Any lawyer, journalist or writer can tell you that a difference of one little word can change history. In this program you will learn just how true that has been regarding one changed word in the Bible. In the fourth century, the Roman Latin Vulgate translation substituted the Latin equivalent of the word “testament” for the Greek word that should have been translated as “covenant” in the Gospels. By the substitution of that one word the covenant instituted at the “last supper” by Messiah was disconnected from all of the covenants that came before it and from all of the prophecy of the Hebrew Scriptures relating to it. Now, as a Roman testament, it became the hallmark of a set of Scriptures reinterpreted to be the “New Testament” – seen as replacing the so-called “Old Testament” as now obsolete. Never mind the fact that a testament is of an entirely different nature from a covenant and that the word “testament” never properly refers to a collection of books! In this program we help you reverse some of the damage done as a result of this translation “calamity” as we restore the renewed covenant to its rightful Hebraic context. This information is fundamental to a right understanding of Yahweh’s unchanging progressive purpose. Don’t miss it!
These days, the word “Evangelist” calls to mind a very different image than the Biblical word actually suggests. In this program we will discuss the “Evangel” (good news, gospel), the “Evangelist” (messenger of good news) and what it means to “preach” the good news, in the true Biblical sense. Here’s a hint – it doesn’t involve church buildings at all! We will also explore the origin of the concept of the Evangelist (you guessed it) in the Tenach (“Old Testament”) to learn what the fullness of the “Good News”actually includes. You probably won’t be surprised, as a listener of our program, to learn that much has been stripped away from the original “Gospel” message. The redemption of Israel, for example. But never fear! This program makes a good start at putting it all back where it belongs!