Statement of Beliefs

INTRODUCTION

The Remnant of Judah is a religious organization founded for the purpose of propagating the ancient Hebraic Israelite religion as outlined in the pages of the Hebrew Scripture (erroneously called the old testament). Our teachings stress the observance of the “old testament” laws, contradicting those who wrongfully claim that they were nailed to the cross, are no longer in force, and were fulfilled and abolished. We maintain that the laws of the “old testament” are just as valid today as when they were given to Moses and the children of Israel thousands of years ago. Observance of these laws not only leads to unity with God, but also to true success and an abundant life.

Below is a summary of our beliefs. If you would like to study these topics in details or would like to know what our beliefs are on many other biblical subjects, click the link below each topic or you may request paper copies of our literature, attend our bible study, attend one of our forums, or request a visit from one of our ministers.

1. GOD

We believe there is only one true God, and we obey the torah command to worship only Him. We believe the God of Israel is a single entity. He is not a trinity, He does not have any person sitting at His right hand, and He does not have offspring children. He is our heavenly father, and we are all his children (Ps. 82:6). He does not have an “only begotten son.”

Supporting verses: Hos 13:4/Deut 4:39/Exod 34:14/Isa 43:10-11/ Isa 44:6/Isa 45:6,18,22.

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2. GOD’S NAME

We believe the God of heaven has a personal name. This divine name is written with the four Hebrew characters הוָהי (Yod-heh-vav-heh), and was used almost 7000 times throughout the Scripture. In English the name is written as YHWH, and regularly pronounced as Jehovah and Yahweh. Because nobody is really sure what the true pronunciation of this vowel-less name is, oftentimes people use the title THE LORD in its place. We elect to use the shortened poetic form of the name – YAH, which is still preserved and which was used over 50 times in the Hebrew Scripture. Although YAH is sometimes written with a J (Jah), Hebrew grammar dictates that it is pronounced with a Y sound.

Supporting verses: Exod 3:13-15 KJV/Ps 68:4 KJV/Ps 83:18 KJV/Isa 26:4 KJV/Isa 12:2 KJV/Ps 72:19/Ps 80:18.

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3. THE BIBLICAL ISRAELITES

We believe the vast majority of black people who were taken from Africa to the western world as slaves were bloodline descendants of the biblical Israelites. Their ancestors, who were the chosen people of God, and who once settled in the land of Israel, were chased out due to their continued disobedience to God. Forced to flee from the holy land, many of the Israelites took refuge in nearby Africa where they lived for thousands of years until many were kidnapped and sold as slaves. We believe that in the near future, God will regather his people and resettled them in the land he gave to their forefathers.

Supporting verses: Isa 11:11-12/Jer 3:18/Jer 31:10/Hos 11:8-10/Zech 8:7- 8/Isa 41:8-16/Isa 49:5-23.

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4. THE SCRIPTURES

We believe the Hebrew Scripture (the Tanakh) which is erroneously called The Old Testament, is the inspired word of God. All our doctrines and teachings come directly from this collection of 24 Hebrew books (39 in English). We believe in the literal meaning of the Hebrew Scripture, so we do not spiritualize bible verses, and we do not subscribe to the idea that there are hidden meanings in the verses of the Bible. Of course, the scripture do employ symbolism in various passages, but when it does so, it is quite evident. We reject all other religious writings including the so-called new testament.

Supporting verses: Deut 4:2/Deut 12:32/Pro.30:6.

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5. THE LAW

We believe the laws and commandments of the Tanakh (Old Testament) are still binding, and must be observed by those who call themselves servants of God. The common teaching that these laws and commandments were abolished is false. God’s laws were never nailed to a cross, and were not “done away with.” The scripture makes it quite clear that salvation is attained by the mercy of God, and through the keeping of His laws and commandments.

Supporting verses: Deut 6:1-3,24-25/Deut 7:12-15/Lev 18:1-5/Ps 1:1-6/Ps 19:7-11/Ps 119:1-176/Ezek 18:5-9.

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6. THE SABBATH

We believe the seventh day of the week (commonly called Saturday) is the weekly Sabbath. God forbids working on the Sabbath day. It is a day on which we are to rest and assemble for worship. The Sabbath day was never abolished, and it was never changed to Sunday.

Supporting verses: Gen 2:1-3/Exod 20:8-11/Lev 23:3/ Deut5:14/ Exod 31:13-17/Ezek 20:12,20/Isa 66:23.

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7. HOLIDAYS

We believe holidays such as Easter and Christmas are of pagan origins, and therefore should not be celebrated by true servants of God. The people of God are commanded to observe only the biblical holy days listed in the Torah – Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles.

Supporting verses: Deut 14:2/ Exod 19:5/Deut 26:18/ Deut 16:1-16/Lev 18:3,24,27/Lev 23:1-44

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8. BIBLICAL DIET

We believe in the biblical law of clean and unclean foods. In obedience to the Bible, we do not eat pork and other unclean meats, and we do not consume shellfish and other prohibited seafood. Also, because the scripture say that we should not consume blood, we ensure that the blood has been completely drained from any meat that we intend to eat.

Supporting verses: Lev 11:1-46/Deut 14:1-21/Lev 3:17/Lev 7:23-27/Lev 17:10-13.

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9. TITHING

We believe in the biblical law of tithing and charity. It is through the act of tithing that we express our appreciation to God for the blessing he has bestowed upon us. Tithing then, is an act of worship. Tithe is to be used to fund the work of the church, to provide financially for those who dedicate their lives to the service of the church ministry, and to assist the poor.

Supporting verses: Gen 14:20/Gen 28:20-22/Lev 27:30-32/Num 18:20-32/2 Chron 31:5-12/Neh 10:37-38/Neh 12:44/Mal 3:8-10

10. MARRIAGE

We believe marriage is a religious ritual instituted by God when he created the first man and the first woman. Because marriage is a religious rite, it is valid with or without state or government approval, licensing or registration. We believe the torah makes it quite clear that marriage is valid only when it is between a natural born man and a natural born woman. Any other forms of unions are not legitimate marriages and should not be defined or described as such. One of the main purposes of marriage is the procreation and upbringing of godly children (Mal 2:14-15, NLT). The production of offspring is possible only through a male and a female.

Supporting verses: Gen 2:18-24/Gen 3:16-19/Pro 18:22/ Exod 21:10/Num 30:6-8.

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11. THE KINGDOM OF GOD

We believe that during the last days, God will establish a government on the earth. The bible calls this government the kingdom of God. It will start with the advent of a person who is commonly called the messiah, and who will forcefully bring all existing earthly governments to an end. Because of many unambiguous scriptural passages, we believe this messiah will actually be King David whom God will resurrect. During the reign of this righteous king, the earth will be restored to a gardenlike state, and for the first time there will be worldwide peace and prosperity.

Supporting verses: Dan 2:44/Isa 11:1-10/Isa 2:1-4/Zech14:4,9/Ezek 36:33-35/Isa 25:8/Isa 30:19/Isa 49:10/Ezek 34:25-29/Amos 9:11-15/Zech. 8:4-5/Jer 30:7-9/Ezek 34:22-24/Ezek 37:21-25/ Hosea 3:4-5/Ps 89:20-27

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12. THE RESURRECTION

We believe in the resurrection. The scripture teaches that those who died as faithful observers of God’s commandments will be resurrected from the dead to eternal life. Our live on earth was never meant to be permanent, as is evident by the sad reality of suffering and death. But servants of God can rest assured that after all their troubles and trials, and after their restful sleep, they will be awakened to a never ending life of joy and happiness.

Supporting scriptures: Dan 12:2/Ezek 37:11-14/Job 19:25-27/Isa 61:6/Exod 19:6/Zech 10:8-10.

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