Amen 

 Brian Worley

 

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!

 

Brian Worley   Ex-Minister.org  July 24, 2022   All Rights Reserved

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