I cried out to the Father, the Most High God, "Just Give Me The Truth!"
Just Give Me The Truth
Is the New Testament Yahweh's Word?
By Isaac Aluochier
All scripture quotations are from the World English Bible published at http://www.ebible.org/Bible/WEB/.
Historical Background To The New Testament
In the first four centuries in the Common Era a number of writers believing that Yah'shuah was the Messiah produced a number of writings concerned with the person, works and teachings of Yah'shuah. A number of writings were also produced concerned with the person, works and teachings of Yah'shuah's apostles. Some of these writings were considered by some believers in Yah'shuah to have been inspired by the Holy Spirit, while other believers considered other of these writings to have been inspired by the Holy Spirit. What some considered inspired, others considered heretical, and what some considered heretical, others considered inspired. A number of writings were accepted by the majority as inspired, though there wasn't unanimity among all believers concerning what was inspired and what wasn't.
It wasn't until the 4th century that the majority of Eastern and Western churches came to an agreement on the writings they both considered acceptable for ascertaining the person, works and teachings of both Yah'shuah and his apostles. But even then unanimity wasn't achieved, with various minority groups holding different opinions.
The Situation Today
Today some minority voices are beginning shout louder, asserting that some of the writings among the New Testament are not inspired writings. These minority voices are raising to the fore age-old controversies that permeated among believers in Yah'shuah in the first four centuries of the Common Era.
Who Is Right?
Who is right? Are the majority of believers in Yah'shuah, who hold that the New Testament, in its entirety, is inspired, in the right? Or is the minority, who hold that only portions of the New Testament is inspired, in the right? And if it is the minority that is in the right, what portions of the New Testament are truly inspired?
How Are Inspired Words Determined?
Also, is there an independent way of knowing whether a particular writing is inspired or not? In other words, is there a way independent of the New Testament by which a person may know whether or not the writings collectively called the New Testament, or any other writing for that matter, are indeed inspired by the Holy Spirit?
Biblical Historians Speak
The following is excerpted from the Encyclopaedia Britannica article titled "Biblical Literature and Its Critical Interpretation", copyright 1994-1998, Encyclopaedia Britannica. Bold emphasis in the excerpts is mine.
The New Testament consists of 27 books, which are the residue, or precipitate, out of many 1st-2nd-century-AD writings that Christian groups considered sacred. In these various writings the early church transmitted its traditions: its experience, understanding, and interpretation of Jesus as the Christ and the self-understanding of the church. In a seemingly circuitous interplay between the historical and theological processes, the church selected these 27 writings as normative for its life and teachings--i.e., as its canon (from the Greek kanon, literally, a reed or cane used as a measuring rod and, figuratively, a rule or standard). Other accounts, letters, and revelations--e.g., the Didache (Teaching of the Twelve Apostles), Gospel of Peter, First Letter of Clement, Letter of Barnabas, Apocalypse (Revelation) of Peter, Shepherd of Hermas--exist, but through a complex process the canon was fixed for both the Eastern and Western churches in the 4th century. The canon contained four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), Acts, 21 letters, and one book of a strictly revelatory character, Revelation. These were not necessarily the oldest writings, not all equally revelatory, and not all directed to the church at large.
The Old Testament in its Greek translation, the Septuagint (LXX), was the Bible of the earliest Christians. The New Covenant, or Testament, was viewed as the fulfillment of the Old Testament promises of salvation that were continued for the new Israel, the church, through the Holy Spirit, which had come through Christ, upon the whole people of God. Thus, the Spirit, which in the Old Testament had been viewed as resting only on special charismatic figures, in the New Testament became "democratized"--i.e., was given to the whole people of the New Covenant. In postbiblical Judaism of the first Christian centuries, it was believed that the Spirit had ceased after the writing of the Book of Malachi (the last book of the Old Testament canon) and that no longer could anyone say "Thus saith the Lord," as had the prophets, nor could any further holy writ be produced.
It should therefore be noted that the 27 New Testament books are only the residue of several more books that had been written at the time these 27 books were agreed upon. It should also be noted that it wasn't until the 4th century that the majority of believers in Yah'shuah agreed upon these 27 books. It should also be noted that this process of arriving at these 27 books wasn't simple, but complex. And it should also be noted that from the beginning of Yah'shuah's ministry the writings accepted by all believers in Yah'shuah as inspired by the Holy Spirit are what are called the Old Testament. In this the early believers in Yah'shuah and the practitioners of Judaism were in agreement.
The Process Of Canonisation
Another excerpt from the same article reads,
The process of canonization was relatively long and remarkably flexible and detached; various books in use were recognized as inspired, but the Church Fathers noted, without embarrassment or criticism, how some held certain books to be canonical and others did not. Emerging Christianity assumed that through the Spirit the selection of canonical books was "certain" enough for the needs of the church. Inspiration, it is to be stressed, was neither a divisive nor a decisive criterion. Only when the canon had become self-evident was it argued that inspiration and canonicity coincided, and this coincidence became the presupposition of Protestant orthodoxy (e.g., the authority of the Bible through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit).
It should be noted that not all the writings considered inspired were included among the 27 New Testament books, there being other writings considered inspired but left out of the New Testament. The argument, therefore, that the only inspired writings are the 27 New Testament books is therefore a relatively recent one, not bearing much weight in the 4th century at the time the 27 books were agreed upon.
Principles For Determining The Criteria Of Canonicity
Continuing with another excerpt from the same article we read,
Some principles for determining the criteria of canonicity begin to be apparent: apostolicity, true doctrine (regula fidei), and widespread geographical usage. Such principles are indicated by Muratori's argument that the Pauline Letters are canonical and universal--the Word of God for the whole church--although they are addressed to specific churches, on the analogy of the letters to the seven churches in Revelation; in a prophetic statement to the whole church, seven specific churches are addressed, then the specific letters of Paul can be read for all. Thus, the catholic status of the Pauline letters to seven churches is vindicated on the basis of the revelation of Jesus Christ to John, the seer and writer of Revelation. Wide usage in the church is indicated in calling Acts the Acts of all the Apostles and in the intention of the "general address"--e.g., "To those who are called," in Jude--of the Catholic (or general) Letters--i.e., I and II Peter, I, II, and III John, James, and Jude. The criterion of accordance with received teaching is plain in the rejection of heretical writings. The Muratorian Canon itself may have been, in part, a response to Marcion's heretical and reductive canon.
The criteria of true doctrine, usage, and apostolicity all taken together must be satisfied, then, in order that a book be judged canonical. Thus, even though the Shepherd of Hermas, the First Letter of Clement, and the Didache may have been widely used and contain true doctrines, they were not canonical because they were not apostolic nor connected to the apostolic age, or they were local writings without support in many areas.
Was The Criteria Of Canonicity Flawless?
The three fundamental criteria for determining the canon should therefore be noted: true doctrine, usage and apostolicity. Usage and apostolicity do not appear to have been matters of great dispute, as these could reasonably have been verified without too much difficulty. With respect to usage it was simply a matter of determining how widespread a particular writing was in use among believers in Yah'shuah. With respect to apostolicity it was simply a matter of placing a connection between the writing and one indisputably considered an apostle. With respect to true doctrine it was a matter of harmony between the teaching in the writings and what those determining the canon considered true. The question that arises is: is what the determiners of the canon considered true really the truth, or did they consider as true things that are not true? In other words, what was the basis by which the determiners of the canon assessed the teachings of a writing to be true?
The Canon At The Time Of The Reformation
Another excerpt from the same article reads,
With the advent of printing and differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants, the canon and its relationship to tradition finally became fixed. During the Counter-Reformation Council of Trent (1545-63), the canon of the entire Bible was set in 1546 as the Vulgate, based on Jerome's Latin version. For Luther, the criterion of what was canonical was both apostolicity, or what is of an apostolic nature, and "was Christum treibet"--what drives toward, or leads to, Christ. This latter criterion he did not find in, for example, Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation; even so, he bowed to tradition, and placed these books last in the New Testament.
Human Tradition Played A Major Part In The Ratification Of The Canon
It should be noted that human tradition, at least that of believers in Yah'shuah, played a significant part in the formation of the canon, or its ratification by Reformists during the Reformation. Luther apparently introduced another criterion - what leads to Christ. Despite some New Testament books failing, in his opinion, to meet this additional criterion, he still "bowed to tradition" and accepted them as part of the canon!
Should Human Tradition Have Been Key In The Ratification Of The Canon?
Should human tradition have played the important part that it played in the formation of the New Testament canon? Should human tradition have overridden the judgement of one of the leading Reformers during the Reformation? And were the criteria used by the various leading believers in various historical periods the proper ones that should have been used? And how is one to assess whether these criteria were proper, and if so, whether they were applied in a proper manner?
What Is Yah'shuah's View With Respect To The New Testament Canon?
Seeing that all these leading figures professed belief in Yah'shuah as the Messiah, it appears that it is appropriate to ascertain Yah'shuah's comments with respect to the matters at play with respect to the New Testament canon.
Don't Make Void Yahweh's Word On Account Of Human Tradition
Matthew 15:1-9 reads,
15:1Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying, 15:2"Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don’t wash their hands when they eat bread."
15:3He answered them, "Why do you also disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition? 15:4For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.’ 15:5But you say, ‘Whoever may tell his father or his mother, "Whatever help you might otherwise have gotten from me is a gift devoted to God," 15:6he shall not honor his father or mother.’ You have made the commandment of God void because of your tradition. 15:7You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
15:8‘These people draw near to me with their mouth,
15:9But in vain do they worship me,
It Is Hypocrisy To Profess Yahweh While Following Contrary Human Tradition
Yah'shuah's word is very clear. The commandment of Yahweh supersedes human tradition, and the commandment of Yahweh should not be made void on account of observing human tradition. Those who by following human tradition make void the commandment of Yahweh are hypocrites! These honour Yahweh only with their lips, but their heart is far from Yahweh. They worship Yahweh in vain, for they teach as doctrine rules made by men!
Deliver Only Yahweh's Word To Yahweh's People
In other words, the only doctrine or teaching that should be delivered to Yahweh's people is the commandment of Yahweh or the word of Yahweh. Anything outside Yahweh's word or commandment should not be delivered to Yahweh's people as doctrine or teaching! Therefore any tradition outside Yahweh's word should not be delivered to Yahweh's people, for this makes void his commandment or word.
Don't Accept The New Testament As Yahweh's Word On The Basis Of Human Tradition
In the context of the New Testament canon Yahweh's people should not accept that the New Testament is Yahweh's word simply on the basis of human tradition. For Yah'shuah has shown that human tradition is NOT the basis for determining true worship. The New Testament, or any portion of it, should only be accepted as Yahweh's word only where it is fully in harmony with Yahweh's commandment. But if it, or any portion of it, is not fully in harmony with Yahweh's commandment it cannot and should not be accepted as Yahweh's word or commandment!
Live By Every Word That Proceeds Out Of Yahweh's Mouth
Matthew 4:4 reads,
4:4But he answered, "It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’"
In these comments Yah'shuah quoted from Moses' words to the children of Israel in Deuteronomy 8:3,
8:3He humbled you, and allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you didn’t know, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh does man live.
Truth Is Yahweh's Word
John 17:17 reads,
17:17Sanctify them in your truth. Your word is truth.
It is therefore clear from Yah'shuah's words that human beings are to live by every word proceeding out of the mouth of Yahweh. He also defines truth as Yahweh's word. Therefore living by the truth is living by Yahweh's word, living by Yahweh's commandment. This is what human beings are to live by, and not by human tradition, especially human tradition contrary to Yahweh's word.
To Believe Yah'shuah You Must Believe Moses' Writings
John 5:46-47 reads,
5:46For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote about me. 5:47But if you don’t believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"
Yah'shuah's words show that it is necessary for one to believe Moses' writings in order to believe him. In other words, those who believe Moses' writings are the ones who believe Yah'shuah, and those who do not believe Moses' writings are the one who do not believe Yah'shuah. Yah'shuah therefore implicitly affirmed that Moses' writings are indeed Yahweh's word.
Yah'shuah Didn't Destroy The Law Or The Prophets
Matthew 5:17-18 reads,
5:17"Don’t think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn’t come to destroy, but to fulfill. 5:18For most assuredly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished.
Yah'shuah therefore affirmed that the law and the prophets, the writings he affirmed as Yahweh's word, would continue in applicability even up to the time of the passing away of heaven and earth. Seeing that heaven and earth are still with us it is indeed the conclusion that nothing has passed away from the law, and it remains in full application.
Yah'shuah Commanded His Disciples To Abide By Moses' Authority
Matthew 23:1-4 reads,
23:1Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples, 23:2saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sat on Moses’ seat. 23:3All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don’t do their works; for they say, and don’t do. 23:4For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them.
Yah'shuah commanded human beings, including his disciples, to abide by the authority vested in Moses. In other words, he simply affirmed his word in Matthew 5:17-18, on the continuing applicability of the law or Yahweh's word as delivered by Moses to the children of Israel.
Believe What The Prophets Have Spoken
Luke 24:25-27 reads,
24:25He said to them, "Foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 24:26Didn’t the Christ have to suffer these things, and to enter into his glory?" 24:27Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
Yah'shuah's usage of the writings of Moses and those of the prophets shows that he acknowledged these as Yahweh's word. For in Matthew 4 and 15 he clearly taught that human beings are to live only by Yahweh's word, and here he was indeed teaching his disciples by the writings of Moses and the prophets. Yah'shuah therefore acknowledged that the writings of Moses and the prophets are indeed Yahweh's word.
Live By The Writings In The Law Of Moses, The Prophets And The Psalms
Luke 24:42-49 reads,
24:42They gave him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. 24:43He took it, and ate in front of them. 24:44He said to them, "This is what I told you, while I was still with you, that all things which are written in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me must be fulfilled."
24:45Then he opened their minds, that they might understand the Scriptures. 24:46He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 24:47and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 24:48You are witnesses of these things. 24:49Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. But wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high."
According to Yah'shuah the collection of writings that made up Yahweh's word, what all human beings are to live by, is that called the law of Moses, the prophets and the psalms - what is today called the Old Testament. This is synonymous with the Scriptures, according to the author of the above words - Luke.
Yah'shuah's Disciples Of All Nations Are To Observe The Things He Personally Commanded His Disciples
Matthew 28:18-20 reads,
28:18Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 28:19Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 28:20teaching them to observe all things which I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
Yah'shuah clearly commanded his disciples to teach new disciples of all nations to observe all things that he had commanded his disciples. He commanded them to live by every word that proceeds out of Yahweh's mouth. He also showed them that Yahweh's word is contained in the writings called the law of Moses, the prophets and the psalms (writings), now commonly known as the Old Testament. Therefore, the things that Yah'shuah's disciples are to observe are those that are contained in the writings commonly called the Old Testament. For observing the things in these writings is indeed living by words proceeding out of the mouth of Yahweh, seeing that words that proceeded out of Yahweh's mouth are contained in these writings.
Yahweh's Word To His Disciples Concerning Verification Of Words
Isaiah 8:16-20 reads,
8:16Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. 8:17I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. 8:18Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Yahweh of Hosts, who dwells in Mount Zion. 8:19When they shall tell you, "Consult with those who have familiar spirits and with the wizards, who chirp and who mutter:" shouldn’t a people consult with their God? On behalf of the living should they consult with the dead? 8:20To the law and to the testimony! If they don’t speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.
8:16 clearly shows that the testimony (prophets and writings) and the law (of Moses) should be bound and sealed among Yahweh's disciples. And in matters of light Yahweh's disciples are not to consult with forces of darkness. They are to consult only the law and the testimony. In other words, the very writings that Yah'shuah later used in affirming that he was indeed the Messiah, the law of Moses, the prophets and the writings, are the very same ones that Yahweh commands his disciples to consult. For light is contained in his word, which is recorded in these writings. And anyone speaking contrary to his word in these writings is devoid of light. In other words, any writing that is contrary to the law of Moses, the prophets and the writings is not Yahweh's word, but a word and work of darkness!
Another Test Yahweh Gives His People Concerning Verification Of Words
Deuteronomy 18:9-22 reads,
18:9When you are come into the land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 18:10There shall not be found with you anyone who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices sorcery, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer, 18:11or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 18:12For whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh: and because of these abominations Yahweh your God does drive them out from before you. 18:13You shall be perfect with Yahweh your God. 18:14For these nations, that you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice sorcery, and to diviners; but as for you, Yahweh your God has not allowed you so to do. 18:15Yahweh your God will raise up to you a prophet from the midst of you, of your brothers, like me; to him you shall listen; 18:16according to all that you desired of Yahweh your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Yahweh my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I not die. 18:17Yahweh said to me, They have well said that which they have spoken. 18:18I will raise them up a prophet from among their brothers, like you; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. 18:19It shall happen, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 18:20But the prophet, who shall speak a word presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. 18:21If you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which Yahweh has not spoken? 18:22When a prophet speaks in the name of Yahweh, if the thing doesn’t follow, nor happen, that is the thing which Yahweh has not spoken: the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you shall not be afraid of him.
Don't Listen To Those Who Practice Abominations
Yahweh clearly warned the children of Israel not to listen to those who practice abominations - the practices of darkness as seen in Isaiah 8:16-20. It is on account of both practising these abominations and listening to the practitioners of these abominations that Yahweh cast out of the land of Canaan those who inhabited it prior to the children of Israel.
How To Be Perfect With Yahweh
Yahweh instead commands the children of Israel to be perfect with him. And perfection with him is listening to the prophet he was to raise from among the children of Israel. For Yahweh would put his words in the mouth of this prophet and this prophet would indeed speak to his people the words Yahweh would put in his mouth, the words Yahweh would command him.
What The Prophesied Prophet Like Moses Spoke
This prophet has indeed been raised by Yahweh, and he is Yah'shuah. And from Yah'shuah's words already seen it is clear that he spoke Yahweh's words, affirming what Yahweh had already spoken and speaking only what Yahweh gave him to speak. He did away with human tradition contrary to Yahweh's word, and returned people to pure and truthful worship - worshipping Yahweh according to all the words that proceed out of Yahweh's mouth.
Yahweh Prophesied About The Existence Of False Prophets
Yahweh also knew that there would, in the course of time, arise prophets speaking presumptuously in his name, yet he would not have given them any command to speak to his people. Yahweh clearly commanded his people NOT to listen to such prophets, as they do not bear his authority! Instead, such prophets are to die, for speaking presumptuously in Yahweh's name!
One Way Of Recognising Prophets Speaking By Yahweh's Authority
Yahweh also taught his people one way of recognising whether a prophet truly was speaking with his authority or not. The future events predicted by prophets speaking Yahweh's words ALWAYS come to pass. But prophets whose predictions do not come to pass do not speak by Yahweh's authority. Yahweh's people are NOT to fear or respect such false prophets!
Yahweh's Other Test Of True Prophets Or Servants
Yahweh has also given his people another test of those who truly bear his word. Deuteronomy 13:1-5 reads,
13:1If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder, 13:2and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke to you, saying, Let us go after other gods, which you have not known, and let us serve them; 13:3you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams: for Yahweh your God proves you, to know whether you love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 13:4You shall walk after Yahweh your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and you shall serve him, and cleave to him. 13:5That prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because he has spoken rebellion against Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to draw you aside out of the way which Yahweh your God commanded you to walk in. So shall you put away the evil from the midst of you.
Some prophets pass the first test, of accurately predicting the future. They therefore appear to be sent by Yahweh. Nevertheless, if they subsequently teach Yahweh's people to rebel against Yahweh, causing Yahweh's people to depart from following Yahweh into following another, that prophet works abomination! And Yahweh commands his people to refrain from listening to prophets or people who cause his people to cease from serving him.
How False Servants Cause Yahweh's People To Rebel Against Him
Now how may a person cause another to cease from serving Yahweh?
If the person comes in the name of Yahweh, yet speaks to cause the other to disobey Yahweh's word, seeing that humans are to live by every word proceeding out of Yahweh's mouth, that person teaches rebellion! And that rebellion is abomination!
Be Familiar With Yahweh's Word In The Law And The Testimony
Yahweh's people must therefore be familiar with his words, contained in the law and the testimony, and assess whether the words of anyone purporting to come in Yahweh's name is in harmony with Yahweh's word or not. If the words of these people conflict with Yahweh's clearly revealed word in the law and the testimony his people are not to listen to such words. They should instead do away with such rebels and remove them from their midst!
Following Human Tradition In Accepting The New Testament Canon Is WRONG!
Returning back to the New Testament canon a few matters need to be noted in light of Yahweh's words. Many leading figures among believers in Yah'shuah have simply accepted or gone along with the New Testament canon on account of human tradition. Yah'shuah's teaching shows that human tradition is NOT truth, as truth is Yahweh's word. Therefore going by the accepted New Testament canon on the basis of human tradition is inconsistent with Yahweh's word, for it is Yahweh's word that is rightfully the basis for human conduct.
The Verification Test Is Yahweh's Word In The Law, The Testimony And By Yah'shuah
Secondly, human beings are to live by every word that proceeds out of Yahweh's mouth. These words are contained in the law and the testimony, and were also uttered by the prophet that Yahweh was to raise from among the children of Israel - Yah'shuah. Therefore the word of any other prophet or inspired speaker must be in harmony with that of the law and the testimony, and also in harmony with that of Yah'shuah. If the word of anyone is not in harmony with that of the law and the testimony and Yah'shuah's words then it is certain that it is a word and work of darkness, rather than one of light.
Words In The New Testament Out Of Harmony With The Law, The Testimony And By Yah'shuah Are NOT Yahweh's Word!
Fundamentally, the test of a word being Yahweh's word is its harmony with Yahweh's already clearly revealed word, in the law, in the testimony and by Yah'shuah. A word in conflict with the law, the testimony or Yah'shuah's word is NOT Yahweh's word, notwithstanding human tradition deeming it to be Yahweh's word. Yah'shuah has clearly affirmed Yahweh's word teaching us not to make void Yahweh's word on account of human tradition. We must therefore not accept any portion of the New Testament as being Yahweh's word unless it is in harmony with Yahweh's clearly revealed word by the law, the testimony and by Yah'shuah.
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