Most Believers would like to think that every word in the New Testament was written by its First Century authors, and still claim that nothing has changed for two thousand years. But this is simply not true, and we must face this fact. Greek Biblical scholars have known this for some time now, but God has only just released this information to the mainstream.
We know that many of the Hebrews were greatly affected when the Greeks conquered the Persian empire, and brought their Greek ways into their world. But the heathens had always been easy to influence, and they too liked these new ways. Ancient Greek culture affected the heathens just as much, if not more than the Hebrews. And when the heathen came to believe in the Hebrew God, they not only came out of a heathen culture, they also came out of a Greek culture. It was very hard, if not impossible, to change from their Greek ways.
For the most part, the Hebrew of the Hebrew Scriptures has not changed, but the English has changed and reflects the changes in Jewish doctrines and beliefs. But this is not so when speaking of the New Testament.
Changes in the New Testament manuscripts were made continually, beginning as early as the early Second Century. By simple deduction, I believe these changes stopped sometime in the late fourth century, as many of the changes in Catholic doctrine that occurred in the fifth century, and later, did not make it into the New Testament. But then when the first Latin and then Greek texts were translated and printed in English in the Sixteenth Century, changes began again. And even today they continue, under the guise of a new translation.
Many changes, such as those in the fourth century, were very deliberate. Plus, whenever Hebrew is translated into any other language, there will always be errors because most Hebrew words cannot be translated properly using only one English word, or any English words at all in many cases.
Aside from the simple spelling or grammar errors made by copiers who had no idea they were copying what would later be included in the Bible, during the Second and Third Centuries there were many changes made because of confusion over the New Testament. There was much argument over the Scriptures, because that was the Greek thing to do. Those who called themselves Christians adhered to many different beliefs and practices that were not in the Bible then, nor now. These different beliefs and practices were a direct result of the many (Greek) arguments over doctrines.
They had deliberately detached themselves from the Hebrews, and could no longer understand the Word. The Christians were now in complete disobedience to God. They had begun to believe that the New Testament is what Yeshua called the Scriptures. And since no one knew at that time when the New Testament books were written, they had no way of knowing that these books were not what Yeshua was referring to when He spoke of the Scriptures. Had they truly studied under Yochanan, this wouldn’t be the case.
Because of the many different beliefs and practices, the group of believers who had acquired more converts than all the others, was the group who eventually decided which books and letters should be included in the canon of the New Testament. And thus, the New Testament was added to the canon of the Hebrew Scriptures to make a complete Bible - or so they thought.
This group eventually became those grafted-in believers that we know today as the Roman Catholic church. They had transformed Yeshua into a gentile Jesus, and not only did they completely ignore the real Scriptures, they changed the New Testament books to match their doctrines at every turn - the New Testament had become the Scriptures of the gentiles.
So what we have today is a mishmash of sorts, but don’t be too discouraged, there are still some gems of truth in there. We must have discernment, and the help of the Spirit of God to guide us as we dig through the New Testament to find and to know which verses or books are true, and/ or what the original author actually meant. We must have knowledge of the Hebrew Scriptures in order to do this though, as they are the true Scriptures and by them we will know which New Testament verses are true: the New Testament authors only quoted from the Hebrew Scriptures. There is nothing in the New Testament that we cannot find in the Hebrew Scriptures - if there is, then it is a false teaching and doctrine.
“To the woman He said, ‘I shall greatly multiply your sadness and your child-bearing: you will bring forth children in sorrow, and your desire will be to your husband and he will rule over you.’” Genesis 3:16
This implies that man and woman were equal before they fell from God’s grace. God put woman under man’s rule when they both fell from His grace. Therefore, when Yeshua came He redeemed man and woman - both - from the curse (Galatians 3:13). We were all redeemed from the curse - of the law - not the law itself. The curse.
So women are no longer under men, and should not be expected to submit to them for no apparent reason. Men and women are equal in God’s eyes if they are believers in Yeshua.
Therefore, it is my conclusion, because of Roman law at the time the New Testament was written, that all references in the New Testament referring to women as less than men are inaccurate in their translations, have been altered or even completely added.
So it is with this fact that I discuss the following verses from the New Testament concerning women. Afterwards, we will discuss other alterations or additions that change doctrines of the Bible.
Today’s Biblical Greek scholars now agree that some verses were added, because the Greek vocabulary and style is completely different in those verses, and proves that someone not familiar with Hebrew law, thought and practice, wrote those verses. Based on this, these scholars agree that Leviticus 20:10 proves that John 7:53-8:11 was added later, about the fourth century.
“And the man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he that commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress will surely be put to death.” Leviticus 20:10 ONMB
The verse above is straight out of the Torah and shows what the Hebrew law is concerning adultery - what God actually says about adultery. Many of the added verses, mostly about women, were added to cause Scripture to reflect Roman laws in the fourth and fifth centuries. Romans treated women like property, and there were laws to uphold this treatment during that time. Hebrew Law specifically states that both the man and the woman committing adultery will be put to death (by stoning). Adultery is a sin against God. But the Romans considered adultery to be sin against the husband, so the above mentioned verses in John were altered - and done so to reflect Roman law, rather than Hebrew law.
In 1Corinthians 11:2-16 we find Shaul writing about what seems to be Head Coverings. Never mind that the word translated as sheared or shaved does not even mean that. Verse three is entirely incorrect - first of all, God is not the head of Messiah. Messiah is equal with God, because He is God. These verses have absolutely nothing to do with men being higher in rank over women. Messiah is the head, period Men and women believers are the body, period - both equal to one another. I believe this is truly what Shaul was trying to get across to the Corinthians, but someone altered it to the point of turning it into a debate over head coverings, and who was first or higher. These verses have actually been altered to the point of not making any sense at all.
From a Greek point of view, head coverings don’t make any sense at all. But from a Hebrew perspective, a covering according to the Hebrews means Salvation - a covering of protection from God. Also head coverings were worn by both Hebrew men and women, each denoting a certain type of respect.
In some ancient mid-eastern cultures it was considered a sign of respect to keep one’s head covered. The priests in Yeshua’s day wore what are called mitres, and most of the men wore a Tallit (today called a prayer shawl), which they only wore over their heads when in prayer, in respect for Yahweh.
And married women must cover their hair according to ancient Hebrew tradition (although the traditions had only been in practice for about three hundred years by Yeshua’s time). The argument over men’s head coverings has always been in debate among the Hebrews who adhered to the Pharisaic traditions (the arguing or debating itself is a Greek thing to do), and it was no different here - in fact, women were really not even a part of these debates because these arguments were always about the men’s head coverings.
All in all, these verses are completely of another author - there are three different subjects here, but it is very clear Shaul meant none of them. Together they simply do not make sense, and Shaul would never have written them because they contradict what he wrote in other letters that were more likely his own words.
1Corinthians 14:26-40 contradicts what Shaul wrote in other letters. The Torah does indeed state that women should be in subjection to their husbands, but this was a direct result of the curse before Yeshua came. Yeshua redeemed all mankind, including women, from the curse. What falsely appears to be written about (certain) women to Corinth and Ephesus is in direct contradiction to what Shaul wrote to the Galatians:
“For there is not one Hebrew or heathen (Greek), not one slave or free, there is not one male or female. For you are all one in Messiah Yeshua. And if you are of Messiah, then you are the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the covenant.” Galatians 3:28 ONMB
So, once again we must take a look at what we are reading through a Hebraic mindset - not a Greek philosophical mindset. No matter what is being written here, both men and women are equal in God’s eyes and men should stop trying to control women, preventing them from leadership and teaching God’s Word.
1Timothy 3:1-13, Ephesians 5:22-29, 33 & 6:1-9 and Colossians 3:18-22 & 4:1 all wreak of Roman law. Again, Romans thought of women and other people as property. None of these were written by Shaul, a very devout Hebrew. Shaul would have only written about the Torah of God, not man. And he knew that women had also been redeemed by Yeshua’s death on the cross. Shaul only wrote in generalities - not specifics. Do not trust these verses without further study.
A few other added (or altered) verses concerning women are: 1Corinthians 11:2-16, 1Corinthians 14:34-36, 1Timothy 2:8-25 thru 3:1-13, Ephesians 5:22-29, 33 & 6:1-9 (and there are probably many more!) All of these have been altered or added to reflect Roman laws concerning women at that time in history. But women were redeemed too! Women are no longer under the curse and in submission to men, or their husbands. Women are equal to men and their husbands.
Adam and Chavah were equal until they fell from God’s grace. Yeshua redeemed both man and woman when He died on the cross! Those verses that more or less state that women are still under the curse, and should not teach, or should keep silent, are a direct reflection of the Roman laws in the Fourth Century. Men and women are equal, and should give each other godly respect.
But then there are other verses that were added to cause the New Testament to reflect the many false doctrines that had accumulated up to the early fourth century, and since Constantine was now head of the church, he not only made these false doctrines part of Roman law, he had them written into the New Testament as well.
Romans 13:1-7 was added to reflect Roman laws of those times - not God’s law. God would never tell His people to submit to the current regime - the Hebrews were hated because they would not obey man, only God. One example was Daniel, who was thrown into the lion’s den because he refused to obey man’s law - which will always go against God’s law (see Leviticus 18:2-5 for what God says about this).
1Corinthians 12:11 and Ephesians 4:8 go hand in hand, as the errors concern both these passages, as well as any other verses that contain the word gifts.
Ephesians 4:8, as well as 1Corinthians 12:11, give great concern for the gifts of the Spirit. The former verse is supposed to be a quote from Psalm 68:18 and was clearly meant to lead into the false doctrine of God giving men gifts (verses 11-16). But Psalm 68:18 (19) states quite the opposite - men were giving gifts to God! In other words, this Scripture that is quoted in Ephesians 4:8 is stating that God received gifts from man, not the other way around.
The Greek word doma, does mean gifts, but it was translated from the Hebrew word used Psalm 68:18. That Hebrew word is matanah and actually means an offering (as in a sacrificial offering) and would most definitely be more appropriate for man to give offerings to God, than the other way around!
But lets take a look at the word gifts in other verses. In Romans 11:29, in Ephesians 4:32, and in all verses in 1Corinthians (except Romans 5:18, 1Corinthians 12:1, 1Corinthians 13:2, 1Corinthians 14:1 & 12 - where there is no word at all, just a blank space in the Strong’s concordance), the Greek word for gifts is charisma. But in other places this exact same word is translated as forgiven (Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 2:13). If you look up charisma in the Strong’s, you find it really means Divine pardon, and has absolutely nothing to do with gifts of the Spirit.
Romans 6:13, Romans 11:29, Romans 12:6, 1Corinthians 1:7, 1Corinthians 7:7, 1Corinthians 12:4, 9, 28, 30 & 31, 2Corinthians 1:11, 2Corinthians 8:4, 1Timothy 4:14, 2Timothy 1:6 and 1Peter 4:10 all use the Greek word charisma. As I have pointed out above, this word really means Divine pardon, forgiveness or deliverance. These verses are speaking of the gift of God’s forgiveness - it is speaking of Redemption!
Not only is the next section speaking of the gifts God supposedly gave to man false, but this definitely gives credence to the belief system of the hierarchy within the Catholic church - which is not of God. It is not recorded that Yeshua ever spoke of this supposed hierarchy, and He is our authority and our example. God is not a democracy, and He would never have used man’s version of government and hierarchy in His congregations. He does not want us to argue or vote on doctrine, nor does He want our opinions - He wants our obedience to what is already written in the Hebrew Scriptures.
The only office Yeshua gave His disciples was the shaliach - which was an already established Hebrew office. Yeshua separated twelve of His disciples to represent Him. These supposed gifts of prophet, deacon, bishop, etc. are never mentioned by Yeshua in any of the gospels, and they are not in Hebrew Scripture. Hebrews 1:1-2 specifically states that God no longer speaks through prophets, for He speaks through His Son now - Who is the Spirit of Prophecy. Therefore, although anyone can prophesy because it is the Spirit who prophesies, there is no office of prophet.
As for the rest of the so-called gifts, an apostle is really a shaliach, both meaning an emissary of God, or a sent one of God. The shaliach was the one who read the letters to the congregations, because he was considered the representative of God.
An evangelist is simply one who spreads the Good News, and that means every single believer, but this is not really an office.
A teacher is also any believer who teaches another about the Word of God in a spirit of humility, and in the Spirit of God - and a teacher is who should be standing up at the pulpit. Before Yeshua came, it was the priests who taught the people of God the Torah. Today, because we are all priests of God, we are supposed to teach the Torah to others.
A pastor is one who nurtures and ministers to others - he is not the one who is in charge of a congregation. But the word pastor is not in the Bible, nor is it an office. I believe the Hebrew word ra’ah is more accurately translated as shepherd.
Wherever the New Testament mentions bishops and deacons must also be questioned, for it is also speaking of a hierarchy within a congregation - which was never placed there by God. We must remember that most of the Catholic belief system carried over into the Protestant belief system.
I believe that Matthew 1:23 should have been a quote from Isaiah 9:6, not Isaiah 7:34. Apparently a copier thought 7:34 was more appropriate than the actual prophecy of Yeshua’s birth. It was a prophetess that Isaiah 7:34 is speaking of, and she had a child who was named Immanuel, and this child’s birth was a miqra for Yeshua’s birth, but he was not Yeshua, and Immanuel is not another name for Yeshua. Immanuel is a Hebrew word (name) that means God is with us. But the Hebrew name Yeshua means Salvation.
Matthew 22:15-22, Matthew 17:24-27, Luke 11:37-54, Hebrews 13:7 & 17, Romans 13:1-7 and 1Peter 2:13-17 all have something in common - they are all contradicting Acts 5:29 & Leviticus 18:3-5 (the latter being true Scripture):
“And Peter and the shaliachim said, ‘It is necessary to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29 ONMB
"I AM Yahweh your God. You will not do after the doings of the land of Egypt in which you dwelled, and after the doings of the land of Canaan where I bring you, you will not do. Neither will you walk in their ordinances. You will do My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them, I AM Yahweh your God. You will therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does he will live in them. I AM Yahweh." Leviticus 18:3-5 ONMB
In this case, the majority does not rule. Rather, we should believe Acts 5:29 and especially Leviticus 18:3-5 over the other above mentioned verses, because the Hebrew Way of life is to obey God, not man. God would never tell His people to submit to the current regime - the Hebrews were hated because they would not obey man, only God. There are countless events in the Hebrew Scriptures stating just that.
Again, we must remember that the Romans were in power in Yeshua’s time and for another several hundred years, and more importantly, Constantine I was in power not only over the region, but also over what had become the church by the early fourth century. Constantine and the church altered the New Testament in order to control the people. The above mentioned verses all tell us to obey man’s (Roman) laws of the land - a far cry from what the Scriptures in the Hebrew Bible have always told the Hebrews. We are to obey God, not man!
Sticking with this fact, Joseph and Mary did not go to Bethlehem to be registered as required by the Roman law. They would never have done such a thing as to obey the Roman laws. The City of David was known as Bethlehem back then, and was also a part of Jerusalem. God required Joseph to go to Jerusalem to appear before God at the Temple at Sukkot, because the Torah states that all men were to attend Temple three times a year, with the last time in a year being at Sukkot. This is the real reason why Joseph and Mary were going to Jerusalem while Mary was pregnant. FYI, Yeshua was born during Sukkot. When you realize this, then you can clearly see that these verses were altered to cause one to believe that even the Hebrews followed the Roman laws - but they really did not (except perhaps the Hellenists).
I believe the verse in Matthew 17:27 is false. Yeshua would never have taken money from a fish to pay a temple tax - a miracle not only written into the New Testament, but it also in no way glorified God. While this tax was indeed true in Yeshua’s day, the tax had been created by the Parush and Yeshua had just proven to Peter in verses 24-26 that they did not have to pay it. Yeshua would never have performed any miracle that did not directly glorify God.
Most believers today have taken everything written in the New Testament as truth, without ever stopping to think about what was being said, nor the very fact that it didn’t even fit with the current subject of that particular paragraph and/or chapter. We must have discernment when reading the New Testament!
The latter part of Matthew 28:19, “baptising in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” was not in the early (original) manuscripts. Several early Christian theologians from the Second and Third Centuries, who had seen the complete book of Matthew, have attested that the early manuscripts did not contain this phrase. Also, 1John 5:7 was not in the early manuscripts either.
Both of these added verses or phrases were added to back up the false doctrine of the trinity, which was added at the Nicaean Council in the early Fourth Century, and is a Roman Catholic doctrine. Our God cannot and should not be limited, for there is the Sevenfold Spirit of God that is mentioned elsewhere in Hebrew Scriptures and in Revelation - He manifests Himself many more than three ways. We should not limit God.
The first part of this same verse has either been completely added, or altered as to change the whole meaning. It states that Yeshua told His disciples to “make disciples of all the heathens...” (in most translations the word heathens has been changed to nations or gentiles). There is one small problem with this commandment: Yeshua had not yet told anyone to take the Good News to the heathens. He did not instruct anyone to go to the heathens until after He gave Peter a vision telling him to do so - which was several years later (Acts 10:10-48). If this was true, how come Peter knew nothing about it? Why did Yeshua give Peter that vision if he had already been told to take the Good News to the heathens?
So if Yeshua said this at all, He told them to “teach the house of Israel all that He had taught them.” Based on this, Mark 13:10 should also read as, “And the gospel must be preached to all Israel.” (Note that Peter was there in this scene in Mark chapter 13). Therefore, the Great Commission is a false doctrine, and it isn’t a matter of all people (or all nations) hearing the Good News, it is a matter of all Israel hearing the Good News!
At first I thought that Matthew 26:39 & 42, Mark 14:36 & Luke 22:42 could not have been stated by Yeshua, because God would not have asked Himself to do this. He is God. He deliberately came to earth to die for us. There is absolutely no way He would try to get out of something He came to do for His people.
This statement sounded just a little too much like Homer’s tragic stories from the early fourth century. Plus, in John 18:11 where Yeshua says, “...the Father has given the cup to Me, would I not drink it?” And in John 12:27-28 Yeshua is saying pretty much the same thing as in John 18:11. It makes absolutely no sense for Yeshua to ask the Father to take the cup from Him in light of these two verses. And in John 18:8 Yeshua is saying He is the I AM - the Anokhi (I AM) is the Father Himself. He is God.
But then I learned that Yeshua would have taken every opportunity to teach His talmidim Torah, and as it turns out He was quoting Psalm 50 to show them He was fulfilling prophecy. It was common practice for a Torah Teacher to say the first part of a passage, fully expecting His talmidim to finish it in response. Yeshua was teaching Torah from the cross! Likewise in Mark 15:34 & Matthew 27:46, Yeshua is quoting Psalm 22.
The earlier mentioned verses are only a few of the many verses added and/or altered. It is up to us to use discernment, and ask the Spirit of God to guide us through the New Testament, and we should be able to match all verses with the Hebrew Scriptures.
The word convert is not in the Bible. The Greek word epistreho (which has been translated as convert) and the Hebrew word shuv both mean to repent and return (to God). So Jews do not convert, they simply repent and return to God, and accept and embrace their own Messiah.
Heathens do not convert either - they repent, believe in Yeshua and return to God. But we also must repent of our pagan practices - those practices that Protestants adopted from the Catholics who completely changed the Way of God. We are to embrace our Hebrew heritage as grafted-in Hebrews, children of God.
The word Easter is not in the Bible. The word that has been translated as Easter is actually the Greek word Pascha, which was translated from the Hebrew word Pesach - both mean Passover. I didn’t do any deep word studies for this - both words are in the Strong’s concordance. Easter was a pagan Spring fertility celebration in Constantine’s time.
There is no such thing as a Christian Passover. The word Christian was not originally in the Bible - the last sentence in Acts 11:26 was added in the fourth century. All of Yeshua’s followers were either Hebrews by blood or Hebrews by being grafted-in to the family of God, and they all celebrated the Passover together each year to remember Yeshua - just as He commanded them (Luke 22:19). There is only one type of Passover.
Tentmaker is what most of us have always thought was Shaul’s occupation, but that translation is incorrect (see Acts 18:3). Shaul made prayer shawls, or more accurately, the Hebrew word tallit. Hebrews put this shawl over their heads when in prayer and they often called it a tent (today it is more like a shawl, but in Yeshua’s day it was more like a non-seamed, poncho-like tunic or even a blanket). When this word was translated into the Greek, it definitely lost everything in the translation.
Genesis 6:4 has also been translated incorrectly. The Hebrew Tanach reads: “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward when the sons of God would consort with the daughters of man, who would bear to them. They were the mighty who, from old, were men of devastation.”
While the English translation of this verse in the Hebrew Tanach has also been translated incorrectly, the actual Hebrew is still intact so that is where we go to find the true meaning of this verse.
The Hebrew word translated as mighty is gibor which actually means a powerful tyrant or bully. And the word that is translated as renown in most of our Bibles is the word shamemah, which is a derivative of shem, the word the translators mistakenly used. But Shamemah means devastation. These creatures were NOT men of renown, they were tyrants, bullies and considered men of devastation - in other words, the most evil of evil!
Most of our Bibles translate the word nephilim as giants. While they may have been giants, they were not giants as we know them. Terafim were some of the fallen angels who “left their own domain” (Jude 6), and they had children with human women - these offspring were the nephilim, the result of these unholy unions. The Bible states that angels do not marry - the argument that most use against this fact about this verse and the angels, but this was not in heaven, it was on earth - remember, they left their own domain. And by this time, these terafim (sons of heaven) were fallen angels, or demons.
The word or name Lucifer is not in the Bible. The Hebrew Tanach has “O glowing morning star...” and the ONMB has “O shining son of the dawn...” (see Isaiah 14:12). Lucifer is not a Hebrew word, nor is it a Greek word, it is a Latin word that means morning star - and it is not the devil’s name. The Hebrew word is heylel, which means brightness or morning star - it is from the word halal, which means to shine or to make a show, or to boast. It also means to praise.
But this passage in Isaiah 14 is about the King of Babylon - he too wanted to exalt himself above God, because he was possessed by a devil. In fact, verses 4-21 are actually a parable about the King of Babylon, as it is shown in the Hebrew Tanach. Christians are too quick to take a verse out of context, without actually researching to see what it is really about. While we can all agree that this may be a pattern (or miqra) for the future, this was definitely speaking of the king of Babylon (who was indeed possessed by the devil). But never was the king of Babylon ever called Lucifer, nor is the devil.
The book of James is actually the book of Jacob. The title of the book is Yaacov, which is the Hebrew word for Jacob. This error was deliberate, as the King James Version of the Bible was commissioned by King James, thus he either had the publishers put his name in, or they wanted to please the king by putting his name in the Bible.
The Lord, both in the Hebrew Bible and in the New Testament, actually reads as YHVH in the Hebrew. Therefore it is really Yahweh in every single instance - including the New Testament.
Yeshua only quoted what was in the Hebrew Scriptures - wherever the New Testament differs from the Hebrew Scriptures is where we must dig deep and search out the truth. Although there are a few discrepancies translated by today’s Jews (Genesis 6:4 for one), for the most part we can trust the Hebrew Scriptures.
It is each individual’s responsibility to read the Scriptures, study them and continue to study until God’s hidden truths come forth. We cannot depend on someone else to do this for us. I have been shown many of the altered verses that I have shared with you here, but there are definitely more. I hope this will help get you started to find all of them, so we rightly divide truth from fiction and know the true Word of God.
After all this, I still believe the Hebrew Bible is truly the Word of God. But I do not believe the New Testament is Scripture. It has been altered by mankind so much, that we must dig deep and search to find the Truth in most of the verses. For me, the study of the Hebrew language, the Hebrew Scriptures and the Holy Spirit of God have been great helps in unveiling many truths in God’s Word, and in the New Testament.
I have since come to believe that some of the New Testament may be accurate, but not Scripture. We must grasp the fact that the Hebrew Scriptures are in fact what Yeshua called Scripture, but then we must weed through the New Testament books to see what might possibly be a continuation of the Hebrew Scriptures.
The New Testament was never supposed to be - but we did need to know about the coming of the Messiah. So, just like there are several books that never made it into the Hebrew Scriptures for some reason, such as the Maccabees that tell of Anthiocus IV Epiphanes and how the Hebrews were delivered from this evil person, I believe that there are also some of those books that were truly written by the Hebrew authors of the New Testament (in Hebrew), but were not supposed to be part of Scripture.
We can definitely gain insight from them - if we can discern the false verses. And as I will show in this book, those things that cannot be backed up with the Hebrew Scriptures, should not be trusted as truth.
If you read through each book carefully you will begin to see that Yeshua never said anything that wasn't already in the Torah - His disciples were following Him to learn Torah.
2Timothy 3:16 tells us that Scripture is its own proof - but it is speaking of the Hebrew Scriptures, not words that had not yet been written. Plus, it is only a letter to Timothy to remind him of the truth in the Hebrew Scriptures. Shaul’s letters themselves are not Scripture - they are only letters reminding the recipients of the Hebrew Scriptures. Shaul was an expert in the Hebrew Scriptures, and would never have attempted to write anything himself because by that time all Hebrews were in agreement that the Scriptures had already been written, with Chronicles being the last book written. Again, everything he wrote you can find in the Hebrew Scriptures. Shaul was not influenced by Roman laws, however there were many Christians who were, and they are the ones who changed Shaul’s letters and even added some letters themselves, as well as altered the original manuscripts. If something in the letters of the New Testament cannot be found in the Hebrew Scriptures, then it was not written by Shaul. It was added in the fourth century by those trying to back up false doctrine, or Roman law - or both.
Whenever Shaul spoke of the Scriptures in his letters, he wasn't speaking of the New Testament letters, for they had not been written yet (he was in the middle of writing one when speaking of the Scriptures!). He was speaking of the Hebrew Scriptures - those which most believers still ignore.
And so, this book speaks of those things that we were really supposed to learn - the Torah, otherwise known as the first five books of the Bible, plus the Prophets and the Writings of David and Solomon. It is my goal to make this book the most informative book you have ever read on God’s Way of Life.
Navigating Through the New Testament
The New Testament letters (epistles) were actually written, but yes, a few were written in the fourth century. I believe the gospels were actually written by the authors who claim to have written them, but all have been altered or added to (John being the least altered). But we cannot throw out the whole New Testament just because a few errors have been found.
What you have are manuscripts of history. Historical documents that are important because there might be some Godly wisdom in there that wasn’t written in the Scriptures. So don’t throw out that part of the Bible, because you might need it.
The New Testament has been altered by mankind so much, that we must dig deep and search to find the Truth in most of the verses. We must grasp the fact that the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) are in fact what Yeshua and His disciples called Scripture, so we must weed through the New Testament books to see what might possibly be a continuation of the Hebrew Scriptures.
There are some of the New Testament books that were truly written by the Hebrew authors of the New Testament (in Hebrew), but were not supposed to be part of Scripture. We can definitely gain insight from them - if we can discern the false verses. Those things that cannot be backed up with the Hebrew Scriptures, should not be trusted as truth. Also, many words have been translated incorrectly, changing the entire meaning of a verse - with the result, in many cases, being a doctrine that was never intended by the Hebrew authors.
2Timothy 3:16 tells us that Scripture is its own proof - but Shaul was speaking of the Hebrew Scriptures, not words that had not yet been written. Furthermore, Shaul’s letters are just that, only letters, to remind the recipients of the truth in the Hebrew Scriptures. Shaul was an expert in the Hebrew Scriptures, and would never have written anything himself because by that time all Hebrews were in agreement that the canon of Scriptures had already been written. If something in these letters cannot be found in the Hebrew Scriptures, then it was not written by Shaul, and was added in the fourth century by those trying to back up false doctrines, or Roman law - or both.
Here are a few tips about how to navigate through the New Testament since you now know it was altered quite a bit. First of all, there is much in it that is Truth, you just have to dig for it. A great help to get you started would be to match up the verses with the Hebrew Scriptures first, highlight them as you find them - those you know for sure are Truth.
What you have left after that will be translation errors or complete additions. So then you will need to double check all the words, find the corresponding Hebrew words and look those up too. Read the remaining verses very carefully, paying attention to the subject of the paragraph or book. If you come across a verse or two that just simply does’t fit, that is a giant clue that it doesn’t belong.
Remember, the writers of the New Testament were Hebrews and were only writing what they had been taught by Yeshua, which was from the Torah and the Prophets. They had been brought up on the traditions of the Parush, but Yeshua had taught them straight from the Torah. The writers knew not to include any of the Pharisaic traditions, because Yeshua had shown them in the Scriptures that they were not true.
As you are digging deep into the New Testament, you will find several verses that claim to be quoting from the Hebrew Bible. But they are actually quoting it incorrectly, such as Ephesians 4:8 where it quotes Psalm 68:18 - with just a twist of a couple words, you’ve got a whole new doctrine. So wherever you find one of these quotes, be sure to check it out in the Hebrew Scriptures. If there is a discrepancy, then look up the words in Hebrew.
There is history in the New Testament, and there is some Godly wisdom that is useful. It is a tedious job wading through it to find those few gems of truth, but I think well worth the effort. It would be helpful too, if you can retrain your mind to think Hebrew rather than Greek, you will be that much more ahead.
Although there are a few discrepancies translated by today’s Jews (Genesis 6:4 for one), for the most part we can trust the Hebrew Scriptures. It is each individual’s responsibility to read the Scriptures, study them and continue to study until God’s hidden truths come forth. We cannot depend on someone else to do this for us. I have been shown many of the altered verses that I have shared with you here, but there are many, many more. I hope this will help get you started to find even more, so we rightly divide truth from fiction and know the true Word of God - which will always come in line with the Hebrew Scriptures.
Our God is infinite which means we will never know everything about Him. He continually tells us to search out the things of God, so I encourage you to do just that. In fact, never stop! Study! Study! Study! And enjoy this journey with Yeshua!
Updated August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018 Still working on this page, but it should be done soon!