- “But when Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him in public, because he was clearly wrong. Before some men who had been sent by James arrived there, Peter had been eating with the Gentile brothers. But after these men arrived, he drew back and would not eat with the Gentiles, because he was afraid of those who were in favor of circumcising them (in accordance with the Abrahamic Covenant). The other Jewish brothers also started acting like cowards along with Peter, and even Barnabas was swept along by their cowardly action. When I saw that they were not walking a straight path in line with the truth of the gospel (tenet of the New Covenant of Grace), I said to Peter in front of them all, ‘You are a Jew, yet you have been living like a Gentile (because on arrival in Antioch Peter abandoned observance of the ablution rites of the Jews and even the so -called moral laws), not like a Jew. How, then, can you try to force Gentiles to live like Jews?’” Galatians 2: 11-14.
- “Some men came from Judaea to Antioch and started teaching the believers, ‘You cannot be saved unless you are circumcised as the Law of Moses requires.’ Paul and Barnabas got into a fierce argument with them about this, so it was decided that Paul and Barnabas and some of the others in Antioch should go to Jerusalem and to see the apostles and elders about this matter. … The whole group was silent as they heard Barnabas and Paul report all the miracles and wonders that God had performed through them among the Gentiles. When they had finished speaking, James spoke up: ‘Listen to me, my brothers! Simon (Peter) has just explained how God first showed his care for the Gentiles by taking from among them a people (Cornelius who was a captain in the Roman regiment called ‘The Italian Regiment and his family at Caesarea) to belong to him. The words of the prophets agree completely with this. As the scripture says, ‘After this (era of the Old Covenant of Promise) I will return, says the Lord, and restore the kingdom of David, I will rebuild its ruins and make it strong again. And so all the rest of mankind will come to me, all the Gentiles whom I have called to be my own (unlike before when the Gentiles were outside the “Commonwealth of Israel). So says the Lord who made this known long ago.’ ‘It is my opinion (erroneous opinion offered to please his mentors, the Jewish Authorities)’, James went on, ‘that we should not trouble the Gentiles who are turning to God. Instead, we should write a letter telling them (or tie the yoke of the five moral laws on the Gentiles’ necks) not to eat any food that is ritually unclean because it has been offered to idols; to keep themselves from sexual immorality; and not to eat any animal that has been strangled or any blood. For the Law of Moses has been read for a very long time in the synagogues every Sabbath and his words are preached in every town.’” Acts 15: 1-21.
- “To you, Masters of Israel. As I have made a former defense to you, and you have approved the same, I feel in duty bound to communicate to you some facts that have come to my knowledge since that communication. A few days after the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the report of his resurrection from the dead became so common that I found it necessary to investigate it, because the excitement was more intense than before, and my own life as well as that of Pilate was in danger. I sent for Malkus, the captain of the royal city guard, who informed me he knew nothing personally, as he had placed Isham in command of the guard, but from what he could learn from the soldiers the scene was awe-inspiring, and the report was so generally believed that it was useless to deny it. He thought my only chance was to suppress it (as usual) among the soldiers, and have John and Peter banished to Crete, or arrested and imprisoned and if they would not be quiet, to treat them as I had treated Jesus. He said that all the soldiers he had conversed with were convinced that Jesus resurrected by supernatural power and was still living and that he was no human being; for the light and the angels and the dead that came out of their graves all went to prove that something had happened that never occurred on earth before. He said that John and Peter were spreading it all over the country; and that if Jesus would appear at the head of a host, and declare for the king of the Jews, he believed all the Jews would fight for him. I sent for the lieutenant, who gave a lengthy account of the occurrence that morning, all of which I suppose you have learned, and will investigate. From this I am convinced that something transcending the laws of nature took place that morning that cannot be accounted for upon natural laws and I find it is useless to try to get any of the soldiers to deny it; for they are so excited that they cannot be reasoned with. I regret that I had the soldiers placed at the tomb, for the very things that they were to prevent, they have helped to establish. …In this state of conscious dread, I remained investigating the Scriptures to know more about prophesies concerning the man, but found nothing to satisfy my mind. I locked my door and gave the guards orders to let no one in without first giving me notice. While thus engaged, with no one in the room but my wife and Annas, her father, when I lifted up my eyes, behold Jesus of Nazareth stood before me. My breath stopped, my blood ran cold, and I was in the act of falling, when he spoke and said, ‘Be not afraid, it is I. You condemned me that you might go free. This is the work of my Father. Your only wrong is you have a wicked heart; this you must repent of. This last lamb you have slain is the one that was appointed before the foundation; this sacrifice is made for all men. Your other lambs were for those who offered them; this is for all, this is the last; it is for you if you will accept it. I died that you and all mankind might be saved.’ At this he looked at me with such melting tenderness that it seemed to me I was nothing but tears, and my strength was all gone. I fell on my face at his feet as one that was dead. When Annas lifted me up Jesus was gone, and the door still locked. No one could tell when or where he went.
So noble Masters, I do not feel that I can officiate as priest any more. If this strange personage (Jesus Christ) from God, and should prove to be the Savior we have looked for so long, and I have been the means of crucifying him, I have no further offerings to make for sin; but I will wait and see how these things will develop. In addition, if he proves to be the ruler that we are looking for, they will soon develop into something grander in the future. His glory will increase; his influence will spread wider and wider, until the whole earth shall be full of his glory, and all the kingdoms of the world shall be his dominion. Such are the teachings of the prophets on this subject. Therefore, you will appoint Jonathan or someone, to fill the holy place (Office of the High Priest.) We found that, soon after, Jonathan became high priest, though history teaches us differently – Mahan. (Sanhedrin, 89. By Siphri 11, 7)” Report of Caiaphas to the Sanhedrin – Concerning the Resurrection of Jesus (that we found was preserved by the Great prophet Mohammed in a Mosque at Istanbul, Constantinople.)
- Israellobby; now says comment was ‘somewhat undiplomatic’ … says remarks about gentiles being unfit to live in Israel were only ‘theoretical‘. By JTA 0 · Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef on November 3, 2014 (Photo credit: by …” Kindly read the details @ http://www.timesofisrael.com/advertise/ “
For the maximum benefit to the entire humanity, we strongly recommend that everybody should not only read but studied and internalize the above quoted excerpts. It is very clear In excerpt 1 that the same Apostle James who runs and continues to run (through Judaic-Christians) a long battle with Paul and Barnabas that preached and continue to preach the undiluted tenet of the New Covenant of Grace throughout the Gentile world presides over a case he is an accused person! James, the first consecrated Bishop in the Christendom, presides over the first meeting the duo apostles held with the apostles and elders in Jerusalem on the vex teaching that believers cannot be saved unless they are circumcised in accordance with the Law of Moses. Again, you would have read after the ever green Apostle Paul’s evidence, which was corroborated by the great Apostle Peter that the whole group fell into silence. In his subversion of justice spree, the Apostle James declares that Simon Peter explains how God graciously shows his care and mercy on the Gentiles by taking from among them a people and or Cornelius at Caesarea who was a captain in the Roman regiment called ‘The Italian Regiment’ and members of his family to belong to him. He further explains the words of the prophets agree completely with that and went on to quote part of the already fulfilled scripture. The passage he quotes posits after the era of the Old Covenant of Promise also known as the Abrahamic Covenant that the Almighty God would return to Israel to restore the kingdom of David; that God would rebuild its ruins and make it strong again. Fundamentally, James says the Almighty God asserts the rest of the entire humanity will come to him, i.e., the Gentiles whom He had called to be his own (unlike before when the Gentiles were regards as a people without God that were outside “The Commonwealth of Israel).”
THE CHRISTENDOM AND MORAL LAWS
Like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ heaped woes upon woes on the Scribes and Pharisees, the teachers of the Law (Matthew 23: 13-28) for being hypocrites, we are quite definite if the Christ were to appear before the Apostle James, he would rain the same woes on him. You want to know what convinces us that James would have earned himself woes. Then, hear him out, “Whoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking them all. For the same one who said, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ also said, ‘Do not commit murder.’ Even if you do not commit adultery, you have become a law-breaker if you commit murder. Speak and act as people who will be judged by the law that sets us free. For God will not show mercy when he judges the person who has not been merciful; but mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2: 10-13.
However, in spite of James’ perfect interpretation of the Law, he hypocritically declares his erroneous opinion at the said meeting so as to please his mentors, the then Jewish Authorities. That is how James fosters the so-called moral laws on the entire Christendom in the guise that the “Law of Moses has been read for a very long time in the synagogues every Sabbath and his words are preached in every town.” It is that judgment in error that was formally legalized in the enactment of the Muratorian Fragment by the Emperor-in-Council with the active collaboration of the Papacy-cum-Jewish Authorities in 800 AD that births the present document known as the Holy Bible.
As it is now well known, one of our working data quoting a Rabbi that quotes the same passage the Apostle James relied upon, writes, “According to Jewish law, gentiles should not live in the Land of Israel,” Yosef said Saturday in a sermon. “If a gentile does not agree to take on the seven Noahide Laws, we should send him to Saudi Arabia. When the true and complete redemption arrives, that is what we will do.” The only reason non-Jews were still allowed to live in the Jewish state was the fact that the Messiah had yet to arrive, he said. “If our hand were firm, if we had the power to rule, that’s what we should do. But the thing is, our hand is not firm, and we are waiting for the Messiah,” he added. Yosef added that gentiles who do agree to take on the Noahide Laws — a basic moral code that includes prohibitions on denying the existence of God, blasphemy, murder, illicit sexual relations, theft, and eating from a live animal, as well as a requirement to instate a legal system — will be allowed to remain in the land and fulfill roles reserved for gentiles in the service of Jews. Like his late father, the legendary Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Yitzhak Yosef has sparked controversy with his statements. Two weeks ago he said Israelis should kill life-threatening knife-wielding terrorists without fear of the law.” A Report coiled out from THE TIMES OF ISRAEL.
In the circumstance, is it not an irony of faith that the Judaic-Christians are using the document, which fuses together some of the practices of Judaism Religion and Roman idolatrous Traditional Religion into the Christianity that is supposed to be The Way of Life? It becomes more worrisome when one realizes that the three belief system is three parallel lines that shall never meet! Also, it is an open secret that the Jewish Authorities rejected the Lord Jesus Christ as the Messiah and to that extent the Christianity. Therefore, if one may ask, at what point did the then Roman Empire finds the three beliefs system congruous that made her to amalgamate them? Will anybody be surprised after an unholy alliance for about 2016 years that TIMES OF ISRAEL reported a statement that she credited to Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef thus, “The only reason non-Jews (Christians inclusive) were still allowed to live in the Jewish state was the fact that the Messiah had yet to arrive, he said. “If our hand were firm, if we had the power to rule, that’s what we should do. But the thing is, our hand is not firm, and we are waiting for the Messiah,”
Again and most unfortunately, the Christendom that had before now operates with the principle of “Moral laws” as fostered on her by James has been thrown into a state of dilemma by the statement credited to the Rabbi by THE TIMES OF ISRAEL. The dilemma is simply as follows, “Israel lobby; now says comment was ‘somewhat undiplomatic’ … says remarks about gentiles being unfit to live in Israel were only ‘theoretical‘.”
However, before now, the Apostle James led Council of Apostles and elder had agreed that all the sacrificial laws are abolished while the moral laws are still in vogue. But now, a highly respected Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef debunks the claim and states the moral laws are only theoretical! Therefore, one is tempted to ask whether the moral laws have any spiritual or eternal value for the Christians in particular and the entire humanity at large. If yes, will it not be tantamount to saying the supreme sacrifice the Christ paid on the CROSS OF CALVARY with his precious blood is not enough to save or redeem the humanity? Will not be tantamount to declaring that the Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God who made all born-again Christians joint-heirs with him and to that extent sons and daughters of Abraham-cum-God died in vain? In our candid opinion, we categorically state it will! Therefore, since the moral laws, as opined by a Jewish Rabbi, are theoretical and to that extent, void and of no effect, we strongly recommend that they should be discarded forthwith, as the Apostle Paul the Great preaches and thought all adherers of the undiluted tenet of the New Covenant of Grace!
Please read the recommendations we made on this sore issue in one of our books with the title, The GODHEAD & Humanity (Total Freedom from Spiritual Enslavement) Vol. 1, which is available @ amazon.com and or the E Book Version @ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BU4A9BE
A brief highlight of our recommendations posit,
The High Priest Caiaphas Resigns His Appointment: Having had the most unusual encounter with the risen Son of God and having been convinced beyond all reasonable doubt that the Jewish race had made a very costly mistake of judgment of error in condemning the Lord Jesus Christ to death the High Priest honorably resigned his appointment. That is a rare courage we recommend all leaders, especially the hierarchy of the Jewish authorities should always exercise to redress or atone for any mistake (s) they had made. As the narration goes, “So noble Masters, I do not feel that I can officiate as priest any more. If this strange personage (Jesus Christ) from God, and should prove to be the Savior we have looked for so long, and I have been the means of crucifying him, I have no further offerings to make for sin; but I will wait and see how these things will develop. In addition, if he proves to be the ruler that we are looking for, they will soon develop into something grander in the future. His glory will increase; his influence will spread wider and wider, until the whole earth shall be full of his glory, and all the kingdoms of the world shall be his dominion. Such are the teachings of the prophets on this subject.
The Appointment of Jonathan as the High Priests: At the resignation of the High Priest and instead of the complete gentleman’s gesture of the High Priest to spoon his colleagues, we mean, members of the Sanhedrin into remorse and repentance for what they had done to the Lord Jesus Christ, they unfortunately decided to have an obstinacy drive by appointing a new High Priest. Therefore, to remedy the very ugly situation, we passionately appeal to the entire Jewish race to urgently heed the admonition of the Christ who laments, “Jerusalem. Jerusalem! You kill the prophets and stone the messengers God has sent you! How many times have I wanted to put my arms round all your people, just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not let me! And so your Temple will be abandoned and empty. From now on, I tell you, you will never see me again until you say, ‘God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord.’” (Emphasis ours) Matthew 24: 37 – 39.”
HOW TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE CHRISTENDOM
In light of the foregoing and if we may ask, what is the way forward for the Christendom and indeed the entire universe? Accordingly, the way forward Cross of Calvary Foundation – CCFN Inc strongly recommends is embedded in the Good News Bible in her Introduction to Paul’s Letter to the Galatians that simply reads,
“As the good news (tenet of the New Covenant of Grace as against the Old Covenant of Promise) about Jesus began to be preached and welcomed among people who were not Jews, the question arose as to whether a person must obey the Law of Moses (as demanded by James) in order to be a true Christian. Paul had argued that this was not necessary – that in fact, the only sound basis for life in Christ was faith, by which all are put right with God. But among the churches of Galatia, a Roman province in Asia Minor, there had come people (sponsored by the Apostle James) who opposed Paul and claimed that one must also observe the Law of Moses in order to be right with God. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians was written in order to bring back to true faith (as against adulterated version of the New Covenant of Grace being preached in Jerusalem) and practice those people who were being misled by this false teaching. …”
The Great man of God substantiates his claim with what the Good News Bible christens, Preserve Your Freedom, thus: “Freedom is what we have – Christ as set us free! Stand, then, as free people, and do not allow yourselves to become slaves (to the Abrahamic Old Covenant of Promise and the Law of Moses) again. Listen! I, Paul, tell you that if you allow yourselves to be circumcised, it means that Christ is of no use to you at all! Once more I warn any man who allows himself to be circumcised that he is obliged to obey the whole Law. Those of you who try to be put right with God by obeying the Law have cut yourselves off from Christ. You are outside God’s grace (i.e., New Covenant of Grace.) Galatians 5: 1-4. That is the greatest dilemma confronting both the Judaic Practitioners and Judaic-Christians the world over.
For those practicing Judaism Religion, please note that the esteemed Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has told the whole world that the “moral laws” are “theoretical” and to that extend have no binding force on the adherers. But you will recall, the Apostle James earlier asserts even if one does not commit adultery that such a one becomes a law-breaker if he or she commits murder. That is because if one keeps ninety-nine and half percent and breaks a half percent of the Law, such a one has become a law-breaker! Also, for the Judaic-Christians in the Christendom, i.e., those mixing Judaism practices with Christianity, the Great Apostle Paul says that if they allow themselves to be circumcised, it means Christ is of no use to them at all. That those who try to be saved by obeying the Law have cut themselves off from the Christ and they are outside God’s grace, which is the tenet of the New Covenant of Grace.
In conclusion, Cross of Calvary Foundation – CCFN Inc wishes to state no matter the pedigree of a believer in the Christendom that if our Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah and or Son of God were to suddenly appear to meet the same scenario that made him to weep and heap woe upon woes on the Scribes and Pharisees the teachers of the Law who tenaciously hold tight to the tenet of the Abrahamic Covenant also known as the Old Covenant of Promise and the Law of Moses and its attendant Ordinances, which he had already fulfilled that he would weep and condemn you, too! So, let us all, we mean, the entire humanity be warned because a word is enough for the wise. Thank you and God bless.
Yours-in-the-Vine-Yard of the Lord
Paul Omo Umane