Christianity

These articles address the gap between the abundant life promised by the Master and the churches as they are today.

My father was a vinedresser, which is part of the reason he won my heart. He had a wonderful way about him...
I love patterns. As a little girl, I used to gaze at the wallpaper in my room, tracing it with my finger, each section an exact replica of the one beside it.
Many religious extremists have taken it upon themselves to call Christians out of the traditional churches, believing the Catholic Church, or Christianity as a whole, to be the Harlot described in chapter 17 of the book of Revelation. But they entirely miss the spirit of this call of compassion...
It seems as if everything is gluten-free these days. I guess we're headed toward a gluten-free society -- a Utopian dream, judging by the latest ads in the food magazines and health food stores.
According to a report published by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in mid-2011 there were over 42,000 Christian denominations worldwide.1 Furthermore, that number is increasing at the rate of 2.2 new denominations per day. This is a rather...
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath,...
And this good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14) What is the good news of the kingdom, and how can it be proclaimed as a testimony to all the nations?
After the first century, right doctrine became the “litmus test” for faith instead of loving as Yahshua commanded.1 Late in the first century, Jude urged the believers to contend for the faith delivered once for all to the saints. This word translated as faith means the persuasion to do what the...
In the days of John the Baptist and the Son of God, the preserved language of the devout Jews was Hebrew. So, when the angel Gabriel brought the good news to the Hebrew virgin, Miriam (or Mary in English), that she would give birth to the Savior of the world, and told her what His name would be,...
The faith that saves a person today is the same faith that made Abraham a friend of God.1 As with him, it is the persuasion to believe and obey our Master’s words. Faith reverses the deception of Satan, who enchanted and seduced Eve in the Garden of Eden, bringing about the Fall. That deception...
Salvation comes from God. It is initiated by Him. There is nothing anyone can do to “get” faith or to save himself. It is not by the will of man that a person is saved but by the will of God.
“Stranger than fiction,” the old saying goes about the truth. The tales of history and the events of today prove this to be true, practically on a daily basis. This is the brief story of a man unique in all history: burned in effigy1 for heresy by the Catholics and burned in reality by the...
There came a time when the life of Messiah,1 whose life was the light of men, could no longer be found. The last of the overcomers died or were put out of the churches by men like Diotrephes,2 who forcefully suppressed any perceived threat to their solitary authority, or interruptions to their...
What is the name above all names? Is it a Greek or a Jewish name? Doesn’t a disciple of His have the right to know the very name and pronunciation given by the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:31), when he brought such good news to the virgin Miriam (Mary)?
(The First Radical Pamphlet in Christian History and Why Martin Luther Reviled It)

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The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.