History

Through the centuries, spiritual movements have come and gone. The stories of the most amazing people are often distorted or omitted from the historic books.

What does the return of the Jews from Babylon, and Abraham's call to leave Ur and go to the Promised Land have to do with the Gospel? EVERYTHING!
Have you ever wondered why the church today is not the same as it was when it first began? The first few chapters of the Book of Acts are filled with the wonder and excitement of the vibrant life of love and sharing that resulted from the apostles’ first preaching, and the miraculous ways the Holy...
We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world. (John 9:4-5) The Son of God spoke these words to His disciples, prophesying of a time that was still in the future. After the light of the...
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
Martin Luther, John Calvin, and several others are recognized as the fathers of the Protestant reformation.1 The word fathers used this way means those who originate or institute something. They surely did so, bringing about one of world history’s most important revolutions. 1. They are...
There is a famous cartoon showing Cardinal Law, formerly head of the Boston Archdiocese, surrounded by wolves. Drawing the cardinal with shepherd’s staff in hand, a confused look on his face, and putting the words in his mouth, “You mean, I’m supposed to be protecting the sheep?”
Have you ever stopped to consider your life: where you've been and where you're going, and what you have really accomplished in your days on the earth? It seems like so many live and die without considering the consequential effect of their life.
The Vine House was the main household of the first of the Twelve Tribes communities that began in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1972. This article reveals the secret of why this community thrived and multiplied when all the other communities of the Jesus Movement declined and died out...
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...
If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3) Human beings have moral instincts, and the knowledge that “He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly,”1 is one of them. That knowledge is in the Book of Proverbs, but it has also...
“Come together!” was the cry that became a Movement in the ’60s. It was in the heart of a whole generation, fueled by a desire for a love we sensed was possible and a justice we knew the world needed. Woodstock in 1969 offered the hope that people could actually come together and love one another,...
“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...
Communes sprang up where everyone shared everything, and returned to the simple life. We tilled the soil and planted crops, scraping at the dirt and scratching out a living. We built simple houses and started families with varying degrees of propriety. The quiet life, the simple life, the life of...

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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.