Heralding Bible Truth to the World
Assemblies of Yahweh is a nonprofit religious organization with its International Headquarters located at Bethel, Pennsylvania. Doctrinally the Assemblies of Yahweh holds a conservative position in biblical interpretation. We affirm that the teachings of the sacred Scriptures must be interpreted as literally as possible and its precepts faithfully obeyed by the dedicated believers. Standing between the great religions of the west, Chr-stianity and Judaism, the Assemblies of Yahweh today holds a similar position to that of the Nazarenes mentioned in Acts 24:5. As did the Nazarenes, the Assemblies of Yahweh today strives to fulfill the description of the True Worshipers found in Revelation 12:17 and 14:12 by keeping the commandments of Yahweh and holding a living faith in the Messiah.
We hope that you enjoy this site and that you use it to learn more about our Creator Yahweh and His Son, our soon-coming Savior, Yahshua the Messiah.
Founding the Assemblies of Yahweh
The Assemblies of Yahweh was founded for the purpose of reconstituting the Apostolic Assembly described in Acts 2. Over the centuries, it had almost disappeared. The Messianic Assembly fled from Jerusalem and Israel to Transjordan before the destruction of the second Temple by the Romans in 70 C.E. Thereafter, history becomes relatively silent regarding the migration of these remnant True Worshipers. Significantly, the Assemblies of Yahweh organization today was restored 1900 years after the primitive Messianic Assembly fled from Jerusalem. This modern-day Assembly came into existence through our radio broadcast begun by Elder Jacob O. Meyer in 1966. Chartered in 1969, the Assemblies of Yahweh strives to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
Here is our mission statement that appears on our charter, “The purpose for which this corporation has been formed is:
“To teach and preach the Word and sacred Name of our heavenly Father and the truth of the inspired Scriptures, to promote the interest of religion and the spread of spiritual holiness throughout the world, to assemble for worship to accomplish these beliefs and purposes and to engage exclusively in such religious, educational, and charitable purposes as are within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and its regulations as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended.”
The Assemblies of Yahweh was founded for the purpose of preaching the Truth of the inspired Scriptures to a spiritually lost world. We strive to harmonize the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, thereby achieving sound doctrine with consistency. To correct errors in doctrine we return to the original texts in which the Bible was written (as closely as we can return to the autographs). To fulfill the commandment to worship together (Hebrews 10:25), regular worship services are held in various locations, including the International Headquarters Convocation Center at Bethel, in many states of the United States, and also in foreign countries.
A major goal of the Assemblies of Yahweh is to encourage development of each individual’s spiritual character through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, so that everyone who desires to do so may qualify as a converted child of the Most High Father in heaven.
We teach the importance of the revealed, personal Name of our Father in heaven and of His Son, our Redeemer, Yahshua the Messiah. This primary scriptural doctrine, setting us apart from other religious groups today, is strongly proclaimed by the Assemblies of Yahweh. We also teach the keeping of the commandments of Yahweh and that each member should voluntarily live a strict moral life in complete submission to Yahweh’s royal Law.