Jesus(PBUH) the Pharisee

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

RESPONSE TO PAULINE CHRISTIANITY: - The whole of Christendom is not Popery or Romanized butrepparttar Pauline influence is arguablyrepparttar 143135 strongest doctrine inrepparttar 143136 whole of philosophy and theology. 'The Mythmaker: Paul andrepparttar 143137 Invention of Christianity' by Hyam Maccoby say these things onrepparttar 143138 back cover:

"Defyingrepparttar 143139 accepted view of Jesus as creator of Christianity, Hyam Maccoby, a leading Talmudic scholar, offers a brilliantly argued, boldly provocative challenge to traditional theories aboutrepparttar 143140 origin ofrepparttar 143141 Christian religion and leads us to a startling unorthodox conclusion. Maccoby claims that Paul rather than Jesus wasrepparttar 143142 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 beyondrepparttar 143143 messianic claims of Jesus and, in fact, was an amalgamation of ideas derived from Hellenic religion, especially from Gnosticism andrepparttar 143144 mystery cults… Bold and scholastically scrupulous. (pg. xi) In my earlier book on Jesus, Revolution in Judaea, I showed how, inrepparttar 143145 Synoptic Gospels, Jesus speaks and acts a Pharisee, thoughrepparttar 143146 Gospel editors have attempted to conceal this by representing him as opposing Pharisaism... Inrepparttar 143147 present book I have used rabbinical evidence to establish an opposite contention: that Paul, whomrepparttar 143148 New Testament wishes to portray as having been a trained Pharisee, never was one (pgs.4&5).

This explainsrepparttar 143149 puzzling and ambiguous role given inrepparttar 143150 Gospels torepparttar 143151 companions of Jesus,repparttar 143152 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 inrepparttar 143153 origins of Christianity is played down in a remarkable way. For example, we find immediately after Jesus' death thatrepparttar 143154 leader ofrepparttar 143155 Jerusalem Church is Jesus' brother James. Yet inrepparttar 143156 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 ofrepparttar 143157 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 becamerepparttar 143158 revered leader ofrepparttar 143159 Church immediately after Jesus' death is not explained, though one would have thought that some explanation was called for. Later Church legends, of course, filledrepparttar 143160 gap with stories ofrepparttar 143161 miraculous conversion of James afterrepparttar 143162 death of Jesus and his development into a saint. Butrepparttar 143163 most likely explanation is, as will be argued later, thatrepparttar 143164 erasure of Jesus' brother James (and his other brothers) from any significant role inrepparttar 143165 Gospel story is part ofrepparttar 143166 denigration ofrepparttar 143167 early leaders who had been in close contact with Jesus and regarded with great suspicion and dismayrepparttar 143168 Christological theories ofrepparttar 143169 upstart Paul, flaunting his new visions in interpretation ofrepparttar 143170 Jesus whom he had never met inrepparttar 143171 flesh.” (1)

So Paul and his Temple inbred idiots who inherited or sold out in order to get their positions arerepparttar 143172 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 Apostasy

Written by Dene McGriff


Inrepparttar “last days”repparttar 143134 greatest deception ever perpetrated on mankind will beguile mankind, including Christians. One great nation, headed byrepparttar 143135 antichrist, will subduerepparttar 143136 nations ofrepparttar 143137 earth and dominaterepparttar 143138 world. People will think himrepparttar 143139 Savior,repparttar 143140 man withrepparttar 143141 answer torepparttar 143142 world’s complex problems, andrepparttar 143143 great peacemaker in an exceedingly dangerous world cowed byrepparttar 143144 specter of terrorism and economic collapse. He will dorepparttar 143145 unthinkable and make a pact with Israel to make peace inrepparttar 143146 Middle East. One man, who claims to be a Christian and appears to be a wonderful person and great leader, comes to power withrepparttar 143147 backing ofrepparttar 143148 Church only to later turn onrepparttar 143149 church and Israel inrepparttar 143150 worst persecutionrepparttar 143151 world has ever seen. Although seen by Daniel 2,600 years ago, andrepparttar 143152 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

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