The majority suggests that Noah was vegetarian before the flood because of the word "Remez" in Genesis 9:3. This is NOT the case. Noah ate and enjoyed clean meat before and after the flood. Remez is usually translated "creeps, moves" as in "creeping things". This is in contrast to that which does not move, namely, … Continue reading Meat-eating Before the Flood
WHY DID JACOB PUT PEELED BRANCHES IN FRONT OF THE GOATS? Contrary to the common myth that somehow these branches directly influenced the genetics of the onlooking goats, this practice was simple and clever animal husbandry. Goats like to chew on and eat young branches and twigs, which are a great source of starch and … Continue reading Jacob and His Goats
If we are the Temple, then His shekina dwells among us, and cleanliness truly is next to Godliness in the Bible. The word (memra) became flesh and tabernacled among us. Why tabernacled and not templed? Because it was moveable, transportable, and ultimately temporary for a time. In the New Temple on earth there is no … Continue reading The Mystery of Yeshua and the Temple
Abraham married his sister??? NOT SO FAST!! Speaking of his wife Sarai, Abraham says, "Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife." -Genesis 20:12 From … Continue reading Marry Your Sister Abraham?
What The Hell? I Wanna Go To Heaven. Annihilating the doctrine of eternal conscious torment. "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him." -John 3:36 Obedience implies trust, and this is why "believes" and "obey" are used … Continue reading What The Hell?
There is a teaching that the "bride of Christ" refers to the "children of Rachel" who were slain by Herod in Bethlehem as a fulfillment of Jeremiah 31:15. I will demonstrate why the bride of Christ is definitely NOT that, and is in fact referring to the body of ISRAEL as a whole. Isaiah 62:1-5 … Continue reading Jerusalem The Bride
The War of God and Magog With all of this talk of Russia and nuclear war, it's interesting that this week's Torah portion includes Ezekiel 38:18-39:16, which depicts God and Magog coming against Israel and being annihilated by fire coming down from heaven. The only other Biblical text to depict this battle is Revelation 20:7-11, … Continue reading War of Gog and Magog
What does Elisha teach us about the kindness of Yahweh? 2 Kings 6:8-23 Do good to and bless your enemies when they are in your hands to do so. This will teach them of the kindness of God and bring back a blessing on yourself from the Most High. Prov 25:21-22 "If your … Continue reading Elisha: Two Stories on the Nature of Yahweh
Does the bible say that we shouldn't judge others for NOT keeping the feasts or does it say we shouldn't let others judge US for keeping them? Colossians 2:16 Commonly used translation: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, … Continue reading Let No One Judge You For Keeping The Feasts
Why didn't the Pharisees cast a stone on the adulterous woman? To cast the first stone would be to render their accusation final and commit to punishing the woman capitally. According to Torah (God's law), the punishment for falsely accusing someone would be to receive the same punishment that the accused would have received. In … Continue reading Stone Her