The Pauline Doctrine, in a
nutshell, is a Greek appropriate sound bite driven mistranslated
intentional twisting of what Sha’ul wrote… called Replacement Theology:
The Law has been abolished for
The Roman Church has replaced
The NT replaced the OT
Rome replaced Jerusalem
The Catholic Priesthood replaced
the Priesthood of Levi
“Jesus H. Christ” replaced the
name Yahusha the Messiah
“Roman Citizen Paul” replaced the Hebrew
Apostle Rav Sha’ul the Nazarene
The Trinity replaced Yahuah
Baptism replaced Mikveh
Salvation is based solely on Grace
with no works of The Law required. In fact, if you attempt to be obedient to
The Law you offend Grace and are damned.
This is called ‘Replacement Theology’ and is
a bold faced mistranslated sound bitten LIE.
All attributed to the Apostle
Rav Sha’ul, who has been presented to us as a Roman citizen and former
Jew, who rejected Judaism for Christianity. This false image of Sha’ul is as
destructive as the false image of Yahusha known as
Jesus the Roman
demi-god. Yahusha and Sha’ul were the two most influential Nazarene
teachers in history. To create “Christianity” these two Nazarenes had to be minimized,
marginalized, and incorporated into the Greek Hellenized world.
This Pauline Doctrine is a
lie and twists Sha’ul’s writings to contradict himself, Yahuah, The Law, the
Prophets, and the Messiah Yahusha’s own words. In fact, if you believe The
Pauline Doctrine (as it is taught in the pagan Christian Church) you are
left with just “Paul” as the source of your Faith, because no other writer
throughout the entire Scriptures ever support that doctrine (not even
Sha’ul!). If you believe in The Pauline Doctrine, then “Paul” stands
alone in contrast to every other man mentioned from Adam to Enoch to Noah to
Abraham to Isaac to Jacob to the all the Prophets, Judges, Kings all the way
down to Yahusha and even all the Nazarenes of the early ecclesia for 300 years
until the Council of Nicaea (who based their understanding on Sha’ul!).
All of which kept The Torah and worshipped the One and Only Elohim,
Whose Name is ‘Yahuah’. Not one man in the entire Bible, or early ecclesia,
kept Sunday, Easter, Christmas or worshipped the Trinity. NO ONE! Not one
man in that long line of sons of Yahuah EVER believed anything close
to The Pauline Doctrine or Incarnation! Not even Sha’ul, as we are about to
I am going to prove that
Sha’ul never believed in anything other than the Torah, (which he kept and
taught), and that he was obedient to the Sabbaths and Holy days, he taught
the Messiah (in light of the Prophets and Torah), and was uniquely
qualified to teach how Yahusha Fulfilled The Law… as Yahusha transposed The
Law from written in stone to written on our hearts. Yes “Transposition” is
at the heart of Sha’ul writings just like it was the message of Yahusha’s
ministry. I explain the concepts of Transposition and
Revelation in my book,
Sha’ul was just like every
other man of Yahuah from Genesis to Revelation. In fact, Sha’ul was
instrumental in the growth of the early “church” or rather Nazarene Ecclesia…
do you suppose taught these early assemblies to keep The Torah, Sabbaths, and Holy
Days for the first 300 years (until 300 AD when Constantine outlawed the
things Holy to Yahuah and forced sun worship on humanity)?
It was Constantine and the
Greeks who twisted Sha’ul’s writings into a lie. His writings were further twisted
by the famous “Reformers” who are close to being
worshipped in Christian Protestant circles. In the modern English Bible, which
is full of errors, Sha’ul writings bear no resemblance to his teachings. Only
in modern times is Yahuah moving to restore His Word and give us eyes to see
‘beyond the abomination’ known as The English Bible (with all its ‘intentional’
mistranslations, additions, and subtractions to support ‘Babylonian
I know that is a very shocking statement to make… and
guess what… that applies to King James’s translation too!
Our Bibles ARE
In fact, the English translations have, at last count,
over 300,000 errors resulting from copying and recopying … copies by pagan
scribes who inserted their own belief system into the text.
It is only now, in recent
modern times with new discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls and other modern
techniques and archeological discoveries, that we can identify these errors.
Only now can we overcome them to restore the Word of Yahuah and recreate, to
the best of our abilities, what the original writings in Hebrew said
Constantine burned them.
All the translations attempt
a word for word translation, leaving much to be understood, as context and
the Hebraic Mindset is ignored in that translation technique… we are still
in the position of not understanding the language/cultural matrix the
Scriptures were written in putting us in dire need of anointed teachers gifted
by Yahuah. Yahuah is raising up a number among us and giving them
the burning desire and Wisdom, to go back and do the needed research, to
restore the language/matrix of the first century and properly teach the New
Testament/Yahushaic Covenant in light of the Scriptures, in context. These are
men with the GIFT of teaching.
I want to point out a quote
from the book, Ancient Near Eastern Thought, and the Old Testament:
Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible it states a very
communication requires a common ground of understanding both the speaker and
the audience must do what they can to enter that common ground. For the speaker,
that often requires accommodating the audience. One uses words (representing
ideas) that the audience will understand thus, by definition, accommodating the
that common core of understanding exists between the speaker and the audience,
the author will not bother to explain himself to the understanding audience. But
if at a later date, an uninformed person not associated with the common core of
understanding reads the book and they are not native to the language/cultural
matrix, then much work must be done by the reader to seek out additional
information and explanation. If someone outside the language/cultural matrix
wants to take advantage of the information, they must adapt to the unfamiliar
language/cultural matrix within which the book is written.
This is the case today with
the Holy Scriptures. Both, when attempting to understand the Torah and
Prophets, but also when attempting to understand the Gospels and writings of
The Yahushaic Covenant. To truly understand the writings, we call “Scripture”,
we must transcend our modern language/cultural matrix and put ourselves in the
proper mindset of the Hebrew language/cultural matrix that existed thousands of
years ago…and most people do not have the time to do this; so this job falls on
the shoulders of those anointed by Yahuah to do it for them…. Teachers.
we need Teachers, “the Rauch” is not all we need! That too, is a sound bite
So says the one in complete
deception! That is the declaration of a fool!
A wise man will hear (and keep his mouth shut) and increase in learning, and a man of
understanding will acquire wise counsel!
If I have heard that once, I
have had to listen to that rebellion against His anointed teachers a million
times! If you are reading this book that obviously does not apply to you as I
am a teacher and you are heading my ‘wise counsel’. Most of the masses today
have totally lost contact with The Yahushaic Covenant and the concept of ‘discipleship’
which is why the masses are so misled. The body functions as a whole and
teachers are vital to its survival.
A lie from the pit of hell is
"all I need is the Ruach! I need nothing else and I do not follow
any man". Teaching is a Spiritual Gift given to a very
select few (read
1 Corinthians 12). The Body functions as
all individual parts submit to the others. The Ruach is a GUIDE as you seek
out a mentor to lead you into knowledge and understanding then study and apply
yourself (as I will demonstrate).
‘that all you
need is the Ruach’, is easily proven to be a lie. Almost EVERYONE is lost
in total deception by the FALSE Ruach...
Exactly as we were warned! There are as many "interpretations" as
there are people, so how is that the Ruach has created such confusion? Because
it is not true… ‘that all we need is the Ruach’ and teachers are not
required. The problem is there are too many self-appointed teachers and very
few truly anointed ones.
We better wise up as a body...
The Ruach is a guide, not a personal tutor... mentors are being raised up by
Yahuah and He speaks to them, and they instruct the masses as the
Ruach leads us to those anointed men, and then guides our search for the Truth.
33 “Those (few) who are wise will instruct many,
though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or
plundered. 34 When they fall, they will receive a little help, and many (self-appointed teachers) who are not sincere will
join them. 35 Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined,
purified, and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still
come at the appointed time.
So "go it alone" if you want, you are only
fooling yourself and in the process misleading everyone around you as you are
out of Covenant, have no understanding, and are not submitted properly to the
Very few are truly anointed to teach. VERY FEW and that comes
with GREAT responsibility.
Each of us should have
mentors, counselors, and elders we look up to for instruction.
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with
many advisers they succeed.
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but
victory is won through many advisers.
2 Timothy 2:2
The things which you have heard from me in
the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to Faithful men who will be able
to teach others also.
Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens
Give instruction to a wise man and he will
be still wiser, teach a Righteous man and he will increase his learning.
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me,
practice these things, and the God of Peace will be with you.
Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and
considering the result of their conduct, imitate their Faith.
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom
the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to
your remembrance all that I said to you.
Notice... the Ruach "brings
to remembrance all that Yahusha has said”. Yahusha was speaking
a Teacher. In other words, you need the Ruach + teachers, not just the
Ruach. If the teacher did not exist, there would be nothing for the Ruach to
bring to your remembrance! We are reading words penned
by men who lived 2000-5000 years ago, in a language/cultural matrix outside our
knowledge and understanding. In other words, we need teachers to bridge this
language/culture gap and who understand The Mystery Language and follow The
Ancient Enochian Path!
In Sha’ul’s case as a teacher,
his audience 2000 years ago, was a familiar audience and they existed on common
ground. Sha’ul simply did not need explain himself to an audience that was
already familiar with the language and the culture. Even then, Sha’ul and
Yahusha veiled their speech in what is called The Mystery Language so the Ruach
would be required to unlock the understanding.
Sha’ul had no idea a simple
private letter he wrote would someday be elevated to the level of “inspired
Words of Yahuah” (in error, as Sha’ul was a teacher, not a Prophet) and
then canonized into something called The Bible and studied by
cultures around the world. Had he been privy to this future Knowledge, I am
quite sure his letters would have become books hundreds of pages long, to
properly explain himself in the language and cultural matrix he lived. Much
like the books I write! He would have gone to great lengths to explain complex
ideas and topics, knowing this future audience would be from another
language/culture matrix all together. Sha’ul did not know this and his letters
are very short and a great deal of knowledge and information was already shared
between Sha’ul and the person or assembly to whom he was writing. So Sha’ul did
not see the need to elaborate on many ideas; they were assumed. This is
where the opportunity to twist the Scriptures presents itself to those who are
To think we can pick up our English Bibles and read a
small letter Sha’ul wrote that has been transliterated through two maybe three
across many cultures over the past 2000 years and the Ruach is going
to “fill in the blanks” is foolish on our part.
We, as the reader, must put
in much effort to put ourselves into the Hebraic mindset of 2000 years ago, and
be mindful of the language and cultural barrier. Even then we must be anointed
with the understanding of The Mystery Language by Yahuah to teach. This is what
anointed teachers bring to the table.
Instead, we have been conditioned
to believe that Yahusha and Sha’ul (and the other writers in the
Yahushaic Covenant) communicated and wrote in Latin! Latin was a
transitional language to the Jews of the Second Temple period, it was not their
native tongue. There is ‘zero’ chance that the early believers, made up of exclusively
of Hebrew Nazarenes, communicated in anything other than their native Hebrew
tongue. We must admit to ourselves,
the effects of Rome ‘winning’ the Roman/Jewish Wars and what that effect had; not
only in history, but in the Bibles that we have in our hands today! We need to
study the history of the early church, how Christianity was created, and admit
(and research) that Constantine burned all the original Hebrew texts
after the Council of Nicaea, to hide what was done to humanity at
that Council. Humanity was given Constantine’s existing religion,
Cult of Sol Invictus, and
the Scriptures altered to support that
That is why the earliest
version of the NT writings we have today, are no earlier than 300 years after
the Messiah’s death and written in Latin (The Council of Nicaea was 300 AD!).
These later Latin versions were translated from Hebrew originals but they were
altered by the pagan Latin scribes to support pagan Greek Hellenism and sun
worship. I explain all of this in great detail in my book,
and the Great Deception.
So, this is our challenge today in the modern age,
some 2000 years removed from the first advent of the Messiah. We must restore
back to these earliest writings, their Hebrew framework and put ourselves (as
much as we can) into the proper language/cultural matrix in which the books
in The Yahushaic Covenant were written. We must literally go back to the
drawing board and cast aside the last 2000 years of Roman biased
interpretations and effects of Hellenism.
I want to provide some
guidance in how we all should approach the Scriptures. The Below rules are the
guidelines that I follow in order to ensure the conclusions and doctrines that
I teach are accurate, true, and provable:
A Firm Foundation.
As with any discipline, to
master that discipline you must first have a foundation. You must know
"the big picture" and approach the details properly with that big
picture in mind. Otherwise you will get lost in the details and misinterpret
them. "You can't see the forest for all the trees!".
This is why we fall for sound
bite doctrines, we do not understand the Big Picture to realize they violate
the master plan which is laid out in The Heavenly Scroll.
The Hebraic Mindset.
The Faith in the Bible is the
Faith of the Hebrews... not Greeks. Everything must be understood in that frame
of mind called The Hebraic Mindset. You don't have to "speak Hebrew".
Jews have spoken it for 2,000 years and are no closer to realizing Yahusha is
their Messiah. All you need is good reference material, concordances, and a
Hebrew to English interlinear reference.
The Scriptures are one
accord. There are no discrepancies and no contradictions. Every doctrine is
established with Scripture Interpreting Scripture (not tradition) as everything
must be established "line upon line, precept upon precept". Yahuah
revealed His Word progressively over time through Covenants, prophecies,
teachings, etc. which build on The Heavenly Scroll, further revealed over time
from Genesis to Revelation to reveal The Plan of Salvation and The Kingdom of
Know what is ‘Scripture’ and what is commentary.
Every word contained in the
Bible is not "Scripture". Some books have weight as The Word of
Yahuah and others are simply human commentary by His sons who are anointed… but
fallible and at time even argue among each other.
Understand the Covenants in Scripture.
Covenant theology opposes
replacement theology. Each Covenant is built on the one before it, as the 6
previous Covenants culminate into The Yahushaic Covenant which is defined by
the previous 6. No Covenant stands alone.
We must understand the basic
structure of all Covenants. Every Covenant has two signatories to it. Yahuah
and the human mediator that represents the rest of mankind. Every Covenant has
stated goals, objectives, and standards laid out in the "terms and
conditions". These terms and conditions remain the same from the Edenic to
The Yahushaic Covenant.
Nothing has ever been
abolished, simply transposed from the physical representation to its Spiritual
Physical to Spiritual Parallels.
For every physical example in
Scripture, there is a more important Spiritual parallel it was designed to
teach us. The physical is not the point but rather a training aid, a tutor, to
guide us into understanding a Spiritual Kingdom we cannot see, feel, taste,
hear, or touch.
Intent trumps the "letter".
Yahuah has a purpose behind
your life, and that purpose is to develop within us a ‘loving obedient heart’.
That is accomplished first by adherence to the letter as children
because we do not yet "understand".
As we mature, that letter
bears Fruit within us and we mature to the ‘higher level’ of Obedience to the ‘intent’,
then… we enter a state of Divine Liberty from the letter.
Everything should be kept in
context. From The Heavenly Scroll through the Earthly Scrolls. They should
agree and be understood in context of each other. Context should be kept as
Textual Context: never sound bite a Scripture. It must be kept in the
context of what is being written around it.
Author Context: every Scripture must be understood in the context of
all the writing of that author. For Sha'ul, you cannot understand Galatians
outside of understanding EVERY letter he wrote.
Scriptural Context: The New Testament cannot be understood outside of
the Old Testament. The "Old Testament" cannot be understood outside
of the context of The Heavenly Scroll.
Historical Context: The Scriptures are understood within the context of
the time in history, the society, the place humanity existed at that time
relative to progressive revelation.
Spiritual Context: Scripture is understood only in context of physical
to Spiritual Parallels.
GET A GOOD TRANSLATION OF SCRIPTURE.
The only one I know of,
properly translated with zero Incarnation references, or implications, properly
translated in the Hebraic Mindset, with the Big Picture kept in perspective
is... The Book of Yahweh. No other translation even comes
Rule #10. a:
Read my book, The Kingdom!
Mentorship is one of the
fundamental doctrines in Scripture. Find an anointed teacher and stop
talking and LISTEN. Stop teaching and LEARN. You are not even close
to qualified to teach until you have been properly mentored into the Faith by a
Nazarene as Yahusha was with John, the disciples with Yahusha, Sha'ul with
Gamaliel, Elisha with Elijah, and so forth.
I have written, what I
believe, is the only book ever written (The Kingdom) to teach us
all how to study Scripture, as laid out above. I give examples of each rule in
this book, then I lay down the foundation we all MUST have, if we are ever
going to truly understand what we read. In my book,
after explaining "how" to study the Scriptures, I define The Kingdom
which is the ‘Gospel Message’. The Gospel is NOT "God came to Earth to
die as a man to save us from Obedience to His Law"... it is The
Kingdom of Yahuah is at hand! So, that is where the journey begins.
is The Kingdom?
This book explains what
Yahuah's Purpose is in Creating the Universe, what is the meaning and Purpose
of your individual life, what is Yahusha's role and how was he prepared to
serve in that role. Then, I break down the Spiritual Kingdom by comparing it to
its physical counterpart.
This one book will deliver
the foundation missing today in all teachings. It will open your eyes to the "reason"
and "purpose", and the Scriptures will begin to come alive in a way
you never thought possible. There is no substitute for a rock-solid foundation,
and with THAT foundation… you will then begin to understand the details as they
all begin to build in support of, and to further define... The Kingdom.
This is not a book you read
once... this is a book you will want in your library to refer to, to study, and
to keep the proper foundation in the forefront of your mind always.
Many people have asked of me "Sha'ul, how do you come
away with the understanding of Scripture that is so vastly different from
others, yet so perfectly proven that it brings everything into such clarity?”
I want to address this because it is probably the most
pressing issue facing all of us. We have all been taught all our lives the
way to study the Word of Yahuah. We are under the impression it is one big book
to be read cover to cover. Then we get ourselves such things as a Yearly Bible
or undertake our own effort to sit down and just read the entire Bible. Big
Or, even worse, all of us have been taught to study Scripture
by employing a "sound bite" approach; where we look up Scriptures
that have the same words/concepts, then build a collection of Scriptures and string
them all together… then come to some type of understanding on what is
"implied" by that grouping of verses etc.
Even BIGGER mistake!
In recent years, as Yahuah is moving to re-establish His
Word within a Hebraic standpoint, we have added to the approaches above,
looking the words up in Hebrew to get a better understanding. This is a good first
step, but far from bringing the Scriptures to life, so that we can overcome the
false doctrines. Almost every "doctrine" floating around today
is what I call a "sound bite implied lie"...
How is it, that I am able to overcome these long standing
false doctrines? These false doctrines are very deceiving because when we read
the "proof", we see all these Scriptures (taken out of context),
seemingly, in supporting the false doctrine.
So how then, should Scripture be approached so that we are
not misled and approach a doctrine that can be proven true without a doubt?
Even doctrines that go against 2,000 years of deception and contradict
every other teacher on Earth that teach the same old tired lies?
This book is not about Rav
Sha’ul the Apostle but about what is a Nazarene. However, to understand Yahusha
The Nazarene, we must overcome these false witnesses who claim “Paul is
a false teacher”. Sha’ul was the most educated of all inspired writers and was
chosen to be the one to explain who Yahusha was, and how he Fulfilled The Law
by transposing all previous 6 Covenants from their physical state to their
perfect Spiritual realities. When we get to Yahusha later in this book, our
understanding comes almost exclusively from The Torah, Prophets, and then
Sha’ul… who brings them all together. For that reason, I want to spend a little
time defending Sha’ul overall, proving… that he was not a false teacher who
taught The Pauline Doctrine. When it comes to Sha’ul, we need to understand the
role he was called to play in the Kingdom of Yahuah, and that role is as an
Yahusha did not come to
explain the Yahushaic Covenant, but to introduce a “Family” relationship to
Yahuah in a much more intimate personal way than ever before! Revealing Yahuah
as our Father in an ‘Adoption Covenant’ we enter into with Him, as the Bride of
Yahusha (His Firstborn Son). Yahusha came to show us ‘The Way’ we all
follow to Fulfill The Law and defeat death.
Yahusha Declared his
‘birthright’ as a Son of Yahuah in such a Powerful way that he was
accused of blasphemy. A birthright that belongs to ALL of us as sons of
Yahuah! Yahusha came to overturn traditions of man in the Talmud and restore us
back to the written Instruction of Yahuah found in the Torah. In this way,
Yahusha’s yoke is easy, his burden is light, because when you ignore the
traditions of men (the 5,200 page Talmud) and come back to the
Instruction of Yahuah, they are quite easy and simple. Then, Yahusha elevated
the “letter” to “intent” further simplifying our Obedience for those mature
enough to “get there”. Yahusha came to “show us the way” by walking in
Obedience to the “Will of Yahuah” in the Spiritual intent (not the
letter), ‘transpose’ The Law and all previous 6 Covenants to their
Spiritual reality, then walk the Narrow Path on Passover demonstrating Mikveh,
Circumcision, and Offering both physically and Spiritually.
It was Rav Sha’ul, then, as a
‘Doctorate in The Law’ (we call them Pharisees) who was chosen to
explain all of this; and how Yahusha Fulfilled and ‘transposed’ all the
physical shadows to their Spiritual truths. And now it is up to modern day
anointed teachers to restore Sha’ul’s works back to their original intent, to
restore back to us one of the most anointed Nazarenes who ever lived (behind
only Yahusha and John the Baptist!). Sha’ul was the Leader of the Nazarenes
(he had understanding) and the Nazarenes would accept him as their
Leader! This speaks volumes as to what Sha’ul believed and
I know, what about what Sha’ul said? He clearly said The Law
has been abolished. He said “Jesus” nailed it to the “cross”. He said the Torah,
which came 430 years after the Promise of the seed to Abraham (Gal 3:17),
was given at SINAI, and was not a permanent set of binding ordinances! Sha’ul
said the new ministration of the Spirit
has in fact done away with The Law!
Sha’ul said The Law was nothing more than a “tutor” that we no longer need.
Sha’ul said a man is justified by Faith apart from The Law! and so on and so
forth go the lies of the Pauline Doctrine of the Christian Church.
Don’t worry! I answer all those
objections in my book, The Law and the Pauline Doctrine. In that
book, I put Sha’ul’s writing back into context, and I properly teach Sha’ul’s
writings. I demonstrate that every one of the above statements is a lie.
I demonstrate that the Christian Church has taken Sha’ul’s
writings out of context, translators have mishandled the Greek
manuscripts, and Christianity has done everything possible to use Sha’ul to
justify abolishing The Law of Yahuah.
The Apostle Sha’ul was, in fact, a devout Jew, a Torah
Master (Pharisee), a LAWyer, who loved The Law of Yahuah
and Proclaimed that fact over and over and is found TEACHING others to be
obedient to The Law.
– Sha’ul praising those who “live in Obedience to The
so do what we tell you.
There are four men
with us who have made a vow. 24 Take these men, join in
their purification rites, and pay their expenses, so that
they can have their heads shaved.
Then everybody will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that
you yourself are living
in Obedience to The Law.
– Sha’ul Declaring Obedience to The Law is the
definition of Righteousness
13For it is not those who hear The Law who are Righteous in Yahuah's
it is those who Obey The Law who will be Declared Righteous.
– Sha’ul Declaring his belief in The Law and
“But this I admit to you: I Worship the Elohim of our fathers in accordance with the Way
(which they call a sect). I continue to believe everything that accords with
The Torah and everything written in the Prophets.”
Sha’ul declaring he is a Torah Observant Jew
Brothers, (speaking to the local Jewish leaders)
although I have done nothing against either our people or the traditions of
our fathers (The Torah and Prophets) …
– Sha’ul going out of his way to celebrate the
giving of The Torah
For Sha’ul had decided to bypass Ephesus on his
voyage, in order to avoid losing time in the province of Asia, because he was
hurrying to get to Jerusalem, if possible in time to celebrate Shav’uot.
(Celebrate WHAT? Sha’ul went out of his way to
celebrate Shav’uot which is THE
CELEBRATION OF THE GIVING OF THE TORAH!)
– Sha’ul going to a Torah observant Jew to be
A man named Hananyah, an observant follower of The
Torah (why would he add that statement?)
who was highly regarded by the entire Jewish community there, came to me, stood
by me and said “Brother Sha’ul, see again!”.
Philippians 3: 4-6: Sha’ul was a Pharisee, a Jewish Rabbi blameless in
keeping The Law until he died
4. Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh
that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5. Circumcised the
eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the Tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the
Hebrews; as touching The Law, a Pharisee; 6. Concerning
zeal, persecuting the church; touching the Righteousness which is in The Law,
Sha’ul, being frustrated with the Spiritual Immaturity of
believers and their total lack of Knowledge of The Torah/Law, said this:
- Spiritual Immaturity
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers (of The Torah, there was no such thing as the ‘New Testament’
when he wrote this), you need someone to teach you again the first
principles of the Oracles of Yahuah (The Torah);
and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes
only of milk is unskilled in the word of Righteousness (Righteousness is Keeping The Law so “Word of Righteousness”
is The Torah), for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who
are of full age (mature Saints with minds set on Spiritual
Law), that is, those who by reason of use (keeping The Feasts/Torah/Sabbaths) have their (Spiritual) senses exercised (trained
through physical to Spiritual parallels) to discern
both good and evil (which is defined by The
Law of Yahuah, good is Obedience to His Commands, evil is breaking them).
Sha’ul encouraged the church in Colossae whom he properly
taught to keep The Torah. It was a pagan community and province
of Rome and they were being “judged” by their pagan neighbors for keeping The
Torah. Sha’ul encouraged the keeping of The Kosher Laws/Feasts/New
Moons/Sabbaths because in doing so they would learn Spiritual Truths through physical
rehearsals and metaphors. Sha’ul is literally teaching the reality
of learning through Physical to Spiritual parallels below:
16 Therefore do not let anyone
judge you by what you eat or drink (as they kept
Kosher Laws), or with regard to a religious Festival (as they kept the Feast Cycles), a New Moon
celebration (as they celebrated each month) or
a Sabbath day (as they kept the 4th
Commandment and celebrated weekly).
These (things Sha’ul taught them to do, remember
they were pagans not Jews) are a shadow (physical
rehearsals) of the things that were to come (Spiritual
Truths); the reality, however, is found in
the Yahushaic Covenant.
The Christian Church (for 1,700 years) has taught the
Scripture above as though Sha’ul was chastising the church for following
“Judaizers”, who came after him teaching the church to keep The Torah. Like Sha’ul,
was somehow mad they were keeping The Law. These “Judaizers” as I have shown
were the Nazarenes. Sha’ul was, in reality, their LEADER! He was most
definitely establishing his assemblies based on Torah Obedience.
Jews could have cared less about what they considered
“pagan Gentiles”, or what Sha’ul was doing.
The Jews were upset with Sha’ul, because he was a
high-ranking Pharisee who abandoned them to follow Yahusha! They
were already condemning Sha’ul for going to the Gentiles to begin with. Why
would they then go after him, and take the time to follow Sha’ul around “Judaizing”
a bunch of pagans. Jews do not proselytize! Not then… and not now. One of the
reasons why Yahuah withdrew His blessing from them. The Jews (House of Judah)
were supposed to take The Torah to the nations as His priests and have failed.
The House of Israel is now carrying The Torah to the nations for them!
No, these assemblies were
the Lost Sheep of the House
of Israel living among the Gentiles, who had converted, and were taught
by Sha’ul to keep The Torah that they, in their hearts, longed to keep. They
were already displaying outwards sign of living it as it was “written on their
hearts”. They were being condemned by their pagan neighbors for their “foreign
behavior”. Sha’ul clearly said do not let anyone judge them for
these things. It is amazing how we are blinded to what is actually said in Scripture
as we approach it from the bias of our “teaching” or shall I say FALSE teaching.
Either Sha’ul is a liar for saying one thing and,
teaching another; and a false teacher for teaching doctrines that directly
contradict explicit Declarations made by Yahusha and Yahuah… or
maybe… perhaps we have been misled about what Sha’ul said by the
Could it be that the Christian Church stands in rebellion
against Yahuah and His Law and has twisted Scripture to justify their Lawlessness?
Let us reveal the REAL Apostle Sha’ul, he…
Actually, celebrated the giving of The Law on Shav’uot.
Went to a Torah observant Jew to be healed from blindness
Pleaded with his fellow Jews that he continued to believe
everything written in The Law and had done nothing to undermine it (or teach
it to be abolished).
Said only those who obey The Law will be Declared Righteous
Said Obedience to The Law leads to Sanctification
Took the Nazarite Vow (defined in The Law) and lived in Obedience
to The Law.
Remained until his death a Torah Observant Jew
Was blameless in keeping The Law
Was a Jewish Rabbi who studied under the famous Rabbi Gamaliel
Was a Pharisee which today would be the
equivalent of a
If you want to know what Sha’ul actually taught, read my
books The Yahushaic Covenant and
The Law and The Pauline
Doctrine as I explain The Law in
The Yahushaic Covenant
and deal directly with the writings of the Apostle Sha’ul.
I want to address the name of
the Apostle. Was his name originally Sha’ul then changed by some divine
mandate, to Paul, to illustrate some mythical transformation of the Pharisee
Sha’ul, to a new Roman version Paul, who totally turned his back on everything
he stood for his entire life, and abolished The Law?
Of course, not.
Let’s use a little common
sense here, and step outside the “box” of Christianity. Let me begin with one
of the greatest misconceptions floating around in modern times.
Did Yahuah change
Sha’ul’s name to “Paul”?
The way it is taught in
Christianity, is that Yahuah changed Sha’ul’s name to Paul (much like He
changed Abram’s to Abraham) as an illustration that all that Sha’ul had
stood for (His Hebrew heritage, The Law, The Sabbath, and The Holy Days)
had been abolished along with his Hebrew name, in favor of a new Gospel that
was appropriate to the Greeks. His new name “Paul” was (as is taught in
Christianity) a new banner for a new gospel message of replacement
It is interesting, to me, how
far Christianity will go to make a mountain out of a mole hill (so to speak)
to justify their abominations! Many times, we need to look no further that the
Catholic Church’s own admissions to find the truth. Like Constantine’s life is
proven to be a lie! He was a sun worshipper until his death, the Catholic
Church’s own documents reveal that Constantine never became a believer in the
Hebrew Faith at all! The entire story of him seeing a ‘cross in the sky’ was
a myth! In fact, the Catholic Church’s documentation reveals Constantine
remained a devout sun worshipper of Mithras until the day he died. Same is true
with this so-called “conversion” of Sha’ul, and name change to prove it. We
read the true story of this simple dual name conflict on Catholic.com. We read
that Yahuah did not “change” Sha’ul’s name at all, but rather, being born a
Roman Citizen (which he inherited from his father), Sha’ul was given the
birth name Sha’ul, but was known by both Paulus and Sha’ul his entire life,
depending on his audience and the native language the audience spoke.
“Did God change Sha’ul’s name to Paul. No,
He didn't. Many mistakenly assume the Lord changed Sha’ul's
name to Paul sometime after Sha’ul converted from Judaism to Christianity,
which happened during his encounter with Christ on the Road to Damascus (Acts
9:1-19). Unlike the instance of Jesus changing Simon's name to
as a way of signifying the special role he would play in the Church (Mt 16:18,
Jn 1:41-42), in Sha’ul's case there was no name change.
Sha’ul of Tarsus was
born a Jew, "circumcised on the eight day, of the race of Israel, or the
tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrew parentage, in observance of the law a
Pharisee" (Phil 3:5). The Hebrew name given him by his parents was Sha’ul,
but, because his father was a Roman citizen (and therefore Sha’ul inherited
Roman citizenship), Sha’ul also had the Latin name Paul (Acts 16:37, 22:25-28),
the custom of dual names being common in those days. Since he grew up in a
strict Pharisee environment, the name Sha’ul was by far the more appropriate
name to go by. But after his conversion Sha’ul determined to bring the gospel to
the Gentiles, so he dusted off his Roman name and became known as Paul, a name
Gentiles were accustomed to.
So, there is no “mystery” to
this at all! It was quite common in the Second Temple period (since
Jerusalem was a Roman province) for Hebrews to have both a Hebrew and Latin
name, especially if they were born a Roman Citizen as was Sha’ul. He was 100%
Hebrew, but simply born in a Roman province to his father who was already a
Citizen of Rome. Sha’ul went by both names all his life, and continued to go by
both names depending on the audience he was trying to reach, Sha’ul made this
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
Although I am free in regard to all, I have
made myself a slave to all so as to win over as many as possible. To the Jews I
became a Jew to win over Jews; to those under The Law I became like one under
The Law - though I myself am not under the curse of The Law - to win
over those under the Death Decrees in The Law (remain
out of Covenant with Yahusha). To those outside The Law (Greeks, pagan Gentiles, Lost Sheep of the House of Israel)
I became like one outside The Law. To the weak I became weak to win over the
weak. I have become all things to all, to save at least some. All this I do for
the sake of the Gospel, so that I too, may have a share in it.
1 Corinthians 10:33
as I also please all in all things, not
seeking my own profit, but that of the many, that they may be saved.
1Now we who are strong ought to bear the
weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. 2 Each of
us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification (if they be Greeks, I go by Paul, if they be Hebrews I go by
Given the times in which
Sha’ul lived, and the animosity between the Greeks and the Jews; Sha’ul simply
did not want to make his task any more difficult than it already was by
appearing to be Jew, so he chose to approach the Greeks in his Greek name. At
the same time, approach the Jews in his Hebrew name. It is not more complicated
Might I say, “good job Sha’ul! That is how you are to
be crafty as a snake, innocent as a dove!”
Notice the passage in (Acts
13:9) doesn’t say, “Sha’ul, who changed his name to Paul,”
but rather, “Sha’ul, who was also called Paul…” as, in addition
to, not instead of. How easy has it been for the enemy to rob Sha’ul, the third
greatest figure in the Yahushaic Covenant, second only to Yahusha and John the
Baptist (all of whom were Nazarene Leaders), of his Jewish identity and
thus confuse the nature of The Yahushaic Covenant.
The enemy has worked hard to
blind the Jewish people to Yahusha. However, the Christopagan Church has helped
by de-Judaizing many of the central characters of The Yahushaic Covenant.
Paul is not presented as Sha’ul, a learned rabbi who
studied under the most famous Jewish Rabbi Gamaliel, who followed the Hebrew
Messiah, and then became the outspoken Leader of the Nazarenes. Rather,
Christianity presents Sha’ul as “Paul” a former Jew who started a religion
foreign to Judaism.
The supposed name change is a
central theme among those who would pervert Sha’ul’s message. Certainly, this was not the
case in his mind as he states
“For this reason, therefore I have called for
you…, because for the Hope of Israel I am bound with this chain”.
Sha’ul makes it crystal clear
the REASON he was bringing the Gospel to the Gentiles. He was not suffering for
a new religion, but rather he suffered for the Hope of Israel… he was a
Nazarene, not a Christian. I want to set some boundaries and guidelines that will
serve as a foundation from which we will approach the writings of Sha’ul. The
first thing we must do, is transcend our modern language/culture matrix, and
enter into the language/culture matrix of the Second Temple Period in order to
put Sha’ul’s writings in THAT context, the proper context. Not a Greek
context. For a complete look at The
Law vs. The Pauline Doctrine and the truth of what Sha’ul’s letters actually
say when properly translated and kept in context, please read my book,
Law and The Pauline Doctrine.