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The Homemaker's Helper

A Christian Homemaker's Priorities

  1. God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Real Christmas Story, and What Christmas Really is

It was a chilly, but starry night in December. Like each year, the people noticed the days getting shorter and shorter, climaxing on December 21st, which was the shortest day of the year.

By the time December 25th rolled around, the people noticed the days were getting longer again – the sun had been reborn. But, on one December 25th, a person was born, who received the title of Sun God, and son of Nimrod.

Nimrod had begun the kingdom of Babel (Babylonia). He began to be a mighty one in the earth, and was also a mighty hunter. His wife’s name, according the Babylonian tablets, was Semiramis, but in the Bible her name is sometimes given as Ashtoreth.

Nimrod, the Mighty One, according to the Scriptures:

"And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth." -Genesis 10:8

Nimrod, the founder of Babel (Babylonia):

"And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar." -Genesis 10:10


"Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father." -1 Kings 11:33

Nimrod was the god-ruler of the world – the leader of a true one world order. He was worshipped as a Mighty. Then, he died. How could a god die? If a god were to die, would he not come back to life in some way? Otherwise, wouldn’t he not really be a god? Semiramis, his wife, came up with a plan. She was pregnant, and claimed to have not lain with man. It was a miracle pregnancy, she proclaimed to the thronging crowds.

She bore a man child, who was known under many different names – Tammuz being one of them. Tammuz was reported to be his father Nimrod, reborn. This would have meant that Tammuz was his own father, the husband of his mother, and his wife’s son.


"Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz." –Ezekiel 8:14

The women wept for Tammuz, because "Tammuz" was another name for Nimrod, and Nimrod died. The weeping only lasted while remembering Nimrod’s death, and then it was changed to feasting and rejoicing (what we now call "Christmas") in honor of Tammuz being reborn, from his wife’s/mother’s womb on December 25th.

When Nimrod (who was also later known as Tammuz) died, it was the time when the winter days grew shorter. Then, Tammuz (the new baby that was born to Semiramis) was born when the days began getting longer again. Surely Tammuz was the son of god, and is the sun god himself, the people reasoned. Tammuz became known as the sun god, while his wife/mother became known as the moon goddess.

Ancient statues were reared all over the place, of Semiramis holding her supposedly virgin born son, Tammuz. Semiramis set up priests for her people, and people were to make confessions to these priests, and only Semiramis, as under the title "Queen of Heaven" was allowed to hear what was confessed to the priests.

By doing this, she was able to learn more about how to manipulate the people. She also instated certain bead-like necklaces, wherein which her subjects were to pray repetitious prayers, which she told her priests to teach the people.

Bowls of holy water, consecrated by priests of Tammuz/Baal and Semiramis/Ashtoreth were to be by the doorways of the temples of worship. A ceremonial supper unto Tammuz and Semiramis were instated, in which bread was made, and taken with drink offerings. It was thought that the bread was the body of Nimrod, and the wine his blood. This was taken in honor of Semiramis, who bore Tammuz, which they believed to be Nimrod reborn.

"The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger." -Jeremiah 7:18

There are a few similarities to Christianity to the above, although the above religion predates Christianity by thousands of years. This is because the above was an attempt of Satan to create a counterfeit of the prophecy of Genesis 3:15, which stated that a virgin would conceive a child, and this child would conquer Satan. However, the prayer beads, holy water, priest and confessionals, and dough and wine unto Ashtoreth were added on, and are not and have never been part of Scriptural Christianity. Satan did try to create a false virgin birth with Semiramis and Tammuz, but it was just that – a fake.

During and after the time of Nimrod and Semiramis, the entire world was of one language, and under the rule of Ashtoreth (Semiramis) and Tammuz (Nimrod, and then Semiramis’ illegitimate child).

As the people continued building upon the Mystery Babylon religion, the triune God, the true God, maker of heaven and earth, came down to observe. He decided to scatter the people, and give different groups of people different languages. From here we have the birth of nations and nationalities.

There are no different races of human beings. We are all of one blood.

"And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth" -Acts 17:26a

After the peoples were scattered, they each carried components of the Mystery Babylon religion into their newly forming cultures, but each culture had a different name for Nimrod, Semiramis, and Tammuz.

Semiramis and child – known under various different names all over the world:

Madonna and Child, Isis and Horus, Shing Moo, Devaki and Krishna, Diana, Ashtoreth and Baal, Venus and Jupiter, Aphrodite, and more...

The Queen of Heaven, according to the Scriptures:

"But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil." -Jeremiah 44:17

There are only two religions in this world, even to this day. There is the one, true one as instated by the one, true God, and then there are all the other religions, which have some part in Mystery Babylon. Everyone is religious. The secular partake in many Mystery Babylon religious rituals, and may have no clue. They just do it, because their fathers before them did it, and they may not even know what they are doing, or what it means.

Christmas was instated at the birth of Tammuz, thousands of years before Christ was born. It was just known under a different name, then. It was celebrated largely the same now, as it was then. Holly, mistletoe, Christmas ham, Yule log, Christmas tree and presents… There was even a pre-type of Santa Clause, reindeer, and the tree in ancient tablets.

Christmas is not Christ’s birthday. If you look at John the Baptist’s father (John the Baptist being only about six months older than Jesus) we see that it was his turn for the temple work. The order of which priest’s turn was given specifically in the Old Testament, and was still followed in the Gospels. Certain priests fell under certain "courses," and each course did the temple work at a specific time. Zecharias’ was the course of Abia, (Luke 1:5) which is in accordance with 1 Chronicles 25:10. Tracing back the course of Abia, then adding six months to when we can derive when Zecharias served in the temple, we see that Jesus Christ was born on or very near to September 11.

Further, we know Christ wasn’t born in December, because it would have been too cold for the Shepherds to be out in the field, as they were in Luke 2:10, and when Mary was full term pregnant with Jesus, it was tax time, and everyone had to travel to pay the taxes, and this time would have not been during the winter, when traveling could have been impossible.

Even in the prophecies, we are told that travel, or flight in the winter is not desirable (Matt. 24:20).

A reading through the New Testament shows us that the Apostles never celebrated Christ’s birth, or anything like "Christmas." In fact, it wasn’t until hundreds of years later, when something called "Christ’s Mass" was introduced to the world through Roman Catholic churches. The Roman Catholic church took the ancient sun god birthday, and tried to make it into a Son of God birthday holiday, instead. The excuse was that this was supposed to help pagans convert to Roman Catholicism.

Some people think they see "Christmas" in the Bible, with the story told via all those nativity scenes we see all over the place around Christmas time. Here’s the problem: what the nativity scenes people have up in their yards depict, never happened in the Bible!

Matthew 2:11, says that the wise men with the gifts arrived when Jesus was a "young child," in a "house," NOT a baby in a manger, stable, or barn.

Is it okay to take the birthday of a false, demonic god, and celebrate the birth of the True Messiah on that day? NO! Would you like it, if your spouse decided to celebrate your birthday on his or her ex’s birthday, complete with the presents and traditions done that was previously done for the ex? NO!

Celebrating Christmas isn't about what it means to us, it's about what it means to God.

There is a heretical teaching going around the churches. You see, people are saying that the pagan day that is now called "Christmas" has been "baptized" or "born again" as a new holiday in Christ, and is therefore "no longer pagan."

Balderdash! Heresy! The Scriptures are abundantly clear that being born again, and baptism are only for humans. Where do we get off thinking we have the right to take customs that God says in His Word that He ABHORS, and "convert" them to "Christian" things? We do not have that right, power, or authority to do such.

This would be like your teen saying that he or she is going to do drugs, drink, and fornicate every waking moment, but it’s okay, because they have baptized those sinful acts in God’s name, and they will still love God in their heart. Is that right? NO!

The Israelites tried to "baptize" pagan religion into their worship of God, and it didn’t go too well:

"And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the Lord. And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt." -Exodus 32:1-8

Look at the underlined portion above. "When Aaron saw it" – saw what? When he saw the golden calf, he built an alter unto God in front of it, and proclaimed the next day as a feast to the Lord.

How many churches have "golden calves" in them around Christmas time? Except, in today's case, the idol would be a Christmas tree (idol-a-tree).

How about another example:

"For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as did David his father. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods. And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the Lord commanded. Wherefore the Lord said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant." -1 Kings 11:4-11

We see above that Solomon had eventually started worshipping Ashtoreth (Semiramis), and Molech (Nimrod), but it didn’t say he stopped worshipping God when he did this. He kept worshipping Jehovah, but he also started worshipping these false gods, as well. Notice the above part that I put in bold – "and his heart was not perfect with the Lord." David was perfect with the Lord, because even though he sinned and messed up (such as with Bathsheba) he never turned his heart to pagan rituals and false Gods.

Did you know that Christians are called to be PERFECT?

"Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day." -1 Kings 8:61

"Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought" -1 Corinthians 2:6

"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." -Matthew 5:48

Part of the Christian’s sanctification in being perfect, is to have a "perfect heart with the Lord," which is to NOT go after the religious practices of the heathen, like Solomon did.

One more example:

"Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them." -Ezekiel 8:14-18

Right there, in the Lord’s temple were women weeping for Tammuz, as was pagan tradition, and men worshipping the sun, as was pagan tradition. They were mixing pagan religious practices with worship of God, in God’s temple.

How many churches today have Christmas trees in them? That is an idol, and Christmas trees are forbidden in the word of God:

"Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not." -Jeremiah 10:2-4

Are you like Solomon? Have you too learned "the way of the heathen?" Are you following the religious "customs of the people," instead of having a perfect heart for God? Do you have an idol-a-tree (Christmas tree) up in your house? Does your church?

Some may argue that a lot of the Scriptures I've used thus far have been from the Old Testament. That is not a valid argument. The New Testament tells us in Hebrews 13:8 that Jesus/God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

The Old Testament is still there for our edification, education, glorification of the Father, and as examples for us to learn from (1 Cor. 10:11). The ceremonial laws and holidays and feasts have been fulfilled, or will be, soon, and we are no longer bound to follow them. However, the rest of the Old Testament is still there for us to learn from. God is still the same God who hated spiritual adultery in the Old Testament. He hates it as much today, as He did then.

Let's put this in perspective: If your spouse decided to fornicate with someone, wouldn't you be upset? Perhaps your spouse justified it by saying that it was you they were thinking of the whole time, and just to show how 'everything is okay,' they have their fornication buddy move in with you, and start sharing your marriage bed. There you are, and your spouse, and your spouse's other lover. Is it okay, because your spouse still loves you and is faithful to you in their heart? NO! Yet Christians are committing spiritual adultery against God. We are taking Christmas to bed with us, and God says NO.

Christmas isn’t in the Bible with the false Nativity scenes that people have up in their yards, but Christmas and Easter (Baalmas and Ashter-eth) are in the Bible. Take a look:

"This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt, Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch [The false Christ born around Christmas day. His mother is Ashtoreth, where we get "Easter."], and the star of your god Remphan [Remphan is for Saturn of Saturnalia, where some pagan Christmas festivals came from], figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon [As an interesting side note - the Mystery Babylon religion started these pagan holidays, and passed them down through the centuries to all cultures]. Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. But Solomon built him an house. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Hath not my hand made all these things? Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye." - Acts 7:37-51 My notes in bold and brackets.

Perhaps you are now feeling like I am "judging" you for celebrating these heathen holidays, if you partake in them. I am not judging you (God has already judged it as wrong), instead, I am reproving, rebuking, and exhorting with all long suffering and doctrine, and I am refusing to tickle your ears.

"Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." -2 Timothy 4:2-4

"Turned unto fables" - such as Christmas and Easter, etc.

Now, perhaps you are furiously flipping through the pages of your Bible, and you come to Colossians chapter 2. You spout out the following to me:

"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days" -Colossians 2:16

The above has nothing to do with my letting you know the truth about Christmas, and why Christians should have no part in it. Look at the words "meat, drink, holyday, new moon, and sabbath…" These are all referring to Old Testament Jewish feasts, and have NOTHING to do with heathen days of worship. This is made even clearer, if you read the very next verse:

"Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ." -Colossians 2:17

The days mentioned in verse 16 are a "shadow of things to come," therefore they must be referring to the Jewish feasts and sabbath days, and not to Christmas. In fact, Colossians chapter two doesn't say that we are to keep quiet if someone is following a vain tradition of man, such as Christmas. Instead, it supports that traditions of man is wrong. It says to beware about such things like pagan holidays, which are traditions of men. Take a look – in the same chapter:

"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." -Colossians 2:8

I am here telling you "Beware! Christmas is deceit. It is a tradition of man. It is not after Christ!"

Okay, maybe you are still a bit miffed, so you grab your Bible, and run to Romans chapter 14. I’ll go there with you.

"Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks." -Romans 14:4-6

Again, my friend, the above is NOT talking about pagan holidays - at all. Like Colossians 2, the above is referring to the Old Testament Jewish feasts. Those weak in the faith may feel like they need to keep the feasts and dietary laws. If our eating pig would make a new brother in Christ flounder, then we should refrain from eating swine in front of him:

"But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died." -Romans 14:15

But know that as the Christian grows in faith, they should also see that the Jewish feasts are fulfilled, and we are not to keep them anymore:

"But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain." -Galatians 4:9-11

Further evidence to prove that Romans 14 is about Jewish feasts and dietary laws, is that both the chapter before and the chapter after Romans 14 are discussing that very topic, and not pagan holidays.

Christian, come out of Christmas. It is not of God, and it never was.

Truth is important with God, and it should be with us, as well:

"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." -John 4:24

Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, and you are ready to let Him lead your life, and you will live for Him, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Dedicate your life to the Lord, and live for Him. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.

Find a good local church congregation to attend. Here is a Church Locator. If you can't find a church near you there, then check here, here, or here.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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2018 Reading List

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Please Understand Me

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Worlds in Collision

The Science of Effective Communication

Simple Country Wisdom
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Mystery of the Ages
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The Stairway to Heaven

A Beginner's View of our Electric Universe

Please Understand Me

Please Understand Me II

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Reverse Time Travel

A Quantum Case for God

Hidden in Plain Sight 3

The Sweeper

The Wars of Gods and Men

Cleaning Hacks

Home Vegetable Gardening

The Lost Realms

Finding Peace in Life's Storms

Beautiful Girlhood

When Time Began

Female Piety

Giants on the Earth

Cosmic Code

The Revelation Explained

Enquire Within Upon Everything

The End of Days


Tales From Shakespeare

When Angels Fell

The Old Man and the Sea

Love One Another, Vol. 6

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

Following the Equator

Why Does he do That?

The Witness of the Stars

The Log Cabin Lady

For the Comfort of the Family

Charlotte Bronte and her Circle

The Five Giants

Household Organization

Basic Electronics

The New Life in Christ Jesus

The Mysteries of Udolpho

Homespun Bride

Tales of Giants from Brazil

A Little Bit of Everything for Dummies

Dutch Oven Cookbook

Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch

The Art of Soul-Winning

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow

The white slave: or, Memoirs of a fugitive. A story of slave life in Virginia

The Giants from Outer Space

Be Their Example

Gardening Box Set #8

Essential Oils: Natural Remedies for Your Family

The Giant's Robe

Stockpile and Barter Handbook

The Art of War

The Giant of the North Pokings Around the Pole

Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

The Secret of the Island

Buried Alive

Sweet Baklava

What the Bible is all About

History of Salem Witchcraft



Rapture and Resurrection

The Beautiful and Damned

Experiments With Alternate Currents Of High Potential And High Frequency

Betty's Bright Idea

Hide in Plain Sight

Ten Acres Enough

The Symbolism of Freemasonry

The Cabin on the Prairie

Highland Blessings

By What Authority?

They Almost Always Come Home

The Chimes

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

The Cricket on the Hearth

What do the Prophets Say?

Homestead on the Hillside

The Conflict of the Ages

Daughter of Joy

Who is the Messiah Proved From the Ancient Scriptures

Holy in Christ: Thoughts on the Calling of God's Children to be Holy as He is Holy

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

C. H. Spurgeon's Autobiography

The Happy Family

Number in Scripture

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Studies in the Life of the Christian

The Light Shines in Darkness

The Scarlet Letter

Madame Bovary

Martin Chuzzlewit

Dr. Kildare, Assigned to Trouble


The Home-Keeping Book

My Wife and I

The Good Earth

The Mysterious Island

The Heavenly Footman

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Donna Parker: A Spring To Remember

Nicholas Nickleby

Bleak House

The Old Curiosity Shop

Our Mutual Friend

The Master's Indwelling

Pink and White Tyranny

Crime and Punishment

The Secret

Practical Homemaking

The Secret Garden

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Anna Karenina


Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

Somewhere to Belong

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America

The Uncommercial Traveller

Master Zacharius

The World Set Free

The Hiding Place

A Drama in the Air

To Kill a Mocking Bird