Saturday, May 14, 2011

The "Feelers" and false doctrine

False doctrine is rampant in the church today the same as it was rampant in the Holy Temple during biblical times.  Several times God sent His prophets to warn Israel to turn away from the false pagan teachings.

What most people do not realize is that both christmas and easter were pagan holidays long before Messiah Yeshua was born in Bethlehem.  In fact, God sent the prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel chapter 8) to warn the Priests in the Holy Temple to stop their pagan ways and to turn back to Him.  the description of some of their abominations were 'weeping for tammuz' (tammuz is also known as ba-al) which is the "christian" lent, baking bread for tammuz (hot cross buns) and easter sunrise service.  All of which God called an abomination.  Instead of repenting, the Priests told Ezekiel "Go away, Ezekiel, we will worship God OUR way".

Back during the Exodus, when Moses went up to Mt. Sinai, Aaron and all of Israel tried to worship God with a golden calf and God nearly destroyed them for it.  God gave the feasts He wants kept`and it isn't christmas or easter.  God wants to be worshiped the way He told us to worship Him.  he finds the paganism and traditions man has incorporated to be an abomination.

So why do people call themselves Christians when they refuse to worship God the way He wants to be worshiped and demand to worship Him the way they FEEL is right?  The bible is available to all and they can read just as clearly what God wants of them.  Instead of choosing to follow God the way He wants to be followed, they flock to pastors and religious leaders that make them feel good about themselves.  They do not think and they go with what feels right to them.  Messiah Yeshua said He will reject these false Christians because they do not follow God:

Lawless = without Torah

Matthew 7

 13 Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
 14 For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. 15"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
 16"You will  know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
 17"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
 18"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
 20"So then, you will know them by their fruits.
 21 Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
 22 Many will say to Me on  that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'
 23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS

One INTJ's view of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus)

I grew up in a mainstream "church" that followed the traditions of man and the man-made "christian holidays such as christmas and easter.  Even as a young child, I knew something was wrong with santa claus and easter bunnies celebrating the birth and resurrection of Jesus.  I was also bothered about eating ham to celebrate christmas and easter since Jesus is Jewish and eating ham / pork is against what Judaism teaches.  Even at a young age, eating pork to celebrate a Jewish Lord and Savior seemed very wrong.

It was not until I went away to college that I read the bible straight through for the first time.  Yes, I read the bible but I read it jumping from passage to passage just like the pastor taught.  Once I read the bible through, I realized the reason the pastors skipped around to selected passages was so they can get around the false doctrine they teach every sunday from the pulpit.

For example:  There is no place in the bible that teaches the Sabbath is no longer to be kept.  In fact, Yeshua (Jesus) and all of His disciples kept the Sabbath.  The only disagreements they had about keeping it is whether or not they should keep all the man made rules the rabbis put on the people.  Yeshua taught it was to be kept as a day of rest but not as a curse of having to obey all the extra traditions and customs.  Even after Messiah's resurrection and ascension His disciples continued to observe the Sabbath as He had taught them.

Mainstream "christians" love to say that "God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow".  Since God commanded the Jewish people to keep the Sabbath (in fact, it was kept before the Ten Commandments were given to Moses) [yesterday] and since during the Millennium Reign of Messiah Yeshua the Sabbath will be kept [tomorrow] does it not stand to reason that the Sabbath is for today as well?  Or is God only the same yesterday and tomorrow but changed for today?

Another item I noticed is that Yeshua spoke against the hand washing ritual the rabbis placed on the people.  Some bible versions end with the verse "thus He declared all meats clean".  Mainstream Christians use this as a justification for them to eat pork and shellfish ("Jesus said we can when He declared all meats clean")  yet they fail to see that as a Jew living in Israel, Messiah would never have considered pork or shellfish to be a meat just as we, in the United States, do not consider cats, dogs, or lions to be meat.  In the old testament God said eating pork and shellfish was an abomination to Him.  If he is the same "Yesterday, today, and tomorrow" then obviously it is still an abomination to Him today.