Christian vs. Nazarene! Which one are
What are those that enter
into The Yahushaic Covenant called? Are they known as Christians
or Nazarenes? Christians are so named after their god Christos. Nazarenes are
so named because they are followers of The Branch.
For hundreds of years before Yahusha
came as the Messiah, followers of pagan “Christs” were known as “Christians”. They
were pagan followers of the various “Christs” such as Christos Mithra. The
Roman Emperor who created Christianity was a convert of Mithraism. He was a
Christian is not the name the
Bible uses of those who follow Yahusha. They were known as Notsris. Those who
followed John the Baptist became known as Notsris or “Nazarenes” as John was
sent to prepare the way for The Branch (Notsri). John was actively preparing
Israel for the coming Messiah which he knew was Yahusha his cousin.
Nazarenes were spoken of as
guardians of the Torah, Prophets, and Messiah. It is a mistranslation in our
Bibles where it says “Jesus of Nazareth” it should read “Yahusha the Nazarene”.
Not only is his name not Jesus, not only was Yahusha not from Nazareth, but the
terms "sect of the Nazarenes" and "Yahusha of Nazareth" are
the same. They both employ the adjective nasraya
ܝܪܨܢܕ) or notsri meaning
branch, which is referring
to the prophecy in Isaiah concerning The Branch and prophecy of Zachariah
concerning The Branch.
The English word “Nazarene”
(Greek “Nazaraios,” Aramaic “Natsraya,” or Hebrew “Notsri”) comes from the
Hebrew word netser
(branch), which itself is derived from the verb
natsar which means “to guard, watch, keep, or preserve.” in context speaking of
NAS Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon - Strong's Number: 5341
Word - Natsar
watch, watch over, keep (Qal) to watch, guard, keep, to preserve, guard from
dangers, to keep, observe, guard with fidelity, to guard, keep secret, to be
kept close, be blockaded, watchman (participle)
So in context of the Torah
and Prophets, Yahusha the Nazarene was to keep and observe the Torah and guard,
watch over, and protect it from the Lawless one Jesus Christ who is a false
image designed to destroy it. I, Rav Sha’ul, am a Notsri if you haven’t noticed
by now. All true followers of Yahusha are Nazarenes.
In the Dead Sea Scrolls there
is a figure called “The Great Notsri
(Nazarene)” and “Teacher of
Righteousness” who would be sent by Yahuah to prepare the way for the
6 There was a man sent from (the
predestined Plan of) Yahuah, whose name
was John (John was born a miraculous birth and “sent from Yahuah”
just like Yahusha).
7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the
Light, that all through him (through John
by being a Nazarene we) might believe. 8
He was not that Light, but
sent (from Yahuah) to bear
witness (John too was an
Emmanuel a true
and faithful witness) of that Light.
That was the true (Emmanuel) Light which gives light to
every man coming into the world.
He was said to have the
proper understanding of the Torah, qualified in its accurate instruction, and
be the one through whom Yahuah would reveal to the community “the hidden things
in which Israel had gone astray”. He would rightfully be of the House of Zadok
(a true High Priest of Israel). This was Yahusha’s mentor and teacher, John the
Great Notsri who was of The House of Zadok and the “anointed High Priest” in succession
to Yahusha III (see my book Melchizedek and the Passover Lamb).
This description of “The
Great Notsri” is found in the Damascus Document of the Dead Sea Scroll
carbon dating has placed about 44 BC, the time John was acting as High Priest
in the wilderness. John was prophesied to fulfill this very role by his father
Luke 1:76-80 - Zechariah’s Song
76 “And you, my child, will be called a
prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before Yahuah to prepare the way
for him (Yahusha), 77
to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the
forgiveness of their sins, 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which
the rising sun will come to us from heaven 79 to shine on those living in
darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”
80 And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the
wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.
The Great Notsri, founder of
the Nazarenes, at that time was undoubtedly John the Baptist who was the
rightful High Priest from the House of Zadok. Although there is a “debate”
about who this Great Notsri was among current scholars, there should be no
doubt. Yahusha told us exactly who this great Teacher of Righteousness
the Nazarenes and Essences was, it was his own mentor:
“I tell you the truth, among
those born of women, no one has arisen greater than
John the Baptist.
If there was no one greater
than John ever born of a woman (that includes all men) then, he is
Great Notsri. So much for that debate, Yahusha, The Branch, settled it.
So, we have John "the prophesied Great Nazar" and "Teacher of
Righteousness (Torah)" of the Nazarenes, mentioned in the Dead Sea
Scrolls, and identified by the Messiah leading the elect looking for The Branch
and they were not called “Christians” they were called Notsris or Nazarenes.
Nazarenes were a sect among
the Jews in Israel who followed John the Baptist at the time Yahusha lived.
Under John’s direction, the Nazarenes knowing the prophecies of Daniel
concerning the timing of the Messiah’s coming, bathed in the Mikveh daily
in expectation of the coming Messiah. Yahusha and many of his disciples were
first followers of John the Baptist and were all...
When John consecrated Yahusha as his successor, his followers then followed Yahusha
“the Nazarene” and accepted him as the Messiah.
The Apostle Sha’ul too was a
Nazarene or Notsri. After Sha’ul was arrested in Jerusalem; he was escorted to
Caesarea to appear before the governor, Felix. Under the authority of Ananias,
the “unauthorized” high priest, Tertullus brought the charges before Felix.
Notice his accusation:
“For we have found this man a
pestilent fellow [a plague], and a mover of sedition among all the Jews
throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: Who also
hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged
according to our law”.
Very few people realize that
the term “Christian” was a very popular pagan label associated with many pagan
cults long before the Messiah lived and died! In fact, the followers of
Mithras, Helios, and Osiris… all “Christians” or “Chrestos” in Greek:
Krishna (is Sanskrit for Christ)
All followers of pagan
“Christs” were called “Christians”. The followers of Yahusha the Messiah were
called by a very specific name and it was never “Christians” it was “Nazarenes”
see Acts 24:5 and Acts 28:22. The question that begs to be
asked is the following:
"What would a bunch
of Jewish Israelites that practice the Torah of Yahuah and followed a
Messiah (which means anointed King) be doing with a Greek term used by Pagans
as a label for themselves?” … they wouldn’t and they didn’t.
Are we to search out the
Greco-Roman roots, or the Hebrew origins of our faith? One of them hinders and
clouds our understanding, and the other is essential to it! Should we defend
the Greek term, or abandon it and use the term Nazarenes - the term Yahusha and
his followers were really known by?
The term "Christos"
is Greek, and is defined as meaning "anointed". Although
treated as a translation for the Hebrew word "Mashiach", its use
in the Greek language is derived from a completely different application. It is
a Greek word and in fact not a translation from Hebrew at all. The term
Christos was more of a medical term, because healers in the Greek culture used
all manner of tinctures for various ailments; some taken internally, and others
used topically. The first two letters in "Christos" are CHI + RHO,
and appear as X (CHI) and R (RHO). If you put these together, they form the
"R-X" symbol still used today in the pharmaceutical and the
apothecary trade, who mix and weigh dosages of medication for the sick.
The Greeks' tongue blended
sounds in strange ways, producing combinations like "DZ" and others. As
early as 200 BCE, there were Pagan worshippers of Serapis that called
In the Vatican, one can view
an original Pagan relief depicting MITHRAS with the words CHRESTOS MITHRAS,
meaning "good Mithras". Mithraism was the main Pagan religion of
ancient Rome, and became blended with the Messiah of Israel through the
compromises of the Nicaean Council, headed by Constantine and his son Crispus
(325-326 CE). The followers of Mithra (Constantine included) were called
The Greco-Roman mindset of
translators gave preference to the Greek over the Hebrew
language, and played-down the Hebrew terminology, in order to make everything
more acceptable to the pagan culture of the unwashed, uneducated masses. They
literally blended the Holy Scriptures with the worship of the Greek Pantheon
and that is the context in which Christianity was created.
religion - From
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
religion is any of the various systems of beliefs and practices of the people
who lived under the influence of ancient Greek culture during the Hellenistic
period and the Roman Empire (c. 300 BCE
to 300 CE). There
was much continuity in Hellenistic religion: the Greek gods continued to be
worshipped, and the same rites were practiced as before.
We call this assimilation of
Greek Hellenism to be Hellenized. We know that the pagan Greek
religion (Hellenism) overtook the truth of Yahuah and the resulting religion is
now called Christianity:
Hellenization - From
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
twentieth century witnessed a lively debate over the extent of Hellenization in
the Levant and particularly among the ancient Palestinian Jews that has
continued until today. The Judaism of the diaspora was thought to have
succumbed thoroughly to its influences. Bultmann thus argued that
arose almost completely within those Hellenistic confines and should be read
against that background as opposed to a more traditional (Palestinian) Jewish
That is why we have
“Christian” in our English Bibles instead of Nazarenes (along with many other
abominations found in our modern Bibles).
The Hebrew term “Mashiach”
was carried over into the Greek letters as "MESSIAH" because the
Greek alphabet is unable to transliterate the exact sounds of some letters,
such as the sound of "SH” - this became the "SS", because Greek
letters cannot make this sound. The Hebrew meaning of Mashiach is anointed King
of Israel, and applies to the person that is reigning as KING of Israel. A
chosen man was "anointed" as the king with oil, as we see the prophet
anointed David on his head with oil. It may have been olive oil, but it
represents the "Spirit" of Yahuah being placed upon the ruler. All
kings of Israel were "Mashiachim", or anointed ones. "Mashiachim"
may have been the original word used by Luke at Acts 11:26;
preferred the Greek flavor, and used the word "Christian" 3
times in the "Renewed Covenant" (New Testament) writings.
Simply put, the Creator’s
Elect would never be called by a Greek pagan reference to other gods.
(EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK,
the big picture, and keep an open mind for several options. Knowing there is
some relationship with the word cretin, what if the people
of Antioch, at first, called the disciples
CRETINS (retards, idiots)? Don't fall for the excuse,
"we speak English,
not Hebrew". The word "crestos" (or kristos, chreistos)
isn't English, it's Greek. If we follow the redemption plan of our Creator,
keeping the Torah of Yahuah, we are counted among the
Israel; not a "Gentile", foreign nation. In fact, we are
longer Gentiles at all (Eph. 2:11-13), although we were at one
time strangers to the covenants. After our immersion, there is no distinction,
and no dividing wall between us and a native-born Israelite. The main idea that
people seem to be steered away from
when words like "Christian" are examined closely is that the
Hebrew word, MASHIACH) is not being brought
to the table, but is typically kept from the discussion.
"Christianity" is not found in the Scriptures at all, so there is no
such thing in reality. Misdirection is used to
convince the listener of supposed facts which are not true and by simply saying
the lie often enough, it will become familiar, and therefore comfortable. In
this particular case, the premise is that the original word was this
Greek word "Christos",
since it is emphasized (by those with an agenda to preserve the error of
tradition) that the disciples of Yahusha
and wrote in Greek. We are expected to pay no mind that Greek is a
foreign language to the people of Israel.
It's a promotion of
the Jesuits to believe that the Messiah and
His students spoke to one another, and wrote everything down, in Greek. The
truth is that Greek was a transitional language, or
of the original texts originally written in Hebrew
(or the dialect of it, Syraic Aramaic). Remember, all the first
"Protestants" were Catholics, and they had already been indoctrinated
with the Jesuit teachings. What is practically
unknown is the fact that there
"Christians" on Earth before Yahusha haMashiach
was born - and they were Pagans.
Greek word "Christos"
(kristos) has come to mean anointed, and this corresponds to the Hebrew word
Mashiach. What is not commonly known is that Osiris and Mithras were both
called "Chreistos", which meant
The word was adopted from gnostic Paganism:
inscription "CHRESTOS" can be seen on a Mithras relief in the
the time of Marcion, around 150 CE, Justin Martyr said that
or "good men". Clement of
Alexandria said "all who believe in Christ
are called "Chrestoi, that is 'good men'". Rome was
the center of Chrestos Mithras worship,
so the adaptation or revisionism to the new faith for this title should hardly
be a huge mystery; but this information has been intentionally buried. The word
"Christian" is only used 3 times in the received Greek texts; and if
it were in fact what the disciples called themselves as a
"sect", it would have seemed very foreign
to not only them, but to everyone involved. Of course,
(and modern orthodox "Jew") believes in a "Mashiach" that
is coming at some point. Many of them - in fact most - don't currently believe
in the Mashiach portrayed by the "Christian" faith in any of its
diverse denominations. However, if we had to adopt a Greek word for these
practitioners of "Judaism" that related to them as believers in a
then they too could be labeled "Christians". But, the word
"Christian" is a very non-specific
label when you consider that it doesn't specify who the Mashiach is. The true
sect that followed Yahusha’s teachings did use a term for themselves, and it
was NATSARIM (Acts 24:5). Even the "Church father"
Epiphanius wrote of the Natsarim, whom he called "heretics", because
they observed the Commandments of Yahuah and were indistinguishable from
"Jews", except that they believed in the Mashiach.
5 “We have found this man to be a
troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a
ringleader of the Nazarene sect 6 and even tried to
desecrate the temple; so we seized him.  [a] 8 By examining him yourself you will be able to
learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him.”
9 The other Jews joined in the accusation, asserting that these things were
true (but they were not true they were bearing
false witness against Sha’ul).
10 When the governor motioned for him to speak, Sha’ul replied: “I know that
for a number of years you have been a judge over this nation; so I gladly make
can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to
worship. 12 My accusers did not find me
arguing with anyone at the temple, or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or
anywhere else in the city.
13 And they
cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me. 14 However, I admit that
I worship THE God (The Shema) of our ancestors (Sha’ul worshipped Yahuah not “Jesus”) as a
follower of (the Messiah Yahusha whose example
is) the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything
that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets, 15 and I have the same hope in God as these men
themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and
the wicked. 16 So I strive always to
keep my conscience clear before God and man.
(END EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK, TORAH ZONE)
Spoken like a true Nazarene! Nazarenes
are defenders, guardians, keepers of the Torah, the Prophets, and the Messiah.
As we see Christian is from
the root word “cretin” which means “retarded in mental growth”, in relation to the
Torah, a Christian might well be considered to be cretins i.e. retarded in
Hebrews 5:12 - Spiritual Immaturity (retarded in growth in
12 For though by this time you
ought to be teachers (of the Torah, there was
no such thing as the New Testament for another 300 years later), you
need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of
God (the Torah); and you have
come to need milk and not solid food. 13For everyone who partakes
only of milk is unskilled in
the word of righteousness (i.e. the
Torah/Law), for he is a babe. 14But solid food belongs to
those who are of full age (mature Saints with minds
set on Spiritual Law), that is, those who by reason of use
(by obedience to the Law) have their
senses exercised (trained by the Torah)
to discern both good and evil (which is defined by the
Law of God, good is obedience to His Commands, evil is breaking them).
the actual word that means "retard" or "idiot" is derived
from the same root as CHRISTIAN: crestin!
American Heritage Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary tells us
the etymology for the word CRETIN:
cre-tin (kre-tin, kret'n) n. 1.
One afflicted with Cretinism. 2. A fool; an idiot. [French, cretin, from Swiss French, crestin, CHRISTIAN, hence human being (an
idiot being nonetheless human).] Cretinism is dwarfism and or retardation.
Cretin is simply the word that is derived from the word CHRISTIAN, crestin.
“For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of
sedition among all the Yahudim throughout the world and a ringleader of the
sect (G139, hairesis)
Nazarenes (G3480) . . .”
The Greek word hairesis
above gives us our word “heresy” translated “sect”. So we know the “sect” being
spoken of was not the Christians, because Christians developed later. The
word christianos was used
twice in the Greek text as a device of scorn, since in the ancient world it
conveyed a much different sense than it does today. The use of the word christianos
did not “name” the sect, but it was a derisive, scornful
meant they were like gullible, dumb beasts, or “cretins”.
The word “christianos” (Latin, Christianus) was
a term of scorn, traced back through a related word which history never “revised”:
cre·tin (krēt'n) n.
1. A person afflicted with
Slang: An idiot.
[French crétin, from
French dialectal, deformed and mentally retarded person found in certain Alpine
valleys, from Vulgar Latin *christiānus, Christian, human being, poor
fellow, from Latin Chrīstiānus,
Christian; see Christian.] Source: The American
Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
© 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
more information on this topic, refer to http://www.fossilizedcustoms.com/christian.html
We learned in my book
Mystery Religion of Babylon exactly what Sun worship is… The
Trinity/Sunday/Easter/Christmas. We learned in my book
– The Great Deception that in fact “Christianity” (as created by
the Roman Emperor Constantine) is verbatim
Religion of Babylon and has nothing in common with The Faith found in the
Through the pagan cult of
Christianity, we have elevated Tammuz (under his pagan names Hesus Horus
Krishna which evolved into Jesus H. Christ) and the unholy Trinity of I.H.S.
(Isis/Horus/Seb the pagan god names of Semiramis/Nimrod/Tammuz) in our hearts
as God above Yahuah (The Abomination of Desolation). And in that
name, Jesus, which is a false image of the true messiah, we have
abolished the Feasts/Torah/Sabbaths and are guilty of the Great Apostasy and have
fallen away from Yahuah in totality (The Transgression of Desolation).
We have become lawless following the Lawless one (the name in which the Law
has been abolished) Jesus Christ (the false image of Yahusha) and where there
is no law there is no sin, where there is no sin there is no Grace.
Because we have committed the
Transgression of Desolation, Yahuah has given us over to believe
a lie. We have replaced Yahuah/Yahusha/Passover/Sabbath with a pagan Babylonian
lie of The Trinity/Jesus/Easter/Sunday and we are guilty of committing
Abomination of Desolation! That abominable sacrifice is the blood of
the Ishtar Pig on our hearts (the Altar) instead of the blood of the Passover
Lamb as each year we sacrifice a pig (eat ham) on Easter (celebration of
Ishtar) instead of a lamb on Passover. We put our faith in the
Good-Friday/Easter Sunday “Jesus” instead of the Passover/Sabbath Yahusha! One
is the “Earthly Pig of Ishtar” literally by name; the other is The Lamb of Yahuah
literally by name. This abomination each year causes the daily sacrifices and
oblation of The Passover Lamb (Yahusha) to cease on our behalf which causes the
destruction of our bodies (The Temple of Yahuah). Please see my book
Antichrist Revealed! for more on this topic.
What occurred from the time
of the Messiah’s death until now is called Syncretism and the
result is called Christianity:
(definition): is the combining of different (often contradictory) beliefs,
often while melding practices of various schools of thought. Syncretism may
involve the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions,
especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an
underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths.
The Roman Emperor Constantine
did just this. He “syncretized” all the pagan religions in his empire in a
purely political, and quite genius, move to bring peace in his realm. Constantine
created Christianity solely for the political purposes of bringing peace among
pagans. He combined many contradictory belief systems into one Christo-pagan
religion by melding practices of all pagan religions and various schools of
secular scholarly thought. He merged these pagan traditions discretely into one
“Universal Religion” he called Christianity
and literally “altered the
original manuscripts” in the New Testament to make it inclusive in this lie. Then
had the originals burned to hide this abomination.
blended all religions into one to “allow for an all-inclusive approach” to his
new religion from all faiths in his Empire. He did this as a political move to
unify the Roman Empire under one religion to secure his reign. He then burned
all the evidence and forced this new religion on all subjects of The Roman
Empire by threat of death. This is known as The Inquisition. Then
by banning all religious texts, his new “religion”, the Roman Catholic Church
took control, and plunged the world into what is known as
The Dark Ages. Restricting
access to books for so long that no one would ever question their pagan
traditions and doctrines. No one could own a copy of The Word of Yahuah to
know the Truth. All those who “knew the Truth” had been executed in the
Inquisition or went into hiding. The Dark Ages fell upon humanity in the 5th
Century and lasted until the 10th Century. Literally 500 years The
Catholic Church dominated humanity and (through blood) forced this new religion
on the known world and entrenched this pagan religious lie so well that even
it is not even dared questioned by most. Christianity is literally
dripping in the blood of the saints (Sabbath Keeping Law abiding sons of Yahuah).
It is by a large margin the bloodiest religion known to mankind since the
beginning of time. Countless millions upon millions have been killed in “Jesus’