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Ah Yes, No Thanks I suppose To Nicea

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Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Jan 18, 2008 at 12:30

What you have written is nothing more than the length of the theological doctrines of the Council Of Nicea which have absolutely nothing to do with Judaism or the teachings of the Torah. None of it is recorded in the Torah nor is any of it ever mentioned in the teachings of the Rabbinical Sages. As well, Rabbi Yeshua never taught any of this to his disciples.

People today are often wont to talk of Judeo-Christianity but in truth there really is no such thing. There is Judaism and there is Christianity and never the two shall meet except in the acceptance of the church of the ascendency of Jerusalem. Rome must bow to Jerusalem and not Jerusalem to Rome. When the Church divests itself of all claims and pretenses and ceases completely to teach doctrine that is contrary to the Torah, then and only then will the true Maschiach show himself to be the Jew He always was and always will be. You cannot take the Jewishness out of Rabbi Yeshua and expect Him to be real to the people which is just exactly what you have tried to do.

Rabbi Yeshua was a human being and not some other worldly fantasm the like of the Greek or the Roman or the Egyptian gods. He lived and taught in the real world and he spoke to the real concerns of the people of His time in a language that had meaning to them. Later generations sought to take his words at face value without understanding the real time and place context of his words. Hence they misinterpreted much of what he said. As well, opportunists like Paul sought to make themselves great at his expense by claiming falsely to represent him.

The times were rife with messianic wannabes and pretenders all claiming some special powers of G-D to be theirs and seeking to gather for themselves a following like the cult mongers of today such as Sun Myong Moon and Jim Jones. Times of trial and difficulty have always brought out the best and the worst in men and there have always been the parasites and opportunists who have sought to ride to power on the backs of great men. If you choose of your own free will to walk in the shoes of the cult mongers, the parasites and the pretenders the fate that awaits you will be one of your own creation. Life is a matter of choices. Choose wisely and live well. Choose otherwise and your life will be hell.

There are two kinds of men in the world, those who seek G-Ds wisdom and those who seek G-Ds power. Men who seek G-Ds wisdom are a great blessing to the folk. Men who seek G-Ds power are a curse. Be not a seeker of power and it will be well with you. The power of G-D belongs to G-D alone and the man who seeks to posses it will destroy himself with it.

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