And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. John 8:32
Shabbat shalom dearly beloved:
All of Mankind fell because ADAM believed one lie, so believing lies can cause us to fall from Grace.
The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! Genesis 3:4
Sin only followed the belief in a lie. When the woman heard the snake, she believed the lie that their disobedience to Elohim’s Commandments will carry no consequences. She also believed that the Tree of Knowledge was “good” though the Creator had said it was deathly. When we believe in a lie it can cost us our life as it leads us to sin and the wages of sin (breaking Elohim’s Commandments) is DEATH!
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Messiah Yeshua our Lord. Romans 6:23
In the course of my 24 years of serving Yeshua I have come across many lies that have become deathly doctrines. The most dangerous lies are those that happen because of mistranslation of the Bible or due to biased translation. I will bring a few serious examples here.
THE POSITION OF MAN (AND WOMAN)
What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man (Adam) that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God (Elohim), Psalm 8:4,5- NASB
The position of Adam (Man and Woman) is a “little lower” than Elohim as they are created in the image and likeness of Elohim!
Elohim created man in His own image, in the image of Elohim-God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27
In many translations it says:
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Psalm 8:5 KJV
In Hebrew Elohim is the term for the Creator and Malachim is the word for angels, why would the translator of such a well -read Bible translate Elohim as angels? Because the doctrines of demons and men that entered the Church through Replacement Theology! If Mankind that is created in the image and likeness of Elohim is a little lower than the angels, that means that Lucifer-satan who is a fallen angel, is greater than Adam and thus greater than Elohim Himself!
“How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!13 “But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north.14 ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’Isaiah 14:12-14
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:18,19
You and I are created HIGHER than all the angels! That is why we can have authority over demons that are fallen angels! The only reason that Adam (male and female!) lost their authority was because they believed a lie and sinned! If we believe the Truth and obey Elohim, we too have authority over the angels!
Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life? 1 Corinthians 6:3
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN
The Lord gives the command; the women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: Psalm 68:11 NASB
In Hebrew it says that the Women who preach, proclaim and declare the Good News are a Great Army! The name for women preachers or evangelists used in Hebrew is MEVASROT. There is no option to translate it any other way! However in the King James Version which has been the most prevalent version of the Bible in English it says “THOSE” instead of THE WOMEN. On purpose removing any traces of female gender in the very clear calling for women to be preachers and evangelist and preach the Gospel!
The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. Psalm 68:11 KJV
This fatal error is due to the bias of the translators against Women which has caused untold wrongs in the Church since the Council of Nicaea and on! Tremendous abuses against women and even murder in religious circles have happened due to these doctrines of demons and men! Many women world- wide are prevented from obeying the High Call of Yah (God) because of these fatal lies!
Another purposeful mistranslation concerning women occurs in the New Testament:
Greet Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners, who are outstanding among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. Romans 16:7 NASB
Even a relatively accurate translation like the New American Standard is not perfect and here we find a change of name! The original Greek says,
“Greet Andronicus and Junia” Junia is the name of a woman in Greek and Junias is the name of a man. The name of this outstanding Woman Apostle was changed because it did not fit the theology of the translators!
Interestingly enough the King James Version does leave the original name of the Woman Apostle Junia in it!
Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. Romans 16:7
Check your bibles in different versions and languages and see what they say, you will find many surprises that are fatal lies that lead to deathly doctrines!
This particular Woman Apostle was actually a believer before Paul got saved and had suffered a lot for the Gospel.
We salute Junia!
WOMEN SHOULD NOT TEACH MEN!
Another demonic doctrine made out of biased translation!
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 1Timothy 2:12 KJV
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 1 Timothy 2:12 NASB
Here both translations have translated a Greek word in a biased way.
The word for “usurp authority” here in Greek is AUTENTEO. This word is not used anywhere else in the New Testament and it does not mean “usurp authority” but rather:
Influence a man through sexual manipulation!
At that time that Apostle Paul wrote a Pastoral Letter to Pastor Timothy, many of the Temple Prostitutes of the Temple of Diana were being saved. They were very “savvy” and very charismatics used to manipulate men with their sexuality! So, Paul was warning Timothy that these women needed to get cleansed and delivered before they could teach others!
This verse should have been translated as follows:
But I suffer not a convert from the temple prostitutes to teach and disturb a service, nor to influence men through sexual manipulation, but to be in silence until they are set free and walk in holiness.
That is a far cry from silencing all women and preventing women from teaching doctrine or entering leadership positions!
Deborah the Prophetess, taught the Sons of Israel Torah! She was the Ruler and King of the hour! Surely the women in the New Covenant should be free to do like -wise when called!
Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. 5 She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment. Judges 4:4,5
To be continued next week…
Your Friends and Mentors in Israel
Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman
“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1