Why Jews are God’s chosen?

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Galatians 3:28. . .”In Christ, there is no difference between Jew or Greek, slave nor free, male and female, you are all the same in Christ Jesus.” New Century Version

I may have made myself a heretic the last decade or so when I started questioning Christianity. As a freethinker and intellectual, I can’t just accept things on blind faith. Nor do I think God expects me to since He gave me a brain. While I believe proof of God does depend more on faith, there are things in the natural world that point a Creator.

Why did God choose the Jews?

All the world religions trace back to either Judaism or Hinduism. Modern new age philosophy has its roots in the latter, while the moral standards that society has come to embrace have its roots in the former. The pagan world has no moral absolutes, which is why they embrace relative morality; i.e., “if it feels good do it.”

I read the Bible because much wisdom of the world comes from the Old Testament. I can tell this by studying Deism or Stoicism. I begin to ask myself why God would choose the Jews. I saw a comment on Quora from a Jewish person that said there wasn’t anything special about the Jews; God merely chose the Jews because they chose Him. How did they choose the Lord? By embracing Torah, or God’s divine instruction.

Who were the Jews?

So, who exactly are the Jewish people that God chose? They are the ancient Hebrews; the direct descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. There are only fourteen million Jews today and most, if not all have been converts over the last few centuries. There may be a few who are directly descended to the father of their faith.

While you have to physically convert to become Jewish, you can be become spiritually Jewish by embracing Torah. This is why the early Church was a Jewish sect, before Constantine took over the Roman Empire and made Christianity the state religion, making the religion more of an empire that is currently in decline today.

The Early Church

The first followers still embraced Torah and practiced the Jewish faith. Over time Christianity got further away from the truth and eventually embraced more of a prosperity gospel and other dogmatic teaching which is contributing to its decline even today. This is why Islam was created, because Jews and Christians both went their own way, and so did Islam when it got caught up in its own dogmatic teaching. The world religions still fight over this even today.

In the last century, Jewish philosophy is making a comeback through Kabbalah and the nation of Israel. I have to admit, after studying these through sites like My Jewish Learning and Chabad, Judaism is way more interesting, and deep than Christianity. The Sufi sect of Islam is just as deep, with its poets like Rumi and Osho.

In closing, it doesn’t matter which outer religion you follow. It is all about a relationship with the Creator. The Bible says Torah is written on our hearts. It is all about being led by the Spirit, which will be reflected by a deeper understanding of Torah. Following Christ is all about following God’s commandments. God already knows you can’t keep all the Laws. It is about your heart’s attitude toward Him. The Christ is the manifestation of Torah. The more people embrace Torah, moore light gets released into a dark world.

The Preterist Reformation

As Christianity declines in western culture and the United States in general, many who still defend the church think it’s time for a another Reformation. The Protestant Reformation exposed the churches lies with regards to selling indulgences and the office of the Pope. The latter was technically an abomination with calling the supreme pontiff the “holy father.”

Also the Catholic Church was known for keeping the public from reading the actual biblical texts, so no one could think for themselves. Of course, even in Protestant world many people who attend church still don’t read the actual text; they just rely on whatever their preacher tells them.

So what would the next reformation be? It’s been 2000 years and many are starting to wonder about this whole Jesus coming back thing. I know for me, I started reading the book of Revelations about 20 times in one years back in 2013.

Here are some of the things that led me to the conviction that Preterism was true:

  • Read the Bible with a first century mindset; how the text in the first part of Revelation said “these things which must shortly come to pass.” Of course God’s timing is different than man’s but no one in the Old Testament ever waited several thousand years for a promise. Also the word for second coming, aka parousia, referred to judgement on Jerusalem which could have easily been AD 70, if the book turns out to be written during the 60’s and not towards the end of the century like the established church proposes.
  • Ask yourself “what if these events already happened?” I asked myself this multiple times and that’s when it slowly dawned on me.
  • Read historical accounts outside of the Bible and find out about a war between the Romans and the Jews that took place from AD 66-73; note the fall of the temple took place at the midpoint. It turns out the Left Behind series was accurate, though it was basically historical fiction.

If you think Christianity will become more popular when the lies get exposed, think again. It was the lies that held it together; the biggest one being the hellfire and brimstone which was taken right out of Dante’s Inferno. It was the lies that held it together this long. But if it hadn’t been for the lies, we never would have heard the truth, for those that can see through it.

What does this mean for the nation of Israel?

I am still researching about Turkish-Mongolian settlers that raided the ancient hebrews thousands of years ago and borrowed the ancient texts which was subsequently used to build a false religion of Judaism around. This religion later was taken over by Christianity when it became the state religion of the Roman Empire. Islam would have never started if it hadn’t been for the corruption of the first two.

So what is this so-called Israel today? Mostly just a historical site. Jewry is more of an ethnic group. The Zionists are a political movement, mostly European atheists from what I read, who are using bad theology to rule the world from Israel.

The Catholic Church

The nation of Israel exists along with the Catholic Church to preserve the religious texts which point to the one true God. The ancient Jews, people of Judea, were chosen to reveal the one true God through the Christ. The current state of Israel exists to preserve the Torah which even the prophetic writings say is written on man’s hearts, and even Jews say one can practice their religion anywhere; the law boils down to simply loving God and loving one’s neighbor.

The Catholic Church simply means “universal church’. While the Judeo-Christian faith is the basis for truth, the one true God can be found anywhere.

The Future

Sadly, in another 2000 years there will still be people who are still waiting for the soon return of Jesus Christ. I wouldn’t doubt if there was another group waiting for the soon return of Donald Trump along with it. American Evangelicals seem to only support the nation of Israel so they can kick the Jews out of the United States and make Christianity the state religion of the U.S.

A comment on Quora under the topic of Preterism said that if this was all true, that would make true Christians just another form of Deism. Much of the Quakers profess to be Deists. It simply favors rationality of blind faith and doesn’t really believe in an overly personal God. Just because God is sovereign doesn’t negate your freewill, which most people don’t really believe in anyway.

The best argument as to whether we have freewill is to compare our relationship with God to a marriage, just like the Bible does. Who chooses who? Both choose each other. I am sure many hyper Calvinistic types will still twist this. And even atheists say that if a God exists then man doesn’t have freewill. My only conclusion is that giving man freewill was a sacrifice on God’s part because He didn’t want machines.

How the law sets us free

It is safe to say that no one likes laws. That is unless you are getting paid to make them. In some strange way laws keep us free. Although they can feel restrictive when you realize there an estimated 20,000 laws in society. The result being nearly everything we do is illegal.

But rather than live in fear just note that despite all the laws, we have very little chance of being caught for anything. This is mostly because most of the laws are unenforceable, or most police officers aren’t even willing or interested in enforcing most of the laws.

When it’s all said and done it all boils down to the golden rule. As long as we treat others the way we want to be treated and don’t hurt anyone we will be okay. After all the only laws that are really enforced are the ones that hurt someone else; stealing or killing.

What about divine law and the legalist that counted all 613 of them? The purpose of the law is to show God’s moral attributes which are meant to humble us before Him. The message of the New Testament is that we are not under the law of God if we are led by the Spirit.

Jesus taught that those who love God (or have a reverence for the Divine) keep the whole of the law. If we keep the law God will bless us, as long as we don’t do it legalistically and judge others.

Nectar of the gods

It has been a long held debate on whether there is one God or many. The Abrahamic faiths hold to the fact that there is only one. This is why people have problems with the Trinity. Hinduism is believed to be polytheistic, though I read a piece by Deepak Chopra on Huffington Post where he said that Hindus believe in one God but they acknowledge all the false gods as well.

There are many gods in the world. Most of them are antichrist and don’t lead to the one true God which is reflected in those who walk in the Light and follow the Way. There are 7 billion people in the world and each person basically has their own unique perception of God. Atheists don’t necessarily disbelieve in God, they just reject the authority of the established church.

I wouldn’t be surprised if more atheists had faith in the Creator than people who sit in church pews. There are many atheists who follow Jesus. Since only the Divine knows the heart, we cannot judge who God has mercy on and “saves”. God is bigger than any religion.

People usually do their own thing and they always create a god that justified this. People have high standards, so they create a God with high standards, thus the need for a sacrifice. Jesus may have sacrificed His life but it was more voluntary than a substitutionary atonement.

True wisdom comes from a reverence for the Divine. It doesn’t matter than name, especially since names evolve over time and get corrupted. The Bible is a collection of ancient writings from centuries ago. Back then different groups were borrowing from each other; i.e, hebrews, hindus, egyptians, etc. We would have never heard of the ancient hebrew writings if some group called the Turkish Mongolians hadn’t invaded these lands and confiscated their scriptures and build a religion around them; first Judaism and then Christianity which was stolen from Judaism and turned Jesus into a god.

Jesus said only God was good. He didn’t claim to be God. But He lived in such close union with the Divine, being the chosen messenger for the ancient Hebrews that he led an exemplary life. No one is able to follow the law of God so perfectly so the next best thing is just make them a god and worship them; after they kill them and all the other prophets .

We are the second coming we have been waiting for

The most mind blowing experience you will ever have is realizing that everything you have spent most of your life waiting for has already come to pass.

The established church teaches from a literal perspective on the second coming. The real good news is Jesus isn’t coming back; because his body is still here. It isn’t bound by any established man made religion.

The true church may always be a minority but God can do a lot with a little. In that case, living on an overpopulated planet may be a good thing.