The TALMUD: traditions of men, known as the ORAL LAW , closely followed by the Pharisees
At Romans 10:14, after quoting Joel 2:32, Paul asks, "How then shall they call upon Him in Whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him Whom they have not HEARD?" They don't know, or call, on His Name. "HALLELU-YAH" means "praise Yah". It's easily seen that monks and translators sterilized the Scriptures by removing the Name from the texts, especially when you look at Acts 7 and the stoning of Stephen, or even read your preface. Taken as a whole, the main controversy in the New Testament seems to be the Name issue, and the announcing of the Kingdom of YHWH. Yahushua's own Name contains the Name. Revelation 7 and 14 connect together, because the "seal" in the foreheads (minds) of the 144,000 is this Name of the Father. Taking His Name "in vain" means to bring it to nothing, missing it, or wiping it out. The "Sinai Autograph" of the original Name YHWH written by His own hand was in what is called palaeo-Hebrew. All the prophets wrote it in this script. The oral traditions forbade its utterance. SHAUL HAD NAZARENES KILLED, FOR PRONOUNCING THE NAME! The Yahudim were hoping for the Mashiach to come, and Rabbi OWYhy was not going around telling anyone He was ~ but rather kept that an inside secret. The only thing He did that caused the law teachers and priests to pick up stones to kill Him was what they called "blasphemy". It was against their law to say the Name of hYhy ~ and the penalty was death. This is not usually mentioned by the merchant preachers, because people would naturally start to search it out, and the "Key of knowledge" would be widespread. The Name of OWYhy contains the Name of the Father, so even His Name was part of the problem for them. The name "Yeshua" means salvation, and was a rather common name at the time; however "Yahushua" means Yah is our salvation, and had the Name being clearly heard by all. (See "TALMUD" below). Paul explains how he fought against those who were found in the synagogues that proclaimed OWYhy. At Acts 26:9-11, Paul explains: "I truly thought with myself that I ought to do many things contrary to the Name of the Mashiach of Nazareth. And this I also did in Yerushaliyim: and I both shut up many of the saints in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests, and WHEN THEY WERE PUT TO DEATH I GAVE MY VOTE AGAINST THEM. And punishing them constantly in the synagogues, I STROVE TO MAKE THEM BLASPHEME; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities." They weren't being killed for any other reason than that they were going against the "law" of pronouncing the Name. After "Shaul" was knocked-down on his way to Damascus, and encountered the risen OWYhy, he began to pronounce the Name, and did what he had watched others die for! This is no small sideline issue, but is really central to what the entire Brit Chadasha reveals to us. After Shaul was immersed by Ananias, (who was himself very afraid at first when he learned he was to be visited by the infamous Shaul), he took the name of "Paulos". The name "Shaul" and his reputation was terrifying to the Nazarenes, and you can well understand why. For some time, Nazarenes were still afraid and distrustful of Paul: " . . . Is not this he that in Yerushaliyim made havoc of them that called on this Name? And has he come here for the intention that he might bring them bound before the chief priests," (Acts 9:15,16).
Yes, pronouncing the Name was a REALLY big deal. Paul was nabbed by the Yahudim of Achaia, and they wanted him dead so much that they rushed him to the Roman proconsul Gallio. Gallio, no doubt a Pagan, must have thought they were crazy when he heard the reason they were so murderously enraged, and he said: "If indeed it was an act of injustice or reckless evil, O Yahudim, according to REASON I would bear with you; BUT if it be a question concerning a WORD, or NAMES, and that law which is among YOU, see you to it, for I will be no judge of THESE things." (Acts 18:14,15). Paul had to be locked up to protect him. He claims he was stoned on several occasions over pronouncing the Name. Men had sworn oaths to see Paul dead before they would eat again. Paul had to hide, and sneak out of the city in a basket. How many Christians really know why Paul was imprisoned? Now, you know. Believe it or not, there is quite a bit of "shunning" against those of us who use the Name, even among Messianics who observe the appointed times. Paul's life, and many other Nazarenes' lives were taken for simply pronouncing the Name, and yet believers today shun and demonize those of us who seem to be making a "big deal" out of it. We can't help ourselves, the Name burns inside us. We would die for it too. If we are misguided, then those who have died over the Name have done so needlessly, including Paul and all the early Nazarene followers. OWYhy revealed the Name to them, and He has done so to us as well. There are always 2 sides to most issues, but since the Name is the strong tower, that's the safer bet to go with. The Name turned the world upside down once, and here in the days of the final message, it is doing it again.
The TALMUD is the source of the prohibition of the NAME. It's the YEAST of the Pharisees ( it ADDS )
(Excerpts from: A History of AntiSemitism) ["For almost a century, the early believers In Ye-shua the Messiah were culturally and ethnically the same as, and worshipped alongside, mainstream Judaism. The first believers in Messiah Yeshua were Jews. The Torah was of great importance to them and they kept its laws, keeping the Sabbath and performing circumcision. They did not follow 'another religion', but remained within the framework of Judaism. This Messianic movement spread largely among Jews to begin with, and for some time it remained as a sect within Judaism, mostly known as the sect of the Nazare-nes (Acts 24:5). Thousands of Gentile 'converts' and 'God Fearers' joined themselves to the Naza-rene sect. It is important to say something about the Nazarenes, as documentation of their existence and beliefs gives us much insight on how the early believers in Messiah thought and lived. The fourth century 'Church Father', Jerome, described the Nazarenes as "those who accept Messiah in such a way that they do not cease to observe the Old Law" (Jerome; On. Is. 8:14). Yet another fourth century Church Father, Epiphanius, gave a more detailed description of them: 'We shall now especially consider heretics who.. call themselves Nazarenes; they are mainly Jews and nothing else. They make use not only of the New Testament, but they also use in a way the Old Testament of the Jews; for they do not forbid the books of the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings... so that they are approved of by the Jews, from whom the Nazarenes do not differ in anything, and they profess all the dogmas pertaining to the prescriptions of the Law and to the customs of the Jews, except they believe in Messiah... They preach that there is but one God, and His Son Yeshua the Messiah. But they are very learned in the Hebrew language; for they, like the Jews, read the whole Law, then the Prophets... They differ from the Jews because they believe in Messiah, and from the Christians in that they are to this day bound to the Jewish rites, such as circumcision, the Sabbath, and other ceremonies. They have the Good news according to Matthew in its entirety in Hebrew. For it is clear that they still preserve this, in the Hebrew alphabet, as it was originally written". (Epiphanius; Panarion 29; translated from the Greek). There is evidence that the Nazarene Sect continued to exist until at least the 13th century. The Catholic writings of Bo-nacursus entitled 'Against the Heretics', refers to the Nazarenes, who were also called 'Pasagini'. Bonacursus says: "Let those who are not yet acquainted with them, please note how perverse their belief and doctrine are. First, they teach that we should obey the Law of Moses according to the letter - the Sabbath, and circumcision, and the legal precepts still being in force. Furthermore, to increase their error, they condemn and reject all the Church Fathers, and the whole Roman Church."]
(Most spell the Name "Yeshua", which is Hebrew for "help", however "Yahushua" means "Yah is our salvation").
You will notice this quote states that the Nazarenes practiced "circumcision". Some may have; not understanding Acts 15, and other writings stating circumcision of the flesh is nothing. But, the Nazarenes rejected Rome's change of the 7th day Shabbat to Sun-Day. The 4th Commandment actually states that the reason we are to keep the 7th day set-apart is because hwhy created the skies and Earth in 6 days, and He rested on the 7th. Thus, we honor Him as Creator by resting as He did (Heb. 4). There is no peace for the wicked. "But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest" Yesha Yahu 57:20. Epiphanius also claims that the writings of "Matthew" were originally written in Hebrew.
Epiphanius, Bonacursus, Jerome, and later records up to the 13th century speak of these "Nazarenes", who were constantly castigated and repelled by the "new" revisionary doctrines, replacement theology, and supersessionism of the Universal Roman State religion. The gates of the grave have not prevailed. Benjamin Franklin wrote, "History is the record of the winners." History is the written record of events; the struggles people recorded through their eyes. Rarely do we read about history from the point of view of the losers, or the conquered. The "father of history", Herodotus, was objective in his report, but his "bias" still comes through. The Nazarenes almost vanished from recorded history, since they had to flee to the mountains to survive. Their outposts were discovered at times, forcing them to stay on the move. Some of them influenced the peoples around them, giving rise to little groups like the Anabaptists and Waldenses, who were persecuted by the Roman religion. Anyone who was not "Catholic" yet trusted in Rabbi OWWhy was termed a "heretic", and exterminated, being a threat to the teachings of Catholicism. So, naturally Jerome, Bonacursus, and Epiphanius would call them "heretics". Now, we Nazarene Yisraelites are on the internet! The first settlers to America came to flee religious persecution. In early America, there were civil laws enacted which prohibited the celebration of "Christmas", because they knew it to be a Pagan festival counterfeited as a "holy" day (holiday). George
Washington crossed the Delaware to attack the British on Christmas Day. George knew that because the British celebrated on Christmas, they would be drunken and unprepared to defend themselves. But, as history will show, George was not a nice guy. When George was 25, he caused the French and Indian war by killing the French Ambassador. Then, George started another war with his own King over taxes on tea; taxes intended to help pay for the previous war! Our "history" is only written from the point of view of the winner. George was a Mason, and had his "apron" of righteousness to cling to. I'm not 'judging" George, but these facts are easily researched for all to see. What will judge George? It will be the Living Word. THE LIVING WORD
At Hebrews chapter 4, it is made very clear that those whom hwhy is angry with will never enter His rest. "THE WORD" of hwhy is His Torah, the instructions for how His wife/bride is to live. Those who hear THE WORD, yet do not profit from hearing it, are the ones who are not steadfast, but disobedient. The Yisraelites disobeyed in the wilderness, and wandered for 40 years until their bodies fell dead. "For who provoked Him when they had heard? Indeed, not all those who came out of Egypt with Mosheh? And with whom was He angry for 40years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they should not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient?" Heb. 3:16-18.
These "disobedient" did not believe, therefore they did not obey. Billions today "believe", but they believe the wrong thing; THE LIE. The enemy has sown "weeds" among the wheat, which are false teachings. He did it long ago. He said Shabbat was now "Sun-Day", and we can ignore the appointed times, because they are just "Old Testament Jewish Stuff". Shatan also taught the world that the Creator was so angry with Yisrael, that His New Covenant was with a new wife; THE GENTILES. This is called "Replacement Theology", and it is a lie.
The "sign" of hYht's Everlasting Covenant is His "rest": (Go read all of Exodus 31:12-18)
" So the sons of Yisrael shall observe the Sabbath, to celebrate the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a perpetual covenant. It is a SIGN between Me and the sons of Israel FOREVER; for in six days hwhy made Shamayim and Eretz, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed."
"And also I gave them My Sabbaths to be a SIGN between Me and them, that they might know that I am hwhy who sanctifies them." Ezek. 20:12.
"There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of hwhy. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as hwhy did from His."
"Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the same example of disobedience."
"For THE WORD of hwhy is LIVING and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and ABLE TO JUDGE THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTIONS OF THE HEART." Heb. 4:9-12.
This "WORD" that Is "living and active" Is the Torah; it "judges" the thoughts and intentions of our hearts, and there is no way to hide how we feel about it from hYht. The Torah is ALIVE, because it came to life and walked this Earth as a man. It is now His Spirit living in His bride, and He has circumcised our hearts with this "LIVING WORD", enabling us to LOVE His Covenant Law. If we sin, it is not our spirits in agreement, but our flesh at war with our spirits. PROTESTANT CONFESSIONS This is from a tract published by the Bible Sabbath Assoc., 3316 Alberta Dr., Gillette,WY 82718, which is called ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CONFESSIONS ABOUT SUNDAY, part 2, which I ran across re-printed by the PETaH TIKVAH (address in Resources section in the back of this book).
Protestant theologians and preachers from a wide spectrum of denominations have been quite candid in ADMITTING that there is no Biblical authority for observing Sunday as a Sabbath:
ANGLICAN I EPISCOPAL Isaac Williams, Plain Sermons on the Catechism, vol. 1, pp. 334, 336: "And where are we told in the Scriptures that we are to keep the first day at all? We are commanded to keep the seventh; but we are nowhere commanded to keep the first day . . . The reason we keep the first day of the week holy instead of the seventh is for the same reason that we observe many other things, not because the Bible, but because the church has enjoined tt."
T. Enright, C.S.S.R., in a lecture at Hartford, Kansas, Feb. 18, 1884:
"I have repatedy offered $1000to anyone who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound to keep Sunday holy. There is no such law ¡n the Bible. It is a aw of the Holy Catholic Church alone. The Bible says, 'Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy'. The Catholic Church says: 'NO. By mydivine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep holy the first day of the week'. And lo! The entire civilized world bows down in a reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic Church."
Canon Eyton, The Ten Commandments, pp. 52, 63, 65:
"There is no word, no hint, in the New Testament about abstaining from work on Sunday... Into the rest of Sunday no divine law enters... The observance of Ash Wednesday or Lent stands exactly on the same footing as the ob servance of Sunday." Bishop Seymour, Why We Keep Sunday: "We have made the change from the seventh day to the first day, from Saturday to Sunday, on the authority of the one holy Catholic Church." Dr. Edward T. Hiscox, a paper read before the New York ministers' conference, Nov. 13, 1893, reported in New York Examiner, Nov. 16, 1893: "There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday. It will be said, however, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week. Where can the record of such a transaction be found? Not in the New Testament—absolutely not To me it seems unaccountable that Jesus, during three years' intercourse with His disciples, often conversing with them upon the Sabbath question . .. Never alluded to any transference of the day, also, that during forty days of His resurrection life, no such thing was intimated. Of course, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history... But what a pity it comes branded with the mark of Paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, adopted and sanctioned by the papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism!" William Owen Carver, The Lord's Day In OurDay "There was never any formal or authoritative change from the Jewish seventh-day Sabbath to the Christian first-day observance." Dr. R.W. Dale, The Ten Commandments (New York: Eaton & Mains), p. 127-129: "It is quite clear that however rigidly or devotedly we may spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath. .. The Sabbath was founded on a specific Divine command. We can plead no such command for the obligation to observe Sunday... There is not a single sentence in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday." Timothy Dwight, Theology Explained and Defended (1823), Ser. 107, vol. 3, p. 258: The Christian Sabbath [Sunday] is not in the Scriptures, and was not by the primitive Church called the Sabbath." DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
Alexander Campbell, The Christian Baptist, Feb. 2, 1824, vol. 1, no. 7, p. 164:
""But', say some, 'it was changed from the seventh to the first day". Where? When? And by whom? No man can tell. NO; it never was ohangged, nor could it be, unless creation was to be gone througgh again; for the reason assigned must be changged before the observance, or respect to the reason, can be changed! It is all old wives' fables to talk of the change of the Sabbath from the seventh to the first day. If it be changed, it was that august personage changed it who changes times and laws EX OFFICIO- I think his name is DOCTOR ANTICHRIST."
First Day Observance, pp. 17, 19: "The first day of the week is commonly called the Sabbath. This is a mistake. The Sabbath of the Bible was the day just proceeding the first day of the week. The first day of the week is never called the Sabbath anywhere in the entire Scriptures. It is also an error to talk about the change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. There is not in any place in the Bible any intimation of such a change." LUTHERAN
The Sunday Problem, a study book of the United Lutheran Church (1923), p. 36: "We have seen how gradually the impression of the Jewish Sabbath faded from the mind of the
Christian Church, and how completely the newer thought underlying the observance of the first day took possession of the church. We have seen that the Christians of the first three centuries never confused one with the other, but for a time celebrated both." Augsburg Confession of Faith., art. 28; written by Melanchthon, approved by Martin Luther, 1530; as published in The Book of Concord of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Henry Jacobs, ed. (1911), p. 63:
"They [Roman Catholics] refer to the Sabbath Day, as having been changed into the Lord's Day, contrary to the Decalogue, as it seems. Neither is there any example whereof they make more than concerning the changing of the Sabbath Day. Great, say they, is the power of the Church, since it has dispensed with one of the Ten Commandments!"
Dr. Augustus Neander, The History of the Christian Religion and Church, Henry John Rose, tr. (1843), p. 186:
"The festival of Sunday, like all other festivals, was always only a human ordinance, and it was far from the intentions of the aposties to establish a Divine Command in this respect, far from them, and from the early apostolic church, to transfer the laws of the Sabbath to Sunday." John Theodore Mueller, Sabbath or Sunday "But they err in teaching that Sunday has taken the place of the Old Testament Sabbath and therefore must be kept as the seventh day had to be kept by the children of Israel. . . These churches err in their teaching, for Scripture has in no way ordained the first day of the week in place of the Sabbath. There is simply no law in the New Testament to that effect." METHODIST
John Wesley, The Works of the Rev. John Wesley, AM., John Emory, ed. (New York: Eaton & Mains), Sermon 25, vol. 1, p. 221: "But, the Moral Law contained in the Ten Commandments, and enforced by the prophets, he [Christ] did not take away. It was not the design of His tcoming to revoke any part of this. This is a law which never can be broken... Every part of this law must remain in force upon all mankind, and in all ages; as not depending either on time or place, or any other circumstances liable to changge, but on the nature of God and the nature of man, and their unchangeable relation to each other." DWIGHT L. MOODY
D.L. Moody, Weighed and Wanting, pp. 7, 48: "The Sabbath was binding in Eden, and it has been in frrce ever since. This fourth commandment begins with the word 'remember', showing that the Sabbath already existed when God wrote the law on the tables of stone at Sinai. How can men claim that this one commandment has been done away with when they will admit that the other nine are stiil binding?" PRESBYTERIAN
T.C. Blake, D.D., Theology Condensed, pp. 474: "The Sabbath is a part of the Decalogue-the Ten Commandments. This alone forever settles the question as to the perpetuity of the institution. Until, therefore, it can be shown that the whole Moral Law has been repjealed, the Sabbath wffl stand. . . The teaching of Christ confirms the perpetuity of the Sabbath." What happened? By denying the "roots" of the faith, the engrafted Gentile assembly gradually became so anti-Torah, that there was no connection with hYht, and they became an instrument of death. When a few "reformers" began to crawl away from it, they were pursued to their death. The Christian assembly turned to fables and mythology:
"Preach the WORD; be ready in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, and exhort with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers to tickle their ears, and they shall turn away their ears from the Truth, and shall be turned aside to myths." 2Tim. 4:2,3. The "Word" is the Torah, and the "in season" - "out of season" refers to the annual appointed times like Passover, Shabuoth, and Sukkot (Tabernacles). False security is fostered in order to fleece the flock, and MANY will utter these words from Matt. 7:22,23: "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your Name, and in Your Name done many wonderful works?' And then I will profess to them, 'I never knew you. Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness. '"
What are we to do? "Come out of her, My people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to Shamayim, and hwhy has remembered her crimes. Rev. 18:4. The "merchants" will mourn because no one will "buy" their lies anymore. Babylon, soon your doom will come. Armed with this knowledge, you can study on your own, and put the showmen preachers out of business by telling others who will listen. Support the orphans and widows, and especially your own family members in need (such as elderly parents). "The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the Earth." Rev. 17:18. The calendar and customs of the whole Earth are following the beast, seated in the ancient city of Rome. When your eyes are opened to this fact, you will be absolutely astonished. If you wonder what the "image" of the beast is, all you have to do is objectively open your eyes, to watch what it is that billions of people alive today bow down to. This is covered under "QUESTIONS & ANSWERS", in the next section. (Truth can be a paradox.)
Something very curious happened when the detachment of soldiers came to arrest OWYhy in the olive grove at Yahuchanon (John) 18:5,6: "When OWWhy said, 'I AM HE', they drew back and FELL TO THE GROUND." Many believe He spoke the Name of the Creator, and the power of the Name repelled them with a physical force. At 17:11,12, He prayed: "Qodesh Abba, protect them by the power of Your Name ~ the Name You gave Me ~ so that they may be one as We are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that Name you gave Me." He told us: "I tell you, you will not see Me again until you say, 'blessed is He who comes in the Name of hWhy."~ Luke 13:35. At Mattit Yahu 24:20, He said "Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath." Very few, if any, Christians are praying for this, but Naza-renes are. When all the changes that have been made are corrected, Scripture begins to make much more sense. It takes a great deal of dedication to the Truth for a person to step out from their family and preacher even after learning about the false deceptions. Most everyone who does will have no one around them at first who shares a love for the Name and the Torah. In fact, they will be bombarded with twisted quotes from Paul's writings that seem to annul the Sabbath or other appointed times. This situation is described in the Parable of the Sower at Luke 8, where the "seed" is stolen away, choked by weeds, or has no root. But, they must bear in mind the words of 2 Pet. 3:1518, where it states that Paul's writings are twisted by unstable and ignorant men, leading to their destruction. We are each placed where we are as "salt"; so we are not intended to be "bunched up", but rather must reach the few around us who will listen to the Truth.
EAGLES & CROSSES REPRESENTED THE SUN TO ANCIENT PAGANS -
THIS MAKES THEM SYNONYMOUS. JUST STUDY THE DEVOTION IN THE FACE OF THE GENTLEMAN IN THE PICTURE AT LEFT. HE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE TRUTH, BUT IT WASN'T HANDED TO HIM LIKE IT WAS TO YOU. THERE ARE MANY OTHERS JUST LIKE HIM ALL AROUND EACH OF US. (THAT'S NOT A CHRISTIAN POW-WOW STICK JUST BECAUSE IT INVOLVES A CRUX).
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