Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
"The Word of our Elohim stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8)
A Ministry of David M Rogers
(Pastor/Teacher for The Miqra at The Upper Room Chapel in Rock Hill, SC
and An Elder at House of Israel in Charlotte, NC)
Shalom (Peace) to you and Welcome to this Bible study website. BibleTruth.cc is written and published to promote and proclaim "the whole counsel of God" - both Old Testament and New Testament. We are convinced that all the Scriptures are as relevant today as when they were penned. We uphold the Torah (found in the 5 books of Moses) as the eternal and binding Covenant of Elohim (Hebrew for "God") the Creator with his people. This Covenant lays out the essential details and stipulations explaining how fallen mankind can have relationship with the Creator of heaven and earth on His terms. The Covenant reveals the Almighty's Instructions for Living and His will for our lives.
So, we proclaim the Everlasting Gospel which was revealed to the patriarchs and prophets, and was explained and clarified through Messiah Yahusha ("Jesus") and his followers. Furthermore, we believe that the Old Testament prophesies are being fulfilled right before our eyes as the other "lost" house of Israel is realizing its identity and is returning in repentance to that eternal Covenant YHWH made with the patriarchs and with our forefathers. We also proclaim that Yahusha is the promised Messiah ben Yoseph (the Suffering Servant) and that he will soon be revealed in esteem as Messiah ben David (the Reigning Offspring of David).
I'm glad and excited that you have found this resource which brings understanding to those longing for Scripture truth. There is no such thing as "luck" or "coincidence" or "happenstance" with the Creator God. The Sovereign Maker is in control of us and has led you here to discover the life-giving message of the Bible. This is probably so because you are searching for insight into some Bible topic. You are likely tired of the worn out and irrational interpretations of the Scriptures which you have found in traditional Christian churches and Messianic assemblies or in Jewish synagogues. And you may be fed-up with the hypocrisy and double-mindedness of places of worship that claim to be the "only true" body of believers.
Many are the denominational interpretations of the Bible. You can find hundreds of thousands of web pages which provide a traditional Christian interpretation of the Bible with all of their sectarian twists. And you will find multitudes of Messianic websites with interpretations which mix man-made traditions with Biblical truth. But most are flawed because their understanding is rooted in a faulty and misguided theological model, the underpinnings of which are in the traditions and commandments of men. But in this website, it is my hope that you find a fresh, believable interpretation of Scripture which fits the culture and context of history and meets the demands of common sense.
You will not find sectarian or denominational teachings in this website. We shun and repel doctrines of men which contravene and contradict the commandments of our Father in heaven. We do not add to or subtract from the revealed commands given from the mouth of God. We do not tolerate sinful compromise nor a watered down view of that spineless "other Jesus" spoken of by Paul (read 2 Cor 11:4). And we do not support any weak-kneed faith, sloppy agape or greasy grace. This is a Torah positive zone. We believe that what the Almighty said, he meant. And He does not change. We do not dabble in worldliness, but believe and proclaim the righteousness announced in the Scriptures - a righteousness from God based on trusting Him as manifested through obedience to His Law. That is the righteousness as taught in both the "Old" and "New" Testaments!
You may be thinking, "Why does the writer of BibleTruth.cc think that his interpretation of Scripture is to be believed and received over the long standing teachings, doctrines, traditions and customs of the Christian churches and denominations? What makes this guy so sure that his teachings and interpretations of Bible are better than all those?" These are great questions to ask. And I have endeavored to give a full answer to these questions and queries in an article you can open here, entitled, "BibleTruth."
But, in short, the difference that this website provides is a re-examination of the Scriptures without all the sectarian trappings and nuances you find elsewhere. I do not have to tow any denominational line here. I do not have to proclaim anyone else's interpretations, meet anyone's doctrinal standards or satisfy some foreign set of preconceptions. I am not paid by anyone to produce what they want to hear. The writings and studies on BibleTruth.cc are an outflow of my deep desire to know the Creator and to explain and proclaim the truths the Almighty has shown me through the Scriptures. Yet, I do not arrogantly think I have all the answers. I am not the "Bible answer man." I can only speak to those things which Father has shown me. So, I endeavor to seek out the true meaning of Scripture regardless if that interpretation supports or contradicts any preconceptions I may have had in the past.
Probably the single most outstanding difference that our approach to biblical interpretation provides over the popular Christian and Jewish interpretations, is that we understand that Messiah did not come to destroy the Torah (the Law and the Prophets) but to explain it, walk in it, and present obedience to Father's commandments as the correct and only way to walk pleasing before the Almighty. Christians, for centuries, have believed that Jesus destroyed the Law of God by nailing it to his cross. But that is far from the truth. The Master Yahusha said quite emphatically that he had not come to destroy the Law.
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:17-19)
As Yahusha clearly indicated here, every last commandment including the very least commandment of the Torah is still valid and expresses the will of Elohim for his people.
This single understanding changes nearly everything in the New Testament, such that we can now see the cultural and contextual backdrop of the teachings of Messiah and his disciples the way they intended their writings and teachings to be understood. Therefore, everything written in the New Testament MUST align with what is taught by the Torah and the Prophets. Thus, whenever someone's interpretation of the New Testament teaches a new and different thing than that which is taught in the Tanach (Old Testament), that interpretation must be in error. Any such teaching is a false teaching.
The prophet Jeremiah reminds us that the ancient paths are the way to find life and rest:
This is what Yahuwah says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)
Such it is for those who follow Messiah Yahusha. They who take up his yoke upon them shall find rest for their souls. This yoke of Yahusha consists in the commandments of his Father. And yet, as He himself said, this yoke is easy and this "burden" of the Torah is light. It is the traditions, teachings and commandments of men that are the true burden of organized religion. Walking in the Father's commandments is a demonstration that we truly love God.
The Old and New Testaments are NOT mutually exclusive. The New Covenant is better than the Old Covenant but the New does not dod away with the Law of Instructions introduced in the Old. The New Covenant writings explain the meaning and fulfillment of the Tanach (Old Testament). The New Testament teaches us of the renewal of the Covenant relationship which Yahuwah made with his people Israel through the work and teaching and atoning sacrifice of Messiah. Messiah came to teach a proper observance and understanding of the Torah and the Prophets. Thus, followers of Messiah should be observing all the commandments of the Father. So, "if anyone turns a deaf ear to the Torah, even his prayers are detestable." (Proverbs 28:9).
Thus this website provides a "proclamation" (teaching and living) of the Scriptures based upon an understanding that the Scriptures teach a unified, consistent message to mankind - that the Creator wants us to repent and walk in all his ways and be his people.
Teachings at The Miqra at The Upper Room Chapel
Video Teachings at House of Israel in Charlotte, NC
Bible Study Articles
(Please install BibleWorks Hebrew and Greek fonts to properly view this website.)
Website Theme Study: The Everlasting Gospel
"The God Who Is There" Series
Laying a Foundation: "The Elementary Teachings" Series
"The Meat of the Word" Series
►Righteousness: Toward a Balanced Understanding About Righteousness from the Perspective of the Torah, the Prophets and the New Testament
"Guarding the Sabbath" Series
Exploring The Torah (The Five Books of Moses)
Times and Seasons
The Ministry of Messiah: His Work and His Teachings
The Coming of Messiah ben David - the Reigning King
"Doctrines of Demons" Series
Paul's Letter to the Galatians: the Conflict of the Two Torahs
Other New Testament
Other New Testament Studies
What's New on BibleTruth.cc
The website title message regarding the Everlasting Gospel has been updated. I now have two versions of this study. The first version is for my Christian friends and is written using the standard English language names and terminology. I've done this so that the complexity of Hebrew naming conventions don't get in the way of an understanding of the core message of the Bible by my Christian friends who may not know any Hebrew. It can be found here: The Everlasting Gospel (English Names Version). The second version of this study is for my Hebrew Roots friends and contains the standard Hebrew Names and terminology we have become used to. It can be found here: The Everlasting Gospel (Hebrew Names Version).
I have also updated the study on the roles and responsibilities of men and women in the Assembly, entitled, Order in the Body of Messiah. In an attempt to keep up with the latest discussions about this hot topic, I have added and expanded in this article to stay current.
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You will not find any advertisements in the pages of this website, except for my wife's business. We are not owned or controlled by any man-made organization. Thus, we do not have to "tow the party line." We are able to unabashedly, unashamedly, and without sectarian pressure proclaim the truth propositions of the Bible.
Nonetheless, it would be foolish of me to say that I know it all and that all other interpretations are wrong. I cannot say that. What I present in this website is my understanding of the Scriptures after stripping (as best I can) all the flawed influences of tradition and custom from my thinking. If at any point I have misunderstood or misrepresented Scripture, I am always willing to hear the reasoning and adjust my understanding accordingly.
Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel since March 2003
"The Word of our Elohim stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8)