The research and development of this site was compiled by one man who was inspired by past events and struggles in his life to pursue this research.
The author is not affiliated with any religious group, science group or political group, so there was no bias in his willingness to search for the true meaning of the scriptures. No money was collected for the research or hosting of this website and no profit is desired or expected from its readers.
The author has no agenda except to share this great understanding he has discovered through the process of reverse engineering the human mind and the wisdom he has received through a very thorough reading of scripture.
It is his hope that it will be a blessing to its readers, their families, friends, religions, and countries.
Because of what he has learned through suffering, he humbly has dedicated his time purely for the benefits of all mankind and to the glory of its Creator, the Engineer in whom he now puts all his trust.
For the purpose of guiding you, the author feels it would be beneficial to refer to him by the biblical name of Adon (which is similar to his birth name). Let me explain.
When you read scripture, it is common for people to be called by a new name.
A name that represents that they have become a new person with a new mission,
a new purpose in helping others.
Genesis 17:5 Your name is no longer to be Abram. Instead your name will be Abraham [which means Father of Multitude], since I'll make you the father of many nations
Genesis 17-15 Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah [Princess] shall be her name"
Genesis 32:28 He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed."
Genesis 41:45 Then Pharaoh named Joseph Zaphenath-paneah.
Genesis 35:10 God said to him, "You shall no longer be called Jacob, But Israel shall be your name." Thus He called him Israel. God also said to him, "I am God Almighty; Be fruitful and multiply; A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, And kings shall come forth from you.
Acts 13:9 But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit
Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Genesis 17:19 God replied, “No! Your wife Sarah will give you a son, and you will name him Isaac [which means "He Laughs" because Sarah laughed when the Lord told her she will conceive a child at age 80]
Acts 4:36 Joseph, a descendant of Levi, had been born on the island of Cyprus. The apostles called him Barnabas, which means “son of encouragement.”
So Adon, in Hebrew (אָדוֹן) means lord. It doesn't mean "The Lord" who is the creator, it means master or teacher.
1 Peter 3:6
like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord.
Think of it like you would a coach who you must respect and listen to, even when they discipline you. One that you respect and trust is the one you will follow. Does a coach give up his time to teach you so you can do everything wrong and still expect to win a championship. No, a coach trains you to be a champion. If you don't trust your coach and do the hard work, you will be thrown off the team.
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This is a great time to clarify the understanding behind the words lord, and The Lord, as this topic is quite misunderstood by many religions. Maybe on purpose, but most likely just due to generations of misguided teaching.
See, the title, lord Jesus does not mean that Jesus is actually "The Lord" who came down from heaven in a human body. The confusion is due to the translators of the Bible who
decided it would be better to remove the Creator's name from the scripture. The Creator's name in the Old Testament (from the Hebrew Bible
Tanakh) is recorded with the four letters YHWH, which is apparently missing its vowels.
Because of this, there is much controversy over the saying of the name and some translators of the Bible decided to use Hashem (which means "the name") or "The Lord" in place of YHWH.
Others decided to guess at what the missing vowels could be and chose to use the name Yahweh instead of YHWH. Others still decided to convert Yahweh to English as the name Jehova.
With all these translations, the word lord becomes misunderstood when the word lord is used along with YHWH in the original text. They cannot mean the same thing. Here is an example.
Example of "Lord" being used in conjunction with Jesus:
Matthew 17:4 New International Version (NIV)
Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here.
Matthew 17:4 American Standard Version (ASV)
And Peter answered, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here
Matthew 17:4 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
And Kefa said in reply to Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach, Adoni, it is good for us to be here.
Adoni is Hebrew for lord used as a teacher or master.
Now here is an example of "The Lord" used in conjunction with the Creator:
Exodus 10:8 New International Version (NIV)
Then Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. “Go, worship the Lord your God,” he said. “But tell me who will be going.”
Exodus 10:8 American Standard Version (ASV)
And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve Jehovah your God; but who are they that shall go?
Exodus 10:8 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
And Moshe and Aharon were brought again unto Pharaoh; and he said unto them, Go, serve Hashem Eloheichem; but who are they that shall go?
If you notice, the ASV uses Jehovah when referring to GOD and Lord when referring to Jesus, while the OJB uses Hashem when referring to GOD and Adoni when referring to Jesus.
And the NIV uses "The Lord" when refering to GOD and "Lord" when referring to Jesus. Now just to follow up, when Sarah called Abraham "lord", what name would she use in Hebrew?
1 Peter 3:6 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
Sarah submitted in mishma’at (obedience) to Avraham Avinu, calling him ADONI
Here is another from Joseph when he was put in charge of Egypt
Genesis 45:9 (NIV)
Now hurry back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt.
Genesis 45:9 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
Haste ye, and go up to Avi, and say unto him, Thus saith thy ben, Yosef, Elohim hath made me as adon kol Mitzrayim;
I hope you can follow this now. That is why I read many translations. This is a very sensitive subject for some and another reason for religions to be divided. My personal feeling is that the Creator does have a name but he just doesn't want us to use it. He wants us to call him "Father" and respect and follow him as our "spiritual" father. This will help us accept his laws and his punishments. For what father does not discipline his children for their own benefit.
My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in
Would it not be disrespectful to call your earthly father by his actual name? I think it would show him disrespect if you call him by his actual name, that's why I feel that he didn't give us the vowels. To call him by his name, as perceived in our mind, is like thinking of him as just a friend. If we think of the Lord as just a friend, we will not fear him and he won't be able to help you stop from your sin. I know I feared my own father and that stopped me from getting into trouble or trying drugs.
Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”
Just my thoughts on the subject. I suggest you read up on the Tetragrammaton and make your own decision on this one.
I myself said, ‘How gladly would I treat you like my children and give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation.’ I thought you would call me ‘Father’ and not turn away from following me.
"After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will make many to be accounted righteous"
The author is an aerospace engineer with a degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University. He is also a carpenter and a software developer. He is married 35 years to the woman he met in high school. He has two sons aged 30 and 27. His mother's mother, a descendant of the Pilgrims. One of her descendants was William Rittenhouse, the first Mennonite minister in America. His mother's father is jewish and a Levite. The author's father was of Italian descent and raised him as a Catholic (a faith he no longer practices). His father went to church religiously every Sunday and brought the children along, usually unwillingly. His father never read the Bible and didn't teach any scripture to his family, but did have a strong moral sense of character and was well respected in the community. At college, he rarely attended weekly mass due primarily to his professors teaching him that humans evolved. Religion seemed pointless. Thankfully, he finally did his own research and he hopes to inspire you to read the Bible as well. So the author is an Italian Jew, which is similar to the background of Apostle Paul, who was also a Jew and Roman citizen.
The events that led to all this research are a very long story in itself. There are many signs that led him on this path, it was not a path he chose freely. There was a car accident which he and his family hydroplaned in the rain, then crossed five lanes of traffic while driving backwards at over 60 mph. The car proceeded to stop gently in the shoulder with no injuries and struck no other vehicles. There was that double rainbow which appeared during the first family gathering, shortly after his father's death. The day his family had first gathered at their vacation home, the first time without their father. An hour after his sister told the family to look for rainbows and butterflies as a sign from God that their dad is OK in heaven. The following day a butterfly landed on his mother and his wife, crazy coincidence? Maybe, but at the time it was a very moving experience in faith for the family.
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth
That leads to another event that occured years later. He needed to make an important decision on where to send his son, who was struggling at school and being mocked by his teammates. His son loved basketball and was going into his senior year in high school, but school politics were getting in the way and there were several incidents the previous season where his son was roughed up at practice by the players and assistant coach. Everyone thought he was foolish to allow his son to attend a high school in Brooklyn where he would be the only white student in the school. But after playing in a summer ball season with the team he had to make a decision soon and there were only two games left. He really had no other choice so he prayed that the Lord would give him some kink of sign. In both the final two games a butterfly landed on his shoulder and he knew what he had to do. There are not too many butterflies in Brooklyn the coach told him. He trusted in these signs and let him go; despite many warnings that his son could be killed. He felt that the Lord had a plan and he and his wife had to trust in the signs. Turned out that the students at the new school embraced his son and watched over him. This experience became a turning point in his son's life, even his own life would be changed by all the kindness he received from the people in the city. He ended up getting a division I scholarship after just the 2nd game of the season. This is a story he hopes to share with the world, a story that could end the nation's racial divide.
While he was busy researching the brain for a few years now, one day his son came home and handed him a Bible. He told him he needed help with his born again girlfriend. It seemed that her mother wanted her to break up with him because he didn't know the Lord. So he asks his father if he can help him learn about God. So for the first time in his life he started reading the Bible to help his son. But soon he was reading things that were helping him understand all the problems he had with his marriage and raising his children. This Bible changed his life and he hasn't put it down since. The Bible connected him to the meaning behind all of these events, and many tragedies and deaths which he had witnessed in his life. These tragedies were all strangely connected to him in one way, they happened to those who had cursed him when he was just trying to bring fairness to his town's youth sports programs. They all seemed innocent at the time but, it was this connection with his past and these biblical stories of the patriarch's that really drew him into the scriptures. These scriptures really made him feel that there was a bigger purpose for his life because of all these signs. He began to accept that the Lord was guiding him to do this work and he had to submit to it.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Another thing that was going on in his life was that he started having dreams each morning. This was early on when he just started reading the Bible for the first time. The dreams went on for several years and each was like listening to a sermon. He never saw the face of the preacher and in some dreams it seemed like he was the one speaking. But almost all the dreams had the same theme, they were teaching him how the priests had corrupted the Lord's laws and were leading the people astray. He rememeber learning things in the dreams that he later found in the Bible, but he had never heard them before. The dreams lasted hours sometimes and he could remember them vividly, like he just spent the morning in church. After the dreams ended he found this Bible verse that really shocked him.
The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away.
There were also many experiences in his childhood that he refelected on while reading stories from the Bible. Like the story of Joseph he also suffered because of his father's favoritism, as his older sister hated him. He was his father's only son and he father spent most of his time playing sports and coaching him which made his older sister very jealous.
Then after years of wiring up the brain and reading scripture, he discovered in his ancestry that he was actually a descendant of Levi, whose decedents were Moses and Aaron (the first anointed high priest). The Levites were assigned the responsible for teaching the Lord's Law (the Torah, the first five books of the Bible), the law that he was beginning to finally understand. His mother recently told him that she hid the fact that he was a Jew because she was afraid that someone may kill him. This sounded like what happened to Moses. Interestingly, on the tombstone of his great grandparents he finds the names of Moses' only two sons were the same as his two great grandfather's names. Now while all this stuff is happening and he realizes that it all came to him, he wasn't searching for any of this knowledge, he really started to wonder if, because of his experience, God chose him for something big.
Instead, appoint the Levites to be in charge of the tabernacle of the covenant law—over all its furnishings and everything belonging to it
“the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty. But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness.
So it appears that being a Levite is a big deal according to the Bible. Now with his knowledge of how the brain works and his new passion for the scriptures there were many changes going on with his personality. The Lord says "are not my words like fire? like a hammer that breaks up rocks?" And those words were changing him, changing him in such a way that everyone was noticing. He started to understand through brain research that as we meditate on scripture, it starts to reprogram our mind. Setting up new rewards and changing the core beliefs that we once trusted in. If we really believe what we are reading, the changes happen faster and the brain research back that up with the "trust circuit" that produces acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter responsible for learning.
"Pharmacological data clearly indicate that both muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors play a role in encoding of new memories" -The Role of Acetylcholine in Learning and Memory
One of the first scriptures that he programed in through meditation was.
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.
This little code running in our mind can have a great effect on our behavior. It changed his relationship with his oldest son by not allowing the boys words to get him upset. When his son didn't get the usual response from dad, the abusive behavior stopped and their relationship improved greatly. So he went on memorizing more scriptures like Psalm 40 and Isaiah 59, two of his favorites. Psalm 1 tells us..
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.
So he started to see how meditating on words was allowing them to be installed in our mind as decision and behavior processing circuits. Then this verse from the book of Joshua really connected the scriptures with the brain.
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
And here we have the most important understandings in the Bible. The way the Lord protects us is when we have installed his words into our mind. Meditation is the key to having the Lord's spirit and why Buddhism is known to change the mind. Words are suppose to be our "Daily Bread", our nourishment for our spirit. So we see how different religions are really together in the true understanding about God. It's just that Christianity today has all but lost these critical teachings and why it's so divided. The Bible, just like Buddhism teaches us that meditation is necessary to gain protection from our religion. And brain research backs it up completely. Now we are really learning about our God.
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates
When you really connect with the scriptures and study every word, you will hear a voice calling you to go and teach others. If you read The Servant chapter on this site you will see the pattern of scriptures that Christ quotes from often in the New Testament, showing us that he has read and memorized them. The Bible tells us that the Lord chooses a person to serve him from amoung the people of that generation.
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.
As you can imagine I am starting to question myself now, have all these things happened for a reason? The servant's role is to memorize the Lord's laws, to separate what is evil from what is good in the Lord's eyes, not society. Then he is to bring understanding the people and teach them to save them from their sins. I can tell you that this is not an easy task. Trying to enlighten someone who doesn't want to change is like speaking to a wall and they can even get pretty nasty with you (like my brother-in-law). But the Lord is right there pushing you to keep pressing on.
He then said to me: “Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them. You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel— not to many peoples of obscure speech and strange language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you. But the people of Israel are not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for all the Israelites are hardened and obstinate. But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are.
Jesus would agree with me on this one. Sometimes I see Jesus' dilemma in trying to help people to repent their sins. You really do have to lay down your life to help some people. These two scriptures really have helped me the most to not give up trying to reach people.
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
The Servant of the Lord
“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight. I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth.”
There is much more to this story and he will post more in the near future. Check back soon.
Hear the word of the Lord, “Your own people who hate you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy!’ Yet they will be put to shame.