I’ve written before about the conflict between Jesus and the Pharisees. We will delve deeper with this article. First, a little background on the the Jewish religion.
About five hundred years before Jesus Christ, the Jews were developing a system of tradition and that was passed down orally from fathers to sons, older to younger. At the time of Jesus Christ it was still an oral tradition — the tradition of the elders. After the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem in 70 AD, there grew a need to write down these traditions and that became was called the Talmud, the foundational book of Judaism. When Jesus Christ was around, the content to the Talmud (the oral traditions) guided the Pharisees and Scribes and the religious life of the Jews. It remains so today.
Essentially the Jews abandoned the authority of Moses and developed their own set of rules and laws that “interpreted” Moses writings often in ways often at odds with the intent of the Author. They twisted Gods’ meaning and made their own rules and placed burdens upon the people that could not be borne, and for which the Jews had no intention of keeping themselves.
Understanding this helps us understand the enmity between Jesus Christ and the Jewish leaders — those who held to the traditions over God’s Word.
Here is Christ’s basic description of the Jewish leaders:
Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Matthew 12:34 You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?
Luke 3:7 So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
I once thought calling the Pharisees a “brood of vipers” was a crude way of cursing them, like we’d call people today various unflattering words or phrases. But I was wrong, and not in a way the benefits the Jews.
Who is this “viper” that Jesus talks about? Why it is he Serpent himself, that wily old devil.
At the Fall, in the Garden of Eden, God cursed the serpent. It lost the grandeur of a the Dragon/Serpent heralded in human myths as a creature of surpassing beauty and strength that flew. No more, said the Lord, but the Serpent would crawl on his belly and eat dust. The classical paintings of a limbless snake wound around a branch are wrong — he was a creature of surpassing beauty and strength and wisdom that walked on the ground and flew in the air. That is why his curse to crawl in the dust was so astonishing. He is not curse to a snake to say “you will crawl in the dust,” because he already is!But as the offspring of Adam lost their ability to live for centuries, and as the offspring of Eve experienced increasing agony of childbirth (which was originally intended to be pleasurable), so the offspring of the Serpent lost his wings and limbs and can only slither in the dust.
Recall this from Genesis 3:15: God said to the Serpent, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring.”
This is the key to understanding Jesus’ relationship with the Jews leaders. They are the brood (children) of the viper/snake/Serpent.
Jesus Christ was not angry with them because of their personal moral failings, he was unequivocally their enemy because they, like their father the devil, twisted God’s word into something it was not.
This is what the Serpent did to Eve in the Garden. And this is what the Jewish leaders were doing to the Jewish people and to all they converted to Judaism. It became a religion of the Serpent and it remains so today.
Matthew 23:15: 15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
This is very clear throughout the Gospel of Saint Matthew. Consider the following:
Matthew 15: Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” 3 And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother is to be put to death.’ 5 But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever I have that would help you has been given to God,” 6 he is not to honor his father or his mother.’ And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:
8 ‘This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me.
9 ‘But in vain do they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’”
Jesus breaks it down. The Jewish leadership — the Pharisees and scribes — charged Jesus’ disciples with their own definitions of sin: “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders?” they asked and charged. This was not the tradition of Moses or the Hebrew Scriptures, it was directly tied to what would become the Talmud — the “tradition of the elders.”
Jesus fires right back: “Why do you transgress God’s commandments for the sake of your tradition!”
And then he gives an example, right from the Ten Commandments: “God said ‘Honor your father and mother.’” But the Jewish placed their tradition above the Law of God.
“And by this,” Jesus said, “you invalidated the Word of God for your traditions.”
As Isaiah prophesied: “In vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.”
That is the heart of the enmity between the children of Satan and Jesus Christ and those of His Blood. Like Satan, they twist the Word of God and elevate man-made rules over God’s law. And this continues today.
In Genesis 3 we see that there would be enmity between the Serpents’s seed and the seed of Eve. This was manifested with the enmity between the leaders of the Jewish religion and Jesus Christ, the son of God. And the offspring of the snake would bruise His heel (signified in the Crucifixion) but He (Jesus )would crush Satan’s head (signified by His resurrection from the dead and eventually casing of Satan, and his children, into the eternal Lake of Fire).
The Serpent was crafty. He knew the commandment of God (as do the Jews) but instead of refuting it directly, he twisted what God said and thereby manipulated Eve into sinning. This is not making an excuse for Eve (or Adam) but Satan played his part. And today there are Jews continuing to twist God’ commandments into something they are not, inventing sins that are no sins, and elevating the ‘precepts of men’ above the Truth.
Let us return to Matthew 15:4-6
For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother is to be put to death.’ 5 But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever I have that would help you has been given to God,” 6 he is not to honor his father or his mother.’ And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition
Who dishonors his father and mother? Those who reject their own ancestors and curse them by calling them worthless ‘racists.’ Men who reject the sacrifice of their parents and grandparents and call it worthless violate the Commandment to honor their father and mother. They honor Satan’s rules, the precepts of men, and forsake God’s and wallow in their own self-righteousness like the Pharisees did:
“Look at me, God. I’m not like the homophobic, Islamobobic racists misogynist who call themselves Christians. I have forsaken my own ancestors and the land they fought for and I’m turning it over to pagans — please reward me and recognize how righteous I am.” And like the Pharisees, they want everyone to see how righteous they are, how morally pure they are and yet they are filthy in their hypocrisy and they will follow their father into hell as the elevate the traditions of men over the Law of God. How certain this is when it is they very commandment of Honoring one’s father and mother that both the Pharisees defiled and the morally self-righteous today who dishonor their own ancestors by denouncing them and they sacrifices they made to raise up Christian generations. Both the Pharisee and the “anti-Racist” are the traitors and moral hypocrites inventing their own traditions over the gentle law of God.
Those who refuse to reproduce themselves and carry on the line of seed from their Christian European ancestors have become twice the son’s of hell as the Pharisees. They spit in their own parent’s eye and justify it in the same way that the Pharisees told people to give money to them (the Pharisees) instead of supporting their parents.
I would take this a step further and refer to the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus warned in Matthew 5:22 against calling people “fool” and “good for nothing.” He said they would be “guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.” Calling someone a “racist” is a much greater slander than calling someone a fool or good for nothing. And to call our parents “racist” and refuse to breed descendants for them seems to me the epitome of obeying the precepts of men over the commandments of God.
God commanded us to reproduce — it is an honor to God, to our ancestors and to ourselves. God ordained borders, diverse languages and separated nations. To elevate the traditions of men over the commandment of God is to align oneself with that brood of Vipers, the offspring of the Serpent, the children of Satan.
Now, there is a group of religious leaders that continues to create new “traditions of men” and elevate them over the Law of God. They are centered in the Universities of the world; they are the priests and prophets, the scribes and Pharisees, who impose burdens God never commanded. They punish people for elevating the Word of God over their own traditions. They are evil men, and like their father the devil and they shall not escape the fiery hell. They write their traditions (in their scholarly papers), quote each other fervently, and demand obedience to their man-made rules and traditions. These scholars and tribes, like the damned Pharisees, continue the bloodline of the Serpent — they are part of the brood of Vipers and spread their deceit throughout the world.
This evil not limited to Synagogues preaching the Talmud; the Universities and Professors are imitators of the Pharisees and the Jewish religion who create their own traditions of men and twist the Truth of God’s Word.
There remains an eternal enmity between the offspring of the Viper and The offspring of the woman. There can be no reconciliation between the two. Either you will serve Jesus Christ and His Word, or you will serve the offspring of the Liar and their deceptions.
I’ll close with the following parable.
Matthew 21: 33-46 KJV Parable of the Landowner
33Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 35And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. 37But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 40When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? 41They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
42Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
43Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
45And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.46But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
This hardly takes a wise man to interpret. Jesus Christ is the son that went to the vineyard to receive its fruit and they killed Him (the Son). So Jesus warned that God would take away the vineyard and give it to a different ethnic group. In verse 43, the KJV translates it as nation. In the NASB, it is translated as people. In the Greek, it is translated as ethnos or ethnicity.
The Pharisees rightly perceived that they would be on the losing end of this, so they sought to “lay hands” on Jesus.
In other articles we have seen how God purposely changed the Holy Scriptures from Hebrew (a semitic tongue) to a European language (Greek). And we know that God directed Paul to evangelize the Europeans. And Peter was introduced to an Italian through a vision and was told the preach the Gospel to him.
Yes, those from every ethnic group that fear God are welcome should they repent of disbelief in Jesus Christ. The Ethiopian eunuch was an example of this, but one wonders what the symbolism of an African eunuch may mean in this context. Unfruitfulness? Clearly the Gospel did not take root in Africa like it did in Europe.
Those precious flags of Europe adorned with the Cross of Jesus Christ are a witness and testimony to the greatness that they once knew. And it is to that greatness that Europeans are called to again.
They have been deceived by the Jew, the Pharisee, the false prophet and the scribe who has invented lies and the traditions of men that replaced the law of God. Promising them freedom, those brood of vipers have poisoned and enslaved them, causing them to disrespect and disown their own ancestors instead of honoring their father and mother as Jesus commanded them.
European man must cast down those traditions of men and glory in their own land and ancestry and God. They must stop listening to the hypocrites who burden them with sins that God never called a sin. Those precepts of men are contrary to God’s word and no one hates Jesus Christ more than the Jew — they murdered him.
The Christian who sides with the Jew and who choose the traditions of men over God’s Word has some explaining to do on the Judgement Day. Jesus specifically warned the Jews who replaced God’s words with their commandments that they would not escape from hell. St. John repeats this at the end of the Revelation:
18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and rom the holy city, which are written in this book.
It seems to me the Talmud specifically matches the adding to and taking away from God’s word. Jesus said as much when he walked the earth.
For the Christian to say that those who hate Jesus Christ are God’s chosen people contradicts the consistent message Jesus had towards the Jews: there is perpetual enmity between the offspring of the snake and those born again of the blood of Jesus Christ. For the Jew to be saved is for them to repent of their unbelief in Jesus Christ, just as Saul/Paul did. Never will they be God’s people until they forsake the traditions of the elders and repent of their unbelief. They must burn their flag with the star of a demon on it and erect a banner sporting the Cross of the Son of God, the very cross they crucified Him upon.
For a Christian to accept the Jews when Christ would not seems a precarious position to place oneself. Those who occupy Jerusalem and the surrounding area are no more God’s people today than they were in Jesus’ time when he identified them as the offspring of the Serpent. Why would a Christian argue with Jesus Christ? Why would Christians place themselves on the side of those who betrayed the Saviour?
You can’t help the Jews by pretending everything is OK. The Jews of today who reject Jesus Christ as the Son of God resurrected are no more saved than Judas Iscariot. Judas Iscariot was the only disciple from the area of Judea — the rest were from Gallilee of the Gentiles, as was Jesus Christ.
There is a poison in the Church built on the traditions of men that celebrates a “Judeo-Christianity” that is no more true that “anti-Christ Christianity.” They are the same thing. Christianity is not an outgrowth of Judaism. Both John the Baptist and Jesus Christ laid right into the Jewish religion from the moment they appear on the historical stage — those traitors (the Jews) to the God of their ancestors were consistent in their Satan worship. They had long before turned aside from God’s ways, for Jesus himself said:
“So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers. 33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?
34 “Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city, 35 so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
The vineyard was stripped from the Jews and given to another ethnic group — the Europeans. Those Jews will not be God’s children until they say “blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.” And who comes in the Name of the Lord? It is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the King of the Jews, the Risen. Jesus will be the Judge on that appointed Day when all things shall be called to account.
The Jews will not be able to say “Abraham is our father,” for God was able to raise up stones in their place, and thus Simon was renamed Peter, the rock.
The spirit of the Jews and the offspring of the devil manipulate and deceive and would turn away the Bride of Christ as even Eve was turned away in the Garden. European man — all men — must recognize their deception and cling to His Word.
There is no sin of “racism,” or “sexism,” or “Islamophobia,” or “homophobia.” These are the precepts of men. They are Satan’s moral code, not God’s. They enslave people, they do not set them free. European man — who is the singular target of these traditions of men — must cast them down and return to the freedom by which Christ has made them free. No other people on the planet are expected to “not be racist,” above all the Jews who refuse to allow anyone but their own bloodline to become citizens of Israel. Certainly not the Africans who enslave their own (and have for millennia) and have driven out the European from lands settled and cultivated by White people. Certainly not the Chinese who could care less about “accepting others.” Certainly not Native American Indians whose identity is not open to anyone not sufficiently of their blood. Certainly not the Muslim.
So this is the hypocrisy of the Jews — the hypocrisy of those who create “traditions of men” that contradict the laws of God. It is the European uniquely who has been subjected to this deception and moral slavery.
The Puritans are rolling in their graves crying out — “you abandoned the gentle yoke of the Saviour for the unending condemnation of the traditions of men? What fools!”
No European will ever be forgiven for breaking Satan’s commandments — it will be an iron shackle around their necks until they return again to the Son of God to set them free from these man-made traditions and lies.
Let the hypocrites rage.
Let them cry out to their god Satan.
Let them howl and cut themselves.
And we will watch and mock and stand still before our Almighty God as they consume themselves in hypocrisy and their own self destruction.
Let God arise again in our midst, brothers, and our enemies be scattered.
Jesus Christ is our Lord — that very king they forsook.
Fritz Berggren, PhD
21 February 2020