THE TALMUDIC EFFECT
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By Colonel Gordon "Jack" Mohr AUS Ret.
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TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction
1. Lighting a Candle
2. Recognizing the Enemy
3. Talmudic Influence
4. History of Judaism in the New World
5. The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion
6. Biblical History of Israel and Judah
7. The Babylonian Talmud: An Instrument to Destroy Christianity
8. What is the Answer.
From the time He was a mere infant until His death, our Redeemer and Savior, Jesus the Christ, was hated by the Jews. Herod, the Edomite king of Judea, attempted to kill Him by ordering all children to be killed who were up to two years of age who lived in Bethlehem and the surrounding country. (Matthew 2:16) On different occasions the Jews attempted to trap Him by their questioning, hoping He would violate some point of Law. They demanded His execution before Pilate. The New Testament bears witness to their undeniable hatred.
Once the Christ began preaching of the Kingdom of God, most of the people who heard Him were indifferent. A mere handful believed Him. In Acts 1:15, we find only 120 people were gathered together when Peter addressed them. Even today, while millions gather in His name, most are indifferent. Few there are who are willing to meet the requirements He set forth in order to qualify as being His brothers and sisters. (Matthew 12:50; John 15:14)
Yet in spite of their indifference and lukewarm condition, these people don't hate Jesus enough to want Him killed; they just don't love Him enough to follow His instructions. (John 14:15)
During the Christ's ministry, His most ardent and vehement opposition came from the Pharisees and their companions, the lawyers (scribes)! These people were known as JEWS, or more correctly JUDEANS. It was these JUDEAN Pharisees and scribes who sought to kill the Christ (Luke 22:2; John 5:18). It is recorded that the conspiracy became so intense that Jesus would not walk ir JEWRY (JUDEA) because the Jews sought to kill Him (John 7:1).
The people we know today as JEWS are descendants of those ancient enemies of Christ, the JUDEANS. Whether or not they are racial descendants of those Pharisees is irrelevant, just as whether they are racial descendants of Abraham is irrelevant. The point is, these modern-day lawyers and Pharisees, who say they are JEWS, are the SPIRITUAL descendants of the ancient Jews who sought to kill Jesus.
The evidence presented by Brother Mohr is this book establishes this hatred by quoting from their own "holy book," The Babylonian Talmud. Brother Mohr lays out the facts for all to see. I believe it is inevitable that indifferent Christians will do all they can to distort the evidence brother Mohr presents and attempt to discredit him. Additionally, those who call themselves Jews today will be angered by it and will increase their assaults upon him and against the King he serves. Brother Mohr and I expect this, so let it come! We are ready.
This book deserves and requires more than a mere reading by Christians. It should be thoroughly studied, and where possible, shared with brainwashed brothers in the Christian churches.
Before you turn to page one, let me give you a starting point from THE WORD of our King. Turn to John 15 and read very carefully, beginning with verse 18 through verse 21. Then continue on through verse four of Chapter 16.
Harry L. Werner, Jr.
Assistant Editor - Christian Patriot Crusader
LIGHTING A CANDLE
This book is about the Jewish Talmud which is to the Jewish world what the Bible is to the Christian world. In the words of Jewish author Herman Wouk, it is the "heart's blood of the Jewish religion."
The purpose of this book is not to downgrade the Jewish people, or stir up resentment against them. Its purpose is to explain, often in their own words, how they feel about you, the "goyim" (a Yiddish word meaning "non-Jew animal"), and about your religion, Christianity. It is written as a means of protecting ourselves from the greatest threat to ever face Christianity in our two thousand years of history. We cannot, we dare not, over look this threat if we are to survive as a free people.
Someone has said, "It is better to light one candle than to sit in darkness." For over twenty-five years I have attempted to light many candles. Where I may have failed during this period of time, I hope to see the day when one of these candles of truth will burst into flame and, like a long smoldering spark, start a conflagration which will sweep across America like a prairie fire and illuminate vast areas with truth for the first time.
It has been contended for centuries that in the end, truth will always prevail. We know that "truth in action can prove itself a dynamic force of unlimited power." But, truth has never been a self-starter. Truth has never been able to get off dead-center, and unless its apostle is willing to give it the necessary push to overcome inertia, "truth will die a-borning!"
On the other hand, truth has often been blacked-out by repeated, contradictory and conflicting misinformation. The world's history provides many examples of this sobering fact. Treason toward truth is treachery to mankind.
There are no degrees of truth. Truth is absolute! It can never be relative! Truth either exists, or it does not. There is no such thing as a halt-truth, any more than there can be a person who is half-honest, or half-loyal. In their attempts to do an ounce of good in one direction, many well-intentioned people have done a ton of harm in another direction.
Regardless of what anyone says to the contrary, Christian faith stands today with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. It is distasteful to admit it, but it is true. While Christian churches have been increasing their membership rolls, Americans have been on a downhill, degenerate slide to ruin. Morally, we are in the sewer, and the churches have been unable to stop the destruction. In fact, they seem bent on greasing the slide. They offer "Christian rock," a contradiction in terms if there ever was one. They offer Bingo in the basement and live lavishly on other peoples' money. The exposure (pun intended) of the TV pulpiteers indicates the moral climate of this country. And what is the reason behind this degeneracy? There is a reason, and this book will reveal that reason. What is the hidden power which has such a powerful effect on the Christian world in 1991? What is the anti-Christ force which has turned the twentieth-century church into the Laodicean church of Revelation 3:14 - 18; a church which knows it is rich and influential and yet which cannot, or will not, see that it is "wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked?" What can bring this wretched church back to its place of greatness where it can carry out Christ's plan of salvation?
Today, the Christian church stands at the crossroads of destiny. The divine and sacred mission of the Christian faith faces a danger at this juncture in history which is greater than any it has faced in 2,000 years. If the day ever comes when Christians cannot profess their faith as they do today in America, then we will see the beginning of the end.
The history of the world for the past several centuries, and current events at home and abroad confirm to the intelligent person that there is indeed a conspiracy afoot to destroy Christian civilization. The world-wide plot of these diabolical conspirators has been instituted while most Christians have been asleep in front of their pulpits and their TV's For the most part, the Christian clergy, who should have been in the forefront of exposing this danger, have been indifferent or ignorant and have been the ones who assisted the enemies of Christ in their efforts to destroy us. This ignorance and indifference have dealt a blow to the Christian faith from which many will never recover.
Today, more than ever before, Christians need a "spiritual Paul Revere" who will ride across this land, warning that the enemy is closing in on them. This book is such an effort.
RECOGNIZING THE ENEMY
It is important for a soldier in time of war to be able to identify his enemy. He cannot be successful in his efforts to conquer his opponent unless he readily recognizes him. Today, the souls of millions of Christians are uneasy about the state of the Christian faith. The minds of thousands of Christian clergy are troubled about the mysterious pressures from those above them which often prevent them from exercising sound judgment. If these forces can be identified, then Christianity will stand on its feet, face its enemies as firmly as the Rock of Gibralter and stop them in their tracks. But unless this is done soon, the faith of many will "wax cold and begin to crumble away."
In Jeremiah 23:22, we read these words:"But if they (the pastors of Israel) had stood in My (God's) counsel, and had caused my people (Israel) to hear my words, then they (the pastors of Israel) should have turned them (Israel) away from their evil way and from the evil of their doings."This indicates to me that the message coming from the majority of Christian pulpits in America is not the unadulterated Word of God. For if the truth were being preached according to God's own Word, our people would have turned to Him. This is one of the major reasons we have undertaken this study of one of the major textbooks of the anti-Christ enemy, The Babylonian Talmud.
The Christian clergy are primarily, if not solely, responsible for the internal forces within the Christian faith which are fighting against its best interests. If we are to survive, we can no longer pussyfoot around with the truth because it offends someone or makes them uncomfortable. At this late hour there is very little time left for us to begin to mend the fence. Only the courageous will endure the present crisis, and both figuratively and literally, we will see live heroes and dead cowards when the dust of this battle settles. The Christian faith is the only anchor to windward which will stand against the universal savagery of the enemies of Christianity. They have willingly shown us the depths to which they will descend to gain their end of world control.
There need be no confusion in the minds of Christians when it comes to the fundamentals of the faith. This confusion would not exist if it were not for those of the clergy who are allies with the enemy who seeks to destroy them. There are countless Christians who are standing on the sidelines watching as their faith withers on the vine, and their freedom is about to drop into the laps of their enemies like overripe fruit. This cup will become more bitter when they realize that it is the ignorance and indifference of their spiritual leaders which has caused the deplorable condition of Christianity today. When Christians see their leaders in defeat on every front, they too will become confused and afraid. To stop this surrender, the clergy MUST make an about-face, no matter how painful it may be. They must take a stand against the invisible and intangible ideological war which is being waged against the Christian faith.
The utterance from the clergy which confuses Christians most and which is repeated from the pulpit and the printed page without ceasing is: "Jesus was a Jew. We must protect and help the Jews, no matter what they do because they are God's chosen people and if we do not help them, God will curse us." This is the teaching from the majority of Christian pulpits in 1992. They completely ignore the definition of an "anti-Christ" as given in I John 2:22-23:"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is anti-christ, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also."This couldn't be more clear, and it is certainly an accurate portrayal of Jewish thought today. In II John 1:10 - 11, Christians are given a stern admonition as to their attitude toward these anti-Christs:"If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, (that Jesus is the Christ.) receive him not into your house, neither bid him Gods peed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."This leaves no room for argument!
Christians who know the Scriptures and history cannot reconcile the pulpit claim that Abraham was a Jew. They know this was impossible because Abraham lived more than 1200 years prior to those who became known as Jews. The Christian clergy of America is in bad repute today, and the only way they can redeem themselves is by telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth no matter how painful it may be to themselves or to their denominational leaders. They can begin by refuting the claims that Abraham was a Jew, Christ was a Jew, and that God's chosen people are the Jews.
With this as an introduction, let's take a closer look at those whom I identify as the enemies of Christ and Christianity: the International Talmudic Jews.
Before you become angry and throw this book away, I dare you to read on and, as an honest man or woman, compare what I have written with the Word of God.
Following is a comparison of the Jewish holy book, The Babylonian Talmud, with the Christian Bible. Most Christians believe that the Jews follow the TORAH or the Old Testament. Not so! According to Theodore Hertzl, father of modern Zionism, The Babylonian Talmud supersedes every other instruction. It is the center and foundation of Jewish belief and directs their behavior toward non-Jews whom they call "goyim."
We will begin our study by reviewing the book, Invitation to the Talmud. (a teaching book) written by Jacob Neusner (a Jew) and published by Harper and Row in 1973. Neusner was a university professor and Ungerleider Distinguished Scholar of Judaic Studies at Brown University. He is author of Invitation to Midrash and has written or edited over 250 books on Judaism. He is known as one of the world's preeminent Judaic scholars and can be considered an expert on the Jewish religion. Excerpts from the Introduction to Invitation to the Talmud follow:p. XVI It (The Talmud) is the revealed word of God.What is the TORAH? The New World Dictionary of the American Language states that it is:
p. XVII It (The Talmud) is the revealed teaching -from heaven down to earth and conversely, to make the pro fane sacred. (Profane: not sacred; common, not connected with religion; not initiated into the inner mysteries for esoteric knowledge of something. Ed.)
p. XVI II They (the Jews) rightly see The TALMUD as TORAH, God's revelation to Israel, the Jewish people, and they study it because it is TORAH.The whole body of Jewish religious literature, including the Scripture and The TALMUD. In some instances it refers to the Penteteuch which are the five books of Moses; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.The basic text on which The TALMUD is constructed, is the MISHNAH, a philosophical law code brought to closure at about 200 AD The TALMUD then draws together the MISHNAH and yet another argumentative text which is called the TOSTEFA, meaning supplements.
p. XXII Jewish intellectualism without Jewish faith proves wanting. For divorced from the soul of TALMUDIC being, secular reason among Jewish intellectuals remains formless and formal, producing on the one side the grotesque and absurd and, on the other side, an empty formalism.
p. XXIV Why does the Judaic tradition find God in the thrust and parry of argument as it does when it claims that God Himself studies the TORAH?p. XXV The TALMUD is really two TALMUDS, for there was one systematic commentary for the MISHNAH, composed by Rabbis in the landoflsrael (Palestine - hence called The PALESTINIAN TALMUD) or the TALMUD OF THE LORD OF ISRAEL, Or the YERUSHOLOMI or theTALMUD OF JERUSALEM. The other was composed by the Rabbis of Babylonia. The YERUSHOLOMI reached its conclusion at about 4000 AD and the BOOLI or BABYLONIAN TALMUD, a century or two later.(The BABYLONIAN TALMUD is the work most often used by Orthodox Judaism, therefore it is the point of our interest.)
p. XXVII From it (The TALMUD) flows whatever truth Jews have to offer the world of Judaism.p. XXX When The TALMUD raises an ethical question it speaks of "the good way in which a person should walk, not necessarily in which a Jew should walk." (Emphasis added. Ed.) When it treats dilemmas of social conflict, all parties to the conflict are assumed to be plain men and women - Jewish men and women to be sure . . . the discipline of the TORAH is the revealed will of God given to the people of Israel (Jews), and while the Rabbis are well aware that some people are Jews and many are not, The TALMUD is essentially interested in Jews.At this point, we look into the main body of the book.
(As we go along, we will be able to determine whether this statement is true or not.)p.1 The TALMUD IS THE SINGLE MOST INFLUENTIAL DOCUMENT In the history of Judaism.It might be well for us to realize at this point that Judaism did not exist as a religion until the Babylonian captivity, about 590 BC. The Judahites went into captivity in Babylon as Hebrews, but returned seventy years later as Jews with a heathen occult religion which became known as JUDAISM. Theodore Hertzl, the father of the modern Zionist Movement once said: "It was during the Babylonian captivity that Israel (The majority of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, along with the ten tribes of Israel, had been taken into captivity by the Assyrians some 150 years earlier and no longer lived in that area. Those who remained of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin were subsequently captured by the Babylonians and moved to Babylon to live and became known as Jews. Ed.) found itself. It not only rediscovered the TORAH, and made it their rule of life, but under its influence new religious instructions, such as the synagogues . . . came into existence."
Christians need to remember, as we look closely at The TALMUD, that the JUDAISM which today follows TALMUDIC teachings is the PHARISAISM of Jesus' day. You will recall that Jesus said to the Pharisees in Matthew 15:6 - "Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition." And, in verse nine, He accused them of: ". . . teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
The famous Jewish Rabbi, Louis Finklestein, in the foreword to his book The Pharisees. The Social Background of Their Faith, said: ". . . Judaism . . . Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But Through all these changes in name . . . the spirit of the ancient Pharisees survived unaltered . . . From Palestine, to Babylonia; from Babylonia to North Africa, Italy, Spain, France and Germany; from there to Poland, Russia, and Eastern Europe generally, ancient Pharisaism has wandered . . ." (Demonstrating the enduring importance which is attached to Pharisaism as a religious movement Ed.)
In order for us to better understand The Talmud, we must first look at the men who were responsible for compiling and writing this reference work over a span of some 1 ,000 years. The Talmud is the product of a small group of Jewish sages ("profoundly wise counselors" - The Reader's Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary) who lived in the land of Israel, which is called the Holy Land, and in the land of Babylonia.
Four facts emerge regarding the "wise men" who contributed to The Talmud and about the social environment at the time:1. They saw themselves as men of wisdom. This view of themselves led to the emphasis of two instructions:The rabbis were not the ones who held power in the Jewish community. In the first century AD, Judea, and those who lived there who had become known as Jews, were under Roman control, and Babylonia was a province in the Persian (Iranian) Empire. But the day-to-day governing of the Jewish people was left in the hands of a Jewish authority who, when holding the title, was called the EXILARCH. This meant he was the ruler of the Jewish community while they were in exile from the Holy Land. He was recognized by the Romans because he served the purposes of Rome. When these Judahites lived in their own land, the leaders were called "PATRIARCHS" and they ran the country to maintain the peace and well-being of the people.A. Learning what was already known.2. These wise men perceived that the land they dwelt in, Palestine, was holy.
B. Understanding the new in terms of the old.
3. They lived in a time of religious ferment in which religions were coming into being and fading away. The first century marked the beginning of Christianity.
4. They were comprised exclusively of men. This should come as no surprise since men of antiquity had a low opinion of women. The Christian Apostle Paul taught that they should be silent in the church. Philo, a Jewish philosopher, taught that sexual relations were permissible only to produce children. Hyrcanus, a first century Rabbi said that a Jew should not teach his daughter the TORAH.
Both the EXILARCH and the PATRIARCH had one thing in common; they both claimed Davidic descent. This did not mean they could trace their genealogy back to David, but each supposed his family was one of those who might produce the coming King-Messiah.
The Macabees claimed this as did King Herod, who was an Edomite. The rabbis formed the religious and political movements of the land. There were two major political parties, the Saducees and the Pharisees. They served in the government of the EXILARCH or PATRIARCH. The rabbi taught that when all Jews did as he did, then the Messiah would come. One of them was quoted as saying: If all the Jews will keep the Sabbath for one time only, the Messiah will come.
The rabbis stood apart from the regular Jewish populace and encompassed the myths revealed in The BABYLONIAN TALMUD which centered on Moses and the story of his piety. They teach that due to the piety of Moses, God gave him the Law twice; once orally and the other in God's own handwriting. And, they hold that just as God had given Moses the Law, or the TORAH, they would teach it to their disciples in the same manner.
The rabbis taught that Moses was a rabbi, and for the rabbis, God dons ecclesiastical garb and wears the phylactery which is two small leather cases holding slips inscribed with Scripture passages. One is fastened to the forehead and one to the left arm. The rabbis teach that they study the TORAH on earth as God and the angels study it in heaven. These heavenly school teachers are aware of the Babylonian discussions and enjoy the exceptional grace of heaven. They want to transform the entire Jewish community into an academy where the TORAH is studied and kept because they believe Jews will be redeemed by keeping the TORAH (Law). This is one of the major dividing points between Judaism and Christianity for Christians are taught: "For by grace are ye saved; through faith. . . ." (Ephesians 2:8)
The Jew is taught that he merits God's favor by obeying the Torah. Thus each Jew becomes a rabbi as he practices the commandments and does good deeds. When all Jews become rabbis, then the Messiah will come.
The rabbinical religion consists of two elements. One is the esoteric, secret doctrines pertaining to the very essence of God, and the second is an often self-centered view of man's relationship to God. If a Jew sins by omission (by not doing something), he will be held responsible and punishment will follow here and now through physical suffering. If people who are wicked prosper, or if they do not sin and suffer, the rabbi always has an easy explanation for it.
Other elements of rabbinical theory center on demons, witchcraft and incantations; revelations through omens, dreams and astrology; the value of prayer and magic formulas; rabbinical blessings and curses and the merit gained through study of the TORAH.
The rabbis believe in invisible beings which populate space and carry out Divine orders. The prayers of the rabbis center on four major themes:1. The temple and its cult.A world of difference separates the ordinary Jew from the rabbi. The rabbi is separated because his social life is completely alien to that of outsiders, and because of his study. The Jewish people listen to the Scriptures and to the TORAH as it is read in the synagogue. They observe the Sabbath and most of the ritualistic laws, but they under-stand the TORAH and The Talmud about as much as the average Christian understands the Bible. When a question arises, just as in the Christian realm, instead of searching for the answer themselves, they go to the rabbi just as the Christian goes to his pastor. The rabbis teach that what the average Jew does not understand about God, they, the rabbis, do understand. This is really not so much different from the dogmas of some preachers.
2. The wrath of God.
3. The humility and helplessness of men.
4. The ideas and sacred symbols found in the TALMUD.
The Hebrew word MISHNAH is from a root word which means "to repeat." The TALMUD teaches that Moses received the TORAH on Mt. Sinai; once in written form on stone by God Himself and the other by oral instructions which were to be passed on by repetition, or through memory. These have been handed down for many generations.
The MISHNAH is divided into six major sections entitled, "Orders," or, in Hebrew, SEDER. The first deals with agricultural law and is the ZERAIM, meaning "seeds." The. second is the Sabbath and festival law, called MOED, meaning "season." The third deals with the family, various vows, oaths, marriage, divorce and inheritance and it is called NASHIM, meaning "women." The fourth concerns civil law, torts, damages, criminal law and punishments and is called NEZIKIN meaning "damages." The fifth deals with sacrifices and things pertaining to the temple in Jerusalem, such as the order and cult of animal sacrifices. It is called KODASHIM, meaning "holy things."
The MISHNAH orders are sub-divided into sections called TRACATES of which there are 63. The six major sections of the Orders, are divided as follows:ZERAIM, 11 tracates, with 74 chapters;It is obvious we are dealing with a book a good deal larger than our Holy Bible.
MOED has 12 tracates with 88 chapters;
NASHIM, seven tracates with 71 chapters;
NEZIKIN, ten tracates with 73 chapters;
KODASHIM, 11 tracates with 91 chapters, and
TOHAROT, with 12 tracates and 126 chapters.
The MISHNAH is comprised principally of the sayings of the rabbis who lived in the first and second centuries. There is very little written before the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD (That can be explained by the fact that prior to the Babylonian captivity, the Judahites were under a patriarchal system and worshiped God as prescribed by their forefathers and the Scriptures. During the captivity, those Judahites who were taken captive by Babylonia adopted much of the mysticism and occultism of their captors and mixed it with the belief structure they had at the time. That is when The Talmud came into existence, and following the destruction of the Temple, the opinions of the rabbis began to be written down as "law." These opinions were largely the "traditions" they had gleaned from their captors by mixing God's Law with man's mysticism and occultism.) It is a document of imagination and fantasy, describing how things are using but shreds and remnants of reality. It tells how things were or how the rabbis wanted them to be. It is an orderly document, narrow-minded, dull and very routine.
No wonder Judaism has so little comfort to offer its adherents. It lacks hope of sins forgiven, no hope for the future; their god is money, and their holy city is not old Jerusalem, but New York City. More Jews are leaving old Palestine to come to America than there are migrating to it.
The aftermath of the Jewish rebellion against Rome in 132 - 135 AD was that the temple site was permanently prohibited to Jews, and Jerusalem became a closed city to them.
A REVIEW OF DR. NEUSNER'S BOOK -
INVITATION TO THE TALMUD:
This is a capsule introduction to The Talmud. Only the surface has been scratched, but you now have a working knowledge of its origin. In the coming chapters, we will examine the book itself. First, we will discuss Dr. Jacob Neusner's comments from his book, Invitation to the Talmud. which can be purchased at many Christian book stores. Then we will allow The Talmud to reveal itself. From an in-depth study done by Elizabeth Dilling entitled, The Plot to Destroy Christianity, you will see some reproduced pages from The Babylonian Talmud.
Dr. Neusner admits that The Babylonian Talmud is a vast compilation of Jewish law and fairy tales. At this point it is appropriate to read what our Holy Scriptures have to say about fables."As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus, in order that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines, nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering God's provision which is by faith." (I Timothy 1:3-4)This latter verse indicates that Christians are not to follow "cunningly devised fables (tales)." Unfortunately, many Christians have overlooked this admonition in their eagerness to accept Jewish teachings as the truth.
"But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; . . " (I Timothy 4:7)
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires;" (II Timothy 4:3-4)
"This testimony is true. For this cause reprove them severely that they may be sound in the faith, not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth." (Titus 1:13-14)
"For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty." (II Peter 1:16:)
The vast work of The Babylonian Talmud was put together by Jewish rabbis from Palestine and Babylonia between the first and seventh centuries A.D. The Talmud attempts to compel interest by approaching all problems from a "rational," rather than a "spiritual" perspective. Neusner states that a study of The Talmud allows a disciplined intellect to exercise itself through clean, sustained, and vigorous argument. How clean this argument is will be clearly seen when we delve into The Talmud itself.
The Talmud is not an ordinary document of antiquity. It is the "heart's blood of the Jewish religion." To understand the Jewish mind, you must know something about his Talmud. The ability to enter a discussion on the issues and arguments of these learned rabbis is, to the Jews, a measure of intellect, piety and the virtue of holiness.
My Christian friends, wake up and realize that we are engaged in a struggle for the souls of men and women and for their freedom. It is a struggle between those who, as Dr. Neusner says, put their faith in the "traditions of men" and those of us who believe in 'faith" which, according to Hebrews 11:1, is: ". . . the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Neusner claims that while Gentile (who, according to Jews, are non-Jews) skepticism yields corrosive and negative results, that of the Talmudic skeptic produces "measured, restrained, limited insight." (Such as the restraint that is being shown to thousands of Palestinian Christians by the Israeli.)
For The Talmud, the alternative is not faith, as the Christian knows it, but a blind reliance on the arguments of rabbis, thousands of years dead, few of whom can agree on anything.
The Talmud, unlike the Holy Bible, conforms to the social pressures of the community. When the Bible says in Exodus 23:2: Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; . . ."
The Talmud says:Let's see what the ancient rabbis have to say about it then we will decide.Where the Christian Bible says:Thus saith the Lord!The Talmud says:Thus saith rabbi so-and-so.The Talmudic rabbis, like their liberal counterparts today, believed that "environment, or society, forms the individual." So they teach that in order for man to be righteous in the eyes of God, he must give strict observance to the rabbinical laws not as laid down by God, but as interpreted by the ancient rabbis. So the Jew concentrates on such things as racial issues and uses the other races whom he despises and calls "goyim" (non-Jew animals) for his ulterior purposes in changing society to conform to his ideas and his one-world objectives. He is willing to use the black man as cannon fodder in a racial conflict if it will further his desired changes in the world. You will come to understand this more fully as The Talmud itself reveals beliefs and practices toward the goyim. In his review, Dr. Neusner adheres closely to the positive aspects of Talmudic teaching and makes no references whatsoever to the unnatural teachings toward the non-Jew.
The Talmud teaches that among the Talmudic sages there were literal miracle workers, sort of Jewish Oral Roberts, I guess. But while the so-called miracle workers of Christianity are usually found in the realm of physical healing and the casting out of demons, in the world of The Talmud they are the lawyer-magicians of Babylonia, skilled in the occult practices of the CABALA. This is the occult philosophy of the Talmudists based on mystical interpretation of Scripture.
While the Talmudists make much of their appeal to reason and human deduction, the religion of Judaism is actually rooted and grounded in the mystic occult superstitions of ancient Babylonia. This approach to life is that of the secular humanists which is directly opposed to everything which is taught in the Bible. We read in Jeremiah of the Christian concept of man. "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" (Jeremiah 17:9)
The Talmudists say that man's actions are governed by his environment and his obedience to the rabbinical laws. James 4:1 says that, wars and fightings of mankind come because of their lusts and goes on to warn in James 1:14 - 15: "But every man (or woman, Ed.) is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust has conceived, it bringest forth sin: and sin, (which Scripture defines as "transgression of God's Law" - I John 3:4, Ed.) when it is finished, bringeth forth death."
Can you see the difference between the two avenues of thinking? One excuses man for anything he does, while Christianity holds him accountable since he is capable of knowing the difference between right and wrong and has the power to choose which path he will take.
The Talmudists say:Put men and women in the proper environment and they will become as God.Christians say:There must be a change of heart. Ye MUST be born again! (John 3:3)Dr. Neusner makes a remark on page 287 which cannot be substantiated in Jewish life. He states that the teaching of The Talmud brings about a: "renunciation of brute power, affirmation of the force of ideas and reason . . . these represent the Jewish discovery."
Tell this to the Palestinians who have been driven from their homes by the Israeli and who are now being subject to as much brutality as Hitler ever exhibited against the Jews. This idea is prevalent in Jewry. Not so long ago I listened to a radio talk show broadcast from Atlanta, Georgia. A caller was decrying the suffering of the Palestinians when a woman called in to the show. She identified herself as a Jewess. With supreme arrogance she said: Why are you so concerned about the Arabs? After all, they are only animals!
On page 291 of Neusner's book he represents the Jewish attempts to neutralize and eventually destroy Christianity, by saying:The Talmud raised abiding skepticism about what people offered as salvation as the final solution to the problems of the human condition. The Talmudists did not expect final solutions and were trained to ask devastating questions about their finality. The Talmud readied the Jews for the modern situation of doubt, of provisional truths, and hypotheses subject to testing and revision.It is for this reason that Judaism is built upon the foundation of shifting sand. It can be revised in any age, to fit the whims of the people. It fits Paul's admonition in II Timothy 4:3 - 4: For the time will come when they (the people) will not endure (put up with) sound doctrine,' but after their own lusts (desires for material things) shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned into fables.
Have you ever wondered why Santa Claus and the Easter bunny have become more important to many so-called Christians than Jesus Christ? Think about it.
Dr. Neusner's comments on page 292 show why the Apostle Paul said these strange alien people are "contrary to all men" (I Thessalonians 2:15). Dr. Neusner states:The best proof of the duty to make reasonable decisions among unreasonable alternative was the Jews themselves, who, because of their international character and their memories of many lands and empires, saw the world in all its complex plurality (this is the Jewish one-world mentality, Ed.) but they chose to form the most vivid and intense of all groups, to sustain what is after all the most particular (and peculiar, Ed.) of all literary traditions, the Talmud itself. Yet they did so in full knowledge that their group (Jews, Ed.) was not co-extensive (having extent with time and place, Ed.) with society . . ."This is one of the reasons Jews were expelled from every country in Europe at one time or other. It was not because they were "God's chosen people whom Satan hated," as Baptist evangelist Jack Van Impe implies, but because of their anti-social, treasonous efforts against every people who tried to help them. This is one of the major reasons that American Jews, citizens of this country who have pledged their loyalty to America, will nevertheless give their first loyalty to world Judaism and its international government. This is why we have seen so many Jews tried for treason in America since World War II. Their first loyalty is to World Zionism and any program, or political persuasion, which will further its purpose.
A completely reliable English translation of The Babylonian Talmud was published in England by the Soncino Press between 1935 and 1948 in thirty-five volumes. These translations were accompanied by brief notes which explained the passages. A close perusal of Neusner's book will reveal that he deliberately avoided mentioning any part of it which might be repulsive to the Christian. There are many examples of these passages, and we will look at a few as we progress in our study. These are often morally reprehensible and full of outright hatred of Jesus Christ and anything pertaining to His church.
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