Jacob's sermon "Christian Cults" is now available for listening or reading online. This teaching explains the difference between "Christian" cults and other types of cults. "Christian" cults are actually organizations who may actually preach the Gospel but incorporate false doctrine as opposed to out-and-out cults which don't preach the true Gospel such as Mormonism or Jehovah's Witnesses.
This issue comes up regularly, especially in connection with extreme groups associated with the Messianic Movement and is a very useful teaching for learning how to discern what constitutes a cult and what it takes to recover from being saved through one.
Japanese transcription of Jacob's sermon "Book Of Jonah" is now available on the online sermons page listed under the "Japanese" tab.
My wife asked me a question about Matt 24:24, "..so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect."
I can't yet make sense of the Greek tenses, voices, etc, to know if it is saying:
(a) Negatively it is possible, but not probable.
(b) Affirmatively it is possible
(c) Remotely possible
(d) Not at all possible.
This summary I found on the internet seems correct:
"If this verse is referring to an "elect" it is also saying that they can't be deceived about FALSE CHRISTS AND FALSE PROPHETS. It DOES NOT SAY they can't be deceived about other things, since we have referred to those scriptures that show the whole world has been deceived and that the church has been subject to deception."
Could you tell me how you view this passage in the Greek text?
Japanese transcriptions of Jacob's sermons "Mezuzot - The Doorposts" and "Jesus in the Garden" are now available on the online sermons page listed under the "Japanese" tab.
(Note: This article appears in the latest editon of the Moriel Quarterly newsletter, but because of a prominent personality once again using the very tactic discussed, we are re-publishing it here. Rick Joyner is but the latest in a long and continuing line of people who mishandle this same Scripture over and over and over again. "“ Moriel Web Staff
"If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
"” Matthew 18:15-20 (NASB)
Jacob's sermon "House of David/House of Saul" has been reformatted and published online. Using 1 & 2 Samuel as the foundational text, this is an excellent study which explains why there are struggles within the church itself and the biblical principles at work. A list of all available sermons which have been transcribed and made available online can be reviewed on the Sermons page.
Yeshua warned blatantly about and against those taking upon themselves the religious titles of both "father" and "rabbi", because both usurp the place of God as our one true Father and our one true Teacher (rabbi meaning teacher but deriving from the Hebrew term "great"). Just as we have Roman Catholic clergy wrongfully calling themselves "father", today in the Messianic Movement we have many kooks calling themselves "Rabbi" (some of whom are not even ethnically Jewish and most of whom never trained as rabbis, never studied rabbinics or talmudic Judaism, and in the majority of cases can't even speak Hebrew).
I know nothing of this individual calling himself Rabbi Yoseph Moishe Koniuchowsky, but MORIEL has been asked to comment on his diatribe.
The Academy of Hillel taught that the 15th of Shvat is the New Year for Trees. Talmud Tractate Rosh ha Shana. Reckoned to be the day when trees stop absorbing water from the ground and instead draw nourishment from their sap. Tithes for the fruit of trees had to be given from each year's growth separately and it was consequently necessary to determine when the New Year begins for this purpose. Most of the rains had fallen before this date, so that the fruit that blossomed after the date belonged to the next year for tithing purposes. Time to collect money to plant trees in Israel. In Israel it has become an agricultural festival. Custom to eat fruits from the seven species for which land of Israel is praised. (Deut 8:8) A land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and date honey.