If you asked most people what Judaism follows, those with an answer would say the Old Testament, or the Torah (the “Five Books of Moses”) being the first 5 of 24 books in the Hebrew Bible. But do they even believe these 5 books, and if Rabbinic Jews don’t practice the word of God, why would they pretend to?
The Jewish Birthright Claim
They claim they are the rightful children of Abraham.
Why is it important for the Jews to be of Abraham?
In order to receive God’s promises to Abraham. As presented in clear form within the New Testament:
“It’s not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. It’s not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it’s the children of the promise.”Romans 9:6-8 | NIV
“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free man, neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.”Galatians 3:27-29 | NASB
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.”John 3:36 | NIV
However, even in the Old Testament, we see that Jews were under God’s Wrath as they broke God’s covenant and started to worship false gods.
They eventually get kicked out of Israel for the 3rd and final time, not to mention, they had their temple destroyed after this.
Just over 2,000 years ago they’d turned their backs on God, and declared, “A king will rule us”. And they’d get their king, his name was Sol.
Sol is the personification of the Sun in Roman mythology, the sun being a substitute for God’s light and fire for us here on earth, making King “Sol” a poetic fit.
God would then subsequently leave their Second Temple of Judaism laid in ruins by 70 A.D. in the Siege of Jerusalem (as Jesus had prophesied).
Judaism After the Temple
Yohanan Ben Zakkai, who caught wind of the Roman siege, smuggled himself out of the city in a coffin, and would go on to orchestrate a new covenant; but not one based on God, one based on the Talmud or as Jesus would call it: “The Commandments of Men”.
And the Rabbinic model of Judaism we see today was derived from Zakkai and the wisdom of the Pharisees of Second Temple Judaism developed over centuries. This is where we get the religious text of the Talmud.
Rabbinic Judaism became the predominant form of Judaism by the 6th century and is more modern than Christianity.
But what do those who practice this Rabbinic Judaism believe?
- They have a disdain for Jesus; his name alone might easily unnerve them.
- They believe Jesus corrupted Judaism and is burning, not just in Hell, but in “boiling hot excrement“, although they also don’t believe in Heaven or Hell… which I’m not sure how they reconcile.
- They say evil doesn’t exist; it’s a fictitious human construct.
- They don’t believe in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”. Which I find slightly amusing as if Satan wanted to take the tree down, he’d certainly give the base a whack, right?
Rabbinic Judaism and the Talmud are of the occult, and it’s not hard to connect the dots… perhaps all the more reason to keep it all on the down-low?
“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”John 8:44 | NASB
So not only the New Testament teaches us about the wickedness of the synagogue of Satan, but also the Old Testament which they reject.
Even Torah only observant Jews, which only believe in the first 5 books rejecting and/or neglecting to read the 19 other books in The Hebrew Bible, place those 5 in the wrong order, and remove passages and verses because they want to obscure the fact that from cover-to-cover the Old Testament is all about Jesus.
And since they reject Jesus in the New Testament, they are no longer partakers of the promises made to Abraham in the Old Testament.
They disregard the teachings, as well as all the mysteries in the Old Testament that point directly to Jesus in the New Testament, by choice.
We can surmise that the claim to be the children of Abraham is likely a bald-faced lie, to which most know all too well, establishing a motive for honorable intent, while in reality, more to slip into the gates.
So if it’s not the Jews who inherit the promises, then who is it?
“For as many of you as having been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then are you Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise?”Galatians 3:27-29 | KJV
This is a spiritual component and is why it doesn’t matter what race or gender you are because if you are a partaker in Jesus then you are the one who is going to inherit the promises made to Abraham as partakers of the Holy Ghost, not the ones who rejected God.
And keep in mind the New Testament also teaches that you cannot receive the father without receiving the son.
So are today’s Jews in Israel prophesied as God’s people?
They’ve claimed ferociously how they have been persecuted heavily for thousands of years because of Christians, and especially when their Talmud was discovered by the Catholics and the Protestants. There are even Masonic Jews today who want to take the Talmud and make it Christian. An absurd request, as the Talmud is a damnable text, all of its lies about Jesus are right there.
Why do they blame Paul for the death of Christ?
Indeed Paul was a Diaspora Jew, and a member of the party of the Pharisees, who experienced a revelation of the resurrected Jesus. After this experience, he traveled widely throughout the eastern Roman Empire, spreading the “good news” that Jesus would soon return from heaven and usher in the reign of God.
Paul was not establishing a new religion; he believed that his generation was the last before the end time when this age would be transformed.
They point to Thessalonians 2:14-15
“For you, brothers and sisters became imitators of God’s churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews, who killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone.”Thessalonians 2:14-15
And they will vehemently tell you either “the Jews” meant Paul, or simply that it’s completely false.
Christian skepticism about Jews did not start after WWII, it goes back to the founding fathers of the church itself, the Twelve Apostles and Jesus.
Remember what Jesus said to them in John 5:46?
“For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me; for he wrote of me.”
So Jews back then didn’t believe in the Torah, and the ones over in Israel today, who started a new religion called Judaism, don’t follow the Torah or either.
The Khazar Hypothesis of Ashkenazi Ancestry
A long-standing conspiracy theory that claims that Ashkenazi Jews are descendants of the Khazars. If true, that’d make Ashkenazi Jews the offshoots of a multi-ethnic group of Turkic people who converted in the 8th century in the kingdom of Khazaria. But this has no basis. With incongruent timelines, no DNA connection to the Khazars, and the main language of the Ashkenazi Jews Yiddish (Germanic origin) has no trace of Turkish origin.
So if the hypothesis is disproven, why does it still resonate?
Unlike other conspiracy theories, it’s not a fringe few pushing it, the theory has the backing of academics, including some in Israel with serious implications.
But whether or not you subscribe to the Khazar Theory is somewhat moot since the Old Testament teaches they’re under God’s Wrath, they worship false idols, and Jesus states in the New Testament that they don’t truly believe in Moses.
You don’t even need to comb through the lies, as it’s all there for you in the Bible.
Don’t take my word on it though, let’s take a look at their teachings along with what they have to say about their beliefs.
Below are statements from video interviews in the documentary Marching To Zion, where various different Rabbi’s were being interviewed.
“And how is it determined which is good, and which is bad? That’s called civilization. People get together and determine you shouldn’t steal, and so civilization says that’s bad, okay, that’s how you measure good. If you come from a society where stealing is good, that’s how that civilization determines good from bad. If you don’t steal your bad, if you do steal you are part of us. There’s no absolute in my opinion, it’s relative.”
A craftier version of the Satanist rationale: “There can be no good without bad, therefore bad is benevolence.”
“I believe creation was a design that’s unending, evolution is part of the process, and the beginning, to me? You know, there are people who talk about the Big Bang Theory, I have no quarrel with them.”
He’s being honest here, the enemy of his enemy is his friend. He could always be tricking himself though as well.
“Heaven? What do they know about the souls, of the spiritual souls of people in heaven? This is for children, you have to tell them this. This way, how come grandfather didn’t come home today? Oh, he is in heaven. And Hell is, Hell is a place of fiery punishment? I have been in Hell.”
An attempt at gaslighting it would seem.