Skip to comments.Pharisees are Alive and Well...Noahide movement 5
Posted on 10/11/2020 7:59:49 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles
The Word Pharisee has been very much overused in our church culture.
These days, anyone who calls on Christians to take devotion, and Obedience to God seriously is labeled a Pharisee, and dismissed out of hand in this antinomian age. So also are those who call upon the church to exercise due discernment in this age of false prophets and other religious charlatans. Furthermore those who do not fall in lock step with the abominable unconditional security teaching are also called Pharisees.
Most people who throw this name out have no idea what the real Pharisees represent, they just call any theological opponent Pharisee as a way to dismiss criticism. To any Christian, being called a Pharisee would be an insult.
The Pharisees in the gospels, were at one time the back to the Bible movement of their day. They tried to maintain the only true faith against the Hellenism (Greek humanistic culture) which sought to impose its pagan values on the whole world.
At a time when the High Priest of Israel took on a Greek name and a Pagan Gymnasium was established in Jerusalem, and untold thousands of Jews were defecting from the faith, the Pharisees took on the task of preserving the observance of the Torah. I believe God used them mightily in the intertestamental period.
But by the time of the coming of Jesus, the Pharisees had developed a system of rigid external observance of the Torah, and would resist Jesus and his disciples. Ironically the Pharisees were closer theologically to Jesus than the Sadducees, Essenes or any other Jewish sect. Many of the first disciples of John the baptist were Pharisees, as were many of the first Christians.
The destruction of the Temple in 70 AD created a crisis in Judaism, how to practice the faith without a Temple or Priesthood. A council in which the Pharisaic school in great part attempted to resolve. Pharisaic leaders such as Rabbi Akiva and Johannan Ben Zakkaiestablished a new religious center for Judaism in Jamnia and redefined Judaism completely.
From an Israel Biblical Studies article,
According to Rabbinic sources, when the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed by Titus in 70 AD, Yochanan ben Zakkai (a leading Pharisaic proto-rabbinic leader who opposed the Saddusaic leadership) established a center of learning in Jamnia. This attracted proto-rabbinic scholars to this area. After the Temples destruction, Jamnia gradually became a new spiritual center in Israel. Israels legislative body (the Great Beit Din later referred to as the Sanhedrin) relocated to Jamnia (Babylonian Talmud, Rosh Hashanah 31a). Other names often associated with Jamnia are Gamliel II, the leader of Bet Din and Akiva ben Joseph, a charismatic leader from the days of Bar Kochba Revolt.
The relevance of this is that this redefinition of Judaism along Pharisaic lines, has continued in direct continuity to this day, and is currently launching an effective attack on Christian claims about scripture, the Deity of Christ, his sacrifice , the need for blood atonement, etc. the Noahide deception is part of the fruit of this virulent assault by neo-Pharisees.
One of the most notable of the neo Pharisees is a Rabbi named Tovia Singer. He is a winsome, adept communicator who is launching a direct assault on loot ever tenet of the Christian faith. He is open about being a Parushim, (Hebrew for Pharisee). He is right, there is a direct line from the councils of Jamnia , to the Hasidic and Orthodox, rabbinic Judaism of today. It is not an insult to Rabbi Singer to be called a Pharisee.
Singer considers himself zealous for the Torah, a defender of the faith against the corruption of Christian theology. He reminds me of Saul of Tarsus ,(May God grant him the same end). Most importantly he is getting to people. The internet now has numerous testimonies of former Gospel preachers who have been talked into renouncing Jesus, repudiating the ministry , and denying blood atonement, etc, in part due to Pharisees such as Singer.
I was going to give a rebuttal to one of Rabbi Singers popular antiChristian Argument, (That the Psalms do not say, They Pierced my Hands and My Feet, which is one of the Christian arguments for the prophecies predicting Messiah would be crucified. This is what Singer and the other neo-Pharisees do, they attack every Christian understanding of fulfilled prophecy concerning the Messiah.
However I have found a beautiful rebuttal by a fellow Christian Pastor who is also concerned about this, so I will give you the link. I feel I need to show you what many are up against, and how others are defending our faith in the face of so many defections.
This brother is named RL Solberg, and He has written a book about this subject, (Which I plan to order, called Torahism. Here is the Link to his rebuttal of Singers argument,
Did Christians change Psalm 22?
The Catholic church is full blown Pharisee as we speak, so this article is meh?
Good write up! I enjoyed the video, as well.
Keep up the good work.
Perushim (pharrisees) means “separated ones.” It identified the Torah-observant Jews of the age, as opposed to the unfaithful or assimilators. Correct.
I encourage all of your flock to check out and refute, and bring your pastors, priests, and elders to refute Rabbi Singer at:
Or another great site to sharpen your understanding:
Here's a great example, a map and a name!
Take Corpus Christi [קורפוס כריסטי], which is 761, the last three words of the Torah -- "In the eyes of all Israel".
"Esther Hamalcha" (who is certainly revelant for Psalm 22, the Lone Star State, and that 761 is 167 in reverse)
"hasefirot" (which *is* the likeness of a man)
"was a likeness like the appearance of a man" (Eze 1.26)
"great is teshuvah",
But yeah, just looks like a list of convenient associations - bogus and manipulated to most eyes which then proceed to roll.
That's the great thing about checking out a map of Corpus Christi -- perhaps someone in the highway numbering hierarchy worked an inside scheme to make the "vertical" beam of the cross as highway 358 (with 44 - blood, dam - streaming out from it), but the "Crosstown Expressway" - the "horizontal" beam across 358 - is highway 286.
How were those number people going to know what they couldn't know?
It's all orchestrated. Hidden IDs, like Esther the Queen. Not enough popcorn.
Corpus Christi, in the eyes of y'all. ;)
I wonder if Corpus Christi is the same gematria as Pensacola. ;)
Just read 2 Corinthians 11: 13-15.
Smooth talking agents of the devil either knowingly or unknowingly promoting the cause of the evil one.
Its not so smooth, you just need to know how to read Hebrew. You know, the actual language of the Bible. Check out the links. Show your pastor or priest. You will surely prove the smooth-talkung rabbis wrong:
I’m not sure if “many” of the new Christians were Pharisees. Christ had some very dire warnings for the Pharisees and I can only recall two Pharisees in scriptures who became Christians, Nicodeamus and Paul.
I will give this one exception, the Pharisees were legalists and some of these legalists may have been the very people who were advocating the Gentiles needed to be circumcised and follow the law of Moses. This was heresy to the early Christians who understood that you can’t pour new wine into old wineskins. The old system needed to be done away with.
And then we have these invitations:
Is Jesus the Messiah? Michael Brown vs Rabbi Tovia Singer This debate took place in 1992. Tovia and Michael also debated in 1991, but Tovia [allegedly?] made Michael promise to never release the recordings to the public.
Dr. Brown Responds to Rabbi Tovia Singer. Dr. Brown responds to the false claims of Rabbi Tovia Singer and sets the record straight about their 1992 debate.
Maybe Coca Cola?
I do not see this article even inferring that. However, since distinctive Catholic teachings are not manifest in the only wholly inspired substantive authoritative record of what the NT church believed (which is Scripture, in particular Acts through Revelation, which best shows how the NT church understood the gospels), then there is similarity. That of "teaching for doctrines the commandments [and traditions]of men." (Mark 7:7)
Ahhh, the savior debate for Brown fans. That’s why debates don’t make or break a candidacy.
And why other rabbis have taken tome to debate.
Everybody's in there somewhere -- gotta turn it over and over! :)
"Think outside the box" isn't a tired cliche when the phrase itself is viewed from a creative perspective. Which is to say, be *there* (outside the box) or be square, because
49 = 72
The Addition of the Kollel
Sometimes, in finding the numerical equivalent of a word, we increase the total by one. Rav Y.A. Chaver in Pitchei Sh'arim explains that in such cases the root of the word is still attached to the upper worlds, and therefore dependent upon them. When we add the kollel (=1), we thereby note the word's unique connection and dependence Above.
Building Blocks of the Soul, pg. 299
Of the fifty gates of understanding, there are only forty-nine gates that a human being can attain, as the sages teach us, Fifty gates of understanding were created in the world and all of them were transmitted to Moses except one, as it says, He lacked a little from God. Referring to the fiftieth gate of understanding, God told Moses, You cannot see My face, for no human can see Me and live. The forty-nine gates that reveal Gods control over the world manifest in our knowledge of God through our human intellect. However, intellectual knowledge of God is referred to as knowing God from His back, as Moses was told, You shall see My back. But, the fiftieth gate of understanding, knowing God from His face, of which it says, My face will not be seen, is above all the powers of our intellect. Knowing Gods face is an innermost knowledge that derives from ones vital essence.
See, you've got to have fun and live a little!
Hometown: "Pun"iel, where Israel was born after tossing and turning all night.
There's *always* a song, because God Bless America!
The Key (mafte'ach, clef) of "Sol" (G):
The space between the lines is called beinah [בינה]. And don't forget the classic mnemonic for the lines: Every Good Boy Does Fine.
Always an excellent adventure awaits along the sunny side because the very process of looking for something good generates light. The *high* way IS the way of the Patriarchs, the "GO" road that goes up just on basic principle.
Ever notice there's no "good" mentioned in the second day of Creation? Yet that's when heaven was called by name. Well the Third Day got two goods, first WRT to expanse in the midst of the waters, which itself puns off of shamayim (she'mayim).
What's in a name, shamayim שמים? Me (מי - 50 - who?) inside a name (shem, שם). Maria covered it with her famous solfege song:
Me (מי) a name (שם) I call myself
Fa (!פה)... a long long way to go.
No kidding, which goes a long way in explaining why people would rather default to some cardboard cut-out programming, in which there is never a shortage of bureaucratic administrators to keep the folks inside and coloring inside the lines. A regular cottage industry of box-manufacturing. Lots of boxes to choose from, for people who live in boxes.
Heaven is everyone's ideal eternal gathering place home -- gotta make it a good one.
Joseph was good -- he sat in jail observing and interacting with the prisoners - he learned therefore who was a whiner victim versus who thought on his mistakes, as such what % of the prisoners deserved to be there (thereby assessing Pharaoh's judgment), on and on. Gave him the INTEL on what Pharaoh would do with the dream interpretation (Pharaoh ran with it, obviously not having a big ego, happy for the detailed Can-Do constructive info even it is came from some guy just Yanked out of the dungeon).
DOE - a deer, a female deer, ray - a drop of golden sun...
Starts off with Esther DO-ing what it takes to save her people.
It's even literal at the very beginning. Go figure?
Lots more on the grand staff, the 2 connected staffs of 5 lines each.. with all the possibilities it's like Aaron's rod that budded. Levites are supposed to be in charge of the levity. Where is there any time or interest in fixating on the negative?
"The earliest remaining writings regarding levers date from the 3rd century BCE and were provided by Archimedes. He stated, 'Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.'"
I wonder if he ever passed that tip off to Atlas, the famous map man who had the weight of the world on his shoulders all the time? A little leverage goes a long way.
Here's a thought experiment: hand out magnifying glasses and set everyone loose to find what they serve to find in every crack and crevice. See what they come back with, what discoveries excite them. Show and tell. In some cases, better to find absolutely nothing.
Sorry for any typos. At some point the proofreading causes my eyes to glaze over. :)
If Christ gave his warnings to Pharisees it would follow that many of them would repent ...
Along with the Scribes there were actually the legitimate magisterial descendants of those who sat in the seat of Moses, to whom the Lord enjoined conditional obedience, (Mt. 18:2) as is the case with civil authorities. (Rm. 13:-17). But which authority did not mean or require the novel and unScriptural premise of ensured perpetual magisterial infallibility.
Since your posts are incoherent anyways, thats not a surprise.
You are rarely on topic and ramble a lot.
Quote’Singer considers himself zealous for the Torah, a defender of the faith against the corruption of Christian theology. He reminds me of Saul of Tarsus ,(May God grant him the same end).’
Saul, a Pharisee, called Christ the Passover Lamb.
He mentioned Unleavened Bread and First Fruits.
He did that because those are three days in Torah. 3 days in a row that actually shows Torah became Flesh.
The problem appears that Saul got eyes to see that. And taught that.
One could ask then, if Saul/Paul could see Passover and Good Friday on different days today, or even in different months, would he too see a little corruption of what he called the ‘first importance of the gospel’?
Thank you for your blessing. I got a post and reply mixed up in the meantime. I suspect it was part of a real-time blessing.
Pharisees, scribes, and assorted experts of Jesus' day... nothing got by those folks. They even had their sure proof that not only was Jesus violating the Sabbath, he was making himself equal with God.
Kind of like Orange Man bad.
Oh well, David Seeds are an American Original found in the snack aisle, because people claiming to speak for God have shut down the traditional communication routes.
The employees simply putting food on the shelves are just doing their work, earning an honest paycheck day-to-day.
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