Chapter VII – Corrupted
Holidays: A New American Ensign
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As we've covered in the previous chapter, Satan and his followers have two ways of supplanting Yahweh's Word - adding to or taking away from it. This is expressly forbidden in Revelation 22:18-19 which reads “If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” We've already covered that Jesus Christ was the living Word in this same book and that when the adversary tried to tempt Him he took away from various scriptures. It's safe to say that Satanel knows the Word of Yahweh better than we do and also knows how to manipulate it for his own reasons. This is shamefully apparent by many modern-day judeo-Christian congregations that never seem to get around to teaching God's Word or maybe cover one verse a week and then talk money for the remaining fifty minutes (at that rate, it takes 598 years to read through the entire Bible)!
It painfully more apparent when Satan adds to Yahweh's word so his method of choice has always been removal of choice sections or key statements found in scripture. Likewise, in many contemporary versions of the Bible there are huge sections of scriptures removed or split in two and then spread out to fill in the verse numbers. Even more subtle is the removal of titles that prove the Fatherhood of Jesus to mankind. For example, in the New American Standard Bible (NAS) the word Lord is removed over twelve times and Christ is deleted over sixteen times. At first glance, these differences may seem very minor to the average Christian but over repeat readings these small discrepancies add to even bigger deletions found elsewhere and further push the agenda of the so-called translators. Satan's biggest trick from the beginning was to take away from the Word of Yahweh when he asked “Yea, hath God said?”
Jesus teaches “Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word” (Mark 4:15) and “then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word” (Luke 8:12). Obviously, the one to profit from removing almost 6,400 words (10%) from newer translations like the NAS is the deceiver himself. This so-called "new" Bible supports the universalism message being stemmed from the seldom-seen 1901 edition of the American Standard Version, itself a faulty translation. Dr. S. Franklin Logsdon was one of the earliest supporters of The Lockman Foundation (headed by businessman F. Dewey Lockman) and it's from this corporation that we get the New American Standard Bible (on its opening page there is a preface penned by Dr. Logsdon himself). After major errors began to surface in the NAS dealing with the deity of Jesus, Logsdon repented to god for his involvement in the deception having been the man who counseled Mr. Lockman about buying the copyright to the 1901 edition of the American Standard. Dr. S. Franklin Logsdon was later quoted as saying “I must under God renounce all attachment to the New American Standard Bible and the King James Version is 100% correct.”
Not so strange is the fact that The Lockman Foundation today denies any knowledge of S. Franklin Logsdon but a serious student can easily track down enough information to make the necessary ties and see the real story behind the deception. Logsdon pastored Moody Memorial Church of Chicago from 1950 to 1952 so why would a man destined to profit from an exclusively-copyrighted book turn around and renounce all dealings with it if not for the stirring of the Holy Spirit? Speaking of copyrights, another aspect that separates the King James Version of the Bible is its lack of one. On rare occasions they may bear a copyright but these are usually registered for the author's own commentaries, chain-references or study notes. Like Zondervan's own homosexual-biased New International Version, the NAS has a strict copyright on its text and this is the very reason that it's not “freely given or freely received” (Matthew 10:8) and one must pay a hefty royalty fee to The Lockman Foundation for its use. The very fact that such creatures are profiting on Yahweh's Word should raise some eyebrows.
Here's an example of how Satanail works through these new age bibles by his age-old trick of deletion. Here's how the New American Standard Bible renders John 7:6-10: “So Jesus said to them, My time is not yet here, but your time is always opportune. The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil. Go up to the feast yourselves; I do not go up to this feast because My time has not yet fully come. Having said these things to them, He stayed in Galilee. But when His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as if, in secret.” Does anything seem out of place here? For one, Jesus supposedly lied about going to the feast. Can Jesus lie? Now, from the King James Version the same passage reads; “Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.”
Notice the Satanic tactic? By dropping the one word "yet" the New American Standard gives the false illusion that Jesus was lying when he stated the reason for not going to the mentioned feast. Still, there's plenty of worse infractions like this doctrinal twist found in 2 Samuel 14:14 that reads in the Authorized Version: “For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.” Most Christians are familiar with this verse about God not being a “respecter of persons.” Now here's how that same verse is rendered in the faulty NAS, “For we will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away life, but plans ways so that the banished one will not be cast out from him.” Not only is that a doctrinal twist but it's an outright lie. A mere two chapters before this passage we read of a child born to the adulterous David and Bathseba in which “Yahweh struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick and on the seventh day the child died.”
Furthermore, in Deuteronomy 32:39 Yahweh Himself says: “I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand” and 1 Samuel 2:6 tells us: “Yahweh killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.” Consider this one, all well; “The anger of Yahweh was kindled against Uzzah. God smote him there for his error: and there he died by the ark of God” (2 Samuel 6:7). Without a doubt Yahweh takes away life, the New American Standard lies. In 1 Corinthians 8:4 we read that “we know that an idol is nothing in the world” yet the NAS teaches; “there is no such thing as an idol in the world.” Here's another twist that Lucifer might not want you to catch, in I John 5:19 the King James states “We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” That same verse in the NAS is; “We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” Satan could only wish that the whole world laid in his personal power seat but fortunately for Christians it doesn't.
Satan is known as the spiritual "prince of this world", as almost every other translation correctly states, but there are also other spiritual princes or beings working among the nations, and all of them are under the control of God, not Satanail. This might also explain why in Ephesians 6:16 the NAS changed “fiery darts of the wicked” to “flaming missiles of the wicked one.” The word one is added after "wicked" personifying Satanel as a deity. Also, notice the difference between dart and missile? Who benefits from this mental image of power? In the 2nd epistle of Paul to Titus we read “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (verse 15). Does this statement say that we should make Yahweh's Word easier to read or that we should study to learn His Word? We're supposed to learn and study His Word only, bringing ourselves up to its higher level, not the other way around.
We've already covered the book of Revelation in which Jesus Himself says that no man is to “add to or take away” from His Word. Would you say that dropping a 'yet' or adding a satanic deity falls into this particular category or not? Most modern-day Bible supporters complain that the king's English is much too hard for them to understand. Still, for almost 395 years nobody has had these so-called problems in understanding the King James Version of the Bible and it was the standard by which Christians taught the English language. In the past hundred years, since the influx of these "easier to read" Bibles, people are now having problems understanding their own language. Doesn't that make you wonder? This author suggests obtaining copies of the Septuagint, a Strong's Exhaustive Concordance and an Amplified King James Version. The Amplified Bible is also published by The Lockman Foundation, but it's still a much better investment than the fraudulent New American Standard Bible.
You'll be hard-pressed to find a suitable concordance for the New American Standard Bible, much less any of the newer translations, so limiting yourself to a biased translation isn't a wise decision overall. Could you imagine what would happen if each student in public school had six different math books all teaching different answers? It would be even more Babylonian confusion. That's exactly what's happening with Christianity today as we distance ourselves from Yahweh's perfect Word and turn to new translations. Also, the words "new" and "standard" should be questioned, is anything new with Yahweh? The answer is found in Malachi 3:6; “I am Yahweh, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” With God, nothing is new and He never changes. What is this "standard" that was supposedly set by the NAS? Isaiah 49:22 teaches us; “I [Yahweh] will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people.” That being said, the New American Standard should have been based upon the commanded standards of Almighty God.
Let's look at a few passages that Satanel has manipulated when dealing with the deity of Jesus. Turn over to Ephesians 3:14 and read the following verse; “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The is a very powerful statement but it's rendered completely worthless by the New American Standard which puts it as “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father.” As you can see they totally deleted "Lord Jesus Christ" from this passage. Skip down to verse 9 of this same chapter and we read “To make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.” Now in the NAS; “To bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things.” Who created all things? Colossians 1:16 teaches us that Jesus created all things and the removal of his name in the NASB is an outright attack on the Godhead itself.
In Galatians 4:7 the King James Version reads “Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” The New American Standard renders this same verse as “Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.” Notice how the "through Christ" is deleted? If this so-called Bible can't even point the way than where will it take you? Down the wrong path. Speaking of which direction the NAS actually points, turn with me over to Isaiah 14:12 and read the Authorized KJV text; “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!” Lucifer here is a definite name, hêylêl (pronounced hay-lale') which we've covered in previous chapters. The New American Standard Version Bible puts the same verse as “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn!” Who is the genuine morning star? Jesus says “I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16).
Wouldn't Satan love to be Yahweh? The Bible already teaches us that the son of perdition will “exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (II Thessalonians 2:3). 1st John 5:7-8 is probably the most important Trinitarian passage in the Bible, for it states explicitly that we have one God in three persons. These verses in the Authorized Bible say “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” The New American Standard renders it this way; “For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.” In Matthew 9:13 we read from the KJV; “Go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” The NAS drops the word "repentance" altogether and says “Go and learn what this means: 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Did Jesus come to call sinners or to call sinners to repent?
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins” is found in Colossians 1:14 and the New American Standard puts it as thus; “in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Jesus' blood is plainly removed. In II Corinthians 2:17 it says; “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God” and it's changed to “For we are not like many, peddling the word of God.” Corrupt and peddle are two entirely different words and one is left wondering if a guilty conscience caused this goof. Modern translations like these often help lead Christians into pageantry so we'll now examine the word Easter and discover where it originated. Many Bible-believers are familiar with the goddess Ashtoreth in our beloved scriptures. Webster's New World College Dictionary defines this deity as “a Semitic goddess of fertility and sexual love, worshiped by the Phoenicians and others, also called Ishtar or Astarte” while the Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1894) says “the Queen of Heaven with the ancient Phoenicians, was Astarte; Greeks, Hera; Romans, Juno; Trivia, Hecate, Diana, the Egyptian Isis, etc., were all so called; but with the Roman Catholics it is the Virgin Mary.”
Encyclopedia Britannica explains it this way “Astarte/Ashtoreth is the Queen of Heaven to whom the Canaanites had burned incense and poured libations and through her identification with the Greek Aphrodite and the Roman Venus, Inanna-Ishtar, the queen of heaven, still survives in Roman Catholic iconography - e.g., as the Virgin Mary standing on the moon.” Let's center in on a few passages that deal with this so-called "queen of heaven" known as Ishtar so we can learn Yahweh's own opinion of the matter. In Jeremiah 44:25-27 we're taught by Yahweh; “Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows. Therefore hear ye the word of Yahweh, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith Yahweh, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord Yahweh liveth. Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.”
Here's another; “The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Do they provoke me to anger? saith Yahweh: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces” (Jeremiah 7:18-19)? Here lies the beauty of the scriptures, notice the use of the word "confusion?" What a perfect description of these latter days that could also be considered Babylon or literally “confusion by mixing” (Strong's # H894). This same "queen of heaven" (known as Ishtar) was discovered by the noted archeologist Austen Layard to be the very same deity as Ashtoreth and her name in English is simply Easter. The very first commandment is; “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). A further study on the word "Shekhina" will lead to some interesting teachings that prove this same deity is the goddess of the Kabbala (book of jewish mysticism).
So what's the deal with all these so-called "sunrise services" that so many like to engage in on Easter weekend? One thing's for certain, it has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ considering he was resurrected while the sun was still down. In John 20:1 it reads; “The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.” Sun-worship is not a new thing as we can learn from Ezekiel 8:16-18; “He brought me into the inner court of the Yahweh's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of Yahweh, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of Yahweh, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.”
Think about people going to a so-called church to supposedly reverence Jesus' death and standing outside the building looking towards the sun, how do you think this would make Yahweh feel? Wouldn't a false prophet support this practice? Wouldn't an honest Christian already be aware of the origins of Easter, the time of Christ's resurrection and in turn question this procedure? Again, this practice ties into the not-so-holy Roman church and their fascination with the numerous sun gods. Whether it be the false Sunday Sabbath, the bastard Monstrance or the very pagan IHS trinity (Isis, Horace and Set) that graces their bloody cross and shameful history, Catholicks aren't Christian. Continuing the ten commandments we read; “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them” (Exodus 20:4-5).
Another warning is found in Deuteronomy 17:2-5; “If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which Yahweh thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of Yahweh thy God, in transgressing his covenant, And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel: Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.”
One more verse dealing with sun-worship; “At that time, saith Yahweh, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves: And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth. And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith Yahweh of hosts” (Jeremiah 8:1-3).
Diana is the Ephesian goddess of sex, fertility, virginity and motherhood and she is said to be the source of all nature by modern-day pagans. She also happens to be another representation of Ishtar so these verses need to be covered. In Acts 19:24-27 we read; “For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands: So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.”
We see that after the resurrection of Jesus Christ there were still idol makers like this pagan man Demetrius who were getting upset with the Christian movement headed by Paul the apostle because it cut into his profits. This is a rather strange fact considering that today Easter is plainly a consumer holiday. Nonetheless, let's continue reading to see how the Ephesians answered the idol-worshipping Demetrius. “When they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre. And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not. And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre. Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together. And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people. But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians” (Acts 19:28-34).
Notice that confusion always seems to accompany idol worship? Here's a quick verse that gives us insight into the mindset of Yahweh on this matter; “This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing” (Jeremiah 13:10). Now, finish the account in Acts; “When the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter? Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly. For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess” (Acts 19:35-37). Once again, the queen of heaven who supposedly fell down from Jupiter.
Notice that Paul preached the message of Jesus Christ but still didn't blaspheme the whore goddess of the Ephesians - the not-so-great Diana (Ishtar). If Paul, or better yet Jesus Christ Himself was to walk into a modern-day church on Easter weekend, do you think that either of them would be very happy to see what's going on "in his name?" Sadly, most churches neglect to make any mention of Christ on Easter or address their many discrepancies but would rather gorge themselves on ham or roll eggs on the ground. Ever wonder how that came to be? You might be shocked to discover where the many origins of the practices from the Easter holiday originated. For example, Ashtoreth "the queen of heaven" was believed to have been hatched from a huge egg which fell into the river Euphrates from Jupiter. Also, according to Teutonic myth, the rabbit was once a bird whom the false god “Eostre” (Ishtar) changed into a four-footed creature with the ability to lay eggs. Eggs are also obvious representations of fertility and were also used in lewd orgies dedicated to the false gods Ashtoreth or Baal. Almost every modern-day pagan will admit to worshipping a "mother goddess" even if alongside a masculine deity.
The so-called "Easter Lily" has an interesting history. Almost every representation of Ashtoreth is a nude woman standing beside or riding a lion with a lily in one hand and a serpent in the other. The lily is also symbolic of grace and sex appeal in our culture. Ever hear the term "new Easter suit?" Indeed, it's still modern-day practice to purchase new clothes on this pagan holiday even further driving home the monetary aspects of Easter. According to false myth, the tradition of wearing new clothing for Easter comes from an old superstition that a new garment worn at Easter means good luck throughout the year. The word "lent" is of Anglo-Saxon origin and it simply means “spring.” Lent developed from the ancient pagan celebration of weeping, fasting, and mourning for 40 days over the death of Tammuz, the supposed husband of Ishtar, or Ashtoreth. Pagans claim he was killed by a wild boar and then resurrected. Sound familiar? This ties right into the Easter sunrise verses we just covered a little earlier. It reads; “He brought me to the door of the gate of Yahweh's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these” (Ezekiel 8:14-15).
Hot cross buns are small cakes bearing a cross-like symbol representing the pair of cow-horns on the moon goddess Isis and were offered by the Greeks to Ashtoreth being called 'bous' or 'boun' from which the English word "bun" is derived. These forbidden cakes are mentioned in great detail in our beloved scriptures as being a part of idol worship, mostly in the books of Kings, Isaiah and Jeremiah. They are still served in our culture as part of Easter dinner. Ever wonder how "Good Friday" came to be? Even people with a public school education can count the days between Friday and Sunday and deduct that it's a space of two days, not three like Jesus Christ stated; “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40). According to history, the ancient pagans used to offer hot cross buns to Asteroth on this very day. When Emperor Constantine melded the pagan church into Christianity (around 320 a.d.) the dates were all shifted to accommodate for his precious sun-god. This includes the dates and holidays that we know as Christmas, Easter, Halloween and the so-called "first day Sabbath" known as Sunday.
Jesus clearly gave his life on the Passover being the “lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8)” and rose on the first day of the week (what we know today as Sunday). In Mark 16:9 it reads; “Jesus was risen early the first day of the week” and again in John 20:1 it teaches; “The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.” For more proofs against this pagan practice see Matthew 27:50-28:7, Mark 15:25-16:6, Luke 23:44-24:8 and John 19:14-20:17. So much for "Good Friday." By this point in the chapter you should have enough scripture and proofs to defend yourselves against the enemy and search out the entire matter from a diligent self-study. The great thing about pagans is that they're easily disproved. All a worldly person would have to do is go to a dictionary, encyclopedia or library to find out the truth about Easter. Sadly, most people refuse to acknowledge truth and would rather harden their own hearts and continue in sin, or “the transgression of the Law (1 John 3:4).”
Easter is also another holiday, like Christmas, that the hypochristians like to use to prove the elect as "evil." In their feeble minds it's unchristian to even suggest that Easter is pagan in nature and truth-seeking Christians will have this attitude projected at them at times in their walk. Focus now on some commandments from Yahweh on how our attitudes should be towards false gods or customs. First and foremost; “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18). This verse really needs no explanation, it's pretty self-explanatory. Here's another; “Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils” (1 Corinthians 10:18-21).
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