Are You Being Punked?
This stream is 5hrs 16 min in which I join Dr Kevin McCairn, Christopher Jon Bjerknes, and John Brisson to discuss metaphysics. Christopher Jon Bjerknes advocates for the position that the current circumstances that we are facing is a result of self-fulfilling Jewish prophesy. According to this view the Old Testament and therefore Christianity owes its grounding in platonic and Gnostic thought. We are being trained by the Bible (both the OT and the NT) to extinguish ourselves and destroy our earth. We have been punked. Oy, Vey! I have probably oversimplified Christopher’s position. Christopher has a Jewish Grandfather on his mothers side (https://www.bitchute.com/video/dATWlHyqN3t3/) so he is not antisemitic but I find it amusing that so many dissidents who are critical of Judaism also want to destroy Christianity and replace it with scientific rationalism. I can imagine that working out real well (lolz).
I believe that faith and science are not in opposition but that true scientific inquiry should be ethically guided. Finally, I find myself in agreement with Christopher’s assessment of the Talmud and the Zohar as they are basically a rewriting and supplementary “interpretation” of the Old Testament, what Jesus calls, the traditions of men. The Jews have turned pilpul into a fine art and can argue that black is white. So, while I agree that the Jews are using the basis of their holy book (the Torah) as an agent to dominate the world….as a playbook, I reject the notion that the outcome is inevitable or that the OT is somehow presenting a different malevolent God. The NT cannot be divorced from the OT and this can be demonstrated by proper intertextual reading. Any perceived contradictions is a failure in hermeneutics. I have placed links to some of the subjects that we touched upon underneath the video (more can be found on the main website).
In the final analysis the enemy of the primitive first century church (which was predominately Jewish) were fellow Jews. They persecuted Jewish Christians and killed them. The same pattern holds for the Bar Kochba rebellion. Talmudic Jews killing Christian Jews. Through the centuries Jews have subverted the Christian church. The Jews perceived the church as their enemy. Why do you think that the Bolsheviks tried to exterminate Christianity? Western democracy and sovereignty is rooted in Christian principles. After the 2-3rd centuries Jewish Christianity virtually disappeared and Christianity became a (predominately) a Gentile religion as the apostle Paul indicated;
"And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?" (Rom 11:9-12)
It certainly did provoke them to jealousy because they lost their special position. The inclusion of the Gentiles into the predominantly Jewish church was a major problem in the first century and many Jewish believers resented the fact that Gentiles should have equal status. In many circles the apostle Paul is hated even more than Jesus. (Paul was a rabbi….for goodness sake…a self hating Jew who let those scummy goy into the tent).The story in the Gospel of Mark demonstrates that even Jesus had to adjust his opinion of the Gentiles who were considered dogs.
"And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour". (Matthew 15:22-28)
On this see Food for Thought http://www.biblaridion.info/Anthology/food_for_thought.pdf
Jesus certainly extended the Gospel to the Gentiles when he declared that he had other sheep:
"And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd"(John 10:16).
And he declared that he would draw all men (Jew and Gentile) denoting the universality of his sacrifice:
"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me" (John 12:32).
This stresses the human nature of Christ as a litmus test for Christianity contra Gnosticism which views material existence as flawed or evil, Gnostic cosmogony generally presents a distinction between a supreme, hidden God and a malevolent lesser divinity Yahweh of the Old Testament) who is responsible for creating the material universe. Jesus is therefore not material (flesh) which in their view is intrinsically evil. Scripture depicts flesh as weak and fallen and estranged from God. Jesus bore the Yahweh name – Yah saves.
( The spirits here are prophets who proclaim to testify through the spirit the figure of speech is a synecdoche i.e. it stands for teachers who profess what they claim is a divine, inspired message they emphasised personal spiritual knowledge (gnosis) above the orthodox teachings).
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world" (John 4:1).
The quote in Deuteronomy is not a plan to dominate the world but an ethical guide on how to treat strangers. The Hebrew word used here is for foreigners or aliens (nekar) outside the land (usually hostile) not a stranger (ger) dwelling among them.
"Unto a stranger (nekar) thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it" (Deuteronomy 23:20 )
The above quote has to be balanced with this from the same book:
"He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger(ger), in giving him food and raiment. Love ye therefore the stranger (ger): for ye were strangers(ger) in the land of Egypt" (Deuteronomy 10:18-19).
The Israelite had themselves been strangers living in Egypt and were never to forget that lesson. The Palestinians are “strangers” (some would argue the original inhabitants) dwelling amongst them and they are extorted to love the stranger. So, it is selective quoting to go to one passage and refer to it as a plan for world domination of the goy. I do not see any divine instructions for establishing a central bank or the divine imprimatur to rob, steal and cheat. The fact that the Jews would use such a text to justify their wrong doing is just more pilpul. In the eschatological vision of Isaiah foreigners are given a positive relationship (56:3,6) and role (60:10,61:5), when God has reversed the old orders.
Stylometrics on the Hebrew etc a summary of 7th-8th century writings and the book of Proverbs. https://www.biblaridion.info/html/dark.html
Cain as the scapegoat sent away bearing his sins
Zodiac and the tribes: cosmogony
Jacob the cheater and deceiver:Wrestling with God; Jacob as a paradigm for the nation of Israel http://www.biblaridion.info/resources/jacob.pdf
Wickedness in Shinar: The Babylonian Talmud
Witnessing prototypes (Apocalypse) based on Moses and Elijah
The LXX (Septuagint or SEVENTY) Greek version of the OT
Christopher maintains that there was no OT prior to the Greek version and that the Greek version was influenced by Greek philosophy etc. In other words, the Greek version was not a translation it was the first version. Modern scholarship holds that the Septuagint was written from the 3rd through the 1st centuries BC, but nearly all attempts at dating specific books (except for the Pentateuch, early- to mid-3rd century BC) are tentative. The Dead Sea Scrolls have been dated to a range from the third century BC to the first century AD. That means that the oldest scrolls in the collection might have been as old as the Septuagint, which dates to the third century BC. A big, big part of what the Dead Sea Scrolls showed us is that both the LXX and the MT trace back to very old Hebrew sources which must be related at some point in the distant past prior to the composition of the LXX.
The position presented by Christopher is a gross oversimplification of a very complex field. Very skilled scholars can reconstruct from word choice that they are mistranslated from original Hebrew Aramaic sources. It is a misconception to think that scribes were translating from a set canon. Only the Pentateuch was a stabilized text the prophets etc were still in flux and all on different scrolls in different parts of the empire. The next links should give some idea of the complexity that we are dealing with:
The Origin of the LXX