14 Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.
The Jews boast that since the Babylonian captivity, they have been free from idolatry, but this is not true. They have not made images, that is, they have avoided the form, but they have retained all the substance of idolatrous Gentilism.
The man who charms a serpent religiously, is an idolater, and the religion that permits it, is idolatrous and Gentile. The man who asks counsel of demons or ghosts, is an idolater of the worst class, for he does homage to unclean spirits.
He turns his back upon the all-wise God, who ought to be the counsellor of all men, and by making demons his advisers, makes them his gods; and yet this is also allowed in the religion of the Rabbis, and practised extensively by members of "churches."
Those Jews, therefore, who believe in the oral law, that is, all Jews who make use of the Synagogue prayers, have departed from the law and the God of Moses, and have chosen for themselves the dogmas and the gods of the Rabbis. How then can God have compassion on them and gather them?
The thing is impossible until they utterly renounce all their delusions, confess their sin in having followed them so long, and
"return and seek Yahweh their Elohim, and David (the Second) their king.
Herald of the Kingdom and Age to Come, Nov 1860