For those who missed out on Part I, here it is: http://shoebat.org/2016/04/19/regarding-heresiarchs-that-have-blasphemed-the-holy-ghost-part-1/
MADAM BLAVATSKY (1831-1891)
Of the many heresiarchs and matriarchs of heresy, Madam Blavatsky has had a great impact on the world for damning souls via the Theosophical Movement. It is noteworthy that she was an apostate from the Russian Orthodox Church and remained rebellious in her whole lifetime against the Christian Faith. She spent a lot of time travelling throughout India and Tibet, and in fact was heavily influenced by both Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism, along with the Gnostics and Egyptian mysteries. It is not surprising to see that one blasphemer against the Holy Ghost would look to other blasphemers of the Holy Ghost for inspiration, namely the Gnostics. She was well known for her works Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine. There were 2 other foul heretics that found their inspiration in her heresies since it pandered to their rejection of the God of Holy Scripture, namely, Leo Tolstoy and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
As with all such heresiarchs, there always is an attack on the Holy Trinity. Madame Blavatsky was no different. In fact, she spends a whole chapter in her book The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 2, Chapter 17, discrediting both Jehovah/Yahweh and the Holy Trinity as being of pagan origin. In this chapter in her book, she not only goes so far as to blaspheme Jehovah/Yahweh by stating that he is a “tribal deity” of the Jews and that the “masculine” Jehovah was forced upon Israel since prior to that they worshipped Ashtoreth, the female goddess, but also goes so far as to state that the Trinity had its origins in the Egyptian deities, Osiris, Isis and Thoth. Without going into lengthy quotes due to space, I will allow the reader to access all the details in this link: http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/sd/sd2-2-03.htm
Since she hated the Jehovah/Yahweh of Scripture, then naturally she would detest the Holy Trinity who is the true Jehovah/Yahweh of Scripture. However, it is already very blasphemous as it is to state what has been just mentioned, but to make matters worse, Madam Blavatsky, due to her Gnostic leanings and hatred of all of Christian doctrine, blasphemed the Holy Ghost in 2 ways:
- Advocated a feminine Personality to replace the Holy Ghost, called Sophia. This heresy was repeated by the heretical modernists in the World Council of Churches a century after her death in 1991.
- Sought to exonerate Satan/Lucifer as being the “Enlightened One” and Jehovah as being the malicious Being. This again is a Gnostic teaching.
Notice that not only was the Holy Ghost directly denied but also even Satan was associated with the Divine, something the apostate Jewish religious leaders did that Christ condemned them for. Please notice this blasphemous quote whereby she denies the Holy Ghost and associates instead with Sophia, the feminine Personality of Divine Wisdom, something that Gnostics do:
“The various cosmogonies show that the Archæal Universal Soul was held by every nation as the ‘mind’ of the Demiurgic Creator, the Sophia of the Gnostics, or the Holy Ghost as a female principle.” (Isis Unveiled, Vol. I, Science, 1877, Reprinted by Theosophical University Press (1988), p130)
Please notice the following regarding her attempt to not only exonerate Satan/Lucifer but to associate Satan with God:
“The devil is now called Darkness by the Church, whereas, in the Bible he is called the ‘Son of God’ (see Job), the bright star of early morning, Lucifer (see Isaiah). There is a whole philosophy of dogmatic craft in the reason why the first Archangel, who sprang from the depths of Chaos, was called Lux (Lucifer), the ‘Luminous Son of the Morning,’ or manvantaric Dawn. He was transformed by the Church into Lucifer or Satan, because he is higher and older than Jehovah, and had to be sacrificed to the new dogma.” (The Secret Doctrine, Vol. I-Cosmogenesis, 1888, Reprinted by Theosophical University Press (1999), p515)
“Satan and his rebellious host would thus prove, when the meaning of the allegory is explained, to have refused to create physical man, only to become the direct Saviours and the Creators of ‘divine Man.’ … For, instead of remaining a mere blind, functioning medium, impelled and guided by fathomless Law, the ‘rebellious’ Angel claimed and enforced his right of independent judgment and will, his right of free-agency and responsibility, since man and angel are alike under Karmic Law.” (Ibid., p193-194) [Now doesn’t that sound like something that Joseph Smith and Brigham Young of the Mormon Church taught?]
“In this case it is but natural – even from the dead letter standpoint – to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he who was the ‘Harbinger of Light,’ bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah, as alleged; and he who was the first to whisper: ‘in the day ye eat thereof ye shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil’ – can only be regarded in the light of a Saviour. An ‘adversary’ to Jehovah the ‘personating spirit,’ he still remains in esoteric truth the ever-loving ‘Messenger’ (the angel), the Seraphim and Cherubim who both knew well, and loved still more, and who conferred on us spiritual, instead of physical immortality – the latter a kind of static immortality that would have transformed man into an undying ‘Wandering Jew.’” (The Secret Doctrine, Vol. II-Anthropogenesis, 1888, Reprinted by Theosophical University Press (1999), p237) [This shows that she was a worshipper of Satan too! Such is the fate of heresiarchs!]
As a clear reflection of her hatred for Jehovah who is the Holy Trinity and also the Lord Jesus Christ of Holy Scripture whom we orthodox Christians worship, she has these following blasphemous remarks to make:
“History shows in every race and even tribe, especially in the Semitic nations, the natural impulse to exalt its own tribal deity above all others to the hegemony of the gods; and proves that the god of the Israelites was such a tribal God, and no more, even though the Christian Church, following the lead of the ‘chosen’ people, is pleased to enforce the worship of that one particular deity, and to anathematize all the others.” (Ibid.)[Note: This evil blasphemy is continued by many modernists today in a number of Protestant and sadly, some Catholic seminaries].
“The present volumes have been written to small purpose if they have not shown, 1, that Jesus, the Christ-God, is a myth concocted two centuries after the real Hebrew Jesus died; 2, that, therefore, he never had any authority to give Peter, or anyone else, plenary power; 3, that, even if he had given such authority, the word Petra (rock) referred to the revealed truths of the Petroma, not to him who thrice denied him; and that besides, the apostolic succession is a gross and palpable fraud; 4, that the Gospel according to Matthew is a fabrication based on a wholly different manuscript. The whole thing, therefore, is an imposition alike upon priest and penitent.” (Isis Unveiled, Vol II-Theology, 1877, Reprinted by Theosophical University Press (1988), p544) [Notice that besides modernists and New Agers, that these blasphemous assertions on Christ our God is also taught by a number of Hebrew Roots heretics!]
“In the great Valentian gospel Pistis Sophia (§ 361) it is taught that of the three Powers emanating from the Holy Names of the Three Tridunάmeiς, that of Sophia (the Holy Ghost according to these gnostics – the most cultured of all), resides in the planet Venus or Lucifer.” (The Secret Doctrine, Vol. II, op.cit., p512) [Emphasis mine. Not only is the Holy Trinity blasphemed here but even the heresy of denying the Holy Ghost and associating the Holy Ghost with both Sophia and Lucifer is stated here! This is clear blasphemy against the Holy Ghost!]
Since this Jezebel hated the God of Holy Scripture, Jehovah/Yahweh and for that matter, the Holy Trinity, it is not surprising to not only hear Helena Blavatsky turn against the Jewish people, despite using the Jewish Cabala for some of her distorted conclusions, but also have this abominable teaching called the Root Race Theory, which Hitler advocated too. [Interesting note: both Hitler and Mohandas Gandhi believed in Helena Blavatsky’s teachings and were notable enemies of the Jewish people too!] It was already bad enough that Jehovah was damned by Blavatsky as a “tribal deity”. Even worse is her assertion that the revelation of Scripture was not meant for her “Aryan” peoples.
“History shows in every race and even tribe, especially in the Semitic nations, the natural impulse to exalt its own tribal deity above all others to the hegemony of the gods; and proves that the god of the Israelites was such a tribal God, and no more, even though the Christian Church, following the lead of the ‘chosen’ people, is pleased to enforce the worship of that one particular deity, and to anathematize all the others.” (Ibid. p507-508)
“Jehovah has ever been in antiquity only ‘a god among other Gods,’ (lxxxii. Psalm). The Lord appears to Abraham, and while saying, ‘I am the Almighty God,’ yet adds, ‘I will establish my covenant to be a God unto thee’ (Abraham) and unto his seed after him (Gen. xvii. 7) – not unto Aryan Europeans.” (Ibid. p508) [Note: Does this not sound like something Hitler would advocate since Hitler hated the Jewish people as did Blavatasky? Is it no surprise to find Hitler finding a lot of inspiration from Blavatsky?]
In regards to her abominable “Roots Race Theory” which not only has its basis in Darwinism but also in the Eastern religions that she affiliated with, particularly Hinduism, she has this to state:
“Mankind is obviously divided into god-informed men and lower human creatures. The intellectual difference between the Aryan and other civilized nations and such savages as the South Sea Islanders, is inexplicable on any other grounds. No amount of culture, nor generations of training amid civilization, could raise such human specimens as the Bushmen, the Veddhas of Ceylon, and some African tribes, to the same intellectual level as the Aryans, the Semites, and the Turanians so called. The ‘sacred spark’ is missing in them and it is they who are the only inferior races of the globe, now happily – owing to the wise adjustment of nature which ever works in that direction – fast dying out. Verily mankind is ‘of one blood,’ but not of the same essence.” (Ibid. p421) [Note: She is an evolutionary and Hinduistic racist! Hitler found inspiration from her for his “Aryan” superiority theory]
“A process of decimation is taking place all over the globe, among those races, whose ‘time is up’ – among just those stocks, be it remarked, which esoteric philosophy regards as the senile representatives of the archaic nations. It is inaccurate to maintain that the extinction of a lower race is invariably due to cruelties or abuses perpetrated by colonists. … Redskins, Eskimos, Papuans, Australians, Polynesians, etc., etc. – all are dying out. … The tide-wave of incarnating Egos has rolled past them to harvest experience in more developed and less senile stocks; and their extinction is hence a Karmic necessity.” (Ibid. p779-780) [Please note that she views extermination of races as “Karmic necessity” and states that many races are being extinct because “time is up”. Such is also found in Social Darwinism and for that matter, fit into Hitler’s Aryan Race Superiority Theory].
I digress slightly yet one can see where heresy and blasphemy against the Holy Ghost will lead to. As no surprise to us, Helena Blavatsky glorified another blasphemer of the Holy Ghost, Simon Magus, due to her leanings to Gnosticism and her rejection of the Faith of Christ. She has this to say regarding Simon Magus:
“[Referring to Simon Magus] “the Great Power of God,” [was] “more wonderful, more varied, and better attested than those either of the apostles or of the Galilean philosopher[Jesus Christ] himself.” (Isis Unveiled, Vol.II, op.cit, p341)
One blasphemer of the Holy Ghost endorsing another. I will conclude this analysis of Blavatsky with her own hatred of the Christian Church:
“To make the point clear once for all: that which the clergy of every dogmatic religion – pre-eminently the Christian – points out as Satan, the enemy of God, is in reality, the highest divine Spirit – (occult Wisdom on Earth) – in its naturally antagonistic character to every worldly, evanescent illusion, dogmatic or ecclesiastical religions included. Thus, the Latin Church, intolerant, bigoted and cruel to all who do not choose to be its slaves; the Church which calls itself the bride of Christ, and the trustee at the same time of Peter, to whom the rebuke of the Master ‘get thee behind me Satan’ was justly addressed; and again the Protestant Church which, while calling itself Christian, paradoxically replaces the New Dispensation by the old ‘Law of Moses’ which Christ openly repudiated: both these Churches are fighting against divine Truth, when repudiating and slandering the Dragon of esoteric (because divine) Wisdom.’” (Secret Doctrine, Vol II, op.cit., p377) [Please note that Blavatsky is not only attacking the Christian Church here but is also advocating worship of the Dragon. Sounds like Revelation 13:4 quite literally here! Notice particularly that she has a special hatred for one of the key Apostolic Churches, the Catholic Church].
Enough said about this blasphemer against the Holy Ghost. What we can point out is that sadly, she has left many damaging effects on the world and when she was given a last chance to repent after supposedly going to a Russian Orthodox Church, which she was originally baptised into, she mocked and particularly rejected the soul of her mother whom she saw, appealing to her to repent to Christ. [Information on this can be found here: http://www.roca.org/OA/94/94p.htm ].
She died in rebellion against the Trinity in 1891 but left a very damaging legacy on many, of which Hitler and Gandhi were by-products, not to mention her successor, Annie Besant, which continued in her blasphemies and heresies. May we urge people in her cult to repent towards Christ and not follow the way of their heresiarch founder.
MARY BAKER EDDY (1821-1910)
Another blasphemer against the Holy Ghost and associate with the above discussed blasphemer, Helena Blavatsky, is none other than the founder of the Gnostic “Christian Science” cult. Similar to Blavatsky, Mary Baker Eddy hated all the doctrines of orthodox Christianity and wrote her own “bible” called Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures based not only on her distorted understanding of the Holy Scriptures, but also on her Gnostic and Freemasonic ideas. In the same manner as Helena Blavatsky and other Gnostic minded heretics, she rejected the Holy Trinity, denied the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, denied His virgin birth, denied His miracles and also denied His physical resurrection. But that is not all. She went further and denied the existence of the Holy Ghost and substituted “Divine Mind” and worse yet, even equated her “Christian Science” with being the Comforter and that “Divine Mind”. Please consider these following blasphemous statements from her which show clearly that she had blasphemed the Holy Trinity, and blasphemed the Holy Ghost ultimately:
“The Jewish tribal Jehovah was a man-projected God, liable to wrath, repentance, and human changeableness. The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death. It is indeed mournfully true that the older Scripture is reversed.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Chapter VI, p140.) [This sounds like Blavatsky doesn’t it? Another foul blasphemer indeed]
“God is the Principle of divine metaphysics. As there is but one God, there can be but one divine Principle of all Science; and there must be fixed rules for the demonstration of this divine Principle.” (Ibid. p113) [This is again Gnostic teaching and on par with Blavatsky whereby God is not personal but impersonal and is only a principle of forces.]
“Christian Science strongly emphasizes the thought that God is not corporeal, but incorporeal, — that is, bodiless. Mortals are corporeal, but God is incorporeal.” (Ibid. p116) [Gnostic teaching again. Denying the personality of God not to mention any possibility of God possibly taking on human form for the salvation of mankind].
“Therefore truth is not human, and is not a law of matter, for matter is not a lawgiver. Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, — the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.” (Ibid. p127) [Emphasis mine. This is clear blasphemy against the Holy Ghost by not only denying the Holy Spirit His place but even inserting their twisted thinking as being the “Comforter which leadeth into all truth”! Eddy indeed has damned herself]
“In the words of St. John: “He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.” This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science.” (Ibid. p55) [Is this not blasphemy against the Holy Ghost affirming itself again?]
“In Egypt, it was Mind which saved the Israelites from belief in the plagues. In the wilderness, streams flowed from the rock, and manna fell from the sky. The Israelites looked upon the brazen serpent, and straightway believed that they were healed of the poisonous stings of vipers. In national prosperity, miracles attended the successes of the Hebrews; but when they departed from the true idea, their demoralization began. Even in captivity among foreign nations, the divine Principle wrought wonders for the people of God in the fiery furnace and in kings’ palaces.” (Ibid. p133) [This is blasphemous! Not only has Eddy substituted God for “Mind” but also deified her disgusting “divine Principle”, namely her teachings, to the status of God. A foul blasphemer indeed!]
“The true Logos is demonstrably Christian Science, the natural law of harmony which overcomes discord, — not because this Science is supernatural or preternatural, nor because it is an infraction of divine law, but because it is the immutable law of God, good.” (Ibid. p134) [Another blasphemy. Here the true Logos of God, Christ our God, is being substituted by “Christian Science”.]
“The decisions by vote of Church Councils as to what should and should not be considered Holy Writ; the manifest mistakes in the ancient versions; the thirty thousand different readings in the Old Testament, and the three hundred thousand in the New, — these facts show how a mortal and material sense stole into the divine record, with its own hue darkening to some extent the inspired pages.” (Ibid. p139) [This is nothing short of open denial of Holy Scripture and rejection of the Truth. She resorts not only to modernist arguments but also denies the Word of God as it is in the Holy Scriptures. A foul blasphemer indeed].
“It was also found among the Israelites, who constantly went after “strange gods.” They called the Supreme Being by the national name of Jehovah. In that name of Jehovah, the true idea of God seems almost lost. God becomes “a man of war,” a tribal god to be worshipped, rather than Love, the divine Principle to be lived and loved. [Commenting further on Genesis 2:7] Did the divine and infinite Principle become a finite deity, that He should now be called Jehovah? With a single command, Mind had made man, both male and female. How then could a material organization become the basis of man? How could the non-intelligent become the medium of Mind, and error be the enunciator of Truth? Matter is not the reflection of Spirit, yet God is reflected in all His creation. Is this addition to His creation real or unreal? Is it the truth, or is it a lie concerning man and God?
It must be a lie, for God presently curses the ground. Could Spirit evolve its opposite, matter, and give matter ability to sin and suffer? Is Spirit, God, injected into dust, and eventually ejected at the demand of matter? Does Spirit enter dust, and lose therein the divine nature and omnipotence? Does Mind, God, enter matter to become there a mortal sinner, animated by the breath of God? In this narrative, the validity of matter is opposed, not the validity of Spirit or Spirit’s creations. Man reflects God; mankind represents the Adamic race, and is a human, not a divine, creation.” (Ibid. p524, 525) [Emphasis mine. It is already very blasphemous that she would attribute evil to Jehovah but to go further and to call Genesis 2:7 “a lie” and then to state that mankind was not a divine creation is absolutely evil! Satan really found a representative in Mary Baker Eddy!]
“All things are created spiritually. Mind, not matter, is the creator. Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man. The theory of three persons in one God (that is, a personal Trinity or Tri-unity) suggests polytheism, rather than the one ever-present I AM. “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord.” The everlasting I AM is not bounded nor compressed within the narrow limits of physical humanity, nor can He be understood aright through mortal concepts. The precise form of God must be of small importance in comparison with the sublime question, What is infinite Mind or divine Love?”(Ibid. p256) [Emphasis mine. It is already very bad to deny a Creator God and then teach that all things were created spiritually. Not only does Eddy teach that God is both Father and Mother that created the universe, but also denies the Trinity openly. Is it not clear now that she is of Antichrist and Satan?]
“The Jew believes that the Messiah or Christ has not yet come; the Christian believes that Christ is God. Here Christian Science intervenes, explains these doctrinal points, cancels the disagreement, and settles the question. Christ, as the true spiritual idea, is the ideal of God now and forever, here and everywhere. The Jew who believes in the First Commandment is a monotheist; he has one omnipresent God. Thus the Jew unites with the Christian’s doctrine that God is come and is present now and forever. The Christian who believes in the First Commandment is a monotheist. Thus he virtually unites with the Jew’s belief in one God, and recognizes that Jesus Christ is not God, as Jesus himself declared, but is the Son of God.” (Ibid. p361) [Emphasis mine. Is this not open blasphemy and rejection of the Deity of our Lord and not to mention a distortion of Scriptural understanding? Mary Baker Eddy indeed is of the antichrist spirit predicted in I John2:22, 23].
“Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation. As the apostle expressed it in words which he quoted with approbation from a classic poet: “For we are also His offspring.” (Ibid p332) [Again that heresy of “Father-Mother” god as creator.]
“The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual, — yea, the divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death. As Paul says: “There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” The corporeal man Jesus was human.” (Ibid.) [Separating the Christ from Jesus. This is one of the traits of Gnosticism. Not only that, the Deity was also denied here too].
“Jesus demonstrated Christ; he proved that Christ is the divine idea of God — the Holy Ghost, or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle, Love, and leading into all truth.” (Ibid.) [Again the separation of Christ from Jesus again! Even worse is again denying the Personality of the Holy Ghost by calling the Holy Ghost “divine Principle”. Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost manifests itself again!]
“Mary’s conception of him was spiritual, for only purity could reflect Truth and Love, which were plainly incarnate in the good and pure Christ Jesus.” (Ibid.) [Denial of the virgin birth and allegorising it!]
“The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God.” (Ibid. p333) [Again the Gnostic concept shows itself].
“By these sayings Jesus meant, not that the human Jesus was or is eternal, but that the divine idea or Christ was and is so and therefore antedated Abraham; not that the corporeal Jesus was one with the Father, but that the spiritual idea, Christ, dwells forever in the bosom of the Father, God, from which it illumines heaven and earth; not that the Father is greater than Spirit, which is God, but greater, infinitely greater, than the fleshly Jesus, whose earthly career was brief.” (p334) [Another poor attempt to not only deny the Deity of Christ our God, but also to separate Christ from Jesus].
“God is indivisible. A portion of God could not enter man; neither could God’s fulness be reflected by a single man, else God would be manifestly finite, lose the deific character, and become less than God. Allness is the measure of the infinite, and nothing less can express God.” (Ibid. p336) [Denial of any possibility of the Incarnation.]
“His disciples believed Jesus to be dead while he was hidden in the sepulchre, whereas he was alive, demonstrating within the narrow tomb the power of Spirit to overrule mortal, material sense….Jesus’ students, not sufficiently advanced fully to understand their Master’s triumph, did not perform many wonderful works, until they saw him after his crucifixion and learned that he had not died.” (Ibid. p44, 46) [Denial of Christ’s physical death and teaching that he did not really die but swooned. This also denies the Resurrection too! Gnostic heresy plus modernism combined].
“The so-called miracles contained in Holy Writ are neither supernatural nor prenatural…Jesus regarded good as the normal state of man, and evil as the abnormal…the so-called pains and pleasures of matter were alike unreal to Jesus; for he regarded matter as only a vagary of mortal belief, and subdued it with this understanding.” (Miscellaneous Writings of Mary Baker Eddy, p199, 200) [Open rejection of the miraculous, especially the miracles of Christ as being supernatural.]
There is more heresy that could be discussed on Mary Baker Eddy’s part that reject orthodox Christian doctrine such as her denial of angels and devils, denial of heaven and hell, rejection of the atonement of Christ’s crucifixion etc. But such is not the main discussion of this work. Mary Baker Eddy was one of the first to attempt to intermarry Gnostic teaching with a “Christian” appearance in modern times, all courtesy of another blasphemer against the Holy Ghost whom she associated with, Helena Blavatsky. It is enough to state that Mary Baker Eddy was not only showing her Theosophical and Masonic leanings, but more importantly her blasphemies against the Holy Ghost which also manifested itself in blasphemy of the Lord Jesus Christ of Scripture. May her deluded followers wake up and not walk in this path of damnation that their founder has set out. May they truly repent and accept the true Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity.
BROTHER JOHN THOMAS (1805-1871) AND ROBERT ROBERTS (1839-1898)
One of the most deceitful of heresies and cults that even has a very thin veneer of Scriptural teaching is none other than the cult of the Christadelphians, founded by Brother John Thomas in the 1830s and formally naming itself as such in the 1860s. His successor, Robert Roberts, formalised his doctrines in a book called Christendom Astray in 1884. John Thomas wrote a book called Elpis Israel, which contains a number of his heresies and blasphemies, amongst which are his denial of eternal damnation and punishment along with eternal reward, annihilation of the soul, etc. However, the most damning of all heresies on the part of these 2 men was not so much their denial of the existence of the Devil/Satan and the devils (albeit that is already heretical), but their open rejection of the Trinity, denial of both the Deity of Christ and His pre-existence from eternity along with the worst being the denial of the existence of the Holy Ghost. These are all signs of a deliberate blasphemer against the Holy Ghost. These deceitful and deluded men followed their prelest to the end and remained unrepentant. Worst of all is that their deluded followers, the Christadelphians, operate using the same deceitful tactics of half quoting Holy Scripture to prove their heretical doctrines, all of which run contrary to orthodox, Apostolic Christian doctrine. Due to their hatred for all that was “Papist” or really, Apostolic doctrine, they resorted to utter rejection of all the Christian doctrines, using the thin veneer of Scripture studies. In addition to this, these men began with both the Millerites (who later went on to be the Seventh Day Adventists) and the Restorationist Movement (another bunch of heretics that denied Apostolic Doctrine) under Alexander Campbell, before splitting with him. John Thomas, formerly a medical doctor, decided to not only follow deception to its logical conclusion by forming his own group based on his subjective revelations, but even got baptised twice to show his rebellious nature. [Read that as a heretical baptism since it was not done in the name of the Holy Trinity as they rejected the Holy Trinity]. Thomas and his successor, Robert Roberts not only went on to found and formally name the “Christadelphian” sect, but also formed the basis of their teaching with a hodgepodge of their inherited heresies stemming from Ebionitism, Judaizing sects, Socianism, along with others. Such indeed is the fruit of rebellion and heresy. For their blasphemies against the Holy Trinity, and particularly their blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, I will quote from both John Thomas and Robert Roberts extensively. Please consider their distorted blasphemies and heresies in their Scripture twisting quotes:
“The Deity, then, in a multitude is a conspicuous element of apostolic, as well as of Old Testament teaching. It is not “One God in three Gods,” and “Three Gods in One;” but one Deity in a countless multitude revealed in the memorial name, and expounded in the mystery of godliness. The knowledge of this mystery was lost sight of by the Babel-builders of the third and fourth centuries; who, as a substitute, invented the Athanasian conceit of three persons in the Divine Essence, coeternal and coequal. They bound up the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, three distinct persons, into one person, or body; and called the fiction “the Triune God.” They did not perceive that the Deity was but one person, and one substance, peculiar to himself. One Deity and not three; that Holy Spirit is an emanation from His substance, intensely radiant and all pervading; and that, when focalized under the fiat of His will, things and persons without limit, as to number or nature, are produced.” (John Thomas, Eureka, 1861, p100) [This is not only distortion and blasphemy against the Holy Trinity, but also blasphemy against the Holy Ghost too! Notice that he denies the Personality of the Holy Ghost by saying that the Holy Ghost is “an emanation from His substance, intensely radiant and all pervading; and that, when focalized under the fiat of His will, things and persons without limit, as to number or nature, are produced.” Could it not be that Thomas may well have had an influence on Charles Taze Russell, seeing that they all began from the same source, the Millerites?]
“The testimonies which teach the indivisible unity of the Deity, as the One Father, out of whom ALL things have proceeded, and who is supreme above all, even above Christ (I Cor. xi, 3), are inconsistent with the Trinitarian representation of God. The supremacy and unity of the Father would not be affirmable if there were three co-equal personalities in His One personality–a doctrine which presents us with a contradiction in terms as well as in-sense.” (Robert Roberts, Christendom Astray, Lecture 6, God, Angels, Jesus Christ, and the Crucifixion) [O deceived fool Robert Roberts, the Trinity is not one personality as you so teach. It is 3 distinct Personalities that constitute the One God. One in essence and nature.]
“The endeavour is to show that they are not three co-equal powers in one, but powers of which one is the head and source of the others. The Father is eternal and underived, the Son is the manifestation of the Father in a man begotten by the Spirit, the Holy Spirit is the localisation of the Father’s power.” (Robert Roberts. Ibid.) [So clearly, they reject the Trinity and only see the Son as merely a man and the Spirit as merely “a power”, not a personality].
“When then we read “And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness,” we find Moses teaching the contemporary existence of a plurality of Gods before the creation of man but we do not therefore find him teaching a plurality of Eternities in One Eternity, or Three Gods in one Godhead. This is the notion, not of Moses and the prophets, who positively declare the contrary, but the crotchet of the Old Man of the Flesh, who, professing to be wise, became a fool, “and changed the truth concerning God into a lie.” (John Thomas, Phanerosis, 1869, p65) [This is not only a deliberate attack on the Holy Trinity but also downright distortion of the Holy Scriptures. John Thomas then goes on to say that the Elohim were either merely angels or were men, but he never could accept the fact that angels do not share in the actual creation of man and if anything, angels were made a little lower than man as it states in Hebrews 2:9. Any honest student of the Holy Scriptures can see that God was talking about Himself in the plural, thus giving a very strong hint to the Trinity that he is so keen to reject!]
“Moses and the prophets do not teach that “there are three persons, three essences, three somethings, or three anythings, in the Godhead; and that these three distinct units, or unities, constitute only one unit or one Unity — and that that Tri-Unity is the God of Israel.” They do not teach this. This is the foolishness of the Old Man of the Flesh.” (Thomas, Ibid. p57) [This is a reiteration of the same vile statement made by Thomas].
If these blasphemies against the Holy Trinity is not enough, then the blasphemies of Thomas and Roberts in denying both the pre-existence as well as the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ is equally damning:
“The simple appellation of “Son,” as applied to Christ, is sufficient to prove that his existence is derived, and not eternal. The phrase, “Son of God,” implies that the one God, the eternal Father, was antecedent to the Son, and that the Son had his origin in or “out of” the Father to whom he must therefore be subordinate in a sense inconsistent with Trinitarian representation. “This day have I begotten thee” is the language of Scripture, clearly pointing to a commencement of days. This view is confirmed by the statement of Christ:– “As the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself” (John v, 26) (Robert Roberts, op.cit.) [This is not only distortion of Scripture here but also outright blasphemy and heresy. In fact, it is the heresy of the Socianists, which Thomas was so quick to deny any association with, as well as the heresy of the Ebionites, which Roberts in this lecture tried to appear to disassociate with. Yet clearly both Thomas and Roberts had exactly the same conclusions as both the Socianist and Ebionite heretics, namely, that our Lord Jesus Christ had no pre-existence and was only a man].
“The spirit descended upon him. in bodily shape at his baptism in the Jordan, and took possession of him. This was the anointing which constituted him Christ (or the anointed), and which gave him the superhuman powers of which he showed himself possessed. This is clear from the words of Peter, in his address to the Gentiles in the house of Cornelius –(Acts x, 38)–“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed.”
This statement alone is sufficient to disprove the popular view of Christ’s essential Godhead. If he were “very God” in his character as Son, why was it necessary he should be “anointed” with spirit and power? He did no miracles before his anointing. He had no power of himself. This is his own declaration: “I can of mine own sell do nothing” (John v, 30). “The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works” (John xiv, 10).” (Robert Roberts, Ibid.)[Another distortion of the Holy Scriptures to not only deny the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, but also to teach the ancient heresy of “Adoptionism” and also advocate the Gnostic heresy of separating Christ from Jesus by stating that our Lord only became Christ at baptism when the Spirit descended upon Him. This is utterly heretical and distorted, not to mention blasphemous].
“The Son of Man born out of the flesh was flesh — mortal blood and flesh, but he is no longer so. The same Son of Man has been transformed into incorruptible spirit-substance.” (Thomas, Phanerosis, op.cit. p92) [This is akin to the heresy of the Jehovah’s Witness heresy regarding the resurrected body of Christ, namely, that Christ body was no longer physical but a spirit. Since Thomas predated Charles Taze Russell, has it ever been considered that Thomas was a source of influence for many of Russell’s heresies? Our Lord was resurrected in an incorruptible physical body that was also capable of doing what spirits could do, since this was the body of man before his fall in Eden. Thomas, Russell and other heretics err greatly not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God].
“Jesus Christ did not exist as a person from eternity as one of the triune Godhead. … He did not actually come into being until He was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born in Bethlehem.” (Thomas, Found in The Christadelphian Messenger, No. 46, The Word Made Flesh, p3)
If all this isn’t blasphemous enough, then please consider what both Thomas and Roberts had to say about the Holy Ghost:
“…that Holy Spirit is an emanation from His substance, intensely radiant and all pervading; and that, when focalized under the fiat of His will, things and persons without limit, as to number or nature, are produced” (Thomas, Eureka, op. cit.) [Emphasis mine. We discussed it earlier.]
“Now, it is a fact that in our day, there has been discovered a subtle, unanalysable, incomprehensible principle, which, though inscrutable in its essence, is found to be at the basis of all the phenomena of nature–itself eluding the test of chemistry or the deductions of philosophy. Scientists have called it ELECTRICITY. This is everywhere, and is the foundation of all organisation, in fact, of all substance; whether organised or unorganised. MATTER in every form is but a combination of grosser elements held together by electricity. Electricity governs the laws of an animal’s life and a planet’s motion–omnipotent under the hand of intelligence to destroy or build up.
What is this? The name “Electricity “tells nothing; that really means “amber-icity” (electron being the Greek word for amber), and was adopted as the name of the inscrutable element from the circumstance that its existence was first discovered from the friction of amber. Could a better name be devised than what the Scriptures have given it–SPIRIT? It is one of the highest proofs of the truth of Jewish revelation, that its disclosure of the Deity in His relation to the universe coincides with the facts brought to light by the researches of the human intellect in the field of nature.” (Robert Roberts, op cit.) [Note that he calls the Holy Spirit not a personality but the equivalent of electricity, thus making Him into a force. Possible influence on Russell?]
Because of the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost on the part of Roberts, he thus states that there is no working of the Holy Ghost in this day and age:
“There is no manifestation of the Spirit in these days. The power of continuing the manifestation doubtless died with the apostles; not that God could not have transferred it to others, but that He selected them as the channels of its bestowment in their age, and never, so far as we have any evidence, appointed “successors.“” (Roberts, Ibid.) [So not only do they reject the working of the Holy Ghost in this day and age but also deny any continuation of Apostolic authority too via the Holy Ghost. So typically Protestant, although they claim to be not part of it!]
Bear in mind earlier that Roberts also denied the personality of the Holy Ghost and even stated as earlier quoted: “the Holy Spirit is the localisation of the Father’s power.” So the blasphemers against the Holy Ghost can only follow their blasphemies to its logical conclusion by also rejecting the true power of the Holy Ghost in the world today that convicts men of sin, delivers men to Christ our God and saves people from the grip of Satan, the world and the flesh. The most evil of statements made by Thomas however, was since he rejects that there is Satan and demons and sees them as manifestations merely of sin itself, that God created evil and caused it to come into this world:
“This principle necessitates the existence of evil in the system where the development of God is in progress; for there can be, no trial where evil does not exist. The Eternal Spirit has, therefore, wisely created evil — first as the punishment of sin and secondly, to afford scope for the manifestation of the approved.” (Thomas, Phanerosis, op. cit. p74) [I guess that it never occurred to Thomas that God is not the author of evil. James 1:13, 17. He has committed the logical outcome of those that blaspheme the Holy Ghost, namely, to associate God as being the cause of evil. So he and other cult leaders and heretics see evil as a “necessity” rather than as something that was a result of rebellion. Only logical for someone that rejects the existence of Satan to do this. Proof of prelest is here!]
What more can we say about such heretics but indeed that they are blasphemers against the Holy Ghost? I urge anyone who is unwittingly deceived by these blasphemers against the Holy Ghost, to flee to Christ our God, the Holy Trinity, that can truly save their souls or else they will join their founders in a damnable eternity.
SUN MYUNG MOON (1920-2012)
One of the most damaging heresiarchs and blasphemers against the Holy Ghost can be found in none other than the late Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church a.k.a The Moonies. This self-professed “Messiah” not only called himself the return of our Lord Jesus Christ in a speech given in 1974 in New York, but also wrote a very blasphemous work, which has replaced the Holy Scriptures for his followers, namely: Divine Principle. In this work, not only is God constantly referred to as “Father-Mother” but also Moon himself refers to himself as his wife constantly as “True Father and True Mother” as well as “True Parents”. However, what is evil above all are his blasphemies against the Holy Trinity, against the Lord Jesus Christ and lastly, against the Holy Ghost. Despite the fact that Sun Myung Moon has shown no real signs of any credible miracles, let alone the fact that he tried to impersonate Christ, his followers today are still deluded into worshipping this devil blindly. However, since Moon is of the “father of lies” (John 8:44), it is no surprise then to see that he encouraged his followers to practice “heavenly deception” to attain funds for his cult. In fact, there is no better word to describe the likes of Moon and his followers but “prelest” which we have discussed earlier in another work. Moon admitted to deception whereby he stated that when he was 16 in 1936, he was approached by an entity pertaining to be “Jesus Christ” telling him that he was to continue the work that Jesus Christ did not finish. Later variations of this also state that it was not only Jesus Christ, but also Buddha and Muhammad too. So clearly, even at this early stage, Moon admitted to demonic deception with a demonic entity claiming to be our Lord as well as other false religious founders. Nevertheless, all his peculiar heresies and evil behaviour aside, we will focus on his attacks against the Holy Trinity, against our Lord Jesus Christ and against the Holy Ghost.
Please consider these words from Divine Principle:
“If the Jewish people believed that he was the Messiah, as both God and Jesus wanted, could they have crucified him? From the above, we can see that Jesus’ crucifixion was the result of the ignorance and disbelief of the Jewish people and was not God’s predestination to fulfill the whole purpose of Jesus’ coming as the Messiah. I Corinthians 2:8 says, “None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”. This should be sufficient proof.” (Divine Principle, Part I, Chapter 4) [What deliberate misquoting of Scripture to prove his denial of Christ! I guess he never considered Isaiah Chapter 53 and Psalm 22:14 along with Daniel 9:26 where the word “Messiah” is used in the context of death.]
“Jesus is truly a man of this value. However great his value may be, he cannot assume a value greater than that of a man who has attained the purpose of creation. Therefore, we cannot deny that Jesus was a man who had attained the purpose of creation.
The Principle does not deny the attitude of faith held by many Christians that Jesus is God, since it is true that a perfected man is one body with God. Furthermore, when the Principle asserts that Jesus is a man having attained the purpose of creation, this does not in the least diminish his value.” (Ibid. Part I, Chapter 7) [Here Moon not only denies the Deity of Christ our God, but seeks to diminish it by saying that man can be God too when perfected. This is akin to Mormon heresy as well as New Age teaching].
“The body, as the substantial object which resembles the mind, is one body with the mind, so it may be called a second mind (image of the mind), but the body can by no means be the mind itself. In like manner, Jesus, being one body with God, may be called a second God (image of God), but he can by no means be God Himself. It is true that he who has seen Jesus has seen God (John 14:9-10); but Jesus did not say this to indicate that he was God Himself….Jesus was a descendant of Abraham; but since he came as the human ancestor giving rebirth to all mankind, he would become the forefather of Abraham, in light of the providence of restoration. This is why Jesus said (John 8:58), “…before Abraham was, I am.”. We must understand that this also does not signify that Jesus was God Himself. Jesus, on earth, was a man no different from us except for the fact that he was without original sin. Even in the spirit world after his resurrection, he lives as a spirit man with his disciples. The only difference between them is that Jesus abides as a spirit man of the divine spirit stage, emitting brilliant light, while his disciples are the objects who reflect this light.
Meanwhile, Jesus has been interceding for us before God even in the spirit world after his resurrection (Rom. 8:34), just as he did on earth. If Jesus is God Himself, how could he intercede for us before Himself? Moreover, we see that Jesus also called upon “God” or “Father” for help, which is good evidence that he is not God Himself (Matt. 27:46, John 17:1). If Jesus was God Himself, how could God have been tempted by Satan, and finally crucified by the evil force? Furthermore, when we find that Jesus said on the cross, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” it becomes clear that Jesus is not God Himself.” (Ibid.) [Emphasis mine. This is very clear that Moon is out to distort the Holy Scriptures to exalt himself and his heresy rather than point people to Christ. He not only uses Arian arguments and distortion of the Holy Scriptures, but also calls our Lord simply “a spirit man”, thus indicating he also did not accept the physical bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Irony of ironies is that despite quoting the obvious Scripture whereby Christ identifies clearly with Jehovah in John 8:58, he starts to use other useless arguments which are merely references to Christ’s human nature. Obviously he does not understand the concept that Christ is 100% God and 100% man, which orthodox Christians accept without difficulty. This is what Orthodoxy refers to as the “Hypostatic Union” as defined clearly in not only the Council of Nicea but also more explicitly in the Council of Chalcedon].
“However, a father alone cannot give birth to children. There must be a True Mother with the True Father, in order to give rebirth to fallen children as children of goodness. She is the Holy spirit. This is why Jesus said to Nicodemus that no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born anew through the Holy Spirit (John 3:5).
There are many who receive revelations indicating that the Holy Spirit is a female Spirit; this is because she came as the True Mother, that is, the second Eve. Again, since the Holy Spirit is a female Spirit, we cannot become the “bride” of Jesus unless we receive the Holy Spirit. Thus, the Holy Spirit is a female Spirit, consoling and moving the hearts of the people (I Cor. 12:3). She also cleanses the sins of the people in order to restore them, thus indemnifying the sin committed by Eve. Jesus, being male (positivity), is working in heaven, while the Holy Spirit, being female (negativity), is working on earth….Therefore, Jesus came as the True Father of mankind, with the mission of the Tree of Life (Rev. 22:14); that is, as the second Adam (I Cor. 15:45). Then, it would only be logical that there should come the True Mother of mankind, with the mission of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Rev. 22:17); that is, the second Eve. The Holy Spirit came as the True Mother who would give rebirth to fallen man….A baby is born through the love of his parents. As it is written (I Cor. 12:3), when we come to believe in Jesus as the Savior through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we receive the love of the spiritual True Parents, coming from the give and take action between Jesus, the spiritual True Father, and the Holy Spirit, the spiritual True Mother. Then, through this love, new life is infused into those who believe in Christ, and each is reborn into a new spiritual self. This is called “spiritual rebirth”.” (Ibid.) [Emphasis mine. Here not only is the Holy Ghost called a female but more explicitly, “True Mother”. This Moon has really gone out of his way to blaspheme the Holy Ghost here and worse, twist the Scriptures in order to “prove” his point. Worst of all is his deliberate attempt to mock the new birth from the Holy Ghost. Moon has thus proven himself to be worthy of damnation.]
“According to the principle of creation, God’s purpose of creation can be realized only through the four position foundation which is established by forming the three objective purposes through origin-division-union action. Accordingly, in order to fulfill the purpose of creation, Jesus and the Holy Spirit must establish the four position foundation centered on God, be becoming one body in unity through the action of give and take, each as the object of God, substantially divided from His dual essentialities. In this manner, Jesus and the Holy Spirit become one body centered on God; this is called “Trinity”….If they had perfected themselves without the fall, forming a trinity as the True Parents centered on God, and had multiplied children of goodness, all their descendants would have grown to become married couples of goodness centered on God, each pair forming a trinity with God. Naturally, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth would have been realized centering on the first human couple, in accordance with the realization of God’s three great blessings to them. However, due to the fall, Adam and Eve established the four position foundation centered on Satan, thus resulting in a trinity centered on Satan. Therefore, their descendants have also formed trinities centered on Satan, and have brought about a human society of corruption. Therefore, God must work to have all fallen men born anew through the True Parents of mankind, Jesus and the Holy Spirit–one as the second Adam and the other as the second Eve–and then having all form respectively a trinity centered on God. But because of the undue death of Jesus, he and the Holy Spirit have fulfilled only the mission of spiritual True Parents, by forming the spiritual Trinity centered on God. Since Jesus and the Holy Spirit have undertaken the mission of spiritual rebirth only, the saints still remain in the position of their spiritual children, having been restored through the spiritual Trinity only.” [Emphasis mine. Not only is the Trinity mocked and redefined that is neither Biblical let alone orthodox, but even worse than that Christ is said to have “undue death” and that “mission of spiritual rebirth” is all that was accomplished. Not only has Moon called Christ a failure but has undeniably denied and redefined the whole concept of Trinity here. This indeed is the spirit of antichrist that denies the Holy Trinity and mocks it. I John 2:22, 23].
Sun Myung Moon thus based on his blasphemies against the Holy Ghost and by extension, the whole Trinity, not only sought to bring men to himself but also sought to attack the Christian Church at its foundations and deceive many. What is tragic is to see that a number of professing Christian leaders in USA have fallen for his tactics of convincing them that he was a good “conservative anti-Communist” fighter. We have even had the likes of John MacArthur and Tim LaHaye express support for this antichrist. Lord have mercy! May there be repentance on the part of his deluded followers or else they will join their master in a damnable eternity for his blasphemies against the Holy Ghost and the Holy Trinity.
WILLIAM BRANHAM (1909-1965)
Of all the most deceitful blasphemers against the Holy Ghost in the Western Church, is none other than William Branham. Sadly, many Pentecostals and other charismatics have blindly promoted him all because of his purported “faith healing” and supposed miracles. A number of his followers have even gone so far as to almost deify Branham and state that he became sinless as Christ and even show a photo whereby a beam of light like a halo was above his head at the time of Branham baptising someone, similar to Christ’s baptism. Branham even called all the other Christian churches as “mark of the Beast” and stated that he was the last of the 7 angels to the 7 churches in the Apocalypse/Revelation. Sounds similar to Charles Taze Russell doing that to himself, doesn’t it? However, what is more disturbing was due to his heretical belief in Oneness Pentecostalism, he not only denied the Holy Trinity, and taught that the Godhead was only Jesus, and that “Father, Son and Holy Ghost” were merely modes rather than personalities of the Godhead. [Think the ancient heresy of Modalism here]. But equally damning, was in his attempts to deny the Holy Trinity, due to his rejection of the Holy Ghost being the 3rd Personality of the Godhead, he attempts to in a similar vein to Ellen G White, teach that the Holy Ghost is not an actual 3rd Person of the Godhead, but rather is simply Jesus Christ dwelling in the Christian. In fact, after spending a whole sermon preaching on “What is the Holy Ghost?”, he uses many Scriptures, and then makes this clear conclusion, blaspheming the Holy Ghost due to rejection of the Holy Trinity:
“That’s what the Holy Ghost is, is Jesus living in a ignorant fisherman, a carpenter, or whatever: ignorant preacher, whatever it is. It’s a man that wants to be ignorant to the things of the world and let the–Jesus come into him, the Spirit of God, the Seal, the Comforter. He don’t care about prestige; all thing he wants is God.” (What is the Holy Ghost?, 16/12/1959) [Note his denial of the Holy Ghost as being the 3rd Personality of the Trinity here since he rejects the Holy Trinity].
“Not no third person in a trinity, but “the Lord God Almighty, the King of Saints!” (Revelation Chapter Four #3, 8/1/1961) [Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost showing itself again!]
As a natural extension of his blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, Branham also makes not only damning statements against the Trinity but even against the concept accepted by orthodox Christians of the “eternal sonship of Christ”. In fact, he goes so far as to distort this understanding and mock it beyond comprehension. This is due to his hatred for the Apostolic Churches (Catholic and Orthodox), which all these cultists and heretics have in common. Please notice his blasphemous and mocking words following:
“And that’s what God did. It’s the same God all the time. God in the form of the Father, the–the Spirit, the Pillar of Fire, the same God was made flesh and dwelt among us: “En morphe,” brought out so He could be seen. And now, that same God is the Holy Ghost. Father, Son, Holy–not three Gods, three offices, three acts of the one God. The Bible said there’s one God, not three. But that’s how that they couldn’t… You can’t get this straightened out and have three gods. You’d never sell a Jew that; I tell you that, one who knows better; he knows there’s only one God.” (AND.KNOWETH.IT.NOT_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN V-2 N-10 SUNDAY, 15/8/1965) [Emphasis mine. What a mocking fool. No orthodox Christian advocates what he has accused us of believing. We believe in One God, Three Distinct Personalities. It is 1X1X1=1, not 1+1+1=3, as that mocking fool Branham would have you think. He also advocates Modalism here as well].
“”Trinitarianism is of the devil!” I say that THUS SAITH THE LORD! Look where it come from. It come from the Nicene Council when the Catholic church become in rulership. The word “trinity” is not even mentioned in the entire Book of the Bible. And as far as three Gods, that’s from hell. There’s one God. That’s exactly right.” (Revelation, Chapter Four #3, 8/1/1961) [Stupid fool that knows nothing about the concept decides to blaspheme it with such open mockery that is not worth the effort refuting here. He obviously is ignorant of the Ante-Nicene Fathers that clearly advocated the Holy Trinity, even without necessarily using the whole word. What mockery and blasphemy Branham advocates here!]
“A trinity of frogs! A frog is an animal that always looks backward. He never looks where he’s going; he looks where he’s come from. See? Don’t you see? Where was trinitarianism born at? Remember, “three unclean spirits,” individual spirits. Are you getting it?” (The Anointed Ones At The End Time, 25/7/1965) [Emphasis mine. This blasphemous fool has the gall to make the Trinity as the 3 unclean spirits in Revelation 13.]
“Now, I do not believe in eternal sonship. That’s even radical to even mention such a thing, eternal sonship. How… He had a eternal sonship…?… way, it’s even eternal sonship, how could He be a Son? He had to have a beginning. See?” (Who is God?, 15/8/1950) [Stupid heretical blasphemer is denying the doctrine of the “eternal sonship of Christ”, thus denying Christ’s pre-existence as the eternal Son of God, God the Son/God the Word.]
“And there He come out. There was nothing. And then here come the Logos. That looked like a halo hanging yonder. No man has seen God at any time now, eye to eye. And here’s the Logos. Looks like It’s a supernatural Being. It’s a Halo. That’s the Son of God. Not eternal Sonship, ’cause the words don’t go good together. That’s Catholic doctrine, but… Eternal, how could it be a Sonship and be eternal? If He’s a Son, he’d had to have a beginning of time. Eternal’s forever. See? So eternal Sonship, there’s no such a word to make that sensible. But it was the Logos that went out of God. And there He was playing out there in space just like a child before the door. I can see Him draw the whole picture in His mind of the Kingdom and what it might be.” (SHOW US THE FATHER AND IT WILL SATISFY US, 11/6/1953) [Stupid heretical fool doesn’t realize that when orthodox Christians speak of the “eternal Sonship”, we are talking about Christ as co-eternal with the Father and Holy Ghost, as the Word/Logos. Then he has the gall to attack the Catholic Church for so believing. Branham has shown himself to be a point blank heretic here!]
“”And at that time Michael shall stand, the great prince.” Michael was Christ, of course, Who fought the angelic wars in heaven with the devil. Satan and Michael fought together, or fought against each other, rather. And now… “And at that time,” He said, “as many was found written in the book was delivered, and those who had done righteous…” Watch at this. And they that — and they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and as the — and they that turn away many to righteousness as the stars for ever.” (BEGINNING AND ENDING OF THE GENTILE DISPENSATION, 9/1/1955) [Emphasis mine. Here this fool is advocating that Christ was the Archangel Michael. Where could he have possibly got that from but Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses?]
“And when Jesus, a carpenter’s Son, physically speaking, when He come to the earth here that’s all He was known of, and the day that when John baptized Him, God a vindicated Him. God spoke from the heavens. John saw Him coming in the form a dove, and said, “This is My beloved Son in Whom I’m pleased to dwell.” The right translation there is, “In whom I am pleased to dwell in.” Jesus immediately anointed with God, He was just a man till that time, but now He becomes the God-man. Someone telling me here not long ago, as I many times referred to it in this shiftless day, that He was just a prophet, He was a good man. He was more than that. He was the anointed God. The Bible said, “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself.” God in Christ. Amen.” (JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY TODAY AND FOREVER, 6/8/1955) [Emphasis mine. Here in the same vein as Charles Taze Russell and the Gnostics, Branham advocates that Christ was only God by declaration and acquisition rather than from eternity. In fact, Charles Taze Russell’s works actually had an influence on Branham that he even advocated as Russell did, that the Great Pyramids and the Zodiac was as much the Word of God as the Holy Scripture for ancient times. Blasphemy begets blasphemy and blasphemers indeed!]
Since Branham denied the Holy Trinity and attacked other aspects of orthodox Christian doctrine, is it not surprising therefore to find Branham advocating that the eternal punishment in hell was not forever either, in clear mockery of the Holy Scriptures?
“If you see a man that’s cheating, stealing, lying, just remember, his part is waiting in hell, for him, his place where he’ll be tormented in the Presence of God and the holy Angels, with fire and brimstone. He’ll be tormented there. Not forever, he can’t be tormented forever, forever don’t mean all, for all times. Eternity is forever, Eternity is… has no beginning or end. But forever is “a space of time.” The Bible said, “Forever and,” conjunction, “forever.” Jonah said he was in the belly of the whale “forever.” Is a space of time.” (Hebrews Chapter Four, 1/9/1957)
This is nothing short of mockery since obviously this false prophet was headed there and was struck in judgment on 18 December 1965 in a car accident. His heretical, deluded followers, since they believed he was as sinless as Christ and a healer, anticipated him to rise from the dead as he purportedly had done in his time on earth. However, such did not happen and his deluded heretical followers were forced to bury him on 11 April 1966. There were many other abhorrent teachings that Branham taught too such as hatred of the Jewish people and also the filthy “Serpent Seed” doctrine, whereby he taught as did other filthy heretics, that Eve was seduced by Satan to fornicate with him and thus produce Cain, and from there, came the Jewish people of today. Sounds like a Nazi doctrine? Branham actually had dealings with the Ku Klux Klan too but this is not often mentioned. However, that is not our focus for now. We must thus conclude that Branham was a false heretical prophet that blasphemed the Holy Ghost and also blasphemed the Holy Trinity too. We sincerely hope that his deluded followers repent and come to the True God and Eternal Life, the Holy Trinity. (I John 5:7, 20).
VICTOR PAUL WIERWILLE (1916-1985) AND GEORGE LAMSA(1892-1975)
Amongst the cults and heresiarchs that have been most deceptive are none other than Victor Paul Wierwille and George Lamsa. Many people accredit Victor Paul Wierwille with being the founder of the Way International cult but few realise the role that George Lamsa had in its foundation too. To begin with, it must be pointed out that both men were indeed blasphemers against the Holy Ghost and damnable heresiarchs that were responsible for the damage of many souls, both physically and eternally. Victor Paul Wierwille began his heretical cult in 1957 after first resigning as a Evangelical Reformed pastor and really gained headway in the 1970s through to the 1980s before going to his eternal damnation in 1985. The cause that started his heretical cult was as with most cults and heresies, denial of the Deity of Christ or denial of the Trinity. It all started because of the fact that he was in a state of prelest and was looking for a way to expand his useless ministry in the Evangelical Church. He went through all manner of influences, no matter how heretical they were ranging from Karl Barth (a modernist heretic) to Jehovah’s Witnesses and Christadelphians as well as heretical elements of the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement. In the end, we have a cult with a mish-mash of heresy that teaches 1) Denial of the Deity of Christ and the Trinity. 2) Denial of the Holy Ghost as a Person of the Godhead and made as an impersonal being. 3) Soul sleep annihilationism, whereby there is no heaven or hell for the just or the unjust, but simply soul sleep and resurrection only for the just. 4) Insistence on speaking in tongues as a sign of being born again. 5) Teaching of when one is born again, they no longer are capable of sin and cannot be lost. (Sounds like Nicolatianism and the Protestant heresy of “once saved, always saved”). 6) Rejection of genuine repentance and even baptism, teaching instead that belief in the Way’s teachings is enough. 7) Christ was not crucified on a Cross but on an upright stake. (This clearly came from the Jehovah’s Witnesses). There are others too such as promotion of denying the Jewish people as being Jews and denying the Holocaust. However, we will mainly focus on the first 2, since they are the foundation of all the other heresies. Please note these heresies mainly come from his book Jesus Christ is Not God. The title itself should give the basic thrust of his argument away that he was intent on denying the Deity of Christ and denying the Trinity.
However, the most damaging start is that he began in a state of prelest by believing that “God” was speaking to him telling him that he would show him some signs that he was teaching the truth that the whole Church had strayed from. He even requests for snow as a sign too. (Sounds like trying to test God to prove your own heresy, doesn’t it? What arrogance on his part!)
“I was praying. And I told the Father outright that He could have the whole thing, unless there were real genuine answers that I wouldn’t ever have to back up on. And that’s when He spoke to me audibly, just like I’m talking to you now. He said He would teach me the Word as it had not been known since the first century if I would teach it to others. Well I nearly flew off my chair. I couldn’t believe God would talk to me…But He spoke to me just as plainly as I’m talking now to you….The sky was crystal blue and clear. Not a cloud in sight. It was a beautiful early autumn day, I said, “If that was really you, and you meant what you said, give me a sign. Let me see it snow.” My eyes were tightly shut as I prayed. And then I opened them. The sky was so white and thick with snow, I couldn’t see the tanks at the filling station on the corner not 75 feet away.” (Elena S. Whiteside, The Way: Living in Love, 2nd ed. New Knoxville: American Christian Press, 1974, p178, 180-181)
This is a clearly a state of prelest that the Fathers warned about. However, the greatest tragedy of all was his outcome of denying the Deity of Christ and the Trinity as well as blaspheming the Holy Ghost. Such is the natural end of prelest. Please note that the next lot of quotes will be coming from his most blasphemous work, Jesus Christ is not God.
“Clearly, historians of Church dogma and systematic theologians agree that the idea of a Christian trinity was not a part of the first century Church. The twelve apostles never ascribed to it or received revelation about it. So how then did a Trinitarian doctrine come about? It gradually evolved and gained momentum in the late first, second and third centuries as pagans, who had converted to Christianity, brought to Christianity some of their pagan beliefs and practices. Trinitarianism then was confirmed at Nicaea in 325 by Church bishops out of political expediency.” (Victor Paul Wierwille, Jesus Christ is not God, 1975, p25-26) [No need to comment on his obvious ignorance of the Early Apostolic Fathers not to mention the deliberate ignorance of the Holy Scriptures too.]
“Long before the founding of Christianity the idea of a triune god or a god-in-three persons was a common belief in ancient religions. Although many of these religions had many minor deities, they distinctly acknowledged that there was one supreme God who consisted of three persons or essences. The Babylonians used an equilateral triangle to represent this three-in-one god, now the symbol of the modern three-in-one believers.” “The Hindu trinity was made up of the gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The Greek triad was composed of Zeus, Athena and Apollo. These three were said by the pagans to ‘agree in one.’ One of the largest pagan temples built by the Romans was constructed at Ballbek (situated in present day Lebanon) to their trinity of Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. In Babylon the planet Venus was revered as special and was worshipped as a trinity consisting of Venus, the moon and the sun. This triad became the Babylonian holy trinity in the fourteenth century before Christ.” “Although other religions for thousands of years before Christ was born worshipped a triune god, the trinity was not a part of Christian dogma and formal documents of the first three centuries after Christ.” (Ibid.) [Victor Paul Wierwille has nothing better than to resort to the worn out arguments of both Jehovah’s Witnesses and also an anti-Catholic Presbyterian bishop, Alexander Hislop, for his arguments. Even Hislop is half quoted since Hislop actually accepted that Jehovah was indeed a Trinity.]
Please note how in his book, Jesus Christ is not God, he deliberately distorts and adds words to John 1:1-14, in a very blasphemous attempt to not only deny the Deity of Christ but also to teach that Christ our God had no pre-existence, except in the mind of God, which is akin to the Christadelphian heresy of John Thomas and Robert Roberts discussed earlier:
“In the beginning was the Word God, and the [revealed] Word was with [pros] God [with Him in His foreknowledge, yet independent of Him], and the Word was God. The same [revealed Word] was in the beginning with pros] God…. All things were made by him God; and without him God was not any thing made that was made…. In him God was life; and the life was the light of men…. And the light God shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not…. There was a man sent [aposteio] from God, whose name was John. The same [John] came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light God, that all men through him [John] might believe. He [John] was not that Light God, but </was sent to bear witness of that Light God…. That was the true Light God, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world…. He God was in the world [by the revealed Word], and the world was made by him God, and the world knew him God not…. He God came unto his own >[Israel], and his own received him not…. But as many [of Israel] as received him God, to them gave he God power [exousia, authority, the right] to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on [unto] his name [namesake, Jesus Christ…. Which were [who was] born [conceived], not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God…. And the Word [revealed Word, Jesus Christ was made flesh [the conception], and dwelt among us [his birth].” (Ibid. pp 87, 91, 93-101)
He was not content with this but even stated that Christ had no pre-existence and was only conceived at birth as a sperm in the womb of the Blessed Virgin. In addition, he even denied the Virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ too. Please note also these following blasphemous quotes:
“Jesus Christ’s existence began when God created the sperm with soul-life in Mary.” (p117)
“His position is second only to God.” (p58)
“Jesus Christ was not literally with God in the beginning; neither does he have all the assets of God.” (Ibid. p5)
“Where was Jesus Christ before he was born to Mary? Jesus Christ was with God in His foreknowledge. … Jesus Christ was with God before the foundation of the world, meaning that God foreknew him…. We, as well as Jesus Christ, were with God in His foreknowledge, but not in existence, before the foundation of the world.” (p28-29) [Emphasis mine. This is a Ebionite argument which the Christadelphians held to, which Victor Paul Wierwille also learnt from as well!]
“Why didn’t Jesus come with the spirit upon him when he was born? Because then he could not have redeemed you and me. He had to be born just as we are—a natural man, naturally dead in trespasses and sins, without hope.” (The Way Magazine, March-April 1979, p4) [Please note that he is denying both the Virgin birth of our Lord and also his sinlessness too!]
Please note the unrepentant state of this heretic when he stated:
“When my life is over, I think my greatest contribution may prove to be the knowledge and teaching that Jesus Christ is not God.” (J. L. Williams, Victor Paul Wierwille and The Way International (Moody Press, 1979), p. 50; from Mal Miller, “The Way Followers March on New Knoxville Church,” St. Mary’s (Ohio), Evening Leader, October 17, 1977.)
As typical of blasphemers against the Holy Ghost, Wierwille associated Christ with Lucifer by stating this:
“Clearly, Jesus Christ is presently second only to God in power and authority. Lucifer as the morning star was replaced by Jesus Christ who is now the morning star.”( The Way Magazine, March-April 1979, p. 4)
Not content with blaspheming Christ, His Person, Deity and nature, Wierwille resorts to blaspheming the Holy Ghost by denying His Personality and Nature as the Third Person of the Trinity. In fact, Victor Paul Wierwille actually blasphemes the Holy Ghost by making a distinction between the capital for “Holy Spirit” and “holy spirit”, in his evil attempt to deny the Personality of the Holy Ghost as the Third Person in the Trinity. Please note these blasphemous quotes:
“God is holy, and God is spirit. The gift that He gives is holy spirit” (Wierwille, Jesus Christ Is Not God, pp. 27-28).
“Many confuse the Giver, Holy Spirit, with the gift, holy spirit” (Ibid. p. 128).
“In the new birth, man receives spirit from God, who is the Spirit” (Ibid.)
“At Pentecost the speaking in tongues was the external manifestation of the receiving of the gift of holy spirit …. At the conclusion of his (Peter’s) message, he taught them how to receive the new birth and speak in tongues” (Ibid. p. 131).
“The holy spirit field … is the field God raised me up for …. There’s no one I can’t lead into speaking in tongues, if they are Christian and want to do it” (Elena S. Whiteside, The Way – Living in Love, p. 178).
“To worship by the spirit we must operate a manifestation of the holy spirit .. which produces true worship in speaking in tongues” (Wierwille, The New, Dynamic Church, p. 90).
To Wierwille, only the Father is God, and thus the Spirit is only the extension of the Father’s presence, hence the difference in capitals. When in capitals, Wierwille was denoting only the Father as God. When in lower case, Wierwille was speaking of the Holy Ghost as merely an impersonal mind and presence or even force. This again reveals the Jehovah’s Witness influence on Wierwille too. Nevertheless, it is clear that he is indeed a blasphemer against the Holy Ghost and worse, taught others to be blasphemous too. He went to his eternal reward for a heretic in 1985 but his evil legacy continues.
Equally worth noting is George Lamsa, who was of an Assyrian background from Turkey and was responsible for the Lamsa Bible in 1957, based on his distorted understanding and perversion of the Aramaic Peshitta. Like Victor Paul Wierwille, he denied the personality and Deity of the Holy Ghost and also taught a quasi-Nestorian denial of the Holy Trinity. This also reveals that he was indeed a blasphemer of the Holy Ghost too. His 2 greatest endorsers were none other than William Branham, whom we discussed earlier and not so surprisingly, Victor Paul Wierwille. In fact, Victor Paul Wierwille actually asked Lamsa to teach his deceived followers and even helped finance and publish many of his works. Even after that foul heretic went to his eternal reward in 1975, the Way International continually published and endorsed his works even to this present day. George Lamsa was also a promoter of Edgar Cayce’s idea of unity amongst religions. In fact, Lamsa was even responsible for promoting unity with Islam and Christianity in the 1970s. We will focus on his blasphemous quotes on various topics pertaining to Christ, the Trinity and the Holy Ghost as well as other deliberate New Age notions he promoted. Shame on anyone that promoted the blasphemous Lamsa Bible!
George Lamsa was not merely a Nestorian, but an outright denier of the Holy Trinity and a New Ager. This is evident in his Lamsa Bible whereby many key verses are either removed or changed to fit his blasphemous, New Age notions such as in Micah 5:2, Acts 20:28, Revelation/Apocalypse 1:17, 18 when it comes to the Deity of Christ and just as importantly, his changing of the words of Christ alluding to Psalm 22 at his crucifixion in Matthew 27:46 and even removing any hint of Lucifer and the Antichrist in both Isaiah 14:12 and in Daniel 11:38. Lamsa was clearly a New Ager above all since it was his hope that “new world order [in which] the light of the gospel would be shared, racial and class barriers would be eliminated, and national boundaries would be eliminated.” (George M. Lamsa, The Kingdom on Earth (Lee’s Summit, MO: Unity School of Christianity, 1966), pp 106-107). Lamsa in fact believed that Islam was fulfilling just that and in fact called for unity between Christians and Muslims even before the official term by the heretic Rick Warren of “Chrislam” came into existence. He even formed a “Christian Mohammedan Society” in 1921, a precursor for Chrislam in the West as well as wrote a book endorsing the Koran called: “A Short Koran” in 1949.
In regards to the Trinity and the Holy Ghost, George Lamsa as a perverted Nestorian stated that not only called the Trinity in the most perverted manner but also blasphemed the Holy Ghost too when discussing the Holy Spirit in his other works. Lamsa had these distortions to state:
“…the Eastern Christians believe in one God with three attributes, instead of three persons.” (Lamsa, Old Testament Light, 39. Cf. The Short Koran (New York: Ziff-Davis, 1949), 15)[This is a blatant distortion. Even many of the Assyrian Church of the East know this is a falsehood and also accept the reality of the Trinity although they may be Nestorian in their understanding of the natures of Christ, both Deity and humanity.]
And also to state when commenting on both the Spirit of God/Holy Ghost and the devils/demons, he has this to state in regards to I Timothy 4:1:
“”Spirits” in this case means “prophecies”. When men prophecy, they are said to be moved by the Spirit of God. Jesus when he preached in the synagogue at Nazareth said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me”….The “doctrines of devils” in this instance refers to the teaching of devilish men. In the East, doctrines which are not based on the Holy Scriptures are called “doctrines of the devil” and the men who preach them “satans”.” (Lamsa, New Testament Commentary, 1945, Philadelphia: A.J Holman, p415) [This shows his deliberate blasphemy of not only the Holy Ghost but also his denial of demonic and devilish spirits that seek to harm mankind. In fact, the Unity School of Christianity loved using his distorted commentaries since he would deny the actual existence of both the Holy Spirit and the demonic spirits in them]
Elsewhere, when referring to the Holy Ghost, Lamsa blasphemes the Holy Ghost by simply referring to the Holy Ghost as the following: “influence…expansion…effectiveness…hidden power” whilst also totally negating the notion of an actual Comforter by stating that the Comforter is actually an “influence” that Jesus left behind after his dissolution on the cross. (See Lamsa, Gospel Light (Philadelphia: A. J. Holman, 1936, 1939), pp367-68, pp372-73). But that is not all, Lamsa as a blasphemer against the Holy Ghost would naturally blaspheme Christ by stating that Christ did not claim to be God nor want to be worshipped. (Ibid. p353, 369).
Lamsa was in reality a modernist, a New Ager and ultimately a blasphemer of the Holy Ghost as was Victor Paul Wierwille. Is it not surprising to see a number of cults (Iglesia Ni Cristo, Christadelphians, Jehovah’s Witnesses) and other blasphemers against the Holy Ghost (eg William Branham) also love using Lamsa’s distorted translation of the Bible along with Wierwille actually helping Lamsa directly in publishing his works and promoting his materials? There is more that could be pointed out about Lamsa and his heresies, but it is sufficient to state that Lamsa and Wierwille were indeed blasphemers against the Holy Ghost and have reaped their damnation. I sincerely hope that the deluded followers of Wierwille and his cult co-created by Lamsa, will repent and actually have their eyes opened regarding the Holy Scriptures and repent to the True God, who is the Holy Trinity.
FELIX MANALO (1886-1963)
One of the most dangerous cults that has penetrated the world from the Philippines is none other than the cult of Felix Manalo. This was a cult that was founded on one premise as are all cults and heresies founded upon: rebellion and pride. Felix Manalo was originally of a Roman Catholic background but converted to the Methodists after listening to a debate between a Roman Catholic priest and a Methodist preacher. However, he was dissatisfied with the Methodists and then moved around various organisations, whether heretical or not, and just before founding his own cult of Iglesia Ni Cristo in 1914, his final stop was Seventh Day Adventism.
In the beginning, despite his heretical foundations, Manalo did not deny the Trinity and even baptised his members in the name of “Father, Son and Holy Spirit”. However, after 1931, a huge change took place and Manalo (possibly due to the influence of either Jehovah’s Witnesses or Christadelphians) denied not only the Trinity, but also the pre-existence of Christ, stating that he was only a man, and also denied the Deity and full personality of the Holy Ghost. This can be found in the first published official magazine called Pasugo in 1939, whereby Manalo deliberately denies the most obvious passages clearly referring to Christ as God in both Old and New Testaments. However, sadly due to my inability to translate from Tagalog into English, I am unable to quote at full length the appropriate pages.[There are websites that quote that publication at this date but not in English but Tagalog]. Nevertheless, we can gather this from various sources, amongst which was a periodical in 1955, when Manalo was still alive until 1963. Joseph J. Kavanagh who was doing an investigation on Iglesia Ni Cristo, had this damning exposure to give regarding their blasphemous doctrine:
“The Iglesia denies the Catholic doctrine of the Blessed Trinity. The Father alone is God. The Holy Ghost is a spiritual creature sent as messenger by God. Christ is not divine, because the Scriptures assert very clearly that He was a man, and inferior to the Father. Yet, though a mere man, He was exalted by God through special gifts and graces to a position high above all other men.” (Joseph J. Kavanagh, Philippine Studies, Vol.3, No. 1, pp29-30) [There is only one very slight change now in Iglesia Ni Cristo doctrine on the Holy Ghost. That is, they believe that the Holy Ghost is an impersonal force sent by God the Father. This again mimics Jehovah’s Witness doctrine, of which Manalo was influenced by. Nevertheless, Manalo has not only blasphemed the Holy Trinity, but more importantly, he has blasphemed the Holy Ghost and the INC top leadership has merely added further to the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, thus damning themselves even further].
5 years after Manalo’s death, we have this translated excerpt confirming the above from their official publication, thus confirming further that Manalo indeed blasphemed the Holy Trinity and also the Holy Ghost:
“Christ and the Apostles are united in teaching how many and who is the real God. Similar to other true Christians, according to Apostle Paul, there is only one God, the Father—not the Son and more so not the Holy Spirit. The Apostles also did not teach that there is one God who has three personas who are also Gods. … It [Trinity] is not found in the Holy Scriptures or the Bible, and if [Catholic] priests ever use the Bible to prove this teaching of theirs, all are based only on suppositions and presumptions.”— trans. from Pasugo (November 1968)[Emphasis mine. Manalo blasphemed the Holy Trinity here and the organisation’s leaders merely followed in his footsteps on this matter. In fact, the Holy Ghost has also been blasphemed by Manalo here].
Today, the cult is continued under the leadership of Eduardo V. Manalo, the grandson of Felix Manalo, and in the footsteps of both his grandfather and father, he and all the top leadership have blasphemed both the Holy Trinity and also the Holy Ghost in this official statement:
“Indeed, we do not believe in the doctrine of the Trinity, for such doctrine is unbiblical, a man-made-doctrine. There is no single verse of the Bible that states that God has three persons. The Bible teaches that there is only one true God and there is no other God besides Him (Isa 46:9). The belief that the Holy Spirit is God is also against the Bible. No biblical verse supports the doctrine that the Holy Spirit is God and that it is the third person of the so-called Trinity.” (Is The Holy Spirit God? , Iglesia Ni Cristo, 30/3/2014) [No need for much comment here. Obviously, there are many verses that the top leadership deliberately chooses to ignore regarding this whole matter].
Their obvious denial of the Deity of Christ needs no further comment since it was already obvious from the beginning of their official magazine in 1939. Felix Manalo was not content in blaspheming the Trinity, and the Holy Ghost for that matter, but was obsessed with satanic pride to the point of calling himself the Seventh Angel of the Apocalypse in Revelation/Apocalypse 7:2 and making a ridiculous twist of Scripture based firstly on a perverted modernistic translation by Moffat from 1922 using the words “far East”, and applying it to the Philippines. He also used many other titles that were either titles of Christ such as the Good Shepherd in John 10:16, or other Divine titles, and applied them to himself, thus indicating further blasphemy against the Trinity and satanic pride akin to Lucifer. This is not the focus of our discussion, yet nevertheless, it must be mentioned to reveal how being in a state of prelest can lead a man into any depth of delusion and further blasphemy and damnation. My sincere hope to anyone caught up in that cult is to not follow in the footsteps of Felix Manalo, a blasphemer against the Holy Ghost nor to follow in the footsteps of the current top leadership, who are blasphemers against the Holy Ghost, but to sincerely search the True God of Scripture and discover the True God of Scripture as He truly is: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
ATHEISTS BEHIND “BLASPHEMY CHALLENGE” VIDEO (2006)
This section is not one that deserves a huge amount of discussion, nevertheless, it must be mentioned since the authors behind this evil video, the Rational Response Squad, are a bunch of extremely hardened and militant atheists spurned on by their father, Satan, to commit such blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. The worst part is that not only are they content to commit such blasphemy, but also want others to partake in their blasphemy by encouraging others to do the following:
“You may damn yourself to Hell however you would like, but somewhere in your video you must say this phrase: “I deny the Holy Spirit.”
Why? Because, according to Mark 3:29 in the Holy Bible, “Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.” Jesus will forgive you for just about anything, but he won’t forgive you for denying the existence of the Holy Spirit. Ever. This is a one-way road you’re taking here.
Once you have shot your blasphemous video, just follow these two easy steps:
- Go to this linkon YouTube to upload your video as a “Video Response” to the Blasphemy Challenge. (You can log in or register on that page if necessary.) Please put the URL http://www.blasphemychallenge.com somewhere in the text description when you upload your video.
- When the video appears on YouTube, send the URL to this email address: [email protected]hotmail.com. Also include a complete United States mailing address* so we can send your free copy of The God Who Wasn’t There.” (www.blasphemychallenge.com )
These godless reprobates have deliberately damned themselves and have no shame about not only damning themselves, but also in damning others too. Such wicked people are indeed worthy of death, both in this world and in eternity. (Romans 1:32) It is interesting to note that the Rational Response Squad, are so focused on attacking orthodox Christianity more than any other religion. They do not have the courage to do the same to Islam. Never have they put up challenges to atheists to commit the unpardonable according to Islam of shirk (associating partners with Allah) let alone any direct attack on Muhammad, Qu’ran or Allah. I sincerely hope that atheists who encounter this site not partake in such a challenge and genuinely approach God with an open heart and mind, and thus discover Him in truth.
Each and every one of these categories of people have all committed the unpardonable sin of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost in either negation of the personality or Deity of the Holy Ghost; deliberate denial of the Trinity; deliberate rejection of the reality of Christ being fully God and fully man or any aspect of His nature; deliberately associating Christ with Satan or in some other manner that was deliberately designed to malign the Holy Trinity. I sincerely hope and pray that the deluded followers of any of the above will repent and not follow in the footsteps of blaspheming the Holy Ghost as their heresiarch leaders have done.
Interestingly enough, each and every one of them have one common element. It is none other than the same pride that Lucifer had in Isaiah 14:12-15, in coming to their conclusions. They believed that their own private interpretation was the final authority, some of it being disguised as “Scripture only”, and others merely believing that their interpretation was the only correct one based on their own satanic pride in their own “chosen-ness”. It did not matter to these blasphemers of the Holy Ghost if their interpretation ran contrary to the actual Scriptural passages they were misquoting or if they ignored a huge amass of Scripture that was contrary to their diabolical interpretations. Since they regarded themselves as the final authority ultimately, they would not only end up rejecting the Holy Scriptures, but also reject Apostolic Tradition and authority too. Hence it is noteworthy that all the above also have been unashamed in their attacks on both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches in particular, and also on orthodox Evangelicals too. In short, all the above have fallen in a grave state of prelest.
Many times I have made reference to prelest. For the benefit of non-Orthodox readers, I will summarize it simply. It is a Russian translation of the Greek word “plani”, which denotes “cajoling” or deception in some manner. It is of a demonic nature and it also plays on the sinful, Adamic nature of mankind. It has its origins in the father of lies, Satan (John 8:44) and will only lead to its logical end if followed through: destruction and damnation. Even Saints and Fathers have been subject to it before being awakened by the Holy Ghost and repenting before it was too late. If even they who are well revered in the Apostolic Church could be subject to this, how much more could anyone else. May God: Father, Son and Holy Ghost, deliver anyone who is reading this who has fallen in some state of prelest and lead them to everlasting life. This is my sincere prayer along with the sincere prayers of the Blessed Theotokos, the Ever Virgin Mary and all the Blessed Apostles and Saints. Amen. [Please read this article for a further discussion on prelest: http://shoebat.org/2015/10/19/make-no-mistake-about-it-the-whole-idea-of-its-all-about-a-personal-relationship-with-jesus-is-wrong-and-dangerous/ ]
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is a sin that cannot be taken lightly since not only is it unpardonable in this world and the next, but equally it leads to devastatingly damaging results. It is not only a rejection of the Third Person of the Holy Trinity Who leads one to faith and repentance towards our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father, but also it is an ultimate rejection of the Holy Trinity by its own virtue. The devastatingly damaging results are evident with the amount of heretical cults in the world that harm both the soul and the body in this world and in eternity. May the discerning reader be delivered from any path leading to such destruction that has at its root: the pride of Lucifer/Satan.
God bless and deliver us to the Kingdom everlasting in fellowship with Him and all the Blessed Saints. Amen.