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As I concluded in part two, in spite of their long history of errors, sins and rebellion against the Lord, which ultimately resulted in the destruction of the Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem on two different occasions, it seems that the Jews still have not learned what God has been endeavoring to teach them. Thus, while a small minority of Messianic Jews have in fact embraced Jesus Christ as Messiah, Lord and Savior -- and we should obviously be thankful for that -- the vast majority of Jews continue to stubbornly reject Jesus Christ. Not only that, but the Ultra Orthodox Jews remain intent on building a third Temple on Mount Moriah, and are currently waiting for the arrival of their alleged "messiah", Moshiach ben David.
Exactly who is Moshiach ben David? What qualifications must he meet in order to prove that he truly is the long-awaited "messiah" of the Jews? What expectations will the Jews have of him? To really understand the Jewish mindset regarding this long-anticipated "messiah", consider studying these sources:
1. Maimonides's 13 Principles of Faith
2. The Talmud
3. The Sanhedrin
4. The Mishne Torah
5. Jewish prayers such as the Amidah and Sh'ma
6. The Laws Of Kings
In addition to the above list, it is recommended that one study Nachmanides, Arizal, Baal Shem Tov, Vilna Gaon and Chofetz Chaim. However, for the sake of my readers who may not have the time nor the interest in doing so, allow me to share the following list which describes the qualifications for the one who claims to be Moshiach ben David, as well as what will be expected of him by the Ultra Orthodox Jews.
1. He must be a direct descendant of the bloodline of King David.
2. He must be extremely knowledgeable of the Torah. This includes the Pentateuch -- that is, the five books of the Law of Moses -- as well as the oral tradition which has been handed down over the centuries. His spiritual leadership should result in the following:
2a. Renewed interest in and practice of the Torah.
2b. Eventual spread of the knowledge and Law of God throughout the world so that war, hunger and other human ills will cease.
3. He must prove himself to be an astute political leader and King of the Jewish nation who will do the following:
3a. Encourage Jews from around the world to return to their homeland of Israel; thus bringing an end to the "Diaspora", or dispersion.
3b. Fight and win the wars of Israel subduing her enemies all around her, thus bringing in an era of peace.
3c. Rebuild the Temple of Solomon on the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem, and re-implement the daily sacrifice; that is, the morning and the evening oblations.
As I explain in the aforementioned articles, it is my belief that because they continue to resist the Holy Ghost -- as they have done for the past two thousand year -- they will be fooled by this Endtime deceiver, precisely as the Apostle Paul describes for us in the following enlightening verses:
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [the day of Christ] shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, KJV
In fact, I have begun to wonder if some pro-Israel American Christians will also be deceived by him as well, considering how many of them appear to be so infatuated with Israel and the Jews at this current time. I truly hope that my Christian brethren are not so foolish as to fall for the deception. I hope that they will be wise enough, and grounded in the Word enough, to recognize this false messiah if and when he makes his appearance on the world stage.
Now, obviously, what the Jews did, they did, and it cannot be changed. It has now become a part of recorded history, both secular history, as well as Biblical history. As the well-known Sixteenth Century proverb states "As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it."
However, just because certain areas of Jewish history -- and in particular, Jewish Biblical history -- are very dark and very evil, does not mean that we should choose to ignore it as if it never happened. Equally important, we should not be afraid to talk about it and write about it, just because the Jews and some pro-Israel Christians become offended by such discussions, or because they accuse us of antisemitism. As teachers of God's Word who are responsible for delivering the full truth of the Scriptures, we cannot be menpleasers who walk around on our tippy-toes out of fear that we might offend someone, or be falsely accused by them. I am reminded of these verses:
"Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:"
Ephesians 6:6-7, KJV
The simple truth of the matter is that the history of the Jews -- which includes their mistakes and gross sins against God -- is so interwoven throughout the pages of the entire Bible, that it is virtually impossible to teach the full, complete counsel of God, without mentioning the Jews again and again. This is precisely what I do throughout the many articles and series that are found on the Bill's Bible Basics website. I use them as examples -- as the Apostle Paul likewise did -- to teach my readers valuable lessons about our faith; including what to do, as well as what not to do. This is not antisemitism; it is simply sharing the truth, as it is revealed to us in the Scriptures.
While the sins of the unbelieving Jews is a prominent theme throughout my writings, it is by no means the only evil that I write about. For the record, I also discuss and expose the sins and mistakes of my fellow Gentiles as well. Among other topics, I discuss the corruption of the American government, the greed of Big Business, the false doctrines of organized religion such as the Roman Catholic Church and a few other denominations, the deceptions of the New Age movement, the false claims of Islam, the deceptive beliefs and practices of a variety of dangerous cults -- Christian and otherwise -- and many other subjects. In other words, this ministry, and my articles, do not just concentrate on bashing the Jews by any means. It is a multi-faceted ministry.
In conclusion, one thing which you will quickly discover as you begin to delve into my articles and series, is that I do not preach a politically-correct, watered-down Gospel on the Bill's Bible Basics website. I endeavor to preach the full, unadulterated counsel of God without compromise; that is the good, the bad and the ugly, which includes the sad history of the Jews, as well as their current rebellion against the Lord through their continued rejection of Jesus Christ. It has nothing to do with being antisemitic, contrary to what some people may believe. The facts are the facts, and most of the Jewish people are antichrist, just like so many other non-Christian peoples in the world.
If anything I have stated in this series offends you; if for any reason you reject the Biblical truths which I have shared here; and if all you desire is a candy-coated, non-offensive, lukewarm Gospel, then the Bill's Bible Basics website may not be for you, and my articles are probably not for you. Perhaps you would be best served by going somewhere else before you become further offended by the material that is found on this website. The choice is yours. What will you do? As the Apostle Paul asked the Galatians after some of them backslid from the faith, and became entangled again in the precepts of the Law:
"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"
Galatians 4:16, KJV
With these words I will bring this series to a close. I hope that you have found it informative, and that you possess the spiritual fortitude to accept its truths. If you agree with it, please consider sharing its URL with your online friends. If you have an account with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or with any other social network, I would also appreciate if you would take the time to click on the corresponding link that is found on this page. Thanks so much, and may God bless you abundantly! For additional info, you may want to refer to the list of resources below which were also mentioned in this series, and which are likewise located on this very same Bill's Bible Basics website:
Holy Qur'an and Islam - A Doctrine of Devils?
Is the Message of Salvation Meant for All Men?
All Are Given a Chance, But . . .
Message to the World
The Royal Law : Thou Shalt Love
Beholding the Evil and the Good
The Fruits of Disobedience
My God is a Shocker!
The Great Tribulation and the Rapture
The Kings of the North and the South
Who Hindered the Antichrist?
To Tell the Truth: Moshiach, Mahdi or the Messiah?