by Tony Alamo
Childhood, or the time in which a person is a child, encompasses the time from birth to puberty, but in a more restricted sense, it is the time between infancy and puberty. This is why we use the terms infancy, childhood, youth, and manhood (Webster). This definition is mainly Biblical. Human nature and common sense agree.
Puberty, according to the Bible, to nature, and to all intelligent people, is the definition found in Webster’s dictionary: The age at which persons are capable of procreating and bearing children. This age varies in different climates, but in the U.S. it is considered to be twelve years of age in females, while in warmer climates (Africa—the Middle East), it can be nine or ten years of age in females. It is a hate crime and anti-God to prosecute and malign polygamists and those women who marry at puberty!
In the Bible, the Apocrypha, the Book of Jasher, chapter 24, verses 39-45, tells us that Rebekah (the mother of Israel and Esau) was ten years old when she married Isaac (the father of Israel and Esau). He was forty. “And they all blessed the Lord who brought this thing about, and they gave him [Isaac] Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel, for a wife for Isaac. And the young woman [not child] was of very comely appearance, she was a virgin, and Rebekah was ten years old in those days. And Bethuel and Laban and his children made a feast on that night, and Eliezer [Abraham’s servant who was sent by Abraham to get a wife for Isaac] and his men came and ate and drank and rejoiced there on that night.
“And Eliezer [Abraham’s servant] rose up in the morning, he and the men that were with him, and he called to the whole household of Bethuel [Rebekah’s father], saying, Send me away that I may go to my master [Abraham and Isaac]; and they rose up and sent away Rebekah and her nurse Deborah, the daughter of Uz, and they gave her silver and gold, men servants and maid servants, and they blessed her. And they sent Eliezer away with his men; and the servants took Rebekah, and he went and returned to his master to the land of Canaan. And Isaac took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he brought her into his tent. And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of his uncle Bethuel, for a wife.” This was not incest then because there was no law yet. The law came with Moses many years later.
There are many places in the Bible which tell of young women marrying older men. As a matter of fact, all marriages were that way! Older men are able to support the wives and children. In Judges chapter twenty-one it states, “Then the elders of the congregation [of Israel] said, How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing the women are destroyed out of [the tribe of] Benjamin? [The entire tribe of Benjamin including the women and children were destroyed except 600 men that escaped. They were destroyed for not putting to death the homosexual sodomites of Benjamin who raped and murdered a Levite’s concubine.] And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that be escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel. Howbeit we [of the other eleven tribes] may not give them wives of our daughters: for the children of Israel have sworn, saying, Cursed be he that giveth a wife to Benjamin. [The tribes of Israel had sworn to the Lord that they would not give their daughters to the tribe of Benjamin for wives because of the homosexual sodomite situation or problem of Benjamin.]
“Then they [of Israel] said, Behold, there is a feast of the Lord in Shiloh yearly in a place which is on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah. Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards; And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.
“And it shall be, when their fathers or their brethren come unto us to complain [that we have taken your daughters and sisters], that we will say unto them, Be favourable unto them for our sakes: because we reserved not to each man his wife in the war: for ye did not give unto them at this time, that ye should be guilty. And the children of Benjamin did so, and took them wives, according to their number, of them that danced, whom they caught: and they went and returned unto their inheritance, and repaired the cities, and dwelt in them” (Judg. 21:16-23).
And in another place in the Bible it says, “And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the Lord of Midian… And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods… And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord [they, Israel, committed fornication with the Midianite whores]. Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women [which had not reached puberty and others that had], that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves [as wives]” (Num 31:3, 9, 15-18).
And in the New Testament it says, now the Holy “Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times [which is now] some [Christians] shall depart from the faith [They will stop listening to God and stop obeying Him. They will begin] giving heed [paying attention] to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry [at puberty, if they want to]” (I Tim. 4:1-3).1
The seducing spirits, the deceiving spirits that people are giving heed to (paying attention to), are saying that it is all right to have same sex marriages and are forbidding women to marry at puberty. These are doctrines of devils (I Tim. 4:1-3)! These are forbidden by God, and God will give them eternal damnation, punishment, damnation on Judgment Day, no matter how much they protest or lobby!!2
Today’s evil, one-world, satanic secular Roman government is extremely dangerous. They (the FBI and BATF) murdered the Christian children at Waco, Texas. They also murdered their Christian mothers and fathers. Several secular government agents resigned, quit their jobs at the FBI, the BATF, and at other agencies, such as the DHS, because they hated what they were doing. This country has become a dictatorship with the rest of the world, and it is all coming from Rome, powered by the devil’s spirit, just exactly as the Bible said it would.3 The people of the world are now witnessing the death of this nation and if they look a little deeper with understanding they are witnessing the death of the world. The funeral will be held very soon. Jeremiah prophesied the death of Judah, Jerusalem and it happened till 1947-1948, but this is the final, the end of time. It won’t come back!
The Department of Human Services will not allow children or adults to read the Bible or even hear it because it exposes this entire conspiracy of the devil. In a motion the DHS recently wrote against God and me, they (illegally, unconstitutionally, and blasphemously) stated that portions of God’s holy Word are “abusive”!??! They said the people of my church cannot have their children back unless they sever their relationship with God’s Word, my church, and me. This puts the parents in the position of choosing between their children, God, and the church which led them to salvation through the Lord! Parents could choose their children and leave the church, but this goes against God and their strong belief in God. They would become anti-Christ like the other fallen away Christians and the world secular government. This would show great distrust in God’s ability to rescue them as He did Noah and his family from the flood, Jacob from Esau, Joseph from prison, Israel from Pharaoh in Egypt, Gideon with his 300 men from the Midianites who were so numerous they were like grasshoppers, Samson from the Philistines, David from Goliath, King Hezekiah and the kingdom of Judah from Sennacharib and his army of 185,000, Esther and the nation of Israel from annihilation by the Medes and the Persians, Daniel from the lion’s den, the three Hebrew children from the fiery furnace, Peter and the apostles from prison, and much, much more.4
The secular government and the false prophet (Rome’s one-world religion) are saying they are God, as the Bible foretells it would say in Second Thessalonians 2:1-4. Paul tells us that the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ will not be at hand until we see what is happening today. Verses 3-4 state, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away [of Christians] first [a departing from the faith in God, and His Word (I Tim. 4:1), which is happening now!], and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; WHO OPPOSETH AND EXALTETH HIMSELF ABOVE ALL THAT IS CALLED GOD, OR THAT IS WORSHIPPED; SO THAT HE AS GOD SITTETH IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD.” “KNOW YE NOT THAT YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD?” (I Cor. 3:16).5 The spirit of the devil enters into the fallen away former Christians,6 those who have departed from the faith, to complete the entire body of Antichrist, the body which now says the Bible is evil, abusive, and states that it is dangerous for children to read and hear and obey what they say is the exact opposite of truth. Remember the good Christians who were murdered at Waco! Those others, the former Christians who have fallen away from God, are now antichrists, and are actually now the members of Satan’s body, his spirit of Antichrist. All those who worship him say, by the spirit of Satan, that he is God! Satan is “showing himself [in the temple of God, the bodies of former Christians] that he is God” (2 Thes. 2:4).
Mr. Harris of the FBI is recruiting goons to run our people with my literature off the streets. They hate God and His Word. They blaspheme God, take our children, put us in jails, murder Christians, murder babies, honor the devil, Satan, hate the Bible, hate God’s people, and teach children perversion in public schools to love and honor it. This is the “abomination that maketh desolate” (Dan. 11:31, Dan. 9:27, Matt. 24:15) the most dangerous people in the world.
“And then shall that Wicked be revealed [that Wicked is the one-world secular government, false prophet—the devil’s church and the devil himself], whom the Lord shall consume with the SPIRIT OF HIS MOUTH, and shall destroy with the brightness of HIS coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth [Christ], but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
“But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren [strong true Christians] beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification [separation from sin, evil] of the Spirit and belief of the truth [Christ—the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6)]: Whereunto He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through His power, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work” (II Thes. 2:8-17).
There are several reasons other pastors, teachers, preachers, and evangelists don’t know the things I teach: 1) They haven’t been called. 2) They don’t know God. 3) They don’t pray or study enough. 4) They are cowards, fearful, and unbelieving.7 5) They are false prophets—devils.
To consistently bring powerful, truthful, meaningful messages, an anointed minister must spend an average of eight to ten hours a day in Bible study and pray without ceasing. It isn’t enough to be called and anointed. People go to work on regular jobs for eight to ten hours a day. How much more are Christians to devote their lives for God and for the souls of men, women, and children!
Homosexuals and lesbians are going into courtrooms attempting to deregulate the Word of God, delegalize the Word of God, and the godless judges are going for it. Wait till they stand before God on Judgment Day! They will certainly not think themselves to be wise at that time.
People ask me, “Why don’t you go to court to get them (the anti-Christs) to make marriage at the age of puberty legal, or make it legal for men to have multiple wives if they want to as they can afford?” I tell them that it would be a sham to ask unsaved judges for permission to do the things that God has already made law, and to have any unsaved, secular judge or any committee say no. God, who is the final word, says yes to those two laws and all His law!!8 and a loud NO to the anti-Christ, the sins of homosexuality and lesbianism, let alone homosexual or lesbian marriage!9 Jesus said you must be born again of the SPIRIT, you have to be, and keep His commandments (John 3:3-7,Matt. 19:17). Do it now or you won’t be able to enter Heaven. Do it now by saying this prayer to God:
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 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
You've just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up the cross daily for the purpose of mortifying yourself, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of Christ.
Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of Christ. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for God on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for God on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the Word of God, then submit yourself and do what the Word says, so that the Church and the world may see evidence of your submission to God's Word, His order, and His authority in and by you.
Praise the Lord. May God reward you abundantly.
Pastor Tony Alamo
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1. II Tim. 4:2-4 return
2. Gen. 19:1-13, Lev. 18:22, 26-30, 20:13, Deut. 23:17, I Kings 14:24, 15:11-12 Rom. 1:18-32, I Cor. 6:9-10, Jude 7, Rev. 21:8 return
3. Dan. 7:7-8, 19-25, Rev. 13:2-8, 11-12, 17: 1-9, 15-18 return
4. Ex. 14:21-31, Psa. 22:4-5, 37:39-40, Dan. 3:12-27, 6:11-23 return
5. I Cor. 6:19, II Cor. 6:16 return
6. Matt. 12:43-45 return
7. Rev. 21:8 return
8. I Cor. 7:9, I Tim. 5:14-15, Heb. 13:4, Everyday Life in Bible Times, National Geographic Society, p. 305; The Encyclopedia of Judaism, MacMillan Publishing Co., p. 462; The Bible Almanac, Thomas Nelson Publishers, p. 414; Jewish Literacy, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, pp. 611-612; The Lion Encyclopedia of the Bible, Reader’s Digest Assoc., Inc., p. 166; The Path’s of Culture, Kaj Birket-Smith, p. 304; Manners and Customs in the Bible, Victor H. Matthews, p. 21; Women in the Ancient Near East, Abingdon Press, pp. 960-961; Marriage Laws and Decisions in the United States, Geoffrey May LL.B., pp. 9-10, Law of Marriage and Divorce Simplified, Richard V. MacKay, LLB., LLM, (Harvard), pp. 5, 8; Strange Customs of Courtship and Marriage, William J. Fielding, p. 166; A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice, Isaac Klein, p. 397 return
9. Gen. 19:1-13, Lev. 18:22, 26-30, 20:13, Deut. 23:17, I Kings 14:24, 15:11-12 Rom. 1:18-32, I Cor. 6:9-10, Jude 7, Rev. 21:8 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