Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
"The Word of our Elohim stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8)
A Ministry of David M Rogers, Elder at House of Israel in Charlotte, NC
Shalom (Peace to you) and Welcome to this Bible study website. BibleTruth.cc is written and published to promote and proclaim "the whole counsel of God" - both Old Testament and New Testament. We are convinced that all the Scriptures are as relevant today as when they were penned. We uphold the Torah (found in the 5 books of Moses) as the eternal and binding Covenant of God the Creator with his people. We proclaim the Everlasting Gospel which was revealed to the patriarchs and prophets, and was explained and clarified through Messiah and his followers.
Furthermore, we believe that the Old Testament prophesies are being fulfilled right before our eyes as the other "lost" house of Israel is realizing its identity and is returning in repentance to that eternal Covenant YHWH made with the patriarchs and with our forefathers. We also proclaim that Yahusha (aka Jesus or Yeshua) is the promised Messiah ben Yoseph (the Suffering Servant) and that he will soon be revealed in esteem as Messiah ben David (the Reigning Offspring of David).
I'm glad and excited that you have found this resource which brings understanding to those longing for Scripture truth. There is no such thing as "luck" or "coincidence" or "happenstance" with the Creator God. The Sovereign Maker is in control of us and has led you here to discover the life-giving message of the Bible. This is probably so because you are searching for insight into some Bible topic. You are likely tired of the worn out and irrational interpretations of the Scriptures which you have found in traditional Christian churches and Messianic assemblies or in Jewish synagogues. And you may be fed-up with the hypocrisy and double-mindedness of places of worship that claim to be the "only true" body of believers.
Many are the denominational interpretations of the Bible. You can find hundreds of thousands of web pages which provide a traditional Christian interpretation of the Bible with all of their sectarian twists. And you will find multitudes of Messianic websites with interpretations which mix man-made traditions with Biblical truth. But most are flawed because their understanding is rooted in a faulty and misguided theological model, the underpinnings of which are in the traditions and commandments of men. But in this website, it is my hope that you find a fresh, believable interpretation of Scripture which fits the culture and context of history and meets the demands of common sense.
You will not find sectarian or denominational teachings in this website. We shun and repel doctrines of men which contravene and contradict the commandments of our Father in heaven. We do not add to or subtract from the revealed commands given from the mouth of God. We do not tolerate sinful compromise nor a watered down view of that spineless "other Jesus" spoken of by Paul (read 2 Cor 11:4). And we do not support any weak-kneed faith, sloppy agape or greasy grace. This is a Torah positive zone. We believe that what the Almighty said, he meant. And He does not change. We do not dabble in worldliness, but believe and proclaim the righteousness announced in the Scriptures - a righteousness from God based on trusting Him as manifested through obedience to His Law. That is the righteousness as taught in both the "Old" and "New" Testaments!
You may be thinking, "Why does the writer of BibleTruth.cc think that his interpretation of Scripture is to be believed and received over the long standing teachings, doctrines, traditions and customs of the Christian churches and denominations? What makes this guy so sure that his teachings and interpretations of Bible are better than all those?" These are great questions to ask. And I have endeavored to give a full answer to these questions and queries in an article you can open here, entitled, "BibleTruth."
But, in short, the difference that this website provides is a re-examination of the Scriptures without all the sectarian trappings and nuances you find elsewhere. I do not have to tow any denominational line here. I do not have to proclaim anyone else's interpretations, meet anyone's doctrinal standards or satisfy some foreign set of preconceptions. I am not paid by anyone to produce what they want to hear. The writings and studies on BibleTruth.cc are an outflow of my deep desire to know the Creator and to explain and proclaim the truths the Almighty has shown me through the Scriptures. I endeavor to seek out the true meaning of Scripture regardless if that interpretation supports or contradicts any preconceptions I may have had in the past.
Probably the single most outstanding difference that our approach to biblical interpretation provides over the popular Christian and Jewish interpretations, is that we understand that Messiah did not come to destroy the Torah (the Law and the Prophets) but to explain it, walk in it, and present obedience to Father's commandments as the correct and only way to walk pleasing before the Almighty.
Christians, for centuries, have believed that Jesus destroyed the Law of God by nailing it to his cross. But that is far from the truth. The Master Yahusha said quite emphatically that he had not come to destroy the Law.
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:17-19)
As Yahusha clearly indicated here, every last commandment including the very least commandment of the Torah is still valid and expresses the will of Elohim for his people. This single understanding changes nearly everything in the New Testament, such that we can now see the cultural and contextual backdrop of the teachings of Messiah and his disciples the way they intended their writings and teachings to be understood. Therefore, everything written in the New Testament MUST align with what is taught by the Torah and the Prophets. Therefore, whenever someone's interpretation of the New Testament teaches a new and different thing than that which is taught in the Tanach (Old Testament), that interpretation must be in error. Any such teaching is a false teaching.
The prophet Jeremiah reminds us that the ancient paths are the way to find life and rest:
This is what Yahuwah says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)
Such it is for those who follow Messiah Yahusha. They who take up his yoke upon them shall find rest for their souls. This yoke of Yahusha consists in the commandments of his Father. And yet, as He himself said, this yoke is easy and this "burden" of the Torah is light. It is the traditions, teachings and commandments of men that are the true burden of organized religion. Walking in the Father's commandments is a demonstration that we truly love God.
The Old and New Testaments are NOT mutually exclusive. The New does not replace the Old! Neither does the New Testament make the Law and the Prophets go away. The New Covenant writings explain the meaning and fulfillment of the Tanach (Old Testament). The New Testament teaches us of the renewal of the Covenant relationship which Yahuwah made with the patriarchs through the work and teaching and atoning sacrifice of Messiah.
Messiah came to teach a proper observance and understanding of the Torah and the Prophets. Thus, followers of Messiah should be observing all the commandments of the Father. So, "if anyone turns a deaf ear to the Torah, even his prayers are detestable." (Proverbs 28:9). Thus this website provides a "proclamation" (teaching and living) of the Scriptures based upon an understanding that the Scriptures teach a unified, consistent message to mankind. This is rooted in the understanding that God himself does not change in his character and attributes, nor does he change his mind when it comes to sin and righteousness.
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Here are a few teachings delivered at House of Israel in Charlotte, NC
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"The God Who Is There" Series
Laying a Foundation: "The Elementary Teachings" Series
"Meat For the Mature Believers" Series.pdf
"Guarding the Sabbath" Series
Exploring The Torah (Law)
Times and Seasons
The Ministry of Messiah: His Work and His Teachings
The Coming of Messiah ben David - the Reigning King
"Doctrines of Demons" Series
Paul's Letter to the Galatians: the Conflict of the Two Torahs
►Walking in the Spirit:
Other New Testament
Other New Testament Studies
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What's New on BibleTruth.cc ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
February 2015: I have just updated and sharpened a study of the proper conduct in our Messianic assemblies. Order in the Body of Messiah is a controversial fresh look at the issue of the roles and responsibilities of men and women in the congregation of Yahuwah. For too long there has been chaos in the Body of Messiah as apostatizing churches and Messianic congregations have ignored the model displayed in the Torah and in the New Testament for the operation of the set-apart assemblies of Yahuwah. With rampant feminism unleashed in our midst, and with men abdicating their responsibility of leadership in the home and in the congregation, our meetings have been contaminated with the shame of secular liberalism. In this study article, you will find out that the Torah really does teach about the roles and responsibilities Paul alludes to in his letters.
December 2014: The Roman Catholic Church claims their line of Papal authority based upon an interpretation of Matthew 16:13-19 which seems like Jesus is saying that his Church is built upon Peter. But Jesus didn't create a new institution called the Church. Instead, he upheld the Torah and the Prophets and came to fulfill them. This study article entitled, Is the Church Built On Peter, has been updated from an earlier version with a clear presentation of the evidence of the biblical text showing that Messiah was merely conferring upon Peter and the apostles, based upon the revelation given to Peter, the authority to administer the body of Messiah with the same laws and rulings that were given to the sons of Israel to lead and manage Israel.
December 2014: One of the faults of Messianic Christianity is that some leaders and teachers in the Messianic assemblies like to call themselves Rabbi and have others address them as Rabbi. But Yahusha taught his disciples never to be called Rabbi or Father or Guide. What gives? Why did the Master tell his disciples not be to called Rabbi. Find out in this exciting new study entitled, Do Not Be Called "Rabbi"
April 2014: In anticipation of the coming season of the Pesach (Passover) I've updated my study on the ins and outs of Pesach. Are we able to "keep" the Pesach according all its rules and regulations now while we are in the exile? Most Messianic teachers says no. But consider the biblical references I've compiled and make the decision for yourself. Do you want to celebrate and keep the Pesach in all its original intent and fullness and in the way Yahuwah has ordered? If so, check out The Pesach.
March 2014: There are always questions in the Christian world and in the Messianic community about what is food and what is not, about what we should embrace and what we should avoid and separate from. This updated study article on The Biblical Diet discusses what both the Old Testament and the New Testament have to say about Clean and Unclean, and whether or not the Old Testament Laws about food still apply in a "New Testament" age.
~~~~~~~~~~ Few of My Favorite Studies on BibleTruth.cc ~~~~~~~~~~~
The Sermon on the Mount is an eye opening study for anyone who wants to follow Messiah and walk in his footsteps. This is a concise commentary on the teachings in Matthew 5-7 with an emphasis on showing how the Messiah supported, explained and upheld the Torah of Mosheh as the correct walk of faith for all who follow Him.
1 Yochanan (The First Epistle of John) - A Practical Guide for the Walk of Faith is a thematic commentary. It's emphasis is to uncover and display the underlying Torah principles which inform Yochanan on the proper walk of faith.
"The Just Shall Live By Faith" explores the true meaning of faith from the Hebraic mind. It exposes the false and misleading notions of popular Christianity's concept of "faith." It compares Paul's righteousness by faith alone message with James' righteousness by works teaching. It proclaims the scriptural formula for pleasing the Almighty and finding oneself in favor before him.
The Gospel is an article which explains the Good News of Scripture from the point of view of the Hebraic context and culture of Israel. Popular Christianity sees the gospel as something very different than what the Scriptures teach, because they have torn it away from the prophetic utterances of Mosheh and the Prophets. This article seeks to restore an understanding of the Gospel by revisiting Paul's interpretation in the light of the Law and the Prophets.
In this article entitled, The Truth About Death, I have updated an old writing of mine explaining what happens to people when they pass away. Christians believe that believers' souls go straight to heaven to be in the presence of Jesus when they die. And they believe that sinners without Jesus will spend all of eternity in a conscience state in a torturous burning hell with no relief from their agony for all of eternity. This article sets the record straight about what really happens to people when they die.
Order in the Body of Messiah is a controversial fresh look at the issue of the roles and responsibilities of men and women in the congregation of Yahuwah. For too long there has been chaos in the Body of Messiah as apostatizing churches and Messianic congregations have ignored the model displayed in the Torah and in the New Testament for the operation of the set-apart assemblies of Yahuwah. With rampant feminism unleashed in our midst, and with men abdicating their responsibility of leadership in the home and in the congregation, our meetings have been contaminated with the shame of secular liberalism. In this study article, you will find out what the Torah and the New Testament say about proper conduct of men and women at home and in assembly.
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Nonetheless, it would be foolish of me to say that I know it all and that all other interpretations are wrong. I cannot say that. What I present in this website is my understanding of the Scriptures after stripping (as best I can) all the flawed influences of tradition and custom from my thinking. If at any point I have misunderstood or misrepresented Scripture, I am always willing to hear the reasoning and adjust my understanding accordingly.
Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel since March 2003
"The Word of our Elohim stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8)