I have to warn you especially for some things. Be careful with people who want to explain Bible to you- without being capable of showing their explanations from Bible. Be careful with all explanations that add or take away from Bible. Be prepared examine every teaching or preaching with your Bible- including mine. If you cannot find them in the Bible, then they are not from Yahweh our God.
If your church (or denomination) does not preach the Gospel with biblical Yeshua (Jesus) and repentance, holiness and hell --> most likely it does not have the Holy Spirit --> and it lacks water baptism and it worships Mary, Pope, your pastor or any other human beings, but it still has tithing as the only one biblical thing and it also has pics, icons and statues of Jesus in the walls- run for your life !!!!
Jesus is an anglicised form of the Greek name Iesous. The spelling of the name Jesus has been in use for less than 400 years. This can easily be seen in the fact that the original 1611 King James Version of the Bible (early printed books, not newer or online versions) spelled our Jewish Messiah`s name Iesous- not Jesus. Just like many other English translations of the Bible before 17th century. This English name Jesus remained uncommon until the 18th century.
I am a whole Bible follower of Yeshua (Jesus). I believe that all of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, is for all people for all time. Regardless of people's nationality, ethnicity and race, age, sex or background, the whole Bible is for them. Yahweh our God has created all people and has made all rules for them, how to live here on earth.
A watered down gospel is no gospel at all. If the biblical gospel message is altered or refuted, it is just another gospel- and no gospel at all. Perhaps one of the all time greatest delusions in the Christian world, is the innumerable number of people who are under the impression that, in order to be forgiven their sins and inherit eternal life, all they have to do is believe Yeshua (Jesus) died for their sins on the cross.
All wrongdoing is sin but not all sin leads to death. These sins we can forgive. All sins against Yahweh our God leads to death. These sins popes, bishops, priests, preachers and so on CANNOT forgive or proclaim forgiven. For these sins Yeshua (Jesus) died for us.
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.
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.
With so many Israelites in captivity in the Aramaic-speaking empire, a great many Israelites were now bilingual, speaking both Hebrew and Aramaic. In the 1st century, Aramaic continued to be the language spoken at home by Israelites- including Yeshua (Jesus) and His disciples and Apostles.
The Palestine does not exist- never was or never shall be. The word Palestine is derived from the Hebrew word "peleshet". Roughly translated to mean "rolling" or "migratory" or "wandering". The term was used to describe the inhabitants of the land to the northeast of Egypt - the Philistines. The Philistines were enemies of God`s chosen people Israelites- for example Goliath.
The problem is, this story is full of lies. 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.