The Priest of Zeus
 

According to the Holy Bible there is only one Satan or Lucifer but millions of fallen angels and demons. Collectively, his kingdom can be called Satan because they are all just like him in their hatred of JEHOVAH and the Gospel of Christ.

All of Satan's fallen angels and demons are males but they disguise themselves as females in order to deceive the world.

Satan's kingdom is hierarchical, and the evil one assigns his most powerful demons to rule over the various nations. Daniel the Prophet saw all this in a vision given to him personally by JEHOVAH:

Then he (JEHOVAH) said, do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, lo, the prince of Greece will come. (Daniel 10:20).

After his stoning at Lystra, Saint Paul had a global view of the stationary earth when he was caught up to the 3rd heaven:

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12).

The most powerful and cunning of Satan's principalities is called Zeus or the Prince of Greece. The 2nd most powerful is called Jupiter. When the Pope says "I am Peter," he really means "I am Jupiter." The 3rd of Satan's most powerful demons is called Allah!!

Satan's demons are territorial and zealously guard their kingdoms from rival demons.

The statue of Zeus on Mount Olympus.
The statue of Zeus on Mount Olympus.
 

The long-haired Zeus was the chief false god of the Greek pantheon.

Zeus was called Jupiter at Rome but he was not the same demon.

Antiochus Epiphanes put a statue of this abominable idol in the Temple in Jerusalem.

 
Bust of Zeus.
Bust of Zeus.

In 167 BC, Antiochus Epiphanes put a statue of this abominable idol in the Temple in Jerusalem. This was a type of the Abomination of Desolation that Christ predicted would occur before the end of the world:

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand). (Matthew 24:15, Daniel 11:31).

The physical Temple of JEHOVAH in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD; never to be rebuilt again. Saint Paul told the Christians that they were the spiritual temple (Gk. naos) of JEHOVAH:

Do ye not know that ye are the temple of JEHOVAH and that the Spirit of JEHOVAH dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of JEHOVAH, JEHOVAH will destroy him. For the temple of JEHOVAH is holy, which temple ye are. (I Corinthians 3:16-17).

This great prophecy of the Bible began to be fulfilled at the time of Jerome's Latin Vulgate translation. A long haired Zeus look-alike named JESUS was substituted for JOSHUA.

Statue of Jesus at the Vatican. Statue of Jesus at the Vatican.
 

Around 400 AD, a long haired look-alike of Zeus began to appear in the Christian Congregation.

This substitute or look-alike was called JESUS in Latin.

Jesus is pronounced Gee-Zeus in English and Hey-Zeus in Spanish!!

 
Bust of Jesus.
Bust of Jesus.

The titanic struggle between true Christianity and Zeus began very, very early. Saint Paul had a fatal encounter with the priest of Zeus on his first missionary journey, about 48 AD.

Saint Paul was one of the most intelligent and educated people that ever lived, and he knew that the people of Lystra (and everywhere else), were going to join Zeus in hell one day unless they repented and believed the Gospel.

Saint Paul met the priest of Zeus at Lystra!!

On his first missionary journey, Saint Paul had a deadly encounter with the priest of Zeus:

And when there was an assault made both of the nations, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them, They were aware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about: And there they preached the gospel. And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked: The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. And they called Barnabas, Zeus; and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. (Acts 14:5-12).

Offerings of incense and sacrifices of animals to pagan gods were made in front or in the portico of the temple.

Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Emperor Marcus Aurelius
sacrificing to Jupiter.
 

In Latin, an offering to Jupiter was called a sacramentum SACRAMENT, and the person in charge of the pagan temple was called a sacrista SACRISTAN.

A pagan Greek temple was also called an EKKLESIA, and EKKLESIA is translated as CHURCH in English.

"For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches (ekklesia), nor yet blasphemers of your goddess." (Acts 19:37, King James Version).

 
The priest of Zeus sacrificing
The priest of Zeus sacrificing
to Saint Paul by Raphael.
 

This particular goddess was called Artemis (Roman Diana)–the daughter of Zeus.

The priest of Zeus/Jupiter was called a hiereus in Greek and a sacredos in Latin. Sacredos is translated as priest in English:

Then the priest of Zeus whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the porch, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes. (Acts 14:11-13, Greek Orthodox Version).

Here is that verse from the English 1582 Douay-Rheims translation:

The priest (Lat. sacerdos) also of Jupiter that was before the city, bringing oxen and garlands before the gate, would have offered sacrifice with the people. (Acts 14:12, Douay-Rheims Version).

Here is that verse from the 1534 Saint William Tyndale translation:

Then Jupiter's priest, which dwelt before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the church porch, and would have done sacrifice with the people. (Acts 14:13, 1534 Tyndale translation).

In gratitude for healing the crippled man and preaching the Risen Christ, the grateful multitude stoned Paul.

The multitude stoned Saint Paul to death at Lystra!!

Saint Paul's preaching of the Risen Messiah was about to close the temple of Zeus and make the priest obsolete. As a result, he reacted violently:

And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. (Acts 14:19).

Saint Paul had a miraculous recovery from the stoning as he still had to plant Christianity at Rome, EspaƱa, and Britannia. His Messiah had much more work for him to do:

Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. (Acts 14:20).

For most Christians, a stoning would be enough to cool their missionary zeal–but not Saint Paul–opposition only made him more determined.

The hellish fury of Zeus and his priest at Lystra was so violent that Saint Paul actually died from the stoning and went to Heaven:

I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter (II Corinthians 12:2-4).

Paul recounts this event about 14 years after it happened. Notice Paul did not go to purgatory but went straight to Heaven.

Saint Paul was a type of the Christian Congregation and all who would follow the Messiah in the succeeding centuries. Zeus has not changed in 2000 years, and his priests of Zeus and Minerva are as hate filled and fanatical as the priest of Lystra.

The Messiah admonishes us not to be afraid of them, as we, unlike Saint Paul . . . will only die once:

And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. (Luke 12:4-5).
Saint Paul's work was not finished, so he had a miraculous resurrection, and he continued to give Zeus and his priests nightmares by appointing presbyters . . . and not priests . . . over every Christian Congregation.
Saint Paul appointed presbyters over every Congregation!!
Unlike the multitude at Lystra, Saint Paul did not confuse Christianity with paganism. He did not appoint pagan priests over any Christian Congregation:
And when they had ordained them presbyters in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed. (Acts 14:23, Greek Orthodox Version).

The Jesuit dominated Council of Trent (1545-1563) declared the Latin Vulgate the only recognized Version. Here is that verse from the Latin Vulgate:

et cum constituissent illis per singulas ecclesias presbyteros et orassent cum ieiunationibuscommendaverunt eos Domino in quem crediderunt. (Acts 14:22, Latin Vulgate Version).

The 1582 English language Douay-Rheims translation was made by English Jesuit "priests" at Rheims, France. It is based on the Vulgate and many of its corrupt words found their way into the 1611 King James Version.

The Douay-Rheims changed presbyter to priest....The New Covenant uses presbyter, episcopus, and deacon 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).

Here is another verse where priest was substituted for presbyter:

And when Paul and Barnabas had no small contest with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of the other side should go up to the apostles and priests to Jerusalem, about this question. (Acts 15:2, Douay-Rheims Version).
Here is the same verse from the Latin Vulgate:

facta ergo seditione non minima Paulo et Barnabae adversum illos statuerunt ut ascenderent Paulus et Barnabas et quidam alii ex illis ad apostolos et presbyteros in Hierusalem super hac quaestione. (Acts 15:2, Latin Vulgate Version).

Here is another verse where priest was substituted for presbyter:

Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. (James 5:14, Douay-Rheims Version).

Here is that verse from the Latin Vulgate:
infirmatur quis in vobis inducat presbyteros ecclesiae et orent super eum unguentes eum oleo in nomine Domini. (James 5:14, Latin Vulgate Version).

Saint Paul said:

For this cause I left thee in Crete: that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting and shouldest ordain presbyters in every city, as I also appointed thee. (Titus 1:5, Greek Orthodox Version).

Here is that verse from the Douay-Rheims:

For this cause I left thee in Crete: that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting and shouldest ordain priests in every city, as I also appointed thee (Titus 1:5, Douay-Rheims Version).

The Latin Vulgate word for priest is sacerdos and it is the origin of the English word SACRED and the Spanish word SACERDOTE. It means a pagan priest who sacrifices to Jupiter.

In the Old Covenant, the Hebrew word for the person who offered sacrifices to JEHOVAH was KOHEN, and since there is no comparable word for that office in any other language, you have to borrow that word from the Hebrew.

Zeus will soon go into the lake of fire and brimstone!!

The career of Saint Paul represents the history of the Christian Congregation from start to finish. Christian history began with the representative Christian attacked by a mob at Lystra. Christian history ends with a worldwide mob attacking the last Christians:

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever (Revelation 20:7-10).

This worldwide mob attacking the New Covenant Israel is symbolized as the Battle of Armageddon:

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone (Revelation 19:19-20).

The only difference between the multitude at Lystra and the end of the world multitude at Armageddon is 2000 years . . . and vast advances in knowledge and technology!!

The Holy Bible says that all of Satan's human followers will join him and Zeus in the lake of fire and brimstone:

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15).

Is your name there???

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