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The Reasons for this Blog

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 I remember sitting on the living room floor and my fatherContinue reading “The Reasons for this Blog”

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Curious Shenanigans

The word curious comes from Latin according to etymoline.com. “mid-14c., “subtle, sophisticated;” late 14c., “eager to know, inquisitive, desirous of seeing” (often in a bad sense), also “wrought with or requiring care and art;” from Old French curios “solicitous, anxious, inquisitive; odd, strange” (Modern French curieux) and directly from Latin curiosus “careful, diligent; inquiring eagerly,Continue reading “Curious Shenanigans”

Old Testament Salvation?

“Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear not the reproach of man, nor be dismayed at their revilings. For the moth will eat them up like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool, but my righteousness will be forever, and my salvation toContinue reading “Old Testament Salvation?”

Feast of Tabernacles

And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth. John 1:14 Many people will start the observance of Sukkoth today depending on the calendar they are following. This feast is also called booths andContinue reading “Feast of Tabernacles”

The Curse of the Law

As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:27-28 What is the curse of theContinue reading “The Curse of the Law”

Old Commands or New?

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 There are many references to following the commandments of Yahweh written in the New Testament, sometimes referred to asContinue reading “Old Commands or New?”

Moving Forward

Hear the Matter started just over a year and a half ago. We are happy that it has been so widely received. Thank you to all that have liked, commented and shared on all the various social media platforms and WordPress itself. Here is a map of all the places that regularly hit the website.Continue reading “Moving Forward”

History Repeats Itself

“‘And you, my flock, thus says the Lord Yahweh: “Look! I am judging between one sheep and another, between the rams and between the he-goats.” EZEKIEL 34:17 Someone who has been raised in Christianity will likely know how displeased Jesus was with the religious leadership of His day. In fact, this is such a themeContinue reading “History Repeats Itself”

Impending Bloodbath

Alas for the day! For the day of יהוה is near, and it comes as destruction from the Almighty.  Joel 1:15 In the age of smooth talking and ear tickling, we as a collective church are rarely warned about the coming wrath and judgement of the Creator. While church people bicker and entangle themselves withContinue reading “Impending Bloodbath”

Left Behind

The words “left behind” have different meanings to different audiences. To some, it was an act by the US Congress to help school children, to others, it brings to mind the Tim LaHaye fictional depiction of what many still believe the “rapture” of the church will look like, based on his Left Behind movie andContinue reading “Left Behind”

What About Vipers?

And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover. MarkContinue reading “What About Vipers?”

Common Sense

The fear of Yahweh is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of Yahweh are true; they are righteous altogether, more desirable than gold, even much fine gold; and sweeter than honey, even honey in the comb. Moreover, your servant is warned by them; in keeping them is great reward. Psalms 19:9-11 Remember the phrase “common sense”?Continue reading “Common Sense”

What Would Jesus Do?

I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? Do not think that I will accuse youContinue reading “What Would Jesus Do?”

Welcome to the Jungle

“and the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery” Revelation 18:23 Guns N’ Roses had a popular song in theContinue reading “Welcome to the Jungle”

Faster Horses

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.  Psalms 119:165 There is a country music singer who had a hit song quite a few years ago, named Tom T. Hall, who sang “Faster horses, younger women, older whiskey and more money” in a song that he wrote named Faster Horses.Continue reading “Faster Horses”

Idol Pollution

The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries orContinue reading “Idol Pollution”

Was the Jerusalem Council Deceitful; or did Paul Keep the Commandments?

“Thus all will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself also live in observance of the law” Act 21:24b The Apostle Paul has been used to justify Christian lawlessness since his conversion. When it comes to the way Christians are to live their life orContinue reading “Was the Jerusalem Council Deceitful; or did Paul Keep the Commandments?”

Where is the Temple?

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.” 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 We have been hearing rumours of there being a third temple built in the Holy land forContinue reading “Where is the Temple?”

Who’s Deceived?

In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God.Continue reading “Who’s Deceived?”

Sowing the Seed

“Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive’. For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyesContinue reading “Sowing the Seed”

Broken Branches

“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched,Continue reading “Broken Branches”

Keeping Easter in Easter

Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 ThereContinue reading “Keeping Easter in Easter”

Spirit of AntiChrist

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we mayContinue reading “Spirit of AntiChrist”

The Hopelessness of Atheism

My blog posts are mostly directed to those who are in the church, or some version of organized religion. I try to challenge the system of beliefs that have crept into Christianity, or the Way, over approximately the last 1900 years, such as, witchcraft, worship of ancient, polytheistic deities in the name of Yahweh, antinomianismContinue reading “The Hopelessness of Atheism”

The Great Reset

Lately, the term “the great reset” has been thrown about concerning alleged world economic reform, green deals and such. There is even a book written by members of the World Economic Forum discussing this topic. The great reset that I want to discuss will have a much greater impact than any reset world leaders mayContinue reading “The Great Reset”

Food Sacrificed to Idols and the Sexual Immorality of Idolatry

“But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat foods sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality.” Revelation 2:14 Sometimes we do not grasp all that is beingContinue reading “Food Sacrificed to Idols and the Sexual Immorality of Idolatry”

The Mystery of The Gospel

A saying: ‘Look, if a man divorces his wife, and she goes from him and she becomes another man’s wife, will he return to her again?’ Will not that land be greatly defiled? And you have prostituted yourself with many lovers, would you now return to me?” declares Yahweh. Jeremiah 3:1” The Northern kingdom ofContinue reading “The Mystery of The Gospel”

Foolish Virgins

“She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.” Proverbs 31:18-20 What was Jesus trying to convey with His parable ofContinue reading “Foolish Virgins”

Where and What is Hell?

In our world of movies, mythology, and poor theology, the thought of a place called hell brings images of fire and pitchfork wielding, horned entities, torturing those unfortunate enough to find themselves in this underworld dungeon. Is this what the Bible tells us, or has our theology been intertwined with mythology once again? The CyclopediaContinue reading “Where and What is Hell?”

All You Need is Jesus?

Often Christians will say “all you need is Jesus”, or “ all that a person needs is Jesus”. What does this mean exactly? Unfortunately, many people view this as a prayer and church attendance, possibly treating people better, maybe abandoning some vices, believing that there is a deity who had a son that did somethingContinue reading “All You Need is Jesus?”

What Went Wrong?

“Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life.Continue reading “What Went Wrong?”

The Imaginations of Men

“Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he willContinue reading “The Imaginations of Men”

What Deception?

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the fatherContinue reading “What Deception?”

Which God Do You Serve?

I often bring up the name of God in many of my blogs, and it is not necessarily to emphasize the spelling of the name in any particular language. “Name” means more than a string of letters that are associated with that which a person or deity is called by the phonetic pronunciation of thoseContinue reading “Which God Do You Serve?”

The Woman and the Dragon

“In your distress when all these things have found you in the latter days, then you will return to Yahweh your God, and you will listen to his voice.” Deuteronomy 4:30. I have maintained the book of John’s Revelation needs to be examined in small portions and compared to other scripture to find its meaning.Continue reading “The Woman and the Dragon”

The Will of Yahuah

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” ~Jesus, from Matthew 7:21 According to Jesus, we must do the will of his Father if we are to be able to enter the kingdom of heaven.Continue reading “The Will of Yahuah”

Be Holy for I am Holy

“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’” 1 Peter 1:14-16 When a New Testament writer quotes scripture, we should takeContinue reading “Be Holy for I am Holy”

Praying In His Name

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us fromContinue reading “Praying In His Name”

Who is a Deacon?

“For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 3:13 Once I researched what it is to be a deacon, I was surprised to learn the “office of a deacon” was never an office.Continue reading “Who is a Deacon?”

Honour the Sabbath?

In previous blog posts, I have covered three of the Ten Commandments. Do not murder, do not be a false witness, and do not misuse His name. Remembering the Sabbath seems to be pretty important to Yahweh, and it is on equal ground with commandments such as do not murder, yet it is mostly ignoredContinue reading “Honour the Sabbath?”

The Wedding Garment

“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless.” Matthew 22:11-12 An overlooked prophecy by Zechariah which, I referenced in my last blogContinue reading “The Wedding Garment”

What is Church?

“If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.” Revelation 13:10 During the past two millennia, the church or the word church, has taken onContinue reading “What is Church?”

More than One Law?

“Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,as he does in all his letters when he speaksContinue reading “More than One Law?”

The Great Day of Yahuah

Scripture has much to say about the great and coming day of the LORD. Unfortunately, my experience has been that the subject is treated with silence from the pulpit. I am somewhat puzzled why this is the case with the subject matter spoken about by virtually every writer in the Old and New Testaments. IContinue reading “The Great Day of Yahuah”

Finding the Scroll

Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the scroll of the Torah in the temple of Yahweh,” and Hilkiah gave the scroll to Shaphan and he read it. 2 Kings 22:8 There were many cases of righteous kings and unrighteous kings of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel. OneContinue reading “Finding the Scroll”

Don’t be a Jeroboam

And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all of the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according unto the saying of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite: Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned,Continue reading “Don’t be a Jeroboam”

Vanity

Ecc 1:1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.Ecc 1:2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.Ecc 1:3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?Ecc 1:4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remainsContinue reading “Vanity”

Mixing Iron and Clay

The debate surrounding the sons of God named in Genesis chapter six and to whom they are referring to, really isn’t much of a debate anymore, because not many in mainstream Christianity talk about it, and it is often dismissed by the theory that the “sons of God” are just the sons of Seth, Adam’sContinue reading “Mixing Iron and Clay”

A Murderous Heart

How much innocent blood is shed in the world today on a daily basis? Has anything changed since the beginning? The sixth commandment Yahweh God gave to the twelve tribes at Mount Horeb was Deuteronomy 5:17 “Thou shalt not kill”. Genesis 4:9-10 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said,Continue reading “A Murderous Heart”

Information from Ezra We Stopped Reading, and Hope in the Resurrection of the Dead

The book of Revelation in the Bible is often neglected in Christianity due to its supposed difficulty and plain weirdness. Also, many people have made a lot of money trying to explain the visions John had and wrote down in the book. People often try to set dates for events, that are always wrong, whichContinue reading “Information from Ezra We Stopped Reading, and Hope in the Resurrection of the Dead”

What’s in a name?

It is interesting unraveling some of the linguistic situations that present themselves in modern translations of the Bible. In the Christian Bible there is the Old Testament, which was originally written in Hebrew, and the New Testament, which was originally written in Greek; or was it? Then there is the Septuagint, which seventy Hebrew translatorsContinue reading “What’s in a name?”

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