Michael Youssef, International Radio Minister, and founding pastor of the Church of the Apostles, Atlanta, GA
Michael Youssef Lew White
AN OPEN LETTER TO MICHAEL YOUSSEF from Lew White:
(as of 8-20-2007, no response from Michael has been received)
HOW MUCH SCRIPTURE-TWISTING IS ALLOWED?
Shalom in the Name of Yahusha ha'Mashiach,
1Co 16:2Upon the first2596(KATA,"in"), 3391(MIA,"one") day(added word) of the week4521(SABBATON,"Sabbath", Greek transliteration for "Shabbath") let every one1538(HEKASTOS,"everyone") of you5216(HUMON,"you") lay5087(TITHEMI,"put") by3844(PARA,"near") him1438(HEAUTOU,"themselves") in store2343(THESAURIZO,"reserve") as3748(HOSTIS"what"), 302(AN,"where") God(added word) hath prospered2137(EUODOO,"successful") him(added word), that2443(HINA,"that") there be1096(GINOMAI,"causing") no3361(ME,"no") gatherings3048(LOGIA,"collection") when(3752, HOTAN,"whenever") I come.2064(ERCHOMAI,"come")
1Co 16:3And1161(DE,"for" when3752(HOTAN,"whenever") I come,3854(PARAGINOMAI,"come near") whomsoever3739(HOS,"who"), 1437(EAN,"in case") ye shall approve1381(DOKIMAZO,"approve" by1223(DIA,"through") your(added word) letters,1992(EPISTOLE,"letter") them5128(TOUTOUS,"these") will I send3992(PEMPO,"dispatch") to bring667(APOPHERO,"carry away") your5216(HUMON,"your") liberality5485(CHARIS,"favor,gift") unto1519(EIS,"to") Jerusalem.2419(HIEROUSALEM,"Yerushalayim")
Shaul (Paul) is saying nothing about the Sabbath being "Sun-day", and it is apparent that this verse is being twisted in order to sell an idea to the masses of untaught people, unstable in "the faith" (Covenant, or Torah).
According to Acts 15:19-21, on what day could Gentiles go and hear Moses read in the synagogues?
SELECT FROM THESE ANSWERS:
A. Sabbath B. Sunday mornings C. Never D. Woden’sDay evenings
Not resting on the Sabbath means a person is not in a Covenant relationship with Yahuah, because the Covenant is mediated through the Spirit of Yahusha, and needs to be "walked-in" in order to have fellowship with Yahuah, and fellowship with one another. The sign "forever" for the everlasting Covenant between Yahuah and His people is the Sabbath day (Ez. 20:12-20, Ex. 31:13-17). Yahusha observed the Sabbath, and so must His followers. To claim to be a follower of Yahusha, but not accept His Torah which He brings with Him to write upon our heart, is clearly described here:
1 John 2:3-6
"We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His Commands. The man who says, "I know him ," but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the Truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys His Word, Elohim's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Yahusha did."
(Truth = Torah, Yahuah's Word).
1 John (Yahuchanon)
who sins breaks the law
in fact, sin
you know that He
appeared so that He
might take away our
sins. And in Him is
one who lives in Him
keeps on sinning.
one who continues to
sin has either seen
Him or known Him.”
Do we "repent" ofobeying the Torah, or "repent" of disobeying the Torah?
or is it
Am I twisting Scripture, or is ityou, Michael? I realize that our western culture has promoted this form of teaching, and most fall prey to it. If a brother is sinning, we are obliged to correct him in order to restore him (to the Covenant).
Michael, but to
correct and rebuke
The days of twisting
Scripture need to end, and
we must worship
Yahuah as He has
called us to
convicted of our
transgression, then repent
and obey Him,
Unless we teach them
the Truth, they will
continue to believe
the errors we
This is not
meant to judge
This is not meant to judge
"Don't think that I came to destroy the law (Torah) or the prophets. I didn't come to destroy, but to fulfill. For most assuredly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the Torah, until all things are accomplished. Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least mitzvot, and teach others to do so*, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven." Mattityahu 5:17-19 *including Paul/Shaul
Rather than "proof-texting" (hunting-down phrases to disobey), why not look at how many times the word "Sabbath" is spoken of in the Messianic Writings (Mt. - Rev.)? Read the articles below, especially the one entitled "Blueberry Pancakes".
I will post your response(s) to this criticism as you send a reply to me at the following Email address:
LewWhite (one who obeys the Commandments, and holds to the testimony of Yahusha)
BLUEBERRY PANCAKES CAN YOU TASTE THE BLUEBERRIES?
REPENT TO THE COVENANT OF LOVE THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS?
THE BESORAH - CLICK HERE TO VIEW 10 COMMANDMENTS TO PRINT OUT