Are you reading the Bible with an agenda?
What does that question mean?
How does one read the Bible with an agenda?
Simple, before you pick it up you already have preconceived ideas. Maybe these ideas are not yours originally but were taught to you by someone who had their own preconceived ideas and thus this is how misinterpretations become taught as truth.
It is like an archer shooting his arrows into a wall then painting the target around them afterword so he can have his desired result.
The majority of Christians have not studied the Hebrew Scriptures for the sake of seeing what it says about its self. They pick up what they call the Old Testament after reading the Christian scriptures and go looking for clues that will verify their story of beliefs.
Let’s take a look at some examples of scriptures that Christians claim to be prophetic and point to their story.
Psalms 41:10 “Even my ally in whom I trusted – who ate my bread – has raised his heel to trample me.”
The Christians try to point out that this is a prophetic passage pointing to the betrayal of Jesus.
Truth be known this has happened to just about everyone, how many of us have had so called friends who has eaten at our table and ate our bread and later turn their backs on you and stab you in the back?
But for the sake of adventure let’s say that this passage is prophetic, if it is then the contents around it is prophetic as well. Not just one sentence in the middle of a story. As we will see this is the case with many so called fulfilled prophecies of Jesus. They are random passages pulled out of a continuing story just because they sound and look like Jesus but we will see if that is the case or not.
If you go back to verse 1 of Psalms 41 and read the whole Psalm then you will find something interesting. If v.10 is prophetic so should v.5 be prophetic since it is written in the same person tense;
Psalm 4:5 “As for me [when I was sick], I said: O God, show me favor! Heal my soul for I have sinned against You!”
So, as we can see here the one who is claiming to have been betrayed by his friend is also confessing that he has sinned. So if verse 10 is speaking about Jesus so is verse 5.
When read in context we can see the whole story.
There are many more examples that fall into this same scenario.
Now one from the Christian scriptures;
Matt.2:13-15 “When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
Let’s look at this closely, the Christians claim that this passage – in truth half of a verse is prophetic about Jesus. Here is the whole shebang in Hosea 11.
The Christians just take the last half of verse one for their choosing
Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called My son.”
As anyone can read here that the son who was called out of Egypt was Israel not, Jesus; and again this is not a prophetic passage. If verse 1 is about Jesus then verse 2 has to be about him as well.
Hos. 11:2 “The more they called them, the more they went from them; they sacrificed to baalim and offered incense to a graven image.”
Thus we find here that the son, Jesus, called out of Egypt spent some time as an idolater as prophesied in verse 2.
Now in conclusion I want to share with you something from the Christian scriptures that tell us that Paul admitted that he was a liar and his words cannot be trusted.
I am now applying the same rule of thumb that the Christians have taken with the Hebrew Scriptures. When I have done the same thing as they, they have called me out as to have been using deceptive practice with the Christian scriptures. But they are free to shoot their arrows and paint targets around them at the Hebrew Scriptures but we cannot use their own medicine on them?
Romans 3:7 “the truth of God has increased through my lie”
Here we have Paul admitting that he is attempting to spread truth through lies.
Nowhere in the Hebrew Scriptures does the G-d of Israel have to steep low to use lies to get people to follow or believe in Him or His message. But the Christian version and that is all it is, is a version; has to use lies to spread its message.
Paul says beyond a shadow of doubt, “MY LIES” does he or doesn’t he?
If he has lied and as Christians like to say, “Liars are fryers”, how can you trust one word from him? Then everything he is written cannot be trusted and there are clear proofs that I will not go in in this article where he openly twisted verses to say one thing and when read in their original form, does not say what he says.
Using the Christian way of approach I have now proven that their big leader is nothing but a bold face liar.
I think that is fair play.
If you are a Christian and reading this, you owe it to yourself to research what you have been taught with an objective mind not with preset thoughts that paint targets around arrows.
When you prove that you have been lied to all your life from spiritual terrorist, turn to the One true G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He will help you and you yourself will be fulfilling a true prophecy;
Jerm. 16:19 “O G-d, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge, in the day of affliction, unto You shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: ‘Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, vanity and things wherein there is no profit.”
Turn from the Christian version of their god to the True, One G-d and you will fulfill this passage in your life.
Terry W. Hayes
This teaching was inspired by a the lecture, Even Missionaries Can Quote Scripture by Rabbi Michael Skobac