Quick thought, if Evangelicalism is a form of Crypto-Judaism then surely Jehovahs Witnesses are also. With many crossovers between these different sects, we look at a few similarities and parallels in belief and practice.
Jehovahs Witnesses DO NOT celebrate birthdays in any way shape or form. It’s considered blaspheming Jesus to celebrate anything else BUT this is taking into account that they are very big on baby showers and don’t hold Jesus to be the son of God. Call this is a counterbalance to their own deceptive teachings and in conflict with other JW concepts.
Evangelicals are vague on almost everything. They claim to have no religion and no denominations, just a “Relationship with Christ” but in reality they make up their doctrines deductively. They subtly approve of certain established protestant denominations like Baptists, rabidly disapprove of Catholicism and make up the rest by what they DON’T approve as apposed to a set rule book. Do they have a denomination? Of course, it’s essentially Judaism with the word “Jesus” peppered about a little. Ever wondered why they talk about Israel more than anything else? That’s why.
Evengelicals do celebrate birthdays but there here is where it’s a little odd. They often do this long after the actual birthday, particularly with children. It’s not unusual to hear strange stories about birthdays being incorrect etc.
In Judaism it’s very odd. They celebrate a “Jewish Birthday” which is the day that they were called to G-d (Jews cannot use the name God) and go by the Jewish calendar and just like the Evangelicals, can often leave the celebration until long after the actual date.
Here is a clue that JW aren’t being entirely honest about every doctrine and that some of it is a distraction. The suspiciously masonic styled cult started by Freemason, Charles Taze Russel are very much for baby showers and the celebration of a birth before it has actually happened. This celebrating of human life is very much in contrast to the view they have of celebrating anything that is linked to human beings AFTER a child is born.
Take particular note of this very conflicted position.
Evangelicals are very big on baby showers. Infact, if you’re inside an Evangelical fellowship then you will notice that they appear to have multiple baby-showers and put great emphasis on them.
As with all things Evangelical, it’s all rather blurry but unlike Birthdays which are muted on the day but celebrated later, Baby-Showers are BIG.
This is the most concerning part of this quick thought article. If we are to accept the unfortunate truth that both Jehovahs Witnesses and a large portion of Evangelicals are crypto-judaism practitioners then the consistency and keenness to have baby-showers is somewhat sinister.
In Judaism there is a “No Baby-Shower” rule as it brings bad spirits about the baby and poor fortune. However, Judaism is a religion of contrasts. Consider that they follow a law that was smashed even before it was read by a man who had horns and made them worship a brass snake himself. Yes, Moses.
Dedicating the child to bad spirits is certainly believed by Jews but appears to be practiced by crypto-judaism sects, Jehovahs Witnesses and Evangelicals.
In what is something that should divide them from what the many types of Christianity that get things wrong, Jehovahs Witnesses subvert the deity of Christ subtly and claim that he was perhaps an Arch Angel. As with all good deceptions, it’s mixed in with elements of truth.
It’s a massive topic but essentially they have an overcomplicated view of Jesus that can be summarised by stating that they hold the Judaism view that he isn’t the Son of God or the saviour. They just use semantic calculus to get to the point.
The vagueness of being vague to the point that you aren’t even a religion or a denomination….such are the ways of the Evangelical Christian!
The bottom line is that it’s Israel before all else. They use the name “Jehovah”, favour “LORD”, seldom use the name “God” unless it’s followed by “of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” and even sprinkle “Jesus” into their non-conformist ceremonies.
Evangelicalism is about Israel and the Jewish people under the veil of following Jesus Christ. They misuse the banner of Christ to further Zionism and this will be obvious to a Christian spending any time at all in Evangelical fellowships
They hold him out as a prophet but they are still waiting for their saviour and make no secret of this. Judaism is intentionally cryptic and inaccessible but if you take the time to understand it then you can see it in so many areas of worship and life in general. Freemasonry is Judaism for gentiles and an increasing number of protestant Christian Churches are switching over to Jewish traditions.
They have no time for Jesus Christ. Why? He exposed them as deceptive liars and they nailed him to a cross for it.