Israelism/Yahwism - Statement of Belief
Biblical beliefs of the Assembly of Yahweh, Cascade, updated April 15, 2023
We believe that there is no completely accurate Bible in existence. There are no originals of the Hebrew or of the Greek Bible, nor is there even an accurate translation in English, or any other language. For the Hebrew Old Testament (OT) Bible some will use a Greek translation like the Septuagint, and others may use only the Massoretic vowel pointed text. (Note: the original Biblical Hebrew was not vowel pointed). Some may use a combination of whatever translated Bible text they can find, often one that comes closest to their preconceived doctrines of belief.
For the Old Testament, we only have documented pieces that may date to 600 BC but many compiled copies are much younger. For the New Testament we only have available various Greek copies, but nothing original. So what is the best choice for us in order to come close to what the Biblical written truth is? We attempt to pick and choose the best and most reliable Hebrew and Greek sources available and we then develop our understanding from these available sources. Yet, even after careful study and where a choice must be made, we are still left with common sense and reason based upon the most accurate information available to us by using the Biblical Hebrew and Greek language. We believe the OT Bible, and the subsequent NT Greek writings were written and recorded many years after the historical events they recount. However, we also believe that all was recorded for ordinary people, by ordinary people. For our additional comments on the Greek New Testament (NT) Bible, see our information on the NT Bible below.
Origin for our Beliefs - From the times of the Hebrew-Israelite Noah, then throughout the OT Bible, a common and continuous religious foundation can be found, that establishes the belief of monotheism. Monotheism is the Biblical understanding that there is only One Almighty Sovereign Creator Power and, that this One Almighty has chosen the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel (the original ancient Biblical Nation of Israel) to reveal Himself by inspiration through the recorded writings found in the OT Bible to us. This revelation came to us by way of the chosen and tested Israelite prophets, and also by messengers (the celestial angel kinds or terrestrial human man-kinds). These select individuals were throughout the OT Bible history instructed by the Almighty's inspiration, to guide us toward and through the path of righteousness, and to live in accordance with the Almighty Creators Sovereign design. By believing in this revealed Almighty Sovereign Creator, by repenting for sins committed against Him, and by Keeping and doing His will for us, believers are redeemed through His mercy. After death these will enter into an eternal life as members of his heavenly family, dwelling and serving Him as their Heavenly Father throughout His Created Eternal Universe.
By the gift of free-will and by our free choice we believe in One1 Almighty Creator (aka God) who is revealed throughout the OT Bible. He is defined as the Almighty Sovereign Creator Power and Life-Force Essence2 of the entire Created Universe. He is the Original-Originator without having a beginning, without having an ending. He is the ever-existing, ever-living one who is eternal, Psalm 90:2, Gen. 21:33. He is incorporeal, incomprehensible, invisible, immutable, infinite, perfectly wise, and perfectly just. He is a non-physical Life-Force essence that fills His entire ever-existing and endless created Universe, sustaining and directing all using His created Alueim3 the celestial/terrestrial beings (aka angels, and His appointed human messengers). These maintain and do everything according to the will of the Almighty and His eternal plan. Where homage is given to His appointed celestial/terrestrial messenger beings it is ultimately directed to The One Almighty Sovereign Creator Himself.
We believe that the name of the Almighty Sovereign Creator is YHWH. 4 YHWH is transliterated into English as 'Yahweh'. His name means He-Is, He-exists, or Ever-living. This is Yahweh's name given by His celestial messenger to Moses for Israel and us. Yahweh says AHYH (I-AM) to Moses, but we are told to address Him as Yahweh (He-Is), Exo. 3:15. There are no almighty gods before Him or after Him in all of eternity, Isa. 43:10; 44:6; 44:8. Yahweh has always existed, Psalm 90:2. Yahweh is Set-apart, is Eternal, Isa. 57:15, Omnipotent, Jer. 32:17; 27, Omnipresent, Psalm 139:7, Omniscient; etc. He is Truth, Psalm 117:2; Creator, Isa. 40:12, 22, 26, etc. He is to be worshiped, Gen. 24:26; Exo. 4:31; 2 Chron. 29:28. Yahweh's name is to be taught to our children, Exo. 3:14-15. Yahweh is the Only One Almighty Sovereign, Zechariah 9:14, that is worthy of all worship, praise and prayer, there is no other Almighty besides Him.5
We believe in the New Testament Jesus whose actual Hebrew name is Yahshua. The Hebrew name Yahshua has the meaning of Yahweh-is-Savior. Yahshua is not prophesied in the OT Bible, and he is not the second person of the One Almighty Sovereign Creator revealed in the OT Bible. Yahshua (aka Jesus) became the second person of an invented Constantine-Roman Trinity god in 325 AD, when he was declared to be equal with God by the Roman council of Nicea. By this action, Constantine's Roman Catholic Church destroyed the earlier beliefs of the Christian followers of Christ as a Hebrew Bible teacher. The OT Bible clearly teaches, as does the quoted words of Yahshua in the Synoptic Gospels, that we are to believe in, and to worship the One True Almighty Sovereign Creator. Yahshua is NOT Yahweh the son (God the son).
We believe Yahweh has many sons and daughters. For example, in the OT Bible (Israel the collection of the 12 Tribes) was called my son by Yahweh even His First born, Exo. 4:22-23. David was a son, Psa. 2:7, Solomon was a son, 1 Chro. 17:12-13. In the NT Bible, Adam was a son, Luke 3:38. Angels (celestial messengers) are sons, Luke 20:36. To many others Yahweh is Father, Matt. 5:48, therefore they must be sons. According to Yahshua's recorded statement in the NT Bible, he is quoted to say that all that do the will of his Father (The Almighty Sovereign Creator) are his brothers and sisters, see Matt. 12:50. Since Yahshua was a son of the Almighty, we are Yahshua's brothers and sisters by doing the will of the same Father. However, no children of the heavenly Father are referred to as deity. Because Yahweh has many that are called of sons and daughters dwelling on the earth, and even throughout Yahweh's unlimited everlasting universe in the heaven(s) the number of them must therefore be innumerable.
Jesus (Yahshua) of the Greek NT is not found in any OT Bible prophesy. Connecting such prophesy attempts are want-to-be reworked quotations often taken out of context (since the Hebrew text is often misquoted in English translations made by Christians. There is no prophesy about the coming of a NT Prophet named Yahshua, or even of a coming NT Bible (to be added to the original OT Bible), Duet. 4:2. Yahshua did have a mission on earth to the First Century lost sheep of the house Israel, Matt. 15: 24. His mission was for the Israelite people to repent: for the Kingdom of heaven/of Yahweh was at hand, Matt.4: 17, et al. The name Yahshua (Yahweh is Savior) declares Yahshua's entire mission on earth before his execution for sedition by Rome.
We believe Yahweh has revealed Himself to us by two primary means:
First, is through the physical record found in what is commonly referred to as the Natural Sciences; this is Yahweh's General Revelation.6 This physical/natural scientific record is an example to us; that all of creation, of order, of design, and of planning displays the purpose for the universe, and to praise the Creator for all that exists or will ever exist. It is also undeniable physical evidence of Yahweh's eternal existence and His Sovereignty over all of His creation.
Second, is through the written record as found only in the OT Bible. This record is Yahweh's Special Revelation.7The written record of Yahweh's special revelation is an account preserved and specifically provided for the ancient Hebrew Israelite people and for their progeny. This record is also for all those to whom Yahweh chooses to reveal it and who then will choose to accept it. We must understand that these two records (the General Revelation and the Special Revelation) are both Yahweh designed and created therefore they are always complimentary to each other. When these two do not appear to agree, it is because our comprehension is wrong.
We believe that the OT Bible 8 is the foundation for the Biblical belief called Yahwism 9 (aka Israelism). Only the OT Bible contains all of the principles and precepts necessary for righteous living, to be in harmony with, and in compliance to the instructions given by Yahweh's inspired word to the ancient Biblical Israelite prophets. His word to ancient Biblical Israel and their descendants was revealed by inspiration over the ages as recorded by His anointed prophets10 in the OT Bible, and it applies to us as well. However, not all the events and not everything written in the OT Bible is the inspired or revealed word of Yahweh. Not all accounts are correct historically, or in complete harmony with Yahweh's General Revelation.
The OT Bible contains the inspired word of Yahweh but it also contains the uninspired passed-on stories, primitive exaggerated recollections, conjecture, and folk-tales of ordinary mortal men. We believe that there are some books in the collection of the OT Bible like Ruth, Esther, Jonah, Daniel and Job that are clear examples of these Israelite folk-tales; they are (once-upon-a-time) bedtime stories (or fire-side chats). Some like the Book called Daniel was written 400 years after the Yahudim captivity in 586 BC, which it proposes to be writing a history about. Daniel is actually a novel written as a past historical event, it is NOT a prophecy for future events. The collection and place, of such writings in the OT Bible is to promote moral standards and lessons for living, but they have nothing to do with actual historical events, such books should not be considered factual or used to develop doctrines for belief.
We believe that Salvation/redemption 11 that brings eternal life was Yahweh's promise to the ancient chosen Israelites by Covenant. However, through time, this promise has also become available to the stranger (the non-blood Israelite) and to all who become True Israelites by accepting the same Covenant/Contract12 made with ancient Israel. Yahweh redeems those who sin against Him through sincere repentance.13 The promise of eternal life is given the repentant sinner because of His abundant mercy, for what is good, through the keeping of His Covenant/Contract (the 10 Commandments).14 What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your Almighty. 15 All those who accept Yahweh as their Redeemer16 will, because of gratefulness, worship Him only 17 becoming sons, daughters and eternal members of His heavenly household. We believe that because the Temple and the ancient Yahudi Religious system was destroyed In 70 AD18 the external Covenant/contract was then Renewed19 and that it is now internal, written within the hearts of all true Yahweh believers. There is no longer a requirement for priests to administer it, or the need to have mediators between the Almighty Sovereign Creator and man.
Becoming a True Covenant believer does not mean each is now perfect, but each will continue to mature and seek Yahweh for strength and direction; to seek His counsel toward keeping the covenant and to repent when we stumble. As members of Yahweh's earthly household each will strive for a spiritual relationship with their Heavenly Father Yahweh that will continue to grow. This is the meaning of the Kingdom of Yahweh/of heaven,20 that comes to dwell within each believer, as was taught by the prophet Yahshua. At the end of this life on earth each can then look forward to an eternal life to be with Him, and remain forever faithful members of His heavenly household. We look for a glorious eternal life; for dwelling in a new body throughout the far reaches and endless vastness of Yahweh's immense creation, forever dwelling in His eternal Universe; to partake in His plan for us throughout His Kingdom and to join forever with the existing innumerable heavenly host as new members of His endless Universal household.21
We believe that the Greek Bible known as the Greek New Testament (NT) Bible does not contain the inspired22 word of the Almighty, and it does not claim to be inspired. The Synoptic Gospels and the book called Acts do record some events that may have occurred, but were recorded many years after they had happened, therefore all are hearsay accounts, and none of it is verifiable. Other documents in the NT Bible recount sayings from the recollection of those that may have heard the prophet speak many years ago. A few letters claim to have been written by Apostles. A large portion of the NT Bible (some 7 letters) are letters that are believed to have been written by the Pharisee Paul/Saul to various Churches he founded after 50 AD. These letters contain his personal religious opinions, since he never met Yahshua and was never taught by him. He simply presented his own religious ideology to these Churches who were established by him and willing to believe him. Some letters in the NT Bible make the claim to have been written by Paul/Saul, but were likely written by others using his name. Such letters should be considered deceptive.
The Synoptic Gospels of Mathew, Mark and Luke are all written by unknown authors. They all date over 30 years after Yahshua walked the sands of Palestine. The Gospel called John was written very late, believed by scholars to be early in the Second Century, also by an unknown author. The Gospel of John stands apart from the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, by developing Yahshua (Jesus) into a preexisting god-man. Such a concept is foreign to the One Almighty Sovereign belief defined and taught to us in the OT Bible (the only Bible used by Yahshua). The Gospel called John often counters the words of Yahshua recorded in the Synoptic Gospels, while the Synoptic Gospels all present their information by using the (recalled) words of the prophet Yahshua and others some 30 years after the fact. Like the OT Bible, the Synoptic Gospels all teach that Yahweh the Almighty Sovereign Creator Father revealed in the OT Bible is the only One Almighty Sovereign. In the Greek NT writings, we are taught by Yahshua to worship Yahweh only, and for anyone to have eternal life one must hold the 10 commandments in high esteem. Matt. 7: 21; Matt. 19: 16-17. The Gospel called John however spiritualizes Yahshua into a preexisting sacrificial god-man. Such a belief is pagan and condemned by Yahweh in the OT Bible, Isa. 1:11-13, Jer. 7:21-23.
There are many conflicts and theology errors in the book called John; therefore it was most likely a second century writing (along with John 1, 2, and 3). The gospel appears to be designed to separate the early Christian religious movement from the OT Biblical Yahwism (Israelism) truth that was taught throughout the OT Bible and by Yahshua. The preexisting Yahshua (aka Jesus), god the son concept found in the Gospel called John does not mesh with the son of man concept Yahshua himself claimed to be throughout the earlier written Synoptic Gospels. We feel that the evidence is very clear, that the Gospel called John as well as John 1, 2, and 3, are second century documents that promote unreliable theology. The Gospel called John has unfortunately been the root cause for the many false doctrines that have been adopted into fundamental Christianity by gentiles. Many of these false doctrines are now found as basic Christian beliefs, but they ignore the teachings of the prophet Yahshua himself who only used the Hebrew OT Bible as his religious source.
History records that early NT Christianity was also known as Marcionism. Marcionism began about 140 AD, in an attempt by a wealthy Greek named Marcion to develop a gentile-theology to replace Israelism/Yahwism as found in the OT Bible which he hated. The Spiritualistic-Jesus-god ideology found in the Gospel called John likely contributed toward the making of much of Marcion's early Christianity. Marcion's notion was of two gods; that the god of the OT Bible was not the true god, but that the true god was being revealed through a spiritualized Jesus. He believed that Jesus was the creator-god of the earth. Marcion attempted to reconcile his perceived contradictions between his hatred for the Israelites, their Yahudi religious leaders, their One Almighty Sovereign named Yahweh, and the entire OT Bible. He therefore developed a new all inclusive replacement god that he believed was revealed by Jesus. In Marcion theology, the God of the OT Bible is not the same as the God of the NT Bible. The original first NT Bible was actually compiled by Marcion in the Second Century A.D. If it wasn't for Marcion and his collection of early religious writings and Gospels, there may never have been a Christian NT Bible. Marcion's early Christianity however, was eventually rejected when he proposed it to be adopted by the Roman Catholic Church. In time, Marcion's Christianity was revised and replaced by a reworked Roman Catholic Christianity that was developed by the appointed Roman Catholic priests, who were directed and controlled by the Roman Emperor Constantine in about 325 AD (early in the fourth Century AD).
The NT Bible we have today and beliefs are based upon Constantine Romanism. Christianity was sifted and developed from thousands of available documents collected during the first four centuries AD, mostly by the Constantine Roman Catholic Church. These documents have been manipulated, changed, revised, added to, and recompiled before the collection became the current 27 books of the NT Bible. The Roman Catholic Church formally adopted their compiled 27 books of their NT Bible by their Catholic Synod of Carthage in 397 AD. It subsequently became the acceptable Christian NT Bible we have today. Changes to the Catholic NT Bible are no longer permitted since the Roman Catholic Church has solidified it as the final acceptable NT Bible composition.
Many of the ancient documents (books) that did not meet the theology or god type requirements established by Constantine's Rome Catholic Church were destroyed or stored in the Vatican to eliminate any future contest. Much of what is remaining in the current NT Bible cannot be considered historically reliable, factual or dependable. History indicates fraudulent activity started very soon in the beginning development of the NT Bible by Constantine's Roman Catholic Priests; this also makes the NT Bible unreliable for developing a solid foundation for any religious belief. Many doctrines that have been developed add to Yahweh's word (that we believe can only found in the OT Bible) thereby becoming a man-made NT Bible but not a Yahweh inspired Bible. Mormonism, Talmudic Judaism, Christianity, and other religions often loosely use the OT Bible but do not follow the word of Yahweh as revealed in it by the prophets. These religions are not reliable and often tend to develop false doctrines. Yahshua throughout his ministry taught freedom from what had become the authoritative religious slavery of the governmental religious rulers of his day (the Yahudi priests and the Pharisees with their oral Torah). Some 350 years later Constantine Romanism would re-establish similar religious control by elevating Roman priests and their Christianity on the people in a similar manner.
Although the NT Bible was solidified by the Roman Catholic Church, there have been many subsequent English translations made. Over time, almost anyone can tell where the many deceptive words have been added, deleted or passages modified to change the meaning of the older more original Greek and the Hebrew. These changes are often done to support various preconceived Christian doctrines. However, the Catholic-developed NT Bible still remains the basic NT Bible used today, including their basic Roman Catholic doctrines, and Trinity Creeds, even when retranslated by other Christian Church denominations. The Roman Catholic Church remains the Mother Church of Christianity for all Christian Churches today. Unfortunately it has also developed into a very false belief system that has strayed far from being Biblical.
Bible Beliefs vs. Errors of Belief in Modern Christianity
We believe circumcision 23 is an original requirement for all new born males that are of the descendants of Abraham through Jacob/Israel; it is a sign of the covenant for male Israelites, and symbolizes a separation for Yahweh. We do not condemn the uncircumcised as adults, nor require their circumcision after the fact, omitted in ignorance by the parents, but we do support it for believing parents of new born sons.
We believe in keeping Yahweh's food law - some animals are created to be used for food and some are not. We do not condemn those who do not adhere to Yahweh's food laws, but believe that these laws have been provided for our health and benefit. Yahweh as the Creator of these foods would know the good food from the bad.
Statement on abortion: We believe that a conception resulting from a documented rape, incest, or that would present a medical risk to the life of the woman falls into the category of self-defense. We believe that personal self-defense is Biblically permitted and legitimatized by the principles outlined within the OT Bible. When Conception is a result of violence, it becomes a matter of self-defense and preservation. The victims life should always hold in our mind as would any other legitimate matter or situation requiring a personal action, or a choice. An evil act such as a conception from rape could last 9 months and stresses the body and health of the victim from an evil act. This we believe permits the victim to Biblically and righteously choose to abort. However, the act of abortion for any other reason(s) like convenience, would (in our opinion) be Biblically considered a violation of the Covenant.
Sexual Deviation: Yahweh gave specific admonitions against specific sexual perversions in detail.24 We believe that the OT Bible sets the standards for sexual relationships - All homosexual activity, promiscuous behavior, promotion of sex deviation, reconditioning, unnatural gender modification, permitting gender choice, imitating the opposite sex, cross dressing and the like and sexual activity outside the marriage union of one woman and one man are all perversions of Biblical principles. We are not talking here of birth defects affecting gender that may require surgical correction. We recognize that such defects, although rare, could exist at birth.
Statement on the Assembly (Church): We believe in assembling together for worship, for fellowship, for instruction on the weekly Sabbath, and in a future coming of a global assembly of all True Israelite Believer.
Replacement theology has several definitions, but we define it as: The belief that the Greek New Testament Bible (NT) and the doctrines or beliefs developed from it replaces those taught in the Hebrew Old Testament Bible (OT Bible). Since it is named the NEW Testament does it really usurp the Old Testament? Answer - absolutely NOT.
The false concept of NT Bible replacement Theology began with the Pharisee Paul/Saul's vision in the First Century 50 AD and it continues today. Completely missing is the fact, that Jesus never used the NT Bible because it did not exist and was not compiled until 325 AD, which was many years after Yahshua walked the sands of Palestine. Significant errors have developed by using the NT Bible and Replacement Theology because many of the doctrines that have developed from it are a continuance of ancient pagan beliefs, mixed-in with other man-made additions.
The New Testament teaches that Jesus was a prophet 25 with the Hebrew name Yahshua26 Yahshua in Hebrew means Yahweh-saves. According to the synoptic gospels27 Yahshua was sent to the Lost Tribes of the house of Israel.28 Yahshua was called the son of Yahweh by some followers, but he called himself, the son of man.29 Yahshua was a natural born Israelite man; a prophet sent to Israel30 to preach repentance and to announce that the Kingdom of Yahweh/of heaven was at hand.31 Yahshua's mission was to teach32 First Century Israel, and to save them from the oral traditions and man-made laws that had enslaved them.33 His mission included a prophecy of judgment that was coming in their generation 34 through Rome. This judgment destroyed the corrupted Temple worship system and Jerusalem. Because Yahshua was faithful to his mission it resulted in his execution for sedition against the local authorities.35
The error of the Trinity - The trinity concept is pagan, and it is foreign to the teachings of both the OT Bible and the Greek NT Bible. The English word spirit in the OT Bible and in the NT Bible means wind, or air.37 Air is not a person, but it is a simple presence of motivation. Yahweh is the only non-physical Life-Force that fills His entire ever-existing endless created Universe, sustaining and directing all. Yahweh is the Holy Spirit since it would be absurd to believe there are two Holy Spirits in the heavens. Yahweh is incorporeal (not physical), but Yahshua was physical (a created human being).38
The error of Human Sacrifice - Human or animal sacrifices to receive forgiveness for sin is pagan. Yahweh does not need a human or animal to die, or a food payment in order for Him to forgive sin. He receives no benefit from such pagan activity. Human sacrifice is forbidden by Him and is condemned. Yahweh tells Israel that Human sacrifice is such a horrible concept to Him, that it did not even come into His mind or to demand it from His people.39 This means that Yahweh would never accept the death of an appointed and anointed prophet like Yahshua on a pagan stake as a sacrifice (blood payment) for the forgiveness of another person's sin.40 The very idea that Yahweh requires human or animal sacrifice to forgive sins is not found in the OT Bible.41
The error of a Satan, devils and demons - The OT Bible does not teach the concept of free roaming spirit beings with powers to compete with their own Creator. The word satan used in the OT Bible means an adversary or opponent. The word satan42 in Hebrew is not a name but refers to a position someone has taken by becoming an adversary or opponent to someone else. Even Yahweh can at times become an adversary or an opponent. Prior to Moses many Israelites had become influenced by the pagan nations around them and were worshiping false god(s) and devils; all were idols or objects made or carved of stone or wood. Polytheism and idol (or devil) worship is of a pure pagan origin. Furthermore, it would be a complete oxymoron and a really absurd idea for Yahweh, who is the Almighty Sovereign Eternal Creator Power of all things, to even be remotely challenged by one of His own created celestial beings (angels).
The error of a physical Hell - The belief that there is place of endless torment for the wicked. The belief of a hell is promoted by Roman Catholic paintings and drawings of purgatory 44 but it is false. The OT Bible does not teach the concept of an eternal hell. The Hebrew word Sheol 43 is the word that is sometimes translated as Hell in English translations, but the word by Hebrew definition means grave or the place of the dead. It is the place where the body goes after someone dies. It is the same place for the bodies of both the good and bad. The plain fact is, that everyone's body goes to the grave after death. If there was a place of eternal torture like a hell wouldn't even the wicked have eternal life? The fact is the body of the wicked returns to dust, the soul dies, they exist no more, but we believe that the soul, (essence of the righteous) redeemed by the mercy of Yahweh become His children and continue on to be with the Almighty Creator Father forever.
Note: Because we believe that all true doctrines of belief must come from the Almighty Himself as He has revealed them through the anointed appointed Prophets of the OT Bible, we believe that all subsequent doctrines that have their origin in a source other then the OT Bible are all man-made attempt to develop their own thoughts of god. These man-made doctrines are developed often for control, manipulation, for advantage, or for power, to capture wealth for religious institutions, and thereby capture the minds of the ignorant through 30,000 + 45 (last count) Christian denominations, all with a mix of different Christian Beliefs.
Since this is a dependable fact, it is likely developed from the obvious confusion and tangled thought and opinions expressed in the uninspired NT Bible. We believe all the following Christian doctrinal devises to be false, and far outside of Yahweh's inspired instructions provided through the writings of the anointed Prophets and precepts found in Torah.46
The error of Baptismal regeneration - Baptism (adults only) is simply an external public act for expressing internal repentance, i.e. the repentance for a life of wickedness and intent toward a new life of righteousness. Baptism is not a requirement for salvation or for obtaining eternal life that first requires a confession before Yahweh. The baptism of John the Baptist for example was to demonstrate immersion (a cleansing) into water as a public repentance. This was not as much an immersion in the name of a person but a public declaration of sorrow for sin and the change of thinking and doing right vs. wrong. Baptism is therefore associated with repentance before Yahweh. Baptism as immersion is an old Biblical practice, representing newness and cleansing, as well as repentance. It was not done in anyone's name. Both John the Baptist and Yahshua (Jesus) and his disciples baptized people in bodies of water, John 3:22-23.
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. Mark 1:4-5.
And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Luke 3:3:3.
The error of Justification by faith - In the Biblical, justification is never by faith. It is through faithfulness.47 The word faith in English translations of the NT Bible comes from the Greek word Pistis and has the Greek meaning of persuasion. The English word faith has the meaning of trust or confidence in the statement or action of another, which without evidence can be true or false, good or bad. That is why Biblical justification is only achieved through faithfulness (the expressed deliberate action by the individual).
The error of original sin - Calling everyone a sinner at birth because of the sin of Adam and Eve's disobedience, is false. Biblically, sin occurs by individual choice. Sins or offenses coming from the one are not passed on to another. Each person is responsible for his own actions, whether they are good, or bad.48
The error of Holy Communion - The sacrament of the Lord's Supper developed by Romanism has become analogous to pagan cannibalism. Such act even if imaginary is repulsive and not found in the OT Bible.
The error of a Second Coming - A cover-up belief that comes from the misinterpretation of events in the NT Bible due to the fact that the expected rule of Jesus did not come to pass during the First Century. However, it did come to pass according to the NT Bible, since. Judgment was to come and did come upon Israel in 70 AD by way of Rome, Matt. 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 when the Temple was destroyed. Because this prophesy was not understood, the doctrine of a future coming was developed, to correct the earlier belief of an earthly kingdom. The Second Coming doctrine is false, but it is still unfortunately being promoted.
The error of a Future Earthly Kingdom - Both Christianity and Judaism believes in a coming Messiah that will correct all the problems they see happening in the world. Christians believe this has to be by the second coming of Jesus. Jews do not believe that Jesus met their qualifications for their Messiah, so they are waiting for their own coming Messiah to correct the world problems (and put Jews in control). Christians have waited 2,000+ years and Jews about 2,600+ years. Well, if both are wrong, what happened to Yahweh's control over His Creation? The answer is - The Kingdom of Yahweh/ of heaven49 is within you! All will remain in complete control by Yahweh since He is the Original originator of all that exists, of all that is, and of all that will ever be.
The errors of progressive revelations - Nothing is more dangerous to Biblical truth than the concept of progressive revelations. This concept permits any new unverifiable revelation to develop into a new Religious Organization with their new beliefs and doctrines. Many have developed from the NT Bible, by the imaginations of men simply because of the many inconsistencies in the NT Bible. What this does is to develop power to those holding the new revelation since they are their own authorities. Complicated and illogical beliefs always seem to require church leaders. Such beliefs however, often tend to direct vulnerable persons away from the simple principles in the OT Bible, as was inspired by Yahweh to the anointed prophets, and as was taught by Yahshua (Jesus) using the Torah.
Social Issues - Homosexuality, Adultery (miscegenation, racial mixing in marriages), Fornication, Abortion, Pedophilia, Sodomy, homosexual marriages, that from the so-called LGTBQ+ community etc., all these types are abominations to Yahweh and forbidden for Bible believers. We do not accept these behaviors as acceptable or moral. These perverted actions are also violations of Yahweh's General Laws and any such violations by man will always result in punishment or eventually, lead to undesirable consequences. There are no free rides when the laws of Yahweh are broken. Furthermore, all religious organizations whose leaders and congregations willfully accept such behaviors are pseudo-believers. Attendance to their services should be avoided by those who walk in or are seeking to obey the Scriptural 10 Commandments, the same Covenant/Contract of Yahweh as true Israelites.
Government and civil order - We believe that Yahweh's Torah is perfect; therefore, a government in the form of a theocracy based upon Yahweh's Torah (Law) is a far superior system to govern a nation than man-made laws, rules, and regulations. Man-made laws, rules, and ordinances will ultimately result in enslaving the people through greed and self-serving leadership. We are not to add to or diminish from the commandments that Yahweh has given to us by man-made ordinances, Deut. 4:1-2, therefore only the laws Yahweh as has been given us in His Torah are sufficient.
We believe that all present world problems are a result of disobedience to the principles of Torahs (Special Revelation) to the Israelites, Deut. 28. For non-Israelite nations, it is because of disobedience to the Natural Laws (General Revelation) that they have been given. Both laws are provided by Yahweh for maintaining order and civility in societies and when kept will bring blessings to the upholder, but when violated will bring curses.
All praise to Yahweh, the Almighty Sovereign Creator Life-Force Essence of all that exists. Awmane
1 Deut. 6:4 Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our Mighty One is One Yahweh.
2 Essence - the quality or nature of something that identifies it or makes it what it is.
3 Alueim, Hebrew - A-LWHM) - Powers: The power or might of those who rule or teach; those who yoke with others; often applied to rulers or gods.
4 YHWH - https://AOYcascade.com/Documents/Yahweh-yhwh.html
5 Deut. 5:7 You shall have no other mighty ones before me. See also: Psalm 96: 4.
7 Psalms 19: 7-11.
8 Deut. 4:2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you.
9 Yahwism – Israelism belief - https://AOYcascade.com/Documents/Yahwism-Yahwist.html
10 Deut. 13:1 If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, Deut. 13:2, and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, Lets go after other gods (which you have not known) and lets serve them; Deut 13:3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams; for Yahweh your Mighty One is proving you, to know whether you love Yahweh your Mighty One with all your heart and with all your soul. See Deut 18:18-22.
12 Isaiah 56:4 For Yahweh says, To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and hold fast to my covenant: Isa. 56:5 I will give them in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name better than of sons and of daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off. Isa. 56:6 Also the foreigners who join themselves to Yahweh, to serve him, and to love Yahweh's name, to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and holds fast my covenant;
14 Deut. 5:2-22; See also Exodus 20: 1-17.
15 Micah 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.
16 Isaiah 44: 6 This is what Yahweh, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, Yahweh of Armies, says: I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there is no Mighty One.
17 Deut. 11: 13 It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments which I command you today, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
18 In 70 AD, the Roman army led by Titus conquered the city of Jerusalem. The siege ended with the burning and destruction of the Second Temple. The conquest of the city was complete on September 8, 70 AD. We believe this historical event ushered in Yahweh's Renewed Covenant. This was timed by the complete destruction of what became the corrupted cultic Temple worship system. For the Yahudi, this was seen as the end of their physical world (the Temple), and their spiritual world (the priesthood).
19 Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the Â Â Â Â house of Judah. . . But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yahweh: I will put my Â Â law in their inward parts, and I will write it in their heart. I will be their Mighty One, and they shall be my people.
21 Nehemiah 9:6 you are Yahweh, even you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their army, the earth and all things that are on it, the seas and all that is in them, and you preserve them all. The army of heaven worships you.
23 Gen. 17:10 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you. Every male among you shall be circumcised.
24 Leviticus 18:23; 20:12-13; Deut. 27: 20.
25 Matthew 13:57 and they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.
26 Yahshua is the proper Hebrew name of the Greek NT Jesus, and has the meaning of Yahweh-Saves.
27 Synoptic Gospels - are those gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke that tell the story of Yahshua's life and mission from a similar point of view and are similar in structure, likely because all three built their gospel using a common source. Matthew and Luke however, may have had material not available to early Mark.
28 Matthew 10:5 Jesus sent these twelve out, and commanded them, saying, don't go among the Gentiles, and don't enter into any city of the Samaritans. Mat 10:6 rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
29 Matthew 8:20 Jesus said to him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.
30 Matthew 15:24 But he answered, I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
31 Kingdom of YHWH (or of heaven) is used interchangeably, Matt. 4:17 from that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent! For the Kingdom of YHWH/of Heaven is at hand.
33 Mark 7:9 He said to them, Full well do you reject the commandment of Mighty One that you may keep your traditions.
34 Matthew 24:34 Most certainly I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.
35 Mark 3:6 The Pharisees went out, and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
36 Not used
37 Hebrew (RWHh) - Wind: Also the wind of man or god, the breath. [Hebrew and Aramaic]; Greek pneuma; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze.
38 Matthew 8:20 Jesus said to him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head. Note: the phrase Son of man is repeated at least 90 times in the NT Bible.
39 Jeremiah 19:5 . . . and have built the high places of Baal, to burn their sons in the fire for burnt offerings to Baal; which I didn't command, nor speak, which didn't even enter into my mind: Jeremiah 19:6 therefore, behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that this place will no more be called Topheth, nor The Valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of Slaughter.
40 Ecclesiastes 12:14 For Mighty One will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is bad.
42 Satan - Hebrew (S-ThN) -Opponent, adversary.
43 Hell- Hebrew (Sh-AWL) -Means grave: The place of the dead as an unknown place.
44 In Roman Catholic doctrine, a hell like place where souls stay until they have expiated their sins and can go to heaven
45 The world Christian database says there are some 9,000 + Christian Denominations worldwide. https://worldchristiandatabase.org/wcd/about/denominations.asp
46 Torah Hebrew (TW-RH) -Means teaching: The direction one is to take in life. Torah is not Law.
47 Faith or Faithfulness - https://AOYcascade.com/Documents/Faith-or-faithfulness.html
48 Ecclesiastes 12:14 For Mighty One will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.
50 See Deut. 24:16; 2Kings 14:6; Ezekiel 18:20; Ezekiel 33:20; Jer. 31:29-30.
Our Statement of Belief Addendum A (Redemption, deliverance, Eternal Life)
Our Statement of Belief Addendum B (The Human sacrifice of Yahshua (Jesus) is Forbidden).
Our Statement of Belief Addendum C (Satan, Devils, and Demons explained).
All rights reserved, Assembly of Yahweh, Cascade