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Article Clean-Ups, Course Changes, Masters Program, Patreon (October 2018)

Posted on October 28, 2018 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)
  • We are cleaning up the site by deleting old and outdated articles.
  • We are cleaning up the site by slightly reorganizing the sections (major sections and tabs are the same).
  • We are finishing up our eight-part "History and Halacha" course. We are about to begin Unit 8 (the modern era) soon, B''H.
  • NHNS has been invited to begin assisting in the development of a curriculum for a new Masters in Biblical History program for a bible college in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Bezras Hashem, we will be starting our course on conversion to Judaism soon (est. start date: Decemeber 2018.) I anticipate most of our lessons/ videos will be on either Facebook or YouTube live, so stay tuned! Some material and resource may be posted on this website too, but this will be determined at a later date.
  • We now have a Patreon account so that we can raise funds to help offset the cost of the website. It costs us close to $200 USD per year, so any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. https://www.patreon.com/weideman" target="_blank">You can donate here. 

Updates September 14, 2017

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone, we've been up to a lot both on the website and the Facebook page (and in real life too!). We are still going through our Bible Study: History & Halacha class on Facebook which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1581459658821553/ ;

The class units and lessons that form the foudnation of the bible study can be found here: http://www.newheartnewspirit.com/classroom .We have begun Unit IV. In this unit we will be discusing the Jews of diffrent regions: the Middle East (Mizrachim), N. Africa and Spain (Sephardim), and Europe (Ashkenazim). We will also be covering Jews from what I call "convert kingdoms" and Jews from surprising locations like Ethopia and China! Unit IV can be found here: http://www.newheartnewspirit.com/developments-in-judaism ;

I also published a new article tonight about the topic of wolves in sheep's clothing. Very exciting! The article can be foudn here: http://www.newheartnewspirit.com/wolves-in-sheep-s-clothing ;

Response to a Facebook Question

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Original post from NHNS on Facebook: What if I told you that it can be historically proven that most of the doctrines the modern church adheres to originated from cultural circumstance and the minds of theologians that came centuries after the time of the apostles? What if I told you today that there is one true church but it was destroyed in persecution by a joint coalition of Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants?


What if I told you that Jesus wasn't a Christian and neither were his apostles despite what people think about the believers in Antioch? What if I told you that the modern church admits it borrowed from pagan (idolatrous) religions but feel no need to turn away from these practices?


What if I told you that Jesus wasn't a Christian and neither were his apostles despite what people think about the believers in Antioch? What if I told you that the modern church admits it borrowed from pagan (idolatrous) religions but feel no need to turn away from these practices?


What if I told you that the New Testament was written by Jewish believers in Jesus, those who were clssicaly trained by rabbis and scholars... yet there were a total of ZERO Jewish followers of Jesus at the Council of Nicaea (the council that doctrinalized the Trinity, mandated a switch from Passover to Easter, and decided the books of the New Testament)?


What if I told you there were thousands of early Christians that fellowshipped with Jews in the synagogues, celebrated the biblical holidays with them, and went to their local rabbis to sign off on important contracts but also went to church to hear about Jesus... up until the 5th century AD? And what if I told you that very famous ancient Christian preachers condemned these people as heretics and traitors?


What if I told you that there is no truth in Christianity that it did not borrow from it's parent religion of Judaism? What if I told you that the doctrine of the trinity was not fully developed until the 11th century AD, in the 1054 to be exact (1000 years after Jesus and the apostles lived)? What if I told you that Jesus never mandated church attendance or convened a mass?


What if I told you that Jesus said nothing about the existence of a "rapture" whereby all his followers would bodily ascend into heaven? What if I told you that Paul remained a Pharisee till the day he died? What if I told you that John the Baptizer called Jesus a Pharisee to a group of Pharisees? What if I told you that Pharisees helped orchestrate Jesus' death but also risked their lives to take care of his burial honors?


What if I told you that according to Acts 15, there were Pharisees who believed in Jesus yet continued to live according to Pharisaism? What if I told you that Paul concedes that he is the least of all the apostles and that James, the brother of Jesus, was the leader of the church during the mid 1st century? What if I told you that James was respected by the Pharisees of Jerusalem along with all the other citizens of that city?


What if I told you that Jesus was really really Jewish and the Christian Church really really wasn't?... What if I told you that to be a follower of Jesus, we need to follow what he taught and how he lived - not merely believe in his existence? What if I told you that Christians will be the most surprised by Jesus' coming and not the Jewish people?...


What if I told you that all of this is prophesied in scripture to warn us beforehand?



Reply from Michael: "You have my attention regarding the final sentence." [...] "Would you kindly provide a list of relevant scriptures for this following portion: "What if I told you that all of this is prophesied in scripture to warn us beforehand?""



Response from NHNS: 
Thanks for waiting. I'm back...


Generally speaking, the entire list that I posted above is foretold by the prophets of Israel, Jesus himself, and his disciples. Jesus warns his followers that wolves would come in and tear some of his flock apart (Matthew 7:15). And remember, Jesus said in John 10:16 that he had sheep in another sheep pen. Many interpret this to refer to the Gentile believers that would eventually become followers of Jesus. About 20 years later, Paul reports that these “wolves” (the same which Jesus warned about) would come in soon after his (Paul’s) death and they would be from among his (Paul's) Gentile followers (Acts 20:28-30, Romans 16:17-18 ). Many people wonder who these "wolves" were or will be, but Paul gives us an important set of clues to guide us so that guessing becomes unnecessary: 1) the wolves would be from among Paul's own Gentile followers, 2) they would appear after Paul's death, and 3) they would try to deceive Paul's true followers with false doctrines. Not only this, but Paul says they would be teachers – but they would in fact be false teachers. Jesus even calls them false prophets. Thus are the words of this verse fulfilled again: "Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations. They say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says'--when the LORD has not spoken" (Ezekiel 22:28 ).


The Apostle John in the late 1st century (80s or 90s AD) implies that the wolves were already coming in during his own lifetime. The wait was over, they had already arrived: "I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church” (3 John 1:9-10).


What is John saying here? A Gentile church, perhaps even one that John himself had founded (or Paul) was ignoring John’s letters and would not permit John’s agents to enter the congregation. When certain local congregants tried to let John’s agents inside, Pastor Diotrephes prohibited them and cast them out of the church. Not only this, but Pastor Diotrephes went totally rogue by speaking wicked things against the Apostle John! John himself even says that Diotrephes did not receive “us” (John and his associates). Who is the “us” referring to? It could include any of John’s friends but it could perhaps also refer to the Jewish leadership headquarted in Jerusalem, since we know that John had stayed in Jerusalem with James and Peter even when many of the other disciples fled from Paul’s persecutions (Acts 8:4, 8:14, Galatians 1:19, 2:9). We know from other historical sources that James, Peter, and John were the top three leaders at that times. So... what we are witnessing here is the beginning of the coming in of the wolves. Diotrephes was one of these wolves – but he was certainly not the last.


Jude, the brother of Jesus, writes in his epistle during the late 1st century: "it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" (Jude 1:3). Why all of the sudden did they need to start earnestly contending for the faith that was "once" delivered to the saints. Perhaps because it was no longer the faith being taught. It "once" was, but not anymore. Or perhaps because the true faith was given "once" and did not need to be re-given again by these false teachers. Regardless, Jude saw the need for people to be on guard and strengthen themselves in the true faith - not giving heed to false teachers.


Jesus prophesied around 30 AD that wolves would come in; Paul warned around 60 AD that wolves were about to come in and that they would come in after his death in the mid 60s. John then says in the 80s or 90s AD that the wolves had already begun arriving by giving us the example of Diotrephes, a rogue pastor who rejected the authority of the Jewish leadership centered in Jerusalem. Jude makes his exhortation in the mid to late 1st century. Thus, the wolves started coming in at sometime between 60-90 AD.


One needs only to look at who the teachers of the late 1st century and 2nd century were to discover who Jesus, Paul and John were talking about. Historians call these rogue Gentile teachers “the Early Church Fathers.” Some of the more famous ones were Justin Martyr, Ignatius, Irenaeus, Origen, Clement of Alexandria, John Chrysostom, Melito of Sardis, and Augustine just to name a few.


These men were responsible for bringing heresies into the body of believers and deceiving the masses – just as Jesus and Paul had prophesied and just as John had described decades before. And remember, Paul said the heresies would start 1) after his death (60s AD) and they would be spread by his Gentile followers – i.e. not any of the Jewish disciples. This means that the heresies and false doctrines would only be among the Gentile believers, not the Jewish ones. The Jewish believers had faithfully maintained the pure doctrine that Jesus taught. The Gentile believers, however, did not. They were corrupted.


These so-called “Early Church Fathers” formulated many of the major doctrines of Christianity including 1) the replacement of Israel by the Church in God’s plans, 2) the Trinity/ deity of Jesus, 3) the replacement of Passover with Easter, 4) the excommunication of all Jewish believers from fellowship with Gentile believers, 5) that one must be a Christian (as defined by them) to be saved. Being an observant Jew means nothing, 6) the Torah (Law) is abolished/ fulfilled by Jesus and one is cursed for following it (therefore Jews became thought of as a "cursed race")… and there are many many more examples of heinous theological mistakes that they committed against the unsuspecting, unknowledgeable laypeople.


Finally, let us hear the words of the prophets.


Jeremiah prophesies of mass Gentile repentance taking place in the latter days. What are the Gentiles repenting of? They had inherited lies from their "fathers"... “O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in the day of trouble, to you shall the Gentiles come from the ends of the earth and say: “Our fathers have inherited nothing but >>>lies<<<, worthless things in which there is no profit.” (Jeremiah 16:19).


There is also the testimony of the prophet Zechariah who affirms that the Gentiles will repent and turn to the Jews for teachers (since the Gentile teachers had deceived them): “And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of Hosts in Jerusalem and to pray before the LORD. 23Thus hath the LORD of Hosts said, In those days it shall come to pass that ten men of all the languages of the Gentiles shall take hold of the robe of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you” (Zechariah 8:22-23). What have they heard? They have heard the Good News and they have heard that “salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22). The king of the Jews has become king of the whole world!


Remember, both Jesus and Paul warned that these false Gentile teachers would lie to their followers. Then Jeremiah says that someday the Gentiles (i.e. the decedents of the deceived followers) would realize that they had been lied to and cry out in repentance! Zechariah then says that these deceived Gentiles will come to the Jewish people seeking God because they are seeking the truth. According to Paul, one advantage of being a Jew (rather than a Gentile) is that God had entrusted His “oracles,” or “divine revelations,” exclusively to the Jewish people (Romans 3:1-2). They are the guardians of the true religion. (also see Psalm 146:6)


It is my personal belief that these verses written by the prophets are being fulfilled in our days, in this very unique time in history. Never before in world history has there ever been so much love for Jews from Christians. In fact, even just identifying oneself as a Christian in a Western society will probably make people think that the person supports Israel – because Christian Zionism is such a common phenomenon nowadays! This has NEVER happened before. EVER.


Not only this, but the rise of the Messianic/ Hebrew Roots/ Torah-Observant movement(s) has only strengthened this belief, for me anyway. This global repentance, this mass awakening, this widespread realization that folks have been lied to for generations upon generations – and then the cries of repentance and loving attachment to the Jews – is a total reversal away from the terrible, fatal lies promulgated by the Early Church Fathers. Our modern repentance is a “teshuvah” – a repair, a healing, a repentance – for their sins and the consequences thereof.


I appreciate you waiting, my friend. It is my hope that this provides a sufficient introductory explanation and rationale for the claims in the original post. May this be a blessing to you and your family, and may the God of Israel bless you with spiritual and physical blessings. May He guide us all to the Truth and help us to walk therein! And the Truth will set us free...

General Clean Up & New Videos About Intertestamental Bible History

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been fixing links, updating articles, updating pages, adding features like GoogleTranslate, adding videos to our website, and some other things too. If you are interested in our new series about Bible history between the Old Testament and the New Testament (500BC-30AD) then click https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa2PLAu-jBUv-RR2wRY6Z9ze0mr3qEctF" target="_blank">here. Every week we will add a new  video to that series. We are also working on finalizing our big project called "Error of the Lawless." We hope to begin filming a video version of Error of the Lawless within the next few months.

Our website is now in over 90 languages

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Great news! We have added a Google Translate widget to our website! Now you can translate our webite into any language. There is a box at the bottom of the page that says "translate". Click the box and choose your language.

October 2015 Updates

Posted on October 31, 2015 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone, our schedules have been very busy the past few months but we are still here! We re putting the finishing touches on Error of the Lawless and we just posted (as of today) a new article to help people understand Acts 10 (Peter's vision) better. Not much else is going on.

June 2015 Updates

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone! We've updated the website, particularly the Article pages. We've added a lot of new articles and we've now added button links on Articles and Commentaries pages so now access is easier than ever!  We are also continuing to add videos to https://www.youtube.com/user/anewheartanewspirit" target="_blank">our YouTube channel. Feel free to check us out.

Another important and exciting update is that we are now directly working with the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jesus-Christ-is-KING/191900549668" target="_blank">Jesus Christ is King. One of our guys is now an admin over there. Make sure to stop by daily for messages full of biblical truth!

Always keep seeking. :)

New Commentary on Romans, plus...

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

After a few technical hiccups, we finally have our commentary on Romans chapter 8 uploaded to the site! As with our other articles, not only do we seek to better understand the book of Romans better, but we also seek to better understand how the "faith of Abraham" fits in to all of it. You can access the article under the "Articles" tab, then under the "Commentaries" sub-tab. Or, you can just click right here.

More news! Considering that Nov. 28 is just around the corner, we intend to be posting an article on... Thanksgiving? No! The Feast of Dedication! Yes, this is the same feast that Jesus attends in Jerusalem and is mentioned in John 10:22-23. For those of you who may know a little Hebrew, you'll instantly recognize this Feast of "Dedication" as none other than the Feast of "Hanukkah". That's right! The word "dedication" in  Hebrew is "hanukkah" and in the only recorded mention of Hanukkah in the whole Bible (John 10:22-23) the apostle John makes sure to note that Jesus attends... and for good reasons! Find out Jesus' motives for attending, along with so much more good info in our article which we intend to post very soon.

Anyway, that's all the news for now. God bless you all!

Updates and Articles!

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Last month we had the opportunity to look deeper into the Biblical holidays given us by God. We posted articles about the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonements, and the Feast of Tabernacles. Boy was there some revelation to be received! 

Anyway, so far this month we have released an article that we will will inspire challenging questions and spark friendly discussions among friends and family alike - "What is the Sabbath and What is the Lord's Day?" In this article we seek to aqcuire a deeper understanding of the Sabbath, what it's role is in New Testament times, and what exactly the Lord's day is. We sincerely hope that this is both informative and uplifting, helping to draw you closer to the Father.

To view our articles, click the "Articles" tab in the banner, or simply follow this link: www.newheartnewspirit.com/articles

God bless, and have a blessed Sabbath today!

2 New Articles On Romans Are Posted!

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone! We're excited to announce that we have two new articles up! One is the introduction to Romans Ch. 7 and the other is the commentary on Romans Ch. 7. To find them, go to Articles, then Commentaries, then you will find them in the drop-down menu. I learned and grew a lot while studying this passage in scripture. I hope they're both encouraging to you!


Also, on a side note, as of this morning we have posted all of our NHNS articles on our Scribd page so we're totally up-to-date now.

We're updating the site!

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

NHNS has been hard at work lately. We've been writing articles, making videos, designing infographics, and regularly stopping by all of our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Scribd). So we've got...

- Tons of new articles up on the site and Scribd

- A new video, "Law in the New Testament," which is possibly our most foundational teaching

- Lots of new infographics which are now available under our brand new "Graphics" tab

- We've re-organized our site map due to increasing material

Early Spring Feasts

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits, learn about the incredible significance of these days in both the New and the Old Testaments here: http://www.newheartnewspirit.com/early-spring-feasts

Origins of Christmas and Easter

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The time of the holidays is upon us, before cutting the Easter ham this year, take a look at where these supposed "Christian" holidays came from, and exactly what God thinks of it.

http://www.newheartnewspirit.com/origins-of-christmas-easter

God's Calendar

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

First article of a long series, introducing God's Calendar
http://www.newheartnewspirit.com/god-s-calendar

Moses Seat

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Short new article about Moses seat mentioned in Matthew 23:2

http://www.newheartnewspirit.com/moses-seat

Creation Science

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Added a small bonus section on creation science. Currently there are videos about Acheology, Biology, Astronomy, and Geology. Dinosaurs in the bible to be added soon.

http://www.newheartnewspirit.com/creation-science

New Moon Sighted

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The new moon was sighted over Israel, it is now the beginning of the tenth biblical month. ;)

Added Resource Section

Posted on January 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We've just added a "Resource" section to our site! Here we will upload anything we produce that can be useful to your studies. Here is our first resource, a genealogy chart from Noah to Abram.

http://www.newheartnewspirit.com/from-noah-to-abram


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