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What are the origins and the trajectory of the Judeo and Christian religions?

It took a lot of effort and I was forced to examine by shaking my already founded beliefs of my faith and to challenge it against the truth of the Scriptures. What I came to realize was nothing short of a Spiritual earthquake. I felt like the earth was swallowing my whole being by realizing that everything I had learned so far was wrong. I thought that the foundations of my faith were quicksands and I wasn’t standing on the rock of the Scriptures anymore. I remembered immediately the verse in John 8:44. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44 KJV) It is necessary to clarify that this passage is talking to Jews, but I’m not implying that Jews are devils since most of the people and the writers of the New Covenant were Jews. Rather any unbeliever that hates Jesus is a child of Satan. This is a general application text not a condemnation of Jews. The adversary has always been a liar, and the father of lies, deception, corruption, and the father of pagan traditions. The verse above brought my attention to Jeremiah’s prophetic passages where the truth was right before my eyes. These passages read as follows: 19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. 20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods? 21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD. (Jeremiah 16:19-21 KJV) I have come to realize that the fathers of the Christian faith inherited false doctrines which became traditions of lies. I came also to know the truth that the faith, which I had my foundations built on, was based on pagan gods titles. Bear with me for a moment please! I’m taking you somewhere. It always puzzled me when Jesus said in Matthew… 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:21-23 KJV)

According to Hebrew history, there was a time when the Name Yahweh was called and pronounced by His people. It was called in prayers, in greetings, and in blessings. But, all this started to change around the third century B.C.E. The Jews began teaching that the true Name of our Creator was too sacred to be pronounced. This teaching became a traditional practice, uninspired by our Creator Almighty, but one inspired gradually from pagan influence when Israel and Judah profaned Yahweh’s name among the nations in their dispersions as Ezekiel 36:22 and the Encyclopedia Britannica State:

22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith (Yahweh) the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. (Ezekiel 36:22 KJV) “Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, his name being revealed to Moses as four Hebrew CONSONANTS (YHWH) CALLED THE TETRAGRAMMATON. AFTER THE EXILE (6TH CENTURY BC), and especially from the 3rd century BC on, Jews ceased to use the name Yahweh for two reasons. As Judaism became a universal religion through its proselytizing in the Greco-Roman world, the more common noun elohim, meaning "god," tended to replace Yahweh to demonstrate the universal sovereignty of Israel's God over all others. At the same time, the divine name was increasingly regarded as too sacred to be uttered; it was thus replaced vocally in the synagogue ritual by the Hebrew word Adonai ("My Lord"), which was translated as Kyrios ("Lord") in the Septuagint, the Greek version of the Old Testament.” Encyclopedia Britannica The Encyclopedia Judaica also recounts the time the practice of uttering and pronouncing the Name of Yahweh for that of Adonai “my Lord”, which began in 586 B.C.E. This name was still regularly pronounced with its proper vowels wherever Yahweh's Name was written in the Holy Scriptures. But, as time continued on, the guardians (the Masoretes) to the original writings began to make changes.

Vowel points were added to Yahweh’s Name where they were not part of the text in the first place, so, the reader was guided to read and pronounce the titles Adonai and Elohim instead of Yahweh’s Name. In many places, these alternate names replaced totally the Name of Yahweh. Let’s continue studying some of the many Jewish sources according to The Encyclopedia Judaica that verifies these facts and very well sums it up. “YHWH. The personal name of the God of Israel is written in the Hebrew Bible with the four consonants yhwh and is referred to as the "Tetragrammaton". At least until the destructions of the First Temple in 586 b.c.e., this name was regularly pronounced with its proper vowels, as is clear from the *Lachish Letters, written shortly before that date. But at least by the third century b.c.e., the pronunciation of the name yhwh was avoided, and Adonai, "the Lord", was substituted for it, as evidenced by the use of the Greek word Kyrios, "Lord", for yhwh in the Septuagint, the translation of the Hebrew Scriptures that was begun by Greek-speaking Jews in that century. Where the combined form *Adonai yhwh occurs in the Bible, this was read as *Adonai *Elohim, "Lord God". In the early Middle Ages, when the consonantal text of the Bible was supplied with vowels points to faciliate its correct traditional reading, the vowel points for 'Adonai with one variation - a sheva with the first yod of YHWH instead of the hataf-patah under the aleph of ‘Adonai’ were used for YHWH, thus producing the form Yehowah. When Christian scholars of Europe first began to study Hebrew, they did not understand what this really meant, and they introduced the hybrid name "Jehovah". In order to avoid pronouncing even the sacred name *Adonai for YHWH, the custom was later introduced of saying simply in Hebrew ha-Shem (or Aramaic Shemc, "the Name") even in such an expression as "Blessed be he that cometh in the name of YHWH" (Ps. 118:26). THE PROHIBITION OF USE OF THE NAMES OF GOD. The prohibition applies both to the pronunciation of the name of God and its committal to writing, apart from its use in sacred writings. The prohibition against the pronunciation of the name of God applies only to the Tetragrammaton, which could be pronounced by the high priest only once a year on the Day of Atonement in the Holy of Holies (cf. Mishnah Yoma 6:2), and in the Temple by the priests when they recited the Priestly Blessings (Sot. 7:6; see also Ch. Albeck (ed.), Seder Nashim (1954), 387). As the Talmud expresses it: "Not as I am written am I pronounced. I am written yod he vav he, and I am pronounced alef dalet" (nun yod, i.e., Adonai; Kid. 71a).” Encyclopedia Judaica, Volume 7, pages 680-682,

Our Savior said. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven… why? We have a problem here since most that are doing works in the Savior’s Name are not doing them in His or His Father’s true Name. Notice the words “Lord” and “name” … Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? LORD IS A TITLE NOT A PROPER NAME! Would you not agree that living a lifestyle void of obedience to our Heavenly Father and His eternal Word will get us nowhere but to eternal condemnation? After all He will say to them… I never knew you depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7:24-27 KJV)