Loyal

John (Jonah / Yochanan) had a son named Simon (Shim’on). Jesus gave him a nickname: Rock (Cephas / Peter). Simon’s actions as a follower of Jesus included declarations of his desire to worship Jesus (and Moses, and Elijah: Matthew 17), the fact that Jesus’ Father is Yahweh (Matthew 16) and that he would die before …

The Fake Kingdoms

Karl Marx was the grandson of a Jewish rabbi. Before Karl was born, his father converted to Lutheranism to escape persecution as a Jew. Karl was baptized into the Lutheran church in 1824. He was influenced by many liberal thinkers in his education, but somewhere in his educational experiences he was exposed to the idea …

Gnosticism and the Ways of Jesus

Gnosis is a foreign word that means “knowledge.” The “Gn” part of the word is pronounced like “gnat.” Gnosticism is a loosely connected set of ideas held by groups of people who believe that there is “hidden knowledge” that is only accessible to the “enlightened” or “invited.” Kabballah, Freemasonry, Shriners, Buddhists, Hindus, alchemy, and a hundred …