Mark Chapters 8 and 9


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Mark Chapters 8 and 9 - Christogenea on Talkshoe 11-04-2011

Discussing Mark last week I had made a radical comment concerning the blood brothers of Christ, that some of them were apostles. Here I will go over that again, because it is something which has not been discussed sufficiently, and due to a few inquiries I received, perhaps some people did not understand it.

The lists of apostles at Mark 3 and Matthew 10 agree: Simon Peter; James the son of Zebedee; John the brother of James; Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus; Lebbaeus Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananean; and Judas Iscariot.

In Luke chapter 6 there is a James mentioned with John who must be that same brother and son of Zebedee mentioned in Matthew and Mark. Yet in Luke's list Lebbaeus Thaddaeus – who is only mentioned twice, once each in the original lists of Matthew and Mark - is not mentioned and seems to have dropped out of sight, because he is never mentioned again.

To fill out the twelve, "Judas the brother of James" is mentioned in his place. In Luke's account in Acts we see mentioned “Petros and Iohannes, and Iakobos [James] and Andreas [Andrew was Peter's brother, James and John were the sons of Zebedee], Philippos and Thomas, Bartholomaios and Maththaios, Iakobos [James] son of Alphaios, and Simon the zealot [the Cananean] and Iouda the brother of Iakobos.” The lists in Matthew and Mark being early in Christ's ministry, Lebbaeus Thaddaeus must have dropped out at some point for some reason, and Jude the brother of James filled the list out to twelve again when Luke made his lists.

In Mark 6:3 we read, where the people of Christ's home town are said to have exclaimed: “Is this not the craftsman, the son of Maria and brother of Iakobos and Ioses and Iouda and Simon? ”, we see the brothers of Christ are mentioned, and among them are Jakob – or James, and Judah – called Jude in most Bibles to distinguish him from the famous traitor. These are the authors of those epistles which we know as James and Jude in the New Testaments which we have today.

Paul tells us of James' apostleship at Galatians 1:19, where he states that the James whom he knew in Jerusalem (i.e. Acts chapters 15 and 21) was “James the Lord's brother”, as the King James Version has it. In the epistle of Jude, the apostle opens by calling himself “servant of Yahshua Christ and brother of Iakobos”. These two men were considered apostles, but Jude was not among the original twelve apostles named in Mark chapter 3. The list of eleven apostles at Acts 1:13 includes James and Jude, the brethren of Christ.

In Luke's lists, Jude the brother of James must be Jude the brother of James the son of Alphaeus. James the son of Alphaeus must be that James who is “the Lord's brother”, as Paul confirms. Therefore one may ascertain that Mary the mother of Christ not only had more children after she gave birth to Christ, but that she had them with a man named Alphaeus, who was apparently not the same man as that Joseph whom she was married to when Christ was born. As I said last week, this is controversial, and intriguing, yet it certainly seems to be true. Churchmen, so far as I know, have not been able to get it right for these past two thousand years, mostly due to the Romish ideology concerning the perpetual virginity of Mary the mother of Christ. Yet it is clear from the scripture that Mary, a young virgin when Christ was conceived, had many children later on in life. All of this also demonstrates how easily an agenda blinds us from the truth.

VIII 1 In those days again upon a great crowd being present and not having anything which they could eat, summoning His students He says to them: 2 “I am deeply moved for the crowd, because already they have remained with Me for three days and they do not have anything which they may eat. 3 And if I let them go away to their house fasting, they shall faint on the road, and some of them have come from afar!” 4 And His students replied to Him that “From where is one able to feed so many bread here in a desert place?” 5 And He asked them: “How many loaves do you have?” And they said “Seven.” 6 And He commands the crowd to recline upon the ground, and taking the seven loaves, giving thanks He broke and gave them to His students that they would serve, and they served to the crowd. 7 And they had a few fish, and blessing them He said to serve those also. 8 And they ate and were filled, and there were seven creels of excess fragments. 9 And they were about four thousand, and He released them.

Here the miracle of Christ demonstrates to us that He is the Bread of Life which He Himself describes in John chapter 6. The miracle itself cannot be sufficiently explained, and therefore I will not attempt to do so, except to assert that if our God has no efficacy in the world, then Man has no hope of overcoming the natural world, and that four hundred generations of our ancestors have prayed and have died in vain.

The feeding of the five thousand which was seen in Mark chapter 6 is an event attested to in all four gospels. This feeding of the four thousand is reported only here in Mark 8 and in Matthew 15:32-39. Many Christians look for meaning in the symbolism of the numbers given in these accounts. I would assert that doing so, always leads one off into mysticism and makes one prone to error. It is much more important to understand the plain word of Scripture first. There is a stronger symbolism in the event itself. The people cared not for food while they heard Christ preach for three days. Then He fed them before they departed. Some early Christian writers imagined this to represent the three days of the death and resurrection of Christ. In any case, we do see that there were people avid enough to receive His instruction that they could neglect their bellies for three days.

10 And immediately boarding into a vessel with His students He came into the parts of Dalmanoutha. [Matthew calls the place Magadan. It is esteemed to be the same as that place familiarly known as Magdala, on the west coast of the sea.] 11 And the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking by Him a sign from heaven, trying Him. 12 And bemoaning in His Spirit He says: “Why does this race seek a sign? Truly I say to you whether a sign shall be given to this race!” 13 And leaving them, boarding again He departed for the other side.

The language, “whether a sign shall be given”, seems to be a Hebraism with a negative connotation, as Paul also used it in the epistle to the Hebrews concerning God's rest withheld from the children of Israel in the days of Joshua.

Christ had just performed a miracle in the feeding of the four thousand men from a few loaves of bread and some fish. Therefore rendering the Greek word γενεά, which is the word rendered generation, is certainly not proper as the word generation is understood in our language today. The meaning must be race, and Christ is therefore distinguishing the race of His adversaries from the race of those those for whom He did perform such miracles. At Matthew 16:4 the response of Christ is recorded more fully: “A wicked and adulterous race seeks a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it except the sign of Ionas!”

14 And they forgot to take bread, and except for one loaf they did not have it with them in the vessel. 15 And He commanded them, saying: “Look! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herodas!” [Some manuscripts, including a third century papyri, labeled P45, have Herodians rather than Herodas.] 16 And they debated with one another because they do not have bread. 17 And knowing it He says to them “Why do you debate because you do not have bread? Not yet do you perceive nor understand? Do you have hardening of your hearts? 18 Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember, 19 when the five loaves had been broken for the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments you took?” They say to Him: “Twelve!” 20 “When the seven for the four thousand, how many creels full of fragments you took?” And they say to Him: “Seven!” 21 And He said to them: “How do you not understand?”

The apostles themselves had a hard time distinguishing the literal from the allegorical, and most Christians still have a hard time with that same thing today. The leaven of the Pharisees, or course, represents the alien ideas which are sown in among whatever truths that they also upheld.

22 And they come into Bethsaïda. And they bring to Him a blind man and exhort Him in order that He would touch him. 23 And taking the hand of the blind man He brought him outside of the town and having spat in his eyes, putting the hands upon him asked him if “Do you see anything?” 24 And looking up he said “I see men, that as trees I see walking!” 25 Then again He put the hands upon his eyes, and he stared and was restored and looked at all things clearly. 26 And He sent him to his house, saying: “Now you should not enter into the town!”

Just as the feeding of the people after three days has a deeper meaning which symbolizes the true Bread of Life, which is Christ, giving life to the Children of Israel after three days, this healing of the blind man who then “sees men as trees walking” also has a deeper symbolic meaning. Throughout Scripture, trees represent races of people, and when Christians open their eyes to that fact, they too can be healed from their blindness!

27 And Yahshua went out and His students into the town of Caesareia Philippos, and on the road He questioned His students, saying to them: “What do men say for Me to be?” 28 And they spoke to Him saying that “Iohannes the Baptist, and others Elijah, but others that one of the prophets.” 29 And He asked them: “But what do you say for Me to be?” Responding Petros says to Him: “You are the Christ!” 30 And He admonished them that they should speak to no one concerning Him.

Caesarea Philippi was about twenty miles north of Galilee. Before Roman times it was called Paneas, from the worship of the Greek name for the goat-footed pagan idol. Caesarea Philippi was at the southern foot of Mount Hermon, the northern limit of Joshua's conquest and a famous place of ancient Canaanite idolatry.

Here in Mark, which is Peter's gospel account, the discourse is presented quite modestly, and the response of Christ to Peter's attestation is omitted. In Matthew it is recorded that Christ said to Peter: “Blessed you are, Simon son of Ionas, because flesh and blood have not revealed it to you, but My Father who is in the heavens! 18 And I say to you that you are a stone [petros], yet upon this bedrock [petra] shall I build My assembly and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it! 19 I shall give to you the little keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and he whom you should bind upon the earth shall be bound in the heavens, and he whom you should release upon the earth shall be released in the heavens!”

31 And He began to instruct them that it is necessary for the Son of Man to suffer many things and to be rejected by the elders and the high priests and the scribes and to be put to death and after three days to be resurrected. 32 And He spoke the Word openly. And taking Him aside, Petros began to admonish Him. 33 But He turning and seeing His students admonished Petros and says: “Go behind Me, adversary, because you do not mind the things of Yahweh, but the things of men!”

Christ warned the apostles several times what would happen to Him, and they were still surprised by it when it happened. There is much evidence in Scripture and in history, that men will believe only what men want to believe – even if it comes from the mouth of God.

This passage is famous, because Christ is seen to have called Peter “Satan”. Yet the word here is not a Substantive - a noun – but an adjective, and as an adjective it is simply adversary. Peter's disputing with Christ makes Peter His adversary, and not a satan or the Satan, with a capital s, as the word is commonly perceived by many of today's Christians.

34 And summoning the crowd with His students He said to them: “If one wishes to come behind Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me! 35 For he who should desire to save his life shall lose it, and he who would lose his life because of Me and the good message shall save it! 36 For what shall it benefit a man to gain the whole Society and for his life to be lost? 37 For what could a man give in exchange for his life? 38 For whoever should be ashamed of Me and My words among this adulterous and sinful race, also the Son of Man shall be ashamed of him, when he should come in the honor of His Father with the holy messengers!”

“If one wishes to come behind Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me!” What did Christ do? He gave up His life for His race, the children of Israel. We read from John chapter 10, that Christ said: “11 I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life on behalf of the sheep!” Here I shall read a few quotes from another source, and then briefly discuss that source:

“The sacrifice of the individual existence is necessary in order to assure the conservation of the race. Hence it is that the most essential condition for the establishment and maintenance of a State is a certain feeling of solidarity, wounded in an identity of character and race and in a resolute readiness to defend these at all costs.” (Mein Kampf, p. 94)

“The right to personal freedom comes second in importance to the duty of maintaining the race.” (Mein Kampf, p. 146)

“The readiness to sacrifice one's personal work and, if necessary, even one's life for others shows its most highly developed form in the Aryan race. The greatness of the Aryan is not based on his intellectual powers, but rather on his willingness to devote all his faculties to the service of the community. Here the instinct for self-preservation has reached its noblest form; for the Aryan willingly subordinates his own ego to the common weal and when necessity calls he will even sacrifice his own life for the community.” (Mein Kampf, p. 168)

“In the German language we have a word which admirably expresses this underlying spirit of all work: It is Pflichterfüllung, which means the service of the common weal before the consideration of one's own interests. The fundamental spirit out of which this kind of activity springs is the contradistinction of 'Egotism' and we call it 'Idealism'. By this we mean to signify the willingness of the individual to make sacrifices for the community and his fellow-men ... To this kind of mentality the Aryan owes his position in the world. And the world is indebted to the Aryan mind for having developed the concept of 'mankind'; for it is out of this spirit alone that the creative force has come which in a unique way combined robust muscular power with a first-class intellect and thus created the monuments of human civilization.” (Mein Kampf, p. 169)

“The man who loves his nation can prove the sincerity of this sentiment only by being ready to make sacrifices for the nation's welfare. There is no such thing as a national sentiment which is directed towards personal interests. And there is no such thing as a nationalism that embraces only certain classes. Hurrahing proves nothing and does not confer the right to call oneself national if behind that shout there is no sincere preoccupation for the conservation of the nation's well-being.…” (Mein Kampf, p. 239)

Those quotes come from Adolf Hitler, from Mein Kampf. Adolf Hitler understood the words of Christ, that those who seek to follow Him must follow His example and devote their lives to the well-being of the race. Adolf Hitler did just that, standing in defiance of world Jewry and their debt-slavery monetary system. Just as Christ died at the hands of the Romans, and at the instigation of the jew, America and Britain destroyed Adolf Hitler and National Socialist Germany at the instigation of those same jews! Have we as a people followed Christ in this, slaying our German brethren on behalf of the anti-Christ jew bastards? Of course not. And look at this multicultural mess which we are embroiled in today, where we are overrun with orientals, arabs, mestizos and blacks. This is our reward for doing the work of the real Satan, world jewry. We have reaped what our grandparents sowed. Yahweh our God foresaw all of this, and when we ever repent, He will save us from it. But repentance must be preceded by a recognition of one's sin!

To repeat those last verses of chapter 8: 34 And summoning the crowd with His students He said to them: “If one wishes to come behind Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me! 35 For he who should desire to save his life shall lose it, and he who would lose his life because of Me and the good message shall save it! 36 For what shall it benefit a man to gain the whole Society and for his life to be lost? 37 For what could a man give in exchange for his life? 38 For whoever should be ashamed of Me and My words among this adulterous and sinful race, also the Son of Man shall be ashamed of him, when he should come in the honor of His Father with the holy messengers!”

Yahshua Christ came only for the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Yahweh said of Israel, at Amos 3:2: “You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” Yahshua says in Revelation chapter 20, at verse 15, “And if one is not found written in the book of life, he is cast into the lake of fire.” Only the children of Israel are found written in that book, which must be the Gospel. Since Christ is the Word of Life, His Gospel must be the Book of Life. Since the Word is implanted into the children of Israel, as the prophets and apostles attest, then Israel is written into the book, and the book is also written into Israel! If one is ashamed of that, he has no part with Christ, and will most likely follow all of the beasts of the field into the Lake of Fire! We devote our lives to our own race, and to hell with everybody else! Literally.

IX 1 And He said to them: “Truly I say to you that there are some of those standing here whom shall by no means taste of death until they should see the Kingdom of Yahweh having come with power!”

This same exclamation appears at the end of Matthew chapter 16, and the beginning of Matthew 17 records the event known as the Transfiguration on the Mount, which also follows here. In this event, we see the physical appearance of Moses, whose death was recorded in Deuteronomy and whose body was buried in the land of Moab, and of Elijah, who is said not to have died but to have been taken away, as Enoch also was. So while it is evident that these men may not be with us in body, that does not mean that they died as we perceive death to be. To taste of death is to experience it, and if our spirit – which is also what we may call our psyche, or consciousness, departs from our body before it dies, have we actually experienced death? Such is the hope of Christianity. Paul talks of that promise of life in Christ where he says at Romans 8:2: “Indeed the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Yahshua has liberated you from the law of sin and death.” In 1 John 3:14 the apostle says that “We know that we have passed over from out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He not loving abides in death.” The promise is stated as a matter of fact. Remember the words in Mark chapter 8, concerning the love and the sacrifice a man must show for his race, which is his true nation. The promise of life removes our fear of death, and we gladly sacrifice our own lives on behalf of our kindred. This is how all of our ancient ancestors lived, and it is why so many of those great Germanic warriors of the past had no fear of death, for they knew that it would bring life. At the end of this chapter of Mark we will see again that upon death, we shall indeed enter into life.

2 And after six days Yahshua takes Petros and Iakobos and Iohannes and brings them up into a high mountain by themselves alone. And He was transformed before them, 3 and His garments became glistening exceedingly white, such that no cloth-dresser upon the earth is able thusly to whiten. 4 And Elijah appeared to them with Moses and they were conversing with Yahshua. 5 And responding, Petros says to Yahshua: “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here, and we shall make three tents, one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah!” 6 For he did not know what he should respond, for they were frightened. 7 And there was a cloud overshadowing them, and there was a voice from out of the cloud: “This is My beloved Son, you hear Him!” 8 And suddenly looking around they no longer saw anyone except Yahshua alone with them.

There is more to existence that what we currently perceive. And if we love our brethren and care for our race, we shall indeed overcome this world.

9 And upon their descending from the mountain, He commanded them that they should not describe to anyone the things which they had seen, except “when the Son of Man should arise from among the dead”. 10 And they held the account to themselves, disputing what it is to arise from among the dead.

We still dispute over what it is to arise from among the dead. In the Book of Job the patriarch exclaims, in the 19th chapter, “26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.” In 1 Corinthians chapter 15, Paul tells us that we are sown a physical body, and raised a spiritual body. He then says that if there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual. Of course, he is talking about the body of Adamic Man which Yahweh our God breathed His spirit into. That spirit is produced by the same DNA which created this physical body. (If your DNA is broken, then you are a broken cistern not having that spirit in you.) The apostle John says in his epistle that if your seed is in you, you cannot die. You cannot die, because you have that spirit of God! So we see in the Wisdom of Salomon, 2:23: “For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity.” If you are an Adamic Man, made in the image if God, and IF your seed is in you – meaning that you are not race-mixed, then you shall indeed live forever. If your seed is in you, you have that spiritual body, and the promise that it will indeed return to this physical world. The Christian, because he is assured eternal life, wants to love his brethren and obey his God!

11 And they questioned Him saying that “The scribes say that it is necessary for Elijah to come first.” 12 Then He said to them: “Indeed Elijah coming first restores all things, yet how is it written for the Son of Man that He would suffer many things and would be despised? 13 But I say to you that also Elijah has come, and they did with him whatever they wished, just as it is written for him.”

Elijah here is used as an allegory. Christ is talking of John the Baptist, who came in the spirit of Elijah. But John the Baptist was not Elijah himself, whom we just saw described as having appeared in the Transfiguration, but who was not identified as John the Baptist, a man that the apostles knew in person. There is another promise of the spirit of Elijah yet to be fulfilled, and that is stated at the end of the prophecy of Malachi, in Malachi 4:5-6. It is the only promise in the prophets of an Elijah who is yet to come. Understanding this prophecy, we can understand exactly what is meant by the “restoration of all things”. Here from Malachi chapter 4, verses 1 through 6: “1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. [That is the restoration of those who were not born of God, burning up in the Lake of Fire they shall be restored to nothingness.] 2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings [which is a description of the ancient Aryan phoenix symbol]; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked [Micah 4: Arise Zion, and thresh!]; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts. [They are not going back to Mexico or China.] 4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” If this is the only prophecy of an Elijah to come, and Christ says that Elijah is to “restore all things”, then the “restoration of all things” is only a restoration of all the things written concerning Yahweh and His relationship with True Israel, since that is what this Elijah is to do! It is our hope, that we see the beginning of this fulfilled today, in this Christian Israel Identity message. Only Christian Israel Identity seeks to return the hearts of the children to the fathers: the racial message of the covenants of God, and the hearts of the fathers to the children: the White Adamic heirs of the Kingdom of God. Aliens shall not inhabit that kingdom. There is no promise to “restore all things” for anyone but the children of Israel!

14 And coming with the students they saw a great crowd around them and scribes disputing with them. 15 And immediately all the crowd seeing Him had been amazed and running up they greeted Him. 16 And He asked them: “Why do you dispute with them?” [So many of us who learn the message of the kingdom wish to vainly dispute it with the enemy!] 17 And one from out of the crowd replied to Him: “Teacher, I brought my son to You, having a speechless spirit. 18 And wherever it should seize him it knocks him down, and he foams and gnashes the teeth and wastes away, and I spoke to Your students in order that they would cast it out, and they were not able.” 19 Then responding He says to them: “O faithless race, until when shall I be with you? Until when must I put up with you? Bring him to Me!” 20 And they brought him to Him. And seeing Him the spirit immediately convulsed him, and falling upon the ground he wallowed foaming. 21 And He asked his father: “How much time is it that it has done this to him?” And he said “From childhood 22 and often also it has cast him into a fire and into water in order that it would destroy him, but if You can do anything, help us, being deeply moved for us!” [This seems to be a description befitting our entire race today, dumb and wallowing in the mud while awaiting their redemption! We imagine that they can never be brought to their senses, but all things are possible with God!] 23 But Yahshua said to him “What if you are able? All things are possible for he who believes!” [John 14:12: Truly, truly I say to you, he believing in Me the works which I do he also shall do, and he shall do greater than these, because I go to the Father.] 24 Immediately crying out the father of the youth said “I believe! Help me with disbelief!” 25 Then Yahshua seeing that a crowd runs together, admonished the unclean spirit saying to it: “Speechless and dumb spirit, I command you, come out from him and enter into him no longer!” 26 And crying out and convulsing much it came out, and he was as if dead, so for many to say that he died. 27 But Yahshua holding his hand raised him, and he arose.

28 And upon His entering into a house His students by themselves questioned Him, “For what had we not been able to cast it out?” 29 And He said to them: “This kind by no one is able to cast out except with prayer.” [Likewise, only God can heal our national idiocy today. This represents the state of our people before their own awakening. Most of them – worshipping jews and beasts – are blathering idiots indeed! The message of the gospel, is timeless.]

30 And having departed from there they went along through Galilaia, and He did not wish that anyone should know, 31 for He instructed His students and said to them that the Son of Man is handed over into the hands of men, and they slay Him, and dying after three days He shall arise. 32 But they did not perceive the statement, and they were afraid to ask Him. [He showed that He was careful not to let His murder be attempted differently than what was written. His companions did not want to face the truth which He was telling them.]

33 And they came into Kapharnaoum. And being in the house He questioned them: “Why did you dispute in the road?” 34 But they were silent. For they had argued with one another in the road who is greater. 35 And sitting He called the twelve and says to them: “If one wishes to be first, he shall be last of all and a servant of all.” 36 And taking a child He stood him in the midst of them and putting His arm around him said to them: 37 “Whoever should receive one of these such children upon whom is My Name, receives Me. And whoever would receive Me, receives not Me but He who has sent Me!”

The Scriptures are quite profound in many ways. What vanity this passage would betray, if it had fallen into oblivion! Would men reporting falsely make themselves into such fools? Rather, the providence of God clearly foresaw that we would indeed be reading it today. Thus we see that they were disputing, as to who would be the greater, and Christ corrects them. The Christian aspiration is to please God, and we please God by serving our brethren. We invite the wrath of God by elevating ourselves above our brethren.

38 Iohannes said to Him “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your Name and prevented him, because he has not followed with us.” 39 Then Yahshua said: “You must not forbid him. For there is no one who shall do a feat of power by My Name and shall be able to quickly speak badly of Me. 40 For he whom is not against us, is for us.

Those who do wonderful things in the Name of Christ, even if they do not know the Word as you know the Word, will nevertheless exalt the Word. Do not think that you have a monopoly on the truth, on the Word of God. Do not view those who share your faith as competitors, but as fellow-workers.

41 For whoever would give to you to drink a cup of water in the name that you are of Christ, truly I say to you that by no means shall he lose his reward. [In the hot dry climate of Palestine, a cup of cold water was a valuable commodity.] 42 And he who shall entrap one of these little ones who believes in Me, it is good for him if rather a millstone is tied around his neck and he is cast into the sea! [So go all of the jewish child molesters and perverts.] 43 And if your hand should entrap you, cut it off: it is good for you to enter into life crippled, than having two hands to depart into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire! 45 And if your foot entraps you, cut it off: it is good for you to enter into life lame, than having two feet to be cast into Gehenna! 47 And if your eye should entrap you, take it out: It is good for you with one eye to enter into the Kingdom of Yahweh than having two eyes to be cast into Gehenna, 48 where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched!

Only the first part of this discourse is reported by Matthew, where at 10:42 it says “And he who would give one of these little ones a single cup of cold water to drink in the name of a student, truly I say to you, by no means should he lose his reward.”. A similar discourse by Yahshua, given at another time, is recorded in Matthew chapter 18 and also in Luke chapter 17.

Notice that Christ said here that one should rather “enter into life” crippled, than to suffer the fires of Gehenna. This reinforces what was said earlier in this chapter, that when they die, Christians “enter into life”. Gehenna, the land of Hinnom of the Old Testament, is where anciently children were passed through the fire in sacrifice to the pagan idol Moloch. In the Roman period, it is often said that Gehenna is the place where city burned its trash. It is apparently an allegory for the Lake of Fire.

The King James Version has at verses 44 and 46 the text which reads also in verse 48 “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” While these words do appear in the Greek at verse 48, verses 44 and 46 do not appear in the oldest original Greek manuscripts, except for the Codices Bezae and Alexandrinus. Once again it is evident that the Majority Text follows closely the Alexandrian tradition. Nevertheless, this phrase at verse 48 appears only in the gospel of Mark, and not in the other gospels. However it still appears nevertheless.

The word in Greek for worm, σκώληξ, is just that – a worm. The Hebrew word where this is a quote from Isaiah 66:24 has a similar definition, and is also the name of a scarlet-colored dye once made from certain worms. In the contexts where it refers to a worm, it is used in Hebrew as an allegory for decay in Job 25:6, and as an allegory for insignificance at Psalm 22:6 and at Isaiah 41:14.

The phrase is a quote from Isaiah chapter 66, and to understand the context here is Isaiah 66, verses 19-24: “19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles. 20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. 21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD. 22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. 23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD. 24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.”

So we see that the children of Israel would be dispersed, we see where they would be dispersed to (where the Saxon nations appear shortly thereafter) and that they were also once again promised deliverance, that they would “bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Yahweh”. This promise, as Isaiah records it, is to all the brethren, as it states in verse 20. Yahweh said in Amos 9:9 “For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.” This is when that sifting occurred, when the Israelites were deported into the cities of Media, Persia and Assyria, and departed as Sakae and Kimmeroi. Verse 24 states of those left in Palestine, those who were disobedient and transgressed against Him, that “their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.” But if Yahweh tells Isaiah that the dispersed of Israel “shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD”, then these who transgressed cannot be his brethren. In the context of the prophets, they can only be those same Canaanite-Edomite bad fig so-called “jews”, who were opposed to Christ in His ministry. They are the bastards, as we see in Jeremiah and in Ezekiel, who transgressed against God, and they are the reason the children of Israel had to be sifted, to separate the tares from the wheat. That their “worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.” tells us that we shall forever remember their wickedness, and that their destruction is guaranteed to be eternal. The phrase “all flesh”, as it is evident in Joel 2:28 and in Luke 3:6, is an allegory for all of the children of Yahweh inhabiting fleshly bodies.

49 For all shall be salted with fire. 50 The salt is good, but if the salt should become saltless, with what shall you season it? Have salt among yourselves and be at peace with one another.”

The salt is an allegory for the children of Israel, as it is seen at Matthew 5:13, “ You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt has lost its savor, with what shall it be salted? It avails for nothing more than it is cast outside to be trampled by men! ” The salt is also tried in the fire, as we see here a play on words following the mention of the fires of Gehenna. The fire is the trials of this life, which season the children of God, as described in 1 Peter 1:7 where he tells his readers “that the test of your faith, much more valuable than gold which is destroyed even being tested by fire, would be found in praise and honor and dignity at the revelation of Yahshua Christ”.

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