Do You Know
WHAT IS TRUTH?
by Tony Alamo
Many Rabbis instruct their congregations from their early youth that they are not to believe the Bible literally. The Pope and most of the religious leaders today, who falsely claim to be Christians, also instruct their unfortunate congregations to believe that the Bible is not literal. They sow damnable doubt rather than soul-saving faith into the hearts of their congregations and parishioners and then into the hearts of the world's billions.1 Jesus said, "If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin" (John: chapter 15 verse 22).
Jesus also stated, "He that believeth [in God's Word] and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not [in God's Word] shall be damned" (Mark: chapter 16, verse 16).
I tell those false leaders and the entire world, just as Jesus told the devil, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every [literal] Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew: chapter 4, verse 4). The Word of God is absolutely true and must be received into the human heart literally by faith, in order for anyone to be saved and not damned to Hell forever.
We are rapidly approaching the moment when the Almighty God shall have had enough of these enemies who come in the midnight hour sowing seeds of doubt and their false doctrines into the hearts of mankind. Because of their faithless misconduct, their foolish and sin-stained souls shall soon stand before the judgment bar of the living God. Terrified out of their wits and shocked because of sudden revelations, they will find themselves lost forever in Hell because their leaders guided them deceitfully and devised myths, fables and lies, rather than preaching the literal truth of the living God. How foolish they were for believing lies instead of the Word of God.
Jesus warned us five times in the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew that many false prophets and teachers would dominate in the world's last days.2 The Apostle Paul stated, "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works" (II Corinthians: chapter 11, verses 13-15).
Why have Satan's ministers so vehemently sowed false doctrines into the hearts of the people of the world? Only because they, as much as their leader the devil, want you and me to spend eternity in the many torments of Hell with them. Unfortunately, Satan knows that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews: chapter 11, verse 6). Satan was there in the same time period when God created the heavens, the earth, and all the host of them (Genesis: chapter 2, verse 1, Ezekiel: chapter 28, verses 15-16). Satan knows that if he can cause you to doubt the Word of God, it will be impossible for you to be saved. Because by faith in the Word of God we're saved, and by doubt we’re damned. That’s why we have to study the Word of God until we know it so well that it would be impossible for us to be deceived by Satan and his false prophets.
Satan knows the scripture, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” (Acts: chapter 16, verse 31). He also knows those who doubt the Word of God shall surely be damned into Hell forever, as he himself is (Mark: chapter 16, verse 16). Satan knows also the scripture, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish [go to Hell], but have everlasting life” (John: chapter 3, verse 16).
Satan knows the Word of God very well. He knows the literal Word of God is true because he himself has been condemned by the literal Word of God just as we will be condemned by God's Word if we don't believe its literality and obey it because we can see that Satan knows it but never obeys it (James: chapter 1, verse 22). Of course, Satan knows this. It was because he rejected God's literal Word that he was thrown out of Heaven down to earth. He believes the truthful finality of God's Word perhaps more than you do because he has blasphemed the Holy Spirit and he knows truly that there is no mercy for him or those that believe him and his false teachers, preachers, and prophets.
Jesus told the satanic religious leaders of His day, "Ye are of your father the devil" (John: chapter 8, verse 44). "Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world" (John: chapter 8, verse 23). "Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come" (John: chapter 7, verse 34).
Jesus literally wants us to preach His Words on today's market. Just one illustration: Last month I finished a piece of literature which is entitled "Death Row." This literature was written with the intent to win the souls of the people on death row confined to prisons throughout the world. Many have already received Christ through it and have since gone on to be with the Lord after their executions. But one of Satan's (chosen vessels, a chaplain in the Washington State penitentiary, jotted me a note hoping to discourage me from doing the will of the Lord in continuing my crusade for souls. His note read like this: “Dear Mr. Alamo, send no more materials to our prison. I will not use them. They are too narrow in scope.”
Well, first of all, I don’t have any of my own views because the Word of God told me to put on the mind of Christ and to preach the literal Word which tells the world, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew: chapter 7, verse 13-14).
What this chaplain is saying is that God's truths are too narrow. He doesn't want to hear God's narrow way, nor does he want those on death row to hear God's strait and narrow way. This chaplain does not wish for the prisoners on death row to have eternal life. But the Lord says that we must be voices in the wilderness, making the way of the Lord straight (to make God's Word known correctly) (Mark: chapter 1, verses 2-3). God's Word is very narrow in meaning; it must be received and obeyed. Don't blame me for being legalistic. God's Word is legalistic and you and I will never change the legalistic truth of it.
A pseudo-friend of mine began to reprove me over the telephone for warning the world of the Antichrist who is about to compel the citizens of the world to put a computer chip in their forehead or their hand for positive identification. God's Word calls this the Mark of the Beast. "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:" (Revelation: chapter 13, verse 16). God also called the one world government that will be compelling people by satanic law to take the mark; "the beast." (Daniel: chapter 7, verse 23). The government, the beast, is advocating the chip now with our children. The supposed logic if a child is kidnapped, the child can be found and identified more easily and positively. Convenient packaging. The problem is it will send your soul to Hell.
God's Word literally warns us that if you allow yourself or your loved ones to receive this mark, whether by computer chip, laser or whatever, your soul literally will be damned to Hell forever where it literally is seven times hotter than the sun, where there is literally no air, water, food, or rest, only literal unparalleled suffering, literally forever.
If you the reader have a false preacher, teacher or pastor and you run to him trembling because of the necessary fear of the Lord that comes from reading the literal truth of the Word of the living God, I am sure he will soothe away your fears and quote portions of the Bible to you that tell of God's love.3 But remember, God's love is in that He gives you the opportunity to literally believe all of His Words. If you do not literally believe all of His Words and do what He says, God plainly states that He will literally hate you. “These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren” (Proverbs: chapter 6 verses 16-19). “And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord” (Zechariah: chapter 8, verse 17). “The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: Thou hatest all workers of iniquity” (Psalms: chapter 5, verse 5). To preach the Word as it is (that God hates), is not hate. God says it’s love to tell people the truth (that God does hate as well as love). “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments” (I John: chapter 5, verse 3). Jesus said, “Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you” (John: chapter 15, verse 14). Jesus said a person who says he knows Me and keeps not My commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him (I John: chapter 2, verse 4). Jesus also literally said that Satan is a liar and the father of it, and all liars shall literally spend eternity in a lake of fire (John: chapter 8, verse 44, Revelation: chapter 21, verse 8).
When the flames burn disbelievers for not literally believing the Word of God, God and I surely guarantee that you will literally believe the flame, the eternal lack of water, rest, food and air, forever, literally.
I told my friend on the phone all these things. I told him also that God commands us to literally warn the world of Hell, commands us to preach the kingdom of Heaven and to preach the mercy of God to those who repent and sin no more. In other words, mercy, love and blessings go to those who no longer doubt God's Word, but believe literally and do everything that He says. God says that to believe His words and do His work is for our own benefit because again, the gate is strait and the way is narrow that leads to life eternal and a clean escape from Hell.
Jesus never promised us a bed of roses (the false, carnal prosperity message), as the false prophets and teachers tell you today. We are begotten by God through Christ on the cross at Calvary.
We are literally fathered into the kingdom of God by accepting Christ's rejection from this world, and His crucifixion is ours as we accept the death of our former lives in exchange for real life which is in Christ. The world rejects, condemns, and crucifies us because of Christ’s message that we preach. The people of the world hate to reject the life of ease and self-gratification (carnal prosperity). Denial of one’s self and the rejection of the lifestyle of ease and pleasure is absolutely essential in order for anyone to escape the horrible torments and indescribable sorrows of Hell. The people of the world would love to receive eternal, Heavenly prosperity, the everlasting, true pleasures, peace, joy, and many other rewards unspeakable in the kingdom of Heaven, but they don’t want to pay the price. And they hate anyone that teaches them about the price that they have to pay. They prefer to live in a world of make believe.
The world is nailed to us (the Bible believing Christians), and we are nailed to the world. In other words, the world hates the message of Christ that true believers preach and true believers despise the false ways and teachings of the world. The world hates the message of Christ that we preach and we despise the false ways and teachings of the world because they are evil and they cause people’s souls to be destroyed forevermore. The world hates the straight and narrow way of the Lord because it loves to sin. It loves the life of ease and pleasure. The Lord despised the shame of the cross and the persecutions, as do His followers, but it is literally essential for us or anyone to believe the Lord if we want to receive eternal life. Therefore we accept persecutions with joy because we know that we have life. We have believed literally these instructions, and we refuse to allow any of the persecutions to make us swerve from the everlasting, wonderful prize (the kingdom of Heaven, its true joy and its true pleasures forevermore). God is the source of all true joy and pleasure (not sin). Sin is not pleasure. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans: chapter 6, verse 23).
Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice" (My truthful, literal instructions), "and a stranger will they not follow" (Satan's false prophets and their false doctrines) (John: chapter 10, verse 27 & verse 5).
Jesus said, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law [legalism], or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill [the perfect, unchangeable Law of God, to execute the perfect, unchangeable Law of God, to preach the perfect, unchangeable Law of God, to magnify and amplify the perfect, unchangeable Law of God]" (Matthew: chapter 5, verse 17).
This law that Jesus speaks of was given by God to Moses for the world, as the standard of right and wrong to obey. The breaking of this law, God calls "sin," and the soul that sins shall surely die. "The soul that sinneth, it shall die" (Ezekiel chapter 18 verse 4). Therefore, there can be no excuse for anyone, including legislators, for not knowing the Law of God. When the perfect, unchangeable Law of God commands thou shalt not kill (abort children), fornicate, commit adultery, steal, lie, or any other crime worthy of one going to Hell, and people do commit these crimes, that doesn't mean they're going to get off the hook at the judgment bar of God just because they believed Satanic, earthly government legislation that says that breaking God's law (sinning) is okay. The perfect, unchangeable Law of God says that these are crimes, and it is the perfect, unchangeable Law of God that will judge us on the final Judgment Day, not man's perversions of law that are the exact opposite of God's holy, perfect, unchangeable Law. The Apostle Paul stated, "But though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that we have preached unto you, let him be accursed" (Galatians: chapter 1, verse 8).
You of the world have received another doctrine. You have made that which is evil good and that which is good evil (Isaiah: chapter 5, verse 20). You have tried to change the unchangeable Law of God (Daniel: chapter 7, verse 25) and now you are accursed with many plagues and according to unchangeable Scripture, many more plagues are soon to come your way. (Read Revelation, chapters 8 & 9, King James Version.)
Jesus said, "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels" (Mark: chapter 8, verse 38).
When the Pharisees brought the woman who was caught in the very act of adultery before Jesus, Jesus told them to execute the law (legalism), stone her to death, but the executioner must be without sin. Her accusers did not qualify. The woman asked for forgiveness and confessed Jesus to be the Lord. Therefore, Jesus forgave her. The literal, legalistic stipulation of the Saviour's forgiveness was for her to "go and sin no more" (John: chapter 8, verse 11).
She did just that. She was thankful for the forgiveness of her sins and for being set free from Satan's power of deception. She was also thankful for the instruction of truth, for then she knew the only way to attain Heaven (the literal legalistic way).
The truth is that grace is power, the power from God to go and sin no more. The lie from Satan's false prophets is that grace gives you the freedom to go and sin some more. This is a lie born in Hell and begotten into the hearts of the false prophets and teachers, Satan's evangelists, who persuade people to believe that God is weak instead of Almighty.
The truth is powerful because when you know the truth, the truth shall make you free. (John: chapter 8, verse 32).
God made us free moral agents with power over our own will. God cannot make you do it nor can Satan stop you. The choice is yours and that is why you and you alone will be accountable on Judgment Day for your choice. You get to choose where you are going to spend eternity. Neither God, nor Satan, nor the government can do anything about the choice you make.
Join us in following the literal, legalistic Son of God who literally kept all of His own commandments, was rejected, crucified, buried, went to Hell, then conquered death, Hell and the grave so that we could literally know the way, the truth and the life. Jesus says, "Come and follow Me" (Matthew: chapter 19, verse 21). He means right now. "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew: chapter 11, verse 28). He means this minute. "For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light" (Matthew: chapter 11, verse 30).
When you ask the literal God to forgive you of all your sins and ask Jesus into your heart, Jesus will, by the Holy Spirit, enter into your body which is the outer part of your soul. It is a cross-carrying ministry, but Jesus bore the cross for you, and He will help you bear the cross for Him.
Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" In the Gospels Jesus told us. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me" (John: chapter 14, verse 6). Pilate should have read the Gospels. For your soul's sake, repeat this prayer:
My LORD and my GOD, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that JESUS CHRIST is the SON of the living GOD. 2 I believe that HE died on the cross and shed HIS precious blood for the forgiveness of all my former sins. 3 I believe that GOD raised JESUS from the dead by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT 4 and that HE sits on the right hand of GOD at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart, and I invite YOU into my heart, LORD JESUS. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that YOU shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 YOU will not turn me away, LORD JESUS; YOU will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because YOUR WORD, the Bible, says so. 8 YOUR WORD says that YOU will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that YOU have heard me, and I know that YOU have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank YOU, LORD JESUS, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as YOU command and sin no more.11
After salvation, JESUS said to be baptized, fully submerged in water, in the name of the FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY SPIRIT.12 Then study the King James Version Bible, and, for your benefit and the benefit of others, do what it says.13
CHRIST and GOD the FATHER now live in you through the HOLY SPIRIT. There is a way you can receive a fuller portion of the divine nature of GOD in you. The more the divine nature of GOD lives in you, the more you will be able to stand against the temptations that have so easily moved so many millions of Christians away from salvation. Pray for the baptism in the HOLY SPIRIT.14 For instructions on how to receive the baptism in the HOLY SPIRIT and to receive more of GOD’S holy nature, ask for our literature or call. For without holiness, no man shall see GOD (Hebrews 12:14).
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2. "Take heed that no man deceive you" (Matthew: chapter 24, verse 4) "For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many"( Matthew: chapter 24, verse 5) "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many" (Matthew: chapter 24, verse11) "Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" (Matthew: chapter 24, verses 23 & 24) "Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not" (Matthew: chapter 24, verse26). return
3. "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding" (Proverbs: chapter 9, verse 10). "...surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before Him" (Ecclesiastes: chapter 8, verse 12). "...in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him" (Acts: chapter 10, verse 35). "The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that hope in His mercy" (Psalm: chapter 147, verse 11). return
1. Psa. 51:5, Rom. 3:10-12, 23 return
2. Matt. 26:63-64, 27:54, Luke 1:30-33, John 9:35-37, Rom. 1:3-4 return
3. Acts 4:12, 20:28, Rom. 3:25, I John 1:7, Rev. 5:9 return
4. Psa. 16:9-10, Matt. 28:5-7, Mark 16:9, 12, 14, John 2:19, 21, 10:17-18, 11:25, Acts 2:24, 3:15, Rom. 8:11, I Cor. 15:3-7 return
5. Luke 22:69, Acts 2:25-36, Heb. 10:12-13 return
6. I Cor. 3:16, Rev. 3:20 return
7. Eph. 2:13-22, Heb. 9:22, 13:12, 20-21, I John 1:7, Rev. 1:5, 7:14 return
8. Matt. 26:28, Acts 2:21, 4:12, Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14 return
9. Matt. 21:22, John 6:35, 37-40, Rom. 10:13 return
10. Heb. 11:6 return
11. John 5:14, 8:11, Rom. 6:4, I Cor. 15:10, Rev. 7:14, 22:14 return
12. Matt. 28:18-20, John 3:5, Acts 2:38, 19:3-5 return
13. Deut. 4:29, 13:4, 26:16, Josh. 1:8, 22:5, 2 Tim. 2:15, 3:14-17, James 1:22-25, Rev. 3:18 return
14. Isa. 28:11-12, Joel 2:28-29, Luke 3:16, 11:9-13, John 1:29-34, 7:37-39, 14:15-29, 15:26, 16:7-14, Acts 1:1-8, 2:1-18, 32-39, 5:29-32, 19:1-7, Rom. 5:3-5, 15:13 return