To whom it may concern, Sept 5, 2017
You promote “Reasons to believe”……yet you include in your “Statement of belief” a lot of false Biblical Beliefs that are not taught and cannot be supported anywhere in the Hebrew Bible. Most were added by Constantine/Romanism and the opinions of the false “self-appointed apostle” Paul/Saul.
Attempting to harmonize the Hebrew Bible with Science is a good thing, and we agree, since YHWH (the Almighty Sovereign Creator Power Life-Force Essence of all that exists) is manifested to us through the Hebrew Scriptures as well as through His Created Science. Therefore both must be in harmony.
To make a blank statement, that you believe “(the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments) is the Word of God, written. As a "God-breathed" revelation, it is thus verbally inspired and completely without error (historically, scientifically, morally, and spiritually) in its original writings.” This Statement is completely naive and one that cannot be supported by any stretch of one’s imagination from Scripture. We do not even know that there are only 66 books in the collection. Furthermore, Jewish novels like Esther and Job are not in any way inspired books. They may be interesting reading for children, but hardly inspired by YHWH.
Does the Hebrew Bible “contain” the revelation and the inspired words of the Creator to the selected appointed prophets? The answer is yes, for sure, but since we do not have the “original” autographs of any “scripture,” therefore it is impossible to claim full inspiration for all of it. To do so is a cover-all made only to accept error. This alone places a lot of skepticism on the rest of your belief claims, or for your scientific examples.
Does the Hebrew Bible claim that YHWH, the Mighty One of the Biblical Israelites is a Trinity ? NO. Where do you find this claim? Is it found in the inspired words of YHWH from the Hebrew Bible??
Does the Hebrew Bible, and the Sovereign made known throughout its record ever require “a pagan human sacrifice” to be able to forgive sins? No, but he in fact does condemn it. Did the Almighty Sovereign even make known throughout the Hebrew Bible the need to ever require “animal sacrifices” made for Him before He can forgive sins? NO. It was man’s invention in the attempt to please “the unknown pagan gods.”
I do not think that your organization really knows very much of what is taught in the Hebrew Bible, which is the only true Foundation for any Biblical Belief?
Mic 6:6 How shall I come before Yahweh, and bow myself before the exalted Mighty One? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
Mic 6:7 Will Yahweh be pleased with thousands of rams? With tens of thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my disobedience? The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
Mic 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your Mighty One?
Christianity has severely polluted what the Hebrew Bible, the only Bible that Yahshua (Jesus) ever used really taught. The Christian religion is fast becoming rejected by the Youth of our modern society, all because of phony none Biblical pagan Doctrine.
To believe that the “Jesus” of the so-called “New” Testament is just another Pagan “God-man” or part of a “three person trinity god” is not at all Scriptural and is not supported by a correct understanding of the NT, or what Yahshua himself is recorded to have said or taught. Even the name “Yahshua” (it’s not Jesus) means “Yahweh-saves.” So the prophet of the NT points to Yahweh in his name as the true “Savior” of men.
I could go on, but the point is this……..your Statement of Beliefs does follow what has become the “Basic doctrinal Standards “ of modern Christianity, but it is full of false pagan ideologies, that you also believe. That places a question on the objectivity of your science. Your reasons to believe, if one uses your Statement of belief, becomes very disjointed and marginal because you have not done a credible study on what the Scriptures do in fact teach. You have not used your “science” in correct understanding of Scripture, or good Biblical exegesis.
This is very unfortunate, if you had a deeper understanding of what the Bible does teach, and what it does NOT teach, you would have a better impact upon others that do not know how Science and the Scriptures do agree. The modern society we live in is not as gullible as it was under Constantine, and to believe in a god that needs a human or animal sacrifice to feel good enough just to forgive sin is not “reasonable” today, and does not in any way follow what Scripture do teach.