Bible Believers' Newsletter #167
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ." ISSN 1442-8660
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and thank you for gathering for fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
As we commence another chapter based on the contemporary writings of devout Roman Catholics who have noticed Satan no longer conceals his presence in their church, but as a roaring lion openly threatens any who would confront him, we are conscious of the victory the slanderer has accomplished in their midst. A lion will not roar unless he has first taken the prey (I Peter 5:8; Amos 3:4). And at this moment the news reports how his intrigues and those of his church are gathering the kings of the earth and the whole world to Armageddon, uniting Communists of the East against the (once) CHristian West, and political Zionists against Islam. Well may he roar -- through his church he controls all sides.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith and whosoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible. . . Brother Anthony
Secret US War and Missionary Scam
Who started the big lie and which of those repeating it know they are lying? It only takes one dedicated deceiver to start a great lie, if there is personal gain in the lie for others.
John Carlson's fatally-flawed story is essentially the same story told over and over again, and each telling is a mirror image of the others. The storytellers include Dr. James Dobson; Reverend Pat Robertson; Don Argyle, President of the National Association of Evangelicals; Chuck Colson; Billy Graham; Edward Brynn, an assistant Secretary of State for African affairs; Dr. Richard L. Land of the Southern Baptist Church; Reverend Dr. David Adams of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod; Voice of Martyrs; Open Doors With Brother Andrew; Peter Hammond's Front Line Fellowship; James B. Jacobson, president of Christian Solidarity International (USA), and Baroness Carolyn Cox, its international Director; Nina Shea and Joseph Assad and others at Freedom House; Michael Horowitz at the Hudson Institute; A.M. Rosenthal of the New York Times; Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe, and literally hundred of others.
Comment: World War III is being fomented between the political Zionists and Islam. Whoever controls America controls the world. Want a clue? It is probably the largest sub-set in America, and it is militant. It is entirely fair to say that the celebrity leaders of Judeo-Christianity (as opposed to Jesus-Christianity) are the Pharisees of our day, with the cross up front and the star of David behind. Heads they win, tails you lose.
Full story: http://www.whtt.org/990927cc.htm http://www.whtt.org/000914hu.htm
The Two Babylons - Part IV
Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Protocol 17 states, "The king of the Jews will be the real pope of the universe, the patriarch of the international church", and by siding with the heirs of the Pharisees, John Paul II proves himself to be an agent of the Pharisees, making the modern Roman Catholic church a covert branch of Judaism.
On Sunday, March 26 , 2000 the Pope prayed at the "Western" or "Wailing Wall" in Jerusalem, making remarks betraying Christianity -- begging the forgiveness of the heirs of Caiaphas.
Here is the prayer the Pope placed within the wall: "God of our fathers, you chose Abraham and his descendants to bring your name to the nations," said the note in English, which was later moved to the Israeli Yad Vashem Holocaust museum to be preserved. "We are deeply saddened by the behavior of those who in the course of history have caused these children of yours to suffer. And asking your forgiveness, we wish to commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood with the people of the covenant. Jerusalem, 26.3.2000. Joannes Paulus II."
Not one word about Jesus Christ, His Crucifixion or Resurrection, just a nonsensical supposition that the Khazar Zionists from [lower Mongolia, and more recently,] eastern Europe, who have scourged the Middle East with blood and fire, and who have as their supreme holy book not the Bible but the Talmud, are somehow "the children of Abraham and the people of the covenant"! It is a strange Covenant that includes neither Christ nor the Bible. The Pope is idolizing a nation of people, putting them on a pedestal for worship, exactly as the Talmud does. What a sad, sick joke on Christianity. John Paul II has betrayed the Gospel not for 30 pieces of silver but for media approval, for fame, and to fulfill an agenda whereby Rome will rule the world.
Protesting Catholics see in the pronouncements and symbolic actions of the popes since John XXIII and particularly in the pontificate of John Paul II, a radical departure from nearly 2,000 years of Christian teaching and practice.
In March, 2000, John Paul II turned his coat in verbo and facto, making obeisance in Jerusalem to the religious heirs of the Pharisees who ordered Jesus' execution. The Pope apologized to them for "displays of anti-Semitism directed against the Jews by Christians at any time in any place" (Jewish Chronicle, March 31, 2000).
This apology would seem to encompass the deeds of thousands of saints and luminaries of the church from John Chrysostom onward to most of the literary canon of the West, including Dante's Paradisio, which hails the Roman destruction of the Temple as "living justice," and Chaucer's The Prioress' Tale.
The disapprobatory shadow presumably also falls on Rome's own canonized Pope Plus X who, when asked in 1904 to recognize Palestine as the rightful Jewish homeland, told Zionist Theodore Herzl, "As the head of the Church, I cannot answer you otherwise: the Jews have not recognized the Lord; therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people" (Sergio I. Minerbi, The Vatican and Zionism, p. 100). Also implicitly consigned to the hall of shame by John Paul II is Benedict XIV, who warned that Jewish officials in Poland were using Christian peasants as virtual slaves (A Quo Primum, June 14, 1751).
[Denominational] Christianity has, to a large extent, been taken over by the religion of Judaism and become a fossil more properly distinguished as Judeo-Churchianity. It is interesting to compare the situation in our churches with a passage from the Talmud:
"There was a certain Gentile who came before Rabbi Shammai. The Gentile said to him, 'How many Torahs do you have?'
"The rabbi replied, 'Two, one in writing, one memorized.' "The Gentile then said to him, 'As to the One in writing, I believe you. As to the memorized one, I do not believe you. Convert me on condition that you will teach me only the Torah that is in writing.'
"The rabbi rebuked the Gentile and threw him out" (Mas Shabbath 31a).
The Gentile in the preceding Talmud citation trusted only the Bible and was expelled by the rabbi because he refused the teaching which was based on the oral traditions of the elders. In precisely the same manner, true Christians today are cast out of their churches because they are faithful to the Gospel and reject the influence of and the respect paid to Judaism, the religion which is based upon the traditions of the elders and the creation of loopholes in God's law.
"But though we or an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. . . For do I now persuade men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ" (Galatians 1:8-10; Michael Hoffman II, Judaism's Strange Gods, p. 38-40).
Commenting on the history of Karol Wojtyla (later Pope John Paul II) in Poland, Piers Compton wrote: ". . . Many hundreds of his co-religionists in Poland during the thirty years of Communist domination, had undergone petty or serious persecution, many being jailed, . . . Wojtyla was all for coming to terms and continuing 'dialogue' with them, along the lines that had been established by Paul VI; and . . . apart from never actually condemning atheistic Marxism, stood in the way of those who wished to adopt a more militant attitude towards it . . ." (Piers Compton, The Broken Cross, The Hidden Hand in the Vatican, p. 169-170).
". . . When he was a bishop, Karol Wojtyla was . . . instrumental in quashing a formal condemnation of communism at Vatican Council II. Together with Cardinal Ratzinger, (Wojtyla shepherded the Masonic 'Statement on Religious Liberty' to final inclusion in the Council's documents . . .)" (Focus Newsletter, May 1987, Vol. 1., No. 1., Michael A. Hoffman, Wiswell Ruffin House, Dresden, NY).
". . . a few years ago Francoir Mitterand, the Communist who is now President of the French Republic, said that 'Man is the future of Man.' It was then left for Karol Wojtyla, as John Paul II, to enshrine that belief in a modern religious setting by declaring that 'Man is the primary issue of the Church;' a papal announcement that is thoroughly in line with the Marxist principle that 'Man is an end in himself and the explanation of all things'. . ." (Piers Compton, The Broken Cross, The Hidden Hand in the Vatican, p. 171).
He stated in his Encyclical of September 15, 1981, on the subject of private property and capitalism: "Christian tradition has never upheld the right of private property as absolute and untouchable. On the contrary, it has always understood the right as common to all to use the goods of the whole creation." This stands in direct contravention to papal teachings from Leo XIII to Pius XII: "The Socialist endeavor to destroy private property, and maintain that an individual's possessions should become the common property of all, to be administered by the State or by municipal bodies . . . It is unjust, because it would rob the legal possessor, bring the State in to a sphere that is not its own, and cause complete confusion to the community."
"Karol Wojtyla was once a Marxist" (Christian Married Love, Edited by Raymond Dennehy, Ignatius Press, 1981, p. 101). Msgr. Jerzy Turowicz, editor-in-chief of the weekly 'Tygodnik Powszechny' has told Le Monde that "If the new pope is intransigent in opposing Communism and has always defended the rights of man, he is not a visceral anti-communist" (Le Monde, October 18, 1978).
That the objectives of Masonry, Illuminism and Marxism are also those of the Roman Catholic hierarchy is now an open secret. These related systems were established by a vastly wealthy elite whose objective is world hegemony. In 1798 John Robison wrote exposing Freemasonry, "Their first and immediate aim is to get possession of riches, power, and influence, without industry; and, to accomplish this, they want to abolish Christianity; and then dissolute manners and universal profligacy will procure them its adherence of all the wicked, and enable them to overturn the civil governments of Europe" (Robison, Proofs of A Conspiracy, p. 209).
As Mrs. Webster has shown in her book, World Revolution, the ideals of Illuminism were:
- Abolition of Monarchy and all ordered Government.
- Abolition of private property.
- Abolition of inheritance.
- Abolition of patriotism.
- Abolition of the family (i.e., of marriage and all morality, and the institution of the communal education of children).
- Abolition of all religion. (Nesta Webster, World Revolution, p. 22).
A hundred and fifty years later the same objectives were fathered by Communism. According to the Congressional Report of the Fish Committee (p. 4), they are:
- Hatred of God and all forms of religion;
- Destruction of private property, and inheritance;
- Absolute social and racial equality; promotion of class hatred;
- Revolutionary propaganda through the Communist International, stirring up communist activities in foreign countries in order to cause strikes, riots, sabotage, bloodshed and civil war;
- Destruction of all forms of representative or democratic governments, . .
- The ultimate and final objective is by means of world revolution to establish the dictatorship of the so-called proletariat into one world USSR, with the capital at Moscow.
Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, the Masonic war cry of the French Revolution has now become the catch cry of the papacy as Rome seeks to embrace all within the iron bands of her empire.
Already in 1963, Msgr. Wojtyla had embraced the modernist errors which have been destroying the Roman church. 'Concerning first the right to Religious Liberty, "developing new relations between Church and State", -- that is the secularization of the State, the rejection of the Catholic State. It was the Vatican which demanded of the Italian State the revision, of the Concordat, so that, in her Constitution, Italy is no longer a Catholic country. On February 19, 1984, the Pope publicly rejoiced of this on the balcony of St. Peter's, Rome.
Then, Collegiality [Equality], the promotion of "decentralization in the heart of the Church", that is to say, the growing importance of episcopal conferences and the "re-evaluation of the laity" and thus, the destruction of authority, especially that of the Pope and of priests.
Ecumenism [Fraternity], finally, developing "on a scale unknown up till the present in the Church's history" is the recognition of spiritual values contained in the other religions, especially in Judaism. Thus we see in perspective, the visit on December 11, 1983, to a Protestant temple, the meeting with the Jews in Rome's synagogue, the scandalous re-union at Assisi, the 'pantheon of all religions'. Then there is Africanisation, Indianisation, Japanisation and so called inculturisation which throws an advance shadow over the sacred wood of Togo where Pope John Paul II took part in an animist rite.
He permitted women into the sanctuary (as altar girls) for the first time in Church history, presided over a Mass in Papau New Guinea with topless female lectors where the Epistle was read by a woman nude from the waist up, in India he was marked on the forehead with the sign of the adorers of the goddess Shiva; he praised the demonic traditions of the Voodoo witchdoctors of Benin and said they contain "the Seeds of the Word", and allowed the statue of Buddha to be placed on the tabernacle of Assisi (Michael A. Hoffman II, Pope John Paul II: Media Legend vs. the Record; Abbe Daniel Le Roux, Peter Lovest Thou Me?)
During his trip to Belgium in May, 1985, the Pope met representatives of the Islamic community in Brussels and told them:
"Christians and Moslems, we meet one another in faith in the one God, our creator, our guide, our just and merciful judge. We strive to put into practice in our daily lives the will of God, following the teaching of our respective holy books" (Documentation Catholique of July 7, 1985, p. 682).
Is the Koran an expression 'of the will of God? Is it an inspired book like the Bible? Some quotes will serve to enlighten us:
"Infidels are but base impurities, let them not approach the mosque" (R. Blachere, Le Coran, sourate 9, verse 28, p. 216).
"Infidels are those for sure who say: Allah is the Messiah, Son of Mary" (Ibid. sourate 5, verse 19/17, p. 135).
"When you meet infidels, kill them so as to make a great slaughter and tighten the chains of the captives" (Kasimirski, Le Coran, chapter 47, verse 4, p. 415).
"You will fight [the infidels] or better, they will convert to Islam" (R. Blachere, Le Coran, sourate 48, verse 16, p. 544).
"0 Moslems, you who believe, take not your friends from among those to whom the Scriptures were given, Christians and Jews, from among those infidels" (Ibid. sourate 5, verse 62/57, p.141).
"Do not marry polytheist women [who believe in the Holy Trinity], unless they become believers. A believing slave is better than a free and polytheist woman. Do not marry your daughters to polytheists before they believe" (Pleiade, D. Masson, Le Coran, sourate 2, verse 221, p. 42).
As for the laws of the Koran and Islam, like the Talmud, they simply call Christians impure beings:
Article 1. "Eleven things are impure: urine, excrement, sperm, bones, blood, a dog, a pig and the non-Moslem man and woman, plus the Trinity [Father, Son and Holy Ghost]"
Article 2. "He who believes in the Trinity is impure just like excrement and urine."
Finally, the Koran promises to Moslems a paradise of carnal love based on vice: "As regards women, they will be . . . burning with passion . . . all virgins and after your union, their virginity will be restored" (Joseph Bertuel: 'L'lslam, ses veritables origines', tome 1, p. 187).
Originally, ecumenism was concerned with unity among so-called denominational 'Christians'. But it is now, increasingly, extended beyond its original borders. Ecumenism today extends to a larger field: it seeks the union of all religions, Christian and non-Christian. Underlying this ecumenical attitude is more than a search for immanent truth in all religions. Behind this innocent mask is a strategy to subvert the jurisdiction of all religions. The Bible teaches us, Rome has a plan.
We can not say that the Pope is badly advised. His actions and his humanistic convictions were inherited from the Theosophy of Helena Blavatsky and Annie Besant, plus Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy diffused through theatre and dance, and his seminary studies in philosophy. "It seems that, being unable to recognize the unchangeable character of truth, he is condemned to intrigue and sooner or later to abandoning doctrine" (Abbe Daniel Le Roux, Peter Lovest Thou Me? p. 71).
"Knowing the Jewish roots of the Masonic plotters, their aim is to establish a society without God, without redemption, the search for peace and order without Christ. (Chevalier de Bonneville formed a chapter of twenty-five degrees of the so-called High-Degrees in the College of Jesuits of Clermont, in Paris in 1754. The adherents of the House of Stuart had made the college of Clermont their asylum, they being mostly Scotchsmen. One of these Degrees being the "Scottish Master", the new body organized in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1801, gave the name of Scottish Rite to these Degrees, which name ever since that time has characterized the Rite all over the world." (William O. Peterson, Masonic Quiz Book "Ask Me Another, Brother", p. 194-195). These Scottish Rites were devised as an aid to restoring the Jesuit-controlled House of Stuart to the throne of England). The main consequences of the humanism of the Roman church since Vatican II is the uncrowning of what little of God Rome had in creed and tradition (Revelation 16:12-14), and the rejection of all authority that does not come from man.
Which is that religion "on which all men are in agreement"? The former Grand Master of the Grand-Orient of France tells us: "To ask this question is already recognizing the revolutionary text of Anderson [who codified modern speculative Freemasonry] . . . Firstly, Anderson repudiates the State religion. . . That is however, not enough. He leaves every man to his own opinion. Thus, all opinions, and the religious opinion in particular, are equal before the law. Such ideas had to go a long way. They really constitute a universal religion" (Jacques Mitterand, La Politique des Frances -- Macons, p. 45).
We can see the outworking of this philosophy in the Charismatic Movement that arose from Vatican II (October, 1962, to December, 1965) and impersonated the Pentecostal or Laodicean Church Age that ended with the opening of the Seven Seals in March, 1963 (Revelation 4; 5; 10:1-7). This cult divided congregations of (once) Protestant denominational churches, and bypassing God's Word and the true five-fold ministry, established a form of do-it-yourself Christianity often led by women and based upon sensation without revelation such that its followers could not recognize the prophet to our day and the authority of God's unchanging Word.
Freemasonry wants therefore to remake the world by starting a new gospel, around a new religion, where all men are in agreement. This is a true revolution which the famous Swiss Freemason, Quartier-la-Tente, expresses in these terms: "Freemasonry has imposed a task; a mission on itself. It is nothing less than the reconstruction of society on a completely new basis" (Leon de Poncins, La Franc-Maconnerie d'apres ses Documents Secrets, p. 14).
However to accomplish this mission it was first necessary to undermine the 'old' Christian and monarchist principles. Freemasonry has done this by the different revolutions it has brought about during more than two centuries, first in central Europe, then in the world. To conform to the wish of Anderson, the religion of the State was rejected. The era of separation of Church and State opened the gate to secularism, to laicism, to indifferentism and finally, atheism. However, as destruction alone is no good unless there is replacement by something else, Freemasonry had to explain the precise nature of this "completely new basis". This it has often done, especially by the work of Masonic writers such as: Andre Lebey, Edouard Plantagenet, Albert Lantoine and Oswald Wirth, spokesmen for the different branches.
"This pseudo-mysticism is based above all on the principle of Democracy; it is stated that this is the key to the art of Masonry, that the Great Secret is, so to speak, the lofty royalty of man. This is continuing the primacy of man before Revelation . . . Man, says Freemasonry, is a potential god. Let us organize him socially, internationally, world-wide and he can mock at being the god of the legend and of the nightmare which pursues him. This is the liberation of Man with respect to the divine" (Abbe Daniel Le Roux, Peter Lovest Thou Me? p. 85).
The attitude of the Catholic Church for the last two centuries has therefore been clear and unequivocal. The Popes have condemned the Masonic sect because it tends to destroy both the religions and the Christian social order. Freemasonry likes to present itself under the colours of mutual tolerance and respect for others and for itself. It states that it must extend the hand of brotherhood to all mankind, which unites the Masonic brethren over the whole earth. It recalls that the Freemason has the duty in all circumstances to help, to enlighten and protect his brothers even in danger of life and to defend him against injustice. All that however, is but the velvet glove of Freemasonry and the only one that most members know. Its true aim is to reconstruct society on a new basis without our Lord Jesus Christ, to arrive at a world-wide religion through the principle of democracy. Leo XIII was not mistaken when he wrote in the encyclical Humanurn Genus: "The sect of Freemasons has invaded all the ranks of social life and is beginning to assume a sovereign power in the heart of modern states."
Since this sect succeeded in implementing its ideas, there have been in France five revolutions; (1789, 1830, 1848, 1870, 1945) four foreign invasions (1815, 1870, 1914, 1940), two persecutions of the Church, the banishment of religious orders, the suppression of Catholic schools, the secularization of institutions (1789, 1901) etc., What would Leo XIII say of our era when all governments obey the decrees of the lodges? (Ibid., p. 87).
"To achieve its ends, Freemasonry makes use of High Finance, the high forms of Politics, and of the world press; Marxism in turn, makes use of social and economic revolution against country, family, private property, morals and religion. The Freemasons achieve their ends by secret and subversive means, the communists by openly subversive means" (G. Virabeau, Supreme Congregation of the Holy Office, p. 6).
From 1962 [Vatican II] Rome adopted liberal positions which had been those of the Freemasons for 250 years. Through the mediation of [Jewish] Cardinal Bea, the Freemasons obtained the Decree on Religious Liberty and applauded the victory of false ecumenism and of collegiality. They were assured of the arrival of democracy in the Church, and through that, little by little, the realization of a universal religion, Paul VI surpassed their expectation.
In 1964, during his trip to the Holy Land, on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Pope Paul VI embraced the Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I, Freemason of the 33rd degree, and just prior to the closing of the Council, both of them lifted the mutual excommunications thundered forth in 1054.
On May 19, 1964, he officially founded the Secretariat for Non-Christians. . . On November 13, 1964, he gave up the tiara, then gave his cross and ring to the Burmese Buddhist U'thant, Secretary General of the United Nations, so as to help the poor.
On March 23, 1966 he slipped his new Council ring on the finger of Dr. Ramsay, Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, symbol no doubt, of the new conciliar alliance.
On June 3, 1971, he received the Masonic Lodge of the B'nai-B'rith in public audience at the Vatican. . . from 1963 Msgr. Wojtyla [later Pope John Paul II] wished the Catholic Church to recognize the trilogy: "Religious Liberty, collegiality and ecumenism" and . . . he pursued this "ideal" since his election . . . (Abbe Daniel Le Roux, Peter Lovest Thou Me? p. 89-90).
As Benjamin Disraeli and Edward Mandell House foretold the "Jew's" plans in their novels, Coningsby, and Philip Dru, Administrator; George Orwell spilled the beans on the planned enslavement of the human race in his book, 1984; James Bond thrillers by Ian Fleming exposed how our 'democratic' governments traffic in narcotics, sponsor murders, wars and assassinations, as Morris West in his book The Shoes of the Fisherman foretold the pontificate of Karol Wojtyla, and their Hollywood tribes people filmed the Clinton/Monica Lewinski affair ahead of the event in the movie, Wag the Dog. These writers were all insiders, not prophets. Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "If something happens in politics, you can bet it was planned that way".
On 22 March, 1984, John Paul II received in a private audience representatives of the Jewish-Masonic organization B'nai B'rith. He stated, all the while even naming the Savior: "Dear Friends: I am very happy to receive you in the Vatican. . . You are the league of the B'nai B'rith against defamation. You are also connected with the Commission for religious relations with Judaism, founded ten years ago by Paul VI, with the aim to foster good relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish community. . . The simple fact of your visit, which I appreciate, is in itself proof of the development and constant strengthening of those relations . . . the encounter between Catholics and Jews is not one between two ancient religions that go their own way and that have known serious and sorrowful conflicts: it is a meeting between 'brothers', . . a dialogue between the first and second part of the Bible. And just as the two parts of the Bible are distinct, and closely related, so are the Jewish people and the Catholic Church. . . This mutual knowledge makes us discover even more what unites us in a greater solicitude for the human race, for example, in the struggle against hunger, poverty, discrimination, everywhere it exists. . . Thank you again for coming here and for your involvement in dialogue and the aim it pursues. Let us acknowledge it before God, the Father of us all." (Catholic Counter-Reformation #1874, pp. 509-510).
"Many millions of words have been written since the election of Karol Wojtyla in attempts to analyze and understand what kind of man he is. As can be seen, he is the kind of man who could allow men like Villot, Cody, Marcinkus, Mennini, de Strobel, de Bonis, and Poletti to remain in office. There can be no defense on the grounds of ignorance. . ."
It is a papacy of double standards: one for the pope and another for the rest of mankind. The papacy of John Paul II has been a triumph for the wheeler-dealers, for the corrupt, for the international thieves . . . While His Holiness has maintained a very highly publicized image, not unlike some endless rock 'n' roll tour, the men backstage are ensuring that it is business as usual. It is to be regretted that the severely moralizing speeches of His Holiness cannot, apparently, be heard backstage.
". . . With the election of Wojtyla it was straight back to the values of Paul VI, with interest. With regard to the infiltration of the Vatican by Freemasons, for example, the Vatican, through the current pope, has now not only taken on board various Masons from various lodges but it has also acquired its own in-house version. Its name is Opus Dei (God's Work)" (David Yallop, In God's Name, p. 264-265).
"In his 'Diaries', Theodore Herzl describes the visit (to the Vatican). After listening quietly to the Zionist plan for restoring the Holy Land to the Jews, Pius X, answered in a stern and categorical manner: "We are unable to favor this movement. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem but we could never sanction it (Parade Magazine). "It must be understood that Jews, who for 2,000 years were dispersed among the nations of the world, had decided to return to the land of their ancestors. That is their right. . . This affirmation of right was also recognized from the outset by the Holy See, and the act of establishing diplomatic relations with Israel is simply an international relationship . . ." The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church, I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized Our Lord; therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people" (Feeney, The Point, April 1957).
"In his diocese of Mantua, John Paul II before he became Pope, had prohibited the celebration of a solemn mass on the king's birthday because the city council which asked for it had attended a celebration in the synagogue" (Jewish Encyclopedia). On April 13, 1986 he became the first "Pope" in 2,000 years to visit a Synagogue during worship services. John Paul kept his head bowed in reverent silence as the Rabbis led a hymn which looked forward to their messiah who was still to come.
The Pope said, ". . the Church of Christ, in examining its own mystery, discovered its bond with Judaism. The Jewish religion is not extrinsic to us, but in a certain way it is intrinsic to our religion . . . You are our favourite brothers and in some ways, one could say, our elder brothers . . ."
But ". . . It was Flavius Josephus, writing for the instruction of Greeks and Romans, who coined the term Judaism, in order to pit it against Hellenism . . . It was only in comparatively recent times, after the Jews became familiar with modern Christian literature, that they began to name their religion Judaism" (Rabbi Adoph Moses and Rabbi H.G. Enlow, Yahvism, and Other Discourses, p. 1).
Were he a Christian, the Pope should have said, "Christianity cannot be called a little Jewish sect which had some success, as the rabbis claim. Christianity in all its true purity and grandeur fulfilled Judaism and, by denationalizing it, made it universal and human, according to the expectations of the prophets. Jesus, the man of God, incomparable and unequaled, could have been accepted as the Messiah in accordance with the eschatology and messianism of Israel. Is it for the Jews to complain if the Christians recognized God Himself in this Son of Israel? For two thousand years Judaism had contained the seed of Christianity in spirit. Already prophecy had pointed to a Christianity in gestation. The birth of the child was a matter of time. Having rejected its own offspring, Judaism withered and withdrew into itself in morose, proud and sterile isolation. It completely abandoned proselytism and set itself up as the national religion of a small fraction of the Jewish people.
Paradoxical though it may seem to both Jews and Christians, it is in Christianity that the true religion of Israel was realized. The modern Jew practices a religion which is posterior to the evangelical contribution established by the doctors of the Law, on a Bible interpreted on the edge of the Revelation. Whereas the Judaism of the prophets was enriched by the message of Jesus, the Judaism of the rabbis was engulfed in the Talmud" (Dr. A. Roudinesco, Le Malheur d'Israel, p.140).
"The Judaism of the Diaspora, Hellenic Judaism as it was called, which represented nine-tenths of the Jews of the Empire, liberated from the constraint of the circumcision, denationalized, open-minded and receptive, disappeared in about the fifth century, probably as a result of fusion with Christianity. Far removed from Jerusalem, it was not greatly affected by the catastrophes in the years 70 and 133. After the official creed of Jerusalem had passed away, the Palestine Jews looked upon the Jews of the dispersion as suspect from the point of view of strict orthodoxy. The rupture between the Judaism of the Diaspora and rabbinical Judaism was the work of the scribes, the doctors and the pharisees of the Law. As from the second century, the rabbis of Babylon and Galilee elaborated a religious, political and social code known as the Talmud. This book regulated the life of the Israelite in a different spirit from that of the prophets and the Bible.
If serious divergences had existed between the Old and the New Testament, the Christians would not have kept the two texts, the one following on from the other. Having rejected the Gospel, the rabbis were obliged to re-interpret the text of the old Bible. They carried out this work by means of oral traditions more or less consistent with the old texts: the Mishna and the Gemara. The result of this compilation was a new bible; the Old remains with the Christians.
The Talmud is composed of eleven thick volumes. This baneful book, for the most part unintelligible, a sad wreck of the Judaism of the prophets, does not enrich the human spirit (Salomon Reinach). The aim of the Talmud was to save what remained of Israel from being absorbed by Christianity . . . the old spiritual treasure of the prophets was abandoned by the rabbinites . . .
"The imposition of the ideals of the Talmud on the new branch of Judaism has been the calamity of the Jewish people even to this day" (Ibid., pp. 25-26).
The Roman Catholic Index Expurgatorius of Leo XIII says, ". . . the impious Talmudic, Cabalistic and other nefarious books of the Jews are entirely condemned and they must remain always condemned and prohibited, and that his Constitution about these books must be perpetually and inviolably observed." Yet on the cover of the Winter 1991 issue of the American Jewish Journal, John Paul II is shown smilingly accepting a copy of the Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud while making what appears to be the Jewish sign made famous by "Mr. Spock" with his left hand; which Leonard Nimoy has stated is a secret Jewish sign made over those being Bar-Mitzvahed [or adopted and placed in authority].
Neither Truth nor Papal 'infallibility' can hinder Rome's grand design to rule the world from a reconstructed temple at Jerusalem in non-Semitic, anti-Semitic, Zionist Israel.
"Such a secular, earthbound state [Israel] could easily become the political and military power base for the Antichrist when he comes. For the Antichrist will be in perfect accord with the ideals of such a Zionist state. Moreover, the State of Israel has demonstrated that it has the will and ability to go to war and win the secular goals to which its heart is attached. Thus when the Antichrist comes to power as head of such an efficient, superbly equipped, scientific State, founded on nationalism, race and blood, he will be able to conquer the rest of the world. He will be the first, the only Jew to reign with political, economic, military power over the whole world from his capital city, Jerusalem, the city in which Our Lord was crucified" (Fr. Vincent Miceli, S.J., The AntiChrist, p. 152). nl167.htm
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Brother Anthony Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister. He has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in various countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to minister in your church.
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