Jerome (Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus) acknowledged the existence of the Natsarim, and had contact with one of them who validated the meaning of “He shall be called a Natsari” (from Mt. 2:23). The Natsari who spoke with Sophronius/Jerome was quoting from a text he referred to as the apocryphon of YirmeYahu (Jeremiah):
The quote from Jerome attests that Natsarim actually existed during the 4th century, and that there may still be “lost scrolls” yet to be discovered, such as the one Jerome described:
“Recently I read in a certain Hebrew book
that a Hebrew from the Nazarene sect brought to me,
the apocryphon of Jeremiah, in which I found this text
written word for word.”
(Jerome; Commentary on Matthew 2:23)
In the last days, during the Great Distress, we will have a literal “glow” about us when the sun darkens and the moon glows blood-red. People will be howling in all the lands.
The “powers” of the heavens will be shaken, because there will be a “changing of the guard” taking place, referred to as “birth pangs”. The “powers” currently having sovereignty over the Earth will be shaken from their moorings when the children of Yahuah are revealed — the universe groans in expectation of our birth. We have been “begotten” from above, but our actual birth will occur at the return of our Creator, Yahusha ha’Mashiach, after the “distress” of those days (Mt. 24:29-31).
THE TRUTH ABOUT US
We were given the commission to teach all nations to obey all that we were commanded to obey. We occupy our post, protecting that we were commissioned to cherish. The thing we guard is not only discarded as rubbish by most, but it is the reason we are so despised. What we are called is commonly misspelled “Nazarenes” (NATSARIM). We are a sect named for the original followers of Yahusha of Natsarith (see Act 24:5). Over the many centuries, we are those He has chosen, and written His Torah upon our hearts. (Yahusha is the real Name of Israel’s Mashiach, undefiled by Greek). We are guardians, since “Natsarim” literally translates as watchmen, guardians, protectors; it also means “branches”, as in off-spring or descendants. The idea of branches being “off-spring” or descendants indicates that we are continuing contact with the ROOT, so we live in the teachings that provide the nourishing life the ROOT provides. That life is Torah, the Covenant, which Yahusha ha’Mashiach brings to us, since He is the “Living Word”. His presence within us enables us to “walk” in the Spirit, having His perspective instead of that of our natural mindset. Our natural mindset does not submit to His Torah, nor can it. We are referred to as “first-fruits”, having been sealed with the Father’s Name (Yahuah) in our foreheads. Our obedience is evidence of our belief. Gentiles “engraft” into the commonwealth of Israel through the Covenant (Eph 2:8-13).
We guard two primary things:
Yahuah’s Name, and Yahuah’s Word (His Covenant with Israel).
READ Rev. 14, which describes the “first-fruits”, and you will notice we do 2 things:
“obey the Commandments of Elohim AND hold to the Testimony of Yahusha”.
We have been pursued by the “dragon” from the beginning.
OUR CONTINUAL OPPONENT: THE DRAGON
Learn what the early “church fathers” said about the original followers of Yahusha.
The dragon’s religious architecture of rebellion became an institution of deceit:
The Catechetical School of Alexandria, Egypt and the “church fathers” who were trained and taught there, developed what ultimately became Christianity, and later Roman “Universalism”, Catholicism. What these early “church fathers” of Alexandria wrote about a certain “sect”, the Natsarim, may be of interest to those who want to trace back to the roots of their beliefs. Many of these early “Christians” were former sun-worshippers that adopted a belief in the Mashiach (Messiah) of Yisrael, Yahusha. They worked predominantly with Greek texts, yet from reading their Greek letters, we quickly discern that they despised the “Natsarim”, whose existence seemed to threaten their teachings. One of these church fathers’ indicated that these Natsarim possessed the writings of MattithYahu (Matthew), and stated that they were in Hebrew letters, as they had been originally written! These facts, and more to follow, clearly contradict what many people today have been led to believe about the original followers of Yahusha. Due to the church fathers, the Hebrew/Israelite roots of the faith were suppressed, and only the Greek roots were developed.
The 2 most uniform traits among all the church fathers was their condemnation of the Natsarim, and their rabid anti-Semitism.
ORIGEN OF ALEXANDRIA
ORIGEN OF ALEXANDRIA TAUGHT AT THE CATECHETICAL SCHOOL OF ALEXANDRIA. HE SUCCEEDED CLEMENT AS HEAD OF THE SCHOOL.
SELF-CASTRATED, AND A VEGETARIAN LIKE CLEMENT, ORIGEN LIVED FROM 185 TO 254 CE.
TERTULLIAN & IRENAEUS WERE CONTEMPORARIES OF ORIGEN.
BEING CLASSICALLY EDUCATED IN PAGANSIM, MUCH ERROR WAS ADOPTED.
Modern seminaries (seed-plots) promote the teachings of the “church fathers”, the Greek and Egyptian men that sought to eliminate the former Natsarim. The Natsarim were spoken against by those in authority in the days of Shaul (Paul):
“And we think it right to hear from you what you think, for indeed, concerning this sect, we know that it is spoken against everywhere.” (ACT 28:22).
This sect, the NATSARIM, was suppressed by the early church fathers, and by the developing hierarchy at the earliest formal school of Christianity,
THE CATECHETICAL SCHOOL OF ALEXANDRIA (FOUNDED CIRCA 190 CE)
The term by which the early followers of Yahusha of Natsarith were called is found at Acts 24:5, misspelled “Nazarenes”. The reason they were so despised by everyone is simple to understand. This entire planet is under the influence of a supremely dark force that has been in charge over mankind for the last 6000+ years, since Adam & Chuah lost sovereignty over Earth. This dark force is called “the dragon”, and we see in the following verse two reasons for the dragon’s hatred of the Natsarim:
Rev 12:17 “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to fight with the remnant of her seed, those guarding the commands of Elohim and possessing the witness of Yahusha Messiah.” REV 12:17
ABOVE, NOTE THE WORD “GUARDING”. The dragon is enraged at the woman, ISRAEL, and fights against a remnant of her “seed” (off-spring of those who obey the Covenant), who “guard” the Covenant, and possess belief in Yahusha.
Obeying the Commandments, and possessing the witness of Yahusha, are not what the church fathers did, and they weren’t going to stand for anyone else doing so either. The 4th century church father, Jerome (SPEAKING AS A DRAGON), described the Natsarim as “those who accept Messiah in such a way that they do not cease to observe the Old Law.” This was in stark contrast with them!
That “Old Law” is the Torah, the 10 Commandments, guarded by the Natsarim. The dragon (Rev 12) pursues the offspring (Natsarim) of the Woman (Israel) through systematic persecutions because of doctrinal competition and control. The “Hebrew roots” of the fig tree (Israel) remain a threat to this dragon’s “bad tree”, but Yahusha has given His Natsarim His Torah, and this is the “axe” (Sword, His Word) that will become the
downfall of the false system (Roman beast) ridden by the Great Prostitute, which has made the nations drunk from the golden cup of abominations (like “sacraments”) she holds them in her control with.
Yahusha’s cousin, Yahuchanon, said:
“And even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” Luk 3:9
Worldwide, there are about 1 billion people living (producing bad fruit) according to the doctrinal errors (a bad tree) of a few men called the “church fathers”. These men molded the patterns of early Christianity, and in their own words declare they were not Natsarim, but rather suppressed the Natsarim as heretics and accused them of perversion for obeying the Commandments. These “church fathers” were men who failed to adopt the Covenant, but instead pursued control over doctrines as they interpreted them. Some castrated themselves and others, became monks, took vows of poverty, celibacy, silence, and condemned the Natsarim for holding to the Torah while professing belief in Yahusha.
False doctrine is like leaven, and their false doctrines have filled the whole Earth (the whole lump of dough). Those whose thinking has been affected by the false doctrines of these early apostates view the Natsarim today as heretics also, and it is the same “spirit of error” that possessed the church fathers that is at the root of the bad tree, producing bad fruit. The good fruit is the obedience of the set-apart ones, because obeying the Covenant produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; this tree will not be cut down! The tree that is against the Covenant (lawless) will be eliminated, and be left with neither root nor branch (offspring). Condemnation is derived from ones’ own words; so let’s see what the early church fathers had to say concerning Natsarim.
IRENAEUS was a mid-2nd century “church father”, and was perhaps the least error-ridden of all, but the few errors he made were magnified by others after him. He held that the bishops provided the only safe guide to interpretation of Scripture, laying a pathway toward papal primacy. Also, in his battle against Gnosticism, and in the interest of unity, doctrinal authority had to be solely established by Episcopal “councils”. “Episcopal” means governed by bishops; so we can see that these ideas laid a foundation for later Nicolaitanes and a hierarchical chain of command, culminating in the fascism known as the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic means “universal” in Latin, so Irenaeus’ vision for unity of doctrine became a reality; if only the doctrines mandated had been based on the TORAH of Yahuah, rather than men’s lust for power.
MONKS, NUNS, POPES, SACRAMENTS, HOLY WATER, HALOES, BELLS, STEEPLES, CATECHISMS, ALTARS, SPIRES, PULPITS, CATHEDRALS, STATUES, SUN-DAY, EASTER, CHRISTMAS, CANONIZING SAINTS, INDULGENCES, SCAPULARS, MASSES, — AND NO ONE NOTICED THESE BEING ADDED TO SCRIPTURE, OR THEIR TRUE ORIGINS?
“And whatever is concealed shall be revealed, and whatever is hidden shall be known.” Luk 12:2
INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF CHRISTIANITY, STATE RELIGION OF EMPIRE
The teachings hatched at the Catechetical School of Alexandria persist in every modern “Seminary” today. The apostasy (falling-away from Torah) became institutionalized, and men’s traditions were set up to conceal their former Pagan origins.
DOCTRINAL DESCENDANTS OF CHURCH FATHERS CLAIM TITLE, “FATHER”
For centuries after the resurrection of Yahusha, false teachers arose to draw away disciples after themselves, just as Shaul predicted would occur (Acts 20).
Today we look back and call these men the “church fathers”. Augustine, Tertullian, Jerome, Epiphanius, and a dozen others guided the doctrines, and a great “falling-away” occurred through these “elders” (bishops, overseers). A few examples:
Yahuah tells us not to learn the ways of the heathen, nor serve Him in their way Dt. 12:30-32; what do we do?
We revise the Paganism, and do it anyway; EGGS, RABBITS, TREES, STEEPLES, STATUES, WATER, WREATHS, EASTER, CHRISTMAS, SUN-DAY, MONKS, and more.
He tells us to rest on the 7th day, so we rest on the 1st day and work on the 7th.
He tells us what we may eat; we tell Him we’re going to eat everything we want to eat.
He tells us to call on His Name, Yahuah;
instead, we call Him by generic terms, even
former Pagan proper nouns (GOD; BAAL = LORD)
He tells us to observe specific appointed times, so we use our own reasoning, mostly based on formerly Pagan observances we’ve adapted to fit what we want them to mean. We follow men who scorned the Natsarim, and wanted nothing in common with the Yahudim, admitted to by their own words.
Yahuah’s clean festivals reflect the redemption plan for Israel, but were forsaken (Dan 7:25). All the nations of the Earth are invited to “engraft” into the commonwealth of Israel through the Covenant (Eph. 2:8-13), but the “spin” put upon obeying the Covenant is very deceptive (calling it legalism). If we are “legal” then we are true citizens of Israel; if we are practicing lawlessness (illegalism), we are imposters, and usurping what is not ours to claim. We cannot simultaneously claim to be Yahusha’s followers and not obey Torah. If we claim to know Him, then we obey the Commandments (1 Yn. 3).
The fourth century Church Father, Epiphanius, gave a detailed description of the Natsarim, (SPEAKING AS A DRAGON):
“We shall now especially consider heretics who.. call themselves Nazarenes; they are mainly Jews and nothing else. They make use not only of the New Testament, but they also use in a way the Old Testament of the Jews; for they do not forbid the books of the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings… so that they are approved of by the Jews, from whom the Nazarenes do not differ in anything, and they profess all the dogmas pertaining to the prescriptions of the Law and to the customs of the Jews, except they believe in Messiah. They preach that there is but one God, and His Son Yeshua the Messiah. But they are very learned in the Hebrew language; for they, like the Jews, read the whole Law, then the Prophets…They differ from the Jews because they believe in Messiah, and from the Christians in that they are to this day bound to the Jewish rites, such as circumcision, the Sabbath, and other ceremonies. They have the Good news according to Matthew in its entirety in Hebrew. For it is clear that they still preserve this, in the Hebrew alphabet, as it was originally written”.
Obviously, Epiphanius would “forbid” the Law, Prophets, and Writings (TaNaK), often referred to by Yahusha. The Sabbath observance (a day blessed at Creation) was observed by Yahusha, yet those who “walk” as He walked are heretics. This record hits on how doctrinally arrogant things had become very early, and why Christian doctrines are so different from the REAL first followers of Yahusha. After Irenaeus, a new flagrant error crept in called “Apostolic Succession”, along with the idea that the “church” hierarchy could supersede (trump) any Commandment, and usurp the title “Israel” for itself.
There is evidence that the Natsarim Sect continued to exist until at least the 13th century. The Catholic writings of Bonacursus entitled Against the Heretics refers to “Nazarenes”, who were also called ‘Pasagini’. Bonacursus says, (SPEAKING AS A DRAGON):
“Let those who are not yet acquainted with them, please note how perverse their belief and doctrine are. First, they teach that we should obey the Law of Moses according to the letter – the Sabbath, and circumcision, and the legal precepts still being in force. Furthermore, to increase their error, they condemn and reject all the Church Fathers, and the whole Roman Church.”
We were still around in the 13th century. Indeed, we Natsarim still obey that “Old Law” (the Covenant, as it is written), and we still “reject all the church fathers, and the whole Roman church”. We are accused of being “Jewish”, but we are really made up of all the lost tribes in captivity among the nations, as the Prodigal Son found himself and returned to the Covenant, the Father’s household (Torah).
In fact, we are those described at Rev 12 & 14;
1. We hold to the testimony of Yahusha (we confess Yahusha and live according to what He taught), and
2. We obey the Commandments of Yahuah.
For this, we are branded as perverse heretics.
We call on the true (and only) Name, Yahuah, each time we utter the Deliverer’s Name,
Yahusha ha’Mashiach. We have never been part of the accepted whole. Tertullus, a hired accuser of Shaul, addressed the ruler Felix with these words at Act 24:5:
“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) of the 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 label that 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 cretinism.
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
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Seminaries would not appreciate having this shouted from the housetops, but it’s the truth.
WHY THE TERM “NATSARIM”?
The foremost reason is prophetic. We are described as a remnant of the scattered tribes by many prophets, but in the last days we are called by the term “NATSARIM” as we cry out on the “hills of Ephraim”, at Jer. 31:6:
“For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount Ephrayim, ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Yahuah our Elohim.’ ”
The word “watchmen” is the Hebrew word NATSARIM, and means guardians, protectors, preservers, and also means “branches”, as in “descendants”. Immediately, we see the connection with Yahusha’s words about Him being the Root, and His students the “branches”, the off-spring of His teachings. The name by which we are called has no Greek roots; the Hebrew roots of our name are profound.
We guard Yahuah’s Name and His Word, the Covenant with Israel.
The 1945 Encyclopedia Americana has this to say under to topic “GOD”:
“GOD (god); Common Teutonic word for personal object of religious worship, formerly applicable to super-human beings of heathen myth; on conversion of Teutonic races to Christianity, term was applied to Supreme Being.” Natsarim do not refer to Yahuah by any Pagan titles or names, they use His true Name, being careful to guard it and not allow it to be destroyed (not using it destroys it).
Torah is a relationship, not a religion. This relationship is the code of conduct for the government or kingdom of Yahuah, to reign with His bride, Israel. Human religion seeks to “re-bind” the rift between our Creator and mankind with contrived efforts and rituals invented by men, often inherited from Pagan cultures (not ordained by Yahuah). Torah is the foundation for the relationship, and the Creator consistently refers to Torah as a marriage Covenant between Himself and Israel.
Our commission as Natsarim is to teach Torah to the nations, thus increasing Israel. The dragon hates this idea, the Covenant, and the Natsarim. The Covenant is between Yahuah and His bride (Israel); it’s a marriage.
The dragon was never fond of Israel, and this sentiment was present in the church fathers and those doctrinal descendants of them.
When false teachers say, “Gentiles don’t have to obey, the Torah is for the Jews”, they have been influenced by false teachings keeping them imprisoned in a stronghold (a mental fortress of false belief, stemming from Replacement Theology, a foundational error of Christianity).
A sophisticated religious architecture exists, designed to promote a culture of rebellion.
Unknowingly, the human combatants’ energies have been harnessed to perform the will of their enemy – a classic Sun Tsu maneuver,
(The Art Of War) – implemented by Jesuitism.
THE GREAT COMMISSION
“And Yahusha came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on Earth. Therefore, go and make taught ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit, teaching them to guard all that I have commanded you*. And see, I am with you always, until the end of the age.’”
*His Natsarim, those following Him, the Mediator of the Covenant. Any who obey Torah become citizens of Israel, Yahuah’s Covenant people.
See Eph. 2:8-13
“And in her was found the blood of prophets and set-apart ones, and of all who were slain on the Earth.” Rev 18:24
DRAGON’S BRIDE, MOTHER OF HARLOTS:
“As much as she esteemed herself and lived riotously, so much torture and grief give to her, because in her heart she says, ‘I sit as queen, and I am not a widow, and I do not see mourning at all.’” Rev 18:7
ROMAN CATHOLICISM IS MODERN MOLOCH WORSHIP – AND IT HAS “DAUGHTERS”.
THE SOVEREIGNS OF THE EARTH HAVE COMMITTED WHORING WITH HER – REV 18:3
WHAT INSTITUTION ARE WE TO “COME OUT” FROM IF NOT THIS MOTHER, SPAWNED BY THE CHURCH FATHERS?
The Covenant is a marriage between Yahuah and Israel, His bride; and Natsarim Yisrael (Nazarene Israel) represents the first-fruits of a great harvest. Israel is the only “denomination”, and the Natsarim are an elect group within Israel, as they are called by Yahusha as workers in His harvest of mankind. The Name of the Creator and the symbol of His Torah are on the banner below, a prophesied reality taking place in the Earth Ps. 20:5, 60:4, Jer. 51:12. Yahusha removed His menorah (lampstand) from the 1st assembly in Ephesos, Rev. 2:5. It has been restored to Natsarim Yisrael today. The menorah is a symbol of the TORAH, and it also is the most widely known symbol for ISRAEL. The TORAH and ISRAEL are inseparable.
Now consider Revelation, and the mentioning of Izebel and “sexual” immorality:
“To the messenger of the assembly in Thyatira write:
These are the words of the Son of Yahuah, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.
Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Izebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time (390 years?) to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways (read Ps. 80). I will strike her children dead. Then all the assemblies will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets (I will not impose any other burden on you). (Satan’s Deep secrets like womb-wreaths, phallus-trees, and the ornaments of the Asherim). Only hold on to what you have until I come.
To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations- ‘He will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash them to pieces like pottery’ – just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.”
The “woman” Jezebel is identified as having “ways” which are considered “adultrous” because they are idolatrous. “Come out of her my people” (Rev 18:4) is the command to come out of Jezebel, the modern Christian assemblies which adhere to the “ways” of Jezebel, by way of the Roman Beast, Rome.
Christianity is Jezebel, the “mother” who sits as a queen.
The Creator designed the menorah; it is not of this Earth. The design was shown to Mosheh.
The 10 Declarations of Yahuah are to be taught to all the nations through the priesthood of Israel.
Read YirmeYahu (Jer.) 31 carefully.
Why would an Israelite need to change their religion (halakah, walk, way) to accept their own Messiah?
REV 13:18: “Here is the wisdom! He who has understanding, let him calculate the number (NUMERAL) of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.”
BEAST: referring to the 4th beast, ROME
ROMAN NUMERAL SYSTEM (original SIX numerals; “M” was added in 2nd century):
D C L X V I
500 + 100 + 50 + 10 + 5 + 1
(now, add these up for yourself, and you have the wisdom to identify the 4th beast)
THE NUMERAL OF A MAN
WHAT MAN? THE MAN OF SIN
(THE MAN WHO TEACHES SIN)
A MAN FROM THE 4TH BEAST, ROME
With this identification, we can then look to what we find within this beast system (Rome), and see the woman sitting upon (controlling, restraining) it.
That would be the Jesuits. The Jesuits control the world systems through banking. The Illuminati is synonymous with this organization, and shatan (the eye at the top of the pyramid) is the entity within the society.
THE CATECHETICAL METHOD OF TEACHING
The catechesis method is essentially teaching by means of an oral repetition process. Teaching is accomplished through oral instructions which are echoed by the students, so “imprinting” of the doctrines takes hold very quickly.
The instructor “calls” orally, and the group “echoes” the required response, resulting in a very strong “programming” or imprinting of the thoughts of the whole group. Drills in the military services, as well as some responsory chant in worship liturgies continue to reflect this method for instructing large groups. Thus, the “communion” or group is programmed together, and this process forms an emotional bond of cohesion and unity. All believe the same things, behave the same way, and “outsiders” are quickly identified because of their lack programming. Xenophobia, class envy, and anti-Semitism are logical outcomes from such a programming/teaching method.
Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister, was a Jesuit operative. He was the chief architect of the Kristallnacht attack on the German Yahudim (Jews), which historians consider to be the commencement of the Nazi violence culminating in the Holocaust.
The truth is a threat to those who “program” the masses.
Here are a few of his quotes:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”
“Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character.”
Catechesis is a process of teaching or programming masses, and has defined psychological goals. Here is a statement from the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia concerning the oratory skills employed by Joseph Goebbels:
“He openly acknowledged that he was exploiting the lowest instincts of the German people – racism, xenophobia, class envy, and insecurity. He could, he said, play the popular will like a piano, leading the masses wherever he wanted them to go. “He drove his listeners into ecstasy, making them stand up, sing songs, raise their arms, repeat oaths – and he did it, not through the passionate inspiration of the moment, but as the result of sober psychological calculation.”
Psychological behavior was studied by Ivan Petrovich Pavlov using dogs, and physiological responses could be controlled and predicted using oral commands and other audio stimulation.
Catechesis is therefore a very powerful tool, and people should be alert to it being used on them, or against them.
We should point out the fact that the process itself (Catechesis) is quite effective, and could be used for either good or bad.
The important point to keep in mind is that there are psychological processes that are employed against populations, and we see them in operation in the media constantly to slant popular opinion. Agendas may be good, bad, or neutral, but people need to be aware of what is being done to them. Obviously, Yahuah wanted us to use repetition to learn His Torah, and teach it to our children:
Deu 6:4-9: “Hear, O Yisrael: Yahuah our Elohim, Yahuah is one!
And you shall love Yahuah your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your might. And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be in your heart, and you shall impress them upon your children, and shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up, and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
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