An Introduction to God Call me Yada. I am going to serve as your guide throughout our voyage of discovery. As we embark on our journey, you should know that I am an irrelevant character. This story is not about me. It is about Yahowah, and understanding the means to engage in a relationship with Him.
If your mind is open, and if you are willing to let go of the myths which permeate our world, you are on the cusp of engaging in life's greatest and most rewarding adventure. The universe we are going to explore is extraordinary, well beyond anything you may have imagined. And while the map to this magnificent realm has been available for a very long time, barely one in a million people have capitalized upon it. Very few individuals have gone where we are going which is to meet God. (More)
His Word The evidence affirms that Yah's Word was as inerrant as language allows when it was revealed to Moseh and to the Children of Yisra'el, and when it was scribed in Ancient Hebrewmankind's oldest existing alphabet. But God makes no claim that your human translation is inerrant, because He knows with language, such a claim would be impossible. Beyond this, insuring continual inerrancy would require Him to interfere with freewill something He will not do.
While language is mankind's most important tool, it is an imprecise oneespecially apart from Hebrew, the language God, Himself, authored. Further, no language translates perfectly from one dialect to another, and the cultural baggage is almost always lost. And while these are issues with which we will grapple, the biggest problem with translations is that there is often very little correlation between the text of the oldest manuscripts and what is printed on the pages of the most popular "bibles." (More)
His Name As you are now aware, this Introduction to God makes no accommodation to garner popular support, and it was not designed to appeal to a religious audience. It seeks to reveal, examine, and consider the pictures God has painted in His Word.
One of the more significant factors culling the audience for this material will be the absence of a familiar vocabulary. I have endeavored to avoid most of the brushstrokes people have become accustomed to seeing because they either corrupt or conceal Yahowah's portrait. And since God does not combat deception with delusions, neither shall I. Therefore, if you are searching for "Jesus Christ," you will not find him here. (More)
His Teaching Part 1 We are about to commence the next stage of our voyage of discovery. Our destination will be Yahowah's "Towrah Teachings," because this book of books is both foundational and controversial.
According to Yahowah, the Torah is His TestimonyGod's Word. It is in the Torah that Yahowah formally introduces Himself to humankind. It is where He wrote His name so that we would know it. The Torah provides the lone witness to the Covenant. Without the Torah, this relationship, and God's purpose, would be unknown. (More)
His Teaching Part 2 Towrah is the name of a collection of books, and as such, it serves as a title. Therefore, most of the 219 times "Towrah" appears in Scripture, it should be transliterated replicating the sound of the name as accurately as possible. However, because "towrah" is often used as a descriptive noun, the word should also be translated so that readers come to appreciate the fact that towrah means: "teaching, instruction, guidance, and direction."
With this in mind, let's consider one of Yahowah's Masal or Word Pictures on the importance of the Towrah. As a Father guiding His son, it begins: "My son (ben), never ignore, overlook, nor forget ('al sakah elect to never lose sight of the significance of nor ever choose to inappropriately respond to) My Towrah / Teaching (Towrah Instruction, Guidance, and Direction)." (Masal / Word Pictures / Proverbs 3:1) (More)
His Teaching Part 3 One Mizmowr / Song is devoted entirely to signing the Torah's praises. In fact, the 119th Psalm provides Yahowah's most comprehensive instruction on how to properly observe His Towrah.
The 119th Psalm, second only to the Towrah itself, is the most important document ever written. I have found nothing which compares to the lyrics of this extraordinary melody. If you have and ear for Yah, and if you love His Towrah, you are in for a treat. (More)
His Teaching Part 4 Now that we have considered what the Towrah has to say about the Towrah, pondered the merits of the Towrah from the perspective of the Proverbs, and have learned how to properly observe the Towrah from the Psalms, it is time to reflect upon what the Prophets revealed regarding the Towrah. And speaking of prophets, they don't get any bolder or better than Yasha'yahuw a name which has been corrupted by theologians to "Isaiah"all to keep you from knowing that it is Yahowah who saves. (More)
His Covenant On several occasions in this Introduction to God, I shared something profound which I'd like to prove: Yah wants us to enjoy an engaged yet relaxed, personal, conversational, upright, and familial relationship with Him. He wants to adopt us. God doesn't want us to fear Him, to bow down to Him, or even to worship Him. He despises religionsall of them. He adores relationships and will sacrifice everything (save His integrity) to achieve them.
Since these conclusions are contrary to the edicts of every religion, and since conveying them is the purpose of the Towrah, let's turn to the evidence God, Himself, provided to ascertain whether or not they are valid. To begin, let's start where Yahowah began, by asking Abraham to walk away from the most religious and political place on earth. (More)
His Terms In our quest to get to "yada' know" Yahowah even better, and to better "byn - understand" what He is offering and wants from us in return, this is an ideal time to consider the statements Yahowah wrote with His own hand. On the first of the two tablets, God summarized His message to humankind, providing an essential perspective from which to understand everything He would reveal to us in His Towrah. On the second, He taught us how to live our lives.
As always, these translations are amplified, providing you with a more complete rendering of Yahowah's advice. In addition, they include the Hebrew words themselves, because it is vitally important that you take the time to verify their meanings. In all things, you should trust God, not man (including me). (More)
His Invitations The basis of this section is currently presented in the Called Out volume of Yada Yah. A summation of what they reveal about how we are afforded the opportunity to meet with God will soon be incorporated into this Introduction to God.
His Way The basis of this section is currently presented in the Salvation volume of Yada Yah. Once those chapters are edited, and corrected based upon what I've learned, a summation of what they reveal about how we are vindicated by God will be incorporated into this Introduction to God.