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Matthew 7: 21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants. 22 On that Day, many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord! Didn't we prophesy in your name? Didn't we expel demons in your name? Didn't we perform many miracles in your name?' 23 Then I will tell them to their faces, 'I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!'
"But," you cry, "the law/Torah was abolished at the cross. Jesus fulfilled the law!"
No, He didn't. "Fulfilled" never meant "abolished." Think about it: If you are fulfilling your duties as a wife or husband, does that mean your marriage vows/contract is abolished? Please read the articles on this page to find out more.
This page is designed to get people to re-examine their relationship with our Creator. We want people to ask themselves whether they are indeed "doing what their Father in heaven wants" by ignoring His "forever" commands....
Did you know, for instance, that obedience to Torah has nothing, whatsoever to do with "works" or being "under the law?" Works is being an elder at your church, or driving the church bus, or being part of some church ministry (i.e, prayer, or youth activities). Torah, on the other hand, consists of God's Divine Instructions in Righteousness that show us how to be holy/set apart.
How is keeping His commanded Seventh Day Sabbath "works" or "being under the law?" ... How is keeping His commanded seven Feasts "works" or "being under the law?" There's a valid reason to keep each one: They are our "dates" with God!
When God directs us to do something, it's a command, not "works." However, trying your best to ignore and talk your way out of obeying His "forever" commands and convincing others to do the same - now THAT is "works!"
Ezekiel 22:26 Her pastors/priests have
done violence to my law and have profaned my holy things. They have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they taught the difference between the unclean and the clean, and they have disregarded my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them."
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of ADONAI is the
beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs 28:4 Those who abandon Torah
praise the wicked, but those who keep Torah fight them.
Yet myriad Christians write to challenge or outright attack our desire to OBEY God! Why is that? Because most have NO concept of what Torah is! Like Christians, we believe in the God of the universe and we believe He sent His Divine Son who martyred Himself for mankind, thus abolishing the need for the blood of animals to atone for our sins.
(NOTE: Our use of the term "martyr" is intentional because traditional Jews love to point out that "G-d never required human sacrifice!" Well, Y'shua wasn't a "human sacrifice" because nobody "sacrificed" Him. He was our "redemption" - he offered himself on our behalf - against which there is NO law! As a human being, he had the choice to obey YHWH or not. As we see time and time again, he CHOSE to obey because he KNEW exactly who he was....)
The difference is, we also believe that His "forever" commands are meant for ALL and they weren't simply some outdated rules for "the Jews" to follow. Yet, Christians become irate over the idea of someone desiring to keep the COMMANDED Seventh Day Sabbath and the Feasts - and some have even sent us death threats and let us know how EVIL they believe us to be for our desire to obey!
So who is right and why are there all these divisions? Which of the nearly 40,000 different Christian "denominations" is the one GOD approves of? Do you really believe He approves of those who can't even be bothered with His Seventh Day Sabbath, which is a SIGN between Him and His people?
James 3:15 For this wisdom comes not down from above; but is earthly, and from the devices of the soul, and from demons. 16. For where envy and disputation are, there also is confusion and everything wrong. 17. But the wisdom which is from above is perfect and full of peace, and mild and submissive, and full of compassion and of good fruits, and without partiality and without respect of persons.
People can fight all day long about how they have the truth..."I'm right...No, I'm right!" This gets us nowhere! In the end, there is only one truth - and that is YHWH's Truth!
So, why are we challenging the "NT-only, grace only" doctrine? Because....
While the above is meant only as a joke, the truth is, most Christians will send you to the misunderstood writings of Paul to "prove" that "the law" was abolished at the cross! Somehow, they cannot understand that there's more to having a relationship
with God than just "believing in Jesus." No matter what you try to tell them, they will constantly refer you Paul. "Paul said...." Never mind what the Father commanded or what Yeshua taught. What they THINK Paul said is much more important! But the bottom line is, our Creator has some rules to follow, and if we refuse, then we don't belong to Him....
On the other side of the coin, we see Paul maligned by many who strive to keep the Law, and misinterpreted by many who believe Yeshua saved us from God's Law. Why is Paul so central to what people believe or do not believe? Because he stands out as the apostle of Messiah who once was the enemy of Messiah. Peter preaching salvation by faith in Messiah isn't so shocking because Peter was a disciple of Messiah. BUT PAUL ... Paul is quite a testimony to Messiah! Therefore, satan has special hatred for Paul....
Regardless, it is very tiring to see or hear "New Testament/grace only" Christians constantly making fun of those who wish to be Torah observant and claiming that, "No one can keep the law perfectly, so why are you trying so hard?" Well, according to that very same New Testament they use to attempt to disprove obedience to God, we see in this passage:
Luke 1:5 In the days of Herod, King of Y'hudah, there was a cohen named Z'kharyah who belonged to the Aviyah division. His wife was a descendant of Aharon, and her name was Elisheva. 6 Both of them were righteous before God, observing all the mitzvot and ordinances of ADONAI blamelessly.
Click here for just one example of how passages like the above, and especially the writings of Paul have been misinterpreted and used as "proof" that YHWH's Torah (Divine Instructions in Righteousness) were supposedly abolished at the cross. It's the rare person who asks him/herself: "Did Jesus really come to abolish His Father's Divine Instructions?"
Our intent is NOT to be "mean" or condescending; but rather, to enlighten you to some things you probably will never hear in your church. This includes the idea that there is much more to God than just "believing in Jesus" - and this truth is revealed in TORAH, the first five Books (Genesis through Deuteronomy) which contain all of God's "do's and don'ts." Torah is God's "Divine Instructions in Righteousness" without which we would have no
blueprint for moral, holy living!
We are also challenging the "NT-only, grace-only" doctrine, in part,
because of the many who bash "the Jews" and Judaism because they have no clue about the roots of their faith and/or they don't realize that "Jesus" was a Jew who came NOT to abolish anything His Father ever commanded, but to proclaim the Kingdom of (YHWH, pronounced "Yahweh"). We are told throughout Scripture to obey YHWH's Torah. Example:
Joshua 23:6 "Therefore be very firm about keeping and doing everything written in the book of the Torah of Moshe and not turning aside from it either to the
right or to the left. 7 Then you won't become like those nations remaining among you. Don't even
mention the name of their gods, let alone have people swear by them, serve them or worship them; 8
but cling to YHWH your God, as you have done to this day.
Since God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8), what would make anyone
believe we have the right to ignore the first two-thirds of the Bible and adhere to only "the
Furthermore, many have been taught to concentrate only on "Jesus" as God, as if He were the "be-all, end-all"; and YHWH (Yahweh) God the "Father" is normally pushed into the background. Rarely does anyone stop to ask the question below:
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Many (especially those who hate the Jews) seem to overlook a few facts....
Yeshua was a Torah observant, tallit-wearing, Seventh Day Sabbath and Biblical Feast-keeping, kosher Jew!
He HAD to die in order to become our Redeemer: 2 Corinthians 5: 21 "For, on your account (speaking to the Corinthian brethren in Yeshua), He (Elohim) made him (Yeshua) who knew no sin to be a sin (offering) that we might, by Him, become the righteousness of Elohim (God)." [AENT] (To see exactly what we mean, please click on our article, The Passover connection to Yeshua.)
Although it was "the Jews" who got the ball rolling concerning His murder
(many Christians are angry with "the Jews" because "the Jews" killed Jesus), it was the Gentile Romans who arrested him, stripped him, spat upon him, flogged him, ripped out his beard, put a crown of thorns upon his head and mocked him, and nailed him to the cross! Not to mention, there was a "mixed crowd" (not just Jews) cheering on his execution (see Matthew 27).
If Yeshua had not chosen to do YHWH's will and die that day, the world would have had NO Redeemer!
It was because of "the Jews" that knowledge of YHWH came into the world when "the Jews" were scattered into the nations, including those who believed in Yeshua. Had it not been for "the Jews" knowledge of YHWH would have remained imprisoned in tiny, little Israel and the world would still be writhing in paganism today. Instead of wasting energy hating "the Jews" the world should be thanking them for introducing them to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!
Most importantly - what did YHWH (God the Father) say about WHO are His people? He gives three requirements for salvation in Isaiah 56:6-8...To love His Name, honor His Sabbath and keep His covenant (Torah):
Isaiah 56: 6 "And the foreigners who join themselves to ADONAI to serve him, to love the name of ADONAI, and to be his workers, all who keep Shabbat and do not profane it, and hold fast to my covenant, 7 I will bring them to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples." 8 Adonai ELOHIM says, he who gathers Isra'el's exiles: "There are yet others I will gather, besides those gathered
Christians, please answer this question:
If Jesus' love changed all of God's laws, WHY did He have to die for our sins? What sins are there if the "old laws" have been abolished? How do you know what constitutes SIN if those "OT laws" you insist are a "curse" were somehow abolished at the cross? Will you concede that there MIGHT be a chance that you've misunderstood something somewhere along the lines?
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So, what exactly did Yeshua teach?
Click on the image and brace yourself.... And then read the articles below for some additional, eye-opening information.
A quick overview of what you will learn by reading our articles....
Through the grace of YHWH (Yahweh) and His Divine Son Yeshua who was our Redeemer, salvation comes to the "House of Israel," not the entire world (Matthew 15: 24). Who is "Israel"? You are! - "Israel" consists of all who have
accepted and agreed to obey YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob whose desire is for all of the world to choose to enter His House.
We teach that Oprah and her ilk who insist "all roads lead to God" are sorely mistaken! While the invitation does go out to all of the world, all roads do NOT lead to YHWH; the only road to God is through belief in Yeshua whose blood cleanses away our past sins and allows us the chance to gain eternal life (John 14:6, Acts 2:38).
We teach that EVERYONE who choose to believe Yeshua died for them and thus joins in the covenant with YHWH is expected to learn and abide by His House rules - Torah (the first five Books of the Bible which contains all of YHWH's Divine Instructions in Righteousness)...." Same God; same rules; no exceptions. If this makes sense to you, please read the articles below.
James 2: 21. Awraham our father, was not he justified by works in offering his son Yitz'chak upon the altar? 22. Do you realize that his faith aided his works, and that by the works his faith was rendered complete? 23. And the Scripture was fulfilled which says: Awraham believed in Elohim, and it was credited to him for righteousness and he was called
the Friend of Elohim. 24. You see that by works a man is justified and not by faith alone.
Romans 15: 4. For everything written of old was written for our
instruction; that we, by patience and by the consolation of the Scriptures, might possess hope.
Note: Here is one of the clearest pro-Torah statements in all of Romans. Rav Shaul believes
that "everything written of old" is for the instruction of the Gentiles, this clearly indicates
Paul's intent. Compare this statement to Romans 3:31 and 7:12.
Romans 15: 9. And that the Gentiles might glorify Elohim for his mercies upon them, as it is written: I will confess to you among the Gentiles, and to your name will I sing psalms. 10. And again he said: Rejoice, you Gentiles, with His people. 11. And again he said: Praise Master YHWH, all you Gentiles; (and) laud him, all you nations.
Note: "His People" = YHWH's people, Israel. The Gentiles are fully invited and expected to join in together with Netzari (Nazarene) synagogue practice, as one people, into one Kingdom according to One Torah.
We teach that Christianity seems to be built on the much-misunderstood writings of Rav Sha'ul (Paul). Even Peter mentioned that Paul's writings would be hard to understand and that people would ultimately twist Paul's teachings:
2 Peter 3: 15 And think of our Lord's patience as deliverance, just as our dear brother Sha'ul also wrote you, following the wisdom God gave him. 16 Indeed, he speaks about these things in all his letters. They contain some things that are hard to understand, things which the uninstructed and unstable distort, to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 17 But you, dear friends, since you know this in advance, guard yourselves; so that you will not be led away by the errors of the wicked and fall from your own
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Articles to ponder....
Concerning the Seventh Day Sabbath
About the Biblical Feasts/God's Appointed Times:
Let's get Biblical:
Pagan origins of some American religious holidays:
Some tough questions to ask yourself:
For those who are truly interested in seeking a closer relationship with God, we recommend Carmen Welker's book, "Should Christians be Torah Observant?" which is written in "plain English" so anyone can grasp the concept that all believers must obey YHWH's "forever" commands. To order your copy, just click on the book!
If you have an hour to spare and you want to see something will "blow you away" then please watch this eye opening video entitled, The Hebrew language, the DNA of Creation by Rabbi Mordechai Kraft. This video is all about how YHWH created the 22-letter Hebrew alphabet, with each letter and each shape meaning something, and each letter having a numerical value. He SPOKE the universe into being with those 22 letters that contain the secrets of what "life" means for us humans....
So, is Jesus IS the same as
Y'shua? Well, yes and no...The thing is, Christians gave
Y'shua (which means "YHWH is Salvation") a Hellenized name
which means nothing, and turned Him into a Torah-less, blond
Adonis who supposedly came to abolish everything the Father
ever commanded. Many are "saved" in the Name of Jesus - but
quickly noticed that there was more to "Jesus" than just
"believing in Jesus." That "something more" is Torah (the
first five Books of the Bible that contain YHWH's Divine
Instruction in Righteousness, without which we would have NO
blueprint for moral, holy living.) That is the beginning of a
truly deep and meaningful relationship with God!
AND THINK ABOUT THIS: Did God
really allow us to have access to the entire "Old
Testament" which includes His Torah (Divine Instructions in
Righteousness without which we would have NO blueprint for
moral, holy living) which comprises more than two-thirds of
the Bible - only to then turn around and give us a New
Testament (comprising less than the final THIRD of the
Bible) that supposedly suggests the "OT" was all a bunch of
garbage that was abolished at the cross?
Would YHWH really have bothered
addressing the "foreigners" who came out of Egypt with
Moses and told them they were to do EXACTLY as His people
did (and His people were Torah observant, right from Adam
and Eve on down the line), only to then turn around and
suggest that that old junk had been "only for the
How many Tribes were present in the
desert? Only the Jews? NO! There were 12 Tribes AND the
Egyptian gentiles who had followed Moses out of Egypt - who
were told FOUR TIMES in Numbers 15:13-16 to do exactly as
HIS people did, if they chose to accept Him as their
And on top of that, YHWH made His New
Covenant with whom? The Gentiles? The Catholics? The
Christians? The Muslims? The Hari Krishnas? Nope! He made
it with the Torah observant Houses of Israel and Judah (see
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