Jeremiah 29:11 is not about Personal Prosperity

Jeremiah 29:11 is an extremely popular Bible verse often quoted in an individualized fashion to show that God wants us to be prosperous financially, vocationally, materially, etc. This verse can be found imprinted on get well and graduation cards, on bookmarks, as well as other inspirational and motivational items. But …

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Ishtar and the Easter Connection

One of the myths that circulates each Spring near Easter is that Easter was another name for Eostre or Ishtar and was a fertility festival in her honor.  Despite the wide circulation of this myth,  there is no historical evidence for this until the 8th century A.D. Not only is …

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Penal Substitution and Isaiah 53:10

According to Calvinists, Christ took punishment and wrath from God in our place. This theory is known as the doctrine of Penal Substitution and stems from John Calvin. This seems to be the most popular of all false doctrines as it is taught in much of Christianity today. This doctrine, …

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1 John 3:4: The Meaning of Lawlessness

According to the Hebrew Roots Movement 1 John 3:4 shows that Christians are lawless sinners. The belief is that when John says “sin is lawlessness,” lawlessness is referring to “torahlessness.” And since we don’t follow the Torah, we are sinners. The thing is, the New Testament clearly teaches against this …

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Hebrews 4: The Rest that Remains is not the Weekly Sabbath

Every Friday evening Torah Observers greet one another with “Shabbat Shalom,” that is “rest and peace,” as the weekly Sabbath begins. You see, those in this movement believe that the weekly Sabbath of the Old Testament still stands, using verses in the New Testament such as Hebrews 4 which speaks …

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Acts 15: The Council at Jerusalem and the Law of Moses

The Hebrew Roots Movement (HRM)  and Islam share a teaching that the law of Moses still stands for people today. However, Acts 15 proves this to be a false teaching. The decision of the Council at Jerusalem in Acts 15 was not that the Gentiles were not required to follow …

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The Early Church and the Fallibility of the Hebrew Masoretic Text

As discussed in our previous article the Hebrew Old Testament, or Masoretic text, is not the original or  infallible source of the Old Testament and, therefore, not God’s word. The Jews that did not accept Christ as the Messiah began producing this altered text in the first few centuries after …

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The Fallibility of the Hebrew Masoretic Text

In this series we will look at the accuracy and integrity of the Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament known as the Masoretic Text (MT) while comparing it to the older Greek Septuagint (LXX), the New Testament, and the writings of the Church Fathers. It should be noted before we …

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Christmas and Paganism Part 4: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

“Brethren, keep diligently feast-days, and truly in the first place the day of Christ’s birth.” -Clement of Rome, 98 A.D. We have covered all the myths that slander the celebration of Jesus’ birth in December, debunking them with clear historical evidence and Scholarly sources. We have proven that December 25th …

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