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For the past few months, the topic of Jews has come up more common in recent times, especially when it comes to their religious values and how it is diametrically opposed to almost everything Christians and Before-Christ Jews believe in. As an ethnic and former religious Jew (now Orthodox Christian) myself, I will explain how modern Judaism is essentially the veneration of the Canaanite God of Baal, and go into depth on why modern Judaism has essentially abandoned the monotheism of all other Abrahamic Religions, including Before-Christ Jews.
Baal Teshuvah Movement
First of all, we must point out the origins of the Baal Teshuvah Movement, which is a growing movement that originated in the 1960s, around the time of the Counterculture Hippie and Civil Rights Movement, in America. It was definitely inspired by these cultural movements as well, with leading Rabbis like Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan channelling these cultural movements to be more compatible with Judaism, more information can be found in this article.
So, what does Baal Teshuvah mean? Well in literal terms it means “Returning to Master”, however it will almost always be translated as “Returning to God”, with Teshuvah meaning “Return” and Baal meaning “God”. You may ask to yourself, “why does a religion, where in the Tanakh, the supposed Word of God according to Jews, in Yirmeyahu 23:13 where it says;
In the prophets of Samaria I saw an unsavory thing: they prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.
and in Yirmeyahu 32:25,
They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
use the word Baal when referring to God?”
The reason is simple, the Tanakh as the main religious scripture for Jews has all been replaced with the Babylonian Talmud, which even Jews admit has content correcting God. So whilst in theory, the Tanakh is the Word of God in Judaism, in practice that concept has become nothing more than fine dust.
Jews have abandoned Abrahamic Monotheism
Whether it is the veneration of Baal, or the idolisation of the so-called coming Moshiach that according to Orthodox Jewish sects will enslave the gentiles when, according to Jewish eschatology, the Jews are worthy enough (see video below),
We see that Abrahamic Monotheism has all been ridden for almost all Jewish sects, and we have to come to terms with our modern reality that Jews do not venerate the one-ness of God has described in the Noahide Laws, but rather believe in a range of deities and idols, whether intentional or not, where these have historically been considered Anti-Christian in terms of the Moshiach, or been venerated with child sacrifice with Baal and Molech.
It is important to understand that the origins of this isn’t exactly attributed to the end of the Second Temple era of Judaism, as even before-Christ there were many heretical and polytheistic Jewish sects including Yahwism, Samitarianism, and Maghariya, but after Christ’s resurrection and the collapse of Second Temple Judaism, more heresies developed through rabbinical Judaism that eventually lead to the creation of the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud.
It is rather clear, considering that the Baal Teshuvah movement started within the counterculture movements in the 1960s and 70s, which promoted secularisation and sexual deviancy like homosexuality amongst the Western youth, and the clear fact that modern Jews have abandoned the Tanakh as the central component of the faith, it becomes obvious that idolic worship for Baal would become prominent. Especially when the Prophet Hosea, denounces the Jews for continuing to use the word “Baal” to describe God, remarking on the fact that it promoted idolatry of severe forms
If you’d like to coduct more research visit the article by Come & Reason Ministries.