In this week’s partner teaching, we established beyond a reasonable doubt, Jesus did exist. There is, therefore, no doubt Jesus is real, and even secular historians agree there once was a man in Israel who matches the description given to us in the Bible. The question then presents itself, if there is no doubt He existed, why are there still so many people in denial? The second question is this, who was He? Was He the Son of God, or was He just a man?
If you google “definition of faith,” you will get the following top result: ” 1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something. 2. Strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.”
When we go to bed at night, we have no proof there will be a day tomorrow. For what we know, we might die in our sleep that night and never wake up. Even so, we make plans ahead of time, expecting to grow old and one day retire. Why? Because we have complete trust or confidence, we will not die in our sleep. We have no proof telling us we will not die, we could be wrong, but we choose to have faith we will wake up tomorrow. Faith is a natural part of human existence and has got nothing to do in itself with religion or God. We can have such a strong faith that we choose to ignore factual evidence telling us we might be wrong. So when we go to bed at night, we all know deep down inside we can’t guarantee we will wake up tomorrow, but we choose to ignore this in favor of our faith that will one day grow old and retire.
This is a natural part of being a human. We, humans, tend to ignore what they dont like and accept only what fuels our desires, our faith, or our preconceived ideas.
This is why so many people are in denial about Yehoshuas (Yeshua/Jesus) existence. Even though we can prove He existed, without using the Bible, atheists have such a strong faith He did not exist. Their strong faith compels them to choose sources confirming what they believe in instead of facts that can prove them wrong.
We, who are Christians, must never allow ourselves to sink to the level of the atheist who automatically refuses everything that can prove him or her wrong. When presented with the possibility, we might be faulty; we should never reject it. We should openly admit we could be wrong, but we should know so much about what we believe in; we are never proven wrong. We are responsible for making sure we can defend our faith using the Bible, backing it up with secular and atheistic sources.
Most Christians are not able to do this because we rely more on our pastors and denominational doctrines then we rely on the Bible. But as we are going to see today, most of us dont even worship Jesus. We worship someone who is called Tammuz, out of ignorance. So when we are called to defend our faith, we end up giving answers that make no sense, or we give into atheistic lies that easily be proven wrong.
We know Jesus existed, but the question is, who was He? Was He just a man? Was He the Son of God? If He was who He claimed to be, the most important thing you can do is to listen to Him and what He had to say. If He were just a man, the most reasonable thing you could do would be to ignore what He said.
First of all, we have to understand what it means to be “the Son of God.”
We know Jesus was born as a Jew and lived His entire life as a law-abiding Jew. When He lived among us, His Bible was the Old Testament. This is a central doctrine in Christianity, our faith in Jesus as the sinless lamb of God who kept the law for us. We also know He did not come to “start a new religion called Christianity.” So if we are to understand what He said, we have first to understand His Bible the Old Testament. Why would most Christians choose to ignore the Old Testament?
Christianity, as we know it today, a religion distinct from Judaism, is a product of emperor Constantine. He made it illegal for gentile believers in the Messiah to partake in Jewish rituals. Before that happened, Christians were just a branch in Judaism.
Why did Emperor Constantine make it illegal for gentile believers in the Messiah to partake in Jewish rituals?
Emperor Constantine is considered to be the first Christian Roman emperor. Secular history tells us a different story, Constantine merged Christianity with the worship of the sun god known under many different names as Tammuz, Zeus, and Apollos.
Who or what was Tammuz?
Tammuz was an ancient Mesopotianiam god, the son of Ashtoreth (most commonly known as Ishtar or Semiramis). Ishtars’ husband was Nimrod when Nimrod was killed because of his violence and iniquity against the true and living God Yehovah; His wife told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called “Baal,” the sun god. Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed it was her deceased husband that caused her to conceive. The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz. The day came when a wild pig killed Tammuz. Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal and that the two of them would be with the worshipers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son, and Spirit. Tammuz worship, or syncretism of Tammuz and Yehovah worship, is even mentioned in the Bible in Ez 8:14 as an abomination.
So what this got to do with Constantine?
Constantine wanted a unified, peaceful empire, so by merging the worship of Tammuz with the sect of Judaism called Christianity, he achieved his goal. But to be able to do this, he had to separate Jewish believers and Gentile believers in the Messiah by making it illegal for gentiles to partake in Jewish rituals. When he removed everything Jewish from the Bible and the Christian faith, he was left with a skeleton faith that could easily be incorporated into Tammuz worship.
From that day on, the Christian church left its Biblical Hebraic roots behind in favor of Tammuz worship under a different name.
Keep in mind, Tammuz worship is an abomination to Yehovah.
If you compare the Catholic church to Tammuz worship, it is straightforward to see the syncretism between the two. Do not forget, Yehovah considers this syncretism and abomination. Most protestant denominations have sprung out of Catholicism. Even though most have taken a stand against Catholicism, they still retain rituals and dogmas from Tammuz worship syncretized into Catholicism.
This syncretism is an abomination to Yehovah.
When merging the two, Tammuz worship and Christianity, Constantine found one common denominator. Both religions had a strong faith in a son of God, but both religions had different definitions of what it meant to be a son of God.
In Tammuz worship, he was a son of God because Baal had impregnated Ishtar. In Christian Judaism, Jesus is the son of God because he is obedient to Yehovah. By making it illegal for gentile Christians to be obedient to the Torah, it was easy to trick Christians into worshiping Tammuz.
If you believe Jesus came to do away with the Torah, and you believe He was the Son of God because the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, you do not believe in the Biblical Jesus. The one you believe in is Tammuz.
So what does it mean, in the Bible, to be the son of God? It means to be obedient to Yehovah in everything you do. (John 5:19).
Do we know if Yehoshua (Yeshua/Jesus) was obedient in everything He did? Yes, John 5:19, Matt 23:2, John 8:28 shows us He was the Son of God by being obedient to His Father Yehovah. What did Yehoshua obey? John 14, Matt 23:2 says He followed the Torah. So how do we become children of Yehovah? By repenting back to Torah obedience and living like obedient sons and daughters of our heavenly Father Yehovah.
Is this what is being preached today?
No, what is being preached today is Tammuz worship. Our pastors tell us we become children of God if we passively believe Jesus died for our sins, or if we believe and obey the doctrines and traditions of the church. Our pastors tell us the one thing that makes us children of Yehovah, the Torah, is done away with. Why? Because emperor Constantine syncretized Christian Judaism with Tammuz worship, and the only way to achieve this is by removing the Torah.
How can we know Jesus was who He claimed to be? Because He obeyed the Torah. Can we know for sure He existed? Yes, by sources outside of the Bible. The most important thing you can do is to listen to Him and what He had to say.
So we know Yehoshua (Yeshua/Jesus) is the Son of Yehovah because He was obedient to the Torah at all times. And we know from 1. John 2:6, John 3, 1. Cor 11, if we want to become children of Yehovah, we have to remain obedient to the Torah. The question then gives itself, if Tammuz supposedly was the result of Baal impregnating Ishtar, and the Bible says Jesus was the result of the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, does that mean Jesus becomes God or a god?
The Bible answers this question for us in John 1, where it says Yehoshua is the living word of Yehovah.
What does it mean He is the “living word of Yehovah”?
If someone gives you their word, you know that is a person you can trust, someone who sticks to their promises. In John 17:6, Yehoshua says He has revealed the Father to us by His obedience to the Torah. Ps 119:142 says the Torah is Yehovahs truth (His word). So what it means is that Yehoshua is the living, walking, breathing Torah the truth of Yehovah AND Yehovah.
So there is no question about it, Yehoshua is Yehovah.
What do you do if you now suddenly realize, “I am deceived into believing I am Christian, when in fact, I am a Tammuz worshiper.”
The only answer would be repent while there is still time.
Repent back to Torah obedience and atone for your sins by believing Yehoshua (Yeshua/Jesus) is your sacrifice.