Archive for January, 2014

Why care about the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in argeology, Testimonies

Dead Sea Scroll

Why should we care about a bunch of fragments that were discovered at Qumran? In this study we will investigate what was found in the caves in the Judean dessert and how the analysis of these documents impact our lives today. These documents teach us a lot about the history of our faith.

Remember and guard the Sabbath!

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Sabbath

We have written a few articles about the Sabbath before, however, circumstances have prompted me to write this to you. Circumstances that were caused by my poor planning and wrong choices. Do you realize how easy it is to compromise? It just kind of happens, and you only notice it when it’s already too late. So, please read this; maybe it will help you not to make the same mistakes.

Praying in Y’shua’s Name

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Messiah

As believers, we were taught from the time we were little children to end our prayers with “in the name of Jesus (Y’shua)” Since YHVH revealed some of His truth, of keeping Torah, to us, we had to challenge and change many things we were taught as children and thereafter. Is this something else we need to change? Is it scriptural to end our prayers “in the name of Y’shua” or is this a doctrine of man? This doctrine originates from what Y’shua said in John 14:13-14 and a few other passages. Was this interpreted correctly to mean that we are to end our prayers in this way and if so, why?

What does the Bible teach us about meditation?

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Deception, Training in righteousness

Many people in our overstressed, health-conscious society are discovering yoga and meditation as a way of relaxation and a means to good health. Meditation is also done by those who practice kabbalah as part of their religious beliefs. We touched briefly on this in the previous article. This study prompted us to look deeper into this topic as more believers are also practicing meditation either for health reasons or in their search of spirituality. The question is, is it acceptable for Torah-observant believers in Y’shua to practice yoga and meditation?

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