"Now, therefore. revere Yahweh and serve Him with undivided loyalty; put away the gods that your forefathers served beyond the Euphrates and in Egypt, and serve Yahweh. Or, if you are loath to serve Yahweh, choose this day which ones you are going to serve—the gods that your forefathers served beyond the Euphrates, or those of the Amorites in whose land you are settled; but I and my household will serve Yahweh." (Joshua 24:15)
The goal of this Web site is to separate myth and man-made stories and practices from the truth of the Scriptures, which is the basis by which all things are judged, and from which all truth is derived. Many people believe that because something has been written, taught, or practiced for centuries, or even decades, it must be Scriptural. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Time does not necessarily prove the validity of something. It's therefore important to research these writings, teachings, practices, and beliefs to determine their origin and whether they actually do have a Scriptural basis.
No one has all the answers. However, Yahweh, the Creator of heaven and earth, has provided us with many of them through the writings of Moses, and the prophets, and others. Gathered together, these writings are known as "the Hebrew Bible", "the Scriptures", and "the Tanakh"1 (and often incorrectly referred to as "the Old Testament"). Many times our discernment must come with the aid of other writings but this must always be done using the Scriptures as the final authority. In the end it's the Scriptures by which all things are measured and judged; and our understanding comes from the wisdom Yahweh has provided for us through the Scriptures.
The end of this world as we know it is drawing near. Yahweh is preparing to establish His Kingdom in the midst of the earth, from the Temple Mount in the holy city of Jerusalem. Now is the time to seek Yahweh — the Mighty One of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the time to draw near to Him in the simple uncomplicated manner in which He intended in the first place.
There are many wrong teachings and misunderstandings in regards to the Scriptures and the truth has been suppressed for far too long. Yahweh is revealing His truth in these final days, even as His messenger declared to Daniel, "Many will be purified and purged and refined; the wicked will act wickedly and none of the wicked will understand; but the knowledgeable will understand." (Daniel 12.10). Many people have suffered severe spiritual abuse at the hands of "religious" leaders. Others have become entangled in traditions that have no Scriptural basis — many traditions, in fact, that are taken directly from pagan practices. Others have been taught to focus on themselves instead of Yahweh. It is time to see what Yahweh really says — the truth plain and simple, without any outside influence, placing it in its original Hebrew setting.
One of the most important paths in regaining the truth is to return to the original writings of the Scriptures (as far back as we can), and understand them in their original Hebraic setting, with a Hebrew mindset. In doing so, we are better able to understand the original intent of what Yahweh brought forth in these writings, rather than a Western-based, Greek-influenced interpretation, which may or may not have a preconceived agenda.
The name of this Web site — shamar — is a Hebrew word, which simply means "to keep, guard, observe, give heed" It appears in the following Scriptures, among others:
"Then I heard the voice of Yahweh saying, 'Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?' and I said, 'Here am I; send me.'" (Isaiah 6.8)
My name is Lee Underwood. I am not a scholar; rather, I am just a man who seeks to do the will of Yahweh. I seek only to glorify Him by helping others as He has given me wisdom and understanding to do, by utilizing the gifts He has given me as a writer, a teacher, and a musician.
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