Propaganda war

You will never come to know your heavenly Father’s heart while you are still terrified of Him.

In the world today controlling what people believe is very important so much so that Governments spend billions of dollars to indoctrinate their citizens through education and media. In Communist China re-education camps are filled with those “wayward’ citizens who happen to believe differently than official government policy. The Government wants people to look ONLY to the Government as their god, their help in time of need, their provider, their mother, their father. Anyone who expresses belief in another God must be re-educated.

Western governments are no different, only the way they re-educate and indoctrinate is different than the Chinese. In the West indoctrination occurs through the education system and through the Media. Controlling what the population believes is the most important factor for any Government in this world. Children are grouped together according to age in school class rooms and are taught official government sanctioned knowledge about the world and themselves and their nation. History is taught which is cherry picked and carefully chosen to support whatever agenda the government has and whatever ideas they want to foster within the population.  The Media outlets main purpose is to control what people are allowed to know and to believe. Every day, even every hour and some stations 24 hours, 7 days a week are reporting the latest news and views from the local level to worldwide. All of their stories are carefully vetted and follow the agenda set by the handlers at high levels.

Thus you will see that all over the world every major news outlet carries the same stories. There may be a hurricane decimating India and millions of people affected by it but the news media ignores it and focuses instead upon the Florida Hurricane. If a white policeman kills a black citizen then it is reported by all news media and discussed on talk-back radio for days and weeks….but if a black man kills a white citizen then no news coverage is given at all. We have had a normal rainfall year in Western Australia but the eastern side of Australia has had a drought. The news media will not ever focus upon the normal year here, instead they link the drought in the east with global warming and climate change. Basically the news media is a propaganda branch of the Government…the Government in turn is an instrument of social control by men and angels higher up than them.

And so the doctrine of Eternal Punishment is also propaganda which is part of a hidden agenda. A propaganda war has been waged since the beginning to steal the hearts of God’s children and to turn them away from finding His love. The teaching of eternal punishment and belief in it is a deadly blinding influence in the heart.

Suppose you never knew your real father

Let us suppose that you never knew your real father. You were brought up by some other ‘father’. While you were growing up you began to hear stories about your real father (without realising he was your father)and these stories naturally formed your views about this man. You have never met him, but you already have definite views about him through the opinions and stories of others. This is what has happened between you and God.

You have been told that God is a God of wrath and anger…..and a God of Love and mercy.

You have heard that there is a Heaven and a Hell and you will go to one of them forever when you die. Further to that– God Himself will see to it that you do go to a lost eternity forever and ever. His wrath is against you now and will stay that way FOREVER if you do not repent….or so we have we been taught.

You do not have to know the Bible to have those ideas planted inside your head. If you have grown up in a western country then you have been exposed to such ideas all your life through stories and movies and media….through popular expressions like “Ohh Go to Hell!!”…or…”He scared the Hell out of me!”..Or, “Heavens above!” Or try the rock bands of the last 50 years….

I’m on the Highway to Hell– by ACDC

Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

Knocking on heavens door- Bob Dylan

Like a bat outa Hell – Meat loaf….   And many many more!!

The deeply entrenched idea of a heaven above and a Hell beneath is inescapable. Strangely most unbelievers hold very firm views about the afterlife and God. Just read the death notices in any newspaper. They unanimously hope that there is a heaven for uncle Joe to go to….they hope that he has not gone to Hell! They don’t even believe in the Bible or Jesus or God, but they ‘sure as hell'(another propaganda phrase) think a lot about heaven and hell when death comes their way.

John 3:16 Mistranslated

When our minds already contain biased views about a subject or a person it is very hard to see any other option but the one we already hold. But with God all things are possible. The Disciple whom Jesus loved –John the son of Zebedee  wrote the famous verse of Scripture known as John 3:16. This verse would have to be the most read and translated verse of all.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. New King James Version

Those who have had the Tare of Eternal Punishment sewn into their psyche all their life immediately interpret this verse to suit that inbuilt bias. In fact that is also what the so called Bible Translators did as well. You will see that they did not translate, but interpreted.  Here is John 3:16 from Literal versions…

John 3:16  For so greatly did God love the world that He gave His only Son, that every one who trusts in Him may not perish but may have the Life of Ages. Weymouth Trans

John 3:16  for God did so love the world, that His Son—the only begotten—He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during. Young’s Literal Trans

John 3:16 For God, so loved, the world, that, his Only Begotten Son, he gave,––that, whosoever believeth on him, might not perish, but have life age–abiding. Rotherham’s Emphasised Bible -known as the world’s most accurate Bible!
John 3:16 For thus God loves the world, so that He gives His only-begotten Son, that everyone who is believing in Him should not be perishing, but may be having life eonian. Concordant Version
The Greek word αἰώνιος aiōnios(G166) in this verse has been translated as everlasting in most versions, but these 4 versions above have translated it as ages; age during; age abiding; and eonian. The word comes from (G165)αἰών
aiōn. An aion is what we also call an eon..an age. The aion can be long or short or unknown, but it is simply an age of time. Aionios is also a time word!!
James Strong and Thayer may say that it means forever or everlasting but they have a biased view from the beginning. Just let the Bible confirm what it means.
We know that the word Everlasting appears first in the Old Testament. In Hebrew the word in question is olam olam. Strong and others of his era (aion) will tell us that olam means forever or everlasting as in an “everlasting covenant”.
 
Lev 24:8  Every Sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
 
The word translated as everlasting here is olam olam(Strong’s number H5769) James Strong tells us that olam olam means From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future)...he says it comes from another root word he has numbered H5956–‛âlam which he says means to veil from sight, that is, conceal (literally or figuratively). In other words olam olam should not be rendered as everlasting at all. It means an age of time that is concealed or hidden from us. But it is still to do with TIME!! Time is created by God….ETERNITY is not a created thing. Everlasting is not accurate but misleading. The offering of show bread by Aaron and his sons is not EVERLASTING because those who are in Christ Jesus are the new and better priesthood.
 
Heb 7:12  For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.
 
The Aaronic priesthood and the Levitical Priesthood have come to an end. The Covenant in Leviticus 24:8 was not everlasting, but for an unknown age of time. Unknown to us, but not to God! God knew that Israel would break His ‘everlasting’ covenant and that  Jesus would become the new High Priest of a better priesthood in which we have been made kings and priests to our God.
So do you see that the Bible itself argues against this erroneous translation of olam olam? It never meant everlasting but for an age of time.
 
Thus when the Greek writers of the New Testament chose a word similar to olam olam, to mean ‘for an age’ they chose aion, aionios and aionian which ALL SPEAK OF TIME….not forever or everlasting or eternity.
The wrong translation of these words has caused huge problems….but not for God of course.
 
Have a look  at Leviticus 24 yourself….I will highlight each use of olam olam (H5769) which should mean for an age–but has been translated to mean forever or some other similar word.
 
Lev 24:1  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
Lev 24:2  Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually. 
Lev 24:3  Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: it shall be a statute for ever(should say FOR AN AGE) in your generations. 
Lev 24:4  He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the LORD continually. 
Bread for the Tabernacle
Lev 24:5  And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake. 
Lev 24:6  And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD. 
Lev 24:7  And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 
Lev 24:8  Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting(age abiding or age lasting) covenant. 
Lev 24:9  And it shall be Aaron’s and his sons’; and they shall eat it in the holy place: for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of the LORD made by fire by a perpetual(age lasting or age abiding) statute. 
Is it any wonder that Zionist Christians and the Vatican and Messianic Christians think that Israel today are going to be saved by keeping the old Covenant ways and reinstituting Temple services in a rebuilt temple?? If these things were an everlasting covenant then they must do it. But in fact–it was NOT EVERLASTING AT ALL!! It was only UNTIL the better covenant was ratified by the better sacrifice made by the better HIGH PRIEST JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH. Therefore it was not everlasting to begin with…and neither is aionios life everlasting life.
 
Aionios Life as seen in John 3:16 is the Life of the Age—or the Life pertaining to the Age. It is not everlasting. And so, if the Life we have received is a downpayment on the Life of the Age to come when we shall receive an immortal body…then those who do not believe shall not perish FOREVER either. Those who are not believing are perishing now! They are Lost now! Those who believe in Jesus are found now! They are alive now. They have received Life and that life is in His Son—it is called aionian life –or the Life of the age—or life age abiding.
 
No doubt this confuses you. You have such deep propaganda sewn into your mind by the enemy that you cannot see the truth. But God can show you if you are willing to be shown.
 
If you go through the Bible from front to back and see every occurrence of the word forever and everlasting and eternal and instead change it to what it should say–as in the versions I quoted above–you will see that you have been propagandised and have had the completely wrong view of many things.
 
May God richly bless and lead you to see that He is a loving Father who never even thought of burning anyone in a fire.
 
Jer 7:31  And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom(Gehenna in Greek), to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into My heart
 

Dennis E. Rhodes

 

 

Author: Dennis Rhodes

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