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  1. Tzephanyahu

    Introducing Yeshua's Berean One

    Shalom! I'm also from the UK. Welcome in the name of Yeshua! I hope you enjoy your stay. Love & Shalom
  2. Shalom! Welcome aboard in the name of Yeshua! Love & Shalom
  3. Shalom! I admire your honesty – a true sign of bravery. These are all fantastic questions, some of which I considered, others than didn’t so thank you very much. I understand what you mean. There are ways to stray from the narrow path of salvation but they are all based on whether or not we have listened and applied his words. Many people just read or hear his words and don’t truly do them in their lives. These are those who don’t produce “fruit”. Now, that doesn’t mean we need to preach the gospel on a pedestal and cast out demons to produce fruit. Rather, it means we should truly learn to love each other, to care for each other and respect each other, even our enemies. The reason why there aren’t any specifics of what to do in order to guarantee salvation is because you could follow rules outwardly but still be full of negativity inwardly (like the pharisees). So then, the Law of the old testament is Quantitative (how to act) whereas the Law of the new testament is Qualitative (how to think). Therefore, when Jesus is saying “follow me”, he is actually saying “do as I do”. His miracles and wonders are one thing, but what was he ACTUALLY doing? Caring for those in need, helping the weak, loving his brothers and sisters and glorify God. He even made a point to intentionally heal on the Sabbath to show that helping each other is paramount over rule following. So, to trust in the name of Jesus is to affirm “Yes, I want to love God and each other as he showed us” – That’s the qualitative path that leads to salvation and the kind of attitude suitable for the next world. This is a tough question that’s not really easily covered in a post, I’m writing the article on this now actually. It’s not complete, but please visit the faithandtheword.com/idb/heart/ . I’m trying to complete it as soon as possible, but please do read it as it will hopefully start to answer your questions. See question 2. Men do indeed have a headship over women and it does SEEM that the old testament is biased to men but it’s not as you think. You see, the biggest mysterious treasure in the Bible is marriage. It’s present from the first book of the Bible to the very last. Marriage is the very point or climax of love. However, the Bible is quiet silent about how marriage should be! Sure, there are portions here and there but in general there’s nothing specific. Yet, at the same time, what we see it that the whole Bible is written around marriage – God to Israel and Jesus to the gentile bride. I believe that God will watch us carefully with how we deal with the opposite sex, especially in Marriage. Some men can love their church family well and yet treat their wife poorly – what do you imagine God would think of such men? Also, we are told that we become as one in a marriage. Therefore, when God addresses man, he addresses his woman too, because man is the covering, the protector and the provider for his “everything”, his wife. What then, are women inferior? Well, consider how the Church is inferior to God – but what do you imagine God thinks of his church? Does he not love her entirely? Isn’t that the sole focus of his attention? Didn’t he die to save her? Therefore, far be it from us to suggest a women is inferior (a horrible word), rather she is to be loved and respected utterly, as God loves us. See question 2. I hope to cover all of these questions more thoroughly on the site but, for now, I hope that gives you some peace my friend. Love & Shalom,
  4. Tzephanyahu

    Proof of Global Flood?

    Good idea, i'll and the link under "further questions". Thank you.
  5. Tzephanyahu

    Proof of Global Flood?

    Shalom Sojourner, A great site! Thank you. Although for a non-believer it might be a bit "Christian" no? I was trying to make it a bit less bias and just highlight the global flood proof before dealing with discussing God, if that makes sense. Love & Shalom
  6. Tzephanyahu

    Proof of Global Flood?

    Shalom Cletus, Have you seen this page? https://faithandtheword.com/idb/mind/real-argument/global-flood/investigation/fifth-area/ Is this what you mean? Love & Shalom
  7. Shalom, I don't know if this is what you want to hear, but I think there are two possibilities. Possibility 1 - It will happen. Consider how old Abraham was when he moved to Canaan. Consider hoe Jacob wasn't told that Joseph was okay for many years. Consider the age of Moses when he was called. We assume that God communicated with such prophets daily but the Bible doesn't say that. It seems that all of the patriachs and prophets went years and years between getting direction or word from Abba. It could be intentional testing to see how you fair in your Faith. Be strong. Possibility 2 - There is a wall. Did you feel that God asked you to confront an issue or resolve something and you haven't? Sometimes we can be left at a stalemate of communication. When we don't listen to Him, why do we expect Him to listen to us? From the last time you felt the Spirit with you, assess the changes in your life between that time and now that may have lead to this state. If you feel a conviction burning within you, face it. Be brave. I have been in the same scenario under both possibilities. Under the former, I had to wait for direction of what to do in serving Him. Under the latter, I had to dedicate more of my mind to His Word and clean up my act some more. I hope some of these ideas and everyone else's comments here help you in some way and you find some peace. Love & Shalom
  8. Tzephanyahu

    New to Worthy

    Shalom Betha, TZ is fine! I'm glad the UK has a presence here. Yes, the Sabbath is precious. I can't wait for the next one already! Love & Shalom
  9. Tzephanyahu

    Introducing myself.

    Shalom Melody, Welcome to Worthy! It's lovely to have you with us. I'm new here to but it seems to be a great forum full of kind, interesting and helpful people. Enjoy your stay! Love & Shalom
  10. Tzephanyahu

    New to Worthy

    Shalom Betha Welcome to the forum! Great to have you here. I'm new too but this forum seems very friendly and interesting. I'm sure you'll have a blessed time here. Love & Shalom
  11. Tzephanyahu

    Proof of Global Flood?

    Shalom Zemke, Very interesting find, thank you very much for your recommendation and time. May Yahweh bless you Love & Shalom
  12. Tzephanyahu

    Proof of Global Flood?

    Shalom Rocky, Thank you for your very kind words and checking out the website. Yes, I know what you mean. It's very tricky to write a study trying to be "impartial"for the benefit of the non-believer. It makes it difficult to assess the material cynically at times! I'm currently working on the "heart" side of the non-believer section of the website, then I'll go back to the "mind" side to complete the God Experiment test. That will be fun. A site map is a good idea. Perhaps a menu from the top or side... Thank you again Rocky. May Yahweh bless you. Love & Shalom
  13. Thanks BK. I'll add these two in as well. Thanks again for your help
  14. Shalom, So far I have the below: Q: Why are children born with crippling diseases? Q: How can a loving God send people to hell? Q. How could God blame Adam and Eve? Didn’t he know they would sin? Q. I’m generally a good person, can’t God see that? Q. Why is there so much suffering in the world? Q. Why is homosexuality a sin when it’s not hurting anyone? Q. Why is there so much violence in the Old Testament? Q. Why do I have to admit I’m a “sinner”? Q. How can you prove God exists? Q. How can a God of Love condone slavery? Q. How can a God of Love be so sexist against women? Q. What happens to aborted babies? Q. What happens if we commit suicide? Any more common objections that you have come across, please let me know. Love & Shalom
  15. Tzephanyahu

    Proof of Global Flood?

    Very interesting. Thank you ejected. I can add that in as well.