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Every Member has a voice.

Transparency means everyone can see and for that to take place everyone must have a part in the discussion. The BHC Guideline below creates the open safe environment for transparent discussions to take place. Participation in Team discussions requires the agreement to follow the guideline. Click Here to read the complete article.

Jesus taught works and Luther taught grace.

Martin Luther introduced a doctrine that has become very popular – “Saved by grace alone through faith without good works.” Let’s see what Yeshua (the original Jesus) would say about Luther’s revelation:
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, so they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16)
Yeshua’s was commenting on a section from Isaiah.
Is it not to break your bread with the hungry, bring the wandering poor you to your house, covering a naked one, and not hiding from your flesh? (Do these things) then your light shall break forth as the dawn, your healing shall quickly spring up, your acts of righteousness shall go before you and the glory of God shall gather you. (Isaiah 58:7-8)
Yeshua also referred to Isaiah in this teaching too:
Then the righteous will a…

Do you practice the same religion as Jesus?

Do you practice the same religion as Jesus? Learning About Our Biblical Heritages Series
When we read Acts 2:14-39 in our church, we were told that it was the first revival preached by Peter after Jesus ascended up into Heaven. It sounded a lot like one of the old fashion tent revival our church held in the summer. Peter ended his sermon with these words:
Repent and be baptized in the name of Yeshua the Anointed One for the remission of sins. You will then receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Peter’s revival was a huge success – 3,000 people believed and were baptized that day! What those words meant to us was that 3,000 people were saved and became Christians -- they would go to Heaven for eternity instead of burning in Hell for eternity!
However, for some reason our preachers didn’t spend as much attention on the words that follow. They are very important because they tell us what the 3,000 people did after they were baptized. Pay close attention to what newly baptized people did in P…

Does your church talk about and teach what Yeshua taught?

From Our Learning About Your Biblical Heritages Series
When preachers of my childhood church read the account from Acts 2:14-39, it sounded like Peter was holding an old fashion tent revival like our church held every summer:
Then Peter said: Repent and be baptized in the name of Yeshua the Anointed One for the remission of sins. You will then receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Peter’s altar call was a huge success – 3,000 people believed and were baptized. We understood that to mean that 3,000 people became Christians -- and most of them were Jewish. Now they would go to Heaven instead of burn in Hell for eternity!
For some reason our preachers usually stopped reading the biblical text at that verse. But if you have been studying with us for a while you know what we always say -- keep on reading and keep things in context. Pay close attention to what those 3,000 new converts did after they were baptized (Acts 2:41-45):
1. They ate togetherdaily with the apostles and other believers.
2…

Who am I?

Yeshua kept Shabbat not Sunday

The Shabbat Building a Biblical Vocabulary Series
Remember the Shabbat, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a Shabbat unto the Lord Your God, in it you shall not do any manner of work. . . . (Exodus 20:8-11)
Keep the Shabbat” is the Fourth Commandment of the Ten Commandments. Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. As far back as we can go in Jewish history, this is the time period designated for the Shabbat – and it still is today!
In Luke 4:16 we read: “And Yeshua came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Shabbat day . . .” He went to a synagogue regularly on the Shabbat. When Luke was doing research on the life of Yeshua, his primary sources of information were the synagogue officials who were in charge of the scrolls. They were the most likely people to have witnessed many of the things Yeshua taught and did – including attending synagogue se…

The Bible is not what you probably think or say it is!

There are Many Different Books Call a “Bible” Building a Biblical Vocabulary Series
If you participate in Biblical Heritage Center or TOV Center discussion groups you will be asked to follow the guideline below:
My Belief System will be large enough to include all of the facts. I will allow my Beliefs to be examined and questioned. I will change my Beliefs if errors or new facts are discovered.
The reason we ask all participants to agree to follow it is a bunch of people in a room that ignore facts, refuse to allow their beliefs to be questioned and will not change what they believe even after they know contain errors isn’t a discussion group – it is formula for chaos.
Instead of having open discussions, meetings between people like that turn into groups of polarized people blindly defending their beliefs and verbally attacking anyone that happens to disagree.
The bottom line is that by agreeing to follow the above guideline, participants create an open safe environment in which everyone c…

His name was not Jesus Christ

Yeshua the Anointed One Building a Biblical Vocabulary Series
For two billion Christians today, “Jesus Christ” are the two most important words in their Bibles. Many Americans view those the same way they view their own name – Jesus as a first name and Christ as a last name.
● “Jesus” is an English word and the letter “J” did not appear in the English alphabet until 1524 CE; it did not appear in print until 1634. His name was Yeshua and he was Jewish (b. 6 BCE and crucified abt. 27 CE).
● “Christ” is a transliteration of the ancient Greek word Χριστός,Christós, without the case ending. The Greek word means "anointed." The Greek word is a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (Māšîaḥ). It also means “anointed” and is can also be a title.
In relationship to the name Yeshua, “Christ” means “The Anointed One” and it is a title that means “Yeshua has been anointed by God to hold a specific office and do specific things.” Yeshua was not the first or last “Anointed One” in Jewish history…