EVERY NATION INVENTED
ITS OWN DEITY
“Howbeit every nation made gods of their own,
and put them in the houses of the high places
which the Samaritans had made,
every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.”
II Kings 17:29
“O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised:
he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols:
but the LORD made the heavens.
Psalm 96:1 – 5
“The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's:
but the earth hath he given to the children of men.”
“Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens
and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth,
and from under these heavens.”
“Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,
and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth,
and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it,
and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness,
and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee,
and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;”
“Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled:
who among them can declare this, and shew us former things?
let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified:
or let them hear, and say, It is truth.”
We know that many, many deities exist and in a variety of forms,
but which one is the True and Living GOD?
When we look back in history at the religions of men after CREATION, we learn that mankind was never satisfied with the CREATOR that formed the Heavens and the Earth. This was most unfortunate, and the reason is that had the People GOD formed kept HIS WAYS of Righteousness, there never would have been a FLOOD to destroy all the wicked.
“GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” Genesis 6:5 – 7
There are many events to prove the existence of a SUPREME BEING if we will only take the time to contemplate the episodes and dealings throughout history where the CREATOR GOD and/or deities exist. Then when we weigh the past up against GOD’s WORDS, we can learn the real truth of the matter - wherein is a plethora of evidences that can make us know that we have been duped to believe in a false god.
The Heavens and the Earth and all things therein stand Witness to the WORKS of a definitively SUPREME CREATOR GOD. There has only been ONE of this kind. Though there are an endless number of man-made gods, albeit, none – not even one has fashioned a Heaven and Earth or the likes of human beings or any of the CREATOR GOD’s performances that manifest life of all kinds on Earth. Thus, the question, how can that which was created be like the CREATOR? Make that make sense to me.
“The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children. Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth. The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.” Psalm 115:14 - 18
This FLOOD and the destruction of the wicked and of all living except Noah and his household are perfect examples for learning about the CREATOR GOD and what HE requires of us (Deut. 10:12), as well as the fact that there is NONE OTHER like unto HIM. People have no real understanding regarding just how much the CREATOR hates wickedness and false worship, i.e., the worship of other gods. However, if we consider all this death and destruction that has ensued since the FLOOD, we might be able to make the connection that mankind is again following wickedness and is on the wrong track.
As we focus on the CREATOR, let’s contemplate the fact that after the FLOOD, People still would not Fear GOD and Walk with HIM, as did Noah (Genesis 6:9). They still turned to wickedness and would not Obey their MAKER to keep HIS Charge, Commandments, Statutes, and Laws. And they established their own gods causing the CREATOR to choose for HIMSELF a Special People: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob-Israel, and their SEED. GOD clearly identifies with these Black Hebrews and the Land of Canaan that HE gave to them, for they are Witnesses to HIS CREATION, POWER, and WORKS! Unto this day, GOD’s Land of Israel and HIS Holy City Jerusalem that HE also Chose for HIS Holy Name still stand representing HIM. No other god can be associated with any of HIS CREATIONS and ESTABLISHMENTS – and yes, that, too, has to do with HIS being a JEALOUS GOD and wanting “ALL the GLORY”!
“To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:” Isaiah 40:18 – 22
“That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.” Isiah 40:23 – 26
“Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.” Isaiah 43: 9 - 12
As we ponder GOD’s CREATION and HIS WORDS, we can see that there is no other entity, god, idol, or image that has produced another Universe that we know of. And yet we are certainly aware of the many idols, images, and imaginary gods and religions that man has founded and formed for his worship in his efforts to worship another god – any god – but the CREATOR!
“Idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.” Psalm 115:4 - 9
Let’s look at the history of World Empires and their gods. We already know that these deities existed, but that which we do not know is that none, not even JC, are on the scale and ranking of the MOST HIGH CREATOR GOD!
WORLD POWERS, THEIR EMPIRES, AND THEIR GODS
EGYPT’S KING PHARAOH WAS FIRST TO LEARN ABOUT THE ONE TRUE GOD AND CREATOR
King Pharaoh learned about the CREATOR GOD at a great cost that there is but ONE GOD:
“Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.” Exodus 8:10
ELEVEN (11) EGYPTIAN GODS AND GODDESSES
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Egypt had one of the largest and most complex pantheons of gods of any civilization in the ancient world. Over the course of Egyptian history hundreds of gods and goddesses were worshipped. The characteristics of individual gods could be hard to pin down. Most had a principle association (for example, with the sun or the underworld) and form. But these could change over time as gods rose and fell in importance and evolved in ways that corresponded to developments in Egyptian society. Here are a few of the most important deities to know.
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Osiris, one of Egypt’s most important deities, was god of the underworld. He also symbolized death, resurrection, and the cycle of Nile floods that Egypt relied on for agricultural fertility.
According to the myth, Osiris was a king of Egypt who was murdered and dismembered by his brother Seth. His wife, Isis, reassembled his body and resurrected him, allowing them to conceive a son, the god Horus. He was represented as a mummified king, wearing wrappings that left only the green skin of his hands and face exposed.
The origins of Isis are obscure. Unlike many gods, she can’t be tied to a specific town, and there are no certain mentions of her in the earliest Egyptian literature. Over time she grew in importance, though, eventually becoming the most important goddess in the pantheon. As the devoted wife who resurrected Osiris after his murder and raised their son, Horus, Isis embodied the traditional Egyptian virtues of a wife and mother.
As the wife of the god of the underworld, Isis was also one of the main deities concerned with rites for the dead. Along with her sister Nephthys, Isis acted as a divine mourner, and her maternal care was often depicted as extending to the dead in the underworld.
Isis was one of the last of the ancient Egyptian gods to still be worshipped. In the Greco-Roman period she was identified with the Greek goddess Aphrodite and her cult spread as far west as Great Britain and as far east as Afghanistan. It is believed that depictions of Isis with the infant Horus influenced Christian imagery of Mary with the infant Jesus.
Depicted as a falcon or as a man with a falcon’s head, Horus was a sky god associated with war and hunting. He was also the embodiment of the divine kingship, and in some eras the reigning king was considered to be a manifestation of Horus.
According to the Osiris myth, Horus was the son of Isis and Osiris, magically conceived after the murder of Osiris by his brother Seth. Horus was raised to avenge his father’s murder. One tradition holds that Horus lost his left eye fighting with Seth, but his eye was magically healed by the god Thoth. Because the right and left eyes of Horus were associated, respectively, with the sun and the moon, the loss and restoration of Horus’s left eye gave a mythical explanation for the phases of the moon.
Seth was the god of chaos, violence, deserts, and storms. In the Osiris myth, he isthe murderer of Osiris (in some versions of the myth, he tricks Osiris into laying down in a coffin and then seals it shut.)
Seth’s appearance poses a problem for Egyptologists. He is often depicted as an animal or as a human with the head of an animal. But they can’t figure out what animal he’s supposed to be. He usually has a long snout and long ears that are squared at the tips. In his fully animal form, he has a thin doglike body and a straight tail with a tuft on the end. Many scholars now believe that no such animal ever existed and that the Seth animal is some sort of mythical composite.
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Ptah was the head of a triad of gods worshipped at Memphis. The other two members of the triad were Ptah’s wife, the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, and the god Nefertem, who may have been the couple’s son.
Ptah’s original association seems to have been with craftsmen and builders. The 4th-dynasty architect Imhotep was deified after his death as a son of Ptah.
Scholars have suggested that the Greek word Aiguptos—the source of the name Egypt—may have started as a corruption of Hwt-Ka-Ptah, the name of one of Ptah’s shrines.
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One of several deities associated with the sun, the god Re was usually represented with a human body and the head of a hawk. It was believed that he sailed across the sky in a boat each day and then made a passage through the underworld each night, during which he would have to defeat the snake god Apopis in order to rise again.
Re’s cult was centered in Heliopolis, now a suburb of Cairo. Over time, Re came to be syncretized with other sun deities, especially Amon.
The goddess Hathor was usually depicted as a cow, as a woman with the head of a cow, or as a woman with cow’s ears. Hathor embodied motherhood and fertility, and it was believed that she protected women in childbirth. She also had an important funerary aspect, being known as “the lady of the west.” (Tombs were generally built on the west bank of the Nile.) In some traditions, she would welcome the setting sun every night; living people hoped to be welcomed into the afterlife in the same way.
Egyptian Book of the Dead: Anubis
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Anubis was concerned with funerary practices and the care of the dead. He was usually represented as a jackal or as a man with the head of a jackal. The association of jackals with death and funerals likely arose because Egyptians would have observed jackals scavenging around cemeteries.
In the Old Kingdom (c. 2575–2130 BCE), before Osiris rose to prominence as the lord of the underworld, Anubis was considered the principal god of the dead. According to the Osiris myth, Anubis embalmed and wrapped the body of the murdered king, becoming the patron god for embalmers.
Thoth, the god of writing and wisdom, could be depicted in the form of a baboon or a sacred ibis or as a man with the head of an ibis. He was believed to have invented language and the hieroglyphic script and to serve as a scribe and adviser for the gods. As the god of wisdom, Thoth was said to possess knowledge of magic and secrets unavailable to the other gods.
In underworld scenes showing the judgment undergone by the deceased after their deaths, Thoth is depicted as weighing the hearts of the deceased and reporting the verdict to Osiris, the god of the dead.
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In her earliest forms, the cat goddess Bastet was represented as a woman with the head of a lion or a wild cat. She took the less ferocious form of a domestic cat in the first millennium BCE.
In later periods she was often represented as a regal-looking seated cat, sometimes wearing rings in her ears or nose. In the Ptolemaic period she came to be associated with the Greek goddess Artemis, the divine hunter and goddess of the moon.
Before rising to national importance in the New Kingdom (c. 1539–1292 BCE), the god Amon was worshipped locally in the southern city of Thebes. Amon was a god of the air, and the name probably means the “Hidden One.” He was usually represented as a man wearing a crown with two vertical plumes. His animal symbols were the ram and the goose.
After the rulers of Thebes rebelled against a dynasty of foreign rulers known as the Hyksos and reestablished native Egyptian rule throughout Egypt, Amon received credit for their victory. In a form merged with the sun god Re, he became the most powerful deity in Egypt, a position he retained for most of the New Kingdom.
Today the massive temple complex devoted to Amon-Re at Karnak is one of the most visited monuments in Egypt.
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The Phoenician Religion, as in many other ancient cultures, was an inseparable part of everyday life. Gods such as Baal, Astarte, and Melqart had temples built in their name, offerings and sacrifices were regularly made to them, royalty performed as their high priests, and even ships carried their representations. Influenced by their predecessors and neighbours, the Phoenicians would spread their beliefs around the Mediterranean wherever they traded and established colonies, and their religion would continue to evolve and be perpetuated by their greatest colony of all, Carthage.
Babylonia mainly focused on the god Marduk, who is the national god of the Babylonian empire. However, there were also other gods that were worshipped. These are the seven deities:
At various times, a single god in Babylonian cities was assigned a primary "special duty" for each city, such as being "the god of earth and the air" or "the god of the sky", and seen as the god with the most influence in that city by far.
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“The word that the LORD spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.” Jeremiah 50:1,2
THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE AND ITS GOD
Also known as: Bel
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Marduk, in Mesopotamian religion, the chief god of the city of Babylon and the national god of Babylonia; as such, he was eventually called simply Bel, or Lord.
Originally, he seems to have been a god of thunderstorms. A poem, known as Enuma elish and dating from the reign of Nebuchadrezzar I (1119–1098 BCE), relates Marduk’s rise to such preeminence that he was the god of 50 names, each one that of a deity or of a divine attribute. After conquering the monster of primeval chaos, Tiamat, he became Lord of the Gods of Heaven and Earth. All nature, including humanity, owed its existence to him; the destiny of kingdoms and subjects was in his hands.
Marduk’s chief temples at Babylon were the Esagila and the Etemenanki, a ziggurat with a shrine of Marduk on the top. In the Esagila the poem Enuma elish was recited every year at the New Year festival. The goddess named most often as the consort of Marduk was Zarpanitu.
Marduk’s star was Jupiter, and his sacred animals were horses, dogs, and especially the so-called dragon with forked tongue, representations of which adorn his city’s walls. On the oldest monuments Marduk is represented holding a triangular spade or hoe, interpreted as an emblem of fertility and vegetation. He is also pictured walking or in his war chariot. Typically, his tunic is adorned with stars; in his hand is a sceptre, and he carries a bow, spear, net, or thunderbolt. Kings of Assyria and Persia also honoured Marduk and Zarpanitu in inscriptions and rebuilt many of their temples.
Marduk was later known as Bel, a name derived from the Semitic word baal, or “lord.” Bel had all the attributes of Marduk, and his status and cult were much the same. Bel, however, gradually came to be thought of as the god of order and destiny. In Greek writings references to Bel indicate this Babylonian deity and not the Syrian god of Palmyra of the same name.
THE GOD OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE
Who was the god of the Persian Empire?
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What was the major religion and god of the Persian Empire?
By 650 BCE, the Zoroastrian faith, a monotheistic religion founded on the ideas of the philosopher Zoroaster, had become the official religion of ancient Persia. Later Judaism and then Christianity came to Persia via Mesopotamia, with both developing vibrant faith communities in Persian lands.
TWELVE (12) GODS OF PERSIAN MYTHOLOGY
Ancient Persian Mythology is the term now referencing ancient Iranian religion prior to the rise of Zoroastrianism between c. 1500-1000 BCE. This was a polytheistic faith with a pantheon led by the supreme god Ahura Mazda (“Lord of Wisdom”), champion of order, against the dark forces of Angra Mainyu (“Destructive Spirit”) and his legions of chaos.
As with other ancient polytheistic faiths, the gods of the Early Iranian Religion each had their own field of expertise they presided over and to whom one would pray for specific needs. In the present day, one would not go to one's dentist and ask they fix one's car, care for one's children, improve one's marriage, or make one's crops grow; one would consult a mechanic, a childcare professional, marriage counselor, and agricultural specialist.
This was the paradigm of all ancient polytheistic faiths and why the people who believed in polytheistic belief systems would have considered the concept of monotheism absurd (as exemplified by the later reaction against Akhenaten's efforts to install monotheism in Egypt during his reign of 1353-1336 BCE). No one god, it was thought, could attend to so many different people's various needs.
THE GRECIAN EMPIRE AND ITS DEITIES
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WHITE JEWISH “ASHKENAZI” JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY
Messianic Jewish Faith Has an Ancient, Jewish History
Evidence of Jewish people following Yeshua as the Messiah can be traced back to about AD 30. All of Yeshua’s first followers were Jewish, and the writers of the New Testament were Jewish.
The first Messianic Jewish community was led by four Jewish men: Yeshua’s brother Yakov,1 Shimon from Capernaum,2 Shaul who was a student of Rabbi Gamaliel (Acts 22:3),3 and Yochanan from Bethsaida.4 These men were dedicated to the Jewish faith…
LET ME BE PERFECTLY CLEAR!
Since the CREATOR put heathens in control of HIS People, HIS Land (Lev.26:32,33), and HIS Earth, White Powers have wreaked havoc on HIS Earth with their Rule, Reign, and Religions. Judaism, borne out of Rabbinic debate on GOD’s LAWS, is another religion of significance. This man-made religion is very much connected with Christianity – the worship of another god. And, believe it or not there are “Jews for Jesus” – who also await JC’s so-called “Coming”.
Once we read the history of European Jews and their religion, it is obvious that they have also purposed to deceive, especially the SEED of the Black Hebrew Israelites to keep them from returning back to their GOD of Israel and to HIS Book of the Law, as it is written. Do note that it was the GOD of Israel that condemned HIS Children of Israel to fall into the hands of their enemies and to lose their identity (Deut. 32:26). Hence, the reason descendants of Slaves are braindead to any knowledge of their being GOD’s Chosen People and their having a Divine Relationship with the CREATOR GOD. And that’s not all that should be of great import to the World. Ashkenazi-European Jews (Gen. 10:2-5) have usurped GOD’s Land and the name of the Children of Israel. If Abraham’s land of origin is “Ur of the Chaldees” from where the CREATOR Called him (Gen. 15:7) - Ancient Babylon (Iraq) – and he is of the ”Black Head People”, then it is impossible for White Jews to be descended from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who spent their lives in the Middle East.
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ROME AND ITS GODS
The three most important gods were Jupiter (protector of the state), Juno (protector of women) and Minerva (goddess of craft and wisdom). Other major gods included Mars (god of war), Mercury (god of trade and messenger of the gods) and Bacchus (god of grapes and wine production).
ROME AND CHRISTIANITY
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WHY IS ROME IMPORTANT IN CHRISTIANITY?
Rome has, for more than two millennia, been an important worldwide center for religion, particularly the Catholic strain of Christianity. The city is commonly regarded as the "home of the Catholic Church", owing to the ecclesiastical doctrine of the primacy of the Bishop of Rome.
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ROME BECOMES CHRISTIAN
In 313 CE, the emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, which granted Christianity—as well as most other religions—legal status. While this was an important development in the history of Christianity, it was not a total replacement of traditional Roman beliefs with Christianity.
In 325, Constantine called the Council of Nicaea, which was a gathering of Christian leaders to determine the formal—or orthodox—beliefs of Christianity. The result of this council was the Nicene Creed, which laid out the agreed upon beliefs of the council.
In 380 CE, the emperor Theodosius issued the Edict of Thessalonica, which made Christianity, specifically Nicene Christianity, the official religion of the Roman Empire. Most other Christian sects were deemed heretical, lost their legal status, and had their properties confiscated by the Roman state.
Stop and consider: How did the Roman Empire shape early Christianity?
This is indeed true. Rome became Christian, but not under the auspices and direction of the CREATOR or HIS PROPHETS. Actually, there were no prophets at the time of the Christian Era! GOD put HIS Earth into the hands of heathens to punish HIS Chosen People for their forsaking HIM for other gods.
Notice the dating of the above information! The GOD of Israel did not validate Christianity, yet it flourished and became a religion to 2.38 billion People who firmly believe that Christianity is a Divine Religion made in Heaven. Obviously, there is no way that this can be true, for the ALMIGHTY GOD said that not only is HE a JEALOUS GOD, but so also is HIS HOLY NAME.
“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
” Exodus 34:14
Did not the CREATOR GOD of Israel hate the Canaanites and want them all dead? HE made it clear as to why!
“They will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods:” Deuteronomy 7:4
This man-made JC god is no exception, for he has certainly turned People from the CREATOR in such a way that few know about the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Exodus 3:15). It should therefore raise eyebrows as to why and how this man-god, JC, can be born out of Roman power and authority, when there is no evidence anywhere stating that the JEALOUS CREATOR GOD endorsed this pagan god or this religion.
“If thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments: Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel. But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them: Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house? And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.” I Kings 9:4 – 9
“Saying to a stock [idol], Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us. But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah. Wherefore will ye plead with me? YE ALL HAVE TRANSGRESSED AGAINST ME, SAITH THE LORD.” Jeremiah 2:27 – 29 [Brackets are mine]
“How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
“And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.” Jeremiah 5:7,19 (The Slave Trade: Deuteronomy 28th Chapter)
FROM OUT OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE WAS ORIGINATED AND INVENTED JC AND NOT BY ANY MEANS FROM THE WORD OF GOD OR FROM HIS PROP