One in Messiah Congregation
קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ
A part of the Congregation of Israel
27 S. Maple Street, Hohenwald, Tn. 38462
Phone: 615 712-3931
Today is April 25, 2020 – in the 21 century
April -- Aphrodite's month
Old English April (is)
Greek Aphro, short for Aphrodite.
Aprilis had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She is identified with the Roman goddess Venus.
We acknowledge Yehovah’s calendar:
Note: New moon today:
We are now in the 2nd month called Ziv – day 1
1Kgs.6 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of Yehovah.
It is the 2nd Sabbath of the 7 Sabbaths we were told to count. We are on our way to the Feast of Weeks.
Scripture tells us: Prove all things with the Word
Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Thessalonians says:
1 Thes. 5  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Watch out for the "other or another" new (false) doctrine
People in the past use to tell me, all churches, congregations and synagogues say they are the only true right one.
Which one is right? Who should I believe? Where should I attend?
Again - Prove all things with the Word
Over the years I did a few studies pertaining to a “checklist”.
I noticed 2 studies; one study had parts 1 and 2.
Here are the 2 studies and the dates:
The Checklist Of What To Do - Where To Attend - 6/13/2015 - Sivan 25
Part 2 Must Have Checklist, August 1, 2009 - 5th month, 9th day
Prove All Things - a must have checklist - July 25, 2009
I did receive some opposition over the years with some of the topics I listed below, which was to be expected. J
Today, in 2020 I will do an updated checklist because I know some people never heard this study before.
Updated “checklist 3” in 2020 of 60 bad possibilities to avoid
Again in 2020 I have comprised a "short checklist" below of scriptural credentials you need to "check off" as you choose where you attend and to whom you should listen too.
***If the church, congregation or synagogue you plan to attend follows this "short checklist" of places not to attend, then you are on the right path.
So, who is preaching the Truth?
Today we need to include YouTube religious videos, all social media and platforms, sites, Apps on all phones, IPods, iPads, laptops, Desktops etc…
Some biggies with billions of subscribers:
YouTube, Face Book, Twitter, Skype, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Reddit , Meetup, Google+ , just to name a few.
There are many websites with Social Media Sites & App lists for 2020
One site states: There are lists of “250 social media apps” as of October 2018 and keeps growing. Updated periodically, the list is available in 32 languages
Be careful on who and what you listen too.
Make sure you now add in all the information pertaining to social media above. 2020
Let’s start the list of 60 bad possibilities to avoid L
1 - Does the church / synagogue believe Yeshua is the Messiah, the Word of Yehovah made flesh of Israel, Savior of the world?
(Make sure they don't believe Yeshua is just some man or just a prophet)
2 - A - Does the church / synagogue keep the 10 commandments?
Especially look for the 4th commandment, the Sabbath, which is on Friday sundown until Saturday sundown - no work, no buying and selling.
Do they say the law is gone, we read the “New Testament” (meaning the gospels and letters)
B -What is the main day your church or synagogue meets, Saturday or Sunday? (Should be Saturday) Sunday is the first day of the week to work.
C - Does the church / synagogue say it is a “commandment” to light candles on the Sabbath? (very false – no such commandment in scripture)
D - Does the church / synagogue welcome in the Sabbath Queen on the Sabbath? (very false)
Judaism has many other false traditions, beware!
Don't be tricked and brought into a "messianic" group that follows Judaism - (hundreds of flavors today of messianic groups).
3 - Does the church / synagogue know and observe the "Feasts of the Lord" (not from Judaism) or do they do pagan holidays?
Some pagan holidays and observances not to observe:
Christmas – false embellishments over the years…
Chanukah (same time as Christmas) – on the 25th of Kislev are the days of Chanukah, which are eight... these were appointed a Festival with Hillel [prayers of praise] and thanksgiving. - Shabbat 21b, Babylonian Talmud (we don't follow)
Don't buy a 8 or 9 candlestick Menorah, unscriptural, no 8 days of oil in the Maccabee stories – made up
Saint Patrick Day
Ash Wednesday - too many Catholic feasts to list
Kwanzaa - Ron Karenga (aka Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga) invented the seven-day feast (Dec. 26-Jan. 1) in 1966, branding it a black alternative to Christmas. The idea was to celebrate the end of what he considered the Christmas-season exploitation of African Americans.
Judaism's Rosh Hashanah, New Year and Passovers are wrong (don't follow Jewish calendars, they have made-up names)
Bar or Bat - Mitzvahs
Tu B' Shevat - too many feasts in Judaism to list
(Really just anything you can't verify by the scriptures)
4 - Does the church / synagogue know about the "7 Sabbaths" in the feasts of Yehovah?
5 - What version of scripture is used at the church / synagogue? (any version other then the KJV in English is erroneous. This will show if the leader there did his or her homework on bible versions in English) There hundreds of versions to deceive you.
You better do your home work on Bible versions.
Don't be tricked and brought into a debate with someone you can tell did not do his or her due diligence in this matter.
6 - Does the church / synagogue add or diminish from the Word of Yehovah?
What is the title of the leader of the church / synagogue? (Make sure it is not rabbi or messianic rabbi or Father)
8 - Does the church / synagogue know about the calendar of Yehovah?
9 - Does the church / synagogue know about Yehovah New Year?
10 - Does the church / synagogue know about the food laws?
11 - Does the church / synagogue know what is clean or unclean?
12 - How do the people in the church / synagogue dress, Holy or sexy?
13 - Does the church / synagogue have gift stores or gyms in their buildings? (very false)
14 - Does the church / synagogue "rent out" their buildings to other religions, businesses, garage sales, daycare center?
15 - Does the church / synagogue follow the Two House Doctrine of today, not the Two Houses in the Scriptures? (very false)
1 - Don't be tricked and brought into a Two House Doctrine of today (hundreds of flavors today).
We do believe in the Two Houses Of Jacob, Israel, in scripture that will be brought back together and innumerable amount of nations, gentiles will the Body.
2 - Also don't be tricked into believing you "might be" Yosef or Ephraim. (You never can prove that anyway, the name Ephraim shows up "only once" in the Gospels and letters only as a city)
Rev. 7  And I heard the number of
them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four
thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. (Ephraim is not named there)
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of
all nations, and kindreds,
and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed
with white robes, and palms in their hands;
And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and
unto the Lamb.
16 - Does the church / synagogue follow the Lunar Sabbath? (very false)
17 - Does the church / synagogue follow the once saved, always saved doctrine? (very false)
18 - Does the church / synagogue follow Judaism or rabbis? (very false)
19 - Does the church / synagogue follow the Calvinism - pre-destination doctrine? (very false)
20 - Does the church / synagogue follow the preterist doctrine? (very false)
21 - Does the church / synagogue follow baby baptism doctrine? (very wrong)
22 - Does the church / synagogue follow baptism by sprinkling water doctrine? (very false)
23 - Does the church / synagogue forbid music or instruments? (very false)
24 - Does the church / synagogue have a "prayer language" doctrine? (very false)
25 - Does the church / synagogue have a "rapture" doctrine? (very false)
26 - Does the church / synagogue have a "replacement doctrine" where their church replaced Israel? (very false)
27 - Does the church / synagogue have a "sleep in the dust doctrine"? (very false)
28 - Does the church / synagogue allow animals / pets? (very bad)
29 - Does the church / synagogue have a "not to bear arms doctrine"? (very false)
30 - Does the church / synagogue have the "Black Hebrews doctrine"? (very false)
No black Jesus, no black Israelites doctrine
Make sure where you attend is no all one nationality, like all black, Spanish, Chinese or whatever etc…
31 - Does the church / synagogue have statues and pictures of Yeshua or the Father? (very bad)
32 - Does the church / synagogue have a problems with people with divorce (for any reason) or porn? (very bad)
33 - Does the church / synagogue light candles for the dead? (very false)
34 - Does the church / synagogue have a confessional box to tell your sins to a man? (very false)
35 - Does the church / synagogue have a doctrine where they forbid certain people to marry and command to abstain from meats on certain days?
36 - Does the church / synagogue have the "sacred name doctrine"? They say you can't say God, Lord, glory, holy, amen, Yeshua, etc... (very false)
Don't be tricked and brought into a "name game argument". (Sacred Name Cult - late 1930's)
37 - Does the church / synagogue take out the "o" in Lord like L_rd and God like G_d? (very false, made up in Judaism)
38 - Does the church / synagogue say men or women need to play "dress up Jew"? (Judaism garb)
They say, “You need to wear a beard, tallit (magic fringe), tefillin, or yarmulke? (false traditions)
The words tallit and yarmulke are not in the Hebrew Bible (false traditions)
Also beware of good-luck charms, jewelry, trinkets and made-up ceremonies you "feel" you "need" to wear and "do".
Example: Some Jews wear the hamesh hand. Arab cultures often refer to it as the Hand of Fatima - (pagan)
39 - Does the church / synagogue have Easter egg hunts? (false traditions) by the way, rabbits don't lay eggs
40 - Does the church / synagogue do this? In Judaism, Orthodox synagogues have a separate section where the women sit.
This may be on an upper floor balcony, or back room, or a side room, separated from the men's section by a wall or curtain called a mechitzah.
Babylonian Talmud (Sukkah
41 - Does the church / synagogue say men are not permitted to pray in the presence of women, because they say they are supposed to have their minds on their prayers, not on pretty girls? (false traditions)
42 - Does the church / synagogue have “Learn how to be a prophet school” or have a “Learn how to heal people school”? (very bad)
43 - Does the church / synagogue have a Mother Goddess (very false)
44 - Does the church / synagogue have a moon god or any other god than the God of Israel? (very false)
45 - Does the church / synagogue have a doctrine where the church says who is to marry whom? (very false)
46 - Does the church / synagogue have a doctrine where Mary (Miriam) Yeshua's (mother was a perpetual virgin and assumed into heaven? (very false)
47 - Does the church / synagogue have a doctrine where you can pray or talk to your dead relatives or friends? (very false)
48 - Does the church / synagogue have a doctrine where you can pray to saints or Mary? (very false)
49 - Does the church / synagogue have a doctrine Peter was the first Pope? (very false) Peter was "never" in Rome and he was married.
50 - Does the church / synagogue have people receiving pay for preaching the word, playing an instrument or for singing? (very false)
51 - Does the church / synagogue have the doctrine of prosperity? (very false)
52 - Does the church / synagogue have a teacher that uses messages that sound like a pep talk or motivational speech instead of using the Word? (very false)
53 - Does the church / synagogue have homosexual or lesbian rabbis, priests or teachers and preachers? (very false, run away)
54 - Does the church / synagogue have leaders that want to marry young girls? (very false, run away)
55 - Does the church / synagogue have the doctrine of polygamy? (very false)
56 - Don't be tricked into believing Jewish believers are better than Gentile believers.
57 - Does the church / synagogue have a teacher (or rabbi) that quotes from other books than the Bible and says it is equal to the scripture? (very false)
Examples: Talmud, Mishna, Gamora, Zohar, Tanya, Gematria, Theomatics, so called Bible codes, Maccabee stories commentaries from Judaism, Protestant, Catholic or any other religious books.
Deut. 4  Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Yehovah your God which I command you.
Deut. 12  What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Prov. 30  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
58 - Does the church / synagogue have a teacher (or rabbi) that says there are 613 commandments? (made up in the twelfth century - Judaism)
The 613 Commandments was compiled by Rambam - the acronym of Rabbi Moses ben Maimon - or in short Maimonides - 1135-1204) in the twelfth century - Sefer HaMitzvoth
59 - Does the church / synagogue need a minyan to say some prayers? (made up)
minyan - 10 people (Jewish men) necessary to recite certain prayers
60 - Does the church / synagogue use anything other than the first visible crescent in Israel as the beginning of God's months?
61 - Does the church / synagogue go to grocery stores or any place that would have leaven on the Feast of Unleavened Bread?
62 - Does the church / synagogue have any false prophet such as Ellen White or Joseph Smith, or any other except those in the bible?
63 - Does the church / synagogue believe they do not need to be circumcised?
64 - Does the church / synagogue believe there is more than 1 God? False Trinity doctrine.
65 - Does the church / synagogue believe there are different levels of heaven or hell?
66 - Does the church / synagogue change the real date of an appointed day or Feast for their convenience?
67 - Does the church / synagogue focus on God the 24 hours of any Sabbath? Isaiah 58:13-14
68 - Does the church / synagogue believe their church started on Pentecost? It didn't!
69- Does the church / synagogue believe they can pray for those who don't keep God's commandments/Feasts or they believe they can pray to God for someone to repent?
70 - Does the church / synagogue control memebers finances, controlling who their congregants talk to, or demand their inheritance.
71- Does the church / synagogue control how you discipline your children? - Does the church / synagogue follow their own time zone for the Sabbath, or Israel? should not follow Israel.
73 - Does the church / synagogue only have communion on the Passover and not the rest of the year?
74 - Does the church / synagogue say that the bread and win are literally the blood and body of Yeshua?
75 - Does the church / synagogue command women or men to wear head coverings?
76 - Does the church / synagogue believe that no church really has the truth, so they put up with false doctrine?
77 - Does the church / synagogue demand that woman cannot wear makeup, or command that women have to have their hair a certain way?
78 - Does the church / synagogue follow the commandment by God that all people in your dwelling must keep the Sabbath?
79 - Does the church / synagogue believe that you only have to keep the Sabbath in the daytime hours?
80 - Does the church / synagogue have just a Sabbath service and don't keep the rest of the 24 hour day holy to God?
81 - Does the church / synagogue keep the appointed days and Feasts with people that are in sin?
82 - Does the church / synagogue buy and sell on the Sabbath
83 - Does the church / synagogue have more on the Passover than unleavened bread, lamb, and bitter herbs?
84 - Does the church / synagogue require you to fast on the Day of Atonement?
85 - Does the church / synagogue worship the devil?
86 - Does the church / synagogue sell their studies and bible courses?
87 - Does the church / synagogue tell you that if you leave, you are going to hell?
***This list of items is still not complete, more to come one day...
Apostle Paul, in his second letter to the Corinthians and his letter to the Galatians, indicates at his time, there were (false) other gospels, (false) other spirits and (false) another Yeshua.
2 Cor. 11  For if he that cometh preacheth another Yeshua, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Gal. 1  I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Messiah unto another gospel:
 Which is not another; but
there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Messiah.
 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Messiah Yeshua says there will be (false) other Messiahs / Christs - (false) other prophets
Matt. 24  For there shall arise false Messiahs / Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mark 13  For false Messiahs / Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Apostle Peter indicates in his letter, that there were (false) other prophets and there will be (false) other teachers.
1. 2 Pet. 2  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying Yehovah that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Apostle John indicates that at the end of time, there will the dragon, the beast, / Anti-Messiah / Christ and the false prophet
Again - "(false) other or another"
Rev. 16  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Rev. 19  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Rev. 20  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.
1Tim.6  O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
2Tim.2  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
Tit.3  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Having said all the above, you can now use this "short checklist" to prove which church / synagogue is right, which teacher is right.
Make sure they do not have (false) another gospel, (false) another spirit and (false) another Yeshua.
Start with this list and you will be doing fine to go (to heaven and everlasting lifeJ)