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Reading with a Critical Eye...
Whenever you read any material on this website, whether it be authored by Lee Miller, the congregational leader or any others who call House of David Fellowship their home, be sure you read it with a critical eye. Feedback is always appreceiated and desired so that we might continue our path to the truth.
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The Sabbath is Truly a Delight
Oh, the Sabbath. For those who have embraced it for their own, it is a blessed thing. Something that has come to be treasured, looked forward to with anticipation and joy, with gratefulness. It is something that gets us out of the rat race. An answer to the frantic pleas of those who would say, "Stop the world, I want to get off." One 24 hour period a week to just forget about problems; truly relax and let our minds and bodies rest from the fast pace of our world. It is truly a delight.More...
The Weekly Day of Worship:
The Sabbath of the Creator
This paper discusses the origin of the biblical Sabbath, detailing when it came about and the conditions under which it should be observed. The author makes clear that Sabbath observance was commanded by our Creator, and that it was made for man as an appointed time with Him for all those who desire to be in a covenant relationship with Him. Sabbath observance, or “keeping” the Sabbath, is intended for all who desire to obey our Creator’s ways. Finally, scripture shows Sabbath observance in the New Testament, and clearly shows that Sabbath keeping will be a part of our lives in the coming Kingdom.More...
Is it Permissible to
Cook on Shabbat?
This paper discusses the issue of whether the Scriptures direct us clearly on if we can cook on the weekly Sabbath.More...
Hanukkah...A Study of the Origins of a Jewish Holiday
For those of us who find ourselves within the community of the Hebrew Roots movement, we hopefully have learned some principles that help us to understand the scriptures in a way that previously escaped us. One of these principles is the agreement that Torah is the foundation for understanding the rest of the scriptures. We are to interpret “the end from the beginning” (Yeshayahu/Isaiah 46:10), meaning that we should not read anything in the Brit Chadashah/New Testament which does not in principle agree with the Torah. Reading and understanding the scriptures from this perspective enables us to walk in the Way with Yeshua. Stepping outside of that way can lead us to trouble.
With that in mind, I wish to explore the subject of Hanukkah, which some may associate with the historical events around the oppression of Antiochus upon the Jews during the time of the Maccabees. However, I do believe that the underlying story is much older, and actually starts in Eden.More...
The Millennial Kingdom
When Yeshua returns at the second coming, he will inaugurate the Millennial Kingdom and there are several Old Testament passages that speak to things going on. The one thing that seems consistent is that the Torah will be the law of the land and not just for the Commonwealth of Israel but for all humanity on planet earth.
Moses and the Exodus
During the time of Moses, when a sojourner desired to become a citizen of the Commonwealth of Israel, they started with the 4 in Lev 17-18 and moved on to learning and obeying all.
Believing Jews Keep Torah?
Why wasn't the Torah
done away for them too?
If the law was done away with for gentiles, why wasn't it done away with for the Jews too? History and the New Testament is clear that it wasn't.
Sabbath to Sunday,
Augsburg and Trent
If the Sabbath was changed to Sunday, how come it's not mentioned specifically in the New Testament?
NT says "Gentiles in 1st century
required to keep non-moral laws."
If the law was done away with except for the moral law, why are the new Gentiles required to obey non-moral laws out of Leviticus?
Protestant Christian Scholarship
of the 20th century
speak out about the law
If the law was done away with, how come the leading scholars of the 20th
century state the opposite, that is, that
- Christ DID NOT COME to do away with the law but the traditions of men attached to it
- Christ came to explain how to obey the law properly - why, if it was going to be gone in a year or two? Who cares?
- That the Law of Christ (Galatians 6:2) was really the Torah minus man's traditions but interpreted correctly by Yeshua
- That the will of God is revealed in the law - How can that be if it's done away with???
- That to be a member of God's people is to find oneself obligated to adhere to the norms articulated in the Mosaic Torah
- That only the doers of the Law will be Justified
- That the New Perspective on Paul will finally correct all the mis-interpretations that have existed for so many centuries
What does God, David, and Paul
have to say about the Torah?
Doesn't it seem odd that God (who changes not), King David, and Paul all speak so highly of the Torah. I wonder how something so wonderful could become so flawed, especially in light of the fact that the perfect God created it?
Is there a practical side of
Did you know that many of the instructions our Heavenly Father gave us have practical benefits including health?
OT prophecies and
the writing of the
Torah on the heart =
the New Covenant?
It was our Heavenly Father's desire all along that we have His character embedded on our heart. With the first coming of Yeshua, as he says, "Even the Spirit of truth; ...he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." With the indwelling spirit, the change takes place supernaturally if we just allow Him to do it.
Deut 4:9 vs 1Cor 7:39 =
?The One New Man?
In the first century, if the Jews are still keeping the commandments and Gentiles are not required to, then Yeshua's "I will build my ekklesia" stops being a commonwealth without distinctions, leading to a bi-lateral ecclesiology. How does 1Corinthians 7:39 solve this dilemma?
The Holy Days and his birthday vs
It is commonly taught that Christ fulfilled all the types and shadows prophesied in the Old Testament. Does the New Testament confirm this?
Polycrates, the Gospel,
and The Torah
It is most unfortunate that a faulty exegesis of Colossians 2:14-17 has for centuries misled Christians into believing that the Sabbath and the Holy Days were nailed to the Cross. Fortunately, recent research has exposed the fallacies of this traditional interpretation. In addition, a critical reading of the Early Church Fathers in the second century clearly demonstrates that they understood apostolic teaching to be that obedience to the required feasts was not an option and to replace the appointed times with man-made traditions was a violation of what God required for believers.