Names of Yehovah: Yireh

Names of Yehovah: Yehovah Yireh




A distinction must be drawn between the names and the titles of the God of Israel. A name is a uniquely personal way of addressing anyone, intended to distinguish that person from another. Every Hebrew name has a meaning that tells of an event or gives a description. A title, on the other hand, is not necessarily unique, describing rank, function and/or character.


Yehovah has several names and many titles. He is addressed by these names, titles, and by combinations of names with the titles. A large book would be required to cover all combinations. This document will consider one combination.


1. Yehovah Yireh – Yehovah Yireh


Yehovah (Yehovah) is the most often used name of the God of Israel. Silly debates over this name’s derivation have taken place over centuries. Some ignorant scholars believe it was pronounced ‘Yahweh’ (supposedly indicating breath or air—a concept especially pushed by an anti-Semitic German scholar in the last century), claiming this error on the basis of a truth: that God is a spirit. Such ‘scholars’ were apparently unaware of the Biblical statement showing the derivation and pronunciation of this Name in Exodus 3:13-15:





Exodus 3





The literal rendering of this passage is:




Exodus 3:13 And Moshe said unto the Elohim, “Behold I come unto the children of Israel. And I will say to them, ‘The Gods of your fathers sent {singular} me unto you.’ And they shall say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What will I say unto them?” And Elohim said unto Moshe, “I will be Who I will be!” And He said, “So thou shalt say to the children of Israel, ‘I-will-be sent me unto you!’” And Elohim said again unto Moshe, “So thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, ‘Yehovah the Gods of your fathers, the Gods of Abraham, the Gods of Yitzkhak, and the Gods of Yaakov sent me unto you!’ This is my Name to Hider, and this is my remembrance to generation, generation!”




Yehovah therefore must be derived from ‘I-will-be.’ Orthodox Jewish children are taught that it means, “He will be, He is, He was.” Yehovah is a contraction derived in the following way:




Yehiyeh + Hoveh + Hayah,
He will be + He is + He was




Ye  + Hov  +  ah
He will be, is, was.



Yehovah is sometimes contracted again to Yah, and this is also used as His Name.




Yireh (Yireh) means He will see. The dotting done by Rabbinic scholars cannot be right (the dotting determines pronunciation and the form of the word) since this does not fit the context of the text of Genesis 22:1-19. The Hebrew and a literal English rendering (rearranged for clarity) of Genesis 22:7-14 follows:



Genesis 22_7A

Genesis 22_7B





Genesis 22:7 And Yitzkhak said unto Avraham his father, and he said, “My father!” And he said, “Behold I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold the fire and the trees. And where is the lamb for the ascension?” And Avraham said, “Elohim will see for Him the lamb for the ascension, my son.” And both of them went together. And they came unto the place that the Elohim said to him. And Avraham built the altar there. And he ordered the trees. And he bound Yitzhkhak his son. And he put him upon the altar from above to the trees. And Avraham sent his hand. And he took the cleaver to slaughter his son. And Angel Yehovah called unto him from the heavens. And He said, “Avraham! Avraham!” And he said, “Behold I am!” And He said, “Do not send thine hand unto the youth! And do not do to him nothing! For now I have known that thou art a fearer of Elohim! And thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only, from me!” And Avraham lifted his eyes. And he saw. And behold, another ram was caught in the thicket via his horns. And Avraham went. And he took the ram. And he ascended him to an ascension under his son. And Avraham called the name of that place Yehovah-Will-See, which will be said today, “In the mountain of Yehovah he will be seen.”




This is not logical. I will show what the text would say if the dotting were correct:




And Yitzkhak said unto Avraham his father, and he said, “My father!” And he said, “Behold I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold the fire and the trees. And where is the lamb for the ascension?” And Avraham said, “Elohim will be seen for Himself the lamb for the ascension, my son.” And both of them went together. And they came unto the place that the Elohim said to him. And Avraham built the altar there. And he ordered the trees. And he bound Yitzhkhak his son. And he put him upon the altar from above to the trees. And Avraham sent his hand. And he took the cleaver to slaughter his son. And Angel Yehovah called unto him from the heavens. And He said, “Avraham! Avraham!” And he said, “Behold I am!” And He said, “Do not send thine hand unto the youth! And do not do to him nothing! For now I have known that thou art a fearer of Elohim! And thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only, from me!” And Avraham lifted his eyes. And he saw. And behold, another ram was caught in the thicket via his horns. And Avraham went. And he took the ram. And he ascended him to an ascension under his son. And Avraham called the name of that place Yehovah-Will-Be-Seen, which will be said today, “In the mountain of Yehovah He will be seen.”


This makes much more sense, and the undotted text reads exactly the same in both cases. (The bad grammar in the expression, “And do not do to him nothing!” is good grammar in Hebrew.)




If what I have proposed is true, the expression Yehovah Yireh (pronounced ‘Yeer-eh’) means Yehovah will be seen. It is a prophetic Name/Title combination which shows that He will be the lamb sacrifice pictured in this case, and will come to the Mountain of Yehovah in the End Times. Yehovah intentionally had Avraham do a ram sacrifice instead of a lamb to show that another sacrifice pictured by a lamb will occur in the future.



Mogan David

Hitler—Who Put Him in Power?

Hitler—Who Put Him in Power?

(Edited by Angela R; textual error correction by Janie)


Hitler was a murderer of the Jews. His life became dedicated to their annihilation. Did he come to power by a fluke of history, by successful political activities, or was he put into power by the act of Israel’s own God?

Simple Deductive Reasoning

If the Biblical scriptures are Truth infallibly delivered by a God, then it is the responsibility of a Believer to believe that the words accurately describe both the God and the accounts of His works. If one believes that the God of the Bible exists, that person necessarily must believe in every aspect of that God described in the Bible. Believing that a god exists who only shows some of the aspects of the God of the Bible is not believing in the God of the Bible.

All other gods that humans claim and use show some of the aspects of the God of the Bible. Many of those aspects are convenient for each person’s level of comfort.  Few believe the Biblically described fullness of the character of Israel’s God as He is described.

If the God of the Bible exists, He always acts with very clear and stated reasons (even if a reader misses those reasons or doesn’t like them). He always refuses to do what He refuses to do with the same clear and stated reasons. He doesn’t overlook anything by accident or by being too busy. If He overlooks, it is intentional.  If He doesn’t respond, it is with purpose.

If this God exists, He always keeps His promises. He has listed His promises in the Tenach (the Hebrew and Chaldee ‘Old Testament’), and He has entrusted the Tenach to the very People victimized by the Holocaust. If they have not understood why He did what He did, and if He didn’t do what they thought He certainly should have done, they have the volume that explains everything.

No unbelieving Jewish person has a right to blame the God of the Bible for anything that happens; that would be illogical and nonsensical. How can one blame a non-existent god, and how can one blame a god in whom he doesn’t believe? That is as illogical as an atheist saying, “God damn it!”

Three Rabbis of history, Moshe, Yeshua and Saul/Paul, cannot be ignored if one will arrive at the answer to questions that haven’t been satisfactorily answered about the Holocaust.

I will interchangeably use Jews and Israelis in this document. They are the same regardless of the countries in which they have citizenship.

Do Jews Desire to Know Why the Holocaust Occurred?

Jews are excellent researchers. (They are excellent in so many things, that this has also been used as an excuse for Gentile jealousy.) Yet, there seems to be one area of research that just doesn’t exist: the relationship between the God of Israel, the prophecies given to His People Israel, and the Holocausts of history. This research should be more important than fighting cancer, since Holocausts include the slaughter of millions of Jews; yet there is silence on this matter… the very silence that hauntingly opposes the slogan, “Never Again!”

Three Warnings

Anyone who knows Yehovah’s actions in the Bible will see the parallels of what occurred in Hitler’s day with Israel, and what occurred in the Bible with Israel. What might appear to be missing are the prophets warning the Israelis to turn or be slaughtered. While this may appear to be the case, it isn’t.

Some who survived the Holocaust of Hitler spoke of warnings the Jews were given from two of three sources:

  • Traveling Rabbis warned that the Holocaust was coming, and warned Jews throughout the small communities to leave.
  • Those hating the Jews told them to leave or remain and be slaughtered. Their enemies were very open and vocal about the slaughter that was coming if the Jews didn’t leave.

The third warning source was in Jewish hands for centuries: the Torah. It spoke about how Yehovah would drive the Israelis from land to land as refugees if they didn’t do according to all the words of the Torah. Thus, we have the problem: in what ways were the Jews not doing according to the Torah?

Israel’s Identification and Group Identification

What is Israel?

When I write and speak using Israel, I mean the following:

  • All those who are genetically descended from Jacob: specifically, from Jacob’s sons
  • All those who have bound themselves to Israel from the races to live as an Israeli among the Israelis, and thus have taken on the same responsibilities and liabilities as the Israelis. I mean Jews by both of these explanations.

What I do not mean are those who follow Replacement Theology, the view that God has chosen a ‘new Israel’ to replace the original Israel for whatever reason. Such beliefs are antagonistic to the honesty of God.

The term Israel also refers to the Land known as the Land of Israel (not located in Utah, but rather in the genuine Middle East), and it also refers to Jacob himself.

The Individual and the Group

Yehovah views individuals and their actions in one way, keeping a record for their individual judgments. He views the entire group in another way. Every person that is part of a group will be judged as part of that group when judgment is poured upon the group.

If one Israeli (Jewish person) sins, all Israel has sinned. This becomes evident in Joshua:

Joshua 7:1 The children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing. For Achan son of Carmi son of Zabdi son of Zerah of the tribe of Judah took of the accursed thing. And the anger of Yehovah was kindled against the children of Israel. 2And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, that is beside Bethaven on the east side of Bethel. And he spoke unto them, saying, “Go up and view the country.” And the men went up and viewed Ai. 3And they returned to Joshua. And they said unto him, “All the people shall not go up, but about two or three thousand men shall go up and smite Ai. Don’t make the people labour there, for they are few.” 4So about three thousand men went up there from the people. And they fled before the men of Ai. 5And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men, for they chased them before the gate unto Shebarim and smote them in the descent. Therefore the hearts of the people melted and became as water. 6And Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the land upon his faces before the ark of Yehovah until the evening—he and the elders of Israel. And they put dust upon their heads. 7And Joshua said, “Alas, Lord Yehovah, why hast Thou at all brought this people over Jordan? To deliver us into the hand of the Amorites? To destroy us? Had only we had been content and dwelt on the other side Jordan! 8Lord, what shall I say when Israel turns their backs before their enemies! 9For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear and shall surround us and shall cut off our name from the land! And what wilt Thou do unto Thy great Name?” 10And Yehovah said unto Joshua, “Get thee up! Why liest thou thus upon thy faces? 11Israel has sinned! And they have also transgressed my Covenant that I commanded them! For they have even taken of the accursed thing! And they have also stolen and also dissembled! And they have put even among their own stuff! 12Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies! They turned the backs before their enemies because they were accursed! And I will not be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you! 13Up! Sanctify the people! And say, ‘Sanctify yourselves to tomorrow! For so says Yehovah Gods of Israel, an accursed thing is in the midst of thee, Israel! Thou cannot stand before thine enemies until ye take away the accursed thing from among you!’”

This standard of Yehovah will always be maintained, and thus it is true today. The idea that Israel is a unit is part of Biblical faith. The Israelis are their brother’s keepers, like it or not, if the Bible is Truth.

Yehovah judges groups as they become vile in history. All individuals will also be separately judged according to their works. These two judgments are not the same.

Yehovah is aware of the righteousness of a few righteous individuals in Israel while Israel is sinning. That doesn’t mean that the righteousness of the few will avert Yehovah’s wrath. He will deliver the righteous as He desires when He is judging Israel; this occurred a number of times in the Bible. Those righteous still suffer; many relatives died from Yehovah’s wrath, bringing much mourning on all who were left.


The Higher Authorities

Romans 13:1 Every being shall be subject unto the higher authorities. For there is no authority but from God. The authorities that are are ordained under God. 2Therefore, whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God! And they who resist shall receive condemnation to themselves. 3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the bad. Wilt thou, then, not be afraid of the authority? Do what is good, and thou shalt have praise from the same. 4For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do what is evil, be afraid! For he doesn’t bear the sword in vain. For he is the minister of God, a revenger to wrath upon him who does bad. 5Therefore ye have to be subject—not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6For for this cause, pay ye tribute also. For they are God’s ministers attending continually upon this very thing. 7Render, therefore, to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour. 8Owe no man anything except to love one another. For he who loves another has fulfilled the Torah.

This text teaches the following:

  • No human has authority in this world unless that authority comes to that very person from God.
  • All authorities in this world are ordained under God. This goes to the highest-ranking dictator and king to the lowest-ranking assistant to the principal at a small local school.
  • Resisting the authority is resisting the ordinance of God.
  • Yehovah will find guilty the person who resists the authority.
  • Rulers desire their people to do right. (Sometimes, what they think is right is actually wrong.) They are a terror to those who do bad.
  • The Bible commends doing what is good, guaranteeing that a person who does so will obtain praise from rulers.
  • Those in authority are ministers of God to the citizenry for good—that is, for benefit.
  • Those in authority have the right to bear and use the sword.
  • Those in authority are ministers of God.
  • They are avengers to wrath upon those who do bad.
  • Those who fear God will be subject for two reasons: for the outcome of wrath if they are not subject, and to avoid violating their consciences before God.
  • One who fears God must give tribute (taxes) to the authorities.
  • Those in authority continually attend to their ministry.

A reader of the Bible who believes its contents will either read or conclude that Yehovah raises all to rank and lowers from rank when He chooses. All the powers that exist are from Yehovah, no exception.

Yehovah gives individuals rank in order for them to benefit. That doesn’t mean that they will benefit, and it doesn’t mean that they won’t be murderers. He still raises them to benefit. He made Adam to serve the soil. That doesn’t mean that Adam determined to serve the soil.

Yehovah sometimes gives peoples leaders that they fancy. He did it with King Saul, and He did it with Hitler. Hitler was not elected; he stole his position. Yehovah put him there because both the Germans and the Jews in Germany had a view of education and of might that gave them illusions. They did not believe the Scriptures (with very few exceptions), and Yehovah sent them a leader that was according to their own fancies or fears.

What if the authority commands one to do wrong?

If the authority commands one who fears God to do wrong, the Saint must refuse to do wrong. Yehovah is also an authority, and He has higher rank than those in power on earth! Therefore, one must obey Yehovah.

Daniel 3:12 “There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These men, king, have not regarded thee. They don’t serve thy gods or worship the gold image that thou hast set up.” 13And Nebuchadnezzar in rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. And they brought these men before the king. 14Nebuchadnezzar spoke. And he said unto them, “True, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? Ye do not serve my gods or worship the gold image that I have set up? 15Now, if ye be ready—that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye shall fall down and worship the image that I have made. And if ye don’t worship, ye shall be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace the same hour! And who is that god that shall deliver you out of my hands?” 16Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego answered. And they said to the king, “Nebuchadnezzar! We are not careful [reluctant] to answer thee in this matter. 17If it is, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning, fiery furnace, and He will deliver out of thy hand, king. 18But if not, be it known unto thee, king, that we will not serve thy gods or worship the gold image that thou hast set up.”

Nebuchadnezzar’s response to this was great anger, but the furnace incident soon cooled him. These men did not resist the authority. They knew very well that Yehovah had set up Nebuchadnezzar from previous prophecies. They didn’t resist his authority; they refused to sin against God. There is no conflict in these two actions. They showed respect to the king and the authority of the position their God had given him. They showed a fear of God that was greater than the threat of the loss of their own lives.

The Bible gives several cases where folks refused to do wrong while not resisting the authority of the ones that Yehovah placed into power.


One particular pharaoh commanded the Israeli midwives to drown boy babies. The following is a very literal rendering of the text from Hebrew:

Exodus 1:15 And the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives (the one whose name is Pretty and the second whose name is Groan)─ 16and he said, “When ye child the Hebrews [fem.], and ye shall see upon the stones. If he is a son, and ye shall kill him. And if he is a daughter, and he shall live.” 17And the midwives feared the Gods. And they did not, just as the king of Egypt spoke unto them. And they made- the children -live. 18And the king of Egypt called to the midwives. And he said to them, “Why did ye this speech and have made- the children -live?” 19And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrews [fem.] are not as women of the Egyptians [fem.]. For they are alive there! Before the midwife will come unto them, and they childed!” 20And Elohim good-did to the midwives. And the people multiplied and strengthened very-much! 21And he was. For the midwives feared the Gods. And He made houses to them. 22And Pharaoh commanded to all his people, saying, “Ye shall cast every son childed riverward! And ye shall make-live every daughter.”

These midwives lied to Pharaoh. They didn’t arrive late; they arrived on time. They didn’t resist the authority of the Pharaoh by organizing a rebellion against his rule.  They feared Yehovah and refused to violate their consciences; they refused to obey his command to commit murder. Yehovah saw their works, and He built them houses.

Herod, a wicked man, commanded the astrologers who visited Yeshua almost two years after His birth to find Yeshua and report back to him so that he could go to worship Yeshua. Yehovah, the higher authority, warned those astrologers to not report back, but to leave another way. The astrologers obeyed Yehovah, the higher authority. If a person will think along the lines of military rank, clarity of mind in difficult situations will be much greater, and the person will have far fewer ethical/moral conundrums to solve.

Are All Rulers a Terror Only to Those Who Do Bad?

Some rulers suffer from paranoia and/or various levels of insanity. They don’t know good from bad. The issue isn’t whether those rulers are right or wrong in their viewpoints; they go after those whom they see as evildoers. They therefore hunt out their enemies and all that they think are colluding with their enemies to murder them and do atrocities against them. Thus, those rulers prove themselves to be a terror to many who are actually doing good.

Those who fear Yehovah will know that such rulers are evildoers, but still will recognize that their authority has been ordained by Yehovah. Thus, the wise fearer of Yehovah will do whatever that person can to be of benefit to victims, knowing that he or she will risk losing his or her own life in the process. Sometimes leaving the land to avoid being killed will be the wisest thing.

Did Yehovah Put Hitler into Power?

The obvious answer from the above texts is yes. Anyone who does not acknowledge this cannot go further in this document, because this is foundational to Truth from the Word of God. Yehovah put that future murderer into power.

God and Punishment

Did He Bring Hitler to Power to Punish the Israelis?

Yehovah’s Fury

Yehovah was furious with Israel. That is the only conclusion that fits the Bible. Whenever enemies come against Israel and when Israelis (Jews) have no power to stand before those enemies, Yehovah is furious. The question is, why? Why was Yehovah so angry with His People Israel? I will propose reasons for Yehovah’s anger later in this document.

Specific Punishments

Yehovah’s punishments are always announced, specific, and very targeted. He does not punish the innocent with the guilty. He never has. He is the God of justice.

Yehovah’s anger at Israel and His pouring out the cup of His fury isn’t an issue of punishment, however, since that is reserved for the Lake of Fire and Sulfur. (Punishment is intentional harm or destruction as vengeance leveled against a person or a group for a crime that cannot be rectified.) Yehovah does guarantee earthly retribution against a group for the accrual of sin. He describes this collection of sin as wine in a cup. As members of a race or people sin, the wine fills. Once the cup is full, He forces the group to drink the wine of His wrath. This is true for the People of Israel, and it is true for the other races and peoples.

When Yehovah chastens Israel, all the Israelis suffer; they are all together one People, and Yehovah treats Israel as such. Chastening is always for corrective purposes, never for vengeful purposes.

Yehovah chastens whom He loves. Yehovah loves Israel. That does not mean that He loves every member of Israel. His love is as specific as His other characteristics. He does not love everyone. A person who is a worker of iniquity does not have His love; He hated Esau (a worker of iniquity). Those of Israel who work iniquity are worse in His eyes than those of the races who work iniquity; Israel is His property (if the Bible is Truth).

Was Yehovah chastening Israel?


Yehovah is never caught off guard. He always knows what each person will do in every act of life. This is what foreknowledge means.

Foreknowledge about Hitler

Yehovah knew that Hitler would be a murderer in advance of Yehovah’s raising him in rank and power. Yehovah never caused that man to use his bitterness to slaughter the Jews and others. Yehovah knew what he would do, and yet Yehovah gave Hitler opportunity to lead the peoples under him with wisdom to solve the problems of the terrible economy under which Germany suffered. Instead, Hitler used the tools at hand to build a Jew-killing war machine.

Hitler for Benefit

He didn’t bring Hitler to power to punish the Israelis; He would have done that personally had that been His objective. He brought Hitler to power to do benefit, but He knew that Hitler would do exactly what Hitler did, and He knew that the faiths among the Jews would fail them when they needed strength the most. Yehovah had warned Israel in the Tenach (‘Old Testament’), but the Israelis didn’t understand the warnings this way.

Why did He bring Hitler to power?

Did Yehovah Participate in Hitler’s Murders?

Yehovah has placed every ruler into power in every place throughout the world, in history and in the future. Claiming that Yehovah participates in the murders they do because He put them into power is claiming Yehovah’s culpability for all sin. If this is the case, Yehovah is also a liar. If it isn’t the case, Yehovah is never responsible for what His creatures do when they violate His commands.

Yehovah is never a participant in sin. He never causes or propagates sin, and He doesn’t sin. Just because Yehovah knows the future doesn’t mean that His foreknowledge causes what will happen in the future.

Thus, Yehovah did not participate in Hitler’s murders.

When Yehovah Commanded the Annihilation of Races, Was That Sin?

Yehovah has the right to give life. He has the right to take life. It isn’t a moral issue, since Yehovah the Creator owns all and owes no one anything. He is not in debt. If His creatures become vile, He has more than the right to give them time to turn from wickedness, and then command their deaths when they (as a race) do not turn.

Humanists do not acknowledge the right and authority of the real God to do this, since they value (or claim to value) life above the ethics and morality of any god. They will only live on this earth for a few years, and the worms will claim their bodies, but the God of the universe will live, and has both the right and the authority to give and take life.

Did Yehovah Command Hitler to Commit Murder?

Yehovah not only didn’t command Hitler to commit murder, but Yehovah commanded against murder.

Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheds man’s blood, his blood shall be shed by man. For He made man in the image of God.

He will turn the judgment of Hitler over to the Saints before Hitler is cast into the Lake of Fire and Sulfur.

1 Corinthians 6:2 “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?”

Why Did Yehovah Raise Up Hitler?

Yehovah has always raised rulers so that they can do good.

Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good.

He never raises them up to do any form of evil (referring to moral/ethical sin).

The German economy was in such a terrible state that some were starving. Rulers have an obligation to benefit their people. Hitler could have benefited his people; instead he chose means that involved violence, and later murder. Yehovah gave him no mandate or right to use these means. He could have done good for his people with the skills he possessed; instead, he declared war against many of his own citizens in order to take their goods to fund his drive and bitterness against the Jews. Even his going to war with Poland would not have been a wrong. Had he treated the Polish peoples and the Jews well, he would have been greeted in a much better way, and would have gained the means to turn the German economy around.

The question as to why Yehovah raised up Hitler becomes a question of Yehovah’s view of His own people at that time. Several things must be established from the texts to see what was occurring. One other question must first be raised.

Is it Contradictory to Say That Yehovah Brings a Nation against Israel That Will Slaughter and Destroy, But That Yehovah Does Not Command Murder?

Whenever Israel forsakes Yehovah’s Covenant to live like the surrounding races, He gives Israel into the hands of her enemies and does not fight for Israel or bring deliverance. Yehovah gives the warring enemy power over Israel. Warfare is not murder, according to the Bible. Thus, murder and war are not the same. If the enemy captures Israelis, however, and then slaughters them without reason, the enemy is committing murder, and Yehovah sees that as such.

Yehovah never commands murder. When Israel walks contrary to Him and forsakes His Covenant, He will not intervene in many cases, and wicked haters of Israel will slaughter without Yehovah’s interference. Yehovah is not in any murder, and He will judge murderers as murderers. Yet, Yehovah does temporarily abandon Israel into the hands of enemies if He is furious with Israel, and He will not provide protection except in isolated cases. He has guaranteed that He will be Israel’s protection if Israel will keep His Covenant according to His view of keeping that Covenant.

The Torah

The Torah Threats

Discovering reasons for what occurred between Yehovah the God of Israel and the Jews during the Holocaust requires viewing texts in which Yehovah is furious with Israel. These texts will also tell why He is furious.

The following texts are just the threat texts; they are located in the Torah right next to the blessing texts, but I am only considering the threat texts at this time.

Any reader who uses one set of texts to prove a point and dismisses the texts that would disprove the same points is an intentionally deceitful reader. I am not doing this. I do not dismiss the blessings. Instead, it is my faith that the entire plan of Yehovah depends on the Salvation of Israel, on the restoration of Israel, and on Israel becoming the supreme power on the planet for a thousand years. Nevertheless, I will not ignore texts that are threatening toward Israel if Israel does wrong. Even the religious folks in Israel have usually ignored these texts except on the High Holy Days of Israel. This is a major reason why Israel has continually reverted to doing wrong. After reading them, the rest of the year is spent in normalcy (wherever they are in their traditions, ethics and morality).

Leviticus 26:14 “But if ye will not hearken unto me and will not do all these commandments, 15and if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhors my justices so that ye will not do all my commandments, and ye will break my Covenant, 16I also will do this unto you: I will even appoint terror over you, consumption, and the burning ague that shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17And I will set my face against you! And ye shall be slain before your enemies. They who hate you shall reign over you, and ye shall flee when none pursues you. 18And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins. 19And I will break the pride of your power. And I will make your heavens as iron and your earth as copper. 20And your strength shall be spent in vain. For your land shall not yield her increase, and  the trees of the land shall not yield their fruits. 21And if ye walk contrary unto me and will not hearken unto me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. 22I will also send wild beasts among you that shall rob you of your children and destroy your cattle, and shall make you few in number. And your ways shall be desolate. 23And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me, 24Then I will also walk contrary unto you and will smite you yet seven times for your sins. 25And I will bring a sword upon you that shall avenge the quarrel of the Covenant. And when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you. And ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26When I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver your bread again by weight! And ye shall eat, and not be satisfied. 27And if ye will not hearken to me for all this, but will walk contrary to me, 28Then I will walk contrary to you also in fury! And I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons; and ye shall eat the flesh of your daughters! 30And I will destroy your high places and cut down your images. And I will cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols! And my being shall abhor you! 31And I will make your cities waste. And I will bring your sanctuaries unto desolation! And I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours. 32And I will bring the land into desolation. And your enemies who dwell therein shall be astonished at it. 33And I will scatter you among the races. And I will draw out a sword after you. And your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste. 34Then the land shall enjoy her Sabbaths as long as she lies desolate. And ye are in your enemies’ land. Then the land shall rest and shall enjoy her Sabbaths. 35As long as she lies desolate, she shall rest. For she did not rest in your Sabbaths when ye dwelt upon her! 36And I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies, upon them who are left of you. And the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them! And they shall flee as fleeing from a sword. And they shall fall when none pursues. 37And they shall fall one upon another as it were before a sword when none pursues. And ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38And ye shall perish among the races. And the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands. And they shall also pine away in the iniquities of their fathers with them.”

Deuteronomy 28:15 And he shall be, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of Yehovah thy God to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes that I command thee this day, that all these curses shall come upon thee and shall overtake thee. 16Cursed art thou in the city, and cursed art thou in the field. 17Cursed is thy basket and thy store. 18Cursed is the fruit of thy body and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine and the flocks of thy sheep. 19Cursed when thou comest in, and cursed when thou goest out. 20Yehovah shall send cursing, vexation, and rebuke upon thee in all that thou settest thine hand to do until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly because of the wickedness of thy doings by which thou hast forsaken me. 21Yehovah shall make the pestilence cling unto thee until He has consumed thee from off the land where thou art going to possess her. 22Yehovah shall smite thee with a consumption and with a fever and with an inflammation and with an extreme burning and with the sword and with blasting and with mildew. And they shall pursue thee until thou perish. 23And thy heavens that are over thy head are copper, and the land that is under thee is iron. 24Yehovah shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust. It shall come down upon thee from the heavens until thou art destroyed. 25Yehovah shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies. Thou shalt go out one way against them, and shall flee seven ways before them. And thou shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. 26And thy carcass is food unto all fowls of the air and unto the beasts of the earth. And no man shall fray away. 27Yehovah will smite thee with the botch of Egypt and with hemorrhoids and with the scab and with the itch whereof thou cannot be healed. 28Yehovah shall smite thee with madness and blindness and astonishment of heart. 29And thou shalt grope at noonday as the blind gropes in darkness. And thou shalt not prosper in thy ways. And thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore. And no man shall save. 30Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her. Thou shalt build a house, and thou shalt not dwell therein. Thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. 31Thine ox is slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof. Thine ass is violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee. Thy sheep is given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue. 32Thy sons and thy daughters are given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look and fail for them all the day long. And no might is in thine hand. 33A race that thou knowest not shall eat up the fruit of thy land and all thy labours. And thou shalt be always only oppressed and crushed 34so that thou shalt be insane for the sight of thine eyes that thou shalt see. 35Yehovah shall smite thee in the knees and in the legs with a sore botch that cannot be healed from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head. 36Yehovah shall bring thee and thy king that thou shalt set over thee unto a race that neither thou nor thy fathers have known. And thou shalt serve other gods there: wood and stone. 37And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb and a byword among all races whither Yehovah shall lead thee. 38Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather little in, for the locust shall consume it. 39Thou shalt plant and dress vineyards, but shalt neither drink the wine, nor gather. For the worms shall eat them. 40Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint with the oil. For thine olive shall cast. 41Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity. 42The locust shall consume all thy trees and fruit of thy land. 43The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high, and thou shalt come down very low. 44He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him. He is the head, and thou shalt be the tail. 45And all these curses shall come upon thee and shall pursue thee and overtake thee until thou art destroyed because thou didn’t hearken to the voice of Yehovah thy God to keep His commandments and His statutes that He commanded thee. 46And they are upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed forever 47because thou didn’t serve Yehovah thy God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all. 48Therefore thou shalt serve thine enemies that Yehovah shall send against thee in hunger and in thirst and in nakedness and in lack of all. And He shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck until He has destroyed thee. 49Yehovah shall bring a race against thee from far—from the end of the land as the eagle flies, a race whose tongue thou shalt not understand: 50a race of fierce countenance that shall not regard the person of the old nor show favour to the young. 51And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle and the fruit of thy land until thou art destroyed, which shall not leave thee grain, wine or oil, the increase of thy kine or flocks of thy sheep, until He has destroyed thee. 52And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates until thy high and fenced walls in which thou trusted come down throughout all thy land. And He shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land that Yehovah thy God has given thee. 53And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters that Yehovah thy God has given thee, in the siege and in the straitness wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee. 54The tender and very delicate man among you—his eye is evil toward His brother and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children that he shall leave 55so that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat. For he hath nothing left him in the siege and in the straitness wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates. 56The tender and delicate woman among you who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness—her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom and toward her son and toward her daughter 57and toward her young one that comes out from between her feet and toward her children which she shall bear. For she shall eat them for lack of all secretly in the siege and straitness wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates. 58If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this Torah that are written in this scroll so that thou wilt fear this glorious and fearful name: Yehovah thy Gods, 59then Yehovah will make thy plagues and the plagues of thy seed miraculous: great plagues and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses and of long continuance. 60And He will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt that thou feared. And they shall cling unto thee. 61Also every sickness and every plague that is not written in the book of this Torah, Yehovah will bring them upon thee until thou art destroyed. 62And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of the heavens for multitude. For, thou would not obey the voice of Yehovah thy God. 63And he shall be, as Yehovah rejoiced over you to do you good and to multiply you, so Yehovah will rejoice over you to destroy you and to bring you to nothing. And ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess her. 64And Yehovah shall scatter thee among all peoples from the one end of the earth even unto the other. And thou shalt serve other gods there that neither thou nor thy fathers have known: wood and stone. 65And thou shalt find no ease among these races. And the sole of thy foot shall have no rest. And Yehovah shall give thee there a trembling heart and failing of eyes and sorrow of mind. 66And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee. And thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have no assurance of thy life. 67In the morning thou shalt say, “If only it were evening!” And at even thou shalt say, “If only it were morning!” for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes that thou shalt see. 68And Yehovah shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships by the way of which I spoke unto thee: “Thou shalt see it no more again!” And there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for slavemen and slavewomen, and no man shall buy!

The above two texts are loaded with threats to the Israelis if they do not obey the Torah—the Teaching of Yehovah. Yehovah owns them. Being owned (the real and only meaning of holy and sanctified) means that they cannot live secular (unowned) lives. They will live such lives, but they will later be cut off from Israel.

The Cups

The Bible describes cups that are filled with the wine of the wrath of Yehovah:

Psalms 11:6 He shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest upon the wicked: the portion of their cup.

Psalms 60:3 Thou hast showed Thy people hard things. Thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

Psalms 75:8 For there is a cup in the hand of Yehovah. And the wine is red. It is full of mixture. And He pours out of the same! And the dregs thereof—all the wicked of the land shall wring them out, drink.

The Bible describes these cups in other texts. Every race and people-group have such cups. Whenever folks in each race and group sins, wrath in the form of wine is dropped into the cup. Once the cup is full, Yehovah causes the race or people to drink from that cup containing His wrath. Many are slaughtered from this. Yehovah waits a long time while this cup fills. If the violence is very great and very often, the cup fills faster.

Israel has such a cup. When it becomes full, Yehovah normally forces it down the throat of Israel. The Jews then experience another Holocaust, another exile or another successful attack by enemies with great mistreatment and contempt until the cup is entirely emptied and Yehovah’s wrath is at least abated. The cup then starts to refill. If any group turns from its doings that Yehovah views as sinful, Yehovah stops the cup’s filling. Its fill level remains where it was, and nothing is done until the same group again begins to sin.

The people of Nineveh experienced the cup’s fill level coming right up to the brim, and then going no higher for a time since they turned from their evil actions (see the Biblical book of Jonah). They were only forty days away from Yehovah’s destroying Nineveh by their cup being poured out when Yehovah stopped it because they stopped what they were doing. As soon as they began to do evil again, the filling recommenced.

Back to the Curses

Yehovah vowed as part of the Covenant that He would do the above curses if Israel refused to do according to all things written in the Torah.

If individual Israelis don’t believe in the Torah or in Yehovah the God of Israel, they can provide their own reasons for the continuing Holocausts of history; their reasons won’t make any sense, however. No race has ever been so persecuted so continually (with breaks between for reproduction) for such a long time, and yet has continued to exist!

Since the vast majority of Israel has no concern about the Torah or the God of the Torah, if the Torah is Truth, the Israelis have a very long and dreadful future before the great time of continual peace will come. If it isn’t Truth, they have nothing to fear except the regular fiats of anti-Semitism that crop up for no really good reason except jealousy.

If the Torah is Truth, however, it would be wise for folks to consider what in the world brings Yehovah’s wrath on Israel when He is furious.

Rotating Holocausts

Just because Israel is safe from permanent annihilation doesn’t mean that Israel is safe from great slaughters throughout history. As noted above, Yehovah has promised those great slaughters, and He wrote those promises within the Covenant given on Sinai. While the promises of God necessitate the existence of all twelve (actually thirteen) tribes of Israel, that doesn’t mean that a major portion of Israel cannot be slaughtered. Ten of the tribes of Israel will be slaughtered in one event, and then will be raised from the dead back to mortal life (so that they can have more children):

Ezekiel 37:1 Hand of Yehovah was upon me. And He exited me via the Spirit of Yehovah. And He rested me in the midst of the valley. And she is filled: bones! 2And He crossed-me-over upon them around, around. And behold, very multiplied upon the faces of the valley! And behold, very dry! 3And He said unto me, “Son of Adam! Will these bones make-themselves-live?” And I said, “My Lords Yehovah, Thou, Thou knew.” 4And He said unto me, “Prophesy upon these bones! And thou shalt say unto them, ‘The Dry Bones! Hearken-ye! A speech of Yehovah!’” 5 “So said my Lords Yehovah to these bones, ‘Behold, I am bringing into you a spirit! And ye shall live! 6And I will give sinews upon you! And I will make-ascend flesh upon you! And I will overspread skin upon you. And I will give into you a spirit! And ye shall live! And ye shall know that I am Yehovah!’” 7And I prophesied just-as I was commanded. And a voice was as I prophesied. And behold a quaking! And bones approached, a bone unto his bone. 8And I saw. And behold, sinews are upon them! And flesh ascended. And skin overspread upon them from above. And there is no spirit in them. 9And He said unto me, “Prophesy unto the Spirit! Prophesy, son of Adam! And thou shalt say unto the Spirit, ‘So said my Lords Yehovah, “Come, Spirit, from four of the spirits! And breathe into these slain!” And they shall live!’” 10And I prophesied just-as He commanded me. And the Spirit came into them. And they lived! And they stood upon their feet—a very very big army! 11And He said unto me, “Son of Adam! These bones are all the House of Israel! They—behold, they are saying, ‘Our bones dried. And our hope shall perish. We were cut-off/divided to us!’ 12Therefore, prophesy! And thou shalt say unto them, ‘So said my Lords Yehovah, “Behold I am opening your graves. And I will cause-you-to-ascend from your graves, my people! And I will bring you unto soil of Israel! 13And ye shall know that I am Yehovah via my opening your graves and via my causing-you-to-ascend from your graves, my people! 14And I will give my Spirit into you. And ye shall live. And I will rest you upon your soil. And ye shall know that I Yehovah spoke, and I will do!” declared Yehovah.

The entire House of Israel (not including the House of Judah) will be temporarily annihilated in a future annihilation. Yet, the text will be literally fulfilled,

Romans 8:38 Neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come 39nor height nor depth nor any other creation shall be able to separate us [the Israelis] from the love of God that is in our Lord Messiah Yeshua.

Thus, Holocausts are assured (until all Israel obeys the Torah), but Israel will certainly continue to exist.

Heart of the Matter

Proposals and the Only Reasonable Conclusion

With the above considerations in mind, why did the Holocaust of Hitler occur? The following is a list of possible reasons, but some will be eliminated in discussions after the list:

  • Jew haters were far more clever than Jews
  • Hitler happened to take a German failed economy, resurrect it into a great war machine, and slaughter Jews for seven years because Hitler was so clever and wise, as well as such a hateful murdering bastard
  • Jews had no desire to live, and therefore had no fight; they just agreeably walked to graves to be shot, or even more impressively dug their graves, then stood by while Germans practiced marksmanship
  • The Jewish Rabbinic schools and institutes were teaching so much truth, righteousness, love of the Talmudic writings and the Scriptures, and doing so well, that Satan (the Adversary) just had to react and demonically destroy the Jews and their schools out of fear
  • The Gentile world turned its back on the Jews, and the God of Israel did the same, along with the ‘Church,’ permitting Jew haters to have tremendous success
  • The God of Israel had no power, and could do nothing but weep at the slaughter of the people identified with Him, looking for the salvation of the Jews to come from man
  • There was no way the Jews could have known what was coming; there was no warning, and the Gentile pigs just hated them with such a fury, that they coordinated the murders of helpless Jews as if they had been planning it for a century
  • Yehovah was furious with Israel, and turned Israel over to the hands of enemies for seven years, making certain that the Jews had practically no successes; He then turned all around, and gave successes one after another to a bunch of secular Jews who came to Israel to serve the soil

I will examine each in the list above to see which ones make Biblical sense.

Jew haters were far more clever than Jews

If Jew haters were so clever, they would have been able to finish the job. They never can because they aren’t so clever. (Truly clever folks understand all factors involved in any goal; these folks don’t understand the factor of the God of Israel.)

Jews have provided this world with more benefits per capita than any other race. They also produced the very Messiah that the rest of the supposed ‘Christian’ world desires and needs for Salvation. Trying to kill this people is just a little stupid.

If Hitler had been so clever, he would not have turned from the destruction of England to attack Russia. His astrological beliefs told him to do that; he was a sucker. That move cost him the war.

Jews now make films about World War II; this shows that they survive, and Jew haters had to hide. Jewish cleverness has always been high except in matters pertaining to God. That is why Jew haters are jealous. Thus, the cleverness of Jew haters cannot be the reason; it isn’t true.

Hitler’s Economic Wisdom

“Hitler happened to take a German failed economy, resurrect it into a great war machine, and slaughter Jews for seven years because Hitler was so clever and wise, as well as such a hateful murdering bastard.” How can one man accomplish that much in such a short span of time? If Hitler was so clever and wise, where were Jewish individuals that are at least as clever? Why didn’t a Jewish individual who was at least as wise rise at the same time and do at least as much as Hitler, but as an opposite force? How can one man (with advisors) turn an economy around as Hitler did, even if it was only for a few years? Was Adolph Hitler truly a genius?

Every realistic indicator was that he wasn’t. He talked, shouted, wrote a little, and focused on the Jews. Beyond that, he wasn’t such a genius. He was charismatic and could give well-constructed speeches. He had some very smart folks working for him, but even they were limited by his goals and superstitions. He wasn’t wise (even in an evil way); he brought about the failure of his Third Reich. Thus, Hitler’s wisdom doesn’t hold.

Hitler was right in only one way: He showed just how important the Jews were, are, and will be. Hitler thought of the Jews every day, focusing on them and their importance to him in all his goals. Hitler served (slaved for) the Jews in a perverted, but real way. His entire war machine was dedicated to the Jews (even if it was dedicated to their annihilation)! The Bible also attests to the importance of the Jews, albeit with a different ending.

Jewish Desire to Die and Not Fight

“Jews had no desire to live, and therefore had no fight; they just agreeably walked to graves to be shot, or even more impressively dug their graves, then stood by while Germans practiced marksmanship.” The appearance of this is what astounded Nazis. It is not the case; Jews desired to live. Shock, terror and incredulity mixed with the expectation that God would somehow deliver overcame everything else, and they didn’t fight. Yet, immediately after the war, Jewish willingness to fight astounded the world. What happened? Did the Jews really desire to fill the trenches with their own corpses?

Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and Yehovah had shut them up?

This blunt text tells what happened. It doesn’t tell why, though. (That will come later.)

Thus, the idea that Jews desired to fill Nazi trenches is very stupid. It does not explain what happened.

The Excellence of Jewish Rabbinic Schools

“The Jewish Rabbinic schools and institutes were teaching so much truth, righteousness, love of the Talmudic writings and the Scriptures, and doing so well, that Satan (the Adversary) just had to react and demonically destroy the Jews and their schools out of fear.” This, of course, would give much credit to Satan. It would glorify him and show him to be more powerful than Yehovah. Of course, had that been the case, he would have succeeded in destroying them all.

What were the Jewish Yeshivas doing? They welcomed Jews from everywhere, regardless of the ability to pay, gave them places to stay, clothing to wear, food and drink, and equipment for learning. All they needed to study was a love of learning and a love of the Talmud. This was unparalleled in human history (except perhaps during the height of Islamic education when it was in Spain). Rejoicing and excitement over the Talmud and Torah were the greatest they had ever been, occurring seven days a week, day and night for some students and teachers.

What was being taught? The teachings were from the Rabbis of old and their commentaries on the commentaries on the Torah (I wrote it right). They were being taught of the days of the coming Messiah (as described by Jewish sages, and as distinct from ‘Christian’ sages). They were being taught that the God of Israel, HaShem (The Name), was pleased with this learning and this love of Talmud and Torah. They were taught that they could temporarily leave the cruel world of the Gentiles, many who mistreated Jews, and be surrounded by Jews who supported them and their learning. They were taught that the time of the Messiah might be soon.

While their learning in the Talmud and other Rabbinic writings was at its pinnacle, outside of these communities lurked Gentiles who were filled with jealous hatred and rage. That hatred grew as Hitler openly expressed their own thoughts and shouted new thoughts to which they agreed.

Did Satan so hate the beautiful and good teachings and works of the Jews, that he just had to react and destroy the Jews and their schools—perhaps from fear, in case it would bring the Messiah? Satanic fear of the Jews was not what was occurring. Jews were openly humiliated, tortured and killed. This expressed contempt, not fear. The Book of Esther describes fear that Gentiles felt regarding Jews. That fear drove many Gentiles to become Jews.

Satan doesn’t fear Jews; he fears the Jewish Messiah Who will place him in chains for a thousand years before turning him over to Saints to judge, after which he will be consigned to the Lake of Fire and Sulfur designed for rebel angels.

The human hatred of Jews outwardly expressed before and during World War II was unnatural in its strength. Even friends of the Jews were careful to keep their friendship hidden lest they became victims with the Jews and lest they could no longer secretly help them.

Rabbinic schools did not prepare the students or the faculty for the coming slaughter. The schools did not know what was about to occur. There is something wrong with this scene. Were there no prophets? Were there no warnings?

There were many warnings. Hitler broadcasted the warnings!

The schools were led by Rabbinic teachers who believed in teachings that denied the possibility that HaShem would permit such a terrible series of events even though history should have taught otherwise. (Teachings that do not prepare folks for reality are of little value, and can get six million killed.) Why didn’t they know what was coming?

They were not teaching the kind of truth that saves lives. What they taught weakened or destroyed any resolve to refuse to go into trenches and ovens. This type of Judaism almost went extinct.

Whatever the righteousness was that the schools taught, no force (like from the God of Israel) was preserving it. Yet, immediately after the war, the few secular, unbelieving Jews who settled in the very inhospitable land of ‘Palestine’ became a major force in the world as if a force (like from the God of Israel) was making certain that they succeeded. Did the Jewish will to live suddenly switch on? Did no faith work much stronger than Rabbinic faith? Look at the results.

Those Rabbinic schools were excellent, but HaShem (The Name, referring to Yehovah) didn’t see them that way.

The Gentile World’s Back

“The Gentile world turned its back on the Jews, and the God of Israel did the same, permitting Jew haters to have tremendous success.” There were plenty of Gentiles who worked hard to route Hitler and his forces. There were also Gentiles (perhaps not in the ‘plenty’ category) who worked hard to save the lives of Jews. Many countries refused to accept Jews; that certainly guaranteed their slaughter. Yet, in so many locations, individuals did what they could to help Jews. A few were helped.

The rest of the world seemed insane. Even a major leader of Poland attempted to broadcast what was occurring against the Jews, but so many sources of good information obtained no hearing. It was as if they had been shouting in a vacuum; the lips moved, but the sound was silent. Something more was occurring.

Did the God of Israel turn His back on the Jews? It is as if the following text occurred:

Isaiah 1:15 “And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you! Indeed, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear!”

The problem with using this text is that it doesn’t end there; it continues with, “Your hands are full of blood.” The Jewish, Rabbinic, scholarly communities were not places of violence. They were refuges from violence and the unclean world of the Gentiles. They were places where love among Jewish Brethren was truly practiced. Thus, a text like the above cannot be used to explain anything about the Holocaust.

The next text will have several parts that won’t fit, but other parts that must be considered:

Isaiah 5:18 Hoy, drawers of the guilt via cords of the vanity, and sin as braided-ropes of the cart! 19─the sayers, “He will hurry! He will rush her—his act—so that we will see! And the plan of the Holy-One of Israel approached and came! And we knew!” 20Hoy, the sayers to bad: “Good!” and to good, “Bad!”─putting darkness for light and light for darkness!─putting bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! 21Woe, wise-ones in their own eyes and prudent-ones before their own faces! 22Woe, valiant-ones to drink wine and men of valour to mix strong-drink! 23…justifiers of culpability the heel of payoff! And they removed the righteousness of the righteous-ones from them! 24Therefore, as a tongue of fire eats stubble and the flame will deplete the hay, their root shall be as muck, and their flower will go-up as powder! For they have refused the teaching of Yehovah of Hosts, and they have contemned the saying of the Holy-One of Israel! 25Therefore, Yehovah’s nose smoked into His people. And His hand is stretched-over him! And He smote him! And the mountains quaked {with terror}. And their corpse was as manure in the midst of streets. In all this, His nose did not return. And His hand is still stretched-out!

The following is a detailed consideration of the above text. Verse 18 refers to cords of the vanity. A vanity in the Bible is an idol, a false god. Yehovah commanded the Israelis to have nothing to do with false gods. The Israelis therefore avoided images, but didn’t seem to be aware that false gods include more than images. They include persons who are venerated. Holding a person in high esteem isn’t wrong, but when that person’s writings are viewed as the very words of God when they are not Biblical prophets (that is, prophets that fit the Bible’s credentials for infallibility), they are being deified.

The most Orthodox Jews venerated the Rabbis of old. They considered their words to be the very words of God even though rabbis of old disagreed with each other on a regular basis. They therefore viewed the opinions of these Rabbis as on the same part with the Scriptures of the prophets, and even higher in some cases. Therefore, Israel was deep into idolatry. Orthodox Jews had no clue that this was the case, and certainly would not see it this way now. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t so.

The Torah was called Holy. The Talmud, written by these conflictingly opinioned Rabbis, was called the Holy of Holies.

Verse 19 was not a problem for these Jewish communities. They were not taunting Yehovah to come.

Verse 20 is pertinent. Rabbis said that certain things were good, like celebrating the Jewish New Year in the fall, when the Word of God in Exodus specified that it is in the spring. While that may not seem very major, other things were. For example, it was considered an outrage for a woman to study the Torah unattended by one Rabbinically trained. In some communities, the Torah itself was kept away from the women except for what they heard in the Shul (the synagogue); they were taught tales of the Messiah and how to keep a good, kosher, proper Jewish home. The Rabbis considered a man who began to teach his daughter straight from the Torah as doing a great evil. (Women who studied the Torah without supervision easily could associate the Messiah with Yeshua.) Thus, Rabbinic teachers called good bad. The good was studying the Torah straight and literally; that was considered very evil. The Torah was kept from the women of Israel by this means. Young boys went to Yeshiva to learn the Rabbinic view of the Torah and Judaism, and young girls either stayed home and learned from their mothers or they learned from other women a basic Jewish kosher form of home economics. They heard the Torah on Shabbat and other occasions, and they heard many discussions of it; they did not have direct access to the Torah themselves unless it was in secret or under strict supervision. Women learned bubba maases: grandma’s doings, grandma’s tales.

It is a crime before Yehovah to keep the Torah from the women of Israel.

Verse 21 has two parts. The first part is, “Woe, wise-ones in their own eyes.” These communities were filled with educated men who felt the wisdom to instruct others. They were wise in their own eyes. Yet, their wisdom made them naked (Biblically meaning that they had no defense, no armour, no shield against enemies). They were caught completely unawares and were killed with the greatest ease. If Yehovah had sent any one of them to deliver their brethren, the entire Nazi army could not have stopped one person.

The second part is, “Woe, prudent-ones before their own faces!” They felt there were being prudent and teaching prudence to those around them.

Prudence is being circumspect, wisely understanding, prospering, to look at or upon, having insight, giving attention to, considering, pondering, having comprehension. A person who is prudent is very considerate and diligent, carefully determining the best possible course of action or inaction. Thus, such a person gives careful consideration using all the information available to the person at that time. Add to these reason, foresight and self-control. We previously defined it as the ability to wisely handle one’s affairs in life. Such a person shows discretion. This includes attentiveness to possible hazard or disadvantage.

Talmudic teachings caused those taught to give up regular prudence regarding enemies. They were not on guard. They thought that God would protect them because they thought they were doing right in His eyes. Yehovah did not agree with them, and history did not agree that Yehovah the God of Israel saw it this way.

Ghetto Jew was later used among the Jews as an insulting term for a Jew who knew things were brewing with enemies, and decided to wait it out and do nothing, retreating to the ghetto (Jewish enclave) instead of fighting. That included religious Jews who found reading, studying, and even copying the Torah and Talmud more important than taking a defensive and an offensive posture against enemies.

They thought they were prudent, but those who really were prudent included a few who gave up everything to physically walk to the Land of ‘Palestine.’ They were prudent. Others escaped to countries when they could.

Verse 22 doesn’t pertain. Heavy drinking in those Jewish communities was not a norm.

The second part of verse 23 is, “they removed the righteousness of the righteous-ones from them!” A person who studied the Torah on his or her own and believed it literally was called a maskil. This word means a prudent one! Yet it was used as an insult akin to smartass. A person who was part of the Jewish community and who approached, read and studied the Torah without Rabbinic perspectives and views was considered much worse than merely unrighteous; the person was considered akin to a renegade, one who challenged the authority and inspiration of the Rabbis and of God who (supposedly) sent the Rabbis.

Verse 24 graphically described what occurred in nearly all the European and many Russian Jewish communities.

Verse 24 then states, “For they have refused the teaching of Yehovah of Hosts, and they have contemned the saying of the Holy-One of Israel!” This text refers to two identities of one God:

  • Yehovah of Hosts
  • Holy One of Israel

Both identities refer to the Messiah.

The Teaching’s (Torah’s) source is the Messiah.

The saying of the Holy One of Israel is the saying of the Messiah.

How could those sayings have saved lives?

Yehovah warned Israel about consequences. Even if Israel were to be taken completely by surprise, the obvious nature of the wrath of Yehovah should have at least given some thoughtful Jews the idea of looking back into the Tenach (called ‘Old Testament’ by folks in the Christianized world) to see what Israel missed. Instead, the ‘head in the sand’ response of “Where was God?” has been the unanswered and rhetorical question. It is the wrong question. “Where was Israel?”

Verse 25 continues with more terrible descriptions of slaughter.

Two other texts are pertinent:

Jeremiah 7:16 “Therefore, don’t pray for this people, and don’t lift up a shout or a prayer for them. And don’t make intercession to me! For I will not hear thee!”

Jeremiah 11:14 “Therefore, don’t pray thou for this people, and don’t lift up a shout or a prayer for them! For I will not hearken to them in the time that they shout unto me for their trouble!”

When Yehovah angers, He certainly doesn’t stop the destruction; He either actively brings it or he causes the Israelis to be powerless before their enemies. (He does give a few small groups of Jews success if they are willing to lay down their lives for their brethren.) He only gives enemies of Israel temporary success when He has given Israel much warning, and when Jewish violations are very great in His eyes.

Did the Gentile world turn its back on the Jews? That happened long before World War II. Did the God of Israel turn His back on the Jews, permitting Jew haters to have tremendous success? He obviously did. He was furious.

Prophet-Giving Promise

Amos 3:1 “Hear this word that Yehovah hath spoken concerning you, children of Israel, concerning the whole family that I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, 2 ‘I have known only you from all the families of the land! Therefore I will visit you for all your iniquities!’” 3Can two walk together, except they be agreed? 4Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Will a young lion shout from his den if he has taken nothing? 5Can a bird fall into a snare upon the land where no gin is for him? Shall one take up a snare from the land, and have taken nothing at all? 6Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be bad in a city, and Yehovah has not done? 7Surely the Lord Yehovah will do nothing, but He reveals His secret unto His servants the prophets.

This text has two major points pertinent to this paper:

  • “Shall there be bad in a city, and Yehovah has not done?” Yehovah takes full credit if destruction in (of) a city occurs. This isn’t referring to Yehovah doing moral evil; it is referring His destroying due to His wrath. The next part goes along with this is:
  • “Surely the Lord Yehovah will do nothing, but He reveals His secret unto His servants the prophets.” Yehovah will never do anything that pertains to these verses without revealing His secret unto prophets! He will give warnings. He will always give Israel warnings. He knows that each new generation must learn all over again. History must also be viewed as an instructor!

Standing in Front of a Freight Train

If a person standing in front of a freight train who will not hearken to warnings from three sources is hit by the freight train, should others who survive marvel at how terrible the rest of the world was for not stopping the train?

The Hebrew Scriptures warn of a continuous series of Holocausts followed by enough peace for the Jewish population to grow again. These Holocausts will occur unless the Israelis voluntarily keep on the move in the world and do what is right according to the Torah (from Yehovah’s perspectives). Jewish communities have refused to move once they became settled. Those communities were often very poor and at the mercy of local Gentiles. The thought of moving was terrifying, but that would have been better than ignoring warnings and being killed.

Israel’s enemies will not be silent for long—not until the days of the Messiah. They will rise up and slaughter the Jews.

Some heeded warnings in the 1930s and 1940s, and they left when they could. Some took their families and belongings, and others left with nothing, but still escaped. Some went to ‘Palestine,’ what would soon be the Land of Israel. They found a comparatively peaceful place during the entire war. Yet, Hitler’s troops were in Africa, so nearby. How strange it was that the Middle East was one of the safe havens for Jews during the war!

The freight train will always be heading straight for Israel until the Messiah promised to Israel comes as King. Building communities on the tracks doesn’t make sense. Yehovah will stop the train if Israel will do right. Since Israel won’t do right for many centuries, repetition of Holocausts are Biblically guaranteed.

Were all guilty of sin who were slaughtered?

Sin itself affects the innocent to such a degree that often the innocent are the only immediate victims. Sin is in the world, and it touches all.

Many who were slaughtered were innocent victims of murder. Israel is in a predicament, however; Yehovah sees Israel as a unit. If Israel as a unit ignores Him and His commands in the Torah, and goes after gods that He does not know, including gods found in Jewish tradition, He ignores Israel’s plight, makes Israel powerless, and sometimes brings that plight upon Israel. The Israelis have not known this, or if they have, they have minimized it, not passing this on to each succeeding generation.

The Maccabees were an exception in history. They were terrorists to most Israelis, and they determined to do what they could to maintain obedience to the Torah in the Land of Israel. Yehovah gave them great success. Other Jewish groups that tried to do the same things as the Maccabees were destroyed.

The greatest threat to Israel is not Iran. It is not someone with an atomic weapon. It isn’t a rogue state that hates Jews. It isn’t the KKK. The greatest threat to Israel is and always has been Yehovah, the God of Israel, and the Covenant between Yehovah and Israel. Until the Israelis figure this out, Holocausts will continue like clockwork, always waiting for the population to increase enough to sustain the next slaughter, to become off-guard, to feel itself safe among Gentiles, to hope that it will not happen—“Never Again!”

Many pagan and idolatrous races do far worse than Israel when it comes to idolatry, but they don’t belong to Yehovah, and they don’t have the same standard that Yehovah gave to Israel. Also, they don’t have the warnings that Yehovah provided to individual Israelis and to Israel as a whole.

Had the Holocaust been from Yehovah’s hand, only the guilty among the Israelis would have been targeted. Instead, Yehovah removed Israel’s protection so that the Jews could try their own means of protection and self-preservation by Talmudic study or by counting on German law and justice. Israel found that these two had no power for them.

The Powerlessness of God

“The God of Israel had no power and could do nothing but weep at the slaughter of the people identified with Him, looking for the salvation of the Jews to come from man.” This doesn’t describe the Biblical God. It does describe a god more akin to the gods of Judaism than to other religions.

A key part of Judaism is the belief that the Jews will bring their own salvation and salvation to the rest of the world, and that they will rule over the rest of the world (Orthodoxy) or with the rest of the world (Reform Judaism) with a warrior messiah (Orthodoxy) or the messiah of reason (Reform Judaism) at the helm. These are both humanism. Humanism is antagonistic to the Bible at every point.

Many false messiahs will arise in Israel, including many venerated Rabbis. All those messiahs will bring no salvation, and will be placed into graves without arising from the dead. They will give Jewish followers much hope, and no strength to stand before enemies. While Jewish Rabbinic zealots can be real and formidable fighters, Jewish infighting between groups will stop any unified hand.

The Maccabees did not claim to be Rabbinic. They were very literal and simple in their views and determinations. They feared Yehovah, not how followers viewed them. They were not Talmudists. Yehovah gave them success.

If God is powerless, He certainly cannot give prophets the ability to tell what will happen in the future, and the Torah is therefore worthless.

“Did God weep during the Holocaust?” The Bible shows that Yehovah’s wrath isn’t necessarily the time of Yehovah’s weeping. When He is furious, He isn’t weeping. He does weep in Jeremiah before He pours His wrath, but the weeping doesn’t stop Him from taking action:

Jeremiah 9:1 “Who will give my head waters, and mine eyes a fountain of a tear, and I will weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people? 2Who will give a lodging place of wayfaring men in the wilderness, and I will leave my people, and go from them? For they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men! 3And they bend their tongues, their bow, lies. And they are not valiant for the truth upon the Land. For they proceed from bad to bad, and they don’t know me,” says Yehovah.

Yeshua also wept when He saw what will occur to Jerusalem and its inhabitants. His weeping was because the Israelis will not have anything to do with what can deliver them:

Matthew 23:37 “Jerusalem! Jerusalem—that kills the prophets and stones them who are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together even as a hen gathers her chicks under wings, and ye would not! 38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39For I say unto you, ye shall not see me henceforth until ye shall say, ‘Blessed is He Who comes with the Name Yehovah!’”

Yehovah the God of Israel delayed stopping the Holocaust! Hitler was preserved through many attempts to kill him. He had to kill himself. It was almost as if he had been anointed by God, like King Hazael:

1 Kings 19:15 And Yehovah said unto [Elijah], “Come! Return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when thou come, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.”

2 Kings 8:9 So Hazael went to meet [Elisha]. And he took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels’ burden. And he came and stood before him. And he said, “Thy son Benhadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, ‘Shall I recover of this disease?” 10And Elisha said unto him, “Go, say unto him, ‘Thou shalt certainly recover!’ And Yehovah has showed me that he shall surely die.” 11And he steadfastly settled his countenance until he was ashamed. And the man of God [Elisha] wept. 12And Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” And he answered, “Because I know the bad that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel. Thou wilt set on fire their strong holds. And thou wilt slay their young men with the sword. And thou wilt dash their children! And thou wilt rip up their women with child!” 13And Hazael said, “But what? Is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing?” And Elisha answered, “Yehovah has showed me that thou art king over Syria!”

Hitler likewise was a murderer and a hater of Yehovah, and of Yehovah’s People Israel.

If the God of Israel was powerless, He certainly showed His power after the war by giving powerless Jews in the Land of ‘Palestine’/Israel world status in just a few years!

Humans will never bring Salvation to Israel.

They Could Not Have Known What Hit

“There was no way the Jews could have known what was coming; there was no warning, and the Gentile pigs just hated them with such a fury, that they coordinated the murders of helpless Jews as if they had been planning it for a century.” That last part about planning it is so strange. Such an incredibly coordinated slaughter defies all logic and reason, yet that is how it appears. How could a small group of haters of Jews be so successful in rallying mass murders for such a long time? This is a reverse miracle. (Most miracles are very good; this is the opposite; it is so terrible, so cruel and so violent.)

The idea that the Jews could not have known what was coming is unreasonable.

  • Their enemies told them what was coming.
  • The Torah told them what was coming.
  • History told them what was coming.
  • Their friends told them what was coming.

They (with a few exceptions) ignored all these, or refused to take action out of fear and loss. This is common in the history of Israel.

Instead of, “Never Again!” it should be published, “Certainly Again!” Israel will not change for a very great number of centuries.

Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed [lit., have been silenced] from without the knowledge. For thou despised the knowledge! And I have despised thee from ‘priesting’ to me! And thou forgot the Torah [Teaching] of thy Gods! I will forget thy children—also I!”

If they didn’t know what hit, it was because they despised and forgot.

Yehovah’s Fury; Yehovah’s Prospering

“Yehovah was furious with Israel, and turned Israel over to the hands of enemies for seven years, making certain that the Jews had practically no successes; He then turned all around, and gave successes one after another to a bunch of secular Jews who came to Israel to serve the soil.” This paragraph describes what took place.

I am only aware of two major Jewish underground groups that gave the Nazis a very hard time during the entire war. The powerlessness of the Jews living in Europe and other places was phenomenal. It defied sense. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising took place too late, and though heroic, was destroyed. Leaders in the Ghetto thought they might be able to sustain and compromise until deliverance or an end of the war would come. They didn’t understand.

Yet, after the war, when Israel was the weakest of all nations on the earth, and the Land of Israel was still a future concept, a group of mainly secular Jews who believed in nothing much, many who didn’t believe in the existence of a god, went to serve the soil in the land of ‘Palestine,’ knowing that the mosquitoes were malarial and deadly. They gave their lives to serve the soil of Yehovah’s land! Yehovah saw this. He gave them victories—not the kind of victories that were 100% as in the days of old when the Israelis did right according to the Torah, but still, victories over their enemies until the Israelis became a world power. They were willing to work together in the kibbutzim (real communes in which those who voluntarily join give up their properties to the commune, and are given responsibilities, living quarters, food, and care—a genuine form of non-Marxist communism), having a history-defying love for each other: a “love for the brethren.” This fit the pattern described in the Book of Acts:

Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common. 45And they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all as every man had need.

Thus, Yehovah gave them victory because they did right to the soil, and they loved the brethren.

Their lack of faith wasn’t the issue; their works were the issue. They didn’t obtain Biblical salvation by their works; Yehovah gave them success because they did right. Even while the most Orthodox Jewish schools were setting up instruction according to the Rabbis, and the enemies were setting up to slaughter the Jews of those schools (the schools not preparing the students to even defend themselves), those in the kibbutzim were determined to work, benefit each other, and defend. They were akin to the Israelis of old who did right; yet what master plan did they have? How did they know to do what they did?

Israel’s Violations

A Consideration of Jewish Violations Leading to the Holocaust

There are those who cannot even consider this question. In their minds and in their ethics, to even state that there might be a reason that would justify the Holocaust is the acme of anti-Semitism. Those of this mindset live now, and they lived in Jeremiah’s day. That prophet proved to be such a problem in Israel with his prophecies that appeared to weaken the resolve of the Israeli army, that they decided to imprison Jeremiah for being a traitor. Not many Scripture-believing Jews will see Jeremiah today as a traitor, but he was considered that in his day.

Speaking the Truth is sometimes considered being a traitor or being anti whatever group is being considered. This is a good way to guarantee that Holocausts will continue for the reason stated in the following paragraphs.

Was Israel innocent? Saying yes will indict Yehovah. Saying no must be substantiated from the Tenach.

The Israelis forsook the Covenant.

This is not to say that they didn’t carry the scrolls with them with much love and affection for the scrolls, and with a willingness to give their own lives to protect those scrolls. They loved those scrolls.

Loving the contents of the scrolls was another matter. The most Orthodox of the Jews did not hearken to the contents, and they still don’t to this day, though they feel that they do, since they are too busy hearkening to commentaries. Let their commentaries explain Yehovah’s views by which He did not stop the Holocaust, by which He did not remove Hitler, and by which He did not send deliverance.

Jews who are not Orthodox certainly have far less or no regard for the contents of the Scrolls (with the very rare exception of a few here and there throughout the world who do believe the scrolls literally). Let them use reason to explain the regular Holocausts of history against the Jews.

Another set of groups of Jews gaining popularity today are so-called ‘Messianic Jews.’ They are usually just regular Christians in theology, but use menorahs, challah, traditions and stars of David. They are closer to Reform Jews in faith and practice, though they see themselves as closer to Orthodox Jews.

I should be required to give proof or evidence that the Orthodox Jews did not hearken to the contents, but I will present this as a much stronger proof than I could possibly discover: Yehovah was furious, and His fury isn’t for no reason. (Rabbis who believe the Tenach know this.) He turned from aiding Israel (except in very isolated events) for seven years: from 1938 to 1945. Israel still terribly struggled at the cruel hands of the races even into 1948.

Unless Yehovah is ruthless, without justice, senseless, a liar, or just non-existent, His anger was that great.

Even if the Rabbis all conclude that Israelis were doing right in the great Jewish communities and schools before the Holocaust, Yehovah did not agree. Had they been doing right, Yehovah would have shown His fervour for them as He did in history, and they would have been brought back into the Land with great signs and wonders. This was not the case. No matter what the Rabbis and all who are friends of Israel will conclude regarding the goodness of the Jewish communities and teachings during that time leading up to the most wicked and violent slaughter of Jews, Yehovah did not see it that way.

The Jews have an obligation to view Justice and the Torah from Yehovah’s angle if they will avoid incurring His wrath and fury, and if they will live in peace and in security from all enemies.

Yehovah viewed these Orthodox Rabbinic Schools as teaching the forsaking of His Covenant, not as teaching the greatest, most righteous and most pious teachings of the Covenant! That forsaking occurred by addition to His commands, by interpreting His commands in ways He never directed, and by pious Jews viewing themselves as pious Jews instead of looking carefully at the Torah and prophets to see what Yehovah truly thought of this type of piety.

Romans 10:3 For they, being ignorant of God’s righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

The opinions and views of the Rabbis regarding the Torah were wrong, not right. Their opinions and views led to death and unpreparedness, not life. They led to ignoring enemies at the door while being powerless, not strengthening Israel to fight enemies and to win with great victories, signs and miracles.

Here is one vital key: Those who do not forsake the Covenant of Yehovah Gods of Israel take the Covenant literally.

The Rabbis (the worst, yet the most popular being Hillel, with whom another Rabbi named Shammai disagreed) should have taken the Covenant literally, and should not have sought ways to skirt around it. Rabbi Hillel taught the Israelis how to circumvent the year of the release of debts that Yehovah commanded in the Torah by releasing them in the seventh year, then taking them up again in the eighth! This demonstrates contempt for the Torah and for the sense of the God Who gave the Torah.

The Israelis felt settled where they were, and felt no need to leave—either to go to the Land of Israel (unfortunately called ‘Palestine’ at that time) or to depart from the communities they loved. Those who were very religious knew the importance of the Torah, the Temple, the sacrifices, and the Land of Israel, but the Rabbis had taught them that they had replacements that they could use for each of these. Yehovah doesn’t see it that way.

Tradition replaced Torah while continually lauding the Torah. Yiddish with its brilliant humour and its built-in ability to curse replaced Hebrew with its brilliant humour and its build-in ability to bless. (Cursing in Hebrew isn’t very easily accomplished.) Fear of Rabbis replaced fear of Yehovah. Yehovah did not appreciate this, and never will. Keeping kosher replaced keeping Biblically righteous; yet keeping kosher was viewed as keeping righteous.

Yehovah didn’t forsake the Covenant.

The Israelis went and served other gods.

How is this possible when a major foundation of Orthodox Judaism is to never have, follow or worship other gods? They worshipped the Rabbis and their opinions as if they were the Angel of Yehovah, as if they were prophets of Yehovah, as if they spoke the very mind and soul of Yehovah. They worshipped their sayings, their writings, their ethics, their clothing, their ways of preparing foods, their very habits.

Orthodox Jews rightly accuse the ‘Christians’ of worshipping their false god Jesus. Nearly all Jesuses that the various forms of ‘Christianity’ describe are false gods, having desires and characteristics that the ‘New Testament’ does not ascribe to Yeshua.

Yeshua was a Jewish Rabbi (among other things). All who have gone after a ‘Jesus’ who doesn’t fit the Biblical description have deified a false god. The Episcopalian Jesus isn’t the same as the Roman Catholic Jesus or the Baptist Jesus. The Seventh Day Adventist Jesus isn’t the same as the Mormon Jesus, though he is similar to the Jesus of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and far from the Jesus (Yeshua) of the ‘New Testament.’

Thus, the Orthodox Jews accuse ‘Christians’ of being idolaters when they are looking in a mirror. Those Rabbis of old who penned the Talmud and its associated writings were writing opinions, many of which are not in accord with the Torah. The Orthodox Jews think they are in perfect accord with the Torah, but the Holocausts of history should have given them a clue that something wasn’t right. Yehovah wasn’t happy. Instead, they have clung to the Talmud like so many idolatrous ‘Christians’ cling to ‘the old rugged cross’ instead of clinging to the Word of God as it is written.

Many ‘Christians’ of today and history worship their ministers and the writers of their commentaries. They do the very same thing and are in the very same error as Orthodox Jews. Christianity is jealous of the Jews and their central and elevated position in the Bible. That is a major reason why folks claiming to be ‘Christians’ have performed so many Holocausts of history. They want Israel gone so that they can feel like they have replaced the Jews in God’s eyes.

The best of the Orthodox Jewish Rabbinic Schools taught a god that was not Yehovah, with characteristics that were not akin to Him. As one example, there was and is an erroneous teaching about Yehovah: that as the Jews put on their ‘prayer shawls’ (tzit-tzit) and say, “Who is like HaShem among the gods,” that HaShem puts on His tzit-tzit and says, “Who is like unto Israel among the races?” The Holocaust ruined that picture. That isn’t Yehovah the Gods of the Bible. That is a god whom the Rabbis concocted.

As long as the Israelis continue in various forms of idolatry and sin, no matter how many mitzvahs (meaning commandments, but accepted as meaning good deeds) they do (that Yehovah doesn’t see as mitzvahs), Yehovah will continue filling the cup of wrath for Israel, and will cause Israel to drink it when it is full.

He isn’t ignoring those races that come against His property, His People Israel. He will slaughter them if they mistreat His property once they have taken it over. Yehovah made certain that many among the races mistreating Israel also died in World War II. He greatly diminished the populations of the surrounding races according to their slaughters of His people, and He remembered those towns and villages that did whatever they could to save His People alive from the hands of the wicked haters of Israel.

Here is a paradox: Yehovah touches Israel with slaughters or removes Israel’s power against violent enemies when He is furious against Israel, but woe to the races that harm Israel once they have taken Israel captive! Those who risk their lives to save His property from the slaughter of attacking enemies are doing right!

The Greater Anger

Yehovah angered at the Israelis when they went after their neighbours’ gods after He brought them out of Egypt. He gave them to their neighbours to humiliate them so that they might reject the gods of their neighbours. Yet, as angry as Yehovah became in the book of the Judges of Israel, His anger was greater in the Holocaust of World War II and in the Inquisition because Israel was committing a greater crime.

Taking on the gods of one’s neighbours is stupid and normal. Turning the Torah and the rest of the Tenach (the ‘Old Testament’) into what it isn’t so that even the Gentiles cannot understand it is far worse. That is akin to blasphemy, a greater sin than idolatry. Holding the teachings of the Rabbis as on par with the Tenach, and holding their opinions and reasonings as infallible and the right way to view the Tenach are a far worse crimes. This is why Yehovah was so angry, and will continue to be so angry with Israel.

Salvation is of the Jews (John 4:22). If that Salvation is turned into what cannot save, neither the Jews nor the races will be saved! (Yet, any individual who desires Truth and who will be willing to receive Truth’s love will be given the love of the Truth, the Truth, and the gift of the Grace of Yehovah unto Salvation.)

This also explains why He was not angry with the secular Jews who willingly offered and gave their lives to benefit the soil of Israel. He gave those secular Jews the ability and authority to return to the Land to serve it. They didn’t serve it with a fear of Yehovah, but they did right to His Land by their works. They did not have the everlasting Salvation of God (unless they believed, which few did), but Yehovah gave them victory after victory over their enemies who were far more powerful than they were. He even gave them an air force built by Nazis: Messerschmitts with the broken cross that they replaced with a shield of David. Thus, out of the ruin of Nazi Germany came the secular State of Israel and its Air Force.

A few Orthodox Jews were present in ‘Palestine’ at this time, and they refused to become part of or even acknowledge the existence of the State of Israel, believing that only the Messiah has a right to establish the real State of Israel. They were again wrong because the State of Israel will be established a number of times before the Messiah establishes it in peace without end.

Only those who tremble at His Word, refusing commentaries and opinions, and believing what it states, literally (unless it, itself, teaches otherwise) are capable of that Faith that the Torah will give to anyone who is willing to hearken to its Words.

Israel’s Grim Future

Israel’s Future Expulsions from the Land

Israel is now on the land. If the Bible is true, this will not be the case in the future; and then it will be the case again; and then it won’t be; and then it will be… at least six times.

I propose that the times that Israel will be off the land won’t be equal in duration. The last time lasted nearly 1700 years.

The following texts describe these events:

Ezekiel 14:12 The word of Yehovah came again to me, saying, 13 “Son of man, when the land sins against me by trespassing grievously, then I will stretch out my hand upon her and will break the staff of her bread. And I will send famine upon her, and will cut off man and animal from her. 14Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in her, they will deliver their own beings by their righteousness,” says the Lord Yehovah. 15 “If I cause bad animals to pass through the land, and they spoil her so that she will be desolate, that no man will pass through because of the animals. 16These three men are in her—I live,” says the Lord Yehovah, “they shall not deliver sons or daughters. They only shall be delivered, and the land shall be desolate. 17Or, I will bring a sword upon that land. And I will say, ‘Sword! Go through the land!’ so that I will cut off man and animal from her. 18Though these three men are in her—I live!” says the Lord Yehovah, “they shall not deliver sons or daughters, and they only shall be delivered themselves. 19Or, I will send a disease-outbreak into that land! And I will pour out my fury upon her via blood to cut off man and animal from her. 20Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, are in her, I live,” says the Lord Yehovah, “they shall not deliver son or daughter. They shall deliver their own beings  by their righteousness.” 21For thus says the Lord Yehovah, “How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem: the sword and the famine and the bad animal and the disease-outbreak to cut off man and animal from her! 22Yet, behold, a remnant that shall be brought forth shall be left in her—sons and daughters. Behold, they shall come forth unto you! And ye shall see their way and their doings. And ye shall be consoled concerning the bad that I have brought upon Jerusalem, concerning all that I have brought upon her. 23And they shall console you when ye shall see their ways and their doings. And ye shall know that I have not done all that I have done in her without cause,” says the Lord Yehovah.

The above text describes four of the six guaranteed complete removals from the Land of Israel, and one removal from just Jerusalem. Don’t be fooled by if or or in the above text. Yehovah knows the future. He doesn’t propose threats without knowing what will occur.

Another removal is mentioned in the following text:

Deuteronomy 29:10 Ye stand this day—all of you—before Yehovah your Gods: your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, all the men of Israel, 11your little ones, your wives and thy sojourner who is in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water. 12And thou shalt enter into the Covenant of Yehovah thy Gods and into His oath that Yehovah thy Gods makes with thee this day. 13And He shall establish thee today for a people unto Himself. And He shall be Gods unto thee as He has said unto thee, and as he has sworn unto thy fathers—to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. 14And I am not cutting this Covenant and this oath with you only, 15but with whoever is here with us this day before Yehovah our Gods, and also with whoever is not here with us this day—16(For ye know how we dwelt in the land of Egypt and how we came through the races that ye passed by. 17And ye have seen their abominations and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, that are among them)—18lest there will be man or woman or family or tribe among you whose heart turns away from Yehovah our Gods this day to go to serve the gods of these races; lest there will be a root that bears gall and wormwood among you. 19And he shall be, when he hears the words of this curse, that he will bless himself in his heart, saying, “I peace shall be to me! For I will walk in the obstinacy of my heart!” to add drunkenness to thirst. 20Yehovah will not be willing to forgive him! And then the anger of Yehovah and His jealousy shall smoke against that man! And all the curses that are written in this scroll shall lie upon him! And Yehovah shall blot out his name from under the heavens. 21And Yehovah shall separate him unto bad out of all the tribes of Israel according to all the curses of the Covenant that are written in this Scroll of the Torah! 22And the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you and the sojourner that shall come from a far land shall say, when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses that Yehovah laid upon her, 23 “Her whole land is brimstone and salt, burning! She is not sown or bears, or any grass grows in her, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim that Yehovah overthrew in His anger and in His fury!” 24Even all races shall say, “Why has Yehovah done thus unto this land?” “What is the heat of this great anger?” 25And they shall say, “For they forsook the Covenant of Yehovah Gods of their fathers that He made with them when He brought them forth from the land of Egypt! 26For they went and served other gods! And they worshipped them—gods whom they didn’t know and He had not given unto them! 27And the anger of Yehovah was kindled against this land to bring upon her all the curses that are written in this scroll! 28And Yehovah rooted them out of their land in anger and in fury and in great indignation! And He cast them into another land, as this day.” 29 “The secrets are unto Yehovah our Gods, and those revealed are unto us and to our children to Hider to do all the words of this Torah [Teaching].”

The above text not only shows another entire removal from the Land of Israel, but it also gives the reasons. Gentiles are the ones who know and declare the reasons:

  • They forsook the Covenant of Yehovah Gods of their fathers that He made with them when He brought them forth from the land of Egypt
  • They went and served other gods
  • They worshipped them—gods whom they didn’t know and He had not given unto them

These texts will give the reasons for Yehovah’s great fury in the Holocausts—not only by Hitler, but Holocausts before and after Hitler.

The Sixth Removal Text

There is a sixth text that promises a total removal from the Land of Israel:

Jeremiah 4:19 “My bowels! My bowels! I am pained at my very heart! My heart makes a noise in me! I cannot hold my peace, because thou, my being, hast heard the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war! 20Destruction upon destruction is shouted! For the whole land is spoiled! Suddenly my tents are spoiled, my curtains, in a moment! 21How long shall I see the standard, hear the sound of the trumpet? 22For my people is foolish. They have not known me. They are stupid children. And they don’t have understanding. They are wise to do bad, but they have no knowledge to do good. 23I beheld the land. And behold, it is chaotic and a mess, and unto the heavens—and their light isn’t. 24I beheld the mountains. And behold, they trembled. And all the hills lightened themselves! 25I beheld. And behold no man! And all the birds of the heavens were fled. 26I beheld. And behold, the fruitful place is a wilderness! And all her cities were broken down at the faces of Yehovah by His fierce anger. 27For Yehovah said thus, ‘The whole land shall be desolate! And I will not make a full end. 28The land shall mourn for this, and the heavens above shall be black because I have spoken, I have purposed, and I will not grieve. And I will not turn back from her. 29The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen. They shall go into thickets and climb up upon the rocks. Every city is forsaken, and a man shall not dwell in them. 30And spoiled—what wilt thou do? Though thou shalt clothe thyself with crimson, though thou shalt deck thee with ornaments of gold, though thou shalt tear thy faces with painting, thou make thyself beautiful for nothing. Lovers will despise thee. They will seek thy life.’”

Yehovah is furious in this text.

Israel’s Protection

Touching Israel

No one and no group has the power to touch Israel without first going through Yehovah the Gods of Israel. I can tell that this is the case because the Israelis are together the very pupil of Yehovah’s eye:

Zechariah 2:8 For thus says Yehovah of hosts, “He sent me after the glory unto the races that spoiled you. For he who touches you touches the pupil of His eye!”

Israel (I speak of the group of Israelis, not the land) is Yehovah’s property, and individual Israelis are Yehovah’s property. I make this very important separation because so many texts in the Bible make this separation with different commands for both. Some commands are for all Israel as if all Israel is a Body, a person. Some commands are for individual Israelis as if they are distinct units. Reading texts without these distinctions in mind will unnecessarily confuse the reader.

Nearly all Jews see themselves as individuals and not part of a group, and they do not see that they have any responsibility to the group, or that their actions could influence what happens to the group. This is a deadly error.

Exodus 19:6 “And ye shall be a kingdom of priests unto me, and a holy [owned] race. These are the words that thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”

Yehovah has always claimed Israel and Israelis (Jews) as His property, and He always will. His entire plan is firmly rooted and grounded in Israel and Israel’s existence.

Not knowing this is a great error, and it is perhaps one of the most popular errors of ‘Christendom.’ The very resurrection of the dead is grounded in Israel’s existence:

Hebrews 11:32 And what shall I say more? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah; David also and Samuel, and the prophets 33who subdued kingdoms through faith, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword. They were made strong out of weakness; they waxed valiant in fight; they turned-to-flight the armies of the aliens [foreigners]. 35Women received their dead raised to life again, and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance so-that they will obtain a better resurrection. 36And others had trial of mockings and scourgings—indeed and of bonds and imprisonment. 37They were stoned. They were sawn asunder. They were tempted. They were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented 38(of whom the world was not worthy). They wandered in deserts and mountains, and dens and caves of the earth. 39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, did not receive the promise, 40God having provided some better thing for us, so-that they shall not be made perfect without us. 1Therefore, seeing we are also compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily besets.And let us run the race that is set before us with endurance, 2looking unto Yeshua, the author and finisher of faith, Who endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him, despising the shame. And He is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 …to the end He will establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Messiah Yeshua with all His Saints.

When Messiah comes with all His Saints, those Saints that accompany Him will be in their immortal bodies. That is the resurrection of the dead. If Israel is permanently annihilated, Messiah’s promise of His coming cannot be fulfilled:

Matthew 23:39 “For I say unto you, ye [Israelis] shall not see me henceforth until ye shall say, ‘Blessed is He Who comes with the Name Yehovah!’”

Thus, destroying Israel destroys the resurrection. (Hate groups that desire the annihilation of the Jews cannot believe in the resurrection; they are working against it!)

Nearly all End Times events cannot be fulfilled if the Jews are destroyed. Yehovah will also be a liar if Israel is permanently destroyed:

Jeremiah 31:36 “If those ordinances depart from before me,” says Yehovah, “then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a race before me forever.” 37Thus says Yehovah, “If the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the land searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done,” says Yehovah.

Yehovah’s Covenant with Avraham precludes the destruction of Israel.

Thus, while many groups and individuals will ‘touch’ (do harm to) Israel, Yehovah is always watching to make certain that His Covenant with Israel will not be violated. That watching is both protective and the reason for slaughters.

Israel’s Miraculous Future

What Will Break Tradition?

Only breaking away from tradition and Rabbinic Orthodoxy to the words of the prophets of Israel will finally bring the necessary change:

Malachi 4:5 in King James-style Bibles, and Malachi 3:23 in Hebrew Bibles: “Behold I am sending to you Elijah the prophet to the faces of the coming of the big and terrifying Day of Yehovah. And he will return the heart of fathers upon [against] children and the heart of children upon [against] their fathers lest I will come, and I will cut the Land Kherem [devoted to destruction].”

Only then will the children finally rebel against the wrong teachings of the fathers, refusing the ethics of the fathers. They will instead follow the Teachings of Yehovah through His prophets, including Elijah. That will be the final removal of Israeli idolatry that has been maintained through Tradition for centuries, and will continue from our present time for centuries.

A continuance of Holocausts will not be enough to break the Tradition bond. The Tribulation, however, will finally bring Israel to the brink of total annihilation—not the slaughter of one third, but of nine tenths or more. That is many centuries off, since Yehovah promised three times through His prophets that there will be a thousand generations from the time of the establishing of the Covenant with Avraham to the end of the Millennium. Only during the seven-year Tribulation will the Israelis finally and desperately grasp to see if what Yeshua said was true.

John 14:13 “Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, will I do that so that the Father will be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do!”

John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you so that ye shall go and bring forth fruit. And your fruit shall remain in order that whatsoever ye shall ask from the Father in my name, He will give you it.

John 16:23 “And ye shall ask me nothing in that day. Faith! Faith, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He will give you it. 24Ye have asked nothing in my name to this point. Ask, and ye shall receive so that your joy will be full. 25I have spoken these things to you in proverbs. But the time comes when I shall no more speak to you in proverbs, but rather, I shall show you plainly from the Father. 26Ye shall ask in my name at that day. And I don’t say to you that I will pray the Father for you, 27for the Father Himself loves you because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.”

When various Jewish groups on the run and in great trouble from murderous enemies call out to Yehovah, and He does nothing, then when they hear that calling to Yehovah in the Name of Yeshua (Salvation) always brings what was requested, that will bring most Jewish individuals to reconsider whether there might be a connection between Yeshua and Yehovah.

Romans 2:4 “The goodness of God leads thee to repentance!”


Messianic (Christian) Judaism

Those who participate in this form of ‘Judaism’ (though all other Judaisms disclaim any connection with them) are just as idolatrous and wrong as the rest. Their ‘Yeshua’ or ‘Y’shua’ is as far from the Biblical ‘New Covenant’ Yeshua as HaShem and Elokenu is from Yehovah the Gods of Avraham, Isaac and Jacob. They, like the Orthodox, will not and cannot acknowledge that their deity isn’t the One described in the Bible. These groups take on parts of the same traditions that have kept Israel from taking texts literally. These groups are also heavily into a Jewish form of replacement theology.

These Messianics use the same erroneous techniques that both ‘Christians’ and Rabbis have employed, mixing the two together to come up with a hybrid. Their services are more akin to Reform Judaism, often with circle dancing thrown in. Thus, they rejoice in their own salvation while Israel remains in danger from enemies and in unbelief. That is the acme of self-centeredness. They prove themselves cut off from Israel, while they claim that they have returned to the true God of the Bible. They do not take texts literally that they don’t like, and their Traditions include a fear of their own ‘rabbis’ instead of the fear of Yehovah.

Any form of Judaism will not represent the faith of the Tenach. None of the Saints in the Bible would have fit into any forms of Judaism—not in faith, and not in practice, any more than the Yeshua described in the ‘New Testament’ would have fit into modern church memberships. Truth is not consistent in creeds. It was entrusted to the Jews, and will always be entrusted to the Jews wherever they go and whatever they personally believe.

Romans 3:1 What advantage, then, has the Jew? Or, what profit is there of circumcision? 2Much every way!—chiefly because the oracles of God were committed unto them!

Messianic Judaism seems like a good compromise between being Jewish in tradition and being Christian in faith, but it isn’t. It has propagated the importance of Tradition over taking texts literally. Thus, it will also guarantee the propagation of error that will lead to new and fresh Holocausts that Israel never expected. (Israel would have known had Israel truly believed those oracles of God.)

Luke 19:41 And when [Yeshua] was come near, He beheld the city [Jerusalem]. And He wept over it, 42saying, “If thou had known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things unto thy peace! But now they are hidden from thine eyes. 43For the days shall come upon thee that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side. 44And they shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee. And they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another because thou knew not the time of thy visitation.”

Jewish ignorance of the details of the plans of Yehovah the God of Israel include ignorance of the things that are unto Jerusalem’s peace. Wrongly understanding what pleases this God is deadly.

Uniqueness and Contrast of the Bible to Other Faiths

The Uniqueness of the Bible and its Contrasts to Other Faiths

Table Of Contents







Will a Writer of a Faith Expose the Sins of Those Who are Supposed to Accept That Faith?


The Realistic Portrayals of Central Characters Representing This Faith




Personal Gods


The Challenge to Test the God of the Scriptures




The Unusual Priest




The Unusual Statuses of the Writers of the Religious Document


The Impossible Stretch of the Writings




Religious Views of Women


Views on the Ignorant


The Remarkable Inability of the ‘Learned’ to Understand the Message; the Remarkable Ability of the Unlearned to Understand and Obey the Message with Ease


Concentration on Children




Where There are Two Jews, There are Three Opinions


The Curious Survival of the Chosen: of Israel


Resurrection is Dependent on Israel




Descriptions of Other Races are Too Accurate to be Accidental


Standardization among Different Races


Racial Views


The Strange View of Non-Israeli Races, Heroes and Heroines




Locations that Speak?


Locations that Eject?




The Impossible Standard


Admission of Small Numbers of Adherents


The Biblical Standard for Its Prophets and Secular Leaders


The High Standard of the Spiritual Leaders to be Servants and to be Totally Accountable


High Demands for Sin Payment


The Acceptable Sacrifice


The Ease of Entrance into the Faith; the Difficulty of Entrance into the Faith


All Adherents Must Become as Little Children?


The Potent Change in the Lives of Those Who Fear the God of the Bible


Fruit Production: The Measure of Reward and Genuineness


The Certainty of Knowing Whether Oneself Is On the Path, Or Not


Religious Views of Fervency


The Justice of Love and Vengeance


Good Deeds Count in a Different Way


All Other Pathways Lead to Death?


All Liars Will Be Cast into Hell?


Advertising Who Is and Who Isn’t a True Follower


Standardization of Terms and Wording


Prophecies are Too Specific


The Great Experiment


A Public Faith; a Quiet Faith


The Certain Claim of One To Be The Only Way, Truth, Life, Etc.


What is the Profit?




A Note on Christian-based Cults




This paper is dedicated to the deceased Sadam Hussein and to all the other leaders of religious groups, cults, armies, and systems of faith, both ‘Christian’ and non‑Christian, who teach systems of beliefs, lifestyles and conduct that do not fit the Scriptural pattern of the Hebrew Scriptures, and who do not realize what truly makes those Hebrew Scriptures unique as contrasted to their similar or dissimilar faiths.


I plan to add new sections and topics as these come to my attention.



Most who claim to believe in the book known both as the Hebrew Scriptures and as the Holy Bible (Holy Bible referring to the ‘Old and New Testaments;’ Hebrew Scriptures referring to the ‘Old Testament’ only, though the ‘New’ was penned only by Jews) know as little about it as they do about the Koran, the Vedas, and other religious books. The People of the Book, the Jewish People, know far less about this Book than average ‘Christians.’ So many splits, rifts, and cults claim to be based upon the same book because of ignorance of its contents. Of those who do claim to believe the Book, most would be Moslems if they lived in the Middle East, or they would be Buddhists if they lived in the Far East. Most folks normally claim faiths based upon those around them; they desire to fit into society. Few truly know faiths they claim. The common notion that all faiths lead to the same place comes out of this norm.


This paper is offered to demonstrate the remarkable dissimilarity of the Hebrew Scriptures with world faiths, and how the Bible is basically at contrast with other faiths in the world.


This paper has been ‘in the works’ for a long time. It seems that there are always more unique things about the Scriptures that can be discovered. I finally decided that it should now be put into print. I will add the work of anyone who contributes further useful ideas in these regards, and I will place their names as contributors to this article.



Will a Writer of a Faith Expose the Sins of Those Who are Supposed to Accept That Faith?

If one were to design a religion to offer for acceptance by others, would this person begin by showing the sins of those who will be offered this faith? Why start by offending? Yet, the Scriptures describe the sinfulness of the Israeli race (as well as the righteousness of a few exceptions) from the beginning of the Bible. The Israelis soon become a poor slave‑people, having children so fast that the Egyptians become fearful of them. They come out of Egypt hard‑necked and hardened in sin. The next generation does right for a short time, and then the Israelis dive straight into forms of sin that are worse than their pagan neighbours. One book ends with a woman being raped to death, and then sliced up like a side of beef so that her parts can be mailed to the other tribes to show the seriousness of the crime (see Judges).


Most Israeli kings were idolatrous, and some were murderers. The prophets excoriated the people for their refusal to even approach the righteousness of their very pagan, sinful neighbours. Various writers of the Biblical text exposed their own People Israel to the world to show these sins and Yehovah’s displeasure with them.


A book written from the hearts of men would never write this way; it is not the way to appeal to the people for whom the volume is designed, and it isn’t the way to sell books.


If it is the Truth, it is from God. If it is not, it smacks of anti-Semitism.


The Realistic Portrayals of Central Characters Representing This Faith

If one desires another to accept a particular faith, it is only reasonable that the person be given


  • the rules of the faith
  • the concepts of the faith
  • the requirements of the faith
  • the wisdom of the faith.

However, if one desires another to have good reason to question the validity of a faith, it would make sense to give examples that tend to weaken views of the faith. The Scriptures candidly show errors of the most prominent and central adherents to the faith. King David’s actions, for example, have led many to question whether it is possible to consistently live by the standards of this faith. Struggles that Yeshua Himself showed in the garden before His death have caused some to see Him as uncertain and reluctant. (This paper’s intent is not to show whether these understandings are true, but that the writing portrays things so that this can be how reader understands them.)


One hero, Shimon Peter, answers a question that Yeshua asks immediately after Yeshua offends an entire audience. Notice the offensive statement and Peter’s ‘certainty’ afterward:


John 6:51  “I am the living bread that came down from the heavens. If any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever! And the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” 52The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us flesh to eat?” 53 “Then Yeshua said unto them, “Faith! I say unto faith you, except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, ye have no life in you! 54Whoso eats my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life. And I will raise him up at the last day. 55For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood dwells in me, and I in him. 57As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father, so he who eats me, even he shall live by me! 58This is that bread that came down from the heavens—not as your fathers ate manna and are dead. He who eats from this bread shall live forever!” 59He said these things in the synagogue as he taught in Capernaum. 60Therefore, many of His disciples, when they had heard, said, “This is an hard saying! Who can hear it?” 61When Yeshua knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said unto them, “Does this offend you?” 62And if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where He was before? 63It is the Spirit Who makes-alive; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak unto you are Spirit and are life. 64But there are some of you who don’t believe.” For Yeshua knew from the beginning who they were that didn’t believe, and who will betray Him. 65And He said, “Therefore I said unto you that no man can come unto me except it were given unto him from my Father.” 66From that [time] many of His disciples went back and no longer walked with Him. 67Then Yeshua said unto the twelve, “Will ye also go away?” 68Then Shimon Peter answered Him, “Sir, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of everlasting life. 69And we believe and are sure that thou art that Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 70Yeshua answered them, “Haven’t I chosen you twelve? And one of you is a demon!”


The text candidly presents a concept that could be used to demonstrate that Yeshua must have been insane! The writers still wrote these incidents.


I agree that one who believes in Yeshua might see Yeshua’s words as constituting a most brilliant statement; they still seem very close to reversed vampirism!


The Bible is designed for children. Most all religions that have writings design them only for those who are mature, having deep and hidden concepts. How would children take the above discourse?


The Bible candidly portrays how offensive Yeshua’s statements were to the sensibilities of the Jewish People! When Yeshua asked Peter whether he would also go away, Peter answers, “To whom shall we go?” as if to say, “What is our alternative?” Then he states, “Thou hast the words of everlasting life,” as if Peter didn’t even hear what Yeshua had just said. Peter then continues, “And we believe and are sure that thou art that Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Yeshua next points out a flaw in this: “Haven’t I chosen you twelve? And one of you is a demon!” Every reason is given to be skeptical! Were one trying to advertise a faith as being Truth or leading to Truth, would it logically be portrayed with demonstrations of uncertainty, outrage, and lack of acceptance on the part of the very people to whom it was being given?





Personal Gods

There are quite a few personal religions in this world. Many smaller religions have personal gods. Some even have personal saviours.


The God of the Bible is not a personal God, but a personable God. He is very approachable in some senses, and has determined to not yet be approachable in others. He is approachable if anyone calls upon Him in Truth. He is not approachable yet, since He has determined to hide Himself (except in rare instances for very good reasons) so that humans can have faith. (Faith cannot exist where the expectations of the faith have all been fulfilled; faith must include a yet-unfulfilled expectation; it is the conviction of things not seen.) Since believing in Yehovah is central to faith, He has hidden Himself, but has left so many ‘signatures’ of His works.


All will eventually personally know Him in one sense; yet the majority will always hate Him.


He desires to be identified and characterized by anyone who desires to know Him. He has set so many items in the universe by which those who desire Truth can begin to know His character and characteristics.


He chose one race to make His ways and character known beyond what could easily be observed in nature. That race (as a unit) has gone after every other god but Him. Yet, this God is identified with this race the world‑over.


Yehovah is the most personable of all invisible gods in this world. There are other gods (demons/devils) who will even come to live inside some folks (as in possession) according to the Scriptures. One demon can only be in one place at one time, however, and Yehovah is always everywhere (omnipresent) according to the Bible. He can hold 10,000 individual conversations at one time. Either this is a great lie or it is Truth.


Yehovah is portrayed as One who personally visits different folks at different times, converses, and even eats with folks (like Abraham and Sarah). What faith has an almighty god who enjoys a good meal and consults with a human to discuss justice before destroying cities in which humans have become vile? What god is willing to have a human disagree with him to his face?


What other god is willing to personally suffer terrible pain and death in order to save the lives of humans who don’t yet believe in him?


The Challenge to Test the God of the Scriptures

It would be a rare faith (if such a faith exists) where the god of that faith puts forth a challenge to test him out. Yet that is exactly what this God of Israel does. The Scriptures portray Him as not desiring blind followers, but ones who have chosen on the basis of ascertaining that this is the Truth, the only Truth, and the Truth to the exclusion of all other ‘truths’ that pertain to faith.


The way to test out this deity is not by giving up much to see if he will respond. It isn’t by meditating. It isn’t by approaching one’s inner self or becoming one with nature. It isn’t through prayer or some other religious practice. Rather, it is by hearkening to the Scriptures to see if they are Truth.


Romans 10:17 Faith is by hearkening, and hearkening is by the word of God.


This sentence is in reversed order. The order portrayed by this verse is the following:


1. One must first obtain the word of God.


2. One then opts to hearken to the word of God—to listen to it, and do what it says.


3. Faith can then come to the person who does the first two steps.


This is the only proper order for obtaining this faith. Anyone who has come to faith in some other order hasn’t come to Biblical faith. (Those who hear a preacher, then come forward in church as a new believer, determined to read the Bible after obtaining this salvation have been duped. The right order is for them to first read or hear the Bible, then hearken to the Bible; then and only then can faith come.)


Doing what the Bible says does not involve taking texts and applying them to one’s own life; this is an evil practice, and is very self-centred. The opposite is what is right: applying oneself to the texts. The Bible is the standard. When folks apply the Bible to themselves, they are the center of their world, and the Bible is their servant. That will never lead to Biblical faith.


The Deity of the Bible desires to be tested by each man who desires to know Truth, to see if the God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob is the only true and living God.


Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that Yehovah is good! Blessed is the man trusting in Him.





The Unusual Priest

Many faiths include priests: those who behave as ‘go-betweens’—between humans and the god(s) of the faith. Priests are mortal humans and are separate from the god(s).


The faith of the Jewish Scriptures also includes human priests. The Bible portrays one character, however, who is not a mortal human, yet deals as a human. This character lives too long and shows up too many times over such a long time to be a mortal human. He has powers that are far greater than any human. His title varies from Yehovah of Hosts (LORD of hosts in the King James Version) to the man who wrestled with Jacob. This being acts as a priest, but isn’t so openly identified as such. He also acts as an angel (a messenger from God), yet he talks as if he is God. He always is. (Interestingly, the name Yehovah means, He will be, He is, He was.)


Scriptures also teach that individuals cannot forgive sins. (I did not mention groups, since groups will be given the power and authority to forgive sins during the Tribulation.) Normal human priests have no power to forgive Scripturally defined sins. Yet, this Being can accept sacrifices and will accept worship that is reserved only for God. This priest has the advantages of human characteristics (he can enjoy a meal with Avraham, for example) and deity characteristics (he can silently destroy an entire army without physical weapons). This priest can be born as a child, live among men, and suffer the same things that men suffer, including disease and death. He is truly an unusual priest.


Scriptures teach that this priest can be anywhere and everywhere without restrictions.


This priest is not just a ‘nice guy’ who intercedes to do good and to bless; he will tear-up the planet, defoliate huge areas of land, nearly turn-off the sun, remove the stars from the sky, send the planet out of orbit, send the entire solar system flying around the universe to give a tour of his creation, abase haughty man to nothing, wipe-out more than 9/10 of the earth’s population, and tear down every tall mountain.


If these things are not true, teaching these horrible nightmares to children is cruel. If these things are true, however, adults and children need to fear this priest and to become on his side.


No other faith, especially a faith that centers on man becoming at peace with nature, describes the catastrophes that the Bible claims this priest will intentionally cause, and just when man is about to succeed in bringing “peace on earth” on man’s violent terms!


The Bible also teaches that anyone has direct access to the only God through this priest without the need of a cleric. This eliminates the requirement of a priestcraft (professional priesthood) to carry out an interchange between man and a god, though priests are still necessary for instruction and show-and-tell. Scriptural priests were not responsible for any ‘personal relationship’ between each adherent to the faith and the God of Israel; they functioned to point all to the true and living God (according to the Scriptures), showing what He and others will accomplish. Their functions included show-and-tell for children, including portraying bloody slaughters of innocent folks and groups, by means of bloody sacrifices. This faith is either true, or it is hideous!



The Unusual Statuses of the Writers of the Religious Document

Those who write a religious volume should be elevated above those who accept the volume’s writings as their faith. Yet Scriptural writers held varying statuses. All writers became slaves to benefit others.


Status in this faith is not like statuses in eastern religions where self is exalted as one becomes closer to the god(s); rather it is the opposite: the self is lost (selflessness) and the importance of others increases. It is also unlike the eastern religions where faithful ones become publicly humble to demonstrate their humility before their god(s). Rather, the slave status of all Saints is for the sake of building other fellow slaves in the faith, and to benefit and even save the lives of others outside this faith if that situation occurs.


Yehovah warned one writer (Jeremiah) that if he didn’t stand strong to give Yehovah’s messages to the Israelis (who would be against Jeremiah because of the contents of those messages), Yehovah would cause him to fall before them.


The standards are always higher, and the status of being a slave is always more important for Biblical writers and the Saints of Yehovah than they are for others. This status isn’t demonstrated by shows of outward humility, but by practical and sometimes life-giving service. Biblical writers were not arrogant and self-seeking. They certainly didn’t promote themselves. They exposed their own personal weaknesses and/or wrongs when those were part of what they were assigned to tell.




The Impossible Stretch of the Writings

If a religious document were to be written in one generation, or even in several, the theme of the religion could easily be kept consistent. When individuals pen a religious volume over a period of around 800 years, or over 1,000 years (including the ‘New Testament’ manuscripts), and the standards of righteousness are exactly the same, the commands and demands of the God are exactly the same, the plans of the God are exactly the same, the justice of the God is exactly the same, and the one who is the standard of faith (Abraham) remains the same, this cannot be planned or coordinated by human means. Each writer writes without contradicting the other writers. The flavour of the writings is maintained throughout. The concise, brief, specific, yet detailed accounts of the Bible show a character trait that is not normal, and it is consistent.


Mohammed wrote the entire Koran. It is not organized like the Bible (try reading it).


Other religious writings became solidified in the generations around their authors. The Hebrew Scriptures continued to have additions that did not alter the standard, nor did it increase or decrease the demands required to be righteous.


Agreement between Jews of the same generation in fields such as religion and philosophy is rare enough. Stretch this over 800 to 1,000 years with writers being found in different cultures, and agreement like that found in books of the Bible is not possible.


How can so many authors write, and yet the book with small print is still small enough to be placed in a shirt pocket?


If religious Jews had written the Bible on their own, the results would have been similar to the Talmud (a large compendium of commentaries on the commentaries on the Torah) with its 360 plus volumes.



Religious Views of Women

An important consideration of the value and ‘flavour’ of any faith is its view of women. Men usually hold the reigns on the majority of religious systems around the world. They also tend to make sure women know their positions and responsibilities in their religions. (The cultures of groups in society also tend to reflect faiths of those groups. Many confuse their cultures with their faiths and their faiths with their cultures.)


Any faith that allows for or mandates ignorance among women is a faith that is in opposition to the Jewish Scriptures. This is one proof that Judaism itself is out of sync with the Bible. The most fervent Orthodox Jews acknowledge the vital importance of personal Scriptural learning by men. Most fervent Orthodox Jews also shield women from personally studying Scriptures (with or without rabbinic aid and guidance). Women are instead taught tales, traditions and practices: culture that does not necessitate direct Biblical learning. While Hassidic Orthodox Judaism claims a very high view of women, its practices do not reflect trusting them with the Bible.


Some religions are just for women. The island of Lesbos, from which the word lesbian is derived, had a faith that looked down on men. Modern lesbianism often has come to the same conclusion: men are inferior.


According to the Biblical faith, Yehovah is not a ‘respecter of persons,’ meaning that He has no regard for rank or social status when it comes to His dealing with humans (male or female). He gives all ranks that occur on earth, and He removes rank as He desires.


1 Samuel 2:8 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes and to make them inherit the throne of glory.


Romans 13:1 Every being is to be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but from God. The powers that be are ordained by God. 2Whosoever therefore resists the power resists the ordinance of God.


He calls no one sir. He is the One Who determines who will be born, and with which gender; all life is from Him. All are equally responsible for their own spirituality and walk before Yehovah.


Few individually described women in the Bible are bad; quite a few men end badly. Why would the Bible portray this?


Women of the Bible show far more wisdom than men in their decisions and quick responses in a significant number of occasions.


The Bible does not elevate women to the place of being worshipped, and it does not elevate men. The Bible does stand against women being certain types of leaders. When types are being portrayed, gender is specific. In the few cases where it disallows women from certain positions (outside of positions that are types), the problem is the men, not the women. Men are too often spiritually lazy when women are in positions of Spiritual leadership. When men are valiant Spiritual leaders, Spiritual women prosper and work hard.


Adam, not Eve, is blamed for the fall of man. Under a few significant world religions, women are viewed so low, that they are often unwanted at birth. All Biblical writers are males, yet women are greatly valued in the Bible. No religion with sense will view women as the cause of the sin of man.


The Bible never relegates women to a heaven where they are sexual slaves for men.




Views on the Ignorant

Another way to tell the “flavour” of a faith is to see how that faith views those who are ignorant of that faith. The Islamic faith has a harsh view on those who are ignorant; Allah has no investment in them, and they may be treated in a contemptible manner and killed if it will be beneficial to the glory of Islam. Such behaviour is no sin in Islam, and there is no loss. Numbers of other faiths have the same view. Yehovah, on the other hand, has a very kind view of those who are ignorant, holding them responsible for only what they know. The fearer of Yehovah has no right to mistreat the unintentionally ignorant. Those who are intentionally ignorant, on the other hand, are held responsible for not desiring to know Truth, which Biblically is a strong form of rejection of Yehovah. Yet, they also must not be mistreated if they are pursuers of peace.


Saints, and especially Israel, have the responsibility to teach ignorant folks the ways and works of the God of the Hebrew Scriptures. Yehovah even showed favour toward some enemies of Israel. He did so in the case of Naaman (see 2 Kings 5). He also did so in the case of the Ninevites, strong haters of Israel (read the entire small book of Jonah). Naaman and his house, and also the Ninevites learned the ways of God through Israelis. Yehovah spared the lives of many Ninevites in the process (one reason why Jonah was so upset, knowing they would attack Israel in a later generation, slaughtering many).


Try inventing a faith, offering it to a race, and then demonstrating a kindness toward an enemy race because of that faith, knowing that the enemy race loved cruelty and would later use cruelty on the race entrusted with that faith. Ninevite soldiers loved tearing open living pregnant women, pulling out the babies and killing them in front of the dying mothers. Israel hated and feared Nineveh. Yet, the entire race was spared because the king ordered sackcloth and ashes upon everyone, including the animals, after Jonah apprised them that they had 40 days before the city-state was destroyed. Even the prophet Jonah was outraged at Yehovah’s willingness to stop destruction if a people stopped doing wrong! No other god is viewed as showing the following two at the same time:


  • Having such a high standard of righteousness
  • Having such a willingness to save the lives of an entire violent, ignorant group that responds by turning from violence

Another case is found in the following text:


2 Kings 6:8 And the king of Syria warred against Israel. And he took counsel with his slaves, saying, “In …” such and such a place “… is my camp.” 9And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, “Beware that thou pass not …” such a place; “for the Syrians are come down there!” 10And the king of Israel sent to the place that the man of God told him and warned him. And he saved himself there—not once nor twice. 11Therefore, the heart of the king of Syria was very troubled for this thing. And he called his slaves. And he said unto them, “Will ye not show me who of us is for the king of Israel?” 12And one of his slaves said, “None is, my lord king, but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber!” 13And he said, “Go! And spy where he is. And I will send and fetch him.” And it was told him, saying, “Behold, in Dothan.” 14He therefore sent horses and chariots and a great host there. And they came by night, and encircled the city. 15And when the slave of the man of God was risen early and gone forth, behold, a host encircled the city with both horses and chariots. And his slave said unto him, “Alas, my master! How shall we do?” 16And he answered, “Fear not. For they who are with us are more than they who are with them!” 17And Elisha prayed. And he said, “Yehovah, na, open his eyes and he will see.” And Yehovah opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And, behold, the mountain is full of horses and chariots of fire encircling Elisha. 18And when they came down to him, “Elisha prayed unto Yehovah. And he said, “Smite this people, na, with blindness!” And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. 19And Elisha said unto them, “This isn’t the way, and this isn’t the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek.” And he walked them to Samaria. 20And he was when they came into Samaria. And Elisha said, “Yehovah, open the eyes of these, and they will see.” And Yehovah opened their eyes, and they saw. And, behold, in the midst of Samaria! 21And the king of Israel said unto Elisha when he saw them, “My father, shall I smite? Shall I smite?” 22And he answered, “Thou shalt not smite! Would thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? Set bread and water before them, and they will eat and drink, and go to their master!” 23And he prepared great provision for them. And when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away. And they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.


The entire attacking army was spared. Yehovah didn’t always do this, but a careful reader of the Bible can see under what circumstances He did such things toward the ignorant.




The Remarkable Inability of the ‘Learned’ to Understand the Message; the Remarkable Ability of the Unlearned to Understand and Obey the Message with Ease

No other faith presents such difficulty to educated folks. No Greek-style philosopher could understand this faith.


One student at a fundamental Baptist seminary wrote a doctoral dissertation asserting that the longer one attends the seminary, the less that person is likely to believe the Bible.


Biblical faith doesn’t accent being ignorant. Ignorance easily leads to sin. The faith required by the Scriptures is designed for children, however. Many adults find it too simplistic and too unrealistic. Even those claiming to be its strongest adherents stumble at concepts such as Biblical perfection.


The whole concept of a literal son of the one God of the universe coming and dying at the hands of man, then being raised to life by the very God himself is totally unacceptable to many claiming Biblical faith (like the so-called ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’). The Koran finds the deity of Yeshua (Jesus) totally repugnant, and denies it over and over again.


The Scriptures teach concepts like, “Don’t sin.” The ‘learned’ in the Scriptural faith teach concepts like, “Nobody can go a day without sinning.” The Scriptures teach that there were men who were righteous before God, and who commenced living lives of refusing to sin. The ‘learned’ state that this is not possible, but rather that a facade of righteousness was placed over them, and that is all that God saw. The ‘learned’ have a hard time with their own faith, since it is a faith of denial.


Yet, there are a few among the learned who truly believe the Scriptures like a child. There are more who live and work in poverty, who believe the Scriptures as if they are the very Words of the one true and living God. They are not willing to modify His words by watering them down. They do not accept ‘translations’ of the ‘learned’ (like The New International Version).


Even those who are mentally slow can understand the Scriptural message of the Fear of Yehovah.


In most faiths, folks who conform and consistently act‑out the rituals of the faith are considered the faithful. Those who act them out with the most fervency are considered the most religious. In the faith of the Scriptures, those who ritualistically act out the faith are considered dead while they live. The God of the Scriptures and Saints only consider folks right who truly understand and live in righteousness according to the fear of Yehovah. The accent is on being and doing, not on acting out.


One Scriptural command is as follows:


2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves—whether ye are in the faith. Prove your own selves.”


The ‘learned’ (who are actually ignorant of the faith) teach that no one can be certain of another’s faith, since they are not certain about others (and are usually very certain of their own status).


Yet, the Bible gives examples of folks who believed, while some highly educated adherents to tradition, being religious leaders, were confounded. The following is a very humorous example:


John 9:1 And as [Yeshua] passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Master, who sinned—this man, or his parents—that he was born blind?” 3Yeshua answered, Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God will be made manifest in him. 4I must work the works of Him Who sent me while it is day. The night comes when no man can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6When He had thus spoken, He spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle. And He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7And He said unto him, “Walk! Wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is Sent by interpretation). He went his way therefore, and washed. And he came seeing. 8Therefore the neighbours and they who had previously seen him that he was blind said, “Isn’t this he who sat and begged?” 9Some said, “This is he;” others, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he. 10They therefore said unto him, “How were thine eyes opened?” 11He answered and said, “A man who is called Yeshua made clay, and anointed my eyes. And He said unto me, ‘Walk to the pool of Siloam, and wash.’ And I went and washed. And I received sight.” 12Then they said unto him, “Where is he?” He said, “I don’t know.” 13They brought him who was previously blind to the Pharisees. 14And it was the Sabbath day when Yeshua made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15Then again, the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, “He put clay upon my eyes, and I washed. And I do see.” 16Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God because he doesn’t keep the Sabbath day.” Others said, “How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles?” And there was a division among them. 17They say unto the blind man again, “What sayest thou of him—that he opened thine eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” 18But the Jews did not believe concerning him—that he had been blind and received his sight—until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. 19And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son who, ye say, was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20His parents answered them. And they said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind. 21But we don’t know by what means he now sees, or we don’t know who has opened his eyes. He is of age; ask him. He shall speak for himself.” 22His parents spoke these because they feared the Jews. For the Jews had already agreed that if any man did confess that he was the Messiah, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.” 24Then they again called the man that was blind. And they said unto him, “Give God the praise. We know that this man is a sinner.” 25He answered and said, “I don’t know whether he is a sinner. I know one thing: that I now see, whereas I was blind.” 26Then they said to him again, “What did he to thee? How did he open thine eyes?” 27He answered them, “I have told you already, and ye didn’t hear. Why would ye hear again? Will ye also be his disciples?” 28Then they reviled him. And they said, “Thou art his disciple! And we are Moses’ disciples! 29We know that God spoke unto Moses. This: we don’t know from whence he is.” 30The man answered and said unto them, “Why, a marvelous thing is in this—that ye don’t know from whence he is, and he opened my eyes! 31Now, we know that God doesn’t hear sinners. But if any man is a worshipper of God and doeth His will, He hears him. 32Since the world began, it wasn’t heard that any man opened the eyes of one who was born blind. 33If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 34They answered and said unto him, “Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us?” And they cast him out. 35Yeshua heard that they had cast him out. And when He had found him, He said unto him, “Dost thou believe on the Son of God?” 36He answered and said, “Who is he, sir, and I will believe on him.” 37And Yeshua said unto him, “Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He who talks with thee!” 38And he said, “Sir, I believe!” And he worshipped Him. 39And Yeshua said, “I am come into this world for judgment so-that they who don’t see will see, and so-that they who see will be made blind!” 40And some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words. And they said unto Him, “Are we also blind?” 41Yeshua said unto them, “If ye were blind, ye would have no sin. But now, ye say, ‘We see!’ Therefore your sin remains.”


Concentration on Children

The Bible has an undercurrent theme that has been overlooked by nearly all of its readers. Any reader could have discovered this theme by reading the following text:


Matthew 18:1 At the same time, the disciples came unto Yeshua, saying, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of the heavens?” 2And Yeshua called a little child unto Him. And He set him in the midst of them. 3And He said, “Faith I say unto you, except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of the heavens. 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of the heavens. 5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my Name receives me! 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea! 7Woe unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come. But woe to that man by whom the offence comes! 8Therefore, if thy hand or thy foot offends thee, cut them off and cast from thee! It is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed rather than to be cast into everlasting fire having two hands or two feet! 9And if thine eye offends thee, pluck it out and cast from thee! It is better for thee to enter into life with one eye rather than to be cast into hell fire having two eyes! 10Take heed that ye don’t despise one of these little ones. For I say unto you that their angels in the heavens do always behold the face of my Father Who is in the heavens! 11For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12How do ye think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them is gone astray, doesn’t he leave the ninety and nine? And he goes into the mountains and seeks that which is gone astray! 13And if so be that he finds it, faith I say unto you, he rejoices more of that than of the ninety and nine that didn’t go astray! 14Even so, it isn’t the will of your Father Who is in the heavens that one of these little ones will perish. 15And if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16But if he will not hearken,take one or two more with thee so that every word will be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses. 17And if he shall neglect to hearken to them, tell unto the Congregation! And if he neglects to hearken to the Congregation, he shall be as a Gentile man and a publican unto thee! 18Faith I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in the heavens! And whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in the heavens. 19Again I say unto you that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by my Father Who is in the heavens. 20For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, I am there in the midst of them!”


The theme of this section is children, and their being harmed or killed (“offended”), and their being lost and found. While this sounds like an almost romantic theme, it isn’t. This text combines with many other texts that also refer to children, often not directly mentioning them at all. An example of such a text is Psalm 126. It is all about children being brought to Mount Zion during the Tribulation, but is stated in such a way that only a careful reader of a literally rendered version will easily see it. A literal rendering of this psalm is given next:


Psalm 126:1 A Song of the steps in Yehovah’s returning the captivity of Zion.


We were as dreamers. 2Then our mouth shall be filled of laughter, and our tongue a ululation. Then they shall say in the races, “Yehovah made big to do with these! 3Yehovah made big to do with us. We were happy-ones!” 4Return, Yehovah, our returning-ones as rivulets in the Negev. 5The seeders with a tear shall reap with a ululation. 6Walking, he shall walk and weep, lifting, drawing the seed. Coming, he shall come with a ululation carrying his bundles.


It doesn’t take great imagination to see that this text is about children being carried to Mount Zion by rescuers.


Many other texts address issues of children, and some texts address children. Yet, readers of the Bible almost universally refuse to believe that these texts are literally to children. An example follows:


1 John 2:13 “I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.”


Folks love to spiritualize (symbolize and allegorize) Biblical texts rather than to believe them. It would be like a game if it were not a serious case of unbelief.


A major focus in the Bible is on saving the lives of children, and a major timing focus of the Bible is the Tribulation (a seven-year period that will be the worst time in the history of the world, but will have the greatest number of miracles, and will see all Israel finally come to faith). No other religion or religious book has such a concentration on saving lives or on children, and certainly not on saving the lives of children. The Bible starts out with the importance of children; Sarai is barren, as is Rebecca, and Yehovah makes them fruitful. Yehovah either destroys or sends into captivity groups that pass their children through the fire (a torturous killing on a burning-hot idol). If the only way to save lives is to slaughter those who are determined to destroy others, Yehovah will do that; it is part of His work that He has promised.


What other faith concentrates on saving lives and on saving children?



Where There are Two Jews, There are Three Opinions

This statement shows the character of Jewish thought patterns. The ability to look at things from various angles has given the Jewish People real advantages. They have learned this technique through discussions of the Torah (the Teaching found in the first five books of the Bible, but truly the first six) that sometimes become heated. They sharpen each other in this way.


It is not at all likely that two Jewish individuals could have ever gotten together and written one book on one faith. The Talmud, a voluminous set of rabbinic opinions and commentaries on the rabbinic commentaries on the Torah (I worded it correctly), proves this. Had men written the Scriptures at their own personal promptings, the Scriptures would have been exactly like the Talmud: a huge volume filled with conflicting opinions, tales, and occult writings. In contrast, the Scriptures are concise, short, blunt, and extremely clear on issues of right and wrong, conduct, and the plans of God. The Talmud is filled with views disagreeing with other views. The Scriptures are void of rules that violate other rules, of forms of justice that violate other forms of justice, of ethics that violate other Scriptural ethics. The Bible does give exceptions to rules, but they do not conflict with the purposes of the Teaching.


There were not merely two Jews (with three opinions) who penned the Scriptures; there were above twenty! There are no arguments one against the others as there are in the Talmud. This Jewish agreement is impossible.


Mohammed and Joseph Smith were wise to pen their volumes alone.


The Curious Survival of the Chosen: of Israel

A striking feature of the Biblical faith is its centering on a small chosen race: Israel. Because the Bible accents the roles of this People, the People of Israel has been targeted many times for attack by those who claim to follow the Scriptures (the cruel, ruthless, stupid and ignorant ‘crusaders,’ for example). Others who were not Jewish and claimed to be prophets of God relegated Israel to lesser positions by offering their own ‘New Testament’-like equivalents to expand the Scriptures and teach how they must be viewed (Mohammed, Joseph Smith, Ellen White, etc.). These newer religious writings focused on races other than Israel, reinterpreting righteousness and the plans of God in ways in keeping with the cultures of the writers. The Jews could be annihilated without interfering with these writings. (The so-called ‘New Testament’ is not of this nature. The hope it propagates requires the Salvation and redemption of all Israel, the coming of Israel’s Messiah, and the Avraham’s, Isaac’s and Jacob’s ownership of the Land of Israel.


Nearly every race has had a hand in some form of cruelty against the Israeli race; yet the race has continued, and has survived acculturation (the process of getting ‘sucked into’ other cultures with the loss of identity). Even today, many Israelis attempt to ‘disappear’ among non‑Israelis, hoping to live normal lives. Yet, Israelis are still eventually identified, separated out, and thrown out no matter where they go or what they do. Israeli survival is guaranteed in the Scriptures.


The same Scriptures that guarantee Israel’s survival also guarantee that the Israelis will be hassled and hounded, driven from their homes and even slaughtered throughout the centuries until they do right before Yehovah.


Other faiths have no centering on the Israelis (except the faiths of White Supremacy; members of these faiths totally dedicate themselves to the Jews by concentrating on ways to destroy them; they thus become voluntary slaves to the Jews). The importance of Israel in the Bible is striking; Israel is a small people. There have been many attempts to destroy them, including their own attempts to control their births and the willingness of many Jews to abort their children. Yet, they are still in the ‘limelight,’ and they still survive as a race.


Resurrection is Dependent on Israel

What religious volume will guarantee the resurrection of the dead, and then make that resurrection totally dependent on the righteousness of a particular race? The Bible contains various texts that promise that all Saints will be resurrected. That resurrection awaits all Israel becoming righteous. Yet, this isn’t obviously stated in any text of which I am aware. The following is how I came to conclude this.


1. Messiah Yeshua will come with all His Saints:


1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end He will establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God—even our Father—at the coming of our Lord Messiah Yeshua with all His saints.


If He comes with all His Saints, no Saints are left behind.


2. All Saints must have incorruptible physical bodies:


1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible. And we shall be changed! 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal shall put on immortality. 54So, when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then the saying shall be brought to pass that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory.”


Obtaining these physical, incorruptible bodies and returning alive to earth is resurrection; this is being brought back to earth from the dead.


3. Messiah Yeshua will only come when Jerusalem will openly declare the blessed status of One who comes with the Name Yehovah (referring to Yeshua):


Matthew 23:37 “Jerusalem! Jerusalem that kills the prophets and stones them who are sent unto thee! How often would I have gathered thy children together even as a hen gathers her chickens under wings, and ye would not! 38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39For I say unto you, ye shall not see me henceforth until ye shall say, ‘Blessed is He Who comes with the Name Yehovah!’”


Thus, all of Jerusalem must be righteous and must have rightly identified the Messiah.


4. All Israel will know Truth and will understand the plans of Yehovah for this resurrection:


Hosea 5:15 “I [Yehovah] will go. And I will return to my place until they declare themselves guilty and seek my faces. They will seek me sunrise [very early] in their tribulation!” Hosea 6:1 “Walk! And we shall return to Yehovah! For He has torn, and He will heal us! He has smitten, and He will bandage us! 2He will make-us-alive after two days! He will raise us in the third day, and we shall live in His sight! 3Then we shall know! We shall follow on to know Yehovah! His going forth is prepared as the morning. And He shall come unto us as the rain—as the latter, former rain unto the land!”


This will occur when all Israel is saved:


Isaiah 45:17 Israel shall be saved in Yehovah with an everlasting salvation! Ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end!


This will occur when all Israel has no ungodliness and no sins:


Romans 11:26 And so, all Israel shall be saved as it is written, “The Deliverer shall come out of Zion and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob!” 27 “For this is my covenant unto them when I shall take away their sins!”


Thus, the resurrection awaits all Israel becoming righteous. No other faith places its entire plan in the entire righteousness of an entire race and an entire people!





Descriptions of Other Races are Too Accurate to be Accidental

The Jewish Scriptures contain descriptions of some races, their ancestry and their characteristics, as well as where they settled. Texts also describe some of their roles they will fulfill in the End Times. Properly characterizing a race is difficult, since prejudice is usually mixed into the description; yet these Scriptures speak of other races in a candid manner. One of the Tribes of Israel “will not excel.” Ishmael is called a “wild ass man” with his hand being against everyone else’s hand, and vice versa.


While there might be much reason for Jewish writers to write harshly regarding some Middle Eastern neighbours, these writings are far harsher toward the Israelis. Descriptions of each group are accurate, though penned by a number of writers over great spaces of time.


The Bible speaks of Iraqis (called Chaldeans):


Habakkuk 1:6 “I am raising up the Chaldeans, a bitter and hasty race that shall march through the breadth of the land to possess the dwellingplaces not theirs.”


The description of bitter and hasty could give wisdom to any leader even thinking about entering into this race’s country to help the race solve its internal affairs.


Standardization among Different Races

Folks who have true faith in the Bible who are from very different races, cultures, and viewpoints on every area of living seem to understand the standards of the Bible, the person of the God of the Bible, and the basic plans of the God of the Bible in the very same way. Adherents of the faith of the Hebrew Scriptures from very diverse cultures can come together and exchange Biblical understandings with just as much ease as folks from the same culture.


Many other religions are culturally centered. One who aspires to become a Moslem, for example, soon learns that the ‘holy language’ is Arabic, the language of Allah. A devout Moslem must fit into an Islamic pattern (bowing five times a day, for example, and wearing traditional head coverings and body coverings if the person is female) in order to be considered a good Moslem.


One who adopts a Talmudic form of Judaism must conform to dress patterns and non‑Biblical Kosher and practice laws. (The Scriptures do have special Laws for the Israelis; the Talmud adds many laws, while the Scriptures forbid adding such laws.) Orthodox Judaism’s regulations make life difficult, and at times impossible if they are taken into a foreign and poor society where there is no set‑up for practices such as using certain tableware only for meat and other tableware only for dairy. The strictly Scriptural requirements for Jewish and non-Jewish adherents who fear Yehovah (known Biblically as Saints) are far more easily accomplished in any culture and among any race than are Orthodox strictures. Saints of each race understand these requirements that please God in the same way. How strange it is that a Jewish faith that is held by Jews who themselves are so extremely diverse is so standard!


Racial Views

Members of various races are invited to equally participate in many religions. Scriptural faith rejects concepts of the universal ‘brotherhood of man’ and the ‘fatherhood of God;’ yet, injustice toward another on the basis of race, culture, faith, status in society, or any other reason is violence against the Biblical God and His faith. The Bible’s purpose is for life, not for death. Does someone hold an idolatrous faith? That is Yehovah’s issue, not the issue of Yehovah’s followers. All (including males and females) are made in the image of this One God; doing injustice toward anyone is doing violence toward this God.


Jewish Scriptures teach three categories of individuals:


  • Sons of Adam—those not having Scriptural faith who do not choose evil-doing as a way of life
  • Workers of iniquity (lovers of doing wrong and being guilty of sin)
  • Children of God (who received the love of the Truth, having a true fear of the God of the Jewish Scriptures)

Every people (culture group) is given special abilities with which to do good. The same is true of every race.


Some societies have chosen to become evil (by Yehovah’s standards). They have practiced Scripturally abhorrent practices (like burning their children alive in order to increase the fertility of their lands, having sexual intercourse with animals, and doing human sacrifices). Yehovah gives them time and warning. He then commands or causes their annihilation. He does not command the annihilation of races or peoples that are idolatrous, yet peaceful—who do not practice vile violence. He does not command the annihilation of groups that regularly go to war as long as they are not practicing certain forms of vileness.


Can such a faith that commands justice, righteousness, love, etc. also openly command the annihilation of whole races, and be a good faith?


This faith recognizes the excellence of the design of all races. Every race has certain excellences and abilities that other races cannot do as well with as much interest and perfection. The Bible maintains racial identity and differences. It is a segregationist faith in one respect only: the Israelis are to be segregated from all races in order to serve (i.e., to slave for) all those races! It is a most curious form of segregation. It permits intermarriage, yet insists upon the Israelis remaining true to the culture of Yehovah and obedience to His commands. It commands the Israelis to live among all the races to teach them, yet to be distinct from the races by obedience to the Torah (the Teaching that gives special commands to the Israelis not given to the races). What other faith is centred on its members slaving for other races to teach them Truth and how to prosper?


The Strange View of Non-Israeli Races, Heroes and Heroines

How strange it is for a canon of Scriptures presented to the Jews to incorporate an entire book about a woman … who is not Jewish. (It does have one book about a woman who is Jewish.) That book makes the non-Jewish woman a heroine of the faith. Yet, all the writers of that canon are Jewish! The book of Ruth is such an example. She is from the Moabite race—a race that gave Israel much trouble. The Torah teaches about this race,


Deuteronomy 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of Yehovah. They shall not enter into the congregation of Yehovah to Hider even to their tenth generation 4because they didn’t meet you with bread and with water in the way when ye came forth from Egypt, and because they hired Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia against thee to curse thee!


Ruth became the ancestress of the greatest king of Israel: King David, and thus the ancestress of the Messiah! She does nothing heroic. She makes the Israeli People her people and the Israeli God her God, and she does what Naomi says.


While the book of Esther is about a Jewish woman, it hardly portrays her as a heroine on her own; her cousin warns and threatens her that if she doesn’t act, help will come from another source, and she and her father’s house will be destroyed.


Offering writings to one race that show such candidness regarding that race and others outside the race would not be a good way to win readers!


In the set of Jewish books known as the New Testament, one identified as the Saviour, the Messiah, and the Son of God is having a conversation with a woman of foreign descent. Here is a quote of the conversation:


Matthew 15:22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts. And she shouted unto Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, Sir, son of David! My daughter is grievously vexed with a demon!” 23And He didn’t answer her a word. And His disciples came and besought Him, saying, “Send her away! For she shouts after us!” 24And He answered. And He said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel.” 25Then she came and prostrated to Him, saying, “Sir, help me!” 26But He answered and said, “It is not appropriate to take the children’s bread and cast to dogs!” 27And she said, “Truth, Sir. Yet, the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28Then Yeshua answered. And He said unto her, “Woman! Thy faith is great! Be it unto thee even as thou wilt!” And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.


Here is another quote of the same incident:


Mark 7:24 And He arose from there and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered into a house, and would have no man know. But He couldn’t be hidden. 25For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard of Him, and came and fell at His feet. 26The woman was a Greek—a Syrophenician by race. And she besought Him that He would cast the demon out of her daughter. 27But Yeshua said unto her, “The children will first be filled. For it is not appropriate to take the children’s bread and to cast unto the dogs.” 28And she answered. And she said unto Him, “Yes, Sir, yet the dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.” 29And He said unto her, “Go thy way for this saying. The demon is gone out of thy daughter.”


This interchange would be repugnant to many if they read it. First, a woman is called a dog; since she is a female, she is being called a bitch. Then, a foreign woman is called a dog. Next, a grieving, pained woman is called a dog. On top of these, a woman who falls at Yeshua’s feet to worship Him is being called a dog. This is a faith being offered to the Jewish People! Some anti-Semitic folks who feel that the Jews think that they are superior to other races might exploit this content; yet it is recorded twice.


Most Jewish individuals do not feel as if their race or people is superior to others; some feel inferior being Jews. Some participants in some Jewish groups, however, strongly feel that their religions and standings are superior, just as some non-Jewish groups that loathe the Jewish People feel superior. Those among the Jews who do feel superior would not have wanted this interchange to be stated in so blatant a manner, inviting obvious repercussions from enemies. Other Jewish individuals would have seen this dialogue as cruel to this woman. Some non-Jewish readers would have been outraged that this Messiah would do such a thing. Why would writers have put this blatantly racial incident into texts if they desired this faith to be acceptable to Jews?


In another text, Naaman, the captain of the Syrian army that was making attacks and raids against Israel, captured a Jewish girl to take her home for a slave for his wife. The Jewish girl saw that Naaman had the scourge (normally translated as leprosy, but having nothing to do with the modern disease). She stated to Naaman’s wife, “If only my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his scourge!” Word got back to Naaman, and he went to his king (the king of Syria). His king sent him to the king of Israel to obtain healing, and the king in Israel was terrified. The prophet in Israel came, sent one of his slaves to Naaman, and told him what to do to be healed. Naaman finally hearkened to one of his own slaves, and was healed.


This book is either designed to offend its readers, or it must be true! Is healing an attacking, enemy captain reasonable?


If one were going to design a religion that would be attractive to a group for which it was intended, would it be profitable to have many heroes of the religion who were not of that group? Hebrew Scriptures do this on a fairly regular basis. Consider the following for two examples:


Luke 4:24 And [Yeshua] said, “I say faith unto you: No prophet is accepted in his own country. 25But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land. 26But Elias was sent unto none of them except unto Sarepta of Sidon, unto a woman, a widow. 27And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet. And none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” 28And all they in the synagogue were filled with wrath when they heard these things. 29And they rose up and thrust Him out of the city. And they led Him unto the brow of the hill upon which their city was built in order to cast Him down headlong.


Then, there is the case of a non-Jewish whore who hid Israeli spies and helped them to confidently destroy her city because she knew that the God of Israel is the true God. She is a heroine, and she is in the very important lineage of King David and the Messiah. (Ruth also became part of the lineage of King David.) Why does this book show non-Jewish heroes and heroines?


If its purpose is to make the religion more attractive to outsiders, this miserably failed.


  • King David murdered a righteous and innocent Hittite.
  • There is a law that no Moabite is to come into the congregation of the Israelis; that doesn’t make a faith more attractive; it seems more exclusive.

So why have non-Jewish heroes and heroines?


  • A pagan priest (Jethro) gives wise counsel to Israel’s highest leader (Moses), and Moses does what he said. Why tell about an idolatrous priest outlining wisdom to Israel’s commander in this matter?

Either the writers of these volumes had no idea what their aim should be in writing, or they candidly wrote what happened, being directed by another being who does have a unified set of goals. If the second is true, and if some of the worst characters in the book are Jewish, either this faith is a looser from its beginnings, or it is a true record. Religious writers simply have no cause to teach about their gods by showing the inappropriate behavioral patterns of their own people, and making foreigners (including foreign pagans) heroes!





Locations that Speak?

Do any other religions portray conversations between any god and a location as if a location has a soul, a mind and a voice to speak? The Bible does:


Isaiah 1:2 Hearken, heavens! And give ear, land! For Yehovah has spoken: “I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me!”


If a reader isn’t certain that Yehovah spoke to the heavens and the land, consider this next text that has been literally rendered:


Isaiah 49:13 Sound-ye, heavens! And circle-dance, land! The mountains shall explode a sounding, because Yehovah consoled His people, and He will womb His humble-ones!


14And Zion said, “Yehovah forsook me, and my Lords forgot me.” 15 “Will a woman forget her breastfeeder from wombing the son of her belly? Ye shall forget these indeed, and I—I will not forget thee! 16Behold, I engraved thee upon palms [of hands]! Thy walls are continually straight-in-front-of me! 17Thy children hurried from thy demolishers and from thy wasters. They shall exit from thee!


18 “Lift around thine eyes! And see all of them! They were gathered. They came to thee. I live,” declared Yehovah! “For thou shall put-on all of them as my witness/ornament, and thou hast bound [jewelry] them as a bride! 19For thy wastes and thy desolations and the land of thy demolitions—for now thou shalt be squeezed from an inhabitant! And thy swallowers shall be far!


20 “Again, the children of thy bereaving shall say in thine ears, ‘The place is too tight for me! Exact for me, and I have dwelt!’


21 “And thou shalt say in thine heart, ‘Who bore these to me? And I am bereft and a shaken heap, exposed [diaspora] and eschewed! And these—who brought-up? Behold, I, I remained, only I. These—where are they?’”


This text isn’t unique in the Bible. Conversations or soliloquies with locations occur more often than readers of the Bible realize. One location is so distressed by what its inhabitants are doing that it shouts for Yehovah to take action, and He does! He slaughters all the vile inhabitants of four cities!


Genesis 18:20 And Yehovah said, “Because the shout of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous, 21I will go down now, and I will see whether they have done altogether according to her shout that is come unto me. And if not, I will know!”


Yehovah was not furious against the location. He promised that Sodom will later be restored along with Jerusalem:


Ezekiel 16:52 “Thou [Jerusalem] also who has judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed, more abominable than they! They are more righteous than thou! Indeed, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame in that thou hast justified thy sisters! 53When I shall bring again their captivity—the captivity of Sodom and her daughters and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, I will then bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them. 54And thou shalt bear thine own shame. And thou shalt be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a consolation unto them! 55When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate!”


Children easily understand the idea of items speaking. Most normal adults will view such descriptions as allegorical in nature, fit only for the vivid imagination. This Bible is designed to give Truth, not fairy tales. If such descriptions are not Truth, they are fantastic lies.




Locations that Eject?

Leviticus 18:26 “Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments. And ye shall not commit from these abominations—any of your own race or any stranger who sojourns among you—27for the men of the land who are before you have done all these abominations, and the land is defiled. 28And the land won’t also spew you out when ye defile her, as she spewed out the races that are before you!”


Leviticus 20:22 “Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes and all my judgments. And ye shall do them. And the land where I am bringing you to dwell in her won’t spew you out!”


The Bible portrays locations as living entities. Some other faiths may also do the same, but the Bible prohibits worshipping any object, and this includes worshipping land or items made from the land (including items made from trees and items made from gold).



High Standards

The Impossible Standard

Individuals who present a new religion or add to another that is already present should make its standards possible to keep. Mohammed made the standards possible to keep in the Koran—at least for all who had the money and the ability to travel to Mecca. The Hebrew Scriptures, though, start out with standards that most assume cannot be attained by any mortal human, but only by a God. One such standard is to be perfect and without sin. Adding to futility, the Scriptures teach that no person is able to obtain the righteousness of removed sin by any act of goodness. (Moslems can obtain righteousness by an act of lethal heroism in a Jihad.) The Jewish Scriptures then command readers to be righteous.


Some other religions aim toward perfection, but a person usually must be in a special circumstance to approach this perfection (as with Buddhist and Roman Catholic monks who leave society and its pollutions). The Hebrew Scriptures don’t teach adherents to physically separate themselves from the world (unless it is for a brief time), but to partake with others who are not adherents to the faith—only not in the sins.


Most who claim to be believers in these Scriptures adopt the standards of non‑Biblical faiths by rejecting the idea of living a life of successful sin‑refusal, and by trying to obtain righteousness by good deeds. They have rejected Scriptural teachings, though they usually do not know it and would strongly deny it.


No faith sets up an impossible standard, and then expects converts to naturally live by it. Yet, the Scriptures claim that anyone can easily refuse to sin by the power of the God of Israel, and that one can be made righteous by the work of the same God of Israel. Every other religion rejects these ideas. Jewish Scriptures are either totally ridiculous or they are truth; there is no in-between.


Admission of Small Numbers of Adherents

There are some very tiny religions in the world. Some have as few as one member. Others, of course, are very large. Some religions are private, and new members are undesirable. Most religions, however, work hard to increase membership. That is just good business.


Yeshua stated, “When the son of man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” The question is rhetorical with an assumed answer, “Not much,” showing that Biblical faith will be rare at that time rather than common.


During the latter part of the Tribulation, when Mount Zion will be the only permanently placed safe haven (besides Yehovah Himself appearing as a very tall and large Rock and fortress for some who must have that shelter, or die), few will find the very physical gate on Mount Zion, beyond which is the way that leads to life:


Matthew 7:13 “Enter ye in at the constricted gate. For, the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in there. 14For, the gate is constricted and the way is narrow that leads unto life, and there are few who find it.”


Only those saving the lives of Israelis (Jews), or those who need to be physically saved from death (like Jewish babies) will be allowed onto Mount Zion. Those who seek to save their own lives (alone) will not gain entry, and will be killed if they don’t seek to save the lives of others.


The Bible is all about saving lives.


The Bible admits to always have a proportionately small number of followers (except during one short period of time, when it will be in the majority: at the beginning of the Millennium; and this majority will be short-lived). How strange that a faith system would so candidly portray its lack of success among men in such an open way! While followers of secret religions are not concerned with letting the world know of their success or failure among men, the Scriptures openly portray every detail, giving all readers a detailed listing of how to tell who truly is an adherent, and who is not. This listing shows why the numbers are always small. It isn’t because of difficulty; it is because so few are willing to receive the love of the Truth, without which they cannot be saved.


2 Thessalonians 2:10 For, they didn’t receive the love of the Truth, that they might be saved.


The Biblical Standard for Its Prophets and Secular Leaders

Prophets exist in a number of popular world‑religions. A prophet is one who directly quotes a god, giving those exact quotes to hearers. A prophet is a bringer in Hebrew.


The Biblical standard for a prophet is quoting the God of Israel 100% correctly all the time when prophesying. The Biblical reaction to a prophet who doesn’t speak with that accuracy is death. Prophecy is so important, that anyone lying about what a god says is attempting to get hearkeners killed.


The men who penned Scriptures wrote this standard for prophecy when they, themselves, were prophesying in the process of writing the original manuscripts! They would have had to be insane to tell folks to whom they were writing that if anything they said was not true, the people were obliged to kill them!


While the Israelis put some Scriptural writers to death, the most faithful of the Israeli people recognized the writings as Scriptures, not as lies. Those who were put to death were not put to death for being false prophets, but for angering the leadership with their blunt denunciations of the leaders’ and the people’s sins.


The Torah held Israel’s secular leaders to a higher standard than the people. (In truth, Israel didn’t have secular leaders. All rulers were living examples of spiritual practices, whether Godly or pagan. I am referring to non-priestly leaders, however, when I speak of secular leaders.) It states that a king must not multiply wives to himself, for example. Regular Israelis could have more than one wife. Some kings (David and Solomon) violated this, and caused many problems.


Leaders are held responsible to a higher standard, and they are in greater danger from incurring the wrath of the God of the Bible. (This is not a popular way to construct a faith.) Prophets of the Biblical faith publicly excoriated leaders for sin.


In Islamic countries, including theocracies (where Islamic spiritual leaders dictate to secular leaders of every rank and to the populations regarding spirituality), leaders must be careful to not offend spiritual leaders, but they are not in danger from their Allah in the way that Israeli leaders are from Yehovah. There is no longer a prophet in Islam, since Mohamed was the last and final prophet of their Allah. This is not true for Israel. The Bible states when prophets will no longer prophesy: during the Millennium when Yehovah Himself will be King over all kings. Prophets will not be necessary, since Yeshua will personally dictate and announce.


In the meantime, secular leaders of Israel may not feel accountable to Yehovah the God of Israel, but they are. If the Bible is Truth, there is no person of any rank or authority anywhere in the world who has not been directly given that rank and position by Yehovah. Anyone in any position will be able to benefit or harm, and will be held responsible for what he/she does; every authority is from Yehovah’s hand. What other faith teaches that every rank in all human societies is given by one God?


The High Standard of the Spiritual Leaders to be Servants and to be Totally Accountable

Faiths generally have rulers and interpreters of the gods that rule over ‘commoners,’ folks who are not professional clergy. Depending on the religion, rulers can even obtain statuses as gods themselves.


Clergy often has a hold over the people and can manipulate with great power. Clergy sometimes rules over government leaders.


Biblical faith differs in very important ways. Yehovah commands all in the faith, including leaders, to be servants (slaves). Rank in the Kingdom of God will always be determined by faithfulness as a servant (slave) and being obedient to Yehovah.


Biblical words translated servant and serve refer to slave and slaving. Slavery is working without pay or with minor pay for the benefit of others, having very limited rights and being treated as owned, as in a dictatorship.


We are used to slavery in every society. Militaries throughout the world are legal and proper forms of slavery, since all in the military are owned. Military folks do receive some monetary compensation so that they can save a little, have a little extra, etc., but they are told where to go, when to go, and what to do, including being commanded to give up their lives. Biblical servanthood is always comparable to military service. Everyone who resents being owned and commanded will never fit in the Kingdom of God. Leaders are not exempt; they are examples.


A Biblical spiritual leader, then, will be held responsible to serve (slave for) each person to whom and for whom he/she is responsible. This person will be accessible by all to whom he is responsible. Arrogance is never right or permitted. (There will be no pulpit guards to keep lay folks from asking pastors questions at the end of sermons.)


If the Scriptures hold such a high standard for those claiming adherence to them, it holds a higher standard for the People of the Book (Scriptures)—for the Jews. All Jews are born owned by Yehovah (whether they like it or not, and whether they acknowledge this ownership or not). Jewish leaders have a standard by which to live that is commensurately higher than Jews who are not in leadership.


The Scriptures teach that Biblical Saints must judge those who are considered Saints:


1 Corinthians 5:9 “I wrote unto you in a letter to not company with fornicators—10yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world or with the covetous or extortioners or with idolaters, for then would have to go out of the world. 11But I have now written unto you to not keep company if any man that is called a brother is a fornicator or covetous or an idolater or a railer or a drunkard or an extortioner—no, not to eat with such a one. 12For what have I to do to also judge them that are outside? Don’t ye judge them that are within? 13But God judges them who are outside. Therefore, put away that wicked person from among yourselves!”


Saints have no business judging non-saints in spiritual matters.


Many followers of most religions are outraged when outsiders violate their religions. Those who follow the Hebrew Scriptures must only be outraged by adherents to the Biblical faith who violate that faith; sinners who are not in the Biblical faith will sin, and Saints must expect that rather than being outraged by it. (Saints certainly may practice self-defense, and they are more obliged to defend the innocent from the hands of the guilty, if they are able.)


A leader who follows the Hebrew Scriptures must do as Daniel did who was put in charge of all the practitioners of the occult in the Babylonian empire. Daniel did not try to persuade these practitioners away from their faith, nor did he seek to get them killed when he had a perfect opportunity. Instead, he wisely governed them, himself being a slave, making certain that they followed Babylonian law as they practiced their own religion. Daniel walked himself in the fear of the God of Israel in every way.


Islam’s ayatollahs and imams can command kidnappings and executions to purge out infidels and foreigners. No Islamic prophet comes against Islam’s leaders to declare their sins. They can even rig an election, killing some followers of Islam, and there is no prophetic demand that the leaders turn and do right. The religion is considered the justice, and anyone who is not of the religion is an enemy. This was not true in Israel.


Islam’s ayatollahs do not have to be servants (slaves) in all things, though they do serve their peoples. They are not held accountable (in this life), and their faith gives them relatively free hands to represent Allah. (This is a distinct contrast to the faith of the Bible; followers of Yehovah have a far less free hand to do as they may desire if it is wrong.) Thus, rulers in Islam are much like the popes in Roman Catholicism and like religious leaders in so many religions around the world. The Bible is unique in the areas of servanthood and accountability.


The means justifies the end, according to the Biblical faith. This faith will be unpopular anywhere prophets tell lies and leaders sin!




High Demands for Sin Payment

The Jewish Scriptures teach that the wages of sin is death. Some animal sacrifices portray this in a show-and-tell format. A thoughtful person realizes that an innocent animal cannot possibly die for the sins of a human, cleansing that human from sin. Sin was the human’s fault, not the innocent animal’s fault. Slaying the animal is a demonstration of the price of sin, not a covering or removal of it.


The Israeli priest makes a covering for the sin—the priest also being a type. The remembrance of sin demonstrates that it is still before Yehovah. One remembrance is done on Yom HaKippurim (the so-called Day of Atonement) every year by the faithful of Israel.


Other religions either consider sin less important or important enough to sacrifice a human to appease gods. Jewish Scriptures account no person as truly innocent (except God) unless that person has had sin removed, or unless that person truly never had opportunity to either sin or have sin removed (an unborn child, for example).


Every person must and will give an account and full payment for his own sin, unless… The Jewish Scriptures teach that God has the power to secure payment for sin, put sin away, and totally justify the individual (justify = render righteous), and that Yehovah is more than willing to do this for anyone who desires this and who is willing to receive the love of the Truth. Other religions find these concepts unacceptable. Those religions use one of the following means to relieve sin:


  • Paying by good deeds
  • Sacrificing a human to pay for the sins of multiple humans
  • Sacrificing an angel to pay for the sins of multiple humans (so-called ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’ and Seventh-Day Adventists are in this category)
  • Sacrificing an animal to cover for the sins of a human
  • Denying that sin is important
  • Confessing sins (no real change required)

Some religions have no concept of sin at all; right and wrong are issues of society or personal preferences. All these religions are more popular and easier to accept than a religion that states that one deserves death for sin, and only an eternally living deity can remove sin by personally being the sacrifice.


The Acceptable Sacrifice

Hebrew Scriptures describe many sacrifices. These same Scriptures teach that all these sacrifices do not accomplish any Spiritual change for the sacrificing person.


Hebrews 10:4 It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.


Yehovah commanded scheduled times when sins would be brought to remembrance regardless of sacrifices previously offered for them. The blood of an innocent lamb, ram, goat or bull does not ‘make right’ the wrong done by the person who sinned. A guilty man cannot offer himself for his own sin, since he is at best a polluted sacrifice.


Some faiths skirt the issues of sin. Other faiths teach that a sacrifice of a child is good enough to cover parents’ sins or to make a good crop. Some faiths imply that lighting a candle will accomplish a spiritual request. Other faiths teach that good deeds take care of bad deeds by outweighing them. Some faiths hold that there is no sin. Other faiths teach that gifts or bribes given to the gods will take care of the problem.


Jewish Scriptures directly face issues of sin. Full payment must be made for every sin that has ever occurred in the entire universe. Yet, no person can take care of his own sin. Period.


The only one capable of taking care of the sins of His creation is the very God who created. He Himself must pay the supreme price without the aid of man. This is either true or insane. How can a god die? Yet, the Bible teaches that one, a Messiah—an anointed one—will take care of the sin-problem for all. Only those who determine to grasp this gift will receive its benefits. This Messiah, then, is a separate being from God. The Scriptures then teach that this Messiah must necessarily be very God Himself in order to do this work of sin removal.


Biblical faith differs from other faiths in another respect: this Messiah will die once for all sin. Unless he is God, he cannot be worth the price of all sin. Even a righteous man cannot take care of the sins of another man.


This faith, then, involves a human sacrifice of a god. Is this a faith worth considering? Other faiths consider this totally unreasonable, and the majority of humans in the world view this faith as false. Either it is true or writers who were insane constructed it.


Scriptures describe the Biblical God as being of great Grace (that is, having a fervent, ardent zeal by which one is actuated) toward His creation, and willing to pay such a price. If this faith is false, it is a horrible tale of blood that should not be told to children. Imagine telling a child that a god-man must die because the child told a lie or stole a stick of chewing gum. If this faith is true, every other faith is not. No other god is portrayed as having this type of love for his creation─indeed, so much love for that child, that he would be willing to pay such a price to see that child turn from destruction.


The Ease of Entrance into the Faith; the Difficulty of Entrance into the Faith

Some faiths offer easy access into them, taking anyone in. Other faiths have complex rituals that are painful or very difficult to complete. The faith expressed in the Scriptures has a very different nature.


The Bible teaches that one who truly believes, and whose obedience of faith (good works) bears out that belief, is truly in the faith.


James 2:20 But wilt thou know, vain man, that faith without works is dead?


James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.


Obedience comes about by what the Bible calls the fear of Yehovah (fear of the LORD, King James Version). This fear is far beyond ‘reverential awe,’ respect, and the like. It is a genuine terror-fear, but does not harm the fearer or render the fearer unable to function. Rather, it gives the fearer much boldness to do right and justice (according to the perspective of Biblical Writings).


At the same time, the Bible teaches that one must come by grace via faith:


Ephesians 2:8 Ye are saved by grace via faith—and that, not of yourselves—the gift of God, 9not of works, lest any man should boast.


Grace is the gift of God; it is His fervent, ardent zeal by which He is activated (motivated to action).


Romans 5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift! For if many are dead through the offence of one, the grace of God (and the gift by the grace of the one man: Messiah Yeshua) has much more abounded unto many.


Thus, one who simply wants to believe, but doesn’t have the gift of grace, can’t! Of course, everyone who truly desires this gift of His grace will obtain it. Anyone who is willing to receive the love of the Truth meets the requirements. (Not many folks fit this category.)


What is faith, according to the Bible?


Hebrews 11:1 Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.


Another way of saying the same thing is this:


Faith is the assurance of things expected, the conviction of things not seen. Assurance is certainty. Expectation must always be based upon the nature of the one from whom the expectation will come. That person or group must have proven always to be true to his nature. Conviction is the result of personal certainty, but it is not transferable to another person. Each one must be convicted/convinced on his own. Things not seen are things that have not yet been realized in life. They are expected to come, but they have not yet occurred.


Faith, therefore, must be based on a command, a promise, or a statement of one who is always consistent in bringing events to pass when promised.


How does faith come, according to the Bible?


Romans 10:17 Faith is by hearkening, and hearkening is by the word of God.


The order appears reversed. A person must first obtain the Word of God by some means and in some infallible form. (Yehovah is very willing to get this to any person who desires it, if the Bible is Truth.) The person then must hearken to the Word of God, taking it quite literally. Then, and only then, can faith come. Any other order of obtaining faith isn’t according to the Bible, and cannot result in a Biblical faith.


What other religion presents such means as the only way to obtain faith?


The vast majority of those who claim this faith as their own are deeply and permanently deceived. They desired a religion that suits their present lifestyle, perspectives, and their imagination of what a religion should be and demand. They cannot be saved, since they won’t even receive the love of the Truth.


One must come as a child with the type of humility that a young child demonstrates. Anyone who will not approach this faith as a child would will never be successful in obtaining this faith. (Children take things literally.) It is a very exclusive faith in this way; only a small minority will obtain this faith—not because of difficulty, but because of the required approach.


Thus, it is the easiest faith to enter, since a child is well equipped to enter. It is the most difficult, since one can only enter by being granted the gift of His grace—His fervent and burning zeal for that person. Now, either this is the true or it is most unfair and contemptible, and is far inferior to better faiths that allow entrance in a much more objective manner.


All Adherents Must Become as Little Children?

Find any other faith in which those who are the deepest in that faith are the most child-like in their view, their acceptance of truth, and their doctrinal understanding, while gullibility in that faith is completely unacceptable.


At theological seminaries where Jewish Scriptures are taught, child-likeness is not considered a virtue. The God of the Scriptures is seen as being very complex, and the Scriptures are viewed as being equally complex. Therefore, one must be brilliant to properly understand Scriptures, though almost all teachers in ‘Christian’ seminaries admit that no one needs to know very much in order to be ‘saved.’ This leads to the conclusion that one mustn’t really study the Bible to be saved; studying the Bible is an ‘extracurricular activity.’ The Bible teaches otherwise: a child can understand Yehovah the God of Israel and His sayings, and philosophers almost never can understand Yehovah or the Bible.


All Hebrew terminology referring to God and the interaction He has with man is very simple. Man complicates things according to his own arrogance, and teachers teach this complex arrogance to theological students.


All vocabulary words used in Hebrew, Chaldee, and even Greek found in the Bible are never philosophically deep, though professors of religion have a way of making them sound like philosophical technicalities. Directly translating these words into other languages including English can be tough on an honest translator who desires to deliver a formal equivalent translation (giving the true and literal meanings of words, phrases and sentences), but that does not mean that Hebrew or Chaldee words are beyond the understanding of a child. Translators are not used to thinking like a child, and they are used to changing texts into what they are not in order to make them smooth.


The simple way Scriptures are written defies logic. Religion supposedly should be complex in order to deal with life’s complexities. Descriptions of existence, creation, human-human interactions, god-human interactions, laws for a race (the Law of Moses, for example), methodology of righteousness, methodology of justice, and everlasting judgment should all be very complex. Yet, Scriptures give these topics very short and concise descriptions accenting the most curious details. It is as if a child were describing many of these things. The first six books are written as if by a child (except for the names), if one looks at the simplicity alone.


Scriptures are profound, deep, heavy, penetrating and serious, but most understand and teach that they are also enigmatic, mysterious, abstract and difficult, loaded with hidden meanings. Yet, Yehovah commanded, “And thou shalt repeat them diligently into thy children when thou goest out and when thou comest in, when thou liest down and when thou risest…” If the Scriptures are designed for children, Yehovah designed them to be understood by anyone who cares to consider issues as a child considers issues. Children first think literally. They also think along the lines of justice (“That’s not fair!”), holiness (“That’s mine! I want my doll!”), and righteousness (“You told a lie!”).


Only the deeply initiated have access to the secrets of some other faiths. Priests of these faiths isolate and separate themselves from the less learned in order to maintain purity.


Some faiths are mainly theoretical in nature. Many so-called ‘Christian’ faiths thought to be Biblical in nature are Christianized imitations of eastern religions. Teachers in these faiths teach texts as symbolic, as allegorical, or as spiritualizations. Such theoretical faiths are inconsistent with childlikeness (though the advocates of these faiths would usually disagree with this statement). Children are never theoretical in their understanding; they are always practical with great imaginations.


Those attracted to theoretical faiths appreciate them because they feel that they can understand them. A child-like faith seems too simplistic to explain complicated issues of life, so this approach is dismissed as being for the ignorant.


There are many private religions in the world. Some are only for family members; others are only for those who meet certain initiation requirements. Some of these private religions deny that they are even religions, just as some denominations deny that they are denominations by calling themselves non-denominational (which literally means unnamed, yet they accept a 501-C3 tax exempt status that requires a specific name). Free Masonry dogma denies that it promotes a separate religion. Active (and inactive) Free Masons are very religious in their fervour, including when they need a bargain or help from a judge. None of these private and secret religions has any child-like character to them.


Children are not private in their views. Children openly live what they believe. They must be taught to be secretive and private. They are normally little ‘tape recorders’ with the play mode being on all the time (unless they have suffered some traumatic experience that causes them to withdraw).


Much more could be said about the way children are. Few religious faiths are known for their childlike requirements. Those who are not childlike in this faith are not in this faith.





The Potent Change in the Lives of Those Who Fear the God of the Bible

The best proof of the benefit of any religious system is its good effects upon its adherents.


When folks adopt religions, they adopt a series of practices in order to please or appease the god(s) of those religions, and to please or appease the religions’ priests. Practices come first; mindsets change with the new practices, while caring adherents get deeper into the ‘mysteries’ of their religions.


A similar order is set with the Hebrew Scriptures based on the following text quoted above (that is from the ‘New Testament’):


Romans 10:17 Faith is from hearkening, and hearkening is via the word of God.


As I mentioned above, the order it declares appears reversed.


  • The Word of God must first be obtained in some form that is understandable.
  • Hearkening is the next step; one must do as the Word of God states.
  • Faith is able to come only after these two (obtaining the Word of God, and hearkening to it).

The idea isn’t to please or appease the unknown deity, but to see if hearkening produces results. It is akin to the following text:


Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that Yehovah is good! Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!


If a person truly comes to faith by the above means in the above order, the change in that person will be strong; it is sometimes even evident to those who don’t know the person very well.


The change is in the person, not in the environment. The change isn’t from one addiction to another.


This change sometimes elicits a strong reaction from some around the person, even when the person does not become weird, but is far more sensitive to do only right.


Only a small percentage of those who claim to become adherents of the God of the Hebrew Scriptures actually become so; others either do not change (or change for long), or become very religious (indicating pride, attention-seeking, etc.). While claimants may go through a genuine change after claiming their new faith, the change often wears off after a while, or becomes a perverted caricature of true faith. The true Believer will gain a reputation from some of his enemies of being a truly ‘good’ or ‘Godly’ person after a while of growth. (That doesn’t mean that the enemies will hate the person any less.)


Some who have been harmless and greatly feared God have been hated.


All religions produce changes, and some changes are quite profound. Some religions produce changes for the better; others produce changes toward violence and bitterness. Anyone who becomes a fearer of Yehovah, the Gods of the Bible, will show the following characteristics:


  • Humility that is unfeigned (not faked): knowing one’s true rank and responsibilities before others, and living according to that rank and those responsibilities
  • A true fear of Yehovah
  • A strong desire to save the lives of others, including those in other religions, when such a need and an opportunity are clearly put before him/her
  • A true, unfeigned respect for kings, presidents, dictators, etc., knowing that Yehovah placed them in those positions
  • A willingness to disobey commands of kings, presidents, dictators, etc., when those commands are in violation of Yehovah’s commands, while still demonstrating full respect for the leaders
  • An abhorrence of sin
  • A delight in righteousness
  • A willingness to work hard (as a slave) for pagans if that is the position that the Saint has
  • A hater of corruption (bribes, payoffs, etc.)
  • A person who wisely does not attempt to remove another’s faith
  • A person who has received the love of the Truth, not just the Truth

Few faiths around the world will have these characteristics combined.


Fruit Production: The Measure of Reward and Genuineness

Scriptures refer to human fruit production; this will be the basis of all reward. Every act that is considered producing good fruit is an ethical and/or moral act in obedience to the faith and in keeping with the faith’s justice and righteousness.


Consider an Islamic holy warrior who kills a peaceful ‘enemy of Islam’ (one who doesn’t have the faith of Islam) in an Islamic holy war. The peaceful person would never have done harm or violence to a follower of Islam or to his/her neighbour. The killer of this person is considered an Islamic hero, worthy of great reward in heaven. Biblical faith is quite the opposite. A hero is one who saves the life of a peaceful unbeliever in the Bible. One who kills a peaceable unbeliever just because he/she does not believe in the God of Israel is no hero, but a murderer. No one in Biblical faith has the right or obligation to kill another in some cause of defense of this faith.


Galatians 5:22 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23meekness, temperance. There is no law against such.


Ephesians 5:9 The fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and Truth.


If these things are the fruit of the Spirit of God, they will be ‘the fruit’ of anyone who is in line with the Spirit of God.


Yehovah commanded Israelis to write copies of the Teaching of Yehovah on Israel’s gates and doorposts so that folks passing through Israel would know Biblical right and wrong, the character of the God of Israel, and His plans. Yehovah commanded the Israelis to treat sojourners very well. If a sojourning idolater (one who followed some other god besides the God of Israel) came to the territory, as long as he/she did not worship the false god at that time and did not violate a few very simple rules (like doing business on the Sabbath), he/she was quite welcome to come, be a guest, live off the land, and investigate regarding the God of Israel. If the sojourner desired to participate in eating the Passover, the only requirement was that a male sojourner had to first be circumcised. (A female was never circumcised in Israel.) Yehovah commanded the Israelis to love the peaceable sojourner who is within Israel’s gates.


Every faith has ways to tell if someone holds that faith. Some faiths require miraculous signs, some require wearing certain clothing, and some require memberships in clubs and churches. Scriptural faith, however, focuses on the conduct of the person without considering special dress, a special location, and some ritualistic practice. There are no Buddhist-style monks in this faith. One has no business being a hermit in order to do this faith, but instead must be profitable and beneficial to others.


The Bible never condones arguing others into the faith. A proper teacher in this faith will infallibly teach, and will determine to aid others to be independent in the faith, relying upon Scriptures as the rule, and not on some human slant. Commentaries that are not infallible are anathema (accursed).


No fruit tree slings its fruit at persons or animals who eat it. The tree displays it so that pickers can come and eat as they desire.


Man must bring in the kingdom of Allah in Islam by subjugating all kingdoms to the interpreters of Islam. This is not at all true of the Biblical faith given to Israel. Personal ‘fruit’ can be perfectly inconsistent in Islam. Thus, the Twin-Tower murderers used whores before they went to an everlasting reward of virgins, according to what they were taught in Islam. (I never heard an Islamic leader condemn their sinful practices, and I didn’t hear an Islamic leader call them murderers.)


The Bible is just as much meant for the unbeliever to be able to judge faiths of claiming-believers as it is for one to come to understand the faith. It describes what constitutes good fruit so that all can judge.


The Certainty of Knowing Whether Oneself Is On the Path, Or Not

Adherents do not know whether they are certainly on the right path—the path to life—in some faiths. In other faiths, adherents are most definitely certain that they are the very chosen of their god(s), and they are unquestionably secure (in their minds). Scriptural faith is quite different in both regards.


First, a believer in the Bible can be certain of his/her Spiritual Salvation by looking at the Biblical standard for Salvation. The standard is not complex or difficult. The Scriptures are not at fault if many of its readers delude themselves into thinking they are in right standing before God when they are not.


Scriptures warn that one must check to be sure that he is in the faith; they warn of the deceitfulness of the heart:


2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves—whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves.


Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all, and desperately wicked. Who can know it?


Most who are so definitely certain that they are secure in the Biblical way of life will usually be missing the fear of the God of the Jewish Scriptures, eliminating them from being among the faithful. Arrogance isn’t part of one who fears Yehovah. Humility is always part of the demonstration of Salvation.


1 John 2:3 And we know that we know Him by this: if we keep His commandments. 4He who says, “I know Him,” and doesn’t keep His commandments is a liar, and the Truth is not in him. 5But whoever keeps His word, faith, the love of God is perfected in him! We know that we are in Him by this!


Don’t mistake humility for weakness. The Bible describes Moshe (Moses) as the most humble man of his day; he was very good with the sword, and he slew quite a few bad guys with it.





Religious Views of Fervency

Every faith has some form of fervency held by its stronger adherents. Some religions hold that one must entirely separate himself from society to really be committed. Thus, Catholicism, Buddhism and Krishna have some things in common. Others believe that one who is truly fervent in the faith will be a martyr by taking others down with him if that is the only obvious way to be rid of ‘infidels.’ This is true in one perspective of the Islamic concept of the Jihad, the holy war, where religious leaders have promised individuals that they will attain the highest heaven and its sexual delights by dying as a martyr in an Islamic fight. In some other religions, doing meditation for days on end shows fervency. The Bible is curious in this regard. Fervency to the faith is based upon the following:


  • living a Godly life where one already is
  • pursuing righteous dealings with others
  • being Biblically justice‑oriented (making right decisions based on all facts) with all (including family, friends, enemies, strangers, orphans, people at work, people in business)
  • demonstrating continuous obedience to the God of Israel.
  • Seeking to benefit those in the faith and those outside of the faith toward life if that is possible. (I will mention exceptions.)

If these sound hard, they are not difficult for one born of God. There is no trip to Mecca to make, and one need not bow down to a deity five times a day.


An exception appears to occur with Samson. His ministry was to begin to deliver the Israelis from the Palestinians; that ministry amounted to his killing Palestinians as a terrorist.


Folks in other faiths could easily use him as an example in order to promote terrorism. There is a problem with this, however. Had the Palestinians just stopped oppressing the Israelis, Samson would not have needed to continue.


Yehovah made Samson unstoppable and unkillable until Samson played with his ministerial gift instead of doing his work (of tearing up the Palestinians until they would relent). Thus, if another religion claims to have a true God, they should produce their miracle-working mighty man—not just a man who has success by clever decisions and aid from others, but also one who does miracles in the process. (A miracle is any useful act or event that absolutely cannot scientifically occur.) Samson did what he did to deliver the Israelis from Palestinian oppression.


Palestinians feel that they do what they do for exactly the same reason: to deliver themselves from Israeli oppression. Yet, Israel of today has desired to have a lasting peace with the Palestinians, and the Palestinians have determined that only Israel’s being banished from the land will bring peace to the region. In Samson’s day, the Palestinians were slavemasters over the Israelis, and they were determined to treat them in any way they chose as direct slaves. Thus, Samson was sent to deliver the Israelis from their hands; this mission included saving lives.


Being fervent in one’s faith is one thing; doing miracles that both enemies and friends know are miracles is another.


The Biblical tithe (as distinct from the ‘tithe’ that is preached today) was a food and drink party thrown in honour of the orphan, the widow, the sojourner and all Levites living within one’s gates in order to learn to fear Yehovah. (See Deuteronomy 14:22 and following to find the details of this party.) The tithe had to be in the form of food and drink (including alcohol), and never in the form of currency. It could not be used to support any ministerial pursuit. What kind of fervency does the Bible teach? Yehovah was very angry when these tithe parties were not being done (see Malachi 3:8 and following). Giving to meet the needs of the poor is common in a number of faiths, but a command to throw a party for these groups—see if there is any faith like this!


There is no Biblical command to monetarily support the priests, the grounds, the buildings, or any such thing. The only command is to love one’s neighbour. Obviously, one who lives by infallibly teaching the word ought to be able to live by this. How strange is a faith that places no support demands on its people! Deteriorated forms of ‘Christianity,’ of course, place monetary support demands on its followers. These demands differ little from many other religions with their gods in the world.


No person needs to change culture to be closer to the Biblical God. Islam insists on cultural changes.


Abraham did not need to ‘go to church’ or to a mosque. He did not need to go to a priest on a regular basis. He could travel and do his faith with fervent zeal. Yehovah commanded Israel to follow a system of types (persons, places, objects and events that were important in themselves, but that signified persons, places, objects and events that were far more important and that will be fulfilled). These limited travel, foods, dress, and even marriages of the Israelis in certain aspects, and were all designed to teach Gentiles. Yehovah did not command the vast majority of these instructional restrictions to the Gentiles, but He did give four commands that all pertained to idolatry to non-Jewish fearers of Yehovah:


  • To abstain from foods that have been offered to idols
  • To abstain from eating/drinking blood
  • To abstain from eating animals that were strangled
  • To abstain from fornication

Thus, a person who was not Jewish and who lived in a very different culture did not have to change to another culture except in the above respects and in righteousness, most forms of which are recognized as such in most cultures. (Thus, murder, adultery, theft, bearing false witness, etc. are recognized as wrong in most cultures; Jewish and non-Jewish Saints living among folks of different faiths and in Israel will have the same standards in these regards.)


A fervent follower of the Bible will be gracious to peaceful pagan neighbours, and will seek to save their lives should they be endangered. That fervent follower will not be setting himself/herself to change the faiths of neighbours, but to demonstrate the change of a New Creation in himself/herself. No fervent follower must have community or religious support to live Godly.


The Justice of Love and Vengeance

Some faiths incorporate vengeance as a main part of their dogma. Islam that is reported on the news has gained a reputation for this (though the name of the religion, Islam, is directly related to shalom meaning peace). Such faiths employ vengeance against those who are considered enemies and who are somehow stopping their success. They especially hate the presence of other faiths on their turf; it is as if members of those faiths feel threatened, and their deities also must feel threatened. Some faiths accent love as a main part of their dogma; ‘Hippy’ movements incorporated this. ‘Love’ faiths usually accent love, especially toward their own members. Discovering and defining what constitutes that love is usually difficult.


Hebrew Scriptures differ from these faiths in several aspects. They teach that vengeance belongs only to the God of these Scriptures as an inherent right, and adherents may take vengeance only under well-defined and limited circumstances.


The Scriptures define and describe love in very useful and clear terms, and command those who will obey the Scriptures to demonstrate love to personal enemies in many circumstances. (Self-defense and defense of the innocent against the violent are also right, according to the Scriptures.) The Scriptures tell the Israelis that one who does not love his brother who is made in the image of God does not love God, the image of Whom is on the brother.


Scriptural faith does not teach its adherents to defend the faith (as if it were susceptible to attack or libel), but instead to stand for what the Scriptures call justice and righteousness. Faiths in which folks must defend its creeds and its gods from libel and slander prove the weaknesses of the creeds and the gods. (Who can defend an almighty God? What creed is so weak, that it must be defended? Isn’t living it a sign of strength?)


Biblical faith teaches that Yehovah/Yeshua will perform forms of vengeance that are worldwide and catastrophic. In contrast to the Islamic faith, however, this vengeance will not be rendered to defend the faith, to bring in ‘Allah’s’ will, or to put down enemies so that it will be supreme; rather, this vengeance will be performed for the following reasons:


  • to execute the sentence against those who chose to take part in genocide against the Israeli people that Yehovah owns
  • to execute the sentence against those who did violence against the innocent
  • to execute the sentence against those who determined to refuse to help Jews when they had opportunity (even if their reasons were to save their own families)
  • to execute the sentence against those who physically identify with the world leader who will determine to be the only god for all man, who uses annihilation of the innocent to enforce his supremacy
  • to execute prophesied sentences against those who are determined to do away with Yehovah and His Messiah. (He doesn’t have His followers do this; He does this Himself. If He created all, He has the right to slaughter any part of His creation that determines to arrogantly try to annihilate Him and His property.)

Scriptural faith employs vengeance. It is also a faith with a form of love that other faiths do not and cannot incorporate, since that love is also directed to personal enemies. (Yehovah does not command that demonstration of love toward those who delight in causing themselves and others to be guilty of sin, knowing it is sin, and thus who love to do violence. He does sometimes command that love toward those who did great violence, however, who thought they were doing what was right. Saul of Tarshish, later known as the apostle Paul, was such a person. It is not unreasonable to see a number of parallels between him and Osama bin Ladin. They both were terrorists who thought they were doing their people good. They both showed fervency in their faiths. They both gave up the pursuit of personal wealth to stand for what they believed. How would the world be shaken if Osama bin Ladin came to fear the God of Avraham, Isaac, and Jacob!)




Good Deeds

Good Deeds Count in a Different Way

The Scriptures always commend a pagan for doing right. Every person wears the image of God (according to the Bible), and doing right fits with that image.


Only those who fear Yehovah and believe Him will be granted everlasting life. This fear and this faith will naturally lead to the obedience of faith. No person practically fears Yehovah and believes in Him while clinging to false gods.


  • If a person does right with a right motive, the Bible recognizes this as good.
  • If a person does right with a wrong motive, the Bible recognizes this act of doing right as good; the bad motive does not detract in any way from the goodness of the act.
  • If a person does wrong with a bad motive, the Bible recognizes this as bad or evil (bad, if there is no ethical or moral violation; evil if there is ethical and/or moral sin involved).
  • If a person does wrong with a good motive, the Bible recognizes this as wrong, nonetheless. Everyone will be held accountable for both actions and words.

Some religions put no stock in doing good if those doing good aren’t followers. The Bible takes the opposite view: doing good is always good.


Everlasting Salvation, on the other hand, can only be acquired by works (you read it right)—by the works of the Messiah. No person can do the works necessary to acquire this type of Salvation for himself or for anyone else.


When a sinner does good works, they are truly good; they also tend to prove that the sinner is very capable of doing good! Yet, if that sinner refuses to grasp the very goodness of God that leads to repentance, and if that sinner scorns or avoids the gift of the Grace of Yehovah, that sinner is showing terrible ungratefulness for his/her Creator and Giver of life. The good that the sinner did will remain on record until the sinner sins; that will remove the record of the righteousness that he/she has done:


Ezekiel 3:20 “When a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die! Because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness that he has done shall not be remembered. And I will require his blood at thy hand!”


Ezekiel 33:13 “When I shall say to the righteous that he shall surely live, if he trusts to his own righteousness and commits iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered! And for his iniquity that he committed—he shall die for it!”


Sin removes righteousness, just as a politician with a perfect record who then takes a bribe obtains a ruined reputation. Yet, the opposite is not true! Righteousness does not remove sin, according to the Bible, except in one case: the righteousness of the Messiah by His shedding His blood to cover and then to remove sin.





All Other Pathways Lead to Death?

Scriptures refuse to allow for any other faith associated with another god being truth. These Jewish writings claim that all other faiths ultimately lead to death (even if they temporarily benefit followers), and that there is no other right way to life for either Jews or Gentiles. This means that either every other faith pertaining to a god is wrong and leads to death, and this one faith alone is the faith of the one true God: or this one faith is a lie above all other faiths!


Plenty of other faiths are equally exclusive. Yet, the Bible is exclusive in a very curious way. Even Islam recognizes Jesus as a righteous man and a true prophet (though not the final prophet). Most exclusive faiths do hold Jesus in high esteem. The Bible describes Yeshua (Jesus) as being God, however, and the Bible never mentions Mohamed. Prophecies do not speak of Mohamed, his life, his works, or his centering on non-Israeli peoples. While the Bible speaks of heaven as a place where Saints who die now go, the Bible puts no stock in heaven in a permanent way. It concentrates on a New Earth—a planet that has never been created (not even in part). The Bible does not mention many of the teachings of Mohamed regarding the afterlife, but describes things that do not correspond with what he taught.


The Bible’s exclusivity either shows the greatest arrogance or it shows Truth.




All Liars Will Be Cast into Hell?

A writer of a sacred book who preaches ethics and is a phony openly condemns himself. A writer of a sacred book who lies while condemning liars and declaring that they will end up in hell condemns himself.


One who practices particular forms of evil may easily condemn those very evils in writing. Religious hypocrites are not rare in history. They always show a lack of sense.


Writers and designers of religion have every reason to point to others and their faults. They must make sure that their own reputations as bearers of truth are unhurt in the process. Scriptures are contrary, however. They portray a standard to which the writers themselves are held to account. Thus, Moses and David, major writers of the Scriptures, found themselves at odds with the very standards they portrayed. Moses wrote of his own sin, and several chroniclers wrote about David’s sin. This simply is not a good way to advertise a newly invented faith. Where in the Koran are the sins of Mohamed listed? Did Mohamed witness of himself that he was perfect?


Advertising Who Is and Who Isn’t a True Follower

All faiths must define who are and who aren’t true followers. Some faiths encompass nearly everyone, and some are so restrictive that only members of a family are in those faiths. How many faiths publish details, outlining who is and who isn’t part of those faiths to the world, even describing some of its greatest heroes as not being part of its faith?


Scandals have always occurred with some notable leaders representing themselves as being in the faith of the Jewish Scriptures, yet violating those Scriptures in major ways. Consider scandals that occurred with Jim and Tammy Bakker, Oral Roberts, and Jimmy Swaggert as examples. One who knows the standards of the Scriptures will immediately know that such leaders are not true followers of the Bible; that person would probably have recognized this long before the scandals occurred.


It is religious suicide for a religious book to openly and clearly teach standards so that those who do not believe in that religion can easily recognize a phony practitioner of that religion. If the Koran were that clear on who is and who isn’t a true follower, some Ayatollahs could easily be ruled out as believers. When men who are alive are the determiners of who is and who isn’t in the faith, the religion is not only changeable, but also has no true permanent standard. In most faiths in the world, living folks determine the ‘will of the god/gods’ by interpreting the writings of previous generations. These interpretations are according to what the interpreters desire, and not according to an absolute standard, though the interpreters will often claim that the spirit of the God/Gods gave them the interpretations.


Standards are absolute and unchanging in the Hebrew Scriptures. Thus, the Bible eliminates some of its greatest advocates from being accepted in the faith, and will bring others in who had no investment in it.


Matthew 8:11 “I say unto you that many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens. 12But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness! There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth!”






Standardization of Terms and Wording

So many writers could not possibly agree on all doctrines. Yet the Scriptures are profoundly consistent in its standards of righteousness, justice, views of life, descriptions of Yehovah, the plans of God, the resolution of all things, terms and wording.


Any religious volume might state basically the same things about its god or gods. It might employ the same terminology and wording. It might have standard doctrines. Would it be written over a period of a thousand years with all these characteristics? Would it have writers with such different backgrounds, ages and educational levels? These things are all true of Biblical writings. Such terms as good, evil, love, righteousness, justice, iniquity, grace, sin, etc. are all used in exactly the same ways and define the very same things throughout the writings. The wording of Scriptures is the same throughout its canon.


Scriptures declare that God desires to dwell with man (not that God desires man to dwell with Him) from its beginning to the last book. This consistency might be possible if there were only one or two writers. With many writers giving individual statements of ‘truth,’ however, this would not be possible. How many individuals can absolutely agree on what constitutes Truth? How many Jewish writers can possibly have the same opinions? Yet, these writers write as if from a common mind.






Prophecies are Too Specific

The Bible is not the only religious book that gives prophecies of the future. The Koran does, as do many other religious scriptures. Astrological documents normally refer to the future. The Bible contains some prophecies that have already come true in great detail (that Israel would be in Babylon 70 years, for one example, and what would happen to Israel if Israel did not obey the commandments of the Torah of God, including holocausts, while Israel continued to survive, for another example).


A very large part of the Bible speaks of the End Times, giving details of the one‑world government that will be successful for a short time, the seven‑year covenant with Israel, the destruction of the one-world government and its ruler that will follow, the race of that ruler, and the great miracles and heroism that will occur among the good guys at that time. It would be very easy to rule out the Bible because the specificity of the prophecies is so great, that an error in any detail will be obvious. No such challenge of the accuracy of the Bible has been successful for long, though brilliant minds have tried. Some have claimed that the Bible is wrong on various details, only to later find that the Bible was right, and new archeological discoveries demonstrated the Bible’s accuracy. Many have read future events as if they are past occurrences, but the details don’t line up (giving ammunition to those who claim that the Bible is wrong).


Israel’s present existence as a governmental power in the Middle East is just astounding (and very frustrating to many Moslems). While the present State of Israel will not last to the End Times, and the land will be cleared of all inhabitants at least six different times (if the Bible is Truth), Israel must exist in the End Times for Biblical prophecies to come true. Most prophecies assume Israel’s existence as a governmental power in the Middle East during the End Times.


The plethora of details of End Times events is what makes the Bible so different from all other religious books. Every detail must exactly occur as described, or the entire canon (set of books) loses all clout and validity as Truth.


The Great Experiment

The Bible outlines a great experiment in a not-so-obvious way. Humans will be given many centuries to try every form of government that they can conceive, every type of plan that they can construct, and every form of ethical and moral behaviour that they can attach to a god to see if they can successfully bring or do the following:


  • Lasting peace on earth
  • A perfect government
  • The uniting of all mankind
  • A universal faith that only benefits all
  • Proper treatment of humans by humans
  • Stopping death, and making life last in youth without end
  • Stopping disease, and bringing perfect health to all
  • Stopping injustice, and bringing full justice to all under all circumstances
  • Stopping suffering and pain, and bringing only good, delightful and very pleasurable feelings

These Hebrew Scriptures teach that man will never succeed in bringing or doing these. They do teach, however, that the Anointed One, the King of Israel, the Messiah will bring the following to pass:


  • Lasting peace on earth
  • A perfect government over perfect governments
  • Proper treatment of humans by humans
  • Stopping disease, and bringing perfect health to all
  • Stopping injustice, and bringing full justice to all under all circumstances
  • Stopping suffering and pain

The following are what are left that the King won’t bring (with reasons why):


  • The uniting of all mankind (since this always leads to destruction of those who don’t fit)
  • A universal faith that only benefits all (since that would require forcing all to believe exactly the same thing, and such force would be wrong)
  • Stopping death, and making life last in youth without end (that awaits the New Earth; folks can still die even when some will live to be a thousand years old)
  • Bringing only good, delightful and very pleasurable feelings (that awaits the New Earth)

What other religious books teach about this great experiment?


There was a time when one man (Nimrod) sought to bring or do all these. Yehovah stopped him and his workers since he determined to have all mankind make a city, a tower, and a name. The tower was for human sacrifice. The name would have been a replacement for Yehovah’s Name, and would have been a god.


Man can try his many experiments as long as they don’t involve removing Yehovah. (The easiest way to remove Yehovah is to annihilate Israel.) What other religious volume gives a formula for its own destruction?


Jeremiah 31:35 So says Yehovah Who gives the sun for a light by day, the statutes of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, Who divides the sea when his waves roar—Yehovah of hosts is His Name, 36 “If those statutes depart from before me,” says Yehovah, “the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a race before me to Hider!” 37Thus says Yehovah, “If the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the land searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done!” says Yehovah.


If He casts off Israel, He ceases to be God. Period. If Israel is permanently destroyed, Yehovah ceases to be God. (One text explains that the majority of Israel will be destroyed, thus seeming to destroy the Covenants and promises of God, but Yehovah raises them from the dead after their bones are dried. So much for attempts to annihilate Israel.




A Public Faith; a Quiet Faith

As was mentioned above, there are secret religions and there are public religions. There are also faiths where its adherents have their own private points of view, and it is no one’s business what their views are.


Biblical faith is publicly lived, and yet it seems to be filled with secrets. The appearance of ‘secrets’ is due to many texts that folks have conveniently refused to take literally. They are not secret or even difficult when taken literally, but they appear to be very deep secrets when folks set about to ‘spiritualize’ them.


Biblical practices consist of forms of justice and righteousness that directly benefit those who are without─that is, those who do not believe the faith. Those who truly believe the Jewish Scriptures are commanded to directly benefit those who do not.


This does not mean, however, that such persons must become wimps, suckers or compromisers; they will take the strongest stands. An example in the Scriptures is Daniel. He disobeyed the command to be part of the unified society by refusing to prostrate to an idol. Yet, his work for the administration and his graciousness to the king won the king’s heart. When enemies entrapped Daniel in order to have him put to death for his refusal to obey a foolish order of the king, the king himself stated that innocence was found in Daniel.


Daniel’s boldness was very startling. He candidly excoriated the king of the empire, accusing him of pride. The king still did not desire to have Daniel put away or killed; Daniel was seen as a true friend of the king.


This faith is public, and yet it does not exalt itself or attempt to elevate its god above the other gods. No true God needs defenders. The true God will prosper those who obey. Those who truly follow the Scriptural faith will have such boldness, like Daniel, a faith that is not arrogant or showy, that seeks to save the lives of non-violent pagans, not kill them.


The Certain Claim of One To Be The Only Way, Truth, Life, Etc.

What other faith has honest writers who quote a central figure as claiming Himself to be the only way to God? This central figure’s claim is presented to the Jewish People who have been taught that one approaches God directly! This would seem to pit the New Testament against the Old Testament. However, God is described as talking to God in the Old Testament as if He were a separate being. The following text is one example (of many):


Zechariah 2:8 For thus says Yehovah of hosts, “He has sent me after the glory unto the races that spoiled you! For he that touches you touches the pupil of His eye! 9For, behold, I will shake my hand upon them! And they shall be a spoil to their servants! And ye shall know that Yehovah of hosts has sent me! 10Sing and rejoice, daughter of Zion! For, lo, I come! And I will dwell in the midst of thee,” says Yehovah. 11 “And many races shall be joined to Yehovah in that day, and shall be my people. And I will dwell in the midst of thee! And thou shalt know that Yehovah of hosts hath sent me unto thee!”


This one called Yehovah of hosts (LORD of hosts, KJV) appears throughout the ‘Old Testament.’ He often acts as a human, eating and doing other normal things. In the above text, He sends God! These concepts should be repugnant to the idea of an infinite deity who is the only deity. (Some religions hold that a deity may appear as a man, but there are usually other deities with other functions. Such a deity would not be the only way to everlasting life).


Presenting such concepts to the Jewish People with the idea that they, or at least many of them, might accept such things is futile. The notion that there is only one right way, only one absolute Truth, and only one means of obtaining life is unacceptable to nearly all humans. If the Hebrew Scriptures are not Truth, they are a most curious and repugnant lie clothed in high ideals mixed with genocide (as when Yehovah commanded the Israelis to totally annihilate seven races in Canaan including men, women, children, babies, cattle and flocks). If they are Truth, what are they to you?






What is the Profit?

Folks who are full of religious zeal will go to great lengths to accomplish what they think their god would have them to do. Many gladly die for their cause. They are always certain that there will be some profit—either here or after death. A Moslem zealot will gladly and happily die in a holy war in order to achieve an immediate and high status in the highest heaven.


Nowhere does the Bible teach that one will achieve the heavenly status just because he/she has been a prophet, a teacher, a great leader or a martyr. Two examples of folks who prophesied Truth, but did not ‘make it’ into everlasting life are King Saul and Balaam. Someone might die for the faith, but not be in the faith. This is a very different view from most faiths in the world.


Yet, the Bible often speaks of a time when folks who are not holders of the faith of the Bible do acts of heroism for helpless Jews, and those heroes and heroines are guaranteed everlasting life. (See Matthew 25:31 and following, and then read Psalm 24. Take them literally.) The Bible also explains why, if readers care to hear. Others who will have a strong claim to faith, but who will refuse to give aid to a Jewish person when given opportunity during the Tribulation are also given a guarantee: damnation regardless of the person’s supposed faith.


Jewish Scriptures expose strong points and weak points of its prophets and heroes. Jonah refused to obey Yehovah, and gladly died refusing to obey His command to warn Nineveh (a major city-state in historical Iraq) of its impending doom. Yehovah didn’t angrily respond to him; He just raised him from the dead and again told him to go.


Even person mentioned in the Scriptures is open to scrutiny to the extent that he or she is described. Other faiths make permanent heroes of their writers. The Scriptures are not written in this manner. Any profit of being a hero or heroine in the Bible or out of the Bible, or being a writer of the Bible, will come later.



What makes the Bible unique among all faiths found in the world? Every unique aspect of the Bible should have been the reason for its not occurring or for its being proven incorrect.


Of course, there are folks who believe the Bible is true just as there are folks who believe that other religions are true. Their believing in their religions doesn’t make them true. I have pointed out unique aspects of this faith. Many other faiths share parts of what I have proposed are uniquenesses, but unless they share the entirety of each unique part (in which case I was wrong, and the Bible wasn’t unique in that area), the Bible is still unique. Add all of them together, and no other faith in the world at any time will even come close to the Bible.


I admit that being unique doesn’t make something true. Is the Bible Truth? Each person who cares to find this out may freely examine the volume (if it is available) and the God of the volume (if He exists). Whether a person has a Bible or not, if this God is the true and living God, He will have no difficulty supplying a person who desires to know with what the person needs to discover if His word is Truth.


A Note on Christian-based Cults

There are faiths that fervently claim to be totally anchored in the Bible, yet that deny parts of the Bible.


  • At least two faiths claim that an archangel became the sacrifice for the sin of the world, thus denying that the sacrifice was deity (‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’ and Seventh Day Adventists).
  • Two other faiths claim that humans can work their way up to God status, becoming deities over their own universes (Mormons and Later Day Saints).
  • A significant number of faiths claiming to be anchored in the Bible also claim that part of the Bible has been abolished (they claim that “the Law has been done away with,” referring to Genesis through Deuteronomy). This is prevalent among Churches of Christ, the Christian Church, many Baptist churches, many Lutheran churches, many Anglican churches, many Presbyterian churches, many Bible churches, etc. The list is too long. Those who teach this don’t even see the inconsistency they teach; it would be like a person claiming to be a Christian while claiming that God has done away with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

All Christian cults have one aspect in common: they deny parts of what makes the Bible unique (thus bringing the Bible into closer agreement with pagan faiths) by denying parts of the Bible, by refusing to take those parts literally. They pick and choose what they desire to accent, and they either overlook the other parts or they deny them by interpreting them into oblivion.


All cults have another characteristic in common: they either deny Israel’s importance and centrality in the plan of God, or they strongly claim that Israel is important while at the same time claiming that they are Israel (or the New Israel of God).


Error is not unique; its like is always found somewhere else. Truth is unique.