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Thursday, May 19, 2016

What the New Testament Doesn't Say

There are a few phrases that are not found in the New Testament.  They include: thus says the L-rd; G-d said; the word of the L-rd came to ...  These phrases are not found anywhere in the New Testament for a very good reason.  It is not from HaShem.  There is no true prophecy in any of those books.  The books of the prophets are alluded to in many places by the New Testament writers. Most are misquotes, some are not quotes from the prophets at all, the rest are just wrong.

Prophecy is a peculiar and often misunderstood thing.  Most people think it is something like fortune-telling, that it is a way of telling the future.  We know that during the time of the Bible, there were many prophets.  King David had Nathan the Prophet who would come to him and tell him what G-d had said.  Such was the job of the prophet, to relay what G-d had said regarding something that had happened, was happening, or was/is going to happen.  Out of the thousands of prophets who lived, only a few left any documentation as to what HaShem said to them.  The last of the prophets was Malachi, thought by many to have actually been Ezra the Scribe.  After the time of the Book of Malachi, there was no more prophecy in the world.  The reason so many prophets were left out of the Bible is because what they had to say didn't pertain to us.  It wasn't necessarily about the future.    

The Bible instructs us how to identify a false prophet.  Deuteronomy 13 gives plain, easy to follow instructions.  Take a moment and read the text for yourself.  Know that it is not giving you permission to stone anyone.  The death penalty can only be imposed by the Sanhedrin, that is the central rabbinical supreme court of ancient Israel, composed of 71 sages.  There are many signs and wonders outlined in the New Testament.  But the central theme is that of doing away with the Law of Moses and following the teachings of Paul.  This is in direct violation of Deuteronomy 13.  The last verse sums it up. 19 For you shall hearken to the voice of the Lord your God, to keep all His commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is proper in the eyes of the Lord, your God.  Does this really sound like the words of Paul?   If Paul agreed with this scripture, there would be Christians all over the world keeping kosher and observing the Sabbath.  Obviously, Paul wanted something different for his church.  

We know from church history that the gospel writers are unknown.  The names were assigned many years later.  Searching the Catholic Church's online encyclopedia proves this. (I do not link to their site because their policies don't allow it).  We know from reading the gospels that they are not attributed in any way to being divinely inspired.  They are riddled with inconsistencies from one to the other.  These are not prophetic works.  That is to say, they are not the word of G-d.  In fact, G-d is barely mentioned in the New Testament, other than to say that He sent Jesus.  Isaiah 42: 6-10 tell us that HaShem will not share is glory with another.  The church would have you believe He shares His glory with both Jesus and the holy spirit.  That is a complete contradiction.  6 I am the Lord; I called you with righteousness and I will strengthen your hand; and I formed you, and I made you for a people's covenant, for a light to nations. 7 To open blind eyes, to bring prisoners out of a dungeon, those who sit in darkness out of a prison. 8 I am the Lord, that is My Name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to the graven images. 9 The former things, behold they have come to pass, and the new things I tell; before they sprout I will let you hear. 10 Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise from the end of the earth, those who go down to the sea and those therein, the islands and their inhabitants.  Notice verse 9.  "the new things I tell; before they sprout I will let you hear."  If the New Testament was actually from HaShem, He would let us hear about it.  How does HaShem let us hear?  Through prophecy.  This never happened.  

Isaiah 42 poses a huge problem for the church.  There are only two ways to interpret this problem. Either Isaiah is lying or the church is lying.  If we say that Isaiah is lying, then everything else in the Book of Isaiah is suspect.  Since the church uses Isaiah to justify itself, if he is lying, the church ceases to exist.  If we say that the church is lying, then everything else it says is suspect.  To rectify this question we will look at Isaiah 1.  In the beginning of the book, he identifies himself as well as his father and the reigns of the kings during which he prophesied.  This lends credence to what he is saying.  The gospel writers don't do this. We have no idea who is writing or even when.  All we have is what the church tells us.  So without knowing the authors, all four gospels become suspect. They have no validity.  Their authors won't even put their own names to what they are writing.  

Paul, on the other hand, has no problem identifying himself in his books.  Have you ever wondered why the church does what Paul says and not what the gospels say?  According to the gospels, Jesus said to follow the Law of Moses and to do everything the Pharisees say.  Paul says the Law of Moses can't be followed and it seems, means very little to him in his teachings.  The Christian church is essentially the church of Paul and not the church of Jesus.  The teachings of Jesus in the gospels mean absolutely nothing to Paul or the church.   I will prove it to you.  If you are still a Christian and part of a church, go to your pastor or a teacher, or an elder and ask them this question.  "Why don't we follow the Law of Moses as Jesus instructs us in Matthew 5:17-19?"  See if they don't refer you to something Paul said.  This is one of the issues I had with the church.  The church claims that Jesus died for us.  Doesn't it stand to reason that they should be following his teachings?

If you are a Christian I urge you to ask that question.  If you are not  Christian but know someone who is, please get them this information.  There is truth to be found in the Holy Scriptures, the Tanakh.  The inconsistent ramblings of the gospel writers combined with inconsistent ramblings of Paul can never contain truth.  They contradict each other.  You know there is no truth in contradictions.    

Copyright 2016 by:
William Bouker