Greetings Brethren:

We bear witness that the nay-sayers are usually the atheists, agnostics and Hate-Mongers. Prejudices, malice and wickedness move these people. Those that say No to Independent Thinking in the Black community are steeped in mis-information. Hate clouds their rational vision and they stay on the Defense of a weak selfish ideology that has given new ground to the definitive qualities of Dog-Matic. They come often as wolves disguised as sheep. Also they often openly present their wickedness as if sanctioned by the Devil to whom they pay tribute. Race, ethnic leanings, class etc. are not exclusive to this group because the foolish are not akin to any certain man. The warnings to the ungodly come from God and not from man. Man is only the messenger.

Peace,

Carl A. Patton, FreedomJournal


ENIGMATIC HEBREWS

Part 6: Judaism: Christ and Christianity

In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.



The record shows that the Hebrews (the people of Israel) had a history of disobedience to God. Therefore we make a clear distinction between the people that follow God and those that disobey the laws of God. Thus, in this simple analysis we hope clearly to distinguish between race and religion. Hebrew and Israelites are particular to race and ethnic origins. Thus, we note Jew and Judaism as religion. Again we argue that all Hebrews are not Jews and do not embrace or practice the religion of Judaism.

We also note that we are defining Judaism as the religion most often practiced by the Hebrew people. These people are also called Jews. Thus, Jew is often noted to mean race and religion. This is where we note much of the confusion about race and religion in particular to the Hebrew people. Also for the record we note that we do not define Judaism concerning the Talmud. Thus we are not considering the Talmud when we ascribe the religion of Judaism to Hebrews.

For our discussion and to keep down confusion we note Judaism in those that follow the Laws of God found in the Torah and Old Testament scriptures of the Bible. Therefore we are not ascribing Judaism to those that follow Oral Law as ascribed in the Talmud. Therefore a person of Hebrew ethnic origins that ascribes to Judaism but places the Talmud before the Torah or gives it equal stature is not in our analysis a follower of God.

Meanwhile, facts of genealogy and heritage, good or bad do not cause one to be saved. The New Covenant allowed all people salvation and the key to Peace and Paradise. Therefore, salvation and grace are a gift from God and granted to all that have faith. (Luke 19: 9-10).

Jesus speaks about the true children of God in John 8: 31-47. John 8: 32:

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."Jesus as the source for Truth frees us from life's deceptions. For example we are made free from self-deception and the deception by Satan.

In John 8: 41 Jesus makes a clear distinction between hereditary sons and true sons. Although the religious leaders claimed to be sons of Abraham and sons of God they acted foolishly. Thus Jesus revealed that true sons of God would be obedient to God and not Satan. Therefore family origins will not make you nor will it guarantee a true son of God. Thus if you obey man and disobey God you are not a true son of God.

Meanwhile the religious leaders refused and rebuked Jesus. Satan used them just like he uses the stubborn and the foolish of today. You cannot rewrite the Bible nor can you act as if certain scriptures do not exist or you are exempt because you are a preacher.

At this point we will return to Abraham to gain more clarity on "the chosen, "the covenant" and "the Gentiles." We will take our scripture reference for the following comments from Romans 4: 11, 16. In these scriptures we see that Abraham was justified by faith.

Circumcision was given to Abraham as a sign or seal of the righteousness he already had. Therefore Abraham's righteousness grew out of his faith before he knew anything about circumcision. Thus, faith made it possible for the Gentiles to become spiritual descendants of the patriarchs. Abraham pleased God through his faith, and we can also, please God through our faith. Faith has also saved us. The Divine plan was to bestow grace to the faithful of all nations and not just to the Hebrews.

The covenant made by God with Abraham is noted in Genesis 17: 1-11 and Genesis 12 and 15. However, we must be mindful of the Divine Plan. Thus, in Genesis 17 we see God preparing to carry out the covenant. We also note the specific parts of the Covenant:

1. God would give Abraham many descendants.

2. Many nations would descend from him.

3. God would maintain his covenant with Abraham's descendants.

4. God would give Abraham's descendants the land of Canaan.

A note on the confusion of the "chosen people" is found in Matthew 15: 24:

"But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

In this scripture Jesus was not contradicting the truth that God's message is for all people. However, the Israelites were to have the first opportunity to accept him as the Messiah. With this acceptance God wanted them to present the message of salvation to the rest of the world (See Genesis 12: 3).

Therefore, the message of Christ is for all people and the lost sheep. Matthew

10: 6: "But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

Jesus told his disciples to go to the Jews first. Again the scriptures note the role the Hebrew people were chosen to play. They were chosen to tell the rest of the world about the Messiah. Meanwhile we see the scattering of the Hebrew people recorded in II Kings 17. This displacement, relocation and re-settlement caused the assimilation of the Hebrew and Gentile communities. Israel thus becomes lost and without a shepherd.

Matthew 9: 36: "But when He saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd." (Also see Ezekiel 34 Israel is God' flock 34: 5-6).

Cont. Part 7: Judaism Race Or Religion?

 

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