Thursday, 5 November 2015

The cancer of the earth.... sabbateanism (Part 2)

From wikipedia......
In Jewish history during the two centuries after Zevi's death in 1676, many Jews (including some Jewish scholars) who were horrified by Zevi's personal conversion to Islam nevertheless clung to the belief that Zevi was still the true Jewish Messiah. They constituted the largest number of Sabbateans during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They were vigorously opposed and were eventually forced into hiding their beliefs by the methodical opposition of almost all the leading rabbis who were determined to root out Zevi's kabbalistically derived anti-traditional teachings and his influence upon the Jewish masses.
By the nineteenth century Jewish Sabbateans had been reduced to small groups of hidden followers who feared being discovered for their beliefs that were deemed to be entirely heretical and antithetical to classical Judaism (particularly since the head of the movement, Zevi, had become an openly practicing Muslim for the last ten years of his life until the time of his mysterious and premature death at the age of fifty.)

Unlike most cults which die out when their leader dies, Sabbateanism continued on. What happened next proved that Sabbateanism was not an Abrahamic faith nor was it even vaguely Mosaic..... Lo and behold! Sabbatai Tzevi was reborn! And he was back with a vengance...

From wikipedia......
Frankism, a Jewish religious movement of the 18th and 19th centuries, centered on the leadership of the Jewish Messiah claimant Jacob Frank, who lived from 1726 to 1791. At its height it claimed perhaps 50,000 followers, primarily Jews living in Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe. Unlike traditional Judaism, which provides a set of detailed guidelines called halakha that are scrupulously followed by observant Jews and regulate many aspects of life, Frank claimed that "all laws and teachings will fall" and following antinomianism asserted that one's most important personal obligation of every person was the transgression of every boundary.

So somehow Sabbatai Tzevi managed to reincarnate himself as Jacob Frank with basically the same pitch aimed at the same audience. It could no longer be said that this was just a sect of Judaism or even an Abrahamic faith, it was quite the opposite. What Frank was doing was ramping up a reversal of order within Judaism as set up by Sabbatai Tzevi and indeed Nathan of Gaza and even before them. It is quite obvious to all that this is full blown gnostic maltheism, as for Jacob Frank he went on spreading his apostasy and when he died his daughter Eva Frank tried to keep up the cult posing as a Virgin Mary type impersonator. She lived a lush life and died owing 3 million guilders.
Tzevi and Frank are dead but the well was fatally poisoned.

So we have the following- gnosticism, Tree of Death kabbalah, maltheism, sorcery, a 'god' which nobody will name, and reincarnation. Whatever these people were following it definitely was not an Abrahamic faith. It also had a hate/envy/imitating for Jesus Christ, this goes wayback to when Jesus was on earth.

Enter Simon Magus - a Samaritan sorceror who was peddling his services for money when Jesus was preaching. Indeed after Jesus was crucified he was baptised because he wanted to be able to perform the miracles that Jesus did, he even offered money to the apostles and their assistants for the 'secrets' of the 'magic'. Hence the word 'simony' for such an act.

Nevertheless Magus was able to impress all with his sorcery, but could not do his stuff against Christians and failed to get anywhere near the level of Jesus. He still managed to get himself labelled as a god by the Romans, so one cannot say he was a rank amateur.
More telling is that he is counted among the ranks of the Gnostics and it can be assumed that his 'magic power' came from an unnamed god.

So with gnosticism (which is a knowledge pool if anything) there is an undefined set or even lack of beliefs in which anything goes (Hasan of Alamut said "Nothing is true, all is permitted"). So we can have reincarnation, messiahship, magic, sorcery, etc. but if it is based on kabbalah using the Tree of Death then it can only be applicable in Assiah.

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