Statement of Belief
Assembly of Yahweh, Cascade, Mar. 21, 2020
We believe in One1 Almighty who is the Sovereign Creator Power and Life-Force Essence2 of the entire created Universe. He is the Original-Originator, without beginning, without ending, who ever will be. He is eternal, incorporeal, incomprehensible, invisible, immutable, infinite, perfectly wise, and perfectly just, the non-physical Life-Force that fills His entire ever-existing endless created Universe, sustaining and directing all using His created Alueim,3 the celestial/terrestrial beings (aka angels) maintaining everything according to His eternal plan. Homage given to His celestial/terrestrial messengers is ultimately directed to Almighty Himself.
We believe the Almighty’s name in Hebrew is YHWH,4 (transliterated “Yahweh” in English), given to Moses for us. Yahweh says “I-AM that I-AM,” we say “He-Is.” Yahweh in English means: He-Is, He-Exists, or the Ever- Living. Yahweh is the only Almighty One worthy of all worship, praise and prayer, none other.5
We believe Yahweh revealed Himself by two 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 all of creation, of order, design, planning, and displays the purpose for the Universe and all that exists or will 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 Hebrew Bible; this record is Yahweh’s Special Revelation.7 The written record of Yahweh’s special revelation is an account preserved and specifically provided for the ancient Hebrew people called Israelites and for their progeny. This record is also for all those to whom Yahweh chooses to reveal it and who then choose to accept it. We must understand that these two records are both Yahweh designed and are always complimentary to each other. When these two do not appear to agree, our comprehension is wrong.
We believe that the Hebrew Bible8 is the only foundation for the belief of Yahwism9 (Israelism). Only the Hebrew Bible (OT) contains all of the principles necessary for eternal life, for righteous living, to be in complete harmony with, and in full compliance to, the instructions given by Yahweh’s inspired word to Israel (us). His word to ancient Biblical Israel and their descendants was revealed by inspiration over the ages, and then recorded by the prophets10 of the Hebrew Bible. However, not all the events and not everything written in the Hebrew Bible is the inspired or revealed word of Yahweh. Not all accounts are correct historically, or in full harmony with Yahweh’s General Revelation. The Hebrew Bible “contains” the inspired word of Yahweh but it also contains the uninspired words and primitive exaggerated recollections and conjectures of mortal men. We believe from the history record that the books of Ruth, Esther, and Job are Israelite folk-tales.
We believe that Salvation/redemption11 that brings eternal life was Yahweh’s promise to the ancient chosen Israelites by Covenant. However, through time, this promise also became available to the stranger (the non- blood Israelite) and to all who become True Israelites by accepting the same Covenant/Contract12 made with 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, by the keeping of His Covenant/Contract (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 CE18 the external Covenant/contract was Renewed19 and now is written deep within the hearts of all true Yahweh believers.
Becoming a True Covenant Israelite does not mean each has now become perfect, but all will continue to mature and seek Yahweh for strength and direction, to seek His counsel to keep the covenant and to repent when they stumble. As members of Yahweh’s earthly household each will strive for a relationship with their Heavenly Father Yahweh that continues to grow. This is the meaning of the “Kingdom of Yahweh/of heaven”20 that comes to dwell within each believer. 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 in His Kingdom and to join forever with the existing innumerable heavenly hosts as new members of His endless Universal household.21
We believe that the Greek Bible known as the Greek New Testament (NT) does not contain the inspired22 word of the Almighty. The synoptic gospels and the book called Acts record events assumed to have occurred well after 50 CE Other documents in the NT recount sayings from the recollection of those that may have heard the prophet speak years ago. A few letters claim to be written by Apostles. About 1/3 of the NT consists of letters written by the Pharisee Paul to various Churches he founded after 50 CE. The letters contain his personal opinions and present his religious ideology to these Churches. History records that the NT actually began as a replacement for the OT known as Marcionism CE 140 – Marcion’s notion was of two gods; that the god of the Hebrew Bible was not the true god, but that the true god was being revealed through Jesus; that Jesus was the creator-god of the earth. Marcion attempted to reconcile his perceived contradictions between his hatred for the Yahudi and their Almighty Sovereign named Yahweh, and of the OT, and developed a new all inclusive replacement god that he believed was revealed by “Jesus.”
The NT Bible we have today was sifted from thousands of available documents collected during the first four centuries CE. The NT has been manipulated, changed, revised, added to, and compiled before the collection became the current 27 book NT. The Roman Catholic Canon forming their NT was formally adopted by the Catholic Synod of Carthage in 397 CE, becoming their acceptable Christian NT Bible. Changes to their Catholic NT Bible are no longer permitted since they have now solidified it as their final NT Bible composition.
Many of the ancient documents (books) that did not meet the theology or “god type” required by Constantine Rome was destroyed to eliminate any future contest. Much of what is remaining in the current NT cannot be considered historically reliable, factual or dependable. History indicates fraudulent activity started very soon in the beginning development of the NT by Constantine’s Roman Catholic Priests; this also makes the NT unreliable for developing a solid foundation for any religious belief. Many doctrines that have developed, add to Yahweh’s word (that can only found in the Hebrew Bible) thereby becoming “man-made” but not Yahweh inspired. Mormonism, Talmudic Judaism, Christianity, and other religions often loosely use the Hebrew Bible but do not follow the word of Yahweh in it. These religions are not reliable and often tend to develop false doctrine. Yahshua through his three year ministry taught freedom from what had become the authoritative religious/governmental rulers of his day, the priests with their oral Torah. 300 years later Constantine Romanism would establish religious control by elevating Roman Christian priests in the very same manner.
Bible Beliefs vs. Errors of Modern Christianity:
We believe circumcision23 is a 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 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 them 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 Hebrew Bible, and that the matter of self-defense and preservation of a victim’s life should always hold in our mind as would any other legitimate but transitory matter or situation requiring an action. 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.
Sexual Deviation: Yahweh gave admonitions against specific sexual perversions in detail.24 We believe that the Hebrew 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 Believers.
Replacement theology has several definitions, but we define it as: The belief that the Greek New Testament (NT) and the doctrines or beliefs developed from it replaces those taught in the Hebrew Old Testament (OT). Since it is named the “NEW” Testament does it really usurp the “Old” Testament? Answer - absolutely NOT.
The New Testament teaches that Jesus was a prophet25 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 called himself, the son of man.29 Yahshua was a natural born Israelite man; a descendant of King David; 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 generation34 through Rome. This judgment would destroy the corrupt Temple worship system and Jerusalem. Because Yahshua was faithful to his mission it resulted in his execution,35 but he was resurrected from the dead by Yahweh and subsequently ascended into heaven. Yahweh gave to Yahshua power “to have life in him.”36
The false concept of NT replacement Theology began with the Pharisee Paul/Saul, in the First Century 50 CE, on through the destruction of the Temple 70 CE, and it continues today. Completely missing is the fact, that Jesus never used the NT because it did not exist, and was not compiled until over 325 years after Jesus (Yahshua) walked the sands of Palestine. Since the NT did not exist at the time of Jesus, he used the Tan’akh.
Significant errors have developed by using the NT and Replacement Theology because many of the doctrines that have developed from it are a continuance of ancient pagan beliefs, mixed-in with man-made additions.
The error of the Trinity - The trinity concept is pagan, and it is foreign to the teachings of both the Hebrew Bible and the Greek NT. The English word “spirit” in the Hebrew Bible and in the NT means wind, or air.37 Air is not a person, but motivation. Yahweh is incorporate (not physical), but Yahshua was physical (a human).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 as payment in order for Him to forgive sin. He receives no benefit from such pagan activity. Human sacrifice is forbidden 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 Hebrew Bible.41
The error of a Satan, devils and demons - The Hebrew 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 Hebrew Bible means an “adversary or opponent” The word “satan”42 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 G-d(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 – a place of endless torment for the wicked. The Hebrew Bible does not teach the concept of a Christian 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 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 everyone’s body goes to the grave (to hell) after death. If there was a place of “eternal torture” a hell even the wicked would have eternal life. The fact is the body of the wicked becomes dust, the soul dies. The false belief of a hell is promoted by Roman Catholic paintings and drawings of purgatory.44 It is all false.
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 Hebrew Bible, all subsequent doctrines that have their origin in a source other then the Hebrew Bible must all be man’s attempt to develop the “thoughts” of G-d. These doctrines are developed for control, manipulation, advantage, or for power to capture wealth for religious institutions, and capture the human mass through 30,000 +45 (last count) Christian denominations.
Since this is a dependable fact, it is likely developed from the obvious confusion and tangled thought and opinions expressed in the uninspired NT. We believe all the following Christian doctrinal devises to be false, and far outside of Yahweh’s inspired instructions through the anointed Prophets and precepts in the 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.
The error of “Justification” by faith”- In the Biblical, justification is never by “faith.” It is through faithfulness.47
The error of “original sin”– 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 Hebrew Bible.
The error of a “Second Coming” - A cover-up belief that comes from the misinterpretation of events in the NT due to the fact that the expected rule of Jesus did not come to pass during the First Century. According to the NT, judgment was to come and did come upon Israel in 70 CE, under Rome. Matt. 24, Mark 13, Luke 21. For that reason, the doctrine of a future coming was developed, to correct the earlier belief of an early kingdom. The doctrine is false.
The errors of “progressive revelation”- Nothing is more dangerous to Biblical truth than the concept of “progressive revelation.” This concept permits any new unverifiable revelation to develop into a new Christian Denomination with their new doctrines. Many have developed from the Greek NT, by the imaginations of men because of the many inconsistencies in the NT. What this does, is develop power to those holding the new revelation since they are the authorities. Complicated and illogical beliefs seem to require “church” leaders. Such beliefs however, tend to direct Israel away from the simple principles in the Hebrew Bible as was inspired by Yahweh to the anointed prophets and as was taught by Yahshua (Jesus) using the Torah.
The error of “a Future Earthly Kingdom” – Both Christianity and Judaism believe 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 2000 years and Jews about 2600 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 of Yahweh since He is the Original –originator of that exists, of all that is, and of all that will ever be.
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 Covenant/Contract of Yahweh for True Israel.
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 manmade 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 Torah’s (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.
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.
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 belief - http://AOYcascade.com/Documents/Yahwism-Yahwist.pdf
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, “Let’s go after other gods (which you have not known) and let’s 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 CE, 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 CE. 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 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 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, Mat 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
35 Mark 3:6 The Pharisees went out, and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how they
might destroy him.
36 John 5:26 “For as the Father has life in himself, even so he gave to the Son also to have life in himself.”
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.
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, whetherit 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. http://worldchristiandatabase.org/wcd/about/denominations.asp
46 Torah –Hebrew (TW-RH) – Means teaching: The direction one is to take in life.
47 Faith or Faithfulness - http://AOYcascade.com/Documents/Faithorfaithfulness.pdf
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.
49 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).
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