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These articles address the gap between the abundant life promised by the Master and the churches as they are today.

“…one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” These are noble words, and nothing could be closer to the heart of the Creator than to have a holy nation that matches that description.
What does the return of the Jews from Babylon, and Abraham's call to leave Ur and go to the Promised Land have to do with the Gospel? EVERYTHING!
Have you ever wondered why the church today is not the same as it was when it first began? The first few chapters of the Book of Acts are filled with the wonder and excitement of the vibrant life of love and sharing that resulted from the apostles’ first preaching, and the miraculous ways the Holy...
We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world. (John 9:4-5) The Son of God spoke these words to His disciples, prophesying of a time that was still in the future. After the light of the...
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
Martin Luther, John Calvin, and several others are recognized as the fathers of the Protestant reformation.1 The word fathers used this way means those who originate or institute something. They surely did so, bringing about one of world history’s most important revolutions. 1. They are...
There is a famous cartoon showing Cardinal Law, formerly head of the Boston Archdiocese, surrounded by wolves. Drawing the cardinal with shepherd’s staff in hand, a confused look on his face, and putting the words in his mouth, “You mean, I’m supposed to be protecting the sheep?”
One day Yahshua's disciples came to Him and asked, "Master, why do you speak to the people in parables?" He had just told them the parable of the sower, and they were not sure whether they understood what it meant.
According to a report published by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in mid-2015 there were over 45,000 Christian denominations worldwide.1 Furthermore, that number is increasing at the rate of 2.2 new denominations per day. This is a rather...
esoteric adj. (from the Greek esoterikos "belonging to an inner circle") 1: designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone; 2: requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group; 3: limited to a small circle.
What would a society or culture be like that was actually based on the teachings of the Bible? The popular Christian author, C. S. Lewis, in his book Mere Christianity, described it this way:
Consider the following research results from a popular Christian research group:1
I grew up in a Christian family, and of course we went to church every Sunday. But at some point in my youth, I started actually reading the Bible, becoming personally interested in what it said.
We talked about you this morning. We prayed for you to get this paper. We probably even handed it to you, and we can't wait to meet you one day at our house. I say "our house" because we all own it together. We all live together, just like the church in Acts 2 and 4. 
Yahshua, the Son of God, prophesied when He spoke John 9:4. That is, He spoke of something that would happen in the future:

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The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.