Taking God’s Name in Vain: The Use of “I AM” by Illuminati Entertainers

"Thou shall not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain." - Exodus 20:7. Hopefully, Nas will learn that one day.

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Exodus 3:7

Certain parts of the pop entertainment world, under influence of the occult and the Illuminati, have embraced and promoted the New Age, Luciferian idea that man can “become God.”  The notion of humans acquiring divinity is reflected in the lyrics, imagery and symbols used in pop culture, including the repeated use of “I AM”,  the name God uses in the Bible.  The deception that man can now become God, which started in the Garden of Eden, has gone mainstream as many belief systems, New Age groups and religions promote the idea that a human can attain godhood or has hidden divinity within them that just needs to be released. And the proclamation of “I AM” is just another subtle means of communicating this idea to the public.

Exodus Chapter 3 introduces us to the name God gave for Himself when Moses asked. In the Bible and in ancient Jewish culture, a name was much more than an identification tool. It was a statement of who one was. Of the nature and character of a person. In the case of The Lord, the name “I AM” (in Hebrew it is Yahweh or Jehovah) signifies the unique qualities of God as existing outside of time, with no beginning or end. As one Bible commentary sums it up:

“And God said – Two names God would now be known by. A name that speaks what he is in himself, I am that I am – This explains his name Jehovah, and signifies, 1st, That he is self – existent; he has his being of himself, and has no dependence upon any other. And being self – existent he cannot but be self – sufficient, and therefore all – sufficient, and the inexhaustible fountain of being and bliss. Secondly, That he is eternal and unchangeable, always the same, yesterday to – day, and for ever: he will be what he will be, and what he is. Thirdly. That he is faithful and true to all his promises, unchangeable in his word as well as in his nature, and not a man that he should lie. Let Israel know this, I am hath sent me unto you. A name that speaks what he is to his people.” (Source)

The Septuagint, the oldest version of the Old Testament, translated from Paleo-Hebrew (the language used to write the Torah in ancient times), has the verse as “I AM he who exists.” God is self-existent. He does not rely on any other being for His existence. He was not created and is the Creator of all things that are living. So the name “I AM” represents the singular quality of self-existence that only The Lord possesses. Qualities that as finite beings limited by time and death, it is even hard for humans to fathom or understand.

Respect for God’s Name

“O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.” — Psalm 8:1
“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. ” – Psalm 103:1

 

The Bible instructs us to revere and praise the Holy Name of God. God’s name represents His Being. When King Solomon was tasked with building the first temple to The Lord, where the Ark of the Covenant would reside and God would make His presence revealed in the Holy of Holies, he prayed in front of the nation of Israel to commemorate the occasion. And in his prayer the King said:

And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled it, saying, Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel. And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. 18And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart. Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name. And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. (1 Kings 8) 

So the name of God holds very special significance in the Bible. The Third Commandment says: Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. (Exodus 20:7). Using the Lord’s name in a reckless, casual or disrespectful manner, is a sin.

Satan’s Deception

 

Be very wary of this book.

From the moment he is first mentioned in the Bible, Satan was seeking to undermine God’s plans for humanity by offering humans the ability to “be as gods.” In the Garden of Eden, the Devil tempted Eve to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil, even though God had forbid her from eating it “lest she die.” Satan twisted God’s words and said “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”  The idea of a secret way to “be God” has been one of Satan’s main deceptions from the beginning of humanity. And today it is no different as many people have been seduced into believing they can be God or god-like and can thus fully control their destiny and obtain whatever they desire in the world (this is known as the Law of Attraction – a basic principle of witchcraft and Wicca).

 

Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret, one of the best selling books of all time, takes this New Age deception to the extreme. The book, heavily promoted by Oprah Winfrey, was No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list for 13 straight weeks, has more than 19 million copies in print and is premised on the idea that humans completely control the universe and can have god-like power to acquire wealth, fame, love and success when properly channeled.  Byrne writes:

“You are God in a physical body. You are Spirit in the flesh. You are Eternal Life expressing itself as You. You are a cosmic being. You are all power. You are all power. You are magnificence.  You are all intelligence . You are the creator.” The Secret, p.164.

 

The Secret also instructs its readers that the main way to achieve this god-like status is to use the words: “I Am”:

“When you say “I am”, the words that follow are summoning creation with a mighty force, because you are declaring it to be fact. You are stating it with certainty…Knowing this, wouldn’t it be a good idea to begin to use the two most powerful words, I AM, to your advantage? How about, “I AM receiving every good thing. I AM happy. I AM abundant. I AM healthy. I AM love. I AM always on time. I AM  eternal youth…”  [please note the use of caps is the author's].

The Secret teaches that you are God.  And use of godly power is achieved by using the phrase “I AM” and writes it in capital letters just as the Bible does in writing God’s name. Time and time again, the occultism or Illuminati beliefs will take their origin from the Bible and twist just as Satan did in the Garden of Eden. The first Commandment God gave was “I am the LORD thy God, ….Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:2-3). And that “other god” does not have to be a god of another religion. It can be yourself.  Thinking of yourself as God is an extreme form of rebellion and is at the heart of sin in society today. And for the every day, non-celebrity it is no different. While you may not think “I am a god!”, making decisions that you know are against God’s law, deciding you know better, or just saying “God not exist”, is setting yourself up on the throne as God of your life.  And the current culture  of self-idolatry, self-promotion and “doing whatever you like” makes it easy to slip into this rebellion.

To no surprise, doing whatever you feel is the foundation of Satanism and Illuminati Luciferian beliefs. The Satanic Bible states:  “The Satanist realizes that man, and the action and reaction of the universe is responsible for everything.” “Man, the animal is the godhead to the Satanist.” “Every man is a god if he chooses to recognize himself as one…. treat yourself like the king (god) that you are…” (pp.89,96). Infamous Satanist, 33rd Degree Freemason and occultist Aleister Crowley wrote: “The true God is man. In man are all things hidden” (Magick in Theory and Practice, p. 285). So whether or not one is aware of it, by siding with their own thoughts and rules over God,  a person unwittingly slips into Satan’s false religion of Self-Worship.

Enter Pop Culture

Today’s celebrity culture has become modern-day idol worship. The media has bombarded society with the faces and fame of celebrities to the point that they have become the gods and goddesses for many people today who buy their products, plaster their rooms with photos and images of celebrities or wear clothes bearing the image of their “idols.” And celebrities have ran with the idea mixed in with their own false theology to be so bold as to use God’s name for themselves. The use of the name “I AM” has exploded in recent years.  G. Craige Lewis is the head of EX Ministries, and creator of the very successful “Truth Behind Hip Hop” series, has done extensive sermons on the influence of satanism and the occult in hip hop. Lewis summed up much of the spiritual foundation in the genre:

“Hip Hop is wicked because it is a subculture influenced by false religious beliefs from the Universal Zulu Nation, Nation of Islam, 5 Percent Nation of Gods and Earths, Rastafarianism, and other religions, and believes that the Black man is god and denies the supremacy of Jesus Christ as the only way to eternal life.” (source)

So whether it’s the Secret, the Law of Attraction of the Zulu Nation, the world provides many spiritual paths for pop stars to believe they can become gods or goddesses.  And using the name of God from the Bible is just a way of making that “affirmation.”  Here are just a few examples.

Rapper Nas, (as seen above), on his album called “I Am” (notice he is depicted as an Egyptian god).

 

Nas who has repeatedly attacked Christianity in his lyrics wanted the original cover for his first album, “Illmatic” to picture him attacking Jesus on the cross (he was not permitted to). A lyric from one of his early songs states: “When I was 12, I went to hell for snuffing Jesus”.  And here is Nas on a cross himself, mocking the crucifixion of Jesus in the video for the song “Hate Me Now”.

 

 

Jay-Z


Below is Jay-Z, on a cover for a mixtape that quotes a line from his song “The Takeover”:

The takeover, the break’s over n—,
The God MC, me, Jay-Hova

 

Jay-Z, who in many articles has been allegedly linked to the Illuminati and Freemasonry,  repeatedly refers to himself as “Jay-Hova”, an obvious reference to the name of God from the Bible. In a song called “D’Evils” Jay-Z raps:

“I never prayed to God, I prayed to Gotti,
That’s right it’s wicked, that life I live it,
Ain’t askin for forgiveness for my sins..”

And here is a shirt made by Jay-Z’s Rocawear clothing line after his return from a brief retirement:

The statement seems pretty clear.

 

Beyonce

Beyonce, the wife of Jay-Z,  has also used the name of God for herself:

 

And here is another photo with the satanic Baphomet image (we explain Beyonce’s use of the Baphomet symbol in our article “Nikki Minaj, Beyonce and the Cult of Demon Possession”)  on display:

 

Christian Aguilera

 

 

 

Rapper T.I.

 

Will I.AM.

 

 50 Cent

The back cover of the album jacket for soul group Earth, Wind and Fire’s “I AM” album.

 

And here is the front of the album cover:

Note that the album is heavy in Masonic/Egyptian godhood symbolism.

 

Mary J. Blige

 

 

Rapper The Game

 

Ashlee Simpson

Chrisette Michelle

Kool G Rap

L’il Wayne

 

 

And here is a clip of Oprah Winfrey, one of the greatest promoters of New Age Spirituality and the notion that , discussing the book “A New Earth” with New Age author Eckhart Tolle, which promotes a borderless global society, dismissing notions of Heaven or Hell and other New Age concepts. In 2008, Oprah taught an online webinar with Tolle based on this book that over 35 million people participated in. Once again the conversation comes back to a person taking on the “I AM”, the name of God:

 

 

 

 

The Real ‘I AM’

 

Jesus Christ did not hesitate to confirm that He is the “I AM.”  During His earthly ministry as He preached and performed numerous miracles, Jesus was repeatedly challenged by the religious leadership in Israel as to what was the source of His power and authority.   The Pharisees refused to see Jesus as sent of God, even though He preached Old Testament scripture to them over and over again and performed miracles that the Bible said the Messiah would perform. In on exchange, after Jesus told His followers: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” meaning that by believing in Him as the Savior would lead to freedom from sin and wrath and into eternal life through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. The Pharisees challenged this statement about being “set free” because they felt as descendants of Abraham, and part of the blood lineage of the 12 tribes of Israel they were in right standing with God. Jesus was trying to inform them that it took faith in Him to receive eternal life and responded:

Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.  Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a [demon inside of you]. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.  Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?   Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:   Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.  Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.  Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?   Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you Before Abraham was, I am. (John 8:51-58)

Jesus’ statement was affirming that He is the “I AM.” He, the Son of God, and God The Father were one. His statement was immediately understood to be a claim to divinity, as can be told by the next verse where the Pharisees gathered rocks to stone him for His statements. In John Chapter 10, Jesus was preaching and once again the Pharisees tried to stone Him:

 

 31Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.  32Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?  33The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. (John 10:31-33)

 

“I Am” is a title in the Bible that clearly means one is God. Jesus rightfully proclaimed to the people “I Am” because as the Son of God, He and God are truly one in the same. Jesus is the real “I Am”, not any pop star or “idol” of entertainment today. And though they may try and claim “godhood” it just a deception as there is only one God who exists in three person (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). And in Jesus’ victory on the cross, now His Name has been elevated above all others. The Bible says of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross where He took the punishment for the sins of humanity:

 

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.   Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 1And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:8-11)

 

Conclusion

The use of the title “I AM” in music today is just another part a of disturbing, evil spiritual trend infiltrating entertainment and pop culture and being subtly given to society. Thanks to celebrities like  Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, L’il Wayne and other Illuminati entertainers the move away from Godly values and embrace of sin and the occult is accelerating even faster.  The blasphemous use of God’s name, the delusion of thinking humans can become gods and the descent into sin is the same trap that Satan has been setting for humanity since the Garden of Eden. This is why it is more important than ever to know the truth which is the Word of God found in the Bible. As the world moves closer to the end times, music and entertainment has taken on a more spiritual nature and faith in Jesus Christ, the true “I AM” will give spiritual discernment to not fall for the Devil’s devices but also provide eternal life. So are you going make yourself God or listen to the Word of the True God and Creator of the Universe?

God loves all people and His will is that we live forever in fellowship with Him, which is why He sent Jesus Christ. Jesus is the true Savior and Son of God and instead of taking His name, we should be pointing people to the Gospel so they can worship and exalt it. As the Bible states, at some point every person who has ever lived will bow when they hear the name of Jesus. The only difference is whether you will do it willingly in life or in fear and guilt after being judged in death. Do not be deceived.

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  1. God has many names. this article is just taking things too far!
    If asked “who are you?” we all respond by saying “I am….. so and so.” Is that blasphemous? Hell no. (no pun intended.)

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    • FollowerOfChrist says:

      The difference is, when I respond to someone saying “I am so and so” i don’t have thousands of viewers and my fan base isn’t a high percentage of the population. Let’s be realistic. When you greet some one you’re not talkin to thousands. These artist and these celebrities are practically proclaiming their “godliness” to millions of people. There is the problem.

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  2. FollowerOfChrist says:

    Great article. I think it’s become something so oftenly used by celebrities, it’s become the norm. A lot of the time we can’t see things consciously, we forget that our minds also read things subconsciously. Even though we may look at the screen and see a bright red car in the front and there’s a blue car behind it. Our conscious minds will see the red car in the front but our subconscious will think about that blue are in the back and we’ll start to apply it to our lives without consciously doing so. In other words, we start to act like “gods” or sleeves because the music or the videos we watch effect us subconsciously. Very scary how the media and celebrities grab hold of us through this type of advertisement. That’s why in Mark 13:30 the bible stresses vigilance. Everything you do, watch and pray. The enemy wants to destroy humanity but God’s plan is the ultimate plan.

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  3. jameccia says:

    Beautifully written! Praise his Holy name. You know I always felt some kind of way when seeing how these people use “I AM”. I think its a shame how they use the word of God as if to make a mockery of the Gospel. Like mary-mary saying that you must have the God factor to understand the Lord which is the same thing that krs-one said upon completion of his holy hip-hop bible. I think that they are knowingly doing wrong for the sake of fame and money. Less of me and more of you (Jesus Christ) is what is need!

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  4. Kandi Girl says:

    Very eye-opening and informative research. I admire how you sum it all up with showing how Jesus is the true “I AM.” My heart is heavy at what Satan is doing with entertainment and how people are unknowingly (and knowlingly) getting sucked in. God bless you for posting this. My prayer is that more Christians take a stand and speak out. We have to be equipped for this spiritual warfare!

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  5. Kandi Girl says:

    Jack: God has many names. this article is just taking things too far!If asked “who are you?” we all respond by saying “I am….. so and so.” Is that blasphemous? Hell no. (no pun intended.)

    No this article is not taking it too far. It is one thing to say “I am whomever…” but when your lyrics and lifestyle also is contradictory to God, one can be certain that when that person is using the phrase “I am..” he/she is considering himself/herself a god. Just look at the lyrics and the music videos of these artists. Especially the one with NAS and Jay-Z…

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  6. You Need Schooling says:

    These devils. They make a mockery of the Lord God Jehovah. Do not worry or be bothered with them.

    Psalm 37 (KJV, in part) –

    Fret not thyself because of evildoers.
    Neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
    For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
    And shall wither as the green herb.
    Trust in the Lord and do good;
    So shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

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  7. This is non-sense. Listen to the Nas & Damian Marley album ‘Distant Relatives’, the lyrics speak for themselves. Nas is clearly NOT Illuminati.

    “What really did I escape from? Thought I saw Gods face on the design on my vintage Claiborne Swear I see em every day in the bus or the train Or the billboards out there that hang tall I still give thanks for him, have faith for him No matter what his names called.”

    ~ “In His own Words” – Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives

    I am… confident that you have read into this too far and suggest having a listen to the musicans music before labeling someone illuminati. I am a Seventh Day Christian and play this album weekly.

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    • Hey Josh,

      Thanks for your comment. Since Nas’ first album, he has been a promoter of 5 Percenter Theology in addition to Illuminati-inspired lyrics. I am familiar with the idea that the “Distant Relatives” album was supposed to be an “anti-New World Order” type of album but I have yet to see any clear statements in their lyrics that bears this out. Additionally is definitely anti-Jesus Christ, so I am surprised that you would be listening to his music every day.

      And I’d ask you, what do you make of this lyric from Nas’ song “Where y’all at?”:

      “Numero uno, annuit coeptis
      That’s the language of our Latin ancestors
      On the back of a dollar, the plan and the message”

      It sounds to me as if he is promoting the New World Order. What are your thoughts?

      God bless.

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      • Been Illmatic since Illmatic says:

        Promoting New World Order?!! He stating the facts! (for crying out loud). Should I remain silent as regards to the words that the illuminati have written all over the place? And if i say “hey bro, dig this, this part of the dollar reads “Lucifer is light”. Would I be promoting the NWO? smh.

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  8. Jack:
    God has many names. this article is just taking things too far!
    If asked “who are you?” we all respond by saying “I am….. so and so.” Is that blasphemous? Hell no. (no pun intended.)

    Actually, God has many *titles*. He has but one name:
    “Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

    God said to Moses, “I AM who I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:13-14)

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  9. Hody Jo says:

    This was phenomenal.I have long been a hip hop fan.Jay and Nas were some of my favorite rappers.However i’m a Follower of Christ Jesus first.The problem our youth,hip hop culture has is that we stopped thinking and listening.Hip Hop was started out as an appraisal of society through the eyes of the poor,then it transformed it a collective brainwashing.If you follow the lyrics of the artists instead of the production you will see that their beliefs/allegiance is plain to see.Ever wonder why there are no songs proclaiming Jesus Christ to be the one true Messiah,the ONLY Way get to Heaven?Or how every song discusses either setting up heaven on earth,sorrow or despair?No hope for the eternal state of your soul or having to give an account for all thoughts,motives,and actions &not acting when prompted to.I know it may be a lot to handle being faced with the fact that Satan has infiltrated even the most seemingly harmless means to keep you in darkness or that such an elaborate means to draw you away for the Royal Heir (Child of God) has been constructed.But it really shouldn’t be because it is all layer out in the Holy Bible.The blogger covered all the hotspots.Guess what it’s not new nor is it isolated to just hip Hop.It slander all genres other than Gospel Music (scripturally accurate,contextually accurate music that preaches Jesus aka The Word)Inspirational Music is Not Gospel Music.I encourage folks to continue their research&always reference The Word.Let us move from the elementary things as Paul writes about.Thank you family for the post.Brothers and Sisters we have much work to do and the ONLY way we can accomplish anything is through the empowering of The Holy Spirit,and if its God’s Will

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  10. When I saw Eckhart…. I started using my mind.
    (He has had great influence in my life from what i read in his writings)

    The first commenter was right, if I’m starving, of course I will say or respond to my friend, I AM Hungry.

    Obviously I believe the whole article, and Ive done enough research to know that these celebs sell their souls for fame and money.And I understand their use of I AM… which is to mock God

    But hearing someone like Eckhart using the words, I Am… in a different context, what is the evil in that?
    You have to understand what he means when he use those words.

    I can try to convince someone, but you will only HEAR me if your mind is open, otherwise its no use.
    Stop making everything sound evil, just cos its used in a way in which your experience has not yet allowed you to be.

    Always…. Understand first. That’s good.

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  11. Good day

    May you know now the real name of God in the Bible as revealed by Maestro Erano M. Evangelista in the website :www.thename.ph

    And also during this time of great disaster and suffering. Our religious pastors and priests advise us to call on the name of Jesus for protection and salvation. But as we call on Jesus’ name, the more the calamities and conflicts are getting worse and more people are dying and suffering.

    Why does this happen?

    In the Bible we can read that before Jesus died, he cried out :
    … “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matt.27:46 NKJV
    Why did Jesus cry out he was forsaken by God? If God forsook Jesus, how much more us who only call on Jesus?

    Are we suffering because we are making God angry by calling on a false god in the name of Jesus whom He has forsaken and not on His TRUE NAME and disobeying His commandments?

    It’s time we discover who Jesus in the Bible really is and learn God’s true decree about Jesus — was he forsaken by God to be punished by the rod of men for our sins OR for his OWN iniquity?

    I would like to share with you a link about a Bible exposition by my teacher, Maestro Evangelista. May you read it with an open mind.

    http://www.thename.ph/thename/revelations/greatestdeception-en.htm

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    • Hi Earl,

      The site you are promoting denies that Jesus Christ, The Lord, is the Son of God. It calls him a “deceiver.” It calls the Apostles “liars.” And to no surprise it lists your “Maestro” as the “angel of the lord.” in short, it is an unbiblical cult site.

      The Bible says: “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” - 1 John 1:22-23. I urge you to repent from this antichrist doctrine you are promoting and seek God’s mercy through the same Jesus you are currently blaspheming.

      Otherwise, how can you ever have salvation? What is your belief on how you are making it it to Heaven?

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      • To have salvation is to call on the Name of God

        As written in: Psalm 25:10-11
        New International Version (NIV)
        10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
        toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
        11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
        forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

        To call on the Name of God can only be one be assured of salvation

        By calling on Jesus is to perish oneself- For how can one be saved by a man who cried out questioning God why he was forsaken? Wake up My friend. Redeem yourself from such deception!

        May you be reminded that Jesus is no longer culpable for he had long admitted his failure in this link:
        http://www.thename.ph/thename/testimony/jes10-en.html

        If you read the said link how can you say now that by calling on Jesus you will have eternal life when he himself is in the pit below?

        Maestro Evangelista will reveal the truth about the teachings of the religions regarding Jesus – that he lived and died without committing sin or having done “wrong.”

        It is true that a man born of a woman can claim that he is without sin?
        How then can a man be righteous before God?
        How can one born of woman be pure?
        If even the moon is not bright
        and the stars are not pure in his eyes,
        how much less man, who is but a maggot –
        a son of man, who is only a worm!”
        Job 25:4-6 (NIV)
        We are all born free, with freedom to make choices, no one may say that he had not committed sin in his lifetime.

        Did Jesus admit that he also sinned and “a worm” like any other men?”
        My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
        Why are you so far from saving me,
        so far from the words of my groaning?
        O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
        by night, and am not silent.
        Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
        you are the praise of Israel.
        In you our fathers put their trust;
        they trusted and you delivered them.
        They cried to you and were saved;
        in you they trusted and were not disappointed.
        But I am a worm and not a man,
        scorned by men and despised by the people.
        All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads:
        Psalm 22:1-7 (NIV)
        Was it really Jesus?
        My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
        and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
        you lay me in the dust of death.
        Dogs have surrounded me;
        a band of evil men has encircled me,
        they have pierced my hands and my feet.
        Psalm 22:15-16 (NIV)
        It was Jesus!
        I can count all my bones;
        people stare and gloat over me.
        They divide my garments among them
        and cast lots for my clothing.
        Psalm 22:17-18 (NIV)
        Do we have to remain in sin? How can we seek forgiveness from God?
        Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.
        Deuteronomy 24:16 (NIV)
        Whoever sins will account for it, not even a parent nor any other man may suffer for another’s sin.

        Is there really a man who has not committed a sin?
        “When your people go to war against their enemies, wherever you send them, and when they pray to the LORD toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name, then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.
        I Kings 8:44-45 (NIV)
        This is applies to the people who know the Name of God.
        “When they sin against you – for there is no one who does not sin – and you become angry with them and give them over to the enemy, who takes them captive to his own land, far away or near;
        I Kings 8:46 (NIV)
        No man can claim he has not committed a sin! The religions teach that Jesus never committed sin. It is not true.

        When we commit a sin, will God punish us right away?
        “What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel:
        ” ‘The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’?
        “As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel. For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son – both alike belong to me. T he soul who sins is the one who will die.
        Ezekiel 18:2-4 (NIV)
        This is only directed to the people of God, not to the people of the world.

        There is no such thing as “original sin”. From the time of Moses up to the time of the Prophets, God has said that there is no truth to the concept of “original sin”. To date, the religions still teach their doctrine of “original sin?” Why? Because they are not really in the service of God!

        We commit sin individually to God.

        How true is it that each man will answer to God for his sin?
        The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.
        Ezekiel 18:20 (NIV)
        No one may intercede or save another from sin, God will not consider it. Only God has the power to forgive. What should we do?
        “But if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all
        my decrees and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die.
        Ezekiel 18:21 (NIV)
        Sin is set as an example to give us an idea that even the gravest sin can be forgiven by God.

        We only need to repent and change our ways, and in time God will forgive us for our sins, if we will refrain from doing it again.

        The religions say that our sins are written in heaven, is there truth in it?
        None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him.
        Because of the righteous things he has done, he will live.
        Ezekiel 18:22 (NIV)
        If we repent, change our ways and return to God and obey His Commandments, God will forgive us for our sins.

        What about those who are really wicked, does God want them to die?
        Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?
        Ezekiel 18:23 (NIV)
        God is not pleased with the death of the wicked; repent and change your ways. Return to God and obey His Commandments. This has been the calling of God to all men, which is now manifested through the revelations of Maestro Eraño Evangelista.

        What about the others, like Jesus, who had been righteous before but has committed wickedness; what will be the judgment of God?
        If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits sin,
        he will die for it; because of the sin he has committed he will die.
        Ezekiel 18:26 (NIV)
        As long as we live, we have a chance to seek forgiveness from God. Like Jesus, who had committed a grievous sin. As he is nailed to the cross, he cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Is he seeking forgiveness for his sin or is he blaming God? He was forsaken in the end, because he did not ask for forgiveness from God.

        What is the admonition from God?
        For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone,
        declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!
        Ezekiel 18:32 (NIV)
        God is inviting everyone to know Him and His Great Name. We only have to repent and change our ways, and we will live our lives to the fullest.

        Again, if a man says that he is without sin, what does God say about it?
        you say, ‘I am innocent;
        he is not angry with me.’
        But I will pass judgment on you
        because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’
        Jeremiah 2:35 (NIV)
        The more you deny your sin, the more God will judge you heavily.

        Seek forgiveness from God alone. Repent , call on His Name and return to Him!

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        • Yeshua never claimed to be a son of man, He said He was The Son of Man -a title signifying to the Jews at that time that He was the one prophecied about (one of the reasons they called Him blasphemous).

          Let me give you an example; I have a son, my son is his father ( his dad’s, blood, lineiage aesthetics, mannerisms ect…), yet he is is own entity as well. When Yeshua claims to be The son of man, He is saying He is God, in bodily form ( his own entity) the reason Yeshua did not sin was b/c He was perfect, He did not become perfect b/c He did not sin, He was already perfect, therefore He did not sin. Yeshua did not claim to be man but, God in the form of a man.

          God did not come as an actual sinful, wicked human, but in the form of a man to be a perfect sacrafice, there is/was not another perfect being to account for the sins of men, so Yhwh in His mercy came in the form of a man to be sacrificed on our account. To take the consequence of our fallen state for us.

          Your understanding of the truth of Christ is wrong w/ regard to the very basics of who He is/was and His purpose on earth, accordingly all of the teachings you add to your basic misunderstanding is error as well. Dear soul, you should start all over, call on Yeshua ask Him to help you see, ask Him to teach you who He is, learn from the source, then you will know. The path to salvation is confession and repentance, and seeking God with your whole heart so that you may find Him. Ask Him to help you believe. Your teachings / understanding is very flawed.

          John 1:14
          Matthew 16:16

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  12. Beware of those who say you are not GOD, you may end up like Jesus.

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  13. God-class says:

    Good article. However, it would appear that it contradicts a few fundamental principles of Christianity. You see, man, in his perfect form (between the Fall of Men and the reconciliation through the blood of the lamb), is the image of God (Gen1:27). That’s not to say we are our own Gods, but we are God-like. This was further solidified by Jesus when He granted us authority through his name (He even said, through his name, we’ll be able to do even greater miracles than ones he did provided we just believe). So, in a way, and as much as I don’t like to say it, there is some truth in that book The Secret, it’s just twisted out of context from the way God said we ought to use his name I AM (Joel 3:10, “Let the weak say I AM strong” etc)

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  14. I AM i s the name of God but there is only ONE I AM and its the SAME I AM that is us, Jesus and everyone. Organized religion has made Jesus the only SON of God and the rest of us are Bastards. The lords prayer begins with OUR FATHER not OUR STEPFATHER! also Jesus said “CALL NO MAN ON THE EARTH YOUR FATHER!!!!!! we are the SONS of God just like JESUS. The reality is that we dont really exist separate from God because ther is no US. We believe what we are taught by our parents that we are just humans etc. but only God can be anything. Paul said “IN HIM WE LIVE MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING. I as a human identity am NOT GOD but GOD IS BEING ME and YOU and everything in existence. But we have hypnotized ourselves by believing we are our bodies,races,religious affiliations,gender etc. MAN is the visibility of the invisible unlimited God. All races are GOD wrapped in different colored beautiful pkgs. I LOVE YOU ALL

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  15. Christopher says:

    The Earth Wind & Fire covers u have posted need correction. Yes indeed, that was the back of the “I Am” album cover. But what u have shown as the front cover was not the same album. The front cover u show is from EWF’s “All n All” album and the title of that particular album is actually on the cover.

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  16. Barbara says:

    A ‘Christian’ band The Whosoevers also use the I AM.
    http://thewhosoevers.com/THREAT

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  17. I AM whoever says I AM

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