Why So Many Changes?

by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC

updated 9-12-2002
refined 3-31-2007

So you say, "I Believe In Christ As My Lord And Savior," but do you really believe? Let's examine what it is that so many say they believe in, when they say, "I Believe." See "Sacrifice of Messiah."

My premise is that if a person or a group says that he, she or they believe(s) in a faith established by G-d, through His Holy Scriptures, and then that person or group changes the original faith to something else, then that person or group does not, never did or no longer believe(s) in the original faith.

Additionally, if a person or group establishes a new faith (in their god) that is contrary to, altered or changed from the original faith in Yahweh then that person or group does not, never did or no longer believe(s) in the original faith in Yahweh; especially since Messiah Yahshua and his apostles practiced the original faith.

Note: Let it be known by all, that the True Faith which Yahweh SEEKS from humans has never changed since the beginning of time. It has always been humans who changed their faith to suit themselves. (Hebrew 11) Able, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, the prophets, Job, Solomon, and Yahshua all had The Faith that Yahweh SEEKS in His children (The Faith of Abraham). It is not just a faith in Messiah Yahshua, but the same faith as Messiah Yahshua; for it is in Messiah Yahshua's shoes (by his example) that the faithful should walk. Why? Because it is Messiah Yahshua's character altering example that should live in us. (Matthew 10:38-39 ; Matthew 16:24-25 ; Matthew 19:21 ; John 10 ; John 13:15 ; 1 Timothy 1:16) Additionally, to "Carry or Bear Your Cross" means to "Endure SELF-Sacrifice."

1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me as chief, Yahshua might display all his patience, for an example to those who were going to believe in him to eternal life.

See "Did The Messiah Start A new Religion?"

"So, Why So Many Unauthorized Changes?"

The following arguments are placed in the form of questions, only so that the reader can be directed to a logical conclusion.

(1) Why was G-d's Seventh Day Sabbath changed by the Universal Roman church from Friday
(at sunset through Saturday at sunset) to Sunday (midnight to midnight)? And why do the protestants (who proclaim to be reformist) follow their catholic (Universal) mother in Sunday worship? Do Yahweh's Holy Scriptures command us to change the Sabbath Day to Sunday? No! Did The Messiah and his Apostles keep the Seventh Day Sabbath? Yes! Did the Apostles and the original congregations keep the Seventh Day Sabbath, even after the death of Messiah? Yes!

(2) Why was G-d's International Dateline in Jerusalem
(Where historically all known True Sabbaths began and ended) changed to a man made International Dateline on the opposite side of the world from Jerusalem. See The International Dateline Dilemma.

(3) Why was G-d's Sacred Calendar
(first month in Spring) changed in favor of the Roman government's "Julian" calendar (first month in winter), and then later to the Universal Roman church's "Gregorian" calendar (first month in winter)? Why would any of G-d's True Churches ever change from G-d's Sacred Calendar to a non-sacred man made Universal Roman calendar?

Daniel 7:25 He (The fourth Kingdom or ROMAN government and church) shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law (of G-d); and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time.

Note: It is a well known fact that this fourth kingdom on Earth is the Roman (Early Democratic Style) government; both Ancient Rome and present day Rome.

(4) Why would a G-d fearing and loving congregation ever change the name of The Eternal Creator from Yahweh
(YHWH) to Lord or even the Greco-Roman name of Jesus? Why would a G-d fearing and loving church change the name of their Hebrew Savior from Yahshua (Yehshua or Yahushua) to the totally unrelated Greek name of Jesus? Why would a G-d fearing and loving church then abbreviate the name Jesus with IHS for Iseous or Ihsous? Isn't Jesus a short enough name already? Why is it that IHS is, also, the abbreviation used to represent the son of Zeus?

(5) Why would a true G-d fearing people celebrate the birthday of their so called savior
(Yahweh is the True Savior, but Messiah is His proxy) when he (Messiah) never asked them to do so, and then fail to observe "The Last Supper" (Chagigah or Koinonia) on the day before Passover, as the Messiah and his apostles did; especially when The Messiah specifically said, "This Do In Remembrance Of me"? (Luke 22:19-20)
Why? Because they changed the Jewish Messiah to a Greek one. and then they changed the Messiah to being
(in their minds only) GOD. Additionally, the True Messiah (Yahshua) was born in a period of time from mid September to early October. Click here to read about his birth. Furthermore, why would a G-d fearing people use December 25th. as the birthday of Yahshua, when all pagan sun gods use December 25th as their birthday too. See "Disclaimer" OR "Yahweh's Sacred Calendar" for further details.

(6) Why would a true G-d fearing people change "The Last Supper"
(Chagigah) by having an unbroken wafer placed on their tongue (in the form of the sun), when Messiah Yahshua taught to break bread to symbolize his body that was broken for them?

1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, isn't it a communion of the blood of Messiah Yahshua? The bread which we break, isn't it a communion of the body of Messiah?

(7) Why would a true G-d fearing people exchange G-d's Annual Holy Days
(High Sabbaths) for pagan holidays (Xmas, Easter, etc...)? And then in an effort to cover up their misdeeds, exchange the pagan names of the holidays for names that sound Holy, but are not. Take Christ-mass for example, it is really a day to commemorate the "Saturnalia" on the day after the shortest day of the year on the Julian calendar. Which is, also, the same day that people were sacrificed to the sun gods in a superstitious pagan effort to return the longer and warmer days back to the earth. This is, also, why a Yule Log was burned at Xmas, because it was thought that the heat of the flame would help the sun god restore his warmth to the Earth. See Yahweh's Holy Days.

(8) Why would a true G-d fearing people think that they had the authority to change G-d's Laws when the "Children of G-d" are supposed to be obedient to His words as stated, especially in light of the fact that G-d placed all authority and dominion under Messiah Yahshua
(not a church or group of people)? Ephesians 1:21-22 ; 1 Peter 1:13-16 .

Hebrews 2:6-8 But one has somewhere testified, saying, "What is man, that you think of him? Or the son of man (Yahshua), that you care for him? You made him (Yahshua) a little lower than the angels; You crowned him (Yahshua) with glory and honor. You have put all things in subjection under his (Yahshua's) feet."

(9) Why would a true G-d fearing church exchange humility for robes of purple and white with gold, magnificent buildings, power, fanfare, and jewel encrusted objects of gold, and silver?
James 2:1-3 ; Matthew 5:5 ; Mark 12:38-40 ; Matthew 6:1-8

Mark 12:38-40 In his teaching he said to them, "Beware of the scribes (or priests), who desire to walk in long robes, and to get greetings in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts: those who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."

Matthew 6:1-8 Be careful that you don't do your charitable giving before men, to be seen by them, or else you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. Therefore when you do merciful deeds, don't sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from men. Most assuredly, I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you do merciful deeds, don't let your left hand know what your right hand does, so that your merciful deeds may be in secret, then your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. "When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most assuredly, I tell you, they have received their reward. But you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. Therefore don't be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.

(10) Why would a true G-d fearing
(loving and obedient) people exchange "Passover" for Easter (Ishtar)? When Easter (Ishtar) is an ancient pagan fertility rite. Witnessed further by the fact that (Ishtar) bunnies (rabbits) are one of the most prolific reproducers in the world; and eggs are an obvious sign of sexual reproduction. See Pagan Holidays and Ishtar to learn more.

(11) Why would a true G-d fearing
(loving and obedient) people add and change verses in the Holy Bible in order to substantiate false doctrine? Click here to learn more.

Answer and Conclusion: A true, obedient, and G-d fearing people (congregation) would never change or exchange any of G-d's established traditions or commandments. They would make every effort possible to obey G-d as He is, was, and forever will be. They would never create a new god with different traditions and laws. If you know someone, who belongs to such a church, that follows pagan traditions and teaches that the Ten Commandments were nailed on the cross, then you know someone who professes to know G-d, but by their works they deny Him. Such a person is an unbeliever.

Titus 1:15-16
15 To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
16 They profess that they know G-d, but by their works they deny him, being abominable,
disobedient, and unfit for any good work.

Little Children, Beware of Evil masquerading
A Messenger of Righteousness!

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