When worshipping YHWH, it is important to at least have the basics down, so we will begin by breaking down each of the simplest set of instructions given to us by YHWH, the 10 Commandments, which are inarguably not subject to change, and see where Christian doctrine is flawed within them. Even as a child, upon being taught these basic 10 rules, we knew in our hearts there was a problem with the way people interpreted them.
15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,
16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD YHWH thy YHWH am a jealous YHWH, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD YHWH thy YHWH in vain; for the LORD YHWH will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD YHWH thy YHWH: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11For in six days the LORD YHWH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD YHWH blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD YHWH thy YHWH giveth thee.
13Thou shalt not kill (murder).
14Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15Thou shalt not steal.
16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his (Censored Word), nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.
First: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
This includes anything or anyone that one would worship as a God, including Messiah Yahshua (Jesus). YHWH did not descend from heaven to live and be crucified, YHWH was NEVER a human being and Messiah is NOT GOD or a g-d and is NOT to be worshipped as one. He was put in place as our king who is under GOD. It is forbidden to worship or bow down to ANYONE other than YHWH, and that includes a king.
2And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.
3Then the king's servants, which were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment?
4Now it came to pass, when they spoke daily unto him, and he hearkened not unto them, that they told Haman, to see whether Mordecai's matters would stand: for he had told them that he was a Jew.
5And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.
6And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had showed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.
Messiah Yahshua taught us that this was the most important commandment written, because it is the foundation that true worship is built upon (the cornerstone). He explained total love for G_d first, above everything including Self. This Intent of the Heart is why we obey ALL of our Eternal Father's Commandments; It is because we LOVE YHWH.
29And Yahshua answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our YHWH is one Lord:
30And thou shalt love the Lord thy YHWH with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first (primary) commandment.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.
So what exactly is a graven image? Websters defines a graven image as: graven -a : to carve or shape with a chisel (engraved): b : to carve or cut (as letters or figures) into a hard surface ; image - 1 : a reproduction or imitation of the form of a person or thing; especially : an imitation in solid form. Images can be made out of anything. The Ancient Israelites used gold, and there has also been use of other metals, stone, plaster, ceramic, porcelain, plastic and wood. These are the same materials that would be used today to make such things as crucifixes, statues of Miryam (Mary), crosses and other such graven images that are being bowed down to or kneeled in front of and worshipped as g-ds.
1 Corinthians 10:15-22
15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Messiah? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Messiah?
17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to YHWH: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
If one is truly obeying the first commandment and Messiahs explanation of it, there is placed great caution within the heart to avoid all things having to do with false idols. Do not be confused by the above verse and assume that things like Catholic Communion are approved activities. Paul is trying to convey that all sacrifices of the true believer come from within, because the body of a true believer is the temple, NOT a manmade altar. Everything you eat and drink and who you are dedicating it to is stressed here; a Christmas toast and meal of thanks is sacrificing to idols (see Pagan History of Christmas and Yahweh's Holiday Memories).
Thou shalt not take the name of YHWH thy G_d in vain; for the LORD YHWH will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. There are other names for YHWH. He has been referred to as our ONLY God, our ONLY Savior (Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD YHWH; and beside me there is no saviour.), and our Holy Father. It is a little known fact that the word pope is a derivative of the word papa which means father (Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pApa, from Late Latin papa, from Greek pappas, papas, title of bishops, literally, papa). When the word holy is placed in front of the word pope the translation is holy father. This is an example of taking the name of God in vain and is considered blasphemy. True believers hold the name of our loving Father dear in our hearts and would never take it in vain, and make ourselves out to be equal to or higher than the One and Only Yahweh.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of YHWH thy G_d: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the YHWH blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. In every translation of the Bible that is found, the word SEVENTH has never been changed to say FIRST. The SABBATH DAY is the SEVENTH DAY (Friday at dusk through Saturday at dusk on the Gregorian Calendar). Are YHWHs commandments of love subject to change? Absolutely not! No work is to be done on the seventh day except good works as explained by Messiah Yahshua.
10And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? That they might accuse him.
11And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
12How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days (which is for YHWHs glory and not our own.)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
We are to follow Messiah Yahshuas example of love by obeying this commandment, just as he did. By doing so, we are honoring our Fathers wishes that we REST on the seventh day and do no work. By practicing love through obedience, we are also learning important lessons regarding Yahwehs Plan of Salvation concerning the Sabbath Millenium. Yahweh is not a fickle G_d (James 1:17).
honor thy (Earth) father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD YHWH thy YHWH giveth thee. What does it mean to honor your parents? Honor is defined as: respect and esteem shown to another. This means no matter how badly they have treated you, you are to hold them in esteem. The human family is symbolic, in YHWHs eyes, as another teaching tool of humility and respect with love. Respect your parents in all things, but under no circumstances are you to worship them or compromise your faith because of them. Respect is put into place for them.
Thou shalt not kill (Murder). Just in the Spanish Inquisition, a reported 2000 people were killed by the church, the Holocaust, 6 million, and an untold number of probably millions more murdered and tortured throughout history, as the estimated number of those murdered by the papacy is somewhere near 150 million people murdered just during the Middle Ages, according to David A. Plaisted of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
John Fox ("Fox's Book of Martyrs") wrote a detailed book about the murderous practices of the church and the tactics that were used to persecute, torture, murder and rape those the Roman church (and her harlot daughters) deemed as "heretics". You can read the entire book at the following link:
"Fox's Book of Martyrs".
True believers would never murder another human being because we LOVE everyone, and one does not murder that which they love.
Note: There is a major difference between Killing and Murder. Killing does not necessarily express "INTENT," while murder always has the "INTENT" to end physical life (and possibly Eternal Life too).
12 For the word of G_d is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Thou shalt not commit adultery. USA Today reported that fifty to sixty percent of married couples admit to adultery. If we cannot be loyal to our spouses, how can we be loyal to God? If "Selfless Love" is "The Intent" of our heart(s), there is no need to seek out other mates. We will be perfectly content with what we have and we will not desire anyone else.
27Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath (Intentionally) committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
31It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
32But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced
Thou shalt not steal. The personal property values stolen from victims of the Holocaust is innumerable, in the billions or trillions as estimates indicate, although no one will know for sure because most of the property owners were murdered. Not to mention the priceless vessels that were taken from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during its last destruction period, of which certain groups of Israel's people insist are being held in the Vatican. If you truly love Yahweh and love others, you wouldnt intentionally harm them in any way.
7Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
8Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
10Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. How many people were burned at the stake in Salem because someone pointed them out as a witch without having any proof? Bearing false witness is a lie or deception designed to harm another and/or to profit "Self." Be honest and loving in all works, including inside and outside of the court system. Love would never intentionally cause an innocent person to be prosecuted.
38Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his Mule, nor anything that is thy neighbor's. Do not want or lust after things that you dont already have. Be content with what you were given, be satisfied with the minimum of everything, if that is what you have. More money, fancy cars, nice houses and an abundance of beautiful women are not going to allow you permission to enter the Coming Kingdom on Earth
23Then said Yahshua unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of YHWH.
19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve YHWH and mammon.
This is not to say that you cannot have things, but it is to say that "things" (worldliness) should not become more important to you than love of YHVH (being Yahweh centered). The commandments should be followed always out of love for YHWH. Some say that the law was abolished, but Messiah Yahshua said that he came to fulfill (magnify or make replete) the law, by teaching us the Intent of the Heart, which must be a Selfless Love for Yahweh and His laws (Marriage Vows).
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill (make replete, abundantly available, understandable).
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
All of YHWHs laws of love must be obeyed with the selfless Intention of Love. If you attend any church that teaches contrary to these laws, then you are worshipping something other than God.
They profess that they know YHWH; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work a reprobate.
Finally, the last lesson is a culmination of all of the above: perfect unselfish love. YHWH gives it to us freely and we are expected to return it to YHWH and others freely, without bias, including our enemies. This is the perfection that YHWH desires His followers to achieve. If this isnt for you, then the true religion isnt for you and you might be better off learning in the Christian churches who teach in selfish opposition to these commandments of love. However, if you find that you can uphold the teachings of the One and Only TRUE GOD (Yahweh) with a pure heart filled with sincere intention, then we invite you to explore the rest of the information contained here at The Sabbatarian Network.
Love and blessings to you all.
M. Tichi, Servant to Yahweh.