What is the Mass?

Christ's continual sacrifice was not actually canceled or abolished by Papacy, but it was set aside by a false doctrine - which completely set aside the merit of Christ's sacrifice as a continual and ever-efficacious one. This false doctrine is known as the Mass, or Sacrifice of the Mass. Protestants in general totally misunderstand this so-called sacrament. They suppose [...]

Babylon is located in Iraq in Old Testament. In the New Testament, where is the "mystery, Babylon" in Revelation 17-5?

The name written on the forehead of the woman riding the scarlet colored beast did not represent a location nor did it refer to literal Babylon located in Iraq in ancient times.  Rather it was part of a title,  “MYSTERY: BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH”. The title symbolically [...]

Did Mary the mother of Jesus die? And why do Catholics pray to and through Mary?

Mary certainly died. As the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:22, “…in Adam all die…” Since Mary was part of the Adamic race, she did die. The last mention of her in the Bible does confirm that she continued as a believer with other Christians in the early church.   Acts 1:14, “These all continued [...]

Is Easter a pagan holiday? Should Christians celebrate it?

Yes, Easter has pagan roots. The Saxon fertility goddess, Ēostre or Ostara, was celebrated at a festival in the springtime, around the time of the Passover.  As pagans came into the church and converted to Christianity, Church leaders saw no problem permitting customs from this pagan holiday that aligned with the Christian holiday to be [...]

False prophets and false Messiahs will appear performing great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect (Matt. 24:24). What does that mean?

“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24 There have been many false prophets and false christs who have stated they were the mouthpieces of Jesus. As Jesus foretold, “…many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ’…” [...]

What are the 1260 days in Revelation 11 verse 3, and 12 verse 6?

The 1260 days represented a 1260 year (a year for a day, Numbers 14:34) period from AD539 to AD1799 which led to the beginning of the Times of the End (Daniel 12). The 1260 years is the period of Papacy’s power. Papal domination kept the masses in ignorance, superstition and servility. The 1260 year period [...]

On which dates does the Bible tells us to celebrate Christmas and Easter?

Christmas and Easter are both Christian traditions that attempt to focus on Jesus. The Christmas holiday is the fixed date of December 25. The Easter holiday is the tradition of placing Jesus’ resurrection on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox. But neither tradition is Biblical. Easter’s origin [...]

The world is full with false pastors and prophets. How can one know a true prophecy from God?

We hear a lot of messages today. Some sound plausible, some do not. But, how do we know a true prophecy is from God? I can suggest two ways. Answer 1: The answer comes right from I John 4.1, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many [...]

Who were the tax collectors in the time of Jesus? Why were they hated by the Jews? Were any Apostles tax collectors?

The Bible uses 2 words for tax collectors:  tax collectors or publicans. Some Bible history references note that the word “Publicans” was likely used for the chief tax collector in charge who would then hire a staff of tax collectors to actually go out and do the work of gathering the money.  Remembering that Rome [...]

Who are the philosophers, Stoics and Epicureans, in Acts17:18?

The Epicureans and the Stoics belonged to two Greek schools of philosophy very popular with the common people because they taught how to achieve pleasure and happiness despite one’s circumstances.  The Epicureans believed everything in the world was made up of atoms and that everything was governed by physical laws. The best way to achieve [...]