Looking over the publications of a self confessed religious organization recently, I arrived at a doubtful conclusion. I could not imagine standing before the soon coming King Yahshua, and presenting their items of literature as something He could accept.
"For we must all be made manifest before the judgment-seat of Messiah; that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether it be good or bad." 2 Corinthians 5:10
The articles (?) to which I am referring, have nothing to do with the message of Matthew 28:19-20.
"Go you therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." Matthew 28:19-20
How could these published articles possibly assist anyone in gaining salvation, I thought? This is exactly what we have been trying to warn you about. Is this good fruit being published, or is it poison pen literature? The latter applies with some of their publications.
Judging from the content of some of their publications, (if you want to call them that!) it would appear they have an axe to grind.
I remembered the passage in Jeremiah concerning the figs. The fruit we must bear to gain approval must be good. Jeremiah shows us the two types of figs in:
"Yahweh made me see, and, behold, two baskets of figs set before the temple of Yahweh, after Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had exiled Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the rulers of Judah, and the craftsmen, and the smiths from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
One basket had very good figs, like first ripe figs. And the other basket had very bad figs which could not be eaten from their badness.
And Yahweh said to me, What do you see, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs. The good figs are very good, and the bad are very bad, so that they cannot be eaten from their badness.
Again the Word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
So says Yahweh, the Elohim of Israel, Like these good figs, so I will acknowledge the exiles of Judah whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for good.
For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring them again to this land. And I will build them and not tear down; and I will plant them, and will not pluck up.
And I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am Yahweh. And they shall be My people, and I will be their Elohim. For they shall return to Me with their whole heart.
And like the bad figs which cannot be eaten from badness, so says Yahweh: So I shall make Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his rulers, and the remnant of Jerusalem who remain in this land, and those who dwell in the land of Egypt;
I will even make them a horror among all the kingdoms of the earth for evil, for a reproach, and a proverb, a gibe, and a curse, there in all places where I will drive them.
And I will send the sword, the famine, and the plague among them until they are consumed from being upon the land that I gave to them and to their fathers." Jeremiah 24:1-ff
Jeremiah looked upon the two baskets of figs and determined that one basket was very good, while the other basket was very bad, uneatable. Although the two baskets both contained the same product, Jeremiah determined upon examination, they were different. And so it is with Biblical teachings. One piece of literature might appear like good figs, but upon closer examination, it will fall into the very bad fig category.
As sunshine is the greatest disinfectant, so also is shining the light of truth upon any given subject. We here at Truth On The Net Dot Com are doing exactly that! Shining the light of truth on the basket of very bad figs. Showing you the reason for not partaking of their poisoned fruit.
"You cannot drink the cup of Yahshua and a cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of Yahshua, and a table of demons." 1 Corinthians 10:21
no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the
wrath of Yahweh upon the sons of disobedience.
Be not you therefore partakers with them;
For you were once darkness, but are now light in Yahweh: walk as children of light." Ephesians 5:6-8
"From their fruits you shall know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?" Matthew 7:16
"Then surely from their fruits you shall know them." Matthew 7:20
I believe from their own writings (& coupled with the inside information provided to us) these people are definitely, bad figs! You cannot eat their fruit because it will poison you. On the other hand there are those who publish acceptable fruit. Although trying, but perhaps falling short at this time, are other groups who produce literature in hopes of persuading sinners to repent. These organizations are not producing the poison bitter fruit of some. The knowledge levels among these groups could certainly be improved however.
Although controversial, this is among the many reasons we gave the White Stone of approval to the one group we found publishing items along the Matthew 28:19-20 line. Teaching people the way to the Kingdom of Yahweh, is not an easy task. Taking a sinner and giving them useful information for conversion, requires research and work. And teaching is a major point in the life of Yahshua the Messiah and His disciples!
"But seeing the crowds, He went up into the mountain, and seating Himself, His disciples came near to Him.
And opening His mouth, He taught them, saying:
Blessed are the poor in spirit! For theirs is the kingdom of the Heavens.
Blessed are the ones mourning! For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek! For they shall inherit the earth. [Psalm. 37:11]
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness! For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful! For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart! For they shall see Yahweh.
Blessed are the peacemakers! For they shall be called sons of Yahweh.
Blessed are they who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are you when they shall reproach you, and persecute you, and shall say every evil word against you, lying, on account of Me.
Rejoice and leap for joy, for your reward is great in Heaven; for in this way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt becomes tasteless, with what shall it be salted? For it has strength for nothing any more but to be thrown out and to be trampled under by men.
You are the light of the world. A city situated on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under the grain measure, but on the lamp stand; and it shines for all those in the house.
So let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father in Heaven." Matthew 5:1-16
A few questions arise from the previously previewed passages. Will the fruit presented be good or will it be bad? Will Yahshua the Messiah find the publications in question acceptable? Will these publications save sinners? Or, will it do the following?
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you go about the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte; and when he has become so, you make him twofold more a son of Sheol than yourselves." Matthew 23:15
Are your publications creating candidates for the Kingdom of Yahweh? Or, are you creating proselytes bound for the lake of fire?
Words have meanings, whether they are designed to save, or whether they are intended to destroy. Can you truthfully say that what you exclaim, and what you write, will save the individual (s) hearing or reading them? Can you truthfully say that your publications are absolutely pleasing to Father Yahweh and His beloved Son; Yahshua the soon coming King?
Upon reading the varied publications that seemingly abound, one can only determine that a plethora of false doctrines are in existence. Comparatively speaking, truth is rare among religious organizations. Rare is the individual that can determine truth from err. You must study the Bible every day to see what is required of you. You must compare all writings outside of the Bible, to the true sacred writings. This requires an understanding of the original languages at times.
"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.
For narrow is the gate, and constricted is the way that leads away into life, and few are the ones finding it.
But beware of the false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are plundering wolves.
From their fruits you shall know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
So every good tree produces good fruits, but the corrupt tree produces evil fruits.
A good tree cannot produce evil fruits, nor a corrupt tree produce good fruits. Matthew 7:13-18
The way to everlasting life is narrow, it is restricted. The narrow pathway requires obedience to every word that proceeds from the mouth of Yahweh! [Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4]
For those seeking eternal life, the Savior of Man; Yahshua, has the answers for you!
"And behold, one came
to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal
And he said unto him, Why ask do you ask me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if you would enter into life, keep the commandments.
He said unto him, Which? And Yahshua said, You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,
Honor thy father and mother; and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
The young man said unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet?
Yahshua said unto him, If thou would be perfect, go, sell that which you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions." Matthew 19:16-22
Now, where your salvation is concerned, should you leave this in the hands of those bearing good fruit? Or, should you leave your salvation in the hands of those bearing bad fruit? By their fruits (writings, words, lives) you will know them. By their external lives, you will know them. By their words you will know them. Bitter words? Bitter writings? Bitter lives? Or do the words, writings, lives reveal the good fruit of Yahweh's Holy Word?
If you encounter any group, and I mean ANY group that has an ax to grind with another group; you will be wise to avoid this group. They will only poison you. Your quest for salvation will end there, you cannot obtain salvation in this place.
"Yahshua therefore said
to those Jews that had believed him, If you abide in my word, then are you truly
and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31-32
Knowledge is freedom!
Yours in Yahshua, Hawke
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