A friend and I were talking about how 'Christians' believe that if they don't back Jews and Israel, they will go to hell. Odd as it seems, they believe it. Then he said, “How odd of God to choose the rats.” The Rats. The Zealots scurrying around Herod's Temple during Jesus' time, taking gold from the people and giving them worthless tokens for worship. Clever scam.
The Rats, whose tables He overturned along with the seats of those who were selling doves, He referred to as children of the devil. The Money Changers. "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER'; but you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN.”
John 8 attributes Jesus as saying, “You are from your father The Devil, and the desire of your father you are willing to do; from the beginning he has been murdering men and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him; whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from what is his, because he is of falsehood and is also its father."
The Chief Priests and the Pharisees in the Temple wanted to shut up Jesus, aka Yeshua, but were afraid of the crowds who held Him as a prophet. They knew that the parables He was telling to the crowd spoke against them. The crowd was saying, "Hosanna to The Son of David blessed is he who comes in the name of THE LORD JEHOVAH; Hosanna in The Highest."
There were two factions in the Temple: One realizes that Jesus is a prophet and the Chief Priests and Pharisees who realize He threatens their power over the Temple and the people. Jews today say that Herod's Temple belonged to THEM, along with Solomon's Temple. That is not true. For centuries all the people in the Middle East practiced the same traditions and prayed in their Temples. There was no religion in Jesus' time. They all followed the story of the Old Testament.
An article on the Jewish-run website, Project Genesis, states, “We are told that the Second Temple was destroyed due to needless hatred between Jews.” The author of 'Stopping Baseless Hatred' and promoting a book by Rene H. Levy, PhD on the same subject, talks about the solution being, “This is a time to focus our energies on increasing brotherhood and love between members of the Jewish people, especially keeping in mind the situation facing those of us who live in the Holy Land today.”
These Jewish people make NO mention of stopping the hatred against Gaza or Syria or Lebanon. It is all about 'them.' This is the opposite of Christ's message of being kind. That is why he overturned the money changer's tables. They had the wrong message! They were promoting hatred.
And the descendants of Herod's Temple, the Zealots, are the 'Jews' of today that are telling 'Christians' that the Jews are the Chosen People. Jews hate Christ and his message. These Jews have slipped themselves into the ranks of 'Christians' and tricked them into believing Jews can get them to heaven. These two groups are totally opposite. Either you follow Christ or you follow the murderers of Christ.
These Rats stole the role of the followers of Jesus Christ. It was easy to do. First, after the Crusades prevented them from taking Jerusalem, they began coming out with new editions of the Bible. The older Aramaic version calls these Zealots 'The Judeans.' The newer version changes them to 'Jews.'
Jews have successfully made the Old Testament and the story of Moses, THEIRS. It is vitally important to make it THEIR story because that puts them in a Holy Place and somehow gives them the right to steal Palestinian land. It is the story 'Christians' today evidently want to hear: That the Son of God CHOSE the Zealots to be his chosen people. Jesus said something entirely different to those Judeans in the Temple. He said, "If God were your father, you would have loved me, for I have proceeded from God and have not come of my own pleasure, but he has sent Me." "And why do you not understand my word? It is because you cannot hear my word." And Jews do not hear His word. They hear THEIR made up word.
These priests and rabbis in the Temple wanted power and gold and could not hear His message because it counteracted their message, their security and standing. It took centuries of hate to change the message of the Old Testament but by sticking together in their 'brotherhood,' they have created a new identity....that of being the Chosen People of God and therefore entitled to the amenities that gold can bring them. Nothing is further from the truth. They have chosen to make their own 'religion' based on some of the words of the Bible. They must have this 'Kingdom of Israel' story to give them credibility. Otherwise, they are just plain Zealots; extremists who get kicked out of most nations because they scare people.
But for this lie to work, first Constantine had to create a Church, the Catholic Church. He did that to control the masses. He based it on The Cross, the Old Testament and the followers of Christ. Without that Church, Judaism could not exist. The Zealot's message was radical but if they could fool people into thinking they were from the House of Israel, they could gain a huge following....and they did, They are nothing but con men. Now, too many people are afraid to question the Jews. After all, God made them the Chosen People, didn't he? And who wants to cross God?