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The Torah/Messianic Division PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 May 2010 12:28

By Yehudah Benyamin ben Yisrael
http://www.yrbnradio.com

 

Recently I was reading an article dealing with the effect of divide and conquer in the US. The article in question was about the Mis-Education of the Black Man. As conscious Yisraelites we know the history.

The article correctly noted how  we were  kidnapped, stolen, etc., taken from our original homeland by force, and separated by thousands of miles, severed from all we knew and held dear; from our families, loved ones, villages, traditions, cultures, etc., and brought here to make our captors lands grow and flourish. We were beaten, deprived, kicked, spit on, raped, denied basic human rights, courtesy, or appreciation for -- not just 400 years -- but to this very day.

Religion has always been used as a tool to create division. The history of the Europeans bringing the so-called "Gospel' in the continent we today call Africa and the so-called Arab bringing Islam, is indicative to the way in which colonialism and neo-colonialism has flourished.  Islam spread in to North African in the 7th century C.E and was forced on North African People.  Christianity spread to North Africa during the Roman empire. In 400 C.E. It spread to Egypt and over the next six hundred years it developed a distinct form of Christianity. It was in the 15th century that the Portuguese begin spreading Christianity along the coasts of Africa. The Congo empire became christian 1491. So history attests to the fact that it was colonialism that brought Islam and Christianity to Africa particularly North Africa.

According to the Stanford Encyclopedia, colonialism is defined as "the practice of domination, which involves the subjugation of one people to another". In both cases, Islam and Christianity, were forced upon our ancestors. 

In Europe three of the most influential colonizers were the British, Spanish, and the French. They were driven by three basic motives: a desire for material gain, a desire to spread religion, and a desire to expand territory. Using these motives, they created long term effects in the culture, religion and economy of the areas they colonized. In some cases it becomes the driving motive for colonization in an attempt to spread the so-called gospel. In other cases it is not the main motive, but a side-effect that is adapted by colonized peoples.

 

Whether we want to admit it or not, the same has happen to us today. We adapted. The same tactics that were used in the past are being used today. That is why we have the Torah/Messianic division. What has happen to us is that we have become willing victims of our captors. Yisraelites who proudly claim that they are Messianic(believers in the Christ of the New Testament) cannot find that word any where in the Hebrew Scriptures yet their belief system is the same as that of a christian with the only difference being they know who they are, a Hebrew Yisraelite. Belief in the New Testament is greater than that Islam, Buddhism and other religions and even those of us who are knowledgeable of our identity still cling to it.

If one were to look a the many denominations in the christian religion, ie Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness's, 7
th Day Adventist, etc., even using the same New Testament they are divided in their beliefs. Of course I recognize that even among Torah based Yisraelites we are not united in some areas, but compared with those of the Messianic stance, those areas fail in comparison to those of our Messianic family.

 

What has contributed to this division? The New Testament. Who's testament is it anyway? Is it the Most High's?


Amo 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

 

If we say we Yisraelites that follow the Torah then what is the problem? We know how the New Testament was created and also who spread it. It was not Yisrael that spread the New Testament.  We know that it was forced upon us as a people even to this day. When in the history of Yisrael have we ever forced Torah on people and nations outside of our own land? But we forced the "gospel" on people outside of our land?

 

Lev 18:3 "After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances".


Lev 18:4 "Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I [am] YHWH your Power".

 

The Torah tells us the way in which we should be walking. When we embrace the New Testament whether we admit it or not, we are walking in the ways of the nations around us. We were commanded not to do so.

 

Our captors have done a job on us. They have us divided. Through their christian religion.

What does the Christian who embrace the New Testament have in common with Messianic Yisraelites?

1.

A savior

2.

Jesus or Yeshua 

3.Isa 7,53 

4.Deut 18:4 

5.Daniel 9 

6.Psalm 2: 7 

7.Psalm 22:16,17, 18 

8.Psalm 110:1  

9.Malachi 3:1 

10.Isaiah 61:1-2 

 

All of the above scriptures are used by both Christians and Messianic's a like to claim the Hebrew Scriptures spoke of and foretold of of a coming savior who died and paid the price for their sins.

 

What is the difference in the belief? There is no difference. One calls the "Christ" of the New Testament Jesus and the other gives the same character in the New Testament a Hebrew name called Yahoshua, Yeshua, etc,.

 

There would be no Torah/Messianic division if there was no New Testament. The Hebrew Scriptures tells us to ask for the "old paths" The "old paths" are not found in the New Testament..

Jer 6:16 Thus saith YHWH, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where [is] the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk [therein]

 

Once we as a people admit that following the ways that our captors forced up on us is what is dividing us the sooner we can unitedly as one voice call up on our power.

 

Isa 12:4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise YHWH, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

 

There is no other name that Yisraelites should be concerned about. There is no other name we are to make mention of or exalt. It cannot be any clearer than that.

 

Yehudah Benyamin ben Yisrael

yehudah@yrbnradio.com


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