Truth of Yahweh Dot Org.
know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come.
For men shall be self-lovers, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,
traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Yahweh;
holding a form of righteousness, but having denied the power of it: from these also turn away.
For of these are they who creep into houses, and take captive silly women burdened with sins, led away by diverse lusts,
ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:1-7
Well then, we seem to have happened upon an interesting website which is not unlike many others in that the owner(s)/author(s) make some interesting proclamations about him (them) self (selves). What makes such sites notable are their seemingly open and sometimes "scholarly" insights; but alas, it takes only a small amount of investigation and thinking to see that these types of sites have one common thread - the authors hate organized faith bodies unless they can have a leadership role, and that one which allows them to dis-associate themselves at their desecration/whim. This will lead them into self-contradictions and false doctrines, leading them and those who believe their loose interpretations farther and farther away from the Truth of Yahweh' word. So what is this example? It goes by the name of TruthofYahweh.org. But is it? Really?
So where to begin........... Let us first stop at the My General Statement of Belief section and see what we will see.
We start with what must the preface for this section and find that all the guidance, direction, and teaching that Yahweh wanted us to have is contained in the first five books (the Torah); and that all the rest of scripture is history, commentary, and eyewitness reports about the Messiah and the New Covenant in his blood. We learn from teaching and examples. It would be this author's contention that the history, commentary and eyewitness reports also contain guidance, direction and teaching that Yahweh wants us to have. True, if mankind had been obedient to the Torah all would have been different; but, since Adam and Eve failed the test, the rest of the Torah became necessary. Because Israel and Judah failed their tests, the TaNaK became necessary. Because mankind has continued to fail the tests, the writings of the New Covenant have become necessary. Where would we be if we stopped at the Pentateuch and lessened all the other 61 books? No, this comes dangerously close to what the Heretic Marcion did in his heresies. The scriptures cannot be broken and every word that Yahweh breathed is for our instruction: John 10: 35 - "...and the Scripture cannot be broken”; 2 Timothy 3: 16 -17 - “”Every scripture Yahweh-breathed is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, correction, for instruction which is in righteousness: that the man of Yahweh may be complete, furnished completely to every good work.”
The next paragraph is FOLLOW THE TORAH. Here a quotation from Matthew 5: 18-20 is given (why verse 17 was left out is anybody's guess). Here he makes some good comments on Mat. 5: 18-20 but then jumps to Matthew 23: 3 and makes what will become a slip. In Mat. 23: 3 Yahshua makes the statement that the Pharisees were in charge and therefore were to be obeyed (as long as you were not made to violate Yahweh's commandments and principles was understood) but not to be hypocritical as they were. Here, as we will see is a problem: the author does not follow Torah.
Next comes TORAH CALLED "LAW" IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. He does fairly well until he comments on Matthew 22: 40. Here he stumbles in that he correctly quotes Yahshua as saying that the Law and the Prophets hang on 'loving Yahweh and loving one's neighbor.' The problem is in the statement that "To keep these two commandments, one must live in agreement with all the Torah and Prophet Scriptures." If we are to agree with the statement in the preface then why bring up the prophetic scriptures which, according to the author, contain only commentary and are not needed guidance, direction or teachings? As for the title of this paragraph, well, "torah" is translated as "law" in both "Old Testament" and "New Testament for that is what "torah" means. Or for those more into mathematics: TORAH = LAW. It is as simple as that.
The final paragraph in this section is MESSIAH AS THE SACRIFICE. Here is stated that "the Father’s forgiveness is obtained when we each repent, obey his commandments, and identify by faith with an atoning sacrifice." Then you are given the author's meanings of these three words. Repent; is defined by the author as to cease unrighteousness and to walk in righteousness. Obey his commandments; is loving our heavenly Father and loving others by following His guidance, direction, and teaching, Torah. Identify with an atoning sacrifice; the Messiah's sacrifice stands in place of the animal sacrifices, for which we need faith to accept. Now it may be a bit of nit picking, but the sequence seems to be a bit out of order. We first: identify that our disobedience has separated us from Yahweh and that it is Yahshua's sacrifice that is necessary to make atonement for us, which we accept in faith; second: that in accepting this sacrifice we must now be truly sorry for our past which necessitated the death of our Savior, and at the same time, motivated by this sorrow turn to righteousness (“And it shall be righteous to us, if we observe to do all this commandment before Yahweh our Elohim, as he has commanded us.” - Deuteronomy 6: 25) through obedience (an example being give in Acts 3 in which Peter addresses the people after the healing of the lame man; in verses 13-15 he reminds them first of Yahshua’s sacrifice “The Elohim of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the Elohim of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Yahshua; whom you delivered up, and denied before the face of Pilate, when he had determined to release him. But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom Yahweh raised from the dead; of which we are witnesses.” Secondly he calls for repentance in verse 19 “Repent therefore,” and thirdly calls for conversion (obedience) “... and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out...”
For our second stop a look at a section called "Answers to Questions" would be in order. Some of the answers may be in the ballpark of Scriptural truth but some of the wording and personal revelations can be quite disconcerting. Some examples are:
In the question of whether the New Moon is a full moon or the crescent moon the author does a fair study but never comes to a definitive answer. The conclusion is that in his opinion the Bible never states that the New Moon is a full moon; he thus avoids the crescent moon. He concentrates on the "appointed time" aspect of the commandment, not on the New Moon being the Head of the Month and therefore the first crescent sighted. Although other extra-Biblical sources are quoted in some of his reposes he avoids any mention of any here. A quick look at any reference relating to how the Sanhedrin sanctified the beginning of a month would lay the question to rest - the New Moon is the crescent, not full moon. The reason for waffling on a definitive answer will be seen shortly.
The next question we will look at is on having more than one wife. His response to this shows his lack of being able to take a stand, yet assumes a leadership role. After much hemming and hawing the three statements at the end tell much. The first is "I try to be a spiritual leader, so for me, I feel that I should follow the standard of 1Tim 3:2. " It is interesting that in the later questions "Where do You get Your Truth?" and "What Religion are You?" he claims no membership in any organization, yet here he claims to be a leader. If there is a "leader" there must be an organization. The next statement is that it is his "guess" that the answer is "it depends on how one interprets 1Tim 3:2." And finally that he is "Sorry that I can't be more definite for you. " It is NOT how "ONE" interprets but how YAHWEH directs. This is truly "sorry" "leadership." “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation.” 2 Peter 1: 20
Where does he get his truths? He reads various sources, prays and then decides for himself. He has ceased affiliating with any organization, nor does he follow any one man's teaching; having found it too "limiting" to do either. He does claim to trust in the Pentateuch and the eyewitness accounts concerning Yahshua. In other words he does not believe in organized religion; yet he does affiliate with other organizations on the Sabbaths and Feast days (see his answer to What Religion are You?) unless he disagrees with them, in which case since he cannot lead them he leaves. This all seems to be contradictory and self-serving. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as you see the day drawing near.” Hebrews 10: 25; “Remember them that have the rule over you, men that spoke to you the word of Yahweh; and considering the issue of their life, imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13: 7 (emphases mine).
Do we need to keep the 613 laws and ordinances? After a bit of writing the indecisive decision is that he does not recommend wearing phylacteries. Again not really answering the question and muddying the waters; yet in another section he tells how to make Tzitzis* (in Karaite style). He quotes Yahshua in Matthew 5: 18 “For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one yothe or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished.” but cannot bring himself to say “yes, with the understanding that by accepting Messiah’s sacrifice we have a substitute for the shedding of animal blood.” but then he would have to submit to Yahweh’s organization and Yahweh’s appointed leaders, or start an organization and thus become what he is against. “And I also say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my assembly; and the gates of the grave shall not prevail against it. And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16: 18-19.
What is his religion? Good question. A good part of this answer has been used in the previous discussion. He also claims in this response "I keep the commandments of Yahweh and faith in Yahshua" and then quotes Revelation 14: 12 "[Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of Yahweh, and the faith of Yahshua.] " In 14: 12 the wording is indeed “of” and in the parallel passage of Revelation 12:17 it is “... the testimony of Yahshua.” faith = 4102 pistis = persuasion; testimony = 3141 = marturia = evidence; so he claims to keep the commandments of Yahweh and to keep (tereo = to guard) the persuasion/evidence of Yahshua: he does neither. He also knows of no name for this faith except to respond with "I am one of the "people of Yahweh." In 1 Corinthians 1: 2, 10: 32, 11: 22, 15: 9; 2 Corinthians 1: 1; Galatians 1: 13 and 1 Timothy 3: 5 the organization is called “the assembly of Yahweh.” Again his aversion to organization shows itself.
In response to the question "...If I cannot obey the law 100%, is my faith in Yeshua [Yahshua] sufficient for my salvation?" he starts off well with "...Yahweh does not want us to determine how we should worship him, but we must worship him as he has directed with his Sabbaths and New Moons and Biblical Festivals at the appointed times of the year." He finishes with the encouraging statement "May you continue to advance in the knowledge of the truth and uncompromisingly walking in it." It is interesting that he would encourage someone to walk "uncompromisingly" in the faith while he is himself indecisive and must compromise in order to keep his ability not to be "limited" by others.
A good example of his confused point of view is two articles he has on using barley to determine when the month of Abib occurs. Apparently there are different varieties of barley that ripens at different times in the same area, and he questions just where to go to inspect the crop. Rather than go to the Scriptures (flax and barley were ruined by the plague of hail in Egypt), or historical sources, or to several modern, responsible persons who are charged with sanctifying the first month (they seem to have no real problem with knowing) he goes off on another “what if” tangent finally arriving at the unscriptural conclusion of using the new moon in conjunction with the spring equinox. With modern communications there is no need to substitute for following Scriptural methodology.
In nearly everything this (these) person(s) seem to be confused, unable to firmly follow Yahweh’s instructions. “But let him ask in faith doubting nothing: for he that doubts is like the surge of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of Yahweh; a double minded man, unstable in all his ways.” Jacob 1: 6-8. “Draw near to Yahweh, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.” Jacob 4: 8.
Beware of such persons and think of the implications of what they say. A very red warning flag should be if what they put forth promotes confusion, “for Yahweh is not an Elohim of confusion, but of peace.” 1 Corinthians 14: 33.
This organization, having been weighed in the balances, is found to be heavily wanting; a path to destruction.
Therefore The Mick judges these people to be in serious false doctrine and you should be aware of this organization!
Judging by Urim and Thummim this group fails the test!
THE BLACK STONE!
And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; Elah hath numbered your kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; You art weighed in the balances, and are found wanting. Daniel 5:25-27
The following is Jewish understanding for wearing Tzizit.
What is Tzitzis, and when and where do you wear it?
Tzitzis reminds us that we have 613 mitzvot to do. Every Jewish boy and man is supposed to wear Tzitzis every day. If this is not possible, try and wear it every time you go to synagogue. Tzitzis is an undergarment, so you must wear it under your clothing. As you put the Tzitzis on, you must make the following Brachah: Blessed are You, O Yahweh our Elohim, King of the Universe, Who has commanded us about the mitzvah of Tzizit.
How do you tie a Tzizit?
You need a piece of cloth with a small hole near one of the corners, and four pieces of string, one of them twice as long as the others. Hold the ends of the four strings together and pass them through the hole. Pull them through until they meet the ends of the three short pieces, and tie them all in a double knot.
Take the long string and wind it around the others SEVEN times. Make another double knot. Wind the long thread around the others EIGHT times, and make another double knot. Wind the long string around the others ELEVEN times, and make another double knot. Wind the long thread around the others THIRTEEN more times. A final double knot completes your Tzizit.
If you did this correctly, you should now have five double knots and eight strands.
Question? Now just where in the Torah do we see a the above instruction? The 613 commandments include animal sacrifices. Yahshua the Messiah has set aside the sacrifices at His death. Also, the Temple law was set aside. The physical temple was destroyed as Yahshua predicted! We are supposed to be the temples of Yahweh now! See 1 Cor. 3:16-17
Do you not know that you are a temple of Yahweh, and that the Spirit of Yahweh dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of Yahweh, him shall Yahweh destroy; for the temple of Yahweh is holy, and you are such.
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