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'Judeo-Christian?' How a weaponized marketing slogan destroyed Western Christianity

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Sometimes an infestation of parasites is so thorough and overwhelming that the host doesn't even get to keep its original name. In Part 1 of today's episode we explore the recent creation and destructive history of the word 'Judeo-Christian.' 

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Sometimes an infestation of parasites is sothorough and overwhelming that the host doesn't even get to keep its original name.In part one of today's episode, we explore the recent creation and destructive historyof the word Judeo Christian. I'm Darren Klama and this is the first Biblenetwork. The latest news, history and analysis from the perspective of the FirstChristians. Tune into the FBN worldwide twenty four seven radio stream. Given howmany famous people, institutions, presidents, religious leaders, social icons and celebritieshave invoked the name Judeo Christian, you'd think it's been around for thousands ofyears, millennia at least, since the time of Jesus. It has suchweight, bearing power and Gravitas. Such a rapturous name surely must be thecornerstone of a great and historic spiritual awakening. Yeah, no, not really.In terms of religious significance, it's somewhere in the same zip code withQuanza and not much older than that. The etymology of the word and itsearliest known use was in the nineteenth century, where it first appears in a letterfrom Alexander maccall. Don't worry, nobody else knows who he is eitherthe a term in this case referred to alleged Jewish converts to Christianity or Converso's. Also around this time, the word Judeo was being slapped around on justabout everything. Names like Judeo, German Judeo, Italian Judeo French were commonlyused to describe various things related to Jews. It was part of a growing movementto make Jews appear to be less alien, to mainstream them into society, and language was one way to do...

...that, and such became the casealso with the name Judeo Christian. Now it's interesting to note that the samepeople selling this new name are also big on talking about the or what theycall the Abrahamic faith, in which Islam is also a part of. Yetthe word isn't Judeo Christian Islamic or Christian Judeo Islamic, and it's especially notIslamic Christian Judeo. The name says, Hey, we're part of a teamand you other people, you Islamist or Hindus, you might be okay,but we're running the God show around here. You see, the Jews like havingtheir name first, you know, top billing, despite being such atiny, insignificant fragment of the world's total population. One is reminded of themidget perched on top of a giant in the Mad Max thunderdome movie. Sothe name excludes other religions while at the same time allowing Jews to dominate theheadline in a story that's really about parasites and hosts. Some people were alsousing it to describe a type of Christianity that rejected the teachings and writings ofthe Apostle Paul. They like the word Judeo Christian because, in their mind, it helped blend Judaism and Christianity together, while at the same time signaling theiropposition to Paul, who they felt was unfriendly to the Jews. Now, a few years after McCall's letter, a strange historical figure got a holdof the word. His name was Joseph Wolf and in one thousand eight hundredand twenty nine he began marketing the word as a tool for Messianic Jews andadventist to use. These churches would maintain many Jewish and IBEANITE traditions, whileagain excluding many of Paul's epistles. Essentially,...

...a lot more yeshua and a lotless Jesus. Now, like the Ebionites and other judaizers before them,they relied heavily on the gospel of Matthew, with its opening paragraphs that read likea guest list from a Bar Mitzvah. Now for an example of what I'mtalking about, look get any of the Evangelical Preachers of today, wearingtheir Hebrew prayer shawls as they endlessly talk about Yeshua and Yaowe, while barelyever mentioning the name Jesus Christ on their made for TV masses. John Hague, Franklin, Graham Fall Wall, these guys are the vision that Joseph Wolfwas trying to achieve back in one thousand eight, hundred and twenty nine.But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves, because Wolf turns out tobe actually pretty interesting. In fact, you might agree that he's the personificationof the poster boy for the marketing slogan Judeo Christian and all that it represents. Now, naturally, kicking over the woodpile and clicking on early life setsthe tone for our little journey here. Wolf was born to Jewish parents.His father, David, was a rabbi in Germany. According to his bio, he developed a great interest in Jesus Christ. This was as a childand at age eleven he left home and he spent the next six years travelingEurope and meeting with teachers and theologians to learn more. Now his bio goeson to claim he became a Roman Catholic in eighteen twelve and he took onthe name Joseph. Whatever is original given Jewish name was is not mentioned.Now. By the way, I'm going to include some slow roll video ofhis BIOS. You can kind of follow along and make your own decisions.Four years later, he moved to Rome and began studying to be a missionaryat the Jesuit run Collegio Romano. He...

...was there for a couple of yearsbefore being physically expelled by the gendarmes for disrupting the school and questioning the doctrineof infallibility. He left Italy and decided to become a member of the Churchof England after meeting a couple prominent adventists who took him in. From there, he went on to train as a missionary at Cambridge University at the expenseof the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews. That was the nameof it, now since renamed. Its main goal was encouraging the Hebrew ChristianSlash Messianic Jewish movement, and their main goal was injecting, in Mixing Judaisminto Christianity. Wolf also embrace the millerite adventist belief, which was popular atthe time, that the rule was ending in one thousand eighteen forty four.Long Story Short, he then decided his life's goal was finding out what happenedto the lost tribes of Israel and he traveled around Africa preaching that the worldwould be ending in one thousand eighteen forty four. He wrote a book abouthis travels, married into a prominent family in England and managed to mainstream thatname Judeo Christian in a few of the right circles of Messianic Jews on bothsides of the Atlantic. Now the tldr version of all this is man shapeshiftsfrom Judaism to Catholicism, to the Church of England, changes his name andspends his entire life subverting Christianity as a Messianic Jew, all the while screamingabout the world coming to an end, based on Daniel Prophecies in the HebrewBible, what you know today as the Old Testament. This, my friends, is the epitome of the name Judeo Christian, and Wolf is its shapeshifting poster boy. Now, unfortunately,...

...because of his writings, contacts andtravels, the name Judeo Christian didn't die with him. In one thousand eighthundred and sixty two, it rested. It lay under the wood pile,hibernating for about a hundred years until a new use for it was found.In short, what was about to happen was that the Messianic Jews were goingto shape shift into a new form, a new skin. This new wordwould allow them to move among the Christians without sticking out like a sore thumb. Now let's do a thought experiment. Someone walks up to you and AnnouncesHey, hi, I'm a Messianic Jew. Think about what your reaction too thatis. Now another person walks up and says our shared Judeo Christian beliefs. See how that works. How much more smoother and less jarring that is. The toxic theological poison is just as fatal, but now it has asweet flavor in the label on the vial has pretty colors on it. Fastforward to the late S to s in America, although some subversive ideas andelements like the Schofield Bible and Marxism had chipped away a little at the armorof Christianity, was still very much a Christian country. Jews had their religionand Christians had theirs. Everybody knew where they stood, and the Christians,specifically the Catholics, were enjoying a golden age of power and influence, inthe sense that, from a moral perspective, the ship called America was sailing uprightand very stable. But War was brewing on the horizon in Europe andAmericans were very much against getting involved in yet another European war. And theman who was their voice, their champion, was a priest named Father Charles Coughlin, and he wasn't just any voice.

Every week, thirty million Americans wouldhang on his every word listening to his radio programs. These were numbersthat would make rush limbaugh look like a disc jockey at a community college radiostation in Rural Indiana, I mean Copland, packed in huge stadiums from end toend. My dear friends that, among other things, in the NationalUnion for Social Justice, we are Christianian soul. Farther as we believe inChrist principle of love your neighbor as yourself, and with that principle I challenge haveread you in this nation to tell me that he does not be leavingat there is no need of communizing all the factories and the fields and theforests on the minds under a new kind of God, made a flesh andblood and clay and hatred. When men becomes so frightful that they believe thatdestiny is to reurate the a tonal of God, it's time for their fellowcitizens to rise up in the wrath and through the agency. All ballots arenot bullets fell. Relegate them to the pages of the past. Everybody listenedto Father Coughlin, and Father Coughlin was...

...one hundred percent dead set against thewar and he hated Marxists. Frankly, everybody did. People had learned thatthey had murdered millions and millions of Christian Russians while they operated under the banneror the mask of Bolshevism. These were not popular people. Jews, however, were very much in favor of getting involved in the war and stopping anewly powerful Germany. You see, their friends on the other side of theAtlantic were sounding the alarm bells, begging for help, and they were leavingGermany and mass. Anybody with Marxist ideas and leanings were not welcome in Germany, and that meant Jewish institutions with Marxist leanings, like the Frankfurt school,were told to hit the road, and they did, packing their bags andlanding in the friendly confines of New York City, where they set up shopat Columbia University in one thousand nine hundred and thirty five. As a result, now all the big brains of Judaism and Marxism were all together, andtogether they took a friend look. It would appeared to be an insurmountable problem. Simply put, they needed a way to turn the ship around, andAmerica was a very, very large ship. They began trying to sway popular opinionthrough media and books. But how do you bridge the divergent interests andbeliefs of Catholics and Jews, and then add the complicating factor of another worldwar on top of it, widening the gap further? This was a verytricky problem indeed, to say nothing of Father Kauflin and his thirty million antiwar listeners. Did I mention that even the world renowned industrialist Henry Ford wasagainst them, and Charles Lindberg? And, just like Joseph Wolf a hundred yearsago, these Marxists needed to do some shapeshifting of their own. Insteadof being enemies with the Christians and Catholics...

...in America, they needed them nowis friends, friends to fight against their larger, more formidable enemy in theform of a new, resurgent Germany. Wait, do you hear that?That rustling sound near the woodpile? Something is emerging. Ah, it's ourold friend Judeo Christian. What's he doing here? That's right, Judeo Christianwas born again and began to be used to signify something called the common religiousinheritance of the West by left wing authors in the nineteen thirties. And whenI say used, I mean they plastered it everywhere. They were determined tocreate that Judeo Christian connection in the collective mind of America. America must betaught to associate Judeo Christian with Anti Fascism. They had to associate anything good withthat new name. Of course anyone opposed to Judeo Christian was a Nazilover and enemy of America itself. As how the narrative was framed and propagandized, and that name was their best way to do it. But to callit a manufactured, implied tautology as a massive understatement the name actually doesn't makeany logical sense at all. But when there's a goal, facts don't matter, and their goal was getting America into the war. Long Story Short,congressmen created and changed laws that drove Father Coughlin off the air, and thenthe Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor. That was the end of the Anti War oppositionand, as you can imagine, there was much celebration and dancing at theFrankfort School in New York City that day as the ships in Pearl Harbor smolderedand burned. America was finally in their...

...war and lots and lots of Christianswere going to die. Now, before we sign off, I think it'simportant to point out that the pre nice in Christians, like the Marcianites,don't really have a dog in this fight. And of course it is the Marcianitechurch that underwrites the first Bible network and the show. Their faith isbased on the very first Christian Bible of one hundred and forty four a Dand that Bible did not, and to this day does not, contain theOld Testament. Their belief is that Jews worship a deity that is alien toChristianity and that God was only revealed through Jesus, that to know God,one must know and accept Jesus. There is no other way. Now,beyond the deceptive marketing and slick propaganda of the Judeo Christian sales force, thereare very real consequences at play here. Would you like a Judeo Christian priestto give you last rites? I mean, what's next finding a cute way tocombine the words priest and Rabbi? Moreover, the present day Marcianite Churchbelieves that Messianic Jews and names like Judeo Christian are simply movements and constructs designedwith the sole purpose of subverting, confusing, toxifying and destroying true Christianity. It'sa goal that they've been working to achieve since the day of Christ's resurrection. But don't take my word for it. Let history be your guide. Nowwe are reminded that the apostles had a brief success in shutting down theJudaizers at the Council of Jerusalem and forty eight a D, but it wasshortlived. Interestingly, you'll find Jews unwittingly in total agreement with the Marcia Unitesays. We read in Jacob Newsner's book Jews and Christians, the myth ofa common tradition, in which he writes...

...the two faiths stand for different peopletalking about different things, two different people. But I think it's best summed upby Rabbi Eliza Burkovitz, who writes that Judaism is Judaism because it rejectsChristianity and Christianity is Christianity because it rejects Judaism. And we couldn't agree more. Now, because of today's prolonged foray into unpleasant subject matter, I thoughtit would be a good idea to close out today's show with a short prayer, cleansing prayer, if you will. It's the original Lord's prayer. Isfound in the first Bible of one hundred and forty four a D, andyou'll find it on page twenty eight of the paperback or hardcover version, andit's also on page three hundred forty six if you're following with the kindle ebook. Father, let your Holy Spirit come upon us. Hallow be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done. As in heaven, soon Earth. Give us, day by day, our bread for the comingday and forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone that is indebtedto us, and lead us not into temptation. Amen. In the upcomingsegment, in part two, we're going to explore how this named Judeo Christianbecame a powerhouse in shaping events from the s until today, and how itcreated a new breed of evangelical TV preacher and politicians and ultimately led to thedestruction of Western Christianity, the evidence of which is all around you. I'mDarren Killama, and this is the First Bible Network.

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