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JAMES BIBLE - CULTS
UNDER THE LAW
The highest judicial body of the United Nations, the World Court is in the process of creating an International Criminal Court (ICC) which will operate without the encumbrance of a Bill of Rights or common law tradition. Increasingly supported by the U.S. and other governments, the U.N.'s Hague Tribunal is only lacking a set of general principles by which to administer international law.
"...the ICC's authorizing statute 'should be one of principle and not of detail...' [It should] be a flexible statute based on principles which may be developed by the Court as circumstances require while still providing sufficient guidance to establish an international framework within which the Court can work... also... the ICC must be able to employ 'an element of compulsion' in order 'to redress gross violations of human rights and international law....'"
We know from Scripture that the Antichrist will change TIMES and LAWS:
"And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws..." (Dan. 7:25)
The New Age must inaugurate a new calendar in recognition of the new Christ. Many of the mainframe computer systems of the world, those in use by most large institutions (banking, etc.) and by the government, were not originally programmed to recognize the year 2000. Rather than implementing solutions in a timely fashion, the U.S. government may be abetting the problem. The April 27 New York Times reported a tax law which prevents software professionals from setting up their own businesses, thereby creating a shortage of computer programmers. This scarcity of programmers will go far to insure failure to reprogram mainframe computers which need to become compliant before A.D. 2000.
This report will be concerned, however, with the other aspect of the Antichrist administration. The imposition of international law is currently the objective of a worldwide, multicultural and politically-oriented religious network that is working diligently to hasten mankind's departure from the Age of Grace and return to "The Law." Indeed, according to dispensational theology, the Age of Grace closes with the rapture of the Church, commencing the 70th week of God's dealings with the nation of Israel and return to the Mosaic Law. (Dan. 9:27)
The many-faceted movement to enforce an international code of law is demanding that entire nations submit to a set of principles variously termed the Noahide Laws, the Moral Law, Natural Laws, Universal Laws, etc. This would normally not concern Christians, who are required under most circumstances to obey the laws of the higher authorities. However, this movement is not outside the pale of Christianity, but is subtly seeking to establish its legal framework within the Church, which is not under Law but under Grace. (Romans 6:14) It therefore behooves believers to avoid the trap of always looking "out there" for purveyors of the traditions of men. We find in Scripture that the apostle Paul gave this warning to the elders of the Church of Ephesus:
"Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. for I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them." (Acts 20:28, 29)
On March 4, 1998, Christian radio stations nationwide aired an address to the Council for National Policy by James Dobson, President of Focus on the Family. Expressing his determination to do whatever is necessary to restore the observance of "moral law," Dr. Dobson reasoned that, since God created Wisdom before He created anything else, the Moral Law is the law of the Universe. The identical appeal for nations to be governed by "natural law" and "moral law" has historically been made by the Orders of Freemasonry.
This demand is also emanating from the worldwide Lubavitch movement, the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon (which has close ties to the Council for National Policy), and the many groups represented within the CNP, such as Christian Reconstructionists, Moral Re-Armament, Knights of Malta, Opus Dei, etc. The insidious legalism and Kabbalism of the Lubavitch movement has also entered the Church under the guise of the "Hebrew Roots of Christianity." It is the purpose of this series to examine a vast network of religious organizations and movements whose common cause is bringing Christians into spiritual bondage to the Law and the Babylonian traditions which were appended to the Torah.
THE LUBAVITCH MOVEMENT
On the University of Calgary web site, the pages of Associate Professor of Theology, Dr. Eliezer Segal, present much information about ancient and modern Judaism. One of the modern schools of Judaic philosophy is Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidism, which Dr. Segal describes as Kabbalist movement:
"The name 'Chabad' is a Hebrew acronym for the expression 'Chokmah,' 'Binah" and 'Da'at' -- Wisdom, Intelligence and Knowledge. These Kabbalistic terms are central to the distinctive intellectual theology of the movement... The name Lubavitch refers to a town in Lithuania that was the centre of the movement for a brief period during the nineteenth century...Chabad Hasidism continued to be a major force among Russian and Lithuanian Jews from its inception...
"In 1940 the head of the movement Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneerson moved to America from Russia. From the outset he expressed his determination to make the Lubavitch movement into an American religious movement (e.g., by abandoning the traditional European long frocks in favour of American-style dress)."
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Chabad-Lubavitch is now an international movement with headquarters in New York. The American Friends of Chabad Lubavitch in Washington, D.C. coordinates activities for Chabad on Capital Hill, lobbies for Chabad causes, and runs study groups and social programs geared towards congressional staffers. In 1991, Chabad-Lubavitch in cooperation with President Bush established the observance of Education Day, USA "to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws."
Public Law 102--14 (H.J. Res. 104): March 20, 1991
Education Day, USA Proclamation
Joint Resolution to designate March 26, 1991 as "Education Day, USA"
- Whereas Congress recognizes the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded;
- Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws;
- Whereas without these ethical values and principles the edifice of civilization stands in serious peril of returning to chaos;
- Whereas society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society;
- Whereas the justified preoccupation with these crises must not let the citizens of this Nation lose sight of their responsibility to transmit these ethical values from our distinguished past to the generations of the future;
- Whereas the Lubavitch movement has fostered and promoted these ethical values and principles throughout the world;
- Whereas Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Lubavitch movement, is universally respected and revered and his eighty-ninth birthday falls on March 26, 1991;
- Whereas in tribute to this great spiritual leader, "the rebbe", this, his ninetieth year will be seen as one of "education and giving", the year in which we turn to education and charity to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws; and
- Whereas this will be reflected in an international scroll of honor signed by the President of the United States and other heads of state: Now, therefore be it
- Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That March 26, 1991, the start of the ninetieth year of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, leader of the worldwide Lubavitch movement, is designated as "Education Day. U.S.A.". The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
- Approved March 20, 1991.
The doctrines of the Lubavitch Movement are derived from the Kabalah, the source book of Jewish mysticism or Gnosticism. The ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION states that the Lubavitch Hasidic interpretation of the Lurianic system of Kabbalah is among those taught in traditional Jewish institutions:
"The dominant brand of Qabbalah in the modern Qabbalistic Yeshivot (traditional Jewish academies) is the Lurianic system. It is studied according to the interpretations offered by Mosheh Hayyim Luzzatto, by Eliyyahu ben Shelomoh Aalman, by Habad, the Lubavitch Hasidic Movement and by the Sefardic Qabbalists of the Beit El Academy in Jerusalem."
The "Lurianic system" of Kabalah was developed by Rabbi Luria (Ari). The Inner Dimension web site states: "Ari is an acronym for 'The Divine Rabbi Isaac [Luria]' (1534-1572), who received and conveyed revolutionary new insights into the wisdom of Kabbalah."
Rabbi Luria is identified by the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION as the most influential of the Kabbalist/Theosophists: "The success of Luria's thought was instantaneous: his theosophy was accepted unanimously . . . and his Qabbalah was regarded as superior to the Cordoverian system."
H.P. Blavatsky traces the Kabbalah to the ancient mysteries of Babylon and Egypt: "As is well known, the Kabala never originated with the Jews, who got their ideas from the Chaldeans and the Egyptians." (THE SECRET DOCTRINE, Vol. II, p. 240)
THE SECRET BOOK OF THE EGYPTIAN GNOSTICS
This book claims that the sacred BOOK OF THE CAVE OF TREASURES is alleged to contain the secret teachings that were written by Adam who, prior to his interment in Persia, transmitted them to Noah. According to the Gnostic tradition, "nascent Christianity" commingled with Zoroastrianism and the commands of Adam to Noah were preserved in Persia for the generations to come:
"The principle work in which ...all these traditions became synchrotized was The Book of the Cave of Treasures...It puts all these revelations into the mouth of Adam as the first of a long series of prophets, who predicts how the Magi will await the announcement of the Saviour, near this cave in which Adam himself will have been interred, and where the Treasures are concealed which the Magi will carry to Bethlehem...
"In The Book of the Cave of Treasures ...let us quote from it these lines, supposedly spoken by the Magi: Adam imparted revelations to his son Seth...he recommended his son Seth never to fail in justice as he Adam had done. Seth welcomed the teaching of his father with a pure heart and it was given to him to inscribe this wisdom in a book and to teach it... And thanks to him, for the first time in this world, there was seen a book written in the name of the Most High. Seth bequeathed to his descendents the book thus written, and that book was handed down even to Noah...(who) took with him into the Ark the books of these teachings... He ordained in his turn that the generation that came after him were to repeat... the mysteries in the books of Seth... These mysteries and this narrative were handed down even to our fathers... who passed them on to us." (Jean Doresse, 1986, p. 198, 184)
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JUDAISM
This source locates the Noachide Laws in the Talmud Bavli, the Babylonian Talmud.
[ NOTE on the Babylonian Talmud (T.B.): The following statement is representative Jewish scholarship: "There are two editions of the Talmud, the Jerusalem Talmud and the Babylonian Talmud. Of these two, the Babylonian Talmud is authoritative for Orthodox Judaism, which regards it as divinely inspired... The superiority of the Babylonian Talmud is so great, that when people now talk about the Talmud, they always mean the Babylonian Talmud. The authority of the Babylonian Talmud is also greater than that of the Jerusalem Talmud. In cases of doubt the former is decisive." (pg. 40, Torah to Kabbalah, by R.C. Musaph-Andriesse, New York, Oxford University, Press, 1982).]
The Noachide Laws - Encyclopedia of Judaism
(1) Civil justice [the duty to establish a legal system];
(2) Prohibition of blasphemy [which includes the bearing of false witness];
(3) The abandonment of idolatry;
(4) The prohibition of incest [including adultery and other sexual offenses];
(5) The prohibition of murder;
(6) Also that of theft;
(7) The law against eating flesh [a limb] cut from a living animal [ie., cruelty in any shape or form] (T.B. Sanh. 56A)
The Talmud also states the penalty for disobedience: "One additional element of greater severity is that violation of any one of the seven laws subjects the Noahide to capital punishment by decapitation. (Sanh. 57A)"
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The Chabad Lubavitch in Cyberspace provides the following information on the Noahide Laws:
The Seven Noahide Laws - A Guide for Mankind
In Depth Look at the Seven Noachide Laws
THE NOACHIDE CODE AND THE MESSIANIC ERA
DISCLAIMER: Calling the Ten Commandments "marriage vows" is a clever but unbiblical trick. The Ten Commandments cannot be kept according to the Apostle Paul, and claiming to keep them as part of salvation is blasphemy. But, the video is loaded with useful information.
Longer version of the video above. Thus stuff is very ugly, and it may well be the future law of Antichrist during the Great Tribulation soon to visited on the world.
COURTS OF LAW
It has been pointed out that the second Noahide Law which prohibits blasphemy will preclude the worship of Jesus Christ, who was once accused of this very crime by the Sanhedrin. Moses Maimonides (Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon - 11381204), better known as the Rambam, is universally recognized for his preeminence as a Jewish philosopher and thinker. His influence remains unabated until the present time. Maimonides classic work, Mishnah Torah, opens with a section on systematic philosophical theology, derived largely from Aristotelian science and metaphysics.
Maimonides Mishnah Torah, in Chapter 10 of the English Translation, states concerning Jesus Christ:
"It is a mitzvah [religious duty; ARC], however, to eradicate Jewish traitors, minnim, and apikorsim, and to cause them to descend to the pit of destruction, since they cause difficulty to the Jews and sway the people away from God, as did Jesus of Nazareth and his students, and Tzadok, Baithos, and their students. May the name of the wicked rot." (pg. 184)
The Mishnah is the early Talmud or the forerunner of the Talmud. To the Mishnah the rabbis later added the Gemara (rabbinical commentaries). Together these comprise the Talmud. Scholars will claim that the Talmud is partly a collection of oral traditions given by Moses which had not yet been written down in Jesus' time. However, Christ condemned the traditions of the Mishnah (early Talmud) and the Scribes and Pharisees who taught it, because the Talmud nullifies the teachings of Scripture. The warning of Jesus Christ about the traditions of men that make null and void the Word of God (Mark 7:1-13) is a direct reference to the Mishnah.
Likewise, the commands found in Genesis 9 and Acts 15 are not equivalent to the 7 Noahide Laws of the Kabbalist/Lubavitchers, nor does the context in which these commands appear have any correlation to the radical agenda of the movement promoting the Noahide Laws. The information I will be posting on the Kabbalistic movements within Judaism does NOT implicate true orthodox Judaism as a component of the Antichrist religion. Rather, MYSTERY BABYLON of Revelation 17 will consist of the vast network of Mystery Religions covering the globe, of which many seek to identify with Judaism and Christianity as a covering for their sin.
In the course of this series, it will be seen that the Christian Church has been infiltrated by modern Judaizers who would commit believers to various obligations of their particular system of legalism. For those who would be His disciples, however, Jesus Christ enunciated the greatest commandments which encompassed all the Law and the Prophets: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind...
"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self." (Matt. 22:37,39)
Blessings in Jesus Christ our Lord!