Way back in 1961, I began to learn that there was something wrong with organized religion. I detected that things were being taught in the churches that did not square with the Scriptures I was reading. For example, when I was a small child in Sunday School, I remember wondering why there was such heavy emphasis on "going to heaven," when the Bible speaks about a resurrection. If we (our souls) were already up in heaven, then why did we need a resurrection? I have heard many preachers try to explain this, but none of their reasons made sense to me.
Another point I wondered about, was the "Good Friday Crucifixion - Sunday Morning Resurrection" of the Messiah. It was easy to see that this was only about 36 hours, encompassing two nights and one day, whereas He said He would be in the heart of the earth (the tomb) for three days and three nights (Mat. 12:40).
I also noticed simply dozens if not hundreds of Scriptures which speak of "His Holy Name," "My Holy Name," etc., and wondered why He was simply called, "The LORD." That did not sound like a name to me. Neither did "God." Which was it, the LORD, or God? Did He have two names? I couldn't find any references to "His Names," or "My Names." It was ALWAYS in the singular - NAME , period. Even the Apostle Paul declared that "there are gods many and lords many." Then how could one of these be His Name?
The Sabbath is another Christian paradox. The Bible plainly and irrevocably declares that the Seventh Day was made holy by Him at creation; it is re-affirmed dozens of times throughout Scripture, including the New Testament, yet man has begun worshipping on Sun-day, the first day of the week. Why? They think it is "the Lord's Day," yet the Savior Himself declared that He is Lord of the Sabbath day, not Sunday (Mark 2:27-28).
These, plus dozens of other, similar questions and discrepancies, kept popping up to confuse me. Then, in 1961, I began to listen to a radio preacher who not only questioned these supposed Biblical beliefs, but he had answers for most of them, as well. He showed that the Bible does not teach most of the doctrines being taught in the Christian churches today. It turns out that most of these beliefs come from rank paganism, and have simply been adapted into organized Christianity over the years. Scriptures are used as "proof" that sometimes has nothing at all to do with the subject at hand.
Then in 1985, I learned that the Creator DOES have a Name after all, and it is not LORD or God - but rather, Yahweh. And the correct Name of His Son is Yahshua, not Jesus.
Because of the religious confusion in the world today, I felt the call to teach these Biblical truths to as many as would listen, in a non - adversarial way. The Truth of how we are to be saved, should be of utmost importance to all of us. I don't claim to know it all - no one does! But once I began to let the Bible teach me, instead of trying to make it conform to my preconceived notions, things began to fall into place.
We began to have local
meetings in 1985, mostly in western
I hope to update this page more frequently than in the past, now that I have a reliable web-master to help. While it is not true that "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," I think "young dogs" catch on to new stuff quicker than us old codgers. But we are never too old to learn new stuff - indeed, we must keep learning as long as we live. When we stop learning, we start dying - we stop growing in grace and knowledge.
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My "Sacred Name" Background
"beef" between nominal Christians and those who keep the
Commandments has always been over the 4th Commandment, the Seventh Day
Sabbath versus Sunday observance. They insist that the Laws found in the Old
Testament, including the Ten Commandments, are "done away," and therefore
not binding on New Testament believers. Many teach that all 10 were
"nailed to the cross," and then later nine were brought back,
leaving out what they often term "that old Jewish Sabbath." Others
simply believe that the Sabbath command somehow was transferred to the first
day of the week in the New Testament.
This Home Page is dedicated to the furtherance of the Gospel of Yahshua the Messiah, Who was (and is) the Son of the Almighty One, Yahweh. Insofar as possible, we teach and uphold the original, inspired Scriptures, realizing that all copies of the originals contain some errors.
We restore His Holy Name, which most scholars and the Jews agree is "Yahweh," and His Son's Name, which is Yahshua. In our worship, we restore the Biblical Seventh Day Sabbath, and observe His Annual Holy Days as listed in Leviticus 23 and other places. We believe that sin is the breaking of His eternal moral law (1 John 3:4), which is the Ten Commandments. We believe that Yahshua died as atonement for our sins. By repenting, being baptized, and accepting His sacrifice, we can then receive His Holy Spirit, which is necessary for salvation (Romans 3:23; 6:23; Acts 2:38; 5:32).
We also observe the clean food laws given in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. These laws are confirmed in the New Testament, first in Acts 10 by the Apostle Peter, then again in 1 Timothy 4:1-5, where the Apostle Paul speaks of meats which Yahweh "hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth." In verse 5, he says it is sanctified by the Word of Yahweh and prayer. Where is it "sanctified?" In the above referenced Old Testament scriptures (Lev. 11 and Deut. 14).
We believe that man IS a living
soul, not that he HAS an immortal soul. When we die, we rest in our
graves until the resurrection. There will be two and maybe three
resurrections. The first is the resurrection of the Just; those called now,
who will be given eternal life with a spirit body at Yahshua's return. They
will rule and reign with the Messiah for 1,000 years on this earth. The
"rest of the dead" (Rev. 20:5) will be resurrected at the end of
the 1,000 year period. These are those who either never heard the message of
salvation, or heard a false "gospel" during their lifetimes. They
never had saving knowledge, and will be educated after they are resurrected,
then given an opportunity for salvation (Rev. 20:all, especially verses
11-15). Those who will not repent will be cast into the lake of fire, where
they will be destroyed for all eternity. The idea of an Immortal Soul that
flits off to heaven "to be with the LORD" or hell at death is not
scriptural. This and other doctrines held by most Christians comes from