A dear friend inspires me to finally write this particular entry, an article which had been hanging on my head for quite sometime now. The issue is very controversial as either I will be accused of being an Anti-Semitist or in plain word against the Jewish people. First of all, I will clarify that I love the people of Israel, being the chosen people of God, to where Our Lord Jesus Christ will come into flesh. I am writing this for my friend who is now beginning to see the real Israel.
Most Christians will have no problem in embracing Judaism but on the other end, Israel in general does not recognized Christianity…Judaism calls believers in Jesus Christ as idolaters because they believe that there is no other G-D.
I know your afflictions and your poverty--yet you are rich! I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.-- Revelation 2:9
WHY JESUS IS REJECTED IN ISRAEL?
Did you know that up to this date the Jewish general public still awaits the coming of her Messiah?
Although Christianity originated in Israel, they were often persecuted both by the Roman Government and Judaic Religion. Many have died before and after the actual follower of Jesus was first called Christians. Remember St. Paul a devout Judaism follower (from the sect of Pharisee) first sought to kill the follower of Jesus Christ before his conversion. It seems puzzling that even Religious Leaders fail to recognize their own Messiah. If this people had been expert on Old Testament writings surely they would have easily recognized Jesus by his teachings and miracle. What do you think had transpired why Jesus was hated by the Jews and commanded only very few followers during his time?
The widespread controversy about Jesus teachings concerns His attitude towards the law of God recorded in the Old Testament. The common view, even among Christians denomination is that the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament annulled and replaced the teachings of the Old Testament. Is that true? Thus, Judaism also believes such misconception and therefore draws special hatred to Christians.
The hatred on Jesus by the Jews majority is not really His attack on the Law of the Old Testament but on specific teachings found inside the Talmud-the teaching and ordinances of men. See more info below why Jesus hates the Talmudic laws.
The people taught Jesus is changing the Laws of God and that He departed from the Law of Moses. Jacob Neusner’s book “A Rabbi Talks With Jesus” explains why Jews as a whole do not follow Jesus and reject any possibility that He could be the Messiah: “Jews believe in the Torah of Moses, and that belief requires faithful Jews to enter a dissent at the teaching of Jesus, on the grounds that those teachings at important points contradict the Torah”.
Jesus Contradict the Torah?
So we will examine the teachings of Jesus if He really contradicts the Torah. What matters is what He really said, and Not what other said about Him.
Undoubtedly, there are many specific situations in the New Testament that Jesus contradicts the teachings of Jewish Religious leaders, specifically the Scribes and Pharisee. Take note here Christians, because the message is also true to some of you… “None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would have not crucified the Lord of glory.” – 1 Cor. 2:8
Whether we are going to believe or not on His Godliness, or even if you don’t accept Him as Christ, let His own word testify if He really nullifies the Law given to Moses.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
Our first examination will begin on the longest recorded statement of Jesus Christ which was The Sermon on the Mount. Maybe from here we will see clue how Jesus treated the Old Scriptures. Maybe we will understand His views on the Torah. After all this is Jesus first public declaration.
First clue we can digest on the Beatitudes are: His preaching are different from that of the Pharisee and Sadducees—the instant reaction of people is that the intention of Jesus was to subvert the authorities. Therefore, since Jesus is different in preaching style to Religious leaders of His time, He is falsely accused of substituting the Law of God from His own ideas.
The erroneous view about Jesus teaching is that Jewish think He is attacking the Old Testament law but clearly He is attacking “inserted” teachings and traditions which was comprise inside The Talmud. Jesus knew He will be falsely quoted as teaching New Things and not base on Scriptures. So quickly after the Beatitudes He caution them: “Do not think that I come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17)
“I did not come to destroy but to fulfill”
Evidence one: To Fulfill the Law and the Prophets. The Law referred to the first 5 books of the Bible, the books written down by Moses in whom God’s laws were written down. The Prophet referred to not only to the writings of biblical prophets, but also to the historical books that we now collectively call the Old Testament.
The sad part is the meaning of “fulfilling the law” had been twisted by many who proudly announce themselves as Christians but does not really understand His teachings. They claimed, since Jesus said that He will fulfill the law, we no longer need to keep it and the law has no further obligations on Christians. Another misconception is that Jesus “filled full” what was lacking in the law. That is, partly cancelling it and party adding to it; which was now called “New Testament Teachings”. But does either of these popular views accurately reflect what Jesus meant?
JESUS VIEW ON FULFILLING THE LAW
The Greek word used on Matthew 5:17 is the word pleroo meaning “to make full, to fill to the full or to render in full” i.e. to complete. In other words, Jesus said He came to complete the law and make it perfect. There were NO intentions whatsoever that Jesus is planning to substitute or end the Law but to make it perfect. How is this done? By showing the spiritual intent and application of God’s law; His meaning about fulfilling is clear when you continue to read the remainder of the chapter (Matthew 5) where He showed the spiritual intent of specific commandments.
Jesus fulfilled a prophesy found in Isaiah 42:21 “The Lord is well please for His righteousness sake. He will exalt the law, and make it honorable.” The word exalt is also rendered as “Magnify” in KJV. Our Lord Jesus Christ did exactly that, He shows the Holy purpose of God’s law.
Next evidence that Jesus did not come to destroy the Law: Matthew 5:18 “For assuredly, I say to you, tell heaven and earth pass away, not a jot or tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”
Jesus likened the continuance of the law to the permanence of heaven and earth. It is again, very clear that Jesus stress the importance of the law and what He is saying to all of us that it is unchangeable. There is no abrogation but only fulfillment of the Law as long as there is Heaven and Earth.
He Taught Us To Do The Same
Whoever breaks the command
By the same identification, we shall know who real Christians are.
I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you (John13:15)
A Focus on the Talmud
They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"-- Matthew 15:9
Now the shocking part as Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount was a statement never been heard before by those listening? The statement that enrages the Religious Leaders came as a challenge to His disciple. A standard that seems impossible to achieved.
Matthew 5:20 “For I say unto you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Wait a minute! Jesus is commanding His followers an impossible task. Anyway, who were the scribes and Pharisees? Scribes were the most renowned teachers of the law—they are called the interpreter of the law. In our generation today, Scribes were the scholars, the experts, the theologians. While, the Pharisee are the role model par excellence of Judaism. The Pharisees are those who formed a sect of Judaism that strictly obey a code of morals and rituals; that is even more rigid and rigorous than the Torah. This code and rituals are incorporated inside The Talmudic Law, which was primarily base on years of religious traditions.
So what was Jesus saying is people ought to surpass the highly strict and highly respected personalities in Judaism, Acts 26:5 Common people supposed that such heights in spirituality were way beyond their reach But Jesus asserted that the righteousness of Pharisees and the education of Scribes weren’t enough to entitle them entrance to Heaven? So what is the common people chance?
The Exposé of Jesus against Religious Hypocrisy
From here you will begin to understand why Jewish leaders wanted the execution of Jesus very badly. He is directly attacking Judaic Traditions and beliefs, but not the Old Testament itself base on His earlier statement.
One by one Jesus exposed the defective righteousness of Judaism followers. They appear to be Holy in the outwards but inwards they are law breakers. The external show of righteousness that many Religious Leaders of this present generation also exhibits. Real Christians will easily spot these show-offs by just looking at their appearance. They wore apparel that emphasizes their priesthood and love salutations or special mentions everywhere.
King James Version (KJV)
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
In most situations they actually elevate their traditions above the commands of God. (Matthew 15:1-9)
Behind their actions was a base motive of self-exaltation and self-interest. Public display of prayer, fasting, and giving alms—so they appear to be righteous (Matthew 6:1-6; 23:5-7)
6 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Prayer5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
The symbolic cleaning of cup and dish summarizes the true character of Scribes and Pharisees, meaning they were actually “full of greed and self-indulgence”.
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
Jesus Add A New Command?
There is however, a direct statement from Jesus that might implicate Him to the accusation that He indeed added a new command.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Is that statement supersedes the Ten Commandments and replace all other Biblical law?
But we can read in Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.
Therefore, Love was not a new principle, so what then is new? Notice His wording; Jesus said “love one another, as I have loved you.”All He is saying is the kind of love from His own example
So what was that example of Love?
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” – John 15:13
“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” – John 15:10
Now what is Jesus verdict on the law and the prophets? To keep them; as He had kept them fulfilled.
The Manipulation of Kabala
One more thing, why Israel failed to recognized the Messiah? Because the Talmud (incorporated with Cabalism) told them that the Coming Christ will establish a literal kingdom on earth. Well, it is true that God will establish a literal kingdom on earth but that was only during the second coming of Christ.
Now, you will understand the Big Picture, why Satan is mimicking the Coming Messiah. There are people actually dedicated to fulfill these prophesy as I have said from the previous blog. To hasten the supposed coming of their Christ (or future Lord) they are willing to kill unbelievers in the Judaic religion.
If you are not aware The Noahide Law is already being distributed world wide and Bush, Sr. while still US president signed it into legislation. The NOAHIDE LAWS, 7 laws allegedly given to Noah by God FOR THE GENTILES according to Lubavitch, were presented to him by the militant Orthodox Jewish organization LUBAVITCH CHABAD of NYC.
These laws demand that offenders who break several of these laws be EXECUTED BY BEHEADING! And TWO of these lawsTARGET CHRISTIANS WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST as Divine and the Son of God! (Source)
Chabad-Lubavitch is now an international movement with headquarters in New York. The American Friends of Chabad Lubavitch in Washington, D.C. coordinates activities for Chabad on Capital Hill, lobbies for Chabad causes, and runs study groups and social programs geared towards congressional staffers. In 1991, Chabad-Lubavitch in cooperation with President Bush established the observance of Education Day, USA "to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws.""The name 'Chabad' is a Hebrew acronym for the expression 'Chokmah,' 'Binah" and 'Da'at' -- Wisdom, Intelligence and Knowledge. These Kabbalistic terms are central to the distinctive intellectual theology of the movement... The name Lubavitch refers to a town in Lithuania that was the centre of the movement for a brief period during the nineteenth century... Chabad Hasidism continued to be a major force among Russian and Lithuanian Jews from its inception..."In 1940 the head of the movement Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneerson moved to America from Russia. From the outset he expressed his determination to make the Lubavitch movement into an American religious movement (e.g., by abandoning the traditional European long frocks in favour of American-style dress)."
Public Law 102--14 (H.J. Res. 104): March 20, 1991
Education Day, USA Proclamation
Joint Resolution to designate March 26, 1991 as "Education Day, USA"
Who Then are The Israelite?
The Israel you think you knew is not the real Israel that God will caught up on His Son second coming. There had been recent increase of Jewish Christians in Israel and worldwide right now, and when the number is completed, according to His word, the END SHALL COME. Until the last among the chosen people of God is sealed…then the final salvation will come to the whole world (The rest of the Gentile believers will finally be with Jesus Christ).
I know your afflictions and your poverty--yet you are rich! I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.-- Revelation 2:9
Additional Info About The Talmud
The Talmud is made up of 63 books in 524 chapters and is often printed in 18 large volumes. It was written by Rabbis between the years 200AD and 500AD. It basically contains all the Jewish laws in their relationships between each other, and also in relationship of the Jews towards the Gentiles.
The following are shocking but exact quotes from the various books of “The Talmud.”
1. Sanhedrin 59a: “Murdering Goyim is like killing a wild animal.”
2. Abodah Zara 26b: “Even the best of the Gentiles should be killed.”
3. Sanhedrin 59a: “A goy (Gentile) who pries into The Law (Talmud) is guilty of death.”
4. Libbre David 37: “To communicate anything to a Goy about our religious relations would be equal to the killing of all Jews, for if the Goyim knew what we teach about them, they would kill us openly.”
5. Libbre David 37: “If a Jew be called upon to explain any part of the rabbinic books, he ought to give only a false explanation. Who ever will violate this order shall be put to death.”
6. Yebhamoth 11b: “Sexual intercourse with a little girl is permitted if she is three years of age.”
7. Schabouth Hag. 6d: “Jews may swear falsely by use of subterfuge wording.”
8. Hilkkoth Akum X1: “Do not save Goyim in danger of death.”
9. Hilkkoth Akum X1: “Show no mercy to the Goyim.”
10. Choschen Hamm 388, 15: “If it can be proven that someone has given the money of Israelites to the Goyim, a way must be found after prudent consideration to wipe him off the face of the earth.”
11. Choschen Hamm 266,1: “A Jew may keep anything he finds which belongs to the Akum (Gentile). For he who returns lost property (to Gentiles) sins against the Law by increasing the power of the transgressors of the Law. It is praiseworthy, however, to return lost property if it is done to honor the name of God, namely, if by so doing, Christians will praise the Jews and look upon them as honorable people.”
12. Szaaloth-Utszabot, The Book of Jore Dia 17: “A Jew should and must make a false oath when the Goyim asks if our books contain anything against them.”
13. Baba Necia 114, 6: “The Jews are human beings, but the nations of the world are not human beings but beasts.”
14. Simeon Haddarsen, fol. 56-D: “When the Messiah comes every Jew will have 2800 slaves.”
15. Nidrasch Talpioth, p. 225-L: “Jehovah created the non-Jew in human form so that the Jew would not have to be served by beasts. The non-Jew is consequently an animal in human form, and condemned to serve the Jew day and night.”
16. Aboda Sarah 37a: “A Gentile girl who is three years old can be violated.”
17. Gad. Shas. 2:2: “A Jew may violate but not marry a non-Jewish girl.”
18. Tosefta. Aboda Zara B, 5: “If a goy kills a goy or a Jew, he is responsible; but if a Jew kills a goy, he is NOT responsible.”
19. Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 388: “It is permitted to kill a Jewish denunciator everywhere. It is permitted to kill him even before he denounces.”
20. Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 348: “All property of other nations belongs to the Jewish nation, which, consequently, is entitled to seize upon it without any scruples.”
21. Tosefta, Abda Zara VIII, 5: “How to interpret the word ‘robbery.’ A goy is forbidden to steal, rob, or take women slaves, etc., from a goy or from a Jew. But a Jew is NOT forbidden to do all this to a goy.”
22. Seph. Jp., 92, 1: “God has given the Jews power over the possessions and blood of all nations.”
23. Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 156: “When a Jew has a Gentile in his clutches, another Jew may go to the same Gentile, lend him money and in turn deceive him, so that the Gentile shall be ruined. For the property of a Gentile, according to our law, belongs to no one, and the first Jew that passes has full right to seize it.”
24. Schulchan Aruch, Johre Deah, 122: “A Jew is forbidden to drink from a glass of wine which a Gentile has touched, because the touch has made the wine unclean.”
25. Nedarim 23b: “He who desires that none of his vows made during the year be valid, let him stand at the beginning of the year and declare, ‘Every vow which I may make in the future shall be null’. His vows are then invalid.”
Other facts about Talmud can easily be acquired, however this is how Talmud begun:
Originally, Jewish scholarship was oral. Rabbis expounded and debated the law (the written law expressed in the Hebrew Bible) and discussed the Tanakh without the benefit of written works (other than the Biblical books themselves), though some may have made private notes (megillot setarim), for example of court decisions. This situation changed drastically, however, mainly as the result of the destruction of the Jewish commonwealth and theSecond Temple in the year 70 CE and the consequent upheaval of Jewish social and legal norms. As the Rabbis were required to face a new reality—mainly Judaism without a Temple (to serve as the center of teaching and study) and Judea without at least partial autonomy—there was a flurry of legal discourse and the old system of oral scholarship could not be maintained. It is during this period that Rabbinic discourse began to be recorded in writing. The earliest recorded oral law may have been of the midrashic form, in whichhalakhic discussion is structured as exegetical commentary on the Pentateuch. But an alternative form, organized by subject matter instead of by biblical verse, became dominant about the year 200 CE, when Rabbi Judah haNasi redacted the Mishnah(משנה).
The Oral Law was far from monolithic; rather, it varied among various schools. The most famous two were the School of Shammai and the School of Hillel. In general, all valid opinions, even the non-normative ones, were recorded in the Talmud.