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.
“Follow Me !!” is a call to obedience. We obey Yeshua/ Jesus because we are already saved- NOT to be saved !! It is no mere invitation, but an imperative command. Those who heard the words of Yeshua/ Jesus immediately left everything to follow Him. ”Follow Me!!”
Throughout the Bible the Holy Spirit is spoken of as being God's power or the manifestation of God`s presence and power. The Holy Spirit is the very nature, presence and expression of God's power actively working in His servants.
“The Sabbath was made for man.” (Mark 2:27) Yeshua/ Jesus said this. It was “made” in the Garden of Eden before it was “written” down on Mount Sinai. The Sabbath was “made” for “man,” not just for Jews.
Thou shalt not Lent !! Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Moundy Thursday or Lent are not mentioned in the Bible- not even once. Yeshua/ Jesus did not observe them. None of the apostles observed them.
Only a few people know that Valentine’s Day is originally a Catholic celebration. But there are even fewer individuals who know its earlier pagan roots.
Why is the beginning of our new year placed in the middle of a dead winter ?? How did the celebration of New Year’s Eve begin ?? And where did the many customs surrounding it originate ?? And also; why is the Rosh Hashana celebrated as the Jewish New Year worldwide in the fall (September- October) ?? Are they in the Bible in the “Feasts of the Lord” ??
Was Yeshua/ Jesus really born in Bethlehem during the winter? The New Testament speaks of shepherds tending their sheep in the fields.
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.
We should live a holy life and follow the directions, instructions or teachings of the Bible because we are already saved- NOT to be saved !!
Yeshua`s (Jesus`) commands and promises.
About Ekklesia and Kyriakon. The Christianism teaches that the word “church” originated in the New Testament, but this is completely false according to the Bible.
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