More On Our Beliefs
Who do you worship and give praise to?
Yahweh, the heavenly father. We take to heart his son, the Messiah, Yahshua's teachings.
Why on Saturday?
The entirety of the Old Testament was not done away with, so we continue to follow the
ten commandments. It says that the sabbath day, the day of rest and worship and praise,
should be be done on the seventh day, Saturday.
People who speak for leading the studies and sermons are men who are single or have been
married to one woman. Those who continue on walking the straight and narrow path will
move on from speaking at the pulpit for only studies, to being able to hold a sermon. All
men, of the accountable age, regardless of their prior martial status, may lead prayer and
song services before the congregation.
Are you Messianic?
No, we do not follow the traditional Jewish rituals. Instead, we follow a combination of the Old and New Testaments, believe in the Messiah, and follow the Torah within the fulfilment by Yahshua.
Are you Seventh Day Adventist?
No, our belief system contradicts with Seventh Day Adventist observers.
Do women need to wear head coverings at service? Are they allowed to wear pants?
We discuss wearing head coverings, beards, and states of dress in our booklet here. Through reading it, you may come to your own decision and understanding of what you would like to do. Though, we, ourselves, do not force any female attendees to cohere to a set standard of dress at our congregation.
What are the feast days, and why do you not celebrate holidays?
The feast days (found in Leviticus 23) follow the calendar set in scripture that follows the lunar cycle. These holy convocations include the weekly sabbath, the Passover memorial, the feast of unleavened bread, the feast of weeks, the feast of trumpets, the day of atonement, and finally the feast of tabernacles, which contains the Last Great Day as well.
We do not celebrate man's holidays that follow the Gregorian solar calendar. These include days that promote sin or twisted versions of feasts that do not follow doctrine.
Why do you eat certain foods but not others?
In Leviticus chapter 11, the food laws were listed clearly as what could and could not be eaten. We continue to follow this because even with Yahshua's arrival, these stipulations were not done away with (unlike sacrificing). We hold the idea of kosher foods by using Leviticus 11 as a guide.
Peter's dream in Acts chapter 10 is referenced to be the New Testament's stance against the doctrine of clean and unclean foods. This is actually taken out of context. The entirety of the chapter is a narrative of Peter seeing that we should not discriminate against others, be they gentile or non-believer.
Will you be having live streams weekly?
This is a pending answer. Our existing Outreach program takes up more of our time and is the priority at the moment.
More people are able to view the speakers' messages over DVD and hear on CD than being able to
view on the web, according to the existing follower base. At the moment, our plan was to have a live stream once a month, but, if able to, we will use the application, Periscope, to stream weekly.
For more information, please feel free to send an email to us here, or give us a call here. We are more than happy to answer questions that you might have regarding scripture and what it contains. If you would like to discuss these questions and inquiries with others beside the pastor, you can visit us on any sabbath during our gathering times. (Note: The Congregation of YHWH will not be in Irving, Texas October 27th, 2018, due to observance of the Feast of Tabernacles.)