Is BAAL GAD the LORD GOD of Christianity?
To find the answer to this question a good place to begin is using the Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary.
#1167 ba’al, bah’al; from 1166; a master; hence a husband, or (fig.) owner (often used with another noun in modification of this latter sense):- + archer, + babbler, + bird, captain, chief man, + confederate, + have to do, + dreamer, those to whom it is due, + furious, those that are given to it, great, + hairy, he that hath it, have, +horseman, husband, lord, man, + married, master, person, + sworn, they of.
Now if these were the only uses of the word baal we really couldn’t complain could we? Why? Because even Scripture reveals that YHVH (Tetragrammaton) was a husband to Israel. (cf. Isa. 54:5; Jer. 31:32). This in Hebrew would be YHVH is baal to Israel. Thus, baal is used in a good sense. But this is not the only usage of the word base as we shall show.
#1168 ba’al, bah’al; the same as 1167; Baal, a Phoenician deity:-Baal, (plur.) Baalim.
Here we find another Baal, a bad one, a false deity. Can we find out more about this false deity? Yes, let me quote page 1212 in the Explanatory Notes of The Scriptures:
Ba’al: This word it seems, gradually became a proper name. A similar Semitic word derives from the Aryan root Bhal, which means "to shine," according to some. According to W. H. Roscher’s well-known lexicon of mythology, Ba’al (Bel, Belos) was the ancestral and national deity of the Semites, and says that Ba’al was the founder of Babel (Babylon), according to secular history. He is identified with Zeus, Jupiter, Ammon, Asshur, Assur, Kronos, and Bel-Markud. Morris Jastrow, Max Müller, and W. H. Roscher all three agree: Baal is the Babylonian sun deity. The Ba’als of the nations were sun deities, and Ba’al worship means sun worship.These idol names are forbidden to be mentioned- Ex. 23:13; Joshua 23:7;
#1171 Baal Gad, bah’al gawd; from 1168 and 1409; Baal of Fortune: Baal Gad, a place in Syria:- Baal-gad.
Now that wasn’t much of an answer was it? We still haven’t found out who or what Baal of Fortune was. Let us dig deeper to find out the truth by looking up the reference that was given under Strong’s #1409 for more light.
#1409 gad, gawd; from 1464 (in the sense of distributing); fortune:- troop.
Believe me, the answer was revealed under Strong’s #1409 if you know where to find the Scripture that reveals this false deity—Baal of fortune! Actually it will be quite revealing once you see it!
"But you are those who forsake YHVH, who forget My set-apart mountain, who prepare a table for Gad [that troop, KJV], and who fill a drink offering for Meni [than number, KJV]. And I shall allot you to the sword, and let you bow down to the slaughter, because I called and you did not answer, I spoke and you did not hear, and you did evil before My eyes and chose that in which I did not delight," Isa. 65:11-12.
If you have a KJV Bible, you will find for Gad it says "that troop" (Strong’s #1409). In fact many Bibles have center or side column references that inform the readers that (that troop) or Gad is a false deity!
This can also be discovered by looking at Strong’s #1408.
#1408 Gad, gad; a var. of 1409; Fortune, a Bab. Deity:- that troop.
Here is where Satan has played word games to deceive the whole world into worshipping a false Babylonian deity of Fortune! But who is really being worshipped behind the name of this ancient idol Baal-Gad? And how has Satan accomplished this so easily? Word Games! Remember Acts 4:12 (Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven whereby we must be saved. Remember that YAOHÚSHUA also said in John 5:43 “I have come by the name of My Father, yet ye do not accept Me; whenever another might come by his own name, that one then ye will receive!”
Notice under Strong’s #1167, one of the definitions of the word “BAAL” into English is “LORD”.
BAAL ZEBUWB OR BEELZEBOUL
#1176 Baal Zebuwb, bah’al zeb-oob; from 1168 and 2070; Baal of (the)fly; Baal-zebub, a special deity of the Ekronites: - Baal-Zebub.
The Pharisees called YAOHÚSHUA (the true and original Name of Messiah) Beelzebub (Mat. 10:25) and claimed that He cast out the demons by the prince of demons (Mat. 12:24, 27; Mk. 3:22; Lk. 11:15, 18, 19). Well, now go to Strong’s #954 and be ready for a shock!
#954 Beelzeboul, beh-el-zeb-ool’; of Chald. Or. [by parody upon 1176]; dung-god; Beelzebul, a name of Satan: - Beelzebub.
GAD, GAWD, GOD
Are you beginning to see that BAAL = lord or LORD or master and that BAAL is none other than SATAN himself?! But coupled with Satan’s title of Baal which equals lord, or Lord, or LORD, or master is the word “GAD”. GAD meant “Fortune or that troop”. Could the old saying about a person sold their soul to Satan have any bearing here? Satan will give you a fortune for your soul, but once you have sold it to him, he will usually double cross you and take your life (soul) away! How many troops of lost souls does Satan have through his deceptions?!
Notice how the Massoretics vowel pointed the word “Gad “in Hebrew in 1409 like this: “dG:”. When pointed like this, the word is pronounced “Gawd or God or god” in Hebrew. Now if we translate BAAL GAD into English what does it become? Does it not become LORD GOD? Or lord god? Or Lord God? The capitalization doesn’t change the sound of the word in any way and even so the fact is Baal Gad is the Lord God who is Lord Satan or Master Satan!
PUTTING IT TOGETHER!
Let me quote another explanatory note from pages 1214-1215 of The Scriptures: Gad: Apart from Gad, the son of Ya’aqob (Jacob) there was another "Gad." The astrologers of Babel called Jupiter (Zeus) by the name "Gad." He was also well known among the Canaanites (the Kena’anites) where his name was often coupled with Baal, Baal Gad, which according to the Massoretic vowel pointing in the book of YAOHÚSHUA (Joshua) is pronounced: Baal God. This same name is discovered in the ancient Germanic languages as Gott, Goda, Gode, God, Gud, Gade. And searching further back into its Indo-Germanic (Indo-European) roots, we find that it traces back to the word GHODH, which means "union" even "sexual union." No wonder this meaning is still evident in the Dutch and German gode. It is also not difficult to see it in the English "gadfly" and "gadding about." Also in Hebrew the word “Gott” of the German God means “skull” in the etymological word of “Golgotha” which means a “place of skull.”
It is no wonder then that Satan was termed Baal Zebuwb in Hebrew and Beel Zeboul in Greek! So we have seen that both mean Lord of the flies (See Brown, Driver & Briggs Hebrew Lexicon to the Old Testament under 1176).
How ironic that Satan was pictured as a gadfly or as one who gads about! A look at the definition of these two words in Webster’s New World Dictionary is quite revealing: gad·fly n., pl. flies’ [GAD² + FLY²] 1. a large fly that bites livestock 2. One who annoys others.
- gad·a·bout n. a person who gads about; restless seeker after fun, etc.
- Gad¹ (gad) [Heb. gadh, lit., fortune] Bible 1. The seventh son of Jacob 2. The tribe of Israel descended from him
- Gad² (gad) interj. [euphemism for GOD] [also g-] a mild oath or expression of surprise, disgust, etc.
- gad¹ (gad) vi. gad’ded, gad’ding [LME gadden, to hurry, perhaps back-formation < gadeling, companion in arms < OE. gædeling: for IE. Base see GATHER] to wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement—n. an act of gadding: chiefly in the phrase on (or upon) the gad, gadding about—gad’der n.
Now let’s compare the meanings here with Isaiah. 65:11 where Gad has been translated as "that troop." 1. A troop is defined as a group of persons, animals, or, formerly, things; herd, flock, band, etc. 2. Loosely, a great number; lot 3. A body of soldiers 4. A subdivision of a calvary regiment that corresponds to a company of infantry 5. A unit of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts under an adult leader 6. [Archaic] a group of actors; troupe, etc. (Webster’s New World Dictionary).
These definitions would cause the meaning of this word to fall in the category of gad¹ in the sense of "gather" which is why the translators rendered Gad as " that troop. " Gad¹ corresponds
with the meaning of the deity of fortune which also was the Creator’s intended purpose for using the word, while Gad² ties it all together in the sense of a "euphemism for God."
In the book of Job, when Satan appeared with the sons of ULHIM before YÁOHU UL, he was asked, "Whence comest thou?" Satan’s answer was, "From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it." (Job. 1:7, 2:2) Satan as Baal-Zebub (Lord of flies) does exactly what a gadfly and a gadabout does. He is a restless seeker after fun. He goes to and fro, up and down seeking to annoy others (man and especially YÁOHU UL) which he thinks is fun.
Satan does have a terrible bite and he can be very annoying too—just like a gadfly! Also he gads about looking for souls to devour and it must be a lot of fun for him to deceive and cause so much misery and suffering upon humanity. (c.f. Job chapters 1 & 2 again; 1 Pet. 5:8). No wonder Mr. Strong said that Beelzeboul was a name for Satan (c.f. Strong’s #954 GD).
Webster's Dictionary says the word God means: any of various beings, a person or a thing. If God means various beings, then God can also mean Satan, Satyr, daemons or demons, wild goat, Baalzebub, Bel, Lord of Flies, Dagon, Zeus, Dyeus, dyeus pitar.
So what have we learned from our study of a few Scriptures using the inspired Hebrew language and a few Greek words? We have learned that God was originally the name of an idol once worshipped in Babel (Babylon). It was later spread throughout the land of Canaan being picked up by the Canaanites and adopted by the children of Israel when they went into apostasy and being copied by Christianity!
We also have learned from Isaiah 65:11-12 the shocking truth that many of YÁOHU UL’s people have been tricked into forsaking YÁOHU UL for this pagan idol by Satan playing word games. (Jeremiah. 2:10-13) The saddest part of all is that behind this pagan idol called Baal Gad—Lord God stands the real being who is worshipped by the whole Christian world—Satan himself! (Isaiah 13:12-14; Ezekiel 28:12-19; 2 Thessalonians. 2:3-12). Yes, Christians are awaiting a final false messiah or anti-messiah to come but do not realize he is already in their midst and worshipped! Christians are preparing a feast table for God—Satan and they don’t even know it and wouldn’t believe it even if you told them! Christians just don’t realize who stands behind the idol and its name to receive its praise and worship by saying “praise the lord (Baal) and praise god (Gad)(c.f. Leviticus 17:7; Deutronomy 32:17; Psalms 106:37; 2 Chronicles. 11:15; 2 Corinthians. 10:21-22).
BAAL GAD is the LORD GOD of the Christians but don’t try to tell them I told you so because they wouldn’t believe it even if you showed it to them out of the Hebrew Scriptures themselves! But if you are a Christian and you see the truth herein presented, what should you do about it? The Scriptures have the answer: "Truly, then, having overlooked these times of ignorance, YÁOHU ULHIM now commands all men everywhere to repent," Acts 17:30.
If it were true that YÁOHU ULHIM has many names, this verse would be nitpicking about which one. But even supposing if it were so, that He would accept many names, it is still wrong to apply to Him a name which has already been referring to a DIFFERENT mighty ones and idols worshipped by pagans, e.g. Adonai, Krishna, Allah, Zeus, Thor, or those which Christianity adopted, Dios, Domine, Kurios, Theos, LORD, GOD.
The PROPHECY in Hosea 2:16-17, is NOW FULFILLED!
16 And it shall be at that day, saith the YÁOHU UL (not Lord), that thou shalt call me 6Ishi; and shalt call me no more 7Baali.
17 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
6 That is, My husband 7 That is, My lord
"' YÁOHU ULHIM ”' - this is My Name forever by which I am to be called and remembered from generation to generation!" - Exodus 3:15, Tanakh or Hebrew Holy Scriptures
Remember, THERE IS NO OTHER NAME under heaven given to men for salvation except this Name above every name: YAOHÚSHUA – the TRUE HEBRAIC MESSIAH! Acts 4:12