A Local Christian Pastor Teaches Obedience Is Not Required

I found this old clip of a pastor I used to respect.  I loved him, and sat near him on Sun-days, armed and prepared to defend him in case a looney burst into our congregation.

He said this in a sermon one Sun-day…

Now, I might be wrong and if I am, please straighten me out, but in my mind, I believe that “performance” is the same as “obedience” and as “study the word”.  If the Word teached me to study the word, there must be something in ot that I need to learn.

Might it be that I am required to know that the commands of Yahuah are?  Isn’t obedience to His commands the very definition of “Righteousness”, and will not only the RIGHTEOUS inherit eternal life with Yahuah?

And doesn’t Yahusha (still called “Jesus” by the Christians) state Himself, from His very own mouth…

Yahuah Loves Those Who Obey The Commands of Yahusha

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Yahusha plainly states that our obedience to His commands proves our love for Yahusha, and that Yahuah loves US because we love Yahusha . He finishes by declaring that He will manifest himself to us/me/you.

MAN’IFEST, a. [L. manifestus.]

1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the understanding; apparent; not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood. From the testimony, the truth we conceive to be manifest.

Seems easy enough to understand – obey His commands in order for Yahuah to love us.  If my son offered himself as a perfect sacrifice for some people, and if they ignored his requirement for obeying his commands, would I have mercy on them when they faced me and with lying tongues told me how much they “loved” my son?

We submit to a GOD who has destroyed the whole earth at least once, and some think He has done it at least twice, killing many millions of people.  He will not hesitate to burn the scoffers and the disobedient.  It isn’t the Christians who the Red Dragon comes to kill, but the diligent students and doers of Torah who follow Yahusha in the Way.

Yahusha came to do ONLY the Will of His Father, and His Will is stated in Torah.  This Pastor directly contradicts Yahusha, saying that Yahuah does not love us because what “we have done”, when Yahusha teaches us that Yahuah loves us because we are obedient.

The righteous doctrine of obedience does not fill many seats, folks.

Pastor – you are accountable for the blasphemy under your authority. Either Yahusha is lying in in Jn 14:21, or you are.  Assigning as teachers men who do not even know the meaning of the words is proof that you yourself do not know them.  Shame.  Sin.  Remember when I asked you what sin was, and you did not even know?  You said it was “disobedience”.

Indeed.  Disobedience to what?

Sin is transgression of the LAW.  You teach lawlessness to the blind and the deaf.

The Truth

The Truth

Alright, please take a deep breath, because no doubt, some will be offended by what I present to you as Biblical, Holy, Inspired “Truth”.  You must relax, trust me a little bit and understand that I approach you from a position of love.  Love first for the Truth, and then love as I am commanded to love YOU just as much as I love myself. Everything here is scriptural, and most is from the mouth of Yahuah Himself. Continue reading “The Truth”

When Yahusha Sends, Who Does He Send? Why Does He Send Them? What Do They Do?

Yahusha Said He Came to SEND A Sword

Mat 10:34  Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came NOT to send peace, but a sword.  35  For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36  And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 

When Yahusha spoke these words, He knew with perfect precision what He was saying.  He chose His words with complete precision, never saying what He did not intend to say.  He could have said “I came not to send peace, but division/discord/hatred/enmity” or some other word.

But He did not use those words. 

He said He came to send a sword, just as He meant when He ordered us to Continue reading “When Yahusha Sends, Who Does He Send? Why Does He Send Them? What Do They Do?”

Examining Commands – How Our Lack Of Understanding Spreads Error World-Wide

Let’s begin a divine instruction study by starting at Deuteronomy (DaBarim, Hebrew for “The Words”), ch 12.  While there are many commands of Yahuah, beginning in Genesis with “Let light come to be”, DaBarim 12 is the only place that I find which begins with:

These are the laws and rightrulings which you guard to do in the land which your Yahuah, Alahim of your fathers, is giving you to possess, all the Yomim (days) that you live on the soil.”

If you are obedient to the command in Numbers that states from the mouth of Yahuah that there is one law in the congregation of the Hebrews and the non-Hebrews, that we are all commanded to submit to the same set of instructions, then congratulations, for you have received the love for the Truth.

Here is the command to the congregation –

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Dabarim 12 – The Words: Making Understanding His Will Easy

Getting The Words correct is not difficult, although there is a lot to discover.  Change will occur as we learn from the Ruach HaKodesh (translated as ‘Holy Spirit’ in most bibles), who is the only true teacher of The Words.

“The Words” are the first words of Dabarim (aka Deuteronomy but Dabarim means “The Words”).

Deu 1:1  These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan; in the wilderness, in the Arabah, opposite to Suph, between Paran and Tophel, and Laban and Hazeroth, and Dizahab;
Deu 1:2  eleven days from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea.
Deu 1:3  And it happened, in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month on the first of the month, Moses spoke to the sons of Israel according to all that Jehovah had commanded him concerning them;

I would like to begin with Chapter 12.

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The Red Dragon of Revelation Comes For One Small and Specific Group of People – Revelation 12:17

Rev 12:17  And the dragon was enraged over the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, those keeping the commandments of God, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ.

In the Book of The Revelation, and in fact in the entire Holy Bible, there is only one group of human beings that The Dragon seeks to kill.  Who is this select group?

The group that the Dragon seeks to destroy consists entirely and exclusively of human beings who do two things: Have the testimony of Yahusha (Jesus) and KEEP the Commandments of Yahuah (the Lord God Almighty). Continue reading “The Red Dragon of Revelation Comes For One Small and Specific Group of People – Revelation 12:17”

So Just What Exactly Is That “Tassel” Thing The “JEWS” Wear?

I must confess that I copied this article on the Tzitzit from http://www.setapartpeople.com/tzit-tzit-a-reminder-throughout-our-generations .   Its a good article that includes more details than I personally would bother with, but it does include the correct references to Abraham and his descendants.

Who are the descendants of Abraham?

Those who worship the same El as does Abraham.  A key point is this: worship means we study His Word and apply His commands in our daily lives, and this includes all of the holy days established by Yahuah.

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Wonderful Video On The Commands Of Yahuah

This is a good video presentation on the obedience to the commands of Yahuah.  The one glaring omission is defining “sin” for people, which in 1 John 3:4 is stated “sin is transgression (violation) of the law.”

That one simple scripture is a vital key to understanding that Continue reading “Wonderful Video On The Commands Of Yahuah”

The Law: What Is It? Where Do I find It? How Do I Obey It?

How To Study The Instructions Of Yahuah – It Is Only Difficult When We Personally Make It Difficult

When one is new to Torah observance, one can find oneself at a loss regarding “Where to start”. Its funny that Yahuah left us His “Instructions” or “Words” (mistransliterated as “Law”), without a “Start Here” button to click.

So one will ask friends, search the interweb, read various sections of Torah and generally attempt to piece together a process of study. One thing for sure you will learn, as did I, is this: Obedience is easy until we make it difficult ourselves.  It is our selfish flesh that makes obedience difficult, every time.

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How Yahusha Set The Obedient Free From The Requirement of Stoning

When studying the commands of Yahuah, one comes across commands that seem uniquely difficult to obey.  Specifically, I speak of the commands to stone certain people to death. Continue reading “How Yahusha Set The Obedient Free From The Requirement of Stoning”