My Savior Was Not A Jew!
Part 2 of 8
by Lt. Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr, A.U.S. Ret.
A critical look at the historical Christ,
free of Jewish distort!
". . . I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews and are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan." - Rev. 2:9
". . . They (Jews) shall build up, and I (God) shall throw down: and they (true Israel) shall call them (Jews), The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the Lord hath indignation forever . . ." - Malachi 1:4
GALILEE AND THE GALILEANS!
From this point on, I will make no attempt at continuity, but will make statements of fact, which can lead you to some logical and honest conclusions:
1) "GALILEE OF THE NATIONS"
Galilee of the nationsis what Isaiah called it in Isaiah 9:1. it was a non-Jew country, all of it, from north to south, east to west. It was a Gentile nation (the Hebrew word is "gowry" which means: "a foreign nation; nation; people". In modern terminology, a "non-Jew" people.") It was partially Judaized through the cult of Judaism, but it was a Gentile nation long before "true Israel" ever crossed the Jordan River, about 1451 BC.
Nearly six hundred years later, the Assyrian ruler, Sargon, overwhelmed the Israelites and scattered the ten northern tribes, known as the House of David, and most of the southern tribe of Judah, with the exception of Jerusalem, throughout his empire. He replaced them with other Gentile (non-Jew) people.
Some of these Israelites who were not of Judah returned and were moved out by Simon Macabee in 164 BC. Galilee was strictly a Gentile (non Jew) nation at the time of Christ when there was a good deal of hatred between the Jews and the Galileans.
Fifty years after the time of Christ, the Governor of Galilee, was a Jewish historian, and Roman General named Josephus. He described these people as wholly unlike the Jews in temperament and ideals - so different in fact, that there was no chance they could have come from the same genealogical background. There was a strict taboo against inter-marriage, between the Jews and the Galileans, which can be seen in the Talmud.
Christ, the Son of Man, was a Gal ilean, and the Gal ileans were not Jews. This is the verdict of both history and the Scriptures. It is also the verdict of nature, stamped on the character of the Galileans and the Jews, through their differences.
2) THE CANAANITES
Palestine, sometimes known as the Western arm of the "fertile crescent," had been inhabited by Gentile (non-Jewish) people for a thousand years before Joshua crossed the Jordan River. In fact, there were no people anywhere in the world at this time who were known as Jews. We first find them in the Bible in 2 Kings 16:6, where they are fighting against Israel. These people were Caucasian members of the Aryan (white) race and were known as Canaanites. The history of the Aryan people can be traced back at least as long as the time of Adam, who was their progenitor.
These Israelites who invaded Canaan were not Jews. They were the descendants of Jacob/Israel, who had been in captivity in Egypt for some 400 years.
After conquering the land, and with 225 years of off and on again warfare under leaders who were known as Judges, Saul, the son of Kish, from the tribe of Benjamin was made king about 1045 BC. Fighting continued, often between the various tribes, but mostly with their Canaanite neighbors.
Saul was succeeded by David, of the Tribe of Judah, and by 1035 BC David had established his borders to the south, with his capitol city in old Jerusalem.
At this time, the Israelites were a united people, although they had a strong admixture of neighboring blood.
Judea was a barren, mountainous area, with few natural resources, but it was well adapted for defense.
David was followed by Solomon about 1000 B.C. and he reigned for thirty years. The 100 years under Saul, David and Solomon were the only fairly stable epoch in Israelite history.
During this period, especially under the 30 year rule of Solomon, there was a lavish display of kingly power, which erected elaborate buildings, including the temple, with hired labor. ~ost of this was accomplished at the expense of the people from fruitful Galilee, in the North, who had to "foot the bills," without getting anything from it in return. The ten northern tribes, brought their grievances to Rehoboam, Solomon's son, who took over Israel on his father's death. But Rehoboam, as though determined to counterbalance his father's wisdom, showed his inability to rule and with typical Jewish shortsightedness, added to the burdens of the people. The northern ten tribes revolted and split off from the south, which was made up of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and part of Levi. Their capitol city was in Jerusalem.
The Northern ten tribes, which became known as the House of Israel, had their capitol in Samaria. The people of the southern kingdom did not become known as Jews, until many years later, when a remnant returned from Babylonian captivity, with a new religion, that was no longer Hebrewism, but an occult "bastard" religion that became known as Judaism, or Phariseism. These people went into Babylonian captivity with priests and a temple for worship, and came out with Rabbis and the synagogue, and with two political parties which were to control them, the Sadducees and the Pharisees.
Because Judea was without natural resources, they attracted worshipers (whom we might call tourists) who came to Jerusalem to worship at the temple. Under the return of the Jews, who had learned occult practices, and the ungodly practice of usury in Babylon. The temple became the center of crooked economic practices and the use of illegal weights and balances, all things which were condemned by God in the Laws He gave to Moses. These were all Babylonian System practices, which are even today, under Judaism, destroying the economy of Christendom, with the final goal of world control.
If it had not been for the "crime of the ages," the murder of the Son of God, some 1,000 years after Solomon's time, Jerusalem would have had little impact on Christ's life and message. His mission, His labors, His teachings and His surroundings were strictly Israelite, not Jew. The importance of the old city of Jerusalem in the minds of Christians, has drawn undeserved attention away from the primary theater of Christ's mission, which He Himself declared to be: "...l am not sent but (only) to the lost sheep of Israel." (John 10:2). This word LOST, does not refer to "UNSAVED JEWS," no matter what your pastor may have told you to the contrary, but by its very wording means 'those who were put away, or banished for punishment" - "true Israel" not the Jews.
3) THE LAND OF GALILEE
Since neither the ten tribes House of Israel, or the smaller house of Judah, could stand up against any first-class military power; and though Israel was the stronger in numbers of the two, the importance of Judah was in her strategic location.
These two tiny nations, lay directly in the pathway of the two strongest world powers of that time, Egypt and Assyria. Both of these nations were striving for control of the known world. They were blood enemies.
There was a well beaten war path in the southern part of Galilee, which stretched across the Valley of Esdaelon, and contained the valley of Jezereel, and the field of Armageddon. It is probably the most famous battle field in world history. The central part is like an inflated pouch, with mountain spurs sticking into it like many needles from different sides and angles. The eastern end leads into the deep valley of the Jordan River and to its fords, and from there an open road extends towards Damascus and Syria.
The western end narrows into a pass as it approaches the Mediterranean Sea, and then circles the base of Mount Carmel, like a sentinel guarding the entrance into Galilee.
Then bending sharply southward, it goes into the ancient warpath all the way to Egypt, through a long costal valley known as the Valley of Sharon, with a low range of foothills guarding the east flank known as Shepelah. The pass around Mount Carmel is rough and unsuited to the needs of a large, modern army, especially its mechanized forces.
A better avenue of approach to Eshraelon is offered by three other routes leading into the Vale of Sharon. One of these, the Valley of Doethan, gives swift and easy access to the eastern end of the Valley of Eshraelon. This approach was used by both the Egyptians and the Assyrians for attack or defense, as was needed. Many nations attempted to retain the northern Kingdom of Israel as an ally, and this kept Israel guessing as to which nation was the strongest. Of course this vacillating policy was self-destructive in the long run, for the stronger power was sure to remember how undependable the Israelites were in any "show down." This can be vividly seen in 2 Kings 18:19, 20, where Rab-shakeh, the commander of the Assyrian Army speaks to Hezekiah the King saying: "...What confidence is this wherein thou trusteth? Thou sayest (but they are vain words), I have counsel and strength for war. Now on whom doth thou trust, that thou rebel lest against me? Now, behold, thou trusteth upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it; so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him."
4) DEPORTATION OF TEN-TRIBED ISRAEL.
Tiglath Pieeser II, who assumed the ancient title of Sargon, when he became king of Assyria, remembered Israel's interagency.
Besides, he was too good a strategist to overlook the necessity of shutting the Egyptians out of the Valley of Esdraelon, which was a cross-roads in all directions. His own necessity, and the fickle support of Israel, caused him to crush the Kingdom of Israel in 722 or 721 BC He did more than defeat them militarily; he removed them "lock, stock and barrel," all their men, women and children and scattered them throughout the wide expanse of the Assyrian Empire. It is important to remember, they never came back - but became known as the "ten lost tribes," of Israel.
We believe that history and anthropology reveals that these tribes migrated west and north, through the Cacauscas Pass, (known as the "Pass of Israel,") into Central Europe, then west to Gaul, Germania, Scandinavia, and finally the Isles of the Sea which are Britain.
5) SARGON BRINGS BACK THE GENTILES
There was something like poetic justice in the fact that Sargon went far afield from the Semitic world, to replace the Israelites he had removed from Galilee. He brought people from Babylon, (see Kings 17:24) - "And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel..."
Isaiah was not exaggerating when speaking of these events, he called the land "Galilee of the Gentiles (nations)" Isaiah 9:1.
7) THE NORDICS IN GALILEE
In his conquest of Egypt, a route through Galilee which Sargon controlled completely - he led among this cavalry forces, strange wild troopers from the far north. These were Scythians, known to Old Testament writers as Gog and Magog. They struck terror into the hearts of the people being invaded by their formidable appearance. They rode unhindered through the land, while the Jews in their walled cities could only rave at them. It is believed that it was these warriors, who in their return from Egypt, built at least one settlement in Galilee known as Scythopolis, and later Beth Shean, now Beisan. This city is located at the most important point in Galilee, as it commands the fords of the Jordan River.
8) THE SCYTHIANS
Where did these wild cavalry men come from? They were from the northern region we now call Russia, which was the ancestral home of the people of white skin, the Indo-Europeans, or Caucasians.
Anthropologists tell us that the broad steppes from the Volga River eastward was the origin of domesticated animals which were raised not only by the Russians, but by the Celts, Teutons, Gauls, Greeks and the predominate strain that we now know as Nordics.
It was the people from this region who followed the southward course of the Volga River and the Caspiean Sea, to the frontiers of Asia Minor.
It is these Northern Whites who were the Semites in the Land of Sumer and throughout Asia Minor. They have become known as the "makers of civilization." There is a long standing tradition among the Russian orthodox descendants of the ancient Scythians, that the Virgin Mary was of their race, which is far more believable than the orthodox tradition that she was a Jewess.
9) THE GAULS INVADE ASIA MINOR
At a much later date, another European element was added to the population of Asia Minor within easy striking distance of Palestine. These were the far-wandering Gauls who split off from the army of Brennus in 278-277 B.C. and roamed over northern and southern Asia Minor, and finally settled in Galatia which was named for their people. This name is found over and over again in Paul's Epistles.
We must not overlook the possibility that this name may have been given to Galilee itself, as well as the Sea of Galilee, and especially the region of Gaulanitis on the eastern shores of that sea. Both the Scythians and the Gauls were known as hardy warriors and were of a kindred spirit, if not of blood. They were one of the few people who stopped the advance of the Roman Legions, and whose fearless devotion to the cause of freedom and independence, won the admiration of Caesar himself. Like the Galileans, they fought with a system, rather than with Jewish passion and trickery.
10) GRECIAN GALILEE
Of all the Gentile (and here we are speaking about the non-Jews, whether Israelite or heathen) influences around Galilee, the Greek was by far the most important.
When Christians read about Decapolis in Matthew 4, 5, and 7, few understand how large and thoroughly Greek this area was. t lay east of the Jordan River, from Samaria and western Galilee and was about as large as these two areas combined. It's commerce and contacts with the outside world was by way of the Valley of Esdraelon, and for 300 years before the time of Christ, it was a cosmopolitan area with a mingling of population. In the time of Christ, this area was backed by Roman power which kept the Arabs at bay.
From Nazareth, the city of Scyhopolis lay 20 miles away. Tiberius was five miles nearer, while less than ten miles to the north, was Roma and Sepphoris, both Greek cities.
The coastal cities which had once been of Phonecia and Philistia, were now Greek in language and culture. Even in their court proceedings and legal documents, the Romans ruled this country through the Greek language. Greek names and words were slipped into the local Aramaic, as can be seen in the names of Christ's disciples. It is impossible to believe that our Lord and His disciples, did not speak Greek, since it was the universal language of that time, as English is now, and was the major language spoken in Galilee.
Hebrew was a "dead language," at the time of Christ, and the Old Testament had been translated into Greek for the benefit of the modern (at that time) Jews.
11) THE ORIGIN OF GREEK INFLUENCE
The beginning of Greek influence in the area of Galilee began about 332 B.C. when soldiers of Alexander the Great found the region east of the Jordan to be a highly desirable area for retirement, and sparsely occupied.
They proceeded to occupy it, not realizing at the time, that the reason for its sparse population, were the frequent attacks from the nomad Arabs to the east. Since they were soldiers and world conquerors, they were soon joined by colonists from all over the Greek world. These had only to cross the Mediterranean Sea, to Mount Carmel, from which it was a journey of only forty miles to the fords of the Jordan River. Ten cities were built by the Greeks in this area and were organized into a loose confederacy for protection against the Arabs.
12) THE DECAPOLIS UNDER ROME
Under the Romans, the Decapolis of Eastern Galilee reached a high degree of development - colon naded streets, the arch, the forum, the temple, the bath, the mausoleum, all done in florid Doric and Corinthian architecture.
Some cities had amphitheaters, as at Gadora and Kanatha, and some had temples built in the classic Greek style. Their religion was thoroughly Greek. They had paved roads and other public works such as the aqueduct at Gadara which brought water to the city from a point thirty miles away.
The Decapolis was a flourishing area during Christ's earthly ministry. It was a beautiful area, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. We have ample proof from historical records, that the Kingdom of God, came forth, not from some obscure village, as most Christians believe Nazareth to have been, but in the face of the "major kingdom of the World," as then seen in Rome.
A broken range of foothills, rising to considerable elevations, bounds the northern limits of the Plain of Esdraelon. Near its middle, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Galilee, was the city of Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus Christ. Nazareth is centrally located with reference to routes of trade and was the cross-roads of travel into Asia at that time. It was not some little, obscure village, as most Christians picture it, but a thriving metropolis on the major caravan route from Damascus to the seaports of the Mediterranean and southward to Egypt. In location, we might compare it in importance to the city of Omaha in the United States. Nazareth was a lovely spot and Antonius the Martyr called it "Paradise."
All the rumors of the Roman Empire entered Palestine through Nazareth - the news concerning the emperor's wealth; the battle reports from the far flung Roman legions; the gossip about Caesar and his wife, were all heard in Nazareth.
It was quite natural that the temperament of the Galilean was by no means as sour as that of the Jews, since he had far wider contacts with the outside world and lived in a pleasant environment. There was no savage desert at his doorstep; he was protected by the might of Rome and the people of Nazareth lived a happier, saner, gayer life than the dour Jews in Jerusalem to the far south.
It was a long time from the invasion of Sargon, to Christ, but the Gentile character of Nazareth can be seen in the cynical remark of Nathaniel in John 1:46, when he said to the disciple Philip: "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" or in 7:41, where the Jewish leaders skeptically said: "...shall Christ come out of Galilee?" They ignored the fact that Elisha, and the field of Elijah's labors, as well as that of Deborah, Jonah, Hosea, and possibly Amos and Nahum, come from this area.
13) THE GALILEANS AS PROSELYTES
We need to go back to the year 722 B.C. when the ten northern tribes of Israel were deported by Sargon. We must do this in order to understand why and to what extent, these Gentiles accepted Judaism.
The seven and a half centuries which elapsed between this deportation and the birth of Christ, is a long period in which many things occurred. In European history, this time lapse would take us from the time of the Magna Charta in England, and 200 years before Constantinople fell to the Turkish hordes.
14) THE DEUS LOCI
When a people migrates, they usually take their religion with them, and this happened when the colonists from Assyria were transplanted to Galilee, to take the place of the Israelites who had been deported by Sargon. They kept their local religion for centuries, much to the annoyance of the Judaizers.
But times being what they were, when heathen people went into a new land, they wanted to know who the "Deus Loci," (god of that land) was, so they would not get into trouble with him. Furthermore, they were strangers to each other, since they had been brought from many areas in Sargon's empire (see 2 Kings 17:6, 24.)
When these strangers first arrived, some of them had been killed by lions, (2 Kings 17:25-33), 50 they reasoned the god of the land must be angry with them and must be appeased. They appealed to the king of Assyria and asked his advice. He said (vss 27, 28) "Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought thence; let them go and dwell there, and let them teach them the manner of the god of that land." (So Judaism was brought to Galilee at a very early stage.)
This resulted in mixed results, for though these foreigners adopted Judaism, the narrator says that they did not completely abandon their former heathenism. (This is much like the problems facing the modern Christian missionary in Africa.)
By the time of Christ, the people of Samaria and Galilee, while Gentiles (non~ews) by blood, had for all intents and purposes adopted the religion of Judaism, which by the way, was not the Hebrewism of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but the Talmudism of those Judahites who returned from Babylonian captivity, with Hebrewism intermingled with the occult teachings of Babylon to the point that they actually had a new religion called Judaism. While they followed many of the old Hebrew customs, and claimed to be followers of the Mosiac Law, Jesus when speaking to their leaders in John 5:46 said: "If ye had believed Moses, ye would have believed Me; for he wrote of Me."
They even adopted the Jewish traditions of Babylon, so that one of them, a Samaritan, said to Jesus in John 4:12 - "Art thou greater than our father Jacob who gave us this well?"
We can see this same thing taking place today, as we see late immigrants from Europe, as they boast about "our Pilgrim Fathers."
15) JEWISH COMPROMISING
At the time of Christ, the strength of the Jews had been sadly depleted. Only a few had come back from Babylonian captivity, since most of them had preferred to remain in the comforts of Babylon, where like their offspring in America, they had become the banking, economic experts, and merchants of the country, who controlled its finances.
The division of the Israelite kingdom, into Northern and Southern factions called the House of Israel and the House of Judah, had depleted their strength and the Babylonian and Assyrian attacks had about finished them off. Besides, they had considerable problems within, not the least of which was caused by miscegenation (race inbreeding). So even though Judaism was very rigid concerning converts, the Jews, with their new Talmudic Judaism, compromised as they usually do and adopted what they called "proselytes of the gates." This was as far as their stubborn racialism would go when it came to accepting outsiders. While these outsiders could become Judahites, they could never become Jews. Jesus criticized their hypocrisy in Matthew 23:15, when He told the Jewish leaders: ". . . ye compass (go over) sea and land to make one proselyte (convert), and when he is made, ye make him two4old more a child of hell than yourself." (This is quite evident in the Christian Zionist of today, who is many times more dangerous to the cause of Christ, than the anti-Christ Jew himself.)
It is when Christians fail to understand the difference between Jews and Judeans, that we fail to realize that the Samaritans and Galileans were of a different racial origin from the Jews. Many of these people never became Judaized.
Circumstances made the Galilean and Jews neighbors, and eventually partners in the same political state, but they were different people. Josephus, the eminent Jewish historian of the First Century AD recognized this when he said of the Galileans, on P.38 of his ANTIQUITIES OF THE JEWS, "They were inured to war from their infancy, and have always been very numerous; nor hath the country ever been destitute of men of courage, not wanting a numerous set of them." In another place he calls them: "A sturdy race that has developed a fervid patriotism and nationalist spirit - lovers of liberty and ready to defend their homes." This love of freedom is hardly a Jewish characteristic. It sounds much more like a description of the White nations of Christendom, whom we believe are the "true Israel," of the Bible. Could it be that we are the offspring of the men of Galilee?
These people were despised by the Jews as "boorish hill billies." Even the Talmud is quoted as saying rather sneeringly, I suspect: "The Galileans were more anxious for honor than for money. Their fidelity, often unreasoning and ill tempered was always such." This is a characteristic Jewish attitude towards those of us whom they call "goyim," which in Yiddish means "non Jew animal."
Many Christians today look on the Galilee of Christ's day as being a new land devoid of traditions, and with a largely uneducated population. When these men spoke in different languages on the Day of Pentecost, (Acts 2:6, 7,) these Jews said: ". . . Behold, are not these Galileans? (uneducated men) And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? You see these men "speaking in tongues," were not rattling off some "heavenly gibberish", but were speaking in actual languages that men understood).
The Galileans were despised by the Jews. I suspect that it was because of Jewish envy and greed, due to the national resources and the superior contacts Galilee enjoyed with the outside world.
People show a great deal of mental stupidity when they assert that Jesus was a Jew, for the very contrast of His character, with the historical background of Judaism, established facts which completely differentiates Him from Jews and Judaism.
Historically speaking, Galilee had twice been purged of Jewish influence before Christ was born and we can learn from Josephus that 50 years after His birth, the Galileans were completely different from the Jews - a fact the Jews bragged about.
When Isaiah, an Israelite (not a Jew), living in Jerusalem, wrote of Christ's coming, he spoke of "Galilee of the Gentiles." He was actually speaking of the Gentilized nations of Israel in captivity, who had lost their identity as Israel. Isaiah said of them: "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of death, upon them hath the light shined." In another place, (Hosea 1:10), it says: "Yet shall the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, (divorced Israel) Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God." (By no stretch of the most fertile imagination, can the people we now call Jews, fit this description.)
In Isaiah 42:6, 7 we read "...l will give thee for a covenant to the people, for a light to the Gentiles (Gentilized Israel in captivity). To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house." Who were called out of "captivity" into freedom? Not the Jews, but "true Israel."
When Christ the Galilean, the Israelite Gentile (not a Jew) returns, then the prophesy of Isaiah 35:4-6 will be fulfilled: "..Be strong, fear not; behold God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. (I believe he is speaking here both about physical and spiritual results) Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. HALLELU'YAH!
Only the White Christian nations, as we call Christendom, have ever fulfilled these conditions. The Jews do not even come close!*
When a Christian minister claims that Christ was a Jew, the burden of proof should be on his shoulders to prove it, for nowhere, even in the contaminated modern versions of the Bible, does Christ admit to being a Jew. Possibly the closest is in John 4:22, where the King James Version has Christ tell the woman of Samaria: "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship; for salvation is of the Jews." Any thinking person should recognize this as a false statement, no matter how strongly the Fundamentalists claim the KJV is without error. For we KNOW that salvation does not come through any race, but through the Christ-Man, Jesus. A much more accurate translation comes from the Ferre-Fenton translation, which is made directly from the Greek It says: "Salvation cometh out of Judea." This makes sense!
In the light of historical data, there is no need for us to go to the genealogical accounts found in the Gospels, for they give the genealogy of Joseph, who was Christ's foster father. We have enough Scriptural evidence to prove that Christ is David's Greater Son, descended from Adam, through Jacob/Israel, that we do not need any genealogy to prove it. There are many instances in the New Testament which are corroborated in the TALMUD, which shows the racial prejudice of the Jews from Judea against the people of the North country, Galilee. A recent authority, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, in his book FOUNDATIONS OF THE XIX CENTURY, page 211, says: "Whoever makes the assertion that Christ was a Jew is either ignorant or insincere: (in the case of most Christian ministers, it is a matter of intellectual dishonesty.) ignorant when he confuses race and religion; insincere, when he knows the history of Galilee, and partly conceals, and partly distorts the very entangled facts in favor of the Jews. The probability that Jesus Christ was no Jew; that he had not one drop of Jewish blood in His veins, is so great as to be a certainty!"
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