Blaming for injury.
“The devil made me do it”.
When we do not praise Yahweh and follow His commandments we are defying, despising and rejecting The Way. When we are not walking in The Way, we are blaspheming Yahweh. In return, Yahweh despises and rejects us. He punishes and chastises us and we blame Him for our injuries.
H2398 châṭâ' khaw-taw' Used 238X
A primitive root; properly to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn: - bear the blame, cleanse, commit [sin], by fault, harm he hath done, loss, miss, (make) offend (-er), offer for sin, purge, purify (self), make reconciliation, (cause, make) sin (-ful, -ness), trespassive
All these descriptions have to do with blasphemy. They either are acts of blasphemy or what is needed to erase the sin of blasphemy (repent, bear the blame, purge, reconcile, purify, cleanse).
G3469 mōmaomai mo-mah'-om-ahee Used 2X
From G3470 a flaw or blot, that is, (figuratively) disgraceful person: - blemish.; to carp at, that is, censure (discredit): - blame.
2Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
By approving ourselves as the servants of God we cannot be blamed or spoken evil of. We are not blasphemers.
2Corinthians 8:20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
Paul did not take money. And never asked for money. He wanted to remain above reproach.
The assembly handpicked from their own congregation the deliverer of the donations.
G299 amōmos am'-o-mos Used 7X
From G1 (as a negative particle) and G3470; unblemished (literally or figuratively): - without blame (blemish, fault, spot), faultless, unblameable.
Ephesians 1:4 According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (set apart, pure) and without blame before Him in love:
Ephesians 5:27 That He might present it to Himself a glorious assembly, not having spot (stain or soil), or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Colossians 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight:
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works (the rituals) to serve the living God? Dead works. Christ was the fulfillment of the rituals, they were not needed anymore, neither was a priesthood, Christ became our High Priest and mediator.
1Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Jude 1:24 Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
Revelation 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
These verses are all about purity of race. Race mixing is blasphemy. The product of race mixing is an unforgivable sin. Yahweh wants pure blooded children, it's in His law.
Webster's Dictionary 1828
BLASPHE'ME, v.t. [Gr. The first syllable is the same as in blame, blasme, denoting injury; L. loedo, loesus; The last syllable is the Gr.,to speak.]
1. To speak of the Supreme Being in terms of impious irreverence; to revile or speak reproachfully of God, or the Holy Spirit.
2. To speak evil of; to utter abuse or calumny (slander) against; to speak reproachfully of.
The word blasphemy was not derived from the word blame. Rather, the English word blame was derived from the word blaspheme, and this is according to The American Heritage College Dictionary. The English words blaspheme and blasphemy come from a group of Greek words, chief of which is the noun (blasphemia, Strong’s #988) which is defined by Liddell & Scott: “a profane speech … defamation, evil-speaking, slander … impious and irreverent speech against God, blasphemy” and this, of course, is the word translated as blasphemy wherever it appears in the N.T.
BLASPHE'ME, v.i. To utter blasphemy.
He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven. Mark 3.
1. To arrogate the prerogatives of God.
This man blasphemeth. Who can forgive sins but God? Matt.9. Mark 2.
AR'ROGATE, v.t. [L. arrogo, of ad and rogo.]
To assume, demand or challenge more than is proper; to make undue claims, from vanity or false pretensions to right or merit; as, the Pope arrogated dominion over kings.
PREROG'ATIVE, [L. proerogativa, precedence in voting; proe, before, and rogo, to ask or demand.] An exclusive or peculiar privilege. A royal prerogative, is that special pre-eminence which a king has over all other persons, and out of the course of the common law, in right of his regal dignity. It consists in the possession of certain rights which the king may exercise to the exclusion of all participation of his subjects; for when a right or privilege is held in common with the subject, it ceases to be a prerogative. Thus the right of appointing embassadors, and of making peace and war, are, in Great Britain, royal prerogatives. The right of governing created beings is the prerogative of the Creator.
It is the prerogative of the house of peers in Great Britain to decide legal questions in the last resort. It is the prerogative of the house of commons to determine the validity of all elections of their own members. It is the prerogative of a father to govern his children. It is the prerogative of the understanding to judge and compare.
In the United States, it is the prerogative of the president, with the advice of the senate, to ratify treaties.
BLASPHE'MER, n. One who blasphemes; one who speaks of God in impious and irreverent terms.
BLASPHE'MING, ppr. Uttering impious or reproachful words concerning God.
BLAS'PHEMOUS, a. Containing blasphemy; calumnious; impiously irreverent or reproachful towards God.
CALUMNIOUS, a. Slanderous; bearing or implying calumny; injurious to reputation.
BLAS'PHEMOUSLY, adv. Impiously; with impious irreverence to God.
BLAS'PHEMY, n. An indignity offered to God by words or writing; reproachful, contemptuous or irreverent words uttered impiously against Yahweh.
Blasphemy is an injury offered to God, by denying that which is due and belonging to Him, or attributing to Him that which is not agreeable to His nature.
In the middle ages, blasphemy was used to denote simply the blaming or condemning of a person or thing. Among the Greeks, to blaspheme was to use words of ill omen, which they were careful to avoid.
REPROACH, v.t. [L. prox, in proximus.]
1. To censure in terms of opprobrium (reproach mingled with contempt or disdain) or contempt.
CENSURE, n.1. The act of blaming or finding fault and condemning as wrong; applicable to the moral conduct, or to the works of men. When applied to persons, it is nearly equivalent to blame, reproof, reprehension, reprimand. 2. Judicial sentence; judgment that condemns.
CENSURE, v.t. 1. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame 2. To condemn by a judicial sentence, as in ecclesiastical affairs. 3. To estimate.
CENSURE, v.i. To judge.
2. To charge with a fault in severe language.
3. To upbraid; to suggest blame for any thing. A man's conscience will reproach him for a criminal, mean or unworthy action.
4. To treat with scorn or contempt. Luke 6.
1. Censure mingled with contempt or derision; contumelious (rude, sarcastic) or opprobrious language towards any person; abusive reflections; as foul-mouthed reproach.
2. Shame; infamy; disgrace.
Give not thine heritage to reproach. Joel 2. Isa 4.
3. Object of contempt, scorn or derision.
Come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we may be no more a reproach. Neh 2.
4. That which is the cause of shame or disgrace. Gen 30.
Below are the Hebrew words used when the word blasphemy is part of the definition.
This first word (H1288) is used 330 times. 99% of the time it is used in a positive sense, bless, praise, thank, etc. It is used only 1% of the time as a curse or blasphemy.
Think of it as like rat poison, it's 98% food and 2% poison. It kills.
This shows that there is NO middle ground. The things we say, teach, repeat, act and do are either blessing Yahweh, or cursing Yahweh. We are either praising Him, or blaspheming Him.
H1288 bârak baw-rak' Used 330X Used 2X as curse (God or the king)
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason): - X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.
1) to bless, kneel
1a1) to kneel
1a2) to bless
1b) (Niphal) to be blessed, bless oneself
1c) (Piel) to bless
1d) (Pual) to be blessed, be adored
1e) (Hiphil) to cause to kneel
1f) (Hithpael) to bless oneself
2) (TWOT) to praise, salute, curse
H1442 gâdaph gaw-daf' Used 7X
A primitive root; to hack (with words), that is, revile: - blaspheme, reproach.
1) to revile men, blaspheme God
H2778 châraph khaw-raf' Used 41X Used 33x in the context of blasphemy.
A primitive root; to pull off, that is, (by implication) to expose (as by stripping); specifically to betroth (as if a surrender); figuratively to carp at, that is, defame; denominatively (from H2779 properly the crop gathered, that is, (by implication) the autumn (and winter) season; figuratively ripeness of age:) to spend the winter: - betroth, blaspheme, defy, jeopard, rail, reproach, upbraid.
1) to reproach, taunt, blaspheme, defy, jeopardise, rail, upbraid
H4167 mûq mook Used 1X
A primitive root; to jeer, that is, (intensively) blaspheme: - be corrupt.
1) (Hiphil) to mock, deride, jeer
JEER, v.i. To utter severe, sarcastic reflections; to scoff; to deride; to flout; to make a mock of; as, to jeer at one in sport.
JEER, v.t. To treat with scoffs or derision.
JEER, n. Railing language; scoff; taunt; biting jest; flout; jibe; mockery; derision; ridicule with scorn.
H5006 nâ'ats naw-ats' Used 25X Used 24X in the context of blasphemy
A primitive root; to scorn; or (Ecc_12:5) by interchange for H5132 to blossom, to bloom: - abhor, (give occasion to) blaspheme, contemn, despise, flourish, X great, provoke.
CONTEMN, v.t. [L., to despise; to drive away.]
1. To despise; to consider and treat as mean and despicable; to scorn.
2. To slight; to neglect as unworthy of regard; to reject with disdain.
1) to spurn, contemn, despise, abhor
H5344 nâqab naw-kab' Used 22X Used 3X in the context of blaspheme
A primitive root; to puncture, literally (to perforate, with more or less violence) or figuratively (to specify, designate, libel): - appoint, blaspheme, bore, curse, express, with holes, name, pierce, strike through.
1) to pierce, perforate, bore, appoint
1a1) to pierce, bore
1a2) to prick off, designate
1b) (Niphal) to be pricked off, be designated, be specified
Let's examine how these words and definitions apply to blasphemy. Scripture will demonstrate exactly what is considered blasphemy and will reveal the judgments of blasphemy. We will start with the Old Testament.
Leviticus 24:10 And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove (quarreled) together in the camp;
Leviticus 24:11 And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed (H5344-cursed) the name of Yahweh, and cursed (H7043-made light of it). And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:)
5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them (his children), and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.
11 (Satan saying) But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he (Job) hath, and he will curse Thee (Yahweh) to Thy face.
22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
21 And they shall pass through it (famine), hardly bestead (grieved) and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
24:12 And they put him in ward, that the mind of Yahweh might be shewed them.
24:13 And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,
24:14 Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
24:15 And you shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin.
Leviticus 24:16 And he that blasphemeth (H5344-curses) the name of Yahweh, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger (sojourning kinsman), as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth (H5344-curses) the name of Yahweh, shall be put to death.
It is evident that blaspheming, or cursing Yahweh, is a sin that is worthy of death. It is an order to put that person to death. Blasphemy is a serious offense.
Numbers 14:11 And Yahweh said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke (H5006-contemn, despise, blaspheme) Me? and how long will it be ere they believe Me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?
14:12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you (Moses) a greater nation and mightier than they.
Yahweh was showing His displeasure with the blasphemy of the children of Israel and said He would destroy the whole nation of Israel (the seed of Jacob) and start over with the seed of Moses. Of course Yahweh would not break His promise and covenant with the seed of Jacob (our ancestors), but this example shows that blasphemy is a death sentence.
14:13 And Moses said unto Yahweh, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for You broughtest up this people in Thy might from among them;)
14:14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that You Yahweh art among this people, that You Yahweh art seen face to face, and that Thy cloud standeth over them, and that You goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
14:15 Now if You shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of You will speak, saying,
14:16 Because Yahweh was not able to bring this people into the land which He sware unto them, therefore He hath slain them in the wilderness.
14:17 And now, I beseech You, let the power of my Elohiym Yahweh be great, according as You hast spoken, saying,
14:18 Yahweh is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
14:19 Pardon, I beseech You, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of Thy mercy, and as You hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.
Exodus 34:9 And he (Moses) said, If now I have found grace in Thy sight, O Yahweh, let my God Yahweh, I pray Thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Thine inheritance.
14:20 And Yahweh said, I have pardoned according to thy word:
14 And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us:
15 And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.
16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. (Example: Moses prayed for the children of Israel not to be destroyed by Yahweh)
14:21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of Yahweh.
14:22 Because all those men which have seen My glory, and My miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted Me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to My voice;
Numbers 14:23 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked (H5006-despised, abhorred, blasphemed) Me see it:
15 Yet also I lifted up My hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;
16 Because they despised My judgments, and walked not in My statutes, but polluted My sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.
14:24 But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
Only Caleb and Joshua, from the 1st census of those that came out of Egypt, entered into the Promised Land. All the others died and only their children will see the land.
Numbers 14:35 I Yahweh have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against Me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.
14:36 And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,
14:37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before Yahweh.
1Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
14:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.
Those that slandered (blasphemed) the land Yahweh promised to give them were destroyed.
You can't give an evil report, defame, or slander what Yahweh is telling you and get away with it. Blaspheming has a broad range of offenses. Not just taking His name in vain or cursing with bad words.
Numbers 15:29 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger (sojourning kinsman) that sojourneth among them.
Numbers 15:30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger (sojourning kinsman), the same reproacheth (H1442-disgraces) Yahweh; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Deuteronomy 17:12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before Yahweh thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
15:31 Because he hath despised the word of Yahweh, and hath broken His commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.
Reproach and disgrace are the same as blaspheming.
Blasphemy in ignorance can be forgiven, with acknowledging, confessing, repenting, and conformity to practicing uprightness.
Failing to observe the Sabbath is blasphemy.
15:32 And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.
14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to Yahweh: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
35:3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.
15:33 And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.
15:34 And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.
Leviticus 24:12 And they put him in ward, that the mind of Yahweh might be shewed them.
15:35 And Yahweh said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
15:36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Failing to observe the Sabbath is despising what Yahweh gave us. It is rejecting and disgracing His plan and command. This command is still in effect. It would be wise to observe the Sabbath.
The rebellion of Korah
Korah and his cronies seek to elevate their Levitical status with a challenge to Moses and Aaron. With this act they also challenge Yahweh, who had placed Moses and Aaron in their positions, and Korah and his company in theirs. And we see the result in chapter 16. Israel saw it also, but stupidly blamed Moses and Aaron for the deaths the next day, resulting in even more wrath from Yahweh.
Numbers 16:30 But if Yahweh make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit (the grave); then ye shall understand that these men have provoked (H5006-contemned, blasphemed) Yahweh.
Korah and his company reproached and defied Yahweh. By trying to supersede Moses and the will of Yahweh, Korah, his men, those around them, and those that supported them paid the price of blasphemy.
Deuteronomy 31:16 And Yahweh said unto Moses, Behold, you shalt sleep with your fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake Me, and break My covenant which I have made with them.
Strangers here is nekar, meaning alien, non-kinsman. Canaanites and Edomites.
31:17 Then My anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?
31:18 And I will surely hide My face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.
31:19 Now therefore write you this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel.
Deuteronomy 31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke (H5006-contemn, blaspheme) Me, and break My covenant.
31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
31:22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.
Moses was old and his death was near. Joshua was put in charge. The song of Moses is in the next chapter. The song is the Old Covenant, the written law. The covenant and the law did not go away. The New Covenant is just an upgrade. The law written on our hearts. The difference between the Old and the New is in the Old, the priesthood was our mediator. In the New, the priesthood and sacrificial rituals expired when Christ died and He became our High Priest and mediator. Now, instead of blood sacrifices, we make spiritual sacrifices, which is following The Way and His commandments, and we must take it upon ourselves to repent and conform, not go through a priesthood or men.
Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
10 Sing unto Yahweh a new song, and His praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
The new song is the New Covenant.
Verse 10 also mentions the dispersed of Israel among the nations.
Psalm 33:3 Sing unto Him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
Psalm 40:3 And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear (reverence), and shall trust in Yahweh.
Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You art worthy to take the book (scroll), and to open the seals thereof: for You wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation (of Adamkind of course);
Chapter 14 is a flash forward to Judgment Day
Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with Him an hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father's name written in their foreheads.
14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
14:3 And they sung as it were a new song (New Covenant) before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
'Defiled with women', meaning defiled by False religion.
2Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Chapter 15 is another parenthesis.”I come as a thief” (Warning us that these events are taking place very shortly before the return of Yahshua the Christ)
Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are your works, Yahweh God Almighty; just and true are your ways, you King of saints.
The Old (song of Moses) and New (song of the Lamb) Covenants. (Ex 15:1)
The law was not 'done away with'. When our ancestors (in the OT) did not obey Yahweh, they were despising, rejecting, reproaching, disgracing and blaspheming Yahweh. When we, who were born after Christ came, do not obey Yahweh, we are despising, rejecting, reproaching, disgracing and blaspheming Yahweh. These Covenants (Old and New) are for and to the children of Israel. Following and honoring the Covenants will bring us blessings, as we praise Yahweh. Disobeying and dishonoring the Covenants will bring us curses, as we blaspheme Yahweh.
Chapter 32 is the song of Moses.
Deuteronomy 32:19 And when Yahweh saw it, He abhorred (H5006-despised) them, because of the provoking of His sons, and of His daughters.
Yahweh saw all the race-mixing, idol worship, child sacrifice and evil that the children of Jacob did and punished them severely for it. He punishes us by using our enemies against us.
Judges 5:18 Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded (H2778-exposed, defied) their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.
The high places refer to the pagan worship sites. Worshiping other gods is blasphemy. Worshiping a Jewish Jesus is blasphemy. Worshiping athletes is blasphemy. Being more interested in society, rather than knowledge and understanding of our history, heritage and God, is blasphemy.
1Samuel 2:12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not Yahweh.
Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not Yahweh, nor yet the works which He had done for Israel.
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient (not fitting);
2:13 And the priests' custom with the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand;
2:14 And he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fleshhook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that came thither.
2:15 Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have sodden flesh of thee, but raw. (Lev 3:2-5,16)
2:16 And if any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and then take as much as thy soul desireth; then he would answer him, Nay; but thou shalt give it me now: and if not, I will take it by force.
1Samuel 2:17 Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before Yahweh: for men abhorred (H5006-contemned, despised) the offering of Yahweh.
Rather than sacrificing to Yahweh they were keeping for themselves.
Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
Malachi 2:8 But ye are departed out of The Way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith Yahweh of hosts.
David and Goliath
The Philistines are an offshoot of the Egyptians (Hamites) who came into Canaanite lands and eventually race mixed with them.
1Samuel 17:10 And the Philistine said, I defy (H2778-defame, taunt, rail, blaspheme, reproach) the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
17:11 When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.
1Samuel 17:25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy (H2778-defame, rail, reproach, blaspheme) Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.
1Samuel 17:26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy (H2778-taunt, defame, blaspheme, upbraid, reproach) the armies of the living God?
David seems to be the only one that finds this situation offensive to his God and his people and is compelled to put an end to Goliath's blasphemy. He is brought before Saul and asks to fight.
1Samuel 17:36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied (H2778-blasphemed, reproached) the armies of the living God.
17:37 David said moreover, Yahweh that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and Yahweh be with thee.
17:43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves (a staff and stones)? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
17:44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
1Samuel 17:45 Then said David to the Philistine, You comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to you in the name of Yahweh of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you hast defied (H2778-blasphemed, reproached).
17:46 This day will Yahweh deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
The story ends with the death of the blasphemer.
Chapter 12 is the parable of the poor man's lamb.
David repents of his sin of the death of Uriah and taking his wife.
2Samuel 12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed you hast given great occasion (H5006-of provocation) to the enemies of Yahweh to blaspheme (H5006-abhor, contemn, despise), the child also that is born unto you shall surely die.
Even though David repented and was forgiven, his punishment was a life of war and the death of the child, as well as his son trying to kill him. There is always a price to pay for blasphemy.
2Samuel 21:20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.
2Samuel 21:21 And when he defied (H2778-blasphemed, reproached) Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him.
King Ahab wanted Naboth's vineyard. The vineyard was Naboth's inheritance and he did not want to sell it. Ahab was sad, but Jezebel had other plans.
1Kings 21:8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.
21:9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:
1Kings 21:10 And set two men, sons of Belial (Canaanites), before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme (H1288-curse) God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
21:11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them.
21:12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
1Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial (Canaanites), and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme (H1288-curse) God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
Then Yahweh sent Elijah to meet Ahab king of Israel.
21:18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.
21:19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith Yahweh, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith Yahweh, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of Yahweh.
21:21 Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,
21:22 And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked Me to anger, and made Israel to sin.
21:23 And of Jezebel also spake Yahweh, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.
21:24 Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.
21:25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of Yahweh, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
21:26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom Yahweh cast out before the children of Israel.
21:27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
21:28 And the word of Yahweh came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
21:29 Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before Me? because he humbleth himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.
Yahweh does not tolerate blasphemy.
2Kings 19:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of Yahweh.
19:2 And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
19:3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy (H5007-scorn): for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
2Kings 19:4 It may be Yahweh your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach (H2778-defy, rail, blaspheme) the living God; and will reprove the words which Yahweh your God hath heard: wherefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that are left.
19:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
2Kings 19:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith Yahweh, Be not afraid of the words which you hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed (H1442-reviled, scorned, reproached, disgraced) Me.
19:7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
The king of Assyria sent messengers back to Hezekiah to tell him not to trust in Yahweh because Assyria is too strong. They are coming to take Jerusalem.
19:14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of Yahweh, and spread it before Yahweh. (Is 37:14)
19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before Yahweh, and said, O Yahweh God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
2Kings 19:16 Yahweh, bow down your ear, and hear: open, Yahweh, your eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach (H2778-blaspheme, rail, defy) the living God.
19:19 Now therefore, O Yahweh our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art Yahweh God, even thou only.
19:20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith Yahweh God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.
19:21 This is the word that Yahweh hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
2Kings 19:22 Whom hast you reproached (H2778-defied) and blasphemed (H1442 shamed, disgraced)? and against whom hast you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
2Kings 19:23 By your messengers you hast reproached (H2778-blasphemed, defied) Yahweh, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel (fruitful field).
19:32 Therefore thus saith Yahweh concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.
19:33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith Yahweh.
19:34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for Mine own sake, and for My servant David's sake.
19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of Yahweh went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand (185,000): and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. (Is 37:36)
The ancient inscriptions of the Assyrians tell that Sennacherib kept Hezekiah “like a bird in a cage”. This was to blur the fact that the king of Assyria failed in taking Jerusalem.
19:36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
19:37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead. (2 Chr 32:21)
The price of blasphemy is once again paid.
1Chronicles 20:7 But when he (a giant with 24 fingers and toes) defied (H2778-blasphemed, reproached) Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
2Chronicles 32:17 He (Sennacherib king of Assyria) wrote also letters to rail on (H2778-reproach, blaspheme, defy) Yahweh God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people out of mine hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver His people out of mine hand.
As we saw in the account in 2Kings 19, blasphemy is a killer.
Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach (H2778-jeopard) me so long as I live.
Septuagint: Job 27:6 but keeping fast to my righteousness I will by no means let it go: for I am not conscious to myself of having done any thing amiss.
When we strive for righteousness we have less of a chance to jeopardize our lives. Doing things amiss is blasphemy. It is neglecting righteousness as unworthy of regard.
Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom Yahweh abhorreth (H5006-despises, contemns).
10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts (God is not in all his plans).
When we neglect Yahweh as worthy of regard, He contemns us in return.
Psalm 10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn (H5006-abhor, provoke, despise, blaspheme, scorn) God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
The Hebrew has blood where the KJV decided to put it. Again, blasphemy brings death.
Psalm 44:15 My confusion (disgrace) is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,
Psalm 44:16 For (because of) the voice of him that reproacheth (H2778-rails, upbraids, taunts) and blasphemeth (H1442-scorns, disgraces); by reason of the (hated) enemy and avenger.
44:17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten You, neither have we dealt falsely in Your covenant.
44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from Your way;
44:19 Though You hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.
Who are dragons, snakes and jackals? That would be a reference to our hated enemies, the Jews.
When the children of Cain and of Esau blaspheme us (the children of Jacob), they are blaspheming Yahweh, because we are His anointed people.
Psalm 55:12 For it was not an (hated) enemy that reproached (H2778-upbraided) me; then I could have borne (endured) it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
55:13 But it was thou, a man (mortal) mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
55:14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
55:15 Let death seize upon them (lead them astray), and let them go down quick into hell (the grave): for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among (within) them.
The KJV has among them. The Hebrew has within them, as in, in their hearts.
In this Psalm, David was betrayed by a friend. He speaks of a covenant of friendship as being profaned. Smooth words spoken in deceit, which were drawn swords. From the beginning of David's reign as king, his detractors tried to tear him down.
55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; and Yahweh shall save me.
When the Psalms use the word 'enemy' they emphasize the word 'hated' when it is a reference to Canaanites and Edomites (Jews). In verse 12 David states it was not a 'hated enemy' that betrayed him.
Psalm 69:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim (Lilies), A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine (hated) enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
The last part should be a question, “...must I now restore that which I did not take away?”
69:5 O God, You knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from You.
69:6 Let not them that wait on you, O Yahweh GOD of hosts, be ashamed (put to shame) for my sake: let not those that seek You be confounded (disgraced) for my sake, O God of Israel.
69:7 Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
69:8 I am become a stranger (foreigner) unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.
Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of Your house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches (H2781-rebuke) of them that reproached (H2778-blasphemed, defied) You are fallen upon me.
John 2:17 And His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal for Your house hath eaten Me up.
Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not Himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on Me.
David is a 'type' of Christ. Many of his Psalms can be viewed as Christ speaking.
When we have zeal of Yahweh, we are reproached, rebuked and scorned. Just like Christ was.
We can either praise or blaspheme Yahweh.
Psalm 73:8 They are corrupt (H4167-They mock), and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily (from high places).
Positions of power.
73:9 They set their mouth (speak) against the heavens (sky), and their tongue walketh through the earth (land).
73:10 Therefore His people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to (by) them.
The wicked drain the substance of Yahweh's people.
This next Psalm is an appeal to Yahweh to take action against the destroyers of the temple of Solomon, and the enemies of Israel. Israel was being punished for it's iniquities at the time, and Asaph reminded Yahweh of the former times when He had done awesome works and showed His power.
Psalm 74:10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach (H2778-defame, taunt, defy, blaspheme)? shall the (hated) enemy blaspheme (H5006-abhor, despise) Your name for ever?
Psalm 74:18 Remember this, that the (hated) enemy hath reproached (H2778-blasphemed, taunted, defied), O Yahweh, and that the foolish people have blasphemed (H5006-abhorred, despised) Your name.
Psalm 79:12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach (H2781-taunt), wherewith they have reproached (H2778-blasphemed, defied) You, O Yahweh.
79:13 So we Your people and sheep of Your pasture will give You thanks for ever: we will shew forth Your praise to all generations.
Psalm 89:51 Wherewith Your (hated) enemies have reproached (H2778-defied, taunted, blasphemed), O Yahweh; wherewith they have reproached (H2778-railed, upbraided, taunted, blasphemed) the footsteps of Your anointed.
Your anointed is a reference to the children of Jacob. Again, when the children of the devil taunt us, it is the same thing as blaspheming Yahweh. The end result for them is eternal death.
Psalm 102:8 Mine (hated) enemies reproach (H2778-taunt, defame, upbraid, rail) me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.
102:26 They shall perish, but You shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt You change them, and they shall be changed:
102:27 But You art the same, and Your years shall have no end.
10 And, Thou, Yahweh, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the land; and the skies are the works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
102:28 The children of Your servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before You.
Those that blaspheme Yahweh will rot, those that serve Him will be established.
Psalm 107:8 Oh that men would praise Yahweh for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men (Adam)!
107:9 For He satisfieth the longing (thirsty) soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
107:10 Such as (Some) sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
Psalm 107:11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned (H5006-abhored, despised, spurned, blasphemed) the counsel of the most High:
Psalm 119:41 VAU. (Sixth Hebrew letter) Let Your mercies come also unto me, O YAHWEH, even Your salvation, according to Your word.
Psalm 119:42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth (H2778-taunts, rails, upbraids) me: for I trust in Your word.
Trust in the true word of Yahweh, and those that taunt and rail you for it are only blaspheming Yahweh, and will ultimately receive death.
Proverbs 1:30 They would none of My counsel: they despised (H5006-contemned, abhorred) all my reproof.
Psalm 81:11 But My people would not hearken to My voice; and Israel would none of Me.
1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
Isaiah 3:11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Jeremiah 6:19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto My words, nor to My law, but rejected it.
1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
When we do not take the advice of Yahweh we are despising, rejecting and blaspheming Him.
Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised (H5006-abhorred) reproof;
Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth (H2778-blasphemes, defies) his Maker: but he that honoureth Him hath mercy on the poor.
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow Me.
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of Yahweh is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
The poor are the poor in Spirit. Poor in knowledge and understanding. Those that oppress the poor in Spirit blasphemes his Maker.
Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
When poor in spirit learn and understand the gospel, they have the kingdom of heaven. The blasphemers have the grave.
Proverbs 15:5 A fool despiseth (H5006-abhors) his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Hebrews 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
The race of Adam was planted here on earth to establish Yahweh's Kingdom. This mortal life is our test. The Devil, his children the Jews, and all the corrupt and profane things of the earth are our stumblingblocks. When we choose to follow Yahweh's instructions, we are preserved (saved) by our allegiance (faith) and will be blessed with favor (grace) and be placed into our position of sons and reign with Yahshua Christ. When we choose to abhor, scorn, contemn, despise, provoke, degrade, slander, reject, neglect as unworthy of regard, and BLASPHEME our Father Yahweh our Elohiym, we are cursed and destroyed.
Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth (H2778-blasphemes, defies) his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
Septuagint: 17:5 He that laughs at the poor provokes Him that made him; and he that rejoices at the destruction of another shall not be held guiltless: but he that has compassion shall find mercy.
Blasphemy is as simple as not having compassion to our brethren. Why? ...
Matthew 25:41 Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not.
44 Then shall they also answer Him, saying, Prince Yahshua, when saw we Thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee?
45 Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these (your brethren), ye did it not to Me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken Yahweh, they have provoked (H5006-blasphemed, despised, abhorred) the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
1:5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
All the leaders and the spirit of the people turned away from Yahweh.
This is also describing the body, as Paul described the body of Christ. We must be all members of the righteous body with a healthy head.
Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom (flower) shall go up as dust: because they have cast away (rejected) the law of Yahweh of hosts, and despised (H5006-abhorred, contemned, blasphemed) the word of the Holy One of Israel.
The Septuagint has, 'and insulted the word of the Holy One of Israel.'
Exodus 15:7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
Job 18:16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.
The scriptures are not slack on warning us against blasphemy. It is becoming evident that blasphemy is simply stepping out of line. When we step into darkness, if even for a moment, we become traitors to our allegiance (faith) to Yahweh. If we do not return to the light, our end result is death. Christ said, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. When we choose our way, we are blaspheming Him.
Hezekiah asks Isaiah to pray for Judah
Isaiah 37:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of Yahweh.
37:2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
37:3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy (scorn): for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
Isaiah 37:4 It may be Yahweh your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach (H2778-blaspheme, defy) the living God, and will reprove the words which Yahweh your God hath heard: wherefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.
37:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
Isaiah 37:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith Yahweh, Be not afraid of the words that you hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed (H1442-scorned, reproached, disgraced) Me.
Yahweh goes on to say...
37:7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
37:8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
Cities of Judah southwest of Jerusalem. Mentioned in Joshua 15:39,42.
37:9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia (Cush), He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
37:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
Tirhakah is saying Yahweh is deceiving Hezekiah.
And 'when he heard it' refers to verse 6-7. Tirhakah is saying to Hezekiah, “don't listen to this prophecy”. Tirhakah is doing the same thing as Rabshakeh in chapter 36.
37:11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?
37:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?
37:13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
37:14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of Yahweh, and spread it before Yahweh.
37:15 And Hezekiah prayed unto Yahweh, saying,
37:16 O Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, You art the God, even You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: You hast made heaven and earth.
Isaiah 37:17 Incline Your ear, O Yahweh, and hear; open Your eyes, O Yahweh, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach (H2778-blasphemed, defied) the living God.
37:22 This is the word which Yahweh hath spoken concerning him (Sennacherib); The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
Isaiah 37:23 Whom hast you reproached and blasphemed (H1442-scorned, disgraced)? and against whom hast you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? against the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 37:24 By your servants hast you reproached (H2778-blasphemed, defied) Yahweh, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.
The rest of the chapter goes on to show the blasphemy of Sennacherib king of Assyria towards Yahweh and His people.
The Assyrians were a branch of the descendants of Adam through Asshur. They are those of the Genesis 10 nations. Yahweh used them to punish His people Israel for their disobedience (blasphemy). Yahweh in turn punished the king of Assyria because he destroyed more than necessary during his reign and boasted of his own strength instead of acknowledging his success to Yahweh.
Because king Hezekiah humbled himself and prayed to Yahweh for deliverance from the Assyrians, Yahweh preserved Jerusalem from being taken by Assyria.
In verse 22, the phrases 'daughter of Zion' and 'daughter of Jerusalem' refers to the people. The children of Jacob. Zion is the tribe of Judah, the ruling or kingly tribe. Jerusalem is a reference to the house of Judah, the southern kingdom of Judah, Benjamin and Levi. Of course there were some of the other tribes of Israel among them.
Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
This is an end time prophecy when we will awaken from the slumber of deception.
Our beautiful garments are our obedience and racial purity.
The uncircumcised and the unclean are those outside our race.
52:2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
These are referring to the people, the children of Jacob, our ancestors. Zion is usually a reference to government. That would be the tribe of Judah, which Christ is of.
52:3 For thus saith Yahweh, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
When we sin, and are unrighteous, we give ourselves to death for nothing.
We are bought back by price of our Prince's death. Our acknowledging, repenting, and obedience to Him honors Him.
52:4 For thus saith Yahweh GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause (700 years later).
Genesis 46:6 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:
Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith Yahweh, that My people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith Yahweh; and My name continually every day is blasphemed (H5006-abhorred, despised, contemned).
Yahweh is warning the people through Isaiah to return to Him. To stop blaspheming Him. When the society strays from The Way and imitates and practices the ways of the other races and peoples of the world, we no longer are a Christian society following The Way, and we become a blasphemous society.
Isaiah 60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted you shall come bending unto you; and all they that despised (H5006-abhorred) you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you, The city of Yahweh, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
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Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them (Jews) of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Judah, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
The Jews are the very definition of blasphemy.`
The white nations of the world are the descendants of Jacob. True Israel.
The Jews are the descendants of Cain and of Esau. The counterfeit.
John 5:39 Search the scriptures; because you suppose by them to have eternal life, and these are they which testify of Me.
It matters what and who we believe in. Do not believe the blasphemy that Jesus is a Jew. There is no life in the result of that “church” doctrine.
Isaiah 65:7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith Yahweh, which have burned incense upon the mountains (pagan worship sites), and blasphemed (H2778-reproached, defied) Me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I Yahweh thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me;
65:8 Thus saith Yahweh, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for My servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
The old wine and the new wine refers to the covenants (Old and New).
The New Covenant is of mercy and writing the law in our hearts.
Joel 2:12 Now therefore, saith Yahweh your God, turn to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with lamentation:
13 and rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to Yahweh your God: for He is merciful and compassionate, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy, and avenges evils.
14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto Yahweh your God?
Idolatry is blasphemy.
Jeremiah 14:21 Do not abhor (H5006-despise) us, for Your name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of Your glory: remember, break not Your covenant with us.
The Septuagint begins as: 'Refrain for Thy name's sake,...'
Psalm 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen (nations), and learned their works.
14:22 Are there any among the vanities (idols) of the Gentiles (nations) that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not You He, O Yahweh our God? therefore we will wait upon You: for You hast made all these things.
We can clearly see that Jeremiah praises Yahweh and prays for his people's preservation. But the people have gone astray, they practice the ways of the other nations, particularly the Canaanites and Edomites, who are Jews.
Chapter 23 is a warning to the pastors and shepherds, both then and now.
We must understand that Christianity today is corrupt, it is based on the Jewish distortion of scripture which began a few hundred years before Christ. Our enemy has infiltrated our society and institutions and replaced our history and heritage with their lies and deceit. All the denominations are corrupt, which is why we must study and research the older manuscripts and study tools. The preachers today are just repeating the false doctrine they have been taught. This is ignorant blasphemy. Let's pray they awaken from their naive slumber and examine scripture instead of repeating lies.
Jeremiah 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors (shepherds) that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! saith Yahweh.
Ezekiel 34:2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
23:2 Therefore thus saith Yahweh God of Israel against the pastors (shepherds) that feed My people; Ye have scattered My flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith Yahweh.
We will pay for our ignorant as well as intentional blasphemy.
23:11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in My house have I found their wickedness, saith Yahweh.
23:12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith Yahweh.
23:13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused My people Israel to err.
23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto Me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
Today our judicial system is set up to favor the wicked. It strengthens the hand of the criminal. The penalties are not stiff enough to provoke them to return from his wickedness. Our “churches” teach tolerance and allow mixed race couples and homosexuals in.
23:15 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the (false) prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
23:16 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the (false) prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of Yahweh.
Jeremiah 23:17 They say still unto them that despise (H5006-abhor, reject) Me, Yahweh hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
23:18 For who hath stood in the counsel of Yahweh, and hath perceived and heard His word? who hath marked His word, and heard it?
Job 15:8 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
23:19 Behold, a whirlwind of Yahweh is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
23:20 The anger of Yahweh shall not return, until He have executed, and till He have performed the thoughts of His heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.
Teaching that we can have peace with the enemy is blasphemy.
Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
2Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Jeremiah 33:24 Considerest you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which Yahweh hath chosen, He hath even cast them off? thus they have despised (H5006-abhorred) My people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
33:25 Thus saith Yahweh; If My covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;
33:26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David My servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.
In verse 24 the 'two families' are a reference to the houses of Judah and Israel.
Judah was the southern tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi.
Israel was the northern tribes of Dan, Reuben, Naphthali, Simeon, etc.
The house of Judah returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity. The house of Israel was scattered across the Greco-Roman world and already migrating into Europe.
Both houses were children of Jacob and under the promises and covenants made to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The 'people who have spoken' in verse 24 that 'the children of Israel should be no more a nation' are doing the same thing today. The “churches” teach that the tribes of Israel disappeared or were absorbed. That the “church” takes their place in the NT. These are lies and blasphemy! The children of Israel are the anglo-saxon peoples of the white nations of the world and the literal descendants of Jacob.
Our ancestors were punished, divorced, and cast off. And they were reconciled under the New Covenant when Christ came to demonstrate the model we are to imitate. He died for us so we may live. It is our duty to follow, obey, practice and cherish The Way. When we don't, we are blaspheming Him.
Matthew 15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost (cast off, put away in punishment) sheep of the house of Israel.
John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto Him, Thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour (kinsman) as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Lamentations 2:5 Yahweh is become as an enemy: He has overwhelmed Israel as in the sea, He has overwhelmed her palaces: He has destroyed her strong-holds, and has multiplied the afflicted and humbled ones to the daughter of Judah.
The 'daughter of Judah' would be the cities and the villages of the land of Judah. They were already taken in mid 700 BC by the Assyrians.
Lamentations 2:6 And He hath violently taken away His tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: He hath destroyed His places of the assembly: Yahweh hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised (H5006-abhorred) in the indignation of His anger the king and the priest.
Jeremiah's lamentation over his people and the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians shows that when we reject The Way, and despise the law and our God, He will bring destruction. As verse 5 states, Yahweh becomes our enemy when we turn from Him. Blasphemy is clearly disobedience.
Ezekiel 20:24 Because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, and had polluted My sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers' idols.
20:25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;
20:26 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am Yahweh.
The phrase 'pass through the fire' is referring to the Canaanite Jew sacrificial rituals where children are offered to Baal (the Lord) by being thrown in the fire.
Ezekiel 20:27 Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed (H1442-scorned, reproached, reviled, disgraced) Me, in that they have committed a trespass against Me.
Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the nations through you, as it is written.
The Lord is a title, and not God's name. This is the title of Baal. When you call upon the Lord, you are calling upon Satan. STOP IT! His name is Yahweh (I AM).
20:28 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted up Mine hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill (altars), and all the thick trees (groves), and they offered there their sacrifices, and there they presented the provocation of their offering: there also they made their sweet savour, and poured out there their drink offerings.
Isaiah 57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?
20:29 Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto ye go? And the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.
Bamah means the heights of Baal, high places for sacrifice.
20:30 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after their abominations?
20:31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith Yahweh GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
We do the same thing today, only it's called abortion, race-mixing, Judeo-Christianity. It's all BLASHPEMY! When we do not follow The Way, Yahweh will not be enquired of by us.
A primitive root; properly to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship: - ask, X at all, care for, X diligently, inquire, make inquisition, [necro-] mancer, question, require, search, seek [for, out], X surely.
How can we be doing any of these things if we are blaspheming Him?
Zephaniah 2:8 I have heard the reproach (H2781-rebuke) of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached (H2778-taunted, railed, upbraied) My people, and magnified themselves against their border.
Jeremiah 48:27 For was not Israel a derision (mocked) unto thee (Moab)? was he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy.
Ezekiel 25:3 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of Yahweh GOD; Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against My sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;
2:9 Therefore as I live, saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of My people shall spoil them, and the remnant of My people shall possess them. (Isaiah 15 The burden of Moab) (Amos 1:13)
Zephaniah 2:10 This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached (H2778-blasphemed, exposed, gathered) and magnified themselves against the people of Yahweh of hosts.
Chapter 2 is the day of wrath. Ammon and Moab were the incestual children of Lot and his daughters. The went on to mix with the Canaanites, and in the days of trouble for the children of Israel, they reproached them and magnified themselves against them.
It is evident that in the Old Testament, blasphemy is demonstrated to be a very wide definition.
Blasphemy is shown by:
Treating with scorn, contempt, shame, disgrace, defaming, defying, railing, reproach, upbraiding, mocking, debasing, defaming, abhorring, taunting, deriding, cursing, despising, rejecting, neglecting as unworthy of regard, and jeopardizing one's life.
All these things are done either to Yahweh Himself, or to His people.
It is evident that blasphemy is serious, and the penalty is death.
It is also evident that blasphemy is done consciously and intentionally, as well as ignorantly.
It is also evident that blasphemy can be forgiven, upon acknowledgment, confessing, repentance, and conformity to The Way.
Now let's examine the New Testament.
G987 blasphēmeō blas-fay-meh'-o Used 35X
From G989; to vilify; specifically to speak impiously: - (speak) blaspheme (-er, -mously, -my), defame, rail on, revile, speak evil.
VIL'IFY, v.t. [from vile.]
1. To make vile; to debase; to degrade.
2. To defame; to traduce; to attempt to degrade by slander.
1) to speak reproachfully, rail at, revile, calumniate, blaspheme
2) to be evil spoken of, reviled, railed at
G988 blasphēmia blas-fay-me'-ah Used 1X
From G989; vilification (especially against God): - blasphemy, evil speaking, railing.
1) slander, detraction, speech injurious, to another’s good name
2) impious and reproachful speech injurious to divine majesty
G989 blasphēmos blas'-fay-mos Used 5X
From a derivative of G984 A primary verb; properly to hinder, that is, (by implication) to injure: - hurt. and G5345 a saying, that is, rumor; scurrilous, that is, calumnious (against man), or (specifically) impious (against God): - blasphemer (-mous), railing.
1) speaking evil, slanderous, reproachful, railing, abusive
Matthew 9:1 And He entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into His own city.
9:2 And, behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
Matthew 9:3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth (G987-speaks impiously, speaks evil, defames).
9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
9:5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith He to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
9:7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
The Pharisees of the day were Canaanite and Edomite Jews that infiltrated the Israelite Levitical priesthood after the Babylonian captivity and changed The Way (Christianity) into 'the traditions of men' (Judaism), which is what today's religion (Judeo-Christianity) is based on. Judeo-Christianity is like saying Devil-Saint. They are opposite doctrines.
The Edomite Jew Pharisees should have seen the truth of the power of God and praised it. Rather, when they saw Yahshua heal the paralytic, their hearts were even more hardened because then their own authority was challenged. They were saying that Yahshua Christ was blaspheming, when they were the ones that were defaming, debasing, vilifying, degrading, slandering, and making vile the scriptures.
Matthew 12:30 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.
12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy (G988) shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy (G988) against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven unto men.
12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
The context shows that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is genetic, verse 33. Trees are metaphors for families. People. A good tree is one with the DNA (Spirit). A bad one is one without the Spirit.
Matthew 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put Him to death;
26:60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
Psalm 27:12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
But Christ was referring to His body. The enemy (the Jews), not having truth in them, thought He was threatening the temple, and their authority.
26:62 And the high priest arose, and said unto Him, Answerest You nothing? what is it which these witness against You? (Is 53:7)
26:63 But Jesus held His peace. And the high priest answered and said unto Him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. (Dan 7:13)
Matthew 26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy (G987-impiously, evil); what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard His blasphemy (G988-evil words).
This is why the seed of the serpent is considered to be the devil, which means in Greek the false accuser. The Jews are false accusers. Of course they called Christ a blasphemer. He blasphemed their god and religion!
Matthew 27:39 And they that passed by reviled (G987-railed on, blasphemed) Him, wagging their heads,
Psalm 109:25 I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon Me they shaked their heads.
7 All they that see Me laugh Me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 He trusted on Yahweh that He would deliver him: let Him deliver Him, seeing He delighted in Him.
27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking Him, with the scribes and elders, said,
27:42 He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He be the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.
27:43 He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He will have Him: for He said, I am the Son of God.
27:44 The thieves also, which were crucified with Him reproached Him.
The Jews, the criminals, and the ignorant Israelites scorned, reviled, railed, reproached and rejected as unworthy of regard our Saviour. This is blasphemy.
Mark 3:22 And the scribes (Jews) which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth He out devils.
3:23 And He called them unto Him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
THE BINDING OF THE STRONG MAN
Satan is the “strong man”. The best passage on this subject is found at Luke 11:21-23: “21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 23 He that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth.”
Here Christ not only refutes their allegations concerning Him, but goes even further to assert that it is He who has entered into the house of the strong man, to bind the strong man, thereby equating the Edomite Jews to Satan.
Mark 3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies (G988-vilification against Yahweh) wherewith soever they shall blaspheme (G987-speak impiously of):
Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme (G987-vilify, speak evil of) against the Holy Spirit hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
3:30 Because they (the Jews) said, He (Christ) hath an unclean spirit.
Here is where blasphemy has NO forgiveness.
It appears that blaspheming the Holy Spirit is NOT a forgivable sin.
What is the difference between the Holy Spirit and Yahweh and Yahshua Christ? Nothing, they are all characteristics of the same entity.
What is interesting, is that, Adam was the first man of our race to receive the breath of life, which is the Spirit of Yahweh, the DNA of our family. Race mixing is an abomination and blasphemy. The result of race mixing is a bastard, mongrelized child. A broken cistern that cannot hold water (the Spirit, DNA). A well or cloud without water.
In addition, claiming that Jesus is a Jew is saying that Jesus is a descendant of Cain and/or Esau, which means He is of the seed of the serpent (Gen 3:15). This is blasphemy.
THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN IS RACE-MIXING.
Mark 15:29 And they that passed by railed on (G987-reviled, blasphemed) Him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, You that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
15:30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
15:31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; Himself He cannot save.
15:32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with Him reviled Him.
Mark's account of the blasphemy of Christ is no different than Matthew's. Vilifying, railing, reviling, and speaking impiously of Him is blasphemy.
Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess (agree with) Me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess (agree with) before the angels of God:
12:9 But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth (G987-speak evil) against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven.
Teaching that Christ is a Jew is blasphemy. The Jews are the descendants of Cain and Esau.
This blasphemy also includes race mixing, because Adamites carry the Spirit (DNA) of Yahweh, and He demands we remain holy and separate.
THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN IS RACE-MIXING.
Luke 22:63 And the men (the priest's guards) that held Jesus mocked Him, and smote Him.
22:64 And when they had blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face, and asked Him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?
Luke 22:65 And many other things blasphemously (G987-of evil) spake they against Him.
These bastards taunted, reviled, mocked, scolded and scorned our Prince.
Luke 23:38 And a superscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JUDAEANS.
Luke 23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on (G987-blasphemed) Him, saying, If you be Christ, save Thyself and us.
23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not you fear God, seeing you art in the same condemnation (judgment)?
23:41 And we indeed justly (deserve our sentence); for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man (Christ) hath done nothing amiss.
23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Prince, remember me when You comest into Your kingdom.
23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with Me in paradise.
A perfect example of what happens to the blasphemer, and to the repentant. One receives death, the other receives life.
In John chapter 10, Christ identifies His sheep and distinguishes the enemy by their tactics.
The 'lost sheep' are the children of Israel. Because of disobedience, they were cast off, put away in punishment, alienated from Yahweh because they went after their own gods.
The 'thief and robber' are the Edomites and Canaanites. The children of darkness. The Jews.
Christ is still talking to the Pharisees. Of course there are Israelite Judaeans among the crowds, and this discourse is for their benefit.
John 10:1 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.
10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
10:6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they (the Pharisees) understood not what things they were which He spake unto them.
10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
10:8 All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
10:9 I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved (preserved), and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The Jews have been kicked out of 109 countries over time because of their destructive and parasitic habits. Now they are those in our own government passing their regulations, opening the doors to every race to consume our substance, and scattering the sheep by their Judaism which is taught in our “churches”.
10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.
Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
15 And Yahweh said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off (cast off), neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken (faith, allegiance), nor feed that that standeth still (the ignorant, the unlearned): but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
17 Woe to the idol (vain, no value) shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
10:13 The hireling fleeth (from the wolf), because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine.
2Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Prince knoweth them that are His. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ Yahshua depart from iniquity (lawlessness).
Isaiah 56:8 Yahweh GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather to Him, beside those that are gathered unto Him.
Christ came for the Israelites in Judaea and those of the dispersed tribes that are still “lost”.
10:15 As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My life for the sheep.
10:16 And other sheep I have (House of dispersed Israel), which are not of this fold (House of Judah): them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
This is all about one race, one flock, one people. The seed of Jacob.
Christ came for both Houses, the house of Judah (Israelites in Judaea, the circumcised), and the house of Israel (the rest of the children of Israel who were dispersed since their captivities, they were the uncircumcised, they forgot their history and the laws).
Ezekiel 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
Both Houses are reconciled. Other races are not added to the flock.
10:17 Therefore doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again.
10:18 No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My Father.
Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.
Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the favor of God should taste death for every man.
10:19 There was a division therefore again among the Judaeans for these sayings.
10:20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye Him?
10:21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
Exodus 4:11 And Yahweh said unto him (Moses, who was slow of speech), Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I Yahweh?
You must put yourself into position to have Yahweh open your eyes. The first step is to learn His name, then learn just who are the children of Israel, and who are the children of Cain and of Esau. Acknowledge you are a sinner, repent, and ask for guidance. This comes through studying.
10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
10:24 Then came the Judaeans (Edomite priests) round about Him, and said unto Him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If You be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Again, these Edomites just don't get it, because they are not able to, they are not His sheep.
10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me.
10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you.
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)(speaking of His sheep) and I know the blasphemy of them (speaking of the Jews) which say they are Jews (Israelite Judaeans), and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
The Jews are the ones teaching and claiming that they are Israel. And our people believe them!
Romans 9:6-8 Paul knew that there were Edomites living among Israelites in Judaea.
6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. Since not all those who are from Israel are those of Israel:
7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
The Edomite Jews are the race mixed children of Esau and his Canaanite wives that went on to infiltrate the priesthood, and today, our government, and are not considered the children of God. The children of Jacob are the unmixed anglo-saxon peoples of the world today. We are the children of the promise.
10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:
10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.
10:29 My Father, which gave them to Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand.
10:30 I and My Father are one.
10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from My Father; for which of those works do ye stone Me?
10:33 The Jews answered Him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy (G988-vilification, evil speaking); and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. (...make Yourself a god)
10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Psalm 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
10:35 If He called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
John 10:36 Say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, You blasphemest (G987-vilify, rail on); because I said, I am the Son of God?
10:37 If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me not.
10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.
The children of Light do the works of light. The children of darkness do the works of darkness.
Christ was calling them out, exposing them.
10:39 Therefore they sought again to take Him: but He escaped out of their hand,
Chapter 10 is a great example of the blasphemy of Jew Pharisees and their 'traditions of men', and today's “church” doctrine. They reject and change the word of Yahweh to suit their own doctrine and traditions. The ignorance of the identity of the two seedlines of people in the world is blasphemy. The neglecting of the history and heritage and prophecies of our people (OT), and ignorance of the continuation, fulfillment, and duty of our people since Christ's death (NT), is blasphemy. Our true baptism is being immersed in knowledge and understanding. Not deceived with “church” doctrine. Rejecting knowledge is blasphemy.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Faith is a noun, belief and trust, which are verbs, are components of faith, but faith is simply 'allegiance'. Allegiance is more than trust and belief, it requires action, practice, loyalty.
Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
6:9 Then there arose certain (Jews) of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.
6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.
Acts 6:11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous (G989-vilifying, reproachful, evil) words against Moses, and against God.
6:12 And they (religious rulers) stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,
Acts 6:13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous (G989-evil, reproachful) words against this holy place, and the law:
These Jews are always agitating the people and setting up false witnesses.
1Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial (Satan), and sat before him (Naboth): and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
Naboth owned a vineyard and it was usurped by Canaanites. Even a 1000 years before Christ, these children of Satan infiltrated our society and practiced the same evil against the children of Israel.
6:14 For we (Edomite priests) have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.
6:15 And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his (Stephen's) face as it had been the face of an angel.
In Acts Chapter 7 we see Stephen make an appeal to his fellow countrymen in defense of the new Christian creed. His appeal was based on the life of Moses, who was at this time, presumably next to Yahweh God Himself, the most venerated figure in the history of Israel. Stephen's appeal included a description which explains the reason why Moses was chosen for the mission which God provided him: because he displayed a greater care for the people of his own race than he did for his high station in life which was provided by the Egyptians.
Stephen calls them stiffnecked and that they persecuted the prophets, and kept not the law.
They cast him out of the city and stoned him.
Paul (Saul) was the young man who held their garments during the stoning. (v58)
Stephen was accused of blasphemy, when in reality, the people were the ones blaspheming because they were upholding the vilification of the truth. Just like today. Most everybody, save an elect few, are believing and upholding the “church” doctrines, which is blasphemy, and stoning the few that are teaching the truth.
In chapter 13, Paul teaches to the audience that they are the seed of Abraham, about their history and heritage, and the covenants promised by Yahweh. Paul's primary task was to explain that the ministry, death by crucifixion, and subsequent resurrection of Yahshua Christ was indeed the fulfillment of the scriptural promises of a Savior and King to the children of Israel.
The meaning of Christ's death. The preaching first to the Judaeans, and then the dispersion.
Finally the Jews aroused a persecution against Paul and Barnabas.
Acts 13:42 And when the Judaeans (the Jew rulers) were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel) besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Judaeans and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace (favor) of God.
By continuing to practice and follow the law and The Way of Yahweh. Not to “just believe”.
13:44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming (G987-vilifying, reviling, speaking evil of them).
When the Jews contradicted, defamed, debased, and slandered the true word that Paul spoke, into their own doctrine and teaching it to the people, they were blaspheming Yahweh.
The “just believe”, and “once saved, always saved” quotes are blasphemy. “Personal salvation”, “the rapture”, the law was “done away with”, “Jesus is a Jew”, “God loves everybody”. Scripture does not teach these things. Any that is not backed up by scripture is blasphemy.
Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue (assembly hall) every sabbath, and persuaded the Judaeans and the Greeks.
18:5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Judaeans that Jesus was Christ.
Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed (G987-vilified, reviled), he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the people.
This would be the same thing today if Paul tried to reason with today's “churches”. They are Judaized and don't know it. Blind to the truth.
Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and My people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
2Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For outside are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Paul stayed in Asia for a season. Demetrius and pagan silversmiths are angry at Paul, who is hurting their business. They made little silver shrines of Diana (Artemis) the fertility goddess, where we get the pagan holiday Easter from.
Paul was teaching the people to cast away their gods, which were only made of hands. Many of them did, many did not. They loved their goddess of Easter. So does America. There was an uproar...
Acts 19:35 And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?
19:36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.
Acts 19:37 For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers (G987-defamers, debasers, revilers) of your goddess.
19:38 Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.
19:39 But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.
19:40 For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.
In danger of answering to Roman authorities.
19:41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
I guess it's OK to blaspheme our God, but don't dare blaspheme Diana, the goddess Artemis.
Acts 26:9 I (Paul) supposed it necessary, regarding the name of Jesus of Nazareth, to do many things against,
26:10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests (Sadducee Jews); and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
'Saints' are those of the children of Israel.
The “churches” teach that anyone who “believes” becomes a saint.
Acts 26:11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme (G987-debase, speak evil of, defame, slander); and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
26:12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
26:13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
Paul retells his conversion from a Pharisee by religion to Christianity (The Way). Paul was an Israelite of the tribe of Benjamin. He knew his history and the law, but he was indoctrinated into Judaism, the religion of the Jews. Thanks to Yahshua's intervention, Paul's eyes were opened and he repented and conformed. It was Paul that brought the gospel to the Israelites that lived outside Judaea and in the Greco-Roman world.
Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed (G987-reviled, spoken evil of) among the nations through you, as it is written.
Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith Yahweh, that My people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith Yahweh; and My name continually every day is blasphemed.
If you are going to talk the talk, then walk the walk.
Teaching that Jesus is a Jew is blasphemy, calling God and Christ 'Lord' is blasphemy. Race mixing is blasphemy. Blasphemy is serious business, you better get educated.
When we, being children of the Most High, do not act as such, we are blaspheming our Father. We are also giving our enemies provocation to degrade and slander us and our God.
Romans 3:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded (increased) through my lie unto His glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
Romans 3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported (G987-vilified, debased, spoken evil of), and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
The context is lying to tell the truth.
3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Judaeans and Greeks, that they are all under sin; (Gal 3:22)
3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Only Yahshua Christ was righteous. He set the example for us to strive to imitate. It is an impossible task, but it is the effort, conviction, zeal, sincerity, and allegiance (faith) to it that we must aspire to. Only Christ achieved this. Only Christ had unbroken allegiance to the Father. Faith is allegiance. That's why we must live for the faith of Christ. The allegiance (loyalty) He has. We have allegiance, but it is not constant. That is because the flesh wars with the Spirit. When we let the flesh win, we are blaspheming Yahweh.
In chapter 13, Paul goes through a list of things you have to do to be faithful.
Here in chapter 14, Paul is proclaiming that we all do things differently. We should not judge each other's methods in life and worship, as long as it is in accordance with The Way.
An example regarding verses 1-4 is as follows:
In those days, unless you owned or lived on a farm, you got your meat from the market in the city. This meat was considered “common”, it was thought of as defiled or profaned by the Judaeans, those that knew and practiced the law. The Romans were “wild olives” who did not have the law, and were pagan to boot. They were descendants of Zarah-Judah that left before the Exodus and settled Troy and Rome. Most of this meat at the markets, which were attached to the temple, was sacrificed to gods, hence “common”.
Paul is against the sacrifices to idols and would rather the people not have fellowship together, but if you needed to buy meat, buy it, take it home and pray over. The same thing is going on today. If you only knew what goes on in the food industry. Do you think everyone who handles your food is a Christian? Do you think everything in your food is food?
Now we can see the importance of praying over our food.
Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
1Corinthians 8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty (free will) of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Prince Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
14:15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
The Greek is much clearer:
14 I know and have confidence by Prince Yahshua, that nothing is of itself profane: except to he who considers anything to be profane, to him it is profane.
15 But if because of food your brother is distressed, no longer do you walk in accordance with charity (love). You must not with your food ruin that person for whose benefit Christ had died.
Romans 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of (G987-ill spoken of):
14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat (food) and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
14:18 For he that in these things (righteousness) serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
Here another example of 'doubtful disputations':
Some people observe a Saturday Sabbath, most observe Sunday, few observe the Sabbath by the Solar Calendar, and so forth.
It matters not so long as 1 in 7 days consistently is a day of rest and worship, and learning heritage.
Paul says to be better than these disputes and respect each others practices. Put brethren first.
Note: The churches teach that these verses say we can eat pork.
First, pork is on the unclean list of Yahweh's food laws.
Second, pork is not considered food. Chinese people eat cockroaches, should that be food too?
Third, Yahweh does not change (Malachi 3:6).
Fourth, Israelites following the law NEVER sacrificed pigs.
Fifth, something Yahweh deems “unclean” cannot be cleansed. He didn't say “but....”
Sixth, something that is common, or profane can be cleansed. What do you think we are when we sin?
Seventh, pork is a stumbling block.
Eighth, pork is not the subject in the context here.
Ninth, if you love Yahweh, you will do what He asks. Will eating pork cost you your salvation? Probably not, but it most definitely costs some major brownie points!
Ten, once you get trichinosis (worms), you got em for life.
Eleven, and one for the translators who purposefully changed the words in verse 14 to unclean where it should say profane or common. They loved pork back then too and even changed the word of God to satisfy their fleshly desires.
Eating pork is most definitely blaspigmy! The food laws are still in effect.
The Corinthians were wealthy and lived as kings. Corinth was like the Las Vegas of the ancient world. The context is fornication, sins rebuked and corrective teaching. Paul had a strong pastoral concern for their spiritual welfare. Paul came as an ambassador of Yahweh and not of his own philosophy.
1Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers (servants) of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. (Matt 24:45)
4:2 Moreover it is required in (with) stewards, that a man be found faithful.
4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged (examined) of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge (examine) not mine own self.
4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified (proven): but He that judgeth (examines) me is the Prince.
Paul doesn't care what men say about him, he will preach the gospel anyway.
4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time (prematurely), until the Prince come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
'figure transferred...' What Paul is saying is he has changed the illustration of the message so they may comprehend it. Hence the term 'milk and meat'. He wasn't changing the message. He was speaking to them in terms they can understand.
1Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed (G987-speaking badly of), we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
13 Have we encouraged speaking badly of ourselves? Like the refuse of the society, have we become scum of all things until now?
4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
They have to change their reputation among the worldly, for Christ. A lesson in humility.
1Corinthians 10:27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
10:28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Prince's, and the fulness thereof:
10:29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?
1Corinthians 10:30 For if I by grace (thankfulness) be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of (G987-vilified, debased, railed on) for that for which I give thanks? (Rom 14:6, 1 Tim 4:3-4)
10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory (honor) of God.
10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Judaeans, nor to the Greeks, nor to the church (assembly) of God: (Rom 14:13, Acts 20:28)
10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved (preserved).
Verses 27-31 are more verses taken out of the context of foods sacrificed unto idols that the “churches” use to teach you to eat pork. In verse 27, if you are invited to a feast, don't worry if the meat was bought at the pagan markets, for what is meat, what is an idol? Nothing. Unless you are participating in the pagan temple rituals.
It was Paul's job to bring the message of the word to the dispersed tribes of Israel that lost and/or forgot who they were, the seed of Abraham. The other apostles taught the Israelites of the house of Judah, which had the law, and did not realize that the house of Israel (the dispersed) were their brethren. The “churches” teach that the Jews are Israel and the Gentiles are everyone else. I pray that you see the magnitude of this deception and blasphemy.
1Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Prince, who hath enabled me, for that He counted me faithful (loyal), putting me into the ministry;
1Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer (G989-railer, a vilifier, slanderous), and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
Clearly one can be forgiven from sins committed in ignorance, as was Paul.
If only our ignorant preachers and “churches” will have a revelation.
1Timothy 1:18 This charge (command) I commit unto you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on you, that you by them mightest war a good warfare; (soldier a good battle)
1:19 Holding faith (allegiance), and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
A lot of the early converts had fallen over the wayside rapidly.
1Timothy 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered (surrendered) unto Satan (the Adversary), that they may learn not to blaspheme (G987-speak evil of, impiously).
When we put those who sin out of our company, congregation, or society and let the children of darkness (the Adversary) deal with them, they will suffer from refusing to follow the Christian Way. It might even bring them to repentance.
1Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed (G987-debased, defamed, spoken evil of).
6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort (encourage).
Do not let the doctrine of Yahweh be blasphemed. The “churches” and denominations today have debased, defamed and blasphemed the scriptures with their doctrine of Judaism.
2Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous (difficult, dangerous) times shall come.
2Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers (G989-railers, evil, slanderous ), disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
This is describing the “church” age of Laodicea from the book of Revelation. The final age before our Prince returns as King. Since the 1850's, America went from a white christian nation to a melting pot of everything the scriptures warned us about. And to be blunt, it's our own fault for not heeding the word of Yahweh. He told us over and over to rebuke misconduct. Be a separate people. Be an example to the world (society). Watch for the serpent seed and their leaven. Be obedient. We didn't get it 5000 years before Christ nor 2000 years after He came and showed us. We are in the age of blasphemy.
3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
5 Having a form of piety but denying the value of it. And these you must turn away from.
Piety- veneration (respect) or reverence (fear mingled with respect) of Yahweh and love of His character, or veneration accompanied with love; and piety in practice, is
the exercise of these affections in obedience to His will and devotion to His service.
The sects of the scribes, Sadducees and Pharisees had a form of piety. Christ will explain:
Matthew 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly (simple) women laden with sins, led away with divers (various) lusts,
Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Tim 2:4)
Always learning the wrong stuff, and it happens every Sunday in “church”. Blasphemy!
Titus 2:1 But speak you the things which become sound doctrine:
2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Wine is not forbidden.
2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed (G987-spoken evil of).
We must be above shame and disgrace, and apart from such things.
Titus 3:2 To speak evil of (G987-blaspheme) no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers (various) lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
When we do not follow the second great commandment, we are blaspheming our brethren and Yahweh.
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world (society) rich in faith (allegiance), and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him?
John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
The Greek: 6 But you dishonor the beggar? Do the wealthy not exercise power over you, and they themselves drag you into trial?
James 2:7 Do not they blaspheme (G987-debase, speak evil of) that worthy name by the which ye are called?
Acts 11:26 ... And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour (kin) as thyself: I am Yahweh.
2:9 But if ye have respect to persons (one's status in society), ye commit sin, and are convinced (convicted) of the law as transgressors.
Blasphemy is everywhere. Wherever Yahweh's commands are not being followed is blasphemy committed.
1Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts (desires) of men, but to the will of God.
Romans 14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
Christ redeemed us. He bought us back with His life. We owe Him allegiance (faith).
4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the heathens (alien nations), when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
1Peter 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of (G987-vilifying, reviling) you:
They hate us when we do not follow them.
1Peter 4:14 If ye be reproached (G3679-railed at, chided, reproached) for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory (honor) and of God resteth upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of (G987-blasphemed), but on your part He is glorified.
Again, when we glorify the allegiance (faith) of Christ, we are honored. When we reject Christ and what He stands for and represents, we join the blasphemers.
Matthew 12:30 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.
Matthew 25:33 And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Proverbs 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Blasphemy on the left, blasphemy on the right. Any turn from the straight and narrow is blasphemy.
2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies (destructive systems of philosophy), even denying the Prince that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
It matters who and what we worship. It matters that we know our history and heritage. It matters what we teach and learn.
2Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of (G987-blasphemed).
Since the 1800's, all these denominations and the Scofield Bible, the idea that the Jews are Israel has been force fed to us. To take a misinformed preachers word for it and worship a Jewish Jesus is BLASPHEMY!
2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
This is talking about televangelists. The gospel is not for sale.
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Prince Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. WOW!
2Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of (G987-vilify, defame, debase) dignities (honor).
2Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing (G989-blasphemous, slanderous) accusation against them before the Prince.
It's appropriate to bring these blasphemers to judgment for blasphemy, however, even the angels aren't doing that.
Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation (a judgment for blasphemy), but said, The Prince rebuke thee.
2Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of (G987-blaspheme) the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute (irrational) beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
'made' in verse 12 comes from a Greek word meaning 'born'.
There are vessels of/for mercy and vessels of/for destruction. Mercy for the children of Israel, destruction for the children of Cain and Esau.
Jude is warning the congregation of the 'common' teaching of salvation by the false teachers, the Judaizers. The word 'common' refers to something defiled or profane. They were teaching profane or perverted doctrine. Much like today's “churches”.
Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace (favor) of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Master Yahweh God, and our Prince Yahshua Christ.
Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
This is done by teaching us to 'practice' ungodliness.
The false brethren are the children of Esau. These, along with the children of Cain, are those that creep in unawares and steer us away from the Light.
These are the vessels fitted for destruction, hence 'ordained for destruction'.
The vessels of mercy are the children of Israel.
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance (punishment) of eternal fire.
All sorts of sexual sin. Race mixing, idolatry, all blasphemy.
Jude 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion (reject Yahweh's authority), and speak evil of (G987-blaspheme) dignities (honor).
1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Prince rebuke thee.
2Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Prince.
Because the angels, who will be judged as well, don't want to be caught in the crossfire.
Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of (G987-blaspheme) those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
A reference to Canaanites and Edomites, vessels of destruction. Broken cisterns. Those without the Spirit (DNA).
Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy (G988) against God, to blaspheme (G987-speak evil of) His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Of course, this is the papacy.
-Vicarius Filii Dei, The Latin numerals add up to (666) “A Substitute for the Son of God”
If you worship the Pope, your name is not written in the book of life.
Catholicism is blasphemy. Calling the Pope, father, is blasphemy.
Verses 7-12 are a perfect description of the Romish popes, who under the guise of lambs – in the pretense of Christianity – devoured the sheep, just as the dragon would do. The popes certainly were the “lamb” which “spake as a dragon”, which exercised “all the power of the first beast” (for an example, just examine the Crusades). They ruled over all the kings of Europe, and controlled the hearts and minds of most of the people of Europe. For nearly all of the time from the reign of Justinian to that of Napoleon, the popes were the single dominating force in the fate of the peoples of Europe.
Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed (G987-spoke evil of) the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give Him glory.
The sun in the Revelation often represents the powers of worldly governments as ordained by God, who has authority over these plagues. In this age the governments of Adam-kind have become tyrannies. People curse, blaspheme and deny God when they are affected by these plagues, although they are affected by them because they worship the beast system, and not God Himself.
16:10 And the fifth angel (messenger) poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
Revelation 16:11 And blasphemed (G987-spoke evil of) the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
How often do we hear “why does God permit things to be so?” Or “what kind of God would allow such a thing?” Humanism has replaced God because God is considered to be unfair.
Revelation 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed (G987-spoke evil of) God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Stones, weight of a talent- these refer to the bombs of WWI, II.
So we can see in the New Testament, that blasphemy is just as serious as in the Old.
Blasphemy is demonstrated in the NT by:
Vilification, defaming, debasing, speaking impiously, railing on, reviling, speaking evil of, slandering, reproaching, degrading and mocking the children of Jacob, the scriptures, Christ and Yahweh God.
Blasphemy is not as simple as just saying something bad to or about God.
It has a wide range of offenses and very serious punishments.
When we do not follow The Way, His Will, or our duty as children of Yahweh, we are blaspheming Him.
Below is a conversation with Mark Downey about his paper.
I am new to reading your work. I was listening to your sermon on 'congregation of blasphemers'.
I recently have done a study on the word blasphemy and all it's verses, and I have come to the conclusion that blasphemy is simply sinning. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is race mixing, the one thing that cannot be fixed. The mamzer is a broken cistern.
If we are forgiven our sins by the blood of Christ, then why would blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Mt.12:31-32) not be forgiven, if it's just a sin? (It is the one sin that cannot be fixed) If it was race mixing, then why did Ezra and Nehemiah forgive those with strange wives and children? Their fix was to "put away" the mongrel elements. When Adamic seed is joined to that of the other breeds, the result is a “broken cistern, that can hold no water.” In other words, the broken cistern is the effect of race mixing i.e. a bastard/mamzer; whereas the cause was the race mixing itself. If an Israelite who race mixed and repented by putting away the "broken cistern(s)," according to the remedy found in Ezra and Nehemiah, would not, according to your theory, be forgiven (hmmm, true); and would come into conflict with Romans 11:26 whereby "all Israel shall be saved." (all does not mean each individual, rather a remnant of each tribe shall be saved-preserved) If you take another look at my article, I explain what is not forgiven. The issue is not the mongrel offspring, because the Law was never given to them and therefore the sin can only be attributable to the sinner, an Israelite who transgressed the Law. Only an Israelite can blaspheme the Holy Spirit, who is essentially behaving the same way a mongrel does. Christ was saying, those who know better and yet they blaspheme or speak evil of the power of God cannot be forgiven, because it's the power of God by which God works and for one to knowingly set himself against that power cannot be forgiven. To clarify the gravity of the sin and what is forgiven and what is unpardonable, let's look at it like this with the question: what is worse? some dumb White idiot that has sex with a nigger OR someone like Billy Graham who says God says having sex with a nigger is OK? The latter, by far, is the cause of much more genetic chaos, contrary to God's will and purposes. Therefore, that's the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, a deliberate lie contradicting the Law, which is said in the name or authority of God. They may be saved, but being unforgiven may forfeit their entering the Kingdom, which is another issue for another day. Hope this helps. God bless.
To Whom Pertaineth,
Pastor Mark Downey
Mark has a great point, the other races were not given the law, nor sin according to the law because they were not part of the family that received the law.