When did the “New Testament” begin?
YESHUA QUOTES THE Old Testament AS HIS AUTHORITY:
Yeshua quoted from 24 different Old Testament books
LUKE 24: 25-27: Yeshua, on the road to Emmaus, said this:
”Then He said to them, O fools, and slow of lev [heart] to believe all that the neviim [Prophets] have spoken, did not the Moshiach have to suffer all these things, in Order to enter into His tifereth [Glory]?
And beginning at Moshe Rabainu [Rabbi Moses] and all the neviim [Prophets], He expounded to them in all the Keetvay HaKadosh [Holy Tanakh/Torah Scriptures and the prophetic OT Scriptures], the things concerning Himself.”
Yeshua/Jesus had NO NEW TESTAMENT to quote or to prove anything about himself. He had His Fathers “OLD” Testament, the Hebrew Scriptures, as his only authoritative prooftexts. It was quite adequate for Him. The New Testament did NOT EXIST until about 400 years later as approved Roman Catholic Church Canon! The Catholic Church was the only world church at that time and up until the “Reformation”. Therefore, any church that states it is “New Testament ONLY” has no biblical base root and cannot be Christian because it has effectively denied its Hebrew Tanakh [OT] root reason for existence and can prove nothing of its false assertions. It is a “house built on sand” and will die a slow suicide in good time. The New Testament quotes the Tanakh, the Hebrew Scriptures, extensively as its AUTHORITY, thereby following Yeshua’s lead.
When one begins with a false premise based upon a biased preconceived worldview; then everything downstream of that premise will also be wrong. It matters not if that sideroad is learned from other theory-logians or cooked up by the individual him/her-self; it is still wrong. Remember Einstein’s prophetic words, “The problems in the world today are so enormous they cannot be solved with the level of thinking that created them.” This includes religious thought, doctrines, dogma, draculated governments and the rabbinic traditions of men. Intentionally trapping oneself in a Hegelian Dichotomy bus sliding down a slope of Entropy with no brakes, guarantees mediocrity at best and the death of creativity at worst. As it is said, “You cannot enroll a duck into a school for eagles.” However, if your initial premise is correct and it is in accordance with the plan and the pathway of the Almighties writing of the 5 books of the Torah through Moses and the eternal Appointed Feasts of Yahweh that YHWH God gave to Moses on the Mountain in Leviticus 23, and it is being fulfilled and executed by The Living Torah, Yeshua, our Messiah through His 5 Gospels; then your premise will be executed in the greatest story ever told, and you will see your life story and your fondest hopes play out.
Speaking from the morass of the religious wilderness of today, but walking on the road to Emmaus.
Moreh James Talbott, the wilderness Teacher
“The Birth of the Man-Child” scriptures
The birth of the Man-child is different from that usually given in Christian Churches: but let the reader consider if the view, which I have taken, does not meet all the requirements of the biblical case. I think there will be but few who will assent to the opinion of many theologians, which in substance amounts to this, that the Man-child was the Roman Emperor and First Pope, Constantine 1st the Great, and that when Christianity, in his person sat down on the throne of Imperial Rome, that was the fulfilment of the saying, that the child brought forth by the woman, amid such pangs of travail, was “caught up to God and His throne.” When Constantine 1st came to the Roman Empire, the Proto Church indeed, as foretold in Daniel 11:34, “was holpen with a little help”, but that was all. The Christianity of Pope Constantine was but of a very doubtful kind, the Pagans seeing nothing in it to hinder them, but that when Constantine died, he should be enrolled among their gods. (EUTROPIUS) But even though it had been better, the description of the woman’s child is far too high for Constantine, or any Christian emperor or Pope that succeeded him on the imperial throne of Rome, both in the secular and spiritual Empires.
“The Man-child, born to rule all nations with a rod of iron,” is unequivocally Yeshua/Jesus Christ (see Psalms 2:9; Rev 19:15). True believers, as one with Him in a subordinate sense, share in that honor (Rev 2:27); but to Yeshua/Jesus Christ alone, properly, does that prerogative belong; and I think it must be evident that it is His birth that is here referred to. But those who have contended for this view have done injustice to their cause by representing this passage as referring to His literal birth in Bethlehem. When Yeshua, our Messiah, was born in Bethlehem, no doubt King Herod, the Edomite appointee of Rome endeavored to cut Him off, and of course, Herod was a subject King of the Roman Empire. But it was not from any respect to Caesar that he did so, but simply from fear of danger to his own dignity as the Roman Emperor, Caesar, appointed King of Judea. So little did Caesar sympathize with the slaughter of the children of Bethlehem to Moloch/Nimrod, pagan god of Herod, the Arab, that it is recorded that Augustus, on hearing of it, remarked that it was “better to be Herod’s hog than to be his child.” (MACROBIUS, Saturnalia) Then, even if it were admitted that Herod’s bloody attempt to cut off the infant Saviour was symbolized by the Roman dragon, “standing ready to devour the child as soon as it should be born,” where was there anything that could correspond to the statement that the child, to save it from that dragon, “was caught up to God and His Throne”? The flight of Joseph and Mary with the Child into Egypt could never answer to such language, but was the fulfillment of Tanakh prophecy anyway. Moreover, it is worthy of special note, that when the Lord Jesus was born in Bethlehem, He was born, in a very important sense, only as “King of the Jews.” “Where is He that is born King of the Jews?” was the inquiry of the wise men that came from the East to seek Him. All His life long, He appeared in no other character; and when He died, the inscription on His Roman cross of Sol Invicta Mithras ran in these terms: “This is the King of the Jews.” Now, this was no accidental thing. Paul tells us in Romans 15:8, “Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision (Jews) for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.” The “Fathers” were the same patriarchs of the Tanakh (OT) listed in Hebrews 11, the Bibles hall of fame. Our Lord Himself plainly declared the same thing. “I am not sent,” said He to the Syrophoenician woman, “save to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”; and, in sending out His disciples during His personal ministry, this was the charge which He gave them: “Go not in the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not.” It was only when He was “begotten from the dead,” and “declared to be the Son of God with power,” by His victory over the grave, that He was revealed as “the Man-child, born to rule all nations.” Then said He to His disciples, when He had risen, and was about to ascend on high: “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth: go ye therefore, and teach all nations.” To this glorious “birth” from the tomb, and to the birth pangs of His future Church that preceded it, our Lord Himself made distinct allusion on the night before He was betrayed.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice; and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a MAN is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice.”
Here the grief of the apostles, and, of course, all the true Proto Church that sympathized with them during the hour and power of darkness, is compared to the pangs of a travailing woman; and their joy, when the Saviour should see them again after His resurrection, to the joy of a mother when safely delivered of a Man-child. Can there be a doubt, then, what the symbol before us means, when the woman is represented as travailing in pain to be delivered of a “Man-child, that was to rule all nations,” and when it is said that that “Man-child was caught up to God and His Throne”?
No, friends, the New Testament did NOT begin at Matthew 1:1, but at the Roman cross of the sungod, Mithras! The death, burial and resurrection of Yeshua, our Messiah began the New Testament IN HIS BLOOD SHED FOR US. Therefore, ALL OF THE GOSPELS prior to the CROSS-, were OLD TESTAMENT scriptures. There is no other conclusion that can be drawn from the text itself and by all of Yeshua’s words. Yeshua was born as a Jew of the tribe of Judah, Attended Hebrew school as a boy under the brilliant Sage, Rabbi Hillel, lived as a Jewish ordained Rabbi and taught His Jewish Talmudim followers in the Old Testament traditional Midrashic style of teaching all of His life. Three “Sabra” (Born as) Jews wrote the 4 Gospels plus the inclusion of one Jewish convert that was trained and thoroughly versed in the Tanakh (OT) from his childhood, Lukas. All of them taught under the authority of the Tanakh and the Torah and defended it under the aegis of the Living Torah, Yeshua, as the Son of Almighty God. Again, He created the New Testament in His shed blood and filled up in himself, Jeremiah 31: 31-37. That Tanakh predicted New Covenant was made with Israel, Judah and their companions, and not the Gentiles.
Only the GRAFTED IN Gentiles were included in the Roman Cross generated New Covenant as Yeshua/Jesus stated earlier in this article as a quote of His words, “I have not been sent except to…”
Why then, would all modern Bibles and their following of theologian revisionists get it wrong? Because New Testament Bibles are a product of many centuries of Roman Catholic revisionism! Protestant translators slavishly following the Vatican line followed this format, but they forgot one thing. They recorded the words of Yeshua/Jesus faithfully and the Word from the Son confirmed the Word of His Father, and also the Apostles followed their Rabbi, Yeshua, and thereby set scriptural truth in eternity for us to profit thereby. Praise the NAME of Yeshua!
Walking on the road to Emmaus,
Rav James Talbott, Yeshua HaTikvah Yisrael Ministries