Ebionite Restoration - Christian Renewal
In preparation for a confrontation with Simon Magus, Peter explained to his disciple Clement that the vast majority of the Gentile converts would not only be deceived by Simon, but also the scriptures which Peter portrayed as the Mystery of the Books that have the power to deceive. Why? Why would the Gentiles be so easily deceived? Peter explains: “And with us, indeed, who have had handed down from our forefathers the worship of the God who made all things, and also the mystery of the books which are able to deceive, he will not prevail; but with those from amongst the Gentiles who have the polytheistic fancy bred in them, and who know not the falsehoods of the Scriptures, he will prevail much. And not only he; but if any other shall recount to those from among the Gentiles any vain, dreamlike, richly set out story against God, he will be believed, because from their childhood their minds are accustomed to take in things spoken against God. And few there shall be of them, as a few out of a multitude, who through ingenuousness shall not be willing so much as to hear an evil word against the God who made all things. And to these alone from amongst the Gentiles it shall be vouchsafed to be saved. Let not any one of you, therefore, altogether complain of Simon, or of any one else; for nothing happens unjustly, since even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test”.
What Peter is saying is that the Gentile mind is easily deceived and manipulated because they accept and believe evil things about God. They believe that God ordains the slaughter of innocent children. They believe that God holds all people accountable for the sin of Adam and Eve. They believe that God ordains the most degenerate examples of humanity, while condemning the innocent to the “lake of fire” (Rev 20: 14-15).
Moreover, Peter states regarding the scriptures: “…but with those from amongst the Gentiles who have the polytheistic fancy bred in them, and who know not the falsehoods of the Scriptures, he will prevail much”. What, then, we should ask, are the falsehoods of the scriptures that Peter speaks of? What Peter is stating regarding the nature of scripture is the same as was echoed twelve hundred years later by Moses Maimonedes, one of the most respected Jewish theologians, historian, and Talmudist, where he writes about the nature of scripture: “Every time that you find in our books a tale the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit”.
When Peter says that the Gentile believers are easily deceived by Simon Magus because in their polytheistic mindset -- i.e., that they quite readily embrace the “falsehoods of the scriptures”, and believe “an evil word against the God who made all things” -- perhaps the finest proof of the validity of these words is the Christian understanding of preordination and predestination. What other excuse can be given when a people blindly believe that God for no reason ordains some men to glory, and for no reason ordains others to destruction. Moreover, what can be said with respect to those who claim to believe in the revelation of the Bible, and yet choose to ignore this prevalent teaching of the scriptures -- in effect saying that they know more than the authors of the Bible -- when they promote the idea in opposition to the written word that man possesses freewill? They fail to understand the all-important equation between the Laws, Divine Providence, and freewill, because they are condemned by their own scriptures as apostates to the Truth and the Kingdom (see http://TheLie.org ).
From the perspective of the Hebrew mystics who authored our Bible, the first and foremost principle of truth is this: God, the Creator of the Universe and all things in it, is the most rational Being in existence. No event in the life of man is an accident -- and everthing has a pre-existent cause that initiates a corrective action, that prepares all of mankind to walk in TheWay and move in the direction of a Destiny that is beyond their ability to evade.
The very idea that Christians will even entertain the notion that God indiscriminately bestows blessings upon one man, and deprives another, or that He raises up some for glory, while He raises up others for destruction, is simply absurd. Moreover, the idea that God ordains the destruction of innocent men, women and children, as is believed by many Fundamentalist Christians today, is simply not worthy of belief. Further, Peter is correct in his assertion that the Gentile mind is incapable of looking beyond the biblical stories that Moses Maimonedes states are “repugnant to both reason and common sense”.
Because Jerry Falwell and many Evangelical Christians have ignored the warning of Peter and the wisdom of the most enlightened Jewish and Christian Mystics, Holy Men and Visionaries -- and among many other things, they cling to unworthy beliefs about God -- in them the scriptures continue to be fulfilled in the words: “With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah which says: You shall indeed hear but never understand, and you shall indeed see but never perceive” (Matt 13:14 RSV). What the Bible states is that God did not want many of the Jews to become followers of Yeshua/Jesus, and the Laws were invoked to insure that they rejected -- and even brought about his crucifixion.
the above words of the Apostle Peter to his disciple Clement, he states:
any one of you, therefore, altogether complain of Simon, or of any one else;
for nothing happens unjustly, since even the falsehoods of Scripture are
with good reason presented for a test.” What is being
stated is that when Jerry Falwell and the Fundamentalist Christians read the scriptures,
and encounter what Peter and others portray as the
"falsehoods", that these falsehoods are given for a test -- and
part of that test has to do with unworthy beliefs about God.
And as demonstrated in both the above communication, as well as in the
Things Christians Don't Tell Jews About The New Testament, God did not
want many of the Jews to accept Yeshua -- and thus, Peter explains to his
In the above words of the Apostle Peter to his disciple Clement, he states: "...Let not any one of you, therefore, altogether complain of Simon, or of any one else; for nothing happens unjustly, since even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test.” What is being stated is that when Jerry Falwell and the Fundamentalist Christians read the scriptures, and encounter what Peter and others portray as the "falsehoods", that these falsehoods are given for a test -- and part of that test has to do with unworthy beliefs about God. And as demonstrated in both the above communication, as well as in the article Things Christians Don't Tell Jews About The New Testament, God did not want many of the Jews to accept Yeshua -- and thus, Peter explains to his disciple Clement:“For on this account Jesus is concealed from the Jews, who have taken Moses as their teacher, and Moses is hidden from those who have believed Jesus. For, there being one teaching by both, God accepts him who has believed either of these." And if Jerry Falwell and the Fundamantalist Christians were not themselves misguided by what Peter portrays as the mystery of the books with the power to deceive, they would understand that beneath the garb of the allegorical written word that Paul warned was the "letter that killeth... Jewish fables", the wisdom of Peter would be understood when he stated that: "Moreover, if any one has been thought worthy to recognize both as preaching one doctrine, that man has been counted rich in God, understanding both the old things as new in time, and the new things as old.”
Did you know that the New Testament warns the Gentile Christians not to judge the Jews who do not accept Jesus because they are unbelievers by the Will of G-d -- and that this great truth is confirmed by the early Ebionite followers of Jesus? Paul writes that because the hearts of the Jews were hardened from accepting Jesus for the sake of the Gentiles, if the Gentiles judge the Jews in the manner that they have traditionally done, that their own covenant would be canceled. Thus, the Christian world dwells in a Spiritual Despora -- blinded to the true spiritual meaning of the written word -- alienated from the Truth by the Laws that have inhibited their understanding -- and because they crucify the Christ in the manner they live their lives, they have made themselves apostates to the Kingdom (see http://TheLie.org ). This warning which the Church has ignored, and is contained in Paul's Epistle to the Romans, is more thoroughly explained in Peter's teachings to his disciple Clement in the words: “Neither, therefore, are the Hebrews condemned on account of their ignorance of Jesus, by reason of Him who has concealed Him, if, doing the things commanded by Moses, they do not hate Him whom they do not know. Neither are those from among the Gentiles condemned, who know not Moses on account of Him who hath concealed him, provided that these also, doing the things spoken by Jesus, do not hate Him whom they do not know."
Did you know that the New Testament teaches that because the Gentile Christians judged and condemned the Jews, their covenant of Grace was ended? Speaking of the Jews whose hearts were hardened for the spiritual advancement of the Gentiles, Paul warns the non-Jewish believers: "If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, 'Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.' Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either" (Rom 11:17-21 NIV).
Did you know that the New Testament predicts that because of the violation of the Covenant, that God would give the Gentile Christians into the hands of the Romans in the same way that He did the Jews to the Babylonians -- and that because of their turning away from the Covenant, that God would permit Satan to rule over the Church which is called Christian today? It has been said that the greatest deception of all time is seen in the success of Satan in his ability to convince man that he does not exist. If this is so, then Satan's second deception is perhaps even greater than the first -- in that, he has fooled the very elect -- i.e., the very religious authorities of the church who have been warned and taught of his existence. In total disregard of the admonition of the scriptures themselves, the greater majority of Christians believe that the church is beyond the reach of Satan -- that God somehow drew a line that Satan cannot cross over -- and because of this force of Divine protection, Satan has not immersed himself in every aspect of their lives! Yet, to their own detriment, the leaders of the modern church ignore the warning of the Apostle: “let no man beguile you in any wise: for (it will not be,) except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God” (2 Thes 2:3-4 ASV). What the Apostle is herein very clearly predicting is that there would come a time when the god of the Christian Church will be a false god. Historically speaking, it has been almost universally recognized that the period in time that the Apostle could have been referring to was in the fourth century when the church made a covenant with the Roman Emperor Constantine. With regard to this falling away, the Adam Clark Commentary writes of this passage of Paul's Epistle: “[Except there come a falling away first] We have the original word apostasia in our word apostasy; and by this term we understand a dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation. But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary). Not to depreciate or make less the significance of any one of the individual statements presented in the above words, what the modern believer must recognized is the far-reaching totality of the statement: “But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction”. Did you know that the doctrines instituted by the ministers of Satan continue as the foundation of the Christian Church to this very day? Thus, because the Gentiles violated their covenant, they exist to this day in a similar state as when the Jews were carried away into Babylon.
Christians today are unable to restore their religion because having lost the Keys of Knowledge while under Roman rule ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ), they are unwilling to embrace their Core Spiritual Essence which is of Hebrew Origin: Because the Christian Church has in effect turned against its own foundation by adopting Pagan creeds and doctrines, their original covenant has not only been terminated, but they no longer possess the Keys of Knowledge that is necessary to unlock the spiritual meaning of the very scriptures they champion. Thus, when they removed Yeshua from the natural foundation that brought him forth, renamed him Jesus (Zeus/Isis) and adopted the Pagan customs and mindset of the Nations, they polluted and destroyed the very foundation of New Covenant teachings. In failing to observe the very clear warning of Paul when he wrote: “...be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:20-22 NIV) -- they neglected to understand that they were “cut off” by their own actions, and their calling upon the name of the Lord was in vain as they caused themselves to become a spiritually barren people.
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The below web sites are written in the name of Allan Cronshaw, which is my birth name in this present life. The manner in which these other web sites are composed is very different than on this one -- wherein, on these other web sites there is an attempt to document and demonstrate every proof and concept of TheWay using a multitude of resources and biblical verses -- while on this web site there is no other authority than Jacob writing to you as the Brother Of Yeshua who was the leader of the Hebrew/Christian Ebionite/Nazirene movement of TheWay. In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being." So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21). It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.
The above warning with respect to the predicted corruption of Yeshua's teachings is further stated in the first century writings known today as the Clementine Recognitions where it is written: "Our Lord and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with Him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against Him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive. Wherefore, above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Lord, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem, — and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Lord, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon upon us, preaching, under pretense of the truth, in the name of the Lord, and sowing error. Wherefore He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them.’"
Again it is warned by Clement: "Wherefore observe the greatest caution, that you believe no teacher, unless he bring from Jerusalem the testimonial of James the Lord’s brother, or of whosoever may come after him. For no one, unless he has gone up thither, and there has been approved as a fit and faithful teacher for preaching the word of Christ, — unless, I say, he brings a testimonial thence, is by any means to be received. But let neither prophet nor apostle be looked for by you at this time, besides us. For there is one true Prophet, whose words we twelve apostles preach"
As predicted, the ministers of Satan have succeeded in altering the teachings of my brother Yeshua, and continue to lead many into the abyss of darkness. But have no fear my brothers and sisters, for the teachings of TheWay has been restored so that you might be able to overcome the darkness, and enter the Kingdom of Light within you (Luke 17:20-21).
The Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob who many all James, and I was known as the Brother of Yeshua and the first leader of the New Covenant movement of TheWay which is today known as Christianity. I was sent back into the world to restore the teachings of my brother Yeshua to their original spiritual essence, and to guide you in TheWay that is "narrow" so you will be able to open the "strait gate" within you and enter the Kingdom that Yeshua declared must be attained through the second birth.
The Ebionite HomePage: If you call yourself a Christian, Jew, Messianic believer, Evyonim, Nazarene or Muslim, then it is imperative that you learn of the Ebionites who are True Spiritual Israel -- They are the Poor Ones to the ways and thinking of this world -- The Ebionites were the Israelites of the Nazirene Vow They are/were the Genuine Disciples of Yeshua/Jesus who are in the world and not of it!
The Gate Of Eden: Why were the Disciples and followers of Yeshua vegetarian? Why did they live in accordance with the precepts of the Torah/Law? Why did they live separate and apart from both Jews and Christians? The answer is very simple: The Gate of Eden is within us, and if we fail to enter therein while we are still physically alive in the body, we will have failed in our opportunity to enter into Life. And while it can be countered that we are saved by our belief in Messiah/Christ, faith, or the blood of the lamb, the truth is that if we were truly faithful disciples of TheWay, that we would experience the opening of the inner door and the Kingdom coming within us. The GateOfEden article explores all aspects of the need to pick up one's own cross and follow the narrow path that leads to the inner gate to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.
The Nazirene HomePage: The original spiritual teachings of Yeshua/Jesus as practiced by the people of The Way who where known historically as the Essenes, Ebionites, and Nazirenes. The teachings of The Way are Spiritual -- and provide a means to open the "strait gate" into the Kingdom while still physically alive in the body/vessel.
The Light Of Yeshua -- The Messianic Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: While many teach that believers are saved by faith, the journey of the disciple of Yeshua is one of absolute dedication to The Way. The disciple who becomes a brother to Yeshua must live as he lived, and become a Nazirene who is consecrated and wholly set apart as they walk the Narrow Way, enter into the Kingdom through the Strait Gate, and learn directly from the L-rd -- the One Rabbi and Teacher of the Mysteries of G-d.
TheWay of the Nazirene Rings HomePage: This is the Ring Home page of TheWay of the Nazirene. It will provide you with a listing of all the Nazirene Rings, and a brief description of the importance of walking in The Way and entering the Kingdom of God before physical death occurs. Come visit and learn the essence of the teachings of Jesus/Yeshua that were lost by the institutionalized church.
The Long Island Mystic and Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: The Organizational HomePage of The Nazirene -- the Long Island Mystic, Evangelical Minister, and Prophet of TheWay -- who God bestowed upon him the gift of the recall of his previous life as a Disciple and Brother of Messiah/Christ -- and thus has re-entered this world at the present time in order to restore the Spiritual Essence and Teachings of his Master, Yeshua/Jesus. The Kingdom is within! And we must sojourn the narrow path of TheWay, enter the "strait gate" to the Inner Spiritual Temple, while still alive in the physical body. Thus, modern Christians have misunderstood the words of Yeshua -- he never said that we must physically die to enter the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- but rather, we must die to the culture, mindset and ways of this world in order to enter the Kingdom!