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Israelites Came to Ancient Japan ?
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  • I grown up in Southern Japan, small town, still held a lot of tradition from old time.  about 2 years ago, Jewish people told me  there are some similarity between one of the Japanese characters sets and old Jewish characters.  so I checked them out, in deed many are similar in fact sound is also similar.  as I compare more about cultures, I start to found more similarities.  those are common knowledge for many Japanese , specially who are grown up in small backward town like I did.  I was wondering, if anybody here has some knowledge of Jewish culture specially in ancient Jewish culture ?   below link explain more detail.  

    http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~magi9/isracame.htm

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    « Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 01:49:02 PM »
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    I grown up in Southern Japan, small town, still held a lot of tradition from old time.  about 2 years ago, Jewish people told me  there are some similarity between one of the Japanese characters sets and old Jewish characters.  so I checked them out, in deed many are similar in fact sound is also similar.  as I compare more about cultures, I start to found more similarities.  those are common knowledge for many Japanese , specially who are grown up in small backward town like I did.  I was wondering, if anybody here has some knowledge of Jewish culture specially in ancient Jewish culture ?   below link explain more detail.  

    http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~magi9/isracame.htm


    I do not know a whole lot about jewish culture, but I do know that you have to be very careful about claiming to be a descendant of the israelites. The book of revelation warns about doing so.

    Today there are many false claims to being descendants of the Israelites. There are a descent amount of Nigerians who claim that all 10 of the lost tribes migrated to Nigeria after the temple of Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD. We also have the Ashkenazi Jews who claim descendancy from the tribes of Israel. There is no direct correlation there, and they are actually of more Russian descent. Within the last 10 years, Mormons have made the claim that Native Americans were directly descended from the lost tribes of Israel. This was later shown to be false.

    I personally believe that Europeans are descendants of the tribe of Reuben. Going way way back to Clovis I of France...the earliest French royals believed they were descendants of the tribe of Reuben. Holding that this is true (it is likely that it is) then that would make Charlemagne a descendant of the tribe of Reuben since Charlemagne was a direct descendant of Clovis I. Nowadays, every single European is a descended from Charlemagne one way or another which means they are descended from the tribe of Reuben. Also, there is a prophecy I know of that confirms that the French Royals were descendants of the tribes of Israel...

    St. Caesar of Arles, 5th century- "the Great Monarch, a most virtuous man who shall be a scion of the holy race of the French kings"

    The Israelites were a "Holy Race" meaning that they were God's chosen people. Thus so were the early French royals and modern day Europeans.

    I'm not saying that today's Japanese are not descended from the tribes of Israel. But you should be careful about that claim. Like I said, the book of Revelations warns about that.


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  • I am looking for some one, who are familiar with Jewish Culture, specially in ancient time. so I can compare with mine.  I used to live with Jewish person.  She told me several times, a many habit , of mine resemble Jewish culture.  even she is Jew, she did not want to associate or reminded of her about her Jewish culture, so my behavior  bothered her sometime.
    Shinto temple building are very similar to ancient Jewish Tabernacle , which is mobile temple.  as it is in Jewish temple, it is divided into two area,  one area is higher than lower area and there is a steps to climb to higher area.  just as same as Jewish, it is prohibited that woman who are having period , woman just give birth, person who just killed animals therefore, touched blood are prohibited to enter temple. Of cause, not like Catholic church, they will never bring dead body into temple.  because dead body is consider not holy.  therefore never funeral in temple.   higher area of two temple, only designated priest is allow to enter only once a year in special occasion.  I heard Jewish temple had similar rules.


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    I grown up in Southern Japan, small town, still held a lot of tradition from old time.  about 2 years ago, Jewish people told me  there are some similarity between one of the Japanese characters sets and old Jewish characters.  so I checked them out, in deed many are similar in fact sound is also similar.  as I compare more about cultures, I start to found more similarities.  those are common knowledge for many Japanese , specially who are grown up in small backward town like I did.  I was wondering, if anybody here has some knowledge of Jewish culture specially in ancient Jewish culture ?   below link explain more detail.  

    http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~magi9/isracame.htm


    I do not know a whole lot about jewish culture, but I do know that you have to be very careful about claiming to be a descendant of the israelites. The book of revelation warns about doing so.

    Today there are many false claims to being descendants of the Israelites. There are a descent amount of Nigerians who claim that all 10 of the lost tribes migrated to Nigeria after the temple of Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD. We also have the Ashkenazi Jews who claim descendancy from the tribes of Israel. There is no direct correlation there, and they are actually of more Russian descent. Within the last 10 years, Mormons have made the claim that Native Americans were directly descended from the lost tribes of Israel. This was later shown to be false.

    I personally believe that Europeans are descendants of the tribe of Reuben. Going way way back to Clovis I of France...the earliest French royals believed they were descendants of the tribe of Reuben. Holding that this is true (it is likely that it is) then that would make Charlemagne a descendant of the tribe of Reuben since Charlemagne was a direct descendant of Clovis I. Nowadays, every single European is a descended from Charlemagne one way or another which means they are descended from the tribe of Reuben. Also, there is a prophecy I know of that confirms that the French Royals were descendants of the tribes of Israel...

    St. Caesar of Arles, 5th century- "the Great Monarch, a most virtuous man who shall be a scion of the holy race of the French kings"

    The Israelites were a "Holy Race" meaning that they were God's chosen people. Thus so were the early French royals and modern day Europeans.

    I'm not saying that today's Japanese are not descended from the tribes of Israel. But you should be careful about that claim. Like I said, the book of Revelations warns about that.

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    I grown up in Southern Japan, small town, still held a lot of tradition from old time.  about 2 years ago, Jewish people told me  there are some similarity between one of the Japanese characters sets and old Jewish characters.  so I checked them out, in deed many are similar in fact sound is also similar.  as I compare more about cultures, I start to found more similarities.  those are common knowledge for many Japanese , specially who are grown up in small backward town like I did.  I was wondering, if anybody here has some knowledge of Jewish culture specially in ancient Jewish culture ?   below link explain more detail.  

    http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~magi9/isracame.htm


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    I grown up in Southern Japan, small town, still held a lot of tradition from old time.  about 2 years ago, Jewish people told me  there are some similarity between one of the Japanese characters sets and old Jewish characters.  so I checked them out, in deed many are similar in fact sound is also similar.  as I compare more about cultures, I start to found more similarities.  those are common knowledge for many Japanese , specially who are grown up in small backward town like I did.  I was wondering, if anybody here has some knowledge of Jewish culture specially in ancient Jewish culture ?   below link explain more detail.  

    http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~magi9/isracame.htm


    Konnichiwa AgnesRoma san,

    Yōkoso!

    Watashi wa anata no shitsumon o rikai shite.

    It is much more complex than that web site pretends.

    Your people came to the Japanese Islands about 300 A.D. Earlier beginnings are mythological. They were from what is now called Khazakstan. That does not make them Khazars. The area of Khazakstan is in Central Asia and the people related to the Japanese there look identical to Japanese and the music and language there sounds similar in tonal quality. The Japanese migrated beginning five centuries before their arrival in Japan from Central Asia through the Takla Makan desert on the West of China and then through China and the Korean peninsula to the Japanese Islands. While in China their language was modified by contact with the Chinese.

    There were Jews in India and China from 500 B.C. on. They were traders and not missionaries. However, the message of the prophets of Israel went throughout the world. Before that, the message of Abraham of One True God, Yahweh Eloheiunu Yahweh echad (same name of God as in Moses' proclamation of the Shemah, confession of the True God) which Abraham inherited from the partriarchs going back to Heber just after the Flood of Noah originally, was known by the earliest followers of the "way" in China. That finally took the form of the Tao te Ching but with huge modifications due to pagan influences, even magical practices which God does not approve of and God forbids that.

    There was a path of religious missionaries from Persia and India through the Takla Makan and China that was followed by Nestorians and Gnostics and very early Catholics - including St. Thomas the Apostle, and also Buddhists and Manichaeans. The Gnostics and Manichaeans included Judaizing Gnostic beliefs which are superficially apostate Jewish but not Old Testament Israelite.

    Burial mounds in Central Asia and early Japan are very similar and the original religion carried by the Japanese people to Japan with them has its beginning with those burial mounds in Central Asia and its religion - that developed into Shinto with its Kami - gods and goddesses, especially Amaterasu. That was connected earlier to Mesopotamian religion from just after the flood of Noah. It was pagan. It had many language and and other similarities with the Israelite language of Heber, after which Hebrew is named, but it was not the faith and religion of Heber in the True God.

    The similarity in language with later Hebrew and other similarities and symbols present from various sources (even a form of the Cross in Buddhist Shingon monasteries) is due to a confluence with all the above influences which had a syncretist amalgam that occurred in Tang Dynasty China - circa 800 A.D. which was very early Heian period in Japan. That syncretism was carried over to Japan by the Buddhists Kukai (known as Kobo) and Saicho (known as Dengyo) and others.

    Prior to all of that Chinese Tang Dynasty - very early Japanese Heian period syncretism, there were Christians in Nara, Japan (during the Nara period - 710 - 784 A.D.) whose faith and teaching that they received dated back to the Apostles themselves. The Apostles themselves never visited Japan, but even as early as the 6th century A.D. there were Christian Missionaries who did and their teaching of the Gospel had true Apostolic roots.

    When I was in the Stone City of Nara in Japan, our guide showed us the houses the Japanese Christians of the Nara period lived and worshiped the True God and His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ in.

    The next major Christian Missionaries in Japan were the Franciscans during the later Kamakura era. They were well received in Japan.

    The Jesuits were much later and the political games they played in the last part of the 16th century A.D. were only part of the reason, really more of an excuse by the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, for the Japanese Proscription against Christians begun by the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1601 A.D. when Ieyasu closed Japan to outsiders. That persecution lasted until Admiral Perry reopened Japan in 1868 A.D.

    鬼 - Demons must never be part of our worship of God as Catholics. The real reason for the persecution of the Catholics of Japan during the Japanese Proscription against Christians was the demon worship of a certain group of pagans who imported a very hateful type of paganism into Japan.

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     鬼

    The real history of Nicherin Shu or Nicherin Sho-shu is as follows – in the Kamakura era of Japan’s history, in the 13th century A.D., Nicherin, a proponent of his own brand of esoteric/exoteric Mahayana Buddhism formulated his own sect of Hokke (“Lotus” teaching) Buddhism; since that time called Nicherin Shu or Nicherin Sho-shu. It was based loosely on the (called Tien-Tai or in Japanese Tendai) school of the Chinese monk Chih-i.This and other related schools of Buddhism were brought from Chang’an, China by Dengyo Daishi (Saicho) and Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in the 9th Century A.D. During Nicherin’s life he preached to a group of Samurai families who at that time were Yakusa. The priests and others of these families formed the core of this cult. By the time of the 16th century A.D. they had been deep into the Imperial politics of Japan under the shogunates for three centuries. By the end of the 16th century/beginning of the 17th century they had convinced the Shoguns (especially Tokugawa Ieyasu in about 1601 A.D.) that Christians were to be exterminated. Ieyasu undertook the remainder of this with the “Japanese Proscription”. Christians had been in Japan since the Heian Dynasty and the Nara era (8th century A.D.) and even before that, 6th/7th century A.D. .  (I have personally been in Nara and seen the dwellings of the Christians of that time). Part of the martyrdoms instigated by Nicherin’s followers are recounted in the following:

    THE MARYRS OF JAPAN (From Fr. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints) ABOUT forty years after St. Francis Xavier's death a persecution broke out in Japan, and all Christian rites were forbidden under pain of death. A confraternity of martyrs was at once formed, the object of which was to die for Christ. Even the little children joined it. Peter; a Christian child six years old, was awakened early and told that he was to be beheaded, together with his father. Strong in grace, he expressed his joy at the news, dressed himself in his gayest clothing, and took the hand of the soldier who was to lead him to death. The headless trunk of his father first met his view; calmly kneeling down, he prayed beside the corpse, and, loosening his collar, prepared his neck for the stroke. Moved by this touching scene, the executioner threw down his sabre and fled. None but a brutal slave could be found for the murderous task; with unskilled and trembling hand he hacked the child to pieces, who at last died without uttering a single cry.

    Christians were branded with the cross, or all but buried alive, while the head and arms were slowly sawn oft with blunt weapons. The least shudder under their anguish was interpreted into apostasy. The obstinate were put to the most cruel deaths, but the survivors only envied them. Five noblemen were escorted to the stake by 40,000 Christians with flowers and lights, singing the litanies of Our Lady as they went. In the great martyrdom, at which thousands also assisted, the martyrs sent up a flood of melody from the fire, which only died away as one after another went to sing the new song in heaven. Later on, a more awful doom was invented. The victims were lowered into a sulphurous chasm, called the "mouth of hell," near which no bird or beast could live. The chief of these, Paul Wiborg, whose family had been already massacred for the faith, was thrice let down; thrice he cried, with a loud voice, "Eternal praise be to the ever-adorable Sacrament of the Altar." The third time he went to his reward.

    After these martyrdoms recounted by Fr. Butler, about forty plus years later, under Ieyasu's Proscription, the Tokugawa shogunate martyred another thirty thousand plus Christians. The Nicherin Buddhists built the “Five Storied Pagoda” at their head temple Taisekiji to comemorate their successful murdering of Japan’s Christians and said that the pagoda symbolized that their Buddhism would conquer the West and destroy the Christian faith and all other religions and Japan would rule the world.

    After this, the Proscription held until 1868, when Admiral Perry reopened Japan, and Christians were again allowed to preach and worship the true God there.

    The last part of the 19th Century A.D., in Japan, saw the Meiji restoration, which albeit short lived, saw a revival of cultic pagan worship of the Emperor. The 1890’s were the Edo period and saw the building and ascension of modern day Tokyo. The shogunate warlords took over again in the 20th century and that saw the rise of anti-western Imperialism.

    After World War II, in which Japan was drawn in on the part of Nazi Germany just 9 months before Pearl Harbor, many cults arose in Japan.

    Only the Christian belief is true, Christians have been in Japan since the very early centuries of Japan. Christians were always good neighbors to everyone there.


    For your question AgnesRoma san, Domo arigato gozaimasu.

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    I am looking for some one, who are familiar with Jewish Culture, specially in ancient time. so I can compare with mine.  I used to live with Jewish person.  She told me several times, a many habit , of mine resemble Jewish culture.  even she is Jew, she did not want to associate or reminded of her about her Jewish culture, so my behavior  bothered her sometime.

    Shinto temple building are very similar to ancient Jewish Tabernacle , which is mobile temple.  as it is in Jewish temple, it is divided into two area,  one area is higher than lower area and there is a steps to climb to higher area.  just as same as Jewish, it is prohibited that woman who are having period , woman just give birth, person who just killed animals therefore, touched blood are prohibited to enter temple. Of cause, not like Catholic church, they will never bring dead body into temple.  because dead body is consider not holy.  therefore never funeral in temple.   higher area of two temple, only designated priest is allow to enter only once a year in special occasion.  I heard Jewish temple had similar rules.



    The similarity is there -  hontou ni!

    The reason is that the temple of the Israelites was something that they wanted because everyone else had a temple. God's reply was that even David wasn't seeking the will of God correctly in that.

    God's reply is here:

    2 KINGS

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    THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL;
    otherwise called,
    THE SECOND BOOK OF KINGS

    2 KINGS 7

    CHAPTER VII.
     
    5 Go, and say to my servant David: Thus saith the Lord: Shalt thou build me a house to dwell in?
    6 Whereas I have not dwelt in a house from the day that I brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, even to this day: but have walked in a tabernacle, and in a tent.
    7 In all the places that I have gone through with all the children of Israel, did ever I speak a word to any one of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying: Why have you not built me a house of cedar?


    God then spoke mystically and said that He would build a house that would never end - but He was speaking of the Church established by Our Lord Jesus Christ (which has nothing to do with the Novus Ordo Vatican II sect) and not of the temple which Solomon profaned nor of the temple which God destroyed forever by Titus in 70 A.D. because of the iniquity of the Jews.


    Before that they had a Tabernacle (Tent). God  had given Moses the directions for building the Tabernacle. Even the Tabernacle was just a physical object and even the Ark of the Covenant was just a physical object. God finally allowed the temple to be built and without much time Solomon turned it into idolatry, a very grievous sin against God.

    The Tabernacle and the Ark were symbols to show forth the coming of the Immortal Son of God, Jesus Christ, when He took flesh of the blessed virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit and gave Himself as a ransom upon His most Holy Cross for our salvation.

    The resemblance between the temple in Jerusalem and its rules and the other temples of the world is because of the shortcomings of the Israelites and the copying of the temple of Jerusalem by other cultures. Even so, God's commands for what the rules of the Temple would mean still set it apart from all the pagan temples. This is summed up in the Holy of Holies which did not allow any image of God. This was to prevent the Israelites, who were always prone to worship idols and false gods, from worshiping as the pagans did. The Israelites were instead to wait upon the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ who alone is the Only Way, Truth and Life.

    To see the absolute difference between that and false gods, just look at this:



    This is the Daibutsu at Kamakura. Amida or Amitabha is not be confused with the True God. Some have tried that. To prevent that sort of thing in much earlier times God forbid the use of images to represent Him in any way in the Holy of Holies.

    There is a deep meaning here which St. Paul explains in his letter to the Hebrews.

    See the entire letter - especially this part is what we are talking about.


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    HEBREWS 9

    CHAPTER IX.

    The sacrifices of the law were far inferior to that of Christ.

    . . .

    11 But Christ coming, a high priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hand, that is, not of this creation:
    12 Neither by the blood of goats, or of calves, but by his own blood, entered once into the sanctuary, having obtained eternal redemption.
    13 *For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of a heifer, being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh:
    14 *How much more shall the blood of Christ, who, through the Holy Ghost, offered himself without spot to God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God?
    15 And, therefore, he is the mediator of the new testament: *that by means of his death, for the redemption of those transgressions, which were under the former testament, they who are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
    16 For where there is a testament, the death of the testator must of necessity intervene.
    17 For a testament is of force, after men are dead: otherwise it is not yet of force, whilst the testator liveth.
    18 Whereupon neither was the first indeed dedicated without blood.
    19 For when every commandment of the law had been read by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
    20 Saying: *This is the blood of the testament, which God hath enjoined unto you.
    21 The tabernacle also and all the vessels of the ministry, in like manner, he sprinkled with blood.
    22 And almost all things, according to the law, are cleansed with blood: and without the shedding of blood, there is no remission.
    23 It is necessary, therefore, that the patterns of heavenly things should be cleansed with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
    24 For Jesus hath not entered into the holies made with hands, the patterns of the true: but into heaven itself, that he may appear now in the presence of God for us:
    25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holies every year with the blood of others:
    26 For then he ought to have suffered often from the beginning of the world: but now once at the end of ages, he hath appeared for the destruction of sin, by the sacrifice of himself.
    27 And as it is appointed for men once to die, and after this the judgment:
    28 *So also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many; the second time he shall appear without sin to them that expect him unto salvation.



    HEBREWS
    THE
    EPISTLE OF S. PAUL, THE APOSTLE,
    TO THE HEBREWS.

    HEBREWS 1

    CHAPTER I.

    God spoke of old by the prophets, but now by his Son, who is incomparably greater than the Angels.

    1 God having spoken at different times and in many ways, in times past, to the fathers, by the prophets: last of all,
    2 In these days hath spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the world:
    3 *Who being the splendour of his glory, and the figure of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high:
    4 Being made so much better than the Angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they.
    5 For, to which of the Angels hath he said at any time: *Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee?  And again: *I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
    6 And again, when he introduceth the first begotten into the world, he saith: *And let all the Angels of God adore him.
    7 And to the Angels indeed he saith: *He that maketh his Angels, spirits: and his ministers, a flame of fire.
    8 But to the Son: *Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of justice is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
    9 Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore, God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy partners.
    10 And: *Thou in the beginning, O Lord, hast found the earth: and the heavens are the works of thy hands.
    11 They shall perish, but thou shalt continue: and they shall all grow old as a garment:
    12 And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: but thou art the self-same, and thy years shall not fail.
    13 But to which of the Angels said he at any time: *Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool?
    14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to minister for them, who shall receive the inheritance of salvation?____________________
    *
    3:  Wisd. vii. 26.
    5:  Ps. ii. 7. --- ** 2 Kings vii. 14.
    6:  Ps. xcvi. 7.
    7:  Ps. ciii. 4.
    8:  Ps. xliv. 7.
    10:  Ps. ci. 26.
    13:  Ps. cix. 1.; 1 Cor. i. 25.
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    HEBREWS 2

    CHAPTER II.

    The transgression of the precepts of the Son of God is far more condemnable than of those of the Old Testament, given by Angels.

    1 Therefore ought we more diligently to observe the things which we have heard: lest perhaps we should let them slip.
    2 For if the word, spoken by Angels became steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward:
    3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation? which having begun to be declared by the Lord, was confirmed to us, by them that heard,
    4 *God also bearing them witness by signs, and wonders, and divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.
    5 For God hath not subjected to the Angels the world to come, of which we speak.
    6 But one in a certain place hath testified, saying; *What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
    7 Thou hast made him a little lower than the Angels: thou hast crowned him with glory and honour: and hast set him over the works of thy hands:
    8 *Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet.  For in that he subjected all things to him, he left nothing not subject to him.  But now we see not as yet all things subject to him.
    9 *But we see Jesus, who was made a little less than the Angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour: that through the grace of God he might taste death for all.
    10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, who had brought many children into glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect by suffering.
    11 For both he who sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all of one.  For which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying:
    12 *I will declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the church will I praise thee.
    13 And again: *I will put my trust in him: And again: *Behold I, and my children, whom God hath given me.
    14 Forasmuch then as the children were partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same: that, *through death, he might destroy him who had the empire of death, that is to say, the devil:
    15 And might deliver them, who, through the fear of death, were all their lifetime subject to slavery.
    16 For nowhere doth he take hold of the Angels: but of the seed of Abraham he taketh hold.
    17 Wherefore it behoved him in all things to be made like to his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest before God, expiate the sins of the people.
    18 For in that, wherein he himself hath suffered and been tempted, he is able to succour those also who are tempted.____________________
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    4:  Mark xvi. 20.
    6:  Ps. viii. 5.
    8:  Matt. xxviii. 18.; 1 Cor. xv. 26.
    9:  Philip. ii. 8.
    12:  Ps. xxi. 23.
    13:  Ps. xvii. 3. --- ** Isai. viii. 18.
    14:  Osee xiii. 14.; 1 Cor. xv. 51.
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    HEBREWS 3

    CHAPTER III.

    Christ is more excellent than Moses: and therefore we must adhere to him by faith and obedience.

    1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly vocation, consider the apostle and high priest of our confession, Jesus:
    2 Who is faithful to him who appointed him, as was also *Moses in all his house.
    3 For this man was deemed worthy of greater glory than Moses, by so much as he who hath built the house, hath greater honour than the house.
    4 For every house is built by some man: but he that created all things, is God.
    5 And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken:
    6 But Christ, as the Son in his own house: which house are we, if we hold fast the confidence, and glory of hope unto the end.
    7 Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith: *To-day, if you shall hear his voice,
    8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the desert,
    9 Where your fathers tempted me, proved, and saw my works,
    10 Forty years: For which cause I was offended with this generation, and I said: They always err in heart.  And they have not known my ways,
    11 As I have sworn in my wrath: If they shall enter into my rest.
    12 Take heed, brethren, lest perhaps there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, to depart from the living God:
    13 But exhort one another every day, whilst to-day is named: lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
    14 For we are made partakers of Christ: yet so if we hold the beginning of his substance firm unto the end.
    15 While it is said: To-day, if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in that provocation.
    16 For some who heard did provoke: but not all who came out of Egypt by Moses.
    17 And with whom was he offended forty years?  Was it not with those who sinned, *whose carcasses fell in the desert?
    18 And to whom did he swear that they should not enter into his rest: but to them that believed not.
    19 And we see that they could not enter in, because of unbelief.
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    *
    2:  Num. xii. 7.
    7:  Ps. xciv. 8.; Infra iv. 7.
    17:  Num. xiv. 37.
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    HEBREWS 4

    CHAPTER IV.

    The Christian's rest: we are to enter into it through Jesus Christ.

    1 Let us, therefore, fear, lest perhaps forsaking the promise of entering into his rest, any of you be thought to be wanting.
    2 For to us also it hath been declared as well as to them, but the word of hearing did not profit them, not being mixed with the faith of those things which they heard.
    3 For we, who have believed, shall enter into rest; as he said: *As I have sworn in my wrath: If they shall enter into my rest: and this when the works from the foundation of the world were finished.
    4 For in a certain place he spoke of the seventh day thus: *And God rested the seventh day from all his works.
    5 And in this place again: If they shall enter into my rest.
    6 Seeing then it remaineth that some are to enter into it, and they, to whom it was first preached, did not enter in because of unbelief:
    7 Again he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To-day, after so long a time, as it is above said: *To-day, if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
    8 For if Jesus had given them rest, he would never have afterwards spoken of another day.
    9 There remaineth, therefore, a rest for the people of God.
    10 For he who is entered into his rest: he also hath rested from his works, as God from his.
    11 Let us hasten, therefore, to enter into that rest: lest any man fall into the same example of unbelief.
    12 For the word of God is living and effectual, and more penetrating than any two-edged sword: and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also, and the marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    13 *Neither is there any creature invisible in his sight: but all things are naked and open to the eyes of him, to whom our speech is.
    14 Having, therefore, a great high priest who hath penetrated into the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
    15 For we have not a high priest, who cannot have compassion on our infirmities: but one tempted in all things like as we are, without sin.
    16 Let us go, therefore, with confidence to the throne of grace: that we may obtain mercy, and find grace in seasonable aid.
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    *
    3:  Ps. xciv. 11.
    4:  Gen. ii. 2.
    7:  Supra iii. 7.
    13:  Ps. xxxiii. 16.; Eccli. xv. 20.
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    HEBREWS 5

    CHAPTER V.

    The office of a high priest.  Christ is our high priest.

    1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins:
    2 Who can have compassion on them that are ignorant, and err: because he himself also is encompassed with infirmity.
    3 And therefore he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
    4 *Neither doth any man take the honour to himself but he that is called by God, as Aaron was.
    5 So also Christ did not glorify himself to be made a high priest: but he that said to him: *Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
    6 As he saith also in another place: *Thou art a priest forever, according to the order of Melchisedech.
    7 Who in the days of his flesh, offering up prayers and supplications, with a strong cry and tears to him, that was able to save him from death, was heard for his reverence.
    8 And whereas indeed he was the Son of God, he learned obedience by the things which he suffered:
    9 And being consummated, he became the cause of eternal salvation to all that obey him,
    10 Called by God a high priest, according to the order of Melchisedech.
    11 Of whom we have great things to say, and hard to be intelligibly uttered: because you are become weak to hear.
    12 For whereas for the time you ought to be masters; you have need to be taught again what are the first rudiments of the oracles of God: and you are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food.
    13 For every one that is a partaker of milk, is unskilful in the word of justice: for he is a little child.
    14 But solid food is for the perfect: for those who by use have their senses exercised to the discerning of good and evil.
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    *
    4:  Exod. xxviii. 1.; 2 Par. xxvi. 18.
    5:  Ps. ii. 7.
    6:  Ps. cix. 4.
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    HEBREWS 6

    CHAPTER VI.

    He warns them of the danger of falling by apostacy; and exhorts them to patience and perseverance.

    1 Wherefore, leaving the word of the beginning of Christ, let us go on to things more perfect, not laying again the foundation of penance from dead works, and of faith towards God,
    2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and imposition of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
    3 And this we will do, if God will permit.
    4 *For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, have tasted also the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
    5 Have moreover tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
    6 And are fallen away, to be renewed again unto penance, crucifying again to themselves the Son of God, and making a mockery of him.
    7 For the earth that drinketh in the rain which cometh often upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is tilled, receiveth blessing from God.
    8 But that which bringeth forth thorns and briers, is rejected; and very near to a curse, whose end is to be burnt.
    9 But my dearly beloved, we trust better things of you, and nearer to salvation: though we thus speak.
    10 For God is not unjust, that he should forget your work, and the love which you have shewn in his name, you who have ministered, and do minister to the saints.
    11 And we desire that every one of you shew forth the same carefulness to the accomplishing of hope unto the end:
    12 That you become not slothful, but followers of them, who through faith and patience shall inherit the promises.
    13 For God promising to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom he might swear, swore by himself,
    14 Saying: *Unless blessing, I will bless thee, and multiplying, I will multiply thee.
    15 And so after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
    16 For men swear by one greater than themselves; and an oath, for confirmation, is the end of all their controversy.
    17 Wherein God, meaning more abundantly to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed an oath:
    18 That by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have the strongest comfort, who have fled for refuge, to hold fast the hope set before us:
    19 Which we have as an anchor of the soul, sure and firm, and which entereth even within the veil,
    20 Where the forerunner, Jesus, is entered for us, made a high priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech.
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    *
    4:  Mat. xii. 45.; Infra x. 26.; 2 Pet. ii. 20.
    14:  Gen. xxii. 16.
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    HEBREWS 7

    CHAPTER VII.

    The priesthood of Christ, according to the order of Melchisedech, excels the Levitical priesthood, and puts an end both to that and to the law.

    1 For *this Melchisedech, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him:
    2 To whom also Abraham divided the tithes of all: who indeed first by interpretation is king of justice: and then also king of Salem, that is, king of peace,
    3 Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, but likened unto the Son of God, continueth a priest for ever.
    4 Now consider how great this man is, to whom also Abraham, the patriarch, gave tithes out of the chief spoils.
    5 And indeed they  of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, *have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is to, of their brethren: though they themselves also came out of the loins of Abraham.
    6 But he, whose pedigree is not numbered among them, received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him, who had the promises.
    7 And without all contradiction, that which is less, is blessed by the better.
    8 And here indeed, men who die, receive thithes: but there he of whom it is testified, that he liveth.
    9 And (as it may be said) even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes through Abraham:
    10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedech met him.
    11 If then perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law) what further need was there that another priest should rise, according to the order of Melchisedech, and not be called according to the order of Aaron?
    12 For the priesthood being translated, it is necessary that a translation also be made of the law.
    13 For he, of whom these things are spoken, is of another tribe, of which no one gave attendance at the altar.
    14 For it is evident that our Lord sprung out of Juda: in which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priests.
    15 And it is yet far more evident: if, according to the similitude of Melchisedech, there arise another priest,
    16 Who is made not according to the law of a carnal commandment, but according to the power of an indissoluble life:
    17 For he testifieth: *Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech.
    18 There is indeed an abrogation of the former commandment, because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof:
    19 For the law brought nothing to perfection: but the introduction of a better hope, by which we approach to God.
    20 And inasmuch as it is not without an oath, (for the others indeed were made priests without an oath:
    21 But he with an oath, by him that said to him: *The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent: thou art a priest for ever:)
    22 By so much is Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
    23 And the others indeed were made many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing:
    24 But he, because he continueth for ever, hath an everlasting priesthood,
    25 Whereby he is able also to save for ever them that approach to God by himself: always living to make intercession for us.
    26 For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens:
    27 Who needeth not daily as the priests, *to offer sacrifices first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, by offering up himself.
    28 For the law maketh men priests, who have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which is after the law, the Son who is perfected for evermore.
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    *
    1:  Gen. xiv. 18.
    5:  Deut. xviii. 2.; Josue xiv. 4.
    17:  Psal. cix. 4.
    21:  Psal. cix. 4.
    27:  Lev. xvi. 6.
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    HEBREWS 8

    CHAPTER VIII.

    More of the excellence of the priesthood of Christ, and of the New Testament.

    1 Now of the things spoken, the sum is: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of majesty in the heavens;
    2 A minister of the holies, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord hath pitched, and not man.
    3 For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is necessary that he also should have something to offer:
    4 If then he were on earth, he would not be a priest: seeing there would be others who should offer gifts according to the law,
    5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things.  As it was answered to Moses, when he was to finish the tabernacle: See* (saith he) that thou make all things according to the pattern which was shewn thee on the mount.
    6 But now he hath obtained a better ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better testament, which is established on better promises.
    7 For if the former had been faultless, there should not indeed a place have been sought for a second.
    8 For finding fault with them, he saith: *Behold, the days shall come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new testament with the house of Israel and with the house of Juda,
    9 Not according to the testament which I made with their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt: for they continued not in my testament: and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
    10 For this is the testament, which I will make to the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: I will give my laws into their mind, and I will write them in their heart: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:
    11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying: Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest of them:
    12 Because I will be merciful to their iniquities, and their sins I will remember no more.
    13 Now in saying a new, he hath made the former old.  And that which decayeth and groweth old, is near its end.
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    *
    5:  Exod. xxv. 40.; Acts vii. 44.
    8:  Jer. xxxi. 31.
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    HEBREWS 9

    CHAPTER IX.

    The sacrifices of the law were far inferior to that of Christ.

    1 The former indeed had ordinances of worship, and a worldly sanctuary.
    2 *For the first tabernacle was made, wherein were the candlesticks, and the table, and the setting forth of loaves, which is called the holy.
    3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle, which is called the holy of holies:
    4 Having a golden *censer, and the ark of the covenant covered about on every part with gold, in which was the golden urn that had the manna, and the rod of Aaron that had blossomed, and the *tables of the testament.
    5 And over it were the cherubims of glory overshadowing the propitiatory: of which it is not needful to speak now particularly.
    6 Now these things being thus ordered: into the first tabernacle the priests indeed always entered, accomplishing the rites of the sacrifices:
    7 But into the second, the high priest alone, *once a year; not without blood, which he offereth for his own, and the people's ignorance:
    8 The Holy Ghost signifying this, that the way of the holies was not yet made manifest, whilst the former tabernacle was yet standing.
    9 Which is a parable of the time present: according to which gifts and sacrifices are offered, which cannot, as to the conscience, make him perfect that serveth only in meats and in drinks,
    10 And divers washings, and carnal ordinances, enjoined until the time of correction.
    11 But Christ coming, a high priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hand, that is, not of this creation:
    12 Neither by the blood of goats, or of calves, but by his own blood, entered once into the sanctuary, having obtained eternal redemption.
    13 *For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of a heifer, being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh:
    14 *How much more shall the blood of Christ, who, through the Holy Ghost, offered himself without spot to God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God?
    15 And, therefore, he is the mediator of the new testament: *that by means of his death, for the redemption of those transgressions, which were under the former testament, they who are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
    16 For where there is a testament, the death of the testator must of necessity intervene.
    17 For a testament is of force, after men are dead: otherwise it is not yet of force, whilst the testator liveth.
    18 Whereupon neither was the first indeed dedicated without blood.
    19 For when every commandment of the law had been read by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
    20 Saying: *This is the blood of the testament, which God hath enjoined unto you.
    21 The tabernacle also and all the vessels of the ministry, in like manner, he sprinkled with blood.
    22 And almost all things, according to the law, are cleansed with blood: and without the shedding of blood, there is no remission.
    23 It is necessary, therefore, that the patterns of heavenly things should be cleansed with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
    24 For Jesus hath not entered into the holies made with hands, the patterns of the true: but into heaven itself, that he may appear now in the presence of God for us:
    25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holies every year with the blood of others:
    26 For then he ought to have suffered often from the beginning of the world: but now once at the end of ages, he hath appeared for the destruction of sin, by the sacrifice of himself.
    27 And as it is appointed for men once to die, and after this the judgment:
    28 *So also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many; the second time he shall appear without sin to them that expect him unto salvation.
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    *
    2:  Exod. xxvi. 1. and xxxvi. 8.
    4:  Lev. xvi.; Num. xxvi. --- ** 3 Kings viii. 9.; 2 Par. v. 10.
    7:  Exod. xxx. 10.; Lev. xvi. 2.
    13:  Lev. xvi. 15.
    14:  1 Pet. i. 19.; 1 John i. 7.; Apoc. i. 5.
    15:  Gal. iii. 15.
    20:  Exod. xxiv. 8.
    28:  Rom. v. 9.; 1 Pet. iii. 18.
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    HEBREWS 10

    CHAPTER X.

    Because of the insufficiency of the sacrifices of the law, Christ, our high priest, shed his own blood for us, offering up once for all the sacrifice of our redemption.  He exhorts them to perseverance.

    1 For the law having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very image of the things: can never with those same sacrifices which, they offer continually every year, make the comers thereunto perfect:
    2 For then they would have ceased to be offered: because the worshippers once cleansed should have no conscience of sin any longer:
    3 But in them a remembrance of sins is made every year.
    4 For it is impossible that with the blood of oxen and goats sin should be taken away.
    5 Therefore coming into the world, he saith: *Sacrifice and oblation thou wouldest not: but a body thou hast fitted to me:
    6 Holocausts for sin did not please thee.
    7 Then said I: Behold I come:* in the head of the book it is written of me: that I should do thy will, O God.
    8 In saying before: Sacrifices and oblations, and holocausts, for sin thou wouldest not, neither are they pleasing to thee, which are offered according to the law.
    9 Then said I: Behold, I come to do thy will, O God: he taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
    10 In which will, we are sanctified by the oblation of the body of Jesus Christ once.
    11 And every priest indeed standeth daily ministering, and often offering the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
    12 But he offering one sacrifice for sins, for ever sitteth on the right hand of God,
    13 From henceforth expecting *until his enemies be made his footstool.
    14 For by one oblation he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
    15 And the Holy Ghost also doth testify this to us.  For after he said:
    16 *And this is the testament which I will make unto them after those days, saith the Lord, I will give my laws in their hearts, and in their minds I will write them:
    17 And their sins and iniquities I will remember no more.
    18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no more an offering for sin.
    19 Having therefore, brethren, a confidence in the entering into the sanctuary by the blood of Christ,
    20 A new and living way, which he hath dedicated for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh,
    21 And a high priest over the house of God:
    22 Let us draw near with a true heart in fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with clean water.
    23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering (for he is faithful who hath promised),
    24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto charity and to good works:
    25 Not forsaking our assembly as some are accustomed, but comforting one another, and so much the more as you see the day approaching.
    26 *For if we sin wilfully after having the knowledge of the truth, there is now left no sacrifice for sins,
    27 But a certain dreadful expectation of judgment and the rage of a fire, which shall consume the adversaries.
    28 A man making void the law of Moses, dieth without any mercy under *two or three witnesses:
    29 How much more, do you think he deserveth worse punishments, who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath esteemed the blood of the testament unclean, with which he was sanctified, and hath offered an outrage to the Spirit of grace?
    30 For we know him who hath said: *Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.  And again: The Lord shall judge his people.
    31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
    32 But call to mind the former days, wherein, being illuminated, you sustained a great conflict of afflictions,
    33 And on the one part indeed, by reproaches and tribulations made a spectacle: and on the other, made companions of them that were so treated.
    34 For you also had compassion on those who were in chains, and received with joy the plundering of your goods, knowing that you have a better and permanent substance.
    35 Do not therefore lose your confidence, which hath a great reward.
    36 For patience is necessary for you: that doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.
    37 For yet a very little while, and he that is to come will come, and will not delay.
    38 *But my just man liveth by faith: but if he withdraw himself, he shall not please my soul.
    39 But we are not the children of withdrawing unto perdition, but of faith to the salvation of the soul.
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    *
    5:  Ps. xxxix. 7.
    7:  Ps. xxxix. 8.
    13:  Ps. cix. 2.; 1 Cor. xv. 25.
    16:  Jer. xxxi. 33.; Supra viii 8.
    26:  Supra vi. 4.
    28:  Deut. xvii. 6.; Mat. xviii. 16.; John viii. 17.; 2 Cor. xiii. 1.
    30:  Deut. xxxii. 35.; Rom. xii. 19.
    38:  Habac. ii. 4.; Rom. i. 17.; Gal. iii. 11.
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    HEBREWS 11

    CHAPTER XI.

    What faith is: its wonderful fruits and efficacy, demonstrated in the fathers.

    1 Now faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not.
    2 For by this the ancients obtained a testimony.
    3 *By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God; that from invisible things visible things might be made.
    4 *By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice exceeding that of Cain, *by which he obtained a testimony that he was just, God giving testimony to his gifts; and by it he being dead, yet speaketh.
    5 *By faith Henoch was translated, that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had testimony that he pleased God.
    6 But without faith it is impossible to please God.  For he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and is a rewarder to them that seek him.
    7 *By faith Noe having received an answer concerning those things which as yet were not seen, moved with fear, framed the ark for the saving of his family, whereby he condemned the world: and was instituted heir of the justice which is by faith.
    8 *By faith he that is called Abraham, obeyed, to go out into a place which he was to receive for an inheritance: and he went out not knowing whither he went.
    9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in cottages, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
    10 For he looked for a city that hath foundations: whose builder and maker is God.
    11 *By faith also Sara herself, being barren, received strength to conceive seed, even past the time of age: because she believed that he was faithful who had promised.
    12 For which cause there sprung, even from one (and him as dead) as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea-shore, innumerable.
    13 All these died according to faith, not having received the promises, but beholding them afar off, and saluting them, and confessing, that they are pilgrims and strangers on the earth.
    14 For they that say these things, do signify that they seek a country.
    15 And truly if they had been mindful of that from whence they came out, they had doubtless time to return:
    16 But now they desire a better, that is to say, a heavenly one.  Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
    17 *By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered Isaac; and he who had received the promises, offered up his only begotten son:
    18 To whom it was said: *That in Isaac shall seed be called to thee:
    19 Accounting that God is able to raise up even from the dead: from whence also he received him for a parable.
    20 *By faith also Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
    21 *By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph: **and worshipped the top of his staff.
    22 *By faith Joseph, when dying, made mention of the going out of the children of Israel: and gave commandment concerning his bones.
    23 *By faith Moses when he was born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw he was a comely infant, **and they feared not the king's edict.
    24 *By faith Moses, when he was grown up, denied himself to be the son of Pharao's daughter,
    25 Choosing rather to be afflicted with the people of God, than to have the pleasure of sin for a time;
    26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasure of the Egyptians: for he looked to the reward.
    27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the fierceness of the king: for he endured as seeing him that is invisible.
    28 *By faith he celebrated the pasch, and the shedding of the blood: that he, who destroyed the first born, might not touch them.
    29 *By faith they passed through the Red Sea, as by dry land: which the Egyptians attempting, were swallowed up.
    30 *By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, by the going round them seven days.
    31 *By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with the unbelievers, receiving the spies with peace.
    32 And what shall I yet say?  For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, of Barac, of Samson, of Jephthe, of David, of Samuel, and of the prophets:
    33 Who by faith subdued kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained the promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
    34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness regained strength, became valiant in war, put to flight the armies of foreigners:
    35 Women received their dead raised to life again: but others were racked, not accepting deliverance, that they might find a better resurrection.
    36 And others had trial of mockeries and stripes, moreover also of bands and prisons:
    37 They were stoned, they were cut asunder, they were tempted, they were put to death by the sword, they wandered about in sheep skins, in goat skins, being in want, distressed, afflicted:
    38 Of whom the world was not worthy: wandering in deserts, in mountains, and in dens, and in caves of the earth.
    39 And all these being approved by the testimony of faith, received not the promise,
    40 God providing something better for us, that they should not be perfected without us.
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    *
    3:  Gen. i. 4.
    4:  Gen. iv. 4. --- ** Mat. xxiii. 35.
    5:  Gen. v. 24.; Eccli. xliv. 16.
    7:  Gen. vi. 14.; Eccli. xliv. 17.
    8:  Gen. xii. 1.
    11:  Gen. xvii. 19.
    17:  Gen. xxii. 1.; Eccli. xliv. 21.
    18:  Gen. xxi. 12.; Rom. ix. 7.
    20:  Gen. xxvii. 27. 39.
    21:  Gen. xlviii. 15. --- ** Gen. xlvii. 31.
    22:  Gen. l. 23.
    23:  Exod. ii. 2. --- ** Exod. i. 17.
    24:  Exod. ii. 11.
    28:  Exod. xii. 21.
    29:  Exod. xiv. 22.
    30:  Josue vi. 20.
    31:  Josue ii. 3.; James ii. 25.
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    HEBREWS 12

    CHAPTER XII.

    Exhortation to constancy under their crosses.  The danger of abusing the grace of the new testament.

    1 And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over us, *laying aside every weight and the sin which surroundeth us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us:
    2 Looking on Jesus the author and finisher of faith, who having joy proposed to him, underwent the cross, despising the shame, and sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God.
    3 For reflect upon him who endured such opposition from sinners against himself: that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds,
    4 For you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin:
    5 And you have forgotten the consolation which speaketh to you, as to children, saying: *My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord: neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him.
    6 For whom the Lord loveth he chastiseth: and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
    7 Persevere in discipline.  God offered himself to you as to sons: for what son is there, whom the father doth not correct?
    8 But if you be without discipline, whereof all are made partakers: then are you bastards, and not sons.
    9 Moreover we have had indeed for instructor, the fathers of our flesh, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits and live?
    10 And they indeed for a few days instructed us according to their own will: but he, for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
    11 Now all discipline for the present indeed seemeth to bring not joy, but sorrow: but afterwards it will yield to them that are exercised by it, the most peaceable fruit of justice.
    12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,
    13 And make straight steps with your feet: that no one halting may go astray, but rather be healed.
    14 *Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see God:
    15 Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder, and by it many be defiled.
    16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, *as Esau: who for one mess sold his first birth-right:
    17 For know ye that *afterwards when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, although with tears he had sought it.
    18 *For you are not come to a mountain that might be touched, and a burning fire, and a whirlwind, and darkness, and tempest,
    19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words, which they that heard excused themselves, that the word might not be spoken to them.
    20 For they did not endure that which was said: *And if a beast shall touch the mountain, it shall be stoned.
    21 And so terrible was that which was seen, Moses said: I am frightened, and tremble.
    22 But you are come to Mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of Angels,
    23 And to the church of the first-born, who are written in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect,
    24 And to Jesus, the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood which speaketh better than that of Abel.
    25 See that you refuse not him who speaketh.  For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke upon the earth: much less we, who turn away from him that speaketh to us from heaven.
    26 Whose voice then moved the earth: but now he promiseth, saying: *Yet once: and I will move not only the earth, but heaven also.
    27 And in that he saith: Yet once: he signifieth the translation of the moveable things, as of the things that are made, that those things may remain which are immoveable.
    28 Wherefore receiving an immoveable kingdom, we have grace: whereby let us serve, pleasing God with fear and reverence.
    29 *For our God is a consuming fire.
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    1:  Rom. vi. 4.; Ephes. iv. 22.; Coloss. iii. 8.; 1 Pet. ii. 1. and iv. 2.
    5:  Prov. iii. 11.; Apoc. iii. 19.
    14:  Rom. xii. 18.
    16:  Gen. xxv. 33.
    17:  Gen. xxvii. 38.
    18:  Ex. xix. 12. and xx. 21.
    20: Ex. xix. 13.
    26:  Agg. ii. 7.
    29:  Deut. iv. 24.
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    HEBREWS 13

    CHAPTER XIII.

    Divers admonitions and exhortations.

    1 Let fraternal charity abide in you.
    2 *And hospitality do not forget, for by this some, **being not aware of it, have entertained Angels.
    3 Remember them that are in bands, as if you were bound with them: and them that are afflicted, as being yourselves also in the body.
    4 Marriage honourable in all, and the bed undefiled.  For God will judge fornicators and adulterers.
    5 Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have: for he hath said: *I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee.
    6 So that we may confidently say: *The Lord is my helper: I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
    7 Remember your prelates, who have spoken to you the word of God: reflecting on the end of their conversation, imitate their faith.
    8 Jesus Christ yesterday, and to-day; and the same for ever.
    9 Be not led away with various and strange doctrines.  For it is best to establish the heart with grace, not with meats: which have not profited those that walk in them.
    10 We have an altar, whereof they have no power to eat who serve the tabernacle.
    11 *For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary for sin by the high priest, are burned without the camp.
    12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate.
    13 Let us go forth, therefore, to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
    14 [*?]For we have not here a permanent city, but we seek one to come.
    15 By him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is the fruit of lips glorifying his name.
    16 And do not forget to do good, and to impart: for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained.
    17 Obey your prelates, and be subject to them.  For they watch, as being to render an account of your souls, that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: for this is not expedient for you.
    18 Pray for us: for we trust that we have a good conscience, being willing to behave ourselves well in all things.
    19 And I beseech you the more to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
    20 And may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great pastor of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the blood of the everlasting testament,
    21 Make you perfect in every good work, that you may do his will: working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ: to whom is glory for ever and ever.  Amen.
    22 And I beseech you, brethren, that you suffer the word of consolation.  For I have written to you in few words.
    23 Know ye that our brother, Timothy, is set at liberty: with whom (if he come shortly) I will see you.
    24 Salute all your prelates, and all the saints.  The brethren of Italy salute you.
    25 Grace be with you all.  Amen.
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    2:  Rom. xii. 13.; 1 Pet. iv. 9. --- ** Gen. xviii. 3. and xix. 2.
    5:  Josue ii. 5.
    6:  Ps. cxvii. 6.
    11:  Lev. xvi. 27.
    [14:?] Mich. ii. 10.
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  • taihen doumo arigatou gozaimasu Stephanos II sama:
    タイヘン ドウモ アリガトウ ゴザイマス ステファノII サマ:

    specially article of ONI and quote from old and new bible.

    it was interesting that  in  "2 KINGS 7"  it say "CHAPTER VII. Why have you not built me a house of cedar?"  because, shinto temple and small carrying temple ( omikoshi ) , they both have to be made of Cedar ( special type of Cedar )  , they are not allow to use any steel nail.  and Omikoshi  ( carrying temple ) is made from wood and usually have thin gold covering.
    this special type of Cedar is red in color, and termite do not eat them, and become stronger as it age and maximum strength is reached at 800 years after.

    in Shikoku mountain, we had a tradition , that several families are assigned to have fire burning all day and all night continuously.  if they fail to do so, punishment was death.  the fire was burned at top of the mountain.  I heard Israel people have similar custom, actually Catholic also have similar custom, that candle is burn all the time near Tabernacle.

    other similarity is that before enter shinto temple, one must take ritual bath, now day, it is simplified they just ask to wash hand, may be foot, and inside of mouth.

    Sumo Japanese wrestling  is actually religious rite, not sports. that is why always Shinto priest is there.  First there is rope in circle, Sinto Priest make the inside of rope holy using Salt.

    often, Sumo is wrestling with in-visual opponent.  sometime against wooden pole. against another person is actually modified form.

    some say this story is similar to when Jacob/Israel wrestle with angle.

    link below has some word which are similar to old Hebrew words. that include those words used in sumo wrestling. also say some of the traditional song contain old Hebrew words.
    http://yojiseki.exblog.jp/9371913







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  • Shinto temple , it has some similarity to Catholic church, it has high altar, priest is facing God , not toward people.  High Altar is elevated from other area. and there is rolled up blind between high altar and rest, in this picture it is open.



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  • here is more information, just in case you can read Japanese,  if not there is a lot of pictures.

    http://www2.biglobe.ne.jp/remnant/091shintou.htm

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  • Ohio gozaimasu AgnesRoma sama,

    Do itashimashite.

    I read the links.

    People have been chasing the ten lost tribes of Israel for a very long time. Those tribes were absorbed into Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) a very long time ago, well before the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

    The mikoshi is an equivalent of the Buddhist butsudan and the pagan Mesopotamian and Graeco-Egyptienne and earlier Semitic boxes to carry idol statues of pagan gods. It is what is inside the box that matters. Just like a pagan temple including Shinto shrines. It is what is worshiped there that matters. False gods and all goddesses (all goddesses are false gods), including all the Kami of Shinto, lead to hell.

    A very important note on the Ark of the Covenant of the Hebrews. It is now gone and NOT to be replaced by any material thing.

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    HEBREWS 9

    CHAPTER IX.

    The sacrifices of the law were far inferior to that of Christ.

     
    verse 8 The Holy Spirit signifying this, that the way of the holies was not yet made manifest, whilst the former tabernacle was yet standing.



    Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ IS the Person who completes forever the Eternal Covenant of God. The Ark of the covenant of the Hebrews only pointed the way to Him. Now that He has come, the Ark of wood and metal doesn't matter any more at all.

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    HEBREWS 9

    CHAPTER IX.

    The sacrifices of the law were far inferior to that of Christ.


    verse 11 But Christ coming, a high priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hand, that is, not of this creation:

    verse 12 Neither by the blood of goats, or of calves, but by his own blood, entered once into the sanctuary, having obtained eternal redemption.





    The Kami of the Shinto religion are false gods/goddesses directly related to ancient Mesopotamian gods/goddesses through the burial mound religion of Mesopotamia which is the exact source of the original Japanese burial mound religion that Shinto came from.

    Amaterasu is the ancient Japanese sun goddess version of the mother goddess of the ancient world. The original mother goddess from which all other mother goddesses of the entire world originate is Nammu of Osiria-Mesopotamia, the land of Shinar. It is the Devil as a serpent goddess. It may not be worshiped by Catholics, not ever. Amaterasu is said to give birth to three other goddesses which makes her a triple goddess and therefore the Japanese equivalent to Isis the Egyptian Gnostic goddess of black magic. Shinto worships the forces of nature and nature worship is pagan and also constitutes the very grievous sin of witchcraft. Catholics worship the God who created nature but we do not worship nature - that is a form of idolatry and forbidden by God.

    Concerning non-Christian (pagan) festivals, Catholics may observe but NOT participate; they may not host such things either for that is participation.

    Here is the central temple of Shinto and Amaterasu, Ise Jingu, Mie prefecture, Japan:



    The posts in the below...

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    The only building on the empty site, which retains its sacredness for the intervening twenty years, is a small wooden shed or hut (oi-ya) inside of which is a post about seven feet high known as shin-no-mihashira (literally the august column of the heart, or more freely translated as sacred central post). The new shrine will be erected over and around this post which are the holiest and most mysterious objects in the Ise Shrine. They remain hidden at all times.



    ...are idols just like the forbidden tree idols and poles etc. all forbidden by God in the Old Testament and the New Testament. In particular the pole or post is an idol and sign of the mother goddess which is in actuality the Devil. Catholics may never worship the mother goddess. That would be apostasy.

    For information only:

    Sacred Places: Shrine at Ise, Japan

    http://witcombe.sbc.edu/sacredplaces/ise.html
    ISE SHRINE, JAPAN


    Trees and stones have long been objects of deep devotion in Japan. Originally there were no shrine buildings; instead a tree, forest, or a large boulder or a mountain, festooned with ropes, would be the focus of worship.

    In Japan the mysterious forces of nature, called ke, were believed to permeate palpable matter and formless space (collectively called mono in Japanese) to create mononoke. Mononoke was seen to coalesce in trees and stones. Certain trees, especially the cryptomeria and the evergreen sakaki, were considered sacred for this reason. When one of these trees was felled and the wood used in the construction of a shrine, this sacred quality was believed to follow it into the building. The sacred tree itself was literally and symbolically present in the form of a pillar or post around which the shrine was constructed.

    The great Shinto shrine at Ise is built amid a dense forest of giant cryptomeria trees next to the Isuzu River at the foot of Mount Kamiji and Mount Shimaji in the Mie Prefecture [see Mie Prefecture] in southern Honshu, Japan. Crossing the Uji Bridge and passing through the large torii gate marking the entrance to the shrine, a long path leads to Ise Jingu (Ise Grand Shrine).

    The shrine consists of two groups of buildings: the Imperial Shrine (Kotai Jingu), also known as the Naiku (inner shrine), and the Toyouke Shrine (Toyouke Daijingu ) which constitutes the Geku or outer shrine. The Naiku is dedicated to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu Omikami (Heaven-Illuminating Great Deity), and the Geku to the Goddess of Cereals Toyouke Omikami (Abundant Food Great Deity). Each shrine is composed of a number of buildings, including ancillary shrines, workshops, storehouses, etc. Each shrine has an inner precinct with a main sanctuary and two attendant shrines, as well as treasuries, fences, and gates.

    Both shrines are constructed of wood, and every twenty years both are totally rebuilt on an adjoining site. The empty site of the previous shrine (called the kodenchi) is strewn with large white pebbles. The only building on the empty site, which retains its sacredness for the intervening twenty years, is a small wooden shed or hut (oi-ya) inside of which is a post about seven feet high known as shin-no-mihashira (literally the august column of the heart, or more freely translated as sacred central post). The new shrine will be erected over and around this post which are the holiest and most mysterious objects in the Ise Shrine. They remain hidden at all times.


     
    The oi-ya in the old shrine compound of the Naiku

    Kenzo Tange and Noboru Kawazoe (p. 167, see Bibliography below) suggest that:

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    the erection of a single post in the center of a sacred area strewn with stones represents the form taken by Japanese places of worship in very ancient times; the shin-no-mihashira would thus be the survival of a symbolism from a very pimitive symbolism to the present day.


    The present buildings reproduce the temple first ceremoniously rebuilt in 692 CE by Empress Jito. The first temple had been built by her husband Emperor Temmu (678-686), the first Mikado to rule over a united Japan.

    Emperor Temmu had established Ise as the principal cult shrine of Imperial Japan, but the site itself, and the cryptomeria trees that grew on it, were already sacred before then. The cryptomeria is a tree associated with Shinto shrines. The principal sacred plant of Shinto, however, is the sakaki (a shrub related to the tea bush). The shin-no-mihashira is taken to represent a branch of the sakaki stuck upright in the ground.

    The chambers of the shrines are raised on timber piles which themselves are analogous to the central sacred post. The roof is not supported by the walls (although the rafters do rest on purlins), but the ridge beam is carried instead by two large columns at either end which embedded directly into the ground without any foundation.

    Besides trees, at the Ise Shrine are many subsidiary shrines of rocks from the sea which are regarded as the abodes (iwakura or rock abodes) of deities.

    Bibliography:

    Kenzo Tange and Noboru Kawazoe, Ise: Prototype of Japanese Architecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts: M.I.T. Press, 1965.

    Yasutada Watanabe, Shinto Art: Ise and Izumo Shrines, New York: Weatherhill, 1974 (first published in Japanese, 1964).

    The Roots of Japanese Architecture, a photographic quest by Yukio Futagawa, with text and commentary by Teiji Itoh, New York: Harper & Row, 1963 (first published in Japanese, 1962).

    SACRED PLACES is written and produced by Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe, Professor, Department of Art History, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 24595 USA


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    May Jesus Christ guide you and keep you in the love He shares with the Father Almighty,

    Sayonara AgnesRoma sama.


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  • Pagan simply means unbeliever. Our Lord Jesus Christ invites all to be believers in Him and not unbelievers. In refering to "pagan", in the general theological sense, all we are saying is that something is not a profession of faith in Jesus Christ.  Our Lord Jesus Christ is the God-man sent by God the Father for salvation for all who believe in Him. This is the gospel.

    Rom:1:16:
    16 ¶ For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the Jew first and to the Greek. (DRV) The "Greek" in this verse represents all peoples. The "Jew" in this verse means those Jews like the Apostles of Christ (not including Judas Iscariot) who believed in Christ and preached His gospel.

    Lk:4:5 "And the devil led him into a high mountain and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time."

    Jesus absolutely rejected this. Instead, to accept this false vision given by the devil as an indwelling of the divine, is exactly the same as the Buddhist teaching on attaining enlightenment in a moment of time encompassing past, present and future as Gotama was supposed to have done under the Banyan tree (the mahabodhi tree).

    Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ totally rejected this temptation, and so must we. Notice what He said in Lk:4:8 "And Jesus answering said to him. It is written: Thou shalt adore the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." It is not enough to declaim power and wealth, in fact if they are from God there is no reason to, quite the opposite. The fact is that when the devil offers them it is a lie, and to accept or reject them in one's own name, as did the Buddha, is idolatry and sinful. Jesus showed us that the only correct answer is to tell the devil that these things are God's and do not belong to the devil and we will have nothing to do with the devil. The so-called Buddha is an example of those who embrace the temptation of the devil as leading, whether in an ascetical manner or not, to truth, which it won't and therefore they, like the Buddha go to hell.

    This following is shear illusion and has nothing to do with the truth.

    WASHINGTON(February 10, 2005)—The third meeting of the Northern California Zen/Ch’an-Catholic Dialogue took place at San Francisco Zen Center from Thursday January 20 to Sunday January 23, 2005. Set in a framework of meditative stillness and liturgical prayer, the dialogue engaged the theme of “Practice: Means towards Transformation.” Co-conveners this year were Bishop John C. Wester, auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, and Abbot Paul Haller of Zen Center.

    [Three of the worst lies below:

    1 - The determining role of Christ and the Buddha in shaping understanding and experience of transformation

    2 - all space becomes charged with the Buddha’s enlightenment and each meditator can renew the quality of change” across the arc of time.

    3 - Fr. Robert Hale developed a response showing how the prophetic social critique of the Hebrew tradition takes on a new form in the universal mission of the Cosmic Christ.]

    The opening presentation was an experience of “sacred reading” (lectio divina) from the Christian monastic tradition, using the great christological hymn in Ephesians 1: 3-14, allowing each participant to encounter the words, allowing the meaning to arise in silence.

    Jan Chozen Bays Roshi and Fr. Francis Tiso of the USCCB Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairsstood in for Sr.Mary Ann Donovan, who was ill, for the first session on the meaning of transformation in Christ. Sr. Donovan’s paper used Scripture and the biography of St. Anthony of Egypt by St. Athanasius. Discussion explored the meaning of transformation in several periods of Church history and compared the views of Zen and Ch’an on inherent Buddha nature. The determining role of Christ and the Buddha in shaping understanding and experience of transformation was examined in the light of contemplative and pastoral experience. Whether practice actually changes persons, or whether it is a matter of uncovering inherent goodness, or a liberation brought about by divine grace, was examined in depth.

    The third presentation took up the controversial question of dual practice: Christians undergoing Zen training and Buddhists continuing to adhere in various ways to the Christian or Jewish practices into which they may have been born. Fr. James Fredericks examined the testimony of a number of Catholics grounded in the Ignatian spiritual tradition who have pursued Zen training. Respondents noted that there is religious content to Buddhist meditation practice and that one cannot easily segregate “just sitting” from the philosophical “view” within which sitting is fruitful in Buddhist practice. However, numerous instances of dual practice have been seen to give rise to exemplary lives among mature Christians and Buddhists, suggesting a “hidden wholeness” that is nurtured by such practice. Rev. Zenkei Blanche Hartman, Rev. Heng Shur and Chozen Jan Bays led an exploration of the culture and meaning of the practice of chanting the Heart Sutra. This practice embodies the unity of emptiness and compassion that characterizes the Mahayana philosophical viewpoint and the ideal of the Bodhisattva. Musical settings include ancient Chinese chant, contemporary East Asian pop music, and even Anglican plainchant.

    Rev. Myo Denis Lahey explored the problematic dimensions of dual practice and the presence of the “other” in Christian and Buddhist spirituality. Discussion ranged over the sense of “belonging” in religious life and the sense of being guided by circumstances that are perfectly suited to growth and change.

    Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton based his presentation on the insight of Dogen Zenji that “all space becomes charged with the Buddha’s enlightenment and each meditator can renew the quality of change” across the arc of time. The meditator is within the world-system and can take on the role of a protector, responsible for caring for the world. This is the basis for Buddhist social engagement. Fr. Robert Hale developed a response showing how the prophetic social critique of the Hebrew tradition takes on a new form in the universal mission of the Cosmic Christ. Discussion examined the risks of social engagement and co-optation, purity of motivation, and the limits of institutional bases for action. General discussion explored the use of a variety of metaphors, such as “a diamond with many facets,” to describe engagement as persons committed to spiritual practice with a world of contradictory voices.

    One sign of authentic spiritual transformation was recognized in the ability to abide in and hold perplexity and opposition: contradictions can lead to a deeper awareness of self and others in relationship.

    A public event at the Zen Center on Saturday evening allowed a variety of spiritual seekers to engage the dialogue experience. Questions having the character of shared spiritual guidance gave solidity to the sense of unity and trust that the dialogue participants had been experiencing.

    The final discussion explored the challenges of karma, grace, free will, effort, and the spiritual teacher in the transformative process. The meditator is faithful to the effort, but unattached to the outcome. And any circumstance may embody the “spiritual teacher”.

    The Cosmic Christ – Cosmocrator and the fruits of that bad tree:

    Note in the sixth paragraph from the top in the text that Jesus Christ is not referred to but instead the “Cosmic Christ”. This is no other than the most blasphemous gnostic heresy of the Cosmocrator – Satan as Christ. – “Fr. Robert Hale developed a response showing how the prophetic social critique of the Hebrew tradition takes on a new form in the universal mission of the Cosmic Christ.” Also, from the third paragraph: “The determining role of Christ and the Buddha in shaping understanding and experience of transformation….”

    This is directly from the Satan worshipping Naaseni (Hebrew Gnostic) and Ophites (Gentile Gnostic) among the Gnostic heretics refuted by St. Irenaeus and St. Hippolytus and other of the Church Fathers who also noted the connection of the Naaseni/Ophites and other gnostics to the far east gymnosophists i. e. Buddhists of India.

    Greek is in Isopsephia

    Sanskrit (exact English equivalent) to Greek

    The Cosmic Christ – Cosmocrator and the fruits of that bad tree

    P U N D A R I A
    P U N D A R I K A
    80+ 400+50+ 4+ 1+ 100+10+ 20+ 1=666

    English transliteration (of how the crowds in Italian used to chant antipope John Paul II’s name) to Greek (with the II added)

    J O H A A N N E S
    I O H A A N N E S
    10+ 70+ 8+ 1+ 1+ 50+ 50+ 5+ 200 = 395
    P A O L O II
    P A O L O II
    80+ 1+ 70+ 30+ 70+ 10+10 = 271
    = 666

    English to Greek

    B E N E D I C T
    B E N E D I K T O S

    2+ 5+ 50+ 5+ 4+ 10+ 20+ 300+ 70+ 200=666

    Note: pundarika in Sanskrit (the above English and Greek are direct transliterations letter for letter from the Sanskrit) is literally “the great white dragon in the abyss” which is the core and basis of the whole esoteric tradition, priesthood, and the dainichi nyorai (the head of the diabolic trinity of the dragon in Buddhism). The dainichi nyorai is also the exact very basis for their magic/sorcery with it’s six elements they manipulate. Elements here are exactly the stoichea in Col. 2:8.

    Col:2:8:
    8 Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy and vain deceit: according to the tradition of men according to the elements (Gr: stoichea) of the world and not according to Christ. (DRV)

    Originally there were in ancient religion four elements (fire spirit water earth) with spirit deleted by the pagans and air and then also and/or aether inserted. These were variously identified with the visible planets and gods/goddesses of the pagans. The order was also rearranged variously and finally a sixth element was added: universal mind (just as the heretical interpretation of Jesus Christ as the impersonal word of God, instead of enhypostasia which is correct that Jesus Christ is the Person-al Son and Word of God incarnate). Finally language was seen as the mystical means of connecting with the powers of the gods/goddesses (actually Satan and the other fallen angels and the demons [demons are, according to the Church Fathers, the non-human souls of the pre-flood nephilim]), and with that alpha-numeric theosophies, namely Hebrew Gematria (Greek and Roman variations are Isopsephia) were especially used. These connections were for the sorcery/magic astrological control over the elements (Greek – stoichea) and even other men. Trigrams, pentagrams, hexagrams et al were symbols used in conjunction with this.


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  • Konnichiwa AgnesRoma sama,

    More Japanese martyrs.


    Freemasons hate God and His Christ and the Catholic Church - Truman was warned ahead of time that Catholics were being targeted by the nuclear strikes and there were other places that could be hit instead. True to his Freemasonic demonism he went ahead and insisted that the nuclear bombs be dropped where they had been planned - Urakami Cathedral in the northern part of the city of Nagasaki was the exact ground zero where the atomic bomb exploded on August 9, 1945 and the most ancient Japanese Catholics perished in fire - but not the fire that burns forever. Before that, Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 was destroyed by a nuclear weapon and also then, with Truman's knowledge ahead of time, there were Catholics very close to ground zero. Ground zero was 350m from Honkawa Elementary School.

    Freemason Harry S. Truman saw to it that the Japanese, especially the most ancient Catholic Christians of Japan and children, suffered by the nuclear hell of a man made sun come upon earth.


    Japan Congress Against A- and H-Bombs

    PHOTOGRAPHS OF
    HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI



    7. The Urakami Cathedral Destroyed In An Instant


    The cathedral collapsed at the burst of the A-bomb and scores cf believers died, sharing the same fate. Then, fire broke out. It is said that the remains of the cathedral continued to further collapse with eerie thuds even after dark. It is also said that there were 1,400 believers in Urakami at the time of the bombing, and 850 were killed by the A-bomb.

    In the ruins of the cathedral, there were many stone statues of the saints in the heaps of broken bricks and stones. The photograph shows part of the outer wall of the south entrance where the statues of the Holy Mother and Saint John lie turned red by the heat rays. Also, the shadow in the lower left of the photograph shows that the largest twin tower in the Orient fully received the blast and was shifted 8 centimeters from the foundation stone.

    The building of this cathedral began in 1985 and it took 30 years to be completed in Urakami, a village then, where the believers have kept their faith since Christianity was introduced to Japan, and even through the years of the Edo period(1603-1867) when Christianity was prohibited. The building employed the Romanesque style, using stones and bricks. This cathedral had a floor space of 1,162 sq. meters and tower 26 meters high. The current Urakami Cathedral was built in 1959. Part of the destroyed cathedral is preserved at the hypocenter.

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    Israelites Came to Ancient Japan ?
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    Burial mounds in Central Asia and early Japan are very similar and the original religion carried by the Japanese people to Japan with them has its beginning with those burial mounds in Central Asia and its religion - that developed into Shinto with its Kami - gods and goddesses, especially Amaterasu. That was connected earlier to Mesopotamian religion from just after the flood of Noah. It was pagan. It had many language and and other similarities with the Israelite language of Heber, after which Hebrew is named, but it was not the faith and religion of Heber in the True God.


    Here is the burial mound connection:

    Japan Atlas burial mounds in Saitobaru

    Extensive Site Scattered with Several Hundred Burial Mounds  

    From the end of the third to the seventh centuries, the burial mounds, or kofun, of Japan were thrown up over the tombs of important people, including the members of powerful clans. This period in history is known as the Kofun era. The mounds were built in various shapes and sizes; some were several meters high, while the grandest, which are nearly 500 meters (1,640 feet) long, are among the largest tombs in the world. Excepting Hokkaido, they can be found over most of Japan.  

    In the center of Miyazaki Prefecture, more than 300 mounds are found in Saitobaru, covering a plateau that measures 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles) from east to west and 4.2 kilometers (2.6 miles) north to south. No other place equals such a concentration of mounds that are officially recognized as historical remains. The mounds date from the end of the fourth to the sixth century, and experts reckon that the golden period was during the fifth century.  
     

    Notable are the Osahozuka mound, with 219 meters (719 feet) long, the largest mound in Kyushu, and the Mesahozuka, 174 meters (571 feet) long. Legend has it that these are the tombs of Ninigi-no-Mikoto, an ancestor of the current Imperial Family. Excavations were carried out in the 1910s during a large-scale archaeological survey.

    Photos: (Top) The mounds in the Saitobaru historical district; (middle) In Kofun Festival, performers are dressed in costumes of the ancient time. (Miyazaki Prefecture).

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    All localized pagan religions are tribalistic and in essence extend from the attempt that was made at the Tower of Babel to unite all of mankind under the rule of the Devil. That attempt was another attempt by the Devil to do the same that the Devil, Satan, had tried to do under the first covenant of God with man in the Garden of Eden. Examples of these localized tribal religions, some still exist and others are mostly dead and gone with only remnants left in parts of them adapted into later movements such as Freemasonry, are Mesopotamian  Magic, Voodoo, Egyptian Pharaonic Religion, Pre-Vedic and Vedic/Hindu Shamanism, Buddhism in all its manifestations, all North and South American Indian tribal religions, the entire Pacific Basin and Pacific Rim including Australian Aboriginal tribal religions, Celtic tribal religions, Slavic tribal religions, Germanic tribal religions, Mediterranean tribal religions, all Arabic tribal religions, Scandinavian tribal religion, all Turkic Mongol Altaic and related Eurasian burial mound religions, etc. All were also racist in their essence.


    Related Eurasian burial mound religions, just like the ancient Mesopotamian, plain of Shinar, victim sacrifice (blasphemous mockery by the Devil of the truths of God) who was selected under the careful eye of the Mesopotamian priesthood to have any woman he wanted for a year and then be sacrificed to the dragon sun god in bloody Satanic murderous sacrifice - This Mesopotamian practice is the origin of all the Pagan burial mounds and Pyramids and bloody altar steps with murdered children and all murderous sacrifice to Satan through the world since the flood of Noah.


    The below is the Table of the Nations. This is what was the original dispersion of all people just after the Tower of Babel, which with its sea dragon goddess, Nammu, was the false religion of Nimrud and the reason God destroyed the Tower of Babel and dispersed all the peoples throughout the world.

    The Japanese were from the Semitic (in green) people, but they did not go beyond the land of Scythia and across Asia to Japan until beginning 200 B.C and arriving in Japan in 300 A.D. Scythia is to the North of Mesopotamia.




    The Tower of Babel in its intent and what the Devil was trying to imitate in that is explained below:

    SEVEN MOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

    1] BUYUK AGRI DAGI (ARARAT WHERE THE ARK IS TODAY) 16946 FEET EL.
    2] HAMA DAGI 10640 FEET ELEV.
    3] TENDUREK DAGI 11621 FEET ELEV.
    4] ALA DAG 10994 FEET ELEV.
    5] MENGENE DAGI 11811 FEET ELEV.
    6] MOR DAG 12500 FEET ELEV.
    7] CILO DAG 13675 FEET ELEV.

    PARADISE WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM MAN BY GOD WHEN ADAM FELL AND WILL BE RETURNED TO EARTH AFTER CHRIST RETURNS AND JUDGES ALL MEN. SINCE THE TIME OF PARADISE BEING TAKEN AWAY BY GOD AND THE CAVE OF THE PATRIARCHS HIDDEN BY THE FLOOD THAT GOD SENT DURING THE LIFETIME OF NOAH, SIX NATURALISTIC EMPIRES HAVE BEEN MADE IN IMITATION OF PARADISE AND A SEVENTH, ISRAEL WITH JERUSALEM, SUBVERTED BY THE APOSTASY OF THE JEWS.

    THE EIGHTH IS PLANNED, BY THE NEW WORLD ORDER, TO BE BUILT AROUND A FALSE ZIONIST "ISRAEL." That will be the very short lived empire of the Antichrist. Without the apostasy of people in general it can never happen.

    GOD is the Truth.

    EACH OF THE FOLLOWING HAD A DIVINE GOD KING TO RULE THEM ("a divine god king" in the pagan terms of their religion in the six - and in the seventh, Jerusalem, the True Divine God King Jesus Christ was rejected by the Jews and they were rejected by God as a nation then forever and since then they are same as the six pagan). SIX OF THE FOLLOWING HAD SEVEN MOUNTAINS WHICH WERE SELECTED AS THE MAIN CENTERS OF THE NATURALISTIC RELIGION OF THAT AREA; ONE, JERUSALEM, HAD SEVEN MOUNTAINS DEDICATED TO THE WORSHIP OF THE TRUE GOD, BUT THEY CRUCIFIED THE MESSIAH WHEN HE CAME IN THE FLESH (JESUS CHRIST). ONLY ONE, JERUSALEM, SAW THE FIRST ADVENT OF THE ONLY TRUE DIVINE GOD KING, THE BLESSED AND ONLY SOVEREIGN KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS JESUS CHRIST (THEY CRUCIFIED HIM BECAUSE HE ALLOWED IT FOR OUR SALVATION). ALL WILL SEE HIS SECOND ADVENT FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE ON THOSE WHO REJECT GOD AND WHO DO NOT OBEY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

    SEVEN 7 MOUNTAIN KINGDOMS AFTER PARADISE

    KINGDOM MOUNTAINS

    1ST - BABEL (MESOPOTAMIA) 1] TELL EL OBEID (TOWER OF BABEL), 2] TELL UQUAIR, 3] TELL AGRAB, 4] TELL ASMAR, 5] TELL
    MATARRAH, 6] QAL’AH SHERGAT (ASHUR),
    7] CALAH (NIMRUD) NEAR NINEVEH

    2ND - EGYPT PYRAMIDS – 1] ZAWAIYET EL ARYAN,
    2] SEKHEMKHET (AT SAKKARA – KING IMHOTEP - EARLIEST), 3] MEDUM (NEAR GHIZA), 4] BENT PYRAMID AT DAHSUR, 5] STRAIGHT PYRAMID AT DAHSUR, 6] GREAT PYRAMID AT GHIZA (KHUFU’S), 7] SECOND PYRAMID AT GHIZA – KHAFRE’S, CHEPHREN)

    3RD - CRETE (RE: GREECE) 1] PETSOFAS, 2] KOUFINAS, 3] IOUKTAS,
    4] PHILIORIMOS, 5] VRYSINAS, 6] IDA, 7] DICTE

    4TH - PERSIA (RE: INDIA) THE ELBURZ (ALBURZ) MOUNTAINS; RESHTEH-YE ALBORZ, ELEVATIONS (IN FEET) – 1] 12201,
    2] 12657, 3] 15817 TAKHT-E SOLEYMAN, 4] 13339,
    5] 18934 MT. DEMAVAND (QOLLEH-YE DAMAVAND), 6] 12828, 7] 8332

    5TH - JERUSALEM 1] THE CITADEL, 2] ACRA, 3] TEMPLE MOUNT
    4] MOUNT OF OLIVES, 5] MT. SCOPUS, 6] MT. ZION
    7] GOLGOTHA (HEROD WAS STRUCK DOWN FOR CLAIMING THE HONOR OF BEING A GOD KING SEE THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES)

    6TH - ROME 1] JANICULUM (THE VATICAN IS ON THE LOWER SLOPE), 2] AVENTINE, 3] PALATINE (WITH THE CAPITOLINE HILL AND THE TIBURTINE ORACLE; THE TIBURTINE, THE CUMAEAN AND THE DELPHIC ORACLE WERE THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT SIBYLS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE),
    4] CAELIAN, 5] ESQUILINE, 6] VIMINAL,
    7] QUIRINAL

    7TH - CHINA 1] TAI SHAN (THE OLDEST PLACE OF WORSHIP IN CHINA CLOSELY CONNECTED TO THE EMPEROR AS THE “SON OF HEAVEN”), 2] TIEN T’AI SHAN (THE MOST IMPORTANT IN BUDDHIST HISTORY IN CHINA), 3] P’U–T’O SHAN, 4] CHIU-HU SHAN,
    5] WU-T’AI SHAN, 6] O-MEI SHAN, 7] SANWEI SHAN NEAR TUN-HUANG (DUNHUANG) SHAN MEANS MOUNTAIN IN CHINESE.

    THE EIGHTH - WILL BE A WORLD WIDE RECAPITULATION OF NATURALISTIC RELIGION OFFERED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR WORSHIPPING THE TRUE GOD. WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THAT WILL BE BUILT. IT HAS BEEN ATTEMPTED BEFORE, AND IT IS NOW BEING ATTEMPTED AGAIN. ONLY GOD KNOWS WHEN SUCH A PLAN WILL SUCCEED FOR A SHORT TIME. WE ARE ALWAYS TO RESIST SUCH A THING TO THE UTTERMOST. IT IS OUR DUTY TO GOD.

    Satan prevaricated and fell three times. 1) From heaven when he lied before God and gloried in himself and left his place and the service due to God and which would have been also by aiding man, but rebelled against God and then became the tempter instead (God knew this and therefore did He warn Adam). 2) In the garden of Eden when he lied to Adam and Eve. 3) When he tempted Jesus Christ in the desert and claimed that the world belonged to him and was his to give. The world and all of creation belongs to God alone, for He is the One who created all that has been created.

    Gospel of John, 1st Chapter.

    1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God.
    2 The same was in the beginning with God.
    3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.
    4 In him was life: and the life was the light of men.
    5 ¶ And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it.
    6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
    7 This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him.
    8 He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light.
    9 That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.
    10 He was in the world: and the world was made by him: and the world knew him not.
    11 He came unto his own: and his own received him not.
    12 But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name.
    13 Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
    14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only engendered of the Father), full of grace and truth.
    15 ¶ John beareth witness of him and crieth out, saying: This was he of whom I spoke: He that shall come after me is preferred before me: because he was before me.
    16 And of his fulness we all have received: and grace for grace.
    17 For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
    18 No man hath seen God at any time: the only engendered one, the Son, who is in the Bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.


    Notice Verse 9, all people are conceived and born in the light and of the light and pure before God and with the knowledge of God. (All children are innocent until the age of reason when they are responsible for their actions.)

    Verse 9 That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.

    DOUBLE EAGLES OF OSIRIA-MESOPOTAMIA GRAECO-EGYPTIENNE CRETAN-MINOAN ROME


    The Location of the Tower of Babel

    Tell El Obeid



    This is what is left of the Tower of Babel - Ubaid: Tell El-Ubaid - that had stood in the plain of Shinar (Mesopotamia - modern Iraq) that God punished the people for building and divided their language into many conflicting tongues to prevent them from accomplishing their aim of storming heaven and acting as gods over the whole earth. The idea of trying to say that curse extends to today to the modern Iraqi people or that they are somehow sacred as opposed to other people because of the Tower of Babel and where it stood is absurd. All people on earth are equally descended from the inhabitants of Mesopotamia of that time. That was somewhat after the flood of Noah.


    See: Genesis 11:1-9


    1 And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech. 2 And when they removed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Sennaar, and dwelt in it. 3 And each one said to his neighbour: Come, let us make brick, and bake them with fire. And they had brick instead of stones, and slime instead of mortar. 4 And they said: Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven: and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands. 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam were building.


    6 And he said: Behold, it is one people, and all have one tongue: and they have begun to do this, neither will they leave off from their designs, till they accomplish them in deed. 7 Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there confound their tongue, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 And so the Lord scattered them from that place into all lands, and they ceased to build the city. 9 And therefore the name thereof was called Babel, because there the language of the whole earth was confounded: and from thence the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of all countries.


    Notice that all people are still referred to as the children of Adam at that point. Ur of the Chaldees, where Abram was called out of by God and then later renamed Abraham, is just a few miles away from where Tell El-Ubaid is. The single tongue mentioned is that of Heber who did not lend himself to the effort that offended God. Hence Biblical Hebrew, which is the original language of Adam and therefore all people trace their language to Adam, as they do equally their ancestry, is sacred in the Old Testament as a language given by God to ALL his faithful. All languages descend from Biblical Hebrew. The closest modern spoken languages are classical Arabic and the Chaldaean liturgical language of the ancient Chaldaean Church and Assyro-Aramaic of the ancient Assyrian Church and the Palestinian Aramaic of the mother of all the churches, the Church of Jerusalem which continues unbroken from the time of Christ down to today in Palestine. Coptic is closely allied.





    God voided the covenant


    The core of the "Israeli" lie is that they are the people that God made a land covenant with in the area called Palestine for nearly two thousand years. In the Book of Deuteronomy, Chapters 28 -- 32 God explicitly tells Moses that the ancient Israelites will trangress the land covenant with God and God will void the covenant permanently and cast them out.



    Especially see:


    Dt. 31:16,17


    "And the Lord said to Moses: Behold thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, and this people rising up will go a fornicating after strange gods in the land, to which they goeth in to dwell: there will they forsake me, and will void the covenant, which I have made with them,
    And my wrath shall be kindled against them in that day: and I will forsake them, and will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured: all evils and afflictions shall find them, so that they shall say in that day: In truth it is because God is not with me, that these evils have found me."

    This came to pass forevermore exactly as Our Lord Jesus Christ said 1500 years later when He prophesied the utter destruction of the Temple. That destruction occurred in 70 A.D.

    The impostors in the Holy Land who call themselves "Israelis" and "Jews" and claim God gave them the land are not Semites but instead totally predominantly are Khazars converted to Talmudism and not anything to do with any Israelite covenant with God. They are speakers of just about any corruption - yiddish, modern Hebrew etc., and not the language of Adam, Enoch, Noah, Heber, Moses, David, Elijah and Jesus Christ. They are intruders who broke every international law and law of man imaginable in order to pillage the Holy Land from its rightful inhabitants who are the Palestinians.

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    Israelites Came to Ancient Japan ?
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    you have studied Japanese history very well, and know about them very well.
    I came  from about 30 km ( 20 miles , north of Saitobaru ) .
    I went there often,  and when I used to  work in road construction , when I was young adult, late teenage years.  I have heard many story about Kofun, burial mound.  there are so many of them where I come from.  every time , there is new road construction, they always hit at least one, sometime larger one.  Large one are may be 100 ft in diameter, and 30 - 40 ft in height.   because such large number, archeologists do not have enough time to inspect them, often I heard they just come over and take some pictures and government officials give permission to destroy them. I heard when they destroy them, they uncover many artifact, clay doll, so on.    
    some  construction workers collected many of artifact mostly statues made of clay, clay pots, other unknown things made out of clay.  my grand parents house are actually build on parts of large burial mound, about 200 ft in diameter.  I heard often they find many ancient material such as arrow spear, so on.  also there was small shrine on the top of burial mound.
    if any one, interested in those things, it would been interesting to work in road construction at that time, when there were building a lot of new road, specially in certain area on the city.  

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    Stephanos II sama

    you have studied Japanese history very well, and know about them very well.
    I came  from about 30 km ( 20 miles , north of Saitobaru ) .
    I went there often,  and when I used to  work in road construction , when I was young adult, late teenage years.  I have heard many story about Kofun, burial mound.  there are so many of them where I come from.  every time , there is new road construction, they always hit at least one, sometime larger one.  Large one are may be 100 ft in diameter, and 30 - 40 ft in height.   because such large number, archeologists do not have enough time to inspect them, often I heard they just come over and take some pictures and government officials give permission to destroy them. I heard when they destroy them, they uncover many artifact, clay doll, so on.    
    some  construction workers collected many of artifact mostly statues made of clay, clay pots, other unknown things made out of clay.  my grand parents house are actually build on parts of large burial mound, about 200 ft in diameter.  I heard often they find many ancient material such as arrow spear, so on.  also there was small shrine on the top of burial mound.
    if any one, interested in those things, it would been interesting to work in road construction at that time, when there were building a lot of new road, specially in certain area on the city.  




    "collected many of artifact mostly statues made of clay, clay pots, other unknown things made out of clay"

    That is very interesting.

    Of Ancient Levant and Canaanite pagan sites dedicated to the goddess known by the epithet of Shadday, a goddess called almighty, the Triple Devil Mother goddess worshiped by the whole ancient world under various names there were even cures attributed to her. This goddess is not to be ever confused with the true God Almighty - Yahweh Elohim Shaddai: Shaddai is Almighty i.e. The Lord God Almighty. Shaddai applied to the true God and a goddess named and worshiped as Shadday, almighty [goddess] are NOT and never could be the same. All goddesses are FALSE. All goddesses are nothing other than illusions of the evil one, Satan. That someone is cured physically is NO guarantee that it is from God. What is of the only importance is salvific faith in Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Shadday goddess is a primal link between Osirian-Sumerian Mesopotamia and Graeco-Egyptian pagan religion especially in ancient Canaan and is totally of the Devil and damned.

    The Devil Mother goddess three and one-half millenia ago.

    There are massive amounts of burial mounds and idol dolls, pottery etc. there  in Mesopotamia connected with this.

    The Deir 'Alla Inscription in Deir 'Alla, Jordan directly connects Balaam with the Shadday goddess and the Shadday gods (Shaddayin) and Ashtar - that is Ishtar/Isis - Ashtoreth/Asherah. Therefore Balaam and Jannes and Jambres all three opposed Moses with the same Devil Mother goddess, which is Satan the Devil transforming himself into an angel of light. For forty years Moses was beset by this opposition of the Devil but Moses vanquished the Devil by the power of the true God.

    When Moses was opposed by Jannes and Jambres, the sorcerers of Pharaoh in Egypt, and Balaam 3,500 years ago, the chief means of sorcery was Isian, that is the Triple goddess, the Devil Mother goddess, Isis. Isis was Asherah in the land of Canaan. Isis the triple goddess was Isis, lunar Artemis, Bastet-Artemis and the equivalent triple goddess in Graeco-Egyptian Mesopotamian-Levant was Selene, Mene, Hecate. Asherah the triple goddess was Asherah of the sacred groves and shrines and poles-posts, (Ashtoreth) as Athirat, Astarte, Virgin Anath. Baal-Hammon (El of the high places and the god of child sacrifice) and Asherah as Tinnit together were the male and female god/goddess Baal-Hammon/Tinnit - the two were the Canaanite version of Tiamat-Marduk of Babylon. Tinnit is the female dragon of the sea, i.e. Tiamat of Babylon.

    The Triple Devil Mother goddess and the Triple Dragon god are both just variations of the same thing from Satan and no where else. Both are utterly damned as are those who follow either of them. Hermes  Trimegistus is the chief form of the triple pagan god in the West (never to be confused with the Most Holy Blessed Triune True God, the Holy Trinity Adorable Unity). In the East the chief form is the diabolic trinity in Buddhism, the Dainichi Nyorai, also totally damned of course. The Triple Devil Mother goddess spans East and West and is absolutely evil and only Satan transforming himself into an angel of light and utterly damned. Anyone who follows any of this is damned. We must worship ONLY the Most Holy Trinity Adorable Unity, the Father and the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

     

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