March 20, 2014 SnyderTalk: Yahweh’s Word would Still be True Even if No One Believed It


“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you.”

Psalm 122: 6


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Yahweh’s Word would Still be True Even if No One Believed It

A while back, I read a disturbing statistic.  According to a Gallup poll, fewer than 30 percent of Americans believe that the Bible is the word of Yahweh.  Since Yahweh gave us the Scriptures to direct our path toward Him, the fact that more than 70 percent of the people in this so-called “Christian nation” say that they do not believe His word is scary.  If they don’t believe Yahweh’s word, how can they believe in Him?  I don’t think they can regardless of what they say.

About 40 years ago, I heard a preacher deliver a sermon titled “God said it; I believe it; and that makes it so.”   Later, I remember thinking that something was wrong with that message, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.  Then it dawned on me that Yahweh saying it makes it so and that my believing what He said has no bearing on the truth of His word.  Yahweh’s word would still be true even if no one believed it.

The accuracy of Yahweh’s word has been proven so many times that I am almost embarrassed to make another case for its truthfulness, but as I said, most people in our so-called “Christian nation” don’t believe it despite the evidence.  From ancient sites in Israel that people had claimed were only make-believe to the oceans of water under terra firma that until just a few days ago scientists didn’t believe existed to the formation of humans from dust, the facts scream that Yahweh exists and that His word is spot on.

I have a very strong hunch that few of the people who reject Yahweh’s word have ever read it, so they aren’t really rejecting His word; they are rejecting Him.  And since they don’t read newspapers, watch television news, or listen to the news on radio, they aren’t likely to come across facts that challenge their opinions.  I guess we’ll have to wait for Oprah and Jay Leno and David Letterman and Jon Stewart and other celebrity talkers to make the case for the accuracy of Yahweh’s word before most of the unbelievers will even hear the facts.

Yahweh is not an abstract idea or a theological concept.  He is the Sovereign of the universe and the Creator.  Those facts were substantiated yet again a few days ago.  In a Times of Israel article titled “With new Big Bang evidence, ‘creation is a fact’”, David Shamah wrote:

Whether or not it was God who did the creating is one question that will probably never be resolved — but that there was a creation event is indisputable. The announcement Monday that researchers had discovered further evidence of the “Big Bang” theory of the world’s creation “isn’t going to make anyone who wasn’t a believer in God into one, or vice-versa,” physics Professor Nathan Aviezer of Bar Ilan University told the Times of Israel.

“But one thing the announcement does do is make it clear that the universe had a definite starting point — a creation — as described in the Book of Genesis,” said Aviezer. “To deny this now is to deny scientific fact.”

Monday’s announcement said that a team of American scientists led by astronomer John M. Kovac had found conclusive evidence for the existence of gravitational waves — gigantic ripples in the fabric of space-time that are caused by the sudden movement of large masses, sort of like the ripples that are created when a stone is thrown into a body of water. The existence of the waves was predicted by Albert Einstein as part of the theory of general relativity, with the waves indicating that there was a time when what would become the universe — a concentrated ball of light — “exploded” into something bigger, when it was only about a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth (10 to the minus 35) seconds old.

Those gravitational waves confirm beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Big Bang happened….

The Big Bang Theory can be explained very simply: in the beginning there was nothing and it exploded and became everything.  That’s exactly what the Big Bang Theory postulates, and it makes no sense unless there is a driving force behind it all who has a plan and a purpose.

Who might that be?  There aren’t many possibilities.  In fact, there is only one possibility that makes sense: there is a Creator and His Name is Yahweh, and as I said, He gave us His word to lead us toward Him.

I strongly disagree with one thing that Shamah said.  He said, “Whether or not it was God who did the creating is one question that will probably never be resolved….”  Well, it will be resolved once and for all so that no one will be in doubt, and Yahweh will take care of it Himself.  Regrettably for unbelievers, when that day comes, it will be too late.

I like the way that C.S. Lewis explained it in his book Mere Christianity:

When that happens (when Yahweh returns), it is the end of the world.  When the author walks on to the stage the play is over.  God is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else—something it never entered your mind to conceive—comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left?  For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature.  It will be too late then to choose your side.  There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up.  That will not be the time for choosing: it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not.  Now, to-day, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side.  God is holding back to give us that chance.  It will not last forever.  We must take it or leave it.

I wrote a book that you will find very interesting: His Name is Yahweh.  I hope you will take the time to read it.  It presents biblical evidence proving that the Name Yahweh is crucial, especially now since we are being told by political and religious leaders that we all worship the same god. That’s not true, and you need to know it. (Click here to watch a video dealing with this issue.)






13--Perspectives 2


Jeffrey Goldberg: Obama Must Be Blunt with Abbas, Too—A couple of weeks ago, President Obama laid out for me his view of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s responsibilities in ongoing peace talks. My hope is that Obama will pressure Palestinian President Abbas to meet Netanyahu halfway on the issue of recognition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. Abbas is opposed to offering such recognition: If Jews indeed have a connection to Palestine, then the mainstream Palestinian Arab narrative – that Zionism is a foreign, colonialist ideology, and not the movement of a people returning to its home – gets blown apart. (It’s astonishing that after 60 years of Israel’s existence people are still arguing about whether it is the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people.)

Abraham Cooper: Four Things Obama Should Have Told Abbas— On Yom Kippur, 1972, I was standing alongside a Soviet Jewish dissident outside Moscow’s lone synagogue when we were suddenly surrounded by KGB agents. Sensing my alarm, the refusenik sought to disarm my fear with some vintage Soviet humor. “In the Socialist Paradise,” he said with a nod toward the plainclothes men, “the workers make believe they worked and the State make believes they paid them.” That one-liner keeps coming to mind when trying to figure out if Secretary of State John Kerry’s tenacious and tedious struggle to create an agreed-upon “framework” for Israeli/Palestinian peace is real or just another expensive Middle East mirage.

Ruthie Blum: For Abbas, peace is treason— In his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas behaved like someone’s doing his host a big favor by simply showing up. Obama didn’t seem to mind. But then, he has grown accustomed to being treated like a flunky by world leaders who no longer fear American power. Abbas, too, has become used to a few things. Chief among these is his image as a moderate. This would seem to be no small feat, considering the vitriol and violence that characterizes the society on whose behalf he is ostensibly negotiating independent statehood. He has lots of help, however, in the form of willful ignorance and political agendas on the parts of many players on the world stage.

Ishaan Tharoor: It’s Not Just Putin: Russia’s Obsession With Crimea Is Centuries-Old—The opening ceremony at the Sochi Winter Olympics included a cinematic montage of the Russian history. Its first scene depicted a group of bearded Greeks on an oared galley, rowing through dark waters. They come ashore by an empty expanse of land and triumphantly establish their settlement: this, the viewer is supposed to understand, is the founding moment of Russian civilization. Where was this hallowed ground? Crimea—the Black Sea peninsula in the eye of a geopolitical storm right now.

Martin Chulov: Controlled by Iran, the Deadly Militia Recruiting Iraq’s Men to Die in Syria—Each day for the past nine months, the bodies have been coming to the Valley of Peace cemetery in Najaf, Iraq. The men were killed in Syria, where they fought under the green flag of the Middle East’s most potent new Shia Islamic political force, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous). The militia has been busy readying for the afterlife, buying up more than 2,500 square meters of burial plots and erecting shrines for its fallen.

Mark Clayton: Iran Emerging as a Major Cyber-Power—Iranian cyber-spying on U.S. military and energy networks has surged, U.S. experts say. Iran was fingered last fall for infiltrating the U.S. Navy Marine Corps Intranet, as well as for massive cyber-attacks that hammered Wall Street bank websites repeatedly for about a year. Iran was suspected to have been behind a computer virus that wrecked 30,000 Saudi Aramco computers in 2012. A similar attack hit RasGas, a Qatari energy company, that same year.

Adam Levick: Guardian Interviewer is Incredulous at Scarlett Johansson’s Refusal to Cave to BDS Bullies— In a 2,700 word March 16 cover story about Scarlett Johansson – titled “In Alien Territory” –  published at The Observer (sister publication of the Guardian), roughly 600 words deal with the row involving the actress’s decision to step down as Oxfam ambassador after the NGO criticized her for becoming global brand ambassador for SodaStream. While Johansson acquitted herself quite well in the interview, conducted by Carole Cadwalladr, what most stands out is how even their media group’s culture critics automatically become experts on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, and adopt the Guardian narrative about the conflict.

Dr. Reuven Berko: Abbas vs. Fatah ‘traitors’— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the 13th convention of the Fatah Revolutionary Council in Ramallah, given just before he left for the United States, offered a review of the Palestinian leadership’s success in maintaining its interests since the death of Yasser Arafat, despite what Abbas called attempts by traitors and foreign powers and militaries to force its hand. Abbas, 79, portrayed himself as the mature and loyal leader of the Palestinian people, who was leaving for the U.S. with the backing of the Arab League and was determined to offer no concessions on Jerusalem, the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state or the issue of the right of return, despite the “dubious pressures” facing him.

Michael Curtis: Are All Boycotters of Israel Anti-Semitic?— It is regrettable but now necessary to ask two questions.  The first: are all those individuals, whatever their religious origin, political beliefs, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or nationality, who are in favor of some form of boycott of Israel, anti-Semites, haters of Jews? The second: are those international bodies, so-called charity organizations, ill-informed academic groups, biased and bigoted mainstream churches, and trade unions who are critical of Israel equally critical of other countries for allegedly similar actions or non-actions? By now, almost everyone is conscious of the existence of anti-Jewish sentiments and actions for centuries. Sometimes, anti-Semitism has been based on religious considerations, sometimes on supposed biological differences, sometimes on alleged negative attributes or patterns ascribed to Jews. The result has been relentless civic and political discrimination, second-class citizenship, physical attacks, harassment, property losses, persecution, pogroms, and the Holocaust.

Elliott Abrams: The mirage of Egyptian stability— The usual argument for supporting the new military regime in Egypt is the same as the argument that was used for supporting the Mubarak regime, right up until it fell: Egypt needs stability. Then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Egypt “stable” just two weeks before Hosni Mubarak was overthrown.






9--Jerusalem Post


‘Mystified’ US slams Israeli defense minister Ya’alon’s criticism of Obama

Some hard questions about the Western European double standard against Israel

Jerusalem municipality approves 184 new homes in areas over Green Line

At talks, Iran and world powers grapple over planned nuclear reactor

Analysis: Iran talks continue in Vienna, but now they’re on Russian terms

Iran says it may modify Arak reactor to allay Western concerns

Syria confirms Israeli airstrike, warns against endangering stability in region

Bayit Yehudi walks out on vote after conversion bill spat

Cabinet voices increase against fourth prisoner release

Finance Ministry chief economist resigns over Lapid’s housing tax exemption



10--Arutz Sheva


Is Mahmoud Abbas’ Life In Danger?

MK Ahmed Tibi Accused of Abusing Knesset Chairman Position

Northern Command Warns: Situation with Hezbollah ‘Explosive’

Hareidi MK Accuses Reform Movement Leader of ‘Extortion’

Dep. Minister: Cancel Terrorist Release or I Quit 

Sexual Harassment Video Sparks Controversy in Cairo

How Has Bashar al-Assad Held On For So Long?

Crimea’s 4,000 Jews Doing Fine, Knesset Told

Expert: Missing Plane Probably Hijacked, Crashed

Germany Cracks Down on Nazi War Criminals








IAF aircraft strike Syrian army after roadside attack

Palestinian teen killed by IDF near Hebron

Palestinians plan to drill for oil in West Bank

Erekat: Abbas showed Obama ‘very ugly’ settlement map

Fate of Palestinian prisoners threatens to stymie talks

Congress, State Department at odds over Israeli visas

Exiled Fatah strongman calls Abbas a ‘catastrophe’

A true Mossad spy story that didn’t really happen

Nazi selfies at Ben Gurion Airport

Vicious female Nazi guard to stand trial



12--Other News


Palestinian Leader Abbas Brings Weak Hand to White House Meeting

The Crimean crisis: Amateur hour is over

Ukraine crisis: Russia warns West over Crimea sanctions

Iran Propping Up Venezuela’s Repressive Militias 

Iran, Russia to finalize trade deal soon: Iran oil minister

On Third Anniversary of Syrian Rebellion, Assad Is Steadily Winning the War 

Protesters burn gun registration forms

Epitaphs for the Obama presidency (1)

Epitaphs for the Obama presidency (2)

Epitaphs for the Obama presidency (3)






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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Zechariah 14: 6-8

In that day there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle. For it will be a unique day which is known to Yahweh, neither day nor night, but it will come about that at evening time there will be light. And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.


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His Name is Yahweh explains why the Name of God, Yahweh, is so important.  It’s available in eBook format and in paperback.  It’s also available for free in PDF format.

  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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What about people who came to faith in Yahweh through the Name Jesus?

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14--Blessings from Revelation 2

Blessings in the Book of Revelation is a book that you need to read, especially now.  There are blessings throughout the Scriptures but Revelation is the only book in the Bible actually containing a specific blessing for reading it. It’s repeated twice, once at the beginning and again at the end. This is the reason that I believe Revelation should be the first step toward studying biblical prophecy. Though not easy to do, Revelation can be broken down and understood by anyone, not just the academic elite. So, Revelation’s blessings are for everyone.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.


Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming.  Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? deals with a question that every Christian has to consider: what should I do with my life?  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide.  It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.

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