“Illustrations and reasons of the law of Moses I never take from the Talmud. The oral traditions of the ignorant rabbis …(give) not the sense of the Mosaic writings. Many of the laws of the Pentateuch would make a strange figure indeed, if we were to interpret them as the Pharisees did, whose exposition, according to Christ’s declaration, in many cases served to inculcate doctrines and precepts directly the reverse of what Moses had taught and commanded… even with regard to Jewish antiquities, prior to the Babylon captivity, the Talmud is … an impure source of information … a book … which appeals only to oral tradition can tell us nothing worthy of credit …”
Johann David Michaelis
Professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages
University of Gottingen
Commentaries on the Laws of Moses
There seems to be no end of books that one can access in order to develop an apologetic against some heresy or mutated form of Christianity. Books revealing the flim-flam man and occult background of Joseph Smith and Mormonism. Books revealing the lunacy of the Millerites and Ellen G. White and Jehovah Witnesses. Books exposing Islam, Hinduism, and Armstrongism. You can purchase handy dandy fold out pamphlets that list the ways in which the false religions are heretical. You can find the testimonials of former adherents of false religions writing on how they were saved out this or that heresy or apostasy. However, despite all this glut of information there is comparatively little in the publishing world exposing Judaism for the false religion it is, and this despite that the Christian Scriptures refer to the Jewish faith as a “Synagogue of Satan.”
Part of the reason for this is that with the advent of Dispensationalism, Zionist interests have co-opted and blunted the Christian faith’s witness against the evil worldview and faith system that Judaism is. Indeed, so infected is certain quarters of the Christian Church in the West with Judaism that some ministers teach that those who call themselves “Jewish” don’t need to be saved like other people. (I say, “call themselves ‘Jewish'” because of the large question of whether or not those who insist that they are racially Jewish are indeed racially Jewish. Arthur Koestler’s book, “The 13th Tribe” calls the Jewishness of Jews into serious question.)
Also, there is the reality that the Money Interest which is largely controlled by the elite class who some call “Jews,” likewise controls much of the publishing industry.
Indeed, things are so badly on this score that the West is often referred to as having a “Judeo-Christian” faith when in point of fact no such creature exists. To talk about the “Judeo-Christian” faith is like talking about a chaste whore or a Vampire who is allergic to blood. In brief, the idea of “Judeo-Christian” is a severe contradiction.
However, the lacuna of books and literature dealing with the unseemliness of the Jewish Faith as it contributes to a Christ hating worldview has begun to be filled by Michael Hoffman in his book, “Judaism Discovered: A Study of the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition and Deceit,” and it’s more accessible popular version, “Judaism’s Strange Gods.”
Hoffman’s books is dedicated to exposing Judaism for what it is, seeking to convince the reader that the Jewish faith is just another version of pagan humanism. Hoffman’s exposure of Judaism has him convinced that “this book may be banned, suppressed, and otherwise proscribed and forbidden because of the documentation it bring to light concerning the religion of Orthodox Judaism.”
Because of the unnatural fusion that has occurred between some expressions of Christianity and Judaism that was mentioned earlier Hoffman can only to hope his work can gain traction not only in the face of a hostile publishing industry but also in the face of a hostile Church. With the writing of this book Hoffman has armored up in the midst of those wielding hostile hammers. Understanding that with his book he has placed himself between the hammer of modern Judaism and the anvil of contemporary Christianity Hoffman laments, through the voice of Puritan William Prynne, about how contemporary Christianity is a obstacle to progress in evangelizing Judaics.
“Another reason that so-called Christian ministers, bishops and priests, assist the rabbis in keeping Judaic people in thrall is the ‘Money Engine’: ‘By this history we may perceive what a prevailing engine the Jew’s money is, both to serve into Christian kingdoms, though the most bitter, inveterate, professed enemies of Christ himself, Christians and Christianity, and how their money can induce even Christian princes to perpetrate most unchristian and antichristian actions; and enforce by threats and violence, even converted Christian Jews to renounce their Christianity, and apostasize to their former Jewish errors which they had quite renounced. And do not they still work by the self-same money engine? Preferred by too many Christians, before Christ himself and Christianity.'”
Hoffman’s concern in the book is evangelistic. He has sincere hopes that perhaps there may be those through the writing of this book who may be converted from Judaism to Biblical Christianity. Hoffman realizes that he will be pilloried for being a “hater” and a “anti-semite,” but he rightly asks how loving is it to not challenge a faith system that holds people in a terrible bondage. Hoffman insists that the love of Christ constrains him to rip the scab off the oozing wound that is Judaism with the hope that a healing salve can be placed upon it unto conversion.
“If we teach you nothing else, God grant you the grace to understand that it is the rabbis who are the world’s most flagrant and virulent Jew haters. This is a book of love, reflecting the love of God for all people, Judaic or Gentile, who are hostages to darkness. There are no hidden agendas or motives. All who say otherwise are liars and have for their patriarch, the Father of Lies.”
Shortly into his book Hoffman makes a key distinction that will be seen throughout his book. Hoffman distinguishes between Jews and Judaics. Hoffman labels Jews as those who are genetic descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, but includes also in the definition of “Jew” all those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ citing I Peter 2:9. However, one must keep in mind here that Hoffman is saying that there are those who are Physical Jews and those who are Spiritual Jews. Some Physical Jews may be Spiritual Jews (Christians) but not all Physical Jews are Spiritual Jews. Hoffman distinguishes Jews from Judaics who he denominates as followers of Judaism regardless of their ethnic heritage. (Doubtless here Hoffman has the Khazars especially in mind.)
Ironically enough, even though percentage wise, very few who claim to be Jews racially are actually racially Jews, the Judaics who inhabit Judaism along with their addlepated hyper Dispensational Christian minister allies insist that Judiacs are saved is by race alone — a race which they do not, in a large number of cases do not even belong.
Like all men, Judaics and Physical Jews alike must be saved by looking to God’s Christ alone in order to be delivered from their Synagogue of Satan. Hoffman’s book is written in hopes that Judaics and Jews might be saved.