Current Messages Collection - Realm Herald
(No. CM 97-01)
THE GREATEST DISCOVERY OF THE VIKINGS
As you may recall from history, the Vikings were great explorers and
adventurers. Having developed out of the earlier Goths, these Norsemen
traveled and migrated all over. As the Visigoths or Western Goths,
they ransacked the Western Roman Empire and penetrated as far as
North Africa. And, as the Ostrogoths or Eastern Goths they moved
into the Balkans and then settled in Italy (attempting to reform
the early Roman Church). Moreover, the less well known Yugogoths
or Southern Goths migrated Eastward and settled along the Silk
Road to China, where they eventually founded the Jewish State of
However, most interesting of them all, were the Norigoths or
as we say GahTSK (literally the Ancient Northern Peoples of God).
During the so called Dark Ages, these Peoples came to dominate
all of Scandanavia and the Baltic Region, as well as much of the
rest of Northern Europe (especially in the Vidfadmi Era). But,
as time passed, they split into two groups. The more holy
descendants, went Eastward, into Russia, where they became the
Varangians. And from there, they went farther Eastward to China
(and legends even hold that they showed up in Japan, among the
Ainu). The less holy and more Pagan descendants went into
Western Europe, as the Vikings, and from there arrived in the
New World of America.
So, their track record for exploration, adventuring, and
migration is well established. They were a Peoples on the move.
And, always in search of greener pastures (or treasures around
the next bend of the river). Moreover, the stories and legends
of their exploits are still remembered today.
However, among all their achievements and discoveries from
their travels, the most important one is almost forgotten! Or,
simply ignored by the modern sophisticates who scoff and say it
could not be done. But then, accounts of other Viking exploits,
which were held impossible, have, in fact, turned out to be
true! (Witness the old Viking legends that they had discovered
America, which we now know to be fact from archaeology.) So,
just because it seems incredible, does not mean that it did not
happen, for the Vikings accomplished many unbelievable things!
So, what are we talking about here? (You may ask.) Well,
it is such a great discovery, that if it is true, then it is more
than amazing. It is a fact that we all need to know about!
And, I am speaking here of the obscure legend that the Vikings
actually discovered a Route to Heaven! Now, at first glance,
that may seem totally unbelievable, but let us examine the facts
that we can gather, to see if there is any solid basis to this
Perhaps one of the major mysteries of the Norsemen is their
orginal name of Goths. The word Goth comes from a more primative
term of GuDT, which means God. Thus, the Goths (or pre-Vikings)
were the Northern Peoples of God (which is why we call them
GahTSK). Now, if their name comes from God, is it possible that
they had some knowleedge of HIM? I'd say that was obvious! And,
if they knew about God and HIS Realm in Heaven, is it really too
much to think that they might have known how to get to Heaven to be
with HIM? Again, I do not think it is. Rather, it seems entirely
possible that they could have had some such kind of knowlegde!
What! Surely this is not so? (You may ask.) But, not only
do I think so, but the evidence seems to pile up that it was so.
How so? Well, as the legend goes, when the Vikings were pouring
in over the ancient Roman Empire, and as Rome was built on a
systems of roads, the story holds that the Vikings discovered a
so called ROMAN's ROAD TO HEAVEN. Now, is this possible?
Well, to decide, we are going to have to look at the evidence.
And, as we are dealing here with a matter of Faith, we need to
turn to the Holy Scriptures, to see if anything like this is
possible. And, most amazingly, we find that something along
this line is found in the Book of Romans. So, let us examine this
mysterious legend of the Roman Road to Heaven.
FIRST, ADMIT ERROR
As we dig through the Book of Romans, we find this passage:
For while God
had Created Man perfect, Man fell into error and sinned, and
we ALL, as humans, stumble into doing wrong in God's eyes, even
as it is written:
For ALL (Mankind) has sinned (errored) and fallen short of
the Glory God (intended). (Romans 3:23).
So, like it or not, we have all sinned
and fallen from the design that God intended for us.
For there is NOT a (fully) just Man upon
the earth, that does good (only), and sins not! (Ecclesiastes 7:20).
So, what do we do about it? Unfortunatley, most people think
that the best way to deal with sin in their life is to either
ignore it or just cover it up so that others can't see it. But,
listen to what God has to say on this subject:
And it further says:
He that (merely) covers his sin, shall NOT prosper; But, he who
confesses (acknowledges) them (to God) and forsakes (turns from)
them shall have mercy (from God). (Proverbs 28:13).
And, it also tells us:
Humble yourself in the sight of God (acknowledge
your error), and HE will lift you up! (James 4:10).
The Lord is nigh (near) unto those who
are of a broken heart (prideless); And SAVES (takes to Heaven)
such as be of a contrite (humble) spirit. (Psalms 34:18).
So, don't let pride and conceit destroy you. Admit your error
to God. And, you will be taking your first step on the Roman's
Road to Heaven.
SECOND, BELIEVE ON THE CROSS
For the wages (deserved result) of sin
(error) is Death (in Hell); But, the (free) gift of God is eternal
life (in Heaven), through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23).
For, if we continue in our sin, we will earn to oursleves eternal
punishment in Hell for our afterlife. But, if we turn to God (though
the Cross), then we can have eternal life with HIM in Heaven for
our afterlife. It is that simple!
For, it is written:
For this is
the Good News or Gospel, that Christ died on the Cross, shedding
His own Blood to pay for our sins, as it is written:
For God so loved the world (Mankind),
that HE gave (sacrificed on the Cross) HIS only begotten SON,
that whosoever BELIEVES in Him should not perish (in Hell), but
have everlasting life (in Heaven, with God)! (John 3:16).
Surely, this is a great gift!
commends (shows) His Love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners (in error), Christ died (on the Cross) for us (to pay for
our sins)! (Romans 5:8)
Thus, as it also says:
So, if you BELIEVE in Jesus and look to (or think on) the Cross,
He will cure you of the demonic snake bit of sin, so that you
will be able to enter Heaven in your afterlife. Surely, this
is no small matter!
And, (just) as Moses lifted up the
(brazen) serpent (on a pole) in the Wilderness (see Numbers
21:4-9), so must the Son of Man (Christ) be lifted up (on the
Cross); That whosoever BELIEVES in Him should not perish (in
Hell), but have everlasting life (in Heaven). (John 3:14-15).
THIRD, CONFESS (PROFESS) CHRIST
The next step on the Roman's Road to Heaven tells us that we need
to Profess or make public confession of our Belief in the Cross
of Christ. For, it is written:
For what says it (the Holy
Scriptues)? The Word (of Faith) is nigh (near) you, even in your
mouth, and in your heart; And, that is the Word of Faith, which
we preach (teach)! For, if you confess (profess) with your mouth,
that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God
raised Him from the dead, then you shall be saved (taken to Heaven).
For with the heart, Man believes unto righteousness (good deeds);
And, with the mouth, confession (profession) is made unto
salvation (regeneration and going to Heaven)! (Romans 10:8-10).
Thus, as the Roman's road shows, you need to:
If you do this, then you can go to Heaven in your afterlife! (Now,
isn't that worth it all!)
- ADMIT your sin or error
- BELIEVE on the sacrifice of the Cross
- CONFESS your Faith in Christ
THE ANCIENT RETURN
Now, according to the historical record, there seems no question
that many of the Goths or GahTSK did just that. They knew of this
Roman's Road to Heaven. And many travelled it! And, not only
them, but most of their Descendants, too! For, the Vikings and
the Scandanavians (or Northmen), have a long and rich heritage of
belief in God. And, they are now in Heaven, looking down upon
us, and hoping that the rest of their Descendants will now also
travel that Roman's Road to Heaven and come to them, up there, in
So, how about you?
IT'S YOUR CHOICE
Now, when God made Man, HE gave him FREE WILL, or the ability to
choose to serve God or not, even as it is written:
So, like your Viking ancestors, you can choose to take the Roman's
Road to Heaven, or you can choose the path of the wicked world
around you (to Hell). It is your choice!
What! Well, of course I'll choose Heaven! (Who would want to go
to Hell!) But, how do I do that? How do I choose to follow God
(you) this day, whom ye shall serve... (Joshua 24:15).
Actually it is very simple. Just say the following prayer out
loud (so God will know that you agree to it). It forms a kind of
Covenant or Mediavel Social Contract between you and God. You
are to serve HIM and HE is to take you to Heaven in your afterlife.
So, just repeat this, aloud:
- Father God, I admit my sin to YOU, that I have done
evil and wicked things in your sight (and deserve punishment
- But, I humble myself, and plead with you to be merciful to
me and forgive me of my sins, because of YOUR Son (Jesus),
who shed His Blood on the Cross to pay for my sins, as my
death by proxy.
- Now, I renounce the Devil (and the Norse gods) and all of
that wickedness; And in the NAME OF Jesus, I command all the
forces of evil to be gone from my life, now and forever!
- Instead, Heavenly Father, send YOUR Precious Holy Ghost
into my heart and life: leading me, teaching me, and protecting
me (and Manifesting YOUR Presence and Power in my life).
If you have just said that above prayer, your are now on your way
to Heaven. (Or, as some say: SAVED or others: BORN AGAIN.) And,
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STILL NOT CONVINCED?
Well, this may all sound good, but I'm still not convinced. Call
it skepticism, or what have you, I'm just not sure that this is for
me! How can you be so sure? (You may say.)
Okay, perhaps you need a little time to think things over. Or,
maybe you just need some more facts, to understand what all the
real issues are. So, take the time and read through some of
our other materials. Then, once you have all the facts, perhaps
you can make a better decision.
To help you understand this process of the Roman's Road, we have
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Dated: Jan '97 . . . Up-dated 3-31-98