Rabbi Michael Trachtman believes that the best way to understand the Bible - the Old Testament - is to study it in its original language and meaning. If you want to understand the Hebrew Bible and its secrets - the best way is to learn it from the Jewish people who have been studying it for over 3300 years.
I would be very careful about learning the Bible or even the Olde Testament from certain of Jewish people unless one knew into much of what the Hebrews got involved.
It is the same for me about going to a Bible Seminary to learn Bible. I call many of them Bible Cemetery's where they bury the Bible under Gnostic Wise men philosophies.
Same thing with a Rabbi. Would the average person know or be savvy enough to tell when they are switching to commentaries such as the Talmud to make their points or getting it from the Bible itself?? Christians have their own Talmuds too..such as Matthew Henry's commentaries.
The History is that the nations surrounding Israel and the Lands which God told the Children Of Israel to take....were defiled because of the abominations that the people in these lands were doing to themselves and in their religions. The Children of Israel were told not to do the things that the people of these lands were doing before them.
Making cakes to the Queen of Heaven.
Worshipping on the hills in the daytime and in the valleys at night.
Worshipping the creature and not the Creator.
Substituting the traditions of men for the Word of God.
As in Ezekiel 8...they put the branch to their nose.
They filled the land with violence.
What I find of irony is that many of the abominations that the nations surrounding Ancient Israel were doing..the Children of Israel did and the Jews are doing today. Also many of the Christian Churches are following these same abominations and patterns/traditions.
This is what one gets out of the Bible when one reads past the limits put on by the traditions of men.
My own sister tries to tell me that we owe a debt of gratitude to the Jews for the Jewish nature of what was left to us by them.
I don't agree...we owe a debt of gratitude to God for what He left for us and what He has preserved/instructed and taught us ..we who can see hear and understand.
She is heavy into Jewish studies. Nothing wrong with that. I just don't buy into the Jewish gratitude part.
The pattern of Lucifer is there from the beginning of the Word unto the end if you know where and how to look. It has gone under different names in different cultures but it is there. It is found in any and everything done which was told to the Children of Israel not to do or get involved into because the inhabitants of the land were already doing these abominations.In these nations surrounding Ancient Israels this was often done in rituals, festivals, and days to their various gods under different names...but the patterns were always there..not the patterns told to the Children of Israel to do.
The Children of Israel were given these specific patterns to show that they were different from the World ...from the nations surrounding them. A peculear peoples.
In this manner ..the children of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the children of the free woman.
Todays intelligence, gnostic wise men are laying the groundwork for the children of the bondwoman to be heir with the children of free woman. And many of these are preachers who should know better.
So too it is with the Christians of today.
I am not an Ishmaelite.
This is a very good point about the numbers...
That said, lets look at the numbers. Please refer to the chart that lists all the different religions, and how many places of worship are listed. This is the list only for the USA, and not for the rest of the world. I wish there was a bottom line number that added them all togather, but its safe to say the total numbers of worship places in the USA is at least several hundred thousand churches and places of worship. The top few, pass 100,000 alone, so what % of the total is 26 churches, to claim this makes us close to a one world religion? I also found someplace out of 311M total population, only 2.6M are Muslim, which makes them less than 1%.
It is not even remotely a consideration we are moving to a one world order in religion.greeney2
These numbers are slated to change as more and more churches ride the wave of popular man made traditions.
However ..this which you put into perspective is also textbook of Ishmaelite positions and techniques. That this is the wave of the future and all need to get on the bandwagon.
I find this same technique of numbers and implications in the use and misuse of Califorrnia and New York in by default trying to describe all of America. That these two states somehow by default are what is America. Particularly Hollywood and the Big Apple. I find this approach disgusting in the media and popular culture. I note it often as a textbook Ishmaelite approach or default.
When they do this enough/sufficient in the news it will become popular or the current wave. Just as it was in Ancient Isreal...and here today. No thinking going on.
However...you make a good point here about the numbers. But make no mistake...someone out here is attempting to bring in a new religion.
I was trying to read through this series of Si fy books called the Dune Series. In this series they portray a world religion which their book was called The Orange/Catholic Bible. A very interesting play on words. Orange for Protestant and Catholic for Rome. This was Frank Herbert's literary way of bringing about a one world religion into the galaxie. Peoples not versed in history would probably not catch it but I did.
How many new vesions of the Bible have come out in the last say...50-75 years. Does this add clarity or confusion??
There is no other single factor outside of a people's/nations religion which will determine their economic prosperity level outside of their religion. This is why knowledge of this must be kept from peoples while governments seek to return to absolute power. Even if they must substitute one religion for another in order to reach this goal.
Thanks to both of you for your posts,