Chapter 1:

Why the Torah Calendar?

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The Jews have an ancient saying—that whoever’s calendar a man keeps, that is who he worships. If we will reflect on this saying for a little while, we should be able to see that it is true.

In Scripture, a master tells his servant what to do. By the same, whoever a man willingly chooses to obey, that person is his master. But how does this relate to the calendar we choose to keep?

Muslims keep the Islamic Calendar because they worship Allah. By the same token, Christians keep the Roman Gregorian “Christian” calendar because they worship (worth-ship) Pope Gregory, who made that calendar. This may seem like an outlandish statement to some, but if they did not worth-ship Pope Gregory, then they would not consider his calendar to be worthy either—and therefore they would not keep it.

Orthodox Jews keep the Orthodox Jewish calendar. The reason they keep this calendar is because they believe the Orthodox Jewish rabbinate to be worthy to tell them which calendar to keep. Sadly, this calendar is different from the one Yahweh (“Jehovah”) says to keep.

If we believe that Yahweh is our Elohim, and if we claim to serve and worship Him alone, then shouldn’t we keep His calendar (and His calendar alone)?

Joshua the son of Nun told the children of Israel that they had to make a choice as to whom they would serve.

Yehoshua (Joshua) 24:15
15 And if it seems evil to you to serve Yahweh, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the elohim (gods) which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the elohim (gods) of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh.”

Whether we know it or not, each one of us has to make a choice as to whom we will serve. Will we keep the Islamic Calendar, and serve Allah? Will we keep the Roman Gregorian ‘Christian’ Calendar, and thereby serve Pope Gregory, and the Papacy? Will we keep the Orthodox Jewish Rabbinical Calendar, and serve Rabbi Hillel II and the Jewish rabbinate? Or will we choose to serve Yahweh our Elohim, and keep only the calendar He commands His people to keep, in His word?

If you choose to serve Yahweh, and if you desire to keep the calendar He asks His people Israel to keep in all of their generations, then this study is for you.

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