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41  Forum / Politics / Re: Letterman Obasanjo Leaves PDP Due To Leadership Choice, Writes Another Letter on: 13-01-2014 10:25 AM
Quote from: barbiez on 11-01-2014 12:15 PM
At least some pple are using their head to think well. Instead of just comment some crap of ignorance.  Dude u deserve a kiss lol
God help the two of you, OBJ letter said he is wanted by the USA Government for God knows what and you are saying, Quoiting you, (A regime that leaves corrupt politicians to steal more. Billion of Naira are being stolen everyday. OBJ wrote letter to with draw from such a shameful party,  and all some people are saying is Mr Letter has started again) and some one is actually praising you that you are thinking with your HEAD. But there is no ware in OBJ letter we are told the offence of this person. OK, now i know. You only fill up or fill in the gap. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........
42  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: EXPOSED: Jonathan's Wife Orders Police To Release The Boys Caught With Arms on: 7-01-2014 01:32 PM
Quote from: cadanre on  6-01-2014 12:57 PM
I said this many times......>>>>>> A woman is ruling the country.
You main you are believing that picture, were Mrs. Jonathan was burying her mother, than your condition is worse than i thought.
43  Forum / Politics / Re: I Am Number 7 On GEJ's Snipper List - El-Rufai on: 6-01-2014 11:36 AM
You know there was a time i actually thought this man was a man of honor. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
44  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Check Out The Longest Lasting Couples In The Entertainment Industry on: 6-01-2014 10:50 AM
What about Charly boy and Lady D? I think they (Charles and Lady D) might just be the oldest couple in the industry.
45  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Davido Finally Confirms That “Skelewu” Is Spiritual As Producers Lose Their Dads on: 30-12-2013 10:20 AM
(Davido some days ago tweeted that his song”Skelewu”is spiritual and Juju tins) I KNOW
46  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: AKWA IBOM GIRL Ekaette Replies Her Boyfriend That Left Her For Another Woman on: 30-12-2013 10:06 AM
This is a joke, it is not true
47  Forum / Religion / Re: Cardinal Anthony Okojie Blasts Chris Okotie For His Comments On Catholics (Page 3) on: 30-12-2013 09:37 AM
Pastor Okotie on Catholics

I think Pastor Okotie is saying some high level of truth, which is not known to many. Pls see some Details and Biblical Facts below:

FIRST: Who was the first humen being to waship idol? When and how did idol worship came into existence? Why does it anger God?

The two key figures in the origin of Paganism, Valentine, Easter and Christmas are Nimrod and his mother (Semiramis). Nimrod, a great grandson of Noah, who later took his mother Semiramis as a wife, and Semiramis was also known as Ishtar and Isis. Nimrod, known in Egypt as Osiris, was the founder of the first world empire at Babel, later known as Babylon (Genesis 10:8-12; 11:1-9). From ancient sources such as the "Epic of Gilgamesh" and records unearthed by archeologists from long-ruined Mesopotamian and Egyptian cities, we can reconstruct subsequent events.

After Nimrod's death (c. 2167 BC), Semiramis promoted the belief that he was a god. She claimed that she saw a full-grown evergreen tree spring out of the roots of a dead tree stump, symbolizing the springing forth of new life for Nimrod. On the anniversary of his birth, she said, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts under it. His birthday fell on the winter solstice at the end of December.

A few years later, Semiramis bore a son, Horus or Gilgamesh. She declared that she had been visited by the spirit of Nimrod, who left her pregnant with the boy. Horus, she maintained, was Nimrod reincarnated. With a father, mother, and son deified, a deceptive, perverted trinity was formed.

Semiramis and Horus were worshipped as "Madonna and child." As the generations passed, they were worshipped under other names in different countries and languages. Many of these are recognizable: Fortuna and Jupiter in Rome; Aphrodite and Adonis in Greece; and Ashtoreth/Astarte and Molech/Baal in Canaan.

During the time between Babel and Christ, pagans developed the belief that the days grew shorter in early winter because their sun-god was leaving them. When they saw the length of the day increasing, they celebrated by riotous, unrestrained feasting and orgies. This celebration, known as Saturnalia, was named after Saturn, another name for Nimrod.

Martin G. Collins! Syncretismas!

Lupercus was a hunter of wolves (Latin lupus is "wolf"), associated with the Roman god Faunus, god of agriculture and fertility. Since Rome took its gods from those it conquered, we can trace Faunus to its Greek equivalent, Pan, god of woods, fields, and flocks. The ancients pictured both of these mythological beings as having a human torso, but legs, horns, and ears of goats. This fits nicely with the fact that they sacrificed goats and used thongs from their skin to whip women during this "feast." The Bible often compares God's people to sheep while frequently linking Satan with goats.

Pan can be traced to the Phoenician sun god Baal (also a god of fertility and nature). We can make a strong case that Baal is none other than Nimrod. In Genesis 10:9, Moses describes Nimrod as a "mighty hunter." In the days after the Flood, animals multiplied rapidly and caused fear among the people. Nimrod grew powerful because of his ability to fight the wild animals. Tradition says that he roamed as far as Italy to hunt wolves.

Valentine comes into play here. The word derives from the Latin valens, meaning "strong, powerful, mighty." Our word valiant, "courageous, heroic," also comes from this root. These are apt descriptions of Nimrod. In a sense, he was the peoples' valentine!

Mike Ford, Be My Valentine?

The heart, ubiquitous symbol of Valentine's Day, is actually a symbol for Nimrod. The Romans acquired the heart symbol from the Babylonians, who spoke the Chaldean tongue. In this language, the word for "heart" was bal or bel. Due to its similarity in sound to "Baal," it became an emblem for Nimrod.

Mike Ford, Be My Valentine?

QUESTION: If we got Christmas from the Roman Catholics, and they got it from paganism, where did the Rman pagans get it? Where, when, and what was its real origin?

It is a chief custom of the corrupt system denounced all through Bible prophecies and teachings under the name of Babylon. And it started and originated in the original Babylon of ancient Nimrod! Yes, it stems from roots whose beginning was shortly this side of the Flood!

Nimrod, grandson of Ham, son of Noah, was the real founder of the Babylonish system that has gripped the world ever since—the system of organized competition—of man-ruled governments and empires, based upon the competitive and profit-making economic system. Nimrod built the Tower of Babel, the original Babylon, ancient Nineveh, many other cities. He organized the world's first kingdom. The name Nimrod, in Hebrew, is derived from "Marad," meaning "he rebelled.

"From many ancient writings, considerable is learned of this man, who started the great organized worldly apostasy from God that has dominated this world until now. Nimrod was so evil, it is said he married his own mother, whose name was Semiramis. After Nimrod's untimely death, his so-called mother-wife, Semiramis, propagated the evil doctrine of the survival of Nimrod as a spirit being. She claimed a full-grown evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolized the springing forth unto new life of the dead Nimrod. On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts upon it. December 25th was the birthday of Nimrod. This is the real origin of the Christmas tree.

Through her scheming and designing, Semiramis became the Babylonian "Queen of Heaven," and Nimrod, under various names, became the "divine son of heaven." Through the generations, in this idolatrous worship, Nimrod became the false Messiah, son of Baal the Sun-god. In this false Babylonish system, the "Mother and Child" (Semiramis and Nimrod reborn), became chief objects of worship. This worship of "Mother and Child" spread over the world. The names varied in different countries and languages. In Egypt, it was Isis and Osiris. In Asia, Cybele and Deoius. In pagan Rome, Fortuna and Jupiterpuer. Even in Greece, China, Japan, Tibet is to be found the counterpart of the Madonna, long before the birth of Christ!

Thus, during the fourth and fifth centuries, when the pagans of the Roman world were "accepting" the new popular "Christianity" by hundreds of thousands, carrying their old pagan customs and beliefs along with them, merely cloaking them with Christian-sounding names, the Madonna and "Mother and Child" idea also became popularized, especially at Christmas time. Every Christmas season you will hear sung and chanted dozens of times the hymn "Silent Night, Holy Night," with its familiar "Mother and Child" theme. We, who have been born in such a Babylonish world, reared and steeped in these things all our lives, have been taught to revere these things as holy and sacred. We never questioned to see where they came from—whether they came from the Bible or from pagan idolatry!

We are shocked to learn the truth—some, unfortunately, take offense at the plain truth! But God commands His faithful ministers, "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression" (Isaiah 58:1). Shocking as these facts are, they are the plain facts of history and the Bible!

The real origin of Christmas goes back to the ancient Babylon. It is bound up in the organized apostasy with which Satan has gripped a deceived world these many centuries! In Egypt, it was always believed that the son of Isis (Egyptian name for "Queen of Heaven") was born December 25th. Paganism celebrated this famous birthday over most of the known world for centuries before the birth of Christ.

December 25th is not the birthday of Jesus the true Christ! The apostles and early true Church never celebrated Christ's birthday at any time. There is no command or instruction to celebrate it in the Bible—rather, the celebrating of birthdays is a pagan, not a Christian custom, believe it or not!

Thus the ancient idolatrous "Chaldean Mysteries," founded by this wife-mother of Nimrod, have been handed down through the pagan religions under new Christian-sounding names.

Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986)
The Plain Truth About Christmas

Genesis 10:8-10 (Go to this verse :: Verse pop-up)

Nimrod means "let us revolt." In the context of Genesis 10, there is absolutely no mention of animals that he supposedly hunted. The context has to do with the description of character, moral spirituality, and culture. Nimrod was a mighty man, a mighty hunter in terms of men. He was like the Nephilim (see Genesis 6:4). He was a giant of a moral and spiritual nature.

What was Nimrod doing when he was hunting? Nimrod hunted other Nephilim and eliminated them. He got rid of the competition and established a despotic and autocratic system of government. He did that before the Lord. In other words, he did what he did right in front of God. God was aware of what he was doing. The revolt was not hidden.

If a person is standing before another, he can stand before him as a friend, as neutral, or as an enemy. There is already an indication of how Nimrod stood before the Lord, because he is named "he who revolts." He is standing before the Lord as an enemy. He is against God, as chapter 11 shows.

Nimrod founded a city, and he named it Babilu. Not Babel. He called it Babilu, which means "Gate of God." "Babel" is what the Hebrews called it, and thus when Moses, a Hebrew, wrote Genesis, he called it "Babel." Babel is the Hebrew name. It sounds somewhat similar to Babilu, but Babel means "confusion.

"John W. Ritenbaugh, Where Is the Beast? (Part 2)

Genesis 10:8-12  (Go to this verse :: Verse pop-up)

Notice the word “before” in "He was a might hunter before the LORD." The word literally means "face"—that which is in the front and which appears to another, as in “face to face.” Nimrod was a mighty hunter facing the Lord. The word before literally means "that which turns." It has a wide variety of usages. It can be translated “facing,” “before,” “in front of,” or “against."

”Against” is the correct translation here, according to the context. He was a mighty hunter against the Lord. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord in the sense of fighting against Him. You do not turn your back on your enemy. You face him, and he faces you.

Nimrod was against God; he was facing the Lord in battle, in antagonism rather than in submission. That is shown in the context by his conquests. The beginning of his kingdom was Babel. There is more here than meets the eye. He conquered Babel. He conquered Erech, Accad, and Calneh in the land of Shinar. He was bringing what were probably city-states under his control and forming them into one nation. Nowhere did God give the right to dominion over other men by conquering them, and that was what Nimrod did.

The Sperling Translation renders this phrase, "He began to be a despot." He was a despot against God; and he deceived, manipulated, and controlled those he brought under his dominion. Satan and his demons, through Nimrod, conspired against God to bring mankind into one government against God.

God does not destroy things that are good. He does not intervene unless something is evil. This was something evil against God and against God's purpose. That is why He stepped in and confused the languages, because this was something directly against God's purpose, against the timeline that God had worked out in His own mind.

There we have the first example in the Bible of people under the sway of Satan. They were under the sway because they were his children spiritually and because they were antagonistic to God's purpose. They were not submissive to it or obedient to God.

Here we have mankind's first attempt to bring all of mankind under one government. From the very beginning in the book of beginnings, Genesis, God shows that bringing governments together under man is not a part of His purpose. It is antagonistic to God.

John W. Ritenbaugh, What I Believe About Conspiracy Theories

Genesis 10:8-9  (Go to this verse :: Verse pop-up)

The word "before" could very well be translated "against," meaning "in opposition to." Nimrod was against God; he was standing before God—and not in a friendly way!

John W. Ritenbaugh Division, Satan, Humility

Genesis 11:6-9  (Go to this verse :: Verse pop-up)

This is the legacy of Nimrod (which means "let us revolt"): a place he called Babilu, called by the Hebrews "Babel." It was a place of revolution. It was the administrative center of his revolution against God, and thus we can see why some interpreters translate that word "before" in Genesis 10:9 as "against." Even though "before" is literally correct, Nimrod was standing before the Lord as an enemy. God's scattering of the builders reveals Nimrod's, and therefore Babylon's, attitude toward God.

From this point Babylon became a worldwide political, military, economic, and religious system bearing the same basic attitudes as its founder. It can be a nation or a system, but its core characteristic that is against the Lord. Babylon became the Bible's code word for what its New Testament writers call "the world." As they used the Greek term cosmos, it is an organized worldwide system opposed to God. Just as surely as Nimrod was opposed to God, Babylon is an organized worldwide system opposed to God. It is a culture that is anti-Christ, anti-God, and it is everywhere!

This is what the context shows in Genesis 11. The people scattered from the Tigris and Euphrates valleys, taking much of the antagonistic-to-God culture with them, and each language group adapted it to some degree to their ethnic traditions. Undoubtedly, each group altered it somewhat, but secular evidence reveals a common strain connecting all civilizations worldwide to the Tigris-Euphrates region. It is the womb of man's civilization.

It took centuries for the people to migrate to and to settle in their new lands, but occur it did. And so the pattern of worldly government after the Flood was established in Genesis 10 and Genesis 11. God even foreshadows in Genesis 6 that it would rise again: "There were giants [Nephilim] on the earth in those days, and also afterward." Nimrod was the greatest of those Nephilim.

Even though this spread worldwide, not everybody migrated. Some people remained in Babylon, and through the centuries, they became the Babylonian nation. The Chaldeans dominated them. Babylon was the name of their capital city. Hammurabi was one of their great early kings, but later, Nebuchadnezzar became Babylon's greatest king. He was given the dream of a great image, and Daniel informed him that he, Nebuchadnezzar, represented the head of gold (Daniel 2:38).

Each of the other portions of that image represented powerful kingdoms that, in terms of time, would follow Babylon in dominating the Western world through the centuries: Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. They did not dominate the entire world—perhaps they could have—but there is no doubt they dominated the part of the world that the Bible is concerned with, the one that the Israelitish descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob live in.

But because the head represented Babylon—and the head directs the entire body—the image in Daniel 2 also shows the continuation of the same general Babylonish system right to its end, represented by the feet and the toes. In other words, that image shows that the pattern established under Nimrod continues right down to today.

John W. Ritenbaugh Where Is the Beast? (Part 2)

Genesis 11:6-9  (Go to this verse :: Verse pop-up)

The people were uniting themselves in disagreement against God, led by the arch-criminal and mastermind of this project, Nimrod. This time, instead of wiping them out in death as He had done through the Flood, God permitted them to live, but He segregated them by confusing their means of communication. In the end, they are separated from one another. All their glorious plans of building a great city and tower had to be abandoned because they could not communicate with each other.

Another tragic resulted from what happened in Genesis 11. All of these people who were scattered over the face of the earth were also separated from the holy line—a family through which God almost exclusively worked, that began with Shem. Actually, the line began after the death of Abel with Seth, the son of Adam, and came down through Enoch to Noah and from Noah to Shem. From Shem the descent finally produced Abraham. After Babel, the scattered people were, in fact, not only separated from that holy line, but also from God's Word, which this family preserved and passed down. This was another tragic result of their sin!

Revelation 13:1-18  (Go to this verse :: Verse pop-up)

Chapter 13 begins with a very colorful, almost overpowering, vision showing an overview of the political system that Satan works trough.

There is just enough given here to connect this with the Daniel 2 and 7. What arises in Revelation 13 actually has its beginnings long before Jesus Christ, all the way back to Nimrod, showing a definite time progression. This is the system that rears its head at the end time, but the vision is given so that we will understand that this is the system that Satan has always worked through.

As you can see, satan started with Babylon/Babyloneans and lay a foundation of perversion with which he play into the church later on through Rome and pass it to the world at large.

Revelation 3:14-22, and the Laodicean CHURCH

Note, Unbelieving Roman Government at that time couldn't have lay Solid Foundation for Christianity. They killed Christ, later on his Apostles because they (Rome) didn't believe the Gospel. After Rome had killed so many and subdued early Apostles, they (Roman Government) smuggle all manner of idol practices into the church and lay a foundation of what you and I know today as Catholic.

So, there are So many things which are Anti-Christ that Catholic must change before it can get it right. In other words, it (Catholic) Seated on a Very Wrong Foundation.
48  Forum / Religion / Re: Cardinal Anthony Okojie Blasts Chris Okotie For His Comments On Catholics on: 30-12-2013 09:33 AM
Topic: There Is No Hell Fire; Adam and Eve Not Real – Pope Francis Claims (Read 11898 times)
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One man who is out to open many old “secrets” in the Catholic church is Pope Francis. Some of the beliefs that are held in the church but contrary to the loving nature of God are now being set aside by the Pope who was recently name The Man of The Year by TIME Magazine,  observed.
In his latest revelations, Pope Francis said:



“Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God.”

In a shocking speech that is reverberating across the world, Pope Francis declared that:

“All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. What other kind of truth is there? In the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful. Today, we no longer judge. Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough for heterosegxwals and homosegxwals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For conservatives and liberals, even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God.”

In the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in the Vatican City, in discussing the future of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and dogmas. The Third Vatican Council, is the largest and most important since the Second Vatican Council was concluded in 1962.
Pope Francis convened the new council to “finally finish the work of the Second Vatican Council.”

The Third Vatican Council concluded with Pope Francis announcing that…

Catholicism is now a “modern and reasonable religion, which has undergone evolutionary changes. The time has come to abandon all intolerance. We must recognize that religious truth evolves and changes. Truth is not absolute or set in stone. Even atheists acknowledge the divine. Through acts of love and charity the atheist acknowledges God as well, and redeems his own soul, becoming an active participant in the redemption of humanity.”

One statement in the Pope’s speech has sent traditionalists into a fit of confusion and hysteria…

“God is changing and evolving as we are, For God lives in us and in our hearts. When we spread love and kindness in the world, we touch our own divinity and recognize it. The Bible is a beautiful holy book, but like all great and ancient works, some passages are outdated. Some even call for intolerance or judgement. The time has come to see these verses as later interpolations, contrary to the message of love and truth, which otherwise radiates through scripture. In accordance with our new understanding, we will begin to ordain women as cardinals, bishops and priests. In the future, it is my hope that we will have a woman pope one day. Let no door be closed to women that is open to men!”

A few cardinals in the Catholic church are against Pope Francis’ latest declarations. Watch out for the report.
49  Forum / Religion / Re: There Is No Hell Fire; Adam and Eve Not Real – Pope Francis Claims on: 30-12-2013 09:14 AM
WERE ARE THOSE WHO SAID PASTOR CHRIS OKOTIE IS SICK, WHO IS SICK NOW?
50  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Deposed Wife-Beating Akure Monarch, Pleading For Reinstatement, Sends 18-Page Ap on: 27-12-2013 09:47 AM
Quote from: angesco on 25-12-2013 11:58 AM

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51  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: WHAT! Gov Amaechi Impregnates Wole Soyinka’s Daughter As They Expect Baby Soon? on: 19-12-2013 01:50 PM
Is that why Professor Wole Soyinka has been fighting Mrs. Jonathan. Protecting the Daughters interest and making all of us think that he is on the side of truth. Abeg
52  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: What Is Wrong With this Photo [Loaded Lady Edition] on: 9-12-2013 10:25 AM
Quote from: clementtunika on  6-12-2013 06:09 PM
Photoshop
yes, Photoshop indeed
53  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Policewoman Committed Suicide After Texting Husband Message Meant For Her Lover on: 9-12-2013 09:58 AM
She made the first mistake by sleeping with another man then did the worst by taken her own life.The devil is really sitting on some people. Some people are really, really  LOST
54  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: "He Has Bitten More Than He Can Chew" - Toni Payne Battles Rev. Chris Okotie on: 5-12-2013 03:24 PM
Quote from: frichado on  5-12-2013 09:32 AM
And people should stop calling he a pastor because he collected my girl friend from me and I will pay him back when the time comes  
YOU NO DEY SHAME. MAN LIKE YOU TAKE YOUR WOMAN
55  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: BEAUTY-BEAST:Photographer Yomi Black Mocks His Ex-girlfriends Over Gorgeous Wife on: 2-12-2013 10:22 AM
She is looking real good, i am using her picture on my BBM. So Yomi Black, you better hold her ooooooooooo. hmmmmmmmmm, she is good. Not fake Oyinbo
56  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Church of England To Allow Church Blessings For Gay Couples on: 2-12-2013 08:47 AM
This people have really lost it
57  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: WTH: Ex-Footballer Discovers All 3 Kids From 20 Years Of Marriage Are Not His (Page 2) on: 29-11-2013 04:12 PM
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, Una go kill person
58  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Oshiomole Apologises Over ''Go And Die'' Comment Made To Widow..... on: 29-11-2013 04:04 PM
Apologies, noooooooooooo............... The statement was to hush. He should try to see the woman, the statement was to hush.
59  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Linda Ikeji's Ex, Dan Foster falls FLAT ON THE FLOOR as Comedian Thrills on NGT on: 29-11-2013 09:19 AM
I just want to laugh like this too
60  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: [Photos] Mile-Long floating City With Schools, Hospital, Parks, Airport on: 29-11-2013 09:16 AM
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