While WLC continues to uphold the observance of the Seventh-Day Sabbath, which is at the heart of Yahuwah's moral law, the 10 Commandments, we no longer believe that the annual feast days are binding upon believers today. Still, though, we humbly encourage all to set time aside to commemorate the yearly feasts with solemnity and joy, and to learn from Yahuwah’s instructions concerning their observance under the Old Covenant. Doing so will surely be a blessing to you and your home, as you study the wonderful types and shadows that point to the exaltation of Messiah Yahushua as the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the conquering lion of the tribe of Judah, and the Lamb of Yahuwah that takes away the sins of the world.
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Alms Giving brings Atonement and Forgiveness of Sin

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Alms giving, giving to the poor, is a type of a sacrifice equivalent to an animal sacrifice and there is a sense in which it brings about atonement and the forgiveness of sin. Because this is possibly the first time most will hear this, it will rub some Protestants the wrong way. Protestants are people that began in maybe the 13th to 16th century to protest some of the teachings of Roman Catholicism. These lessons agree in great part with the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church on almsgiving. Hardcore Protestants need to let down their guard and take off their Protestant glasses, set them aside and let the bible be our guide. We should stop rejecting something just because the Catholic or another denomination believes it. That's not how you determine the truth – you don't look around and see who believes it. You must just let the Bible be your guide. In Christianity, some people have focused so much on the death burial and resurrection of the Messiah that they cannot see anything else that the Bible teaches regarding salvation.. They're still at that same level they were at 30 years ago. They can't graduate to any other level because they have this blinder on that only allows them to see that one thing that the Bible teaches. So any verse that talks about good works or how we can gain favor with Yahuwah by something we do is regarded as taboo. Those verses get thrown in the trash can, explained away, laid to the side, never talked about because people think that you are trying to add to what the Messiah did for us. What Yahushua did for us was indeed perfect. He is the perfect Messiah in His life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension as our high priest. Yes, we have the perfect high priest in the heavenly tabernacle. Without all of that none of us would ever be saved from our sins and none of us would ever gain eternal life. But that's not the only thing taught in the Bible, there are other very important teachings as well.. For example, it was Yahushua himself who said, sell your possessions and give to the poor, provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out. A treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. That's what HE said, not Matthew, not anyone in here, the Messiah said that. Believing in the Messiah doesn't just mean believing in what he did for us, it also means believing in what he taught. If you don't believe in what the Messiah taught, you have a deficient belief system. So it's time that we stop worrying about who believes this or who believes that. Me must read and study the Bible and believe what it teaches. We pick and choose what we are going to believe by letting Holy Scripture be my guide.
 


This lesson was taken from a non-WLC video by Matthew Janzen: The Power of Almsgiving (Luke 12:32-34)