Jesus is Man Enough Part 2
The Hypostatic Union Exposed
Christianity created a doctrine called the hypostatic union which I mentioned in part one. Essentially it is taught, Yeshua/Jesus Christ has two natures. These two natures consist of his divine nature and his human nature. Mind you, this union is never taught by Yeshua, any prophet, or disciple. No, it must be inferred by men who study scripture and went to seminary. The hypostatic union teaches, Jesus was 100% man and 100% God all at the same time. To support this theory, scriptures must be pulled together from here there and everywhere.
A chief argument of the hypostatic union states, Yeshua/ Jesus Christ was worshipped, therefore he must be God (Matthew 2:2, 11, 14:33). Those who believe in the hypostatic union will contend, Jesus must be God, because people prayed to him (Acts 7:59). They further argue that Jesus was God because he was without sin (Hebrews 4:13). Lastly, the hypostatic union theory says, Jesus is God because he knew all things (John 21:17). Yet, by Jesus’s own admission he does not know the time of his own return (Mark 13:32). This is argued away by saying, Jesus was speaking from his human nature and not the divine. Convenient, argue away the fact Yeshua did not know the time of his return by saying he was wearing his man hat and not his God hat. Statements like the one Yeshua made in Mark 13:23 must be overcome. Simple passages like Mark 13:23 negate key aspects of the hypostatic union.
In Matthew 28:18 Yeshua says he was given Yahweh’s authority. I would contend, if something is given, it means the person receiving it did not always have what is being given. I believe Yeshua was given the power of God, and all his father’s authority at his baptism (Matthew 3: 13-17). In fact, Matthew says,
“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:16-17 NKJ)
Yahweh said, “this is my son”. Wait, what?!?!? How can this be if they are the same? Why not just take Matthew at his word? The writer tells us Yahweh says, “This is my Son”? If Yeshua is really God, then he is not really the son of God, because he is God. If the Hypostatic Union is true, God should have said, “This is me Yahweh coming to you in the form of man, whom I am calling my son.” However, that is not what Yahweh said. He simply said, “This is my son.” Where I come from that means Yeshua is his son. Son means offspring does it not?
Please consider again the temptation of Yeshua by Satan we discussed in part 1. If Yeshua really is God, then Satan tempting Yeshua was in vain. The scripture tells me God cannot be tempted. If God cannot be tempted, he cannot sin. If Yeshua could not sin, why tempt him in the first place? Was this play acting by Yeshua? Was this temptation to give the appearance he was man?
Please consider, if Yeshua is really a man as the scripture says; then before his death, burial, and resurrection, it was a possible he could disobey his father just like Adam did in the garden. Therefore, it would make complete sense that Satan would tempt Yeshua. Or I am just an ignorant idiot not schooled in the nuance of scripture?
What about Yeshua being sinless? Could it be that Yeshua was without sin, because he was created in the womb of Mary, without the sexual union of a man and women? Thus, Adam’s sin was not passed through fallen humanity. Instead Yeshua was a new creation just like Adam. Yeshua was created by God who bypassed the fallen nature of humanity. Is this not what scripture say’s? (Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-38)
If one believes in a trinity, and the Holy Spirit is really a third member of a triune Godhead, then would not the Holy Spirit be Yeshua’s real father? However, if the holy spirit is God’s power personified, which is what I believe, then Yahweh is the father of Yeshua just as scripture says. The scripture tells me the spirit (i.e. Gods power) moved upon Mary and her womb. Therefore, by Yahweh’s power he created a second Adam, a perfect man free from sin. In other words, Jesus was created without the sperm of a man and the egg of a women. Yeshua was a new creation, the promised seed, planted in the womb of Mary by the power of Yahweh. Is this logical? Does this idea make sense? Is this not exactly what the scripture says when taken literally?
Finally, is it true Adam was created without sin? Yes, it is true. In fact, till Adam disobeyed God, there was no sin in mankind or God’s beautiful creation. With this as my understanding, I believe Yeshua (Jesus Christ) was also created without sin by the power of God. Yeshua is the promise seed of Genesis three, and the fulfillment of Isaiah 7:14. I contend, Yeshua was sinless because he was a new creation who obeyed his father perfectly. We cannot live perfectly because we were produced with fallen tainted DNA resulting from Adam’s first sin Yeshua was not, he was a new creation. Yeshua understands his father is the higher authority. When Yeshua taught, people pray he had them call to the father in heaven. (Matthew 6: 9-13) He did not say, Pray to me in heaven.
This doctrine of the hypostatic union is accepted as fact by most Christians in the protestant movement, because they are told it is true. Most do not understand it, many would agree it makes no sense, while others admit it defies all reason and logic. Despite the hypostatic union making no sense, overlooking the fact it is never explained in scripture, it is just blindly accepted as fact. Why is this? Because men with letters after their name, the professional clergy, say it is so.
Right now, there are those reading this article going into cognitive dissonance. You are in horror I would suggest the Hypostatic Union is the creation of men. Yes, this man made doctrine, like most Christian church doctrine, finds its genesis in the Council of Nicaea held in A.D. 325. Don’t believe me go seek it out for yourself.
Yeshua, by his own admission was lower than his father. Yeshua admitted he did not know when he would return, he prayed to his father, he was tempted by Satan, and Yeshua died. Yet, it is taught he was not a man, he is said to be both God and man. This is taught by both mainstream Christianity, the Torah crowd, and Catholicism. However, this teaching defies logic and does not take scripture literally when it says Yeshua is the Son of God.
All Yeshua’s humanity is explained away by the Hypostatic Union. In other words, Yeshua switched back and forth between his two natures depending on the situation. This makes Yeshua a duality, like multiple personalities. The Hypostatic Union says, sometimes Jesus acted as God while others times as a man.
Following this teaching to its logical conclusion, Yahweh was running a con game. Yeshua really could not sin because he was God. However, Jesus/God played the role of man thus giving the appearance he could sin, but he could not sin. Why? Because he was really God. Jesus really knew the date of his return, but he lied to the disciples switching his nature. This teaching also supposes Yeshua intentionally limited his knowledge about the future. If a person we loved did this to us, would we consider it lying or at least manipulative? That kind of duplicity would really make a person angry. Yet it is okay that Yahweh ran this type of con? This is the reality when subscribing to the Hypostatic Union.
This doctrine when broken down says, Jesus was not really a man but God. Nor was he God but he was really a man. This is a contradiction and makes no sense.
A speaker I love and respect understands this whole duality of God is a huge problem. So, what is his solution? He takes a few verses in scripture where a figure speech that talks about the right hand of God representing Yahweh’s power, protection, and salvation being completed by the right of God and applies those attributes to Yeshua. He then shows how Yeshua had Yahweh’s power, and protection, and was the lamb that was slain. He couples these truths with the Hebrew word for Yeshua arranging the Hebrew letters to look like a hand. It is then taught that Yeshua is the literal right hand of God made into a person. He likens Yeshua to a puppet who is God, but it is only Yahweh’s right hand which looks like a man. Therefore, Yeshua does not know everthing because he is the literal hand of God playing the role of a man. In other words, Yahweh’s right hand is the son of God. What?!?!? That is even crazier than the hypostatic union. To make this argument work, he too must make many inferences, stretch language, and use Hebrew letters like a code to make this theory work. I admit it fits together and could be convincing. However, if true why not just say “This is my son which is my right hand”. If you go back and read the passages about the right hand of Yahweh most are clearly allegory. Therefore, I do not buy into Yeshua being the literal right hand. I would buy Yeshua metaphorically being like the right hand of Yahweh, because he is Yahweh’s messenger agent. The fact is Yeshua is a man and was identified as such over 81 times. I have many witnesses who testify Yeshua was the son of God. The apostle Paul called him the second Adam and the man Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 15: 45-49, 1 Timothy 2:5). Yeshua was not any man folks, he was THE SON OF GOD. Why make it so complicated?
I am sorry, both ideas are ludicrous, confusing, and not spelled out clearly in scripture. Both ideas must be inferred by men putting their thoughts onto scripture. Neither view truly takes the scripture at face value.
Scripture says, Yeshua is the son of God, the offspring of the father. Why is that not sufficient for people to accept? Why must Yeshua be turned into Yahweh? Yeshua is more special to me when I understand he truly is a man. Folks, Yeshua is the first and only man to date to be raised from the dead, given a new body. Yeshua is alive and sitting with his father in heaven. According to my friend’s theory, is Yahweh talking to his hand when the hand mediates on our behalf? If that is the case Paul should have said “there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the right hand of God who is Yeshua.” This not what Paul said, He said the MAN Yeshua is our mediator.
Yeshua truly walked in this age facing everything you and I do each day. Yeshua is 100 percent humanity, he was sinless, and perfectly obedient to his father. Yes, Yeshua lived in perfect obedience to his father and therefore he is sinless. Once Yahweh raised Yeshua out of the grave he received his new body. He could pass through walls, fly, appear, and disappear which is all cool stuff.
After his resurrection Yeshua ascended into heaven. Yeshua is my king, and my lord, I bow to him in humility. I find peace in knowing the man Yeshua mediates on my behalf to his father. What an amazing savior we have. But more importantly what an amazing God to give us his son.
To put the fallacy of the Hypostatic Union to rest, I want to examine a common verse used by those who believe in this mystical union. A favorite verse is Hebrews 1:8 which says, “But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.” (ESV) On the surface, it appears check mate you got me, Jesus is God. However, this verse is pulled out of context. I want to quickly point out, this translation using the words forever and ever, is not a good translation. The best translations of Hebrews 1:8 would read as follows, “and unto the Son: ‘Thy throne, O God, [is] to the age of the age; a scepter of righteousness [is] the scepter of thy reign” (Youngs Literal Translation). There is no such thing as forever and ever. Yeshua reigns for an age before giving it all back to the father (1 Corinthians 15:28).
With this understanding, let’s go back to verse one and following of Hebrews chapter one for the context of verse eight.
“God (YHWH), who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He (YHWH) has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He (YHWH) made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His (YHWH’s) glory and the express image of His (YHWH’s) person, and upholding all things by the word of His (YHWH’s)power, when He (Yeshua) had by Himself purged our sins, sat down AT the right hand (it is not saying he is the right hand) of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He (Yeshua) has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. “(Hebrews 1:1-4 NKJV)
Yahweh has used people, prophets, and angels to speak for him at various times in the past. Here the writer of Hebrews tells us, that Yahweh is using Yeshua to speak to us (humanity) in the last days.
In verse four the writer says, all of this was obtained by Yeshua in his inheritance. Folks, an inheritance goes to the offspring of the parents. I would submit this passage makes Yeshua, the offspring of Yahweh, a messenger agent, who was anointed and given an inheritance. Therefore, Yeshua has all God’s authority and power.
Yeshua was like Moses. Remember Moses was a messenger of Yahweh to the pharaoh in Egypt. Was it not foretold that Yeshua would be the prophet like unto Moses? (Deuteronomy 18:15) Was Moses God? No, but he was walking and acting on God’s behalf. Moses was one with the father, correct? Moses could perform miracles thus exercising Yahweh’s power in front of Pharaoh. Moses was a messenger of God, as is Yeshua. In Exodus 7:1 Yahweh says, “See, I have made you (Moses) as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.” Moses was speaking for God, he was the messenger of God, and therefore he could be addressed as God.
This is the Hebrew concept of the messenger agent. Once Yeshua was given all God’s glory, power, and authority he exercised all God’s power during his three-year ministry. Yeshua could control the weather, cast out demons, forgive sin, heal the sick, and heal the blind. Yeshua can be worshipped, prayed to, and we as followers have power in his name. Why? Because Yahweh gave Yeshua all power and authority as described in Hebrews chapter one verses one thru four.
These verses set the context for Hebrews chapter one verse eight. Yeshua’s throne is for an age. Why? Because Yahweh has given him all authority. When Yeshua acts, it as if God himself is acting. However, after Yeshua’s reign he gives it all back to his father. (1 Corinthians 15:28)
In ancient culture a messenger of a king, a pharaoh, or leader, would be address by the people as if he was the king himself. With this understanding, angels, prophets, and Yeshua could all be addressed as God himself.
As a police officer I understand this concept fully. The policy I am under says, anyone speaking on behalf of the chief of police is to be honored, and addressed as the chief of police himself. Does this honor mean the messenger of the chief, is the chief of police? Of course, not. Was Moses God, or just a messenger of God? Moses was a messenger of God in Exodus chapter seven.
The messenger agent concept is Hebrew. It is why angels were called “lord”, and referred to as God when they appeared before men. Any angel of Yahweh, speaking for Yahweh, may be addressed as Yahweh. This is the concept behind Yeshua being called “lord” by Thomas after his resurrection or being called God in the book of Hebrews.
We have messenger agents today. For example, an athlete has an agent that speaks for him or her. This agent speaks for the athlete carrying all the authority of the athlete. In government, we have representatives which speak for the people, thus having the authority of the people. So, it is with Yahweh and his messenger agents. Yeshua the Son of God is the messenger of God the father in this age. Yeshua is our king and therefore our lord. He will reign in the age to come known as the kingdom of God. Yeshua will sit on David’s throne.
Going back to Hebrews 1: 1-4 we can see that Yahweh appoints his son Yeshua making him heir to all things. Yahweh’s spoken word, which made all that is, literally became flesh, and is the Son of God. Yet separate and apart from Yahweh. Yeshua is the expression of Yahweh’s glory, he was created in his father’s image. Was not Adam created in the father’s image? Yes, he was. Is it not true every man, women, and child was in the image of Yahweh? (Genesis 1:27) Yes, it is true.
Yeshua therefore, was given all Yahweh’s power, and he was exalted above all creation. Yeshua is powerful, he is God’s perfect son. However, Yeshua is under his fathers will and authority (1 Corinthians 15). If Yeshua is under his father’s authority, how can he also be the Father and the Holy Spirit? I would submit that Yeshua is Yeshua. Yeshua is not the highest authority. Yahweh our God is the highest authority. The Holy Spirit is not an entity but rather the power of God personified.
In the book of Proverbs the spirit is a feminine called wisdom. In Genesis, the spirit is the spoken word used to create. In Luke one the spirit creates Yeshua. In each case, it is the power of God working. When the bible says, the spirit came down upon Yeshua, it is saying that Yeshua was given the power of Yahweh. We too can be filled with the spirit but we must be obedient, and walk faithfully.
The writer of Hebrews in verse nine of chapter one says, “therefore God (YHWH), your God (whose God? Yeshua’s God), has anointed you (Yeshua) with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” Yeshua was anointed by Yahweh. Is Yahweh anointing himself? No. So, verse eight can’t possibly mean Yeshua is God because it contradicts the rest of the passage. It is the idea of the messenger agent at play in Hebrews 1:8.
Verse eight is plucked, taken out of context, then used to support the theory of a hypostatic union. This is done a part from the context of the entire passage. Nowhere in scripture is it written saying, Yeshua is Yahweh or vice versa. The writer of Hebrews is saying Yeshua was anointed by his God Yahweh. Therefore, Yeshua has all Yahweh’s power and authority. He is speaking, acting, and ruling on Yahweh’s behalf to all humanity. Yahweh then, is a higher authority above Yeshua. Yeshua is the son of God, who is under his father’s authority.
I want to look at one last passage which I believe drives this point home and that is John 10:30-38. Here the religious leaders want to take up stones against Yeshua for blasphemy, believing he is calling himself God.
“Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father (Yeshua makes a distinction between himself and his father). For which of those works do you stone Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? 35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him (referring to himself) whom the Father (YHWH) sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I do not do the works of My Father (Jesus makes a distinction), do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father (YHWH) is in Me, and I in Him.” (John 10:30-38 NKJ)
So, according to John 10:30-38 Yeshua is sanctified by the father, he does the works of the father and therefore he is one with the father. According to this passage Yeshua is set apart from his father but he is sanctified.
The word sanctified in English means, set apart as or declare holy; consecrate. In Greek, it is the word hagiazó which means set apart. In this passage Yeshua claims to be the son of God who has been sanctified and sent into the world. Does Yeshua ever claim to be God in this passage? No, he does not. Therefore, he was not stoned for blasphemy. Rather, he claimed to one with the father because he is an agent of his father. He is a prophet. This ties back to Moses when it was foretold that Yeshua would be a prophet like unto Moses.
Those who teach the trinity and the hypostatic union claim Yeshua is clearly saying he is the father when he says “the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” Is Yeshua saying he is God? No, he is not. He is one with father like you and I are one with the father.
Please compare the words of Yeshua in John 10 with John 17: 20-26. In John seventeen it says, when you and I follow Yeshua faithfully, we too are one with the father. It is the exact same Greek words used in both passages. Yet, Trinitarians claim John 10:30 teaches Yeshua is God, thus ignoring John 17: 20-26.
For example, If I believe in Yeshua and follow him, is not the father in me too? So, does this mean I am God, according to John 17: 20-26? No, it is ludicrous to even suggest such a thought. Do you see the problem? This is just one many contradictions found when you believe in a trinity or a duality.
What is Yeshua saying in John 10:30? Harken back to Hebrews 1:2, Yeshua is anointed by the father having the holy spirit (i.e. the power of YHWH) in him. This makes Yeshua one with the father. He is faithful, and obedient to his father which also makes him one with the father. Yeshua received his father’s power when it came down upon him at his baptism.
We too as followers of Yahweh, and his son Yeshua are one with the father. Yeshua praying to his father in John seventeen says the following,
“do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they (all who follow Yeshua) may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they (all who follow Yeshua) also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.22 The glory that you (YHWH) have given me (Yeshua) I have given to them (all of us), that they (all of us) may be one even as we are one,23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.(Yes, Yeshua was the plan before the foundation of the world)25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me.26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:20-26 ESV)
Folks, we too are one with the father in mind and spirit when we follow Yeshua. When Yeshua says, he is one with the father, the context demands that we understand this not as a trinity, duality, a puppet, or hypostatic union. Rather, we should understand Yeshua is the appointed messenger agent of his father (YHWH) sent to this earth.
Yeshua is a man, the Son of the living God. The Apostle Paul clearly states, Yeshua is the second Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45). Yeshua is a man risen from the grave by his father who is in heaven. Today, Yeshua is sitting at the right hand of the father in his glorified body. He was the first fruit sacrifice for all mankind in his resurrection. Amen!!
Yeshua, is waiting to be dispatched when the sky rolls back and he enters our realm to take his throne as heir to his father’s kingdom, on the Day of Yahweh. This is our hope; the kingdom is our reward. Repent today turning from your evil ways and obey Yahweh. Follow in the footsteps of our king, lord Yeshua, for the kingdom of Yahweh is at hand.
I believe scripture when taken at face value, without the doctrine of men interferring, clearly establishes a difference between the Father and Son. Yeshua and Yahweh are not one in the same. If there is one God YHWH (Yahweh), and one mediator the man Yeshua (Jesus Christ), there is no need for YHWH to die. Yeshua the man died for his fellow men in their place thus paying the penalty of sin for all, which is death.
Mankind needed a substitute, another man, who was sinless who could to die in their place. This was the role of Yeshua the man, the promised seed of Genesis three. He was man enough to bring life to this age.
Yeshua is the first fruit offering, he is my king, my redeemer, and my mediator sitting at the right hand of Yahweh. Again, I repeat, there is no need for a trinity, duality, and certainly no need for a hypostatic union of mystery. There is one God, and his son Yeshua (Jesus Christ). I ask, how much more simple and straight forward could it be?
Jesus is Man Enough Part 1
When I think of my savior and lord, I think of the most special and amazing MAN to ever walk the face of the earth. Not only did Jesus live, but he died. Jesus died for all humanity. He was the pioneer that laid the path allowing all mankind to be restored. Yes, all humanity has been given life because of Jesus’s death. When I think of all my savior went through in the shedding of his blood, and then death he endured it brings tears to my eyes. Jesus did this so all my sins, your sins, and every person’s sins would be washed away. This sacrifice Jesus made brings joy, hope, and peace into my life. God loved me so much he sent his only begotten son, the son of man, to die the death I deserve. I understand that Jesus was man enough to complete this mission. What is the good news? My savior is no longer in the grave. No, my friends, the man Jesus Christ is in heaven having been victorious over sin and death. Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God today acting as my high priest and mediator.
The religion of Christianity waters down the fact that Jesus was a man’s man. The waters down the fact that Jesus was man enough to save the whole world. Christianity portrays Jesus, whether intentional or not, as a beta male who is as always gentle, soft, meek, mild, and almost wimpy. In the pictures of Jesus, he is shown with long flowing feminine dirty blond hair and blue eyes with a hallo. Jesus in these pictures looks feminine rather than masculine. Jesus is portrayed as a slender Greek man rather than a Hebrew from Israel. Our savior was from the tribe of Judah and therefore Jewish. Jesus was not a European.
Jesus was humble but he was not a pretty boy. Jesus was strong as an ox, and masculine in nature. Jesus was a man’s man, a carpenter from Nazareth. Jesus expressed righteous anger when he threw the money changers out of his father’s house. In that episode, I believe Jesus kicked some serious butt, using physical force against those evil men.
Jesus was man enough to be in the wilderness alone for 40 days and 40 nights. Jesus was man enough to stand against the temptation of the evil one (Satan), cast out demons, and ultimately bore the sin of the whole world upon his shoulders. Jesus was man enough to hang on a cross for you and me before dying a horrible death. Jesus was man enough to be bold, he never backed down. Jesus was witty, he could debate, he was a man’s man.
Yet, Christian doctrine attacks Jesus the man and attributes all Jesus’s works and miracles to a dual nature. Christianity calls Jesus, God in the flesh often referring to him as God the son. Did, you know Jesus is never called God the son once in the scripture? There is a huge difference between being God the son and the Son of Man who is the Son of God.
Christian doctrine teaches Jesus was not a human man like me. Instead Christianity teaches, he was a God/Man. According to Christianity, Jesus was only a human being when it was required of him, but he was truly God in the flesh. In other words, Jesus’s humanity was for show because at his core, he was God in the form of man.
This dual nature of Jesus is known as the Hypostatic Union. I too use to believe this doctrine. I was raised in a traditional Christian home sitting under the teaching of the storied bible teacher, Dr. John McArthur. However, after studying the scripture and much prayer, I have been moved from the dual nature of Jesus position. I now believe Jesus was fully man and the living son of God.
In the coming pages, I will examine this doctrine of the Hypostatic Union to see if it is true. I will warn the readers now. Please do not believe me. Rather, seek for yourself to see if what I say is true. More importantly, test what you think you believe against the scripture.
There are many teachers, theologians, pastors, and clergy which tell you the lay person, what to believe. My good friend Rob Skiba says, “test all things and don’t believe me - I am a guy with strong opinions who reads books”. To that I agree, and ask the same.
I will warn you now, you will most likely experience extreme cognitive dissonance, which might have already happened, if you believe in a trinity, and the dual nature of Jesus. That is okay, I ask that you investigate what I am putting forth before condemning me. I will walk you through the scriptures and show you why I believe Jesus Christ is a man the son of the living God. I will show that Jesus is not Yahweh who incarnated himself.
If we are going to take scripture literally when it comes to cosmology, creation, the fall of man, giants coming from angels mating with human women, the great flood, a large tower being built to reach into heaven, the sun standing still, a donkey talking, a dude being thrown into the lion’s den without being eaten, and so on and so forth. Then we must be consistent when it comes to the nature of Jesus. We must understand the scripture says, plain and simple, Jesus is a man.
I believe there is power in the name of Jesus, but his name in Hebrew was Yeshua or translated into English Joshua. Therefore, from here forward I will refer to my savior as Yeshua.
Who is Yeshua? Over 81 times in the scripture, Yeshua is identified as the Son of Man. Paul calls him the man Christ Jesus in 1 Timothy 2:5. Yeshua was a messenger sent to humanity by Yahweh. How do I know this? The writer of Hebrews clearly tells me so in Hebrews chapter one. I will come back to that chapter later.
I ask, does Yeshua obeys his father, pray to his father, cry to his father, and eventually die for his father on behalf of humanity? The answer is yes, to all of the above. Was it possible for Yeshua to do all of these things as a man? Yes, Yeshua was man enough. Yeshua was a special man, a sinless man, and a unique man. Yeshua was the lamb slain for all humanity.
With this foundation, I ask, is Yeshua the same as Yahweh? According to Christianity absolutely, Yahweh is Yeshua and Yeshua is Yahweh in a duality. This idea finds its genesis not in scripture but rather pagan thought. Most pagan deities are trinitites or groups of many gods. It seems to be lost on most Christians that Yahweh, the one true God, said, “I am one” in Deuteronomy 6:4. However, this fact did not sway the Council of Nicaea from adopting this doctrine known as the duality of Christ in 325 AD. It was also there the idea of a trinity became ensconced into Christian thought.
So many church doctrines come not from the scripture, but from councils of men and their philosophies. These philosophies are put forth by these men as absolute truth. Then scripture is sought to support the philosophy or doctrine put forth. I believe this is backwards. Yet, this is how 95 percent of Christian theology is formed. We should scripture and agree with what it says taking it a face value. I have learned that metaphor is always explained in the scripture and is never left open for private interpretation.
After the council of Nicaea anyone who dared question the authority of the church and the duality of Yeshua, were killed for their belief. Yes, people were murdered for questioning the trinity and the duality of Yeshua. People have been murdered over a doctrine that is never taught directly and clearly in the whole of scripture. To this day both the Catholic Church and Protestant Church acknowledge, believe, and teach the doctrine of the trinity. Christianity admits this doctrine is a mystery of faith to be followed blindly without question.
In the 1500’s French reformer and theologian John Calvin came on the scene. Another reformer Michael Servetus questioned the idea of the trinity and boldly proclaimed Yeshua was the Son of man a human being. He rightly proclaimed Jesus was the son of God, a man, and a messenger of Yahweh. However, this was considered heresy by John Calvin.
Eventually Calvin had Servetus burned at the stake for heresy. Why was Servetus murdered? For questioning the theology of the trinity and the dual nature of Yeshua. John Calvin was an evil man, and his doctrines were just as evil. Calvinism should be rejected fully by any follower of Yeshua, and his God Yahweh. Please research Calvin because the church does not present the truth about the man and his murderous nature.
I understand that I will be hated, and people may want to murder me for seeking this truth out. Many Christians love Calvin having no idea who he was, and what his doctrine truly teaches. However, I am not afraid! I love my savior Yeshua who is the son of the only living God, Yahweh.
As I studied the scripture trinities, dualities, and the incarnation of God are not found or taught in scripture directly. In fact, it is the opposite, Yahweh is said to be one God who sent his only begotten Son, Yeshua to the world. The trinity or the dual nature of Yeshua was never taught by any apostle, prophet, or Yeshua himself.
Trinities, dualities, and the incarnation of God lead to many problems leaving Christians open for attack. The problems created by trinities and dualities must be overcome by philosophies of men, like John Calvin.
I have identified three core problems with this belief that Yeshua is God with a dual human nature. One, this belief supposes God dies. Two, this belief leaves God being tempted by Satan. Three, nowhere is scripture or prophecy is Yeshua ever directly identified as the father Yahweh. With these thoughts in mind, I want to dive into the nature of my savior and lord Yeshua.
The dual nature of Yeshua was brought to church doctrine to solve the problem of Yeshua being identified as a man in the New Testament. It is believed, by Christian theologians, that a man is not worthy to die for another man when it comes to salvation. Rather it is taught that only God could die for man, in the form of a man. Yet, this concept is not in scripture. In Genesis chapter three Yeshua was called the promised seed of Yahweh. I want you to hold that thought considering what it means to be a seed of something.
This teaching of a hypostatic union, when dealing with Yeshua, helps Christians explain the trinity and the second member of the godhead coming in human form. Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ (Yeshua) is God and therefore equal to God. Christians often call Jesus “God the son”. The term “God the son” is not biblical, but rather a pagan term applied to pagan gods like Hercules of the Greeks.
Christians believe Jesus always was, because he is God. Therefore, Jesus was not fully man but rather an incarnation of God. They believe Yeshua is God made flesh. Can you see how Yeshua’s humanity is being assaulted and relegated to obscurity with this teaching. The focus is off Yeshua the man and put onto the God Yeshua. Yet, the simple text of scripture says Yeshua is a man 81 times. Zero times does it say Yeshua is the father Yahweh.
Christianity makes Yeshua into God and exalts him above the father. Christians essentially make Yeshua the father in their doctrines. In fact, Christianity rarely talks about the father Yahweh, the one true God. He is replaced by their god Jesus Christ. Yahweh’s commandments are said to be a curse and are to be rejected as no longer necessary for righteous living. The Sabbath in replaced by the Lord’s Day which is Sunday so named after the sun god. Yahweh’s seven holy feasts are replaced by the pagan holidays Easter, and Christmas. Both days are based on pagan rituals of winter solstice, and Easter being the rebirth of the goddess Ishtar. Lent and good Friday are all about the death of Tamuz Ishtar’s son who was killed by a bore. Thus, on the day of rebirth a ham is eaten in honor of Tamuz the demi god. None of this has anything to do with my savior and lord Yeshua.
Yeshua becomes the focus, he is made God, and Yahweh’s law is replaced by what Christians calls the new law of Christ. Israel is replaced by the church who becomes the bride of Christ. The term Bride of Christ is never used in scripture. Rather, it is a made-up term of Christianity. That is for another blog.
This new law of Yeshua is defined by Christians as loving God, and loving others. Everthing else is filled in by passages taken from the New Testament only. These two basic laws of Christianity come for the Torah which is the Yahweh’s written law. They are not a new. In fact, they are a summary of Yahweh’s whole law. Yet, most Christians have no idea about that truth. Why? Because they never were taught.
Belief in these Christian doctrines brings about a promised salvation, a future rapture before God/Jesus returns, an avoidance of tribulation, and eternal life in heaven floating on clouds playing harps and singing. Meanwhile those who choose wrong will burn in hell for eternity or be obliterated in judgment. Yet, none of this is taught directly and succinctly in the scripture. In reality, Yahweh talks about restoration and judgment producing righteousness in scripture. This is idea is foreign to Christians. When presented it is rejected and met with outrage and anger.
To support ideas like eternal punishment, and trinities scriptures are plucked from different places to support man made doctrines like Calvinism, Dispensationalism, Hypostatic Unions, Trinities, and other fancy intellectual terms. These terms make a person believe they are inferior to the vaunted bible scholars who has have special insight above the average person. These men were called into ministry. This language exalts these people above others. Yet, the church structure we see in western nations looks nothing like the church presented in the book of Acts. Has anyone thought to ask why?
Lastly, the teaching of a dual nature of Yeshua is a good way for Christians to explain the many miracles performed by Yeshua during his ministry. They also believe it explains people praying to Yeshua, and the early Christians worshiping Yeshua in the book of Acts. Christians believe that no man could be worshiped or prayed to, so therefore Yeshua must be God.
Contrary to Christian teaching, I now believe all these can be explained without a trinity, or duality if a person takes the scripture at face value. Yeshua could be worshiped because Yahweh gave him all authority under heaven making him king. Yeshua inherited his father’s authority and power through his suffering and obedience. Therefore, Yeshua is my king, the prince of peace, and the mighty counselor. I worship him, pray in his name, and through him I have access to Yahweh and his power. Yeshua is my mediator or go between giving me access to the most high God. Amen!!
To believe the teaching of a trinity, and the duality of Yeshua one must believe he was not a literal man. Rather, a person must believe he was a God/Man, some type of a hybrid. Again, this is idea is never taught in any passage of scripture directly, about the nature of Yeshua. As I stated earlier, Yeshua is called the Son of Man 81 times in scripture.
The term son of man tells a reader the true nature of Yeshua. Yeshua is a human being just like you and me. Zero times, is Jesus ever called Yahweh, Jehovah, or God directly. There are scriptures Trinitarians point too which seem to say Yeshua is God. However, many of these passages are argued over by linguists all the time and can be explained without a duality.
A person must understand the Hebrew concept of the messenger agent, which I will come back to later.
Ignored by Trinitarians is the thousands of times from Genesis to Revelation where Yahweh is identified as one (singular) God, and he is referred to as him, I, and he. These are all singular personal pronouns used to describe Yahweh. If Yahweh is truly Yeshua, should not all these personal pronouns be plural in nature? According to Trinitarians and Christian doctrine Yeshua is the second member a three member God triad.
Also, ignored by Trinitarians are the many times Yeshua is called the son of God. The son of God is never called Yahweh. Rather we read about the son praying to Yahweh, and Yeshua calling Yahweh his father. Yahweh himself said “This is my son, in whom I am well pleased” when Yeshua was baptized by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:17). However, this statement of the father is ignored or relegated to allegory.
I can hear you saying, “John, what about John 1:1 that passage clearly says Jesus is God?” I ask, does it, or is that what you have been told to believe. I would refer you to this teaching which clarifies the truth about John 1:1. (www.biblicalunitarian.com; Does John 1:1 prove Jesus is God?) This might challenge what you have been taught in church.
People can infer, form this passage or that passage making the claim Yeshua is God. These claims are based purely on inference, and the churches interpretation of a limited number of passages as proof texts. The truth is, I could make the bible say anything I want by pulling verses together from everywhere. This is how most church doctrines have been constructed.
This idea of the dual nature of Yeshua goes against the words of Yeshua himself, the Apostle Paul, and Yahweh who all proclaimed Yeshua the son of God. I take what Yeshua and his father said literally. All through out Yeshua’s ministry he referred to himself as the Son of God. Therefore, I believe he is the Son of God. Why would I go any further? Yet, this is not sufficient for Christian theologians. Yeshua is not the son of God to Christians, he is God. Do you see the difference?
In Yeshua’s final temptation, what did he say to Satan? Yeshua said, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord (YHWH) your God, and Him (personal pronoun referring to the father) only you shall serve.’” (Matthew 4:10b) Who is the God, Yeshua referred to when rebuking Satan? It was Yahweh. Yeshua was not speaking about himself. No, he was speaking about his father. “You shall worship Yahweh your God, and HIM only you shall serve”.
If Yeshua was God why did he not say, “Satan, it is written, you shall fall and worship me for I am God in the flesh?” Yet, this is not what Yeshua said. He said “‘You shall worship the Lord (YWHW) your God, and Him only you shall serve.” Yeshua was clearly exalting his father Yahweh above himself. Note the personal pronoun him used to refer to Yahweh. This language indicates the him is Yahweh not Yeshua. This is the same in both the Greek and English text.
Do you remember how Satan addresses Yeshua when he came to tempt him? Satan says, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones to become bread.” Satan did not address Yeshua as Yahweh. Rather he addresses him as the son of God. If Yeshua was God in the flesh Satan must have known this fact. Yet, he calls Yeshua the Son of God. Was Satan playing the game, knowing he was really speaking to God? Did Satan know Yeshua could not be tempted? This is a huge problem.
With the idea of Yeshua as a duality, this exchange with Satan makes no sense. No matter how you try and explain it away, there is no way Yeshua could sin. Why? Because he was God. If Yeshua could not sin, why tempt him? Plus the bible says God cannot be tempted. You see the problem with the duality teaching? Even if Yeshua was wearing his man hat, and not the God hat, the God hat, would not allow him to sin.
I have struggled with this illogical teaching my whole life, because it makes no sense. I have asked countless bible teachers why Satan tempted Yeshua, knowing he could not sin. Guess what? I have never received a satisfactory answer. It was always chalked up to,
“well Jesus was God in the flesh so he had to face the temptations of men to make him credible and able to die for man’s sins.” Does that make sense to you? However, if Yeshua was a man, just like scripture says, then the whole temptation makes perfect sense. It also shows Yeshua as a faithful son who obeys his father perfectly. Yeshua did this, because he was man enough even in the worst conditions when most men would fail, to be found faithful.
Yeshua before his temptation had been in the wilderness fasting for 40 days and 40 nights. Yeshua must have been hungry. However, Yeshua was a man’s man and resisted the temptation of Satan to make the rocks into food. Yeshua said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (YHWH).”. Who was Yeshua referring? Again, Yeshua was not referring to himself, but rather to his father Yahweh.
In each temptation Yeshua resisted, not because he was wearing his God hat, but because he loved his father and was a faithful man. This is huge and should be an example for us to follow. You and I were born fallen, we can’t help but sin. Remember, Yeshua was different. He was a new creation in the womb of Mary. He was made without sin from his conception.
After the final temptation when Satan left Yeshua, he was worn out, run down, and in need of care. Because Yeshua was a man, the angels came and ministered to him after his stay in the wilderness. The angles came to help a human being, the son of God who was in need.
Yeshua had been found faithful and was moving closer to the fulfillment of his mission. If you read Matthew 4: 1-11 at face value, without bible scholar interpretation, do you come away with a mystical God/man? Or, do you come away seeing Yeshua, a human being, who was tempted by Satan and stood strong? Yeshua’s was a man’ s, man, resisting the temptation.
Yeshua, during his temptation, never claimed to be Yahweh. Nor did Satan address Yeshua as Yahweh. Yeshua identified his father as the one whom Satan serves. What a powerful statement.
With the teaching of the dual nature of Yeshua this whole episode in the life of Yeshua is relegated to allegory, or theological messaging. It was not a real temptation of a man who needed the strength of his heavenly father. Rather it was Yeshua/God in human flesh pretending to man so he could understand us before he died. However, because of his true nature as God, he could never really sin. Am I the only one who sees this as a huge problem?
I want to look briefly at the nature of Yeshua’s father, Yahweh. I will say there is only one God Yahweh, not two or three. Deuteronomy 6:4 could not be any clearer on that point. I do not believe Yeshua is some type of incarnation. This is what pagans believe about their false gods. Yahweh is God alone. Yeshua is the son of God.
The word for one in Deuteronomy 6:4 is the Hebrew word echad. Over 600 times the word echad is used in the Hebrew text, to mean the cardinal number one. Yet many scholars want to overlook this fact thus writing it off as insignificant. Instead they will say echad in Deuteronomy 6:4 means two halves which make one God. I ask, how is that a trinity? That would be two persons not three?
If we go with the law of first mention to understand the word echad, it is used in Genesis 1:5b meaning the first day. In other words, the first literal day of creation. Some theologians argue the word means a plurality of oneness in Genesis 1:5. They point to evening and morning being two parts equaling one day. They then equate that to God and the trinity. Again, God is three according to the trinity. So how does Genesis 1:5 prove or define a trinity? It makes no sense, now does it?
The word echad in Genesis 1:5 cannot mean a plurality of evening and morning. Why can’t this be true? Because the next day in Genesis 1:8 is called the second day. This is a system of counting: Day one, Day two, Day three, and so on. Correct me if I am wrong, but the cardinal number two comes after the cardinal number one?
Using the law of first mention, coupled with the use of echad meaning the cardinal number one over 600 times, I am going to say Yahweh is one (singular) God in Deuteronomy 6:4. That is the literal reading. Nothing in the text tells me this is figurative language, or theological messaging pointing to a trinity.
Many theologians use mental gymnastics claiming echad means a compound unity. I do not have time to show you the fallacy of this argument here. I will refer you to www.hebrew-streams.org and the word echad. Please search it out for yourself.
Yeshua’s arch enemy the anti-Christ is based on a demi-god known as Nimrod, Apollo, and Gilgamesh, among other names. This anti-Christ is said to be two thirds god and two thirds man according to mythology. Nimrod, in his demi-god status wants to be God. Yet, Yeshua always claimed to be the son of God. Yeshua never claimed to be a demi-god, or god like Nimrod. More importantly Yeshua never tried to equal himself to his father. He was always submitting himself to the will of his father in obedience. This is the exact opposite of Nimrod who is the anti-Christ trying to exalt himself as God.
Yeshua always deferred to his father, prayed to his father, and obeyed his father. Therefore, I do the same. Why? Because my savior Yeshua set the example for me to follow. Yeshua is the mediator, the high priest between all humanity and Yahweh. So, why would I believe Yeshua is really the father? Am I to believe this whole father son relationship is all allegory and not real? No, the words of scripture are clear, Yeshua and Yahweh are not one in the same. Yeshua is the Son of God!!!
Yeshua is the begotten of the father, the promised seed of Genesis three. Both the terms begotten and seed tell us Yeshua had a beginning. In fact, Yeshua, like Adam, and all humanity was created in his father’s image. Yeshua was created just like Adam. What is the difference between Adam and Yeshua? Adam was created from the dust of the ground as a fully grown adult male who sinned. Yeshua was created in the womb, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life. If you don’t believe me, maybe you will believe the angel who spoke to Mary. How is Yeshua announced by the angel Gabriel?
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the SON of the Highest; and the Lord (YHWH) God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” (Luke 1:30-33 NKJV)
Gabriel clearly identifies Yeshua as the son of God. It is foretold that Yeshua will be great, and he will sit on David’s throne. Gabriel says this authority is given to Yeshua by his father.
Later in the passage Gabriel says, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” Yeshua is the holy one, he is without sin, and he is the son of God.
Twice in this passage Yeshua is identified as the Son of God by the angel Gabriel. What more do we need to know about Yeshua’s nature? I guess Gabriel was mistaken, he should have said “God himself is in your womb Mary. God will be born in human flesh and you will call him the son of God, whose name will be Jesus.” If that is true nature of Yeshua why not say it directly?
Christian doctrine and the hypostatic union is an obfuscation of such simple prose found in Luke chapter one. This is true of many doctrines found in the religion of Christianity. They make no sense when you take scripture at face value. Bible teachers, scholars, pastors, always point to a hidden deeper meaning which you can only learn in seminary if you are called into ministry. These trained or indoctrinated men, go to a church and tell the people in the pews what to believe. The folks in the pew believe the pastor, bible scholar, or teacher because they are said to have a superior knowledge of the scripture. This is the reality of church today.
In John 3:16 we learn that Yeshua is the only begotten of the father. What does the word begotten mean in English? The word begotten means to cause something to happen or exist. To cause something, means it had a beginning. This one word, and its meaning, contradicts all the teaching of Yeshua’s duality and his preexistence as God. In case you are questioning the English, lets go back to the Greek word used by the Apostle John.
The Greek word for the begotten is monogenés. This word comes from two other Greek words monos and genos. Monos means one and genos mean offspring, family, or birth. This is affirmed in many lexicon’s, including Strong’s. So, in both English and Greek Yeshua is called the family or offspring, of the living God. You can go to bible gateway and see that all the translators are consistent in their translation of monogenés. Words have meaning as does language. Therefore, when the scripture says Yeshua is the begotten son, he is the begotten son. This is in perfect harmony with Yeshua’s description of himself.
Yeshua always claimed to be the Son of God or offspring of God. Yeshua was not alone: the doctor Luke, the Angel Gabriel, the Apostle John, the Apostle Paul, and Yahweh the father all called Yeshua the son of God. How many witnesses does a person need before they believe the true nature of Yeshua? I guess all these witnesses were truly not expressing the real nature of Yeshua. All these witnesses knew Yeshua was God in the flesh, but they all played along calling him the son of God for effect. However, he was not man but a God/Man a demi-god. I hope you are starting to see the problems with the teaching of Yeshua and his alleged two natures. Dualities and trinities are pagan ideas.
If Adam was man enough to bring sin into the world, was Yeshua man enough to bring life (Romans 5, 1 Corinthians 15)? I believe, Yeshua was man enough to bring life. I believe Yeshua is 100 percent a human being. He was created without sin by the power of Yahweh moving upon Mary. It was a creative act of Yahweh. This is what scripture says directly, clearly, and repeatedly.
Scripture further says Yeshua suffered, he feared, he prayed to his father, and he died. Folks, Yeshua pleaded with his father asking the cup of wrath to be removed from him. He was a man, a human being crying drops of blood in the garden. Wow, I cannot imagine what Yeshua must have been going through emotionally before his death. Yet, we are told he was God. It makes no sense why God would fear dying? God cannot die. Yahweh is I am. In other word’s he has no beginning and no end. He is the only eternal being.
Yeshua was a man’s, man who faced his fear with courage. Yeshua trusted his God Yahweh before he went to the cross. That is my savior and lord. That is why I love him and that is why I follow him, that is why Yeshua is my king. He is the redeemer just as was foretold.
When Yeshua was betrayed in the garden, did the crowd ask for God? No, Yeshua approached them and said “Whom do you seek?” (John 18) The crowd replied “Jesus of Nazareth.” What did Yeshua say, “I am he”. Yeshua was the man from Nazareth. Yeshua was not saying “I am God, Jesus of Nazareth”. No, he was saying “I am he” Jesus of Nazareth. So, simple and yet profound. However, this passage is twisted to mean Yeshua was all knowing. Why do people believe this interpretation?
Earlier in John 18:4 it is written saying, “Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him went and asked, ‘Whom do you seek’”. This phrase, “Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him” is used to say, “Yeshua is all knowing because he knew what they were going to do to him before he asked “Whom do you seek”. They surmise therefore, he is God. I ask, could this be read another way?
I ask, is it possible for a person to know what will happen to them, in certain situations, even though they are a human being? Do we, as humans have intuition about things in our lives? Are humans able to read people and know what is going to happen, based on circumstance? Does Yahweh speak to human beings, thus revealing things about the future to them before hand? For example, a prophet. Yeshua was the prophet like unto Moses was he not? Does Yahweh speak to people through his written word? Did Yeshua know and study the scriptures? Did Yeshua know he was the promised Messiah? Did Yeshua commune with his father in the wilderness and in prayer? Could it be Yahweh reveled these events to his son while he was in the wilderness? You see the answer to all these questions is yes. I believe Yahweh revealed all this to Yeshua beforehand so therefore he knew the time of his death. I do not believe Yeshua was not switching between his God hat and man hat.
You see this passage does not say Yeshua is God. It must be inferred by a preconceived notion without any other possibility being allowed for consideration. Yahweh reveals things to men all throughout scripture, including future events. Yet, we never believe these prophets to be God. Please consider what I am saying because it is possible. More importantly, I believe it is the truth.
Did you know Yeshua was made perfect through suffering? You are probably scratching your head thinking I have lost all my marbles. Read what the writer of Hebrews says about Yeshua and how he was made perfect.
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He (Yeshua) suffered death, so that by the grace of God (YHWH) He (Yeshua) might taste death for everyone. In bringing many sons to glory (us), it was fitting for God (YHWH), for whom and through whom all things exist, to make the pioneer of their salvation (Yeshua) perfect through suffering. 11 For both the One (Yeshua) who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are of the same family. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.… (Hebrews 2: 9-11 ESV)
What a beautiful passage. First, we learn that Yeshua was made a little lower than the angels. I am not a theologian, but I am pretty sure that being made lower in rank than the angels would disqualify one from being God. I ask does this passage say Yahweh made himself lower than the angels? Or does it say Yeshua was made lower than the angels? It says, Yeshua was “made” lower than the angels. The Greek word being used is this passage is elassón. According to the lexicons it means to make lower in rank. Therefore, Yeshua was lower in rank than the angels. It is taught in church that God made himself lower in rank to the angels. However, that is not what the passage says, now is it?
Secondly, Yeshua was crowned with glory and honor. If Yeshua was crowed it means he did not have it before. Why was Yeshua crowned? He was crowed because of his suffering according to the passage. First Yeshua was made lower in rank, then he was crowned. I ask, did Yahweh do all this to himself, or his own hand?
In this passage the writer makes a distinction between the father and son when he identifies Yahweh as the creator. According to Hebrews 2: 9-11 through whom and for whom do all things exist, Yeshua or Yahweh? If you answer this question, taking the passage as it is written, the only correct answer is Yahweh (God). Therefore, it is not Yeshua (the son) but his father.
Who was the beginning of our salvation, or the pioneer of our salvation, Yeshua or Yahweh? Yeshua was the beginning of our salvation when he died in our place. Yahweh laid out the plan, Yeshua by his faithfulness fulfilled it perfectly. Yeshua was sanctified by his father because he died for Yahweh.
Lastly, can Yahweh be crowned? No, Yahweh is already God the maker of all. To be crowned means, a person does not already have the crown. So, is the writer of Hebrews saying Yahweh is crowning himself? No, the writer is saying, Yeshua the son of Yahweh is crowned. Why was Yeshua crowned? Because he suffered and died. Did Yahweh suffer and die? Can Yahweh suffer and die? No, Yeshua suffered and died because he was man.
Another man, a perfect man, dies in our place. In other words, Adam sinned and brought death. Yeshua did not sin and brought life. Where have I heard that before? HMMMMM maybe the Apostle Paul? (1 Corinthians 15, Romans 5) Yeshua died, and was brought out of the grave by his father, given a glorified body, and is now in heaven sitting at the right hand of Yahweh. This is exactly what scripture says. Folks, this stuff is SOOOO simple a child can understand.
The whole book of Hebrews is all about Yeshua and his suffering. It takes theologians and clergy to make the simple complex. Men who consider themselves wise complicate scripture rather than allow it to speak for itself.
Yahweh’s grace was made known in Yeshua’s death. Yeshua’s death made him complete and perfect. I submit Yeshua was man enough to suffer and die for our sin. We are Yeshua’s brothers and sisters because we are all sons of God created in his image.
I want to go back to the idea of Yeshua and the promised seed. In Genesis three fifteen Yeshua is the promised seed, or zera in Hebrew. The Hebrew word zera means a sowing, seed, or offspring. A seed has a beginning and grows. The promised seed was Yeshua the son of the living God. Is this not what scripture is saying about Yeshua? Yeshua had a beginning, if I take the scripture at face value. I am not inferring or putting anything upon the passage. Rather, I am just reading what it says and accepting it at face value.
Too many this is blasphemy and cannot be accepted. I have been accused of denying Yeshua, and denying his father. I have been told I will burn in hell, and I am not saved. In fact, one person told me, I committed an unforgiveable sin by denying Jesus is God.
The idea of an unforgiveable sin is laughable. Why? Because if Yeshua paid the price for ALL sin then how can there be an unforgivable sin? In others words, Yeshua died for all sin except one, denying he is God in the flesh. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Folks, I am NOT denying either Yahweh or Yeshua. Yahweh is my God and Yeshua is his son my savior and king. Yeshua paid the price of sin which is death by shedding his blood. His father raised him from the dead and he is alive today. All this so I might live, when I believe in this age.
Yeshua is alive, he is my king, and Yahweh is my God. There is power in the name of Yeshua. Why? Because Yahweh has given Yeshua all authority under heaven. The power of God has been bestowed upon Yeshua. Is this not, what scripture say’s literally?
Yet, the church and Torah community complicates this truth turning it into an unknown mystery. They present a man of mystery with a dual nature. With the idea of a God/Man as their belief, Yeshua becomes a play actor, playing the part of a man, but he is not a man. Therefore, according to Christianity, Yeshua is not really a man, he is both man and God all at the same time. Huh??!!!
Yeshua always made a distinction between himself and his father. Yeshua was not alone in making this distinction. The Apostle Paul made this distinction clear in 1 Timothy 2:5 when he wrote, “For there is ONE God, and there is ONE mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus,”. (ESV) This one verse alone makes no sense if Yeshua is God. I ask, if Yahweh and Yeshua are the same, is God mediating to himself? If Yahweh is mediating to himself, why did Paul call Jesus Christ a man? If there are two beings, both Gods in heaven; how many Gods do you have? To say Yeshua is really God defies simple logic. It creates confusion and Paul ends up contradicting himself when he wrote 1 Timothy 2:5.
I am sorry, logic cannot be set aside for the doctrines of men, which came from church councils held centuries ago. The idea of the God/Man, and a trinity do not come from the scripture. They find their genesis in the catholic church not the word of God. These ideas are forced onto the scripture. If Yeshua is really God, then 1 Timothy 2:5 is not literal. In other words, it does not mean what is says.
If Yeshua is really a God/Man, then Yahweh is a mystery indeed. This is a mystery which defies human logic and reasoning. If this is true what do you with the passages like Romans 1:20 which say, “we can know God even though he is not seen”. I thought we all had seen God in the form of Yeshua? Did I miss something? The Hypostatic Union says we have seen God in the form of Yeshua. Paul says we can’t see God. Moses could not see God no man can see God. Why? Because if a man or women saw Yahweh face to face his glory and majesty would kill them instantly. So, which is it Christianity? We can either see God or cannot see God, but it cannot be both.
The church teaches we have seen God in Jesus Christ. Then turns around and says we cannot really know God or understand God’s true nature because it is a mystery of faith. I am sorry, Yahweh is not a God of mystery. The prophet Amos tells us, Yahweh has revealed all things to his prophets first (Amos 3:7). Does all mean all? Would that include Yahweh’s and Yeshua’s true nature? I argue it does.
Going back to 1 Timothy 2:5. For Paul’s writing to make sense, according to Christianity, God must have multiple personalities. In other words, Christianity teaches, 1 Timothy 2:5 says there is “one God and one man who is both God and Man all at the same time, but also a trinity. This second member a the trinity is the mediator between God and man. So you see, Paul is really saying Yeshua is God in 1 Timothy 2:5. Really, then why did Paul call Yeshua a man, and his father God? To my simple mind Paul is saying God is God, and Yeshua is the man mediating to God on our behalf.
There are so many problems created with this theology. I believe it is teachings like this which drive people away from Christianity. A person who can think, and read, will clearly see the distinction between Yeshua and his father all throughout scripture. If a person reads the scripture taking it at face value, they would come away believing Yeshua is the son of God.
I had a seminary student admit the words trinity or triune, as related to Yahweh and Yeshua, are never used in scripture. He also admitted the trinity or duality of Yeshua is never explained in the New testament, nor is it found in the old testament. He admitted this teaching had to be inferred by the proper interpretation of these passages which seems to hint to a trinity and the dual nature of Yeshua. Again, I am I the only person who has problem with this reasoning?
This old friend of mine also admitted that Jesus Christ is never mentioned by name in the old testament. He further admitted the New Testament writers make a clear distinction between Yeshua and his father. He said “we can’t understand God because we are only human. So, the father Son relationship is for our understanding, but it is NOT the true nature of the godhead”. He went on to describe the nature of the Godhead as a mystery which must be taken by faith. The amazing thing with this whole dialog, was my friend had no issue with any of this nonsense after admitting it is never taught or explained in scripture. He admitted it must inferred from a proper interpretation. Folks, this is nonsense cloaked as religious dogma that can only be learned in deep study with a highly-trained professional.
The scripture is clear. God is God and Yeshua is the Son of the God. Moses says in Deuteronomy 6:4 there is ONE God singular. Therefore, with a literal reading there can only be one God. There cannot be two, three, four, or more God’s.
Yeshua is the promised messiah. He is the offspring of Yahweh/Jehovah. Yeshua was created in the womb of Mary. Yeshua is the Son of God. I ask, is this not what the scripture says? I am sure there are many “Yah Butts” ringing in your head. Those “Yah Butts” are coming from your indoctrination, it is called cognitive dissonance.
Please consider 1 Corinthians 15:28. In this verse Yeshua submits himself to the father at the end of his reign as king. Yeshua is ruling over his father’s kingdom at the end of the age. When the kingdom is complete Yeshua turns the kingdom and all creation over to the father Yahweh. I ask, how can God submit to himself turning the kingdom over to himself? It makes no sense.
Yeshua on the other hand, can submit to his father because he is a man just as scripture says. Yeshua is the son of the living God who has been given all Gods authority. This truth makes perfect sense considering 1 Corinthians 15:28.
I ask, if Yeshua is really God, how could Yeshua become the first fruit sacrifice? Did God die? Did God raise himself from the dead? The scripture says, God raised Jesus from the dead in Acts 2:24. Curious, if Yeshua is God, why would it not say, “God raised himself from the dead?” Or is Acts 2:24 all an allegory and therefore not literal? Is this verse more messaging not really based in literal truth? Or does it mean Yeshua was dead, and Yahweh raised him out of the grave? Please engage your mind read passages, like 1 Timothy 2, 1 Corinthians 15, and Acts 2 at face value. Set aside what you have been told, and allow the words to speak for themselves.
If Yeshua is God, why is this relationship never explained directly in scripture? This is a question which cannot be answered by Christians. It is my opinion, it cannot be answered because there are many problems with a trinity or a duality when speaking of the one true God. Any belief that says Yeshua/Jesus Christ really is God, logically ends with more than one God. Therefore, logic must be suspended. The fact that Yahweh himself says he is one, is explained away by twisting the meaning of the Hebrew word echad in Deuteronomy 6:4, which I touched on earlier.
Many books, white papers, and blogs have been written trying to explain how God is two in one or three in one. Yet, it cannot be explained and is always boiled down to a mystery of faith. If one accepts that Jesus really is God, how do you deal with God dying? Scripture is clear, Yahweh cannot die because he has no beginning or end, he just is. The scripture also says Yahweh cannot be tempted. Yet, both happened to Jesus Christ, who supposedly is God in the flesh. How do you explain these facts away?
Mainstream Christianity knows this is a huge problem so therefore there must be an explanation. This explanation is what I have been referring to over the last pages. Please read part 2.
In closing, there is one God Yahweh, and his perfect son, Yeshua. Yeshua died so we might live. He is alive in heaven sitting at the right of Yahweh. His blood washed us all white as snow cleansing all from sin. I ask, will you repent and follow Yeshua is this age? If you do the kingdom of Yahweh is your reward. This kingdom will be ruled by God’s perfect son, the man Yeshua. He will sit on the throne of David in the New Jerusalem his perfect bride. We his followers are his spiritual body in this age and we will cloth the bride of Yeshua as we reign with him.
The Gospel of the Coming Kingdom
I have been writing recently about the nature of YHWH and his son Yeshua because I believe the church has been led astray and is worshipping a false god in the form of a Trinity. The Trinity is actually sun god worship clothed in Christian terms. The members of the Trinity are the gods of Babylon and Egypt, along with every other pagan religion all known by different names. All these dying and rising triune sun gods lead directly back to the unholy trinity of Nimrod, Semeramis and Tamuz. Compare pagan polytheistic Trinities to the one true God YHWH (Yahweh), who is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. YHWH defines himself repeatedly as one singular God and the only true God (Deuteronomy 6:4). The first commandment is clear we are to have no other gods before YHWH, period. The idea of three gods in some mystical god head stands directly against that first and greatest commandment. A trinity by definition is three gods, period end of discussion. Folks, 1+1+1=3 and YHWH is one not three, case closed. With the true nature of YHWH as our bedrock, what then is the gospel that is to be preached to the world?
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14 NKJV)
Matthew writes “this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world” I ask; what gospel will be preached in all the world? The gospel of the kingdom. Now compare this to the gospel being taught in almost every church today which says “believe in Jesus and be saved from hell.”
This gospel, believe in Jesus and you will go to heaven when you die thus escaping hell and eternal torment, is not the kingdom gospel preached by Yeshua. This alternate gospel message is followed by a message of hyper grace, a promise of escape from the world known as the rapture, and a rejection of anything which maybe Jewish, which includes most of the instructions of YHWH as given to Moses, the rejection of the seventh day Sabbath (i.e. Saturday), and rejection of the feasts of YHWH all found in the Torah. All this is replaced with every pagan festival including Christmas and Easter. The church today is selling an insurance plan to escape hell followed by read your bible, pray, go to church (the big building with lots of activities), give your tithe, do nice things for others, don’t curse, dance, or see rated “R” movies among many other thou shalt not’s on the church’s list of pet sin. Now compare this to the gospel which is to proclaimed in the gospels which says, “Repent for the kingdom of YHWH is at hand” (Matthew 3:2). This is the gospel which should be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations. John the Baptist proclaimed this Gospel as did Yeshua and Yeshua’s apostles. I would submit the church is preaching another gospel which says “believe in Jesus and be saved from hell and go straight to heaven when you die”. When was the last time any pastor ever preached “Repent for the Kingdom of YHWH is at hand? What is repentance? Repentance is turning from something and taking another course. When Yeshua healed and preached he would say “go and sin no more”. In other words, go and walk in obedience to YHWH because his kingdom is at hand. Wow compare that “to believe and go to heaven” for that it is a totally different gospel. Here is a warning given by Paul to the Corinthians about another gospel,
“For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!” (2 Corinthians 11:4 NKJV)
Paul is saying “hey, do not tolerate a different gospel being preached”. I ask, is another Yeshua/Jesus being preached today who supposedly un-did and abolished YHWH’s instruction found in the Torah? Is a different Yeshua being preached and hailed as YHWH himself a second God in a triune God head? Does the gospel being taught today echo what was preached by Yeshua and John the Baptist before him? You might be asking “But John, when did all this change? You might be asking “when did the gospel become an insurance policy against eternal torment and hell”? I believe that this change started in the first century as the Gnostics began to infiltrate the real church and the followers of the way. Gnostics teach that the spirit is inherently good and fleshly matter (i.e. the body) is inherently evil. Gnosticism stresses correct knowledge as the means by which a person’s spirit will enter heaven and escape hell. In fact, Gnosticism has flipped what the scripture says backwards 180 degrees out of phase. When YHWH finished creating the physical realm in which we live he called it “very good”. Your body, your flesh was created by YHWH and it is not the problem. The problem is your bent towards disobedience caused by the fall of Adam and the entering of death as a result. The tree of life was hidden from Adam and Eve when they were kicked out of the garden so death would not be made unchangeable. Even though humanity was sentenced to death every person can control their actions while alive in this age. Men and women know the difference between right and wrong, obedience and disobedience. All men both the righteous and unrighteous will all be judged before all creation is restored. This is possible because Yeshua paid the penalty of sin which was death. Yeshua paid this price for all men. Adam brought death and Yeshua brought life so all will be made alive. The will of YHWH is all men to be saved, can anyone stand against the will of YHWH? According to the religion of Christianity the answer is yes, man’s will is greater. Other Christian leaders like John MacArthur say, “God’s decree of election is secret” from his article “If God Desires All Men to Be Saved, Why Aren't They” November 19, 2015 from gty.org. MacArthur goes on to say, “He chose only the elect “out of the world”, and passed over the rest, leaving them to the damning consequences of their sin. The culpability for their damnation rests entirely on them because of their sin and rejection of God.” Wow so MacArthur’s is saying all men are born sinners from the womb and can’t save themselves but yet they are culpable for their rejection of God in an unforgivable sin of sorts. What, that's crazy? The sad thing, I use to believe that myself. MacArthur and may others believe some of mankind are called to election and others are born into damnation in a secret election. The sad reality is, that this ideology and belief is called a gospel of grace and good news. No, my friends that is injustice and a gospel of damnation. YHWH is a God of love and mercy who gave humanity Yeshua, his son created in womb of Mary by the power of YHWH, to be the Savior of the whole world.
Free will is not about the individual choosing their fate for eternity, but rather free will is all about being obedient or disobedient to YHWH’s instruction in this age today. Obedience is something the individual can actually control but death the individual cannot control, for all men will die. Believe today and walk in the light and you will inherit the kingdom of YHWH and be a part of the first resurrection at the end of the age. If the individual dies today having not believed they face the fiery judgment of the Lake of Fire, which is the second death and the death of death itself. Those individuals miss the final earthly Kingdom of Heaven and remain asleep in the grave. All mankind who have died, and missed the first resurrection, will be resurrected at the end of Yeshua’s rule and will be judged or rewarded for what they did in this age. This judgment will be miserable but in the end the fire will produce righteousness and all creation will be restored. You see Yeshua paid the penalty of humanities sin at the cross which was death and that payment was not conditional as Adams first sin was not conditional when it comes to the penalty of sin which is death. Yeshua’s blood was sprinkled on the mercy seat thus washing away the stain of sin of from all humanity. After the Kingdom of YHWH, death will no longer exist and will not have its sting because Yeshua will have puts it under his feet (1 Corinthians 15: 20-28). Death and Hades will be cast into the lake of fire and destroyed which is the second death, and ultimately the death of death itself (Revelation 20:14). YHWH will not lose a single human soul because he is a God of love and his will is all men to be saved each in their own order (1 Timothy 2:4). To sum it up, we as mankind are flawed because of sin and we have a death problem. This was as a result of the Adam’s singular sin back in the Garden of Eden. What is sin? Sin is disobedience to YHWH’s instruction which entered this realm by way of Lucifer’s initial deception of Adam and Eve but allowed by YHWH. All of this is a part of the gospel, the plan which we are to preach. The gospel is repentant for the coming kingdom of heaven is at hand. This means we as followers of the way need to call humanity to walk in obedience to YHWH the creator. The grace and mercy of God is central to the gospel and Paul did an amazing job laying that out in his letters but that message of grace alone is not full the gospel my friends but only one part.
To my fellow brother and sister this world was created for us mankind, and this earth is our home. Our creator YHWH, created it and everything in it for us and for our blessing. His kingdom is coming so “repent today and inherit the earth at the end of the age when our Messiah and King, Yeshua, returns and the House of Israel is re-united and all nations find greater joy because the kingdom of heaven has come. This kingdom come to earth is bringing joy to all men as proclaimed in Isaiah chapter nine. AMEN!!!
Yeshua the Son of God and the Son of Man
Who is Yeshua (Jesus Christ) and what is his nature? This is a question few Christians ever ask or even think to ask, but why? Most Christians assume their pastor knows more than they do and the Pastor has told them that Jesus is God the Son in some triune God head. Therefore, the Christian concludes it must be true because the authority said it is true without any independent thought. Pastors and theologians say the trinity is a mystery that cannot be fully understood and has to be accepted by faith. Yet, there is no passage or verse in the Hebrew scripture or New Testament manuscript which ever speaks of YHWH as three separate persons yet one. There have been translators who added extra words to passages like 1 John 5:7-8 to try and put a trinity into the New Testament but these additions are known to be false. The fact is, truly intellectually and honest biblical scholars agree 1 John 5:7-8, has been tampered with in the King James Bible. Most bible commentaries correctly state that words have been added to 1 John 5:7-8. Many of you may not know this, but in the King James Bible any added words by the translators are italicized, thus noting their addition to the text. Furthermore, no Jew today would even consider that the Hebrew scripture teaches anything about a trinity as being the true nature of YHWH. The Hebrew scripture is monotheistic and a trinity is polytheistic by definition. Every Jew knows, YHWH is one and there is no other as described in the Hebrew Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4).
Starting with the council of Nicea, the question of YHWH’s nature within Christianity became an issue of debate. As Greek and Roman paganism gained influence within the church, doctrines like the trinity, hell, and infant baptism also gained popularity. Up to that point the nature of YHWH and the idea of a trinity was never discussed or even contemplated by any of the apostles, the earlier church fathers, or Yeshua. The question of the trinity is really a question about the nature of Yeshua and his father YHWH. In the Hebrew scripture, was there ever a debate about the nature of YHWH among the Hebrew people or the prophets? Was there a debate among Yeshua’s disciples about YHWH being one God verses a three in one trinity? Did Yeshua ever claim to be YHWH and the second member of a trinity equal to YHWH? Are there two or three YHWH’s or just one? In fact, Yeshua over and over again claimed to be the Son of God. Yeshua was also called the Son of Man. This term “Son of Man” is used 79 times of Yeshua and demonstrates that the he alone was a man, the promised Messiah. Every Hebrew child was taught, and is taught to this day, the Hebrew Shema. The Shema found in Deuteronomy 6:4 states “YHWH is our God and he is one”. In fact, when Yeshua was question by a scribe in Mark twelve he did not claim to be God but he recited the Hebrew Shema. Mark 12:28 says the following,
“One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord (YHWH) our God, the Lord (YHWH) is one; 30 you shall love the Lord (YHWH) your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32 Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he (YHWH) is one, and besides him there is no other’; 33 and ‘to love him (YHWH) with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’—this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that no one dared to ask him any question.” (Mark 12: 28 - 34 NRSV)
What did Yeshua call the first commandment? “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord (YHWH) our God, the Lord (YHWH) is one.” Wow, what a statement by Yeshua about the first commandment clearly speaking about the nature of his father. This fact that YHWH is one stands opposed to pagan deities and their pantheons of gods and trinities. Notice Yeshua said YHWH is one and you shall love the Lord (capital L) with all your, soul, mind, and strength. What was the scribes response to Yeshua, “Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’—this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”. Then Yeshua added that the scribe was not far from the kingdom of God. Now think about this exchange between the scribe and Yeshua in light of the trinity as taught by the church today? Is there a problem whith Christian theology? John tells us that no one dared ask Yeshua about the greatest commandment ever again. In fact, Yeshua’s statement was so strong that when the religious leaders were calling for Yeshua’s death they never accused him of claiming to be YHWH. The Pharisees instead accused Yeshua of calling himself the Son of God the promised Messiah.
The Shema clearly states that YHWH is one God singular and not a plurality. This is true in English, Hebrew, and the Greek Septuagint. All throughout the scripture the personal pronoun used by YHWH when he is speaking of himself in scripture is I or I am. In Genesis 1 YHWH says “Let us make man in our Image” to whom is he referring? I believe scripture is clear that YHWH is referring to the Heavenly Council of Angels which I spelled out in another essay. The Hebrew word elohim can refer to other things other than YHWH himself. Elohim in its plural form is often used to refer to YHWH in terms of his plurality of majesty and glory. What blows me away, is that according to Trinitarians, the pronoun I and the word one actually mean three in one. The Trinitarian defines those words as a plurality of oneness. The Trinitarian says “God is really one essence but three persons, acting as one person in one mind” or something like that, it is all very confusing. Words like essence are not biblical in the least and are found in the mystery religions going back to Babylon not the Hebrew Scripture.
What I also find hard to believe is the fact, that there is no explanation of the trinity in the scripture, zero, zip, nada, not one and still the Trinitarians say the scripture clearly teaches a Trinity. In Orthodox Christianity, if a person denies the trinity they are branded a heretic and considered not saved, and headed for eternal damnation. If the trinity is such a central doctrine of Orthodox Christianity, especially as it relates to Salvation, don’t you think YHWH would make it crystal clear in his word? With that said, a person can pluck verses from here, there, and everywhere to construct an argument for a trinity making inferences that allude to a trinity saying the bible teaches a Trinity. An example given by many Christians goes as follows “we humans are three parts body, mind, and soul and since we are created like YHWH it is kind of how the trinity works, three things in one”. First off, mind and soul are not individual persons but rather parts of the whole person. When put together the mind and soul can be summed up as the human spirit or the nephesh in Hebrew. This analogy of a person being three parts to explain the trinity falls short because a body has more than three parts making up a whole person. No body part by themselves can function or would be considered a separate fully functioning individual. The mind needs a body and the spirit needs a mind and so on and so forth. These three parts of humans are not three separate beings as Trinitarians claim the God Head is, in its true nature. This reasoning is tantamount to saying a car is really three cars because there is an engine, a body, and a transmission, you see three in one. This concept of three in one is non sense and not logical.
In order to support a Trinity and other doctrine Orthodox Christians turn to verse plucking to support such doctrine. Verse plucking is nothing more than bringing a theological agenda to the table then using scripture to prove the theory. With this thinking I could say Peter the apostle is really the devil, Satan. You see in Revelation 12:9 it tells me the devil is Satan and Yeshua said to Peter get behind me Satan in Matthew 16:23. You see the Devil is really Peter and I can prove it with scripture. I know this is kind of absurd but this is what passes for Christian theology with many doctrines. A church council, a group of men sit around a table with ideas and philosophies about what the church ought to believe and teach. This council then debates and plucks verses from the bible that support the issues before having a vote and bingo Christian theology is born. This is how the doctrine of the trinity was born. The trinity was not a thought in the Christian world view until the year 381 at the First Council of Constantinople. It was there that the concept of the Holy Spirit also being a separate entity was introduced for the first time. From the time of Yeshua to the year 381 there was no trinity doctrine among the followers of Yeshua. Does any one besides me find that suspicious? I would think that such and important doctrine would be testified to starting in Genesis and be explained with an unbelievable clarity. I believe its important we get this right. We are called as believers to worship in spirit and in truth.
A majority of Christians today believe that Jesus is God incarnate, in human flesh. Up to 3 months ago I believed the same doctrine. Then while studying I asked several question. First, was this idea of YHWH becoming incarnate ever a theme of prophecy found in the Torah or the prophets? Is Yeshua actually YHWH just playing the role of a man as some type of God Man? Is YHWH play acting and therefore was never really man? Or, could it be that Yeshua is the promised Messiah which was foretold in the Torah and prophets the man of sorrows? Could it be that Yeshua was a messenger of YHWH announcing the coming kingdom of YHWH and a prophet? Could it be that Yeshua the Son of Man will one day sit on the throne of David after the House of Israel and the House of Judah are reunited by YHWH? Could it be that Yeshua is the second Adam and was created in the womb of Mary by the power of YHWH who became the savior of all? Could it be that Yeshua is just a human man like you and me, but a special man born of a virgin, who lived in perfect obedience to his father as an example for us to follow? Could it be that YHWH himself raised Yeshua from the grave on the third day? Could it be that Yeshua is now sitting at the right hand of YHWH in YHWH’s throne room above the circle of the earth? Could it be that Yeshua is waiting to return upon the order of his father and he does not know the time of his return? The answer to all the above questions is yes, it could be and I believe it is because the scripture tells me so.
In the religion of Christianity this issues of Yeshua and his true nature is just assumed. In this next section I want to explorer Yeshua’s true nature and test the assumed Christian position. Christianity teaches that Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) was on earth and simply God in human form. They say YHWH became a man, but was still fully God only functioning as man. This idea is Greek in origin and is found in Greek mythology not the Hebrew Scripture. Despite this fact, this idea of the God-Man is the common teaching taught in almost every church and to children in Sunday School. I ask, is it true and correct? I want to compare this teaching of the church to what Paul says in 1 Timothy 2:5 as he describes the nature of YHWH and his son Yeshua,
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,”
(1 Timothy 2:5 NKJV)
Paul states clearly there in one God (singular). I ask, if there is only one God YHWH, then how can there be three in one as Orthodox Christianity teaches? Do you see the contradiction within Christian thought, just from one simple verse? Christianity wants me to believe three persons is really one person. I ask, where is the idea of three in one in 1 Timothy 2:5? What does Paul say next in verse five “and one Mediator between God and men”. What?! One mediator between God and men; how can this be, if Yeshua is YHWH and YHWH is Yeshua than this statement by Paul makes no sense. It is clear that YHWH and Yeshua are not the same and this verse, simply states that fact. There is no interpretation needed to understand such simple words. Paul made a clear statement saying YHWH is God and the other one is the mediator. Paul makes it so simple that even a child should understand this concept being put forth by Paul. It is clear Paul is dealing with two separate persons God and the mediator. I will say it another way. With a plain reading of the English, without any interpretation, just taking the words on the page at face value Paul tells us there is one God (YHWH) and one mediator between God and men. These two individuals mentioned by Paul are separate from each other and each one has a specific role to play in YHWH’s master plan. Paul does not stop there; he tells Timothy exactly who the mediator is “the Man Christ Jesus”. Paul has established a truth about Yeshua as he was writing to Timothy. The Man Christ Jesus (Yeshua) is the mediator between God and man. Paul also proclaims in a clear manner that Yeshua is a man. If Yeshua was some kind of God-Man, then why did Paul not just say so directly? Yeshua is a man and he is the mediator between us (humans) and his father YHWH. Yeshua is the mediator for humanity because he is a man, Yeshua is the second Adam. I ask, how can YHWH be a mediator between himself and himself for mankind? To put it another way, is Yeshua God the son and God the father and the mediator, mediating to himself on our behalf? I also want to make clear that neither of the terms God the Son or God the Father are biblical; and furthermore it is ridiculous to think YHWH mediates to himself by himself. Dear reader, the thought that the father and the son are the same entity or person in some type of multiple personality scenario is a crime scene, it is a murdering of such simple prose as written by Paul in his first letter to Timothy. Paul was crystal clear that Yeshua is the mediator between us and YHWH and to that fact there is no debate. Paul was also clear that Yeshua is a man and to that fact there is no debate. To think otherwise requires mental gymnastics and is not logical and confusing. I ask, who is the father of lies and confusion? I’ll let you decide.
Next, I want to examine what Yeshua had to say about himself and his own nature. Remember, to establish truth, I need two or more independent witnesses who will confirm any set of given facts. I present my second witness, Yeshua himself. Paul tells us the exact nature of Yeshua; he is a man the second Adam like the first Adam in every way (Romans 5, 1 Corinthians 15). Yeshua was not just any man but he was born of a virgin minus the seed of a human man given in sexual intercourse (Luke 1). Yeshua was created by YHWH in Mary’s womb and walked in perfect obedience to his father because he was a new creation of YHWH just as Adam was at the beginning of creation in Genesis. Yeshua, the lamb became the sacrifice for sin in the shedding of his blood at Calvary. Yeshua, in John chapter eight when speaking to the Pharisees and confronting them about their desire to kill him, describes his nature in verse forty as follows,
“But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God…...”.
Yeshua just described himself as a man telling the Pharisees the truth about his nature and the message which he heard from YHWH. If Yeshua is YHWH how can he hear from YHWH? Yeshua, by his own testimony says he speaks for YHWH as a mouthpiece, which makes him a prophet of YHWH. I ask again, how can YHWH hear from himself? Yeshua is clear in his statement and there is no interpretation needed to understand what John wrote in this verse, Yeshua is a man who hears from YHWH.
In John chapter fifteen Yeshua is talking about himself and his father demonstrating that he walks in obedience to his father. It is interesting to point out that throughout this entire passage Yeshua never once calls himself YHWH or God. Would this not have been a perfect time to make clear the mystery of the trinity? Instead, Yeshua compares himself to his father talking about how he obeys his father and abides in his love. In verse ten Yeshua says “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.” If Yeshua is YHWH how does he keep his father’s commandments and abide in his love? Is Yeshua abiding in love of himself? Yeshua makes a clear distinction between YHWH and himself, no interpretation needed. On a side note, did Yeshua give a different commandment than his father? No, Yeshua did not give a different commandment or change his father’s law but rather Yeshua endorsed his father’s law and called people into obedience preaching the message of his coming kingdom. Yeshua loved his father and therefore kept his commandments. Yeshua’s commandments were to love YHWH and love your neighbor which is a quote of Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18. With this fact just stated by Yeshua, it puts he and his father in complete harmony. YHWH and Yeshua are in a father and son relationship. Yeshua in his ministry spoke for his father and repeated what his father gave to Moses on Mt. Sinai. This is why he could say he and his father are one because Yeshua spoke only what his father told him to speak. Yeshua then prophesied for YHWH and was the prophet like unto Moses, the promised Messiah. In verses thirteen thru fourteen Yeshua says “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” Yeshua here makes reference to his coming death describing himself as a man. In verse twenty-four Yeshua talking about his works says, “If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.” Again, Yeshua references himself as a man not a mystical God-Man. My conclusion is, that in each of these quotes Yeshua knew he was a man sent by YHWH and he clearly calls himself a man. Yeshua is making a clear distinction between himself and his father so no one will mistake him for his father. In verse twenty of John fifteen Yeshua says to the Pharisees that they “hate both me and my father”. I ask, is there any argument that this statement “me and my father” is clearly two separate persons and not one person as stated by Yeshua?
I have a third witness, the prophets found in the front of the book known as the Old Testament. The prophets talk about the coming Messiah but do they ever call the promised Messiah YHWH or God? Do they ever speak of YHWH as a trinity calling Yeshua the second member of the Triune God Head? Listed below is the witness of the prophets speaking of the coming Messiah lord Yeshua:
“3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Isaiah 53:3 KJV)
“For thus saith the LORD (YHWH); David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;” (Jeremiah 33:17 KJV)
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD (YHWH) of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. (Zechariah 13:7 KJV)
As note on the prophet Zechariah, Yeshua confirms that he is this man spoken of by the prophet when he says,
“ Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me (Yeshua) this night: for it is written, I (Yehsua) will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.” (Matthew 26:31 KJV)
I will give on last example the prophet Malachi,
“Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. 4 And he (Yeshua) shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD (YHWH), in the majesty of the name of the Lord (YHWH) his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he (Yeshua) be great unto the ends of the earth. 5 And this man (Yeshua) shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land….” (Malachi 5:3-5 KJV)
Wow, Malachi is speaking of a man to come who will bring peace on earth and he will be great unto the ends of the earth and YHWH will be his God. Who is that man you might ask? It is Yeshua (Jesus Christ) the second Adam. I ask, how can YHWH be Yeshua’s God if Yeshua really is YHWH? Do you see the contradiction between the relationship of father and son when it is claimed they are really the same?
This theme of Yeshua being the Son of Man who is the Son of God is all throughout what Christians call the New Testament and it has been testified to by John in his gospel, it has been testified to by Yeshua and again it has been testified to by the prophets of old. The term Son of Man by definition means Yeshua is a man, and to that fact there is no argument. There is another important witness to the fact that Yeshua is a man and that is John the Baptist who was the forerunner of Yeshua. In John 1:30 John the Baptist says,
“This is he of whom I said, after me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.” (John 1:30 KJV)
What a clear statement about Yeshua being a man coming after John the Baptist. It does not say God-Man, or YHWH becomes as man, no it says a man comes after me. In another article I will address preexistence, or the idea that Yeshua existed in heaven as YHWH as some claim. In short, Jewish thought about something being foreordained is not about preexistence but rather it would be understood as a picture of something or someone as existing as a future promise. Yeshua existed in the plan of YHWH from the foundation of the world and was announced in Genesis three by YHWH. It was foretold and promised that Yeshua would crush the head of the serpent and he was YHWH’s seed. The word seed means offspring. John the Baptist is saying, using Jewish thought, that there comes a man who has existed in YHWH’s plan and he was before me in YHWH’s plan and he is a man. Now put that together with Paul saying Yeshua is the second Adam and it paints a picture. Dr. Anthony Buzzard from his Article “The Nature of Preexistence in the New Testament” says,
“A Jewish and biblical conception of preexistence is most significant for Jesus’ understanding of himself as the Son of Man. The Son of Man is found in the book of Daniel. He "preexists" only in the sense that God grants us a vision of him in His Plan for the future. The Son of Man is a human being — that is what the words mean. Thus what John wants us to understand is that the human Messiah was in heaven before his birth (in God’s Plan) and was seen in Daniel’s vision of the future. (Dan. 7; John 6:62)”
This is the idea that John the Baptist had when he was speaking of Yeshua in John 1:30. Remember John the Baptist was a Jew not a Greek. Yeshua was also Jewish and not Greek but yet Christians present a Greek Jesus well meaning or not . Both John the Baptist and Yeshua thought and spoke like Jews and not like Greek’s. In John 10:41 the apostle writes, “but all things that John spake of this man (Yeshua) were true”. What a testimony to the ministry of John the Baptist the forerunner of Yeshua. All things spoken about Yeshua by John the Baptist are true. Yeshua was a special man a prophet who died for YHWH so YHWH would be satisfied. With Yeshua’s completed work, all of humanity will one day be restored in due time because this is the will of YHWH that no man may perish. Can any man, beast, or entity, including Lucifer thwart the will of YHWH? I’ll let you decide.
I want to go back to the Apostle Paul in closing. Christians love to quote Paul, somehow believing he preached that the law of YHWH as written by Moses has been abolished by Yeshua. They believe the New Covenant replaced the old. Most Christians believe there is a new law, that of Christ. Christians say this new law is only two commandments love God and love your neighbor. The command to love God is found in the Hebrew Shema and is a quote from Deuteronomy 6:5. The command to love your neighbor is a quote from Leviticus 19:18 and together they are a summation of the Ten Commandments, which instruct mankind on how to love their creator and love their fellow man. I want to remind you what is the first command, “ YHWH is our God and he is one” which is followed by love YHWH (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). I submit that Paul clearly understood Yeshua and his God, YHWH. Paul also clearly laid out the relationship between the father and son. Paul does not argue against YHWH but rather says you can follow his example, because he is following Yeshua, and Yeshua is obeying his father.
The New Covenant is better because there is no more sacrifice needed for sin. The Lamb paid the price but our appreciation and love is rooted in obedience. The gospel which Yeshua and later Paul taught is all about the coming kingdom of Yeshua and walking in obedience to our father in heaven. Entrance into the kingdom of Yeshua at the end of this age requires obedience. The good news is Yeshua’s kingdom is coming and he will soon return to set up his reign as our lord Messiah. The gospel is all about entrance into YHWH’s final kingdom at the end of this age and not some mystical Greek heaven playing a harp, wearing a toga, floating on a cloud with wings. Paul like the other apostles knew and understood that Yeshua was the Son of YHWH the promised Messiah. Yeshua was no common man, he was the promised Messiah, who came not to condemn the world, but to save the world (John 3:17). Paul understood this concept and understood what Yeshua preached. Paul and the other apostles preached the exact same message. There is no new law just a perfect sacrifice who came and conquered death bringing life to all mankind. In Acts 13:38 while preaching Paul said “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:”. Wow, through this man Yeshua is preached the forgiveness of sins. Paul says in Acts 17:31,
“Because he (YHWH) hath appointed a day, in the which he (YHHW) will judge the world in righteousness by that man (Yeshua) whom he (YHWH) hath ordained; whereof he (YHWH) hath given assurance unto all men, in that he (YHWH) hath raised him (Yeshua) from the dead.” (Acts 17:31 KJV)
Paul preached that YHWH appointed a day that he will judge the world in righteousness by the man Yeshua whom he (YHWH) hath ordained. Paul is crystal clear that Yeshua is a man and because he died all men are justified and YHWH will judge based on Yeshua’s completed work. Paul goes onto say that YHWH raised Yeshua from the grave. WOW, Yeshua did not raise himself, it was YHWH who did the work of raising his son, the Son of Man, from the grave. Paul in Romans 5:15 says “the gift of grace is by one man, Jesus the Christ.” I do not know how much more clarity a person needs to see that Yeshua was a man, not YHWH, but a man and savior of the world who is the Son of YHWH who gave the gift of grace. Yeshua was not just an ordinary man but was born of a virgin and he is lord (little l) Messiah over humankind. Yeshua will reign in Jerusalem in the seat of David when Israel is brought back into the land by the father and the house of Israel is re-united. Through this action the world will rejoice and bow in worship to their king, the lord Yeshua who is the true Christ the second Adam Savior of the world.
The writer of Hebrews (who may have been Paul) understood the nature of the Messiah Yeshua, please consider the following statements:
- “For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. (Hebrews 3:3 KJV)
- “But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.” (Hebrews 7:24 KJV)
- “For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.” (Hebrews 8:3 KJV)
- “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God;” (Hebrews 10:12 KJV)
I believe it is clear that Yeshua is a man, a very special man because he is the Son of God. Being the Son of God is a far cry from being God. Not one time did Yeshua ever claim to be God. In fact, he was crucified because he claimed to be the promised Messiah and the Son of God. The religious leaders wanted a political leader and Yeshua was bringing a spiritual kingdom with a promise of a future earthly kingdom. Yeshua threatened the religious leader’s authority and their establish religious system which is why he had to be killed. Is that any different than the church today? Would Yeshua who obeys his father, performs miracles, spends time with the prostitute, drug dealer, and homeless people, who also eats a clean diet, celebrates YHWH’s appointed times, and keeps the Sabbath (7th day of the week), and teaches people to so the same be accepted by Christians today? Again, I’ll let you decide.
Yeshua is very special indeed and was sent by YHWH to proclaim his coming kingdom. Yeshua in his proclamation of the coming kingdom was traveling around Israel and the surrounding area preaching about his kingdom calling people into obedience. It was later in his ministry when Yeshua spoke about his death, burial, and resurrection. In a sense that message of death and resurrection was the post script and his coming kingdom was the main script.
In my last article titled “The Tale of Two Adams” I talk about the concept of Yeshua being the second Adam. Yeshua like the first Adam was not produced with the seed of man but rather was created by YHWH himself. The first Adam in Genesis was formed from the dust of the ground, and the second Adam, Yeshua, in the womb of Mary. If Yeshua had come from the seed of Joseph, he would have been the son of Joseph. Yeshua did not come from Joseph but was formed by YHWH, when YHWH by his power moved upon the womb of Mary. It was then in that act of creation that YHWH created the promised seed which was the foreordained Messiah spoken of in Genesis three. Yeshua is a man exactly like the first Adam but unlike the first Adam because Yeshua walked in perfect obedience to his creator and God, YHWH. Yeshua came to establish his father’s kingdom on earth of which he will rule at the end of this age. The kingdom today is spiritual but the hope for mankind is found in Yeshua’s awaited return. When Yeshua comes back he will rule this world at the end of the age in perfect justice after destroying the New World of the Anti Christ.
Entrance into Yeshua’s final kingdom is found in obedience which comes after you believe in this age. Our sin problem, and death problem as a result of the first Adam’s sin was dealt with at the cross, when the lamb (Yeshua) paid the price with his blood. This act thus reversed the curse of permanent death given by the first Adam which was given to all men. And, because of the second Adam all men have life. You see, to have life today and gain entrance into the future earthly kingdom of Yeshua, you must believe today (John 3:16). Your proof of belief is found in your obedience. In other words, belief in Yeshua is manifest in your obedience which is born out of love for your king and lord Messiah, Yeshua the Son of YHWH. Because you believe in Yeshua he is then a mediator to YHWH thus allowing you to come back into fellowship with your creator YHWH today.
Obedience today is what makes you great in the future kingdom when we as believers rule with Yeshua. The wicked today will perish and be cut down and will not be allowed to enter into Yeshua’s kingdom just as scripture says. Does this mean they are lost for eternity? No, because in the end Yeshua puts death under his feet before making YHWH the all in all (1 Corinthians 15). Revelation 20:14 says death and Hades are cast into the Lake of Fire which is the second death. If death and Hades are gone, then by definition there can be no more death and no more hades or sheol. I believe in YHWH’s final judgment the wicked are made new by his divine fire which is a divine punishment meant to produce submission and righteousness. Once the wheat (the person) is separated from the chaff (sin) whether by belief today or judgement by fire “every knee will bow and confess Yeshua as lord”. Fire does not destroy but it changes what it burns into another form what we call ash. For example, fire does not destroy the log it changes the form of the log. The fire purifies the forest alloying new growth. I believe that YHWH destroys the world by fire to purify it so the promise of the new heaven and new earth is made possible (Revelation 21). In this rebirth there is no more death and no more tears on this earth. By definition, this means people can’t be dead, destroyed, or in eternal torment. All of YHWH’s original creation will be restored and made new. I ask, does all mean all, or does all only mean some. I believe Revelation twenty-one is after Yeshua’s reign as king and lord over this earth has ended. Yeshua at the end of his reign will give everything, including death, to YHWH making him the all and all. Why miss the kingdom today and why miss the chance to rule with Yeshua in the future? Believe, repent, be baptized and you will find joy and rest in Yeshua, while you await the final kingdom.
The Tale of Two Adams
The story of humanity is the story of two Adams. These two Adams have both influenced this world and all of mankind by each performing a single action which had far reaching results for mankind and creation. The first Adam by one act brought sin into the world. The second Adam by one act brought life and salvation into the world. The first Adam was not born of a woman but made from the dust of the ground. Once formed, YHWH breathed life into the first Adam’s lungs completing his masterpiece of creation. Seeing that man was lonely YHWH put Adam into a deep sleep and from his rib YHWH formed another beautiful creation, which became known as woman. Together Adam and Eve were to fill the earth with YHWH’s children all made in his likeness and image.
The second Adam was not made by the dust of the ground but was born of virgin and created by YHWH in the womb of a woman. The power of YHWH moved upon the womb of Mary and YHWH formed a child free from the stain of the first Adam’s sin. YHWH thus by passed the seed of fallen man replacing it with pure DNA that was found in the first Adam before his fall. Together with YHWH’s pure DNA and the fertile egg of a women, the second Adam was brought into this world and was 100% man. The second Adam was exactly like the first Adam before his disobedience, which resulted in death being brought unto YHWH’s creation. The second Adam is the Son of God who is also the Son of Man who became known to the world as Yeshua (salvation), or as many know him, Jesus Christ.
The story of these two Adams began in the beginning when YHWH created the heavens and the earth and that all that is in them. As YHWH looked down on his creation he saw that it was beautiful and he called his entire creation very good. YHWH’s final masterpiece was the creation of man which he made in his likeness and image. What an amazing statement of truth. When I step back and think about that statement, that I was made in YHWH’s likeness and image it makes me emotional. To think that God, YHWH the one true God, made me and you like him in every way, and we are YHWH’s offspring. I can feel, touch, taste, smell, hear, enjoy happiness, cry, become angry, and experience every human emotion all of which comes from my creator in heaven, my heavenly father YHWH. YHWH himself experiences everything I do and emotion is not sinful as many people believe. If emotion were sinful then YHWH is a sinner because YHWH lead men to write about his emotions found on the pages of scripture. YHWH gets angry, YHWH get jealous, YHWH cries, YHWH morns, YHWH rejoices, and we are like him in every way we are the apple of his eye. YHWH has no sin because he obeys his own law and he is the creator of all things in both heaven and on earth the visible and invisible.
What is sin? How does sin relate to the two Adams? The idea of sin is everywhere and it has many images attached to it in our society. Sin according to the modern Christians takes a very gnostic feel as being anything associated with human flesh and its pleasure. For example, in Baptist circles dancing, any consumption of alcohol, kissing or holding hands before marriage, wearing a dress that is to short, a swear word, going to a rated “R” movie, a tattoo, smoking, too much make up, not going to church, not praying enough, not being baptized, not reading your bible, not tithing, and a host of other things all are sinful for the Baptists as well as other Christians. Christians create their own list of do’s and don’ts based on the thoughts of other men because they reject YHWH’s instruction found in the Torah, which are the first five books of the bible. In fact, that which YHWH calls perfect, good, holy, and beautiful Christians today believe is a curse and the doctrine of demons and is considered bondage, when referring to the instructions penned by Moses as inspired by YHWH. This thinking leads to gnostic thought which is the view of sin held by most Christians in churches today. Gnostics believe and teach that any pleasure of the flesh is sin. The fact is, every manmade religion has its own lists of what it believes is sin and it is usually based on the particulars of that religions definition of godliness and right living all wrapped in some bible verse to prove their concept of sin. In many cases things labelled sin, by religious folks, are not sin at all but instead bad choices which can harm your physical body, and bring about pain and suffering including death. I believe the scripture, as given by YHWH to Moses on the mountain top, gives us YHWH’s definition of sin. Sin is disobedience to YHWH’s instructions. Let me say that again; Sin is disobedience to YHWH’s instructions. These instructions are found in the Torah which is the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture. With an understanding of sin, the life of the second Adam, named Yeshua, becomes crystal clear. It becomes clear because the second Adam corrected the sin of the first Adam and paved the way of restoration for all of YHWH’s creation in a single act of perfect obedience at the cross.
How did sin enter this world? After the creation of Adam and Eve, Adam was given one simple instruction by YHWH. That instruction was not to eat of one tree found in the Garden, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. In that same garden was another tree, the tree of life which Adam and Eve could eat from as much as they wanted. There were two trees, one which gave life and a second which gave knowledge of good and evil. The choice facing Adam was obedience verse disobedience it was that simple. YHWH has not changed his instructions or his desire for us to obey his instructions, despite what the church might teach. YHWH’s desire is the same today as it was 6000 years ago when it comes to obedience. YHWH’s instructions are easy and simple, yet I hear Christians say “they are so hard to obey”. The Christian solution is to disregard YHWH’s instruction and fall back on grace saying Jesus reversed the father and gave only two commands “love God and love others”. When Yeshua made this comment, was he not quoting the Torah? Did Yeshua not say, the entire instruction of YHWH hangs on these two principles? Do not these two principles break down into the ten as given by YHWH to Moses? How do I love YHWH and love others? By who’s definition YHWH’s or church doctrine? I’ll let you decide.
Eve was approached by Lucifer who was beautiful, and brilliant in the form of a serpent. Lucifer demonstrated wisdom and reason while questioning the simple instruction given by YHWH. Eve listened to Lucifer and began to question her creator. Lucifer wanted to create doubt in the mind of Eve about the fairness and righteousness of YHWH. Lucifer convinced Eve to believe that YHWH was holding her back and not allowing her to be all she could be. Lucifer convinced Eve YHWH was denying her the sacred knowledge only found in the one tree, from which she could not eat. Lucifer approached Eve knowing the influence she could have over Adam. Lucifer’s hope was to get Adam to disobey YHWH. Lucifer gave Eve hope of attaining greater knowledge, living forever, and most important becoming like YHWH himself. Lucifer, got Eve to question the nature of YHWH convincing her to take the forbidden fruit to Adam. Eve having been influenced by the slick tongue and beauty of Lucifer went to Adam and presented him the fruit from the forbidden tree.
There was no disobedience at this point, just a questioning of YHWH and his simple instruction. The fate of Adam’s offspring stood in the balance as Adam decided what he was going to do with this temptation. The question, to obey or disobey YHWH hung in the balance? Would Adam obey and tell Eve “no my love, we cannot partake and eat of this fruit, because YHWH has forbidden it”, thus reminding Eve of YHWH’s love and companionship they experienced daily in the garden. On the other hand, Adam could follow the lead of Eve and eat in disobedience to YHWH allowing the deception presented by Lucifer to be acted upon in his act of disobedience. Adam could have taken the fruit from Eve and discarded in an act of leadership, walking in full obedience to his creator. At that moment Adam would have been found faithful and continued in fellowship with YHWH in the garden. Instead, Adam choose to eat the fruit in complete disregard for YHWH’s simple instruction. In this one act of disobedience, Adam plunged the rest of humanity into a state of death. The law of sin and death would take hold of all humanity being passed from generation to generation till the end of this age. This first act of disobedience changed human DNA coding putting in a flaw, thus corrupting mankind’s image. This corruption is passed from every man when his seed meets the egg of the woman as the two become one flesh thus corrupting every child born of the children of men. This corruption is outside of my control and your control and was decided for us by the first Adam. Did you or I have any say in our fallen sinful state as human beings? When you were born you were corrupted from conception in your mother’s womb and you were in need of saving. There is no way for you or I to change our sin gene and bring ourselves back to the beautiful state of the first Adam before his disobedience. The many born after Adam, which is all except for Yeshua, are all fallen and in need of a Savior. There had to be another, a second Adam exactly like the first, to correct the sin left by the first Adam in disobedience. The second Adam would have to walk in perfect obedience to his father instruction in order to save mankind.
What is sin? Sin is simply disobedience to YHWH’s instructions. I will say it again; Sin is simply disobedience to YHWH’s instruction. By one man (Adam) sin entered into the world. Along with sin came death plunging this new creation into a fallen state. It was a singular act which lead to many acts of disobedience by future men. Lucifer there in the garden won a small victory that he believed would lead him to victory allowing him to be set up as God because YHWH would have to destroy his creation because of sin.
YHWH had a plan and that plan included a second Adam which would be created in the womb of a woman and then would be born into this world as the savior of the world. The singular act of the second Adam would reverse the singular act of the first Adam. The second Adam would walk in perfect obedience to his father in heaven. The second Adam would have all his father’s power, and he would speak on his father’s behalf. The second Adam set an example for us to follow as he paved a way for humanity to be restored along with all of YHWH’s creation. The story of the two Adam’s is the greatest story ever told and the Hebrew people who came from Abraham would give humanity the second Adam thus saving all creation. The second Adam came through the linage of king David through the tribe of Judah and was born of a virgin. The second Adam is the savior of the whole the world and is the promised Messiah, the prophet like unto Moses. The first Adam sinned against his creator thus giving all humanity and creation death. The second Adam walked in obedience, died shedding his blood which was sprinkled on the mercy seat in heaven. Yeshua, the second Adam was brought back from death by his father YHWH, conquering the grave and reversing the law of sin and death. Yeshua is now the king over all creation and is awaiting his return to claim his throne near the end of this age. Yeshua does not know when he will return, but when his father says go, Yeshua along with an army of angles will come back as the dome is opened up, which covers the earth, and sky is rolled back like a scroll. Yeshua is coming back to claim his throne and kingship over his father’s creation to set up his kingdom upon this earth. Yeshua, the second Adam, became the first fruit offering giving all humanity life preparing the way for restoration after his Kingdom and the last enemy of humanity death is destroyed and cast into the Lake of Fire, which is the second death. Both these acts had nothing to do with you or me and everything to do with YHWH and his plan for grace and the restoration of his creation.
You and I have a choice. We can believe today trusting what happened is true, finding spiritual life in this age as promised in John 3:16. When you and I believe we gain access to all the power of YHWH as promised in Philippians chapter one. All we have to do is pray and walk faithfully to have YHWH’s power. Yeshua, the second Adam, promised we could do even greater things than he if we have faith. On the other hand, you and I can reject the second Adam and forfeit the blessing for today plunging ourselves into further rebellion. This rebellion leads to a severe punishment in the Lake of Fire thus missing Yeshua’s righteous reign as King. Yeshua spoke of this road and said it was broad and it was the path to destruction. Yeshua said narrow is the gate which leads to righteousness and it is a path of obedience which is also faithfulness. In the end YHWH said his desire is to draw all men unto himself, each in their own order. Some will come willingly today and others by the fire of judgment experiencing the wrath of YHWH, but both will be restored in the work of Yeshua at the cross.
Fire purifies, and that is why the world will be destroyed by fire in judgment. The earth needs to be purified before it is restored in a new creation with no more death and no more tears. Humanity is a part of creation and will also be restored as promised in the scripture. Is it not true, that in the end every knee will bow confessing Yeshua as Lord? When you and I realize that this story has nothing to do with us but everything to do with our creator YHWH and his love for his creation; then our desire should be to obey our father in heaven. Yeshua came to save us all so we can have spiritual life walking in simple obedience. No man or his manmade law has power over you in a spiritual sense. The measure of our faithfulness is found in our willingness to obey our father in heaven and his instruction found in scripture. You and I should want to obey out of love for YHWH. YHWH sent his son, the second Adam, who saved us from permeant death and separation from YHWH for all the ages to come. This work was accomplished a part from you and me, and we had no say in either condition life or death. The decision was made by the two Adam’s for us in both cases. Our only decision is to obey or disobey in this age. I ask you reader, will you walk in obedience and obey your father in heaven choosing life? Remember YHWH is sitting just above the circle of the earth looking down from heaven watching everything we all do. He is not far away in some ever expanding universe but is very close to his creation. Dear friends, the good news of the gospel is this, Yeshua, the second Adam, died shedding his blood so all the world will have life reversing the curse of the first Adam. This is the tale of two Adam’s, will you believe?
Why I Reject Traditional Christianity
In 2015 I came to a decision that I fully rejected the false religion known as Christianity. I do not reject YHWH or his son Yeshua but the religion known as Christianity. I do so for many reasons and I will lay those reasons out in this blog.
I grew up in what many would call a Christian home and it was a good home. My parents loved each other and treated me, their only son, as the most precious gift one could ask for. In fact that is why I am named John which means “God’s special gift”. I grew up sitting under a leader, a giant in the Christian world John McArthur who is considered to be one of the best bible teachers to ever live. If the church doors where open it felt like my family was always there. We had Christian dogs, Christian Cars, Christian food, everything was Christian. There was nothing in our home that was not Christian. We prayed before we ate, we went to church twice on Sunday and Awana on Wednesday night. My dad was a deacon, and head usher for many years and he also served in Awana. My father is to this day a good man and loves YHWH in heaven and his son Yeshua (Jesus Christ). My mom is a saint and a wonderful mother who took care of me while teaching full time. Mom and Dad have always set a good example for me to follow and for that I am forever grateful.
I followed in my father’s footsteps and at age sixteen I was ushering next to my dad each Sunday morning at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Ca. I completed the full Awana program and earned my Citation Award. I was a good Christian boy saying and doing all the right things not realizing how self-righteous I actually was in my youth. My weakness and still to this day is women. In my senior year in High School I got my high school girlfriend pregnant before she left for the United States Naval Academy. Sadly, Janelle did not know she was pregnant and got really sick and was hospitalized during her basic training. In late July 1993 I received a phone call from the Rear Admiral assigned to the United States Naval Academy informing me of Janelle’s condition. As I received the phone call I was fearful something bad had happened to Janelle. The Admiral told me that Janelle would be just fine, but I was to no longer contact her and I was to pay all her medical bills. He went on to say that if I agreed to these terms Janelle would be allowed to stay in the United States Navy. Of course, I agreed immediately to his demands and thus ended that chapter of my life which could have made things much different than they are today.
The reason I tell this story is because I like every other person on this earth, have experienced the results of bad decisions. Bad decisions are a part of the human experience. When YHWH created us he gave us mankind the ability to think and make decisions. YHWH gave us the ability to reason, and solve problems, and to create. The Hebrew Scripture tells us that YHWH created the first man in his image (Genesis 1:28). The Hebrew word used in Genesis is tselem and means likeness. In other words we are like our creator. With this statement many in the Christian religion would agree but most go on to say we were created perfect. Is this a true statement? I would submit no, this assertion that man was created perfect is a false premise read into the passage of Genesis one. I say this because the idea of man’s perfection is not found in the creation account of Genesis one. After YHWH created man he said man was made very “good”. The Hebrew word for good is tub. Tub like its English counterpart “good” means to be desired or approved of. What are some synonyms of the word “good” in English? Words like healthy, fine, strong, vigorous, exceptional, marvelous, and top-notch. What I find interesting, is the word “perfect” or “perfection” is not mentioned as being a synonym of the word good. Yet most Christians proclaim the Bible says we were created perfect before the fall. What Genesis actually says is we are created good and in the likeness of our creator YHWH. This is subtle but can be very deceptive and entire theologies have been built around this false premise namely Calvinism. Please read Genesis one and see the nature of YHWH’s creation. This is just one example of many things found in the Christian religion which are falsehoods mixed with truth found in scripture. A good liar tells some truth with his lie to make it more believable.
The problem with the Christian Religion is that for centuries lies have been passed down and true followers of Yeshua have had pagan ideals interwoven throughout the truths of scripture. I study the book we call the bible and I believe that the Torah, the prophets, and writings are the scriptures spoken of by Paul, the apostles, and later the followers of Yeshua, who Christians call Jesus or Christ. Yeshua himself most likely used what we call the Greek Septuagint version of the Hebrew Scriptures and began studying the scripture at an early age. By age twelve he was teaching in the synagogues sitting with the scribes and Pharisees. Yeshua knew the Torah and was teaching others his father’s instruction. Yeshua was like a walking Torah.
The back half of the book known as the Bible, contains the New Testament which is a commentary of sorts, an explanation of the Torah written by the disciples and apostles after Yeshua ascended into heaven. The four gospels give us the story and history of Yeshua but they were not written to replace or change any part of the Torah or prophets, or YHWH’s law. The gospels show how Yeshua fulfilled the many promises found in the Torah and they show that Yeshua was the prophet like unto Moses that would come to the nation Israel. Yeshua is the son of God and he walked among us and was a man no different than me and you other than fact he obeyed his father perfectly which made him without sin. Yeshua is called by Paul the second Adam which is truly an amazing statement about the nature of Yeshua. Paul also parallels him to Adam in Romans five, and First Corinthians fifteen showing how Yeshua reversed the curse of death brought by Adam as he, Yeshua, brought life to all men.
The apostle Paul, a former Pharisee himself, was writing letters of explanation too many churches he planted explaining the Torah and how to follow after Yeshua in the way, truth, and the life. Paul was not rewriting Torah, changing Torah, or contradicting YHWH in any way despite the teachings of Christianity. The concepts and ideas found in the writings of Paul, and the disciples find their roots in the front of the book which is the Torah, the prophets, and writings. When Paul says “all scripture is inspired by YHWH” he is not talking about his writings or any New Testament book. Paul is referring to the Torah, the prophets, and the writings. This is an important idea to grasp and leads me to discuss the book we call the Bible.
This concept of the Holy Bible bound in leather starting in Genesis and ending with Revelation as some divine book with only 66 books is yet again a false pretense accepted by modern Christians. The Bible does contain the divinely inspired Hebrew Scripture but this collection of 66 books was determined by men during church councils staring with the council of Nicaea in about 325 AD. The 66 book known as the Bible was compiled by men and no verse or passage in the Hebrew Scripture ever tells men to make a 66 book called the Bible. Yes, you read that correctly, the 66 book Bible was put together by men and finds its roots in Roman Catholicism dating back to the Old Roman Empire. It is a fact, that the Bible has changed and books have been put in and taken out over the centuries all determined by councils of man who were said to be smarter and wiser than the average person. These men were said to be chosen and inspired to create this book known as the Bible. If this is true, then why was there no directive by YHWH to create such a book? To the King James only crowd, no English version of the 66 bible is free from translator interpretation and is the only God inspired text preserved by God. I love the King James Bible and it is what I grew up on but that does not change this plain fact. I have the 1611 version of the King James which still includes the Apocrypha which has since been taken out of the Bible making it a 66 book bible. Did you know that the King James Bible removes the name of YHWH and replaces it with the generic title lord about 6000 times? Not to mention the torture of the Greek word aion and the Hebrew word olam which means “age” in English. The word closest to aion in English is the word “eon” and not the word eternal or everlasting. In my new book The House United I cover this topic at great length.
Another truth about the 66 book Bible is that there is no original New Testament text but only 5000 manuscripts or copies of the original text handed down over the centuries. I am going to say that again, there is no original New Testament Text but rather 5000 copies of the original texts that were handed down starting in the late first century. These copies of copies are compiled from copies found in both the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Western Catholic Church. There is a lot of debate as to which copies are better but for me I use multiple English translations and try to cross reference passages referring back to Lexicons and other study tools which help me understand the meaning of Greek and Hebrew text cutting through the thoughts and additions of translators. The internet and study tools allow a person like myself to discover the truth hidden by men who call themselves clergy and theologians trying to dazzle people, like myself, with their academic pedigree.
Ideas like the Trinity, and Eternal Torment in hell are completely pagan concepts and have found their way into Christian thought. These two concepts by way are not found in the inspired writings of Moses and the prophets, but rather the scribes and theologians of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th centuries right through the middle ages all the way to today who put these ideas into the various translations. I really like and respect the work of the great church father Origen but he was dead wrong on his idea of the trinity and borrowed much of his thought from Greek philosophy. In fact, no man or women, has it all figured out and that is why I study to show myself approved as a workman needing not to be ashamed rightly handling YHWH’s written word found in the scriptures. Even with that desire I know for a fact I don’t have it all figured out. That is why I am on a quest for truth to borrow a phrase from friends Rob Skiba and Douglas Hamp.
I do not claim to have everything figured out as I am still on a quest to learn more about the creator YHWH and the true nature of his creation. What I do know, is that many of things I was taught in church, and in school as truth was “Christian” propaganda filled with some truth hidden between crafty lies in an attempt to control me and my thoughts. I was taught never to question the authority of church leaders because they are ordained by God and I am to honor them. I believe that these lies passed down are not intentional but a result of ignorance passing from man to man. As a child I was taught not to question but rather to believe on good faith that what was being taught by the pastors, and teachers was true. I was taught that these men of God were called by God to lord over me and teach me because they had special insight I did not possess. However, there is an awaking to these lies and many people are coming out of this deception and leaving the mainstream church in groves.
Man-made science replaces YHWH with gods like gravity, and the process of evolution, to make us small and insignificant in what they say is an every expanding random universe. Instead of contending for truth and defending the scripture, the church accepts the pretense set forth by the religion known as science fitting this manmade pseudo-science into the scripture. YHWH the one true God and creator says you live in a closed system under a dome, known as the firmament, where the sun, moon, and stars were all placed inside the firmament on the 4th day of creation and they are for signs and seasons (Genesis 1). Yet, Christians reject this for a heliocentric spinning ball, hurling through random space in an ever expanding universe which all came about by chance from a big bang caused by gravity. Yet, there are no facts to support such a theory. If I were to get two scientist into a room and ask them to describe gravity, and then ask them to show an experiment proving the theory of gravity thus making it fact what would happen? First, neither scientist would be able to agree on what gravity actually is nor second neither will they be able to prove the theory of gravity with any scientific experiment. Our world is quite simple if you take the scripture literally, there is up and there is down. However, on a ball there is no up and no down. The scripture says heaven is up and Sheol is down below the earth. The scripture also says that YHWH the creator sits above this earth looking down from heaven gazing upon the circle of the earth and he sees us as grass hoppers. The scripture says our earth is carved into the face of something and it is fixed and immovable set on pillars and is likened unto a footstool for YHWH to set his feet. Sadly, the Christian religion today denies such simple truth and instead believes and accepts human thought, science, and wisdom as being above the book they say is the inspired word of God. In fact most Christians say the Bible is not a science book or a book of physics it is a spiritual book and has no place in science. Most good Christians place their trust in NASA and the governments of the world because they have it all figured out and of course they would never lie about anything. You see these writers of the bible could not go to the moon and take pictures of the spinning ball like our generation. We now know that those men who wrote the scripture had no knowledge of spinning balls, gravity, and physics, like we do today, they were simple men who wrote in simple terms with no understanding of science. They used language and terms to describe what they perceived using their five senses based on observation but did so in the ignorance of truth because they had no idea about science and how things really work in this spinning world. Don’t you know the writers of scripture were not far removed from cave men and monkeys from which we all evolved? Thought like this plagues the church like a cancer and is devouring the body known as the protestant church along with most of humanity who are trapped in a Matrix like system. These subtle changes with the acceptance of man’s wisdom over the written word of YHWH leads men away from their creator.
The religion called Christianity, finds its roots in pagan Rome starting with Constantine the Roman emperor and coming through the middle ages and the great reformation which started with Martin Luther. In early Rome the word Christian was a slur and a put down much like terms used to today to slander certain religions or people groups. Before Constantine Christians’ were under ground and persecuted for following the way.
In the early church during the time of Paul there was among the true followers of Yeshua false teaching finding its way into the true church through false teachers. The Apostle Paul was warning of the wolves leading sheep away from Yeshua and away from following Yeshua’s lead in obedience to YHWH. However, by the time of Constantine these followers of Yeshua (Jesus Christ) found favor with the emperor who was trying to hold his empire together. Constantine was said to have become a Christian and he made Christianity the official religion of Rome thus the pagan roots where beginning to be solidified inside the true church. Constantine threw out anything Jewish and replaced those celebrations with Pagan feasts and festivals which we still obverse today. Pagan ideas were not new to the small sect known as the followers of Yeshua who were constantly having to deal with false Christs during the time immediately following the ascension of Yeshua. This is why Paul and the apostles had to write letters warning of such things which we now call the New Testament. There was much pagan and Jewish influence upon the early church trying to bring in manmade rules and traditions and things like circumcision which had to be done in order to be saved. Also, during the time following the ascension of Yeshua there was a rise in Gnosticism, Docetism, and Trinitarianism among other false teaching finding their way into the true church. If you were Lucifer and you lost the war at the cross where would you attack? I would attack the real church trying to lead people away from obedience and attempting to hide the name of YHWH. Is this not exactly what has happened leading to the nameless god worship we have today in modern churches? Sadly, most Christians don’t know the name of their God YHWH, and most substitute the title Christ for the name of Yeshua, which is Jesus in the English transliteration. Christ and Lord are not names my dear friends they are simply titles.
Did YHWH send his son to create a religion or make a way to save his creation? I believe the problem is religion. Religion as defined by Webster’s means a belief in a god or gods and the organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship an induvial god or a group of gods. In a strict sense belief in YHWH and his son Yeshua would be a religion of sorts. However, the way to worship and honor our creator YHWH was not made up by men but rather given to us in the instructions that were given to Moses on Mt Sinai by YHWH himself. The ten bullet points of YHWH’s law was written by the finger of YHWH himself on two tablets known as the Ten Commandments. These commandments were a summary of the Torah and were instructions on how to love YHWH and love your fellow man.
There is only one God and he has declared that he is “YHWH”. He was the creator and always has been the one in control of everything. The Hebrew’s would repeat the Shema found in Deuteronomy 6:4 twice daily reminding them that YHWH is there God and he is one, and they were to love him.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord (YHWH) our God, the Lord (YHWH) is one.5 Love (YHWH) the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Duet 6:4)
My friends when the apostle Paul says to Timothy, “raise your children to follow after YHWH”, he is reminding Timothy to remember YHWH and his statues and precepts which are only found in the Torah. When Paul says all scripture is inspired by YHWH he is referring to the Torah, prophets, and writings of the Hebrew people which is one nation made up of twelve tribes which have been divided and ten of those tribes have been completely lost. Paul is not talking about the New Testament books we have today despite what the church teaches and believes.
I believe the number one problem of the Christian Religion is a rejection of YHWH’s instructions. These instructions have been rejected in favor of manmade rules and regulations based on man’s interpretation of the New Testament. In an effort to define righteous living apart from the Law of Moses (i.e. the law of YHWH) there is an out right rejection of the Torah as has having any relevance in the life of the “Christian” today. Most Christians say they only commandments are to love God, and love your neighbor. If the Christian is asked how to define that love you would get their personal belief based on teaching they heard from their pastor. If you were to ask most Christians what it means to be a Christian they would say “believe on Jesus and he will save you” or something to that effect. If asked, how do I live as a Christian? They would reply “Love God and love your neighbor”. If asked how do I love God? They would say “go to church, read your bible, pray, and get involved in ministry.” If I asked how do I love my neighbor? The Christian would reply “doing nice things, be loving”, and so on and so forth. These answers are platitudes and are not found in the scripture as defining walking in obedience to YHWH as Yeshua did while on earth. These are good things and yes Yeshua feed the poor, and healed the sick, but most important he obeyed his father in heaven, YHWH. So how do I love YHWH? First, I am learning his ways found in the Torah and walking by his statutes. In fact the first four commandments of the Ten Commandments tell me how to love YHWH. The last six commandments tell me how to love my neighbor in big bullet point fashion. The rest of the law found in the Torah fills in the gaps and gives me specifics on how to love YHWH and love my neighbor. Did not Yeshua say the whole law rest on these two things?
If I asked a Christian what is sin? They would reply doing anything that displease God. One Christian Ministry defines sin this way “sin is anything we think, say, or do that disobeys God.” I would agree that disobedience to YHWH’s instruction is sin but that leads to this question, where are those instructions found that define sin? Those instructions are found in the Torah and they were dictated by YHWH to Moses not only for the Hebrew but also for the sojourner among them who were not Hebrews (Leviticus 24:22). Most people in the Christian religion reject the Torah and believe it was nailed to the cross, and would point me to the New Testament and away from the Old Testament saying it has been replaced by Jesus. The Christians elevate the Son of God above the father YHWH, saying that Jesus undid the Torah by fulfilling it, so it no longer applies to them as Christians. This idea comes from Trinitarian thinking. The Christian would then go on to say that the Law of Moses is in fact a curse and is to be rejected thus contradicting hundreds of passages found in their own bibles saying the exact opposite. All one has to do is open up the bible and go to Psalm 119 and begin to read the longest chapter and see how David rejoices and loves the law of YHWH. Proverbs talks about wisdom and how wisdom comes from the instruction of YHWH (i.e. the law of YHWH). I find it interesting that all Christians would agree, that cheating, stealing, murder, adultery, coveting, taking YHWH’s name in vain, and having idols before YHWH are all sin. However, the 4th commandment no longer applies because Jesus is now the Sabbath rest making every day the Sabbath. The Christian says that Jesus made all food clean undoing his father’s instruction and those instructions for healthy living no longer apply. The Christian says all those feast days, you know the feast of the Jews, mentioned in Leviticus, no longer apply. Things like Passover is all old and no longer applies, it too was nailed to the cross, don’t you know we live in a period of grace and I can do all things in Christ because all is lawful. In fact the Christian now celebrates Christmas and Easter as the holy days of YHWH because Jesus was born on December 25th don’t you know. When the Christian is challenged and it is pointed out that December 25th is really the winter solstice and associated with pagan sun god worship they say, “well Ok he really was not born on December 25th but that does not matter God knows my heart and we were all once pagans”. The King James only Christian says “the King James Bible calls Passover Easter so it is divine and we are to celebrate Easter and go about eating our Easter Ham in celebration of Jesus rising from the grave”. I use to think like this while I walked with the blinders on my eyes. I did not know, that I did not know the one true God YHWH and his ways. What I knew was the ways of the church and of the ways of the men who created the church system.
Rules of the church. There are rules and depending on which denomination this list will grow with all the unwritten rules and beliefs of individuals, pastors, and teachers, making all kinds of things sin based on personal interpretation of New Testament passages. These passages according to Christians give general guide lines on right living. However, sin is bringing displeasure to God according to Christian theology. It is believed that most anything dealing with fleshly desire is sin and many of these sins include things such as, going to certain movies, having a beer or glass of wine, dancing, holding your girlfriends hand, a kiss on the lips before marriage of the opposite sex, smoking, getting a tattoo, wearing make-up, or too much make-up, wearing clothes that some deem sinful, looking at a magazine with girls in a bikini, and the list could go on and on based on personal feelings about certain activities apart from any scriptural basis. You see sin is not defined by Scripture to the Christian except to give general guide lines to love God and love your neighbor. The good Christian fills in the gaps with their our own ideas and rules which amount to manmade righteousness built around a “quote” from the bible as frame work to what they believe. Yet the Torah tells me exactly what sin is. Sin is not obeying the instructions of YHWH. It is really that simple. YHWH tells me how to worship him, how to eat, and what sexual sin is, and how I am to relate to my neighbor all found in the Torah. He defines the Sabbath and his holy days and tells me to remember them until the end of the age.
The modern Christian however says the law written by Moses was all done away with and we all now live by grace alone in complete freedom from those outdated ideas and laws found in the cursed Law of Moses (i.e. the law of YHWH). There is a caveat in Christian churches and that is tithing 10% from your wages earned while working. All good Christian pastors will swear by the Old Testament on that one rule because their salary depends on it. Oh, and most Christians would agree they need to obey at least nine out of Ten Commandments because remember there is no more real Sabbath that was only for the Jews completely ignoring Romans 11 which says that believers in Yeshua have been grafted into the Olive tree which is Israel (i.e. the Hebrew nation). The Christian now worships on the Lord’s Day which is Sunday. Most Christians say “the law condemns, and is too hard, and Jesus did it so I don’t have to.” This logic and reasoning is seriously flawed, and in my opinion it ultimately pits Yeshua the son against his father YHWH. As a follower of Yeshua my obedience is as a result of my acceptance of the completed work of salvation and it has nothing to do with me earning my salvation. I and my fellow brethren who are following the way are constantly accused by those in the Christian religion of preaching a works salvation which is so far from the truth it is quite ridiculous to even ponder such a thought. The fact that obeying YHWH is rejected by so many blows my mind. The manmade ideas and rules found in the Christian Religion is no different than the Pharisees of Yeshua’s day and when you bring it down to where the rubber meets the road that is a sad truth. The Pharisees were a group of religious leaders who said they believed in the Torah and then added many manmade rules which became known as the oral Torah which the Jews today call the Talmud. In fact many things Christians believe are found in YHWH’s Torah, are actually oral laws passed down by the Jewish religious leaders and have no basis in scripture.
There was an excellent book written titled “Pagan Christianity” which shows how Christianity is truly just a water downed version of Roman Catholicism which finds its roots in the mystery Religions of Babylon. I wrote another blog post focusing of the fallacy of the trinity found in Christianity which has no basis in the Hebrew scripture. Here is a list of concepts and beliefs held by Christians today which have no root in the scripture:
- The Concept of the Trinity
- Nameless God Worship
- The Cross
- Soul Immortality
- “Sun” God Worship
- “Sun” Day Worship
- Infant Baptism
I know that a lot of people believe these things are true, and that included myself once, however none of these beliefs are truly supported by the Bible Christians say they believe in. I believe our manner of worship is important and obedience to his instruction is also important. Understanding the Creator and his nature and what he likes and what he does not like is important. Unfortunately, most Christians today reject the law as given to Moses and say it has been nailed to the cross. Christians today are very hypocritical for the most part and often wonder why the world laughs at them. It is because much of what they believe is pagan and the pagans know this to be true and therefore mock Christians. The real church in other countries is being persecuted and people are dying for their faith and in many places the true church has been driven back underground. Not here in America, there are church buildings everywhere and for the most part they meet week after week unhindered by any government involvement and no persecution. Has anybody every stopped and asked why there is no real persecution of Christians in America? In fact, I believe persecution of the true followers of the way, truth, and life Yeshua is coming to America. It may be that this coming persecution will be done at the hands of those sitting in manmade purpose driven churches who end up persecuting the followers of the way doing so in the name of God.
The reason I say many Christians are hypocrites is because most reject a majority of the book called the Bible which they say, they believe in. It is ironic how they can believe in a book that they say, most of which, no longer applies to them as Christians. The fact is, I use to be that person until 2009 when YHWH began to call me out. I like most Christians thought righteousness was going to church, reading my bible, doing my daily quite time, praying, serving in church, singing in choir, and working in AWANA. Of course, I did not drink alcohol, watch dirty movies, use a bad word, or dance cause this was all sin of course. I believed anyone who did things must not be a believer and would end up in hell. If I watched a dirty movie or I masturbated, I was a terrible sinner and engaged in fornication and would not inherit the kingdom of God. I believed that if I looked at a women and thought she was beautiful and sexy noticing her beauty I was also engaging in fornication and committing adultery in my heart. I thought denying my flesh and human desires was being godly. I believed if I made out with my girlfriend (which felt good by the way), or said a bad word I was a terrible sinner engaged in fornication and blasphemy. What I failed to realize is I had a gnostic point of view seeing my flesh as the problem. I did not understand that sin was disobeying YHWH’s instructions and not pleasure that YHWH created for my body to enjoy. Sin is not breaking the manmade rules set forth around the frame work of the New Testament and the Apostle Paul who allegedly wrote to abolish the law given to Moses. Yes, looking at a women and coveting her or coveting another man’s wife is sin. However, looking at women acknowledging her beauty married or not is not a sin at all. There is sexual sin and it is defined in Leviticus 18. Most sexual sin revolves around the worship of pagan gods while engaging in ritual sexual acts with prostitutes in the temples of goddesses like Athena. Pagan peoples would engage in drunken orgies in worship of their pagan gods, and sacrifice children dipping them in blood and throwing them into a fire, along with other perverse acts based of pagan idol worship which would constitute fornication or porneia in the Greek. Rape of either men or women, and sex with children are all considered sexual sin according to Leviticus 18. A man lying with another man as he would with a women is also sin defined in Leviticus 18. Adultery is the taking of another mans wife and lying with her or thinking about taking another man’s wife which is called coveting. If YHWH thought sex with a women was sin then explain his response through the prophet Nathan after David’s sin with Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 8. I could go on but sexual sin is a touchy topic for many, so I will stop right here.
Now I know the truth and I realize that Yeshua in Matthew chapters 5-7 in the Sermon on the Mount was not making new law but he was pointing out the hypocrites known as the Pharisees who appeared righteous on the outside but inwardly they had no desire for the ways of YHWH and were filled with contempt for others adding to YHWH’s law. The Pharisees were paying lip service to YHWH’s instructions while their hearts were prideful resting upon the appearance of righteousness. Those men created so many extra biblical rules from washing hands, and all the Sabbath day rules that it lead to people not being able to hardly move on the Sabbath. These Sabbath day laws were among the hundreds of oral traditions which became a burden and a millstone around the people’s neck which lead to bondage by manmade rules. I ask, how is modern Christianity any different than the Pharisees with all the unwritten rules of each denomination based on the thoughts and theologies of men?
Many Christians mock me calling me a Judaizer, and say I am putting myself under bondage. They say I have been freed the law of YHWH. The Christians say that because of grace I no longer live under the Law of Moses which is also the law of YHWH. My answer to that is, I no longer live under the effect of sin which is death because Yeshua the son of God paid the debt for me at the cross by spilling his blood for the remission of sin. In Yeshua I am free from the second death, and I have life in this age and the age to come. If I believe today then I get to go into the next eon or age serving in the New Jerusalem alongside Yeshua. In the next eon Yeshua will reign as king over the earth in perfect rule from the New Jerusalem.
In closing, I reject traditional Christianity because traditional Christianity rejects the commands and statues of YHWH substituting them for the doctrines of men based on systems of theology created by men. I reject traditional Christianity because of the blending of pagan sun god worship with the true worship of the one true God YHWH. Traditional Christianity worships a Greek Jesus who they say came and fulfilled the Law of God so they don’t have to live by it any longer. Traditional Christianity raises the son of God above the father proclaiming we live in a new dispensation under grace because somehow the law of YHWH was abolished at the cross. Traditional Christianity believes in a three person god head in a polytheistic fashion, yet claim God is one and three all at the same time. When confronted with the facts that triune gods are of pagan origin most so called Christians become angry calling names and condemn me to hell. The scripture in Deuteronomy 6:4 clearly says YHWH is one singular God not plural. Yes, they will argue from the New Testament pulling a verse here and verse there especially John 1:1 claiming it teaches a trinity. Yet, the front of the book teaches no such concept. The will also use Genesis one as a proof again either purposefully or not overlooking the divine council of heavenly angles which sit with YHWH in his throne room. In Genesis one when YHWH says let us create man in our image I believe it is to those angels on the council that YHWH was speaking. (See my blog on the trinity for details) The leading Trinitarians will admit when pressured that this doctrine has been inserted and comes from man but they still say it is true. To make things worse many Christians claim they can’t even know the name of the God they worship when Exodus 3:14-18 makes it clear his name is YHWH which is pronounced Jehovah in English and we are to proclaim his name. I saw a thread on Facebook where people made all kinds of wild claims debating the name of God making arguments in complete ignorance of the Bible, they claim to believe in. In Exodus 3: 14-18 we see Christian translators messing with the name of God and twisting the Hebrew to say God’s name is I am. I am is not a name but rather a designation or a description. The only translation correctly translated that I could find of this passage was the Young’s Literal Translation which clearly states his name is YHWH.
All this to say, that I can no longer support or be involved with any traditional church as it is constituted today. There are many good people and true followers of Yeshua still inside the establishment church but I believe that we as followers of the way, truth, and the life Yeshua need to call our brethren out of the apostate church system known as traditional protestant Christianity and Roman Catholicism, and every other pagan religion of this world. We are given the warning in Revelation 14 my friends to come out of Babylon. Will we head the warning of Yeshua in Matthew seven where he says?
“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7: 21-23 KJV)
My dear Christian who do you think Yeshua is speaking to in this passage? What fruit is being spoken of here by Yeshua? I stated earlier that right living has nothing to do with going to church three times a week and twice on Sunday, reading your bible, praying, going to small group, serving in the soup kitchen, singing in the choir, or serving in ministry at your local church. These are all good things don’t get me wrong. Right living my friend is only found in the fruit of obedience to the instruction of our Heavenly father YHWH. Friends we need to proclaim his name YHWH because he is the Savior, he is our redeemer, and YHWH sacrificed his only son, the second Adam, Yeshua to make all this possible. Yeshua saved the world and every man, women, and child will one day bow before the throne of YHWH because of the way, truth, and the life Yeshua. Yeshua shed his blood for all men not just some and by doing so he saved the whole world which includes every person that ever lived. There is a special group and it is those who believe in this age that are set apart spoken of in 1 Timothy 4: 9-11 which says the following,
“9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men especially of those that believe. 11 These things command and teach.” (1 Timothy 4: 9-11 KJV)
Folks that is the gospel message, the living God, YHWH, sent his son who is the second Adam and was and is the Savior of all mankind. There is a special group that is set apart and it is those who believe today as Paul clearly states in his writing to Timothy.
In this passage there are two things I would like to draw your attention to. First, Paul in writing to Timothy says “we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men”. I want you to let that sink in. YHWH is the Savior of all men. I will say it one more time, YHWH is the Savior of all men. Paul then goes on to say “especially of those who believe”. Is Paul saying that YHWH is the Savior of men but only of those that believe therefore leaving some out? Or is Paul saying God is the Savior of both groups, those who believe and all men? Paul uses that same language in Galatians 6:10
“10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
Paul says do good to all men, and then includes a second group saying treat those who believe and are of the household of faith, especially good. You see the Greek word for especially in both passages is the same the Greek word malista, which means "most of all." In each passage you have two groups’ one general group and one separated group. So in Galatians, Paul is saying to love all men but most of all love those in the household of faith. In First Timothy four Paul is saying YHWH is the Savior of all men but most of all to those that believe. In other words those that believe are set apart today in this age and are special. John 3:16 says “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes him in will not perish but have life age-enduring.” (Youngs Literal Translation) The very next verse says “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (In the Greek there is no might it has been added by translators) So in John 3: 16-17 we see two groups those who believe and the whole world. The same two groups Paul references in writing First Timothy four. We are all saved because of the cross and the shed blood of Yeshua but there are some who believe today and they are set apart. My friends your salvation is not in question but your obedience is. Obedience is faith and it is the fruits Yeshua spoke of in Matthew seven. Only those who trust and obey in this age will have life in this age and in the age to come which is the literal reign of Yeshua after his return. Those who reject and walk in disobedience will one day be restored when death is destroyed, but till that time there is no life. Before the restoration of all mankind each person will stand before YHWH and he cares not about all your good works, going to church, reading your bible, praying, healing, casting out demons, and working in ministry, no my friend he will call you lawless because you rejected his simple instructions to eat clean foods, honor his name, failing to remember his Sabbath, failing to keep his holy days, and failing to obey the other easy instructions found in the Torah. Dear Christian you are without excuse because you have the written instruction provided for you like no other time in all of human history, and yet you reject it all in the name of grace.
What I am not saying is that any man keeps the law perfectly, but our desire should be to know YHWH and live by his simple instructions. If you say that you love YHWH, but fail to keep his instructions what happens? The good news is that when you fail you have the son Yeshua as your advocate and when you confess your sin YHWH is faithful and just to forgive your sin just as your earthly father would when you were growing up. Why was David a man after YHWH’s own heart? It was because he was obedient and was found faithful despite his grave sins of adultery and murder. Moses was obedient, as was Samson, David, Joshua, Elijah, Enoch, Paul, Peter, John, and Timothy and the many other heroes of the faith. Will you walk in obedience and come out of the apostate system and turn back to YHWH and learn about the one true God and creator of this world. Folks you can have a relationship with YHWH today because of Yeshua’s work on the cross. We are to follow in obedience after Yeshua and walk as he walked, obeying our heavenly father, and we are to worship YHWH the one true God the way he wants to be worshipped. The questions is not, will choose to be saved and go to heaven. You dear Christian have no say in that matter no more than you had any say in your sinful condition. (Eph. 2:8-9, Rom. 5, 1 Cor. 15:21-28) The question is will you believe in the father YHWH and walk as his son Yeshua trusting and obeying because Yeshua has showed us the way?
Below is a list of scripture references talking about obedience and the delight we are to find in YHWH’s instructions which is called the Law of Moses (i.e. the Law of YHWH). Read these passages and come humbly in prayer before your creator YHWH. Never forget that if you seek, you will find the truth of YHWH and his son Yeshua.
List of Scriptures Dealing with the issue of obedience to YHWH’s instruction:
- Exodus 19:5
- Deuteronomy 5:33
- Deuteronomy 11:1
- Deuteronomy 28:1
- Proverbs 6:20
- Proverbs 10:17
- Joshua 1:8
- Joshua 5:6
- Malachi 2:2
- Acts 5:32
- James 1:25
- Colossians 3:22
- Romans 1:15
- Romans 2:6-8
- Romans 5:19
- John 15:14
- John 14:15
- John 15:9
- 2 John 1:6
- 1 Peter 1:14
- Hebrews 13:17
- Luke 11:23
- 2 Corinthians 6:1-3
- Revelation 14:12
This list is not exhaustive but I would say obedience to YHWH’s instructions is important. To learn YHWH’s instructions you must study the Torah. An argument against keeping YHWH’s instruction is that they are impossible to keep and there are so many. Many of the laws found in the Torah do not apply today and cannot be kept because there is no temple and there is no Levitical priesthood and we are not in the promise land so therefore they cannot apply. Other laws apply only to famers, to Aaron the brother of Moses, the Levites, or to women, and other specific groups named in the Torah. Those instructions which are spoken to the whole nation would apply to all men. When the New Jerusalem comes down from the heavens and Yeshua is ruling the full law of YHWH will be in full effect under the ruler ship of Yeshua. Yeshua will be the king and high priest having fulfilled the law perfectly in this age. The son of man Yeshua will reign till all things are under his feet and the last enemy destroyed will be death itself before turning creation back to his father YHWH who is the creator making him the all and all. Yeshua has a spiritual kingdom today and to enter one must believe in his heart and confess with his mouth Yeshua as king acknowledging he is the only way back to the father YHWH. In that belief your desire will be to walk in obedience following the way of Yeshua. Yeshua is our king and we honor him but we are to worship the father YHWH who gave dominion over this earth to his son. My friends this is the gospel will you trust and obey?
The Trinity - Christian Doctrine or Pagan Ideology
I am writing this article in response to a post I saw on Facebook of a picture of the statue of Nimrod listing all the pagan connections to the religion known as Christianity. I no longer call myself a Christian but rather a follower of the way referring to Yeshua or as many Christians call him Jesus which is the Greek of Yeshua’s name. In reality the name Yeshua is the English name Joshua and Joshua was a forerunner to Yeshua a type of the promised Messiah. I have a whole explanation of this is my newly released book “The House United”. I am not a scared name guy, so please do not say that I am. The use of either Yeshua or Jesus is acceptable, good, and proper. There is power in the name of Jesus and it was under that name that I was saved and redeemed.
This picture of Nimrod related all the following traditions and practices found in Christian Churches back to the ancient pagan religions, specifically Babylon, and they are as follows: Christmas, Easter, the trinity, nameless god worship, the cross, hellfire, soul immortality, purgatory, “sun” day, and “sun” god rise worship, and infant baptism. This list is not exhaustive by any means, but each of these practices is held by many so called followers of Jesus as being biblical and sound, but are they?
I responded to this photo with a short commentary and a thumbs up of support because this picture is a 100% true and accurate. I could write a whole book dealing with each and every practice portrayed in that photo. The trinity however, is a sacred cow for most Christians who claim to be Bible believing New Testament Christians. In fact, I have been told I am going to hell because I believe that YHWH is a singular God, the creator, the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords, who sent his only son Yeshua to be the Savior of the world. Yes, you read that correct. The reason I was told that I will burn in hell is because I now know that Yeshua was and is the Son of God, who walked in perfect obedience to his fathers will, and lived a sinless life and was a man (i.e. the second Adam) who brought salvation to the whole world. Yeshua is not YHWH, but rather the son of YHWH. I know this simple truth because YHWH is one (singular) God by his own words penned by Moses. One means one, not three and any rational thinking person is able to understand that concept or so you would think. I was told I committed a sin because I denied the deity of Christ. Yeshua is not YHWH he is the Son of YHWH which is how we are to understand the relationship. This is repeated over and over again, 50 times, all throughout the New Testament despite the translators playing monkey business with many texts. YHWH wants us to understand this relationship. So let me ask is there two or three YHWH’s or just one YHWH? Is the Christian religion monotheistic or polytheistic? You see here in lies the problem with the Trinity. To have a true trinity or triune godhead you must have three separate gods not just one. Or you have a triune god with three or more different essences related to love, or fertility, nature, etc., and etc. like one would find in witchcraft and other pagan ideologies. The idea of an essence is nowhere in scripture period. There is no way around these simple facts. Unless you say as most Christians, “well we just cannot understand the Trinity it is hidden from us. God is one and three all at the same time.” I have heard Christians say that the Trinity is “the mystery of the Lord not meant for us to understand, it is beyond our human comprehension.” Yet the Hebrew scripture, which is in the 66 book Bible, clearly says YHWH is one God singular. Why so much confusion. Is YHWH a God of confusion or harmony and understanding?
When you question the Trinity doctrine, much like the nature of YHWH’s creation, Christians reel in anger and quick judgment of such a thought. The Christian religion says heretic you’re preaching a different gospel to anyone who questions this doctrine of men known as the trinity. To that I say, did not Yeshua claim to be the Son of God, and follow his father in perfect obedience? Did Yeshua not come to uphold his father’s instruction (i.e. the law) and live a perfect life which we are to follow? Did Yeshua not come to die and then rise again the third day, because he was and is the promised Messiah and savior of the world? The answer to all these questions is yes. However, are the son and the father both YHWH in some kind of triune godhead with the Spirit? I will attempt to break this down from the scripture and show that YHWH is a singular God who promised a Messiah (his son) that was rejected by his own people and sent to the cross (the symbol of Nimrod) to die and shed his blood to save mankind.
Paul himself in 1 Corinthians 15: 20-22 really does an excellent job showing the relationship between the first Adam (a man) formed from the dust of the ground in Genesis 1 and the second Adam (Yeshua also a man) formed in the womb of Mary. Yeshua was a fulfillment of the feasts of YHWH and every prophecy given in the Hebrew Scripture including the Torah, Prophets, and writings. It was upon his resurrection from the dead that Yeshua became the firstfruit sacrifice for all mankind. At Yeshua’s baptism the power of YHWH came upon him (Matthew 3: 13-17). Paul writes the following:
“But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15: 20-22)
Here in 1 Corinthians we see the nature of Adam and Yeshua described by Paul in verse twenty-one. Paul here is comparing and contrasting Adam and Yeshua and showing the work of each, and how it affected their fellow man. “By man (Adam) came death, by Man (Yeshua) also came the resurrection of the dead.” You see Adam brought death and Yeshua brought the resurrection of the dead (i.e. life). Yeshua thus reversed the curse of Adam. Then in verse twenty two Paul makes another comparison “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ (i.e. second Adam) all shall be made alive.” Yeshua the son of God reversed the curse of the first Adam fulfilling all the prophecy found in the Torah and prophets. In order to accomplish this task set before him Yeshua had to be 100% man exactly like the first Adam found in Genesis 1. Yeshua was without sin for several reasons all of which are given to us in scripture.
- He was not conceived with the seed of a fallen man but rather by the power of God (i.e. the spirit of God) moving on the womb of Mary who was the mother of Yeshua (Matthew 1: 18-25). By this the original sin of Adam was not passed down to Yeshua so he was pure in his DNA. Remember, by Adam sinned entered into the world, and by Yeshua life entered into the world. This is a very important point not to be overlooked.
- Yeshua obeyed his father in heaven perfectly and fulfilled all the commands and precepts, which applied to him perfectly because he came to fulfill the law and set an example on how to live our lives (Matthew 5:17; John 14:23). You see because Yeshua did not have the sin nature of Adam and he obeyed his father Yeshua therefore had no sin. Sin is disobeying YHWH (i.e. breaking his instructions).
- Yeshua was tempted by Lucifer just as Adam was tempted in the garden. Unlike the first Adam, the second Adam (Yeshua) was faithful and true in honoring his father in perfect obedience not succumbing to the whiles of Lucifer. (Matthew 4:1-11). As a man Yeshua was tempted. His temptation in the wilderness makes no sense if Yeshua was YHWH. Why would Lucifer tempt Yeshua if he was actually YHWH and could not sin? Things that make you think.
This concept of YHWH being one God is not new, in fact this is how the Hebrew people have always understood the nature of YHWH as described in the Hebrew Scripture. Yeshua claimed to be the Son of God having his father’s authority and power (John 5:19). Yeshua the son of God had all the power of YHWH and was able to heal the blind, turn water into wine, and perform many miracles because the power of YHWH was flowing through him and was in him. Yeshua was the promised prophet like unto Moses, which Moses spoke of in Deuteronomy 18:15;
“15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen—“
It interesting to point out, that it was Moses with whom Yeshua started to tell about himself while walking on the road with Emmaus headed to Jerusalem (Luke 24: 13-35). Moses like Samson, and Joshua were all types of Yeshua found in the Hebrew Scripture. Yeshua was the fulfillment of the prophecies in the Hebrew Scripture and he was the prophet that would come to Israel. When Philip spoke with Nathanael in John 1:45 after Yeshua was found he said “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Remember after Yeshua feed the 5000 people, what did the people begin to ask, "is this the prophet of whom Moses spoke (John 6:14)". This is why Yeshua was hated by the Pharisees because here their Messiah was among them and he was not freeing them from Roman Rule, and secondly he was breaking their oral law known as the Talmud or as Rabbinical Jews say the second Torah which comes from the Rabbis teaching. Yeshua attacked the religious leaders showing them to be the hypocrites they truly were. The Muslims are wrong and do deny Yeshua because they teach that Muhammad was the prophet of Moses not Yeshua, and that is no small detail. Yeshua was the promised Messiah and he came from the tribe of Judah as foretold in prophecy. You might ask, how was Yeshua like Moses? Yeshua was a Jew, a leader, a prophet, a law giver, a savior, a teacher, a healer, an anointed one, he spoke for YHWH his father, he was the true mediator between YHWH and man, and he gave himself for the sins of mankind on the cross. Yeshua was the Messiah which was foretold in Hebrew scripture and he was 100% man.
Yeshua lived without sin because he obeyed all that his Father asked him to do, including being nailed to a cross, bearing the sins of the world, and spilling his blood for the remission of sin. The Father YHWH raised his son from the grave on the third day. Thus Yeshua conquered death bringing life to all mankind. Upon Yeshua’s resurrection YHWH gave Yeshua a new resurrected body that was incorruptible. Remember, he could pass through walls after his resurrection. Yeshua had a new body which we all receive one day. Yeshua, the savior of the world, then ascended into the heaven alive and well to be our advocate to the father YHWH. Yeshua is now sitting at YHWH’s right hand in his throne room above the earth. Yeshua died on the symbol of Nimrod effectively ending the rebellion of Lucifer and winning the war for humanity. Yeshua undid the curse of death and separation from YHWH. Yeshua is our mediator and he is the only way back to the father YHWH. Yeshua is the way, the truth, and the life because it was his blood which washed away the sin of the world. My friends that is the gospel in a nut shell plain and simple.
Nowhere in the Torah or the prophets does YHWH ever describe himself as three or a plural in fact he says he is one meaning singular (Deuteronomy 6:4). In fact the word Trinity is never used anywhere in scripture. This should be a cause for concern, because if the true nature of YHWH is plural then why did he not tell us straight out, I am God and I am three. Instead He says I am one (singular).
Deuteronomy 6:4 is the Hebrew Shema and reads “Hear, O Israel: The Lord (YHWH) our God, the Lord (YHWH) is one.5 You shall love the Lord (YHWH) your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.” This is what Yeshua told the scribe in Mark 12 when He quoted the Shema to him. It interesting to note that Yeshua then added to the Shema by citing Leviticus 19:18 “love your neighbor as yourself”. This should not be a surprise because Yeshua was a Hebrew man from the tribe of Judah and he loved YHWH his father in heaven. Another interesting fact is the Hebrew word for “one” is echad and is translated “one” 84 times meaning singular each and every time it is used in scripture.
You might be saying “wait in Genesis 1 YHWH says lets us create man in our image, got you John you’re all wrong. You see right there the trinity in Genesis. Jesus and God are one in the same.” I want to take a quick look and see if that is correct in light of the actual context of passage. Everything commanded and given in the Torah was designed to set his people apart from the pagan nations around them. This fact is important to remember as we move forward.
(Much of the following information is from the article “The Genesis Plurals” by Paul Sumner) In the book of Genesis the first person plural is used three times by YHWH when he is speaking. The first is found in Genesis 1:26, the second is found in Genesis 3:22, and the third in Genesis 11:7. From the article “The Genesis Plurals” Paul Sumner breaks down the Hebrew words in the following way: “To whom is God speaking? The plural Hebrew verbs "make" [na'aseh], "go down" [nerdah], and "confuse" [novlah], and the implied plural pronoun "us" [mimmennu] are unambiguous.” I agree with Sumner they are unambiguous. Sumner then goes on to say the following:
Historically, most Jewish commentators have said the Creator is here speaking to the angels of the heavenly assembly, his divine court. Most Christian interpreters have said the texts allude to interaction within the Triune Godhead.
In the last century, there has been a marked opinion shift among Christian commentators toward the traditional Jewish interpretation. The reason for this shift has not been due to ecumenical feelings but to a different approach in reading the Hebrew Bible ("Old Testament" in Christian terms).
Most commentators now believe the Bible should be interpreted on its own terms, without imposing later theological beliefs or agendas, either Jewish or Christian.
In other words, these verses in Genesis (and passages like Isaiah 41:21-23 quoted above) need be viewed in light of their own contexts without biased interpretation. The desire is to understand what Moses or Isaiah, Jeremiah or the Chronicler understood by what they themselves wrote, in their own times.
This doesn't mean the original meanings cannot have implications beyond their contexts. Later biblical writers often appropriate and extend earlier texts to their own time or into the future. But, in my view, those "implications" should not contradict or turn the original words upside down.
I agree with everything said here by Sumner. The book we call the Bible is filled up with translators and theologians twisting and turning the scripture to fit their preconceived doctrines and theologies. Whether it be evolution being fit it into Genesis 1, the nature of the earth is not really fixed and immovable and inscribed upon a circle as scripture says, but rather it is a spinning ball going around the sun because man’s science says so, or the celebration of pagan holidays setting aside the Feast of YHWH. These first two examples alone show how scripture has been twisted to fit the views of man rather than a plain reading of the text, in context, being taken literal as you would do with any piece of literature. When one applies the standard I just mentioned above many sacred cows of Christianity are proven to be false. The scripture must always be put into context and the scripture is its own dictionary and reference book defining itself.
Last night when responding to the face book post I received a list of 13 points with single verses pulled out from all over the Bible but primarily from the New Testament proving God is really three but yet one. In fact, many of the passages cited by this person contradicted the point they were trying to make about YHWH being triune and really made more sense as YHWH being one (singular) God who sent his Son Yeshua. The spirit of God is called the third member of Trinity. I believe the spirit of YHWH is the power of YHWH personified and is also known as wisdom and is often given a feminine pronoun of “she” as seen in Proverbs. The spirit of YHWH will be dealt with in part two of this subject.
According to Sumner, and my own research of his work, I agree with the six ways of interpretation laid out by Sumner and they are as follows:
1) God is speaking to members of his heavenly council.
2) God is speaking to himself, in self-deliberation ("Let us do this" = "I've decided I will do this").
3) God is using the "royal we," as ancient monarchs did when issuing divine decrees. We find older scholars often use "we" instead of "I" to express their opinions. In the Qur'an, Allah speaks as "we": "To Jesus, son of Mary, We gave clear evidence of the truth" [2:87].
4) The plural pronouns match the plural noun Elohim (God) in what some call a "plural of majesty" or "plenitude of might." Human monarchs have long done this. Since they are great, they use amplified pronouns for themselves.
5) The plurals are a vestige of polytheistic belief that the Israelites borrowed from their pagan neighbors. God is speaking to a pantheon of fellow deities: his wives and children.
6) God the Father is speaking to other members of the Trinity: either to God the Spirit or to God the (preincarnate) Son, or to both.
I believe and agree that number one is the best interpretation because it makes the most logical sense and is consistent with the rest of scripture. Number one also has multiple supporting witnesses. The other five fall short and I agree with Sumner on the reasons why the others fall short. Here is Sumner’s explanation on why:
- “Explanations #2, 3, and 4 have little or no support from the Hebrew Bible itself. They do not take into account the literary thrust of the Primeval History in Genesis 1-11, or the continuity of belief in the heavenly council in ancient Israel. The plural noun Elohim is rarely used with plural verbs. [See "Elohim" in Biblical Context]
- Explanation #5 comes from commentators who hold to minimalist, deconstructionist, evolutionary views of biblical religion. They do not take seriously the rigorous anti-pagan, anti-mythological theology in Genesis and the rest of the Bible. Their approach is actually unhistorical, for they impose personal skeptical unbeliefs on the Text while ignoring the Text’s internal witness.
- Explanation #6 (God is speaking to members of the Trinity) has been popular since the early apostolic fathers Barnabas and Justin Martyr. It also seems to resonate with several passages in the New Testament. But if Genesis is read on its own terms, this interpretation must be set aside because there is no evidence that the author/editor of Genesis conceived of a triune Godhead, in terms of the later philosophical constructs of post-NT Christian theology. And, significantly, no one in the NT appeals to these plurals as proof-texts for the Messiah’s place next to God in the court.
I want to break down Genesis 1: 26 and see what YHWH is saying.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Gen 1:26 KJV)
Verse 28 goes from using the plural “us” to the singular “he”. The “he” is YHWH so who is the “us”. I believe the “us” is YHWH’s holy council made up of angles. Let me explain. In Psalms 82:1 we find a clear reference to the divine council of YHWH and I believe it is who YHWH is addressing in Genesis 1. The psalmist speaks of the counsel as follows:
“A Psalm of Asaph. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment.” (Ps 82:1 ESV)
The King James renders this verse slightly different:
“A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.” (Ps 82:1 KJV)
In both translations YHWH is standing in front of a congregation of the mighty angels also known as the divine council. In Psalms 89: 5-7 we see another reference to this divine council:
“Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord (YHWH), your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones! 6 For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord (YHWH)? Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord (YHWH), 7 a God (YHWH singular) greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones (angles), and awesome above all who are around him?” (Ps 89: 5-7 ESV)
YHWH is one God and he is surrounded by heavenly beings who are a divine council. I would like to point out that Lucifer was among this council and was above all the angles before his fall. There is another witness to this truth of the divine council found in Job 1:6-7:
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD (YHWH), and Satan also came among them. The LORD (YHWH) said to Satan, "From where do you come?" Then Satan answered the LORD (YHWH) and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it."…” (Job 1:6 ESV)
Here is yet another witness to the divine council found in 1 Kings 22:19:
“Micaiah continued, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD (YHWH): I saw the LORD (YHWH) sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left” 1 Kings 22:19 ESV
It is clear that there is a divine council that gathers and assembles in the throne room of YHWH and they carry out his commands, decrees, and will. With this understanding of the divine council in Genesis 1, YHWH is then saying lets us create man in our image including himself into the council. We are created in the image and likeness of YHWY, which means we look like him, and we have a spiritual nature similar but lower than then angles. In fact Yeshua is called the son of Man and was said to be created a little below the angles himself (Hebrews 2:7). This simple truth points to the role Yeshua had as the second Adam. Hebrews 2:7 is taken from Psalms 8:5 which shows that the son of man is given dominion (i.e ruler ship) over the earth, which is a similar role given to the first Adam back garden in the garden of Eden (Genesis 1:28). Just these two passages alone show that Yeshua is the son of man, who is the son of God. Yeshua now sits in heaven with his father awaiting his return at the direction of his father. Remember Yeshua does not know when YHWH will send him back, only the father knows (Matthew 24:36; Mark 13:32). If Yeshua is YHWH and the are one why does Yeshua not know the time of his return? Things that make you go HMMMM. Remember, Yeshua learned the Hebrew scripture growing up in the synagogue and in fact he was teacher himself. Do not forget Yeshua was a Hebrew boy not a Greek boy and he came through the line of David as foretold. Yeshua was from the tribe of Judah and the promised Messiah and 100% man.
There are 3 three words in the Hebrew which can be translated as council. The first word is edah which means to assemble, or congregation. The second in qahl and means assembly and in the Greek is often translated ekklesia. Lastly is the word sod which is used to speak of an inner council like the kings court or in American terms the president’s cabinet. Yeshua is from his father’s bosom which means he is very close to his father and comes from his father (John 1:18). When speaking of a father son relationship, a son in the dearest and most precious person a father will ever love. As a father of two boys I understand what it means to be a father and I understand how difficult it would be to sacrifice your only son. I believe we need to truly understand this relationship between the Father YHWH and his only begotten son Yeshua in this manner. They loved each other and Yeshua was sent to take the sin of the whole world onto his shoulders. Remember this was at the direction of his father and given to Yeshua alone to carry out the will of his Father.
From the essay “Heavenly Council in the Hebrew Text” Sumner points out that every portion of the Hebrew bible has reference to the divine council or a picture of YHWH’s throne room. Here are other references as given by Sumner:
“References to the heavenly council or the King’s throne room occur in every portion of the tri-fold Hebrew Bible (Gen 1:26; 1 Kgs 22:19–23; Ps 89:5–7); in every literary genre, including narrative (Exod 24:9–10), historical (1 Kgs 22:19–23), prophetic (Isa 6:1– 8; Jer 23:18–22), poetic (Job 1:6–12), liturgical (Ps 103:19–22), wisdom (Job 15:8), and visionary (Ezek 1; Zech 3:1–5); from the earliest (Exod 15:11; Deut 32:8 LXX; Ps 29:1) to the latest dated materials (Neh 9:6; Dan 7:9–14); and in texts spanning all of time: from the primeval moments of creation (Gen 1:26; Job 38:1–7) to the eschatological arrival of God’s kingdom (Dan 7:9–14).” (1)
This idea of the divine council began to change like most things overtime and has almost been completely lost. The Rabbinical Jews could not tolerate the idea that, YHWH the King, and his son Yeshua could be two rulers with Yeshua being the ruler over YHWH’s creation as seen in Daniel’s vision in chapter 7. The reason Yeshua is the ruler over creation is because the first Adam failed YHWH and lost his dominion and was cast out of the garden. Remember the first Adam was supposed to be the ruler over YHWH’s creation here on earth. Go back to Genesis 1:28 “And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Did you catch the phrase and have dominion in other words ruler ship. The word for dominion is the word radah and according to Strong’s Lexicon it means to reign. Again, this is another parallel between the two Adams.
Now let’s look at Yeshua and Daniel 7: 13-14. In this passage we see a picture of the future Messiah Yeshua called the Son of Man being given dominion over the earth and its peoples.
“I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. 14 And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed” (Daniel 7:13-14)
Go back to Daniel 7:9 and you see a picture of two thrones one of Yeshua the son of Man and of his Father YHWH I spoke of earlier. This imagery and vision of Daniel was powerful and clearly shows the authority Yeshua has over his father’s creation and the authority given to him by YHWH. This is a father son relationship between YHWH and Yeshua. Think of a monarch and a king giving his son ruler ship over his kingdom.
In the Christian era there have been many changes to the New Testament which favor a Trinitarian position. A little known fact among Christians today is that there is no original Greek text of the entire New Testament. There are however 5000 manuscripts or copies of the text but no original text. This is important to understand because this leaves translators, and scribes the ability to write their theology into the New Testament text. When it comes to the nature of Yeshua and the belief in a Trinity this is exactly what happened. I found many scholars who agree with this understanding and if pressed most pastors would also have to agree and admit this fact. The reason I believe this information is not taught to the masses is because the modern church structure would lose power and control over the people. I also believe that they fear people may lose faith in their Bible. I would submit that the 66 book bible we have today is a creation of men who have determined what is in and what is out of that book. There is no command of YHWH to create a book with 66 separate books called the Bible. I know this is hard to hear but it is fact.
Here is a list of many of the passages which have been altered to give an appearance of a triune God. This is just a sample and is taken from an article title “Textual Corruption favoring the Trinitarian Position”: (notice the trinity is argued from and supported primarily by New testament texts and related to the nature of Yeshua)
“Matthew 24:36 Scribes were uncomfortable with the fact that the text said that Jesus did not know the future, so the phrase “nor the Son” was omitted from “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” That omission is reflected in the KJV, but scholars now recognize it belongs in the text, and the modern Greek text includes it, as do most modern versions.
Mark 1:10 That the spirit came “eis” (“fully to” or “into”) was changed to “epi” (upon). The difference between “into” and “upon” was clear to some early Christians. The spirit coming “into” Christ made it more likely that Christ was “adopted” as God’s Son than if the spirit simply came “upon” him. So the “eis” was changed to “epi.” The Trinity is so firmly established today that even though the Greek texts read “into,” the NIV reads “on.” The Amplified Bible does read “into,” and has a note saying that the Greek text reads that way.
Mark 3:11 “You are the Son of God” was altered by scribes to read “You are God, the Son of God” to help support the Trinitarian position.
Luke 2:26 That Simeon would see “the Lord’s Christ” was changed to read “Christ, namely God.”
Luke 2:33 Copyists changed “Father” to “Joseph” in many manuscripts. They thought this would “clear up” any possible confusion about the father of Jesus.
Luke 2:41 “Parents” was changed by scribes to read “Joseph and Mary,” lest someone become confused about Jesus’ “real” parents.
Luke 2:43 “Parents” was changed to “Joseph and his mother,” or other similar readings. Also, “the boy Jesus” was changed to “the boy, the Lord Jesus,” because if Jesus were God, then he had to be Lord from his birth.
Luke 2:48 “Father and I” was altered to either “we,” or “Joseph and I,” or “your relatives,” etc., lest anyone be confused about the real father of Jesus.
Luke 3:21 Scribes changed “Jesus,” who came to be baptized, to “the Lord,” because of the emphasis that the word “Jesus” placed on his humanity.
Luke 4:22 “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” was omitted entirely, or was changed to “Isn’t this a son of Israel.”
Luke 7:9 Scribes changed “When Jesus heard this” to “When God heard this,” to make Jesus into God.
Luke 8:28 “Jesus, Son of the Most High God” was changed to “Jesus, the Most High God” so that there would be clear “proof” that Christ was God.
Luke 8:40 “Now when Jesus returned” was changed to “when God returned.”
Luke 9:20 “You are the Christ of God” was changed to “You are Christ, God.”
Luke 9:35 Scribes altered the phrase “the one who has been chosen” to “in whom I am well pleased.” This is a subtle change, but it takes the emphasis off the fact that Jesus was chosen by God, which some people recognized does not make sense if Jesus is God.
John 19:5 (KJV) “Behold the man” was either omitted entirely or changed to “Behold a man” to avoid the fact that Jesus was known as a man.
John 19:40 Scribes changed “Jesus’ body” to “God’s body.”
Acts 2:30 “One of his [David’s] descendants” was changed to “of the fruit of his heart,” i.e., like David, to avoid the idea that Jesus had a human descent.
Acts 10:37 “The baptism that John preached” was changed to “after the preaching of John” to disassociate the anointing of Jesus (v. 38) with his baptism. It was at his baptism that the spirit came on Jesus and he was “anointed” (and thus became “Messiah” or “Christ”). Most Trinitarians are uncomfortable with Jesus not becoming the Christ until his baptism, so some scribes simply disassociated the two events by removing the baptism from the verse.
Acts 13:33 “By raising up Jesus” was changed to “by raising up Jesus Christ.” This change to the text avoided the “problem” that Jesus was not thought by some to be the Christ until his resurrection.
1 Corinthians 5:7 The original text read “Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed.” In some texts, scribes added the words “for us” at the end of the phrase to avoid the implication that Jesus’ own sins might be included.
1 Corinthians 15:45 “The first man, Adam” was changed by scribes to read, “the first, Adam” to get rid of the word “man,” since by grammatical implication Christ would then have to be a man also.
1 Corinthians 15:47 “The second man from heaven” was changed in various ways: “the second man, the Lord from heaven” or “the second, the Lord from heaven” or “the second man is spiritual,” etc. The variety of ways this verse has come down to us today shows that it was not just one or two scribes changing the text but rather a number of unscrupulous scribes who thought their theological position was more important than the authority of the Word of God. Any verse stating that Jesus was a man was “a thorn in the side” of the developing Trinitarian position, and attempts were made to expunge these from the text. Thankfully, through modern scholarship, the original reading is agreed upon by scholars.
Galatians 2:20 “By faith in the Son of God” was changed in several ways, such as: “in God, Christ,” or “in God, the Son.”
Ephesians 3:9 “God who created all things” was changed to “God who created all things through Jesus Christ.”
Colossians 2:2 (NIV) My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.
This verse was a subject of hot debate, and there is ample evidence that scribes changed the text to fit their theology. The Greek texts reflect some fourteen variations, which are listed in The Text of the New Testament, by Bruce Metzger. It is interesting, however, that in almost all of them the possibility that Christ could be God is eliminated. The KJVrepresents a good example of that. It is now widely conceded that the original was probably “tou musteriou tou theou Christou,” but how to translate that phrase is debated. It can be translated the way the NIV is. It can also be translated “the mystery of the Christ of God,” and this is the most probable translation. It is difficult to make “Christ” into the mystery of God. Remember that, in Greek, the word “musterion” does not mean “mystery” in the sense of something that cannot be fully understood. The meaning of “musterion” is actually “secret.” Thus, although Trinitarian theology speaks of the “mystery” of Christ in the sense that how the Godhead exists or how the two natures co-exist in Christ is a mystery, that is not at all what this verse is saying. Furthermore, “Christ” cannot be considered a “secret,” because he is the great subject of the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation. A quick study of the other uses of “musterion” in the Bible will show that once a “secret” is revealed, it can be understood. But the “Trinity” and the “two natures” cannot be understood at all.
The question that will help solve the translation problem is: “Is there a ‘secret’ in the New Testament that could be considered the ‘secret of the Christ of God?’” The answer to that question is a definite “Yes.” The word “musterion” is used to refer to the Age of Grace in which we live. Ephesians 3:2 and 3 reads, “Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery [musterion, “secret”] made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.”
Thus when Colossians mentions “the secret of the Christ of God,” it makes perfect sense to see this as a reference to the Grace Administration, which was a secret hidden before the foundation of the world but revealed to Paul by Christ. For scriptural documentation on this point, see Ephesians 3:2-9; Colossians 1:27; Galatians 1:11 and 12. 1 Timothy 3:16 (NASB) “Who” was changed to “God.” This change was very obvious in the texts and is openly admitted by Trinitarian scholars. The change produced a very powerful Trinitarian argument, because the altered text reads, “God was manifested in the flesh,” instead of “[Jesus] who was manifested in the flesh,” which is the correct and recognized reading.
Titus 3:6 “Jesus Christ our Savior” was changed to “Jesus Christ our God.”
Hebrews 1:3 Scribes altered the phrase “purification for sins” to “purification for our sins” to avoid the parallel between Christ and the Levitical priests who provided purification for their own sins as well as those of the people.
Hebrews 2:18 Although the verse reads, “Because he himself suffered when he was tempted,” the words “when he was tempted” were omitted by some scribes. As the theology that Jesus was God developed, so did the doctrine that Jesus was not able to sin. Thus a reference to him being tempted became a problem, and omitting the phrase in the text was a simple solution.
1 Peter 4:1 “Christ suffered” was changed to “Christ suffered for us.” As the doctrine of the Trinity developed, it became more and more important for Trinitarians to show his perfection and godhood in life. Thus the words “for us” were added by scribes, lest someone think that somehow his suffering might have benefited him in some way.
1 John 3:23 The text reads “that we should believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another.” In some texts, the scribes omitted “Son” so that the text would read “believe in his [i.e., God’s] name, Jesus Christ,” thus equating Jesus with God.
1 John 5:7 and 8 This text was markedly changed to reflect the Trinitarian position. Reading the KJV and the NIV shows the differences:
1 John 5:7 and 8 (KJV) (7) “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (8) And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”
1 John 5:7 and 8 (NIV) (7) “For there are three that testify: (8) the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.”
The phrase, “the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one,” was added by Trinitarians. The NIV, a very Trinitarian Bible, omits the phrase, and the NIV Study Bible has this note about the verse: “The addition is not found in any Greek manuscript or NT translation prior to the 16th century.”
Anyone who studies the Reformation carefully knows that in the 1500’s there was a tremendous unitarian revival, and the Trinitarian position was being challenged. A response to that challenge was to add a Trinitarian phrase in 1 John. Thankfully, modern Trinitarian scholars recognize that addition, and newer versions omit the phrase. Nevertheless, the fact that Trinitarian scholars were so willing to add to the Word of God to win their debate should cause us to examine other “clearly” Trinitarian verses very carefully. Jude 5 “The Lord delivered his people out of Egypt” was changed to “Jesus delivered” in a few manuscripts to make Jesus exist in the Old Testament”
After studying these changes and researching what others discovered before me, it left me saying WOW. Thank you to the men and women who stayed true to the text and unearthed this mythology of the Triune god that found its way into modern Christianity dating back to the 4th century. The good news is most translations today have corrected the past errors and tried to eliminate opinion/theology written into scripture by scribes putting forth their personal view. If the Trinity was such a strong understanding in the Hebrew scripture why didn’t the writers of the New Testament refer to the Old Testament and clearly state the nature of YHWH as a Triune God based on the Hebrew Scripture? Why would the scribes and translators have to play funny business with the writers of the “New Testament” in order to maintain their theology? Folks the trinity and the concept of a trinity is not found in the Hebrew Scriptures period. There is only one God and that is YHWH. Yeshua was the 2nd Adam formed in the womb of Mary by the power of YHWH moving upon her thus mixing his perfect seed with her egg creating the promised seed the Son of God, Savior of the world. Yeshua was the promised Messiah spoken of in Genesis 3 and was chosen by YHWH.
Quickly I want to address terms like god the son. In order to do so I must restate that the word trinity or triune godhead is not found anywhere in the Hebrew scripture. Scholar, after scholar, after scholar all agree the trinity has no place in the bible. This view of a triune God did not begin to form until the 4th Century almost 300 years after Yeshua and started gaining full steam under the roman Emperor Constantine. Listed below are three citations by men, much smarter than myself, who lay out this simple truth and show why there is such a huge problem in the Christian Religion today:
Dictionary Of The Bible 1995 John L. Mckenzie
"The trinity of persons within the unity of nature is defined in terms of 'person' and 'nature' which are Greek philosophical terms; actually the terms do not appear in the Bible. The trinitarian definitions arose as the result of long controversies in which these terms and others such as 'essence' and 'substance' were erroneously applied to God by some theologians."
The Rise of Christianity W.H.C. Frend 1985
"For him [Clement] the trinity consisted of a hierarchy of three graded beings, and from that concept - derived from Platonism - depended much of the remainder of his theological teaching."
The Doctrine of the Trinity Christianity's Self-Inflicted Wound 1994 Anthony F. Buzzard Charles F. Hunting
"Eberhard Griesebach, in an acedemic lecture on "Christianity and humanism" delivered in 1938, observed that in its encounter with Greek philosophy Christianity became theology. That was the fall of Christianity. The Problem thus highlighted stems from the fact that traditional orthodoxy, while it claims to find its origins in scripture, in fact contains elements drawn from a synthesis of Scripture and Neo-Platonism. The mingling of Hebrew and Greek thinking set in motion first in the second century by an influx of Hellenism through the Church Fathers, whose theology was colored by the Platonists Plotinus and Porphyry. The effects of the Greek influence are widely recognized by theologians, though they go largely unnoticed by many believers."
What these three men say is the truth and cannot be disputed. The Christian religion today is a blend of scripture and pagan thought which I believe is an abomination before YHWH. People like my friends Rob Skiba, and Douglas Hamp among others have been trying to point this out as lone voices in the wilderness. Folks we need to come out of Babylon all of Babylon. Even the American Founder and great thinker Thomas Jefferson understood the fallacy of the trinity when he said ". . . the Trinity is an unintelligible proposition of platonic mysticisms that three are one and one is three". Jefferson is correct that thought is unintelligible and illogical. I would add that the idea of the trinity is not found in the scripture. I cannot say this enough the triune godhead is not in scripture period.
The trinity is fully pagan and not biblical in any sense, and come from pagan roots. Here is another quote from yet another scholar attesting to this fact:
Jesus Christ is not God 1975 Victor Paul Wierwille
"Long before the founding of Christianity the idea of a triune god or a god-in-three persons was a common belief in ancient religions. Although many of these religions had many minor deities, they distinctly acknowledged that there was one supreme God who consisted of three persons or essences. The Babylonians used an equilateral triangle to represent this three-in-one god, now the symbol of the modern three-in-one believers."
"The Hindu trinity was made up of the gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The Greek triad was composed of Zeus, Athena and Apollo. These three were said by the pagans to 'agree in one.' One of the largest pagan temples built by the Romans was constructed at Ballbek (situated in present day Lebanon) to their trinity of Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. In Babylon the planet Venus was revered as special and was worshipped as a trinity consisting of Venus, the moon and the sun. This triad became the Babylonian holy trinity in the fourteenth century before Christ."
"Although other religions for thousands of years before Christ was born worshipped a triune god, the trinity was not a part of Christian dogma and formal documents of the first three centuries after Christ."
"That there was no formal, established doctrine of the trinity until the fourth century is a fully documented historical fact."
"Clearly, historians of church dogma and systematic theologians agree that the idea of a Christian trinity was not a part of the first century church. The twelve apostles never subscribed to it or received revelation about it. So how then did a trinitarian doctrine come about? It gradually evolved and gained momentum in late first, second and third centuries as pagans, who had converted to Christianity, brought to Christianity some of their pagan beliefs and practices."
I present these fact and close with this truth. The trinity in mysticism and in the old religion going back to Babylon which many call witchcraft the rule of three is strong. The principle of three defines witchcraft and witches often form a triad within their covens calling upon their gods most of which are triune. The pyramid of three points, known as the pyramid of power is based on the 4 pillars of magic and the power of three. Even the Wiccan’s today believe in triune gods just as their ancestors from Babylon. Does this have place in our worship and understanding of YHWH? I ask, would the one true God YHWH and his son Yeshua be anything close and possibly resemble any pagan religion? I would submit that Yeshua nor his father share anything in common with any pagan religion. Remember Babylonian, Egyptian, Sumerian, Greek, and Roman along with every other pagan belief system has some form of a polytheistic god structure and that is undisputed fact. All of those pagan religions lead straight back to Nimrod and Babylon.
In contrast to pagan religion and pagan gods YHWH inspired scripture to be separate (i.e. set apart) and that included himself and his true nature. YHWH is the one true God and he is one God (Singular). One guys only ONE!!!! Yeshua was created by YHWH in the womb of Mary and he was the promised seed, the Messiah foretold who came from the line of Judah and was prophet like unto Moses, but better because he was the Son of God. YHWH had a plan from the beginning to restore his creation and Yeshua the son of God was that plan. Yeshua was the second Adam sent to reverse the corruption of the first Adam by paying the penalty of the first Adam’s singular sin which brought death to all men putting sin into our DNA. This is the truth which people do not understand makes Yeshua even more special in my opinion. Who than I am suppose to worship the father or the son? Sadly in the Christian religion the son is often exalted above the father and the fathers laws, statues, teaching, and directions are rejected saying they were nailed to the cross and I worship Jesus Christ. Yeshua or Jesus Christ is the way back to the father and that was his mission Savior of the world. If I follow after Yeshua and walked in his ways (i.e. walking as he walked) then I too will worship, and obey YHWH as the one true God, thus following Yeshua's example. The son Yeshua is the savior of the world and the way to the father YHWH.
Lastly, the term god the son is not biblical and does not appear in any of the Greek, Hebrew, or Aramaic texts. Folks it was Nimrod who was declared to be the first man-god. Do we really want to associate our Messiah with Nimrod? This term god the son is Babylonian and comes straight from Babylon. You see when Nimrod died and his son Tamuz was born, Tamuz was called god the son. This is fact, so why would we want to connect Yeshua to pagan religion? Why would we violate YHWH’s law which such grievous error? It comes down thru centuries of lies laid by Lucifer himself.
Yeshua is the son of the living God and he is the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the father except through him. That was made possible because his blood was poured out covering the sins of the world. Then Yeshua was raised from the grave and lives today at the right hand of his Father YHWH. Yeshua will return and claim ruler ship over his father's creation. Once the last enemy death is put under his feet and destroyed Yeshua will turn and give it all back to his father as described in 1 Corinthians 15: 20-28. Amen and Amen!!!
Reference Material Used in this Article:
- http://torahofmessiah.org/why-yeshua-jesus-is-not-god/ (Torah of Messiah)
- http://www.hebrew-streams.org/works/monotheism/genesis-plurals.html (The Genesis Plurals)
- http://www.christadelphia.org/trinityhistory.htm (An Appeal to Trinitarian Christians)
- http://www.Hebrew Streams.org (Heavenly Council in the Hebrew Text and New Testament)
- http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Like_Moses/like_moses.html (Moses Prophecy of Messiah)
Part 3 - Message of the Third Angel
The Message of Third Angel
The Message of the third angel is a warning which if not heeded could mean experiencing the wrath of YHWH which is reserved for the wicked. Here is the Angel’s Message
Revelation 14:9-11 (NKJV)
Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
The first Angel tells us to worship the creator YHWH, the second Angel announces that Babylon has fallen, then pleading with us to come out of her in Revelation 18. Now the third angel reveals the judgment if we choose not listen. Staying in the beast system, and worshiping the beasts feast, keeping the beasts laws and times is a plan for disaster. This judgment which is going to be poured out is described in chapter 15 and 16 of Revelation.
In this article I am going to work backwards and define some terms to set the stage as we break this warning down. Looking at verse 11 of Revelation 14 we see the result of taking or accepting the mark of the beast. Verse 11 says “And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever.” referring to those who take the Mark of the Beast. Question, does this verse indicate eternal punishment for those who follow the beast rather than YHWH by taking the beasts mark? In order to answer this question I must first look at the Greek word used in the text for the phrase forever and ever, and it is the word “aion”. First, I am not a Greek scholar or expert nor do I claim to be, so please seek this for yourself. In Greek the word “aion” does not mean forever or temporary but rather it refers to an age and is a noun. The word “aion” means age or ages which have clear beginnings and clear endings. Looking back at verse 11 we see this judgment will last both day and night giving no rest which fits the Greek word “aion” perfectly. Although, the writer does not specify how many days and nights, we can see that it is clearly for a specific time. Here is the message of the third angel as properly translated and comes from the Young’s Literal Translation from the 1800’s.
“And a third messenger did follow them, saying in a great voice, `If any one the beast doth bow before, and his image, and doth receive a mark upon his forehead, or upon his hand, 10 he also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, that hath been mingled unmixed in the cup of His anger, and he shall be tormented in fire and brimstone before the holy messengers, and before the Lamb,11 and the smoke of their torment doth go up to ages of ages; and they have no rest day and night, who are bowing before the beast and his image, also if any doth receive the mark of his name. (Revelation 14:9-11 YLT)
When translated correctly we get a clear picture of this judgment lasting for ages of ages, giving no rest day and night. What is missing is how long this judgment will last.
As an aside there is also the adjective form of the word “aion” which is the word “aionios”. “Aionios” would then mean “pertaining to an age” because adding the suffix “ios” to a word makes it an adjective. Adjectives describe the nature of the noun which they are modifying. Unfortunately, the KJV translation which most other English translations come from put the English word eternal, or forever when this word “aion” is used in the Greek. This subtle change is very misleading and changes the meaning of entire texts found in scripture. In summary “aion” does not mean eternal or temporary it means age which could be, a few seconds, five minutes, a couple days, or a thousands of years. “Aion” is a noun but it can be changed to an adjective (modify or describe a noun) by adding “ios” or “ias” masculine or feminine. Here are some examples of the word “aionios” as seen in scripture used to describe YHWH, life and judgment:
Aionios God: God created the ages, and He pertains to what He creates. Aionios Life: Life is the Holy Spirit within the saints, so they receive "the Life of the ages" now, and will receive immortality later. Aionios Judgment: God has appointed an age for judgment, so judgment pertains that appointed age.
I would encourage you to go back into history and study the Greek poets like Homer and others seeing how they use this word “aion”, I will warn you, you may be surprised. Do your research, trust no one, and discover the truth for yourself. For more in depth study on this word “aion” and its meaning please see this reference http://www.tentmaker.org/books/Aion_lim.html. This is just one of many resources that I have found useful. Words have meaning and to understand the scripture we have to have the correct meaning and context or else we will not have a correct understanding, and this is true of any literature not just the scripture. Now back to the message of the third angel.
So in verse 11 we see an age of judgement for those who take the mark of the beast. What is this judgment going to look like? It is going to involve fire and brimstone and it is going to last both and night for an age of ages. Question, has YHWH used fire and brimstone to judge the wicked in the past? The answer is yes, YHWH absolutely has used fire and brimstone in the past. Let’s go back and take a look at one judgment and see if it was an eternal judgment, lasting forever and ever? Do you remember Genesis 19 and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? We all know the story, these cities were evil and the population were engaged in rape, murder, adultery and the worse satanic forms of idol worship you could ever imagine. The people’s lust to rape and pillage foreigners was so strong they wanted YHWH’s holy angels who visited Lot. Lot and his family were told to leave the city because YHWH was going to bring fierce judgment from heaven and that is exactly what happened. Picking up the story in Genesis 19 verse 24
“24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.” (Genesis 19:24-25)
This judgment should sound familiar because this is the same type of Judgment in Revelation 14. YHWH will reign down fire and brimstone from heaven in front of the angels and the lamb Yeshua judging those who marked themselves with beast times and law. Just like Sodom this judgment will last for an age destroying them all. Question, is Sodom and Gomorrah still burning today? Answer, no it is not burning today. Did it burn for an age or “aion”? You decide. I would like to point out that YHWH has used this kind of language about reigning fire and brimstone down from heaven to describe judgments throughout the Old Testament. Here is an example referenced in Ezekiel 38:21-23
"I will call for a sword against him on all My Mountains," declares the Lord GOD. "Every man's sword will be against his brother. 22"With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone. 23"I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the LORD."'
This kind of language is nothing new, and is found many times in scripture. However nowhere does scripture ever speak of eternal judgment or torture. In fact in Ezekiel 38:23 YHWH says he will magnify and sanctify himself in the sight of many nations and they will know that he is God because of his judgments. Why does YHWH judge or punish the wicked? Does YHWH judge to destroy and torture without a plan of restoration? Or does YHWH judge to restore and purify so the nations or people, in will come and worship him? I believe Revelation 15:4 answers the question just like the prophet Ezekiel when he says
“ALL nations shall come and worship You (the You is YHWH), for your judgments have been made manifested.” (Revelation 15:4 NKJV)
Here we have the Saints singing the song of Moses, explaining why YHWH judges. After this proclamation and the song of Moses the seven judgements are poured out on those who worshiped the beast and probation closes for this age. According to Revelation 16 the temple is then filled with YHWH’s holy smoke and the seven angels carry out the great judgments on those who took the mark and worshiped the beast as seen by John in chapter 15 and 16 of Revelation.
In summary, YHWH judges so that all men, including the wicked, will come and worship. Remember what is YHWH’s will? To draw all men to himself that is why Yeshua had to die so all men could be saved, which is the gospel message of good news on earth. Yes, many men will curse YHWH and not like the judgements being poured out, but in the end once their pride, and evil desires is burned up, consumed by fire and removed then these words of Paul in Philippians will ring true
“For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)
Amen and Amen! Yeshua did not come to save only a select few who were pre destined as many believe. Yeshua did not come to condemn the world he came to save the world just as John 3:17 proclaims? Here are the words as written by the prophet Isaiah as he tells exactly why YHWH judges
“With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness” (Isaiah 26:9 NKJV)
You see YHWH is a God of love whose wrath and judgment is poured out for a reason and that reason is to purify and teach righteousness. When you discipline and judge your children for wrong behavior do you do so to destroy or to correct? The answer is you do so to correct, and YHWH is no different because he created all mankind in his image and is our heavenly father who loves all his creation. The good news that we need to proclaim is that we can avoid YHWH’s wrath and the judgment by coming out of Babylon today and not marking our self in the image of the beast.
How does YHWH mark his own in this age when we believe? He writes his ways, his statutes, and precepts in their heart and in their mind thus sealing them with his mark. Revelation 7:1-3 puts it this way
“After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”
The prophet Isaiah speaking to the house of Jacob, which you as a believer in Yeshua have been grafted into, says
“Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among my disciples.” (Isaiah 8:16 NKJV)
Then in Hebrews, which I believe was written by Paul, he says the following
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” (Hebrews 8:10)
You see it has and always will be about obedience to YHWH as a result of salvation which was completed at the cross. The whole world has all been redeemed by the shedding of Yeshua’s blood, thus accomplishing the will of father. I proclaim Yeshua did not fail, he did not miss the mark he accomplished his mission to save the world, and not one soul will be lost. I would submit that if just one souls perishes then Yeshua did not accomplish the mission and the great advisory of YHWH the devil wins. Paul makes this point in 1 Corinthians 15:22.
At this point, you must be asking, what then is the mark of the beast? I believe the mark of the beast is the opposite of the mark of YHWH. Think of Nebuchadnezzar, what did he require of all the kingdom when he built that large statue? What was the consequence for not worshipping his false god? It was death by fire. In Rome the Cesar saw himself as god and coined money with his image and made the people of Rome carry his mark in order to buy and sell. Could there be a literal mark, like a chip, a shot or vaccine that changes ones DNA, sure, but I believe this mark of the beast is a spiritual mark, just as YHWH marks his own spiritually. Satan and his beast, the little horn have nothing new, he copies YHWH, so why would his mark be any different. Remember my earlier articles when I looked at Daniel 7? Their Daniel sees the little horn which is the beast and in verse 25 the beast does what changes YHWH’s times and law:
He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. (Daniel 7:25)
In other words you are either by sealed by YHWH and his law, and times or you are sealed by the little horn/ beast’s law and time. Despite what you may believe my fellow Christian we cannot worship however we please whenever we please. Yes, we can worship YHWH and his son Yeshua every day as we do all to his glory (1 Corinthians 10:31) but YHWH has given us appointed times known as his feast days. He set aside a special day made just for us and modeled it in creation known as the Sabbath which is the 7th day of the week and the 4th commandment. How do you know if you have been sealed in this age and are walking as Yeshua? James answers this question when he says
“But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18 NKJV)
You see faith is manifested in your works. Your works are following YHWH’s commandments 1 John 2:3 “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.” We are saved because of Yeshua’s completed work on the cross, and the spilling of his blood which was the remission for all sin. Yeshua’s death on the cross is grace and it is that single work which saves all men. There is nothing you or I can do for your salvation. The world was given the gift of life which it did not deserve and it was unmerited. Here is the good news of the gospel, Yeshua’s death was not only for a select few but for the whole world so we can be reconciled back to YHWH in due time. That is truly good news is it not. How do I know this? Because YHWH told me so in his inspired scripture. John in his Gospel says
“For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” (John 6:33 NKJV)
Do you believe this to be true?
Here are the words of Yeshua
“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” (John 12:32 NKJV)
Do you believe this to be true? YHWH draws mankind through his love, but if you choose to reject him then he will draw you to himself through judgment. Here are the words of Paul, ask yourself do you truly believe this?
“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22 NKJV)
Together we have looked at three Angels messages of Revelation 14. The first message is a call to worship our creator YHWH in a right manner. Second, we are to acknowledge that Babylon is fallen and is corrupt, standing opposed to YHWH in every way. We are to head the warning and come out of Babylon fully and completely turning our focus to the spiritual kingdom established by YHWH who is the chief Cornerstone of the spiritual temple established on earth found in the body of Yeshua the church. (The church and Israel are now one read Romans 11). Then the last Angel warns us that if we don’t worship YHWH, and we don’t come out of Babylon then we will face the wrath of YHWH. We are not to be marked by the beast system, accepting his laws, and times, but rather we are marked by YHWH found in obedience. This judgment will burn all the lawless and wicked down purifying them so they will bow and confess Yeshua as Lord after judgment. The beast system has fallen and was defeated at the cross of Yeshua on Passover, but yet Babylon still rules this earthly physical world until Yeshua returns. Please come out of Babylon today turning your eyes back to YHWH. We have been redeemed by YHWH’s only son Yeshua, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, and all he wants in return, is our faithfulness which produces obedience. When you believe by faith then his instruction are written on your heart and in your mind just as scripture says and you become a new creation.
Search these things out for yourself, test the spirit’s, ask questions, and discover YHWH’s infinite love, mercy, and kindness. Remember the words of Paul “where there is sin grace abounds all the more” Roman 5:20, but our goal is to be found faithful, true. May YHWH richly bless! Amen!
The Message of the Second Angel - Revelation 14
The first angel exhorts all men and women to fear YHWH and worship him who was the creator of all things. We learned that true worship is shown to us in YHWH’s teachings, instructions or law as reveled in the Torah, prophets, and explained in detail by the Apostle Paul and the other New Testament writers. Now let’s look to the second angel in Revelation 14 who has another message for us, the followers of Yeshua and the people of the world. This message is also urgent and needs to be echoed by the church today.
“And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
This leads to the question who is Babylon that is fallen? There are many scholars who argue over who Babylon is in this verse. Is Babylon a revived Iraq in the Middle East? Is Babylon America as S Douglas Woodward and others propose or is Babylon a fallen religious system which spreads it lies like wine throughout the world attacking the statues and precepts of YHWH’s law or instruction? Are a majority of churches today preaching obedience and faithfulness to the statues, teaching, and precepts of YHWH found in the Torah (i.e. instructions or teaching)? Do they preach the words of the psalmist in Psalm 119? I believe Babylon is all of the above. I believe the beast system through the false teaching of Dispensationalist theology has injected into the church false views of the end times which attacks YHWH’s true timetable for prophecy and his holy instruction, which some call the old Mosaic Law.
During the Counter Reformation two Jesuits priests Francisco Riveria and Robert Bellermine introduced Futurism which today has become known as Dispensationalism. This view has been made popular by men like Scholfield, Darby, Lindsey, and Lahaye as they echoed this Jesuit doctrine whether knowing or unknowingly. They teach a rise of one single future Anti-Christ, and the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. The teaching goes that once the church is gone the story is all about the Jews and there will be a rebuilt temple were they will worship YHWH reinstating the sacrificial system. This Anti-Christ will make peace with the Jews and conquer the known world in just three and a half literal years. He will then proclaim himself as god setting himself up in the temple only to be destroyed three and half years later when the raptured church returns with Yeshua. Whether you believe it or not this teaching is new to the church and only a few hundred years old. I cannot find any early church father who taught this view or even ascribed to a futurist view. The scripture has always been viewed from a historical standpoint because it is history past, present and future. The scripture is history and prophecy in scripture, as I have learned, is metaphor. I know for a fact this futurist view was never taught by the reformers like Luther and others. They used a historical view when reading and studying the scripture. I believe the beast system is the papacy (i.e. The New World Order) and this beast system is setting up their own fulfillment of their own prophecy right before our very eyes based on the lie of futurism found in dispensationalist theology. The beast system is setting up the arrival of their sun god “Nimrod”, (aka “Osiris”, “Zeus”, or “Apollo” all the same deity) the first true world leader who became known by many names after the Tower of Babel.
Families like the Rothschilds have worked with the United Nations to set up the nation we know today as Israel post World War 2 which I believe is another deception. The horrors of the holocaust were used to get the world’s support of restoring the Jews to their land in the Middle East and since then there has been anything but peace. However, there is a problem Israel is twelve tribes not one tribe and last I checked the lost tribes of Israel are still gentiles and their fullness is still being brought in, which started with the Apostle Paul. The Zionist today has successfully gotten modern “Christian” churches to buy into this lie that Israel as a nation has been restored which leads to the mentality of support Israel no matter what, because they are God’s chosen people. I agree that the Hebrew people are YHWH’s elect, however the political Israel of today and the Hebrew nation of the old are not the same. The result of this lie has been, blind support of Israel at any cost, and the modern futurist has set their end times clocks based on the event of 1948 which thus has proven wrong as people try to set dates and timetables of end times events. Yes, Israel was allegedly re-established in 1948 but the true restoration of Israel, which was promised by YHWH through the writings of the prophets, would be reestablished by YHWH himself after a gathering together of all twelve tribes. Some say well YWHY has used men in the past and therefore YWHY used them in 1948 to bring his people back to the land. I would like to point out that YWHY reveals all thing to his prophets and people first according to Amos 3:7. As I read scripture I find no prophecy saying that Israel’s restoration after its destruction in 70 AD is going to happen the way modern teachers have said it happened in 1948. However, the prophets did name Nebuchadnezzar as taking the Southern Kingdom of Israel into captivity and then foretold their return 70 years later which started the 2300 year prophecy of Daniel 8.
Today, the modern “Christian” is focused on future events which many believe do not pertain to them, because they are out of here in this so called pre-tribulation rapture. As a result rather than seeing the beast, or little horn for what it is, the papacy and the successions of popes, the modern “Christian” is looking for an escape plan. They are also looking for an earthly Israel and an earthly Kingdom of God just like their Jewish counter parts did when Yeshua arrived in his first advent. I believe the beast “the roman papacy” has used the Jesuits and their order, along with other secret societies to redirect everyone’s attention to the Middle East for the fulfillment of prophecy thus misdirecting the protestant focus from Roman Papacy which is the beast of Revelation 13. It was this knowledge which was the root cause of the Reformation in the first place in the 1500’s. Martin Luther and others identified the Pope and the office of the Papacy as Anti-Christ, and rightly so I might add. With “Christians” and the world looking to the Middle East the mortal head wound heals and the Roman Papacy is once again rising to power, which leads me back to the message of the second Angel in Revelation 14 saying Babylon has fallen.
Ancient Babylon always stood opposed to Israel and the true people of YHWH. Babylon was the root of pagan practices, sun god worship, and all idol worship. The prophet Jerimiah says this of Babylon
Babylon was a golden cup in the LORD’s hand, That made all the earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; Therefore the nations are deranged. Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed. Wail for her! Take balm for her pain; Perhaps she may be healed. We would have healed Babylon, But she is not healed. Forsake her, and let us go everyone to his own country; For her judgment reaches to heaven and is lifted up to the skies. (Jeremiah 51:7-9 NKJV).
Ancient Babylon made the world drunk with her idolatry and the Babylon here in Revelation 14 and 18 does exactly the same thing. Folks we live in Babylon, look around you, our religious system is of Babylon, our symbols are of Babylon, our economy and merchant system is of Babylon, we celebrate the feasts of Babylon, while knowingly or unknowingly rejecting the instruction of YHWH. There is a call in Revelation 18 for believers to come out of Babylon lest we partake in her judgment.
After these things, I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury." And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities" (Revelation 18: 1-5 NKJV).
This passage in Revelation 18 is parallel to the passage in Revelation 14 where we started. It is also in line with the prophet Jerimiah. This call by John the revelator to come out of Babylon is for today, and is speaking to the house of Israel which is the church, they are one in the same. According to Romans 11 ancient Israel may be lost but they are not forgotten. Israel is being restored as the fullness of the gentiles comes in. In Romans 11:11 Paul says that in this age the gentiles are being brought in and the fullness of Israel will soon be restored. Many of the natural branches were broken off the olive tree which represents Israel, and others were grafted in speaking of the gentiles. It is no longer about the Hebrew people or the Jews as a race, it is about one faith, and one God, one hope, and one church united under Yeshua (the savior of all men) and him alone. When we believe in Yeshua, in this age, we are grafted in and will receive the blessing that YHWH promised if we are faithful and obedient in this age and great will be our reward in the age to come. This message of the Angel in Revelation 14 and 18 is a wakeup call to make sure we are not partaking in this apostate system which is fallen and is awaiting pending judgment when probation closes. Paul warns us in 2 Thessalonians when he says
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. (2 Thess. 2:3-4)
There is a great falling away and it has been happening since the rise of the Roman Papacy in the early 5th century which started with Constantine when he made Christianity main stream in Rome. This son of perdition according to Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2 was trying to break through in Paul’s time but there was a restrainer. Many bible scholars and theologians believe that this restrainer Paul spoke of is either the church, or the Holy Spirit. I disagree with both, I believe this restrainer was the Pagan Roman government which held back the great apostasy and the rise of this little horn, the beast of Revelation 13 and Daniel 7. The Roman Papacy (the Beast) claims to speak for God, they exalt themselves above God calling them themselves the Vicar of Christ. The Roman Papacy changed God’s holy law removing the 2nd commandment and changed the day of worship from the 7th day to the 1st day. (Stop reading and go to Daniel 7:25 and read the marks of the little horn, and see if that does or does not describe the Roman Papacy in every way. Remember who the biggest persecutor of the Saints was after its rise to power in 538 AD?)The Beast today sits inside the temple of God as people worship confessing sin to the pope and priests as if they were God. I encourage you, please don’t believe me seek these truths for yourself.
Before this blending of paganism true Christians were being persecuted by the Jewish leaders, and they were outcasts of the Roman Empire, believers in Yeshua remained pure in their faith, for the first three centuries after Yeshua ascended into the heavens. Yeshua was the head of the church and they worshipped in homes and small groups walking in obedience following their Saviors example whether Jew or Gentile (read the book of Acts). Constantine brought Christianity to forefront and out of the shadows when he began to blend it with pagan sun god worship and the restrainer of the pagan Roman government was being removed setting the stage for the great apostasy and blending of church and state. When you look back at history that is exactly what happened. We see this foretold in Daniel 2:33 speaking of the statue in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream …”its feet partly of iron and partly of clay”. The iron in the feet of the statue show us that the Roman civil authority was still be in place but there arose a second substance mixed in and that is the clay which is the religious system of the Papacy. History bears this out as fact not mere opinion. The Papacy ruled over religion and governments with all the authority of the Roman Cesar having both religious and civil authority. In other words the power which came after the Roman Empire was still Roman in its nature but it set its self-up in the temple of God calling itself the mother church with all authority under heaven. Interesting fact, the title “Supreme Pontiff” (Pontifex Maximus) was used by the Roman emperors to describe themselves. The popes refer to themselves as “Supreme Pontiff” even until today. The claim they are the Vicar of Christ. I found this quote from David Hunt in an article written by Pastor Steven Bohr and it says this “Freedom at last from persecution seemed like a gift from God. Unfortunately, it set the stage for an apostasy that would envelop Christendom for more than a millennium. Christ’s bride had been wedded to paganism.” (Dave Hunt, A Woman Rides the Beast, pp. 202-203) This is so true and paganism found its way into the protestant church because the reformers only reformed certain parts of catholic doctrine leaving most of the rituals in place. Of these rituals, like the Eucharist (communion in protestant churches), the reformers change the names and practice slightly but they were still basically in the image of the mother church. The historian William Durant put it this way “When Christianity conquered Rome, the ecclesiastical structure of the pagan church, the title and vestments of the pontifex maximus, the worship of the Great Mother and a multitude of comforting divinities, the sense of super-sensible presences everywhere, the joy or solemnity of old festivals, and the pageantry of immemorial ceremony, passed like maternal blood into the new religion, and captive Rome captured her conqueror. While Christianity converted the world, the world converted Christianity” (Will Durant, Civilization: Caesar and Christ, Volume 3, p. 657.)
I could go on and on but the point is that the apostasy has already taken place the man of sin was revealed in the rise of the roman papacy and this man or succession of men ruled for 1260 years as was foretold by Daniel starting in the mid 500’s AD. I believe the beast, or little horn, suffered its mortal head wound in the late 1790’s when France removed the papacy from ruling over both church and state. What followed was all of Europe began to reject the Papacy and her power and this awakening was seen in the history of the French Revolution and other European states. One by one each European state began to become secular, wanting no part of the Roman Papacy thus making the rule of the Pope null and void thus delivering a mortal head wound. Meanwhile, in the new world a tiny nation was being born which was foretold in prophecy, and is described as the second beast which speaks like a lamb but acts a dragon. This second beast will return power and authority to the first beast before it’s destroyed. Any guess who this nation might be? Ponder that thought for moment, and again don’t believe me study these things for yourself.
When Luther nailed his thesis to door on the church in Guttenberg he along with his fellow reformers knew that the Roman Papacy and each successive pope was the Anti -Christ spoken of in scripture. Today the protest against Rome is over and all but a small remnant have been pulled away by the Jesuit influence and the counter reformation of the late 1500’s. Most “Christian” churches today don’t even understand that they are a mirror of the Roman Catholic Church. They have no idea how far they have strayed from the true gospel of grace and mercy found in the victorious victory won at the cross when Yeshua died spilling his blood as a remission for all sin. Sure today protestant “Christian” may not worship Mary, or look to the Pope as the Vicar of Christ, or worship the saints of old, and they may not confess their sins to a priest. However, the modern “Christian” sees their pastor as their spiritual leader and vests in him great authority not found in the pages of scripture. In other words the pastor has assumed the role of the priest. The modern “Christian” submits themselves willingly to pastor/churches rule rarely if ever questioning a word the pastor says from the pulpit. Although Christians have bible’s they can read and study the chose to buy book upon book written by man telling them what the scripture says rather than studying it for themselves. The “Christian” today believes that Sabbath was changed from the 7th day of the week to the 1st day of the week and they have distain and disgust for anyone who suggests we reconsider this tradition. They overlook the fact that Yeshua declared that Sabbath was made for man Mark 2:25-27 and not man for the Sabbath. They don’t understand that it was the Anti-Christ system which changed the Sabbath not YHWH. YHWH is the same today as every day, he never changes. The modern Christian believes the New Covenant established by Yeshua does away with YWHY’s unchangeable perfect HOLY instructions known as the law of YWHY or the Mosaic Law/ instruction. They quote Yeshua saying there are now only two laws love God, and love your neighbor. The modern “Christian” has no clue that when Yeshua spoke these words he was simply quoting the Torah (YHWH’s instructions) making the point that those instructions sum up the entire law but they do not change YHWH’s instruction. When we obey the Ten Commandments or Ten Instructions we are loving God and loving our neighbor. Modern “Christians” confuse grace and our freedom in Yeshua with being lawless in their actions and worship paying, no attention to YWHY’s instructions which is said to be profitable for teaching, reproof and correction. The say all meat is clean including pork, and other unclean animals saying it is good and acceptable in YHWH’s eyes. Question, how can an unchangeable God change? When did Yeshua or any prophet proclaim the change? Answer, Yeshua changed nothing he only fulfilled. Even modern science is showing that animals like pigs are terrible for our bodies and unhealthy to eat. Again, the modern “Christian” claims we can do whatever we want because Yeshua did it all for us, so therefore I am free from his instructions. Let’s ask another question, are you really free from obedience to YHWH? Or could it be that YWHY’s instructions bring you freedom? Yes we are free from the bondage of sin and death but we are not free from loving obedience. In fact obedience should be our desire because we have his instruction written in our hearts and on our mind because the Spirit of YWHY came down on Pentecost. The modern Christians says it’s too hard to keep God’s commandments anyway, so why bother, Yeshua did it for me so I don’t have to follow YHWH’s instruction, then adding it was nailed to the cross. However, scripture clearly says the opposite stating YHWH’s commandments/instruction are not hard nor burdensome but are good for us. The modern Christian believes the New Testament replaced the Old thus making any instruction given to Israel, obsolete. The modern “Christian” says we are the church not Israel so therefore it does not apply to me. They don’t consider the fact that Paul says that Israel is now both Jew and gentile together in one faith, one hope and one God the savior of all men. The Christian churches today have rejected the appointed times of YHWH and replaced them with pagan feasts not knowing that each of the seven feast of YWHY are all about Yeshua and his work on the cross and his atonement for sin as foreshadowed in the feasts of YWHY. Yeshua was the Passover lamb and poured out his blood for the remission of all sin fulfilling the Passover, Unleavened Bread, and he became our First Fruit offering. Guess what, those are the first three feasts of YHWH all fulfilled in detail by Yeshua. Question, why would I not want to remember and celebrate those amazing feast days is a puzzlement to me. Oh, and the Spirit of YHWH came down on Pentecost filling every believer writing YHWH’s instructions on their hearts and minds, just as Moses received the written instruction at the first Pentecost on Mt Sinai. Wow, when was last time that was preached from the pulpit. Yeshua is now in the heavenly temple as the high priest preparing a place for us according to the book of Hebrews. They don’t understand that with the destruction of Israel in 70 AD and the stoning of Stephen in Acts 7 Yeshua established his new kingdom, a spiritual kingdom, which happened just as he said in Matthew 24 and 25. The church and Israel are now one entity not two, and formed a spiritual kingdom. (Please read Romans 11) The Spiritual Temple is built on foundation of the apostles and the prophets with Yeshua as the chief corner stone, and we the body make up the walls and structure (Ephesians 2:18-22). Here are the words a warning from Paul in 2 Timothy, and see if this applies to the church today:
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (2 Timothy 2:2-4 NKJV)
What Paul warned Timothy of is happening in the 21st Century with churches all around the world. Has not the church today heaped up teacher after teacher telling them what makes them feel good. What is sound doctrine? Sound doctrine is teaching first, that Yeshua came and died for the sins of the whole world paying the penalty of sin which was death. With the penalty of sin paid by Yeshua the law of sin and death was reversed which went into effect in Genesis 2 when Adam sinned. Grace was and is Yeshua’s death on the cross when he poured out his blood to wash away the sin of the world. (1 Corinthians 15) The gospel is sharing this good news with the world calling people to believe as John 3:16 says, so people may have life in this age enduring. Then calling people to walk in obedience to YWHY having a direct relationship with YWHY. There is no need of pastors, priests, or any form of professional clergy. Yes, those who are more mature in their faith (elders) may disciple (come along side) the younger men and women, but they are equals and have no authority over there fellow believers. Each member has a gift and each member works together in love with Yeshua as the head and the Holy Spirit as their teacher. We need to be about teaching people what it means to delight in YWHY, His statutes, His virtues, and His instructions. It is simple, your faith will be proven by your works (James 2) which is obedience to YWHY (1 John 2). We need to make sure that people understand grace saved them and there is no work that is able to save them apart from Yeshua (Ephesians 2:8-9). People please understand YWHY wants us to love him back a result of our salvation not a condition of salvation. This is the message of the second Angel of Revelation 14, Babylon is Fallen come out of her my people. Challenge your pastor to evaluate his ministry and see if he is teaching obedience to YWHY or something else. Folks we need to come out of Babylon lest we partake of her plagues and judgments.
The Commandments of YHWH and Prophecy
I have been following several of my friends on Facebook as they have been attacked by other alleged “Christians” for daring to say it might be a good idea to obey YHWH and keep his commandments. While following these threads I have been doing a study into bible prophecy specifically the prophecies of Daniel and the prophecies of John the Revelator. Believe it or not this argument about YHWY's commandments/law also known as the Mosaic Law and its place in the believers life is huge, and I believe it is a central theme of biblical prophecy. In fact I believe the coming conflict between the true followers of Yeshua and those in name only, which will spill blood on the alter, is the issue of obeying YHWH’s commandments and statues verses following the traditions of men. Today a majority of so called bible believing churches reject the feast of YHWH calling them the feast of the Jews. They replace the feasts of YHWH with the celebration of the pagan holidays like Christmas/Winter Solstice and Easter. They keep the 1st day of the week as the Sabbath instead of the 7th day and say its ok, no big deal because they are no longer under the law. In fact one pastor told me it does not matter which day we keep because every day is the Sabbath because Yeshua is our rest. Yes, he is our rest but that does not give us license to disobey his father’s commandments. The protestant/established church whether knowingly or not has reduced the main 10 commandments of YHWH down to 9 exchanging the true Sabbath for a false Holy Day known as Sunday which is the first day of the week. This change did not come from YHWH, the prophets, or Yeshua, but from where did it come? In Catholic doctrine the papacy took out the second commandment all together which states “thou salt have no other gods before me”, effectively changing YHWH’s holy law which no man or church has authority to do creating their own law. Can you name the religious system that has been around since the fall of the Roman Empire which claims responsibility for these changes? According to Daniel in chapter 7 verse 25 the little horn which comes up out of the 10 kingdoms believes it can change YHWH’s times and YHWH’s law. Could it be that the Anti – Christ/Beast of Revelation is a religious system rather than a single man as believed by most in the protestant church? Could it be this system is striving to set up a false Christ which could fool even “Christians”? Could this be the great deception of biblical prophecy? You decide.
We hear debates about different views of the end times held by “Christians” today. You have preterism (people who believe that all prophecy was filled in 70AD and the Anti-Christ was Nero or Domitian and there is nothing to see move along because the threat has come and gone) or the futurist/ dispensationalist who believe there is a gap between the 69th and 70th week in the Daniel 9 prophecy. They await the literal rebuilt temple in literal Jerusalem where a literal man will set up and declare himself as Christ, they look for a pre-tribulation secret rapture of the church, they take the book of Revelation as literal, happening in chronological order from begging to end, they believe the book is not for the church but rather literal Israel who was brought back to the land in 1948 thus starting the march to the coming anti-christ.) After further study into these issues and beliefs the Holy Spirit has taught me that one, there is no gap in YHWH’s prophetic time. Two, in order to understand the book Revelation you need to know and understand the Torah, the feasts of YHWH, the workings of the temple, and three you must use the scripture as your dictionary when defining terms, places, and things. Lastly, you need to know that the prophets of YHWH spoke in metaphor most of the time. If metaphor is being used by a prophet then and a specific time is given that time is most likely using the Day/Year principle and is metaphor. Also, these metaphors where used by the prophets to describe the rise and fall of nations, people, rulers, kings, cities, and worldly systems. Yeshua spoke in parables and metaphor, and thus John, who was also a prophet, spoke using the same metaphors as the prophets of old. YHWH is not the author of confusion but rather he is a God of order and harmony. Along with these simple truths we need to understand the Day/Year principle which was established by YHWH in the Torah and used by prophets including Daniel. Here are a couple passages which demonstrate the day year principle found in the scripture
Number 14:34 ...'After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.'
Ezekiel 4:6 ...'And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.'
As a note the Day/Year principle along with the historical follow method of study when it comes to prophecy has been set aside by the church at large. The historical flow method, once accepted by the protestant reformers and the early church fathers, has all but been replaced by dispensationalist and futurist thought. The scripture is our guide as we study and apply it to history. To understand the New Testament we must study the Old Testament and use it as our guide. Every New Testament principle must have Old Testament support. Remember Yeshua quoted scripture all the time he did not say anything new nor did he give a new gospel he came to fulfill and set an example for us to follow. The apostle Paul is the most misunderstood Apostle because most “Christians” have never studied the front of the book. “Christians” often say Paul teaches against the law but does he really? Here is Paul in his own words
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?”
Ask yourself does Paul really teach against the law of YHWH replacing it with hyper grace? Grace was the shedding of blood on the cross for the remission of sin. Grace is not a license to change YHWH’s law.
With that said how does living in obedience to YHWH’s commandments and biblical end time’s events come together and why do I believe they are important? I believe Revelation 14 answers this questions quite clearly beginning in verse 6
” Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. 7 He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
Here John gives us a picture of an angel flying in the midst of heaven having an everlasting gospel to preach those who dwell on the earth. This passage defines those dwellers upon the earth as: Nations, Tribes, Tongues, and People. What does the angel mean when he says fear YHWH or “the Lord”? I believe Eccl. 12:13-14 answers this question. Eccl. 12:14 Says this ”fear God, and keep his commandments”. Why you might ask “for that is the whole duty of everyone.” So there is a clear command to obey YHWH’s commandments. Does the New Testament teach the same thing? Answer, yes it does. 1 John 2:3 “Now by this we may be sure we know him, if we obey his commandments”. It is interesting that from the front of the book to the back of the book there is reoccurring theme, obey YHWH by keeping his commandments. Oh by the way the same apostle John that wrote the book of Revelation also wrote the books of 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John which deal with obedience.
So according to the Angel in Revelation 14 we are to fear YHWH, but we are also to give him glory. Again, how do we give YHWH glory? By honoring him in all we do 1 Corinthians 10:31 but we also honor him by obeying his commandments and statues.
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;”
We are also told by the Angel to worship YHWH. Has YHWH given any direction on proper worship? Sure that direction is found in the first four commandments of the ten commandments. Remember, Yeshua summed up the first four commandments when he said love God. Are we to worship whenever or however we please, doing that which is right in our own eyes? Did not YHWH demonstrate to us in creation the pattern of worship he finds pleasing. YHWH created for six days then he rested on the seventh day. Did he rest on the first day of the week or the seventh day of the week? Does it matter to YHWH which day we honor him? Does your manner of worship mean anything to YHWH or does he know your heart so that is all that matters. I would like to direct you to the story of Cain and Abel. In Genesis 4, Cain worked the field and Abel worked with the livestock. They both worshipped YHWH and they both brought sacrifices yet one was accepted and the other was not, why? Cain did what was right in his own eyes and brought fruit and offered it to YHWH. Abel on the other hand brought the first of his labor and offered it before YHWH and it was accepted as good. Abel was obedient and worshipped in a right manner bringing his first and Cain did not. I believe that YHWH has not changed and he feels the same today as he did in the time of Cain and Abel. Worshipping YHWH in the right manner and on the right day means to keep the Sabbath Holy. The Sabbath is the 7th day and it has never been changed despite what church leaders, and theologians try to say. Here are two passages which I believe are crystal clear on this subject
Mark 2: 27-28
27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”
Isaiah 58: 13-14
“If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure[a] on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure,[b] or talking idly;[c] 14 then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth;[d] I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
In Mark 2 we see Yeshua walking in the fields picking wheat which according to the Pharisees was a violation of law. They questioned Yeshua in this regard and he said that even David used the food from the Temple to feed others when they were hungry. One of the chiefs accusations against Yeshua was he violated the Sabbath. Yet he kept it perfectly, as did Paul, Peter, John, the apostles, the prophets, and the entire “Christian” church all the way until the time of Constantine in the 3rd century. The Sabbath, or the seventh day, according to Yeshua was made for man. Why did Israel get in so much trouble with YHWH? Because they turned away from the Sabbath and the seven year Sabbath by not letting their fields rest. As a result of their law breaking, and idolotry Israel ultimately perished as a nation in 70AD after crucifying their Messiah forty years before. Matthew 24 was fulfilled just as Yeshua had said it would be, leaving the Hebrew nation desolate and there temple destroyed with not one stone left standing.
The first Angel in Revelation 14 made it clear we are to preach the everlasting gospel, to the world. The word everlasting in Greek is the word “Aionios” which comes from the “Aion” which means age. Here everlasting means preach the gospel of this age to every nation, people, tongue, and tribe. What is the gospel?
16 for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that everyone who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
Why are we to worship, and proclaim the gospel in the fear of YHWH? Because the hour of judgment has come. Why is his judgment coming? I believe it is twofold. First those who reject YHWH will be judged according to their deeds because they never knew his son Yeshua. However those who name Yeshua but violate his law with abandon like the church at Laodicea, YHWH will come against them with a mighty fury just as he did to apostate Israel. Ask yourself a question? Are you about the message of the First Angel proclaiming the Victorious Gospel that Messiah has come to save the world? Are you calling people into obedience to give holy worship to the creator of this world YHWH? Is your church and pastor preaching obedience to the commandments of YHWH? Can you pass the Deuteronomy 13 test? May the message of the First Angel in Revelation 14 be our message as followers of Yeshua. May we pattern ourselves after the church of Philadelphia and be faithful and true obeying the commandments and statues of YHWH as we rejoice and delight in his law/teaching as laid out from the foundation of the world. There is a promise made by YHWH to his people in Deuteronomy 30 and it is the following
“For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us that we may hear it and do it?’ 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us that we may hear it and do it?’ 14 But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it
15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, 16 in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.
In closing hear are the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 119
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the Lord! 2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart! 3 They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways. 4 You have commanded us To keep Your precepts diligently. 5 Oh, that my ways were directed To keep Your statutes! 6 Then I would not be ashamed,
Blessed be the Name of YHWH Amen and Amen
Why did Yeshua come into our world?
Why Did Yeshua (Jesus) come to this world according to the scriptures? He came not to condemn the world but to save the world according to John 3:16-17. After reading John 3:16-17 in the KJV there is doubt left about Yeshua saving the world or not saving the world . Should there be doubt of the finished work on the cross? There is doubt left and it is found in our modern day translations where the words “might be” are added in verse 17 of John 3. John 3:17 comes after the most famous verse in the Bible which every Christian knows by heart John 3:16. Then John 3:17 says the following in King James Version (KJV)
“God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”(John 3:17)
Here in John 3:17 the English translation in the KJV, NKJV, and others have added the words “might be” which makes it sounds like Salvation may be, a “maybe” when it comes to mankind. The words “might be” are not found in any Greek version of the New Testament. In an article titled “The World “might” be saved” by Gary Amirault he points out that even the Catholic Pope has said that one can only hope for Salvation by living a good life. Only one can hope, wow sounds pretty shaky.
In the evangelical world we are taught that all we have to do is believe in Yeshua and you are saved. I have heard it said this way, "Believe in Yeshua, walk down the aisle, and say the sinner’s prayer and that is it, you are saved, done deal." After this expierence the new christian goes to their local church, and finds there are many unwritten rules. Did you realize each denomination has its own standard of righteousness and marks of true salvation. One quickly finds out that there salvation may be called into question if they do not play by the church rules. Gary Amirault makes the same point in the article “The world “might” be Saved” when he points out there are 30,000 Christian denominations found around the world, wow 30,000 that’s crazy. May I pose a question, can all 30,000 denominations be right or is there a problem in the church today? How are we one church, one body, and one faith, under one head Yeshua if there are 30,000 different versions of the alleged same faith? This leads me back to the simple verse John 3:17 and the word “might” being added to the text in the KJV of the Bible. There are other English versions of the Bible that come from the KJV manuscripts which add the same word "might" leaving doubt. Let’s take a look at the word might and its meaning in the English language.
This word might in English, means “the power, authority, or resources wielded (as by an individual or group)” according to Merriam/Webster’s dictionary. So, is John 3:17 saying that Yeshua has the power, authority, and resources to save mankind all mankind, or is there question and doubt to His saving work? Now most Christians will say, well of course Yeshua has that power to save, to that there is no question. I would ask for you to read the verse again and consider the following:
God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:17)
According to Webster’s the word “might” in English is commonly used as follows: “used in auxiliary function to express permission, liberty, probability, possibility in the past or a present condition contrary to fact or less probability or possibility than may or as a polite alternative to may or to ought or should ”. Now that we understand the English word “might” and its use, why then is the word “might” added in the KJV? I personally cannot explain why the word was added. Its addition however, leaves the possibility that he might not save, does it not? To me this is a big deal. As a seeker a truth I will go back to the Greek and try and ascertain what was being written by John in this passage in the language it was written when penned originally.
In the Greek John 3:17 reads as follows:
“Ou gar apesteilen Ho Theos ton Huion eis ton kosmon hina krine ton kosmon all’ hina sothe ho kosmo di’ autou” John 3:17 (in Greek)
Here is the English translation underneath the Greek. The words in parentheses were added by our translators and not are found in the Greek:
Ou gar apesteilen Ho Theos ton Huion eis ton kosmon hina
Not indeed sent - God - His son into the world that
krine ton kosmon all’ hina sothe ho kosmo di’ autou
(he might)judge the world but that (he might)saved the world through him
The words “he might” in KJV or “might be” in the NASB were added by the translators. The idea of “he might” as a possibility is not found anywhere in Greek that I could find. However, I did find an article by Pastor Jim Bryant titled “Lost in Translation” and Pastor Bryant says this, “I have checked all the Greek text on this and "might be" does not exist. The idea of "might be" as a possibility is not in the Greek at all. In the Greek word-to-word, it merely goes straight to "sode-zo" (salvation) - literally "so that the world through Him saved." It is a dependent clause in a mood that does not fit salvation as a possibility, but is instead explaining why Christ did not come to judge (as the Jews thought it was all about whether they had kept laws), but to save. Interestingly, this fact is shown in the "Analytical-literal translation" which reads:
John 3:17 "For God did not send His Son into the world so that He should judge the world, but so that the world shall be saved through Him."
I did a little research myself into the Greek word for judge using my study tools here at the house, and this is what I found. According to Strong’s 2919 the Greek word is krinó (to judge, decide). According to Thayer’s Greek Lexicon the Greek word krinó means to approve, to separate, to judge. So like I stated before why is the “might be” or “he might” added to this passage? I believe by adding the words “he might” allows doubt to enter into the equation.
So what about the word to save, Strong’s 4982 sózó ( to save) why is the “he might” added to the word save? Again Pastor Jim Bryant points out that the Greek word to word goes straight to the word save which is a verb and word literally be translated and read "so that the world through Him saved." According to Thayer’s Greek Lexicon the word sózó means to keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction. In reading this verse I conclude that Yeshua did not come to judge the world but to save the world, to keep it safe and sound, to rescue the world from sin.
Let’s go back to John 3:16 and take a closer look at that verse. However, before doing so I would like to point out that King James Version of the Bible is not a direct translation from either the Greek or Hebrew manuscripts. It comes from the Latin Vulgate which originated with the Catholic Church. The 1611 KJV was commissioned by the Church of England in the 1600’s and approved by the King of England. As a result, there are words that have found their way into many other English translations, which come from the KJV. Since the KJV is not from the original Greek or Hebrew, a true student of the word of YHWH must go back to the Greek and Hebrew and find the original intent and meaning of the words. When you begin this journey you will find that there will be the majority who hate you and resent the fact you are seeking truth on your own outside of approved church sources, ie the seminary trained professional pastors and teachers. The one word, in my opinion, which has done the most damage to modern day thinking goes back almost 1500 years to the Greek word “Aion” which in the Hebrew is the word “Olam” and in English is the word “Age”. In English you might say “the age to come”, “many ages”, “from age to age”, or just “ages” making it plural in form. This word “age” in English is Strong’s 165 “Aion” (age) in Greek. This word “aion” is a noun and carries the meaning of a period of time. Like before, I ask, why have the translators used this Greek word “aion” as eternal or meaning without end, when we clearly see passages where this word “Aion” means something has a beginning and an end. Here are some examples from the Old and New Testament where “olam” and “aion” and also “aionios” clearly mean “age” or “age to come” which has a beginning and an end: (these examples are taken from the article “Ages or Eternity and the King James Version” by John Dokas 1977)
“Leviticus 24:8 tells of the Mt. Sinai or Mosaic covenant as being an everlasting covenant yet Jeremiah 31:31 prophesies its end with a second and better covenant. Hebrews 8:7-13 reiterates this prophecy as being fulfilled. This seeming contradiction is solved by checking the Hebrew words of the inspired writers. We find in Leviticus 24:8 the word OLAM used instead of the erroneous word everlasting of the King James Version. A student of Bible chronology can determine that the Sinai covenant lasted over 1500 years and was not an unlimited duration of time as everlasting connotes.
Genesis 13:15. For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
Genesis 17:8. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession: and I will be their God.
After reading and studying these two scriptures we know that something is not in accord because the seed of Abraham has not always retained possession of the land of Canaan. From A.D. 70 up to the middle of this century, the people of Israel have been scattered throughout this entire earth and thus did not possess their promised land endlessly, as the words for ever and everlasting signify. Again by examining the Hebrew manuscripts we do not find the two words for ever and everlasting in this scripture but instead we find the word OLAM or AGE.”
These are but two examples where there is a problem with using the word everlasting or forever where the original language clearly used the Olam meaning “age” with a beginning and end. Here is another example given by John Dokas again and I quote,
“Exodus 21:5-6. If a Hebrew servant serves his Hebrew master six full years and then does not desire his freedom, the 6th verse says, "Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; lie shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever."
This last word ever is in error and the Hebrew manuscripts read OLAM, meaning the servant will serve his master from that time till the servants death, and not throughout eternity.
Exodus 40:15, Numbers 25:13 declares the Aaronic priesthood as an everlasting priesthood but this everlasting came to its finality with the closing of the Sinai covenant to the Jewish nation.
The Word of God is proven to be sound and true again and not a contradiction by examining the old Hebrew manuscripts. The two mentioned scriptures reveal that the Aaronic priesthood is an OLAM priesthood or one that lasts for a definite period of time and not an everlasting priesthood or one that endures for an unending length of time.”
Here again John Dokas points out the misuse of the word ever in English being exchanged for the word Olam in Hebrew which correctly translated would be “age” in English. When we start putting in the right words things begin to make more sense and the scripture is easy to understand. John Dokas in the same article shows a few New Testament passages where these words are misused and abused. I quote Dokas again,
“2 Timothy 4:10. For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
The word world in this first sentence of the King James Version does not appear in the Greek manuscripts. The correct word as written by Paul is AION or AGE, meaning that Demas had left him and the cause of Christ, loving instead the things of that particular age or period of time.”
Jude 1:7. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Also read Genesis 19:24-29.
After studying this scripture, we note that something is not valid. There are no ruins that remain on fire today as an example of the wickedness of these cities as this scripture proclaims. Archaeologists have noted the most possible sites of these cities as being at the southern end of the Dead Sea because of the great quantities of artifacts found there and because the region of the Old Testament's description matches that of this location. What then is amiss? By examining the text of the Greek manuscripts we find the word AIONIOS or AGE-LASTING in place of the word eternal of the King James Version. Now we have harmony of events. The cities were on fire and smoldered only during that Age or length of time that combustible materials remained to burn.
1 Corinthians 1:20 the King James Version reads: Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this World? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
Please notice that the word world appears twice in this paragraph Upon examining this scripture with the Greek manuscripts we find that the last world is correct, coming down from the Greek word KOSMOS. Now if the King James translators are consistent, we will find the first world in this paragraph to be KOSMOS also. This is not the case. The first world in the Greek is AION. This is a classic example of inconsistency of bringing down from two different Greek words into one and the same English word. The reverse is also true."
Dokas goes on to point out that in many of the English translations there is much inconsistency when it comes to use of Greek word “aion” or “aionios”. In regards to this verse 1 Corinthians 1:20 I looked it up in the Greek interlinear and Dokas was correct with his findings. Here is 1 Corinthians 1:20 “Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world (aionios)? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world (Kosmou)?”
When you use scripture to define scripture, rather than traditions you discover “age” never denotes eternity, or something without end, going on and on forever. It means something that has a definite beginning and end, and may last 5 minutes, 5 years, or 5000 years. YHWH is the only entity which is truly eternal and spans across all ages and time. YHWH has no beginning and no end. John Dokas puts it this way, “We now have arrived at the true definition of the word AGE. AGE is duration of time having a beginning and an ending. The duration of this time differs with the context of the scripture it is used in. AIONION the adjective modifies its noun AION or AGE and means lasting during the AGE, or AGE LASTING.
AION or AGE = a limited duration of time
AIONIOS or AGE-LASTING = lasting during the age”
Lastly, the word eternal in English is an adjective and does not modify a noun form of the same word. The word eternal is used to describe something that has no end. In English if I was speaking of something that had a beginning and end I would not use the world eternal. Merriam/Webster’s puts it this way: having no beginning and no end in time: lasting forever: existing at all times: always true or valid: seeming to last forever. After reading what was just presented why would the English translators interchange the word age with everlasting, or eternal?
Now back to John 3:16 which states:
16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Based on what we just studied I looked up the Greek word used for everlasting in the above verse and it is strongs 166 “aionios” which is the adjective form of the noun “aion” which means age. However, there is a problem because almost all translators translate “aionios” as meaning everlasting, without end in John 3:16. I ask how can “aionios” the adjective come from the noun “aion”, which means age but now all of the sudden it means lasting forever or eternity? I would submit it cannot come from the Greek root word “aion” so why does Strong’s say that it does? I was truly stunned that even the mighty Strong’s has this wrong and contradicts itself on this matter. I believe the problem stems back to the Catholic Church and especially the Latin version of the Bible from which you get the King James. In an article titled “Where did all that "forever" and "eternal" come from?” Wim Janse points out the reason why there is so much confusion when he writes the following, and I quote:
“Yet the common language in South Italy was Greek. And that language became the language for the upper-class Romans. Not the kind of Greek that the common people spoke (the koinè), but a kind of polished Greek. The Greek language was still in use in Rome some 200 years after Christ!
The New Testament of the Bible was written in that koinè, common Greek. It was only long after Paul that a Latin translation became necessary. And those translations were made in North Africa. The best known Latin translation is the one Hieronymus made in 380 A.D. and much of the problems today with the translation of aion come from the mix of the Latin and the Greek languages, combined with the influences (already then!) by the Babylonian religions that had crept into the church.
Hiëronymus improved many obvious mistakes in earlier greek to latin translations, but was also very conservative. He never changed two words where North African translators had made mistakes in translating the word aion: 'saeculum' and 'aeternus'(the sources for the English words "eternal" and "eternity").
The original meaning of 'saeculum' was "world", as in world order, the chronological order of things. The meaning of 'aeternus' was more of an era or lasting as long as a person's life. Aion is often translated with both Latin words.
Saeculum in the Latin dictionaries is given as: "a generation, an era, the world, the times, the spirit of an era and a period of 100 years".
Aeternus: from Aevum. Aevum is in the Latin language NEVER connected to our "eternal", but is related to our word "age' or "era". This is a piece of time with a definite beginning and end, but of a unknown length.
Aion: a piece of time with a definite beginning and end.
This is very interesting and I believe really explains why we have so many problems today and why there is so much confusion. With this in mind let’s go back to John 3:16. Amazing I found one English translation with the word translated correctly and that is the Young’s Literal Translation from the year 1862 and reads as follows:
“ for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that everyone who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during (“aionios” in the Greek). (John 3:16)
It is amazing how much words and language can affect what we believe and what we were taught as children growing up in church. Today, the vast majority of seminaries in the world teach their students that “aionios” means everlasting in the English language but as we have seen this is just not true. In fact Strong’s its self has a major contradiction between the noun “Aion” and its adjective form “aionios” which has the root word “aion”.
You might be asking who changed all this and why? In short, it can be traced back to the Pharisees, and pagan religions, just like Christmas and Easter. Wim Janse really states this fact well, when he says the following:
“Pharisees and the Essenes taught a never ending punishment for sinners. The origin of this belief dates from the Babylonian religion with its revenging gods.
The apostle Paul never taught these things. He spoke about a loving God who had organized time in Aion's. But lies never stop, so the truth about the love of God was slowly but steadily erased from the thinking and later writings about God. The old revengeful God was put back in place, convenient for the religious- and worldly powers: "Keep quiet or you will end up in hell!"
The fight of the pro's and contra's of the aion/eternal was decided in a council in Constantinopel in 553AD. Justin, the emperor of the East-Roman empire, then decided and wrote:"
"The holy church of Christ teaches an endless (eternal) aionic (ateleutêtos aionios) life for the just and an endless (eternal) punishment (ateleutêtos kolasis) for the wicked."
I think it is amazing how everything seems to lead back to Babylon and the ancient mystery religions and Nimrod. I believe there is a great awakening and people by thousands are coming out of Babylon and the truth begins to be revealed about many subjects. The abuse of language in English translations of the Bible has caused grave damage to the church today. There are untold millions who believe in eternal torment or annihilation theology based on mistranslations and gross errors, which can be discovered as false with just a little due diligence and study. I understand why the masses believe this, because it is what their Bible says in English. Most people believe that translators, Pastor’s, and professional clergy know best so they do not question what their translation says in regards to the Greek and Hebrew. Most people just blindly follow and do what there told and believe what ever there told. I would encourage you to be a free thinker and question everything. Test to see if what I am saying or what anybody is saying is the truth. Proverbs tells us to seek wisdom, and we can only do that by seeking truth and light found in the scripture.
For further study I have placed a graphic, for you to do your own research on the mistranslation of the word “aion” from John Dokas article titled “Age or Eternity and the KJV”.
“Mistranslations of King James Version in ( )
Words missing in King James Version in " "
Bible Verses in Question The text of the King James Version The text of the Greek Manuscripts
Mat 6:13 glory for (ever) ever or AIONAS not in oldest manuscripts. AIONAS in late century manuscripts.
Mat 12:32 in the (world) in this the AIONI or age
Mat 13:22 care of this (world) care of the AIONOS or age
Mat 13:39 end of the (world) end of the AIONOS or age
Mat 13:40 end of this (world) end of the AIONOS or age
Mat 13:49 end of the (world) end of the AIONOS or age
Mat 18:8 into (everlasting) fire the fire the AIONION or age-lasting
Mat 19:16 may have (eternal) life may have life AIONION or age-lasting life
Mat 19:29 inherit (everlasting) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Mat 21:19 hence forward for (ever) produced to the AIONA or age
Mat 24:3 end of the (world) end of the AIONOS or age
Mat 25:41 into (everlasting) fire the fire the AIONION or age-lasting
Mat 25:46 into (everlasting) punishment AIONION or age-lasting
Mat 25:46 into life (eternal) into life AIONION or age-lasting
Mat 28:20 end of the (world) end of the AIONOS or age
Mar 3:29 forgiveness "to the age" forgiveness, to the AIONA or age
Mar 3:29 of (eternal) damnation of AIONION or age-lasting
Mar 4:19 cares of this (world) cares of the AIONOS or age
Mar 10:17 inherit (eternal) life AIONION or age-lasting I may inherit
Mar 10:30 in the (world) to come in the AIONI or age to come
Mar 10:30 to come (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Mar 11:14 hereafter for (ever) to the AIONA or age
Luk 1:33 house of Jacob for (ever) Jacob to the AIONAS or age
Luk 1:55 his seed for (ever) him even to AIONOS or age
Luk 1:70 since the (world) began of those from AIONOS or age
Luk 10:25 inherit (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Luk 16:8 children of this (world) sons of the AIONOS or age
Luk 16:9 (everlasting) habitation AIONIOUS or age-lasting
Luk 18:18 inherit (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Luk 18:30 the (world) to come the AIONI or age
Luk 18:30 life (everlasting) life AIONION or age-lasting
Luk 20:34 this (world) marry the AIONOS or age this marry
Luk 20:35 obtain that (world) the AIONOS or age that to obtain
Joh 3:15 have (everlasting) life have life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 3:16 have (everlasting) life have life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 3:36 hath (everlasting) life has life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 4:14 never thirst, "to the age" not may thirst to the AIONA or age
Joh 4:14 into (everlasting) life into life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 4:36 unto life (eternal) for life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 5:24 hath (everlasting) life has life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 5:39 ye have (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 6:27 unto (everlasting) life into life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 6:40 have (everlasting) life have life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 6:47 hath (everlasting) life has life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 6:51 shall life for (ever) shall live into the AIONA or age
Joh 6:54 hath (eternal) life has life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 6:58 shall live for (ever) shall live into the AIONA or age
Joh 6:68 words of (eternal) life words of life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 8:35 house for (ever) house to the AIONA or age
Joh 8:35 Son abideth (ever) Son abides to the AIONA or age
Joh 8:51 see death. "to the age" see to the AIONA or age
Joh 8:52 of death. "to the age" taste of death to the AIONA or age
Joh 9:32 Since the (world) began From the AIONOS or age
Joh 10:28 them (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 10:28 never perish, "into the age" perish into the AIONA or age
Joh 11:26 shall (never) die die into the AIONA or age
Joh 12:25 unto life (eternal) into life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 12:34 Christ abideth for (ever) Christ abides into the AIONA or age
Joh 12:50 is life (everlasting) life AIONIOS or age-lasting
Joh 13:8 (never) wash my feet the feet of me into the AIONA or age
Joh 14:16 with you for (ever) with you into the AIONA or age
Joh 17:2 give (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Joh 17:3 And this is life (eternal) and this is the AIONIOS or age-lasting
Act 3:21 since the (world) began from AIONOS or age
Act 13:46 unworthy of (everlasting) life of the AIONION or age-lasting
Act 13:48 ordained to (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Act 15:18 beginning of the (world) known from AIONOS or age
Rom 1:25 who is blessed for (ever) into the AIONAS or ages
Rom 2:7 immortality (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Rom 5:21 unto (eternal) life into life AIONION or age-lasting
Rom 6:22 the end (everlasting) life life AIONIOS or age-lasting
Rom 6:23 is (eternal) life life AIONIOS or age-lasting
Rom 9:5 God blessed for (ever) praise into the AIONAS or ages
Rom 11:36 be glory for (ever) the glory for the AIONAS or ages
Rom 12:2 conformed to this (world) conform yourselves to the AIONI or age
Rom 16:25 since the (world) began in times of AIONIOS or ages
Rom 16:26 of the (everlasting) God of the AIONIOU or age-lasting God
Rom 16:27 Jesus Christ for (ever) glory for the AIONAS or ages
1Co 1:20 the disputer of this (world) disputer of the AIONOS or age
1Co 2:6 wisdom of this (world) of the AIONOS or age
1Co 2:6 princes of this (world) rulers of the AIONOS or age
1Co 2:7 ordained before the (world) before the AIONON or ages
1Co 2:8 princes of this (world) rulers of the AIONOS or age
1Co 3:18 wise in this (world) in the AIONI or age
1Co 8:13 the (world) standeth to the AIONA or age
1Co 10:11 the (world) are come the AIONON or ages
2Co 4:4 (world) hath blinded AIONOS or age, this blinded
2Co 4:17 (eternal) weight of glory AIONION or age-lasting
2Co 4:18 not seen are (eternal) not being seen AIONIA or age-lasting
2Co 5:1 (eternal) in the heavens AIONION or age-lasting in heavens
2Co 11:31 blessed for (evermore) blessed for the AIONAS or ages
Gal 1:4 this present evil (world) present AIONOS or age of evil
Gal 1:5 glory for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of AIONON or ages of the ages
Gal 6:8 reap life (everlasting) reap life AIONION or age-lasting
Eph 1:21 only in this (world) only in the AIONI or age
Eph 2:2 according to the (course) according to the AIONA or age
Eph 2:7 That in the ages in the AIONI or ages
Eph 3:9 beginning of the (world) from the AIONON or ages
Eph 3:11 the (eternal) purpose plan of the AIONON or ages
Eph 3:21 Jesus throughout all (ages), Jesus to all the generations
Eph 3:21 (world without end). of the AIONOS of the AIONON
or of the Age of the Ages.
Eph 6:12 of this (world) world or AIONOS not in oldest manuscripts. AIONOS in late century manuscripts.
Phi 4:20 glory for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Col 1:26 hid from ages hid from the AIONON or ages
2Th 1:9 (everlasting) destruction destruction AIONION or age-lasting
2Th 2:16 (everlasting) consolation consolation AIONIAN or age-lasting
1Ti 1:16 life (everlasting) life AIONION or age-lasting
1Ti 1:17 the King (eternal) now King of the AIONON or ages
1Ti 1: 17 glory for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
1Ti 6:12 hold on (eternal) life AIONION or age-lasting life
1Ti 6:16 and power (everlasting) AIONION or age-lasting
2Ti 1:9 the (world) began AIONION or age-lasting
2Ti 2:10 with (eternal) glory with glory AIONION or age-lasting
2Ti 4:10 loved this present (world) loved the present AIONA or age
2Ti 4:18 glory for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Tit 1:2 The hope of (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Tit 1:2 before the (world) began times AIONION or age-lasting
Tit 2:12 this present (world) the present AIONI or age
Tit 3:7 hope of (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Phi 1:15 receive him for (ever) so that AIONION or age-lasting
Heb 1:2 he made the (worlds) the AIONAS or ages he made
Heb 1:8 is for (ever) and (ever) AIONA of the AIONOS or age of the ages
Heb 5:6 a priest for (ever) a priest for the AIONA or age
Heb 5:9 author of (eternal) of salvation AIONIOU or age-lasting
Heb 6:2 and of (eternal) judgment of judgment AIONIOU or age-lasting
Heb 6:5 the (world) to come coming AIONOS or age
Heb 6:20 high priest for (ever) for the AIONA or age
Heb 7:17 priest for (ever) priest for the AIONA or age
Heb 7:21 priest for (ever) priest for the AIONA or age
Heb 7:24 he continueth (ever) for the AIONA or age
Heb 7:28 consecrated for (evermore) AIONA or age having been perfected
Heb 9:12 obtained (eternal) redemption AIONIAN or age-lasting redemption
Heb 9:14 the (eternal) Spirit Spirit AIONIOU or age-lasting
Heb 9:15 of (eternal) inheritance AIONIOU or age-lasting inheritance
Heb 9:26 the end of the (world) an end of the AIONON or ages
Heb 11:3 the (worlds) were framed adjusted the AIONAS or ages
Heb 13:8 today and for (ever) and for the AIONAS or ages
Heb 13:20 (everlasting) covenant covenant AIONIOU or age-lasting
Heb 13:21 glory for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages.
1Pe 1:23 and abideth for (ever) for ever or AIONA not in oldest manuscripts. AIONA in late century manuscripts.
1Pe 1:25 Lord endureth for (ever) abides to the AIONA age
1Pe 4:11 for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
1Pe 5:10 his (eternal) glory into the AIONION or age-lasting
1Pe 5:11 dominion for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
2Pe 1:11 (everlasting) kingdom AIONION or age-lasting kingdom
2Pe 2:17 reserved for (ever) ever or AIONA not in oldest manuscript. AIONA in late century manuscripts.
2Pe 3:18 now and for (ever) of an AIONOS or age
1Jo 1:2 that (eternal) life life the AIONION or age-lasting
1Jo 2:17 abideth for (ever) abides for the AIONA or age
1Jo 2:25 even (eternal) life AIONION or age-lasting
1Jo 3:15 hath (eternal) life has life AIONION or age-lasting
1Jo 5:11 to us (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
1Jo 5:13 ye have (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
1Jo 5:20 and (eternal) life life AIONIOS or age-lasting
2Jo 1:2 with us for (ever) for the AIONA age
Jud 1:7 vengeance of (eternal) fire of fire AIONION or age-lasting
Jud 1:13 of darkness for (ever) darkness for AIONA or age
Jud 1:21 unto (eternal) life life AIONION or age-lasting
Jud 1:25 both now and (ever) for all the AIONAS or ages
Rev 1:6 dominion for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 1:18 I am alive for (evermore) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 4:9 who liveth for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 4:10 Liveth for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 5:13 Lamb for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 5:14 liveth for (ever) and (ever) ever and ever or AIONAS and AIONON not in oldest manuscripts. AIONAS and AIONON appears in the late century manuscripts.
Rev 7:12 our God for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 10:6 liveth for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 11:15 reign for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 14:6 the (everlasting) gospel glad tidings AIONION or ages lasting
Rev 14:11 ascendeth up for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of AIONON or ages of ages rises up
Rev 15:7 liveth for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 19:3 up for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 20:10 night for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
Rev 22:5 reign for (ever) and (ever) AIONAS of the AIONON or ages of the ages
By checking this correct concordance, it can be quickly noted that when the King James Version states the word age, it is correctly used in Ephesians 2:7 and Colossians 1:26 but is incorrectly used in Ephesians 3:21. All the remaining itemized scriptures of this concordance reveal the mistranslations of the King James Version that should have been rendered age, ages, or age-lasting.
For the in-depth student or the scholar of the Biblical languages, I wish to make it quite plain that whether the searcher for truth considered the Majority or Received text to be the true renderings from the inspired writers, or considers the oldest or most ancient Greek manuscripts to be the true text coming from the inspired writers, you will find this concordance to be accurate and in accord with both schools of thought.”
I pray that you will seek truth. I am not teaching a new gospel but calling my fellow believers in Yeshua out of Babylon. Yeshua died on the cross, shedding his blood for all sin and in doing so we all will be reconciled back to YHWH our creator and Lord in due time. This was made possible through the shedding of Yeshua’s blood at Calvary. If you love Yeshua then you will keep his commandments and love him back walking humbly as he walked. Salvation is found in belief of the risen Savior and his finished work on the cross. Salvation is made secure for all men upon His resurrection when Yeshua proclaimed victory not over just sin, but over the grips of death which is separation from YHWH our creator. There is nothing you can do to earn your Salvation because you are saved by Grace, which was Yeshua’s death upon the cross. The question is what will you do with this free gift? Will you trust and obey today, or will you say that you believe but then live however you want claiming YHWH’s grace? The choice is yours. Be warned that naming the name of Yeshua then not living as he did in obedience to the Father YHWH leads to punishment and despair not only in this age but in the age to come which is Yeshua’s Kingdom. In 1 John we learn that those who name the name of Yeshua but walk lawlessly are called liars. Here is the good news found in John 3:16, the reward for belief today is life in this age, and in the age to come during Yeshua’s Kingdom. John 3:17 is clear Yeshua did not come to judge the world but to save the world and in that cause Yeshua accomplished His mission. The question is do you believe that truth?
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:17 NIV)
And if anyone hears my words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. (John 12:47)
Who comes down from heaven and gives Life to the world. (John 6:33)
The Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them. (Luke 9:56)
And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself. (John 12:32)
As you have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as you have given Him. (John 17:2)
The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. (John 3:35)
God, Who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, Whom He has appointed heir of all things , through Whom also He made the worlds. (Hebrews 1:1,2)
To take away the sin of the world: "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world . (John 1:29)
To set the captives free: Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound (Isaiah 61:1)
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)
Why did Yeshua come to die for his father YHWH?
16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
Amen, our Savior came to reconcile all things to Himself, praise be to YHWH.
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What Has Gone Wrong With Yeshua's Church; My Personal Story
In life you think certain things will never happen to you. You tell yourself if I play by all the rules I can get along with everyone. Then as you grow older you begin to realize this is not always true and you stop worrying about others and start taking care of your own self-interest. In the body of Jesus Christ things are supposed to be different. I think of Acts 2 and see it as an example and model for Jesus’s church. Last weekend was Pentecost the day the Holy Spirit came down from heaven and filled every believer with the Spirit of God giving those there that day in Jerusalem the ability to speak other tongues as they shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with many people that day. Here is the amazing thing, some were astounded and amazed and marveled at the word of God while others mocked saying in Acts 2 verse 13 “they are filled with a new wine”.
Then Peter the Apostle stands before the congregation and begins to preach rebuking the mockers saying these men are not drunk and begins to talk about the Spirit of God quoting the prophet Joel saying:
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants[c] and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ Acts 2:17-21
As I read this prophesy I am blown away at the power that YHWH has given us in Jesus Christ. The prophet clearly says that in the last days these are the things we should be seeing and doing as God’s elect nation which is the church. Because the Spirit is poured out on all flesh. The word all means all. Not some, or a chosen few, or only those that are “apostles” but all. Some say this power somehow died with John on the island of Patmos. Prophesy, visions, and dreams are part of the power of the Holy Spirit that should flow in you and through you. As I speak, I am saddened because as I look at the church I see apostasy all around me. One the one hand you have the Baptists and others who claim these gifts are dead. Those in these camps show examples of crazy people, laughing like mad men, or barking like dogs, rolling on the ground, or whatever bizarre behavior may be performed. You have pastors’ endorsing out right Homosexuality, Homosexual marriage, transgender you name it. Then you have charismatic Kaos as John MacArthur described in his book many years ago. All of these are wrong views and affront to the one true God YHWH and his son Jesus Christ. Read what Peter says next in Acts 2
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.43 And awe[e] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47
I want to focus like a laser beam on verse 43 and 44 “and many signs and wonders were being done through the apostles, and all who believes were together and had all things in common.” I understand that to say they had all things in common and were together. They were together in fellowship, and doing signs and wonders, helping and sharing with one another. The church began to multiply because there was unity, unity around truth because the Holy Spirit now fully indwelt every member with the power of God through the Holy Spirit. Here is the amazing thing, did you know what happen on Pentecost back at the time of the Exodus? I will answer that for you, Moses was given the 10 commandments which is God perfect law. Guess what, the church began to multiply in unity lead by Jesus through the Holy Spirit in obedience to God by living out the law of God among the other signs and wonders which separated them from the world.
This leads me to what happened just recently in my life as a result of teaching obedience to Gods perfect and Holy Law as a result of salvation not to gain salvation.
First, let me lay the ground work and let the word of God speak to how holy and perfect God’s law truly is:
The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7
But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. James 1:25
This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30
Blessed are those, whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! Psalm 119: 1-2
These are just a few examples of passages throughout the scripture telling all of us to trust and obey because God’s law is perfect, just, and true. There are many more but to many to list here but I encourage you to look them up
Paul himself address this issues in chapter 3 of Romans verse 31, when he says this
“Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.”
That statement by Paul is a smoking gun but there is another smoking gun which comes from Jesus, God made flesh whose own words tell us in Matthew 5:17-20 this:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
I want to be clear the law does not save. I will say it again the law does not save, nor has it ever saved as Jesus clearly states in verse 20. The law is there to liberate and free you from the bondage, not the Bondage of God’s perfect law, but the law of sin and death established in Genesis 2 in the Garden of Eden. Jesus came to fulfill and be an example for us to follow. Listen to the prophet Isaiah as he address the coming of Messiah in Isaiah chapter 42 starting in verse 1
Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my Spirit upon him;
he (Jesus) will bring forth justice to the nations.
2 He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
3 a bruised reed he will not break,
and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
4 He will not grow faint or be discouraged[a]
till he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his (Jesus’s) law.
It is being prophesied that Jesus will bring spiritual healing to the world. Would he accomplish this by contradicting his father’s perfect and holy law thus establishing a new better law as taught in 99% of all “Christian” churches and pulpits. Let’s go to verse 21 of Isaiah 41 and see what the prophet says:
"The LORD (YHWH) is well pleased for His righteousness' sake; He will magnify the law and make it honorable!!!! (emphasis added)
Folks couple this with Matthew 5 and Jesus confirms exactly what was prophesied many years before. Jesus came to make it honorable and magnify the law and lived it out as an example for you to follow. There is not one prophet, apostle, or disciple that ever contradicts this statement despite the arguments made by today’s pastors and seminaries here in America.
Now back to my story.
I was the commander of a local Awana club here in my home town at a small “quote” bible believing church. I was called in by the Senior Pastor and chairman of the deacon board and told that they did not agree with what I have been teaching the children in Awana. I was told they did not understand the concepts I was teaching, and because they did not undertand I could not teach these things to the children. They went on to say I showed disrespect to the pastor because I continued to preach obedience to God and his word after being told not to speak of these things. I spoke for 42 minutes in that office in defense of the truth which I just laid out before you. I was then told by the Chairman that I was in sin because I would not submit to the head of the church the pastor, they hired to be our spiritual leader. Let me say that again. A said Christian man, deacon of a supposed Bible believing church, laid claim that a single man with the title Pastor was head of this local church and I am to submit to his leadership without question or leave. Folks there are no earthly heads of the church. This statement is an affront to Jesus Christ himself. There is one head of the church and that is Jesus Christ himself and no other. We all servants, doers, members of one body, each which different gifts working together as mentioned in Acts 2, please go back and read it again. There is only one Head and that is Jesus. He has no need of an earthly head to speak on his behalf that is the job of the Holy Spirit. Here is what Paul says about this issue:
“He (Jesus) is before all things, and in Him (Jesus) all things hold together. And he (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church. He (Jesus) is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he (Jesus) might be preeminent. For in him (Jesus) all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him (Jesus) to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Colossians 1:17-20”
Here is Paul again
“…and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him ahead over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. Ephesians 1:19-23
There are not two heads and there never has been. This is false authority not given to any man.
Here is the Psalmist speaking of the coming of Jesus
“The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone.” Psalm 118:22
Jesus is the Head of the church and him alone. No pastor, no priest, can claim that title ever. This teaching and thinking is straight out of the pit of hell and comes directly from the Catholic Church not the Holy Scripture. What is the roll of the priest in the Catholic Church? He tells the congregation what to believe, and how to live, and what to think. He controls who teaches, and preaches, and how church money is spent. The people sit under this man and absorb what he says. Ladies and gentleman does this sound familiar. Is this not what happens in every church across America each Sunday morning. This is method not found in the bible; this is how you grow the church man’s way but not God’s way. Let’s compare this to the Acts 2 church and how it grew back on the day of Pentecost moving forward through early church history. Let me stop here and ask a question, how times is the word pastor mentioned in the New Testament. Guess? Take your time…..let me tell you, 1 time the word pastor is used, 1 time and one time only is this word found. The word pastor is found in following passage written again by Paul
”And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds (pastor) and teachers,[d] 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12
These five roles were given for ministry and building up not lording over.
A church is built when the power of the Holy Spirit is active and working and peoples gift begin to work together in harmony as apostles (church planters), prophets, evangelists (sharing the gospel of grace alone through faith as the way of salvation), shepherds (those who guard the truth), and teachers (those who teach the body the commandments of God) all working in harmony together as one body with Christ as the head. I want you to evaluate the church in America, evaluate your church and seek out whether these things are taking place. Is this happening or do have church leaders and staff claiming authority over you asking you to submit to their rules, their laws, in the name of Jesus claiming that he gave them this authority. Do you willing and unknowingly give up your obligation to be about the ministry and building of God’s church in the hope that Pastor will do that for you along with church staff.
This is exactly what happened to me this week in a pastor’s office. I spoke back, with a little anger in my voice saying, you are wrong this pastor is not the head over this church or any church Jesus (Yeshua) alone is head over the church no other. The chairman replied he understood that, but this man is the earthly representative who is head of this church. He followed up saying there is door leave if you do not like it. After a brief a pause my father and I, still in shock and disbelief, exited the office and left the church property.
In today’s evangelical “bible believing” church the Acts 2 model and Ephesians 4 model is not practiced or even considered by most. Instead the pastor or church council control all money, and what is taught in the pulpit and who teaches based on whether you agree with them. In many cases, as in the small church I was asked to leave, the pastor is expected by staff and members to be everything and do it all as they lay folks follow his (professional) lead. Most church goers/”Christians” mostly sit, listen, and leave. This thinking is no different than the Catholic Church, which we supposedly departed from during the reformation. This thinking and methodology is not found in any scripture given by YHWH.
Listen to what John says in the book of 3rd John verses 9-10 concerning this type of thinking and where it leads:
“I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. 10 So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church.”
Who are the self-appointed heads of the church today, the men who control everything concerning what the scripture has to say, and the running of churches, it is the Pastor. Who has pre-eminence in the church today, The Pastor.
I would submit this is why churches in America and in western countries are failing. It is in my opinion a threefold problem
First – The established church has falsely claimed based on nothing other than man theories, and selected scriptures pluck out of context, that the Holy Spirit as manifest in Acts 2 and other places throughout the New Testament no longer operates as it once did. That God changed his mode of operation for a different time through an errant doctrine labeled dispensationalism. Despite the fact that YWHY says he is the same today, yesterday, and forever they still teach this.
Second – The church falsely claims, again based on man’s theory that Jesus came to fulfill the law so they would no longer have to keep the law because of Grace. They want us to believe on the one hand that the Apostles say the law is perfect whole and just, and the other it is has somehow changed because of Jesus death and resurrection. Church leaders’ claim that we now live under the age of grace and as such the law as given to Moses on Pentecost at Mt Sanai, and then affirmed by the prophets and Jesus himself condemns us and is dirty, not clean, and does not need to be followed. They say it is old and worn out replaced by a new law. It is taught that those laws found in the books of Leviticus, and Deuteronomy no longer applies today and all we have to do is love God and love our neighbor. Question, how does one actually love God and love his neighbor? There is only one place where that is defined and that is found in the perfect law of God. It is true the sacrificial system and the priest hood have been removed and fulfilled because Christ was the sacrificial lamb on Calvary and is now the high priest in heaven atoning for our sins. Why, do we need a high priest in heaven? It is because we are still in our flesh and break God’s law, because we are still corruptible beings. The Holy Spirit came down writing Gods law on our hearts and putting it in our minds on the day of Pentecost. There are 613 laws given in the Torah and throughout the Old Testament. 247 of those laws come from the book of Leviticus, some which still apply because they do not deal with the priest or the sacrificial system. Laws pertaining to Holiness, immorality, diet, idolatry, the family, YHWH’s feasts and Human life would still apply. However, I would not recommend stoning your children. The law of God is still in full affect until Heaven and Earth passes away just as Jesus said in Matthew 5 affirming the prophet Isaiah in chapter 42.
Lastly – The church has done two things completely against what Jesus through the Holy Spirit told us about how to build the body of Jesus Christ. First the modern church has exalted men in the form of pastors, deacons, elders, church staff, or priests’ one man or a group of men to be the representative of God to the people. We then confer onto these professionals all the responsibility given to the many members’ of the church that are supposed to be working together as shown us in Acts 2. In allowing this practice to continue people, church members, put the pastor into the role that Jesus said was his and his alone. Second the churches in America sold out to the American Political and Civil system and laws by willingly turning headship over to a higher authority then the Pastor that being the power of the state. The state can now control your church should they choose to exercise that authority. You might ask, well how can they do that, we are a church under the US constitution. Wrong, you are not a church you are non-profit LLC Corporation which is why you have to have insurance, budgets, business meeting, staff, facilities managers, and the list goes on. Sounds like a business to me ladies and gentleman. No where do I see that model in the Scripture. Set up a school inside your church and ignore the laws of your state and see what happens. How did this happen, it happened with the formation of non-profit business law in the 1960’s under LB Johnson who create the status known today as a 501c3 through legislation while he was in the US Senate. Do not believe me look it up for yourself.
There is a coming judgment and we as God’s people need to repent and turn our eyes toward Jesus. We need to humble ours selves before Jesus and place Him back in his leadership role by eliminating paid pastors, and paid professional church leaders. There is no need for them we have the Holy Spirit and he is the guide and Jesus will raise up the elders, the teachers, the prophets, the givers, the shepherds, the prayer warriors from among his people, which is his body. Jesus can do this without the assistance of us mortal men. Those who are wise in their faith will rise up to teach the younger ones the commandments of God. We need to dissolve all these 501c3’s and go back to our roots meeting in fellow believers homes as a true family caring for another. We need to trust and obey his commands and precepts, rejoicing because Jesus loved us so much that he laid his life down at Calvary so we might be adopted into God’s family and be restored back to glory in the near future when he comes back to set up his kingdom.
If you do not have a relationship with Yeshua (Jesus) it really is quite simple. First you must believe that Jesus is God and he came to pay the penalty for your sin (sin defined - breaking God’s law). If you truly believe in Yeshua (Jesus), that he is God made flesh, and that he died, then rose again victorious over sin and death then you will, willingly, repent of your error which is sin turning your eyes toward Yeshua (Jesus) trusting him alone for the free gift of Salvation which was purchased on the cross in the greatest act of grace and mercy ever known to man. Jesus died paying your penalty for sin which is eternal death and separation from God forever which you and I justly deserve because of disobedience. The penalty was death the currency paid which covered the cost was Yeshua’s blood poured out on the cross as the perfect Lamb of God then sprinkled on the mercy seat in heaven. This was the greatest act of love ever known when Yeshua laid his life down before his father thus sparing you eternal judgment. It does not stop there. Once you truly believe, then you enter into a relationship, a marriage if will. You take a vow to live by faith. What is faith, it is obedience to God laws no matter what he may ask of you as his follower. The reality is you may one day lay your life down for Yeshua’s name sake. Jesus and his father YHWH, the creators of all things, require your full obedience as a demonstration of your love for YHWH and his son Yeshua. Guess what, if you fail and are disobedient before a living a God, Jesus gave us a promise of hope and security. Confess your sin with your mouth and he is faithful and just to forgive that sin because the penalty has already been paid in full. The life of a Christian is joy, peace, and hope, which gives you freedom from religion which is the bondage of man’s law found in most churches today. No pastor, no convention, no denomination, or any man made invention outside of God’s perfect law, revealed in the Holy Scripture, can tie you down under the yoke of man-made laws. This is exactly what the Pharisees did to the Jews in Jesus day with a message of extra works added to God’s perfect law. No, you in your salvation today, given to you by God, now live under the headship of the living God and his SON JESUS THE CHRIST. AMEN AND AMEN. Listen to this promise found in Deuteronomy 30 verse 2-3
“….obey his voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul, 3 then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you.”
This is a promise and YWHY never breaks his promises.
Christians and Moral Outrage
Christians and Moral Outrage
Whether in the established church or on Christian radio there is a moral outrage at how America has left her Christian roots and is losing her status as a Christian nation. I read an article posted online about how America is on moral slide which talked about praying for our nation, and re-introducing Christian ideals into the body politic. The truth of the matter is ladies and gentleman that this nation has never been a Christian nation. Most of founders were Freemasons, and classic liberals. The god spoken of in our founding documents is not YHWY the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is not the God of the Bible as most Christians think. In fact America’s imagery shows you that the gods of this nation are from Roman, Greek, and Egyptian Mythology. The United States Capital Building, also known as the Temple of Liberty, is adorned with the goddess Diana, or Ashtaroth, Isis, Ishtar, or as the Bible calls her the Queen of heaven. The entrance to the US Capital is adorned with the protection of the god Mars (Roman god of war). I live in Texas, and guess what god sits atop the rotunda of the Texas Capital Building, yes, the queen of heaven Diana herself. Check out your state capital I doubt you will find a cross on the rotunda.
You see our founders were obsessed with Roman and Greek philosophy which is opposed to the scripture as given by YHWY himself. Men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Ben Franklin had no love for Yeshua the son of YHWH, who died on Calvary to set men free. These men believed, as written in many of their works, that Yeshua was a good man, even a prophet but they denied that he was the Son of God. Yeshua is deity, by nature of who his father is, non other than YHWH the only true God. These men worshipped Liberty; they worshipped man himself, and were filled with wonderful philosophy but not the word of the living God YHWH. The problem in America is not that we are taking YHWY out, but that he was never in the founding of this nation’s government to begin with.
At this point I am sure many you are thinking, what about the pilgrims, the puritans, and other God fearing people who came to America to escape religious persecution. Those groups did leave and they did establish towns and townships in America. These groups of God fearing, bible believing peoples were not involved in the formation of this countries government, symbols, and ultimate culture. Really you have the tales of two America’s, the political pagan system of government and the people like the pilgrims who worshipped YHWY. Jefferson and his buddies did give us a free nation with the ability to worship as we choose, free from government obstruction at least for the time being.
I believe that the problem with many Christians is they mix their politics with their faith and want to use the political system to create a morality, in essence the power of government to accomplish YHWH’s supposed goals. First, we as Christians are not supposed to use government to change people’s lives. It is through prayer, and the planting of seeds and carrying out of the Great Commission that people’s lives are changed. I do not remember hearing Yeshua say vote for good moral politicians so we can pray in school. I do not recall any time Yeshua ever gave a charge to use the government of men to accomplish YHWH’s work. I do recall that Yeshua did call each of us to be fishers of men and to share the truth and the light to a dying world. I do know Yeshua said that we need to be salt and light. I do know that we are to live according to his commandments and precepts. I do know that when we do what Yeshua said we accomplish great things, and receive many blessing, laying our treasure up before YHWH in heaven and not on this earth. Yeshua promised that when we keep his commandment will have the power of YHWH fully and we would do even greater things in His name.
The Spirit of God (YHWH's power personified) is alive today but we as Christina’s have been taught that it changed and we no longer have the power that Paul or the apostles once had. I ask this question ladies and gentleman; please give me the reference and verse where YHWY states we will not have His power once we believe and call upon his name, or that we will not have the power of the Holy Spirit because it died with the Apostle John. I would submit this passage does not exist. Pastor’s and theologians argue from silence and use fancy words, and the power of fake intellectual arguments to convince us the Holy Spirit no longer works today as it once did in the time of the early church as seen in the book of Acts. The question is, why we would teach such a doctrine since the word of God clearly states something different in plain simple language. Listen to the words of Yeshua is Luke 14:
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. "Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. "If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. Luke 14:12-14
The sad fact is that the church has sat on side line while 56,000,000 babies have been slaughtered in this nation as a blood sacrifice to Moloch and other entities not of this world. The church stands by and cheerleads, chanting USA, USA as our government sends our men and women to die in foreign lands based on lies, corruption, and deception. Not to mention the 1,000,000 or so peoples we have killed in these bogus wars based on lies. The church allows men and women, because they bear the name republican, to lie to them, and tell them what they want to hear, while they make back room deals to continue the corruption which infests this nation’s capital.
We need to stop worrying about prayer in schools, or some big box store not saying Merry Christmas, or Disney making movies that are not edifying, and so on. Folks we need to pray and ask forgiveness for our own sins. We, me included, need to repent and call upon the name of Yeshua and surrender to the power of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to work through us and in us at all times gaining power and authority in the name of Yeshua. We need to untangle our churches from the government and get rid of the bogus 501c3 status which has turned every church in America into nothing more than a nonprofit business run by their CEO’s called pastors.
Folks America today is corrupt and dying but I believe it is because Pastors have fallen down on the job and stopped preaching the word of God, and living by YHWH’s commandments and precepts. There is lip service given to God’s commandments however many like the Pharisees do what is right in their own eyes. Church members have gotten lazy and turned over their spiritual growth to somebody else rather than ask the Holy Spirit to speak to them directly and teach them God’s word. Rather than give to the poor themselves, most would rather give their money to a church who takes off the top to pay staff, facilities, and other things then give to others. I ask, where does Yeshua ever say, give to a church. Again, I could not find any such reference. Folks read Matthew 6 where Yeshua talks about giving:
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew6:1-4
Ladies and gentleman come out of Babylon and her fallen system, come out of the apostate church and begin to live as Yeshua tells us. You are to give to folks, but not to the church with the announcement of song, sung by the worship team as you pass the plate announcing to the folks all around you that you gave as you place your envelope in the offering plate for all to see. When you give do so in quiet and in private so that you’re giving may be in secret, given in honor to YHWY. Meet the needs of those whom you come in contact personally and I promise YHWY will bless. Give to a specific missionary or ministry but do so without fanfare so you can walk humbly before YHWY. WOW when was the last time you heard that preached.
Folks the change starts with us. We need to be about our Fathers business. We need to pray that YHWY does not bless evil men, but that YHWH breaks these evil men and women who blaspheme the Holy name of our God the one true God YHWH.
You see the word of God is powerful, active, and sharper than any two edge sword. I am not saying you should not vote or be involved in the world of politics, but understand your faith and American government share nothing in common. Your faith in Yeshua has nothing to do with secular politics of America, prayer in school, or the Ten Commandments being placed on the wall at the court house. You expect people who have no regard for YHWH and His commandment, His statues, and precepts to understand or care about spiritual things. The church is separate from government, and we need to understand that the two have nothing in common, nor should they have anything in common.
Folk’s there is a coming judgment on this nation. I believe that God’s hand of grace has been lifted. I believe the world right now is preparing to crush this evil nation just as the Whore of Babylon is said to be destroyed in Revelation 12. Folks America is the final Babylon. Look at the world, in the last couple of days the Pope again has brought Muslims, Jews, and Catholics together to make piece in the Middle East. This sound familiar, the world uniting in one religion, well it should just as the bible says’. Russia and China are seeking ways to dump the US dollar. The US economy is shambles and people’s money is worth less today than years prior. This government is full of lies and deceit, and I hate to tell you but all your favorite talk show hosts are a part of the system and continue to sell you a lie. Get on your knees and repent. The hour is late but with Yeshua all things are possible. This nation could be spared only if His people pray. I fear that most religious Christians enjoy church because they get to see their friends, sing some cool songs, listen to a motivational speech, and leave to have some lunch and continue on with their lives not on the Sabbath day, no on the day of the Sun god.
Remember Abraham pleaded with God to spare Sodom if just one person was found righteous. Well that needs to be our prayer. God will spare the faithful, just as he spared Lot from the destruction of Sodom. He spared Noah from the flood, and so on. The world is not changed through politics or politicians. The world is changed one heart at a time when you share the gospel message calling people to repentance, so they can enter into the family of God and become a part of his nation Israel. It is by grace alone in the death of Yeshua upon the cross and the shedding of His blood in which Salvation is possible. (Ephesians 2:8-9) Then in response these new branches now grafted into the Olive tree (Israel Romans 8 ) can grow to love God and begin to learn his commandments and precepts. This is accomplished as a person reads the scriptures and begins to love YHWH back by keeping His commandments, loving him and loving others after accepting the free gift of salvation in belief. (John 3:16).
Folks I pray that you will submit yourselves to YHWH and his commandments as laid out in James 4
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:7-10
The Coming New World are you ready?
The Coming Future
I went and saw the movie “Transcendence” over the weekend and I was blown away. This movie is an announcement of the coming singularity as laid out by Ray Kurzweil, if I have ever seen one. Transhumanism is here and it is not going away. I believe the church, for the most part, is not prepared for the brave new world, which is not coming, but is here. Scientist from around the world are working in laboratories creating all kinds of mutant animals from Spider Goats, to Ligers(lion/tiger), to the Zoras (horse/zebra). Just a few days ago in a Mexican Zoo, a new creation was born the Zonkey, which is a donkey and zebra combo. There are cows in the UK with human organs and blood. Scientists are messing with human DNA, and Google is currently working on mapping the human brain. I pose this question. Is this just natural progress or is this, the destruction of God’s creation and a destroying of what God said was good? Is there good that can come from this research? I believe yes, lives may be saved but, at what expense, and at what point do we ourselves try and become God in an attempt to fix fallen humanity?
I believe we have truly returned to the days of Noah when the giants were on the face of the earth and destroying all God’s creation. These offspring of Satan/Lucifer destroyed things to the point which all things were evil, leaving only one man and his family pure in heart and body. In the movie “Transcendence” we see the singularity being formed and the offer to mankind that they can live forever and become like a God if they just merge with the machine. This computer can heal, give super human strength and abilities to all who allow it to mark them. The downside is that you lose your humanity as your bodies DNA is changed and altered with nanobots which re-write your natural DNA. I believe this movie is a warning and should be seen by all Christians.
Yeshua (Jesus Christ) said, that at his return it would be like the Days of Noah in Matthew 24. I believe Jesus picked this time to put into context the specific sins of the fallen angles which would be taking place all over again. The Man of Sin (Lawlessness) is coming and we need to be prepared. We as a church need to heed the words written in the Old in the Testament which say
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
I believe many misunderstand this verse, missing the first three words “If my people”. This is speaking to all of us who believe and then follow Yeshua (Jesus Christ). Yahweh says that when we have faith and follow him, we become His people and He becomes our God. When we become Yahweh’s people we are to humble ourselves and pray, seeking His face. I will admit that I myself fail and ask for forgiveness quite often. Folks we are wicked people, and a wicked nation that has a blood lust. (I love this nation so this hurts me to say) Our nation’s laws have allowed for the murder of over 56,662,169 unborn babies, which is several generations of scientist, business men, presidents and so on. Not to mention how many innocent men women and children have have lost their lives in unjust proxy wars around the world at the hands of American drones and the abused American Military. The church, which is supposed to take the truth and light to the world, stands on the side lines and worries about why attendance is falling, and what new marketing campaign which will attract new people.
I am calling all the followers of Yeshua to humble themselves and pray. Pray for this nation, that there will be a great awakening and God’s people will repent. That God’s people will hold their pastors accountable to teach Yahweh’s commandments, and call men to repentance before a Holy and Just God. The singularity is coming, and all men, women, and children will have a choice, God’s way or Lucifer’s counterfeit System. ) Take the make of the beast and join the Man of Sin in the New World Order system, or claim the name of Yeshua (Jesus Christ). Time is short folks, according to Ray Kurzweil and others the singularity will be here by the year 2045. Jonny Deep in an interview with Ellen, on her day time talk show, announced to the whole world that the movie “Transcendence” was based on real science and was a reality. Leaving Ellen almost speechless not realizing this movie “Transcendence” is fact not fiction but told in a fictional format. (Check out the website 2045 and Immortality)
These are scary times as Satan and his armies on the march. Take head and understand John 3:16 “ For God so loves the world that he gave his only begotten son that who so ever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.” Today turn your eyes upon Jesus and believe that he is the Son of the one true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Then step out, and begin to walk by faith, which is obedience, keeping his commandments. At this point you might ask why I should obey God’s commandment. The answer is found in Deuteronomy 30:2-10
…. “when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, 3then the LORD your God will restore your fortunesa and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. 4Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you and bring you back. 5He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors. 6The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. 7The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you. 8You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today. 9Then the LORDyour God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The LORDwill again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors, 10if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”
God loves us and wants to bless us. God only blesses us when we walk by faith, which is keeping his commandment. Listen to what God says in verse 11-16 of Deuteronomy
“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 14No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
15See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.”
Listen to the words of John in I John 2:3-7
“We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5But if anyone obeys his word, love for Goda is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
7Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning.”
Then John follows up in verse 8
8Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.
In other words Jesus fulfilled everything and he is the truth and light, and because he came we now have the truth and light shining as an example for us to follow. Fall on your knees and repent if you have not already and let God love fulfill you as the Holy Spirit write his commandment on your heart and in your mind so you might be found faithful and true. Prepare today and do not be afraid because God wins in the end. Hope to see everybody at the conference, and remember to pray with a pure heart, and with an attitude of repentance and God will answer your prayers in his time.