Saying Amen / Breaking the 1st Commandment

August 14, 2022

 Brian Worley

 

Christians have been given a prominent commandment, it’s in Exodus 20:3 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Its importance is such that it is the first of the 10 Commandments Christians openly break this commandment every day…so this will stun those that take Christianity seriously. I’ll only use the King James Version here.

Amon, also spelled Amun, Amen, or Ammon, Egyptian deity who was revered as king of the gods.     https://www.britannica.com/topic/Amon

There is one verse in the Bible that actually yields the identity of Amen, I’ll get to this a little later. One of the most esteemed characters in the Bible, as told in this verse, it identifies Amen as his god.

Have you asked yourself why Amen is capitalized in the Bible? Christian’s have always thought (been instructed) that Amen means “so be it” or that it conveys strong agreeance. In the English language we usually capitalize the first word of a sentence and proper nouns but is it common to capitalize verbs or adverbs? There must be a reason amen is capitalized. In the KJV, Amen is capitalized all but once, the lower case is utilized in Numbers 5:22.

R. Dean Anderson Jr., in his insightful “Use of the Word “Amen” makes some interesting points:  

   Have you given thought to why it is called the Old Testament and the New Testament? Even if you’re not a covenant theologian, there was an Old Covenant and then the New. While this isn’t subliminal, it is right under our noses. Old Testament and the New Testament. Amen was the Egyptian deity who was revered as king of the gods.  

“The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man called Christ in the place of the sun, and pay him the adoration originally payed to the sun.”

Thomas Paine

Who is the king referred to in the following verse?

I Kings 1:36 (KJV)

36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: the Lord God of my lord the king say so too.

In the verse, note the colon and the “say so too”; Benaiah is answering David. Thomas Paine was correct!  

There you have it, in I Kings 1:36 Amen is identified as King David’s LORD God in the King James Bible. Amen is not Yahweh, Amen is another god that Yahweh the jealous god explicitly warned you about so much so that it is the FIRST of the 10 Commandments.

As a Deist, its unfathomable to me that God is given a name at all. Humans have names to help to distinguish one amongst other humans, but God has no peers as to be confused with any existing possible entity. It is impossible to confuse God with mortal man. God doesn’t need a name. God is the great mystery…we just know that God is.

There is a plethora of contemporary Christian writers that have published books on the names of god. In their books, the numbers of the names of god fluctuate, the numbers elevate to 365 names for god in the Bible according to their books.

As a Deist, God is the entity that we cannot harness and to be candid: we cannot describe, nor should we try. Personally, the attempt to name God is a human con-job attempt. We cannot and should not attempt to assign a name to God as we do for humans; human writers attempted this in the Bible…for doing so defies reason. This is why virtually all Christians break the 1st Commandment every time they utter the word Amen because they have been manipulated to speak a rival god’s name (Amen) thinking they are simply echoing an affirmation equivalent to “so be it”.  According to the Bible it was the god Yahweh that gave Moses the 10 Commandments, not Amen…Amen is a rival god of Yahweh.

With this understanding, new light upon King David’s shenanigans come into focus. King David did some terrible things, yet he is described as a man after God’s heart. David was a male whore with his female conquests. So why is he described in such a positive manner when he broke so many of Yahweh’s commandments? Hey, I just gave you the answer…don’t be thick headed. The 10 Commandments are Yahweh’s Commandments…not Amen’s!  David’s god, according to I Kings 1:36 in the King James Bible is Amen…not Yahweh. Get it?

The Old & New Testaments are Amen’s and you didn’t catch the parody that the great Deist Thomas Paine had warned about:

“The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man called Christ in the place of the sun, and pay him the adoration originally payed to the sun.”

Thomas Paine  

 

Brian Worley   Ex-Minister.org  August 14, 2022   All Rights Reserved

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