The year is one of scarcity, and the returns for expenditure are not sufficient;-- what is to be done?' Yu Zo replied to him, 'Why not simply tithe the people?' 'With two tenths, said the duke, 'I find it not enough;-- how could I do with that system of one tenth?' Yu Zo answered, 'If the people have plenty, their prince will not be left to want alone. If the people are in want, their prince cannot enjoy plenty alone.'" This is a discussion about taxation and tithing in the context of government. Book 13, 10-12 "The Master said, 'If there were (any of the princes) who would employ me, in the course of twelve months, I should have done something considerable. In three years, the government would be perfected.' The Master said, 'If good men were to govern a country in succession for a hundred years, they would be able to transform the violently bad, and dispense with capital punishments. True indeed is this saying!' The Master said, 'If a truly royal ruler were to arise, it would still require a generation, and then virtue would prevail.'" The text continues to advocate a form of government. Book 17, 3 "The Master said, 'There are only the wise of the highest class, and the stupid of the lowest class, who cannot be changed.'" This demonstrates the views of the lower classes in the hierarchical classification system. Book 17, 25 "The Master said, 'Of all people, girls and servants are the most difficult to behave to. If you are familiar with them, they lose their humility. If you maintain a reserve towards them, they are discontented.'" In the hierarchical system of Confucianism, women were expected to be subordinate to their fathers, husbands and sons. In extreme cases,
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female babies were killed because male children were preferred. The painful practice of foot-binding for women was common in China, because men preferred it.

Book 20, 2:3 "Tsze-chang then asked, 'What are meant by the four bad things?' The Master said, 'To put the people to death without having instructed them;-- this is called cruelty. To require from them, suddenly, the full tale of work, without having given them warning;-- this is called oppression. To issue orders as if without urgency, at first, and, when the time comes, to insist on them with severity;-- this is called injury. And, generally, in the giving pay or rewards to men, to do it in a stingy way;-- this is called acting the part of a mere official.'" This implies that it is acceptable to put someone to death if you have previously instructed them, and also to oppress someone if you have given them warning that you are going to do so. In summary, Confucianism is a system of hierarchical class which serves to restrict the freedom of individuals in the interests of the society in which they live by promoting concepts like honour, virtue and shame. It advocates submission to those who are seen to be social superiors and older family members. However, it serves to create a society in which no one would want to live, thereby defeating the object of making a society that works well.

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Buddhism
Buddhists follow the teachings of the Buddha, who believed that the quest for enlightenment and freedom from re-birth is 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 a level of enlightenment that permits them to be freed from the cycles of re-birth (nirvana). This raises the theological question of why a Universe would be created to torture its subjects in virtually endless cycles of life and death. However, Buddhism does not claim that there is a god who created the Universe, and does not attempt to address this issue. Central to Buddhist teachings are the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path to enlightenment, leading to nirvana. The Four Noble Truths are: 1. All things are in a state of suffering. 2. This suffering is caused by desires and love of material possessions. 3. Escape from these desires is a prerequisite for inner peace. 4. The way to escape from these desires is by following the Nobel Eightfold Path. The Noble Eightfold Path is as follows: 1. Right understanding: understanding the four noble truths. 2. Right intention: one must renounce worldly life and enter a homeless state. 3. Right speech: one must consider others and abstain from lies, slander, abuse and gossip. 4. Right conduct: one must abstain from killing, stealing, lying, committing adultery and using intoxicants. 5. Right occupation: one must never accept a means of livelihood that could be considered questionable. 6. Right endeavor: one must strive after all that is good, and avoid that which is evil. 7. Right contemplation: one must learn to control the mind in meditation so that emotion is not allowed to disturb inner peace. 8. Right concentration: it is claimed that one can reach a stage where the mind is completely subject to one's will. This allows the mind to develop to stages beyond reasoning and to nirvana. 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.

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Additionally there are a further five precepts for those following a monastic life, although there are many more in the Vinaya (Buddhist monastical rule book): 6. Abstain from taking untimely meals. 7. Abstain from dancing, music, singing and watching grotesque mime. 8. Abstain from the use of garlands, perfumes and personal adornment. 9. Abstain from the use of high seats. 10. Abstain from accepting gold or silver. The main argument against Buddhist theology is a lack of emphasis on the need to serve others to reduce suffering; the only way to escape from suffering according to Buddhism is by achieving nirvana. The Buddhist response to the starvation and poverty in Africa is to continue meditating. Suffering in the world only serves to reinforce the First Noble Truth and the need for freedom from re-birth as the only perceived solution to this suffering. Buddhism promotes the false idea that suffering is an inevitable consequence of being alive and not following the teachings of the Buddha. The first precept, 'abstain from harming living beings,' does not require any positive action, and Buddhist theology does harm people by encouraging the sin of inaction. The concept of sin is absent from Buddhist teaching. In general, Buddhists are encouraged to give to charity, but the Four Noble Truths, Noble Eightfold Path and the precepts are focused on self-centred enlightenment and a personal escape from suffering. Much of the Buddhist scripture takes the form of parables. For example, there is a story about a woman whose only son had died and wanted the Buddha to resurrect him. The Buddha told the woman that this would be possible, but that it would need medicine made from mustard seed grains taken from every house in which no one had died. The woman could not find any houses where no one had died. The purpose of this parable is to illustrate the false idea that death and suffering is inevitable. I find that Buddhist thinking is very impractical. For example, 'I have toothache' is apparently a meaningless statement because 'I', 'have' and 'toothache' are not counted in the ultimate facts of existence. Someone who has toothache is likely to disagree with this line of thought. Zen Buddhism involves training the mind to exist without the need for reasoning by focusing on statements that have no logical answer; for example, "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" and, "If everything returns to the One, what does the One return to?" Zen Buddhism is claimed to help people gain self-knowledge in an attempt to understand the meaning of life directly, without being impeded by logic or language. Buddhism shares a similar set of terms to Hinduism. God is everywhere and leaves clues about false ideologies in language itself. More examples are in the chapters entitled "Parables and General Issues" and "Linguistic Markers".

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'Deva' – Buddhist term for god, but sounds like 'Devil'. 'Satori' – Pure awareness (sounds like Satan). 'Stupa' – Buddhist monument, sounds like stupor (drunk). 'Losar' – A fifteen day New Year ceremony that 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'. Another festival is Poson Day (this sounds like 'Poison Day'). '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'. 'Kusinara' – the place where the Buddha was cremated. 'Madhyamika' – a school of Buddhist thought. 'Bodhidharma' – the Buddhist monk thought to have introduced Ch'an Buddhism into China (this is known as Zen Buddhism in Japan). 'Kala Devala' – according to tradition, this Hindu sage recognised significant signs on the Buddha's infant body. There are six samsaric realms in the Tibetan wheel of life; except when used in the context of spiritual wisdom, the number six generally refers to something Satanic. The ceremony of the Buddha's birth (Hana Matsuri) involves a dream that the Buddha's mother had. She dreamed that there was a young white elephant (an English phrase for 'complete waste of time') with six tusks (the number six is used again) that descended into her womb. A picture of a celebratory white elephant is shown below. According to tradition, the Buddha was born on full moon day, and the link between the moon and sin is described in "Parables and General Issues". Many full moon days have significance in the life of the Buddha.

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Buddhism is a self-centered theology that is focused on enlightenment rather than serving others. The theology advocates that the freedom from re-birth is the only way to eliminate personal suffering. This concept is in opposition to the teachings of Jesus, which are directed towards reducing suffering by serving and helping others. Both the teachings of Jesus and those of the Buddha are directed against suffering. However, the teachings of Jesus offers a practical approach that has a genuine effect, whereas Buddhism relies on a false theology and therefore fails to reduce the level of suffering in the world.

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Hinduism
Hinduism is the religion of India, characterised by the belief in reincarnation and the need for enlightenment, and is related to Buddhism. However, unlike Buddhism, the religion incorporates millions of gods and places emphasis on the importance of acquiring wealth. Teaching Hindus about Jesus is difficult because the idea of following one God is alien to the Hindu way of thinking. In general, Hindus prefer to add an idol of Jesus ('Isha') to their collection of gods in preference to rejecting their own culture. In fact, Hindus make a good argument for not accepting the theology of the Church – they cannot accept a god who would damn all their ancestors to eternal hell 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. 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. This is why India and Pakistan only narrowly escaped nuclear conflict – being subject to Satan makes for an unpleasant existence, especially for those suffering because of 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 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. God is everywhere and perceives everything we do, but praying to an idol is a false ideology and is ineffective. 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).
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The Hindu Caste system still affects modern day India. It is a system of social class – opportunities in Indian society are dependent upon family origin. There are some people outside the Caste system; they are outcasts or 'untouchables'. The Caste system therefore creates a group of sin-bearers, who are 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% per 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. Like Buddhism, Hinduism supports the idea of reincarnation. People who have been evil in a previous life are thought to be reincarnated as an animal or an untouchable (chandala): Chandogya Upanishad 5.10.7: Those whose conduct here [on earth] has been good will quickly attain some good birth – birth as a brahmin, birth as a kshatriya, or birth as a vaisya. But those whose conduct here has been evil will quickly attain some evil birth – birth as a dog, birth as a pig or birth as a chandala.

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People who are born as untouchables are blamed for evil acts in a previous life. The same is true of people who are born with disabilities. Women are also perceived to have a lower status than that of men, and this is highlighted in the Code of Manu, which is accepted by most Hindus as the most complete expression of Hindu sacred law: Manu 5.151-154 Him to whom her father may give her, or her brother with the father's permission, she shall obey as long as she lives...Though destitute of virtue, or seeking pleasure elsewhere, or devoid of good qualities, a husband must be constantly worshipped as a god by a faithful wife. Manu 5.148-149 In childhood a female must be subject to her father; in youth to her husband; when her lord [husband] is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be independent. She must not seek to separate from her father, husband or sons. When Hindus marry, the bride's family is required to pay the husband a dowry. This has led to many women killing their female babies because they are too expensive. In modern times, where people can determine the gender of babies before birth, female children are frequently aborted. Indian authorities estimate that around five million female foetuses are aborted every year. Another problem is bride-burning, where husbands kill their wives to remarry and get a new dowry. According to CNN news (http://www.cnn.com/world/9608/18/bride.burn), Indian police say that they receive more than 2500 reports of bride-burning every year, often disguised as an accidents or suicides. God leaves a lot of clues around creation about the incorrect nature of ideologies other than following Jesus (see the chapters entitled "Parables and General Issues" and "Linguistic Markers" 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. 'Sat' – The first three letters of the word 'Satan' is the Hindu term for pure truth.

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'Sati' – The ritual suicide of a wife after her husband’s death in Hindu/Indian culture, thought to have been carried out by a small proportion of widows in ancient India. There are rare cases of this activity reported in modern India. 'Ashram' – A Hindu Temple, contains the word 'ash' (relating to death). 'Ashrama' – the stages of Hindu holy life. 'Sadhu' – Hindu holy man. Contains the word 'sad'. 'Sannyasin' – a wandering Hindu holy man. 'Madhva' – a famous Hindu philosopher. '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. Arguably, both stories relate to the information in this book. There is also a festival called Holi. It sounds like 'Holy' and celebrates the destruction of a female demon, paralleling the destruction of Pauline theology. The celebration involves burning effigies of demons in bonfires, dancing, music, walking round a specially erected pole and throwing coloured liquids and powders at people. In contrast to following Jesus, the Hindu religion is relatively easy to follow. One could argue that it is difficult to understand, but it is not demanding of people's time for those who do not want to spend much effort on it. Concepts of Satan and sin are absent, and the emphasis is placed on enlightenment and imagery. However, devout male followers may follow the four stage path of Hindu Holy life. At first, this is a relatively ordinary life, and emphasis is placed on the acquisition of wealth. Later, when the person becomes old, he renounces his wealth and goes to live in the forest and may eventually becomes a wandering Hindu holy man. Hindus suggest that there are four purposes to life: 1. 2. 3. 4. Dharma: righteousness or morality. Artha: prospering. Kama: love and sensual pleasure. Moksha: liberation from endless cycles of rebirth.

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1. Love the Lord with all your strength, heart, mind, body and soul. 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 makes the true Christian religion more difficult, challenging, worthwhile and genuine, gives a real purpose for life and has a tangible effect on poverty and other problems in the world. Hinduism has an ethical code: Ahimsa: do not harm anyone. Satya: do not lie. Asteya: do not steal. Brahmacharya: control of sexual energy; a stage of life for learning and purity. Aparigraha: do not be greedy. Saucha: cleanse yourself. Santosha: be content. Tapas: discipline yourself. Svadhyaya: study. Isvara Pranidhana: 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. Satan can decide to withdraw evil spirits if it is to his overall advantage. If he sees people practicing incorrect religions, he is capable of encouraging them by providing such an incentive. Vedics use astrology to predict the future. A horoscope (Horror Scope) uses information about the positions of celestial objects at the time of birth to predict a person's future and personality traits. In addition, possession by an evil spirit can sometimes allow people to predict the future. This is how false prophets arise and spawn new false religions; Islam is an example of demonic possession leading to the formation of a new religion. 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 stigma that surrounds the poor, causing widespread poverty and suffering among the Indian people.
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Islam
Islam was founded by Muhammad in 610AD and his revelations are recorded in the Koran. Muslims follow a set of traditions known as the Five Pillars, which are outlined by the Koran. Many Muslims also memorise the Koran, and Muslim males are circumcised at an early age. The Five Pillars of Islam are: Recitation of a very short creed several times a day, "There is no other god but God and Muhammad is the Prophet of God." Praying five times a day (the Koran demands regular prayer, e.g. 2:3). Annual alms giving (e.g. 2:43). Fasting during the month of Ramadan (2:185). Making a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime (2:196). Islam is the second most popular religion in the world (after Christianity), with about one billion followers. There are several reasons why the religion is so popular: The demands of the religion are straightforward, repeated several times and made very clear to Muslims. There is specific guidance for things like divorce (2:230) and dividing property between the relatives of people who have died (4:7-12). It defines a very specific lifestyle for its followers, and it is easy to know whether you are doing what the Koran says or not. This contrasts with other religions, which are often more difficult to understand and have vague, complex or unclear demands. Islam is appealing to many people because it does not require that they should think about any issues (in fact the opposite is true; it suppresses freedom of thought by creating repetitive rules that become habits; no thought is required when people become accustomed to following them). However, to have freedom, we have to think for ourselves. The scripture is relatively short and repetitive. There is much less information in the Koran than the scriptures for religions such as Hinduism or Christianity. The Koran acts as a complete revelation, and does not encourage people to get additional information elsewhere. Originally, Islam was appealing to women over native Arab Pagan beliefs. According to the footnote in the Koran translated by Abdel Haleem (used throughout this chapter) for verse 58:2, Pagan wives could be divorced with a word and would not be allowed to remarry. The Koran gives greater marriage rights to women (2:229), while still oppressing them in verses such as 2:228 (which says that husbands have a degree of right over their wives), 4:11 (which gives women
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reduced inheritance rights), 4:34 (which encourages men to hit their wives) and 24:31 (the origin of the Islamic head-scarf). The religion is particularly appealing to men. It has been designed to appeal to hierarchical masculinity, with Allah as the dominant male: The Koran permits divorce (e.g. 4:20), remarriage (e.g. 33:37) and polygamy (e.g. 4:3), which appeals to male sexuality. It is against adultery (e.g. 17:32) and immorality (e.g. 4:15 and 4:24); this also appeals to men because it conveys ownership of women. The head scarf is an outward sign of a woman who is owned by a man (no other man is even allowed to look at her). In addition, the Koran specifies that women must promise not to lie about who fathers their children (60:12). Protectiveness and the desire to own women stems from the genetic need for a man to father his own children and pass on his genes to the next generation. Women suspected of adultery can be challenged to ask Allah to abandon them if they lie about it (24:7; this is similar to a test in the Old Testament book of Numbers, chapter 5). For women who have committed adultery and really believe in Islam, this means a choice between being hit 100 times (24:2) or facing the agonizing torment threatened by the Koran (e.g. 3:21 and 4:14). The Koran appeals to male aggression and violent emotion; there are many verses that demand fighting. Male hierarchies can be seen in many species. Nature is usually organised so that males fight each other for mating rights with a large group of females; monogamy is relatively unusual, because it does not serve evolution to the same extent. However, even in monogamous human cultures, male hierarchies are still present. They are present in general social settings, the family and the workplace. Men often form groups to hunt for sex (e.g. in nightclubs) and attack individual male threats (e.g. bullying), often under the leadership of a single dominant male. This male may be the most sociable, the funniest, the bravest, the richest, the strongest or the most capable, and looks after his group of subservient men. Male social groups have benefits for both the dominant male and the subservient males. For example, men submit to other men to gain promotions in the workplace. This relationship exists between Allah (the dominant male) and his followers (subservient males). Allah declares himself to be the best protector (e.g. 22:78), and his masculinity is also designed to appeal to women. Allah proclaims himself to be an all-powerful benevolent god who gives his followers favours such as life, livestock and prosperity (e.g. 16:111). Allah is so powerful that he can do as he pleases, and if he doesn't like what people do, then he threatens to throw them into the fire of hell for an eternal and painful torment (e.g. 22:57). Allah does what he wants, including giving contradictory food restrictions to Jews and Muslims (6:146 and 16:118), arbitrarily guiding just a small section of the population (e.g. 13:31), creating disasters when he wants to test or punish
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people (e.g. 2:155), and claims to be able to wipe out the whole of creation if he feels like it, and replace it with a completely different one (14:19). Allah constantly complains that humans are very ungrateful for his benevolence (e.g. 22:66). There are many features of Allah that portray him as a dominant male: His general attitude is that of a powerful and irresponsible male dictator. For example, he claims to be all-knowing and all-seeing (e.g. 8:53), carefully monitors people to see if they follow his laws (e.g. 3:153) and says that he keeps a comprehensive record of their activities (e.g. 50:4). The Koran's description of a spiritual Big Brother resembles the Stasi secret police in East Germany after the Second World War. He has an army of angels to spy on people, and they will be the ones to accuse people on the Last Day (50:21). Allah is portrayed as a very generous god (e.g. 16:1-11), who is very merciful and forgiving (e.g. 1:1), but will not tolerate Muslims worshipping other gods (e.g. 4:116). He constantly complains about ingratitude (e.g. 2:243) and is willing to punish people (e.g. 10:50). "We gave them this, we gave them that, but they were ungrateful so we killed them all" is a sentiment that is repeated many times in many different ways (e.g. 17:69 and 34:16-17). However, both men and women associate with this style of thinking, because this is how powerful dictatorial men behave. Allah's army of thousands of angels are said to be available to help people to fight his cause (3:125 and 8:9). However, later in the Koran, people start complaining to Muhammad that they do not appear (15:7). It is a false statement – no angels are available to fight the battles of Muslims. Allah claims to help Muslims on many battlefields (9:25); this is not true – military strength comes from training and equipment. For example, the American forces were able to overcome Islamic Iraqi forces relatively easily. Similarly, Allah claims to be a protector of his followers (e.g. 2:286). This does not explain why non-Islamic Western nations control most of the world's wealth. The relative poverty of Islamic countries is partially due to the Islamic theology. The Koran advocates archaic punishments, a lack of freedom, a ban on lending money (2:276), and directing people's time into prayer, reducing their ability to create wealth. It shows that verses such as "wrongdoers [non-Muslims] never prosper" (12:23) are false statements. The Koran states that there is a rank in heaven (e.g. 6:132), and that there are seven heavens in total (e.g. 17:44). Allah says that he can give you power (e.g. 35:10) and prosperity (e.g. 5:100) or an eternity of painful and humiliating torment (e.g. 22:57). He claims to have absolute power over your life (e.g. 16:70), and attempts to become your absolute dictator. He says that there will be no one there to help people if they are thrown into hell (e.g. 3:192 and 29:25), which encourages people to take all the 'help' they can get
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from the Koran. He says that the unguided know nothing (2:170), whereas those who are guided by the Koran are claimed to be able to distinguish between right and wrong (2:185). Allah requires a huge amount of lip-service to ensure that you are showing gratitude. A real dictator would also require this. A Muslim is required to pray five times a day, sleep little (51:17), and repeat a short creed throughout the day. Prayer can last for up to two-thirds of the night (73:20). The "prescribed alms" take the form of taxes (they are paid to the Islamic authorities). This is different from normal giving where a person can choose how to spend their money. The rates are 2.5% of savings and business revenues per year, plus 5-10% of a harvest. There is no real difference between the alms and Western social welfare systems, since the money for both of these are collected through taxation (the graph in the chapter entitled "Tracing Sin to Death" shows that more than one quarter of British tax revenues go into social protection). Muslims must fight his battles for him (e.g. 4:101, 8:39, 9:14, 9:41 and 47:4). Jihad is a war against a society which holds a different set of beliefs from Islam, particularly if members of that society persecute Muslims; all Muslims are called to fight all members of that society if Jihad is justifiable from the Koran. The incentive for doing so is the promise of eternal happiness (e.g. 3:169). In addition, the Koran claims that the time of a person's death is predestined, such that it is unaffected by abstaining from fighting (3:154, 3:168, 6:2, 7:34 and 33:16). This is another false idea. The life expectancy of Muslims in countries such as Pakistan are around the world average, yet the Koran demands that they kill British people because our armed forces are fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. If the Koran were telling the truth about the predestined death of Muslims, then their life expectancy should be much shorter. The Koran encourages people to threaten those who refuse to fight with hell (9:81). Abrogation is where a verse in the Koran can invalidate another one that has a contradictory meaning. I have not taken abrogation into account because different Islamic scholars have different interpretations. Some think that peaceful verses abrogate violent ones, and some think that the opposite is true. For example, some people believe that verse 9:5 invalidates peaceful verses such as 2:256 ("there is no compulsion in religion"). 9:5: "When the [four] forbidden months are over, wherever you encounter the idolaters, kill them, seize them, besiege them, wait for them at every lookout post; but if they turn [to God], maintain the prayer and pay the prescribed alms, let them go on their way, for God is most forgiving and merciful."

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This verse is sometimes called the 'sword verse', and it instructs Muslims to kill any non-Muslims who refuse to worship Allah. Abrogation stems from Muhammad himself, because he would change his revelations over time. This may be because he was told to do this, or because he forgot parts of the text. Allah claims that he causes some revelations to be forgotten in 2:106, and Islamic scholars also use 16:101 to justify abrogation. Some Islamic scholars do not believe that any verses have been abrogated, and this is how I read the Koran. Allah creates arbitrary rules to distinguish people who are destined for heaven from those who are destined for hell. This accentuates his all-powerful nature, and his freedom to do what he wants. He gives conflicting dietary restrictions to Jews and Muslims. In 16:118, the rules for the Jews are claimed to be inferior, which implies that the Koran is a source of more accurate information than the Old Testament. The main difference between a Muslim and a Westerner is prayer and fasting, because both give alms through taxation. Why should prayer and fasting make one person worthy of eternal happiness, while a lack of prayer and fasting consigns a person to an eternal painful torment? The rules set out by the Koran act as an unfair and unreasonable method to discriminate between people, and they justify neither the threats of hell nor the promised benefits of heaven. The same can be said for the rules set out by St. Paul for Christians – the ability to believe that someone died on a cross and the ability to sing in a church do not justify any favourable treatment by God over anyone else. In addition to creating arbitrary rules, Allah also views different sins with different degrees of disdain. Adultery and theft have severe punishments (24:2 and 5:38), persecution of Islam is stated to be worse than killing (2:217), idolatry and rejecting Muhammad cannot be forgiven (e.g. 4:116 and 9:80), but other sins such as food restrictions are not policed as strictly (5:3); some sins are accompanied by the phrase 'God is most merciful and forgiving' (e.g. killing: 28:15-16), which implies that people can sin in certain ways and expect to be forgiven. There are many people who Allah does not love, which contrasts with the message of Jesus. Allah does not love people who overstep the limits (2:190), people who ignore Muhammad (3:32), evildoers (3:57), the treacherous (4:107), those who sin (4:107), the arrogant (16:23), the unfaithful (22:38), the ungrateful (22:38), people who spread corruption (28:77) or the boastful (31:18). He does not guide everyone (e.g. 13:31), and he gives conflicting laws to Jews and Muslims. Despite the poor laws given to Jews, the Koran says that they wronged themselves (16:118). Wronging yourself is another phrase repeated throughout the Koran (e.g. 30:9), and creates the impression that the refusal to follow Islam is the equivalent of selfinjury. In fact the opposite is true; following Islam is the equivalent of
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self-injury because Islam oppresses Muslims. The dictatorial, dominant, all-powerful and threatening Allah creates a psychological prison for his followers. Despite provoking many of its followers to war, the religion is much more damaging to Muslims than to anyone else. The suffering it creates is partially self-inflicted and partially inflicted by Islamic governments that mirror the attitudes of Allah, and carry out his punishments. The psychological prison is created using repetitiveness. All of the main themes in the Koran are repeated several times, including Bible stories about punishment, threats of a painful torment (e.g. 9:79), the idea that Allah is an all-knowing, all-powerful entity (e.g. 9:78) and that Satan is their sworn enemy (e.g. 2:168). The repetitive nature of the book implants the Koran's threatening message deep within the psyche of the reader. Muslims are warned again and again about the threat of an eternal and painful torment. They are told again and again to pray, fast and give alms. This effect is made even worse by the tradition of memorising the text; children are taught to do this in Islamic schools. Memorising text requires that it be recited many times, so an average Muslim will be warned thousands of times of a painful and humiliating torment for not following Islam. The repetitive nature of the religion is also expressed by the Five Pillars. The Koran advocates that people should sleep little and pray a lot (51:17-18), and admires some followers for praying for up to two thirds of the night (73:20). Such long prayers are certain to be repetitive to fill in the time. Muslims are also required to recite a short creed several times a day, to reaffirm their belief that Muhammad is the prophet of Allah. The Five Pillars become habitual because they are performed so often, and habits are very difficult to break. The result is that people spend a huge amount of time performing rituals and memorising the text, and are kept as prisoners by the Koran. The threat of a painful torment is not hypothetical, because the Koran creates violent laws with which to subjugate the Islamic people, reinforcing the psychological prison it creates. For example, it declares that the punishment for theft is to cut off a person's hands (5:38). The punishment for persecution is cutting off a hand and foot, crucifixion or banishment from the land (5:33). Persecution does not need to be a physical act – it can include blasphemy, such as saying something against Muhammad. At the time of writing, a British teacher in Sudan was arrested for blasphemy and given a prison sentence because she allowed a seven-year old pupil to name a teddy bear 'Muhammad'. The punishment for adultery is to be hit 100 times (24:2). Other violent laws include the eye for an eye punishment from the Old Testament (5:45), vengeance killing (17:33) and it encourages men to hit their wives (4:34). It promotes cruelty to animals by requiring that they be bled to death (6:145), and some translations of the Koran encourage animal sacrifices (e.g. 22:32). The Koran implicitly accepts slavery (e.g. 2:221). Like Pauline theology, the Koran constantly justifies itself. It says that Satan is the sworn enemy of Muslims on many occasions (e.g. 6:142), implying that the source of the Koran is not Satan. It uses Bible stories to
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show that other messengers of God have been persecuted and doubted just like Muhammad. It also claims that Muhammad was predicted by earlier scriptures, and quotes Jewish acceptance of him as their promised Messiah (26:196-197). However, it fails to mention that this was the role of Jesus. Instead, the Koran falsely quotes Jesus saying that Muhammad would come after him (61:6) and implies that Jesus would not disdain a messenger of god such as Muhammad (4:172). In fact, Jesus warned against the coming of false messiahs and prophets such as Muhammad (e.g. Mark 13:6). The Koran implies that believing its message is using reasoning (10:100), and that people have been given clear proof of its validity (3:86) despite Muhammad not producing any miracles (13:7). It challenges followers of other religions to provide proof for their religions (18:15) and insists that the Koran could only have been devised by God (10:37). There is evidence to suggest that the Koran has a supernatural origin, but this does not mean that it has come from God; critics of Muhammad suggested that he was possessed (44:14), which is supported by the observations that were made when he received his revelations. People heard a humming noise around Muhammad when he was receiving his revelations, and he would sweat even on cold days. Muhammad could not read; he was not educated and would not have been able to invent a theology as complex as Islam. The Koran refers to the Old Testament on numerous occasions, even to very obscure stories such as David and the little ewe lamb in chapter 38 (the corresponding reference in the Bible is the second book of Samuel, chapter 12). The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and would have been virtually inaccessible to an illiterate Arab. Muhammad had a disturbed childhood. His father died before he was born and his mother died when he was six years old. He went into the care of his grandfather who died when Muhammad was eight. He then went into the care of his uncle, who was a trader. Muhammad was taken on trade missions, and did not have a stable home life. Muhammad also became a trader, and for the first time, he would have had some stability in his life. It therefore seems very unlikely that he would have invented the Koran, because it served to bring him persecution and instability. He became married to a woman who was fifteen years older than him. They married when he was 25 and she was 40, which suggests two things; (a) that he was looking for a new mother, seeking some stability that he never had during his childhood. This strongly suggests that he would not have sought to create a new religion. (b) that he was easily to manipulate; men usually marry women who are younger than themselves, because their primary motivation is sex, and younger women are generally thought to be more attractive (from a genetic perspective, younger women are preferred because they are more likely to bear healthy children, increasing the chance for a man to pass on his genes to the next generation). Becoming married to a much older woman suggests naivety and susceptibility to manipulation. Similarly, he would have been an easy target for Satan to manipulate.

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The Koran came directly from Satan, who posed as the Angel Gabriel. He commanded Muhammad to recite three times, and squeezed him hard when Muhammad said that he could not read. Satan then told him to memorise the text. This is the origin of modern day memorising of the Koran. It makes the Koran unusual, because most scriptures are written by people rather than Satan dictating scripture directly. Another example of pure Satanic scripture is Pauline theology, and there are some similarities between the Koran and Paul's letters. The Koran is not prophetic in nature, despite the assertion that Muhammad is a Prophet. The text is too straightforward and repetitive to have a depth of hidden meaning. The only prophecy is a Day of Judgement (e.g. 14:48-50 and 40:18), an earthquake (e.g. 22:1), a trumpet (27:87) and a few signs for the time of the end (54:1, 69:14 and 75:8-9). The bulk of the text is as follows: The nature of Allah, as an all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful god. The threat of a painful torment contrasted with the promise of heaven. The theme of punishment for disobedience and idolatry. Muhammad as a new messenger in a long line of messengers (e.g. 6:84 and 33:7). The persecution of Muhammad being similar to the persecution of people like Jesus (2:87). The Five Pillars. Fighting and killing persecutors. The Old Testament stories and related Arabic stories. The Arabic stories (e.g. 7:73-79 and 7:85-93) are used to imply that Allah has been active before Muhammad in Arabic communities in addition to Jewish communities. This assertion is stated in 3:137. The Old Testament stories are referred to and retold on a number of occasions. There are several reasons for doing this: Abraham is held up as a man with perfect faith (e.g. 2:130, 3:95, 4:125, 6:161 and 19:41), hence Muslim males are circumcised, a painful ritual that emphasizes the suffering inflicted by the Koran. The Koran gains credibility from the Old Testament Bible stories. However, there is a recurring theme that Allah has moved away from the Jews because of their idolatry and the rejection of messengers that were sent to them (e.g. 5:70-71 and 5:78-81) and makes negative statements about Jews and Christians (e.g. 5:51, which calls them wrongdoers).
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The Bible stories are used to re-iterate Koranic themes, and several stories with similar meanings are often found together (e.g. chapters 26, 37 and 51 of the Koran): The story of the flood of Noah is used to imply that idolatrous people were killed (e.g. 7:64), and supports the Koran's assertion that Allah is willing to punish idolatry. The story of the Golden Calf is used to emphasize the idolatry of the Jews. Allah implies that the Jews broke their covenant (e.g. 4:153-161) and has turned to the Arabs for more faithful worshippers. The story of the plagues against Egypt is used to create the impression that Allah has the power to punish people who do not believe messengers like Moses and Muhammad (e.g. 7:127-136 and 8:52). Sodom is claimed to have been destroyed because of homosexual immorality (e.g. 7:80-81). Lot is emphasized as a messenger for the people of Sodom, but he is not portrayed as a messenger in the Bible. Elijah (37:123), Jonah (37:139) and Joseph (40:34) are also used as examples of messengers like Muhammad. The story of Job and the restoration of his wealth is used as a sign of Allah's mercy (38:43). Stories about the persecution of Jesus (e.g. 2:87) and the disbelief of Moses (e.g. 40:24 and 51:39) are told to discourage people from doing the same to Muhammad. The story of creation is used to emphasize the power of Allah, the origin of Satan and the results of Adam's sin that came from listening to Satan (e.g. 7:22). The Old Testament characters are quoted to have made Koranic statements. This serves to repeat the Koran's messages in addition to gaining credibility by implying that the theology has existed for hundreds of years. For example, Moses is quoted to have warned people not to lie about God (20:61), which is emphasized by the Koran as being one of the worst sins (e.g. 11:18). In 12:5, Jacob is quoted to have said, "Satan is man's sworn enemy," which is stated elsewhere in the Koran (e.g. 2:168). In 12:38, Joseph is quoted to have mentioned man's ingratitude to God, which is a recurring Koranic theme (e.g. 39:7). In 12:83, Jacob is quoted to have said that God is all-knowing and all-wise (also found in 4:24). Jesus is quoted to have supported Koranic alms-giving (19:31). In fact, Jesus teaches people to give up what they have and follow him (e.g. Mark 10:21), so followers of Jesus cannot afford to pay alms.
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Aspects of the Old Testament stories are told in greater specific detail in the Koran, perhaps to give the impression that the Koran is more accurate than the Old Testament. It includes many adjectives to describe personality traits such as "walking shyly" (28:25) and "a strong, trustworthy man" (28:26), which are not found in the Old Testament. The Old Testament only describes what people do, and does not give details about their personalities. There are some minor differences between the Koran's version of events and those in the Bible, and the Koran sometimes creates new stories about the Old Testament characters (e.g. 18:71). One unlikely story is that of Joseph, who the Koran claims to have been proven innocent, but was then thrown into prison (12:35). Other false ideas in the Koran include the army of angels that fight for Muslims, the idea that a Muslim's time of death will not be affected whether they fight or not, and the idea that non-Muslims never prosper. In addition, Solomon's illness (38:34) is not mentioned in the Bible. Solomon is a major character in the Bible; if he had been ill, then it would be expected to have been recorded like king Hezekiah's illness (2 Kings 20:1). Another provably false statement is 29.41, which says that a spider's home is the frailest of all houses; in fact, spider silk is as strong as steel, more elastic and less dense. Despite referring to the Old Testament stories, the Koran is not included in a book with the Old Testament like the Gospels are. This is perhaps because the Koran implies that the Jewish Law is less accurate. The Gospels may not be included because the Koran states that Jesus was specifically for the Jews (e.g. 43:59). Throughout the Koran, there are positive statements that encourage people to do good. Allah must be seen to be a just god, otherwise the religion would be rejected. The positive statements include: The need to give alms and promoting charitable giving (e.g. 9:60). Defending the rights of orphans and the poor (e.g. 2:83). However, in some verses, there are alternatives to doing these things. Verses 2:83, 2:177, 2:215, 4:8, 4:36, 8:41 and 59:7 tell people to help their close relatives, orphans and the poor. In general, people would choose to help close relatives in preference to helping others who may be in greater need. In addition, fasting is stated to be an alternative to feeding the hungry. For example, 2:184 says that fasting is better than feeding a needy person and 5:89 states that fasting for three days is an alternative to feeding ten people or freeing a slave. 58:4 states that two months of fasting is the equivalent of feeding sixty people. Feeding the hungry is also specified to be for the redemption for the sins of breaking an oath (5:89) and a pagan divorce (58:4); therefore, feeding the hungry is a public declaration that you have sinned, and most people would choose to fast in private in preference to doing this. A pagan divorce became a thing of the past, but the association between the redemption for sin and feeding the hungry has remained in the Koran. It discourages people from feeding the hungry even if people have not sinned.

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The Koran constantly emphasizes the need for forgiveness from Allah, when forgiveness is only relevant for interactions between people. In addition, the Koran implies that the only person that you can wrong is yourself. The true nature of sin is omitted; instead there is a set of arbitrary rules, with penalties (such as fasting) for breaking them. Jesus is mentioned many times in the Koran. The Koran does not deny Jesus himself, but it does deny things that are of particular importance to followers of Paul. For example, it says that Allah has no children (e.g. 6:100, 10:68, 19:88, 21:26, 72:3 and 112:3), that there is no Trinity (4:171 and 5:73), that there is nothing joined to or partners with God (e.g. 16:3, 30:33, 35:40 and 39:65), that Jesus was not the Messiah (e.g. 5:17 and 5:72), and that he was only mortal (5:75). The Koran claims that Jesus made a bird out of clay, breathed on it and turned it into a real bird (e.g. 5:110). A miracle like this would have been very memorable, but has not been recorded in any of the Gospels, strongly suggesting that it is another false statement. Jesus did perform many other miracles (for example, he walked on water, turned water into wine, healed people and raised them from the dead), whereas Muhammad produced no miracles. The Koran claims that the Jews thought that Ezra was the son of God (9:30), although there is no evidence for this in the book of Ezra; the Koran compares the Jews and Ezra with Christians and Jesus. It does not deny that Jesus was created without a father, but it does deny that God was his father; verse 19:35 claims that God says 'Be' and it is, and no family relationship is present. Lying about God is portrayed to be the worst thing someone can do (11:18); since churchgoers claim that they worship the Son of God, then Muslims view them to be lying about God and are therefore deemed to be Satanic. Similarly, 59:16 claims that it is Satan who tells Muslims not to believe in Allah. The Koran is particularly offensive to Catholics (Catholicism was the official Christian religion when the Koran was written). It makes an implied criticism of the worship of Mary as an equal to God (a Catholic practice), and quotes Jesus denying that he is the Son of God (5:116). However, it is not important that Muslims do not believe that Jesus was the Son of God; it is not his identity, but his teachings that are important. His commandment "love your neighbour as yourself" is an all allencompassing statement that is far superior to the advice given by the Koran. The Koran does not try to deny the teachings of Jesus; it omits them completely and sidelines him as an example sent by God specifically for the Jews (e.g. 43:59) to verify the Old Testament (e.g. 5:46). The activities of Jesus are therefore claimed to be identical to the purpose of the Koran, which also draws reference to the Old Testament, includes some of its teachings (e.g. an eye for an eye) and is given to another group of people. The idea that Jesus came only for the Jews is a false argument that is evident from the popularity of Jesus with non-Jews throughout the world. When Muhammad received his revelation, Christianity had been accepted by the non-Jewish Roman Empire. Muslims sometimes quote Mathew 5:17, 10:5 and 15:24 to support their viewpoint. Matthew was a Jew, so his Gospels are biased towards Jews. The same is not true of the Gospel
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of Luke, who was a Gentile. A Gentile Gospel is evidence that Jesus was not restricted to the Jews, and Jesus sent his followers to non-Jewish villages (e.g. Luke 9:52). The Koran is directed against Jesus through its teachings against any form of idolatry, especially where anything is associated with God as an equal. It also warns that Satan threatens Muslims with the prospect of poverty (2:268), which comes as a result of following Jesus (give up what you have, sell your possessions, give the money to the poor and follow him – e.g. Mark 10:21). By contrast, the Koran emphasizes that Muslims should strive in Allah's path with their possessions (9:20 and 9:41). It also denies the nature of sin (53:38) and incorrectly states that Christians offer to bear the sins of others in 29:12. Those who follow Jesus are not asking to bear the sins of others; teaching people to follow Jesus means that they can participate in an ideal human society. It also means that people who would have suffered due to the sins of others are no longer oppressed. However, the main benefit for followers of Islam is to be free from the oppression that is caused by the Koran itself. There are many associations made between Satan and non-Muslims. For example, 43:62 says that Satan is the sworn enemy of Muslims in the middle of a passage that talks about Jesus. However, Satan is quoted as saying that he would not test followers of Islam (15:40-42). This reinforces the false idea that anything non-Islamic is Satanic (16:63). The Koran correctly points out that Christians invented the monastic life (57:27), which has led to some Muslims suggesting that Paul is the most likely source of the Christian Antichrist. However, Christians have discounted this possibility because the Koran is offensive to their beliefs. There is a parable in the Koran involving the number of the beast. Revelation 13:18 states that the number of the beast is 616 or 666, depending on the version of the Bible. There is one substantial line of evidence involving the number 616 that questions the validity of the Koran. Muhammad received his revelation in 610AD (616 years after the birth of Christ) and declared himself to be a prophet of Allah in 616AD. In addition, verse 61:6 of the Koran is as follows: "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.'" These two prominent instances of 616 provide substantial evidence against the validity of the Koran. A calculation in the chapter entitled "Parables and General Issues" estimates that these two instances of the number of the beast have a one in 2.5 million chance of occurring at random. Since Satan wrote the Koran, this parable has been placed deliberately along with many factual errors in the text of the Koran. This emphasizes that God and Satan are actually the same entity, which is discussed elsewhere in this book. Some people might find it shocking that God and
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Satan are the same, but he clearly did not enter the world by accident, and the idea that he was banished here is an idea propagated by Satan himself. The main purpose of Satan is to reduce suffering in the long term by giving real-life examples of the damaging effects of false ideas. It also gives a manifestation of evil to fight against, and should promote the stability of a free society that follows Jesus. In addition, people can blame Satan for much of the suffering in our society. This absorption of blame is a form of loving your neighbour as yourself from the perspective of God, because it means that we should be less inclined to blame each other for suffering, making the process of forgiveness easier. There are other parables that indicate that Islam is a false theology: There are chapters in the Koran named after the Arabic letters Sin and Sad. The linguistic marker 'mad' (indicating demonic possession) is present in Muhammad, Ahmad (a popular Islamic name) and Madinat al-Nabi (the city of Muhammad). In the Battle of Badr, Muslims defeated the Meccan army. 'Badr' contains the linguistic marker 'bad'. Allahabad is a city in India, and sounds like 'Allah is bad'. Similarly, the capital city of Pakistan is Islamabad. Sijjin (83:7) sounds like 'sin' and Illiyyin (83:18) contains the marker 'ill'. These places are stated to contain the lists of good and bad people. The Pagan Arabs worshipped Sirius, which is discussed in the chapter entitled "Parables and General Issues" as a representation of Satan. Allah claims to be the Lord of Sirius (53:49). Mosques (Islamic places of worship) are covered with geometric patterns, reflecting mathematical precision that could be associated with conventional wisdom (666). 'Mosque' sounds like 'mosquito', a blood-sucking parasitic insect. The symbol of Islam is the moon, which is strongly associated with sin as described in the chapter entitled "Parables and General Issues".

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In conclusion, the Koran is a satanic response to the Gospel message. It is similar to the Old Testament, but with much greater emphasis on prayer and fasting. The Koran is directly responsible for a high level of suffering and oppression among its followers due to the time-consuming prayers and harsh punishments for breaking Islamic laws.

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Sikhism
Sikhism was founded in India by Guru Nanak in the 15th century. Guru Nanak is thought to have had a spiritual experience that led to him becoming a spiritual teacher. He was disillusioned by Muslim and Hindu intolerance and inequality, and pronounced that there is neither Hindu nor Muslim, only man; he taught that all people are God's children. He attempted to unify the two religions, and used both Muslim and Hindu clothes while preaching. In addition, the Sikh Holy Book (Guru Granth Sahib), uses vocabulary from the languages of the two religions. Guru Nanak rejected the Hindu Caste system and believed in only one God. However, he maintained the Hindu belief in reincarnation. The goal of Sikhism is spiritual peace and liberation achieved through freedom from re-birth and unity with God. Sikhs believe that a their conduct in previous lives affects their current and future lives. Guru Nanak's teachings led to the formation of the Guru Granth Sahib. This 1430 page long poetic book focuses on Sikh beliefs, spirituality and the nature of the Sikh god. The book is not dogmatic, and traditions such as leaving one's hair uncut were introduced later by Guru Gobind Singh. Sikhs treat the book as a living Guru, and it usually has its own private room. The rejection of the Caste system led to Sikhs adopting the surnames Singh (Lion) for men and Kaur (Princess) for women; in Indian society, these names were of high Caste ranking. Worship also involves a free communal meal to which both men and women are welcomed, promoting sexual equality. Guru Nanak was opposed to the tradition of Sati, where Hindu women voluntarily burned themselves alive on the funeral pyres of their husbands. Sikhs believe in religious tolerance to the extent that they are prepared to defend their own beliefs and those of others by force. This is an example of defending the freedom of people to sin, which may lead to others being oppressed. However, true freedom implies that people should be able to choose whether or not to sin. Therefore, defending the right of a person to sin is justified, providing that they are taught the nature of sin and how it causes suffering. However, if people do chose to sin, then the onus should be on defending the rights of the people who are sinned against; Sikhs do this by providing an alternative to the Hindu Caste system. Therefore, the Sikh approach to defending the freedom of religious expression is justified; Sikhism defends the rights of someone to be a Hindu while not supporting Hinduism itself, and at the same time shows people why Hinduism is false and defends the rights of those who are oppressed by it. However, it is unfortunate that many Hindus may have rejected Sikhism because of the requirement to keep their hair uncut (this is an open invitation for persecution, because it makes Sikhs look very different to everyone else). The Sikh community became more militant under the leadership of Guru Gobind Singh, and they fought to defend themselves against persecution. One of the outward signs of their religion is a sword, which they keep to remind themselves of their military obligations.
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Sikhism promotes charitable giving, mediation and prayer. Emphasis is placed on marriage, morality and refraining from adultery. Sikhs are not allowed to consume intoxicants or animals that have been bled to death in accordance with Islam. Sikhs hold different beliefs from Pauline Christians, but their code of conduct is very similar. This observation can be used as a criticism of Pauline Christianity, since Sikhism has similar ethical principles, yet does not involve Jesus. There are a number of linguistic markers that can be found in Sikhism to indicate that it is a false religion. In addition, the use of nectar, the river Beas (the site of a city founded by Sikhs) and the year of birth of Guru Gobind Singh (1666) suggest a link with conventional wisdom as discussed elsewhere. The correct pronunciation of Sikh is 'sick'. The festival of Divali – Devilly. The Sikh God is Sat Nam – Satan. Their last name is Singh – Sin. Guru Nanak's writings are called shabads – Bad. Guru Nanak's writings use the Devanagari alphabet – Devil. The founder of the religion was Nanak Dev – Devil. The Baha'i religion is similar to Sikhism. It originated from Islam in the 19th century, founded by a man who called himself 'the Bab'. He announced that there would soon be another prophet of God from a long line of prophets including Moses, Jesus and Mohammad. The Bab was executed by the Islamic authorities, but another man received a vision that he was the prophet. The Baha'i religion emphasizes the unity of mankind and it is against all kinds of persecution and prejudice. They use their own scriptures and those of other religions, and their places of worship are decorated with the symbols of many religions. Like Islam, the Baha'i religion requires that people pray and fast. Emphasis is placed on marriage, and the consumption of intoxicants is prohibited. Sikhism was founded as a response to the negative aspects of Hinduism and Islam. It is a relatively small religion with about 20 million followers; it is likely that Satan provides more spiritual encouragement for people to follow Hinduism and Islam because they cause much more oppression and suffering. Sikhs do not try to convert people to their religion, and accept the divine origin of all religions with ethical principals similar to their own.

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There are various types of Paganism. The term can be used to encompass religions such as Hinduism and individual cultural beliefs. However, this chapter will concentrate on a type of Paganism that focuses on nature. The Pagan calendar is tied to the seasons, and reflects changes in the environment. Many traditions involve the symbolic use of fire. A parable that becomes apparent when examining Paganism involves the tradition of fire-walking. This is where people walk across a hot bed of coals and their feet are unharmed. There are various scientific theories that have been suggested to explain this: "The coal has low thermal capacity so cannot transfer much heat." The thermal capacity of coal is relatively low, but 100 grams of coal at 600 degrees Celsius contains enough heat energy to boil 85 grams of water. The heat energy in this water is sufficient to burn the skin. "When the coal cools down, the temperature sinks below the ignition temperature, so it stops burning, and no new heat is generated." Coal ignites at 400-500 degrees Celsius, but by the time the coal has stopped burning, the skin should already have been burned. "There is a thin layer of insulating air between the coal and the foot, which prevents burning." The feet cannot only be in contact with air, otherwise there would be nothing supporting the weight of the person. "The feet sweat, and this water absorbs the heat." If this tiny amount of water absorbed this much heat then it would turn into steam and burn the foot. "The thermal conductivity of coal is relatively low and is often covered with ash." The ash is very hot and sticks to the skin, allowing all the heat within it to be transferred over a prolonged period of time, even after the person has finished walking across the coals. "The coals are a very uneven surface, and the actual surface area of foot touching the coals is very small." The coals support the weight of the person standing on them. If the surface area were too small, then the pressure would be so high that the coal would penetrate the skin. Therefore, the contact area must be reasonably high. "The blood removes the heat from the skin, preventing burning." The capillaries in the skin are very thin, the rate of blood flow is very slow (around 2cm per second), and the amount of heat that can be distributed is very small.

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"People are not in contact with the hot coals for long enough to allow burning." I would be interested to know how long it takes to burn if a hot piece of coal is placed on the skin. In the absence of an adequate scientific explanation, it can be assumed that there is a spiritual interaction that prevents people from burning their feet. This is a rare case where I believe that it is God rather than Satan for the following reasons: Fire-walking can be done consistently by a whole group; it is reliable (like parables) and does not require you to have a 'special gift'. It requires faith (a belief that you will not be harmed, despite what your common sense tells you). It resembles the ability of Jesus to walk across water. The idea that the soles do not get burned has parable-based significance; the souls of Pagans should not be 'burned' by the criticisms that apply to most religions. Paganism is particularly prevalent among the poor, and is common in traditionally poor countries like Lithuania. The term 'Pagan' has become a byword for 'heathen' and 'evil', so Pagans are an outcast group (Heathen is also a genuine religion that has been turned into an outcast group; there is a similarity between the words 'heathen' and 'heaven'). However, unlike most religions, Pagans pursue their traditions because they want to, not because they are trying to get to heaven; many Pagan activities are directed towards the pursuit of happiness and do not serve to harm individuals or oppress others. Unlike the Church, their traditions and cultures do not serve as a replacement for following Jesus. Instead, they serve to bring communities together and promote relationship formation, sexuality and equality of the sexes. Unlike most religions, Pagans do not use religious buildings; they prefer to be outside. There is no official Pagan scripture, so people following this tradition are not restricted by rules. Pagan worship can involve meditation, chanting, music, prayer, dance, recitations of poetry, the performance of sacred drama, and the sharing of food and drink. Paganism lacks any emphasis on helping the poor. However, since most followers of this tradition are poor anyway, this concern is of little relevance. A similar situation will exist in the New Age, where there is equality among people. Concerns about the poor will be less relevant, and the focus will be on making each other happy and serving each other, perhaps resulting in a similar culture to Paganism.

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About the Author
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 of 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 teach people about what I saw to be true Christianity. It contained a small amount of proof in favour of following Jesus. This leaflet was written around 6th June 2006 (06/06/06), indicating a start to the discovery of spiritual wisdom. 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! I first became interested in Christianity when I began to notice unusual coincidences in my environment. This was accentuated when I opened the Bible. At first, there was a large Satanic interaction in which Satan appeared as people and also spoke through people, pretending to be God. He encouraged me to be a church minister. This was very confusing until I was able to distinguish between God and Satan. After following Jesus for some time, Satan gave up trying to prevent me from doing so and I have not experienced any Satanic communication for several months. If you would like to see how convincing Satan is, watch the film 'A Beautiful Mind', a real life story in which a talented professor of mathematics found that he was very good at pattern recognition. The professor was called John Nash (Nash sounds like 'gnash', relating to gnashing of teeth in hell, and the name 'John' is associated with myself); another man called John Nash is a famous town planner – this is an example of pattern recognition to identify a parable associating my efforts with the design of New Jerusalem. Satan posed as a government agent and asked Professor Nash to look for patterns in magazines to identify communication to Russian agents in America. The apparition is quoted as saying, "you are the best natural code breaker I have ever seen"; in other words, he was a threat to Satan's purpose because he would have had the ability to identify parables. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia, given drugs and electroconvulsive therapy (electric shocks to the brain). From his portrayal on film, other
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than being disturbed by the visions (which included threats to his life), I believe that he was actually completely healthy. Thus, the psychiatrist on the film detained a normal, healthy person, applied anti-psychotic drugs (which have very bad side effects) and electrocuted him. One in a hundred people are diagnosed with schizophrenia, and about 25% of people in modern Western society are reported to have some kind of psychological problem, breakdown or disturbance during their lives (the true figure may be much higher). The reason for Satan doing this may relate to verse 10 of the Gospel of Thomas; "Jesus said, 'I have cast fire upon the world, and look, I'm guarding it until it blazes.'" Satan creates a general ideology of 'madness' and may target individuals who might identify parables but not follow Jesus properly, which could result in a distorted New Age, or perhaps prevent it from happening. I was born on 22/02/1982, and the '2's have significance relating to the second coming. The UK release date of the film mentioned above was 22/02/2002. I am 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. Mary Magdalene is reported to have experienced seven demons, probably a Satanic attack similar to the film 'A Beautiful Mind'. 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. My "new name" is Mary Magdalene. 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 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) may have set up an environment that uses simulated biology and/or virtual reality. It means that anything is possible for those who have faith, because anything is possible in this kind of environment. It also suggests that technology must be developed to a very high level before we can create a new Universe (see "Cool Stuff"). 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 entitled "Old Testament Minor
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Prophets"). It is possible that Mary could be the anonymous author of the Gospel of John and the three letters from John. The name 'John' is used to describe my role, paralleling 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. The Gospel of Thomas verse 105 indicates that the Mother is a spiritual entity similar to the Father; "Whoever knows the father and the mother will be called the child of a whore." Mary may have been arranged to do what I am now doing, simply because I am willing and able 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, which probably relates to the inheritance of the role of Paul (see "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"). The parable of the return of the evil spirit (Luke 11:24-26) probably refers only to myself. 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 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, who represents Jesus, is also resurrected (see the chapter entitled "Who is Jesus? Who is Paul?"). 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
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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. This probably refers to Simon Peter's death in the first plague and concurrent rebirth as discussed elsewhere in this book. The predicted date for the events in the chapter entitled "Luke 21:21" is exactly nine months after I first contacted Peter to tell him about this book.

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Knowing that what Jesus says is true, and therefore having the ability to do what he says. Doing what Jesus says would be impossible if it were not for the Holy Spirit arranging the Universe to make it possible. Identical to belief. The action of doing what Jesus says. The underlying force behind the Universe, incorporating Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The idea that Jesus died on the cross to take away people's sins without needing to follow his teachings. The fabric of the Universe, independent of time, and can communicate by arranging the Universe to form parables. A non-vocal form of communication by the Holy Spirit that results from arranging the Universe such that related concepts link together. Parables were also told by Jesus as stories to explain particular points. An evil God-like entity that acts to prevent people from following Jesus by promoting other religions and ideologies. An action or inaction carried out by a person or group that results in suffering. Determining the best course of action in any given situation to reduce suffering in the long term, breaking any law, rule or social convention if necessary.

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Appendix: Gospel of Thomas
Translated 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 [Father's] 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 [Father's] kingdom." They said to him, "Then shall we enter the [Father's] 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 [Father's] 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 [Father's] 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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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 [it]." 82 Jesus said, "Whoever is near me is near the fire, and whoever is far from me is far from the [Father's] 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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