THE TWO PILLARS OF BABYLON
The two pillars which support the house of Babylon are Sunday sacredness and immortality of the soul.
"Through the two great errors, immortality of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deception. While the former lays the foundation of Spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome." Great Controversy p. 588
Obedience is the highest form of worship. "Fear Elohim, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come; and worship (obey) Him that made heaven and earth." Rev. 14:7. It is a sin to break the fourth commandment, "sin is the transgression of the law." I John 3:4.
"Hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." I John 2:3, 4
Sunday sacredness leads to breaking the fourth commandment, thus rejecting the truth (Thy law is truth the truth Ps. 119:143, see also ver. 151). "Because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved for this cause Elohim shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believe not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." II Thess 2:10-12. (Babylon means confusion, which is brought about by rejecting truth).
Immortality of the soul is the ghost doctrine that makes Babylon an haunted house, because it prepares the way for communication with evil spirits (or devils) the belief that one dies and goes to heaven, prepares the way for evil angels to pretend to be your loved ones, and make persons feel comfortable in their sins, thus holding them where they are, with no repentance. The Scriptures (our only safeguard - which Satan says you can't trust or rely upon) are plain in this matter. "For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything." Eccl. 9:5
If an upright person died and went to heaven, obviously he or she would know something. "Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in anything that is done under the sun." Ecclesiastes 9:6.
Scripture states, "His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them." Job 14:21
These two errors support the whole house of Babylon.
Remember the story of Samson, (Samson is a type of the strong man) he was enticed by a woman (symbolic of a church - specifically the Roman church) which caused him to be lead away captive. They put out his two eyes, and bound him with fetters of brass (a symbol of Grecianism Dan. 2:39) and he did grind in the prison house.
"And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars. And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them.
"Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport. And Samson called unto YAHUWAH, and said, O Sovereign YAHUWAH, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O Elohim, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes. (Could it be symbolic of the two witnesses that are to be slain, the two olive trees Rev. 11:4 or sons of oil Zech 4:14 margin, eyes are symbolic of messengers see Zech 4:10, 3:9 & Rev. 5:6).
"And Samson took hold of the two pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.
"And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life." Judges 16:25-30
When you think about it YAHUSHUA refuted both of these doctrinal pillars of Babylon when He died on the cross. Though he said, "Father, into thy hands I commend My spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost." Luke 23:46. Yet He also had stated after His resurrection, "I am not yet ascended to My Father." John 20:17. If a person dies and goes to heaven at death, then how come YAHUSHUA didn't???
YAHUSHUA also rested on Shabbat from His labor and was resurrected in fulfillment of the wave sheaf, thus honoring the fourth commandment by resting from His labor.
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