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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you Christians?

The definition of Christian is “follower of Christ”.  So by that, yes; we are unequivocally followers of the Messiah.

However, there has been a tremendous amount of paganism incorporated into what people refer to as Christianity.  The Bible is clear that God does not honor compromise  and so we reject whatever we are aware of that is not of God.  We also purpose to reject legalism.  However, we do embrace what Jesus / Yeshua said is the greatest commandment.

We are nondenominational however it is not our goal to be independant from others who are genuinely seeking Yeshua.  We’re just a group of people who are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and doing their best to live by the Word and Spirit of God, including reaching out to the lost.

We purpose to practice life free from false religious practices no matter what their origin is.

Are you "Messianic"

We understand the word “Messianic” to mean “one who embraces” Yeshua (Jesus) as the Messiah:  To that we unequivocally say yes.

However, if you are not aware of it, there is a “movement” that is referred to as “Messianic”.  Many Messianics incorporate various aspects of Judaism into their belief system.  We choose not to do that.  Our approach is to follow the Bible as closely as we can without adding to or taking away from its instructions.  We see this to be the faith of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Yeshua and the Apostles. While some of them were “Jewish” in culture, none practiced the religion of “Judaism”.

We do share some characteristics with the Messianic movement just like all groups share many characteristics with many other groups.

We’re just a group of people who are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and doing their best to live by the Word and Spirit of Yeshua.

We purpose to practice life free from false religious practices no matter what their origin is.

Do you follow the "Old Testament" laws?

Like Apostle Paul, we embrace the “whole counsel of God“.  Remember; when Apostle Paul wrote that (and many other passages like it), the “New Testament” didn’t even yet exist.  We see God’s grace and love all through the Bible and we consider all of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, to be His inspired Word.

We wholly embrace all of the “New Testament” / Renewed Covenant.  It is also important to remember that when Apostle Paul wrote that “All Scripture is inspired by God“, he was specifically referring to the “Old Testament”.

Why do you say Yeshua and Yahweh instead of Jesus and God?

The short answers are these are simply our preferences.  This is not something we are dogmatic about but Jesus was a Hebrew and so we refer to Him by His Hebrew name.  The “Old Testament” was translated into English from the Hebrew language.  The words “The Lord” are translated from the letters “YHWH”.  “The Lord” is a title, it is not His “Name” and in Psalm 105:1 we are told to “Call upon His Name” so that is what we do.  No one knows exactly how to pronounce these names because the exact pronunciations are lost to time.

Most of the oldest Renewed Covenant (New Testament) manuscripts that we have are of Greek origin while a few are Aramaic and a very few are Hebrew.  The Messiah is not referred to as Jesus in any of them.

Because there are so many “gods” that are worshiped (allah, satan, the new-age god “within”, etc.) we also feel that it is important to identify the god we serve and so we call Him by name as the Bible tells us to do.. 

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Do you meet on saturday?

Fellowship Groups can and do meet together on any day of the week..  We are not, nor have we ever been associated with the Seventh Day Adventist church.  However. we do acknowledge the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath.

As indicated throughout this web site, we consciously purpose to have an authentic and genuine relationship with Yahweh God through Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah and Holy Spirit without being religious.

Accordingly, we have studied this issue extensively.  We are very aware of the “New Testament” references to “The Lords Day” and other “arguments” that people make regarding a first day (sunday) Sabbath.

It is our heart to honor God every day of the week and we applaud and appreciate all others who are trying to do the same.  However, as we read the Word of God, we see that God set aside the seventh day of every week as a memorial to the Messiah.

While the catholic church readily admits to changing the Sabbath from saturday to sunday, we do not see anywhere in the Bible where God changed it. We address these issues in our teaching on the subject.  Contact us for more

Do you believe in miracles?

Yes.  We experience them and you can too.

What do you do with the children during your meetings?

We consider children to be our future.  Humans are significantly effected by external influences immediately after conception.  A child’s worldview begins to be established by the time they are 18 months old.

We consider it a privilege to be a part of “training up a child in the way that they should go” in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord” and so all of our gatherings are family integrated.  We expect children to be children,  we encourage parents to be parents and the “family of God” to be a real family of God.

Are you Seventh Day Adventists or Jehovah's Witnesses?

We have never been associated with either of these groups.  We consider ourselves to be nondenominational.  However, we have found that many “nondenominational” churches make being “nondenominational” a “denomination”.

We are simply a group of people that are just trying to walk out our relationship with God in a true and authentic way, absent “religion”.

Are you Jewish?

While a person can be Jewish by ethnicity, usually this question is in reference to the Jewish religion. The Jewish religion denies that Yeshua is the Messiah and so we do not embrace the Jewish religion.  The Jewish religion also incorporates a lot of man made rules and traditions that are not found in the Bible.  We purpose to not do that.

We’re just a group of people who are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and doing their best to live by the Word and Spirit of Yeshua.

We purpose to practice life free from false religious practices no matter what their origin is.

 

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