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Maybe reading the Bible would help instead of quoting cult teaching preachers!

Posted in Arabs, Christianity, Hate, Israel, Israeli, Jewish History, racism, Religion, Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 26, 2009 by Michael Burks

I am about to rip this Christian Identity reject to shreds. I took this from a Aryan Nations forum. All of my two cents will be in bold.

1.) He who denies Jesus Christ is a liar.
2.) The Anti-Christ is anyone (I John 2:18 tells us that there are many Anti-Christs, not just one) who denies BOTH the Father and the Son.
3.) Those who do not confess Jesus is God come in the flesh possess the spirit of Anti-Christ.
4.) Anti-Christ was already in the world as John wrote this letter.

Children of Christ, is it not obvious who these people are? Is it not obvious what religion it is that has denied BOTH the Father and the Son?

The Identity reject is of course, pointing out Jews. He is right by saying those who reject Christ are anti-Christ. However, the verse does not mean “Jews” only. Over 1 billion Muslims reject Christ. Over 1 billion Chinese atheists reject Christ and so forth. I think you get my point. The verses above in no way confirm Jews are actual “children of Satan”.

For over two thousand years the Jews have denied that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. They still deny it today. All of the anti-Gibson rhetoric about the movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” has come from only one group of people: the Jews and their accomplices. They hate Jesus Christ and they hate the New Testament, which is the doctrine of Jesus Christ.

But you say that you have been taught that Jesus was a Jew? Please show us where the Scriptures say He was a Jew! This is just another Pharisaic lie that the rabbis tell in order to deceive you. The Scriptures tell us that the Man of Sin will deceive all except the elect. In essence, this means the whole world except for those very few who were not fooled.

Jews have NOT always rejected Jesus. Jesus and His disciples were Jews as were the first 15 bishops of the early Christian Church, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Christians.

“I know the blasphemy of them that which say they are Jews, and are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan.” — Rev. 2:9.

“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan who say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” — Rev. 3:9.

LOL, you just proved that Jews were God’s chosen people! God was simply warning about Jews who rejected Him much like those who rejected Christ during His lifetime. The same could be said about lying “Christians” like yourself. Yes, God knows the difference between Jews who serve Him and those who don’t. Thanks for pointing that out, lol.

“I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Judahites, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” The Jews, who are in reality, Ioudaikos, not Ioudaios (impostors, not real), have been pretending to be Israelites since the Jewish Dispersion of 70 A.D.

Here we see the beginning of the great deception that the religion of Judaism has performed for the last two thousand years of history. Judaism was not practiced by the Israelites. It was only practiced by the followers of the scribes and Pharisees. And the Pharisees were not ‘Ioudas’, Judah. They were, rather, ‘Ioudaikos’, only the resemblance of Judah. (John 8:44). In fact, the religion called Judaism has never been practiced by the House of Israel because the House of Israel was already scattered, from the Assyrian captivity starting in 745 B.C., into the “wilderness” of Europe and Asia Minor. The only exception to this rule has been when non-Jews convert to Judaism. Note well that the Jews declare descent through the mother. In contradistinction, the Old Testament and the New Testament declare descent only through the father. Read Matthew, Chapter 1 and Luke, Chapter 3 if you doubt this.

LOL, the old “Lost Sheep of Israel” myth. Sorry, the Bible never states Israel was lost. Here is what the Bible actually says –  Jeremiah 50:33 – Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.” As you can tell, the Bible is clear Israel was living among the Southern Tribes. Those who didn’t formed the Jewish settlements around modern day Iran and Iraq.

Jesus was not a Jew by religion because He did not practice their religion, which, by the way, is NOT the religion of Moses. Judaism is the religion of the scribes and Pharisees. The Pharisees, seeing an opportunity to kill Jesus and claim His inheritance of the Kingdom for themselves, did all in their power to eliminate Him from the scene. In the parable of the traitorous husbandmen (Matt. 33-40), Jesus tells them that they are these same traitors who say of Jesus: “This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize on his inheritance.”

Wow, tons of things wrong with this above statement. Jesus was Jewish, lol below is proof –

 

Yeshua was Born a Jew

Yeshua is a real, historical person, born in the Land of Israel, during the Roman occupation, in approximately the year 3 BCE. However, at the time His name was actually pronounced, “Yeshua,” and that is the name used in this article.

That Yeshua was born Jewish is one of the least contested truths of the Bible. The very first verse of the New Covenant reads: The book of the genealogy of Messiah Yeshua (“Jesus Christ”), the son of David, the son of Abraham (Matt. 1:1). Who were Abraham and David?

Abraham was the first Hebrew. God changed his name from Abram (Gen. 17:5). In Gen. 14:13 he is called Abram the Hebrew. So we can see that Yeshua (Jesus) is descended from “Abram the Hebrew.” Even to this day, Jews are also called “Hebrews”, and the language of the Jews is “Hebrew.”

Abraham and his descendants were given the unconditional covenant of the Promised Land (Gen. 17:8) and the covenant of circumcision (Gen. 17:10). Abraham is the father of the Jews (Acts 3:12-25). Isaac was his son and Jacob was his grandson (Matt. 1:2). Thus, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are known as the Patriarchs, the fathers of the Jews.

Jacob’s name was changed by God to “Israel” (Gen. 35:10-12) and he had twelve sons (Gen. 35:23-26) from whom come the Twelve Tribes of Israel. All of their descendants are known collectively throughout the Bible as the Children of Israel (Ex. 1:6-7).

One of those twelve sons was Judah (Gen. 35:23, Matt. 1:2) and it is from his name that we get the word ‘Jew’. Although Yehudah (Judah) was only one of the twelve, by 700 BCE, because of the course of Israel’s history, the word Yehudee (Jew) came to mean any person descended from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Jer. 34:9). So, for instance, Saul haShaliach (the Apostle Paul) was of the tribe of Benjamin (Romans 11:1) yet he self-identified as a Jew (Acts 22:3).

Nevertheless, according to the Bible, the Messiah must be descended from the tribe of Judah (Gen. 49:10) as King David was (1Sam. 17:12, 1Ch. 28:4) and descended from King David himself (2Sam. 7:12-13, Isa. 9:6-7, Jer. 23:5-6). That is why the Messiah is called Son of David (Matt. 21:9).

Yeshua is from the Tribe of Judah (Heb. 7:14). His earthly father was descended from David (Matt. 1:6-16) and His mother was as well (Luke 1:27, 32-34, 3:23-31).

In addition, Yeshua was born King of the Jews (Matt. 2:2). The King of the Jews must Himself be Jewish (Deut. 17:15). His aunt Elizabeth was Jewish (a descendant of Aaron, Moses’ brother) and His uncle Zacharia was a Jewish priest (Luke 1:5, 36). Yeshua was circumcised according to Jewish law (Luke 2:21, Lev. 12:2-3), and redeemed according to Jewish law (Luke 2:22-23, Num. 18:15). His mother atoned according to Jewish law (Luke 2:24, Lev. 12:6-8). He is called The Consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25) and The Glory of Thy People Israel (Luke 2:32). Jesus was born a Jew.

Yeshua lived as a Jew

Although He was born in Bethlehem (Matt. 2:1, Micah 5:2), Yeshua was raised in Nazareth (Luke 2:39-40). Both were Jewish towns at the time, according to archeologists and historians. Bethlehem is just south of Jerusalem while Nazareth is north, in the Galilee section. Both of Yeshua’s parents were from Nazareth (Luke 1:26-27, 2:4, 39) and they returned there with the Child when they had done everything according to the Law of the Lord that His birth required (Luke 2:39). His aunt and uncle were also Torah observant Jews (Luke 1:6) so we can see that probably the whole family took their faith very seriously.

Yeshua’s parents made the 140 mile (225 m.) round trip to Jerusalem every Passover (Luke 2:41) in observance of Deut. 16:16. It was at the age of twelve that Yeshua stayed behind an extra three days to learn from the Temple teachers (Luke 2:46). Although He already understood the Torah well (Luke 2:47), His attitude of listening and questioning indicates love of the Hebrew scripture and respect for the teachers. He also respected the Temple itself, calling it His Father’s (Luke 2:49). Near the end of His life, He praised a widow for giving all she had to the Temple (Luke 21:1-4).

In adult life, His disciples were Jews (John 1:47, Matt. 20:25-26) and they called Him ‘Rabbi’ (John 4:31). Mary called Him ‘Rabboni’ (John 20:16). They sought Him because they believed the Torah and the Prophets (John 1:45).

A Pharisee who had not yet come to faith in Him also addressed Yeshua as ‘Rabbi’ (John 3:2), as did a crowd of people (John 6:25). A Samaritan woman easily recognized He was a Jew (John 4:9).

Yeshua’s disciples spoke Hebrew (John 1:38, 41) and so did He, as well as Chaldean, a closely-related language brought back by the Jews from their captivity in Babylon (Matt. 27:46). In the sermon on the mount He affirmed the authority of the Torah and the Prophets (Matt. 5:17) even in the Kingdom of Heaven (Matt. 5:19-20). He regularly attended synagogue (Luke 4:16) and His teaching was respected by the other congregants (Luke 4:15). He taught in the Jewish Temple (Luke 21:37) and if He were not a Jew, His going into that part of the Temple would not have been allowed (Acts 21:28-30).

Although He differed with some of His contemporaries on how to keep the commandments (Matt. 12:12), He did not disagree on whether to keep them, saying such things as, “if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments,” (Matt. 19:17). When He healed someone of leprosy, he instructed him to, “show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded…” (Matt. 8:4, Lev. 14).

Yeshua not only taught others how to live a Jewish life, He lived it Himself. The outward signs of this were such things as wearing tzitzit (tassles) on His clothing (Luke 8:43, Matt. 14:36, Strong’s # 2899) to serve as a reminder of the commandments (Num. 15:37-39). He observed Passover (John 2:13) and went up to Jerusalem (Deut. 16:16). He observed Succot (John 7:2, 10) and went up to Jerusalem (John 7:14). He also observed Hanukah (John 10:22) and probably Rosh haShanah (John 5:1), going up to Jerusalem on both those occasions as well, even though it isn’t commanded in the Torah.

The inward sign of His Judaism was a circumcised heart (Deut. 10:16, 30:6).

When faced with temptation, Yeshua answered from the Hebrew Scripture (Matt. 4:2-10, Deut. 8:3, 6:16, 6:13). When teaching, He taught from the Hebrew Scripture (Matt. 22:42-45). When admonishing, He quoted from the Hebrew Scripture (Mk. 7:6-13).

Yeshua self-identified as a Jew (John 4:22) and as King of the Jews (Mk. 15:2). From His birth to His last Passover seder (Luke 22:14-15), Jesus lived as a Jew.

Also –

 

Yeshua died a Jew

When Yeshua was taken prisoner by a Roman captain, his cohort, and some Jewish officials (John 18:12), He was delivered into the custody of the Jewish priests, elders, and scribes (Mk. 14:53). The Roman soldiers would not have placed Him under Jewish jurisdiction if He were not Jewish.

Later, Yeshua was brought before the Sanhedrin, the Jewish council (Luke 22:66). He was charged with an offense against Jewish Law (Matt. 26:65-66, Lev. 24:13-14, John 19:7). Pilate, head of the Roman occupation, also recognized Jewish jurisdiction over Yeshua (John 18:31). This was because Yeshua was a Jew (John 18:35).

He unequivocally identified Himself as the Messiah (Mk. 14:61-62) and as we have seen above, the Messiah must be Jewish. He said He is the King of the Jews (Matt. 27:11) and, as we have also seen above, the King of the Jews must Himself be Jewish. The Jewish crowd also called Him ‘King of the Jews’ (Mk. 15:12). He was mocked, spat on and beaten by the Roman soldiers as ‘King of the Jews’ (Mk. 15:16-20) and when they crucified Him, their charge was ‘King of the Jews’ (Matt. 27:37).

The place of judgment had a Hebrew place-name (John 19:13) and the place of crucifixion had a Hebrew place-name (Mk. 15:22).

Joseph of Arimethea, who took custody of Yeshua’s body, was Jewish (Luke 23:50-52) and he laid the body in his own new tomb (Matt. 27:59-60). Therefore, Yeshua was buried in a Jewish cemetery. He was also buried according to Jewish custom of the time (John 19:40). Without doubt, Jesus died a Jew.

If Jesus wasn’t Jewish, the Romans would have not handed Him over to the Jews. Romans take care of their own law breakers. Jesus being Jewish, could only be charged by a Jewish council and by Jewish law. Anyone with just a little Biblical education knows this!

Contrary to the prevailing view that the Jesus was a Jew, virtually every page of the New Testament contains vehement denunciations of their religion, which Jesus calls the “tradition of the elders.” (Matt. 15:2, 3, 6) He also denounces their religion as not of God, but of the “tradition of men.” (Mark 7:3, 5, 8, 9, 13 and Col. 2:8) The truth is that Jesus was the antithesis of Judaism, because they taught not the Law of the Old Testament but THEIR OWN TRADITION, which was not of God. These traditions, over time, were written down and are today known as the Babylonian Talmud. The Babylonian Talmud has always been the main doctrine of the Jews, never the Torah of the Old Testament.

LOL, yes Jesus did speak out against Jews who followed the man-made teaching of the Talmud, a religion they stole from the pagan Babylonians lol. But that doesn’t prove Jesus to be non-Jewish lol.

I could keep going but as you can tell, another Christian Identity nut-job loses a debate!

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Lies about the Star of David

Posted in Christianity, cults, Hate, Islam, Israel, Israeli, Jewish History, News, racism, Religion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 17, 2009 by Michael Burks

Full read here, http://therefinersfire.org/star_of_david.htm

Many Christians have written to The Refiner’s Fire to inform us that the Star of David is an evil, occultic thing, which therefore makes the Jews an evil people and Israel and evil nation. We provide the following as food for thought for anyone who wishes to become informed with the TRUTH from a Hebrew as opposed to a Greek viewpoint:


The exact origins of the symbol’s relation to Jewish identity are unknown, but the bottom line is: the Star of David comprises two of the three letters in the name David. In its Hebrew spelling, it contains only three characters, two of which are “D” (or “Dalet”, in Hebrew). In ancient times, this letter was written in a form much like a triangle, similar to the Greek letter Delta, with which it shares a sound and the same (4th) position in their respective alphabets, as it does with English. The symbol may have been a simple family crest formed by flipping and juxtaposing the two most prominent letters in the name.

“The Jews” as many allege, never set out to use use an occultic symbol to represent their nation. Originally, the Hebrew name Magen David (“Shield of David”) poetically referred to God. It acknowledged that the Jewish military hero, King David, did not win by his own might, but by the support of the Almighty. Their intent was never to worship Moloch, Chiun or Remphan, the names for the star god, Saturn, whose symbol is a six pointed star formed by two triangles worshipped by the Chaldeans. This is idea is completely man-made and fabricated and the bottom line is, it’s just another attack against the Jewish people….

The long and often difficult history of the Jews shows that their only hope was to place their trust in Yahweh and so, to a Jewish person, the six points of the Star of David symbolize God’s rule over the universe in all six directions: north, south, east, west, up and down.

Author Andrew Gabriel Roth provides further explanation:

New Aryan Translations of the Bible? – I am thinking this would be called “Cult” teachings

Posted in Christianity, Islam, Israel, Israeli, Jewish History, Middle East, News with tags , , , on February 4, 2009 by Michael Burks

http://www.aryannationsrevival.org/NAT.htm

Wow…………………….  What else needs to be said?

Meet a living Satan – “Pastor” Mark Downey

Posted in Christianity, Jewish History, Religion, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 7, 2009 by Michael Burks

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Wow, I mean wow. I don’t even know where to begin with this Satanic being. Meet “Pastor” Mark Downey. His first name “Mark” fits him well. He has the mark of Satan to say the least.

First off, one must understand what Mark Downey teaches and believes. He follows a cult religion known as Christian Identity. This cult religion teaches that Europeans are the true Hebrews of the Bible and not Jews. Some sects, known as Dual-Seedline (based on a Jewish Talmud teaching) goes as far as claiming Jews are from Cain, a son of Satan and that all non-white races are muds (can anyone find these verses in the Bible for me).

For those who would want to take the time to read this nut-job’s “sermons”, his Satanic website can be found here. Below are just a few of his unbibical teachings –

Downey has a five part sermon called, “Why We Hate Jews“. Maybe Downey should check his history a little better since 64 out of 66 books in the Bible were written by Jews. (71 out of 73 in the Catholic Bible) Oh yeah, Jesus was Jewish – lol

Downey uses a good play with words (semantics) to try and prove a Jew in the Bible isn’t truly a Jew. I know, that alone sounds insane.

Downey denies angels. That is funny for a man who “Hates Jews” since that was a common teaching by the Sadducees (a Jewish sect) of Jesus’ day.

Wow, he also claims that Satan is fake, also a Sadducee teaching.

He blames the Jews for children murder. Look, I know like in all races, some Jews were guilty of this. But why does his website leave out the White Roman slaughter of early Jewish Christian children and the Spanish slaughter of Jewish Children?

I am not sure who ordained Mr. Downey. I am guessing no legit church or pastor did. He is one of the many crazies out there calling himself “Christian”.