This is the second part of the article series about the greatest cover-up in our bibles. If you haven’t read the first part, I highly recommend you do, so that you would understand this article better.
In the first article I provided the proof that our Heavenly Father never wanted blood sacrifices, and that He sent many prophets with this message; but self-appointed religious leaders (that were not even of the stock of Israel) refused to listen and killed many of them.
Yeshua preached an identical message to that of the previous prophets but he went a step further to actually attempt to destroy the sacrificial system. This attempt got him crucified.
Although our bible canon has only echoes of Yeshua’s stance against blood sacrifice (Matthew 9:13, 21:12), extra-biblical material preserved his words about it, such as the Gospel of Ebionites where he is told to have said “I am come to abolish the sacrifices, if ye cease not from sacrificing, the wrath will not cease from you.”
In Clementine Homilies we find it said:
And also that He [Yeshua] said, “I am not come to destroy the law”, and yet that He appeared to be destroying it, is the part of one intimating that the things which He destroyed did not belong to the law. And His saying, “The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but one jot or one tittle shall not pass from the law”, intimated that the things which pass away before the heaven and the earth do not belong to the law in reality.
Since, then, while the heaven and the earth still stand, sacrifices have passed away, and kingdoms, and prophecies among those who are born of woman, and such like, as not being ordinances of God (…).
In Nazarene Acts we read:
And to those who supposed that Elohim is pleased with sacrifices, He [Yeshua] said, “Elohim wishes mercy, and not sacrifices” — the knowledge of Himself, and not holocausts.
So the message of Yeshua did not differ from the message of the previous prophets about blood sacrifice, which I already discussed in the first article.
Some people weren’t convinced that Yeshua was sent from our Creator and therefore asked him for a proof so that they are convinced that he was a real prophet, so that they would believe his message. Yeshua replied that he would give only one sign to prove it, and that would be the sign of Jonah. In his own words:
An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.— Matthew 12:39-40
His resurrection was a sign that he was truly sent from our Creator so that we should believe his message and through that message be saved. It’s not a belief alone in the resurrection that saves us, but it is a sign that he was truly from our Heavenly Father and therefore his message is true.
His teaching saves us, not the fact that he resurrected. He himself said that those who listen to his words and do what he said he would liken them to a wise man who built on a strong foundation; and those who don’t listen to his words are like a foolish man building his house on sand (Matthew 7:24-27).
He said that not everyone who calls him “Lord” will enter into the kingdom of heaven but only those who do the will of his Father (Matthew 7:21). He said that he would reject those who do lawlessness though they call him “Lord” (Matthew 7:22).
If you really believe in his resurrection, then you should naturally believe in his teaching and apply it so that you enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Unfortunately, this fact of resurrection was made into a doctrine of salvation itself, when Yeshua never said that this alone can save. He never said that his crucifixion or resurrection was for the purpose of the salvation of humanity, but he said that their belief in him would save.
And this is true – because if you believe that he was sent from our Creator, you would believe in his message as well, and do what he said; Yeshua made the will of his Father known to us, and if we do the will of his Father, Yeshua would know who we are and therefore would allow us to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
This is even confirmed by his teaching about the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man, finding himself in torments and heat after death, didn’t want his family to be faced with the same situation as he was in, so he asked Abraham to send Lazarus to his house to warn people to listen to Moses and the prophets. But his request was refused – Abraham told him that if they didn’t hear Moses and the prophets, neither would they hear from someone who arose from the dead (Luke 16:19-31).
So Yeshua prophesied that he would resurrect, but he did not say that the resurrection itself would save us, but that his resurrection would confirm that he was truly sent from God and therefore what he said was true; and our belief in him, and therefore in his teachings, would save us.
If you really believe that Yeshua was sent from our Creator, then you would believe in his teachings. If you, however, refuse to listen to his teachings, then you don’t really believe in him.
So it’s not resurrection itself that saves us because resurrection is only a sign that he was truly sent by our Heavenly Father. If we believe that he was sent by the Creator, we would do what he told us to do. As we read in Nazarene Acts:
So He, being the true Prophet, said, “I am the gate of life; he who enters by Me enters into life,” there being no other teaching able to save.
Yeshua, before ascending into heavens, warned his chosen apostles not to believe in anyone who would say that they have seen him on earth after his ascension, because he told that when he comes back again, the whole world would see him.
He told not to believe in anyone who would claim to have seen Yeshua in the wilderness or in secret chambers (Matthew 24:26), as there would be many false christs and false prophets who will deceive, if possible, even the very elect (Matthew 24:24).
So he told to the apostles that once he’s back in heavens, he would not descend and would not appear to anyone until his second coming when every eye will see him. So as not to leave them completely alone till his second coming, he sent a Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to dwell in them.
However, the apostle Paul claimed that Yeshua appeared to him after his ascension into heavens. But Yeshua told not to believe in anyone who would claim such a thing. Yet almost all Christians, including myself till very recently, believed in Paul’s words, that he indeed saw and was even taught by the messiah for three years.
Furthermore, he claimed that Yeshua appeared to him on the way to Damascus, which was in wilderness as this area was between the cities. And Yeshua said not to believe in anyone who would say that Yeshua appeared to them in wilderness.
Interestingly, when this blinding light appeared to Paul, he hastened to Jerusalem to share this news with Yeshua’s apostles. This entity that Paul believed to be Yeshua, however, stopped him and told him not to go to the apostles (Acts 22:18). He told him that apostles wouldn’t believe in him, and isolated Paul to teach him alone.
Is that something Yeshua would do? Would he isolate someone from other brethren?
Think about what would have happened if Paul would go and tell to the apostles that he saw a blinding light, and that this entity told him to be Yeshua. They would no doubt tell him that Yeshua told them not to believe in any entity claiming to be Yeshua after Yeshua’s ascension into heavens.
If you look deeply into Paul’s teachings, unfortunately you will find that some of the doctrines he taught was his only, and not Yeshua’s. For example, in 1 Corinthians 6:12 he says:
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
This is simply not true. We are to strictly observe the ten commandments of our Heavenly Creator in order to inherit eternal life. Our Heavenly father never taught us to indulge in anything we wish as long as it’s done in moderation.
Paul taught that eating meat sacrificed to idols is okay as long as it doesn’t make another Christian to stumble. But this is in direct opposition to the decision of Jerusalem Council for gentiles to abstain from eating things sacrificed to idols (Acts 15:29). In Revelation 2:14 Yeshua says that he has a few things against the church at Pergamos, that there are those who put a stumbling block before the children of Israel with the doctrine that it’s okay to eat things sacrificed to idols.
In Clementine Homilies we read that eating foods sacrificed to idols is called partaking of the table of devils, and that early Christians refused to eat with those who weren’t baptized because that would make the food impure. It also says:
For the demons would never have had power over you, had not you first supped with their prince. For thus from the beginning was a law laid by God, the Creator of all things, on each of the two princes, him of the right hand and him of the left, that neither should have power over any one whom they might wish to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them.
As, then, when you partook of meat offered to idols, you become servants to the prince of evil, in like manner, if you cease from these things, and flee for refuge to God through the good Prince of His right hand, honouring Him without sacrifices, by doing whatsoever He wills, know of a truth that not only will your bodies be healed, but your souls also will become healthy.
Here are some other differences between the teachings of Paul versus the teachings of Yeshua and his apostles that I’ve found online:
And although from the New Testament version of events Paul seems to be an accepted and respected apostle, we find quite the opposite story in extra-biblical sources. In some of the earliest documents we either do not find Paul mentioned at all, or when he is mentioned, he is called an “enemy” or a “liar”. You can check this article on early church views on Paul.
When Paul’s teaching that the law was done away with met with resistance from the apostles and other Jews, he went to preach this message to the gentiles who weren’t in a position to tell whether this apostle was true or false because of their ignorance of the law of our Creator.
In fact, this rejection might have been recorded in our Bibles as well, where Paul complains that he was rejected by all in Asia (2 Timothy 1:15) and then in the book of Revelation (2:2) we read that the church of Ephesus (which was one of the churches of Asia – Revelation 1:11) is congratulated to have withstood those who said that they were apostles but were not, and were found to be liars.
Yeshua ordained twelve apostles and one was of the devil. After the death of Judas another apostle was selected by lot, and it wasn’t Paul. This makes Paul a self-proclaimed “thirteenth” apostle. This is a big problem because in Nazarene Acts we read that Yeshua appointed the apostles according to the number of months, and that only after the death of one apostle can another take his/her place, thus always maintaining the number twelve.
The reason we have thirteen books of Paul in our bibles and the writings of other apostles are mainly left out (though they can be found outside of our bibles) is because Paul’s writings were appealing to Constantine. Constantine did not want to say no to meat eating and other customs that he liked, such as venerating Sunday – the day of his sun-god.
Constantine created his own version of Christianity and included in it the books he agreed with. All other books were pronounced as “heretical” and people in possession of them were demanded to burn them and if they refused, they were killed. This suppression of information was going on for a very long time as the Catholic Church was determined to destroy all the evidence of other Christian doctrines that disagreed with their own.
From our bibles it seems that Paul was the leader of apostles, whilst outside of our bibles we find Peter to be a leader as appointed by Yeshua himself, as well as James, the brother of Yeshua.
The worst thing that Paul did to Christianity was that he moved us to a different gospel. The gospel that was preached long before the crucifixion of Yeshua and after it was always the same – people were told to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins, to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit; to continue in good works and to observe the law, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
We find this gospel, for example, in Acts 2:38-42:
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Yeshua’s resurrection proved that the gospel that he and his apostles preached was true – otherwise the Creator would not have resurrected him.
Yet Paul’s gospel did away with good works and law, and it was all about grace and the sacrifice of Yeshua. His gospel said that the belief in Yeshua’s atoning blood alone saves; but the rest of the apostles taught that the belief in Yeshua’s words saves.
Paul believed in the necessity of blood sacrifice because he was of the sect of Pharisees, the sect which caused Yeshua’s death due to his attempt to destroy temple blood sacrifice system. Paul remained the member of this sect after his alleged conversion (Acts 23:6).
Paul even called this new gospel his own:
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
— Romans 2:16
Many Christians believe that they are saved by the belief that Yeshua resurrected and they think his blood sacrifice saved us from our sins. How can that be if Yeshua was against blood sacrifice? His death was repackaged into a blood sacrifice as though to appease the wrath of our Heavenly Father directed against us. This is another gospel, not the one that Yeshua preached.
The only thing that saves us is repentance and turning from our evil ways, and living according to the laws of our Creator. Yeshua’s resurrection doesn’t save but it should give us faith in Yeshua and therefore faith in what he said.
In conclusion, Paul, who called himself a Pharisee, and said that he was “all things to all men” (1 Corinthians 9:22), according to my study, was a false apostle. I don’t say this lightly because if you have been my subscriber for some time, you should know that I’ve never called anyone a false teacher. So this conclusion shouldn’t be taken lightly.
He, despite of Yeshua’s warnings to not believe in entities claiming to be him before his second coming, claimed that Yeshua supernaturally appeared to him and gave him a different gospel, and a different doctrine upon which Pauline Christianity was built and became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
I don’t have all the answers and I’m shocked by these discoveries as much as you probably are. Unfortunately, my research shows that our Bible is deeply corrupted because men more interested in politics and pagan traditions than salvation were the ones in charge of the decisions of what goes into our canon.
I advise you all to do your own research rather than blindingly believing in any teacher. It’s too risky to leave salvation issues in the hands of a local pastor who believes that our Bible fell from heaven and has no issues in it whatsoever.
I encourage you to study diligently extra-biblical material and to share your own research with others for the benefit of all. I know some people will simply try to find evidence that supports their own beliefs rather than being objective and wanting to know the truth no matter where this would lead them.
I myself was never against Paul as you yourself know if you’ve been my reader for some time; I wasn’t trying to find evidence against blood sacrifice either. I simply want to know the truth and this is my daily prayer, and this is the kind of information that I’m being led to, and I’m not alone in independently arriving at such conclusions, if you checked out my recommended sources in the previous article.
Some sources also claim that Yeshua and his apostles were strict vegetarians, and this might as well be the case if our Heavenly Father said that people who sacrifice animals have their hands full of blood which prevents their prayers from being heard (Isaiah 1:15). So if animal slaughter is a sin, then it naturally follows that we should not eat meat. But again, this is something that requires more research.
And then there’s the sacred name issue. Yeshua never called his Father YHWH, which makes me think that maybe neither should we – at least until we know for sure that this is the real name of our Creator.
So I in no way claim to have all the answers, but I feel that I am led in the right direction, and there’s much more to uncover. But I believe that the necessity of blood sacrifice as well as Paul’s different gospel are two major errors within Christianity and once you know those aren’t true, the Bible starts making much more sense and there are much fewer contradictions.
I believe that many people will have a knee-jerk reaction and simply refuse to believe in the information presented in this article rather than rationally considering it. Yeshua’s blood sacrifice is something that they cannot dare to question, and therefore they would defend it despite of the contrary evidence.
I cannot really help such people, all I can say is that I will continue listening to the words of Yeshua who said to seek the truth for this would set us free, because I know it’s true; the more lies of Christianity my research destroys, the more this frees me from the religious dogmatism.
Some interesting sources to check out:
A good video on the opposite teachings of Yeshua and Paul: