The amazing beginning that shaped Christian faith
As a licensed Christian minister, I recognize Christianity has a legacy intertwined with syncretic religious influences from all cultural persuasions. The foundational root of teachings of Yeshua culminated from the failing of the Messianic concept. He attributed the disconnection of the prophets of old to not one but actually several false Jewish religious ideas.
Our Lord Yeshua Emmanuel was Jewish in his lifetime. He held fast to the Abrahamic covenant. In this period He was able to demonstrate how all the different practicing sects in Jerusalem had fallen away from this covenant with God established and maintained by the great Patriarchs.
The growing emergence of His followers was indistinguishable for a small period of time from Yeshua's exhortation to return to this Covenant of old. They went underground to avoid persecution by Roman emperors who demanded utter devotion to the State.
But later through teachings of Paul, Greek thinkers and others, The foundational movement initiated by Yeshua began to divorce itself entirely from the contemporary Jewish religious framework of the time to call itself "of the Christ". That is precisely the time Yeshua's followers began to distinguish themselves as 'Christians'.
Later as this movement grew in great numbers and was becoming recognized as a great influence, the first "Christian" group fell prey to the dreams of power of mighty men and over many generations the mass following was herded into a universally proclaimed but false doctrinistic trap.
How the Christian faith began
It is important to acknowledge that Yeshua Emmanuel did not first establish the Christian doctrine as it was convened in modern times. He espoused and supported the religion and traditions of the God of Abraham and Jacob, Moshe and David. This tradition was not Christian.
From what Hebraic sect was the Jewish Yeshua?
It could be argued he was born of the community and school of the Essenes. History also mentions his connection with the Pharisees and His role as a Rabbi and that He was a teacher and chose disciples... But scholars of early historians refuse to declare with absolute certainty that He fully espoused the Essene traditions of John the Baptist. For they are afraid to discredit the lack of information found in the New Testament.
It could moreover easily be shown that Our Lord actually pulled away somewhat from the initiation of the Essenes and the strict discipline and legalism of the Essene to help the poor and many receive his personal affirmation of universal redemption. But he fully negated the messianic striving and violence of the Zealots, as well as the pomp, haught and hypocrisy of the Pharisee, and the depraved underhandedness and renouncing of afterlife of the Saddacee.
For this cause was He targeted for death by his own cultural group and made a spectacle because they were angry. For He had effectively shown the world how these self prescribed authorities who lay claim to the Holy of Holies had ALL broken from the original mandate of God.
Yet because what were the descendants of His own Prophets not willing to receive Him, this reckoning allowed the gentile to come in to the saving knowledge of the man we call Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, whose personal name is Yeshua Ben Yosef.
But even though now as Christians we worship and pray in the name of Jesus, the book that validates our faith, the New Testament makes no mention of Yeshua or of Him asking people to become Christian. Jesus is only portrayed as saying "Come and follow me."
What newly discovered records reveal about Yeshua, the real Jesus
And we know from research study done today that there are ancient records that can prove and attest to Yeshua's real life. These details include archaeological artifacts and finds which testify to his life. Many ancient records were destroyed or covered up or rewritten by hired scribes in a codified creed of the Church of Rome. The original records works were either deemed 'apocryphal' if they could not find them to destroy them or they were discredited.
But why would any history need to be excluded at all to establish a universally saving faith?
Consider the roots of Christianity why were these facts not included in the New Testament? As an Essene Master, Yeshua would have taken many years of preparation and difficult trials. Even apart from the Essene tradition, as a Rabbi, Yeshua would have studied very intensely under the venerated teachers of His day.
Why did the New Testament not give credence and testament to His years of preparation saying only HE was already born exalted with wisdom?
Yet it says He underwent all the sufferings of man. Why if God became man wasn't his own trials, discipleship and learning included as part of that suffering for the record? It only give clues to the initiation rites of the Essene suggesting that He was baptized by John and spent forty days in the wilderness.....
What does the baptism really mean to Christians or the forty days of fast which was so common to the understanding of the Essene?
Today even these are contrived to mean something else from their original meaning so as to validate the Christian faith as we now understand it. But why didn't the Christian faith keep to the original knowledge of traditions in Yeshua's community if he so espoused these? And who changed the meanings and for what reason? No reference is even made to Yeshua Ha'Machiach or His insistance that we all return to the Covenant of God and the fellowship therein. For this was John's rallying cry. Yet the New Testament does refer to Yeshua's teachings as an easy yoke, simple enough to be received just as He was quoted saying to follow Him you must come with the lack of cynicism, and natural innocence and trust "like the faith of a child." For even in its exclusion of the facts of history consequence it manages to convey at least in part the evidence of the exoteric or outer teaching He gave to the masses. The New Testament also gives clues to the mysteries He reserved as a highly exalted form of spiritual knowing for His closest disciples explained after His resurrection as the tongues of fire in what is called the Pentecost in Christian scripture. But the New Testament does not reveal those mysteries saying only these are come from the Spirit resting on the heads of the faithful. In Matthew 18:2-6 2 it says He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. For indeed in spite of all the vices which gave way to the Church, the codified creed of Christ even still manages to witness to Yeshua's truths because it declares that Jesus said that faith starts as the smallest of seeds. What it does not elaborate on is that this seed must be built up every day with even greater seeking of wisdom until it matures in full understanding. And the scribes who wrote the Bible left behind only subtle clues daring not to entirely eradicate the evidence that Yeshua left two levels of understanding to give people with different abilities. Each person has a proper place to start each unto his own capacity to receive the saving Word. How the name of Yeshua Ben Josef became Yeshua Emmanuel to the Essenes, Yeshua Ha'Machiach to the Messianic Jews, and Ieseous Kristos to the Greek gentiles and Jesus Christ to the Roman Christians. Historical records point to Yeshua as the son of Yosef and Miriamne. But the word "Christ" was added to His name not by His family. This is a long story with records available everywhere and too long to quote here. But to sum it up, ultimately the Christ word is a Greek derivation that came later and was posthumously added to His name. For at the time the word "Christ" meant "Kristos" or crystal clear consciousness of an enlightened master. To the people of this day and time, this suggested that anyone could be a Christ. But even Yeshua foreshadowed this way of thinking also portrayed subtly in the New Testament when He was quoted as Jesus in saying "Ye shall even do greater things than these...." He reminded us that everything He has inherited or done we shall also and even to greater heights! What good news! We can become a type of enlightened Kristos because He paves the way.
What is the take away from reacqainting oneself with Yeshua Emmanuel?
Having acquainted myself with knowledge of ancient Judean scrolls which depict the Gospel of Peace, the Torah, Talmud as well as many sources of apocrypha, I found to my bewilderment that much Jewish history was left out or glossed over in the creation and codification of the newly constructed Bible of the Christians. I realized that learned men who study it's origin in order to preach know this and often use a system of 'apologetics' to recover from the reasons for missing history. So throughout my life my most prominent mission has been to pour over many newly discovered scriptures of ancient origin even beyond that of the Jewish books and to realign and validate the true and unadultered teachings of Our Master into the current practice of Christian faith.
This is not to forsake our current scriptural knowledge of The Saviour but to validate it with the original tenets currently evident and expunge the falsehoods espoused by all the denominations of Christianity which are not even part of the codified creed. Only in this can we uphold Yeshua's truths in His ministry and save our churches from wolves in sheep's clothing!
Why is the Gospel of Peace and other apocrypha so utterly evident of Yeshua's wisdom?
In Ephesians of the New Testament, Paul can be quoted as referring to the Gospel of Peace. It gives rise to the possibility and consideration that the Gospel of Peace was an illumined teaching recognized by Paul and other early Christians but was probably excluded from the accepted Gospels by Church Fathers of Rome. Modern day apologists may have tried to discredit this Gospel of Peace by simply using it as descriptive phrase to define the virtue of the general message of Yeshua. Historically for the Essenes; the sect of Judaism into which Yeshua as born, the Gospel of Peace was indeed an actual discipline and it was written down as a gospel with the Essene schools. It may have had more depth and restrictions than Christians today are willing to admit and espouse. But Yeshua made it easy for us to RE-nter into covenant with God by removing barriers and restrictions making it easy for all who would come to know the true loving presence, spirit and mercy of His Father.
As a evangelist Christian who accepts the Essene roots of my faith, I wish to strengthen and help enrich the world's understanding of the true nature of what it is to experience Yeshua's sonship with the Heavenly Father. I wish to reveal the hidden inference to the historical facts unadulterated yet how interpolated by the creation of the New Testament. For documents like the Gospel of Peace reveal the utter light, grace, virtue, justice, benevolence, harmony, beauty, clarity, and tenderness of Yeshua's spirit toward all men. But one must introduce himself to these apocrypha in order to see this for himself.
The basic tenet is that WE have to become as HE is to enter Heaven. It begins by accepting His free gift of redemption after repentance, which means a change of mind and spirit. So this website was created to be a study about what we observe from the original perspective not just provided in the ancient Gospel of Peace, but of Yeshua Himself.
It's Good News!