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“Jew” (Pharisaism, Talmudism) MUST NOT Be Confused With Judean, Israel
(Apollonian, 11 Dec 14)
Note (see below-copied) there’s distinction btwn Jews and Judeans–which is a problem of translation of the original Greek in which Bible, esp. New Test. was written. Old Test. had been written in Aramaic and Hebrew, but New Test. seems to have been strictly Greek product. See Hoffman’s analysis at RevisionistReview.blogspot.com.
Strictly speaking, “Jew,” distinct fm Judean, is defined as follower of Pharisees/Talmud–and u can ck any authoritative source, Jew or Christian. Pharisees only led about 5% of population of Judea at time of Christ.
Note also Christ vehemently denounced Pharisees and Jews, esp. at Gosp. MATT, entire chapt. 23, all 39 verses–“ye vipers, ye serpents,” Christ inveighed. Oppression and persecution by Jews in noted in many places, including St. Paul, and also the Gospels.
Further, note St. Paul (don’t have the citation handy at the moment) carefully explained how Jews (followers of Pharisees) had been grafted OUT, Christians and gentiles grafted IN as true followers of original Israel.
Further still, note the basic story of New Test., Christ preaching original Mosaic Law, re-stating and clarifying–and he noted the Pharisees (Jews) had diverged, lying, telling the people that their interpretations were real word of God. Thus Pharisees conspired to murder Christ, as they think truth is subjective, but truth (= Christ, remember) is objective and cannot be killed, it resurrecting.
There is no “evil,” like there is no “good,” these just metaphors, we being sinners, creatures of will, hence self-interested, needing and totally dependent upon God’s grace for salvation. For if reality is objective, hence determined (absolute cause-effect), all things happen according to necessity (no perfectly “free” will, humans not capable of Godliness). There is insanity, but no “evil,” strictly speaking. Note also, this issue of “good-evil” is covered by St. Augustine who denounced Pelagius and Pelagian heresy, pretending to earn one’s way to heaven by means of “good works.”
Jews, followers of Pharisees, hence Talmud, hold God’s word (Torah) is only “interpreted” by rabbis by means of the “midrash” (interpretation) and “Oral law,” this then written-out in subsequent Talmud, definitive for Jews, in Babylon by 500, Christ explicitly denouncing this Pharisaism as satanic. See also Gosp. JOHN 8:44 where Christ explicitly calls Pharisees “sons of satan” for their insistence upon lies, liars, and lying, Pharisees insisting God is their slave, etc.
This Pharisaic/satanist expo is extensively given at Hoffman’s RevisionistReview.blogspot.com; there’s also excellent expo at Come-and-hear.com
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Wendy Brydge said:
December 11, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Apollonian: I’m sorry, but Judaism is NOT Satanism. Judaism is what the whole of Christianity is based upon. Read Romans 11, having to do with ingrafted branches, which is Christendom, warns us quite clearly not to think ourselves better than the Jew whom you put down as a Satanist. Don’t forget that Jesus Himself was a Jew. You leave the distinct impression that Judaism is evil, and to that I can only say “the Lord rebuke you for your evil thoughts”.
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Christianity Opposes Judaism, Hegelian-Type Opposites
(Apollonian, 8 Dec 14)
Yes, greatest problem BY FAR, esp. here in USA, is the Judaization of Christianity–which Christianity is supposed to OPPOSE Judaism, Judaism being satanism.
Remember Christianity MUST accommodate REASON–thus “faith” is not the Judaist “believing,” but rather simply LOYALTY.
It’s impossible for sinners to “sin no more.” Christ was surely speaking more specifically about adultery, though that also could be tough. Further, “reform” could be meant more in way of amending towards a given goal. Consider these simplistic formulations:
(a) Christian TRUTH (Gosp. JOHN 14:6) vs. Jew lies (JOHN 8:44)
(b) Christian objective reality (which gives meaning to truth) vs. Jew subjectivism
(c) Christian REASON vs. Jew mysticism
This is how I grasp dear Christianity–a WEAPON against Jew dictatorship and satanism.
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Veracious Poet said:
December 8, 2014 at 10:11 AM
“…..And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,they say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them,
“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her,
“Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?”
“She said, No man, Lord.” And Jesus said unto her,
“Neither do I condemn thee: GO, and SIN NO MORE.”
Here Jesus was trying to tell the woman that the fact that she has been saved doesn’t mean she shouldn’t make a conscious effort at being reformed or turning a new leaf. There are many other teachings in the Bible that emphasize reformation other than being simply and symbolically “born again.” I am not saying that humans are not fallible, of course we are, but should we settle down for wrongdoing? What is faith without works?
For instance, Zacchaeus the tax collector after accepting Christ went about and redistributed all his ill-gotten wealth back to the poor. Again, I remember vaguely there was a teaching in the Bible emphasizing leaving sacrifices at the alter, going to your brother to make peace with him first, before coming back to the alter to offer sacrifices to your God.
With the way Christ’s teachings are being distorted, I can fairly understand why many who claim they are Christians, are still lost.
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Christ = Truth: ONLY Way To Godly Happiness
(Apollonian, 8 Dec 14)
Hello: I’m not surprised u like Wendy’s blog–Wendy is great for being able to write so well–at same time she’s got that artistic insight for visuals/painting, I think.
“Saved by grace” means ONLY God’s grace (will) can “save” us–u/we cannot save ourselves–it’s impossible to be “good” enough to go to Heaven on our own merits, we being creatures of will, hence self-interested, doomed to always being self-interested and “sinners.”
For note that’s, for example, what Jews insist–that God is their slave who kills for them (Passover and Purim) and orders them to slaughter innocents without mercy. This issue of salvation was taken-up by the monk, Pelagius (see wiki for “Pelagian heresy”) who pretended one could do “good works” and thus EARN one’s way to heaven–which St. Augustine vehemently denied, we being sinners incapable of salvation on our own. This controversy was then, again, over a thousand yrs later, re-taken up by Martin Luther against Erasmus.
U’re right to wonder about what to be “saved from.” For we’ll always be sinners (creatures of will and self-interest), and never capable of entirely “reformed in heart and deed.” But after all, that’s way God made us–sinners, doomed to suffer here on earth.
Greatest sin is same as that for Greeks–HUBRIS–making oneself God, w. perfectly “free” will, capable then of creating reality, like God. “Whom the gods would destroy, first they make insane (hubris).”
Note Christ = Truth (Gosp. JOHN 14:6), above all/any other virtue, including “faith,” “love,” peace, or (non-existent) “good,” truth the ONLY way to Godly happiness.
Of course, this, fore-going, is all my opinion, and I take an extremely rationalist view of dear Christianity, Christ defending and defining TRUTH, the only way to Godly happiness. Christ thus assures us of the OBJECTIVE reality, necessary basis/premise for any truth–against the subjectivism (and lies, Gosp. JOHN 8:44) of the Pharisees who pretend and insist “truth” is anything they say it is (“midrash” and “oral law tradition” of Talmud). Thus the Pharisees imagine they can kill truth (Christ) who yet triumphantly resurrects–one CANNOT kill truth (= Christ).
So u see: only by truth and honesty can we be “saved”–and this commitment then to truth & honesty is only way we know we won’t and wouldn’t continue indulgence in sin and hubristic madness, narcissism, and psycho-pathology.
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Veracious Poet said:
December 8, 2014 at 4:15 AM
“…Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple,
going through the midst of them, and so
I honestly like your blog. There is something unique about it. Wendy, kindly help me understand something:
What does it mean to be “Saved by grace.” What is one saved from? Does being “saved” give people the licence to continue in their sins – as I see some Christians do. Is divine redemption not strictly based on being reformed in heart and deed? Thanks.