Sunday, 12 April 2009


A book by Edward Laughlan, featuring the apostle Paul:



The subject of death must be clarified as it has been dealt with in an atrocious way by the Church. The wolves who moved in have had a field day with this subject, subverting the truth in order to teach and spread confusion among you. Let that confusion come to an end now! The Old Testament records are very clear on the subject of death, which clarity is made a mockery of! Much to their shame, the churches teach that scriptures in the New Testament that contradict the Old Testament, supersede the Old, although in the same breath they will tell you that the Old and the New must fit perfectly – how can that be? Such contradiction of words! Brethren, this cannot be! You are falling deeper into your own pit of confusion and lies, destroying the accuracy of the Word, pulling it apart at the seams, teaching what suits the ears at the time, changing it to fit the moment, O foolish man!
You teach the abominations of the Pharisees, brought forth from the land of Babylon. It saddens me to observe the depths to which you have fallen! Not only do you teach such nonsense, but you dare to defend it vehemently, which make me wonder if any of you are able to hear the truth at all, your hearts so far gone! But I must not falter in this the work I have been given, whether you will change your wicked ways and believe the truth, or whether you will continue in your error. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. This witness, given in ancient times and rejected, is given here anew.
If the soul (psuche), as it is taught today, is truly immortal, then why is not the word immortal, nor indeed the word incorruptible, found written in the Old Testament? Surely, if the soul was immortal then our Creator would have told us so? Indeed, what you teach in your churches regarding death, is the opposite of what is recorded by the Father. Natural man, is the man of body and soul. Soul, is breath life – nephesh in Hebrew, which occurs 754 times in the Old Hebrew Testament. Adam, was formed, made and created – meaning he was a three part being of body, breath life and holy spirit. Adam of course lost his holy spirit with his rebellion and was left a natural man of body and breath life.
The natural man must learn everything from his five senses – hearing, tasting, smelling, seeing and touching. He has nothing of holy spirit within apart from the spiritual spark that gave him life and which keeps him alive and breathing. The life of the flesh, is in the blood, as we know from Leviticus. This dies with us when we die as taught in the Holy Scriptures. This spiritual spark of life is in all life forms from plant seeds, to animals, to man - without which, nothing can live! It is a spark of spiritual power.
How then can you teach and believe that man’s breath life is immortal and that it takes the form of the body and has consciousness even after death? To be tormented in Hell or to appear in Paradise? If a man’s breath life be immortal then it is even so of animals as well!
Ecclesiastes 3: 19: “For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath (nephesh) so that a man has no pre-eminence (advantage) above a beast: for all is vanity.”
In Psalms 49, the writer, in recognizing the need for redemption, notes the same fact that man - like the beasts, perish and will remain in the grave until redeemed by the Father. There is never any mention of the soul going to Paradise or Hell – only the grave! This is man’s teaching!
Psalms 146: 4: “His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his Earth; In that very day, his thoughts perish.”
Who now still wishes to teach and believe the lie that the soul goes to Paradise or Hell and keeps its consciousness? Both man and beast have been given the same breath life but you teach that only man remains alive after death.
The prophet Isaiah recorded: “For every one that is called by My name, for I have created him for My glory, I have formed him, yea I have made him.” I myself noted in my letter to the Thessalonians that man was body, soul and spirit. That is of course, those who are born again! As I have pointed out to you beforehand, Yahweh, is of accurate speech, and does never speak a word that is unnecessary! Natural man is body and soul – formed and made. He has nothing of the created spirit!
Adam before the fall, was body, soul and spirit. All who came after him, who walked after the Creator God, had spirit placed upon them, which allowed them a spiritual connection with the Father and which permitted acts of miracles and wonders to take place. Believers today, have the spirit placed within, which cannot be removed, unlike in the past. It must be acknowledged that the Creator God, Yahweh, the Maker and Inventor of all things including our language, understands and knows how to use language better than we!
Man treats language abysmally, and more so I believe when dealing with the sacred Word! It seems to me that unbelievers know more about the accurate use of language – this brethren, is very sinful! Instead of mistreating the Word and forcing it to conform to your preconceived ideas and beliefs, we as sons of the Most High God must attend to His Word with a fresh mind, allowing it to speak for itself, not forcing anything upon it! If we refuse, we will never stand approved! We will remain in our blind state, not understanding the truth of what we have been given. If we do, we will be surprised at what the Word has indeed to say about many of its subjects!
People who say that made, formed and created all mean the same thing, do not understand anything as to how our Creator has made the human body and are therefore mixed up regarding the need for a Saviour! In Genesis 2: 7: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground...” The word ‘formed’ here is the Hebrew word ‘yatsar’ which means ‘fashioned out of something that was already in existence.’ Adam, means ‘Red Earth’. “... and breathed into his nostrils, the breath of life, and man became a living soul (nephesh).
“Breathed into his nostrils”, is a figure of speech called ‘condescensio’, and is used of the Creator when He brings Himself down to man’s level to explain something. In other words, Yahweh put life into Adam in the form of breath life (nephesh), the same nephesh He had first put into the animals. The Creator God, Yahweh, does not distinguish between the two, they both have nephesh. If there were any difference – we would have been shown very clearly!
The word ‘made’, in Hebrew is ‘asah’, and means ‘to do’ or ‘to make’. The part of man which was made, is his breath life. Originally ‘created’ for the great whales, this ‘made’ part, which is the soul life, was adjusted to suit mankind. For that reason it is referred to as ‘made’. Made from the breath life of the great whale.
Solomon himself first referred to breath life as being the spirit of man and of beast, but only because it is what gives man and animals their spark of life, that which animates them. In Leviticus 17: 11, it states that the life of the flesh is in the blood. In other words, this nephesh runs in the blood. This you know today as truth confirmed by science. The air you breathe puts oxygen into the blood which keeps the entire body alive and well!
You must stop confusing soul with spirit! Our Creator certainly did not so we must not either! You must make effort to stand against all erroneous teachings as I wrote to you before – as commanded by the Father! Preach the Word, be instant, in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, teach with all longsuffering and patience, for the time has now come, that they will not endure sound teaching! Our brothers and sisters are being led astray by wolves teaching doctrines of devils!
The word soul is always used in reference to a living or dead body, and never in relation to a spirit entity. I understand that this problem has come to you through the use of the Greek word ‘psuchē’ from where you have taken your English word ‘psyche’, and herein lies the problem in your language!
The Greeks liked the idea of the breath life of man being more than just a spark of life. They enjoyed the idea of it being an eternal spirit entity that went on to something other than to the grave! Instead of using the proper Greek word for ‘nephesh’ which is ‘animos’, meaning breath or air, they chose the word ‘psuchē’ which has a different meaning entirely. This word implies that our breath life is a spiritual entity that lives on after death! This word ‘animo’ is where the Latin language got its word ‘anima’ from which in turn gave you the English word ‘animal’. In turn, the Latins should have used the word ‘anima’ but instead they copied the Greeks and used the word ‘solus’. In English the same thing happened, instead of using the proper translation of breath life, the word ‘soul’ was used. Obviously all guided by Satan himself!
It is strange then that you say that animals do not have soul life like man, as you must clearly see that soul has come from nephesh! It is also very clear that this immortal soul idea is not Biblical but from the adversary! Yahweh first used nephesh to describe the life force within animals first and then in man. I have shown you also how the word nephesh went to animos and anima which gave you animal!
You fight against the very Creator Himself with your absurd ideas and beliefs that are impossible to argue from the truth of the Word! In Genesis 1: 20 we read, “And God said ‘Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath (nephesh) soul life.’
Vs. 21: “And God created great whales and every living creature (nephesh)”.
Vs. 24: “And God said ‘Let the Earth bring forth the living creature (nephesh).
The Creator formed the animals first and then man from the dust of the Earth, and gave this same nephesh making no distinction between the nephesh in animals and the nephesh in man. You therefore brethren, cannot back up your wrong teaching with scripture!
Now we must deal with the word ‘created’, which in the Hebrew, is the word ‘bara’ which means literally ‘to get something out of nothing’ or ‘to bring something into existence that never existed in any form before’. This part of man obviously, is the most important part as it is talking about the spirit. It is the holy spirit itself which is eternal and which gives a direct line with the Creator, who in fact is The Holy Spirit! Yahweh is Spirit and He naturally needs His family to be spirit as well!
Genesis 1: 27: “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created He them.”
Created, meaning the holy spirit part. Hence the emphasis.
When Adam was made, Yahweh placed holy spirit upon him like an overcoat that could be removed. Likewise the prophets who walked with the Creator had this spirit placed upon them. Adam could not have been given holy spirit within him as we have at his creation because of the conditions he lived under. He lived during the Paradise administration and had the Tree of Life residing with him in the Garden. Now when Adam sinned – had he been created with holy spirit within him as we have, it could not have been removed, and he would have remained in an unredeemable state, becoming a fallen spirit being like Lucifer. For that same reason as well, were they sent out of the Garden of Eden, far away from the Tree of Life! If they had eaten of the Tree of Life, in their fallen state, the Father’s plan of redemption would have been eternally defeated! Man’s life would have finished with Adam and Eve!
When Yahweh warned Adam not to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and warned him that in that very day he would die, He meant exactly that! The instant Adam rebelled; he lost his holy spirit connection with his Maker! He forfeited the most important part of his makeup! The part that gave him his direct communication with God, the part that allowed him to walk with spirit power, and which shielded him from evil communication directly from Satan, and which would have allowed him to live forever! The only way Satan could communicate with Adam and Eve was to come into concrete form and talk audibly in those times. Adam and Eve, having Yahweh’s guidance, could easily shake him off by sticking to righteous knowledge and wisdom from their Creator. Adam was left a natural man of body and soul, his spirit removed from him! Adam’s time clock was set in motion – Adam, as warned by his Maker, would surely die!
After Adam’s fall, for a person to be able to walk with holy spirit power, as Adam did in the Garden, the Creator would have to place holy spirit upon them as He did with His prophets. When Adam rebelled, he not only lost the most important part of his being, he instantly received a direct line with Yahweh’s Adversary, Satan! The knowledge of good and evil began to flow through his mind as Satan communicated with him. Thus, all men and women from Adam were subsequently born with this same connection, born dead in trespasses and sins! The spiritual spark of life that flows through our blood, carries with it, a spiritual connection to the Creator God’s great adversary!
The only exception to this of course, was Yahweh’s Son, Yashua HaMasiyach, who, having sinless blood could not receive this flow of the knowledge of good and evil, instead, He was as Adam had been! Yashua had not inherited Adam’s sinful nature through the blood, as we do. The life of the flesh is in the blood – His blood was pure and He could have lived forever! Yahweh breathed the breath of life into His creation, Adam – newly born babies do not require that intervention from the Creator since that same breath life is already present within the blood and has been handed down to us from Adam.
In my letter to the Hebrews, I wrote: 2: 14: “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.”
The part He “took” was from the egg of His mother Mary. The created part, the sperm, gave Him pure blood and therefore pure breath life as His predecessor Adam had.
Sin affects both the blood and the breath life, which gives Satan direct access! God’s only begotten Son, could not inherit Adam’s blood and breath life! Yahweh created His Son to be the perfect, sinless, legal redeemer of mankind! Yahweh, did not, as you so wrongly teach, have to come down off His heavenly throne, to redeem man – He did it through His only begotten Son! How more humiliating a defeat could Lucifer have suffered? The Creator showed forth His true strength and power in the weakness and vulnerability of a newly born child!
Lucifer, in all his power and strength, could not touch the baby redeemer! Yahweh showed Satan in the strongest possible way, that he was weak and would suffer ultimate defeat! The Snake would indeed grovel in the dust! Yahweh, the Creator, in no way had to meet His adversary face to face as you so erroneously teach!
Now, having clarified body, soul and spirit, made, formed and created, I trust you now understand more clearly the truth of the Word that our breath life is not a spiritual entity that goes on to Paradise or Hell! Death is only a falling asleep, with no consciousness whatsoever. The words immortal and incorruption, are simply not associated with our breath of life! These words can be found only in the New Testament and refer to our new spirit body which is yet to come, or our incorruptible crowns!
The evidence against the immortality of the soul is overwhelming. Jude 10 tells us that natural man does not have any direct internal communication with the Creator simply because there is no eternal holy spirit dwelling within him.
Jude 10: “But these speak evil of those things which they know not, but which they know naturally as brute beats.”
And as I myself did point out to you in 1st Corinthians 2: 14: But the natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, for they are spiritually discerned.
In other words, the things of God, can only be understood by the spirit placed within man by the Creator when he is born again. Surely you need no further clarification brethren; those who teach that all men have spirit or that the soul life lives on are teaching doctrines that are not Biblical. The Saviour Himself taught us that no man may enter into the Kingdom of God unless he is born of water and spirit – natural birth and spirit birth. You must be born again! Natural man is flesh and blood only. His soul life is nothing!
I told you before that the Word of Yahweh is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, making a clear distinction between them both! Soul life is breath life!

Taken from AWAKE TO POWER! By Edward Laughlan and featuring the apostle Paul.

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