Is Shinto a ‘foreign religion’ imported into Japan by Jews?Posted: August 29, 2014
Just thought I’d jot down a few notes here about religion in Japan, a country that desperately needs Jesus Christ.
Turns out there is an interesting Christian denomination in Japan called “Makuya” that takes a very pragmatic, almost syncretistic, approach toward introducing Christianity into Japanese culture. It was founded by Abraham Ikuro Teshima as an off-shoot of the “non-church movement” – a Protestant Japanese group (founded by Uchim Kanzo) that decided against using adopting outward church organization or facilities. Teshima was one of those mislead by the scholarly emphasis on ‘original languages’ – as if God could not put the Bible into modern languages faithfully by the work of the Holy Ghost – and that he did so with the King James Bible – and then his study of Hebrew caused him to take a Hebraic view of Christianity. Although they may have discovered some good ideas, unfortunately these early Japanese versions of the ‘Jesus People’ movement were led by liberals and pacifists and social-gospel do-gooders and the movement has therefore shown little fruit.
Following upon on prior post, “Did a Jew teach the Japanese their ancient religion?” what are some of the interesting connections between apostate Judaism (with false worship included) and the Japanese Shinto … very interesting series of videos here.
Abraham sacrifice of Isaac substation at Mt Moriah … similar Ontohsai ceremony at Suwa-Taisha shrine on Mt Moriya.
sacrifice sheep … sacrifice deer (a Kosher animal) (at Moriya festival only)
Jacob wrestled the angel …. Sumo wrestling.
Moses removed shoes … Japanese custom also
Holy of holies, entrance pillars … similar at shinto shrines
Salt sacred (Lev 2:13; Num 18:19; 2 Kings 2:20; 2 Chronicles 13:5) … shinto too.
Don’t worship images … no images, worship nature
phylacteries / shofars … Yamabushi mountain monks also use.
The Yamabushi would allegedly seek out mysterious ‘tengu’ – long nosed men who allegedly would give them a ‘tora’ (torah?) scroll. Did this traditional story originate with Jewish people who immigrated?
Ark of the covenant … japanese Omikoshi
emphasis on washing things clean … same shinto.
Jewish priest is a “Cohen” — Tradition says the first named Shinto priest was “Koyane”
Apparently many old Japanese traditional songs contain ‘nonsense’ words – some of which may be Hebrew: fore example “Hallelujah, haliya, haliya, tohse, Yahweh, Yahweh, yoitonnah….”
Jewish head curls … old Japanese style hair cut called mizura
Many interesting similarities. See here:
DNA research showing a connection between Japanese and Jewish people is inconclusive. Science currently does not understand DNA enough to make any accurate statements about the human family. They think humans are still ‘evolving’ and have invented a crudest and unreliable method of telling DNA apart. They have chosen, for no particular reason, various locations on various chromosomes and decided to simply count the length of various repeating DNA codes. Since children will mostly have the same lengths of those various DNA codes as their parents, this rough ‘matching’ system works on a narrow scale.
But the lengths do not remain identical, and the rate at which they slowly change over many generations is 100% speculative. And they aren’t able to explain how or why these changes slowly occur – and rather than admit their ignorance they attribute it to ‘evolutionary mutation’ which is absolute nonsense.
The true method for studying the DNA and finding out patterns of descent remains undiscovered. It will probably remain that way as long as evolutionists are in charge of so-called science. The researcher who finally comes up with the true method that ends up proving that the Bible’s record, will have his results buried and he be regarded as a pariah.
Nevertheless, the notion that the Japanese have come from the lost tribes of Jews remains highly improbable. In fact, the excellence and refinement of the Japanese people is the biggest indicator against such a theory. But culturally they Shinto religion does seem to have undeniable connections – and it seems plausible that some wandering Jews may have enlightened their paganism with borrowed ideas that originated, in part, from the Bible.
Obviously this study wouldn’t be useful in order to prop up Shinto as if it was a legitimate religion, nor to re-Judaize it. But it would be useful if it could shatter the Japanese illusion of cultural isolation and exclusivity regarding religion. Most Japanese are atheistic or agnostic – yet they cling to Shinto in loyalty to what they view as religious traditions that are their unique cultural patrimony. Buddhism has been accepted, but only as a Japanesized-Buddhism that co-exists secondary to Shinto. But if Shinto is not in fact ‘pure Japanese’ – but rather (also) the product of adopting foreign (Jewish) influences, perhaps that will cause the Japanese to think twice before rejecting Christianity solely on the grounds that it “is not Japanese.”