Israel Moments 31-40

By Pastor Steven L Anderson

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September, 2014


Israel Moment #31 Jews Read the Bible Blindfolded

Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe Arizona, and today I want to talk about another passage that uses the term elect which is in Romans 11:7. The Bible reads "What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for, but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded." So people who try to say that ALL of Israel, whether they're saved or not, whether they believe or not they're all elect. This verse just proves that that's false, because it says right here, Israel hath NOT obtained that which he seeketh for, but the election HATH obtained it, and the rest were blinded. Well if those two groups are the same thing, that wouldn't even make any sense! IF Israel ARE the elect, then how could he say "well, Israel's blinded and the election is not blinded"? It's because the election is not referring to Israel. It's the election according to grace. It's the election, meaning the chosen people are those who believe on Jesus Christ and are saved by grace.

Now, was there an "election", or "choosing", of the Jews in the Old Testament? Yes there was. In the Old Testament, God did choose Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The Bible talks about them being "beloved for the Father's sake", that that nation of Israel was God's chosen people in the Old Testament. But in the New Testament, the Bible said that the kingdom of God would be taken from them, and be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. They're no longer God's chosen people, according to Romans 11:7, they're not the election. They've been blinded! Now, what does it mean to be blinded? Well listen to 2nd Corinthians chapter 3, because the apostle Paul makes some similar statements over here in verse 13. "And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished, but their minds were blinded." Talking about the children of Israel. It says, for until this day, remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the Old Testament, which veil is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart, nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.

This is saying that even when the Israelites today read the Old Testament, they have a veil, they're blinded. Basically what the Bible is saying is that they're reading the Old Testament blindfolded. Now let me ask you this. If, according to the Bible, Jews today that are not saved, that don't believe in Jesus... If they're reading the Old Testament blindfolded, why would we go to them for help on interpreting the Old Testament? I mean Christians today think, "Oh, let's see what the Jews think about this Old Testament passage, you know, let's get their opinion on what this passage means." Hold on, why would you have someone who is blindfolded lead you? I think Jesus talked about the fact that you're both going to fall in the ditch, when the blind lead the blind. And so we should never go to the Jews, to try to get interpretations of God's word, because the Bible is clear, they're blinded. They are reading the Bible blindfolded. They're not going to interpret it for you correctly. So again this shows that "the election", "the elect", in the New Testament, is referring to believers, not referring to unbelieving Israel.

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File Length 00:03:36
Main Scripture/s Romans 11:7, 2nd Corinthians 3:13

Israel Moment #32 Jews Worship a False god Named Shekinah

Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona, and today I want to talk about the word "Shekinah", or sometimes you will hear it "shek-ee-nah", different ways to pronounce it. Now, I grew up in Baptist churches, and throughout my time I've heard preachers refer to "the Shekinah glory of God", over and over again. I mean multiple preachers, I've heard talk about "the Shekinah glory". Now, I just assumed that they were going back to the Hebrew, because oftentimes preachers will try to look smart by throwing in some Hebrew words. So I assumed "well, that must be the Hebrew word for glory", because they talk about "the Shekinah glory". But once I did some research on it I realised that that word "Shekinah" or "Shek-ee-nah", is NEVER found in the Bible one time. It's never found in the Hebrew! It's just never been used in the Bible before the time of Christ. But after the Jews rejected the Lord Jesus Christ, and had their apostate, rabbinical Judaism religion that's based on the Babylonian Talmud, and not on the Bible... That's where they came up with this concept of "Shekinah".

And if you go to a Jewish website and look up what they teach about "Shekinah", they teach that this is a FEMININE name for God. And that it represents the "female" aspect of God. And what they teach in Judaism is that God is both male AND female. And I asked a Jewish Rabbi, I said "Where in the Bible does it teach that God is both male and female?" Because all throughout the Bible it's just "He, Him, His..." But they say "No, no, no, God is both male and female. And so when we talk about God, sometimes we call him by his name Shekinah." And the Jews say that when they call Him by "Shekinah", they will use the word "she", about God, when they call God "Shekinah", okay? Because this is "the female side of God. Well, that's just not Biblical, there's no female side of God. But this is all part of the New Age Mysticism that Judaism combines, the Kabala and these other aspects. You know, New Age Mysticism will often talk about a female deity, a "mother goddess", type of a deity. And that's what the Jews have with this word "Shekinah". God forbid that any Christian Pastor or Baptist Pastor would ever use the word "Shekinah", it's a blasphemous word about a female God, it has nothing to do with the Bible.

Now, I asked a Rabbi, where this is coming from and they said "Well, the reason we believe God is both male and female is because he created man and woman in His own image, and so therefore he is both." But that's not what the Bible teaches, because listen to 1st Corinthians chapter number 11, where God talks about this exact subject. He says in verse 7, "For a MAN indeed ought not to cover HIS head, forasmuch as HE is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man." So the Bible clearly states in 1st Corinthians 11:7 that man is made in the image of God, and that woman is not in the image of God, okay? MAN is in God's image, which is why he should not cover his head, as opposed to the woman, who should cover her head, meaning have long hair, as a covering. Also, if you go back to Genesis Chapter 1, the Bible says "So God created man in his own image, in the the image of God created He HIM, male and female, created he them. Now, this is nothing negative about women, or disparaging women or saying that women are of lesser value, that's not what this is about at all, but being the image of God, means that we look like God. And so men are made in the image of God because God is masculine in His appearance, and in His character. And so, this teaching that God is both a "He" and a "she", I'm sure it's going to be very popular in our modern, perverted, transvestite, weirdo society... But let me tell you something. It's not Biblical. And a lot of the modern Bibles today are making the Bible "gender neutral", the new NIV is going more "gender neutral", the 2011 edition. And then you hear Christian bible teachers coming out and talking about "the Shekinah"... No. These are satanic, blasphemous terms, and they should never be named from the pulpit of a Baptist church, except to rebuke them.

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File Length 00:04:45
Main Scripture/s 1st Corinthians 11:7

Israel Moment #33 The Star of David is a Fraud

Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe Arizona, and today I want to talk about the Star of David. Now this is a really big symbol for the Jews. In fact, the Israeli flag features the Star of David. If you go over to the home of a Jew, you'll often see decorations that include the Star of David. And we're told that this star has something to do with David. But yet when you look this up in the Bible, you'll never find ANY "Star of David", or any star that's associated with David. I asked 4 different Jewish leaders, Jewish Rabbis. I asked them, "is the Star of David found in the Bible?" They said "no". I asked them "where does it come from? What does it mean?" And they said they don't know where it comes from. But supposedly, this is just a "Godly symbol".

And even Christians today will often wear the Star of David, and promote the Star of David, to "show their support for Israel", they support the Star of David. Let me show you what that star really is, it's not of David. Listen to Acts 7, 43, the Bible says "Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and THE STAR OF YOUR GOD REMPHAN, figures which ye made to worship them, and I will carry you away beyond Babylon." So the Bible says that in the Old Testament, when the children of Israel worshipped other gods, they made a star that they worshiped. They made a figure or an image of a star that they worshiped, and that was called the Star of Remphan. And so he said "you took up the star of your god Remphan." So there's no Star of David in the Bible, but there definitely is a star of Remphan.

Now let me ask you this... Are the Jews today in modern Israel worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ? Because the Bible says that if you don't have the Son, you don't have the Father. So you can't sit there and say that they're worshiping God the Father, "they don't acknowledge Jesus, but they are worshiping God the Father". No, God said if you don't have the Son, you don't have the Father. Therefore they do not have the same God that we have today. So they're worshiping a false God. And so does it surprise you that the star that they use as a symbol of their FALSE religion, that worships another God is mentioned in the Bible as the "star of Remphan". That's what that symbol on the flag is. Don't you dare as a Christian decorate with that symbol, or put that symbol up in your church as some kind of a symbol of Israel. You know what? It's not of David, it's not of Israel, it's of Remphan.

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File Length 00:02:47
Main Scripture/s Acts7:43

Israel Moment #34 Uncircumcised Jews in the OT Were NOT Gods People

Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Today I want to talk about Genesis 17 verse 14, where the Bible reads "And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people, he hath broken my covenant." Now a lot of people today would have you to believe that in order to be one of God's chosen people you just have to be a certain ethnicity, and they'll say that the "Jews", quote unquote, today, because they descend from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are God's chosen people just by virtue of their ethnicity, just by virtue of their physical descent. But what this shows is that even in the Old Covenant, you had to do more than just be born into a certain family in order to be one of God's chosen people. You had to also be circumcised, even under the Old Testament, circumcision was necessary, AND if a person were not circumcised, then that person were cut off from his people, therefore they are no longer considered one of God's chosen people, because they've broken that covenant.

Now in the New Testament we do not observe physical circumcision. Galatians chapter 2, Galatians 5 and 6 make that very clear. Under the new covenant there's the circumcision of the heart and of the spirit. But what I'm illustrating is that being a certain ethnicity has NEVER made you automatically one of God's chosen people. Under the Old Covenant, you had to be circumcised, among other things in order to remain one of God's chosen people. So again this just goes to show that this idea that just a race or an ethnicity is "automatically God's chosen people"... and you try to point out the fact that, hey, they reject the Lord Jesus Christ, they're worshiping another God.... People say "that doesn't matter, it has nothing to do with it, it's just the fact that they are descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that makes them chosen or elect." Now some might say "well, you know, they ARE physically circumcised though, so under the Old Covenant, they're good!" Well guess what? The Old Covenant is no longer in effect. Hebrews 8 says "In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away." In the New Covenant, if they don't believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, they are NOT the chosen people.

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File Length 00:02:47
Main Scripture/s Genesis 17:14, Galatians 2, 5, 6

Israel Moment #35 Becoming a Jew Esther 8:17

Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Today I want to talk about Esther 8:17. There's a lot of confusion today about the word "Jew". A lot of people think that being "Jewish", is an ethnicity, and that it has to do with the fact that you descend from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. If we were to ask Adolf Hitler, he would agree with that, because he definitely believed that being Jewish was a racial thing. And if we were to ask Zionist Christians today, they would tell you that "oh yeah, people that are Jews, they're a certain ethnicity, it means that they descend from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and that means that they are God's chosen people, because they descend from that bloodline." But let's see if the Bible defines being a Jew as being of a certain ethnicity. Listen to Esther 8:17. "And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land BECAME Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them."

Now according to this scripture, many people at that time BECAME Jews. Now if being a "Jew", were an ethnicity, it would be impossible to become one, because you can't change your ethnicity. For example, if I talked about becoming an American, that would be very possible, for someone of any ethnicity to become an American. Why? Because being an American has to do with what nation you are a citizen of. If I talked about becoming a Christian, that would be very possible as well, because neither of those things have to do with a certain ethnicity. Well, here's the thing. Being a Jew, is not an ethnicity either. Being a Jew is a religious belief. And in Esther 8:17, we see people becoming Jews, meaning that they start to believe in the God of the Jews. Now, the people at the time of Esther 8:17 who became Jews, they were worshiping the true God of the Bible. Of course today's "Jews", do not worship the God of the Bible. Today's so called "Jews" who are outwardly "Jews", who are ethnically claiming to be "Jewish", whatever that means... They worship a false God, because the Bible says that if they don't have the Son, then they don't have the Father. And since they reject the Lord Jesus Christ in the religion of Judaism, Jews are worshiping a false God.

So if a person today were to become a "Jew", they would be joining up with a false religion. Whereas in Esther 8:17, they were worshiping the true God, as Jews. So this scripture should prove to any thinking person, that obviously being a Jew is not an ethnicity, it doesn't have to do with your lineage, or what bloodline you are of, because here we have a bunch of people of a completely different bloodline becoming Jews. How is that possible? Because being Jewish is NOT an ethnicity, it's a religion. It's a belief. At that time it was a nation, so, to sit there and say that "you're a racist if you speak out against Judaism or the Jews" makes absolutely no sense, since it's not a race of people. That would be like saying "oh, you're against Mormons, you're a racist!" No, because Mormonism is not a race, it's a belief system that anybody can join if they want to worship Satan. And it's the same thing with Judaism. If you want to worship Satan, you can join Judaism, and do that, you can join Mormonism if you want to worship Lucifer. But the Bible is pretty clear here that being a Jew is a belief system. Back then it was a righteous belief, in Esther 8:17, today being a "Jew" is associated with a false belief in a false religion.

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File Length 00:04:06
Main Scripture/s Esther 8:17

Israel Moment #36 Today's Jews Are Uncircumcised in Heart

Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Today I want to talk about Jeremiah chapter 9 verses 25-26 where the Bible reads "Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will punish all them which are circumcised WITH the uncircumcised. Egypt and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness. For all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised IN THE HEART." So here the Bible is saying that the uncircumcised will be punished with the circumcised, because the fact that an Israelite is circumcised (physically) is meaningless to God, since they are uncircumcised of heart. This is reiterated of course in Romans 2:28 and 29 in the New Testament, when the Bible says "For he is not a Jew which is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew which is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the HEART, in the spirit and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men, but of God." That's exactly what Jeremiah 9 meant, when it said that the house of Israel were all uncircumcised in their HEART.

Here we have it again in Romans 2:28 and 29. You say "well if they're not really Jews, then why do you keep calling them Jews?" Well, it says a little bit earlier in the chapter "Behold, thou art called a Jew", and it does say that they are Jews OUTWARDLY. That's why we call them Jews because they are outwardly Jews. But inwardly they're not, and therefore God does not recognise them as being the circumcision, as being His people, as being true Jews. Philippians 3:3 of course makes it clear when it says "we are the circumcision which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh." That's what circumcision of the heart means in the New Testament. You have to rejoice in Christ Jesus, you have to have NO confidence in the flesh. Jeremiah 9 made it clear that the house of Israel was uncircumcised in heart, and would suffer the same fate as those who were physically uncircumcised. So the fact that today's so-called "Jews" are circumcised physically means NOTHING to God. They're not His people. In the Old Covenant, if you didn't have the physical circumcision, you're not one of God's people. But God takes it a step further and says "if your hearts not circumcised, you're not one of my people." Therefore, all of those Jews today that do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, 99% of people who call themselves "Jews", they're not God's people, because they're uncircumcised IN HEART.

Word Count 471
File Length 00:03:02
Main Scripture/s Jeremiah 9:25-26, Romans 2:28-29, Philippians 3:3

Israel Moment #37 What is the Talmud

Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe Arizona. Today I want to talk about Mark chapter 7, verses 3 through 9. And I want to explain to you about a book called the Talmud, that is the "holy book" of the Jews. A lot of people think that the Jews believe in the Old Testament... Really, their religion is not based on the Old Testament. There are so many things in the Old Testament that actually contradict what they believe. They actually follow a different book called the Talmud. Now these false teachings that go against Old Testament scripture were already in existence at the time of Christ. In Mark 7, we find Jesus rebuking these "oral traditions" that would later be written down around 500 years later in the Talmud. But they already were being taught as early as around 200 BC. Listen to what it says in Mark 7:3.

"For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables." These are all things that are later going to be written down in the TALMUD, and they're already being observed by all the Jews at this time. "Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition."

And this is exactly what Judaism is today, it's a religion that rejects the commandments of God, rejects the Old Testament scripture, CLAIMS to believe in it, draws nigh unto the Lord with their lips, but their heart is far from Him. Sure they claim to believe the Old Testament, but it's just like it was in Jesus' day, the Pharisees who wrote the Talmud, and the Pharisees today who call themselves orthodox Jews... They don't really believe in it, they have their OWN tradition, and to them that trumps the word of God. That's what the Talmud is. All the Talmud is, is a written version of what Jesus was speaking against here in Mark chapter 7. These "oral traditions of the elders" that were passed down. Later they were written down in the Talmud, in the Mishna. But, it's the same garbage that Jesus was rebuking, that makes void the commandment of God.

Word Count 515
File Length 00:03:11
Main Scripture/s Mark 7:3-9

Israel Moment #38 Jesus in the Talmud

Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe Arizona. Today I want to talk about Acts 26, verse 11. This is where the Apostle Paul is talking about when he excelled in the Jews religion as he put it. And he was very zealous of persecuting Christians. This was before Paul had gotten saved. Listen to Acts 26:11. "And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities." So the Apostle Paul is talking about how he really worked hard to persecute Christians back when he was in the Jews religion. And one of the things it says that he did was that he compelled them to blaspheme. He forced them to blaspheme. Now, why is this significant? Because in Revelation chapter 2, verse 9, when it talks about "the synagogue of Satan", He said "I know the BLASPHEMY of them which say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." Obviously, those who SAY they are Jews and ARE NOT, are today's so-called "Jews", "Judaism". They claim to be Jews, but God does not recognise them spiritually as Jews, even though outwardly they are Jews, Romans 2:28 and 29 explains that.

But a lot of people will say "No, no, no, it's those who believe in replacement theology, THEY'RE the synagogue of satan, because they're saying that they're Jews and they're not." But here's the difference, we're not blaspheming Christ! He said "I know the BLASPHEMY of them which say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." Now, if we are going to figure out who the synagogue of Satan is, it has to be somebody who is blaspheming! Because He knows their blasphemy. Well, this is something that is part and parcel of Judaism. Blaspheming Jesus Christ, blaspheming the Lord. We see the Apostle Paul saying it there in Acts 26:11, that he forced people to blaspheme Jesus Christ, as part of his activities in the Jews religion. We know that the Talmud is a very blasphemous book. Now, I want to mention to you another book right now. And this book is called "Jesus in the Talmud", by Doctor Peter Schaffer. And if you don't think that Judaism is blasphemous toward Jesus Christ, or that the Talmud is blasphemous, you should check out this book "Jesus in the Talmud", by Dr. Peter Schaffer. Now, Peter Schaffer is not a wild-eyed conspiracy theorist. From reading the book, it's clear that he's not a Bible believeing Christian, nor is he a Jew. He is just an academic. He is actually the head of Judaic studies at Princeton University. Now Princeton University is not a den of conspiracy theory. It's an institution that most people would have great respect for as being a scholarly place of learning.

And so this head of Judaic studies at Princeton University, who has examined all the documents in their original languages, and done all the research throughout the Talmud... He wrote this book called "Jesus in the Talmud", and he documents and explains every mention of Jesus Christ in the Talmud. Things like the "fact" that Jesus Christ is "the bastard son of a Roman soldier named Pantera", that "his mother Mary is a whore", that "he practiced sorcery and black magic that he learned when he was down in Egypt". Things like the "fact" that "Jesus is spending all eternity boiling in hot excrement". And all kinds of other wicked blasphemous things about the Lord Jesus Christ. So, the shoe fits, frankly, with Judaism. And if you talk to Rabbis today, they'll tell you that the Talmud is the word of God, and that it is authoritative, that it is inspired by God. And the Talmud is saying these awful, horrific things about Jesus. Again, this isn't just hearsay, it's all documented in the book, "Jesus in the Talmud", by Peter Schaffer, head of Judaic studies at Princeton University. So, it's clear from the Bible, and from the Talmud that the "Jews" today, are those who blaspheme Christ in their synagogues, Judaism is a blasphemous religion.

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File Length 00:04:26
Main Scripture/s Acts 26:11, Romans 2:28-29, Revelation 2:9

Israel Moment #39 Creepy Passage in the Talmud about Jesus

Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist church in Tempe Arizona. Today I want to talk about Zechariah 2, verses 7 and 8. Where the Bible reads "Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye." And a lot of people who fail to rightly divide the Word of Truth, they'll quote Old Testament scriptures like this, and try to apply them to the current, modern day Christ-rejecting nation of Israel, or to modern day so-called "Jews", and say "they are the apple of God's eye! If you touch them, you're touching the apple of God's eye and God is going to punish you! You need to seek their good." And so forth. Now of course, like I said, these people are just stuck under the Old Covenant, they don't realise that the kingdom of god was taken from them, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof, and that the "Jews" are no longer God's chosen people. But what's interesting about this, is that the teaching that applies...

This Old Testament scripture from Zechariah 2:7 and 8, "unto modern day Jews", doesn't come from the New Testament. It actually comes from the Talmud, and I'm going to show you that in a moment. But first of all, let me just show you the context, it says in verse 7 "Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon." So this is being spoken while Jews are in Babylon, in the Babylonian captivity. And he's talking about the fact that when Babylon had attacked them, and taken them into captivity, and people are continuing to treat them poorly, that they're touching the apple of God's eye. That's back when the Jews were still God's chosen people, because it's back in the Old Testament! We're in the New Testament now. This scripture is not relevant to a Christ rejecting nation that is no longer God's chosen people. They're not the apple of His eye. We as believers, we as Christians are the apple of His eye! But here's what's creepy about this.

You'll hear this verse ALL the time, and you'll hear Zionist Christians all the time, "they're the apple of God's eye, apple of God's eye, apple of God's eye!" Listen to this. This is from the Talmud, and this is where Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, is being boiled in hot excrement as punishment for mocking the words of the Rabbis... Of course the Talmud is a blasphemous book, to even say such things about our Lord Jesus Christ. But in the Talmud, as Jesus is being punished in boiling excrement... This is what Jesus says in the Talmud, about (unbelieving) "Israel".... "Seek their welfare, seek not their harm. Whoever touches them, is as though he touches the apple of God's eye." Then someone asks, "what is your punishment?", and Jesus says "with boiling excrement, for the master hath said, whoever mocks the words of the sages is punished with boiling excrement."

So basically, this fake story in the Talmud of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in hell, being punished in boiling excrement for all eternity... He's the one who's telling you, O modern day Christian, that "if we touch the nation of Israel, we're touching the apple of God's eye". See, the Bible said that about OLD TESTAMENT Israel, that was captive in Babylon, back when they still worshiped the true God. Back before they REJECTED our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It's the Talmud... and in fact it's one of the most blasphemous sections of the Talmud... where a fake Jesus is telling you to "do them no harm, seek their good, because they're the apple of God's eye." So next time you hear a Christian Zionist saying "well, the nation of Israel over there in the middle east, is the apple of God's eye", just remember that they're actually quoting the Satanic Talmud that blasphemes the Lord Jesus Christ. They're not quoting Zechariah chapter 2, because Zechariah chapter 2 was about an Old Testament nation that still worshiped the Lord. It's the Talmud that would apply that statement to modern day Israel, in the New Testament, after they have already been rejected as God's people.

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File Length 00:04:38
Main Scripture/s Zechariah 2:7-8,

Israel Moment #40 Israel is a Spiritual Sodom and Gomorrha

Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe Arizona, and today I want to talk about Isaiah chapter 1, verses 9 through 11, where the Bible reads "Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord", and on and on. So in this scripture, God is speaking to the leadership of the nation of Judah, he is speaking unto the Jews, and He is saying to them, "hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom". Now of course, long before this, the literal cities of Sodom and Gomorrah had already been destroyed by God back in Genesis 19, but in this scripture, we see God referring to the Jews, and their leaders as the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. Why? Because they are spiritually like Sodom and Gomorrah. Not because they are physically the actual literal city of Sodom and Gomorrah, but because that's who they are spiritually.

Now, we have the same thing in Romans chapter 9, in verse number 29 where this is quoted. It says "And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness." So in Isaiah chapter 1, which is quoted in Romans 9, they are spiritually called Sodom. He says "listen to me, you rulers of Sodom, you rulers of Gomorrah, I'm tired of your sacrifices unto me", and so forth. Now this is very relevant, because the nation of Israel today over in the middle east, is actually a den of sodomy. In fact, it's the one place in the middle east where sodomy really abounds.

And people talk about "oh, it's so great that Israel is over there, it's a democracy over there, it's the only free country over there!" What they don't like to talk about is the fact that it's a total den of sodomy. For example, recently the homosexual flag was hoisted up above the United States embassy in Israel. Israel is the only place you are going to find in 2014 "gay pride parades" taking place in the middle east, and the homos march up and down the streets of Israel today, of Jerusalem, just proclaiming and announcing their sodomy. So let me just say this. If Israel were a spiritual Sodom and Gomorrah in Isaiah chapter 1, I believe that today Israel is a spiritual Sodom and Gomorrah. There's so much more evidence to this, I'm going to just have to put it up into a few other moments, just to look at all the times in scripture that Israel is over and over again, in times of apostasy, and in the last days, referred to as Sodom... It's no coincidence that sodomy abounds today in the nation of Israel, when God's calling them spiritually Sodom.

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Main Scripture/s Isaiah 1:9-11, Genesis 19, Romans 9:29