Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
"The Word of our Elohim stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8)
A Ministry of David M Rogers:
Shalom and Welcome to this Bible study website. BibleTruth.cc is a Bible study website that promotes and proclaims "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 written. We uphold the Torah (found in the 5 books of Moses) as the eternal and binding Covenant of YHWH the Creator. We proclaim the Everlasting Gospel which was revealed to the patriarchs and prophets, and was explained through Messiah and his disciples.
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 (aka Jesus or Yeshua) 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 honored that you have found this resource for correct biblical interpretation and understanding of 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 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 assemblies or in Jewish synagogues.
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. 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.
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 doctrine. I am not paid by anyone to produce what they want to hear. The writings and studies on this website 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. I endeavor to seek out the true meaning of Scripture regardless if that interpretation supports or contradicts any preconceptions I may have had.
Probably the single most important 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 but to explain it. 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. Yeshua 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 Yeshua 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.
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 Yeshua. They who take up his yoke upon them shall find rest for their souls. This yoke of Yeshua consists in the commandments of his Father. Walking in the Father's commandments is a demonstration that we truly love God. So 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. This is rooted in the understanding that God himself does not change in his character and attributes, nor does he change his mind when it comes to sin and righteousness.
The Old and New Testaments are NOT mutually exclusive. The New does not replace the Old! Neither does the New Testament make the Law and the Prophets go away. The New Testament is a continuation of the Tanach (Old Testament). Messiah came to teach a proper observance and understanding of the Torah and the Prophets. "If anyone turns a deaf ear to the Torah, even his prayers are detestable." (Proverbs 28:9) Therefore, whenever someone's interpretation of the New Testament teaches a new and different thing than that which is taught in the Old, that interpretation must be off the mark. The New Testament teaches us of the renewal of the Covenant relationship which Yahuwah made with the patriarchs through the work and teaching and atoning sacrifice of Messiah.
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"The God Who Is There" Series
►Worship in Spirit and in Truth: Toward a More Profound Worship Experience
"Fundamentals of the Bible" Seriesin the Law and the Prophets .pdf
"Understanding the Sabbath" Series
The Torah of Mosheh
The Appointed Times and Seasons
The Coming of Messiah ben Yoseph - the Suffering Servant
►Is Christianity's "Jesus" the True Biblical Messiah?
The Coming of Messiah ben David - the Reigning King
"Teachings of Messiah" Series
►The Sign of Jonah: Three Days and Three Nights
Things You Need to Know
About the Body of Messiah
Things You Need to Know About the Body of Messiah
"Doctrines of Demons" Series
The Book of Galatians: the Conflict of the Two Torahs
►The Tutor: 3:23-29
►Slavery v. Freedom: 4:1-20
►The Hagar Allegory: 4:21-31
►Exhortations and Concluding Remarks: 6:1-18
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What's New on BibleTruth.cc ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
August 2012: In response to the current thought in the Messianic world that we cannot "keep" the Sabbath day and the annual holy days, I offer this article refuting such a charge. It's entitled, Keeping or Celebrating? - Answering the Objection that We Cannot "Keep" the Appointed Times in Our Day. In it, I hope to encourage believers to provide a reasonable, biblical answer to the naysayers among the antinomian community.
May 2012: There has been a lot of talk these days about the Lunar Sabbath Calendar. This teaching is spreading like wildfire across the Messianic world. But its tenants are false. This teaching is dragging away believers into practicing Sabbath keeping in a way unheard of before. My article on The Lunar Sabbath is my contribution to refute the Lunar Sabbath theory by providing Scriptural proof that their interpretation of the Lunar calendar is baseless. I am calling for all those who have adopted the Lunar Sabbath theory to rethink their "proofs" and return to the biblical calendar and the creation Sabbath.
April 2012: As part of the BibleTruth.cc "Foundations of the Faith" Series, we have presented a study on the freedom which Messiah offers his disciples, called The Truth Shall Set You Free. This freedom encompasses freedom from the bondage of sin to freedom from man-made religious dogmas and traditions which so often handcuff us. Messiah Yahusha set the example for us by walking in full faithfulness to Elohim's commandments and also by breaking from traditions and customs of the religious institutions of his day to show us that we are free from man's religious laws and trappings. For those who understand and apply these teachings, there is true and profound freedom to walk in the righteousness which the Father has revealed to us in his Word.
February 2012: As part of the BibleTruth.cc "Foundations of the Faith" Series, this study of Righteousness: How is Messiah's Righteousness Imputed to Us? explores the source of Paul's teaching about righteousness by faith. We find the source documents for Paul's teaching in the Torah and the Prophets. Thus, the righteousness which is imputed to us and which Messiah offers to us is that same righteousness taught in all the Scriptures.
January 2012: The Everlasting Gospel is the subtitle to my website. Revisit this study article, if you please, and understand the scope of the Gospel that Paul writes about in his letters. I have updated and expanded this study to show the source materials of Paul's Gospel as found in the Torah and the Prophets.
October 2011: Every Christian has heard sermons about what Paul meant in Romans 12:1-2 about presenting your bodies as a living sacrifice. Yet, it is time to revisit this well known text to see what are the underlying Torah teachings to which Paul is referring. This is what we have put together in this article entitled, Romans 12:1-2 Presenting Your Body as a Living Sacrifice.
September 2011: It was time to update some of my original Bible study articles concerning the coming of Messiah. I have combined the old article called "The Rapture" and the article "The Coming of Messiah" into a comprehensive study of the major Pauline "rapture" passages. I think this study will put to rest the antiquated false doctrine of the pre-trib rapture for any serious Bible student who wants to know the truth. In The Coming of Messiah and the Rapture of the Church, I have provided ample evidence that Paul's teaching on the "rapture" was merely repetition and amplification of Messiah's teachings about his post-tribulation coming as recorded in Matthew 24 and its parallels.
~~~~~~~~~~~ Few of My Favorite Studies on BibleTruth.cc ~~~~~~~~~~~
The Sermon on the Mount is an eye opening study for anyone who wants to follow Messiah and walk in his footsteps. This is a concise commentary on the teachings in Matthew 5-7 with an emphasis on showing how the Messiah supported, explained and upheld the Torah of Mosheh as the correct walk of faith for all who follow Him.
1 Yochanan (The First Epistle of John) - A Practical Guide for the Walk of Faith is a thematic commentary. It's emphasis is to uncover and display the underlying Torah principles which inform Yochanan on the proper walk of faith.
"The Just Shall Live By Faith" explores the true meaning of faith from the Hebraic mind. It exposes the false and misleading notions of popular Christianity's concept of "faith." It compares Paul's righteousness by faith alone message with James' righteousness by works teaching. It proclaims the scriptural formula for pleasing the Almighty and finding oneself in favor before him.
The Gospel is an article which explains the Good News of Scripture from the point of view of the Hebraic context and culture of Israel. Popular Christianity sees the gospel as something very different than what the Scriptures teach, because they have torn it away from the prophetic utterances of Mosheh and the Prophets. This article seeks to restore an understanding of the Gospel by revisiting Paul's interpretation in the light of the Law and the Prophets.
In this article entitled, The Truth About Death, I have updated an old writing of mine explaining what happens to people when they pass away. Christians believe that believers' souls go straight to heaven to be in the presence of Jesus when they die. And they believe that sinners without Jesus will spend all of eternity in a conscience state in a torturous burning hell with no relief from their agony for all of eternity. This article sets the record straight about what really happens to people when they die.
Order in the Body of Messiah is a controversial fresh look at the issue of the roles and responsibilities of men and women in the congregation of Yahuwah. For too long there has been chaos in the Body of Messiah as apostatizing churches and Messianic congregations have ignored the model displayed in the Torah and in the New Testament for the operation of the set-apart assemblies of Yahuwah. With rampant feminism unleashed in our midst, and with men abdicating their responsibility of leadership in the home and in the congregation, our meetings have been contaminated with the shame of secular liberalism. In this study article, you will find out what the Torah and the New Testament say about proper conduct of men and women at home and in assembly.
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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)