Paul shaped the Gentile Church after 70 C.E. in a manner which stripped away all links to Judaism and cursed it at the same time. The New Testament in places says Judaism is bad and abandoned by God, while Christianity is good and beloved. In other places the New Testament teaches just the opposite as you were shown in article one of this series. In places the New Testament says the law of Moses is not valid and the Covenant is dead for the Jews. Instead of Moses being taught to all mankind, Paul teaches that the Churchs laws and the existing Covenant is dead for the Jews as well as Non-Jews. Instead, the Churchs laws and the New Covenant take their place. While Paul advanced separation from Judaism, Yeshua announced Judaisms greatness. The same New Testament in which you just saw Yeshua promote Judaism, in other places debases Judaism through Paul. I just showed you that Yeshua was a practicing, believing Jew who taught faithfulness to his religions Torah and the Jewish way of salvation. Yeshua affirmed Torah, Moses, and the Prophets as the way to God and eternal life. He and his family all observed the Jewish customs, holidays, and Saturday Sabbath in the synagogue. Yeshua said personal salvation is obtained through Judaism and not another way. In fact Yeshua would command that such teachings be taken into all the world whereby all Non-Jews be taught to observe those things Yeshua had commanded of his followers. Paul and his brand of Christianity, in contradiction to all that had been both believed and taught before by Moses, the Prophets, as well as Yeshua, has announced a new way to salvation, through belief in Yeshua vicarious atonement for sins and resurrection, not through faith in God and obedience to Him through His commandments, but through belief in Yeshuas death for sins and resurrection from death.
Answer for yourself: Can you find just one time where Yeshua teaches the same salvation doctrine as espoused by Paul?
What I ask you to do is keep the teachings of Yeshua in focus as you read Paul. The New Testament, in places, contradicts itself. That is a fact. You must be sharp enough to see it for yourself when you read. No matter what Paul says he cannot invalidate Yeshuas own words in the same book. It is a matter of who you will believe. If you listen to Yeshua, as I have laid out for you, you see that he proclaimed continually Judaisms eternal truths. Paul will not. Now let us look at Paul.
What is the most perplexing for me when studying Paul is that he is not consistent in what he says. Most of you have never probably seen this but I will in the remaining pages attempt to reveal to you the contradictions that come from the mouth and pen of Paul regarding salvation. When we look at Yeshua his message is consistent with what has always been taught by Moses and the Prophets. But with Paul we have another matter because he won't always agree with what he has said before. But if you are not sharp in your Bible study you can easily overlook such things. Let us begin out critical examination of the message of Paul on salvation.
Remembering what Yeshua just said about eternal life and observance of the commandments let us contrast Pauls view on the matter.
Answer for yourself: Does Paul in Romans 2:13 agree or disagree with what Yeshua has said about eternal life and the observance of the commandments of God? Well, lets read it and see.
Romans 2:13 For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
So far so good. Paul in this verse agrees with the message of Yeshua regarding acceptance and eternal life with God..
But just wait. Now on the back of the same page in my Bible where the above verse was quoted from Paul, we see Paul writes something totally different and contradictory to the teachings of Yeshua in Romans 3:28:
Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Answer for yourself: In light of what I just showed you can you justify Pauls quick turn-around on this doctrinal stance so quickly, let alone a change in the same epistle?
Notice that within the space of 44 verses Paul reverses completely his stance on justification and righteousness through obedience to the law and commandments of God. Just 44 verses!
Answer for yourself: Did Paul teach "doing the Law" for justification AFTER THE CROSS in Romans 2:13? DEFINITELY YES!
Answer for yourself: Does Paul contradict himself in Romans 3:28? DEFINITELY YES!
Answer for yourself: So what are we to believe in the face of such contradictions of Paul when contrasted with the teachings of Yeshua and the other Apostles which teach otherwise than Paul?
Answer for yourself: Seeing this material for yourself, who are you going to believe for your salvation .Yeshua, Moses, and the Prophets and their message of salvation or Paul and his message whatever it is in its final form?
I Corinthians 6:11
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Yeshua, and by the Spirit of our God.
Please take note that the above verse says that those who "were" transgressors had been helped by the Christologic message of Paul and belief in his gospel which taught justification of the unGodly through belief in the death and resurrection of Yeshua for eternal life.
Answer for yourself: How did that happen?
Let us understand what is really being said by Paul in this verse. Let us remember that Paul has just previously taught in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 that the heathen who are guilty of the transgression of the Laws of God is led to death and separation from God, let alone the loss of eternal life. Having understood this, then we can understand his message intended for Non-Jews whereby he uses Yeshua literally as bait to get the Non-Jew to believe in Pauls Yeshua as a way for their eternal life. Let us understand that Paul used cunning (become all things to all men in order to win some) in not telling the heathen he has to accept the Torah right off the bat, but rather shrewdly uses this Pauline Yeshua and relaxation of the Torah in his effort to win converts from the heathen gradually. Because Pauls adherents among the Non-Jews, in patterning themselves after such a Jewish Rabbi and his ethical teachings, would gradually develop lives of ethical and moral conduct which would assure that they become more Godly than before. Such is repentance which is the first step in coming to God. Of course, if you give up evil you are closer to God, Christianity's way, Judaism's way, or any other way.
But there is one important difference from those who Paul was attempting to teach and you the reader of this article. You are not like the heathen, but rather, most likely have been raised in church most of your life. With your religious background and your love for God most of your life what excuse do we have not to obey God fully and choose those things which please him which I have demonstrated is His Law?
Luke 1:46-47,50-55, "And Mary said, My soul Both magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God, my Savior. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath helped his servant Israel in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever."
Answer for yourself: Did Mary, Yeshua' mother, call the God of Judaism, the same God who gave her People the Torah for salvation her Savior or did she, based on her new revelation, call her son Yeshua the new Savior?
Mary knew what most Christians dont. Thats because todays Christians have read and believe Paul more than the Gospels. God alone is the Savior not Yeshua or His Messiah. Hence, Jews have salvation by God the Father and need no second or alternate source of salvation. She spoke of God's greatness and His help of His servant, Israel. She spoke of God's message to Abraham's children, that the Covenant is eternal. This was the understanding of Mary after she was allegedly informed that she would have, according to the New Testament, a miraculous virgin birth and that the child would be the Messiah. As you surely can see, she spoke as a traditional, believing Jewish person, not the holy figure of Christianity.
Luke 1:6, (Luke) "And they (Zacharias and Elizabeth) were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless."
Answer for yourself: According to the New Testament does walking in the commandments and ordinances of the Lord allow a person to be blameless before God? It sure does.
Jews as well as Non-Jews can be free of sin, blameless, following the law of Moses, as exemplified by these two people. Therefore, we know according to the New Testament witness that the law does give justification for eternal life.
Again let us see what Paul has to say on the matter.
Romans 4:3, (Paul) "For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness."
Answer for yourself: You most likely have heard this passage your whole life. But do you know what believing truly consists of as spoken of in this verse?
Believe without response, or as James said it faith without works is dead is the meaning of the passage. Abraham believed God according to the revelation of God and RESPONDED because of that belief. He took his son to Mount Moriah to be offered to God. Abraham had faith and he had a concrete response to that faith. Consequently, righteousness in God's eyes is believing God's instructions and doing as God commands. In Abraham's situation, it was offering his son Isaac as a sacrifice. In our situation, it is obeying and following God's commandments in His Torah and His laws, not just believing they exist.
Answer for yourself: Do you find that following Gods commandments somewhat difficult or foolish to keep and observe since the vast majority of Christianity today teaches because of Paul that the Christian is no longer under the law but under a grace which allows him to break and not keep these laws at will?
Lets see what Paul has to say about being righteous and walking in the commandments and ordinances of God.
Answer for yourself: Is this Pauls doctrine as well and does he agree with Yeshua and the Apostles on this major issue? No, again we see where Paul contradicted the teachings of Yeshua.
Rom 3:20-22 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Yeshua Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Remembering what you previously read in the first article concerning the teachings of Yeshua, let us examine closely the above passage from Paul for contradictions to what both Yeshua, Moses, and the Prophets taught.
Answer for yourself: Who are we to believe? What do the other Apostles have to say?
I John 5:2-3, (John) ". . . we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous."
Earlier I stated that we love God by keeping his commandments. Now we see the second phase of the Greatest Commandment: loving His children and our neighbors. Notice also that ironically only by loving our neighbor are we actually loving God! Such loving of God and our neighbor requires fidelity to His laws, which are not hard to bear or perform. So, we read here in the New Testament that the commandments of the Torah are to be kept and can be kept. These laws should be observed to demonstrate our love of God and our fellow man.
Answer for yourself: Can I obey literally all of Gods laws?
It may be beyond human ability to perform all our duties to God, always and perfectly. But, God gave the commandments which are not hard to uphold, when you use all your good intentions with all your heart. Gods laws require your effort, not perfection.
Again let us look at Paul.
Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Yeshua
Again you should notice Paul is teaching a completely different message from what Yeshua, Moses, Prophets, and the Apostles taught. Again Paul stands alone in his belief. No where is any of Pauls theology can we find references to what Yeshua, Moses, the Prophets or other Apostles taught.
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Yeshua, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Again we see that Paul has a different way of salvation from what was taught by Yeshua, Moses, the Prophets, and the Apostles as demonstrated in the first article in this series. Paul stresses faith only for righteousness and not what Yeshua, Moses, the Prophets, and the other Apostles taught; namely walking in the commandments of God for righteousness.
Answer for yourself: Who are you going to trust for correct teaching for eternal life Paul or Yeshua, Moses, the Prophets, and the Apostles?
If you are honest with yourself up to now I have repeatedly shown you that Yeshuas message revolved around keeping the Commandments and ordinances of God. Yeshua both taught and knew for certain that love for God and those created in His image could only be accomplished by adhering to a standard of righteousness (Gods laws) set by God and not by man. Thus the need and availability of Gods laws and commandments, which when earnestly attempted to keep produces acceptance and salvation. Remember God requires our effort and not our perfection.
Again look at Paul and his views on the law.
Romans 7:12,14,16,22, (Paul) "Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. For we know that the law is spiritual: . . . I consent unto the law that it is good. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:"
I Timothy 1:8, (Paul) "But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;"
Answer for yourself: Does it stand to reason that God would need to replace something that is holy, just, spiritual, and good?
Answer for yourself: Did you notice that Paul even said that he delights in the law of God after the inward spirit?
2 Timothy 3:16-17, (Paul) "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that when Paul wrote this in his letter to Timothy that there was only the Jewish Scriptures (Law, Prophets, Writings) in existence and that the New Testament would not be canonized till 397 A.D. (almost 300 years later)?
Answer for yourself: Are you also aware that Paul is saying that the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings are, at the time of writing of this epistle which is around 30 years after Yeshuas death, profitable for DOCTRINE, REPROOF, CORRECTION, AND INSTRUCTION?
Answer for yourself: Dont you find it rather strange that something that is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction for the first church is considered passed away by todays church?
Answer for yourself: Are you aware that Pauls writings and his theology were not, even by him, considered Scripture?
You should not find these facts surprising since the creation of a New Testament or the creation of an alternate view of salvation and how to attain it was the furthermost thing from anyones mind at this time .except Pauls.
I Peter 1:25, (Peter) "But the word of the Lord (the Law, Prophets, and Writings) endureth for ever...."
Understanding when Peter wrote this Pauls teachings were very limited in scope and accepted by only a few. In fact scholars today teach us that in no time during Pauls life did he have over 50 adherents to his message. In fact Paul would later say all in Asia have forsaken me. All in Asia? This again shows you his message had a very limited scope since men from James continually followed him around to undo his teachings. Thus you can better understand why Paul was required to appear before James twice in his life. Literally this was to answer charges as seen in Acts 21:21: And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.
What I have demonstrated to you in this article is that Yeshua continually walked after the customs of Moses and the Prophets. Paul did not. Tragically we have grown up in Churches which did not follow Yeshua, the Prophets, or the customs as well. We grew up most likely in Churches that followed Paul and literally oppose the teachings of Yeshua, the Prophets, and the Apostles.
Answer for yourself: How are we to reconcile that the Law endures forever but your church teaches that Christ is the end of the Law and that the Law has ceased and that we are no longer under the Law but grace?
Amazingly, the verses presented above from the pen of the Apostle Paul and Peter affirm the validity of the laws and the commandments of the Torah. They are described as sacred and beneficial, effective and everlasting. So you must face the fact that after the cross Paul at one time believed the laws of God to be holy, just, spiritual and good. So did Peter for that matter.
Stop here and ask yourself this:
Answer for yourself: If the Torah is all these things of God, shouldn't the laws be performed and Biblical Judaism, which is the embodiment of such laws, be observed by all Jews and Non-Jews?
Romans 10:5, (Paul) "For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them."
Answer for yourself: Did you again notice that the Apostle Paul states in agreement with Moses that righteousness is of the law and that those do those things in the law shall live by them (eternal life)?
But again another conflict of Paul is seen below.
Romans 3: 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Answer for yourself: How are we to understand Pauls comments about a righteousness without the law in light of Yeshuas teachings that connect all righteousness with observance of the commandments?
Answer for yourself: How do you reconcile that Paul speaks of righteousness without the law in Romans 3:21 and righteousness which is of the law in Romans 10:5?
Answer for yourself: Are you willing to trust contradictions like this from Paul for your eternal life?
Answer for yourself: Although we are warned by Paul not to believe another gospel, is it not evident to you that in comparison to Yeshua and his message about eternal life that ironically it is Paul who teaches another gospel?
Answer for yourself: Which of the two teachings are we to trust for our eternal life as taught by Paul .the man which doeth those things (law) shall live (eternal life) by them [Romans 10:5] or [Rom 10:9] That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Yeshua, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved?
The Hebrew Bible teaches that the Torah's laws lead to virtue, which is rewarded by everlasting life. Paul, in this passage from Romans 10:5 admits that this is the message of Moses in the Holy Scriptures, who communicated God's will to the Hebrew people. Then he contradicts again this only 4 verses later!
James 5:16, (James) ". . . The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
I John 3:22, (John) "And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight."
Answer for yourself: Could some of our prayers not being answered and our lack of receiving what we ask of God be because we believe we are under grace and not under the law and commandments of God and dont attempt to know let alone keep as many of them as possible?
These two verses, from two different Apostles, show that keeping commandments and being righteous are connected. Both lead to God's hearing us, being pleased, and helping us. The verse quoted is very Judaic in nature, and that's a fact.
James 2:8, (James) "If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well:"
Answer for yourself: Is James telling us we do well if we fulfill and keep the law? Sure is.
A person is good if he obeys the golden rule as given in the law of Moses.
James 1:27, (James) "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."
Here is the golden rule made specific and said to be the basis of religious requirements. Also, to be pure from worldly evils in general makes for a religious person. These are Jewish ideas, totally.
Let us look again at Paul.
Galatians 3:21, (Paul) "Is the law then against the promise of God ? God forbid: forif there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law."
Here is where you have to read close as well as remember what you have already learned from reading Yeshua and the other Apostles regarding the law and its connection with eternal life. Strange as it may be to read, Paul is, in the first part of the verse anyway, seemingly lending support to the validity of the law of Moses. Now for a problem which most fail to grasp its significance. Paul is double-minded. Remember I told you that he contradicts not only himself but Yeshua and the other Apostles? Here again is another place where Paul deviates from the message of the other Apostles as well as the early church. For Paul says "if" the law could be effective Moses' law would suffice for salvation. Paul is in reality stating that it is his personal feeling that no such law exists which is connected to salvation. For Paul the condition if such a law existed indicates that such a law and condition does not exist at least for Paul!
Answer for yourself: What? Is this a complete reversal by Paul of what he has said previously in some of his other epistles let alone a complete contradiction of the teaching of Yeshua and the other Apostles? It sure is.
Answer for yourself: Well, have you with your own eyes earlier in this article already seen that Yeshua said that keeping the commandments is the path to salvation and the law is effective to this end? If you read the article you have. This produces quite a dilemma for the Christian.
Answer for yourself: Does Paul agree or disagree with the teachings of Yeshua regarding salvation and eternal life? He does not!
Therefore, Paul, if he "believes" Yeshua, must conclude that righteousness is obtained by ones effort to follow and pattern ones life after the Scriptural laws. But this is not the message of Paul therefore we must question if Paul really believed in Yeshua.
Notice that Paul actually contradicts Yeshua on this essential matter and, in effect, created Christianity's separation from its Hebraic roots in Judaism.
Paul claims that sin is not overcome, but is created, by the law. Ironically, it is Paul's teaching, not Yeshua', which invalidated the law for the budding Church. Such destroys the teachings of Yeshua and the other Apostles!
Let's read what Yeshua said about this kind of opposition. In Matthew 10:24 (Luke 6:40) (John 13:16) Yeshua said, "The disciple (Paul) is not above his master (Yeshua), nor the servant (Paul) above his lord (Yeshua)."
Answer for yourself: So we ask, whose statements take precedence Yeshuas or Pauls?
Answer for yourself: Who is to be believed Yeshua or Paul?
You have to decide that for yourself. We only desire to lay the materials out for you in such a way that you can make an intelligent decision.
Answer for yourself: What will you trust for your salvation the message of Yeshua or Paul?
Answer for yourself: Which is truly linked to eternal life and Gods salvation ..Christologics (believing in Yeshua) or Judaics (following the faith of Yeshua)?
Answer for yourself: What is the real message of salvation of God since the New Testament teaches two ways which are mutually exclusive of each other ..faith in Yeshua or adopting the faith of Yeshua?
Paul also writes as follows:
Romans 14:14, (Paul) "I know. . . that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean."
Certainly, this is true. Jews consider things unclean because God announced it in the Torah, not because they are unclean of themselves. The law of kashruth (kosher) is God's law, as detailed by those who seek Him. God's ordinances create uncleanliness, not the thing itself. And Jews and Non-Jews who want to please God and get close to Him keep the kosher laws. This is what God desires of us.
Romans 3:1-2, (Paul) "What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God."
Romans 9:4, Romans 10:2, (Paul) "Who are Israelites: to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises: For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God . . ."
Romans 11:29, (Paul) "For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance."
Acts 2:5 (Author) "And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men . . ."
Jews have a fervor for God and are devout, said Paul. In other words, Biblical Judaism promoted enthusiasm for God. Jews were given the Covenant, the law, the prophets, and the promises. Jews minister to God by being His Chosen People. There is benefit, much benefit, in being Jewish. Paul even bolsters the firm foundation of the Torah, God's gift, lasting for eternity, without God changing His mind, without repenting of His Torah. That is what Paul actually said.
Notice that Paul, however, in a complete reversal of what he said elsewhere, is recorded to having believed that all these positive features of being Jewish are canceled, and of no avail, due to the Jew's lack of belief in Yeshua the Christ. We will leave Paul's reasoning and reversal to others. Instead, we ask you to keep in mind his positive appreciation of Judaism. And also remember that Yeshua said, in effect, that Judaism is of God. Yeshua, himself, taught that "Jews for Judaism" is the way even for the Non-Jew. We have shown abundant evidence of this in our present article.
Answer for yourself: Who is the authority you choose, Yeshua or Paul?
Ephesians 6:2-3, (Paul) "Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth."
Matthew 15:4 (Mark 7:10), "For God commanded (Moses said), saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death."
These verses are Paul's and Yeshua' utterances, condemning anyone who doesn't bestow honor upon his parents, as taken from the Ten Commandments. This means dutifully regarding them and respecting them, and implicitly honoring your heritage as well. This commandment is considered important enough to be put forward separately. Therefore, shaming your parents and their teaching by turning from them and the God of their heritage is prohibited and deserving of worldly death as well as loss of life in the hereafter. This is also what we read elsewhere in the New Testament.
Luke 5:37-39, "And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better."
Yeshua's saying appears to fit Judaism and its offspring, Christianity. To carry this analogy through, the new wine, Christianity, should not be placed into the old, Judaism. This, of course, is just what happened. In order for it to be good, the new should be nurtured separately. Both are then properly maintained, the old as it should be and the new as it should be. This did not occur. Sadly, the new has caused great harm to the old by claiming to succeed it, while mixing with it. And the new, by so doing, has harmed itself. Isn't that the proper conclusion to be drawn? Taken one step further, Yeshua also said that those who know the old, Judaism, prefer it.
Answer for yourself: Shouldn't you, as a Non-Jew and most likely a follower of Yeshua, prefer it too?
Answer for yourself: Whose teachings will you trust to lead you to eternal life Pauls [which are filled with contradictions of Yeshua, Moses, the Prophets, the Torah, as well as the other followers and Apostles of Yeshua who knew him personally and walked with him 40 days after his resurrection], or Yeshuas [which agree totally with Moses and the Prophets and which contains not one contradiction among them]?
I would think having read this article it is rather obvious.
Since now you have seen for yourself that Yeshua's and Paul's way of salvation differ, then you should be asking yourself "Why"? What you will come to see if you continue your diligent search for truth is that the New Testament documents which you have relied upon since your childhood as "received from God" are no such thing at all. Upon close scrutiny you will come to find that they are a collection of both truth and error; the problem is discerning one from the other. As you have already seen we cannot have two conflicting paths to salvation. There are many other discrepancies contained within these documents; many of which go unnoticed by those who do not devote a considerable amount of time for study into these areas. We at Bet Emet Ministries have and continue to do so in order to present you, our readers, the absolute best of scholarship in these areas in hopes you will be led to the truth before you die. Your rewards and standing in the World to Come hinges upon it. We realize that the reason for so much confusion today in the Christian community stems for the multiple contradictions within the New Testament which blurs "the faith once given to the saints". It is our hope by revealing to you the hundreds of misquotations of the Jewish Scriptures, the numerous Jewish Scriptures taken out of context by the New Testament writes to serve their own anti-Semitic agendas, and the gross mistranslations contained within it as well that you might come to see the truth for yourself.....Yeshua was not a Christian and does not want you to follow such Gentile Christian doctrines that destroy the Sabbath, the Biblical Festivals, Monotheism, true righteous giving of the Tithe, true spiritual warfare, etc. Today we have a collection of writings that billions of people have accepted as "authoritative" for their faith and practice which are anything but that. If you have the courage to continue your study...you will be shocked, saddened, broken, and ashamed before you finish. You will see for yourself the greatest deception foisted upon mankind by the Roman Religious Establishment....a substitute faith that opposes what the real Yeshua believed at almost every turn of his life. You might be saying to yourself now: "those are big charges...can he prove it"? I would only ask that you prayerfully study and use the intellect that God has given you to see if what I say does not add up. You will never be sorry you did, and eternally grateful you continued in this rather difficult study. Shalom and may the LORD'S blessings overtake you.