Sunday, April 6, 2014

Defense Of 1539-1540 Hidden Tetrad: Admist 490 Year Judgment Timeframes

My thesis is God, the Designer, created patterns for us to verify and observe regarding the Messiah's return. Daniel 9:24-27 warns us of 490 year timeframes, but so does Lamech (Gen 4:22) and Jesus too (Matt. 18:21-22). Thus, there should be 490 year patterns since 70 CE, with relevant history associated with the dates.
Upon further study of the eras related to 70 CE, 560 CE, 1540 CE, and 2030 CE; it would seem that each era veers further from the original Jewish roots of our faith. Each era is punctuated by an effort to exterminate all things Jewish. What remains is blond, blue-eyed Surfer Jesus that is our buddy because Christians get grace, and the Jews get Hell. Nothing could be fuehrer (intended) from the truth.  

By 70 CE, the Temple and Jerusalem are destroyed, the Jews are murdered or expelled from the Holy Land, and the first schism occurred: Messianic Judaism was annihilated by Romans and Gentile Christians.

Early in the first century, most archaeologists’ have found that there were three churches present across Asia and Europe. The Jewish Synagogue, the Messianic Synagogue, and the Christian Church all have buildings coexisting peacefully nearby in most regions, especially in Turkey (the seven churches cited by John in Revelation). When the Roman [Christian] Church became more powerful, it systematically bullied the Jews, and destroyed the Messianic Churches. By 560 CE, any hint of Messianic faith was gone. All that remained was dispersed Jewish communities, and the depraved government Church of Rome, soon to be the Holy Roman Empire. Thus, the second schism occured.
By 1050 CE, the Eastern Church planned to split from the Roman Catholic Church because of deep divisions. Thus, the third schism occured.

Relations between East and West had long been embittered by ecclesiastical differences and theological disputes.[2][3][4] Prominent among these were the issues of the source of the Holy Spirit ("filioque"), whether leavened or unleavened bread should be used in the Eucharist,[5] the Pope's claim to universal jurisdiction, and the place of Constantinople in relation to the Pentarchy.[6]
In 1053 CE, the first step was taken in the process which led to formal schism. Patriarch of Constantinople Michael Cerularius ordered the closure of all Latin churches in Constantinople.[7][8][9] According to the historian John Bagnell Bury, Cerularius' purpose in closing the Latin churches was "to cut short any attempt at conciliation".[9]

By 1539-1540 CE, prompted by lions chasing him in his dreams, Suleiman the Magnificent's men rebuilt the streets and the walls of Jerusalem, and sealed the Eastern Gate, for only the Messiah to enter. This also marked the time for the supposed reformers to turn their anger against the Jews. Martin Luther became a full-fledged anti-Semite, and John Calvin became a Systematic Theologian, totally divorced from Hebraic thought. Neither truly reformed much of anything about the non-biblical practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Rather, both reformed the Protestant Church further away from Yahushua haMashiach, a Judean Rabbi. That anti-Semitic sentiment remains as Luther and Calvin’s lasting gift to the protest. The fourth and final schism occured.
Anti-Jewish works

Luther's main works on the Jews were his 65,000-word treatise Von den Juden und Ihren Lügen (On the Jews and Their Lies) and Vom Schem Hamphoras und vom Geschlecht Christi (Of the Unknowable Name and the Generations of Christ) — reprinted five times within his lifetime — both written in 1543, three years before his death.[10] It is believed that Luther was influenced by Anton Margaritha's book Der gantze Jüdisch Glaub (The Whole Jewish Belief).[11] Margaritha, a convert to Christianity who had become a Lutheran, published his antisemitic book in 1530 which was read by Luther in 1539. Margaritha's book was decisively discredited by Josel of Rosheim in a public debate in 1530 before Charles V and his court,[12] resulting in Margaritha's expulsion from the Empire.
In 1543 Luther published On the Jews and Their Lies in which he says that the Jews are a "base, whoring people, that is, no people of God, and their boast of lineage, circumcision, and law must be accounted as filth."[13] They are full of the "devil's feces ... which they wallow in like swine."[14] The synagogue was a "defiled bride, yes, an incorrigible whore and an evil slut ..."[15] He argues that their synagogues and schools be set on fire, their prayer books destroyed, rabbis forbidden to preach, homes razed, and property and money confiscated. They should be shown no mercy or kindness,[16] afforded no legal protection,[17] and these "poisonous envenomed worms" should be drafted into forced labor or expelled for all time.[18] He also seems to advocate their murder, writing "[w]e are at fault in not slaying them".[19]

Calvin and the Jews
Scholars have debated Calvin's view of the Jews and Judaism. Some have argued that Calvin was the least anti-semitic among all the major reformers of his time, especially in comparison to Martin Luther.[99] Others have argued that Calvin was firmly within the anti-semitic camp.[100] Scholars agree, however, that it is important to distinguish between Calvin's views toward the biblical Jews and his attitude toward contemporary Jews. In his theology, Calvin does not differentiate between God's covenant with Israel and the New Covenant. He stated, "all the children of the promise, reborn of God, who have obeyed the commands by faith working through love, have belonged to the New Covenant since the world began."[101] Still he was a supersessionist and argued that the Jews are a rejected people who must embrace Jesus to re-enter the covenant.[102]

Most of Calvin's statements on the Jewry of his era were polemical. For example, Calvin once wrote, "I have had much conversation with many Jews: I have never seen either a drop of piety or a grain of truth or ingenuousness – nay, I have never found common sense in any Jew."[103] In this respect, he differed little from other Protestant and Catholic theologians of his day.[104] Among his extant writings, Calvin only dealt explicitly with issues of contemporary Jews and Judaism in one treatise,[105] Response to Questions and Objections of a Certain Jew.[106] In it, he argued that Jews misread their own scriptures because they miss the unity of the Old and New Testaments.[107]

With respect to Paul’s writings, is it a wonder if any generation over the last 2,000 years has ever read these words?
With respect to the Good News they are hated for your sake. But with respect to being chosen they are loved for the Patriarchs’ sake, for God’s free gifts and his calling are irrevocable. Just as you yourselves were disobedient to God before but have received mercy now because of Isra’el’s disobedience; so also Isra’el has been disobedient now, so that by your showing them the same mercy that God has shown you, they too may now receive God’s mercy. For God has shut up all mankind together in disobedience, in order that he might show mercy to all. Romans 11:28-32 (CJB)


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