There can be a way which seems right to a person, but its end are the ways of death. Prov 16:25
This is a pretty simple verse right? As far as I know, this verse has never been a point of contention for any denomination in Christendom. It’s one of those few verses that you could apply to just about anything and it would fit because the principle is the same – a warning that even though we THINK we’re right about something, we could be wrong. I have seen this commonly applied to many religions outside of Christendom. This application fits and so I’m not disputing it. However, I have a slightly different take on this based on a couple of bible verses. Continue Reading
I am not a leftist. I am a Torah-practicing follower of YHVH (God). I felt I had to mention this because what I want to talk about is the RFRA “victory” for Christians regarding their right not to provide a service to the LGBT community. I want to examine the Christians’ moral position on this issue and compare it to what the bible says to see if they have a biblical foundation. Continue Reading
Romans 9:31-33 tells us,
Because they did not pursue righteousness as being grounded in trusting but as if it were grounded in doing legalistic works. They stumbled over the stone that makes people stumble.
Keep “stone” in mind. Now read 2 Corin. 3 and and pay particular attention to verses 7 & 8, Continue Reading
John 21 tells the story of how some of the disciples went fishing and didn’t catch anything all night. Then Yeshua appears and tells them to cast their net on the right side of the boat and they did and caught so many fish that they had trouble hauling them all in.
In Hebraic thought, there can be more than one meaning. Continue Reading
While reading about the parable of the hidden treasure in Matt 13:44, and about the merchant looking for fine pearls in the next verse, I noticed a related yet opposite theme involving Judas of Iscariot. Continue Reading
This study is done by Torah scholar and teacher Tim Hegg from the Torah Resource Institute. This is a long study but it really is an eye-opener in that he examines the oral and written laws during the “pre-destruction” period i.e. during Yeshua’s time here. You will see that the written Torah is the only authoritative word sanctioned by YHVH and that the oral traditions of today were not taught by followers of The Way. He goes into detail on such topics as: Continue Reading
If you’ve ever been to a Jewish liturgical service, or if you practice this type of service at your own congregation, then you are familiar with the parading of the Torah scroll. A leader of the congregation will carry the scroll throughout the audience, and when it gets to you, you are supposed to kiss it, or kiss your tzitziyot and touch it to the scroll.
On the surface this seems all well and good; after all, the scroll does contain the Word of Yah. But here are some things that I noticed…. Continue Reading