Paul vs Yahshua - Whose teaching leads to Eternal life?
For many readers the information in this article will be startling, some may even be shocked. After reading this article you will see for yourself that if you follow contemporary Christianity and its teachings then you are following Saul/Paul and not Yahshua (aka Jesus), because Yahshua's message of eternal life is entirely opposite to what Paul teaches. We can hear many of you say... "That can’t be true” or “he has to be wrong.” But we ask you to read this article and THINK . . . .THINK . . . . Of what we will show you, and what Scripture and Yahshua says. For in the end, you are directly responsible before YHWH (Yahweh). He is sending you and many of His children today appeals to repent and return to the true faith He has once given to the ancients.
One last thing; you might wonder what the end-result would be of this study. It is our hope that when you complete this article you, the reader will be able to understand that Christianity is best understood and practiced from an Israelite viewpoint which restores the keeping of the Covenant/ Commandments. Such emphasis is almost totally lacking in the Christian church today. Also, a renewed emphasis in righteous living according to the principles established in the Hebrew Bible that Yahshua used will replace the current perversion of living as seen in most churches and on televisions today. What you will come to see is that all these above things, and more, will embody the true salvation (deliverance), through repentance and lead to inheriting eternal life.
Yahshua an Israelite taught historical Yahwism (aka Israelism)……. Not Christianity!
Few will take issue with the statement; that in the Greek Testament, Yahshua is pictured as a Yahudi of the tribe of Yahudah who believed in the historical belief of the ancient fathers, belief in Yahwism (the God named Yahweh), and he taught others to be faithful to Israel’s Covenant/Contract (Ten Commandments) forever! Also important, is that this information is not for those who are not of Israel. The Hebrew writings, the Aramaic and the applicable Greek writings are the history of the Adamic Israelite people, and Yahweh’s dealing with them. Scripture is not for, or about all the various races of people on the globe, although they can become true followers by becoming obedient to the Commandments (Isaiah 56), and just like any “blood” Israelite also become members of the same house-hold under the same conditions as any other true Israelite “by Covenant.”
In this article we will quote many verses from the Greek Testament. It is important to understand from the outset that although much in the Greek Testament is unreliable, when we find places in it where the author (most of them unknown) agrees with Moses and the Prophets we will have found a witness to the Word of Yahweh as recorded in the Tan’akh (the Hebrew Israelite Bible). In this article we will show you that many of the Greek Testament writings actually oppose Moses and the Prophets, and also Yahshua's teachings, and that they are irreconcilably contradictory to the Gospel (as it is recorded) that Yahshua preached, and which at times can be found along side of them in the Greek Testament. Both passages confirming that Yahshua believed and taught both Moses and the Prophets regarding salvation, as well as verses contradicting what Yahshua taught have remained included in the Greek Testament throughout the years. These verses remain the purpose of our review. They remain to show the careful reader and student the truth among the fiction that was written and recorded by the various writers of the Greek New Testament, (many of them unknown) including the many alterations and deceptive translations, that were made when the Greek and Hebrew was translated into English and other languages.
Likewise, the purpose could well be to reassure True Israelites who are in doubt about their Yahwistic belief, (belief in the God named Yahweh) and are thinking of leaving for the religion of Christianity. Yahwism and torah has always been and will always be the road to Yahweh for the people of Yahweh; both True Israelites, and proselytes to Yahwism. Those unsure Israelites, and deceived Christians can perhaps have their belief in Yahweh, torah, and Yahwism rekindled and can be kept on Yahweh's pathway by the very same Bible Book through which they have unknowingly deserted their people and Yahweh! Israelites who may already have left their faith as well as Christians who are returning to the Israelite faith once given the saints are daily having their eyes re-opened to the truths we will reveal in this article. Prayerfully, many will return through repentance to the Sovereign Mighty One, the Life-force Essence of all that exists, and of Israel, who surely is waiting with a Father’s patience, understanding and willing forgiveness. Believe Yahshua in this matter - eternal life is obtained through Yahwism. Paul teaches otherwise and contradicts Yahshua on this matter, as we will see.
For devout Israelites, and Christians, who have studied to see the errors of their prior faith and have returned to the correct and historical belief, the revelations in this article will be a very comfortable corroboration of their firm faith in the set-apartness of the religion taught by the prophet Yahshua; namely Biblical Yahwism. Others who read these verses will bring to them their own heritage and will make of them what they will. In other words they will continue to selectively hear what they choose regardless of the facts presented here, or regardless of what Yahshua taught, as was recorded by some of the (more-believable) Greek witnesses.
These pages of reverse proof-texts are intended to strengthen the course Yahweh set up for Israelites as well as non-Israelites and to fortify their faithfulness and devotion to His plan of salvation for Adam-man. In effect, here you will discover confirmation of Biblical Yahwism’s everlasting truth and validity through the words of Yahshua and others in the Greek Testament. Often this confirmation will conflict with what Paul/Saul taught, but more on that we will see later.
Who will you believe, Yahshua or Paul? . . . . . . Read this then believe Yahshua!
Matthew 5:17-19, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law [torah], or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law [torah], till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least Commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of heaven."
Try and read the above passage over three or four times. Get the intent of Yahshua into your mind and soul. You can read this over and over and never end your astonishment; especially in light of what you have heard preached in the churches. Remember that these are Yahshua's words saying he is here to follow the torah, not end the Commandments. Until heaven and earth pass away, i.e. the world ends, the globe and the heavens destroyed, the torah as written will be in effect, according to Yahshua. When all passes away, there will of course be no need for the torah! Israelites and Non-Israelites who keep the torah and teach it are greatly loved by Yahweh, while those who disregard the torah and teach its transgression and defile it are not. Notice that the word "fulfill” means "to come to pass," in this case and context it is referring to the “passing of heaven and earth." We know this because the following sentence continues the idea that the torah will not change until the world (arranged system) ends, which still has not yet occurred in over two thousand years after Yahshua made the statement.
Luke 16:16-17, "The law [torah] and the prophets were until John (the Baptist): since that time the Kingdom [or Council] of Yahweh is preached, and every man presseth into it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law [torah[ to fail."
Note: To Continue this study, the Hebrew word “torah” must be understood!
Torah is NOT Law - by Jeff A. Benner http://ahlb.ancient-hebrew.org
The Hebrew word תורה (torah, Strong's #8451)
is usually translated into the English word "Law". Because of this
translation there is a great misunderstanding of what "torah"
truly is. "TORAH IS NOT LAW". When we use the word
"law" we assume a certain meaning and concept of the word that is not
present in the Hebrew Scriptures.
Let us start by looking at the Etymology of the Hebrew word torah so that we may better understand its true definition. The word torah comes from the Hebrew root word תורה (Y.R.H, Strong's #8451), a verb which means "to flow or throw something".
This can be a flowing of an arrow from an archer's bow, or the flowing of a finger to point out a direction. Nouns are derived from the verb by making one or two changes to the verb root. For instance, when the י (the letter yud) is replaced by n ו (the letter vav) and a מ (the letter mem) is added to the front of the word, the noun מורה (moreh, Strong's #4175) is formed and means "one who does the flowing".
This can be an archer who flows an arrow, or a teacher who flows his finger to point out the way the student is to go in the walk of life. Another noun is formed the same way except that a ת (the letter tav) is placed at the front of the word instead of a מ (the letter mem) and we have the word torah. torah is "what is flowed by the Moreh". This can be the arrow from the archer or the teachings and instructions from the teacher.
A hebraic definition of torah is "a set of Instructions, from a father to his children, violation of these instructions are disciplined in order to foster obedience and train his children". Notice how the word torah is translated in the New International Version translation in the following passages.
"Listen, my son, to your
father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching [torah]." (Proverbs
1:8). "My son, do not forget my teaching [torah], but keep my commands
in your heart". (Proverbs 3:1)
The purpose of a parents torah is to teach and bring the children to maturity. If the torah is violated out of disrespect or defiant disobedience, the child is punished. If the child desires to follow the instructions out of a loving obedience but falls short of the expectations, the child is commended for the effort and counseled on how to perform the instructions better the next time.
Unlike torah, law is a set of
rules from a government and binding on a community. Violation of the rules
require punishment. With this type of law, there is no room for teaching,
either the law was broken with the penalty of punishment or it was not broken.
God, as our heavenly Father, gives his children his torah in the same
manner as parents give their torah to their children, not in the manner
as a government does to its citizens.
"Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD, the man you teach from your torah" (Psalms 94:12)
End of Benner “torah is NOT Law”
Preaching the Kingdom (Yahweh’s rule, His Council) and reign over mankind through submission to the King’s decrees…. torah is emphasized since John the Baptist, Yahshua said. But the Commandments are still effective and good, to be fulfilled until the world ends. Notice for yourself that in no way does "until John" signify the end of the Commandments or the torah, because the very next sentence substantiates the torah’s validity forever (easier for heaven and earth to pass…. notice again that this has not occurred yet).
Luke 16:19-20,22-24,27-31, "There was a certain rich man, . . . And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, . . . the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, . . . And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, . . . I pray thee . . . send him (Lazarus) to my father's house: . . . that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said No, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent (Yahshua and not Paul). And he said unto him, if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead."
Question: Is this a Greek Testament teaching?
Question: Did you notice that Yahshua’s words as recorded in the Greek Testament is teaching (in this allegory) that making it to Abraham’s bosom (Heaven) was connected to listening to Moses and the Prophets?
Question: What is this parable from Luke really teaching?
Notice first that it is Yahshua and not Paul who is doing the teaching in this story. Yahshua clearly relates in this story that the torah of Moses and the words of the prophets which teach repentance lead the faithful to Abraham's bosom. Moses and the prophets are the pathway to eternal life in heaven according to Yahshua. Yahshua taught this but not Paul. If you will be honest with yourself most of you are typical Christians, and the vast majority have been told by their Pastors and Churches that they are not under the torah (Moses and the Prophets), but rather, they are under grace (Paul). They have been told that the torah (Moses and the Prophets) has passed away for Christians and they are no longer under the torah but under grace (Paul’s gospel). In other words you have listened to Paul, but you have ignored Yahshua.
Question: But how can the teaching of Paul in this regard be opposite to what Yahshua said, and since it is opposite, who are you to trust for your eternal life?
Matthew 19:16-19 (Mark 10:17, 19) (Luke 18:18, 20) . . . here is a direct question to Yahshua ". . . Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him . . . if thou wilt enter into life, keep the Commandments . . . Which? Yahshua said, Thou shall do no murder, Thou shall not commit adultery, Thou shall not steal, Thou shall not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself . . .”
Question: Did you notice that “inheriting eternal life” is connected by Yahshua with “keeping the Commandments.” All of these are categories of the Commandments called “The Ten Commandments.”
Question: Is Yahshua referring to the Ten Commandments or is there something Non-Israelites unacquainted with Yahshua's religious belief system are missing in his teaching?
It may surprise you, but each Tablet was separated by Commandments between man and Yahweh and between man and man. In other words, the First Tablet is dealing with how man relates to Yahweh according to Yahweh’s Commandments, and the Second Tablet is dealing with how man relates with man. When Yahshua tells man “thou salt not steal” he is telling man to keep the different facets of this broad Commandment as well, because the Bible also enumerates the various ways that the Commandments can be kept and broken.
Question: Is Yahshua teaching us that inheriting eternal life is connected to keeping and observing the Commandments of Yahweh? The answer to that question must clearly be “yes.”
The way to eternal life for both Israelites and the Non-Israelites, according to Yahshua, is the keeping of the Commandments of Yahweh. That this is instructed by Yahshua is plainly presented in Scripture.
Mat 19:20, “the young man saith unto him, all these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Mat 19:21 Yahshua said unto him, if thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. “
Notice that in the above verses the young man wants to be praised, and with pride he asks if he lacked anything. To which Yahshua replies, that to be “perfect” he should sell everything he owns and give it to the poor and instead, receive treasure in heaven: "and come and follow me." The man, on hearing this, leaves disturbed because he has great wealth and doesn't want to lose it. There is no indication that "follow me,” means anything else but to accompany Yahshua and reject his wealth. The message is clear, that keeping the Commandments leads to eternal life, but perfection requires a greater commitment.
Mark 12: 28-31, (Matthew 22:36-40) “. . . To the question.... Which is the first (greatest) Commandment of all? And Yahshua answered him, “the first of all the Commandments is, Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our Mighty One is one Yahweh: And thou shall love Yahweh thy Mighty One with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first Commandment. And the second is like, namely this; thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other Commandment greater than these. (On these two Commandments hang all the torah and the prophets)." Yahshua selected Deuteronomy 6:4-5 and Leviticus 19:18 as forming the greatest two.
Luke 10:25-28, ". . . Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, what is written in the Commandments? How readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shall love Yahweh thy Mighty One with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbor as thyself. And he said unto him. Thou hast answered right: do this and thou shall live."
Question: Did you make the connection between “inherit eternal life” and “thou shall live” as also referring to eternal life? We hope you did because this is typical Hebrew parallelism.
Question: Have you noticed that in Luke 10:25-28, Matthew 19:16-19, Mark 10:17-19, and Luke 18:18-20 something very important is repeated?
Question: What is it?
Namely, that possessing and inheriting eternal life is always connected with responsibility, by doing something……not with just believing in or into someone or something!
Question: How does Luke 10:25-28 teach us more than we learn from Mark 12:28-31?
The writer of the Gospel of Luke goes one step further than the one just given, Mark 12:28-31. Here we have the Greek Testament recording and teaching us of the indisputable link between the “doing” of the Commandments of Yahweh and eternal life, which is the reward for keeping them.
Question: Are you aware that Yahshua is teaching us in the Greek Testament, that eternal life is to be taught from the torah…… the same torah that tells us “what to do” and what you most likely have been told has passed away or which you have been told you are no longer under obligation "to follow"?
It is evident that Yahshua said, in the Greek Testament, that the torah of Moses, as epitomized in Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18, is the pathway to personal salvation and eternal life. Yes, Yahshua said this as found recorded in the Greek Testament.
Mark 12:32-34, "And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one Yahweh; and there is none other but he: And to love him with all the heart (alone as the one Yahweh), and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. . . . Yahshua . . . said unto him, Thou art not far from the Kingdom of Yahweh . . ."
Question: Did you notice that acknowledging the oneness of Yahweh, and not the Trinity or triune-ness of Yahweh, is connected with the reward of Yahweh’s Kingdom and eternal life?
Question: Did you likewise notice that loving Yahweh and one’s neighbor who is created in the likeness of Yahweh is connected with inheriting eternal life?
I John 5:3, “For this is the love of [for] Yahweh, that we keep his Commandments: and his Commandments are not grievous.”
Question: Since we are told that loving Yahweh is connected to eternal life, did you notice the Greek Testament teaches “how” the love for Yahweh is to be manifested?
Question: Does the Greek Testament teach us that loving Yahweh is manifested through the keeping of the Commandments? Yes, it sure does!
This is a straight follow-through of Mark 12:28-31, which connects the acknowledgment of the oneness of Yahweh, loving Him, and loving one’s neighbor as written in the Commandments, with the reward of Yahweh's Kingdom. This passage demonstrates Yahshua's Yahwism through and through. Notice that the term "Master" means good teacher, not anything more.
Matthew 7:12 (Luke 6:31), "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the torah and the prophets."
If you thought that "do unto others" is not true Yahwism or that it is different from "love your neighbor as yourself," you can clearly see here that it is totally of Yahwism origin. Yahshua declared that it is the torah and the prophets. All is of Yahweh.
Luke 11:28, ". . . blessed are they that hear the word of Yahweh and keep it."
Notice, that when the writer of Luke penned this verse, that there was no Greek Testament in existence and that the only possible identity we can give to “the word of Yahweh” was from the torah, the Prophets, and the Writings…. In other words, the Israelite Hebrew Bible.
Matthew 7:21, "Not everyone . . . shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
Again we find the expressed will of the Father in the torah, Prophets, and Writings…the Israelite Hebrew Bible.
Matthew 3:15, “. . . it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness . . ."
These powerful statements are tucked in between verses, which emphasize other ideas. But they can stand-alone. And, standing alone is, that they are of Yahwism. Yahshua believed that the will of Yahweh is revealed in the word of Yahweh, through the Hebrew Bible. In the Hebrew Bible we learn the torah and the Prophets. Thereby, we can perform righteousness, as Yahweh desires by adhering to what they teach. This is also what Yahshua believed.
Luke 19:8-9, " . . . half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Yahshua said unto him, this day is salvation come to this house forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham."
What comes next is very important to understand. Yahshua taught that even a partial fulfillment of the Commandments of the torah is accepted by Yahweh. In the above verse it is recorded for us that Zaccheus repented by observing 2 Commandments. In fact, as taught by Yahshua, even by rectifying transgression of the torah and doing good deeds a person can be deserving of life. It is the heartfelt and sincere effort, not the success in total compliance with Yahweh's ordinances, which is required of us to be righteous and what gains us eternal life.
Question: How confident should we feel about our eternal life if we have followed teachings that say that obedience or the striving to keep the Commandments of Yahweh doesn't matter any longer? . . that we are now saved by “grace.” Or, that these same Commandments that Yahshua connects with eternal life have been taught to us as if they have passed away and are no longer of importance in our lives, or to our eternal security?
Question: Are we forgiven by Yahweh for not trying to choose those things that please Him by keeping His Commandments? Is obedient conduct really connected to eternal life as Yahshua taught, or is he wrong and is Paul right?
This is all the more reason to study to learn how keeping the Commandments is both pleasing to Yahweh, and is a demonstration of our love for Him and our fellow man. To do otherwise is not to love Yahweh, but rather, shows our ambivalence toward Him.
Luke 13:28, "There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of Yahweh, and you yourselves thrust out."
Here Yahshua said that the fathers of Yahwism and the goodly Hebrew prophets are all accepted into the Kingdom of Yahweh. Evidently, good Israelites need nothing more than the Hebrew religion for life eternal as is Yahshua's own belief.
Now for the hard part. Notice that Yahshua also said that many of his followers (the “you” in the above verse) will not get into Yahweh's Kingdom and inherit eternal life and salvation because of their sinfulness.
Question: Does this same Greek Testament teach that “transgression of the Commandments is sin”? Yes, it does.
Question: Did you notice what is missing from the above words of Yahshua?
There is no Pauline religious belief (or faith) system mentioned here as a means of eternal life for the followers of Yahshua!
There is no Christological "faith" presented here as an antidote for the spiritual wickedness for mankind.
There is no “easy believe system here” taught by Yahshua or his Apostles as a way to eternal life; on the contrary, every time he and the other Apostles emphasized the same thing; namely an earnest attempt to live by, and keep the Commandments of Yahweh, in order to inherit eternal life!
If you have paid attention so far in this article, we have shown you that Yahshua repeatedly connects eternal life with keeping the Commandments of Yahweh.
Nowhere does Yahshua teach that a belief or faith “in him” brings to those followers eternal life! In fact Yahshua teaches just the opposite
John 4:22, " (Yahshua to Samaritan) “Ye worship ye know not what: we (the Yahudi people) know what we worship: for salvation (Israelite theology) is of the Yahudi."
Yahshua "worships" what the Yahudi and True Israelites worship, His name is Yahweh.
Question: Salvation is of whom…the Yahudi (Israelite theology) or of the Christians (Christian Pauline theology)?
The passage from John 4:22 is even more startling when one realizes that the Samaritan woman was part Non-Israelite mixed with Israelite heritage and ancestry. In other words, she is a mixture; not only of blood line but religious teaching as well. She is a perfect example of the indoctrinated Christian today who follows Paul instead of Yahshua. Paul was part right, but also many times wrong.
Let’s look at Paul where he gets some things right.
I Corinthians 6:9-10, (Paul) "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of Yahweh? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the Kingdom of Yahweh."
Question: In this passage are you aware that Paul is in full agreement with Yahshua and his teachings on eternal life?
Question: Are you aware that there are Commandments in the torah forbidding each of the above conducts?
Although Paul adds some of his own ideas, the basic listing of "thou shall nots" is derived from the Commandments. He stresses what he considers unrighteousness and Paul says that transgression of the torah prevents people from earning reward of heaven. Paul, here, reveals his belief in the teachings of the torah and its stand on eternal life. Paul is in agreement here with Yahshua and the other Apostles and their teachings on inheriting eternal life.
We wish it could end here but it does not. In the next article we will look intently to where Paul deviates from and teaches against Yahshua's teachings concerning eternal life. This will be difficult for many, but as we have tried to show you, such an exercise to recover truth is very necessary because your eternal life is dependent upon whom you believe and follow…. Yahshua or Paul. Let us now look at Paul's Salvation Message and see if it agrees with what you have just read.
WHERE PAUL DEPARTS FROM YAHSHUA AND HIS TEACHINGS ABOUT ETERNAL LIFE
Paul shaped the non-Israelite Assembly in a manner which stripped away all links to Yahwism and cursed it at the same time. The Greek Testament (the Pauline letters) teaches, in places, that Yahwism is bad and abandoned and by Yahweh, while Christianity is good and loved. In other places the Greek Testament teaches just the opposite. In some places the Greek Testament says the torah is not valid and the Covenant is dead for Israelites. Instead of Moses being taught to all mankind, Paul teaches that the Church’s laws and the existing Covenant is dead for the Yahudi, and Israelites as well as Non-Israelites. Instead, the Church’s laws, and those given by Paul should take their place.
While Paul advanced a separation from Yahwism, Yahshua announced Yahwism’s greatness. The same Greek Testament in which you just saw Yahshua promote Yahwism, in other places condemns Yahwism through Paul. We just showed you that Yahshua was a practicing believing Israelite who taught faithfulness to his religion’s torah and the Israelitish way of inheriting eternal life. Yahshua affirmed torah, Moses, and the Prophets as the way to Yahweh and inheriting eternal life. He and his family all observed the customs, holidays, and the Sabbath. Yahshua said personal salvation is obtained through Yahwism and not through any other way. In fact Yahshua would command that such teachings be taken to all the nations whereby all the dispersed Israelites, from all the tribes would be taught to “observe those things” Yahshua had commanded of his followers, (Matt. 10: 5-7).
Paul and his "new" brand of Religion "Christianity," in contrast to all that had been both believed and taught before by Moses, and the Prophets, as well as by Yahshua himself, announced a new way to salvation, but it was not through faith in Yahweh and obedience to Him through His Commandments. The belief system Yahshua taught was replaced by belief “in Yahshua” and in his death for sins, and in “his resurrection from the dead,” the messenger had become the message.
Question: Can you find just one place where Yahshua teaches this same salvation doctrine as was promoted by Paul?
We ask you to keep the teachings of Yahshua in focus as you read Paul. The Greek Testament in places contradicts itself. That is a fact. You must be sharp enough to see it for yourself when you read. No matter what Paul says he cannot invalidate Yahshua's own words in the same book. It is a matter of who you will believe. If you listen to Yahshua, as we have laid out for you, you will see that he continually proclaimed Israel’s eternal truths. Paul does not.
PAUL CONTRADICTS HIMSELF.....
What is the most perplexing when studying Paul is that he is not consistent in what he says. Most have probably never seen this, but in the remaining pages we will attempt to reveal to you the contradictions that come from the mouth and pen of Paul regarding salvation. When we look at Yahshua, his message is consistent with what has always been taught through Moses and the Prophets, and the words spoken to him by Yahweh Himself. But with Paul we have another matter, because he will not always agree with what he has said before. If you are not observant in your Bible study you can easily overlook such things. Let us begin our critical examination of the message of Paul on salvation.
Remembering what Yahshua just said about eternal life and keeping of the Commandments. Let us see Paul’s view on the matter in Romans 2:13.
Romans 2:13, “for not the hearers of the torah are just before Yahweh, but the doers of the torah shall be justified.”
Question: Does Paul in Romans 2:13 agree or disagree with what Yahshua has said about eternal life and the keeping of the Commandments of Yahweh?
So far so good. Paul in this verse agrees with the message of Yahshua regarding acceptance and eternal life with Yahweh.
But just wait. Now on a page later, (in my Bible) where the above verse was quoted from Paul, we see Paul writes something totally different and contradictory to the teachings of Yahshua.
Romans 3:28, “therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the torah.”
Question: In light of what we have just shown you can you justify Paul’s quick turn-around on this doctrinal stand so quickly, let alone a turn-around in the same epistle?
Notice that within the space of 44 verses Paul completely reverses his stand on justification and righteousness through keeping the Commandments of Yahweh. In just 44 verses!
Question: Did Paul teach "doing the torah" for justification AFTER THE CROSS in Romans 2:13? DEFINITELY YES!
Question: Does Paul contradict himself in Romans 3:28? DEFINITELY YES!
Question: So what are we to believe in the face of such contradictions of Paul when contrasted with the teachings of Yahshua and the other Apostles which teach other than does Paul?
Question: Seeing this material for yourself, whom are you going to believe for your salvation…? Yahshua, Moses, and the Prophets and their message of salvation or Paul and his message, whatever its final form?
I Corinthians 6:11, “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Master Yahshua, and by the Spirit of our Mighty One.”
Please take note that the above verse says that those who "were" transgressors had been helped by the Christology message of Paul and belief in his gospel which taught justification of the un-Godly through belief in the death and resurrection of Yahshua for eternal life. Is this what Yahshua taught? NO, never!
Question: How did that happen?
Let us understand what is really being said by Paul in this verse. Let us remember that Paul has just previously taught in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, that the heathen who are guilty of the transgression of the torahs of Yahweh are led to death and separation from Yahweh, let alone the loss of eternal life. Having understood this, then we can understand his message intended for Non-Israelites whereby he uses “Yahshua” literally as bait to get the Non-Israelites to believe in “Paul’s Yahshua” as a way for their eternal life. Let us understand that Paul used cunning (he became all things to all men in order to win some) by not telling the heathen he has to accept the torah right off the bat, but rather shrewdly uses this “Pauline Yahshua” and relaxation of Yahweh’s torah in his effort to win converts from the heathen.
Paul’s adherents among the Non-Israelites, in patterning themselves after such a Rabbi and his ethical teaching, as Yahshua, would gradually develop lives of ethical and moral conduct, which could assure that they become more Godly than before. But, such is repentance, which is always the first step in coming to Yahweh. It is true, that if you give up wickedness you are closer to “God” (Yahweh); this is true by Christianity, Yahwism, or in most other religions.
But there is one important difference from those who Paul was attempting to teach and you. You are not like the heathen, but have most likely been raised in a church most of your life. With your religious background and your love for Yahweh most of your life, what excuse do you have not to obey Yahweh fully and choose those things which pleases him, as taught by Yahshua?
Luke 1:46-47, 50-55, "And Mary said, my soul doth magnify Yahweh, and my spirit hath rejoiced in Yahweh, my Savior. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath helped his servant Israel in remembrance of his mercy; as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever."
Question: Did Mary, Yahshua's mother, call the Mighty One of Israel, (the same Mighty One who gave her people the Commandments) her Savior, or did she, based on her new revelation, call her son Yahshua there, or her “new” Savior?
Mary knew what most Christians do not. Today’s Christians read, and have been taught to believe Paul more than the words recorded from Yahshua in the Gospels. The truth is Yahweh alone is “The Savior” not Yahshua His Messiah. Israelites have salvation by Yahweh the Father. Mary had no need for a second or alternate source of salvation and eternal life. She spoke of Yahweh's greatness and His help for His servant, the people of Israel. She spoke of Yahweh's message to Abraham's children, and that the Covenant is eternal. This was the understanding of Mary after she was allegedly informed that she would have, according to the Greek Testament, a miraculous virgin birth and that the child would be the Messiah. As you can see, she spoke as a traditional, believing Israelite woman, not as the holy figure of Christianity, and absolutely NOT as a mother of Yahweh (G-d).
Luke 1:6, (Luke) "And they (Zacharias and Elizabeth) were both righteous before Yahweh, walking in all the Commandments and ordinances of Yahweh blameless."
Question: According to the Greek Testament does “walking in the Commandments and ordinances of Yahweh” allow a person to be “blameless” before Yahweh? Yes, it sure does.
Israelites as well as Non-Israelites can be free of sin, blameless, by following the Commandments, as exemplified by these two people. Therefore, we know that according to the Greek Testament witnesses, keeping the Commandments does give justification for inheriting eternal life.
But, let us see what Paul has to say on this matter.
Romans 4:3, (Paul) "For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed Yahweh, and it was counted unto him for righteousness."
Question: You have most likely heard this passage your whole life. But do you know what believing truly means as spoken in this verse?
Belief without response, or as James said it “faith without works is dead” is the meaning of the passage. Abraham believed Yahweh according to the revelation of Yahweh and RESPONDED. Because of that strong belief he took his son to Mount Moriah to be offered (i.e. the ancient practice of giving back through destruction by fire) to Yahweh. Abraham had faith and he had a concrete response to that confidence and faith, whereby he was willing to give back to Yahweh, what Yahweh had first given him, his son. Therefore, righteousness in Yahweh's eyes is to believe Yahweh's instructions and to do as Yahweh commands, as also taught by Yahshua. In Abraham's situation, it was the willingness to (gift back) his son Isaac as a whole offering to Yahweh. For us, in our day, it is keeping and following Yahweh's Commandments, not just believing that they exist.
Question: Do you find that following Yahweh’s Commandments is foolish to keep and observe since the vast majority of Christianity today teaches (because of Paul), that the Christian is no longer under torah but under a grace system which allows him to violate and not keep the Commandments as Yahshua taught?
What does Paul have to say about being righteous and walking in the Commandments and ordinances of Yahweh?
Rom 3:20-22, “Therefore by the deeds of the torah there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the torah is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of Yahweh without the torah is manifested, being witnessed by the torah and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of Yahweh which is by faith of Yahshua Messiah unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:”
Question: Is this Paul’s doctrine as well and does he agree with Yahshua and the Apostles on this major issue? No he does not. We see that Paul has contradicted the teachings of Yahshua.
Remembering what you previously read concerning the teachings of Yahshua, let us examine closely the above passage from Paul for contradictions to what both Yahshua, Moses, and the Prophets taught.
1. Moses (the torah) and the Prophets NEVER taught that obedience to Yahweh’s torah did not justify. In fact it was just the opposite they taught; namely, that obedience to the torahs of Yahweh does justify.
2. Moses (the torah) and the Prophets NEVER taught that righteousness existed apart from obedience to the torah of Yahweh, in fact they taught just the opposite.
3. Paul discounts what Moses, the Prophets, and Yahshua all taught and held in common, and then substitutes his own theology that replaces 4000 years of Biblical Hebrew Truth with a “BUT NOW” theology of justification before Yahweh by belief in Yahshua's death and resurrection.
1. Question: Who are we to believe? What do the other Apostles have to say?
I John 5:2-3, (John) ". . . we love the children of Yahweh, when we love Yahweh, and keep his Commandments. For this is the love of Yahweh, that we keep his Commandments: and his Commandments are not grievous."
Earlier we stated that we love Yahweh by keeping his Commandments. Now we see the second phase of the Greatest Commandment: loving His children and our neighbors. Notice also that ironically only by loving our neighbor are we actually loving Yahweh! Such loving of Yahweh and our neighbor requires fidelity to His Commandments, which are not hard to bear or perform. So, we read here in the Greek Testament that the Commandments are to be kept and can be kept. These torah should be observed to demonstrate our love of Yahweh and our fellow man.
Question: Can we literally keep all of Yahweh’s Commandments?
It may appear to be beyond human ability to perform all our duties to Yahweh and to always and perfectly keep the Commandments. But, Yahweh gave Commandments that are not hard to uphold, when you use all your good intentions, and with all your heart. Yahweh requires your effort, but understands that not all have achieved perfection.
It is critical at this point to understand the very important Biblical word “keep.” We tend to associate the word “keep” with the word “obey.” However, these words are very different from each other when used in Scriptural context.
When the young man that approached Yahshua in Matt. 19: 16, told Yahshua that “all these things (the Commandments) I have kept from my youth,” (Matt. 19: 20), Yahshua did not immediately rebuke him, or tell him that it would not have been possible for him to do, as Paul suggests.
Yahshua says, “if thou desires to enter into life, keep the Commandments.” This word “keep” is from the Greek word “tay-reh’-o” (Strong’s 5083) and literally means to guard from loss or injury, prop. By keeping the eye upon. In other words, we do not deliberately tread upon, slight, or discard the Commandments given to us by Yahweh, and as confirmed by Yahshua, as necessary to inherit eternal life. We maintain, uphold, and guard Yahweh’s Commandments in order to “keep” them secure, and to promote, uphold and obey them.
Is it possible to guard, promote, uphold, and obey the Commandments of Yahweh from loss or injury, and to “keep the eye upon” them? Yes it most certainly is. Is it possible to violate the Commandments of Yahweh? Yes it most certainly is, even for one that desires to keep the Commandments completely. When we at times violate the Commandments of Yahweh, we repent, seek and ask Him for forgiveness, and then strive to avoid further error. Yahweh forgives a repentant sinner.
Again let us look at Paul.
Romans 3:24, “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Yahshua: 25 Whom Yahweh hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of Yahweh; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Yahshua.”
Again you should notice Paul is teaching a completely different message from what Yahshua, Moses, Prophets, and that the Apostles taught. Again Paul stands alone in his belief. There is no place where we can find reference to any of Paul’s theology, in what Yahshua, Moses, the Prophets or the other Apostles taught. These are “un-inspired” beliefs of Paul, they are “his” opinions, but have no Scriptural support.
Rom 10:9-16, 9 “That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Master Yahshua, and shall believe in thine heart that Yahweh hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Again we see that Paul has a different way of salvation from what was taught by Yahshua, Moses, the Prophets, and the Apostles as demonstrated in this article. Paul stresses “faith only” for righteousness and not what Yahshua, Moses, the Prophets, and the other Apostles taught; namely walking in the Commandments of Yahweh for righteousness. Blind faith is for blind people.
Question: Who are you going to trust for correct teaching for eternal life…Yahshua, the Moses, the Prophets, and the True Apostles, or Paul and his fabrications, and his new religion?
We have shown you that Yahshua's message to inherit eternal life involved keeping the Commandments of Yahweh. Yahshua both taught and knew for certain that love for Yahweh and those created in His image could only be accomplished by maintaining to a standard of righteousness set by Yahweh and not by man. The need and availability of Yahweh’s Commandments, when earnestly attempted to keep, produces acceptance and eternal life. Remember Yahweh requires our effort, but understands our imperfection, and when we fail is ready to receive our heartfelt repentance for failure.
Again look at Paul and his views.
Romans 7:12, 14, 16, 22, (Paul) "Wherefore the torah is holy, and the Commandment holy, and just, and good. For we know that the torah is spiritual: . . . I consent unto the torah that it is good. For I delight in the torah of Yahweh after the inward man:"
I Timothy 1:8, (Paul) "But we know that the torah is good, if a man use it lawfully;"
Question: Does it stand to reason that Yahweh would need to replace something that is holy (set apart), just, spiritual, and good?
Question: Did you notice that Paul even said that he delights in the torah of Yahweh after the inward spirit?
2 Timothy 3:16-17, (Paul) "All scripture given by inspiration of Yahweh, is also profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of Yahweh may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
Question: Are you aware that when Paul wrote this in his letter to Timothy that there was only the Israelite Hebrew Scriptures (torah, Prophets, Writings) in existence and that the Greek Testament would not be written until much later, or not canonized (by men) until 397 AD (almost 300 years later)?
Question: Are you also aware that Paul is saying that the torah, the Prophets, and the Writings are, at the time of his writing of this epistle which is around 30 years after Yahshua's death, profitable for DOCTRINE, REPROOF, CORRECTION, AND INSTRUCTION, and leads to perfection?
Question: Don’t you find it rather strange that something that is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction for the first church is considered passed away by today’s modern church?
Question: Are you aware that Paul’s writings and his theology were not, even by him, considered “set-apart” (i.e. holy) Scripture?
You should not find these facts surprising since the creation of a Greek Testament or the creation of an alternate view of salvation and how to attain it was the furthermost thing from anyone’s mind at his time…. except maybe Paul’s.
I Peter 1:25, (Peter) "But the word of the Master (the torah, Prophets, and Writings) endures for ever...."
Understand, when Peter wrote this, Paul’s teachings were very limited in scope and accepted by only a few. In fact scholars today teach us that in no time during Paul’s life did he have over 50 adherents accept his message. In fact, Paul would later say, “all in Asia have forsaken me.” All in Asia? This again shows us that his message had a very limited scope since men from James continually followed him around to “undo” his teachings. So, you can better understand why Paul was required to appear before James twice in his life. Literally this was to answer charges as seen in Acts 21:21: “And they are informed of thee, that thou teach all the Yahudi which are among the nations (of Israel) to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.” Circumcision was a sign of the Covenant between Yahweh and Abraham and his descendants.
Gen 17:9 “And God said to Abraham, You shall keep My covenant, you and your seed after you in their generations.”
Gen 17:10 “This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your seed after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised.”
Gen 17:11 “And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin. And it shall be a token of the covenant between Me and you.”
Gen 17:12 “And a son of eight days shall be circumcised among you, every male in your generation, he that is born in the house, or bought with silver from any son of a foreigner who is not of your seed.”
Gen 17:13 “The child of your house and the purchase of your money circumcising must be circumcised. And My covenant shall be in your flesh for a perpetual covenant.”
Gen 17:14 “And an uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, his soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.”
Question: Why would Paul want the covenant (a perpetual covenant) between Yahweh and the descendants of Abraham broken, and the soul of these people cut off?
Question: Was Yahshua a covenant child circumcised according to Yahweh’s torah?
What we have demonstrated to you in this article is that Yahshua continually walked after the customs of Moses and the Prophets. Paul however, did not. Tragically many well-meaning good people have grown up in Churches that do not follow Yahshua, the Prophets, or the Commandments. Many of these Churches follow Paul instead of the Messiah Yahshua, and literally oppose the teachings of Yahshua, the Prophets, and the Apostles. Some do not know, or are not even willing to use the name of the Almighty Sovereign Creator “Yahweh” (Exodus 3:15), or the name of the only begotten son “Yahshua,” preferring instead to used the pagan title “God” for the Father and the substitute name “Jesus” for the son. The Messiah’s given Hebrew name is “Yahshua.” Yahshua is the name that is above “all” names and contains within it the name and sound of the Father’s name Yahweh. Yahshua means “Yahweh is Savior.” The Greek name Jesus has no such meaning!
Question: How are we to reconcile that the Commandments endure forever but your church teaches that Christ is the end of the torah and that the torah has ceased and that we are no longer under the torah but under grace?
Amazingly, the verses presented above from the pen of the Paul and Peter affirms the validity of the torah and the Commandments. They are described as sacred and beneficial, effective and everlasting. So you must face the fact that after the execution of Yahshua, Paul at one time believed the torah of Yahweh to be set-apart (holy), just, spiritual, and good. So did Peter for that matter.
Stop here and ask yourself this:
Question: If the torah is all these things of Yahweh, shouldn't the torah be performed and Biblical Yahwism, which is the embodiment of the torah be observed by all Yahudi, Israelites, and Non-Israelite proselytes?
Romans 10:5, (Paul) "For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the torah, that the man which doeth those things shall live by them."
Question: Did you again notice that Paul states in agreement with Moses that “righteousness is of the torah” and “that those do those things in the torah” shall “live” (have eternal life) by them?
But again another conflict of Paul is seen below.
Romans 3: 21, “but now the righteousness of Yahweh without the torah is manifested, being witnessed by the torah and the prophets;”
Question: How are we to understand Paul’s comments about a righteousness “without the torah” in light of Yahshua's teachings that connect all righteousness with observance of the torah, and the Commandments?
Question: How do you reconcile that Paul speaks of “righteousness without the torah” in Romans 3:21 and “righteousness which is of the torah,” in Romans 10:5?
Question: Are you willing to trust contradictions like this from Paul for your eternal life?
Question: Although we are warned by Paul not to believe another “gospel,” is it not evident to you that in comparison to Yahshua and his message about eternal life, that it is really Paul who teaches “another gospel”?
Question: Which of the two teachings are we to trust for our eternal life as taught by Paul…."The man which doeth those things (torah) shall live (have eternal life) by them” [Romans 10:5] or [Rom 10:9] “That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Master Yahshua, and shall believe in thine heart that Yahweh hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved”? What does this mean? Do evil men believe this?
The Hebrew Bible teaches that the torah lead to virtue, which is rewarded by everlasting life. Paul, in this passage from Romans 10:5 admits that this is the message of Moses in the Holy Scriptures. Moses communicated Yahweh's will to the Hebrew people. Then he contradicts this again only 4 verses later!
James 5:16, (James) " . . . The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
I John 3:22, (John) "And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his Commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight."
Question: Could some of our prayers that are not being answered and our lack of receiving what we ask of Yahweh be because we believe we are under grace, and not under the torah and the Commandments of Yahweh, and do not attempt to know them, or keep them?
These two verses, from two different Apostles, show us that keeping the Commandments and being righteous are connected. Both lead to Yahweh's hearing us, being pleased with us, and helping us.
James 2:8, (James) "If ye fulfill the royal torah according to the scripture, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well:"
Question: Is James telling us we “do well” if we fulfill and keep the torah? Yes, he sure is.
A person is good if he obeys the “golden rules” as given in the torah.
James 1:27, (James) "Pure religion and undefiled before Yahweh and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."
Here is the golden rule made specific and said to be the basis of religious requirements. Also, to be pure from worldly evils in general, makes for a righteous person.
Let us look again at Paul.
Galatians 3:21, (Paul) "Is the torah then against the promise of Yahweh? Yahweh forbid: for if there had been a torah given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the torah."
Here is where you have to read closely as well as remember what you have already learned from reading Yahshua and the other Apostles regarding the torah and its connection with eternal life. Strange as it may be to read, Paul is, in the first part of the verse anyway, lending support to the validity of the torah. Now for a problem which most fail to grasp its significance - Paul is double-minded. Remember we told you that he contradicts not only himself but also Yahshua and the other Apostles? Here again is another place where Paul deviates from the message of the other Apostles as well as the early church. For Paul says "if" the torah could be effective the torah would suffice for salvation. Paul is in reality stating that it is his personal feeling that no such torah exists that is connected to salvation. For Paul the condition “if such a torah existed” indicates that such a torah and condition does not exist…at least for Paul's understanding!
Question: What? Is this a complete reversal by Paul of what he has said previously in some of his other epistles let alone a complete contradiction of the teaching of Yahshua and the other Apostles? It sure is.
Question: Have you with your own eyes earlier in this article already seen that Yahshua said that keeping the Commandments is the path to salvation and the torah is effective to this end? If you read the article you have. This produces quite a dilemma for the Christian.
Question: Does Paul agree with the teachings of Yahshua regarding salvation and eternal life? He does not! Therefore Paul, if he "believes" Yahshua, must conclude that righteousness is obtained by one’s effort to follow and pattern one’s life after the torah. But this is not the message of Paul; therefore we must question if Paul really “believed in Yahshua.”
Notice that Paul actually contradicts Yahshua on this essential matter and, in effect, created Christianity's separation from its Hebraic roots.
Paul claims that sin is not overcome, but is created by the torah! Ironically, it is Paul's teaching, not Yahshua's, that invalidated the torah for the budding Church. Such teaching destroys the teachings of Yahshua and the other Apostles, and amounts to becoming a completely new religion, one apart from what Yahshua taught!
WE WERE WARNED ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE PAUL BY YAHSHUA?
Let's read what Yahshua said about this kind of opposition. In Matthew 10:24, Luke 6:40, John 13:16, Yahshua said, "The disciple (Paul) is not above his teacher (Yahshua), nor the servant (Paul) above his master (Yahshua)."
Question: So we ask, whose statements take precedence…Yahshua's or Paul’s?
Question: Who is to be believed…Yahshua or Paul?
You have to decide that for yourself. We only place the materials out for you in such a way that you can make an intelligent decision.
Question: What message will you trust for your salvation…the message of Yahshua or Paul?
Question: Which is truly linked to eternal life and Yahweh’s salvation…..Christology (simply believing in Yahshua) or Yahwism (following the faith system established and taught by Yahshua)?
Question: What is the real message of salvation from Yahweh, since we find within the Greek Testament two ways, which are mutually exclusive of each other….. “Faith in Yahshua” or adopting the faith system established and taught by Yahshua?
Let me warn and encourage you, that if you should "believe" on Yahshua to be saved, then “believe his teachings” about the eternal and the effective Commandments of Yahweh revealed by Moses and begin to do them. Begin a life before Yahweh where you tell Him that torah and Commandments are important to you and that you choose to try to “keep” and will strive to do them to the best of your ability because you know they please Him. Begin to live by them as many as possible, for in them you demonstrate your love of Yahweh and those created in His image. And you will be saved as an Israelite or a Non-Israelite.
Paul also writes as follows:
Romans 14:14, (Paul) "I know . . . that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean."
Certainly, this is true. Israelites consider things unclean because Yahweh announced it in the torah, not because they are unclean of themselves. The torah of cleanness (kosher) is Yahweh's torah as detailed by those who seek Him. Yahweh's ordinances create uncleanness, not the thing itself. And Israelites and Non-Israelites who want to please Yahweh and get close to Him and to maintain their health keep the kosher torah. This is what Yahweh desires of us, and it is also for our well being.
Romans 3:1-2, (Paul) "What advantage then hath the Yahudi? Or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of Yahweh."
Romans 9:4, Romans 10:2, (Paul) "Who are Israelites: to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the torah, and the service of Yahweh, and the promises: For I bear them record that they have a zeal of Yahweh . . ."
Romans 11:29, (Paul) "For the gifts and calling of Yahweh are without repentance."
Acts 2:5 (Author) "And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Yahudi (Israelites, Acts 2: 22), devout men . . ."
In other words, Biblical Yahwism promoted enthusiasm for Yahweh. Israel was given the Covenant, the torah, the prophets, and the promises by being His Chosen People. There is benefit, much benefit, in being of Israel. Paul even bolsters the firm foundation of the torah, Yahweh's gift, lasting for eternity, without Yahweh changing His mind, without repenting of His torah. That is what Paul actually said.
Notice that Paul, however, in a complete reversal of what he said elsewhere, is recorded to having believed that all these positive features of being an Israelite are canceled, and of no avail, due to the lack of belief in Yahshua the Messiah. We will leave Paul's reasoning and reversal to others. Instead, we ask you to keep in mind his positive appreciation of Yahwism. And also to remember that Yahshua said, in effect, that Yahwism is of Yahweh. Yahshua himself taught that "Yahwism" is the way even for the Non-Israelites. We have shown abundant evidence of this in our article.
Question: Who is the authority you choose to believe Yahshua or Paul?
Ephesians 6:2-3, (Paul) "Honor thy father and mother; which is the first Commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth."
Matthew 15:4 (Mark 7:10), "For Yahweh commanded (Moses said), saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curses father or mother let him die the death."
These verses are Paul's and Yahshua's utterances, condemning anyone who doesn't bestow honor upon his parents, as taken from the Ten Commandments. This means dutifully regarding them and respecting them, and implicitly honoring your heritage as well. This Commandment is considered important enough to be put forward separately. Therefore, shaming your parents and their teaching by turning from them and the Almighty of their heritage is prohibited and deserving of worldly death as well as loss of life in the hereafter. This is also what we read elsewhere in the Greek Testament.
Question: Whose teachings will you trust to lead you to eternal life…Paul’s which are filled with contradictions with Yahshua, Moses, the Prophets, the torah, as well as the other followers and Apostles of Yahshua who knew him personally and walked with him 40 days after his resurrection, or Yahshua's which agree totally with Moses and the Prophets and which contains not one contradiction among them?
We would think having read this article it is rather obvious.
Since you have now seen for yourself that Yahshua and Paul's way of salvation to inherit eternal life differed, then you should be asking yourself "Why"? What you will come to see if you continue your diligent search for truth is that many of the Greek Testament documents which you have relied upon since your childhood as "received from God" are no such thing at all. Upon close scrutiny you will come to find that they are a collection of both truth and error, written by both Apostles and those that claim to be, but never qualified to be Apostles. The problem is discerning one from the other. As you have already seen we cannot have two conflicting paths to truth or to inherit eternal life. There are many other discrepancies contained within these documents; many of which go unnoticed by those who do not devote a considerable amount of time for study into these areas.
“Go in through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are the ones entering in through it.” (Mat 7:13).
“for narrow is the gate, and constricted is the way that leads away into life, and few are the ones finding it.” (Mat 7:14).
Yahshua did not say that it would be easy, in fact the road to truth and life is rough, and you may lose some “friends” along your way. But don’t you think that “life” is worth taking the narrow gate, even though the road may be rough and the way “constricted?”
We realize that the reason for so much confusion today in the Christian community comes from the multiple contradictions within the Greek Testament, much of which Paul wrote. It is our hope by revealing to you the many misquotations of the Hebrew Scriptures, and the numerous Scriptures taken out of context by the Greek Testament writers that serve their own anti-Yahwism agenda, and the gross miss-translations contained within it as well, that you might come to see the truth for yourself.
Yahshua was NOT a Christian and does not want true believers to follow Christian doctrines or beliefs that destroy the Commandments, the Sabbath, the Biblical Festivals, Monotheism, true righteous living, or to take the wide gate and the broad road that leads to destruction. Yahshua was a true Israelite of the tribe of Yahudah, and was devoted to the teaching of historical Yahwism.
Yahshua was sent to provide the message of redemption for the Adamite people called "the lost sheep of the house of Israel" those that were under Yahweh's covenant/contract, but because of their failure to observe it had become the pagan (gentile) nations. He did NOT come for those who do not have a covenant obligation
with Yahweh. Yahshua was very specific as to why he came. He came to seek those that were lost (those divorced by Yahweh) separated from Him because of sin, a violation of their Covenant/Contract with Yahweh. It involves understanding Yahweh's re-gathering to Himself, those that He selected from all the nations of the globe.....His choice, not theirs, the Adamite people called Israel, and those that become proselytes to Yahwism (not today’s modern Jews, who are not of the Biblical Israelites).
“Therefore the son of Adam came to save that which was lost” (Matt. 18:11). Well, what was lost? Jeremiah 50:6, says "my people" Israel. (See also Ezekiel 34:15-16). When talking to the Canaan woman, Yahshua said, "I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (Matt. 15: 24). When Yahshua spoke in parables, it was so those hearing him would NOT understand him! (See Matt. 13: 11, also Matt: 10: 5-6).
The Hebrew Scriptures are a collection of books that deal with the history of the descendants of "Adam" through Abraham, Isaac, and then Jacob/Israel. How Yahweh deals with these people, their Covenant/Contract obligations and their failures. The Scriptures do NOT involve any people other than Adamites (except in passing), although there were and are others races on the globe today, and in the past. Yahweh has at many times used them to discipline the race of Adamites, and He does so today. All were created good, and for His purpose and plan.
Much of Christianity has adopted false "Pauline"
doctrine over that taught by Yahshua. This has made it appear that Yahshua came
for all people on the globe, but that is not what he said or taught. The truth
of the matter is that the Hebrew Scriptures are not a record of all the various
races on the globe. Genesis is very clear that it is the genealogy of Adamites.
“This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that Mighty One created Adam, in the likeness of Mighty One made he him.”(Gen 5:1). “Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adamites, in the day when they were created.” (Gen 5:2).
Where does that leave your friend who may not be an Adamite or an Israelite? Your non-Israelite friend is not, nor was his people ever under the Covenant/Contract of Israel. He was never given Yahweh's particular and "special" rules. He did not sin under Israel's Covenant/Contract with Yahweh, because his people were never a party to it. His torah are the Universal laws of Nature, and Yahweh’s Natural laws of Science (torah that we are all under). His obligation to his Creator is described very well as follows:
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments; for this applies to every man. (Ecc 12:13).“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with all that is hidden, whether it is good, or whether it is evil." (Ecc 12:14).
The basic Commandments are of course summarized by Yahshua, and have a Universal application. “…love the Master the Mighty One in all your heart, and in all your soul, and in all your mind, this is the first and great Commandment, and the second, like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself, Matt. 22: 37..…Do right and not wrong. For the stranger, the non-Israelite out-sider, (read Isaiah 56: 6-7. Read the entire Chapter).
Today we have a collection of writings from Saul/Paul that billions of people have accepted as "authoritative" for their faith and practice which are anything but that. If you have the courage to continue your study...you will be shocked, saddened, broken and ashamed before you finish. You will see for yourself the greatest deception foisted upon mankind came from Saul/Paul, and adopted by the Roman Constantine Religious Establishment.... is a substitute faith that opposes what the real Yahshua Messiah believed at almost every turn of his life. You might be saying to yourself now: "those are big charges..." We would only ask that you prayerfully study and use the intellect that Yahweh has given you to see if what we say Scripture says does not add up. You will never be sorry you did, and eternally grateful you continued in this rather difficult study.
Mat 23:8. But do not you be called Rabbi, for One is your Leader, the Messiah, and you are all brothers.
Mat 23:9. And call no one your father on earth, for One is your Father, the One in Heaven.
Mat 23:10. Nor be called leaders, for One is your Leader, the Messiah.
May YAHWEH'S blessings overtake you…...
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Assembly of Yahweh, Cascade