Chapter 10

Modern Idolatry


Hosea 2:16 margin KJV


"How long halt ye between two opinions? if YAHUWAH be Elohim, follow Him: but if haBaal (the Lord), then follow him." 1 Kings 18:21

"Baal-gad" Joshua 11:17 means "Lord-god"

Gad = G-d

Pronounced Gawd, or God, and written Gad! See Isaiah 65:11 margin

#1408 "a Babylonian deity" of Fortune.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

No wonder our money has the phrase


(that is the deity of fortune)

"I am YAHUWAH: that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images." Isaiah 42:8

(Note: In Joshua 11:17, g-d is marked with Qamets)

Dios = Dios

Observe the Greek text of:

Acts 14:13

Which is translated "Jupiter"??

See also the Greek text of II Maccabees 6:2 The Hebrews died faithfully for not worshipping Dios. See the Maccabee story.

In the Greek text of Acts 28:11 is sons of zeus (Dioscuri), meaning "sons of Zeus". The KJV translated it "Castor and Pollux".

"For all the gods of the nations are idols: but YAHUWAH made the heavens." Psalm 96:5




= Theos (Theos)

"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or likeness of anything that is in heaven above..." Exodus 20:4

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of Elohim into an image." Romans 1:23

"Only in a few localities, notably in Crete, does any form of the name Zeus survive, but the god still lives under the title Theos [Theos], a title so conveniently equivocal, that the Christian can use it without heresy and square perfectly with the ancient pagan belief." Greek and Roman Mythology, Appendix I, Survivals of Ancient Greek Divinities and Myths in Modern Greece, p. 312

"The early Christians (Messiahans) were called atheists because they denied the gods of the Greeks and Romans." Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Enc. (Atheist)

Christ = Krishna

"Krsna, whose name is pronounced as Krsta in many parts of India at the present day." Mythology of All Races, Vol. 6, p. 178

Mythology, Folklore and Symbols also show Krsta as a variant spelling of Krsna.

Russians spell Christ Christa (Pronounced Christa)

Khri also means white, or opening; Khris, the orb of the Sun. Krishna was the Hindu Sun god." Morals and Dogma p. 78

Kriss Kringle means Christ child, (see the dictionaries) also used for Santa Clause years ago.

Christ is spelled Kristos; (Xristos) in Greek! "X stands for Christ, as in Xian. Christian; Xmas. Christmas." Noah Webster's (1828) American Dictionary

"And they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name." Revelation 14:11

X can also stand for Xpovos (Chronos) or Saturn.

Esus = Ecyc Mongolian for Jesus

=Isus Crotian & Romanian for Jesus

Eesoos   Eesoos, Russian for Jesus

=Esu (A god of trickery in Africa)

=Esu Isis in the Cuneiform language

=Esu (A principle title of Tammuz)

"Esu, one of the principle titles of Tammuz." Mythology of All Races Vol. 5 p. 131

"Hesus. Also called Esus. In Celtic religion, he was the supreme god." Dictionary of Pagan Religions

"The first Druids were the true children of the Magi, and their initiation came from Egypt and Chaldea; that is to say, from the pure sources of the primitive Kabalah. They adored the Trinity under the names Isis or Hesus, the Supreme Harmony; of Belen or Bel, which in Assyrian means Lord." Morals & Dogma p. 103

"The three letters S S S (in Greek SSS) were the symbol of Isis, which is thus connected with 666." Number in Scripture p. 49 by E.W. Bullinger

"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call His name YAHUSHUA: for He shall save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

Ioue = Yahueh used by some

Jove = Jave Ante-Nicene Fathers

= Yave used by the Spanish

= Yahveh

= Yahweh by Christians

"I am YAHUWAH: that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another (name), neither My praise to graven images." Isaiah 42:8

If you were going to counterfeit a one hundred dollar bill, wouldn't you make it appear as close as you could to the real thing. Thus, any name that deviates at all from the original is a counterfeit! Which only appears to be genuine, but isn't. It might take careful study!

"Between truth and error there is an irrepressible conflict. To uphold and defend the one is to attack and overthrow the other." The Great Controversy, p. 126

The Scripture teaches that the deadly wound would be healed (Revelation 13:7), and upon its heads the "names" of blasphemy (Rev. 13:1 margin & 17:3).

In the end time scenario, the Scripture says of the beast, that "he opened his mouth in blasphemy against Elohim, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven [including Moses and Eliyahu], "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them; and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues (languages), and nations." Revelation 13:6, 7. But in the book of Daniel it brings out that while YAHUSHUA is in the Most Set-Apart place in the heavenly sanctuary before the Ancient of Days, "there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him." Dan. 7:14. Languages can serve YAHUSHUA by following the rules of transliteration, letter for letter, sound for sound, from the Hebrew as near as possible, regarding the set-apart name issue.

"I will turn to the people a pure language, that they may call upon the name of YAHUWAH, to serve Him with one consent." Zeph. 3:9

It does seem strange that the name Dios can be perfectly preserved, letter for letter, sound for sound, from ancient Greece to modern day Mexicans. Why was not this same special care given to the name of the Creator of heaven and earth?!?

Today the Spanish call "Dios" the Creator, but in old time this was the name of Zeus or Jupiter. The Greek word behind "Jupiter" in Acts 14:13 is Dios, also the same of II Maccabees 6:2. Anciently the Hebrews would rather die than worship "Dios", which they did; you can read about it in the Maccabee story. Also the Spanish call the Saviour Jesus, pronounced "Heh soos"; that's odd, the supreme god of the Druids was called Hesus.

Why is this? "Jesuit missionaries played a crucial role in taking Catholicism to Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Jesuit scholars made contributions to philosophy, language studies, and especially theology." Encyclopedia Americana

This explains why the precious Spanish folk call on these various gods.

Today the Spanish scholars and priests are teaching the set-apart name is Yave which is pronounced the same as Iove or Jove.

In 1672, Wilkins National Religion p. 51, "Believing but one supreme Deity, the Father of all subordinate powers:.. whom they call Jupiter or Jove, with plain reference to the Hebrew name Jehovah." Oxford English Dictionary, under "Jove'".

In the book Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop, it shows that "Jove" was used as the set-apart name, see pages 26 & 73.

The Catholic scholars and monks have no problem with the form Yahweh! As a matter of fact, they are evangelizing it! It is contained in their New Jerusalem Bible and in their New American Bible in Genesis 22:14 and Exodus 17:15 etc.

 In the Greek Dictionary of Strong's Concordance #2203, we find that "Jove" is a name for Jupiter or Zeus!? Yet in Numbers 21:14 of Orginenis Hexapla, in the place of the tetragrammaton is found the word "Jovae".

When the "a" comes before the "e" such as the above, it is a hint to the old style of their combining the letters such as, ae, as in "Judaea"; others spell it "Judea", while the old good quality King James Versions combine them as "Judaea".

The oldest form of Jove is spelled "Ioue". If these four vowels are said fast enough, as today's modem promoters teach, you will say "Yahweh!"

How can commandment keepers, living in the closing scenes of earth's history, who profess to love the appearing of the Sovereign YAHUSHUA in the great clouds of glory, be sympathetic to a name that was invented or made up by men's hands? Especially the Greeks and Gnostics, at that! How can we be sympathetic to the gods of the Romish church?

In Summary

So far we have considered if the last part of the name should have an "a" at the end or an "e". Using Scripture alone, the translation suggests an "a" because "I AM" is repeated; therefore YAH would be repeated with WAH. The Greek evidence suggests a "WEH" ending.

But what about all the evidences and forms of the set-apart name from around the world other than the Greek? What about Latin scholars? What about Sabbath keepers in Western Europe? What about the Arabs? What about the American Indians and more? How is it that scholarship overlooks these evidences, and looks only to the Greek? The next several chapters will examine some of these other evidences.


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