Wednesday, December 19, 2012

For Advent, 'The Remnant' Offers 'Hope' in Rabbinic Fables

In keeping with the traditional Catholic kosher imperative, 'The Remnant' has published an article titled, "Lessons of Hanukkah for 2012" which offers the Talmudic fable of 'the miracle of the oil which lasts 8 days' as hope to neotraditionalists despairing a litany of issues approved for them to despair.

The Chanukah 'miracle of the oil' has its origin in Talmud tractate Shabat 21b and is generally accepted as originating 600 years after the events recorded in Book of Maccabees. Numerous rabbinic scholars have determined that the fable was invented at a time when militant Judaism would be a liability (c.f. the Bar Kochba rebellion), and so the 'miracle of the oil' was contrived and emphasized over the militant theme in the Book of Maccabees to mollify fanatics and thereby avoid backlash. This is an example of Judaic dispensationalism at work. For our time, when fear of backlash is less, we can see that the militant theme of Chanukah is more heavily emphasized (c.f. George W. Bush's White House Chanukah party speeches, Chabad Chanukah literature).

During the Advent season of 2012 we should find hope in anticipation of the commemoration of the Incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ who drove the moneychangers from the Temple, chastened the rabbis' pharisaic forefathers, healed the sick, raised the dead and conquered sin by His own death and resurrection, not a silly rabbi-contrived "miracle" that even Judaic people are wont to poke fun at and liken to arriving at a gas station when the fuel gauge is near empty. This kind of regressive bait-and-switch itself would cause despair to any thinking Christian.

Let us find hope in the countless Christians; St. Stephen, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. John Chrysostom, St. Vincent Ferrer, et al, who putting aside "fear of 'the Jews," preached the unvarnished Gospel and converted 'Jews' rather than converting the message to one Judaic sensibilities can tolerate. This is true cooperation of man with the will of God which the true Church was built upon and it's the only way a true restoration of the same can take place.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Founder of American Judaism, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise: "Masonry founded by Jews as a cosmopolitical institution"

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A Lesson in Globalism

NOACHIDAE. The descendants of Noah, and the transmitters of his religious dogmas, which were the unity of God and the immortality of the soul. The name has from the earliest times been bestowed upon the Freemasons, who teach the same doctrines. Thus in the "old charges," as quoted by Anderson (Const. edit. 1738, p. 143), it is said, "A mason is obliged by his tenure to observe the moral law as a true Noachidae." (The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, its Legends, Myths and Symbols, Albert G. Mackey)

TALMUD. The mystical philosophy of the Jewish Rabbins is contained in the Talmud ... In the Talmud much will be found of great interest to the masonic student. (The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, its Legends, Myths and Symbols, Albert G. Mackey)

CABALA. The mystical philosophy of the Jews. The word which is derived from a Hebrew root, signifying to receive, has sometimes been used in an enlarged sense, as comprehending all the explanations, maxims, and ceremonies which have been traditionally handed down to the Jews; but in that more limited acceptation, in which it is intimately connected with the symbolic science of Freemasonry, the cabala may be defined to be a system of philosophy which embraces certain mystical interpretations of Scripture, and metaphysical speculations concerning the Deity, man, and spiritual beings. In these interpretations and speculations, according to the Jewish doctors, were enveloped the most profound truths of religion, which, to be comprehended by finite beings, are obliged to be revealed through the medium of symbols and allegories ... (The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and Explaining Its Science and Philosophy, its Legends, Myths and Symbols, Albert G. Mackey)

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Papal Commission Promotes Noahide Laws

Pope Benedict's 'Noahide Law' Commission Mocks Victims of Talmudic Economics

Hans Kung, Pied Noahide Piper

One World Religion Under the 'Noahide' Rainbow

The REAL Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow