The Supiriority of the Septuagint: This is an important issue because the Septuagin (Greek Translation of the OT made sometime in 300's BC in Alexandria) differs on some points form the Hebrew text (the Masoretic Text or MT). The earliest copies we have of the MT only Date from about 900 or 1000 AD, but the LXX goes back much further. We have whole manuscripts from 3d and 4th centuries AD, and it is quoted in much earlier works.
The main Jeiwsh apologist argument against Messianic interpretation of Is. 53 is that all the references to the suffering servant, so they say, are in the plural, making him a symbol of Isreale. But in the LXX they are singular. There are also other references in the Septuagint that support the Christian reading, on Is. 53 and Ps. 22 "hands and feet peirced" and other passages.
For this reason the Jewish anti-missionaries claim that the LXX only existed in the first five books before the time of Chrsit and that Chrsitians translated the rest, either late first century, or some go so far as to claim that Origen (4th century) made the trasnlations of prophetic books. The only thing that supports this view is the fact that all the really good whole Ms. come from 3d and 4th centuuries AD. But there are other proofs of the LXX's veracity.
Christmas is a holiday shared and celebrated by many religions. It is a day that has an effect on the entire world. To many people, it is a favorite time of the year involving gift giving, parties and feasting. Christmas is a holiday that unifies almost all of professed believers. The spirit of Christmas causes people to decorate their homes and churches, cut down trees and bring them into their homes, decking them with silver and gold. In the light of that tree, families make merry and give gifts one to another. When the sun goes down on December 24th, and darkness covers the land, families and churches prepare for participation in customs such as burning the Yule log, singing around the decorated tree, kissing under the mistletoe and holly, and attending a late night service or midnight mass.
In 2014 at a Charismatic Evangelical Leadership Conference hosted by Kenneth Copeland, Tony Palmer, an anglican bishop said: “The protest is over”, and encouraged to unity with the Catholic Church. The audience of many charismatic Christian leaders seemed to embrace this message.
When the LGBT and those who support the gay agenda celebrate 'free love' and 'love wins,' THIS is what you are really supporting. Because when you engage in, practice or support any element of the LGBT lifestyle, you're really supporting Baphomet.
His nature is bisexuality, homosexuality, the confusing of the different genders, and mixing the holy with the profane. It's how he defiles people and keeps them from ever being able to connect with God and live a life of sexual cleanliness and holiness.
The 1st May is an ancient Northern Hemisphere festival, now known as ‘May Day’, which traditionally marked the return of spring. It is believed that the celebrations originated in agricultural rituals intended to ensure fertility for crops, held by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Later developments included the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. Today, many customs still mark this ancient festival, including the gathering of wildflowers and the setting up of a decorated May tree or Maypole, around which people dance.
5yr old Mikah Davidson and his 6yr old brother Brandon take us through the true understanding of the festival of FIRSTFRUITS, illustrating just how much YAHUSHA fulfilled in that week of Passover and what's ahead for this planet.
In Antioch where the Jewish population of Christ-believers was significant it made sense that he'd use his Jewish name. But during the Gentile mission, he encountered primarily, well . . . Gentiles. So he used his Roman name then. But there's another thing. When you take the Jewish name Saul and render it in Greek it sounds like this: Saulos. And the word saulos in Greek means "the sultry walk of a prostitute." No wonder Paul didn't want to be introduced like that.
This video explains how long the Israelites were in Egypt. Most people believe that they were in Egypt for 430 years. But based on the evidence shown, the Israelites were actually in Egypt for only 215 years.
In an attempt to "preserve history," two exact replicas of the 50-foot arch that stood at the entrance to the temple will be erected in April 2016 in Times Square in New York City and in Trafalgar Square in London. Needless to say, a lot of people are quite disturbed by this. In ancient times, child sacrifice and bisexual orgies were common practices at the altars of Baal, and now we are putting up a monument of worship to this false god in the heart of our most important city.
It is traditionally assumed that these curtains are joined together in a top-to-bottom arrangement to make one large rectangular sheet that becomes a rectangular tent. This rendition, however, fails to comply with the exact Exodus specifications, which offers no provisions for unjoined edges, and describes all sheets as having loop joints on both edges.
Over the past several decades, whenever the U.S. government has taken a major step toward the division of the land of Israel it has resulted in a major disaster hitting the United States. This keeps happening over and over again, and yet our leaders never seem to learn. And despite the fact that President-elect Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and prominent members of both parties in Congress strongly urged Obama to veto Security Council resolution 2334, he went ahead and let it pass anyway.
Throughout the generations there have always been wolves in sheep's clothing, creating new laws that are nothing more than "Traditions of Men". Yahushua our Messiah spoke against these traditions and so did His followers. As many traditions as there were, there is one that Yahuwah completely abhors. What is this tradition? Is it still lingering today? As shocking and sad as it is, many do indeed uphold this tradition without even realizing it. Are you one of them?
And God said to Moses again, 'You are to say to the sons of Israel, 'YHVH, your fathers' God, Abraham's God, Isaac's God, Jacob's God, has sent me to you'; this is my name forever, and this my identification for generation after generation.' (3:15); and when you go into the country that YHVH will give you as he promised, you shall keep up this service. (12:23-26) And the sons of Israel shall keep the Sabbaths, celebrating the Sabbath generation after generation as a perpetual covenant. Between me and the sons of Israel it is a token forever, because YHVH was six days making the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day he left off and rested up.'(31:16-17). The Bible, Book of Exodus.
In order to deal with the Return of the Nephilim in Biblical times, I'm going to handle the Post-Flood scenario by dividing this section into three chapters; each looking at the issue from a different perspective, with a fourth chapter giving a perspective that will take the various concepts and ideas of the previous three chapters into consideration with an aim toward describing what may be happen in the days to come.
The Modern Church has instead fallen in love with Paul, or, more correctly, the points in Paul's writings that soften the requirements of costly grace which Jesus taught. This causes a vying for control over the church. Either Paul and his Dispensation of Grace applies, or Jesus and His costly grace gospel applies, as Bonhoeffer highlighted. We have developed two masters. Mainstream Christian theologians largely defend dismissing Jesus' words as applicable only to a prior dispensation of Law. Sometimes this is called Dispensationalism or Covenant Theology, but it all ends up the same: marginalizing Jesus' words. The famous theologian Rudolf Bultmann even claimed Paul teaches us in Second Corinthians 5:16 that it is necessary to treat Jesus's teachings pre-resurrection as irrelevant.
How the Christian church changed from its original!
Some call it paganisation of Christianity or a pagan attack, almost deceptively. The question asked is whether Christians were converting the pagans, or the pagans were converting the Christians. Many of these changes even negated the original Christian concept, and in turn lead to a flood of pagan practices, rituals, and man-made laws into the Christian church.
If so, how did this happen? What were the changes which occurred? Prominent among this pagan cultures which affected Christianity was the Roman culture and its religion, when the church became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
When we study the Church history, we find that these changes started to come into the Church when Emperor Constantine became a Christian. This video is very interesting, showing these happenings in the Christian church history.
One of the greatest barriers people have to receiving the Truth of the Law and Prophets are thirteen (13) writings included it the Canon of “The Holy Bible” attributed to a person named “Paul”. Although Paul’s writings were not always considered Scripture and although his writings take up a small percentage of the Canon of “The Holy Bible” they generally receive the majority of American people’s study time.
There are at least two main goals of this website. The first is to produce an accurate amplified translation of the Greek New (or Renewed) Testament from the oldest known Greek manuscripts in existence (see Introduction). Although “amplified” translations have been produced and printed before, I think you’ll find none are quite as amplified as the translations found on The Way To Yahuweh.
The second is to provide a source of information, discussion, and teaching with regards to Yahuweh’s Scripture. This is currently in the “baby” stages at the moment, with only a few Research pages composed. However, now that Goal One has now been complete, I can no proceed onto the next points on my rather large “to-do” list.
Pagan Christians ignorantly worship and believe in this Pagan Satanic Easter. They overlook the Passover, but believe Easter bunnies lay eggs and somehow this has something to do with the resurrection of Christ.
Pulp Ark's insight:
There was a special significance to destroying everything associated with the worship of Asherah. She represents Easter—the pagan counterfeit for Passover, Unleavened Bread, and FirstFruits. While Asherah was conceived by the Babylonians, and was originally known as Semiramis, she was also worshiped by the Assyrians—the very same people who were preparing to destroy Yaruwshalaim. She was later called “Ishtar” by the Persians. The mother-goddess was the consort of Lord/Ba’al, the sun god, also known as Satan. She was worshiped as Venus (the planet and Roman goddess (who became known as Aphrodite to the Greeks)), which is now called the Morning Star—another allusion to Satan. Asherah was the supposed “source of happiness,” something the Yahuwdym had just experienced for real.
There are some forty condemnations of Asherah veneration in Scripture—most of which are found in Dabarym / Words and Yirmayahuw / Jeremiah. The reasons behind Yahowah’s animosity are obvious. She was the first Madonna (mother with child to be venerated), and she therefore served as the model for the statues of Mary in Catholic Churches. Her likeness is found on countless graven images throughout the Fertile Crescent. She was called Mother Earth, Queen of Heaven, and Mother of God. In her honor, the Roman Catholic Church officially named Mary the “Queen of Heaven” and “Mother of God” in 431 CE—the same year the pope ordered Catholics to worship her.
It was said that this goddess was impregnated by rays of the sun (Ba’al) on the Sunday nearest the Vernal Equinox (at which time the sun crosses the constellation of Taurus the Bull). Nine months later, she is said to have given birth to the son of the sun on the Winter Solstice (known as the nativity of the sun when daylight hours start growing longer). These dates are celebrated today as Easter and Christmas. Small cakes, called “hot cross buns” were eaten in Asherah’s honor (angering Yah in Yirmayahuw 7:17-18), and incense was burned in religious ceremonies venerating the “Queen of Heaven” (drawing Yah’s wrath in Yirmayahuw 44:17).
Asherah was worshiped in sacred groves of trees (from which we get our Christmas tree (condemned by Yah in Yirmayahuw / Jeremiah 10:1-9)) and by way of upright poles, crosses, and obelisks, which first caught and last held the rays of the rising and setting sun (from which church steeples were derived). This is why “cut down” and “felled” were used in reference to her shrines in this passage.
Asherah was known to the Phoenicians and to the Canaanites as Astarte—the fertility goddess of sexual love. Her name means “Gracious” in Akkadian, the language of the Assyrians and Babylonians. As such, her mythology serves as the basis of the Greek Charis / Charities, Roman Gratia / Graces, and ultimately the Christian concept of “Faith in the Gospel of Grace.” Asherah was known as Hathor (the Golden Calf) to the Egyptians, where she was considered to be the consort of the sun god Amen Ra. As the Mother of God, and as the Queen of Heaven, her veneration served as the basis for the “Golden Calf” of Exodus infamy. Even today, she is unwittingly venerated by Shi’ite Muslims on Ashurah day, the holiest religious festival on their calendar.
Easter, the Christian substitute for Passover, Unleavened Bread, and FirstFruits derived its English transliterated name from Eastre, the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxons in Northern Europe. She in turn was named after Ishtar, the Persian moniker afforded Asherah. Eastre was also known as the Teutonic Dawn (read: Venus/Aphrodite/Hathor) Goddess of Fertility.
Most pagan sun-god and sun-goddess religions honored Asherah, Ashurah, Ishtar, or Eastre on the Sunday closest to the Vernal Equinox. It was their holiest day of the year. The goddess is said to have conceived Tammuz (from whom Lent was derived), Osiris, Dionysus, or Bacchus on this day depending upon whether the religious practitioner was in Babylon, Egypt, Greece, or Rome. In its Babylonian origins, a bunny with brightly colored eggs (both fertility symbols), became part of the celebration, as did eating ham (Tammuz was allegedly killed by a wild boar), which is one of the reasons consuming swine is discouraged in the Towrah. In commemoration, these pagans made the sign of the cross over their hearts—a reference to the first letter in Tammuz’s name. It is why Scriptures allusion to the “upright pole or pillar” was replaced by a “cross” in the Vulgate, and then in the King James translation which was an indirect revision of it.
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