Originally posted on April 19, 2018 @ 12:07 pm
WHO OR WHAT ARE CHRISTIANS?
Without knowing it, Christians are followers of a Greco-Roman culture of names, terms, and festivals, all adopted intact from Pagan sources, yet adapted or mixed carefully with ideas and people from the Hebrew Scriptures.
The mixing together of practices and beliefs is called syncretism. These heresies began through the teachings of Simon Magus, and eventually became the institution known as Roman Catholicism. The Great Schism produced the Eastern Orthodox Catholicism, and later the Reformation in the 16th century further fragmented the movement; but much error remained from the adherence to the early “church fathers” and their writings. These “church fathers” persecuted and despised the first followers of Yahusha, the Natsarim, and wrote about us. They satanically considered us “heretics” because we obey the Torah.
My own pastor of a small “Bible Church” simply ignored
my email when I sent him one outlining my understanding of the Word. This grieves my heart to this very day, because I loved my pastor and hugged him after every sermon. I encouraged him for years, yet when I wanted to sit with him and discuss obedience as defined by Yahuah and Yahusha, he was silent.
He could never refute the truth that I bring to the conversation, so he became silent. Any attempt at refutation would brand him a heretic, because he would be refuting the very words of Yahuah, not my own words.
I had to leave that place, and it hurt. But I could not sit before a teacher who was afraid to discuss and teach the very Word of Yahuah. It is a “knock the dust from your sandals” moment, and my heart is sad from it. How can a man who pastors a church turn his face away from the very Words of Yahuah? How can it be?
Yet so it is with the “church” world wide. Every detail of Scriptural observance was omitted by the “church fathers”, and replaced with new observances. With skillfully crafted reasoning over many centuries, the formerly Pagan observances were camouflaged or wrapped in new meanings.
Sacraments – Yahuah never commanded them, hinted at them indirectly, or mentioned any such thing. They add to the Torah, against Dt. 12.
Sun-day – the Day of the Sun. Many other “strange festivals” were invented, all being adaptations from former sun worship.
Easter Day – the Pagan festival of the impregnation of Mother Earth by the rays of the springtime sun. Ishtar, Ostara, Astarte, Eostre, Asherah, Eastron, Ashtaroth, and other names were used for this Pagan deity. It became adopted to refer to Yahusha’s day of resurrection.
Easter is the proper name of the Pagan Queen of heaven.
(Google the words: Ashtaroth, Easter)
Christmas – The winter solstice festival, commemorated as the nativity of the sun, re-thought by Dionysius Exiguus in 525 CE, now promoted as the birthday of the Messiah of Israel. Wreaths (wombs), trees (phalluses), tinsel (semen) & balls (testes) were used to observe the sexual aspects of this Pagan ritual. The tree was an altar where offerings were placed for the deity (Asherah).
The womb wreaths represented Baal, and the phallus trees represented Asherah. This is a practice inherited from the ancient Canaanites, specifically Jezebel.
The Messiah of Israel observed none of these practices.
1 John 2:3-6
“We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His Commands. The man who says, “I know him ,” but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the Truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys His Word, Alahim’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Yahusha did.”
If we walk “as” Yahusha did, we do the things He did, and observe the observances He observed, according to the Word of Yahuah. He lived as our example. So, how does it become appropriate for us to ignore all the things He did, and embrace Christmas, Easter, and Sun-day, observances borrowed from Pagan cultures?
This brief comparison page is intended to EXPOSE the darkness and deception that has overtaken the world.
“For you were once darkness, but now you are LIGHT in (the Rabbi). Live as children of LIGHT (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases (Yahuah). Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” Eph 5:8-12
CHRISTIANITY: Synagogue of Shatan (began at the Catechetical School of Alexandria)
“Christianity” is not a term or topic found in Scripture. Christianity is a hybrid religion of traditions based on many of the teachings of Yahusha ha’Mashiach, but not the same religion He taught. It is a mixture; partly of the Torah of Yahuah and customs from Babylonian Paganism. Christianity is a way of life about the Messiah of Israel, divided into thousands of sects over interpreting the Torah, with special days of the year adopted from Satanic, Pagan origins. ALL Yahuah-commanded feast days are neglected (see Lev. 23, Deut. 16).
A system of beliefs based on Messiah, but acting in ignorance, through tradition, their customs stem from Pagan symbols and observances. Several centuries after the original students of Yahusha, the heretical path originally established by Shimon the Magician (Simon Magus) began to overtake the true faith, and eventually Catholicism developed from it. From the Catechetical School of Alexandria, the “church fathers” developed the doctrines of Christianity. From Rome, an authoritarian organism modeled in the “image” of the Roman beast arose and controlled many nations. Eventually, “daughters” of this system broke away (the Protestants), carrying with them the “mark” of the Sun-day “sabbath”. It became the “synagogue of Shatan”.
The word “Christianity” is not found in the received text at all, and is not found in any concordance. The practices are a blend of ideas about the Messiah of Israel, attached to old Pagan observances in order to camouflage them from their origins. It is a monstrosity or hybrid blending of a diverse number of Pagan religions, and the knowledge of this is kept from its adherents. Believing and doing are often separated in its philosophy. Obedience is praised if it fits traditional norms, but condemned if it fits Scriptural instructions. Scripture is divided, and a division exists between the Hebrew / Yahudi (Jew) and the Gentile Christian in terms of what is to be obeyed or ignored in the Torah, based on this difference. So, in their teachings, there is not one body of believers, although this will be denied by most.
The word “Christianity” is not found anywhere in Scripture. Encyclopedias tell us it is a religion, and that it was founded by “Jesus Christ”. It was really founded by “Simon Magus“, and his tomb is under the altar in “St. Peter’s” Cathedral at Rome. The “church fathers” further developed the Greco-Roman roots at Alexadria, Egypt, allegorizing and mixing many formerly Pagan practices into their belief system and practices. The topic of Christianity is not found in Scripture either. What Scripture DOES acknowledge as the “way” is the “WORD OF YAHUAH”, and the “TORAH OF YAHUAH”. That should be our way; and it is certainly what Yahusha taught — He didn’t teach Christianity. No follower of Yahusha ever taught us anything about Sun-day, Easter, Christmas, popes, nuns, holy water, sacraments, or any separation of Yahusha’s body into a “priesthood” and “laity”. We are ALL priests on level ground with one another, and He is our High Priest. If you are studying something, and embrace it as a way of living, shouldn’t you search it out completely and find where its roots lead? If the root is good, then the fruit it bears will also be good. Christianity is a usurper, and a religion without Hebrew roots — only Greco-Latin ones. Esau, and his Edomite descendants, were also usurpers. They sought to steal the birthright and promises that were only given to Israel. This is what is at the heart of Replacement Theology.
Christianity, therefore, is like Esau and the Edomites. They modify the Covenant and claim legitimacy.
The strongest of these supplanted the true Christian church and became the teachings of what would later be called Catholicism which thusly suppressed and opposed other sects as being heretical. What a prime example of true hypocrisy. Let us examine some interesting common themes and practices of these old pagan mystery religions and the church professing to be of Christ.
“The first two teachers to propagate gnostic ideas within Christian circles were Simon Magnus and his successor Menander. Unlike later and more famous representatives of Gnosticism, both Simon Magnus and Menander claimed divinity for themselves. According to Acts 8:9-11, Simon called himself the ‘great power of God’.”- Harold O.J. Brown, Heresies.
Simon the “Christian” “made himself out to be a great one”. He pridefully exalted himself before the people who wondered at his sorceries. “…Simon Magus, who in the Acts of the Apostles earned a condign and just sentence from the Apostle Peter.
He had the hardihood to call himself the Supreme Virtue, that is, the Supreme God; and moreover, (to assert) that the universe had been originated by his angels; that he had descended in quest of an erring daemon, which was Wisdom; that, in a phantasmal semblance of God, he had not suffered among the Jews, but was as if he had suffered. -Tertullian, AGAINST ALL HERESIES.
Point here is this: “Christianity” is nothing. It is a bogus, made-up “religion” that is, in my studied opinion, the very working of error cited in the scriptures that is called the “Great Deception“. Think about it – how dead is the “christian” church? How much adultery exists in the “christian” church? How much divorce? Greed? Lust? Envy? Strife? Gossip? Slander? How many “christians” do you know who actually study the Word of Yahuah?
So you see, the love of the Truth is NOT in them. If the love of the Truth is not present, then a soul is NOT saved, for it cannot belong to Yahuah and simultaneously ignore the Truth. The love of the Truth is a measuring rod. Do you love Truth? Do you know what Truth is? Be honest, because Yahuah knows the truth regarding YOU.
Dig for access to Yahuah 🙂 Bug Him continually to change you. We cannot be saved unless He saves us. We cannot come to Him unless He calls us. Love one another. Do good to others. Be kind, merciful and gentle.
And study His Word!
Some of us are about to be called away. Be fully prepared when the bride groom comes.
Where did you come up with the name “Shatan”?
Its Hebrew. Ha Shatan = “the adversary/accuser”.
I’m trying to find a church or assembly of truth. Would you mind helping me in finding one near Spring, Texas? Any help would be greatly appreciate.
Hi, Lynette. I’ve been to Spring. Long time ago. Probably the most efficient thing to do will be to look into some Facebook groups local to you and see if you can find some brothers and sisters who study Torah. I had no church for a couple of years until one of my close friends told me there was a good Sabbath gathering less than one mile from my house 🙂 Have you tried the Facebook search yet?
Excellent work Jerry
Thank you, Charles.
Boy, this is good information. When I want to read something meaningful, I read my own site😀
Excellent article Jerry, would you mind if I put a link to it on my blog?
Help yourself, Kate. You can cut and paste the whole thing into your blog if you want to. If it helps someone, that will be wonderful.
This is good stuff. 🙂