Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Torah Torah Torah, by Peter Thalhofer

My good friend, Peter Thalhofer spoke last night at El Shaddai Ministries saying at one point, Martin Luther's book, "The Jews & Their Lies" [Paraphrasing] was horrific, you wonder why a Hitler type had not happened long before Hilter as a result of Luther's book.  Peter has recently published a new book which I have written about previously on my blog. TORAH, TORAH, TORAH is Peter's first attempt at writing a book. He has done a good job.

When addressing Martin Luther,  Peter is absolutely correct. Those of us who have read this book know too that Hitler used this book as a playbook in his evil desire to murder every Jew in Europe. But did you also know that many of the celebrated, often quoted "Church Fathers" taught hatred and disdain for anything Jewish? Do you realize that much of what they taught, translated, and placed into the teaching of the Gospel is ingrained in theological institutions around the globe? Do you also realize that the roots of  antisemitism are well established in the doctrines of much of Christianity...the bedrock of much of Catholicism? 

I said to Peter, "Your book is harsh!" My thinking is that...Peter has placed into this work historical truth which much of the "Church" never revisits. My experience tells me that most of the Christian world will see this work as harsh..
Peter's book is a must read for those wanting to understand what happened between the King of the Jews and the Christ of the Church. We need to go back to the Law, Kingdom Law, and unravel what we have been taught verses what Yehovah is doing through....Israel. Peter's book helps us to do this.

Concerning the "Church Fathers"
I have read a plethora of hateful dissertations from many of the celebrated church fathers against the Jews. I cross referenced the lives of the following historical church fathers with the hateful treatment of anything Jewish. What became a stark reality is that many of the pogroms against the Jews happened during the lives of these very church fathers. 

Anti-Semitism of the "Church Fathers"

Source: http://www.yashanet.com/library/fathers.htm  Ignatius Bishop of Antioch (98-117A.D.) – Epistle to the Magnesians
For if we are still practicing Judaism, we admit that we have not received God’s favor…it is wrong to talk about Jesus Christ and live like Jews. For Christianity did not believe in Judaism, but Judaism in Christianity.

"Epistle of Barnabas" Chapter 4vs 6-7 (between 130A.D. and 138 A.D.)
Take heed to yourselves and be not like some piling up you sins and saying that the covenant is theirs as well as ours. It is ours, but they lost it completely just after Moses received it.

Justin Martyr - Dialogue with Trypho (Between 138A.D. and 161 A.D.)
We too, would observe your circumcision of the flesh, your Sabbath days, and in a word, all you festivals, if we were not aware of the reason why they were imposed upon you, namely, because of your sins and the hardness of heart.
 The custom of circumcising the flesh, handed down from Abraham, was given to you as a distinguishing mark, to set you off from other nations and from us Christians. The purpose of this was that you and only you might suffer the afflictions that are now justly yours; that only your land be desolated, and you cities ruined by fire, that the fruits of you land be eaten by strangers before your very eyes; that not one of you be permitted to enter your city of Jerusalem. Your circumcision of the flesh is the only mark by which you can certainly be distinguished from other men…as I stated before it was by reason of your sins and the sins of your fathers that, among other precepts, God imposed upon you the observence of the sabbath as a mark.

Origen of Alexandria (185-254 A.D.) – A ecclesiastical writer and teacher who contributed to the early formation of Christian doctrines.
We may thus assert in utter confidence that the Jews will not return to their earlier situation, for they have committed the most abominable of crimes, in forming this conspiracy against the Savior of the human race…hence the city where Jesus suffered was necessarily destroyed, the Jewish nation was driven from its country, and another people was called by God to the blessed election.

John Chrysostom (344-407 A.D.) – One of the "greatest" of church fathers; known as "The Golden Mouthed." A missionary preacher famous for his sermons and addresses.
The synagogue is worse than a brothel…it is the den of scoundrels and the repair of wild beasts…the temple of demons devoted to idolatrous cults…the refuge of brigands and dabauchees, and the cavern of devils. It is a criminal assembly of Jews…a place of meeting for the assassins of Christ… a house worse than a drinking shop…a den of thieves, a house of ill fame, a dwelling of iniquity, the refuge of devils, a gulf and a abyss of perdition."…"I would say the same things about their souls… As for me, I hate the synagogue…I hate the Jews for the same reason.
From "The Roots of Christian Anti-Semitism" by Malcolm Hay

St. Augustine (c. 354-430 A.D.), Confessions, 12.14
How hateful to me are the enemies of your Scripture! How I wish that you would slay them (the Jews) with your two-edged sword, so that there should be none to oppose your word! Gladly would I have them die to themselves and live to you!

Peter the Venerable – known as "the meekest of men, a model of Christian charity"
Yes, you Jews. I say, do I address you; you, who till this very day, deny the Son of God. How long, poor wretches, will ye not believe the truth? Truly I doubt whether a Jew can be really human… I lead out from its den a monstrous animal, and show it as a laughing stock in the amphitheater of the world, in the sight of all the people. I bring thee forward, thou Jew, thou brute beast, in the sight of all men.
 From "The Roots of Christian Anti-Semitism" by Malcolm Hay

Martin Luther – 1543
On The Jews and Their Lies
What then shall we Christians do with this damned, rejected race of Jews? Since they live among us and we know about their lying and blasphemy and cursing, we can not tolerate them if we do not wish to share in their lies, curses, and blasphemy. In this way we cannot quench the inextinguishable fire of divine rage nor convert the Jews. We must prayerfully and reverentially practice a merciful severity. Perhaps we may save a few from the fire and flames [of hell]. We must not seek vengeance. They are surely being punished a thousand times more than we might wish them. Let me give you my honest advice.
First, their synagogues should be set on fire, and whatever does not burn up should be covered or spread over with dirt so that no one may ever be able to see a cinder or stone of it. And this ought to be done for the honor of God and of Christianity in order that God may see that we are Christians, and that we have not wittingly tolerated or approved of such public lying, cursing, and blaspheming of His Son and His Christians.
Secondly, their homes should likewise be broken down and destroyed. For they perpetrate the same things there that they do in their synagogues. For this reason they ought to be put under one roof or in a stable, like gypsies, in order that they may realize that they are not masters in our land, as they boast, but miserable captives, as they complain of incessantly before God with bitter wailing.
Thirdly, they should be deprived of their prayer-books and Talmuds in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught.
Fourthly, their rabbis must be forbidden under threat of death to teach any more...
Fifthly, passport and traveling privileges should be absolutely forbidden to the Jews. For they have no business in the rural districts since they are not nobles, nor officials, nor merchants, nor the like. Let them stay at home...If you princes and nobles do not close the road legally to such exploiters, then some troop ought to ride against them, for they will learn from this pamphlet what the Jews are and how to handle them and that they ought not to be protected. You ought not, you cannot protect them, unless in the eyes of God you want to share all their abomination...
To sum up, dear princes and nobles who have Jews in your domains, if this advice of mine does not suit you, then find a better one so that you and we may all be free of this insufferable devilish burden - the Jews...
Let the government deal with them in this respect, as I have suggested. But whether the government acts or not, let everyone at least be guided by his own conscience and form for himself a definition or image of a Jew. When you lay eyes on or think of a Jew you must say to yourself: Alas, that mouth which I there behold has cursed and execrated and maligned every Saturday my dear Lord Jesus Christ, who has redeemed me with his precious blood; in addition, it prayed and pleaded before God that I, my wife and children, and all Christians might be stabbed to death and perish miserably. And he himself would gladly do this if he were able, in order to appropriate our goods...
Such a desperate, thoroughly evil, poisonous, and devilish lot are these Jews, who for these fourteen hundred years have been and still are our plague, our pestilence, and our misfortune.
I have read and heard many stories about the Jews which agree with this judgment of Christ, namely, how they have poisoned wells, made assassinations, kidnapped children, as related before. I have heard that one Jew sent another Jew, and this by means of a Christian, a pot of blood, together with a barrel of wine, in which when drunk empty, a dead Jew was found. There are many other similar stories. For their kidnapping of children they have often been burned at the stake or banished (as we already heard). I am well aware that they deny all of this. However, it all coincides with the judgment of Christ which declares that they are venomous, bitter, vindictive, tricky serpents, assassins, and children of the devil, who sting and work harm stealthily wherever they cannot do it openly. For this reason, I would like to see them where there are no Christians. The Turks and other heathen do not tolerate what we Christians endure from these venomous serpents and young devils...next to the devil, a Christian has no more bitter and galling foe than a Jew. There is no other to whom we accord as many benefactions and from whom we suffer as much as we do from these base children of the devil, this brood of vipers.
Translated by Martin H. Bertram, "On The Jews and Their Lies, Luther's Works, Volume 47"; Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971.

Martin Luther - 1543
Of The Unknowable Name and The Generations of Christ
But your [God’s] judgment is right, justus es Dominie. Yes, so shall Jews, but no one else be punished, who held your word and miracles in contempt and ridiculed, insulted and damned it for such a long time without interruption, so that they will not fall, like other humans, heathens and all the others, into sin and death, not up in Hell, nor in the middle of Hell but in the pit of Hell, as one cannot fall deeper...
Even if they were punished in the most gruesome manner that the streets ran with their blood, that their dead would be counted, not in the hundred thousands, but in the millions, as happened under Vespasian in Jerusalem and for evil under Hadrian, still they must insist on being right even if after these 1,500 years they were in misery another 1,500 years, still God must be a liar and they must be correct. In sum, they are the devil’s children, damned to Hell...
The Jews too got what they deserved. They had been called and elected to be God’s mouth as Jeremiah says...Open your mouth wide and I will fill it; they however, kept tightly closed their muzzles, eyes, ears, nose, whole heart and all senses, so he polluted and squirted them so full that it oozes from them in all places and devil’s filth comes from them.
Yes, that tastes good to them, into their hearts, they smack their lips like swine. That is how they want it. Call more: ‘Crucify him, crucify him.’ Scream more: ‘His blood come upon us and our children.’ (Matthew 27:25) I mean it came and found you...
Perhaps, one of the merciful Saints among us Christians may think I am behaving too crude and disdainfully against the poor, miserable Jews in that I deal with them so sarcastically and insulting. But, good God, I am much too mild in insulting such devils…

John Calvin
A Response To Questions and Objections of a Certain Jew
Their [the Jews] rotten and unbending stiffneckedness deserves that they be oppressed unendingly and without measure or end and that they die in their misery without the pity of anyone.
Excerpt from "Ad Quaelstiones et Objecta Juaei Cuiusdam Responsio," by John Calvin; The Jew in Christian Theology, Gerhard Falk, McFarland and Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC and London, 1931.

Why is this important to know and to understand?
A great deal of the doctrines of these men are institutionalized throughout,  "Church Psyche"
Moreover, a mindset of suspicion, rejection and superiority flourishes in much of Christian thought against anything Jewish. I have personally, for the last eight years watched a religious bigotry displayed with ease when mentioning anything Jewish while talking about the "Hebrew" scriptures. Most of us are totally unaware of just how ingrained this mindset is....

Skip Moen does by far the best presentation that I have seen trying to unravel and at times even, expose this bias. Like Peter's book and everything that I do addressing this very thing Skip Moen offers a fluidity of historical data supporting restoration of the facts.  Skip, by far adds a dynamic that every Christian should, at the very least consider. Please download for eight bucks ($8.00) the following lecture by Skip and please purchase Torah, Torah, Torah....

From Skip Moen's page:

Formation of the Christian Church

"The usual explanation of the formation of the Christian Church suggests that Christianity grew out of  first century Judaism.  But recent scholarship shows this to be wrong.  Christianity as a religion was created in opposition to the Jewish way of life of the first century.  It defined itself in terms that created the anti-Semitism of later centuries.This lecture series examines the political, economic and social environment of the Roman Empire before and after the birth and death of Yeshua as the essential background for understanding why and how the Christian Church was formed.  Following recent historical scholarship, these lectures go on to show that the men who created the Christian religion did so with deliberate anti-Semitic rhetoric and an intentional accommodation of the Roman lifestyle. These lectures will give you the real story behind the emergence of Christianity as one of the world’s most powerful religions.  But what you learn may shock and surprise you."

The reason this is so paramount to grasp is because the King of the Jews is coming! We all believe this. However, what we have to stop struggling with is this: He is not coming to revive, rapture or even resuscitate the church. Rather he is returning to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple and to teach Torah to the nations.

Isaiah 2:3
And many peoples shall go and say: 'Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; And He will teach us of His ways, And we will walk in His paths.' For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Micah 4:2 And many nations shall go and say: 'Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, And to the house of the God of Jacob; And He will teach us of His ways, And we will walk in His paths'; For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Historical pogroms and expulsions of the Jews: http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/expulsions.html

Historical Jewish Persecution:


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Peter said...

Dear Jeff, thank you for your always interesting posts. I appreciate your encouragement over the years and how effectively you communicate truth! Thank you for supporting my talk last night and for the past and present promotion you've done of my book. We are on the same page, trying to communicate the truth of Torah. Torah is for today, is what the Bible says. Some people are open, some have closed their minds and can only hear church tradition. Keep up the good work! Peter

Jeff Morton said...

Your very welcome and thank you my friend...You've written a very compelling, direct book concerning the restoration of all things..."Big Smile

Michael Ortega said...

Jeff: did you hear of the asteroid to pass earth on Oct. 31, much like you said you dreamed about! Also thank you for Jerusalem Jane interview and now follow her on facebook as well as you on un-coloring race. Sent donation to Jerusalem Jane will continue to help her! Praise God! Have you ever seen Dan Mohler on you tube, he has nothing to do with videos, he doesn't even own a computer or cell phone! Also read the Jewish Gospel of John, excellent to follow in your study of the Bible! Thank you for being such a beautiful brother from another mother, God bless your beautiful work of sharing!!!! MO & friends!