The Book of Acts In the Bible Shows the true Church

Acts In Bible Shows The True Church

Acts in Bible shows the true Church, do you know that? The book of Acts in the Holy Scripture are the actual “acts” of the early Apostles of Yahshua the Messiah and it shows exactly what the early Church believed and practiced! Have you ever thought about this? Very sadly, there are only very few who uses and references the Acts today in their teachings and/or preachings of the Bible! Well, to us, we will teach and preach the truth of what the Bible truly says because our humble ministry belong to the true Church that was originally built by Messiah Yahshua.  Today, we will share with you very fascinating and important Bible truths believed and practiced by the early Church that you must absolutely know in order for you not to be deceived! As always, we will let the Bible interpret itself as we humbly ask the Holy Spirit of Almighty Yahweh for the heavenly wisdom in sharing with you His Holy Words. May you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear this message.

The book of Acts is a key historical record of what the early Church believed and practiced. Its initial chapters describe the Church’s founding and early years; its later chapters describe the travels and actions of the apostle Paul. Listen! The very common view among most churches today is that Yahshua came to abolish the Old Testament laws and that Paul taught that keeping these laws was no longer necessary for Christians. But what does the Book of Acts reveal about what the early Church thought and did? Does it support this view, or does it show us something very different? Was it in conflict with typical Jewish custom and practice of the day as laid down in the Old Testament? Look at the evidences below yourself—-and you be the judge!

  • Acts 2:1—The New Testament Church miraculously began when the members were assembled on the Feast of Pentecost (also called the Feast of Weeks or Firstfruits), in accordance with Yahweh’s commands of Leviticus 23:15-16, 21 and Deuteronomy 16:16.
  • Acts 2:46—The early Church met daily “with one account in the temple.”
  • Acts 5:19-20—After the apostles were imprisoned, an angel told the apostles to continue teaching at the temple.
  • Acts 5:21, 25, 42—The apostles continued teaching in the temple.
  • Acts 5:32—Peter taught that Yahweh gives His Holy Spirit “to those who obey Him.”
  • Acts 6:7—“A large number of priests became obedient to the faith”—they saw no contradiction between Christianity and their roles as priests.
  • Acts 7:1-53—Stephen explained that Yahshua Messiah and Christianity are the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy and a natural outgrowth of what the Old Testament scriptures foretold.
  • Acts 8:26-39—Phillip explained to the Ethiopian eunuch how Yahshua Messiah is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies.
  • Acts 9:20—Immediately after his miraculous conversion, Paul “preached the Messiah in the synagogues” in Damascus.
  • Acts 10:14—About a decade after Yahshua’s crucifixion and resurrection, Peter said, “I have never eaten anything common or unclean”—he obviously was continuing to obey Yahweh’s laws regarding clean and unclean meats found in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14.
  • Acts 11:8—Peter recounted the event, saying, “Nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.”
  • Acts 13:5—In Salamis on Cyprus, Paul and Barnabas “preached the word of Yahweh in the synagogues of the Jews.”
  • Acts 13:14-41—In Pisidian Antioch, Paul and Barnabas taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath, explaining from the Old Testament scriptures that Yahshua was the prophesied Messiah and Son of Yahweh.
  • Acts 13:42—At the conclusion of this synagogue service, “the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.” If the Sabbath were done away, Paul and Barnabas missed a golden opportunity to explain to these gentiles that they could teach them the very next day—Sunday—or any other day. Instead they met again the next Sabbath!
  • Acts 13:44—“On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of Yahweh” taught by Paul and Barnabas. In all of the many mentions of Paul teaching on the Sabbath, not once is there so much as a hint that they need not be there to observe the Sabbath as commanded, nor any hint that they should instead meet on Sunday!
  • Acts 14:1—Paul and Barnabas taught in the synagogue in Iconium.
  • Acts 15:20-21—At the conclusion of the Jerusalem conference on the issue of circumcision, the Church pointed gentile Christians to regulations that would allow them to meet alongside Jews in synagogues, where “Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”
  • Acts 16:13—In Philippi, Paul met with Jews on the Sabbath beside a river and taught them about Yahshua Messiah.
  • Acts 17:1-2—In Thessalonica, Paul, “as his custom was,” went to the synagogue and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures.”
  • Acts 17:10-11—In Berea, Paul and Silas “went into the synagogue of the Jews” and taught, after which their hearers “searched the (Old Testament) Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.”
  • Acts 17:17—In Athens, Paul reasoned in the synagogue with Jews and gentiles.
  • Acts 18:4—In Corinth, Paul “reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.”
  • Acts 18:19—In Ephesus, Paul “entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.”
  • Acts 18:21—Paul departed Ephesus, saying, “I must by all means keep this coming Feast in Jerusalem”—in accordance with Yahweh’s command in Deuteronomy 16:16.
  • Acts 19:8—After returning to Ephesus, Paul, “went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months.”
  • Acts 20:6—Paul and his group “sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread,” one of Yahweh’s festivals commanded in Leviticus 23:6 and Deuteronomy 16:16.
  • Acts 20:16—Paul changed his travel plans because “he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible on the Day of Pentecost,” another of Yahweh’s festivals.
  • Acts 21:20—In Jerusalem, the apostles told Paul that “many thousands of Jews have believed (in Yahshua the Messiah), and all of them are zealous for the law.” They saw no contradiction between Christianity and the laws they had always followed.
  • Acts 21:21-26—To counter false accusations that he taught against the Law and to show that he himself was “living in obedience to the Law”, Paul joined with several men to be purified at the temple and to pay their expenses for their rites and offerings.
  • Acts 24:14—Paul, in a legal hearing before the Roman governor Felix, stated that he worshiped the Elohim of his fathers and believed “all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets“—the Old Testament!
  • Acts 25:8—In a legal hearing before the next Roman governor, Festus, Paul said, “Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I offended in anything at all.”
  • Acts 27:9—Luke noted that sailing in the Mediterranean Sea in late autumn “was now dangerous because the Fast”—a reference to the Day of Atonement, one of Yahweh’s Holy Days (Leviticus 23:27)—“was already over.”
  • Acts 28:17—Speaking to the Jews in Rome where he was now a prisoner, Paul told them, “I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers.”

Yes, the Acts in Bible shows the true Church! The record from the book of Acts in the Bible could not be any more clearer! The apostle Paul and the early Church were not at odds with the Laws of the Old Testament! It’s obvious that Paul used the Hebrew Scriptures to support his teaching. In fact, he constantly used the Old Testament as the authority for his teaching. In 2 Timothy 3:16 he writes: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of Yahweh, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of Yahweh may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” The “Scripture” here, known to Timothy since childhood (verse 15), could only have been in the Old Testament. In Romans 3:2, referring to the Old Testament, Paul says that the Jewish people “have been entrusted with the very words of Yahweh.” Referring to various incidents recorded in the Old Testament, he tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:11 that “all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.” In Hebrews 3:7 he speaks of the Holy Spirit directly inspiring the words of the Old Testament. In Hebrews 4:12, referring exactly to the Old Testament, he writes, “For the word of Yahweh is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Now do these passages sound like the statements of a man who taught that the Old Testament of the Bible was obsolete or no longer necessary? The answer is crystal clear and very obvious! Peter warns some epistles of Paul are hard to understand and warned that there would be those who would twist Paul’s words to mean something incorrect that’ll lead to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures (2 Peter 3:16). What kind of people would do that? Peter said these are lawless men (2 Peter 3:17). By “lawless,” Peter refers to being without Yahweh’s Lawthe Torah. Yes, the apostle Peter is saying that those who twist Paul’s writings are those who don’t have (know/follow) Torah. They will approach these letters, in (often willful) ignorance, and incorrectly interpret them. May Yahweh bless those who are faithful to the Ten Commandments and those doing His work on the earth. May the Father in heaven open your eyes and ears on the Bible’s truths. All these things we ask of Yahweh through Yahshua our Messiah and Master and King, Amen. Halleluyah and Shalom!