- Religion and Philosophy
What do Christians, the Torah, the Zohar, and Kaballah all have in Common?
A Hebrew Heritage... Many Christians are unaware of the significance of the influence of Constantine the Great on their faith, a faith that was once rooted in the Hebrew people. Most Christians have no idea where there religious beliefs and rituals have come from.
While most born again Christians claim to be devout followers of Christ and the bible, they have no idea how far off of The Way (Acts 9:2) - the new "church" that started after Jesus' ministry had begun - that they are.
Jesus, whose real name in Hebrew is Yahshua, had begun proclaiming things that caused His fellow Hebrew brothers and collective Jewish community, outrage. It was this growing rage toward Jesus, the leader of the newly forming Way, that led to His eventual crucifixion.
Prior to this, however, there were rituals, books, beliefs, and leaders of thought that had led the Jewish community. It was this community that had become outraged at the upset that this simple man, Jesus (Yahshua), was causing.
If you ask a typical Christian "What is the Talmud?", they're likely to give you a blank stare. Yet, it is one of the most utilized books that many of their Jewish "step-brothers" in Christ use today.
Christians today likely have heard of Kabballah, due to the publicity that Hollywood has given it, but most really know nothing about it except what they've heard through other's uninformed opinions. They know so little about it that most are also clueless about the Zohar, the book that goes with it.
It is this background of Jewish and Hebrew history, the Christian's true heritage, that has been buried beneath the Christian church today through the powerful religious influence of Constantine the Great, Sun-god worship, and his prevailing Roman empire. Today's "harlot church (modern Christianity) had started out innocent enough through Jesus, but was quickly swallowed up shortly after His death and resurrection by this powerful Roman influence. The Way had literally been hijacked!
The truth that had once began to emerge through Christ and His followers, had been forcefully and all but completely swept away leaving nearly every part of it hidden beneath a pile of rubble and ruins. Too many Christians complain about other religions without really knowing much about their own. Believing that they are on the 'true' path of life simply by being born again, they are ignorant of their own daily rituals and activities that they follow, which have come down through the generations. They continually make the same excuses over and over for Sunday worship, Easter and Christmas celebrations, etc.
Ishmael and his descendants, and the Islamic faith that arose out of their generation, have much more of their Hebrew heritage written into their religion. Yet they too, have gotten way off course. There is a great deal more to be learned, however, about the connection between modern Christianity, the Torah, the Zohar, and Kaballah.
In summary, it is critical for a true believer and follower of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Moses, to study the history and truth of their heritage and faith.