There are many belief systems in our world today and I’ve found Christians who are confused as to both their origins and purpose. Some cannot separate truth from error and many have left the true faith because of it. But the wise will search these things out beyond the surface to see what’s really there.
From the research I and others have done, it is clear that all of these systems are simply counterfeits and are not truth at all. To see a counterfeit you have to know the original pretty well. if you were to hand me a well printed counterfeit $100 bill, I couldn’t tell the difference between it and a genuine $100 bill. Why? Because I haven’t studied the genuine $100 bill to know it well enough to spot a counterfeit. To spot a counterfeit you have to know the original very well.
By studying the evolution of these belief systems we discover when they were introduced. By studying the Bible we see why they were introduced. Deception is, well, deceitful, but good research will expose it for what it is. Let’s see what we can find out about these other systems.
The Primal Seed Prophecy
The Bible records the record of when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate from the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Their transgression resulted in death and the curse of the earth. From Adam death has passed on to all men, and with death, sin.
Romans 5:12 Therefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
But God did not leave man without hope. Immediately after the transgression, God spoke to the devil, that old serpent, and foretold what would happen.
Genesis 3:15 And I [God speaking to the serpent] will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
That is the primal prophecy given before any ‘religious system’ was put in place. This promise of the coming “seed of the women” was the first thing ever revealed in words regarding a savior. However that was not the only way God revealed what He was doing regarding the Creation. Oh, no, God knew about all this in advance and the Architects of the Universe built the story right into His Creation.
God ‘s Word Revealed Before Adam’s Transgression
The proof that God knows the end from the beginning is in the stars. Even before Adam and Eve transgressed God’s only command, God had already written His Word in the stars. The Bible calls this the Mazzaroth.
Job 38:31-33 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Canst thou bring forthMazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
“The “Mazzaroth” is the twelve constellations within the sun’s apparent path through the heavens, commonly referred to as the “Zodiac.” These are in the form of pictures constructed from the stars within that constellation, a woman (Virgo), scales (Libra), a Scorpion (Scorpio), an archer (Saggitarius), a goat-fish (Capricorn), a man with a water pot (Aquarius), two fishes (Pisces), a Lamb (Aries), an Ox (Taurus), twins (Gemini), a crab (Cancer), and a lion (Leo). In God’s response to Job, He indicated that He alone brings forth the twelve signs each year in their proper months. Psalm 19, and Paul’s quote of it in Romans 10:16-18, proves that the Zodiac (Mazzaroth) was designed by God as a means of communicating a prophetic message in pictures to all languages of the earth.”
Before you jump to conclusions that anything to do with the stars is occultic, remember what God said about them when he made them.
Genesis 1:14-19 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,
and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.
God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth,
to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
Notice the phrase, “let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years.”
For a detailed look at the words in the above verses, please see: http://www.mazzaroth.com/Introduction/FourthDayGenesis.htm
Perhaps the best work to date on this subject is by E. W. Bullinger, called “Witness of the Stars.” You can download his work here: Download Witness of the Stars.
I encourage you to take the time to read this book. It will show you how the heavens testify of the glory of God — not only in it’s magnificence but in it’s words which are encapsulated in the names of the stars.
You can draw any picture you want in the heavens by simply connecting dots. That’s now how the 12 signs came about. Each of the 12 signs consists of three major constellations. The constellations and the signs were drawn to preserve the meaning of the names of the stars that they consist of. By learning the names of those stars it becomes very clear that the 12 signs are testifying of Jesus the savior of mankind.
Beginning with Virgo the virgin who would have a son to be sacrificed for mankind, and ending with Leo the lion, all 12 signs refer to Jesus Christ and his mission. He comes back as the lion of the tribe of Judah to establish His kingdom in righteousness.
Very briefly, all non-biblical belief systems are counterfeits of the primal prophecy given about the seed of the woman whose “heel” would be injured but who would in turn crush the head of God’s adversary. God wrote His overall plan, His Word, in the stars. He told the devil directly what would transpire through the ages.
The devil then took that primal revelation and perverted it into the worship of the “host of heaven.” Instead of the sun, moon, stars and planets serving as symbols and signs, the devil convinced people that those things themselves had supernatural powers. People worshiped the sun and the moon and the stars instead of the Creator Himself. Disregarding the clear teaching of the names of the stars in their various groupings (constellations and signs), the truth was replaced with counterfeits.
Eventually astrology took the place of the true mazzoreth and as you can see today has nearly replaced all teaching on the subject of God’s Word in the stars.
Christianity Came Before Egyptology
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with someone who tried to convince me that Christianity was a form of repackaged Egyptology. What rubbish! God’s Word proves otherwise. Just because Egypt came before the first five books of the Bible were written proves nothing. God’s Word was already revealed for some 2500 years before that to the prophets God chose, and it was spread by word of mouth before writing was available.
Here’s just one proof that Christianity existed in the mind of God before Egypt was ever established as a nation.
Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
Christians were chosen by God before the foundation of the earth. That word “foundation” is interesting because it isn’t the usual word translated foundation. Rather it’s the Greek word “katabole” which means “overthrow.” We Christians were chosen in Christ before the overthrow of the earth. When might that be? Check out “the Genesis gap theory” for more information.
For those who are unfamiliar with all this, I sympathize. These truths are not taught in traditional churches today. There is a general “bankruptcy” of truth which is shameful given the vast resources we have to uncover information today.
The Devil Supplies Counterfeits For All
The devil is God’s adversary. He cannot come up with anything new himself. All he can do is counterfeit what God has done. He got busy doing just that after the primal prophecy of the seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15. This is why you’ll find so many similarities between the counterfeits and the original. But only the original explains all the counterfeits.
The next time someone tries to tell you Christianity is a ‘late addition’ to the religious spectrum, tell them they have to learn the original in order to see the counterfeit. Get to know God’s Word yourself so well that you have an answer to everyone regarding the hope that is within you through Christ.
I Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.
Don’t settle for a counterfeit of the truth — receive the truth itself from God’s revealed Word. Stay safe and secure in Christ, the promised seed of the woman.