The Bible Speaks of ONLY
TWO Groups of People
Who are they and what is the significance of this fact?
by Lorraine Day, M.D.
The only important issue to God is if we are with Him or against Him. Jesus said,
“He that is not with Me, is against Me. He that gathereth not with Me, scattereth abroad.” Matthew 12:30
There are, 1) those who are with Him, and there are, 2) those who are against Him. That is the only designation that matters to God.
Even though many nations are mentioned throughout the Bible, and many interpretations of prophecy by various denominations and groups designate certain nation/states of today as a fulfillment of Bible prophecy, those interpretations will be shown to be inaccurate because Revelation speaks repeatedly of the “Kings of the earth” the Kings of the whole earth - not the Kings of specific modern nation states. (See Rev 1:5; 6:15; 16:14; 17:2,18; 18:3,9; 19:19; 21:24)
The Bible uses a number of different descriptions for these two groups those who are for Him, and those who are against Him - the misinterpretations of which have been the basis of a major False doctrine that is sweeping large segments of the Christian Church. This False doctrine is also responsible for virtually ALL the wars in the last several hundred years.
If we allow the Bible to explain and interpret itself, rather than applying man-made interpretations to it, we will never go wrong.
The apostle Paul, in Galatians, Chapter 2, gives us a great deal of insight into this question.
“But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter:
“(For he that worked effectively in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same worked mighty in me toward the Gentiles (nations):” Galatians 2:7,8
In verse 7 of this passage, Paul speaks of taking the gospel to the uncircumcision those who did not know God the Unbelievers. We know that Paul took the gospel to the nations (the unbelievers), a word that is repeatedly mistranslated in the Bible as the Gentiles a word that has been “written in” by the translators and does not appear in the original Bible manuscripts.
Peter, on the other hand, preached to those who knew God the Believers those who worshipped the true God in the temple in Jerusalem, in Judea.
In verse 8, this concept is confirmed because the circumcision is now contrasted with the word Gentiles again, a mistranslation of the word nations meaning Unbelievers.
In verse 9, we receive further information. Paul continues to write:
“And when James, Peter and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship: that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.” Galatians 2:9
The continuation of this passage in Galatians, Chapter 2, clearly shows that the words uncircumcision, heathen, and Gentiles ALL refer to the Unbelievers those who did not know God or those who had once worshiped pagan gods.
Paul makes the same distinction in Romans, Chapters 2 and 3:
“Behold, you are called a Jew (Judean Believer) and you rest in the law, and make your boast of God, (You claim to be a follower of God)
“And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness. . . (You claim to be teaching the truth of God)
“You therefore which teach another, do not teach yourself? You that preach that a man should not seal, do you steal?
“You say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you commit sacrilege?
“You who make your boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonor God? (You claim to be a follower of God, but you break the law and bring dishonor on God.)
“For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles (Unbelievers) through you, as it is written.
“For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision has become uncircumcision.
Therefore, if the uncircumcision (the Unbelievers) keep the righteous requirements of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? (Those who you consider Unbelievers heathen are more righteous than you are. You boast that you are of the circumcision, but circumcision a cutting off of the flesh - is only meant to be an outward sign of a pure heart which you do not have.)
“And shall not uncircumcision which is physical, fulfill the law, judge thee who even with your written code and circumcision dost transgress the law?
“For he is not a Jew (Judean Believer), which is one outwardly: neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
“But he is a Jew (Judean Believer), which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter (not in a physical ritual), whose praise is not of men, but of God.” Romans 2:17-29
Paul makes it very clear that an outward sign (circumcision) does not make one holy. He points out that a person who has a pure heart even though considered an Unbeliever by the arrogant Judeans (who are outwardly circumcised) is more righteous than those who claim to be followers of God - but continually break the Law of God.
Continuing with the passage in Galatians, Chapter 2:
“For before that certain ones came from James (in Jerusalem), he (Peter did eat with the Gentiles (those who had been pagans): but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
“And the other Jews (Judeans) opposed likewise with him: insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their hypocrisy.
But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew (Judean one who claims to worship God), livest after the manner of Gentiles (Unbelievers), and not as do the Jews (Believers), why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? (Why are you trying to compel the “Gentiles” to be circumcised after conversion a ritual that does NOT make anyone holy!)
“We who are the Jews (Judeans Believers) by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles (previous worshippers of pagan gods). Knowing that a man is not justified (declared righteous) by the works of the law (such as the ritual of circumcision), but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have Believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be declared righteous (justified) by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law, for by the works of the law (such as the ritual of circumcision), shall no flesh be justified (declared righteous.) Galatians 2:12-16
The word Jew(s) in the Bible is a mistranslation of the word Judean in every case - which is derived from the word Jehovah, and means a person who worships Jehovah the God whose presence was in the temple in Jerusalem in Judea.
Believers in God Unbeliever
Judeans (improperly trans- Gentiles
lated as Jews)
Strong’s Concordance shows that the Greek word ethnos (#1484) is translated as either Gentiles, heathen, or nations, on the whim of the translators. The word should always be translated nations, and describe the peoples who did not worship the God of the temple in Jerusalem. Instead, they worshipped many pagan gods.
The Greek word ethnos does not denote a race, even though Strong’s Concordance implies that it does, and even though our modern English word ethnicity often denotes a race. The word ethnos means custom or manner in the Greek NOT a race. In Greek, it refers to the custom or manner of keeping the law of God and worshiping God in the temple in Jerusalem, a custom that was followed (poorly) by the Judeans, and not followed at all by the nations, until a person was converted to believe in Jesus.
It is obvious that the Hebrew word Yehuwdiy (#3064 in Strong’s Concordance) mistranslated as Jew is derived from the word Jehovah (Yehovah, #3068 in Strong’s Concordance), confirming the proper definition of a Judean as a follower of Jehovah.
This word, mistranslated “Jew” in the Bible refers to who one worshipped NOT an ethnicity or race!
In the Greek, it is the word Judean or Iudean.
The word "JEW" NEVER appears in the Original Scriptures
The word "Jew."
Look in a Concordance, Strong's Concordance is a popular, commonly used one. The word "Jew" (#2453 in the Greek) is actually short for the word Judean, or more accurately Ioudas, pronounced ee-oo-dah-yos. The letter "J" is not present in the New Testament Greek alphabet. The English alphabet had no "J" prior to the 14th century, and “J” wasn't predominantly used until the 17th century.
Because the word "Jew" is an English concoction that did not exist at the time of the writing of the New Testament, we know that it actually is the word Judean - or more precisely Iudean.
The King James Bible in 1611, for example, used the word Iudea, not our present "Judea", and it was pronounced you-dee-a. So the word "Jew" is improper slang - short for the word "Judean", meaning one of two things: 1) a resident of a particular area - Judea, the southern part of Canaan, later known as Palestine. Jerusalem was in Judea, and the temple was in Jerusalem, or 2) a worshipper of Jehovah (Yehovah) which all the residents of Judea (Iudea) were.
The word "Jew" did NOT mean an ethnic background. The English word Jew evolved phonetically from the prefix 'Iou, from the Greek word ioudas or iudean which means Judean. Judea is the same as Judah, and Judah was the tribe of Israel that inhabited that geographical area when the twelve tribes conquered the inhabitants of Canaan about 1400 B.C. The Tribe of Judah was the largest of the twelve and the most influential. God said that the Messiah would come through the tribe of Judah.
The word Judean or Iudean (Greek) or Yehuwdiy (Hebrew) (later incorrectly shortened to Jew) MEANS those who worshipped the God of heaven - Yehovah.
In addition, study of the Scriptures, particularly the Old Testament, makes it clear that the designation "Judean" or "Ioudas" refers to those who had a knowledge of the God of heaven, as opposed to those who had NO knowledge of the God of heaven or those who worshiped pagan gods, referred to as the "Nations."
One interesting side note is that in the Hollywood movie, Star Wars, the creature who was considered to be the wisest in the entire story was a gremlin named Yoda, which is the English version of the Hebrew word Iouda Greek and Hebrew for Iudean or yehuwdiy Jew! Yoda was portrayed as the wise and powerful Jedi Master. This was a secret piece of propaganda embedded in the film to place in the mind of every viewer that the wisest people on the earth are the Jews. George Lucas, who made the film, claims to be a “Methodist Buddhist” whatever that is, but his “Yoda” gives him away as a most probably crypto-Jew (a Jew who masquerades as a “Gentile”).
Thousands of years after the Bible was written, the Greek and Hebrew words meaning either a resident of Iudea (Judea), a designation of location of one’s residence, or a worshiper of Yehovah (Jehovah), a designation of the God one worships, was incorrectly shortened by the translators - to the word Jew and given a racial connotation, rather than true definition of a worshiper of the God of the Israelites, a group that was looking forward to Christ the Messiah. Therefore, the Israelites (the Iudeans) were Christians NOT practitioners of Judaism.
Judaism did not come into existence until AFTER Jesus Christ was executed on the Cross, by the very people who were looking for His arrival. The leaders of the Organized Church of the day the Pharisees had become so wicked that they did not even recognize their own Messiah Jesus Christ when He stood right in front of them.
Judaism is the religion of the “Jews” of today, 92% of which are Khazars barbarian Mongol Turks “Gentiles” -, with NO connection to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob - OR to the land of Palestine now erroneously referred to as Israel.
These Khazars, who claim to be Jews, have stolen the land of Palestine from the Palestinians and are slaughtering the Palestinians by the thousands. The holiest book of these cultural (but not ethnic) Jews is the Talmud a series of books containing the writings of the Pharisees the same Pharisees and their writings that Jesus strongly rebuked because their “traditions of man” made the Word of God
of “none effect.” (Mark 7:13)
In today’s world, the evil Talmud the “holiest” book of the “Jews” - continues to make the Word of God of “none effect.”
The Jews are NOT a race, but a culture a culture and a religion governed by the detestable Talmud, NOT the Old Testament Scriptures.
The Talmud is the antithesis of the Bible. It demands that, “Even the Best of the Gentiles should ALL be killed.” It berates Christians and Christianity and claims that Jesus Christ is “boiling in hot excrement in hell.” It turns upside down every moral command by God in the Old Testament.
The Talmud governs with an iron hand, every moment of the life of an orthodox Jew. For this reason, two additional forms of Judaism have emerged Conservative and Reform both of which are secular forms of Judaism. Both groups acknowledge the Talmud, their culture is governed by the Talmud, but they do not keep the thousands of laws that control every waking moment of the orthodox Jew.
But it is important to note that the Conservative and Reform branches of Judaism, though they do not adhere to the rules of the Talmud, they do not denounce the writings of the Talmud revealing hatred for Gentiles, hatred for Christians and Christianity, and intense hatred for Jesus Christ.
There is another “holy” book of Judaism called the Kaballah (Cabala) that is nothing more than a book of Satanism and witchcraft. It teaches the reader among other things, how to cast evil, demonic, spells. It promotes absolute licentiousness, amorality, and debauchery. Its only law for one’s life is: “Do what thou wilt. That is the whole law.” Anything goes from Satanism to witchcraft to pedophilia.
The word "Gentiles."
If you look up the word Nations in the Greek (#1484) and the Hebrew (#1471). Now look up the word Gentiles. You will see that the numbers are identical to the word Nations both in the Greek (#1484) and in the Hebrew (#1471). This shows that the Bible translators used the word Gentiles at their own arbitrary discretion, when it would have a theological or sociological impact (for propaganda purposes), rather than using the word Nations in every instance, as unbiased translation would dictate.
There is NO instance in the Bible, where the word Gentiles is appropriate. The word should ALWAYS be Nations.
The Hebrew word (#1471) translated Nations or sometimes Gentiles, is the word goy or goyim, a present-day derogatory term used by Jews to describe non-Jews, and means beasts, such as cattle, or a heathen people.
Isa 37:12 "Have the gods of the nations delivered them..."
Ps 96:5 "For all the gods of the nations are idols..."
Isa 9:1 "...Galilee of the nations."
The apostle Paul, in writing to the Thessalonians, defines the word that is improperly translated Gentiles in the Bible.
“… not in the lust of concupiscence (desire for the forbidden), even as the Gentiles, which know not God:” 1 Thessalonians 4:5
There it is! The word improperly translated Gentiles is the word nations or heathen. They are defined as those who do NOT know God! That means they were Unbelievers - - - in God! The word Gentiles does NOT refer to an ethnicity. It refers to the type of worship in which a person or group participated.
The Unbelievers were designated as the nations.
The Believers were designated as the Iudeans (later the Judeans). They were NOT “Jews.”
Again: The Scriptural meanings of the two terms are the following: Judeans (mistranslated Jews in the Bible) are those who worshiped, the God of heaven, those who lived in Judea or worshipped the God whose presence resided in the temple in Jerusalem in Judea.
Nations (mistranslated Gentiles in the Bible): Those who did NOT know, nor worship, the God of heaven, but instead worshiped pagan idols (at least before they were converted to Jesus Christ).
Neither term was ever a designation of ethnicity or bloodline. Both terms were defined in relation to their religion - their worship that, in general, correlated with their geographical location. The center of the worship of the God of heaven in the entire inhabited world was Jerusalem which was in the region of Judea. Everywhere else was referred to as "the Nations."
"There were no nations until after the flood. God did not "select" Israel and Judah (and their leaders who became the corrupt Pharisees) because of their superiority to other nations, God chose them for one purpose, to be His bondslaves, so that through that nation all the other nations should come to know Him. The idea that Israel was a magnificently developed type of nation is a mistaken one. Israel was a despised, and a despicable nation, continually turning away from God into idolatry." Complete works of Oswald Chambers; Discovery House Publishers pg 1317
Was Jesus a Jew?
Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, so He was a Judean by birth location (but NOT a "Jew" by genetics), but He lived his life in Nazareth, in "Galilee of the Nations (Gentiles)" so He was a Nazarene. Isa 9:1 Jesus was a child of the Holy Spirit (God’s breath of Holiness) (Luke 1:34,35).
Jesus had no genes from either parent. Jesus was God in human form and God is NOT Jewish.
God is Invisible. Jesus is the Visible form of God.
Jesus “who is the Image of the invisible God. . .” Col 1:15
Yes, His earthly parents, both His earthly mother and His earthly stepfather, were from the line of David. David was an Israelite, He lived in Israel in the area of Judah, and he believed in the God of Israel (the name given to Jacob AFTER he learned to know and follow God) but that did NOT make either Jacob OR Jesus - genetically “Jewish"!
There is NO such thing as a genetic “Jew.” Jewishness is a culture the culture and/or religion of the Talmud. There is NO “Jewish” race!
The prophecy of Jesus' lineage through His earthly parents was given so those who were searching the Scriptures and watching for the appearance of the Messiah would be able to identify Him appropriately when He came. Even then, the greatest scholars and the wisest men in the synagogues STILL did NOT recognize their Messiah.
Many claim that Jesus had to have had genes from His mother, Mary, or He wouldn't have been able to fulfill the prediction of the Scriptures - - to be "tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin." (Heb 4:15) Yet Adam and Eve were created by God, with no genes from an earthly mother or father, and they were not only "susceptible" to sin - - - they ACTUALLY sinned! So Jesus did not have to have earthly genes in order to be susceptible to sin. But when He was tempted, He successfully resisted all temptation because of His continuous close association with the Father!
There is an additional compelling reason why Jesus had NO earthly genes from either of His earthly parents, including NO genes from His earthly mother, Mary. He could not have had any of Mary's human genes, because if He had, it would have been a case of the creature (a human being - Mary) creating the Creator (God in the human form of Jesus), it would be a case of humanity Creating God!
That could NOT be! That would be blasphemy, as it is every time a priest or pastor prays over the wafers and wine at Communion and claims that his prayers cause the bread and wine to become the actual body of Christ. That is blasphemy!
Jesus had NO genes from a human parent. He was "born of the Holy Spirit" God’s Breath of Holiness. Matt 1:18 Jesus was placed in Mary's womb to grow in her body, to symbolize Jesus coming from outside of us, from outside of this world to come into us and become One with us. Jesus came into this world to become One with humanity, to live in us.
"Christ in you, the hope (expectation) of glory!" Col 1:27
"Let this mind be in you which is in Christ Jesus." Phil 2:5
Paul said, "I am crucified with Christ, yet I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me." Gal 2:20
1) There are ONLY two groups of people in the Bible: those who are with
God, and those who are against God. From the Bible’s point of view the
only thing that matters to God is our relationship to Him!
If we are not with Him we are against Him!
2) The word Jew does NOT appear in the Bible. The translators have written it in.
3) There is no such thing as an ethnic Jew either in the Bible or in today’s world. Ninety-two percent of those who claim to be “Jews” are Gentile Khazars barbarian Mongol Turks, from Khazaria, an area that is now Western Russia. Today’s “Jews” have no relation to Abraham, Isaac or Jacob and they have NO claim to the land of Palestine. (See The Thirteenth Tribe by Jewish author, Arthur Koestler)
4) Jewishness is a culture or religion NOT a race or ethnicity. It is the culture of the Talmud, a series of books written by the Pharisees after they and their followers called for the execution of Christ. The Talmud is the antithesis of the Bible. It is a series of books allowing immorality, hatred toward “non-Jews”, and the breaking of ALL the Ten Commandments.
5) Jesus strongly rebuked the Pharisees for their wicked oral traditions, doctrines (that later were written down and became the Talmud) that made “the Word of God of none effect.” Jesus referred to the Pharisees the leaders of the Organized Church of that day - as hypocrites, vipers, the “synagogue of Satan” and being “of your father, the devil.”
6) The religion of the Old Testament Israelites was Christianity NOT Judaism. The Israelites were looking forward to Christ the Messiah.
7) Judaism did not begin until AFTER the Pharisees and their followers crucified Christ.
8) The term Judeo-Christianity is an oxy-moron, and should never be used. It is blasphemous to Christ.
9) The Israelites of the Old Testament were just people, of no particular ethnicity. They came out of Egypt as a “mixed multitude.” Exodus 12:38
10) God loves everyone the same even those who don’t love Him. God has NO “favorites.”
11) The Jews, and now the Christian Zionists, believe the ”Jews” are God’s special favorites, that they as a “race” are actually superior to God, that they as a “race” have the right to be worshipped, and that they as a “race” have the right to rule the world.
12) This terrible error in belief both on the part of the “Jews” and the Christian Zionists has been responsible for World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam war, the war in Iraq, the Oklahoma Bombing, 9/11, the deliberate destruction of the economy of America, the destruction of our Christian culture, the immorality, debauchery, deterioration in education, drug use, and violence in our society, the soon-to-be war with Iran, and the coming New World Order, with the loss of all our rights.
13) The holiest book of the religion of Judaism and the culture of the “Jews” is NOT the Old Testament. It is the Talmud the antithesis of the Bible.
14) The Jews hate Jesus Christ, Christianity and Christians. The goal of the elitist Jews is to destroy ALL governments and ALL religions.
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