The Constantine Creed
“I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads and sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all the other feasts of the Hebrews, sacrifices, prayers, aspirations, purifications, sanctifications, and propitiations, and fasts and new moons, and Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants, and observances and synagogues. absolutely everything Jewish, every Law, rite and custom and if afterwards I shall wish to deny and return to Jewish superstition, or shall be found eating with Jews, or feasting with them, or secretly conversing and condemning the Christian religion instead of openly confuting them and condemning their vain faith, then let the trembling of Cain and the leprosy of Gehazi cleave to me, as well as the legal punishments to which I acknowledge myself liable. And may I be an anathema in the world to come, and may my soul be set down with Satan and the devils.”
(Stefano Assemani, Acta Sanctorium Martyrum Orientalium at Occidentalium, Vol. 1, Rome 1748, page 105)
Furthermore, any follower of the “Jewish Rabbi” who wished to join this “holy community” was compelled to adopt a different set of rules and customs. Subsequently special creeds were drafted, to which the Christian would have to swear such as:
“I accept all customs, rites, legalism, and feasts of the Romans, sacrifices. Prayers, purifications with water, sanctifications by Pontificus Maxmus (high priests of Rome), propitiations, and feasts, and the New Sabbath “So! dei” (day of the Sun, ), all new chants and observances, and all the foods and drinks of the Romans. In other words, I absolutely accept everything Roman, every new law, rite and custom, of Rome, and the New Roman Religion.”
Additionally, in approximately 365 AD, the Council of Laodicea wrote, in one of their canons:
Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day. Rather, honoring the Lord’s Day. But if any shall be found to be Judaizers, let them be anathema (against) from Christ”.
Note: Protestants are included as they still observe the holidays and sabbath of Rome, as in “are you going to church this coming Lord’s day”.
Concerning Antiochus Epiphanes…
He set up an image of Zeus in the Temple which was the Abomination of Desolation spoken of in Daniel 11. For 3 years, he continued to desecrate the Temple.
These were the new laws that Antiochus set up:
Thou shall profane the Sabbath
Thou shall change the set times (festivals) and laws
Thou shall set up idols
Thou shall eat unclean animals
Thou shall not circumcise
Thou shall forget Torah
3 years and 2 months later, the Temple was taken back and rededicated. This is known as the Feast of Dedication, or Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah.
What’s really ironic…..these laws were created by an antichrist Antiochus, and are the same things Constantine would later repeat and this is what people want to live by today. Totally going against God’s Word. People today are living under laws created by Antiochus and Constantine; an antichrist.
The Council of Laodicea of around 365 decreed 59 laws, Conon 16 & 29:
Περὶ τοῦ ἐν σαββάτῳ εὐαγγέλια μεθ’ ἑτέρῶν γραφων ἀναγινώσκεσθαι.
On Sabbath, the Gospels should be read with the other scriptures.
‘Ότι οὐ δεῖ χριστιανοὺς ἰουδαίζειν καὶ ἐν τῷ σαββάτῳ σχολάζειν, ἀλλὰ ἐργάζεσθαι
αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ τὴν δὲ κυριακὴν προτιμῶντας εἴγε δύναιντο σχολάζειν ὡς
χριστιανοί. Εἰ δὲ εὑρεθεῖεν ᾽Iουδαϊσταὶ ἔστωσαν ἀνάθεμα παρὰ Χριστῷ.
Christians should not judaize and refrain from work on the Sabbath, but they should
work on that day. As Christians, they should honor the day of the Lord, [and], as much
as possible, refrain from work.
If they are found out to be judaizers, let them be anathematized from Christ
Jesus would surely have known the Church would abandon the Sabbath three hundred years after his death?
Mat 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
“I go unto the Father, for my Father is greater than I.”
Martin Luther's anti-Jewishness
"Unfortunately few popular books on Luther go into detail about Luther's anti-Jewishness, or even mention that he had a hatred for Jews at all. This has resulted in a biased outlook towards Martin Luther and Christianity. This unawareness of Luther's sinister side, while honoring his "righteousness" leads to a ratcheting promotion of Luther which supports a "good" public image while also transporting his Jewish beliefs to those who carry the seeds of anti-Semitism. This will present an unwanted dilemma for many Christians because Luther represents the birth of Protestant Christianity as well as the genesis of the special brand of Jewish hatred that flourished only in Germany."
- Martin Luther's dirty little book:
- On the Jews and their lies
- A precursor to Nazism
"Although Luther did not invent anti-Jewishness, he promoted it to a level never before seen in Europe. Luther bore the influence of his upbringing and from anti-Jewish theologians such as Lyra, Burgensis, (and John Chrysostom, before them). But Luther's 1543 book, "On the Jews and their lies" took Jewish hatred to a new level when he proposed to set fire to their synagogues and schools, to take away their homes, forbad them to pray or teach, or even to utter God's name. Luther wanted to "be rid of them" and requested that the government and ministers deal with the problem. He requested pastors and preachers to follow his example of issuing warnings against the Jews. He goes so far as to claim that "We are at fault in not slaying them" for avenging the death of Jesus Christ. Hitler's Nazi government in the 1930s and 40s fit Luther's desires to a tee."
"So vehemently did Luther speak against the Jews, and the fact that Luther represented an honorable and admired Christian to Protestants, that his written words carried the "memetic" seeds of anti-Jewishness up until the 20th century and into the Third Reich. Luther's Jewish eliminationist rhetoric virtually matches the beliefs held by Hitler and much of the German populace in the 1930s."
Patiently waiting for the so called “anti-Christ” (son of perdition)? You Missed Him..."Luther unconsciously set the stage for the future of German nationalistic fanaticism. William L. Shirer in his "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," puts it succinctly:"
"Through his sermons and his magnificent translations of the Bible, Luther created the modern German language, aroused in the people not only a new Protestant vision ohttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giff Christianity by a fervent German nationalism and taught them, at least in religion, the supremacy of the individual conscience. But tragically for them, Luther's siding with the princes in the peasant rising, which he had largely inspired, and his passion for political autocracy ensured a mindless and provincial political absolutism which reduced the vast majority of the German people to poverty, to a horrible torpor and a demeaning subservience. Even worse perhaps, it helped to perpetuate and indeed to sharpen the hopeless divisions not only between classes but also between the various dynastic and political groupings of the German people. It doomed for centuries the possibility of the unification of Germany."
...the apostasy (a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.) is not only here, but has been here since 325 A.D.
Jewish Persecution | Timeline of Judaism | History of AntiSemitism
'saints' (LOL) and other Christian religious functionaries.
This article exposes and disconfirms the monumental
falsity that deceptive Christian missionaries love to mis-
lead Jews with: that Jew-haters weren't "real" Christians.
(POPE) CLEMENT I: (d.101) Highly esteemed Christ-
ian martyr and Apolistic Father of the Church who
blamed the Jews for Nero's persecution of the Christ-
(SAINT) JUSTIN MARTYR: (100-165) Recognized as
one of the most important early Christian writers, and
also one of the original anti-Jewish church fathers
revealed his anti-Semitism when he stated in the year
116 that: "The Jews were behind all the persecutions
of the Christians. They wandered through the country
everywhere hating and undermining the Christian faith."
TERTULLIAN OF CARTHAGE: (150-225) advised that
"Only those who were baptized [Christians] and follow-
ed the prescribed course of penitence could hope for
release from punishment" and "Divine revelation, not
reason, is the source of all truth."
QUINTAS SPETIMUS FLORENS TERTULLIAN:
(160-230) Latin Church Father who bruited that:
"The Jews formed the breeding ground of all anti-
(SAINT) HIPPOLYTUS: Roman Priest (170-236)
who was obsessed with the belief that the Jews
were receiving and would continue to receive
God's punishment for having murdered Jesus. The
"Now then, incline thine ear to me and hear
my words, and give heed, thou Jew. Many a
time does thou boast thyself, in that thou
didst condemn Jesus of Nazareth to death,
and didst give him vinegar and gall to drink;
and thou dost vaunt thyself because of this.
Come, therefore, and let us consider togeth-
er whether perchance thou dost boast unrig-
hteously, O, Israel, and whether thou small
portion of vinegar and gall has not brought
down this fearful threatening upon thee and
whether this is not the cause of thy present
condition involved in these myriad of troubles."
ORIGEN: Well-known teacher and preacher credited
as the greatest theological scholar of the early church.
Born in Egypt (185) his works range from Contra Cels-
um (which abolishes idolatry) to Hexapla (Old Testam-
ent scholarly work). But when it came to Jews, his
comments were less scholarly:
"On account of their unbelief and other insults
which they heaped upon Jesus, the Jews will
not only suffer more than others in the judgm-
ent which is believed to impend over the world,
but have even already endured such sufferings.
For what nation is in exile from their own
metropolis, and from the place sacred to the
worship of their fathers, save the Jews alone?
And the calamities they have suffered because
they were a most wicked nation, which
although guilty of many other sins, yet has
been punished severely for none as for those
that were committed against our Jesus."
(BISHOP) CYPRIAN: (200-258) He is credited with
the much quoted anti-Jewish (among other faiths)
phrase: "Outside the Church, there is no salvation."
EUSEBIUS OF CAESAREA: The first historian of
the Christian Church (265-339), and credited author
speaks in Demonstration of the Gospel (I.I.) of how
the royal metropolis of the Jews would be destroyed
by fire and the city would be inhabited no longer by
Jews, "but by races of other stock, while they [Jews]
would be dispersed among the Gentiles throughout
the whole world with never a hope of any cessation
of evil or breathing space from trouble. Furthermore,
he claimed that Jews in every community crucified
a Christian at their Purim festival as a rejection of
Jesus. He also made a distinction between Hebrews
[who he saw as "good men of the Old Testament"]
and Jews [who he characterized as "evil."]
(SAINT) HILARY: Noted author from Potieres (315-
367) who spoke of the Jews as "a people who had
always persisted in iniquity [sin] and out of its ab-
undance of evil glorified in wickedness."
(SAINT) JOHN CHRYSOSTOM: The strongest att-
acks on Jews and Judaism by the Church Fathers
are to be found in the homilies of Chrysostom (344-
407) in his Antioch sermons. He is considered to
be among the most beloved and admired in Church
history. Besides his proclamation of Jews as "god-
less, idolaters, pedicides, stoners of prophets, and
commiters of 10,000 horrors [which, incidentally, is
found in the anti-Jewish Christian Bible in Matthew
23:37-38], Chrysostom said in his book Orations
Against The Jews that:
"The Jews are the most worthless of all
men. They are lecherous, rapacious,
greety. They are perfidious murderers of
Christ. They worship the Devil. Their
religion is a sickness. The Jews are the
odious assassins of Christ and for killing
God there is no expiation possible, no
indulgence or pardon. Christians may
never cease vengeance, and the Jew
must live in servitude forever. God always
hated the Jews. It is essential that all
Christians hate them." (year 379)
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