WHAT IS RELIGION?

If you have read an article about 'What Kind of Belief Dose Bro. Pouliot Believes In', you already know the surface about why Bro. Pouliot isn't a religious guy. This document article is an additional depth information about what is religion and why this so-called religion word is not a one kind of original belief whom the Creator ONE's people who follow HIS doctrine. Why the word religion does not exist in the original ancient manuscript? Bro. Pouliot wrote this document article to clarify people the true meaning of what the book of James, chapter one; verses 26-27.

Reader like you may be searching or wondering what kind of belief should people follow and practice? People often question their mind 'what religion church should I go to' or 'who teach the correct doctrine'? What denomination group should the true follower / believers of the Creator ONE who created the heaven and earth? Reader, you will discover what Bro. Pouliot has learned the truth behind about religion. Where you may start your own investigate about this document article. To question your mind whether Bro. Pouliot is telling the truth or not. To find the evidence why the word religion never exist in ancient day. Why so many modern scriptural books are so different from each versions one. Since Bro. Pouliot believe the original manuscript scrolls were translated in vain. In vain that we the people have no right to change the Creator's doctrine word or it law.

According to the online Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, it said that religion is a set of variously organized beliefs about the relationship between natural and supernatural aspects of reality, and the role of humans in this relationship. The American Heritage Dictionary said it a personal or institutionalized system grounded in such belief and worship. The Oxford Dictionaries said, belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. The Bible do not somehow define it as what all these books claimed, why?

Let see what the scripture books would have to say what kind of practical belief does our heavenly Father accept? The book of James (Ya’aqob) chapter one, verses 26-27 is the best verse to start off. Let see what the King James Version says.


 

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. The religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.


 

Now let see what the other version like the Besorah of YAH in THE MESSIANIC WRITINGS of Ya’aqob (James) 1:26-27.


 

If anyone among you thinks he is observant and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s observance is worthless. Clean and undefiled observance before the Elohim and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world.



 

Notice after compare it, the differences? The word RELIGION isn't in the scripture of the Besorah of Yah. You may think this translate book is incorrect? But, the problem is, how do you really know that? Is either version of the bible (or the Scriptural book) verse how it was written in ancient manuscript? Was either one was translated carefully into our modern language? Have you study it ancient language to be able to match these verses message?


 

The word OBSERVANT in the Besorah of Yah somehow seem to match the ancient manuscripts. Yet, this word observant or observance in James 1:26-27 make a lot perfect sense than the word religion. Since the word observant (or observance) means a person who observe the law, the Creator's commandments law. Who they kept guard and practice the proper way of life. Plus, there are so many other verse also describe those who follow and study the law. Here are some of the example: EXODUS (SHEMOTH) 12:14, EXODUS (SHEMOTH) 31:16, Numbers (BEMIDBAR) 23:9, Isaiah (YESHAYAHU) 42:20-21, Psalms (TEHILLIM) 119:33-35 and ACTS (Ma'asei) 26:5.

 

So, this tell us that the word religion for James 1:26-27 was replace. After investigate about the KJV history book, it turn out that this book is one of the most array scriptural book of all time. No wonder why so many dictionary or Wikipedia nor encyclopedia books had gone all wrong about some of the BIBLE's word. Teaching the difference as what the scriptural book really say or defined.


 

The word Christian is another word to investigate about, because this is another reason why Bro. Pouliot is not a Christian. This word Christian is also not found in the original manuscript as well. You will find out soon enough why. Christian is another made up title name for the believers, who believe in the ONE who is in heaven. KJV book for Acts, Chapter 11; version 19-26 point out about the believers who being called Christian. The MessYah (the Savior) taught Apostles how to preach the Good News to the world and how they were being called this word Christian when they became a true follower in that particular town.

 

 

“Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the LORD Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord. Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord. Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”

 

 

Let look in the Besorah of Yah and see the different:


 

"Then, indeed, they who were scattered because of the pressure that arose over Stephanos passed through to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except the Yahuḏim only. But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, bringing the Besorah: the Master of Almighty ONE! And the hand of the Master was with them and a great number having believed turned to the Master. And word of it came to the ears of the assembly in Yerushalayim and they sent out Barnaḇah to go as far as Antioch, who, having come and seeing the favour of Elohim, was glad and encouraged them all with purpose of heart to cleave to the Master. Because he was a good man and filled with the Set-apart Spirit and with belief. And large numbers were added to the Master. Then Barnaḇah went to Tarsos to seek Sha’ul, and having found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came to be that for an entire year they came together in the assembly and taught large numbers. And the taught ones were called ‘Natsarim’ first in Antioch".


 

Notice how the Besorah of Yah does not have the word Christians there but Natsarim?

 

The way this scriptures originally point out or explains of whom were the disciples in that verse were? They were the people of the Nazareth of Israel. In the Greek New Testament, it appears in two main forms: Nazarenos (Nazarene) and Nazoraios (Nazorean). Another word, they were not called after the MessiYah’s name or it title. Not even should the believers being called the MESSIANIC as well. The original language like Hebrew for "Nazarene" is based on the root word 'natsar', it means to watch. This is because the area around the burg Natsareth was named for it, hence the word "Gennetsaret" (vale of Netsar) -- referring to the whole district. This root word points out to the fact that the town was situated on high ground, and provided a panoramic view of the surroundings. The 'brow of the hill' which MessiYah's townsfolk tried to throw Him over gave the name to the town itself. Natsareth (natsar, the root) hence means "watchtower", and Natsarim are by extension "watchmen", but this also fulfills the prophecies as what YashaYahu 11:1 or YirmeYahu 31:6, nor Zec. 6:12 proclaimed. In these places, the change in vowels forms the root "netser", meaning "branch"; it's a kind of synonym, like any word with two meanings, but the same spelling. "He shall be called a Natsarene" (Mt. 2:23) refers to the verses above, but it is not a direct quote as we are led to believe. This synonym (word spelled the same) forms a play-on-words: "netser", meaning "branch", and "natsar", meaning "to watch". So, we can be called branches, and watchmen for this reason. Remember Yahusha said, "I am the vine, you are the branches" (Yahuchanon 15:5).

 

The idea title name Christian came from the word Christ, which the outsider, the ancient pagan had created this so-called Jesus name, and the Christ. With adding the “IAN” after it. Since ian means a member of. Paganism had been polluting the believer's faith by festivals inherited from their so-called religions idea Rome for years. Here is a link where you can read more about this: http://www.rejectionofpascalswager.net/nazaebion.html

 

History of the pictograph and even the typography in ancient alphabet can clearly proof us the truth about the Creator's name and the first language written in the manuscript. According to the transliterate between the ancient like the Hebrew and English have a different pronounced name, a name that should only be given by one name, our Savior at birth by the Angel of the Almighty ONE (Luke 1:31). A name given to Mary and Joseph to name Him. That name which discovered was actually YahuSha. This name can be hard to find in most Bible today. One of the important name for every nation should know who is our Father's name too.

 

Did you know the letter 'J' did not exist at the time of our Savior was here on earth? A named was mentioned by the angelic messenger from heaven. In fact this letter "J", as we are familiar with, appear to exist between the 14th to 15th century. It was corruption by the Greek first, and then the Roman/Latin. It was used interchangeably with the letter i, and was not considered a consonant until around the 17th century, then coming into its own as a letter, no longer a derivative of the i letter and pronounced completely different with a sound of its own.

 

According to the history we should know about, our old English came from Anglo Saxon (Englisc), which came after the Runic alphabet(s) language. Webster's New World Dictionary: "J, j, 1. the tenth letter of the English alphabet: Formerly a variant of I, i, in the seventeenth century it became established as a consonant only, as in Julius, originally spelled Iulius.



 

How are we to identify ourselves as the believers or follower of the MessiYah?

 

Now that we may understand the correct language and our heavenly Father's name YAHUAH, we will be able to identify the description of the disciples. How were they called each one another? In the scriptural book, we often seen brethren, sisters, disciples, apostles, servants, believers, followers, Natsarim (the watchman or the branch), the faithful or the elect and now we learn another word is OBSERVANT.

 

The scripture book never describe the believers as the Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Pentecostal or any other so-called denomination believers. What does 1st Peter 4:16 tell us? Study this scripture verses. It appear that the original ancient language like Hebrew point out to means the “follower of the Mashiach”, not “christian”?

 

Why should we called ourselves the followers of someone who they don’t imitate? Follower - an adherent or devotee of a particular person, cause, or activity. It’s due to lack of knowledge and actually following others (i.e. pastors, family members, etc.) and instead not learning of Mashiach (other word as the MessiYah) and who He really is. Mashiach kept the Feast Days, according to Leviticus 23 and never worshiped idols and their festivals. Mashiach wore tzitziyot (tassels) found in Numbers 15:38. Mashiach worshiped the Father only and taught others to worship the Father only found on Matthew 4:10. Mashiach is a sacrificial gift from the Father Yahuah (Leviticus 17:11). We pray to the Father only in the Name of Mashiach Yahusha. Mashiach nor his disciples ate unclean animals (pork, shellfish, etc.). You will not find it in scripture anywhere. Acts 10:14 shows that Peter never ate unclean (the vision was not for him to start eating unclean but to witness to the gentile Cornelius – Acts 10:17).


 

Why do the gentiles rage, And the peoples meditate emptiness? The sovereigns of the earth take their stand, And the rulers take counsel together, Against YahUah and against His Son, and say, 'Let us tear apart Their bonds, And throw away Their ropes from us.' He who is sitting in the heavens laughs, YahUah mocks at them. Then He speaks to them in His wrath, And troubles them in His rage, saying, 'But I, I have set My Sovereign on Tsiyon, My set-apart mountain.' 'I inscribe for a law: Yahuah has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have brought You forth. ‘Ask of Me, and I make the gentiles Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth Your possession. ‘Break them with a rod of iron, Dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ' And now, be wise, O sovereigns; Be instructed, you rulers of the earth. Serve YahUah with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be enraged, And you perish in the way, For soon His wrath is to be kindled. Blessed are all those taking refuge in Him. (Psalms 2:1-12).


 

Now, if anyone asked what church does Bro. Pouliot go to? This is another mistake of how people don't realize the word Church is another mess up word. Since many have called church as a gathering place or the building site where people worship have all misunderstood what the scriptural really point out what this mess up translated word Church really mean. After study number of verses which appear the word 'Church' turn out as a gathering group of people who are the believers of YAH. Most have the bad habits of saying “church” to primarily to means the building site, where people go worship at. Technically to clear up what is the CHURCH? It's the body of YahUah,'s people. The assembly believers who are the observants of YAH's law.


 

Let see number of different scriptures verses describe the Church as?


 

Those who really study the book, will often see that Church means “a gathering fellowship Believers, (an assembly group of YahUah’s believers).” There is one famous scripture which many have misunderstood in Matthew 16:18, “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” How this argued or take up the wrong definition idea of church.


 

 

People often used this defining church in a false term to prove by meaning the area where YahuSha pointing to the rock, describing where Peter will build his Church which is a big mistake. To build a roof top building where sanctuary will place inside. Where we come to think and worship inside of the so-called worship place. The problem is, scripture did not define Church as the building or did YahuSha told Peter to build His people upon this rock (earth). We were not much careful reading the scripture book or how did we to think for a moment to see what dose it really say? Let first look in the book of First Corinthians or Qorintiyim Aleph chapter 11:17-22:


 

“In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have Almighty's approval. When you come together, it is not YahuSha's Supper you eat, for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else. One remains hungry, another gets drunk. Don't you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of Almighty and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Certainly not!”



 

It is often to have the gathering Church at someone house. Does this church define to be a building or the gathering believers? There more we must know better about Church.


 

Ephesians 5:23;


 

“For the husband is the head of the wife as Messiah is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.”


 

Who is this church?


 

Ephesians 5:24;


 

“Now as the church submits to YahuSha, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”


 

Who would submit to YahuSha, a building or the believers?


 

First Timothy 3:5;


 

“If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of the heavenly ONE's church?”


 

Who is this church the heavenly ONE do take care of, the believers or a building itself?


 

Acts 5:11—   “Great fear seized the whole church…”


 

Would a building experience fear?


 

Acts 12:5—  “So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to Almighty for him.”


 

Would a building pray for us?


 

1 Cor. 11:18—  Paul writes; “When you come together as a church, ”


 

Not to a church, but as A CHURCH. See verse 20 for what Paul means: coming together in one place. Since the Church is not a "what" or a “where” but a "who"—believers who have gathered together in group.


 

1 Cor. 16:19—  “Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Master, and so does the church that meets at their house."


 

It wasn’t a building that met at Priscilla’s house; so it was a gathering of believers?


 

So now we see that the CHURCH (or the congregation) really means the body of YahUah's people. Who they observe the laws and they believe in YahuSha's teaching that is not from here on earth. The fundamental beliefs which came from the heavenly kingdom of YahUah.


 

Religious is not from YahUah’s teaching but man who invented the word. OBSERVANT is the proper word for James 1:26-26, to be the kind of person to practices the good duties, to love thy neighborhood, caring one another and helping one another the good moral way to stay pure and faultless from polluted by the worldly way.


“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of YahuSha, who is now in YahUah’s name; by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of YahUah, let us draw near to HIM with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:19-25.

Now brothers and sisters, please tell or/and share this understanding truth with other.

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