Are you seeking truth? Are you dissatisfied with mainstream religious organizations? Does the Bible not seem to communicate to you? What are you going to do? Yes, you could give up, but perhaps, deeper study and scriptural truth might help!
The Bible says: “for many be called, but few chosen.” (Matthew 20: 16) We are also told: “because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” According to what we just read from the Bible, you are seeking something that is very elusive. You are seeking something that is not easy to find. The very fact that you are interested in looking beyond the obvious answers sets you apart.
I was raised in a church. I spent years not being satisfied with the teachings of many different churches. When I expanded my search beyond the churches and other major religious groups, I began to find what had eluded me for so long.
I have found my home with the Light of YahwehShua. We are not a church but a fellowship of faith. Please review our website and consider taking advantage of the guidance offered by one of our elders. There never is any obligation.
When I cried out for truth many years ago, I was desperate and afraid. In hindsight, that was the real beginning of my search for truth. But many years of searching were still ahead of me.
It was much later in life that I was given a shortcut that would reveal the truth more quickly. I want to share this with you and perhaps it will open your mind to a better understanding more quickly.
Today the Internet can be a very valuable resource for exploration and research. However, one must be very careful, as there is much more than just truth available. There are many lies and deceptions as well.
I am going to introduce you to an article, “Prove All Things” by a brother in the faith, George Gabler, who taught me the truth of YahwehShua. I will summarize some key points of this article, but please go to this website for the complete article: http://kahalyahweh.net/articles/notes-on-prove-all-things.html.
If the Father is calling you at this time, this information could put you on a faster track. (John 6: 44, 65)
You must be willing to prove all things. (1 Thessalonians 5:21) Mr. Gabler expands on this insight in the following way:
· To prove all things does not mean getting instant understanding. Be patient and persistent.
· If you do not understand, give it time. Set it aside, take a break and then continue later.
· Search ALL Scriptures.
· Do not rely on definitions or translations that support doctrine. Give the scriptures a chance to tell their own story and not just man’s perspective.
The most important first step is to pray to Yahweh for truth. You want HIS truth rather than man’s interpretation. Paul tells us in Romans 8:7 that: “The carnal mind is enmity against Elohim.” Our mind is not naturally open to Yahweh’s truth. He must allow our minds to be opened. Do you remember what we found in John 6:44, 65? Unless the Father calls us, it is not our time and we will not be able to grasp the truth.
It is important not to just read translations and accept what they say. For example the word, church, is not scriptural. It has pagan origins. This is also true of Christmas, Easter, and hell.
Any organization that calls itself a church is not where you will find the truth you need. I’m going to give you some websites that will offer you a deeper understanding of what the word church really means.
I’m going to introduce you to the first website by quoting from their article, “Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures.”
“This is the word used in most English versions as a rendering of the Greek “Ekklesia.” The Greek word means “a calling out,” “a meeting,” or “a gathering.” Ekklesia is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew kahal, which means an assembly or a congregation.
The origin of the word “church” is kuriakon or kyriakon in Greek. The meaning is a building (the house of Kurios, or Lord).
Dictionaries give the origin of “church” as the Anglo-Saxon root, circe. Circe was the goddess-daughter of Helios, the Sun-deity. The word circe is related to “circus,” “circle,” “circuit,” and “circulate.”
Circe was originally a Greek goddess whose name was written and pronounced as Kirke. The word “church” is known in Scotland as kirk, in Germany as kirche, and in Netherlands as kerk.”
Here is a list of other websites that will provide more historical background and a deeper insight into the pagan origins of the word church. Once you understand that the word church is based on a lie, how can the organization with this name lead you to truth?
Christ’s Ekklesia and the Church Compared
Circe (CHURCH)---Daughter of the Sun
http://www.tentmaker.org/DEW/DEW2/ D2-circedaughtertofthe sun.html
“Church” is not in the New Testament
The Origin of the Word“Church “ (updated)
This is a fascinating search. It is exciting to find the actual truth behind a certain word or concept. To find the path to the truth, you must develop the skills of a detective.
There is no translation of the Hebrew or Greek scriptures that I have found to be 100% accurate. For example, I was raised to read and accept the King James Version of the Bible. However, when I was led to look up the word, “LORD”, I discovered that it was not a proper translation of the Hebrew name for my Creator. His name is Yahweh. His name is also known as the Tetragrammaton because it is composed of four Hebrew letters: yod, hey, waw, hey. Without his name you cannot find your way to the full truth.
We read in Joel 2: 32 that: “Whosoever shall call on the name of Yahweh shall be delivered:” However, when you look in the King James Bible, the word is “LORD.” It is important to know the actual name of the person you are calling upon. A fictitious representation is not enough.
This is a very small beginning. There is much yet to learn. But it is a beginning! If you were being called, Yahweh will lead you. Take this one-day at a time. Pray daily multiple times each day to Yahweh for truth. At least now you know the correct name. When I cried for help I knew only the word, “god.” It was worthless!
In the book of Acts 2: 37, we are told that on Pentecost many of those present asked this question of Peter and the Apostles: “Men and brethren what shall we do?” They heard the truth and that was a beginning. But action was required. What did they need to do next?
Peter gave them an answer that is recorded in verse 38: “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name....” I did not reveal the name, did I? Why did I do this? Any name that you find in your Bible translation or any Bible translations I’ve seen is not the true name. You must have the correct name.
This is where you must read the other articles on this website to understand what the proper name is for baptism. Without the correct name for baptism, it is a wasted effort.
Churches and most assemblies or congregations do not have the correct name. Mainstream religious groups do not understand the significance of Deuteronomy 29:20, which says: “All the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him and Yahweh shall blot out his name from under heaven.”
A correct understanding of this verse is especially necessary to understand what we are told in Galatians 3:13: “Messiah hath redeemed us from the curse of the law.” What were we redeemed from? His name was blotted out, instead of ours. All mankind will NOT have their names blotted out. Only His name is blotted out. All mankind will be resurrected and not one will be lost.
Why is this important? Messiah’s human name was erased or blotted out when he died in our sin. Therefore he had to inherit a new name when he was resurrected. (Hebrews 1: 4) You must understand that he inherited a new name to understand the significance of the book of Acts 4:12 that tells us: “There is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” The world does not know this. They hold on to his human name: Jesus, Yahshua, Yeshua, Yahushua --pick one. It doesn’t really matter which of these names you select, they are all incorrect. Baptism in any of these names is worthless.
Religion has lied to you. Churches lie to you. You need to seek the less traveled path. You need to pray to Yahweh for truth!
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:14 that: “The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of Yahweh.” So, what makes the difference? Paul gives us the answer in verse 16: “We have the mind of Messiah.” How do I develop the mind of Messiah?
When we are baptized in YahwehShua, the Father freely gives us his Spirit. That Spirit plants the seed of Messiah’s Spirit within us. From that spiritual seed, the mind of Messiah develops. It is His mind in us that leads us into all truth, not our natural or carnal mind. Paul confirms this in Romans 8:9: “If any man have not the Spirit of Messiah, he is none of His.”
Studying the Bible is like putting a puzzle together. You build a true picture piece by piece. This secret is revealed in Isaiah 28:9-10; “Whom shall he teach knowledge? And who shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.”
Just reading the Bible will not by itself lead you to the truth. You must study and put the pieces together. Once again, it is not you but the leading of the Father’s spirit. Once you have the seed of the Spirit of Messiah being formed in you, it is not about you, but Messiah in you. (Galatians 4: 19)
The Light of YahwehShua is a resource provided to you by the Father. It is a source through which you may receive His invitation. It is not about us. You owe us nothing. We are here to serve Him and do his will. Contact us when you’re ready and tell us how we can be of service.
And always, pray to Yahweh for truth!