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No Christians in Jerusalem before 70AD

Ask yourself, or ask any pastor this question. Did  Lord Yeshua come to start up a new religion called Christianity?  

The answer is NO!  All Christianity is a replacement theology solely invented by the false apostle Paul.

There were no Christians in Jerusalem before 70 AD.

Flavius Josephus the famous Jewish historian cites there were several Jewish sects. Flavius Josephus dose not record anything about Christians being in Jerusalem. 

The four sects that Flavius Josephus mentions are the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essene, and Zealots. (There are also subsets of the Essene sect)

The Pharisees are the Jewish sect that is Torah “written law” plus oral traditions “Takanot” driven Jews and these are today’s modern Orthodox Jews. The Pharisees believed that God gave the Jews both a written Torah and an oral Torah, believe both of which were equally binding and both of which were open to interpretation by the rabbis, the Jewish leadership who had sufficient education to make such decisions. (This Jewish sect was only seeking control over the Jewish people through their Pharisaic position with no scriptural basis for doing this) The Pharisees teach that the Takanot of the rabbis is binding and is equal to the written Torah. The Essene sect called the Pharisees the “sons of darkness” no light (no Torah) within them. What the Lord, Adonai Yeshua taught about the Pharisees from (Matthew 5:20 "For I say to you, that unless your righteousness (true Torah observance) exceeds the righteousness (of Oral traditions teachings) of the scribes and Pharisees (the Orthodox Jews) you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.) The Orthodox Jews are known for incorrectly counting the “omer” from the Torah of Leviticus 23:15-16, they also wear white only Tzitzits “tassels” with no blue thread “Torah teaches to have a blue thread, this from Numbers 15:38” and the Orthodox Jews practice many things contrary to Torah. The Orthodox Jews teach people away from the studying of the Messiah and don’t regard Daniel as a prophet of God, odd sense the  Daniel the prophet teaches about the first and second coming of the Messiah of Israel. A very important topic for everyone and the insights for this prophecy of the coming Messiah of Israel came directly from the throne room of God via the angel Gabriel to Daniel. Adonai Yeshua regarded Daniel as a prophet of God, see Matthew 24:15.  The Pharisees, today’s “Orthodox Jews” wrote the Masoretic text which in parts was re written to take away from Messianic expectations as compared with the Dead Sea Scrolls which was written before the Masoretic text came into place of the Orthodox Jews.

The Sadducees were the rich ruling class of the Jewish people,. evolved out of Hellenistic Judaism. They were religiously conservative but socially liberal. The Sadducees believed in a strict, narrow and unchanging interpretation of the written Torah, and they did not believe in oral Torah. The Temple and its sacrificial services were at the center of their worship.

The Essene were a sect of Second Temple period times that flourished from the 2nd century BCE to the 1st century CE. The Essenes took their devotion to God seriously. The Essenes lived in various cities but congregated in communal life, lived in voluntary poverty, engaged in immersion practices “mikvah”, “being born again.” (See remarks made to Nicodemus by Adonai Yeshua John 3:1-36 and about being “born again a new dedicated to God as a Torah observant person” and baptism practices. Nicodemus, Nakdimon ben Gurion, also known as Buni was a Pharisee and a student of all the sects was the one of the top richest man in all Jerusalem and also happen to be the brother of “Flavius Josephus” Josephus ben Gorion. This Essene sect also practiced abstinence from worldly pleasures, including (for some) celibacy which is to abstain from marriage. They shared and taught for the hopes of the expectations of the coming Messiah of Israel.  Josephus records that Essenes existed in large numbers and thousands lived throughout Roman Judea. The Essenes recently gained fame in modern times from the discovery of an extensive library of documents known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. These documents include preserved multiple copies of the Hebrew Bible untouched from as early as 300 BCE until their discovery in 1947. Also discovered with the Dead Sea Scrolls were letters from Yeshua brother James the Just and head of the Jerusalem church and James rejected Paul of Tarsus as an apostate from the law. James called Paul a “spouter of lies” this from research by Dr. Robert H. Eisenman. Also some Ebionites alleged that Paul was a Greek who converted to Judaism in order to marry the daughter of a high priest of Israel but apostatized when she rejected him. The Ebionites would be considered a subset of the Essene sect of Judaism. The Essenes called themselves the “sons of light” (True Torah observance) also see John 12:36 and Luke 16:8. Torah is considered “the light” to light the path for a proper walk with God, Psalm 119:105 The Essene considered the Pharisees and the Sadducees “the sons of darkness” who had broken covenant with God. The sons of darkness is the group who had brought up false charges against Adonai Yeshua and put Him to death. Interesting enough “the rich ruler Nicodemus” never brought up any charges against Adonai Yeshua and even stood up for Yeshua, see John 7:50-52 and even helped in the post recovery of Yeshua dead body along with Joseph of Arimathea. John 19:38-42. Nicodemais name means “innocent of blood.”  Nicodemus, being financially blessed of the Lord, was responsible “paying for” the supplying water to pilgrims at festivals “the feasts of the Lord, found in Leviticus 23.”

John 7:50 Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night,  being one of them) said to them, John 7:51 "Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?" John 7:52 They answered and said to him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee." (The Pharisee failed to fully research the Messianic expectations, to find out where Yeshua was truly born, that He had also left Egypt, Hosea 11:1 and the blind will receive their sight Isaiah 35:5  

The  Zealots "agree in all other things with the Pharisaic notions; but they have an inviolable attachment to liberty, and say that God is to be their only Ruler and Lord." The Zealots were originally a political movement of the 1st century Second Temple Judaism which sought to incite the people of Judaea Province to rebel against the Roman Empire and expel it from the Holy land by force of arms, most notably during the Great Jewish Revolt (66-70). The zealots have been described as one of the first examples of the use of terrorism. The term "zealot", in Hebrew kanai (קנאי, frequently used in plural form, קנאים (kana'im), means one who is zealous on behalf of God.
The Zealots had the leading role in the Jewish Revolt of 66. They succeeded in taking over Jerusalem, and held it until 70, when the son of Roman Emperor Vespasian, Titus, retook the city and destroyed Herod's Temple during the destruction of Jerusalem. (The destruction of the Temple was prophesized by Yeshua with His famous “Olivet Discourse” Matthew 24:1-2   The reason for the Temples destruction was a form of judgment from God for not knowing the hour of the Lord’s visitation, of the first coming of the Messiah of Israel as we read from Luke 19:44. The judgments of God are for not being Torah observant and are found in the Torah. (Leviticus 26:19 I will break the pride of your power) The pride of power for the Pharisees and the Sadducees “sons of darkness” was the Temple. Breaking the power of your pride can also mean economic judgments for people and for nations. Torah has never been done away with as many false prophet teachers teach and will be judged for doing so.

Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words (Torah) will by no means pass away.
Mark 13:31"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words (Torah) will by no means pass away.
Luke 16:17"And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail.
Luke 21:33"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words (Torah) will by no means pass away.

Yeshua is the fulfillment of the prophecy from (Deuteronomy 18:15 "The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me (the Lord) from your midst,) from your brethren. Him you shall hear.)

Adonai Yeshua is also the Aleph and Tav found in Torah and elsewhere in the Takanah “old Testament.” Yeshua also spoke about Him being the Alpeh and Tav from Revelation    

Revelation 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, (the Aleph and the Tav)  the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
Revelation 21:6 And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.
Revelation 22:13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."

In Zechariah 12;10 and in Revelation  we read about the Lord being the one whom they pierced. (Crucified)

Zechariah 12:10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me (the Lord) whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.

Revelation 1:7 Behold, He (the Lord) is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

What started the clock for the second coming of the Messiah of Israel is from Daniel the prophet is when the Jews recaptured Jerusalem for a second time on June 7th 1967.

We are commanded to know these things and to be eager, to be ready for the Lord’s second coming. Those who are truly being Torah observant know these things; those who are not truly being Torah observant will be caught unaware and they will be judged accordingly see ( Matthew 24:44-52 “and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth”) Always be Torah observant or you will suffer for not being Torah observant! Are you keeping all the feasts of the Lord on the actual days appointed for these events?

Matthew 24:44 "Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Matthew 24:45 "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?
Matthew 24:46 "Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.
Matthew 24:47 "Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.
Matthew 24:48 "But if that evil servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' 
Matthew 24:49 "and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards,
Matthew 24:50 "the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of,
Matthew 24:51 "and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Blessings

Douglas Nicholson / Biblical researcher

Torah observant of Lord Yeshua of non rabbinic practices and not of Paul / Newport Beach, CA/ Last Trumpet Org  

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