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Christianity 101

  

101 is a slang term that means “basic introduction”. Many in our society use the term, especially in academics, when designing short courses to introduce students to the basics of a given subject.

Eg. “Geometry 101, Physics 101, Chemistry 101, Biology 101, etc…”

Within Christendom, there are many evangelists, preachers and pastors who are trying their very best to present Christianity and the Bible’s primary message to a lost world and to those who have questions and are seeking to know about God. Sadly, many of these ministers have failed to accurately convey, even the simple facts of the faith. The results are half-converts, living without any sense of purpose, lacking vision, ignorant of God’s plans; they live without a spiritual compass in their life.

So I felt it necessary to give you a basic introduction to Christianity. A correctly defined introduction of Christianity is extremely vital – for it’s what is needed to bring about conversion, purpose, vision and hope moving forward in the future.

Matthew 4:17

We begin with the 1st words of Jesus as he begins his ministry, post his baptism and wilderness temptations. His message was identical to that of John the Baptist. It was the message of the kingdom of God. This became the gospel that Jesus preached, wherever he went (Matt 4:23). The kingdom of God was the gospel, the good news that Jesus desired to dispense and announce to everyone who would hear his message.

The 1st question we need to ask is – why is the kingdom of God such good news?

The answer is because Jesus declared that it’s fast approaching (“…is at hand…” [v17]) and drawing near.

The 2nd question we need to ask is – what exactly is coming?

Matthew 6:9 – 10

The coming kingdom of God is the coming reign and rulership of YHWH God to the earth. It is a day and age where the whole world will be subjected to God’s government. Firstly, the kingdom of God hasn’t come – it’s coming and every Christian ought to be praying for its arrival (“…Your kingdom come…” [v10]).

Notice Jesus’ use of parallelism (“…Your kingdom come, Your will be done…” [v10]) – when the kingdom of God does come, then God’s will shall be perfectly done in all the earth! The only place where this is currently happening is in heaven (“…as it is done in heaven…” [v10]). So earth is God’s next territory to rule!

Jesus did not invent the “gospel of the kingdom” – he preached was John the Baptist preached and what the prophets foretold in the OT. One such prophet who wrote much of the coming kingdom was Isaiah…

Isaiah 52:7

Isaiah defined the gospel of God – its the glad tidings of the coming reign of God. To Isaiah, this was good news, for he foretold of a day and age when God will reign amongst His people – and His reign will accomplish salvation and peace (from our hostile enemies).

NOTE: how fitting that Paul quotes this in Romans 10:15 as the NT gospel!

Isaiah 2:2 – 4

Isaiah also illustrates a radical change in the world one day as a product of God’s reign on the earth – that of universal peace amongst all nations [v4]. In those days YHWH God will rule the earth by His law amongst all the nations and this will cease war and create harmony [v3]

Isaiah 24:21 – 23

Isaiah also illustrates a bleak picture of what God intends to do to earthly kingdoms that are evil. God intends on crushing their authority, ceasing their power and eradicating their government. Actually, God revealed this to Daniel regarding Nebuchadnezzar’s dream…

“…the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed…it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand forever…” – Dan 2:44

There is coming a day when all man-made authority will come to nothing as God begins to conquer and succeed in ruling over every nation, enforcing His laws and righteous requirements throughout the globe!

The gospel of the coming kingdom of God is rooted in Jewish OT prophecy and became the hope of every faithful Israelite. This is why Jesus was raised up and anointed – to announce to the people that the reign of God is approaching!

“…Spirit of the LORD God is upon me…has anointed me, to preach good tidings to the poor…” – Isa 61:1

How radically different is the gospel Jesus preached to what Christian ministers preach today. Jesus preached about the good news of God reigning on the earth, granting salvation and immortality in the body and living upon a renewed earth with universal righteousness and peace; yet the gospel preached today is about waiting to die, where the soul will then float to heaven and remain in eternal bliss.

Matthew 4:17

With the good news announced and the people excited and hopeful of God’s promise, Jesus confronts his audience by indicating the most appropriate way to respond to the gospel: Repent!

In Mark’s gospel, it has Jesus wording it like this,

“…the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel…” – Mar 1:15

Repent means “to think about afterwards, with the intention of having a change of heart and lifestyle”

Believe means “to think to be true, to be convinced of, to trust”

To paraphrase, Jesus was saying, “you’ve heard what the prophets foretold; now I’ve come to announce that God’s reign is near and coming quickly and His rulership and salvation is on the way – with this in view, you must repent and believe the message; if you understand what you’ve heard and have come to think it true and know what’s coming, then you will start thinking about changing how you live and start preparing yourself for the new age, wherein righteousness can only dwell…”

Hebrews 6:1

To the writer of Hebrews, repentance was considered one of the most elementary teachings about the Christ. Repentance was one of the first and basic tenets that Jesus established when he began his ministry and that can be clearly seen from his 1st words in ministry! In other words, if a man/woman has not repented and is not believing in the gospel, they haven’t even carried out the most basic instruction from our lord.

How vastly different from today’s Christian ministers who organize altar calls and say, “say a sinners prayer, invite Jesus into your heart, just believe, repeat after me, etc…” Perhaps we have undoubtedly created multitudes of churches that house scores of congregants who have failed to obey the first and basic instruction from the gospel message itself.

Matthew 3:7 – 10

One of the most common reasons why many fail to repent is because of their trust in religion and ethnic culture. Many Jews of Jesus’ time had the same problem. John the Baptist recognized the deeply religious were not willing to respond to the gospel, yet they needed it the most [v7 – 8]. They were branded as snakes and were commanded to truly repent, not play religion or hide behind national identity [v9]

How many “so-called” Christians today are failing to repent, yet still believe they’re OK before God? How many are hiding behind “manufactured” religion, dead and bankrupt churches, tradition and ethnic pride? How many of these are really opposite to any Bible like, very hypocritical, snake like?

To John the Baptist, the gospel may be good news, but carries with it dreadful consequences when you reject it – imminent destruction [v10]. If perhaps the goodness, mercy, grace of God cannot move one to repentance, then perhaps the terror and dread of God should!

Luke 13:1 – 5

Another common reason why many fail to repent is because their life is easy-going, filled with happiness, joy and blessings and interpret that as being in a right standing before God. These then look upon the misfortunes of others and conclude their sinful and they ONLY need to repent.

This is how many perceived righteousness in Jesus’ day. Apparently there had been some national tragedies that had everyone talking: Galilean’s who were slain by Pilate [v1]; 18 dead in Siloam when a tower collapsed onto them [v4]. These tragedies were seen as God’s judgement upon exceedingly wicked people. Jesus challenged this thinking [v2, 4] – were they worse sinners than everyone else?

How true for our culture today. Our society and now our churches are saying that if you’re prospering, if you’re being blessed, if you’re full of happiness and joy – you must be right before God. Otherwise, if you’re suffering, if you’ve experienced misfortune and tragedy – you’re being judged. There’s hidden sin in your life.

Jesus did not care about whether one prospers or suffers loss, whether one is blessed or endures tragedy – according to him, everyone are sinners and everyone must repent [v3, 5]. In other words, Jesus commanded that we first take a look at ourselves before we look at others and that every aspect of our life, whether in word or deed, be filtered through the lens of the gospel (of the coming kingdom) – and it’s this gospel that will drive people to repent.

A failure to repent carried a terrible fate – if you do not change, you will be destroyed one day! How many are failing to repent and don’t even know that their flirting with imminent destruction!

“…but because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God…” – Rom 2:5

Acts 17:30 – 31

Paul was faithful in continuing to preach the gospel of the coming kingdom of God. Paul, after informing them of the one true God, were no longer ignorant [v30]. Knowledge of God illuminates His will for our lives – and it’s here we find ourselves undone, having committed sin before Him – and the pressing need to repent [v30]. The command to repent is because we’ve all sinned and because the reign of God is coming fast to earth, through the hand of His chosen administrator, Jesus [v31]. This man will judge the world according to God’s standard.

How many today are repenting because the perceive the nearness of God’s rulership coming through the hand of Jesus who will execute God’s divine law throughout the globe and in desperate urgency, move to start changing? How many today though are casually attending altar calls, reciting sinners prayers, attending evangelistic crusades, alpha courses – sitting on the fence, flirting with sin, consumed by their lusts, worries, stresses – and living carnal lives?

Revelation 19:11 – 16; 20:4

John gives us a picture of the end, of everything that was foretold and preached regarding the coming kingdom of God. God’s reign will come to the earth through the return of Jesus Christ. He will be the greatest human king [v12, 16], will conquer all the nations [v11, 14] and judge them according to God’s standard [v15]. It will be a terrible day for the rebellious, for those found rejecting the gospel!

Yet, after this terrible day, will dawn an new era, the kingdom era, where Jesus and his saints will reign throughout the globe for a 1000 years [v4]. Notice how everyone desires to be part of the millennium, yet not all will be there. Why? Because there are still many people who participating in evil and devilish things (“…worshiped the beast or his image…received his mark on their foreheads…”)

One does not need to wait around till eschatological prophecy comes to pass, but many today can be paying homage, respect to Satan’s devices, being caught up in the course of this world, that’s influenced by the god of this world. The saints of the millennium were living repented lives [v4]

The reign of God is coming. When it comes, it will subdue the whole world. God’s will shall be done. God will take control of every nation, culture and society. Every person will come under it’s authority – He will rid evil, corruption, wickedness, war. He will make peace, righteousness, harmony and purity.

“…the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever…” – Rev 11:15

Are you looking forward to monumental event?

Do you want to be a part of it?

You must repent!

This Christianity 101.

47 Responses to “Christianity 101”

  1. on 17 Dec 2011 at 1:11 amDoubting Thomas

    Thanks Steve!!! That was a good article… 🙂

  2. on 17 Dec 2011 at 1:20 pmlaureng

    What are so called God’s plans according to christians? His name is YHWH and He says in Ezekiel 36v22,23 that He will sanctify it from the profanity that it has received from the priest,popes,and pastors and YHWH will address their iniquities in Malachi 2. YHWH is weary of repenting as He said in Jeremiah 15v6, this is no longer accepted is why it has not worked in over 2000 years He wants us to stop changing His law, ordinances, judgments, and statues and His covenant in Isaiah 24v5, and is why He is angered and a ‘sword’ He is allowing upon us on earth in Jeremiah 25, until we turn back to Him in Malachi 3v7 and do the law for the Father YHWH does not change in Malachi 3v6 and man did and He is pouring the suffering onto us and it won’t stop until the Day of YHWH is here in Malachi 4v1, that burns like an oven. This is what is true and many need to stop misleading the flocks before anyone can do anything righteously is what our Creator YHWH is about and to not put anyone above Him in Isaiah 44v22, and 45v5-9, and 43v3,11, YHWH has told us who He is and no one is to be substituted for Him, He does not share in His glory in Isaiah 42v8, these He left to His prophet Isaiah to give to us to Know Him and yet we still hold a blind eye to His truth, and after the day of battle in Ezekiel 38, then will many discern who will serve Him and who will not serve Him in Malachi 3v18. Wake up people and do the law of YHWH prophesied in Malaki 4v4. Praise YHWH.

  3. on 17 Dec 2011 at 1:25 pmwhatnow

    What are so called God’s plans according to christians? His name is YHWH and He says in Ezekiel 36v22,23 that He will sanctify it from the profanity that it has received from the priest,popes,and pastors and YHWH will address their iniquities in Malachi 2. YHWH is weary of repenting as He said in Jeremiah 15v6, this is no longer accepted is why it has not worked in over 2000 years He wants us to stop changing His law, ordinances, judgments, and statues and His covenant in Isaiah 24v5, and is why He is angered and a ‘sword’ He is allowing upon us on earth in Jeremiah 25, until we turn back to Him in Malachi 3v7 and do the law for the Father YHWH does not change in Malachi 3v6 and man did and He is pouring the suffering onto us and it won’t stop until the Day of YHWH is here in Malachi 4v1, that burns like an oven. This is what is true and many need to stop misleading the flocks before anyone can do anything righteously is what our Creator YHWH is about and to not put anyone above Him in Isaiah 44v22, and 45v5-9, and 43v3,11, YHWH has told us who He is and no one is to be substituted for Him, He does not share in His glory in Isaiah 42v8, these He left to His prophet Isaiah to give to us to Know Him and yet we still hold a blind eye to His truth, and after the day of battle in Ezekiel 38, then will many discern who will serve Him and who will not serve Him in Malachi 3v18. Wake up people and do the law of YHWH prophesied in Malaki 4v4. Praise YHWH

  4. on 17 Dec 2011 at 1:48 pmwhatnow

    Steve, in Isaiah 24v21-23, this is stating how many who have defiled YHWHs law, and covenant, especially the high ones; and the people and priest in Isaiah 24v2, all shall be cut off, and destroyed unless they come back unto YHWH in Malachi3v7, then there in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall He YHWH of host will reign gloriously. The time is nearing the day of YHWH so people need to know and be given the truth, and take heed. For even the enemy (the leviathan-esau), must make peace in Isaiah 27, unto YHWH. Praise unto the Father YHWH.

  5. on 17 Dec 2011 at 2:51 pmSean

    whatnow,

    please use a real name

  6. on 17 Dec 2011 at 3:57 pmSarah

    whatnow,

    Welcome back, Lorraine 🙂

  7. on 17 Dec 2011 at 10:38 pmwhatnow

    Hello Sarah, Sean; Is the name wolfgang a real name? I like the name what now for it is unbelievable that people are not hearing the Word of YHWH, He says in Jeremiah 11v7, “Obey my voice, and vs. 8, “Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked everyone in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.” And as it was happening then for Ba’al it is happening now, for the only son that YHWH has ever spoke of is in Exodus 4v22,23 of Israel His son, and first born, and in Jeremiah 31v9, Ephraim’same as northern kingdom of Israel’ His first born regarding the twins of Joseph. There is no mentioning of any other names as the son of YHWH none. This is idolatry that was prophesied by Daniel 11v39, as was Islam prophesed in 11v43, that will come and they have until this day. Since over 2000 years now and none of them all religions have not did any good to this world nothing other than political and financial ‘gains,’ while the masses of people are poor as church mice. Not trying to be harsh but many people have been mislead. Many christian websites are questioning the misleading of the flocks I hope that this one is not in denial that is all. Many scriptures give proof to it then and now, in Jeremiah 12v10 and 13v13 more in Malachi 2 and many other places such as in Jeremiah 23 it is prophesied so we must read the book of life from Genesis – Malachi for the truth and some you still must discern. Such as kings these should be governors YHWH is the only King. People today are saddling the fence between two divities knowing the Father YHWH puts no one in His glory in Isaiah 42v8. Praise YHWH.

  8. on 18 Dec 2011 at 12:15 amJessica

    This article was a pleasure to read. I had a good time reading the scriptures. Love it! Thanks for posting.

  9. on 18 Dec 2011 at 9:57 amWolfgang

    @”whatnow”

    Hello Sarah, Sean; Is the name wolfgang a real name?

    Yes, Wolfgang is a real name … very common in German speaking countries … every heard of a composer named “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”?

    And I am very much in favor of people using their real name and thus taking responsibility for what they write instead of hiding behind anonymity (even if they come up with some religiously colored “justification” for anonymous contributions)

  10. on 18 Dec 2011 at 9:59 amWolfgang

    @whatnow
    your comment above (#6) trying to justify why you want to hide in anonymity is nonsense … Now, please note, I am not saying that those scriptures mentioned and quoted are nonsense .. I am saying that your application of them in an attempt to justify your unwillingness for taking responsibility for your words is nonsense

  11. on 18 Dec 2011 at 12:32 pmDoubting Thomas

    Hello Jessica,
    Welcome to K.R.!!! I hope you enjoy your visit with us… 🙂

  12. on 18 Dec 2011 at 12:50 pmwhatnow

    Wolfgang, sorry if I had mistaken your name as a nickname, I apologize for that but for an example the name ‘Doubting Thomas’, if this is what he or she wants for their screen name to be, then the last time I checked we are so far in a freer country than many of them are, and it is our choice to use our freedom of expression if we want to right? This is not hiding behind anything at all, it is mainly my expression of my opinion at this point; what now?, in questioning the reason for anyone to have the desire to place another before the Almighty Father YHWH, as I posted earlier, and YHWH has asked of us, where is His honor if He is the Father?, in Malachi 1v6. YHWH has told us several times that He is our Savior, and Redeemer, and to return to Him in Isaiah, chapters, 41,42,43,44 so what is this abandonment of leaving Him, and not praising Him? Because never did He say that He would not forgive sins neither not redeem them. But what He did say is in His jealousy, do not put anyone before Him. Deut.5v7, although this is a transliteration for it should read ‘Thou shall have NOTHING before me.’ And remember that YHWH changes NOT,in Malachi, 3v6. Why do those of us do this to YHWH disobeying His Word?, then wonder why there is a sword upon the earth in Jeremiah 25. YHWH Bless.

  13. on 18 Dec 2011 at 2:36 pmWolfgang

    @”what now?”
    who is placing something before YHWH in using their real name when talking to or communicating in writing with others?

    Your comments seem unrelated to the exchange on the topic of using one’s name when communicating with others

  14. on 18 Dec 2011 at 9:20 pmwhatnow

    My screen name is my preference: The subject or topic is on Christianity 101 right?, and my comment is on christianity putting another divinity or religion before the Almighty YHWH our Creator; for YHWH hates all religions and idolatry, He has never condone them, and the only time religion is mentioned in the book of life, short for The Book of Remembrance the so called OT in Malachi 3v16, is when the angel Gabriel told Daniel that he was there to help Daniel with the vision in Daniel 11v36-12v10, preferably 11v39, where it is prophesied that the strange gods will increase with glory and rule over many, and shall divide the land for ‘gain.’ this is christianity, this is how it began with Constantine this too is prophesied in 11v31,32, and in 11v43 is the idolatry of Islam both until this day, are taught to us through the prophets will be in the 4th kingdom as false religions against the honor of YHWH, and here we are in the 4th kingdom just as was prophesied with many under the gospell (good spell) of all religions, something that the Father YHWH never made for He never changes in Malachi 3v6, it is man made. For instance in Deut.14, YHWH tells us to eat clean animals, but in Timothy 4v4 he says every creature is good and none to be refused. A change, remember YHWH in Malachi 3v6. This is why many are with diseases today for YHWH knows us, and what we need He made us right? YHWH Bless.

  15. on 19 Dec 2011 at 12:11 amDoubting Thomas

    All my Christian friends call me Doubting Thomas because of my doubts about the God head (Trinity), and my doubts about whether certain writings should or should not have been included in our modern N.T. canon. Basically I have serious doubts about whether the writings of John and Paul should have been included in our modern N.T. canon, but I don’t try to force my doubts onto other people.

    However if someone is interested in knowing why it is I believe what I believe, then I am happy to share my beliefs with them, but I don’t proclaim that I am right and everyone else is wrong.

    BTW – Everyone that has been on this site for awhile knows that my real name is Tom Thurlow. I have posted this on several occasions. That is why some people (that have been around awhile) address me as Tom. Other people address me as D.T. or as Thomas. Either way I am not trying to hide my identity. My name is just a nickname that reflects my most unusual beliefs….

  16. on 19 Dec 2011 at 2:15 amwhatnow

    Doubting Thomas, I understand your nickname now and thanks for the explanation, and I would hope you and others would respect my preference of my nickname as well. But my name is Lorraine and just as you have said that your nickname reflects on your doubts about the beliefs, well, so is mines. It is the unimaginable notion that many are still avoiding that the New Testament should fulfill the Old Testament right?, but as many others are realizing, and as yourself had mentioned there seems to be some controversial issues of the manner of the scriptures. Such as in Isaiah 44vs.21-26, where YHWH tells us that He made all things and life by Himself, alone. But in the New Testament it implies or many christians constantly say that jesus was with YHWH in the heavens helping with the creations of life, and this is not true if the Voice and Word of the Father YHWH says differently for we know that YHWH changes NOT in Malachi 3v6. So, why would many of those who are in high priest pastor, or pope positions do not prevent this kind of misleading of the flocks? Not that I try to force my inquiries on others but I need to know that’s all. Instead of just believing a thing I prefer to substantiate it to know the truth and I look up the history of a certain prophecy or book of life event. Just like the name ‘book of life’, this short description of the so called OT, and the true name of the so called OT is The Book of Remembrance called by the Father YHWH in Malachi 3v16; and why is it that this truth is not told to the people, the flocks? These kinds of things and more is what I want to make clear for the time is nearing for the day of the Father YHWH in Malachi 4v1, and one would think that the truth is prevalent to us now. YHWH Bless.

  17. on 19 Dec 2011 at 10:32 amTim (aka Antioch)

    Hello Lorraine/whatnow.

    One of the issues I struggled with when coming to the unitarian position is why would God let his church be so misled? I prayed about this often.

    What has come to me is not only is this possible, but it seems to be God’s MO. Were not the chosen people kept as slaves for over 400 years in Egypt? Did not the ark of the covenant become lost? Did not the Israelites be exiled and God’s temple be destroyed? Did not his own Christ get crucified?

    To me, the corruption in the earthly church is just another in a series of errors that we humans have made in disobeying God. Even with a ‘deposit’ of the holy spirit in us, we still are fallen and make grievous errors. And of course, there is the role that Satan has played in corrupting the church – I tend to think that is not insignificant.

  18. on 19 Dec 2011 at 12:32 pmSarah

    Tim,

    One of the issues I struggled with when coming to the unitarian position is why would God let his church be so misled? I prayed about this often.

    I’ve thought about this a lot too. It appears to be a huge stumbling block for trinitarians who are presented with the unitarian position. You made a very good point about the Jews in Egypt for 400 years. In fact, Israel’s story from Abraham to Christ is one of spiritual adultery contrasted by a faithful remnant in each generation.

    The NT predicts repeatedly that the church would be similarly infiltrated with false teaching from the time of the apostles all the way up through the last days. Mainstream teaching tends to suppose that the great “falling away” has not yet happened, and will occur en masse just before the return of Christ. Instead, I believe the falling away started in the 1st century, and will reach its inevitable climax just before the return of Christ.

  19. on 19 Dec 2011 at 6:04 pmTim (aka Antioch)

    I find it interesting too that the subject of many of Paul’s letters were to correct those churches that had gone astray. If they were going astray in the day’s when the apostles were still around, what was bound to happen after they all died off?

  20. on 19 Dec 2011 at 10:17 pmwhatnow

    Tim,Sarah, there is so much wrong, with what is taught in the churches about the truth. For one there were no jews in Egypt, they were Hebrew Israelite who were in bondage for 400 years. The J was not in existence until the 1700s. The reason that YHWH allowed the afflction was because of the people going astray. Remember Jacob went to Egypt with his son Joseph and his sons 70 souls the generations went also, and for the first 17 years under Jacob the chosen people did the law, then after the death of Jacob the chosen people for 13 more years did the law, after Joseph died then they began to follow the Egyptians and their idols and defiled the law and covenant and themselves which led to the 400 years of affliction, and so on in Ezekiel 23. But as I said the priest pastors and popes who let the flocks be mislead you have to understand that YHWH gave us ‘free will’, and this is how much He loves us to give us the option to do what is right and live righteously, and follow His law and ordinances, judgments and statues and covenant. Once we leave Him and them, we become cursed into the sword of Jeremiah 25. It is not that YHWH lets the church to mislead people, its that people will do what they do and make bad choices and steer others wrong for the priest popes and pastors are people, and they have free will right? so, they may either do right or wrong by others of their desires and wants, and they have this freedom of choice which YHWH gave us from His love, and this is all it is. Simply put to tickle the flocks ears they profit off of the people to keep them coming back. Telling lies as jesus, there is no jesus prophesied in the so called old testament the book of life, Book of Remembrance from YHWH in Malachi 3v16; also there is a Spiritual War going on and has been since Exodus 17v14-15 from the enemy of YHWH; but these lies has helped to divide the land to increase in gain over these past 70 years some of these popes and pastors have so much money its ridiculous pulled in by the enemy either knowingly or they do not know that they work for the enemy, some may even think they are doing right, and many politicans have joined in since then too into this ‘gain’ which was prophesied in Daniel 11v39, that it would be. But, the truth is, there is only one savior and redeemer and this is the Father YHWH in Isaiah 43v3.11 and Isaiah 44v22 and He pleads with us to come back unto Him in Malachi 3v7. No one can die for anyone else sins in Eze. 18 and Deut.24v15,16. There is no prophecy of jesus sacrificial dying for the sins in the OT book of life, and if you read the OT you will see that many are prophesied so wouldn’t the so called son of the Father be also? And the only time that a son was ever mentioned by YHWH was in Exodus 4v22,23 His son and firstborn Israel, the Hebrew Israelite that was suppose to be the chosen people to serve YHWH and to be His holy intercession for all the other nations to follow, or what they have in the book of life ‘for a light unto the gentiles’, and n one can have two firstborn sons. One other fact is this the NT is suppose to fulfill the OT, and it does not, it has many changes, and our Father YHWH changes NOT in Malachi 3v6. People have to turn back to the law Exodus 20, Deut.5, the Sabbath in Leviticus 23 and vs.5-8 the passover, and the passover in Exodus 12. Do the dietary of YHWH in Deut.14 and Leviticus 11 for our health, and Praise the Father YHWH and live righteously this is all. When we changed the ordinances of YHWH in Isaiah 24v5, just to do whatever the heck we wanted and to keep doing wrong we made the Father angry if we don’t change we will be curse or dealth with in the day of YHWH in Malachi 4v1; anyway first as I said YHWH is merciful Father, in Malachi 3v18 He will have us to discern who we will serve either Him or not Him and then the battle will be on in Ezekiel 38 to destroy the enemy Obadiah and Malachi 1v1-5. YHWH Bless.

  21. on 20 Dec 2011 at 1:21 amwhatnow

    correction…first Joseph had not died yet and the people had still began to transgress and do idols against the Father YHWH..second the enemy in Psalms 83,Exodus 17v14-15, will be destroyed prophesied in Obadiah, then the Monarch will come for the Arm of YHWH in Jeremiah 23v1-8 of YHWH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS prophesied in Isaiah 60, then in Isaiah 47 the destruction of the daughter of babylon, the US,and next after the new Temple is built in Haggie 2, the last battle will come in Ezekiel 38,39 of the Iraqies. There in this order. Praise YHWH.

  22. on 20 Dec 2011 at 10:32 amSarah

    Lorraine (whatnow),

    For one there were no jews in Egypt, they were Hebrew Israelite who were in bondage for 400 years.

    This is what I meant. If I incorrectly used the term “Jews” then I stand corrected. The point remains: the majority of God’s chosen Hebrew Israelites strayed into idolatry repeatedly throughout their history.

    The remainder of what you wrote is the same set of views you’ve been asserting on various threads for a while now, regardless of what topic is actually being discussed.

  23. on 20 Dec 2011 at 2:20 pmWolfgang

    hi there,

    For one there were no jews in Egypt, they were Hebrew Israelite who were in bondage for 400 years.

    who says that Hebrew Israelites were IN BONDAGE in Egypt for 400 years ?

    If one calculates the various times and years mentioned regarding Jacob, Joseph, then some time references regading Moses and the Levites as well as in which generation they left Egypt, it should be rather obvious that the Israelites were not in bondage for 400 years.

    How could the Israelites have been in Egypt in bondage for 400 years, when the overall time from the time of Abraham to the giving of the Law was only approx. 400 years?

    Cheers,
    Wolfgang

  24. on 20 Dec 2011 at 2:28 pmwhatnow

    Sarah, I am on the topic, the topic of christianity 101, and it being idolatry, and all religions are idolatry, Islam, Judaism all. You say that the Hebrew Israelite went astray against the Father YHWH repeatedly throughout their history, well so is everyone else using these religions and being into idolatry against the Father as well. Not being a Hebrew dosen’t exclude one from the betrayal of idolatry against the Creator YHWH for as He says all souls are His in Ezekiel 18. And He wants all of us, gentiles and other nations to do His law, judgments statues and ordinances this hasn’t changed for YHWH changes not, in Malachi 3v6. This is why a sword is on the earth in Jeremiah 25, and we have tried everything, and the world is still getting worst for the masses of mankind. This is why YHWH ask us to come back to Him in Malachi 3v7, not christianity not any religion these are idolatry against the Almighty Creator YHWH who is our Savior and our Redeemer, not jesus, in Isaiah 43v3,11 and 44v22. The truth of religions needs to be told is the topic, and to stop misleading the flocks. YHWH Bless.

  25. on 20 Dec 2011 at 2:45 pmtimothy

    everyone

    i am thankful to have LHIM connection 2tim 3:16,17.

  26. on 20 Dec 2011 at 3:06 pmtimothy

    email address corrected

  27. on 20 Dec 2011 at 3:08 pmwhatnow

    Wolfgang, although this is not the main concern about where or how long they were in bondage but the fact that they were in bondage because of their iniquities against the Almighty YHWH is basically what the concern is. For what we as a society wants is to do right by the Father YHWH and honor His Word correct? So, whatever the ones who went astray did, we as mankind or son of man should be trying to focus on how not to do the same mistakes as those who were in bondage did as an example that would anger YHWH, and how to appease Him and get right with Him don’t you think? Your time may be correct but in Genesis 15vs13,14, in v.14 it reads “And also that nation whom they shall serve, will I judge: and ‘afterward’ shall they come out with great substance.” YHWH said this to Abraham what the prophecy will be not I and it was fulfilled. And when the Hebrew people did come out of Egypt they were with great substance given back to them by their oppressors, and this will happen again in the new coming out of bondage for the ones who were scattered to the four corners of the earth. Being called bywords and proverbs are still today under the curse of servitude and poverty as prophesied in Deut.28v15-68 and 68 has already been fulfilled of the slavery of the ones who were exiled for their transgressions. Of their idolatry and whoredom; defiling themselves, or ourselves even today. Mind you whoredom with YHWH can mean lying, cheating, killing,stealing, idols,adultery, swearing eating swine, etc..all that is not righteous much of what we do now and think it is fine NO it is not, maybe by jesus but not by YHWH our creator. But if you truly need the time frames I will provide later. Personally, I think that the suffering and bondage of Jeremiah 25 is what we should want to avoid. YHWH Bless.

  28. on 20 Dec 2011 at 5:41 pmwhatnow

    Go to YHWH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS or call, and do not be afraid of the truth, and to learn the truth about ‘life’ and righteousness, and our Creator the Almighty Father YHWH. Bless all, and Praise YHWH.

  29. on 20 Dec 2011 at 6:56 pmSarah

    Lorraine,

    Your group’s website says very little about its history – when it was founded, how widespread it is, who the leaders are, and so forth. Neither does it offer a concise statement of beliefs to give the visitor an idea what views they hold. Further, I would be interested in knowing how you came to discover this group and what position you hold within it.

    Can you offer some insight into these things?

  30. on 21 Dec 2011 at 2:19 amwhatnow

    Sarah, if you went to YHWH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, it does tells you of the history in the flyer tab, then in the home tab it explains its objectives and goals, and in the video tab are the lectures, or there are audio tab lectures, then there is a phone number to call in the contact tab if one has any questions, and the only leader it has is YHWH the Creator of Life, but there are hosts who magnify YHWHs Holy Name. I came upon them from looking through websites and found this one Kingdom Ready, and YHWH OUR RIGHTEOUS simultaneously, and both I enjoyed. One with the conversing to others about the book of life, and the other with learning lectures on the book of life. But still everyone MUST READ and STUDY THE BOOK, from Genesis to Malachi this is ONE’S own responsibility, and ‘any’ question can be answered in the contact tab. Just as everyone is responsible for their own sins in Deut.24vs.15,16, and one is also responsible for their ‘life’ in Deut. 32vs.45-47, and to serve the most high. And this is the only position I hold that is to getting right with the Father YHWH. By studing the book of life, and doing the law; ordinances, judgments statues and the covenant and keeping the Sabbath day holy doing the Passover in Exodus 12, or Leviticus 23, and sharing the Word with others as much as I can as He asked of us to in Malachi 4v4. In Malachi 3v16, for it says “Then they that feared YHWH spake often one to another; and YHWH hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared YHWH, and that ‘thought’ upon his name.” vs.17 “And they shall be ‘mine’, said YHWH of hosts in that day when I make up my ‘jewels’; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.” This is my calling to be His, YHWH the Almighty Creator . YHWH Bless.

  31. on 21 Dec 2011 at 11:05 amSarah

    Lorraine,

    It’s interesting to me that you follow both the other website and this one, since they directly oppose each other in how they understand Jesus Christ. I can tell you from personal experience that Jesus Christ, through his words and his Holy Spirit, has transformed my life. He is the one who has given me the courage to compare orthodox Christianity against the Bible and shed beliefs that don’t align with scripture.

    In seeing God’s son more clearly, I am discovering who God is more clearly. It’s been amazing to learn how seamlessly the old and new testaments fit together. My sincere prayer is that God would enable you to see the wisdom, power, hope, forgiveness, and salvation unto eternal life that is available to you through his Son and Messiah Jesus Christ.

  32. on 21 Dec 2011 at 2:29 pmwhatnow

    Sarah, I first must say that I am glad that you found a transform for the better in your life and this is what YHWH stands for to live a righteous and peaceful prolonged life as was our own Job’s turned out to be, he lived happily through four generations of prolonged life by doing the law of YHWH, eating properly as said in the law in Deut.14 and Leviticus 11, and living righteously. If there is any scripture that any of those who ‘believe’ in a son of the Father YHWH named jesus, prophesied in the book of life the OT, then will they provide that scripture? For the only son and firstborn that was said by the Word of YHWH is in Exodus 4v22,23 of the chosen people Israel, and we all know that there cannot be two firstborn sons. Also, if everything else is prophesied into the book of life so called OT shouldn’t the NT fulfill the OT by its prophecy? There is no mentioning of jesus mary the story of jesus nor the deciples prophesied by any prophet of YHWH in the OT of them, nothing, and why is that? Also, for sure is, that the chosen people of Israel and now their descendants are to be a ‘LIGHT’ unto the Gentiles the future, and all the nations, and Israel the ‘chosen people’ is the son of YHWH His firstborn in Exodus 4v22,23, and this is prophesied all through the book of life, the so called OT, and a servant, an elect and ‘seed’ that will be or has been raised out of David of the chosen people who have the covenant with YHWH is what every scripture in the book of life in the OT reads. For we know that YHWH does nothing without His prophets in Amos 3v7. YHWH has also said not to put anything before Him but people still snuff Him and His honor and do not praise Him as in Malachi 1v6,13, and in vs.14 YHWH tells us that He is a great King, and even the heathen dread His name but we shun Him ‘son of man’, and in chapter 3v13, for people are mad upon their idols prophesied and said in Jeremiah 50v38. And those who shun YHWH, I give my sincere prayer that YHWH will enable them to see the ‘light’ of Him, for He is the Only Savior and Redeemer prophesied in Isaiah 42,43 and 44, and as YHWH has prophesied and said, in Isaiah 43v13, “Yes, before the day was I am He; and there is NONE that can be DELIVER out of MY HAND: I will work, and who shall let it?, meaning do not be stiff necked and so full of pride, and not to let the knowledge that has perversed them leave them behind, in Isaiah 47v10, for YHWH changes NOT in Malachi 3v6. Don’t be afraid of the truth it will set you free. YHWH Bless.

  33. on 21 Dec 2011 at 3:31 pmwhatnow

    Oh, and not that I follow this site I find to bring the true Word of the Father YHWH to those in need a small job, but none in the less to serve the most high YHWH the Creator. Praise YHWH the Creator of the heavens the earth and the waters and ALL ‘life’. YHWH Bless.

  34. on 22 Dec 2011 at 12:09 pmTim (aka Antioch)

    whatnow – I think I asked this before but maybe I don’t remember your response – how do you interpret Isaiah 53? Who is being spoken of there?

  35. on 23 Dec 2011 at 7:02 pmwhatnow

    Tim, this scripture in Isaiah 53 is so preciously done, it begins in Isaiah v 9 here YHWH rejoices the day soon to come of how he has comforted His people, (the chosen people ‘Israel’ of YHWH,His son and firstborn in Exodus 4:v22,23), and has redeemed Jerusalem. In Isaiah 52v10 here is where YHWH tells us that He made His holy arm for all the nations: and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of YHWH. Then you go to vs.12, here YHWH lets the chosen arm know the one YHWH has anointed that he will not be alone and that YHWH will go before him, and YHWH the Strong One of Israel will be his reward. Next is vs.13-15, YHWH describes to us his servant his holy arm. Now, we go to Isaiah 53v1, here YHWH expresses to us WHO has believed in our report? and to whom is the arm of YHWH revealed? First YHWH begins from vs.2-8 His description of who the arm is and what plight and suffering he has gone through and of his transgression for he too was stricken. Then in vs.9, it gets (plural) it tells of those of YHWHs people who died and had no violence or deceit, they were innocent, but in vs.10 it pleased YHWH to bruise him(plural the chosen people),His chosen people who went astray,YHWH had put them to grief: but when thou(or those of them who) shall make their ‘soul’an offering for sin(meaning praying for those who had sinned against the Father YHWH to help them to convert, and praying for those who died innocently, and praying and guiding the ones seeking YHWH doing the work for YHWH to bring many back to YHWH,living righteously, he(they) shall see his(their) ‘seed’ this means to know who they are the chosen people of YHWH, for many lost their way going astray from YHWH, and did not remember who they were some still lost until this day; continued…then he (the chosen) shall ‘prolong’his(their)days and the pleasure of YHWH shall prosper in his(their)hand. In vs.11 he(singular)now he has earned this right to serve YHWH living righteously and doing the law and shall justify many the one who has found his seed and the travail of his soul, he shall bare their iniquities in prayer and work confessing of the ways of YHWH and His law and ordinances to others for YHWH day in, and day out, none stop; last in vs.12, YHWH shall divide him a portion with the great, because he the servant that is showing YHWH his dedication and righteousness and hard work pouring his soul out for YHWH until his death, for he was ‘once’ numbered with the transgressors(meaning among them)baring the sin of many(he sinned before), and then made intercession for the transgressors(meaning he the servant is An Intercessor between YHWH and Man) is the one who will be chosen by doing all of this for YHWH showing his love his redemption and work and dedication and doing (ALL) that YHWH ask of us is who this is. I will tell you a secret in Isaiah 53v4 here it says that he will be esteemed stricken(meaning crazy) because he is dispelling the ‘myths’ of the idols and religions that many are ‘believing in today that they are ‘mad’ about in Jeremiah 50v38, putting them over YHWH’ and he the servant the messenger is here Tim, but who will listen to him? who shall stand when he appears? in Malachi 3v1-3. Then in Malachi 3v.4 YHWH expresses how pleasant it will be for Judah and Jerusalem for they shall be as in the days of old and in the former years. Next in 3v.5, YHWH tells us of how He will get rid of those who oppressed and mislead others the wicked, then it continues on from vs.6-18 through Malachi 4, of what YHWH wants from us, and what He will do in the days to come that are nearing. Yes Malachi 3v1-3, goes with the prophecy Isaiah 53, and there are others. YHWH Bless.

  36. on 23 Dec 2011 at 7:06 pmwhatnow

    Tim, so sorry correction in Isaiah v9 it should be (Isaiah 52v9).

  37. on 23 Dec 2011 at 7:23 pmwhatnow

    Also, as it says in Isaiah 53v1 WHO will believe in our report? whom is the arm of YHWH revealed?, this is about the servant finding his seed and being the intercessor and servant and messenger of YHWH and Man, but, it is also speaking to all of us to come back to YHWH again in Malachi 3v7, and Do the law and the ordinances of YHWH in Exodus 20, the Sabbath the day of rest in Leviticus 23 the Passover in Exodus 12 and Leviticus 23, and the dietary of YHWH in Deut.14 and Leviticus 11 and live righteously, and praise YHWH until the new day is here and the temple is built. Then read and study from Genesis – Malachi the book of life, so called OT and do not be afraid to go to YHWH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS for video lectures or call 1-773-874-0325, to learn what YHWH the only Savior and Father wants from us. YHWH Bless.

  38. on 24 Dec 2011 at 10:29 pmwhatnow

    To all it would seem to me that YHWH the Strong One, has told to us everything else, how He is our Savior and Redeemer in Isaiah 43v3,11,14 and Isaiah 44v22 and confirmed this with 43v13 saying “Yea, before the day was I am He; and there is ‘NONE’ no jesus yeshua lamb that can deliver out of my hand: ‘I YHWH’ will work, and who shall let it?” Will those of you let Him says the Almighty Creator work for you? And also, if YHWH told us that His only son and firstborn is ‘ISRAEL’ in Exodus 4:vs.22,23. Then wouldn’t He tell us or prophesied of how He or a son came down to be born of a virgin, died for our sins, then resurrected back up to heaven and now we are all saved from the first sin of Adam? Do you really think that YHWH could not tell us of this OR do you think He forgot to tell us?, when He has told us of everything else now do you really? YHWH even let us know when he came down to visit Abraham in Genesis 18, and then YHWH lets us know that Abraham is His friend in Isaiah 41v8. YHWH doesn’t tell us about this JC in the OT because it is not true. At some point those of you really need to AWAKEN from the gross darkness that you have been brainwashed into its all nonsense. The scripture in Isaiah 59 read it, but preferably vs. 9 and 10, confirms this where it says that many are walking in darkness, and they grope for the walls like the blind and are as ‘dead men’. While I am on the subject of being dead men, also this scripture Isaiah 59, is for our future it highlights what is meant in Daniel 12v2, of many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall ‘AWAKE’ (from their gross darkness as dead men in Isaiah 59) some to everlasting life, and some to everlasting contempt,vs.3, and they that be ‘WISE’ and AWAKEN shall shine, and they that turn many into righteousness will be as the stars for ever and ever; now here is the pitch, in Isaiah 59vs.20,21: v.20,our Redeemer YHWH shall come to Zion just as YHWH says in Malachi 3v1-4, then in v5,”And I will come to you to judgment,etc,” continue….v20,to them that ‘turned from their transgressions’, etc. meaning He will be with us and there is no jc needed, no cleansing by a lamb blood sacrifice not until the new temple is back with us in Haggie 2, they have been suspended; one just has to turn from their trasgressions, and come back to YHWH and do the Law. and in Isaiah 59 v.21,YHWH says that His Spirit is upon them and His words that are in their mouths, and it shall not depart out of their mouth, nor out of the mouth of their ‘seeds’ or their ‘seeds’ ‘seed’, henceforth FOR EVER. This is all that is happening in Daniel 12v2 those who were in darkness asleep have AWAKEN to the light and their ‘seeds’ will live on for ever and are (being delivered in Daniel 12v1). There is no eternal life for us only YHWH can live eternally, this is why the Father has many times said that He is the first and the last and besides me there is none,Isaiah 43, and as said in Deut.30v15-20 and Deut.32v45-47 we live righteously and turn from our transgressions and do the law and ordinances and we live a ‘prolonged’ life as does the servant in Isaiah 53v10 for his obedience to the Voice of the Father YHWH and turning from his transgressions. All that YHWH the Creator wants from us people is to Obey His Voice in Jeremiah 11v8. Even Noah,Daniel, and Job had to do this, YHWH says that they have to deliver their own souls by their righteousness in Ezekiel 14v14. I am so sorry, but there is no sacrifice of blood lamb or a man in order to come back to YHWH the Father or He would have told us and these scriptures above all prove to you what YHWH wants from us and there are many more like this in the book of life the OT, and if you look up the Book of Remembrance in Malachi 3v16, it will come back as the Standard Bible. Please get right with YHWH The Father this is the true gift of life, and do the law if YHWH does not change in Malachi 3v6 then His law has not either none of it not ever. YHWH Bless.

  39. on 24 Dec 2011 at 11:38 pmtimothy

    i thought this was about Christianity 101 and then i read 2 corinthians
    4:4.(kjv) and now can better understand the verse.

  40. on 25 Dec 2011 at 5:26 pmwhatnow

    Tim, not that I read in the NT(not truth) book, but in that scripture above in your last post my sentiments exactly only its coming from the Almighty Father YHWH, and yes the so called god of this world has truly blinded many with these religions that are all nothing but IDOLATRY taking many astray, they for 2000 years have done nothing to better mankind and they won’t for we all have to come back to the only Savior, in Isaiah 44v22, the Father YHWH in Malachi 3v7. The religions took you away from the spirituality of YHWH the Strong One of Israel, and they are not condoned by the Creator and Father YHWH, not any of them He hates Idolatry they are lies and deceit. It was prophesied by Moses from YHWH that we would do this go into them in the ‘latter days’, these (new) gods that came (newly up),(NT), need I say more? in Deut 31v29, and Deut. 32. Also our blessings and our curses in Deut. 30,31. And to many do not think that this is in the old days this was prophesied for now and always remember YHWH your Father changes not in Malachi 3v6, so why would anything be any different if the Father says He has not changed this means nothing in His law has changed we must do and Obey His Voice, and Law in Jeremiah 11v8. Praise the Father YHWH, Selah!

  41. on 01 Jan 2012 at 8:40 pmwhatnow

    Kingdom Ready, this is an apology from Lorraine Voss, to all, what I have posted may all be true, but what I did not know was that it and all that is in the New Testament is the plan of the Father YHWH and how He will Magnify Himself with us ALL in His day, Malachi 4v1, and of the Jerusalem Movement. Everything that is happening today the good the bad the ‘sword’ upon the earth is all of His plan, and it will be done by YHWH for His homeland and His people Israel along with other goyim(nations), will be reproached, and many all over the earth shall see His light many. So again, I apologize to you all, keep up the good work for the day of YHWH is nearing us, and YHWH Bless.

  42. on 01 Jan 2012 at 8:44 pmwhatnow

    CORRECTION….TO TAKE AWAY THE REPROACH SORRY.

  43. on 01 Jan 2012 at 9:17 pmDoubting Thomas

    Lorraine (whatnow),
    I am surprised (but happy) to hear that you are now looking at the New Testament in a new light. You had said that you didn’t believe the N.T. writings were authentic writings reflecting the will of YHWH (at least that’s what I thought you had said), and that’s why you did not study them. I would be most interested to hear why it is you have changed your mind.

    BTW – I also believe the day of judgment (coming day of YHWH) is near, and I hope that Yah will bless you and everyone else on this site as well…

  44. on 02 Jan 2012 at 12:46 amtimothy

    Lorraine (whatknow)
    hallelujah !
    2 timothy 3:16
    16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness

  45. on 02 Jan 2012 at 11:52 amwhatnow

    Doubting Thomas, I have a change of heart because I’ve realized now that this whole business of religion is the plan of YHWH to Magnify Himself, everything is for a reason, and everything is from YHWH, and I must learn to trust in Him that nothing is too hard for Him. Praise YHWH.

  46. on 02 Jan 2012 at 12:25 pmtimothy

    lorraine (whatknow)
    proverbs 3: (nasb)
    5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    And do not lean on your own understanding.
    6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He will make your paths straight.

  47. on 02 Jan 2012 at 12:56 pmSarah

    Lorraine,

    It is wonderful to hear you are reconsidering the NT and, I pray, who Jesus Christ is. I couldn’t agree more with timothy’s post #43 which quoted Proverbs 3:5-6. If you continually seek after God with a sincere heart he will reveal himself to you, and will show you what is true and what is not. May the Lord draw you ever closer to himself and into the abundant life given through his son!

    Sarah

  

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