CAN ANYTHING BE JUDEO CHRISTIAN?
Bertrand L. Comparet
This is an age when news has been superseded by
propaganda and education by brainwashing and indoctrination. From the
advertising used to sell shoddy goods, to the classes in your schools designed
to make your children into obedient robots of a socialist state. The art of
persuasion has displaced the simple virtues of truth. The masters who rule out
of the shadows, using as puppets those who govern us, to drive this nation ever
farther down the path to socialism.
These alien Canaanite Jews seek to gain control of your
mind, for with that they will rule you in all things. One of the great
fortresses of the mind, which they must capture if they are to change your
destiny, is your religion.
Suddenly we have been bombarded from all sides with
references to our Judeo Christian religion and heritage. Just as the other
communist party line phrases, hate monger and extreme right wing, have appeared
suddenly in all our newspapers and most magazines, when the Communist party
decreed it. Likewise has the phrase Judeo Christian, appeared suddenly in the
writings of hosts of men who seek to mold public opinion. Was this the
spontaneous idea of some one writer who originated it, if it were, he would have
a monopoly on it for some time. Instead it has been used simultaneously by the
many who serve the communist party, until even the fumbling copyists join in the
chorus, not knowing whose purpose they are serving.
Is there any truth in this phrase, Judeo Christian, is
Christianity derived from Judaism? Does Christianity have anything in common
with Judaism? Who can say with authority what the answer may be? Certainly
Yahshua is the greatest authority, for none knows better than He and next would
come His disciples. Let us ask them whether Christianity can be truthfully
called Judeo Christian. When the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin were
taken into the Babylonian captivity, the Sadducees and Pharisees among them were
also taken. They paid lip service to the laws of Yahweh, using this as a means
of getting control of the synagogues etc. In Babylon these non-Israelites
further developed their oral laws still giving lip service to Yahweh's laws.
The foundation and highest authority of Judaism is the
Talmud. In the time of Yahshua, this bore the name of "The Tradition of the
Elders". At that time there were two principal religious sects, the
Sadducees and the Pharisees. The Sadducees were gross materialists who did not
believe in a resurrection of the dead, or in any other form of immortality. They
recognized the written law, as given by Moses in the Pentateuch, but it was lip
service rather than honest obedience. In the time of Christ, they controlled the
priesthood and the high priest was always chosen from their ranks.
The Pharisees recognized the existence of angels and
spirits, both good and bad and believed in the resurrection of the dead. While
they recognized the written law, as given in the scriptures, they also claimed
there was a great body of oral tradition, which was of at least equal authority
with the written law. Many claimed the tradition was of greater authority. By
their tradition, they undertook to explain and elaborate upon the law. This was
the tradition of the elders, to which the name of Talmud was later given. It had
its beginning at Babylon, during the Babylonian captivity of the nation of
Judah, where it developed in the form of the commentaries of various rabbis,
undertaking to explain and apply the law.
This traditional, or Talmudic Judaism was very different
from the true religion, which we find in the Old Testament. The late Rabbi
Stephen S. Wise, who was the chief Rabbi of the United States, expressed this so
clearly that I cannot improve upon his words. Rabbi Wise said, "The return
from Babylon and the adoption of the Babylonian Talmud, marks the end of
Hebrewism and the beginning of Judaism." Since the true religion of the Old
Testament was the religion of the real Hebrews (not Jews), the learned
Rabbi was quite right in calling it Hebrewism and noting that it was abandoned
when the Talmud, or tradition of the elders was adopted. This also constitutes
the beginning of Judaism.
Nothing could be clearer than the total antagonism between Judaism and Christianity. All the
opposition to Yahshua, including their murder of Him upon the cross, came from
Judaism and those who professed it as their religion. The Pharisees and
Sadducees represented the total entirety of Judaism. With this in mind, let us
review the gospels and see if there we can find anything, which can truthfully
be called Judeo Christian.
The scene opens with John the Baptist at the Jordan
River, baptizing those who came to him in genuine repentance of their sins. We
read in Matthew 3:7, "But when he saw many of the Pharisees and
Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, "O children of vipers!
who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?" John must have felt
that he didn't get any of his religion from Judaism, the Talmud or the tradition
of the elders.
What of Yahshua, did He feel that He owed any of His
religion to Judaism? Let Him answer this. In Matthew 15:1-9 we read,
"Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders for they wash not
their hands when they eat bread. He answered and said unto them, Why do ye
also transgress the commandments of Yahweh by your tradition? Thus have ye
made the commandment of Yahweh of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites!
Well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying this people draweth nigh unto Me with
their mouth and honoreth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. But
in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of
Yahshua was always warning people to beware of the false
religion of the Pharisees and Sadducees. In Mark 8:15 we read, "And
He charged them saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees."
In Matthew 5:20 Yahshua said, "For I say unto you, that unless your
righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no
case enter into the kingdom of heaven." Luke 11:39 records,
"And Yahshua said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of
the cup and platter: but your inward part is full of ravening and
wickedness," Was it from this source Yahshua drew Christianity? Nothing
Judeo Christian in that!!
Now turn to Matthew 23:13-15,23,25,27 & 29,
seven different times Yahshua begins His denunciation of them with these words.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!" Remember the
Pharisees represented the highest form of Judaism, was this Judeo Christian?
Without one single exception, Yahshua utterly rejected and condemned Judaism, in
language as strong as He ever used against complete idolatry.
What of the Pharisees and Sadducees? Did they show any
attempt to become reconciled to Him and to have a part in some so-called Judeo
Christian religion? When they heard of His miraculous healing of the sick or
even saw it with their own eyes, their attitude is summed up in Matthew 12:24.
"But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out
devils but by Beelzebub, the prince of the devils." They totally rejected
Him. For example in John chapter 7 where they sent officers to arrest
Yahshua so they could murder Him, but the officers came back without Him. Then
we read, "Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and
they said unto them, Why have ye not brought Him? The officers answered, Never
man spake like this man. Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?"
Their only reaction to Him was that of hatred and murder.
Matthew 12:14, Mark 3:6, and John 11:47-53, record the
incident. "Then gathered the chief priests and Pharisees a council and
said, What do we? For this man doeth many miracles! If we let Him alone, all men
will believe on Him. Then from that day forth, they took counsel together for to
put Him to death." John 12:10-11, tells us they even conspired to
murder poor Lazarus, whom Yahshua had raised from the dead, because this miracle
caused many to believe in Yahshua Is this Judeo Christian?
Judeo it truly is, but Christian it is not and never was.
Who is behind this great propaganda effort to brainwash you into thinking your
religion is Judeo Christian? Why are they spending so much money to give it such
great publicity? What do they hope to accomplish by it? It is false and sinister
to the utmost extreme.