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What We Believe

Posted by Philip on May 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (4)

As much as we dislike doctrinal statements or ‘this is what we believe’ kinds of approaches, sometimes it is necessary to make some distinctions. So here is a basic about us kind of thing. Hopefully it will give readers some idea of who we are and are not.

 

 

1. Jews, Gentiles, and Segregation

We are a group of people who want to follow and obey the creator. We are less than half Jews by birth and a bit more than half non-Jews by birth, yet we ar...

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613 Commandments

Posted by Philip on August 23, 2010 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

1. To know that G-d exists (Ex. 20:2; Deut. 5:6) (CCA1).

2. Not to entertain the idea that there is any god but the Eternal (Ex. 20:3) (CCN8).

3. Not to blaspheme (Ex. 22:27-28), the penalty for which is death (Lev. 24:16).

4. To hallow G-d's name (Lev. 22:32) (CCA5).

5. Not to profane G-d's name (Lev. 22:32) (CCN155).

6. To know that G-d is One, a complete Unity (Deut. 6:4) (CCA2).

7. To love G-d (Deut. 6:5) (CCA3).

8. To fear Him reverently (Deut....

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The Laws that God Specifically Gave to Gentiles

Posted by Philip on August 15, 2010 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The Laws that God Specifically Gave to Gentiles

 

More recently I had a man, who considered himself a pastor, and who did actually lead a church, he desired to debate with me about if God ever really gave any Laws to gentiles at all. Well as my friends and acquaintances know, I do not debate. But I did take the opportunity to write him the following list of Laws that were specifically given to those who were not Israelites. As we read we realize that every Law covers o...

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Origins and Corrections of a Few False Traditions

Posted by Philip on August 15, 2010 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Origins and Corrections of a Few False Traditions

 

This was originally written as a personal letter.

 

As you probably know I also enjoy history a great deal, however I’m very cautious not to simply accept everything that every so-called ‘church father’ practiced or taught. Some of these men’s writings were made up and some were not but we really have no way of knowing which is which. My main concern is with what the Bible actu...

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Is the Law Still in Effect

Posted by Philip on August 15, 2010 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Is the Law Still in Effect

 

Of course the Law is still in effect and there are many false teachers who say otherwise. This is mostly because many people misunderstand the writings of Paul and get confused. Some people dismiss Paul’s writings because in some places they seem to contradict each other. The issue is only answerable when we study the culture of the Bible times and the Law itself, by doing this we can arrive at three possible...

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The Evidence of the Holy Spirit

Posted by Philip on August 13, 2010 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (3)

The Evidence of the Holy Spirit

 

The evidence of the Holy Spirit, the evidence that you have the Holy Spirit is a holy walk with the Creator. It is not that you speak in tongues, as some have incorrectly assumed. Anyone can speak in tongues, which simply means speaking a foreign language. No the evidence is not speaking a foreign language. The evidence is a holy walk, it is keeping Torah. Miraculously speaking in a foreign language that one had not previously known is a sign...

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