TRUMP, CRUZ & CHRISTIAN VALUES? DON'T OVERLOOK JEWS.
Don't trash Seventh Day Adventists but do hold Muslims accountable for their actions or inaction. Updated on 1/21/2016
My first choice for President is Mike Huckabee. I like his Christian values because he never forgets for a moment that he owes them to Christianity’s Jewish roots (think of Orthodox Jewish, usually Republican values - not Reform or Conservative heretic, Democratic values). But Mike has failed to gather the support he needs to even make the main debates. So, realistically, the choice seems to be down to three Republicans – Trump, Cruz and Rubio. In the debate on January 14, 2016 Cruz made the likely-fatal mistake of attacking “New York values.” He sees them as among other things, gay. He overlooks the large Orthodox Jewish vote in New York and the fact that many Jews who aren’t Jewish will be angry at the Democratic Party because they've paved the way for Iran to get nuclear weapons. Obama has been an obvious enemy of Israel. Trump jumped all over Cruz and stood up for New Yorkers. I’m not a New Yorker, but Trump probably secured my vote although he could still lose it with his motor mouth. I tried to find a hint in the Torah Code of what happened this week. On the matrix below the axis term is CHRISTIAN VALUE. JEWISH is at the same skip. CRUZ is at skip -1 and in sequence at skip +1 is DON PRESIDENT. SPEAK TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL touches CHRISTIAN VALUE.
STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF FIGURE 1. As per my standard protocol, no statistical significance is assigned to the axis term, here CHRISTIAN VALUE at its lowest skip in wrapped Torah. The primary a priori word sought was JEWISH. It was found at a special case skip (+/- 1 or as where at the absolute skip of the axis term) in a 71-letter box with CHRISTIAN VALUE against odds of 311 to 1. On the larger 484-letter matrix found it had about one chance in 63 to be found. On the full matrix, two other a priori terms were found. PRESIDENT was found at skip +1 (open text) against odds of about 9.77 to 1 and one of two simple transliterations checked for CRUZ was found at a special case skip (-1) against odds of about 9.3 to 1. ISRAEL had about a 60% chance to be found in the open text on the matrix. Overall, the matrix was found against odds of about 9,555 to 1. No statistical value was assigned to DON because it was noticed a posteriori when I found PRESIDENT.
POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF FIGURE 1: I didn't hear all of Trump's speech at Liberty University on January 18, 2016, but at first I thought he said that America is a Christian nation. In reviewing the full speech, he didn't say that. He promised to protect Christianity and I am in favor of that. But some of the things he has said obviously have caused some concern for me, yet I'm still leaning in favor of voting for him in the Republican primary here in Florida. One thing he said on October 24, 2015 that bothered me was an attack on Ben Carson that included a slight of Seventh Day Adventists:
At a campaign Trump said, "I love Iowa. And, look, I don't have to say it, I'm Presbyterian. Can you believe it? Nobody believes I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian."
Trump added, according to The Washington Post, "Boy, that's down the middle of the road folks, in all fairness. I mean, Seventh-day Adventist, I don't know about. I just don't know about."
Asked about his intention, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks later said, "I think the remark speaks for itself."
I'm an Orthodox Jew. I don't accept the Nazarene as anything but a deceased rabbi. I know that the Seventh Day Adventists accept him in every way that Christians do. A website called ReligiousTolerance.org states:
Seventh-day Adventists (SDAs) follow most of the beliefs of conventional conservative Christianity: creation in six days, the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, original sin; the virgin birth; the divinity of Christ; the nature of the Trinity; belief in Satan as a rebellious created being; God's inspiration of the authors of the Bible, the inerrancy of Scriptures as they were written by their authors; the resurrection of Jesus, salvation by the atonement of Christ, considering all same-gender sexual behavior as sinful, regardless of the nature of the relationship; rejection of same-sex marriage, civil unions, etc.
So who is Trump, who can't cite the New Testament correctly, to question Seventh Day Adventist beliefs? When I see these people I see two things: (1) Christians and (2) Christians who happened to think that the Sabbath is on the 7th day of the week - on the Jewish Sabbath. And what does that do for me and every other religious Jew in America? They protect us better than all the other Christians in the United States. Why? Because in most of America outside of New York with its often Orthodox Jewish values that forbids work on the Sabbath, all Jews who want to go to college or grad school are forced to violate the Sabbath and break one of our Ten Commandments because the entrance exams (S.A.T., G.R.E., etc.) are only given on Saturday. BUT if we can document that we keep the Sabbath, then we can arrange for a test on another day - often hundreds of miles from home and at great expense that most Christians are spared. We also need a letter from an Orthodox rabbi. The letter is also not easy to acquire if there are no Orthodox synagogues nearby (generally within walking distance) where we live - because we don't drive on the Sabbath.
We live in Cape Canaveral, Florida (earlier we lived in Satellite Beach, Florida). When our younger son wanted to take his exams, we had to drive up to 150 or 200 miles to find a place where Seventh Day Adventists had a big enough population to merit testing on a Monday (or Sunday). In New York I'm sure there are enough Orthodox Jews to support a large number of testing sites not on the Sabbath (Saturday - which is why the Spanish came Saturday Sabbado). But for most of America - Jews loyal to Torah must depend on the Adventists.
True Christians are friends of Jews and Israel (and not because they want to convert us). To his credit, Cruz has long been in favor of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. So too for Rubio. Trump opposed it in December, 2015, but after getting boos over the issue, he changed his mind in January, 2016.
And what of the Muslims? What of Trump's call to ban Muslims from coming to America - not forever - but "until we can figure out what the hell is going on?" He's right. In Pakistan today at least twenty students were killed when a university was attacked by Taliban supporters. Around the world, on a daily basis, where Muslims can't find Christians and Jews to kill, they blow up each other. What was once a great religion is now suffering from mass insanity. It's really not for America to figure out what to do - it's for Islam to figure out. President Al-Sisi of Egypt has said so too. The moderates can't remain silent and expect us to accept them. The moderates must take this war to the extremists. If they're unwilling to do that then they shouldn't expect acceptance here in America. When the ISIS-supporting Muslim killers in San Bernadino, California chose to murder their co-workers who had even given them a baby shower earlier, they declared war not only on America, but on all American Muslims. A vote for Trump is a vote to protect America. If Muslims want to be included in America, they must take dramatic action to fix Islam.
On January 21, 2016, the day after wrote "where Muslims can't find Christians and Jews to kill, they blow up each other," an ISIS magazine named Dabiq wrote that "Shia Muslims, or Shiites, qualify as apostates to the Sunni majority and therefore deserve to be killed. The radical terror group's target audience seems to be fellow Sunnis who consider Shiites to be Muslims, or at the very least, not deserving of being murdered."
“The spark has been lit here in Iraq, and its heat will continue to intensify – by Allah’s permission – until it burns the Crusader armies in Dābiq.” - Quote from Abu Mus’ab az-Zarqawi in the latest issue of Dabiq.
“ISIL's focus on justifying killing Shiites is because it is being pressed by Shiite forces in Iraq and Syria,” Mauro said. ”ISIL is hoping to enlist Sunnis by framing its jihad as part of a prophetic battle where the Shiites and Jews eventually unite behind the Antichrist."