OK, now the first issue that arises out of this title is who were these Jews? for until we ascertain who they really were, we’re not going to fully understand this question, or this issue. We then have to see the word ‘synagogue’ in The Light of the Holy Scriptures for, again, unless we know for sure what ‘synagogues’ represent, we’ll flounder in the dark.
So let’s get this second point firmly set in our minds and onto our hearts of Truth, because there is NOTHING positive about synagogues, and the only synagogue mentioned by name in the Holy Scriptures is this one here, and it’s mentioned twice! just so we get it!
Revelation 2:9 (KJV) I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are The Synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 3:9 (KJV) Behold, I will make them of The Synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
These verses tell us, without any ambiguity, that there’s only one kind of synagogue – SATAN’S SYNAGOGUE, for there is no other.
Right, so who were these ‘Jews’ that said they were Jews, but were lying? Now here we have the usual type of translator’s error that we find so often in the pages of the KJV, and which I reveal in so many of my articles. So let’s go straight to Strong’s Concordance for some insight:
Jews – G2453 – Ἰουδαῖος Ioudaîos, ee-oo-dah’-yos; from G2448 (in the sense of G2455 as a country); Judæan, that is, belonging to Jehudah:—Jew(-ess), of Judæa.
OK, the first thing we must understand here is The Truth that the word ‘Jew’, as used in the KJV, is 100% a misnomer, for it is automatically and deceptively leading us to believe that the word ‘Jew’ is referring to the Hebrew Israelites, The Chosen People of God, when NOTHING could be further from The Truth.
This means that these Jews were Jews who thought they were Judeans, but were not Judeans at all, for Judeans were Semitic Hebrew Israelites, and these ‘Jews’ claimed, falsely, that they were Judeans. These impostors, known as ‘Jews’, were/are, in Truth, Hamitic Canaanites from Bathshuah the Canaanitess, through her son Shelah, as recorded in Genesis 38, so they were NOT Judean Semitic Israelites at all. These days they openly admit it!:
“We are a chosen people. Most Jews do not like to admit it but our god is Lucifer and we Jews are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.”
— The Jew, Harold W. Rosenthal
“Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew an ‘Israelite’ or a ‘Hebrew’. The first Hebrews may not have been Jews at all…”
— 1980 Jewish Almanac, p. 3.
This is why I call the Jews The Serpent Seed from The Garden (see link Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 below for all the historical proof and evidence that the Jews are nothing to do with The Chosen People – The Twelve Tribes of Israel).
So moving on, we have now learned that these Jews were not Semitic Israelites, so who were these Judeans? The Judeans were descendants of a remnant of the three Tribes of The House of Judah that returned from the Babylonian captivity, namely Royal Judahites, Levites (The Priesthood) and Benjaminites. As examples we had
Mary Mariam and Joseph who were Royal Judahites, John the Baptist and his family who were Levites, and The Messenger Paul who was a Benjaminite. Joseph of Arimathea was likewise a Royal Judahite, and no doubt Nicodemus was also a Levite. However, NONE of these crucial Biblical characters were Jews!
All this information now brings us to the thorny issue of whether or not Paul REASONED with the Jews if, by ‘Jews’, Holy Scripture is referring to the Canaanite Jews. If that was the case and the people present in the synagogue were Canaanite Jews then there would have been no reasoning with them at all. Paul would have preached and declared The Gospel of The Kingdom of God and the Jews would have argued with Paul and sent him packing or, worse, attempted to have him arrested and after a rigged trial had him put to death, most likely stoning him to death. This is how much the Jews hated The Gospel Message and thereby making any reasoning totally impossible.
However, if there had been Judahites, Levites and Benjaminites there present with these Canaanite Jews, then some kind of reasoning could have been possible, but always keeping in mind that unless The Father was calling these Judeans, they would also have been non-receptive to The Kingdom Gospel Message.
Moreover, all of you who have read my articles on “Theology and Theologians or Bible Intellectualism and Bible Intellectuals” (see link Nos. 6 and 7 below), will know my views and be aware of the compelling evidence I have gathered that proves them to be next to useless when it comes to matters Holy Spiritual and Scriptural. If you have not read them, I thoroughly recommend them to you now for, without the knowledge contained therein you are, and will always be, vulnerable to their deceitful and deceptive ways. Make no mistake these so called experts will lead you astray if you give them, not even, half a chance.
Back to the title question; well did he? Did Paul ‘reason’ with the Canaanite Jews in the Synagogues? In fact, as already stated, did Paul ‘reason’ with anyone? What if he did or he did not, what does it matter? It matters greatly for, if he didn’t, why is the word ‘reasoned’ in the Holy Scriptures at all?
Let’s deal with the question.
Did Paul reason with the Jews?
Well the KJV of The Holy Bible says he did so that must be it, yes? Actually, no is the plain and simple answer to that. To help us with this study I will list the relevant Holy Scriptures here:
Please take note that the word ‘reasoned’ cannot be found in any of Paul’s letters, nor in Hebrews. So this tells us that it’s a word that only Luke uses in Acts which immediately puts a question mark over it.
Acts 17:1-2 (KJV)Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures.
Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
Acts 18:19And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.
Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
There we are, four Holy Scriptures that Bible intellectuals and theologians love, especially Roman Catholic Bible intellectuals. Why do they love these Holy Scriptures? because they think that Paul was just like them, a debating, pontificating Bible intellectual or theologian, when nothing could be further from The Truth, and The Truth is Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ).
OK, let’s print Strong’s definition of this word:
Reasoned – G1256 – διαλέγομαι dialegomai dee-al-eg’-om-ahee. Middle voice from G1223 and G3004; to say thoroughly, that is, discuss (in argument or exhortation): – dispute, preach (unto), reason (with), speak.
Now here in Strong’s definition we can see some confusion through his contradictory remarks:
On one hand he says ‘dialegomai’ means: “To say thoroughly”; “To preach (unto)”; “To speak”; “To exhort.” Then on the other hand he says it means: “To discuss”; “To argue”; “To dispute”; “To reason.”
Now which is it, for it cannot be both?
In 2 Corinthians 12:20 Paul states quite clearly what he thinks of debating, reasoning and arguing:
2 Corinthians 12:20 (MCV) For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, (reasoning) envyings, wraths, strifes, (arguments) backbitings, whisperings, swellings, (haughtiness through puffed up meaningless intellectual vanity) tumults.
Is Paul a hypocrite? Is he giving advice and warnings to those he is teaching whilst he himself does the opposite!! Is this an example of the worldly norm of: “Don’t do as I do, just do as I tell you?” Is that what it’s all about – is that what Paul was saying here? I don’t think so, in fact I know so and we all know so, don’t we? if The Truth is in us.
Here is the bottom line: “Saying thoroughly”; “preaching unto”; “speaking and exhorting” is a one way street. These activities do not invite debate, unless you are opposed to the aforementioned declarations. We need to understand The Word of God is not up for debate, nor up for discussion, nor up for reasoning on for hours and hours. It is preached and either received or rejected; there is no half way house.
Paul went into the synagogues and preached and there stated his case (he said thoroughly) for Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ). Now there would have been some there that received Paul’s message joyfully, and others that would not have done so. Those who received it joyfully would have questioned Paul further initially being curious and then hungry for The Word of God, and wanting to know more. No doubt those who did not receive his message would have given him much opposition. This opposition would have come from the men of religion, but he would not have argued and reasoned with them. He would have said the same things to them as Yashua Messiah said to the Pharisee Canaanite Jews of His day. Hypocrites; whited sepulchres; nests of vipers etc. etc. The mindset that is opposed God – the carnal hu-man mindset cannot be reasoned with, it’s impossible and Paul knew this. See link No. 8 below)
Let’s not forget he was once one of them himself, a Pharisee, so he knew exactly how their minds worked. That’s why he stated this in Romans 8:6-7
Romans 8:6-7 (KJV) For to be carnally minded is death; but to be Spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
So there we have it; it’s either one or the other, called or not called.
Let’s now take a closer look at those Holy Scriptures that Bible intellectuals use to support their right to foolishly reason and pontificate on The Holy Word of God, something they are not Spiritually qualified to do.
1) “And three Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures.”
What does this tell us? It tells us the opposite of The Truth. It says Paul reasoned with them for three Sabbath days, which means every Sabbath, for three consecutive weeks Paul went to this synagogue to preach The Word of God out of The Holy Scriptures. He didn’t reason out of the Holy Scriptures, for it is impossible for a Spirit born son of God to do so. Therefore to ‘say thoroughly’ is just another way of saying he spoke with confidence and authority; he taught, preached to or exhorted those present he didn’t reason. One only reasons with people who are in disagreement. If, as True Believers, we reason with the argumentative, we automatically give credence to their view. If someone was disagreeing with the Messenger Paul, whose servant do you think this trouble maker was? Only one chance for the right answer folks and no prizes for getting it right!
2) “And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.”
Here we go again; he ‘reasoned’ and persuaded the
Jews Judeans and Greeks. No he didn’t, he ‘said thoroughly’ what the Holy Scriptures said and then they were persuaded. They were convinced by what they heard. How?
John 6:44 (MCV) No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me
draw drag him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
This is how it works folks: The Father God calls a man or a woman to His Son and this is made possible by The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has not yet indwelled this convert yet, but he or she is receiving special attention from The Father through His Spirit. After this miraculous event, and a called person hears The Word of God preached or ‘said thoroughly’ by a messenger from God, he or she will respond positively, they can do nothing else. This is how these Israelite Judeans and Greeks were able to be ‘convinced’. The Father God was calling them and Paul was His messenger bringing them the Good News.
If we look at Strong’s definition for ‘persuaded’ it’s not the best word choice for this situation:
Persuaded – G3982 – πείθω peithō pi’-tho A primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty): – agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) content, make friend, obey, persuade, trust, yield.
In order to satisfy The Truth of John 6:44 we need something better than ‘persuaded’ because to be ‘persuaded’ means a choice has been made and that is not the case at all as being saved is not up to us, it’s not our decision. Let’s assess this miracle properly: “To passively assent to”; “to trust and rely on with an inward certainty”; “to trust and be in agreement with”; “to have no doubts and total confidence that what we and they are hearing is The Truth.” All of the above is only possible through The Father making it possible through The Holy Spirit and Yashua Messiah with us for, where else would this inward certainty originate – from ourselves!!??
When Samuel the Prophet was called The Father God did not reason with him, He just called his name and Samuel replied: “Here am I.”
1 Samuel 3:4 (KJV) That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.
Have you noticed two things missing here – reasoning and persuasion, well, would you believe it? I do hope so, because the words ‘reasoned’ and ‘persuaded’ are the additions of Bible intellectuals, who over time have contaminated The Word of God through their personal religious agendas, and thereby reflected them in the pages of The Holy Bible.
As a final point, you could ‘argue’ that I am ‘reasoning’ with you to ‘persuade’ you with this article, right this minute, but again that would not be true unless The Father were already calling you to His Son. If that is the case you will need no reasoning or persuading, and I will certainly not have to argue with you. I am only the sower and the seed is The Word of God and you are either fertile soil or stony ground. Furthermore, I cannot tell you whether you are fertile soil or not, only you can answer this question for yourself, for you will either agree with me or disagree with me.
In Yashua Messiah’s Holy name
1. Did Eve Have Sex With The Devil or Did She Just Eat Some Fruit?:
2. Were Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel, Jews? – The Beginning:
3. The Origins of the Royal Judahites and Canaanite Jews explained:
4. Yashua Messiah (Jesus Christ) was not a Jew:
5. The Jews are The Tares, Fit Only For Burning!:
6. Do Born of God Christians Need Theology & Theologians or Bible Intellectualism and Bible Intellectuals – Parts 1, 2 & 3:
7. Do Born of God Christians Need Theology & Theologians or Bible Intellectualism and Bible Intellectuals – Part 4:
8. Hu; Hu-mans; Canaanites; The Serpent Seed: