As mentioned previously the very strict criterea to being IaHUShUA's Apostle was that you companioned with Him from the beginning of His ministry, and were actually selected by Him. Now Judas Iscariot was lost. That left eleven, for He originally chose twelve and even knew who would betray Him, and testified to IaHUChaNaN who testified to us in his gospel.
What made these men IaHUShUA's Apostles was that they were eye witnesses to the events. Now you can be sent somewhere by any one, but to be a witness to IaHUShUA's Life of perfectly performing the will of IaHUeH, His instructions to us, His death, His resurrection, His Ascension into heaven to sit at the right hand of His Majesty on High, you would have had to have been there! This is why when the survivors were led by IaHUeH's Spirit to replace Judas, according to Acts 1:21-26:
Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Saviour IaHUShUA went in and out among us,
Beginning from the Immersion of Iahuchanan, unto that same day that He was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of His resurrection.
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
And they prayed, and said, Thou, IaHUeH, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two Thou hast chosen,
That he may take part of this ministry and Apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven Apostles.
IaHUChaNaN the beloved, in the vision of new IeRUShaLeM saw twelve foundations named after the twelve Apostles.
Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.
Rev 2:3 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
And hast borne, and hast patience, and for My Name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
So where did this thirteenth come from? He was the Accuser of the Kindren, the Persecuter of IaHUShUA's real followers.
Now in the area at that time were many of the IaHUDIM, who by adopting Greek lifestyle, customs and language had turned away from the True faith as delivered by MoSheH. These were the Hellenists. They had their own Synogogues where they read the Scriptures in Greek (thus the Septuagint). The more traditional IaHUDIM rejected this practice and to a degree ostracized their kindren (one thing was the language barrier), who had thus made themselves Greek. Some of these came to believe in IaHUShUA and joined the assembly.
And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
Then the Twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of IaHUeH, and serve tables (i.e. work in the supply depot).
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of IaHUeH's Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
These all turned out to be Hellenists, as is evidenced by their names. One of these men whose name was Stephen was not satisfied, it seems, serving tables, and decided to go debate with other Hellenists at a Greek Synogogue about IaHUShUA. What ever the dispute was actually about is anyones guess, but it was serious enough to bring Stephen to the Sanhedrin, where in a speech he tells his version of the story of Ha-MaShIaCh (heresay, since he was not an eye witness), probably summarizing the history of IeShRaEL and how they murdered IaHUShUA.
Acts 7:54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
But he, being full of the Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the excellence of IaHUeH, and IaHUShUA standing on His right hand,
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of 'ENoSh standing on the right hand of IaHUeH.
Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Shaul. i.e. Paul
And they stoned Stephen, him calling upon Elohim, and saying, IaHUShUA, Elohe, receive my spirit.
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, IaHUShUA, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
CHAPTER 8 And Shaul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the assembly which was at Ierushalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Iahudaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
As for Shaul, he made havock of the assembly, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the Word.
There are three important factors supplied in the above testimony:
1. Shaul who later changed his name to Paul, which actually means the least, was a witness to Stephen's speech. (Even though we find the history in Acts to be inaccurate in many points, that the writer is actually trying to make Paul look good at the expense of the Truth, and could not have been present at all these events, we know that there must be some truth to what he reports. We have ommitted the long winded speech because we know that even if Luke? was there, he did not have a tape recorder.)
2. Stephen refreshed in Paul's mind (who could not have helped but, to have been greatly impressed) information he would later use, to cast himself into the role of MoSheH. You can not give a summary of IeShRaEL's history, without mentioning MoSheH.
3. Paul missed one point though, which was that in Stephen's vision he saw the Heavens open and saw IaHUShUA where He was supposed to be, on the right hand of IaHUeH!
By the testimony of MoSheH and the prophets, By IaHUShUA's own WORDS, and the Words of His witnesses, You may be surprised to find; That IaHUShUA does Not come back till the end of time, When He comes to receive His Bride (the Assembly) who is prepared for Him. At this point He comes in the same manner in which He was taken up, every eye shall see. There is no private appearance, according to IaHUShUA's warning against decievers and false Messiahs.
Behold, I have told you before.
Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of 'ENoSh be.
For wheresoever the carcass (fallen body of the slain) is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of 'ENoSh in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of 'ENoSh coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great excellence.
And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
The Eagle was an Idolatrous symbol of Rome. and could be seen on their military standards. Later it would be associated with Charlemagne who is said to be the founder of the Holy Roman Empire, of which he was crowned Emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas day, 800 C.E.. According to the Software toolworks Encyclopedia:
Charlemagne has been credited with great political and humanitarian vision and a devout religious bent; as a result, some have been led to think of his military ventures as crusades. In fact, he was a gluttonous and superstitious illiterate, or semiliterate, who had a considerable capacity for brutality. His accomplishments were due mostly to the energy with which he pursued his military goals and the ruthlessness with which he treated any opponents. Nonetheless, his achievements were considerable,
and the effect of his conquests was to spread Roman Christianity across central Europe.
And isn't it a remarkable
coincidence that the Eagle came to be the U.S. national emblem.
It is said that Ben Franklin thought the Turkey to be more fitting.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in IaHUeH, believe also in Me.
In My Father's house are many mansions: it is nesessary, I tell you, that I should go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
IaHUChaNaN in his first epistle advises us to
try the spirits, to know
whether they are of IaHUeH. Paul would have profited if he had heard and heeded
this missing piece of his puzzle.
This man is distraught, very confused (as is evident in all of his writings, but especially Romans chapter seven, where he actually confesses that there is no good thing in him) and suffers delusions of grandeur. Why else would he name himself Paul? Who did IaHUShUA say would be the greatest among His disciples? Luke 9:48.
First IaHUChaNaN 4:1-6
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of IaHUeH: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Hereby know ye the Spirit of IaHUeH: Every spirit that confesseth that IaHUShUA Ha-MaShIaCh is come in the flesh is of IaHUeH:
And every spirit that confesseth not that IaHUShUA Ha-MaShIaCh is come in the flesh is not of IaHUeH: and this is that spirit of antiMessiah, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ye are of IaHUeH, little children, and have overcome it: because greater is He that is in you, than that which is in the world.
They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
We are of IaHUeH: he that knoweth IaHUeH heareth us; he that is not of IaHUeH heareth not us. Hereby know we the Spirit of Truth, and the spirit of error.
IaHUDaH 1:14-21 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, IaHUeH cometh with ten thousands of His Set Apart ones,
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that have breath among them of all their wicked deeds which they have wickedly committed, and of all their hard speeches which wicked sinners have spoken against Him.
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
But, beloved, remember ye the Words which were spoken before of the Apostles of our Saviour IaHUShUA Ha-MaShIaCh;
How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own wicked lusts.
These be they who divide themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most singularized faith, praying in the Spirit of IaHUeH,
Keep yourselves in the Love of Elohim, looking for the mercy of our Saviour IaHUShUA Ha-MaShIaCh unto eternal life.
In fact this Paul, is who teaches us to be double minded, teaches us to trangress IaHUeH's Commandments, how not to follow IaHUShUA's instructions, but to follow him instead, putting himself in the place of Ha-MaShIaCh (IaHUeH's Annointed) which makes him the Anti-Messiah.
He even teaches us to put Caesar in the place of IaHUShUA! Totally contradicting Ha-MaShIaCh's Words! IaHUShUA plainly informs us, as to who the god of this world is!
It is the Adversary who controls the power of worldly Governments, Straight Up!
In view of these startling but incontrovertable facts, it comes as no surprise to find that this man, though he openly confesses (brags about) a portion of his sin, never repented! There is a very big distinction here, it can also be expressed in the subtle difference between: "I am a sinner, I need to repent, I need to repent, I really should repent…" and Truly Repenting!
For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the Law, a Pharisee;
Concerning zeal, persecuting the Assembly (of IaHUShUA's followers);
touching the righteousness which is in the Law,
IaHUShUA warned us:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
In other words Paul came to steal the flock!!!
Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
13:36 Then IaHUShUA sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto Him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of Man;
The field is the world; the good seed is the doctrine of the Kingdom; but the tares are the doctrines of the wicked one;
The enemy that sowed them is the Adversary; the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are the angels (messengers).
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this age.
The Son of Man shall send forth His messengers, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth…
Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
It takes us praying to IaHUeH, through IaHUShUA Ha-MaShIaCh, for His Singular Spirit to reveal His Truth to us.
IaHUShUA saith unto him (and us), I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by Me…
Even though "christianity" as we see it is obviously a lie, the Truth is still in the very same "Bible" they claim to believe!!!
Not only do we find that Paul is a Pharisee! But he also claims Roman citizenship (which is no light matter), In fact he even appeals to Caesar, to settle a dispute with the IaHUDIM over IaHUeH's Law!!? He himself founded the Holy Roman Church!! Whose Pope bears the title VICARIVS FILII DEI, in which the Roman numerals add up to 666. The greek letters of Latienos (Latin man or Church) add up to 666. The Hebrew letters of Romiith (Roman Kingdom) add up to 666.
Of course we have realized already that the mark of the beast is also the Government (looks like Rome to me) Giving You a Number for your name, to cause you to worship the beast, making it impossible to buy or sell unless you have that number in your hand, or memorized.
This brings us to this "New World Order" thats on the tip of everyones toungue nowadays.
The seed of the "New World Order" is planted by Paul. The vine is Christianity as it rides on the back of political Government. The fruit is death and destruction and mass confusion, in short the world of today. Babylon! It all starts to make perfect sense!
Lets analyze the seed. First we have to look at a microscope view of the leaven of the Pharisees. We find two basic elements combined with an integral characteristic, Hypocracy!!!
The first element is the desire to be good! It is the difference between wanting to be Righteous, "Holy", Pure, a Good Christian, and recieving a reward; which is all totally of and for the self (In short Self Exaltation, the Original Sin, the gift of the Adversary,) on the one hand, and:
LOVING IaHUeH thy Elohim with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength, which surely implies the whole singularised self, which is totally of and for IaHUeH, made possible only through IaHUShUA, for IaHUeH's exaltation. In this state of existance one has the desire to please IaHUeH in all things. The last thing you would want to do is offend IaHUeH in the slightest way.
Because IaHUeH LOVES you, He gave you ten Words, The Commandments, to let you know how to live the good life to please Him.
But because His people broke their promise, made in the Covenant, to Love and obey, they separated themselves from IaHUeH, through the transgression of His Commandments, which never really were at all grievious! But rather allways had our utmost good in mind!
The other element of the leaven is in the thinking that it is impossible not to transgress IaHUeH's Commandments; "so I'll just pretend". These are the whited sepulchres. They make additional laws and ordinances to actually make the occassion for sin, by giving you the auto suggestion...
"the flesh is weak, the flesh is weak, you will stumble, you will fall, watch your desires, the Lust of the Flesh, Desire, you need to dress modestly, I don't Like to see flesh, why are you exposing your self like that, you temptress? the flesh is weak, what is desire? she must be attracted to me, the flesh is weak, the flesh is weak, you will stumble, you will fall, she is kinda cute, watch your desires, sinful lust of the voluptuous flesh, ooohh! is she trying to seduce me or what? you will stumble, you will fall, what would it feel like?"
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
This reminds me of the story about the two monks, one elderly, one younger, who were forbidden to speak to a woman, let alone, to look at or touch! As they were on a long journey, at a point they came to a river. On the bank of this swift moving water was a young woman, who needed assistance. She approached the younger brother (who turned away), and asked for help. "it is not permitted for me to see, speak to, or touch a woman" he says to a nearby tree. The exasperated woman then asks the elder's assistance, who without hesitation gives her a ride across the river on his back, and sets her down on the other side wishing her a safe journey.
The younger was outraged by the behaviour of his elder, but held it in. For days they walked. The younger fumed, he could not bear to be in the company of so great a sinner. "Why that leacherous old pervert" he thought to himself, "look at him, still acting so righteous and holy… why he not only looked at her and spoke, but carried her on his back. I know he felt her legs. Why, he probably felt her up, or at least wanted too… and he is too proud to repent!"
Finally it became intolerable, the younger had to speak. "This is unbearable" he started to say. "I know" replied the old man "I carried that woman across the river, but you have been thinking of nothing else and thus carrying her ever since".
If you really Love IaHUeH, you will not sin, period!! It would displease the ONE you LOVE!!
So anyway, these people (Pharisees and Christians) end up making up a whole bunch of bogus rules, that are loosely based on at least some of IaHUeH's Real Law, to accuse you with having broke them, so they get to punish you, while willfully ignoring the essence and depth of IaHUeH's Law, He gave us. Thus they would strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. Sound familiar? It should!!! It's all around you.
IaHUShUA knew full well what we would be dealing with, It were these same Pharisees that laid wait for Him, to accuse Him of anything they could imagine against Him. That is why He warned us so extensively all through the Scriptures. From the very Beginning!!
Which brings us back to the seed…
Compare if you will, the internal evidence presented by ShiMeON KePha (Peter): please compare with Psalm 119 (above)
1 Pet 2:11-25
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, exalt Elohim in the day of visitation.
Submit yourselves to (i.e. suffer) every ordinance of man for IaHUeH's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
For so is the will of Elohim, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of (these) foolish men:
As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of Elohim.
Honour all men. Love the kindren. Fear Elohim. Honour the king.
Employees, be subject to your Employers with all care; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward Elohim endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
For what exaltation is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with Elohim.
For even hereunto were ye called: because Ha-MaShIaCh also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps:
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth:
Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously:
Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
For ye were as sheep going astray;
but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Now to reveal that man of sin, the man and the power behind the beast (which incidently implies, A One World Government, Which thing even the "new age", hippie, Rainbow, Rastafarians; have unwittingly been working towards for all these years!!! I know because I am personally still ashamed at the small part the sinner that I was, played in it.)
One only has to compare what Psalm 119 and the First Epistle of "Peter" just testified, with what Paul has to say in His own testimony. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to present for your reading discernment…
Let every soul be subject unto "mighty ones" (the "higher" authorities and not merely their ordinances). For there is no power but of "god": the powers that be are ordained of "god".
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of "god": and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
For "mighty ones" are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
For he (Caesar) is the minister of "god" to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of "god", a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Therefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake (?)
For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they (the worldly Kingdoms of wickedness) are the ministers of "god", attending continually upon this very thing (?)
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the Law.
Objection: It is IaHUShUA that Fulfills the
Law. Our part is to obey IaHUeH's Commandments:
rather than mans.
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Hey Paul, What happened to your other hand? You know… Love Who???
First IaHUChaNaN 5:2 By this we know that we Love the children of IaHUeH, when we Love IaHUeH, and keep His Commandments.
For this is the Love of IaHUeH, that we keep His Commandments: and His Commandments are not grievous.
Again in a letter to Titus, Paul puts his plan into action by instructing him to teach transgression:
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
Now let us check out this famous "obey them that have the rule over you" of Hebrews 13:17:
Be persuaded of them that go before you and surrender, for they stay awake for the sake of your souls, as they that must give account, that with joy this they may do and not with grief: for that is unprofitable to you. (as is obvious, he is not speaking of the worldly government here, but rather the followers of IaHUShUA and servants of IaHUeH, who minister to the assembly.)
So here we have the Word of IaHUeH, on the one hand: with all the Law, and the Prophets, IaHUShUA, His Apostles, the WORD of His followers and servants, here and now testifiying, as to the total Truth of IaHUeH's WORD, and Promise to us. A Cloud of witnesses…
And on the other hand: single, solitary, Lonely, Mr. no One else to testify, Paul. A single witness who contradicts his very own lie!!! Even his devoted follower Luke, who twists the facts, tries to cover the Truth and records people saying what he wants them to say, ultimately fails to convince the discerning mind.
And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
Acts 22:9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
Lets see… They saw the light that blinded Paul, but could themseves still see, to lead Paul by the hand to Damascus??? And this was his own company of persecutors of IaHUShUA, who did not see, or did they? And did not hear, or did they? And they all just decide to go along with what Paul tells them to do? "mumbly humbly dominoe crumbly… oh, by the way, you're all Christians now!"
Highly Unlikely I!!!
In Paul's letter to the Galatians, where he swears an oath to his god! that he is not lying, he contradicts Acts' account. But it is not our purpose here to nit-pick, but rather to point out the Truth that IaHUeH has revealed to His servants.
For years I have been trying to defend Paul. I even tried calling him by his Hebrew name, in hopes that that would somehow make a difference. It certainly worked in regards to the Name of the Creator and His Son.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of IaHUeH shall be saved: for in mount Tsion and in Ierushalem shall be Salvation, as IaHUeH hath said, and in the remnant whom IaHUeH shall call.
Even though I had to wrest (literally twist) Paul's words to try to make them fit with IaHUeH's WORD, there were things nearly impossible to understand. In my foolish ignorance, I even tried to twist IaHUeH's Word to make it fit Paul's. I tried to believe that Paul was right on, and that the Adversary had perverted his words, changing this or that, and even forging lies into it, to pervert the Truth, (which as I see it now, was not too far off base) actually Paul helped him.
The most subtle Lie in the world! Jesus Christ the Son of God is the Lord, I used to try to translate it for him!! to try to fix it. I was blind, But now I see, that in some weird, very twisted, perverted way, he was telling the truth!!!!!!!!
I will now attempt a clearer translation…
Healing Zeus, the son of Isis and Helios, the Greek version of Krisna, is Ba'al. In other words all of the Idols and "mighty ones" of the nations, it does not matter what you call them are all the same Ba'al. After all it is all one God right?
Except, we Know that IaHUeH is Elohim!! and He Commanded us not to worship "mighty ones". Even though we know that these Idol's are not "mighty", we also know that the do-evils of the Adversary are the powers behind them.
We now have a clearer picture of what the writer of II Peter (written almost a hundred years after the death of its name sake) was alluding to, speaking of "brother" Paul, where as was his custom he referred to the reader as "beloved" in chapter 3:
16-17 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of (his sophistry); in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other Writings, unto their own destruction.
Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
Paul is a Hellenized Pharisee who never really understood IaHUeH's Word. An imposter, a pretender who adulterated the Truth, by ammalgamating the mystery cults of Isis, Attis, Cybelle, Osiris, Mithras, Hermes Trismagistus(thrice greatest), with Stoicism, Greek philosophy, with Judaism, adding some universal truths to make it easier to agree with and a little bit of his twisted concept of Ha-MaShIaCh who he calls Kurios Iesous Christus! and who his modern followers call the Lord Jesus Christ, whose Church still (contrary to popular belief) controls the World. These people are worshipping the Adversary (mostly unwittingly) and trying to make it seem like it's the same thing as IaHUeH's WORD. They have changed the Names to condemn the innocent!
IaHUChaNaN the Immerser, came preaching IaHUeH's Kingdom, and calling sinners to Repent. IaHUShUA taught us about IaHUeH's Kingdom, instructing us on how to enter in. IaHUShUA sends us into the world to preach IaHUeH's Kingdom.
Like IaHUChaNaN we say Repent! This is what are telling the any ones in the world, in instructing to obey IaHUeH's Commandments. For this is the True meaning of the word Repent: Keep IaHUeH's Commandments. If we believe in IaHUShUA, then we know how much IaHUeH Loved us. If we know how much IaHUeH Loves us, it causes us to Love IaHUeH. If we Love IaHUeH, we desire to please Him, we keep His Commandments. If we keep His Commandments, IaHUShUA comes to dwell in us. You can be assurred that IaHUShUA is in IaHUeH, and IaHUeH in IaHUShUA.
If we transgress the Commandments, we reject IaHUShUA and cannot approach IaHUeH. If we cannot approach IaHUeH, we will not recieve IaHUeH's Spirit. With out IaHUeH's Spirit we will never know Truth. The whole world of man is in transgression of IaHUeH's Commandments. So speaks IaHUeH: Come out of her My People! The Scriptures teach IaHUeH's Kingdom Message!
Paul taught a different kingdom message, that we should obey Caesar, and worship the Beast. Man has translated the Scriptures accordingly, Obscuring The Truth of the Good News of IaHUeH's Salvation. This makes it impossible for any one to Truly Believe in IaHUShUA. That is the problem, the root of confusion… REPENT!!!!!
It is obvious from Scripture accounts alone, that there was a marked difference, between Paul and his followers, and IaHUShUA's followers. The "fellowship" between Paul and the Apostles at Ierushalem, was not as close as even the writer of Acts tries to make us believe. After Paul so boldly confronted Kepha (Peter) in Antioch, it was Paul who had to leave his base of operations, to never return.
As for the collection for the Set Apart assembly at Ierushalem (which was so very important to Paul.), the account in Acts neglects to mention it, leading to the assumption that Ia'aqob (called James) refused the bribe. Paul also apparently had a lot of spending money, did he purchase his Roman citizenship? How much did two years private lodging in Rome with a hired guard cost him?
It is also obvious from his letters, that Paul resented the Apostles in Ierushalem. It seems the reason for this was that missionaries were sent from Ierushalem, to Pauls churches, to testify of the Truth of the Good News of IaHUeH's Salvation, and some of Pauls followers were starting to see the distinction. Of course Paul also had trouble with some of the "heathens", that he had tried to convert. That is exactly what happens, when you try to do away with IaHUeH's Commandments and expect people to just be "righteous". "cause I said so, is why!"
So the big question is, Why did Paul's followers survive the Roman persecution and IaHUShUA's followers get so nearly destroyed? (besides Romans 13 quoted above) What really started the Persecution? Why did Paul really appeal to Caesar? The answer to these questions, is for the present, impossible to ascertain, but once you have the courage to question his "teachings", and methods, it starts to make sense, why he spoke so vehemently against such practice in his letters.
It was Paul that gave the power to Rome, over IaHUeH's people who were told to obey, without question. It was Paul's Christianity that was therefore so very appealing to Emperor Constantine, whose "conversion" story is so frighteningly similar to that of Paul's. It was only natural that Christianity would be found so suitable for The State Religion, which State even passed religious Laws, like changing the time of the sabbath from seventh day to what they call Sunday.
Because that he was such "a wise master builder, laying the foundation for another to build on" ( I Corinthians 3:10) Paul laid a broad based foundation for a fully adulterated, amalgamated One World Religion, with plenty of room to add. I hear the Ecumenical councils have been hard at work lately.
Paul is the man behind the Papacy, and her daughters, and every other Christian Church. Paul is the man behind the New World Order. The power behind Paul is Satan. As I now see it he was the Do-evil incarnate.