Our Assembly here at Emory has traceable roots that go back into the 1920’s. Our congregation today has quite a few descendants of people who accepted the “come out of Babylon” message many decades ago. There were Sabbath keeping groups in Texas and Oklahoma who fellowshipped together back in the 1930’s and 40’s. Bro. L.D. Snow came to this area (East Texas) to hold an extended revival meeting back in about 1930 and many people were tremendously affected by that meeting.
Then in 1950 there was a building constructed as a Sacred Name Assembly with the name Assembly of Yahvah. In addition to L.D. Snow some of the founders were L.F. Wilds and E.B. Adair.
Down through the years we have been blessed with many wonderful times of visitation from our Heavenly Father, and we have had plenty of failures to keep us humble. Many people today still have wonderful memories of the camp meetings that have been held here over the years.
In 1975 a community was begun here to provide a place for people to come who wanted to get their families out of the cities and prepare for the coming of our Messiah. A private school was operated here until about 1990. Today we are still preparing for Yahshua’s return and we are continually in the process of being purged and purified.
Today our current Pastor is John Robinson following former Pastors L.F. Wilds and Paul Wilds. We have always been very blessed with anointed musicians and we have CD’s available with original songs available for distribution. We also do prison ministry both in our local county jail as well as state prisons, consisting of correspondence and personal visitation. Over the years we have had good fellowship with a wide variety of Yahvah’s children and we always welcome interaction with people of like faith. The differences of understanding among Yah’s people are a necessary element of our growing in grace and knowledge, and we try to keep the bond of peace till we all come into the unity of the faith.
Statement of Belief for the Assembly of Yahvah
All scripture is inspired by Yahvah (God) and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness: that the man of Yahvah may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
That all of mankind has sinned, and fall short of the glory of Yahvah (God) Romans 3:23. And that the wages for sin is death, Romans 6:23. And that the Heavenly Fathers desire is to reconcile mankind back into fellowship, by us excepting His only begotten son Yahshua (Jesus), born of the virgin Mary as the supreme sacrifice, redeeming us from the consequences of sin. John 3:16
We believe that we are saved by grace through faith, Romans 2:8. And this saving faith will produce good work in accordance to scripture Ephesians 2:8-10, James 2:14-26
After we have repented of our sins and have become a new creation 2 Corinthians 5:17, we should be immersed in water for baptism and receive the Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:13-17, Acts 2:38, Matthew 3:11, Acts 1:5. The baptism of the Holy Spirit give us strength and teaches us how to live out our lives since we are a new creation Galatians 5:16-26
We believe that the scriptures were written for all of mankind for all generations Matthew 5:17-20, 24:35, and that we should be diligent not to add to or take away from the intended meanings of the inspired scriptures. Deut 4:2, Rev. 22:18-19, Ezekiel 22:26, Isaiah 5:20
The ten commandments are a written record of the perfect law of liberty, and when we walk in the spirit of that law we will produce good fruit. In the meantime we must avoid foolish questions and strivings about the law.
We believe in one Elohim (God) and one mediator between man and Elohim, who can make intercession for us. (1 Tim. 2:5)
When we become part of the bride of the Messiah we are automatically heirs of the promises that Yahvah made to Abraham many years ago. (Gal. 3:29)
We believe in the life changing power of the Messiah for physical and spiritual healing, for forgiveness of sin, and to empower His people to overcome sin.
Our use of His name is based on our understanding of Exodus 3:15 , Isaiah 42:8 and the several thousand additional times His name occurs in the original writings. "Yahvah" is our understanding of the best transliteration of the Divine Name which consists of the four Hebrew letters commonly called the Tetragrammaton.
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