Big Lies • Judaism’s hermeneutic of deceit • the “Judeo-Christian” oxymoron

“Judeo-Christian”—the “defector-believer” oxymoron

 

 

“Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?   And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?”

2 Corinthians 6:14-15

 

 

“The thesis of this book is that Judaism and Christianity do not form a common tradition, ‘the Judeo-Christian tradition.’ They are not compatible ... only now, for reasons of politics and sociology, have some representatives of Judaism maintained otherwise....”

Rabbi Jacob Neusner, Jews and Christians: the myth of a common tradition, ISBN 1-586841-08-4, Binghamton NY: Classics in Judaic Studies

http://books.google.no/books?id=qDdoHV9sPsAC&lpg=PP1&dq=Jews%20and%20Christians%3A%20the%20myth%20of%20a%20common%20tradition&hl=no&pg=PR11#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

From both the Judaic and Christian perspectives, “Judeo-Christian” is an oxymoron in the vein of “defector-believer.” Keep in mind that, as the rabbis freely stipulate, Judaism is a post-Christian religion, hence Christianity preceded Judaism, not vice versa:

 

“Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes of name, inevitable adaptation of custom, and adjustment of Law, the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered.”

Rabbi Dr. Finkelstein, The Pharisees: The Sociological Background of Their Faith, The Jewish Publication Society of America (1946) p. xxi

 

“The term Judaeo-Christianity, strictly speaking, applies only to those Christians, born in Judaism, who looked upon the Law as still binding, and who therefore found themselves in an irreconcilable conflict, not only with St. Paul, but with all Christianity.”

Batifol, “Primitive Catholicism,” p. 238; Harnack, “History of Dogma”, I, 289 in Rev. Fernand Mourret, SS., Rev. Newton Thompson, STD (translator), A History of the Catholic Church, Volume I Period of Early Expansion, St. Louis MO (Herder Book Co.) 1946, p. 79

https://archive.org/stream/AHistoryOfTheCatholicChurch/VolumeOne#page/n1/mode/2up

 

Consider, the two cases, the Christian perspective and the Judaic perspective.

 

Case #1—the Christian Perspective

 

If you are a Christian you must believe that God can neither deceive nor be deceived. If so, then you must take Him at His word in both the Old and New Testaments. In Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26 God specified the contract of the Mosaic Covenant. He specified the duties of the Israelites to obey Him, the rewards if they obeyed Him, and the penalties if they disobeyed Him. Please note that God did NOT promise to reward defection with a real estate deal in the Middle East; He promised dispersal and misery.

obedient or disobedient— What does God say?

So, having specified the penalties in the Old Testament, God passed Judgment on the Pharisees and Scribes:

Israel forsaked God Deuteronomy 31:16

fornicated after strange gods Deuteronomy 31:16

Israel voided His covenant Deuteronomy 31:16 & 20

Israel voided His covenant Judges 2:20

despised God’s voice Judges 2:20

rejected Him 1 Kings 8:7

forsaken Him 1 Kings 8:8

served strange gods 1 Kings 8:8

served and adored strange gods Josue (Joshua) 23:16

hast not kept the commandments of the Lord  1 Kings 13:13

forsaken the commandments of God           3 Kings 18:18

mocked the messengers of God 2 Paralipomenon 36:16

despised God’s Word                 2 Paralipomenon 36:16

misused the prophets 2 Paralipomenon 36:16

provoked God to wrath 2 Esdras 9:26

departed from God 2 Esdras 9:26

threw God’s law behind their backs 2 Esdras 9:26

 

killed the prophets, who admonished them earnestly to return to God 2 Esdras 9:26

guilty of great blasphemies 2 Esdras 9:26

forsaken the Lord Isaias 65:11

forgotten His holy mountain ( the commandments from Mt. Sinai) Isaias 65:11didn’t listen to Him Isaias 65:11

did evil Isaias 65:11

didn’t answer Him Isaias 65:11

chosen the things that displease God Isaias 65:11

forsake God Jeremias 2:13

made up their own religion “that holds no water” Jeremias 2:13

had not done God’s work Ezekiel 20:23

cast off His laws Ezekiel 20:23

their eyes were after the idols of their fathers Ezekiel 20:23

defiled Israel with idols Ezekiel 36:16ff

profaned His Holy Name Ezekiel 36:16ff

lying pen of the scribes wrote falsehood Jeremias 8:7ff

they all dealt deceitfully Jeremias 8:10

disobeyed God’s commandments Jeremias 44:23

disobeyed God’s Law Baruch 2:10

 

He hates their festivities, sacrifices, and songs Amos 5:20-24

 

they voided the Mosaic Covenant Jeremias 31:31-32

sacrificed to idols Jeremias 44:23

not walked in His law Jeremias 44:23

the people of Israel will deny the Messiah Daniel 9:25ff

no truth in Israel Osee 4:1-2

no mercy in Israel Osee 4:1-2

no knowledge of God in Israel Osee 4:1-2

sacrificed to Baalim and other idols Osee 11:2

carried a tabernacle for the demon Moloch Amos 5:26

covetousness in all the Israelites Amos 9:1

departed from the Law Malachias 2:8-12

made void the Covenant Malachias 2:8-12

not kept God’s ways Malachias 2:8-12

despised their brothers Malachias 2:8-12

committed abominations Malachias 2:8-12

profaned the holiness of the Lord Malachias 2:8-12

married the daughter of strange gods Malachias 2:8-12

Thus, they broke the contract of the Mosaic Covenant. God did not forsake His people or “repent of His gifts,” but His people rejected Him, worshipped false gods, were wicked, and voided the Mosaic Covenant.

 

Mind you, this is the “Hebrew Bible” speaking God’s Word. There can be no honest claim that the “Hebrew Bible” is “anti-Semitic”; it is their own scriptures.

 

obedient or disobedient— What does God say… again?

 

At the time of His earthly ministry Jesus Christ, True God and True Man, accused the Pharisees of “mak[ing] void the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition” (Mark 7:8-9; Matthew 15:3-6). He also noted that Moses accused the Pharisees (John 5:45-47), yet another indication of God’s judgment that His people had broken the Mosaic Covenant.

accused by Moses John 5:45-47

adversaries to all men I Thessalonians 2:14

agents of the devil John 8:44

blind Matthew 23:26

blind guides Matthew 23:16, 17, 19, 24

children of Hell Matthew 23:15

children of the devil John 8:44

crucifiers Matthew 23:34

dangerous leaven Matthew 16:6-12; Mark 8:15; Luke 12:1

defectors Matthew 15:6; Mark 7:9, 13; John 5:45, 46, 47

deicides I Thessalonians 2:14-15

dogs Matthew 7:6; Apocalypse 22:16

enemies of the Gospel Romans 11:28

 

foolish Matthew 23:17

full of dead men’s bones Matthew 23:27

haters of God John 15:24,25

hypocrites Matthew 6:2, 5; 15:7; 22:18; 23:13, 14, 15, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29; Mark 7:6; Luke 13:15

idolaters Apocalypse 22:16

iniquitous Matthew 23:28

killers of the just Matthew 23:35

killers of the prophets Matthew 23:37; Luke 11:47;
I Thessalonians 2:14-15

liars John 8:44, 55; Apocalypse 3:9, 22:16

murderers Matthew 23:31; Apocalypse 22:15

offspring of vipers Luke 3:7

 

purveyors of fables Titus 1:13-14

reject the Word of God Acts 13:46

serpents Matthew 23:33

sorcerers Apocalypse 22:16

swine Matthew 7:6

synagogue of Satan Apocalypse 2:9, 3:9

transgress the commandment of God for their own tradition Matthew 15:3

unchaste Apocalypse 22:16

unclean Matthew 23:25

vipers Matthew 3:7; 12:34; 23:33

void the commandments of God for the traditions of men Mark 7:8-13, Matthew 15:6

whited sepulchers Matthew 23:27

axe laid to the root Matthew 3:10

broken off Romans 11:17-20

cast into the fire Matthew 3:10; 7:19; Luke 3:9

condemned Mark 16:16

cut down Matthew 3:10

in vain do they worship me Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7

judgment of Hell Matthew 23:33

shall be broken Matthew 21:44

shall be ground into powder Matthew 21:44

the kingdom of God shall be taken from them Matthew 21:43

woe Matthew 23:13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 25, 27; Luke 11:42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 52

wrath Matthew 3:7; Luke 3:7; 21:23; John 3:36; Romans 2:5; I Thessalonians 2:16

your house shall be left desolate Matthew 23:38

you do not enter the kingdom of Heaven Matthew 23:13

So, those who altered and defected from the Old Testament, Mosaic revelation, are not in the lineage of those who accept and submit to Mosaic revelation. Jesus warned us in Apocalypse 3:9 of impostors:

 

“the synagogue of Satan, those who say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie.”

 

And He pronounced judgment on the fate of the “proselytes” of the Pharisees at Matthew 23:15:

 

“Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you go round about the sea and the land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, you make him the child of hell twofold more than yourselves.”

 

From the Christian perspective, “Jews,” as proselytes of the Pharisees, followers of the Pharisees, not Moses, defected from the Mosaic Covenant and rejected the New Covenant. Hence, “Jews” are not faithful, but apostate. Notwithstanding smarmy flattery from Christians about “Elder Brothers” and notwithstanding the rabbis retailing their authority by “Noahide Laws,” the pretense of Christian continuity with today’s Pharisees is a bold lie.  Recall that, as freely stipulated by the rabbis, Judaism is a post-Christian religion, a reaction against Christianity. So, those who defected from the Mosaic Covenant and rejected the New Covenant are not faithful, but apostate. Hence, for Christians “Judeo-Christian” is an oxymoron in the vein of “defector-believer.”

 

See also:

Don Curzio Nitoglia, The “Judeo -Christian” Lie

http://www.doncurzionitoglia.com/menzogna_del_giudeocristianesimo.htm

Google translate: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.doncurzionitoglia.com%2Fmenzogna_del_giudeocristianesimo.htm

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2011/11/don-curzio-nitoglia-judeo-christian-lie.html

 

What does Judaism say in this matter?

 

 

 

Case #2 Judaism’s Perspective

 

From the Judaic perspective, Christians are “idolaters” (and so deserve death) because Christians worship “that man” (one of the many Talmudic epithets for Jesus Christ) as True God and True Man, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity.

 

 

 

 

“The thesis of this book is that Judaism and Christianity do not form a common tradition, ‘the Judeo-Christian tradition.’ They are not compatible ... only now, for reasons of politics and sociology, have some representatives of Judaism maintained otherwise....”

Rabbi Jacob Neusner, Jews and Christians: the myth of a common tradition, ISBN 1-586841-08-4, Binghamton NY: Classics in Judaic Syudies

http://books.google.no/books?id=qDdoHV9sPsAC&lpg=PP1&dq=Jews%20and%20Christians%3A%20the%20myth%20of%20a%20common%20tradition&hl=no&pg=PR11#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

 

See also: Arthur Allen Cohen, The Myth of the Judeo-Christian Tradition, and Other Dissenting Essays, ISBN 978-0805202939, Shocken Books: 1971.

http://www.amazon.com/Judeo-Christian-Tradition-Other-Dissenting-Essays/dp/0805202935

 

 

key question: Who are the Pharisees and their followers?

 

key answer: Contemporary Judaism boasts the lineage of the Pharisees.

 

“The Jewish religion as it is today traces its descent, without a break, through all the centuries, from the Pharisees. Their leading ideas and methods found expression in a literature of enormous extent, of which a very great deal is still in existence. The Talmud is the largest and most important single member of that literature, and round it are gathered a number of Midrashim, partly legal (Halachic) and partly works of edification (Haggadic). This literature, in its oldest elements, goes back to a time before the beginning of the Common Era, and comes down into the Middle Ages. Through it all run the lines of thought which were first drawn by the Pharisees, and the study of it is essential for any real understanding of Pharisaism.”

Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. 3 pg. 474.

 

“Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes of name, inevitable adaptation of custom, and adjustment of Law, the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered.”

Rabbi Dr. Finkelstein, The Pharisees: The Sociological Background of Their Faith, Vol. 1, Jewish Publication Society of America (1938), pg. xxi.

https://books.google.com/books?id=N-o4AAAAIAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=Pharisaism+became+Talmudism%2C+Talmudism+became+Medieval+Rabbinism

 

“The Pharisees are important for two reasons. First, the Gospels portray them as one of the principle opposition groups to Jesus. Second, Judaism as we know it generally traces its roots back to the Pharisees.”

Rabbi Jacob Neusner, Judaism in the Beginning of Christianity, Philadelphia: Fortress Press 1984, p.45. http://www.amazon.com/Judaism-Beginning-Christianity-Jacob-Neusner/dp/0800617509

 

“This is not an uncommon impression and one finds it sometimes among Jews as well as Christians - that Judaism is the religion of the Hebrew Bible. It is, of course, a fallacious impression. Judaism is not the religion of the Bible.”

Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser, Judaism and the Christian Predicament, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967, p.59, 159. http://www.amazon.com/Judaism-Christian-predicament-Zion-Bokser/dp/B0006BO6BM

 

 

 

Do the followers of the Pharisees obey the Bible?
God said, “No.” What do they say?

 

Tikkunei Zohar 1:27a gloats that the Oral Torah “buries Moses.” The rabbis boast that they are divine, so can “alter the very content of Mosaic revelation”:

 

“... The rabbi constituted the projection of the divine on earth. Honor was due him more than to the scroll of the Torah, for through his learning and logic he might alter the very content of Mosaic revelation. He was Torah, not merely because he lived by it, but because at his best he constituted as compelling an embodiment of the heavenly model as did a Torah scroll itself.”

Rabbi Jacob Neusner, “The Phenomenon of the Rabbi in Late Antiquity: II The Ritual of ‘Being a Rabbi’ in Later Sasanian Babylonia,” Numen, Vol.17, Fasc. 1. [Feb., 1970], pp.3-4.

 

The Koliner rebbe, a 17th century rabbi of Prague, states:

“Our Zaddikim’s [famous Orthodox rabbis] words are more important than the Torah of Moses As our Sages teach: A Zaddik decrees, and God obeys.”

Jeremy Dauber, Antonio’s Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature, Stanford University, 2004, ISBN-13: 978-0804749015, p. 276, also documented in Judaism Discovered, p. 298

 

“The Talmud is the written form of that which in the time of Jesus, was called the ‘Tradition of the Elders,’ and to which He makes frequent allusions.”

Michael L. Rodkinson, The History of the Talmud: From The Time Of Its Formation About 200 B. C. Up To The Present Time, Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 8, 2006), ISBN-13: 978-1428631366, p.70.

 

“The complex of rabbinically ordained practices … including most of the rules for the treatment of Scripture itself–do not derive from Scripture at all. Rabbinic Judaism’s initial concern was with the elaboration and refinement of it’s own system. Attaching the system to scripture was secondary. It therefore is misleading to depict rabbinic Judaism primarily as a consequence of an exegetical process or the organic unfolding of Scripture. Rather, rabbinic Judaism began as the work of a small, ambitious, and homogeneous group of pseudo-priests ...By the third century (A.D.) the rabbis expressed their self-conception in the ideology of “Oral Torah” which held that a comprehensive body of teachings and practices (halachot) not included in Scripture had been given by God and through Moses only to the rabbinic establishment.”

Rabbis Jacob Neusner & William Scott Green, Rabbinic Judaism: Structure and System, ISBN 9780800629090, Fortress Press, 1995, pp. 31-34.

 

 

What does Torah teach about Jesus? About Christians?

 

Since converts from Judaism revealed the foundational teachings of Judaism, much effort has been invested in sanitizing vernacular translations of the Torah, the Talmud and Kabbala. These sanitized editions are useful to the rabbis: “See it’s not there.” Or “The tractate is about Balaam.” Or even the outrageous lie, “Jesus isn’t even mentioned in the Talmud”—except that Jesus is mentioned—degraded—in the Talmud.

 

 

The rabbis teach that Jesus Himself was an idolater [Sanhedrin 43a, 107b] who worshipped a brick [Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 67a, 107b], so He was justly executed. Among themselves the rabbis boast .that the Sanhedrin overcame Roman opposition to the execution of Jesus [Sanhedrin 43a], but for Gentile consumption they insist on blame-shifting to the Romans.  There are, of course, other numerous scurrilous accusations against Jesus in the Talmud and rabbinical literature. Though the passages have been denied and expurgated Talmud editions have been published, often using code words for Jesus, Princeton Professor and Director of Judaic Studies Peter Schafer has examined dozens of Talmud editions in the original and vernacular languages. Schafer not only adduces the explicit references to Jesus of Nazareth, but he also traces the code words used in the Talmud editions expurgated and sanitized for Gentile consumption. Schafer traces from edition to tractate to folio how “Balaam,” “that man,” “the carpenter,” “ben Pandera” (son of Pandera), the blank spaces, and the rest of the code words refer to Jesus of Nazareth. In his book Jesus in the Talmud (ISBN 13: 978-0691129266) Schafer has affirmed that the Talmud teaches that that Jesus was an idolater [Sanhedrin 43a, 107b], was a mamzer [bastard] conceived adulterously in niddah [menstrual filth] by a Roman soldier named Pandera [Kallah 51a] of a whore [Sanhedrin 106a] and that He is now in Hell boiling in feces and, in some editions because Jesus is accused of sexual perversion, semen [Gittin 57a]. Sanhedrin 43a boasts that the Sanhedrin convicted Jesus and, at the Jewish court’s instigation, He was crucified, “hanged,” even though the Romans were “inclined toward acquittal” of Jesus; therefore Jewish denial and blame-shifting to the Romans is another bold lie.

 

The infamous Toldoth Yeshu, Maimonides’ Hilkoth Akun V, 3 and Letter to Yemen), and the 1905 Jewish Encyclopedia (page 170), all boast of Jewish responsibility for Christ’s death. The Talmud notes that Jesus deserved four more deaths. Sanhedrin 52a suggests Jesus should have been strangled while immersed in dung. There are other Talmudic passages that describe Jesus as an idolatrous sex freak, practicing black magic—and more.

 

“The very fact that the Talmud’s claim of Jesus’ closeness to the Roman government reflects some knowledge ... of the New Testament narrative, particularly of John’s version of it ... this detail exonerates the Roman government from the blame of Jesus’ condemnation and consequently, adopting the Gospels’ message, puts the thrust of the accusation on the Jews ... What we then have here in the [Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 43a] is a powerful confirmation of the New Testament Passion narrative, a creative rereading, however, that not only knows some of its distinct details but proudly proclaims Jewish responsibility of Jesus’ execution.”

Princeton University Judaic Studies Prof. Peter Schafer, Jesus in the Talmud, ISBN-13 978-0691129266 Princeton University Press, pp.73-74 http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Talmud-Peter-Schäfer/dp/0691143188

 

Religious “Jews” believe that Jesus of Nazareth was a deceiver, an idolator, who led Israel astray and that he deserved what he got.

 

Note that even the Hebrew use of ‘Yeshu’ (ישו) in this video and elsewhere is a mockery of Jesus’ actual Hebrew name ‘Yeschua’ (ישוע). Yeshu is a Hebrew acronym for ‘May his name and memory be blotted out.’

 

 

In the sanitized Talmud editions numerous code word substitutions are used for Christians (minim, Cutheans, Egyptians, Epicureans, etc.). Since Gentiles, including Christians, only look like men, but have the souls of animals (among many, Kerithoth 6b, Sanhedrin 74b,Yebamoth 98a, Bereshith 47a, et al.), Gentiles are owed no debt of morality or decency—not honesty (Baba Kamma 113a), not property (Baba Mezia 24a), not even life!

“The best of the Gentiles should all be killed”

 

“And for Christians let there be no hope...”

Birkat HaMinim, “Benediction” #12 of the Shmone Esreh

 

“The best of the gentiles should all be killed.”

Sopherim 15, rule 10

 

“It is our duty to praise the Master of All, to ascribe greatness to the molder of primeval creation, for He has not made us like the nations of the lands, for He has not assigned our portion like theirs nor our lot like theirs, for they bow to vanity and emptiness and pray to a god who cannot save--man, ash, blood, bile, stinking flesh, maggot, defiled men and women, adulterers and adulteresses, dying in their iniquity and rotting in their wickedness, worn out dust, rot of maggot [and worm]--and pray to a god who cannot save.”

Aleinu from Judaic prayer book, Two Nations in Your Womb, Israel Jacob Yuval, University of California Press, 2006, p.119.

 

“You are adam [man], but goyim [gentiles] are not called adam [man].” Kerithoth 6b

See also Rabbi Shimon ben Yohai’s ruling (Babylonian Talmud, Bava Metzia 114b and Yebamoth 61a) that Gentiles are not “Adam” which in rabbinic parlance is to say, Gentiles are not human.

 

“...‘living soul’ designates Israel because they are children of the Almighty, and their souls, which are holy, come from Him. From whence come the souls of otherpeoples? R[abbi] Eleazar said: ‘They obtain souls from those sides of the left which convey impurity, and therefore they are all impure and defile those who have contact with them.’...‘living soul’ refers to Israel, who have holy living souls from above, and ‘cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth,’ to the other peoples who are not ‘living soul,’ but who are as we have said.”

Bereshith 47a

 

More details regarding the intense hatred of Judaism for Christianity may be studied in the Who is human? Who is not?, Noahide deceit, and Genocide sections.

 

Clearly, orthodox Jews too reject affinity with Christians.

 

So…

 

They believe we are apostate idolaters who are not human and who should be deceived, looted, raped, enslaved, and killed. They believe that only Jews are human, that only they are believers.

 

We know they are apostates, we are believers, that all people are humans who should be loved and converted so that they may be saved. We know this because God tells us so.

 

So, from both the Jewish and Christian perspectives, “Judeo-Christian” is a lying oxymoron in the vein of “defector-believer.”  The term is a weaponized invention intended to narcotize Christians into a coma forgetful of God’s warnings about “the synagogue of Satan, those who say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie”

 (Apocalypse 3:9).

 

quod erat demonstrandum