"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21

paganism

Jesus/Yeshu: The Lamb of Baal and the Essence of Paganism

July 9, 2011

by Orach HaEmet ‘At the next day, Yochanan saw Yeshu coming to him, and he said: Behold the Lamb of g-d which takes away the sin of the world’. -Gospel of John 1:29 1.                  Introduction. Recently, I argued with a person of “messianic” faith (hebraized evangelical christianism) who told me that as a Jew I had […]

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Speaking In Tongues Not Necessarily Christian: Widespread In Heathen Religions

July 8, 2011

By John R. Rice Passage from Dr. John R. Rice’s excellent book, The Charismatic Movement, on pages 136-139: Some Christians talk in tongues. So do some Mormons, some devil-possessed spiritists, heathen witch doctors in Africa and Asia. Ages ago many heathen religions talked in tongues. It is not of itself necessarily of God. In his […]

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Q & A: Coping With Christmas

June 21, 2011

Question:  Hello, Rabbi.  I hope Hashem has been blessing your work and family.  As you may recall, I am a former Christian who is now living as a Noahide and considering conversion to Judaism.  I am confronted again with the Christian holiday season and am starting to encounter some uncomfortable situations at home since my […]

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“What Profit has not that Fable of Christ Brought Us!” – Pope Leo X 1513 -1521

June 10, 2011

There are no original documents. Nobody knows who wrote the Gospels, when they were written or what originally was written. What we have are copies of copies of copies. When the Roman Empire decided to institutionalize Christianity they crushed other existing religions in order to gain territory and wealth. This involved genocide and cultural eradication. […]

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Christianity, Mithras and Rome …

June 9, 2011

Pre-existing Legends and the Gospels The Roman dogma is a mixture of historical and pre-existing themes. Mithraism, a religion derived from Zoroastrism, was very popular in Rome at the same time that Christianity was spreading. Mithras was believed to be the son of the sun, sent to the earth to rescue humankind. Two centuries before […]

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Pagan Saviours of Humanity

May 9, 2011

Introduction: There are many dozens of events in the gospels that are very similar, or identical, to incidents which appeared centuries before, in the stories of Pagan hero/saviors. These “god-men” were worshiped by the priesthood and laity of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern religions. Modern-day conservative Christians generally discount the similarities between gospel and pagan stories. […]

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