YHWH: Who is He and what does He want?
Welcome. This website is devoted to helping those who desire to have a clearer understanding of our Creator who is known as YHWH or God. We attempt to do this by clearing away the webs of deliberate and unintentional misinformation which have been handed down through the years and which is now considered truth.
We will ask a series of questions with the intent of removing veils or clouds that possibly obscure or skew your perceptions and or understandings regarding the Creator. This is best achieved with an intellectual mindset that is open to change and that does not allow emotional bias or preconceptions to interfere with legitimate conclusions that are based on facts. It is our hope that when you are faced with a truth that you fully understand it by studying the matter out if needed and realize that there are similar matters that should be investigated as well. The intent of this exercise is to strengthen your bond with the Creator. There is a tendency in some people to ignore facts and rationalize inconsistencies. This is normal and expected of those who are attached to their religious beliefs. Others are simply resistant to change or controversy. Another tendency that occurs in some people is that they see so many inconsistencies that they mistrust everything to the point of losing their faith. This is not our goal and we would rather have you not go through the exercises than to have you lose your belief in an Almighty Creator.
Since you don’t know us and we don’t know you, we believe that having a mediator will help bridge the gaps between us. We have chosen former President Thomas Jefferson for this role. We will present you with a condensed compilation of his credentials and if you agree that he is an acceptable mediator we will begin… (Please verify all information we present)
Mr. Jefferson was born in 1743 and was the third of ten children. During his early childhood he studied Latin, Greek, French, History, Science and the Classics.
At the age of sixteen Jefferson entered the College of William & Mary and became a law clerk for Professor George Wythe. During this time he studied Mathematics, Metaphysics and Philosophy and improved his French and Greek. He completed his coursework in only two years and graduated in 1762.
Jefferson learned a great deal about law while working as a clerk, and due to this he was admitted to the Virginia bar in 1767. He served as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in 1775. In 1779 he was elected as Governor of Virginia and was re-elected in 1780. He became the U.S. Minister to France in 1785. He served as the first U.S. Secretary of State under President George Washington in 1790. He was elected Vice President in 1796, elected President in 1801 and re-elected President in 1805.
In addition to English, Jefferson could speak and read French, Greek, Italian, Latin and Spanish. At one point his library contained over 6,500 books. He was a member of the American Philosophical Society. He was the primary drafter of the Declaration of Independence. While President he authorized the Louisiana Purchase and the building of West Point Academy. He was an architect and founded and designed the University of Virginia. Besides his political career he was also an inventor and farmer.
We hope that you see that Mr. Jefferson was an intelligent, well rounded and learned man and agree to have him as our intermediary.
Mr. Jefferson was a free-thinker. The basic definition for free-thinker is: “a person who rejects accepted opinions, especially those concerning religious belief.” Free-thinkers believe that any position that is regarded as “truth” should be founded on logic and reason rather than on authority or tradition.
The majority of people on the earth today are not free-thinkers but rather prefer to “go with the flow” and accept the traditions and religious authorities that are prevalent around them. It is much easier to go through life and be “accepted” by those around you when you adhere to the “norms” and don’t think outside the box. The drawback to this lifestyle decision is that these people tend to be easily lead by those who are in authority and subject themselves to the opinions and desires of others.
We ask you the reader to be a free-thinker. Read the information presented; do not just accept it as true or disregard it as untrue. We present valid historical and textual evidence for our conclusions, please verify it for accuracy without the bias of your traditions or the words or influence of your religious authorities.
Before we begin let’s start with a quote from our intermediary…
“Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without a rudder, is the sport of every wind.“ Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Smith - 1822
Question (1) Why does the majority of Christianity worship on Sunday?
A)Because Jesus chose this day. B)Because the Catholic Church strongly suggests it. C)Because of the influence of sun worship. D)Both B & C
When historical evidence is reviewed one finds that the majority of Christian organizations worship on Sunday because…
A)The Holy Roman Emperor Constantine who was a sun worshiper made the following declaration to his Empire in 321 A.D. "On the venerable Day of the Sun (Sunday) let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed." B)A few years later In approximately 365 A.D. at the Catholic Churches Council of Laodicea the following decree was made: "Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord's Day (Sunday); and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ."
Emperor Constantine created the Sunday rest to honor the sun. The Catholic Church adopted it as well, possibly to stay in the good graces of the Roman Empire and definitely as the decree states, to create a clear separation between Christian and Jewish worshipers. A separation which exists to this very day.
Question (2) Is it written in the New Testament that Jesus said or taught that Sunday, or any other day supersedes Saturday as the day of worship?
A)Yes B)No C)Maybe
When the gospels in the New Testament are read, there are no passages that state that Jesus changed or suggested that the day change after his death. What it does show is…
A)Jesus was Jewish. He and his followers always observed the seventh day Sabbath & all of the biblical festivals. His example showed that there was no other weekly day of worship. B)In stark contrast to a changed day of weekly worship it is written that Jesus spoke these words in Matthew 5:17-19: "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill."For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished."Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.…
The textual evidence clearly shows that Jesus did not condone a weekly day of worship besides the seventh day Sabbath. He is even recorded as saying that anyone who changes the law (which includes the Seventh day Sabbath command in Exodus 20 and other places) is not following his example.
Question (3) Did Paul change the Sabbath day after Jesus’ death?
Christianity uses portions of the letters Paul wrote to the various congregations he formed to support the supposition that the Sabbath had been changed. When one reads these letters in the context that they were meant to be delivered there is no evidence to support such a claim. Add to this the fact that it is written that Paul observed the seventh day Sabbath himself in many of these letters. And lastly; by whose authority would Paul have been able to change the day of worship?
These should be things for you the reader to ponder. What does YHWH want?
It may be He desires Free-Thinkers!
“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors”. Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Norvell.