What's wrong with Christianity?  


"My brothers, if one of you should wander from the Truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins."    James 5:19-20  (YaAqob 5:19-20)

Things have become bent over the centuries.  You may know many of the things contained on this page, but perhaps if they are presented to you clearly enough, you may agree with the unquestionable conclusion that the world has strayed far from the faith once delivered to the saints.

But if you honestly feel these facts are incorrect, point out the mistakes and I'll receive a true blessing for having learned the Truth.  Please don't discuss what you disagree with, simply PROVE what is in error to me with the Truth, and I'll align with the Truth.

Or, if Yahuah doesn't mind that men of the past have changed a few things, then all I really need is the Scriptural evidence that such change is fine, and I'll fall right in line behind what those Scriptures teach us.

Piecing together the true facts on the development of what we have come to believe is often not pursued by the average person.

We can see what's wrong with the other religions of the world easily, because we look at their development;  but what about

Christianity?  Are there facts to uncover that may reveal any errors of the past?

Well, yes there are.  Some foundational errors may be found in the writings of Constantine's

"historian", Eusebius, who wrote the Ecclesiastical History, and recorded the "Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine".

The RCC (and the Protestants) consider Eusebius to be a "Church Father".

But, the official outlawing of the 7th day Sabbath was through the Council of Laodicea in Phrygia Pacatiana 364 A.D.   

Canon XXIX.: "Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord's Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians.  But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ."

Judaize?  Is Yahusha a "Judaizer"?  Did He not give Israel the Torah?  There's only one body of Mashiak, not two.  And, Yahusha is the Mashiak of Israel, so why would an Israelite have to change their way of living (religion) to accept their own Mashiak?  If we are to walk as Yahusha walked, it would be hard to explain why we would not have a Passover, or Sabbath day (the real one), or the appointed festivals He lived by (and as Alahim, gave them to Israel).  Also, it is far more likely that Goliath of Gath had an Easter basket and solstice tree than our Mashiak did;  after all, these items are rooted in idolatry, not the Torah of Yahuah. 

The "universalizing" of the diverse religions of the Romans has had its effect. 

Constantine started the ball rolling, the goal being to purge the "new" faith of all remnants of the Ioudim (Yahudim).

It was altered beyond all recognition.   If only the Pagan elements in Christianity burned people like hot sauce;  maybe then they would notice them.

From the writings of Eusebius, we have the result of Constantine's edict (321 CE) clearly shown to us:

"All things whatsoever that it was duty to do on the Sabbath, these we have transferred to the Lord's day." ("Lord" being Baal).

(Eusebius, Commentary on the Psalms, quoted by Moses Stuart, Commentary on the Apocalypse, vol. II, 9.40.)

That statement shows that Constantine indeed was "transferring" the "duties" of the Sabbath to Sun-day.

It was an edict enforced under pain of death.  When Yahusha told us, "pray that your flight not be in winter, or on a Sabbath" (Mt. 24), do you imagine He was only talking to future "Judaizers" that may still be clinging to the "non-Catholic" error of resting on the real Sabbath?   If we were trying to solve a mystery, or a calculus formula, we'd make certain of getting the correct answer, no matter how many variables there were.  Yahuah does not change or vary His ways, yet people can't seem to solve the most simple of puzzles concerning how the true Sabbath became "Satyr-Day", and the Pagan's "Day of the Sun" became Rome's day of rest.  Constantine did not outlaw Pagan practices in the least, but "universalized" the diverse beliefs of his empire.

Yahuah gave instructions not to ADD or TAKE AWAY from His Commandments (Dt. 12:32).

Catholicism added 7 "sacraments" that the Word of Yahuah knows nothing of, and took away 

7 appointed times (see Lev. 23, Dt. 16), which we see Yahusha observed faithfully.

For more detail, see the notes from the seminar/study:  HOW MUST WE LIVE?


Messianics are followers of Yahusha ha'Mashiak of Natsarith who also obey Torah (The Covenant with Israel).

While there is a Christian misunderstanding of this term "Messianic", perhaps this can be better understood if properly explained.  Men and women who were raised in "Jewish" homes and synagogues occasionally find their Mashiak, and they are given the label "Messianic" to distinguish them from "Christians".  Christians have preferred to refer to themselves as "Gentiles", and they usually consider those raised in "Judaism" as non-Gentile.  A Gentile is, by Scriptural definition, anyone that is a foreigner to the Covenant with Israel, and thus an unbeliever.  Usually, they were considered to also be idol-worshippers.  

This distinction between a "Jewish" (Yahudi) believer in Yahusha and a "Gentile" believer in Yahusha creates a "two-body" system, yet in Mashiak there is only one body.  This is the "wall of separation" or "dividing wall" between the native-born Israelite and the foreigner brought near through the Covenants that was abolished in Yahusha's flesh, in order to create in Himself ONE NEW MAN.  Gentiles who convert (obey the Covenant and trust in Yahusha's atonement) are no longer "Gentiles", so in reality they become "fellow citizens" of ISRAEL.  There is to be no distinction:

"For it is by (chasid, unmerited lovingkindness) you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of (Alahim), not by works (of men's hands, i.e., circumcison), so that no one can boast.  For we are (Alahim)'s workmanship, created in (Mashiak Yahusha) to do good works, which (Alahim) prepared in advance for us to do. (These "good works" are the Torah, the Covenant with Israel).

Therefore, remember that you who were
formerly Gentiles in the flesh, and called "uncircumcised" by those who call themselves "the circumcision" (that done in the body by the hands of men)-  remember that at that time you were separate from
(Mashiak), excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of promise, without hope and without (Alahim) in the world.  But now, in (Mashiak Yahusha), you who once were far away, have been brought near through the blood of (Mashiak)

For He Himself is our peace, who has made the
two one, and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,  by abolishing in His flesh the law with its commandments and regulations
(the ceremonial law, not the Torah).  His purpose was to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace,  and in this one body to reconcile both of them to (Alahim) through the (tree), by which He put to death their hostility." 
  Eph 2:8-16

The conclusion to draw from these clear writings is that there is no one who currently obeys the Covenant that is a "Gentile"  -  they may have been "formerly Gentiles in the flesh", but are now members (or better, "fellow citizens") of Israel.  This is not an allegorized, "spiritual" Israel as many have supposed through other misunderstandings, such as the doctrine of "Replacement Theology".  While the term "Israel" can be used to apply to a geographic area, in Scripture this term refers to those who have joined themselves to Yahuah through His Covenant, also known as His Torah (the Ten Declarations/Words).  Through the centuries, there has been a "Gentilization" of the faith, a falling-away (apostasy) from Torah observance, and the adoption of formerly Pagan terms and observances.  The Sabbath and moed'im (appointed times) were sabotaged/replaced, the Name was destroyed/ruined in favor of non-specific, generic references, and over time the persecuted became the persecutors. 

"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens (Gentiles, goyim), but fellow citizens with (Alahim)'s people and members of (Alahim)'s household,  built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with (Mashiak Yahusha) Himself as the chief cornerstone. In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a (qodesh, set-apart) temple in (Yahuah).  And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which (Alahim) lives by His Spirit."   Eph 2:19-22

Congregations that separate themselves apart from the concepts in the above texts are of man-made origin, and have produced the "denominationalism" we see in today's world.  We should all strive to enter into the Covenant, and believe in the atoning work of Yahusha.  The great fear that many seem to have is that the "Commandments are too difficult to obey", and if we obey the Commandments of Yahuah, we are "legalists".  Better to be legalists, than illegalists, eh?

  “Blessed are those doing His Commands, so that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city. REVELATION 22:14  (There's only 12 gates, each named for a tribe of ISRAEL).

"Great shalom have they which love thy TORAH: and nothing shall offend them. Psalm 119:165

"Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring

-those who obey Alahim's Commandments (TORAH) and hold to the testimony of Yahusha."  Rev 12:17

"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a festival, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days which are a shadow of things to come for the body of (Mashiak)."   Col 2:16-17

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The meaning of the word (and etymological source) CHAPLAIN:  orig. "custodian of St. Martin's cloak"

Chaplain:  1340, from O.Fr. chapelain "clergyman" from M.L. cappellanus "clergyman" orig. "custodian of St. Martin's cloak" (see "chapel").   Replaced O.E. capellane, from the same M.L. source.   

Chapel:  c.1225, from O.Fr. chapele, from M.L. cappella "chapel, sanctuary for relics," lit. "little cape," dim. of L.L. cappa "cape". originally the sanctuary in France in which the cape of St. Martin of Tours was preserved; meaning extended in most European languages to "any sanctuary."

A chaplain today does not care for, wear, or even possess a cape, with the exception perhaps of certain bishops within the Catholic or Anglican Churches.  The pope wears a cape, and you may recall the style of royal cape worn by kings that often is made of leopard skin.  People today who are called chaplains can read (clergy), however they are not the custodians of the cloak of Martin.  The word "clergy" is from the Greek clericos, becoming the Latin clericus, and simply means "literate one"  -- a person that can read.   So, the words clergy, cleric, and clerk are all derived from the Greek word meaning "literate one".  They simply took on secondary meanings because the common people were so "illiterate"  -  their oppressors were those who could read, and education was controlled because knowledge was power  -  and still is.  Your chaplain can read, so he is "clergy", and so are you if you can read this.  If he "oppresses" you now, it is only to repent and obey your Creator, Yahuah.  The term "chaplain" used here is a pronoun, and not a nicolaitan pedestal to stand upon.  

It is not a rank, but pertains to a particular "job", nothing more.  For those interested, 

the crown and scepter of a king are both symbolic of:

crown:  the horns of an ox, symbolizing strength and power.

scepter:  a shepherd's staff to prod or pull, directing the sheep.












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