The Original & Ideal Plant & Tree Based Diet: Kosher

Fruit and Vegetable Foods from Trees, Vines & Plants:
Fruits, Melons, Berries, Nuts, Beans, Peas, Grains, Herbs, Roots & Leafy Greens (Gen. 1:29) in contrast to other animals (Gen. 1:30) [Article in Progress]

No fish, birds, or mammals.

Dairy & Eggs are permissible, but not necessarily optimal for everyone. In fact, due to long term pollution and corruption of the body, it is advisable to fast these for a time in order to clean and reset the Lymphatic and other systems thoroughly. The study of Naturopathy and a Naturopathic Diet should be pursued.


The Persecution of Vegetarians

Canon 14; Council of Ancyra, Galatia; 314 C.E. (Modern Ankara, Turkey)

It is decreed that among the clergy, presbyters, and deacons who abstain from flesh shall taste of it, and afterwards, if they shall so please, may abstain. But if they disdain it, and will not even eat herbs served with flesh, but disobey the canon, let them be removed from their order.

There are early traditions that identify the Nazareans/Nasareans as non-flesh eaters—in accordance with the original diet stated in Genesis. 1)I will deal with the false translations and interpretations of a few statements made by the Apostle Sha’ul/Paul in due time. There were church leaders who reprimanded the eating of flesh. These possibly had never eaten flesh, and continued teaching such as the original Biblical virtue. This is reflected in the above Canon 14. With the advancing Roman Catholic agenda, of subjugating and unifying all other groups under its Papal governance enforced by Constantine’s Sword, they were attempting to remove the vestiges of Nasarean/Nazarean/Ebionite practices.

Notice what the Bishop Epiphanius in 375 A.D., states concerning the Nasareans (and others) in his book called The Panarion: ” 2)It should be noted, that some of what Epiphanius states is not necessarily exact and is second hand knowledge, one should note the vitriol of Bishop Epiphanius toward them. It was with such vitriolic smear campaigns that these groups were persecuted, hunted down and murdered in Nazi-like fashion by the Roman army and their conspirators. Statements by other historians places the Nasareans Nazareans Ebionites Essenes in close proximity, under the Jerusalem leadership, under Ya’aqov the brother of Yahwshua (James the Just and The Desposyni). Epiphanius is an enemy of these groups and has his own “spin” and speaks of the murderous Constantine as, “the Emperor Constantine of blessed memory.” And further, Epiphanius uses the Old and New Testaments to contradict these groups, even though they believed that those documents were corrupted!

1,1 Next I shall undertake to describe the sect…of the Nasaraeans. They are Jews by nationality, from Gileaditis, Bashanitis and the Transjordan as I have been told, but descendants of Israel himself. This sect practices Judaism in all respects and have scarcely any beliefs beyond the ones that I have mentioned. 3)This statement is not in accord with what he says in verses 3 – 5 (2) It too had been given circumcision, and it kept the same Sabbath and observed the same festivals, and certainly did not inculcate fate or astrology.
1,3 It also recognized as fathers the persons in the Pentateuch from Adam to Moses who were illustrious for the excellence of their piety—I mean Adam, Seth, Enoch, Methuselah, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Levi and Aaron, Moses and Joshua the son of Nun. However, it would not accept the Pentateuch itself. It acknowledged Moses and believed that he had received legislation—not this legislation though, they said, but some other.
(4) And so, though they were Jews who kept all the Jewish observances, they would not offer sacrifice or eat meat; in their eyes it was unlawful to eat meat or make sacrifices with it. They claimed that these books are forgeries and that none of these customs were instituted by the fathers.
(5) This was the difference between the Nasaraeans and the others…

The Panarion

Early Christians Reveal that Yahwshua & His Apostles Abstained from Animal Flesh

In the Clementine Homilies 7.4 and 7:7, (quoted by Epiphanius as being Ebionite documents), there are two sermons of Kepha (Peter) that interpret one another. Kepha (Peter) preaches what Canon 14 above is attempting to eradicate:

Kepha said, “…So now, if you repent, as I said, and submit to those things which are well-pleasing to [Yahweh], you may get new strength to your bodies, and recover your soul’s health. And the things which are well-pleasing to [Yahweh] are these: to pray to Him, to ask from Him, recognizing that He is the giver of all things, and gives with discriminating law;
to abstain from the table of devils, not to taste dead flesh,
not to touch blood [of a wife during her menstrual cycle]; to be washed from all pollution;
and the rest in one word,— as the God-fearing Yahudim have heard, hear you also, and be of one mind in many bodies; let each man be minded to do to his neighbor those pleasant things he desires for himself. And you may all find out what is pleasant, by holding some such conversation as the following with yourselves: You would not like to be murdered; do not murder another man: you would not like your wife to be seduced by another; do not you commit adultery: you would not like any of your things to be stolen from you; steal nothing from another. And so understanding by yourselves what is reasonable, and doing it, you will become dear to [Yahweh], and will obtain healing; otherwise in the life which now is your bodies will be tormented, and in that which is to come your souls will be punished.” 5 After Kepha had spent a few days in teaching them in this way, and in healing them, they were baptized.”

Again, Kepha says in Clementine Homilies 7.7-8:

“Knowing, then, these pleasant and evil deeds, I make known unto you as it were two paths… And this is the service [Yahweh] has appointed: To worship Him only, and trust only in [Yahwshua] the Prophet of truth, and to be baptized for the remission of sins, and thus by this pure immersion to be born again unto [Yahweh] by saving water;
to abstain from the table of devils, that is, from food offered to idols, from dead carcasses, from animals which have been suffocated or caught by wild beasts, and from bloodnot to live any longer impurelyto wash after intercourse–that the women on their part should keep the law of purification;
that all should be sober-minded, given to pleasant works, refraining from wrongdoing, looking for eternal life from the all-powerful [Yahweh], and asking with prayer and continual supplication that they may win it. Such was Kepha’s counsel to the men of Sidon also. And in few days many repented and believed, and were healed. And Kepha having founded an assembly, and set over it as overseer one of the elders who were with him, left Sidon.

In the New Testament Book of Acts 10, Kepha declared that he had never ate anything “common or unclean”. Interpreting within the context of these statements, “common” meant common to gentiles who ate any and all kinds of animals, nor did he eat the flesh that other Jews ate — “clean” flesh according to their altered version of the Torah-Law. The original document called, The Didache, it is argued, 4)by the scholar, Alan Garrow, PhD; www.alangarrow.com was part of the original Apostolic Decree of Acts 15. It describes The Two Ways: One Leading to Life and One Leading to Death, subject matter that is also covered in Kepha’s sermon’s in Clementine Homilies above. It makes a statement, “If you cannot keep the whole law, do what you can.” This would suggest a softening so as to give converts time to adapt in accordance to an individual’s particular circumstances, whether one is hindered by marriage to an unbeliever, in slavery, or other hindrances. Even so, Sha’ul stated in accord with this,

“Were you called while a slave? Don’t let that bother you, but if you get an opportunity to become free too, use it.” 1 Cor. 7:21 WEB Translation

This did not eliminate the requirement, but made room and hope for those in predicaments beyond their control. It was a not necessarily a salvation issue, per se, but a matter of gradual spiritual advancement, in accordance with individual circumstances.

This puts them into the category of Nasarean Essenes, who believed that the Judean Scriptures along with the New Testament texts had been altered by the priestly class. These, as stated in The Homilies, taught that one should use discernment with the canonical scriptures. “Our Master” said:

Be you prudent money-changers in as much as there are some true sayings and some spurious. And to those who err by reason of the false scriptures He fitly showed the cause of their error, saying, ‘You therefore err, not knowing the true things of the Scriptures; for this reason you are ignorant also of the power of God.’

Upon such information, attempts have been made to reconstruct original “Christianity”.5)https://gospelofholytwelve.blogspot.com/2008/07/origins-of-gospel-of-holy-twelve.html This Gospel (GHT) has been published variously with explanations of its origins and as to which part of those claims were actually the author’s or were later publishers’ claims added to his work, I do not know. The commentaries identify its origins thusly: that it was written by the Apostle John in ≈A.D. 95 and sent to India for safekeeping, discovered and brought back West but confiscated by the RCC, and then reconstructed by Rev. Ouseley with the aid of revelations, dreams, and visions. These assertions then are beyond scholarly examination. Clearly, to me, the GHT is a ‘Harmony of the Four Canonical Gospels’ with the authors own reconstruction and editorial interpretation using known alternative source material discarded by “orthodoxy”. It is an attempt by Rev. Ouseley to restore original Christianity – an admirable endeavor and attempt. Perfect? No. However, some of the non “orthodox” material does strike a pleasing chord within the heart. Did the Apostle John, with NT in hand in ≈95 A.D., seek to restore the foundation of the four Gospels and with his own apostolic authority, interpret, organize, and correct, and send a copy to disciples in the East for safe keeping (as is claimed)? Then, did, maybe, travelers, or, Nestorians who had exiled themselves to India to escape persecution, bring it back to the West from India / Kashmir / Tibet, as some think was the case with Sefer Josippon? Then, was it confiscated and hidden by the RCC? I do not blindly accept such claims. One can research into original “Christianity” (including vegetarianism and other matters) through other source materials with reliance upon the “ruach ha qodesh”, as I have done myself, prior to reading GHT; And in my opinion, that is what the author attempted to do himself. Indeed, reading GHT will help you see what you will find in your own research, and see it in a familiar Gospel format. It gives a sense closer to the actual original Nasarean Essene Gospel orientation, but it is not without the author’s own bias’; for example, there are some Episcopalian and Eastern Orthodox flavors in it. The GHT takes for granted, that the Canonical Testaments are documents that long ago were sifted/reconstructed/edited from original sources, even as modern scholarship with various scenarios now accepts. There are other recreated gospels of the twentieth century that I have read: the GHT is the best and safest I have read thus far (April of 2020). I am personally updating the old English in it.   Paqid, Yo’el Ben Avraham, MA

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1. I will deal with the false translations and interpretations of a few statements made by the Apostle Sha’ul/Paul in due time.
2. It should be noted, that some of what Epiphanius states is not necessarily exact and is second hand knowledge, one should note the vitriol of Bishop Epiphanius toward them. It was with such vitriolic smear campaigns that these groups were persecuted, hunted down and murdered in Nazi-like fashion by the Roman army and their conspirators. Statements by other historians places the Nasareans Nazareans Ebionites Essenes in close proximity, under the Jerusalem leadership, under Ya’aqov the brother of Yahwshua (James the Just and The Desposyni). Epiphanius is an enemy of these groups and has his own “spin” and speaks of the murderous Constantine as, “the Emperor Constantine of blessed memory.” And further, Epiphanius uses the Old and New Testaments to contradict these groups, even though they believed that those documents were corrupted!
3. This statement is not in accord with what he says in verses 3 – 5
4. by the scholar, Alan Garrow, PhD; www.alangarrow.com
5. https://gospelofholytwelve.blogspot.com/2008/07/origins-of-gospel-of-holy-twelve.html This Gospel (GHT) has been published variously with explanations of its origins and as to which part of those claims were actually the author’s or were later publishers’ claims added to his work, I do not know. The commentaries identify its origins thusly: that it was written by the Apostle John in ≈A.D. 95 and sent to India for safekeeping, discovered and brought back West but confiscated by the RCC, and then reconstructed by Rev. Ouseley with the aid of revelations, dreams, and visions. These assertions then are beyond scholarly examination. Clearly, to me, the GHT is a ‘Harmony of the Four Canonical Gospels’ with the authors own reconstruction and editorial interpretation using known alternative source material discarded by “orthodoxy”. It is an attempt by Rev. Ouseley to restore original Christianity – an admirable endeavor and attempt. Perfect? No. However, some of the non “orthodox” material does strike a pleasing chord within the heart. Did the Apostle John, with NT in hand in ≈95 A.D., seek to restore the foundation of the four Gospels and with his own apostolic authority, interpret, organize, and correct, and send a copy to disciples in the East for safe keeping (as is claimed)? Then, did, maybe, travelers, or, Nestorians who had exiled themselves to India to escape persecution, bring it back to the West from India / Kashmir / Tibet, as some think was the case with Sefer Josippon? Then, was it confiscated and hidden by the RCC? I do not blindly accept such claims. One can research into original “Christianity” (including vegetarianism and other matters) through other source materials with reliance upon the “ruach ha qodesh”, as I have done myself, prior to reading GHT; And in my opinion, that is what the author attempted to do himself. Indeed, reading GHT will help you see what you will find in your own research, and see it in a familiar Gospel format. It gives a sense closer to the actual original Nasarean Essene Gospel orientation, but it is not without the author’s own bias’; for example, there are some Episcopalian and Eastern Orthodox flavors in it. The GHT takes for granted, that the Canonical Testaments are documents that long ago were sifted/reconstructed/edited from original sources, even as modern scholarship with various scenarios now accepts. There are other recreated gospels of the twentieth century that I have read: the GHT is the best and safest I have read thus far (April of 2020). I am personally updating the old English in it.   Paqid, Yo’el Ben Avraham, MA