From time to time, I will write posts with answers to some of the most asked questions. This is the first of such posts.
Q. Do you believe in the rapture?
A. The “rapture” has no basis in the Bible. Although some words of Jesus are allegorically attached to the idea of a rapture, the context of those words contradicts such ideas. Paul, the Pharisee, is most often quoted in support of the rapture theory. Based on all scriptures and excluding Paul’s epistles, the prophecies foretell the resurrection at the return of Eyahuwah/Eyahushuah to the earth. He only returns, according to prophecies, after a three and one half period during which time the world, under the influence of a false “messiah,” tries to exterminate the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the righteous. The idea that the “church” will be taken off the earth during that time is not supported by scriptures. And even though there are promises of protection for the righteous those promises include death with the promise of the resurrection to eternal life. Based upon what the Scriptures, including the prophets and true apostles, teach, I find no reason to believe in a man-made fictional notion about this “us verses them” idea.
Q. Why do you quote from the Book of Enoch?
A. The Book of Enoch was rejected by the “church” in order to keep it out of the hands of the masses. The Book of Enoch, also known as I Enoch, contains prophecies that transcend the entire history of humanity. It is referred in passages in the Torah and is quoted by the true apostles. Moses knew what he was called to do in Egypt because it was written in the Book of Enoch. Jethro was a priest who may have brought this to Moses attention. but it is also possible that the Book of Enoch could have been in the Egyptian libraries and read by Moses while he was under tutelage. The book of Enoch is a key to all of the prophecies of not only the Hebrew scriptures, but also the writings of the apostles. Enoch prophesied that his words would be read during our time. Copies of his books were found in Ethiopia and buried in the caves at Qumran with the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Q. I thought we were living in the sixth age. What happened?
A. This idea comes from the a misapplication of scriptures where a day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day. This then is confused with Enoch’s vision of the “weeks” or ages. Then some, without even reading Enoch, assume that Enoch is writing about a “week” of “days” and that the millennium is the “sabbath” in that week. Enoch never wrote such a thing nor can this be found in any other scripture. Enoch wrote that there would be seven weeks or ages, starting from Adam, wherein humanity would struggle under confusion, deception, and corrupt governments and religions. Some of the ages were marked by events that were to take place at the close of the ages. The sixth and seventh ages had closing events. The sixth age ended in 135 AD with the dispersion of the people of Judea as prophesied by Enoch concerning the end of that age. We are now living in the seventh age, which is called in his prophecy the “Age of Apostasy.” Considering all the religions that marked the time from 135 CE to today, it is very clear that Enoch’s prophecies are being fulfilled. The eighth age or week of Enoch’s vision will be an age of righteous rule over all the nations of the earth. Eyahuwah will return to become the King of kings, and the Master of masters.
Q. Why do you not quote from Paul’s epistles?
A. When I was young and doing my initial studies, I spent most of those early years studying the writings of Paul. At one point I read the entire book of Ephesians every day for one month. As the years went on, I became more sensitive to some of the questions and problems that began to appear in my studies. Then I found that my doubts and questions were confirmed by hundreds of writers and theologians. Paul was, perhaps, the most highly trained Pharisee of his day. His teachings and his rants were a product of his training. His writings sounded like the complaints of a cranky old man. But the big question was this: Why did none of the apostles’ teachings agree with Paul? They were not followers of Paul, and they had serious questions about his authenticity both as a teacher and as an apostle. If the apostles did not borrow anything from Paul, where did their teachings come from? The answer was obvious: from the Law or Torah, and from the Prophets and Writings of the Hebrew Scriptures! It is in them that the true Gospel can be found. But didn’t Paul quote from them? Yes, but it became obvious that, as a true Pharisee, Paul replaced the teachings of the Hebrew Scriptures with his own “private interpretations.” Instead of teaching what Jesus/Eyahushuah and the apostles taught, he replaced them and created a religion and led the world into following him. From then on the words of Jesus were fulfilled: “Multitudes will come in My Name, saying that I am the Messiah, and will deceive the masses.” Also as a result of Paul’s efforts the Age of Apostasy, revealed to Enoch, emerged in full force to this day. Why would this be allowed? So that righteous would shine like stars during this time of darkness and deception.
Q. Why do you use Hebrew transliterations?
A. I studied both Greek and Hebrew. The most popular language was Greek as most non-Jewish students of the Bible seem to have little interest in the Hebrew Scriptures. “After all, did not Paul teach that the law was done away?” Greek is a philosophical [Greek: "friend of wisdom"] language. It is definitely NOT theological. It has only one word for which the Hebrew has many. Hebrew is the most theological language that ever existed. From its very beginning, as evident in the pictograph letters, Hebrew paints a picture of the relationship of EL, ELAH, the ELAHIM, and EYAHUWAH and the people. The names of the leaders and prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures contain clues about them and their relationship with ELAH. I find it to be much wiser to understand the actual names used in the Hebrew Scriptures in references to the Almighty. I also prefer to use “The Scriptures”, a translation by the Institute for Scripture Research. Although, even it has problems, in particular with their inconsistency when referring to ELAH and the plural as “Elohim” instead of ELAHIM. Most English translations suffer because they use only “God” or “Lord” to translate the names and this hides or even obscures the meaning in the Hebrew. These names and others in Hebrew should be understood and known. Also one must keep in mind that the addition of “vowel” markings around the tenth century CE ironically introduced a pronunciation of Hebrew with a heavy accent. Also the assumption that Hebrew letters are only consonants is false. Like other languages and prior to the use of vowel markings, some letters were vowels including all the letters in the Tetragrammatron [ee - ah - oo - ah].