bible-scripture

1 Timothy 2:9-10New International Version (NIV)

9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

Sirach

Ecclesiasticus 1:2-5
“2 Who can number the sand of the sea, and the drops of rain, and the days of eternity?
3 Who can find out the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the deep, and wisdom?
4 Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the understanding of prudence from everlasting.
5 The word of God most high is the fountain of wisdom; and her ways are everlasting commandments.”

Why I’m leaving Christianity.

Hey guys! I’ve been on Tumblr for two years now, blogging about my faith. Since I haven’t posted in a long time, an I feel like I owe an explanation to all my followers. I’ve been inactive on my blog because I’ve been rethinking my faith, and I’ve decided to convert.

I don’t really like labels, but since many of you have asked, I now refer to myself as a Messianic Israelite.

Messianic is Hebrew for “Messiah Follower.”

So technically I’m still a Christian since Christian means “Christ Follower”

However, people who refer to themselves as Messianics are different than people who refer to themselves as Christians

Messianic believers observe the Torah. I still believe in Jesus, and I still believe that I’m only saved by his grace, however, I do not believe the Law or Torah was “nailed to the cross” as many Christians believe.

Some of the major differences are:

1. I am going to start following the dietary laws of the Old Testament, meaning no more pig meat, shrimp, crab, rodents, or any other bottom feeders. Since Jesus didn’t put those in his body, I will not either.

2. I am following a Saturday Sabbath instead or Sunday, since that was the original day that Jesus rested on before the Roman Catholic church changed it.

3. I will no longer be celebrating Christmas or Easter, instead I will be following the Hebrew calendar and celebrate the feasts of the Israelites such as Passover, Sukkot, and Pentecost, and all the other feasts that Jesus celebrated being that he was Jewish.

I’ve spent a lot of time reading scripture and learning more about our father Yahweh, and from my studying, I believe this is the right thing to do. I feel like the scales have been removed from my eyes, and I’m excited to move forward with my new perspective on scripture. If you have any questions feel free to message me.

one of my favorite things is when you’re reading Scripture and you just get this feeling that God is about to reveal something to you, almost like God is saying, “get ready. are you listening? I’m about to show you something.” and then as you read you come across this piece of Scripture and it leaps off the page and strikes you deep in your heart. suddenly there’s this fresh God-given insight about what you’re reading and you find wisdom and guidance and peace and a sense of God is here, He is listening, He is giving me wisdom and guidance in my circumstance. and even though you may have read that passage or verse a thousand times before, it’s suddenly filled with new meaning and life for your specific situation. 

we are not alone in this. God is with us every step of the way, and no matter what circumstance we find ourselves in, He is always reaching out and eager to give us compassion and wisdom and grace in our time of need. 

are you lonely? angry? disappointed? lost? confused? come to God. let His word renew your faith, your hope, your joy. don’t look anywhere else, because you won’t find that anywhere else. you’ll only end up broken. everything else is fiction, but God is truth.

let His word–let God–be your delight.

Children of Israel (Revelations 7:4)

Deuteronomy 7:6-7
“6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:”

Deuteronomy 10:15
“15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.”

2 Esdras 6:54 “And after these, Adam also, whom thou madest lord of all thy creatures: of him come we all, and the people also whom thou hast chosen.”

Matthew 15:24
“But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

We all come from Adam, and the people who were chosen (12 tribes), the world was made for you brothers and sisters.

2 Esdras 6:55 “All this have I spoken before thee, O Lord, because thou madest the world for our sakes”
DEAR TUMBLR: THE BIBLE IS...

actually a collection of books that originated from oral tradition with many authors in multiple different genres with a plethora of cultural and contextual connotations that spawned a metric fuckton of interpretations.

so when you say, “but the Bible also says X” from an entirely different book, different author, different genre, and different cultural context deeply embedded in history, forgive me if my eyes roll back into my sockets as I descend into Gehenna. 

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Lust of the eyes and lust of the flesh really has a grip on people these days. If you entertain it, it will only get worse.

It’s amazing to me how people can complain about their situation, what they are going through, but also add sin to sin and they wonder why things go wrong in their life.

I myself used to have a problem with lust of the flesh (sexual), but once I actually separated myself from the world, and actually prayed on the issue… fasted.. and worked on it with scripture, I overcame it. People don’t understand that there is a physical world, and the spiritual as well, if you’re sinning (drugs, sex before marriage, etc) you’re opening yourself up to spirits, and I’ll tell you they aren’t good spirits. People are so quick to anger from words, or can’t control their lust etc, guess what: believe it or not you have let spirits in, and they will attack, and they aim to destroy. Until you come to the truth of the Bible, and use the scripture to correct yourself, you’re headed on a path to destruction. Before blaming anyone else, correct yourself, and get to the truth of why things are happening to you. Worship the most high in truth and in spirit, and watch your life change.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

1 John 2:15
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

I can see why a small remnant will be saved (revelations 7:4), there is too many things in the world to lure people away from the truth that sets them free. Our people trust in the government, and trust in the oppression that we have been born into.

Hosea 4:6 “6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

Just a message to everyone out there that’s “living it up”, chasing the things Satan has put in front of you, those things are of the flesh, walk in the spirit. Seek the kingdom to come, build treasures up in heaven. We are in the end times, just like in the times of Noah.