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2 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 4

An Open Letter from the Staff...

An accurate understanding of word
meanings is essential for interpreting the
Bible. Much confusion exists within
Christendom today due to the lack of accuracy
on the part of both translators and Bible
students with respect to the meanings and
usages of KEY WORDS.
Unfortunately, enemies of true
Christianity only need to twist the meanings of
key words in our Bibles to utterly confuse
YEHOVAH God’s instruction book to
mankind. This happened at an early date.
Yeshua the Messiah came into the
Mediterranean world at a time of great
religious ferment. Many faiths and HOPE OF ISRAEL MINISTRIES
philosophies were COMPETING for the
allegiance of that world, and all of them were BIBLE
more congenial to that PAGAN Roman and CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
Greek world than were the teachings of the LESSON 4
The religion that became known as Published at Arcadia, California by Hope of
Christianity was established as the OFFICIAL Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH).
RELIGION of the Roman Empire in the year
313 A.D. It appeared to reject the “cult of the EDITOR AND DIRECTOR
gods” and the “cult of the Emperor,” and John D. Keyser
appeared even to differ from the Mystery
Cults prevalant throughout the empire. TECHNICAL ADVISOR
However, it embraced the KEY DOCTRINES
Sean C. Keyser
of the PAGAN Mystery Religions and
“Christianity” TOOK OVER some of the
YOUR ENROLLMENT has been paid by
terminology of Greek philosophy. Slowly,
others. Bulk copies for distribution not
and almost imperceptibly, word meanings in
given or sold.
the Scriptures were changed to reflect the
pagan infiltration into the church.
Editor at the following address:
The prudent Bible student needs to
Hope of Israel Ministries, P.O. Box 2186,
carefully research and examine these words --
Temple City, California 91780, U.S.A.
especially when establishing doctrine. That is
exactly what these lessons are designed to help
you do.
About Our Cover...
Paul says in II Timothy 2:15 -- “Study
to show thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, The Attic red-figure amphora pictured here is by the
RIGHTLY DIVIDING (discerning) the word Andocides painter and shows a Greek singer with
of truth.” his guitar and two figures listening.

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