Thoughts and ideas come freely into the open mind. From where, no-one can
honestly answer. Thus that open mind which has freely received, shall freely
offer to share with his brethren, lest he be overcome with vanity.
This website is maintained as a free service in the public interest.
We offer this interactive forum as a means for sharing; of mutual
encouragement for the building of the faith. We seek no monetary recompense, rather we
seek to find fellowship with like minded followers of the True Creator.
Congregation consists of loosely associated, autonomous groups of one or more
Spirit led individuals, bound by our common faith. We are not an organized,
licensed or state ordained church like typical traditional Christian-pagan
churches or Jewish synagogues. Every individual accepts the responsibility for
his or her own ministry. We encourage those who have
elected to let their light shine, to be both
followers and ministers of the true Word of the One True Creator, Yahweh.
We hope and pray
that our humble efforts will be found helpful by many and that all who visit our
site may find the joy and peace in this most wonderful day that our Father has
blessed us with!
Early History of the NCOY Web-Site
The information contained on this site now
comprises nearly 700 normal (8.5"X11") pages. Our
Site Index provides a comprehensive
listing of 40 primary categories which are further subdivided into more
than 225 individual topics of interest, plus a Glossary containing
definitions of over 80 common Biblical terms of reference.
This material was written over many years,
commencing in the Roman year of 1986, making it a reflection of where
our spiritual thinking was at those various times. Since the
original writings, we have been exposed to a barrage of new secular and
scientific information, various new “religious” concepts, and an host of
political views that have had some minor affect on several revisions and
additions to that original work.
The current version of this web-site
also available in an easy to read, free downloadable book format,
entitled “A New Mind”. In either format, the information has
been found to reveal things in a manner acceptable to both believers and
unbelievers. To the unbelievers, it is often the impetus for their
recognizing a more serious beginning to their own spiritual journey. And
to the believers, it has proven to be a helpful tool, opening the mind to
Yahweh’s simple realities while removing the stumbling blocks of
the false Jewish or traditional Christian religions of
When you read any of the
information throughout this site or from the book “A New Mind!”, you may
notice that you will not be able to find any claim of “credit” being taken by
an author. In fact you will notice that the author has proclaimed that any such
acts of a “personal” or private claim to information such as
“copyrights”, “patents” or “legal” ownership are contrary to Yahweh’s word.
Simply put, the author and
contributors not only
believe in Yahweh as Father and Creator of all that is, they actually
“believe” Yahweh. Yahweh’s Word clearly says that all good things come from
above, and that as we have freely received so we shall freely give. In another
place it says that when we have done all that we are commanded to do, then we
should not glory in that, because all we have done is what our minimum
obligation was to do.
Hence if there is any good
value in truth, or any good value in concept or idea, or what we generally
interpret as “progress”, technologically or otherwise, then that good value has
come freely to us as a gift from our Father, not from the intellectual abilities
of any one of us, in spite of what our vain imaginations might wish. The
information on this site is of no exception. The credit therefore, belongs
always to Yahweh.
Psalms 115:1: "Not unto us, O
Yahweh, not unto us, But to Your name give glory, Because of Your mercy, Because
of Your truth."
For the believer, the unbeliever, the
novice, the theologian, the skeptic, the faithful and particularly for
the babes in truth, we pray you will find reading this site, or “A New Mind” helpful on
Recent History of the NCOY Web-Site
The majority of the content for the
Natural Congregation of Yahweh web-site was written in the Roman year of
2000 with significant additions and revisions right through to the
present. There remains a
continuous effort to add new articles of topical interest to the
The original purpose for the web-site was
to create a forum where readers of earlier editions of “A New Mind” could make
inquiry on any Biblical topic in order to further their understanding of
Yahweh’s word. A great many of the responses to these inquiries have
since become articles found to be of general interest to most everyone
that visits the site, hence they have gradually been edited, revised and
added to the base web-site material and to the original book.
Over time, many readers of A New Mind have
expressed interest in receiving hard copies of the NCOY web-site
material and a great many visitors to the NCOY web-site have requested
copies of A New Mind. Since the material from A New Mind and the
material from the NCOY web-site is mutually complementary and
supportive, we chose to combine the two formats, making all of the
material available in the form of a free downloadable book for everyone.
This concept worked well for the first few
years, until the Natural Commerce section of the web-site material grew
to the point where it now justifies a book format of its own. So now we
offer A New Mind as one book of roughly 500 pages that includes all of
the NCOY web-site content, except the Natural Commerce material, which
is also available in a free downloadable companion book format of
roughly 160 pages.
The following article entitled “Serving in
Faith – ‘Works of Faith’”, was originally written in the Roman year 2005
in response to general inquiry from a new visitor to our site, and we believe it serves well to place it here as part
of our “Author’s Preface” to this information. TOP ^
Serving in Faith - "Works of Faith"
When we look at what are typically
referred to as the "works" of the law, purely from the standpoint of the
works being evidence of our obedience, perhaps we might take a little
different perspective than what is traditionally held by those that hold
their faith purely on "grace".
Given that the Messiah has "redeemed" us,
are we to assume that merely by believing, we have been saved, or are we
yet bound to evidence our obedience to our faith, through our works? We
suspect that as our Father states in His Word, "faith without works is
dead", and that therefore, works, being evidence, or proof of our faith,
Insofar as the "law" itself was/is
concerned, we would not currently have a definition of sin without the
existence of Yahweh's law. The ceremonial or ritualistic additions;
commonly the "works of the law" were added to the Book of the Covenant
(to the law) by Moses as reminders of the sin which was defined by the
law. These additional "works of the law" were found to be ineffectual
during the Old Covenant period, hence Yahweh found fault in that
Covenant and instituted the New Covenant, wherein the works of the law
were eliminated and replaced with the "works of our faith".
In short, the law of Yahweh has never
changed, and it never will! The only change under the New Covenant, is
rather than the law being written or carved in stone, it is now written
in our hearts and minds. Formerly, obedience to the law written in stone
was evidenced through and witnessed by the ceremonial "works of the
law"; whereas now, our obedience to that same law which is now written
in our hearts and minds, is evidenced through the "works of our faith"
and witnessed by our own conscience, which either accuses us, or excuses
us before Yahweh.
Works of faith therefore, includes all
things that we do as a result of our faith. It is altogether more
all-encompassing than merely the "works" of keeping Yahweh's Laws, which
of course it includes, but it also includes keeping all of the "works of
our faith". Our faith includes believing that the Messiah is our
Redeemer; our Intercessor, and therefore our redemption is subject to
our being obedient to our faith, inasmuch as we must ask Yahweh through
Yah’shua the Messiah for forgiveness of our transgressions. In other
words, simply "having faith", or 'believing" that Yahweh will forgive
us, is only the first step. We must then DO something in obedience to
what we believe in, which is the "work" of asking for His forgiveness.
This "asking"; this "active doing", or this "work of faith", is the only
true manner by which we may evidence our faith.
Further works of our faith are evident
whenever we pray to the Father about any matter. Indeed our Savior, our
Messiah, prayed earnestly to Yahweh on many occasions, which of course,
was also His "work", or His "actions" that evidenced His faith. We are
admonished to pray for spiritual understanding, which is another work
that evidences our faith. Would anyone pray to Yahweh that did not first
believe Yahweh? Would anyone do any other Godly act such as keep His
commandments to love Him, or to love others as themselves, if they did
not first believe Yahweh? It is very well summed up in
2 Timothy 4:7, by Paul's words; "I
have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept
the faith", or as in
Hebrews 12:1; "let us lay aside
every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run
the race with endurance that is set before us".
So we see that the "grace" that many
traditional Christians cling to, did not bring about an
abolishment of the law as they presume, rather it caused the "works of
the law" to be replaced with the "works of our faith". Being "justified"
or "reconciled to Yahweh" through our faith in Yah’shua the Messiah,
does not mean the "justification" or "reconciliation" takes place
because we simply "have faith" that Yah’shua died for us. Rather it
means that we now have faith in the fact that Yahweh resurrected Him
first - the firstborn of many sons, and thereby, Yah’shua did prove that
we too, may be resurrected, if we also "keep the faith" and follow
Yah’shua’s example of "keeping the works of our faith".
This means keeping the commandments of
Yahweh - which are still the laws that define sin, which may be
evidenced and witnessed by our actions to love Yahweh with every aspect
of our being and to love our neighbor as ourself. These "works" of the
law were never abolished by Yah’shua the Messiah, nor did He give
permission to any man or group of men to attempt to imply such an
illogical form of "grace" to His faithful.
It may be expressed much the same way as
if a track and field competitor was disqualified from a race for
infractions. As humans, we have been disqualified from the race to
salvation by sin. The track and field competitor may pay a fine, or
penalty and be re-entered into the race, but he does not necessarily win
the race, until he "runs" the race. In like manner, Yah’shua did pay the
"penalty" for our "infractions"; our sin, and reconciled, or justified
our right to re-enter the race to salvation. This reconciliation is not
the sole means to the end, rather it merely provides the opportunity for
us to run the race, and to thereby "win" our inheritance as saints; our
salvation through OBEDIENCE to our faith. This obedience may only be
evidenced and witnessed by our "works", otherwise we have made Yahweh's
Commandments - those Commandments that Yah’shua the Messiah re-affirmed
- to love Yahweh and love your neighbor, of no effect!
Further, if we as Israelites, are to be as
a "light to the world", we are obviously meant to "demonstrate our faith
by our works" for the benefit of others in the world around us. Others
may "see" our faith through our works, but they will never see our faith
without its works. Without the works of our faith, we are like a lamp
lit, and placed under a bushel basket where no one can see it! Such
faith without its works of obedience cannot produce any fruit.
In terms of examining our responsibilities
associated with these "works", let us start with the first basic premise
- we were told in Yahweh's Word to "imitate us [the Apostles] even as we
imitate Yah’shua the Messiah", which taken to its logical conclusion
means we are imitating Yah’shua the Messiah when following these
examples of behavior, but there is one other important issue. Over the
course of our individual lifetimes, we each have been blessed with our
own spiritual growth and awareness according to Yahweh’s good and
perfect will; as in the words of our beloved Messiah: “no man can come
to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him”.
How we respond to that inward call is
indeed the essence of our spiritual growth. How we share this potential
with others for the benefit of the others is the essence of our
potential to do the good work for which we have been called – for
we have not been called for our own benefit, rather we have been called
for the benefit of our family; being all of Yahweh’s children. The
inward call is only profitable if we put that call to "work", else
Yahweh’s faithful would be of all people, the most selfish.
In all things there is a time; whether
things of the material or things of the spiritual. Inasmuch as all true
Israelites, in a manner after our Father’s example, would that all men
should come to the knowledge of His Spiritual truths, it behooves us to
pursue the works of our faith premised upon those lessons that may be
learned from our own humble experiences – as also this experience has
been blessed upon us for this very reason.
When we were babes in search of truth, we
were capable only of milk, and not the solid foods of even basic
Biblical revelations, let alone the more advanced revelations coming
forth from the indwelling Spirit. Like most on a spiritual journey, we
were once aware that we were seeking truth, yet unaware that all truth
resides within each of us! Thus there is a timing for the awareness of
Yahweh’s goodness to work within each of us, such as we know to be the
case for all of Yahweh’s children. Some sooner, some later, some faster,
some slower, but all in accordance to His good and perfect will.
Therefore the admonition to imitate
- to work the examples of Yah’shua the Messiah and His Apostles
are for our sakes that have a modest understanding, but also to be
worked by us for the sakes of those that are yet to understand.
What we may witness from the perfect examples of Yah’shua the Messiah
and His Apostles, is that these did not work beyond the capacity of
their audience to appreciate their efforts. They worked rather through
faith that Yahweh’s implanted word was universally implanted in every
man, and that by building on that universal foundation, they could cause
spiritual growth from that foundation, thus progress could be achieved
for each and every of Yahweh's children. Indeed, in many instances,
Yah’shua the Messiah and the Apostles reasoned concerning spiritual
truths to audiences that had less than any acknowledged faith in the one
true God, yet they worked with enthusiasm because they knew they were
building on Yahweh's (implanted) foundation.
Forasmuch as these Apostles understood
spiritual things, they also understood and followed Yah’shua the
Messiah’s own example; “I did not come to call the righteous, but
sinners, to repentance”. Thus it must be deduced that sinners are not
evil in and of themselves, but rather they simply lack knowledge. For
even being subject to weakness and sin is due to a lack of knowledge;
that perfect knowledge called love, which casts out all fears; which
fears are the root of all temptations leading to sin. How then do we
help these people to find their way; to recognize the implanted word and
begin their own spiritual journey? Are we simply meant to "have faith"
and to leave them to their own devices? Certainly not! Else how is one
meant to follow Yah’shua the Messiah and to "call sinners to
repentance" as Yah’shua the Messiah stated He did?
We were clearly admonished to understand
the difference between the "thin milk" of helping others find
their own starting place; that place where they begin to appreciate the
need for their own repentance, leading them to the more "solid food" of
in-depth Bible study, and ultimately of course to the most solid of
foods, being the spiritual revelations discerned from within. This is
where Yah’shua the Messiah's Congregation is being built by His true
followers, where membership is "registered in Heaven"!
So it is that we grow to appreciate the
profitable application of the lessons learned from our own humble
experiences in the form of our offering of this thin milk. We do our
best to share these revealed truths in a manner acceptable to both
believers and to unbelievers. These actions are in obedience to the
works of our faith.
As set out in
Hebrews 10:24 by our Father's
Word; "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and
good works, 25not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another,
and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. 26For if
we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth,
there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but a certain
fearful expectation of judgment…which will devour the adversaries."
To have been blessed with the smallest
morsel of the wonderful knowledge of Yahweh includes the inherent
obligation to share that knowledge with others. Yah’shua the Messiah
obviously had a certain knowledge of Yahweh, and Yah’shua the Messiah
shared that knowledge at every opportunity, and Yah’shua the Messiah
told us to imitate Him, not to be selfish with the knowledge, or
puffed up and self-righteous merely because we had some small knowledge
of our God.
Yah’shua the Messiah certainly told us to
do much more than to simply believe, or have faith that all would be
well! He told us to have faith in the fact that He has paid the penalty
for our sins, and through the Grace of Yahweh, we have been reconciled;
re-entered into the race to salvation –that race which we must
still run! "Therefore...rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to
be brought to you at the revelation of Yah’shua the Messiah; as
obedient children... but as He who called you is holy, you also
be holy in all your conduct" (1 Peter 1:12-16).
These then..... are the works of our
faith! May you enjoy a truly wonderful day! TOP ^
Living as a
Natural Man - In the Messiah’s Image!
Are you sure you want to be
Messiah-like? If you think you are called as an Israelite to be part of a
'normal' ministry, think again!
Our Leader's behaviour shocked
the religious establishment. The Messiah partied with crooks, drunks and
prostitutes. A prostitute kissed his feet. He did things on the Sabbath he
wasn't supposed to. He insulted dignitaries, calling them vipers, blind fools,
whitewashed tombs and other names. Those closest to him usually had no idea what
he was talking about - he's warning them about the Pharisees and they think he's
complaining about leaving the bread behind - but to those outside his inner
circle, the Messiah wasn't nearly so intelligible.
He was acknowledged by demons
and rejected by theologians. He spoke to a fever, a tree, even a storm. Before
long, Yah'shua's sanity was called into question and at one stage his family
came to take charge of him. He was forever messing up funerals, wrecking
beggars' only source of income - their infirmities - and outraging religious
leaders. He made goo with spit and smeared it on a beggar's eyes. He stuck his
fingers in a man's ears, spat, and grabbed the man's tongue. How many
churches would tolerate such ludicrous behavior? He took a short-cut across
the lake - without a boat. He sent two thousand swine hurtling to their death.
He physically assaulted temple workers. No one - whether friends, family,
admirers; devout, legalistic or lax - could agree with him for long.
Being the embodiment of divine
perfection made our Saviour such an oddity that no one knew what to do with him.
Yet our fallibility will not pave an easier road. The Messiah pledged us His
Father's Spirit, and if we dare follow his orders we can expect to be regularly jarring
people's sense of propriety and intelligence, just as he did. That's the way it
has always been.
The works and lives of
Scripture's heroes are reverently read in pulpits across the land. But if the
Bible's characters revisited this planet, would they be honoured in our
Congregation? Even the Pharisees revered dead prophets. It's the live ones that
make us squirm. There's Yah'shua, who drank, and the Nazarites who abstained
even from grapes. Solomon wore extravagant finery. Equally holy men wore rags.
Paul's dress would get even an apostle black-listed in most Congregations.
Some lived in palaces and some
in caves. Some were free-thinkers in the realm of personal hygiene. Many were in
public disgrace, some were even outlaws, yet they refused to conform. The
apostle Peter fished naked. Saul stripped off his clothes and prophesied before
Samuel. Isaiah walked naked and barefoot for three years. Whether they had ice
in their veins or permafrost in their brains, you can decide, but they
established new frontiers in outlandish behaviour.
You'd think Ezekiel was vying
for the weirdest entry in the Guinness Book of Records, lying on just one side
for more than a year, fuelling his fire with dung to cook needlessly-rationed
food (Yahweh wanted him to use human feces, but Ezekiel was too straight for
that). He dug through a wall, built make-believe siege works against a brick he
called 'Jerusalem', and attacked shavings of his hair. Hosea got involved with a
woman. Pious eyebrows must have shot through the roof! Yet these were not the
hare-brained schemes of religious nuts. Men of Yahweh were obeying the holy
leadings of the Almighty.
See Samson, flat on his face -
tripped over his hair again. Nearby is a Nazarite, desperately trying to
suppress his laughter (laugh at Samson and you laugh all the way to hospital).
Under divine direction, the Nazarite has shaved his entire head. Here we have
two men led of His Holy Spirit. One we'd reject because his hair has never seen
a razor, the other because his hair has seen a razor. Everyone knows saints must
conform to our standards.
I could prattle on forever
about the mad-cap antics of clowns like Samson, the long-haired lout who brought
the house down - on top of himself; Jacob, who had an angel in a headlock;
Daniel, who ended up on the lion's menu, not because he prayed but because he
insisted on praying on his knees with the windows wide open. I could lampoon
whole armies - like the one that snuck off to battle insisting that the choir go
first, or Joshua's troops who waddled around in circles to the (short-lived)
amusement of Jericho's inhabitants. (How embarrassing to be in that dizzy army.
The locals must have died laughing). I'm telling you, you and I are the first
sane Israelites that have ever lived!
But honestly, has Yahweh
stopped prompting people to break with convention, or have we stopped heeding
his prompting? Has Yahweh exhausted his creativity, or are we exhausting his
patience? I am being neither radical nor dogmatic. I'm simply pleading for an
army of Messiah-centered saints, dedicated to allowing the Spirit of Yahweh to express Himself
through us in the way He chooses, rather than the way our tomato brains
think He should move. If your life and ministry seems bland, that's fine,
provided it's a calling, not a cop-out.
Virtually no one in our modern
world seeks the Yahweh of all knowledge for truly innovative ways of portraying
the nature and message of Yahweh. I am not talking about gimmicks, but of being
channels of Yahweh's splendour; free, like the prophets of old, from the
straight-jacket of human tradition; willing to carry obedience to the extreme of
appearing the greatest oddball since John penned Revelation. (John, by the way,
was locked up before he wrote his bizarre book. In our era, he'd be put away
after he wrote it. It was non-Israelites who had him put away, but who would it
Part of us recoils from a God
so superior that His acts take us by surprise. It's unsettling to have a God so
vibrant, so bursting with life and creativity and personality, that in
comparison the most dynamic of us seem listless and boring. We'd much prefer
Yahweh to be a machine; as coldly predictable as a lump of metal trapped by a
simple law of physics. There's something reassuring about an idol. Within us
lurks a desire to fashion a god in the image of a cuddly teddy bear that says 'I
love you' when we press the right button and never disturbs us by doing or
asking the unexpected.
From cover to cover, the Bible
demonstrates that Yahweh's character is wonderfully predictable and his methods
wondrously unpredictable. When Yah'shua healed, for instance, you could never be
sure whether he would visit, heal from a distance, or initially ignore the
person. You would never know whether he would address demons or the illness,
speak of sin or faith, bless, ask questions, spit, lay hands, or tell the person
to wash or stretch or pick up a bed or see a priest.
Lest we try limiting Yahweh to
the vast array of Yah'shua's earthly methods, the rest of Scripture shows the
Most High healing by the use of shadows, handkerchiefs, oil, fig paste, a dead
prophet's bones, an image of a snake, lying on the afflicted, dipping in the
Jordan - and if you want a full list, you have still missed the point. For every
impossibility, the Almighty has unlimited possibilities.
So let's not think that service
must conform to our petty notions before it can sparkle with divine greatness.
Let's cut the ropes and let Yahweh express his boundless creativity through us.
We are so tradition-bound as to confuse ministry with mimicry. Unless we are
called to a musty, second-hand vocation, we conclude we're not called at all.
Don't be a buzzard circling the corpse of a worn-out ministry when you could be
an eagle soaring with His Holy Spirit to fresh expressions of the grandeur of
Every human mind is chained to
established practice and custom. All that distinguishes any of us is the length
of our leash. The implications haunt me.
Like the Pharisees of old, we
can be horrified at the actions of our spiritual forebears - adamant that we
could not possibly be so blinded by religious prejudice as to oppose a work of
Yahweh - and yet make grave misjudgements of the same magnitude that
Yahweh-fearing people have been making for millennia.
I make no plea for blind
tolerance. That's one of the fad heresies of our age, and even the bigoted
Pharisees wrongly tolerated temple money-changers. But whether they erred on the
side of acceptance or rejection, the Pharisees' error was always the same: they
let the accepted norms of their group ring so loud in their ears that they
couldn't hear the heartbeat of Yahweh. Like us, they were sure they would never
make such a mistake. So though I don't preach mindless acceptance, I urge
caution - especially since Yahweh's primary concern is to enlighten me
concerning His leading for my life, not His personal leading for everyone else.
Yahweh is most elevated, not by
a hundred imitations of ‘Billy Graham’, but by a hundred common folk, each being
true to their unique calling. The result will much more accurately reflect the
multi-faceted character of Yahweh. Our great Yahweh is a Humorist as well as a
Judge; a Musician as well as an Orator; a Servant and a King. Just look at
creation: Yahweh is an Artist, an Engineer, an Inventor, a Gardener. He's a
Bio-chemist, a Mid-wife, a Philosopher, a Labourer, an Architect - does the list
In the vastness of Yahweh's
nature there must be a tiny element that you can portray better than anyone else
ever has - if you accept the challenge of a truly Spirit-led life, instead of a
pale imitation of someone else. Just as the life-styles of Yah'shua and John the
Baptist differed enormously, there should be a rich diversity within the body of
the Messiah’s Congregation. Unfortunately, a warped view of holiness and/or
submission often leads to drab conformity. In reality, this is carnality - the
inability to love or appreciate anyone different from ourselves.
To reach the many different
people groups he encountered, Paul became 'all things to all men'. If Paul, as
an individual, could contemplate this, imagine the breadth that should be
evident within the Congregation as a whole. This is possible only if we allow
His Holy Spirit to nurture our individuality.
Don't despise the unique blend
of abilities bestowed on you by the keenest Mind in the universe. Stop envying
the life of others and start clarifying your own call. If, to your thinking,
that call seems insignificant, the thing to be ashamed of, is not your calling,
but your thinking! TOP ^
Welcome to The Natural Congregation
We are the New Covenant Israelites, of
the faith of Abraham; reconciled through a Spiritual adoption to eternal
life through our Messiah Yah'shua, by the grace of Yahweh.
The Natural Congregation of Yahweh
maintains a true, Natural Israelite faith, as evidenced by the Words
written in our Bibles, and by the Words "written in our hearts and
minds"; the genetic (DNA) coding within us, and of course as
evidenced by the awesome harmony of the world and universe around us.
The ecclesiastical organization of our
membership exclusively embodies the one and only Israelite Congregation
that Yahweh founded and that Yah'shua the Messiah became High Priest of.
Our membership traces back to the original called out ones, which we
exclusively maintain in a natural state as called by Yahweh and founded
in our Messiah.
As in the natural world around us, life
exists only as Yahweh gives it, hence the life of the Spirit within
Yahweh's Congregation is as natural as the life within His trees. The
natural and true Congregation of Yahweh is a Spiritual organism; a
collection of those called and chosen by Yahweh, the One
True-God-Almighty, where His "membership is registered in heaven". We
are NOT "Christians", although we believe in Yah'shua the
Messiah, which they erroneously refer to as Jesus Christ.
Natural Faith is an elementary
aspect of the human condition. Natural Theology is defined as the
knowledge of Yahweh, the Almighty-God (and immortality) which is
logically and naturally independent of revelation. This science of
Natural Theology has in its being the most profound and abstruse of
any, requiring the most mature judgment in its students. A mind enriched
with all of the other sciences, can safely trust it.
There is nothing more natural or
self-evident than Yahweh's plain truth that He has so graciously and
clearly written in the hearts and minds of His beloved children (in our
DNA, whether we believe it or not), which justly compels the Natural
Congregation of Yahweh to acknowledge its pre-eminence over
all un-natural evangelical church Congregations which unwittingly
proclaim, by incorporating their membership organization and or by
copyrighting their material, that the un-natural, or artificial man-made
laws of the "state" supersede the laws of Almighty Yahweh! Unlike all
other worldly church organizations, we function in obedience to Yahweh
without reliance upon or support from artificial incorporation,
copyrights or other man-made rules, regulations, or un-natural worldly
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writings, and indeed within the phraseology of the manner in which we refer to
our very “name”, we use the word “congregation”. This is done
first, to correct the common misconception that the true followers of Yahweh are
related to any man-made religious organizations, commonly referred to as
some form of “church”. Second, and more important, the word “congregation”
is a direct and proper transliteration and translation of the Greek word
“ekklesia”, used throughout most New Covenant Greek texts, and
erroneously translated into English as “church”.
translation into the word “church” is not seen by us as just another
language translation error, rather it is seen for what we truly believe it is –
a deliberate and definitive attempt to corrupt Yahweh’s word and to confuse the
identity of His followers. By popular but equally improper usage, both the
words, “ekklesia”, and “church” have taken on the artificial
meaning and inference of referring to a “religious organization” in our
modern cultures. Yahweh’s children, His true Israelites, were never categorized
as, nor did they ever behave as a religious organization.
The children of
Yahweh, His true Israelites were always referenced in Biblical wording as a
“political assembly of citizens” and they always behaved themselves in precisely the same
manner – as a “political assembly of citizens”. Let’s take a closer look at the meanings of
the actual words.
For example, the
established definitions of the word “ekklesia”:
a gathering of citizens… 1b) the assembly of the Israelites
(Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament);
the political assembly of citizens… (The 2000 American Heritage
Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition);
a political assembly of the citizens… (Webster’s New Collegiate
Dictionary, copyright 1916-1960); and,
a political assembly of citizens… (Webster’s 1988 New World
Dictionary of American English, Third College Edition, page 428).
through the influence of early “church” fathers as Joseph Thayer points out, the
word took on a “Christian sense”, which was that of a “religious
meeting”, which is what the word “congregation” commonly conjures up in the
minds of modern men, rather than “a political assembly of citizens”.
The key words in all the above definitions of course, are “political”
and “citizens” as opposed to “religious”. To further their
deliberate attempts at confusion, they erroneously translated the word into “church”,
which in English can also mean a building or place of religious worship, again
adding to the false “religious” connotations they wanted associated to the
original “ekklesia”, or properly translated, congregation.
Why would these
early “church” fathers mislead us? Simple! They were a co-conspiratorial part of
our history – they helped the power hungry religious leaders convince the
politicians to enter into this era of separation of the church
from the state. What the "CON", as in any subsequent CONstitution
did, was to effectively take away the people’s “political freedom” and
replace it with “religious freedom”. In all honesty, “they” don’t give a
hoot which “religious-god(s)” anyone “professes” to worship, as long as he or
she continues to bow down himself or herself to the “STATE-god” and serve IT.
Thus we find ourselves free to worship any deity we may choose, so long as we
concurrently obey the state’s alleged laws. Since the “state’s” alleged laws are
uniformly at odds with Yahweh’s [God's] laws, this means our alleged religious
freedom does not serve us in any manner but to place us into direct conflict
with the state, if indeed we are inclined to be obedient to our Creator.
whatever else the alleged Declaration of Independence may have done for
example, good or bad, it did bring forth two very important principles, (1)
that we can “dissolve the political bands” that connect us to a government and
“assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which
the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle [us]”, since (2) de
jure governments derive their just powers, i.e. Lawful authority, from the
consent of the governed – these two principles are at the very heart of “political
freedom”! This is why we currently enjoy NO actual political freedom,
but all of the alleged, yet delusional “religious freedom” we wish.
This brings us
back to our use of the word “congregation”, and specifically “Yahweh’s
Congregation”, or "Congregation of Yahweh". We are a political assembly of citizens – Yahweh is our King and
our citizenship, although temporally on this planet, is indeed registered in Heaven! We are NOT a watered down, worldly
religious “church” organization, residing in man-made IMAGI-nations, with no ability to have or pose a true leader.
Let us be perfectly clear in our communications that we are the “peculiar
people”, i.e. the “political citizens”, of the commonwealth of
means, literally “a prince of God”. (See
which means that Israelites, transliteral “Yisra’elites” are “the
princes/princesses of God”, i.e. “the sovereigns of the Supreme Sovereign”,
which explains why we read this, when translated properly, at
“as a prince hast thou power with rulers and with men”. Note that
it is “with”
rulers and “with”
men and not “over”
rulers and “over
men”. This is in keeping with the so-called golden rule, “as ye would that men
should do to you, do ye also to them likewise”. If you wish to be treated as a
sovereign, treat your neighbor as a sovereign. The words, H8269 sar
(masculine) and H8282 sarah (femine) come from the Ibriy [Hebrew] root
word H8323 sarar, which means, “to have
(transitively exercise; reflexively get)
Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary)
is a kingdom made up of His adopted sons and daughters; sovereigns of the
Sovereign, which is more commonly known in the reverse order as “King of
Read this in Easton’s 1897 Bible Dictionary, under the heading of King,
“The people of God [Yahweh] are also called “kings””. Well
actually, brother James [Easton], we are called Israelites [Yisra’elites],
the sovereigns of the Sovereign, and He is called the King of
“commonwealth of Israel”, which translates literally, in the vernacular of the
day, “self-governing sovereigns of Yahweh [God]”, has no relationship whatsoever
to the artificial mirror-image, man-made STATE OF ISRAEL.
Are We the "True Church"?
Let's start with "what" a church
is. The word "church" is a poor English translation for the Greek
"ekklesia". A proper transliteration would be "Congregation", or
loosely, "a group or an assembly of people". In New Covenant Biblical
usage, the general intent was to use the word to define those people
that were the "called out ones"; the ones with a willingness to be
obedient to Yahweh and with faith in Yah'shua's resurrection. All of
those "called out" are called out of this world, meaning out from among
the entire human race - out from the "worldly", by Yahweh and by Yahweh
alone, hence they are literally "His Congregation".
Now let's go to "who" makes up those
called into Yahweh's Congregation. First, He has called His people of
the physical birthright of Jacob, whose name was changed by Yahweh, to
"Israel". These people originally called by Yahweh under the Old
Covenant were and are comprised of thirteen tribes
emanating from Israel's twelve sons, [original twelve tribes plus the
resulting thirteenth when Joseph's tribe split into Ephraim and
Manasseh]. These thirteen tribes represent a lot more people than simply
the "Jews", or the single tribe of Judah – which are not Jews, as many
people (including modern Jews) erroneously believe.
Additionally, under the New Covenant, Yahweh has called all
those that are "of the faith of Abraham", meaning he has also called
literally everyone on the planet that is capable of comprehending
"spiritual adoption"; that of "hearing" His word, "believing" His word,
"repenting" as a result of that belief, and thus being baptized by His
Thus all of Yahweh's children have been
called by Yahweh and have been freely offered Yahweh's gift of eternal
salvation through His grace, with the inherent right to accept or reject
that gift, which is literally our option to choose to believe Yahweh and
repent, or to choose not to.
Everyone on this planet is a child of
Yahweh, therefore by His Covenants and through His Spirit, Yahweh has
"called" everyone into His Israelite Congregation according to His good
and perfect will. And He has even had this written down as a testimony
to us, so that we are without excuse. Therefore the big question is not
whether Yahweh's Congregation is the true "church" or not, that
is elementary. Rather the big question is, who will answer Yahweh's call
- who will recognize and respond to His most gracious invitation and
enjoy being a part of His Natural Israelite Congregation in this
Those that accept Yahweh's gift in this
lifetime will receive eternal salvation and those that do not accept it
in this lifetime, will not - yet. Yahweh's plan allows for only a few -
the "remnant" of the Messiah's original followers to "answer His call";
to avoid the deceptive lure of Satan's myriad of false churches
and accept His gift in this lifetime, while most will have to wait until
during, or after the "millennium" for the time of the "Great White
Throne Judgment" period, before they too will enjoy the opportunity to
accept His gift without any associated deception. But in the end, Yahweh
declares that it is His desire that almost "the whole world" be saved.
When you fully understand His many
prophecies on this matter, it becomes clear that literally "almost" the
entire world will be saved, it simply comes down to a matter of
when, and how much tribulation some may have to endure in this
lifetime as a result of the associated deceptions. So - have you
recognized His offer and received His salvation in this lifetime, or
must you wait until the Judgment period coming after the millennium (or
during the millennium if you are alive at its arrival)? More properly,
this might be expressed, as "are you truly a member of Yahweh's
Congregation in this lifetime", or, "are you an atheist or a member of
any one of Satan's competing Christian churches or Jewish
Synagogues?" If you belong to any "church" or Jewish
Synagogue, then you are outside of Yahweh's Congregation and His
salvation has thus far eluded you! But you may, and most probably will,
still receive Yahweh's eternal salvation!
The truth is, only Yahweh knows who has
succeeded in this lifetime! In Yahweh's Congregation, "membership is
registered in heaven". We can only know if Yahweh has accepted us
into His Congregation by our own spiritual discernment, because the
"things of Yahweh are spiritually discerned". But we can also know of
many worldly deceptions and take steps to avoid them. One such
masterfully crafted deception, is man's advent of the many artificial "churches"
and "synagogues", virtually all of which are Satan's tools. We
cannot belong to Yahweh and to mammon at the same time!
All churches and synagogues,
whether or not they are incorporated under man's law, or if they are
organized by man in any fashion pursuant to, or under some aspect of
international rule or convention, are subject to man's law, and
deviously or deceptively, and maliciously or unwittingly, they place
man's law as superior to Yahweh's law, and do thereby declare man's law
as their sovereign authority! Merely operating or assembling under the
artificial name of a "church" or "synagogue" is the first
sign of this deception and is contrary to everything truly Biblical!
All such incorporated or man-organized
churches are indeed artificial - and maintain artificial, or
man-made baptismal and membership records "on earth", and often maintain
reliance upon man-made copyrights and other artificial protections in
direct competition to Yahweh our God, in spite of His clear and multiple
warnings on these topics, and in spite of their most noble efforts to
dissuade otherwise. For the most part, their leaders are so deceived
that they either cannot even recognize, or they refuse to recognize
these warning signs, even when they are brought to their attention!
The bottom line is that only Yahweh can
create things that are natural, and all things created by Yahweh are
indeed natural, whereas everything man creates is by definition,
artificial, and man has no capacity to create anything that is natural.
All of man's churches are artificial,
man-made constructs - they comprise Satan's greatest deception!
Does this mean that membership in one of
these artificial churches or synagogues eliminates the
possibility of receiving Yahweh's gift of eternal salvation'? Of course
not! Yahweh knows that almost the "whole world" will be deceived by this
very issue of false churches administered by false church
leaders: "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into apostles of the Messiah. And no wonder! For
Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is
no great thing that his [false] ministers transform themselves into
ministers of righteousness..." (2 Corinthians 11:7 thru 15).
This is why, in Yahweh's all knowing and
all compassionate plan, He has allowed for those that are deceived in
this lifetime by such things as memberships in man's many false
churches or synagogues, the opportunity to repent and receive their
eternal salvation either during, or after the millennium.
Now we recognize that there is nothing
more natural or self-evident than Yahweh's plain truth that He has so
graciously and clearly written in the hearts and minds of His beloved
children (in our DNA, whether we believe it or not), which justly
compels the Natural Congregation of Yahweh to acknowledge its
pre-eminence over all un-natural Jewish Synagogues or
evangelical churches, which unwittingly proclaim by incorporating
and or by copyrighting their material, that the un-natural, or
artificial man-made laws of the "state" supersede the laws of Yahweh,
our true God!!
The following excerpt is taken from a
Provincial (Canadian) government's Not-for-Profit Incorporator's
Handbook on special organizations including churches, synagogues,
religious organizations, non-profit and charitable organizations.
Similar, if not identical man-made [artificial] "statute" law exists in
virtually every province, state or country in the world:
"Special situations of religious
organizations...Religious organizations should consider certain
issues carefully before INCORPORATING.
GOVERNING LAW: If a religious
organization becomes incorporated, its ecclesiastical, canon or church
laws, rules or regulations may be subject to the CORPORATIONS ACT.
This means that if any ecclesiastical, [Biblical] canon or church
law, rule or regulation conflicts with the CORPORATIONS ACT, the
organization once incorporated, MUST comply with the CORPORATIONS ACT
and will no longer be able to use that [Biblical] law, rule or
regulation in administering its affairs."
[We added the underlining for our
There goes Bible law right out the
proverbial window for any incorporated church or synagogue,
regardless of their most noble efforts to dissuade otherwise!! The
leaders of ALL traditional "Christian" churches, whether
Catholic, Protestant, denominational, non-denominational or otherwise,
as well as Jewish Synagogues, have no idea they have unwittingly
put man's artificial GOVERNMENTS and artificial laws as sovereign and
superior before Yahweh's true government and law on earth; His
Natural Congregation and His Natural Bible.
They have done so by
incorporating under and binding themselves to man's artificial,
un-natural and inferior laws! Yahweh's law as set forth in His Bible
makes that perfectly clear to anyone that can actually read AND
understand it, but here we have an example written in the simple
language of man's law for everyone to see. Even regular assemblies of
well-intentioned people, held under the un-incorporated name of a
"church" or "synagogue", for a period longer than six
months, constitute a "legally" recognized "church" or "synagogue"
in the eyes of the state, pursuant to the same Common Law traditions
that formally recognize the "legality" of marriage between a man and
woman that have lived together for more than six months.
& The True Congregation
doctrine of the Nicolaitans was mentioned in the Revelation of John to the
Congregations of Pergamos and Ephesus of the seven Congregations of Asia
(Revelation 2). It was a symbolic name of a party that represented those who
established a ruling class over the rest of the people in the "Congregation" (ekklesia),
by exalting fleshly leadership and developing a "pecking order." Yah'shua stated
clearly that He hated this and warns the people to repent or else He
"will come upon you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of my
mouth." The same stern warning illustration is applied to those which were led
to licentiousness from the example of Balaam, which was by seducing His faithful
to fornication and tampering with idolatry.
The root of the word through historical evaluation
shows us that the word Nicolaitans comes from Greek "nikao", to conquer or
overcome, and "laos", which means people, and which the word laity comes from.
The two words together in this context means the "conquering, or destruction of
the people" and refers to the earliest form of what we call a priestly order or
clergy, which later on in the history of the Congregation divided people by
condoning leadership other than that ordained of Yahweh.
A good translation of Nicolaitan would be "those
who prevail over the people." This clerical system later developed into the
papal hierarchy of priests and clergy over the laity. In fact, the Council of
Trent admittedly stated, and continues to hold that, "If anyone shall say that
there is not in the Catholic Church a hierarchy established by the divine
ordination, consisting of bishops, presbyters and ministers, let him be
Yahweh clearly renounces the Roman Catholic
Church, calling it the great "Harlot", and as many Bible students are aware,
Yahweh also refers to the Roman Catholic organization as "Babylon the Great".
The word "Babylon" in Bible usage is synonymous with "Sin" and only once when
making this one reference to the Roman Catholic Church, does Yahweh use the
Phrase "Babylon the Great"!
This very idea was taken over by all of the
Protestants and subsequently by all non-denominational professing Christian
churches, with the deceptive corruption of the congregation by the institution
of their own artificial leadership, even if it includes just one "Pastor". This same manner of man-made hierarchy
prevails in all man-made "churches" including Jewish synagogues, and indeed is a revealing "sign" of this
very thing. The Congregation that the Messiah founded, is the one and only true
Congregation that remains unadulterated by man; or otherwise, it remains in its
"Natural" state as designed and built by its Founder!
The Congregation of Ephesus was commended for
hating the deeds of the Nicolaitans. The separation of clergy from the laity is
a great evil in Yahweh's sight and by His words, He hates such lust for
religious power. There is an ungodly spiritual authority in the organised
man-made Churches and synagogues today, which is nothing more than the prideful spirit
of control, manipulation, domination, intimidation and a rebellion of the
rightful authority of Yahweh.
Many, and indeed most professing Christian
churches and Jewish synagogues today, have instituted authoritarian bodies to govern their
membership, having at their core, all manner of rules and regulations for the
proper conduct and potential "eviction" of their members from their church
If, as the Messiah clearly states, that membership in His Congregation is
"registered in heaven", then one must wonder how and by what authority they
access heaven to change the records!
Indeed "almost the whole world" has been deceived
as prophesied; blinded by man's own arrogance regarding this very issue. How
obvious it should be to those led by the Spirit of Yahweh, that no man or group
of men can by any means take leadership precedence over our One and only High
Priest, ordained by Yahweh as our "High Priest forever, according to the order
of Melchizedek" (Heb. 5:6). Any formal organization of an hierarchy of men
within a church has at its core and by definition, the essential premise
that it is man-made, or un-natural.
Why else were we commanded: "But you, do not be
called 'Rabbi' [Father, Reverend, Teacher, Priest, Minister, Pastor]; for One is
your Teacher, the Messiah, AND YOU ARE ALL BRETHREN. Do not call anyone on earth
your father [with spiritual reverence]; for One is your Father, He who is in
heaven. And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Messiah"
Clearly, in the true Congregation of Yahweh, there
must be no man-made hierarchy. Within the book of Revelation chapters 2 and 3,
"the deeds of the Nicolations" are revealed solely for the purpose of pointing
out this very thing. These verses clearly set forth that we are to look for this
artificial or man-made hierarchy of men within the churches and synagogues, as a "sign",
and that we are to compare these un-natural "deeds of the Nicolations" to the
Natural ordinances of Yahweh, to ensure that we are indeed following our true
Leader, and thereby avoiding this deceptive trap with all of its many false
teachings and beliefs.
Our Bibles hold Yahweh's revelation of the "deeds
of the Nicolations" for good reason. The Godly purpose for revealing this sign,
cannot be made to serve any other purpose, than to allow us to distinguish
between the Natural or Yahweh-made, and the un-natural or man-made, no matter
how noble the effort to try may be. TOP ^
The Whole Truth About
Notes: 1. In this article, the word "Church" does
not refer to any physical building, but refers to the whole body of believers in
the Messiah. The word "church" is translated from the Greek word ekklesia, which
literally means "assembly" or "congregation" of people; it does not refer to any
physical building. Keep that in mind when reading this article. Thus in this
article, it may mean the true Israelite believers, or it may mean the believers
in false traditional Christian or Jewish religions.
2. Throughout this article many US laws,
regulations and references have been cited. In Canada, Western Europe, the
British Common Wealth, and almost all of the countries in the world, the same
things apply, just different terminology is used.
Joshua challenged the people: "choose you this day
whom ye will serve." (Joshua 24:15). Today, government is demanding a similar
choice. Today the world assumes that the Congregation is the church because it
is registered with, and defined by, the State.
The following is intended merely to provide an
overview, an introduction to the whole issue of the Church and incorporation. In
addition, its purpose is not meant to be a criticism of the many well meaning
Christian (or Jewish) men and women who have labored for Yahweh in these matters, but simply
as a supplemental guide for the avoidance of "rendering unto Caesar" that which
is not and should not be his. We shall endeavor to explore the relationship
between, churches or synagogues and corporations.
So what exactly is incorporation? What really
happens to a Congregation that becomes incorporated? Are there biblical
principles against incorporation?
First of all, let us define the word
"corporation." In the strict everyday definition of the word, a corporation is
"a group of people combined into or acting as one body." This word is derived
from the Latin word "corpus," which means "body." In this sense, the Christian
Church is indeed a corporation. It is the "corpus Christi," the "Body of the
Messiah." It derives its existence and authority from its Head, the risen and
victorious Son of Yahweh. It is comprised of individual members who have
covenanted together to further the Messiah's Kingdom by the preaching of the
Gospel and the discipling of the nations (Matthew 28:19-20).
State Claims to Supersede Yahweh!!
The following underlined excerpt is taken from
section 6.5 of the Ontario government's Not-for-Profit Incorporator's Handbook
on special organizations including churches, synagogues, religious organizations, non-profit
and charitable organizations. Similar, if not identical "statute" law exists in
virtually every province, state or country in the world:
"Special situations of religious
organizations...Religious organizations should consider certain issues carefully
If a religious organization becomes
incorporated, its ecclesiastical, canon or church laws, rules or regulations may
be subject to the CORPORATIONS ACT. This means that if any
ecclesiastical, canon or church law, rule or regulation conflicts with the
CORPORATIONS ACT, the organization once incorporated, MUST comply with the
CORPORATIONS ACT and will no longer be able to use that law, rule or regulation
in administering its affairs."
[We added the underlining for our emphasis.]
There goes Bible law right out the proverbial
window for any incorporated church!! The leaders of ALL traditional Christian
Churches and Jewish Synagogues have no idea they have unwittingly put man's claimed GOVERNMENTS before
Yahweh by incorporating! Yahweh's law makes that perfectly clear to anyone that
can actually read AND understand it, but here we have it written in simple
language in man's law for everyone to see.
The Messiah is Sovereign over his
The Congregation's "corporate status" is
well-established in Scripture:
Matthew 16:18, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27,
Ephesians 1:22; 5:23b, 30,
Colossians 1:18; 2:19 teach that the
Messiah is clearly the head of the Congregation, and we are all members of his
The Congregation is the visible manifestation of
the Messiah's Kingdom on earth. However, as Yah'shua Himself stated, "My Kingdom
is not of this world" (John 18:36). Many have misunderstood this verse to mean
that neither the Congregation nor individuals should involve themselves with the
affairs of the world. In what is known as "pietism," a false dichotomy is
erected between the "spiritual" Kingdom and the "carnal" world.
Of course, this is not what Yah'shua had in mind
at all. He very explicitly stated elsewhere that Israelites are to act as the
"salt" of the earth and as a "light" in the world by permeating society and
working to change it from within (Mat.5:13-16). This task of dominion is
accomplished through the work of evangelism and discipleship, as Yah'shua
commanded in the Great Commission. The Israelite's purpose is indeed "worldly,"
insofar as it is involved in bringing the world into subjection to the Word of
Yahweh (2 Cor.10:5).
Thus, the true meaning of Yah'shua' declaration
that His Kingdom is "not of this world," is that it does not derive its
authority and power from the world or its institutions. The Congregation is
indeed a spiritual organization, but this simply means that it is "of His
Spirit"-- it relies upon His Holy Spirit and the inspired Word for its
existence, not upon the efforts or laws of men. This important detail should be
kept in mind as we further study the subject of church incorporation.
The State is Sovereign over its Corporations
Having briefly examined the biblical definition of
a corporation, let us now look at the legal definition of a corporation
1. "A corporation is a creature of the state. It
is presumed to be incorporated for the benefit of the public. It receives
certain special privileges and franchises and holds them subject to the laws of
the state and the limitation of its charter. Its powers are limited by law. It
can make no contract not authorized by its charter. Its rights to act as a
corporation are only preserved to it so long as it obeys the laws of its
creation. There is a reserved right in the legislature to investigate its
contracts and ascertain if it has exceeded its powers" (Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S.
2. "[A corporation is] an artificial person or
legal entity created by or under the authority of the laws of a state. An
association of persons created by statute as a legal entity.... The corporation
is distinct from the individuals who comprise it (shareholders).... Such an
entity subsists as a body politic under a special denomination, which is
regarded in law as having a personality and existence distinct from that of its
several members." Black's Law Dictionary West Publishing Company, 1991; 6th
Edition, page 340.
3. "A corporation derives its existence and all of
its powers from the State and, therefore, has only such powers as the State has
conferred upon it. Power is used here to mean the legal capacity to execute and
fulfill the objects and purposes for which the corporation was created, and the
source of this power is the charter and the statute under which the corporation
was organized." Len Young Smith and G. Gale Roberson, Smith and Roberson's
Business Law, West Publishing Company, 1966, page 796.
Note: A corporation is created by, and derives its
existence from, the State. In contrast, the Congregation is created by, a
creature of, derives its existence from, subject to, and obeys the Law of,
4. "Corporate existence is a privilege granted by
the sovereign upon compliance with specified conditions" Len Young Smith and G.
Gale Roberson, Smith and Roberson's Business Law, West Publishing Company, 1966,
page 931. .
5. "Corporations are not citizens.... The term
citizen... applies only to natural persons... not to artificial persons created
by the legislature" Paul v. Virginia, 8 Wall. 168, 177; see also the Opinion of
Field, J., in the Slaughterhouse Cases, 16 Wall.36,99.
Note: Yahweh teaches that Israelites, his
Congregation, are citizens of the household of Yahweh (Eph.2:19, Phil.3:10).
6. Every corporation has obtained a charter from
the State of Incorporation. This charter is simply permission to exist given to
the corporation, without which, its operations would be considered illegal. In
addition to the charter are the articles of incorporation: "The objects or
purposes for which a corporation is formed are expressly stated in its articles
of incorporation, which delineate in general language the type of business
activities in which the corporation proposes to engage" Smith and Roberson's
Business Law, West Publishing Company, 1966, page 798.
Note: Is the Congregation of Yahweh involved in
any type of business activities? (Matthew 21:12,
7. "Instances of non-profit corporations are
educational institutions, athletic clubs, library clubs, fraternities,
sororities, hospitals, and organizations which have exclusively a charitable
purpose" Smith and Roberson's Business Law, West Publishing Company, 1966, page
The reader will notice that "churches" are
conspicuously absent from this list of non-profit corporations. That is because
our law-makers are fully aware that incorporation involves creation, and the
Congregation simply cannot be created by the State. Furthermore, the
Congregation's ordained purpose of preaching the Gospel can never be illegal, so
no special license is required from the State to do so.
Though not all of our founding fathers were
genuine Israelites, they nevertheless understood that the Congregation of the
Messiah is under the sole jurisdiction of its Lord, and that the civil
magistrate therefore should not dare to encroach upon that authority. Because of
this healthy respect for the Congregation, the very first sentence of the
American Bill of Rights for example, reads as follows:
"Congress shall make no law regarding an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" (U.S.
Constitution, First Amendment).
According to Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black:
"The establishment clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a
state nor the federal government can set up a church" Everson v. Board of
It was one of the principles of the
sixteenth-century Reformation that the Congregation and the State are separate
governments, and that, although they are to work together for the furtherance of
Yahweh's Kingdom, they are not to either merge with one another or usurp the
sphere of authority of one another (Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter
XXIII:3) The Congregation is forbidden by Scripture to take up the State's
"sword" (Romans 13:4), and the State is likewise forbidden to assume the
Congregation's "keys" (Matthew 16:19). However, as we will see, the latter is
precisely what occurs whenever a Congregation seeks incorporation at the hands
of the State.
Is a Congregation required to Incorporate
under the Government?
According to the Internal Revenue Code, "a church,
its integrated auxiliaries, and conventions and associations of the church are
excluded from taxation." United States Code, Title 26, § 508(c)(1)(A).
Section 508(c) of the Internal Revenue Code
provides that churches are not required to apply for recognition of Section
501(c)(3) status in order to be exempt from federal taxation or to receive tax
deductible contributions. Churches are automatically exempt from Federal income
tax, and contributions to churches are deductible by donors under section 170.
Elsewhere, the IRS states: "Although a church, its
integrated auxiliaries, or a convention of churches is not required to file Form
1023 to be exempt from federal income tax or to receive tax deductible
contributions, such an organization may find it advantageous to obtain
recognition of exemption (Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization, IRS
Just what "advantage" is there for a church in
obtaining 501(c)(3) recognition and thereby exchanging its sovereignty for a
subordinate status in relation to the federal government? Most people would
answer that such grants the church exemption from taxation. However, we have
already seen that the federal government has never been able to tax the
Congregation of the Messiah; the Congregation is not exempt from taxation, it is
immune. The "advantage" is something else entirely:
"By establishing its exemption, potential
contributors are assured by the [Internal Revenue] Service that contributions
will be deductible" Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization, IRS Publication
The tragic irony of all this is that, according to
the Internal Revenue Code, financial donations to an unregistered,
unincorporated church are automatically tax-deductible (26 USC 170-B)! But is
"Yahweh loveth a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians
9:7). But the government promises, "Incorporate, and I will return to you up to
thirty-five percent of your tithes and offerings!" And the Bridegroom wept. Now
Yah'shua knows that His bride "purposeth in [her] heart . . . grudgingly, or of
necessity." (2 Corinthians 9:7). Yahweh had no respect towards Cain's offering
because he did not give from the heart (Gen.4:3-6).
The IRS, of course, knows very well that it has no
constitutional authority over the Congregation, and that it may not violate the
First Amendment protection against government interference with the
Congregation. In fact, the IRS may not violate the constitutionally secured
rights of any American Citizen or group of Citizens, and is able to gain
jurisdiction only when such is given to it voluntarily. Thus, the IRS holds out
the unbiblical "advantage" of 501(c)(3) corporate status as bait to clergy
ignorant of the law in hopes that these men will "bite," thereby placing
themselves and their congregations firmly on its jurisdictional hook.
Once the bait has been taken, and the catch is
reeled in, another Congregation has been transformed into a "legal fiction"
subject to the tyrannical control of the federal government. The truth is that
"incorporated churches" are not, by definition, churches at all! They are merely
"non-profit organizations" (or should I say "non-prophet organizations"). The
truth is, any "church" that is incorporated has deposed Yah'shua the Messiah
from His rightful position as Head over His own Body and has surrendered that
Body to the dominion of the State.
The truth is, "incorporated churches" are subject
to total governmental control -- whom they may hire, what they may and may not
teach and preach, they cannot conflict with "public policy" nor assault the
hearer's sense of mental well-being, self esteem, sexual orientation, etc. The
IRS prohibits such organizations from "carrying on propaganda, or otherwise
attempting to influence legislation" (26 USC 501-C-3). This prohibition extends,
not only to the endorsement of a political candidate, but also any other
attempts to "influence legislation," including taking a public stand against
such government-protected abominations as abortion or homosexuality. Now, the
church is discovering that favors from Washington, DC have strings attached. In
this case, the string is a rope that is being used to throttle her once-powerful
voice, to squeeze out her very life and, eventually, to hang her by the neck
Should the Bible itself one day be ruled by the
government to be "politically incorrect," incorporated churches will find
themselves on the horns of a very serious dilemma. After all, in a civil suit, a
corporation's defense is limited to the terms specifically enumerated in its
charter and articles of incorporation. All other "extrinsic evidence," including
the Bible or any historical Israelite creeds or standards, will be disallowed in
a State court case, because they are "not contained in the body of [the]
contract." (Black's Law Dictionary, p. 588). Outside of its own walls, the
incorporated church may not stand on the authority of the Scriptures regarding
any political or civil issue, because it is bound by the "higher laws" of the
State. Consequently, the Christian Church in America, little by little, ceases
to be the "salt" and "light" to society that it was commanded to be
(Mat.5:13-16). And all this for a simple tax deduction! Because of money! This
directly contradicts Yah'shua's teaching, "make not my Father's house an house
of merchandise" (John 2:16).
Operating as a Government Business
There are profit-making businesses and there are
non-profit businesses, but a business is a business in the eyes of government.
An incorporated church simply cannot deny the fact that it has requested
permission of the State to operate as a business. Not only does it have its
charter and articles of incorporation on file with the Secretary of State, but
it is also required to list a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and
Treasurer. None of these offices were instituted by the Messiah in His
Congregation (Eph.4:11-12), because they exist to control the business dealings
of a corporation, not the sacramental duties of the Body of the Messiah.
Many churches, since 1984, have begun to list the
minister and other ecclesiastical leaders as "employees" for Social Security
purposes. The IRS exists to regulate revenue which is internal to the federal
government. Consequently, in the Internal Revenue Code, an "employee" is
specifically defined as follows: "an officer, employee, or elected official of
the United States, a State, or any political subdivision thereof" (26 USC
3401-C). By listing the minister as an "employee" who earns "income," the
incorporated church is unknowingly identifying him as one who works for the
federal government. A free, unincorporated Congregation cannot be held to the
standards of a corporation doing "business" as a church. A congregation is a
private assembly of individuals, coming together as a family, to worship their
Lord. Biblical worship is not a "public" activity. Yah'shua the Messiah, not the
State, ordained the assembling together of believers.
Subject to Taxation Via Social Security
Yet another indication that an incorporated church
is a government agency is its participation in Social Security. Seen in this
light, payment into Social Security by incorporated churches brings us to an
astonishing conclusion: Incorporated 501(c)(3) churches are not exempt from
taxation after all! It is an established legal principle that "the power to tax
is the power to destroy." The government only has the power to destroy that
which it has created.
Another related issue here is that of the
"corporate franchise." According to law, "a corporation must have a franchise"
(Len Young Smith and G. Gale Roberson, Smith and Roberson's Business Law, p.
786.) In the case of an incorporated church, who are its franchises? If you
guessed the members of the congregation, you are correct. In fact, they are
legally "shareholders" in the business. This is proven by the fact that the
so-called "congregational meetings" of the incorporated church must follow the
legal guidelines of any other corporate meeting. For example, motions must be
made and minutes must be kept of the proceedings. By-laws must be maintained and
any additions (amendments) must be voted on by the members of the church.
Furthermore, at the end of the year, members and
contributors will receive an itemized report of their financial contributions to
the church for tax purposes, and distributes contribution records that shows a
beginning and ending "balance" for each member. This practice directly
contradicts the Bible's command about giving alms before men (Matthew 6:1-4).
The pastor of an incorporated church may therefore
inform the congregation of the tax-deductibility of their gifts only if he warns
them that a tax write-off may be the only reward they will receive (Matthew
The Incorporated Church Surrenders its
Yahweh Given Laws
Man, created by Yahweh in the image of Yahweh, was
granted by Yahweh certain "unalienable rights" which are constitutionally
protected. Corporations, created by the State, are not "real" or "natural"
persons and, therefore, have no constitutionally secured rights!
It is a common belief that an incorporated church
may refuse to disclose its financial records, particularly its tithing records,
to the State should such be demanded. However, such a naive belief will not
protect the church or its members from harassment from the Internal Revenue
Service or any other federal agency: "[A] corporation is not considered as a
person within that clause of the fifth amendment to the constitution which
protects a "person" against self-incrimination" Len Young Smith and G. Gale
Roberson, Smith and Roberson's Business Law, p. 787.
According to the ruling of the Supreme Court:
"There is a clear distinction in this particular between an individual and a
corporation and that the latter has no right to refuse to submit its books and
papers for an examination at the suit of the State. While an individual may
lawfully refuse to answer incriminating questions unless protected by an
immunity statute, it does not follow that a corporation vested with certain
privileges and franchises, may refuse to show its hand when charged with an
abuse of such privileges. Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 74-75.
"Whenever a corporation makes a contract it is the
contract of the legal entity ...The only rights it can claim are the rights
which are given to it in that charter, and not the rights which belong to its
members as citizens of a state" Bank of Augusta v. Earle, 13 Pet. 586).
In other words, a corporation has no rights, only
privileges which may be revoked any time its creator sees fit. Individual
members ("share-holders" or "corporate franchises") also surrender their rights
on account of their legal union with the corporation. Thus, the IRS may audit
the corporation's financial records at any time, because, as one former IRS
commissioner stated, "The churches... hold in trust that which belongs to the
government." This is the law, and it cannot be changed by amendments to church
by-laws, or even by the good intentions of church leaders.
Can an incorporated church refuse to disclose its
financial records to the IRS on the grounds that it did not know that such
consequences would arise from incorporation? Unfortunately, the answer is no.
Incorporation is a form of "non-positive," or "contract law." According to
Black's Law Dictionary, p.322, a contract is "an agreement between two or more
persons which creates an obligation to do or not to do a particular thing." The
laws comprising the contract do not apply to either party until the contract is
agreed upon, at which time it is legally binding upon both. Claiming ignorance
of the specifics of the contract will not excuse either party from their
obligation once the contract is signed:
"As a general proposition, a party is held to what
he signs.... One cannot obtain a release from contract liability upon the ground
that he did not understand the legal effect of the contract" Len Young Smith and
G. Gale Roberson, Smith and Roberson's Business Law, p. 70
By incorporating, the pastor and elders of a
church need to realize that they have, in effect, signed a contract with the
federal government which they have become legally and morally liable to obey
(Romans 13:1). They cease to exist as a "real" First Amendment association with
"unalienable" rights, and are transformed into a federal institution under the
complete jurisdiction & control of "Acts of Congress." A church can no more
change the nature of a contract after the fact than a private individual.
The Unbiblical Status of Limited Liability
Finally, let us take a brief look at the biblical
problems of church incorporation. As we have seen, the Bible teaches that the
Israelite Congregation is a spiritual corporation that derives its existence
from its Head, who is the Messiah. Each individual member is in covenant with
the others and exercises their gifts for the benefit of the collective group.
This is the concept of unity in diversity. The whole derives its substance from
its individual parts. Therefore, the actions of the individual indirectly affect
We see this concept of covenantalism numerous
times throughout Scripture. For example, in the Old Covenant economy, the sin of
Achan brought judgment upon the entire nation of Israel (Joshua 7), and the
righteous act of Phineas brought Yahweh's blessings (Numbers 25). This principle
did not pass away with the Old Covenant economy, however. In
1 Corinthians 5, Paul exhorted the
Corinthian Congregation to "put away" from them the unrepentant adulterer with
the following illustration (verse 6b-7a).
The corrupting influence of sin should never be
underestimated, and Yahweh's judgment on an entire congregation is risked if one
of its members is allowed to continue in open rebellion against His Word. This
is why it is so important for the elders to protect the Congregation from moral
and spiritual disintegration by removing the ungodly member via excommunication.
Likewise, it is equally the responsibility of individual members of a
Congregation to disassociate themselves from an apostate Congregation as defined
a "church", so that they might not "partake of her sins" (Revelation 18:4).
Church incorporation flies in the very face of
biblical covenantalism. This is seen primarily in the privilege of "limited
liability," which means that the corporation cannot be held legally responsible
for the actions of the individual members: "A corporation... should be
distinguished from the individuals who compose it and those who control it as
well as from the property which it owns" Len Young Smith and G. Gale Roberson,
Smith and Roberson's Business Law, p. 785.
Yahweh certainly did not deal with the nation of
Israel on the basis of limited liability, so why should modern churches seek
this unbiblical status for themselves? In giving the Congregation her orders,
Yah'shua promised: "All power is given unto me . . . I am with you always."
(Matthew 28:18,20). Apparently, this was not enough for the church. The State
promised to protect the church from lawsuits and other attacks from without if
only she would incorporate. Turning her back on the promised care of her
Bridegroom, Yah'shua the Messiah, the Congregation accepted her lover's
Supposedly, limited liability protects the
individual members from personal lawsuit. However, this is simply not the case.
Franchises of a corporation are just as susceptible, if not more so, to a
lawsuit than any other organization. Furthermore, the incorporated church itself
greatly increases its own susceptibility to a lawsuit due to the fact that a
business is far more likely to be sued than is a strictly religious
organization. Unincorporated churches are immune, they cannot sue, nor be sued
Corporations have no Life
"Man has been created by, in, and for, the Word of
Yahweh, and this makes him the being who is responsible. Masses, collectives,
and species have no responsibility; they are not capable of assuming
responsibility. They [corporations] cannot commit trespass nor be outlawed nor
excommunicated, for they have no souls [life]." 10 Rep.32 b.
"Human beings are called 'natural persons' to
distinguish them from 'artificial' personas or corporations. To acquire the
status of artificial or legal personality, the group seeking it must be
incorporated, i.e., must obtain a formal state license. In modern civil law,
while incorporation is necessary for some purposes, chiefly in commercial law,
and group of persons, acting as a unit, may be treated as an artificial or legal
person." Warren Co. v. Heister, 219 La. 763, 54 S.2d 12." Radin Law Dictionary
(1955), page 249.
Can you imagine the early Congregation of the
Apostles passing the hat to help Caesar out? To ask Yahweh's Congregation to
collect a tax to finance every wicked thing on this earth, including the murder
of millions of babies each year, is tyranny at its worst.
Because a 'person' has no access to any law
outside the law creating it, then no constitutional arguments can ever be raised
by the person, or corporation, successfully. Government is the person created by
constitutions and no officer can make any arguments against the power
establishing his office by using law which is not given him by the superior
power. In the same vein, a 'person' created by legislation can use no law
outside the law creating it for any arguments against the superior power
Organism or Organization?
Is the body of the Messiah an Organism or an
Organization? An organism is a living thing. I am living, and I am part of the
body of the Messiah. The body of the Messiah is the Congregation. An
incorporated Church is not an organism, but an organization. An organization is
a creature of the State, and as such must hold allegiance to the creator of
All those who join with an organization that is
under corporation status accept the debt of that organization, and become
subject to that debt of another. I do not need to tell you what scripture tells
us about this debt. Borrowing money, for expansion, from the ungodly bankers, is
not a biblical principle and, as such, cannot be blessed by Yahweh.
Black's Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, defines
'organization' as a "corporation or government subdivision or agency, business
trust, partnership or association…or any other legal or commercial entity". This
definition shows that an organization (even if it functions as a Congregation)
is recognized as commercial and public; an incorporated Church is legally
interpreted as a commercial entity. But didn't the Messiah say "make not my
Father's house an house of merchandise" (John 2:16)?
The real benefit the 501(c)(3) Church looks for
with incorporation is the ability to borrow large amounts of debt capital. This
enslaves every man, woman, and child whose name appears on the membership roles
of the Church. How can this be? Because every officer and member of the Church
pledges themselves as surety for the commercial debts of the Church, whether
they know it or not. Why is this? Because the member's name that appears on the
Church rolls is a beneficiary of the Church 'services', which are also construed
as commercial by the government (the term 'service' is a commercial term, and
means either to get paid for an occupation, or it means an act giving assistance
or advantage to another, which results in a benefit). Additionally, the
'tax-deductible contributions' are further evidence of the commercial connection
to the corporation.
A maxim of law states: "He who accepts the benefit
must also bear the burden," meaning if one accepts any benefit of the
incorporated Church one is liable for the debts and acts of the church
leadership. If the Church is sued and a cash settlement is ordered by the court,
there is virtually no limit as to how far the court can extend its power to
collect from the members, even if they are not the officers responsible for
committing the civil crime. "For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light"
"Although it was once said that 'a corporation is
not indictable, but the particular members are' [Anon., 12 Mod. 559], it is now
well settled that a corporation may be indicted for omission to perform a public
duty imposed upon it by law." Reg. V. Birmingham & G. Ry. Co., 3 Q.B. 233; New
York & G.L.R. Co. v. State, 50 N.J.Law 303, 13 Atl. 1, affirmed in 53 N.J.Law,
244, 23 Atl. 168.
In Yah'shua's day, the chief priests bound
themselves to Caesar (John 19:14-15). Who were they a priest of? Caesar. Who did
they minister for? Caesar. Who does the 501(c)(3) Church now minister for? "We
have no king but Caesar." They have a United States flag in every one of their
Churches. "We don't make political statements from the pulpit anymore, we don't
ever preach against the one for whom we minister. We don't want to lose our
tax-exempt status!" So, we had fascism in the Messiah's day, the same fascism we
It is time for the organized churches in this
world to wake up to the fact that they have seriously compromised the headship
of the Messiah by incorporating. Israelite Congregations do not need to obtain a
special "operating license" to avoid taxation; the government simply cannot tax
them to begin with! The Congregation is already immune to all taxation.
The Congregation of Yah'shua the Messiah is
forbidden by Scripture to merge with the State because the two exist as separate
entities. The State is not to claim jurisdiction over the Congregation, and the
Congregation is not to place herself in such a position. The Congregation does
not need to request of the State permission to exist as a legal entity. Its
charter is the Bible, and its article of incorporation are the commandments of
Yahweh. As Yah'shua said, "No man can serve two masters" (Matthew 6:24). If this
principle applies to an individual, how much more so to his Congregation?
Congregation members should confront their pastors
and elders on these issues. Do not let them simply brush you off with the claim
that the subject has "been studied already," or that "we have always done it
this way." Challenge them to produce a copy of the statutes which state that a
Israelite Congregation must incorporate as an organization in order to carry out
its Yahweh-ordained functions. They will not be able to do this, because such a
law simply does not exist. You may find yourself unwelcome in your Congregation,
but at least you will have the satisfaction of having stood for the truth and
for the sole prerogative of the Messiah to govern His own Congregation. TOP ^
CHRISTIAN (Christian): the word is Greek,
and was derived from a former Pagan usage: CHRESTOS MITHRAS: pure, sacred,
good, holy. Roman meaning was interchangeable; e.g., "good Mithras", or "holy
Mithras". CHRIST HELIOS: Mandaean. CHREISTOS OSIRIS: Alexandrian.
In relation to the Torah, a
Christian might well be considered to be mentally retarded; because the actual
word that means "retard" or "idiot" is derived from CHRISTIAN: cretin!
The American Heritage Illustrated
Encyclopedic Dictionary tells us the etymology for the word CRETIN:
cre-tin (kre-tin, kret'n) n. 1. One afflicted with
Cretinism. 2. A fool; an idiot. [French, cretin, from Swiss
French, crestin, CHRISTIAN, hence human being (an idiot being
nonetheless human).] Cretinism is dwarfism and or retardation. Cretin is simply
the word that is derived from the word CHRISTIAN, crestin.
The questions we need to be asking ourselves are:
1. "What would the Israelites or a splinter
group of Israelites that practice the Torah of Yahweh and follow the Messiah be
doing with a Greek term used by Pagans as a label for themselves?"
2. “Are we to search out the adopted
Greco-Roman roots, or the natural Hebrew origins of our faith?”
Knowing there is some relationship with the word
cretin, what if the people of Antioch, at first, called the disciples
CRETINS (retards, idiots)? Don't fall for the excuse, "we speak English, not
Hebrew". The word "crestos" (or kristos, chreistos) isn't English, it's
Greek. If we follow the redemption plan of our Creator, keeping the Torah of
Yahweh, we are counted among the citizenship of Israel; not a "Gentile", foreign
nation. In fact, we are no longer Gentiles at all (Eph. 2:11-13),
although we were at one time strangers to the Covenants. After our spiritual
adoption through faith, there is no distinction, and no dividing wall between
any of us and a native-born Israelite.
The main idea that people seem to be steered away
from when words like "Christian" are examined closely is that the original
word (the Hebrew word, MESSIAH) is not being brought to the table,
but is typically kept from the discussion. The word "Christianity" is not
found in the Scriptures at all, so there is no such thing in reality.
Misdirection is used to convince the listener of supposed facts which are not
true, and by simply saying the lie often enough, it will become familiar, and
therefore comfortable. In this particular case, the premise is that the original
word was this Greek word "Christos", since it is emphasized (by those with an
agenda to preserve the error of tradition) that the disciples of Yah’shua all
spoke and wrote in Greek.
We are expected to pay no mind that Greek was and
remains a foreign language to the people of Israel. It's a promotion of the
Jesuits to believe that the Messiah and His students spoke to one another, and
wrote everything down in Greek. The truth is, Greek was a transitional language,
or translation, of the original texts originally written in Hebrew (or the
dialect of it; Syraic Aramaic). Remember, all the first "protestants" were
Catholics, and they had already been indoctrinated with the Jesuit teachings.
What is practically unknown is the fact that there were "Christians" on Earth
before Yah’shua the Messiah was born - and they were Pagans.
The Greek word "Christos" (kristos) has come to
mean anointed, and this supposedly corresponds to the common English
transliteration of the title, Messiah, from the original Hebrew. What is not
commonly known is that Osiris and Mithras were both called "Chreistos", which
meant "GOOD". The word was adopted from gnostic Paganism: The inscription "CHRESTOS"
can be seen on a Mithras relief in the Vatican. During the time of Marcion,
around 150 CE, Justin Martyr said that "Christians" were "Chrestoi", or "good
men". Clement of Alexandria said "all who believe in Christ are called "Chrestoi,
that is 'good men'".
Rome was the center of Chrestos Mithras worship,
so the adaptation or revisionism to the new faith for this title should hardly
be a huge mystery; but this information has been intentionally buried. The
word "Christian" is only used 3 times in the received Greek texts; and if it
were in fact what the disciples called themselves as a "sect", it would have
seemed very foreign not only to them, but to everyone involved. Of course,
every Israelite (and modern orthodox "Jew") believes in a "Messiah" that is
coming at some point. Many of them - in fact most - don't currently believe
in the Messiah portrayed by the "Christian" faith in any of its diverse
However, if we had to adopt a Greek word for these
practitioners of "Judaism" that related to them as believers in a coming
Messiah, then they too could be labeled "Christians". But, the word "Christian"
is a very non-specific label when you consider that it doesn't specify who the
Messiah is. The true sect that followed Yah’shua's teachings did use a term for
themselves, and it was “NATSARIM”, or more commonly, Nazarene (Acts 24:5). Even
the "Church father" Epiphanius wrote of the Natsarim sect, whom he called
"heretics", because they observed the Commandments of Yahweh and were
indistinguishable from "Hebrews", except that they believed in the then present
Greek is a corrupted, polluted language, having
many Pagan deities' names and titles associated with it. Since Yahweh has told
us that one day He would purify the lips of the peoples to call upon His
Name and serve Him shoulder-to-shoulder (Zeph. 3:9), it's unlikely that the word
"Christian" will be preserved after that purification takes place.
Acts 24:5 states that the sect was called "Nazarene",
derived from its Hebrew root "NATSARIM", or "branches/watchmen", not
[man]-anointed, or good ones.
It was prophesied that we would be called "NATSARIM".
Carefully study the text of Jer. 31:6, where he used the word NATSARIM which is
translated "watchmen", who will cry on "Mount Ephraim". Those crying out to go
up to Yahweh are called watchmen, from the Hebrew word NATSARIM. The Greek has
distorted quite a few things, but to believe that they were called both terms
(Nazarenes and Christians) would surely be conflicted thinking. The Natsarim
were very specific in their labeling of themselves, since their label referred
to the One they were followers of, Yah’shua of Natsarith (Nazereth). Chapter 31
is also significant because it prophecies the re-newed Covenant, which is quoted
again in chapters 8 & 10 of the book of Hebrews.
All Israelites were, and are, waiting for
the "Messiah", the Yahweh-anointed One prophesied in Daniel. So by that logic
it would be redundant to refer to themselves as a sect of what they all were,
even if the label was translated into another tongue, like Greek. The
translators simply wanted to separate themselves as far from the Torah and
Israel as possible; and it was done by creating labeling that would permanently
separate them, and keep "Gentiles" from ever joining the commonwealth of Israel,
or even realizing that it was necessary.
Realize that "Greek" culture was a very
powerful influence on the entire civilized world over a long period;
"Alexandria" Egypt (named for Alexander, a famous Greek conqueror), became the
center or hub of the cultural world. Sophists, orators who refined public
speaking to an art, developed the "3-point" speech. They could convince their
audiences of things they didn't even believe themselves! Clement and Origen,
two "church fathers", promoted their Christian teaching from
Alexandria. Everything taught became watered-down into "allegorical" meanings.
In every way, words were used as powerful tools. Platonic philosophy steered
their whole culture, and Plato is still quoted in modern seminaries! Mithraists,
Neoplatonists, Pythagoreans, Therapists, and Magi were all contemporary cults of
the Greeks. From Egypt arose the Hermetic religion of the worship of Osiris.
These religions produced the Pagan "fathers" that
influenced modern Christianity (Cyprian, Augustine, Marcion, Eusebius, Ambrose,
Epiphanius, etc.,) and they quoted from their former Pagan sources virtually
constantly, merging what they had been, with what they were becoming - a
blended religion, with their beloved Greek culture as the dominant aspect. There
already were "Christians" in Egypt, gnostic sun-worshippers who knelt before
huge ankhs (crux ansatas). The Serapis-Isis cult used this symbol at Alexandria.
When the Emperor Hadrian wrote from Alexandria, he said:
"Those who worship Serapis are Christians and
those who call themselves bishops of Christ are vowed to Serapis".
Ancient Babylonian [pagan] influences
abounded then, and abound now, hidden in plain sight. Alexandria was the primary
launching point for the new fusion religion we know as "Christianity" today. The
word "Christos" is directly related to Krishna, Crestos, and Chreston. These
literally mean "shining", as they refer to the sun. Krishna is the sun deity of
the Hindu religion. Even as late as 348 CE, Cyrill said: "Let the heresy be
silenced which blasphemes the Messiah, the Son of the Mighty One. Let those be
silenced who say that the sun is Messiah, because He is the Creator of the sun,
and not the visible sun itself."
They were calling the sun "Christ Helios". The
Manichaeans worshipped the sun as it passed through the sky ALL DAY, and
Augustine came from them. The ancient Crestos of the Serapian Culte was
worshipped as "the good god", so the word "Christ" is actually a polluted and
forbidden word when you carefully weigh the texts of
Exodus 23:13 & Duet. 12:28-32.
Great darkness results from not properly
understanding Yahweh's Word, or departing from it, thinking The Book of the Law
no longer has application. The one verse most cling to in defense of the term
"Christian" is at
Acts 11:26: "And at first in
Antioch the taught ones were called Kristianous." (This is the order of this
sentence in the Greek). This sentence doesn't claim that the disciples called
themselves this, but were called this "at first". Also, as with the English
language, the context determines what is meant. If this meant they were
mistaken (at first) for the Pagan believers in Serapis, that's one thing; or
this could have been simply the Greek translation distorting the original Hebrew
Or, what if this Greek word was not a label, and
simply meant "good men"? Knowing there is some relationship with the word
cretin, what if the people of Antioch, at first, called the disciples
CRETINS, meaning literally, idiots or retards? Why is the Greek label so
important that they had to make this single verse in its translation an
all-encompassing issue? Again, what would a bunch of Israelites that practice
the Torah of Yahweh and follow the Messiah, be doing with a Greek term used by
Pagans as a label for themselves? A name for a person or thing is a special
designation, not a general reference. Is the Name of the Creator Greek? If the
Creator has a religion (way), does He refer to it by a Greek term? Would the
Messiah of Adam, Noach, Mosheh, Daniel, and Eli Yahu have a Greek Name or a
Greek Title? If we have inherited error, and we obviously have, then we all
need to know about it, and not defend it.
So what great harm is there in abandoning the
Greek title "Christos", and using the same Hebrew word Daniel wrote:
Messiah? The word "MESSIAH" is transliterated TWICE in the received Greek
writings, at Jn. 1:41 and Jn. 4:25 (it's used twice in Daniel, at 9:25,26).
Even the new age cult is awaiting their "Christ"; so why not give them their
word back - maybe they'll stop laughing at believers behind their backs for
having adopted so much of their philosophy. Give them their "Sun-day"
too. Let's return to the Covenant! The Gentiles from the ends of the Earth
will one day acknowledge that their forefathers have inherited nothing but lies.
"Krishna or Chris-na and Christos come from the
same root. Kris in Sanskrit means the pure or the sacred, 'the first emanation
of the invisible Godhead, manifesting itself tangibly in spirit' (Isis Unveiled,
II, 158), it is the Spiritual Ego (Buddhi-Manas)..... 'The Spiritual, Immortal,
Higher Ego in every man is an emanation, like a ray, from the Central Spiritual
Sun (Paramatman), of which the visible Sun is the direct manifestation on our
physical plane and its visible symbol.'"
The conclusion drawn from this study confirms once
again that the faith was "solarized", and our customs and words are rising up to
prove it. The prophet YermeYahu (Jer.) told us:
"O Yahweh, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of
affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the Earth, and
shall say, 'Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things
wherein there is no profit'.
Shall a man make elohim unto himself, and
they are no elohim? Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I
will cause them to know Mine hand and My might; and they shall know that My
Name is Yahweh."
Directly related to this issue of "terms"
once used by Pagans, and taking the point-of-view of our Creator Yahweh, we
have to consider what He has already spoken on this issue. Remember, even the
"terminology" used by Pagans are their "ways" or methods. Here are 3 Scriptures
of many that could have relevance:
Exodus / Shemoth 20:2,3: "I am Yahweh your Elohim,
Who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of slavery. You
have no other mighty ones against My Face."
Exodus / Shemoth 23:13: "And in all that I have
said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of other mighty
ones, let it not be heard from your mouth."
Deut. / Debarim 12:28-32: "Guard, and obey all
these words which I command you, that it might be well with you and your
children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the eyes of
Yahweh your Elohim. When Yahweh your Elohim does cut off from before you the
nations which you go to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their
land, guard yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are
destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire about their mighty
ones, saying 'How did these nations serve their mighty ones?
And let me do so too.' Do not do so to Yahweh your Elohim, for
every abomination which Yahweh hates they have done to their mighty ones, for
they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their mighty ones. All
the words I am commanding you, guard to do it - do not add to it nor take away
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NCOY Comments on The Secret Movie:
This is perhaps one of the single greatest efforts
at paraphrasing an aspect of the extraordinary messages contained within the
pages of Yahweh's Holy Word that this author has seen or experienced. The
producers of The Secret have done a marvelous job of deconstructing these Bible truths and
converting them into easy to understand and simple instructions for our day to
day temporal living - in a practical manner that makes sense and is applicable
to everyone on this planet!
The Secret is not the secret to everything
however. Its authors have not revealed that aspect of The Secret that
applies to our lives beyond this temporal phase. Biblical students will
recognize and appreciate that applying this Secret to our temporal lives
is just the beginning. This is not to discount it in any way, rather we could
not be more complimentary toward The Secret inasmuch as it deals with the
temporal aspects of its application to a degree of near virtual perfection.
The Secret Movie, as it exists, lacks any
element of practicality in terms of its spiritual or eternal applications.
Within the movie, we are reminded that the "law of attraction", is the key to
our health, wealth and happiness in this lifetime and we are provided with
excellent explanations for the workings of this law insofar as temporal living
Like all of our Creator's laws, this law of
attraction is meant to be applied not just to our temporal lives, but to our
spiritual lives as well. For purposes of simple example, when a man and woman
are married, they become as one in our Creator's spiritual reality. Hence the
law of attraction in terms of the health, wealth and happiness of the man and
the woman, now becomes an issue where each have a genuine effect and direct
impact on the other. The things that they individually meditate upon, the things
that they each want and feel passionately about, do not necessarily come to be
as a result of the law of attraction, unless they are in harmony in terms of
their collective objectives.
This can easily be understood by paying attention
to simple marriage statistics. The success of happy, healthy, wealthy
individuals can serve as the evidence of the effectiveness of the law of
attraction. However these same successful individuals can often, when they enter
into marriage - in fact nearly sixty percent of the time, become unhappy and
unsuccessful at least in terms of their relationship and often in terms of their
material things. This is because they fail to recognize that their previous
individual application of the law of attraction has now become their collective
application of that same law. They are now spiritually "as one" and as such, the
law of attraction is now in harmony with their united and harmonious thoughts,
feelings and desires - or unharmonious as the statistics would declare.
Marriage is but one of a great many examples of
how the law of attraction must also be spiritually applied. These are
interesting philosophical issues. Our Bible teaches us to have faith in our
Creator; faith that He is not far from us; faith that He hears our prayers if we
pray in earnest; faith that He answers our prayers if our conscience is clear,
faith that He will deliver our needs if our needs are just; faith that He will
grant us eternal life in His kingdom, etc.
But He also admonishes us to "seek", to "ask", to
"search", to "labor", to "toil", to "meditate" on His word and on His law, and
basically to "do" a great many things related to our enjoyment of His blessings,
as opposed to simply sitting back and "expecting" His blessings through faith.
Abundance in this temporal life is relative to our faithful yet "active"
obedience, as it is in our eternal life. Obedience in asking, in seeking, in
toiling, in searching, in meditating on His word and on His law, and most
importantly, in "acting" as a faithful servant.
Thus we are enlightened for temporal living
through our own efforts and experiences and the efforts and experiences of
others shared with us, whether the enlightenment is through technology or other
means, such as movies like "The Secret" or books such as "Conversations
with God". Yet this enlightenment does not fulfill our spiritual or eternal
objectives, it merely provides us with more information and more and sometimes
better understanding of spiritual principles for temporal living. We still need
to seek, to ask, to mediate, to toil, and to pray for Yahweh's blessings in
whatever form we believe will be the most beneficial for us and for those we
But we often overlook the most important aspect of
Yahweh's instructions. That which we overlook is related to His good and perfect
will. If we ask in clear conscience and with an earnest desire, we will receive,
but only according to His good and perfect will for us. Sometimes He does know
what is better for our own interests and or for the interest of those we
When you seek remedy with an adversary for example
(such as a creditor), do so in the positive and hopeful spirit of faith that you
believe your Messiah, Yah'shua would have demonstrated. For example, always
"ask", do not tell your adversary what you want. Always "offer" your adversary a
way for them to remedy, which you may believe they will refuse, but offer it in
an honorable fashion anyway - because in reality, they could honorably forgive
you their trespass - either by the way you are asking for such, or by way of
their legal understanding. Always "thank" your adversary for their consideration
and never accuse them of wrongdoing. And always ask Yahweh to "bless" your
adversaries, and "inform" your adversaries that you have done so, for they truly
do not know what they do in the sense of their own ignorance of Yahweh's just
and perfect laws.
Having "done" all of these things, then you are
still bound to complete your "obedience" to Yahweh, by asking for His blessing
on your "actions" and by thanking Him for His help in fulfilling your desires
"according to His good and perfect will" for you AND for your adversaries. Then
you STILL must "do" more! You must then "believe" without doubt that what you
have asked your adversary to do, is just and good and in harmony with Yahweh's
will, and you must allow this belief, this faith, to drive all of your hopes and
expectations, so that you will only dwell upon that positive thing which you do
"want" to result, and no longer dwell on that negative thing which you wish to
be taken away.
These words we write are merely our humble manner
of sharing with you what little we know of "exercising" our faith; of "doing"
those things necessary to enable us to see and experience the results of our
faith in this temporal world. The words written below are inspired by Yahweh and
they make it perfectly clear:
1COR 2:14 "But the natural [temporal]
man does not receive the things of the Spirit of Yahweh [the universe],
for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are
spiritually discerned." MT 6:32 "For after all these [temporal]
things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father [the universe] knows
that you need all these things." MT 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of
Yahweh [an understanding of the spiritual universe] and His
righteousness, and all these [temporal] things shall [then] be
added to you."
Our Creator speaks not in vain or without purpose.
Exercise your faith by believing in what your Creator has declared - He wants
you to have "all these [temporal] things shall [then] be
added to you"! He stated such when this was inspired and He acts now and
always as though this were absolutely true! You now must act in all ways as
though you believe Him also! Then as you think and believe in your spirit and in
your heart and mind, so you will faithfully experience in your life.
We can but hope and pray that the authors of
The Secret, will be further inspired and thus motivated to make a sequel to
it, wherein they extol the virtues of applying the law of attraction to our
spiritual growth and to our eternal well being as eloquently and masterfully as
they dealt with temporal living in their first release!
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Grace and peace to you, from our Father, Yahweh, and Yah'shua our
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