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"Master, will there only be a few people saved?"  (Luke 13:23)

Someone once asked the Savior, “Lord, will there only be a few people saved” to which the Messiah answered “Strive to enter at the Narrow Gate, for many I tell you will seek to enter and will not be able to" (Luke 13:23-24).... 

"Many will say to Me on that day, ' Lord, Lord,...and then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me you who practice LAWLESSNESS" (Matt 7:22-23)  - read more

The Heavenly Father's Name

Exo 3:15  Elohim, furthermore, said to Moses, "Yahuweh, ....' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.

Did you know that the Heavenly Father put His Name in His book, the Bible, over 6,823 times? Why is it than that most people that read the Bible, Jew and Christian alike, never heard of the Almighty's Name? Is it important that you know the heavenly Fathe's Name? You be the judge Click here to read the articles and view the video.

Psa 83:18 That they may know that You alone, whose name is Yahuweh, Are the Most High over all the earth.

Isa 52:6 "Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, 'Here I am.'"

       Mal 3:16 Then those who feared Yahuweh spoke to one another, and Yahuweh gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear Yahuweh and who esteem His name.

       Mat 6:9 "Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

       Rom 9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "for this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate my power in you and that My Name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth."

Did you know that the name 'Jesus' doesn't appear in the 1611 KJV Bible, not one single time!

Of course I'm not referring to the King James Bible used today, which is roughly the 25th revision of the original 1611 version. I'm referring to the original 1611 KJV.The name Jesus IS NOT in there one single time. Why? Read on to find the answer.

Are you aware that the letter “J” did not exist in any language on the face of the  earth until the year 1520 A.D, and it did not come into popular use for roughly another 100 years. Consequently when the 1611 KJV was written the letter 'J' did not appear in it, not one single time.. Let me repeat that, “the original 1611 King James Bible does not contain the letter 'J' not even one time. If the letter 'J' didn't exist until the year 1520, and was never used in the 1611 King James Bible, than how could the Messiah's name have been pronounce “Jesus”? The answer is “it wasn't”. The One who died for the sins of Israel was never called by the name 'Jesus', nor did he or anyone else in his day ever hear the name 'Jesus'. Why? Because the name 'Jesus' would not have existed for roughly another 1,500 years. With that being the case then what name was Peter talking about when he said

Act 4:12  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved

If the name 'Jesus' did not exist when Peter made this statement then what is the name by which we must be saved? For the answer as to what name it is that we must call on to be saved  click here.

               The Rapture

Who will be taken and Who will be left

The answer is almost sure to shock you - "click here"

"I said YOU are gods"  John 10:34

Who are these "gods" that the Messiah is referring to?

When the Jews accused the Messiah of claiming to be God he quoted Psalm 82:6 and asked the question "If He, that is the Heavenly Father Yahuweh, called them, that is the judges of Israel, gods then why do you accuse me of blasphemy for saying that I am the Son of God?"

Most Christians are unaware of the fact that along with the judges of Israel being called 'gods' the angels, Moses, and Samuel the prophet are also referred to as 'gods' in the Bible. How is that possible when Yahuweh Himself tells us that "there is no God but Me" (Isaiah 43:10)?   "click here"  to find out the answer to this very important question.

        The Trinity  -  Really?

 

With billions of Christians believing in a Triune god, that is a 3 in 1 god known as the  "Trinity" one would think that the Trinity is talked about throughout the entire Bible, and yet the fact is that such terms as "the Trinity", 'god the Son', 'god the Holy Spirit' or the 1st and 2nd persons of anything, are never mentioned in the Bible, not one single time. Why is that? Click here for the answer.

What 'must' we believe about the Messiah !

Please turn in your Bble to the passage where we're asked to believe that the Messiah Yahoshua is the 'god/man'. 
 Can't  find it?  How about the passage that tells us that the Messiah is the 2nd person of the Triune godhead?  You say that's not there either?  How about the passage that calls Messiah "god the son". No, again that term is never found in the Bible. Surely the word "Trinity" is on every page of the Bible. What's that, the word "Trinity" is never mentioned in the Bible! How is that possible?  The fact is you're not going to find any of those phrases ever mentioned in the Bible and yet such terms are used by a majority of Christianity today.

If such terms as god/man, god the son. or the 2nd person of the Triune godhead or Trinity are never mentioned in the Bible then what exactly are we told to believe about the Messiah Yahoshua? In this article we'll be taking a look at everything the Bible tells us about the Messiah and what it is we MUST believe about Him in order to be saved.  To view the article "click here".  

 

Deut 6:4 "Hear Oh Israel Yahuweh is One (Echad)!"

 This is an article that I posted on an orthodox website a number of months ago, so it directed to that group. I’ll edit it in the future when I have the time. But for now it makes clear that “Yahuweh is ONE” as Moses stated in Deuteronomy 6:4.

There’s much I could say about the fact that the Messiah “IS NOT” the ‘god/man, god the son, the 2nd person of the Triune godhead, or Almighty God. And if anyone is interested I’d be happy to discuss any and all passages that have been use over the years in trying to promote a Trinity, something the Scriptures never talk about. Passages such as Gen 1:26; Isa 9;6; Mic 5:2; John 1;1; 10;34 and the handful of others that people often times try to use. As a matter of fact I have articles typed up on just about all of these passage which I’ll be posting on the website soon.

You see I once believed in the Trinity and like most people I didn’t want to give it up. I went to great lengths in trying to hang on to it. The more I ‘honestly’ looked into it the more it became clear such a thing as a ‘trinity’ did not exist, not anywhere in the Scriptures anyway. Of course all the pagan religions have their ‘trinities’ and pantheon of gods, but for Israel, they have only One, the Father, Yahuweh. So if anyone is interested in a particular passage let me know and I’ll send it if I have one made up already, if not I’ll type one up and post it, as time permits.

For now I’d like to comment on the Hebrew word “echad” found in Deuteronomy 6:4, meaning “one“.

Deut 6:4 "Hear, O Israel! Yahuweh is our Elohim (God), Yahuweh is one.

Clearly Moses is telling the children of Israel that in contrast to all the pagan nations around them, with their Triune gods, Israel has One Elohim (God), Yahuweh. Which is what the scriptures clearly teach from Genesis to Revelation.

(John 17:3; 20;17; Act 2:22; 1 Cor 8:6; Eph 4:6; 1 Tim 2:5; Rev 3:12; 15:3-4)

In this article we’re going to focus on the word “echad” to show that Yahuweh is absolutely “One” and not a 3 in 1 Elohim (God) as so many today would like to believe.

The word ‘echad’

The word ’echad’ is used 878 times in the Tanak, and never, not one of those times is it ever used to describe two, three, four, or five, or anything else other than ‘one‘ - it always means “one.” I’m not guessing, I’m sure, I went through and checked each of those 878 times it’s used (I’ll comment on Gen 2:24 in a moment.). If anyone else takes the time to check them out, which I would hope you do, please tell me if I over looked one.

The word ‘echad’ could be used to describe

one flock’ of birds,

one pride’ of lions,

one herd’ of cattle,

one house’ full of people,

one crowd’ of people

one tribe’ of people,

one thousand‘ of anything,

one cluster’ of grapes,

one generation‘ of people

one portion’ of anything, and on and on.

I think you get the idea. But in each of those cases the word ‘echad’ mans ‘ONE’ as in 1 - flock, 1 - pride, 1 - herd, 1 - house, 1 - crowd, 1 - tribe, 1 - cluster, 1 - thousand, 1 - generation, 1 - portion and so on. Now the word attached to ‘echad’ like - flock, pride, herd, house, crowd, generation, cluster, are all talking about more than one, but echad is describing the flock, pride, herd, house, crowd, cluster, crowd. Generation, and it ALWAYS means “one“.

Years ago I was at a Passover gathering and one of the fellows there got up and while he was discussing something he implied how the Messiah was the Almighty. Well I think if I would have kept silent I would have been perceived as being in agreement with this fellow, and I didn’t want that to happen. So I politely disagreed, and explained to him how the Father, Yahuweh, alone is the Almighty, and there’s no such thing as a Trinity in the Bible. Nor is such a tern as the god/man, or god the son ever used in the entire Bible. The Almighty is One and that is the Father. Well needless to say, this man immediately brought up the word “echad.”

At the time, this was probably 20 some years ago, the Strong‘s Concordance defined the word ‘echad‘ as a ‘unity‘ even though the word is never, ever, defined that way. But who was I to disagree with the Strong’s Concordance? Since that time James Strong, or rather his publishers, since he’s passed away, have come out with a new edition of the Strong’s Concordance, it’s called the “Strongest Strong’s.” And in this new edition of the Strong’s they included a list of, if I remember right, over 100 mistakes which they had corrected from the previous editions. And guess which one of those ’mistakes’ that they corrected was? Right, they corrected the definition of ’echad.’ Instead of defining it as a ‘unity’ they defined it as “one.“ Why did they change it, because as I mentioned never is the word echad used to mean more than ’one.’ I would like to challenge you, as I did, to go through the 878 times it’s used in the Tanak and find even one (echad) example where ‘echad’ means more than ‘one.’ It may sound like a time consuming thing to do, to check out each time the word is used that is, but what we’re talking about here is a matter of Eternity, that is where you and I will be spending it. To know who the Almighty is, is not a pick and chose thing, if you die believing in a Trinity, when the fact is the Father alone is the Almighty, as the Messiah tells us he is (John 17:3) you will die lose (2 Thes 1:8). If the Father alone is the Almighty to worship anything, or anyone, other then the Father as the Almighty is called ‘idolatry.’ Sorry, but that’s a fact, and not to mention that would not be loving on my part. So look into before it’s to late. Put Yahuweh and the Messiah first in your life, and don‘t let what others are going to say or think of you if you embrace the Truth.

As I mentioned above, echad is often times used to describe ’another’ word which might be describing a unity, such as a flock, crowd, herd, cluster and so forth, but the word ‘echad’ itself always means ‘one.‘

As for the word ‘yachid’ which for a reason that I don’t quite understand, some people like to say that is the word that “should have” been used in Deut 6:4 to describe the Almighty “if” the Almighty was actually “ONE” rather then the 3 in 1 that Christianity seems to think He is. I find that such an incredible thing to say, that “IF” the Almighty was actually ONE He should have / would have, used the word ‘yachid’ instead of ‘echad’ to let people know He was only One.

Does anyone find it amazing that even though the word ‘echad’ rather than ‘yachid‘, was used to describe the Almighty, no one, not Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, any of the prophets, or anyone else of the multitude of people described in the Tanak, or in the so-called New Testament I might add, never figured out, as Christianity seems to have done today, that the Almighty was a 2 in 1 or a 3 in 1, rather than ‘One‘ that being the Father alone. You would have thought that someone, at least one time in the entire bible would have suggested that the Almighty was someone ‘other’ than the Father, Yahuweh. But no one ever did. Instead everyone, including the Messiah and his disciples, kept right on saying that the Father alone is God.

(see passages below)

The Messiah in quoting Deut 6:4 continues to use the word echad to mean just One, his Father and our, his Elohim and our.

Mar 12:29 Yahoshua answered, "The foremost commandment is, 'Hear, o Israel, Yahuweh (the LORD) our Elohim, Yahuweh (the LORD) is One.”

You’ll notice the Messiah did not include himself, nor the Holy Spirit, in that ‘One’ - why? Because never does the word ‘echad’ mean more then ‘one’ - never, not one time.

The apostle James tells us

Jas 2:19  You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.

Allow me to paraphrase what I believe James just said here, “so you think because unlike the rest of the world, you believe in ’One’ God, the devils also believe in ‘One’ God, and they shudder.”

Didn’t the demons realize ‘echad’ meant a 3 in 1 either?

Of course in apostolic times no one thought the Almighty to be a 3 in 1 god. That’s something that was made the ‘official’ teaching of the apostate church in Rome, by Emperor Constantine, around 325 A.D.

Like I mentioned I use to believe in a Trinity, and Yahuweh knows, I did not want to give it up. I knew it would cost me a lot of personal grief to say I no longer believed in the Trinity. All my ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ that I came to grow so close to would no longer fellowship with me, the ministry I had would come to an end, with me denying the Messiah as the god/man, or should I say with me ‘believing’ the Messiah when he said his Father is the Only True God. John 17:3.

I mentioned Gen 2:24 earlier, I believe this is the only passage, that I’ve ever heard anyone use in trying to say ‘echad’ actually means ’two‘ instead of ’one.’ So let’s take a look at it.

Gen 2:24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

With all that’s been said already I believe this passage should be fairly self explanatory. The word one, or echad, is describing the ‘flesh,’ that is 1 - flesh. How is it that a man and his wife become one flesh?

Let’s take a look at another passage that I believe will help answer that question.

1Co 6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Messiah? Shall I then take away the members of Messiah and make them members of a harlot? May it never be!

1Co 6:16 What? Don’t you not know that the one who joins himself to a harlot is one flesh with her? For He says, "The two shall become one flesh.“

How is it that the harlot becomes ‘1 - flesh’ with someone? How is it that a husband and wife become “1 - flesh”? I’d rather not go into detail, I think it’s very obvious as to how a man and his wife become “1 - flesh.” The same way a harlot and a man become “1- flesh.” The word ‘one’ here, or echad, does not mean ‘two’ its’ describing the 1 - “flesh” being joined together. Like I mentioned out of the 878 times ‘echad’ is used it always means “one” including Gen 2:24.

One final comment, it was suggested that I might have been ‘disingenuous’ in not quoting all of John 17:3 in one of my earlier post, let me quote it here and explain why I didn‘t think it relevant at the time to quote the whole passage.

Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you, Father, the only true God, and Yahoshua Messiah, whom you sent.

The point I was tying to make in quoting this verse was the fact that the Father is the “Only True God.” That’s something that just about all of Christianity refuses to believe.

The Messiah being “sent by the God” is something that I would hope we all believe. So I was simply trying to accent the part of the passage that is not believed on by so many today. I might add, did you notice that to believe the Father is the “Only True God” is a matter of “Eternal Life.“ It’s time that everyone starts believing it. We are in the Last Days.

Thank you for allowing me to be part of this post.

Shalom Reuven.

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An Addendum concerning the Hebrew word “yachid“.

(When ever you see the words “the LORD” or “GOD” in all capitals that should be the Almighty’s Name. I reinserted it back into these passages)

If the word ‘yachid’ rather then ‘echad’ should have been used in Deut 6:4 to show that the Almighty, Yahuweh, was actually ONE, as so many in Christianity like to say, then why is that none of these writers of the Scriptures ever figured that out? Why is it that even though the word ‘echad‘ was used in Deut 6:4 ‘everyone’ in the Bible continued to think and believe that “Yahuweh was ONE” rather than the 3 in 1 of Christianity today? Again, because the word “echad” always implies ONE.

Deut 6:4 “…Yahuweh alone is ONE

2Ki 19:15 You, Yahuweh, are the God, You alone

2Ki 19:19 the earth may know that You alone, O Yahuweh, are God."

Psa 71:16 I will come with the mighty deeds of Yahuweh; I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.

Psa 86:10 For You are great and do wondrous deeds; You alone are God.

Isa 26:13 O Yahuweh our God, ….You alone we confess Your name.

Isa 37:16 "O Yahuweh of hosts, the God of Israel, who is enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone

Isa 37:20 "Now, O Yahuweh our God, … You alone, Yahuweh, are God."

Mal 2:10 "Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? (through His Son Heb 1:2)

Mat 27:46 About the ninth hour Yahoshua cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani?" that is, "MY GOD, MY GOD, Why have you forsaken me?"

Mar 10:18 And Yahoshua said …no one is good except God alone.

Joh 5:44 "How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?

Joh 20:17 Yahoshua *said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'"

2Co 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yahoshua Messiah, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,

1Co 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Master (Act 2:36), Yahoshua, through whom (Heb 1:2) are all things, and we exist through Him.

2Co 11:31 The God and Father of the Master Yahoshua, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.

1Co 15:24 then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Master Yahoshua Messiah, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Messiah,

Eph 4:6 one God and Father of allwho is over all and through all and in all.

1Th 3:11 Now may our God and Father Himself “and” Yahoshua our Master direct our way to you;

1Ti 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, andone mediator also between that one God and men, the man Messiah Yahoshua,

1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Master Yahoshua, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Yahoshua Messiah from the dead,

Rev 3:2 'Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God.

Rev 3:12 'He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.

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