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The Prophet Moses Was Amongst The Greatest Fighters Against Racism

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 5, 2017

The prophet Moses is amongst the greatest combatants against racism to have ever lived. The Egyptians, filled with nationalism, wanted to purge and and enslave all of the Hebrews in their land. And we learn of some more details on this from an ancient historian named Diodorus Siculus, who lived in the first century before Christ. Diodorus spent decades investigating antiquity for his many volumes of history books. During his inquiry he journeyed to Egypt where he found the Egyptian account of Moses and the enslavement of the Hebrews, and he used this information for his history. Diodorus learned this account from the works of the Egyptian historian, Manetho, and although his work is not based on the Bible, we can still learn from it because it is indeed the Egyptian point of view, and from this we can further our understanding on their biases and prejudices. More than this, we can further our knowledge on the history of eugenics, that it is not modern, that it goes all the way back to antiquity, that the Egyptians saw Hebrews and people with ailments as physically deformed or infirm who were worthy of death and enslavement. As we read in Diodorus’ history:

In ancient times a great plague occurred in Egypt, and many ascribed the cause of it to the gods, who were offended with them. For since the multitudes of strangers of different nationalities, who lived there, made use of their foreign rites in religious ceremonies and sacrifices, the ancient manner of worshipping the gods, practised by the ancestors of the Egyptians, had been quite lost and forgotten. Therefore the native inhabitants concluded that, unless all the foreigners were driven out, they would never be free from their miseries. All the foreigners were forthwith expelled, and the most valiant and noble among them, under some notable leaders, were brought to Greece and other places, as some relate; the most famous of their leaders were Danaus and Cadmus. But the majority of the people descended into a country not far from Egypt, which is now called Judaea and at that time was altogether uninhabited.” (Diod. Sic. Hist. 40.3)

From this we learn of the nationalism of the Egyptians, and we learn more from the words of another ancient historian named Lysimachus, who based his work off Manetho. Josephus quotes Lysimachus:

The people of the Jews being leprous, and scabby, and subject to certain other kinds of distempers, in the days of Bocchoris King of Egypt, they fled to the temples; and got their food there by begging. And as the numbers were very great that were fallen under these diseases, there arose a scarcity in Egypt. Hereupon Bocchoris, the King of Egypt, sent some to consult the oracle of [Jupiter] Hammon about this scarcity. The god’s answer was this; that he must purge his temples of impure and impious men, by expelling them out of those temples into desert places: but as to the scabby and leprous people, he must drown them, and purge his temples: the sun having an indignation at these men’s being suffered to live. And by this means the land will bring forth its fruits.”

Upon Bocchoris’s having received these oracles, he called for their priests, and the attendants upon their altars; and ordered them to make a collection of the impure people; and to deliver them to the soldiers, to carry them away into the desert: but to take the leprous people, and wrap them in sheets of lead, and let them down into the sea. Hereupon the scabby and leprous people were drowned: and the rest were gotten together, and sent into desert places; in order to be exposed to destruction. In this case they assembled themselves together; and took counsel what they should do: and determined, that as the night was coming on, they should kindle fires, and lamps, and keep watch: that they also should fast the next night, and propitiate the gods, in order to obtain deliverance from them.

That on the next day there was one Moses who advised them, that they should venture upon a journey; and go along one road; till they should come to places fit for habitation: that he charged them to have no kind regards for any man; nor give good counsel to any; but always to advise them for the worst: and to overturn all those temples and altars of the gods they should meet with: that the rest commended what he had said, with one consent; and did what they had resolved on: and so travelled over the desert:

but that the difficulties of the journey being over, they came to a country inhabited: and that there they abused the men, and plundered and burnt their temples; and then came into that land which is called Judea: and there they built a city, and dwelt therein; and that their city was named Hierosyla, from this their robbing of the temples; but that still, upon the success they had afterwards, they, in time, changed its denomination; that it might not be a reproach to them: and called the city Hierosolyma, and themselves Hierosolymites.” (Josephus, Against Apion, 1. 24)

Here the Hebrews are described as having all sorts of ailments and deformities, they are referred to as a sickly and disfigured race. The ancient Egyptians saw the Jews as the Nazis saw the Jews: a contorted eyesore that needed to be destroyed for the good of the nation. You could imagine what propaganda was being produced in ancient Egypt; you can picture in your mind the Egyptians describing the Jews as criminals and diseased, worthy of being forced into work camps, just as the Nazis did. The description of the pagan Egyptian historian, Manetho, is a reflection of how the Egyptians saw the Hebrews in the time of Moses: as inferior to the Egyptians, and worthy of enslavement. The Nazis would depict the Jews as being short people with hooked noses, unlike the Aryan Germans who were tall and blond (an inaccurate generalization, of course). The Egyptians, filled with nationalist craze and fervor about how they were descendants of the gods, no doubt saw the Hebrews as an inferior and mismatched race of people.

The Scripture says, “the Egyptians hated the children of Israel, and afflicted them and mocked them” (Exodus 1:13). Now, you can imagine what they said when mocking the Hebrews: words horrific enough to anger God, and I can imagine that much of it was out of nationalist and racialist pride.   

The ancient fragment quoted above says that the Pharaoh ordered that those with ailments and disfigurements be drowned, and this is no different from the Pharaoh ordering that the male babies of Hebrew women be drowned in the Nile river. The Scripture says:

And the king of Egypt spoke to the midwives of the Hebrews: of whom one was called Sephora, the other Phua,

Commanding them: When you shall do the office of midwives to the Hebrew women, and the time of delivery is come: if it be a man child, kill it: if a woman, keep it alive.

But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded, but saved the men children.

And the king called for them and said: What is that you meant to do, that you would save the men children?

They answered: The Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women: for they themselves are skillful in the office of a midwife; and they are delivered before we come to them.

Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied and grew exceedingly strong.

And because the midwives feared God, he built them houses.

Pharao therefore charged all his people, saying: Whatsoever shall be born of the male sex, ye shall cast into the river: whatsoever of the female, ye shall save alive.” (Exodus 1:15-22)

Now why does the Pharaoh order the male children to be killed but the female children to be spared? Because he wanted to destroy the male seed of the Hebrews, so that only Egyptian men could impregnate the Hebrew women, and by this, destroying the male line. In other words, the Pharaoh wanted to make the Hebrews into Egyptians. It was a nationalism similar to that of the Ottomans who, in the early 20th century, wanted to force the Christian Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians to adopt the Ottoman identity and become embedded into what they described as an ‘Ottoman soul.’

And remember what Diodorus said, that “since the multitudes of strangers of different nationalities, who lived there, made use of their foreign rites in religious ceremonies and sacrifices, the ancient manner of worshipping the gods, practised by the ancestors of the Egyptians, had been quite lost and forgotten.” The Egyptians wanted the Hebrews to be forcefully integrated not only into the Egyptian race, but into the Egyptian religion, much like how the Ottomans wanted the Christians to convert to Islam. Josephus describes the rise of Egyptian racism towards the Hebrews as beginning with the Egyptians becoming lazy and then jealous of the work ethic and success of the children of Israel:

NOW it happened that the Egyptians grew delicate and lazy, as to pains-taking, and gave themselves up to other pleasures, and in particular to the love of gain. They also became very ill-affected towards the Hebrews, as touched with envy at their prosperity; for when they saw how the nation of the Israelites flourished, and were become eminent already in plenty of wealth, which they had acquired by their virtue and natural love of labor, they thought their increase was to their own detriment. And having, in length of time, forgotten the benefits they had received from Joseph, particularly the crown being now come into another family, they became very abusive to the Israelites, and contrived many ways of afflicting them; for they enjoined them to cut a great number of channels for the river, and to build walls for their cities and ramparts, that they might restrain the river, and hinder its waters from stagnating, upon its running over its own banks: they set them also to build pyramids, (17) and by all this wore them out; and forced them to learn all sorts of mechanical arts, and to accustom themselves to hard labor. And four hundred years did they spend under these afflictions; for they strove one against the other which should get the mastery, the Egyptians desiring to destroy the Israelites by these labors, and the Israelites desiring to hold out to the end under them.” (Josephus, Antiquities, 2.9)

The Egyptians grew lazy, and seeing the success of foreigners, they were wroth. Racism, much of the time, is actually an insatiable hatred for foreigners when they become more successful than the indigenous population. Josephus goes on to say that a pagan priest told the Pharaoh that a Hebrew would one day rise and make the Hebrews over the Egyptians:

One of those sacred scribes, who are very sagacious in foretelling future events truly, told the king, that about this time there would a child be born to the Israelites, who, if he were reared, would bring the Egyptian dominion low, and would raise the Israelites; that he would excel all men in virtue, and obtain a glory that would be remembered through all ages.” (Ibid)

In other words, the Egyptians wanted to be the dominant and superior race, and did not want the Jews to be above them in success. They wanted to keep the Hebrews in a servile position, to maintain Egyptian domination. The Egyptians wanted to kill those they deemed as undesirables, and Moses was their savior. Moses’ liberation of the Hebrews was a foreshadowing of Christ and His redemption of humanity. As Moses came for the undesirables, so Christ came for the undesirables. Christ declared the parable of the great banquet, which is a direct strike against the evil ideology of eugenics:

When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” (Luke 14:12-14)

World War One and Two started because one race wanted to dominate the world. When world war three commences, it will be because one people will want to dominate the earth. The violent thirst for dominance, is the cause of all war.

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Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 11, 2013

Ezekiel15

ከክርስቶስ ልደት በፊት፡ በ582 .ም ከሰማይ የሆነ ነገር፤ የሆኑ ነገሮች ወደ ምድር መጡ። ብሉይ ኪዳን ላይ ነብዩ ሕዝቅኤል ጌታችን ወደ ምድር መምጣቱንና አመጣጡም ምን እንደሚመስል በሚደንቅ መልክ አስቀምጦልናል። ነብዩ ሕዝቅኤል የሳለልን የእግዚአብሔር መንኮራኩር ቅርጽ ዋንኛ የሆኑትን የኢትዮጵያ ተዋሕዶ ዓብያተክርስቲያናትን ሕንፃዎች ይመስላሉ። እግዚአብሔር በዚያ ዘመን አንድኛ ልጁን በምድራችን ላይ ለመውለድ ተገቢ ነው የሚለውን ዝግጅት ለማድረግ ስለፈቀደ ይሆን ለነብዩ ሕዝቅኤል የታየው?

በሠላሳኛው ዓመት በአራተኛው ወር ከወሩም በአምስተኛው ቀን በኮቦር ወንዝ በምርኮኞች መካከል ሳለሁ ሰማያት ተከፈቱ፥ የእግዚአብሔርንም ራእይ አየሁ። [ሕዝቅኤል 11]

በራሳቸውም ላይ ካለው ጠፈር በላይ ድምፅ ተሰማ፤ ሲቆሙም ክንፎቻቸውን ዝቅ ያደርጉ ነበር። በራሳቸውም በላይ ካለው ጠፈር በላይ የሰንፔር ድንጋይ የሚመስል የዙፋን አምሳያ ነበረ፤ በዙፋኑም አምሳያ ላይ እንደ ሰው መልክ አምሳያ ነበረ። ከወገቡም አምሳያ ወደ ላይ የሚብለጨለጭ የወርቅ ምስያ አየሁ፤ ከወገቡም አምሳያ ወደ ታች እንደ እሳት ምስያ አየሁ፤ በዙሪያውም ፀዳል ነበረ። በዝናብ ቀን በደመና ውስጥ እንደ ቀስተ ደመና አምሳያ፥ እንዲሁ በዙሪያው ያለ ፀዳል አምሳያ ነበረ። የእግዚአብሔር ክብር ምሳሌ መልክ ይህ ነበረ። ባየሁም ጊዜ በግምባሬ ተደፋሁ፥ የሚናገርንም ድምፅ ሰማሁ[ሕዝቅኤል 125-28]

ወደዚህ ይቀጥሉ

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The Amazing Prophecies of Dimitry Tarabich

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 22, 2011

Below are extracts from prophecies attributed to a righteous Serbian layman, Dimitry Tarabich. He was an illiterate, but clairvoyant layman who lived as a hermit in the 1850s. It appears that these prophecies were written down by his godfather, a priest called Fr Zacharias. Although we lack the sources to vouch 100% for their authenticity, they are surely of interest to the reader, who may wish to reflect on them and pray for the rest of the souls of those concerned. We thank Georgios Alexandrou for bringing them to our attention.

You see my godfather, when the world starts to live in peace and abundance after the Second Great War, it will all only be a bitter illusion, because many will forget God and worship only their own human intelligence. And do you know, my godfather, what human intelligence is, compared to God’s will and knowledge? Not even one drop in the ocean.

Men will build a box and there will be some kind of device with pictures inside it, but they will not be able to communicate with me who will already have died, even though this picture device will be as close to this world as hairs on the human head are to each other. With the help of this device, people will be able to see everything that is happening all over the world.

People will drill wells deep into the earth and dig out gold (another name for oil is ‘black gold’), which will give them light, speed and power. The earth will shed tears of sorrow, because there will be much more gold and light on its surface than in its interior. The earth will suffer because of these open wounds. Instead of working in the fields, people will dig everywhere, in good and bad places, but the real power will be all around them, not being able to tell them: ‘Come on, take me, don’t you see that I am here, all around you’. Only after many years will people remember this real power and then they will realise how foolish it was to dig all those holes. This power will also be present in people, but it will take them a long time to discover it and use it. Thus, people will live for a long, long time, unable to know themselves. There will be many learned men, who will think that they know and can do everything because of their books. They will stand in the way of this realization, but once men have this knowledge, they will see what kind of delusion they had been under from listening to their learned men. When that happens, people will much regret that they had not discovered that knowledge before, because it is so simple.

They will believe that their illusion is the truth, although there will be no truth in their heads. Here at home (in Serbia) it will be the same as all over the world. People will start to hate clean air, divine freshness and all divine beauty and will be concealed in rankness. Nobody will force them to do that, but they will do it of their own free will. Here in Kremna (in Serbia) many a field and home will be abandoned, but then those who have left will return to find healing by breathing fresh air.

In Serbia it will be impossible to tell men from women. Everybody will dress in the same way. This calamity will come to us from abroad, but it will stay with us the longest. A groom will take a bride, but nobody will know who is who. People will be lost and become more and more senseless day by day. Men will be born, not knowing who their grandfather and great-grandfather were. People will think that they know everything, but they will know nothing.

The whole world will be contaminated by a strange disease and nobody will be able to find a cure. Everybody will say I know, I know, because I am learned and intelligent, but nobody will know anything. People will think and think, but they will not be able to find the cure, which will be obtained only with God’s help, all around them and inside themselves.

People will travel to other worlds to find lifeless deserts, and still, God forgive them, they will think that they know better than God himself. There, except for the eternal peace of God, they will see nothing, but they will sense with their hearts and souls all of God’s beauty and power. People will drive in machines on the moon and the stars (planets). They will look for life, but life similar to ours will not be found. It will be there, but they will not be able to understand it and see that it is life.

One who goes there, God forgive him, not believing in God, as it is proper for an honourable and decent person to do, will say on his return: ‘Oh, you people, who mention God’s name with doubt, go there where I was, then you will see what God’s mind and power are.

The more people know, the less they will love and care for each other. Hatred will be so great between them that they will care more for their different devices than for their relatives. People will trust in their devices more than their closest neighbours.

Among people of a nation far to the north, there will appear a little man who will teach men about love and compassion, but there will be many Judases and hypocrites around him, so that he will have many difficulties. None of these hypocrites will want to know what real human grace is, but his wise books will remain, and all he says, and then people will see how self-deceived they were.

Those who read and write different books with numbers will think that they know the most. Those learned men will live by their calculations and they will do and live exactly as the numbers tell them. Among those learned men there will be good and evil men. The evil ones will do evil deeds. They will poison the air and the water and spread pestilence over the seas, rivers and the earth, and suddenly people will start to die of various illnesses. The good and wise will see that all this effort and hard work are worthless and that it leads to the destruction of the world, and instead of looking for wisdom in numbers, they will start to seek it in prayer.

World War III

When they start to pray more, they will be closer to God’s wisdom, but it will be too late, because the evil ones will already have ravaged the whole earth and men will start to die in great numbers. Then people will run away from the towns to the country and look for the mountains with three crosses, and there, inside, they will be able to breathe and drink water. Those who escape will save themselves and their families, but not for long, because a great famine will appear. There will be plenty of food in the towns and villages, but it will be poisoned. Many will eat it from hunger and die immediately. Those who fast to the end will survive, because the Holy Spirit will save them and they will be close to God.

The greatest and the angriest will strike the mightiest and the most furious. When that horrible war starts, woe to the armies that fly in the skies. Those who fight on the earth and the water will be better off.

Those who wage this war will have scientists who will invent different, strange cannonballs. We will not fight in this war, but others will do battle overhead. Burning people will fall from the sky over Pozega (in Serbia). Only one country at the end of the world, surrounded by great seas, as big as our Europe, will live in peace, without any trouble. Not a single cannonball will explode on it or over it. Those who run and hide in the mountains with three crosses will find shelter and be saved, but not for long, since a great famine will appear. Food will be everywhere in the towns and villages, but it all will be poisoned. In order to feed themselves, many will eat everything and will die immediately. Those who fast and have endured fasting will survive because the Holy Spirit will preserve them and they will be closer to God in the time of great famine and perdition.

At that time, far away in the Russian mountains, a young man named Mikhail will appear. He will have a bright face and his entire appearance will radiate mercy. He will go to the nearest monastery and ring all the monastery bells. To those who gather around him there, he will say; ‘You forgot who I am, that I did not die, but am alive’. Mikhail will go everywhere, but mostly he will live in Constantinople. Let him who has ears hear’’.

 

 

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