Did You Know...?

BUSINESS PEOPLE WITH QUESTION MARK © Yuri_arcurs | Dreamstime.comOur controversial "Did You Know" series is guaranteed to challenge the traditionalist in all of us. So often we are taught an idea as a child and never stop to examine if what we have been taught is true. These articles will test your knowledge of Scripture and the truths it contains.


QUESTION MARK - © Tamás Gerencser | Dreamstime.comThe phrases "G-d the Father" and "G-d our Father" are not mentioned in the Tanakh (what is commonly called the "Old Testament").

We know that the Word of G-d was responsible for creating all of Creation (John 1:1-3) and that Messiah is the Word of G-d made flesh (John 1:14).

Ya'akov wrestling with G-d?  That was Messiah.

Moshe wrote the Torah at G-d's direction. Messiah says Moshe wrote about Him (John 5:46).

G-d speaking to Moshe at the burning bush (Exodus 3:13-15)?

That was Yeshua, too. Messiah identifies Himself as the "I AM" (John 8:53-58).

Mount Sinai and the giving of the Torah? In Exodus 24:9-11 Moshe, Aharon, Nadav, Avihu, and seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the G-d of IsraelTwice! Once in verse 10 and once in verse 11. Yet Messiah says nobody has seen the Father (John 6:46). So who was it Moshe and the other men saw?

Messiah Yeshua! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).


QUESTION MARK - © Tamás Gerencser | Dreamstime.comEaster is only mentioned once in only one common translation: the King James Version.


Acts 12:1-4(KJV)

Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.


What about the hundreds of other English translations (including the New King James) and other non-English translations? Why are they all Easter-less?

BLANK NOTE AND MAGNET - © Laura Dominguez | Dreamstime.comThe authors and contributors at Psalm11918.org have scoured Scripture and documented the complete list of everything a person must do in order to become saved.

The complete list is provided below.


QUESTION MARK - © Tamás Gerencser | Dreamstime.comYes, it's true.

Good Friday? 


Not present.



Scripture never records the day of the week that Messiah was crucified... whether it was Good Friday, Good Tuesday, or any other specific day of the week.

There are a number of clues recorded in the Gospels but the specific date is never given.


If you would like to know more, check our our When Yeshua was Crucified article.



1. A millitary acronym indicating a person is Absent WithOut Leave. 

QUESTION MARK - © Tamás Gerencser | Dreamstime.comAlthough the story of the nativity (the birth of Messiah Yeshua) is given in detail in the book of Luke and other details are given in the other Gospels, the word "Christmas" is never found in Scripture.

Christmas (originally Christ's Mass) was an invention of the Catholic church in the fourth century which integrated a handful of popular celebrations around the end of the year (e.g. winter solstice, Saturnalia, and Yule).

Here are some other Christmas traditions that are not mentioned in Scripture:

  • Santa Claus/St. Nick
  • Christmas trees
  • Hanging ornaments
  • Mistletoe
  • Wreaths
  • Holly
  • Candles
  • Three wise men
  • Snow around the time of the birth of Messiah
  • Bing Crosby
  • Yule logs


In fact, none of the traditional trappings of Christmas are found in Scripture.

It makes you wonder... where did they come from?


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Today is

Yom Sheni, 28 Kislev, 5784 - 4th day of Chanukkah

Monday, December 11, 2023


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