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Most ‘Christians’ are really shocked when they find out that ‘Christianity’ was not the faith of the apostles! Instead, the original faith was known as Nazarene Israel, or the Nazarene ‘sect’ of Israel, that understood it, was not strict observance of the Law that saved you. Instead, they understood that deliverance (salvation) is a free gift, yet they still observed the Law of Moshe (Moses), as an outward sign of their devotion to the Creator (YaHUaH), just as we should today; and will on into the New Earth (Isa.66:22, 23)!
‘Christian’ was a name the apostles were called by a rival Hell-enistic (Greek), anti-law, sect. These were probably the same pe-ople who plotted to kill the apostle Sha’ul (Paul), at Acts 9:29; whose descendants we think of as the ‘Christians’ of today. This anti-law religion would later rise to worldwide power and dominance; and, is now known as The Roman Catholic Church (RCC), assim-ilating or snuffing out the Nazarenes and all other forms of the original faith. However, even though they prevailed numerically and militarily; ‘Christianity’ was, by no means, the original faith of the disciples (apostles)!
The apostles were of the Nazarene ‘sect,’ and not ‘Christians.’ These two are nowhere near being synonymous. This next reference tells us that Yahu’shua, (The Messiah), was a “Nazarene” Yahudi; raised in Nazareth; therefore, His followers (taught-ones) were also Nazarene Yahudim (Jews)! “He (Yahu’shua) shall be called a Nazarene” (Matt. 2:23).
Further, the disciples did their works…“in the Name of Yahu’shua ha’Mashi’ach, ha’ Natsari” (Acts 4:10)! Yahu’shua is the Messiah’s TRUE Name! Not the Hellenized name, Jesus. The Messiah spoke HIS name in Hebrew.
“And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me, and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Sha’ul, Sha’ul, why do you persecute Me? It is hard for you to kick against the prods. “And I said, ‘Who are You, Master?’ And He said, ‘I am Yahushua, whom you persecute. (Acts 26: 14-15)
Acts 24:5 we see the priesthood (Jews) accusing the apostle Sha’ul (Paul) not of being a ‘Christian’; but, "...a ringleader of the Nazarene sect.”
“For having found this man a plague, who stirs up dissension among all the Yehudim throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Natsarenes”
He does not respond by saying he is a ‘Christian;’ or even admitting that he is a part of any “sect.” Rather, he argues that he is a “true Israelite,” implying that the priests are the apostate ones:
“According to the Way which they say is a sect, so, I worship the Ancestral One; believing all things that are written in the Law and in the Prophets!”(Acts 24:14).
When the Jews, at Rome, asked Sha’ul to speak to them about his Israelite belief, they told him:
“For indeed concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.” (Acts 28:22)
For many years, “Christianity’ has taught that Mashi’ach came to “do away with the Jews,” and to “nail the Law to the Cross.”
Now, if the apostles (disciples) called themselves Nazarenes, while the Hellenized Jews called them ‘Christians,’ would that make the two terms synonymous? Or, were the Nazarene Israelites and the ‘Christians’, in fact, two separate groups; most definitely, the latter one!!
Also, according to standard ‘Christian’ theology; all one must do is “call upon the name of ‘Jesus;’ to be “saved.” Most ‘Christians’ profess no requirement of Torah / Law observance / obedience, because they believe ‘Jesus’ was sent to replace the ‘Yahudim (Jews)’ with Gentile ‘Christians’ and to “nail the Law to the Cross.” But, if this is true, that all one must do to be a follower of the Mashi’ach is to call upon His Name; then, why does John tell us that a man casting out demons in His Name was not following Him; since he was using the true Name (Yahu’shua)? Could it be that there is more to being a true follower of Massi’ach, than simply “calling on His Name, and believing on Him;” in a Greek, Platonic, philosophical sense? Check it out, for yourself!
Greek Platonic philosophy tells us that if we merely “think” a thing is true, then we believe it is true. Then, if you think ‘Jesus’ is the Messiah; you “believe” He is the Messiah, and this mere “thought-belief” will, somehow, “save” you! I don’t think so!!
Then, notice what this says: “Platonized Greek philosophy tells us that as long as we think ‘Jesus’ is the Messiah, then, there are no rules of conduct to live by.” This means we can indulge in idol worship, flout His Commandments; and do whatever we feel like; and, as long as we profess a non-specific ‘Christian’ love, nothing else matters.
Yeah, just like the apostate teaching, Once Saved Always Saved (OSAS). This doctrine is taught in many denominations. Heresy at this level, has thousands believing, as long as they do the altar call, go to church on Sun-day, then they can do whatever they like. They have eaten a type of wormwood, called Greek philosophy.
In contrast, true Yahudim (Jew), or Hebrew understands that if one’s “belief” does not lead to right conduct; then one’s “belief” is not truly complete; and therefore, one does not truly believe! Hebraic thought tells us that a “thought,” that Yahu’shua is the Messiah, is unable to save us! Therefore, true belief requires us to demonstrate our belief in Yahu’shua by obeying His Commands; and, it is this obedience, to His Commands, that shows our faith in Him, just as actions speak louder than words. This confuses most ‘Christians’, because their theology teaches that ‘Jesus’ came to “nail the Torah / Law to the Cross;” and, if the Law is nailed to the Cross, then there would be no more Commandments for believers to follow/obey.
Not only is this type of ideology dangerous but it goes against the written word of YaHUaH (The Creator). We find the following in the great book of Revelation 14:12:
“Here is the endurance of the set-apart (saints) ones, here are those guarding the commands of Elohim and the belief of Yahushua.” (Also, see Rev. 12:17)
Did Yahu’shua really come to abolish the Law, as claimed, by most of ‘Christianity’? Well, the answer is: This type of Lawlessness is a myth that has perpetuated itself over the centuries; kept alive by wishful thinking and a failure to understand certain key Hebrew words.
The Ram’s horn has blown, now you know that the 1st believers, did not call themselves Christians but were followers of Yahushua Ha Mashiach! A.K.A- Nazarene Sect, Sect of Natsarim, meaning branches/watchmen, please read, Jer.31!
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