- Hebrew Roots/Messianic Movement
Frequently Asked Questions
About Hebrew Roots
Hebrew Roots FAQ's
Myth. The New Testament
was originally written in Hebrew/Aramaic, not Greek because it
is from pagan influences and/or filled with translation errors,
which they must eliminate or "correct".
Most of the Scriptures were originally written in the
Hebrew and Aramaic languages
A. The Old Testament was written primarily
from source manuscripts of Hebrew and Aramaic. The New Testament
was written from manuscripts in Greek, the occasional Aramaic,
and the occasional Hebrew.
Hebrew is a language that evolved historically from proto
Canaanite (1400 bce) into Phoenician (1050 bce) then into paleo,
middle, and late Hebrew, which finally ended up becoming the
Biblical Hebrew (with vowels) that we find today in the
Masoretic text upon which the Old Testament is based. From there
modern words were added, and then once again it evolved into the
modern Hebrew that is spoken in Israel today.
There are parts of various books in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old
Testament) that are written partially in Aramaic (Daniel, Ezra,
Jeremiah, Genesis). Aramaic is a language that came out of
Canaan, where the people worshipped idols, and was also spoken
in pagan Babylon during the captivity. There are loan words
which are transliterated from Greek to Aramaic in the book of
Daniel (3:5,7,10,15). And of course, whether accepted or not,
the LXX was written in Greek.
There are NO original Hebrew manuscripts for the New Testament.
We do have 5,656 manuscripts in Greek, and we know that there
are a few Aramaic words and specifically noted Hebrew words and
Chaldee words in those [John 5:2; John 9:7, John 1:42, Acts
9:36, Heb 7:1-2] Jesus chose to speak Aramaic in Mark 15:34. It
is written in Scripture, that when He addressed the Father from
the Cross, He cried out “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani” which is
clearly in the Aramaic language.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the most valuable discoveries of our day. They have given us a look into the writings of the time before, during, and after Christ. There are literally thousands of scroll fragments. The number of different writings represented is quite large, and they are written in three different languages: Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek. There were none written in Latin.
It is also important to note, that the Gospels in the
New Testament portion of the Latin Bible are translated
from the Koine Greek manuscripts.
Texts were and are translated into other languages so that
"...the Gospel is published in all nations". It is
absurd to think that God would be incapable of inspiring the
translation of His Word into other languages. It is also
unthinkable that He would be unable to protect the needed
messages in those languages.
The Scriptures were written in Greek because it
was the common language, of Jews and Gentiles. It was the
language of commerce. It is not a language that defiles someone
or makes them pagan. It is what is in them spiritually.
Matthew 15:16-20 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without
understanding? 17. Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever
entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast
out into the draught? 18. But those things which proceed out
of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the
man. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts,
murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness,
blasphemies: 20. These are the things which defile a
man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the
glory of God;
For more on the Hebrew and Greek Language issues please see: Myth.
None of the
apostles (or Jesus) spoke any Greek, because it was a pagan language.
No Jew would ever speak Greek. >http://www.SeekGod.ca/hr/hrfaqs8.htm#gre
will be the Holy language of heaven or Hebrew is the Holy language
of heaven or the divine language of Heaven. People can learn it now,
from special Hebrew Roots scholars. >
Myth: Khaboris Codex Aramaic Peshitta
New Testament Manuscript
(Khabouris Codex) has come under harsh attack by Greek
primacists because they are fearful that the authority of the
Greek Scriptures may be undermined. The Khabouris Manuscript
proves Aramaic primacy of the NT manuscripts.
A. The Khaburis Codex was from the 12th
century or slightly earlier. So it is foolish at best to be
suggested to "prove" Aramaic primacy of the NT. It was
supposedly based on a claimed second century text which is not
in existence. Therefore un-provable.
In 2007 the Khabouris Codex was put up for
auction at Sotheby's in London. It was apparently withdrawn as
no record exists of it's sale. In that listing, which is no
longer available it stated:
Sotheby's - London - 2007 ...
Lot 30 : The
Codex, the New Testament in
Syriac, manuscript on vellum...
Codex, the New Testament in
Syriac, manuscript on vellum
[Assyria, (probably Nineveh), eleventh or twelfth century]
....written ...single column, 29 lines in dark brown ink
mainly in an accomplished Estrangelâ script, with pp...in
East Adiabene script on leaves added later, diacritical
marks in darker brown ink, beginnings of books and rubrics
in red, some paragraphs touched in red, some wear and
parchment cockled through water damage, some folios at each
end difficult to read, and parts of the colophons very
damaged, in thick olive-wood boards (front detached, back
partially detached and split with old repair)
provenance(1) According to the most popular interpretation
of the difficult colophon, this manuscript was copied in
Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian empire, from a now-lost
manuscript which may have dated to the second century AD,
and bears the authenticating seal and signature of the
bishop of Nineveh as a true and accurate copy.
Carbon-dating has now shown that this
copy was made in the eleventh or twelfth century.(2)
Acquired by Norman Malik Yonan of Richmond, Virginia, and
sold before his death in 1970 to D. McDougald, and by
descent to the present owner.
...text Syriac is a dialect, or group of dialects, of Middle
Aramaic, a direct descendant of the language spoken by
Christ and his immediate audience. It was an important
literary language throughout the Middle East from the second
to the eighth century AD, ...
...In recent generations
the present manuscript has acquired fame as a cultural icon
... Its provenance closely associates it with the more
well-known Yonan Codex,
which was lauded as "Christendom's most precious document",
offered to the Library of Congress in the mid-1950s for
$1,500,000, and driven around all 48 states in a
custom-built glass-domed bus named "the Spirit of Galilee"
(it was eventually sold in our rooms 24 June 1986, lot 129,
and bought by the Western Theological Seminary, Holland,
Mi., where it remains today).
That manuscript was named
after Mr. Norman Malik Yonan, a Washington based businessman
who was of Iranian descent. He was
convinced that this
codex dated to the third or
fourth century AD (since dated by various scholars to the
seventh, ninth and even twelfth century) ... the
Yonan Codex is missing
considerable portions of the text, and so Mr. Yonan and an
associate, Mr. D. MacDougald, committed their energies to
the pursuit of a complete version.
According to their own reports (which may be exaggerated or
even fabricated) they discovered the present
manuscript in a small Assyrian monastery on the River Khabor,
a tributary of the River Euphrates, and hence gave their
discovery the name the Khabouris
Codex. They claimed to
have enlisted the support and aid of the abbot in
deciphering some of the text, and purchased the
codex from the monastery
and brought it to America. Mr. Yonan interpreted the worn
and damaged colophon of the manuscript and a subsequent
inscription to date it between 195 AD and 410 AD; .... doubt
was raised by a number of scholars after Yonan's death in
1970. Correspondence from 1986 shows
that the British Library experts had dated it
paleolographically to about the twelfth century, and this
has now been confirmed by a research team assembled in
America in 1995, as well as by carbon dating by the
University of Arizona in 1999 (giving the date range
1000-1190 AD). ...debate has persisted ...
has been used by a number of modern-day Christians for
religious-healing or holistic purposes, and soon
after 1970 MacDougald himself
transcribed from the present manuscript the text of the
Beatitudes in Christ's Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5.3-12),
and used these to develop a course of contemplative study
Instruction", which claimed to significantly improve
the mental health of those who contemplated and recited
aloud transcriptions of the present manuscript. The course
met with some approval and was even used by magistrates in
Atlanta in an attempt to quell anti-social prisoners (see B.
Metzger, ?The Saga of the Yonan
Codex?, B.M. Metzger, 1997, Reminiscences of an
Octogenarian, p. 115 for fuller discussion). A revived form
of this course is still taught annually by Dr M. Ryce at
Heartland, a teaching centre in the Ozark Mountains of
Southern Missouri..." 1
The purpose for searching for the codex, was
to finding the hidden meaning in the Aramaic of Jesus' words in
order to drive out demons and cure people. In other words, it
was believed the words of the text carried special power in
Aramaic and could be used not unlike an incantation.
the early 1960's two Americans, Drs. Norman Malik Yonan and
Dan MacDougald, Jr., set out to locate
an intact Aramaic New Testament. Their hope was to uncover
the meaning behind Y’Shua’s Aramaic words, by which he was
able to "drive out demons" and cure mental illness.
Because the Yonan (Family) Codex
(c. 400-700 CE) was amended and incomplete, they were
interested to see if finding a more intact version of the
New Testament could be enlightening...
ended up actually purchasing the manuscript and bringing
it back to America, where, for some years, a team of
Aramaic-speaking scholars from the Yonan Codex
Foundation labored to decipher and translate from the
ancient script. ...due to the
newly revealed concepts from the original Aramaic. The
Teachings of Y'Shua came fully alive, with new meaning
and importance. As His Teachings became clearer,
Dr. Dan MacDougald, Jr., an attorney in Georgia,
developed a course of study,
Emotional Maturity Instruction, based on the elemental
Teachings of Y'Shua found in Aramaic. Over a
period of years, this course proved to make significant
improvements in the mental health of those who took it,
including many in the penal and mental health systems.
An updated version of this course, now called Laws of
Living, was co-authored by Dr. MacDougald and dr.
michael ryce. This course continues to be taught,
annually, by dr. ryce at Heartland, his teaching center
in the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri.
The work of the original
Yonan Codex Foundation ended prior to the completion of
Dr Ryce has several websites
in which he promotes the Khaboris codex. In one website is an
advertisement for Dr Ryce.
Training> Bee-ing Attraction> What Love Has to do with
Business and Marketing > The Healing Power of Forgiveness."
"dr. michael ryce is
the founder and director of
HeartLand, His book,
Why is This Happening to me AGAIN?! is an international
ryce is the
founder and director of
a self-healing center in the Ozark mountains. He is a
world renowned lecturer and teacher on health and
healing, with doctorates in Naturopathic Medicine and in
"The focus of his studies
has combined bodymind principles, physics and ancient
Aramaic studies into a unique body of pioneering work in
the fields of self-healing, healing through
relationships, anger and grief resolution, world peace
and the inner process of Forgiveness."
"In 2001 dr.
ryce was appointed
director of the Khaburis Manuscript foundation and is
currently editing translation work from the Manuscript and
writing a new book based on the Khaburis, The End Of
Suffering, Ressurecting The Original Aramaic Jesus. The
Khaburis Manuscript is the oldest known copy of the New
Testament in its native, written language, Aramaic."3
Ryce's Heartland website, is called whyagain.com, with
information on his activities, seminars and information on the
Khabouris codex. He stated,
"The Khabouris Manuscript was removed from QCC (without
our prior knowledge) and was taken to London for auction by
Sotheby's back in June 2007. The sale was not completed at
that time; however, we have lost track of where the actual
Manuscript is now located. " 4
One more quote concerning the
"The Khaburis Codex ( alternate spelling
Khaboris , Khabouris) is a late and unremarkable Syriac
manuscript of the New Testament. The Khaburis Codex is the
complete Peshitta New Testament containing 22 books, in
comparison to the Western New Testament Canon which contains
27 books. The missing books are II Peter, II John, III John,
Jude and Revelation. It has been carbon-dated to the twelfth
century, which is confirmed by palaeography" 5
An example of the Kharboris codex--John 1:1-5
IN the beginning was the Word,* and the Word
himself was with Aloha, and Aloha was the Word himself.
This was in the beginning with Aloha.
Every thing by his hand was made; and without him also
was not one thing made that was made.
In him was life, and the life is the light of the sons
and the Light himself in the darkness shineth, and the
darkness perceived him not.
V. 2:1 AND on
the third day there was a feast in Kotna, a city of Galila;
and the mother of Jeshu was there:
and Jeshu and his disciples were called to the feast.
And the wine failed, and his mother saith to him, to
Jeshu, They have no wine.
Jeshu saith to her, What (is it) to me and to thee,
woman? Not yet hath come mine hour.
His mother saith to the servitors, Whatever he telleth
Now there were six waterpots of stone set there, unto
the purification of the Jihudoyee, which contained each two
quarantals * or three.
Jeshu saith to them, Fill these water-pots with waters;
and they filled them to the top.
He saith to them, Draw now, and carry to the chief of
the guests. And they carried. 6
It should be noted that James Trimm of HRV
fame along with the Don Hargis accessed the Khaboris as a
resource although it is unclear what use it would have been to
him since he is not fluent in the original languages. His HRV is
discussed in the Scripture section as well.
Wesley Etheridge http://www.aramaicpeshitta.com/AramaicNTtools/khabouris.htm
and the apostles quoted exclusively from the Old Testament, and
the New Testament writings were just meant to be letters, and
were never to be considered Scripture. Therefore our doctrine
must first come from the Law of Moses. The New Testament is
merely discussing the Old Testament and is not Scripture
inspired by God like the OT.
A. Are all of the writings that
make up the sixty six books of the Bible to be considered
scripture? Many in the "Hebrew Roots " movement say no, using
the reasoning that the apostles quoted exclusively from the Old
Testament, and that the New Testament writings were just meant
to be letters, and were never considered scripture. Aside from
Jesus specifically stating that that He brought in new
commandments (ex. You have heard it said, but I say unto you.)
Let's see what the scriptures say:
2 Timothy 3:
[written by Paul approx 60 ce.]
scripture is given by inspiration of God, and
is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness: 17. That the man of God
may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Peter 3: [written by
Peter approx 64 ce.]
1.This second epistle,
beloved, I now write unto you; in
both which I stir up
your pure minds by way of remembrance:
That ye may be mindful of the words
which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the
commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
2 Peter 3:15-16
that the longsuffering
of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved
brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him
hath written unto you; 16. As also in all his
epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are
some things hard to be understood,
which they that are unlearned
and unstable wrest, as they do also the other
scriptures, unto their
Notice that Peter says in ALL of
his [Paul's] epistles [letters] meaning plural. Then Peter goes
on to state "as they do also the other Scriptures". Also notice
that Peter's account was written after Paul's directive in 2
Let's examine what Jesus said about this:
Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It
is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by
every word of God.
Are His Words not the very Word
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among
us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone,
but for them also which shall believe on me through their
In the scripture above, Jesus establishes that
the writings of His disciples are inspired and authoritative. If
this were not true, then how could future generations believe on
Jesus unless it was through the apostles written word? Keep in
mind that Jesus is the beginning and the end, therefore when He
says every, that is what He means.
The apostles were specifically chosen by God as His
witnesses...to recount all that they had seen and all they were
inspired to speak and write are part of that witness.
John 20:30 And many other signs truly did
Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not
written in this book: 31 But these
are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life
through his name.
John 21:24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these
things, and wrote these things: and we know that his
testimony is true. 25 And there are also many other
things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written
every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not
contain the books that should be written. Amen.
Act 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after
that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto
the apostles whom he had chosen:
3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by
many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and
speaking of the things pertaining to the
kingdom of God: ... 8 But ye shall receive power, after that
the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be
witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and
in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Act 4:33 And with great power gave the
apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus:
and great grace was upon them all.
Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye
into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he
believeth not shall be damned. ... Mar 16:20 And they
went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with
them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
Hebrews 2:3-4 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great
salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the
Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that
heard him; 4. God also bearing them witness, both with
signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of
the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
1 John 1:1-7 That which
was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have
seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands
of the Word of life; 2. (For the life was
manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew
unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and
was manifested unto us;) 3.
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you,
that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our
fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus
Christ. 4. And these things
write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5.
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and
declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no
darkness at all. 6. If we say that we have fellowship with
him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ
his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Jud 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all
diligence to write unto you of the common salvation,
it was needful for me to write unto
you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly
contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the
Heb 13:22 And I beseech you, brethren,
suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter
unto you in few words.
Revelation 1:18-19 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and,
behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of
hell and of death. 19. Write the
thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things
which shall be hereafter;
Here is another example
which shows that the New Testament writings were considered
scripture by the apostles. This occurs when Paul quotes two
separate verses, as being [one] scripture: one part from the Old
Testament [Deuteronomy], one from the New Testament [ Gospel of
Luke -authored by Luke 56-58 ce]
This is Paul quoting Deuteronomy 25:4 [first part] and Luke 10:7
1 Timothy 5
[authored by Paul – approx
18. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox
that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is
worthy of his reward.
Here are the two complete
scriptures that make up Paul's singular quote:
Deuteronomy 25:4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox
when he treadeth out the corn.
Luke 10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking
such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his
hire [misthos G3408]. Go not from house to house.
Paul considered the Gospel of
Luke [it has been stated that he was a Greek physician], which
is written in Greek to be "scripture", the same as Deuteronomy,
which was written in Hebrew, and is thought to be authored by
Here are other examples of the writings of the apostles being
used to convey the New Covenant and all it meant:
1Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself
to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that
the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the
Acts 15:19-20 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not
them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 20.
But that we write unto them, that they
abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and
from things strangled, and from blood...
Acts 15:22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the
whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to
Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely,
Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the
23 And they wrote letters by them
after this manner; The apostles and elders and
brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the
Gentiles in Antioch and
Syria and Cilicia:..27 We have sent therefore Judas and
Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth...30
So when they were dismissed, they
came to Antioch: and when they had
gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:
31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the
1Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you,
but as my beloved sons I warn you.
2 Corinthians 2:8-9 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would
confirm your love toward him. 9. For
to this end also did I write, that I might know the
proof of you,
whether ye be obedient in all things.
2 Corinthians 10:8-13 For though I
should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord
hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction,
not be ashamed: 9. That I may
not seem as if I would terrify you by letters. 10. For his
letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily
presence is weak,
and his speech contemptible. 11. Let such an one think this,
that, such as we are in word by
letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed
when we are
present. 12. For we dare not make ourselves of the
number, or compare ourselves with some that commend
themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and
comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 13. But
we will not boast of things without our measure,
but according to the measure of the
rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach
even unto you.
2 Corinthians 1:12-13 For our rejoicing is this, the
testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly
sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom,
but by the grace of
God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more
abundantly to you-ward. 13. For we write none other things
unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge;
and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
2 Corinthians 13:1-4 This is the third time I
am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses
shall every word be established. 2. I
told you before, and
foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and
being absent now I write to them which heretofore have
sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I
spare: 3. Since ye seek a proof of
Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is
mighty in you. 4. For though he was crucified through
he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him,
but we shall live with him by the
power of God toward you....10
Therefore I write these things
being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness,
according to the power which the Lord
hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord.
To write the same things to you, to me
indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
Ephesians 3:2-5 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the
grace of God which is given me to you-ward: 3.
How that by revelation he made known
unto me the
mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4. Whereby, when ye
read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of
Christ) 5. Which in other ages was not made
known unto the sons of men, as it is
now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the
Aristarchus my fellowprisoner
saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to
Barnabas, (touching whom ye received
commandments: if he come unto you, receive
Colossians 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in
his house. 16 And when this epistle is read among you, cause
that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and
that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.
1 Thessalonians 5:27-28 27. I
charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all
the holy brethren. 28. The grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
<The first epistle to the Thessalonians was written from
2 Thessalonians 3:17-18 17. The
salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in
every epistle: so I write. 18. The grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ be with
you all. Amen. <The second epistle to the Thessalonians was
written from Athens.>
1 Timothy 3:14-15
things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
15. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou
oughtest to behave
thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the
living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Many in the "roots" movement have
been trying to twist the scriptures, and have questioned and
even denied the authority of Paul's writings in an attempt to
prove their theology. The scriptures tell us that Jesus appeared
to Paul on the road to Damascus. Let's look at what else the
And there was a certain disciple at
Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a
vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I
am here, Lord. 11. And
the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street
which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas
for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he
prayeth, 12. And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias
coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might
receive his sight. 13. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have
heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy
saints at Jerusalem: 14. And here he hath authority from the
chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 15.
But the Lord said unto him,
Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my
name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of
Israel: 16. For I will
shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
17. And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house;
and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord,
even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as
thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy
sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 18. And
immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales:
and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was
And one Ananias, a devout man
according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews
there, 13. Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me,
Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked
up upon him. 14. And he said,
of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know
his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the
voice of his mouth. 15. For thou shalt be his witness unto
all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
Let's look at how God feels about
His written word:
Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye
shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither
shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may
keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command
Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe
to do it: thou shalt not add thereto,
nor diminish from it.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is
pure: he is a shield unto them that put their
trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his
words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Psalms 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words:
as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven
times. 7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve
them from this generation for ever.
2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in
them of these things; in which are some things hard to be
understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable
wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto
their own destruction.
Isaiah 40:7-8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:
because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the
people is grass. 8. The grass
withereth, the flower
fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
1Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of
man as the flower of grass. The grass
withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is
the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
And the Law of Moses, which those in Hebrew Roots
claim to abide, says this:
Deuteronomy 18:18-19 I
will raise them up a Prophet from among their
brethren, like unto thee, and will put
my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all
that I shall command him. 19. And it shall come to
pass, that whosoever will not
hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I
will require it of him.
John 12:48-50 He that rejecteth me,
and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the
word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the
49. For I have not spoken of myself;
but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what
I should say, and what I should speak. 50. And I know
his commandment is life everlasting:
whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto
me, so I speak.
John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith
unto him, We have found him, of whom
Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus
of Nazareth, the son of
Acts 3:19-26 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that
your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing
shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20.
And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached
unto you: 21. Whom the heaven must receive until the times
of restitution of all things, which
spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world
began. 22. For Moses truly said unto the fathers,
A prophet shall the Lord your God
raise up unto you
of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all
things whatsoever he shall say unto you. 23. And
it shall come to pass, that every
soul, which will not hear that
prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
24. Yea, and all the prophets from
Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken,
foretold of these days. 25. Ye are the children of
the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our
fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all
the kindreds of the earth be blessed. 26. Unto you first
God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you,
in turning away every one of you from his
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