In this article I would like to draw my readers’ attention to some of the kabbalistic teachings slipping into the writings of pastor and author Mark Biltz. Biltz is best known for the 2014 blockbuster book, “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs.”
I want to make it extremely clear that I am not condemning Pastor Biltz—a man whom I do not know personally. Biltz, like many Christians today (especially those exploring or delving into their Hebraic roots) is likely genuine in his faith and doctrine, but, like us all, is susceptible to very biblical-sounding teachings that bear all the earmarks of authenticity; but which have their roots, not in Scripture, but in secular Judaism, the Babylonian Talmud, rabbinical writings and traditions, Kabbalah, and the occult.
I will cite just three examples that I came across in his book, “Decoding the Prophet Jeremiah.” (A book, despite the errors I am about to outline below, was an excellent, informative, enjoyable read).
Concerning Quote #1
Every Jew knows that there are actually 613 commandments, or mitzvoth, that God gave the Jewish people, and there are also what are known as the seven laws that were given to Noah for all of mankind to follow.
The “seven laws that were give to Noah” are also known as the Noahide Laws, the Noachian Laws, the “Seven Commands for Noah’s Sons, or the Sheva Mitzvot B’nei Noach. You can read all about this Cabal version of the Equality Act HERE in my article entitled, “Just Say NO(ahide)!”
Also, note that neither the Torah, the Old Testament, nor the New Testament make any reference to God giving “seven special Gentile laws” to Noah. This rabbinical assertion is found in the Babylonian Talmud.
On the surface, the laws seem pretty agreeable with Scripture and are things no Christian wants to be guilty of committing. The “rub” is in the first commandment, “Do Not Deny God.” What they aren’t telling you is that God is ONE…namely, JESUS is #2, so if you believe That Guy is also God, you are guilty of idolatry. Punishment: beheading (queue Revelation 20:4).
Anyone promoting or applauding the Noahide Laws—whether it be Mark Biltz, your pastor, or Donald Trump—should be either ignored or confronted in love. Many are promoting these laws out of ignorance, because again, they sound so Christian. But buyer beware—they are NOT!
Concerning Quote #2
This prophecy is being fulfilled even now as there are Christian groups in Samaria who helped plant and harvest vineyards for the Jewish people, and many gentile Christians are becoming ardent Zionists, wanting to go up to Zion and keep the feasts!
Yes, there are many gentiles, evangelical Christians, Catholics, and others who in the past 5+ years have taken great interest in exploring the Hebraic roots of their faith. Many Messianic and Hebrew Roots movements have cropped up that seek to teach non-Jewish believers how to keep the Sabbath, eat biblically clean, and to celebrate the Feasts of the LORD. But to say that these people are Zionists is a severe and dangerous ignorance of the term and the movement. That’s like saying everyone who gives money to the UNCF supports BLM.
The “official narrative” is that Zionism is a nationalist movement consisting of those who, with zeal, wish to re-establish a Jewish state in a geographic area in the vicinity of Canaan, the Holy Land, or the region of Palestine. Indeed, there are many Christians and evangelicals that support this idea in and of itself. But Zionists are not merely people with political zeal.
The problem is when Zionists and Christian dispensationalists declare that present-day Israel is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy for the Jewish people (in lieu of Jesus Christ’s return). Zionism is the establishment of an earthly temple, an earthly throne, and an earthly king. It is a form of Replacement Theology. This kingdom is not preparing a temple for Jesus Christ’s second coming; but rather, their temple is the synagogue of Satan (Revelation 2:9) prepared for the antichrist. No true Christian, Messianic, or Hebraic Roots adherent (whether they are keeping the feasts or not) is going to confuse their belief system with Zionism.
For a great article and some videos on this topic, click HERE
Concerning Quote #3
Fasten your seatbelts now, as I am going to share with you something very amazing about a Scripture verse. This comes to me from one of my great friends, Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, founder of a Ahavat Ammi Ministries and the author of the book, “The Return of the Kosher Pig.”
An old proverb tells us that a “man is known by the company that he keeps.” We have all misjudged character and befriended or dated that “amazing Christian” guy or gal…only to find out that they were talkin’ the talk, but they weren’t walkin’ the walk. So, again, Biltz may be completely innocent in his connections with Rabbi Shapira, but let’s delve a bit deeper into the author of this Kosher Pig book whom Biltz calls a “great friend.”
DeAnne Loper’s book, “Kabbalah Secrets Christians Need to Know” (an excellent book I have read cover-to-cover…twice), is a rebuttal to the heresies found in Shapira’s Kosher Pig book. In fact, the subtitle of Loper’s book is, “An In Depth Study of the Kosher Pig and the Gods of Jewish Mysticism.” Of Rabbi Shapira, Loper writes,
“I first heard Rabbi Shapira in a video interview discussing his book. Many of his statements were deeply disturbing, such as the claim that when Yeshua returns, He will destroy Edom—those Christians who are not aligned with the current state of Israel. I found this statement by Shapira to be completely unwarranted because the security of the believer in Jesus rests on the testimony of Christ and His atonement on the cross for sin, not on an individual’s political alignments in this world. Much of the subject material in Shapira’s book is deeply rooted in the kabbalistic tenants of past Jewish sages. Since reading the book, my concerns have only increased. Among his strange doctrines, Shapira draws on an array of rabbinic sources to show that Yeshua is Metatron; the (fallen) angel who gives knowledge to mankind and a prominent figure in the writings of Kabbalah and the Babylonian Talmud. Equally disturbing is Shapira’s consistent use of gematria (Jewish divination) and his definition of ‘redemption’ which echoes the voices of the rabbis before him.”
Much more could be written of Shapira’s widely documented (even amongst the Jewish community) errors in dogma. But the purpose of this article is not to slander Mark Biltz or Rabbi Shapira, it is a warning shot across the deck to my fellow believers in Christ that we have entered a new era of Christianity where Jewish mysticism, divination, New Age, Kabbalah, and occult doctrines and practices, disguised as biblical Christianity (and/or Hebraic Roots) is barreling through the front doors of our church Trojan horse-style. We MUST scrutinize the words, phrases, symbols, and teachings that are being presented to us. We must learn, like the Bereans, to test every word that we hear against the Scriptures.