Nazarenes of The Way 

                                          
                             DR JORGE MATA-TORRES, PhD




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                                                who find the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14)
    The ONE & ONLY faith founded by the Messiah & the ONE & ONLY identified in the oldest Bibles
          
                       

Below you will see the Biblical scriptural sect prophesied in the Old Testament fulfilled by the Messiah who founded The Way (of God) that kept the Law and the Prophets as did the children of Israel. The Nazarenes were identified precisely by the same ID as He was: "the Nazarene" (He was not born in Nazareth nor were most of His disciples) Natsari comes from the root word "natsar" meaning "guardian, keeper, watcher" (The Nazarene and Nazarenes were Watchmen of The Way). The Messiah was NOT the founder of Christianity - the heretical sect that spawned in Antioch where Paul taught his Lawless doctrine where he was rejected and stoned by the citizens of Judea and also rejected by the churches of Asia for teaching heresy against God's Way - the Law (Torah).

For those who believe the Law was done away with at the crucifixion, this is a lie perpetrated by the False Apostle Paul - here are the facts:

1.
The Messiah clearly proclaimed He did NOT come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17) - He has not yet fulfilled it -
     this is why He is making His 2nd return to fulfill the 7 prophesied feasts which point to him (see here).

2. The Messiah further pointed out in Matthew 5:18 that nothing would change from the Law UNTIL heaven and earth had passed
      away - obviously neither heaven nor earth has passed away.


3.  The Messiah NEVER made any declaration after His resurrection to the Apostles when He appeared to them that His Law was 
        abolished, nor that the Sabbath was abolished, nor that they were now saved by grace.

4.  The 12 Apostles continued to keep the Law AFTER the crucifixion because they fully understood Pts. 1, 2 & 3 (James 1:25, 2:8,
        2:12, 1 John 2:3-4, 1 John 3:4, 1 John 3:22, 1 Peter 2:21)

5.  Even the heretic false apostle Paul kept the Law though taught against it:  Feasts: Acts 18:20-21, Acts 20:16, Acts 20:1-6, 
         Sabbath:  Acts 13-16,  Acts 13:42-44, Acts 16:13, Acts 17:1-2, Acts 18:1-4.  So if the Law was a curse and nailed to the cross,
         why was Paul keeping it?  Either he was a typical Pharisee hypocrite as the Messiah often rebuked them to be, or he was a
         bipolar schizophrenic who attacked it as much as he kept it, or he knew full well the Law was never abolish and was an agent
         provocateur who infiltrated THE WAY to destroy it as secret society leader often do - you destroy something by leading it -
         Paul was believed to be its ringleader.  Bottom line - if Christianity is based on Paul's "gospel" of a Lawless doctrine, why was
         he keeping the Law???  His very actions completely contradict the validity of a Lawless practice by being "saved by grace" to
         enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  Paul kept the Law to save his own soul but could care less of teaching new converts a false
         Lawless doctrine that would - and will - send them to hell.  Christians simply do not understand or in denial of what this
         heretical hypocrite was doing.


THE WAY, the Truth and The Life  (John 14:6)

Q:  What is "the Way" ?    
A:  Keeping the Law and the Prophets  (Acts 24:14)

Q:  What is "the Truth" ?  
A: The Law (Psalm 119:146) 

Q:  What is "the Life" ?
A:  The keeping of the Law (Matthew 7:21-23)

The Name of the Son of God’s Sect:

“But this I confess unto thee, that after THE WAY  which they call a sect, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in THE LAW and in the prophets”   Acts 24:14


Why did they call themselves THE WAY?  

The Way, the Truth, and the Life
5“Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know THE WAY” 6Jesus answered, “I am THE WAY and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:5-6 12Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. ( Note: the Messiah kept the Law - not broke it )... 15If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. ( Note: if you love the Messiah, you keep His commandments - i.e., THE LAW)


What are the Messiah's commandments? 

The Greatest Commandment
36“Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the Law?” 37Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ (this is done by keeping the 1st 4 commandments)38This is the first and greatest commandment.39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (this is done by keeping commandments 5-10)40ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS DEPEND ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS."                                                                                                                                                         Matthew 22:36-40


This proves BEYOND A DOUBT that the sect that the Messiah's founded is THE WAY - They kept His commandments that are written in the Law and the Prophets ( Acts 24:14 & Matthew 22:40 match perfectly)

The following confirms BEYOND A DOUBT that keeping THE LAW as the sect THE WAY puts you in heaven - and practicing Lawlessness (what Paul taught and Christians follow - "saved by grace" - see here) will put you in hell:


Matthew 7:18-26:


18"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.19"EVERY TREE THAT DOES NOT BEAR GOOD FRUIT IS CUT DOWN
 AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE (Hell). 20"So then, you will know them by their fruits. 

21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,'  (testifies the Christ - "saved by grace") will enter the kingdom of heaven, BUT HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER (keeps the Father's Law - the Torah) who is in heaven WILL ENTER.  

22 Many will say to me on that day, (Day of Judgment) 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles?'  (have faith in Christ - "saved by grace")

23 And then I will declare to them,'I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.' (do NOT keep the Law - Torah)

24 Therefore EVERYONE WHO HEARS THESE WORDS OF MINE AND ACTS ON THEM IS LIKE A WISE MAN who built his house on the rock. 

25 The rain fell, the torrents raged, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because its foundation was on the rock. 

26 But EVERYONE WHO HEARS THESE WORDS OF MIN AND DOES NOT ACT ON THEM IS LIKE A FOOLISH MAN who built his house on sand.



The Name of the Son of God’s Followers:

"For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of THE NAZARENES"  Acts 24:5


What did they call the Messiah?

The Resurrection
6But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus THE NAZARENE, who was crucified. He has risen!  
                                                                                                                                                                                                Mark 16:6



                                                                                                        Follow The Way of the Nazarenes for Eternal Life


100% Biblical, Instructed by the Messiah, Kept by the Saints & the Only Way to the Kingdom of Heaven
                                                          (Can you say the same about your religion?)

     
                          The Father's Elect and The Messiah's One True Faith, Followers and Saints


                                                                                          
כמרים של הדרך               

                       
Nazóraios tes
 Hodou (Greek) - Natsraya haDerek (Aramaic) - Nazarenes of the Way (English) 


Sciptures in the Old & New Testament CLEARLY prove that THE WAY is the Way of God and the Messiah

The Way ( "Derek" - Hebrew: http://biblehub.com/hebrew/1870.htm )


Prophesied in the Old Testament

"And a highway will be there; it will be called THE WAY of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on THAT WAYThe unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it."  Isaiah 35:8

The Way of God

"All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus' words, acknowledged that God's WAY was right, because they had been baptized by John" (who kept the Law - the Torah)  Luke 7:29

"This man was instructed in THE WAY of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things about Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John.  Acts 18:25


"Some of them were hardened and were disputing and reviling THE WAY of God before the assembly of the Gentiles; then Paulus left and he separated the disciples from them and was speaking every day with them in the school of a man whose name was Turanos."  Acts 19:9


"But there was a great commotion at that time about THE WAY of God."  Acts 19:23



Followers of the Sect of the Messiah called THE WAY

"...and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to THE WAY, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem."  Acts 9:2

"And I persecuted the followers of THE WAY, hounding some to death, arresting both men and women and throwing them in prison."  Acts 22:4

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But this I admit to you, that according to THE WAY which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets; Acts 24:14

"Then Felix, who was well acquainted with THE WAY, adjourned the proceedings. "When Lysias the commander comes," he said, "I will decide your case."  Acts 24:22
  

The Messiah Identifies the Way to Eternal Life

Jesus said to him, “I AM THE LIVING GOD, THE WAY and The Truth and The Life; no man comes to my Father but by me alone.”  John 14:6


Therefore, the Natsraya (Nazarenes) are the Keepers of the Way (the Sect) - those which Keep the Commandments (the Torah) of the Father and Testimony of the Messiah.  These are the true Saints who will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.


God's True Saints - Nazarenes of The Way

                   This I did also in Jerusalem, and I cast many SAINTS into prison by the authority I received from 
                    The Chief Priests,  and as they were being killed by them, I took part with those who condemned them.

                                                                                                                                                                                  
Acts 26:10

These saints were NOT Christians – they did not exist at this time. Christians did not evolve until AFTER the Pharisee Sha’ul (“Paul”) began his heretical ministry (see www.AntiChristPaul.com) and their name was not created and inserted into the bible as we know it today (see here). The fact is  that the name "Christians" was NOT to be found in the earliest known New Testament bibles.


Rewritten history has robbed he Nazarenes of the Way of their true glory and recognition by calling them "Early Christians".  Nazarenes could not possibly be Christians for the simple fact that they kept the Law (Torah) - the very commandments ("Law") of the Creator Father while Christians reject the Torah completely.  It was the Nazarenes of the Way who were sacrificed to the lions in the Coloseum - not "Christians" (who were in fact Chrestiens - see here,  herehere, and here) and it was the Nazarenes who were the millions slaughtered by the Christian Roman Catholic Church during the Inquisition for not accepting their heretical papacy.

Nazarenes of the Way are not to be confused with the Christianized "Church of the Nazarene", "The Way" or "The Way International" cults.  True Nazarenes of the Way to this day keep the Torah of the heavenly Father and Testimony of the Messiah as THE Nazarene Himself taught His Apostles and disciples almost 2000 years ago and are identified as the Saints in the New Testament and Book of Revelation - the true remnant of Israel mentioned in the scriptures. 

The followers of the Messiah were called "Nazarenes" - Why?  Were they ALL from Nazareth? Of course not. The Messiah is documented in the bible to have been to over 20 locations (see here) and arguably far more in India (see here) where He acquired many disciples and followers. Even Paul was claimed to be the ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes (Acts 24:5) though he was from Tarsus (Acts 21:39). So why then call them ALL Nazarenes? This is why knowledge of linguistics of the Hebrew language is so important and understanding the Hebrew root word "Natsar" applied to the Aramaic name of "Natsraya" comes from (see Linguistics).  Natsraya ("Nazarenes") meant Watchmen (i.e., guardians, keepers, watchers) of "the Way" meaning they kept the Torah and Testimony of the Messiah - the very 2 criteria required to become God's saints in the Kingdom of Heaven identified in the Revelation of the Messiah (See Home Page).


FYI 
Tefillin (Tefillah - singular) Askhenazic/ˈtfɪln/Israeli Hebrew[tfiˈlin]תפילין), also called phylacteries (/fɪˈlæktərz/ from Ancient Greek φυλακτήριον phylacterion, form of phylássein, φυλάσσειν meaning "to guard, protect" - exactly the same as "natsar"), are a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah. They are worn by male observant Hebrews during weekday morning prayers.

Once you know the truth it not only ties in perfectly, it makes perfect sense. It also proves that Christianity is a false religion because though it may give testimony to the Messiah 
(and sometimes not even that (see herebut it rejects the Torah completely which has dire consequences - rejection by the Messiah Himself on Judgment Day (Matthew 7:21-23).  Don't confuse Christianized "Nazarenes" and "the Way" religions with the practice of the original Nazarenes of the Way.

Natsraya is the transliteration of the original Aramaic name of "Nazarenes" which comes from Natsar meaning Guard, Keep, Watch [H5341]

נצריא from the root word נצר (Ar. nätsär, Hb. nëtsër) n-ts-r  from the key letteצ tsade. There is no "Z" in the Hebrew or Aramaic language, therefore "TS" is the most appropriate sound for the letter "Tsade" thus giving the more phonetically appropriate "Natsraya".

Natsraya is a plural term1 to describe an inclusive group of Natsari people. A single male is called a Natsari, and a single female a Natsrati.  A group of Natsari women are called Natsrayn. A group of Natsari men are called Natsraya.

An Inconvenient Truth

It's an inconvenient truth for billions around the world - but the truth nonetheless. 
 What does this tell us? Many things. First and foremost - people worldwide have been lied to and deceived for centuries.  Christians as a name did not appear for some 400 to possibly 1000 years after what we've been led to believe reading the bibles we have today.  Therefore most, if not all, references made to "Christians" of the early church were in fact meant for the "Nazarenes".

Another obvious fact is t
hat Adventists, Baptists, Catholics, Christians, Episcopalians, Jehovah Witnesses, Pentecostals, Protestants, Methodists, Mormons, etc., in essence ALL Christian religions are nowhere to be found in original scripture. None. It's a FACT no matter how your pastor, priest, reverend or whatever they call themselves try to spin it. You simply won't find any scripture whatsoever where the Messiah or any of His apostles or disciples named by any of the above fabricated names. They are ALL man-made and created by Gentiles of whom the Messiah warns:

                "These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go NOT into the way of the Gentiles, 
                  and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:"  Matthew 10:5

Simple test - look up your "faith" or "religion" in Wikipedia - is the founder God the Father, the Messiah or some man? 
If there is an image/photo of some western gentile, it's obviously man-made, counterfeit and undoubtedly setup with an organizational structure that practices nonbiblical doctrines.
 This should not offend you but rather, make you realize you are not practicing the faith the Son of God taught His disciples. Quite simply, if it's not found in the Original Bible - it's counterfeit, fabricated and man-made. It's amazing how many individuals claim to "live by the Word of God" and it's the last thing they do - instead choosing to follow some man-made religion and keep their pagan, nonbiblical doctrines. STICK TO THE WORD OF THE FATHER AND MESSIAH IN ORIGINAL SCRIPTURE FOR ANSWERS AND FAITH YOU SHOULD FOLLOW - IT'S THE "BIG SECRET" THAT VERY FEW FIGURE OUT OR WILLING TO ACCEPT.



The One True Faith & Sect of the Messiah

Having established that "Christians" are not found in the two earliest known Greek NT bibles, we are left with one sect that is clearly identified in scripture - and they followed the DIRECT instruction of the Messiah the Natsari ("Nazarene") to enter the kingdom of heaven - they were in fact the "Nazarenes" - more correctly, Natsraya who followed "The Way" which is translated as "Doctrine" in English in the the "Aramaic Bible in Plain English" and in Greek, Hodos.  The Nazarene Code is in fact, "The Way-Doctrine-Hodos which means keeping the Law of the Creator Father (Law) and giving Testimony ofTHE Messiah-Natsari-Son of God Himself. I am very proud to say I am a Natsari who follows The Way/Doctrine/Hodos when asked the faith I keep. The original Natsraya faith has absolutely NO association, connection or relationship with the Christian "The Way International" nor  "Nazarenes" / "Church of the Nazarenes".



Nazarenes are THE Saints of the Bible

This fact implies that the name "Christians"  was insidiously inserted some 400 years - possibly almost 1000 yearsAFTER the final chapter - the Revelation of Jesus Christ  - was written in order to give them credibility and historical legitimacy. So the saints COULD NOT have been Christians. The saints were the ORIGINAL Nazarenes who were called Natsraya - the transliterated Aramaic name for "Nazarene(s)" (see Linguistics) which are NOT to be confused with the modern-day Christianized "Nazarene movement" that DO NOT keep the Torah. Natsraya means God's Watchmen who keep, guard the Torah and Testimony of the Messiah. As you will discover, IT COULD ONLY BE THE NATSRAYA - AND NOT CHRISTIANS from the 1st century whose formation began in Northern Palestine.  


The implication behind this is that not a single one of the canonized or recognized "saints" of Roman Catholicism is a true Saint that practiced Lawlessness (non Torah) violating the Word of God as claimed by the Messiah Himself.

Besides the OT prophets and keepers of the Father's Torah (the original 12 tribes of Yisrael who had not yet known the Messiah, 
i
t will ONLY BE those whose faith is identical or similar to the ORIGINAL Natsraya who will become Saints in the kingdom of heaven. 
 If you do not believe this read further for the conclusive evidence that will prove this beyond any doubt.

                                                     

The Messiah WAS NOT the founder of Christianity - It was the Pharisee and Lawless-preaching Sha'ul (Paul).  The Son of God founded the Natsraya movement whose premise is based on 2 key elements: Keep the Law (Torah) and the Testimony of the Messiah. No other faith or religion keeps the instruction of the Messiah.


The term "Nazarene" hereinafter refers solely to the original and modern day Natsraya who keep the Torah of the Father and Testimony of the Messiah.


Taught Directly by the Messiah

Natsraya ("Nazarenes") practiced their faith precisely as the Messiah commanded His 12 Apostles to teach: They keep the law (Torah) and have faith in Him as Son of the living God. 

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 
20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."                                                                                                                                                                                             Matthew 28:20-21


And what is it that the true 12 Apostles observed?  THE LAW (TORAH)


God's commandments are His Law / Torah - none other. This is as straight-forward as can be. This is further explained at www.Gods2RequirementsToHeaven.com  


From the words of the Apostle John:

19"We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. 20And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life."   1 John 5:19

That understanding as He commanded is to Keep the Law of the Father AND Testimony that the Messiah is the Son of God for Eternal Life.  This is what distinguished them from those that only kept the Torah.

Natsraya are a faith - not a religion (which is not to be found in the bible).  
Natsraya are not to be confused with the Christianized, organized, hierarchal Nazarenes of today that believe you are saved by faith alone. All Natsraya are equal brethren - There is no hierarchy, no organization and no priest that one should  call "father" (pope is papa meaning father), master, pastor, reverend or rabbi:  
                      

     8"But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9"Do not call anyone on earth your    
     father (i.e., papa=pope); for One is your Father, He who is in heaven".
 Matthew 23:8-9                                 

ONLY the Messiah is our Teacher-Rabbi and ONLY our Creator in heaven is to be called Father.  I never knew of this scripture or having been told about it growing up, so I was unwittingly calling priests "Father Michael", "Padre Luis", etc. not too many years back. No more.  Recently I sent an email to a "rabbi" of a Messianic congregation in Latin America regarding the nature of the "Godhead" and had addressed him as "hermano" meaning brother.  He replied pointing out I should address him as "rabbi".  I responded and respectfully corrected him by providing the above scripture - he never replied afterwards. 

I know of no congregation or assembly who honors this scripture from the Messiah and is without hierarchical organization so I refuse to attend them and submit to their heresies and teaching false doctrines and false gospels. I'm perfectly fine chatting with like-minded individuals on a one-to-one basis because I know the Messiah is in our presence:

                  "
For where two or three are assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  Matthew 18:20


Nazarenes are NOT and NEVER WERE "early Christians"

Natsraya ("Nazarenes") 
were no more “early Christians” then they were “Messianic Jews”. Put quite simply, Christians DO NOT keep the Torah and Jews DO NOT have faith in the divinity of the Messiah which makes the term, "Jewish Christians" ridiculous at best. Calling Nazarenes “early Christians” implies that they were diamonds in the rough – not having practiced Christianity quite right yet. This label is insulting if not blasphemous when you realize Nazarenes were taught DIRECTLY by the Messiah and His Apostles.  The latest moniker for those who keep the Torah and have faith in Jesus are now labeled “Messianic Jews” which are those that most closely follow the faith of the Natsraya. However, many insist on calling God "Yah", "Yahweh" (YHWH) or Jehovah which is a grave error.  See the page God's Name to see why. Furthermore, the label "Messianics" is mislabeled. Christians, Jews and Muslims are each messianic in nature – each still awaiting the arrival of their messiah. So this label is both misleading and redundant to say the least. I see no need in creating so many different labels for those who practice the faith of keeping the Torah and testimony of the Messiah when they are already named in the bible as Nazarenes – more appropriately, Natsraya (its original transliterated Aramaic name – see“Linguistics”) plain and simple. There is a stubborn reluctance to call people, places or things by their original, transliterated name and instead entirely new names which loses the richness of their original meaning which is oftentimes twisted to praise a false entity. Recall once again what was mentioned in the Forward section of those who carry the name of the Father and the Son on their Forehead (see God's Name).

The Son of God NEVER told His 12 Apostles or disciples to NOT keep the Torah – in fact, He insisted it.  ALL the true Apostles taught the Torah to the new converts other than those who already were keeping it (see here for the proof). The ONLY writer in the bible to teach otherwise was Paul though he kept the Sabbath - the perfect example of the hypocrite Pharisees whom the Messiah knew so well (See the overwhelming evidence proving this fact in AntichristPaul.com) – it was his anti-Torah “gospel” that would ultimately create Christianity as he made his way to Rome.
 "Messianics" today who continue to defend Paul fail to see the obvious - if he upheld the Torah - which he called a curse - the entire "Christian world" would be keeping it - but they do not. In fact, they abhor it and claim its "Jewish" when in fact, it was handed down to ALL the tribes of Israel - not just one. It will become conclusively obvious that the Father nor the Messiah had a change of mind when it came to the contrary doctrines Sha'ul (Paul) taught to Gentiles as he made his way to Rome (see www.ChristianityisAntichrist.com)