The followers of Yeshua (Jesus) met as congregation every day in their homes- they literally lived their lives together. When they came together in their homes their corporate worship and sharing together was completely open and spontaneous with no one leading from the front. The early believers didn’t have anything that even approximated a church service. They understood each congregation to be an extended family unit. The idea of churches being institutions or organizations would have been totally alien to them.
We need the Torah !! I could keep on telling you these examples for hours- but I think I made my point. We need the Torah for our direction, instruction or teaching- meaning guidance and protection in our lives. It does not matter, what you think or feel. We need the Torah. If you like to do what ever you like, and the Torah is not written in your heart, ask youself: Am I saved ?? Or am I just a Christian pew warmer in a church ??
Read your Bible daily with no pretexts. It it the best life insurance to you. Otherwise, the wolves not only deceive you- they eat you in their mouths... And in the end, you will lose your salvation.
Why me ?? Was I worth every drop of Your Blood Yeshua (Jesus) ?? When I was jobless, divorced and homeless. Just another hobo living in the airport- picking up coins, empty bottles and cigarette ends. Why me ??
Prove every pastor and preacher or doctrine with the Bible alone. Then, warn others. If they do not listen, move on and warn others. But, when you do, will you be heard ?? Will you be accepted ?? Will you be tolerated ?? Noup. Yeshua (Jesus) told us the cost.
To be a follower (or disciple) of Yeshua (Jesus) means to believe that what Yahweh our God says in His Word is true- even if everyone around you disagrees. As followers (or disciples) of Yeshua (Jesus), we always have to make great efforts to teach the Bible instead of manmade Christian doctrines. We should believe in the Bible, the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible. But are we Bible parrots ?? Are we parroting our Bibles ??
The first 4 Commandments tell us how to love Yahweh our God. The rest of the 10 Commandments tell us how to love other people. If the 10 Commandments are not written in our hearts with a branding iron, we must ask ourselves: Do I really have the Holy Spirit ?? Do I listen and obey the Holy Spirit ?? Does my church teach from the Bible ?? Do I read my Bible enough ?? Today`s Christians have totally forsaken nearly all of the 10 Commandments.
Constantine became Roman Emperor in 306 AD and ruled for 31 years. But also Constantine had a problem. What was he to do with the followers of Yeshua (Jesus) who were spreading rapidly ?? They did keep their strong faith even if they were tortured and killed. So far all Roman Emperors had persecuted the early followers of Yeshua (Jesus)- but were not capable of stopping them. Constantine realized that he cannot stop them either. He did not join them but he made a new religion around another and different Greco- Roman Jesus beside them. With another spirit and another gospel.
Yahweh our God`s part in Salvation: 1. Yahweh our God sent His Son Yeshua (Jesus). 2. Yeshua (Jesus) shed His Blood. 3. Yeshua (Jesus) died for our sins. 4. Yeshua (Jesus) rose again on the 3rd day. Human beings` part in Salvation: 1. Hear the Gospel. 2. Believe the Gospel. 3. Repent of sin and turn back to Yahweh our God. 4. Reach up to water baptism into Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ). 5. Get a gift of the Holy Spirit. 6. Confess faith openly. 7. Remain faithful and obey Yeshua (Jesus).
Even today people are still celebrating this pagan holiday and taking great pleasure in doing so. Every year, millions of families look forward to non- biblical Thanksgiving so they can get together with family and give thanks to God for all their blessings. Regretfully just like the pagans of Ancient Rome. Thanksgiving is a very very good example of religious manmade traditions with no even shaky connection(s) to the Bible. The true story doesn't have quite the same fuzzy feelings associated with it as the one where the Indians and Pilgrims are all sitting down together at the big feast... Thanksgiving had brutal and bloody beginning !!
We can without fail call our earthly father as father. It is expected of us, by the 5th Command, to honour our parents everyday alike, irrespective of the circumstance. Yeshua (Jesus) harshly attacked a custom of the Jews, for they called the rabbis as fathers. He attacked similarly against all religious present-day Christian leaders too. We all have just One Heavenly Father and He is in heaven.
As followers of Yeshua (Jesus) we don’t accept even one coin for the work we do, as we do our work for Yeshua (Jesus). He looks after us. If He wants something done, He gives us the means. If He doesn’t provide us with the means, then He doesn’t want that work done.
David told the Philistine, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Yahweh Tsebaoth, the Elohim of the army of Israel, whom you have insulted.
The problem is, this story may be almost entirely wrong. The events surrounding the birth have been retold so many times and in so many ways— in plays, poetry, books and movies— that most people have a distorted view of the true events. The only accurate record is found in the Holy Bible, God’s Word.