Chapter 1:

Listening Halt

Today I’d like to talk about what the US Army Special Forces has in common with both sheep, and us. In the Special Forces, we trained for many different kinds of missions, but one of our missions called for being inserted 800 to 1200 miles behind enemy lines (usually via parachute). It is kind of […]

Chapter 2:

Once Saved, Always Saved?

The popular Christian doctrine of “once saved, always saved” says that once we accept Yeshua’s sacrifice for our sins, it no longer matters what we do. It says that because we are now under grace, that we can knowingly break (or disregard) the Torah, and that we will still make it into His kingdom. “Once […]

Chapter 3:

About Righteous Judgment

In John 7:24, Yeshua tells us not to judge according to appearances, but to judge with righteous judgment. Yochanan (John) 7:24 24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” There is both righteous and unrighteous judgment, and we have to be careful which one we use. In Matthew 7:1-6 Yeshua teaches […]

Chapter 4:

Yeshua the Celibate Nazirite

When Yahweh made mankind, He gave us a powerful urge to reproduce. B’reisheet (Genesis) 1:28 28 Then Elohim [God] blessed them, and Elohim said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it….” Yahweh put this inclination right into our flesh, making the sex drive one of the most powerful of all […]

Chapter 5:

About Inspiration and Scripture

What constitutes Scripture? And what is it that makes Scripture inspired? The answer may be different than we think. The Apostle Kepha (Peter) implies that Shaul’s (Paul’s) writings are Scripture, seeing as he compares Shaul’s writings with the “rest of the Scriptures.” Kepha Bet (2 Peter) 3:15-16 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our […]

Chapter 6:

About Tassels (Tzitzit)

Scripture tells us to make tassels on the four corners of the clothing with which we cover ourselves, so that we might look upon them, and remember to do all of His commandments. Bemidbar (Numbers) 15:37-40 37 Again Yahweh spoke to Moshe, saying, 38 “Speak to the children of Israel: Tell them to make tassels […]

Chapter 7:

Loving Judah

It is important that we love our brothers in Judah. While we do have some differences with them, and while we are presently denied an ability to live in the land of Israel, we need always to show our Jewish brothers the kind of love that we would like to be shown. If we ever […]

Chapter 8:

The Lunar Sabbath Error

In The Torah Calendar study we explain the calendar Yahweh tells us to keep in Scripture. One thing we see is that the days begin at evening. This can be seen by the simple fact that Genesis 1 tells us the evening and the morning constitute a day. B’reisheet (Genesis) 1:19 19 So the evening […]

Chapter 9:

The Equinox Error

This study explains why it is not necessary to set the head of the year according to the vernal equinox (and indeed, why it is wrong to do so). When we live in the land of Israel, all Israelite males must come up to Jerusalem three times a year; and Yahweh says not to appear […]

Chapter 10:

How Long is a Hebrew Day?

Genesis 1 tells us that a day is made up of both an evening (nighttime) portion, and a morning (“daylight”) portion. For example: B’reisheet (Genesis) 1:31b 31b So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Leviticus 23:32 also tells us that the Day of Atonement lasts from one evening to the next. This […]

Chapter 11:

Circumcision and the Passover

This study shows how the Torah and the Prophets both require all native-born males in Israel to be physically circumcised. Those who join themselves to the nation of Israel may join in the Sabbath in an uncircumcised state, but they may not partake of the Passover without first having become physically circumcised. In Hebrew, a […]

Chapter 12:

About the Passover Seder

When Israel was in Egypt, Yahweh told Israel to keep the Passover by taking a lamb on the tenth of the month, and then offering it up on the afternoon of the fourteenth. Our forefathers were to sacrifice their lambs in the mid-afternoon, and apply the blood to their doorposts. Then they were to eat […]

Chapter 13:

About Shaul’s Ministry

Some believe the Apostle Shaul (Paul) taught heresy, and they want to remove his works from Scripture. This is a mistake. Yahweh hand-picked Shaul, and said he was a “chosen vessel” to bear His name before the returning gentile Ephraimites, kings, and the children of Israel. He also said Shaul would have to suffer a […]

Chapter 14:

Laodicea: “The People Rule”

In Torah Government, we explain that originally there was no need for government because all men were literally brothers, and their fathers (the patriarchs) ruled over their families. However, even then there was murder and the fruits of the flesh. B’reisheet (Genesis) 4:8-9 8 Now Qayin [Cain] talked with Hevel [Abel] his brother; and it […]

Chapter 15:

Are We Believers or Disciples?

Dare we ask? What’s the difference between a believer and a disciple, anyway? And why would it matter? Mark tells us that Yeshua had compassion on the four thousand believers who came to Him. Yeshua healed their sicknesses, and He also performed a miracle to feed them; but then He sent them away. Marqaus (Mark) […]

Chapter 16:

Hearing Yeshua’s Voice

As we show in the Nazarene Israel study, the original faith was called Nazarene Israel. In Fulfilling the Great Commission we show that Nazarene Israel was unified, and that it had a clergy of servant-leadership that heard and obeyed Yahweh’s voice. Nazarene Israel was replaced by Catholic Christianity. Catholic Christianity established a corrupted doctrine, and […]

Chapter 17:

Messianism: The Church in Transition

In Fulfilling the Great Commission, we show that the Messianic movement is essentially an extension of Protestant and independent Christianity; and because it is an extension of Protestant/Independent Christianity, the Messianics make doctrinal mistakes similar to the Protestants and independent Christians. One of the key errors Protestant and independent Christians make is that they fail […]

Chapter 18:

Acts 15 in the Context of Unity

In Fulfilling the Great Commission we show that both the Torah and the Renewed Covenant tell us to: Unite Organize Appoint leadership Yet, if the Torah and the Renewed Covenant tell us to organize and appoint leadership, but the Messianics refuse, then how can they claim to “keep the Torah”? The Catholics, the Protestants, independent […]

Chapter 19:

What is the Church?

As we show in Nazarene Israel, the original faith of the apostles was called the “Nazarene sect” (i.e., Nazarene Israel). However, there were several other variants of the faith in the first century. One of these was called Christianity. Christianity is similar to the Nazarene faith, except they do not believe in keeping the full […]

Chapter 20:

Come All the Way Out

Revelation 12:13-17 says that when the dragon saw he had been cast to earth, he persecuted the woman (true Israel) who gave birth to the male child (Yeshua). The woman was given two wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness to her place. There she is nourished for a time […]

Chapter 21:

Definition: Elder

In Fulfilling the Great Commission, we saw that Yeshua hand-picked His disciples. His disciples responded by laying down their lives in the world, and serving Him with all of their mind, heart, and strength. Luqa (Luke) 14:33 33 “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” Yeshua […]

Chapter 22:

The Titus 1:5 Test

Are we keeping the same faith the apostles kept in the first century? One simple test is to see if we are obeying Titus 1:5. But before we get to Titus 1:5, let’s back up a bit, to gain some better perspective of what is being said. In Acts 9:15, Yahweh said that Shaul was […]

Chapter 23:

The Role of Congregational Elders

As we explained in Fulfilling the Great Commission and in Nazarene Israel v4, the congregations are not to be led by rabbis, or pastors, but by congregational elders. These elders are appointed by the apostles. The way it works is that an apostle goes to a city or town, to find out who is worthy […]

Chapter 24:

The Bride’s Journey Home

In Nazarene Israel we show how Avraham and Israel’s children were scattered out into the world in order to fulfill the promises given to the patriarchs. Every family, every nation, and every clan had to receive of their genetics, so that the whole world could become heir to the promise of salvation in Messiah Yeshua, […]

Chapter 25:

About Ritual Cleanness

In this chapter we are going to talk about three different things: spiritual health, physical health, and ritual cleanness. These are three totally different things, but sometimes there are relationships between them. However, we have to be careful what conclusions we draw, because the relationships do not always hold true in reverse. Before we begin, […]

Chapter 26:

Headcoverings in Scripture

Many Christians believe men should not cover their heads while praying. This doctrine is usually based on First Corinthians Eleven and Verse Four. In the New King James Version this passage reads: 1st Corinthians 11:4 (NKJV) 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. This translation conflicts with the Torah, […]

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