Replacement theology tends to erase everything Jewish in the bible and replaces it with names and content of pagan origin to cause the entire world to embrace false religion. A declaration of Faith from the Church of Constantinople in the year 325 C.E.(A.D.) Under Emperor Constantine reads:
“I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms. unleavened breads & sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all other feasts of the Hebrews, sacrifices, prayers, aspersions, purifications, sanctifications and propitiations and fasts, and new moons, and Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants and observances and Synagogues, and the food and drink of The Hebrews; in one word, I renounce everything Jewish, every law, rite and custom and if afterwards I shall wish to deny and return to Jewish superstition, or shall be found eating with The Jews, or feasting with them, or secretly conversing and condemning the Christian religion instead of openly confuting them and condemning their vain faith, then let the trembling of Gehazi cleave to me, as well as the legal punishments to which I acknowledge myself liable. And may I be anathema in the world to come, and may my soul be set down with Satan and the devils. [Parks, James The Conflict of The Church and The Synagogue Atheneum, New York, 1974, pp. 397 – 398]
Also in AD. 325, the Council of Nicea headed by Emperor Constantine changed the celebration of the Resurrection from the Jewish Feast of First Fruits to Easter to disassociate it from Jewish feasts. The Council stated:
“For it is unbecoming beyond measure that on this holiest of festivals we should follow the customs of the Jews. Henceforth let us have nothing in common with this odious people”
Before his death, Emperor Constantine went to Israel and built the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, then went to Jerusalem and built a church on Mount Moriah. He tried as much as possible to Christianize the land of Israel. These are confirmations that there is a conspiracy to overthrow Judaism and replace it with paganism. The sad thing is that most Christians have no idea what the replacement theology is therefore they fall victim to this vast deception of the antichrist. There are questions that we should be asking ourselves however, most of us don’t ask questions because of the threats of “hell fire” inserted everywhere in the New Testament.
The first thing to consider [or question] is that the man referred to as “Jesus Christ” was a Semitic Jewish Rabbi, a teacher of the divine laws that God gave to the Jews through Moses (Mathew 23:8). His original Hebrew name is “Yehoshua (Yeshua), the English translation is “Joshua” and the name of his parents were “Yossef and Miriam” however; these Hebrew names have been replaced with the non Jewish names “Jesus, Joseph, and Mary.” Furthermore, the names of Yahushua’s disciples were also Hebrew names, but their Jewish names have also been replaced with gentile names for instance; Matisyahu, [which means “gift of YHWH”] has been changed to Matthew, Ya’akov (Jacob) was changed to “James” supposedly named after king James of England, because Ya’akov (Jacob) and James have nothing in common. Jacob is used in the Hebrew bible, so why didn’t the translators use it again in the New Testament instead of translating it to James? The Hebrew name of Simon Peter is “Shimon Kefa.” Yochanan [which means “YHWH is gracious”] was replaced with “John,” Bartholomew was originally called Bar-talmai which mean’s “son of Ptolemy.” Thomas was changed from Tau’ma, an Aramaic name. Judas Iscariot’s original name is Yehuda ben Shimon who came from the village of Kerioth, Mary Magdalene’s original name was Miriam, Magdalene was not her surname, she is called Miriam of “Magdala” because she came from the village of Magdala in Israel the same as Yehoshua of Nazareth. Paul’s name was changed from rabbi Sha’ ul, and the name of “John the Baptist” was changed from Rabbi Yochanan ben Zechariah (the immerser).
Christians, have you ever considered who changed the Hebrew name of Yehoshua and that of his disciples to non-Jewish names, and why they were changed? What is the motive behind changing the original Hebrew names of these Jewish people to different names? Hebrew names are prophetic and very powerful; the Jews prophetically name their children, or they give their children names according to God’s divine plans and purposes. It is a spiritual tradition that they’ve implemented from the time of Adam (see examples from Genesis 5:28-29 compared to Genesis 8:21-29). Calling the original name of someone in Hebrew is like prophesying or invoking the spirit, mission, and purpose behind the person’s name. “Yeshua” repeatedly said “I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son”. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it (John 14:13-14).
Names are very important to the Hebrews and they don’t choose random, non meaningful names for their children as most Westerners do. Consider some of the names changed in the bible and the reasons behind them. Joshua (the successor of Moses) former name was Oshea, Moses the prophet changed his name to Joshua, which means ‘ADONAI saves’ (Numbers 13:16). Changing his name from Oshea to Yeshua revealed that ‘ADONAI would use Oshea to lead the Israelites to the promised land. But in my own perspective, that was a prophetic demonstration of who the future redeemer, savior, or Messiah would be and what he would do for God’s people. Moses revealed his name to be Yehoshua…
an angel of ADONAI appeared to him [Yosef] in a dream and said, ‘Yosef, son of David, do not be afraid to take Miryam home with you as your wife; for what has been conceived in her is from the Ruach haKodesh. She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Yeshua, [which means ‘ADONAI saves’] because he will save his people from their sins.” Matt. 1:20,21 CJB
Also, we can see from the bible that God can change someone’s name to give the person a new identity. For example, He changed Abram‘s name [which means “exalted father”] to “Abraham”, [“father of many”] and his wife’s name from “Sarai”, [“my princess”] to “Sarah”, [“mother of nations”] (Genesis 17:5, 15). As we know from history, the offspring of Abraham and Sarah has developed into many nations. In addition to what the Hebrews believe about names, read the following citation from Chabad .org:
“Names are considered very significant in Judaism. Your Jewish name is the channel by which life reaches you from Above. In fact, the Kabbalists say that when parents name a child, they experience a minor prophecy because, somehow, that child’s destiny is wrapped up in the combination of Hebrew letters that make up his or her name. The sages of the Midrash recommend that “one should name one’s child after a righteous person, for sometimes the name influences the person’s behavior and destiny” (Midrash Tanchuma, Haazinu 7).
TO BE CONTINUED…