Saul of Tarsus—a Hebrew of the Hebrews—had a world changing encounter with the Messiah on the Damascus Road....The only surviving, authentic, and infallible account of his conversion is found in the New Covenant book called The Acts of the Apostles. Unfortunately, even the Book of Acts was tampered with by Jesus Constantine and Jerome because it is missing the final chapters in the life of the great Saint Paul.

The 2 greatest encounters between men and the Almighty was Moses meeting The Eternal at the Burning Bush, and Saul of Tarsus meeting the Risen Messiah on the Damascus Road.

The first great event happened around 1537 BC., and the second divine encounter happened around 33 AD.

Both men were towering intellects, highly educated, prolific writers . . . and humble....Moses established the Old Covenant Israel and he wrote the first 5 books of the Bible—which contain the only authentic, infallible account of the creation of the universe and mankind.

Saint Paul established the New Covenant Israel and wrote over 30% of the books of the New Testament, or as it should be called, the New Covenant:

Behold, the days come, saith JEHOVAH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah. Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they broke, although I was an husband unto them, saith JEHOVAH(Jeremiah 31:31-32).

Both covenants began with the Name of the Person making the covenant clearly revealed.

The Almighty spoke to Moses in Hebrew from the Burning Bush.
The Almighty spoke to Moses
in Hebrew at the Burning Bush.

The encounter of Moses with JEHOVAH at the Burning Bush and the conversion of Saul of Tarsus were world changing events.

Both men wanted to know the Name of the Person who spoke with him!

Paul fell to the ground after the Almighty spoke to him in Hebrew.
Saul fell to the ground and the
Messiah spoke to him in Hebrew.

Moses was very anxious to know the Name of the Person who appeared to him at the Burning Bush. The Almighty spoke Hebrew to Moses at that epic encounter:

And Moses said unto Elohim, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The Elohim 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 Elohim 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 3:13-14).

I AM THAT I AM is JE-HO-VAH in the Hebrew language:

And Elohim said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the JEHOVAH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations (Exodus 3:15).

In the English Bible, the singular word GOD is substituted for the plural Hebrew word Elohim.

Starting with Jerome's Latin Vulgate, the divine Name JE-HO-VAH began to be eliminated from all Bible translations. The Vatican began a ruthless purge lasting over 1000 years of any translation that contained the Divine Name.

The Risen Messiah spoke to Saul in Hebrew on the Damascus Road!!

As Saul of Tarsus was traveling to Damascus to arrest and kill believers in the Messiah, he also had a divine encounter:

And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Adonai (Acts 9:1-5).

Saul and all his company fell to the ground as if struck by lightning:

And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew language, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? it is hard for thee to kick against the goads (Acts 26:14).

Like Moses of old, the first question Saul asked was the identity of the Person who spoke with him. Saul received an answer to his question in Hebrew:

And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am JEH-HO-SHUA of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting. (Acts 22:8).(Strong's Concordance #G3091).

The Hebrew JEH-HO-SHUA is transliterated into Greek and then into English as JOSHUA. St. Luke—writing in Greek—felt no need to give the Greek translation because it was a very common Jewish name and the Greek equivalent was known for centuries from the marvelous translation called the Septuagint.

Here is the Name that Saul heard from the Hebrew Messiah, transliterated into English:

And I answered, Who art thou,Adonai? And he said unto me, I am JOSHUA of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting (Acts 22:8).

Here is the answer to the most important question in the universe from the Latin Vulgate Version:

And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting (Acts 22:8, Latin Vulgate Version).

About 500 years later, the newly invented French and Spanish languages used JESUS. The name Esus or Jesus was very familiar to the Gauls and Britons because Esus, along with Belanus and Teutates, comprised the unholy Druid trinity.

Unfortunately, most of the translations within the last 500 years follow the corrupt readings of Jerome's Latin Vulgate.

Joshua in Greek
Joshua in Revised Greek.
The name JESUS is spelled as JOSHUA in the Revised Greek Septuagint.
Translated as Jesus
Translated as JESUS.

The New Covenant was written in Koine Greek....The Name that is translated JESUS by Jerome is the name JOSHUA as it appears in the Greek Septuagint.

In Saint Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews, he mentions the Old Covenant Joshua:

For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day (Hebrews 4:8).

The Greek word for Joshua is the very same word that is translated JESUS by Jerome's Latin Vulgate:

For if Jesus had given them rest he would never have afterwards spoken of another day (Hebrews 4:8, Latin Vulgate Version).

Joshua in Hebrew means JEHOVAH is Salvation.....It is virtually the same name as Elohim gave Moses at the Burning Bush.

As Moses received his commission from JEHOVAH at the Burning Bush, so Saul received his divine commission from the Risen Messiah:

But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from your own people, and from the nations, unto whom now I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto Elohim, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith in me (Acts 26:16-18).

All of this conversation took place in the Hebrew language which was the mother tongue of Saul of Tarsus....As Moses was sent to liberate ONE nation from Satanic bondage, Saul of Tarsus was sent to ALL nations.

Saul was appointed Apostle to the nations by Joshua of Nazareth!!

Saul was blinded by the light from Heaven and his fellow persecutors took him by the hand and led him to a street called Straight in Damascus.

St. Paul's Gate in Damascus, Syria.
St. Paul's Gate in Damascus, Syria.

Saul lodged at a house in Damascus, Syria, for 3 days until his sight was restored and he was baptized.

After his baptism, he immediately began to preach that Joshua of Nazareth is the Son of Elohim.

The street called Straight.
The street called Straight.

After 3 days in Damascus, a disciple of Christ named Ananias was sent to restore sight to Saul. At first, Ananias was very reluctant to meet this zealous persecutor of Christians:

But Adonai said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the nations, and kings, and the children of Israel (Acts 9:15).

Like Moses of old, who was sent to Pharaoh (a type of Satan) to demand the release of the children of Israel, so the newly converted Paul was sent to the entire world to proclaim liberty from the bondage of Satan:

Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the nations, that they should repent and turn to Elohim, and do works meet for repentance (Acts 26:20).

Here is that same verse from the Latin Vulgate:

But to them first that are at Damascus and at Jerusalem, and unto all the country of Judea, and to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance (Acts 26:20, Latin Vulgate Version).

This is a gross DISTORTION of the Heavenly Gospel that Paul preached....Penance (Lat. paenitentiam) has to do with saving your own soul by good works or deeds of charity.

Saint Paul reiterated over and over in his writings that salvation was by faith in the Risen Messiah . . . and not by good works:

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5).

Paul wrote over 30% of the New Covenant and his constant theme was salvation by FAITH in the Resurrected Messiah.

Saint Paul established true Christianity at Roma

As the divinely ordained Apostle to the nations, Saint Paul established true Christianity at Roma. He arrived there as a prisoner of Caesar around 63 A.D., and spent 2 years evangelizing that city.

The great Apostle's motto was not to build upon another man's foundation:

And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man’s foundation (Romans 15:20).

Saint Paul was a pioneer and trailblazer and this one verse totally demolishes the myth that Saint Peter was ever at Rome.

Emperor Nero (37-68 A.D.). Emperor from 54 to 68 A.D.
Emperor Nero (37–
68 AD).
Emperor from 54 to 68 AD.

Saint Paul established true Christianity at Roma.

He was beheaded there by order of Emperor Nero around 68 A.D.

Saint Peter never set foot inside the Imperial City.

Imperial Rome circa 68 A.D.
Imperial Rome circa 68 AD.

Everywhere he went, Saint Paul appointed bishops or presbyters over the Congregations . . . except at Roma....This precluded the Papacy later claiming Apostolic Succession back to Saint Paul.

After his aquittal by Nero, Paul preached the Gospel in Spain and Britannia before his second arrest and trial before Nero. Because he was a Roman citizen, the cruel tyrant Nero showed Paul mercy by having him beheaded . . . instead of being crucified or thrown to the lions.

Saint Paul was like a burning bush on fire for his Messiah as he established Christianity throughout the Roman Empire. Besides Rome, here are just 3 of the places that he established Christian Congregations:

Statue of St. Paul on St. Paul's Island, Malta.
Statue of St. Paul on
St. Paul's Island, Malta.
Statue of St. Paul atop St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
Statue of St. Paul atop St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
Statue of St. Paul at Seville Cathedral, Spain.
Statue of St. Paul at Seville
Cathedral, Spain.

The Book of Acts ends abruptly with Saint Paul at Rome and it is very probable that the last chapters were deliberately destroyed....In his Epistle to the Romans, written about 55 A.D., he declared his desire to preach the Gospel in Spain and that he would stop in Rome on his way to that country:

Therefore, when I have performed this and have sealed to them this fruit, I shall come to see you on my way to Spain (Romans 15:28).

Así que, cuando haya concluido esto, y les haya entregado este fruto, pasaré entre vosotros rumbo a España (Romanos 15:28).

In 55 AD, Paul never imagined that he would be brought to Rome courtesy of the Roman government. Tradition says that Paul also preached the Gospel in Britannia before his second arrest and trial before Nero.

Saint Paul predicted the Great Roman Apostasy!!

Moses predicted that Israel would forsake JEHOVAH and serve other gods, likewise, Saint Paul predicted a Great Apostasy from the heavenly Gospel that he preached:

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit hath made you bishops, to feed the congregation of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears (Acts 20:28-31).

Saint Paul appointed bishops and presbyters (elders) to be over the various Christian Congregations:

And when they had ordained them presbyters in every Congregation, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed (Acts 14:23).

The English language Douay-Rheims translation changed presbyters to priests....The New Covenant uses bishop, presbyter and elder interchangeably, but it never uses the word PRIEST to refer to any office in the Christian Congregation:

And when they had ordained to them priests in every church and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, in whom they believed (Acts 14:22, Douay-Rheims Version).

The pagans were already very familiar with priests (Lat. sacerdotes)....A priest of Zeus mistook Barnabas and Paul for Zeus and Hermes and tried to offer a sacrifice to them:

Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men! And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Zeus (sacerdos quoque Iovis), whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes (Acts 14:11-13).

According to Saint Paul, this Great Apostasy was to culminate in a Man of Sin sitting in the Temple of God and calling himself God:

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except the apostasy should come first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God (II Thessalonians 2:3-4).

Jerome used discessio which just means departing in Latin and the English language Douay-Rheims Version uses REVOLT:

Let no man deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. (Latin Vulgate Version).

About 300 years after Saint Paul received the crown of martyrdom and went to reign with Christ in Heaven, his prophecies began to be fulfilled.

Pope Damasus I (305–384).
Pope Damasus I (305–384).
Pope from 366 to 384.

The Great Apostasy began with Emperor Jesus Constantine and was completed by Pope Damasus and the Latin Vulgate Version.

The Vulgate changed the divine name of Joshua of Nazareth and also Saint Paul's heavenly Gospel of salvation by faith in the Risen Messiah.

Latin Vulgate Jerome (340-420).
Latin Vulgate Jerome
(340– 420).

Because most of the early history of Christianity was destroyed, the last we see of Paul in the Book of Acts is as a prisoner of Caesar at Rome:

For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain (Acts 28:20).

The HOPE of ISRAEL that Paul preached was not some political kingdom in Palestine run by Jews but the hope of the Resurrection on the Last Day. Saint Paul said:

Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the nations (Acts 26:22-23).

Joshua of Nazareth appeared to Saint Paul many times and he was fully aware that the judgment day was coming for those who refused to repent and believe in Christ:

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead (Acts 17:30-31).

Again, Jerome changed the command of REPENT to DO PENANCE:

And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth unto men that all should every where do penance. Because he hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in equity, by the man whom he hath appointed: giving faith to all, by raising him up from the dead (Acts 17:30-31, Latin Vulgate Version).

Do PENANCE instead of REPENT is just one of the gross distortions of the Gospel by the Vatican wolves in sheep's clothing.

Simon the Magician preceded St. Paul to Rome!!

When JEHOVAH sent Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh to demand the release of the children of Israel, he gave them power to work supernatural signs:

And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as JEHOVAH had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent (Exodus 7:10).

Pharaoh's magicians were his spiritual advisers and they were able to duplicate some of the signs:

Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods (Exodus 7:11-12).

Saint Paul actually tells us the names of Pharaoh's twin magicians:

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith (II Timothy 3:8).

Simon the Magician is first mentioned in Acts Chapter 8 when he tried to buy an Apostleship from the Apostles Peter and John:

But there was a certain man called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used magic, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that for a long time he had bewitched them with magic (Acts 8:9-11).

This Simon felt that his magic powers entitled him to be an Apostle of Christ....Simon Peter rebuked him sharply and told him literally to "go to Hades:"

But Peter said unto him, Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. You have neither part nor lot in this matter: for your heart is not right in the sight of God (Acts 8:18-21).

After his rebuke by Simon Peter, Simon did not repent . . . but went to Roma . . . and his demonic powers enabled him to become spiritual adviser to the Emperors Caligula, Claudius, and Nero....As corrupt as these Emperors were . . . at least they looked like men . . . with short hair!

Emperor Caligula (12 -41 A.D.).
Emperor Caligula (12– 41 AD).
Emperor from 37 to 41 AD.

After his confrontation with Simon Peter, Simon the Magician went to Roma around 37 A.D.

While in Roma, he became spiritual adviser to Caligula, Claudius, and Nero.

This was the same Simon who was later called Simon Peter.

The Vatican obelish was brought to Rome by Caligula.
The Vatican obelisk was brought from
Egypt to Roma by Caligula.

Simon had a female companion named Helen who formerly had been a temple prostitute in Tyre....She represented the goddess or female principle which Simon introduced into his baptized paganism. This goddess was later called Marie or Mary by Jerome's Latin Vulgate.

Emperor Claudius (10 B.C.- 54 A.D.). Emperor from 41 to 54 A.D.
Emperor Claudius (10 BC–
54 AD). Emperor from 41 to 54 AD.

Claudius erected a statue to Simon on this island in the Tiber.

The inscription on the statue said:

Simoni Deo Sancto, "To Simon the holy god:"

Tiber Island in Rome.
Tiber Island in Rome.

Emperor Claudius erected a statue to Simon on the island between the 2 bridges with the inscription Simoni Deo Sancto, "To Simon the holy god:"

He, then, not putting faith in God a whit the more, set himself eagerly to contend against the apostles, in order that he himself might seem to be a wonderful being, and applied himself with still greater zeal to the study of the whole magic art, that he might the better bewilder and overpower multitudes of men. Such was his procedure in the reign of Claudius Cæsar, by whom also he is said to have been honoured with a statue, on account of his magical power. This man, then, was glorified by many as if he were a god; and he taught that it was himself who appeared among the Jews as the Son, but descended in Samaria as the Father while he came to other nations in the character of the Holy Spirit. He represented himself, in a word, as being the loftiest of all powers, that is, the Being who is the Father over all, and he allowed himself to be called by whatsoever title men were pleased to address him. (Justin Martyr, Apology).

This Simon was the origin of the legend of the Apostle Simon Peter at Rome....The age long dynasty of Popes were certainly magicians to be able to fool the entire world for such a long time.

Simon the Magician was buried on Vatican Hill which is the present site of St. Peter's Basilica!!

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