The Way: Jesus’ Hidden Message

‘The Way’ will reveal the major alterations made to the Bible, theological and historical coverups – all part of the Great Deception. ‘The Way’ series will also reveal the true meaning of Jesus’ message and how to reach spiritual perfection.

This is not intended to shake your faith, or prove God isn’t real. God is very real. This is simply to help point out the errors the Catholic Church inserted into the text. The institutionalized Church and the canonized Bible are the Great Deception. No matter how hard the early Catholics tried to alter the text, Truth remains. Clues to the true story are hidden in the lies. The Light hidden within the Darkness. As a minister of Christ and follower of ‘The Way’, it is my job to defend Truth and present it to the world. I give you the facts, it is up to you to look into it yourself. Don’t believe it because I say it, believe it because you see it to be true.

Before you read any further, it must be understood I am not attacking God, but defending Him. I am not attacking His Word, but revealing it. I am not seeking to destroy His way, but to preserve it. I am a follower of Yeshua, defender of The Way.

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The Way: Is Yahweh/Jehovah Satan? | The Way: Two Gods in the Old Testament | The Way: Yahweh, the amalgamated Enlil and Enki | The Way: Jesus, the Serpent?

Now that we have glimpsed into the errors taught about the Old Testament and the serpent, let’s now look at Yeshua’s/Jesus’ message.

Many claim they’re following Jesus. The question is are they? Do Christians actually understand what Jesus actually taught? The simple answer is an astounding NO.

What were/are Jesus’ teachings?

Jesus preached love

Jesus’ teachings, overall, hang on the two commands to love your God above all else and to love your neighbor as yourself. Anyone who reads the Bible can see this, but they miss a much larger and broader picture.

People say Jesus is love. Because of this, damnation is rarely preached and alnost never taken seriously. People believe anyone can reach eternal life, whether or not they follow Jesus. Many today also feel because Jesus came to save us from our sins, they can do whatever and simply repent every Sunday (whether directly to God or through a man they wrongfully call “Father”).

Jesus, today, is also idolized. Christianity became ‘ABOUT’ Jesus instead of ‘OF’ Jesus.

Jesus specifically and explicitly stated not to call any Father except our Father in Heaven, not to have any idols before God, and most importantly, to follow Him. Most Christians today break all these commands. They call their spiritual leader “Father”, turned Jesus into an idol, and due to idolizing Him, they cannot follow Him.

John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Many are also “literalists”. By this, I mean that they take everything, even the symbolical, as literal. If everything was to be literal, why then preceed or proceed certian remarks with the statement “Those who have ears to hear, let them hear. Those who have eyes to see, let them see.”? The answer is simple. It is because those statements, or parables, are in code. The only individuals who would then understand are those who knew the code.

The code was understood by those who were sincerely seeking spiritual wisdom, and therefore the spirit of God within translated the message for the individual. Much like an english speaker who understands spanish. You hear “No hablas ingles” and your brain tells you “I don’t speak english”.

One also cannot love their neighbor as themself if they don’t love themself. One cannot love oneself until one first understands themself and knows themself. The same applies to loving God.

Jesus was a nationalist freedom-fighter

I open with a Q&A from OuterNationalist.net in Who is the real Jesus Christ? where they interview historian Michael Calum.

Q) What elements did you mention in
your book, that shaped up Jesus’ character, mindset and principles? Was it the upbringing in occupation that made him an angry young man or what some people call, a radical?

The present is the key to the past here. If you occupy another country and attempt to downgrade or to replace its culture, religion etc, you will, at some point, encounter a faction who are not simply going to ‘sit back and take it!’ Yeshua-bar-Yosef put together a cadre of such like-minded people – and what an impact they’ve had on history!

Q) If Jesus was a radical, how could he say “Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also” (Matthew 5:38-39). He also says: “Put your sword back into its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword” (Matthew 26:52)? Do you believe these are his words and if they’re, what is the context of them?

If Yeshua ever really did utter the words of Matthew 5-7, the Sermon on the Mount as its popularly known as, then its intended recipients would have been exclusively Jewish. As a manifesto for life, it’s pretty good stuff. But could the same person really have been arrested, with followers armed with ‘two blades’ according to Scripture and crucified as an insurgent? He was certainly involved in a violent uprising against Rome, the New Testament is quite clear about that.

Q) As a specialist of 6 ancient languages and an expert on 1st century sources and history, what kind of society Jesus envisioned and struggled to establish?

Yeshua, I think, sought freedom of expression, worship and culture for his people, the Jews. He was unquestionably a religious zealot, an extremist, but sometimes it takes that type of mind set to tackle powerful opposition. Churchill could be termed as a democratic extremist, I suppose, but he was the right man at the right time to confront Nazism.

Q) If Jesus was against the Roman occupation and got killed while resisting the tyranny of the Romans in Jerusalem, do you think he will resist today’s foreign occupations in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan with same zeal and vigour?

I am confident that the Yeshua bar Yosef of history would not have taken it lying down.

As a member of what the 1st Century historian and chronicler Flavius Josephus terms ‘The Fourth Philosophy’ he avowed that loyalty to God, Yahweh, came before any other allegiance, even family and friends. This man got his hands dirty, lived in a matrix of safe houses and caves, according to the New Testament and had even arranged to meet his band back in the Galilean mountains after the uprising at Passover.

Jesus clearly states that He came for His people. He sent the Apostles to the lost tribes of Israel before the non-Israelites. He preached to be loving and respectful to your family and neighbors. These are nationalist traits. He did not, in any way, promote, or otherwise advocate for, internationalism or what is today understood as the “New World Order”. He was in opposition to oppression, both religiously and politically.

Many statements that show this have been removed from the Bible – being replaced by other verses, while others have been twisted out of context. Any individual who wishes to oppress it’s people cannot afford the spirit of freedom to thrive amongst the people they wish to tame. This is why the Catholic Church altered the Bible, burned all “unauthorized” writings of Jesus’ true teachings, and murdered those who wouldn’t step in line during a 400yr long campaign spanning from approximately 301AD to 701AD.

Jesus more or less stated to do what’s necessary to stay within the current national laws, and using the oppressors own laws against them, peacefully revolt resorting to violence only when absolutely necessary – such as self-defense.

For additional reading, I suggest The Historical Jesus Was Crucified For Being A Revolutionary and Jesus Was a Rebel and a Bandit. What Made Him Also the Christian Son of God?.

Errors In Modern Christianity Teachings

Sacrificial Atonement

Many are taught, and believe, that Jesus died for our sins. I will show you by quoting other texts and modern sources, as well as the Bible, that this is not so. Jesus came to set us free from tyranny. A tyranny man imposes on himself by calling it sin.

First, let’s see what the Bible says:

1 Peter 3:18 – For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

1 John 2:2 – And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.

1 John 3:16 – Hereby perceive we the love [of
God], because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren.

2 Corinthians 5:21 – For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

These are all statements that were made, implying Jesus died for our sins. But what does Jesus say?

From the Bible:

John 8:24 – I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins.

Jesus said you, if you don’t believe in Him, you will die in your sins. He does not say that He came to take your place.

From the Gospel Of Peace:

“Happy are those that persevere to the end, for the devils of Satan write all your evil deeds in a book, in the book of your body and your spirit. I tell you truly, there is not one sinful deed, but it is written, even from the beginning of the world, before our Heavenly Father. For you may escape the laws made by kings, but the laws of your God, these may none of the Sons of Man escape. And when you come before the face of God, the devils of Satan bear witness against you with your deed, and God sees your sins written in the book of your body and of your spirit and is sad in his heart. But if you repent of your sins, and by fasting and prayer you seek the angels of God, then each day that you continue to fast and to pray, God’s angels blot out one year of your evil deeds from the book of your body and your spirit. And when the last page is also blotted out and cleansed from all your sins, you stand before the face of God, and God rejoices in his heart and forgets all your sins. He frees you from the clutches of Satan and from suffering; he takes you within his house and commands that all his servants, all his angels serve you. Long life does he give you, and you shall never see disease. And if. thenceforward, instead of sinning, you pass your days in doing good deeds, then the angels of God shall write all your good deeds in the book of your body and of your spirit. I tell you truly, no good deed remains unwritten before God, not from the beginning of the world. For from your kings and your governors you may wait in vain for your reward, but never do your good deeds want their reward from God.”

The most misinterpreted verse of all time:

John 3:16 – 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.

People suggest this verse means Jesus was here specifically to die for us. Why would a loving God sacrifice anyone to cleanse anybody of sin? He wouldn’t. Jesus came to save us from oppression. If you can free yourself spiritually, you can free yourself physically as well. Tyrants can’t control a populace that only recognizes authority from above. Man is of this world, God is above.

Verses have been twisted out of context, and others added to the Bible, in order to keep us obedient. It also gives the true evil ones, the true sinners, a sense of relief under the false pretense a higher entity has cleansed them of all responsibility for said sinners before they were even born.

The Rapture

The rapture was not a thought in original Christians minds, nor institutionalized Christians minds, until the 1800’s. View the below series for information on the deception of the rapture.

Rapture Theology: True or False

Rapture Theory: True or False – Part 2

Rapture: True or False -Part 3

666

I quote from Numerology of 666: Is it really such an evil number? from PsychicsUniverse.com

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The Many Interpretations and Representations of 666

Although most of us know about 666 from Christianity and the Bible, there are many other interpretations for this number. In some spiritual circles, 666 is a triple number of 6, a feminine number representing home and family, idealism and loyalty. As a triple number it has three times the power of a typical 6, meaning even greater energy.

Among some pagan cultures, 666 is actually symbolic of goddess energy—one number 6 for each aspect of the goddess—maiden, mother and crone. Who knows? Maybe 666 became associated with evil due to some ancient male writer’s fear of women.

In other philosophies, 666 refers not to the Mark of the Beast, but to humanity. According to researcher Clyde Lewis, he reminds us that we are carbon-based living units, which reduces us to 6 protons, 6 neutrons and 6 electrons or 666. Perhaps mankind is the so-called beast. Some biblical interpreters would agree, citing that Revelations 13:18 should be translated as “the number of man” plural instead of the “number of a man” singular.

According to ancient Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah, 666 is a holy number. It represents creation and the physical universe. In the Torah, God creates the world in 6 days.

There are also 6 cardinal directions emanating from a central point in the universal plane—north, south, east, west, above and below. All physical space and objects adhere to these dimensions. Repeating the number 6 three times emphasizes the power, strength and perfection of creation.

Finally, 666 has long been associated with the Antichrist or an evil man of power. Using gematria where letters are translated into numerical values, many historians and futurists have tried to figure out who this person is. It has often been said that the Roman Emperor Nero’s name added up to 666. He was obviously the devil incarnate to many early Christians that suffered under his persecution. Yet Nero wasn’t the only one accused of being the Antichrist, many have claimed former President George W. Bush’s name also adds up to 666. And finally there is the self-proclaimed 666 Beast, the famous occultist Aleister Crowley. Apparently there is no monopoly on the number 666.

The Devil in Us All

Esoterically speaking, 666 can also symbolize humanity at its lowest level of imperfection. 6 can represent the material world and tripling it signifies we are too focused on the material and thus neglecting our spiritual nature. That obviously leads us down the wrong path.

Starting with materialism, we can slide down a slippery slope into greed, selfishness and a multitude of other sins. 666 can remind us that we all have a potential devil inside.

Whether you fear this controversial number or not, there is no denying its many meanings—especially the good ones. Maybe 666 really isn’t so evil after all!

For further reading, 666, What does it mean? by Jesus-Is-Savior.com

For information on the number 13: Symbolic Meaning of the Number Thirteen

Conclusion

Jesus has been largely misrepresented, His teachings ignored and others attributed to Him. Jesus went from being a leader to an idol. Christianity went from being of Jesus to about Jesus.

To conclude, I leave you with quotes from Jesus’ True Message by Mark Goodman

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But if you really want to know why Jesus died, I will tell you it was the consciousness of the time and place in which he lived — a consciousness he rejected. It was a state of consciousness perpetuated by fear and silence in the face of corruption and injustice that kept all people of his time in spiritual poverty. That state of consciousness still exists today, right here, right now. A consciousness that silently proclaims… live by and accept my rules and reality… or suffer the consequences.

The sin for which he died was the sin of succumbing to, or making choices that perpetuate, one’s subservience to undeserved power, hypocrisy, and injustice — the sin, if you will, of denying yourself the right to be yourself.

The story of Jesus speaks for itself, eloquently in fact, as to what his life was about. As blatant and clear as his message was, it is all but lost in the ruins of what others teach in his name. His life was about changing the state of consciousness he rejected. It was about freedom — something he was willing to die for, and did die for… the freedom to hear the truth, to speak the truth, and the freedom to live the truth as one understands it to be…the freedom to be yourself and to fulfill the responsibilities that come with freedom…including having the humility to know and/or to think you know something, without forcing others to believe as you do; for all people have an equal right to hold and express their truth as long as they don’t impose that truth on anyone else.  You are free if you are not afraid to be who you are; and free if you are not afraid to let others be who they are…providing neither you, nor they, are engaged in forcibly trying to change or enslave anyone else. Freedom comes with responsibilities.

Jesus saw injustice and hypocrisy and named it for what it was… despite knowing that he would be persecuted for doing so. Most of his followers, and everyone else, watched in silence as he was carted away and hung on a cross for the crime of demonstrating how to live in freedom.

He encouraged others not to be enslaved by the consciousness of their times — not to cower in fear as they lived their lives in the shadow of despotic rule. Jesus’ message is, that you will never know freedom until and unless you are willing to strive for it, and maybe sometimes die for it. He also talked about what it means to live in freedom… to live honorably, faithful to your ideals, while having compassion and respect for the dignity of others, without hypocrisy — for that is where following the truth will lead you… if you follow it with integrity.

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If Jesus were here today he would tell us… “If
you want to know what freedom is, read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Strive for and adhere honorably to these truths and you will know what to do, what to believe in, to achieve your freedom.”

Those in power will tell you that those rights are already yours… even though they who tell you this are the very hypocrites plotting to make sure those rights never will be… yours.

Jesus didn’t go to church. Jesus never told you he wanted to be worshipped. Jesus never told you that if you pray to him, that one day he will come back and save you.

What he said was, “I will show you what freedom is and how to win it for yourself. Believe in me, follow my example and freedom will be yours. Do not kill.  Do not cheat, judge, or persecute others. Do unto them as you would have them do unto you. Do not sacrifice your truth. Live in freedom. Pay your taxes so that your government can function honorably as it should. But do not give away or let anyone take what is rightfully yours, for that is God’s gift to you and yours to have forever.  Learn to live without fear, in spite of fear. Honor your country by giving your country its due; honor God by giving God His due, which is to say, live your freedom and your truth.  My life is my teaching. I will die that you might live… if you believe what I tell you and in what I stand for.”

Maybe he didn’t use these exact words, but this, in essence, is what he said. His life and how he lived it was his message. Those few who followed in his footsteps often ended up as he did. That’s why so few follow in his footsteps.

The truth is, to change the consciousness, it probably isn’t necessary to sacrifice your life as he did. One person alone cannot change the consciousness.  But one person can follow the path and help lead the way. And everyone who takes the path… adds weight to that side of the scale until one day a critical mass is achieved, the scale tilts, and the consciousness shifts in a new direction.

Anyone who strives to live honorably, stands up or speaks out for justice, adds their example and understanding to the consciousness until eventually the consciousness shifts in the direction of justice.

Sometimes the risk of doing so is more or less dangerous than at other times, but every act of courage makes a difference. Many died to secure the freedoms we thought we had won once and for all. Now we know there is no “once and for all.” We have to be vigilant… we have to water the flowers every day and pull the weeds when they show up where they don’t belong. If we don’t rid ourselves of the weeds, eventually they will take over the whole garden. And every day we postpone the difficult task of getting rid of the weeds, makes it that much harder to get rid of them when we finally get to it.

Make no mistake… those who lust after money and power will not willingly give up trying to take from you what is rightfully yours.

They will hold onto their money and power with all their strength.  Many would rather you starve and/or die, than modify their attitude or goals to allow you to live in freedom too. They will lie to you. They will cheat you. They will persecute those who get in their way.

They will call you traitor, or terrorist; they will slander your name with their lies. They will diminish your efforts any way they can; they will tell half truths to undermine what you stand for and what you have to say. And if they cannot scuttle you with slander, they will try to buy you off. And if they can’t buy you off they will buy off the people you have chosen to represent you. All their skill and power will be focused on marginalizing your power, your hopes, your aspirations, and the aspirations you have for your children. And if all that fails they will threaten you, persecute you, incarcerate you, torture you, kill you, telling their hired mercenaries that it is right, proper, and noble to get rid of you… for you are not a patriot, not one of ‘them’.

In order to win your freedom, one day you might have to put your life on the line…because they will stop at nothing if you threaten their ambitions. Look around the world… where did all the dead and mutilated bodies come from. After all these centuries, why can’t we demonstrate any more wisdom than this?

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The reality is, if you won’t defend the rights of others, one day there will be no one left to defend your rights when they come to take the rest of yours away. You know this is true, but still… “I have my job you know, and my car, and my computer, and my TV, and my rent, and my life. Why should I risk all that for people I don’t even know or care about?”

Well, Jesus never told you to go to church and pray for him to come back and save you from your fate, although it is understandable why you do it. And, I suppose that when the time comes, if you go to your place of worship not just on Sunday, but every day, instead of going to work, until you either starve to death or win your freedom… well, that might work. For their paid mercenaries might one day get the picture and begin to understand that by making war on you, who want only to be free, they will be making war on their own hopes and dreams as well. Maybe in that moment of awareness they will put their guns down or turn them around and point them at the real enemy.

Still, how will you ever win back your freedom if, like sheep, you are not even aware of what you’ve lost in the first place?

If Jesus showed up one day would he recognize his teachings in you? Would you recognize him, based on how you think he would express himself?

We say we love our children and yet we send them off to war to fight and kill and die, telling ourselves and them that they are fighting so that we might live in freedom…even when the battle they are asked to fight makes no sense at all.  When we find it that easy to send our children into wars that should never be fought, that should be a clue that something is wrong.

For if we truly loved our children, we would not send them to kill and die; but instead we would put our own lives on the line.  We would say “over my dead body will you take my child to kill and die so that you can steal from others what is not yours or mine to have.”

Maybe many of us would have to pay a heavy price or die before we would win our children’s freedom. Do we have the will, the wisdom, or the courage to do what we ask our children to do in the name of freedom?

Jesus told us how to be. He talked the talk, and walked the walk. His life was his teaching. Too bad we turned his simplicity into an endless complicated liturgy… that we might be distracted from the truth and the responsibility of courageously seeking the truth so that we might live it.

Most who claim they follow him, don’t really. They never had his commitment, his determination, the conviction of his love. Some become the demagogues who to this day twist and rearrange his message to suit their own interests.  Some people volunteer their children into becoming Christian soldiers. Go to battle, lust for war, believe in lies, pray to God to help you kill some invented enemy before that enemy kills you. It takes a lot of skill at twisting words and meanings to attribute such an agenda to Jesus.

But there are those who really do try to follow his teachings. There is hope yet.

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Love the truth, seek the truth. For one day,
the truth shall set you free.

Those who call the Bible the holy book have divided themselves into various communities all claiming to worship Jesus. He never wanted to be worshipped. All he wanted was to teach and for us to learn… how to be honest, decent, courageous, loving, human beings.

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The Way: Jesus, The Serpent?

‘The Way’ will reveal the major alterations made to the Bible, theological and historical coverups – all part of the Great Deception. ‘The Way’ series will also reveal the true meaning of Jesus’ message and how to reach spiritual perfection.

This is not intended to shake your faith, or prove God isn’t real. God is very real. This is simply to help point out the errors the Catholic Church inserted into the text. The institutionalized Church and the canonized Bible are the Great Deception. No matter how hard the early Catholics tried to alter the text, Truth remains. Clues to the true story are hidden in the lies. The Light hidden within the Darkness. As a minister of Christ and follower of ‘The Way’, it is my job to defend Truth and present it to the world. I give you the facts, it is up to you to look into it yourself. Don’t believe it because I say it, believe it because you see it to be true.

Before you read any further, it must be understood I am not attacking God, but defending Him. I am not attacking His Word, but revealing it. I am not seeking to destroy His way, but to preserve it. I am a follower of Yeshua, defender of The Way.

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The Way: Is Yahweh/Jehovah Satan? | The Way: Two Gods in the Old Testament | The Way: Yahweh, the amalgamated Enlil and Enki

In this fourth edition, we begin to transition from the Old Testament into the New Testament. We will see how the serpent is actually the good guy (or god) and that Yeshua/Jesus is the serpent. Sections of this edition include “Satan is NOT Lucifer nor the serpent”, “The Serpent: Symbol of Jesus/Yeshua”, “Characteristics of the Serpent”, “Characteristics of Jesus/Yeshua”, and “Is there a connection between Jesus/Yeshua and Enki?”

Satan is NOT Lucifer nor the serpent

Before it can be shown that the serpent is a symbol for Yeshua, we must first realize that Satan and Lucifer are not one and the same being.

A quote from Is Lucifer another name for Satan?

One of the most common misconceptions among Bible believers is that Lucifer is another name for Satan, based on a single occurrence of the word … the King James translation of Isaiah 14:12, which reads…
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

However the name “Lucifer” does not exist in the Hebrew text, nor the Greek translation (The Septuagint), but was derived from Jerome’s 4th century AD translation of this verse into Latin. Lucifer is a Latin name, which could not exist in a Hebrew manuscript, written before Latin even existed.

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The Hebrew term translated in the KJV as “O Lucifer, son of the morning” is Helel ben Shahar.. literally ‘Helel son of Shahar’. In the Babylonian / Canaanite religions, Helel which means to shine or to bear light, and Shalim, the god of dusk were twin brothers… sons of Shahar , the god of the dawn. Hence ‘Helel son of Shahar’

”Apparently these verses allude to a mythological story about a minor god (Helel son of Shachar) who tried to take over Zaphon, the mountain of the gods. His attempted coup failed and he was hurled down to the underworld. The king of Babylon is taunted for having similar unrealized delusions of grandeur…”

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There is no doubt about the fact that Isaiah 14, when speaking of “Lucifer,” is referring to the king of Babylon, clearly portrayed as a human ruler.

And from Is “Lucifer” the Devil in Isaiah 14:12? we read:

In other words, ‘morning star’ or lucifer in the Latin Vulgate literally referred to Venus, but metaphorically would refer to earthly kings, emperors, and pagan deities. Peter thus may have chosen this word to show that the real morning star was Jesus, not Caesar. Isaiah 14:12 thus spoke of the Babylonian king as the morning star and thus predicted his fall.

Clearly Lucifer and Satan cannot be the same entity. Lucifer, which means “morning star, light bearer”, symbolized Venus and kings on Earth.

The Serpent: Symbol of Jesus/Yeshua

I open with a quote from a sermon given by Pastor Donald J.
Gettys of McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church, titled Jesus Our Serpent

Believe it or not Jesus is our serpent in the
book of Numbers 21. Now this is an amazing story. Numbers 21:8,9. The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived. What must the dying person behold to be saved? He had to look. He had to behold the serpent on the pole. The serpent! Do we dare compare a slithery slimy hissing snake to Jesus? I don’t like snakes. Do we compare a snake to Jesus? I shudder at the thought. Yet it’s here in the Bible.

Come over here to John 3, where The most famous verse in the entire Bible is preceded by two verses that not one in a hundred could guess their words. And they have to do with a snake. John 3:14-16 “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that everyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

So here the Bible compares Jesus to that bronze serpent on that pole. That’s unique, isn’t it. And then I read Desire of Ages by EG White, p. 174. “The lifting up of the bronze serpent “The lifting up of the brazen serpent was to teach Israel an important lesson….by looking upon the serpent their faith was shown. They knew that there was no virtue in the serpent itself, but it was a symbol of Christ;” Patriarch and Prophets, p. 430 – EG White. DA 431. Well, that is very clear, isn’t it. Was this serpent a symbol of Christ? Absolutely.

I understand many of you feel Jesus can’t possibly be the serpent. Something must be wrong here. It must be a metaphor, right? Not exactly. History has been altered. To show an alternate version, I quote from Genesis Revisited

This picture of Adam & Eve with the Serpent
can be misleading unless you have done the research. Most people would look at this picture and think that the Serpent is Satan, when in reality it represents God. It was God/Ea who wanted to teach the truth and it was Satan who wanted to prevent the human race from recovering spiritually.

As long as Mankind accepted their servant status, and obeyed their “masters” all of their physical needs would be met and they would be permitted to remain in their “paradise” indefinitely.

The Latin word for “apple” and for “evil” are identical (malum), the apple came to represent the forbidden fruit (Knowledge) of the Garden of Eden.  It is therefore often used to symbolize the fall into sin, or of sin itself.

The bible tells us that God commanded Adam & Eve not to eat of the fruit. The fruit is symbolic for knowledge. In the above picture, Eve is taking the fruit, then she and Adam eat it. Was it Satan who told her to eat of the fruit? Certainly the Serpent in the tree suggests that! But again, it is a misunderstanding. The Serpent is Prince Ea.

After EA created the human race he wanted to teach humanity truth in spirituality. But the other “gods” wanted to remain in control of the Adam.  EA formed an organization called “The Brotherhood of the Serpent/Snake.” Its original purpose was to educate the human race in spiritual truth.

The other “gods” didn’t want the human race to be free, all they wanted is to control the human race. So they taught falsehoods regarding Prince Ea. They taught that Ea was evil, calling him Satan, Prince of Darkness, evil encarnate etc etc, a bunch of lies! Ea was against the harsh treatment of the human race, he even spoke out against it.

Here is the pivotal moment in the history of mankind. Satan overthrew God/Ea and took control of the human race and spread lies, turning the Brotherhood of the Serpent against Ea. Satan fooled everybody and switched places with God. So the correct way of looking at the above picture is to see God in the tree as the Serpent and God, who had forbidden the learning of knowledge, as Satan. There is only one of the two, either God or Satan, who would lie or withhold information.

In “God”,..divine liar we read the following:

What people have been taught is a lie and it goes AGAINST biblical scripture, logic and common sense. If one studies the bible carefully they will realize that it does not reflect that the Serpent was evil and trying to deceive the human race.

The ancient writings of the bible reveal a lot of information as to what went on 6,000 years ago in Eden. Through logic and common sense we can show that those ancient writings of the bible reflect the end result which we all can see plainly in the modern world.

Genesis 2:9; And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

The knowledge of good and evil was part of what you see on this web site. Part is knowing that evil must disguise itself as good in order to fool its target. The tactics used by evil are easy to spot. Evil often takes the truth and mixes it with falsehoods to deceive.

Evil also withholds information as well:
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:16-17

The above passage tells us that it was “the LORD God” who told mankind NOT to eat of the fruit which is symbolic for knowledge. Why should learning that information be a sin? Why is the withholding of knowledge consistent with the way modern government withholds information? The withholding of information is evil, is it not?

The behavior “God” exhibited in Eden is perfectly consistent with what evil would have to do if its goal were to take over the human race and control it. This in itself is consistent with the Luciferic symbols found in Washington D.C. Government plays the biggest part in world control.  

The bible also specifically tells us that Satan controls this world:
In whom the god of this world [Satan] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. II Cor 4:4

The bible also warns us that Satan can disguise himself as God:
For even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.  II Corinthians 11:14-15

Satan disguised himself in Eden and took control of earth from God. We know this to be true because of the many writings made by top level Freemasons which praise Lucifer. This explains one of the reasons why they chose the Luciferic layout for Washington D.C.  We can also see that Freemasonry dominates the POWER seats within government and big business.

The Serpent who was trying to teach mankind the knowledge of good and evil was not Satan. The Serpent was someone labeled evil by those who were taking over the human race. Prince EA was the Serpent, he was trying to liberate the human race from its bondage.

Many references to God in the Old Testament were not God but were the Elohim. They were gods of war. Christ even taught that the God of the Old Testament was not His Father.

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The idea behind world control is slavery. The bible says the Adam was created to work for God. This isn’t the same God which is Christ’s Father either. It was the ELOHIM. It doesn’t take much to control an entire world especially when you had control of everybody’s education since the very beginning.

Many people are not aware that their Church is preaching falsehoods. Christians are a threat to Satan. Do you really think Satan would allow the Christian community to have the untainted truth?

After Christ left the world they went to work on His life story and what He taught. Rewriting even deleting His word.

The “original sin” was created to keep us away from knowledge, . . .

And now a quote from Wisdom of the Serpent by Jay Williams

Let me begin by asking an obvious question: “Who is this serpent who addresses the woman?” John Milton, of course, knew the answer implicitly. The serpent for Milton and most other Christian theologians of the past is obviously the Devil. Indeed, the whole Christian story has been seen as a struggle between God and Satan for the soul of humanity. The problem is that the concept of Satan does not emerge in the recorded thought of Israel until long after this part of Genesis was written. Indeed, when Satan first appears as a character in the book of Job he is God’s emissary and tester, not his enemy. The same seems true for the other references to Satan in the Hebrew Scriptures (1 Chron. 21.1, Zech. 3.1-2). To think of the serpent as Satan is, therefore, highly anachronistic. It is to impose upon Hebrew Scripture a later, Christian understanding.

Ancient peoples did not understand the serpent as some deceitful embodiment of evil. On the contrary, the serpent was, and in some cultures still is, regarded as the source of great wisdom, for the serpent can shed its skin and go on living. Like the butterfly which bursts out of its own chrysalis to new life, the serpent was often regarded as a symbol of immortality. And more, perhaps because of this intimation of new life, the serpent was frequently regarded in the ancient world as the messenger from the great Goddess and the guardian of her sacred precincts (see Eliade, Patterns 164-74; Sinha 45, 56).

Characteristics of The Serpent

Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing , they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. Ouroboros is an ancient symbol of a serpent eating its own tail that represents the perpetual cyclic renewal of life, the eternal return, and the cycle of life, death and rebirth , leading to immortality.

The serpent, when forming a ring with its tail in its mouth, is a clear and widespread symbol of the “All-in-All”, the totality of existence, infinity and the cyclic nature of the cosmos. The most common being the Ouroboros mentioned above.

Serpents have also symbolized wisdom and freedom.

Characteristics of Jesus/Yeshua

Born, died, and resurrected

Taught wisdom through His parables

A charismatic healer:
The healing miracles include cures for physical ailments, exorcisms, and resurrections of the dead.

Has power over nature:
The nature miracles show Jesus’ power over nature, and include turning water into wine , walking on water, and calming a storm, among others.

Changes in appearance:
The account of the Transfiguration appears in Matthew 17:1–9 , Mark 9:2–8, and Luke 9:28–36. Jesus takes Peter and two other apostles up an unnamed mountain, where “he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.”

Is there a connection between Jesus/Yeshua and Enki?

As we saw in “The Way: Yahweh, the amalgamated Enlil and Enki”

ENKI

God of the Sweet Waters, Crafts and Wisdom

Enki´s watery power never dies and is a living, joyous force.

Enki is the god of ritual lustration and purification from polluting evil.

Enki was peaceful and loving, never over-reacting

The arts of civilisation, the institutions and crafts, as well as economies, are Enki´s gifts to humanity.

He aligns with humankind outwitting Enlil in the Flood myth, and the proud Lord Air is made to revise his ways in the same myth. Enki first refuses to send the flood to exterminate humans and advises Atrahasis/Ziusudra/Utnapishtim to build a boat, the predecessor of Noah´s Ark, and thus save the living from utter destruction.

Enki is the mediator whose compassion and sense of humor breaks the wrath of Enlil

Enki teaches us to see the qualities in men and in nature so that we can better judge our deeds and our fates

Based on comparing the characteristics of Yeshua and Enki, and keeping in mind what we know of Enki from previous editions of ‘The Way’, I feel it is safe to conclude that it is possible Yeshua is in fact Enki and the “Father in Heaven” Yeshua/Jesus speaks of is Anu (the father of Enki) or that Jesus is Enki.

Conclusion

It should be clear at this point, that the Old Testament is riddled with lies and corruption. Man has fallen for the Great Deception as far back as the Old Testament days. Satan, by Yeshua’s own admission, is god pf this world. If Satan is god of this world, would he not portray himself to be god in the Bible? He does, for Satan is actually Yahweh (as pointed out in the first edition). Satan, being a title, his real name is Enlil (as shown in the third edition).

Considering the lies that were told, and the fact Yahweh is Satan, it is safe to conclude then, that the serpent in Genesis is our true god Enki. Enki, as the serpent, has been defamed and persecuted like none else. Enki was considered a “Serpent God” who was symbolized by the serpent and the fish.

Jesus was also symbolized by the fish. Like Enki, Jesus is about peace. Like Enki, Jesus came to free us from bondage. Like Enki, Jesus is symbolized by “living water”. Like Enki, Jesus preached a spiritual wisdom only the few, “those who have ears to hear…” “those who have eyes to see…”, can understand.

With this in mind, it is entirely possible that Yeshua/Jesus was the serpent in Genesis. Or at the very least, may be considered a “Serpent God”, having the serpent as a symbol.

Anyone thinking this is heretical, consider the following. Why would God not want us to have knowledge of good and evil? Why would God not want us to have knowledge of who and what we are? Why would God want us to fear him?

The answer is simple. With knowledge we can reason and understand. If we can reason and understand, we may come to the realization of our bondage and servitude; and attempt to break free of such bondage and servitude. In other words, if we have knowledge, we couldn’t possibly remain obedient little slaves.

“Seek and ye shall find” for the “truth shall set you free”.

Another interesting read is the Serpent of Salvation

You may also want to read Snake or Seraph? The identity of the serpent in Genesis 3 and Serpents and Seraphim

The Series
1) The Way: Is Yahweh/Jehovah Satan?

2) The Way: Two Gods in the Old Testament

3) The Way: Yahweh, the amalgamated Enlil and Enki

5) The Way: Jesus’ Hidden Message

6) The Way: Gnosis Is Of Jesus, Not Satan

7) The Way: Jesus And The Age of Aquarius

Part 2
1) The Way: In The Beginning

2) The Way: Gnosis In The Bible

3) The Way: The Great Deception

4) The Way: We Are Not Bound By The Old Testament

The sequel, or follow up, to ‘The Way’ is ‘The Hidden Truth’.

The Hidden Truth
1) The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Brain

2) The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Pineal Gland

3) The Hidden Truth: Christ Within

4) The Hidden Truth: Revelation Revealed

The Way: Two Gods In The Old Testament

‘The Way’ will reveal the major alterations made to the Bible, theological and historical coverups – all part of the Great Deception. ‘The Way’ series will also reveal the true meaning of Jesus’ message and how to reach spiritual perfection.

This is not intended to shake your faith, or prove God isn’t real. God is very real. This is simply to help point out the errors the Catholic Church inserted into the text. The institutionalized Church and the canonized Bible are the Great Deception. No matter how hard the early Catholics tried to alter the text, Truth remains. Clues to the true story are hidden in the lies. The Light hidden within the Darkness. As a minister of Christ and follower of ‘The Way’, it is my job to defend Truth and present it to the world. I give you the facts, it is up to you to look into it yourself. Don’t believe it because I say it, believe it because you see it to be true.

Before you read any further, it must be understood I am not attacking God, but defending Him. I am not attacking His Word, but revealing it. I am not seeking to destroy His way, but to preserve it. I am a follower of Yeshua, defender of The Way.

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In this second edition of ‘The Way’, we will see that there are actually two gods in the Old Testament warring with each other. These two gods, one for mankind and the other against, purposely written into a single being. We will see the identities of these two gods, how they’re mentioned in the Bible, and how they became known as a singular god. Sections include: “Who is Jehovah?”, “Evolution of Yahweh”, and “A More In-depth Look”.

I will be quoting from a few well researched sources. There are many more sources and ancient texts to backup, verify, and otherwise confirm the information presented. As I will be largely quoting from other sources, my commentary will be minimal. The information is being provided to you, it is up to you to do with it what you will. I believe two of the sources quoted are Gnostic and the third Christian.

Who is Jehovah?

To begin, I will continue about Yahweh/Jehovah, as previously discussed in the first edition The Way: Is Yahweh/Jehovah Satan?

I open by quoting from a Gnostic Wisdom Foundation article titled Jehovah:

Jehovah is the modern variation of the tetragrammaton YHWH, sometimes pronounced Yahweh. The pronunciation Yo-ho-wah is actually closer to the original. The other words associated with Jehovah are: Adonai, Lord and Elohim. Elohim is actually plural and refers to Gods, or Lords. In Genesis 3:22, after Adam and Eve partake of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the Lord says, “Behold, the man is become as one of us,” the “us” being the Elohim, the Lords of the Earth.

An interesting change takes place in the story of Genesis. The original creation story takes place with God as the creator in chapter 1. Chapter 2 begins the same way, until verse 4, where a new entity is introduced, the LORD God, who now claims to have made heaven and earth. This is the first lie. The second lie appears in the story of Adam and Eve.

The Lords of the Earth, the Elohim, were an ancient race of advanced beings that created modern man through the process of genetic manipulation and were revered as gods by the human societies they created. The fact remains that these beings were physical creatures that came into being long after the heavens and the earth were created. Claiming to have made the heavens and the earth to the human civilizations they created is simply further proof that these beings lied and manipulated humans for their own purposes. It is certainly not proof that they were any kind of god. To the contrary, it stands as a form of proof that they were NOT gods at all.

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The Gnostics in the time of Jesus knew full well that the old Lords of the Earth were not Gods. In the Gnostic document known as the Secret Gospel of John is the story of a false god creating the bodies of man, unable to bring them to life. The false god is told that he must breathe life into the bodies he has created. What the false god is not told, is that as he breathes into the body he has created, the true God, a God that is Spirit only, places a small speck of His own spirit into the body, giving it life. The false god is allowed to continue his own ego trip, believing that he has created life while the true God, the creator of all life,remains hidden, acting in the background.

Jesus reveals that truth in his confrontation with the Pharisees in John 8:44 when he tells them, “Ye are ofyourfather the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” Jesus was speaking of Jehovah, the Lord of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob.

The Old Testament combines two distinct individuals into one God, which stands as the most confusing aspect of understanding God. By separating the two individuals out into their original personalities, we can get a clearer view of what God really is. The two physical individuals were known as Enlil and Enki. They were half brothers: Enki, was the oldest, and Enlil, was the younger brother, but born of a mother with a higher social standing than Enki’s mother. Because of the higher social standing, Enlil was given over-all control of the civilizations here on planet Earth. Enlil thus became known as the Lord, God almighty, now called Jehovah.

Enlil authorized the genetic experiments that resulted in the eventual creation of modern man. Enlil was annoyedby the newly propagating race of humans and developed an anti-human attitude (mankind’s antagonist). Enki, having conceived of the race of man and being intimately involved in the genetic manipulation, viewed himself as the protector of man (mankind’s protagonist). By combining these two physical beings into a one God concept, God became both for and against mankind. God became botha loving God and an angry and jealous Godat the same time.

Enki was the member of the Elohim with a spiritual background; Enlil was not spiritualat all. Over time Enki came to the conclusion that mankind needed to know its true potential and started the mystery school system in ancient Egypt (circa 2750 BC). The Gnostic religion was the outer form of the mystery school system and was the primary recruiting ground for the members that later became known as the Great White Brotherhood. The organizationderived its name not from a particular race,but from its focus on a particular substance; the white powder of gold. Many races and nationalities were represented in the Great White Brotherhood.

Enlil, as the angry and jealous god of the Old Testament, Jehovah, waged a number of turf wars against the other Elohim, usinghumans to do the fighting. This resulted in the murder of hundreds of thousands of humans at the direction of Jehovah. The Lords of the Earth owned and controlled the land and used unsuspecting humans toexpand their influence in their endless squabbles among themselves. The Elohim, far from being a divine race, were little different from the world’s population today:constantly fighting for control of the land and the natural resources the land contains.

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Enki, through the mystery school system, taught mankind that there is a true God, a God of Spirit that is the true source of all life in the universe. A God based strictly on Love, Peace and Compassion. This is the God of which Jesus spoke, and is why Jesus left us with but a single commandment: to love one another. Each day we have a choice: we can serve and worship the memory of a physical being steeped in lies, manipulation, violence, murder and genocide, or we can serve the true God of Spirit, based on Love, Peace and Compassion. As Jesus said: God is Spirit, and what is born of Spirit, is spirit. You are a divine child of God. You are the living light of spirit. As Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount:youare the light of the world. By living our lives in Love, we bring ourselves closer to God, closer to the truth, and closer to the perfection God sees in each and every one of us.

Remember, in the end analysis: oneness is the only reality, truth is the only value, and Love is the only power.

Here we see that not only, as The Way: Is Yahweh/Jehovah Satan? shows, Jehovah is in fact a demiurge and known as Satan, but his true and most ancient identity being Enlil of the Elohim. A being that had a complete and blatant disregard for mankind. It was Enlil who chose to kill, enslave, and otherwise oppress mankind. It was Enlil/Jehovah that kept mankinds spiritual wisdom from us in an attempt to keep us from realizing and reaching our fullest potential. Enki, who refused to stand idly by and his creation be enslaved and systematically destroyed, made an attempt to reveal to us such wisdom and free us from the servitude and destruction of Enlil/Jehovah.

When the cuneiform tablets of the ancient Sumerians were uncovered in the mid-1800s from archaeological excavations in Nineveh, Nippur, Babylon, and elsewhere, the discoveries sent shockwaves around the world. Many Biblical scholars were greatly encouraged and believed that the Genesis accounts were finally vindicated. For them, it was obvious that the Sumerians had handed down, with a few distortions, memories of the same historical events that God had inspired Moses to record in Genesis. For other Biblical experts, however, the newly-discovered Sumerian texts were interpretedin a different way. Skeptical Biblical critics took the view that because the Sumerian texts predated the book of Genesis by 500-1000 years, then it was obvious that the Sumerian texts must be the authentic accounts. Both accounts were viewed by the critics as merely myths, and certainly not based on historical events, but because the Sumerian myths were older and it was assumed that “antiquity equals authenticity” then they had to be the true myths. The book of Genesis was then viewed as merely a distorted compilation or recollection of the Mesopotamian originals.  This interpretation of the relationship between Sumerian “myth” and the book of Genesis remains the dominant view in the academic world today.

Evolution of Yahweh/Jehovah

I open with a quotes of interest from The Truth Seekers article The True Name of God

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Below are just a few parallels to digest(there are many, many more):
The Throne of God
Enki/Ea
Sits upon a throne decorated with pots from which flow two streams of water, indicating he is the source of the earth’s streams of freshwater.

Yahweh
Sits upon a throne portrayed as being over a stream of freshwater that leaves the temple in Jerusalem and travels eastward to the Dead Sea, rejuvenating it.

Many similar motifs can be found in:
The “Myth” of Adapa
Food conferring immortality, a god denying man immortality, the acquisition of forbidden knowledge.

The story of Genesis
Food conferring immortality, God denying man immortality, the acquisition of forbidden knowledge.

The Tower Of Babel
Enki/Ea
Confounded the language of the people of the earth.“Enki, the contender…En of cunning, the shrewd one of the land, sage of the gods, gifted in thinking, the En of Eridu,change the speech of their mouths, he having set up contention in it, in the human speech that had been one.”

Yahweh/El
Confounded man’s single language because of their hubris in building the Tower of Babel.

The Deluge
Enki/Ea
Warned Ziusudra (or Utnapishtim) of an impending Flood that would destroy the world and all of mankind. Telling him to save himself and the seeds of all living things by building a boat.

Yahweh/El
Warned Noah of an impending Flood that would destroy the world and all of mankind. Telling him to save himself and all the animals by building a boat.

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The biblical version of the “Great Flood’s” happy ending is chock full of biblical contradictions. It begins by telling of man’s abominations including the corruption of the purity of the “Sons of God”.

A decision is reached to have all flesh perish.The same Deity rushes Noah in 7 days to build an Ark to save the seed of mankind and all living things. Why? Was the Deity’s purpose in this to defeat his own plan? When the flood is over and the Ark lands the deity who is enticed by the smell of roasting meat, forgets his original determination to end all mankind, and even makes a covenant with Noah to never do so again.The nagging contradictions can easily be placed to rest if one considers the fact that the bible’s version is an edited version of the original Sumerian account.

As in many other instances, the edited “monotheistic” Bible has compressed into one deity the roles played by one or more other gods who did not always act in accord.From the Sumerian version, Enki who disagreed with his brother Enlil’s commandto destroy all humans found a way to warn Utnapistim/Ziusudra.

‘Man of Shuruppak, son of Ubar-tutu: Tear down thy house, build a ship! Give up possessions, seek thou life! Foreswear belongings, keep soul alive! Aboard ship take thou theseedof all living things; That ship thou shalt build – Her dimensions shall be to measure…From the Bible, God determined to end all mankind then gives a reprieve and warns Noah.

Genesis 6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
Genesis 6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

After the flood, Utnapishtim/Ziusudra built an altar and offered a sacrifice.

From the Enuma Elish;
‘the gods smelled the savor, the gods smelled the sweet savor the gods crowded like flies about a sacrificer’

From the Bible;
Genesis 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination ofman’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

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Moses then said to God,`Look, if I go to theIsraelites and say to them, “The god of your ancestors has sent me to you,” and they say to me, “What is his name?” what am I to tell them. God said to Moses, `I am who I am’.
Exodus 3:13-14

As we have learned, Enki (`Lord of the Earth’) was called Ea in Akkadian (East Semitic) – that is to say in the Babylonian tradition. Scholars have determined that Eawas vocalized as ‘Eya’. So, when Moses stood before the burning bush and asked the name of the god of the mountain, did “God” really reply`I am who I am’(Heb. Eyah asher eyah)? This puzzling phrase has long perplexed many theologians here is our simple explanation.

The voice of God simply replied`Eyah asher Eyah’-`I am (the one) who is called Eyah’– the name of Ea in its West Semitic (Hebrew) form. Some Scholars have simply failed to recognize (most often those with strong theological ties) that this is another of those characteristic puns in which the Old Testament abounds.`I am (Eyah) he who iscalled (asher) Ea (Eyah)’is a classic biblical play on words.

It also explains God’s apparently nonsensical instruction:`This is what you are to say to the Israelites,“I am has sent me to you”. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the above statement makes no sense.The words properly translated are`Eyah has sent me to you’.

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Evidence has it that the “Yahweh” movement originated with the court of King Solomon’s son Rehoboam about 960 BCE, at that time many documents were written to strongly favor the Davidic line of succession in a bid to unite the kingdoms of Judah and Israel. The Yahweh ‘sect’ was concentrated in the south in Judah and is associated with temple ritual among the Jews and the El ‘sect’was in the north among the Israelites- just as Chemosh was the patron god of the Moabites, Milcom of the Ammonites,Hadad of the Arameans, Melkart of the Tyrians.

Though initially of the same clan and stock the Judeans felt they had a claim to rule over all Hebrews and the Israelites did not feel the same.They each developed their own countries with their own kings and both also had their own biblical versions.During the 7th and 6th centuries BCE these separate but similar “Bibles” were merged in an effort to once again unite the tribes ofIsrael under one King and one Banner.The efforts of the Hebrews in the 7th and 6th centuries BCE were not so much the creation of new gods and new concepts from whole cloth, but rather the taking of older concepts and adding a “New Twist.”

Yahweh-El is the result of the new twists derived from a re-working and transformation of older concepts by the Hebrews, who followed in the footsteps of their Mesopotamian predecessors.Yahweh-El is simply a re-working and transformation of the Sumerian god of Wisdom and Knowledge, Enki, also called Ea or Ia, which later became – Iah/Yah/Yaw.This transformation may have also come to the Hebrews from other places but the fact remains that even those others we can trace that contributed to the Supremacy of Yahweh-El simply re-interpret and spun their own twists on the Sumerian epics.

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In the Ugaritic myths Baal conquers the tannin of the sea, so does Yahweh. Baal-Hadad the storm god was the chief god of the Arameans, and it worth noting that Israel claimed her ancestors were Arameans, and that Yahweh is likened to possessing the epithets and achievements of Baal-Hadad, he appearing at Mount Sinai in the form of a Storm Cloud.

Baal Hadad (alternately, Adad) is portrayed as a god who dwells within the darkness ofa thundercloud, whose thunder is his voice,and whose rains, initiate the Flood that destroys all mankind.

The Biblical portrayal of Yahweh as a god who dwells within the darkness of the thundercloud (Deut 4:11; 5:22, 23) is borrowing imagery from Baal-Hadad, who also dwells in a dark thundercloud and whose voice is the thunder. The Bible also relates that Yahweh was called Baal by some Israelites “And in that day, says the Lord, you will callme, ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me, ‘My Ba’al.’ For I will remove the names of the Ba’als from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more.” Hosea 2:16

If Yahweh was originally subordinate to El, it be could that the Israelites at first imagined him as a god of the same type as Canaanite Baal.
-Yahweh as did Baal also appeared as a storm-god.
-Yahweh like Baal first established his kingship over the world by subduing the unruly cosmic waters, symbolized by a serpent or a dragon.
-There are psalms that show Yahweh subduing the waters along with the dragons Leviathan and Rahab.
-Like Baal, Yahweh had been a god who had to fight the waters until they submitted to his will.
-Like Baal, Yahweh constantly sustained the ordered world.

Yahweh did not – any more than Baal or Marduk – remain subordinate to the supreme god their fathers.

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From The Gilgamesh Epic:
“There rises from the foundation of the heavens a black cloud. Adad thunders in the midst of it.”

From The Bible:
“And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, while the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, wrapped in darkness, cloud and gloom.Deut 4:11″These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darknesswith a loud voice…And when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire….”
Deut 5:22,23

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Marduk, (Enki/Ea’s eldest son) after slayingTiamat, holds his bow up for praise and places it in the heavens as a”bow star constellation,” a type of memorial to his ending the threat of a flood to destroy the gods who dwelt on the earth.Yahweh-El, like Marduk, places his bow in the heavens after bringing to an end the Flood, as a rainbow.

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`Eyah’ or simply `Ya’ is the hypocoristic form of the name Yahweh found as an element of so many Old Testament names. So Enki/Ea, the god who created Man and then later warned Ziusudra/Utnapishtim of the impending destruction of mankind, is one and the same as the god of Moses.

This was the great revelation given to the hero of Exodus during his long exile from Egypt in the wilderness of Sinai. It was only when Moses came into contact with the Midianite priest, Jethro, that the highly Egyptian-ized Israelite learned of a much earlier history for his people their origins in the land of Eden, their descent into Shinar and the name of their primeval God. The Midianites were also descended from the patriarch, Abraham, through the sons of his wife, Keturah. They however, had not suffered oppression in the land of Egypt, having split off from the Abrahamic tribe and settled in northwestern Arabia [Genesis 25:1-6]. They had not lost their cultural and religious identity through slavery to a civilization with different beliefs and traditions.

It is likely that the Midianites would have been culturally closer to their origins than the Israelites. They too had a rich oral tradition stretching back to ancestral Mesopotamia. Or perhaps they carried withthem original cuneiform tablets relating thedifferent myths and epics of their ancestorsfrom Sumer.

Moses then said to God,`Look, if I go to theIsraelites and say to them “The god of yourancestors has sent me to you,” and they say to me “What is his name?”, what am I to tell them?’ God said to Moses, `I am he who is called Ea’. And he said, `This is whatyou are to say to the Israelites, “Ea has sent me to you”. You are to tell the Israelites, “Ea, the god of your ancestors, the god of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has sent me to you.” This is my name for all time and in this way I am to be invoked for all generations to come.’ Exodus 3:13,14, 15

The implications are clear: the Israelites did not know the name Ea and so it follows that they had little or no idea of their ancestral heritage.

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With our identification of Yahweh with the Sumerian god Enki and the Akkadian god Ea we have had an opportunity to comparethecharacter and attributes of the deities to see if they represent the same basic natural elements. The following is the authoritative view of Yahweh.

While the date and origins of the names are debatable, the character of Yahweh is certainly clear, although multifaceted in the biblical text.
·He is a storm god who speaks in the thunder, who hurls or shoots lightning (Exodus 19:16-19; 20:18; Psalm 18:14; Job37:5; Amos 1:2; Habakkuk 3:11).
·He is a god of the mountains (Exodus 19; 1 Kings 20:3).
·Fire is both a sign of Yahweh’s presence and a weapon (Exodus 13:21; 1 Kings 18:38).
·He is a god of the desert (Judges 5:4).·He has control over the waters of the earth – the sea (Exodus 14:21; Jonah),
·He has control over the rivers Joshua 3:16-17),·He has control over the rain (Genesis 2:5; 1 Kings 17).
·He is the giver of life and one who brings death.
·He is a god of war and of peace.

There are many aspects here that are characteristic of Enki/Ea who is the life-giving deity of fresh water, but there are also others which reflect the more violent nature of his brother Enlil (`Lord of the Air’) who was the head of the Mesopotamian pantheon, also known as Baal the Canaanite storm god and Seth, the Egyptian god of the desert. The god of Moses thus reflects an amalgam of deities.

A More In-depth Look

Here I have a few quotes of interest from Domination by Deception by Peter Goodgame, which may be found in its entirety at RedMoonRising.com

YHWH is similar to the enigmatic god Anu in that both are viewed as “Father” deities. Anu was understood as the father of the first generation of gods including the two brothers Enlil and Enki, while YHWH was the “father” of the angelic host who are referred to throughout the Old Testament as the B’nai Ha Elohim, or “Sons of God.” Anu may have also been viewed by the Sumerians as the original creator of the universe, but gradually creation became viewed as a “natural” process involving impersonal primordial “forces.” For the Sumerians Anu was really unimportant and he existed as an “otiose” deity far away in heaven, which was also the place from where YHWH ruled according to the Hebrews.

The apparent relationship between YHWH and Enlil is much more substantial. Enlil was not viewed by the Sumerians as the original Creator of the universe but he was viewed as the ultimate Ruler of the gods and of mankind. Sumerian myths also describe Enlil as the father of a generation of gods, and several myths refer to Enlil (as opposed to Enki) as the creator and father of mankind. The cult center of Enlil was located in the holy city of Nippur, which was never a political capital and does not appear as a capital city on the Sumerian King List. Nippur was instead a sort of religious capital where the kings of Sumer went to receive Enlil’s approval and to honor the mightiest and most-feared of theSumerian gods. According to the Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta epic, prior to the reign of Enmerkar the Sumerians worshiped Enlil alone, which implies something similar to Hebrew monotheistic worship of YHWH. The Sumerians also looked to Enlil as the ultimate decision-maker within the council of the gods and, like YHWH in the book of Genesis, it was Enlil who decided to send the Great Flood to wipe out mankind.

The relationship between YHWH and Enki presents much more of a challenge for scholars of the ancient texts and remains a highly debated question. If any god could be said to be the”personal” god of the Sumerians it would have to be Enki. Like YHWH’s relationship with the Hebrews, Enki was viewed by the Sumerians as powerful, kind, and wise in his schemes to protect the Sumerians from the animosity of other gods (especially Enlil) and from neighboring enemy tribes. Just as YHWH cared for his people, the Hebrews, so was Enki portrayed as caring for the Sumerians. As mentioned inPart Five, Enki’s apparent love for mankind could be traced back to Sumerian traditions that Enki, just like YHWH in Genesis, was personally involved in creating mankind out of clay. Enki also played a role similar to YHWH when, through his actions, a particular family was chosen, warned, and spared from the Great Flood by being given instructions for building an ark.

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David Rohl even believes that YHWH actually declared His identity as Enki/Ea to Moses in a straightforward manner at the incident of the burning bush:
“Moses then said to God, ‘Look, if I go to the Israelites and say to them, “The god of your ancestors has sent me to you,” and they say to me, “What is his name?” what am I to tell them?’ God said to Moses,’I am who I am’.” [Exodus 3:13-14]

Here is how David Rohl explains this curious dialogue between Moses and the Voice from the burning bush:
“As we have learnt, Enki (‘Lord of the Earth’) was called Ea in Akkadian (East Semitic) – that is to say in the Babylonian tradition. Scholars have determined that Ea was vocalized as ‘Éya’. So, when Moses stood before the burning bush and asked the name of the god of the mountain, did he really reply ‘I am who I am’ (Heb.Eyah asher eyah)? This puzzling phrase has long perplexed theologians but now there is a simple explanation. The voice of God simply replied ‘Eyah asher Eyah’– ‘I am (the one) who is called Eyah’ – the name of Ea in its West Semitic (i.e. Hebrew) form. Scholars have simply failed to recognize that this is another of those characteristic puns in which the Old Testament abounds. ‘I am (Eyah) he who is called (asher) Ea (Eyah)’ is a classic biblical play on words. It also explains God’s apparently nonsensical instruction: ‘This is what you are to say to the Israelites, “I am has sent me to you.”‘ God’s words should really be translated as ‘Eyah has sent me to you.”Eyah’ or simply ‘Ya’ is the hypocoristic form of the nameYahweh found as an element of so many Old Testament names. So Enki/Ea, the god who created Man and then later warned Ziusudra/Utnapishtim of the impending destruction of mankind, is one and the same as the god of Moses.”

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Gardner approaches the subject of Enlil and Enki in his follow-up book Genesis of the Grail Kings(1999), and for him the identity of YHWH/Jehovah is very obvious. “The Jehovah of the Jews (El Elyon of the Canaanites) was, therefore, synonymous with Enlil of the Anunnaki,son of the great Anu.” Gardner then goes on to identify Enki. “The serpent who conversed at length with Eve was clearly not a lowly, dumb creature, but a guardian of the sacred knowledge… It is further evident from the Mesopotamian serpent illustration that it has a direct Enki association, since Enki (Ea) was traditionally depicted as the Serpent-Lord of the Euphrates. Just as the serpent was the giver of wisdom, so Enki was constantly referred to as Enki the Wise…” For Gardner the “Grail Kings” are the true kings who have the divine right to rule over mankind. He traces the genealogy of this illuminated elite back to Cain, the first son of Eve, and Gardner resurrects the ancient Talmudic legend that Cain’s true father was Samael the serpent, identified by Gardner as Enki. He writes,”In terms of sovereign genealogy, the line of Ham and Nimrod (in descent from Cain, Lamech and Tubal-cain) held the true heritage of Grail kingship, while the Sethian line through Noah and Shem were of lesser standing…” According to Gardner, Ham was in fact the first-born son of Tubal-Cain, and not the son of Noah as stated in Genesis. With this step Gardner is able secure a line of human descent directly to Enki himself, even through the catastrophe of the Great Flood.

In commenting on the Judeo-Christian concept of Satan/Lucifer as the great Adversary of God and man, Gardner claims that this is a spurious theological invention created to help intimidate and subjugate early Christians under the domination of the Roman Church. For Gardner, the serpent-god Enki was mankind’s original creator, our most important teacher, our protector against the animosity of Enlil/YHWH, and essentially “a true champion of mankind.”

Mark Amaru Pinkham is a successful author who also alleges that mankind’s true creator is Lucifer,a name which he says is synonymous with Enki of the Sumerians. Pinkham’s ideas are explained in his bookThe Return of the Serpents of Wisdom(1997), while in another book,The Truth Behind the Christ Myth(2002), he explains that Jesus Christ was simply one of a series of manifestations of this divine figure. Pinkham has also written on the connection between the true”christ” and the medieval Knights Templar, and he is the founder of an organization calledThe International Order of Gnostic Templars.

William Henry is another name associated with Sitchin’s “extra-terrestrial origins” theory. Henry refers to himself as an “investigative mythologist,” he has published close to a dozen books, and he can be heard often on late-night radio on shows such as Coast-to-Coast AM that discuss alternative and esoteric issues. In one of his online articles Henry explains how the conflictbetween Enki/Ea and Enlil continues to the present day:”E.A. and his priests, seek to uplift humanity to the level of the gods through global education and revelation of all sacred secrets. Enlil’s priests seek to keep humanity at the level of slaves and sex objects, the property of a police state cryptocracy.”

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In his book Dimensions(1989) Vallee elaborates on this hypothesis: “I propose that there is a spiritual control system for human consciousness and that paranormal phenomen alike UFOs are one of its manifestations. I cannot tell whether this control is natural and spontaneous; whether it is explainable in terms of genetics, of social psychology, or of ordinary phenomena—or if it is artificial in nature, under the power of some superhuman will. It may be entirely determined by laws that we have not yet discovered.”

If indeed the ancient “gods” are manipulating and controlling human consciousness from other dimensions then we can expect Enki to be playinga major role in this ongoing program. But is his role positive, as the Sumerians and modern New Age authors assure us, or is he the Great Deceiver and the greatest enemy of both God and man, as Judeo-Christian traditions have warned from the very beginning?

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As far as the pagan world was concerned there was only one story to be told, even though each culture told it in a unique way with different names and each with its own culturally-relevant details. In the final analysis this story is Enki’s story, and Enki’s great rival Enlil, understood by so many to be YHWH the God of Israel, had to wait about fifteen hundred years before He could give His side of the story. That was the approximate length of time from the invention of writing to the moment when Moses met his appointment with God on the top of Mt. Sinai. It will be interesting as we find out what He had to say.

Biblical Response

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Modern scholars find many similarities when they compare Genesis with the creation accounts of the Sumerians and Babylonians. For instance, according to Genesis, creation took place in seven days, literal or otherwise, whereas the Enuma Elish creation account of the Babylonians was written down in a division of seven tablets. Other similarities exist, but these many similarities only serve to highlight the few important differences that do exist. These differences are enough to prove that the Hebrews had an understanding of creation and early history in common with the pagan cultures, but they viewed these events from a completely different, and in many cases opposite, perspective.

Concerning the “Fall of Man,” this is the event in Genesis that sets the stage for all further divine-human relationships, whether they be mankind’s relationship with God, or mankind’s relationship with the “Sons of God,” also known as the fallen angels, who manipulate human affairs from the spirit-world. This event also introduces the primary adversary of God and Man, who is referred to in Hebrew as the nachash of the Garden of Eden. Semitic languages scholar Dr. Michael S. Heiser believes that this word, which is usually translated as “serpent,” can also be translated as “the shining one.” This means that this creature was not a mere snake, but was a divine being capable of using speech to flatter and deceive. Heiser associates this nachash with the descriptions of Satan in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28. In Isaiah his name is given as Helel ben Shakar, which means “the shining one, son of thedawn, “translated in some Bibles as “Lucifer, son of the morning,” whereas Ezekiel helps to explain the origins of his overblown pride: “You had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.You were in Eden, the garden of God…”

While the tempter of Eve may not have been an actual snake, he has always been associated with the serpent in one way or another. The book of Revelation (12:9) describes him as a red dragon, and refers to him as “the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world.” In the book of Genesis his punishment for deceiving Eve also appears to be related to his “serpentine” aspect: “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (Genesis 3:14-15) Within this curse upon the serpent was also a prediction of the serpent’s doom, which would come from a man descended from Eve herself. The Hebrews understood this promise as the Protoevangelium, or “first prophecy,” of the coming of the world’s Messiah who would provide the remedy and reverse the effects of the Fall.

For the Hebrews “Satan the Serpent” was known from the beginning as a cunning deceiver who was cursed by God and would one day be destroyed by the Messiah. Compare this with the pagan view of the “shining serpent,” as given by Philo of Byblos, translated from even earlier Phoenician texts:

“The nature then of the dragon and of serpents Tauthus [Egyptian Thoth, Greek Hermes] himself regarded as divine, and so again after him did the Phoenicians and Egyptians: for this animal was declared by him to be of all reptiles most full of breath, and fiery. In consequence of which it also exerts an unsurpassable swiftness by means of its breath, without feet and hands or any other of the external members by which the other animals make their movements. It also exhibits forms of various shapes, and in its progress makes spiral leaps as swift as it chooses. It is also most long-lived, and its nature is to put off its old skin, and so not only to grow young again, but also to assume a larger growth; and after it has fulfilled its appointed measure of age, it is self-consumed, in like manner as Tauthus himself has set down in his sacred books: for which reason this animal has also been adopted in temples and in mystic rites… The Phoenicians call it “Good Daemon”; in like manner the Egyptians also surname it Cneph;and they add to it the head of a hawk because of the hawk’s activity. Epeïs also (who is called among them a chief hierophant and sacred scribe, and whose work was translated by Areius of Heracleopolis), speaks in an allegory word for word as follows: ‘The first and most divine being is a serpent with the form of a hawk, extremely graceful, which whenever he opened his eyes filled all with light in his original birthplace, but if he shut his eyes, darkness came on. ‘Epeïs here intimates that he is also of a fiery substance, by saying ‘he shone through,’ for to shine through is peculiar to light.”

The question that begs to be asked is this: What can possibly explain these two radically different perspectives on the nature of the serpent? For the Hebrews he was cursed by God to a level lower than that of animals and forced to eat dust, whereas for the pagans he was the”Good Daemon,”and”the first and most divine being.”

After God’s cursing of the serpent the next curse falls upon Cain for killing his brother Abel. In PartFive we saw how the dispute between the shepherd and the farmer is resolved differently in Sumerian texts than in the book of Genesis, with the farming winning divine favor over the shepherd, and the shepherd becoming belligerent towards the farmer. There is also a different emphasis on the lines of descent. Genesis gives the descendents of Cain and relates their founding of the first city, but Seth’s line is more important because it leads to Noah. On the other hand, the Sumerians appear to focus upon the line of Cain, with the institution of the hereditary monarchy “descending from heaven” to Enki’s city, the city of Eridu, named for Irad the grandson of Cain. In contrast, as far as YHWH was concerned the institution of a monarchy was unnecessary and was viewed as inevitably leading to oppression (1 Samuel 8:10-22).

The other “descent from the heavens” account is the descent of the fallen angels themselves. This is portrayed in Genesis 6, and it involves unholy relations between some of the “sons of God” and human women, a relationship which produced the Nephilim. From this human-angelic interaction the world became”corrupt in the sight of God”and”filled with violence,” which became the justification for sending the global Flood. According to pagan mythologies this was the Golden Age of Kronos when the gods lived with men during the era of the kingdom of Atlantis. However, even though it was viewed as an idealistic time when the “true religion” originally ruled, Greek writers such as Plato explained that Atlantis became corrupt in its spiritual teachings and used its great power to dominate and abuse the entire world.

The non-canonical book of Enoch explains how the fallen angels taught mankind astronomy and astrology, charms and spells, and the properties of plants and herbs. One particular angel named Azazel”taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and taught them about metals of the earth and the art of working them”(Enoch 8:1). In Genesis the craft of metalworking is ascribed to Tubal-Cain, a descendent of Cain. David Rohl associates this name with Bad-tibira, which is the second city on the Sumerian King List, following Eridu where”kingship descended from heaven.” According to Sumerian accounts the great”civilizer” of mankind was the great god Enki, the Lord of the Abzu in Eridu, who was portrayed as a firm friend and champion of mankind. On the other hand the book of Enoch explains that the innovations given to mankind were used for wicked purposes. The Nephilim ruled with an ironfist, “and when men could no longer sustain them,the giants turned against them and devoured mankind”(Enoch 7:4). Regarding Azazel himself, Enoch 10:8 reads:”The whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel:to him ascribe ALL SIN.”

After the Great Flood we come to a curious incident in which Ham, one of the three sons of Noah, dishonors his father. This brings about another curse, which is a curse from Noah, given because of Ham’s indiscretion but applied to Ham’s son Canaan. In the Sumerian King List and in the myth Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta both Meskiagkasher (Cush) and Enmerkar (Nimrod) are said to be descendents of Utu. If Utu is to be found within the book of Genesis then Utu can only be Ham, the third son of Noah who is described negatively in Genesis. On the other hand, within Sumerian mythology, specifically Enki and the World Order, we find that Utu/Ham is glorified:”Enki placed in charge of the whole of heaven and earth the hero, the bull who comes out of the ašur forest bellowing truculently,the youth Utu, the bull standing triumphantly, audaciously, majestically, the father of the Great City, the great herald in the east of holy An, the judge who searches out verdicts for the gods, with a lapis-lazuli beard, rising from the horizon into the holy heavens.”

Utu became known as the Sun God in Sumerian mythology and the god of Truth and Justice. In the Akkadian language Utu was known as Shamash. It was Ham’s grandson Nimrod who was responsible for the Tower of Babel, and we have already shown how this is portrayed in Sumerian myth as Enmerkar’s attempt to renovate the Holy Abzu of Eridu in honor of Enki. In the descriptions of the role given to Utu by Enki, we can perhaps read how the young Ham (the youth Utu) left the home of his father Noah (which was a mountainous land of forests), in a fury of indignation (bellowing truculently) because of what he perceived to be an unjust verdict against himself and his son. Then Enki appears, offering flattering words and deceitful promises, after which we find that Ham becomes deified by Enki as the Sun and God of Justice! In Egyptian myth we find that Ham is most likely represented as the god Horus. This may sound confusing on the surface, because Horus is usually viewed as the son of Osiris, who has been shown to be Nimrod, the grandson of Ham. The problem is resolved once we realize that the earliest Egyptian myths describe Horus as either the brother or uncle of Osiris. Eventually two separate Horus identities appeared whom Plutarch refers to as “Horus the Elder” and “Horus the Younger,” the latter being the well-known son of Osiris and the great unifier of Egypt. This interpretation makes sense because the facts show that the cult of Horus was well-known some time before the cult of Osiris was established. The worship of Horus dates back to Pre-Dynastic times to the “Falcon City” of Nekhen, while concrete evidence for the worship of Osiris first appears only in the Fourth Dynasty.

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It seems that at every important stage of the book of Genesis we find a description of events very similar to pagan accounts, but the interpretation of the events is given a completely opposite spin. What can account for the fact that the Hebrews, a seemingly insignificant tribe of refugees fleeing from Egypt, would seek to create a history of creation and civilization that repeatedly contradicted the way in which the surrounding nations viewed the very same history? The next section will help to answer this question.

God Against Gods

After the account of the indiscretion of Ham the book of Genesis continues in chapter ten with a listing of seventy of the descendents of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the three sons of Noah. At the end of this listing is an explanation:”and out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood.” Chapter eleven then continues with the story that helps to explain exactly how these nations were separated, which is the story of the Tower of Babel. Hebrew tradition, as well as Josephus, maintains that this episode was directed by Nimrod, whose empire included virtually the entire civilized world. At his prodding the people of the earth said “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the earth.”

According to Genesis the building of the city and the tower was begun for two reasons: 1) To”make for ourselves a name,” and 2) To establish a base from which to resist the divine command given in Genesis 9 as part of the Noachide Covenant to”multiply and fill the earth.” As a result of this disobedience Genesis 11:5 explains that the Lord “came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.” God’s response to the situation is explained in Genesis 11:6-7, which included an appeal from God to His heavenly host: “The Lord said, ‘Behold, they are one people and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language so that they will not understand one another’s speech.'”

The Book of Jasher is a non-canonical book that is mentioned in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18, and it explains the identity of the “us” that God refers to in Genesis 11, “And they built the tower and the city, and they did this thing daily until many days and years were elapsed. And God said to the seventy angels who stood foremost before him, to those who were near to him, saying, ‘Come let us descend and confuse their tongues, that one man shall not understand the language of his neighbor,’ and they did so unto them.” (Jasher 9:31)

This strange episode was concluded after these”angels” agreed to God’s invitation to make a”descent” from heaven to earth. The final result is given in Genesis 11:8-9, which explains how the people of the earth who resisted being scattered were forced to meet the terms of the Noachide Covenant of Genesis 9:
“So the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the earth; and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

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The book of Genesis does not elaborate on how these descending angels affected mankind at the time of the division of the nations. In fact, the explanation of this event does not appear until the book of Deuteronomy where it can be found within the final speech that Moses gave to the people of Israel just prior to his death: “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of man, he set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.” (Deuteronomy 32:8)

These “sons of God” were members of the”heavenly host” of angelic beings that God originally created to help manage the earth and all creation. This explanation for these “sons of God” is clarified by an old Jewish Targum on this text found in a manuscript known as Pseudo-Jonathan.

“When the Most High made allotment of the world unto the nations which proceeded from the sons of Noach, in the separation of the writings and languages of the children of men at the time of the division, He cast the lot among the seventy angels, the princes of the nations.”

The decision to divide the nations of the world took place in a “Divine Council” setting, with God consulting with a council of seventy “sons of God”before arriving at a decision. The “sons of God” are advanced beings, also known as “angels,” and because they were created with Free Will not all of them have always acted in obedience with God and His divine plan. The seventy “sons of God” who appeared before God at this particular Divine Council to come to an agreement with God regarding the problem of the Tower of Babel were rebel angels whose interaction with humanity far pre-dated the Flood. In other words, they were a dissident faction of angels who thought they could manage humanity much better than God could. To deal with the problem of Enki’s domination of the world through Nimrod and his empire God decided to allow these angels a chance to prove their argument. The end result was that the world was divided up according to”the number of the sons of God.”

“Seventy” was the number of members within this particular angelic faction, which is why the Table of Nations of Genesis 10 lists exactly seventy descendents of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, who made up the nations that “were separated on the earth after the flood.” From God’s perspective, a situation in which humanity was united against God under the control of Satan and Nimrod was exchanged for a situation in which humanity was divided against God under the control of the seventy fallen angelic”princes.”

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The disappearance of YHWH from human affairs, through the transfer of direct authority over humanity to the “fallen angels,” can be deduced by the existence of so-called “otiose” deities at thehead of the pantheons of the pagan world. For instance, most scholars refer to the Sumerian god Anu as an “otiose Deity.” He was the head of the Sumerian pantheon, but he did not actually do anything, and the Sumerians had very few, if any, representations of him, despite the fact that temples were built in his honor, such as the one excavated by Sir Leonard Wooley at Ur.

In Canaanite mythology, which is known to us from the Ugaritic texts of Ras Shamra, the “otiose deity” is the great god El. The primary Canaanite myth known asThe Baal Cycle characterizes El as a deity far removed from human affairs, who falls into a dispute with his wife when he is faced with promoting one of his sons to the position of active leader of the pantheon. According to Ugaritic accounts, and this is a very significant point, the number of El’s sons was exactly seventy.

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In conclusion, the Tower of Babel event, more than being simply a fascinating story of how the different languages came to exist, is in fact the place and time where “Paganism” came into existence as a religion and as a system of spiritual control over, and enslavement of, the minds and souls of humanity. In this sense William Bramley was absolutely correct in his characterization of the oppression of humanity at the hands of the “Custodians” when he wrote,
“To keep control over its possession and to maintain Earth as something of a prison, that other civilization [the fallen angels / Custodians] has bred never-ending conflict between human beings, has promoted human spiritual decay, and has erected on Earth conditions of unremitting physical hardship. This situation has existed for thousands of years and it continues today.”

Conclusion

You may click on the links provided to read the above articles in their entirety. The third is 12 pages long, possibly containing more information I could have quoted here. However, the author seems to have a bias that is made evident in the final 5 pages of the article, and I feel what I have quoted is enough to cover the topic of this edition of ‘The Way’.

Based on my research, and the quoted sources above, I feel it can be considered conclusive that:
-Prior to the formation of Judaism by the tribe of Judah, there was only one belief system. The only difference being the names each nation chose for the gods.
-The tribe of Judah, in disagreement with the other tribes of Israel, re-wrote accounts of history; amalgamated the gods into one; and twisted stories, to fit their means.

All things considered, it is fair to assume then, that the serpent isn’t necessarily the evil one; YHWH wishes man to be slaves, whereas the serpent made attempts to free man. It may also be said that, due to amalgamation of the gods, many verses attributed to God are Enlil, while others are Enki.

In the next edition of ‘The Way’ we will see what attributes of Yahweh are Enlil and what are of Enki. We will also see which of these two gods have been amalgamated into Yahweh, and which of the two gods is simply a more ancient name for Yahweh.

The Series
1) The Way: Is Yahweh/Jehovah Satan?

3) The Way: Yahweh, the amalgamated Enlil and Enki

4) The Way: Jesus, the Serpent?

5) The Way: Jesus’ Hidden Message

6) The Way: Gnosis Is Of Jesus, Not Satan

7) The Way: Jesus And The Age of Aquarius

Part 2
1) The Way: In The Beginning

2) The Way: Gnosis In The Bible

3) The Way: The Great Deception

4) The Way: We Are Not Bound By The Old Testament

The sequel, or follow up, to ‘The Way’ is ‘The Hidden Truth’.

The Hidden Truth
1) The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Brain

2) The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Pineal Gland

3) The Hidden Truth: Christ Within

4) The Hidden Truth: Revelation Revealed

The Way: Is Yahweh/Jehovah Satan?

This is the first of ‘The Way’ series. ‘The Way’ will reveal the major alterations made to the Bible, theological and historical coverups – all part of the Great Deception. ‘The Way’ series will also reveal the true meaning of Jesus’ message and how to reach spiritual perfection.

This is not intended to shake your faith, or prove God isn’t real. God is very real. This is simply to help point out the errors the Catholic Church inserted into the text. The institutionalized Church and the canonized Bible are the Great Deception. No matter how hard the early Catholics tried to alter the text, Truth remains. Clues to the true story are hidden in the lies. The Light hidden within the Darkness. As a minister of Christ and follower of ‘The Way’, it is my job to defend Truth and present it to the world. I give you the facts, it is up to you to look into it yourself. Don’t believe it because I say it, believe it because you see it to be true.

Before you read any further, it must be understood I am not attacking God, but defending Him. I am not attacking His Word, but revealing it. I am not seeking to destroy His way, but to preserve it. I am a follower of Yeshua, defender of The Way.

In this edition of ‘The Way’ series, we cover the following topics:
“Old Testament God Is Satan?”, “Old Testament God Is Evil?”, “Prophetic Deception?”, “More Than One God?”, and “Yahweh/Jehovah, the Demiurge?”.

Unless otherwise stated, all verses are from the King James Bible.

Old Testament God Is Satan?

2 Samuel 24:1
“And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.”

which in 1 Chronicles 21:1 becomes:
“And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.”

Lamentations 3:38-39
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good? Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

James has this to say:
James 3:10-12
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

From Upliftingcrane’s Blog article titled Old Testament God Jehovah is Satan:

In Hebrew, Je or Jeh or Jah means Lord or God [ref].

The suffix “hovah” is No. 1943 in Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary and has the meaning of “ruin, mischief.”

It is another form of No. 1942, ‘havvah’, which is translated “calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous (thing), naughtiness, naughty, noisome, perverse thing, substance, very wickedness.”

Put the two (Je + hovah) together and you get “God of ruin, mischief, calamity, perversion, and wickedness”. And don’t forget ‘noisome‘ – which means it stinks! Simply put, Jehovah is The God of Evil!

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The Wrathful God

“Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. There went up a smoke out of his nostrils and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.”
(Psalms 18:7-11)

Comment

Consider that these verses describe an angry (wroth) being, spouting smoke and fire, whose secret place consisted of darkness. This devilish entity sounds like a description of Satan, but believe it or not, actually comes from the Bible as describing God.

God rejoices your death

“And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.”
(Deuteronomy 28:63)

Comment

If the religious mind believes that God represents a loving God, then one must wonder about God, as described in the Bible, who would rejoice to destroy some of his creations.

Should we hold honor to an insane God? The Bible assures us that God possess an evil spirit with hate, and full of wrath, and here he rejoices in destruction! God appears completely devoid of any wit or humor; a mental state that psychologists have observed in many schizophrenics.

Fire Of God

“Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.”
(I Kings 18:38)

Comment

We get told that Satan involves himself with the eternal consuming fire, yet the Bible makes it abundantly clear that hell fire comes directly from God.

The Evil Spirit Of The Lord, 2

“And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.”
(I Samuel 19:9)

Comment

Consider that many modern Judeo-Christians consider God the opposite of evil, yet here we have, again, the clear Biblical wording of evil coming from the LORD.

In early Christian history, several Gnostic cults believed that the orthodox Church as well as the Old Testament, came from Satan. The Church, of course, labeled these Gnostics as heretics and burned their books as well as the heretics themselves.

Reading the Old Testament appears to affirm the observation that God and Satan, if not one in the same, at least work as a team.

Old Testament God is evil?

We are taught that good comes from God and evil comes from Satan. Well, let’s take a look. Shall we?

Deuteronomy 28:63
And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.

1 Samuel 16:23
And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him

2 Samuel 12:11
Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

1 Kings 14:10
therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.

1 Kings 21:21
Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel

Isaiah 45:7
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Prophetic Deception?

Joshua 10:11
And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Beth-horon, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.

becomes…

Revelation 16:21
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

It’s alleged Joshua 10:11 happened, while Revelation 16:21 is our future. Yet they are the same verse.

More Than One God?

From the article Many Gods in the Old Testament we read:

This is really a deep subject, and if one looks at it from a different viewpoint than one grew up with it is really difficult to deal with.   A recurring thought is, what if the one God gets so angry with me that He strikes me dead;  worse yet, what if, because of what I am writing, He bars me from heaven.  However, I take comfort in the fact that I am writing things that the Bible clearly teaches.  I am not concocting any fabulous theories.  Based on what the Bible teaches I am portraying only facts.  With that in mind, we continue.

Notice these two Bible verses:
Genesis 19:24  Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
Exodus 15:11 Our Lord, no other gods compare with you.
Hosea 1:7  I, [the Lord], (first person) will deliver them by the Lord their God (third person).

These three verses very distinctly speak of more than one god.  Some of the newer translations rearrange Geneses 19:24 in such a way that the Lord is mentioned only once.  Was this change made because the translators could not grapple with the teaching that there is more than one God?  When I wrote about the Bible, (when I first started blogging) I wrote that changes like this were being made to the Bible so that the Bible would agree with the translator’s theology.  Some would rather change the Bible then change their own preset conclusions! Abraham … dwelt on the other side of the river in old times: and they served other gods. Joshua 24:2.  The word we notice here is “gods” and it is the same word that is used in Genesis chapter one, (about the Gods which created heaven and earth), and in many other incidents throughout the Old Testament.  The gods are written about in plural, and as was already mentioned, the word gods does not always refer to idols.

The Psalmist said, For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm 95:3.  Again, the word “gods” here, is the same word used in Genesis chapter one, speaking about a collective, creative group of gods.  

O Israel, listen: Jehovah is our God, Jehovah alone. Deut. 6:4 (The Living Bible) Many theologians have used Deut. 6:4 to prove, from the Bible, that there is only one God (Jehovah), whereas it explicitly states the exact opposite.  What it actually says is that there are other Gods, but for Israel, there is to be only one God; His name is Jehovah.  Therefore, for all practical purposes, as far as praise and faith are concerned, for Muslims, for Jews and for The Church, it is not wrong to declare that there is only one God.  However, among those who want to be true to the Bible, it must be agreed, that the Bible distinctly teaches the existence of other Gods than Jehovah.

Wikipedia writes, Recognized scholars have formulated a substantial case for ancient Israel’s practice of Monolatry.  The book of Exodus, in fact none of “The Law”, denies the existence of other Gods.  However, it does make a strong issue of the fact that the Jews are to follow and worship only Jehovah.  We recall, from a few posts ago, that monolatry means, to worship one.  This viewpoint recognizes the existence of a plurality of actual gods, but insists that there is only one God worthy of worship.   For the Christian church that One is Jehovah.

Why don’t we try and let the Bible speak for itself, even if it means that we have to “think again” about the basics that we have learned in the church, in the mosque, or in the temple.

Another source for this is Problem: The Old Testament mentions multiple gods Verses: Multiple; Status: Minor and The God of the Old Testament vs The Father of the New Testament

Yahweh/Jehovah, the Demiurge?

Before we look at this, let’s be clear what a demiurge is. From the Merriam-Webster dictionary we see:

Etymology: Late Latin demiurgus, from Greek dēmiourgos, literally, artisan, one with special skill, from dēmios of the people (from dēmos people) + -ourgos — worker (from ergon work)
1 capitalized (a) : a Platonic subordinate deity who fashions the sensible world in the light of eternal ideas (b) : a Gnostic subordinate deity who is the creator of the material world
2 : one that is an autonomous creative force or decisive power

Understanding what a demiurge is, understanding the plurality of a collective creative force, understanding that several locations of the text refers to God as “We”, “Us”, and “gods”, and understanding that Yahweh or Jehovah implies he is the only god worthy of worship, it seems as though Jehovah is in fact a demiurge.

Conclusion

Looking at the evidence, I believe the answer is conclusive. The answer is Yahweh/Jehovah is a demiurge. He is in fact a god, but one of many. He is a lesser god to the Supreme or Most High.

As being the creator of everything physical, he sought to be the god of the creation. To make himself “as the Most High”. To be sure he could accomplish this, he forbade creation from knowing itself and the Most High – the God of all that is. To keep creation from this seemingly small, yet largely significant fact, he issued laws and regulations – enforcing them through fear. He essentially made all of creation, especially mankind, his slaves.

The Most High naturally did not appreciate one of it’s own creations turning against it. But not only going against the Most High, but enslaving the very creation the demiurge was set forth to create. So the Most High did what any loving parent would do. Reprimanded the demiurge and set out to free creation from servitude to the demiurge.

This sparked a huge argument in the Heavens and the “war of the gods”. The story has since been twisted by man.

The Catholic Church-fathers, seeing themselves as gods. rewrote and created the Old and New testaments in such a way to transform the story and keep us, their followers, in line as obedient little slaves. They wrote Yahweh/Jehovah to be the one and only god, altered out the other gods, inserted new text and removed other. However, they couldn’t completely remove the Truth. If you look at the text closely, you see the war of the Most High and the demiurge, how the story was twisted, and just exactly Satan is.

It was deliberately written to be confusing, to give all authority to the governments and Church leadership, and to make us willing slaves to the demiurge and his subordinates. Todays institutional Church, the percieved Bible, and belief it is wrong to question are all part of the “Great Deception”. Yahweh/Jehovah is in fact Satan. And he has successfully destroyed the True Church for the better part of 1700yrs, successfully decieved the masses, and is now successfully exterminating Christians around the globe.

The Series
2) The Way: Two Gods in the Old Testament

3) The Way: Yahweh, the amalgamated Enlil and Enki

4) The Way: Jesus, the Serpent?

5) The Way: Jesus’ Hidden Message

6) The Way: Gnosis Is Of Jesus, Not Satan

7) The Way: Jesus And The Age of Aquarius

Part 2
1) The Way: In The Beginning

2) The Way: Gnosis In The Bible

3) The Way: The Great Deception

4) The Way: We Are Not Bound By The Old Testament

The sequel, or follow up, to ‘The Way’ is ‘The Hidden Truth’.

The Hidden Truth
1) The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Brain

2) The Hidden Truth: The Bible And The Pineal Gland

3) The Hidden Truth: Christ Within

4) The Hidden Truth: Revelation Revealed

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