Did you know that there are TWO Gods who are at war with each other? But only one of those Gods is the ONE TRUE God. And the other god is a DECEIVER. Now, it is pretty obvious that a deceiver is one who DECEIVES. In other words, some people in the world are being DECEIVED to believe that they are serving the TRUE God when in truth they are being deceived to serve the DECEIVER.

So which, God, do you serve? The Bible calls the ONE TRUE God by the title, Father with a capital “F” to distinguish him from the deceiver god who Jesus also called by the title of father but with a lower case “f”. Please read John 8:38-48 where Jesus is talking to God’s CHOSEN people, the Jews, and tells them straight to their face that they are serving the WRONG God because their DEEDS are EVIL. Is not serving the Devil serving the wrong god seeing that Satan is called the god of this world in 2 Corinthians 4:4?

John 8:38-47.

I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which you have seen with your father

39.  They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. (In other words, if you were true followers of Abraham who followed the TRUE God then you would do the GOOD WORKS that Abraham did.)

40.  BUT now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. (In other words, Jesus is saying, I am a man who has told you the TRUTH but you seek to kill me. Abraham would never seek to kill a man for simply telling him the TRUTH)

41.  You do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God

42.  Jesus said unto them, IF God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me

43.  Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because you cannot hear my word. 

44.  You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a LIAR and the father of it

45.  And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not. 

46.  Which of you convinces me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe me

47.  He that IS OF God HEARS God's WORDS: you, therefore, hear them NOT, because you are NOT OF God.” 

So then, any person who does NOT believe God’s word is NOT OF God and THEIR father is Satan, the Devil. And THEY will do the WORKS of their father the Devil. 1 John 3:1-18 says the same thing but in different words so let us read that passage of Scripture.

1 John 3:1-18.

“Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore, the world knows us not, because it knew him NOT. (In other words, those in the world do not UNDERSTAND the LOVE of God to esteem others better than themselves. The world serves their father the Devil who is all about SELF exaltation)

2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (Simply put, we have not yet received our glorified immortal bodies as Jesus has NOW but when Jesus returns we will indeed receive our inheritance of eternal life to become a JOINT-HEIR WITH Jesus)

3.  And every man that has this hope (Speaking of the hope of receiving eternal life) in him purifies himself, even as he is pure. (In other words, if you TRULY love Jesus then you will OBEY his commandment under the New Covenant written in the New Testament and you will walk EVEN AS Jesus walked going about doing GOOD. You will RESIST sin with every fiber of your being and IF you sin you will repent and ask forgiveness of your sin QUICKLY)

4.  Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (Speaking of God’s MORAL law and NOT the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES which were nailed to the cross and taken out of the way. In other words, Christians are NOT under the Law of Moses contained in ordinances. Please read the studies under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<<) 

5.  And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins, and in him is no sin

6.  Whosoever abides in him sins NOT: whosoever sins has not seen him, and neither known him. (In other words, IF Christians live in a lifestyle of sin then they are most likely Christians in NAME ONLY. To say this another way, if a person says that they are a Christian but they sin all the time and they make EXCUSES for their sinning then they are DECEIVED and they are the children of the Devil. They are SERVING their father, Satan, the Devil. They are serving the WRONG god)

7.  Little children, let no man deceive you (In other words, there are only two WAYS to live. You are either serving the ONE TRUE God or you are serving Satan the god of this present world system): he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. (Or those who serve righteousness are OF the one TRUE God and have his righteousness as their seal of being a TRUE born-again Christian. And)

8.  He that commits sin is OF the Devil; for the Devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the WORKS of the devil

9.  Whosoever is born of God does NOT commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (This means that God has created in us a NEW heart or a new inner man of our spirit. And our new heart fights against the desire of the outer man of our carnal fleshly desires to sin. Simply put, deep down inside true born-again Christians there is a deep desire to serve God and to no longer sin)

10.  IN THIS the children of God are manifest, and the children of the Devil: (In other words, here is a very simple test to see if you are a TRUE born-again Christian or if you are a Christian in NAME ONLY, as in, you are NOT truly saved. OR you have been DECEIVED by false teaching and you are in grave DANGER of LOSING your salvation) whosoever does NOT righteousness is NOT OF God, neither he that loves NOT his brother. (To say this another way, if a person says they are a Christian and they do NOT walk in LOVE to OBEY the teachings of Jesus under the New Covenant written in the New Testament then they are SERVING the WRONG god. They are servants of their father the Devil because their WORKS are NOT works of RIGHTEOUSNESS)

11.  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. (Or this is the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ that Jesus taught his disciples from the very beginning and commanded us to walk in love)

12.  Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore he slew him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous

13.  Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you. (The world hates Christians because those in the world do not understand that they are being DECEIVED by the god of this present world system. They are in BONDAGE to sin. They do not like being around true born-again Christians who SERVE the one TRUE God by obeying the word of His Son Jesus to walk in the LIGHT even as he is in the light. Good faithful Christians are LIGHTS in the world and the LIGHT exposes their sins. And their FLESH does NOT want to give up the worldly PLEASURES of sin)

14.  We know that we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren. He that loves NOT his brother abides in death

15.  Whosoever HATES his brother is a murderer: and you know that NO murderer has eternal life abiding in him. (Simply put, if you SAY that you are a Christian but you harbor HATE and revenge in your heart then you are SERVING the WRONG god. You are serving your father, the Devil. You are being DECEIVED by Satan’s lies and false teachings to serve UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. And if you do not CHANGE your WAY to serve RIGHTEOUSNESS then you will NOT receive eternal life in the world to come)

16.  Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (Meaning that we are to have the mind of Jesus Christ to esteem others better than ourselves. And that means suffering the wrong that others do to us. We are to overcome evil with doing GOOD)

17.  But whoso has this world's good, and sees his brother have a need and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him? (In other words, if you have the MEANS to help someone in need and the Holy Spirit is nudging you to help them and you disobey the leading of the Holy Spirit then how can you say that you are a Christian? To me, the word Christian means to be LIKE Jesus, the Christ. James teaches us in James 1:19-27 and James 2:14-26 that we are to be DOERS of the word and NOT hearers ONLY because by being a hearer only and not a doer of the word of truth we deceive ourselves. Faith, WITHOUT good works, is DEAD. It is VAIN)

18.  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in a tongue (Or in speaking words ONLY); but (Rather we ought to be SHOWING our love to the world) IN a DEED (Or through our doing GOOD WORKS of righteousness) AND in the TRUTH.” 

Now most Christians already know all of this but I like to keep reminding MYSELF of these sound Biblical truths to keep ME on the straight and NARROW WAY that leads unto the receiving of the END of my salvation, eternal life in the world to come. I could go on and on with this study in this same direction but I just recently learned of a very extremely subtle DECEPTION of Satan that I feel is very dangerous.

As many Christians already know there are a lot of different AGENDAS in the newer translation of the Bible. The real OBVIOUS agendas are seen in the Bible translations of Christian church denominations or church organizations that have their OWN translation of the Bible.

For example, most Christians are aware that the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints that have their OWN translation of the Bible called the Joseph Smith Translation. And, obviously, the AGENDA of the Mormon Church denomination is to have a translation of the Bible that SUPPORTS what they believe and teach.

Another example is the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The leaders of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, which is basically the governing body of the church ORGANIZATION of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, have printed their OWN Bible called the New World Translation. And, again, their AGENDA is to support what they believe and teach.

In other words, both of the church denominations mentioned above have their own BIAS translation of the Bible. And IF you are not aware that those Bibles are BIAS then you might be WRONGLY persuaded that what those church denominations teach is Biblical when, in fact, they are simply BIASED in their translation.

But those are not the ONLY BIAS translations out there. Most Protestant Christians are aware that the Roman Catholic Church has its OWN authorized Catholic Bible translations. I say translations in the plural because the Roman Catholic Church has authorized more than just one single Bible translation that they approve to be read by Roman Catholics. And again, their AGENDA is to have their own translations that better support what they believe and teach. For you see, WITHOUT the apocryphal books in the Roman Catholic authorized Bible translations the Roman Catholic Church has NO support for many of their false church doctrines such as praying for the dead and the doctrine of purgatory.

Now, while all Christians should be made aware of the AGENDAS of these newer Bible translations, this is not the main reason for this Bible study. As I said a moment ago, it just came to my attention that there is a Bible translation that has an EXTREMELY hidden AGENDA. The Bible that I am referring to is the MESSAGE BIBLE. It seems rather harmless on the surface. It is a paraphrase Bible translation which means that it is a thought for thought translation.

 And what that means is that the translators paraphrased what they themselves believe what the Bible teaches. In other words, they INTERPRETED the Bible FOR you. While there is nothing wrong with a person giving their OPINION as to what they believe that the Bible itself teaches it is quite DIFFERENT from writing a BIBLE that has one’s OWN PERSONAL interpretation of the Scriptures and calling it a BIBLE. For you see, to most people when they see the word Bible they EQUATE that word Bible to BEING the very WORD of Almighty God himself.

So be aware when you read “PARAPHRASED” Bibles because you are actually reading the OPINIONS of others. And thus you are NOT TRULY reading God’s word. You are reading the INTERPRETATION of others of what God’s word means to THEM. And, likewise, EVERY commentary that you read, INCLUDING my commentaries in the studies that I write are just OPINIONS. NO commentary is actually the WORD OF God. They are all INTERPRETATIONS of the word of God and they should be understood that they could very well be WRONG or INCORRECT interpretations of God's word.

Again, that was not the main reason that I am writing this study either. The main purpose of this study is to let my readers know the SECRET AGENDA of the Message bible. And from the time that this secret agenda came to my attention I can not bring myself to capitalize the word Bible in connection with the Message bible. Most Christians are aware that there is a practice or a religion called the OCCULT and that the occult is connected to the worshiping of Satan. But what some Christians may not be aware of is that Lucifer is Satan and that some people in the world worship Lucifer as the TRUE God. In other words, they believe that the God of the Bible that Christians follow is the ENEMY God so to speak and that Lucifer is the GOOD God so to speak. What I mean by this is that they wrongly believe that Lucifer is the LIGHT bearer who reveals the SECRET KNOWLEDGE that is hidden. And thus, to them, Lucifer is not the ADVERSARY which is what the name Satan means.

I do not want to make this study into a book so I will not get into a whole lot of what the occults teach. All you really need to know right now is that in order to become involved in an occult practice a person must INVITE the evil spirit behind the occult practices into their lives.

Now, I know what some of you are thinking. You are thinking, what true born-again Christian would ever INVITE Satan into their life? And I agree. But what some Christians are not aware of is that they are UNINTENTIONALLY inviting the WORKS of Satan, the Devil into their lives WITHOUT their knowing what they are doing. Most Christians are aware of obvious things like playing around with an Ouiji board. And most Christians are aware of even less obvious things like what Christian Science teaches that you can heal yourself using the power of your own mind. In other words, many Christians are aware that they should not practice things that are taught in the New Age Movement like the visualization of wealth to become extremely rich. And NO true Christian would ever intentionally INVOKE an evil spirit to help them.

And that brings me to the main point of this Bible study and the SECRET AGENDA of the Message Bible. If you are familiar with even some of the things in the occults you will know that most every occult group us the phrase “As above, so below”. And you know that those in occult practices INVOKE evil spirits which THEY see as spirit guides or as a GOOD spirit. But Christians know that they are in truth EVIL spirit. And one way that those in the occult practices invoke the evil spirit is to ask those spirits to REVEAL themselves to them.

With what we learned earlier in the study about Satan being the father of the UNRIGHTEOUS or the UNSAVED people of the world and how those in the occult INVOKE evil spirit by saying REVEAL yourself. Let us now read a couple of verses from the Message bible. See if you see what I am seeing as you read Matthew 6:6-10 from the Message bible?

Matthew 6:6-10 from the Message bible.

Here's what I want you to do: Find a quiet, SECLUDED place so you won't be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to SENSE his grace.

7. "The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They're full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling techniques for getting what you want from God. 

8. Don't fall for that nonsense. This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. 

9. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this: Our Father in heaven, REVEAL who you are.

10. Set the world right; Do what's best - as above, so below.”

Please notice that I did NOT quote the Message bible with a CAPITAL “B”. Nor did I use the Times Roman font style like I normally quote Scripture from the Bible. But rather, I used a LOWER case b in the word bible because, I myself, do NOT consider the Message bible to be a TRUE Bible. For you see, to ME, the translators have CHANGED the one TRUE God’s words to be the words of “A” god, the god of this present world system, Satan, the Devil.

Satan knows what your flesh wants and with “A” god such as that, you can simply INVOKE him using the SAME words that are used by those involved in OCCULT practices who say REVEAL yourself, as above, so below. Read the whole thing again with the mindset of a SATANIC SECRET AGENDA of having UNSUSPECTING Christians INVOKE the father of UNRIGHTEOUSNESS to reveal himself to them using the OCCULT phrase “As above so below”. 

The message from the Message bible starts off with using a practice used by New Age, cults, and even the occult. And that is practicing meditation in a quiet secluded place.

“Here is what I want you to DO. Find a quiet and SECLUDED place”

And this is exactly what those in occult groups do. They have their prayer rituals of INVOKING the evil spirits out in the woods in a secluded area. 

Let us continue reading the Message bible with the mindset of a satanic secret agenda of DECEIVING Christians to call upon Satan as their god UNKNOWINGLY.


“Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to god, and you will begin to SENSE his grace”. 

Please notice that the SAME deception used by Satan to deceive the Mormons is being used in the Message bible. Mormons are told to read the book of Mormon and pray that it be REVEALED to them as being the truth. They are told that they will SENSE a burning in their bosom and a SENSE of peace will come over them. So UNKNOWINGLY Mormons have INVOKED Satan to teach them.

Now notice how Satan plants his lie about PRAYER WARRIORS, saying do NOT be FOOLED by them. It is like a SUBLIMINAL message to unsuspecting Christians to deceive them to NOT become prayer warriors.

“7. The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant...

...8. Don't fall for that nonsense.”

Again, no truly born-again Christian would ever intentionally invoke an evil spirit into their life. And Satan knows that. But Satan also knows that even Jesus said that the Devil is the “father” of the world. So Satan’s target is those who SAY that they are Christians but they are Christians in NAME ONLY. They were born and raised in a church denomination but they have NO personal relationship with Jesus. So in truth, the one true God is not their heavenly Father, but rather Satan is the father, and Satan knows this. So with this in mind read the next part of this INVOCATION to Satan to REVEAL himself to unsuspecting Christians who are Christians in name only.

This is your father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. 

9. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this: Our father in heaven, REVEAL who you are.

10. Set the world right; Do what's best - as above, so below.”

The last part of verse 8 is like Satan saying to non-Christians, as in, those who are Christians in name only, this is YOUR father DEALING with you calling himself a God. I mean there is NOTHING even close to this in the original Greek text. Anyway, earlier I said that this secret agenda came to my attention but I did not tell you where it came to my attention. It came to my attention as I was doing some research to find an easy-to-read Bible translation for my sister who has shown an interest in reading and studying the Bible. She told me that she has tried to read the King James Version but she simply cannot follow the backward old English style of writing in the King James Bible. And while viewing some videos on YouTube about the opinions of other Christians on which newer translation is the best, I came across this video on YouTube. Please take a few minutes right now and watch the video and then come right back to this study in God's word.

Who or What is Baphomet?

I was drawn to click on that video, so I did. And now I am glad that I did because I was actually considering recommending the Message bible to my sister but I can no longer even bring myself to capitalize it as being God’s word let alone recommending it to anyone. Sorry if you are a fan of the Message bible and this offends you but that video turned my stomach to even think of the possibility of there being a secret agenda behind the Message bible. I cringed in my spirit when I watched that video. The video is just a little over ten minutes in length so I encourage my readers to take the time to watch it. I am sure that you will be glad you did. The brother in the Lord who made this video is a former Satanist. But NOW he born-again Christian who is from Chick Publications which is known for Christian Bible tracts used as a witnessing tool. He shares that, as a teenager, he was sucked into the occult BY the phrase “As above, so below”.

Now for those who do not know who or what Baphomet is then here is an image of him. Just click on this LINK and you can view hundreds of images of Baphomet that is used in virtually every occult group even if some of those groups do NOT consider themselves to be involved with the occult. You can clearly see that the Baphomet is NOT anything associated with true sound Biblical Christianity. So WHY did the translators put the occult phrase in the Message bible? Here is a short ten-minute video on the occult phrase “as above, so below that connects it to the Baphomet.

“As above, so below”

Please understand that I am not saying that you should never read the many newer Bible translations. But rather, I want my readers to be aware that all translations of the Bible have a certain amount of BIAS toward particular church denomination doctrines. But I do warn my readers and every Christian in every church denomination against praying the Our Father in the manner laid out in the Message bible. You have to wonder WHY the translators CHANGED the wording of the original Greek text to be the SAME words used by Satan worshipers to invoke evil spirits in the Message bible. We can certainly see Satan’s secret agendas in many other areas taking small steps at a time and I believe that Satan knows that his TIME is running out before he is bound in the bottomless pit for 1000 years.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you give HIM the glory for all his blessing. For you see, He alone is the Father of lights. And every good gift comes from above and NOT from below. It is Almighty God the Father who begat us by his word, the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ to become His sons and daughters to be LIGHTS in this present world. So let your light shine to let people see God IN you. (Matthew 5:16)

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.