Many people get a bad taste in their mouths when they read the word “Missionary.” This is especially true of Jews because they know all about missionaries from a long sordid 2,000 year history. Their great-grandparents have told them many horrible stories about missionaries; how they were forced to kiss the Christian sword or be killed by it. In other words, convert to Christianity!
That was in the past and this is now; but the message is still the same. “Let us teach you about Jesus, because he is the only way to God, if fact, he is God” is the sales pitch Christian missionaries use today on people; especially the ignorant, unlearned or those in dire straits. Instead of giving them a choice of living or being killed, these missionaries give them a choice of free food, shelter, and clothes only if they can teach them about the “love” of Jesus. The “receivers” of these free gifts feel obligated to listen. Just like the Salvation Army does in their shelters – they issue conditions – you eat ONLY after you hear the Jesus sermon.
What is so sad is that these missionaries have no idea what their mission in life really is. They blindly think that a “dead man-god” Jesus told commanded them to convert anybody they see. They have no idea that this missionizing idea came from men, early church fathers, who assembled a New Testament (NT) ― and edited and altered it ― for their own sick agenda. Missionaries base their direction/mission by believing what the "unknown" authors of Mark and Matthew wrote at the end of their gospels; not realizing that this was the alteration by the early church.
[Text with strikethrough lines,
i.e. this, represents
verses not found in the original work. This added text is simply a later
he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that
believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be
(Mark 16:15-16 (King James Version KJV))
According to Shmuel Golding’s 2 research:
“Mark 16:12-20” is not to be found in the older manuscripts of the New Testament. It is for this reason it is left out of the Revised Standard Version. This makes sense because the authors of Luke and John do not mention anything about The Great Commission to the Eleven.” Luke (24:36-49) is too busy writing about what Jesus ate after his so-called resurrection, and Jesus telling his eleven disciples “that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms” concerning him – then Jesus “opened their understanding the Scriptures” explaining Isaiah chapter 53. And the author of John was too busy explaining “doubting Thomas,” ending the Gospel with its purpose (John 20:30), and then having Jesus appear to Seven, NOT Eleven disciples, telling them that it is Peter, who is his beloved disciple.”
Today’s missionaries are supposed to be teachers – teaching the Christian bible to Gentiles. Strange, they seem to overlook the fact that Jesus never preached his message. As a matter of fact, according to the NT, he warned his disciples NOT to go to the Gentiles. According to Matthew, Jesus spoke to his disciples:
“Go not into the way of the Gentiles....but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel....I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 10:7, Matthew 15:24)
If the missionaries would only dig deep and find out just what they are doing and why, they would understand Jesus emphasized the imminence of the end of the world and the arrival of the kingdom of heaven for the Jews. They would see they are following the will of some unknown men (the unknown authors of the NT books, the church copyists and editors):
“And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand....Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the son of Man be come.” (Matthew 10:5-6, 23).
This means the end of the world would come so soon that Jesus’ disciples would not even have time to spread the word to all of the Jews in the cities of Israel. But, as the years went by without the coming of the son of God and his promised apocalypse, many stopped listening to the apostles. Their words and message were now hollow, empty and meaningless. Christianity was beginning to crumble.
Fearing loss of priestly power, the church fathers took matters into their own hands. They decided to expand their influence by extending Jesus’ promise of salvation to the ones ignored by Jesus ― the pagan Gentiles; the uncircumcised. The church fathers had to explain why Jesus never fulfilled any of God’s criteria of what would happen ― ushering in and during the Messianic Era ― by telling their duped listeners to wait for another or “the second coming.”
Thus, the Gentiles were ripe for harvesting, The Gospel of Mark fell victim to a forger’s pen. The deceitful church fathers fraudulently tagged on the last twelve verses of Mark. As we said earlier, this is what the missionaries use as their mission task
“ Go ye therefore, and teach all
nations , baptizing
them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. ” (Matthew 28:19-20).
If we were not certain the verses above are a forgery, our wonderment at Jesus’ apparent turn-around would know no bounds. Only eighteen chapters earlier, in Matthew 10.5, Jesus was telling his disciples, “Go not into the way of the Gentiles.”! Why do missionaries passed over this so lightly? Why won’t the pulpit explain this? Perhaps then the missionaries would take care of their own souls and stop pushing their religion on others. Wait, step back a little – aren’t these missionaries the “Gentiles” Jesus warned against? Yes they are!
The early church fathers, using Paul’s method of teaching, preached two different messages; depending on to whom they were talking. The Jews heard that they were the favored “lost sheep” in the first parts of Mark and Matthew ― which were the only parts read to them ― while the pagan Gentiles were read the words of salvation from the forged endings: believeth and be saved.
Was it not strange that the apostles did not know that Jesus had evidently changed his mind, deciding to now allow preaching to the Gentiles about the kingdom of heaven? The apostles could not know it because Jesus’ mind was only changed by lying imaginations of the forging church fathers. Read closely at what the NT writes of Peter.
Caesarea named Cornelius had a revelation that he should meet with Peter to be converted to the all-Jewish sect (Acts 10:1-9). Learning of this, Peter, still doubtful, met with Cornelius and his household. As further proof that Peter knew nothing of Jesus’ command to his disciples to teach and baptize those of all nations, we have these words from Peter to Cornelius and his family:
“Ye know how it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation.” (Acts 10:17-28)
Thus, it is only through a revelation ― not the fraudulent “teach all nations” fake command by Jesus ― that Peter was able to “perceive” that God would accept righteous Gentiles. This is definite proof that Peter never heard Jesus’ tell him and the disciples to “teach all nations.” You should now realize for yourself that the final verses of Matthew and Mark are late forgeries. One more time; Jesus’ other disciples did not know anything about an alleged command by Jesus to “go, teach all nations....preach the gospel to every creature.” In fact, the other disciples were upset that Peter had embraced the Gentiles:
“And when Peter had come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision, contended with him, Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.” (Acts 11:2, 3).
If the disciples, later apostles ever had heard Jesus urge the acceptance of the Gentiles, and if they had actually “preached everywhere”― as alleged by Mark and Matthew ― they most likely never would have questioned Peter’s meeting with the Gentiles.
Concerning the genuineness of Mark 16:9-20, the Catholic Encyclopedia 3 states,
.”..The combination of so many peculiar features, not only of vocabulary, but of matter and construction, leaves room for doubt....it is not at all certain that Mark did not write the disputed verses. It may be that he did not; that they are from the pen of another inspired author....Catholics are not bound to hold that the verses were written by St. Mark. But they are canonical Scripture, for the Council of Trent 4...[defined] that all parts of the Sacred books are to be received as sacred and canonical......Hence, whoever wrote the verses, they are inspired, and must be received as such by every Catholic.”
Now isn’t this remarkable? According to the inspired fathers at the Council of Trent, whoever wrote the disputed verses, they are inspired even if they are fake. Forced, as the editors of the Catholic Encyclopedia were, by the demands of doctrinal obedience, it is remarkable how much is revealed by the words above, which conform to the letter of the church law, but surely not the spirit in their near-confession of the forgeries in Mark.
And today’s missionaries go blindly into the world preaching just another man-made religion about an imaginary "Invisible Friend in the Sky."
1. Luke 23:34 (NIV) “…"Father, forgive them. They do not know what they are doing…"
2. Shmuel Golding, Jerusalem Institute of Biblical Polemics, The Light of Reason, volume 1, page 27
3. Catholic Encyclopedia, ix, 677-679
4. Council of Trent, northern Italy; called by Pope Paul III. The council met over three sessions between 1545-1563 CE to deal with doctrinal and administrative problems. Tradition, along with the Bible, was accepted as a source of faith.
Citation of Hebrew scripture and sources in articles or analyses is not in any way an acceptance, approval or validation of the Jewish religion, its works or scriptures. The Hebrew bible, like the Christian New Testament, is fictitious ― from a 6-day creation of the universe; to cunning, walking, talking snakes; big fish tales; world flood and an "Invisible Friend in the Sky" it is all fiction, a bold sham perpetrated on the world.