Passover Basics

Shemote (Exodus) 12:14-20 14 “‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to YHWH throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. 15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you...

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Wave Sheaf and Pentecost Basics

The term ‘Pentecost’ means, literally, “count (to) fifty.” Therefore, to find out when YHWH wants us to hold the Pentecost, we need to count fifty days from the correct starting point, and then hold the Pentecost fifty days later. Almost all scholars agree on this point, but, some scholars disagree...

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Leaving the Church Behind

Sometimes people ask me what the difference is between Messianic and Nazarene Israel. Normally I try to answer that question privately, because I don’t want to give any unnecessary offense. However, since I get asked that question several times a week now, I need to say something publicly. So here...

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Common Objections

Common Objection #1: “But Paul said the Law was nailed to the Cross!” The verse that is commonly misread to suggest that the Torah was ‘nailed to the Cross’ at Golgotha is found in Colossians 2:13-14. We will use the King James Version here: 13 And you, being dead in...

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Headcoverings in Scripture

Many Christians believe men should not cover their heads while praying. This doctrine is usually based on First Corinthians Eleven and Verse Four. In the New King James Version this passage reads: 1st Corinthians 11:4 (NKJV) 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. This...

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The Nazarenes and the Christians

No book has more truth than Scripture. However, even though Scripture has lots of truth, we still need to know how to interpret what it says, if we are to come away with the correct impression. If we do not interpret the Scriptures correctly, it can lead to problems. Most...

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