Monthly Archive: September 2012

Over the weekend, 7 members of a Seattle family were severely sickened and subsequently hospitalized after eating mussels that they had harvested from Discovery Bay in Washington State. Suffering from paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), the family was taken to the hospital and one member even had to be placed on a ventilator. In Leviticus 11, our Creator gave us very specific instructions about what we’re supposed to consume and what He considers to be an abomination. These dietary guidelines were given to us for a very good reason — our Father created all things for a specific purpose, and things like shellfish and swine are literally the garbage collectors of this planet. When individuals choose to consume animals that clean up environmental toxins, it should come […]

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119 Ministries continues their Pauline Paradox Series with part 2, “The Paul You Never Knew”. The easily misunderstood writings of Paul have been the source of many problems for believers today as they’re so often used as proof-texts to build and support a doctrine of lawlessness. Whenever reading any of Paul’s letters, one must be mindful of the consistent message presented throughout all of Scripture and interpret Paul’s writings in a manner that is not contradictory to the rest of the Book. Peter certainly recognized that Paul’s writings were the “deep end of the pool” so to speak, and he warned us that untaught and unstable men would misinterpret them and fall into the trap of lawlessness. 2 Peter 3:14 “So then, dear friends, since you […]

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The Pauline Paradox Series is an excellent set of teachings by 119 Ministries on the often-misunderstood writings of the apostle Paul. The writings of Paul are really where many of the problems begin in Christianity today as these difficult to understand verses are often taken out of context, used as proof-texts to justify a lawless lifestyle, and then elevated to a stature that is greater than that of the rest of Scripture (and even the very words of our Messiah). Did Paul really say that the Law was done away with? Was he really advocating a lawless lifestyle? Is it really possible that the most popular doctrine of the day is dead-wrong? These are just a few of the questions answered in part 1 of […]

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Todd Bennett’s Walk in the Light book series has played a major role in turning our family onto the truth of Torah, and we were excited to hear that he’s just released the highly anticipated 11th volume of the series, Pagan Holidays. Description taken from Todd’s website: “This eye opening study examines the importance of knowing and understanding the purpose and significance of the Appointed Times, which are essentially the path of restoration intended to restore fellowship between mankind and the Creator! This book also looks at alternative Holy Days adopted by the Christian religion, tracing their origin and examining the propriety of their observance.” A few of the questions answered in Pagan Holidays include: Did the Creator establish new Holy Days for the Christian Church […]

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Yesterday, my wife and I took a friend of ours and her 6 year old son on a drive to the country. We all thoroughly enjoyed taking in the beautiful scenery of YHWH’s creation, and on the way home we decided to stop for a bite to eat… My wife and I had initially planned to take them to a restaurant back in town, but since it was getting late in the day and this particular restaurant was a bit out of the way, we realized that it would probably be better to go elsewhere. As we all discussed the different options available, we ultimately decided to stop at a restaurant that’s located in a small town which we were going to pass through on […]

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119 Ministries has just released an excellent new teaching titled, “The Missing Silver Coin”. In this short video, Jon discusses the parable of the missing silver coin that is found in Luke 15. A few of the questions answered in this video are: What is “truth”? What do the 10 silver coins represent? What is the missing silver coin representative of? Does YHWH alter the Covenants He makes? As with all of 119’s teachings, this is great for sharing with those who have not yet come to the truth of keeping Yah’s whole Word. He who has ears, let him hear!

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In today’s day and age, people immediately cringe at the thought of eating dogs, cats, and cockroaches — but things like shrimp, lobster, and swine’s flesh are considered desirable. Why is that? The fact of the matter is, all of these things are clearly identified in Leviticus 11 as being unclean and an abomination to our Father. He created all things to serve a specific purpose, but not everything is to be considered food for man. Leviticus 11:11 “They shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination.” Keepin’ it All in the Family One fact that many people are completely unaware of is that shrimp, lobster, and cockroaches are all related. As […]

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