We worship Christ.
We dont worship Paul or Saul.
Many of the apostles were also Judeans, they are judged by their actions, not lineage.
Paul was the greatest missionary in Church history, and his work for the faith is unparalled.
You worship a false God and defend your beliefs with regurgitated Jewish Ideology.
Christ could not have been 'born' if it hadn't been for the TORAH, therefore Paul would not have become the "greatest missionary in church history" (false history I might add).
Read the history of ancient Israel and Judah according to the Jews themselves and see the blatant BS of Judaism and therefore Christ inanity.
The true God of CREATION is a spiritual concept that can even be verified by science. The proof of this 'God' is in our BEING and our undeniable faith "in a creator"
The God of man made religion is too full of imperfections, fantasy and mind control to be anything else but the figment of man's imagination and hallucinogenic entheogens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entheogen
Judaism and Christianity
See also: Psychology of religion
According to The Living Torah, cannabis was an ingredient of holy anointing oil mentioned in various sacred Hebrew texts. The herb of interest is most commonly known as kaneh-bosm (Hebrew: קְנֵה-בֹשֶׂם). This is mentioned several times in the Old Testament as a bartering material, incense, and an ingredient in holy anointing oil used by the high priest of the temple. Although Chris Bennett's research in this area focuses on cannabis, he mentions evidence suggesting use of additional visionary plants such as henbane, as well.
The Septuagint translates kaneh-bosm as calamus, and this translation has been propagated unchanged to most later translations of the old testament. However, Polish anthropologist Sula Benet published etymological arguments that the Aramaic word for hemp can be read as kannabos and appears to be a cognate to the modern word 'cannabis', with the root kan meaning reed or hemp and bosm meaning fragrant. Both cannabis and calamus are fragrant, reedlike plants containing psychotropic compounds.
In his research, Professor Dan Merkur points to significant evidence of an awareness within the Jewish mystical tradition recognizing manna as an entheogen, thereby substantiating with rabbinic texts theories advanced by the superficial biblical interpretations of Terence McKenna, R. Gordon Wasson and other ethnomycologists.
"John Marco Allegro" has suggested that the self-revelation and healing abilities attributed to the figure of Jesus may have been associated with the effects of the plant medicines, this evidence is dependent on pre-Septuagint interpretation of Torah and Tenach. Allegro was the only non-Catholic appointed to the position of translating the Dead Sea scrolls
. His extrapolations are often the object of scorn due to Allegro's non-mainstream theory of Jesus as a mythological personification of the essence of a "psychoactive sacrament". *John M. Allegro wrote "The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross" after he interpretted his portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls and found many referrences for Jesus was an allegorical reference to Psilocybeshttp://www.entheogens.com/godgene.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_ancient_Israel_and_JudahThe Canaanite god Ba'al, 14th–12th century BC (Louvre museum, Paris) Symbol of Ba'al found in Hazor, Israel A Vatican 100 Lire gold coin. Note the symbol of Baal, found in Hazor, is behind the head of the figure supposed to be that of Christ.
Iron Age Yahwism
Current models among scholars see the emergence of Israelite monotheism as a gradual process which began with the normal beliefs and practices of the ancient world.
The religion of the Israelites of Iron Age I was based on the cult of the ancestors and the worship of family gods (the "gods of the fathers"). The major deities were not numerous – El, Asherah, and Yahweh, with Baal as a fourth god in the early period. By the early monarchy El and Yahweh had become identified and Asherah did not continue as a separate state cult,[ although she continued to be popular at a community level until Persian times. Yahweh, later the national god of both Israel and Judah seems to have originated in Edom and Midian in southern Canaan, and may have been brought north to Israel by the Kenites and Midianites at an early stage. With the emergence of monarchy at the beginning of Iron Age II the king promoted his own family god, Yahweh, as the god of the kingdom, but beyond the royal court religion continued to be both polytheistic and family-centered, as it was also for other societies in the Ancient Near East.
There is a general consensus among scholars that the first formative event in the emergence of the distinctive religion described in the bible was triggered by the destruction of Israel by Assyria in c.722 BC. Refugees came south to Judah, bringing with them laws and a Prophetic tradition that Yahweh was the only god who should be served. These beliefs were adopted by the "people of the land", meaning the landed families who provided the administrative class of the kingdom, and in 640 BC these circles were decisive in placing on the throne the eight-year-old Josiah. Judah at this time was a vassal of Assyria, but Assyrian power collapsed in the 630s, and in around 622 Josiah and the Deuteronomists, as the circle around him are called by modern scholars, launched a bid for independence expressed as loyalty to "Yahweh alone" and the law-code in the book of Deuteronomy, written in the form of a treaty between Judah and Yahweh to replace the vassal-treaty with Assyria.
According to the theology of the Deuteronomists the terms of the treaty with Yahweh were that he would preserve both the city and the king in return for their worship and obedience to the law-code. The destruction of Jerusalem, the Temple, and the Davidic dynasty by Babylon in 587/586 BC was therefore a deeply traumatic event, and led to much theological reflection on the meaning of the national tragedy. The solution, set out in the series of history books from Joshua and Judges to Samuel and Kings, was to interpret the Babylonian destruction as divinely-ordained punishment for the failure of the kings to worship Yahweh alone.Iron Age Judahite pillar-figurine of a popular fertility deity, possibly Asherah, consort of YHWHhttp://www.orderwhitemoon.org/goddess/Asherah.html
In the middle ages in the Kabbalah where SHE is called the "Shekina".
Proof that Jews still worship her. Shock and Awe
As we engaged Iraq in the first war of the new Millennium, the military spoke frequently and emphatically about the coming “Shock and Awe” phase of the military operation. Most everyone scratched their heads at this peculiar phrase.
In the Hebrew traditions, there is a word that is used to define the cloud of God's glory: It is roughly translated as “Shekinah” but the Hebrew mystics wrote it as “SHKNH”. Shock and awe. It is highly probable that the strategists in the Psychological Warfare division of the army, who have a flair for the dramatic as well as the mystic and sometimes occultic, knew full well that the entire middle east would understand perfectly what “Shock and Awe” meant. When they added the new bomb, the “Mother of All Bombs” - “Moab” - I saw the picture. Moab was the sworn enemy of Israel, and was completely destroyed.*Think about this "clever use of words"------ “shock and awe” does indeed describe the power of the biblical God.
Second Temple Judaism
The Second Temple period (520BC-70AD) differed in significant ways from what had gone before. Monotheism had emerged among the priests and the Temple establishment probably by the beginning of the Persian period, and beliefs regarding angels and demons were developing rapidly by its end.. It was at this time that the Torah was written, circumcision and Sabbath-observance became symbols of Jewish identity, and the institution of the synagogue became increasingly important. By the end of the Second Temple period the Jewish canon was becoming fixed, and, since there was still no monarchy and the reality of life did not match the expectations created by the religious traditions, messianic expectation began to surface.
Does your church worship Ba'al?http://www.remnantofgod.org/steeple.htm