June 16, 2017 SnyderTalk: You Can’t Put Yahweh in a Box So Don’t Even Try

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says Yahweh Sabaoth. (Zechariah 4: 6)



You Can’t Put Yahweh in a Box So Don’t Even Try

The National Geographic Channel (NGC) is broadcasting an original miniseries titled “Genius”.  It’s about the life and times of Albert Einstein.  I have watched every episode, and I’m glad that I have.

The finale will be next Tuesday night (June 20) at 9:00 P.M. EDT.  I plan to watch it.  If you haven’t seen the shows, you can search your television listings for replays of the episodes.

Since I was a small boy, Albert Einstein has been a hero of mine.  The thing that impressed me most about him was his willingness to tell the truth even in the face of fierce opposition.  Those who opposed him and his ideas were for the most part people who didn’t understand what he said or people whose careers were threatened by his ideas.

Galileo is another person who inspired me as a young boy.  When I wrote the novel Stand!, I decided to open the book with a quote from him.  Galileo said, “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”

Stand! deals with the charade we call “global warming”.  Since the climate stopped warming more than two decades ago, perpetrators of the hoax decided that they should come up with another descriptor.  Today they call it “climate change”, and they say that they want to prevent it.

Imagine that.  The climate has been changing since creation.  There are mountains of hard evidence to prove it.  Earth has been in existence for millions of years, and man was created a few thousand years ago.  Now the hoaxsters want us to believe that they can eliminate the natural process of climate change.

The most absurd thing they have said thus far is that people who reject their ridiculous assertions are “climate change deniers”.  Their audacity is mind-boggling.  Intelligent people don’t reject climate change.  They reject the notion that man has had anything substantive to do with it and that man can control it, much less prevent it.

About 20,000 years ago during an Ice Age, sea level was about 500 feet below current sea level.  That’s a fact.  Check it out and see for yourself.  People probably built communities on the seashore then, just like today.  Imagine their leaders getting together back then to prevent the Ice Age from ending because the rising sea threatened their homes.

That’s the same quality of thinking we are seeing today from “climate change” hoaxsters. Natural processes don’t come to a standstill because people build cities beside the sea, and nothing people do can stop them from occurring.

Einstein and Galileo were not contemporaries, but they were cut from the same bolt of cloth.  That’s another story.  Maybe I will tell it one day.

Unlike most men, Einstein didn’t try to put Yahweh in a box.  This may sound like a criticism, and I suppose it could be, but I intend it only as an observation.  The most narrow-minded Christians I know tend to be the most learned, and the narrowest of them tend to be seminary trained.

That sounds like somewhat of a generalization, but like I said, it’s my observation.  It’s based on my experience, and that’s what I have witnessed.

The same is true in Judaism.  The narrowest Jews of all tend to be the ones who have devoted their lives to studying Halacha.  I tell my friends in Israel that one of the greatest blessings Yahweh has bestowed on them is that most of them don’t buy into Halacha.

The less devoted they are to Halacha, the more open they are to the truth.  It’s in the Tanach, not Halacha.  For details, read Must Jewish People Convert to Christianity to be Saved?

My Israeli friends laugh or chuckle when I tell them that their lack of orthodoxy is an advantage, but it drives the haredim crazy.  They say that they have an absolute reverence for the Torah.  That’s nonsense.  They don’t revere the Torah, the Prophets, or the Writings—i.e., the Tanach or the Old Testament.  They worship at the feet of Halacha.

If orthodox Jews really did revere the Torah as they claim, they would not make up rules and substitute adherence to them for faith in Yahweh.  Stated simply, you can’t please Yahweh by rejecting His word.  In essence, embracing Halacha renders Yahweh’s word null and void.  There is nothing reverent about that.

Many learned Christians have a hard time accepting Yahweh’s word, too.  They profess to believe His word, but they have made up a religion and substituted it for faith in Him.  That’s the same thing most orthodox Jews have done.

The Messiah didn’t do that.  Neither did His disciples.  In a nutshell, Christianity isn’t a religion at all.  It’s Judaic in every way imaginable.  Again, you should read Must Jewish People Convert to Christianity to be Saved?

Getting back to Einstein, in the next to last episode of the NGC miniseries, he’s engaged in a discussion with the U.S. Consul General in Berlin, Raymond Geist.  They are talking about Einstein immigrating to the U.S. along with his wife  as Hitler is rising to power in Germany. Below is part of the exchange between Einstein and Geist:

Einstein: “…I do not believe God plays dice with the universe.”

Geist: “You know, in all this talk of your being a Jew, this is the first time you have mentioned God.”

Einstein: “That’s another one of those words that can mean many different things.”

Geist: “But you do believe in God?”

Einstein: “If I say no, will it prove that I’m a communist?  What I believe is that the universe is so extraordinary only God could have created it.  My job is to figure out how He did it.”

Something very much like that exchange really did occur, and Einstein really did say, “I do not believe God plays dice with the universe.”  Neither do I.

Geist, who was a Protestant, made sure that Einstein’s visa was approved.  Between 1933 and 1939, he issued more than 50,000 U.S. visas to German Jews and helped to save their lives.

Yahweh works in mysterious ways, and He has a plan.  It’s precise and detailed, infinitely so.  He laid out a lot of it in His word.  Not all of it, though.  Not even most of it.

I say that with some hesitation because research suggests that there may be other ways to read Yahweh’s word that open up the possibility of Yahweh’s omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence being revealed completely in His word.  For details, see The Bible Code.

Be that as it may, Yahweh told us enough about His plan for us to understand what He expects from us.  It’s simple.  Yahweh demands that we have faith in Him and that we obey Him and the leading of His Spirit.  If we will do those things, He will deliver/save us.

Yahweh made that promise.  We call it the Covenant and the Renewed Covenant.

Until we are with Yahweh in Person, it will be impossible for us to comprehend Him completely, and we can’t understand Him at all unless he reveals Himself to us.  Yahweh hinted at that fact when Moses met Him at the burning bush and asked Him His Name.  This was Yahweh’s answer:

Elohim said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14)

In essence, Yahweh was telling Moses that He is beyond description.  “I am” is not an accurate translation.  “I exist” is more accurate.  That may be the most profound statement ever made.

Our Creator wasn’t created.  He is the giver of life and the ultimate life source.  Everything we see and even things we can’t see hang together because of Him.

Yahweh was telling Moses that no one can put Him in a box.  It’s impossible, so don’t even try.  Then Yahweh told Moses something that most people have ignored and many others refuse to accept:

Elohim, furthermore, said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘Yahweh, the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is My Name forever, and this is the Name you shall call Me from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3:15)

There is a lot more to that statement than meets the eye, and there is more to the Name Yahweh than we can comprehend.  We have to take Yahweh at His word.  He alone is responsible for fulfilling His promises and for revealing Himself and His plan to us.  Our job is to do what He tells us to do.

I should apologize for rambling a bit, but I won’t.  Today, I’m in a rambling mood, and I’m reminded of this proverb: “Not all those who wander are lost.”




“If My people who are called by My Name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7: 14)

Change that Yahweh calls “good” begins in the hearts of believers—people who are recognizable because they are different.

We are different because we belong to Him and are called by His Name.  We are Yahweh’s people, His followers.


His Name is Yahweh, the website, is a companion of the book His Name is Yahweh.

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Must Jewish People Convert to Christianity to be Saved? is a book that you will want to read.

In it, you will discover facts that most Christians are unfamiliar with.  It will enlighten you about the true faith of believers dating back to the time of Abraham.

The Messiah didn’t try to create a new religion.  Neither did the apostles nor His followers.  For the most part, the religion that we know today as “Christianity” is either Catholic or an extension of Catholicism.

That’s a serious problem.  Must Jewish People Convert to Christianity to be Saved? explains why.

The book is available in two formats: paperback and eBook.  Click on the titles below to access the version you want:







“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)

See “His Name is Yahweh”.

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