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Unapologetically Pro-Torah
Unashamedly Pro-Israel
Irrevocably Zionist
“… out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.”
(Isaiah 2:3)
Jew and Gentile (Synagogue and Church), one in Messiah. (Ephesians 2:14)
“For He is our peace, Who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, …”

If your life is not in jeopardy for what you believe, you’re probably on the wrong side!
If you don’t believe Genesis 1-11, how can you possibly believe John 3:16?
“Indeed, all who want to live a godly life united with the Messiah Yeshua will be persecuted.” (2Tim 3:12)
It is what you actually believe that determines how you walk out your faith, “but avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah; because they are worthless and futile.” (Titus 3:9)

Please Note: Absolutely nothing on this website should be taken as anti-Church. I am not anti-anything or anyone. I am only pro-Torah and pro-Truth (see “Philosophy”), but sometimes the Truth upsets our long-held beliefs. I know it certainly upset mine! For example, see “Why Isn’t My Theology Consistent Throughout the Website?”


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Andrew's Gospel: the Resurrection of Messiah as told by Andrew bar-Yonah (06/08/19)

Balance: Seven Critical Guidelines: by MRav Avner Solomon of the Coalition of Torah-Observant Messianic Congregations. How should a talmid of Yeshua view Paul’s epistles? For those who desire to be faithful and to live “by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God,” seven guidelines are presented. The Bible student should keep these guidelines in mind when reading Rav Sha'ul’s writings. (06/08/19)

Christ-Mass: A Few Reasons Why I Choose to Not Celebrate Christ’s Mass (12/21/19)

Clean vs. Unclean Animals: Between my Ministry and my Natural Health practice, I am often asked to help decipher what most people consider to be a difficult-to-understand set of rules and regulations regarding what God considers to be “clean” and “unclean” animals. This is a handout that I prepared for a talk that I gave at an herb conference in 2003. I hope that it helps to “de-mystify” the issue and helps you to understand why HaShem has provided these restrictions for our protection. (06/08/19)

Chronology of the Crucifixion and Resurrection: How can the critical prophecy of “three days and three nights (72 hours) in the tomb” be fulfilled by a Friday crucifixion and a Sunday morning (only 36 hours) resurrection? It can’t. Here’s an alternate interpretation of the timeline. (06/08/19)

A Critique of the Sacred Name Movement: The Sacred Name Movement promotes the belief that there an intrinsic holiness in the Tetragrammaton (יְהוָֹה), that it is the only true Name of Elohim, and that it is incorporated into the Name of the Messiah. They state that it is obligatory to call upon HaShem by the Tetragrammaton as a matter of truth (i.e., a condition of salvation). Due to the importance they assert the sequence “Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey” possesses, they believe that it must be reflected in Yeshua’s Name. Advocates of the Sacred Name Movement will then use either “YAHshua” or “YAHushua” to refer to Yeshua. The processes by which they derive these beliefs will be examined on the basis of Scripture. From Talmidei Yeshua Fellowship, 2011. (06/08/19)

Constitution of the United States of America: The most perfect document ever created by the mind of man. We should all be very familiar with its contents. (06/08/19)

Defensible Borders on the Golan Heights by Maj.-Gen (res.) Giora Eiland. Why it is critical for Israel’s survival to retain control of the Golan Heights. (06/08/19)

The Didache: The Lord’s Teaching Through the Twelve Apostles to the Nations: The Didache is an early Gentile Christian composition [“to the Nations” in Hebrew means “to the Gentiles”] containing instruction for early Gentile Christian churches. Considered once lost to history, the Didache was recovered in 1883 by Philotheos Bryennios, a Greek Orthodox metropolitan archbishop, in the Greek Codex Hierosolymitanus (also known as the “Jerusalem Codex”) written in 1053. (06/08/19)

Did You Know? Some things that you probably didn’t know if you aren’t familiar with Messianic Judaism’s message. (06/08/19)

Dr. Michael Heiser’s Eschatology. This 77 page document from the “pioneer” of Divine Council Theology discusses what’s right and what’s wrong with most of Christianity’s theories of future events. (08/24/23)

“Followship” in the Fellowship: The “lost art” of Biblical submission to God’s appointed leadership. (03/30/20)

Loving God and Neighbor Together: On October 13, 2007, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, 138 Muslim scholars and clerics sent an open letter "to leaders of Christian churches, everywhere." The signatories to that letter, titled A Common Word Between Us and You, include top leaders from around the world representing every major school of Islamic thought. The text of “A Common Word Between Us and You” appears at The response was drafted by scholars at Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith and Culture. (06/08/19)

My Doctrinal Position: A 49-page summary statement of my current doctrinal position. (04/01/20)

My Resume: My complete Curriculum Vitae

Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Mitchell G. Bard (06/08/19)

Pork Facts: Science agrees with God — pork is not food (06/08/19)

The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion: Probably one of the most antisemitic and anti-God pieces of fiction ever written, it is being resurrected throughout Europe today and passed off as truth. (06/08/19)

Restoring Israel’s Security-First Peace Policy by Lt. Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon, Israeli Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Strategic Affairs; former IDF Chief of Staff.

Shabbat or the “Lord’s Day”? A Scriptural refutation of the Christian dogma that Sunday is “the Lord’s Day.” (06/08/19)

The Model for the Messianic Community: What the First Century Messianic Community Looked Like and Why We Should Look the Same Today by Dr. Ari Levitt. What did Messiah Yeshua expect His Body and Bride to look like, and how close have we come to his expectations? (Revised and updated August 31, 2019) Read it online as a flip book.

Torah Portions Reading Schedule for 5784 (2023-24) (08/24/23)

The True Gospel: The so-called “Gospel” that is being taught in churches today is simply not what Yeshua or any of the Apostles taught as “the Gospel;” it is only the “individual salvation gospel” and not the full gospel; it is actually only a small part of the True Gospel. It is missing some very important parts, like radical repentance, discipleship, redemption from exile, the restoration of Israel, and the Kingdom of Heaven. (12/27/20)

Why is This Teaching Different? A brief summary of the author’s personal spiritual quest that led to the development of the teachings on this website. (06/08/19)

Yeshua’s Birthday: Biblical Dates for the Birth of Yochanan the Immerser and for the Conception and Birth of Yeshua HaMashiach. (12/21/19)


The Two-House/Two-Stick Heresy

The “bottom line” of this heresy is that it teaches that all “Christians” are actually members of the so-called “lost tribes” of Israel. If this were actually true, it means that only descendants of the Hebrew Patriarchs can ever be saved; it effectively locks all non-Jews out of the Kingdom of God eternally. It is actually a revival of the Anglo-Israelism heresy taught by the Armstrongs based on Allen’s Judah's Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright.

Judah’s Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright by J. H. Allen. The “source document” for the Anglo-Israel heresy which claims that the British royal family are the true heirs to David’s throne. This is also the source for the “two-house/two-stick” theology. (06/08/19)

The Ephraimite Error: A scholarly refutation of “two-house/two-stick” theology. A Position Paper submitted to the International Messianic Jewish Alliance by Kay Silberling, Ph.D. The proponent’s response to this paper is below. (06/08/19)

The Truth About All Israel by Rabbi Moshe Joseph Koniuchowsky: in support of “two-house/two-stick” theology — a point-by-point response to The Ephraimite Error. (06/08/19)

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