Hebrew Gospel of Matthew

According to Nehemia Gordon, a Karaite Jew, more than 27 Hebrew manuscripts of the Gospel of Matthew exist.

Whether those are originals are to be decided when Nehemia publishes them (I’m not sure if he will share with us originals or translations). However, the nine accessible manuscripts based on which George Howard published a book suffered from interpolations and therefore they should be read with caution.

George Howard’s manuscripts are from Shem Tov’s book which was written by this rabbi (Shem Tov) in the fourteenth century to refute Christianity. So this rabbi preserved the Hebrew gospel in doing so, as he copied each line of it in order to refute it line-by-line.

I chose in this article to analyze Shem Tov’s preserved gospel in Hebrew because, if interpolations are ignored, one can gain a better clarity about the teachings of Yeshua.Read more…

Make Sure You Are Grafted In

And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.

Well; because of their unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

Behold therefore the goodness and the severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

— Romans 11:17-22

In this passage Paul explains that the Gentiles were made partakers of the salvation that belongs to the Jews. It’s explained that we should not become boastful about this fact to the Jews as we can be cut off – as the unbelieving Jews were cut off.

If God spared not the natural branches, how much more should we fear that we would not be spared if we become proud about our salvation. We may also be cut off if we misuse the grace of God which He has shown to us, as it’s clear from the last quoted verse, where it says that we will be spared if we continue in His goodness.Read more…

On Progressive Sanctification

In this article I will share with you my own experiences on progressive sanctification, as well as what you should be guarding against.

I’m writing this article because when I get new readers or subscribers, some watch all my videos in a short period of time, and they might think that it would be too difficult for them to change their lives so that it’s more in alignment with the biblical way of life.

That’s, of course, not the case, and in this article I will share with you my own understanding of how to allow this sanctification process to be done swiftly and without putting on you too heavy burdens.Read more…