The following from a non-denominational Greek student who spent
years reading and studying the Greek New Covenant Scriptures, not translations. If you've ever wondered if translators
are telling you everything, you may or may not want to study this site. I apologize for the volume of material. I may
try to rewrite it, but TIME IS SHORT and this material is very important, EVEN LIFE AND DEATH, physically and spiritually,
at least for some!
I have been trying to warn the U.S. and
the world, for years, that I s l a m will take over the world BEFORE Jesus returns! Virtually everyone disagrees
or doesn't want to hear. But I have to warn you to hopefully give you time to prepare! Again, I s l a m will take over the
world (at least the greater part of it) WELL before the rapture event of 1 Thess. 4-5. I have done my
part and warned you.
The Bible is being misunderstood because people do not understand Paul's ancient Rabbinic
(and Hebraic) Hyperbole! Read Rom. 2:1-16 to see what he said he was teaching! 98% of people will overlook this or refuse
to accept it. Shame on you for not loving the truth!
WARNING! God is showing me to be warning people to be preparing for the end of our age! And it may
be that the U.S. will be invaded! Be making emergency preparations! (It may not end like the movies! Actually, it won't.)
Bible test question! Who said, "...because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing
up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God will give to each
person according to what he has done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will
give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger."
Give up? Paul wrote this in one of his last epistles! Rom. 2:5-8! Actually see Rom. 2:1-16! Is you pastor not teaching this?
If your pastor is teaching you that you don't have to be following Jesus in order to be saved, he is incorrect and he is leading
you and others astray!
WARNING! ONLY THOSE WHO ARE CLOSELY FOLLOWING JESUS
WHEN HE RETURNS WILL BE SAVED, THOSE WHO ARE NOT CLOSELY FOLLOWING JESUS WHEN HE RETURNS WILL BE LOST! Why would
God allow the theology that you don't have to follow Him to be saved? Well, why did He allow satan in the Garden of Eden?
Why does He allow evidence for atheists to hold onto? The truth is: He wants those who really want to be with Him. Most will
be lost, I'm trying to save the few who want to be saved yet who are playing in sin because their theology allows it. WARNING!
THEOLOGY THAT EXCUSES AND ALLOWS LIVING IN SIN IS NOT FROM GOD. And, of course no one can be perfect, but we must be doing
the best we can and be growing, striving to reach the mark. Does this mean our works save us? No, and Eph. 2:8-9 was written
by Paul to fight against those who were trying to require Christians to follow the Law of Moses. These are the works that
Paul was primarily fighting against, not the works of Christ and following Him. Seriously, think about it.
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say that history is written by the victors. Well, translations are written by the victors of theological battles. But this
does not make them correct! This website shows that popular Christianity (and it's translation theory/method) has been
off course since the Protestant Reformation when the Reformers were interpreting Paul as if Paul's battle was against the
Catholic Church, when Paul was actually fighting against those who were saying that the Law of Moses was required in order
to be saved. (This is not saying that the Catholic Church was and is without error.) The Reformers missed the writing
style of Paul. Even today people do not understand his rabbinic argumentation where he takes Old Covenant Scriptures out of
their contexts (See "Rabbinic Argument In Paul"; study chs. 3-4 in "Romans (NEW! MC Amplified Translation!)") in order to fight against those trying to require the Law of Moses for salvation. These, the works
of the Law of Moses, were some of the works that Paul was against requiring. He was certainly not against those working
the works of Christ and the work required to follow Christ. His argumentation was saying that salvation is now only through
Christ and following Him, not the Law of Moses or any other way. Those
who misunderstand Paul the most are the ones who believe that one does not have to be living in obedience to Christ,
following Christ, in order to be saved. To try to put that in more evangelical terms, those who misunderstand Paul the
most are the ones who believe that the saved do not have to be living in obedience to Christ because they are already saved.
These truly are the ones who have misunderstood Paul and his rabbinic style and polemic.
Warning: Those who are not closely following Jesus when He returns or their number is called, will be lost. There are many
who believe that they are saved yet who are not following Christ. Yet their teachers told them that they were saved and
that they could never be lost. They don't even warn them, in their theological terms, that they might not be truly
saved. The truth is, those who are following Christ closely when He returns or their number is up are the only ones who will,
in the end, be saved. Seriously, the theology that one can be saved and not be walking with Christ or growing closer
to Him, that one can be living in sin and still be saved is not from God. Think about it. Really, what is the great lie
if it is not "You don't have to be following Christ closely"? Seriously. Wake up.
We've been trying to warn the Church concerning
destructive heresies and the coming end-times "birth pains"! Warning! Most will not be ready physically or
spiritually for the soon-coming things! (more below!)
We've been warning people for years about the economy.
been warning people about the beast of Revelation as well.
And the anti-Christian prostitute
of Revelation is growing in power!
And there are some other things that we tried to warn about. The REAL truth
is found in the teachings of Jesus (See "The Teachings of Yeshua Jesus! / (and Check Your Translation!)").
WARNING: The largest part of the Church that is teaching what people
want to hear, and not the whole truth, is among ... churches. This is obvious for a number of reasons, perhaps chief
among them being that they virtually only teach the positive, they do not teach the difficult things that Jesus taught.
If you study what Jesus taught, you will see that many ... churches are teaching doctrines of men. Warning, the spiritual and theological center of
the Church is not the theology of the Reformers (which was far from unified), but rather the teachings of Jesus!
See "The Teachings of Jesus! (& Check Your Translation!)" This website shows that Eph. 2:8-9 is not the center of Christianity and that knowledge or understanding of
it is not even necessary to be saved, but rather the teachings of Jesus are the center and only those seriously on the
journey of following Yeshua Jesus will be saved. See Rev. 2-3! See "The Teachings of Jesus! (& Check Your Translation!)"
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I never dreamed I would find myself
in this position. I was just open-minded and looking for truth. After I learned how to read Greek, and after I read through
the New Covenant Scriptures, the more I read, the more I realized that our Bibles ARE BEING MISTRANSLATED! SERIOUSLY!
And many have died and are dying spiritually because of it. But because of the current form of this website (I have been
limited financially because I spent it all on education and training and ministry, etc.) many in our ADHD and high-energy TV
environment won't have the desire to look any further than to see that it's not exciting pictures. And many aren't
looking for truth or are not really open-minded. But many are dying--they are not living for Christ, yet they are convinced
that they are saved. This website is for those who are hungry and open-minded and looking for the truth, no matter
how difficult it may sound in the beginning. Some who think they have their ticket punched may be challenged, but it is many
of these who aren't open-minded or hungry enough for the challenge, and why should they since they believe they've bagged
salvation. And they don't even know what God wants and what this Earth experience is for. May God have mercy on
those who believe they are saved, but who are not sufficiently on the journey of following and obeying Christ(cf. Mt.
28:18-20; Mt. 24:36-25:46; Rev. 2-3; Rom. 2:6-16; Gal. 6:7).
This is not a pretty website--it is more like a rough old prophet's blog. It is about some
very serious subjects. It is for the few actually searching for truth (from someone actually reading and doing
theology from the Scriptures in their original languages) in a world FILLED with errant theology. It isn't
pretty, but it's here to save souls. It could save your soul even if you are a mainstream "Christian".
If you've ever wondered if there was something behind the translations that translators and "theologians" and pop theology preachers aren't
telling you (it's not all their fault, many just didn't understand--it's kind of like government that doesn't
know very well what is really going on and what it is doing)--this may be the site for you!
This site teaches that
in the almost two thousand years since the beginning of Christianity, the Church has evolved into being extremely
(and wrongly!) divisive and hyperdenominational over pet doctrines that are not required for salvation, and a number of them
wrong. This site teaches that today's evolved denominations are errant and that the Church should be the
same as it was in the time of the apostles and the time of Acts 15, when no beliefs were required for its members than
what is necessary to be saved, but also when a requirement was striving to live Christ.
WARNING! REPENT AND LIVE! AS WE HAVE BEEN PREDICTING, THE U.S. IS BEING BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES
BECAUSE IT IS LIVING IN SIN--EVEN MOST OF THE CHURCH. MOST OF THE CHURCH IS LIVING IN LUST AND SEXUAL SIN. MANY THOUGHT
THAT IT WAS NOT RIGHT FOR CHRISTIANS TO HOME SCHOOL AND OTHERWISE PROTECT OUR CHILDREN (AND OURSELVES) FROM
THE WORLD AND ITS MEDIA. AS A RESULT, MANY HAVE BECOME THE BOILED FROG! REPENT AND COME OUT OF BABYLON SO YOU
CAN BE SPARED AND SAVED! (See "Holiness")
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site, so long as it is unaltered and only for non-profit educational or religious purposes and at no cost--no
money or gift or offering being received for it without express permission. And it must include notation
telling where it is from and appropriate links to this website. (Working to reform the whole Church,
but especially much of the Protestant Church (herein sometimes called "Evangelical") and
its misinterpretations of Paul and the Scriptures! Salvation is certainly by grace, yet through a following and obeying
Yeshua Jesus, active, working type of faith! See Romans 2:6-16. See "'through faith...not by works' What did Paul mean?".) We are saying that our Bibles have been mistranslated (more below, see "The Mistranslations of the Reformers..."!--this from a non-denominational who is reading and studying from the Greek and Hebrew) and also that one
must truly be on the journey of following and obeying Yeshua Jesus in order to be saved (cf. Rev. 3:14-22) and
that Paul was teaching the same thing, only in an ancient, Hebraic and rabbinic manner (much more below!). Do you really think that you don't have to be on (or beginning, if a new Christian) the journey of following
and obeying Yeshua Jesus in order to be saved? (If so, YOU HAVE BEEN DUPED! and many have been duped by errors within Protestantism!) Are
you looking for truth?! This website intended for open-minded serious seekers of truth who appreciate the spiritual content,
no matter the physical package. (What would you expect from a prophet, anyway?)
(See revised beliefs section (look about a page down for "1) Believe")!) New! New MC Amplified Translation of Romans! (on hold, waiting for funding) And New MC Translation of John in progress! (Also on hold) Do YOU have what it takes to follow truth? (God is watching and judging (Mt. 12:36))
The evening of 9/17/12 begins month seven! Rosh Chodesh Sameach! Happy New Moon!
(see "YHWH's Calendar") and will begin Yom Teruah! (Day of Tumpet Blast!)
MESSIANIC CHRISTIANITY* IS AN END-TIMES REFORMATION MOVEMENT (REFORMING THE REFORMATION
WITH SOME IMPORTANT TRUTHS THAT THE REFORMERS MISUNDERSTOOD (more below--THERE HAS BEEN A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE INTERPRETATION OF THE SCRIPTURES! IF YOUR TEACHERS DIDN'T TEACH YOU ABOUT
THE RABBINIC ARGUMENTATION OF SHAUL/PAUL, YOU'RE PROBABLY MISUNDERSTANDING HIM!)) This work provides the Scriptural
solution for what Peter was referring to in his critical warning in 2 Pet. 3:14ff. about Paul's writings
and how people will misunderstand them "to their own destruction" and helps to distinguish between
sheep and goats and sheep Churches and goat churches (cf. Mt. 24:31-33; those who choose to ignore this material may
well be doing so to their own peril). For those who want to know what the Bible was saying before it was translated! May
YHWH bless all those seeking truth! (List of website updates) (Guide to using this website) IF YOU ARE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE SOULS OF ANYONE ELSE, PLEASE DON'T SEND ANYONE A LINK TO
THIS WEBSITE. WANT TO HELP IN SAVING SOULS AND WARNING OTHERS? IF YOU MADE IT HERE, YOU CAN EVANGELIZE AND WARN
OTHERS BY SENDING THEM A LINK! YOU ARE WRITING YOUR OWN HISTORY. BEFORE GOD AND OTHERS, WHAT WILL IT SAY? (Many teachers don't
know/teach what the Bible teaches concerning salvation! See "God Loves You and Wants to Save You!" See also "Christian Myths?"! But WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT MISS THE WARNINGS BELOW!!! YOU WILL BE MISSING AN IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT IN
CHRISTIANITY, AND IT VERY WELL COULD BE TO THE DETRIMENT OR EVEN DESTRUCTION OF YOURS AND OTHERS SOULS!) Think all
of this is a joke? You have our permission to try to prove us wrong, but you may need to enlist the help of your
teachers and leaders! But they may need to understand some in Greek and Hebrew. Thank you!
Looking for information concerning the "Feasts" of
YHWH? See "Hebrew Old Covenant 'Roots'"! Why are the Hebrew OC "Roots" so important? Because they are among,
if not the greatest keys in unlocking the understanding of the Scriptures! These keys have been lost from the Church for many,
many years. They were even missing in the Reformation. How did this affect the Reformation? The reformers knew some things
that they needed to reform away from, but without the Hebraic Old Covenant understandings they did not know exactly what to
reform to! This has resulted in a tremendously divided and fragmented, even divisive Christianity, with Christians dividing
without scriptural authority, something clearly sinful (e.g., 1 Cor. 1-3; Gal. 5:20; Titus 3:10-11). Without these Hebraic
OC understandings, the Scriptures and Christianity can and have been greatly misunderstood (e.g., Paul was teaching Hebraic
covenant faithfulness and covenant-keeping, not a Protestant Gentile system of mere belief and/or trust). This website can
show you what many Protestant Gentile teachers do not know.
Looking for a Bible or Greek tutor? (cf. Lk. 10:7; 1 Tim. 5:18; Rom. 15:27; Gal. 6:6). Study with a non-denominational fellow-student (Mt.
23:8, 10) whose search for truth has led him to reading and studying the ancient and very idiomatic Scriptures in their own
languages (very important because due to the nature of translations theology cannot properly be done without this--YES! REALLY!
(more below)). Study ancient and Scriptural pre-denominational Christianity! See how the Scriptures show that Paul's faith
and his teachings on faith were from the perspective of Hebraic covenant. After all, Shaul/Paul was a Jewish rabbi, not a
Protestant Gentile. See how the Hebraic OC "roots" unlock the meaning of the Scriptures and Christianity! (They
even help to unlock the understanding of the End Times!) Please email us! Todah Rabah!
*Messianic ("of or relating to Messiah") originates
from the same Hebrew word as does the Greek NC (New Covenant) word that is translated into English as "Christ" (see
Jn. 4:25). "Messianic" can be understood to be roughly equivalent to "Christian" ("of or belonging
to Christ"), only from the Hebrew instead of the more Greek term "Christian." Messianic Christianity has much
to do with Christians embracing the Hebrew OC (Old Covenant) "roots" of Christianity. Also among the desires of this ministry is to discourage the denominational division between Yeshua
Jesus followers such as the division between Jewish and Gentile Yeshua Jesus-followers and to encourage understanding and unity between them. Messianic Christianity is not a denomination. Rather, it seeks to divest itself from
divisive denominationalism and return to the heart of YHWH's intended Christianity--a spiritually unified, pre-denominational,
apostolic Christianity (the Christianity of the apostles but after the admittance of Gentiles), that is connected to its Hebrew
OC roots. At the same time it also looks forward to its soon-coming Messiah King! (Another aspect of "Messianic.")
Thus the term "Messianic Christianity."
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THE FOLLOWING IS OLD HOME-PAGE MATERIAL AND SHOULD
BE READ AS A BLOG.
IS NOT THE SAME AS MESSIANIC JUDAISM; This home page should be read as something like a blog. CAPITAL letters and exclamation
points are not yelling here, just serving as great emphasis and pleading in this loving warning.) ............WHETHER YOU
BELIEVE ALL OF THEM OR NOT, THE TEACHINGS OF THIS WEBSITE ARE COMING TO YOUR CHURCH/UNIVERSITY/SCHOOL!...ARE YOU READY?! THE
LEAST YOU COULD DO IS SOUND THE ALARM! AND IT CAN CERTAINLY MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOULS BEING LOST OR SAVED-QUITE POSSIBLY
EVEN YOUR OWN! IS IT WORTH IT TO YOU? YOUR TEACHERS CANNOT PROVE US WRONG ON THIS BECAUSE THIS WEBSITE MAKES IT SO CLEAR.
(For the understanding of some specific verses, see the end of "Translation and Commentary" and see "Questions & Responses!") FOR SIMPLIFICATION, THERE ARE TWO END-TIMES CHURCHES, AND ONE IS THE UNFAITHFUL
CHURCH WARNED ABOUT BY SHAUL/PAUL! (1 TIM. 4:1ff; 2 TIM. 3:1ff.), THIS WEBSITE SHOWS HOW TO DEFINITIVELY TELL IF YOU ARE A
PART OF THE UNFAITHFUL CHURCH OR WHETHER YOU ARE ACTUALLY FOLLOWING YESHUA JESUS (WHY ELSE DO YOUR TEACHERS HAVE TO SPEND
SO MUCH TIME "TEACHING" YOU THAT WHAT JESUS AND OTHERS APPEAR TO BE SAYING AND TEACHING IS NOT WHAT THEY WERE (SUPPOSEDLY)
REALLY TEACHING (BUT MOST OF THE TIME IT ACTUALLY WAS!)?! See "The Teachings of Yeshua Jesus! / (& Check Your Translation!", BUT ONLY IF IT REALLY MATTERS TO YOU.) IF THIS DOESN'T MATTER TO YOU...YOU
ARE VERY LIKELY IN THE WRONG CHURCH AND VERY LIKELY REALLY LOST, EVEN IF YOU DID WORK A PRAYER. SERIOUSLY, MANY, MANY CHRISTIANS
ARE AND WILL BE LOST (see MT. 24:36-25:46 to begin; see also "The Teachings of Yeshua Jesus! / (& Check Your Translation!" SEE 2 PET. JUDE AND JAMES 2!). WHAT IS YOUR SOUL WORTH TO YOU? IS IT WORTH READING
THIS OR HAVING YOUR TEACHERS/LEADERS/FAMILIES READ IT? THIS MATERIAL, AND YOU, ARE HERE FOR A REASON. WARNING, IF YOU DO NOT
UNDERSTAND 2 PET. 3:14ff., YOU MAY WELL BE A PART OF THE ERROR WARNED ABOUT THERE--CHRISTIANS MISUNDERSTANDING THE DIFFICULT,
ANCIENT, HEBRAIC, RABBINIC WRITINGS OF SHAUL/PAUL, "TO THIER OWN DESTRUCTION."! ARE YOUR TEACHERS TEACHING YOU ABOUT
THE RABBINIC POLEMIC OF SHAUL/PAUL AND DO THEY/YOU KNOW WHAT HE WAS FIGHTING AGAINST AND WHY? THIS IS THE WARNING--YOUR SOUL
AND QUITE POSSIBLY THE SOULS OF MANY OTHERS (YOUR FRIENDS, RELATIVES, ACQUAINTANCES, CHILDREN, ALL THOSE WHOM YOU MAY INFLUENCE)
ARE AT STAKE! SERIOUSLY, IF YOU WERE TAUGHT THAT ALL SALVATION IS IS ENGLISH (NOT HEBRAIC) BELIEF/TRUST AND A PRAYER, CHANCES
ARE THAT YOU ACTUALLY DON'T HAVE A PRAYER TO STAND ON (COME TO FIND OUT, THE NEW COVENANT SCRIPTURES ARE TEACHING OLD TESTAMENT
HEBRAIC COVENANT FAITH AND THIS WEBSITE DEFINITIVELY SHOWS THIS (cf. "The Covenant Command of the New Covenant")). WARNING! THERE IS MORE THAN ONE GOSPEL BEING TAUGHT--ONE WHERE ALL YOU HAVE
TO DO IS ENGLISH BELIEVE/TRUST AND SAY A PRAYER (THE EASY WAY THAT YESHUA JESUS WARNED ABOUT IN MT. 7:13!), THE OTHER IS ACTUALLY
FOLLOWING AND OBEYING YESHUA JESUS! WARNING! THE SCRIPTURES ARE CLEAR THAT ALL THOSE NOT ACTUALLY BEING ON THE JOURNEY OF
FOLLOWING AND OBEYING MESSIAH CHRIST WILL BE LOST (see "The Teachings of Yeshua Jesus! / (& Check Your Translation!"). THE REASON WHY MANY TEACHERS/LEADERS DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS? THEIR TRANSLATORS
DID NOT UNDERSTAND IT (VIRTUALLY ALL AT LEAST ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS (AND THEN COMMENTARIES!) PASS DOWN THESE MISUNDERSTANDINGS
TO THE UNSUSPECTING! AND THE HEBRAIC COVENANT UNDERSTANDINGS OF SALVATION, OBEDIENCE AND FAITHFULNESS, ETC., ARE EFFECTIVELY
TRANSLATED OUT!)). THE REFORMERS DID NOT UNDERSTAND THESE HEBRAIC UNDERSTANDINGS AND SOME OF THESE THINGS TRULY BECAME LOST
IN TRANSLATION (THIS DIDN'T MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BE SAVED, IT JUST ALLOWED PEOPLE TO BELIEVE, INCORRECTLY, THAT FOLLOWING
AND OBEYING YESHUA JESUS WAS OPTIONAL (see an example in "The Covenant Command of the New Covenant"), BUT YESHUA
JESUS CLEARLY TAUGHT THAT THOSE WHO WANT TO BE SAVED MUST BE FOLLOWING AND OBEYING HIM). JUST AS THE TEACHINGS OF SHAUL/PAUL THEMSELVES SHOW (IF ONE ACTUALLY STUDIES ALL
OF THEM, see "The Faith That Paul Taught / (Toward Understanding Paul)"; see also "Gen. 15:6"! see also: "26)
Why does my translation say "believes/believeth/believing" in John 3:16 if it really has to do with keeping
covenant? And why would God allow this to happen?" in "Questions & Responses!"), SALVATION IS ALL ABOUT HEBRAIC COVENANT FAITH, NOT ENGLISH BELIEF/TRUST.
IT IS ALL ABOUT WHAT YESHUA JESUS TAUGHT. IF YOU ARE NOT ACTUALLY FOLLOWING YESHUA JESUS (KEEPING HIS HEBRAIC COVENANT; SEE
JOHN 3:16 IN #26 IN "QUESTIONS & RESPONSES!"! see "The Covenant Command of the New Covenant") YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED! THERE ARE TWO UNDERSTANDINGS OF SHAUL/PAUL--AN ENGLISH
TRANSLATION UNDERSTANDING OF A CHERRY-PICKED FEW VERSES OF HIS NOTORIOUSLY DIFFICULT RABBINIC WRITINGS, AND A FULLER UNDERSTANDING
OF THE HEBRAIC COVENANT FAITH THAT HE WAS ACTUALLY TEACHING (see "The Faith That Paul Taught / (Toward Understanding Paul)") AND HIS RABBINIC POLEMIC WAS DEVELOPED AND AIMED AGAINST REQUIRING THE "WORKS"
OF THE LAW OF MOSES IN ORDER TO BE SAVED (HE WAS NOT TEACHING AGAINST THE WORKS OF FOLLOWING AND OBEYING YESHUA JESUS--ITS
ANCIENT RABBINIC POLEMIC THAT THE REFORMERS DIDN'T UNDERSTAND). REQUIRING THE LAW OF MOSES IS EXACTLY WHAT HIS BATTLE WAS
AGAINST (HAD HE NOT DONE THIS, ALL CHRISTIANS NOW MIGHT BE PHYSICAL JEWS! see "Introduction" to Galations in Galatians 2) see "The Faith That Paul Taught / (Toward Understanding Paul)"). HE REALLY WASN'T TEACHING AGAINST THE TEACHINGS OF YESHUA JESUS! THNIK ABOUT
IT--IF HE HAD BEEN HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A HERETIC! IF YOU WOULD READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TEACHINGS OF YESHUA JESUS, YOU WOULD
SEE THAT A VERY POPULAR GOSPEL OF TODAY (ONE THAT MISUNDERSTANDS SHAUL/PAUL) DOES NOT FIT WITH THE TEACHINGS OF YESHUA JESUS
AND THEREFORE MUST BE WRONG (ONLY YESHUA JESUS IS THE WAY (JOHN 14:6))! IF YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT SHAUL/PAUL UNDERSTOOD SALVATION
EVEN BETTER THAN YESHUA JESUS DID!...THEN YOU HAVE REALLY BEEN DECEIVED. MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE DESIRE FOR TRUTH AND THE HEART
TO UNDERSTAND. IF YOU ARE WAITING ON YOUR LEADERS TO GIVE YOU THIS INFORMATION, MOST LEADERS ARE STUCK AND CANNOT CHANGE OR
THEY WILL BE FIRED, AND SO THEY WILL NOT. MANY OF THEM WILL BE THE LAST ONES ON THE LIFE-RAFTS OFF OF THEIR TITANIC, IF THEY
MAKE IT. MANY WILL EVEN BE TRAPPED IN SIN AND ALSO BRAIN-WASHED (NOT TO MENTION THE DEMONIC POSSIBILITIES OF THOSE TEACHING
THAT SINNING IS OKAY!). YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF WHETHER YOU ARE GOING TO STAY IN A CHURCH THAT TEACHES AGAINST WHAT YESHUA JESUS
TAUGHT OR NOT. YOUR FRIENDS AND CHILDREN, AND EVEN YOURSELF, MAY BECOME LOST BECAUSE OF YOUR CHOICE! REALLY, READ THE PARABLES
OF THE SOWER FOR YOURSELF AND WITH YOUR OWN EYES, NOT THE EYES OF YOUR DENOMINATION OR YOUR DENOMINATIONAL OR MISINFORMED/MISLED
LEADERS (MT. 13:1-9; 18-23; MK. 4:1-20; LK. 8:4-15; SO OFTEN IN THE SCRIPTURES IT IS THE LEADERS WHO ARE LEADING PEOPLE ASTRAY,
JUST AS THE NEW COVENANT SCRIPTURES WARN ABOUT!) SEE ALSO THE WARNINGS IN MT. 24:36-25:46; 2 PET.; JUDE; JAMES 2! IF YOUR
CHURCH IS NOT TEACHING YOU WHAT YESHUA JESUS IS TRYING TO TEACH YOU, YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED! THE BIG QUESTION IS: ARE YOU
OR ARE YOU NOT A TRUE FOLLOWER OF YESHUA JESUS? (see Mt. 28:18-20!) IF HE AND HIS TEACHINGS ARE NOT THE CENTER OF YOUR CHRISTIANITY
(see in "Some Important Things Being Missed!") THEN YOU ARE DEFINITELY IN THE WRONG CHRISTIANITY AND THE GRACE-TEACHING SHAUL/PAUL
HAD SOME CHOICE WORDS TO SAY ABOUT THIS IN GAL. 1:6-9. (AND DOES YOUR CHURCH PRACTICE SHAUL/PAUL'S 1 COR. 5? THERE IS GRACE,
THANK YHWH! BUT, SHAUL'S GRACE SHOULD BE STUDIED FROM THE CONTEXT OF SHAUL/PAUL COMING FROM PHARISAIC JUDAISM AND THE LAW
OF MOSES AND EVEN KILLING AND PERSECUTING CHRISTIANS, NOT THAT SINNING AND LIVING IN SIN ARE OKAY.) IT IS YOUR CHOICE AND
YOU MUST BE LIVING OUT YOUR CHOICE AND YOUR COMMITMENT TO YESHUA JESUS, TO BE FOLLOWING AND OBEYING HIM (SEE "The Covenant Command of the New Covenant" AND "The Teachings of Yeshua Jesus! / (& Check Your Translation!"). REALLY, THIS LIFE IS ALL A TEST AND IT IS ALL ABOUT OBEDIENCE. ARE YOUR LEADERS
LOST IN PAUL? (MOST ARE!) PLEASE DON'T FOLLOW THEM OVER THEIR CLIFF! THIS WEBSITE'S TEACHINGS ON THIS ARE SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE
SOULS ARE IMPORTANT AND BECAUSE THERE MAY BE MORE SOULS LOST BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT THEY MUST BE ACTUALLY ON THE JOURNEY
OF FOLLOWING AND OBEYING YESHUA JESUS (JUST LIKE HE SAID AND MEANT AND, NO, GOD IS NOT GOING TO DO IT ALL FOR YOU--LOOK AROUND
AT THE CHURCH, IF HE WAS REALLY SUPPOSED TO DO IT ALL, THEN HE HAS FAILED) THAN ANY OTHER LIE OF sATAN! OUR STATEMENT IS TRUE:
"THE REFORMERS KNEW SOME THINGS THAT THEY NEEDED TO REFORM AWAY FROM, BUT WITHOUT THE HEBRAIC COVENANT UNDERSTANDINGS
(see "Hebraic Old Covenant 'Roots'" and "The Covenant Command of the New Covenant"), THEY DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS THAT THEY NEEDED TO REFORM TO!"
AND THIS IS SURELY THE REASON WHY THERE ARE SO MANY CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS AND TRANSLATIONS AND OPINIONS AND WHY PEOPLE DO
NOT UNDERSTAND THEIR BIBLES VERY WELL! YOU HAVE BEEN LOVINGLY WARNED. THE WISE AND NOBLE STUDY TO SEE IF WHAT THEY ARE WARNED
ABOUT IS TRUE. HOW WILL HISTORY (AND GOD) JUDGE YOU?
DO YOU KNOW WHO SAID, "GOD 'WILL GIVE TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO WHAT HE HAS DONE.' TO THOSE
WHO BY PERSISTENCE IN DOING GOOD SEEK GLORY, HONOR AND IMMORTALITY, HE WILL GIVE ETERNAL LIFE. BUT FOR THOSE WHO ARE SELF-SEEKING
AND WHO REJECT THE TRUTH AND FOLLOW EVIL, THERE WILL BE WRATH AND ANGER. THERE WILL BE TROUBLE AND DISTRESS FOR EVERY HUMAN
BEING WHO DOES EVIL: FIRST FOR THE JEW, THEN FOR THE GENTILE; BUT GLORY, HONOR AND PEACE FOR EVERYONE WHO DOES GOOD: FIRST
FOR THE JEW, THEN FOR THE GENTILE...THIS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE DAY WHEN GOD WILL JUDGE MEN'S SECRETS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST..."?
BELIEVE IT OR NOT...IT WAS SHAUL/PAUL!!! THIS IS FROM ROM. 2:6-16 (NIV). THIS IS A WITNESS THAT, JUST AS WARNED ABOUT IN 2
PET. 3:14FF., SHAUL/PAUL HAS BEEN GREATLY MISUNDERSTOOD. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT IT IS THE GREATEST SIN TO DO THE WORKS OF FIGHTING
AGAINST SIN AND OBEYING THE COMMANDS OF GOD, THEN YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED; FOR GOD SAYS TO BE FIGHTING AGAINST SIN. EVEN SHUAL/PAUL
TAUGHT TO BE FIGHTING AGAINST SIN! ("See Acts 26:20; Rom. 2; 6:1-8:17; 1 Cor. 5; 6:15-20; 15:33-34 (where Paul literally says "stop sinning"); 2 Cor. 4:1-6; 10:4-6; 12:19-13:8; Gal. 2:17-21; 5:16-26; 6:1, 7; Eph. 2:1-6; 4:22, 25-27; 5:3-18; 6:10-18 (actually
4:17-6:18); Phil. 2:14-15; 3:12; Col. 2:6; 3:5-17 (esp. 5-10); 1 Thess. 4:1-8; 5:4-9, 22; 1 Tim. 5:7-8, 20! 22; 2 Tim. 2:19;
4:7.) and [Shaul/Paul
taught to be] striving to work the good works (cf. Eph. 2:10; 1 Tim. 2:10; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Titus 2:14; 3:8; 14; cf. also Rom.
6:22; 2 Cor. 7:1; 1 Thess. 4:7)"; FROM "INTRODUCTION" IN "TITUS" IN "TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY"). THIS IS THE BATTLE! THIS IS THE TEST! NO, DO NOT BE FOOLED, GOD IS NOT GOING TO DO
IT ALL FOR YOU; THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! SEE THE PARABLES OF THE SOWER IN MT 13:1-9, 18-23; MK
4:1-10; LK. 8:4-15! GOD DID NOT DO IT ALL FOR THEM! EVERYONE WILL BE JUDGED (GOOD OR BAD) ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY DID! SURE,
GOD IS HERE TO HELP, BUT IT IS YOUR TEST. DO NOT BE DECEIVED, IT IS sATAN WHO DOES NOT WANT YOU TO WORK TO PASS THE TEST!
(AND SALVATION IS NOT MERELY A ONE-TIME THING; SEE MYTH #17 IN "CHRISTIAN MYTHS?"! SERIOUSLY, IF YOU THINK THAT IT IS SIN TO BE DOING THE WORK OF FIGHTING AGAINST SIN,
YOU HAVE BEEN DECEIVED! PLEASE ASK GOD TO OPEN YOUR EYES TO SEE WHAT HE IS SAYING! (THIS MAY WELL BE INDICATION THAT YOU ARE
STUCK IN YOUR SINS! SEE 2 THESS. 2:10-11 AND ROM 1:24, 26, 28! AND BE WARNED!) LIVING IN SIN CAN CAUSE/RESULT IN SPIRITUAL
AND YESHUA JESUS SAID CONCERNING BEING SAVED: "MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENTER THROUGH THE NARROW DOOR, BECAUSE
MANY, I TELL YOU, WILL TRY TO ENTER AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO"! (LUKE 13:24; NIV) WHICH CHRISTIANITY AND GOSPEL (TRUE OR
FALSE, CF. GAL. 1:6-9)?! SEE MORE AT "THE TEACHINGS OF YESHUA JESUS! (& CHECK YOUR TRANSLATION!)"!
LOVING WARNING FROM A FORMER SUCCESSFUL, PERFECTIONISTIC, COMPUTER PROGRAMMER / ANALYST TURNED FULL-TIME (FOR MANY YEARS)
BIBLE STUDENT (WITH A MASTER'S DEGREE IN BIBLE AND TEACHING CERTIFICATES IN LIFE/EARTH SCIENCE AND COMPUTER SCIENCE--GOD HAS
BLESSED ME TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND SOME COMPLEX THINGS AND TO EXPLAIN THEM FAIRLY SIMPLY) AND WRITER WHO WAS ON A JOURNEY
FOR TRUTH (AND HAS PAID THE MANY PRICES!) AND BECAME SPIRIT-FILLED AND IS DOING NON-DENOMINATIONAL SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (WITH
TRUTH, NOT A DENOMINATION, AS THE GOAL) WHILE READING THE SCRIPTURES IN THEIR ORIGINAL LANGUAGES (ESPECIALLY THE GREEK)***
IT IS ABOUT YOUR SALVATION AND IT COULD NOT BE MORE SERIOUS AND YOU MAY NEVER GET ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE HOW THE PROTESTANT
CHURCH HAS MISTRANSLATED AND MISUNDERSTOOD THE HEBRAIC NEW COVENANT SCRIPTURES (AND THEREFORE ALSO THE HEBRAIC NEW COVENANT!)
SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PROTESTANT "REFORMATION" (AS WITNESSED BY THE TREMENDOUS CONFUSION WITHIN GENTILE CHRISTIANITY--THE
THOUSANDS OF DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS) AND ARE TEACHING A "GOSPEL" THAT YESHUA JESUS DID NOT TEACH AND PREACH (THE
STATEMENT IS TRUE: THE REFORMERS KNEW SOME THINGS THAT NEEDED TO BE REFORMED AWAY FROM, BUT WITHOUT THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE
HEBRAIC COVENANT ROOTS (AND FAITH!) THEY DID NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO REFORM TO. AND THIS IS ONE
OF THE REASONS FOR ALL OF THE CONFUSION). THIS IS A GREAT WARNING: CHANCES ARE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE OR UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL
THAT YESHUA JESUS TAUGHT AND THIS HAS AND WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF SOULS, ONE OF WHICH MAY WELL BE
YOUR OWN...CHANCES ARE. AND THE MORE YOU THINK OTHERWISE, CHANCES ARE THAT YOU ARE VERY FAR AWAY FROM THE GOSPEL THAT YESHUA
JESUS TAUGHT. FOR THOSE WHO REJECT THIS MESSAGE AND ARE LOST BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED THAT THEY COULD BE SAVED AND LIVE IN SIN
AT THE SAME TIME...YOUR BLOOD IS NOT ON MY HANDS BUT ON YOUR OWN. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL. CHANCES ARE THAT YOU ARE
UNAWARE OF THE WARNING ABOUT MISUNDERTANDING THE WRITINGS OF SHAUL/PAUL. 2 PET. 3:14ff. SAYS THAT PEOPLE WILL BE LOST BECAUSE
THEY MISUNDERSTOOD SHAUL/PAUL. ARE YOU TRYING TO BE SAVED BY A GOSPEL THAT IS NOT FOLLOWING WHAT YESHUA JESUS TAUGHT?
REALLY, THINK ABOUT IT: THERE IS AN END-TIMES "ITCHING-EAR"
GOSPEL (2 TIM 3:1ff.; 4:3ff. NOTICE THAT THIS WAS WRITTEN BY SHAUL/PAUL). ONE GOSPEL SAYS THAT ONE MUST BE FOLLOWING AND OBEYING
YESHUA JESUS IN ORDER TO BE SAVED; THE OTHER SAYS THAT ALL ONE HAS TO DO IS BELIEVE OR TRUST...WE ARE TALKING ABOUT YHWH GOD
OF THE OLD COVENANT WHO USHERED DEATH INTO THE WORLD BECAUSE ADAM AND EVE ATE SOME FRUIT; THE GOD WHO SAID THAT THOSE WHO
SINNED AGAINST HIM HE WOULD BLOT OUT OF HIS BOOK (EX. 32:31-33, THE BOOK OF LIFE!); THE GOD WHO REQUIRED YESHUA JESUS TO LIVE
A PERFECT LIFE; THE GOD WHO TOLD ABRAHAM TO WALK BEFORE HIM AND BE BLAMELESS (GEN. 17:1); THE GOD WHO PUT TO DEATH THOSE WHO
WOULD NOT FOLLOW HIM (HEB. 10:28); THE GOD WHO TOOK THE LIVES OF ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA (ACTS 5); THE GOD WHO DESTROYED THE
WORLD WITH A FLOOD (GEN. 6) BECAUSE IT WASN'T FOLLOWING HIM; THE GOD WHO DESTROYED SODOM AND GOMORRAH (GEN); THE GOD WHO ALLOWED
ALL OF THE EVIL IN THE WORLD (UNLESS YOU THINK THAT HE IS NOT OMNIPOTENT); THE GOD WHO WILL JUDGE EVERY PERSON, CHRISTIANS
INCLUDED (2 COR. 5:10) BY WHAT THEY DO (1 COR. 3:13; REV. 20:12)!; THE GOD WHO WILL SEND ALL THOSE WHO ARE NOT FOLLOWING HIM
INTO THE HELL OF HADES AND THE LAKE OF FIRE (REV. 20). IF YOU BELIEVE THAT ALL HE WANTS FROM YOU IS YOUR BELIEF/TRUST? YOU
HAVE BOUGHT THE WRONG GOSPEL AND IF YOU ARE NOT LIVING IN OBEDIENCE TO HIM, YOU WILL BE LOST, EVEN IF YOU DID SAY THE SINNER'S
PRAYER EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. IF YOU ARE NOT FOLLOWING HIM, YOU WILL BE REJECTED BECAUSE ALL OF THIS WORLD IS
A TEST. THE TEST IS: WILL YOU PROVE THAT YOU WILL FOLLOW HIM REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OR WILL YOU NOT FOLLOW HIM. THIS
IS THE CHOICE, BECAUSE HE WILL ONLY ACCEPT THOSE WHO ARE PROVING BY THEIR ACTIONS (WHETHER THEY UNDERSTOOD THIS OR NOT) THAT
THEY ARE FOLLOWING HIM. IN THE END HE HAS NO NEED OF THOSE WHO WILL NOT FOLLOW HIM AND THIS IS WHY HE DESCRIBES THEM AS WORTHLESS
(2 KINGS 17:5) AND WHY ALL THOSE WHO DIED WHO WERE NOT FOLLOWING HIM ARE IN HADES AWAITING THEIR OFFICIAL CONDEMNATION AND
FINAL PUNISHMENT. CHANCES ARE THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WERE TAUGHT, BUT IT IS EXACTLY WHAT YESHUA JESUS WAS TEACHING.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE SAVED? THE INFORMATION IN
"THE COVENANT COMMAND OF THE NEW COVENANT" AND "HOW CAN I BE SAVED?" AND ONE NEEDS TO BE LEARNING THE TEACHINGS OF YESHUA JESUS (CF. MATT. 28:18-20; "THE TEACHINGS OF YESHUA JESUS / AND CHECK YOUR TRANSLATION!"). FORGET WHAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT SHAUL/PAUL UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND "THE FAITH THAT PAUL TAUGHT / TOWARD UNDERSTANDING PAUL".
YOUR CHURCH IS TEACHING THAT YOU MUST BE FOLLOWING AND OBEYING YESHUA JESUS (THE SHEPHERD) IN ORDER TO BE SAVED (THIS IS WHAT
YESHUA JESUS TAUGHT! SEE "THE TEACHINGS OF YESHUA JESUS! (& CHECK YOUR TRANSLATION!)"!), THEN YOU NEED THE MATERIAL IN THIS WEBSITE THAT SHOWS THAT THE BIBLE IS TEACHING
THIS TRUTH! AND WILL YOU PLEASE HELP US TO SPREAD THE TRUTH AND THE TRUE GOSPEL? PLEASE, PLEASE HELP US TO FULFILL OUR CALLING!
IF YOUR CHURCH IS TEACHING THAT FOLLOWING AND OBEYING YESHUA JESUS
IS OPTIONAL OR EVEN SINFUL (AS IN: ONE WORKING THEIR FAITH IS SINFUL BECAUSE TRYING TO DO GOOD IS TRYING TO ADD TO WHAT GOD
ALREADY DID (THIS IS DECEPTION; SEE "CHRISTIAN MYTHS?")) THEN YOU REALLY NEED THE INFORMATION IN THIS WEBSITE!!!
IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT
TRUTH...THEN CHANCES ARE YOU CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE IT AND THAT YOU ARE A FALSE CHRISTIAN AND ARE LOST.
IF YOU PASS UP
THIS MATERIAL, THEN CHANCES ARE YOU ARE NOT NOBLE LIKE THE NOBLE BEREANS (ACTS 17:11) AND YOU MAY WELL BE PASSING UP SALVATION!
IF YOU THINK THAT TRUTH IS NOT IMPORTANT, THEN YOU HAVE MISSED TRUTH AND THE TRUTH OF THE SCRIPTURES AND ITS MANY WARNINGS
(CF. 2 PET. 3:14FF AND MUCH MORE BELOW!) ABOUT THOSE LEADING AWAY FROM THE FOLLOWING AND OBEYING OF YESHUA JESUS. SERIOUSLY,
IT IS ABOUT YOUR SOUL. HOW MUCH DO YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR SOUL?
IN BEGINNING TO READ AND STUDY THE SCRIPTURES IN THEIR ORIGINAL LANGUAGES, I HAD NO IDEA WHERE THIS
WOULD LEAD ME. BUT IT LED TO THE REALIZATION THAT THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION MOVEMENT BEGAN WITH A MISUNDERSTANDING OF HEBRAIC
COVENANT FAITH. THEY CLEARLY DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE HEBRAIC ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY (HUGE PROBLEM) AND DID NOT UNDERSTAND HEBRAIC
COVENANT FAITH (THE FAITH OF THE OLD COVENANT (HAB. 2:4; EZEK. 18:21-32; HEB. 28; EXODUS 32:31-33!)). AS A RESULT, ALMOST
ALL CURRENT TRANSLATIONS (PASSING DOWN THE EARLIER INCORRECT THOUGHTS AND MISTRANSLATIONS) ARE MISTRANSLATING THE HEBRAIC
COVENANT "FAITH" WORDS (AND TEACHINGS!) INTO ENGLISH WORDS SUCH AS "BELIEVE" OR "TRUST". BECAUSE
OF THIS PERSISTANT PROTESTANT ERROR THAT HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS, MANY BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN LIVE IN
A LITTLE SIN, OR A LOT OF IT FOR THAT MATTER, AND IT WILL NOT AFFECT THEIR SALVATION. BUT IN THIS ERROR (THAT SALVATION IS
IN ENGLISH BELIEF/TRUST AND NOT IN HEBRAIC COVENANT FAITH), THEY VEERED VERY FAR FROM THE TRUTH--THE WORDS OF YESHUA JESUS.
EVEN THOUGH THE SCRIPTURES THEMSELVES WARN THAT MANY WILL BE LOST BECAUSE THEY MISUNDERSTOOD AND MISUSED THE TEACHINGS OF
SHAUL/PAUL (2 PET. 3:14FF.) AND THE SCRIPTURE OF JAMES 2 WARNS AS WELL, THEY DID NOT TAKE SERIOUSLY THE TEACHINGS OF YESHUA
JESUS AND THE OTHER APOSTLES AND HAVE FORMED A MALIGNANTLY DEFORMED CANCEROUS CHURCH (THE END TIMES CHURCH THAT SHAUL/PAUL
WARNED ABOUT! (2 TIM. 3:1ff.; 4:3ff.)). THEIR SCHOLARS DID NOT EVEN CATCH ON TO THE RABBINIC POLEMIC OF SHAUL/PAUL. IT IS
NOT THAT DIFFICULT IF ONE BEGINS FIRST WITH THE TEACHINGS OF YESHUA JESUS. ANOTHER CHECK IS WITH THE TEACHINGS OF THE APOSTLES
OTHER THAN SHAUL/PAUL. STILL ANOTHER CHECK IS IN THE REST OF THE WRITINGS OF SHAUL/PAUL. FOR WHEN ALL OF HIS WRITINGS ARE
EXAMINED, FOR THE GREATEST PART HE REALLY WAS TEACHING THE SAME THING THAT YESHUA JESUS WAS TEACHING, HE JUST DID IT IN A
DIFFERENT WAY IN ORDER TO COMBAT THE PREVAILING BELIEF OF THAT TIME THAT THE LAW OF MOSES WAS A REQUIREMENT FOR SALVATION
(SHAUL/PAUL'S MISSION WAS TO REMOVE THE LAW OF MOSES FROM BEING A SALVATION REQUIREMENT). THIS, THE LAW OF MOSES, WAS THE
GREATEST "WORK" THAT HE WAS COMBATTING AND HE USED THE TOOLS BY WHICH HE WAS HIGHLY TRAINED--RABBINIC EXEGESIS AND
POLEMIC. UPON CLOSE EXAMINATION, SHAUL/PAUL WAS NOT AND COULD NOT HAVE BEEN TEACHING THAT OBEDIENCE WAS OPTIONAL. IF HE HAD
BEEN, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A HERETIC BECAUSE THIS GOES FLATLY AGAINST WHAT YESHUA JESUS WAS AND IS TEACHING. THIS IS CLEAR THROUGHOUT
YESHUA JESUS' TEACHINGS AND CAN BEEN SEEN IN THE FINAL WARNINGS IN THE LETTERS TO THE CHURCHES IN REVELATION, WHICH MANY PROTESTANT
TEACHERS TWIST IN ORDER TO AVOID HAVING TO OBEY YESHUA JESUS' TEACHINGS. (THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE ONLY FOR CERTAIN TIME PERIODS.
WHILE IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THERE MIGHT BE AN ELEMENT OF TRUTH IN THIS, THEY FAIL TO SEE THAT THESE LETTERS WERE FOR REAL CHURCHES
AT THAT TIME AND THE REASON THAT THEY WERE RECORDED WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE AND ARE REAL WARNINGS FOR ALL OF THE CHURCH FOR
ALL OF TIME.) IF YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD IS NOT REQUIRING HIS FOLLOWERS TO BE FIGHTING AGAINST SIN AND STRIVING FOR OBEDIENCE,
YOU HAVE MOST CERTAINLY BEEN DECEIVED. YOU HAVE FALLEN TO THE LIE OF SATAN AS RECORDED IN GEN. 3 ("YOU WILL NOT SURELY
DIE" IF YOU EAT A LITTLE FRUIT (NIV)).
SITE IS PROVIDED SO PEOPLE CAN TEST WHAT THEIR TEACHERS HAVE TAUGHT THEM AGAINST WHAT THE SCRIPTURES IN THEIR ORIGINAL LANGUAGES
ARE ACTUALLY TEACHING. IF YOUR TEACHERS ARE NOT REALLY READING THE SCRIPTURES IN THEIR ORIGINAL LANGUAGES, THEIR THEOLOGY
IS ALMOST CERTAINLY OFF (AND MANY TIMES BY A GREAT DEAL!) BECAUSE THEY CANNOT SEE PAST THEIR TRANSLATORS' MISTRANSLATED PREJUDICES
AND BIASES AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS OF THE ORIGINAL SCRIPTURES. YES, THE SCRIPTURES IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGES (AND FILLED WITH
HEBRAIC IDIOM) REALLY ARE THAT DIFFICULT. HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW WHO ARE ACTUALLY READING THEM? THE BIBLE ITSELF SAYS
THAT THEY ARE SO DIFFICULT THAT MANY WILL LOSE THEIR SOULS BECAUSE THEY MISUNDERSTOOD THEM (2 PET. 3:14ff.)
THEY ARE SO DIFFICULT THAT ALMOST NO ONE IS REALLY READING THEM AND THIS IS WHY VERY FEW ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND THEM. THIS
WEBSITE IS PROVIDED FOR THOSE WHO REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE REAL SCRIPTURES (NOT BIASED AND MISTRANSLATED TRANSLATIONS)
ARE TRYING TO TELL YOU. THIS IS FOR THE FEW WHO ACTUALLY THINK THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT. THOSE WHO MAY BENEFIT THE MOST MIGHT
WELL BE THE YOUNGER ONES AND THOSE THINKERS WHO ARE OPEN-MINDED. THIS WEBSITE SHEDS MUCH LIGHT ON MANY SCRIPTURES INCLUDING
2 PET. 3:14ff.
PEOPLE WILL BE LOST BECAUSE THEY DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT GOD REQUIRED OF THEM. THERE IS A 99% CHANCE THAT YOUR TEACHERS DID
NOT UNDERSTAND IT AND TAUGHT YOU WRONG. READ THIS WARNING HERE. THE WISE AND THOSE SEEKING TRUTH WILL LISTEN. THOSE WHO DO NOT LIVE BY THE TRUTH WILL BE
This site teaches that Yeshua
Jesus and His teachings are the center of biblical Christianity (please see this info in Some Important Things Being Missed!). And, sadly, many Churches are not teaching what Yeshua Jesus taught (see "The Teachings of Yeshua Jesus / (& Check Your Translation!").
WEBSITE SHOWS THAT THE GREAT REFORMERS DID NOT HAVE A GREAT UNDERSTANDING OF THE SCRIPTURES IN THEIR ORIGINAL LANGUAGES, AND
THAT, AS A RESULT, CERTAIN MISUNDERSTANDINGS NECESSARILY LED TO SOME MISTRANSLATIONS OF SOME VERY IMPORTANT WORDS AND HEBRAIC
UNDERSTANDINGS (ESPECIALLY CONCERNING HEBRAIC COVENANT FAITH) THAT HAVE LED TO CONTINUED GREAT MISUNDERSTANDINGS AND UNNECESSARY
DIVISION WITHIN CHRISTIANITY--MISUNDERSTANDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN CRYSTALIZED BY MISTRANSLATIONS AND PASSED DOWN THROUGH MISTRANSLATIONS
TO THIS VERY DAY, AND, TRAGICALLY, THE LOSS OF MANY SOULS (cf. 2 PET. 3:14FF.). THINK THAT THIS IS NOT TRUE? YOU WON'T AFTER
YOU GO THROUGH THIS MATERIAL. WILL YOUR UNDERSTANDINGS STAND UP TO THE SCRIPTURES IN THEIR ORIGINAL LANGUAGES? THE UNDERSTANDINGS
ON THIS SITE ARE CROSS-CHECKED BY MANY SCRIPTURES AND THEY ACTUALLY MAKE THE SCRIPTURES MUCH EASIER TO UNDERSTAND--FOR THOSE
WHO WANT TO UNDERSTAND.
What is the greatest misunderstanding within Christianity?
One of the greatest has to do with The Covenant Command of the New Covenant. Those who do not understand this are misunderstanding a great deal about the Scriptures and
YHWH's intended Christianity. The Covenant Command of the New Covenant shows that the New Covenant is an Hebraic covenant and that it is a spiritual continuation
(not saying that the Law of Moses is still in effect; see "Is The Law of Moses Binding Today?") and spiritual elevation of the Law of Moses (see Hebrew Old Covenant "Roots"). (See also Christian Myths?)
Many even today are misunderstanding the difficult, rabbinic teachings of the Jewish
rabbi Shaul or Paul (see 2 Pet. 3:14-18; see also The Faith That Paul Taught / (Toward Understanding Paul))
also do not realize that the Law of Moses is not a requirement for salvation under the New Covenant (see the appropriate page
links on the navigation bar at left).
What is the difference between a cult and a denomination that does not allow its members to question the beliefs of the denomination?
Does your denomination allow you to question their beliefs? Unauthorized denominations are sinful because they are dividing
up the Church (1 Cor. 1-3; Titus 3:10) without Scriptural authority. They are going against the teaching of Shaul Paul in
1 Cor. 4:6 (NIV) "...'Do not go beyond what is written.' Then you will not take pride in one man over against another."
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED IF THERE ARE THINGS BEHIND TRANSLATIONS
THAT YOUR TEACHERS AREN'T TELLING YOU? WHY WOULD THEY NOT TELL YOU? BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE THESE DAYS DON'T WANT TO HEAR THE
TRUTH (Jn. 12:43) OR WOULD NOT BELIEVE IT BECAUSE IT IS TOO FOREIGN TO THEM. IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY GENTILE DENOMINATIONS
THERE ARE THAT DISAGREE WITH EACH OTHER, MOST PEOPLE'S DENOMINATION CANNOT POSSIBLY BE WRONG. MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HANDED
DOWN AND HAVE ACCEPTED SO MANY DECEPTIONS THAT THEY ARE OFFENDED BY TRUTH. (For instance,
while Yeshua Jesus is in a sense equal to YHWH (Jn. 5:18; Phil. 2:6), He Himself said that YHWH was greater than He was (Jn.
14:28). Yet people have been fed such a simplified gospel (and many preachers are admittedly preaching on a 3rd/4th grade
level) that many cannot believe that both things can be true--that Yeshua Jesus can in a sense be equal to YHWH while at the
same time YHWH is even greater than Yeshua Jesus (Consider the eternal relationship of Father/parent and Son/child). Yet this
is what the Scriptures clearly teach (and there are more Scriptures). YHWH prophesied that in the last days knowledge would
increase. It has increased in many areas such as in the sciences and technology, but it appears that when it comes to Bible,
the Church world is in a stalemate of unmoving denominational (sinful-1 Cor. 1-3; Titus 3:10) divisivness and overly simplistic
(and in some cases very wrong) theological and religious tradition, even choosing to divide over whether Yeshua Jesus is exactly
equal to YHWH or just below Him, and even when the Scriptures give no authority to divide over such issues but rather teaches
that unneccessary division is sinful (1 Cor. 1-3; Titus 3:10). (Or else the Church has chosen to believe nothing at all--that
everything is acceptable.) It is past time for the Church to increase in its knowledge and understanding of the real Scriptures--not
the biased and inaccurate translations. (Truly, trying to do systematic theology from a translation is about like trying to
be an expert on an ancient deceased foreign person and only using the interpretations and writings of one other person of
your own nationality, and a person who themselves are not very well understood (their biases, slants, agendas, limitations,
abilities, theologies, etc.)--it cannot be done accurately because translators (who themselves have often not understood the
original Scriptures well enough) have made too many (and sometimes incorrect!) decisions for you. It cannot be done accurately
with the popular translations and the translations that are coming from traditional and denominational biases.))
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SOMEONE WHO IS READING AND STUDYING THE
SCRIPTURES IN THEIR ORIGINAL LANGUAGES (AND WITH THEIR TEACHINGS BEING SUFFICIENTLY BACKED UP WITH SCRIPTURE AND REASON),
THEN THIS SITE MAY BE FOR YOU! IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN TRUTH, THEN THIS SITE IS DEFINITELY NOT FOR YOU. WELCOME TO THOSE
WHO ARE INTERESTED IN TRUTH!
IS LOVINGLY CALLING FOR CATHOLICS AND EVANGELICALS TO LEAVE THEIR DENOMINATIONAL, DIVISIVE (DIVISION THAT IS UNAUTHORIZED
BY SCRIPTURE IS SINFUL (1 Cor. 1-3; Titus 3:10)) AND OTHER SINFUL THEOLOGIES AND RETURN TO THE FIRST PRE-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH
(See more below; see also "For Questioning Catholics", "Toward the Reformation of Evangelicalism", "The Faith That Paul Taught (Toward Understanding Paul)") MUCH OF THE GENTILE CHURCH TRULY HAS INHERITED INCORRECT THEOLOGIES AND MUCH OF THE
GENTILE CHURCH IS NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN TRUTH (2 Tim. 4:3; Jn. 12:43) BUT RATHER IS OFFENDED BY THOSE WHO CHALLENGE THEM--EVEN
IT IS MUCH MORE THAN THIS, THIS WEBSITE IS THE TEST/CHALLENGE FOR EVANGELICALISM (THOUGH NOT A CONDEMNATION OF EVANGELICALS).
THIS WEBSITE ALSO OFFERS MUCH DIRECTION IN UNDERSTANDING AND EVEN OUR HEBRAIC SCRIPTURES, SHOWING SUCH THINGS AS HOW THE OLD
AND NEW COVENANT SCRIPTURES FIT TOGETHER. ONE IS NOT A TRUE EVANGELICAL UNLESS THEY CAN HANG ON TO EVANGELICALISM AFTER WORKING
THROUGH THIS MATERIAL. IS YOUR CHURCH OR SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY OR GROUP AFRAID TO CONFRONT THIS MOST SERIOUS (AND FROM THE
SCRIPTURES) CHALLENGE TO EVANGELICALISM? WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT EVANGELICAL "TRUTH"? HOW MUCH DO YOU CARE ABOUT
TRUTH? (SEE HOS. 4:6) OR CARE ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE TO FIND TRUTH? WHAT IS THE GREATEST PROBLEM WITH EVANGELICALISM? THE GREATEST
PROBLEM WITH EVANGELICALISM IS THE TEACHING THAT AS LONG AS ONE IS BELIEVING OR TRUSTING, THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BE FOLLOWING
AND OBEYING YESHUA JESUS IN ORDER TO BE SAVED. ONE OF THE GREATEST PROBLEMS WITH CHRISTIANITY IS THAT MOST DO NOT UNDERSTAND
THAT IT IS ABOUT HEBRAIC COVENANT--GOD PROMISED A "NEW COVENANT"
(Jer. 31:31-33; Mt. 26:28; Mk. 14:24; Lk. 22:20; 1 Cor. 11:25; 2 Cor. 3:6; Heb. 8:8; 9:20; 12:24; 13:20) NOT A NEW "TESTAMENT"
LOVINGLY WORKING TOWARD A NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIANITY
CENTERED ON MESSIAH CHRIST AND THE APOSTOLIC SCRIPTURES AND WHAT THE SCRIPTURES MEANT TO THE (Jewish) APOSTLES (they were
all Jewish--and cf. Jn. 4:22 where Yeshua Jesus said that "salvation is from the Jews." This does not mean that
today one must go to the Jews to be saved (except that Yeshua Jesus was a Jew), but this does address the fact that the first
Church was Jewish and their Scriptures were Jewish and that without understanding the Hebraic nature of the Scriptures (the
Hebraic mindset, idiom and Hebraic covenant), there is much misunderstanding of the Scriptures.) The Catholic Church has evolved away from the apostolic Scriptures and the Protestant Church began apart from its Hebraic roots and as such it did not understand the center of Christianity and this shows in its endless
fragmentation. The Protestant Church knew some things to reform away from, but without the understanding of the Hebraic roots
of the Church it did not know exactly what it was that it needed to reform to! This website is the result of many years of
searching through the Scriptures seeking to understand and return to the apostolic Church of the Scriptures, the intended
Church of YHWH.
prophetic website; Seeking the TRUE Center of Christianity; Showing that the Scriptures teach a middle ground between
Messianic Judaism (that the Law of Moses is required, at least for some) and predominant Gentile Christianity (that the Law
of Moses has been completely abandoned or even made illegal).
Teaching a Messiah Christ-centered, Spirit-filled, apostolic, non-denominational,
pre-denominational, Acts 15, loving and merciful, grace-filled, striving-to-be-fully-obedient, Hebraic covenant action faith
(e.g., Jms. 2:14ff.; as opposed to disobedient or disobedience-excusing faiths), faith-based Messianic Christianity rooted
in the Hebrew Old Covenant (OC) Scriptures--the context of its origins (Christianity arose from Judaism and out of the Hebrew
OC Scriptures--notice how much of it is made up from OC quotes and allusions! Did you know that all of the OC has not yet been fulfilled?! See also "Messianic Prophecies"!)
to be the "one new man" (Eph. 2:15) in Messiah Christ--not Jew, not Gentile (Rom. 10:12; Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:11),
just Messianic* Christian!
to Blog; updated Blog17/11-posted to
website shows what Paul really meant by his rabbinic phrase, "...not by works..."! If you are interested
in the Middle East situations and the End Times, see our latest blogs! The message of Yochanan/John the immerser and Yeshua
Jesus is just as applicable today as it was when it was first preached: Be repenting away from sin and to God through Yeshua
Jesus for the Kingdom of YHWH is at hand! Remember us when the pre-trib and mid-trib raptures do not come about! WHICH CHURCH
DO YOU WANT TO BE IN WHEN THE "LEFT BEHIND" DOCTRINE BECOMES LEFT BEHIND? Remember also that we told you that radical
Islam is the beast of Revelation.Blog
MANY DON'T UNDERSTAND THEIR
BIBLES VERY WELL (But of course this does not mean that we do not love them!) - WILL YOUR THEOLOGY STAND UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
WILL YOUR THEOLOGY PASS THE TEST?
Do you have what it takes to do the right thing? What does truth look like? (Please
pardon our construction!) Wisdom is learning where we're wrong so we can make it right! (Should we want to see that we are
more wrong now (rather than later) and be on the journey of growing, or just not be growing and wait until the Judgment to
see how wrong we are?)
Think about it: is the
wrong Church really the Church that is teaching faithfulness and holiness and following and obeying Yeshua Jesus (just like
the earliest Christian records)? Or is the wrong church the church that more closely fits 2 Thess. 2:9-12 and 2 Tim. 3:1-9?
(Notice that these Scriptures are from Shaul/Paul!)
teach, but many don't really understand their ancient and idiomatic Scriptures, to the detriment and even the destruction
of many (cf. 2 Pet. 3:14-18)! Among the greatest factors that have led to misunderstanding the Scriptures: missing the understanding
of the Hebraic roots of Christianity (no, we're not under the Law of Moses, but if we do not understand the connections between
Christianity and the Law of Moses, we're probably misunderstanding biblical Christianity!); missing the understanding of The Covenant Command of the New Covenant; and misunderstanding the rabbinic writings of rabbi Shaul/Paul (see 2 Pet. 3:14-18; "...not
by works..." being rabbinic argument, See "The Faith That Paul Taught/ (Toward Understanding Paul)"; for an example of rabbinic argumentation see response #30 in "Questions & Responses!", see also "Messianic Prophecies"; and come to find out, at least most of the other Bible writers were also Jewish!) In fact,
if your teachers do not understand the Hebraic roots of Christianity, then they probably do not understand their New Covenant
Scriptures very well, or the End Times.
you think that you do not have to be following and obeying Yeshua Jesus in order to be saved, this is very serious, you need
to question what you have been taught! This website shows, among many other things, that those who are not following and obeying
Yeshua Jesus will be lost, even if they believe and/or trust that they are saved. Read Mt. 28:18-20; Jn. 12:48; Mt. 17:5;
Mk. 9:7; Lk. 9:35; Jn. 6:63, 68; Mt. 25 and Rev. 2-3!. Even rabbi Shaul/Paul said "Be becoming imitators of me, just
as also I am an imitator of Mashiach/Messiah/Christ." (1 Cor. 11:1). And he taught that Yeshua Jesus is THE
Lord/Master/Owner/Ruler (Rom. 10:9; 1 Cor. 1:9; 15:25-27; and actually all through his writings). And see what he taught about
Christians living in sin (1 Cor. 5). See also Rom. 11:20-21! You have been warned. Please wake up. And please show and warn
others! And in agreement with what some others say, and in agreement with the greatest commandment, either Yeshua Jesus is
fully Lord/Master/Ruler/Owner, or He is not Lord/Master/Ruler/Owner at all. Even rabbi Shaul/Paul taught that Christians will
be judged according to their works (2 Cor. 5:10; cf. Gal. 5:19-21) and according to Yeshua Jesus, there will be many Christians
who will not pass the test (Mt. 13:1-9, 18-23; Mk. 4:1-20; Lk. 8:4-15; Mt. 25!; Lk. 12:42-48; Rev. 2-3, etc.). Paul warns
about this in Rom. 11:20-21. See "Some Important Things Being Missed!" to see what is the Center of Christianity!
Jesus said that the way of salvation was the difficult
way. He said: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and
many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, an only a few find it." (Mt. 7:13-14,
NIV). He even said to: "Make every effort [This is work!] to enter through the narrow door, because many, I [the Truth
and the Word of God] tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to." (Lk. 13:24, NIV). This is not what I hear
Evangelicalism teaching. (Keep in mind Mt. 28:18-20 where Yeshua Jesus commanded for everything that He commanded His disciples
to be taught to all the world, which means all the Gentiles.)
Don't get us wrong, there are a lot of great and saved evangelicals and there are a lot of great evangelical teachings,
but at least some of Evangelicalism teaches "just believe and sit in the Jesus chair, trusting Him for your salvation
and you will be saved!" (Repentance, fighting against sin, keeping any command of God, even the Greatest Commandments,
even keeping any of the rest of all of the Bible including following and obeying Yeshua Jesus not being required!) Yet Yeshua
Jesus taught His disciples that they must be placing themselves not on His chair, but upon their own crosses, saying: "If
anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." (Lk. 9:23, NIV). One of
these fits with the Greatest Commandments, one of these does not. One of these fits with self-centered "Christians,"
one of these fits with God-centered and God-focused, transformed (Rom. 12:1-2) Christians. One of these fits with the worldly
Church (2 Thess. 2:9-12 and 2 Tim. 3:1-9); one of these fits with the Christianity that Yeshua Jesus lived and taught (s.
Yet it does appear that for many, absolutely
everything in all of the Bible that has anything whatsoever to do with salvation is wiped out by the phrase "...through
faith...not by works..."! Is this really the foundational statement through which all of the Scriptures are to be interpreted?
"Questions & Responses!"
has returned! Have a question? Please Email Us!
Now working on the Bible study: "Toward The Reformation of Evangelicalism / The Teachings of Yeshua! / (And Check Your Translation!)" -- Showing how at least some of Evangelicalism misunderstands such things as the original meaning
of John 3:16 (as its original context was certainly the Law of Moses and the word that is translated as "believe"
really means to obey and follow, cf. at least the NIV's translation of Ex. 19:9; cf. Response #26 in "Questions and Responses!") and how it takes Paul's rabbinic argument of "...through faith...not by works..."
(which Paul used for the purpose of showing that the Law of Moses is not part of the New Covenant (cf. Rom. 3:28-31; cf. Rom.
3-5) and that Yeshua Jesus is now the only way, cf. Acts 26:12-20! Re-examine Rom. 1-3!) as the one and only salvation principle,
relegating all of the rest of the Scriptures, including all of the teachings of Yeshua Jesus (The "Word"
of God; The Teacher; The One with the truth, Jn. 6:68!), even all the rest of the teachings of Paul! (read
1 Cor. 5; 2 Timothy and Titus) to having nothing to do with salvation whatsoever, and to being totally unnecessary for salvation.
These misunderstandings have led (and are still leading) countless people to backslide to their spiritual destruction and
countless people to remain lost, all the while believing that they had become saved! (Hos. 4:6 is just as true today!) And
thus some of the great problems! It truly is a great problem to re-interpret and misinterpret the teachings of Yeshua Jesus,
which really should be the center of Christianity (He is the Word and it is His Church), through the misinterpretation and
misuse of Paul's rabbinic argumentation against the Law of Moses as being part of the New Covenant (cf. Rom. 3:28-31! This
was Paul's great battle! Re-read his writings! Notice Rom. 4:12 and study the life of Abraham. Notice also Jn. 8:39 which
Paul surely knew!) as the central truth by which all other Scriptures must be interpreted, instead of using the true center,
the words of Yeshua Jesus, to help interpret the Jewish rabbi Paul's notoriously difficult rabbinic writings (everyone reads
them differently! cf. 2 Pet. 3:14-18)! Warning! If you are not following the flat (relatively uninterpreted) teachings of
Yeshua Jesus, you are heading in the wrong direction! See Mt. 28:18-20! See "Some Important Things Being Missed!" Study Mt. 25 and also the letters to the 7 Churches in Rev. 2-3 (which are still for us today!)!
Please wake up! Please warn others! Think about it, doctrines that teach or imply that knowingly living in sin is exceptable
are not from God! (What is your money supporting?)
(Please pardon our construction as we are reorganizing this site (website
proofreaders welcomed!). In our opinion, presentation is important, but information is much more important (Hos. 4:6)!)
(Not a new
religion, rather attempting to restore Christianity to its early days of covenant understanding and covenant unity
(even between Jew and Gentile) before it became divided and denominational; working to restore biblical
Christianity--Christianity that is consistent with the ancient early Church writings; For those serious about following
and pleasing God and keeping His greatest commandments (covenant faithfulness and covenant unity); For those seriously
seeking truth; For those who want to know what the Scriptures in the idiom of their original languages are
saying (and this from a Spirit-filled, pre-denominational and systematic perspective); For those looking for
clarity and unity amid the confusion of denominationalism; For those who want to know what denominational
translators and scholars may not be telling you! (This
sight has absolutely no relation to the new religion of www.messianic-christianity.org that is truly from the other
spiritual realm and disquised as Christianity but is teaching sexual immorality. This is clearly an instance
of 1 Tim. 4:1-2 and Rev. 2:20. We have warned this priestess out of loving concern that she and all those following her
in living in sexual immorality will, according to the Scriptures, be lost.)
What is the greatest external threat to Christianity on Earth? Aside from satan, himself, it is actually Islam! (This
site does not promote or approve of the hatred of any person--hating people is sinful.) According to world history
and current world events and the document Revelation, it does appear that radical Islam is the end-times beast that will (temporarily!) dominate the world--Christianity
included!--prior to the return of Messiah Christ (see "THE PROSTITUTE AND THE BEAST" in "End Times"; see this video about the growth of Islam (accessed 8/24/10))! Our government is currently trying to charm this beast in hopes that this will keep this
beast from digging its fangs into us as it works to coil itself around us (and this is in progress!). And
this while the blind prostitute society is saying that it is not harmful! (Kind of like the myth: "sharks are
not dangerous, they are just misunderstood"!)
Warning! Many are misunderstanding the teachings of Paul (and this is from Scripture! See 2 Pet. 3:14-18! Cf. Rom.
3:8.). Paul is being misunderstood in a large part because many do not understand that Paul's teaching about salvation
being through "faith" and not "works" was Paul idiomatically explaining that salvation is no longer
obtained through following the Law of Moses or, for Gentiles, following YHWH through doing good works (e.g., the greatest
commandments; and not doing the bad works such as murdering, committing adultery, stealing, hurting and damaging others
with lies, etc.), but only through the faith/covenant-keeping/faithfulness of Yeshua Jesus (in other words, Yeshua HaMashiach,
Jesus the Messiah/Christ, is the only way to be saved). Paul himself explains
in part what he was teaching in Acts 26:20 where Luke quotes him as saying: "...I preached that they [both
Jew and Gentile! (see context)] should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds [in concert with John
the immerser and Yeshua Jesus!]." Gal. 3:26 shows that Paul was teaching that Messiah Christ is the only way and that
the faith that saves is the faith that Yeshua HaMashiach had, displayed, and still has, saying:
"For youu ["youu" showing that this word is plural in the Greek] are all sons through the faith that is
in/inside Messiah/Christ Yeshua/Jesus. For as many of youu as were immersed into Messiah/Christ, youu have put on Messiah/Christ."
Many also do not understand that the roots of Christianity are Hebraic covenant faith roots
and that Paul's teachings are consistent with this. Christianity was given in the context of Hebraic covenant faith (within
the context of Torah and the Law of Moses; see "Hebrew OC 'Roots'"; see also how Acts 10-11 shows that
the first Christians had to have been keeping at least part of the Law of Moses!--much more below!) Paul was teaching to be following Messiah Christ. He said: "Be being/becoming
imitators of me just as also I am an imitator of Messiah/Mashiach/Christ"! (1 Cor. 11:1; see also Eph.
4:20; 5:1). Paul was a disciple of Messiah Christ and he knew His teachings (cf. 1 Tim. 6:3-5; 2 Cor. 11:4; Mt. 28:18-20).
Paul also said at the end of 1 Corinthians: "If anyone is not loving the Lord/Master/Owner/Ruler [Yeshua Jesus], let
him be accursed/anathema!..." (1 Cor. 16:22). What did Paul mean by "loving the Lord/Master/Owner/Ruler"?
Since Paul was a follower of Messiah Christ and His teachings (in concert with Mt. 28:18-20!), he had to have been referring
to Messiah Christ's teachings (cf. 1 Tim. 6:3-5; 2 Cor. 11:4) that those who were keeping His commands were the ones
who were loving Him (Jn. 14:21; 14:25)! See also Jn. 15:10 where Yeshua Jesus said that it is those who keep His
commands who are remaining in His love! Consider also Shaul/Paul's
words in Gal. 6:7-8: "Do not be being deceived--God is not mocked; for whatever a person sows, this also he will
reap. For the one sowing unto his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one sowing unto the Spirit
will reap from the Spirit age-long/eternal life."
See also Eph. 5:5-12: "For this youu have known [see the prior verses
concerning holy living], knowing that every sexually immoral one or unclean one or greedy one, which [greediness] is idolatry,
is not having inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one mislead/lead_astray/deceive youu with vain/empty works.
For on account of these things the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience. Do not, therefore, be being co-partakers of/with
them [of their sins, unholiness and coming judgment!]. For youu were at one time darkness, but now light in the Lord/Master/Owner/Ruler,
as children of light be walking_around/living. For the fruit of the light is in all goodness, righteousness [doing
the right things, or "works", and avoiding the bad things or "works"], and truth/faithfulness [!covenant-keeping!],
testing/proving what is pleasing [!] to the Lord/Master/Owner/Ruler, and do not be being co-partners/co-sharers
with/in the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even be rebuking [!]. For the things being done/worked in hiding
by them are shameful even to be saying/speaking..."
These are only a few proofs among many that Paul had
to have been teaching a Hebraic covenant faith--one in which following and obeying Yeshua Jesus and striving for
faithfulness is required. Christianity is a Hebraic covenant faith (see more in "The Faith That Paul Taught" in MCBI!) and those who accept it are required to be keeping their side of the covenant
agreement. (See more in "The Covenant Command of the New Covenant"!) As opposed to the apparently wide-spread belief, striving to keep covenant with YHWH is
not buying or earning salvation. Salvation is a gift from God (Eph. 2:8-9) but it is given within the framework of Hebraic
covenant and keeping covenant with YHWH through Yeshua Jesus, keeping faith with Him, is required (Heb. 10:26-31, 35-38;
cf. 6:5-6). Keeping covenant with YHWH through Yeshua
Jesus is one of many things addressed in this website. Concerning
Paul's teachings on faith and faithing (see more in "The Faith That Paul Taught"), to be sure, Paul was teaching that man does not have to be perfect in order to be saved (because no one
is and no one can be: everyone needs Yeshua HaMashiach!), but he was in no way teaching that Christians need not
be striving to be following and obeying their Example and Lord/Savior/Owner/Ruler. His point in Rom. 3:21-26 and Eph.
2:8-9 was simply that no longer are people saved by keeping the Law of Moses (cf. also the implication of Rom. 3:31;
cf. 2 Cor. 11; Galatians) or, by Gentiles following YHWH outside of the Law of Moses (as many were saved this
way before Yeshua Jesus' New Covenant), but now the only way to be saved is through Yeshua HaMashiach! And He makes it clear in the rest of his writings
that one must be following and obeying Yeshua Jesus in order to be saved.
"For you have been saved/rescued/delivered by grace [because everyone is a sinner
and because salvation only comes from being given by God] through
faith/faithing [here: either system of Hebraic covenant faith and/or Hebraic covenant
faithing into & while spiritually inside Yeshua Jesus and/or the perfect, sinless faith of Yeshua Jesus (all
of these possibilities can be supported by Paul's other writings, but, if this was about man's faithing (cf. Rom. 4:5), it
would be putting the focus of salvation on man and his faith; therefore Paul may here be referring to the system
of faith (cf. Jude 3) and/or the faith of Yeshua Jesus and that is accessed by man entering into covenant with
YHWH through Yeshua Jesus)--salvation now
comes only through Yeshua Jesus and it is through His faith--through His perfect, sinless faith--He made the way by living
a perfect and sinless life and salvation is only inside Him] and this [this salvation; this is probably not referring to "faith" or "grace" here because
the word "this" is neuter in the Greek and both "faith" and "grace" are feminine, but if
it is referring to "faith", it is referring to the system of faith the faith of Yeshua Jesus] is not from you, it [your salvation] is the gift of God, not from works [Paul, the
rabbinic scholar, shows us that technically salvation cannot simply be achieved by man on his own or earned and that
salvation no longer comes from the prior systems of working the commandments of YHWH (for Gentiles and those living prior
to the Law of Moses) or working the Law of Moses because salvation is now only through the grace of Yeshua Christ
(cf. Acts 15:10-11! and Gal. 2:15-16) and His perfect faith and His system of faith--faithing into Him and
faithing while inside Him.] so not anyone can boast; for we are a work/product(_of_work),
having been created in Messiah/Mashiach/Christ Yeshua/Jesus [Mashiach Christ worked
the perfect work and YHWH creates us as a new creature in Him], for [a connecting marker showing reason and/or purpose; God saved us..] the purpose
of good works ["works" is idiomatic for how one is living, what one is
thinking and doing, it is not merely referring to things such as teaching and doing mission work] which God prepared in advance
in order that we walk in them [God saved us for the purpose of doing good works in Messiah
Christ! The New Covenant Scriptures teach that those who are not doing "good works"--those who are not living
for YHWH through Yeshua Jesus and the Ruach HaKodesh and following the greatest commandments--are either lost or are
at least in danger of being lost (Mt. 3:10, 19; see the parables of the sower (Mt. 13:1-9, 18-23; Mk. 4:1-20; Lk. 8:4-15);
Lk. 3:9; 13:1-9; Rev. 2-3]."
This understanding of Paul's writings can be attested to by the rest of Paul's writings, and
even by the writings of the early Church. See "The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians" in "According to Early Christians". What cannot be supported by the rest of the teachings of Paul: 1) that one need not repent of their sins in
order to be saved; 2) that one need not be striving for sinlessness and holiness; 3) that one can remain living in sin and
be saved; 4) that one who accepts Yeshua Jesus can return to living in sin and still be saved while living in sin; 5) that works are not required; 6) that "faith" means only believe; 7) that "faith" means only believe and trust (For more
concerning biblical salvation faith, see "The Faith That Paul Taught / (Toward Understanding Paul)"); 8) that those doing good works believe that these good works buy or earn their salvation with YHWH and that
they are not saved by grace through faith and through the blood of Yeshua Jesus; 9) that those who believe they must be working in order to do their part in becoming
saved or in order to remain saved are lesser Christians or are not saved; 10) that good works mean being unsaved
or lead to being unsaved; 11) that good
works and those who do good works are the enemy; 11) that those who believe in covenant faithfulness are the enemy. Paul was an ancient Jewish rabbinic scholar who was viewing salvation
from a particular and more technical perspective. Despite the cherry-picking of a handful of translated verses from
out of the overall context of Paul and the rest of the Scriptures, Paul's writings do not support that all one needs
to do to be saved is to believe or even to believe and trust. See "The Faith That Paul Taught / (Toward Understanding Paul)". Why is this so important? Because it appears that there are a great many people who have died lost and who are
living and dying lost but who believe that they are saved because they are believing or believing and trusting
in Yeshua Jesus even though they are living in sin. Paul clearly taught that those who are living in sin are lost. The belief
that one can be living in sin and still expect to be saved is one of, if not, the greatest deceptions in the Church and
this deception is in part because people are not reading all the rest of Paul's writings. It is also unnecessarily dividing
Yet people are also being taught that those who
believe that works are required are in error and should not be fellowshipped, even though other Scriptures clearly teach that
works are required (Jms. 2:14-26). Paul did not teach that those who believe that works are required
are in error and he would have greatly disapproved of this division. This would also be dividing
against the first Church, the mother Church of Jerusalem, because they believed that the Law of Moses was still a
requirement and they were still following the Law of Moses (more below). Paul did teach against unnecessary division
(Rom. 14; 16:17-18; 1 Cor. 1-3; Gal. 5:20; Titus 3:10-11)
A word of caution: This website will almost certainly test at least some aspect
of your understanding of the faith because the chances are greater than 99.9% that you are not actually reading
the Scriptures in their original language and neither are your leaders. (Can you question your beliefs? Does your church/Church
allow you to question your beliefs?) The Christian world is in great confusion. There have been built up too many
denominational walls (many more than what the Scriptures give authority for!). And the Scriptures teach that denominationalism
is sinful (1 Cor. 1-3; Gal. 5:20; Titus 3:10-11). Many of our leaders are denominationalists (many unknowingly) who
cannot read the Scriptures in their original language! Many are left not knowing what to believe. There is a lot of counterfeit
truth out there as the forces of evil have been working on this and the dividing up of God's people for millennia!
Thank God that truth is in the Scriptures and it can be seen and understood much, much better from reading the
original languages (and not just word studies--word studies rarely address grammar and idiom, not to mention context), but
only if one is actually looking for truth (many are apparently seeking only to validate their denomination and condemn the
others). And it is not as easy as many think--just look at the many and differing translations and countless denominations.
Among the problems--the lack of appreciation and understanding of the rich idiom of these languages that are ancient
(by multiple millennia!) and cultures removed! Another problem--the theology of the translators and their understandings and
misunderstandings of what the very difficult original languages and Scriptures are saying. Do you know what the
Scriptures in their original language are saying? Can you really tell by reading translations which translations
are closer to the meaning of the original language and which are closer to the theology of the translators? A great many
times truth can be found within the context of all of the other Scriptures, the context of the Hebraic Old Covenant "Roots"
of the Scriptures and the records of the earliest Christians. (Are your teachers showing you these things?) Prepare
to be challenged. Prepare to test your truth. (If one does not have access to studying the Scriptures in their original
language, the next best thing is to have several translations to compare against. We often comment on the KJV and NIV.) Those
who are likely to take offense at this material: 1) hyper-denominationalists; 2) many who have misunderstood Paul (see
the great and serious warning against this in 2 Pet. 3:4-8!!!)
What does the modern Church misunderstand most about the Scriptures and Christianity? One of, if not, the greatest
misunderstanding in modern Christianity has to do with the lack of understanding that Christianity is actually a Hebraic covenant system with a covenant law. Without
this understanding there is much confusion about the relationship between Christians and YHWH God and the responsibilities
of Christians. This is addressed in part in "The Covenant Command of the New Covenant". And actually there is still a great lack of understanding about the Hebraic Old Covenant "Roots" of
Christianity. This is addressed in part in "Hebrew Old Covenant 'Roots'".
What is the
greatest deception? There is much deception. The most dangerous deceptions we are seeing are theologies
in Christ's own Church and which are dividing Christ's Church. These begin with the teaching or at least implications that
Christians can be living in sin and still expect to be saved--that Christians are not required to be striving for
obedience! (Of course Christians cannot be perfect, but do not be deceived, they must be striving to be or else they
are abusing grace, overtesting
YHWH and neglecting their salvation!) There appear to be a great many who have died lost in and because of this deception
and a great many who are living in sin who believe they will be saved but who will die lost unless they are living a life
of repenting of their sins and striving against sin.
Please do not be misled: those who are living in sin will be lost, only those who are striving against sin will be saved.
It really should not be that difficult to understand. Also, theologies that teach or imply that people living in sin
will be saved, are not from God, but from satan, the enemy who is working to destroy as many souls as possible!
Part of the difficulty is that some have been misunderstanding the teachings of Paul
(see the great and serious warning against this in 2 Pet. 3:4-8!). Some understand (actually misunderstand) from
Paul's teachings that one does not have to be striving against sin in order to be saved. Only a few statements by Paul (taken
out of the context of Paul and all of the other Scriptures) can be made to appear that he might be teaching this. Many have
fallen out through this crack (in part because of the lack in understanding Hebraic covenant faith). Do not be fooled--Paul could not possibly have been teaching that people who are living in sin will
be saved. Think about it: Could the Scriptures really be teaching that one can be living in sin and be saved?
That Paul could not possibly have been teaching that people could be living in sin and be
saved is clearly shown by the rest of his teachings (see "The Faith That Paul Taught"). And there are better (and these Scriptural) understandings of what Paul taught. Actually,
this all stems from the Church's loss of the understanding of covenant with YHWH! Paul understood the "Law of Messiah/Mashiach/Christ"
(1 Cor. 9:21; Gal. 6:2) and this shows that he understood that YHWH requires man to keep His law (cf. Mt. 28:18-20).
This also indicates that Paul did understand that salvation
was a matter of keeping covenant with YHWH! (i.e., keeping YHWH's covenant law. See "The Covenant Command of the New Covenant"!) See Rom. 13:8-10 "Let no debt remain
outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments,
'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not covet,' and whatever other commandment there may be,
are summed up in this one rule [or commandment]: 'Love your neighbor as your self.' Therefore love is the fulfillment of the
law." This is "The Covenant Command of the New Covenant"!
Do not be fooled, those who are living in sin, even if they believe that the Scriptures condone this, will be lost. What Paul
was teaching can be seen by the entire context of what Paul taught and by the context of the other Scriptures.
If Paul was teaching that one could be living in sin and be saved, he would be teaching against all the other Scriptures and
he would have been a heretic.
Did you know that dividing over the Law of Moses can be sinful? "But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies
and arguments and quarrels about the law [includes the Law of Moses], because these are unprofitable and useless. Warn a divisive
person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. You may be sure that such a man is
warped and sinful; he is self-condemned." (Titus 3:9-11; NIV).
Did you know that Paul was keeping parts of the Law of Moses (though not
all!; see Acts 16:3; 21:17-26; "Introduction" in "Galatians 2") and was teaching that it was a matter of opinion over which Christians should not be condemning or judging
each other? (See Col. 2:16-17 in the KJV (the NIV mistranslates this); see Rom. 14! See "Introduction" in "Galatians 2"; cf. Eph. 2:8-10.). Did you know that the very first Church was Jewish and they were keeping the Law of Moses
(at least for a while!)? Why else did the leaders of the first Church not know what to do with Gentiles?! Up until
Acts 10 the Jewish Church believed that all the uncircumcised were unclean! In fact up until Acts 10 the first
Church did not have permission to not keep the Law of Moses! See Acts
11:1. See Acts 10 and 11. Really wishing to restore the Church back to Acts 2? (See "What is the
oldest form of Christiantiy?" and a discussion of the place to which Christianity should be restored in "Questions
& Responses") See "Galatians 2" in "Translation and Commentary" which also helps to answer questions concerning Messianic Judaism as it shows that Paul was not teaching that
Christians could not observe the parts of the Law of Moses that did not conflict with Christianity, else Paul would have been
condemning himself because he was himself still observing parts of the Law of Moses! He would also have been condemning
the early Church as he knew that they were still observing parts of the Law of Moses! (See Acts 21:17-26.)
Many will not be interested in the contents of this website. In short, our journey
for truth has led us away from translations as a source of theology (because of their weaknesses, theological
and denominational biases, limitations and errors because they are translated by fallible man) and into the
Scriptures in their original languages. (Those who have never tried to study or understand another language may have
difficulty understanding this.) We have also found that doing word studies in the original languages falls short of the understandings
attained through studying the grammar, idiom and context of the words in the original languages. (And there
are several word-study fallacies that are important to be aware of.) Some of the things that we believe we are finding
as problematic based upon our observations and studies include:
3) The wide-spread
belief that all that is required to be saved and to remain saved is to believe or trust in Jesus, that obedience to God
and following Yeshua Jesus are not required (This is a great misunderstanding of the writings
of Paul; see the warning concerning this in 2 Pet. 3:14-18!; see "The Faith That Paul Taught"; see "Essentials of Messianic Christianity"; see "How Can I Be Saved?"; see below "Are You living (following) Christ?")
5) A great lack of understanding of the important
Hebraic Old Covenant "Roots" of Christianity (The loss of this understanding has led to much confusion!
Without these understandings, the New Covenant Scriptures cannot be fully understood! See "Hebrew Old Covenant 'Roots'" and several other pages in this site)
6) Much confusion and misunderstanding of the writings of the apostle
Paul! Peter warns about this in 2 Pet. 3:14-18, yet few seem to be aware of this verse. Many believe that Paul taught
a different Christianity than the other apostles and even Yeshua Jesus! There are some key Scriptures showing that he was
teaching the same Christianity (See more below; see "The Faith That Paul Taught")
7) Much confusion about the End Times, and worse,
much division over the End Times! The End Times are important (or they would not be in the Scriptures), but where
do the Scriptures give authority for the Church to divide over different end-times beliefs? The important thing is
to be ready! Are you ready? (See "How Can I Be Saved?")
There is much confusion within Christianity, and even about Christianity itself! How
does one determine truth in the maze and confusion of it all? Christianity has drifted away from its Hebraic Old Covenant rootings
and away from the understandings of the early Christians. We believe that God has been leading us into greater understanding
through systematic studies through reading and studying all the Scriptures in their original languages (not just in word studies)
and in the context of all of the Scriptures (letting Scripture interpret Scripture), studying the Hebraic Old Covenant 'roots'
of Christianity, and studying how the early Christians understood Christianity and the Scriptures. If you are interested in
truth, and if your teachers are not reading and teaching from the original languages but rather from weak and bias-proned
translations, and if they are not showing how the New Covenant Scriptures fit with the Old Covenant Scriptures and how the
early Christians understood the New Covenant Scriptures, then how do you know that you are not just being taught traditions
of men? Are you looking for truth?
Looking for information
concerning the "Feasts" of YHWH? See "Hebrew Old Covenant Roots"! Why are the Hebrew OC roots important? They help a great deal in understanding
the New Covenant Scriptures.
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Is truth important to you? Are you interested
in understanding the Scriptures from the perspective of a systematic theology that comes from the Scriptures
in their original languages? Are you interested in seeing the cords that run through the Old Covenant and through
the New Covenant and into the early Church? Would you like to understand Paul and Revelation? Looking for something deeper? See
"Translation and Commentary"!
Peter warns in 2 Pet. 3:14-17 that Paul's words are
easily misunderstood and that people were misusing them--even to the point of losing their own souls! Seriously!
The NIV says: "So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort
to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15
Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom
that God gave him. 16 He writes the same way in all
his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant
and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17 Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the
error of lawless men and fall from your secure position."
It is important to understand this because many today are being
lost because they are also misunderstanding and misapplying Paul's words. If you have not been taught about this important
teaching, how can you know that you have understood Paul correctly? (See
"The Faith That Paul Taught"; see Commentary on Romans)
1 John 2:4 says: "The one saying 'I know Him [God],'
yet His commandments he is not keeping is a liar and the truth is not in this
one." Does your Church teach this? If your Church is teaching that people do not have to be obeying God in order
to be saved then they have been deceived and they are teaching false doctrine that is deceiving others! Please do not be deceived!
God is keeping those who are following and obeying Him; all others will be lost! It is really not that difficult. As some
say, "it takes a 'theologian' to help you misunderstand the Scriptures." Be warned: Teaching that excuses sin or
leaves open a back door to disobedience is not from God!
Are you being taught, at least indirectly, that YHWH's
greatest commandments are not the most important things for man to be doing? Are you being taught, at least indirectly, that
salvation is ultimately only about what you believe and not what you are doing?
you know that Paul himself flatly told what he taught? In Acts 26 when he was before King Agrippa, Paul was
telling King Agrippa what Jesus told him saying (picking up in the middle): "'...I [Yeshua/Jesus] will
rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive
forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' 19 So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. 20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that
they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds" (Acts 26:17-20, NIV). This
means that Paul's understanding of what Yeshua Jesus told him, including the portion that is translated as
"sanctified by faith in me," equates to: "they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance
by their deeds" (as opposed to a mere belief or an English, and non biblical, non-committal type of trust)!
And since he was not disobedient, this means that his writings must also equate to "they should repent
and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds"!
Are you being taught
this or a different gospel? Are you understanding Paul's words to be in agreement with these Acts 26 verses or are you being
taught something else?--something else that also disagrees with the teachings of Jesus and His other apostles and the Scriptures
such as James 2:14-26? (See "The Faith That Paul Taught"; see commentary on Romans).
It's really not that difficult
to understand, those who are following YHWH by following Yeshua Jesus are the ones who are being saved, those who are not
following YHWH by following Yeshua Jesus are not being saved. Those who are not teaching this are not teaching the truth.
Salvation really has very little to do with what man thinks he knows, it
is about following and obeying YHWH through following and obeying Yeshua Jesus. (See "God Loves You and Wants to Save You!") Is it difficult to follow and obey Yeshua Jesus? Yes! By Yeshua Jesus' own words, most will be lost! Mt. 7:13-17
says (NIV): "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that
leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But
small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. 15 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people
pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17
Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit."
Are you being taught that it is partly up to you to find it? (Reread v.14!) Are you teachers telling you that it is about
your "deeds" (Acts 26:20), about your "fruit"? If you are being taught that it is not about your
deeds and fruit but about what you know or whom you think you know, it is my opinion that your teachers are "lost
in Paul" and do not understand what he meant and are teaching something other that what Paul intended and may well be
misleading souls into their destruction (2 Pet. 3:14-17)!
Are you being taught that works are not important or
that one can lose their salvation by performing good works? This is a great misunderstanding of Paul. This is not at all what
Paul taught. Paul was not teaching against good works. Paul was most certainly teaching that good works are required
but should be viewed in the proper perspective (See Acts 26:20; See "The Faith That Paul Taught" see Titus commentary; see commentary on Romans and Galatians).
Are you being taught that Christians will be judged, evaluated and rewarded
(and probably ranked!) according to their performance? Jesus said that even every word we speak will be judged (Mt.
12:36). He also taught that those not found producing good fruit (idiomatic basically for "living for Him")
will be lost (cf. the parable about the fruitless tree in Lk. 13:6-9 that He said to cut down if it did not begin to produce
fruit; cf. also Lk. 12:42-46 (but not in The Message version) cf. also the parables of the sower (Mt. 13; Mk. 4; Lk. 8). Jesus
taught in the parable of the talents that those who had earned more would be given more (Mt. 25:14-30; cf. also Lk. 19:11-27)
and He taught in the Sermon on the Mount that those who are following Him the closest would be called "great"
in the Kingdom of Heaven while those who are not following Him quite as closely will be called "least"
in the Kingdom of Heaven (Mt. 5:19-20). But are Jesus' words important? Yes! He is the Word of YHWH! And it appears that it
will be by His words that man will be judged (Jn. 12:48)! Consider the places of honor that James and John once vied
for (or at least their mom did) and Jesus' response to them (Mt. 20:21). Consider also the 24 who were chosen to
be the 24 elders in Revelation 4. Paul also weighs in in 1 Cor. 3:10-15 teaching that man's works will be judged.
He also teaches very clearly in Rom. 2:6-11 that those who are doing good works will be saved and those doing bad works
will be lost, saying also that "God 'will give to each person according to what he has done'" (Rom. 2:6). See Gal.
6:7-10! Consider also the Heb. 4:11 statement (NIV): "Let us, therefore, make every effort
to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example [the disobedient portion of Israel] of disobedience."
Did you know that you may be participating in God's plan for the End Times of bringing many Jews to salvation through Yeshua
Jesus? Paul taught in Rom. 11:25-31 that after the Gentiles receive Messiah Christ that then so would the Jews. God has
allowed things to be the way they are (Gentile Christians awakening to their Hebraic OC (Old Covenant) roots and seeking
out the Hebraic meanings and causing many Jews to become interested in all this as well) in order to facilitate the bringing
in of the Jewish people and the bringing together of the Jews and Gentiles in Christ (Eph. 2:11-16).
On the lighter side: Did you know that God intended for everyone to be cross-eyed?! Yes! He does not want anyone to be lost
(2 Pet. 3:9); He wants everyone to be saved and thus to be seeing everything from the perspective of the cross of Yeshua Jesus!
Cf. Eph. 2:16; Gal. 6:14.
But on the serious side, I have a warning.
It appears that judgment is coming upon the United States through its failing economy and quite possible through more "natural"
disaster and terrorism. Please read "Are you ready for the End Times?" below.
The NC was not created in a vacuum; in fact
much of it consists of teachings and quotations from the OC. What many evidently do not realize is that
when Paul was teaching against the Law of Moses being used as a requirement of salvation (cf. Galatians), he was
not teaching the extreme position that all of the Law of Moses became illegal to practice (Paul continued to practice parts
of the Law of Moses (Acts 18:21; 21:17-26)). Rather, he was teaching that the parts of the Law of Moses which did not conflict
with Christianity could very well be practiced so long as they were not made to be requirements for salvation. This
can be clearly understood in: his teachings such as Rom. 14 (e.g., what to eat and which day to observe are
matters of opinion and not judgment; cf. also 1 Cor. 5:8); his own continued observance of portions of
the Law of Moses (Acts 18:21; 21:17-26); his statements such as that his beliefs were in agreement with the Law
of Moses and the prophets (Acts 24:14); and that he did nothing against the law of the Jews or against the temple
(Acts 25:8). Paul was clearly teaching that the Law of Moses had become optional (Rom. 14; Col. 2:16) and that this
was all well and good (Rom. 3:31; 7:16; 1 Tim. 1:8) so long as it remained optional and was not being
used as a test of fellowship or a requirement for salvation (Galatians; Col. 2:14-23). Furthermore, there are some
key teachings in the Law of Moses (such as the Greatest Commandments) that are just as applicable for us today as they were
under the Law of Moses. Many want
to know: What is Messianic Christianity? and: Is it Scriptural?
In short, according to the Scriptures, anything other than the way of salvation declared by the apostles that is added in
as a test of fellowship or as an additional requirement of being saved, whether it is from the Law of Moses or anywhere else,
is unscriptural. It is not the purpose of this website to add anything to the way of salvation that was taught by the apostolic
Church or to take anything away from the apostolic Church (at least once they admitted Gentiles! For prior to this they
must have been requiring the observance of the Law of Moses--see Acts 10-11; see also how the first Christians were continually
at the temple (Acts 2:46; 3:1, 2, 3, 8, etc.) See "What is the oldest form of Christianity" in "Questions & Responses!"). At the same time, it is strongly believed that the Church has been so zealous to divorce itself from the writings
of the Old Covenant (OC; due to things such as the misreading of Paul's writings) that it has in effect "thrown
out the baby with the bath water" when it comes to some very important keys necessary for understanding the New
Covenant (NC) and NC Christianity!
The Messianic Christianity with
which this website is concerned, believes that there are some very important understandings in the Hebrew OC, even in the
Law of Moses, that are fundamental to understanding YHWH's intended Christianity (e.g., the blood sacrifice of Jesus is more
understandable when seen through the Law of Moses; the "Feasts" of YHWH and how they relate to the End Times,
etc.). In fact, it is the belief of this website that without the Hebrew understandings of the Old Covenant, the NC (especially
Revelation) cannot be fully understood and that this is a great reason for much of the tremendous confusion
that exists in Christianity today.
Christianity is not a denomination; rather, it seeks to divest itself from divisive denominationalism and return
to the heart of YHWH's intended Christianity--a spiritually unified, pre-denominational (the Christianity of the apostles
after the admittance of Gentiles), apostolic Christianity that is connected to its Hebrew OC roots (and therefore, Messianic--Hebraic
for having to do with the "Anointed" or the "Christ") as it also looks forward its soon-coming Messiah King!
Thus the term "Messianic Christianity."
It is the aim of this Messianic
Christianity to bring glory to YHWH (God the Father), Yeshua (Jesus) and the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) by: (1) striving
to restore the Church to the pre-denominational apostolic Church after the inclusion of Gentiles and after the 1st
Church conference (see "The Requirements of Acts 15
"); (2) attempting to bring as many people to God as possible; (3) providing information and resources
for those who are sincerely seeking truth from the Scriptures in their original languages and from a non-denominational
perspective; (4) helping Yeshua's followers to understand and prepare for the End Times. (Much more can be seen at "What is Messianic Christianity?
If you are truly seeking and have an open mind and heart,
you are probably in the right place! Please consider the following:
Christianity has become fragmented
into countless denominations, many believing to alone have the important truths. Yet it appears that
most are suffering from similar problems including:
(1) requiring more doctrinal agreement from individuals who wish to join their denomination than
what is required to actually become saved; in many cases they do not even include the all-important requirement
of being on the journey of following Christ!
doctrines not from reading the Scriptures in their original languages, but from the interpretations of translators
(which also include translators' short-comings and denominational biases), for translations are by definition the
interpretations of translators ("translator"="interpreter"; Translations can also be misleading in
that there are often multiple options for understanding the original and all options are not brought across and a smooth,
English translation helps to gloss over the fact that the ancient Scriptures were written in ancient idiomatic thought
and not in flat English legalese)
the Hebrew OC (Old Covenant) roots of Christianity--failing to see that Christianity is a continuation and elevation
of the OC and not something completely new and totally different (implying that God did not do it well enough the first time).
Without the important OC understandings serving as interpretive controls, the NC (New Covenant) cannot be properly and fully
understood (see Hebrew OC "Roots") (4) many
are misunderstanding Revelation and the End Times and are not preparing themselves spiritually, mentally or physically
for the things that are quickly coming! I believe we are entering into a portion of the End Times "birth
pains" (Mt. 24:8; Mk. 13:8)! We need wisdom! We must be preparing ourselves spiritually, mentally and physically!
(see End Times)
. Are you saved? If you are not saved or you are not sure,
see: God Loves You And Wants To Save You!.
Are you living
(following) Christ? Peter warns in 2 Pet. 3:14-17 that Paul's words are easily misunderstood and that people
were misusing them--even to the point of losing their own souls! Seriously, read it! It is important to understand
this because many today are being lost because they are also misunderstanding and misapplying Paul's words, especially when
it comes to his teachings regarding salvation through faith. Many today are under the impression that man can play no role
whatsoever in his own salvation, as if man has no personal responsibility whatsoever with regard to his own salvation. This
is to misunderstand both Paul's view of salvation faith and his semantics.
Eph. 2:8-10 says: "For by
grace you have been saved through faith [through the faith of Christ and through faithing into/in Christ; for more information
on faithing into/in Christ this see: God Loves You And Wants To Save You!.]; and this is not from you, it is the gift of God--not from works, in order that not anyone should boast..." The gift
being referred to in the phrase "and this is not from you," is almost certainly neither "grace" nor "faith"
for the term "this" in the Greek is in the neuter gender while both "grace" and "faith"
are in the feminine gender. This makes it much more likely that the gift being referred to is the gift of salvation and this
appears to fit better with this gift being "not from works" (v. 9). Thus we have: "For by grace you have been
saved through faith [both through Christ's faith and faithing into/in Christ]; and this [this gift of salvation] is not
from you, it is the gift of God--not from works, in order that not anyone should boast..."
is saying that salvation is from God and that it is only through faith (through Christ's faith and through faithing
into/in Christ). It is saying that man cannot save himself apart from the faith of Christ or apart from faithing into/in
Christ--that man cannot make his own way to God. It is also saying that no one can be good enough to earn his own salvation
(Jesus would then be unnecessary). It is in no way saying that man has no responsibility whatsoever with regard to his own
salvation, and this does not in any way diminish the roles of God or of Christ in man's salvation. Christ is the one and only Pathway
(John 14:6 and several others); God determines who is entering and when they are entering (John 1:13; cf. also John 15:1-6),
but it is up to man to decide whether to accept or reject Christ and it is up to man to follow through with following Christ
or not (cf. "everyone coming to Me" in Luke 6:47; and "the one coming to Me" in John 6:35, 37 and there
are many other verses. John 6:37 shows that Christ will not be throwing out those who are truly being saved, but
notice that it does not address those who are walking away from God. See especially 2 Tim. 2:19!).
Also, Eph. 2:8-10 by itself is not and cannot be used as the complete understanding of Paul's view of salvation faith. The
keys to understanding Paul's view of NC salvation faith can only be found in examining his other writings and statements about
faith (see "The Faith That Paul Taught / (Toward Understanding Paul)").
Rom. 1:17, for example, is a quote from Hab. 2:4 (another OC connection!) that can be interpreted
as saying that the one who is considered by God as being righteous is the one who is living out his faith. Literally: "the
just/righteous (one/man) will live [will be living his life] from faith/faithfulness/fidelity/covenant-keeping/faithing."
Compare Hab. 2:4 in the Hebrew: "a righteous man will live by his faith."
This is consistent with
Paul's statement in 2 Timothy 2:19, the thought being captured well by the NIV, "Everyone who confesses the name of the
Lord must turn away from wickedness." And this in no way conflicts with Eph. 2:8-10 but rather complements it for the
context of Eph. 2:8-10 shows that Paul is talking to and about those who were no longer living in sin (Eph. 2:1-5)
and thus who were obviously living for God through Yeshua Jesus. All the writings of Paul, I believe, clearly show
that Paul was using semantics to argue for salvation in terms of Messiah Christ's faith as well as man "faithing
into/in Christ Jesus" (finding and following Him) rather than in terms of works or laws that can lead to pride and heartless
legalism--things that both God and Paul were clearly against!
The literal wording of Rom. 1:17 can also
mean that it is a righteous man's faith that saves him (see more in "The Faith That Paul Taught / (Toward Understanding Paul)") and this also does not conflict with, but rather complements Eph. 2:8-10, for salvation can also been seen as
coming through an individual's faithing into/in Christ and not through performing works or obeying laws apart from Christ.
Thus it appears that this is another case where there is a more than one meaning in the text (and multiple meanings are often difficult to
impossible to bring accross in translation) for both interpretations (live="will be living his life" and "will
not die spiritually") fit with Paul's writings. Among the evidence supporting the former understanding (that the man
who is considered by God as being righteous is the one who is living out his faith) is the fact that Paul is linking NC salvation
faith with OC salvation faith by quoting Hab. 2:4 (cf. also "from faith to faith"; as in "from [OC] faith
to [NC] faith" in the same verse!) and it is quite clear that in order to be saved in the OC individuals had
to be living out their faith (besides Hab. 2:4, see Ezek. 18!).
Also, concerning Paul's rabbinical usage
of Abraham and Gen. 15:6 in Rom. 4 to argue salvation by faith, Abraham was almost certainly living out his faith and saved
(more evidence for the above views of Eph. 2:8-10 and Rom. 1:17) before the point in time of Gen. 15:6 (see Gen. 12:8 where "he
called on the Name of YHWH"; see also Gen. 26:4-5; James 2:20-24 and Heb. 6:10-15). I do not believe that it can
be successfully defended that up until the point in time of Gen. 15:6 that Abraham was lost or that he did not yet have
faith. But sadly, many have misunderstood Paul's theocentric and christocentric, anti-legalism semantics (Paul is most certainly
not anti-works, cf. Eph. 2:10; 2 Tim. 3:16-17, among many others) and his rabbinical argumentation and have been deceived
into thinking that they can merely believe and/or trust, work a prayer, and then live however they please (not actually living
out what they are professing), relegating all the rest of the Bible, even the greatest commandments, to merely optional suggestive
advice! (This would also mean that James was wrong in James 2:21-26! Not to mention all of the teachings of Jesus (cf. also
As Paul himself shows in Rom. 1:17, salvation faith is the same under the New Covenant as
it was under the Old Covenant (living out one's faith by living for God) except that now salvation faith is lived out not
merely by avoiding the bad works and doing the good ones (as with OC Gentiles) or by doing this through following the Law
of Moses, but rather salvation faith is now lived out by following and living Christ--committing to Christ, truly making
Him Lord and Master and being on the journey of following and obeying His examples, instructions, teachings and commands
and allowing Him to live through us! (More information on living Christ can be found in the "Live Christ!" section
in the tract: "God Loves You And Wants To Save You!") After all, individuals cannot truly call themselves "Christian" according to the biblical sense ("a
follower of Christ," The New Strong's Dictionary of Hebrew and Greek Words) if they are not actually following Christ and living for Him.
Consider Paul's statement in
1 Tim. 5:8 where he says, "If any person [male or female] is not looking out for the needs of [most certainly not limited
to "bringing home the money for"--see the next statement!] his/her own people [relatives, not just immediate family;
if this really meant "bringing home the money for" it would mean that everyone (both male and female) must be "bringing
home the money for" at least all of their relatives!], and especially for the needs of those of his/her own house/family
[this is more the "immediate family"], he/she has denied the faith and he/she is worse than an [male or female]
unbeliever/unfaither." (More on this translation can be found in "The Covenant Command of the New Covenant" in the paragraph on 1 Timothy.) This is another teaching of Paul (one of many) that shows that his view of salvation
faith was more than merely believing and/or trusting. (See more in "The Faith That Paul Taught / (Toward Understanding Paul)." Cf. also Gal. 2:20; John 12:24-26; Mt. 10:38-39; 16:24; Mark 8:34; Lk. 9:23.) Are you on the journey of living
Covenant Command of the NC--Just as many Hebrew OC understandings of Christianity
became lost, evidently also was this understanding, at least for much of the Church. This should be a major
and foundational teaching of Christianity, yet many have never heard it or seen it. After understanding this material,
many will wonder how Christianity and the NC could have become so misunderstood. This information is critical to the
Church. (See The Covenant Command of the New Covenant)
you ready for the End Times? The end of this age is quickly approaching and we are calling for everyone
to be preparing themselves! Yeshua Jesus taught that everyone should always be ready (Mt. 24-25), and who knows when
our own individual "End Time" will be! Much of the denominational world is (I now believe very much mistakenly)
preparing only for escape "out of" the "birth pains" and tribulations by way of the 1 Thess.
4:17 rapture event. This event will certainly take place, but it now appears that it will not occur before the "tribulation"
and all of the "birth pains" that are coming upon this
world. While God will certainly be taking care of His people (Prov. 11:8), I believe the wise will be preparing themselves
for the things that God is allowing to come upon this world (Rev.
17:15-17) and even bringing Himself (Rev. 18:4). Some who are sold-out for the pretribulation rapture and do not
have any back-up plans should their interpretation of the End Times be wrong could lose their faith (cf. Lk. 18:8;
2 Thess. 2:3)! Consider the many statements of Jesus to watch and be prepared (cf. Mt. 24-25; Lk. 12:35-56). Those who are
preparing only for escape through the rapture may have much of
the information, but it appears that they do not have the correct order of the end-times events because they do not understand
the timing of the events of Revelation. Be prepared--firstly, and most importantly, spiritually!
Soon: Part 1 of a new translation and commentary on Revelation which puts forth the keys necessary for
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*Messianic ("of or relating to Messiah") originates
from the same Hebrew word as does the Greek NC (New Covenant) word that is translated into English as "Christ"
(see Jn. 4:25). "Messianic" can be understood to be roughly equivalent to "Christian" ("of
or belonging to Christ"), only from the Hebrew instead of the more Greek term "Christian." Messianic
Christianity has much to do with Christians embracing the Hebrew OC (Old Covenant) "roots" of Christianity.
Also among the desires of this ministry is to discourage the denominational division
between Yeshua Jesus followers such as the division between Jewish and Gentile Yeshua Jesus-followers and to encourage understanding and unity between them. Messianic Christianity is not a denomination. Rather, it seeks to divest itself
from divisive denominationalism and return to the heart of YHWH's intended Christianity--a spiritually unified, pre-denominational,
apostolic Christianity (the Christianity of the apostles but after the admittance of Gentiles), that is
connected to its Hebrew OC roots. At the same time it also looks forward to its soon-coming Messiah King! (Another aspect
of "Messianic.") Thus the term "Messianic Christianity."
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