Volume 9, Issue 8, page 5

Christmas -- and the Jesus War
Historians Contradict Bible Story of Messiah;
Fanaticism to "Rule World" Imperils Jewish Race
ELEBRATION of "the Christmas season"
reopens again the confusion surrounding the Christian tradition, which
is based on the Virgin birth, the
three years' ministry, the trial,
crucifixion, and Resurrection of the
Christians' "Jesus Christ", and of
the Jewish ideology and tradition of
the Messiah and of the world mission
of the Jewish Nation as "the chosen
people of the God Jehovah", destined to
rule over all other nations of the world,
according to the prophets of Israel.

This subject is most important not only for
the Christians and the Jews, but for the entire
world. The whole known story is made up in a
mysterious and miraculous way. There exist
many serious contradictions between the Christian tradition of the New Testament, on one
side, and the nationalistic and religious
propaganda o f Jewish leaders who follow the
Talmud, on the other. This friction and open
war between these two factions began in the
first century of the Christian era and still
continue, with the same zest and fanaticism,
to the present day.

Most people are in complete ignorance of
the events that took place in the first three
centuries of the Christian era and of the important part these two opposing ideologies --
Christian and Jewish -- played against the Roman
conquerors and the Greek civilization. This
religious propaganda and activity in an open
conflict resulted in the destruction of the Roman F]npire and that of an ancient Greek religion and culture, and their replacement by this
new Christian-Jewish religion. The Christians,
who were Jews and Greeks, driven by blind religious fanaticism, destroyed the masterpieces
of the Greek art, the beautiful monuments, the
temples, the statues, and closed the philosophical schools. They burned the great libraries of Alexandria and other Creek cities
because, they said, all the ancient Greek art ,
philosophy, and culture were contrary to the
Christian religion and the teachings of Jesus
Grist, its new God.

In checking up the historical archives of
that time, we find that in the Talmud, which
contains the Jewish law -- according to which
all social and religious problems of the Jews
are regulated, as well as the main events of
the Nation recorded -- there is reliable information on this subject. Mention is made of the
Messiah, who was to come to abolish the Roman
oppression and to re-establish the Jewish people to their former political power, prosperity, and glory.

The Jewish people,. under the influence of
these nationalistic and religious ideas pressed
upon them by the Sanhedrin -- the Scribes and
Pharisees in Jerusalem who ruled over their
people with an iron hand, cruelly and dictatorially exploiting them -- were waiting for
such a Messiah to come in the person of a political leader to liberate them from the Romans.
Therefore, when Jesus the Nazarene came, teaching a new religion and opening a new spiritual
direction, the people flocked to him, believing that in Jesus they had found their political savior, the Messiah predicted by the prophets of Israel.

Christians insist that the strict moral
teachings, the ceaseless rebuke against the
Scribes and Pharisees of the Sanhedrin, and
the proclamation by Jesus that he was the Son
of God and that his kingdom was not of this
world, all caused his repudiation by the Sanhedrin. Fb r this reason, they say no mention
of him is made in the Talmud, because Jesus
was considered a heretic and an enemy of the
Jewish Messianic idea. However, contemporary
historians and prominent scholars, such as Renan, Whittaker, Dupuis, Dr. Conybeare, Duj ardin, Robertson, Frazer, and others, say no such
person as the "Jesus Christ" of the Gospels
ever lived.

The Talmud is divided into two parts, the
Mishna and the Gemara. The first is the text
of discussions on all sorts of subjects, such
as festivals, women, sacred things, and so on.
The second is a commentary on these subjects.
The Mishna was orally compiled by Rabbi Jehuda
about the year 200 A. D. According to Prof .
Graetz, learned historian of the Jews, it was
finally committed to writing in the year 550 A. D.

The second part of the Talmud is the Gemara
in which the interpretation and the opinions
of the most prominent Rabbis and their pupils
are recorded. The Gemara is divided into the
Babylonian and Jerusalem. This second part of
the Talmud, the Gemara, was published as a book
by the Rabbis Ashe and Abina in the 5th Century A. D.

In these basic Jewish texts, altho several
persons under the name of Jesus, Jeschu, Jeshua,
and Jehoshua are mentioned, no mention is made
of the Jesus Christ of the Gospels. In the
same way,. none of the contemporary Jewish, Roman, Egyptian, and Greek historians mention
anything about this great event in the history
of the world, as it is described in the New

These several prominent persons who are mentioned in the Talmud played an important part
in the 1st Century B.C., and in the 1st Century
A. D., in the formation of the new Christian
religion. One of these persons is Jesus, Jeschu or Jehoshua, who lived in the reign of
Alexander Jannaeus, King of Judea (103-76 B.C. )

This Jesus lived 100 years before the advent
of the Gospels Jesus. He died the death o f a
martyr, as a heretic of the Jewish law, in the
year 79 B. C. H e was stoned to death by the
Jews and his body hung on a tree. This execution was a purely Jewish affair and was in accordance with the Jewish law. Roman authorities had nothing to do in matters of this sort.

We know that crucifixion was the extreme
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