E–news for April 8, 2016
Change in DTT Programming
In an effort to use our funding more judiciously and stay current with the changing trends of evangelism, we will be leaving the Church Channel and Uplift TV to pursue digital opportunities, including boosting our You Tube presence and other video on-demand outlets, such as Roku, of which we have recently surpassed one million views. For now, we plan to remain on Angel One that airs Sundays, 11:00 am, Central, as we evaluate other options. We pray that this new frontier will attract many more to the truth of Almighty Yahweh!
New Brochure: Coming Soon!
We are currently working on a new publication entitled, Hebrew Roots of the Messianic Age. In this insightful brochure we review the Hebrew roots of the New Testament assembly and explain why the current Greco-Roman teachings of the majority of churches do not square with Scripture. We confirm this from both scholarship and the Bible. Topics include: statements from biblical scholars on the early origins of the church, the Messiah’s connection to the Old Testament, messianic prophecies shared in both Old and New testaments, Paul’s Jewish upbringing and reliance on the Old Testament. In addition, we also explain subjects such as faith and law, to the Jew first, Israelites defined, parable of the olive tree, heirs of Abraham, and becoming an inward Jew. We also investigate worship from the New Testament and verify that the Old Testament Sabbath and Feasts are still as relevant today as they were then. If you desire to understand truth, write in and reserve your own copy of this eye-opening publication.
Join Us for the 2016 Unity Conference
This year’s Unity Conference will be held at Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry in Holts Summit, Missouri, August 5 – 7. The first presentation will begin on Friday at 10:00 am. We will have representatives from many different assemblies through the United States and possible international. We currently have the following speakers tentatively scheduled: Pastor Samuel Graham, Elder EJ Robinson, Elder George Garner, Elder Randy Folliard, Elder Hector Castillo, Elder Frank Kennedy, Elder Dwayne Wilson, Elder Alan Mansager, Elder Solomon Meyer, Michael Banak, and Paul Nison. Regarding lodging, YRM offers very limited camping free of charge. There are also several hotel options in and near Holts Summit. All meals will also be provided by the Ministry. Come and enjoy a weekend of unity and special insight. More information along with a registration form will be available in the near future at yrm.org.
Join YRM in the following locations for Sabbath worship. To learn more, including how to become a Sabbath partner in your area, contact the Ministry at email@example.com or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
- Holts Summit, Missouri
- O’Fallon, Missouri
- Woodland Hills, California
- Denver, Colorado
- Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Milton, Delaware
- Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
Please keep the below in prayer:
- Continued Prayer: Elder Bob Wirl, Bob Wells, Dreama Simmons, Melodie Illgen, Qaumaniq Suuqiina, Justina Ryan, AJ Hancock, John Fisher and family, Dick and Ros Fisher, Gayle Bonato, Ricardo Angolano, Susie Hylton, Millie Deck, Adi Stahlin, Jesse Cox
- Healing: Angelita Santos, John Munoz, Jorge Alasro, Linda G. Young, Margie Valdez, Randall Serfass, Stephen Seek, Theresa Cecil
- Safety and Protection: Jones family, Vira family
- Acceptance of Truth: Cody, Eleanor Vira, Lemley family, Patrick Pereira, Raymond Preston
- Employment: John Stanko
- Finances: Delon Gipson, Priscilla Krisner
- Guidance: Daniel Bowman, Mike Hurt, Nathan Dozier
- Yahweh Knows: Cindy Davis, Darrell and Audrey Carter, David and Judy, Deborah, Gabe M & family, James Miller, John, Lee McKallip, Linda Cox, Linda Marie Drewelow, Luc and Heather Preston, Mary Carey, Rachel Preston, Tim, Wallce Pearson, William and Glenda Bowman
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
What is the Nomina Sacra?
A. An ancient Hindu text
B. Hebrew copies of the complete New Testament
C. An alternative pronunciation of Yahweh’s Name
D. An abbreviation technique found in early Greek New Testament manuscripts
The Nomina Sacra is a way of abbreviation that was applied to certain key words in the early New Testament Greek manuscripts. According to some scholars, this may provide evidence for the Holy Names, Yahweh and Yahshua, in the New Testament Greek. We provide a further explanation in the Restoration Study Bible, “Nomina Sacra meaning ‘sacred names’ in Latin, was a literary device used to abbreviate several words in early Greek NT manuscripts. Bruce Metzger’s book, Manuscripts of the Greek Bible, lists 15 examples of these abbreviations from Greek papyri: God, Lord, Jesus, Christ, Son, Spirit, David, cross, Mother, Father, Israel, Savior, Man, Jerusalem, and Heaven (examples appear as found in KJV). Except for ‘mother,’ which is not found until the 4th century CE, all other [Nomina Sacra] have been found in Greek manuscripts from the first through third centuries CE. While scholars are still debating the purpose, some propose that this shortening of key words may have been used to replace the Tetragrammaton (see Ex. 3:15) with the common title Kurios (typically abbreviated ‘KS’ with a line above), in Greek Christian manuscripts, as found within this passage. This offers a possible explanation as to why Yahweh’s Name is missing from the Greek NT. In fact, in those places where the Tetragrammaton should appear, the definite article is missing in front of the Nomina Sacra. This conclusion is supported also by German scholar David Trobisch’s work, The First Edition of The New Testament. In the instance of a Hebrew or Aramaic NT original, this may also explain why the Greek title theos, typically (abbreviated ‘THS’ with a line above), appears in place of the Hebrew Elohim (see Gen. 1:1).”
May Yahweh bless,