One Torah For All

One Torah shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
Exodus 12:49

I have told you in advance."

Appendix B:
My Personal Testimony

I am including a short version of my own personal testimony for a very special reason. It is also for a very special group of people: those who have been taught and believe in a pre-tribulation rapture. This is what I was taught from the time I was an early teenager (age 13). It was through the providence of YHWH that He awakened within me at that early age the desire to know everything about the return of Yeshua. I read everything I could get my hands on about the subject. I never questioned the teaching of a pre-tribulation rapture. Although, even then, in the back of my mind, there were these nagging questions that never came to the forefront. I would talk to anyone who would listen about the coming of Yeshua and the rapture.

Then, when I was about 23 years of age I was challenged by a friend where I was employed. He
gave me a book and said that I ought to read it. I read it and became angry at what the author said. I asked my friend if I could keep the book for a while, for I wanted to “prove” that what the author was teaching was in error. I dived into the Scripture. I began searching and studying as I had never done before. I was determined to show my friend who was right. This was a process that took the next two years of my life. The more I studied, the more it looked like what I had been taught and believed for so long, was in error. It is a very difficult thing to have to change one’s beliefs. However, as this transition period came to a close, I was finally able to admit to myself and others that I had been taught wrongly. However, change was no longer an option, but mandatory, if I was to remain true to my Master and Savior Yeshua Messiah.

From the time, I was 13 years old till now, and especially since I was 23 years old, I have diligently searched the Scriptures, for more than 40 years now. The deeper I dig, the more and more convinced I become, that disciples, all living disciples, will go through the entirety of the tribulation. Everything in Scripture points to this reality.

I know that the majority of those who teach and believe in the second coming of Yeshua do so with a pre-tribulation rapture attached. This is mainly because that is what they were taught, just as I was taught that. I know that it will not be easy for anyone to change what he believes. How well I know! However, YHWH is faithful. Listen to Him. It will be hard work to change. However, it is always worth the effort to obey YHWH.