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So What's This All About?

This is not a "normal" church.  We don't have a kiddies bell choir, don't argue over the color of choir robes, and don't force you to sign membership pledge cards.

This Church is a gathering of people dedicated to

We take the Bible literally when it says we have the Mind of Christ living inside of us.  Through prayer, meditation, study, and diligent application of moral living, we work toward what The book of Ephesians calls the Fullness of God:

Ephesians 3:14

For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

 REAL Religion....beyond singing hymns written hundreds of years ago containing words we don't understand, beyond arguing about who's turn it is to bring a tuna casserole to the weekly potluck...REAL Religion, dedicated to being transformed through the renewing of our minds, exactly as Romans 12 says.

Who Are We?

The leadership of The Church of Yahweh ("TCOY") consists of a small group of people in Tennessee and Southern California.  We all have day jobs, families, hobbies, and affiliations with other Churches; one sometimes plays the organ at a Lutheran Church, one teaches Bible Studies at a Methodist Church, and so on.

We have come together for one primary purpose: To remove the obscurity & ignorance surrounding God's Divine, Holy Name, and see how that Name can be used as a precious gift to help transform our lives.

The Church of Yahweh is a non-denominational (which, in today's world, means that TCOY is its own denomination) outreach.  Occasionally we have local meetings, but our primary tool is the World Wide Web.  

NO ONE MAKES ANY MONEY FROM THIS MINISTRY.  We pay for the site with money from our day jobs (computer programming, accounting, that kind of thing.)  TCOY is audited, and 100% honest in all financial matters.

We personally type all the documents in the site, and personally answer all the email.

We are...

  • NOT A CULT.  We don't even have a membership; if you consider yourself a "member" of TCoY, you are.  We don't have a compound where people are locked-in, and don't even like Kool-Aid.
  • NOT IN IT FOR THE MONEY.  Search high & low, and you will not even find anyplace on the Site where you can determine where to send money.
  • NOT TRYING TO BRAINWASH ANYONE.  Most Churches these days seem to equate "faith" with blindly, unthinkingly accepting what the Church teaches.  We present some facts (like the linguistic history of YHWH's Name), and many views, interpretations, opinions & ways of looking at the world, and ask you to make up your own mind, with the prayerful guidance of the Divine.
  • NOT ASKING YOU TO CHECK YOUR BRAIN AT THE DOOR.  We specialize, some say, in providing fresh, real alternatives to the interpretations the Church has been propagating for centuries.  (For some, we are the "thinking person's alternative".)  We invite & demand that people think about, research & struggle with this material in a personal, direct way.
  • NOT WEIRDOES.  True, some of the ideas presented here are quite foreign to people's "normal" way of thinking.  But these are all (we think) based on Scripture, reason and the witness of science.  But we have never had sexual experiments performed on us by little gray men in spaceships (well, at least not recently), do not channel ancient Greek gods (we don't even get cable TV), and have no use for time machines (since they break so easily, and have you ever tried to replace a burnt transistor in 3,000 BC anyway?)
  • NOT THE "ONLY WAY."  We are not the 2nd Coming of Christ.  We are not the "Chosen Ones" sent to redeem the world.  We have no prophesies.  And we're not the only ones with this information.  You do not have to join TCOY in order to go to heaven.
  • NOT TRYING TO "TOOT OUR OWN HORN."  We present this information freely, and lay no claim to its "originality."  Sometimes we get email saying "Hey, we've known this for a long time!  There's nothing so special here!"  Well, that's always so curious.....We didn't invent God's Name, nor Its meaning, nor its vertical spelling....These have been "secrets" closely held by the Hebrew Saints for centuries. In fact, we doubt there's a single "original" thought in all the 100's of pages found here!  Ecclesiastes said thousands of years ago: "There is nothing new under the sun..."  
  • THE INFORMATION MATTERS, NOT WHO DELIVERS IT.  Remember, the message is ALWAYS greater than the messenger.
  • NOT A PERSONALITY CULT.  Because of the number of inquiries, we've uploaded a mini-autobiography (including a lovely picture) of the Webmaster.....People react differently to information depending on where it comes from.  That probably comes from centuries of having to blindly believe, on threat of torture, what the "Sacred" Priests have taught, but that's another matter.  But none of us can do miracles, nor were foretold in the Book of Revelations, and the Lady of Lourdes never spoke of us.

We are, in short, normal (well...) people with a living relationship with The Living God, YHWH, who have found His Name to be the most powerful tool to transform our lives.

The Web is massive, and it is so hard sometimes to separate true from false.  Some other "Sacred Name" sites present themselves as the "only one."  In fact, one Sacred Name Site lists YHWH.COM as a "fringe" or loony site because of one paragraph that can be found in these 100's of pages.  Oh well.

The point is........THE INFORMATION IS ALL THAT MATTERS.  Opinions of the source of the information are, at least, a secondary consideration. 

As the Bible says, "Test the spirits, to see if they are true."

As The Future Testament says,

The authors of this document matter only in the way that all people do, as Divinity’s Children. Their identities and backgrounds have no bearing on the text of the Future Testament.

The material here stands or falls on its own merit, as you examine and test it in terms of your own life.

Accepting any of the Future Testament simply because its authors have a background that you respect, or come from an organization you like, is a bad idea.

Likewise, rejecting anything here simply because of something in the authors’ past, makes no sense at all.

In short, the authors of the Future Testament do not matter.

Only the text of the Future Testament matters, and what it means to you.

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