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If you find the truth, will you believe it?

If any man desires to do God's will, he will have the needed illumination to recognize, and can tell for himself whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking from myself and on my own accord.  John 7:17 

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We welcome you to our website and are so grateful that you have come to visit us. Let me briefly tell you about our site and what you will find on it. Over the last 5 years my wife, Sherry, and I have attended a number of churches of the Protestant persuasion for fellowship, as we are counseled in Hebrews 10:25 to do, “Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is . . . so much more as ye see the day [2nd Coming of Yahushua (Jesus)] approaching.”

Many of the ministers of those churches we have visited have proclaimed that “we have the truth” without even considering the possibility that they could be in error! Could it be possible that all of them have the truth when they all have different views of subjects in the Bible?  We certainly do not want to make that same claim because we believe truth is always advancing, and we need to advance with it.  "If we say that we have fellowship with Him [Yahuwah, God], and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.  But if we walk in the light, as He [Yahuwah] is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ], His Son cleanses us from all sin" (1 John 1:6-7).  

When Elohim [God] reveals "new light" or new truth" we must either accept it, after we have studied out the matter or reject it.  Rejecting what Elohim is trying to show us is dangerous for in Hosea 4:6 we are told, "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee."  It is not the fault of Elohim [God] if we do not understand the truth for He is always seeking to reveal truth to His people.  Neglecting to study what Elohim is attempting to reveal to us is the same as rejecting it.

Truth is not stagnant!  I believe those ministers who make such claims that they have the truth are sincere in their assertion, but they are preaching, for the most part, what they were taught in the Seminary they have attended.  Being a part of a particular denomination, they are restricted as to what they can teach or preach without incurring disciplinary action.  My heart grieves for these men!  What if in their own personal studies they discover that not everything they have been taught is correct?  They must either keep silent or leave the affiliation of that denomination.

Elohim (God) does not give us truth to hide it under a bushel basket.  “No man, when he hath lighted a candle, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light” (Luke 11:33).  Elohim does not reveal truth to any of us just so that we alone may be benefitted, but He gives us light (truth, knowledge) in order for us to share it with others.

In 1996 my name was taken off the books of the denomination which I had been a member of for the previous 23 years.  I had begun studying on my own the books of Daniel and the Revelation with the Spirit of Elohim as my Guide and Teacher (2 Timothy 2:15; Psalm 25:4,5,8,9,12, and John 16:13).  My problem came about not because I was studying, but because I began to share what I was discovering which was vastly differently from what that denomination’s views were. There is little, or as in my case, no toleration for those who think “outside of the box."  I was accused of being divisive without any hearing or being able to to present to the church my views supported from the Holy Bible.  But my loyalty is to Yahuwah (the LORD) and to His Son (Yahushua) and to the truths found in the Bible and not to any man or denomination.

Is it important to know the truth?  It is if you want to be free!  “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).  What are you to be free from when you come to understand the truth?  We are set free from the deceptions and errors that Satan has sown in order to deceive the world.  “And the dragon was cast out [of heaven], that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world [including those who profess faith in the Holy Bible]” (Revelation 12:9).

“Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in” (Isaiah 26:2).

“Elohim hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through the sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth” (2 Thessalonians 2:13).

In speaking of the “little horn” pictured in Daniel chapter 8 we read, “and it cast down the truth to the ground” (Daniel 8:12).

There has always been a controversy between “truth and error” since the days of when man and woman were placed in the Garden of Eden.  Elohim telling us the truth, and Satan telling us error or lies.  Satan is the father of lies.  “You are of your father the devil . . . [he] abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own:  for he is a liar. And the father of it” (John 8:44).

The people that lived in Yahushua's day had a problem accepting Yahushua because He told them the truth which contradicted what they had been taught all of their lives.  “Because I [Yahushua] tell you the truth, you believe Me not” (John 8:45).  Paul asked the Galatian believers “Am I therefore your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16).  

The world, the religions of the world and the churches have accepted lies and perversions of the truth for so long, and they have been promoted by supposedly knowledgeable men who should know the truth, that when the truth is presented, it is often the case that it is rejected and the lies are retained.  There is a statement that was made by Richard Humpal, an attorney, which says “When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease being honest."  Truth does not and cannot compromise with error or it ceases being the truth.  That does not mean that we accept everything and anything that we hear without giving it our own thorough investigation of the matter.  Many times the truth revealed will be “inconvenient” and will involve changes in our thinking or our lifestyle. 

When I began studying the Holy Bible on my own 20 years after I had become a Christian, I discovered I had assumed many things to be true which the Bible proved to be false!  What should I do?   We do not like to be found in error.  Unless we are honest with ourselves and can admit that we could possibly be in error, we will never change our opinions to accommodate the truth of the Bible.  Our pride stands in the way of admitting to ourselves that we have been duped. What would you do when confronted with the truth which differed from what you had believed?  In most cases, our beliefs are what we have been taught by others, and we never questioned their authenticity. 

 Our only safe course is to follow the light (truth) of the Bible irrespective of how long or by whom a certain error has been held. "There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" (Proverbs 14:12). "To the law and to the testimony:  if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them" (Isaiah 8:20). We must do our own studying or else we place our salvation in the hands of others. "Study to shew thyself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).  Nothing worse than being ashamed!  The truth has always been with the minority and never with the majority.

“Therefore My people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge:  and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried with thirst” (Isaiah 5:13).  Mankind is in bondage to Satan’s lies and only the knowledge of the truth from Elohim’s Word can set us free and quench that thirst within us for the "truth."  When we are traveling life’s journey and we come to a cross road, it is always wise to follow the map (the Bible) and not go by our feelings or what we think is right or have been taught as being truth.

Some erroneous doctrines and theological errors have been around for centuries and have been promoted by supposedly good men and men greatly respected by their peers.  People want to be respected and do not want to promote something that seems strange and new and is not accepted by the multitudes.  The great danger in rejecting the truth when it is presented, in contrast to the lies we have been told, is the consequences that follow.  “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:  because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee” (Hosea 4:6).  God’s true servants have always had to contend with false prophets who were promoting Satan’s lies.

It has been quite a journey for my wife and me as we have uncovered gems of truth, which have been buried beneath Satan's lies.  The journey is on-going.  We do not believe we have arrived at the end of this journey.  Just when we think there cannot be any more truth to uncover, surprise, a new gem is unearthed from Elohim’s treasure chest and appears to our understanding.  You are invited to explore the nuggets of truth that have been unearthed thus far in our exploration of the Word of Elohim.  Please be open-minded as you consider what is being presented.  The problem with seeing the truth often lies within ourselves.  We have preconceived opinions of what the truth is on many matters, and they hinder us from arriving at the truth if we do not honestly study out the matter on our own with Elohim's Spirit guiding us (John 16:13) and be willing to change our minds becaue of the evidence presented and discovered in our search for truth. 

Jesus told a parable that dealt with this issue.  It is found in Luke 5:36-39.  “And He spoke also a parable unto them; No man puts a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new makes a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agrees not with the old.  And no man puts new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.  But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.  No man also having drunk old wine straightway desires new; for he says The old is better” (Luke 5:36-39, emphasis added).  There is much to take in from this short and mostly unknown parable of Yahushua, but it applies to what this website is all about.  It is talking about new and old understandings of Elohim's Word and how to relate to them; new understandings of Elohim's Word in contrast with our old ways of understanding which individuals have accepted.

On this website you will find articles on the Deity, the Biblical calendar, Babylon, and the chapters from our book entitled Go, Tell the World Their Danger! which deals with the prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation.  There is a series on when Yahushua will return based on what the Bible, the Jubilee calendar and the Biblical calendar.  Plus articles on the Sanctified Life and various other subjects, by which the enemy of mankind has brought in confusion and distortions of the truth to this world, are also on this website.  Satan is the great counterfeiter and seeks to lead man away from the truths of the Bible and accept his perverted version of matters as he first did with Eve.

For the most part, the articles have been written by myself and my wife.  Some have been written by others, and we have received permission by the author, whenever possible, to be placed on this site.  If you have an article which you believe is the truth, on any given subject of importance from the Word of Elohim, please feel free to contact us, and we will carefully and prayerfully consider placing it on this website.  In our experience with the internet, my wife and I have found many sites which contain some truth but mixed with some error.  This is a most deadly way to take in poison.  It can be likened to the "tree of knowledge of good and evil."  When truth and error are mixed together we often let our guard down and take the poison unaware.  We have prayed earnestly and studied diligently to make sure that does not happen with our website.  I am sure this is a claim that all would make in order to get you to read their material.  But in the end, you, by the enlightenment of the Spirit of Elohim, must decide for yourself whether a subject presented is the truth or is error.  “We are of Elohim, he that knows Elohim hears us; he that is not of Elohim hears not us.  Hereby we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:6).

The following are the words of Yahushua, but we believe they can be applied to what you will read on this site.  “If any man desires to do Elohim’s will, he will know [have the needed illumination to recognize, and can tell for himself] whether the teaching is from Elohim or whether I am speaking from myself and of my own accord and on my own authority.  He who speaks on his own authority seeks to win honor for himself. [He whose teaching originates with himself seeks his own glory.]  But he who seeks the glory and is eager for the honor of Elohim Who sent him, he is true; and there is no unrighteousness or falsehood or deception in Him” (John 7:17, Amplified Version).  If you are being led by Elohim, then Elohim will let you know whether what you will read on this website is the truth or whether we are speaking on our own, without the authority of Elohim or His approval.

But whatever you read, whether it be on this website or any other site or article or book, be sure to follow what Paul said about the Berean believers.  “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica. In that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11, emphasis added). We are continually praying that Elohim will enlighten our minds and searching the Scriptures to know what Elohim would have us to do and write on.  We have a number of articles we are now working on and when completed will be added to the website.  Our Contents' Page can be reached by clicking on the shaded area.  This contains all the articles on our web site.

Your feedback is always welcomed and appreciated!

"Yahuwah bless you, and keep you:  Yahuwah make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you:   Yahuwah lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace" (Number 6:24-26).


   

"And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free."  John 8:32