e-News 12/14/2020

Our Growing Outreach

Almighty Yahweh’s Word is reaching thousands through the outreach of YRM. Data show that our YouTube videos had 83,700 views in the last month. This reflects nearly 13,000 hours of watch time. YouTube is only one of our outreach platforms. We average 300 live views of our Sabbath services each week. Many more come when those messages are downloaded later from the website. We praise Yahweh for the ability to accomplish His work in the time we still have.

 

More Interest, More Baptisms

Yahweh Word does not return empty. We read in Isaiah 55:11: “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Lately we have been blessed with numerous baptisms. Two were immersed a week ago and three more this past Sabbath. To impress on the necessity of baptism in the believer’s life, we are expanding our baptism booklet. It will answer the most common questions asked about immersion and why baptism is such an important step in your life.

 

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

I don’t understand the account of Yahshua and the woman caught in adultery in John 8:1-11. As the scribes and Pharisees tempted Him with this “gotcha” situation, Yahshua challenged them with the statement, he who is without sin cast the first stone. Who isn’t without sin because all have sinned, Romans 5:12. How can justice be possible in that case?

  1. Yahshua was trying to shock them to make a point.
  2. When He wrote on the ground Yahshua was naming names of those accusers who had committed the same sin of adultery.
  3. The authenticity of the story is questionable and not in the early text.
  4. The account was added to later manuscripts of John

The Restoration Study Bible carries the following footnote on this passage: “The genuineness of this passage is in question. The following maintain that this entire pericope is missing from the early manuscripts: NRSV Harper Collins Study Bible: NIV Study Bible: Aramaic English New Testament: The King James Study Bible. The Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary reads. “It is wanting in the four oldest manuscript-the newly-discovered Codex Sinaiticus (‘Aleph’), the Alexandrian Codex (A). the Codex Vaticanus (B). and the Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (C) – and in four other valuable Uncial manuscript, although two of these have a blank space, as if something had been left out: it is wanting also in upwards of 50 Cursive manuscript: of ancient versions, it is wanting in the venerable Peshito Syriac and its Philoxenian revision, in one and probably both the Egyptian versions-the Thebaic and Memphitic-the Gothic, probably the Armenian, and two or three copies of the Old Latin: several of the fathers take no notice of it-as Origen, Tertullian, Cyprian, Cyril, Chrysostom: it is wanting in the most ancient tables of the sectional contents of the Gospels, though afterward inserted as an additional section: the variations in the manuscript which insert it exceed in number and extent those in any other part of the New Testament: and of those manuscript which insert it, four Uncials and upwards of fifty Cursives have an asterisk or other critical mark attached to it. as subject to doubt or requiring investigation.” Some scholars speculate that it may well be an authentic report of something Yahshua did that was woven into John’s evangel at some later time. Answer: Each answer has some merit.

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