Rome Is The Continuation Of Israel, Christendom Is The Continuation Of Israel, And It Is Here To Fight Against All Evils, And To Destroy Nazism

By Theodore Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special) 

The world is spiraling downwards into Nazism, and there are many people who believe that one can be a Nazi and a Christian at the same time. They are fixated on genetics, and act as if that they are saved by their race, and not by grace. This warped view stems from rejecting the reality that Christendom is not about race, but rather, it is a continuation of the spirituality of Israel.  

Three times did Christ ask St. Peter: “Lovest thou me?” and three times did that holy rock of the Church say:

“Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee.”

And what did Christ say at the end? “Feed my sheep.” (John 21:15-17) A shepherd feeds his flock; a shepherd is a significant leader of the Church, the flock is an analogy of the people within the Church. Thus, Christ calls Peter to be shepherd of the Church.  And where did St. Peter and St. Paul go? They went to Rome. From the Middle East, to the West, did Israel spread its light of truth to the heathens. This is expressed by Eusebius in his Church History:

“For immediately, during the reign of Claudius, the all-good and gracious Providence, which watches over all things, led Peter, that strongest and greatest of the apostles, and the one who on account of his virtue was the speaker for all the others, to Rome against this great corrupter of life. He like a noble commander of God, clad in divine armor, carried the costly merchandise of the light of the understanding from the East to those who dwelt in the West, proclaiming the light itself, and the word which brings salvation to souls, and preaching the kingdom of heaven.” (1)

In Israel was the light of God revealed to mankind, under the starry sky of Mesopotamia, when the Lord appeared to Abraham and declared to him that the number of his descendants will be as numerous as the stars. In Israel the Savior of Mankind appeared, and by the ark of His Church, did Israel spread throughout the nations, making gentiles into the sons of Abraham.

The Jewish authorities held Paul in a trial, and they abused him. The high priest, Ananias, told his men, “smite him on the mouth.” (Acts 23:3) In this abuse Paul said: “God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?” (Acts 23:3) Later, Paul was put into captivity, and while he was kept inside of a castle, the Lord appeared to him and said:

“Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified to me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.” (Acts 23:11)

These words signify a continuation, from Israel to Rome; for Christ was to form Christendom, and He wants for His prophecy to be a reality, that His name shall be “great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Malachi 1:11)

Christ wanted Paul to preach in Rome as he preached in Jerusalem, and what did He say of the fate of this great city? “Jerusalem is to be trodden down by the Gentiles; till the times of the nations be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:24) Jerusalem was sacked by the Romans, but what came of Rome? It became the spiritual center of Western Christendom. But what happened to Israel? Did it disappear? The question that lies is, what is Israel? Is Israel a race or is it a spirituality? If we say that it is a race, then we are no different than those scribes to whom St. John the Baptist proclaimed:

“Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance; and do not begin to say, We have Abraham for our father. For I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.” (Luke 3:8)

Israel is the heavenly Mount Zion, and when we enter its depths we come to “the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels, And to the church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood which speaketh better than that of Abel.” (Hebrews 12:22-24)

In ancient Israel there was a priesthood, there was sacrifice and penance, and did this cease with the destruction of the Temple, of the sacking of Jerusalem? If we believe that Israel ceased to exist because it no longer was a State or a nation, then we must believe that Israel ceased to exist during the Babylonian Exile. But we believe that Israel never ceased to exist once we uphold her as a spiritual reality. After the sacking of the Temple, to where did Israel go? It continued on, in the Church. The Church is the continuation of Israel, and this perpetuation of Israel is found in Christendom. Ancient Israel was a State, for it had the divine law, and at the same time, it was a spirituality, for God said through Jeremiah: “Be circumcised to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your hearts” (Jeremiah 4:4). So, Israel was not just a nation, but a condition of the heart.

True Judaism is not something that is genetically based, but is rather the state of a soul. A true Jew is a Jew of the heart. “For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel” (Romans 9:6).  Job was not genetically a Jew, rather he was a Edomite, being of the Arabian race, and still the Jews put his book in their canon. Moses was a Hebrew genetically, but he had no issue in marrying into the family of a Midianite Arab named Jethro who the Scripture describes as “the priest of Midian” (Exodus 3:1). And why, if the state of a Jew has to be genetic, would there be a priest of God who is of the Midianite nation? All of this shows Judaism as a spirituality, as opposed to being something solely genetic. “Because, if they deny this,” writes St. Augustine, “they can be most easily confuted by the case of the holy and wonderful man Job, who was neither a native nor a proselyte, that is, a stranger joining the people of Israel, but, being bred of the Idumean race, arose there and died there too, and who is so praised by the divine oracle, that no man of his times is put on a level with him as regards justice and piety. And although we do not find his date in the chronicles, yet from his book, which for its merit the Israelites have received as of canonical authority, we gather that he was in the third generation after Israel.” (2)

Just because someone may be genetically Jewish, does not make him a Jew in the ultimate meaning of the word. You have people who say they are Jews, but they are atheists and darwinists. Does them being Jewish make them somehow no different than Moses or the prophets? Absolutely not. But there are so called Christians who have a very unbalanced view of the Jews, seeing them as nearly perfect, or as people who don’t need Christ for salvation. Such a view stems from a morphed view that Israel is about a race, and not about a spirit. It is this ethnocentric view that gets people to fixate on the race of the Jews, as opposed to seeing ancient Israel as part of the greater history of Christendom.  There is also another imbalance, one that expresses nothing but contempt and hatred for the Jews, as a people with whom God is totally done with. This too stems from an imbalanced view that treats with indifference Israel, the people with whom Christendom begins.  Such people who have this mentality ignore the words of St. Augustine when he wrote:

“Let the reader but call to mind that corner-stone and those two walls of partition, the one of the Jews, the other of the Gentiles, and he will recognize them, the one under the term sons of Judah, the other as sons of Israel, supporting themselves by one and the same headship, and ascending from the earth. But that those carnal Israelites who are now unwilling to believe in Christ shall afterward believe, that is, their children shall (for they themselves, of course, shall go to their own place by dying), this same prophet testifies, saying, ‘For the children of Israel abide many days without a king, without a prince, without a sacrifice, without an altar, without a priesthood, without manifestations.’ (Hosea 3:4) Who does see that the Jews are now thus? But let us hear what he adds: ‘And afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king, and shall be amazed at the Lord and at his goodness in the latter days.’ (Hosea 3:5)”

Notice how Augustine has a balanced view on the Jews. He does not exempt them from criticism, describing the Jews who reject Christ as “carnal Israelites,” who, referencing Hosea’s prophecy, have no altar and no sacrifice, that is, they are outside of the Church,  being without the sacrifice of the Eucharist, which is offered by the people who entered the ark of Christ of which the Lord declared:

“For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Malachi 1:11)

Augustine does not express hatred for the Jews, or refer to the Jews as being done away with. This great scholar of the Church, instead, remembers that God will bring the Jews back to the fold of Christ, to the true religion of Moses, to the ark of the Church. As St. Jerome wrote to Pope Damasus of the Holy See in Rome:

“As I follow no leader save Christ, so I communicate with none but your blessedness, that is with the chair of Peter. For this, I know, is the rock on which the church is built! This is the house where alone the paschal lamb can be rightly eaten. This is the ark of Noah, and he who is not found in it shall perish when the flood prevails.” (3) 

   Christ came to be the Messiah of Israel, to fulfill what God proclaimed to Abraham:

“I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” (Genesis 22:17-18)

Christ did not come for solely those who were genetically descendant of Abraham, no, He came so that all of humanity could become sons of Abraham. Hence St. Paul writes:

“Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.” (Galatians 3:7-9)

The holy Apostle was combating the racist nationalism that the Jews held onto. When St. Peter had dinner with the centurion, Cornelius, and his family, the judaizers were enraged with him, saying: “Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.” (Acts 11:3) But, when St. Peter explained to them that Christ had commanded him to eat with Cornelius so that he and his household would be baptized and saved, “they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.” (Acts 11:18)   

God came for Israel, but not just for those who were genetically Jews, but for all those willing to become citizens of Israel. Christ came to those who are “aliens from the commonwealth of Israel” (Ephesians 2:12)  so “that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.” (Romans 9:26) Salvation has nothing to do with genetics. God did not come to Abraham because of his genetic makeup, but rather because “he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11:10) 

The pharisees, in their hatred for Christ, said: “Do you see that we prevail nothing? behold, the whole world is gone after him.” (John 12:19) Indeed, for Christ encompasses the world, in Him is the whole of Humanity; He is the Center of all mortals, and He came to bring all of mankind into Israel. And what does the Scripture say, after quoting these words of the pharisees?

“Now there were certain Gentiles among them, who came up to adore on the festival day. These therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying: Sir, we would see Jesus.” (John 12:20-21)

The pharisees were enraged at the fact that all peoples were coming to Christ, and while they were in their animosity and racism, gentiles appeared to worship the Salvation of all humanity, in whom we live, and move, and are (Acts 17:28). The verse is an image of what was to come: the gentiles coming to Christ and in being in Him, becoming Israel.

A gentile soldier named Longinus pierced the side of Christ, and blood and water poured forth from His holy rib, representing humanity — symbolized as water — being united to Christ Who, before His crucifixion said: “this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28) A gentile pierced the rib of Christ and beheld that image that symbolized the union between humanity — both Jew and gentile — and the Sacrifice for humanity; between mankind and the Church through which we receive the Eucharist, that is, the flesh and blood of Christ.   

God wanted to create Christendom, and He foreknew that it would be a continuation of Israel by the hand of the Gentiles whose souls would be bridged with the prophets and monastics of Israel. Hence God chose St. Paul, a former Pharisee, “to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel” (Acts 9:15) In Israel there were monks and ascetics and holy kings. Did this somehow cease to continue? Far from it, for it continued on in Christendom, that is, Israel, which never ends and flows like a river into eternity. St. Paul, who was “of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews” (Philippians 3:5), preached not for a new religion, but for the faith of Israel. Those who rejected the faith, refused to enter the ark, and those who accepted the faith, followed the true religion of Moses, “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.” (John 5:46) Those who followed Christ would become the predecessors of Christendom, handing to posterity this Christendom, the continuation of Israel, a Christendom now dismembered and put to sleep in this horrid Babylonian exodus that we now are in. 

There is indeed an anciently rooted harmony between Israel and Rome. When the pagan Greeks were butchering the Hebrews, when the people of Israel were under the cruel despotism of the idolatrous tyrants, and they resisted the tyranny of the heathen, Judah went to Rome for protection. Israel and Rome made a covenant, that they would protect each other from their enemies. The Book of Maccabees says:

“Judas had heard about the Romans and their reputation as a military power. He knew that they welcomed all those who joined them as allies and that those who came to them could be sure of the friendship of Rome.” (1 Maccabees 8:1-2)

Judas Maccabees marveled at the valor of the Romans, at their martial dexterity and their efficiency at conquering other nations, like Spain, Galatia, Media and Lydia. Judah sent Eupolemus to be his emissary to the Romans, and when he arrived in the Senate house of Rome, he declared:

“Judah, who is also called Maccabaeus, and his brethren, and the whole people of the Jews, have sent us unto you, to make a confederacy and peace with you, and that we might be registered your confederates and friends.”

When the Romans heard this, they sent their covenant to Jerusalem on tablets made of brass, proclaiming:

“May things go well forever for the Romans and for the Jewish nation on land and sea! May they never have enemies, and may they never go to war! But if war is declared first against Rome or any of her allies anywhere, the Jewish nation will come to her aid with wholehearted support, as the situation may require. And to those at war with her, the Jews shall not give or supply food, arms, money, or ships, as was agreed in Rome. The Jews must carry out their obligations without receiving anything in return.

In the same way, if war is declared first against the Jewish nation, the Romans will come to their aid with hearty support, as the situation may require. And to their enemies there shall not be given or supplied food, arms, money, or ships, as was agreed in Rome. The Romans must carry out their obligations without deception.

These are the terms of the treaty that the Romans have made with the Jewish people. But if, in the future, both parties shall agree to add or remove anything, they shall act on their decision, and whatever they add or remove shall be valid.” (1 Maccabees 8:23-32)

The Book of Maccabees tells us that the brass tablets were kept in Jerusalem “for a memorial of peace and confederacy.” (1 Maccabees 8:22) It was a covenant of peace between Rome and Jerusalem, and when the Messiah came, they wanted Him to break the covenant with Rome. But God hates covenant breakers, and this is one of the reasons as to why Christ never honored the Jews’ nationalist cause against Rome: it was the breaking of a covenant. When the Jews had gone against Christ, they became like those abominable heathens who are “Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful” (Romans 1:31).

Pilate went before the mob and gave them the choice: spare Christ, your King and Messiah, or spare Barrabbas, a nationalist terrorist who murdered a Roman soldier, breaking the covenant made between Rome and Jerusalem by his Maccabeean ancestors. The mob chose Barrabbas, they chose the way of covenant breakers. It was under the system of democracy that Christ was murdered; it was under the bloodthirsty demands of a nationalist mob that Christ was slain; it was under the compliance of a pagan ally that Christ was crucified. And on that wooden cross was there the title, King of the Jews, in the languages of Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and it is truly wondrous that today the Church declares in each mass:

“SANCTUS, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis.”    

“HOLY, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.”

This is a declaration bearing words of the Latin, Hebrew and Greek languages. Thus the sign on the cross is not just a mere detail of history, but a foreshadowing of Christendom.

The soldiers who mocked Christ, do these not presage the coming of the persecutors of the Church? The soldier who declared before the cross, and before Christ’s Mother, the Virgin Mary, “Truly this was the Son of God” (Matthew 27:54), did not this soldier foreshadow the warriors of Christendom, defending the Church — who is represented by the Virgin Mary — against her persecutors? On Mount Golgotha, on this mountain of cosmic struggle, stood the image of Christendom: combat, death, and victory, this is the life of Christendom!

Look to the actions and to the zeal of Pope Pius XII when he confronted the evil heretics, the Nazis. When these sanguinary murderers and antichrists began their genocide, Pope Pius XII, rescued hundreds of thousands of Jews from the death camps. Pope Pius XI, his predecessor, also combated Nazism, and on February 11, 1939, the chief rabbi of Paris, Julien Weil, had this to say on the death of Pius XI:

“The death of his Holiness Pius XI moves me deeply and painfully. Judaism wholeheartedly joins the universal veneration that surrounded the august Pontiff, admiring and honoring him as a servant of God, a true apostle of social justice, peace and the human fraternity.  On numerous occasions, Pius XI denounced with luminous firmness and clarity the pernicious errors of racist paganism, and he condemned anti-Semitism as irreconcilable with the Christian faith and as an instigator of iniquities and odious violence. I am sure that I express the feelings of my fellow Jews in saluting with respect the great figure of Pius XI and in giving in our prayers a religious expression of our homage of regret and gratitude toward this great servant of the God of justice and love.” (4) 

When the pagans were persecuting the Hebrews, and mercilessly slaughtering them for observing the Law of Moses, it was racist paganism. And it was Rome who made a pact with the Hebrews to defend them. When the Nazis were slaughtering the Jews by the millions, that was also racist paganism. And it was Rome who came to their defense, thus continuing the oath made between Jerusalem and Rome.

When Aeneas, the patriarch of pagan Rome approached the city of Evander, he, wanting to show peace to the inhabitants, reach out with his hand holding a peaceful olive-branch (5) a remnant of what was remembered of a time long past, when a dove returned to Noah with an olive branch in its mouth, revealing that the waters had subsided and peace returned. But now, that the Gentile world has entered the ark, they follow the olivae binae pietatis unicae or the twofold olive-branch of a singular piety, (6) that is, the teachings of St. Peter and Paul, the bishops who brought the Gospel to the Gentiles, bringing them into the ark, and into the fold of Israel, bringing into the world glorious Christendom, a Christendom that must be awakened. In the words of the Spanish Christian poet, Prudentius:

“Now the successor of Aeneas, in the imperial purple, prostrates himself in prayer at the house of Christ, and the supreme lord adores the banner of the cross.” (7) 

Christendom, the continuation of Israel, is here to fight evil, to combat the diabolical systems that seek wage war on humanity itself.

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(1) Eusebius, Church History, 2.14

(2) Augustine, City of God, 18.47

(3) Jerome, letter 15, 2

(4) Henri de Lubac, Christian Resistance to Anti-Semitism (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990), 32-33, in Rabbi David G. Dalin, The Myth of Hitler’s Pope, ch. 2, p. 242

(5) Virgil, Aeneid, 8.145

(6) See Taylor R. Marshall, The Eternal City, ch. 5, p. 97

(7) Prudentius, The Divinity of Christ, 445-448

  • Eric

    Ted, this is brilliant. You reminded me of something my mom has always said: “Moses, Abraham, and Noah were Christians in all but name.” It is, as you have pointed out, completely true. Christianity is the continuation and completion of true Faith, of which our Jewish forunners were introduced to. This brilliant essay that you have penned points that out with such clarity. Amazing! Keep up the good work!

  • Joan Simpson

    Genesis 17?

  • Another blockbuster essay. I will devour them in pieces.

    Blessings upon the household of Clan Shoebat.

  • Methusalem

    No, I don’t agree with one, Ted! Rome ain’t the continuation of Israel. We Orthodox Christians don’t recognize it.

    One question, Moses was married to an Ethiopian, Zipporah who was the daughter of Reuel/Jethro. How come Jethro was an Arab? I thought Arabs are Semites.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      You used to

      • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

        Hold on now, Of course we Orthodox recognize ‘Rome’, because there has been more than one. Constantinople was officially ‘New Rome’ since it’s founding by St. Constantine, and yeah, Moscow was the Third Rome in the eyes of many Orthodox Christians. What has never been recognized are the claims of the Bishop of Old Rome to be the Universal Bishop, Who to the Orthodox is Jesus Christ Himself.

        So without getting into another theological argument with you, yes, we Orthodox do recognize that Rome is the New Israel, just not in the manner which Latins believe.

        • Julie LaBrecque

          Evasion of theological argument is kicking the can down the road. Jesus makes clear – Crystal Clear – as does the prophet Isaiah, that whomever is given the Keys to the Kingdom is THE HEAD – PERIOD.

          • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

            Julie, been down this road before with you, and it isn’t a productive one. It isn’t that you are an intransigent Ultramontane Papist-some of my best friends are-(while I’m a former Ultramontane Papist turned Orthodox Christian), but that you take these occasions to make remarks you should know by now that are not going to be well received by Orthodox Christians… And to add insult to injury, you do so in a way that suggests that we Orthodox Christians have no reasons to stand on for denial of your claims, and that we have no counter-claims whatsoever.


            Therefore, i’m encouraging you and everyone on both sides of this to keep sight of those people who want to kill all the Romans and destroy every Rome there is or make them over into Muslim cities; Old Rome, Costantinople, or Moscow… And hold off on the other debate for now. I’d like nothing better than the Bishop of Old Rome renounce these 1000 year old errors and once more become the true Orthodox Patriarch of the West and indeed Primus inter Pares, but let’s deal with the heathen and the Muhammadans first:-)

            God bless,


          • Julie LaBrecque

            You should leave Orthodoxy so you can flower fully as a protestant eecause that is what you are at heart. Jesus didn’t arbitrarily do anything – want to hazard a guess why He chose to take the Apostles on a many-days long hike to go to Caesarea Philippi to appoint the leader of the New Israel? Hint – it wasn’t a place named Tsarea Ivanovich.

          • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

            Julie, i’m not going down this road with you.

          • David W

            As a fellow brother in the Orthodox Church I am with you. I hope the site does not seek to convert the Orthodox Christians.

          • Grandmere

            I’m just a lowly Anglican like Indy. We get it coming and going. LOL

          • Julie LaBrecque

            Detour all the way then.

          • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

            Alright, you’re asking for it so you’re going to get it. You are an insufferable self-righteous chattering silly woman, shrill in your triumphalism that is ignorant of history, theology, context, or even basic consideration for the feelings of others. You are an arrogant harpy self assured in your devotions and know nothing of the Fathers or of Holy Scripture. I’m not going to indulge you in a flame war that will serve to only validate your misplaced activities. You have the spirit of Jezebel that will not be taught by true men who are faithful to genuine Apostolic and genuine Catholic teaching, because to do so would be to admit that you are mired in bathetic emotionalism substituting for actual faith.

            Don’t bother talking to me further, I won’t respond. Inside I’m full of fury because whatever the faults of the Roman Church before, people like you ‘men’ and women, completed the ruin over the past few decades and sent real men fleeing for the exits, in the face of feminized devotion devoid of reason and unmoored from the past, making the ‘Roman Catholic Church’ safe and comfortable at this point only for homos, maladjusted legalists, and ‘Jesus is my boyfriend’ female types.

            I’m done with you.

          • Grandmere

            Maybe he should throw caution to the winds and go Anglican. LOL Seriously, you two are better than this. I feel sad right now.

          • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

            I’ve tried to be patient Grandmere, God knows I know Julie’s position, but she doesn’t seem to understand or want to understand mine. Back in the day before my conversion, I was the same way of course. Again, God knows I understand. I have been a bit harsh, and for that I am truly sorry. I have a long fuse, but when it runs out…

            Christ bless!


          • Grandmere

            I love you just the way you are.

          • DeusLoVult

            Aw, I see I missed all the fun this time around, my lady. lol

          • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

            Hello DLV my friend, hope you are well

          • DeusLoVult

            Hello, OCA! I am fairing well enough, I suppose. I’m alive, at any rate. How are you? 🙂

          • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

            Doing alright, glad you’re doing okay too:-). Some days are better than others of course, lol. God bless,


          • Julie LaBrecque

            I am trying to find anywhere that I attacked him any way – any name-calling or insults I have yet to find – Need someone to point to that comment – I have scoured this entire comment section and have yet to find it —

          • Grandmere

            Come on sis. You called him a prot. Them there is fightin’ words. Just let it go. How many times have I had to do that here? Uh, many. I love you.

    • D.E

      I love ❤️Orthodox Christians and Copts Christians as my brothers and sisters in Christ no doubt about it
      I have studied a little bit of both and both are apostolic and their faith is very close to our catholic faith same devotion for our blessed Mother Mary
      and the Saints and The Holy Eucharist

      We need unification
      Stop fighting

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Ted – this piece has an aura of nobility – as though your writing style/thought delivery has gone through some sort of metamorphosis – it is as informative and truthful as it is beautiful. I do await with anxious hope, the conversion of the Jews – every Monday and Saturday this expectation is most vibrant and real to me through the recitation of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary – more specifically, the Mystery of The Presentation in the Temple ( which to me, foreshadows their reception of the Eucharist after their conversion), and the Mystery of the Finding of Jesus in the Temple (which foreshadows their finding of Jesus after losing him and then finding him on the ‘third day’), to which the Jews will then join with their most glorious daughter, the pride and most noble member of their race in saying “we have sought thee sorrowing”.

    • AMEN!

    • Kamau41

      Double AMEN!!!!!

      • jimmy

        Triple AMEN!! lol

        • Kamau41


  • Kamau41

    “The Church is the continuation of Israel, and this perpetuation of Israel is found in Christendom.” The connection of Israel/Rome is truly harmonious and we can expect Christendom to re-awaken again in the future, headed up with Christ and His Saints and Angels to defeat ALL evil.

    Absolutely masterful research across the board, Theodore…..As always, keep on keeping on doing the amazing work you do. I think this is your finest yet!!

  • ace

    …as soon as I started reading this, I said to myself “the covenant between the Jews and Rome in Maccabees”, so I was delighted to see your exposition of this later in the post. There is a reason why Martin Luther and many protestants don’t like the Deuterocanonical books.

    Today I prayed for both Protestants and Catholics who, while professing Christianity live as practical atheists, foolish living their lives as if there were no God and, also, that we all be more deeply converted. I am also praying for those affected by Harvey; that they may be sustained by God’s grace, for we have a God who walks on water and who sustains us in every storm, even when we fear that we might perish in the turbulence. May God’s providence be apparent to those who seek him and those who repent of their sins.

    • AnthonyM

      Also good point. Martin Luther is an acknowledged anti-semite, and no doubt it greatly agitated him that the contract between the Jews and Rome would be mentioned in the bible.

  • AnthonyM

    Good article, Ted. I was surprised by the mention of the contract between the Romans and the Jews mentioned in Maccabees, and replayed again under the Nazi threat. Interesting idea. I had forget it ever existed.

    • It would also explain the Vatican’s response, directed by Pope Pius, to rescue and shelter as many Jews as possible. It made a lot of sense.

      • Vinny Zee

        Tibor Baranski, a Catholic and retired teacher living quietly in Buffalo, NY, served as a direct emissary of the papal nuncio, the Vatican representative in Budapest. As executive secretary of what was called the Jewish Protection Movement, Baranski said in the interview, he often led secretive meetings of diplomats working to save Jewish lives in Budapest. He saved over 3000.

        • Awesome…couldn’t read the article because somehow I reached the limit on free articles to read.

          Got another source?

          • Vinny Zee

            He was honored in the Righteous Among the Nations by the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in 1979. This is a brief description from their site:


            Here is a little bit from his son, Tibor Baranski, who graduated from Princeton in 1980. This touches on some of the history of how they ended up on the U.S. He doesn’t talk in this piece about what his dad did in saving Jews during WWII. (Not sure why.)


            Here was an announcement from 2004 that Baranski would be speaking. It mentions when he speaks he usually addresses the Vactican’s Jewish Protection Movement and how it helped those Jews survive Nazi annihilation.


          • Do you hear that sound, Vinny?

            That is the air escaping the balloon of bigotry against the claim that the Vatican and Roman Catholics who did nothing to save the Jews. In short, Hagee was wrong when he claimed the Church was silent. By silent, according to Hagee’s logic, it enabled the damned Nazi to persecute the Jews. What he failed to realize that silent enabled the Roman Catholics to use stealth, diplomacy, and their network of contacts throughout the European dioceses to initiate a rescue operation to save the Jews.

            Thank you for the links, Vinny, my Catholic friend.

          • Vinny Zee

            Yes, my friend, where one continues to investigate the tragedies of WWII, the holocaust and the fall of Nazism, they will find Pius XII and the Catholic Church, not in collusion with, but in opposition to Nazism. It is there they also cannot escape the reality of what Pius XII and many unnamed or unheralded Catholics did to save the lives of thousands of Jews.


            However, the attacks will never diminish. Only those honest about the history, will see the truth and reality. God bless you.

  • jimmy

    Another shoebat Sunday special masterpiece! keep up the good work guys and may god bless you all.

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    My take on most things these days is that time has a way of showing whether something is of God or not. I am patient, and try to follow His will best as I see how.

  • ace

    Totally OT (at least a tangent), but I just had to share since I know some will be quite intrigued: An English translation of Fortunatianus Latin commentary on the Gospels, thought to be lost and which dates from the middle of the 4th century – a Latin commentary which St. Jerome consulted when writing his commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, is now available online!!! Go read this article and then follow links within article for both Latin and English translations:

  • MidNightRider2001 .

    The Nazis destroyed humanity.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Wrong wrong wrong. Check the Church Fathers

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    Thank you. I took the same path and like Lot’s wife, I never looked back.

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    Eric has more brains in his little finger than you do in your right hemisphere, and more heart and soul than you will know or understand in your whole heathen life.

    • Grandmere

      Amen and five SNAPS up in a circle!

      • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

        Thank you Grandmere, Eric is a good guy and although I am not, I will try to defend those that are.

        • Grandmere

          That’s the lion I know.

  • Grandmere

    I am mystified as to the reason for your insulting comment to Eric. Those of who know him will tell you that he is a noble soul.

    • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

      Just evil.

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    We’ve had the integrity to fight your Islam from the beginning, and we’ll be right there at it’s end.

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    I know you’re just dying to tell your unique interpretation of Daniel that the Church has been woefully without your help for 2000 years, so spit it out.

    • Grandmere

      Here we go. I have your back brother.

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    Well, your theory is almost self-refuting on the face of it, but it’s good to see the mask slip off the way it does from the likes of you. I take it then that the ‘3 horns’ of your fantasy are the three monotheistic religions? Folks like you are pretty much paint-by-numbers… Moronic and devoted to pulling down Christianity because of your personal sins.

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    Do you believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God and the Second Person of the Holy Triune Godhead? Do you believe that He became Incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God, died for our sins and rose victorious from the dead and ascended into Heaven sitting on the right hand of the Unorignate Father, from hence He shall return again to judge the living and the dead, and that of His Empire there shall be no end?

    • Grandmere

      Hear, hear! Belief in these things is necessary to salvation.

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    You are of Antichrist.

    • Grandmere


  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    Whatever I may be, and I certainly am a fool and a sinner, you are what you are and have been revealed as such, but God is merciful and loves mankind. Come to know Christ, put aside your vain intellectual imaginings and come to know Him, I implore you.

    • Grandmere

      Amen. Christ came into the world to save sinners. He will reject the proud while showing mercy to the broken and contrite heart that seeks him.

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    Jesus was directing the man to believe in Him, as God.Say plainly; do you believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Holy Triune God?

    “Before Abraham was; I AM”….

    I’m willing to die for this. Are you prepared to do the same for your… Intellectual sand castle built of pride?

  • OrthodoxChristianAmerican

    Say plainly then, what are you denying? The Incarnation of the God-Man Jesus Christ?

  • Grandmere

    I have no resentment toward my Catholic friends or family. And as far as I know, they have no resentment toward me. We have the Nicene creed to bind us together. Christ, the author and finisher of the faith, the chief cornerstone, the bridegroom. Surely we can all agree on that.

  • Matt

    Okay, let’s dig a little deeper into the nuance of the Pharisees and their relationship with nationalism, and if and where nationalism fits at all into traditional Catholic doctrine.

    I’m going to include excepts from the Catholic Encyclopedia below. I recommend you read the full articles.

    First the pharisees and their relationship with nationalism:

    “The Pharisees consequently found their main function in teaching and preaching. Their work was chiefly connected with the synagogues, and embraced the schooling of children and missionary efforts among the heathen tribes. Thus, in a sense, Pharisaism helped to clear the ground and prepare the way for Christianity. It was the Pharisees who made idealized nationalism, based upon the monotheism of the prophets, the very essence of Judaism. To them we are indebted for the great apocalypses, Daniel and Enoch, and it was they who made common the belief in the resurrection and future reward. In a word, their pedagogical influence was an important factor in training the national will and purpose for the introduction of Christianity. This great work, however, was marred by many defects and limitations. Though standing for the spiritualizing tendency, Pharisaism developed a proud and arrogant orthodoxy and an exaggerated formalism, which insisted on ceremonial details at the expense of the more important precepts of the Law (Matthew 23:23-28). The importance attached to descent from Abraham (Matthew 3:9) obscured the deeper spiritual issues and created a narrow, exclusive nationalism incapable of understanding a universal Church destined to include Gentile as well as Jew. It was only through the revelation received on the road to Damascus, that Saul the Pharisee was enabled to comprehend a church where all are equally the “seed of Abraham”, all “one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28-9). This exclusivism, together with their over valuation of external levitical observances, caused the Pharisees to be ranged in opposition to what is known as prophetism, which in both the Old and New Testament places the main emphasis on character and the religious spirit, and thus they incurred not only the vehement reproaches of the Precursor (Matthew 3:7 seq.), but also of the Saviour Himself (Matthew 23:25 sqq.).”


    Second our duty to obey civil authorities e.g. immigration laws:

    “That duty, according to the teaching of the Catholic Church, rests on nature itself and the sanctions of religion. As nature and religion prescribe to children dutiful conduct towards the parents who brought them into the world, so nature and religion impose on citizens certain obligations towards their country and its rulers. These obligations may be reduced to those of patriotism and obedience. Patriotism requires that the citizen should have a reasonable esteem and love for his country. He should take an interest in his country’s history, he should know how to value her institutions, and he should be prepared to sacrifice himself for her welfare. In his country’s need it is not only a noble thing, but it is a sacred duty to lay down one’s life for the safety of the commonwealth. Love for his country will lead the citizen to show honour and respect to its rulers. They represent the State, and are entrusted by God with power to rule it for the common good. The citizen’s chief duty is to obey the just laws of his country.”

    “The enemies of the church fail not to represent her claims as incompatible with the independence of the Civil Power, and her action as impeding the exertions of the State to promote the well-being of society. So far from these charges being founded in fact, the authority and influence of the Church will be found to be the most efficacious support of the temporal authority by which society is governed. The church indeed does not proclaim the absolute and entire independence of the Civil Power, because it teaches with the Apostle that ‘all power is of God’; that the temporal magistrate is his minister, and the power of the sword he wields is a delegated exercise of authority committed to him from on high. For the children of the Church obedience to the Civil Power is not a submission to force which may not be resisted; nor merely the compliance with a confounded with a condition for peace and security; but a religious duty founded on obedience to God, by whose authority the Civil Magistrate excercises his power.”

    “The Almighty, therefore, has appointed the charge of the human race between two powers, the ecclesiastical and the civil, the one being set over Divine, and the other over human things. Each in its kind is supreme, each has fixed limits within which it is contained, limits which are defined by the nature and special object of the province of each, so that there is, we may say, an orbit traced out within which the action of each is brought into play by its own native right. But in as much as each of these two powers has authority over the same subjects, and as it might come to pass that one and the same thing — related differently, but still remaining one and the same thing — might belong to the jurisdiction and determination of both, therefore God, who foresees all things, and who is the author of these two powers, has marked out the course of each in right correlation to the other. ‘ For the powers that are, are ordained of God.’ Were this not so, deplorable contentions and conflicts would often arise, and not infrequently men, like travellers at the meeting of two roads, would hesitate in anxiety and doubt, not knowing what course to follow. Two powers would be commanding contrary things, and it would be a dereliction of duty to disobey either of the two. But it would be most repugnant to deem thus of the wisdom and goodness of God. Even in physical things, albeit of a lower order, the Almighty has so combined the forces and springs of nature with tempered action and wondrous harmony that no one of then clashes with any other, and all of them most fitly and aptly work together for the great purpose of the universe. There must, accordingly, exist between these two powers a certain orderly connection, which may be compared to the union of the soul and body in man. The nature and scope of that connection can be determined only, as we have laid down, by having regard to the nature of each power, and by taking account of the relative excellence and nobleness of their purpose. One of the two has for its proximate and chief object the well-being of this mortal life; the other the everlasting joys of heaven. Whatever is therefore, in things human is of a sacred character whatever belongs either of its own nature or by reason of the end to which it is referred, to the salvation of souls or to the worship of God, is subject to the power and judgment of the Church. Whatever is to be ranged under the civil and political order is rightly subject to the civil authority. Jesus Christ has Himself given command that what is Caesar’s is to be rendered to Caesar, and that what belongs to God is to be rendered to God. There are nevertheless occasions when another method of concord is available for the sake of peace and liberty: we mean when rulers of the State and the Roman Pontiff come to an understanding touching some special matter. (See CONCORDAT.) At such times the Church gives signal proof of her motherly love by showing the greatest possible kindliness and indulgence.”


    An article outlining the history of migration and the changing times and laws:

    There is nothing in this article that disrespects a nations right to borders and immigration laws. The current Catechism of the Catholic Church, when read in full and in context, affirms a nations right to borders and immigration laws. It also affirms the wisdom of assimilation. Assimilation is impossible when mass immigration is adopted in order to spread multiculturalism, which weakens a nation long term, if assimilation isn’t an integral part of that. It’s simple. No unity. No nation. Just tyranny…

    Being against illegal immigration doesn’t make a person a racist Nazi. Respectful for the rule of law, both civil and divine, is an essential component of the Catholic Faith.