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Taking Christ Out of Psalm 2: David Exults in Having Yahweh’s Favor

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The book of Psalms is a collection of very emotional Jewish poetry.  It doesn’t contain any prophecy, nor does it contain any references to Christ.  But today you’re told that it does.  Why?  Well, just as Christian teachers today show very little regard for context as they rip lines out of the Bible to make it sound like God is saying what they want Him to say, it was the same back in New Testament times.  In the Gospels, Acts, and the New Testament epistles, you will find many misapplications of Old Testament passages, and many of those passages will be pulled from the book of Psalms.  It is due to the ridiculous lies of New Testament writers that today you think there are a bunch of psalms which speak about Christ.  But, no, there are not.

No one in the Old Testament knew who Christ was, and you won’t find any clear Messianic prophecies about Him being spoken until Isaiah’s time, and even then those prophecies are far from clear.  Our Gods simply don’t feel the need to spell out the future for us, and Yahweh’s predictions of Christ contained both contradictions and deceptions.  A guy can’t rule forever in Jerusalem if He’s also going to be slaughtered for people’s sins, yet this is what Yahweh predicted.  The ruling in Jerusalem bit was a lie, because Jesus never sat down on a throne in Jerusalem, nor did He free Israel from political oppression and turn her into a world power—all of which were things that Yahweh said He would do.  Read more of this post

Misapplying David: How Psalm 8 is Used to Insult Christ

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If you are serious about pursuing God, then at some point all of the things you’re using as substitutes for God in your life need to be cleared away.  For many Christians, the Bible and its highly exalted human authors are being used as stand-ins for God.  Rather than pray directly to God when you have a question, you turn to a book—a book which you’ve been taught is infallible.  Well, once we are placing material objects and the ramblings of mere mortals on the same level as our three glorious Creators, we have a major problem.  Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit detest idolatry and They are very jealous by Nature.  And yet even though our Gods hammer this point from Genesis to Revelation, and even though we are taught to obsess over the Bible, somehow we’re failing to see what is right in front of our faces.  No, it is really not okay to act like a book is God.  And it’s not okay to take the idiotic ramblings of humans who were so obviously not listening to God and exalt their lies as “God-breathed.”  As a Christian who really wants to get closer to God, you really need to stop worshiping the book.  To help you get there, we have written many articles which point out specific examples of some terrible teaching and straight up lies that exist in the Bible.  Read more of this post

Psalm 118: The Cornerstone Who Isn’t Christ

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The book of Psalms is filled with poetry, not prophecy. The psalms we find in it are very exaggeratory, and they express a wide range of sentiments, many of which are not at all pleasing to God. To try and claim that an individual psalm writer had Christ in mind when he was venting his feelings in ink is utterly absurd, but this is what we do all the time today because we’re following the bad example of New Testament Jews.

Now Psalm 118 is one of several songs which is misquoted and misapplied by the New Testament writers.  The trouble starts when Jesus’ disciples misunderstand Jesus’ quotation of this psalm during The Parable of the Evil Tenant Farmers.  From there we have Peter claiming that the cornerstone referred to in this psalm is a specific reference to Christ.  In fact, Peter was so struck by the cornerstone analogy that he refers to this psalm once in Acts 4 and twice in 1 Peter 2.  Paul also refers to Christ as a cornerstone.  Well, once we understand the ancient metaphor of a cornerstone, we can see how it is applicable to Christ.  But trying to say that the writer of Psalm 118 was specifically prophesying about Christ’s coming is utterly ridiculous.  Let’s now go through this psalm line by line so we can get an understanding of what the original author was saying. Read more of this post

Debunking Messianic Psalms: The Real Meaning of Psalm 110

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The book of Psalms is a collection of emotive Hebrew poetry, not a collection of prophecy.  And yet you will find Jewish leaders in the New Testament treating certain passages of Psalms as prophetic.  How do you find a prophecy where none exists?  By lying about what the original author meant, and this is what several of our New Testament authors do.  Instead of pointing this out to you, modern day Christian leaders are just perpetuating the lies.  Every time a non-prophetic psalm is turned into a Messianic prophecy by some fool in the New Testament, Bible translators go back to the original psalm and adjust the language to try and force the psalm to match what the New Testament author is saying.  In other words, we’re trying to hide how absurd our New Testament authors are being by covering for them.  Read more of this post

Messianic Passages According to Matthew

Messianic Passages According to Matthew

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Each of our four gospel writers have a different flare. We can call Matthew Mr. Cross-Reference because he puts extra effort into showing us how Jesus fulfilled various prophecies in the Old Testament. Our other three gospel writers also toss in a verse now and then, but Matthew really goes for it. At first glance, his frequent quotations give us the impression that he’s a very scholarly fellow who really knows his Scriptures. Well, that impression is wrong. For like our teachers today who insert irrelevant Bible verses into the middle of their speeches, Matthew peppers us with many “Messianic” predictions that aren’t Messianic at all. Sure, he gets some of them right. But like lemonade with too much water in it, Matthew tries to stretch things a bit too far. In this post, we’ll check out some of his blunders. Read more of this post

Jesus: The Illegitimate Lion of Judah

JESUS: The Illegitimate Lion of Judah

Ironically, we know nothing about Mary’s family tree from the Bible. One popular rumor you might have heard is that one of the four Gospels provides us with Mary’s lineage, but this just isn’t true. Look for yourself and you’ll see that only two of the Gospel writers (Matthew 1 & Luke 3) give us a lineage for Jesus, and both only talk about His ancestry on His father’s side by saying “Joseph was the son of…” No one talks about who Mary’s father was. Her parents remain conspicuously unidentified. And yet you will often here Jesus referred to as “the Lion of Judah”—a title which refers to the fact that He descended from the tribe of Judah. Well, if He did, there’s certainly no evidence of it. Read more of this post

Know Your Bible Lesson 25: Reasons to Hope

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At the end of our last lesson, we learned that good King Hezekiah’s twelve-year-old son Manasseh takes the throne after he dies. Manasseh is going to be super evil. The author of Kings tells us that “Manasseh shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end” (2 Ki. 21:16). We don’t know how the prophets Isaiah and Micah died (although you’ll find many dramatic speculations floating about the internet).  It’s quite possible that they ended up as two of Manasseh’s victims, along with many other prophets of God. We saw the prophets being systematically hunted down and destroyed during the reign of the wicked Ahab and Jezebel. In Period 7, Jesus will confirm that Jerusalem is notorious for slaughtering God’s prophets when He sarcastically quips:

“In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day— for it cannot be that a prophet would die outside of Jerusalem!” (Luke 13:33) Read more of this post

Looking for Jesus in the Book of Job

Looking for Jesus in the Book of Job

There is no question that Jesus’ coming was foretold many places in Scripture. We call such passages “Messianic prophecies.” Yet in our zeal to find glimpses of Jesus in the Old Testament, we have yanked many verses out of context, twisted their meanings, and created Messianic prophecies where none existed. In this post, we will examine the context of two supposed “Messianic prophecies” in the Book of Job and learn why they had nothing to do with Jesus. Read more of this post