The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (the Choral) is Ludwig van Beethoven’s final complete symphony.
Completed in 1824, the symphony was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony. The words are sung during the final movement by four vocal soloists and a chorus.
They were taken from the “Ode to Joy”, a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with text additions made by the composer.
At the time, Critics attacked the symphony for its exorbitant length and what they heard as eccentricity, crudeness and arbitrariness.
People are frightened or reject about things they don’t understand or have never seen(new thing).
But now, It is considered to be one of Beethoven’s greatest works and in the 2010s, it stands as one of the most performed symphonies in the world.
At the first coming of Jesus, the pastors of the temple in Jerusalem called Jesus a heretic and the devil even though he was serving God.
Jesus called the pastors of Jerusalem snakes and liars and told them to be born again (Mt 23, Jn 3:1-7).
However, they could not find fault with Jesus’ word of testimony. (refer to Jn 8:44-47)
Those who persecuted and killed were always the pastors of the previous generation. (Acts 7:51-53, Mt 23:29-36) Today is the same.
Each denominations (churches) has a different interpretation of the Bible.
The fact tells us the tradition that has been passed down from past generations was corrupted. The tradition becomes a heresy because of corruption and lies.
A heresy is those who distort the Word of God and fabricate and teach lies.
The pastor who testifies to what he has seen and heard as commanded by God and Jesus–like Jesus, Moses, Paul, and John–is orthodoxy.
God and Jesus reveal the meaning of the prophecies and their respective events of fulfillment through the promised pastor. Thus, there is evidence for the testimony.
The true God is holy, the truth and life. Thus, people sent by God have testified the truth.
On the other hand, the devil is evil, a liar and death. Thus, the pastors of the devil have told lies just like the devil.
God spoke what He would fulfill in the future in parables to hide it from the devil and his pastors.
So the devil and his pastors distorted the promised prophecies of God from their true meaning as if they were the ones who made the promises (prophecies), and taught lies making people believe every word the pastors say.
Today’s believers living in the era of the New Testament must not act like the Jews at the first coming, who opposed Jesus’ testimony and called him “the devil” and a heretic.
God made known His promised pastor in each era, and also made known the location of betrayal and destruction beforehand.
The words of promise in Revelation may be unfamiliar, but I hope that believers hear, confirm and understand the evidence of the fulfillment of Revelation, with its physical entities in order to be saved.