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Today I reply to this question someone posted under a recent video:

I love eating pork. And go to church on Sunday. And I shaved my face. Does that make me a bad Christian ?


27 thoughts on “Am I A Good Christian?

  1. Yeshua said in Luke 14.27 “Whoever does not carry his own execution-stake and come after me cannot be my talmid.”

    Concerning beards the scripture says that a man is not to mar the edges of his beard.

    Eze 44.20 says about the priests that they are to neither shave their beard or to let they hair grow long, but are to poll it.

  2. There are Christians and there are a Remnant that will be grafted in YAHSHUA is not a Christian he is Jewish Christian came about after the Jewish disciples were killed and the laws were changed to combine Judaism with paganism resulting in Christianity Christians are not aware of the Jewishnessesof the HaMashiah being deceived to serve the Greek god Jesus and not YAHSHUA although they ministers know the truth it is more profitable to serve Jesus because Christmas money maker Easter money maker

  3. Pg 2 Sunday is a money making worship day Jesus is their Greek Messiah and they love the lie that YAHSHUA is not Jesus and Jesus is not YAHSHUA when The Complete Jewish Bible replace the Holy Bible with its mistranslations and mistransliterations perpetrating a fraud as the Word of God maybe just maybe the people will wake up to the fact they have been hoodwinked by the Devil

  4. Could someone elaborate on the following scripture: …5For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. 6But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.

  5. Matthew 7:21-23 

    21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

  6. Paul, I am a subscriber to your channel. I enjoy your videos… consider them some of the best on YouTube.

    I can’t help but notice how much you address the Lord as, “our Creator”.
    Some years ago I did a very in depth study on how people address God in the scriptures. And I would like to direct your attention to this, and encourage you to do the same study.

    As you might expect, this subject is huge, and my findings are too lengthy to get into in any great depth via this comment.

    But, please afford me the opportunity to wet your appetite:
    I found at least three “levels” of relationship in the scriptures.
    1. The distant God, sinner’s relationship with God.
    2. A covenant personal relationship with God.
    3. A child of God.

    On the first level, people always addressed God as simply “God”, or “Creator”.

    On the second level, people addressed God as LORD, Yehovah, Jehovah, Yahweh, etc….

    On the third level, God was always addressed as “Father”.

    Addressing God as simply “God”, or “Creator”, is the lowest form of relationship. Jesus NEVER personally called God, “God” or “Creator” when He was speaking TO Him. He always addressed Him as “Father” – with one exception-
    When He became sin on the cross… “My God, my God, why hast thou…”
    Therefore when Jesus became sin, then, and only then He called God, “God”

    After the resurrection, Jesus was not recognized by His disciples on the road to Emmaus. By then they sat down for a meal, as soon as Jesus prayed, they recognized Him.
    I believe this is why the disciples recognized Jesus immediately as He gave thanks. He called God “Father” which He always did. This is not the way most of the other Rabbis addressed God.

    Jesus did, however, address God as “God” when speaking to sinners about Him. This, I believe, is because they were not in true covenant relationship, nor were they born again as a child of God. They were simply unregenerate sinners who only knew God in one way – Creator.

    But Jesus never called God, “God”, or Creator when speaking TO God. Nor did He teach others to do so.

    I have attended six churches in my life. The most liberal, sin-friendly church loved to address God as “Creator”, whereas the most intimate, anointed, and Holy Spirit-led church had a very strong emphasis on calling God, “Father”. They even had regular conferences on the “Father”.

    Having said that, please, study it for yourself. And take your audience from knowing God as Creator, to knowing Him as Father. This will open up levels of relationship with God that your audience would never have dreamed of.

    • Thank you for your post. I have an issue with saying God and even Lord. I sometimes say Father and often Yahweh. But I have found Creator best describes Him and in this new age world explains there is a Creator. 

    • Thank you for your post. I have an issue with saying God and even Lord. I sometimes say Father and often Yahweh. But I have found Creator best describes Him and in this new age world explains there is a Creator. 

  7. I think you are making the scriptures into something they are not. The bible is not a simple policy book for employees, yet a library of many varying sources. Policies and instructions come from our interpretation of many factors, including the scriptures. With many different interpretations, and each interpreter claiming to have it right, it is definitely not as a plain and clear policy book. I do not believe that Constantine tried to change the Sabbath to Sunday; instead that gentiles are and were not required to follow the entire torah. This is why I go to church on Sunday without regret. For those who wish to observe the Sabbath, that is awesome, but do not judge and push your beliefs on others.

    • +EndlessWonder
      Using Paul as an example was in response to your statement about Paul in your previous comment. The 12 apostles may not have been as knowledgeable of the torah as Paul; but must have been at least enough to observe the laws as all Jews had to do at the time. If Jesus did not come for the gentiles as well, than why were they invited in by God in the early church days? The small sect of Jewish believers who accepted Christ would not have been surprised by the gentiles joining if they were going through the whole process of becoming Jewish, since this was already an acceptable thing. There are verses in the Bible that speak of the whole world and all men being saved through Christ, not just Israel. I do not know what you mean by Paul self proclaiming to be an apostle, as all the apostles claimed to be apostles. I never said that the Numbers verse did not apply to Israel; instead, that it did not apply to gentiles living outside of Israel and only if they were foreigners living in the land. This sign of being God’s elect was a different covenant than now. I make no claim of being God’s elect, but just doing my best to try and follow Him. He decides if I am elect or not. I do not even believe that someone has to be an elect in order to be a believer. I do not know why you think all the torah is required, other than circumcision. The torah is not even possible to follow in this age because the temple has been destroyed. The torah was given to Israel, not the rest of the world; so why do you say that God would hold everyone to the same laws, if they were not even given such laws? Those who live without the law will be judged without the law, but by their own conscience and hearts. God being no respecter of persons means the exact opposite of what you are trying to claim. It is not about God expecting every nation to live by one set of rules. It is about God not showing favouritism or partiality just because of someone being hebrew, greek, or gentile. God works His righteousness and pushes people towards repentance in all nations. Israel as a people observing the torah does not even exist as a nation anymore, it’s people are scattered. Modern Israel does not have the torah as a law, yet optional. I have no idea if I am a Hebrew or gentile; yet God can raise seeds of Abraham from rocks, so it matters not. Some of the ten commandments are not hard to keep. However, the fourth commandment is hard to keep if not living among a people that do so. It is a commandment that requires communal involvement in order for it to work. In this nation, most people choosing to observe such a commandment would end up being very lonely. By the way, even in the days of Israel, there were people who were given exemptions from Sabbatical laws because of work that needed to be done. So if God would even exempt some of the citizens of Israel, He would for sure exempt the nations who were not told to do it. Of course I do not want to be around anyone immoral, whether they are of faith or not. Moral laws are required of all people. The sabbath is not a moral law. I am not saying that God’s moral laws should not be kept. I am saying that those laws are written on peoples hearts. The ten commandments specifically, which includes the fourth was given to Moses. The fourth commandment is not written on peoples hearts or their conscience. They think nothing of it until they are told about it. People already know that murder is wrong generally, and all modern societies have laws against it. Not everyone that calls on the Lord will be saved. Why do you think that this verse only applies if what I am saying is not true? It has the same meaning either way. Not everyone that calls on Him is genuine. I believe genuine belief comes from the heart and not only from following strict codes that do not apply to our time. Even Paul in his video up there stated that he does not think any believer would be unsaved because of not doing the Sabbath. Are you claiming the opposite of that? If you are and your claim is correct, then heaven might be a very lonely place for you because there won’t be many there. Peace.

    • Your points are good but we rely on the teachings of Paul rather than what Yeshua says. And Paul is taken out of context alot! He was a very chatty fellow…hard for folks to truly a result the law is RELAXED rather than exalted. Our relationship to the Father is what really counts. If we are blind to the law..not taught the law, etc…we are not held to it or are we? Yeshua makes a comment you will be beaten for not doing His commandments a little instead of the one who knows to do them and refuses. This is the TIME of the Gentiles…to do what Israelites would not. And yes, many laws in the torah are focused on things we don’t have..a physical temple..but we have a spiritual we need to keep ourselves clean for the spirit to dwell in us. Of the 600,000 men that came out of Egypt only 2 made it to the promised land..So we need to reflect on that..and the story is laid out. Are we being like that? Yes..we deny the need to keep the Lord’s Laws for they are HARD to keep in our time? Then we need to change our time…not RELAX the Law for it. THe Creator will make everything possible if we desire to please HIM. We are a people bent on PLEASURES..we want what is easy for us. Too  Lazy to do what is best for us. For example: I tell my kids “Come straight home from school”…and one kid stops to help a sick kid by carrying his books home for him..thus not coming straight home.. He lived the GREATER law…he was helping his neighbor and disobedied the come straight home..rule. Do I punish him? Would God punish him? No.. He wanted to obey coming home but it compelled him to do the good deed to help the sick kid. As long as he doesn’t stay to chit chat, play nintendo..LOL..then it’s OK…The Lord wants us to be sensible but not LAXED..don’t disregard completely as not important. Do we pay tithing? Technically, by your report..We are not required..we are not in the land of Israel..but Israel is all over the world..I see it that we are to pay tithing…for the aid of the poor, the fatherless, the widow, the stranger..but not for elaborate temples, cadillacs and gold rings for the preacher. Something to think about..just because we are not IN the land  doesn’t mean we dismiss it as unnecessary. Makes it easier to follow if we are keeping it already then when we are in the land…doesn’t it? Some food for thought for sure! I will keep the laws of the FATHER but not avoid the Moral law in place of them. I’m not that strict as the Jews were. THanks for your thoughtful comments..For sure, this is something to think about when reading the scriptures. Shalom!

    • keithImh ~ ~ YOUR Disobedience is NOT our Concern.
      All Paul IS Doing is proclaiming Scripture.
      We INFORM, You DECIDE!

    • +shirley anne lindberg
      Shirley: Nothing I do or say is your concern. Yet you were concerned enough to respond to my comment. I may very well be disobedient; however, that is for God and me to work out and not you. If obedience means trying your best (no one is perfect but God), than I believe I fall in that category; yet I am open to the fact that I might be wrong. Are you open to the fact that you might be wrong? It seems like you did not like what I had to say; and, instead of actually adding anything valuable to the conversation, you resorted to attacking my character instead. I would conclude from that that you are less sure about your beliefs than you think you are, which is why being so defensive was your response. I make no attack on your character, especially since I do not know you. Instead, I am only questioning your beliefs. Paul is not proclaiming scripture, only his beliefs about scripture. Yet even in this video he is being more loving and empathetic to other beliefs than you are. You think you are giving information; yet, I believe it is misinformation. And you believe the same thing about me. So it is a bit more complex than just informing and deciding. I do not believe that I am practicing lawlessness, nor do I have ammonia. Yet if my saviour tells me so, than I will be open to His correction. I could say the same chickens idiom to you. I think it applies to everyone though to some extent, since we all are doing things wrong that we are unaware of. And there are consequences to doing wrong before He returns (cause and effect). I continually look at the fruit in my life to evaluate the way I am living. I leave you to your delusions.

    • +EndlessWonder
      Endless Wonder: The above comment is to Shirley and not to you. This here is my response to your comment. I agree that we should not only consider the letters of Paul, and he can seem confusing. I am also relying on other biblical texts, early church history, context, and what Jewish people tell me about the torah and its purpose. I use all those things to come up with my decisions on how to live, right or wrong. Our relationship with God is definitely what counts for sure. I understand what you are saying about trying to follow the parts of His law that we can, even though Israel is scattered. But each of us has to work out in our own lives in our walk which of these laws are appropriate to follow currently and which are not. Unfortunately, until God gathers everyone together and makes it clear, we are all going to disagree on which laws are required and which ones are not. If Jesus has to beat me a little because I was wrong about something, I will receive it humbly, as it could only be for the purposes of loving edification. I am trying to keep my spiritual temple clean and I have not felt any opposition to doing so because of not resting on Saturday. I am actually trying to change our time to move towards a greater future for mankind. Until that comes to pass though, we all can only do our best. Our society is much bent on pleasures instead of what is best for them. But not everyone is like that. If I thought that observing the Sabbath at this time would do more good for me and my community than harm, I would observe it even if I did not really want to. I agree that you sometimes have to pick the greater law of love, or the lesser of two evils. This is also how I feel about certain laws such as the sabbath though. I look at the people I would hurt and the damage I would cause by trying to do something that my community does not support, or choosing not observing the day and keeping in community and fellowship. Which decision causes less harm is a difficult balance that we all have to try and keep. Since I do not feel called to observe the Sabbath, do not see it as required, and have no reason to kick people out of my life, I have refrained from doing so. That may or may not change. Either way, it is not out of laziness or pleasure, but a decision of love. And I do not think He would punish me for such; though if He does, than so be it. I fear not His punishment, but instead know that it is good for me because He would only punish me out of love. And there is no fear in perfect love. And of course that does not mean that I should live however I want (I want to please Him since He loved me first). I definitely think we should all be trying to become the best we can be to be ready as possible for His coming. You are right in discerning that I do not believe tithing is required. We should still give though because it is good for us and society. And I do believe we are supposed to follow the law of love, which would include taking care of each other (the original purpose for the tithing law). When preachers try and convince there congregations that they are not being faithful by not tithing, they generally ignore all the tithing exemptions such as the poor not having to tithe, and goat hair being an acceptable substitute. I like your idea of giving tithes directly to the poor and those in need and will consider adding that to my life. This is exactly the reason why I do not tithe to a church who uses the money to pay pastors a middle class income (at least) to preach words that many times do more harm than good, are not being frugal, to tell me that the old testament is irrelevant other than tithing (say what?!), and to pay for building expenses for a building that I do not even want (church could be outside or in a public hall). And for those of us who cannot afford to give money, I do believe that volunteering for a good cause is a great substitute. It might for sure be an easier transition to learn the laws now. But for some people if they do the laws wrong because they misunderstand the meaning, it could potentially do more harm than good. If these observances are helping you to love God and others more, than I am glad for you. Anyways. I really enjoyed having this conversation with you and have learned a lot. I appreciate you having dialogue with me for the purposes of us both learning and edifying instead of pointless banter, insulting and arguing to see who is right. Peace.

  8. The thing is that most of the christian has been teach that “we are not under law” for the 1700 past years. It will take more than a 13 min video to bring them back to torah. Please keep teaching the truth, but most of all, keep loving.

  9. I believe it is a matter of salvation and this is why.
    Matthew7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

    Hebrew10:26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.

    1 John 5:16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God[a] will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.
    18 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

    All over the bible you see that foregivness of sin comes through faith, but after you must turn away from your sin ( transgressing the law 1 John 3:4)  bacause if you dont, your back in sin.
    There are other verses to prove this but i will not post them all right now. YAH bless.

  10. Not sure you clarified the Sabbath need..Yes, we can go to Church on Sunday..but that does not take the place of our need to hallow the SABBATH which is Friday evening thru Saturday day.. Heavenly Father said to me “Can you change the days of creation?” when I asked how to talk to my people about having to keep that day holy. Love your pure thoughts on the matter of loving sin more than loving God. Keeping His commandments is not hard. The Apostle Paul is so taken out of context. Folks don’t use the “law of two witnesses for truth”. They need that. Thanks so much for your video!

  11. The author nailed it when he said we treat the set apart thing more as theory rather than practice.  I mean, sure we talk about it in church, but talk is easy.

  12. I understand that we are supposed to follow the commandments but you seem very judgemental. the guy says he loves to eat pork. I’m sure he meant the taste and not the act against God. kindve seems like you’re putting this guy down. judge and ye shall be judged. we are all sinners which is why we need saving in the first place, which is why Jesus can here in the first place. if you believe in Jesus and ask him to save you then you’re a christian. I very seriously doubt you live a totally sinless life.

  13. I am trying to live the torah i just have 1 problem i don’t know what things have pork in it and i really want to get it out of my life.Can you if you haven’t done so do a program on this. thanks

  14. Gosh Paul. I hate when my husband has a moustache and I had no idea Yeshua likes beards. I should know it bc obv he had one… my husband also doesn’t believe does it matter ? Can I rectify this ????

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