by Pastor Don Elmore
February 12, 2012
Scripture reading: I Thessalonians 2:14-16
Have you ever wondered about the hyphenated words: “Judeo-Christian” or “Judeo-Christianity?” Can you find these terms in the Bible? Does it mean that Christianity owes its existence to Judaism? That Christianity came out or is a splinter group of Judaism. Was Jesus Christ a Jew? Were the Apostles Jews? Were the early churches Jews? Isn’t that what is implied by the hyphen?
“After all, we worship the same God,” the Christian always says to the Jew but the Jew never says to the Christian. The Jew knows that he does not worship the Christ-God, but the Christians need to worship the God of Israel and so, his standard gambit rolls easily and thoughtlessly from his lips. It is a strictly unilateral affirmation, limited to making a claim on the God of Israel but never invoked with reference to other gods. A Christian never confronts a Moslem or Hindu with “After all, we worship the same God.”
Newsweek cites authorities who indicate that the “idea of a common Judeo-Christian tradition first surfaced at the end of the 19th century but did not gain popular support until the 1940s, as part of an American reaction to Nazism…,” and concludes that, “Since then, both Jewish and Christian scholars have come to recognize that –geopolitics apart—Judaism and Christianity are different, even RIVAL religions.”
The origin of the word “Judeo-Christianity” used in the historical sense was first used in 1829. It was used by a Jewish-Christian missionary by the name of Joseph Wolff (1795-1862). Wolff’s father was a rabbi who lived in Germany. Joseph was converted to Christianity through reading the books of Johann Michael von Sailer and was baptized in 1812 near Prague. It was used with a different meaning than today: “Judeo-Christian” referred to Jewish converts to Christianity.
The present meaning of “Judeo-Christian” regarding ethics first appeared in print on July 27, 1939, with the phrase “the Judeo-Christian scheme of morals” in the New English Weekly; the term was promoted by groups which evolved into the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The hyphened words were to fight anti-Semitism by expressing a more inclusive idea of American values rather than just Christian or Protestant. By 1952 Dwight Eisenhower looked to the Founding Framers of 1776 to say:
“All men are endowed by their Creator. In other words, our form of government has no sense unless it is founded in a deeply felt religious faith, and I don’t care what it is. With us of course it is the Judeo-Christian concept, but it must be a religion with all men created equal.”
Only America has called itself “Judeo-Christian.”No country in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Australia and Central America has done what the United States has done. America is also unique in that it has always combined secular government with a society based on religious values. Supporters of this“Judeo-Christian” concept point to the Christian claim that Christianity is the heir to Biblical Judaism, and that the whole logic of Christianity as a religion is that it exists only as a religion built upon Judaism. Since the content of the books of the Protestant Old Testament (excluding the Biblical Apocrypha) and the Tanakh (Jewish Bible) are very similar.
The majority of the Christian Bible, the supporters say, is Jewish scripture, and it is used as moral and spiritual teaching material throughout the Christian world. The prophets, patriarchs and heroes of the Jewish scripture are also known in Christianity, which uses the Jewish text as the basis for it understanding of historic “Judeo-Christian” figures such as Abraham, Elijah and Moses. As a result, a vast amount of Jewish and Christian teachings are based on a common sacred text.
Now, the notion of “Judeo-Christian religion” is an unquestioned part of both secular and church thinking. It is “Our Judeo-Christian heritage” that is based on a supposed “Judeo-Christian tradition.”American “Christian” leader Professor Franklin H. Little, a vocal supporter of the Zionist state, frankly declared that “to be Christian is to be Jewish,” and that consequently it was the duty of a Christian to put support for the “land of Israel” above all else. Pat Boone, the North American singer and evangelist, said there are two kinds of Judaism, one Orthodox and the other Christian.
“For scholars of American religion,” Newsweek states, “the idea of a single Judeo-Christian tradition is a made-in-American myth that many of them no longer regard as valid.” It quotes eminent Talmudic scholar Jacob Neusner: “Theologically and historically, there is no such thing as the Judeo-Christian tradition. It’s a secular myth favoured by people who are not really believers themselves.” Why did this Jew say that “Judeo-Christianity” was a secular myth? Consider the following:
|Beliefs & Doctrine||Covenant Christianity||Judaism|
|Ultimate reality||One God, Yahweh, the God of Abraham||Self; Israelites are god, Lucifer|
|Identity of Jesus||Son of God, God incarnate, Savior of House of Judah and House of Israel||False prophet|
|Birth of Jesus||Virgin birth||Normal birth|
|Death of Jesus||Death by crucifixion by Jews||
Five deaths by Romans:
|Resurrection of Jesus||Affirmed, Jesus ascended to heaven||Denied; Jesus now in hell boiling in a hot cauldron of body fluids|
|Second coming Jesus||Affirmed||Denied|
|Man’s nature||“Original sin” inherited from Adam. tendency towards evil||Two equal impulses, one good and one bad (Tree: knowledge of good and evil)|
|Good afterlife||Eternal life on earth||Views vary: either heaven or no afterlife|
|Bad afterlife||Eternal hell for Jews; outside of the Kingdom for some other people||Jesus Christ and Christians in eternal hell; no afterlife for themselves|
|View of the other||Judaism is a false religion; an enemy religion.||Christianity is a false interpolation of Christianity; an enemy of Judaism|
Let us stop right here and put things in perspective. The word “Judeo-Christian” has only been in use for a little bit less than 200 years; and it began with a different meaning. The word, with it present-day meaning, is a little more than 70years old. It coincides with the promotion of the jewish teaching of its “Jewish Holocaust.” It says today that Christianity came out of Judaism…that Jesus was a jew, that the Apostles were all jews…that the Abrahamic covenant was with the jews. But these are all lies!
This should raise complete confusion: for did our Christian savior call the jewish leadership of His time, “the children of hell”? And do you know that one of the chief advisors of President Obama is David Axelrod, the great-great grandson of the blood-drenched and mass murderer, the Communist Army commander, Leon Trotsky? Where do you think our Savior would tell Axelrod where he will go when he dies? What advice do you think that this Communist gives to our President?
To put it simply: The followers of Judaism are under the curse and wrath of God:
“For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: For ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jew; Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: Forbidden us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.” 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16.
The Apostle Paul says that the churches of God in Judea suffered at the hands of the Jews, who…:
- Murdered Jesus Christ
- Murdered the prophets
- Have persecuted us
- Who please not God
- Are contrary to all men
- Forbid us to speak to the Gentiles (House of Israel) about their salvation
- Are filling up their sins
- For the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
What!!! The Jews did what? Some Christians place great emphasis on the Apostle Paul’s’ words about how we should present ourselves to society and maintain the good opinion of other people, yet everything that Paul teaches on that subject must first be understood and applied in light of Jesus Christ’s teaching and example. We don’t filter Jesus through Paul, we understand Paul in the light of what Jesus taught. Jesus issued a powerful wake-up call to the leaders of Pharisaic Judaism.
Remember that the Jews, themselves, say that Pharisaic Judaism is the same as modern-day Judaism. According to The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Volume VIII, (1942), p. 474: “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.”
Jesus declared to these Jewish leaders that in their current state, they were the children of hell (Matthew 23:15) who were destined for damnation (Matthew 23:14); were poisonous vipers (Matthew 3:7), full of all uncleanness (Matthew 23:27); and guilty of all the righteous blood that had been shed on earth (Matthew 23:35).
By Christ’s example, every Christian has the right to speak to the leaders of Judaism as Jesus did. The fallen children of Adam, regenerated through the spirit of Christ, can strive after the perfection of His nature, by telling the truth, if necessary even to the most powerful and dangerous members of unregenerate human society.
Here is an important indication that the tradition of Pharisaic Orthodox Judaism, far from being an Old Testament creed, was held to be guilty of the deaths of the Old Testament martyrs, from Abel in the book of Genesis to the murder of Zechariah in more recent times at the end of the Old Testament. Jesus indicted Pharisaic Judaism as the killers of the Old Testament prophets and servants of God. How can rabbinic Judaism as it exists in our time be said to be an Old Testament religion, when Jesus holds their spiritual progenitors responsible for murdering God’s most beloved Old Testament personages?
It can be pointed out that the leaders of Judaism have become more corrupt and wicked over the centuries since these words were spoken to and about them by Jesus. They murdered Stephen, the first martyr of the Christian church era, after premeditating over it. But they have continued on murdering hundreds of millions of followers of Jesus Christ down through the centuries. They have sought to execute their vengeance on any perceived enemy of theirs. They are not the victims, they are the murderers.
But who were the first husbandmen in this parable of the vineyard given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 21:33-40?
“Here another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto these husbandmen?
They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Matthew 21:33-40.
In our modern age, the spiritual and ideological heirs of these “husbandmen” continue to teach and uphold that their murder of the prophets of God was legitimate (from Talmud). The descendants of these “husbandmen” continue to teach and uphold their murder of God’s Son was legitimate (from Talmud). These are the teachings of the religion of the Pharisees as it exists in our world today, in the form of Orthodox Judaism. God said that He would destroy these wretched husbandmen miserably. Therefore, when calamity befalls the rabbis of Judaism and their adherents, why do supposed Christians regard it as “shocking” or an “injustice”?
Judaism poses as “the religion of the prophets.” This is a lie. Judaism is not the religion of the prophets. According to Jesus Christ, Phariseeism is the killer of the prophets. Yahweh, the God of the Prophets, is not the deity of Judaism. Judaism’s deity is in the lower case, a false god, the spirit that entered Judas (John 13:27). The god of Judaism is their own self-pride, or ego. Everything in Judaism exists for the Judaic ego and for it alone. God has nothing to do with it. Yahweh and the Torah are merely props.
Have you ever considered how long all of Israel worshipped at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem? It wasn't very long—just a couple of decades. First, after Israel was delivered from slavery in Egypt by their God, they were instructed to kill every Canaanite and giants that were living in the Promised Land. They failed.
Then they were told to let them live and they would be a test for them; but still no marriages with them and no covenants with them. Israel failed again.
Then they were ruled by judges, their King was God, Himself. Was God the King of all peoples? No, He was the King just of Israel. Israel repeatedly would sin, God would rise up a heathen nation to oppress them, they would eventually cry out to Him and repent and God would send them a judge to save them from their enemies. Then the land would have rest. Then the whole cycle would begin again.
Eventually Israel rejected God from being their King; wanting to be like all the other nations. So, God gave them a man to be their King. Saul was Israel’s first King; but he did not rule over all the tribes. David was the second King. But he didn't rule over all the tribes until the last seven years of his reign. His son, Solomon ruled for 40 years. It was during his reign that the Temple was built and completed.
But after the death of Solomon, there was a split in Israel: The ten-tribe Kingdom to the North; and the three-tribe Kingdom to the South. They became enemies; fighting against each other on many occasions. They had different kings, different priests, a different temple, different holy days/holidays, and even had different Gods.
Eventually God sent all the tribes into the Assyrian captivity; but showed his mercy to the Southern Kingdom by saving Jerusalem from the Assyrians. The Northern Kingdom ceased to be a kingdom. About one hundred years later, the Southern Kingdom was taken captive by Babylon; but after seventy years, a small remnant of the Southern Kingdom returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the city and the Temple.
It was during this time, that the Apocrypha (which use to be in all of our Bibles) teaches that Israel subdued the kingdom of Edom telling them to either die or be subject to their religion. Most of them, of course, chose not to die. But this has proved to be disastrous for Israel; because the Edomites quickly took over the rule of the Israelites, both politically and economically.
After the Birth of Jesus Christ
Shortly after the birth of Jesus Christ, King Herod, an Edomite, ordered the death of all infants in the city where the Son of God lived, under the age of two, in an attempt to murder Jesus. But Jesus’ parents were warned, and they traveled to Egypt to escape the murder against their young child.
They stayed in Egypt, until King Herod died. Then they returned back to Israel, but they did not live in Judea; they lived in Galilee! That is because the Edomites (jews) lived mostly in Judea, while the true Israelites lived in Galilee (the land where four of the tribes of the northern kingdom used to live).In between the two kingdoms, lived the Samaritans who had been brought in the land by the Assyrians.
Jesus very seldom came to Jerusalem; except for the feast days. After about thirty years, Jesus said to His disciples: “Let us go into Judaea again. His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee: and goest thou thither again? John 11:7-8.
His disciples gave this answer because of what had happened in previous visits: “And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him…Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him….” John 5:16, 18.
“Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is He? And there was much murmuring among the people concerning Him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but He deceiveth the people. Howbeit no man spake openly of Him for fear of the Jews.” John 7:11-13.
Jesus had a long and very aggressive discussion with the Pharisees; John 8:13. He told them that their father was the devil and that they sought to kill Him; John 8:44, 37, 40. The discussion ended when the Jews tried to stone him: “Then took they (Jews) up stones to cast at Him: but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them (jews), and so passed by” John 8:59.
A little bit later, Jesus had another discussion with the Pharisees and told them that He was not going to die for them, just for the sheep; and they were not of His sheep; John 10:15, 26. “Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him”John 10:31.
Later, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered for a council to put Jesus to death. “Jesus therefore walked no more OPENLY among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with His disciples. And the Jews’ Passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves. Then sought they Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that He will not come to the feast? Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees (Jews) had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where He were, he should shew it, that they might take Him” John 11:47, 53-57.
The Chief Priests and Pharisees held a council that they might take Jesus Christ and kill him at Passover. Were these Japanese? Chinese? Black Africans? South Americans? Central Americans? Egyptians? Assyrians? Greeks? Or was it Jews who plotted the murder of Jesus Christ?
To whom did Judas Iscariot take his bribe of thirty pieces of silver from and to whom did he return it? It was the chief priests and Pharisees; not the Romans; it wasn't Israelites; it was the jews; Matthew 26:14, 15; 27:3.
Who took Jesus and bound him; it was the band and the captain and officers of the Jews; John 18:12.
Who did Pilate say delivered Jesus unto him? “Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?” John 18:35.
After Peter denied Jesus Christ before the cock crew, “When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death: And when they had bound Him, they led Him away, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor” Matthew 27:1, 2.
Who told the people to choose Barabbas and not Jesus: “But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus”; Matthew 27:20.
What did Pilate say about the guilt of Jesus? “When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye (Jews) to it.” Matthew 27:24.
What did the Jews reply to this statement by Pilate? “His blood be on us, and on our children.” Matthew 27:25. This is a generational, racial issue that applies to the Jews, exclusively. The first phase of the revenge of God on the murder of His Son was the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. along with 1,000,000 Jews; it will continue and come to an end at the end of this age.
At the resurrection of Jesus, after the chief priests and elders heard of the report, they took counsel and gave a large amount of money to the soldiers “Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.” Matthew 28:11-14. So, the soldiers “took the money, and did as they were taught; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.” Matthew 28:15.
This murderous conspiracy continued all throughout the Bible and throughout history. I will just give you one more Scripture, but there are many more: “And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy. And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.” Acts 23:12-14.
Have you noticed who blasphemes our Savior the most? Have they continued until today? A multitude of Jews on television, in movies and on the radio continually say their rants against Jesus. Jewish comediennes on a regular basis blaspheme Jesus, but the most flagrant is Sarah Silverman. There is not a more Godless, malicious, irreverent, Christ-hating group of people in America than the majority of TV’s comedians.
It is a sin to mock, scorn, laugh and make light of that which is holy, sacred and precious to God. The filthy television networks have no respect for God, neither decency nor marriage. One of the worse is Sarah. She blasphemed Jesus Christ in her Act; Jesus is Magic, when she said, “Good! I hope the Jews did kill Christ, I’d do it again. I’d F**cking do it again in a second!” Do you think the blood of Jesus Christ is on Sarah?
Most of the 501 C3 churches call themselves “Judeo-Christian” churches or Christ-haters-Christ lovers; Believers that Jesus is now in hell — Believers that Jesus is now in heaven; or Believers that Christianity is an enemy of Judaism — Believers that Judaism is an enemy of Christianity! It is a terrible oxymoron!
Why do so many churches claim to be “Judeo-Christian?” Rabbi Martin Siegel, reflecting a Messianic zeal, was quoted in the January 18, 1972 edition of New York Magazine as declaring: “I am devoting my lecture in this seminar to a discussion of the possibility that we are now entering a Jewish century, a time when the spirit of the community, the non-ideological blend of the emotional and rational and the resistance to categories and forms will emerge through the forces of anti-nationalism to provide us with a new kind of society. I call this process the Judaization of Christianity because Christianity will be the vehicle through which this society becomes Jewish.”
The jews and Roman Catholics rejoiced and celebrated the ratification of the U. S. Constitution; for the American Jewry was the modern world’s first free Jewry; which means that the Constitution struck down the Religious Clause (Christian) and that any one of any religion could be a member of the Federal Government. The jew could now vote and be a member of any federal election: a first class citizen. Soon, they could vote and be a member of any state government.
It was much different for the jews for many centuries in Europe as they repeatedly got kicked out of every country for at least three times. Why? Because they were a cursed people who had the blood of Jesus Christ on them!
They ruined Judea in the days of Jesus Christ by becoming the king and leaders of the Pharisees and scribes. They are now ruining America by being the backdoor ruler of the United States. Every Republican and Democratic candidate is very pro-Israeli! From Freemasonry Romney to Bohemian Grove Gingrich, they are united on their love for the murderers of Jesus Christ! The Republicans have two Roman Catholics, one Mormon and one Protestant; while the Democrats have a ? But they all pledge the United State to fight for Israel.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League (both Jewish) have “hate-group” maps on their websites. But who do they say that we hate? Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians? Or is it the same people who our Savior called with over a dozen “woes” and labeled them as being “hypocrites” and “drove them out of His Temple!” It is the same people who hated and murdered our Savior.
Why would any true Christian want to be hyphenated with their enemy; the people who our God said would be a test for us. They have brought us feminism, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Internal Revenue Service, Civil Rights, multiculturalism, birth control, abortion, the destruction of the “blue laws”, tolerance toward all religions, same-sex marriage, miscegenation, homosexuality, women in the Armed Forces and a host of other sins.
Remember that the Jews, themselves, teach that they are mainly from only one of the tribes of Israel—Judah! Some teach that the Levites and Benjaminites are also some of their fathers; but that would make only 3/13 of Israel if that were true. We believe that it is false, but have you ever thought that the 10 tribes of the northern kingdom were never called “Jews” and were never claimed to be their fathers!
Doesn't that make the claim of Abraham’s blessing bizarre! The Jew teaches that the Abrahamic blessing was to the jew only, but what about the ten tribes? They were never called jews, in the Bible, or anywhere? The correct terms for “Judeo-Christian” would be “Kenites/Canaanites/Edomites/Ashkenazis verses House of Israel/House of Judah”; the exposure is up!
The ten tribes of Israel did not disappear from the face of the earth as has been touted by the Jewish usurpers! In the New Testament we have many verses like James 1:1 which tells us that the Lord’s half-brother was writing “to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad….” Over history, these tribes adopted different names and moved to locations far away from ancient Palestine. After their captivity by the Assyrians over 2700 years ago, they followed a westward movement over history under a “new” name, CHRISTIAN, a trek that finally terminated in North America.
“These facts are never spoken about and when they are presented with absolute proof, you will be confronted with the noise and screams against such revelations from the false Jews whose masquerade and deceit would then be exposed and their claims to being of Israel totally destroyed! But let’s not just skirt the issue of who is who, lets point out from actual biblical PROOF, just exactly Who is Who! Then we can sit back and watch the scampering about to avoid repression, which will come in any case.
Most Jews of today are admittedly, ‘Ashkenazi’s’, which is an indication of their historic origins from within Asia. Very few question this and the facts about this point are provable and right!
Over 90% of the world’s so-called Jews are of Ashkenazic derivation. In Genesis 10:1-3 we find listed the progeny of Noah’s sons, beginning with Japheth. Verse 2 lists all 7 sons of “Japheth”, the oldest being “Gomer”. Verse 3 then depicts the sons of Gomer, the oldest being “Ashkenazi”! Here is the proof of the origin of the Ashkenazi’s! Here it is established that they are exclusively of the progeny of Noah’s son Japheth.”– Colonel Niemela in his article: Who are the Ashkenazi/Jews.
We are not a 501 C3 church; we are not a “Judeo-Christian” church; we are a Christian church. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, whose mercy endureth for generations after generations?