posted by roshavotJuly 24, 2010

Welcome to Glad-U-See

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The Gladducees (aka GUS) are a contemporary sect of the Sadducees The Gladducees believe in Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel and in the hope of the Resurrection. They stand in opposition to the sect of Herodian Sadducees that appear in the writings of Josephus; their only commonality is the rejection of the Oral Law promulgated by the Pharisees. The Gladducees base their beliefs on a common thread that weaves itself throughout the scriptures. It's called the Similitude of Adam's Transgression, an idiom for Exile. The common thread manifests itself into these 5 statements:

1. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob received a promise that their descendants would become a great nation.
2. Jacob's descendants rebelled and were subsequently exiled. (The GUS logo above symbolizes the expatriated).
3. An heir to King David will regather all the physical descendants of Jacob (both the resurrected and those who are alive at the time) and rule a nation in the middle-east known as Israel. (There is no spiritual country).
4. Israel's enemies are the descendants of Esau. (There are no spiritual enemies).
5.Scripture is applicable to the physical descendants of Abraham. (There is no spiritual Israel and there are no spiritual heirs).

The Humpty Dumpty Factor

Humpty Dumpty Factor

Humpty Dumpty was an egg sitting on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!

That's how our mind interprets it. This is called Confirmation Bias. It is a tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's beliefs. Humpty Dumpty was not a egg but refers to a powerful cannon used during the English Civil War (1642-49). It was mounted on top of the St Marys at the Wall Church in Colchester defending the city against siege, in the summer of 1648. It fell off the wall and couldn't be mended.

It is difficult to hear this rhyme without displaying bias. And, the same can be said of our understanding of the Scriptures. It is difficult to be accessible when we encounter words like sin, saved, blood, redeem, Jew, gentile, law, spirit, flesh, demon and the satan. But that is the challenge we set before you.

Note: The Humpty Dumpty Factor can also be compared to a Shibboleth (Judges 12:6), which is a word whose pronuciation can be used to detect impostors. In "A Book about a Thousand Things", the author notes that, in WWII, Japanese spies would often approach checkpoints posing as American or Filipino military personnel. A shibboleth such as "lollapalooza" would be used by the sentry, who, if the first two syllables come back as rorra, would open fire without waiting to hear the remainder.

Yeshua used Shibboleths in his ministry. In John chapter 8 he was having a difficult discussion with the Judean Pharisees (there were no Pharisees from Galilee in the days of Yeshua, except for Nicodemus). There was obviously a communication gap. Verse 21: "Then said Yeshua again unto them, I'm departing now (John 10:40), and ye will come looking for me, and shall die in your wanderings because whither I go, ye cannot come." Verse 23: "He said unto them, Ye are from down here in Judea and I am come from above in Galilee. Ye are of this world; I am not of this world". Verse 43-44a: "Why do ye not understand my dialect? Consequently, ye cannot understand my word (my Shibboleth). Ye are of your father the devil. (i.e. you are slanderers)". Verse 58-59: "Yeshua said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was brought into this discussion, I am the one you were trying to identify. Then took they up stones to cast at him".

GUStodian: roshavot

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Who is roshavot?

"Every teacher who is relating anything about the Kingdom of YHVH in Israel, is like a man who is a rosh avot, who brings forth out of his treasure of applications and conclusions, things new and old" (Our paraphrase of Mat 13:52).

The Hebrew phrase 'rosh avot" means head of fathers, an idiom for the head of a family. Richard Tarr (roshavot is his alTARR-ego) lives in Arizona amongst his children and grandchildren. In 2001 he discovered a potpourri of information about the restoration of all Israel. As a benefit of that research, he has embraced the Torah, the Sabbath (Exo 31:12-17), and the remembrance of YHVH's feasts (Lev 23).

Disclaimer: I freely tranlated my own version of scriptures, without any formal training in either Hebrew or Greek. (euphemiously called the TARR-gums).

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