The Bible that Yahshua (aka Jesus) Used
You probably think that the title for this article is silly because you may already believe you have Yahshua's (Jesus') Bible already. Well, the fact is you don’t! You are not reading the same Bible in your church that was read in the Hebrew Synagogues of the First Century CE. Here are some important questions for you to think about:
Question: Who has had the greatest influence in pointing you in the direction of your current religious belief and why?
Question: What is the name of your current religious belief and why is it called that?
Question: If you call yourself a “Christian” what is it that specifically led you to choose Christianity over all the other available religions around?
Question: Which Bible should be used by you as the ultimate authority for your belief and why?
Question: Do you believe that the Religious Belief of every Christian should be as close as possible to the Religious Belief that Yahshua the Messiah (commonly known as Jesus the Christ) held?
Question: Wouldn't it be absolutely insane for a Christian to have a Religious Belief that was not only in opposition to, but also an insult to that Bible Yahshua (Jesus) believed in and that he taught from?
I ask you, if you are a Christian, to face reality as it is presented here to you. After reading this document I will ask you to consider making whatever changes are necessary for you to be in harmony with the Bible that Yahshua also used. First let’s examine some important points you first need to know.
Yahshua’s Only Bible
The first step in assuring ourselves that we have the same Religious Belief Yahshua used is to determine what Bible Yahshua used as the authority for his beliefs. The Bible of the Israelite descendants living in Palestine during the first century CE consisted of 12-20 ancient scrolls of varying lengths. None of these scrolls however, contained the writings that are now considered the Roman-Catholic-Constantine-Pauline "Greek New Testament." More Questions to think about:
Question: Why did the unknown writers of the Gospels (yes, all the authors of the Gospels are unknown) decide to wait so many years to even record the words of Yahshua if they were so important?
Question: Even more important, why were Yahshua's words not considered on the same level as the Hebrew Bible at that time? Why are there no writings from the Prophet Yahshua known to be in existence at all? Many of the prophets in the Hebrew Bible wrote the inspired words the Almighty gave them.
Question: If the words of the Prophet Yahshua were so important why were they not recorded by him or immediately by his followers? Why did they wait so many years after his execution to write them? The only accounts we do have were mostly written by people that only knew “about Yahshua” but most were not a direct witnesses to hear him speak, they were not taught by him and most never even saw him.
It might be a surprise you, but it would be more than twenty years or so after Yahshua’s execution on the Roman Stake, before even Paul/Saul the Pharisee would write an epistle to one of his Churches. That means Paul/Saul began to write his epistles about 55-60 CE, well after the execution of Yahshua.
Question: What then did the new fledgling Messianic Communities use as their Bible during this time period, a period when there was no Greek New Testament Bible at all in existence, and could not be?
Question: What Bible did the Apostles carry with them as they went into "the world" to teach all “the” Nations (of Israel), to observe all things that Yahshua commanded them, Matt. 28: 19-20? And wasn’t this completed and preached to “every Creature which is under heaven” according to Paul/Saul’s own epistle to the Colossians, Col. 1: 23? Was this not done way before the New Testament even existed?
The truth is, the early followers of Yahshua did not have a New Testament. Many scholars believe that it was almost 50-60 years after Paul/Saul's writings were in circulation that the unknown author of the book we call Mark decided to write his Gospel. This would be after 70 CE, well after the Romans destroyed the Second Temple. The Gospels called Matthew, Luke, and John would follow after the Gospel of Mark was written making many corrections to the Gospel called Mark. Again, this might surprise you, but it would be another 70 years after that before anyone would decide that a collection of writings from the Messianic Community should even be gathered together as a rival authority for Israel's Tan’akh (the Hebrew Bible).
The “New” Testament actually began by a fellow named Marcion a wealthy Greek heretic who would in about 140 CE, combine (most probably) the Gospel called Luke with some of Paul/Saul's writing. This would eventually lead into becoming the replacement Bible for Yahshua's Hebrew Bible. Presto, we now have a new Canon (a standard) and a new authority (Paul) that would replace the authority of Yahshua's Hebrew Bible for a young and new developing gentile Messianic Community of the First Century CE.
So, what is the purpose of a new Canon (a new Standard)?
It is a well known fact that any religion has a difficult time to exist without a new revelation. The Bible is a book that contains many "revelations" which are assumed to be authoritative and adopted by religious theocratic communities. Today, there are many such religious communities, so there must be many “Bibles.” It is through some ones new revelation that a religious community develops its understanding of a particular god and his requirements for them. The one having received the revelation then becomes the authority for that new religion.
But man is still limited in his knowledge of the Almighty Sovereign Creator Power Yahweh (God of the Hebrew Bible, and is it not by revelations that man receives knowledge of Yahweh that is outside of mans natural ability to know or discern. The major obstacle confronting man in his search for Yahweh (Israel’s Mighty One), is the reality that Yahweh is way beyond the discernment of man's simple senses. Man's knowledge is limited to the information that he receives from his sensory organs: hear, taste, touch, feel, and see. But when we begin talking about the “super-natural” realm and not the natural realm everything changes. Man does not have the capability to penetrate into Yahweh's dimension at will. For this reason, many men will attempt to develop their own substitute god(s), a new god that is based upon their own fabrications and upon their own limit of understanding.
What we know of Yahweh (Israel’s Mighty One) is simply because Yahweh desired to reveal it to Ancient Israel through Yahweh’s selected individuals anointed to become His spokes-men, the prophets. It is Yahweh and not man, who determines when and where and how or to whom contact is to be made with His creation. Our knowledge about Yahweh is limited to the information that Yahweh chooses to reveal about Himself. After Yahweh makes contact with the natural realm through His messengers, and imparts His message to us, the resultant message is called a "revelation." The accumulation of "revelations" over time becomes the cornerstone of what a community or groups of people come to understand about Yahweh. Such a group of revelations is called the community. Then a "Canon" is developed, it becomes their "Standard." It is our opinion that today in our modern society we receive no new revelations from Yahweh beyond those found in the very same Hebrew Bible that Yahshua used. Only through the illumination of Yahweh’s Life-Force essence within us and by His past revelations through Israel’s anointed Prophets as written in the Hebrew Bible has Yahweh revealed Himself to us.
It is easy to see that the Canon of such a community becomes the most important document they may possess, and it is cherished as it becomes the ultimate authority for the communities’ religious beliefs. Given enough time, teachings and interpretations from these "received revelations" will accumulate around one's Canon. It is from these interpretations and teachings that the community will gradually build and produce its specific "Religious Belief System." Unfortunately, this is also how errors begin to develop. This simple process can be explained as follows:
1. A man gets a revelation (or most likely claims to have received a revelation).
2. Men Canonize (or Standardize) the revelation and it becomes part of their "Bible" (collection).
3. Their “Bible” in turn becomes the authority for the Religious Belief System of their community.
4. Their Religious Belief System now becomes the "Standard" of measurement for all other religious data, information, and is used to determine the acceptable religious practices of the community.
5. The Canon (Standard) becomes the authority to judge and correct all other Canons and all other religious beliefs (regardless of whether it may be right or wrong, true or false). The standard rules.
6. The Canon over time changes due to opinions, conjecture, and the leadership of the strong, and adapts to the needs of the majority regardless of whether some belief is true or false
So who decides what is right or wrong, or true or false?
A newly formed Religion can quickly become the standard which is to be used exclusively to test and evaluate all other religious beliefs. If statements or beliefs agree with the "Established Standard" they are considered right and true. If they conflict or disagree with the "Established Standard" they are considered wrong and false, or heretical. There is only one major problem. Who determines the Canon, (standard)?
Unfortunately since the execution of Yahshua on a Roman Stake, the Roman Catholic Constantine Pauline Church has for the most part determined what the "Standard" of Christianity was to be used in evaluating discovered documents both past and present. Little consideration is given to Yahshua and his teachings as being the true "Standard." Few seem to realize that in reality Yahshua was in fact the "Standard" himself. His religious Belief (teachings and interpretations) happened to be what is called historical "Yahwism." This belief is found only in the Tan’akh (the Hebrew Bible). The Hebrew Bible is the only real source for the correct Canon, both yesterday and today, and forever! Deut.4:2; Pro.30:6.
We can easily see that a new "Standard" can become a potential source of enormous power for those who control it (for a newly organized religion). Priests, preachers, ministers, translators, evangelists, rabbis, etc. have used such new “Standards” to control and manipulate people to do their organization's bidding, even if it may have nothing to do with Yahshua’s Bible or Yahshua’s Standard...
So, let’s make our own Bible, and a new Standard for belief?
Often such new "Standards" are challenged by one or more of the following methods:
1. A reinterpretation of words found in an original Canon, and then we can develop these new words into other meanings by way of new translations which can change the original revelation as we want.
2. Add a small word here or there, maybe change a pronoun, or add the article “the” when there was no article. Sometimes words can be added or deleted from the Canon to change the entire meaning. For example: “The” God vs “a” god, or “YHWH[i]” vs “Lord.”
3. Someone may come up with a completely "new revelation" to “help” correct a so-called prior revelation error, or to begin a completely new Standard to develop a new religious belief system.
4. The physical destruction of a competitive Canon might occur, in order to facilitate the acceptance for a new Standard of belief.
5. Often we can see combinations of the above.
History will often provide the details of how the above methods of challenging, and eventually replacing the Canon of the previous authoritative Religious Belief System of Ancient Israel as found only in the Tan’akh developed through manmade Jewish translations. It is false to belief that early in the First Century CE Israelism began to amalgamate and unite Israelites and non-Israelites into one new religious system called Christianity. However, the coming new religious system will in the span of three hundred years become a Hellenized Greek influenced - Roman Catholic Constantine Religious Belief System that would serve as the replacement foundation for Israelite Yahwism, or Israelism, (the original belief of Yahshua). This false and counterfeit replacement Roman Catholic System became known as Christianity and still remains in existence today, complete with a new Standard called the New Testament Greek Bible. This has become the foundation for the accepted “new” Canon for Modern Christianity.
As we look back at Yahshua's Hebrew Bible, the source for his original Hebrew Canon, and for his belief, we must examine its foundation through the study of ancient history, culture, and language. Yahshua did not come into First Century CE Israel to announce the creation a new religious belief system. The Israelites already had a religion, a belief system, and a Hebrew Bible good enough for Yahshua to use. But today we have thousands of different sects all of them called Christian. According to the internet, there are some 30,000+ Christian denominations all over the globe all claiming sole "authority" by the name of Jesus. Let’s examine some undeniable facts that will go a long way in proving this point:
1. Yahshua the Prophet was an Israelite of the tribe of Yahudah from his birth until his last day upon the earth.
2. Yahshua was a Hebrew Rabbi (a teacher), and according to the Gospels, an anointed Prophet.
3. Yahshua's only Canon was based upon "Yahwism" (Israelism) as found only in the Tan’akh: the Law-Prophets-and the Writings of the Hebrew Bible. Remember, the Greek NT Bible didn’t exist yet.
4. Yahshua never renounced "Yahwism" and he did not join or create another belief system; he did not usher in a new religion or belief. To do so would have been a sin under the Hebrew Bible.
5. Yahshua was never a Christian, and could not have been, since he became the subject of worship only after his execution. Yahshua taught “the kingdom of Yahweh,” not the “the Kingdom of Jesus.”
6. Yahshua adhered to the Festivals established by YHWH (Yahweh) according to the Tan’akh.
7. Yahshua adhered to the Sabbath (the seventh day rest) according to the Commandments.
8. Yahshua's Apostles were all Israelites, and they never renounced their “Hebrew roots."
9. Yahshua's Apostles required converts to accept and keep the Yahweh’s Commandments.
10.The Canon of the Apostles came from the exact same Hebrew Bible that Yahshua used.
11. The Apostles did not see the need to make any changes in the Israelite Canon even after Yahshua's death.
Canons, Canons everywhere, so who has the Correct one?
Today we have several basic Canons or "Bible" groupings that are in existence: Jewish, Roman Catholic, Protestant, and "others." Each Bible grouping consists of books which have been selected by them as authoritative and have become part of a “Canon” by the various powers that be. The books that are found in these Bibles, whether Jewish, Roman Catholic, Protestant, or "others" fall into several categories:
1. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek books canonized each by those having Yahudi appointed authorities.
This grouping however eliminates everything from the era beginning the First Century CE (no New Testament Greek writings), but adds other pagan derived sources such as the Talmud, the Kabala, and various other manmade oral traditions. Example: Judaism
2. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek books canonized by those having a Roman Catholic Constantine appointed authority.
This Grouping adds to the Hebrew books, and also adds to it selected various (New Testament Greek writings). Example: Roman Catholic.
3. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek books Canonized by those with Protestant appointed authority.
This grouping accepts the traditional Hebrew Bible but also accepts the Roman Catholic Constantine selected New Testament Greek writings. They rely mostly on the Greek writings as their foundational authority. Example: Traditional Christianity.
4. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek books canonized by those in the various "other" categories.
This grouping mostly accepts the writings from the above, but also adds a lot more current new era writings that are not recognized by anyone other than those of their own private authorities and have added their own books and Standards to the Hebrew and Greek writings. Example: Mormonism.
5. In the "other" category, are those that accept some of the Hebrew, Aramaic books as authoritative and may recognize the prophet Yahshua (Jesus) of the NT Greek, but they also add their own prophet and books to their Canon, and their Standard. Example: Islam.
From this you can quickly see that there are many authorities along with their canons that are recognized today including: Jewish, Roman Catholic Constantine, Protestant, Muslim and many others, some in a category all their own.
Question: But, which one does YHWH (Yahweh) the Almighty Sovereign Creator of the Hebrew Bible stand behind?
Question: Does He accept them all, condone all, accept some, or reject all?
Question: How do we account for the differences, the conflicts, and the contradictions between the many groups?
Question: If Yahweh is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, why can't He keep things straight, or maybe it’s that these systems of belief (the Canons) are the ones that cannot keep things straight?
The Hebrew-Israelite Canon (Yahwism) - Yahweh’s original gift to Man
The Canon of Yahwism (or Israelism) has existed for over 2,900 years. The Hebrew Bible is the foundation of Yahwism, and is the Only Bible that Yahshua ever used. It is also called the "Tan’akh" and it consists of three major groups, which are composed of 38 or 39 books (or scrolls) depending on your viewpoint.
The word Tan’akh (also Tanakh, or Tenak) is an acronym that identifies only the Hebrew Bible (but not the Greek New Testament writings). The acronym is based on the initial Hebrew letters of each of the Hebrew text's three main divisions:
1. The Torah meaning "Instructions" (also called the: "The five" or "The five books of Moses)." And is also called the "Pentateuch." The Torah is often referred to as the law, but it means “instructions.”
2. The Nevi’im meaning "Prophets." This term is associated with anything to do with the Prophets.
3. The Ketuvim meaning "Writings" or "Hagiographa" other writings not include in the above.
All these spell "T a N a K h" which is a referenced (acronym) in Hebrew to the Hebrew Bible.
1). Torah (Law): Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
2). Nevi’im (Prophets): Joshua, Judges, I and II Samuel, I and II Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
3). Ketuvim (Writings): Psalms, (Job by Jews only), Proverbs, Ruth, (Esther by Jews only) Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Daniel, Nehemiah, and I and II Chronicles.
It is important to note that the Yahwism Religious Belief System gives different levels of authority to each of these three divisions. The Nevi’im (Prophets) is the most authoritative, followed by the Torah (Law) which is followed by the Ketuvim (Writings). Whenever there are two possible courses of action for a particular situation and one is found in the Prophets and the other in one of the lesser two divisions, the one in the Prophets is considered as the most authoritative. The Prophets is the focus of the Tan’akh, the complete Hebrew Bible of Israel.
The New Testament is a competitive Bible to the Hebrew Bible
Marcion (the wealthy Greek) was the first person known to have published a fixed collection of what would in time be called the Greek New Testament Bible. Others may have done so before him, but if so we have no knowledge of them. Marcion rejected the Tan’akh totally as having no relevance or authority for his new “System” of Christianity that he was to begin. His collection was designed to be the "New Bible," (the new Standard). We wonder what Yahshua would have thought of Marcion's endeavors since Marcion threw out the very Hebrew Bible Yahshua used. It is amazing that before Marcion we find no evidence of the "Assembly - Ecclesia" using or even having a need for any new writings other than the Israelite Hebrew Bible used by Yahshua. Think about that for a minute. The Messianic community after Yahshua's execution did not have a new Canon for well over 200 years, and did not seem to need one.
Question: How did they manage to do that?
Enter the Canon (Standard) Wars
To counteract the authority of Marcion and his proposed "new" Christian Canon, the proto-Roman Catholic Constantine Church (in its infancy) responded by developing a new Canon of their own, one that would validate their own new Religious Belief System and to refute Marcion's Belief System. The Catholic Canon consisted of two major divisions which contained many more books than the original 37-39 found in Yahshua's Bible. Notice very carefully that those who were in charge of creating the Roman Catholic Constantine Canon chose to alter the Hebrew Bible of Yahshua, by adding many passages to it. This violated Yahweh's law NOT to change or add to His inspired words found only in the Tan’akh...
1. They destroyed the primary authority of the Tan’akh by placing all the books of Yahshua's Hebrew Bible into one group which was then given the title of "Old Testament" thereby implying that “God” was going to be giving something "new" to replace the "old."
2. They rearranged the order of the books of Yahshua's Hebrew Bible.
3. They added nine new books to Yahshua's Bible, they are: Tobit, Judith, I and II Maccabees, the Book of Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon.
4. And, as said before, they renamed Yahshua's Hebrew Bible "The Old Testament."
5. They created an entirely new division of Canonical books which they called "The Greek New Testament" conveniently replacing the authority of the Hebrew Bible Yahshua used with the New Testament Bible that Constantine’s appointed Priests had approved.
What Authority changed the Religious Belief System of Yahshua?
Question: Who gave the Roman Catholic Constantine Church the right to decide what books should be added to Yahshua's Hebrew Bible?
Question: What benefit did they receive from making such changes to Yahshua's Hebrew Bible?
Question: Who decided which books were to be added or deleted, and on what evidence?
Question: Was their Religious Belief System the same as Yahshua's or was it adulterated?
Question: Why was there a need for new books to be added anyway, what was the purpose?
Question: Could Yahshua's disciples adequately preach "deliverance" using Yahshua's Bible?
Question: Why was it necessary to rename Yahshua's Bible the "Old" Testament Bible? Why where the added books called the "New" Testament Bible?
Question: What was the rationale behind forming a new Canon using this "New" Bible?
Question: Ask yourself why there was a need for Marcion or the Roman Catholic Constantine Church to create a new Bible and a new Canon in the first place?
Remember, a Canon gives a group authority for their revelations and allows them to sanction or to change whatever they wish to do. How else could you "replace" an existing Standard with something else unless you have been given the authority to do so?
Question: And what gave anyone the authority to make changes?
You may have guessed it "a new revelation." It would be a "new revelation based upon an old revelation that was used to add to, delete, change, reinterpret, and would make the “New Testament” the replacement Canon of the Roman Catholic Constantine Church. This then give them power and authority to replace the Hebrew religion of Yahshua with the religion of “Jeroboam” which Yahweh hates. Jeroboam developed a “substitute god” and idol worship as his religious System. It was a “New” religion which resulted in the condemnation of the Northern tribes, and their eventual deportation into Assyria 721 BCE. It is this “New” religion of Jeroboam, a mixture of Gentile Paganism with original "Israelism" that has come down to us today renamed as Christianity.
Yahshua most assuredly taught that the Hebrew Israelite Bible was his Bible, and that the words of his Bible should not be changed, Matt. 5:17. From the time of Yahshua's execution, around 33 CE through the lifetime of the last Apostle (about 68 CE), Yahshua's followers and his disciples continued to use the Israelite Bible as their sole Canon. This continued for at least another 44 years until approximately 140 CE when Marcion went about to set in motion the conditions for replacing the religion of Yahwism (Israelism) with a new religion for non-Israelite pagans, which was eventually named Christianity.
Marcion desired to rework the letters of Paul/Saul to His Churches by divorcing the emerging non-Israelite Church (proto-Roman Catholic Constantine Church) from "Yahwism-Israelism" the religion of Yahshua. Think about this for a moment, it was the Roman Catholic Constantine Church that should have been built "upon" the teachings of Yahshua, but instead it mixed Yahshua's foundation of "Yahwism" with non-Yahwistic paganism. Marcion's attempt to replace Yahshua's belief system was the first known attempt of the proto-Roman Catholic Constantine Church as a fully non-Israelite paganized institution to create a new Canon to replace the Israelite Hebrew Bible and the original Yahwism-Israelite Assembly - Ecclesia. This new Canon eliminated the need for most of Yahshua's Hebrew Bible. Marcion's Canon included only some of Paul/Saul's writings and revised selected portions of Luke's Gospel. Marcion was in the middle of a growing anti-Yahwistic-Israelism movement that was sweeping through the Roman Empire in the second century, and still continues even to this day.
Although the Roman Catholic Constantine Church eventually rejected Marcion's Canon, they quickly adopted the idea of forming their own Canon to replace Marcion’s. They decided to draft their own Canon to help support, and to give them their own authority to further their separation as a non-Israelite organization. They went about separating even further from the Hebrew Roots and the belief system of Yahshua. If they were to stand apart as a replacement belief System and avoid the persecutions coming upon Yahwism-Israelism by Rome, then they had to show that they had the authority to do so, and what could be a better authority for such a "revelation" then a new Canon. Around 180 CE, forty years after Marcion and about 250 years after Yahshua, we see the beginning emergence of a new Canon for the Roman Catholic Constantine Church that like the religion of Jeroboam would combine Gentile Paganism with original “Yahwism-Israelism.”
And so began an ongoing struggle that would last over 1,000 years about which books or writings should be included in the new Roman Catholic Constantine Canon. There were at least 19 additional writings that the Roman Catholic leadership refused to include. Thomas was one of the original 12 Apostles whose Gospel of Thomas was accepted by some and was rejected by others. A book entitled Third Corinthians appeared in an early Armenian Canon. By the year 200 CE numerous new Canons were in use. Some were fairly well defined, while others were much more informal. What we find upon examination is that each Canon which was accepted in different regions, reflected local beliefs and traditions unique to that region. Different Canons reflected different beliefs in other areas. We begin to find great diversity of acceptable or rejected beliefs, based upon what was acceptable to the various regions.
Question: What does this have to say for inspiration in the gathering of a universal Canon believed as given by inspiration of Yahweh in the formation of the Greek New Testament? The truth is that inspiration in gathering the Canon of the New Testament does NOT exist! There is no claim for it!
The many variations in Canons and in early Christianity produced very erratic religious practices and inconsistencies. The Roman Catholic leaders under the direction of the Emperor Constantine felt they had better take action concerning such diversity. They quickly went to work to decide and identify which writings they felt important to their Canon. This confusion and chaos continued in Christianity for over 300 years. The official Canon of the Roman Catholic Constantine Church began with the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE, over 185 years after Marcion in 140 CE and almost 400 CE years after Yahshua.
Stop and think about this for a moment. It was over 400 years well after the death of Yahshua before men decided to develop a new revelation to replace the revelation given by Yahweh at Sinai! Even after the Roman Catholic Canon was officially closed, new writings continued to appear. The last two books to be admitted to the Roman Catholic Canon were Hebrews and Revelation. The debate over the inclusion alone of Revelation lasted over 600 years, and continues to a large extent even today! The newly created Roman Catholic Constantine Canon provided the only authority for the Roman Catholic Constantine Church to propagate their anti-Yahshua and anti-Yahwistic-Israelite doctrines and dogmas. The power of the Roman government gave the Roman Catholic Constantine Church the power to deal with those who opposed them. At last the embarrassment could stop. Now there was a single Roman Catholic Constantine Canon and it would remain the sole Christian authority for the next 700 years. Questions now to ask:
Where was Yahweh’s Leadership through these years?
Question: Why didn't Yahweh protect the original Canonization of His Words in the New Testament?
Question: Where was the inspiration in selecting books, deleting books, and re-including books hundreds of years late, by Marcion and the Roman Catholic Church?
Question: Why all the conflicts between the denominations making up the Christian belief?
Question: Doesn’t Yahweh know what He wants man to do?
Question: What about all the people who lived and died during these “New Testament” times?
Question: Are the Hebrew people saved even though they did not have a New Testament Bible?
Question: Were believers deprived of the Word of Yahweh by organized religion, or worse, were they given the words of men instead? Were believers led astray in their worship of Yahweh because they followed a Canon given to them by Roman Catholic Constantine Theology, which believed in purgatory, infant baptism for salvation, the mediatorship of the Virgin Mary, Mary as the mother of God, Papal infallibility, the trinity, prayers to the dead, Jesus as the incarnate man-god, Jesus as Yahweh, etc.?
Question: What happened to the religion Yahweh gave us, and revealed to us through Yahshua?
Question: How close to the "faith once given to the saints" is your current religious belief?
Question: Whose Religious Belief System do we have today in your church? Is it "Yahwism, Hebrew- Roots, or Christianity (a non-Yahwism-Israelism) belief system developed under pagan direction?
The anti-Yahwistic-Israelism Roman Catholic Constantine Church had achieved its goal, it had established itself as "The Absolute Authority" over an ancient Yahwistic-Israelite religion whose ancient origins, Canon, and beliefs followed pure Hebrew Roots. Idolatrous men now interpreted for all men a "New Religious Belief System" the foundation of which WAS NEVER THEIRS. The long awaited and prophesied mission of Yahshua announcing the coming of “The Kingdom of Yahweh” (Matt. 4:17), had now become a non-Messianic replacement theology based on a mixture of truth and primitive pagan lies. The mission of Yahshua was totally "recreated" into becoming a new Roman Catholic Constantine Religious Belief System that was, and still is, in direct opposition to Biblical “Yahwism-Israelism” the original Belief System of the Prophet Yahshua, and his chosen Apostles.
If you are a Protestant or non-denominational believer you have no right to feel comfortable and insulated from such a tragedy, because you are very likely nothing more than a quasi-Roman Catholic Constantine believer yourself . . . . if you have adopted the Roman Catholic Constantine replacement New Testament Bible as well as their modified Religious Belief System. You will have adopted a false religious system of the new age. How then did you get to be there? Let's review:
1) The Roman Catholic Constantine Church reinterpreted the words of the original Canon that originated from the Hebrew Bible of Yahshua as was revealed to the ancient Israelite prophets by Yahweh.
2) They added words to it and removed words from the Hebrew Bible of Yahshua.
3) They rearranged the books of their Canon, the Hebrew Bible of Yahshua.
4) They declared that their "new revelation” nullified much of Yahshua's Hebrew Bible.
5) They added their "new revelation" to Yahshua's Canon that became the “New Testament” Bible.
You will know them by their fruit
Upon a little understanding of what we have shared with you is this, even a blind man could see the tragic results of such gross errors in judgment and practice of the faith once given to the saints. Please look realistically at modern Christianity today (Roman Catholic or Protestant). Just look at the conditions of most Christian communities in the world or in America. It should not take you long to notice that something is desperately wrong with a religious folly, that it has resulted in 30,000+ denominations.
The Western European countries were known as one the Christian centers of the world. In America there are more Christians, more churches, more priests and preachers, and more money spent promoting Christianity than any other place in the world. Should we not expect to find good fruit when we examine our "olive tree?" But what do we find? America, like many other “Christian” founded countries are no longer known for righteousness, but rather for its huge consumption of illegal and legally promoted mood altering drugs, alcoholism, suicide, greed, fraud, immorality, abortion, divorce rates, fatherless children, governmental and political corruption, child abuse, homosexuality, incest, murder, theft, rape, and more.
Question: Why do Christian countries today look like Sodom, but there is a church on every corner and the message of the Christian Mega Churches fills the airways and comes from our television sets?
There sure is a lot of the so called “word” of God being broadcast, but is it really Yahweh’s inspired word and has it been of any effect?
Question: Maybe instead of it being Yahweh's Word as found in the Hebrew Bible Yahshua used, it may instead be a collection of “New” words that took 1,000 years to be established by the Roman Catholic Constantine Church, all intended to function as a "the replacement word" and "another Gospel" in order to nullify the “Old” Hebrew Bible and the Canon Yahshua used?
Question: Could this possibly be a contributing factor to the mess we finds ourselves in today?
What should we do now?
Let's get real for a moment. You can tell if the "Standard" you have been using by the non-Yahwistic Church is working or not by looking at the relationship many Christians have with their spouses, their children, the quality of life they have, the morality their children have acquired, the quality of life that other believers have you fellowship with, and the quality of people living within your community.
Question: If Christianity returned to the original Canon of Yahshua, and followed it, would the faith and teachings of Yahshua from his Canon affect the moral and ethical conditions of America and of the world more than the man-made Canon of the Roman Catholic Constantine Church?
Question: Do we continue to hear messages of grace instead of the message of obedience and faithfulness to Yahweh’s Covenant, the 10 Commandments? Do we get more faith in order to get more from Yahweh, do we give so we can get? The fact is, the truth is only found in the Hebrew Bible Yahshua used.
Question: So, do we throw out the entire New Testament? No. Contained within the pages of the New Testaments are living words given to us through the Prophet Yahshua, and we also find some historical events. However, along with many "trustworthy sayings" are "words of deception" from man's additions, deletions, changes, miss-translations, and hidden agendas, all intended to remove us not only from the Hebrew Bible Yahshua used but from the religious belief system of “Yahwism-Israelism” as well.
Divorcing the Israelite Assembly from its Hebrew Root heritage has caused many of the problems facing us today. If every Christian believer would return to the original teachings and Religious Belief System of Yahshua from the Hebrew Bible, many of our problem, both individually and corporately would be corrected. We need to return to our Yahwistic-Israelite Roots, those of Yahshua’s faith and discern the parts of the Greek New Testament which are placed there with the intent to deceive and that are removing us from the true faith (from the Yahwistic-Israelite Sinai Religion) of Yahshua. We need our Greek New Testament to accomplish this monumental task, using known history and the teachings from Yahshua. But, we must constantly remember that the words in our Greek New Testament were copied, transmitted, edited, translated, and re-defined by people who had very specific agendas and beliefs in order to replace the Hebrew version of true "Yahwism-Israelism" with a purely separated mixture of paganism, and with the intent to install a “new” religious System to replace the Hebrew Bible Yahshua used.
We must never forget that the Roman Catholic Constantine model used by Protestantism today is a creation of Romans and non-Hebrew-Bible believers which was forced under the threat of death on the entire “Roman world empire” that was then controlled by the pagan Emperor Constantine, and not by the anointed Israelite Prophet named Yahshua! Let us never forget that many churches of today, unless they are following a return to the true religion of Yahshua are far off the track. Please consider joining other True Israelites, who have dedicated their lives to rediscovering the Hebrew Israelite Yahshua so that we can look at his words and the words of the Hebrew Bible through his eyes and then again have "the mind of Yahshua." To have the "mind of Messiah" is to have the mind “in common with” the will, emotions, attitudes, concepts, conduct, and beliefs of the First Century Prophet to Israel, the man named Yahshua. It is a Yahwistic-Israelite mindset, not a Pagan Greek Roman Constantine mindset.
Can we find our way back to pleasing Yahshua’s Sovereign
It is not too late if we seriously confront the issues addressed and repent when shown and proven of our errors and mistakes.
First, we must return to Yahshua's Hebrew Bible (the Tan’akh), and make it the foundation for our belief system and our only measuring stick. We must use the Tan’akh as the foundation, or Canon under which we must find the basic principles to judge any “new relations” and the basis for our evaluation. The Torah had primary authority for all men and is still applicable in many areas. Yahweh spoke it to man through His appointed prophets, as recorded throughout the Hebrew Bible! That claim is not ever made by any of the known writers of the Greek New Testament. We must repent and begin keeping Yahweh’s Covenant, the 10 Commandments.
Second, we must arrive at a correct understanding concerning how to arrive at the correct interpretation of the words found in the Hebrew Bible now commonly called the Old Testament. Since all the writers were most likely Hebrew it stands to reason that for the correct interpretation of what the words meant originally we need to trace their meanings back to the Ancient Hebrew using all available resources. We must learn to study and become experts in using the resources that Yahweh has given us today to help us "rightly (interpret) the Word of Truth” or find those that are willing to help us in our quest to discover the truth for ourselves.
Third, we must rid ourselves of anti-Yahwism-Israelism inherent in many Christians because of the negative influences from Churches that have rejected its Hebraic heritage for over 2,000 years. Yahshua was an Israelite (of the tribe of Yahudah) and we must look at the words found in the "Israelite" Hebrew Bible through his eyes and not be afraid to admit our errors. Is it not high time for you to return to the original faith and belief of Yahshua and to begin following his teachings, his footsteps and begin using his Hebrew Bible for your only Foundation?
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