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WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE
BEEN TAUGHT IN CHURCH,
by John M. Zikos.
THIRD EDITION 2014
Copyright © 2014 John M. Zikos. (Al rights reserved.)
A Note About The Third Edition:
Most people who read the previous editions of this book embraced it.
There were a few however who had a little difficulty with things to
which they were introduced. I am again revising this book to explain
more clearly some of the key points. Much of it is the same as the
second edition; But there are a few important changes.
In Mark 2:22 we are told we can't put new wine in old wine skins. If
wine is truth, it is difficult to put new truth (wine) in a Christian who is
"set" in his beliefs. It is difficult for him to open and expand his mind (stretch his wine skins) with the new truth (wine).
So, if you are an established Christian, I urge you to open you mind
to this additional truth. If you are a new Christian jump in and open
your mind. You will find "The Mystery of the Ages" revealed; Who the Kenites are, and what it means.
Not al people are meant to understand the Mystery of the Ages.
Some aren't. Romans 11:8 tells us that some people are kept in a
state of slumber concerning some spiritual truths. This is for their own
7. ...but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
8. (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of
slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not
hear;) unto this day.
I won't go into all the details here. (It wil be covered later.) But, if you
really want to know the truth just ask Christ to reveal it to you. If it is
His will, it shall be so.
He who has eyes to see, let him see!
This book is dedicated to those who want to correctly understand
more of God's Doctrines, and to discard the doctrines created by man
which confuse and make void the true word of God.
When I first started writing this book, the working title was "Nothing
But The Truth, So Help Me God". But, as I got further and further into
the writing I realized that most Christian churches, regardless of
denomination, teach doctrines that have been confused (or polluted)
by mankind. There are reasons for this that I won't go into in this
foreword. But the fact remains that much of what is taught has been
mistranslated and misinterpreted.
It is therefore necessary to go back to the original manuscripts to get
the shades of meaning God's inspired writings hold. Remember, it's
been about two thousand years since even the newest of God's
manuscripts have been scribed. Can you imagine the changes in
language, custom, philosophy, etc. that have taken place since then.
Only by going back to the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic
writings, and translating their shades of meaning into today's words
can we avoid the trap of misinterpretation that time and man have
created. I'l explain how this is done in detail in the text of this work.
I wish to thank a man I have never met; Dr. Arnold Murray. He is
Pastor of Shepherd's Chapel in Gravette, Arkansas. He is not only a
true theologian, but also an experienced archaeologist. From him I
have learned we should study God's Holy Word, chapter by chapter
and verse by verse. (Isaiah 28:10) And, that the scripture teacher
must correctly interpret and explain each verse as he goes along, so
the student wil have the true understanding of what God means. In
this way God's letter to us flows with meaning. God's Holy Spirit has
used Pastor Murray to make the Bible come alive with new meaning
for me. I wish to pass some of this information on to you.
God has used Pastor Murray's work to further open the eyes of
thousands of people. At the end of this work I wil give information on
how you can further increase your Biblical knowledge of God's stated
doctrines, if you are moved to do so.
Please ask Christ to open your eyes and mind as you study this
material. If it was meant to be, it shall be so. When you finish this
work, hopefully, you wil know what I mean. God's will be done in all
things. In Jesus name.