A response to comments about the heresy of the Enoch calendar
We have received a number of response to our previous article about the herecy of the Enoch calendar. These responses try to defend the canonicity of the book of Enoch or they question the validity of the priesthood in Jerusalem. Here we would like to present to your our further investigation into these points.
The Sabbatical year, a “reset” every seven years
The next Sabbatical year is in 2016, from the first day of Aviv. We plan to keep this commandment. This commandment, to keep the Sabbatical year, is seen by some as quite controversial and one of those commandments which is said not to pertain to us who don’t live in the land. As a result of this mindset, it is pushed aside and not really studied. However, when you start studying this commandment and its significance, you would be amazed at how carefully YHVH has planned this.
Are fruit trees excluded from the Sabbatical year command?
After our previous article about preparing for the Sabbatical year, a very thought and study provoking question was asked by a friend. The question prompted us to want to investigate if fruit trees were included in the Sabbatical year commandment, specifically regarding pruning and harvesting. The answer to this would also affect if we could buy fruit during this time. We understand, after this study that fruit trees are included in the sense that we are not to prune our fruit trees or harvest fruit during the Sabbatical year. Let us present you our findings.
The Sabbatical year, why the land must lie fallow
We have just published an article about preparing for the Sabbatical year. In this article, we stated, as it is written in Scripture, that the Sabbatical year is for the land. Have you ever wondered why that is? Why did YHVH give us an instruction to let the land rest?