Ogunsola: The Yahweh Fraud (II)

CHRISTIAN translators have unwittingly abetted the Jewish scholars’ fraud by dropping the name Yahweh (Jehovah) from most Bible translations today and replacing it with “the LORD.”

The translators of the Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the Bible in its preface, admit that one of the reasons for dropping the name “Yahweh” from the texts is that “the use of any proper name for the one and only God, as though there were other gods from whom he had to be distinguished was discontinued in Judaism before the Christian era and is entirely inappropriate for the universal faith of the Christian Church.”

This admission is quite interesting in many respects. First, it is a brazen violation of the express injunction of Yahweh himself that he should be known by the name “Yahweh” for ever and ever.

“…Say this to the people of Israel, ‘Yahweh, the god of Abraham, the god of Isaac, and the god of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.” (Exodus 3:15)

Second, the translators themselves have admitted, inadvertently, that the existence of a proper name “Yahweh” for the god of Israel implies that “there are other gods from whom he had to be distinguished”.

Of course, there were: Dagon, Ashtaroth, Baal, Molloch, etc. who were all Canaanite gods (or goddesses) of those times.

But, we are being told that the recognition of the above realities is “inappropriate for the universal faith of the Christian church“!

Are we being told that the “universal faith of the Christian Church” requires the deliberate distortion of facts for its survival?

Fortunately, however, facts keep leaping stubbornly out of the pages of the Bible. And one of the most illuminating comes from no other than Prophet Moses, who knew Yahweh most intimately —- better than any human being, dead or alive.

Nothing illustrates the credentials of Moses better than the testimony of Yahweh himself:

“If there is a prophet among you, I speak with him in a dream. Not so with my servant Moses; he is entrusted with all my house. With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in dark speech; and he beholds the form of Yahweh…” (Numbers 12: 5-8 RSV).

“Even with prophets, I Yahweh communicate by visions and dreams. But that is not how I communicate with my servant Moses. He is entrusted with my entire house. I speak to him face to face, directly and not in riddles! He sees Yahweh as he is…” (New Living Translation).

It was this Moses who spoke to Yahweh “face to face” and “sees Yahweh as he is” who now reveals that El Elyon, the chief of the Canaanite gods was actually Yahweh’s superior. And that it was this El Elyon (God Most High) who divided nations (of the world?) and shared them among the gods (sons of God). And that, the nation allotted to Yahweh (being one of the deities) by El Elyon was Israel!

“Give ear O heavens, and I will speak and let the earth hear the words of my mouth…

Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations,

ask your father and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.

When El Elyon (the Most High) gave to the nations their inheritance.

When he separated the sons of men

He fixed the bounds of the Peoples, according to the number of the sons of God

for Yahweh’s portion is his people Jacob (Israel) his allotted heritage.” (Deut. 32:1-9)

The passage is clear enough.

El Elyon divided up the nations among the gods. And Yahweh, being one of those gods, was allotted Israel.

But having craftily translated Yahweh as God and El Elyon as God Most High, the Jewish translators have misled the average reader into mistaking the two for the same entity: Yahweh. That way El Elyon is totally erased. And so is his superiority to Yahweh.

Expectedly, this passage has given later Christian translators considerable worry. What with its reference to “sons of God” and Israel being a “portion” “allotted” to Yahweh as “heritage”. How can anybody allot a portion to “God”?

And it’s interesting to see how Bible translators battle to doctor this passage.

In place of “sons of God,” some substitute “sons of Israel” thus messing up an otherwise clear passage that makes a clear distinction between “Sons of men” and “Sons of God.”

Yet other Bible translators brazenly drop the whole disturbing idea of “portion”, “allotted”, “heritage” and replace it with “But Israel he (Yahweh) chose for himself” all in efforts to sustain the false notion that the “Most High” who shared the nations is Yahweh!

It must be admitted that these revelations have grave implications for the whole of Christendom. But that is no justification for playing the ostrich. We must face the harsh realities and make appropriate amendments. Has it not been said that “the recognition of reality is the beginning of wisdom” ? And by implication “the end of ignorance”.

And are we not enjoined by the Christian Bible to “Wadi ohun gbogbo daju, ki o si di eyi tii se ododo mu”?

(“Examine issues carefully and hold on tight to the facts so revealed.”)

*If truly the English word for the Supreme Being and creator of the universe is “God,” then He is not in the Old Testament as touted over the ages till today. Therefore, it is fraud to attribute any statement in the Old Testament to God. There are only “gods” in the Old Testament, the chief of these gods was El Elyon. One of these gods was Yahweh, god of the Jews who has been craftily palmed off to the whole of Christendom as the one and only God of the universe — with the connivance of the Church.

The Israelites were actually “idol worshippers”.

*It was not God who chose the Jews as his own people. No, it was Yahweh, a deity (orisa).

*It was not God who unjustly promised other peoples’ lands (Palestine/Canaan) to the Israelites. It was Yahweh.

*It was not God who led the Israelites in the invasion and occupation of those “promised lands.” It was Yahweh.

*It was not God who ordered the wholesale slaughter of men, women and children of Palestine (Canaan). It was Yahweh

The fact is that Europe was sold a dummy by Jewish scholars. And Europe bought it. Then it went round the world hard-selling the dummy to other peoples at gunpoint and branding its victims “idol worshippers” not knowing that it is the one worshipping and being used as a tool in the hands of the most blood-thirsty deity in human history: Yahweh.

The trail of blood of the Yahweh mentality is glaring: the crusades, the slave trade, the massacre of the Red Indians (original owners of America), the first and second European (World?) wars, Apartheid, the needless slaughter in the Middle East of Iraqi men, women and children over trumped up charges, the needless sacrifice of thousands of hapless American and British youths in needless wars…

The humanistic messages [of Jesus] …, which enjoins all men to “be their brothers keepers” is an eternal message which remains the only way to world peace. And it is preached by all true teachers of humanity in different languages and forms.

African Christians especially, should stick to those [humanistic] teachings of Jesus, purge them (teachings) of all vestiges of the Yahweh mentality and cease to be unwitting tools in the hands of foreign interests in leading the masses of their people — youths, especially—- into religious mental slavery.

(Concluded)

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5 thoughts on “Ogunsola: The Yahweh Fraud (II)”

  1. in Hebrew the name of “God” given to moses was YHWH technically pronounced “yud hey vav hey”..According to the Jewish beliefs (which the Christian faith is supposedly based on), the official name of “God” is unpronounceable/unknown. “Adonai” is usually substituted throughout Jewish texts and is translated as “the/my Lord.” The Greeks just inserted vowels into YHWH to make YaHWeH. none of this really matters given the fact that “God” is internal and eternal within and without each one of us and the matter of tongue that I address to Jah is one and the same for all. it is a state of spirit, energy and adherence to I precepts and CREATIVE traits given by the CREATOR to each one of us.

  2. Its all a very tribal projection! The use of a fangled up (white) god to conquer Black Wo/man.

    We Africans must apply our spirituality in a way that lifts us up to the higher heights instead of imbibing in whitemares

  3. having itching ears…they would resort to fables and old wives tale. Don’t listen to this doctrine of the Devil…these are the last days.

  4. Shallom.
    Elohim is an Hebrew/Ugaritic/Phoenician term meaning “mighty ones”. It refers to any and all beings that exist in the non-material spiritual plane. El Elyon refers to the mightiest of the mighty ones; not in any sense of being first among equals, but as the Father of all other spirits – the only common attribute is their spiritual domain. God is a germanic pagan term for a mighty one, and strictly speaking should be avoided when referring to the true Creator. The revealed Name of El Elyon is YHWH, and the “vowelised” pronouciation is best rendered YAHUWAH. (As an aside, this Name had always been retained in some form among the scattered tribes of Israel, Mitsrites and the Canaanites who have mixed with Kushites all over in Africa (including “middle East”) and other places, names that were known centuries before the “missionaries” of evil mind-controlling falsehood brought the corruption now known as christianity eg OLUWA is the retention of the memory amongst the Yoruba tribes of Nigeria, IAUWA in some Ghanaian tribe. Many of these tribes fled the persecutions suffered in the hands of the Roman catholicism then later the Mohamedians).

    In the beginning (i use “beginning” for want of a better word – really it is not a time commencement and is probably better rendered as “in the eternity past”), the Self Existing Immortal Eternal YAHOWAH conceived and brought forth from HIMSELF the WORD (a faint and rather inadequate allusion to this is the scientific “string theory” of vibrations as the beginning of matter).

    According to YAH’s omnipotence, the WORD became a self-existing individual who remained and maintained perfect unity in subservient equality with His ABBA- the perfect “echad”. HE has an Origin (from the Father) but in essence has no beginning (we may use this analogy – if a boulder of rock is chipped from a mountain, the rock has an origin but the stone material of it is as old as the mountain from which it came).

    By the WORD (and HE, of course, bears His ABBA’s Name YAH) ALL other beings, Lucifer and the arch- malakim, the cherubim and the seraphim,both spirit and material, thrones, angels, rules and authorities were made, and nothing came to be apart from the WORD. And in the fulness of time, the WORD was made flesh, born of a humble virgin, and His Name YAHUSHUA – the right hand of YAH that brings salvation. HE pitched His tabernacle with mankind, that we may behold the splendor and esteem of the only UNIQUELY brought-forth of The Father, complete in faavour and truth. HalleluYahuwah halleluYahushua

    1. Shalom, I have a question I used to Believe his name was Pronounced Yahuwah/YAHUAH, also but there is a strong’s number which is Jehu, which is yod hey waw aleph which would also make Yahua with out vowel points.

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