Right Hand = All of Christianity

” I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.” Hosea 12:10

Christ’s parables do not create false analogies. They are true to such an extent that they can be deeply meditated upon and considered in exact detail and will remain completely authentic.

In Revelation chapters 2 and 3 the Christian church is presented as 7 stars on candlesticks shining from Christ’s right hand. The prophetic vision named real churches in 7 Anatolian cities, but they must be representative of the entire Christian church since they are the only ones in Christ’s right hand.

Hence Church history and the churches match the analogy of a right hand. Therefore by studying the concept of a right hand carefully even the details will match – and so we can appreciate more of the truth of what Jesus was describing.

The fingers of a hand do resemble candlestick holders, but there are not 7 fingers, only 5.

Likewise, in the description of the 7 churches, 2 of them are not on candlesticks – the first one and the last one. First Christ says of Ephesus he “will remove thy candlestick out of his place” (Rev 2.5) and last to Laodicea he says “I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Rev 3.16).

So the location of five of the stars is on fingers, but these two stars have to be put elsewhere: the wrist and palm.

Now consider how features of the locations of the hand will be analogous to the descriptions of the various churches:

  1. Ephesus  – The First Church: It’s moved to the wrist because that is where the hand starts, it is where Christ’s nail-print was, and hence the first early church is here. The witness of the church in Christianity’s home of Palestine and Syria was likewise moved away by Islam. The wrist is very strong, the entire hand relies upon it, just as we all rely upon the real Apostolic church of the first century that gave us the Bible. The wrist is at the base of the hand with no raised finger on it, so Ephesus is described as hating the lying false apostles, which is called the sin of the Nicolaitans, those who exalt themselves as religious lords over the laity.
  2. Smyrna – The Persecuted Church: matches the Pinky finger. It’s the smallest and weakest part of the hand, adds almost no strength to the grip, and it is most susceptible to injury. Likewise the Persecuted church was weak and crushed by the world. But a pinky-ring is an ostentatious sign of great wealth, and likewise this church is promised riches and a crown. The oil sprinkled in Leviticus 14 is done by the “right finger”- the right-most finger is the pinky.

    ” And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the LORD:” Leviticus 14:16

  3. Pergamos – Orthodox Church: The church starts to “marry” the world after Constantine makes Christianity the state religion. This finger is the ring finger for wedding rings. Constantinople is the heart of Eastern Orthodoxy that this stage stands for. The finger is much taller than the pinky finger – and so this church is rebuked for having Nicolaitans, the false “apostolic” claimants who raise themselves up as grand religious leaders. As the fingers of a workman or farmer can be expected to get dirty doing the job, so this church is dirty. It’s accused of ensnaring the Christians into condemnation (by asceticism and legalism), sacrificing to idols (by Orthodox icons, Mary-worship, Eucharistic re-sacrifce) and fornication (by forbidding marriage by religious and divorced persons).
  4. Thyatira – Roman Catholicism: The middle finger is the highest finger, perhaps strongest of the 4 fingers, is in the middle of the hand, but with a tip that extends so far it is subject to injury. Likewise, the Roman church has become the most influential church, sits in the middle between Orthodoxy and the Protestant denominations, and has the highest Nicolaitan, the Pope, who will eventually be the antichrist and get smashed. This finger works hard but shares the dirty deeds of the Orthodox in idols and fornication. It is also the middle-finger for the infamous obscene gesture – and corresponds to the rebuke for Mariolatry, for which it is doomed to get a thrashing.
  5. Sardis – Lutheran/Reformed/Anglican. The pointing or index finger represents Protestantism, and likewise we arrive at the Church that points out with intelligence the correct doctrines that the Reformation restored. It’s nearly as strong as the middle finger, and so withstood and thrived despite the ravages of Rome’s persecutions. Yet it likewise is dirty in doing the work – and so mainline Protestantism has become today an unrepentant and filthy mess. It’s also raised up in height, but is lower than both the ring and middle fingers, showing that it’s leadership has somewhat less of a Nicolaitan problem. This finger acts together with the thumb in holding the pen for writing, and so it was the joint effort of the Anglicans and the Puritans to produce the King James Bible.
  6. Philadelphia – Puritans/Bible Churches/Baptists: The thumb is stronger than the fingers, but lower than any of them, and it actually opposes them.  So the Bible churches have been in opposition to all the the other churches, rebuking them for their errors. When a man holds a Bible up in his hand before his face, the thumb is the digit he looks and sees holding it. The King James Bible has been held by these churches. As we appreciate our thumb, so this church is the best church, holding God’s word, productive, and without rebuke. It’s positioned away from the fingers so not exposed to the same dangers or dirt – and likewise this church is promised to be saved from the tribulation. “Thumbs up/down” is the rendering of judgment by Caesar – and this church has the victory over the Synagogue of Satan.
  7. Laodicea – modernistic apostate mega-churches. Christ says he spews out this church so its location is on the hand where one would spit, which would be in the middle of the hand, in the palm. The palm has no finger, and modern churches have the complete opposite of Nicolatians, they have ultra casual “Pastor Joe” types that look and act almost like bums.  The palm is where coins and goods are held, and so this church is very wealthy and hoarding. The palm connects all the fingers, is in the very middle, and doesn’t oppose any of them. So Christ says they are neither hot nor cold, like the apostate ecumenical movement that has infected all the churches today.

The thumb and pinky are on either side of the hand and there are similarities between these churches in that both mention the Synagogue of Satan, both are without rebuke.

The wrist and end of the middle finger are both in the middle position yet opposites – and so the first church had the actual apostles and opposed the Nicolatian false apostles, while the Roman church became the worst example of this sin with the pope. Between them two is the palm – the Laodicean extreme without leadership and everyone doing whatever they feel like.

This study of the right hand shows that there are many fascinating corollaries between the design of the human hand and the history of Christianity as foretold by Jesus Christ in his letters to the 7 churches.

In closing, this study suggests that there are even more insights to be gained by the indication that the phrase “right hand” in the Bible is often code for the Church. The phrase appears in over 160 verses so there is a lot worthy of further consideration.


Pope preaches doctrine of Eternal Security ?!

Most Protestants and Baptists believe in the eternal security of the believer – because the person received the new birth and eternal life by faith in Christ.

The Pope is apparently now also preaching eternal security – a salvation that cannot be lost – but not based upon belief – rather based on the ritual of baptism – eternal life by having been sprinkled with some water as an infant:

… The images of the tomb and of the maternal womb referring to the font are in fact very incisive to express what a great thing happens through the simple gestures of Baptism. I like to quote the inscription that is found in the old Roman Baptistery of the Lateran, on which one reads in Latin this expression, attributed to Pope Sixtus III: “Mother Church gives birth virginally, through water, the children she conceives by the breath of God. Those of you reborn from this font, hope for the Kingdom of Heaven.” It’s beautiful: the Church that has us born, the Church that is womb, is our Mother through Baptism.

If our parents have given us earthly life, the Church has regenerated us to eternal life. We have become children in His Son Jesus (Cf. Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:5-7). On each one of us also, reborn of the water and of the Holy Spirit, the celestial Father has his voice resound with infinite love, which says: “You are my beloved son” (Cf. Matthew 3:17). This paternal voice, imperceptible to the ear but very audible to the heart of one who believes, accompanies us throughout our life, without ever abandoning us. Throughout life the Father says to us: “You are my beloved son, you are my beloved daughter.” God love us so much, as a Father, and He doesn’t leave us alone. This from the moment of Baptism. Reborn as children of God, we are so forever! Baptism, in fact, isn’t repeated, because it imprints an indelible spiritual mark: “No sin can erase this mark, even if sin prevents Baptism from bearing the fruits of salvation” (CCC, 1272). The mark of Baptism is never lost! “Father, but if a person becomes a brigand, of the most famous, who kills people, who commits injustices, doesn’t the mark go away? “ No. To his own shame that son of God does those things, but the mark doesn’t go away. And he continues to be a son of God who goes against God, but God never disowns His children. Have you understood this last thing? God never disowns His children. Shall we repeat it all together? “God never disowns His children.” A bit louder, as I’m deaf and I didn’t understand: [They repeat louder] “God never disowns His children.” There, that’s fine.

Incorporated in Christ through Baptism, the baptized are, therefore, conformed to Him, “the first-born among many brethren” (Romans 8:29). Through the action of the Holy Spirit, Baptism purifies, sanctifies, justifies, to form from many only one Body in Christ (Cf. 1 Corinthians 6:11; 12:13).  The chrismal anointing expresses it, “which is sign of the royal priesthood of the baptized and of his aggregation to the community of the people of God“ (Rite of the Baptism of Children, Introduction, n. 18, 3). Therefore, the priest anoints with the sacred chrism the head of every baptized, after having pronounced these words, which explain its meaning: “God himself consecrates you with the chrism of salvation, so that, inserted in Christ, Priest, King and Prophet, you are ever members of His Body for eternal life” (Ibid., n. 71).

Source: zenit.org (h/t)

The Pope is being perfectly logical, based on his erroneous idea that baptism in water imparts the “new birth” it must be eternal and can never be lost: however this is considered the Catholic heresy of “presumption.” It also ignore the fact that no Catholic can trust his baptism because he doesn’t know whether the priest that conducted it had the requisite “intention” in mind – and if that element was lacking the baptism failed and the Catholic remains damned in “original sin.”

In reality, salvation is not by a baptism ritual – it is by belief in Christ. Our baptism is spiritual “into Christ” not into water. The water is just an outward ritual. But having been saved by faith, you are given the new birth, and therefore eternally saved.


“Vain, butterfly-priest!” – Pope Francis’ list of Zingers

Credit: AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu.

Wow, the antichrist sure has a way with words!

He says so many good things, I’m scaring myself reading through them because I’m actually starting to like the old goat.

And he says a lot of stupid stuff also. He is correct in pushing inner-substance and good deeds over mere religious formalism, but his stated aim in doing so appears to be the destruction of not only Catholic “rigidity” but all Christian doctrine. He idealizes things like generosity and acceptance and compassion, while insulting a morality-based righteousness – calling it hypocritical, “pelagian,” and judgmental.

He is trying to pull into his net everyone with a pluralistic appeal. This truly is “Peter the Roman” – appealing to the worldly mentality, putting his foot in his mouth, and denying Christ.

I guess it makes sense that you can’t successfully play the antichrist if you’re not a likeable guy. He pairs his humanistic message with an attack on “fundamentalists” who would prevent the introduction of the coming Satanic one-world-religion.

(This quotes below were compiled from the “popefrancisbookofinsults” blog.)

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Legalistic False Teachers forbid Divorce and Remarriage

Let’s look what the Bible has to say on this topic.

First, consider just how flexible the Old Testament laws were regarding marriage, contradicting the notion that God is somehow incensed at divorce and remarriage:

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Yes, America really is Babylon the Great

The defenders of the notion that Revelation 17 and 18 describe Roman Catholicsm are growing increasingly agitated as more and more people come to the conclusion that the passages are actually describing the United States of America.

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Discerning the Body of Christ in Communion

 

Jan Huss (Prague) was treacherously burned by the pope for rejecting Roman Catholic idolatry.

Jan Huss (Prague) was treacherously burned by the pope in 1415 for daring to preach against Roman Catholic idolatry.

“For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.” 1 Corinthians 11:29.

What does this verse mean?

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There are (at least) 3 major superstitions regarding Communion that should be avoided:

(1) that a communion service is a re-sacrifice of Jesus Christ and effective to obtain forgiveness of sins;

(2) that the communion bread is the Son of God and should therefore be worshipped;

(3) that Christ is somehow within the bread and therefore eating the bread is receiving Christ.

All three superstitions are based upon scriptural misunderstandings.

Early Reformers, like Jan Hus and John Wycliff, were burned at the stake for their deviations from Rome’s blasphemous ‘transubstantiation’ doctrine, yet many Protestants moved slowly toward a complete and proper understanding of the Lord’s Supper – to one based on scripture alone and free from pagan superstitions. Rejecting Rome’s ‘host’ worshipping idolatry, and their false sacrifice of the mass, many Protestants nevertheless retained notions of Christ’s ‘real presence’ as spiritually present inside the communion elements.

Jesus Christ’s real human body was the ‘bread’ given at the cross of Calvary for the sins of the world. The bread in communion is just a commemorative act – it is only a symbolic remembrance of what Jesus did.

So the ‘bread’ that saves us is only Jesus Christ’s body that he gave for us on the cross. It is received only by faith in the preaching of the gospel (John 6:28-29). The gospel message is that Christ Jesus died for our sins and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

In contrast, the bread taken in a communion service is just an occasion when the people of God can outwardly demonstrate and commemorate their commonly held faith as members of Christ’s spiritual body (1 Corinthians 10:16-22; 11:17-34). The symbolism of the bread shows Jesus’ death, and by eating it together, that shows the communion of the people of God who have all together trusted in Christ. The ceremony is not called a ‘sacrament’ – it is called an ‘ordinance’ (1 Corinthians 11:2).

1 Corinthians 11:29 does not mandate that we recognize Christ’s body inside pieces of bread, but rather that our communion services should be conducted in an orderly fashion so that proper symbolism of the bread and wine can be clearly discerned.

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