Sacred Name, Hebrew Roots; Disinformation in the Christian Truth Movement

Sacred Name, Hebrew Roots; Disinformation in the Christian Truth Movement

Christian Observer | 7/4/2017

This started out as a rant about countless Christian “Truth” websites that are presenting important information all aspects of the New World Order while misleading believers into false teachings (Spurred by a visit to the site “World’s Last Chance”). The internet is a minefield of disinformation that’s being put out to divide and confuse and misdirect people so that finding the truth becomes like finding a needle in a haystack. Every important truth that might awaken the masses, cause them to see clearly and unite is stopped by a “gatekeeper” who brings just enough lies to misdirect and divide.

The Christian “Truth” community is largely represented by people who have hold to the “End Times”/Dispensational view of eschatology. While eschatology (theology dealing with the final events in world history) is not a gospel issue, in my video “Chemtrails: A Christian Perspective”, I show this to have been created by the Vatican as a “script” for Christians to view current events through, likely to keep them complacent and in fear.

But the divisions go much further to include the “Hebrew Roots”/”Sacred Name” “movement” (what have we learned about “movements”? That they are infiltrated if not created and led by those who are hiding the truth.) Here we are talking about something that must be addressed. The Hebrew Roots movement is modern “Judaizing“. A good walk through the book of Galatians and Hebrews, actually the entirety of the New Testament will show that these teachings are the same returning to Jewish law that Paul fought against throughout the New Testament. .

Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. ~ Titus 1:14

You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? –  Gal 3:1-14

(Description) …  this historic publication of Gates of Light allows readers to enter the hidden world of the Kabbalah and its profound and beautiful Biblical interpretation. This central text of Jewish mysticism was written in thirteenth-century Spain, where Kabbalah flourished. Considered to be the most articulate work on the mystical Kabbalah, Gates of Light provides a systematic and comprehensive explanation of the Names of God and their mystical applications. The Kabbalah presents a unique strategy for intimacy with the Creator and new insights into the Hebrew Scriptures. In the Kabbalah, aspects of God emanate from a hierarchy of Ten Spheres interconnected by channels that may be disrupted or repaired through human activity.

The “Sacred Name” movement, those who insist that we need to call God “Yahweh” or Jesus “Yahashua” (or one of many other “sacred” names, some going so far as to allege that not calling Jesus by his “Hebrew” name means that you are not truly saved), is a teaching of mystical Kabbalah. The Kabbalist website, Chabad.org, in their article; “Divine Names: Like Holy Keys”, (an excerpt from the book, Gates of Light: Sha’are Orah), states:

“Divine Names: Like Holy Keys. Kabbalah reveals that the entire Torah is dependant upon G-d’s Names. Your enthusiasm is far greater than your question… You, my brother and soul mate, have asked me to show you the pathway to the Names of the Ever-Blessed G‑d so you may derive what you will from them and reach the place that you desire. Even though your enthusiasm is far greater than your question, I still feel compelled to divulge to you the way the light is disseminated and how G‑d wants us to reach it.

When you have learned this, then G‑d will answer when you call. You will be one of those who are truly close to Him and you will love Him with all your heart. Yes, you will delight in G‑d, and He will grant you all that you ask.” ~ Chabad.org “Divine Names of G-d Like Holy Keys”

This is mysticism, magic.  When God proclaimed His own name to Moses on Mt Sinai, He said “I Am that I Am” (Exodus 3:13-15)

But the use of sacred names did not originate in Judaism, as proponents claim. Roger Hathaway gives some insight about the pagan origins in “Sacred Name of God? or Blasphemy?”. He writes:

“I genuinely appreciate that many people are attempting to take a sincere religious position by honoring a sacred name for God, like Yahweh. I think it is being done somewhat in reaction against the organized Christian churches which are nothing more than painted sepulchres. Unfortunately, most people are not aware that such “sacred?” names originated in non-Israelite pagan cultures of the Ancient Near East. There is evidence that YHWH was the name of a god worshiped by neighboring races but there is no evidence that such a name was used by true Israelites in ancient times. From the historical evidence, it appears that the Edomites have given true Israelites one more fraud which some of our people have claimed with enthusiasm, even making it central to their religion. Here are some details of the history of the word YHWH.

It seems that the use of a personal name for God, specifically YHWH, came into practice during the captivities as some of the Israelites adopted this Aramaean deity. The name probably came officially to the Israelite religion when the Edomites joined the Jerusalem Temple about 150 years before Christ. There is evidence that Yahweh had been the Edomite’s lord as far back as 1,400 BC. read more…”

But God magnifies his Word above His name:

“I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” – Psalm 138:2

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” – John 17:17

Jesus responded to the devil’s temptation in the wilderness with God’s Word. Three times he answers with “It is written.” Matt 4: 1-11

The same being who works insidiously to change God’s Word is the one who would dare to change His name, and this is occurring in the church. Believers are being taught to receive another name.

Jesus said in John 5:43 I  am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. Isaiah 43:10

I AM THAT I AM leaves no room for any other god by any other name. In the New Testament, Jesus, as the great I AM, demonstrated his power and authority as God in the flesh.

“As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.”~ John 18:6

The Apostle John, who was a Jewish believer, warned those who deny Jesus is the only Christ and that He came once and for all in the flesh have embraced the spirit of antichrist.

“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” ~ 2 John 1:7

The mystery schools of Jewish occultism and their secret societies have infiltrated western fraternities, seminaries and the church. 33rd Mason Jim Shaw, states that Masonry is not based on the Bible, but on the Kabbala, a book of mysticism and magic. Henry Wilson Coil, another high ranking Mason states that the Kabbala’s teachings are found in some degrees of Masonry. Grand Master Freemason, Albert Pike, in his Morals and Dogma, said that the Masonic “search after light” leads directly back to the Kabbala, “the ultimate source of Masonic beliefs”   .

The Kabbala, Cabala, Kabala, Kabbala, Kaballa, Qabbala, Qabala, Qaballa, etc., is Jewish mysticism. The Oxford dictionary defines Kabbalah as:

“The ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible, first transmitted orally and using esoteric methods (including ciphers). It reached the height of its influence in the later Middle Ages and remains significant in Hasidism.”

I’m not saying that everyone involved in the Hebrew Roots / Sacred Name Movement are Kabbalists or occultists. But they should be made aware that they are lawkeeping, which is strongly warned against in the New Testament, (Gal 3:10) and they are being misled to follow a teaching that comes from the occult.

Which God do you serve?

Yahweh, Yah, Yahveh, Yaveh, Yaweh, Jehova, Jehovah, Jahova, Jahovah, Yahova, Yahovah, Jahowa, Jahowah, Yahavah, Jahavah, Yahowe, Yahoweh, Jahaveh, Jahaweh, Jah, Yahaveh, Yahaweh, Jahuweh, Yahuweh, Iahueh, Jahuwah, Yahuwah, Yah, Jah, Yahu, Jahu, Yahvah, Jahvah, Jahve, Jahveh, Yahve, Yahwe, YHVH, YHWH?

Or do you serve the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob — Paul, Peter, James; the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ?

1 John 5:20. … that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

In the words of Michael Houdmann’s “GotQuestions.org”:

“The Sacred Name Movement errs in many ways. But the primary error is the same as that of the Hebrew Roots Movement. The Sacred Name Movement fails to understand that the Savior did not come to expand Judaism or the Old Covenant. The Savior came to fulfill the Old Covenant and establish the New Covenant. Messiah’s death and resurrection fulfilled the requirements of the Law and freed us from its demands (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:23-25; Ephesians 2:15). The Old Covenant was but a shadow (Hebrews 8). The New Covenant, established by our Savior/Messiah, is a fulfillment, not a continuation.”


Sources –

ESV Bible

Gikatila, Rabbi Joseph . “Sacred Names of G-d Like Holy Keys”. Gates of Light-Sha’arei Orah. (Excerpt from)

Print January 29, 1998. http://www.chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/380294/jewish/Divine-Names-Like-Holy-Keys.htm

Hathaway, Roger. “Sacred Name of God? or Blasphemy”. divinepageant.com. July 2005.

http://divinepageant.com/sacred_name.htm

“What Is The Sacred Name Movement.” GotQuestions.org. Sacred-Name-Movement.html


Recommended Resources –

Faith of Israel: A Theological Survey of the Old Testament by William Dumbrell

 

 

 

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