Do not learn the way of the nations nor do what they do
It matters to YHVH what we do. He is concerned with our traditions and practices. He warns us against learning the way of the nations and doing it. He warned us with good reason.
Should we do the commandments, if we can’t do it all properly?
It is almost the seventh Biblical month, and the fall feasts are just around the corner. YHVH gave us these feasts as celebrations, but also as teaching aids to learn more about Him and His Kingdom. As the feasts draw near, we need to look into what YHVH requires of us, because we want to please Him. This sometimes leads to discouragement, because we can’t keep all the commandments due to the absence of a Temple. Some people even teach that we, in the diaspora, are not to celebrate the feasts at all because we don’t live in the land. This mindset affects other areas as well, and we have been asked if we are to do the commandments at all seeing that we can’t do it all properly. We shall first seek to find proof that we are to keep the commandments wherever we are and then see if we can find out to what an extend we are to do it.
The Law of Moses is the Law of YHVH!
The phrase “the Law of Moses” is used in Scripture quite a few times, but does this phrase mean that it carries with it only the authority of Moses, and can therefor be abolished? In order to answer this question, we need to determine what is contained in the Law of Moses and who gave these commandments. When we know this, it would be easier for us to understand how much weight the law of Moses carries. We will also study to see how Y’shua perceived the law of Moses and what He taught about it. What if we can prove to you from Scripture that the law of Moses is the law of YHVH? Would that convince you that these instructions are eternal? Also, what would you, as Y’shua’s disciple do it you knew He not only kept, but also taught the Law of Moses?
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 heresy of the Enoch Calendar
We have already discussed the lunar calendar and it’s origin in a number of articles. However, we have not yet addressed the topic of the solar calendar – also known as the Enoch calendar. Some groups are promoting the Enoch calendar as the “original” calendar of YHVH. This teaching has a lot of impact on our beliefs. We need to investigate this teaching to understand all the ripple effects that it causes. Let us do a detailed study of the Enoch calendar and the calendar of the Essenes. The more we know about this calendar the better we can decide how Scriptural this really is.
Why we do not follow the Jewish calendar
We have explained why we follow the Sighted Moon /Aviv Calendar. Judaism today follows the calendar introduced by Hillel II in 359 C.E. Hillel was not the originator of the changes to the calendar. The changes started much earlier. In this article we will explain what these changes are and why we do not follow the calendar of Judah.