Council of Nicea

Ever heard of the Council of Nicaea? It was a bizarre event that provided many details of early clerical thinking and presents a clear picture of the intellectual climate prevailing at the time. It was at this gathering that Christianity was born and the ramifications of decisions made at the time are difficult to calculate. About four years prior to chairing the Council, Constantine had been initiated into the religious order of Sol Invictus, one of the two thriving cults that regarded the Sun as the one and only Supreme God (the other was Mithraism). Because of his Sun worship, he instructed Eusebius to convene the first of three sittings on the summer solstice, 21 June 325 (Catholic Encyclopedia, New Edition, vol. i, p. 792), and it was “held in a hall of Osius’s palace” (Ecclesiastical History Bishop Louis Dupin, Paris, 1986, vol. i, p. 598).

 

From his extensive research into Church councils, Dr Watson concluded that “the clergy at the Council of Nicaea were all under the power of the devil and the convention was composed of the lowest rabble and patronised the vilest abominations” (An Apology for Christianity, op. cit.). It was that infantile body of men who were responsible for the commencement of a new religion and the theological creation of Jesus Christ.

 

Constantine’s intention at Nicaea was to create an entirely new god for his empire who would unite all religious factions under one deity. Presbyters were asked to debate and decide who their new god would be. …the names of 53 gods were tabled for discussion. “As yet, no God had been selected by the council, and so they balloted in order to determine that matter… For one year and five months the balloting lasted…” (God’s Book of Eskra, Prof. S.L. MacGuire’s translation, Salisbury, 1922, chapter xlviii, paragraphs 36, 41).

 

At the end of that time, Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity but had balloted down to a short list of five prospects: Caesar, Krishna, Mithra, Horus and Zeus (Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c. 325). Constantine was the ruling spirit at Nicaea and he ultimately decided upon a new god for them. To involve British factions, he ruled that the name of the Druid god, Hesus, be joined with the Eastern Saviour-god, Krishna (Krishna is Sanskrit for Christ), and thus Hesus Krishna would be the official name of the new Roman god. A vote was taken and it was with a majority show of hands (161 votes to 157) that both divinities become one God. Following long-standing heathen custom, Constantine used the official gathering and the Roman apotheosis decree to legally deify two deities as one, and did so by democratic consent. A new god was proclaimed and “officially” ratified by Constantine (Acta Concilii Nicaeni, 1618). That purely political act of deification effectively and legally placed Hesus and Krishna among the Roman gods as one individual composite. That abstraction lent Earthly existence to amalgamated doctrines of the Empire’s new religion; and because there was no letter “J” in alphabets as a hard j until around the 15th century, the name subsequently evolved into “Jesus Christ”.

 

Do not mention or proclaim the name of any other gods. Do not let them be heard coming from your mouth.” (Exodus 23:13) That would include Amen , Lord , Adoni , Jesus , and any other name that has to do with Sun Worship . Satans actual name is Halal ben Shakar it means arrogant son of the rising morning star (The Sun)

 

“Far (rachowq – remote in distance and time, separated in space-time; alienated and no longer in a state of close association; from rachaq, meaning to be removed and distant, to be sent off and to go far) away from (min – out of and separated from) Yahushua, My salvation (yashuw’ah (יְשׁוּעָה) – Yahushua; a compound name derived from Yahuweh and yasha’ (יָשַׁע) to save, salvation, and Savior) are the words of my groaning (sheagah – roaring anguish). O my God (‘elohiym), I call out (qara’ – summon) in the daytime (yowmam), but You do not answer (‘anah – respond); and by night (layil) but I have no rest (dumiyah – silence or relief; repose from laying down in death).” (Psalm 22:1-2)

 

Yahowsha’ (יֵשׁוּעַ) was the son of Nun (the perpetual) and became the successor to Moses. His name appears 30 times in Scripture. Yasouw’ah (יְשׁוּעָה) with the addition of an “h” at the end appears 77 times – almost always in the context of Messianic prophecies like this one. Yashuwa’ and Yashuw’ah are pronounced identically to the English transliteration of the Messiah’s name, Yahushua, and they are all based upon a combination of the Hebrew verb: yasha’ (יָשַׁע), Savior and salvation, and God’s name, Yahowah.

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The Law

Romans 9 is interesting as it points out that there are two groups of Israel. There is an Israel which is earthly – as I call it – when one is born of an earthly parent who is from earthly Israel, and there is a spiritual Israel, where one is not necessarily born of a parent who is from the earthly Israel, but rather is reborn again into the spiritual Israel because of the promise.

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Romans 9
6 However, it is not as though YHWH’s word has failed [coming to nothing]. For not all who are descended (Earthly) from Israel (Jacob) are [the true] Israel;

7 and they are not all the children of Abraham because they are his descendants [by blood] (Again – Earthly), but [the promise was]: “Your descendants will be named through Isaac” [though Abraham had other sons].

8 That is, it is not the children of the body (Earthly) [Abraham’s natural descendants] who are YHWH’s children, but it is the children of the promise (Spiritual) who are counted as [Abraham’s true] descendants.

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In Galatians 5 (have a read of the whole chapter) we read about what walking in the spirit is. The section of scripture speaks about those who are under the law and those who are not. It was something which confused me for a while, mainly as I had heard some people say to me we are not under the law, and then I read about how we still need to keep His commandments, which are the Law. But within this is the blessing He provides that we may see.

You see we read about how sin opposes the Spirit, and we learn about how the spirit is not subject to the law BECAUSE it is PURE. That is there is no sin in the spirit, therefore the Law cannot apply to it.

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Galatians 5
18 But if you are guided and led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the Law.

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Galatians 5
22 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

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But read what is subject to the Law…..

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Galatians 5
19 Now the practices of the sinful nature are clearly evident: they are sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality (total irresponsibility, lack of self-control), 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions [that promote heresies], 21 envy, drunkenness, riotous behaviour, and other things like these. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of YHWH.

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Paul teaches something here which we need to understand in relation to the Churches of men we see today.

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Galatians 5
7 You were running [the race] well; who has interfered and prevented you from obeying the truth? 8 This [deceptive] persuasion is not from Him who called you [to freedom in Christ]. 9 A little leaven [a slight inclination to error, or a few false teachers] leavens the whole batch [it perverts the concept of faith and misleads the church].
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I find it amazing as the days of unleavened bread are there to teach us the same thing. That a little leaven – that is a few false teachers – leavens the whole batch. Leaven is what we place int bread, and it is the bread that we eat. The bread that we eat are the teachings of the church. We should note that this does not mean that the churches have no truth, but they are misleading people by twisting this truth.

When Satan convinced Eve to eat of the Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil, he told her a truth with a lie. Something sweet with something nasty.

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Genesis 3:4-5
4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You certainly will not die! 5 For YHWH knows that on the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened [that is, you will have greater awareness], and you will be like YHWH, knowing [the difference between] good and evil.”

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It was true that they would know the difference between good and evil, but it was not true that they would not die.

The churches of today have some truth, but also have things which are not truth creating their foundation. It reminds me of the message provided to Laodicea in Revelation 3:15-21

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Revelation 3
15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold (invigorating, refreshing) nor hot (healing, therapeutic); I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless), and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust].
17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have prospered and grown wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked [without hope and in great need],
18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold that has been heated red hot and refined by fire so that you may become truly rich; and white clothes [representing righteousness] to clothe yourself so that the shame of your nakedness will not be seen; and healing salve to put on your eyes so that you may see.
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Gold is found in His scriptures. He teaches is that His commandments are far above gold in Psalm 119:127. It is this that those in Laodicea are missing.

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Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold,
Yes, more than refined gold.
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YHWH rebukes those who do not follow Him. Not out of hatred, but out of love, that they may learn and leave their sinful behaviour.

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Revelation 3
19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I rebuke and discipline [showing them their faults and instructing them]; so be enthusiastic and repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, your sinful behaviour—seek YHWH’s will].

20 Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me. 21 He who overcomes [the world], I will grant to him [the privilege] to sit beside Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down beside My Father on His throne.
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The lessons He provides us with in His scriptures are great. Will we follow Him (and in that sense no longer be subject to the Law) or shall we follow our man made traditions, and be subject to the Law and its penalties?

YHWH Bless.

Money

Ecclesiastes 5:10 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because YHWH has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Matthew 6:19-24
19 “Do not store up for yourselves [material] treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart [your wishes, your desires; that on which your life centers] will be also.

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light[benefiting from God’s precepts]. 23 But if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness[devoid of God’s precepts]. So if the [very] light inside you [your inner self, your heart, your conscience] is darkness, how great and terrible is that darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than YHWH].

Scripture for the New Moon

21 categories of Scripture to IGNORE……

If the Sabbath is not regulated by the Moon

It genuinely amazes me when someone says there is no proof in Scripture or the historical record that the original Sabbath was observed by the phases of the moon. Most of the time, this is a statement made by someone who has really not studied the issue thoroughly. If you wish to maintain that the Rabbinical Sabbath (Satyrday) is the only valid interpretation, I respectfully present a list of 21 categories of Scripture you must ignore, disregard or spiritualize away. This is not an exhaustive list…

1. Leviticus 23:1-3 says the Sabbath is the first of the Mo’edim (feasts-Strong’s H#4150), so you can ignore Genesis 1:14 (heavenly luminaries are for Mo’edim), and Psalms 104:19 (moon for Mo’edim).

2. If you think the Sabbath is NOT a Mo’ed, then ignore all of the following passages of Scripture: Numbers 15:3, I Chronicles 23:31, II Chronicles 2:4, II Chronicles 8:13, II Chronicles 31:3, Ezra 3:5, Nehemiah 10:33-34, Ezekiel 45:17, and Hosea 2:11.

3. Ignore that the Exodus was on Sabbath, the 15th of Abib (Numbers 33:3, Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Psalm 81:3-6).

4. Please disregard as a coincidence that the 8th day of the same month is called a set time or Mo’ed in Hebrew (Exodus 9:5).

5. Ignore that the 15th day of the second month was also the Sabbath (Exodus 16:1). Manna fell for 6 days after the 15th. They gathered twice as much on the 6th day (the 21st day of the month, 15 + 6 = 21) because the following day was the Sabbath. If the 22nd was the Sabbath, so was the 15th.

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6. Disregard the fact that on the 15th day of the third month Israel departed from “Rephidim” which means rest (Exodus 19:2), inferring that the 15th day of the month for three consecutive months has been a weekly Sabbath, which cannot happen with the pagan/papal Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian can produce a weekly Sabbath for TWO consecutive months IF a February of a non-leap year is the first month (and assuming that the 15th of February just happens to be a Satyrday). February did not exist 4,000 years ago.

Point to Ponder: A calendar tells you when to worship. WHEN you worship tells heaven and the on-looking universe WHO you worship. It’s that serious! The Gregorian calendar is only a little over 420 years old and came into existence at the hand of a Jesuit astronomer and Pope Gregory XIII.

7. Normally, I like 2-3 witnesses (texts) in order to prove a doctrine, but I will lower that standard to even ONE passage in Scripture that says that Satyrday is the Sabbath. When you cannot find one, please ignore that as evidence.
8. Please disregard the fact that the daily sacrifices of Numbers chapters 28-29 are offered in addition to the sacrifices of the weekly Sabbath and annual feasts, and that the monthly offering is offered in addition on Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets), the first day of the seventh month. But the Sabbath offering is never offered if it “just happens” to fall on one of the feast days. There are no coincidences in Scripture.

9. Ignore that Numbers 29:12-35 shows eight days where the first and last (15th and 22nd) are Sabbaths. There is no provision for a Sabbath to “just happen to fall in the middle somewhere” because the Sabbaths are fixed, they fall on the same days each month.

10. Ignore how Exodus 40 through Leviticus 8 describes the seven days of consecration for Aaron and his sons (starting on Rosh Chodesh—the new moon or first day of the month) without the intervention of a Sabbath, and how the Sabbath fell on the 8th, the day AFTER the 7 day consecration. This seven day stretch was a new moon and 6 work days if you’re counting.

11. Try to spiritualize away the battle of Jericho (Joshua 6:1-16), and how every day for seven days, Israel dressed for battle, carried every weapon at their disposal AND carried the Ark of the Covenant into this battle. Which begs the question: Which day of this 7 day battle was the Sabbath?

Point to Ponder: For 40 years, YHVH taught Israel how to keep the Sabbath. Are we to believe that His first instructions after entering the land was to break the Sabbath by engaging in battle? Come now, let us reason together. The Book of Jasher, twice mentioned in Scripture, gives an account of this battle adding only one small detail. This 7 day battle began on a new moon day (Day 1). Day one is followed by six working days (2-7). The first Sabbath of each month is the 8th day of the month. Israel marched around Jericho for 7 consecutive days (1-7) and did not break the Sabbath, as they observed the Creation Calendar…
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12. Please disregard the dozen times in the Old Testament that Rosh Chodesh and the weekly Sabbath are uttered in the same breath, especially those which show a connection between them (Amos 8:5, II Kings 4:23, etc. See #2)

13. Try to spiritualize away the fact that new moon days are always excluded from the work days and Sabbaths (Ezekiel 46:1-3, Isaiah 66:23, and Amos 8:5). New moon day is a 3rd category of day. It is the first day of the month, but not a day of the week, which consists of 6 work days and a Sabbath.

Point to Ponder: Ever wondered why the new moon can now fall on any day of the month? Answer: “In 46 B.C., Julius Caesar asked astronomer Sosigenes to suggest ways to improve the calendar. Acting on Sosigenes suggestions, Caesar ordered the Romans to disregard the moon in calculating their calendars.” World Book Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 28. See Dan. 7:25 and Rev. 13:3.

14. Ignore the total lack of postponement rules in the Torah dealing with the inevitable conflicts between Satyrday and YHVH’s other appointed times—and be thankful that Hillel II, a Jewish priest, added them for you, to “repair” what YHVH had ordained.

15. Ignore the counting of the Omer given in Leviticus 23:15-16, and instead of counting it exclusively as commanded, (to count seven Sabbaths complete, then count 50 days) change it to inclusive to “make it work” using the Gregorian calendar (49 + 1).

16. Please disregard the fact that David only set 24 courses of Temple service (I Chronicles 23-24), which of course works fine with 48 week lunar-based years, but self-destructs if the weeks are detached from the months, resulting in 18 days with no Temple service. Sorry, closed – gone fishin’. Solution: There are Temple services on these 18 days. They are new moon days, see #13.

17. Don’t forget to ignore that all 4 Gospel writers call the 16th day of the month the first day of the week, indicating that the 15th was the Sabbath. (Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:2, Luke 24:1, John 20:1, 19). The 15th of Abib was a high Sabbath (weekly and annual Sabbath) EVERY year.

18. Disregard Lucifer’s boast (Isaiah 14:13) that he will sit on the “mount of the congregation,” (this word “congregation” is Mo’edim again). Satan is claiming his authority over the calendar to create appointed times contrary to YHVH’s.

19. Spiritualize away Amos’ prophecy that Israel would worship “Chiun (Saturn) the star god you made for yourselves” Amos 5:26.

20. Consider it purely coincidence that every weekly Sabbath in the Scripture which can be clearly date-identified, is on the 8th-15th-22nd-29th days of the Chodesh (month) without a single exception. Even history records a lunar regulated Sabbath…

“The Hebrew Sabbathon was celebrated at intervals of seven days, corresponding with changes in the moon’s phases…” Encyclopedia Biblica, 1899 edit., p. 4180

“In the time of the earliest prophets, the New Moon stood in the same line with another lunar observance, the Sabbath. Scribner’s Dictionary of the Bible (1898 edit.), p. 521

21. Also disregard the total lack of Scriptures telling us to observe quarterly Sabbaths, every 91 days, or other holidays based on Egyptian or Babylonian calendars. It is said that there are consecutive 30 day months and after three months (90 days) there is an extra Sabbath added (day 91). There is no reason to return to the bondage of Egypt or the confusion of Babylon, please see Isaiah 8:20. There is also no Scriptural evidence for there to be 5-6 un-numbered days at the end of the year (days that do not count against the current year). It is said by some that the year is 360 days long and since the solar is longer than this by 5.25 days, that these days are ignored, not reckoned—a partial week at the end of the year. Please ignore the total lack of evidence for this in Scripture.

There you have it, a list (or lack) of Scriptures to ignore. If you are not yet convinced to get off the Gregorian Express, at the very least, admit that the original Sabbath, based on the cycles of the moon, is a valid interpretation of Scripture, and do not condemn your brethren who are led to observe it.

The cloud is moving. We need either to follow or be left in the wilderness.

The SDA’s of Laodicea

Who will be gathered out of the GC SDA Laodicea and who will gather them?

“I asked the meaning of the shaking i had seen and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called fourth by the counsel of the true witness to the Laodiceans.
This will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him
TO EXALT THE STANDARD AND POUR FORTH THE STRAIGHT TRUTH. Some will NOT BEAR THIS STRAIGHT TESTIMONY
(uplifting moral standard, principles, truth & its stand being a peculiarity to the world). They will rise up against it (to the truth), and this will cause a shaking among God’s people.”-CC.p.339. (Like pagan Trinity)

Who will be gathered out of Sda Laodicea and who will gather them?
“I was pointed to those who claim to be Adventists, but who rejected PRESENT TRUTH and saw that they were crumbling and that the hand of the Lord was in THEIR MIDST TO DIVIDE and SCATTER THEM NOW IN GATHERING TIME, SO THAT PRECIOUS JEWELS AMONG THEM WHO HAVE FORMERLY BEEN DECEIVED may have their eyes opened to see their true state and now when the truth is presented to them by the Lord’s messengers they are prepared to listen and see its beauty and harmony and leave their former associates and errors, embrance the precious truth and stand where they can define their position.”~ EW.p.69.

Who will be gathered out of Sda Laodicea, and who will gather them?
The course pursued by those who hate the Truth will be the very means of opening of the eyes of some. Every jewel will be brought out and gathered (Third Angel’s Message>Come Out of her. Rev 18:4; The call to separate),
for the hand of the Lord is Set to RECOVER the REMNANT OF HIS PEOPLE.”~EW.p.70 see also above TM.p.300 ; Amos 3:3.

“I saw the third angel, said my accompanying angel, “Fearful is his work , awful is his mission.
He is the angel that is to select the wheat from the tares, and seal, or bind, the wheat for heavenly garner.
These things should engross the whole mind, the whole attention.” EW.p.118
Who are these people?
“The angels are represented flying in the midst of heaven, proclaiming to the world a message of warning, and having direct bearing upon the people living in the last days of this earth history no one hears the voice of these angels, for they ARE A SYMBOL TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF GOD who are working in harmony with the universe of heaven.” ~MAR.p.173.4.

” I have been deeply impressed by scenes that have recently passed before me in the night season. There seemed to be great movement,
a work of revival going forward in many places.
Our people were moving into line, responding to God’s call.
My brethren, the Lord is speaking to us.
Shall we not heed the voice?
Shall we not trim our lamps and act like men who look for their Lord to come?

The time is one that calls for light-bearing, for action.
” I therefore… beseech you.” bretheren, “that you walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long suffering, forbearing one another in love: endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.~ “CC.p.357,358 Ephesians 4:1-3.

Jesus is looking for the true church to separate & transform under the character of Philadelphian condition. Amos 3:3

“The time of the judgement is a most solemn period, when the Lord gathers His OWN from among the tares.”~TM.p.234.

Why we needed to separated from corrupt church and apostate church? To purify his church and the church is you. “The convocation of the church, as in the campmeetings (Acts 2:1-21), the assemblies of the HOMECHURCH (1Cor.16:19), and all occasions where there is a personal labor for souls (Proverbs 22:29), are God’s appointed opportunity for giving the EARLY and the LATTER RAIN.”- TM.p.508 (1897).

“God has a church, it is not the great cathedral, neither is it the national establishment, neither is it the various denominations; it is the people who love God and keep His Commandments, where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am i in the midst of them (Matt.18:20) where Christ is even among the humble few, this is Christ church,
for the presence of the High and Holy one who inhabiteth eternity can ALONE CONSTITUTE A CHURCH.”- Upward Look p.315.
Revelations 14:4;18:1-5 Vs. 4. COME OUT of Her my people that ye be not partakers of her sins and receive not of her sins.

CORRECT WORDS

Pagan Rooted: LORD- in most cases this word means “Baal” (pagan deity)
Correct Word:Master
Pagan Rooted: God- comes from the pagan deity “Gott”
Correct Word: Mighty One (Eloah)
Pagan Rooted: Gods- comes from the pagan deity “Gott”
Correct Word: Mighty Ones (Elohim)
Pagan Rooted: Church- Greek word “circe” means sceance, sorcery, or circus
Correct Word: Qahal which means “Assembly of Called Out Ones”
Pagan Rooted: Ungodly
Correct Word: Unrighteous
Pagan Rooted: Holy
Correct Word: Set-Apart (Qodesh) H6944
Pagan Rooted: Angel
Correct Word: Messenger (Malak) H4397
Pagan Rooted: Glory
Correct Word: Righteous (Kabowd) H3519
Pagan Rooted: Hallow or Hallowed
Correct Word: To show oneself as holy (Quadash) H6942
Pagan Rooted: Israel (means “I reign as the Mighty One”)
Correct Word: Yisrael (means Yahuah reigns as the Mighty One) H3478