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-Please Read this FIRST- On this site we
prefer to use the actual Name of our loving Heavenly Father as it was written
in the Word, and thus you will note that we will use the Four Letter
“Memorial Name” of - YHVH,
which is pronounced as YaHVaH or YaHWaH. In addition we will also use our
Heavenly Father’s attribute/title, which is Elohim rather than
“God,” which sadly is the name of a pagan god. In addition we also
love to use the actual and real Name of our beloved Messiah which is - Yahushua or Yahshua in short, for this is
our Saviours original Hebrew Name as given to Him at birth in Lukas - Luke
1:31. This was the only Name ever used when He was on the earth by His family,
disciples and His followers OVER THE centuries, even until today! However, it
was changed to a foreign name by the founder of the new “pagan church of
three levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH
The three levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim(the Lord God):
When we read and study the blessed Scriptures, the Word of YHVH Elohim as a believer in Yahushua (Yeshua) the Messiah, we should keep following three steps always in mind for they are a valuable guide and it will certainly provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of YHVH’s most blessed Word.
1. Who was YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Holy Name speaking to?
2. When was it said?
3. How was His Word understood at the time it was spoken/given?
I do believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty is saying at the time – 2. As well as what it means to us today - and 3. Especially to you and me right now!
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With the abdication of Benedict XVI in February 2013, he became the first Pope in some 600 years to relinquish his title. It was announced by a source of the Roman Catholic Church that that “Pope Benedict had been a true successor of St Peter” of course meaning the Apostle of Messiah Jesus, whose actual Name is Yahushua! On the final day he departed the Vatican per helicopter for his new, but temporary home, being the luxurious Castel Gandolfo, but sometimes in April after renovations will be completed he will move into “Mater Ecclesiae,” being what was at least a more modest convent for cloistered nuns at the Vatican.
However, it was not long after Benedict XVI had departed, the Cardinals from around the world came together at the Vatican and entered the Sistine Chapel and what was considered to be relatively fast, it was on the second day of their sitting and casting votes, they elected their new leader on March 13, 2013. But what was so very different this time was that their new Pope was in fact a Jesuit priest, who was sworn in with the evil and infamous “Jesuit (blood drawing) Oath,” and he had to sign an agreement by using his own blood that he had drawn from his chest with a knife that both he and the Jesuit Superior General held together during the entire ceremony, he held the blade and the Superior General held the handle! The Jesuits were formed by an ex Knight who turned to Catholicism and became a priest and in 1541 he established this evil organisation known as the Jesuits, who are rather militant in many ways, but they will even take on any guise that will suit them in order to take over churches or organisations. Read my study regarding Pope Francis and the history of the Jesuits via the link at the bottom of the page!
Thus Pope Francis became the very first Pope in history to be a Jesuit! In addition, he is the very first Pope to come from a third world country, being an Argentinean Cardinal by the name of; Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires. In addition he himself decided on another first, the third of the firsts, as he decided to take on a name that has never been used by any other Pope in history, which was strange, thus he became “Pope Francis the First.” Since becoming a Pope many will have seen how he has already changed many of the tradition as set in stone in the Word, for he has even blessed homosexuals, told priests and bishops to forgive mothers who had abortions and the list just goes on!
Thus, with this new man at the helm of the 1.2 billion ROMAN Catholic’s had a wish to start a new age and for some reason, I tend to I ask myself, why do I feel so tense about this man for he is being called “The Pope for the people.” He has slowly given into homosexuality and is easing the churches stand on them, and is also now not as hard on abortion as well as priest marrying. This is a whole new Pope for the End days and he is without a doubt preparing the way for the end times! Yes, he certainly comes across as a humble man and he certainly seems to be liked by so many, and I have heard that he is admired by almost all persuasions, and I do mean people from the vast majority of faiths. Now that is what I call the perfect deception for a pagan faith that is ruled by Satan himself!
Now just think about it, for years it has been said that people will not easily take to the coming of a new world leader, and I am speaking of course of that false peacemaker, who will be the Anti-Messiah (Christ)! But I say, yes they will for he will be just like this man, very humble, most kind and so very likable. But Anti-Messiah will not be a Pope, but the Pope could well be the false prophet in the scheme of things. But, today the Pope is preparing the way for what is to come in the future in what is what we know a very evil world!
I have covered the recent facts about the Pope, but friends, there was a short statement in the very first paragraph that I would like you to take a very careful note of; for the question I must ask is this, “Was that statement 100% true, Scripturally, Historically and according to the Word of YHVH Elohim (God) and the Writings of the Apostles? Now you are asking, “What was the statement?” it is this one … “Pope Benedict had been a true successor of St Peter.”
The question is this; “Was the man known in the blessed Scriptures as Shime’on ben Yochanan (known as Peter) the Apostle who walked with Yahushua our blessed Saviour, EVER IN ROME?”
Well my friends that is what this study is all about and by the time you come to the conclusion of this study you will be astounded, for the Word is TRUTH and it will give you a factual and a true answer in its entirety! May I say as we continue, please never trust man, no not even this teacher, for I also can make mistakes, for if what I say does not line up with the blessed Word of our Heavenly Father then throw it out with the dish water. But, I ask you to pray to the Father in the most wonderful and blessed Name of Yahushua (Yeshua) our loving Saviour, and ask that He will guide and provide you with discernment as you study this work! HaleluYAH.
This study will cover in detail the story of Simon, who is a man
that lived in
Beloved, I am sad to say, that he has done a great deal and he has
even touched your life to this day and that is what you will learn in this
study. I pray that you gain a better understanding of how the original church
I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy,
having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet,
and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a
golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on
her forehead a name was written: Mystery,
Beloved, I will provide you the details directly from the Word of YaHVaH Elohim, for remember that the Word is;
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of Elohim, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timotheos – 2 Timothy 3:16.
In addition some other details will come from recorded history and some well know historians, including one who was present at the time, and although I known that what is presented is fully backed up, you still need to follow everything up for yourself, as well as through prayer and not through another person, for they, such as pastors or priests will all have their well prepared stock answers, for like so many they live in a world of traditions and that is so sad! I know all the aforementioned so well for as a Hebrew, I lived a life full of “rabbinic traditions” and “vain and repetitious prayers,” but when I was miraculously redeemed by the shed Blood of the Lamb of Elohim, all traditions were thrown out of my life, and only His Word became part of my life, in fact the first seven years I read only the blessed Scriptures and no other writings by any man! This way I could not be indoctrinated by erroneous teachings, Only His Word would do, for nothing else was good enough! Blessed be His Sanctified Name! And my teaching continues on this basis to this day.
May YaHVaH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His hand, I ask in Yahushua’s most blessed Name!
Ministry Elder and Teacher: Reuben ben Gershom.
I am sure many will realise that the pagan church of Rome had its beginnings during the days of the Apostles. But what the tragedy really is that this conflict did not just remain within the Roman Catholic church, but it together with much of its erroneous pagan doctrines were transferred into her harlot daughters who decided to go their own separate ways, being 98% of the Protestant churches. Many had thought that they would dump some of the Roman satanic doctrines, but not even Martin Luther understood Elohim’s command regarding “Make no graven images or likeness!
“You shall not make unto yourself any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth below.” Shemos - Exodus 20:4.
Go into any Lutheran church and you will find statues and images, as well as stained glass windows with depictions all of which are graven! In addition Luther was an evil man in his later life as he was obviously still very Roman inspired with a hatred for “the Jews.” Tragically Martin Luther was the man who was responsible for the slaughter of countless millions of men, women and children, all because of his very last wicked and evil book entitled in German; “Von den Juden und Ihren Lügen” or “Of the Jews and Their Lies” in 1543.
Luther expressed his virulent opinion of the
Jews very freely, by calling them “venomous and virulent,”
“thieves and brigands,” and “disgusting vermin,” and
encouraged christian princes to take the following action; “their
Synagogues should be set on fire and whatever does not burn up should be
covered or spread over with dirt so that no one may ever be able to see a cinder
or stone of it.” He urged that “Jewish
homes,” be “broken down and destroyed.” and that the
“Jews should then be placed under one roof, or in a stable like Gypsies,
in order that they may realise that they are not masters in our land.”
Luther continued “These poisonous worms (the Jewish people) should be
driven out of the country for all time like mad dogs.” Many of the
Protestant rulers of the times relied on Luther’s political advice, and
through his maniacal tirades against
In 1920, a young lecturer gave an impassioned address entitled; “Why we are against the Jews.”
The name of this young speaker was none other than Adolph Hitler. He declared, “It is the German duty to arouse, whip
up and incite the instinctive repugnance of the Jews to even a higher
pitch.” The political party that Hitler controlled attracted
masses of like-minded Germans. The Nazis set themselves the task to cleanse
However, the sad truth is that there are so many pagan ideologies and doctrines in the beginnings of church of Rome that many of these crept in all thanks to one man by the most crafty and most evil of beings HaSatan, or Satan!
This man Simon heard about the Messiah of Israel at a meeting that
is clearly recorded in the book of Acts, Chapter 8. This was a meeting between
this Samaritan who was also a Babylonian high priest who later met the Apostle
Philip and then Shime’on ben Yochanan (Peter) when he visited
This evil man born in the village of Gitta in Samaria, but we first need to look at some of the background of the Samaritans as well the meaning of this person’s name. We will then look into the new "religion" that he established and ask “who was he?” Although, be advised that I may not go through all the issues in the order as mentioned.
Thus, there was no great love lost between the two nations and this satanic man came from this background, whilst the men of faith in Messiah still went in to preach the Good News to all sinners in Samaria for that is where the Gospel was greatly needed, and praise be to our Saviour, many did come to Yahushua and were redeemed!
Let us now read a part of the Word it clearly describes that evil man concerned, for he is to be found in the Book of Acts, and the vital part comes when he actually meets the man he desires to be Shime’on (Peter)!
“Filippos - Philip
went down to a city in
But when they believed Filippos - Philip preaching the things concerning the Kingdom of Elohim, and the Name of Yahushua the Messiah, they were immersed - baptised, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was immersed, he continued (remained) with Filippos - Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Now when the Apostles that were at Jerusalem and heard that the Samaritans had received the Word of Elohim, they sent unto them Shime’on ben Yochanan - Peter and Yochanan - John: Who, when they had come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit: For as yet he had fallen upon any of them: only they were baptised in the Name of the Master, Yahushua. Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. And when Simon (the Samaritan) saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, Saying, ‘Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.’ But Shime’on ben Yochanan - Peter said unto him, ‘Your money perish with you, because you have thought that the gift of Elohim could be purchased with money. You have neither a part or a lot in this matter: for your heart is not right in the sight of Elohim. Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray Elohim, if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. For I perceive that you are in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.’ Then answered Simon, and said, ‘Pray to YHVH for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.’” Acts 8:5-24.
As we can so clearly see from this Scripture, that Satan was already perfecting a counterfeit, an “anti-messiah” type, who was working right in very the backyard of Messiah's much loved Apostles and he even had a meeting with Shime’on ben Yochanan - Peter himself. His name was Simon Magnus or as he was also known as ‘Simon the Sorcerer’ and this man, was obviously NOT Shime'on ben Yochanan - Peter, for he was the true Apostle, who was the greatly loved one of Yahushua the Messiah!
Yet strangely enough we have always been told that it was “the
Apostle Peter (Shime’on ben Yochanan) who went to
“But when they saw that the gospel of the un-circumcision (the Gentiles) was committed was unto me (Shaul - Paul), as the gospel of the circumcision (the Hebrews – Jews) was given unto Shime’on- Peter.” Galatians 2:7.
“For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an Apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry.” Romans 11:13.
Thus, Shaul fully confirms that his ministry was totally and 100%
aimed to the Gentiles in
Now read a remarkable account what Justin Martyr had written, and how Simon had finally become regarded and worse still honoured as a god, for the Romans revered him so much that they even raised up a statue to honour the “holy god Simon”;
"When Justin Martyr wrote [152 A.D.] his Apology, the sect of the Simonians appears to have been formidable, for he speaks four times of their founder, Simon; and we need not doubt that he identified him with the Simon of the Acts. He states that he was a Samaritan, adding that his birthplace was a village called Gitta; he describes him as a formidable magician, and tells that he came to ROME in the days of Claudius Caesar (45 A.D.), and made such an impression by his magical powers, that he was honoured as a god, a statue being erected to him on the Tiber, between the two bridges, bearing the inscription ‘Simoni deo Sancto’ (i.e., the ‘holy god Simon’).” (Dictionary of Christian Biography, Vol. 4, p. 682).
That these things actually happened cannot be doubted! Justin Martyr
was writing to the Roman people at the very time and they could certainly have
exposed Justin’s credibility if what he said had not been the case.
Therefore, there is no doubt that a statue of Simon was actually erected is
definite, for we also know that Justin did go and he begged the authorities in
There are many writers, who lived in
“very slight evidence on which to reject
so precise a statement as Justin makes; a statement he would scarcely have
hazarded in an apology addressed to
These are the facts of the times, in the days of Claudius it would have been totally illegal to erect a statue to any man as a god or one who was a honoured person, unless a request had been made to the Senate and then only when they agreed they would submit it to the Emperor, and when he gave full permission only then could they go ahead. Obviously, permission was given by both the Senate and Claudius, for the statue remained standing until Justin’s day in 152 AD, and the people were still worshipping it.
There are countless other reports of Simon’s travelling to
“There are records that show that Simon
Amazingly to this very day there are still countless images and mosaics of him they still call “Saint Simon” who had become the “first Bishop of Rome”, just like the one shown below. The only reason I am showing this evil pagan image is to prove the point who this evil sorcerer was, and let’s be honest he was a satanic Babylonian priest who commenced the new Roman based pagan “christian” religion. His master was certainly not our blessed “Saviour”, but instead he inserted a very different god indeed, and that I will explain below this wicked image!
This is a Mosaic of the so-called “Saint Simon” in the Palatine Chapel
Simon (Peter) Magnus the Sorcerer arrived at Rome with the idea of convincing these peoples through his satanic powers and tricks of elevation, etc, that he indeed was a man of a god, and he instituted a new religion carried a mixture of Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek and Roman pagan ideas combined and wrapped up with his new “chrestos” = “christian” names and identities. Thus he wove all these into a unified system of his own, that at first became known as a sect called the “Simonians.”
We need to understand that there was no word in use for the faithful in the Body of the Faithful in Messiah; words used were the brethren, faithful, believers, Ekklesia and other similar words. Not even Messianic. There were some who had picked up the two special Words of Yahushua during his teachings in Lucas – Luke 12: 32 – “Little Flock” and were using that as designating themselves, for the verse that came with it applied directly to them and they had a desire to follow it!
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:32-34.
What Simon Magnus did is directly related to a word that all “christians” know so well and that is how they are so closely related to this pagan conjurer! The word is “Christian” and I am sure that you will remember I mentioned that he coined the term, and out of this came the associated word “Christ,” Let me now explain how he did that!
The Greek faithful in Yahushua THE Messiah originally used the word “Messias” being a transliteration for the Hebrew “Mashiach” that means “Anointed” or “Messiah.” However, it was obvious that the word “Christos” became the new and popular word in the newfound religion.
But as it was originally Messias, the question begs, “Where did this brand new word, a word that did not exist at the time, come from?” And friends, that is a question that must be answered and be made clear!
There is an ancient “christian” inscription in existence that goes back to 318 A.D. and it states: “The Lord and Saviour Jesus the Good.” Now interestingly it is the word “Good” that is in question here and very soon you will understand why.
When it came to presenting details, such as names and titles of a new faith it would be far more acceptable to the Greek and Roman pagans who were worshiping their many god’s, and thus it was better to give them names that the Romans, as well as the Greeks, were more used to. Therefore, rather than retaining the original Hebrew “Mashiach” or “Messias” Simon Magnus decided to use the title, or in this case the name of their pagan god’s “Chreston” and “Chrestos.” Now why should that not surprise us?
According to the Interpreter’s “Dictionary of the Bible,” the word “Christos” was easily confused with the common Greek name “Chrestos,” meaning “Good.” Also according to a French theological dictionary, it is absolutely beyond doubt that “Christus” and “Chrestos,” and “Christiani” as well as “Chrestiani” were used indifferently by the profane and various christian authors of the first two centuries A.D., and that the word “Chreston” and “Chrestus” and “Christus” were originally introduced by Simon (the sorcerer) Magnus.
The German “Real-encyclopaedie,”
states that an inscription of “Chrestos is to be seen on an ancient
Mithras relief in the
What has all the above taught us? Obviously that this man was completely evil and that he commenced a pagan “christian church,” and having read what we just have above, and pray that you would start any study prayerfully, that you will have been shown that the very word “christian” is in fact pagan itself, thus if you call yourself a christian you are connecting yourself with a pagan sun god and the god judge of Hades!
I am sure that by now you will noted that we never call ourselves by that evil name, but rather as the “faithful in Messiah,” or by the name our beloved Saviour used - the “Little Flock.” Regarding using a name, remember the Word of the Almighty!
“And in all that I have said to you, beware and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.” Shemos - Exodus 23:13.
In due course many details were released about Shime’on ben
Yochanan’s meeting the evil Simon Magnus once again, but this time in
Therefore the Apostle Shime’on - known as Peter was not with
Simon Magnus in
attempt has been made to meet this by pointing out that church fathers mention
the presence of Simon in
The truth is that Justin Martyr knew that Shime’on - Peter was
“One part of this tradition, that about Simon’s presence in Rome, he (Justin) found himself able to accept, in fact he held it to be confirmed by the statue, which he brought into connection with Simon; the other about Peter’s presence in Rome, that he was unable to accept.” (Encyclopaedia Biblica, col. 4555).
Of course Justin was unable to accept the latter teaching. The fact
is the Apostle Shime’on was not in
Please Note, and note it very clearly, for below I will provide a
number of solid Scriptural proofs that the Apostle Shime’on (Peter) was
I ask you beloved that you mark each one in your own Scriptures and understand them well, in order that you will not be deceived again! The entire Roman Catholic Church fundamental doctrine depends upon one single claim. And that claim is as follows:
The teaching of Catholic historians tells us that Simon Peter went
We need to go back once more to one of the early authors such as Justin Martyr, being one of them, who gave clear information that completely negated Peter’s supposed Roman bishopric. This is admitted by virtually every single scholar except the most conservative Roman Catholics of course! (this is also confirmed in Encyclopaedia Biblica, col. 4554).
But, more importantly than this are the blessed records found in the writings of the “Brit Chadashah,” the “New Covenant” that absolutely refutes the “Roman Catholic” claim, for their problem is, that they just do not know their Scriptures well enough and they also use additional writings that were never included in the Scriptures, thus not valid! The Catholic Bible is a man’s version, and certainly far from the authorised one!
Beloved, it is time that the greater church opens its eyes to the
truth of the matter, for the truth is so clearly revealed in the Word of YaHVaH
Elohim, blessed be His Holy Name! The Apostle Shime’on ben Yochanan -
Peter was never the “Bishop of
As I stated earlier there are a good number of Major Scriptural New
Covenant proofs that completely disprove the claim that the Apostle
Shime’on - Peter was in
First we should consider what commission our beloved Messiah Yahushua gave to the Apostle Shime’on - Peter. The truth is that this very fact is rather embarrassing to the “Roman Catholic Church” for our Saviour Himself commissioned Shime’on Kepha - the “precious stone”, to become the chief minister to the “circumcised,” and that of course means beloved, the Judeans and to the Children of Israel and NOT to the uncircumcised, or the Gentiles! Lets read the blessed Word, for it makes it all very clear!
“But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the un-circumcision (the Gentiles) was committed unto me (Shaul - Paul), as the gospel of the circumcision (Judeans - the Hebrews) was unto Kepha – Shime’on - Peter.” Galatians 2:7.
Having read the Word, we have seen it in the very clearest of
language. The fact is that Yahushua had commissioned Shaul - Paul, and that
Shime’on was not to be an Apostle to the Gentiles. And remember who wrote
the Epistle to the Romans? It certainly was not then Apostle by the name of
Shime’on ben Yochanan - Peter, but it was of course Shaul - Paul of
"And when Ya’akov - James, Kepha - Peter, and Yochanan - John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace (i.e., the gift or office) that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision” Galatians 2:9.
Shaul again confirmed his special office as “the apostle to the Gentiles”;
“To whom I am appointed a preacher and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.” 2 Timothy 1:11.
It has become quite obvious that so far Shime’on - Peter is
nowhere called the Apostle to the Gentiles! This precludes him from going to
Shaul specifically told the faithful and
“Because of the grace Elohim gave me to be a minister of Messiah Yahushua to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of Elohim, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to Elohim, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:15-16.
We already know that Shaul - Paul had a direct charge from Messiah regarding this matter. He even further relates in Romans 15:18 that it was Messiah who had chosen him “to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed.”
But let us now look at Romans Chapter 1 and verses 1, 7 and chapter 15, where Shaul of Tarsus – Paul made it absolutely 100% clear what his mission was to the Romans and that no one had proceeded him in sharing the Gospel in Rome!
“Shaul, a bondservant of Yahushua the Messiah (Yeshua the Messias), called to be an Apostle, separated to the Gospel (Good News) of Elohim … To all who are in Rome, beloved of Elohim, called to be saints (future tense) … That is why I am so eager to preach the Gospel also to you who are at Rome.”
However, it is in chapter 15 of Romans we find the absolute and very
clear proof that Shime’on ben Yochanan - Peter had never visited before
Shaul - Paul, and yet Shaul had arrived after Shime’on - Peter was
supposed have arrived according the church of Rome who clearly claimed that “the
Apostle Peter came to
“It has always been my ambition to preach the Gospel where Messiah was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Rather, as it is written: ‘Those who were not told about Him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.’” Romans 15:20-21.
Now that makes it very clear indeed that the Gospel had NEVEL been preached officially by anyone, certainly not by the chief of all the Apostles, Shime’on ben Yochanan - “Peter.” For obviously, as Shaul said in Romans chapter 15:20-21 that his “ambition was to preach the Good News where Yahushua the Messiah was NOT known, and that he would never, step on another preachers toes,” so to say!
In answer to the question I have posed above, let me put it in an old-fashioned terminology and I am sorry, but … “It is as plain as Day.” Yet men sadly have no desire to believe the TRUTH of YaHVaH Elohim Word, blessed be His Sanctified Name?
The truth is, that it has been so very clearly written in the Word,
but the churches for some reason during the past two thousand years bothered to
take any notice of 1. Acts Chapter 8. 2. Simon Magnus’ evil ways, being a
pagan “sorcerer” pretending to be a believer, then desiring to buy
an apostleship and his wicked and evil religion in
“If you take Peter out of the Roman picture, you will not only just upset the apple cart brother, but you will be attacking the whole of Christianity as we know it today!”
Thus the truth is, that it was Shaul - Paul who established a faithful Ekklesia (fellowship) in Rome, people who came to believe in the one true YaHVaH Elohim of Israel, and His Only Begotten Son, with the full understanding of Yochanan - John chapter 1:1-5, that He was, and is the Word, and that the Word is Elohim! That Yahushua (not Jesus) had come in the flesh and was temped in all manner like we are, but He was without spot or blemish and that He gave His life freely, for no man took it, and that He rose again three days and three nights after He had entered the tomb! That all who believe and repent in Him and are fully immersed in the Name of Yahushua are cleansed from all their sins, and then they are to live a life according to His commandments, as set out clearly in the New Covenant, which include ALL of the Ten Commandments! HaleluYAH.
Shaul - Paul was a faithful servant in all this, for this is just what he taught and all the faithful in those days continued to uphold the Seventh day Sabbath, as well as the Passover remembering the Death and the resurrection of our beloved Saviour, for the whole Passover story was prophetic and a picture of Yahushua’s life, death and resurrection! Tragically, later many would die by the hands of Rome, for the pagan sun worshipping emperor Constantine would change the law and change the day to a SUNday, being the pagan day of worship for Mithra the sun god, yet many of the true and faithful ones in Messiah who continued to uphold Elohim’s law, were killed during the fourth century!
Thus the blessed Scriptures has proved that the Apostle
Shime’on - Peter could not have “founded” that new and evil
pagan “Roman Church” ten years prior to Shaul the Apostle
statement! Below we again have clear proof that Shime’on - Peter had
never been in
Well it is quite clear, for in 45 AD, we
find him being cast into prison in
“It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the Ekklesia, intending to persecute them. He had Ya’akov - James, the brother of Yochanan - John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this pleased the (unfaithful) Judeans, he proceeded to seize Kepha - Peter also. This happened during the (seven day) Feast of Unleavened Bread. After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover. So Kepha - Peter was kept in prison, but the Ecclesia was earnestly praying to Elohim for him.” Acts 12:1-5.
Thus we see that Herod is still king and Kepha - Peter is thrown
into prison during the feast of Unleavened Bread, and this would have happened
after the first day, which is a High Sabbath Day. Sadly as we have read
Yochanan - John’s brother - Ya’akov - James had already been put to
death, thus things were very volatile! But the point is, although the Roman
Catholic Church continues to state that Peter was in
Some four years later in 49 AD, we find him still in
Then we head another fifteen years later, in about 66 AD, when we
find him in the city of
“Salute you in
We need to remember that the apostle Shime’on - Peter was the
Apostle to the Hebrews and that is why he was in
However, you will find that the Roman Catholic records will tell you
that the Apostle Peter who became the first Bishop of Rome was the first to
Have you realised that I have stopped calling our Apostle PETER, for who gave him this name, certainly not our beloved Messiah, for it is not a Hebrew name of any shape or form! His actual and scriptural name was and will always be; Simon ben Yochanan, which translates as, Simon son of John.
However, there was a “PETER” in
The question must be, “Well who was that and who was the first “Simon - Peter of Rome,” and what were his successors called?” The history of ancient religion reveals the simple truth about the original Peter of Rome. The truth about his real successors has become quite clear to us, but tragically it has been hidden to the world.
Here is what history shows us of the original “Peter of Rome,” and you will find that the truth is rather startling!
The blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim records that in the earliest ages,
directly after the Flood of Noah, men began to rebel against the
teachings of Elohim. They began to build cities, found religions and bring in
idolatries. Countless pagan temples were erected, and we all know about that
evil Tower of Babel in what became the place that became known as the
Surprising as it may sound, it is a well-known fact among students of ancient religion, that the chief pagan gods worshipped in the early civilizations were generally known by the name “Peter or Patres” It is also known that the priests of those heathen gods were also called “Peters or Patres” That same name be it in one form or another, was even applied to the pagan temples consecrated to those gods.
At this point, I need to add the Apostle Shime’on ben Yochanan
should in reality never be known as Peter, for it is as you will have guessed a
pagan name that was given to him, by guess who? The pagan church of
“Not only the gods, but the Hierophantae [special priests], in most temples; and those priests in particular, who were occupied in the celebration of mysteries, were styled Patres.” (Ancient Mythology vol. 1, p. 354).
We should understand that this is significant for the word “Patre” is the same as “Pator” or “Peter” in meaning and pronunciation. Bryant continues;
“Patre was undoubtedly a religious term … the same as Pator and Patora.” (p. 354).
Thus the ancient pagan gods had their priests who were their ministers and their sacred sanctuaries, their temples and they were all called Pators or Peters (either spelling is acceptable since vowels are fluid in all languages, especially in the Semitic languages).
Now we will look into the meaning of the word Patres, Pator, Patar, Pothar or Peter what it really meant to the ancients? Surprisingly enough, the word is found in the Word. When Moshe wrote about the Egyptian “magicians,” he clearly states that they would “Peter” or “Patar” - “interpret,” for these pagan “magicians” were the interpreters of the ancient Egyptian mysteries and thus they were called their Patres!
“In the morning his mind was troubled,
so he sent for all the magicians and wise men of
Please note that in Bereshis - Genesis 41:8, in his Hebrew Lexicon Davidson shows that the consonantal word P-T-R, “patar” or “peter” signifies “to interpret” or “interpretation” (p. 638; of Brown, Driver, Briggs, p. 837; and in Gesenius, p. 877 and p. 843). Bryant points out that “the term always related to oracle interpretation” (p. 308). The pagan priests of the mystery religions were called Pators or Peters. They had the power to interpret the heathen mysteries.
Bunson in his Hieroglyph, page 545, makes this even clearer where he shows that the Egyptians, as the Word also indicates called their “interpreters” or priests: Petr, that is Peter.
The term Peter was also one of the earliest names for the pagan gods. It lasted as late as Greek and Roman times. But by that time the term also took on a widespread secular meaning. It came generally to mean “father” or “parent.” But this was not its primary meaning at all. Bryant continues;
"The word Pater, when used in the religious addresses of the Greeks and Romans, meant not, as is supposed, a father or parent; but related to the divine influence of the Deity, called by the people of the East, Pator.” (Ibid., p. 353).
In many ancient religions the father was the chief priest of the family. That is the reason the head of the family became known as “Pator” or "Father." The father, because of his priestly position, became known as the “Archpator,” or, as it is now commonly rendered, “Patriarch.” This is how the term Pator came to signify, in a secular sense, “a father.” But originally, it always meant, “interpreter” especially one of the mystery pagan religions!
We have clear evidence showing that the ancient Romans called their chief gods Peters the divine interpreters. The early Roman writer Lucilius, mentions Neptune, Liber, Saturn, Mars, Janus and Quirnus all of them were Paters. (The famed Lucilii Fragments have the details of this.) He did not mean they were “father-gods.” He meant they were gods of the Pater rank, the chief of gods.
If you will check you will find that Lucilius does not exhaust the list, in fact, he leaves out Jupiter, the “Father” of the Roman gods. But it was unnecessary to mention him as a “Peter god.” Due to his extreme high standing, the title Peter was actually incorporated as a part of his name, for he was named Ju-Piter, which was pronounces as Ju-Peter!
In his well known work on the antiquities of Greece, Gladstone, shows that Jupiter and the Greek god Zeus were one and the same, Ju-Pater was the Roman way of saying Zeus-Pater, the chief god of the Greeks (from, Homer and the Homeric Age, vol. I, p. 287), Pater - Peter was the name that came to signify a high rank among the gods and among their priests.
And as it was this Simon (the so-called Patre
- Peter) Magnus who bewitched the people of
History comes alive with the startling story of how Shime’on -
Simon Magnus, who obviously is the false prophet that established his own
universal church in the city of
However, the truth is that Simon Magnus had been a Babylonian priest
for he had been a part of the Babylonian community which lived in the
Blessed be His Holy Name, YaHVaH Elohim tells us that these Samaritans, as they are called, were claiming to be the “true people of Elohim” However, whilst saying this, they were practicing pagan rituals that came directly from Babylon as stated in 2 Melachim – 2 Kings 17:41;
“However every nation continued to make gods of its own, and put them in the shrines on the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in the cities where they dwelt … To this day they continue practicing the former rituals … So these nations feared YHVH, yet served their carved images; also their children and their children's children have continued doing as their fathers did, even to this day.” 2 Melachim – 2 Kings 17:2, 34, 41.
This was the religious world that Simon Magnus was born into, and in due course it was where he commenced his own ministry and he became known as “someone great” and it was finally proclaimed the he who had the “Great Power” of the “Divine” - even meaning being Elohim Himself!
“A man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and (he) amazed all the people of
He so swayed the whole of the Samaritan nation in such a way that
they all heeded to him and they did for a very long time (Verses 9-11). But
suddenly Simon saw something brand new, being things that he was unable to do,
heal the sick and raise the dead in the Name of Yahushua when Ya’akov was
“Shime’on - Kepha answered: ‘May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of Elohim with money! You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before Elohim. Repent of this wickedness.’” Acts 8:20-22.
Having felt that he was so brutally rejected by Shime’on - Kepha the Saviour’s Apostle, Simon began to fashion his own new version of a “messiah based” religion one of which that he would become the head of and it would be designed to completely overthrow those who were teaching the true faith of Elohim and the Gospel of Yahushua THE Messiah!.
Simon Magnus’ idea was to blend together a combination of prime Babylonian, and Greek with Roman teachings with some of the teachings regarding Judean Messiah, but he had to make some dramatic changes, especially the most blessed Name of our Saviour and in due course when the Gospels came into being, and they were in Hebrew, the order from the Papacy was that they had to be translated into Greek. This way the Messiah’s Name could be easily altered to “Iesous” (Jesus) instead of the true translation as it is in the Septuagint. We need to look into this question first!
The first question you may ask is this … “How do I know that “Iesous” Jesus is not the true name of Christ?”
Beloved that is very simple to answer for all we have to do is to look at another well-known person in the blessed Scriptures and that is Moshe’s (Moses) successor Joshua. We should look at how Joshua’s name was written in the original rabbinic Greek translations and again in later changed version of the Septuagint which was done to fit in with the First Bishop - Pope Simon’s faith and instructions!
The first translation of the Tanach -
Hebrew for Old Covenant, was compiled by seventy rabbinic scholars around the
third century B.C., into Greek, for it was a time when
When this orthodox Hebrew came to know his Lord and Saviour through what can only be called a miracle in 1977, and the Father instructed this Hebrew new believer to only study His Word in the Hebrew for the next seven years and also in Greek. I had no idea how I would read the Brit Chadashah, New Covenant in Greek, but, blessed be He, a wonderful and faithful Greek suddenly came on the scene about five years later and this wonderful brother who has been in ministry with me ever since 1982 and has he travelled the world sharing the blessed Word he has been a great assistance with the Greek! Thus I discovered that Greek is an interesting language! But the point is that I have been completely protected from church theology and everything I know comes from His precious Word alone!
It is most interesting to note that there are eight Greek letter combinations that are known as “dipthongs” one of these is ou - if a Greek font is not available to you these are the letters “Omicron” and “Upilson” and look much like (ov). However, they all end up sounding much like a single sound, or letter. “Gia” is pronounced much like the Dutch “Ja.” Thus it sounds much like the blessed Name YAH, as in HalleluYAH.
Thus, having read the aforementioned, we need to realise that our beloved Saviour and Joshua had the very same name and we would really write our Saviours Name in the original Greek as it was done in the first Greek translation of the rabbinic Septuagint as Giacousoua - “Giahousua!” When we transliterate the name it will look just like this; “Ja’hou’soua” and should be pronounced as Yaho’shua.
The question begs, when we look up the later editions of the Septuagint which was changed by, guess who? The Roman church much later, how come that suddenly “Giahousua” being Joshua’s name in the new translation was suddenly changed to the pagan name “Iesous?” And the Joshua is mentioned three times in the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant. However, we still know him by a name that sound very much the same as the original, Joshua – Yah’shua!
But tragically, the pagan church did the same with the most beloved Name of our Saviour Yahushua, for they changed it to the pagan name “Iesous” as well!
But we all should ask this question; “Why was the person from the time of Moshe - Moses given a name that in reality sounds almost like the original.” And Yahushua, who we now know today as Joshua, somehow still sounds very similar to the original, yet in the Greek he is known as “Iesous.”
The argument has been given over the centuries that they had to call our Saviour, who became known as the “Christ” by another name because there was no “Y” in Greek so it became Jesus? Hello, why was He not given the Name of Yahushua or Joshua, is that simple enough? But, of course there is something far more behind all this, for why name the Old Covenant Yahushua Joshua, and the New Covenant Yahushua Jesus? Well beloved it was Satan’s work at hand and he works well in the church of Rome and amongst her harlot daughters!
We may think, well they may not have known better, O yes they did, and the church has known the real and true name of our Saviour from the beginning to this day! But your ministers will not tell you the truth why His name was changed to something totally foreign! And sadly the lowly ministers and pastors are not educated enough and simply know no better, and yet when they hear the truth they will just reject it for it is not their churches’ doctrine, as they are so imprisoned to their doctrine.
All you have to do is look at Strongs Concordance and the truth unfolds, for there you will see that it very clearly states that both Joshua and our Messiah’s real names are what I am telling you have told you, it is Yahushua, although as the Strongs author’s are not Hebrew scholars, they do tend to use a “J” and that is OK, but it still proves the point that there has been a Satanic conspiracy and that sadly commenced in Samaria with that Babylonian priest and a Satanic sorcerer by the name of Simon Magnus!
OT:3091: Yehowshua (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah); or Yehowshu’a (yeh-ho-shoo'-ah); from OT:3068 and OT:3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader: -Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare OT:1954, OT:3442.
“… the son of Joshua , the son of Eleazar.” Luke 3:29. See also Acts 7:45 & Heb 4:8
NT:2424 Iesous (ee-ay-sooce'); of Hebrew origin (untrue the word is of Greek origin) [OT:3091]; Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites:
Thus, we have clearly established that the Name of our Saviour was never a Greek name, which is sadly of a pagan base, but He has a Hebrew Name as stated so clearly in Strongs and as is confirmed by countless scholars, and many other ministers, but now they feel it is too late to change for it has been taught for far too long and it has become a “tradition.” Others will claim that it is only a translation; well I am sorry the truth is you cannot translate a name and should never try to do so! Of course we must translate words for we would never understand the blessed Word if we did not translate one language into another, but a name is a name!
But tragically, somehow, the pagan Roman based church could not use a Hebrew name for their “Christ”, they did not want to keep the Name that “Elohim exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the Name that is above every name, that at the Name of Yahushua every knee should bow.” Phil 2:9-10. And instead the Roman church belittled He who is the true Messiah and Rome gave Him the name of “Iesous” – “Jesus,” which is NOT His Name, yet did our loving Saviour so clearly said “ASK IT IN MY NAME AND IT SHALL BE DONE.” Thus, Yahushua has long been asking “Why are they putting another’s name in My Scriptures?”
Thus beloved, apart from those who are part of His “Little Flock” Yahushua cannot recognise those who uses the name of Jesus! However, but let me add this.
Simon Magnus proclaimed a doctrine in which the faith that he had
picked up in
Thus there is no doubt that Simon can be classified among the major group of so-called “christians” and Simon was the first to call himself a “Christian” whilst the faithful in Messiah Yahushua, did not have an official name at this stage and they simply considered themselves as followers of the Messiah of Israel, or as Messianic believers!
As Church historian “Harnack” stated that this
“new Christian religion was decidedly anti-Jewish.” And he also
stated that … “They advance much further in the criticism of the
Old Covenant and perceived the impossibility of saving it [that is, the Old
Covenant] for the Christian UNIVERSAL RELIGION. They rather connected this
[universal] religion with the cultish-wisdom of
With this background, we can understand why Shime’on - Kepha so strongly rebuked this evil Simon for his Babylonian ideas. Shime’on prophesied that this Simon Magnus was the man who would be;
“For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness, and in the bondage of iniquity.” Acts 8:23.
Simon new universal church would indeed commence a worldwide attack with the help of his lord HaSatan, the Satan of the world, and he was against the True Ekklesia of Yahushua! Simon’s attitude was indeed corrupt in the extreme and he gained hordes of followers, for he was indeed a sorcerer and with the aid of Satan he was in a way just like countless TV evangelists do this very day! The Word does tell us that Simon the Samaritan had been working through demons. But he called himself a "Christian."
"His effort to rival and surpass Jesus very likely began after his contact with the Christians that Luke records. His religious system was apparently a SYNCRETISM of Jewish and Oriental elements" (Hasting’s Dictionary of the Apostolic Church, Vol. 2, p. 497).
Now let us take a closer look how this evil man, Simon Magnus managed to startle the Roman world with his plan to bring in one universal religion under the guise of and new religion called “Christianity” a named that he coined!
“And in all that I have said to you, beware and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.” Shemos - Exodus 23:13.
It is well known that Simon Magnus was the person who created the term, we know today as “Christian” and “Christ.” We need to remember that the faithful in Messiah Yahushua did not have any official name at that time, for they simply considered themselves as followers, or the faithful in the Messiah of Israel, or as Messianic believers (using our modern terminology), regardless if they had come out of the Hebraic or Gentile communities, but we are all ONE in Messiah! The question begs, how did Simon come up with his terminology – “Christ” and “Christian/s?” I am sorry, but the answer is shocking! Of course in Hebrew Yahushua is HaMashiach or the Messiah, but Simon decided to head in a new direction, for Romans would not like to be under those they considered to be an enslaved people / nation as Judah was conquered by Rome, etc!
Today, the sad fact is that so many use the combined terminology of “Jesus Christ” thinking that they are referring to he who is the most wonderful man that has ever lived, being He who, as Yochanan - John said;
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. He was with Elohim in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.” Yochanan - John 1:1-3.
Thus we are speaking of He who is not just the Word, but also was,
is and always will be Elohim! This is our Saviour who came to earth as a man
and taught the Word then He gave His life as the Passover Lamb in order that
all who believe and repent and follow His ways and commandments will have life
eternal in the “
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Mattityahu - Matthew 5:5.
But what of that word “Christ”? At first the Greek faithful used the word “Messias” being a transliteration as found in the original Gospels, which were of course written in Hebrew – “Mashiach,” and we have absolute proof of this in another study. But then thanks to Simon Magnus the first Bishop of Rome it became “Christos,” being is a newly created word by him. The Hebrew as we may know is; “Ha Mashiach” that means “the Anointed” or “the Messiah.” However, where did the word “Christos” came from? I am afraid you may be terribly shocked to learn about its origin!
There is an ancient Christian inscription in existence that goes back to October 1, 318 A.D. and it states: “The Lord and Saviour Jesus the Good.” Now interestingly it is the word “Good” that is in question here and very soon you will understand why.
When it came to presenting details, such as names and titles of a new Roman and Greek faith it would be far more acceptable to the Greek and Roman pagans who were worshiping their many deities, to entice them into a new faith using a name that they were familiar with. Therefore, rather than retaining the original Hebrew Mashiach or Messias it was decided to use the name of the pagan god’s named “Chreston” - “Chrestos.” Now why should that not surprise us?
According to the Interpreter’s “Dictionary of the Bible,” the word “Christos” was easily confused with the common Greek proper name “Chrestos,” meaning “Good.” According to a French theological dictionary, it is absolutely beyond doubt that “Christus” and “Chrestus,” and “Christiani” as well as “Chrestiani” were used indifferently by the profane and various Christian authors of the first two centuries A.D. It is known that the word was originally introduced by Simon (the sorcerer) Magnus who became the Bishop of Rome, the man who commenced this new faith, being a pagan based, mixed loosely with Messianic details, and he is the genuine founder of the Church of Rome.
Chrestos was a highly worshipped Egyptian, Greek
and Roman god that had the full name of “Serapis Chrestos” who soon became
According to the “Real-encyclopaedia,” the inscription
“Chrestos is to be seen on a Mithras relief in the
Le us look at a few passages from the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name!
“And in all that I have said to you, beware and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.” Shemos - Exodus 23:13.
“You shall not take the Name of YHVH your Elohim in vain, for YHVH will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain.” Shemos – Exodus 20:7
“Little children,” urges Yochanan - John, “keep yourselves from idols” 1 Yochanan - 1 John 5:21.
“Whoever blasphemes the Name of YHVH shall surely be put to death.” Vayikra - Leviticus 24:16.
To read all the material that the writers of the second to the fourth centuries wrote about this satanic man, Simon Magnus, as well as all of his followers would literally take countless pages, but I will try and keep it as condensed as possible.
He has been called by many as; “The father of HERESY” and apart from the Scriptures, the amount of literature devoted to him as well as his activities, shows he really lived up to this title, for he was indeed the ultimate heretic who was the founder of today’s modern “christianity” that worships “Iesous – Jesus”!
In order to ensure that you have a full and true picture of this person, whom you have already read about in the book of Acts, I will provide a good number or reliable authorities who were either eyewitnesses of many of the things mentioned, and they were writing to others who were likewise eyewitnesses, or they were well known and highly respected historians. Much of the testimony to be mentioned is conclusive and it simply cannot be set aside!
With this evidence of Simon’s activities after his rejection by Shime’on ben Yochanan - Kepha, we will clearly be able to see why Lukas - Luke thought it most important to tell the real condition of this man, proving that he was in actuality NEVER an Apostle of Yahushua our blessed Redeemer.
In this regard, notice the comment of Hasting’s
Dictionary of the
“But it need NOT be supposed that when Simon broke with the Christians HE RENOUNCED ALL HE HAD LEARNED. It is more probable that he carried some of the Christian ideas with him, and that he wove these into a system of his own. This system did contain some of the later germs of Gnosticism. Thus he became a leader of a retro-grade sect, perhaps nominally Christian, and certainly using some of the Christian terminology but in reality anti-Christian and exalting Simon himself to the central position which Christianity was giving to Jesus Christ.”
Please note: The above and following are leading Scriptural commentators as well as using “Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias all of which will use terms that are typically “Christian” and other Christological terminologies. However, as the true believers in Messiah are NEVER called by the term “Christian,” but prefer the “faithful” or what Yahushua said the “Little Flock,” it should be noted that whenever the word “church” is used, “ecclesia” or “fellowship" should be assumed! When “Jesus Christ” is used we use of course; “Yahushua the Messiah” blessed be His Sanctified Name!
What Simon Magnus did was to bring a mixture of Babylonian Egyptian, Greek and Roman myths and these were all combines with the Hebraic religious beliefs into a form of what he called by a name that he newly created, which he took from two ancient names, being “Chreston” and “Chrestos,” which he turned into “Christianity” in order to bring about what he called the “UNIVERSAL (Catholic) Roman church!”
The amalgam of paganism and the faith of Messiah which was characteristic of Gnosticism, which was especially obvious in the Simonian system, is readily explicable in the teaching of Simon Magnus, who as we have read in Acts, it was brought into intimate contact with the teaching about our beloved Saviour, but without Simon ever having become a true and genuine follower.
In Schaff’s History of the church there is another reference to Simon Magnus, for there he says;
“The author, or first representative of this baptized HEATHENISM, according to the uniform testimony of Christian antiquity, is Simon Magnus, who unquestionably adulterated Christianity with pagan ideas and practices, and gave himself out, in a pantheistic style for an emanation of God” (Apostolic Christianity, ol. 2, p. 566).
Simon only used his new name of Christianity to bring about his own desired ends. The Dictionary of Religion and Ethics says that Simon was;
“… a false Messiah, who practiced magical arts and subsequently attempted by the aid and with the sanction of Christianity, to set up a rival UNIVERSAL [Catholic] RELIGION” (Vol. 11, p. 514).
Again, what does history tell us about Simon’s doctrines – what it consisted of primarily?
“Two independent traditions profess to preserve the teaching of Simon, the one betraying the influence of Alexandrian allegory, the other of Syrian and Babylonian religion.” Dictionary of Religion and Ethics, Vol. 11, p. 516).
It is no wonder that Lukas - Luke hits hard at the infamy of Simon, for at first Simon claimed to be a believer in Messiah Yahushua, even desired to be an Apostle and yet he was still preaching Babylonian paganism. Therefore, this satanically inspired man was teaching paganism by using the Messiah of Israel, even though he would make sure that His name would be changed to Iesous! Thus, there is no doubt whatsoever that this Simon is one of the most evil man that lived since the day of our beloved Saviour, for he has done more to destroy lives than any other! How? Tragically, Simon Magnus is the true founder of what has become “Christianity” as we know it today, even though there have been changes, but his trinity of changes still remain!
1… The creation of the word “Christian” and “Christ” created our of the pagan god “Chrestos” goes hand in hand!
2… The change of the most Sanctified Hebrew Name of “Yahushua” into a Greek pagan name “Iesous” – “Sous” and “Sus” is directly related to the name of the Greek god “Zeus!” Just look up the meaning of the various Greek names and places such as; Pamassas, Dioysus, Odysseus, Ieusus, Pegasus, Ephesus, Tarsus, etc., and then in the New Covenant they even dared to change the name of Eliyahu (Elijah) to “Eliseus” in Lukas – Luke 4:27, and “Eliseus” translates as follows; “my mighty one is Zeus.” In the same way do all the others including Iesous - Jesus relates directly to the pagan god Zeus! It is the same with all names and words ending with sous, sus or seus. It is simply tragic!
3… If you worship on the day of Mithra, being the sun goddess, today known as SunDAY! All “Christians were ordered by force, or be killed to worship on this day, for only on this day was it right to come together! At that time there was no such a thing as “communion” or what in many churches is now called “breaking of bread” as yet, for that did not come into being into the church until the seventh century! For interest, the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean term “Breaking Bread” simply means “to dine,” or “to eat together.” This term is used to this very day!
“Evidently the Simonian heresy always had a “Christian” tinge. This made it more dangerous to Christians than a Gnostic which did not affect any Christian influence. Luke therefore would be anxious to disclose the true circumstances that accounted for the origin of the sect, circumstances highly discreditable to Simon.” Hasting’s Bible Dictionary, p. 498).
The reason Lukas - Luke recorded his encounter with Simon had far-reaching effects. As Hasting’s explains, the important reason was that of “Luke’s well-known plan of describing THE FIRST MEETING between Christianity and rival systems” (Ibid., p. 498).
Lukas - Luke gives in detail the principal character who established the so-called “Christian” counterpart of the “Truth” in the Apostles days. It is for this reason the Apostles mention in their letters to the Ecclesia’s on many occasions about the false system as being already in existence, but fail to describe its origin. The truth is, they didn’t have to. That had already clearly been announced by Luke earlier and by Shime’on - Peter!
Amazingly the records in regard to Simon’s death is amazingly varied and stories attempt to incorporate a certain amount of fiction from Greek and Egyptian myths to enhance interest to those who would read about his death about this so-called great man of faith, who was the first Bishop of Rome. It was said that he was crucified upside down, but then again they said that also about the so-called “St Peter” and we now know that all that was a fabrication, and based on Simon (Peter) Magnus, who pretended to be our Saviours apostle.
However, the truth about his death in reality is far simpler than all the stories on record, for if we go back to the original records, we discover that they state that he simply died at a good age and that he was buried in Rome after a long period of mourning by his followers and that there was a huge deification in the church. Although, it is not sure where Simon, alias Simon - Pater or Simon- Jupiter was buried, but it is said that the place of burial for all prophets and holy men of the Romans was in the sacred cemetery on Vatican Hill and that much was for certain, thus his remains would be directly under St Peters Basilica, the perfect pagan and Babylonian Temple!
And therefore Simon (Peter) Magnus to this day has a most honoured place inside the Vatican, for there is a plaque located high up on the Eastern wall, under a section that is entitled; “Episodes in the Life of St Peter” and there is a marble carved plaque that depicts men taking down “Simon Magnus” who had been hung upside down from a T shaped cross and he is seen still upside down. Which was a lie of course, but how very Catholic is that, for they would not know what a simple truth is! See the image below.
This plaque is entitled strangely enough “Simon Magnus’ fall”
“Episodes in the Life of St Peter” - Is there something terribly wrong here?
Note the marking bottom left: © stpetersbasilica.org
Please Note what Werner Keller in his “The Bible
as History” says about the burial of the Simon Pater/Jupiter. We also
need to note that Werner Keller is a devout Roman Catholic and he had always believed
that the Apostle Peter was buried in
Now, let us read Werner Keller’s comment:
“On the night of his death on the cross Peter’s followers buried his body. As in the case of Jesus on the hill of Calvary it was wrapped in linen and secretly taken to a pagan burial ground on the Via Cornelia, behind the stone structure of the arena. This pagan cemetery lay on a knoll called Vaticanus: The Latin word ‘Vatis’ means a ‘prophet’ or ‘soothsayer’. In days gone by there had been an Etruscan oracle on this spot" (p. 368).
Keller ought to have had better sense to know that this
Simon Pater buried in this cemetery, of all places, could never have been the
Apostle Shime’on. In the first place, The Apostle was a Hebrew, a Jew,
and they had to be buried in a Hebrew cemetery or at least one that was not a
pagan one. And even if by chance a Jew would be buried in a Roman cemetery,
which is unlikely that a Jew, especially one who attacked the Roman religion as
a true Apostle of Yahushua would, he certainly would never have been allowed
into the most holy of all Roman pagan cemeteries! For these cemeteries was
reserved for their finest prophets, soothsayers and the great ones of pagan
It would be as sensible to say that Hitler could find a place of burial in Westminster Abbey or have a memorial service with a persecuted German Jewish family gathering at the great Synagogue and be buried in the place of honour in the Jewish cemetery, no that would be too outrageous. To awful even to think about! And can you imagine the true believers even entering and searching a pagan cemetery for their greatly beloved Apostle of Yahushua the Messiah? No they could not even walk in! Obviously this true Apostle was never there for he was the complete and perfect enemy of paganism!
This place, of all places, could not be the place of the
Yahushua’s Apostle burial, even if he had ever been in
The Roman Catholic Church without doubt did have a person by the name of Simon Peter, but it was not our beloved Apostle Shime’on (Peter) who was the Apostle to the Judeans/Jews!
“Simon was the author of all heresy. From his time down to the present those who have followed his heresy have feigned the sober philosophy of the Christians, which is celebrated among all on account of its purity of life. But they nevertheless have embraced again the superstitions of idols, which they seemed (ostentatiously) to have renounced; and they fall down before pictures and images of Simon himself and of the above-mentioned Helena who was with him, that is, the images of Jupiter and Minerva, the Catholics do exactly this today; and they venture to worship them with incense and sacrifices and libations” (Eccl. Hist. II, 13, 6).
What clear and revealing statements they are! Eusebius is not talking about what he considers distinct heretics outside the Catholic Church. He is talking about leadership of that church which was continually adding more and more heresies on a large scale. He attributes these evils to the “Christians” who followed Simon Magnus. They were so active in his day inside the church as to give him grave concern and that continues to this day and sadly it is in part spread into every church worldwide, for we need to remember that it was Simon Magnus who created the word “christian” that came directly from the pagan god “Chrestos” if you check your Greek lexicon you will find that word, but somehow it will not give you any detail on THAT word, but it will take you for some strange reason to an totally different word, WHY? Well I know why, for how can anyone in the church explain why a pagan name being used for “Christ” and “Christian?” Satan knows, for he used his chosen man, named Simon Magnus very well as he influenced the entire church to this very day!
Obviously there is so much more than I can write here for frankly I still have many pages of detail that I am able to give you. Possibly at a latter date, but, for now I believe that I have provided enough to satisfy the truth of the matter of two very important facts!
Fact One: Is that the
Apostle to the circumcised (the Jews/Hebrews) Shime’on - Kepha never set
a foot in
There were two men who heard Yochanan the Immerser (Baptist) preach
“The first thing Andreas - Andrew did was to find his brother Shime’on - Kepha and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah.’” Yochanan - John 1:41.
Fact Two: We have learned a great deal about the name, or word “Pator” - “Peter”, etc., thus it is obvious that neither his family nor Yahushua would ever have given Shime’on a pagan name or title! Although when Yahushua first met him this is what, according to the Greek translations is supposed to have occurred;
“Yahushua looked at him and said, ‘You are Shime’on son of Yochanan. You will be Kepha." Yochanan - John 1:42.
As we come to an end of this important study, which will come as a shock to many I am sure, I will close with the word that our beloved Saviour gave us. They are words of warning, for ever since the beginning of the creation, Satan has been active, first in deceiving the woman and the man in the garden, then the first murder, followed by great evil, except for a few of the faithful, and the great flood came.
By now, I pray we know from the Scriptures regarding of the comings and goings of the Children of Israel, as they were faithful one day, and many would be unfaithful the next. If you read my studies these issues are well covered! But sadly nothing has changed for the entire “christian world” that worships “Jesus - Iesous” that hails out of the pagan “Roman (Universal) Catholic Church” founded by an evil pagan Samaritan, a Babylonian priest that was immersed (baptised), but as he could not buy his apostleship for he was a charlatan and Shime’on - Kepha denounced him and as he left and he departed for Rome, where seemed to be welcome, due to his enchantments and his many signs and wonders, all performed by the power of Satan his closest ally!
Later the Roman Catholic Church named him “Simon Peter” and claimed that he was the apostle but we all know well that he was not! But sadly when the New Covenant was translated into Greek, they made countless errors and certain details were changed by those who had vested interests and as the translators were instructed by the church’s hierarchy!
Beloved, please beware for all this continues to this day as the lie is being protected even by the protestant and evangelical churches and then there are the new modern groups that have started with new theologies that are full of lies and are based on the “I, Me and Myself,” and based on wealth, riches, thus gaining more and more money, and obviously most of this ends up in the pockets of those countless mass produced Media savvy TV Evangelists who claim to be prophets and healers, etc, but many of whom are the worlds biggest con artists! Just take a look at their Versace suits, and their very expensive cars and grand homes, as well as their private Jets, and staying in grand suites in 5 star hotels, etc! What did our beloved Saviour tell us about our own needs and riches?
“And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things and your Father knows that you need them. But seek His Kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the Kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when He comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for Him. It will be good for those servants whose Master finds them watching when He comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose Master finds them ready, even if He comes in the second or third watch of the night. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him." Lukas - Luke 12:29-40.
But Yahushua also takes a very strong stand of “false prophets” as being “Ferocious wolves” and “evildoers”;
for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are
ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes
from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good
fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a
bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is
cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the
Beloved, I ask you to heed the Word as I close: “Prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21.
“Yahushua said to them; ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe (like the unbelieving church today). All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. And this is the will of Him (YHVH Elohim) who sent Me that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day." Yochanan - John 6:35-40.
When we are obedient unto Him, we will have the assurance, that through His grace and love our spiritual lives will be in order! And YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, will speak to your heart, and I believe that He is speaking to you even now as you have been reading this study about a man with an evil past that set up a pagan based church, but now you in spirit and in truth can take the opportunity to set all things right with the Father and His beloved Son who came to save you, and I pray that you will make things right with Him now!
“Behold, your King is coming to you. He is just and having Salvation … He shall speak peace to the nations. His dominion shall be from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth” Zecharyah – Zechariah 9:9 & 10.
Yahushua said …
“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Mattityahu - Matthew 17:20.
Beloved, you also can join or assist in commencing a home group of the faithful in Yahushua THE Messiah in your area. We will be more than happy to advise you where to find a group if one is available in your area, and if not, assist you possibly in commencing one if a male can head it. Remember we are most respectful of all ladies and treasure them, and they have some of the most wonderful duties in the ministry, but according to the Word of the Father in Heaven, a man should be the teacher and lead a “flock!”
Why not join “Meh’at-Tzon” (Hebrew) or “Mi’kros Poim’neon” (Greek from Lukas - Luke 12:32) meaning the “Little Flock” of the faithful in Messiah Yahushua! YaHVaH Elohim called those in Him - “Amiy” - pronounced as Ah’mie, which is Hebrew for “My People” and what can be better than to be part of a “Little Flock” and be genuinely a people of YaHVaH Elohim?
What a wonderful opportunity you have today, to come out of her that is the harlot that was created by one called Simon the sorcerer, who masqueraded as the one we know as the apostle Kepha - Peter, that in due course became the pagan based church of the roman empire and it covered the globe, or one of her daughter’s churches.
But step out in Faith and return to Him who is your Saviour and Messiah Yahushua - pronounced – Ya-ho-Shoe-a and live according to the Ten Commandments, and I do Mean ALL the Commandments including the 4th.one “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” And it is always good to live according to the principle … “Give us this day our daily bread” as this ministry does!
Do not fear “Mi’kros Poim’neon” - Little Flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves moneybags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches, nor a moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Lukas - Luke 12:32-34.
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UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!”
Tehillim – Psalms 86:11
Blessings in Messiah Yahushua’s loving Name!
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Yahushua said; “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: They will all be taught by Elohim. Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to Me. No one has seen the Father except the One who is from Elohim; only He has seen the Father. I tell you the truth he who believes has everlasting life.” Yochanan (John) 6:43-48.
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