Pagan rituals by absorbing and camouflaging them. In the 7th century, the Pantheon at Rome was extracted from the barbarians, and made into a "cathedral" (Greek, kathedra, meaning seat, or throne). "Pan Theon" means All Gods. They re-named it the Church of the Blessed Virgin and ALL MARTYRS. Thus, it changed from the worship of "All Gods" (Pantheon) to the center for honoring "All Saints". The day chosen to honor all the "hallowed" saints was first observed on the evening of May 13, and was known as All Hallows Festival. This festival was officially authorized in 835 CE by pope Gregory IV after it was moved to November 1st, to coincide with the festival of Samhain. It began on the evening of October 31st, which was called All Halloweds Eve. "Saints" in Hebrew is the word "QODESHIM" based on the word qodesh, meaning set-apart. A "qodeshi" is a living person, and they don't need the RCC to "canonize" them after they die to be a "saint". "Qodesh" has been translated to the word "holy" and "hallowed" which really means "haloed". Pagans used yellow nimbuses and floating gold "hoops" in stone carvings, paintings, and stain-glassed windows, as well as statues ~ to identify their deities and founders as being inhabited by the sun. When you see a "halo" about the head of someone in real life, it's probably ball lightning. But, in any case, get away from them! The translation "Holy Spirit" comes from the original Hebrew ruach ha qodesh, the set-apart Spirit. 'Ruach' is the Hebrew word for wind, and it is the presence of the helper, OWWhy in Spirit. He is not a Haloed Spook, and after His resurrection distinctly said He was not a ghost. He first sent His RUACH to the Nazarenes gathered in the Temple on the 50th day from the count from the day after Shabbat to the day after the 7th Shabbat, now called "Pente-cost" (Greek for count fifty). This was the annual appointed time (Lev. 23, Dt. 16) which commemorated the giving of the Torah at Sinai. It is really called
Shabuoth, meaning weeks. The Torah was written on the hearts of the Nazarenes, fulfilling the prophesied "New Covenant" (Yerme Yahu 31, Heb. 8:10). MYTHOLOGY
A thesaurus will tell you that mythology is the study of fictional traditions, fables, or imaginary stories which sometimes originate from prehistoric times. To keep the Nazarenes from being deceived, our old Pharisee / Nazarene brother Shaul wrote an important letter to his younger pupil Timothy. In the letter, he told Timothy that things were going to be really depraved later on. "I give you this charge (order, command)/ Preach the Word (Torah). Be prepared IN SEASON, and out of SEASON ("in season" means during the appointed times declared for assemblies at Lev. 23 & Dt. 16, which were "done away" by Constantine, fulfilling Dan. 7:25). Correct, rebuke, and encourage ~ with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine (teaching). Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the Truth (Torah) and turn aside to MYTHS."(Read all of 2 Timothy, especially chapters 3 & 4). HEAVEN ~ and the myth of going there.
The word "heaven" stands in place of the original inspired Hebrew word SHAMAYIM. This means the skies, or even our modern term outer space. It was also used as a customary substitution for the Name of hYhy ~ perhaps to keep from offending Yahudim who considered it "profaning" or "blaspheming" the Name to utter it aloud. All the family of beings created by hYhy are named by the Name of hYhy. He has set His Name upon those He has "called-out" from Babylonian practices, and given them the Family Name, "Yahudim". Israel's wife Leah named her 4th child Yahudah, meaning "worshipper of Yah". Daniel 9:19 shows also how His people bear His Name. "Yahudah" was corrupted to "Judah", then "Jude", and for the last several hundred years the word "JEW" has come into use. I guess you'll have to answer "yes" if anyone asks you if you are a "JEW". But, will anyone "go to Heaven"when they die, or in the resurrection? You will only find the idea of "the Kingdom of Heaven" written in the Writings, and this is really referring to the world-to-come, the "Reign / Kingdom of hYhy". He fills the Universe, but says His Throne will be in the New Yerushaliyim. Yerushaliyim means foundation of peace. "UR" or "IR" means "city", so it also means city of peace. The site was at first inhabited by Pagans, and was called "Yebus". They were moon worshippers, but all the Pagans knew about the TRUE creator hYhy. They simply chose to have fun in their own way. The occupants of "Jericho" knew that the people of hYhy were coming, and their deities wouldn't be able to help them.
The "New Yerushaliyim" will be coming down from the skies, and the meek will inherit the Earth. There is not even a hint in the Writings that anyone will be going to anywhere in the skies. We will be "caught up" and gathered to be with OWYhy ~ but we will not be living anywhere in the sky. Even the dead will be raised, but if they are already "in heaven" with Him, then why are they only then being gathered to Him? They will "sleep" until He returns. Yerushaliyim will be a city of peace, but it will receive a new Name: "hYhy Sham-mah" (YHWH is there). The Earth will be restored, and those who obey the living water that flows from the city (Torah) will enter it. The Kingdom of outer space will be established on Earth among men, with the Throne of the Creator here. The High Priest (Kohen Gadol) ~ a "Jewish" (Yahudi) Rabbi, will be seated on the Throne. So, the dead saints (qodeshim), and the Nazarenes who follow OWYhy, will be here on Earth clothed in immortality.
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NOTE THE EAGLE EMBLEM; SAME OLD EMBLEM OF MITHRAS. IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO EVER GO AWAY, DOES IT?
"... IN ORDER THAT THE LIVING MAY KNOW THAT THE MOST HIGH IS RULER OVER THE REALM OF MANKIND, AND BESTOWS IT ON WHOM HE WISHES, AND SETS OVER IT THE LOWLIEST OF MEN."
THE EAGLE: THE SYMBOL OF
THE SUN-SPIRIT; LATIN: AQUILA. ( \ HEBREW: NESHER. LOOK IT UP
yC\ IN A GOOD RESOURCE, AND YOU
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