Jesus(PBUH) the PhariseeWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
RESPONSE TO PAULINE CHRISTIANITY: - The whole of Christendom is not Popery or Romanized but Pauline influence is arguably strongest doctrine in whole of philosophy and theology. 'The Mythmaker: Paul and Invention of Christianity' by Hyam Maccoby say these things on back cover:
"Defying accepted view of Jesus as creator of Christianity, Hyam Maccoby, a leading Talmudic scholar, offers a brilliantly argued, boldly provocative challenge to traditional theories about origin of Christian religion and leads us to a startling unorthodox conclusion. Maccoby claims that Paul rather than Jesus was theoretician and architect of that amazing hybrid of Hellenism and Judaism we know today as Christianity, and that it was Paul alone who created a new religion through his vision of Jesus as a divine Savior who died to save humanity. This concept went far beyond messianic claims of Jesus and, in fact, was an amalgamation of ideas derived from Hellenic religion, especially from Gnosticism and mystery cults… Bold and scholastically scrupulous. (pg. xi) In my earlier book on Jesus, Revolution in Judaea, I showed how, in Synoptic Gospels, Jesus speaks and acts a Pharisee, though Gospel editors have attempted to conceal this by representing him as opposing Pharisaism... In present book I have used rabbinical evidence to establish an opposite contention: that Paul, whom New Testament wishes to portray as having been a trained Pharisee, never was one (pgs.4&5).
This explains puzzling and ambiguous role given in Gospels to companions of Jesus, twelve disciples. They are shadowy figures, who are allowed little personality, except of a schematic kind. They are portrayed as stupid; they never quite understand what Jesus is up to. Their importance in origins of Christianity is played down in a remarkable way. For example, we find immediately after Jesus' death that leader of Jerusalem Church is Jesus' brother James. Yet in Gospels, this James does not appear at all as having anything to do with Jesus' mission and story. Instead, he is given a brief mention as one of brothers of Jesus who allegedly 'opposed' Jesus during his lifetime and regarded him as mad. How it came about that a brother who had been hostile to Jesus in his lifetime suddenly became revered leader of Church immediately after Jesus' death is not explained, though one would have thought that some explanation was called for. Later Church legends, of course, filled gap with stories of miraculous conversion of James after death of Jesus and his development into a saint. But most likely explanation is, as will be argued later, that erasure of Jesus' brother James (and his other brothers) from any significant role in Gospel story is part of denigration of early leaders who had been in close contact with Jesus and regarded with great suspicion and dismay Christological theories of upstart Paul, flaunting his new visions in interpretation of Jesus whom he had never met in flesh.” (1)
So Paul and his Temple inbred idiots who inherited or sold out in order to get their positions are creators of a history that is entirely opposite to what Jesus wanted for humanity. The Pharisaic and Mishnah saying that covers this perspective is a little less delicate:
... "A learned bastard takes precedence over an ignorant High Priest.” (2)
Recognizing Deception and ApostasyWritten by Dene McGriff
In “last days” greatest deception ever perpetrated on mankind will beguile mankind, including Christians. One great nation, headed by antichrist, will subdue nations of earth and dominate world. People will think him Savior, man with answer to world’s complex problems, and great peacemaker in an exceedingly dangerous world cowed by specter of terrorism and economic collapse. He will do unthinkable and make a pact with Israel to make peace in Middle East. One man, who claims to be a Christian and appears to be a wonderful person and great leader, comes to power with backing of Church only to later turn on church and Israel in worst persecution world has ever seen. Although seen by Daniel 2,600 years ago, and Apostle John nearly 2,000 years ago, this could very well happen in our lifetime.
The Bible speaks of a period of deception, and tribulation