by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
FIRST BELIEVERS IN JESUS WERE JEWISH!
first believers in Jesus Christ were Jewish. They were called
"Maaminim" and comprised a spiritual movement within the scope
of Judaism - The Maaminim had their own synagogues - and preached the 'Besorah'
(Good News) of salvation.
H.H. Goldberg states, "Besides the Perushim (Pharisees), Tzedukim
(Sadducees) and Essenes, the 'Maaminim' - were an integral part of the
Temple community and 'Ha-aam Hayehudi' (the Jewish people)".
For the first eight years after the resurrection of Jesus, the 'Maaminim'
ministered exclusively to Jews.
deacon, Phillip, broke tradition
by preaching in Samaria, among that city’s Jewish-extracted, mixed-race
population. Cornelius’ household were the first Romans to accept the
gospel - two years later - when ‘Shimon bar Yonah’ (St. Peter)
preached to them.
‘Shaul of Tarsus’, a fanatical Pharisee, crusading to
exterminate the ‘Maaminim’, met Jesus of Nazareth - in a bright light
- on the Damascus Road and was converted.
PAUL MOST EFFECTIVE
the evangelists, he was the most effective in converting the heathen.
Gentile believers became known as Christians and their houses of worship,
churches (hebrew fem. of synagogue).
the Jerusalem Council-A.D. 50, the ‘Maaminim’ accepted gentile
believers into fellowship - without embracing Jewish customs and
disciples - except refraining from idolatry.
‘Maaminim’ grew so large that in A.D. 90, Gamaliel II called the ‘Yavneh
Council’ of rabbis to stem the growth of the new Jewish movement.
It was decreed that a disparaging verse against the ‘Maaminim’ be
included in the ‘Amidah’ (central prayer in synagogue
INCREASED ON THE JEWISH
persecution increased when Rabbi Akiba declared ‘Shimon bar Kochba’ -
who led an insurrection against the Romans from A.D. 132 to 135 - the
Messiah. The ‘Maaminim’ remonstrated saying, “There is no
Mashiach - except Yeshua”.
bar Kochba’s “messiahship” was later repudiated by Jewish leaders,
but the breach with the ‘Maaminim’ remained. Whatever happened to the
Jewish believers? Why did the ‘Maaminim’ - who continued until the
fifth century - disappear?
HISTORICAL RECORD EXPOSES ONE OF CHRISTIANITY’S MOST SHAMEFUL CHAPTERS.
THE UNRIGHTEOUS TREATMENT OF JESUS’ FIRST FOLLOWERS AND GOD’S CHOSEN
PEOPLE. WHAT PERSECUTING JEWS FAILED TO DO - DESTROY THE ‘MAAMINIM’ -
PROUD, BIASED AND SPITEFUL GENTILE CHRISTIANS SUCCEEDED BY THEIR HATE AND
preachers had converted many pagans to Christ. But after the first
century, gentile Christians - who had become dominant - began to
persecute their Jewish brethren!
FATHERS DEMANDED JEWISH BELIEVERS RENOUNCE THEIR JEWISH PRACTICES
fathers and clergy demanded that Jewish believers renounce their Jewish
observances and practices. They forgot that the ‘Maaminim’ in
A.D. 50 embraced them - on the basis of their belief in Jesus - without
they demanded that the Jews change their customs - as the basis for
salvation. (Romans 11)
the ‘Maaminim’, Irenaeus wrote: “They circumcise their sons,
observe their holidays and customs of the Law and lead a life as Jews and
love Jerusalem as if it were the House of God”.
BEGINS IN A.D. 325 BY NICEAN COUNCIL
A.D. 325 Nicean Council, with 318 bishops present - no Jews - changed the
Resurrection Day from the 14th day of Nisan to a perpetual Sunday. Hence
the gap between Passover (Pesach) and Easter. Note the anti-Semitism: “We
ought not, therefore, to have anything in common with the Jews...our
worship follows a...more convenient course...we desire dearest brethren,
to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jews...How,
then, could we follow these Jews, who are almost certainly blinded”.
Vita. Const. Further humiliations were decreed against the Jews at the
Laodicean Synod (A.D. 343-381): “It is not lawful to receive unleavened
bread from the Jews, nor to be partakers of their impiety” (Cannon
538 - JEWS MAY NOT APPEAR IN COMPANY OF CHRISTIANS
Third Synod of Orleans (A.D. 538) ordered: “From the Thursday before
Easter for four days, Jews may not appear in the company of Christians”
COUNCIL A.D. 692 - No priestly order or layman may eat unleavened
bread of Jews
Quinisext Council (A.D. 692) stated: “Let no one in the priestly order
nor any layman eat the unleavened bread of the Jews, nor have any
familiar intercourse with them, nor summon them in illness, nor receive
medicines from them, nor bathe with them; but if anyone shall take in
hand to do so, if he is a cleric, let him be deposed, but if a layman,
let him be cut off” (Cannon II).
INVENTED SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE TUE ISRAEL
(died ca. A.D. 165), invented the doctrine that Christians are the true
Israel and that the Church must reject its Jewish past, His ‘Dialogue
with Tryphon’ was riddled with falseness against the Jews.
CALLED CAINS, MURDERERS & NOT CHOSEN PEOPLE OF GOD
(A.D. 150-225) stated that the Jews were the Cains, the murderers, and
“were rejected as the Chosen People of God”. - ‘Adversus Judaeos’.
(A.D. 184-253) declared the Jews dangerous enemies of Christians, and
stirred up the pagans against them.
(A.D. 342-420) wrote that the Law was God’s deliberate trick to destroy
Bishop Epiphanius (died ca. A.D. 403), declared Jewish believers -
heretics - because they observed Jewish holy days. St. Chrysostom (A.D.
345-407) called the synagogue “a brothel, home of vice, refuge of
the devil, citadel of Satan”. He stated “God hates the Jews
and has always done so”.
these false statements about the Jews contradict the Holy Scriptures that
remind us of God’s great love for Israel and His Chosen People, the
DEMAND CONFISCATE & BURN ALL JEWISH BOOKS
A.D. 1236, Pope Gregory commanded all church officials in France,
England, Spain and Portugal to confiscate Jewish books on the
first Saturday of Lent. Subsequent to the decree of A.D. 1242, thousands
of volumes - filling 24 wagons - were publicly burned in Paris.
A.D. 1259, a synod of the archdiocese in Mainz ordered Jews to wear
yellow badges. In A.D. 1434, Jewish men in Augsburg had to sew yellow
buttons to their clothes. Across Europe, Jews were forced to wear a long
undergarment, an overcoat with a yellow patch, bells and tall pointed
yellow hats with a large button on them.
LUTHER - TERRIBLE TREATMENT OF THE JEWS
Luther - the great reformer - was no better than the popes, in his
treatment of the Jews!
A.D. 1543, Martin Luther wrote in ‘On the Jews and Their Lies’:
“What shall we do with this rejected, damned Jewish people? I will give
my true counsel. First that their synagogues and schools should be set on
fire.. Second, that also their houses be demolished and destroyed.
Third that their prayer books and Talmuds be confiscated... Fourth,
that, under penalty of death, their rabbis be forbidden to teach...that
their freedom to travel be restricted...and all their money and valuable
in gold and silver be taken”.
AND THE HOLOCAUST
HOLOCAUST WAS A CULMINATION OF 1800 YEARS OF ANTI-SEMITISM BY EARLY
CHURCH BISHOPS, MEDIEVAL POPES AND PROTESTANT REFORMERS!
God forgive the Church for all the hatred, bias and erroneous teaching
that has fueled the perverse anti-Semitic prejudices for so long.
Council of the Evangelical Church met in Stuttgart, Germany - October,
1945. Lutheran clergymen went on record as saying: “We are bound to
our (German) people not only in a community of suffering but also in a
solidarity of guilt. With heavy pain we say: Through us, unending
misfortune was brought to many”.
the German Bishops’ Conference - June 11, 1961 - ordered that a special
prayer for forgiveness concerning the murdered Jews, should be offered in
all Catholic churches in Germany for “the immeasurable guilt which
cannot be blotted out by human penance”.
JOHN XXII PRAYS PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS FOR TREATMENT OF JEWS
John XXIII prayed the following prayer of repentance, shortly before his
death June 3, 1961: “We now recognize that many, many centuries of
blindness have covered our eyes so that we no longer see the beauty of
Your Chosen People and in their face no longer recognize the features of
our first-born brother.
realize that the sign of Cain is marked on our forehead. For centuries,
Abel was lying in blood and tears because we forgot Your love. Forgive us
the damnation we pronounced unjustly upon the name of the Jews.
us for having crucified You a second time in their flesh. For we knew not
what we were doing.”
is most unfortunate, that after all the sufferings the Jews have
experienced - much of it at the hands of the Roman Church - that it took
the Vatican so long to finally recognize Israel as a nation.
doubt the very recent “turn around” resulted in the Pope’s
proposed journey to Jerusalem!
JOHN PAUL II - BEING THE CONSUMMATE POLITICIAN THAT HE IS - REALIZED THE
NEED TO DO SO IN ORDER TO BE INVITED TO ISRAEL BEFORE HIS DEATH. IN ANY
EVENT, THE VATICAN WAS FORCED TO FINALLY CHANGE THEIR BIGOTED AND
PREJUDICED ATTITUDE TOWARD ISRAEL!
the rebirth of the Jewish State however, there is also a re-emergence of
the ‘Maaminim’, in Israel.
since hundreds of thousands of Jews have returned to Israel during this
past decade (some of them born again, spirit-filled Christians from South
America & Eastern Europe) the Evangelical Christian Church is growing
rapidly in Israel. Praise God!
H.H. Goldberg, spirit-filled rabbi of a Los Angeles Maaminim congregation
says, “A true Jew is committed to God, to the land of Israel and to
the Jewish people. And many Jews today believe in Jesus as their Mashiach”.
THE JEWS &
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the people of any country and this includes Ukraine in the
full sense - can decide their fate," Putin told reporters after
meeting Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer.
can play the role of a mediator, but one must not meddle and apply
pressure," Putin said in a tacit reference to Western countries,
which have been taking part in negotiations to defuse the Ukraine crisis.
the eve of the Supreme Court's ruling Friday, Putin had ridiculed
Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko's call for a repeat of the
bitterly disputed runoff - again staking his position clearly on the side
of Yushchenko's rival for office, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.
Western countries have issued veiled criticism of Russia for what they
contend was meddling in Ukrainian politics. Last week, President Bush
said any new election in Ukraine should be free from outside interference
- in remarks apparently directed at Russia.
left open how Russia will react to the repeat runoff, scheduled for Dec.
he said:""Of course we will ... accept the will of any nation
in the former Soviet space, and will work with any elected leader."
comment suggested Russia could accept the runoff result, but his
criticism of changing laws and his past congratulations of Yanukovych as
the winner left it unclear whether the Kremlin considers the new vote
will reflect the will of Ukraine's deeply divided people.
rejected Western accusations, saying Russia acted "absolutely
correctly" in disputes throughout the former Soviet Union. He
suggested forces in the West were seeking to create new divisions in
Europe for their political purposes.
don't want, as in Germany, for us to divide Europe into Westerners and
Easterners, into first-class and second-class people, where the
first-class people have the opportunity to live by stable, democratic
laws and the second category of people are those with, to speak
metaphorically, dark political skin," Putin said.
said the second-class people would be subjected to "a nice but stern
man in a helmet who will show them under what political understanding
they must live. And if, God forbid, the ungrateful foreigner resists, he
will be punished with bombs and missiles, as it was in Belgrade."
I consider completely unacceptable."
vehemently objected to the 1999 NATO bombing campaign against
Yugoslavia, Russia's ally, which badly damaged Russia's relations with
NATO and particularly the United States. Resentment persists over the
assault, which ended Serbian forces' crackdown on separatist ethnic
Albanians in Kosovo.
delivered his comments as EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and other
mediators headed to Kiev for new talks with Ukrainian leaders.
Brussels, EU spokeswoman Emma Udwin said the 25-nation bloc was not
seeking to create new divisions over Ukraine.
are not meddling in Ukraine; OSCE observers were invited in,"
she said, referring to the Organization for Security and Cooperation (news
sites) in Europe, an election-monitoring agency.
suggested voters in Ukraine were now under pressure to support the pro-Yushchenko
opposition, which has put hundreds of thousands of protesters in the
streets and has won the support of many Western countries and
course, it is completely unacceptable for threats to be addressed to
people that leave them with no choice, when one of the political leaders
says that 'whatever happens, whatever the result of elections, we will
take power - including by force," Putin said. "This is
not just pressure, it is scaring people."
Ukrainian opposition warned repeatedly before the court ruling that they
were prepared to take "immediate adequate actions" if the
government tried to drag out the political crisis - an apparent hint at
more radical measures.
the court ruling, Yushchenko has called supporters not to leave their
demonstration in Kiev's Independence Square.
an interview with Britain's Sunday Telegraph, he spoke more forcefully.
the old regime tries to interfere in any way and tries to defy the will
of the people and of parliament, we will simply storm our way into the
Cabinet office. This is what the people expect," Yushchenko was
quoted as saying.
THE RUSSIANS ?
By Pastor Max
President Jimmy Carter said, "The thing that disappointed me the
most was that Leonid Brezhnev lied to me." How naive can you
1992 BORIS YELTSIN STATED BEFORE US CONGRESS & THE WORLD -
"WE HAVE LIED TO YOU FOR 70 YEARS"
1992, Russian President Boris Yeltsin stated before the US Congress and
the world: "We have lied to you for 70 years. I promise you no more
Yeltsin with all his weaknesses (booze, etc) was probably the most honest
leader Russia has had. And it is difficult to know what President Putin
will do now, given the arrogance of NATO and the European Union and his
expertise in information gathering!
Russia is out for vindication, revenge & respect is no secret! When
you consider that Russia is now viewed as 'not much better' than a
Third World Country -with a vast deteriorating and dangerous
stock-pile of nuclear weapons - which constantly has to resort to
bailouts and handouts from the West, just to keep afloat, then we begin
to understand that country.
MOTHER BEAR BEREFT OF HER CUBS IS VERY DANGEROUS
having lost control of most of the former Soviet Union’s Republics and
having trouble holding on to the ones she still has (e.g. Chechnya), is
with Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia soon to enter the NATO Pact, the
Russians are feeling frustrated, angry, humiliated and isolated!
BOMBINGS OF YUGOSLAVIA WAS THE BOOST THAT RUSSIA BADLY NEEDED
terrific anger boiled over in Russia, Ukraine, Belerus and even Greece
during NATO’s horrific out-of-control bombing & missile attacks on
an independent sovereign nation in Europe - who had been our ALLY during
two world wars - while Albania & Croatia joined in with the Nazis!
arrogance of NATO terribly upset China and other nations as well. And the
lies that were told by President Clinton & NATO spokesmen justifying
the war, together with outrageous lies about the damage inflicted upon
the Serbian Military Machine, ARE NOW BEING EXPOSED!
constant ferocious bombardment of Yugoslavia, destroying power grids, oil
depots, water facilities, automobile factories, bridges, buses, trains,
schools, prisons, hospitals and even cemeteries made the Russian’s
the height of the inhumane campaign and after NATO murdered in cold blood
- premeditated murder - nearly 20 civilians at the television station,
68,000 young Russians who had been evading conscription into the army,
joined up to fight NATO!
think that great anti-Communist Aleksander Solzhenitsyn said it best?
“I don’t see any difference in the behaviour of NATO and of Hitler.
NATO wants to erect its own order in the world and it needs Yugoslavia
simply as an example: We’ll punish Yugoslavia and the whole rest of the
world will tremble.”
CLINTON TOLD THE TRUTH FOR ONCE
Clinton told the truth for once when he elaborated: "If we’re
going to have a strong economic relationship that includes our ability to
sell around the world, Europe has got to be the key; That’s what this
Kosovo thing is all about..it's globalism versus tribalism."
war had nothing to do with refugees. As a matter of fact, it was NATO who
created most of the refugees - It had to do with the economy and
the New World Order!
Russians were outraged. The speaker of the Russian Duma stated:
"Yugoslavia annoys NATO because it conducts an independent policy,
does not want to join NATO and has an attractive geographic
CHRISTIANS SLAUGHTERED BY MUSLIMS ASK, "WHY NOT PROTECT US"?
Lindsay reports in 'Christ For The Nations' (October 1999):
Coptic (Christian) American Union blasted the US official (Balkans)
position...which seems to favor Muslims against.. Christians...Our women
are raped, our children kidnapped, our community being ethnic cleansed by
a government which is receiving US foreign aid".
from Jerusalem - 6/99). WHY NOT US? "In Beirut, … the World
Maronite (Christian) Union said, "Why is the US government
mobilizing to solve the issue of Kosovo by bombing Orthodox Serbia, while
we Christians of Lebanon were invaded by the Syrian army in 1990 with
total US endorsement?'
Mohammed…for the South Sudan (Christian) Movement in America
said…“In South Sudan, we lost 2.5 million people, mostly Christians
because of…Islamic attacks…Yet we never saw US fighter bombers in our
skies…Are white Muslims more valuable than Black Christians”?
Madison of Open Doors says Saudi Arabia "has the dubious title of
being the world’s worst persecutor of Christians, closely followed by
Afghanistan, Sudan and China." Assist Communications -
Lindsay writes: "In Desert Storm, the US went to war with Iraq to
protect the Saudis; our soldiers are still there! Why does the US
continue to support countries that are antagonistic toward Christians?
a National Post, June 23, 1999 article titled, 'Globalism's First
Victim', author David Orchard writes: The idea that NATO attacked
Yugoslavia to solve a humanitarian crisis is about as credible as
Germany's claim in 1939 that it was invading Poland to prevent
"Polish atrocities." The United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR) reported the first registered refugees out of Kosovo
on March 27 - three days after the bombing began. Civilian casualties
after 21 days of bombing exceeded all casualties on both sides in Kosovo
in the three months before the war.
an all out effort to convince public opinion that Yugoslavia deserved the
onslaught, Western politicians and media are churning out endless
accusations of Serb atrocities, while the proven and infinitely greater
atrocities of NATO- launching an aggressive war, using internationally
outlawed cluster bombs and firing depleted uranium ammunition into
Yugoslavia - are buried."
did NATO attack Yugoslavia and why are Serbs - Canada's staunch allies in
both world wars, with 1.5 million dead resisting Hitler's Nazis and
Italian fascism - being demonized?"
19th-century wars were over trade. When the United States invaded Canada
in 1812, Andrew Jackson declared, 'We are going to...vindicate our right
to a free trade, and open markets...and to carry the Republican standard
to the Heights of Abraham.' In 1839, Britain demanded China accept its
opium and attacked when China said no. When Thailand refused British
trading demands in 1849, Britain 'found its presumption unbounded' and
decided 'a better-disposed King be placed on the throne...and through
him, we might, beyond doubt, gain all we desire'."
1999, NATO said it was attacking Yugoslavia to force it to sign the
Rambouillet 'peace agreement' (even though the Vienna Convention states
that any treaty obtained by force or the threat of force is void)."
Rambouillet stipulated: 'The economy of Kosovo shall function in
accordance with free-market principles', and 'There shall be no
impediments to the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital
to and from Kosovo'.
THE RUSSIANS TRUST US?
we trust the Russians? I don't think so! The Word of God tells us that
one day Russia will join with Germany, Turkey, Ethiopia, Libya & Iran
and they will march against Israel. (read Ezekiel 38 & 39)
God will then fight for her people as He did in the Yom Kippur War (1973)
when Arab commanders left their tanks fully operational with motors
running: as they fled in fear. When they were interrogated, the Arab
prisoners related how they had seen men dressed in white flowing garments
with flaming swords - no doubt angels of God - so they fled for their
& THE EUROPEAN UNION HAVE ONE GOAL - TO SET UP THE NEW WORLD ORDER
THE RUSSIANS TRUST US? Definitely not! NATO and the European Union have
one goal and that is to set up the New World Order and inadvertently have
made everything ready for the Antichrist when he arrives on the scene!
thing is certain: President Clinton and NATO have put into place the
Armed Force that the European Union needed and couldn't organize until
the Yugoslavia War. It will eventually become the Anti-Christ's 'Armed
Forces'. That is how close we are to the Coming of Jesus!
IS COMING TO THIS WICKED WORLD
reports confirm that Russian generals were involved in Ethiopia's victory
over Eritrea. And Russia is helping Iran to build a nuclear reactor!
companies have been deeply involved for the past decade or so supplying
Saddam Hussein of Iraq with materials and technology in his building of
facilities that produce poisonous gas and bacterial agents for germ
warfare, with their government looking the other way!
is heavily into re-arming due to fear of North Korea, China has stolen
all USA's vital nuclear secrets - atomic, neutron & hydrogen bombs -
and recently two laptop computers, with the CODE WORD for their atomic
secrets, spy networks and the 'Mother Lode' of the world's most advanced
technology - have been stolen from their top security labs!
the European Union (EU) has made it known that they do not need the USA
or NATO any longer. They now have their own 'Armed Forces' capable of
settling all conflicts in Europe - even in Ukraine - as well as North
Korea, if necessary!
historians believe that the Clinton Whitehouse will go down in history as
the most corrupt of any in the USA.
ironic when you consider the mindset of Americans: "After his
impeachment by the US Congress, President Bill Clinton was voted the most
admired man in that country; even though only one out of every ten
surveyed said they believed he was trustworthy & honest"!
JUDGMENT OF ALMIGHTY GOD IS GOING TO FALL UPON THIS WORLD
JUDGMENT OF GOD is about to fall upon this wicked world and the USA with
their greed, corruption & perversion are going to be in the forefront
of the judgment because of their sin.
here in Canada, we’re not far behind. O’ God help us is my prayer!
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