So this is a continuation of something I'll probably never finish writing on. By adding pages it is the only way I know to keep people from looking and rereading in an attempt to see if anything new has been added. It's late so I will not be at this long. So, here we go again. As before, I'll be placing scriptures in and out which are merely what I call sound bites of the whole story. Please research it for yourself and never assume I know anything.
So what is the point of trying to learn the past? That is so simple, it's so we do not repeat it again and again, yet that is exactly what we have done. To learn the past though we have to know the real past and not a fake one. There has been great expense, one could say a boundless one spent to insure that the truth is hidden. This can be accomplished in a few ways. First off is to decrease our language. As I have said before, most people reading today can not understand language of just a couple of hundred years ago. I'm not talking about just slang but the everyday words once held in common conversations. Another tried and true method is by making light of certain events thus making one feel foolish for believing something, as in giants. We then can gloat in our own fake glory of false intelligence. Yet another way is to spread disinformation that is mixed with specks of truth. Satan though had yet another plan. To masquerade as light, aka, good. We will call that one deception. A few passages that goes along with this so far:
Job 1: 6-7
6Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
7And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
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!
1 Timothy 3:6
Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
25In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
14But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
1 John 3:10
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
1 Peter 2:15
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Ok, enough on that subject. There are plenty more but by now you see what I am talking about. Least we forget my favorite:
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Now days we seem to have a lot of big time money people and banks and bankers. For some it comes to surprise that the Bible mentions these people too. Back then though they were not called Bankers, they were call money changers. God has some words on that and them too. This is one of the few, if not the only time we see Jesus angry.
14And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
16And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
25Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
26Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.
27If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
36 Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.
37Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.
Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.
Now Usury is basically interest on loans, guess who does loans...? And of Debt in which I will be brief :
1 Samuel 22:2
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
2 Kings 4:7
Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
Think there wasn't investing and backs back then? Check this out. There is nothing that is new these days, just revamping.
Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
So if we've both learned something here then it should be that perhaps there is much more we don't know. I know the more I learn the more I find out that I don't know. So far we've seen banking, investing, and foreclosure back in those days, so usury was definitely done back then and the whole of the system was crooked even then. So while we're on a roll lets look at precious metals. Gold today has many uses like electronics, medicines, and jewelry, but what of back then. I'm not going to touch on what advancements they had then but rather stick to what we know. God's people also used gold and silver back then for many things and depending upon it's use, God was ok with it. It was what we done with it and how we revered it that gets us in trouble. Gold became popular since it was a sought metal which made it easier to fashion jewelry out of and make sculptures. Since today we seem to worship it I'm going to go with the negative side of it, but there are positive readings about it as well.
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 Timothy 2:9
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
1 Peter 1:7
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
1 Peter 1:18
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
So now we've both learned a little perhaps, I know I have. Bear in mind that anybody can use sound bites just as I have and can spin the Bible to say what they want it to say. One must read it in Context, and not sound bites. With an open heart, and eyes, and ears. One final thing though I want to end this page on is Enoch. Enoch was the first person to go to Heaven without dying. On the History Channel it states that Enoch was mentioned once briefly once. That is incorrect. An out and out falsehood, IE: lie. I think there are three books of Enoch, but double check me on that. Enoch is rarely ever mentioned by main stream preachers and his book is only found in the original cannon of the Bible.
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Now if I am just me and can find this then surely the History channel can too. His books are some pretty wild stuff but in them it contains information that can and will fill in the gaps left in the Bible. It contains where many things we have today comes from and tells of a group of angels called the Watchers mentioned in Genesis 6. Many of the upscale preachers are taught about it yet never mention it. Why? Could it be like a preacher I heard the other day on the radio say, that one has to stick to not stepping on toes or talking controversial things or things that are strange because we never hear them? Just stick to the mainstream for fear that some will leave, and as he started, that means money leaving. Since I don't make any money for this and one can read or not read, I'd rather learn and the ones who wish to learn with me so choose to learn. They had knowledge back then of Enoch and the Watchers who left their first estate that we do not have, or at least believe.
From these 200 came the knowledge of warfare, tattoos, enchantments, jewelry, root cuttings, make-up, astronomy, astrology, and homosexuality, medicine. Now maybe it was their job to teach this and maybe not. I know the arguments to taking these books out, but really. Enoch would have known Adam and his later generation Noah. He was spared the flood. The fact that Cain dad kind of blows the theory of Cain being Satan's son right out of the water. And that blows Genesis six scoffers out of the water with that theory too. It all comes down to a scripture as to why it is important to know.
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
1 Kings 10:14
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.