G-D’s Words Replaced
By Leta Van Brussel
Some say Jesus made a “new covenant,” replacing the covenant G-D had made with Moses at Mt. Sinai. They say Jesus gave Apostle Peter authority to start a new religion, a new way called the church and authority to pass on down this authority to change doctrine and rituals as desired.
They say Christianity, this new religion, is 2,000 years old, as though that makes it “valid.” Judaism is 4,000 years old, starting with Abraham. Hindu and Pagan are even older than that, remember in the Bible it speaks of the Pagan nations around Abraham - Egypt for example.
Age does not give a religion validity - G-D’s Word does, as He spoke to Moses and in Yeshua’s teachings of Moses’ laws - all the same One G-D and same teachings. But man decided to change G-D’s teachings to his own liking through Constantine and made a new man made religion called Christianity.
Messianic (Messiah) Judaism follows the Bible - what G-D told Moses and how Yeshua explained what Moses taught - not what man later decided might be a good idea to suit his own needs, as Constantine did. I believe in the Bible as being G-D’s Word and His desire as to how we are to live and worship Him.
When G-D gave Moses His commandments, the Sabbath and the Festivals (Holy Days) He said “This is a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.” Leviticus 23:21. Jesus, being G-D in human form, did not change His mind and start a new religion with a Sunday Sabbath, do away with His Holy Days (Festivals) and make new Holy Days, add the sacraments, prayer to Mary and the saints etc. G-D does not change His mind! It does not say anywhere in the Bible to do this, or that Jesus said to do this! Deuteronomy 4:1-2, Exodus 31:16-17.
Constatine, a Pagan Roman Emperor did this when he ruled over the Jews. At that time, government and religion were “one.” The government declared what gods to worship, etc.
Why do you think the headquarters for the Catholic Church, the Vatican, is in Rome where Emperor Constatine lived, rather than in Galilee or Jerusalem, Israel where Jesus lived, taught and died? Jesus was never in Rome!
He was Jewish, was circumcised on the 8th day, lived a Jewish life, went to the temple, celebrated the Jewish Festivals (Holy Days). His “Last Supper” was a Passover Seder meal. He did not do away with any of that - Constantine did! If you are interested, read about the history of Christianity, Constantine, and the Council of Nicaea at www.sheepfoldgleanings.com and go to the “Passover” writing. These are things you have not been told!
Christianity, including Protestantism, is not what Jesus taught! It is a man made religion by Constatine. If it isn’t in the Bible, G-D’s Word, I don’t believe it!
My family asks, “Why don’t I come “home” - to the Catholic Church, the family religion?” Why would I want to give up G-D’s religion, which I have now found, for a man made religion? I believe G-D brought me to Messianic Judaism because this is the path He wants me to walk, in which He wants me to serve Him.
“You prepare a table before me (my calling) in the presence of my enemies; you have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows (G-D’s many blessings in my life). Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of Adonai forever.”